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Loose Id Books: Where Are They Now?

One thing readers could always count on when they purchased a book from Loose Id was that they would get high-quality fiction. LI books were well edited and met a certain standard of storytelling. With the closure of Loose Id, my fellow authors and I wanted to let the readers know where they can now find some of those wonderful books. In most cases, these titles have been edited yet again before being re-released through other publishers or through indie publication, so you can be confident you’ll get a top-notch read. Without further ado, here is a catalog of former LI books and where to find them, organized by genre and then alphabetized by title.


CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

 

Best Vacation That Never Was by Lynn Lorenz,  available at Amazon │ Kobo │ B&N

When Troy Hastings’ plans for the vacation of his dreams literally goes up in smoke, he’s left homeless, alone, and wearing only a hospital gown. Jason Cooper, the firefighter who rescues him, can only think of what he’d like to do to Troy. Troy’s lost everything and Jason wants to help him get his life back. With each passing day, Jason wants that life to include him. But he only has seven days until Troy’s friends return from the trip to make Troy see that Jason is the man he’s been looking for all along.

Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; firefighter, gay, mild kink

 

Caly’s Game by Trinity,  available in E-book at Amazon │ B&N │ Kobo; and in Print at Amazon

Caly Arling is a headstrong, independent attorney who has always been the hunter when it came to getting men into bed. As a fat chick, she learned a long time ago to grab her world by the horns. She doesn’t do relationships; she takes what she wants and sends the man on his way.
When Caly meets sexy architect Evan Morrell, her world is thrown topsy-turvy. He doesn’t respond to her advances the way she’s used to men responding—yet he seems interested. Evan pulls her from her game of hunter/prey into his, which includes rope, blindfolds, and spanking benches. Can Caly break old habits in order to explore this powerfully sensual world with a man who inspires her most staggering emotions?

BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica; m/f; alpha male, bondage, D/s,  strong woman, new to kink

 

The Dare Ménage Series 1: Double Dare  by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read │ AmazonB&NKoboiTunes

What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them. Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can’t believe that he’s attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she’s more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. The next morning Quinn’s conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover. Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming… It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage, alpha male, sports

 

The Dare Ménage Series 2: Daring Proposal by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read │ AmazonB&NKoboiTunes

Never in her life has she been so bold to propose something so daring… Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn’t dated. Her husband’s death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends. When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve’s determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence “Long Arm” Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog’s teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn’t planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it’s with his best friend. Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He’s never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn’t want to be with another man. Eve’s daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true. Being with two men is one of Eve’s fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing? Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage,  alpha male, sports

 

Husbandry by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

After turning to Genetic Harmony Inc. for a husband, Fila Leonard 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.

Contemporary Romance, Polyamorous Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Erotic Romance; m/f/m/m; ménage à quatre, genetic engineering, SFR, polyamory

 

Ripping Off the Mask by Harper Jewel, available in E-Book at Amazon USAmazon UK B&NKoboSmashwords; and in Print at AmazonB&N

Can injured Sgt. Cooper Brandt, with the help of Dr. Westley James, rip off the mask he donned as self-imposed penance at the end of high school, or will fate determine a different path for both men? Thirteen years after high schooler Cooper Brandt suffered a life-altering tragedy, Newark Police Sergeant Cooper Brandt suffers yet another earthshaking misfortune while on duty. As a result, he lets the mask he donned because of his first grief-filled setback slip. When overwhelming guilt consumes him for a second time, an unexpected, and oftentimes unwanted, helping hand tries to force him into making a choice: face his demons and rip the mask off, or continue living a lie while his facade stays put. Upon his move to New Jersey, aqua therapist Dr. Westley James meets his toughest patient yet when a snarly police sergeant accuses him of duplicity at the start of their first session. When he discovers the reason for Cooper’s ornery attitude, an odd, empty feeling he’s lived with for as long as he can remember begins to fill in like missing pieces of a puzzle. As a fragile relationship between Cooper and Westley grows, an unhinged sociopath threatens to ruin everything. Will fate force the emotionally bruised sergeant to fasten his mask on even more tightly or will the couple’s blooming love and partnership be strong enough to help Cooper rip his mask off for good?

Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Doctor/Patient Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m;  sexual identity struggle, LGBT, policeman, doctor, bank robbers, sociopath, suspense, action, ghosts, HEA

 

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SCI-FI ROMANCE

 

Crossing Quinn by Gail Koger, available at AmazonB&NiTunes

Quinn Jones is a formidable Coletti warlord. His mission is to capture Xenia and bring her back to Tanith to be mated with a warrior the Overlord has chosen. Problem is, Quinn finds himself falling for the beautiful Farin. Her unusual “psychic powers, combat training and berserker abilities” make her the perfect mate for him. How does he convince Xenia and the Overlord that she’s meant to be his?Xenia and her parents are relic hunters who just discovered the fabled home world of the Nabateans. She isn’t about to leave the greatest find of the century to hook up with some Coletti. Not happening. Ever. No matter how many threats the Overlord makes or that he’s sending his best hunter to apprehend her. Okay, she’ll admit she’s drawn to the handsome warlord and she loves the way Quinn’s heavily muscled body fills out his black battle suit, but the egotistical jerk is about to get his ass handed to him.When the galaxy is threatened with annihilation, Xenia and Quinn join forces to stop the murderous Tai-Kok. Fate has brought them together and nothing will stand in the way of their victory or their love.

Science fiction, Sci-Fi Romance; M/F; space opera, aliens, galactic war, family, comedy, adventure

 

Game on Askole by Gail Koger, available at AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

Tihar travels to Earth to find and claim a Jones’ female. He knows they are fearless, psychic warriors and talented in bed sport. Ten minutes after meeting Sarah, Tihar knows the feisty, little human is the one he has been searching for. Now he must convince Sarah, she’s meant to be his.The first-time Sarah sees Tihar, she’s a bit freaked out. The Askole warrior has tentacles, snakelike features and black armored-plated skin. Even weirder she finds him strangely attractive. Tihar’s torso is sculpted perfection and his black scales are kind of sexy. Who knew challenging Tihar to combat would start the Askole mating dance. He thinks Earth girls are easy and he’s about to learn messing with a Jones female is never a good idea.As the two grow closer, their romance comes to a screeching halt when Askole rebels attack Tihar’s home world. He tells Sarah she is his heart’s destiny and he will love her to the end of time. He abruptly severs their mental bond and disappears. Reeling from shock, Sarah won’t let a galactic war stop her from hunting him down. Can the two of them find their way back into each other’s arms?

Science fiction, Sci-Fi Romance; M/F; space opera, aliens, cute alien babies, comedy, adventure

 

Just Desserts by Gail Koger, available at Amazon

Kaylee knew being a Coletti Warlord’s mate wasn’t going to be easy. Not only was Talree downright scary, he had a bossy streak a mile long and collected enemies like most men collected lovers. But while Kaylee’s life might not be perfect, Talree truly loved her.Flash forward nine months to a very pregnant, insanely hormonal and cranky as hell Kaylee. If the pregnancy wasn’t enough to drive her crazy, Talree’s enemies were tap dancing on her last nerve. The Shani Queen Mother, a psychotic alien with a bone to grind against Talree, decided she wanted the planet Tartum – a barren piece of crap loaded with Ditrum crystals, and part of the Coletti Empire. Her master plan? Kidnap Kaylee and hold her for ransom. If the Overlord refused to give the Queen Mother Tartum, she would feed Kaylee and her son to the Tai-Kok.She thinks Kaylee will beg for mercy. Boy, is the alien bitch in for a surprise. She’s about to meet a woman suffering from hormone overload and a serious lack of chocolate. The only one begging for mercy will be the Queen Mother.

Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Romance; M/F; space opera, babies, aliens, comedy, adventure

 

Reality Bites by Gail Koger, available at AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

Bree never thought her dimwit act, military grade mace, cattle prod, or dumping a ton of stinky manure on Jaylan’s head would encourage his pursuit. Who knew a Coletti warlord would think of being zapped with a cattle prod as foreplay? Or a determined opponent only heightened his enjoyment of the chase?The chase comes to an abrupt halt when the Tai-Kok attack Tucson, forcing Bree to team up with the Coletti warlord to stop them. Suddenly plucked from Earth by a crazed Tai-Kok commander, Jaylan and Bree find themselves stranded on a hostile alien world and being tracked by a deadly Askole assassin. It’s really not the time for the two of them to fall in love.

Science Fiction, Sci-Fi Romance; M/F; space opera, alien critters, comedy, adventure

 

Sons of Tallav 1: Shane: Marshal of Tallav by Cailin Briste, available at Books2Read │ AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

Can’t a guy get a break? Shane Tiernan, the Beast of Tallavan aristocratic society, needs relief from the matriarchal rules that are destroying his life. His hope lies in a female companion, newly graduated from a top school of pleasure. From her resume, she seems perfect.Profile and real life collide when he arrives to collect her. He’s stunned when he spots her vaulting over a bar and snatching up an ice chipper to defend herself against the giant who is chasing her. Her combination of warrior spirit and long-limbed curves fires his imagination and the desire to bind her in his rope and have her under his complete control. Adrianna Pacquin may cede control in the bedroom, but don’t cross her outside it. She’s escaped the crime lord who plans to marry her once before. When it becomes clear he’s still after her, she doesn’t intend to get caught. A fortuitous decision to accept the contract of Tallavan Marshal Shane Tiernan promises safety until an attempt to murder him sets the pair on an investigation that will require complete trust in one another. With danger stalking their every step, the secrets they both hide could implode their blooming relationship and leave them exposed to their relentless foe.

Adventure Romance, BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance, Futuristic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi Romance; m/f ; action, alpha male, bondage, D/s,  interplanetary, SFR, human trafficking.

 

Sons of Tallav 2: Maon: Marshal of Tallav by Cailin Briste, available at Books2Read │ AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

Maon Keefe has always been told he’s doomed to fail as a husband. Despite his dream of having his own family, he decides never to marry. Instead he lives life as a player and focuses on becoming a capable marshal of Tallav. Then he is shot, and the most-wanted criminal he’s escorting escapes his custody. Now he fears his career, his one success in life, is doomed. Assigned to ferret out the cause of missing shipments for a VIP aristocrat, he meets Selina Shirley. He finds himself inexplicably attracted to her despite her frumpy appearance. When he meets a hooded, masked, scorching-hot woman at his friend’s club, he’s torn between the two women. Both ignite his imagination. Either might be the woman to change him into successful husband material. Selina Shirley organizes her life like she organizes her business, taking control of all aspects of each. She’s concluded that she must marry to get an heir and that her future husband must be totally under her control. Hidden behind a hood and mask, as Lasair, she meets Maon and her instant attraction to him leads her to break her own rules and become involved with him. But he’s also the marshal assigned to investigate thefts at her company. When his broad streak of protective alpha male comes into play, it obvious he’ll never accept a wife ruling over him. To stick to her plan to marry the perfect husband, she must ignore her heart and dump Maon. Buy Now to read this fiery hot tale of two hearts struggling to balance their needs and desires.

Adventure Romance, BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance, Futuristic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi Romance; m/f; action, alpha male, male submissive, Domme, D/s, interplanetary, SFR, fashion, drug trafficking

 

Switching Positions by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UK Amazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

As a member of the dominant sex on Pandora II, Dalera is expected to marry a nice local boy and settle down. Instead, she finds herself falling for Radek Tyler, an off-world man who knows how to take charge. An interplanetary diplomat, Radek tries to adapt to Pandoran culture, but he’s far from submissive. He takes over in the bedroom and brings Dalera’s erotic fantasies to life, and he forces her to confront her preconceptions about how men and women should act. Can they have a future together? Or are they just from two different worlds?

Sci-Fi Romance, Futuristic Romance; m/f; FR, gender roles, interplanetary, businesswoman

 

Vexing Voss by Gail Koger, available at AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

For Voss, a Coletti Warlord, conquering the universe is a piece of cake. After all, he’s a master of psychic seduction; no one can resist him when he sets his mind to it.Zoey Jones is determined to find her mother’s killer. Surrendering to a fierce Coletti warrior is the last thing on her mind. When Voss is determined to make Zoey his mate, she unleashes her own brand of whoop-ass to discourage his pursuit. When her clever disguises, skunk perfume, stun gun, and smoke bombs fail to stop the ruthless warlord, she’s forced to negotiate her surrender: she would mate with him if he would help her find her mother’s killer.To Zoey’s surprise, Voss agrees, and the hunt is on. Their quest to bring the villain to justice leads to unlikely alliances in an interplanetary war, and more surprisingly, to love.

Science Fiction Romance, Adventure; M/F; Space Opera, comedy adventure

 

Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger, available at AmazonKoboB&NiTunes

Wulf knows Yakira is his soul mate. The only person he needs to convince is her, but with intergalactic terrorists on Yakira’s trail, there’s little time for romance. What’s a hot-blooded Coletti warlord to do?Yakira feels safe and cherished with Wulf, but he is a Coletti; the ultimate predator with a taste for blood, a passion for battle and the need to control everything in his life. The big question is; how does she make Wulf understand she’s a powerful psychic with kick-ass bionic limbs and quite capable of taking care of herself?

Science Fiction Romance; M/F; space opera, aliens, cute alien critters, comedy, adventure

 

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FANTASY ROMANCE

 

Dark Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

In Amaranth, the Wayfarers’ Guild attracts all kinds of custom. When Lucan the mage walks into the stable yard with a lame horse in the rain, slave boy Tam runs to serve him — and soon Tam wants to do nothing else. Ever.Lucan is demanding, ruthless, devastating, in bed and out: everything Tam ever yearned for in a master. He’s also master of the darkest arts, and not blind to Tam’s feelings, but heedless of them. Why would a free man care how a slave feels?When Tam’s mistress asks for the mage’s help because the guild is under attack, Master Lucan finds other uses for Tam: as a guide to the city, as payment to a demon in hell. But when he doesn’t come back to the guildhouse one night, Tam knows the great man is in trouble – and only an insignificant slave boy can save him…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Gambling Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Jay should be a very happy slave boy. His new master is young, hot, affectionate, and no stricter than he needs to be. Also rich now, thanks to one night’s hectic gambling. But the man who lost all that money – and his slave boy too – wants his revenge. He wants everything back, including Jay, and he’ll do whatever it takes to achieve his goal.It’s dangerous to challenge so much wealth and influence, let alone to defeat them – and that’s only the start of the trouble for Jay and his master Jensen. Jay has a secret, that he’s kept hidden from all the men who’ve owned him. Now that’s going to lead him and his master too down strange roads in stranger company, and into deadly danger, eventually into Hell itself…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Healing Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Coryn is the rarest of mages, a young man with the gift of healing. A chance encounter with a sick slave on the road leads to love unimagined, a match for his gentle heart, and the two to a town riven with plague. It’s too much for one inexperienced healer—but still, Coryn will break himself with trying and his new boy’s heart in the process. What will it take to heal a healer’s heart?

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Heart’s Hunt by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Once Martel was a thieftaker, an honourable young man working an honourable profession with his father, keeping the city safe. Then came revolution and chaos. Now he’s alone and living as a bounty hunter, as low as he can fall. Rumour says the last of the overthrown royal family is hiding in the forest that borders Amaranth. Prince Joslyn would be a better prize than runaway slaves and murderers; the price on that boy’s head would make Martel for life, and give him a chance to rebuild his reputation. When he rides into the charcoal-burner’s clearing, he doesn’t find a depraved young aristocrat hiding out with his loyal servant. Rather, he finds a displaced old man doing the best he can with only a slave to help. A willing, beautiful, poorly trained slave. From their first encounter, Martel can’t keep his hands off the boy – and sees no reason to, when the master doesn’t care and the inexperienced boy is sullen and frightened and eager all at once. This is the last thing he was looking for – but can one hot night change the course of a life, of two lives…?

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Hidden Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Tiffin is a slave boy, branded and chained, trained to serve and eager to please. That’s all he knows; his past life is a mystery, wiped from his mind. Sold to a grim fortress and facing a bleak future, he seeks comfort where he can find it, in the arms and at the feet of Sergeant Zander. He’s happy to give over control of his body to that dominant, delightful man — but someone else keeps stealing into his mind, taking over. Tiffin doesn’t know how or who. All he knows is how much trouble he’s in, and how much worse it’s going to get…unless Zander can help him discover what’s going on, before he literally loses his mind.

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Runaway Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

On a drunken bet, Marc broke into Baron Thiviers’ mansion to steal something precious. Discovered and almost caught, he’s being hunted by the baron and his hounds when Finn, the runaway slave boy, saves his life. Marc claims possession of Finn, to redeem that foolish bet–what’s more precious than a beautiful boy? But his so-called friends reject him, and the baron comes after him relentlessly, so he takes the boy and flees again.Yet it’s Finn the baron can track, by means of renegade magic, and in the end, Finn has no choice. He runs from the new young master he’s come to love and confronts the chasing baron, sacrificing himself to save Marc’s life. Except that Marc too is in love, and so comes after his errant boy, throwing his own life into danger yet again.

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Silken Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Ander wakes in a strange bed, in absolute darkness. He has a wound in his shoulder, a slave boy at his side, and no memory at all of how he came here. His ship has sailed, stranding him in the great imperial city of Amaranth. During a slow recovery, he learns that he was hurt saving the life of the Emperor’s ward, Leona–but his own life is now under threat. And so is his heart, as the hot sweet slave boy Brat wriggles his way ever deeper under his skin. But Ander has no job, no home, no clear future–and passion alone can never be enough. Leona has ideas, though; and in the end the Emperor himself will take a hand…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Wanderer’s Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Norton is a wanderer, rejected by family and community, headed for the great city of Amaranth because he can think of nowhere else to go. He encounters a pretty slave boy struggling with a log too heavy to lift, and stops to help him. This earns him a welcome from the boy Kim’s nomad clan and an invitation to a funeral feast, for the log is destined for the pyre of Kim’s late master. Kim is given to Norton in an act of casual generosity, and a night of passion bonds the two more strongly than a collar and chains–but Norton’s eyes are still on the far horizons, and leaving the clan will break his slave boy’s heart. There seems to be no answer that can leave them both happy. And then raiders from another clan steal Kim away…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Three Brothers Fair 1: Prince of Seas by Emily Carrington, available at Changeling PressAmazon │ B&NKobo

Prince Felimid wants nothing more than to have a kelpie in his family so that his own race will have some stronger blood to mix in and have a hope of keeping water demons from dying out altogether. What he gets is a shy, sneaky, and virginal kelpie whose seed has yet to be proven. Initially furious that he’s been tricked, Felimid can’t deny the courageous and lusty husband he’s accidentally won.

New Adult, LGBTQ, Fantasy Romance; m/m; shapeshifters

 

Three Brothers Fair 2: Prince of Land and Fire by Emily Carrington, available at Changeling PressAmazon │ B&NKobo

Against his will, Lord Tian has fallen for a magical land creature — a gnome. A prophecy says he must wed a land creature and become a destroyer and spy. But he can’t resist Alastair, or the BDSM games they play. Alastair is trying to spy on Tian’s mother and preserve the balance of the natural world. Needing Tian in his bed and in his heart does nothing but disrupt his plans. But prophecies are often both right, and misunderstood. When Tian and Alastair play at BDSM and love they set in motion the destruction of the status quo.

