Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Covers, New Titles, Same Sizzling Paranormal Trilogy by K D Grace (@kd_grace) #erotica #romance #paranormal

K D Grace’s paranormal trilogy has had a makeover! The covers have been redone, along with a slight upgrade in the titles to better reflect their paranormal romance genre. The novels themselves are still both sizzling and chilling. And now they’re all dressed up for the summer heat.

The Lakeland Witches Trilogy
Book One: Body Temperature & Rising
American transplant to the Lake District, MARIE WARREN, didn’t know she could unleash demons and enflesh ghosts until a voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with the charming ghost, ANDERSON, and night visits from a demon. To help her cope with her embarrassing and dangerous new abilities, Anderson brings her to the ELEMENTALS, a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that temporarily allows needy ghosts access to the pleasures of the flesh.
Book Two: Riding the Ether
Cassandra Larkin keeps her ravenous and dangerous sexual appetite secret until she seduces Anderson in the mysterious void of the Ether.  Anderson is the sexy, insatiable ghost who can give her exactly what she needs.
But sex is dangerous in a place like the Ether…
When the treacherous demon, Deacon, discovers the truth about the origin of Cassandra’s powerful lust, he plots to use her sex magic for revenge on Tara Stone and the Elemental Coven, who practice their own brand of sex magic.
Cassandra must embrace the lust and sexuality she fears and learn to use its power. Will she stand with Anderson, Tara, and the Elemental Coven against Deacon’s wrath or suffer the loss of friendship, magic and love?

Book Three: Elemental Fire
Obsessed with revenge, KENNET LUCIAN makes a deal with a demon, a deal he comes to regret when he meets TARA STONE, head of the Elemental Coven, and a powerful witch with a desire for revenge at least as great as his. Even though the attraction between the two is magnetic and the lust combustive, Kennet must betray her to accomplish his goal, which is ultimately her goal as well; to put a final end to the demon, Deacon’s, reign of terror. But can Tara trust the man who has wormed his way into her heart and the heart of the Elemental Coven? Can she trust LUCIA, the demon with whom Kennet is allied, a demon with her own agenda. The path to Deacon’s destruction is far from clear, and the price that must be paid to be free of him forever may be too high, even for Tara Stone.
DEACON, the demon Marie has unleashed, holds an ancient grudge against TARA STONE, coven high priestess, and will stop at nothing to destroy all she holds dear. Marie and her landlord, the reluctant young farmer, TIM MERIWETHER, are at the top of his list. Marie and Tim must learn to wield coven magic and the numinous power of their lust to stop Deacon’s bloody rampage before the coven is torn apart and more innocent people die.

Author Bio:
K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys martial arts, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors.

K D has erotica published with SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Witches trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Books two and three, Riding the Ether, and Elemental Fire, are now also available. She was nominated for ETO’s Best Erotic Author 2013.

K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, The Exhibition are all available.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review @HouseofCards season 1

This is about the Netflix show, not the 90s British show of the same name and theme.

I didn't see the British version, only the Kevin Spacy version, but I was blown away in the first 3 minutes. Francis "Frank" Underwood  is a master political manipulator, the Democratic Majority Whip. Actually he's a master manipulator. Period.

We begin with the election of a new president, very clearly with Frank's help; Frank even helped the President's Chief of Staff get appointed. Frank expects to be appointed Secretary of State as his reward for all his help to the new president. The president has other plans. At the ninth hour, before Frank believes his appointment is to be announced, Frank learns the president needs him in congress and won't be extending the Secretary of State chair appointment to him.

This is important to the rest of the season and into season 2. Actually, these are the events that drive the entirety of House of Cards. Frank wants revenge for being slighted. He doesn't take kindly to broken promises. But when Frank gets even, it's a blood sport.

House of Cards is a smart, tight, gripping political thriller that takes you on a ride with twists and turns you'd never expect. Just when you think all is lost, Frank Underwood, or as the cufflinks that are gifted to him by a trusted Secret Service agent show, FU pulls not just a rabbit, but an elephant out of his hat.

5 stars. Definitely.

Friday, June 27, 2014

#BookBlast Ten Brides for Ten Heroes Anthology

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Ten Brides for Ten Heroes spans the gamut of the ever-popular wedding romance genre—from heartwarming laughter to thrilling adventure, from sweet to steamy. This 10-book bundle features novels by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. So get ready to toss the bouquet and say, "I do!" as ten brides risk it all to find their happy ever after.
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About the stories:

Wedding Fever by Patrice Wilton 
- The romantic comedy series, Serendipity Falls.

