New from Bethany-Kris: The Arrangement

Originally posted on Nikka Michaels:


unnamed

The Arrangement by Bethany Kris

Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

When a Cosa Nostra girl and a Bratva boy meet...

BookBlurb

Nothing will stop the Bratva mob boss from taking back what’s his, and once he has her, he’ll do anything to keep her…

Viviana “Vine” Carducci’s and Anton Avdonin’s marriage was decided more than two decades ago. The deal between leading mafia families has more on the line than anyone knew, even if the Bratva and Cosa Nostra shouldn’t mix. When Vine’s family is murdered and she’s left with nothing more than her grief to survive the mob world alone, she believes the arrangement won’t see the light of day. 

Anton can’t allow the one woman he was supposed to love get away. At the possibility of her death, he steps in to save her with guns blazing, knowing exactly what it might cost him: everything. But it’s been nearly…

View original 1,054 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

submission to the night goddess

Originally posted on The Red Velvet Chair:

black water of the night
infused by Nyx’s light

cool tendrils
whisper secrets upon skin
like a lover’s touch

it licks up my spine
to wrap around my wrist

my pen caresses the page

that delicate touch upon my soul
cracks an impenetrable shell

and I bleed

c. 2014 Deidre Meyrick

View original

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

New Release: Extreme Heat by @JewelQuinlan from @EvernightPub #ROtG

New Release: Extreme Heat by Jewel Quinlan from EvernightPub

Part of Evernight Publishing’s Romance on the Go line

 extreme-heat

Blurb: When photographer Chloe Gaige gets assigned to cover the Pro Kiteboarding finals in Morocco she never expects to run into her childhood crush. Back then, their age difference is what caused her to pull away. Would he resent her for how she treated him back then?

Fully grown, pro kiteboarder Kai Shephard is a tough competitor used to going after what he wants…and getting it. When he catches sight of Chloe in the crowd with her camera, nothing can stop him from trying to be with her again. Except Chloe, that is. Would she see him for the man he is now?

Where you can buy Extreme Heat:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon | All Romance e-Books | Barnes and Noble | BookStrand | Apple iBooks | Sony or add it to your shelf on Goodreads

 

Excerpt:

“I’m glad you’re here, Chloe.”

“You are?”

He turned his head toward her and looked into her eyes, his hands pressed into her back, drawing her closer. “Because I’ve thought of that night hundreds of times.” His words were loaded with meaning.

Chloe skimmed her eyes over his handsome face. He was positively smoldering with emotion. She swallowed hard. This was the moment, the one she would never forget. Her eyes locked on his and her mind churned over the different signals and sensations her body was picking up.

“Have you?” he whispered.

They were so close. His lips were right there, and he could kiss her any second. His deep, dark eyes were drawing her in.

She nodded.

He lay still, waiting, but she said nothing more. “You have to give me more than that,” he said. “I still don’t know what happened. I thought you liked it when I kissed you.”

Anxiety filled her. It was time to come clean. What would he think of her reasons? How would he see her after she admitted what a weak person she was? “I did,” she said blurted. “It was just….”

His clasp on her back remained firm and he turned his body to face hers so their fronts were pressed together. “Just what?”

Chloe could feel her face filling with the heat of embarrassment. Did he really want to talk about it? “It was just…school and my friends and….” She stopped and buried her face in his chest, not wanting to say anything more. He smelled so good. The warm scent of athletic male and ocean breeze.

He grasped her chin with his hand and lifted her face. “What else?”

Looked like she wasn’t going to be able to get out of explaining. He had that earnest look in his eyes again, the one she remembered from long ago.

“I need to know,” he said.

She couldn’t deny him. “Our age difference,” she said with a wince.

“Seriously?” His breath whooshed out with his surprise. “I mean, I know you’ve made comments about it before, but that was the reason you wouldn’t talk to me anymore?”

“Yes. No. Sort of,” she said in a rush. “Couldn’t you see how strange it would have been?”

“No.”

She sighed. “Of course not. You are such a male. If you were a teenage girl you would understand.”

“What is there to understand?”

She pulled away from him and lay on her back once again. “All the pressure,” she said. “To fit in, to be cool, to be part of the group.”

“And you and me would have been a problem?” he asked, sounding hurt.

The tone in his voice caused her long-held guilt to well up. “Not a problem, exactly. Just…not usual. I don’t think the guys in the senior class we always hung out with would have accepted you even if some of my friends had,” she explained. “Come on, Kai. I’m sure you remember what it was like being a teenager.”

He ran a hand through his hair and stared up at the stars. “I do but what I don’t remember is ever having problems fitting in.” After a moment he gave a great exhale. “Okay, sure. I guess I can understand. Not that I’ve ever lived my life caring about that stuff, but…I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it.” Using the arm still cushioning her head and shoulders, he turned her to face him again. “But you did like me then?” he asked.

She nodded.

He smiled. “And what about now?”

She felt shy and squirmy under his gaze but admitted with hesitation, “Yes.”

He beamed at her response. “And does our age difference still bother you? I’m twenty-one and you’re twenty-three. We’re always going to be a couple of years apart.”

She looked away from him feeling very shy and hating it. He still liked her? Was it possible after she’d rejected him? A small thrill shot through her stomach. “No. Why should it bother me?” she said, with a small shrug. Chloe was sure she looked braver than she felt.

“Because I want to be with you, Chloe. I want what was lost to us before.” He searched her face with his eyes and then added in a low voice, “And because I’m going to kiss you.”

