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Published by Ankara Press:

“Our stories feature young, self-assured and independent women who work, play and, of course, fall madly in love in vibrant African cities from Lagos to Cape Town. Ankara men are confident, emotionally expressive and not afraid of independent and sexually assertive women. Our sensuous books will challenge romance stereotypes and empower women to love themselves in their search for love, romance and wholesome sex.”

Published by Tirgearr:

“City Nights is a unique erotic romance series with authors contributing stand-alone stories to the collection. Each book title starts One Night in . . . and takes place within a 24 hour time frame in a city somewhere in the world.”

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New release: Mia’s Wedding by Lucy Felthouse! A reverse harem romance novel

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Out Now—Mia’s Wedding (The Heiress’s Harem #2) by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) #reverseharem #whychoose

Blurb:

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, and that’s without a harem of gorgeous men to deal with.

Mia Harrington has had a difficult time of it lately—her father’s illness and subsequent death, then finding out she must get married if she is to inherit what’s rightfully hers. Fortunately, she’s tough and resourceful, and has emerged relatively unscathed from this period, as well as finding herself a suitable husband.

However, things are far from simple. Mia might be planning to marry investment banker Elias Pym, but she’s also having a relationship with his best friend, Doctor Alex Cartwright, and is in love with her gardener, Thomas Walker. Add to that broken dates, flashy proposals, a sexy Asian tech billionaire, and a nosey housekeeper, and you’ve got a situation hectic enough to drive even the most capable person to distraction. Can Mia juggle her men, her job, and the wedding arrangements, or is her happily ever after over before it has even begun?

Mia’s Wedding is the second book in The Heiress’s Harem reverse harem romance series.

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Excerpt:

Mia locked up and put the key in her bag, then took Elias’s arm. They walked down the steps and out into the chilly January night to the waiting black cab.

“I’m afraid,” Elias said, once they were settled into the back of the car, “Alex isn’t coming.”

“What do you mean, he’s not coming?” she squeaked.

Elias looked apologetic, but gave a one-shouldered shrug. “There was an emergency at the hospital—as their nearest surgeon, he got called in. Couldn’t very well say no, could he?”

Mia shook her head and sagged back into the seat, her heart sinking to her stomach. “No, of course not. I’m very sorry he won’t be joining us, but although we’re scintillating company, we don’t count as a life or death situation.”

He reached out and squeezed her hand, then kept hold of it. “No, we certainly do not. I hope, though, that I’ll be entertainment enough for you by myself this evening.”

She squeezed his hand back, then leaned over and kissed his cheek, pulling in the scent of his delicious cologne at the same time. “I’m sure you will. Besides, this was part of what you two meant when you were talking about being able to give a woman the attention she deserves between you, wasn’t it? Alex unfortunately can’t make it, but because I’m dating—or whatever the hell we’re calling this—both of you, it means I’m not left high and dry. I’m sure at some point you’ll be the one who has to cancel. These things happen.”

With a smile, Elias said, “They sure do. Though I don’t really get emergencies at work—and if I do, they’re all about which person gets to line their pockets the most, rather than saving lives. But enough of that!” he added brightly, clearly eager to change the sore subject of his chosen career. Though she still didn’t understand why he was so embarrassed about it. And if he hated it so much, why was he still doing it? She wasn’t going to broach that particular topic, though, not tonight. She already had one potentially hairy subject to discuss.

But then how could she, now? How could she talk about the situation with Thomas without Alex present? She stifled a sigh. Fuck it. Looks like it’s going to have to wait.

“So,” she said, “where are we going?”

“You’ll have to wait and see,” he replied with a smirk.

She jabbed him in the ribs. “Seriously?”

“Yes, seriously. Patience, woman! We’ll be there in…” he peered out of the window, presumably to check where they were, “in less than ten minutes, traffic permitting.”

“Hmph.” She folded her arms and pouted. “Guess I’ll just have to wait, then.”

“Don’t sulk.” Elias tapped the end of her nose. “We haven’t seen each other in a little while, so I want smiles and laughter, not pouting. Even though I know you’re faking it.”

She gasped. “I never fake it!”

“I should hope not,” he shot back, his grin turning wicked. “My future wife deserves nothing but the best, and that includes orgasms. Real ones.”

Her tummy flip-flopped. Bloody hell, she’d almost forgotten about that. She’d been so focussed on working up to telling Elias and Alex they weren’t the only two men to be sharing her that there hadn’t been much capacity left for thinking about her impending wedding. But then, technically speaking, she wasn’t engaged yet. They’d discussed it and informally agreed to it, but there’d been no proposal, no acceptance, no ring.

There was plenty of time left for all that, though. If she and Elias had to grab a couple of witnesses and go to a registry office at the last minute, it would still count—her father hadn’t specified a type of ceremony, thankfully. But that wasn’t how she wanted to do things, and she suspected Elias wouldn’t be too keen on that idea, either.

“Ooh, your future wife, am I?” she teased, figuring that since the topic of Thomas was off the table, she might as well put the topic of their engagement on the table, instead.

Elias frowned. “Of course you are. I know we haven’t sorted a ring yet, but we still know we’re engaged…”

She shrugged, hoping it appeared more nonchalant to him than she actually felt. “Well, not exactly. We never made it official, did we? More of a loose verbal agreement.”

Elias groaned and screwed up his nose. “When you put it like that, it sounds bloody awful. I know to all intents and purposes it’s a practical arrangement, but I want it to be much more than that, Mia.” He cupped her cheek and brushed his thumb over her skin. “I’ve missed you.”

Warmth bloomed where he touched her, and radiated across her entire face and down her neck. She smiled and placed her hand over his. “I want it to be more, too. And I’ve missed you, as well. It’s been a long month, hasn’t it?”

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and The Heiress’s Harem series. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 170 publications to her name. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter

 

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Fantastic sale blitz on till 10 May only! 99c for Julia Kent’s romantic comedy, Shopping for a CEO’s Wife!

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Today, Aziza’s LOVE BLOG brings you news of another fantastic book about LOVE – on sale till Thursday! Here are the details and a hilarious extract:

Shopping for A CEO’s Wife (Book 12 in the Shopping series)

Author: Julia Kent

Release date: April 25, 2017

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

99¢ Ebook Sale and Audiobook Sale

 

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Description:

Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement.

Wait. What?

My fiancé’s father won’t stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family’s Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she’s done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice.

They’ve all gone certifiably mad.

Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew’s grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky.

So what do you do when you’re a fixer and you can’t fix something?

You give up on it.

Not on Andrew, silly.

The wedding.

 

Shopping for a CEO’s Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew’s father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew’s nuptials, much to Amanda’s chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what’s right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl?

 

Buy links:

Amazon US:  https://amzn.to/2HPICc8

Amazon UK:  https://amzn.to/2jtPGAG

Amazon AU:  http://amzn.to/2m3pTC4

Amazon CA:  http://amzn.to/2mwHdgh

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Kobo:  http://bit.ly/2mDjmuK

Google Play:  http://bit.ly/2m3vVmt

Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/2mBCKMg

 

Audiobook on Sale at Nook and Google Play $4.95

 

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Google Play:  http://bit.ly/2KD9cXs

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Excerpt:

Experiencing a season together for the first time when you’re in a new relationship is a rite of passage. For instance, my idea of a fun winter activity involves reading under a thick, fuzzy blanket, snuggling up to a roaring fire, and drinking hot chocolate.

Andrew, on the other hand, likes to race down a snow-covered mountain at speeds that would qualify him for the Indy 500.

Guess where we are now?

“I am not going down that double black diamond trail. No way,” I declare, staring at an incline of doom on this mountaintop in Vermont. As I stare down the slope, I wonder what kind of sick bastard planted thirty-foot giant pine trees in the middle of a ski trail.