Mila O’Reilley owns Wedding Fever, a bridal boutique in Serendipity Falls Mall. She sells more than dresses, she sells dreams along with the belief in happily-ever-after – a sentiment she personally doesn’t share. Can a jaded bridal consultant and a cynical news reporter uncover the true mystery of Serendipity Falls without being swept away in the madness?

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The Army Doctor's Wedding by Helen Scott Taylor 
- The Army Doctor's Series

Major Cameron Knight throws himself into the danger of front-line, battlefield medicine to keep the demons from his past away. When he rescues an injured charity worker who's saved a tiny newborn baby, he marries her so they can take the orphan back home for surgery. With this brave woman he finally has the chance to redeem himself and find love.

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Wedding Surprise by Mona Risk 
– The Holiday Babies Series

Claire and David faced many challenges over the years. Finally, Claire's dream of a wonderful white wedding to the man she loves is about to come true. Two weeks before the wedding, Adriana, the high-school classmate who’s tried to snatch David several times, makes an announcement that threatens to destroy the couple's happiness. Is Claire and David’s love for each other strong enough to turn the worst wedding surprise into the best?

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Tomboy Bride by Alicia Street 
– The Dance 'n' Luv Series

Kendra returns home for her brother’s wedding determined to get her age-old crush to finally see her as more than a tomboy. But will her game of making him jealous with a hot and handsome faux-beau make him fall for her—or backfire and leave her in ashes?

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Destination Wedding, by Rebecca York 
– The Decorah Security Series

From the moment Nick Cassidy signed on as one one of Camille Norland’s bodyguards, sexual sparks flew between them. Although determined to keep his emotional distance from her, Nick is forced to admit his real feelings when she’s kidnapped by a ruthless Russian mobster with matrimony in mind. Can Nick rescue her before the wedding night? Can they escape from Victor Zanov’s tropical island death trap? And can they come to terms with their complicated relationship?

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Summer of Love by Annie Jones

Brides, Beehives and Barbecue! Can mother daughter mayhem be far behind? Bless her heart, it's 1967 and a determined southern bride isn't sure love is really all she needs.

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Return of the Runaway Bride by Donna Fasano

Savanna returns to her hometown to explain why she fled on her wedding day, but she never imagined how her escape all those years ago changed Daniel. Can she make him understand—and forgive?

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Single and Searching by Rita Herron

A woman looking for love... A reporter looking for a story... A mad rush to find a criminal... When the truth comes out and danger strikes, will they succumb to the passion burning between them?

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Here Comes the Bride by Theresa Ragan

Samantha Johnston, a reporter for the LA Beat, attends the wedding of one of America’s hottest actors in hopes of learning the identity of his mystery bride, and ends up saying, “I do.”

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Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour 
– The “Elvis” Series

After her year in Texas as an exchange student, Annie leaves pregnant and heartbroken. Nine years later she returns to introduce her eight-year-old son to his American family. And to the man who still haunts her dreams – the handsome, embittered rancher who never knew he’d fathered a son.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Interview with @AngelasWriter for Final Mend

Today's guest is Angela Smith!

Who or what was the inspiration for the hero and heroine in your book?
I don’t really recall an actual inspiration for these characters, although certain traits of theirs or events in the story were inspired by certain family, people I know, or news events.

Besides your main characters, do you secretly have a soft spot for another character?
I have a soft spot for Amy, the child in this story.

What is your favorite quote from the book?
Oh my, that’s a hard question. I think I’d have to choose something Jake says if only because I feel it was the beginning of Winona’s reemergence out of her grief and into her true character. He said: “Apparently they don’t think you should be. They both said if I wanted to find Amy, you were my best bet.”

What's your weirdest writing habit?
I don’t really have writing habits that I consider weird. I can write in any form or any place with or without music, with or without light or doors. I don’t have to have things a certain way and the house can be clean or dirty. I just try to make a habit of getting pen to paper every day.

How often do you cry while writing?
I’ve never cried while writing, although finishing the trailer of this particular book almost brought tears to my eyes.

What's your favorite comfort read?
I turn to scripture for comfort when I need it, because there’s so much action, adventure, and romance involved!

What is the one thing in your book you wouldn’t have given up no matter how much money someone paid you?
Amy. It wouldn’t have been the same without Amy.

Did you write yourself into any corners?
I find myself writing myself into corners often! The joy of a panster!

What kind of research did you do for this book?
Whew, not sure I’d remember all the research I did for this book. I did so much research I often had to look back over and double check my research. This story was actually written a couple of years before it was published, but I researched triathlons, private investigations, traveling the areas they traveled and many more. I love research and can get caught up in that and never write the book if I allow myself.

Any advice for aspiring authors?
Write what you love, what speaks to you, and what you enjoy reading. Don’t ever give up and don’t waste your time on projects better spent writing (how clean can your house get, anyway? Oh, the books I could have written if I hadn’t been wasting my time and being too tired from my full-time job or just being too scared and down on myself!) Remember that doubt goes with the territory, so don’t let it win. And mostly … read … a lot!