 

About the Author:

From a young age, Jewel Quinlan had an abundant imagination and strong desire to write novels. She particularly enjoys writing paranormal and fantasy romance. An avid traveler, she has visited fifteen countries so far (which she enjoys using as settings in her novels) and has plans to see more of the world. She has a particular fondness for Bavaria and studies the German language as one of her hobbies. During the day, she works as a pharmaceutical sales representative and, at night, she writes romance. She currently lives in Orange County, California with her two dogs; Shimmer and Penny.

For more information about books by Jewel Quinlan visit her website and blog or you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter

2 Comments

Filed under Book Recs, Novels

Evernight Publishing’s Book Boyfriend Blog Hop starts April 25! Stay tuned for an author giveaway and the chance to win the grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Originally posted on Nikka Michaels:

bookboyfriend

View original

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Admin Changes

Originally posted on voodoolilypress:

AJ Rose and I started VLP in order to self-publish our books. It worked like a charm, but in trying to figure out our taxes this year, we decided I would keep VLP and he would start his own press. It’ll just be easier all around.

As soon as AJ finalizes the details regarding his new press, I’ll post the link here so you can visit him and say hello.

Wolf Bound Cover WidgetIn the meantime, please keep your eyes open for my newest book, Wolf Bound, hopefully being released in late May. The cross-country move to Florida is sucking up a lot of my time right now, but I am writing when I can.

View original

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Coming soon from Evernight Publishing: Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition

Originally posted on Nikka Michaels:

I’m pleased to announce that my M/M BDSM themed short story, His Assistant will be appearing in Evernight Publishing’s Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition anthology!
His Assistant from the EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: MANLOVE EDITION anthology from Evernight Publishing

His Assistant from the EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: MANLOVE EDITION anthology from Evernight Publishing

View original

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

BOOK RELEASE – LIP SERVICE – by Nikka Michaels

Originally posted on Molly Ann Wishlade:

LipService_desctop
Lip Service

By Nikka Michaels

Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M

Length: Short Story, sequel to Room Service

Release Date: April 15, 2014

Publisher: Cobblestone Press

What is Cobblestone Press’ Blue Line?

The Blue short story line is erotica. For us, erotica is about the fulfillment of a sexual fantasy. These stories are sexy, very graphic, and are by no means a “traditional romance”.

BLURB:

Dr. Seth Campbell and Carson Randall from ROOM SERVICE return in this short erotic sequel. Separated by their jobs on a daily basis, the partners have to make time for each other when they can. They combine their passion for each other in mini interludes to reconnect with each other and rekindle their connection.

When Seth finds Carson waiting for him in the hotel bar, their attraction and awareness smolders to life. When their already limited time together is interrupted by an important phone call, an impatient…

View original 450 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

New from Jewel Quinlan: Surrender Sweet Succubus

Originally posted on Nikka Michaels:

unnamed

New Release: Surrender Sweet Succubus by @JewelQuinlan

When Dr. Stephen Wallace, a fertility specialist from Sydney Australia, is approached by his brother and sister-in-law for help conceiving a child there is no way he can refuse. Since they have already exhausted all the possibilities modern medicine can provide, Stephen turns to his skills as a shaman for alternative solutions. His search leads him to Las Vegas, Nevada on a slim lead to capture a succubus who he hopes has the power to help. But when he meets Geneva, the exotic and passionate succubus, he finds himself being captured instead.

Where you can buy Surrender Sweet Succubus

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Apple iBooks | All Romance eBooks

Or add it to your shelf on Goodreads

A peek inside Surrender Sweet Succubus:

“I came here because I was looking for a succubus…” he began.

“Mm hm. Well, you found one.”

View original 667 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Spring Fling Blog Hop is here!

Originally posted on Nikka Michaels:

Spring Fling Blog Hop Banner sm

To celebrate the Spring Fling Blog Hop I’m going to tell you a little about my newest release:

Lip Service, coming April 15th from Cobblestone Press.

Lip Service, coming April 15th from Cobblestone Press.

Lip Service

Genre: Erotic Romance, M/M

Length: Short Story, sequel to Room Service

Release Date: April 15, 2014

Publisher: Cobblestone Press

What is Cobblestone Press’ Blue Line?

The Blue short story line is erotica. For us, erotica is about the fulfillment of a sexual fantasy.  These stories are sexy, very graphic, and are by no means a “traditional romance”.

 

Dr. Seth Campbell and Carson Randall from ROOM SERVICE return in this short erotic sequel. Separated by their jobs on a daily basis, the partners have to make time for each other when they can. They combine their passion for each other in mini interludes to reconnect with each other and rekindle their connection.

When Seth finds Carson waiting for him in the hotel…

View original 432 more words

Leave a comment

April 14, 2014 · 3:54 pm

Another Silver Rant and an Update

Originally posted on Theo Fenraven:

If you don’t want to hear it, don’t read on.

There was fallout over the weekend, and I commented on one particular thread regarding authors getting their rights back. I wondered how this could be happening, given the owner had fled to South Africa.

I got a response:

Brenna Lyons Theo, As long as L has internet access, he can still do things. By cell phone and email, he is still in touch with the staff…and sometimes authors. Since indie press return of rights letters are usually done by email, it’s not difficult to get them sent out, no matter where the sender is. In this case, L gave me permission to send them out from one of his accounts, one set up specifically for him to send releases from. Since it was done with his approval, from his account, and with his authorized signature to it, they are…

View original 520 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized