Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NEW RELEASE: In From The Cold by Taryn Kincaid

In her latest Sleepy Hollow 1Night Stand Story, Taryn Kincaid is going to bring you In From The Cold

I love the Sleepy Hollow books. From the characters to the steamy love scenes and the fact that Kincaid brings a whole new level of supernatural to paranormal romance. In From The Cold is no exception. Read on and you'll understand. 
Spook Raines is a burnt-out spy who doesn’t know he’s a fire demon with a twin in Sleepy Hollow.
Geneviève Mortimer is a will o' the wisp who hunts demons to ease the pain of her troubled past.
When Madame Eve brings them together for a torrid 1Night Stand, will they be able to come in from the cold at last?

Geneviève Mortimer crept down the quiet hotel hallway, careful to bank her glow…at least for the moment. She’d sensed the presence of a demon on the floor, but something seemed off about the male’s aura. A weird lack of evil, like an impenetrable force field surrounded his consciousness, his psyche. As if he thought he were…human.
Had he been brainwashed? Drugged? Raised by gypsies? By wolves? Wait. No. Scratch that last one. She didn’t get the were vibe at all with this one.
No matter, as a will o’the wisp and a POLO, Protector of the Legion of Shadows, tasked with watching over humankind and keeping the unwary safe from visitors from the demon realms to the human plane, she lured the black-souled to their demise. Going all shine-a-light and sparkly until the evil ones fell under her spell and followed her anywhere. She needed to find this guy. Pounce first, beam a little hypnotic wattage, ask questions later. Take him out before he did any harm. To humans, or innocents like her parents.
She sniffed. Getting warmer. Closer to the demon’s room. What would she find behind his door?
Ignoring the do not disturb sign, she jiggled the handle. Locked. But the absence of a key card wouldn’t be a problem for her, not with her brand of talent and the magick lock picks in her pocket. She got the door open in seconds and slinked into the room, masking her radiance, keeping to the shadows.
Holy shit. The scent of male arousal filled the air. Delicious, decadent, sublime. Total man candy, like nothing she’d ever smelled before. Calling to her sweet tooth. Her horny core. So intense, an ache blossomed between her legs. She closed her eyes and inhaled. Whoa. She could orgasm from the erotic scent of the guy alone. Was the dude going through breedspawn? Were all the rumors she’d heard of the full-on crazy, demon male mating phase more than myth? She’d sure never encountered anything as powerfully sexy as this.
Cripes. This sort of thing never happened to her. I’m a demon hunter, damn it. She remained professional always, despite her ditzy, scatterbrained reputation. Did her job. And did it well. She’d fooled even her closest friends, those who didn’t know about her role as a POLOS and didn’t guess the half of it. Those who thought she slut-flitted around the world searching for mischief, adventure and, most of all, pleasure, like some sort of fickle, commitment-shy, well, yeah sure, okay, will o’the wisp. 

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Guest Post: Zee Monodee - How I Rose Above the Slushpile

I started writing after reading the epic tale “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth. I didn’t really care for the political backdrop of India during the time of its independence and Partition in the late 1940s, but I relished the glimpse into a world I knew almost first-hand, that of the Indian culture. You see, I’m a 3rd generation Indian born and raised on the island of Mauritius. I, a Muslim, grew up among Hindus, Tamils, Chinese people, African-origin peeps, mixed race folks...and on the outskirts of ‘our’ world were the White descendants of the island’s former colonists (mainly French, and English).

I’ve always wanted to write, and after seeing what Mr. Seth managed to do with his tale, I wanted to do the same thing for Mauritius – to showcase the life of culture, mores, traditions, and values we all lived here as members of the Indian diaspora. This is the world I know, and I wanted to share it. That’s how I started THE OTHER SIDE (Island Girls #1), the story of an Indo-Mauritian divorcee who leaves London and returns to the island, only to be shunned because she dared get a divorce. To make matters worse, she crosses paths with her first love, the one that got away...and he turns out to be a White man, descendant of French settlers who brought indentured labour from India to work in their cane fields after the abolition of slavery.
The book had everything I wanted to see in a story that would reflect my culture – societal opposition, gossip, overbearing mothers and matchmaking aunties, and the setting was my beautiful island that I tried to showcase both in its physical and lifestyle aspects.

And I was told, by people I considered authorities in the publishing world, that this kind of book would never stand a chance of being published. I was too unknown; Mauritius was too much of an obscure nation; my ‘drama’ wasn’t “Indian” enough....
I was a newbie, and I wanted to write. So I listened to those people, and shelved the books I wanted to continue writing. I dabbled into other genres – all of them falling into the ‘mainstream’ of popular fiction. Rom-coms set in London, romantic suspense set in Europe.... My heart still beat for the cultural stories, though, and I guess that showed in my work.

I went through a dry spell at that point – nothing of mine was ‘selling’, and in a way, no wonder, because these were perfunctory writings. You know how they say that when you’re passionate about something, it shows?
Well, this applies to books, too. Your passion shows in your writing – at one glance, an editor first, then a reader, can see which story was close to your heart because something intangible will resonate from those words, leap off the page to grab whoever is reading. That’s passion, and you need it to rise above the slush!

