Monday, August 30, 2010

An Exciting Fantasy Adventure From Duane Simolke

Today we're celebrating Duane Simolke's Fantasy Adventure, THE RETURN OF INNOCENCE.

Majoring in English, Duane Simolke received degrees from Belmont University (B.A., 1989), Hardin-Simmons University (M.A., 1991), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., 1996). His doctoral dissertation was on Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio.

StoneWall Society gave Pride in the Arts literary awards to The Acorn Stories, Degranon, and Holding Me Together. AllBooks Reviews gave The Return of Innocence a Reviewers Choice Award.

Simolke also edited and co-wrote a fundraiser, The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer.



Duane Simolke blends humor and romance with exciting fantasy action.

Visit Theln, a planet of magic, dragons, nobility, and heroes. Sasha Varov was born into a noble home in the Thelni kingdom of Jaan, but Sasha's father dared to oppose the king's sorcerer, Wuhrlock. Sasha and her family became exiles on a desolate island. At sixteen, Sasha left her island home to buy seeds in Jaan. She stumbled into a series of misadventures that ended with the death of Wuhrlock and made Sasha a legend, known as "Innocence." Never mind that the legend barely resembled the truth, or that Sasha caught Wuhrlock in an unguarded moment.

When Sasha returned for more seeds, the people of Jaan expected her to defeat a much more ruthless and powerful sorcerer. Duane Simolke wrote the short story "The Return of Innocence" in 1983. With contributions by Toni Davis, he later developed it into a novel.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Samantha Sommersby's Hot Historical Now In Print

Today we're celebrating the print release of Samantha Sommersby's historical romance UNDER FIRE.

Samantha lives in San Diego with her husband and fifteen year old son. She is the author of ten novels and novellas including FORBIDDEN: THE TEMPTATION, her latest installment in the critically acclaimed Forbbiden series. In 2007, Samantha left what she used to call her "real life" day job as a pyschotherapist to pursue writing and working in the publishing industry full-time. She now happily spends her days immersed in the world of Forbidden, a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons are real, where magic is possible, and where love still conquers all.


Samantha Sommersby's historical romance UNDER FIRE is now available in ebook and print from Red Rose Publishing.

It's 1917 and Lieutenant Jackson Crawford is in Arabia on an important mission. A seasoned soldier sent to ensure a victory that will secure British interests in the Suez Canal, Crawford was prepared for resistance from the prince; he was prepared for the crude weapons, the hellish sun, and the never-ending sand. What he wasn't prepared for was Harvard bred archeologist turned spy Lillian Barton Drake.

Weeks after Lilly's arrival in the desert she found herself in the center of a bloody massacre. Rescued by the prince she travels as part of his entourage, doing her utmost to gain his trust while avoiding becoming a part of his harem. Then into the camp rides an exhausted Jackson.

In a twist of fate Jack fights for Lilly's honor risking life and limb to claim her as his own. Casting aside common sense the couple begin a passionate affair that sets the desert on fire and is guaranteed to melt your heart. Will their love be strong enough to survive the ravages of war, the duty they've sworn to their country, and the secrets of Jackson’s past?


Friday, August 20, 2010

Ann Hinnenkamp's DYAD QUEST Now In Print

Today we are celebrating the print release of Ann Hinnenkamp's DYAD QUEST, the second book in her paranormal romance series!

Born in a decade that starts with an F, Ann now finds herself in an age decade beginning with the same dreaded letter. Her plan had always been to accept aging with the same effortless grace as any movie star with the last name of Hepburn, but now that her forehead is sliding down around her nose, and her neck attracts every rooster in the yard, she’s given up on grace and put her faith in a good moisturizer and turtle neck sweaters.

Ann had a B.A. in theatre and went to graduate school at the U. of M. in the M.F.A. acting program. She freelances as an actor and director in the twin cities area and has played everything from Eleanor of Aquitaine, to the third extra on the right with the gap in her front teeth.

Taking the advice from her father to heart, she never quit her day job. She works at a messenger service where the motto is: If you got it, a courier brought it. Her years in the business world have taught her a few valuable lessons: When designing a floor plan, never put your own office across from the bathrooms. All it has to do is snow to turn a great day to shit. It’s impossible to pick up a monkey at the airport, look him in the eye, and then deliver him to a testing lab. And transporting caskets, even when they’re empty, is just plain scary.

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DYAD QUEST - Book two in Ann Hinnenkamp's Dyad Series.

Aiden Rawlings has had centuries to perfect the art of staying unconnected. For over four hundred years, he's served as human partner to one of the immortal Dyads, protecting mankind from their worst enemy - themselves. But all his carefully built emotional walls start to crumble when he finds Jude Kapfer dying from gunshot wounds and asks the Dyads to heal her. They agree on one condition, Aiden must protect Jude and discover who is behind the attempt on her life. He's only got one problem with that - how can he protect her if he can't take his eyes off her? Jude is having a bad week. First, a masked madman shoots her, then, two insanely sexy men show up and heal her and she discovers humans are not alone on the planet. Now, in order to save her life, she must team up with Aiden and allow herself to be drawn deeper in to the mysterious, hidden world of the Dyads. Maybe she should take her chances with the masked gunman. At least he's human.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lower-Cost, Second Printing For Tim Smith's Nick Seven Novels

Today we're celebrating the lower-cost, second edition printing of author Tim Smith's action-packed romantic suspense Nick Seven novels!


Former CIA agent Nick Seven finds that some memories are better left alone in this romantic political action thriller by Tim Smith.

Former CIA agent Nick Seven gets pulled from his peaceful life on Key Largo to pursue a resurrected terrorist halfway around the world, only to find himself drawn into a web of espionage, murder, blackmail and high-level government corruption that threatens national security and the principles of freedom.



The covert intelligence community got more than they bargained for when they crossed Nick Seven in this romantic topical thriller by Tim Smith.

Nick Seven left the CIA for the tranquility of the Florida Keys, thinking he'd found an idyllic life in paradise with Felicia, his dream lover from Barbados, and that his life of intrigue was once again in the past. The last thing he wanted was to be used by his former employers as an unwilling pawn in America's war on terror.

As Nick and Felicia maneuver through a complex maze of treason, assassination and government corruption, they cross paths with a rogue agent with a personal agenda, a mentally unstable killer, and a wealthy industrialist with ties to several terrorist organizations. When Nick is set up as the fall guy for a murder he didn't commit, and Felicia becomes part of the agency's scheme, the stakes become higher and more personal. Nick's quest to get out from under the CIA's thumb and regain control of his life forces him to realize that what dreams may hold, nightmares also share.



Former CIA spook Nick Seven doesn't realize what he's up against when he takes on the mob in this suspenseful, quirky adventure by Tim Smith.

When former CIA agent Nick Seven did a favor for his friend, gambler Rock Moretti, he didn't know that his innocent gesture would place him in the middle of a turf war between two crime families, each fighting for control of the lucrative Miami market. Nick's peaceful life in the Florida Keys becomes a battle of wills as he must call on his instincts to outwit both Dons, as well as a Justice Department prosecutor with a personal agenda. When Nick becomes the target of a hired assassin, he realizes that he has his own vendetta and thirst for revenge.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Reissue Of A Pauline Baird Jones Favorite

Today we celebrate the digital and print re-release of Pauline Baird Jones' romantic comedy suspense, DO WAH DIDDY DIE.

Pauline is the award-winning author of eight novels of action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery. She's also written two non-fiction books, ADAPTING YOUR NOVEL FOR FILM and MADE-UP MAYHEM which released August 2008. Her seventh novel, OUT OF TIME, an action-adventure romance set in World War II, is a 2007 EPPIE winner in the single title/mainstream category. Her eighth novel, THE KEY, released from LL Dreamspell, is the Dream Realm Awards winner in its category and won a bronze medal in the Independent Publisher awards.

Originally from Wyoming , Pauline and her family moved from New Orleans to Texas before Katrina.

A romantic suspense by Pauline Baird Jones

Luci Seymour - sexy & free spirited - returns to steamy New Orleans in search of the father she's never met. She finds murder, mayhem, love and adventure when her timing puts her directly in the sights of an elderly hit couple and a con man's last scam.

Available in multiformat including kindle/nook/sony etc. from Fictionwise and in print.

What others have to say about Do Wah Diddy Die:

"When it comes to creating stories with offbeat humor and outrageous situations, Pauline Baird Jones is in a class by herself. A most excellent experience!" Jill Smith, Romantic Times; 4 Stars.

"Once again, Pauline Jones has managed to write a book that rivals anything other comedy writers have put out there for the discerning reader. Ms. Jones' tongue-in-cheek writing style will appeal to anybody, with or without a sense of humor. I spent half my time roaring with laughter and the other half enthralled with the mystery of 'whodunit'. This book is a must read of the highest caliber for anyone who just loves a great book, a good laugh and a fantastic story." Ariana Overton for Midnight Scribe, Murder List, WordWeaving, Tracy's Book Reviews, and Sharpwriter

"I could hardly bear to put this book down for anything. I kept wading through dead bodies to discover the tie in and get this mystery all figured out. I look forward to more hilarious reading from Pauline Baird Jones." Five thumbs up from Kathy Boswell, Kathy's Faves and Raves

Pauline Baird Jones has definitely carved a niche for herself in the category of romantic comedy, with talent that rivals the best and a sense of humor that is sure to leave readers breathless with laughter. If you love romantic comedy and haven't had a chance to read DO WAH DIDDY . . . DIE, you don't know what you're missing. This one is a must read!
—Reviewer's Choice Award from Scribes World


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Fun New Romantic Comedy From Sandra Sookoo

Today we're celebrating a wonderful new contemporary romantic comedy from Sandra Sookoo!

WEDGIE TALES AND PANTY LINES a romantic comedy by Sandra Sookoo

When unassuming mail room worker Kate Little agrees to become an underwear tester for a marketing company, things get uncomfortable fast. Not only has she never worn "fancy" underpants before, she has to work closely with handsome marketing manager Bryan Eddleman and that's enough to keep her in a constant state of confusion.

Trouble is Bryan's competing with another manager for a promotion that hinges on the results of the test group. Kate can't determine if his sudden interest is really in her or her surprisingly insightful weekly reports on foundation garments.

Add a jealous co-worker out to sabotage Kate's budding love life, an overly helpful gay friend with nothing better to do than shove her into Bryan's arms, and a rambunctious teacup dog to the chaos and you’ll have a typical day in Kate's less than ordinary life.

The last thing she needs is panty lines.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Two New Print Releases For Samantha Sommersby

Today we're celebrating two new print releases in Samantha Sommersby's Forbidden Series!

There's a fine line between mysticism and they must cross to win.

London psychiatrist Wesley Atherton is a man of science. He doesn't believe in love at first sight...until he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a green-eyed American beauty he bumps into on the Tube. Just his luck, Katherine, a fashion design intern, has an engagement ring on her finger.

Wes knows a thing or two about people, though. Instinct tells him there's something more than irresistible temptation behind their attraction. She doesn't love her fiance, he's sure of it - now if only he can convince her they're meant to be together.

Surviving a deadly train wreck is the first sign his intuition is spot on. The second - a psychic who warns them the Reaper doesn't like to be cheated out of its quarry. The situation defies all logic, but a string of strange and lethal events convinces Wes that he and Katherine are living on borrowed time. Pitted in a battle against death itself, Wes will do anything, make any sacrifice, to protect the woman he loves.

This book has been substantially revised and expanded from its original published version.
Warning: This book by Samantha Sommersby contains one bad-ass demon, spectacular shagging, a feisty American heroine, and one very hot, very British, knife-wielding shrink.


There's only one way to safeguard the future - fight free of the past.

Byron Renfield is a master of climbing the social ladder. He's successful, handsome, independently wealthy...and a vampire. As a member of an elite group of immortals, the Dominie, Byron's spent centuries isolating himself from humanity in order to pursue redemption. It's a good plan...until Violet Deeds comes along.

Violet is beautiful, sexy, outspoken...and human, which makes her completely off limits. His society's canon may forbid it, but Byron is rocked by a longing so intense that in one impulsive act of passion, he claims Violet as his mate.

Irrevocably bound together, Byron and Violet enter one another's worlds, threatening the balance of society and nature. He takes steps to protect them both from the Dominie's inevitable retribution, but it isn't enough. Violet is hunted down and kidnapped. If Byron wants a life - any life - with Violet, he must defy the very core of the Dominie itself. And win.

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.

WARNING: This book by Samantha Sommersby contains one fabulously feisty redheaded heroine, one hunky holy-man-turned-rebel vampire, a group of corrupt religious zealots, women in chains and plenty of scorching hot sex.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A New Single-Author Anthology Of Mainstream Erotica From Alicia Night Orchid And Logical-Lust Publications

Today we're celebrating Logical Lust Publications' newest release, a single author anthology by Alicia Night Orchid.

Alicia Night Orchid's mainstream fiction has appeared in several literary journals under another name. Her erotic stories have appeared online at Cleansheets, Ruthie's Club, Sliptongue, Oysters and Chocolate, For the Girls, and the Erotica Readers and Writers' Association. Her story, "Savage Nights" took first prize in Desdmona's 2007 60's Contest. Another story "A Lover in the House of Spies" was runner up in the For the Girl's 2008 Fiction Contest.

Alicia's story "Taste of Love" is featured in Oysters and Chocolate's first print anthology to be published by NAL a division of Penguin Press, Oysters and Chocolate:Erotica of Every Flavor.

Also, check out Alicia's story "Dez Moinez" appearing in Logical Lust's anthology, Swing: Adventures in Swinging by Today's Top Erotica Writers.


TIGHT WOMEN IN HARD PLACES - a single author anthology from Alicia Night Orchid and Logical Lust Publications

She's a woman who's been around the block. She knows what she wants and how to get it.

She's remained faithful while her husband's off fighting in Iraq, but sometimes even good girls need a spanking. She's followed her lover from sunny California to medical school in Indiana-will it ever stop raining, and why has he brought an anatomy book to bed? In the prize-winning "Savage Nights," Trish loses a boyfriend, but discovers more than friendship with those crazy hippies next door. In "Torn in Two," Cindy gets another chance at romance, but is it worth it with a man who plays that rough?

The wife of a famous politician, she's sitting at the end of the bar, trolling for her next bad boy. A law student far from home, she's having an affair with her favorite professor. The girl next door, she eats too many sweets, struggles with a novel, and watches her neighbors through binoculars. Her mother might have been a cold war spy whose lovers whispered state secrets between the sheets, but Kate secretly yearns to be told how and when to do the nasty. She's the well-known defense attorney obsessed to the point of distraction with her lover's most private orifice, the country-western singer who needs to change her cheatin' ways, and the late-night waitress who swaps her panties for a hundred dollar bill and a brand new life.

Although told from a woman's point of view, don't expect mushy, romantic, happy-ever-ending stories here. Instead, meet real women making tough choices and getting on with imperfect lives. These women don't always get what they want, but they usually get what they need, both in life and in bed.These are tight women in hard places.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Celebrating A New Romantic Suspense From Marie-Nicole Ryan

Today we're celebrating the release of LOVE ME IF YOU CAN by award winning romantic suspense author, Marie-Nicole Ryan.

Marie-Nicole has had a life-long love affair with books. It was only natural she started writing her own. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and loves every moment she spends writing. She's a member of ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA and MUSIC CITY ROMANCE WRITERS, and Kiss of Death, RWA's Mystery/Suspense chapter. When she served as the editor of MCRW's newsletter, Love Notes, she won the RWA small chapter newsletter contest for the year 2005.

She's a native of Henderson, Kentucky, but she's lived in Tennessee so long, she considers herself a true native...almost. She has an adult son, who's a hero in her eyes. And now that she's given up her day job, it's amazing how much more writing she's able to accomplish.

If you'd like to know a little about her trials and tribulations on the way to fame and fortune, check out her blog at Marie Blogs About Writing and you can check out the soap hunks as well.


LOVE ME IF YOU CAN by Marie-Nicole Ryan
Music City Heat Series

Summertime in Nashville gets pretty steamy. No wonder Tess and Scott combust.

Nashville Homicide Detective Tess O'Malley has a lot to prove. She comes from a long line of police officers, including her father and older brothers. First, she and her partner are taken off a high-profile case and sidelined with a cold case instead. After reviewing the files, she's certain her cold case is connected to the current one, and she sets out to prove it. Too bad it means locking horns with a handsome PI who could win her heart and derail her career.

Scott Holt is all business when it comes to running his family's PI firm. When the lovely Detective O'Malley comes to question him about his possible involvement in her cold case, he has everything but business on his mind. Like locking lips with the fiery redhead.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Lorelei James' New Release Kicks Off New Series

Today we're celebrating the release of Lorelei James' CORRALLED which kicks off her new Blacktop Cowboys Series.

When she's not squirreled away behind her laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, Lorelei can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until she's a pretzel, shootin' her .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 does she have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, she's 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 her a unique perspective, especially since she's not writing historical westerns. Through her fictional world, she can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

She also write a dark, gritty mystery series under the name Lori Armstrong and her novel Snow Blind just won the 2009 Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for Best Paperback Original! Check it out at

Visit Lorelei James Website for her complete list of books

First in a new series about some hard-riding rodeo cowboys...and the women who can rein them in.