The sun is shining on this fine Saturday in December. You can’t see my engagement ring, which is hidden by gloves so thick, I might as well box instead of ski. Warming packets tucked away in pockets near the wrists aren’t really helping, because in my terror, all the blood in my body has gone to my gut, which is currently screaming “Run away! Run away!” while leaving my hands and feet to turn into frozen concrete.

Andrew’s response?

A grin.

 

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

 

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Award winning author Susan Clayton-Goldner’s Tormented releases tomorrow!

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It is my great pleasure to bring you word of another fabulous book by my glitterati colleague and fellow author at Tirgearr! Don’t miss this one!

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Description

Father’s Anthony’s devotion to God and His Church begins to unravel the moment Rita Wittier steps inside St. Catherine’s Cathedral in San Francisco. He struggles to control his feelings, but two years later, he is a man obsessed.

In an attempt to rediscover the priest he intended to become, Anthony flies back to Delaware to visit Father Timothy. If redemption can be found anywhere, surely it can be found in the church of his childhood and in the soothing Irish brogue of his old priest.

The months pass, 60 Minutes does a special on Father Anthony and the Shepherd Academy—a school he started for disadvantaged children. He’s become a national hero—nick-named the Good Shepherd. But he can’t get Rita out of his mind. He wants her more than anything—even God—and can no longer deny it. Six hours after he tells her how he feels, Rita is found dead in her car from an apparent suicide. Or is it murder?

Excerpt – Tormented

San Francisco – April 1971

Tormented by thoughts no priest should ever have, Father Anthony rose from his nightly Bible reading and fastened the buttons on his cassock. Behind the dark and rain-streaked window of his ten-by-ten bedroom at the rectory, night closed in on him. He was lonelier than he’d ever been. Anthony prided himself on being a man of principles. But nothing in his world felt principled anymore. It was as if he, the one who knew from boyhood visions he was destined to be a priest, had switched lives with an ordinary man or, worse yet, a lovesick teenager.

It was 8:30 p.m. He didn’t know why he’d agreed to meet her so late. Or, God help him, maybe he did know. There was still time to cancel. He could tell her to come during the day on Wednesday after the regular confessional hours. He hurried down the hallway to his office.

When he flipped on the overhead light, he found her sitting in front of his desk, her head resting in her hands. Dozens of frantic moths flapped their wings inside his chest. He took a step back. He always left the rectory door unlocked when he expected a parishioner to visit. But how long had she been here, and why hadn’t he sensed her presence?

She glanced up at him, her eyes wide, and bluer than any eyes he’d ever seen. “I know I’m early, but it’s urgent. I can’t go another night without…”

He looked away. Seeing her sitting in his office was terrifying and marvelous at the same time. He glanced back again. Her bottom lip was full; the top one thinner, but shaped like a perfect Cupid’s bow. He wondered, not for the first time, what it would be like to kiss her. She wore black slacks and a blue silk blouse that gave her eyes a deep sapphire color like Crater Lake in the sunlight. He wanted to dive into them and never resurface.

“Mrs. Wittier,” he said, unable to form any other words. Even as a boy, he’d been afraid of loving a woman, afraid of the wildness it might release in him.

“Please, call me Rita.” She stared straight at him and her eyes caught a spark of light from the ceiling lamp. “I have to confess tonight, before something awful happens to my daughter.”

The fear in her voice unsettled him. “I’m really sorry,” he said. “But we hold confessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The sacraments are scheduled by the parish.” He was tempted to add, not by the whims of parishioners, but couldn’t make himself say those harsh words to Rita. She’d attended Mass at St. Catherine’s for nearly two years, but this was the first time she had asked for confession. How could he deny her so sincere a request?

Her face darkened. “This can’t wait, Father. God is going to punish me by hurting my daughter. Connie is only a little girl. What I did wasn’t her fault.”

He pulled a chair in front her and sat, their knees nearly touching. “God doesn’t punish children for their parents’ shortcomings.”

“Losing Connie would be my punishment, not my daughter’s,” she said. “Please, you have to help me. God is already tormenting me with nightmares.”

“Have you considered talking with a psychiatrist?” He knew psychiatrists could be helpful. His social worker took him to see one as a teenager when his divine visions first called him to the priesthood.

She shook her head. “This is between me and God.”

What was he thinking? Rita was his parishioner. She was suffering and needed her priest. But he had to obey the tenth commandment that he not covet his neighbor’s wife. He had to keep his vow to the church and to God. He would do what Hebrews 12:1 directed. He heard Father Timothy O’Brien’s voice, the voice of his childhood priest—the one voice he trusted above all others: “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus.”

He was a priest. The race marked out for him was clearly defined. And he must finish it. “Follow me,” he said. “I’m going to make an exception.”

 

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Susan Clayton-GoldnerSusan Clayton-Goldner was born in New Castle, Delaware and grew up with four brothers along the banks of the Delaware River. She has been writing poems and short stories since she could hold a pencil and was so in love with writing that she became a creative writing major in college.

Prior to an early retirement which enabled her to write full time, Susan worked as the Director of Corporate Relations for University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. It was there she met her husband, Andreas, one of the deans in the University of Arizona’s Medical School. About five years after their marriage, they left Tucson to pursue their dreams in 1991–purchasing a 35-acres horse ranch in the Williams Valley in Oregon. They spent a decade there. Andy rode, trained and bred Arabian horses and coached a high school equestrian team, while Susan got serious about her writing career.

Through the writing process, Susan has learned that she must be obsessed with the reinvention of self, of finding a way back to something lost, and the process of forgiveness and redemption. These are the recurrent themes in her work.

After spending 3 years in Nashville, Susan and Andy now share a quiet life in Grants Pass, Oregon, with her growing list of fictional characters, and more books than one person could count. When she isn’t writing, Susan enjoys making quilts and stained-glass windows. She says it is a lot like writing–telling stories with fabric and glass.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BWMKLCH/

Kindle UK:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BWMKLCH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=kemberleeshor-21&linkId=ae2e9dd6a67b47050fec1383cc76ec19

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http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/ClaytonGoldner_Susan/tormented.htm

 

 

Dear Diary… Do Africans fall in love?

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Dear Diary Magazine did an interview with me…

  1. Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What you do?

I’m an author of hot, humorous and heartfelt romance novels set on the African continent. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m delighted to offer the world “a new kind of romance” through Ankara Press, the romance imprint of Cassava Republic. What they’re doing is special because they’re giving us vibrant African heroines who know what they want, and are not afraid to go out and get it. Women we can recognise in ourselves.

  1. When did you decide to write romance books?

In 2010 I started toying with the idea of committing to being a writer. Then I had a child. In 2015, when he started play school, I started taking writing seriously… because I wanted another child! Nature is very persistent. I thought that writing romance was a good choice, because romance sells (as does self-help) and you need money to raise a family. Well, my second baby didn’t turn up, but my book The Seeing Place was born! As was my love affair with writing romance. I always say my unborn child was helping me from the Other Side, so I could have something just for me 🙂 – she’s very generous with her love.

  1. How many titles do you have published? What is your favourite and why? And where can our readers find them?

The Seeing Place was published in 2016. And its sequel, This Crazy Paradise, came out in 2017. Ankara Press is currently reviewing the next two books I’ve written in this series. In each book, you’ll find a secondary character, a friend or family member, who then has her own romance in the next title. And these ladies find themselves all over Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Maputo, even the Maasai Mara. They’re also world travellers, so we see them in London (so far) and in New York (forthcoming). I also have an erotic romance series with settings in Italy and Bali.

My favourite has to be This Crazy Paradise, because it’s about a psychologist who switched to writing romance, and that’s me! Readers have said they love the psychological angle in this one: a gorgeous guy pitches up at Dr Dlamini’s writing hut in paradise, asking for help with his insomnia – over another woman! Should she comply?

You’ll find all my books on my author page on Amazon (including sneak peeks where you can “look inside” to see if it’s to your liking): https://www.amazon.com/AZIZA-EDEN-WALKER/e/B0791DLQLG/

And you can read more about Ankara Press here: https://www.ankarapress.com/pages/about-us

  1. The African man is not known to be the romantic, buy you flowers kind of guy – Do you believe this is true and what kind of man do you write about?

I think stereotypes are the death of romance. My guy doesn’t buy me flowers, but he has his own way, you know? A humorous, sexy emoticon. Putting Our Song on in public, when no one else knows. Giving of himself to our child. To me, that’s romantic. In my books, the guys are human. Yes, they’re dishy, but sometimes they have a bit to learn, and they also have problems. They make mistakes. They also do wonderful things. Sweeping, unique things that are about who they are as people, rather than who they think they should be.

  1. Do you think women are oppressed (or abused) in romance books? What is the perfect female character for you?

Historically, there has been a kind of romance where women need to fawn over the Alpha male for the story to happen. This is 2018. I trust no one is writing that stuff anymore. Nowadays it’s more about women coping with the power they have, the many responsibilities, the difficult choices. Their relationships are about two individuals getting over their wounds from the past so love can win. My perfect female character is surprised by how amazing her life turns out, considering what she’s had to face, and crest, to get here! She’s her own hero. The guy is a catalyst. Love is great, but without self-love there can be no romance.

  1. When you write your novels do you write for pleasure or do you have a message hidden beneath the romance?

Writing is a pleasure, and it needs to read like that too: fun, easy, surprising, engaging, page-turning. But there are always messages in my work. I don’t put them there. They creep in all by themselves. I hope they are messages that encourage women to trust themselves and make their own magic.

  1. What is the heat level of your books?

High! They’re steamy, because it’s about passion, and for me that is not just sweet hand-holding. I’m not afraid of writing sex. It’s an integral part of how two people get close, and really get to know each other. I had a friend complain that my heroines are too sexually assertive! I just laughed. Come on! If you’re not asserting yourself, then what are you doing? Waiting for someone to read your mind? 🙂

  1. Why is the romance genre not taking off in Africa?

It is, actually. Ankara Press started in Nigeria, and now Cassava Republic has offices in London and New York. They sell e-books so that modern women the world over can enjoy African romance. You don’t need a fancy device to read their books. You can read, discreetly, on your mobile phone or PC. Plus, e-books are cheap. So, I think as women continue to empower themselves, they will reach for the kinds of books that reflect themselves in the most positive light.

  1. What is your favourite romance novel of all time and why?

I love Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes. Without wanting to give the story away, things are not what they seem in that novel. I never guessed what was really going on. And then, when the reveal came, it was so real, so gritty, that that scene will stay with me for life. Can you tell I’m a Marian Keyes fan? I’m busy working through all her books.

  1. What advice do you have for aspiring writers of romance out there?

Do it. Don’t stop. And enjoy! The rest will happen naturally. (Sounds like one of my love scenes!)

I have lots of encouragement for new writers on my Love Blog, especially the earlier posts: https://edenwalker.blog/

And do please connect with me:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdenWalking

Facebook: Eden Walker (Romance Writer) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017017429158

 

NEW RELEASE! Tanya Jean Russell’s romantic suspense novel, Shadows of Our Past

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Undercover in an English Country estate – confronted by her first love, and her first deception – Shadows of Our Past @TanyaJRussell, @evernightpub #RomanticSuspense #Romance

Blurb

Jackson Halland has spent ten years running from a mistake that cost him everything, including Amory Parker, the woman he loved. With his gut wrenching response to her reappearance, he realises that if she will forgive him, then maybe, just maybe, he can forgive himself.

After ten years of working undercover Amory agrees to one final mission. Vowing to get justice for the woman she promised, and failed, to protect, nothing will stand in her way, not the prolific criminal she’s determined to bring down and certainly not coming face to face with the man she fell in love with on her very first undercover assignment, even if he has no idea who she really is, or the part she played in his past.

Buy Links

Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2oWRUuo

Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2FywJt8

Evernight Publishing http://www.evernightpublishing.com/shadows-of-our-past-by-tanya-jean-russell/

Excerpt

Amory was so engrossed in her thoughts she didn’t hear the approaching sound of bare feet, padding on the smooth wooden floor, until a deep groan broke through them and she looked up to see Jackson. His mussed, dark blond hair was shot through with strands of gold in the overhead lighting.

The man was incredibly made. His arms stretching up and behind his head caused the bottom of his t-shirt to lift a few teasing inches, revealing a tantalizing glimpse of a tanned, rock-hard stomach. They weren’t the sculpted lines that came from the gym, but powerful, solid muscles. A fine trail of hair led the way to the top of his loose navy shorts. As he reached the bottom of the stairs, her gaze was transfixed.

His legs were long and thick, every muscle rippling as he moved down the stairs into the hallway. A rush of heat shot through her body, setting every nerve alight. Her stomach rolled as she absorbed the sight while a little lower everything tightened and tingled. She’d hoped that her memory had been flawed, tinted by the rose-colored lenses of what she had long since accepted was her first love. That clearly wasn’t the case. Rather than letting himself go he had become more impressive. The slenderness of youth had filled out, living up to the promise of overwhelming masculinity.

His lean muscles had broadened, and whilst the softness of youth had faded from his features, it had left a strong profile in its wake. Jackson had grown up all man. She gulped, heat flooding her.

The good feeling from her run was replaced by a more base desire to touch every inch of his perfect body. To pull it hard against her own and feel those muscular planes mold against her. She unconsciously licked her lips as she watched him.

As she met his eyes, the feeling of heat evaporated, replaced by a harsh chill of dread that sank through to her toes. His emotions were playing across his face and it was clear that, despite her DCI’s reassurances, Jackson had joined the dots and figured out who she was. The recognition clearly shocked him as his whole body jolted abruptly to a stop.

Unable to move, she stared helplessly as he began to walk toward her, his face a mix of unreadable emotions. As he reached out, her body began to respond to the heat that rolled off of him. The scent of his skin washed over her, but she moved back defensively. It was a tactical mistake, giving away that she knew who he was, that she had known all along.

“Amory?” he whispered, hope shining oddly through that one word.

Almost imperceptibly shaking her head, all her professionalism flew out the window, and with her heart sinking she managed a stuttered whisper, “N-n-no… No, you’re wrong. I’m Olivia.”

No amount of training was going to get her through this. Despite her only half-admitted hope that he’d see who she really was, Amory knew too much was at stake for this to happen, but it had. Now she had to endure the awful consequences of him recognizing her, the hatred that would follow this moment.

Author Bio

Tanya Jean Russell writes romantic suspense and lives in England. She is married to an amazing Elvis & Neil Diamond Tribute artist, thanks to whom she has a house full of jumpsuits & trophies. Something which is, of course, a source of much embarrassment to her two teenage children.

She is a little obsessive about books and has an embarrassingly huge (and ever growing) pile of things that she just ‘has’ to read next to her bed. Something that isn’t helped by being a part of the Romantic Novelist Association, or by being published by the amazing Evernight Publishing. With both organisations filled with talented writers, she keeps adding to her pile!

​Tanya Jean squeezes her daydreaming … ahem … ‘writing’ around her family and her day job in HR, and is convinced that chocolate & diet coke should be considered a well-balanced diet.

Author links

https://www.tanyajeanrussell.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TanyaJeanRussellAuthor/

https://twitter.com/TanyaJRussell

 

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NEW RELEASE – What if…? Short Fantasy Stories: Volume 1 by Abbey MacMunn

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What if…? Short Fantasy Stories: Volume 1 by Abbey MacMunn releases 3 April and is on pre-order now!!

Genre: Short stories, paranormal romance, fantasy

Word count: 12,000

Blurb:

A magical short story collection from paranormal romance author Abbey MacMunn. What would you do if you discovered you were a ghost, or a mermaid, or even an alien? Or perhaps vampires are more your thing?

First Bite: When vampire-obsessed waitress Madison meets her very own dark prince, is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Ghost: All Sarah wanted was a chance at a happy life, but as her husband lies dying on the hospital bed, can she confess her ghostly secret?

Song of the Sirens: Found alone on the beach as a child, Kai has always been drawn to the ocean, but can the appearance of a soaking-wet, naked Adonis offer the truth about what she is?

Otherworldly Dreams: Art student Amy dreams of strange alien galaxies, but what if learning the truth takes her out of this world?

FREE bonus content: Chapter 1 of TOUCHED, a fantasy romance from Tirgearr Publishing.

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Author bio:

Abbey MacMunn writes contemporary, paranormal and erotic romance. She lives in Hampshire, UK with her husband and their four children. She is a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

When she’s not writing, she likes to watch films and TV shows – anything from rom-coms to superheroes to science fiction movies.

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Lucy Felthouse: hot romance editor!

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It’s my pleasure to welcome Lucy Felthouse, award-winning, best-selling author of erotic romance novels, and the editor of my latest release, One Night in Venice, for Tirgearr Publishing!

Lucy is a very busy woman! She has over 160 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. Today I’ll be asking her a few questions about editing romance though…

  • How did you get into editing romance professionally?

For many, many years I’ve been a “nitpicker”, finding typos, spelling errors, incorrect punctuation, etc. When I decided to leave my job in PR & Marketing and become self-employed, I decided that editing was part of what I would like to do—I have many different strings to my bow, and editing is just one of them.

  • What do you particularly like about it, and what is hard?

I like getting to read stories before the general public, knowing that I’m reading something amazing and that people are going to love it. What is hard is when there’s a great story, but it needs an awful lot of editing. I feel like a really horrible person sometimes when I cover manuscripts in comments and digital red pen. My regular authors occasionally call me “evil editor” but they mean it in a nice way—I think! And they certainly agree that they’d rather I was thorough, even if it means lots of red!

  • What do you think makes a great romance novel?

Characters you adore, well-described settings, and a storyline that has you flipping the pages way past your bedtime!

  • What’s the biggest mistake novices make when writing sex scenes?

There isn’t one single biggest mistake. More a collection of ones I see often—inconsistency in physical actions, i.e. a character closes their eyes, then looks at something or sees something without having opened their eyes. Telling and not showing. Using flowery words to describe body parts.

  • How do writing and editing romance compare?

They’re both incredibly tough in their own way, but I find they complement each other well. For example, I find myself picking up on things in other authors’ manuscripts and realising it’s something I do, too! In writing and editing, I never stop learning and honing my craft. I never want to become complacent.

  • If you had one tip for romance writers, what would it be?

Create a “tip sheet” for yourself—something you can refer to when writing, and also editing your own work. List words and phrases you overuse (mine include however, after all, the list went on, at the same time), words you misuse (trust me, your editor will thank you if he/she doesn’t have to point out the same error you make in every manuscript! You should be learning from those mistakes and not repeating them!), and other things you know you’re guilty of. Refer to it often, and hopefully it will start to sink in and become second nature. But if not, you’ve always got that document as a backup.

Thank you for being on my Love Blog today, Lucy! Super valuable information for writers!

Here’s Lucy’s full bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and Mia’s Men (The Heiress’s Harem Book 1). Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter

And enjoy her latest release here: http://mybook.to/miasmen

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