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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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Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Release: Maher Men by Brenna Lyons

Maher_MenW are thrilled to show off the latest from Brenna Lyons in her bestselling Night Warriors series: MAHER MEN. It's available today on Phaze.com and coming to ARe, Amazon, and BN.com soon. By the way, you can get the rest of this series for 25% off at All Romance just for today.

About the Book

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.

Julia Farmer doesn't know she was bitten in childhood. She doesn't know she was transfused with Warrior blood. While she's not Blutjagdfrau, she shares the Warrior's drives, much to her father's dismay. There's instant attraction between Kord Maher and Julia, but when she hides the fact that she's a Warrior daughter from him, he ends up on the wrong side of the Rules of Sanction.

Shana has never taken chances. She never wanted excitement in her life. Then, her world was turned upside down. Vampires are real, and one vampire hunter seems intent on her safety--and on her. Bryant will not call a halt until Shana accepts his protection--and him--no matter what.

Adam is inflexible, abrasive, and full of himself. Jo is...completely unimpressed. Too bad, because Adam never backs down when he sees something he wants. Jo wants nothing more than to dump the warrior Kord assigned to her, but ditching one of the Maher trackers isn't as easy as one might believe. Adam Maher is one of the most infuriating men Jo has ever met. So, why can't she get him out of her mind?

Gabriel is Adam Maher's younger son. By all accounts, he's inherited the Maher hot blood. He printed at 17 and was refused. Then he made a pass at the wrong woman and found himself vilified in Hunter range. To top it all off, one of Adam's enemies has set his sights on destroying Adam by destroying his son. The beast doesn't know how effective his plan might be. The chosen bait to draw Gabriel in is the same protected who refused to be Gabe's mate a decade earlier, and his blood still hasn't cooled.

Preview

“What is it?” Maman’s voice was a whispered plea.

Julia opened her eyes, stretching beneath the light spring quilt on her bed.

“You know what,” her father commented. “Stay here. Paul and Jack will go with me.”

That simply, Julia was wide awake. Jack was going somewhere with Father. They would take her along if she was fast enough. Father would take her with them. Father never denied her anything.

She slid from her bed and pulled her shoes on over her bare feet. She strode down the hall and out the back door, turning the knob with both of her tiny hands, then bolted across the lawn to the garage. She stumbled, her nightgown catching on her shoes; Julia lifted it and ran on. Father would demand she dress before they left, but if she took the time to dress first, they might be gone before she reached them.

Julia stopped in the doorway to the garage, looking around in confusion. Her father and brothers weren’t there. She couldn’t have missed them. All four cars were still inside.

She turned back to the house, confused. Where could they have gone this late at night?

“Juu—lia.”

She turned to the sound of the whisper, her brow furrowing at a dark outline disappearing into the tree line. Julia smiled. Jack was playing with her as he often did after her nap. Was it a game of tag, then?

She rushed into the trees, following the faint rustlings and movements from tree to tree until the tree house rose high above her. “Jack?” she called, looking up the slats nailed to the tree trunk.

There was no answer.

Julia looked around; Jack was nowhere to be seen. He couldn’t ghost from her while she wore her amulet. She touched the disc to assure herself it was still there. No, he wasn’t ghosting, so he had to be teasing her. She scowled. Father didn’t allow the boys to tease her.

“Jack,” she demanded. “Show yourself, or I’ll tell Father.” Julia planted her fists on her hips.

Still, her brother didn’t show himself.

“Father will hear—” She stopped, taking a step back in surprise.

A man stepped from the trees, but it wasn’t Jack. “There you are, Julia,” he greeted her in a heavy accent she couldn’t place. “I’ve been looking for you.”

She shied from his offered hand.

The man chuckled. “Come now. Don’t you recognize me?”

Julia shook her head shyly. This man looked like a Warrior save his clothing, but it was no Warrior she knew. Who else would come here? Strangers didn’t come to their estates.

As if he read her thoughts, the man knelt down a few feet from her. “You needn’t be frightened. Could anyone harm you on Landwirt soil?”

She laughed at that, pressing her chubby fingers to her mouth. It was true. No one would dare harm her here—not while her father was Lord Farmer.

He smiled wider.

“Do you know Father?” she asked.

The man settled on the grass. “We have met each other many times.” He leaned closer to her. “I would ask your help, Julia,” he whispered in a conspiratorial tone.

“You need my help?” No one ever asked for Julia’s help. When she offered, people patted her head and sent her to play. “What kind of help?”

“I have lost my amulet.” His eyes were pained, much as Alan’s had been when he’d broken Maman’s favorite vase with his wooden practice blade.

Julia smiled. “I can get you one. Father has a whole drawer—”

“No!” He put up a calming hand as she startled. “Your Maman might see you. How would you explain your actions?”

She bit her lip, working at the problem and at a loss for an answer to it.

“I would be in even more trouble then,” he confided.

“Then how can I help?” she asked in confusion.

“If you give me your amulet...”

Julia fingered the metal disc over her chest uncertainly. “Father says—”

“Never to take it off?”

She nodded.

“Your Maman has told me you’ve lost yours before.”

Julia winced. She had lost it twice. Once, the chain broke while she was swimming. The other time, she lost it while she and Jack played in the woods.

“Did anything bad happen to you, Julia?”

“No,” she admitted.

“Do you think anything bad could happen here?”

“No.” That was said with more conviction. What could happen? Maman called this their sanctuary, and Jack said that meant it was their safe place.

“Was your father angry with you for losing your amulet?” He smiled a knowing smile at that.

Julia giggled. He knew Father well. Father was never angry with her.

“Will you help me, Julia?” His eyes were serious, hopeful.

She fingered the amulet. She’d never lied to Father. If she told him she lost the amulet—

“Julia,” he whispered.

She looked at the doll in his hand with a gasp of surprise. “Babette.”

“Yes. It is very like your Maman’s Babette, but this one has dark curls like you do and not golden like your Maman’s.”

Julia nodded, touching the doll’s beautiful pink dress.

“Trade with me,” he offered. “I will give you this Babette for your amulet.”

She nodded again, incapable of begging for the beautiful doll. It was even prettier than Maman’s Babette. Julia had longed to play with Maman’s doll for as long as she could remember. The man set the toy in her outstretched hands, and she hugged it to her chest.

“Julia,” Maman called. “Julia, where are you?”

“Quickly, Julia,” he urged her. “I must be well away before your Maman arrives.”

She pulled off the amulet and handed it to him. It slipped through his fingers and fell to the grass. Julia laughed, looking to him, intent on commenting on his clumsiness.

She went still, caught in the red glow of his eyes. Fangs sprouted in his mouth, and claws took the place of the fingernails on his hands.

Julia turned and ran, dropping the doll at the base of the tree and scrambling up the slats toward the tree house. Strictly speaking, she wasn’t allowed up there without Jack or Paul, but there were worse things in life than a broken arm.

“Julia,” Maman called again, annoyance in her tone.

A hand fisted in the back of her nightgown and yanked Julia from her perch. She screamed as she fell, kicking as fingers bit into her upper arms.

“Julia!” Maman was closer now, her voice panicked.

Julia screamed again at a sharp pain in her shoulder. Her body went leaden and her mind disconnected from the world around her. Memories danced in her mind: playing with Jack, riding on Father’s shoulders, cuddling in Maman’s arms when she was ill.

“No!” Maman screamed.

About the Author

Brenna Lyons wears many hats, sometimes all on the same day: former president of EPIC, author of more than 95 published works, office administrator, columnist, special needs teacher, wife, mother...and member in good standing of more than 60 writing advocacy groups. In her first nine years published in novel-length, she's won 3 EPIC e-Book Awards (out of 15 finalists) and finaled for 3 PEARLS (including one Honorable Mention, second to NY Times Bestseller Angela Knight), 2 CAPAS, and a Dream Realm Award. She's also taken Spinetingler's Book of the Year for 2007. Brenna writes milieu-heavy dark fiction, mainly science fiction, fantasy and horror, straight genre, romance and erotic crosses, poetry, articles, and essays. She teaches everything from marketing to choosing an indie publisher, and she's been called "one of the most deviant erotic minds in publishing today" by Fallen Angels. Find out more about Brenna at Youtube or her site http://www.brennalyons.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hot 99 Cent Deals from Phaze Books!

Now through the end of the month, save big on select titles from Phaze Books to celebrate our 10th anniversary! If you love contemporary, paranormal, LGBT, or historical romance with heat, we have a great mix to add to your digital reader now!

Pick up these favorites from top Phaze Books authors today:

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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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Phaze Books Turns 10!

Ten years ago this month, Phaze Books launched with five digital-first erotic romances. We opened for business as an imprint of Mundania Press highlighting the spicier side of eBooks at a time when publishers like Ellora's Cave and New Concepts Publishing had caught the attention of readers. People wanted more hot romances, and we've spent the last decade delivering! We are thrilled to celebrate ten years of business!