CORRALLED - Book one in Lorelei James' new Blacktop Cowboys Series

Sports therapist Lainie Capshaw has been rehabilitating injured cowboys long enough to know that a charming western drawl combined with a fine physical form doesn't mean you fall for the man.

So no one is more surprised than Lainie when she finds herself involved with not one, but two different men: Hank Lawson, a bullfighter, and Kyle Gilchrist, a bull rider. Lainie feels guilty about her two-timing, but it doesn't keep her from doubling her fun-that is until Hank catches her with Kyle.

She's shocked that Hank isn't mad. But she's more shocked to learn Hank and Kyle are hometown buddies. But when the men offer to share her-in every way-she knows that she's going to have to choose the one man who can give her the ride of her life.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Erin McCarthy's HOT FINISH Hits Shelves Today

Today we are celebrating the release of the third book in Erin McCarthy's ongoing Fast Track series - HOT FINISH!!

NYTimes bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book to Kensington Brava through author Lori Foster's website contest in 2002, much to her continued amazement. Thirty-something books later, Erin is entertaining both Brava and Berkley readers with her sassy, sexy tales of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her Las Vegas Vampires series debuted in August 2006, with HIGH STAKES hitting #1 on the B&N trade romance list. Erin also writes dark paranormal in her Seven Deadly Sins series and paranormal young adult novels under the name Erin Lynn.


HOT FINISH - book three in Erin McCarthy's Fast Track Series

Not all marriages last forever!
Suzanne Jefferson is broke, which is why she's given up charity work for wedding planning. Fortunately, she has a high-profile client,and best of all, he's paid in advance. There are just two teensy problems: The bride is a bona fide bridezilla, and Suzanne's ex-husband is the best man. At least she thought he was her ex-husband!

But this one might...
Two years after their marriage fell apart, stock car race driver Ryder Jefferson still can't stop thinking about Suzanne. Which is why he isn't too upset that, due to a glitch, the two are still technically married. Now he's imagining easing Suzanne's woes by satisfying her needs in the bedroom. After all, that's the one room they never argued in. Besides, with wedding bells ringing all around them, Ryder is wondering if,even though they'd quit the race a few laps too early,they can still come on strong with a big, romantic finish!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Reissued By Popular Demand - Lori Foster's THE WATSON BROTHERS

Today we're celebrating the re-release of THE WATSON BROTHERS. Reissued by popular demand, this single-author anthology from Lori Foster had a very limited first release exclusively for Walmart in the fall of 2008.

THE WATSON BROTHERS contains the stories of Sam, Gil, and Pete Watson. My House, My Rules, Bringing Up Baby, and Good With His Hands.

My House, My Rules - Tough, rugged cop Sam Watson has a reputation for being a hero on the job and delivering mind-blowing pleasure in the bedroom. But the only woman who drives him over the edge is the one who's completely wrong for him - the sweetly sexy and extremely determined Ariel. When Ariel's headstrong ways nearly wreck one of Sam's string operations - ruining her alluring dress in the process - Sam offers her a ride to his place to clean up. But once there, Ariel seems to have her own agenda, and Sam decides it's time to show the lady that if she wants to play games of seduction, he'll be calling the shots, turning her every fantasy into a night of unimagined bliss.

Bringing Up Baby - Gil Watson has always been the responsible one, running the family business and keeping his brothers out of trouble. Of course there was that one wild night on a business trip... the one that resulted in a daughter he never knew he had. By the time Gil finds out about her, the little girl's mother is already gone. Gil is determined to do the right thing, even if it means a marriage of convenience with the woman who's been raising his baby. Anabel Truman is sarcastic, free-spirited, and totally wrong for him. But the sensations she rouses in him feel totally right - stirrings that have nothing to do with being good and everything to do with being very, very naughty. Once Gil gets unbuttoned, there's no going back.

Good With His Hands - As next-door neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a "no sex" relationship. "No sex" equals continuing friendship. "Ohmygodyes" sex equals big problems and probably some serious dish throwing. It may be a rigid rule, but it works. Until Pete decides he wants to push the line. If sensible Cassidy won't take his hints, he's ready to transform himself into the perfect "black tie" guy he thinks she wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that black tie can do...


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