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Dec 18 - Post

Writing Erotic Romance – Christmas And Other Holidays

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. Writers work on a fucked up schedule. Right now, I’m writing a story I hope will be released in August 2015. The story is set in the summer. I have the heat cranked in my writing cave and am listening to the Beach Boys. Many of the Christmas stories that are releasing this week were written in July (of this or the previous year). What this means is… We, writers, celebrate Christmas twice–once when we write a Christmas story and again when this story is released. Note: I’ll be focusing on Christmas for this post but many of my insights can be used for other holidays. Christmas is the biggest holiday theme in erotic romance. Valentine’s Day themed stories are usually a tough sell....

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Dec 17 - Post

Hump Day News - State of Romance, Avon Roamnce's KissCon, and Optimism

Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina Released to Public Domain (link)   Aloha!   For the evening crowd .... Today is the 111th anniversary of the Wright Brother's first flight at Kitty Hawk.   To celebrate, State of Romance visits North Carolina this link. I dedicate the first paragraph to Mary Gramlich, the Reading Reviewer, who has taught me how to relax during air travel. Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk Public Domain (link) Avon kicked off its KissCon in Seattle last month.   From Avon's own publicist, Jessie Edwards: I’m so pleased to share this fun reel from the Speed Round of our first ever KissCon: An Avon Affair in Seattle—a grand event that took place just before Thanksgiving and featured 14 Avon authors, including Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, Sarah MacLean, Ilona and Gordon Andrews, Laura Kaye, Lorraine Heath, Lori Wilde, Elizabeth Boyle, Cathy Maxwell, Sophie Jordan, Jennifer Bernard, Julie Brannagh,...

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Sinful Rewards 6 – I would recommend this series to anyone.

We have a review for Sinful Rewards 6! Jodie’s W.I.N.E. List shares “I promise you, once you start this series, you will want to get each book. I read 1-6 in one day. I would recommend this series to anyone.” (that’s over 600 pages – grins – Jodie is my kind of reader!) Read the full review here http://jodieswinelist.blogspot.ca/2014/12/sinful-rewards-6-by-cynthia-sax-blog.html *** Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/ Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted façade, testing her relationships. Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee’s scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he’s built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won’t want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago’s wild woman. Both men...

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Dec 17 - Post

Sinful Rewards – Interview At Fresh Fiction

Yay! I’ve been interviewed at Fresh Fiction! http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=6574 Here’s a snippet (and a question)… In SINFUL REWARDS 7, Bee is offered everything she’s ever wanted. But this comes at a price. How much will she give up to obtain her dream? How much would YOU give up? If someone approached you today and offered you everything you’ve ever wanted IF you walked away from your best friend, would you take this deal? A true friend would encourage you to say “Yes.” Would you? *** Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/ Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted façade, testing her relationships. Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee’s scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he’s built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her...

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Dec 17 - Post

Sneak Peek of Love Me If You Dare by Toni Blake!

Toni Blake's new Coral Cove novel is not out until 12/30, but we have a sneak peek right here!

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Rate It File It Audiobook Review: A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan

This post is property of Geeky Bloggers Book Blog - ..reader with a blog and a glass of wine Source: Audiobook Purchase A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan Publisher: Avon, HarperAudio Format: Audiobook Genre: Historical, Romance Number of Pages: 384 Narrator: Carmen Rose Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins Series: The Debutante Files #1 Read: August 2014 Links to: Goodreads, Library Thing , and Author WebsiteReading Challenges: 2014 Seriously Series The last woman on earth he would ever touch . . . Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society. Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry . . . making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season. . . . is about to become the only one he wants....

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Dec 17 - Post

Day2, Talina Perkin's Christmas Bash #prizes #sweepstakes #holidaycontests

Jan Springer - Brownie trifle recipe and enter to win Cowboys for Christmas ebook. Belinda Boring - Recipe for Kiwi and Strawberry Pavlova and enter to win a signed print book and a surprise gift. Ava Branson - Recipe for Peanut Butter Cups and enter to win an ecopy of Intimate Inspection or On A Dare. JoAnne Kenrick- Recipe for Hot Winter Kiss cocktail as featured in the Irish Kisses series and enter to win Audible of Sweet Irish Kiss or Shamrocked. DAY ONE CONTESTS : HERE

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Dec 17 - Post

Cover Reveal for Asa by Jay Crownover!

I’m super excited to help reveal my friend Jay Crownover’s new cover for her upcoming novel, ASA! ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay’s Marked Men Series, published by HarperCollins. Check out the hot cover and don’t forget to pre-order your copy today! Amazon US ** iBooks ** Barnes & Noble ** Kobo About Asa: Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and...

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Dec 17 - Post

Cover Reveal: ASA by Jay Crownover (Marked Men #6) @JayCrownover @InkSlingerPR @HarperCollins #Reveal #PreOrder

        Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best. Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle...

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