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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Now Available: Damsel in Distress by Brenna Lyons

Pick up Brenna Lyons's latest Night Warriors story at Phaze.com today!

About the Book

Nothing in his training has prepared Corey for the Beast enclave he encounters. They are serial torturers. They take trophies of their kills. They may even be flesh eaters. Expunging them is the least he can do to give their latest victim peace of mind.

After three days in the hands of the Beasts, Hannah is scarred, blood weak, and suffering severe PTSD. The fact that the Beasts got away with their crimes in Armen range is a stain on the entire house and will be for centuries.

The only person Hannah trusts is Corey. With the aid of the Stone in controlling his sexual drives, can he help Hannah reclaim her life and her sexuality? Can she accept any man after what the Beasts did to her? Only time will tell.
Preview

Hannah tried to force herself to move, but the pain made her head spin. There was no chance she would make it to her feet, less chance she could find her way home in the near future. Even finding her way to a phone and help seemed beyond her wildest dreams.

She raised her head, focusing blearily on a doorway and light beyond. Light was good. The...things—whatever they were, because they certainly weren’t human—didn’t like the light. She knew that much. Hannah reached a hand out, dragging herself across the cold tile toward her only hope. Light.

Until the sun goes down again, and it starts all over. She shuddered at that, certain she’d be no closer to freedom when that moment came. Just the thought of claws and teeth—and their bodies touching hers—wrenched a sob from her.

Whatever they were—vampires or some other kind of monster—they reveled in blood and pain. They drank the blood from the cuts they inflicted, and they drank the blood torn from her battered tissues after sex. Part of her wished they’d drink enough to send her into shock and kill her, but they hadn’t so far. They healed the wounds, just enough to make sure the blood wasn’t wasted and that they didn’t take too much at once. Anemic or not, she wasn’t going to die of blood loss anytime soon.

The shaft of sunlight beckoned, and Hannah made her way toward it, each inch gained sending shards of agony through her thighs and abdomen. Even her bruised and scarred body didn’t ache as much as the sorely-used center of her sexuality.

She needed to touch the light more than she needed water or food, needed this small victory more than she needed freedom. While her heart argued that last, her rational mind knew there was no chance of escape...save this small one.

It seemed to take forever to reach it. Her heart pounded with every muscle-clenching slide across the cold floor. Her head spun in the certainty that it was some trick, that it was a strong artificial light meant to give her false hope, that it would disappear the moment she reached it and the torture would start again. Alternately, she feared the sun was going down, that she’d reach the light just as it faded away naturally.

Hannah held her breath at the threshold of the larger room; her hand hovered at the edge of the light, shaking. She stared at the bright glow surrounding her fingers, blinking hard to make the tears clouding the beautiful vision fall. With one last gargantuan heave, Hannah pulled herself into the light, turning to catch the rays on her face, her entire body trembling.

They could kill her now. If she had this for just a few minutes, she could die without a qualm.

Monday, December 15, 2014

99 Cent Holiday Romances to Heat Up Your Nights!

Where you can find 10 hot romances under a dollar each? Now through New Year's Eve, we've marked some of our favorite Phaze Books holiday treats. Collect them all for under ten dollars!

Juicy, Melty, Fun to Share by August Li (AMZ / ARE / BN) - Providing refreshment for Darren’s fetish party may prove more work and stress than Nick’s overloaded body can handle, or it may provide just the evening of release that he needs.

Melting the Ice Queen by Aurora Black (AMZ / ARE / BN) - David Shaw is alone at his winter retreat when by chance he meets Christabel, a woman known for her cold heart. Immediately enchanted by the mysterious stranger, he is determined to break down her icy defenses as he falls hard.

Oh Yes, Virginia Elaina Huntley (AMZ / ARE / BN) - When Virginia Madison is bumped from her flight on Christmas Eve, help arrives in the form of dashing Christopher K. Ringle. The offer of a private jet and his company are too good to resist and she gladly climbs aboard for a flight to remember.

Potent Spirits by Aurora Black (AMZ / ARE / BN) - With the help of three hunky spirits, Vivian takes the most erotic and revealing journey of her life. Their sizzling touches on her skin teach her about the passionate, strong woman she really is inside... and a special someone's true feelings. 'Tis the season to make love.

Reindeer Games by Dana Littlejohn (AMZ / ARE) - Kinze and Taylor have had an arrangement for the last three years. They were both single, but kept each other in mind for holidays, parties and other functions whenever the mood struck. Even though their current understanding was Kinze’s idea, she wanted to be more.