Case in point – around October of 2011, a friend of mine who was with Decadent Publishing emailed me about their 1NightStand line. The premise was that Madame Evangeline, who runs the agency, pairs 2 people on a blind date aka a one night stand. They can choose to be together just for the night, but more often than not, Madame Eve works her own brand of ‘magic’ because she brings together people who are totally suited for one another.
The best thing about this line, my friend pointed out, was that the stories could take place all over the world!

I thought, what have I got to lose? This story could be set in Mauritius, and it could have an echo of the cultural themes I loved to infuse in my work. I’d reached rock bottom by then, and so threw everything I had into this story of a Mauritian career girl who wants to forget for one night that she is an executive vice president of legal affairs and of mixed race, with no ‘side’ truly accepting her, and just be a woman. Madame Eve pairs her with a Swedish expat who’s working on the island and who’s not at all looking for The One. Clash of cultures, shroud of expectation, doomed-before-it-starts story between these two...can they make it when morning comes?
ONCE UPON A STORMY NIGHT was born, and written, and polished, and subbed....and about a month later, I had a contract offer in my inbox.
The kicker? The editors for the line had loved the unique, ‘different’ setting that I exploited without turning it into a guidebook, and they also adored the cultural slant of the conflict that made this story rise above the meeting of two career people who might’ve met their match.

I had thrown all of my passion into that story, writing what I wanted to write, showcasing what I wanted the world to see, giving conflict I knew first-hand because this was my world, my universe, and – as I’d always known it deep down inside – my niche in writing.
That story was my rise above the slush pile, and since then, I haven’t looked back. I now write what I want to write – evident in the Island Girls Trilogy, of which Book 2, LIGHT MY WORLD, just came out – and this enables me to satisfy my passion and also bring it to other genres I also love (like, I have series about small town romances set in England).

Want to rise above the slush pile? Write what you want to write, what your heart is telling you to write, what your passion will fuel! That’s the real ticket!

From Mauritius with love,


Light My World Blurb

It is a truth universally acknowledged that to find a prince, a girl has to kiss a few frogs along the way. But what happens when a modern-day princess comes across…an ogre? So what if a girl has to kiss a few frogs to find her prince? Tired of her Indian-origin mother’s relentless matchmaking, Diya Hemant is determined to find her Prince Charming on her terms. Armed with a definitive list of requirements, she is sure she’ll know her man when she meets him…
 But looking and finding are two different things, especially on the tiny island of Mauritius… When her path crosses surly British widower Trent Garrison’s, it’s hate at first sight. And though fate keeps pitting her against him, she’s certain he can’t be turned into a frog let alone a prince. Can this modern-day princess overcome her own expectations and see beyond the ogre to the man beneath?

Buy a Copy: Amazon ~ Decadent Publishing ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes and Noble ~ All Romance Ebooks 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Break from Social Media--- 2 Weeks for Sure!

That's right I'm leaving behind the world of tweeting, pinning, and status updates for a whole 2 weeks.

I need to separate myself from the internet and focus on my writing. No more late nights spent pouring over pictures of cute animals, taking quizzes instead of putting down words, or relegating in the latest wild mess to up heave the writing/author world.

In the meantime I'm putting my editing cap on and in overdrive. It's time to wrap up a project and begin another one.

If I owe you a guest post or anything blog related rest assured I'll still have posts scheduled to occur.

If you need to reach me email is your best shot and I'll respond as quickly as I can.

Until then: see you after hiatus.

Monday, April 21, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Strings by Kendall Grey

Today is a special day. Kendall Grey's Rock Erotic Romance Strings celebrates it's 1 year birthday!

You read the message right. Today only get each book in the series for $0.99. This is so worth your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. I loved this series and Grey has a way with swear words and kinky terms. If you want to experience the craziest sex you'll ever read on a page or the most emotional come to moments, you can't go wrong with Strings, Beats or Nocturnes.

Linkage below:

Strings on: Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK, Kobo, Smashwords

Beats on: Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK, Kobo

Nocturnes on: Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Amazon UK, Kobo

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: A Different Class by Leigh Ellwood

Another cover reveal for an upcoming 1Night Stand from Decadent Publishing. It's definitely hot!

Not everybody is looking forward to the FDR High Class of 2004 reunion. A courtesy call to a disgruntled alum leaves Glenn Carson shaken and saddened that anybody would let old memories fester into anger. He hopes to ease the frustration of planning the reunion with a relaxing and passionate 1 Night Stand.

Known as “Mumbles” to former classmates, Rod Maloney would prefer to focus on the present, and his successful business. Past tragedies continue to haunt him, however, and he wants Madame Eve to find him a man to show him a hot time and help him forget his troubles.

He doesn’t expect, in a way, he’s going to a reunion after all.

To learn more about this book and her other work visit Leigh at: