The Noble House Kink Book 1: Get Off Easy by Sara Brookes #BDSM #Menage #Romance #CarinaPress @Sara_Brookes

 

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At Noble House, fantasy has no limits. Log on and enter a world of your most secret desires. And remember, there is nothing more noble than the pursuit of passion…

I shouldn’t be watching, but I can’t look away.

It’s been years since I’ve seen Ford “Saint” Templar or Boyce Denali in person—although the gorgeous men have haunted too many of my fantasies to count. But now they’re here, right on my screen. Together. It’s the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.

And I want in.

Noble House is the kingdom of geek kink, where the thrill comes from knowing that someone is always watching. All I have to do is be brave enough to turn off the screen, walk through the door and ask Saint and Boyce to take me back.

We used to be so good together, but we’re different people now. Will Saint’s commands still bring me to my knees with desire? Will the anticipation of Boyce’s touch still drive me wild? Will I be able to survive the pleasure of having them both?

It’s time to stop watching. I need this. I need them. And just maybe, they need me, too.

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Carina Press: http://www.carinapress.com/shop/books/9781488030703_get-off-easy.html

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Author bio:
Sara Brookes has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this geekiness, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story.

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The Recording Room by Iyana Jenna
Audience: Adult 18+ – Genre: MM Romance Horror – Format: e-book – Publisher: JMS Books – Cover by: Written Ink Designs – Editor: Willem Schutte – Pages: (17, 172 words) – ISBN: 9781611527643 – Date Published: April 5, 2015
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Lucian Salvatore returns to Clover East after his grandmother calls him home to take care of the family’s recording studio. This is a welcome trip after the tragic loss of his boyfriend.

Nate Lockwood is the man who practically runs the Salvatore studio. He suspects he’s going to be replaced once Lucian comes home to take over the business. But Nate doesn’t plan on leaving Clover East so soon, at least not before he solves the mystery that’s the real reason he came to the small town in the first place.

Will Nate be able to discover what happened to his aunt who disappeared in Clover East so many years ago? What does her disappearance have to do with Lucian’s family … and the haunted recording room in the studio where they both work?

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“You have family here? Clover East is such a small town. I don’t visit often but I think I know who all the families are around here.”

Nate was tempted to ask if Lucian knew Janette Madison, Nate’s aunt, but he was afraid it would be too soon, too abrupt.

“Nah, I don’t have family here,” he said instead. “I had just thought one of my aunts stopped by this town, but I’m not so sure myself.” There, he had said it.

“You haven’t had any news from your aunt?”

“No.”

“You mean she’s missing or something?” Lucian frowned.

“Honestly, I don’t know if she’s missing or just doesn’t want to be found.”

“Did your family ask you to find her?”

Nate played with his bottle. He wouldn’t look at Lucian. “No one asked me to locate her because there’s no one else out there. She’s the only family I have left. That’s why I wanted to find her.”

Neither spoke after that. When Nate lifted his head, he found Lucian staring blankly at a spot on the table. He wanted to ask about him instead but Nate couldn’t bring himself to open his mouth. His mind was whirling with the thoughts that until now, years after he first came to this city, he still couldn’t find Aunt Janette.

Nate,

I’m sorry about your loss and I’m very sorry I didn’t come to the funeral. I was halfway around the continent and I was quite short of money. But don’t worry about me. I met someone and he asked me to go live with him. I don’t know if you’ve heard of Clover East, a small town in Illinois? I hadn’t, before this. But I have a good feeling about this place, Nate. If you ever want to come to stay with me, you’ll be more than welcome.

“No, she’s definitely missing,” he said suddenly.

“Excuse me?” Lucian looked startled. Nate didn’t blame him.

“She sent me a letter, literally inviting me to be with her.”

“What do you mean — be with you?”

“She met a man who asked her to come to Clover East. She understood I had just lost everyone so she wanted me to stay with her. She sounded so happy at that time. There were no signs that she wanted to hide. Something bad must have happened to her.”

“Did she mention any names?”

Nate shook his head, and practically jumped when Lucian clasped a hand over his. When did he get so close?

“You’re not alone anymore. We’ll search for your aunt and we’re going to find her. Together.”

Nate gawked, first at the hand that was warm against his skin and then up to Lucian’s soft green eyes. The man was nothing like the cold, arrogant one Nate had met earlier that morning. He was almost afraid at the sudden change.

“Uh, thank you, I guess?”

“Does my grandma know about this?”

“No, I never told her.”

“Why didn’t you?”

Nate had never thought about why it had not crossed his mind to talk to Helen about it. She had never asked him why he came to the town, thus, he didn’t feel the need to mention it.

“I don’t know,” he said simply to Lucian.

Lucian pursed his lips. “I just thought it might help, you know. She’s lived here all her life. She must notice when there’s a newcomer in town, especially when the person suddenly disappears.”

“I found it strange,” Nate said slowly, “that no one seemed to hear or see anything about her. It’s like she never set foot in this place.”

“Are you sure she was really here?”

Nate said nothing and took out his cell-phone. He opened the picture albums and scrolled down until he found what he was looking for. He showed the picture to Lucian, who scrutinized it like a doctor checking on a patient on an operation table. Nate could almost see through Lucian’s eyes his aunt smiling at the camera, her long black locks blown by the wind. She posed in Clover East’s city square in front of a group of tables belonging to a café there.

“She was alone.”

“Yeah.” Nate knew exactly what Lucian was thinking. If she’d been with someone, they might have been able to recognize them.

“I wonder who took the picture.”

“She could’ve simply asked a passerby to do it.”

“You’re right.” Lucian gave him back the cell phone. “She only sent you that?”

“Yes, unfortunately.”

“So she was really here but we have no idea for how long and whom she met.”

“I was worried about her.” Nate sighed, and when he looked up, Lucian’s eyes bored into his.

“We’ll tell my grandma when she’s home and start an extensive search.”

Nate didn’t know what to say. He felt as if he was drowning in Lucian’s gaze.

“O-okay,” he said finally, after he realized Lucian had cleared his throat several times, awaiting his response.

“Good.” Lucian heaved a deep breath and stretched out, pulling his arms high above his head, and Nate was unable to keep his eyes off the scrumptious sight. “So, will you stay for dinner?”

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The Recording Room – Playlist

  1. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine – Four Tops
  2. My Way – Frank Sinatra
  3. Elegie – Secret Garden
  4. Canzona – Secret Garden
  5. Photograph – Ed Sheeran
  6. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  7. Take Me I’ll Follow – Bobby Caldwell
  8. Run – Snow Patrol
  9. Show Me the Way – STYX
  10. Un Ricordo – Miriam Stockley and Alessandro Safina

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Iyana writes M/M short stories and novellas. Her works have been published by Evernight Publishing, JMS Books, Books to Go Now, Torquere Press, Bitten Press, Leap of Faith Publishing, Breathless Press, and Alfie Dog Fiction.

Iyana lives in Jakarta, a city famous for its traffic jams, a lot of cars and motorcycles, and people selling stuff on the roads. You can spend two hours on the road going to a place you can reach in half an hour in a normal situation. Thanks to the traffic jams, though, Iyana can come up with a lot of stories, mostly shorties, as she prefers to spend the time during her trips writing into her cell phone rather than sleeping.

Another thing Iyana loves is kitties. Right now she has three of them. Their names are Cil, Horus, and Betsy, and one kitten. When she doesn’t write, she plays with them, or they would play with her when she writes.

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Meet and Greet Monday with Sara Brookes

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Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday! 

With us today is Romance Author, Sara Brookes.

Welcome, Sara!

Tell us a bit about yourself. What makes you tick?
It’s pretty simple really, I read like a fiend (though a lot less lately), love movies, spend a lot of my time writing various genres of erotic romance and listening to music while juggling a teenage daughter (who’s researching colleges *EEK*), a husband, two holier than thou cats and one highly energetic puppy.

