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02 December 2016
­­Hello Shari!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?

First, thanks so much for having me. I’m glad to be here. Race to Redemption is Book #1 of the science fiction romance series Green Rising. It is set in a world where corrupt corporations fund an equally corrupt intergalactic government. They all hoard resources, keeping the general populace poor and use 24/7 surveillance and a Cyborg Army to maintain control. Below the surface, a rebel coalition is emerging. I have seven romance novels planned, in which the opposition will take several steps forward, then get knocked back a few steps, until their alternative world finally takes hold. In this book, which gets it all started, our heroine, Elaina is very much part of the corporate world. Through her experience as a transport pilot for Erik, she discovers that there is another way to live.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book? And what gave you the inspiration for your book?

I am answering these together because a really fun fact is how this concept evolved. I wanted to write a story about heroes and heroines who had different careers. In the very first version, Elaina was a NASCAR driver, and Erik was a doctor on an outpost in North Africa, who ran a clinic as a cover story, but he was actually a special ops agent assigned to monitor bioterrorist activity.  As the idea developed, I found the issues so complicated, and the research so vague, that it morphed into a science fiction romance. In this way, I could play with the ideas with a greater degree of freedom.  Elaina became a storm racing pilot, and Erik a doctor-scientist monitoring biogenetic tampering.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?

I generally write at the same time every day, which is first thing in the morning and on the metro to work.  I think the persistence and regularity ‘trains’ the muse.  My life, like many of you, is hyper-busy, so by identifying a time and keeping it sacred to my writing, it keeps things moving along.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

I just finished a draft of a paranormal novella entitled Unnatural Allies.  It picks up at the end of my previous Evernight Release, Shifter Trials. I am also about a quarter finished with the Scent of Memory, which is Green Rising Book #2. It will be a big win for the rebels.

Book info

Race to Redemption (Green Rising Book #1) is science fiction romance jam-packed with action, one panty-melting hero, sexy alien races, and a kickass heroine. In the story, a pilot and a doctor race across the desert to prevent a deadly plague while fighting the pull of their own hearts.

Race to Redemption Blurb

A woman who lost everything.
Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all – fame, wealth, men – until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.

A man desperate for redemption.
Unable to forgive himself for a past tragedy, Erik works himself into an early grave. He has no patience for the insubordinate Lainie Carter, who can’t take an order, disrupts routine and flames his body to ash.

A planet at risk.
When the outpost is attacked, they’re thrown together in a race across the desert to stop a deadly biogenetic weapon As a fragile trust blossoms between two damaged hearts, their pasts resurface and threaten their growing bond.

Be warned:  anal sex, bondage, menage sex, gender neutral characters.

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About Shari Elder

Hello, I'm Shari. By day, I crawl out of bed, mainline coffee, walk the dog, get my kid off to school, hop on the metro, and save cities within the four walls of my office. Usually by email.

At night, the other Shari emerges.  I take off the suit, curl up on the couch and let my imagination play, with words and images until stories take shape (while periodically checking on my teen-ager, hiding out in the bedroom and plotting world domination).  As my alter ego, I save cities in a cape and spangled tights, wander space and time on a surfboard, fly over the Himalayas on feathered wings, make six-toed footprints in indigo talc snow on the sixth planet in the Andromeda galaxy or eavesdrop on Olympian gods while pretending to whip up a bowl of ambrosia.

In all these wondrous worlds, romance and passion blossom. I can't resist a happy ending. And I am particularly prone to writing happy endings for those who have given up on ever getting one. That gives me immense satisfaction. 

Join me on my journey. The best ideas emerge from team work.

Find Shari

Twitter:           @ShariElderBooks
01 December 2016
Hello Constance!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you. 

Thank you for having me today. I really appreciate it!

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

Mostly, I dream of my characters. I’ve spent many years single, and imagining the kind of man I’d like in my life, and the situations we’ve encountered. This is especially so with my first release, Delayed Justice, and my fourth release, Book of Love, which is being featured today.

Q) Is this book part of a series? 

No, this one is not a part of a series.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?

In the story, Book of Love, Janice, the heroine, came to Colstrip, Montana with a car that Chris, the hero, coined as the car from hell. Every week she’d bring the car in for him to work on because something went wrong. She has no money for car repairs, so he is trying to help her out, but she gets angrier at him each time she goes to the shop for more repairs. Below is a little snippet of an encounter between them and her car horn.

She walked to the door, then turned around and asked him, “What happened to the horn?”
He looked at her blankly with his eyebrows raised. “What about your horn?” Even as
words left his mouth, he knew it was a mistake to ask.
“It was working fine when I got to Colstrip, but now it doesn’t work!”
Aaron came to see what the commotion was about.
“Probably the damn thing rusted off and is laying alongside the road,” Chris muttered under his breath.
“What did you say?” She looked back at him with a flash of anger in her eyes.
“Nothing.” He really didn’t know what the hell happened to the horn.
She regarded him coolly. “You probably took it off and never put it back on.”
“Now why would I do something like that?” he asked her irritably. He was starting to really get angry with her, but he held himself in check.
“I don’t know, maybe you have a horn fetish or something.”
Aaron left the room and went into the office.
“I don’t know what happened to your horn, but if you want me to put one on I will.”
“No, that’s okay. I don’t need it.” She turned and walked out the door.
He looked after her, exasperated. First she yells at me about her horn, then when I said I’d fix it, she says no. Women. He shook his head as he walked back to his office for a second to cool off. He walked in on his son who was in the middle of fits of laughter. Chris wasn’t amused.
“Did you do something to her horn, Dad?”
“I don’t know what the hell happened to her damn horn,” he replied flatly.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?

I retired from a day job last year, and I’ve discovered that I don’t need as much sleep. So I get up between 3 and 5 AM, get my coffee, go through my emails, and then I sit and write until hubs get up. It works well for me, and I enjoy the quiet during that time.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

All of my books have something in them that has happened to me in my real life. Mostly humorous things and events. I like my books to show realistic, every day people and the things that happen to them.

I’ve been a strong supporter of Domestic Abuse ( and in Book of Love, my heroine came from an abusive relationship and I’ve another book that has been contracted, but not yet ready for publication, called Blue As Sapphires, where the heroine came from an abusive relationship. It’s hard to write about this subject, but I feel it’s so important to ‘show’ it in some form, address it, and provide a happy ever after, to hopefully make it as real as possible, and 
show women of domestic abuse that there is hope and they can get out of their environment.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

I have three books I’m getting ready to send off to the publisher. They are:  Jade’s Redemption, Elkhorn In The Moonlight, and Love, A Second Time Around. All three are at beta readers now, and I hope to get them ready to send in this month. I also participated in the NaNoWriMo, (National November Write Month) and now I’m tweaking the first draft about a burn victim recovering and discovering herself, and her relationship with her husband, whom she’d been separated from for two years. The story is a little hard to write, because her personal psyche is almost biographical of some things that I went through before I met my husband.  Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song called “Poor Little Allison” that resonates with me because it was the way I used to be and feel, and I wrote the manuscript based on the lyrics and concept of that song. The book is called The Burn Factor.

Book of Love By Constance Bretes

A librarian, a mechanic, and a psychotic ex. What could go wrong?

When her marriage came to a devastating end, Janice Meyers moved to Montana to try to escape her past and get a fresh start. She's sworn off men, but she didn't anticipate meeting Chris.

After the death of his wife, Chris Jamisen focused all his time and energy on running his auto repair shop and raising his children. He's not looking for love, and when he first meets Janice, the town's new librarian, he never imagines they might embark on a relationship. Sure, he'll admit he finds the smart, sexy blonde attractive, but the frustrating woman expects miracles from him. Her vehicle is practically beyond repair, but she insists he has to keep it running.

As Chris gets to know Janice, he begins to develop feelings for her, but he's reluctant to pursue a relationship. He's Native American, and he worries about the complications of a biracial relationship. He's experienced prejudice first hand, so he knows how difficult it can be.

When Janice's ex-husband shows up seeking revenge, things could reach a horrible end. Will Chris save Janice in time? And will he and Janice be able to set aside their painful pasts and give their relationship a chance?

Content Warning: contains some sexual content

NOTE: This book is being offered as one of two rafflecoptor prizes at my website, ends TODAY at midnight!

Twitter: @ConnieBretes

30 November 2016

Who's being naughty and who's being nice, and who's gonna get spanked within an inch of her life? Inquiring minds have to know…

Years ago I wrote a screenplay, about a woman who returns home after a disastrous marriage. Not the most original idea, I know, but it was a “what if” story for me.  What if I returned to the small Missouri town I grew up in and my high school best friend and I reconnected?  I’d always had a crush on him so of course it was something I’d thought of.  Needless to say, the screenplay wasn’t very good, but years later, I reworked the manuscript into book form. 

In it, the heroine Alannah returns to her home town, and not only does she reconnect with her old friend, she is drawn into his world of spankings and kink.  Kink had always been something taboo, not on her radar, but she discovers it’s a perfect way to turn out her thoughts and simply enjoy sex.  All the negativity of her failures streaming through her head gets turned off when he ties her up and blind folds her.  She is able to focus on his tone and not the doubts that cloud her mind. 

Now, this book could’ve easily just turned into a smut book without any substance, but I wanted this book to be about freedom and not just sex for sex’s sake.  Alannah has a lot to work through in her head, but in the end I think I did her justice in finding her happy ever after.  Here’s a tantalizing excerpt to show a bit of her naughty side….

“I want to blindfold you,” he repeated. 
            “Why?  Did you read that book?  Because not every woman is into BDSM.”
            He gave her the enigmatic little smile that she was rapidly coming to love.  “Your mind wanders too much from one thing to another and if you think too hard that hinders you reaching sexual fulfillment.  If you think you have to make a certain face or do a certain thing during sex, then your mind locks you up.  The reason why you came so hard last night was because it was so dark you couldn’t see me and you knew I couldn’t see you.  This blindfold will take away that thinking.  All you have to do is feel.”
            For some strange reason that made sense because the only time she could get intimate with Bryce was if all the lights were out.  Slowly she nodded and turned around.  Sky placed the material over her eyes and tied it tight.  She couldn’t see a thing.
            And then his hands were on her blouse, working the buttons free.  Was he going to turn off the light?  He could still see her and, god, she hadn’t lost those last ten pounds.  In high school she used to be a skinny little thing.  Not so much now.  When the material fell of her shoulders she tensed. 
            “Are you going to turn off the lights?” she asked.
            “Hush,” he ordered.
            She felt him walk around her and unhook her bra clasp and ease the scrap of lace away.  With a sense of modesty, because she could feel his eyes on her, she brought her arms up and crossed over her chest.
            “No,” he said, and peeled her arms off her breasts, placing them at her sides.  “You’re beautiful.”
            “I’m no longer that skinny girl,” she mumbled, feeling heat scorch her face.
            “Good.  I’ve already told you I don’t want a girl in my bed.  You, Alannah, are one sexy woman.”
            Oh, good line.  She had to give him points for that.  Along with his law degree he must have picked up an award in smooth talking.  His hands moved to her slacks, unzipping them and pushing them down her legs.  He helped her take them off by lifting one foot and then the other.  The only thing left were her panties, a mere bit of silk that didn’t cover much.  Those he left on.
            “Now, I’m going to tie your hands together.”
            She jerked back.  “What?  Why?”
            “Because this is all about making you feel and another way to take away your thoughts is to restrict your movement.  Without your hands you have to rely on me, and I want you to give me your control.  Just free your mind to feel, Alannah.”
            “Um.  Wait.  Are you into BDSM?”
            “No, Alannah,” he answered, sounding amused.  “I only practice bondage.”
            Her mouth dropped open.  Holy crap!  What’d she get herself into? 
            “Some people need freedom that only corporal passivity can provide,” he told her and there was that tone again, that commanding voice that turned her on big time.  “By giving over your control to me, it allows you to concentrate on your inner spirituality and to feel peace.  Trust me, Alannah.  I know how to take care of you, baby.”
Thanks for reading!
When Alannah’s husband tells her she’s boring and he doesn’t want to be married to her anymore she spirals into a world of hurt and confusion. She decides to go back to her hometown in Missouri to figure out where she lost the confident girl she used to be.

Speeding into town, she’s pulled over by her old best friend, Skylar Randall, now the town sheriff. He’s still mad at her for leaving twelve years ago without a word of good-bye. But suddenly Sky isn’t just her high school friend anymore, he’s morphed into a man who goes after what he wants, and he’s just declared he wants her.

But Sky’s private world is one full of bondage and in trying to silence the doubts in her head, he will tie her up as long as it takes for her realize that what she really left behind was faith, hope and whole lot of kisses.

*Paper Kisses is available in all ebook formats.

28 November 2016
Release Blitz
Title: The Gate
Series: Heartfire Books
Author: Celeste Davis
Release Date: November 28, 2016


Torn between two men who are more than human...

Kaylia and Dylan are on the run, awake and asleep. To protect his girlfriend, Dylan has turned their off-campus house into a fortress.

But to Kaylia, it has begun to feel like a prison.

Then there's the strange man who has been haunting her dreams. Kaylia can't tell if he's friend or foe, but he's been reaching out to her in a very persistent way. He sends her flirtatious notes and, at last, a warning. Kaylia resists until the unthinkable happens and she is forced to take a stand. Dylan has no choice but to follow her into the jaws of the beast...

The Gate is the latest installment in the Heartfire series! Look for the next book, and a parallel series, coming soon!


The latest installment in the Heartfire Series is LIVE! The entire series is on sale for 99c, FREE in KU!
Celeste Davis has been fascinated by the paranormal since a young age. She has studied various forms of magic and astral projection starting in her teenage years and still frequently travels at night!
Her new series of books will explore different dark worlds, and the things that remain hidden. Part the curtain and see what lies beneath!

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22 November 2016
Hello Faye!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters? 
I love writing about brooding men, those who struggle to express their feelings for fear of getting hurt.  Jarrah, the leading male character in Deceit & Devotion, is a perfect example of the wounded male who struggles to appear strong and independent, whilst inside he’s hungering for the love and affections of a woman. 

As for Emily, the female main character, she is struggling to survive in a very male dominated world.  I didn’t have to dream too hard to imagine what such a life must have been like, as it was the world so many women lived in during the 19thcentury.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book
My main inspiration for Deceit & Devotioncame from my husband.  He mentioned that even though there are always tidbits of Aboriginal culture in each of my books, there had never been a main character that was native to Australia.  He suggested that I write a story about the interracial relationships that were once frowned upon in our country.  We were both aware of the scandal that would have happened back in the 19th century should any white settlers have developed a romantic relationship with an aboriginal.  The discussion carried on from there until I pretty much had the rough draft of the new manuscript written.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write? 
I usually do a rough plan which mainly includes physical features in a notebook that sits beside my computer.  The rest – attitude and reactions – usually just develops as the story does.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?  
I have an upcoming release in May 2017, Amorous Redemption, which is roughly based on my great grandparents lives when they first moved to Australia.  Another project include a single title, Heart of Stone, a story involving a tangled love story between an Australian slave trader and an Irish slave.  I’m also several books into what will ultimately be a seven book series incorporating deadly sins and heavenly virtues.

Deceit and Devotion by Faye Hall

“I will pay you to sleep with my wife.”

Jarrah Miyan, a young half-caste aboriginal man, is supposed to seduce a white woman into an affair so her greed-driven husband can gain full control of her inheritance, including the rare collection of black opals she keeps under lock and key. When he walks into the study to meet the poor chit he’s to take advantage of, he expects to find an aging woman who smells of stale perfume and gin. Who he finds though is the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on—the same woman whose pale thighs had been wrapped around him just a few hours earlier as she’d begged him to give her pleasure.

After their night of passion together, Emily Holtz doubted she would ever see Jarrah again. To have him standing before her now, asking for employment at her cattle station, was not a situation she had prepared herself for. She agrees to hire him on one condition. He has to spy on her husband and get her the incriminating evidence she needs to apply for a divorce. She’s spent years in a miserable arranged marriage, and she’s desperate to escape. But her husband is a dangerous man, and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get what he wants.

As they begin to develop feelings for each other, Jarrah worries about what will happen when Emily discovers that he’s been working for both her and her husband. Not that they could ever really be together, as society would never accept that.

Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence
Genre(s): Historical Romance / Interracial Romance


Lifting the pillow to his nose, he breathed deep the sweet scent he knew to be Emily’s. His senses instantly responded, his groin aching for the mere touch of her skin against his again.
“My husband and I don’t share a room, Jarrah,” she remarked from the doorway, forcing him to turn around suddenly. “You’ll find no trace of him in here. If you wish to search through his belongings, then you’ll have to go down the hallway.”
“I have already inspected his room,” he replied, placing the pillow neatly back on her bed.
“Then what are you doing in here?”
He walked toward her, his steps measured. “I want to know who you are. I want to know why a woman as beautiful as you was burdened with a husband who doesn’t love her.” Stopping before her, he lifted his hand to her face, his fingers caressing the soft skin of her cheek. “And I want to know what sort of business requires your attention at such a late hour?”
Emily took a step back from him. “You’ll find none of the answers you seek in this room, Jarrah.”
“Then why don’t you tell me what I want to know, Emily?” Jarrah begged, aching to pull her back to him. “Please.”
He watched the beauty of her face as she smiled slightly at him, and for a moment, he thought she might tell him at least some of her secrets. Slowly, she shook her head.
“You don’t want to hear what I have to tell you,” she said firmly as she went to walk past him and into her room.
His hand came out, gripping her elbow, stopping her. “I want to know where you were tonight,” he said again, more insistent this time.
“Why?” she asked, her stare holding his. “Why would you care how or where I spend my nights?”
He felt as if he were drowning in the greenness of her eyes, a feeling so very unfamiliar to him. How was he to explain to this woman that he did in fact care quite a lot about her whereabouts when he didn’t even understand it himself?
“Because…” He paused, knowing what he was about to admit. Never before had he allowed himself such a familiar feeling toward any woman. He hadn’t intended to now either, but studying Emily’s slightly freckled, pale skin, her brilliant red hair highlighting her exquisite features, Jarrah knew he could no longer deny what he was feeling. Letting out a steadying sigh, he knew he had little choice but to tell her the truth. “I care because I don’t want you visiting other men and luring them into your bed.”
She raised her brow, her expression unfaltering. “And is that where you think I’ve been the last couple of hours? Trying to lure men to come home with me?”


