Thursday, April 29, 2010
“I was born in the shadow of the Manhattan skyline in the suburbs of New Jersey in the sleepy town of Fair Lawn. I graduated Fair Lawn High and went to college in Manhattan at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and graduated with honors with bachelor's degree at William Paterson College.After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts I gave up the idea of being a starving artist and headed for Seattle.For over a decade I lived in Rain City, and the last eight of those I wore a blue police uniform working for the Seattle Police Department as a patrol officer.I’ve been writing since 1990 but it wasn’t until I reached the wet British Isles that I published my first book, In The Shadow of Alexander. I lived in Hertfordshire, England for six years and from there I was able to travel and see the wonders of the world. I am back in the good ol’ USA once again and believe me, there’s no place like home.”
New novel takes a look at a different reality.
Like it or not reality television shows have become a staple in modern culture. Our curiosity to be the ‘fly-on-the-wall’ and watch other people’s trials and tribulations is now a huge percentage of mainstream primetime viewing.
In the reality show Got Men? six young men are selected – they assume randomly – for their participation as housemates in an isolated location in Nevada. The purpose of their stay is never revealed to them.
This novel examines ratings versus human frailty and deeply personal lives. How much of our intimate secrets are we willing to reveal to the universe? These six outgoing, handsome men struggle to come to terms with in a society that still does not give them equal rights to marry, serve in the military, or allow them to live without fear of discrimination.
The set up for the big ‘reveal’ on Got Men? is more than just a simple decision. It’s about taking a risk.The producers of the show want the subjects to take that chance, because to them, ratings mean everything.
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Friday, April 23, 2010
When I'm not squirreled away behind my laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, I can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until I’m a pretzel, shootin' my .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid's taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin' up vittles.
Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.
I also write a dark, gritty mystery series under the name Lori Armstrong and my novel Snow Blind just won the 2009 Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for Best Paperback Original! Check it out at http://www.loriarmstrong.com/
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Ridin' West for the holidays in this paperback collection of two funny and sexy holiday tales from Lorelei James.
When accountant Holly North is guilted into filling in at a Christmas-themed strip club, she fears she'll be recognized - or worse, exposed as a fraud. Instead she's shocked at how deliciously wicked it feels to don a velvet mask and the Mrs.-Claus-as-dominatrix outfit.
Detective Nick West is determined to find out who robbed his friend after a lap dance. Visions of revenge vanish faster than a flying sleigh when he encounters Mistress Christmas, a leggy brunette with a lush mouth made for mistletoe - and a holiday wish: for a secret Santa to sweep her away for a night of anonymous sexual pleasure.
One year ago carpenter Willow Gregory accidentally won the Miss Firecracker crown. Now she's ready to cut loose, but celebrating didn't include waking up in a sexy stranger's bed. Nor agreeing to work off the damage she caused to his friend's bar - or go to jail.
Normally, bartender Blake West could ignore a drunken, horny, naked beauty queen. But there's something about Willow that makes him want to blow his Mr. Nice Guy persona all to hell. It was supposed to be a no-heartstrings-attached affair, but every grinding kiss, every stolen touch leads to another...
Warning: These stories contains naughty holiday innuendo, love scenes hot as spiced cider, sweet and feisty heroines, and smokin' heroes with big...bottle rockets and candy canes.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Missy Martine is an erotic novelist who began her new career late in life, after she had retired from nursing. She’s written contemporary ménage and paranormal erotic romance. Her other available novel, “Discovering Her Wolfen Heritage” is a wolf shapeshifter romantic thriller.
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A Scorching Hot Siren Romance from Missy Martine.
Cass Abernathy is forty-three and she's getting a second chance at life, and maybe even love. She's finally divorced, after years of abuse, when she learns an unknown uncle in Oregon has left her his estate, and more importantly, his house. Filled with hope for her future and excited to have a place of her own, Cass heads west not knowing what she'll find.What she finds are hot and sexy twin brothers intent on making her a part of their lives. It's too bad they're so much younger because they bring out feelings she's never had before.
Meanwhile, there's someone else interested in Cass' inheritance, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make sure he wins.Will Cass overcome her fears and open her heart to the two men who love her, and will she discover the truth about her inheritance before it's too late?
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Susan Gabriel lives where the sun is always shining, her glass is never empty, and the balmy nights on her tropical isle swoon with romance. When she isn’t writing, you can find her strolling the shoreline with her beloved dogs, searching for treasures that wash up on the sand.
She loves many things, but nothing captivates her more than the turn of a good phrase. From the moment she uttered her first syllable, Susan embarked on a life-long love affair with words; they are the music of the mind. Just like notes on the scale, no two words resonate with the same tone. It is Susan’s fondest wish that her dear readers not only encounter letters on a page, but through her writing they hear the symphony that is life and love.
Destiny is on the line for Summer Solstice, the sultry and acerbic hostess of the popular late night talk-radio show Only the Lonely when a call comes through from a centuries-old vampire with a dark and tragic past.
Before the night is over, Summer will be drawn into the secretive world of the vampire who has the face of an angel, the needs of a man, and a thirst for human blood.
