Thursday, May 21, 2015

I've moved!

I've been sharing on Facebook and Twitter, but figured I owed my readers an update. The lack of posts on the blog is because I've moved. Yep, I'm over at www.landra.graf . It's my brand new site and designed more to me and the books I'm writing.

Feel free to swing by and check things out.

That being said, I'll be leaving the content up on this blog for approximately two more months and then it will disappear. I'm no longer in the slushpile, therefore this piece o'slush has rose. It's been a privileged to have regular readers, a steady slew of visitors, and now I'm ready to embark on the next adventure.

As I move forward with my writing career, I've decided to stop reviewing books, to focus more on the words. I'll still be conducting Interviews with Victoria, Thursday Reads, Funday Monday, and a hosting amazing authors.

I hope you're able to follow me on the journey.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Audiobook Release: Mancandy by Jewel Quinlan

Commercial real estate agent, Ava Baldassari, is done with being a good girl. Recently having revamped her self-image, home and wardrobe she finds there is one thing left that needs updating; her sex life. She runs into her friend and running partner, Cole, one night when she is out with a friend. A bit drunk she flirts with him and is surprised by the enthusiastic response he gives back. Things reach a point where she has to make a decision whether or not to cross a line she never has before. Ava is forty and Cole is twenty-five, is she really ready to become a cougar?

Available at: Audible ~ Amazon ~ iTunes

Or if you still prefer eBook you can find it here:

Enjoy this excerpt from Man Candy:
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a while,” he whispered in my ear, still pressed against me as he unzipped my dress.
Me too, I wanted to say. But I didn’t. I was adrift in the onslaught of sensation as he slid the fabric from me, trailing kisses down my back as it went. Making me aware as I never had been of how sensitive the skin there could be. When he reached the small of my back, he lingered, kneading my skin with his tongue and teeth. His hands ran down my legs and then back up to my breasts, and I savored the feel of his fingers. My breaths came heavier. I had been needing this for too long.
He rose and turned me toward him, towering over me. His cap was gone and his dark hair was askew, as though he had run his fingers through it, giving him that sexy just-woke-up look. I slid my fingers from the waist of his jeans, underneath his shirt, to his muscled back. The ridges of strength there were too tempting beneath my fingertips. How did he find the time to work out that much? I had to see with my own eyes. Fisting the hem of his shirt in my hands, I pulled his t-shirt up to remove it. Why should I be the only one standing here naked? With a chuckle, he complied, lifting the shirt over his head and flinging it away in the casual manner of an underwear model on TV.
Sure, I had imagined what he looked like with his shirt off, but the reality was ten times better. He had a runner build, but that was filled out with muscle. The planes of his chest were topped by strong shoulders and arms, which seemed to blossom over the lean ridges of his abdominals, creating a definite contrast. I couldn’t help reaching out and touching him. I ran my hands over his skin, tracing my way upward to the light coating of black hair on his pectorals. He leaned his pelvis into me, forehead on mine, his erection pressing into me, making me shiver with anticipation.
We were on the brink of something oh-so-good, and I was dying to plunge ahead. Yet, I hesitated. Questions burned in my mind. I tried to hold them back, knowing serious talk would ruin the moment. That lasted about two seconds before I gave in.
“Um…” I said.
He lifted his head from mine and looked at me.
I cocked my head at him. “Did you just say you’ve been wanting to do this for a while?” Had he been scoping me out all this time?
He nodded. “Who wouldn’t? Look at you. You’re gorgeous.”
The smoldering look he gave me trumped anything I observed on the physical plane. The messages coming from him on a subliminal level promised pleasure that made me squirm with heat.
“You know it’s going to be good between us, Ava,” Cole said.

About the Author:
Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Funday Monday- 4/13/15

It's been a long time since I've done one of these posts, but I had a minute before bedtime and a few things to share.

1- Every so often there are causes and then there are CAUSES. The CAUSES really touch my heart and are usually tiny, small things that won't take much time. In this case I'll let a picture share the cause.

Here's some links to the book: Kindle ~ Nook ~ All Romance eBooks ~ Smashwords 
For the small price of $2.99 you get a romance story, heartfelt and deep, along with knowing your purchase goes to help someone else.

2- Another charity I'm involved in is called Scream for the Cure! This is a month-long auction event that happens from October 1st-31st. The auctions include donated books from several categories (Erotic Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, YA and Adult Paranormal, Urban Fantasy), plus whatever else people want to donate. This year we'll be screaming to benefiting Dyin' 2 Live. Currently, we're seeking authors, bloggers, and those who want to participate via donating to the auctions, blogging on the site during October about their cancer experiences, or spreading the word. Sign up here.

3- Outside of all the charity-activism I've been getting involved with, I've found a new time suck website that keeps me busy. There's always the need to develop banners, signs, images, etc. and if you haven't yet, I suggest you visit Canva. All the cool kids are doing it.

4- If you don't follow me on Facebook, and I'd imagine you don't, I posted a bit on some art. Not being one to rock the boat too often I do find that female superheroes in comics are extremely under-dressed. My personal opinion is that I couldn't fight crime or super villains with a thong riding up my rear every five seconds. So when THIS article and art showed up in the feed stream, I had to see and then share.

5- The last link is to my favorite website, at least when I need to unwind and let go of everything in exchange for mindless fun. For me mindless is the relaxation of a jigsaw puzzle.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cover Reveal: WUNDER Series by AR VON

DREAMZ (Wunder 0.5) FREE at all ebook sellers

A World of Turmoil and Yearning

Wunder may have a normal life now…well, as normal as a freak of nature could have. Half zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren't nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?

Pete’s world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there, waiting…just for him?

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The Approach (Wunder #1)

Wunder isn’t your average girl, in fact, she isn’t even an average human. In a world ravaged by Zombies, she was born amidst the chaos.

Where can a girl like her find the man of her delicious dreams? She has an idea and it leads her to the hottest new club in town, where she finds what’s been missing in her life.

Pete has his own secrets to tell, and when they come together, another story unfolds while the sparks fly.

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Reunion (Wunder #2)

Wunder’s life has been far from perfect, being part Zombie in a world devastated by the plague of the walking dead. Still, she knew there was something special awaiting her, someone out there who could change everything and she did find him. Pete is everything she dreamed of and more, as she discovers passion and fulfillment for the first time in her life.

Now her life turns into a journey of discoveries. Secrets from the past come full circle and her world is changed forever. In the coming chaos, can she keep her new found happiness and the man of her dreams?

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Teamwork (Wunder #3)

Their first time as a trio. The team of Tank, Wunder and Pete will face their greatest challenge when they come up against RIP subject number 776, the deadliest Zombie yet. He's unpredictable , smart, full of cunning and has yet to be found.

While they fight for their lives, the heat between Pete and Wunder will blaze out of control.

They will discover powers within themselves brought on by being part zombie. Powers beyond even their wildest imagination.

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Instinct (Wunder #4) Coming 2015

776 has escaped from RIP, again. Wunder is missing, she just disappeared from their bed and Pete is losing it. No leads, no possibilities. His one and only focus is to find her. He plans to use their connection, the one they’ve had for decades but never really knew it until they met. He wants to try and reach her through their dreams as he’d done before.

Is there a way to get back what they shared before they even met, or is Wunder lost to him forever?


A.R.'s Links and bio

A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate's Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She's a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She's also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and writing. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and priceless clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.
She also loves to hear from her reader's and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.

Website: http://ar-
Goodreads: m/author/show/6938994.A_R_Von
Amazon author page: Von/e/B00BGAHQ46/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Rain by Taryn Kincaid

Blurb: In a world gone mad, where little remains but a vast wasteland of sand, the leader of a troop of roving warriors welcomes a brave young woman into his midst. 

Much as he burns for her, Major Clay Worthington swears to keep his distance from the mysterious woman, so sensitive even the stinging rain can wound her.

Rosina Brierly is besotted with the formidable soldier and will gladly trade her life for one torrid night of blissful passion in his arms. 

But when sleep overcomes them, will true love prevail?

Coming in May 2015 from 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Interviews with Victoria: Thomas and Kata from The Bodyguard and the Dom by TL Reeve

Victoria: Today I'm welcoming some fellow kinks, Thomas and Kata. I won't quip with preliminaries, let's get to it. Name three favorite things you like about sex? 

Thomas: Just three things? I love taking control. I love watching her come apart in my arms and I love when she Kata digs her fingernails into my shoulders.

Kata: Surrendering to my Master. Watching him take pleasure with my body and I loved when he holds me close like I am a precious object made only for him.

Victoria: Sounds right up my alley, except I'm giver. Control is my domain. What about whips or hot candle wax?

Thomas: Both. 

Kata: Hmm, not sure. But out of the two, probably whips.

Thomas: I knew it. *winks*

Victoria: I knew it, too. She looks like a whip-kind-of-girl. There's something marvelous about a few good licks with a cat o'nine. Anyways... Since you've been successful at finding love, what tip can you offer me?

Thomas: Don’t give up. Even if you think the person might not feel the same, give them a chance. You’ll find your happiness quicker than you realize.

Kata: Never say never. I learned that the hard way.

Victoria: He he, the hard way. Sometimes I like learning the hard way, but when it comes to love I know right where you're coming from Kata. Would you ever consider sharing your newfound love with another person?

Thomas: If I did share, which I haven’t in many, many years, it would only be with one person, my twin, Theo.

Kata: Well, since I’ve never experienced sharing at any degree, I don’t know. Theo might work, but I’m not a hundred percent.

Victoria: I like your commitment and your open-minded nature as well. You'd be surprised how that can question can incite some people. It did the other day. *smiles* All right, last question and then I'll let you to get back to some fun. How does you give each other what you need?

Thomas: She gives me what I need, just by being herself. Kata is the bravest, smartest person I know. She humbles me by her strength.

Kata: He accepts me with my scars and issues. He makes me feel good about myself and he loves me. The Domination and submission is just a byproduct and a happy extension of who we are.

Victoria: Thank you both for a wonderful interview. Come back anytime. Maybe bring that twin. For the readers, keep going to get the blurb and an extremely hot teaser excerpt below. 

Blurb: Thomas Kenner, owner of Kenner & Kenner Security and Teishutsu, a private BDSM club in the hills of Los Angeles, has it all, except for Katarina Lopez, submissive and one of his best damn bodyguards. As a Sadist, he craves a masochist to match his needs, but when his Latin bombshell rebuffs his advances, he’s left wanting a woman who doesn’t crave him. Determined to banish her from his thoughts, he sets up a date with the renowned Madame Eve and 1Night Stand.
Katarina Lopez doesn’t intimidate easily. When it comes to her job, she’s focused and completely sure of herself. Then she goes to work for the ex-Special Forces-Sadistic Dom, Thomas Kenner. The Dom—and her boss—is completely imposing and sex personified. But, there’s no way she’ll ever fit his masochistic mold. Letting him down would mean the end of her career along with any chance she may have to submit to the man who’d held her heart from the minute she met him. Unless….
With the help of Madame Eve, both will try to obtain what their heart desires, but will one night be enough?

Buy Links: Decadent ~ Amazon ~ iBooks

Teaser: Without a word, his head dipped toward her nipple, drawing the tight bead into his mouth. He sucked and nibbled on the peak, lavishing it with attention. When he pulled back, he clamped it. Katarina screamed and pulled back, trying to get out of his reach, but he held her fast, laving the other nipple. When her body relaxed against his, he placed the second clothespin and flicked it. “Thomas,” she screeched, while trying to cover her tender breasts from his view.

Wordless Wednesday: Her Dollmaker's Desire by Gina Wynn

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spotlight: Reanimated Readz by Rusty Fischer

Blurb: Just when you thought it was safe to read again…the zombies are back! And in greater number too!
In Reanimated Readz, you’ll find five young adult zombie tales from Rusty Fischer’s popular “Reanimated Readz” series of living dead short stories. From brotherly love to zombie politics, from zombie private detectives to loving the undead, the five tales are sure to give you your fill of zombie reading – and then some.

Buy Links: Decadent ~ iBooks ~ Amazon 

Author Bio: A former public school teacher, Rusty Fischer has written for such educational magazines as Learning, The Mailbox and Teaching K-8. Now a full-time freelance writer, Rusty is the author of several YA supernatural novels for Decadent Publishing, including Ushers, Inc. and Panty Raid at Zombie High, as well as the Reanimated Readz series of 99-cent zombie short stories. You can read more about his current and upcoming projects, and download FREE zombie stories, at

Follow the Author: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Website

Giveaway: Rafflecopter for $10.00 Amazon card
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Interviews with Victoria: Alexis, Johnathon, and Sebastian from Aconite by Christine Alvarez

Victoria: Another day, another interview. Today I'm hosting a three-some *big smile*. That makes two for this gal. Please welcome Alexis, Johnathon and Sebastian. Who are just dying to tell me their three favorite things about sex. 

Alexis: Oh boy, I don’t even want to think about sex right now. It would hurt someone too badly and I cannot waste another life hurting those that care about me.

JohnathonThat is easy, even if you don’t want to think about it Alexis, it doesn’t make your answer any different. Passion, the feel of her *points at Alexis* and the love behind it.

Sebastian:The sound of my name being screamed to the heavens, her soft flesh in my hands and of course the feeling of her lips. *glaring daggers through Jonathon with each word*

Alexis: *blushes and tries not to hide behind her chair*

Victoria: *fans self* Alexis, it sounds like these boys have the hots for a particular female. Speaking of hots - hot candle wax or whips?

Alexis: What? Why?

Johnathon: Neither

Sebastian: As much as I hate to agree with him. *points at Jonathon* I’d have to say neither as well. Really great sex doesn’t need either of those.

Victoria: Interesting. Too bad, I'm taken. Otherwise I'd volunteer to show all three of you the wonders of both items. Great sex doesn't need those things, but interesting sex on the other hand...
Since you've been successful at finding love, what tip can you offer me?

Alexis: Successful *snorts* I wouldn’t call it that.

Johnathon: Success is subjective when it comes to us.

Sebastian: Don’t let her die.

Victoria: I'm sensing a little hostility and maybe too much sexual tension. This room is afire with it. Speaking of love, would you ever consider sharing your newfound love with another person?

Johnathon: *explodes from his seat* Not in this life or the next!

Sebastian: *rises slowly from his seat* I'd rather die then share anything with him.

Alexis: You should not have opened up that can of worms. *shakes head at both men now glaring at each other.*

Victoria: It seems boys will be boys.

*a few tense minutes goes by before both men seem to concede to the overly masculine staring contest.*

Victoria: Alright, I can see this isn't getting any less awkward and this is one case where I don't think my flogger will get submission... So final question, how does Alexis give you what you need?

Alexis: *looks between both men*

Sebastian: Alexis gave me hope. She still does to this day. She gave me love and attention even knowing that I had been cursed for all eternity. She gives me it in the endless hours of attention and conversation. In the way she abandons all others to be with me, a curse.

Jonathon: *launches out of the chair letting it crash into the floor and storms out of the interview*

Victoria: Okay. Alexis, how about you?

Alexis: This is what I give them. You can see it plain as day in this very interview. Heartache.*a single tear falls down her flushed face*

Victoria: And that wraps this emotional and turmoil filled interview. I can never say my interviews are predictable and in this case I'm feeling a little heart broke myself. Want to know more about this love triangle? Read on.

Blurb: Who knew a truck stop post card would send Alexis Davis’s life spiraling into a supernatural destiny predicted lifetimes before.

Gods, Magic, Fated Love; it was nothing that the shy, quiet Alexis ever could have imagined existed.

Alexis had no desire to take over the family business or follow in her mother’s footsteps, so armed with her life savings and a fresh tattoo she takes off to the quaint little fishing port of Reedsport, Oregon; where she meets two men that awaken something frightening within her very soul.
Dominant and dark Sebastian Gates and the sleek and sexy Jonathan Evans pull her into a life where the lines between her past, present and future become one.

When they both begin to take part in the dreams that she has drawn comfort from, Alexis learns that none of them are really what they seem. But they are not the only ones; she quickly finds others that play an intricate part in what has come to pass and what is coming. If that wasn’t enough the tattoo that she had placed across her chest has taken on a life of its own. Leaving her in pain beyond anything she has ever experienced before. Through her dreams and the men that cannot help but complicate her life further, Alexis learns that she has a target on her head that has carried over from one life to the next.

A dark coven of witches known as the Elektita believe she is the one that will restore their powers taken by the Gods long ago. A prophecy set in motion by her very own family line. There is one problem; her destiny has put a wrench in the Elektita’s plans, somehow intertwining within a curse that leaves everyone around her at the mercy of the moon.

Who can Alexis trust? The two men that have despised each other for centuries or the powerful Elektita that wants nothing more than to wield the power of the Gods?

Buy Links: Amazon

Author Bio: I am Christine Alvarez, mother of four spectacular hoodlums and married to the man of
my dreams. We all currently reside in my home state of Missouri. When I am not writing I spend my spare time as a chauffeur, maid, cook, and everything in between.
I am addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. They are my vices and lend a large hand in getting the creative juices flowing. I write anything from paranormal romance to erotica. I am a sucker for romance whether it is the kind with a happily ever after or burned and broken end. You will find my work covers those gray areas in between as well.
You can learn more about my work at:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Release Day: Hard Rock Harlots 4 by Kendall Grey


In a new release, from no-holds-barred author Kendall Grey, she's taking us back to Killer Buzz Float and the infamous Letty Dillinger. 
Check out the cover below.

Here's the blurb: 
WARNING: ROCK is a no-holds- (or holes-) barred bisexual, polyamorous lust-fest for the senses. It contains GRAPHIC LANGUAGE and EXTREMELY EXPLICIT SEX. This book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18 or anyone expecting a realistic story. A strong stomach, an open mind, and appreciation for over-the-top, egotistical characters are a must. Best read after STRINGS, BEATS, and NOCTURNES.

If you'd asked me to describe myself a couple weeks ago, I'd have told you I'm Letty Fucking Dillinger--The Rock in your cock, the cream in your wet dream, the spunk in your junk.

I had everything a girl could want: A hot rocker boyfriend, fame, a nuclear cooter, a smart phone ... The whole damn world at my feet. I worked my ass off to get where I am, and I have no regrets.

But everything changed when she exploded on the scene with the mother of atomic bombs strapped across her chest. She's beautiful, talented, and holds the key to my future--my life as I know it--in her hands.

I hate her. I fucking hate her. Because she and her merry band of bitches made me do something I've never done before. They made me doubt myself.

Who am I?

I'm not sure anymore.

Buy Links: Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iTunes ~ Google Play (if link is not posted the book is not live yet)

Haven't gotten a fix of the Hard Rock Harlots yet? Well, no worries. There's more where they came from pick up books 1-3 and 3.5 (novella) right now. Here's the links

Strings: Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iTunes ~ Google Play

Beats: Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iTunes ~ Google Play

Nocturnes: Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iTunes ~ Google Play

Love Notes: Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Kobo ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iTunes ~ Google Play

Monday, March 2, 2015

Interviews with Victoria: Jared from Anabel Divided by Amanda Romine Lynch

Victoria: Today I'm welcoming Jared. I've had the pleasure of interviewing his friend, erm... baby's momma, in the past. Now he's agreed to submit to my couch. *winks*. If everyone would kindly give him a wide berth, I've heard he captivates women with little more than a smile. 

I don't want to give him a chance to deploy his female devastation tactics so I'll start off with the first question straight away. Would you rather be caught with your pants around your ankles or tied naked to a pole?

Jared: Definitely pants around ankles. Not like it hasn't happened before.I prefer to have my hands free. I don't like to cede control that easily.

Victoria: Then this is probably the wrong room for you because I don't easily cede control either. *smirks* Outside of the bedroom, are you a love at first sight or love is for suckers type of person?

Jared: I don't believe in love at first sight, because you can't see everything you need to see at first sight. Most circumstances warrant a second look. And if you're asking about Anabel, I definitely didn't find her attractive the first time I saw her. She was too much--too much messy hair, too snobby, too spoiled. What I didn't see at first--her sweetness, vulnerability, and brilliance--were not revealed to me until later.

Victoria: Wow! After everything I heard I didn't expect you to be so introspective, and worth mentioning I didn't mean anyone specific. The question was general, but since you brought her up then I'll take it you love her. Enough of the sappy business, let's play a word game. When I say the word 'masticle' what do you think it means?

Jared: Initially I thought it was something goats did. Then I looked it up. Is that really a thing?

Victoria: You'd be surprised what's 'really a thing' in my world. Of course, I know several people who'd be happy to show you all sorts of things. Just give me the word. Speaking of that, what's the kinkiest thing sexually you've ever done?

Jared: Victoria, I'm appalled. You don't seem like the kind to kiss and tell, so why should I? That being said, there was this one time with a few interns that I am not proud of. Yes. A few. *clears throat*

Victoria: There's the disreputable man I've heard so much about and you're right, I don't kiss and tell, but I'm willing to beat answers out of someone. I limit those beating to one person now, such a shame. You look like you have plenty of secrets brimming underneath the surface. I won't keep you much longer otherwise we both might do something we'll regret. Tell readers in 1 sentence why your book is what they need?

Jared: It's the story of how I fell in love with the person I wronged irreparably, and how she ruined me for other women. So, you know. Light reading.

Victoria: *laughs* That's classic and I may have to pick up this book. You ruined for other women by Anabel sounds like a real treat. Readers, you can grab a copy of both the first and second books in Jared and Anabel's tale on Amazon. 

Anabel Unraveled ~ Anabel Divided 

Book 3 is coming soon and here's more info on the author.

Author Bio: 
Amanda Romine Lynch is a writer, editor, and blogger who grew up in Florida 
knowing she belonged somewhere else. She now lives in the DC Metro Area with her husband and three amazing little boys. She is the Eco-Friendly/Green Living Contributor over at the Prime Parents’ Club and strives to live earth friendly in a 
world of disposable diapers. When not writing about Anabel and Jared or chasing around a curly-haired boy, she cheers for the Gators (in all kinds of weather) and occasionally remembers to sleep. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Release: The Complete Underground Series by Jessica E. Subject

Blurb: In the future…
The corporation Planet Core holds all of the power. They place restrictions on the lives of those living within their boundaries, including who they can love. And there is no escape.

Deception runs deep…
The rebel group, calling themselves The Underground, is disputing the corporation’s leadership. With the desire for freedom, they will fight.

And betrayal can come from anyone…
Will the rebels defeat Planet Core, or end up fighting for their lives? 
Includes -  Never Gonna Let You Go ~ Never Gonna Desert You ~ Never Gonna Say Goodbye

Related Title: Rebels and Romance – print anthology of The Underground series

Excerpt: When the glide arrived at her stop, she stepped off with a swell of other riders. She crossed the asphalt road, once used for gas-powered vehicles, and took a deep breath. I’m finally home. Sliding her card to gain access to the secure building, her heart raced in anticipation. She needed to be with Erik, find out the truth, and reunite with the man she loved. However, her apartment door didn’t open.

“Access denied,” the robotic female voice rang out.

What? She tried again with the same result. Sliding the card faster or slower didn’t make a difference. She couldn’t get into her apartment building.

“Please vacate the area. Authorities have been notified.”

Calla’s stomach twisted. Her throat tightened. Was this Malock’s doing?

She pulled out her communicator and contacted the building manager. “Taylor, it’s Calla Jacobs. My card won’t work in the reader. Can you please open the door for me?”

He grimaced at her. “I’m sorry, Jacobs, but I’m under strict orders not to let you into the building. Your apartment has already been assigned to another employee, and your belongings were taken a week ago to Planet Core.” He disconnected, leaving her to stare at a blank screen.

A week ago? Malock had planned her demise before she’d even left for Airondelle? Tears threatened to fall. She wiped them away. With PC cameras all over the city, she imagined he watched her and laughed. She stood tall, not letting him get to her.

Although she had no possessions, no place to live, she could still live a happy life with Erik. But where was he if not at her apartment? After they’d decided to return to being friends, he’d moved to Planet Core claiming she would be too much of a temptation for him if they continued living together.

She dialed his communicator, hoping he’d be nearby. When he failed to answer, not once, but five times within ten minutes, Calla lost hope. Malock had ruined her as he’d threatened. She had nothing left. Her only option was to return home to her parents. A glide could get her there by nightfall.

She squashed that irrational thought. No! She’d rather live in the rumored underground cities than go crawling back to the two people who’d admitted they’d only had her to gain status in the business world. She couldn’t go back there. She’d rather take her chances and return to Planet Core.

