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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Guest Post by Shona Husk, author of Out of Time

What new adult romance is to me

New adult romance is a book about people in their late teens/early twenties finding their way. It’s that first step out of home, maybe going to college, maybe having to move back home. That time before the character gets their life together…or at least gets on the path to getting settled.

For each character that will be different. Some will join the military, some will be in the arts, some will be in college, some will work in retail, some will rush into a marriage.

Being independent can be liberating and nerve wracking. Some families will offer support others won’t. Friendships either flounder or strengthen depending on the paths taken.

This creates a different dynamic to a romance where the characters are even only a few years older, where they have a job (they might love it or hate it but that’s part of their story) a house or an apartment. They have a better sense of self.

When I write new adult I want the characters to be working who they are and what they want, at least in the short term. They are struggling with identity as well as day to day life and of course the desire to find a partner.

In the Face the Music series the four band members are trying to get a second album written and recorded, they haven’t made it big, yet. They want to keep trying, but are they all willing to keep going?

Mike is considering dropping out and going back to his electrical trade. Dan is worried that they won’t make it and his father will proved right—he is unemployable and will amount to nothing. The band is Ed’s dream but does he have more than one album in him? And Gemma sees the band as freedom and a way out of home.

Capturing the angst and the worries of these characters was sometimes challenging but always interesting. I loved giving them a HEA.

I hope you’ll follow the band on their way to success!


Out of Time
The fabulous New Adult series from Shona Husk continues: he wants to shut out the world; she wants to invite it in…

Mike Peterson has learned the hard way that the good really do die young. He and his mum only have each other, and now she’s losing her second battle with cancer. He wants to stay with her; she wants him to keep following his dreams. He doesn’t have long to decide and the rest of the band is waiting on him. Whatever choice he makes, he will lose.

Living at home has become impossible for Ava Brand. Her very religious, very traditional grandmother would like to see her married off to a nice Indian boy. But Ava wants to make her own choices. Meeting Mike gives her a chance to rebel.

What starts off as easy rapidly becomes complicated, as their problems expand and emotions bubble to the surface. Neither has time for complicated, as Ava’s family discovers her extra-curricular activities and Mike has to make incredibly hard choices. But love never waits for the perfect time, and Mike and Ava are going to have to decide if they’re playing for fun, or playing for keeps.


  

   


About the author:
Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.

With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Blitz: Shopping for a CEO by Julia Kent

Shopping for a CEO by Julia Kent 
(Shopping for a Billionaire, #7) 
Publication date: September 29th 2015 
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

I’m thrilled to be the maid of honor in my friend’s wedding, but the best man, Andrew McCormick, is a chauvinistic pig with a God complex.
And I can’t stop kissing him in closets.
(Don’t ask.)
He’s the brother of the groom and the CEO of my biggest mystery shopping account, but suddenly he’s refusing to be in the wedding. He won’t talk about it. Won’t see reason.
He’s such a man.
And he still won’t stop kissing me in random closets.
(Thank goodness.)
I’m a fixer. That’s what I do. I can fix anything if given the chance. But when the game is fixed there’s only so much I can do.
The ball’s in his court now.
Game on.
* * *
Shopping for a CEO is the 7th book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping series. When CEO Andrew McCormick and mystery shopper Amanda Harrington find themselves in the unlikely position as maid of honor and best man in the Boston society wedding of the year, an undeniable attraction and dual stubborn streaks add fuel to the fire in this romantic comedy from Julia Kent.



  


AUTHOR BIO:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent turned to writing contemporary romance after deciding that life is too short not to have fun. She writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Top 10 Writing Inspirations by Inglath Cooper Plus Giveaway

Top 10 Writing Inspirations
1. Luke Bryan.
2. Rescue dogs.
3. Second chance love.
4. Italy.
5. Great books.
6. Riveting TV series - Homeland, The Killing, Ray Donovan.
7. My husband.
8. The desire to tell a better story with each book.
9. The hope of continuing to please my readers.

10. Making my mama proud of me.


Ready to Reach by Inglath Cooper 
(Nashville #1) 
Publication date: October 4th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.
New Adult Romance where “the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you.”


