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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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TBT: Tempted by the Night

Thought I’d go with my paranormal, haunted, ghoulish, monster/Jane Austen story, Tempted by the Night, for Halloween Eve. So many people have asked why I decided to write historicals with paranormal elements, and I have to admit that I never set out deliberately to do it, rather the story/series idea would not go away and haunted me until I wrote them. So after writing the first one, His Mistress by Morning, I knew I would never escape without writing Hermione’s story (well, make that Rockhurst’s). I got so many emails about him, pleading for his story, something that didn’t surprise me in the least. I sort of suspected that might happen when I was writing Mistress. Sometimes a character steps off the page and takes a place in your heart. Like I said last week, Temple, from my Danver’s series, was another such character. The very moment Rockhurst came striding...

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Series Spotlight & Giveaway : Sweet Texas by Candis Terry

Enter to Win Signed Copy of SOMETHING SWEETER,  Halloween Socks and Halloween Candy! HE’S STUBBORN AND THOROUGHLY MALE . . . If Charlotte Brooks thinks she and her TV makeover show can turn Reno Wilder’s hometown upside down, he’ll be happy to prove her wrong. The x-Marine has seen too much turmoil and he likes Sweet, Texas, just the way it is. Traditional. Familiar. A little dull. Everything Charli isn’t. But instead of backing off from his scowls like everyone else, Charli digs in her skyscraper heels. SHE’S TENACIOUS AND WICKEDLY TEMPTING . . . Reno Wilder is a one-man unwelcoming committee, but Charli isn’t budging. It’s clear the gorgeous cowboy needs an overhaul just as much as Sweet. Someone needs to break him out of that gruff shell and show him how fun and rewarding a little change can be. THEY’RE ABOUT TO FIND THAT LOVE IS ANYTHING BUT...

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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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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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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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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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