Tell us about your “big break” in the publishing world. Was there any one person believe in your work first (besides yourself of course)? What did you do to celebrate your first contract?
There was actually someone who believed in me (and my books) long before I landed my first contract. We don’t talk as much as we used to now, but every time I hear or see my pen name, I think of her. See, part of my pen name is also her name. It was my way of thanks and every book I have pubbed is an acknowledgement of that without even saying so. The celebration of my first contract was extremely low key, mostly because I didn’t believe I’d actually landed the contract. Kept thinking it was a mistake. We went out for sashimi (my favorite) and that’s actually how I still celebrate a new contract now.

What is your favorite meal that you wish you could eat at least three times a week?
Bacon burgers. I love them. My waistline…not so much.

Preference – Sam or Dean Winchester?  If you haven’t seen Supernatural (and why not! It’s MY Fave show LOL), then would you prefer Iron Man or Wolverine?
Oh noes! I can’t choose between Tony and Logan! Seriously. I write ménages. I shouldn’t have to choose.

What superhero(es) would you love to sit down for dinner with? Which one would you love to take home with you?
Oddly enough, Magneto. Yeah, sure, not the typical tall, dark and handsome dude you’d want to take you home, but I love the way his mind works. It’s just so…sick and twisted.

What is your favorite TV Show right now?
I just started watching Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy. I know I’m way behind on this show, but since I get up so early, it’s rare that I can stay up late enough to watch anything past 10 pm.

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Sara & I at RT Con in Chicago!

Have you read any books that have made you cry?
Hrm, it’s been a while. Anyone have any suggestions?

What book – print or e-book – is sitting on top of your to be read pile that you are eager to read?
The to be read pile is massive, but right at the top for the moment is Undeniable by Alison Kent.

What kind of beverage specialty would you provide for a dinner party?
Torchwood Cherry Rum and Coke. Best Cherry Coke you’ve ever had.

If you were given an all-expense paid, five day/night trip to anywhere, where would you go?
Somewhere in the South Pacific, mostly because I’m writing about such a place right now so that would make my research awesome.

What is your one pet peeve about the writing business?
The belief that social media is the place to promote non-stop. It’s not promo media, it’s SOCIAL media. You can interest readers just by talking about your struggles writing, a recent acceptance and/or rejection, your kids, your pets, etc. Sure, you can throw some promo in there once in a while, and ten to one it’ll be heavier when you have a new release, but I don’t think it’s necessary to overwhelm your followers. They aren’t following you JUST to hear you BUY MY BOOK! MY BOOK IS AT XXX STATUS ON AMAZON! spouted over and over to them like a commercial, believe me.

What is the most played song on your iPod/MP3 Player?
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

What song are you most sick of hearing on the radio right now?
I don’t listen to the radio much since I can hook up my iPod to my radio.

What do you find most challenging about writing?
One of the most challenging things is not getting down on myself. It’s very easy to do. Luckily, I have a great support system of family and friends who are willing to listen to me babble on incessantly about things and offer a shoulder or two.

What publishers can we find your stories at? ( list of them w/ links)
Ellora’s Cave
Decadent Publishing

rockyoursoul_msrBlurb:
Beth has been scarred both inside and out by a sadistic Dom and has worked hard to put the pieces of her life back together. However, the successful disc jockey knows one piece doesn’t quite align. She yearns to submit and searches for the one Dom she’s convinced will help bring her to lusty new heights.

When Ryan agrees to assist Beth, he’s surprised by her determination to persevere. Intrigued, he pushes her limits by using his gifted carpenter’s hands to bring her wild, erotic pleasure. Ryan, though, has scars of his own, and a tragic past filled with death keeps him at a distance.

Beth discovers what she needs in Ryan, and her journey mends Ryan’s heart. But when the life Beth abandoned rises from the shadows, Ryan realizes there’s something far worse than his tortuous past—a future without Beth.

Warning: Get your world rocked by two very tortured souls who come together in a blinding explosion of sensual passion that knows no bounds. Except when there are ropes, custom-carved floggers, glass dildos and motorcycle sex involved. Oh, and did I mention the m/f/m menage scene? One can never have too many skilled men ready to lend a…hand.

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Meet and Greet Monday: Kacey Mark

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 Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday! 

With us today is Romance Author, Kacey Mark.

Welcome, Kacey! {great name by the way! lol}

 

Tell us about your “big break” in the publishing world. Was there any one person believe in your work first (besides yourself of course)? What did you do to celebrate your first contract?
My first big break came from Evernight. I had a few other offers, but I couldn’t pass up the amazing cover art, and the author support is top notch!
To celebrate, I purchased bumper stickers and sent them off to family across the country, who took great pleasure in strategically plastering their world. It was a riot!

What is your favorite junk food?
I love Pizza. I order it every Friday night. Like Rain Man. Everyone in my home knows what day it is, because I don’t stop obsessing over it until the leftovers are gone.

What is your favourite meal that you wish you could eat at least three times a week?
Well it’s not lettuce, I’ll tell you that. I get teased a lot for eating my “rabbit food” because at my day job, it’s all they see. When I’m at home I love comfort food. Casseroles—I haven’t met one I didn’t like *g*

Preference – Sam or Dean Winchester?  If you haven’t seen Supernatural (and why not! It’s MY Fave show LOL), then would you prefer Iron Man or Wolverine?
I haven’t seen the great wonders of Supernatural. That’s pathetic, isn’t it? Truth is, between my day job, and chillins I don’t have time to watch TV if I want to write. Something had to give! I do love Iron Man though, because he’s a pretentious flirt.

What five items do you take everywhere with you – besides cell phone, keys and purse/wallet?
Sunglasses and sunscreen- The elements and I are not friends. If I were an old-time pioneer crossing the plains, they would have snuck away without me mid-way through. Too tired of hearing me complain.
EPI-Pen and allergy pills– I don’t have allergies, but many-a-family-member does. My past nursing experience has turned me into an ever-ready first responder.
Sticky pads –When inspiration strikes me in during my morning commute, they get plastered all over my dashboard.

Have you ever thrown a book you’ve been reading against the wall because you couldn’t finish it?
Not really. I have so little time to read and I value my friend’s opinions. So when they clamber about a book, I read it.
If there’s bad press about another, I won’t pick it up.
It’s actually taught me a lot about how other readers pick their own books. Word of mouth is a big influence, believe you me!

No matter the story, where do you always draw inspiration from when you begin each story?
From my environment, for sure. My friends, family, coworkers, frienemies and enemies. They all have given me inspiration to write what I do.
Never about one person in particular.
Besides, with some of the people I know, no one would believe it. Sometimes life really is stranger than fiction.

What book – print or e-book – is sitting on top of your to be read pile that you are eager to read?
Whatever the next Gina Showalter is. She’s amazing. One of the few authors that I can just sit back and enjoy without critique.

What three words best describe you?
Batty – because I try to be all sleek and mysterious but usually end up fumbling around in the dark.
Cheerleader – I have a huge heart and I love to encourage newbie authors. I get a major charge from critique. I wish I could do it full time!
I’m no expert, we’re all learning, but I love dragging people up the latter with me and having friends to celebrate successes with.
Crass – It’s no secret that I love to let my redneck peek out in the right kind of crowd. I’m usually pretty quiet among strangers, but when I’m hanging with my hometown friends, look-out!
So in short, I’m a crass-a-bat-leader! LOL

If you were given an all-expense paid, five day/night trip to anywhere, where would you go?kaceymark
Today? I’d go down south. It’s getting a little chilly up here, and I miss my brother and sister in Alabama.
I have a few stops to make along the way too. Like earning a few beads on New Orleans’s French Quarter—okay, I’m not that brave, but maybe buy some before I get there just to tease the hubby. I can always use a good spanking. LOL
And Noodling in Georgia, that’s on my bucket list too.

What is the most played song on your iPod/MP3 Player?
I’d say Faster by Matt Nathanson.

What song are you most sick of hearing right now?
Anything Miley Cyrus. I’m really not a fuddy-duddy, but acts done only for the sake of shock value aren’t appealing to me. She has a great face for radio, so I guess she’s in the right field. Just don’t tell me it’s her singing.

Who are some of your fave authors?
Gina Showalter – Her heroes are so drool-worthy. She’s my number one.
Victoria Dahl – Writes true-to-life characters that I love. I met her once and nearly squeed my pants.
Anne Stuart – Writes suspense like no other. I had a chance to meet her and chickened out. I could flog myself for that one!