AUTHOR BIO:
RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.

Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.

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Cover Reveal: Redemption by Alla Kar

Redemption by Alla Kar 
(Huntsville #1) 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

His second chance may cost him his sweetest addiction …
The truth about NEVEAH’S cheating fiancée hit hard—but not as hard as her right hook to his jaw. After ridding herself of him she travels back home to Huntsville, Texas to her father and his boxing gym where she grew up. When she finds a beaten man in the woods beside her home, her entire life changes and things get—complicated.
Ex-con RAGE only wants two things—for the man that set him up to release his sister, and for him to burn in Hell where he belongs. After being released from prison, he heads straight to the man that put him there, only to be beaten and tossed in the woods for dead. When he’s found by the most beautiful girl he’s ever met, he knows he’ll have a chance to rescue his sister even though she doesn’t realize she needs saving.
Neveah and her father, nurse Rage back to heath, offer him a job at their gym and quickly find out that he’s amazing in the ring. Without them knowing who he is, he knows he’s been given a second chance to live his life. The only condition is that he has to stay away from Neveah, which is a promise he soon realizes is hard to keep. The feisty southern beauty normally gets what she wants, and Rage wants to give her everything.
With the truth lurking in the shadows, Rage must decide if his sweetest addiction is worth giving up his second chance.



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AUTHOR BIO:

My name is Alla Kar. I live in the deep south with my fiancé and Chihuahua. I love to write about alpha males, southern gentlemen and swoon-worthy men! :)

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Guest Post by Tellulah Darling, author of Get Real

I'm over-the-moon to have Tellulah Darling, author of the upcoming novel Get Real, take over the blog today. But first a little bit about her new book. 
Get Real is a romantic comedy, urban fantasy whirlwind with sass, sex, and swoon, set in the world of “Cadabras"–humans with magical powers.

Francesca Bellafiore is a good Jewish girl, living up to family expectations that she use her magic to heal others. Underneath, she’s a wannabe badass with her heart set on becoming a detective and solving magical crimes. But nice girls don't disappoint their moms.

Party boy Rafael Muñoz does everything possible to publicly disappoint his high profile father. Privately, it's a different story. His carefully crafted bad boy reputation masks the fact he’s a master illusionist, forced into solo covert ops. The role is wearing thin and Rafael longs to be part of a team.

When Francesca meets Rafael at a friend's party, she's taken by the sexy stranger. Until he speaks. Beautiful plumage doesn't compensate for spectacular ego. Rafael finds Francesca's sweetness a turn-on. For about five minutes. Judgmental golden girls are more trouble than they're worth. Then a terrified girl with reality warping powers, locked and loaded on their destruction, whisks the pair to Manhattan. Francesca and Rafael are caught in a web of magic, minions, secrets, and enough sexual tension to power NYC. Desperate to prove themselves, their only chance to save the city and survive is to team up, trust each other–and maybe even fall in love.

Provided they don't kill each other first.
 




Guest Post
Hang on. You mean I wasn’t supposed to put sex in a YA romcom? Aww, man...

As someone making the jump from YA to NA 
author, I’ve been doing a lot of chatting about what new adult actually is. Inevitably, I am met with one of three reactions:

1) That’s like YA with sex, right?
2) *blank stare*
3) Isn’t that just a BS marketing label?

Confession time. I’ve actually had all three of
those reactions at one point or another. But my decision to write and market my latest romantic comedy Get Real as new adult wasn’t one I took lightly.

For me, YA is all about the high school years. 
That 13-18 age range where we’re generally still under parental control and stuck in a very unnatural environment of being grouped by age. YA speaks to the specific concerns of “Who am I?”, “How do I stand out?”, “How do I not stand out too much?”, and most awesomely “I’m in love for the first time! lalalalala”. Teen passion has a beautiful hilarious awkwardness to it. Not so much for my poor deluded characters, but you know, for the rest of us on the outside.

