Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Kingdoms of War by Lisa Beth Darling

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With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies– has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood.

From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does.
The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares’ life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo?

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From this vantage point, safe at the bottom of the hill, the crowd watched the battle play out, they watched the fort explode and held their breath hoping a savior had finally arrived to lift them out of this hell and break the hold of Snake’s tyranny.

Athena laid her hand gently on Raven’s shoulder as she looked up to the burning fort on top of the hill with the joyful sounds of the people behind her. “Better than causing Anarchy, isn’t it?”

“It was supposed to be a controlled anarchy,” Raven mused as he mind wandered back to those almost altruistic plans that had gone up in smoke and died in the streets of Major Falls. Up there on the hill, inside the burning courtyard, the flag pole still stood over the flames. In their orange glow the ARES flag waved high with the American Flag right above it. “Oh say, can you see?” Raven whispered.

“Can you?”

With eyes heavy with tears, Raven glanced down at his Aunt and then back to the rejoicing crowd. “Yeah, I can.” The swelling feeling inside of him began to abate. “There’s more of ‘em, you know? More like us. More like him,” he pointed up to the fort where Snake’s reign began and ended. “Major Falls did it, Apollo did it. He had to know. He had to. It can’t be a coincidence.”

Athena nodded as she eased her hand along his bare shoulder. She knew it was no coincidence that in the short time they’d been apart, Raven managed to find his Sister, Dionysus’ Son and the Fae. Even she sensed the abnormally strong presence of weak Olympian Ichor flowing through the veins of the excited crowd behind them. “Yes, I believe your eyes have been opened, Nephew.”

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About the Author: 4_16 lbdarling_authorpicIn the 4th grade I discovered that I was a writer when we were given our first creative writing assignment. We were to write stories about a baby bird’s flight and read them to the class. I put pencil to paper and was instantly whisked away by a force I couldn’t explain. I knew that I had found my calling. Everyone read their happy stories to the class. I got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. I told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky. The class was speechless when I finished they were all just staring at me. The teacher kept me after class told me my story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked me if I’d ever heard of Icarus and did I base my story on him. But I had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As she let me leave class she again told me how good the story was but suggested I might want to write something happier next time. I asked her why and she had no answer. 40+ years, 16 novels, and some 30 short stories later and I still haven’t taken her advice.

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Vampires Never Grow Old by Saloni Quinby – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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For me, Vampires never grow old, and despite many traditional vampires being immortal, in this post I don’t mean it literally.

Seventeen years ago my first story was accepted for publication. It was a short erotic vampire tale. All these years later, I’m still writing erotic vampire fiction and love it as much today as I did back then. All my life I’ve been a fan of vampires.

When I was a kid my mother was into vampire movies and books, so for as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed vampire fiction. I remember watching Christopher Lee’s Dracula movies with my mother. She introduced me to vampires in literature, starting with Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Hotel Transylvania.

Vampires are a fascinating combination of power, romance, animal magnetism and strangely enough, vulnerability. They can be terrifying or sexy and while I enjoy vampires in horror, I’ve always preferred vampires with a tender side.

In my Weapons of Redemption series, both the good side and the evil side of vampires are explored. The main villain inspires fear in his vampiric sons, but by the end of the series his vulnerable side is finally exposed, taking them by surprise.

Weapons of Redemption 5: Fangs and Floggers is my latest vampire story, but I don’t plan for it to be my last. As I’ll keep reading vampire fiction and watching vampire movies, I hope to keep writing about my favorite supernatural beings for a long time to come.

Are you a vampire fan? How long have you enjoyed them? What are some of your favorite vampire books and movies?

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by Saloni Quinby
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To lure his rebellious blood children back into the fold, ancient vampire Tarun abducted the hunter Adrian. He hadn’t bargained on his human prisoner being a match for him in every way–including his darkest desires.

Now Tarun is the captive and a player in Adrian’s carnal game–an orgasm for an answer. Though Tarun warns Adrian that he won’t like what he hears, the hunter is determined to uncover the secrets of the vampire’s twisted past.

The following excerpt from Weapons of Redemption 5: Fangs and Floggers is for readers 18 and over.

The door opened and Adrian stepped inside, wearing only black leather pants slung low on his narrow hips. Somewhere beyond his rage, grief and self-loathing, Tarun found himself appreciating the sight of Adrian’s broad shoulders and powerful chest covered in dark, curling hair. It tapered to a fine line down his flat abs.

“Feeling better?” Adrian asked, closing the door and strolling toward Tarun, his bare feet silent against the stone floor.

“So it turns out you’re just a hunter after all. I won’t mind dying by your hand, Adrian. Just answer one question, though.”

“Anything.” Adrian bent and brushed a kiss across Tarun’s forehead.

Funny how the bastard’s touch still made him tingle all over. His cock wakened and he hated being naked because it gave Adrian such a clear view of how he affected him.

“Why didn’t you just let me die at the house?”

Adrian’s cool blue gaze met Tarun’s. “You know I have no intention of killing you, any more than you’d planned to kill me when our roles were reversed.”

“Oh, I had every intention of killing you at first.”

“But not at the end.”

They fell silent for a moment, their gazes locked.

About the Author: The child of a painter and a psychic dreamer, Saloni Quinby feels spirituality and storytelling go hand-in-hand. She loves the scent of gardenia, the sound of wind chimes and the taste of honey. By listening to what isn’t said, she creates works based on unspoken desires. Saloni prefers blurred gender lines and many varieties of romance. In a world where passion must at times be restrained, she believes erotica is a pleasure to be shared. With her stories she would like to make her fantasies yours and hopes you enjoy the ride. She also writes under the name Kate Hill. Please visit her online at, and

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Extinct by Nancy Adams – Excerpt and Giveaway

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3_31 Cover_ExtinctTheo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.

Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.

Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.

With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.

Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex.

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“I need you to keep an open mind, Drew. Do you think you can do that?”

She blinked again, surprised by his question. A question she had never been asked before.

“I think so, yes.”

He narrowed his eyes, studying her intently before nodding. “Hold on to the good feelings, baby. It will help push the nervous ones away.” With that said he stood and walked to the bookshelves on the other side of the room. He pulled the copy of Peter Pan from the shelf then walked to his bag and pulled a large leather book free. He stopped in front of her once again, and after she sat up and covered her breasts with the blanket, he gave her the books then sat at the small table.

“Read the inscription in the front of Peter Pan first.” She nodded and opened the old book, flipped through the first few pages until she saw the most elegant handwriting.

She began reading the message.

“April 15th, 1911


I know how much you enjoyed seeing the play with your father so many years ago. When I heard that Mr Barrie’s play was becoming a book, I requested a copy for you, so that you might read it whenever you want.

Happy Birthday, my darling son.


Drew paused and looked up. “Who’s Percy?”

“I’m Percy.” He rested his elbows on his knees and sighed. “Percival, actually.”

She raised a single eyebrow in doubt. “Percival? But you said…”

“Theodore is my middle name. My family called me Percy when I was living at home.” He nodded toward the much larger book sitting next to her. “Read the next one out loud.” He clasped his hands together. “Start from the beginning.”

She nodded and did as he had asked. As she began reading, she had the distinct feeling that she had seen this same handwriting before.

“My full name is Percival Theodore Grey. Yes, Percival or Percy to my family and close friends. Thankfully, I haven’t been addressed by my full name since before the war. I was born 15 April 1885 in London, England, to Lord Theodore Grey…”

About the Author: 3_31 AuthorPicMy name is Nancy Adams. I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running though my veins. I enjoy watching hockey but despise skating…and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as much as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.Besides writing, I have three small – but legal – addictions: bed linens, lavender and books. All of which are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning is one of my many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.



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Intimate Desires by Celeste Carrara – spotlight and giveaway

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MEDIA KIT IntimateDesiresStephanie is almost forty and her life hasn’t turned out the way she planned. That doesn’t mean she’s ready to give up and wallow in her misfortunes. She has fantasies, wild fantasies and she decides it’s time to make them come true. Lucky for Stephanie, she has four hot tenants that are anxious to satisfy her needs.

It was supposed to be one night of pleasure. Mark soon realizes he can’t get enough of his landlord, Stephanie. He doesn’t care about their age difference, or what others will say. Mark will do whatever it takes to make her see they are meant to be regardless of the obstacles that lay ahead. He will fight for her because that’s what you do… you fight for the one you love.

*This novella contains explicit sexual encounters, which include ménage and group sex. 18 and over only.

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It was hard to concentrate on walking with Mark in such close proximity. His face was so striking, with perfect masculine features, a strong chin, and broad nose. He had to be Italian. His dark hair was short and styled with a sexy “just got out of bed” look. His eyes matched his hair color and Stephanie was rattled when they met hers. His good looks made her so nervous she stumbled over the threshold. He was quick to catch her arm to help steady her. She was embarrassed beyond measure and tried to laugh it off, making small talk about the history of the house, though he seemed more interested in her than the things she was saying. Mark stared at her and it was unnerving. Self-conscious, she rubbed her fingers through her long hair afraid something was out of place. Why did he look at her like that? He smiled and blushed when she asked if he wanted to go upstairs. She told herself not to read too much into it and led him to his bedroom.

About the Author:Celeste Carrara grew up in New York City where she spent her days exploring all of its amazing treasures. Her writing started as a teen when she turned her heartache into poetry. From then on, she found a love for reading romance novels as well as books in other genres such as paranormal, mystery, poetry, thrillers and more. Celeste never dreamed that one day she would be lucky enough to become a full-time writer.

After having a dream that she couldn’t get out of her head, Celeste decided to put that story on paper. She was amazed at how fast her pen flew with the help of her characters leading the way. The result was book one in her Paranormal City series, Give Me Forever. A paranormal erotic romance based in her favorite city, New York.

Celeste has been on an amazing journey and has self published four additional books in her series. Recently, she tried her hand on new genres that produced two novellas, an erotic romance and a new adult contemporary romance. She spends her days writing in her office in her home in New York that she shares with her husband, and their two children. She has no plans on stopping and is currently working on the next novel in her Paranormal City series.

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Aliyah Burke – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Preconception is released on 14 March 2014, and tells the story of a cop, a criminal’s twin and a cabin where anything can happen.

To celebrate the release of Preconception by Aliyah Burke Totally Bound are giving a copy of the book away and a Kindle fire to read it on! For your chance to win make sure you enter the competition here:

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How do you connect with your characters? Do you fill out character sheets to figure out more about your hero and heroine, along with secondary characters? Do you interview them?


I learn about them as the story unfolds. I learn their fears, joys, hopes, and dreams as the words flow (hopefully) from me to the computer. I’m not a writer who knows everything about my characters before I begin the story. I like the discovery and to me I feel closer to them. I am there to experience firsthand the fear or thrill and their gut reaction to a scene, so it’s raw and true, as opposed to being expected and planned in advance.

To me, it’s always a blessing to watch them develop and grow as the story progresses. To see a rich, arrogant playboy learn to care about those who’d never before meant anything to him. Alternatively, a woman steps out of her comfort zone because for the first time, her journey has allowed her to grow and discover the confidence she’d needed before. Those are two examples.

That is what I love to experience. My characters don’t always fit the stereotype, and honestly, I prefer that. So a reader will be like, wait…most wouldn’t react that way, or they know they wouldn’t. If everyone were the same with the same reactions, the world would be an extremely boring place, in my opinion.

My characters in Preconception, the main ones, have their own battles to overcome. No, not telling, you have to read the story. J There are fears to face and defeat. Beliefs to be changed. Declan has to learn about second chances. Caro swiftly discovers she may be further out of her league than she first believed and has to understand she’s strong enough to face it. Both must overall; reevaluate their preconceptions about one another.

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~Aliyah Burke


Book Blast and Giveaway: Dispatches from Paradise by Shelly Gitlow

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Author and screenwriter Shelly Gitlow makes her fiction debut in this colorful, lightning-paced, and often wildly unpredictable modern tale about sex, lies, and love.

From the very first page, DISPATCHES FROM PARADISE takes readers to the family battlefield of three generations of women living together in the sultry city of Miami — where DD cups abound, octogenarians recite erotic poetry and an S&M Fitness class is not for the fainthearted.

Written in the distinct voices of Liz (39) who pulls the plug on her marriage and quits her job so she can re-boot her life, her over-sexed mother, Claudette (55) who’s searching for her next partner/meal ticket, and Darcy (18) Liz’s beautiful, reckless daughter who’s realizing she might also have a brain and be a lesbian, DISPATCHES FROM PARADISE explores the complex dynamics of the women’s relationships as they tear through Miami’s wild clubs and outrageous art scene, changing, growing and reconnecting on new terms.

Drawing upon her unique insights as a family therapist, author Shelly Gitlow gives readers three characters they will never forget. Her debut novel marks the arrival of a bold brash narrative voice.

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(MOM) LIZ: “I couldn’t stand my cheating husband and that soul-sucking bank job for one more nanosecond, so I declared my life a do-over and took action. Richard was shocked, but (surprise!) he moved in with his bimbo. And my co-workers freaked when I walked out, flinging my pantyhose over my shoulder like a bride’s bouquet. But with my daughter Darcy (a former drug user) away at college, I was about to fulfill my fantasies of opening an art gallery and learning to kayak. Then all hell broke loose. My nymphomaniac mother manipulated me into letting her move in, and Darcy quit school and came back home. How am I going to handle the drugs, the sex, and (worst of all), the telling me how to live my life?”

About the Author:

Miami-based author Shelly Gitlow is the co-writer of the feature film Boynton Beach Club and the author of the novel Dispatches From Paradise. In her former life, she was a family therapist and wrote several books on quality management. She divides her time between New York City and Miami.

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Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein – Spotlight and Giveaway

“Raw and Graphic from the outset, Stein’s tales within her tale form the backbone of the story”. RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“I devoured this like a chocolate bar…This is a book I feel I will read over and over again.” Lucy Felthouse, author of the Edge series

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3_19 charlotte steinAllie has held a brightly burning torch for Wade since college. They were part of a writing group together, and everything about those days with him and their friends Kitty and Cameron fills her with longing. When their former Professor leaves them his rambling mansion in his will, it’s a chance for them to reunite. But there’s more than friendship bubbling beneath the surface.

As secrets are revealed and relationships rekindled, the stories get dirtier and the stakes get higher. And now Allie’s realized that she isn’t quite sure who she wants…fun-loving Wade, or quiet, restrained Cameron. Neither have been honest about their feelings, and now they have the chance to act on all of the tales that ignite their most primal desires.

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About the Author: Charlotte Stein: Award-winning author Charlotte Stein writes short stories, novellas, and novels. Her first novel, Control, was recently called “a non-stop crazy-hot sex book.” When not writing, she can be found watching terrible sitcoms eating jelly turtles. She lives with her husband and their imaginary dog in West Yorkshire.

Allie and her friends have the chance to get away from the world and reconnect when their professor bequeaths his mansion to them. What is YOUR favorite getaway locastion and who would you like to share it with? One commenter will win a print copy of TELLING TALES (US/Canada only).

Summoned by Rainy Kaye – Book Blast and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour promoting Rainy Kaye’s brand new book: SUMMONED, an erotic paranormal, coming soon, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn commenter will win a $10 Amazon gift card. Please see the Rafflecopter at the end of the post to enter.

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

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Tall, Dark, and Alpha Blog Tour – guest post and $25 Amazon GC giveaway

Tall, Dark & Alpha: An Alpha is Adventurous

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Thank you for hosting us today. We’re excited to talk about the alpha trait adventurousness and our stories for the boxed set Tall, Dark & Alpha as we try to figure out: what IS alpha?