About the Book
A recovering alcoholic, Jake Inman has found a new, healthier addiction: training for his successful triathlon career. But when his manager is murdered and beloved goddaughter kidnapped, another obsession takes hold: doing whatever it takes to find Brandon’s killer and keep Amy safe. Jake turns to a private investigator for help in solving the case, and though he finds temptation in her whiskey-colored eyes, he knows he must resist his attraction, or risk losing his heart.
After a devastating case, Winona Wall has turned her back on her skills as a private investigator, preferring a quiet life as a part-time bartender. That is, until Jake storms into the bar, demanding her help in tracking his missing godchild. Unable to resist Jake’s charm, she reluctantly agrees. But even after Amy is found unharmed, Jake insists Amy’s mother was more involved with her kidnapping than the police suspect. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Winona must trust her instincts in order to save them all - and avoid falling in love.
Where to Buy: Amazon

About the Author
During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read 'Brer Rabbit' to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before they learned to read. Ever since then, she hasn't stopped reading or writing. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys creating, reading, and dreaming of the places she’ll visit one day.

#Blast for Circle of Dishonor by @CarlaSwafford

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John “Ice” Takahashi’s final job for The Circle has an unexpected hitch in it; he’s fallen for an innocent civilian and his enemies know it. With his mission in a shambles, he’ll do anything to protect her, including kill. So how can a man without honor prove he’s worthy of her love?

Lena Matthews feels like she’s playing with fire by dating the mysterious Master J. He’s exotic, dangerous, and exactly what she needs in her boring life. With the bad guys bearing down on them, she discovers a whole new world of sensuality that binds her heart to his forever.
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John Takahashi, also called Ice in the more deadly corners of the world, watched from the shadows as the woman slid into her Nissan Altima. He wanted to be certain she safely reached her car.

His hands tightened on the steering wheel.

A burly fellow strolled by Lena’s car and continued to the next lane without glancing her way. John’s hold eased up. If the man had attempted to attack her, bloody fat limbs would be scattered across the parking lot within seconds. He’d never allow anyone to harm her. Hell, if the man only spoke to her, John was unsure of his reaction. He’d never felt this way before. Possessiveness wasn’t his usual response. He only knew she belonged to him.

From the first moment he saw her five weeks ago, intently watching him from the coffee shop, he’d decided to meet her. Her contradicting shyness and boldness amused him. The two times he’d allowed her to see him watching her, she’d looked away, blushing. He liked that. From the way she walked and held herself, he suspected she was a woman used to taking orders from a man. After being with so many women with that certain need, he had a sixth sense about such matters.

His contacts reported that her husband had died three years earlier. She wasn’t a flirt and hadn’t dated during that period. She dressed stylishly but modestly. Her hours were spent working in her house and in the flower beds surrounding her home. Occasionally, she had lunch with friends and attended charity functions, but nothing more.

Of course, their time in the coffee shop had been a test. If she’d been too timid or too bold, their time together would have ended without a dinner invitation. He wanted a woman willing to take commands but strong enough to demand what she needed in return.

Carla Swafford is a lithe twenty-nine year old with long auburn hair and sparkling dark eyes who loves dancing with her gypsy friends. Geez! Can you tell I love writing fiction? Now for the real stuff: I'm married to my high school sweetheart and live in Alabama. I swear my stories are more exciting.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interview! Kate and the Kid by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks

Anne Rothman-Hicks was born in New York City and, except for a brief exile to the suburbs imposed by her parents, she has lived there all of her life, the latter part of which she has shared with her co-author, Kenneth Hicks, and their three children.

1. At any given time do you work on only one story at a time and maybe plot out the next one or are there many ideas racing around your head?
At any one time there are many different ideas running around in our collective heads – some half-finished, never finished or completely vague -- and we talk about them on our morning (or sometimes afternoon) walks through the streets of our neighborhood in New York City.  Ideas tend to pop up from the most unlikely sources.  For example, we wrote a children’s book called Stone Faces after finding a stone on a beach on Cape Cod that looked like a laughing man’s head in profile.  We have another ‘tween book in the works called Splotch! based on an image that appeared on the sidewalk.  In Splotch, a boy is not allowed to have a dog, but when he uploads a picture of a dog image onto his computer, the image comes to life and becomes a humorous thorn in his side.  Kate and the Kid originated after hearing a story told by a friend who had become attached to a child but was not allowed to adopt.  All of these ideas are tossed back and forth between us until a book emerges.

