Kink the Halls
Author: Dawn Robertson
Release Date: December 2, 2013
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
’Tis the Season for an inappropriate Christmas tale!
Seven and Levi are celebrating their first holiday together.
Star is pretending to be domesticated.
And siblings are banging each other.
Seriously, what more do you expect from the Seven James-Parker/Star Bloom crew?
One thing is for sure, this is a Christmas no one will be forgetting anytime soon!
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Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.
Happy Release Day to Lisa Burstein!! Her latest release Sneaking Candy is now available!
By: Lisa Burstein
Publishing Date: 12/9/13
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: New Adult
All I ever wanted was to make a name for myself as Candice Salinas, creative writing grad student at the University of Miami. Of course, secretlyI already have made a name for myself: as Candy Sloane, self-published erotic romance writer. Though thrilled that my books are selling and I have actual fans, if anyone at UM found out, I could lose my scholarship…and the respect of my faculty advisor, grade-A-asshole Professor Dylan.
Enter James Walker, super-hot local barista and—surprise!—my student. Even though I know a relationship is totally off-limits, I can’t stop myself from sneaking around with James, taking a few cues from my own erotic writing…if you catch my drift. Candy’s showing her stripes for the first time in my real life, and I’ve never had so much fun. But when the sugar high fades, can my secrets stay under wraps?
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of the YA Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie and the NA Novella: The Next Forever. Sneaking Candy is her first full-length new adult novel.
Kissed by a Dark Prince, the first book in Felicity Heaton’s hot new paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website.
Find out how to enter the Kissed by a Dark Prince international giveaway (ends December 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 6 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
Kissed by a Dark Prince and the Eternal Mates series is set in the same world as the Vampire Erotic Theatre series, so if you’re a fan of that series, you will love Eternal Mates. Throughout this series, you’ll have a chance to catch up with the cast of the Vampire Erotic Theatre series and learn more about their world.
Felicity is hosting TWO release parties too. There will be a Twitter party on December 10th and a Facebook party on December 14th. Both will have amazing giveaways, and there are some fantastic authors joining her at the Facebook party. All the details and how to join the parties are at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/blog/kissed-by-a-dark-prince-release-parties/
Here’s more about Kissed by a Dark Prince, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.
By: Felicity Heaton
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…
Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.
One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is completed… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.
To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.
But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?
Kissed by a Dark Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
“Specimen appears to have advanced healing ability. Age of blood around the wounds is indicative of a recent injury, but the wounds in question are already closed and beginning to scab over.” Many demon and fae species had heightened healing. He could be any number of them. Olivia carefully pulled his upper lip back and studied his teeth. “No fangs. Canines appear normal.”
She drew back and something caught her eye. She parted the wild strands of his short black hair and traced the pointed tip of his ear. Was he a demon? They had pointed ears.
Olivia hovered over him, looking down at his handsome bloodstained face. She had never seen a demon as beautiful, mysterious, or deadly as he was.
She could feel it like an aura around him.
He was dangerous.
And waking up.
Olivia scooted backwards and reached for the call button on the wall near the head of the bed. She didn’t make it. His eyes slowly opened and she froze in mid-swing for the button, transfixed by them. They were incredible. She had never seen eyes like his. His irises were the most amazing shade of purple.
His gaze slid towards her but he didn’t move.
“What are you?” Olivia whispered it again as his eyes began to change, shifting to a normal shade of blue, and then his ears changed too, the points dulling until they appeared human. Adapting. He was studying his environment and her, and he was adapting.
It was incredible.
She lowered her hand to her side and stared at him.
“Specimen appears able to blend into his environment, changing his appearance to conceal himself.”
She had never seen a demon do this. Many of them did it and she had heard the tales from the field agents, but she had never witnessed it.
“You are being held in a secure facility and no harm will come to you.” She hoped he understood English. His blue gaze narrowed with his frown, locked on her mouth as she spoke. Maybe he didn’t understand her.
He sat up in one fluid motion, swinging his legs over the edge of the inspection table, the movement so swift that it startled her and she shot backwards, distancing herself. Her heart thundered in her throat. She should have pressed the call button.
She should have strapped him down.
Her gaze darted to the red button off to her right. Could she make it there and sound the alarm before he attacked?
“Where am I?” The sound of his deep voice sent a fiery tremble through her. It was at odds with his lithe figure. The commanding edge to it had her forgetting the call button and automatically answering him, because he didn’t sound like the sort of man you could piss off and live to tell the tale.
“At a secure research facility in London.” She hoped he didn’t ask what she had been doing to him while he had been unconscious because now that he was awake, very awake, that sense of danger he radiated had only grown stronger. Her shot at resuscitating her ailing career looked as though he might kill her if he didn’t like any of the answers to his questions.