An Alpha is Adventurous

The alpha man is always up for an exciting adventure. Don’t expect him to sit around all night on the couch and watch you knit. He wants to be in the center of the action. Exotic locales, extreme sports, chasing bad guys—you name it. His adventurous spirit extends to the bedroom and beyond.

In Sex With an Ex by Eve Vaughn, a contemporary romance, the alpha hero is a lawyer. Ethan Boudreaux is down for any type of adventure, especially the sexual kind. He’s willing to take on anything as long as Riley is by his side. (When two divorcees reunite in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever, but can their hearts survive the second time around?)

The alpha hero for In Her Wildest Dreams by Farrah Rochon is a CEO chocolatier. Gavin uses his sexy, adventurous side to help Erica craft the ultimate Valentine’s Day fantasy for her event-planning business, Your Wildest Dreams. (When the woman of his dreams asks him to create a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin plans to show her just how sweet their reality could be.)

In Two Cops, a Girl and a Pair of Handcuffs by Paige Tyler, a contemporary romance, the heroes, Reed and Hayes, are both cops. Having a ménage is the definition of adventurous, and Reed and Hayes are nothing if not adventurous. (Working the late shift just got a whole lot more fun!)

The alpha hero in Chase and Seduction: Hot Country Series, Book 1 by Randi Alexander, a contemporary romance, is a musician. When Chase Tanner is tapped to star as a bartender in a film, he jumps at the chance. The adventure pays off when he meets screenwriter Reno Linden and after months of filming together, realizes she’s the woman he’s been looking for. (Come backstage and get your hands on country superstar Chase Tanner!)

In Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever, a paranormal romance, the alpha hero is a bounty hunter. Audie lives in a post-apocalyptic world. Every moment is an adventure. (A grand passion in an apocalyptic world. A love beyond reason and without boundaries.)

The alpha hero in Rock My Boat by Afton Locke, a paranormal romance, is a shape shifter. Simon left home to pursue a life of adventure on the high seas. And he’s not afraid to do some dirty-dancing karaoke in front of a crowd or swim in a public fountain. (Once addicted to the sea, you can’t escape its pleasures.)

Silver Tongued Devils by Dawn Montgomery, a sci-fi romance, has two alpha heroes. Captain Anderson Na’varr is the last of his royal bloodline on a mission to save his people. He loves the thrill of outwitting his enemies while keeping his people safe. Finding a hot-blooded and gorgeous hacker on his ship gives him a goal to complete. A new future to chase down.

Brom Raine loves adventure. There’s nothing better than facing down those who oppressed his people and would ruin those weaker than him. Raesa and Captain Na’varr bring out the animal in him, letting him follow his instincts. (She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.)

The alpha hero in Crazy by Eve Langlais, a paranormal romance, is a vampire. Zane likes a varied diet with his blood, which is how he ends up at the asylum and meets Ella. (Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.)

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He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business. He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can’t get away—and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won’t want to. He’s Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence…the richest dark chocolate…and we’re offering him to you in abundance.

Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors: Randi Alexander, Koko Brown, Sam Cheever, Delaney Diamond, Eve Langlais, Afton Locke, Dawn Montgomery, Farrah Rochon, Paige Tyler, and Eve Vaughn. Immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.

Featured Story – Sex With an Ex by Eve Vaughn


After a devastating break-up, Riley Mason believed she had moved on with her life. That is until she crosses paths with the one man who still makes her pulse race and knees buckle, her ex-husband Ethan Boudreaux. Though she tries to fight it, the attraction is stronger than ever.

Ethan Boudreaux’s greatest regret is walking away from the woman he loved. But when he’s presented with a second chance with Riley, there’s no way he’ll let the opportunity slip through his fingers. He soon devises a plan to get her back into his life and in his bed.

When these two divorcees reunite in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever. But can their hearts survive the second time around?


Ethan inched closer.

