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Running Hot by HelenKay Dimon

Synopsis: HelenKay Dimon kicks off her hot new romantic suspense series, Bad Boys Undercover, featuring the fierce men of Alliance—and the only women capable of taming their hearts. Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he’s on vacation but he’s really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him. When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn’t who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward’s not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself. As the situation heats up, these two must...

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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

What I'm reading...

Things have been crazy lately, and not just because of the holiday season. I've sadly neglected all of my reviews and book promo. :( I have read one OMG this is AMAZING book (Larissa Ione's Revenant)   And a few that I really enjoyed...  both of them I received eARC copies as an Avon Addict (boy am I addicted!!!!)   I'm planning to get reviews out for all of the

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FESTIVE BOOK REVIEW: Coming Home For Christmas by Julia Williams

MY SYNOPSIS Imagine This: There’s an imminent construction of a hotel complex in your homely small town about to ruin everything your community stands for: love, neighbourliness and giving a helping hand to the mentally disturbed. Of course, you would do anything to halt these construction works, call up town meetings, gather feisty senior citizens to line up for a protest, use unconventional methods that come to mind. Because, your farm is going down, and these planners want to rip you off your family land for their giant hotel complex. Never mind the idea of a spa is really far-removed from the mind of a farmer’s wife whose cuticles are constantly trapped with grit and bits of cow teats (for when they are getting uncooperative). Except you are no more a farmer’s wife. You and your husband are on the verge of a finalized divorce if only you can ever...

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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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The Groom Says Yes (Brides of Wishmore Book 3) by Cathy Maxwell

Title: The Groom Says Yes Classification: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Romance Series: Brides of Wishmore Format: Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Avon (September 30, 2014) ISBN-10: 0062219294 ISBN-13: 978-0062219299 Author's Website:  http://www.cathymaxwell.com/ Notes: I bought this one. Sabrina Davidson is a twenty-nine years old and has never been kissed. Caring for her ailing mother when her father would not, she missed her chance at finding a husband and is now considered to be on the shelf. She thought all would be well, as her father had no plans to remarry, but when a widow with a rather seedy reputation springs upon her that her father has proposed, her plans for the future become questionable. Cormac Enright is a down-on-his-luck nice guy who is accused of a crime he didn't commit--one with a death sentence attached. He wants answers, and the man who lied to put him behind bars is the one who...

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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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