LGBTQ Romantic Fantasy; m/m; BDSM, fantasy, shapeshifters

 

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PARANORMAL ROMANCE

 

Common Powers 1: Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

It’s not how big the power, it’s how you use it. Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters. Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free. When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave. Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; sex slave, cowboy, private detective, powers, pushy sub, alphas, Texas

 

Common Powers 2: Rush in the Dark by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Rush is so deep in the closet he can’t find the door, but meeting Brian might give him the courage to step out of it. When Brian and Rush meet in a dark alley, sparks fly. The attraction is fast and hard, but Rush is a rancher with a reputation to uphold and Brian is out and open. Both men have secrets, including the small powers they each have, and a relationship means they might have to share. It would require Rush coming out of his closet and putting his ranch and his friendships with the people around him at risk. For Brian, it means putting his heart on the line for a man who’s afraid of being himself. He’s been down that road before and Brian won’t go back in the closet, not even for Rush. Each time they’re together, Rush and Brian set the air around them on fire. As they move closer, both are still holding back, still unsure of each other. One of them will have to take the first step or this thing between them will flounder. For Rush, it’ll take a huge step and a lot of trust to risk his entire life in the small Texas town of Spring Lake. And once he’s out, there’s no going back. For Brian, his heart isn’t the only thing at risk. If he keeps seeing Rush, he knows he might just lose his life.

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas

 

Common Powers 3: Edward, Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Edward is on a mission to save his grandmother by using his power. Jack is on a mission to never come out of the closet. It’ll take a dog named Winston to bring them together. When Jack meets Edward at a traffic stop, his world is rocked—and not for the better. Edward is the gayest man he’s ever seen and Spring Lake is a small town just getting comfortable with its own new gay couple, Brian Russell and Rush Weston. Unlike Edward, Rush and Brian are big, strapping, manly men. But manly isn’t what turns Jack on. It’s Edward—everything about the younger man drives Jack wild with desire and the need to control Edward’s wild, impetuous spirit. For Edward, his attraction to ‘bad boys’ has been his romantic downfall. His heart’s been broken so many times he’s lost count. When he meets Jack, Edward falls for the all-American by-the-book lawman, but finds his attempts rebuffed and his pride severely wounded. Jack’s straight, or at least says he is, but Edward knows that look in Jack’s eyes—he’s seen it before in other men. How can a man so right be so wrong? Edward tempts Jack beyond anyone he’s ever met and his desire for Edward builds each time he encounters the younger man, until he can no longer deny it or himself. But Edward doesn’t want sex on the side, he wants forever. He wants the fairy tale. Can Jack give Edward what he wants or will Jack’s fear of being ridiculed for his choice of a partner keep them from their happily ever after?

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas, lawman

 

Common Powers 4: Pushing Phillip by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Jobless, homeless and alone at Christmas—can his new friends keep him from running? When the guys decide to spend Christmas together at the ranch, it’s going to be a time for catching up with each couple. Rush and Brian are hosting, Edward and Jack will be there and Mitchell and Sammi are coming in from Houston. When Brian and Rush take Phillip, a newly outed gay man, under their wings, they discover he’s got a power. But this power is one that makes all of them uncomfortable, along with the young man himself as issues of trust arise. Phillip finds himself jobless, homeless and alone for the holiday, and he’s run out of options. Just when he’s ready to move on, he finds new friends who are ready to give him a second chance at his dreams. Along with a second chance at love.

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas, cowboy

 

Edge of Heaven by PG Forte, available at AmazonB&NKobo

Welcome to the afterlife, where men are men and the angels are fallen. It was a reckless act of passion that ended Edge’s life and left him in Limbo — literally. Now, he’s stuck here. While most of the other angels-in-training move quickly up the celestial ladder, Edge knows it can never be that simple for him. He’s dealing with issues that are a lot more complicated than a simple lack of closure. While Edge doesn’t know for sure what it will take to get him into Heaven, there is one thing he’s certain won’t help — his latest assignment guiding angel-baby Matteo Matinucci while the newbie find his wings. But twenty-something Mattie — sexy, beautiful, recently departed, and openly gay — could turn out to be the answer to all of Edge’s prayers, as well as the fulfillment of all his fantasies, even the hot, sweaty, secret ones he’s never confided to anyone. And by helping to send Mattie to Heaven, Edge just might end up saving both their souls.

Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Angel Romance; Angels/Demons, LGBT, Afterlife, Heaven, PNR

 

Tribal Shift by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

Kalya has loved Rasik since they were children, and that love has followed them into adulthood. The only problem is he’s a caracal shifter, while she’s an omnimorph—a shifter capable of morphing into any animal on the planet of A’ata. Coveted and resented for centuries, her people stick to themselves and keep their abilities a secret. But when Kalya’s young cousin and Rasik’s brother run away together, she and Rasik are thrown together as they chase after them. Across the wilds of A’ata, they confront hostile shifter tribes, perilous terrain, and a passion that could reveal all their secrets. Can shifters from two different tribes become mates? Or will nature and their families keep them apart?

Shifter Romance, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi Romance; m/f; shifters, feline shifters, other shifters, SFR

 

Unmasked by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

Kira has a unique psychic ability. She can control sexual desire. After being hurt by men in the past, she has decided to use her talent to interrogate them for information. She works freelance and does well in this lucrative business until she finally meets her match. Dixon Hazard is a political activist in possession of files that could damage several high-ranking officials. She works to uncover the location of those files, but she’s shocked to discover she’s not in control of the lust between them. Dixon sees beneath the mask Kira wears and uses the attraction between them to gain the upper hand. Is he just using her, or will he fulfill the dreams of romance she thought she’d abandoned?

Psychic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance; m/f; PNR, interrogation, light bondage

 

Vampire Territory 1: Drinking Partners by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

Being the master vampire for the Mid-Atlantic Territory is a tough job. Between the Human Rebellion trying to kill him with poisonous suicide donors and snobby born vampires bucking his authority, Lucas Thane has his hands full. What he needs is a regular drinking partner to feed from and a bigger power block. He finds both in the form of Alexandra Gage, the master of the territory south of his. Alex could use a little help herself, but she has no intention of letting Lucas take over. Turned into a vampire against her will, she has had enough control taken from her. She’ll never let Lucas usurp her right to rule, but will she let him steal her heart? Passion ignites between them, and it’s amazing what vampire bodies can do.

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance; m/f; vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, campy horror

 

Vampire Territory 2: Just My Type by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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?

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance; m/fvampires, PNR, erotic romance, action

 

Vampire Territory 3: After Hours by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AU B&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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.

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance; m/f; vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, female warrior

 

Vampire Territory 4: Sucker Punch by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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.

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance; m/f ; vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, scientist

 

Vampire Territory 5: Another Round by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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?

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance, Polyamorous Romance; m/f/m/ vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, ménage à trois, LBGTQ, bisexual

 

Vampire Territory 6: Last Call by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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.

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance; m/f; vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, vengeance

 

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

 

Art & Discipline 1: The Westerman Affair by Regina Kammer, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NGoogle PlayiTunesKobo USKobo UKKobo CAKobo AU

An acclaimed painter. His provocative muse. Her obliging husband.
Charles Westerman, Victorian England’s most sought-after landscape painter, is finished with love affairs. Yet after a taste of forbidden passion at a private art exhibition, he knows he’s met his muse in Rosamund. Problem is she’s married. For the sake of his career, Charles simply cannot afford to be distracted by another disastrous entanglement, especially one with a married woman. Art curator Rosamund, Lady Threxton, needs a man to satisfy her predilection for spanking. Her husband, Jeremy, does not relish the role of chastiser and, besides, has his own mistress to please. Jeremy, however, is quite amenable to Rosamund seeking out another. Hired men from her favorite erotic club provide her with only a modicum of relief. The furtive fling with Charles, though, leaves Rosamund certain she’s found her perfect match. Rosamund and Jeremy’s marriage is curiously modern for stodgy Victorian society. Together, the couple try to entice Charles into an unusual arrangement. Will Charles risk the threat to his reputation to explore passions and proclivities he never knew existed—and discover desires he never knew he had? The Westerman Affair A tale of spanking and polyamory in the Victorian art world.

Historical Erotic Romance, Erotic Romance, Spanking Romance, BDSM Romance, Seasoned Romance [i.e., main characters are over 40 years old); m/f/m (but not ménage; instead is polyamory); Victorian historical romance, spanking, polyamory, voyeurism, multiple partners, older/mature characters, artist, aristocracy

 

In The Company of Men Boxed Set: The Mercenary’s Tale, Jackson’s Pride, Baymore’s Heir, Silent Lodge, and His Dukes’ Gift by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

In this interweaving gay medieval series, follow the lives and loves of men who have a deadly secret – they love another man. Starting with The Mercenary’s Tale and ending with His Duke’s Gift, these men live and fight for their lovers in a world where being caught together can mean death.

Historical Romance, Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m, mmm; gay, medieval, swashbuckler

 

Marital Duty by Ingrid Hahn, available at Amazon USAmazon UK

Marital duty has never been so satisfying… Each morning while pretending to be asleep, Evaline St. John, Lady Kingston, submits to her husband’s attentions. She can never dare admit she yearns for more…until her friend Selina, Lady Beaumont, initiates a conversation about what she does with her own husband in the bedroom. But Selina is bored with her intimate life and suggests that she and Evaline seduce their husbands. She will begin while Evaline will hide in the bedroom to watch. Evaline and Selina do more than make a pact, however. They give in to unspeakable desires and soon they are exploring each other’s bodies as they always dreamed. When Evaline is forced to confess her misdeeds to her husband, Lord Kingston, he is shocked, but also aroused. The admission changes everything he believed about his wife–for the better. Now, whatever Evaline demands, he happily delivers. Evaline and Selina realize they are falling in love–with each other–yet they still love their husbands. What are the two women to do? When Selina’s husband catches all of them together in bed, he flies into a jealous rage and forbids them from ever seeing each other again. Now, it’s up to Lord Kingston to issue the ultimatum to Beaumont: come to their bed or lose them forever. Kingston must show his former friend that he has nothing to fear…and everything to gain.

Historical Romance, Erotic Romance, Polyamorous Romance; m/f/f/m; polyamory, bisexual, voyeurism, group sex

 

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LGBTQ

 

Best Vacation That Never Was by Lynn Lorenz,  available at Amazon │ Kobo │ B&N

When Troy Hastings’ plans for the vacation of his dreams literally goes up in smoke, he’s left homeless, alone, and wearing only a hospital gown. Jason Cooper, the firefighter who rescues him, can only think of what he’d like to do to Troy. Troy’s lost everything and Jason wants to help him get his life back. With each passing day, Jason wants that life to include him. But he only has seven days until Troy’s friends return from the trip to make Troy see that Jason is the man he’s been looking for all along.

Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; firefighter, gay, mild kink

 

Common Powers 1: Soul Bonds by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

It’s not how big the power, it’s how you use it. Mitchell’s tired of one night stands and casual encounters. Sammi is a runaway sex slave who’ll do anything to stay free. When they meet in a bar, Mitchell can’t believe his luck. Sammi is sex on two legs and seems to know just what Mitchell wants from a lover. But Sammi’s owner Donovan isn’t going to let him go so easily. He’s prepared to destroy anyone who stands in his way to get back his prized slave. Is the bond between Mitchell and Sammi strong enough to stand up against the damage Donovan inflicts on their lives, or will it shatter?

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; sex slave, cowboy, private detective, powers, pushy sub, alphas, Texas

 

Common Powers 2: Rush in the Dark by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Rush is so deep in the closet he can’t find the door, but meeting Brian might give him the courage to step out of it. When Brian and Rush meet in a dark alley, sparks fly. The attraction is fast and hard, but Rush is a rancher with a reputation to uphold and Brian is out and open. Both men have secrets, including the small powers they each have, and a relationship means they might have to share. It would require Rush coming out of his closet and putting his ranch and his friendships with the people around him at risk. For Brian, it means putting his heart on the line for a man who’s afraid of being himself. He’s been down that road before and Brian won’t go back in the closet, not even for Rush. Each time they’re together, Rush and Brian set the air around them on fire. As they move closer, both are still holding back, still unsure of each other. One of them will have to take the first step or this thing between them will flounder. For Rush, it’ll take a huge step and a lot of trust to risk his entire life in the small Texas town of Spring Lake. And once he’s out, there’s no going back. For Brian, his heart isn’t the only thing at risk. If he keeps seeing Rush, he knows he might just lose his life.

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas

 

Common Powers 3: Edward, Unconditionally by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Edward is on a mission to save his grandmother by using his power. Jack is on a mission to never come out of the closet. It’ll take a dog named Winston to bring them together. When Jack meets Edward at a traffic stop, his world is rocked—and not for the better. Edward is the gayest man he’s ever seen and Spring Lake is a small town just getting comfortable with its own new gay couple, Brian Russell and Rush Weston. Unlike Edward, Rush and Brian are big, strapping, manly men. But manly isn’t what turns Jack on. It’s Edward—everything about the younger man drives Jack wild with desire and the need to control Edward’s wild, impetuous spirit. For Edward, his attraction to ‘bad boys’ has been his romantic downfall. His heart’s been broken so many times he’s lost count. When he meets Jack, Edward falls for the all-American by-the-book lawman, but finds his attempts rebuffed and his pride severely wounded. Jack’s straight, or at least says he is, but Edward knows that look in Jack’s eyes—he’s seen it before in other men. How can a man so right be so wrong? Edward tempts Jack beyond anyone he’s ever met and his desire for Edward builds each time he encounters the younger man, until he can no longer deny it or himself. But Edward doesn’t want sex on the side, he wants forever. He wants the fairy tale. Can Jack give Edward what he wants or will Jack’s fear of being ridiculed for his choice of a partner keep them from their happily ever after?

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas, lawman

 

Common Powers 4: Pushing Phillip by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes │ B&N

Jobless, homeless and alone at Christmas—can his new friends keep him from running? When the guys decide to spend Christmas together at the ranch, it’s going to be a time for catching up with each couple. Rush and Brian are hosting, Edward and Jack will be there and Mitchell and Sammi are coming in from Houston. When Brian and Rush take Phillip, a newly outed gay man, under their wings, they discover he’s got a power. But this power is one that makes all of them uncomfortable, along with the young man himself as issues of trust arise. Phillip finds himself jobless, homeless and alone for the holiday, and he’s run out of options. Just when he’s ready to move on, he finds new friends who are ready to give him a second chance at his dreams. Along with a second chance at love.

Paranormal Romance, Western Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m; Texas, cowboy

 

 

The Dare Ménage Series 1: Double Dare  by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read │ AmazonB&NKoboiTunes

What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them. Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can’t believe that he’s attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she’s more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. The next morning Quinn’s conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover. Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming… It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage, alpha male, sports

 

The Dare Ménage Series 2: Daring Proposal by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read │ AmazonB&NKoboiTunes

Never in her life has she been so bold to propose something so daring… Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn’t dated. Her husband’s death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends. When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve’s determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence “Long Arm” Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog’s teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn’t planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it’s with his best friend. Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He’s never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn’t want to be with another man. Eve’s daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true. Being with two men is one of Eve’s fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing? Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage,  alpha male, sports

 

Dark Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

In Amaranth, the Wayfarers’ Guild attracts all kinds of custom. When Lucan the mage walks into the stable yard with a lame horse in the rain, slave boy Tam runs to serve him — and soon Tam wants to do nothing else. Ever.Lucan is demanding, ruthless, devastating, in bed and out: everything Tam ever yearned for in a master. He’s also master of the darkest arts, and not blind to Tam’s feelings, but heedless of them. Why would a free man care how a slave feels?When Tam’s mistress asks for the mage’s help because the guild is under attack, Master Lucan finds other uses for Tam: as a guide to the city, as payment to a demon in hell. But when he doesn’t come back to the guildhouse one night, Tam knows the great man is in trouble – and only an insignificant slave boy can save him…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Edge of Heaven by PG Forte, available at AmazonB&NKobo

Welcome to the afterlife, where men are men and the angels are fallen. It was a reckless act of passion that ended Edge’s life and left him in Limbo — literally. Now, he’s stuck here. While most of the other angels-in-training move quickly up the celestial ladder, Edge knows it can never be that simple for him. He’s dealing with issues that are a lot more complicated than a simple lack of closure. While Edge doesn’t know for sure what it will take to get him into Heaven, there is one thing he’s certain won’t help — his latest assignment guiding angel-baby Matteo Matinucci while the newbie find his wings. But twenty-something Mattie — sexy, beautiful, recently departed, and openly gay — could turn out to be the answer to all of Edge’s prayers, as well as the fulfillment of all his fantasies, even the hot, sweaty, secret ones he’s never confided to anyone. And by helping to send Mattie to Heaven, Edge just might end up saving both their souls.

Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Angel Romance; Angels/Demons, LGBT, Afterlife, Heaven, PNR

 

Gambling Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Jay should be a very happy slave boy. His new master is young, hot, affectionate, and no stricter than he needs to be. Also rich now, thanks to one night’s hectic gambling. But the man who lost all that money – and his slave boy too – wants his revenge. He wants everything back, including Jay, and he’ll do whatever it takes to achieve his goal. It’s dangerous to challenge so much wealth and influence, let alone to defeat them – and that’s only the start of the trouble for Jay and his master Jensen. Jay has a secret, that he’s kept hidden from all the men who’ve owned him. Now that’s going to lead him and his master too down strange roads in stranger company, and into deadly danger, eventually into Hell itself…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Healing Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Coryn is the rarest of mages, a young man with the gift of healing. A chance encounter with a sick slave on the road leads to love unimagined, a match for his gentle heart, and the two to a town riven with plague. It’s too much for one inexperienced healer—but still, Coryn will break himself with trying and his new boy’s heart in the process. What will it take to heal a healer’s heart?

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Heart’s Hunt by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Once Martel was a thieftaker, an honourable young man working an honourable profession with his father, keeping the city safe. Then came revolution and chaos. Now he’s alone and living as a bounty hunter, as low as he can fall. Rumour says the last of the overthrown royal family is hiding in the forest that borders Amaranth. Prince Joslyn would be a better prize than runaway slaves and murderers; the price on that boy’s head would make Martel for life, and give him a chance to rebuild his reputation. When he rides into the charcoal-burner’s clearing, he doesn’t find a depraved young aristocrat hiding out with his loyal servant. Rather, he finds a displaced old man doing the best he can with only a slave to help. A willing, beautiful, poorly trained slave. From their first encounter, Martel can’t keep his hands off the boy – and sees no reason to, when the master doesn’t care and the inexperienced boy is sullen and frightened and eager all at once. This is the last thing he was looking for – but can one hot night change the course of a life, of two lives…?

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Hidden Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Tiffin is a slave boy, branded and chained, trained to serve and eager to please. That’s all he knows; his past life is a mystery, wiped from his mind. Sold to a grim fortress and facing a bleak future, he seeks comfort where he can find it, in the arms and at the feet of Sergeant Zander. He’s happy to give over control of his body to that dominant, delightful man — but someone else keeps stealing into his mind, taking over. Tiffin doesn’t know how or who. All he knows is how much trouble he’s in, and how much worse it’s going to get…unless Zander can help him discover what’s going on, before he literally loses his mind.

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

In The Company of Men Boxed Set: The Mercenary’s Tale, Jackson’s Pride, Baymore’s Heir, Silent Lodge, and His Dukes’ Gift by Lynn Lorenz, available at AmazonKoboiTunes

In this interweaving gay medieval series, follow the lives and loves of men who have a deadly secret – they love another man. Starting with The Mercenary’s Tale and ending with His Duke’s Gift, these men live and fight for their lovers in a world where being caught together can mean death.