Riley’s mouth fell open. Ethan’s powers of persuasion were just as effective as ever and she realized then she’d have to get him out of her house before he convinced her to agree to the other part of his proposition. She backed away, shaking her head. “Ethan, you need to leave. You’ve gotten what you wanted.”

“Not quite.” He advanced, his hazel gaze held her hypnotized.

She attempted to move away again, but the backs of her legs came up against the loveseat. Before she could process his next move, Ethan hooked his arm around her waist and pulled her against the hard wall of his body.

He still wore the same scent that used to send her senses reeling. She trembled. No! She couldn’t let this happen. Riley pressed her hands against his torso to push him away but Ethan wouldn’t budge.

“What are you so afraid of Riley? Of what I’m going to do to you? Or that you’ll like it.”

She wouldn’t give him the satisfaction of answering his question. Riley didn’t want him to know how his closeness still affected him. “This is highly inappropriate.”

He smirked. “I know. Doesn’t it feel great?”

“Ethan, this is crazy. We both know nothing is going to happen. We’re divorced.”

“I never signed any papers.”

“It doesn’t matter if you did or not, Ethan. In the eyes of the law we’re no longer married, so I’d like for you to let me go and leave. Dealing with you throughout the course of these wedding functions is one thing but what you’re suggesting is out of the question.”

Ethan seemed unimpressed by her argument, in fact he seem quite amused judging from the way his grin widened as she spoke.

“This isn’t funny, Ethan. Let go.” Again she pushed at his chest but he was solid like an oak tree.

He nodded. “You’re absolutely right. There’s nothing funny about this. I’m quite serious of the fact I still want you, and you feel the same way but you haven’t given me a valid reason why we shouldn’t take what we want. And don’t give me that weak argument about us not being married anymore. If anything, the fact that we were once together is a reason why we should do this.”

Riley snorted. “You are out of your mind. How do you figure that?”

“Like I said, sex was never one of our problems. Who better than to have sex with than someone who’s familiar with what you like. For instance, I remember how you loved being kissed here.” Before she realized what he was up to, he pressed a kiss at the pulse of her neck.

Riley’s breath caught in her throat.

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Book Blast and Giveaway: Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire

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3_3 Cover_Make Me Twelve Tales of Dark DesireTake a trip to the dark side with 12 books by some of the hottest names in edgy romance, including USA Today Bestselling authors CJ Roberts, Eliza Gayle, and Aleatha Romig!

Pam Godwin – Beneath the Burn
Skye Warren – Wanderlust
Claire Thompson – Enslaved
Cari Silverwood – Take Me Break Me
Annabel Joseph – Comfort Object
Aleatha Romig – Consequences
Shoshanna Evers – The Man Who Holds the Whip
Annika Martin – The Hostage Bargain
Jasmine Haynes – Take Your Pleasure
Eliza Gayle – Play With Me
Pepper Winters – Tears of Tess
CJ Roberts – Captive in the Dark

Enjoy this excerpt:

Excerpt from “Beneath the Burn” by Pam Godwin

A woman with a white-blonde pixie haircut backed out of the shop and dammit if he couldn’t stop himself from gawking. She was slender, but not in a bones-pressing-skin kind of way. She had a figure that could only be toned with good nutrition and rigorous activity. Oh yeah, she was built for stamina.

She locked the door, and turned toward him, tipping back her head.

The bluest eyes he’d ever seen stared up at him. They were ringed with navy and glimmered with silver flecks. They were also wide with…fear? No, that couldn’t be it if her smile were anything to go by. Her beautiful face seemed to swallow up the glow of the streetlamps, the passing headlights, the goddamned moon.

“Hi.” Her smile wavered. “You look lost. Can I help?”

Oh Christ, her voice. It was the complete package, like the full-bodied Fsus2 chord humming from the hole in his Martin Acoustic. Gentle, cool, hypnotic–

“You’re lost, right?”

She had no idea. “Just found what I’m looking for.” Smooth, Jay. What the hell was he doing?

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