Once we graduate, leave those high school
walls, we’re looking forward. Thinking about what it means to be an adult, with all the challenges and heady freedoms involved. And yes, that includes sexual experimentation at a whole other level. Probably. Though, if it was just about sex, I wouldn’t have bothered to write NA. It’s about thematic concerns. YA wouldn’t have been an honest fit for what my characters are facing, but calling it an adult romantic comedy didn’t work either. Because they’re not yet adults. That’s the point of the journey – figuring out on what terms to start their adult lives, and how that impacts being in love.

I italicized that last bit because
it’s at the heart of things. *insert pun groan here* I write romantic comedy (with some fantasy adventure bits). New Adult provides a very specific lens and POV where love is concerned. Maybe my characters have only had that one sweet other. Maybe they tore their way through their high school roster. Whatever the experience, it’s formed them, up to a point. The clay hasn’t hardened fully. Now I get to come along and set them in a hilariously painful way. How great is that for me as an author? (And hopefully fun for you as a reader.)

I’m super excited to keep exploring this brave
new world of new adult and I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Do you read NA?

xo


Tellulah

Don't forget to add Get Real to your TBR list!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Guest Post by Donna Figueroa, author of Fall Again: Beginnings

I'm thrilled to welcome Donna Figueroa today, but before Donna takes over, here's a little bit about her book. And don't forget to check out the excerpt below! 


About the Book:What if you were to meet the perfect person - your best friend, soul mate and the great love of your life - but at the wrong time? That question is at the heart of Fall Again, a contemporary romantic series about two working actors set against the backdrop of New York, Los Angeles and points in-between.

In Beginnings you’ll meet Marc & Lauren in the optimistic New York City of the late 1980’s. Marc and Lauren meet when they are very young and building careers as professional actors in New York. Despite an obvious attraction, decorum dictates that their relationship remain platonic.

Over time Marc and Lauren find themselves struggling to maintain the façade of being just friends to those around them, as well as to each other. Regardless of their best efforts to remain friends Marc and Lauren fall in love.

Guest Post: It’s what I do

One of my first professional writing jobs was a play I wrote for the Indianapolis Fringe Festival where my husband Tony and I performed together. One evening, we joined another married couple for dinner; performers who also had a show in the festival.
Christian and Catalina amazed audiences with magic and telepathy, while our show was based on our marriage and living in Hollywood.
Catalina proposed our next show. “You should do a show about your experiences as actors in Hollywood! People will find it fascinating.”
This sounded strange. “But it’s not fascinating! It’s just what we do.”
Catalina disagreed. “Not to people outside of the industry who are dying to know about the real Hollywood! I’ve enjoyed listening to your stories and others would too!”
Hollywood is a city, an industry and a state of mind. For me, it’s also home.
I never wrote that show, but never forgot Catalina’s words.
When I began to write Fall Again, I focused on bringing the tortured romance of Marc and Lauren to life. But remember, this is also a story about the lives of working actors.  I soon found myself thinking about my own experiences in the industry along with experiences of my fellow actors. Many of these events found their way into my manuscript and became elements in the careers of the actors in Fall Again.
When we first meet Lauren Phillips, she’s just completed her first day of work on a network soap, the fictional Clayton’s Crossing. For years, daytime dramas provided work and on the job training for many actors. My first job on network television was on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. Like Lauren, I was nervous…especially when I learned that my scene was with Genie Francis, formerly Laura Spencer on General Hospital, and soap opera royalty! This was Genie’s first day as reporter Diana Colville. She comes to Salem’s University Hospital searching for someone who can identify a person in a photograph and approaches the nurse at the desk…me! I had five lines of dialogue that day. Ten days later I was back on set, and would return to DOOL regularly as Nurse Evelyn for ten years.
Lauren will eventually book a job as a guest star on a sitcom. The event was inspired by my own appearance on The Robert Guillaume Show. Yes, I was thrilled when I booked the job and loved working with Robert. But for me this was just another job; it’s what I do.   For every amazing day in an actor’s career, there are ten or more ordinary days.
 As an actor, I’m not always in control. But as a writer I’m in complete control! In Fall Again I’ve created a world that provides a realistic glimpse into the lives of working actors.  Hopefully I’ve dispelled some misconceptions of my profession while telling Marc and Lauren’s love story. I want my readers to experience the triumphs and heartbreaks throughout my character’s careers, and most importantly, enjoy their journeys!