Historical Romance, Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m, mmm; gay, medieval, swashbuckler

 

Ripping Off the Mask by Harper Jewel, available in E-Bookat Amazon USAmazon UK B&NKoboSmashwords; and in Print at AmazonB&N

Can injured Sgt. Cooper Brandt, with the help of Dr. Westley James, rip off the mask he donned as self-imposed penance at the end of high school, or will fate determine a different path for both men? Thirteen years after high schooler Cooper Brandt suffered a life-altering tragedy, Newark Police Sergeant Cooper Brandt suffers yet another earthshaking misfortune while on duty. As a result, he lets the mask he donned because of his first grief-filled setback slip. When overwhelming guilt consumes him for a second time, an unexpected, and oftentimes unwanted, helping hand tries to force him into making a choice: face his demons and rip the mask off, or continue living a lie while his facade stays put. Upon his move to New Jersey, aqua therapist Dr. Westley James meets his toughest patient yet when a snarly police sergeant accuses him of duplicity at the start of their first session. When he discovers the reason for Cooper’s ornery attitude, an odd, empty feeling he’s lived with for as long as he can remember begins to fill in like missing pieces of a puzzle. As a fragile relationship between Cooper and Westley grows, an unhinged sociopath threatens to ruin everything. Will fate force the emotionally bruised sergeant to fasten his mask on even more tightly or will the couple’s blooming love and partnership be strong enough to help Cooper rip his mask off for good?

Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Doctor/Patient Romance, Erotic Romance; m/m;  sexual identity struggle, LGBT, policeman, doctor, bank robbers, sociopath, suspense, action, ghosts, HEA

 

Runaway Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

On a drunken bet, Marc broke into Baron Thiviers’ mansion to steal something precious. Discovered and almost caught, he’s being hunted by the baron and his hounds when Finn, the runaway slave boy, saves his life. Marc claims possession of Finn, to redeem that foolish bet–what’s more precious than a beautiful boy? But his so-called friends reject him, and the baron comes after him relentlessly, so he takes the boy and flees again.Yet it’s Finn the baron can track, by means of renegade magic, and in the end, Finn has no choice. He runs from the new young master he’s come to love and confronts the chasing baron, sacrificing himself to save Marc’s life. Except that Marc too is in love, and so comes after his errant boy, throwing his own life into danger yet again.

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Silken Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Ander wakes in a strange bed, in absolute darkness. He has a wound in his shoulder, a slave boy at his side, and no memory at all of how he came here. His ship has sailed, stranding him in the great imperial city of Amaranth. During a slow recovery, he learns that he was hurt saving the life of the Emperor’s ward, Leona–but his own life is now under threat. And so is his heart, as the hot sweet slave boy Brat wriggles his way ever deeper under his skin. But Ander has no job, no home, no clear future–and passion alone can never be enough. Leona has ideas, though; and in the end the Emperor himself will take a hand…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

Three Brothers Fair 1: Prince of Seas by Emily Carrington, available at Changeling PressAmazon │ B&NKobo

Prince Felimid wants nothing more than to have a kelpie in his family so that his own race will have some stronger blood to mix in and have a hope of keeping water demons from dying out altogether. What he gets is a shy, sneaky, and virginal kelpie whose seed has yet to be proven. Initially furious that he’s been tricked, Felimid can’t deny the courageous and lusty husband he’s accidentally won.

New Adult, LGBTQ, Fantasy Romance; m/m; shapeshifters

 

Three Brothers Fair 2: Prince of Land and Fire by Emily Carrington, available at Changeling PressAmazon │ B&NKobo

Against his will, Lord Tian has fallen for a magical land creature — a gnome. A prophecy says he must wed a land creature and become a destroyer and spy. But he can’t resist Alastair, or the BDSM games they play. Alastair is trying to spy on Tian’s mother and preserve the balance of the natural world. Needing Tian in his bed and in his heart does nothing but disrupt his plans. But prophecies are often both right, and misunderstood. When Tian and Alastair play at BDSM and love they set in motion the destruction of the status quo.

LGBTQ Romantic Fantasy; m/m; BDSM, fantasy, shapeshifters

 

Vampire Territory 5: Another Round by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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?

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance, Polyamorous Romance; m/f/m; vampires, PNR, erotic romance, action, ménage à trois, LBGTQ, bisexual

 

Wanderer’s Heart by Thom Lane, available at Amazon

Norton is a wanderer, rejected by family and community, headed for the great city of Amaranth because he can think of nowhere else to go. He encounters a pretty slave boy struggling with a log too heavy to lift, and stops to help him. This earns him a welcome from the boy Kim’s nomad clan and an invitation to a funeral feast, for the log is destined for the pyre of Kim’s late master. Kim is given to Norton in an act of casual generosity, and a night of passion bonds the two more strongly than a collar and chains–but Norton’s eyes are still on the far horizons, and leaving the clan will break his slave boy’s heart. There seems to be no answer that can leave them both happy. And then raiders from another clan steal Kim away…

Gay Romance, Fantasy Romance, master/slave romance;  m/m; bondage, erotic romance, action

 

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MÉNAGE and POLYAMORY

 

Art & Discipline 1: The Westerman Affair by Regina Kammer, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NGoogle PlayiTunesKobo USKobo UKKobo CAKobo AU

An acclaimed painter. His provocative muse. Her obliging husband.
Charles Westerman, Victorian England’s most sought-after landscape painter, is finished with love affairs. Yet after a taste of forbidden passion at a private art exhibition, he knows he’s met his muse in Rosamund. Problem is she’s married. For the sake of his career, Charles simply cannot afford to be distracted by another disastrous entanglement, especially one with a married woman. Art curator Rosamund, Lady Threxton, needs a man to satisfy her predilection for spanking. Her husband, Jeremy, does not relish the role of chastiser and, besides, has his own mistress to please. Jeremy, however, is quite amenable to Rosamund seeking out another. Hired men from her favorite erotic club provide her with only a modicum of relief. The furtive fling with Charles, though, leaves Rosamund certain she’s found her perfect match. Rosamund and Jeremy’s marriage is curiously modern for stodgy Victorian society. Together, the couple try to entice Charles into an unusual arrangement. Will Charles risk the threat to his reputation to explore passions and proclivities he never knew existed—and discover desires he never knew he had? The Westerman Affair A tale of spanking and polyamory in the Victorian art world.

Historical Erotic Romance, Erotic Romance, Spanking Romance, BDSM Romance, Seasoned Romance [i.e., main characters are over 40 years old); m/f/m (but not ménage; instead is polyamory); Victorian historical romance, spanking, polyamory, voyeurism, multiple partners, older/mature characters, artist, aristocracy

 

The Dare Ménage Series 1: Double Dare by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read

What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them. Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can’t believe that he’s attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she’s more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. The next morning Quinn’s conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover. Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming… Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage, alpha male, sports

 

The Dare Ménage Series 2: Daring Proposal by Jeanne St. James, available at Books2Read

Never in her life has she been so bold to propose something so daring… Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn’t dated. Her husband’s death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends. When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve’s determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence “Long Arm” Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog’s teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn’t planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it’s with his best friend. Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He’s never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn’t want to be with another man. Eve’s daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true. Being with two men is one of Eve’s fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing? Note: This book in the series can be read as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial Romance, LBGTQ; m/m/f; BDSM, Gay, Bisexual, polyamory, ménage, alpha male, sports

 

Husbandry by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

After turning to Genetic Harmony Inc. for a husband, Fila Leonard 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.

Contemporary Romance, Polyamorous Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Erotic Romance; m/f/m/m; ménage à quatre, genetic engineering, SFR, polyamory

 

Marital Duty by Ingrid Hahn, available at Amazon USAmazon UK

Marital duty has never been so satisfying… Each morning while pretending to be asleep, Evaline St. John, Lady Kingston, submits to her husband’s attentions. She can never dare admit she yearns for more…until her friend Selina, Lady Beaumont, initiates a conversation about what she does with her own husband in the bedroom. But Selina is bored with her intimate life and suggests that she and Evaline seduce their husbands. She will begin while Evaline will hide in the bedroom to watch. Evaline and Selina do more than make a pact, however. They give in to unspeakable desires and soon they are exploring each other’s bodies as they always dreamed. When Evaline is forced to confess her misdeeds to her husband, Lord Kingston, he is shocked, but also aroused. The admission changes everything he believed about his wife–for the better. Now, whatever Evaline demands, he happily delivers. Evaline and Selina realize they are falling in love–with each other–yet they still love their husbands. What are the two women to do? When Selina’s husband catches all of them together in bed, he flies into a jealous rage and forbids them from ever seeing each other again. Now, it’s up to Lord Kingston to issue the ultimatum to Beaumont: come to their bed or lose them forever. Kingston must show his former friend that he has nothing to fear…and everything to gain.

Historical Romance, Erotic Romance, Polyamorous Romance; m/f/f/m; polyamory, bisexual, voyeurism, group sex

 

Vampire Territory 5: Another Round by Allie Ritch, available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CAAmazon AUB&NKobo USKobo UKiTunes

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?

Vampire Romance, Paranormal Romance, Polyamorous Romance; m/f/m; vampires, erotic romance, action, ménage à trois, LBGTQ, bisexual

 

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A Pageant of Authors – Q9 & Q10

“The interview is the single most important part of the pageant. It counts for 30 percent of your total score.”

“What’s the other 70 percent? Cleavage?”

– Miss Congeniality

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It’s the final round. Time to focus on some really serious topics: cartoons and birthdays.

Question #9: Which cartoon character would you like to be and why?Although this question was free-response, three characters got multiple votes. All the choices were interesting for different reasons.