To kick off the next ten years, we're discounting some of our favorite Phaze Books titles this month. Sixteen books in all, but for the next two weeks the following are just 99 cents in eBook at Amazon, All Romance, and Barnes and Noble:

Fascination Street by Bridget Midway - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Hunks: Too Hot to Touch by Marie Rochelle - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK (coming soon)

Mary and the Bear by Zena Wynn - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Morningstar by Jade Falconer - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Hot Georgia Winds by Charlotte Boyett-Compo - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Three Days in New York City by Robin Slick - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK (coming soon)

Truth or Dare by Leigh Ellwood - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Twice the Cowboy by James Buchanan - All Romance / Kindle / NOOK

Check with us on the 16th for more 99 cent deals!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Fright Night Blog Hop

We are thrilled to be part of the Fright Night Blog Hop! Find out how you can win a $10 gift certificate to Phaze Books!

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Creepy, kooky, spooky, ooky, sexy! We love Halloween and all the things associated with it. We especially love romance that thrills and chills - sexy alpha shapeshifters and daring, kickass vamps and she-wolves. Paranormals are a favorite at Phaze Books, and if you've browsed your site you may have found a few for your digital reader. If you asked us to recommend one, we couldn't narrow the field. We have enjoyed all of them. Whether you love sensual vampires, incredible shifter heroes, or lusty werewolves, we have what you want to read.

What is your favorite scary book? Do you go for paranormal, sci-fi or straight-up horror? Comment below and we'll put your name in the draw for a $10 gift credit to our site!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

New from Jennifer Mueller + 99 Cents at Kindle

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New From Jennifer Mueller

Download Today from Phaze.com

A New Beginning

Emma's life hasn't been easy, but when she got married nine years earlier it was supposed to get better. Then the Civil War happened leaving her alone with Charlie, Jacob's son and little else.
One year together in all that time before he announces they have a new home in  Cimarron, New Mexico. What else should she expect but him leaving her in the house alone again the very day they arrive.
But when Jacob gets himself killed it starts a new beginning, if only they had a way to keep food on the table.  And Matt Colton riding up with cattle solves more than one problem.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New From Melissa Jackson, Plus 99 Cent Kindle Deals!

Now available at Phaze.com! It's time to get DOWN AND DIRTY!

A brief glimpse of his naked body and Rebecca Eastman is reduced to peeping through his window. She knows it is wrong, but she cannot resist Justin Connelly, her friend and ex-lover. He tempts her wicked nature, stirring up a thirst that no others have been to quench.

Preview and order Down and Dirty at Phaze.com now!
 

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This week we offer a scintillating mix of sensual romance for readers of all genres. Don't wait to fill your reader with these titles from Phaze favorites, each under a dollar!

Anything But Anderson's by Tysche Dwai: These aren't the fairytales you read in school. Enjoy these delightfully sexy takes on classic stories.

Apache Eyes by Yeva Wiest (F/F): When Jenny falls under the spell of Miakoda, the daughter of the legendary Apache chief Cohise, she is forever lost in the power of Miakoda's Apache eyes.

Around the World by Jade Falconer (M/M): What would a gorgeous young thing like Patrick want with a tired old globetrotter like Stephan? As it turn out, quite a bit.

Asian Spice by Dana Littlejohn (M/F): East meets West in this steamy interracial romance. It starts as a fling, but could it be true love for keeps?

Aural Sex by Ann  Regentin (M/F): Max and Bianca make the best of a long-distance relationship, and make beautiful music together.

 

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Every day we add a new deal to All Romance eBooks. Visit the Phaze catalog at ARe today and grab a hot bargain. Titles and pricing will vary.

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Cover Reveal: Damsel in Distress by Brenna Lyons

Coming soon from bestselling author Brenna Lyons: Damsel in Distress!

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 week, 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.

About the Author

Brenna Lyons wears many hats, sometimes all on the same day: former president of EPIC, author of more than 85 published works, administrative assistant for Silver Publishing, columnist, special needs teacher, wife, mother...and member in good standing of more than 60 writing advocacy groups.

In her first seven years published in novel-length, she's won 2 EPIC e-Book Awards (out of 11 finalists) and finaled for 3 PEARLS (including one Honorable Mention, second to NY Times Bestseller Angela Knight), 2 CAPAS, and a Dream Realm Award. She's also taken Spinetingler's Book of the Year for 2007.

Brenna writes milieu-heavy dark fiction, mainly science fiction, fantasy and horror, straight genre, romance and erotic crosses, poetry, articles and essays. She teaches everything from marketing to choosing an indie publisher, and she's been called "one of the most deviant erotic minds in publishing today" by Fallen Angels.

Find out more about Brenna at Youtube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b61pN_MzszI]!

Website: http://www.brennalyons.com