Wednesday, 25 March 2009

EDITORS WORD

Greetings my fellow authors, readers and publishers.

Ok, so it's not Spring for all of us across the globe, but here in the UK, those freezing wintry showers have subsided, and I for one, welcome the first flowers of the year to flourish and bloom - along with some of the fab romances in issue #3 of The Romance eBooks Newsletter!

Packed with fiction ranging from Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Suspense and Sci-fi, you'll have plenty to sift through, and the best thing about this newsletter, is that purchasing details are just a click away. How much easier can it get?

And don't forget to visit our newest links to the newsletter, Diesel eBooks, Happily Ever After, Ravenous Romance, Wendy Laharner, Lisa Alexander Griffin and Carol Townend, all situated at the left hand side of the page.

Diesel eBooks are giving away the chance to win $20 to spend at their ebook store? For more details, check out the contest page.

If you would like to add a link to the next Romance eBooks Newsletter, please email me at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk However, you must be on the the 'Authors of Romance eBooks' list or the 'Authors of all eBooks' list to secure a link on every newsletter. Please check out this new promotional offer at http://romanceebooksspringsummernewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/03/authors-of-romance-ebooks.html
'Authors of Romance eBooks' is just one part of the 'Authors of all eBooks' promotion. It's one of the quickest and easiest ways of linking up your website with all of the readers out there looking for a good author. Check out the FAQ's on page 2 of this newsletter.


There's a special introductory offer up for grabs with fees starting at just £5 a month (I'll let you work out the currency exchange rate) So why not take a look and see what's on offer?

Alternatively, you can enter the contest to win a years FREE promotion on the 'Authors of Romance eBooks' blog. (Please see contest page) But there can only be one winner!
If you have any queries, please email me at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk

But before you do anything, on behalf of myself, all the authors, publishers and magazines who have contributed to The Romance eBooks Newsletter, please enjoy the 3rd issue of one of the best FREE promotional service of its kind, and if you want to see more, SUBSCRIBE to romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk or click on the links for BACK ISSUES.

Blessings to you all and thank you for your support.

AUTHORS OF ROMANCE EBOOKS
Check out this new promotional project with money-saving introductory prices.

CONTEST WINNER
Author, Samantha Sommersby, won an Author Spotlight when she entered The Romance eBooks Newsletter contest in the previous issue. She has plenty to share with us. Go take a peek!
(There's another contest! Check it out!)

APRIL RELEASES FROM THE WILD ROSE PRESS
Grab a mug of coffee and wish The Wild Rose Press a Happy 3rd Birthday!


NEW RELEASES
There are plenty to choose from - take your pick!
If you would like to add a new release to the next newsletter, due out on July 1st, please contact Debby at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS
The spotlights are on authors Michelle M Pillow, Lori Avocato and Nita Wick. As they take center stage, you'll agree that these three authors deserve a standing ovation. Also, check out Michelle's giveaway on the contest page.

ROMANCE NOVEL TV
Romance Novel TV
interviews Mr. Romance 2008, Chris Winters. Check it out, along with those bulging biceps!!!

ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE
It's that time again - American Title V

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Sapphire Phelan
and Charlotte Boyett-Compo answered a few questions about themselves as authors and about their latest releases. Go find out more!

HAPPILY EVER AFTER
It's all smiles over at the Happily Ever After blog. Read all about it and then go and check out this beautifully designed site.

REVIEWS
Want proof of a good read? Look no further.
If you would like to add a review in the next newsletter, due out on July 1st, please contact Debby at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk

CONTESTS
Win an Author Spotlight in the next The Romance eBooks Newsletter.

Win $20 to spend at the Diesel eBooks Store

Win a years FREE promotion at Authors of Romance eBooks

Win a Sony eReader with The Wild Rose Press

Win a book of your choice by Michelle M. Pillow.

Win a selection of books from DCL Publications.

Books by Debby Allen - editor of The Romance eBooks Newsletter.













Debby Allen writes exotic romance in electronic format for The Wild Rose Press.

Her hot and spicy stories are as steamy as their foreign locations and anyone who is familiar with her style of writing will also know that her alpha romeo heroes are just the same. If you like reading about internal battles of the heart against cultural desires, then she is the author for you. Check out her log lines below.

Hibiscus Bay: 'If blue skies, hunky foreign guys and glistening seas float your boat, then you'll love this romp on the beach romance that will leave you searching for your 'passport to paradise!' http://www.thewildrosepress.com/hibiscus-bay-p-743.html

Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses: If you found this hunk inside your Christmas stockings, wouldn't you want to unwrap him? http://www.thewildrosepress.com/mistletoe-and-ouzo-kisses-p-1089.html

Rendezvous: Full bodied, dark and continental - but can French men really taste as good as their coffee? Note: This is a free read http://www.thewildrosepress.com/rendezvous-p-1123.html

AUTHORS OF ROMANCE EBOOKS

‘Authors of Romance eBooks’ is a new promotional blog site specially designed to link readers and authors together with the simple click of a button. Your web page will never have been so easily accessible. This site is just one link of a chain that will join all the promotional blogs together in one big promotional circle.

Please find below, frequently asked questions about this new promotional service, and if you would like more information, or would like to join up, contact Debby at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk

FAQ’s

Q. How does this kind of promotion work?

A. You, the author, choose a link that takes the reader to your chosen web page, and Authors of Romance eBooks promotes that link for you.

Q. How long will my link be on the Authors of Romance eBooks blog site?

A. That depends on your agreement with AoRE.

Q. What is the cost to add a link to Authors of Romance eBooks?

A. At the moment, there is a special introductory offer of £5 for each month and £50 for one year. This means you will be getting two months free of charge out of twelve. I strongly advise that you promote yourself for at least 3 months if you want to tie in with one of the quarterly Romance eBooks Newsletters, where this blog will be promoted. Their release dates are January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st.

Q. What do I get for my money?

A. Pure and simple - promotion. For just a small fee, readers receive a direct link to your web page where they can discover everything you want them to know about you and your books. All you have to do is make it worth their while.

Q. How do you promote the Authors of Romance eBooks blog?

A. The Romance eBooks Newsletter

Every issue will host a page specially dedicated to the Authors of Romance eBooks blog. Authors who are on its lists will have the privilege to make announcements and inform readers of any updates to their work or websites.

As an added bonus, a selected author from the list will be highlighted in every newsletter with their own personal spotlight.

Please note that authors on the list will automatically have priority over those who are not, but it is not compulsory to be on the list to appear in the newsletter.

At the moment, each issue of The Romance eBooks Newsletter is promoted by myself and all the authors and publishers who are involved in each issue.

Yahoo! Search Engine

Last time I checked, The Romance eBooks Newsletter was on the 1st page of Yahoo! in a search for Romance eBooks. How great is that? With some technical assistance, I'm working my way to get on the 1st page of Google Search too.

Fiction Magazines and Websites

I am currently doing some research on best selling fiction magazines and websites to see what their advertising fees are. Prices, of course, will have a slight increase to enable this kind of promotion to take effect, but if you have already paid the special introductory prices, then you could have a bargain of a promotion on your hands!

