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Desirable Thursdays: Covers I Heart

      Well it's that spooky time of year again, Halloween! Tonight the children are trick or treating in my neck of the woods and I do means woods since that is all my side yard is nothing but thick, colorful foliage and lots of wildlife. I always enjoyed Halloween as a kid even if my parents never permitted the idea of trick or treating my siblings and I still managed to have a ton of fun. This year I am tagging along with the children of the family as they venture out in their costumes and collect candy.    One of the best parts about Halloween I find that it isn't the candy but the covers of paranormal novels! Avon Romance has the spookiest and dare I say sexiest covers on the market and just in time to share for All Hallows Eve. I usually do not chose favorites but this...

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Writing Erotic Romance – How To Start (Or Why Blank Screens Are Evil)

This post has adult content. If you are under the age of eighteen years old and/or sensitive to adult language/situations, please do not read this post. Saturday is the official start of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, the annual craziness many sickass writers (including myself) voluntarily sign up for. We’re challenged to write 50,000 words (200 pages) in 30 sleepless, Nutella-fueled days. (My handle is http://nanowrimo.org/participants/cynthia-sax if you’d like to Friend me) These might be Alice In Wonderful fucked up beyond belief words but hey, they’re on the screen and that’s a great thing. Why? Because blank screens are the epitome of evil. They’re a writer’s kryptonite, representing many of our insecurities. Can I write this new story? Is this idea any good? Do I have another story in me? Oh my God. Will the words ever come? First Draft Shit Vs Submission Draft Magic Much of this blank screen...

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Review: Burn for Me

BURN FOR ME Hidden Legacy #1 Ilona Andrews Urban Fantasy 384 pages Avon Available Now Source: Finished copy from publisher for review THE STORY (from Goodreads) Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive. Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in...

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Guest Post with Author Lori Wilde and Giveaway

Meet Lori Wilde, author of Christmas at Twilight. LORI WILDE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 70 works of romantic fiction. She is a two-time RITA award nominee, a four time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee and has won numerous other awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and holds a certificate in nursing forensics. An animal lover, Lori is owned by several pets, and lives in Texas with her husband, Bill. Places to find Lori: | Site | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | DECK THE HALLS WITH HOLIDAY ROMANCE I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to write a Christmas book a year for the last several years. Not only is it my favorite time of year, but also Christmas books sell very well. What is it about the holidays that make romance at that time of year...

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Book Review: Covering Kendall by Julie Brannagh

Title: Covering Kendall Author: Julie Brannagh Publisher: Avon (HarperCollins) Release Date: October 21, 2014 Where to Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes Rating: 5 stars From the book: Kendall Tracy, General Manager of the San Francisco Miners, is not one for rash decisions or one-night stands. But when she finds herself alone in a hotel room with a heart-stoppingly gorgeous man-who looks oddly familiar-Kendall throws her own rules out the window…and they blow right back into her face. Drew McCoy should look familiar, he’s a star player for her team’s archrival the Seattle Sharks. Which would basically make Drew and Kendall the Romeo and Juliet of professional football…well, without all the dying. Not that it’s an issue. They agree to pretend their encounter never happened. Nothing good can come from it anyway, right? Drew’s not so sure. Kendall may be all wrong, but he can’t stop thinking about her and he...

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Beyond Possession (Beyond #5.5) by Kit Rocha.

Zan has been in love with Tatiana Stone for over a year so when he gets some treatment for a wound Dallas asks him to seduce her to help defuse a rebellion brewing in the sector, he's only to willing to help. As now he'll have an excuse to finally claim her as his own. Tatiana has been working hard in her shop, crafting soaps, rubs and lotions. She likes to keep herself to herself but she worries about her sister, especially now she has got herself involved with a man who is going to start a whole lot of trouble. I loved the characters Zan and Titiana. She was a very strong and independent woman, not really looking for a relationship. Zan was very reliable and honourable guy, and also very strong and reliable, just what Titiana needed. When they got together the pages were smoking. This was another...

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Join my Thunderclap for Hard to Come By!

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to ask for your help! Hard to Come By releases during Thanksgiving week, so I’ve started a Thunderclap automated social media campaign to help get the word out during a time when everyone’s so busy. If you could spare a tweet or a Facebook share, please join my campaign, give a click or two, and that’s all you have to do – Thunderclap does all the remembering and posting! I really appreciate your consideration! In case the embedded form doesn't appear, click here to visit the campaign/support page! Thank you! We need a minimum of 100 people for the campaign to go, but more than that is definitely welcome! Thanks everyone! Laura

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Surviving Like Katniss: Dealing With Writer’s Rejection

Hey all, My VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: VIRGINIA blog tour is stopping off today at MM Jaye’s place, and she’s graciously handed me the virtual microphone. I’m talking about my experience with writer’s rejection–and how I deal with it. Would love to hear your thoughts, too, because I could learn something new. Every day is a good day to learn about an aspect of publishing (says the wonder nerd)! Also want to remind you all that my blog tour for VIRGINIA (book two in my series with Avon Impulse) is winding down (sniff) and Friday (HALLOWEEN!) is the last day to enter the two contests I have running. Win a copy of one of my books…and/or put your name in the ring (literally) for a chance to help me shape GEORGIA, the last book in the VSOU series. Check out my post with MM Jaye today for all the details....

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