Faye Hall's passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland, Australia during the late 1800's.

Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.

These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.

Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on people she has met in her life.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.



21 November 2016

Hello Rose!  Thank you so much for stopping by Written Butterfly. So tell me...
Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
            My heroine, Charlie, was named after Charlie Chaplin. She and her dad enjoyed watching Chaplin’s films together when she was growing up.
            Old movie and actor references originate in nearly every story I’ve written thus far, from the 1920s through the 1960s. I grew up watching the classics, and it’s turned me into an old movie junkie. I’ve always been fascinated with the past, in terms of dress, language, acting, lifestyle, and just everything. I have old Hollywood crushes on Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and too many more to name. Heck, I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to these handsome gentlemen. 
            The first time I watched Gone with the Wind I was five, and I was hooked. My Aunt Mary played it for me on her VCR, and when I first saw Clark Gable, I wanted to marry him.  And to this day I can watch and re-watch the film and it still holds my interest. It’s a comfort and an escape.

What gave you the inspiration for your book?

            The inspiration for On a Gamble, came from one line, “You’re a woman,” and it’s a line I’ve had saved for years, twelve to be exact. I am a notorious saver, because I knew someday the story would find me. I built the entire premise around that line, and began brainstorming. I wondered why she’d have a unisex name, what it would mean for the story, our hero, how it would evolve and so on.

Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
            I do have a set of rituals before I get to work. I turn my desk lamp on, light my candle. My new favorite scent is a Honey Blossom Yankee candle, before that I used a bamboo jasmine scented candle. I always make sure to have my cup of coffee, and a few chocolates next to me. These are musts, especially the coffee! I usually only drink one cup, but if I’m really have a good flow with my work, I’ll go for two cups.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
            I love this question, and I would say it’s a bit of both. When I first think of an idea for a story, I write out character sketches and look on Pinterest to find the inspiration, what I envision for them, what they look like. Then I think of what they might do for a living, if they have siblings, family life, and beliefs. But one hundred percent of the time, the character’s traits, personalities, back-stories, everything, emerge organically as I write.
            My characters truly do take over the story, and it’s out of my hands, and that’s what makes it so much fun. That excitement has me running back, and ready to work the next day. Because I never know what they’re going to do or say, or think or act, as there personalities lead the way. Most of the time I feel like a spectator.
            It’s so wonderful to see though, because that gives me great satisfaction, to see them take this life force of their own. These people that exist only in my mind, to flesh them out, write their story, and watch it take shape. It feels like a miracle each and every time I sit at my computer. They become like flesh and blood people I can picture having a cup of coffee with.  

What are your upcoming projects?
            At present I’m working on a two book series, which is not yet under contract. The first one features Emma and Patrick, who shared a brief yet intense, weeklong fling on their trip abroad to Greece, and several years later find themselves working in the same office. This book is in the revision stage, but I’m nearing the finish line soon. The second book ties into the first, and features Sarah (her roommate), and Mike (his brother), which will be a Christmas romance. I do have a general idea of the story, and have ¾ of it written.
            I have written stand alone books thus far, but the secondary characters in Emma and Patrick’s story were so strong in my mind, that I knew they needed their own romance. I had a light bulb moment when I discovered the Christmas romance I’d always wanted to write, was in fact, Sarah and Mike’s story.
            After this series is complete, I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a cowboy romance, and after that the skies the limit!
            Each time I finish a book, I fear the well of ideas will run dry, yet each time, I have always found my next story that’s waiting to be told.


She’s at the end of her rope . . .

