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Monday, March 02, 2015

Monday Menagerie: Rock Stars, Wolves, and the Quiet Ones

Welcome to March! They say the month comes in like a lion...more like a snow lion depending on where you live. Monday's a great time to add some love to your digital reader, and we picked three stories from our catalog we think you will enjoy.

Sex Type Thing by Jade Falconer (M/M)

Buy: Phaze / AMZ / ARe / BN

It doesn't look good for one of rock's most famous faces to cause a wreck, especially if he's been drinking. Yet Ian Jeffries does just that, right into another man's car. Musician Tony Simpson isn't amused by the damage, despite being taken by tabloid magnet Ian.

Ian's willing to do anything to keep away more bad publicity. Luckily, Tony's willing to see the good in the rock scene's latest bad boy.

To Tame a Wolf by Wendy Stone (M/F)

Buy: PhazeARe / BN

Rose hadn't had the easiest of beginnings in this world. Her father had been killed, her mother taken by their conqueror. But when the Black Hawke decided he wanted to marry her mother and raise her as his daughter, Rose's mother hadn't been able to refuse.

But now Rose had reached her eighteenth season and a marriage contract had been made, a man chosen. Rose's excitement waned though, when her bridegroom seemed almost disinterested, caring little of her welfare or her comfort.

A stranger watched her, a handsome knightly man with fair hair and eyes that seemed to know what she looked like without her chemise. Would Rose be able to resist this man, to stay faithful to her bridegroom who showed such little concern for her? Would she be able to go back to Geoffrey and do what her father asked or would taming a Wolf be more to her liking? Would she be torn apart by this battle between her Wulf and the bridegroom chosen by her father or will she find the happily ever after she so desperately wants?

Strong, Silent Type by Gregory L. Norris (M/F)

Buy: Phaze / ARe / BN

Aspiring writer Tabitha Lawford and her emerald-eyed muse have a falling out, right when she thinks their relationship couldn't be better or more passionate. All attempts to woo him back fail and, as a last resort, Tabi signs them both up for a weekend of couple's therapy -- at a writer's retreat held at a remote mountain lodge.

Determined they'll either end their relationship completely or she'll get him to loosen his tight lips and stop the silent treatment, Tabi adds a bit of playful experimentation to spice up their stalled love life: writing on an antique Underwood typewriter instead of her laptop. Tabi has given up the ghost -- but can she win him back?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cold Nights, Hot Reads Blog Hop

Welcome to our corner of the blog hop! We are thrilled to share some hot romances to help you get over this winter that won't go away. What's your pleasure: contemporary, historical, kink, or manlove? We have a bit of everything and hope you'll try our authors.

All of these titles are 30% off at All Romance eBooks for the duration of this hop. It's a great chance to save on some great erotic romances:

Southern Comfort by Nikki London -  Kristen Meadows has faithfully served political strategist Jason Rosenberg for over four years. As his personal assistant, her duties range anywhere from coffee and doughnut runs to arranging meetings on Capitol Hill. She has been everything from his last-minute date to his drinking buddy, and while they make an effort to keep no secrets, there is one thing Kris knows she can never share with Jay. The fact that she's in love with him.

Fluid Motion by Darien Cox - Darcy James' life blew up in her face after her husband disappeared with her newly acquired inheritance. All she has left in the world is the White Birch Inn, formerly run by her grandmother, so she takes over operations in the mountain ski village. Still damaged from her husband's betrayal, she has trouble connecting with men. But while her emotions are damaged, her libido is not, and she begins spying on a gorgeous tenant who's moved into one of her suites at the inn.

Geisha For Hire by Shawn Bailey - Jayce Ito thought there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his childhood best friend, Marley Bonds, until she asked him to help her out posing as a geisha for a client’s birthday party. He’d done a lot of foolish things for Marley, but this just bordered on insanity--especially when the recipient of the gift turned out to be none other than his new boss, Reuben Danza.

Jaleesa's Pleasure by Erosa Knowles -  Niko and Jaleesa fight through her family issues and wade the treacherous waters of his job. The company he is a partner in has been trying to purchase a particular piece of land from Jaleesa, and someone is stealing from Niko's project to the point they are willing to kill him to keep it a secret.

The Sacred King by Laura Gill - As the Achaean Greeks consolidate their hold on Minoan Crete, the former priestess Ariadne and her husband, the Achaean prince Taranos, struggle with both personal tragedy and political difficulties. Centuries of Cretan tradition are overturned as a vicious Achaean mercenary becomes Sacred King and takes the new High Priestess as his concubine.

Honorbound by Barbara Donlon Bradley -  Nurtoru has inadvertently gotten her into this mess. Now he has to get her out. He has done dozens of these rescues, normally in and out quickly, but not this time. Kese sees the stranger who came to save her and knows this is an opportunity to get all her friends rescued. They deserved their freedom too.

May the Best Man Win by Brenna Lyons - When Bainbridge Carter meets up with David Evans, his ex-best friend, to get the prototype of a weapon that will allow them to level the playing field, he gets two surprises. The first is that David has gotten himself shot in one of his patented impatient and intemperate moments. The second is that David is playing a very deadly game. As he lays dying, David reveals he has hidden the microchips necessary to control the rifle with Aurora, his wife, the woman both men have been in love with for the last 16 years, a woman trapped behind enemy lines with her daughter. It is up to Bain and the Free Nationalists to find the chips ... and the woman that has them.

The Detective's Lover by Aliyah Burke - Fallon Maddox is reunited with her family the day they bury her father. She has no idea that coming home will be the beginning of an adventure she may not survive and even if she does, her life will never be the same. Ian Cavanaugh is a homicide detective who is wrapped up in a case that may not be as simple as it first appears. The deceased is the father of a group of foster children who had made quite a reputation for themselves when he was growing up. He knew it was in his best interest to get the case solved ... and fast.

Stay warm! Good luck in this week's giveaways, too.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

50% Off All Phaze Titles Today at ARe!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New From Kally Jo Surbeck: The Awakening


The Awakening is available now at Phaze.com!

A Balanced Choice

Some say she dances too close to Hades, controlling life and death. She laughs at those fools. Why dance with a god of the Underworld when it’s her power that determines when humans pass?

Her sisters call her morbid, again she laughs. Two of her sisters are called artists--a weaver and a mixer. That's what they are. Her third sister left them all hanging.

No. Atropos believes it is she who is the true artist. The knowledge of life and death gives humans their ultimate passion and ultimate drive. Therefore, with her shears she breathes passion, hope, sadness, sorrow, drive, and determination, all that and more, she breathes into the human with the snip of her shears.

But, what if she miscalculates a life? What if a time is cut too short?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Share the Love Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us at the Share the Love Blog Hop. We are pleased to celebrate the blogs that keep the book community talking. We have a giveaway, too!

First, we'd like to invite you to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and receive news on new book and sales.

Now to share the love. :)

There are so many blogs out there we wish to thank. We're grateful to AReCafe and Cover Reveals for showcasing some of our titles, and Happy Ever After at USA Today has spotlighted some of our authors in the past.

A number of our authors are quite prolific in the blogging realm, too. Barbara Donlon Bradley interviews authors often, Christine London highlights her travels, and Leigh Ellwood talks about the books she's read.

What are some of your favorite book/author blogs?

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All The Fixin' by Marie Rochelle, Now in Second Edition!

Now in its Second Edition, the bestselling romance by Marie Rochelle! Buy now at Phaze.com - soon to other retailers.

Coming later this winter: a hot new series from Marie - The Williams Sisters!

All the Fixin'
$4.99 eBook / $12.95 print

Shea Anderson has longed to feel hazel-eyed hunk Craig Clark Evans' lips pressed against hers. But Craig has hated her from the moment he met her at his aunt's house. His dislike for her grew after his aunt left her as the sole owner of her company, Luscious Lips.

Craig Clark Evans is determined to uncover how Shea tricked his dying aunt into signing over all the stocks of the family business to her and not him, but every time he looks into her dark eyes, his desire for her grows and other, more pleasurable thoughts enter his mind.


However, it doesn't matter how much he might want the ebony goddess in his bed, he plans to do whatever it takes to get his family business back. Will Craig come to his senses before it's too late and Shea's love for him is gone forever?

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Preview

"I can't believe this shit!" Craig growled, jumping up from his seat and slapping his hand on the polished table. "I know she did something to trick my aunt into signing those papers."

"Please take your seat, Mr. Evans. I won't have that kind of outburst again in my office," Mr. Terry threatened, pushing his glasses back up his nose. "This will contains your aunt's final wishes, unless you can prove she wasn't of sound mind when she wrote it."

Craig Evans fell back into his seat and glared across the table at the woman he had grown to hate over the last two years of his aunt's life.

"Fine, don't worry, Mr. Terry. I'll find a way to prove that Miss Anderson isn't the nice, sweet woman she's pretending to be. She used my dying aunt's kindness to get her money."

"Mr. Evans, once again I ask that you please refrain from saying nasty comments about Miss Anderson," Mr. Terry said. "She has been sitting here without saying a word for the past hour. Maybe you could learn something from her."

Craig narrowed his eyes at his nemesis sitting across from him at the table. Sure, she would be quiet and not stir up any trouble. Why would she after his aunt left her in charge of an estate worth over six million dollars? She would never have to work again.

Today she was playing the role of grieving friend, wearing a slim black dress that molded her curves. Subconsciously his gaze was drawn to the small silt in the front, just revealing a hint of rich, Hershey chocolate skin. She even had pulled her shoulder length bob haircut back into a tight bun, displaying her jawbone. He had to give her credit, Shea Anderson looked devastated about the passing of his Aunt Rebecca, but he didn't trust her as far as he could throw her.

How did she not know his aunt was the founder of the firming and plumping lipstick chain? Luscious Lips had been in his family for years, and he was the only living relative. How in the hell didn't he get the company? He was close to his aunt, so there was no way she wouldn't have left it to him. No, Shea did something to trick his aunt, and he would find out what it was.

"Mr. Evans, are you listening?" his aunt's lawyer interrupted, making him push thoughts of Shea to the back of his mind, but only for the moment.

"Sorry, Mr. Terry, my mind was somewhere else for a few moments. I apologize," he answered, "Can you repeat what you just said?"

Mr. Terry pushed his glasses up for the fourth time today, then shifted his gaze from him back over to Shea before he continued. "Your aunt left a clause in the will."

"Thank God!" he burst out, happy his Aunt Rebecca hadn't been completely fooled by the sexy siren in front of him.

"Craig, I'm not going to warn you again about speaking your mind. One more comment and I'm done reading this will," Mr. Terry threatened.

"I apologize. I swear that was my last outburst."

"It better be," Mr. Terry said. "The clause in your aunt's will stipulates that Ms. Anderson has until Thanksgiving to turn down the estate. If Shea doesn't claim it, the estate automatically goes to you with no questions asked."

Craig knew there was no way in hell Shea was going to turn down that kind of money. Someone like her had finally found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and giving it back certainly wouldn't enter her mind.

"Mr. Terry, I don't want Rebecca's money. I didn't become her friend for that," Shea's raspy voice interrupted, making him looking back at the woman who had tormented him for months. "I'll sign them over to Craig right now."

"I'm sorry, Miss. Anderson, but you can't sign the papers until then."

"Okay…then I'll be back in touch with you in a couple of weeks," she said, surprising Craig. What was she up to now?

Craig watched as Shea grabbed her jacket off the back of the chair and made her way toward the door. He hated how he noticed everything was perfect on her five-feet, five-inch frame. She didn't even glance in his direction as she went past his chair, out the door.

"Craig, don't you bully her into not taking the estate," his aunt's lawyer warned him as he gathered up the will and other papers off the desk. "Rebecca had her mind up until the day she died. If she left Shea all that money it was for a reason. Now it's up to you to find out why."

"The only thing I have to do is be here on the day Shea signs over what's belongs to me," Craig stated, getting up from his seat. He left with room without a backward glance in his aunt's lawyer's direction.

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The Queen of Tease: If you want to read interracial romance stories that leaves you panting for more and turning the pages faster than you can read them. Marie is for you.

After reading her first “dirty” book as a teenager, Marie knew she had to become a writer. She started writing a few years ago because she wanted to reach for her dream. She writes her characters so her fans will believe in the Happily Ever After. She loves collecting bear figurines and reading a HOT book when she gets the chance.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Paranormal from Nelli Rees

Ghost Love by Nelli Rees, now at Phaze.com in eBook and Print!
TRUE LOVE CONQUERS ALL... EVEN DEATH.
MOSCOW 1989. As the Soviet Union crumbles a young, na├»ve and idealistic Russian girl, Tonia Voronina, meets and falls in love with an English boy, Peter Monroe. Theirs is a forbidden romance: forbidden by the Soviet authorities and by Peter’s family. 
ENGLAND, PRESENT DAY. Recently divorced Toni Graham comes to live in ‘The Nook’ and there discovers that Peter had always loved her and tried to protect her from the jealous and vindictive Maintree clan. 
TWO INTERTWINED STORIES OF A LOVE LOST AND FOUND … WITH A FLAVORING OF THE SUPERNATURAL.

$4.99 eBook, $12.95 print - add to Goodreads!
About Nelli

Nelli Rees was born in Moscow, Russia where she trained as a linguist and a musician.

She met her future husband Englishman Rod and together they worked and traveled around Russia, finally coming to live in England in 1998.

Nelli has had several successful careers, among them recording a critically acclaimed nu-jazz album “Jazz Noir,” becoming an award-winning jewelry maker, writing a book “Glass Bead Jewelry Projects,” and doing all this whilst being a mother and a wife.

“Ghost Love” is Nelli’s first novel and draws heavily on her own experiences as a young woman in Soviet Russia and the obstacles she and her husband-to-be faced during those difficult times. Nelli is desperately trying to find time in her busy life to finish her next book.