S'Mores by Jalena Burke (AMZ / ARE / BN) - Alyssa thought she was spending a quiet, romantic Christmas in a mountain cabin with her husband, but when he tells her that his mother is coming and won’t agree to say they have other plans, Alyssa leaves without him. When Alyssa arrives there, she realizes how much she misses her husband, though it’s too late for her now. Or is it?

Santa Please by Jade Falconer (AMZ / ARE / BN) - When handsome and distinguished Ian took a job as a department store Santa, he was just looking for a little extra money and some relief from the loneliness of the holiday season. What he found was the gorgeous James, hired to be his elf.

Snow Falling on Lovers by Adrianna Dane (AMZ / ARE / BN) - A dominant lover takes his submissive partner on a weekend getaway to the mountains. Winter wonderland will never hold the same meaning after this. A secluded cabin, a steamy sleigh ride, a candlelit dinner, and a moonlit walk in the snow, have never been this passionate...or hot!

The Spirit of Giving by Cat Kane (AMZ / ARE / BN) - Stolen Christmas gifts by an inept thief set in motion an unlikely relationship between two young men that blossoms into something more.

Twas the Night After Christmas by Susan DiPlacido (AMZ / ARE / BN) - When Joe meets sexy Marie, he bets his pal that he can score with the feisty redhead before Christmas. But will that wager cost him the best present of his life?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Now Available: Unexpected Daddy by Brenna Lyons

Now available at Phaze.com, M/M contemporary romance from bestseller Brenna Lyons!

About the Book

When twenty-six-year-old Joey Beirs is summoned to the emergency room one evening, the last thing he expects to find is that his twin brother and Jeremy's wife have both been killed in a car accident, leaving him an unexpected daddy to his newborn niece, Abby. Closing in on the end of his leave from work, Joey has to find suitable childcare for Abby. After yet another interview turns south, Joey is accosted by homophobic bigots and saved by Geoff Allread.

Geoff is in his forties, an out-of-work carpenter whose unemployment is running out, soon to be faced with working in fast food or retail to keep food on the table in the recession. He's also late to come out of the closet, a wounded man who has lost everything by admitting what he is... including his daughter from his ill-fated marriage. Geoff is good with kids and adores Abby. It's a match made in heaven. At forty-three, Geoff needs a job that doesn't mean asking if someone wants fries, and Joey needs someone who's good with Abby.

But can both of them overcome their hurts and accept that the age difference doesn't matter as much as finding what they've both lost... a stable family?