“Wonder Woman. She’s smart, strong, has a rocking bod and an invisible plane. What is not to like?”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog
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“Wonder Woman. She was strong and caring.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com
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“I’d like to be Wonder Woman, but I fear I’m more like Lucy from Peanuts.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/
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“The Road Runner. He has fun and gets to screw with Wile E Coyote’s head all day long.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com
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“The Roadrunner. Speed and snark without words.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com
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“Jessica Rabbit….duh…have you SEEN Jessica Rabbit???”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com
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“Jessica Rabbit. Heh heh. Yeah, she’s gorgeous, and she’s got that voice to die for. (What woman wouldn’t want Kathleen Turner’s voice?) But those reasons are only the symptoms behind why I would like to be Jessica Rabbit. Jessica said ‘I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.’ Gotta love a woman who knows her faults and deals with them.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/
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“Are we counting Miyazaki films as cartoons? If so, I’m torn between Ponyo and Chihiro. The first because I love the water and think it would be great fun to be a magical fish, and the second because I love how Chihiro’s character overcomes her fear and grows throughout the movie.”

– Allie Ritch
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“The Pink Panther—he is too cool for words.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com
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“In the mid 1970’s there was a cartoon called Battle of the Planets. Along with Speed Racer, it was one of the first Japanimation cartoons that came over to the States that I know of. I used to play Princess from BOTP on the playground with a bunch of boys in third grade and still have a certain fondness of those memories. I was the only girl allowed to play with a group of cute boys. What wasn’t to like?”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com
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“I would want to be a female Dark Schneider! If anyone is familiar with anime, they might know of Dark Schneider, the chaotic wizard who wanted to take over the world because he could. And he is the good guy! He has weaknesses that he is not ashamed of, power beyond all belief, and a sense of humor that is dark and outrageous. I would love to hold that much power and be aware that my actions could have a catastrophic effect on the world yet still choose to do the right thing. The anime is called Bastard!! and he can be one. But he can also be tender and loving. He is a complex character and is very self aware. I love that.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/
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“I’d like to be Cinderella because she gets her prince and does it with a killer pair of shoes.”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com
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“Oh boy, I read DC comics, and I always thought it’d be so cool to be Batgirl.”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com
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“LOL, depends which day. I can be either The Tasmanian Devil, or The Brain (with just as little success in conquering the world).”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/
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“Betty Boop. She always had the coolest shoes!”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com
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“Egon Spangler from the Real Ghostbusters (definitely the cartoon, not the movie): he was brilliant about science, endearing, and utterly clueless about relationships… but he loved life.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com
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“Which cartoon character would I like to be? That’s a no brainer! Alice in Wonderland, of course. Life is like the rabbit hole and I live each day finding new things along the journey.”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com
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“Superman. I could disown all of humanity because I’d be an alien. I’d have a fortress of solitude. I could fly. I could repel bullets. Unless Superman, as an alien, also menstruates. Because if he does, the deal’s off.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20
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“I watch a lot of anime, so Motoko Kusinagi from Ghost in the Shell. She is just plain awesome. Strong and smart, she’s a kick butt heroine.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net
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Question #10: What do you want for your birthday this year?

“I want to sell a million books!  :-)”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog
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“Gift Cards to B&N, Yankee Candle, LL Bean, Godiva, an ice cream cake and oh, yes, World Peace. Had to add in that last one. Couldn’t resist.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K
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“To cook dinner for the whole family.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com
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“Amazon.com gift cards so I can put yet more books on my Kindle.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com
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“I’d love to go on a movie set for a day, just to observe. Film fascinates me from behind the scenes in all its aspects.”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com
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“I want a week in Aruba! I want hot pink sands and crystal clear blue water! I want to bask on a beach and drink something made with rum out of a pineapple or a coconut shell! I want to be able to totally relax and let the worries and cares of the world drift away. And barring that, A TOR or Kensington contract would be great.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/
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“A coconut lemon birthday cake from Wildflower.”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com
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“That would be next year. My birthday was in January. By then, I’ll want the most up to date Kindle. I’m amassing quite a collection of books and I plan to read every last one of them. They’ll probably bury me with the darn thing.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/
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“What I want every birthday, Pinky…giftcards to my bookstore and Amazon.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/
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“Another tattoo.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay
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“You know, I love simple things. Basic, practical things that I can use and re-use until it’s worn and old. This year, I’m dropping hints about a new monitor. I think this one is about to pack it in.”

– T. K. Toppin
Website/Blog: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com
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“A real working Millennium Falcon, complete with Wookie co-pilot.”

– Jaleta Clegg
Website: www.jaletac.com
Blog: http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com
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“The knowledge that I’ve released at least one (hopefully) two new books.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com
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“Last year, I had a quilt made for me—picked out the fabrics/block design/quilting design—for a bed warmer and matching bolster pillow (a narrow throw that goes across the foot of the bed.) This year, I want to do something else quilted—but I’m not sure.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com
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“I want the person I love to propose to me. (Is that asking too much? My birthday’s near Yule/Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice: the season of miracles and everything!)”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com
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“I want sales for my birthday this year! I’m preparing to submit book two and want the readers to enjoy my characters as much as I do. So, yeah…I want sales!”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com
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“Ten million dollars.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20
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“I’d like the house my husband I and I are having built to be finished EARLY.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com
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“World peace (these are questions for beauty contests, right?). LOL. Okay, if I can’t have that, I’d like a trip to Washington State’s San Juan Islands because it’s my favorite place on earth.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/
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Oh, Jaleta, now I want a Millennium Falcon too! Think they go for more than $10 million, Clancy? Hopefully everybody will get their birthday wishes.

A final big thank you to all the authors who participated. You gals are terrific. I know my approach to interviewing guest authors was unique (Oddball? Who said oddball? I heard that!), but you really came through. I hope you had as much fun as I did. You’re all winners!

A Pageant of Authors – Q7 & Q8

“Just imagine that she’s me and there’s something you wanna know, but I don’t wanna talk about it. What would you do?”

“You want me to beat it out of her?”

– Miss Congeniality

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Question #7: Which word do you not like to hear at all? Why?  The responses to this one were really interesting. Overall, the verdict is that writers don’t like C-words. There’s more than one C-word we hate, though.

“That four-letter C-word applied to women and their genitals. I know it’s frequently used in erotic romance today, but I’ve heard it more often as an insult to women, so it has a bad connotation for me. That’s why you’ll never see it in my work. I don’t judge others for using it, but that’s my bugaboo.”

– Allie Ritch

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“C*nt is the most derogatory word I can think of. I hate hearing it and seeing it in a book, makes me throw the book at the wall. I HATE it.”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog

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“There is one bad ‘c’ word that I just hate, hate, hate. It’s demeaning and distasteful.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: http://www.pamlabud.net

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“Um, I can’t even TYPE it, I find it so offensive. It’s a nasty, slang term for a female body part.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“‘Can’t’ is such a nasty word. Think positive and ‘TRY’!”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com

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“‘Can’t’  I hate it when people say can’t, because if you think you can’t, you’re right. So much of what we do is mental. If you think you can, then you’ll most likely find a way.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/

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“Can’t. It limits you.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K

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“Can’t, ‘cause you usually can.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“‘Try’ or any version (tried, trying).”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“Should…oh boy, I say it enough in my head, but really, should I take that word seriously?”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“I hate the word no. When I hear it, I black out and wake up in a pile of drool and chocolate wrappers. LOL I really hate the word no. It is so final. And in my philosophy there are only two sure things—death and taxes. No means that there are no other options. That goes against my dogmatic nature. But I believe in that finality, it would make me not want to try. No is a bad word… unless it is used in some situations when someone is impugning your personal rights. Then scream no to the rafters.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/

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“‘No.’ Because usually that means I’m not going to get something I want.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

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“Sorry (we’re out of ice cream.) Oops, that’s more than one word.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/

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“‘Discoverability.’ I hear it all the time. It’s awkward, jargon-y—and important.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“Can I have words instead? I hate the phrase, ‘You need to understand that…’ They use it all the time on TV shows and it drives me insane. It’s such a controlling phrase. Why don’t they just say what it is they want the character to know?”

– Jaleta Clegg
Website: www.jaletac.com
Blog: http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com

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“Gay, but only in a negative context, such as ‘That’s so gay.’ It’s the equivalent of the ‘n’ word or disparaging someone’s intelligence. All names that name one group lower than others remind me strongly of the Holocaust.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“Faggot, because most of the time you hear it said by a homophobe, and someone who condemns another for loving who they love is not a person I want to know.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“Words are meant to communicate. Almost any word is acceptable if it’s used to convey something that’s not hateful or threatening. The words I object to, however, are ones I can barely manage to type here because they epitomize hatred to me on such a dark and dangerous level. The ‘n’ word, for one, and anything having to do with Nazism makes me sick to my stomach.”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“Besides words used as racial slurs, I like pretty much all words.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“Not sure. If I don’t like something I either turn away from it, take steps to change it, or investigate the reason why I don’t like it so I understand and can change it.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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Question #8: According to you, what is femininity?

“Hey, we all know from Kindergarten on that boys and girls are different. To me, femininity is not a stereotype or a constrained way of being, but it is that indefinable quality that unites our gender. Femininity can be soft or strong, nurturing or tough, dominant or submissive, but it will always have a different energy and flavor to it than masculinity.”

– Allie Ritch

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“Femininity is caring enough about yourself to be proud to be a woman and not want to be a man. I may want to be as physically strong as a man but that’s all. I like being a woman. I have the mental and emotional strength that men don’t have.”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog

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“Strength, Intelligence, sensuality, courage, cleverness, creativity and emotion.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K

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“Passion.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“Femininity is the rendering of your gender or sexuality in your actions and words. It’s different for everybody because each person sees their gender/sexuality as something different.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“Femininity is a way of relating to the world that rounds off the hard edges. It softens even as it strengthens. A woman can be tough, but if after she’s done kicking ass and taking names she enjoys reading a romance novel in the bath? She’s as feminine as they come!”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“Ack! That is a hard one to define. But for me, I guess femininity is the ability to accept and understand the part of me that is not the aggressor. Not to say femininity is weak or meek—I am a mother who has had to defend her children before and there is nothing weak about the way I went about it. More like the part of me that desires the calm and peace, the part that wants to be protected until I am ready to fight again, the part that knows and accepts my weaknesses and accepts they make up the facets of my femininity.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/

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“I believe femininity is when a woman has the self-confidence to feel sexy. No matter her age, size, or what she’s wearing, nothing is hotter or more feminine than when she gives her man a saucy smile.”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com

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“Being independent, strong and compassionate.”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“Femininity is not working to prove you’re not feminine for fear of being perceived as weak if you show a softer side.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/

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“Long answer: Quiet strength, strong touch with the inner female (compassionate, loving, understanding, patient, etc). Short answer: the opposite of me.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“It should mean being happy and confident in yourself as a woman and not being defined by your body size, shape, or someone’s unrealistic idea of beauty or behaviour.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“Ah, this is a good one. I didn’t realize what a big struggle I had with this until I wrote my SF series. The main character, Dace, grew up in a society where womanhood and anything associated with it meant second-class status, if that. Women were for creating the next generation of workers. When Dace escapes that world, she refutes anything that has to do with being female—she chops her hair short, wears baggy coveralls, and doesn’t have a clue how to handle a man being interested in her. Book 2, which will be coming out—I just got the contract signed, deals partly with her learning to be a little more feminine. I’ve had similar struggles, at least in my head. I love science and math and taking things apart. I’m a geek. I was voted an honorary guy by a group of male friends once and was very flattered by it. But as I grow older, I’ve come to terms with my female side. I’m still not big into makeup, hair, and shoes, but I’m happy with who I am these days.”

– Jaleta Clegg
Website: www.jaletac.com
Blog: http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com

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“Whatever it wants to be. Often there’s an XX chromosome involved, but not always.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“A confidence in yourself and sticking to what you want out of life. It includes knowing your strengths and weaknesses and being willing to ask for help when you need it.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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“Inner beauty, inner strength, a sense of humor, and the good grace to make everyone welcome.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“Anything pink? Just kidding. I’m with Leslie Feinberg on this one: it’s like masculinity: a narrow term which needs to be expanded. Or, failing that, it needs to be one term among dozens that women and men can use to describe themselves without fear.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“Oh, I love this question! Femininity is power! It’s the soft curve of a round hip, the smell of honeysuckle in a strand of hair, the way a woman looks down and to the left when she asks her hero to kiss her because he’s too nervous to offend her sensibilities. It’s the way crimson lipstick is left on the rim of a white coffee mug, the way direct eye contact tells him more than words ever could. It’s that precious moment when her ass sinks against the mattress and the gorgeous man presses his hips against her to enter her for the first time. Yeah, femininity kicks ass!”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com

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“An arcane concept meant for a binary world. Horribly outdated, often used for repression. The yoke of the man. Maybe I should change my answer to number 7, because this word is really pissing me off.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

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“Femininity is the expression of the softer, more giving side of humanity.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com

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“I think it’s embracing what it is to be female. It’s certainly the challenge we face in a gender separated world. We are equal to men, but we are still different. Our brains work different, we have more complicated thought processes. I think you can be a strong and smart woman and still be feminine. It’s also motherhood and sisterhood. It’s the ability to express one’s emotions and not being afraid to speak and listen. We are so much more than just the estrogen brigade.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net
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Fantastic answers, everybody. I think Pauline had one of the best definitions of femininity I’ve ever read, and Jaleta now has me super curious about her work.

Be sure to return for the last installment of interview questions. Whom do these authors identify with, and what are they looking forward to in the future? Find out next time.

A Pageant of Authors – Q5 & Q6

“I haven’t seen a walk like that since Jurassic Park!”

– Miss Congeniality

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Welcome again to my guest authors. Let’s get back to grilling them with some hardcore beauty pageant questions.

Question #5: What would you like to change in yourself and why?

“I’d like to change my body. I really hate my body but don’t hate it enough to do much about it. I’ve started exercising and that is helping, but I’d really like to wake up and have Raquel Welch’s body. Oops guess I dated myself there didn’t I. All right I’d like to wake up and have…um…Jennifer Lopez’s body. How’s that?”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog

“I’d like to be more organized.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K

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“I’d like to be able to do 30 chin ups – the reason’s obvious.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“I’m sure a lot of my fellow writers would disagree, but I really wish I was more productive. I’m an excellent time waster!”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“I’d like to become less critical of myself and my work so I can take more enjoyment in the process.”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“I would like to have a new back and a new knee. This pain thing can get out of control at times. It takes away from my goals of taking over the world one book at a time. LOL But I like the struggles I have been forced to fight my way through. They helped shape me into the person that I am today, and it took a lot of self discovery to learn to love myself, faults and all. If some painful event in my past changes, then I may not be the Stephanie Burke that I am today.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/

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“I’m at the stage in my life where I don’t want to change too much about myself. I’d rather learn to work with my strengths and weaknesses. I can be impulsive and curious about a lot of things. Sometimes I jump into things without really knowing what I’m doing! Like when I began writing a few years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into.  But I’m glad I was like the fool in the Tarot, just took a step off the cliff and never looked back!”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“I would give myself more patience. Why? Because I can be too impatient.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/

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“I don’t know if I’d change something. I’ve been trying hard to feel comfortable in my own skin and being okay with who I am. Well, maybe that is the ‘something’ I’d change…to be comfortable with myself.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“I wish I wouldn’t make snap judgments. I think it costs me sometimes.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“My purely lazy attitude. I live with a guy who wakes up at 5 to go exercise and kayak and . . . just writing it makes me exhausted.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“Become more fit mainly because my asthma bothers me less when I’m at a healthy weight and able to be physically active.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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“Sometimes I can be too negative.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“I judge myself too harshly, and in doing so I judge others the same way. I lose sleep, sometimes lose friends, and definitely lose the chance to smile more often all because I judge myself against impossible standards.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“I would change my obsessiveness over things I cannot change. I mull over things that are out of my control as if I actually have any control at all. I would definitely change that.”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com

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“I’d really like a faster metabolism and to have no ulcer. A faster metabolism, because then I could eat what I want and not worry about it. No ulcer because, well, that hurts a lot and makes me crabby. I assume you meant physically in myself, right? If not, I’d like to be a Time Lord.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

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“I would be more outgoing. I’m far less shy than I used to be, but parties are still a little uncomfortable (not that I go to many parties!).”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com

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“I would be way more organized. Why? I use more energy trying to stay focused on one thing at a time.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net

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“My lack of patience. I want whatever I want, and I want it right now.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/

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“I’m 5’4” so I wish to be taller. I’d love some long, killer legs.”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com

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Question #6: What do you think is the most important discovery of the last century? Why? There’s definitely a consensus on a few of these, and there are some more unique responses, too.

“Microwave ovens. They make life so much faster and easier. Microwave popcorn comes in a close second, followed by chocolate candies. And then there’s the neck basket. How did I ever get anything done without my neck basket?

There are so many discoveries in science, technology, exploration of the oceans and other planets, it would be hard to pick just one and say it’s the most important. All of them interconnect. Understanding one new discovery requires knowing about so many others.”

– Jaleta Clegg
Website: www.jaletac.com
Blog: http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com

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“The microwave. See question 5. No, the computer—I’m a cruddy typist. I’d write ‘the vibrator’ but it was actually invented in the 1800s.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“The Internet. It has completely changed people’s lives. Even those without a computer have had their lives changed, just in the way they shop and are offered products to buy.”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog

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“The Internet and penicillin and the pill. Sorry, couldn’t pick just one. The Internet because I can now satisfy every curious whim, penicillin because it saves lives, and the pill because it gives us women choices.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“I would have to say the internet. It bridged the gap between so many people who otherwise never would have connected. Suddenly people from all over the world discovered that there are people out there who are just like them.  Be it people uniting in geekdome to people who had kinks that they felt no one would understand, the internet has brought them together. It gave rise to small press as it is evolving today, to information that would never have been accessible before, to cultures and people from a world away. And of course, porn. (I had to say it). But like any innovation, it can be abused. We have to be smart when navigating the cyber world and not be drawn in by a lot of negative people and false information. But overall, the internet has improved our way of life dramatically.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/
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“The Internet because this has made people think globally as well as locally. It’s also a curse at times, but everything has its yin and yang side.”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“The internet. It connects people who would never have met, and allows anyone interaction no matter who they are or where.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“The most important discovery, I believe, is the internet. It has changed the way the world communicates and has opened the door for many communities and cultures to relate.”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com

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“The computer chip. Need I say more?”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/

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“Hands down, the computer and the internet. It changed the world. It led to ebooks, which opened up the publishing industry again.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com

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“Birth control pills because of the freedom it has given women to explore and express their sexuality.”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“Birth control. Without it, women could not truly be a viable, steady workforce.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“DNA. The use of that information has so many applications, both factual and fictional. It can do so much good if used appropriately.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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“Absolutely it’s the discovery of DNA and the advancement of medicine in general. Second, I’d pick the development of Computer technology and the internet. Kudos to those guys.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net

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“The automobile. I think the invention of the automobile has, more than any other invention, changed the way we live our lives.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“I still think Penicillin is the most important discover of the last century. It’ll be hard to beat that, not impossible but hard.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“Smart phones. I mean, really. Without the birth of smart phones, you wouldn’t have iPods, iPads, and whatever else that’s to come. Holding one of those devices makes you feel like you’re part of the future. I can’t wait to see what else comes along.”

– T. K. Toppin
Website/Blog: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com

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“Well, it’s a tossup between Velcro and Wet Wipes. Both for obvious reasons.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“Pasteurization, I guess. Or maybe the ability to split atoms. Electricity? I dunno, they’re all pretty good.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

A Pageant of Authors – Q3 & Q4

“Smilers wear a crown, losers wear a frown.”

– Victor Melling in Miss Congeniality

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And we’re back. Let’s find out more about our lovely pageant contestants…I mean scholarship candidates…no, wait, make that our wonderful romance authors and what they have to say about success and money. Thanks again to all of the writers for participating and for sharing their beautiful imaginations with readers. As for me, I just had to put my two cents in here and there. Hope you enjoy.

Question #3: How do you define success?

“Success is fulfilling your potential. It’s setting goals and reaching them, or at least knowing you gave it everything you had.”

– Allie Ritch

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“Reaching a level of achievement that is personally satisfying.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com

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“Success at what? Success is defined by what you’re trying to accomplish. Without knowing what we’re talking about, it’s hard to quantify. Conan the Barbarian once said, in his famous movie from 1982, that what is best in life is, ‘To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.’ I don’t know if that’s success, but it’s something I can get behind.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

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“Doing something interesting that you love and not starving.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“Success for me is a feeling I get when I accomplish what I set out to do and can still look at myself in the mirror with no negative emotions there. Or when I can finally afford to force my husband to retire and become my naked pool boy who waits on me hand and foot. His job is getting in the way of that. I guess when I can get him in those thongs and have him fan me while feeding me peeled grapes then I will consider myself successful. Believe me, I am still working hard to achieve that! I want him to do the dance of the pool boy for my amusement so badly! LOL”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/

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“I define success as being able to get up every day and do the thing I love. For me, that’s writing. But whatever it is a person loves to do, if they get to do it on a daily basis, they’re successful.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/

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“This is an interesting question and one I ponder from time to time. For me, success is being respected by my peers, and reader’s positive responses to my books. I have no way of knowing how my books are being received unless I hear from my readers, because reviews don’t always tell the tale. I don’t always define the success of my books by how many I sell. There are stories I’ve written that are close to my heart but aren’t my biggest sellers.”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“To me, success means knowing I have given my all. I may not always reach my goals, but I can be proud I tried my best.”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com

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“Success is the ability to call the shots. For me that would mean being able to write full time from the location of my choosing. I’m a travel nut, so exotic locals are definitely on the menu!”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“Success, to me, is when you are happy with your own accomplishments, however big or small they may seem to someone else.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“Success to me on a personal level is being happy, healthy, and in a loving relationship. On an author level, it’s steadily increasing my readership, finding readers who love my books, and making good royalties.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/

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“Making enough money to hire a full time housekeeper.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net

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“I measure how successful I am by how much joy is in my life.”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com

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“True success is finding balance between the three necessities of life: vocation, passion, and peace.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“Have I met my goals—short, mid and long term.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“Being able to do what you enjoy without feeling you need to compromise to make a living.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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“Usually unrelated to the outside world, my definition changes all the time, usually to adjust to whatever I’m doing. No need to feel like a failure after all. Sometimes it’s writing 10 pages a day, other days it’s getting out of bed. I also start any to-do list with a couple of things I’ve already done so I can cross them out and feel like I’ve accomplished something.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“For me, success is about being happy, content, comfortable and loving whatever it is that is making you happy.  You could have the most incredible job, get paid a gazillion dollars, but if you’re not happy about, content that you’re doing what you love, and comfortable doing it.  Then, what part of that is successful?  But like everything else, attaining it, is very hard work.”

– T. K. Toppin
Website/Blog: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com

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“Being happy with your achievements, however small they might seem to others.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“Happiness.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“Being happy.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K

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“Success for me it getting my book published and out there for people to read.  Extra success is when they like it enough to do a review for me.  I guess you could say I’m very successful.”

 – Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog
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Question #4: If you were given a dollar, what would you do with it?

“Put in my ‘change’ jar and save it for a rainy day.”

– Cara Bristol
Website: http://www.carabristol.com

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“Thank the person who gave it to me and put it in my wallet. I mean, it’s a dollar. That’s not exactly retiring in Mexico money.”

– Clancy Nacht
Website: http://clancynacht.com/
Amazon: http://astore.amazon.com/charlottesome-20

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“Give it to one of my kids.”

– A. R. Norris
Blog: http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/

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“Add it to the other dead presidents in my wallet! Right now I am full up of George Washington so this one will feel right at home with his three brothers. LOL I need all the money I can get to pay off my bills and maybe get my kids through college. Every dollar counts. Charity begins at home.”

– Stephanie Burke
Website/Blog: http://theflashcat.wordpress.com/

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“Find the best cup of coffee one dollar can buy.”

– Tarah Scott
Website: http://www.tarahscott.com/

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“I use my dollar bills for tips at the coffeehouse. The baristas deserve them for making such great cappuccinos!”

– Viki Lyn
Website: http://www.vikilyn.com
Blog: http://www.vikilynromance.blogspot.com

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“In the words of Bill Gates, ‘I’d spend it on PR.’”

– Casey Crow
Website: www.caseycrow.com

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“I’d probably try to figure out who lost it and give it back to them! Lol.”

– Tibby Armstrong
Website: http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com

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“One dollar? Buy a Twix bar. I really like Twix bars.”

– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

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“Buy a Lotto ticket.”

– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/

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“Right now? Save it for retirement.”

– Pam Labud/Leigh Curtis
Website: www.pamlabud.net
Website: www.leighcurtis.net

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“I would put that dollar toward a Diet Coke!”

– Pauline Allan
Website/Blog: www.paulineallan.com

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“Hold onto it until I have two more. With three dollars I can take paratransit to one more karate lesson.”

– Emily Carrington
Website: www.emilycarrington.com

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“Give it away—I use them for tips.”

– Lynn Lorenz
Website: www.lynnlorenz.com

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“Depends on where I am and if someone needs the dollar more than me.”

– Qwillia Rain
Website: www.authorqwilliarain.com
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com

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“Buy a cheap e-book on Amazon. Or give it to one of the guys hanging around Times Square.”

– Kate Rothwell/Summer Devon
Website: http://katerothwell.com
Website: http://summerdevon.com

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“Probably keep it. I have pat-rack tendencies.”

– T. K. Toppin
Website/Blog: http://www.tktoppin.blogspot.com

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“Give it to my children—we’re in the UK so we don’t see dollars very often.”

– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5054558.Pippa_Jay

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“Find a way to pay it forward.”

– Jianne Carlo
Website: www.jiannecarlo.com

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“I’d save it.”

– Selena Illyria
Website: www.selenaillyria.com
Amazon Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0075NG31K

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“Go to the dollar store and get paper to write on.”

– Cynthia Woolf
Website: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com
Blog: http://www.cynthiawoolf.com/blog

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“Fold it into a ring and wear it. And maybe use it to buy lunch. I work at a school, they’re still cheap. Wait, I’d need two dollars. Score! Two rings.”

– Jaleta Clegg
Website: www.jaletac.com
Blog: http://jaletaclegg.blogspot.com

One-liners (Part 2)

Can’t get enough? Welcome back for the rest of the one-liners from some of your favorite authors.

“Pray my lord have a care for our audience and greet my face, not my bosom.” – The Peacemaker by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“The bottomless pit he’d been expecting to open up at any moment and swallow him whole finally made its appearance.” – The Ice Prince by Jessica Freely

Website: http://www.jessicafreely.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/g-k/jessica-freely/the-ice-prince.html

“And I’ll bet when the midwife slapped your butt, you charged her with assault and battery.” – Liar’s Waltz by Becky Black

Website: http://beckyblack.wordpress.com/

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/becky-black/liar-s-waltz.html

“It would be if it wasn’t the famous Owen Quinlan remedy for punching a woman in the nose and having her collapse on the living room floor.” – The Dance by Kaye Spencer

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“Know you how long it takes to thread a needle?” – The Dragon Slayer by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“Being trapped in a lamp for twenty years at a time wasn’t as unpleasant as it sounded.” – Dragon Food by Emily Carrington

Website: http://www.emilycarrington.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/emily-carrington/dragon-food.html

“Leaping out of the maelstrom of churning black clouds, gray ghost cowboys came riding hard and fast after the phantom herd on wild‐eyed, fire-snorting horses.” – Gunslingers & Ghostriders by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“Might be I don’t fool around with my boots on, but sure as a hen dips snuff, I do the dirty with my hat on my head.” – Harrison Indiana Ford in Notorious in Nice by Jianne Carlo

Website: http://www.jiannecarlo.com

“Reloading with each descending step and disregarding the horrified stare of the clerk, Beau slapped the door open and mounted his horse.” – Lonely Places by Kaye Spencer writing as A.L. Debran

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“The genie rode with one forearm cocked on the door and his lamp dangling from the rearview mirror.” – Dragon Fire by Emily Carrington

Website: http://www.emilycarrington.com

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/a-f/emily-carrington/dragon-in-training-2-dragon-fire.html

“She wanted it so badly; wanted to reach out and grab her heart’s desire, but she was so very frightened to.” – Head Games by Cassandra Carr

Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com

Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/head-games

“The languid cadence of her cotton-soft southern drawl wafted in the air, embracing him with bittersweet memories of their last night together and the ring he hadn’t put on her finger.” – Gambling with Love by Kaye Spencer

Website: http://www.kayespencer.com

“All the trials and problems and joys and ecstasy that married people shared, he got to have.” – Golden Dancer by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Dancer-Dangerous-Dancers-Book-ebook/dp/B01DM27HGM/

“So this was what it felt like to have a soul. It was nice.” – Amaranth and Ash by Jessica Freely

Website: http://www.jessicafreely.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Amaranth-Ash-Jessica-Freely/dp/1607377411/

“Looking up into the beautiful blue and green eyes that she’d left everything for, she smiled. ‘Yes, my darlings. We are and always will be a package deal.'” – Genetic Attraction by Tara Lain

Website: http://www.taralain.com

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Attraction-Tara-Lain/dp/1623001404/

Thank you to all of the guest authors who participated in the one-liner blogs. I hope everyone had as much fun reading these as I did.