I'm hoping to link up with some of these sites so I can steer some traffic our way (traffic in the way of readers!) I'm also lined up to do a few interviews and with any luck, some more to follow.


Until this new promotional service is established, the special offers will still apply, pending further notice. However, if anyone has any great ideas of where to promote, please don't hesitate to put your ideas forward to me. They could benefit you too!

Q. So, if I have already paid £50 for one year and the prices change, then I don't have to pay the difference?

A. Not at all. Once you have paid for the full year, your contract is guaranteed.

Q. What if I don’t write romance?

A. Don’t worry. Due to demand, new promotional blog sites are currently in the pipeline.

Q. What are the other promotional blog sites in the pipeline?

One’s to look out for are Authors of Paranormal eBooks, Authors of Sci-Fi eBooks, Authors of Mystery and Suspense eBooks, Authors of Horror eBooks, Authors of Crime eBooks, Authors of Gay Romance eBooks and Authors of Non-Fiction eBooks.
Moving away from the genre field, there will also be an eBook Stores and Publishers blog site, where your books will hopefully be found if your publisher or bookseller adds their name to the listing. All details can be found here http://ebookstoresandpublishers.blogspot.com/
Feel free to contact me at romanceebooks@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested in signing up for any of these blog sites. The first 5 authors to join any of the lists above will receive a free place on the listing for one year. Otherwise, prices are as above for the time being.

Q. What can I do to help make my promotion succeed?

A. Just to make sure your chosen website is up-to-date and interesting enough to keep your readers gripped.

Your writing career is like a 24 carat gold chain. The more links you have on it, the more valuable it becomes? Each interested reader is a golden opportunity. Can you afford to break that link?

Thursday, 19 March 2009

CONTEST WINNER - Samantha Sommersby


In every newsletter, there is always a contest to win an Author Spotlight (please check contest details in main menu) and I'm pleased to announce that author, Samantha Sommersby won this great opportunity in the previous issue. Samantha won her Author Spotlight by sending me the correct answer to the question - what is the name of Marcus's youngest sister in 'Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses'? The answer is Melina.

Thanks to all those who entered, but there can only be one winner - and I'd love you to meet her...

Samantha Sommersby lives in San Diego with her husband and fifteen year old son. She is the author of ten novels and novellas including Forbidden: The Temptation, her latest installment in the critically acclaimed Forbidden series. In 2007 Samantha left what she used to call her “real life” day job as a psychotherapist to pursue writing and working in the publishing industry full-time. She now happily spends her days immersed in the world of the Forbidden, a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons are real, where magic is possible, and where love still conquers all.

Q: The fourth book in the Forbidden series was recently released. What inspired the series?
A: The Forbidden series, which I’ve been working on for the past couple years, was conceived during a flight back from London. I’d ended up having to extend my stay there because I’d fallen terribly ill. I’d thought at the time that it was food poisoning or a horrible flu. I was still in a very bad way during the flight home. I slept on and off. I was in the middle row on the plane and there were a bunch of seats across so I could stretch out. Orlando Bloom was on the cover of the American Way magazine and I started thinking that he’d make a great vampire. Between naps I jotted down notes. By the time I landed in San Diego I had the idea for the series laid out. It turned out I didn’t have food poisoning. I was severely anemic and ended up in the hospital for blood transfusions. Did my anemia inspire my vampire series? Hmm.

Q: The Temptation doesn’t feature a vampire hero though, does it?
A: No. The first three books (The Claim, The Awakening, and The Revolution) all featured vampire heroes. The hero in The Temptation is a dirty-taking cowboy from Texas…who is sometimes furry. Jake Madison made a brief appearance in The Revolution as a werewolf. Then he seduced my muse into giving him his very own book. Jake can be very persuasive. Here's a peek at the very yummy cover.

Q: I see what you mean by persuasive.
A: Yup. Poor Allison didn't stand a chance.

Summary:There’s a fine line between man and beast…one only the heart can cross.

A year ago, Jacob Madison got more than he bargained for during a rock-climbing trip to Yosemite. A freak accident left him badly injured, at the mercy of the elements—and the wolves who rescued him. If it hadn’t been for them, he’d be dead. He’d also still be human. Now he’s back, hoping to find out who he is and what he’s become. Instead, he finds smart, sexy Allison Connelly.

A forensic psychologist, Allison is newly divorced and proudly standing on her own two feet…until an unexpected storm shears off the snow bank she’s standing on. She plunges down an icy ravine, thinking she’s heading for oblivion. Then she lands in the arms of a tall, dark Texan. Jake.

Brought together by circumstance and bound by passion, secrets from their past threaten their future before it can begin. And somewhere in the mountains lurks a rogue Were turned serial killer. Whatever the danger Jake’s inner beast poses to Allison, there’s only one way to protect her—unleash it. Even if it costs him her love.

Warning: This book contains raging winter storms, truly inspiring sex, a kick-butt heroine, and one very hot, dirty-talking cowboy…who’s sometimes furry.

Read an Excerpt

10 Wonderfully Weird and Random Facts about Forbidden: The Temptation

1. Much of The Temptation, my very first werewolf novel, was written in a coffee shop named after an iconic vampire – Lestat.

2. The forth book in the Forbidden series was not supposed to feature Jake. The hot, dirty-talking cowboy made an appearance in The Revolution and seduced my muse into giving him his very own book. Jake can be very persuasive.

3. In an act of revenge my vampire Dell, sexy secret agent and sorcerer decided to pop up in The Temptation and steal the show for a few pages.

4. Baylor University, which is where the epilogue takes place, is my alma mater and where I met my husband.

5. Pine Ridge Ranch was loosely based on place I vacationed with my family near the Grand Canyon a few years ago.

6. In addition observing wolves locally at the San Diego Zoo, I watched Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone and A Man Among Wolves with Shaun Ellis, over and over. I think that Shaun Ellis scares me more than the book’s villain, Roane Devlin.

7. I learned about the Pawnee creation story a few years ago while on a tour at the Library of Congress and used it as the basis for Roane Devlin’s belief system and the motivation behind his killings.

8. As part of my research I used handouts my son received and notes he took while attending a workshop on how to blow things up at DragonCon. If they repeat that one this year I’m definitely going. Too much great information to miss.

9. My son’s friend Ryan asked me to put him in one of my books. That was the inspiration for the character Ryan. I expected him to have a small, bit part. I should have known better. The real Ryan has yet to discover that I make him wear an apron in the book. I’m not sure how he’s going to feel about that.

10. I’m currently spending my days with Wesley Atherton, the psychiatrist who introduced Allison to Dell and the supernatural world. He’s going to be the hero of The Sacrifice, which will be out this fall.

Available now in eBook at:
Linden Bay Romance
All Romance eBooks
My Bookstore and More

And now in print: http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Temptation-Samantha-Sommersby/dp/1602021546/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238513122&sr=8-1

To find out more about Samantha Sommersby and the world of the Forbidden, visit the author’s website http://www.samanthasommersby.com/ or MySpace Page http://www.myspace.com/samanthasommersby


Monday, 5 January 2009

APRIL RELEASES FROM THE WILD ROSE PRESS

On May 1st, The Wild Rose Press celebrate their 3rd birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWRP!) When Lisa Dawn, marketing director of The Wild Rose Press, sent along this massive list of April releases to me, it was clear to see how well they have progressed over the years. So instead of searching for a cover that catches your eye, why not glance to see if your favourite Wild Rose Press author has a new release this month by checking out this list.

If you see something you like, go find it at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/

April Releases The Wild Rose Press

April 1
The Making Of A Country Doctor by Patrice Moore - Champagne rosebud
Troubled Hearts by Donna Hatch - English Tea Rosette
The Lupine Connection by Rae Monet - Black miniature rose

April 3
Ready To Take A Chance Again by Rita Oberlies - Champagne Rose
The Ghost Downstairs by Molly Ringle - Faery Rose
An April To Remember by Lauri Robinson - American Rose
Color Of Dreams by Tia Dani - Faery Rosebud
Forbidden Eternity [Time Guardians] by Skhye Moncrief - Black Rose

April 8
Movin' Up With J.J. by Kim Sheard - Sweetheart rosebud
Love At First Flight by Beth Shriver - Climbing rosebud

April 10
Nuclear Ambitions by R. N. Novey - Crimson Rose
Time And Again by Nancy Fraser - Faery Rose
Something About Her [Willoughby Family Series by Jeannie Ruesch – English Tea Rose

April 15
Renaissance Woman by Anne Clayre Mason - Faery rosebud
Love Me, Love My Sweetcheeks by Carrie Destler - Champagne rosette
Somewhere in North Africa by Lindsay Downs - Vintage Miniature

April 17
High Lonesome by Stacey Coverstone - Yellow Rosebud
Cast A Pale Shadow by Barbara Scott - Crimson Rose
Blind Sight by Susan Shay - Faery Rose

April 22
Courting His Royal Highness by Amy Hahn - Champagne rosebud
I Was A Teenage Alien by Jane Greenhill – Climbing rosebud
A Conqueror's Destiny by Scarlett Sanderson - Faery minirose

April 24
The Trouble With Playboys by Margaret Tanner - Vintage Rose
Kill Me Later by Peggy Parsons - Crimson Rose
Noble Blood by Linda J. Parisi - Black Rose
For The Love Of A Queen by Laura Hogg - Faery Rose

April 29
With Love, King Henry VIII by Helen Pilz - English Tea Rosebud
Men of Paradise by Kathleen O'Connor – Last Rose Of Summer rosebud
A Virtual Cat-astrophe by Reece Herring - Faery Rosette


April Releases From The Wilder Roses (Erotic Romance)

April 3
Love in a Box by Eliza Knight

April 8
Saje by Deborah J. Panger

April 10
Passion In Paris in Helen Hardt

April 17
Long Hot Summer by Annick Claire

April 24
Destined To Mate - C. A. Salo


April Releases from White Rose Publishing (Inspirational Romance)

April 3
Fatima's Fate by Dana Sudboro - Minirose

April 9
Under the 5th Street Bridge [Easter Lilies] by Carla Rossi

April 10
Wildflower in Bloom [Easter Lilies] Janelle Ashley

April 11
By Another Name [Easter Lilies] Ashley Elizabeth Ludwig

April 17
Teacher's Plans by JoAnn Carter

April 24
Dreams Do Come True by E.A. West

NEW RELEASES

New Releases

'Crossroads' by Keta Diablo. Available from Phaze
http://www.ketadiablo.com/
NOTE: A Male/Male Novella

Blurb: Frank McGuire, Private Investigator, has been hired to find his ex-partner's missing son. If and when he finds Rand, what is he going to do about the uncontrolable hunger he's felt for him for years?

Purchase Link: http://www.phaze.com/


A Kiss of Ashen Twilight by Rae Lori
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire/Faerie
Length: Novel
Digital Publication Date: February 2, 2009

Blurb: Will it be love or death when fairy and vampire come together? An attack on her family drives Ariya to seek protection at the Ashen Twilight House. Once there, she encounters only more danger, along with the dark rescuer who haunts her dreams. Jace Archane is a vampire on the hunt, and distractions like Ariya are the last thing he wants or needs.But their survival might just hinge on one another when a vicious elemental creature threatens the underground world of Nightwalkers, Lycans and Shifter Elves. Caught between a shared enemy and otherworldly love, Jace and Ariya must unite before fear can tear them apart.
Purchase Link: http://www.onceuponabookstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_26&products_id=95


'The Stranger She Married' by Donna Hatch. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: Torn between a disfigured war hero with the heart of a poet, and a handsome libertine who may not be all he seems, impoverished Alicia must marry by the end of the month. Despite a murder threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger of all to her heart.
or the paperback is on Amazon.com


Emperor of the Wind by Charlotte Boyett-Compo. Available from Ellora's Cave.

BLURB: Ryden Bakari: the Emperor of Aduaidh Prime, the Burgon, the most powerful man in the megaverse. Tall, dark, as dangerous as they come, he is putty in the hands of the woman he loves. Her love has brought him out of crippling darkness and into the healing light.

Miriam Quillan lost her husband to the fierce fighting of the Border Wars. Childless, alone, working for a man she believes to be a traitor, she makes the decision to dedicate her life to helping the Burgon bring peace. But when she finally meets the great man for whom she is clandestinely spying, a spark ignites to set her desire to sizzling.

Like a sensuous lick of flame over a coverlet of satin and lace, a love so pure and a lust so overpowering will claim the Burgon and his lady to push all thoughts of war aside. Hot hands, warm mouths, and bodies throbbing with uncontrollable heat on a tropical world will set ablaze a roaring inferno of passion in the coldness of space.


Warrior in a Box by Eliza Knight. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: Lainie Shaw, travel writer, workaholic, has no time for men. Even if she did, no man could match up to the one in her imagination. A man who makes her blood heat, her body weep and her heart clench with love. Instead, she is almost content drooling over sexy paintings of highland warriors while working in Inverness, Scotland. An unexpected purchase in the way of an antique box delivers the man of her dreams right at Lainie's feet. Her wildest fantasies are realized when the highlander shows her up close and personal what he doesn't wear under his kilt. Not only do they click physically, but emotionally, Lainie finds herself falling hard and fast for this sensual, sweep her off her feet, man from the past.


LADY IN A BOX (Highland Jewel Series) by Eliza Knight.

Available at The Wild Rose Press

Blurb: Ian has been left Laird of Clan MacDuff after his brother Donell travels through time to be with his true love. The clan embraces him as their leader, and now to secure his own position, Ian decides he must take a wife. After imbibing on one two many gulps of ale, Ian toys with his brother’s brooch, the very catalyst to his present situation. When the air turns thick with fog, Ian panics that he’s travelled through time, but is comforted by the familiar surroundings of his bedroom. And what’s this? A beautiful naked woman is lying next to him… Natalie Blackwood, a Scottish historian, wakes up in her own naughty fantasy: making love to a medieval Highlander who strums her body like a fine-tuned instrument. Even better, she’s in a medieval keep set up by--she thinks--her best friend. When it all becomes a reality, Natalie has some tough decisions to make. Can she stay in Ian's world? Beyond earth-shattering bliss, can Ian convince her they were made for each other?


HER CAPTAIN RETURNS (Men of the Sea Series) by Eliza Knight. Available January 28th at The Wild Rose Press

BLURB: Miss Corinne Claymore, never knew what she was getting into with her innocent flirtations with Captain Ryder Montgomery. Scandal ensues and she finds herself not only married to Ryder but abandoned. After being gone for eight years on a secret mission for the Prince Regent, Ryder returns at hearing the news of his brothers death, making Ryder the Earl of Stafford. His love and passion for Corinne have not waned, but she has changed much. Ryder must woo her back to him, sooth her fears of being abandoned again all while discovering how his brother died and who may be at fault.


WindFall by Charlotte Boyett-Compo. Available from Ellora's Cave.

Blurb: An Unholy Marriage
Prince Kaelan Hesar made the mistake of falling in love with a girl of whom his Jarl did not approve and was thrown into prison because of that love. His heart broken, his spirit crushed, he was sold in marriage to the highest bidder and forbidden to ever see his love again.

Lady Gillian Cree, fleeing the unwanted attentions of a man she'd been ordered to marry, stumbles upon a derelect manor house in the midst of a snow storm and discovers true love never dies.

A tale of unrequited love, undying devotion, and lovers searching for happiness in a world set against them.


French Kiss by Missy Lyons available from Phaze Publishing.

BLURB: Sarafina didn't want a serious relationship after catching her fiance in bed with another woman. Ladies Night at an exclusive Parisian nightclub provided just the distraction she needed, where her every fantasy is catered to. She comes home to find her apartment ransacked and someone wants her dead. Caught up in a dangerous game of life and death, she needs her two new lovers for more than protection, but will she have to choose between the two men?

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'Valentine's Vindication' by Keta Diablo.

NOTE: A male/male novella, NOBLE Romance
Author: Keta Diablo, http://www.ketadiablo/

Blurb: The dreaded day had arrived. And this year, February 14th had a dual meaning. Not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was also Valentine’s day. Since his breakup with his boyfriend, Valentine Giovanni, a month ago, Deke’s life seemed meaningless. What had he expected? The moment Val found out he’d cheated on him, the shit hit the fan . . . and Deke’s shoes hit the pavement.
He didn’t have time to explain the why of it. Val wouldn’t believe him, and even Deke didn’t fully comprehend why he did it. He told himself Val deserved better, a submissive who completely trusted him, who’d commit wholly to his rough sex and demands. So rather than talk over his fears and insecurities, Deke forced a breakup by admitting he’d cheated.
It was a painful scene, an angry, gut-wrenching, debacle that ended in a screaming rage. Deke thought he’d feel relief when it was over, but every day was more dismal than the last, and all he felt was emptiness. He’d never loved anyone like he loved his former dom. He realized that now.
And tonight, he planned to prove his love to Val.
Purchase Link: http://www.nobleromance.com/
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Being Familiar with a Witch by Sapphire Phelan available from Phaze Books

BLURB: Tina doesn't know she's a witch. It will take Charun, her demon Familiar, to convince her to make love with him and let loose her witch powers. For if she doesn't, then with the demon army about to bring Armageddon to the mortal realm on Halloween, she won't stand a chance in Hell.

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Courting Trouble by Renee Knowles. Available from The Wild Rose Press.

BLURB: Lord Anthony Darby is determined to marry a wife with an exemplary reputation. Then he sees his childhood companion, gorgeous, scandalous, Lily Kennyon again. And all he wants is her in his bed. He decides to avoid her. Until her father makes him an irresistible offer: he'll sponsor Anthony's entry into an exclusive club, if Anthony will accompany his outcast daughter to society events. Can Anthony resist Lily's sensual lure? Or will his hunger make him lose control?

Lily has always rued her impulsive nature. Never more than when her defiance led to an accident, which paralyzed her sister. Afterward, she decided if her sister would never marry, neither would she. Yet she wants to experience lovemaking. So, when Anthony courts her, she devises a plan to seduce him. But she fears she's falling in love. Then she discovers Anthony's attentions were all part of a pact with her father…
Purchase Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=176_138&products_id=896&zenid=dbda62af524fdca2ddfc368a5545f0ce
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A Celtic Lover’s Magic by Lisa Alexander-Griffin. Available from Freya's Bower.

BLURB: Liam Macauley inherits what he believes to be a mansion in Ireland from an uncle he’s never known. The moment he sets foot on Irish soil, nothing is as it seems. Caileaan, descendent of the Sidhe, ancient gods of Eire, the Tuatha De Danann, longs to dig her toes into freshly turned earth, toil side by side with a husband, birth his children, know what it is to be loved and live as one with humans. In a battle of darkness and light, will the evil Fomhoire destroy the promise made to Caileaan, and thwart Liam’s chance to gain his hearts desire?


Blue Gold by Lindsay Townsend published By: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.

[Epic Historical Romance.
NOTE: Contains nonconsensual sex and sex between half-siblings.]

BLURB: Ancient Egypt, 1560 B.C. Ruling Upper Egypt from Thebes, Pharaoh Sekenenre has many enemies. Aweserre, whose grandfather seized the crown of Lower Egypt. Kamose and Ahhotpe, his son and daughter, who plot to rule in his place. And, most dangerous, the storm-god Set.It is a time of famine. To prosper a man must be civilized and ruthless. Ramose, priest and Vizier, is all of these. Kasa, a farmer, must learn to be like him to survive. Neith, wife of Ramose, is driven, first to drink, then to courage. Hathor, who killed her son, finds love, desertion, then a second chance at love. Tiyi, the gentle masseuse, is desired by many, but desires only one.Watched by the gods of Egypt, the conflict reaches its climax in war. The pyramids, a thousand years old when the story begins, play a crucial part. Behind all is the God Set, with his question: 'What am I?'
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-bluegold-13932-330.html


Bronze Lightening by Lindsay Townsend published By: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.

BLURB: Sarmatia is a trainer for the Bull Rite, the dangerous, glamorous ceremony of bull-leaping that gave a young Kretan entry into adulthood. Fearn is healer from the distant northern Isle of Stones summoned for his skills to the sick-bed of Minos, the Kretan king. They meet on the dusty flagstones of the palace courtyard and both save a life.
A year passes. They are betrothed, but Fearn has returned home and is chosen king of his small northern country. As king, master of storms, he cannot return to Krete. Fearn writes to Sarmatia releasing her from her vows - but is this what they really want?
Sarmatia leaves Krete to search for Fearn. Many months and life-and-death adventures later, she is reunited with him. She and Fearn are still deeply in love but there is an unknown enemy working against them, one who will stop at nothing, even murder.

Starjacked by Karin Shah. Available from Samhain Publishing.

Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic
ISBN: 978-1-60504-386-9
Length: Novel
Price: 5.50
Publication Date: February 10, 2009
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Tagline and Blurb
With the fate of the galaxy at risk, love may not be enough…
In the lawless fringes of deep space, pirate Tia Sen has a rep for being hard as plascrete, tough as Amalan leather, and as strong as she is beautiful. She also has a secret that courts death: For years she has been freeing enslaved children. Stepping in to rescue a valiant mechanic from a near-fatal beating risks more than her life. Thanks to her traitorous heart, her web of lies is in danger of unraveling.
Undercover operative Rork Al’Ren is no stranger to lies. Emotionally scarred by the murders of his wife and unborn child, he wants nothing more than to eradicate every bit of pirate scum in the galaxy. Then his mission goes sour, and he finds himself Tia’s personal slave—and falling in love with the very pirate he’s sworn to destroy.
Yet love is a luxury he can’t afford. Tia possesses a powerful new weapon that could overwhelm the Union of Planets and plunge the galaxy into war.
If Rork can’t convince her to surrender it, he may have to break her trust—and her heart.
Warning: This title contains sensual love scenes and kick-ass, nail-biting action. May cause reckless behavior, lapses into daydreams, belief in happily-ever-afters, and is certainly habit-forming.
Purchase Link: http://samhainpublishing.com/authors/karin-shah

'Rock Bound' by Rochelle Weber. Available from Red Rose Publishing.

Blurb: The future is a dangerous place for dreamers and idealists.

When a dictator takes over the United States , Annie Peterson attends a protest in Washington , DC , with Paul, her husband and soul mate. US troops fire into the crowd killing Paul. Jake Johnsrud, a virtual stranger, risks his life to save Annie’s. They are among the survivors who are sentenced to slavery on the Moon for their “crimes.”
Jake is forced to mine, while Annie is sentenced as a sex slave to "service" the men. Jake fights increasing feelings of anger and jealousy as Annie struggles to perform her job, while she resists her increasing attraction to him. Along with their fellow inmates, they fight to survive on the lunar "rock" that is their prison.
Will the hardships of life in exile bring the two together? Or will Annie’s undying devotion to Paul be the final, insurmountable obstacle for her and Jake?

Angels Fire, Demon'a Blood by Tamela Quijas

Blurb:Lucien D’ Angel is a celebrated paranormal detective with a lucrative television show and numerous best selling books pertaining to the world that may exist beyond the human experience. He’s managed to keep the proverbial low profile over the decades and has purposely stayed out of the public eye, due to a secret that he harbors. His life was perfect. Low keyed, private (except for the television shows) and orderly.That was, until Evangeline Keegan enters his life and disrupts the perfect facade that he had erected over the centuries.Despite all outward appearance, Lucien has been cursed for nearly four centuries, striving to maintain a some-what ‘normal’ existence in society. Due to the actions of his father, D’ Angel the Destroyer, he has been cursed with the sight. He sees the spirits of the damned and those left behind at every twist and turn and he has been reluctantly assigned to gather their lost souls. It is a torment that he has endured, lacking any form of human contact and successfully evading the attention of his demonic twin, Julian.Julian is everything that Lucien is not and his goal is to destroy all that Lucien holds dear, never permitting the curse that has plagued them for so many centuries to end.Lucien has keep the secret of his identity well hidden behind a cool veneer of intelligence, but Eva soon learns that Lucien is a tortured and tormented soul who craves one thing, that she will refuse to grant him.His own death.


Love's Immortal Pantheon: Seduction in Moonlight By: Diana DeRicci

Published By: Tease Publishing LLCISBN # 978-1-60767-026-1
Word Count: 9,500Heat Index (4)
Categories: Paranormal/Horror Erotica Short Stories
Available in: Adobe Acrobat
Price: $1.99
Anthology available in Print!

Blurb: When Selene is brought to earth by a mortal man, the passion she finds is one she cannot leave, yet she only has three nights of the Flower Moon to experience this wonder. When confronted by Zeus, she risks everything to stay with the man who has stolen her heart.

This is a twisted retelling of the Selene and Endymion story.

'Dax Rigby, War Correspondent' by John B. Roseman.

NOTE: This is a Sci-Fi/Adventure novel with added romance.

Blurb: To stop WWIII on Earth, Dax Rigby must travel 900 light-years to the savage planet Arcadia. There, he fights not only to save two intelligent alien species from extinction, but also to rescue a dying human outpost. Facing assassination attempts, seduction from a beautiful, oversexed pilot, and his own mysterious powers of resurrection, Dax struggles to maintain his loyalties and complete his mission. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance. Will he find a way to redefine both his identity and his destiny in time?

Coincidence by Rebecca Savage
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
March 1, 2009 paperback
Champagne Books

Blurb: Lori’s fiancĂ© framed her and made sure she went to prison in his stead. Now she’s out, and he wants to shut her up. He’s hired a man to stalk her, threaten her, and tell her to leave the case closed and accept her fate. Lori’s never been that obedient, and she believes in making her own fate. Her new friend Sal Tarentino is right there beside her, cheering her on.

Can they win? And find a way to turn their coincidental meeting into…happily ever after?

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT - DCL Publications


DCL (Dark Castle Lords) Publications have a range of books to suit all tastes and styles. They have fiction and non-fiction books that span the centuries and cover Medieval, Renaissance, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Contemporary eras.

If you cannot find anything to your taste, please don't despair as they will be adding more titles as soon as they are ready.

You can subscribe to their monthly 'Dark Castle Lords' Newsletter by visiting their website at http://www.thedarkcastlelords.com/index.htm

Check out the fantastic books you could win from DCL Publications on the contest page.

Here are the Submission Guidelines passed on by DCL Publications

DCL Gold Crown Series

We are accepting well-written stories with solid plots, well-developed settings, and characters that are fully developed. Your submitted story should fit into a specific genre and heat level; however, some crossover of genres is allowable and your story must be themed around a castle, manor house or mansion.

General Submissions

We are accepting submissions in all genres. We are accepting well-written stories with solid plots, well-developed settings, and characters that are fully developed. Your submitted story should fit into a specific genre and heat level; however, some crossover of genres is allowable.
We expect all submissions to be as free of mechanical errors in punctuation, grammar, and spelling as possible. We do have editors on staff, but we will not rewrite your story for you.
We do accept previously published works, but we can only accept your out of print works if you hold the exclusive rights. Should we accept your manuscript for publication, we will ask you to provide proof of rights.

Please send your query, synopsis and first three chapters of your manuscript to
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Royalty rate is 35% of Gross for single author titles.
All published titles will be in eBook format

Other useful links for DCL Publications


Some of DCL's Publications

'Handsome Devil' by Kate Hofman.


Blurb: Jason's grandfather harrases him from Greece about marrying an old friend's granddaughter. To avoid this, Jason proposes a marriage, in name, to Chiara, his personal assistant. Will they have to consummate the marriage to escape further machinations by his grandfather? Once in Athens, on their honeymoon, they realize just how far the bully will go to rescind their marriage. What can they do to escape him?



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'Dreams of a Raven Moon' by Veronica Towers.

Blurb: Nathaniel, Viscount Ravenleigh may be the handsomest man in London for surely he is the most self-centred and arrogant.

Shannon Masters is the shy near sighted young lady caught in the wrong place at the right time. Her fragile self esteem takes a beating when he accuses her of attempting to trap him into a compromise.

When proved wrong, Nathaniel sees himself in less than the usual flattering light and extends himself to make ammends to her.

Can he mend his ways enough to win the love of a myopic young woman who can see plainly into his soul?

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'A Heart's Desire' by Mary Alice Pritchard.

Blurb: He knows she is his mate and he's determined to have her. She isn't so sure and is afraid of his power over her. Her heart says yes but her mind says careful. How will she know he's the one for her? She must listen to her heart and let the rest take care of itself.








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'Till Death Do Us Part' by Jennifer Mueller.


Blurb: Not all women decide being taken captive by pirates leads to romance even after sharing their bed. Delphine le Vasseur's only thought is of escape. At least until she finds out the truth, that she wasn't supposed to survive the pirate attack on her ship ... then it's time for revenge.



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You can read excerpts from these books and many more at http://www.thedarkcastlelords.com/index.htm

'Don’t be afraid of the dark, embrace it!'



LORI PERKINS

Meet Ravenousromance.com Editorial Director, Lori Perkins

I hope you know that I am both a literary agent (two decades worth of sales) and the editorial director of Ravenousromance. com, where we're publishing a book and a short story a day.

I started as an agent of horror, fantasy and science fiction, but also sold nonficiton books about pop culture (often about science fiction, fantasy and horror - Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, for instance).

Somehow that lead to a request to represent some of the people in the adult entertainment industry, and while doing that, I started wondering what had happened to the erotica market of my youth (Anais Nin, Nancy Friday, Anne Rice's Beauty Books ). That's when I started representing Cecilia Tan, who writes erotic science fiction, fantasy and horror.

I edited two erotica anthologies for Thunders Mouth Press with Cecilia Tan - The MILF Anthology and Cowboy Lover. Once I reconnected with the erotica world, I discovered hundreds of wonderful writers who wrote anywhere between 10 and 100 short stories a year, and published them in anthologies. I knew these writers could be integrated into the burgoening erotic romance market, and started working with them towards that end. I quickly sold novels to Harlequin, Bantam, Avon, etc. for these writers.

But my writers could write much more than one novel a year. Many of them could write 4 to 6 to ten novels a year, but that's not the way print publishing works. Epublishing, on the other hand, embraced this ravenous readership.

About 9 months ago, I joined forces with two publishing colleagues, Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn, who wanted to break into the exciting new world of epublishing. We believe that epublishing is the new mass market - where affordable books can be offered to readers at the pace they read them.

We started ravenousromance.com in December, giving readers a new book or short story every day as both ebooks and audiobooks. Our titles quickly made the various epublishing and audio best-seller lists.

One of our best-selling categories is paranormal erotic romance. We also have a number of erotic science fiction tales (I am in love with Lisa Lane's LUST IN SPACE) and a ton of vampire and werewolf tales.

Our M/M fiction has already made some best-seller lists (Ryan Fields' PRETTY MAN was No. 1 at All Romance Ebooks), and our contemporaries (SAVING SOPHIE by Elle Amery) and historicals (LAND OF THE FALLING STARS by Keta Diablo) have received 4 and 5 star reviews.

We are looking for new voices and new takes on classic subjects. One of our most successful strategies has been to re-tell a classic story, from a fairy tale (THE GLASS STILLETO is an S&M retelling of Cinderella) to a favorite romantic film ( MARRAKESH is a M/M version of Casablanca).

For more information on Lori Perkins Agency or Ravenous Romance, please use the contact details below.


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HARLEQUIN SPECIAL GUEST- Michelle Styles


Hello and thank you for having me as your guest for this newsletter. I am Michelle Styles and I write historical romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon. In the US, they are published in the Harlequin Historical imprint . In the UK, it is Mills & Boon Historical. Both UK and US imprints now put all their front list into e-books, so really you can download one of my books from anywhere, rather than waiting for the print version. One of the great things about the Mills & Boon website is their widgets. This means it is possible to read the first chapter of my books before buying. Reading a bit of a book before I buy was something I really missed once I started buying my books off the internet, so I am really glad to have the innovation.

My latest UK book is Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife and it comes out in the UK in April as an e-book. Although it can be read as a stand alone book, it is linked to A Question of Impropriety which was released in the UK last November. There are plans to release both books in the North American market but I am not sure when.


My latest US book ,Viking Warrior, Unwilling Wife was released as an ebook in December, and eharlequin helpfully did a widget for that book as well.


As you can see by the different books, I write in a variety of time periods – from ancient Rome to early Viking and the Regency/Victorian period. Even my Regency and Victorians have a slightly different twist as they are set in the North East of England and have to do a little with industrialisation.

I really like that Harlequin Mills & Boon Historical allows its authors to write in a variety of time periods. They are very committed to providing the full gamut of historical romance. Harlequin is a worldwide company, so I never know quite where my books will appear.
In March, I have books out in Poland, Czech and Australia. My books are much better travelled than I am!

One of the great things about research is doing hands on. With Impoverished Miss, Convenient Wife, I went down a reconstructed coal mine and rode a replica 1820s train at the local open air museum. With my Vikings, I got to go to Iceland and Norway to do the research and even ended up falling off a galloping horse. I have just returned from a trip to Venice and will incorporate some of the things I learnt into an upcoming a novel.

My biggest tip for writing is the same tip that I would give for any one who wants to do anything from running a marathon to completing a quilt to competing at ballroom dancing – it takes desire, determination, dedication, discipline and a whole lots of perseverance. The urge to write shows you have talent. What you do and how much you are willing to sacrifice is up to you.

Thank you so much for having me.

You can find out more about Michelle at these links:



To purchase any of Michelle's books, visit the link below:


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - Michelle M. Pillow



Michelle M Pillow, Author of All Things Romance, is a multi-published, award winning author writing in many romance fiction genres including futuristic, paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy and dark paranormal. She was the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist and a PAN member of RWA.
She co-hosts a weekly radio talk show, Raven Radio, which was recently mentioned in Romantic Times BOOK reviews Magazine..
Readers and Listeners can contact her through her website http://www.michellepillow.com/.

Michelle Links
Here are a sample of just a few of her books.

King of the Unblessed
The choice is simple: go with him or die.
Realm Immortal, Book One

Blurb: Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good—happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s and, on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she’d get what she wished for. When her fiancĂ© is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her…or die.

Faery Queen

It is ill-advised to incur the wrath of a faery, but it is most foolish to do so of a faery queen…
Realm Immortal, Book Two

Blurb: Queen Tania of the Faeries is tired of waiting for Hugh, the Earl of Bellemare, to come back to her. A year has passed since his commitments pulled him from her side and she’s begun to suspect he never intended to return. Disheartened, the queen’s mood darkens until she finds she has no choice but to teach the earl a lesson he will never forget—that no human should dare lie to a faery queen.
Hugh’s hatred of the magical world is well known and he wishes to live out the rest of his life in the mortal realm, doing his noble duty. Too bad his heart hasn’t caught up to his head. Thoughts of a tenaciously seductive queen haunt him, even as he knows the woman only wanted him as a plaything for her bed. But it would seem he can’t run far enough, for the teasing nymph won’t back down and Hugh finds himself at the mercy of a vengeful faery.
Purchase link: http://samhainpublishing.com/authors/michelle-m-pillow

Reviews:
"Those who are hardy and brave will applaud this tale of love." - RT Magazine
"We could all use a little bit of Euphoria now and again. ...Michelle M. Pillow is pure magic." Sensual Reads
"5 Stars! Pillow has created a complex world and a heartbreaking love story filled with friction, angst, and deep love.” - Jennifer, CK2S Reviews
Stone Queen

To gain the only thing he truly wants, he’ll have to risk everything.
Realm Immortal, Book Three

Blurb: Juliana, newly appointed Queen of the Unblessed, has realized there is a bit more to her position than she first thought. Sure, it has its perks: a sinfully sexy husband who is also a king, growing powers and a magical life that’s never boring, but the drawbacks are considerable. To save her kingdom from war, Juliana accepts assistance from a witch. But when her reality turns upside down, she realizes she’s been betrayed.
For a brief time, Merrick knew happiness, as much happiness as the king of necessary evil could ever feel. Juliana has become the light in his darkness. Though he can never tell his wife he loves her—or risk upsetting the balance of both the mortal and immortal realms—the words are understood between them. Or so he thought. When she falls prey to a wayward spell, becoming encased in stone, he knows he’ll have to risk everything to gain the only thing he truly wants.
Talons: Seize the Hunter

Futuristic Romance

Blurb: Princess Ari of the planet Falconia knows it’s her time to marry and has picked out several suitable men in her mind—none of which is Falcoan Army Commander, Rurik of the Fifth. The man tormented her as a child, causing her untold humiliations. But there is really no need to worry about such a match. Shifters cannot rule and Rurik is a natural born falcon shifter.
Trusting destiny, Ari sips from the Marriage Chalice, sealing her future. But things don’t go as planned. It would seem fate is giving her to the one man she despises. How can she find happiness with the one man she could never want for her very own?

Reviews:
"5 Roses! Seize the Hunter is a hot and steamy read. Michelle Pillow writes a wonderful story that draws you in from the beginning. You felt like you were there experiencing the story." Wildrain, Sensual Reads, 2008

"Ms. Pillow has crafted unforgettable characters and an intriguing plot in Seize the Hunter. I was instantly drawn into their world of Falconia and mesmerized by the winged creatures. If you’re looking for a great fantasy romance you should not pass up Seize the Hunter."
Klarissa, Joyfully Reviewed, Dec 2006

Lilith Enraptured
A Divinity Warrior book set in the Divinity Universe.

Blurb: Sorin of Firewall lives in a land forever at war. In fact, the Starian men are so busy fighting, their marriage ceremony has been reduced to a “will of the gods” event where they simply pick a woman out of a lineup and claim her as a wife. With women becoming scarce, it’s necessary to trade the offworld Divinity Corporation for brides. Duty-bound to attend the ceremony, he has no intention of picking a bride, let alone one from another dimension. That is, until he sees Lilith, the bewitching woman sent by the gods to reward—or punish?—him.

Lilith, a data analyst for Divinity, is betrayed by the Corporation and wakes up in a primitive, uncharted dimension filled with warriors who only know war and duty. But her initial fears of becoming a sex slave to a big beefy knight become all too real when a warrior of god-like proportions claims she’s his new woman. As Lilith discovers, there are worse fates than being the focus of Soren’s skillful and earthy seduction.

By Michelle M Pillow & Mandy M Roth
http://www.michellepillow.com/
http://www.mandyroth.com/
Paranormal Romance
Release: Jan 23, 2009

Part of the Pleasure Cruise World…

Blurb: A tropical island that’s seen better days. A downed plane. A marooned boat. And two gorgeous supernaturals who’ll stop at nothing to claim their mates.
Jurgen wants Annette in the worst—or best—way, and he intends to make her his. Finding a way to get off the island can wait until he’s shown her all the pleasures to be found with a shapeshifter mate who’ll stop at nothing to ensure she’s his—forever.
Keoni thinks all his fantasies have come true when a half-naked Christy flounders in the water beside his boat. Being unexpectedly marooned on a sinking island in the middle of nowhere gives him the perfect opportunity to get down and dirty with the sexy lady of his dreams.
Excerpt: http://www.jasminejade.com/productspecs/9781419920769.htm
Buy: http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-6920-50-pleasure-island.aspx

Red Light Specialists
By Mandy M. Roth , Michelle M. PillowFuturistic Romance

Blurb: Three sexy secret agents. Three sexy missions.Bianca, Sonja and Trinity were given a choice—become RLS-69 special agents or continue to serve out their prison sentences at the Restigatio Women's Correctional Facility. Trained to complete their mission by any means necessary, these women aren't afraid to pull out all the stops. With their freedom on the line, they'll do whatever it takes to get the job done. From combat to seduction, their targets won't know what hit them until it is way too late. There's only one problem…their handsome targets have a few secret weapons of their own.

Reviews: "5 STARS! This collection is full of beautiful woman, handsome men with unusual abilities, and subplots that connect the stories together. The women make use of their seduction training as well as their fighting abilities and give them just the right amount of action. A large dollop of humor is added to the mix to make this collection one of the best I have read in a long time. I hope the authors will continue to write more adventures for these women. I want to know what happens next." Candy, eCataRomance reviews

"5 HEARTS! I love both of these authors and when they collaborate, they are even better.... The love scenes are extremely hot, and the characters very well developed. The authors also leave plenty of room for sequels. I can't wait to read them." Maura Frankman, The Romance Studio, July 2005

"5 STARS! Red Light Specialists is wonderful, I loved this book! From start to finish I was immersed within the pages... Mandy M. Roth & Michelle M. Pillow have a fan for life in me!" Chantay, Euro-Reviews August 2005

Excerpt: http://www.ellorascave.com/Excerpts/Excerpt_RedLightSpecialists.htm
Buy Ebook: http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-5933-139-red-light-specialists.aspx
Buy Print: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-3500-red-light-specialists.aspx?skinid=11

Taming Him
Paranormal Romance

Blurb: Aliens do not exist.Maggie is a practical woman and practical women don't believe in aliens. But when a sexy alien kidnaps her and brings her to his spaceship, her world is shaken. When he tells her she's meant to be his wife and that she's going to spend her days being pleasured by him, she finds she's ready to believe—and do—almost anything to be his.

Reviews:
"5 STARS! Michelle M. Pillow has unlocked the secret to what makes a story soar to great heights. Her imaginativeness has no confines when it comes to creating characters and storyline. She has the capability to pull the reader right into the book. Taming Him is a towering quest with a twist of suspense and just enough adventure to keep the reader wondering what the next page will hold." Sime~Gen Reviews

"alien abduction has never been more fun and sexy" Gracie McKeever, PNR Reviews

Excerpt: http://www.jasminejade.com/productspecs/9781419903687.htm
Buy Ebook: http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-6167-139-taming-him.aspx
Buy Print: http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-4117-139-taming-him.aspx

Naughty Cupid: Cupid’s Enchantment
Paranormal Historical Romance

Blurb: Contrary to popular belief, Cupid is not a cute little cherub. And he’ll take revenge on any who say differently. Just ask Ilar, Commander of the Lycaon guard…Lady Rhiannon’s beauty is distracting suitors from her older sister and ruining her chances at marriage, so her father has her locked her away in a tower. Believing she is going crazy from the isolation, Rhiannon hears a frightful voice. The next thing she knows, she's waken up in a strange forest pursued by mythical wolf men. And, worst of all, their leader is taking her home with him.Ilar is irritated to discover an enchanted female—a human, their ancient hunters—disrupting his Lycan Guards. One sniff of this mortal’s enchantment and the men go insane, trying to kill each for her hand. Only in making her his lover can the spell be broken. Ilar has no choice but to claim the female for his own. But who knows what will happen when Cupid’s Enchantment is broken.