His blue gaze moved around the room, cataloguing everything, a keen edge to it. Strategising. He had adapted to blend into his environment and now he was plotting a way out of it.
“How did you do that?” she said, unable to get her voice above a whisper. His attention snapped back to her.
“How did I do what?” He could definitely grasp her language.
“Your eyes… your ears.” She pointed a shaky finger at them.
He planted his hands on the edge of the table on either side of his hips and she struggled not to look down. Her guest didn’t appear to have any qualms about being naked in front of a stranger. He sat on the table, frowning at the equipment in the room. His gaze caught on the wires attached to the machines and he followed them to his chest. He raised a single black eyebrow and pulled the sticky pads off his body.
“Strange to ask me how and not why,” he said at last and looked up at her through his long black lashes, his blue eyes holding a glimmer of curiosity.
“I’m a medical doctor… a scientist.” She pulled at the chest of her long white coat, drawing his attention to it.
He glanced at it and then back around the room. His gaze lingered on the tray of tools to his left, narrowed, and then slid to her. A threat. She had enough experience of the world to know when someone was silently threatening her. He didn’t intend to use the scalpels and other implements on her. No. He meant to warn her that if she dared to attempt to use them on him, she would come off worse.
Olivia held her hands up in front of her. “Listen, I’m just curious about your species, and the things you can do. I wanted to help you.”
He grimaced and his grip on the edge of the table tightened until his arms shook. He ground out dark words in a foreign tongue and paled further. The edges of his irises turned purple.
The heart rate monitor still linked to his finger went crazy. He scowled at the machine and tried to move to take the clip off. His hands trembled violently.
“You’re not well.” Olivia reached out to steady him, instinct telling her to help him. She caught his upper arms and gasped. He was burning up, shaking beneath her fingers, his skin clammy. “You need to rest.”
“I will be fine… with a little fluids.” Pain grated in his deep voice and he swallowed hard.
“I wasn’t sure what to give you.” Olivia pressed her palm to his forehead. A fever? Was it part of his healing process or was his condition deteriorating? “I wasn’t sure what would harm or help you.”
He leaned forwards and his breath skated over her bare neck. She shivered, a hot rush sweeping through her.
“I know what fluid I need,” he whispered low, his voice barely there and teasing, stirring unbidden heat in her veins and quickening her pulse.
“Tell me and I’ll get it.” She tried to draw back and his hands shot up, fingers closing tightly around her upper arms.
“Oh, you already have it.”
He struck hard on the left side of her throat and her eyes widened. Shock stole her senses for a second before reality came crashing back. He was biting her. He was drinking her blood. Dark memories surged to the surface and she fought his hold on her, struggling like a wild thing. She wouldn’t let it happen to her again. She shoved at his chest, clawing with her short nails, and pounded her hands against it, striking as hard as she could.
He pulled her against his chest, caging her there, his arms steel bands across her back, pinning hers between their bodies. She wriggled, desperate to escape him, fear pounding down on her and making her heart stutter. He was going to drink her to death.
Tears streamed down her cheeks and her head spun, wooziness threatening to pull her down into the darkness.
“Please,” she whispered, breathless and weak, barely clinging to consciousness as her panic and fear overwhelmed her. “Release me… don’t kill me.”
Kissed by a Dark Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.
Find all the links, a fantastic 6 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kbadp
Books in the Eternal Mates romance series:
Claimed by a Demon King – coming February 2014
Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:
Mailing List: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/newsletter.php
Welcome to our virtual tour stop of Noelle Adams Playing the Playboy Blog Tour brought to you by Book Monster Promotions.
Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so glad to have you here today!
Thank you for having me!
1. Tell us 3 things about yourself that readers may not be able find out about you on the web.
I started writing stories in my head when I was four years old. I’m the world’s biggest introvert. And there was a time when I (stupidly) wanted to be a ballerina.
2. What does a typical writing day look for you?
I have to fit in writing around my day-job, so my writing days always look different. Sometimes, I’ll spend all day writing on the weekends, and sometimes I don’t get any time to write at all. And sometimes I’ll waste several hours when I’m supposed to be writing but never actually start.
3. Could you give us a little sneak peek of how your research process happens with a new book or series?
I write contemporary romances, so I don’t usually do a lot of research. There are always random things I need to research. For Playing the Playboy, I needed to look into parasailing on Santorini and Greek property laws. But I don’t begin with research. I always begin with the story and then start the research when I realize I need it.
4. When you’re not writing, what are your hobbies/interests?
I teach, so that takes up the majority of my time. Writing actually functions as my “hobby” since I have to do it around my full-time job. I also love reading, art, travel, and walking my dog.
5. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Patricia Veryan.
6. When you are deep into writing what is your biggest pet peeve?
My job – since it always gets in the way of writing time!
7. Do you ever base your characters on people you know in real life?
Not directly. I use my own experiences to shape my characters, and that includes people I know. But I’ve never explicitly crafted a character on an actual person.
8. Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written?
That’s like choosing your favorite child! I actually adore Andrew, the hero of Playing the Playboy. And I’m also crazy about Paul, the hero of Listed. And I also really love Jessica, the heroine of Married for Christmas.
9. If you could be any one of your characters, from any book you’ve written which one would you be and why?
I always put my characters through the wringer, and they are also often isolated or disconnected from family—so I’m not sure I’d want their lives, despite their very happy endings. Maybe I’d say Erin, the heroine of Nameless. A lot of readers got really annoyed with her in the book, but I still find her very real and relatable—and she gets to be married to Seth and have two amazing daughters.
10. Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers, maybe about what’s coming in the future from you or anything else?
Thanks to everyone who reads my books! My release after Playing the Playboy is a Christmas book about a pastor who enters a marriage of convenience—so it might be a hard sell for some people. And then the third Heirs of Damon book, Engaging the Boss, will come out early in 2014.
Thank you so much and we hope you will come back again!
Thank you for your having me! I enjoyed it!
Seducing the Enemy
(Heirs of Damon #1)
By: Noelle Adams
Publishing Date: 10/14/13
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison Damon believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta in Monte Carlo is just a fling, an escape from his responsibilities. Then he discovers she is an Edwards—the family he despises most. He can’t quench his attraction for her, but he won’t let her use it against him. He won’t let her manipulate him to win money from his family. No matter how much he wants her, he won’t let her seduce him again.
Playing the Playboy
(Heirs of Damon #2)
By: Noelle Adams
Publishing Date: 11/18/13
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Laurel will do anything to save her Santorini inn from the powerful Damon family, and that includes manipulating Andrew Damon, the man they’ve sent to get her off the property. Andrew might have a reputation for being irresistible to women, but she won’t have any problem resisting him. This is war, after all, and the Damons drew their weapons first.
Andrew has spent most of his life chasing women and wasting time, but he’s determined to do his duty by his family, even if that means ousting an infuriating (and gorgeous) widow from the inn that legally belongs to the Damons. He doesn’t expect to fall for her. And he definitely doesn’t expect to discover that he’s been played.
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.
Noelle is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
GRAND PRIZE: $25 gift card to Amazon or B&N and a custom Heirs of Damon mouse pad.
RUNNERS-UP: Three runners-up will receive an eBook of PLAYING THE PLAYBOY
1. Tell us a little bit about The Groom, and why readers should check it out.
Last year I wrote a short story about a man crashing a wedding in order to win his ex-wife back. Within the first few weeks of publication, I was bombarded with reviews of people who loved the hero Jack and his dashing attempt at winning back his wife. But on the other end of the spectrum were readers who kept asking “what about Lyle?”. The poor guy left standing at the altar deserved to have his story told. So I set out to show the world who Lyle Cummings his and set him up with a woman who is his opposite in every way, but is also his match. I wanted to incorporate elements of suspense woven in with the romance to create a layered and textured read. I think people who enjoy angst, drama and suspense will enjoy those elements threaded through the core romance.
2. What inspired you to write The Groom?
I started with a vision in my mind of a battered and downtrodden groom drinking at a bar to drown his heartache over being dumped. In going there he encountered a singer whose voice soothed those hurts. I wanted her voice to bridge their connection before Lyle and Katrina ever even said hello to each other and I wanted to bring together two people who each have a little of what the other is missing. From there, the story just developed through the characters, their personalities, and their actions.
3. Describe both Lyle Cummings and Katrina Giordano in five words.
Lyle: Loyal, Smart, Passionate, Analytical, Well-Spoken
Katrina: Out-spoken, Outgoing, Impulsive, Tough, Courageous
4. Fun question: If The Groom was made into a movie, which actor/actress would best portray Lyle and Katrina?
Wow, that’s a tough one. Lately, I’ve developed a thing for Scott Foley. He’s attractive and charming and I love him as Captain Jake Ballard on Scandal. As for Katrina, I think that’s a tougher choice. For me it’s a tie between Paula Patton and Zoe Saldana. On the one hand, Zoe has that kick-ass attitude that is such a part of Katrina’s nature. On the down side, she doesn’t match what’s in the book as far as body type. On the other hand, Paula Patton matches in looks, AND is a good singer (she sang her heart out in the movie Idlewild). If either of them wanted the role, I think it would be done justice in either case.
