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Out Now! Last Call

Victor Rafe is built for war, not love. He has sworn to fight for Alex and Lucas—the master vampires he serves—but this battle is personal. Taspar Tong murdered his human family long ago, and now the Eastern vampire is plotting to take over Lucas’s territory. All Victor can think about is revenge…until a certain vampiress distracts him.

Cierra refuses to play the fool for any man, even for the sexy warrior who makes her long for his kiss. She wants Taspar dead as much as anyone, but she won’t sit back and watch vengeance destroy Victor. The stubborn vampire is willing to fight for everything else. Why won’t he fight for her?

Get caught up in the exciting finale to Allie Ritch’s paranormal romance series and find out who is left standing when the battle ends.

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Out Now! Another Round

Betrayed by their lover, Maribeth and Zander struggle to find balance in a relationship that’s just the two of them. As the only human in the household, Maribeth tries to take a more active role in helping the vampires, while Zander is focused on revenge. It isn’t until warm, easygoing Graham catches their attention that their passion is rekindled, and they come together to seduce the big vampire.

Unfortunately, their traitorous ex isn’t done with them. Drew has joined their greatest enemy—an Eastern bloodsucker who is determined to take over power and enslave the area’s humans. He uses his knowledge of both the Human Rebellion and the master vampires’ household to play games and pit everyone against one another. After Drew orchestrates the assassination of one of their own, Zander isn’t the only one gunning for him.

Can revenge heal betrayal? Or will an unlikely romance give Zander, Maribeth, and Graham the strength they need to take on an adversary who knows their secrets?

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Out Now! Sucker Punch

 

Wess Gage started the CRU, or Cooperative Response Unit, as a way to bring humans and vampires together to hunt evil bloodsuckers like Taspar Tong. He has the backing of his sister and brother-in-law—both master vampires—and he grows to like the vampires who serve them. That includes Natalia, a vampiress with a head for science who agrees to help the CRU develop new weaponry.

What Wess doesn’t know is that Natalia is on the hunt for a traitor. Someone is leaking information to both Taspar Tong and the Human Rebellion—a group determined to exterminate all vampires. Wess and his friends are former Rebels, and his father is one of their greatest enemies. Could one of them be the culprit she’s after?

As attraction flares and turns into something more serious, Natalia risks her heart and draws Wess deeper into the vampire world. They’ll need each other in order to survive, especially when violence rocks their world and the traitor is finally revealed.

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Out Now! After Hours

My hot, action-packed vampire romance After Hours is now available in both e-book and trade paperback.

Built like an Amazon, Jaide has made a living as a soldier since she was turned into a vampire over a century ago. Now she has earned her place as a guard in the house of two master vampires, Alex Gage and Lucas Thane. Jaide is confident in herself as a fighter. She’s less sure of herself when it comes to a certain muscular, blue-eyed guard. Brasen sees the woman behind the warrior and is determined to make Jaide his own. He bombards her with flowers and candlelight and romance with the same single-minded devotion he uses in battle. Unfortunately, when Taspar Tong—a nasty born vampire with an army at his disposal—wages war against their territory, Brasen doesn’t have much time for courtship. He has to prove to Jaide that they’re as good together out in the field as they are in bed, but that’s not easy with a woman who can arouse him with just the scent of her hair. Lives are on the line, and they’ll have to save the loving for after hours.

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Out Now! Just My Type

Now you can get Just My Type, the second book the Vampire Territory series, in e-book format for your Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader or in trade paperback. https://allieritch.wordpress.com/bookstrailers/#JustMyType

There’s trouble in vampire territory, and Melody is right in the middle of it. A new arrival from Eastern Europe named Taspar Tong is out to take over her masters’ domains using the army he has at his command. Mel is a personal assistant, not a soldier, and big male vampires scare her.

That includes Eryx, the dark-haired warrior who is always watching her and baiting her with his remarks. If only he didn’t look so sexy. Mel figures Wess Gage—their human captive—is a far safer love interest, although Wess is part of the Human Rebellion bent on exterminating all vampires. Can he really see past his prejudice, or will he turn on her?

There are two dangerous men in Mel’s life. She just has to decide which of them is her type—the one who makes her feel human again, or the vampire who makes her blood boil?

Chad’s Manicotti

Looking for something delicious? How about Chad’s manicotti. LOL, I’m talking about the manicotti recipe he uses to impress Fila’s family in Husbandry.

Each of Fila’s three husbands has his own personality and advantages, and Chad is the artistic, romantic one who knows how to cook. He can even say something naughty in Italian while he does it. I’ve eaten this spinach manicotti on numerous occasions, and I can testify that it’s delizioso.

• 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
• 3 tbsp olive oil
• 5 cups chopped tomatoes
• 4 tbsp chopped basil
• Salt, pepper, and garlic salt
• 3 cups ricotta cheese
• 1 cup cooked spinach, chopped and drained
• ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
• ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1 package manicotti shells (10-14 shells)
 

Chop tomatoes and basil and shred mozzarella. In a heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil and cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and basil, season with salt and pepper, stir, and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. While sauce is cooking, cook the manicotti shells in salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain the shells and drop into a bowl of cold water. In a bowl, mix together the spinach and three cheeses with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Drain the shells and pat dry with a towel. Spoon a half cup of sauce into the bottom of a large (covered) baking pan and spread evenly. Fill manicotti shells with ricotta mixture and lay in pan side by side. Spoon the sauce evenly over the shells, then sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese. Bake the pasta covered for 20 minutes at 375°F. Then remove cover and cook for another 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Buon appetito!

 

And now here’s a special excerpt from Husbandry:

… Since my mother hadn’t returned from the kitchen yet, I figured I’d better get in there to rescue Chad.

Sure enough, she’d taken over, though not as badly as I’d feared. Somehow my husband had relegated her to salad duty while he stuffed the manicotti shells. He looked happy, not browbeaten.

“Your mother just gave me a recipe for homemade ricotta,” he announced. “I’ll have to try it. The ricotta you picked up is fresh, but you can’t beat homemade.”

“Sounds complicated.” I hadn’t realized you could make cheese at home without a cow.

“Not as complicated as you might think,” he assured me. “Ricotta isn’t technically a cheese. It’s a dairy product made from whey. All you need is some whole milk and something for acid, like vinegar or buttermilk.”

“Fila was never interested in cooking.” My mother made this announcement as she finished dicing some tomato and threw it into the salad bowl. “I had to drag her into the kitchen when she was a girl to teach her how to make a proper meal.”

I reached for the wine bottle to top off my glass. “That’s because I wanted to go out and play with my friends instead. You insisted I get all my homework done first, which usually took me until just before dinnertime.”

“Well, those lessons must have paid off, Minnie. Your daughter is a terrific cook now.” Chad paused long enough to kiss my cheek. “What about your other children?”

I answered for her. “Oh, my brothers and sister were expected to learn too. Mom believes in equal opportunity.”

“All my children were taught to be self-sufficient,” my mother announced with pride. “No adult should wander around like a helpless pet waiting to be fed. They know how to make a meal for themselves.”

I almost gushed red wine through my nose. Helpless pet? Not a flattering description, especially since, by her definition, that label could apply to Charles, Chuck, and my father. Charles could only reheat or order in, and Chuck was the same except he could grill and barbecue. As for my dad, he was so lost in the kitchen he could barely find the milk in the refrigerator. It was a good thing the three men were out of earshot in the other room.

Chad spooned chunky tomato sauce and cheese over the stuffed manicotti he now had lined up in a baking pan. “I was hoping Fila’s siblings might come with you. I’d really like to meet them too.”

Knowing my mother, I suspected she’d given my sister, Nikki, an earful after I’d sent my unedited wedding photo. Nikki had already complained to me that since my marriage, our mother had turned the pressure up on her to follow suit. Despite my mom’s reservations about my having three husbands, she’d probably thrown it in Nikki’s face: if I could land three men, she should be able to land one. Minnie Leonard was a master at manipulating her children—for their own good, of course.

“Nikki started a new job, and Frank is off gallivanting around the world as usual.” My mom turned to address me. “Sometimes I think your brother will never settle down. He’s still renting that little efficiency.”

“An efficiency apartment makes sense for him.” Defending him was automatic, though I knew she wouldn’t listen. “And he’s not ‘gallivanting.’ Frank is working. He’s a journalist.”

My mother pursed her lips and returned a skeptical hum. “As for Josef, he’s doing very well at the bank. He’s looking at a possible promotion to regional manager, so he couldn’t afford to take the time off.”

“Joe is up for a promotion?” I smiled, genuinely happy for my older brother. “I hope he gets it. He deserves it, and if I know him, he’ll sock away any extra earnings in a college fund for the kids. I think he has dreams of Ivy League for my nieces.”

Mom looked pleased.

“Okay.” Chad slid the dish of manicotti into the oven and set the timer. “While that bakes, I just need to get the garlic bread done. It looks like you’ve got the salad almost ready, so we’re looking good. More wine, Minnie?”

“Yes, please.” My mother held out her glass. Although she kept her lips in a straight line, I thought I caught a glimmer of appreciation when she looked at Chad.

It would take more than a good meal and good hosting to win her approval, but my charming husband was making headway.

Out Now! Husbandry

You can now get Husbandry, my steamy contemporary romance with a dash of sci-fi, for only $3.99 from Kobo, iTunes, Amazon, and other sellers.

After turning to Genetic Harmony Inc. for a husband, Fila doesn’t get just one man to meet her needs, but three! Chuck is the consummate handyman around the house, and he looks sexy in a tool belt and nothing else. Charles fills out a business suit to perfection and uses his alpha personality in the bedroom as well as the boardroom. As for Chad, he can seduce a woman in more than one language and turn even the worst cliché into a romantic fantasy.

Fila should be deliriously happy. Instead, she’s having a hard time juggling everyone’s needs. Chuck is cooped up at home all day and anxious for children. Charles is a workaholic, and Chad is angry she hasn’t introduced the three of them to her parents. Oh yeah, and Fila hasn’t told Mom and Dad about her genetically identical spouses yet.

It’s not easy being a married woman, not even with three perfect mates.

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