2. Is there a genre you haven't written in but would like to? Or wish you could write in?
We are glad that you added “or wish you could write in.”  If we could write like Stephen King, we would definitely write horror, but not being able to execute that genre nearly as well as him, we have stayed away from horror.  We could say the same thing about science fiction and the writing of Kurt Vonnegut, whom we greatly admire.  That being said, if we got an exciting idea, we might give any genre a try.  So far, we have published mainstream, mystery/suspense and ‘tween books.  We hope to complete in the next year or so a book called Minister.  It will have several parts that together span the lifetime of Daniel, the main character.

3. Do you add an element of romantic suspense in your stories?
We have romance in most of our books.  Even our ‘tween novel, Things Are Not What They Seem, has a young and very unlikely couple who are holding hands at the end of the book.  In Kate and the Kid, Kate’s relationship with her boyfriend, Roger, is threatened as she becomes more and more involved in trying to help a little girl named Jenny.  Roger thinks that Kate is making a big mistake, as do all of Kate’s friends.  Kate does not want to lose Roger, but she develops a bond with Jenny that is not easily broken either.  This provides a significant amount of tension in the novel.  In our mystery/suspense book, Mind Me, Milady, the main character begins to become involved with a guy, but is worried that he might be an actual suspect in the rapes and murders that have been occurring on New York’s Upper East Side.  The definitely adds an edge of suspense to the romance.

4. Say you have unlimited funds: What kind of writing office/cottage would you create for yourself?
This may sound very strange, but we doubt that we would change a thing.  We both love living in New York, so we would not care to have a writing spot anywhere else in the world (although in August, we might be temporarily enticed to a beach house in the dunes of Truro on Cape Cod in Massachusetts!).  Ken works at a small table set up in a corner of our bedroom with a window next to him where he looks out from time to time to check on our local mockingbird and a kestrel that occasionally perches on the water tower across the street.  Anne likes to work in a favorite chair in our living room with its big windows and lots of airy space, as well as a door out to our terrace, which is nearly as large as the inside of our apartment. 

5. If you could turn your novel into a TV show, which novel or series would you do? Where would it be set? Network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS), Cable (AMC, BBC, Lifetime) or Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz)?
Wow.  Talk about a fantasy!  Kate and the Kid would be a movie (one and a half hours) on cable or premium cable.  Our novel Mind Me, Milady, would work well as a series with the recurring main character being a female lawyer who is somewhat conflicted between wanting to make big bucks and also trying to help people who really need a lawyer.  She does some matrimonial work, which seems to provide a plenitude of plotlines!  We have another book coming out in the summer called Praise Her, Praise Diana, which (in our fantasy) could easily be a show on premium cable unfolding in about six one hour segments to complete.  It is a very involved plot with multiple characters and different threads of action, including romance, revenge, and murder, not necessarily in that order!

6. Finally, tell us about your latest release!
Kate and the Kid is about a young woman (Kate) who has just lost her job and had a major fight with her boyfriend and is tricked into taking care of a sweet but emotionally damaged six-year-old girl (Jenny) who only communicates with adults through a doll she calls “Miranda.”  Kate and Jenny are two lost souls who begin to bond after an eventful night of babysitting, including a picnic in Central Park during which they are chased by a drug dealer who turns out to be Jenny’s father (or so he claims).  Kate’s growing involvement in Jenny’s predicament causes complications for Kate and for Jenny and the people in their lives.  Essentially, this novel tells the story of the transforming effect of love on the lives of Kate and Jenny and others around them as they help each other to heal, grow, and navigate the difficult and sometimes dangerous world of New York City.

 Buy link: Amazon

Like any kid sleeping in an unfamiliar place, Jenny was up at first light. She crept into the living room and sat cross-legged within a few inches of Kate’s sleeping form. When Kate stirred, Miranda’s plastic face was pressed gently against her cheek.


“Hi, Katy!” Miranda said in her high-pitched voice.

“Hi, Miranda!” Kate replied in the deepest basso tones she could manage without harming her vocal chords.

Jenny giggled. Miranda danced with delight on the mattress.

“Say it again!”

Kate sat up, swinging her legs over the side of the bed.

“Hi, Miranda! Wasamatta?”

Jenny giggled harder than before, but Kate noticed that Jenny had changed her clothes again. Her pink shirt had a bright yellow flower on it, which matched smaller yellow flowers on her pink shorts. Miranda wore a new matching outfit also, yellow with a touch of pink.

“Girls,” Kate said very seriously now. “You didn’t go out on the fire escape again, did you?” The answer was obvious, both from the downcast look on Jenny’s face and from the fact that Miranda also turned away in apparent shame. “Please, no more walking on the fire escape? Okay? Please? Will you promise me that?”

“Yes, Katy,” Miranda said sweetly. “And Jenny promises too.”

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