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A little something to reap havoc on your system. Enjoy!

Title : Havoc
Author : Autumn Grey
Genre: Romance , Erotic
A three month modelling contract in Paris.
Two strangers drawn together by fate.
A stalker hell-bent on keeping them apart.
Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find someone to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Adrien makes her loss almost bearable. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous and dangerous. Someone is eager to keep Remington and her apart, and will go into great lengths to make sure that happens.
Remington is at a crossroads. He can either let Selene go, forget about her. Or pursue her with determination, just like he does everything else. Otherwise he will be right back where he was before she came into his life. The clock is ticking, and danger looms closer. He will do anything to save the woman who is fast becoming a part of his soul.
Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But what happens when danger threatens that chance?
 
 Reviewed by Dana Marie
This read is has characters filled with passion and an interesting twist of suspense. Each book runs right into the next story, so I’m glad I had the chance to read this series from start to finish. I definitely recommend grabbing this boxed set.

Each part of the story sets a slightly different pace with one thing in common, the quickly growing passion between Selene and Remington. Their instant connection may be a little unnerving to some, but if you are anything like me you will get sucked in. When their relationship is threatened by an unknown attacker, the past starts seeping in and starts their world spinning.

If you are looking for a little action and suspense with your romance, this is a great read to check out. The way Selene opens her heart will hit you in the feels department, but get ready to have Remington will have your lady parts swooning.

This book was received in exchange for an honest review. (4.5 stars)

Autumn Grey is the author of the Havoc series (Havoc, Obliterate, Mend). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.
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“Everybody’s got secrets.”

TWO PRINCES:

The Biker and the Billionaire

by Victoria Danann
Series: Sons of Sanctuary MC, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Brigid Roan is a graduate student at the University of Texas. She had no trouble getting her thesis approved, but finding a Hill Country motorcycle club willing to give her access to their lifestyle had started to seem impossible. Then she got a lead. A friend of a friend had a cousin with ties to The Sons of Sanctuary.

What she wanted was information to prove a proposition. What she didn’t want was to fall for one of the members of the club. Especially since she had set out to prove that motorcycle clubs are organized according to the same structure as primitive tribal society.

Brash Fornight was standing in line at the H.E.B. Market when his world tipped on its axis. While waiting his turn to check out, his gaze had wandered to the magazine display and settled on the new issue of “NOW”. The image on the cover, although GQ’d up in an insanely urbane way, was… him.

After reading the article, Brash threw some stuff in a duffle and left his club, The Sons of Sanctuary, with a vague explanation about needing a couple of days away. He left his Jeep at the Austin airport and caught a plane for New York, on a mission to find the guy who was walking around with his face.

Two brothers, one a player, one a playboy, neither aware of the other, are on a collision course with destiny and a woman who thought she won a prize when she was allowed a look inside the Sons of Sanctuary MC.

“Sir?” Brash Fornight gradually became aware that someone behind him in the grocery checkout line was trying to get his attention. “Sir?” He refocused and glanced behind him. The woman leaning on a cart overflowing with chip bags and cookie boxes nodded toward the cashier indicating that it was his turn to move forward. Brash looked her in the eye and had to give her props. Most people wouldn’t have the balls to try to herd a guy wearing Sons of Sanctuary MC leather.

The club employed a woman who cooked and did grocery shopping several times a week as part of her job description, but Brash didn’t like to explain his relentless craving for peanuts and he liked being teased about it even less. He didn’t know whether it was the Vitamin B or the fat or just because he liked the taste, but he couldn’t imagine going a day without them.

That’s how he came to be standing statue still In the grocery checkout line, being prompted by some woman with more nerve than sense. While he was waiting, his eyes drifted over the magazine display and settled on the cover of “NOW”, on the Most Eligible Bachelor edition no less. The debonair figure staring back was wearing Brash’s own face and body. He looked different with short hair and a four thousand dollar suit with the shirt fashionably open at the neckline, but the similarity was inescapable.

On impulse he grabbed the magazine and tossed it onto the conveyor belt with his week’s stash of peanuts.

He stuffed the bags into the saddlebags of his bike and roared toward home, nervously tapping his fingers on handlebars at red lights, riding on shoulders to keep from slowing down. He was anxious to get to the privacy of his own room and read about Branach St. Germaine.

Two beers, one jar of peanuts, and one “NOW” article later, Brash was sitting on the edge of his bed looking at the wall, seeing nothing but his own heavy thoughts. He pulled out his phone, looked up a website, and waited on hold for ten minutes to hear the time of the next flight from Austin to New York.

There was a flight to Newark in a little over three hours. He looked at his watch and calculated the time it would take to drive from Dripping Springs at that time of day. As he booked the flight, he stood up, walked to the small closet, grabbed a duffel bag, and began shoving stuff into it. Ten minutes later, he closed his door and locked it, threw the duffel over his shoulder, and headed straight for the office downstairs. He dropped the duffel on the hallway floor beside the closed door and knocked.

“Yeah?” Brash looked inside, glad that his dad was by himself, and stepped in. “What’s up?”

“I’m takin’ personal time, Pop. Gonna be gone for a couple of days.”

“What the hell is ‘personal time’?”

The gruffness made Brash smile. “It means I’m not gonna be here if you call and I’m not tellin’ you why.”

The Sons of Sanctuary President looked up at Brash, over the top of his readers, and narrowed his eyes. “You got a secret?”

“Everybody’s got secrets.”

Brandon Fornight studied his son for a minute. “True enough. Is it the kind of secret that could affect this club?”

Brash shook his head. “Don’t see how.”

“Well, then. See you… When did you say you’d be back?”

“I didn’t.”

“Bein’ purposefully vague, are you?”

Brash grinned. “That’s why they call it personal time. But I expect to be back Friday.”

“You gonna have your phone with you?” When Brash nodded, Bran looked back down at his ledger in a deliberately dismissive gesture. “Well, get outta here then.”

Brash parked his bike in the airplane hangar. The structure had already been on the property when the club had bought it and turned it into a compound twenty years earlier. They used part of it for vehicle maintenance and repair and part for parking.

Some of the guys who were working looked over and shot curious glances his way when Brash threw his duffel into his pickup and started it up, but it wasn’t their way to ask questions. The Sons figured that if somebody wanted you to know something, they’d tell you.

Brash took a cab to a midtown hotel, wondering all the way why human beings would choose to live in such a place. As he slid his credit card across the hotel counter to the agent on duty, he glanced at the name, Brandon Fornight. It seemed unlikely that it was a coincidence that that the mysterious look-alike’s first name began with the same four letters. He ordered room service and pulled out his laptop.

Getting intel on the guy didn’t take advanced ops. Within an hour Brash knew where Brannach St. Germaine worked, what kind of car he drove, what kind of women he dated, who his tailor was, and where he liked to dine. There was no shortage of photos online, but the one that grabbed his attention wasn’t one of the many with starlets or debutantes on his arm. It was the one taken with his arm around his mother as they were arriving together for some red carpet fundraiser. Brash had an almost irresistible compulsion to reach up and touch her face on the screen in front of him.

The knock on the door signaled that room service had arrived. It cost a fortune, but looked and tasted like shit. So he closed the computer and went out for a walk to clear his head and find something edible.

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Victoria Danann

Victoria writes cross-genre with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. She is making her debut into contemporary romance with the publication of the SUMMER FIRE ultimate romance collection anthology with the intro to the Sons of Sanctuary MC series. The first full novel of the series will be released June 16, 2015.

Victoria’s The Order of the Black Swan has won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES TWO YEARS IN A ROW (2013, 2014). Reviewers Choice AwardsThe Paranormal Romance Guild.

“We can’t keep this a secret much longer…”

Title : BLACK HORSE
Author : Addison Kline

Genre : Romantic Suspense

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“What would you do if the only man you ever loved was the son of the man that murdered your parents?”
In Addison Kline’s fiery romantic suspense novel, Averi Ford’s future
collides with her past with ferocious intensity. Averi Ford and Colt
McClain have loved each other since they were children. They both come
from a broken past. Colt’s mother died when he was young, and Averi’s
parents were taken from her at the tender age of five. The same man is
responsible for both of their broken childhoods: Tom “Black Horse”
McClain. He also happens to be Colt’s father. Now twenty years after the
crimes that fractured both of their hearts, Black Horse is getting out
of jail and he’s coming after the girl who testified against him: Averi,
herself. Colt wants to hide her, but Averi refuses to run.
“Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world
that love can arise from the darkest of places. We just have to survive
Black Horse to tell the tale.”
If you like alpha men and sassy women, then this is the book for you. Its action packed without losing the swoon you are accustomed to in your romance reads. I read this one straight through.

The suspense and characters in this read work great together. Each character brings something to the table and even the ones you think you will just brush off, you can’t. Colton and Averi’s story is one you are going to want to dive into. The odds seem to be stacked against them, but their connection makes for a great read.

This is my first experience with this author’s work and I’ll definitely be checking out more. I wish the author good luck with everything past, present, and future.