Excerpt
He heard her quick light footsteps coming up the three flights of stairs before she finally came into view on the landing at the bottom of last flight of stairs. 
As Lauren Phillips turned the corner she looked up at Marc and stopped, seeming surprised. “Marc?”
Marc responded as he took notice of the striking woman at the bottom of the stairs. “Yeah.”
 An expression of pleasant recognition crossed her face. “Oh my God… Marc Guiro! I didn’t realize that Mel’s friend Marc… was you!” She confidently bounded up the last flight of stairs seeming very happy to see him.
But Marc was confused.  This girl appeared to know him, but as far as he knew he had never laid eyes on her.
Lauren quickly realized this. “I’m Lauren Phillips. I went to NYU and we lived in Weisman Hall at the same time the last two years you were in school.  We were in different towers but I saw you in the cafeteria and in the laundry room from time to time.  You were two years ahead of me… but we were in a dance class together one semester.”
Marc looked at her closely. “I only took two dance classes while I was at NYU.” He continued to look at her blankly.
Lauren tried not to take this personally and attempted to play off the situation with humor.  “Well whichever class you’re thinking of now… I was probably in the other one.” 
Lauren flashed a cool controlled smile at Marc as Mel came into the hallway.
“Lauren…you made it!” 
Lauren ran to her roommate giving her a big hug. “Thank you for today!  It was wonderful!”
 Mel didn’t want to take credit for booking Lauren on her show.  Casting liked her look and personality.  All she had done was to deliver Lauren’s photograph and resume to the Clayton’s Crossing’s casting department. “No, Lauren that was all you.  I just gave casting your photograph.  Once they called you in for your interview I was out of it.”
 Lauren was suddenly aware that she was ignoring Marc and looked back towards him.
“Mel got me a day of background work on Clayton’s Crossing today!” Her excitement was getting the best of her.
“So I’ve heard.  That’s great!  Why don’t you both come inside?”
 Marc ushered them both into the apartment while still questioning himself.  Had he ever met this girl?  He would have remembered.
Lauren was attractive.  She had deep set dark brown eyes and dark hair which she was wearing pulled back into a perfect lose ponytail.  He could see that she was wearing a lot of makeup, but she would be after a day on set. The makeup only enhanced her high cheekbones and smooth skin.  She was dressed nicely in a gauzy long Indian skirt and blouse that she wore belted which showed off a tiny waist. She was slender.  Over her shoulder she carried a large tobacco colored leather satchel. 
But Marc found himself looking beyond her physical appearance.  She had what some might call a sparkling personality, not to mention a bright and wonderful smile. Lauren’s energy was contagious. When she came up the last flight of steps toward him, it was as if someone had turned on an incredibly bright light.
Bio
Donna Figueroa is an actor and writer living and working in Los Angeles CA.  She has worked on stage and on the big and small screens. Her credits include appearances on several daytime dramas, voiceovers for animation, commercials and industrial projects, and several television commercials.
She is a producer and storyteller at The Story Salon, Los Angeles’s longest running storytelling venue where she has written, performed and developed 3 one person shows.
Donna considers herself an athletic shopper always in search of the ultimate bargain.
She lives in Hollywood with her husband writer/comedian Tony Figueroa, and their three neurotic cats.

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Cover Reveal: Wrong by Jana Aston

Wrong by Jana Aston 
Publication date: October 7th 2015 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
  

Synopsis:
I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor.  Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?
Wrong is a full-length, standalone novel by Jana Aston






Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Blitz: Hidden Scars by Amanda K. Byrne

Hidden Scars by Amanda K. Byrne 
(Hidden Scars, #1) 
Publication date: September 22nd 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:
Sometimes the past won’t stay where it belongs.
Sara’s number one rule of dating: closed off, secretive men need not apply. Years of therapy helped her move past the damage done by her emotionally abusive boyfriend, and she’s ready to date again. Someone funny, laid back, and easy to talk to. All things her coworker Taylor isn’t.
Taylor’s quiet. Too quiet. He operates in permanent stealth mode, and he hides his secrets as well as Sara does. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him, but after a night spent in a hotel room together, trapped by a blizzard, she can’t deny there’s a fire-hot connection between them, waiting to ignite. Their working relationship inches closer and closer to friendship, until one day she gathers her courage and kisses him.
It’s the match Taylor was waiting for.
What starts as a sweet, fumbling friendship quickly becomes a passionate and intense affair. Just when Sara’s starting to feel safe in Taylor’s arms, his secrets come out, and she wonders if she’ll ever be able to stop looking over her shoulder.