5. What is up next for Elise Marion?
Two of the secondary characters in The Groom will star in their own novel next year. The Arrangement will incorporate the same elements of opposites attracting, as well as weddings gone awry. I can’t wait for readers to get a look at Dan, the playboy and Morgan, the hard-edged CFO. It’s going to be an interesting mix.
(Altar-ed Destinies #2)
By: Elise Marion
Publisher: Bottom Drawer Publications
Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance
When Lyle Cummings is left standing at the altar on his wedding day, all of his carefully composed plans for the future come crashing down around him. The pragmatic doctor is left questioning his well-ordered existence and wondering if there isn’t more to life than the achievements of wealth and career.
When he meets Katrina Giordano, a fiery lounge singer with more passion in her pinky finger than he possesses in his entire body, his mundane life is turned upside down. In Katrina, he finds everything his life has been lacking. With her, he will learn that what he thought was love really wasn’t at all.
But will Katrina’s dark past threaten the happiness that Lyle has found after so much heartache? With her life, and now his, hanging in the balance, Lyle will find himself tested when it comes to how far he will go for love.
Lyle Cummings glanced up from the surface of the gleaming bar top and into the eyes of the petite woman moving around behind it. She was holding a frosted beer mug in one hand and controlling the Miller Lite tap with the other. Sympathy flashed in her stare, causing Lyle to jerk his own gaze away as if stung. He didn’t want her sympathy. All he wanted was peace, and . . .
“Single malt scotch on the rocks with a twist.”
He knew that his request had come out more like a raspy, barked command but Lyle didn’t care. Today of all days, he had the right to act like a jackass.
An understanding nod followed, and the bartender quickly moved to fill his order. She sat the scotch in front of him and accepted his debit card.
“Would you like me to start a tab?” she asked as she swiped his card.
Hell yes. Today was also a day for getting drunk.
He wrapped his fingers around the perspiring glass and inspected the bruised knuckles of his free hand. Mottled splotches of blue, purple, and green marred his sun-bronzed skin, and swelling edged the bruise with a ring of deep red. Lyle’s fingers curled into his palm as he downed the scotch in a few long gulps, the fire racing through his gut elevating the adrenaline rush he felt at the thought of smashing Jack Thompson’s face in. A few drops of blood stained the cuff of his white dress shirt and the sight of it sent primal satisfaction through Lyle’s gut. It was the only pleasure to be salvaged from the disaster that should have been the happiest day of his life. Well that and . . .
“Another,” he rasped, sliding the empty glass back toward the bartender.
She arched an eyebrow at him while reaching for a clean glass. “Who’s the unlucky guy?” she asked, nodding toward his bruised knuckles.
Lyle grasped his newly filled glass. “Nobody.”
She laughed. “Looks like Nobody took quite a beating.”
That’s not all he took, Lyle thought. The reminder of the earlier events caused his rage to flash back to boiling point; Jack Thompson may have been on the business end of his fist, but ultimately the other man had won. Even now, Jack was riding off into the sunset with his Holly and probably felt not an ounce of guilt over what he’d done. And why should he? Holly was everything a man could want in a woman. Jack had lost her once to divorce. It was unlikely that he was going to be stupid enough to repeat the mistake after winning her back again.
A frown pulled at the corners of Lyle’s mouth as he stared down into the contents of his glass. The bartender reached across the wooden top and clasped his injured hand. Lyle flinched and snatched it away, glaring at her with narrowed eyes.
“I was just going to offer you some ice,” she said gently. Lyle felt like an ass when he saw the bundle of paper towels clenched in her small fist. He tried to offer her a smile as she pressed the ice-filled towels against his knuckles, but it turned into a grimace as the ice came in contact with his flaming skin.
“You should stick around,” she said warmly after he’d taken over with the ice. “We have live music on Saturdays.”
She placed another filled glass in front of him and Lyle took it, nodding his thanks and looking away, freeing the bartender to wait on her other customers. He took his time with this drink, the tentacles of the first two already reaching out through his body with warm intent. He hadn’t noticed much about his surroundings since arriving, but he took stock of them now as he drank.
The lighting was dim, which was good because if someone in the room knew him, Lyle didn’t want to have to deal with that. The pitying eyes of the bartender were one thing; the probing stares of people who were expecting to see him with a ring on his finger and a bride on his arm would be enough to make him want to go somewhere and splatter his brains across the wall. The bar was long, wrapping in a serpentine pattern around half of the room. At least three other bartenders worked the gathered patrons, who sipped beer and munched on peanuts while waiting for the music to start. Conversation filled the room in a dull buzz.
The other half of the room was filled with round, cloth-covered tables and wooden chairs. Waitresses bustled in and out of the crowd in short skirts and white tops, pens in their hair and comfortable shoes on their feet. Lyle’s stomach rolled and clenched with nausea at the smell of nachos and greasy hamburgers. He took another sip of scotch and sighed in relief at the feel of fire burning the nausea away. Just then, he didn’t care if he ever had another bite of food again in his life. If he could just crawl into the bottom of the liquor bottle and curl up in the fetal position, he could die somewhat happy . . . or, at least, numb.
Jutting out from the back wall was a stage hosting a microphone stand and a couple of speakers. A red velvet curtain separated the stage from whatever was going on backstage. Lyle tipped his glass back and stood, deciding that listening to some bartender’s sister’s band sing the blues was the last thing he wanted right now. Another drink, preferably in a quieter location, was just what he needed.
“Closing out the tab?” the bartender asked as he stood and dropped a few dollars in the tip glass. He nodded.
“Yes, thank you,” he said, holding up the makeshift ice pack. “Have a nice—”
Lyle’s sentence was cut off by a man’s voice. A burly bouncer in a tight black T-shirt was on stage, announcing the act for the night. He could barely hear him because of the catcalls and whistles coming from the audience. Every man in the room seemed to lean forward in anticipation as the curtains parted to reveal the figure of a woman holding a guitar. She walked forward with a bright smile, her skin bathed in the glow of the spotlight as she took a seat on the stool.
Lyle felt frozen in place as she strummed on her guitar and opened her mouth to sing. Her voice was like velvet, a purr that wrapped itself around him tightly and squeezed, flooding his insides with warmth and . . . something else—he wasn’t quite sure what. He felt himself moving, and somewhere in the back of his mind realized that he’d backed toward the stool he’d left seconds ago and was sitting down again.
The e-book is on sale at $4.99 for the duration of the tour, normally $5.99
Elise Marion is a lover of books and has a special place in her heart for sweet and sensual romance. Writing about love across all walks of life is her passion, as is reaching people through the written word. The Army wife and stay-at-home mother of three spends most of her time taking care of her children. Her second job includes writing stories about characters that people can fall in love with. When the Texas native isn’t caring for her family or writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, singing loudly, or cooking up something new in the kitchen.
A little about Bottom Drawer Publications
Read whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.
Welcome to Bottom Drawer Publications. Our motto above says it all. Publishing both e-books plus print-on-demand for our novel-length books means that if you feel like something to read at any time of the day or night, you can download a reasonably-priced, quality book within minutes from your choice of booksellers, including our own digital shop. If you prefer to hold a paperback in your hands, our print-on-demand printer has presses in the US, UK, Europe and Australia, meaning shorter delivery times and lower postage costs to you.
We are an inclusive publisher, believing love is love, which is why you won’t see a separate LGBT genre—we publish hetero and gay fiction in all of our romance sub-genres:
Contemporary - Historical - Literary Drama – New Adult - Alternative Lifestyle
Paranormal – Sci-fi – Fantasy - Mystery -Thriller - Steampunk
There will be a tour giveaway with the following prizes:
1st Prize: Paperback copy of The Groom
2nd Prize: e-Book copy of The Groom
3rd Prize: $5 voucher to spend in the BDP Shop
Welcome to our virtual tour stop on Zoey Williams Tempted by his Wicked Kiss Book Blast & Giveaway brought to you by Book Monster Promotions.
Tempted by His Wicked Kiss
By: Zoey Williams
Publishing Date: 12/1/13
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Genre: Paranormal Romance
New York City, December 31—Countdown to Eternity…
Jackson Holloway is running out of time. To pay for his life of crime, he must find a pure soul to take his place in the Underworld before the clock strikes midnight. Medium Charlotte Simms seems like the perfect target—all he has to do is kiss her. But one kiss leads to a sensual encounter unlike anything Jack ever experienced in life. And now he must choose between love—and eternal damnation….
Zoey Williams was born and raised in New York. She graduated from NYU with a degree in writing and nutrition and currently works in the publishing industry. When she’s not writing, she enjoys travelling, yoga, hiking, and annoying her tuxedo cat, Rini. She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to interact with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
Zoe is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
GRAND PRIZE: Vera Bradley tote bag
2ND PLACE: $20 gift card to Amazon or B&N
3RD PLACE: an eBook of TEMPTED BY HS WICKED KISS
Her Wish Before Christmas
By: Kimberly Quinton
Publishing Date: 11/12/13
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Her heart never forgot him…
Genny Ridgeway left Laurel Cove with a broken heart. Returning awakens old feelings, old longings, and the desire for long kisses beneath the mistletoe with the man who broke her heart.
