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Oct 23 - Post

Avon Romance To Host "KissCon" Fan Festivals in November!

I have some very exciting news to share with you on behalf of Avon:  Avon Romance will be hosting a series of fan fests, called “KissCon,” starting with two consecutive events in San Rafael, CA on November 22nd, and Seattle, on November 23rd! What does KissCon entail?  A group of *amazing* Avon authors will be doing a signing, a Q&A, and fun, interactive events with the audience. There will be prizes, raffles, and so much more in the way of romancey goodness!  Authors attending each event will vary slightly (full list below), but they will include Ilona Andrews, Sarah MacLean, Lori Wilde, Cathy Maxwell, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Kaye, and many more!  Attendance is FREE, unless you spring for a VIP ticket—which gets you in to an exclusive reception with the authors, as well as one of the featured authors’ books. Below is more information about each event as well as...

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Oct 23 - Post

#99cents #halloween ebook deals from Decadent Publishing's popular 1Night Stand series

SALE BUYLINKS  Buy three Halloween novellas for under $3 Damnation and Desire by Kali Willows Her date is to take place in Salem…on the most supernatural night possible, where the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest and anything can happen.  ARe Decadent Publishing Worldwide Kindle Links Dracula's Kiss by JoAnne Kenrick A vampire is compelled to reveal his true nature to a goth banker, but can their relationship survive his dark secret? ARe Decadent Publishing Worldwide Kindle Links Ghost of a Chance by Deena Remiel Can a ghost of a man and a career obsessed woman fulfill each other's deepest desires and learn what it means to live again? ARe Decadent Publishing Worldwide Kindle Links And if that isn't enough Halloween reading for ya to get your spooky sexy fix, the 1Night Stand series has a brand new story for the season! PRE ORDER NOW! $2.99 Flirting with Fire by Tara Quan When he...

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Excerpt of Christmas at Twilight by Lori Wilde

Lori Wilde's charming new Twilight, TX holiday novel CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT is not out until next week, but you can read an except right now!

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Desirable Thursday's: Covers I Heart

Hi readers. Once again it's Thursday and that means it is time to share my favorite covers of the week. This is the third week that I have been sharing the covers brought to everyone by Avon Romance  and by now I hope everyone is enjoying the covers as I much as I am!  In the Midwest we are saying goodbye to summer for good. Last week we had some nice weather, though terribly windy and we had a festival in my small town. The ideal I think was not to get blown away as some of the gust did pack a punch. As we move away from summer we get closer to preparing for the holiday season that is rapidly approaching. So come by next week to see the paranormal covers that I have selected for Halloween! If these heroes could bite I am pretty sure I wouldn't mind! ;)...

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Review : Beauty and the Brit by Lizbeth Selvig

Book Blurb Tough and self-reliant Rio Montoya has looked after her two siblings for most of their lives. But when a gang leader makes threats against her sister Bonnie, even Rio isn’t prepared for the storm that could destroy her family. When their dreams are shattered in one dangerous moment, Rio seeks refuge for them all at a peaceful horse farm in the small town of Kennison Falls, Minnesota. Rio should feel safe in Kennison Falls, but her budding romance with the stable’s owner, handsome British ex-pat David Pitts-Matherson, feels as dangerous as her past. The incredibly sexy David is as far from her type as any man could get, yet he tempts Rio in a way she never expected. But Rio knows that her time in Kennison Falls is limited, that her family is still in danger, and that she and David come from completely different worlds – a...

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Writing Erotic Romance – Balancing Sex And Plot

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. One of the most common misconceptions about erotic romances is that the stories are a series of sex scenes strung together. Yep, kind of like very bad porn. The pizza guy arrives and, oh noes, our heroine doesn’t have money to pay him. “In lieu of payment,” our big breasted heroine pleads. “Can I strip off your clothes and ride your huge pepperoni?” (insert more bad pizza jokes here) Some days, when I’m completely brain dead, strung out on Nutella and strawberry licorice whips, I wish it were that simple. But no, readers expect a plot (thankfully, too much sex makes stories a very dull read). They expect the same level of plotting they find in traditional romances except they also want a sensual...

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Excerpt of BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews

It's not out until next week (10/28) but you can read an excerpt of BURN FOR ME here!

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KissCon (An Avon Affair) comes to Seattle in November!

Can't make it to KissCon in San Rafael? Don't worry, we're hosting another KissCon event the very next day in Seattle, with EVEN MORE authors! Avon Books and University Book Store are teaming up to bring Seattle area romance readers the city's first-ever multi-author KissCon (an Avon Affair!) on November 23, 2014. There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, followed by a larger public event. We are encouraging readers to reserve tickets for both! The star-studded author line-up includes: Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Julie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson, Lorraine Heath, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Darlene Panzera, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde. 2 pm: VIP Reception $10 / $15 Readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors! Admission will include sweets, with tea or coffee, or a tasteful glass of Little Black Dress Wines*. $10 tickets will include...

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