   



AUTHOR BIO:
When she’s not plotting ways to sneak her latest shoe purchase past her partner, Amanda writes sexy, snarky romance and urban fantasy. She likes her heroines smart and unafraid to make mistakes, and her heroes strong enough to take them on.

If she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking hot chocolate, and trying not to destroy her house with her newest DIY project. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and no, it really doesn’t rain that much.

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Cover Reveal: The Finale by KaSonndra Leigh

The Finale by KaSonndra Leigh 
(A Musical Interlude #4) 
Publication date: October 18th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

After surviving a brutal spider attack, Erin Angelo finds herself questioning the life she’s about to embark on with her fiance, Alek Dostov, a child prodigy and former Russian gang member. Yet, there’s no denying she’s completely and totally in love with Alek and will do whatever she can to help him finally escape his past misgivings.
From the moment fate brought Erin Angelo into his life on one painful day in her hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, Alek has been haunted by and maybe even obsessed with the girl with the sad brown eyes, the woman who has finally managed to turn him away from a life of violence and organized crime.
Yet the man known as the Widow and his sidekick the Phoenix, the men responsible for recruiting Alek, have kidnapped his mother. And there’s only one way to get her back. Alek must return to the Siberian crime scene and call on some of the darkest people from his past, dragging Erin deeper into the shadowy world he left behind and testing the love they share as never before.
Will Alek be able to resist the pull of his past and move on with Erin? Or will returning to the Siberian crime scene destroy everything the couple has fought to overcome?
The Finale is the explosive conclusion to the Internationally Bestselling Musical Interlude Series.


AUTHOR BIO:
KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to write about people of all ages doing fantastical things in magical worlds.

She loves to play CLUE, Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Ember Leigh, author of Carlos & Casey and When In Rome

I'm thrilled to have Ember Leigh stop by today to chat about researching novels. First a little bit about Ember and where to find her online:

Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides in South America with her Argentinean partner, a detail she uses to justify her Bachelor's degree in Latin American Literature. In addition to romance novels, she also writes travel articles, maintains three blogs, and continually attempts to complete a mildly-gripping short story. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, travels the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

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Guest Post by Ember Leigh

Good research is the difference between a character spending a believable humid summer in Ohio and a laughable trip to the oceanfront resorts of Cleveland. Writing research matters, and we all know this…yet, sometimes, the muse wants us to get the draft written before we’ve done our due diligence. Here are some research tips for those in the middle of a work-in-progress, culled from my own recent blunders and mishaps.
1. Remember the children in your scenes. I submitted one of my forthcoming novels, The Last Resort, to a critique group and nearly every single reader had the same complaint: “Does your main character have a miracle baby, or is that kid drugged?” The baby in that story never cried once in my first draft. In fact, I hadn’t even realized that the baby was basically sleeping in every single scene, or eating calmly with the protagonist without messing up even a single shirt. How is such a thing possible? A little mixture of author oversight and childlessness can add up to a pretty glaring research error. My subsequent drafts had more appropriate child-related events, such as dinner disasters, fussy fits, and plenty of cutesy giggles and bonding time…aided by asking my with-child friends plenty of age-specific questions about feeding, bathing and night time routines, as well.
2. Google Translate doesn’t actually speak any language fluently. Now that I am fluent in two languages, I can see first-hand the pitfalls of using online translators. It’s immediately obvious when people ask me to edit or check their work from Spanish into English if they’ve used a machine translator. There are so many nuances to language, and if your novel or story calls for a different language at some point, you better be sure to research it thoroughly—from a fluent or native person directly. Otherwise, you can say some pretty hilarious things without meaning to. In my latest addition to the short story series, my main character Alexandra hooks up with a sexy Italian guy outside of the Coliseum. I avoided using long strings of Italian in the piece for this exact reason: because if I were to defer to an online translator, the Italian hero would have undoubtedly been whispering something along the lines of, “Your buttocks are attractive” instead of a sexier “I love your ass”.  And if a reader knows Italian and picks up on that…well, the sexiness goes down a few notches.
3. Check maps.  My short story series, Erotic Destinations, features different characters in all corners of the globe. And while I’ve been to a lot of places that are included in the series, I haven’t been to all of them. So that means double-checking country borders, regional topography, and the names of lakes/rivers/oceans is of the utmost importance…because there’s nothing as embarrassing as referring to the ocean when it should be a gulf (I’ve done this), or confusing the capitals of two countries (also have done this) just because you forgot to do your homework.

