Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Challenge from guest author Kim Headlee #fantasy #regency #romantic

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TITLE – The Challenge SERIES – The Dragon's Dove Chronicles AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee GENRE – Historical Fantasy w/Romantic Elements PUBLICATION DATE – 7/14/2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 24 pages/6K words PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press COVER ARTIST – Natasha Brown

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The gauntlet is thrown. One must die. Refusal is not an option.
Arthur the High King of Breatein has fallen captive of a longtime enemy, the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla, who lusts to avenge the death of her betrothed at Gyan’s hands and will stop at nothing, even the black arts, to achieve her goal. Because Gyan and Arthur have grown estranged, she fears that Arthur may side with Camilla and make her his new queen.
To meet Camilla’s challenge, Gyan must face all her demons—public as well as private.
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The Challenge - Teaser 
With a shudder Gyan recalled the rumor that Camilla had enlisted demonic aid…
She banished those thoughts, and their attendant fears, by pondering the irony that Camilla had tried to strike at her through Arthur. It might have worked, once.
The passion that had colored the early years of their marriage was still celebrated in song throughout Breatein and Caledon.
These days, she wasn’t singing.

The Challenge - Graphic Novel Teaser (color) - Art Work by (c)2015 by Wendy CareyGRAPHIC ARTWORK – © 2015 by Wendy Carey


Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Mornings Journey - Author PhotoKim is a Seattle native and a direct descendant of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels clamoring for attention. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin, ISBN 0373771347).
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Susan Squires tours with 'Time for Eternity' #PNR #Regency


TITLE – Time For Eternity SERIES – The DaVinci Time Travel Series, Book 1 AUTHOR – Susan Squires GENRE – Regency Paranormal Romance PUBLICATION DATE – October 27th, 2015 LENGTH  – 384 pages PUBLISHER – Independent COVER ARTIST – Rebecca Poole, Dreams2Media

Desire and destiny collide in this novel—first in a stunning new series—from New York Times Bestselling author Susan Squires.
Tempted by Fate
Once, Frankie Suchet loved Henri Foucault—and it cost her everything. For two centuries, she has cursed the French duke who gave her his blood and then disappeared forever. Today, this sexy vampire is a bartender living in San Francisco. And Frankie has been granted the chance to go back in time…to kill the man who made her what she is. But becoming “Françoise” again means losing all memory of the risk Henri poses to her future…and her heart.
 Seduced by Danger
France, 1794. The Reign of Terror is in full swing. From the first, Henri is an enigma, saving Françoise from an angry Parisian mob. Drawn to his seductive vitality, Françoise discovers there is much more to him than she once knew. Henri’s devotion to rescuing innocents from the guillotine is his sole passion—until he encounters Françoise’s intoxicating blend of innocence and experience. And as their attraction explodes into dangerous desire, the only way to save each other may be to sacrifice their timeless love…


She drifted closer to the edge of the crowd, drawn by him. She must harden her heart to match his, and commit a sin in the eyes of God and man. He would lose a few months of living. She would live again.
“What have we here?” he murmured. She heard him clearly with the vampire hearing he had bequeathed her. The curve of his lip was all insouciant condescension. He strolled forward, surveying the mob.
“Monsieur, surely you will help us!”
Frankie turned at the sound of her own voice. She gasped. There she stood, the she who had been, Françoise Suchet, not Frankie, her face a mask of innocence in distress, a gendarme holding each elbow. It was a face Frankie still saw in the mirror each day, streaked with soot her blond hair glowed copper in the red light of the flames licking out the windows above her. Frankie knew intellectually she hadn’t changed with all the years, but to know this face was not a mirror image but one that lived two hundred years ago shook her sanity.
Françoise strained toward Henri in supplication. Foolish girl. The last thing she needed was Henri Foucault. That way lay vampirism.
Then the young Françoise stilled. Her head turned slowly. Her eyes locked with Frankie’s and widened.
Frankie couldn’t get her breath. Françoise seemed to grow nearer, even as the crowd behind her receded. Frankie dropped her bag, gasping, and bent over, grabbing her belly against the pain there. This was bad. Really bad. She should never have met herself. She felt like she was breaking up. A shriek escaped her. All thoes time travel books were right, she thought.
And then she was hurtling toward Françoise. She felt herself disintegrating into a mist. Then nothing.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Garnet's Queen excerpt from guest author Chelsea O'Neal and a #giveaway @ChelCOneal


TITLE – Garnet’s Queen SERIES – Angel Crest Trilogy Book 3 AUTHOR – Chelsea O’Neal GENRE – Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance PUBLICATION DATE – September 24, 2015 LENGTH – 146 pages PUBLISHER – Mirador Publishing COVER ARTIST – Cover Design by Melody Simmons

War has come to the castle in Garnet City. With Daniah’s fate hanging in the balance, the close group of Zoku must come together and overpower the resistance, as well as protect the humans.
Lives will forever be altered. Secrets are revealed. One person must decide whether to continue on the path of destruction or follow the Everlasting, while another learns she can be more than she ever had the opportunity to be.
As the Zoku army fights back against the evil Devlo, they turn to their faith, and rely on strength, hope, and love. But, will this be enough? Can they overcome Daniah’s missing presence, or will this be what evil needs to win, once and for all? The ultimate fight between good and evil will clash in this final chapter of the Angel Crest Trilogy.