What publishers can we find your stories at?
All of mine are presently at Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com But I do have a ghost story coming out soon, (publisher TBD) so please watch for that one!

 

rogueWhen a demonic attack leaves one child without a mother, Marie Durrant throws out her predictable lifestyle to become the little girl’s nanny.

It’s a big enough step for the virtual shut in, but even more difficult when Marie becomes inexplicably attracted to the mysterious widowed father, who happens to be the most powerful muse west of Mt. Olympus.

Quenton Blake is an extra hunky, extra irritated immortal, cursed to seek out those desperate for inspiration and feed on their souls.There wasn’t anything wrong with saving Marie’s soul for dessert, but his sweet tooth has a way of overriding his good judgement.

Available at:
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Evernight Publishing

 

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Meet and Greet Monday: Elise Marion

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Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday! 

With us today is Romance Author, Elise Marion.

Welcome, Elise!

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you live, do you have a significant other, any young ones running around interrupting your writing?
I am a busy stay at home mom of three (one girl, two boys, ages 5, 2, and 2 months). My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years and we are currently stationed in Georgia (hubby is in the military).

Tell us about your “big break” in the publishing world. Was there any one person believe in your work first (besides yourself of course)? What did you do to celebrate your first contract?
I began as a self-published author and am still mainly self-published. After years of trying to find a publisher of agent that wanted my work, I decided to strike out on my own. I was always told that my work was great, but it wouldn’t sell. I refused to believe that. As an avid romance reader, I was in want myself of fresh, innovative stories with new themes and ideas. I believed that my book was all of those things and so did my friends who had read it.
So, I took a chance an worked to self-publish my first novel on Amazon, shortly followed by Barnes & Noble and iTunes. When I saw my book in the Amazon store for the first time, I cried. I cried even harder when I got my first 5-star review. Since then I’ve published over a dozen books, a few of which are contracted with small press publishers (who I love working with) and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I am so glad I took that chance!

What are you a collector of? (ie: types of knick-knacks, purses, shoes, etc)
Shoes, purses, and jewelry. Really, it’s a bad, expensive habit, one I have no desire to kick. I LOVE fashion and all things sparkly, glamorous, and quirky.

Preference – Sam or Dean Winchester?  If you haven’t seen Supernatural (and why not! It’s MY Fave show LOL), then would you prefer Iron Man or Wolverine?
Sorry, not a Supernatural watcher (wince). I don’t watch as much TV as I used to; writing keeps me pretty busy. BUT I can answer the Iron Man/Wolverine question. I’d choose Wolverine. There is something so animalistic and primal about him and I love that. Plus, I want to run my fingers through those sideburns! 😉

What five items do you take everywhere with you – besides cell phone, keys and purse/wallet?
My kids, my ipod, my stun gun (her name is Jane), my military I.D., and a fabulous pair of shoes!

If we were to come over to your house for dinner, what dish would you make us?
I specialize in pasta dishes (I love to cook), so most likely that’s what you’d get. One of my favorites to make is pork ragu with gnocchi. I also make a mean lasagna!EM

Did you always want to be an author?
Writing has always been part of my life. I wrote my first book when I was 12 and several others while in high school. Being a published author has always been my dream.

What song are you most sick of hearing already this summer?
I should say Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. I mean, it’s being played over and over, on every station. But it’s just so darn catchy and I love it! I have a love/hate relationship with that song!

Who are some of your fave authors?
I used to only read Historical Romance (I know, snobby, right?), so most of my favorites fall under that genre. Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Loretta Chase, Sabrina Jeffries, Mary Balogh. Outside of romance, I love Alice Walker (author of the Color Purple).

Who/What are you currently reading?
I just started the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin. I’m on book one, A Song of Ice and Fire and I’m so hooked! Now I want to check out the T.V. show!

 

Two Sides to Every Story

One of my favorite aspects of writing is creating a complex and downright despicable villain. I love to layer them in shades of black, white and gray. I enjoy making them antagonize my hero and heroine and make things difficult for them.