Forbidden desire turns to love, but love turns to suspicion when Summer's fans begin to turn up floating in the murky waters of the Mississippi. Will these two beings from different worlds be each other's salvation or their undoing?
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Vicki is a paralegal by day and author/blogger by evening and weekends. She possesses an insatiable desire to write and holds a fierce determination to succeed as a self-published author.
She made her writing debut on the Internet through the medium of blogging in January of 2008, after taking an interest in The Phantom of the Opera. Her blog entitled LESSONS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA examined the characters, emotions, symbolism, and events in the story.
Since her first post in January of 2008, her blog has received over 50,000 hits from 106 countries worldwide. It's become a favorite in the Phantom community. At the request of many of her readers, she published her blog into book form in May of 2009. It has received acclaim from fans, journalists, and university professors for taking a unique approach to studying the timeless story.
After years of wanting to try her hand at fiction writing, Vicki released her debut historical novel, THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE through Xlibris Corporation in November 2009. Determined to make a statement that self-published authors can produce quality work, she is thrilled over the positive professional reviews and reader comments. Vicki is excited to begin her second novel in a series of three THE PRICE OF DECEPTION which continues the story to a more fulfilling conclusion. She is also working on her own Phantom of the Opera novel, which she hopes to release in the Fall of 2010.
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THE PRICE OF INNOCENCE by Vicki Hopkins is a historical fiction novel, containing romantic elements, set in 1878 Paris, France. It weaves the tale of a young woman who, through cruel circumstances, suddenly finds herself struggling to survive in a city that despises its poor.
Her struggles take her on a journey through the shelters of charity to finding her first job as a laundress. The only reprieve from the vain existence of her life arrives each day when she delivers laundry to the most opulent brothel in all of Paris. Behind the doors of the Chabanais, a world of beauty, comfort, and shelter calls to her but for a price - her innocence.
The story is a picturesque glimpse into 19th century Paris life and an emotional journey of one woman driven by survival, rescued out of admiration, and redeemed out of love. It moves its readers to joy and tears, leaving a hunger for the second novel in the series of three.
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Monday, April 12, 2010
At the age of twenty-three, Jules opened her own beauty salon, married her high school sweetheart and had a wonderful family, but still felt like there was something else she should be doing.
So she did it. One night she sat down and started working on a summary of the story in her head. Her husband found her notes and asked what it was. She told him, "I'm going to write a book" then held her breath, waiting for him to laugh. Instead he looked at her, smiled, and said, "This is good. When can I read more?" Ahhh, her first fan.
Jules lives in Ohio where she runs a beauty salon by day and writes passionate, memorable romances . She says her home is usually in a state of chaos because she'd much rather create a new story than run the sweeper. Luckily her husband, daughters and beagle don't seem to mind that she's not domestic...that is until she forgets to feed them.
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FOR BUSINESS...OR MARRIAGE? A new Silhouette Desire from Jules Bennett
She'd always been in love with her boss. Secretly. And it had almost killed Abby Morrison each time magnificent multimillionaire Cade Stone began dating another woman. And now…he wanted her to plan his wedding!
Abby knew Cade was making a mistake—marrying for business reasons a woman equally uninterested in love. For too long she'd been the mousy little secretary. But now she refused to keep quiet. So she had one month to plan Cade's wedding? That gave her one month to change his mind.
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Monday, April 5, 2010
Karen Kelley became very adept at how things worked in the publishing world. You write a book, you mail it off, you get rejected, you write another book. She did this for six years until one day she talked her husband into mailing her manuscript for her. She couldn't take one more look of pity from the postal workers. Being the loving husband that he is, he mailed Bachelor Party to Hilary Sares at Kensington to be considered for the Precious Gem line on a Tuesday. On Friday of that same week, Hilary called to offer a contract.
Currently Karen writes for the Brava Imprint with Kensington Publishing. Karen writes full-time, and collects junk which she fondly calls antiques. Her husband can still be talked into mailing her manuscripts and also helping with her publicity. She has two grown children, one son-in-law and three grandchildren and a very spoiled Pekinese. She loves sitting on the patio on a warm spring day and procrastinating about her approaching deadline(s).
THE JAGUAR PRINCE by Karen Kelley
Zoo worker Callie Jordan knows something primal when she sees it: take, for instance, the naked man sitting at the foot of her bed. He's the same (naked) guy she saw after hours at the zoo. But now he's in her apartment, and just happens to have turned into a black-as-night jaguar. The average person would be in a blind panic; Callie certainly intends to be - once she finishes processing what this incredibly hot lunatic is telling her...
It seems Callie's visitor, the one who prefers skins to shirts, is Prince Rogar. From the planet of New Symtaria. Oh, and Callie is from the same place, has the same nifty shapeshifting powers, and is destined to be Rogar's lifemate! It figures the first hot guy ever to show a bit of interest turns out to be certifiable. Then again, Callie's seen Rogar's powers (plus some other choice things) firsthand - and testing her new roomie's powers of persuasion would be the ultimate walk on the wild side...
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Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sent on a mission to lure Budapest's vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova. Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind. It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt. Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution.
Love or life.