 Addison
Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery,
psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in
Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs.
Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she
entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an
adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can
find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling
with her family.
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Sending a little historical romance your way.

Resurrecting Harry
by Constance Phillips
Genre: Historical Romance
 
In order to save the only woman he’s every loved from self-destruction, Harry puts his afterlife on the line by entering a wager with purgatory’s keeper, Jaden. He gives Harry a younger face and body, and a new name: Erich Welch.
If he wants to keep his new life, he must convince Bess to give up the promise she made to Harry on his death bed and call off the séance she’s scheduled on the anniversary of his death.
Will Erich be able to help Bess over her loss and will any good come from resurrecting Harry?
 
 

“ This was a very fast read for me and kept me guessing to the very end. ” M. E. Wilson


“Theirs was a love story that Ms. Phillips delves into in her novel. ” R. Trogne
 
“Great story, new idea. All in all. Worth a read.” The Eternal Scribe
 
Resurrecting Harry was a 2013 Finalist in the Grave Tell Awards, Sugar Shack division.

Louann Carrol, USA Today’s Happily Ever After blogger, named Resurrecting Harry her favorite read of 2013.








 

 
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.
When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

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25 fun facts

 

  1. Even though I was born in Detroit, MI., I grew up in a small town very near the real small town that I set the Sunnydale Days series in.
  2. I like to say, I began writing stories about the same time I physically learned to write. Not too far off, I began piecing together a first novel at about age thirteen.
  3. Said first novel will never see the light of day. ::grin::
  4. My first published novel – Fairyproof – spent almost two years on my hard drive after an initial round of submissions before I decided to revisit the book.
  5. After a very quick follow up edit, I submitted Fairyproof to just a handful of publishers before it was picked up and published.
  6. I’ve always been a dog person and have only rarely been without one as a pet.
  7. I’m addicted to Diet Coke.
  8. Ditto for chocolate.
  9. To me, desserts come in only two varieties: Chocolate and cake.
  10. If you combine the two types of desserts (Chocolate cake) I’m in heaven.
  11. In my book, there is only one type and brand of peanut butter. Creamy Jiff.
  12. Favorite color: Purple
  13. Close second choices for Favorite color: red and black.
  14. My novel The Ultimate Catch was influence by my love of reality television, specifically The Deadliest Catch.
  15. I picture Keller (physically) from The Ultimate Catch as a younger version of Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch.
  16. In doing my research for The Ultimate Catch and watching other Alaskan based reality shows, I’m very sure I will have future books set the great northern state.
  17. I never really considered myself a “car girl” until the show Fast & Loud came into my like…and its adorable main characters. Now, I find myself looking at cars in a completely different way.
  18. I’ve been looking for a way to include horses and horse riding into my books since my children began writing at a young age.
  19. The idea of featuring a hippotherapy facility in the Sunnydale Days series came out of some real life research into riding facilities.
  20. When my kids were younger, I was quite the night owl. My main writing time then, was between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
  21. Not so much anymore. I’m usually in bed by 10 p.m.
  22. And my most productive writing time—when I’m the most creative—is between 9 – 12.
  23. They say the road to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If the same applies to women, mine is paved with pasta.
  24. The latest addition to the family is a Harley Motorcycle.
  25. My husband I are planning multiple long trips to take on the bike. The time on the back of the bike will be well used brainstorming more books.
 
 

Check out the Taking The Fall Series~

Warning: 18 years and over post.

Falling In

SYNOPSIS

Saint and Jeanette’s story.

They met by chance. Or so she thought…

Losing her wasn’t something he was willing to do. Sometimes life takes you to the edge, but Jeanette had a Saint to

catch her.

This is the short story of how they met, how they fell in love, and how much Saint loves going down on her.

EXCERPT
 “What does my Mama want?”“Get on the bed on all fours, Saint. I need to feel control right now.”

“You got it, baby.” My cock is already hard and pointing at her. My piercing is like a star on top of a Christmas tree, just waiting for praise. I stand up and she looks down at it with a big smile. She knows all she has to do is look at me and I’m done. Anytime, anywhere, I’m hers to play with.

I crawl on the bed and get on my hands and knees.

“Spread your legs a little. I want to see everything from behind.”

I spread my knees further apart and feel her get on the bed behind me. I’m nervous about exactly what kind of mood she’s in, but I know whatever it is, I would give it to her.

I feel her hot breath on the backs of my thighs and then her warm, wet tongue licking there. Her hands come around and rub my legs, slowly working her way to my cock.

Jeanette’s tongue works its way up to my ass cheek and suddenly she bites me there.

“Fuck!”

“God, I love your ass,” she murmurs, and I can hear the smile in her voice. She bites me hard, but it feels so good to have her mouth on me.

I feel her kisses move and then she licks my balls. “Goddamn, that mouth of yours,” I breathe. I feel her hands on my hard shaft. She works my cock with both of her hands and sucks my balls from behind. I leak precum all over the bedding and I’m so scared I’m about to blow a load in under sixty seconds.

I feel her mouth move and the warm tip of her tongue is tracing my asshole. “Jeanette!” I shout, but she doesn’t stop. She loves pushing my boundaries, and allowing her to do that makes her feel like she has the control. I close my eyes tightly and give myself over to the sensations. They are so foreign because no one has ever done that to me, and it feels so good. She’s gives my ass tentative licks and I start to shake. Suddenly, she uses her fingers to pull on my cock piercing, and I can’t think.

“Mama. Oh God, Jeanette. I’m gonna…”

I’m unable to finish the sentence before cumming all over her hands. Big, thick, streams of cum coat her fingers and I hear her giggle of satisfaction at my undoing. She fucking loves to make me cum on myself.

I collapse in a heap on the bed and I feel her climb over my body. “Get it back up, Saint, my pussy needs some attention.”

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I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.
Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.

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synopsis
In her eyes, he would always be the same…
Twenty-four-year-old Maggie Jacobs had lived a life of heartache and pain. After losing the one and only man she ever loved to incurable cancer, she went on to take a job working for PGI Corporation in hopes she could find a cure in honor of him one day. Little did she know her very working there could be the difference between life and death.
Killer was just that—a killer. He lived for the moments when he could break bones and bring other’s nightmares to life. After all, isn’t that what they wanted from him? Genetically altered by the government, stripped of all his own memories, Killer heads down a dark and dangerous road.
Memories evade his mind, but nothing sticks out quite like the girl in his dreams.
With her dark brown hair and eyes, she’s a danger to his heart, but a victim to his rage. He knows she has the answers to his past. If he gets his hands on her, she will never be seen again.
Secrets, lies, and the sweetest of betrayals encompass them. Can Killer find his way through the rage and back to Maggie or is it too late? Can someone who is hell bent on being broken truly be saved?
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excerpt
“Want to hear a joke?” Her voice entered my mind as a flash of a memory hit me. My fists clenched as I gripped at the bed sheet. The muscles in my stomach clenched as I forced myself to hold onto to every second of it.
She had brown hair that flowed down her back freely. Big brown eyes that sparkled as she smiled at something I had said. She was saying something to me, her mouth moving, but I was unable to hear it… She was fading out…
“Killer.” Gauge’s voice was the first I heard, and it only made my anger worse. Who was she, and why the fuck did I have memories of a life I didn’t remember living?
“Get the fuck away from me,” I growled. I was on the verge of ripping the whole fucking room apart. My body was shaking as I shot out of bed.
“Killer. Stop. Calm down.” Gauge’s voice rang in my ears, but his words meant nothing to me. It was as if my mind and body weren’t connected. I wouldn’t be able to stop the destruction I would cause until I found answers. I needed them. So fucking badly.
Blood. Bathe in the blood of your enemies, the little voice in my head said. I smiled like the devil at the mere thought of killing—slaughtering.
I made my way up from the fourth floor climbing all four flights of stairs without a single bead of sweat forming. I was made this way. I was made to be indestructible.
Finding the nearest exit, I pushed out into the open alleyway that sat next to the building. It was time to hunt. To prey upon those who deserved it most. A piece of who I was, the one who clung to my humanity, the one who held onto the memory of that girl—disappeared. In its place was a man who would kill without even a thought. When I looked at the world through these eyes, I saw mass chaos and the need to rectify, to deliver my revenge. There was no mercy, compassion, or caring.
There was only death, revenge, and blood.

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REVIEW BY DANA MARIE

Okay, now we are cooking J.L. Beck. This is my favorite book to date. This book has suspense, revenge, and a man on a mission. Nothing is going to stop him from making the people pay for the medical experiments that Killer and his team endured, nothing, except maybe Maggie.