I grin against her sudden gasp, and I suck her tongue into my mouth as I pump my finger in and out, making her body buck between my body and the wall behind her. Her thighs are gripping my hips, and her fingers claw at my back. I feel powerful as my fingers slide through her moisture easily. “I need to touch you, I need to feel you.” The need in her voice is obvious as she pants, I reach down and grasp her ass as I pull my fingers out to torment her, flicking her nub, knowing how hot she is getting, I need to please her. “Oh!” Cord’s body tenses, but I pull back, I need her with me, and I need her mindless with passion. Her eyes, glazed and heavy lidded, meet mine, and I grin as I turn us and shut the door we were standing next to, she reaches over and locks it. I move us over to a table and lean forward so her back makes contact. She wastes no time pulling my shirt off and is working on my pants before I have either of my shoes kicked off. I unfasten her shorts and yank them down, as she pulls on my pants. I step back and drop my jeans, stepping out of them, and pull Cord to the edge of the table. With no hesitation, I slide into her, her back arches and I have to taste her again. I lean forward and lick her nipple, watching as it beads. Cord reaches around me, grabbing my ass and pulling me closer. “Make love to me. Now.” Her gaze is direct and intense, and the love I have for her swamps me. I lean forward and kiss her while I start pumping in and out of her, I reach down and finger her nub. Hearing her muffled plea for more. I lean back and pull her thighs up so I can thrust forward harder, her husky moans spurring me on to move faster. “You are beautiful.” She is, looking at her gorgeous body splayed before me, gripping my cock, making my heart beat hard, I can’t help but voice the truth. Her moan is thanks enough, and I feel her squeeze around my cock. I pump fast, then reach around and use my thumb to press and rub her nub. Her body bows even more as I feel her orgasm squeeze my cock harder and her juices drench me, and I can’t hold back any more as my whole body tenses. I feel the sweetest relief pour through me. Panting, I lean forward and rest my forehead against hers. “I love you so much,” I whisper against her lips, and she smiles sleepily.


Chelsea O'Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals who talk back and taking long walks with her prince charming.
Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn't spoken actual words to her but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her prince charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working as a youth librarian. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Chelsea has written 3 novels and a novella, she is working on her next book now.


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Want to buy your #romance books from All Romance? An alternative to Amazon and not just romance on this site.

Continuing the series of posts about buying your eBooks from venues other than Amazon.

Registration is free. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or PayPal 

This site is so easy.
You browse or search if you know an author name or book you want , drop the book in your cart and pay. Then the books are immediately available for download in your library.
You can choose the file type you want (as long as a publisher has provided them) mobi for Kindle, PDF, Epub, Html.
There's a loyalty program, buy 10 get one free and there are loads of free reads from various publishers. These are real books, complete stories for the most part, often by bestselling romance authors.
All books are rated with flames so that you know just how hot a romance you are buying.
All Romance often have discounts and sales so you can stock up for your vacation and weekend reading.
All Romance have a detailed information page where you can find answers to all your questions.

If you're feeling short of funds there's a list of free books on the ARe Cafe 

Find my books on All Romance 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Want to use an alternative to amazon to buy your books? Today, how to buy books on #Smashwords

Today I'm posting the first in a set of how to collations that tell you how to use other places to buy your books.

 How to buy books on #Smashwords 
You can download files from Smashwords to read on 
  •  your personal computer
  •  Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  •  Kindle, Kindle Fire,
  •  Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo

Smashwords has so many free books that are new releases or in genres you  might not find on Amazon. There are also books from many small publishers, well known publishers and indies who enjoy the distribution process Smashwords offers.

As they say on the website, 

"Smashwords offers book lovers an opportunity to discover thousands of independently published ebooks. We offer affordably priced ebooks for immediate sampling, purchase and download. Most Smashwords books are readable on any e-reading device. One purchase and you gain access to multiple formats."
The first thing to do is register for a free account
When you register for a free account,  a private, permanent online library is created for you where you can conveniently access your purchased books in any of the many available ebook formats. An account also allows you to leave reviews and save money with Smashwords coupons (issued by the author/publisher).
 Two online readers allow you to sample books, and you can  download book samples in various ebook formats.

To buy a book:
At the top right of every book page is a shopping cart logo. Simply click on it to purchase the book and then enter your credit card information and follow the simple instructions.
Accessing the book: 
After you purchase a book, you'll receive an email confirming your purchase. Click on the Library link at the top of the screen, and scroll down to Purchased Books. Click on the book you want to read. This takes you to the book's page, where you can scroll down and download the ebook format that works best for you, or you can read online using the HTML or Javascript reader.
 How to download books to Kindle or Kindle Fire
You'll find links to all your purchased books in your Smashwords Library. There are two options for loading Smashwords ebook content to your Kindle or Kindle Fire:
1.  USB Connection.  Plug your Kindle into the USB slot (small rectangular slot) of your computer using the cable that came with your Kindle (the Kindle Fire doesn't come standard with the USB cable, so you'll need to obtain the cable separately, or, use the email option described in #2 below). When you attach your Kindle to your computer via the USB cable, it makes your Kindle appear as a hard drive on your computer. After you purchase the book, from the book's book page click to download the "Kindle" .MOBI format. Next, navigate to where you see the Kindle show up as a hard drive on your computer. Next, just drop the book's file (it should end in file name of .mobi) to the Kindle's "documents" folder. Then disconnect the Kindle from your computer and the book will be ready to read. If you already downloaded the .MOBI file to your computer.
2.  Email the Ebook to Your Kindle Email Address:  For both first generation Kindles and the newest Kindle Fire, you can email your Smashwords .mobi files to your Kindle email address.  Amazon's support page provides complete details.   To email files to first generation Kindles (Kindles other than the Kindle Fire), click here:

Information collated from the Smashwords website 
Please follow these links to find other detailed information
Downloading to Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Downloading to the Kindle, Kindle Fire,
Downloading to the Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo
Read ebooks on your personal computer

If you are over 18 and read erotic romance I have to two free stories up on Smashwords. Epubs and Mobi files available.
Next Sunday , How to use All Romance for all kinds of readers