Reviews: "I highly recommend Cupid's Enchantment to lovers of magic, passion and love, I truly enjoyed it from first page to last." In the Library Reviews June 2006 "4 Angels! Cupid’s Enchantment proved very entertaining with the twist on Cupid’s role in the love department. I often found myself laughing out loud at his antics. The love scenes between Rhiannon and Ilar set these pages on fire, even when nothing more than kissing transpired. Ms. Pillow has a penchant for writing steamy episodes that will keep the reader coming back for more." Fallen Angels Review

Excerpt: http://www.michellepillow.com/cupids_enchantment.htm
Buy Link: http://michellepillow.com/ravenbooks/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=12



Space Lords: Frost Maiden
Futuristic Romance

Blurb: Empath and space pirate, Evan Cormier is obsessed with decoding an ominous premonition about his future. When a fellow crewman angered a spirit, the vengeful Zhang An took her wrath out on everyone in the vicinity. Evan just happened to be one of them. He’s now facing a future in which he’ll be forever alone.
Lady Josselyn of the House of Craven has been betrayed. With her home world on a Florencian moon under attack and her family dead, she finds herself at the mercy of the one who deceived them. There is only one thing left to do—die with honor. But before she can join her family in the afterlife, she must first avenge all that she held dear. Falling in love with a pirate was never in the plan. Evan and his thieving crewmates might have delayed her fate, but they can’t stop destiny.


Reviews: "5 CUPS! Frost Maiden is wonderfully well written, and the story pulls at your heart strings in every way imaginable. I cannot wait to read more stories by this author, and hope that her next installment of Space Lords is not too far off." - Lee Ann, Coffeetime Romances, March 2008



Lords of the Var: The Bound Prince
Futuristic Romance

Coverart by Natalie Winters

About the Lords of the Var Series:

The Var Princes were raised by a hard man who put no stock in love—especially love with one woman. Bred to never take a life mate, these men will do everything in their power to live up to the dead King Attor’s expectations and never fall in love.
About the Book:

A simple mistake…Captain Samantha Dorsey and her crew are on a mission, a mission to complete a Galactic Scavenger Hunt and claim the prize money. Flying about space for a year collecting their items, they only have one thing left to get--a primitive wild beast.

Drunk and feeling like some fun, Sam and her crew fly to Qurilixen to finish their collection by snagging a white tiger. Only the next morning, severely hung over, Captain Sam realizes that they got more beast than they bargained for. They kidnapped a warrior Prince.A royal destiny…Prince Falke, Commander of the Var Armies, is a man raised to fight. Out of all the Var Princes, he alone must be the hardest. When the beautifully frustrating female Captain kidnaps him, no one knows where to come looking. Now it's up to Falke to use all his training, and powers of seduction, to find his way back home.

Reviews: Nominated for the 2007 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award!
5 ANGEL! RECOMMENDED READ! Fallen Angel Reviews"4 1/2 STARS! Fun, emotional and full of wonderful characters." RT Magazine, April 2007
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Purchase Link: http://michellepillow.com/ravenbooks/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=2_5&products_id=6&zenid=6c99bcbaaa1467d76f55f9f80b2bf0b8 Excerpt: http://www.michellepillow.com/bound_prince.htm

Maiden and the Monster
Historical Romance

Blurb: Vladamir of Kessen, Duke of Lakeshire Castle, is feared as a demon in the land of Wessex. The Kings have granted him a title of nobility in exchange for his part as a political prisoner. Discontent, he bides his time in his new home until war will once again rip through the land. But boredom soon turns to devious pleasure as the daughter of his most hated enemy is left for dead at his castle gate. Now the monster bides his time plotting revenge.Lady Eden of Hawks' Nest doesn't know what to think of the man who saved her life, but she can't wrench her thoughts away. His words are those of a tyrant, true to his vicious reputation, but his touch is that of a man, stirring passion and lust when there should only be fear. It would seem the infamous monster is not as monstrous as he appears.

Reviews and Awards:
2007 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award WINNER!
RT TOPPICK!

"5 Angels! Maiden and the Monster is one of the best medieval romances I have ever read."- FAR

"4 1/2 STARS! This is a perfect blend of history, emotion, tension, hot sex and fascinating and sympathetic characters, and the writing is superb. Pillow chooses magical details to set the scene, and they add to both the history and the emotion." Page Traynor, RT Bookclub Magazine

"I was so entranced by Maiden and the Monster I couldn’t put it down. It’s intense, and full of emotion... powerful and moving, ...Maiden and the Monster is a keeper!" Nannette, Joyfully Reviewed
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Book: Call of the Lycan
A 3 ebook Print Collection
Book Includes the stories: Planetary Passions - Call of the Sea

Part of the Call of the Lycan series.

Blurb: Ian O'Connell, heir prince to his clan, has no plans to settle down even though his untamed nature keeps him on the prowl for female company. The only woman he could ever want saved him from a watery grave before disappearing from his life forever. But that was a long time ago, too long for a mortal woman to have survived. Though he searched for her, in the end it was in vain.Cursed by the power of the Cancerian crab, Ceana is doomed to spend her eternity in the ocean as a mermaid. Her only relief is on a full moon, when she becomes human and must find shore. Centuries have passed and she's all but given up on the one who could save her. Brief passion is all she has and she's willing to take what she can get—especially if it's with an intriguing lycan who's untamed nature just might be her salvation.

Call of the Lycan - Call of the Untamed

Book 2 in the Call of the Lycan series.

Blurb: Roark O'Connell is a lycan on the prowl. For what, he's not always sure. His job within the clan keeps him moving around and boredom often sets in. It's boredom that causes him to make a bet with his brother James to hire an etiquette coach. Expecting an old schoolmarm type, he's blown away to discover the sexiest woman he's ever laid eyes on. The prim and proper Natasha might be there to tame his untamed ways, but he's just the man to fulfill her wildest, most erotic dreams.



Call of the Lycan - Call of Temptation

Book 3 in the Call of the Lycan series.

Blurb: James O'Connell lives simply, except for the whole hunting-werewolves part. As one of the three lycan princes of the O'Connell clan, it's his duty to enforce the lycan law. When a member of their clan begins killing humans, he's sent to bring the rogue wolf in.Claudia Hughes lives an ordinary life as a computer software analyst. Her mother and grandmother had psychic intuition, but hers is severely underdeveloped. Taking a solitary vacation, she trusts where instinct leads her and ends up at the end of some crazy woman's fangs. She's led into a surreal world where lycans exist and her life is in constant jeopardy. Passion and lust for the man who saves her should be the least of her worries, but her sexual attraction to James is just too strong to fight.