The only thing missing is her…
Connor O’Rourke and his son finally have the home they’ve always wanted. Now, he’ll do anything for a second chance at love with the woman he let get away.
It’s Christmas time in Laurel Cove….
Surrounded by the spirit of the season and with a little posthumous help from her gypsy grandmother, can Connor prove he is the man Genny has always wanted to grant her wish before Christmas?
“Are you the one leaving bloody footprints in the store? Your grandmother’s going to have a heart attack.” The man stared down at her, holding the door open with one arm, the lamp base in the other. He rested the plastic appendage against the doorframe and took a step closer, his face clear in the light of the workroom.
“Let me have a look.” He knelt and grabbed her foot and held on tight when she tried to tug it back.
“Ouch.” She pulled her foot away from his prodding.
“Sorry. Cut’s not too deep. A Band-Aid and some Neosporin is all you need.”
Connor O’Rourke? The Connor O’Rourke? Twelve years hadn’t changed him much. Except he turned into a man. And one fine man at that.
Jesus, did he grow after college? His arms and chest sure had.
Heat blazed a fire across her cheeks when her roaming gaze met his. Same cocky grin. Embarrassment couldn’t stop her from comparing this Connor with the then Connor. His hair was cut shorter, but the rich chestnut color hadn’t dulled. No hint of gray at the temples, no balding either. So that night of drunken cursing for him to grow fat and ugly didn’t take. Figures. What’s the use of gypsy blood if my curses don’t work?
“I didn’t know you were in town,” she asked, proud she had kept the hysterical out of her voice.
“I wasn’t until this week. I’m setting up a practice at the new clinic down the street.” He stood and helped her up from the floor.
Connor F’ing O’Rourke back in town and looking too delicious by half. She licked her lips and swallowed at the sudden dryness in her mouth. The hurt and anger returned with a swift jab to her heart rivaling the sting of glass in her foot. The feelings so fresh, like she was eighteen again and waiting for the proposal that never came. Don’t go there. You’re over him.
Whether she’s writing contemporary or paranormal romance, Kimberly Quinton is a romantic at heart who strives to tell stories about the power of true love.
Since a teen, she’s loved romances and believes we can all live our happily-ever-after. Always a people watcher, it wasn’t until Kimberly shucked her Accounting major for Anthropology that her interest in people and cultures was nurtured. Kimberly has combined her natural curiosity (nosiness) with her love of romance for the sake of bringing the movies in her head to life on the page.
A wife and mother of two, Kimberly spends her days chasing chores, wrangling active kids, and writing. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, great wine and sharing a laugh with friends and family.
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We are thrilled to share the cover for Monica Murphy’s SAVOR. SAVOR is a sexy Contemporary Romance novel in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Series. Check out the hot cover then read on to learn more about SAVOR and read an excerpt!
New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…
Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.
With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.
But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?
“Don’t be so cranky. It’s okay to admit you have a thing for Bryn.” Ivy leans forward in her chair, a secretive smile curling her lips. “I have a feeling she has a thing for you too, you know.”
I do know. And I can’t act on it. Bryn James works for me. She’s my assistant. She’s by my side constantly; we spend more time with each other than probably anyone else in our lives, especially lately what with the winery’s grand reopening approaching. She’s a representative of my business. If I were to fuck around with the help and the relationship fell apart, I’d be in huge trouble. She could screw me over financially every which way by suing me for sexual harassment and I’d be left with a limp dick in my hand and a ruined business.
Yeah. Not going to take the chance. Saw it happen with my father. Not going to let it happen to me.
“It doesn’t matter. Nothing can happen.” I send Ivy a stern look. “And this conversation can never leave this office.” Glancing over her shoulder, I try to see if Bryn is at her desk but the chair is empty.
Ivy’s expression goes solemn and she holds up three fingers. “This conversation stays here. Scout’s honor.”
“You were never a scout,” I mutter, afraid she’s making a promise on an untruth. She’ll probably just blab to everyone. Or specifically Archer and Gage. I don’t need to hear their shit.
And I am worrying way too much over this.
She laughs again. “I won’t say a word, I promise. But I need to tell you something, Matt.” She leans in close, her voice dropping. “She’s got a major crush on you. You might not see it but it’s there—sounding in her voice, shining in her eyes, every time she looks at you, talks about you. The way her body turns into yours every time the two of you are together . . . it’s pretty obvious. A body language expert would have a field day with you two.”
Body language expert? What the hell is Ivy talking about? “I have no idea what you’re referring to, but office crushes are just that. Crushes. Harmless attractions no one ever acts on. Period. End of story.”