There is plenty of detail to take you through the dark places and the sweetness that makes this an excellent story.  If you haven’t grabbed one of J.L. Beck’s books yet, you are going to want to grab this one.  She nailed it.


what readers are saying
“I was absolutely captivated with this book and couldn’t put it down ….I NEED MORE KILLER NOW!!! This was one epic suspenseful read this is way different than any J.L Beck Book and I’ve read them all this is darker somehow and totally amazing a must read …….5 glowing stars this is a MUST READ!!”
“Oh. Mah. Gerd! That book was PHENOMENAL!! OUTSTANDING!! AMAZEBALLS!! HOLY ****!!! I AM IN LOVE WITH THAT BOOK!!”
“Project: Killer captivated me, intrigued me, surprised me, and rocked me. It made my nose burn fighting back tears, made my heart ache and caused my thoughts to race. It is a dark, beautiful, heartbreaking, bittersweet tale and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series!!”
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J.L. Beck is the Best Selling Author of The Kingpin Love Affair Series and The Bittersweet Series. She plays mother and wife by day, and writer extraordinaire by night. When she’s not writing, reading or doodling, you can find her watching The Vampire Diaries, and The 100. She currently resides in the tiny town of Elroy, in the state of Wisconsin with her husband of seven years, and three year old hellion.
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A little action adventure, a royal treat, and excert reveal coming your way…

Royal Holiday Series
The Cinderella Princess
by Melissa McClone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.

Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…

Review of: The Cinderella Princess

This happily ever after is a keeper, enjoying the story from page one.  Who doesn’t love a Cinderella story?!

This is a sweet read that won’t leave you feeling crazy. You get an enjoyable story that makes your heart melt and your mind swoon. Dive into this read and follow along as Emily’s heart falls for Luc as the media barrier comes crashing down.

This Royal holiday series is great. Each author brings a great story to the collections with their unique story telling.


Her Secret Prince
by Madeline Ash

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 
At sixteen, Dee Johnson gambled her heart on her best friend Jed Brown – and lost when he disappeared without a trace.
Ten years on, Dee’s life is uprooted when Jed turns up on her doorstep, asking for her help.
Dee has been left behind by everyone she’s loved: her parents, her close friend Alexia, and a stream of lovers. She moves fast with men and suspects this is why they move on fast. Now that’s Jed’s back in her life, she’s taking no chances. Despite the attraction ripping at her seams, she holds back, knowing she wouldn’t recover from being loved and left by him a second time.
A constant traveler, Jed has only felt at home once in his life – with Dee. Now that he’s found her again, he’s determined to make up for lost time. He’ll never leave her again.
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Fun facts for Her Secret Prince | Madeline Ash

  1. The working title for this book was Surprise, You’re a Prince! right until I typed The End. As you can tell, I don’t take my working titles very seriously…
  2. The heroine’s name is Dee Johnson. She strives for anonymity online, so her social media accounts are all under the pseudonym Dijon Son because it sounds the same.
  3. The hero, Jed, is a comic artist. He has a twist planned for his work-in-progress. It’s not revealed in the book (Dee hates spoilers, so stops him right there), but I know what it is and wish I could draw well so I could do it myself.
  4. As a child, my favourite royal fairytale was The Princess and the Pea.
  5. If I put all the characters I’d ever written together in a room, Dee would be the one most likely to draw everyone together.
  6. When asked to write a royal romance, I quickly took to the idea of neither character knowing about Jed’s true lineage. I call it a ‘regular to riches’ story – two normal people whose lives are turned upside down by the revelation.
  7. The royal family name is Montaigne. I chose this with the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne in mind, who found his own judgement the most reliable way to examine the world. I felt this honest approach fitting for a royal family.
  8. Dee is an unashamed hipster. I just love the idea of a hipster princess!
  9. I consumed many cups of tea and chocolate teddy bear biscuits while writing this book.
  10. The royal castle is (naturally) based on Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.
  11. Dee débuted in THE PLAYBOY, as the supportive yet blunt best friend. She got all the best lines. As I battled to stop her taking over the story, I decided she needed her own. She piped down after that.
  12. Although Dee loves coffee to the point of addiction, I’ve never had a cup in my life and don’t understand what she’s on about!
  13. I love reunion stories. HER SECRET PRINCE is book two in a four book series, all based around best friends and the reunion trope.

Playlist for Her Secret Prince | Madeline Ash

I often write with music playing, as it influences my mood and consequently the tone of the scene. Because of this, it’s important to play the right tunes – I remember struggling to get a fun and flirty scene right a few months ago, before I realised Sigur Ros was dampening the dialogue!

While writing HER SECRET PRINCE, I used music to delve beyond Dee’s vivacious persona and reveal her vulnerabilities. Sometimes I can’t concentrate if the lyrics are too distracting, so some of these are just mood enhancers, but these were the most popular songs on my playlist:

What He Wrote – Laura Marling

Fortune’s Fool – Hiatus

I Thought You Were God – Clare Bowditch

Between Friends – Japanese Wallpaper

Sand – Keaton Henson

Garden – Hiatus

The Architekt – Arms and Sleepers

Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar

Only Love Can Hurt Like This – Paloma Faith

You’ve Got The Love – Florence and the Machine

Bloodstream – Stateless

Thank you for letting me share my playlist with you today!

Madeline x

Review of:  Her Secret Prince

Dee and Jed’s unique love story will have you reading at your lunch hour or skipping the meal altogether to find out what is going to happen.  I really enjoyed this story even though you are thrown for a loop by the unexpected twist.

This story shows a sad side of the intricate web weaved to pull love together. You find yourself on the edge of your seat waiting for love to find its way. This is definitely a page turner.

This Royal holiday series is great. Each author brings a great story to the collections with their unique story telling.

His Defiant Princess
by Kathleen O’Brien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay, to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came…
As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?

 Review of:  His Defiant Princess

This modern day fairy tale even includes everything, even the social media. A country struggles to hold on to what they hold dear. Brenna and Ronan’s story comes together and has it’s happily ever after.

This read definitely holds your interest, but waiting until the end for Ronan to decide drove me nuts. Okay, in a good way.  I am looking forward to finding out if those were hints dropped for a next installment.

This Royal holiday series is great. Each author brings a great story to the collections with their unique story telling.

 
His Forbidden Princess
by Jeannie Moon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Eight years ago, university student Ian Stuart fell in love with his sweet, beautiful classmate and he’s never forgotten her. Sofie loved Ian with all her heart in return, but she didn’t trust him with one little detail about her life she’d neglected to share.
She was a princess, and they could never be together in the outside world.
Now Crown Princess Sofia is in danger. An insurgent faction in her country has targeted the royal family, and while Sofia is visiting the United States, she is forced to go into hiding. Assigned to protect her is none other than FBI Special Agent Ian Stuart.

Once again Ian and Sofie are in an impossible situation, fighting their feelings for one another, while trying to stay safe. Will their love for each other prove to be the most dangerous game of all?

Fun Facts His Forbidden Princess by Jeannie Moon

  1. Shelter Island is a real place between the north and south forks of Long Island and you can only get there by ferry or private boat.
  1. The fictional country of Aubonne, where Sofia is from, is an amalgamation of Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
  1. The high-end department store Sofie was visiting when she was put into protective custody was Saks Fifth Avenue.
  1. Sofie speaks four languages. Her primary language is Italian, but she also speaks German, French and English.
  1. Ian has degrees in political science and international relations from Columbia, Cambridge and Harvard. Still waters run deep.
  1. Sofie’s new favorite treat, the Twinkie, does not have a thirty year shelf life as Ian said. That’s a myth. Twinkies are only good for about 25 days.
  1. Originally, Sofie was going to be blonde, but I kept referring to her as a brunette, so she ended up with long brown hair.
  1. Long Island is 118 miles long and 23 miles wide at its most distant points.
  1. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City is the home away from home for many visiting dignitaries and heads of state. The presidential suite is equipped with bulletproof glass.
  1. Hurricanes and tropical storms do hit Long Island, but usually not in June when the story was set. As a rule, the island sees tropical storms later in the summer and into early fall when the water is warmer.

Playlist:

All I Want is You, Sawyer Brown

My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder

Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

All of Me, John Legend

Rich Girl, Hall and Oates

Someone Like You, Shawn Colvin

When You Know, Shawn Colvin

Just a Kiss, Lady Antebellum

The More I See You, Michael Feinstein

Feeling Good, Michael Buble

Sugar, Maroon 5

After All, Al Jarreau

Review of:  His Forbidden Princess

Duty and obligations tore Ian and Sofia apart. Now, the same reasons might just pull them back into each other’s life again.

The main characters become stronger throughout the book because of things they have overcome and pushed their way through over the years apart.  There are a lot of feels in this one.

This Royal holiday series is great. Each author brings a great story to the collections with their unique story telling. Enjoy!

 
Meet the authors
 

Melissa McCone


Melissa McClone has published over thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.
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Madeline Ash


 

Madeline has always lived in Melbourne. She is emotionally allergic to spontaneity, and yet doesn’t mind the weather that drags her into rain when she’s planned for sunshine. She likes to call this her wild side.
She’s a Virgo, vegetarian, and once had a romantic suspense-style dream in which the hero was a shredded lettuce sandwich and the villain was a cherry tomato. The tomato got away. She took the dream as a sign that she’d better stick to writing contemporary romance.
Her stories have spunky heroines, strong heroes, and as much dialogue as she can cram in. As for why she writes romance, she’s in a long-term relationship with the genre and writing such stories makes it happy.
Author media links:
Website – madelineash.net

Twitter handle – @Madeline_Ash



Kathleen O’Brien


 

After a short career as a feature writer and TV critic, Kathleen O’Brien turned to writing romance, and the job fit so well she never looked back. Now she’s published more than forty titles, is a five-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, and holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives near Orlando with her former-journalist husband, just down the road from their two grown children and, of course, the ever-famous Mouse.
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Jeannie Moon




 

Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.
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Repossessed
by Sandy Parks
Series: Hawker Incorporated, #1
Genre: Action/Adventure, Suspense, Romantic Elements
Release Date: December 18, 2014

Repossessed is the Winner of the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Award and the 2013 Maggie Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements written by Sandy Parks.

A reclusive boss.

An unemployed pilot.

One devil in default.

When Brazilian gem dealer Maximilian Furst stops making payments on his fifty million dollar business jet, “Hawker” Dunlop, reclusive owner of a high-end recovery company, sends a resourceful team to Rio to repossess the aircraft.

Dunlop’s newest hire, ex-military pilot Amelia “Jet” Walczynski, has the perfect skills for infiltrating Furst’s inner circle and flying away the targeted plane. The assignment appears straightforward until Jet discovers Furst is a sociopath and knows she is after his aircraft. Her promised support team, a Greek lawyer avenging his brother’s death, a con man who sidelines as their scout, and a mechanic who paints her nails to match the country of operation, appear a hindrance rather than help. Jet finds it hard to play nice with her teammates when their private agendas put her life at risk. Yet, the closer she gets to Furst and the plane, the more she and her team will have to rely on each other to complete the repossession.

Santos Dumont Airport

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gnawing apprehension spread through Jet as Maximilian Furst climbed up from the dark night onto his business plane and cast her a triumphant look. Behind him the door closed and the steward flipped the locking handle, securing the aircraft and effectively cutting off rescue if her true purpose were to be discovered.

The cushy leather seat beneath her offered little comfort. Minutes before coming onboard, she’d learned Furst had left a disloyal employee floating face down in a local lake. She drew a calming breath through a fake smile. Had she overestimated her ability to manipulate a powerful man—one who was proving far more dangerous and unpredictable than her boss portrayed?

Looking back, getting onto the Gulfstream 550 had been easy—maybe a bit too easy. Whatever the case, she had to keep a step ahead of Furst if she hoped to find the aircraft’s landing site.

He leaned over her leather chair, using his rock-solid body as unspoken intimidation. Without a word, he picked up the ends to her seat belt and buckled her in. Her heartbeat didn’t slow until the plane had taken off from the domestic airport and risen out of the haze into a clear night.

Jet controlled her fear by focusing on the sleek cabin. She related more to machines, particularly those with wings, than men.

“You have an impressive aircraft,” she said, with the proper amount of awe to feed Furst’s overblown ego. She could recite checklists and emergency boldface items for the fifty-million-dollar beauty that surrounded her, but she had to be careful not to reveal her flying expertise. “Will I be as impressed with your home?” Or wherever the plane might land and “magically” disappear.

Maximilian shifted in his seat to face her and tented his long, dark fingers. “After the excess of my party, you will like the peaceful place we are going.”

“Peaceful? I see you more as the type who never rests.” She pointed at a well-developed bicep on his arm, making sure not to touch or even hint at coming close enough to doing so. “Those don’t come from lounging around.”

“Senhorita, you flatter me. What is a strong body without a fit mind? My sanctuary awaits. It cleanses the body and soul of troubles.”

“I find it hard to believe you have many troubles.”

“A man without them has never been tested. Take this plane, for instance. The company and I have a financial disagreement to resolve. My legal sources have informed me impatient Americans have arrived to take it back. They are supposedly in Rio at this very moment.”

Perceptive sources. She held back the gulp striving to launch down her throat.

Maximilian, his spicy cologne still potent after the long night, leaned forward and encouraged her to do the same. She worked out of her seat belt and rather reluctantly moved closer.

With her head near, he softly added, “You, Senhorita de verão, are an American. I believe you have come to steal my plane.”