Preview

Joey Biers sprinted through the ER doors and to the desk. “Jeremy and Alison Biers,” he panted out.
“If you’ll have a seat, Mister—”
“They said it was an emergency.”
She shot him a look that said Joey was an idiot.
“I know everything here is technically an emergency, but—”
“If you’ll just take a seat, sir,” she suggested. “I’ll see what I can find out for you.”
The urge to pound his fist into the desk was overridden by the fact that he wouldn’t learn anything about his brother and sister-in-law while sitting in a jail cell. Joey swallowed his pride and murmured his acceptance. That settled—for the moment—he ambled to the closest empty seat and all but collapsed into it.
The mad dash across town, coupled with a long day at the office, had taken its toll on him. Joey waited long enough to see the secretary at the desk dialing the phone before he closed his eyes and laid his head back on the cement block wall.
Sounds became muted, and he drifted in a semiconscious state. Rushing feet and announcements faded into the background. If it weren’t for the acrid smells of sickness and antiseptics, he would surely have fallen asleep almost immediately.
As it was, it seemed he sat there for an inordinately long time. He was on the verge of going back to the desk to ask for an update, when a soft, female voice spoke from very close to him.
“Mister Biers?”
Joey levered his eyelids up and took stock of her. The doctor wasn’t much older than his own twenty-six years, he’d wager, a petite brunette that would have been just his twin’s type a few years ago.
Before he met Alison. “Yes. I’m Joey Biers.”
“If you’d come with me, please.” She turned without waiting for an answer and led the way through the double doors into the treatment area.
Joey tried hard not to peek into any of the alcoves. She would stop at whichever one was important to him, and the misery of others was none of his business.
It wasn’t until they stopped at the elevator that he started to question where they were going. “They’ve been admitted?” Why hadn’t anyone told him that? How bad were their injuries?
Bad. They said it was an emergency and I shouldn’t waste time.
The doctor surged through the parting elevator doors and punched a button, forcing Joey to follow her. The doors closed them in.
“Doctor, I don’t mean to be rude, but I want some answers.”
She didn’t look at him. “I know you do. You’ll have to forgive me for being at a loss. One of the plus sides to going in obstetrics is not having to give bad news often. I’m… a little out of practice.”
Obstetrics. Alison was a month from her due date. “Did they lose the baby? Or did something happen to Alison?” It was out before he had a chance to brace himself for what might be said.
No matter which member of his family Jeremy had lost, his brother would be crushed. If he’s lost them both, I don’t think he’ll survive it.
The doctor looked up at him, her brown eyes tired and soulful. “There was an accident.”
“Yes. The police said that.” A drunken driver had run his brother’s car into a ditch. Both Jeremy and Alison had been severely injured. What a lousy thing to tell someone over the phone. Just that and nothing more.
“Your brother managed to get his wife out.”
“Alison.” For some reason, it was important that the doctor use her name. Joey couldn’t say what difference it made, but it made one.
“Alison. Yes…” She fidgeted and looked away for a moment. When she looked back, she’d steeled her expression.
The elevator doors opened, but neither of them moved. The doctor pressed the button to keep them where they were.
“Your brother didn’t make it out of the wreckage alive. He got tangled in the seatbelt and… there was water in the ditch.”
He drowned. The mental image sent shivers down Joey’s spine. He nodded dumbly. Alison was going to be distraught. It was definitely the wrong time for that.
The doctor exited the elevator, and Joey followed her. For a moment, they walked in silence.
“How is Alison?”
She didn’t answer immediately.
Finally, the doctor stopped and turned to look at him again. “Her injuries were too severe. I’m sorry. We tried everything.”
His head in a flat spin, Joey tried to control his anger. “Why did you bring me up here, if there’s nothing left?” he snapped.
Her flitting hand movement drew Joey’s eyes toward the huge plate glass window. Two rows of clear plastic bassinettes sat in the center of the room, all but a few of them occupied with tiny newborns.
Before he could question if one of them was his niece or nephew, the doctor pressed a buzzer and stated his last name.
Our last name. My gods, there’s a baby in there who has no one else now. He or she depends on me.
One of the hovering nurses nodded and plucked a baby from the closer row. She turned toward the window, holding a swaddled infant with a pink knitted cap. Golden curls, which matched his own and Jeremy’s, poked around the edges of the cap.
Tears burned at Joey’s eyes. “A girl. She’s… Is she okay?”
A smile flirted with the doctor’s lips. “She’s perfect, but we’ll be keeping an eye on her for a few days.” She paused for a moment. “Alison named her Abigail. Abigail Juliet Biers.”
“Abby.” It had been the forerunner in the name race, he knew. Joey stared at her, his heart pounding. I don’t know how to take care of a baby, but I guess I better learn quickly.
“I have to ask you this,” the doctor hedged.
Joey peeled his gaze away from his niece and focused it on the squirming doctor, warning bells going off in his head. “Ask me what?”
“Do you feel you can care for Abigail?” She shifted, as if in discomfort. “There are alternatives—”
“Not a chance. Abby stays with me.” After the years he and Jeremy spent in foster care, there was no way strangers were going to take his niece away from the family. I’m not much family, but family comes first.
She didn’t second guess him. Her smile was wide and heartfelt. “In that case, I should probably introduce you to the nursery staff. If you need help, the nurses would be glad to show you the basics of baby care.”
His heart eased a notch. “Thanks. That would be great.” Thank goodness. I don’t have to do this alone.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Colors of Love Blog Hop

Welcome, readers, to our little corner of the Color of Love Blog Hop! We are thrilled to help celebrate multicultural and interracial romance, one of our biggest selling genres. There are a few giveaways below - ours and the one for the whole hop. Don't forget to enter both.

If you have browse the Phaze Books catalog, you'll find many titles in these categories by some familiar names. Here are a few recent titles you may enjoy:

Last Call by Bridget Midway - Eminence Dutton is at a crossroad. At work, she's up for a promotion that's she's not sure she can do. Her love life with her librarian has hit a wall. She gets an invitation from her former best friend to a new night club opening. Each decision has her shaking in her sensible shoes. The only thing that would complicate her life more would be to see her old high school boyfriend.

Alpha Male Incorporated 3: Take Control by Marie RochelleRaya August wasn’t interested in having Thorsten as her mate. In her mind, he was a playboy looking for another challenge to conquer but he wouldn’t find it with her. She wasn’t into playing games and she wasn’t about to start now with him.

If he wanted her heart, he would have to earn it.

Jackie's Red Mustang by Marina CrossJackie Chase likes her ordered, well-managed life. She’s got everything a woman could want and works hard to keep it that way. However, her desire for control is driving her lover away from her.

Stuart Marshall loves Jackie’s quest for excellence in everything she does. Even so, the Las Vegas city planner has begun to feel like he’s on the outside of her life looking in.

Phaze Books are available at All Romance, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. You can also purchase from our website. We hope you will keep an eye out for future IR/MC romances from our authors!

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Holiday Romances Starting at 99 Cents!

Now through midnight EST December 2, visit Phaze.com and get 35% off all eBooks and paperbacks! This includes the new M/M romance from Brenna Lyons, THE WARRIOR'S MAN!

Use the code BLACK in the promo box when you check out.


Terry has been attracted to men as long as he’s been attracted to women, but he never followed through. Warriors of Armen tend to fall fast and hard for women they save, so why waste time on a man, when there’s a woman somewhere in the world for you? He falls fast and hard, but it’s not a woman he saves that catches his attention and stokes his need to print. It’s Stevie. A Warrior has never printed on another man before. Will the rules of sanction stretch far enough to allow him to claim what he really wants?

Win a $20 Gift Card to Phaze.com! Visit our blog for the Cranberries and Spice Blog Hop and enter to win, now through December 5!

$.99/$1.99 Specials, Now Through December 15!


Looking for holiday romance? Pick up these themed favorites at a great discount for a limited time:


A Winter's Dare by Leigh Ellwood - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Add a Little Mistletoe by Aliyah Burke 
- All Romance / Amazon / B&N

All I Want For Christmas is You by Brenna Lyons - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Baby, It's Cold Outside by Ellen Addie - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Christmas Nick for Everyone by Jaxx Steele - All Romance / Amazon 

Christmas With Holly by Dana Littlejohn - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Cold Hands, Warm... by Jade Falconer - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Her Snowbound Knight by Kasey Moone - All Romance / Amazon 

Home for the Holiday by Wendy Stone - All Romance / Amazon 

How to Ruin Christmas for a Vampire by Dahlia Rose and Crymsyn Hart - All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Sale on Print and eBooks at Phaze!

Now through midnight EST December 2, visit Phaze.com and get 35% off all eBooks and paperbacks! This includes the latest in the Night Warriors series from Brenna Lyons, MAHER MEN!

Use the code BLACK in the promo box when you check out.

The blue-eyed Maher men have always caused a stir. When Kord finds his mate, he doesn't know that the stone has a hand in destiny once again. The stone needs a suitable warrior for the K├Ânig princess, and a mixing of the bloodlines alone will make the match.

Win a $20 Gift Card to Phaze.com! Visit our blog for the Cranberries and Spice Blog Hop and enter to win, now through December 5!

99 Cent Specials, Now Through November 30!


Pick up these favorites from top Phaze Books authors today for 99 cents each:

Relationships by Piers Anthony (Anthology) All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Last Chance for Love by Brenna Lyons (Fantasy, 1st in the Kegin Series) All Romance / Amazon /B&N

Shadow Cat by Zoe LaPage (Paranormal) All Romance / Amazon / B&N

For Old Times' Sake by Sarah Winn (Contemporary) All Romance / Amazon / B&N

JazzNoir: Seidr by N (BDSM) All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Sunninghill Snow by Christine London (Romantic Suspense) All Romance / Amazon /B&N

Kiss of the Sun by Racheal Pierce (Paranormal) All Romance / Amazon / B&N

Silver Wings edited by Leigh Ellwood (Gay Steampunk) All Romance / Amazon


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Watch for new releases from Kally Jo Surbeck, Marie Rochelle, and more great romance authors this winter!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cranberries & Spice Blog Hop

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the Cranberries and Spice blog hop. Enter our giveaway to win a $20 GC to Phaze Books!

Happy Thanksgiving from Phaze Books! We are currently celebrating our tenth anniversary and wish to thank all our great readers for your support. It's been a fun ride, and we look forward to the next decade of hot romance.

We are amazed by how the romance genre has evolved over the last ten years. When we first launched in 2004 there was no Amazon Kindle, no NOOK reader, no iBooks. We sold our digital books on our website (still do) and distributed through Fictionwise. A few years later All Romance eBooks launched and introduced us to a new audience of romance lovers. For a time only our print books were found at Amazon, but when the Kindle came out we could showcase our entire catalog.

We wonder what the next ten years will bring. More digital reading devices? More booksellers? We have recently put several of our titles in audio format for your enjoyment....what's next? Maybe a movie? ;-)

We hope you will check out some of our romances, either at our site or through ARe, Amazon, and B&N. Be sure to enter our giveaway below for the big prize!


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