I never thought one of my villains would one day move on to seek redemption as the heroine of their own story. Yet, this is exactly what has happened. When writing my debut novel, The Third Son, I had fun creating the character Davina. Though to many she may have come across as your typical scheming and vindictive mistress, I always saw her as a complex character. The novel is over 100,000 words and that was after extensive editing, so you can imagine that there was not room to expand on Davina’s personality and offer any reason for the reason she was the way she was.

That is why I’m so glad I decided to write The Mistress, a novella dedicated solely to Davina, her background, her journey and fight to survive after her own actions bring her world crashing down around her.

Many of my faithful readers confessed hatred for the courtesan, and for good reason. Her scheming throws a humongous monkey wrench into the romance between the characters in The Third Son.

However, it is my opinion that there is two sides to every story. And every villain in a story, is the hero of his own tale. Can there be redemption for the villain of the story? Find out in The Mistress!

Blurb: Once the courtesan of a prince, and then the wife of a king, Davina Keane now finds herself divorced, banished for treason, and sentenced to a life of loveless marriage to the man who aided her in her crimes. Now a penniless widow, she has sunk as low as could be and faces a life of poverty; prostitution being her only other option besides living on the street. Desperate to save herself, Davina makes one final attempt at forging a new life … by marriage to Rafe Rothwell.

A widower and father of three, Rafe has been looking for a wife ever since his first one perished. It’s too bad no one will have him, as he and his children (known notoriously as the Raucous Rothwells) have a reputation for being difficult to manage. He’s long given up his search when Davina Keane appears at his door, seemingly prepared to take on the role. Though his needs are practical at first, Rafe finds himself faced with the truth: he wants more from her than just a manager of his home and hearth.

As an arrangement of convenience becomes something more, Davina is faced with the possibility of losing her husband over the truth of a past she kept secret when entering the marriage. Will love be enough to erase the mistakes of her past, or will they threaten to upend her newfound happiness?

 

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Meet and Greet Monday: Michaela Rhua

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Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday! 

With us today is Romance Author, Michaela Rhua.

Welcome, Michaela!

 
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you live, do you have a significant other, any young ones running around?
This is the point that I wish I had some sort of exciting life, full of tales of adventure and living the high life. But…no! I live in England, near London. My teenage children keep me busy, as well has my every day job. My dh works long hours so time is precious all round.

Tell us about your “big break” in the publishing world. Was there any one person believe in your work first (besides yourself of course)? What did you do to celebrate your first contract?
My first break, even though it was not published first was a story called Logan’s Captive, which was part of The Blood Bar Chronicles book 3, The Enforcers. It was an anthology of stories over 3 books that my critique group, who blog as The Nuthouse Scribblers wrote together. It was published by Breathless Press.

Name one quirk you have.
Pens and Stationary. I love it!

What is your favorite junk food?
Chocolate.

What do you like to do for fun and relax?
Read, share a bottle of red wine with friends, the usual I suppose.

What five items do you take everywhere with you – besides cell phone, keys and purse/wallet?
Note pad, pens, mints, tissues and chocolate.

If we were to come over to your house for dinner, what dish would you make us?
Hmmm, maybe an Indian meal.

Have you ever thrown a book you’ve been reading against the wall because you couldn’t finish it?
No, I am one of those who must get to the end!

No matter the story, where do you always draw inspiration from when you begin each story?
Images. I love looking at pictures and places like Pinterest is fabulous to spark ideas.

Did you always want to be an author?
Yes, as a teenager I wrote short stories for friends. Adult life kicked in and writing got kicked out until recently.

What do you find most challenging about writing?
Getting started is the hardest part. Trying to carve out time, getting in the right mood and trying to find a quiet space is something I struggle with.

What publishers can we find your stories at?
Breathless Press : http://www.breathlesspress.com
Evernight Publishing : http://www.evernightpublishing.com

 

A Writer’s Journey:
All writer’s go on a journey when penning their book and each journey is very different. Some start with characters who plant themselves in your head and refuse to let go, others with a place that is so vivid and clear or maybe an emotion that slowly emerges that you have to follow until you find the source. There are many ways a journey starts and these are but a few. For me the start is always different. With my newest release, Mated Forever it was a full moon night and a scent floating in the air that catches someone’s attention. Where to now? Well, I suppose it could have been a male wolf who chases the scent and then find the woman who will become his. No, this did not feel right so it had to be a female wolf who finds the one who will become hers – another female.