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Sandy loves building worlds with memorable characters caught up in ever changing circumstances. She writes in several genres including action adventure thrillers with touches of mystery and romance, science fiction, romantic suspense, and historical romance, some under the name Sandy Moffett. She has won several national writing awards including the Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Award for Mystery & Suspense, Maggie Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, and The Lories for Best New Author Paranormal. Before the days of writing, Sandy was trained as a hydrogeologic scientist, taught at a university, and worked for a civil engineering firm and on an Air Force flight test computer project. Her adventurous background comes from being a private pilot, traveling the world, hiking, scuba diving, and taking over fifteen years of Kenpo karate.

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Veronica(Fragrant Courtesans Book one) by Siobhan Diako

 

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“So sweet and delicious do I become, when I am in bed with a man who, I sense, loves and enjoys me, that the pleasure I bring exceeds all delight, so the knot of love, however tight it seemed before, is tied tighter still.”

 

Married at sixteen to an abusive husband, feisty Veronica Franco escapes his cruelty by taking the only option open to her. Soon, she’s feted as one of the most beautiful and sought-after courtesans in 16th Century Venice.
A talented seductress, she’s able to create desire in her patrons under her own terms, giving them her body but not her heart. She courts the cultural élite for fame and fortune, publishing her poems and letters, while battling tomaintain a balance between her sense of self-worth and the need to win and keep the support of men.
But when disaster strikes, and her life begins to unravel, will she be strong enough to hold her own in a man’s world?
***Advisory: sensuously erotic, this novella contains frequent scenes of explicit sex, sexual language, and the imaginative use of Murano glass.***

 

Genre: Romantic erotica/historical erotica
 
Excerpt

 

My eyes practically fall out of my head when Mamma reaches under the cushion and pulls out a loaf of bread shaped like a prick. ‘Lesson number one. You’ll need to take this into your mouth, all the way down to the back of your throat, without making any marks with your teeth. But first I must teach you how to touch a man so that his member swells to this size.’
‘You mean it isn’t always as big?’ I think of the bulging codpieces that poke out from between men’s legs.
‘Sometimes it’s as small as a mushroom. You’ll be surprised how quickly it can grow when you stroke it. Your movements should be slow and subtle. Don’t touch it straight away. Gently rest your hand on your patron’s leg, then brush your fingers on his cheek. Let your shawl slip down so that he can see your breasts. All these things you can do after you’ve entertained him.’
‘Entertained him?’
‘Most definitely. You’ll be an honoured courtesan. Highly sought after. There are only just over a hundred among the thousands of whores in Venice.’
‘So many?’
Mamma ignores my question. ‘When you are entertaining your patron by singing, playing the lute or spinet, or with witty conversation, you must flirt with him, entice him into your bed.’
‘Why do I have to take him in my mouth? I thought my figa was made for a man’s prick, not my mouth.’
‘All part of the seduction, cara. Men will stick their pricks in all our orifices, including our back passage. If you are really fortunate your patron might seek to give you pleasure too, by sucking your figa. Never, ever, ask him to do it, though. The initiative must come from him. There are men who enjoy the taste and smell of us.’ Apples and Musk. Of course.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Siobhan Daiko is an author of romantic historical fiction, now specialising in erotic novellas featuring famous courtesans, strong women who held their own in a man’s world. She enjoys reading and writing about sex, love and Murano glass. A lover of all things Italian, she lives in the Veneto region of Northern Italy with her husband and two cats.

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11 authors tell 12 unique paranormal tales for your reading pleasure. You will be taken on twists, turns, and wild rides, where impossible things become possible.
 

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Set in the same world as Meg Collett’s bestselling End of Days series comes

the darkly comedic stand-alone serial spin-off, Days of New.


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Devil in the Details (Book 4 in the Days of New series)

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Set in the same world as Meg Collett’s bestselling End of Days series comes the darkly comedic paranormal serial spin-off series, Days of New.

“Clark was human, Nephil, Descendant. He was good and bad. He was the dirty magic of evil angels. He was still the pink-haired kid who had fallen into a cave and found a broken angel. He was a reaper and a savior. A lost boy who just wanted his friends to stop dying.”

Zarachiel is a broken holy angel who just wants to save people. The pain from his torn out wings reminds him everyday just how far the holy angels have fallen from grace. Like it is his burden to bear, he sets out to right their wrongs every day.

Clark wants to save the person he loves most in the world, but she doesn’t want his help or his love. Unlike Zarachiel, who saves everyone he can, Clark can’t seem to save even one person.

Peace can be as deadly as war, and someone won’t survive.

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Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where the cell phone service is a blessing and the Internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and three dogs named Wylla, Mandy, and Drax the Destroyer. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. Her paranormal romance series, End of Days, is currently available in its entirety. Fakers, a contemporary romance, is also available.

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