CARLOS & CASEY
Join two ex-lovers, four years after their last romp. When a work trip brings Casey back into Carlos’ territory, she knows she’d have him right there in the airport parking lot. But Carlos doesn’t seem so eager. Unsure of herself post-divorce, Casey knows only one thing: she wants this man as much as she did the last time she saw him. And she’s more than ready to relive every saucy adventure they had together. Can the sparks be salvaged, or has time left them behind?



WHEN IN ROME:
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do”…right? Alexandra is a travel junkie and foreign air aficionado. When she finally decides to do Rome, she never thought it would involve a hot Italian, too. What’s a girl to do when a desire to see the world and instant lust collide in the middle of one of the most popular touristic destinations in the world? Just DO the Roman!



TURKISH DELIGHT:  All the female staffers go wild for Kadir when he arrives in the USA to compete in a reality dance competition. A Turkish soap opera star with eyes that could melt snow, he’s got the women clawing for his attention— except Jenna. She wants no part of the hullabaloo. Though she can’t help wondering if tasting this sexy Turkish Delight might be worth bending the rules a little...


Excerpt:
Kadir emerged from behind the curtain of his dressing room in a skintight black suit with a startling array of bright blue sequins. It was like a futuristic space suit mated with the gaudiest of show tunes. He grimaced as her gaze fell on his costume.
“I can’t wear this on stage,” he said, sneaking a glance in the mirror. “I’ve never worn something so overtly gay.”
Jenna bit her lip as she looked him up and down. He was right, the costume was laughable. Though it might look spectacular under the lights and grandeur of the stage, up close it was a hilarious mess.
But it wasn’t all bad. Kadir was sculpted, a fact that wouldn’t go away no matter how much she tried to dodge the issue. And it seemed every way she turned, his biceps or an errant brush of his hands was waiting for her, tugging at her resolve.
It didn’t help that his cock was perfectly showcased in this get-up, caressed by the strange black satin in a way that made it impossible to look away. She cleared her throat, working hard to keep her face neutral and breathing even. He must be huge under there. Probably bigger than her favorite vibrator, the one she’d been using over the past few days as she entertained lurid fantasies about him.
“It’ll look great for the cameras,” was all she said. And every woman in America will be dying to put your dick in their mouths.
He watched her, a strange smile on his face. Without a word, he kicked the door closed behind her. “Can you help me out of it?” His dark eyes gleamed with mischief.
She jerked her head into a nod. “Of course. That’s what I’m here for.” And if you need me to touch any parts of your body, or use my lips in any fashion, please let me know.
He turned around. The wide expanse of his back still commanded her attention despite the glittering array of sequins. She reached for the zipper, tugged it down the length of his back. It stopped just above his ass, and the unexpected glimpse of his ass crack made her heart flutter. No underwear. None at all. His butt looked smooth, unexpectedly white, and even more round and firm-looking from inches away than all the distant gazing of recent times had suggested.
He faced her, grinning like a devil. He pulled his arms out of the costume, revealing a wide, fair chest dotted with dark hair. Her gaze followed the fabric as he removed the clothes— two dime-sized nipples, a pleasant convergence of chest hair into a happy trail, washboard abs.
Kadir paused when the costume was at his hips. “I can keep going, if you’d like.”
The moment hung heavy and confused before clarity burst through like sun after a rainstorm. “Yes. Please.”