So that is how it started for me. That is how Mated Forever began.

Then the rest of the journey commences…which direction should this one go? Is there passion from the start, a defiant character, tragedy, adventure or mystery? Each writer weaves their own path. I like a mixture of different things to happen – mystery, adventure and passion.

Then there are other characters that join the journey. This time something different happened – they all had stories of their own to tell. Norah, who is Jorie’s mother has faced hardship and now has the opportunity to make her own decisions. Donal, is alone and maybe he will find a mate along the way and how about the bad guy, Malachi? Do all villain’s stay that way or can they be redeemed? Maybe he can.

This journey has one end for Lou and Jorie but through it may other paths begin – hmm maybe a series!

 
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Mated Forever by Michaela Rhua
The full moon is always a time for danger and mating. This month it brings the scent of Louisa’s mate. Jorie is on the run and in grave danger. Being rescued by Louisa brings safety and a new temptation. As the girls act on their feelings, and passion overtakes them, they are unaware of the danger surrounding them both. When Jorie is kidnapped, it’s a race against time. Will Louisa be able to save her mate, or will the past and all its secrets destroy them before they even have a chance at forever?

Buy Links:
Evernight Publishing / Amazon

 

Author Bio:
Michaela Rhua always dreamed of writing but this never happened until she met the lovely group of ladies known as UCW. Their passion for writing and encouragement inspired her to see if she could do it too. Now she loves writing!
She has teenage children and a husband, who also keep her busy. However, it is whilst travelling into work that she has time to create her characters and imagine other places in which they exist as her world skims by the window. Conversations overheard often lead to the birth of new ideas that she scribbles down in her trusty notebook.
Michaela is a multi-published author with Breathless Press, Evernight Publishing and a self-published anthology with authors from The Nuthouse Scribblers.

 

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Meet and Greet Monday: Carly Fall

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Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday! 

With us today is Romance Author, Carly Fall.

Welcome, Carly!!

Thank you for having me, Kacey. Has anyone told you how fabulous you are today?  😉
Aww, thank you, Carly! You’re the first to compliment me today. *g* You’re pretty fantastic yourself.

What do you like to do for fun and relax?
For fun, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Tell us about your “big break” in the publishing world. Was there any one person who believed in your work first (besides yourself of course)? What did you do to celebrate your first contract?
My first books were self-published, and hitting that “publish” button was very exciting and satisfying. I do have books with a couple of different publishers, and my first signed contract resulted in some screaming and probably some freakish dancing. My husband was the one to push me into taking the first step of publishing.

What is the most devilish thing you’ve ever done? (ie: a prank)
By far, the most devilish thing I ever did took place in college. My  room mate was afraid he was going bald. One of the radio stations in town was holding a contest to see who could come up with the best April Fools prank. I called in and told  them about my room mates fear, and they called him and said they were from Rogaine, and he’d just won a years worth of product—he just needed to answer a few questions. When they called, he was asleep and not coherent whatsoever. They started asking him things like, “Do you have hair on your back? What about your legs?” He answered truthfully and honestly until the asked him if he had hair on his ass. Then he started to question everything. When he got to campus that day, it seemed that everyone had been listening to that radio station, and he was furious with me. I ended up winning a hundred dollars, and I bought a keg and we had a party, so he forgave me.

What are you a collector of? (ie: types of knick-knacks, purses, shoes, etc)
I suppose if I collect anything, it would be books. I’m not much of a collector.

Have you read any books that have made you cry? 
Yes. Don’t ask me what they were though. LOL!

Have you ever thrown a book you’ve been reading against the wall because you couldn’t finish it?
Since I do most of my reading on my Kindle, I don’t throw it, although I have been very tempted. I have been known to violently curse when I can’t get through a book though, so if that’s the equivalent of throwing a book, then yes.

What is your favorite section in the current book you’re writing? (10 sentences)
This is an unedited excerpt from the sixth installment of the Six Saviors Series, The Dream Walker, that will be out October 2013:
Yes, he’d been a shit to deceive Lilly, but frankly, he was glad he did and he had no regrets. They shared something special in her dream, something that he would keep close to his heart and think about often. In her dream, they had bonded, shared a deep connection, but he supposed that was to be expected. Dreams are a private place, a place where people’s fears, hopes, loves and disappointments live and breathe. Sharing your thoughts and dreams with others was one thing, but to actually have another being experience your dreams with you . . . that was a whole different level of intimacy.

What book – print or e-book – is sitting at the top of your to be read pile that you are eager to read?
Right now my stack is empty except for the few I haven’t been able to finish. I’ve been too busy to actually sit down and read!!

What three words do you think best describe you?
Loyal. Loving. Scatterbrained

If you were given an all-expense paid, five day/night trip to anywhere, where would you go?
On a private yacht in the Caribbean.

CHICA COVER LARGEA Note from Carly:

Nature at its best…

Cabo San Lucas, where Chica Bella takes place, is a beautiful spot of the world. While visiting there last year, I was lucky to be able to do some very exiting activities, and incorporate them into Chica Bella.
One of the most amazing things we did while there was take a glass bottom boat out. Our driver was very knowledgeable of the area, and took us to places where we were able to see the beautiful marine life that Cabo houses. The fish were plentiful and so colorful! It was like watching a living, breathing rainbow come to life right before my eyes.
When we visited Cabo, it was toward the end of March. We talked to our captain about the possibility of seeing whales, and he didn’t know if we would be able to as they migrate at the end of March. He took us out past the El Arco Rocks, just in case.
I was hopeful that we would see whales, and I wasn’t disappointed. A huge whale breached the water just a few feet from us, its long dark back glistening under the sunlight. It was one of the most magnificent things I’d ever seen. A few minutes later, another whale surfaced, and this one had a baby with her. It was an up close and personal view of nature at her finest.
Whale watching did make it into Chica Bella, as did some hot romance, heartbreak and conflict. I hope you enjoy the book!

Excerpt:
“Where were you?” she finally asked, her voice quiet.
“Afghanistan.”
He didn’t look at her, but he felt her body tense next to his. “Were you hurt?”
He shrugged, but then thought better of trying to blow off her questions. Maya had always said she wanted nothing but honesty from him, and he had been the one to offer this Q&A.
“I took some shrapnel in my chest, but it was all superficial.” He gazed down at her as she studied his chest as if she could see the wounds he was talking about.
“Did you kill?” she whispered, her stare never leaving his chest.
Dammit. This was the part he hated because she abhorred violence, but killing was his job. If he didn’t take out the bad guys, they would kill American soldiers, and he would be damned if that happened on his watch. “Yes.”
She closed her eyes for a moment.
“Did you think of me?”
“Oh, God, Maya.” He put his finger under her chin and turned her face to his. Her brown eyes sparkled with tears that made his heart feel as though it might quit beating. “Maya, it’s always you. It’s thinking of you that made me want to stay alive. It’s the thought of your smile, your face, your body pressed up against mine that kept me warm at night, the sound of your laughter that made me smile when I felt like I couldn’t smile again. Maya….”
He didn’t know what else to say, so he did what he had wanted to do since the day he left her almost a year ago. He brought his lips to hers.

Blurb:
Landon “Blackhawk” Walker is ready to get out of the Navy SEALs. He has seen and done enough, and can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where three tasks await him: get back into civilian mode, take a boat out to the El Arco Rocks, and win back the heart of the woman he lost because of his career.

Maya Gonzalez has tired of the heartbreak that comes with Landon’s deployments year after year. When he walks back into her life, she cannot deny her heart, despite her reservations.

As they lose themselves in each other and the beauty of Cabo, their passion is rekindled once again, but Maya knows that one phone call means deployment for Landon, putting an end to their reunion, and possibly their relationship.
Author Bio & Links:
Carly Fall is a wife, a mother and a slave to Nicky the dog.
She loves to laugh, and thinks chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group. She also wishes Christmas happened twice a year.
When she isn’t spending time with her family or reading a good book, she can be found writing fantasy and contemporary romance.

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