Sirens hauled her back from her thoughts. A police hover bike flew past her and ground to a halt. Glancing in her direction, the officer pointed at her.

I haven’t done anything wrong!

When the bike circled toward her, she ran—her first instinct. Malock knew too many people, and he’d reminded his recruits every day when he’d dropped in on their training. She hadn’t realized how those words would affect her until now.

The siren on the bike screamed behind her. She motioned to cross at the intersection where people and hover vehicles waited for the lights to change. But instead, she spun around the corner, hoping to throw off the officer. She peered over her shoulder to see if the bike followed her, and smacked into what felt like a brick wall. Landing on her ass, she stared up at the mountain of a man before her.

The guard from Planet Core.

She crab-walked backward across the concrete sidewalk. Hopping onto her feet, she fled back onto the main street. She traveled the way she’d come, unsure if anywhere would be safe. No one could escape the cameras.

Hurrying past her building, she spotted the hover bike reflected in its dark glass walls. The siren had been turned off, and the officer was almost on her. She scanned her surroundings for an escape route. Similar glass buildings lined the next few blocks, all owned by Planet Core. She couldn’t get into any of them now, and there was no place she could hide.

Her lungs ached from running. Maybe she should surrender. What then? I’ll be killed.

“Stop!” The officer on the bike rocketed in front of her.

At the same time, something grabbed her arm and yanked her into darkness. A cloth slammed over her mouth, muffling her cry. Shit! Things just went from bad to worse.

Author Bio: 
Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. You can find her at website  and on Twitter.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Book Spotlight: If You Can't Stand The Heat by Taryn Kincaid

Blurb: Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons. 

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block? 

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Excerpt: She brushed her hands on her apron and straightened her shoulders as she strode toward the bar. Not in the mood. So not in the mood. As if the hunky stranger had come here looking for a hook-up, rather than to send back his too-salty pasta fagiole or rubbery calamari or register some other grievance.
She looked a fright besides. The moon might resemble a pizza pie but amore did not live anywhere in the restaurant anymore, except in its name. As that bastard Derek Dunne had pointed out in his review. Vicious…but truthful, she had to admit.
As she approached the customer, she positioned herself with her back to the mirror over the bar, so she didn’t have to gaze at her sorry reflection. At least no one else was at the bar to gawk at her frazzled condition.
The man swirled a pool of condensation on the burled wood with his index finger. Strong hands. No rings, she noted. Up close and personal, his looks were even more devastating, the essence of hearty masculinity radiating raw, contained power, his body taut with  muscles beneath a finely-tailored suit that stretched across broad shoulders, his blue eyes intense enough to put her in a near trance. She gazed at his long, blunt fingers playing restlessly on the bar and imagined him sliding them across her heated flesh. Making her wet. Thrusting inside her. His thumb stroking her clit until it swelled, the pleasure so unbearable he had her writhing with passion, screaming for release.
Holy cannoli! What the heck was wrong with her? Was she that desperate? Yeah, probably. And yeah, he looked that good. Good enough to eat. With or without whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Oh, yeah. That image helped cool down her roaring libido. Not.
Suppressing a shiver, she cleared her throat. “I’m Lu DiCicco. You wanted to see me?

Author Bio: Taryn Kincaid is a former award-winning reporter and columnist, covering everything from fires and homicides, to corrupt politicians and hero dogs. Nowadays, she haunts courthouses (in least paranormal way).

She is the author of the Sleepy Hollow series--LIGHTNING,THUNDER,FROST,HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD -- sexy paranormal romances for Decadent Publishing's popular 1Night Stand series; BLIZZARD, a short erotic romance for Decadent's The Edge line; HEALING HEARTS, a Regency romance from Carina Press, and SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, an erotic paranormal romance from The Wild Rose Press. Books 1-4 of her Sleepy Hollow series, plus Blizzard, have been compiled in the SLEEPY HOLLOW edition, available in paperback and digital formats. Just released: WOLF’S SLONG, a sexy paranormal romance for Decadent Publishing's new Black Hills Wolves shifter line. Coming soon, RAIN, a Beyond Fairytales story for Decadent; and HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs series story for Fated Desires. 

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