This is what I keep telling myself. I can’t pursue anything with Bryn, no matter how much I’m tempted to. Not only would it be wildly inappropriate, dating my assistant, but we come from two different worlds. She seems nice and normal, quiet and unobtrusive, and I am anything but. My life has been a circus sideshow for years.
“I get it. You’re trying to do the right thing, and I admire that. So, of course you don’t see anything beyond an efficient assistant in Miss James.”
Well. Ivy’s not too far off the mark. When I first met Bryn, she hardly said two words, kept her head bent when I spoke to her and offered lots of yes-sir and no-sir answers. She had this way of almost blending in with the walls, like she didn’t want anyone to notice her.
So I didn’t.
As we got comfortable working together though, something happened. I’m thinking Ivy had a hand in Bryn’s slow transformation. She actually makes eye contact when she speaks to me, and she’s become somewhat animated. Started to wear bolder colors as well, drawing my attention to her chest though I keep my eyes averted as best I can.
These subtle changes made me notice all of the little things—like the color of her eyes (blue), how her hair looks (like silk and I want to touch it), and the tempting fullness of her lips (they’re spectacular).
Her gaze lingers when she looks at me and sometimes so does mine. Her smile softens, her voice drops lower when she speaks, sparking my imagination. Would she sound like that right before I kissed her? Took off her clothes? Took her to my bed?
Yeah. All of those are dangerous thoughts. I almost prefer the old Miss James. The one who was like the wallpaper—boring and nondescript. Mean to say, but hell, the last thing I need is a distraction.
And she’s become the biggest distraction I’m currently facing. The very last one I need.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Monica-Murphy/e/B00AVPYIGG
Welcome to our virtual tour stop on Chelsea M. Cameron’s For Real Blog Tour brought to you by InkSlinger PR.
(Rules of Love #1)
By: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publishing Date: 11/20/13
Genre: New Adult
Source: Provided for Blog Tour
Two people. One fake relationship. What could go wrong?
When virgin Shannon Travers gets fed up with her friends demanding that she find a boyfriend, she enlists the help of tattooed, mohawk-rocking graphic design student Jett. He’s more than happy to play along with their Fake Relationship, including the Ten Rules of Fake Dating that control-freak Shannon comes up with. Even if he likes to violate them. Repeatedly.
But what happens when Fake Dating starts to feel… not fake anymore? Will Shannon be willing to let go and embrace the first thing in her life that’s ever felt REAL?
For Real is definitely a very unique YA/NA book. I had a hard time putting it down due to the book capturing my interest the minute Shannon started telling her story. Chelsea M. Cameron gives us a story about a girl, who has some very awful friends that need to mind their own business and boy, who happens to cross paths with this girl and ends up helping her out.
Shannon is a girl trying to get through college and survive her crazy friends. They all think Shannon needs to get out there and meet a guy and lose her virginity finally. Shannon though, is not having it. In fact, her friends force her one night to make a decision on shutting them all up. She ends up coming across, Jett, who she saw previously before. He kind of owes her. They strike up a deal and they decide to stage a fake-relationship. This should keep her friends quiet and happy. Unfortunately, things start spiraling out of control and those lies that Shannon and Jett have to keep up with are definitely going to backfire on them.
For one month, this fake relationship is supposed to last, but of course some things can get in the way and some things can happen to make what is supposed to be fake…become very real.
Shannon is the girl, who has never lost her virginity and her friends are sad for her and they want to make her achieve losing it. They go all in the wrong way of doing it though. In fact, I despised Shannon’s friends…especially her so-called best friend Hazel. Shannon definitely could have handled her friend better and stood up for herself…but she did not. Shannon though did come up with the plan on trying to make her friends happy. In my opinion though, if you have friends that treat you like her friends did in the story…then it may be time to make new ones.
Jett was a sweetie in the story and I loved him from the first chapter, when Shannon first met him. He stole my heart in the story and, when he told Shannon, what he went through growing up, I felt sorry for him. He managed to get a way from it all though. He changed his life and made do. I could tell every time, he was around Shannon he was tense and anxious because of how Chelsea wrote his character. He definitely stole the show for me in the book.
I loved the storyline of For Real, the tension between the characters (Shannon/Jett), and the ending (definitely the ending, when a truth comes out about a certain someone). Chelsea M. Cameron did a great job making me love/hate certain characters. I felt both Shannon and Jett’s emotions, while reading the book. There are times though, I wanted to knock them both senseless to wake them up, especially Shannon. The things that really bothered me was Shannon’s friends and how Shannon did not stand up for herself most of the times. Other than that, this is a very enjoyable read about two characters, who help each other in different ways.
I give this book 4 full moons and definitely recommend it to readers out there that love the new adult and contemporary romance genres.
I look forward to reading even more books from Chelsea and even looking more forward to the next book in the Rules of Love series.
I received a complimentary copy of the book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.
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Author: Mia Michelle
When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local café and struggling to pay the bills.
Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life.
Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.
Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.
Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?
* BOOK 2 THORNELESS will follow VERY VERY SOON!! Contains sexual content and abusive situations. Recommended for readers 18+ years
Character Interview- Sebastian and Lucas
So I am sitting down today with Sebastian Thorne from Mia Michelle’s new book Rose of Thorne. Thank you so much for joining us today, Sebastian.
Sebastian: Thank you for having me today.
So, Sebastian you are well known for your wealthy bachelor lifestyle. You have dated hundreds of different women over the years. Tell the readers what makes Skylar Rose so special?
Sebastian: Yes, it is true. I have had more than my fair share of beautiful women over the years. But no one, and I mean NO ONE, can compare to Skylar. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I wanted her and only her. However, sometimes what we want isn’t the right thing. Sometimes we have to tell ourselves ‘no’ to protect the other person.
I see. Well, can you elaborate on that last part? What does she need protecting from? Is she in some sort of danger?
Sebastian: I will never allow her to be in danger of anyone or anything ever again. When I say that, I am including myself. If there is anyone she needs protecting from, it is me. I wish I could stay away, but I can’t seem to fight this incredible magnetic pull between us. It is absolute torture seeing her everyday knowing that I can never have her.
Why is that exactly?
Sebastian: She doesn’t really know the real me. No one does actually. She deserves someone she can love and trust and I am simply not that man. All I want is for her to be happy, even if that isn’t with me.
I understand that Skylar is currently caught the eye of Lucas Drake, CEO/CFO of Drake Corporation. How exactly are you handling the idea of the two of them dating?
Sebastian: Yes, I am well aware of Lucas’ interest in Skylar. He is an alright guy I guess, but Lucas is like me, he has quite the history of being a ladies man. I am not sure if I like the idea of him using Skylar that way. So my answer is no, I definitely don’t think that he is the right man for her.
Lucas: Oh really…and I suppose that you are implying that you are then? Hello everyone, I apologize for my lateness. My flight home from New York was delayed because of the weather.
That is fine Lucas. Thank you for being able to join us today. As you probably heard, we were just discussing with Sebastian about your interest in Skylar Rose. Would you care to elaborate on your relationship with her?
Lucas: Let’s just say that Skylar has my complete and undivided attention and I plan on keeping it that way. Don’t fucking roll your eyes up at me, Thorne! I can’t help it that you let her slip through your fingers. Not that you were any competition to me to begin with.
Sebastian: Don’t fucking tell me that you have any serious intentions with her. I know you all too well my friend. You don’t give a damn about anyone but pleasing that dick of yours!
Lucas: FUCK YOU! You have no idea what I feel for her! Besides that, aren’t you a fine one to talk? If you care so much about her, then why did I see you leaving Driskill’s the other night with that blonde? I bet you thought long and hard about Skylar when blondie was riding your dick! You are one selfish arrogant son of a bitch, you know it?
Alright gentlemen, please settle down!! Mr. Thorne! Mr. Drake! Please sit back down! We don’t want any violence in here.
Lucas: I apologize for getting out of line here at the studio. But Thorne you better back the fuck off or I swear to Christ that I will take you down! You know I am not afraid of you! Skylar is mine now, not yours.
Sebastian: Yours? Give me a fucking break! You barely know each other and you act like you are already in love with her. She isn’t yours Drake and she never will be!
Lucas: Really? Then I guess we will just have to see about that then won’t we?
Sebastian: Yes!! Yes, we will! And then maybe you will finally understand that she has and always will be mine.
Lucas: You fucking asshole! She will NEVER be yours!
Alright folks, that is all we have time for today. We appreciate our guests joining us….Wait! I said NO FIGHTING in here! PLEASE! SECURITY!!!!!
Lucas: Thanks for letting me join you guys today. Sebastian is good to see you again, bro.
Lucas, I’m going to start off by asking a similar question that I asked Sebastian earlier. For someone who has a reputation with the ladies, what makes Skylar different. Has she tamed the wild playboy?
Lucas: It is true, I certainly loved the ladies. I used to laugh at my grandfather when he told me that one day I’d have the breath knocked out of me by some girl. I laughed at his words until the day I had met Skylar. For me, she is ‘that girl’. I have never been happier in all of my life. She is amazing in every way.
Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper at the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required).
Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and school. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door.
Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently drafting her new Chase series.
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