Charlie Anderson needs a farm hand. The moment the sexy, mysterious stranger sets foot on her grandparents’ land, inquiring about a job opening, he rattles her senses, her cage, and her equilibrium, the likes of which she’s never experienced before. She never anticipated her scandalous thoughts getting in the way. She’s terrified, but desire trumps fear, and she gives in to a sinful temptation.

He has a hidden agenda . . .

Alex McCray has a plan. A plan having nothing to do with romance. His discovery, that “Charlie” is a voluptuous, beautiful woman, leaves him shaken, and he needs to proceed with extreme caution. Working next to her, everyday, stirs up a raw hunger he desperately tries to ignore. And he should, since he has an ulterior motive. Alex should also resist her intoxicating sensuality, but he can’t, because he cannot get enough.


            Setting the napkin on her lap, she dove in, licking the tasty treat. Enjoying the sweetness on her tongue, she turned to spy Alex enjoying his as well. He turned toward her, grinning from ear to ear. “You’re right. This is the best custard I’ve ever had.”
            Stifling a laugh, she noted a good size dollop on his chin. Without thinking, she leaned in, and swiped it away with her thumb, licking the excess off. “There. That’s better.”
            Glancing up, she met his gaze, and swallowed the hard lump in her throat. He didn’t speak, just continued to study her. The act of licking stray vanilla off her finger seemed innocent enough, but the way he looked at her, did not look innocent in the least. A fire lit within the brown depths of his eyes, speeding up her heartbeat. She should look away, but couldn’t. Jesus, what was it about this man that could make her feel this way? So alive, so much unlike herself, and ready to give in and steal what they both so obviously wanted.

About Rose…

Rose Lange has been in love with the written word since she was little. At fourteen, a Julia Quinn novel inspired her to try writing her own. She lives in Southeastern Wisconsin where she was born, raised, and currently lives with her family.

She writes spicy, contemporary romance, and is a member of Romance Writer's of America (RWA).

She's a Clark Gable girl, addicted to reading, chocolate, shopping, Pinterest (her latest vice), and watching old movies from the 40s and 50s. She watched Gone With the Wind once when she was five, and has been hooked on romantic stories since.

Connect with Rose via Facebook, Twitter, or email. She loves hearing from readers!

19 November 2016

Hello Raven!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today to talk about your book, Fairground Attraction!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?
After a chat with a friend one rainy day. We’d taken ourselves away for a no men weekend, and she was reading one of my books on my kindle and telling me to write as she read. (Slave driver) We started reminiscing about old films and men we enjoyed the look of. Tight butts, long hair, blue eyes etcetera.
Over a glass (or two) of wine, we discussed what we wanted to read about in heroes and heroines, our likes and dislikes.
Raig was born from that, and as my friend is ‘a tell it like it is’ gal, Vairi just had to be as is she is.
When I got home, I knew what I wanted to write; I knew the beginning and the end—I just wasn’t sure how we were going to get there. Luckily my characters did.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
When my heroine is watching TV, she’s looking at a re-run of a very old semi-erotic show. Nowadays it would be considered very tame, but back then, it was so risqué it wasn’t shown until after 11pm at night! The hero was played by David Duchovny, who was hot, hot, and er hot. It hadto be in.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
It honestly depends on them. Sometimes I have the whole book plotted out and it goes to plan. Other times I think I have and oops, those pesky characters will not do as I think and I just have to go with the flow. And also, I sometimes have nothing but a very faint idea of what may or may not happen and just go along for the ride. So far it’s all worked.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
I must admit that I love writing books with a setting I know. A lot are set in my favourite places in Britain and I have a couple set in Hong Kong.  (My very favourite city. Put me by the Star Ferry terminus with a book, a gluten free energy bar and a bottle of water and I can read, people watch and make notes for hours) Plus, I have used some other places I’ve visited around the world.
I hate to read a book where the geography is wrong. I don’t mean a house or a made up village, I mean not so litle things like whether somewhere is north or south of somewhere else or a mountain is where it is described. Pulls me right out of the story.
I was writing a sex scene one day and not sure if everythnig could phsically go where I wanted it to. As my DH was away I texted an author friend and asked whether what I described actually was possible. Half an hour later I got a reply—from her husband. Oh yes it is and thank you very much!

Q) What are your upcoming projects?
I’m sort of thinking about a book set in WW1 and the twenties, inspired by one of my relatives. It’s a love story, but with a lot of twists and turns, so it will be a big project to do. Although it will have a lot of poetic license the basis of the story is fact. This relative grew up in London during the war, fell in love with the wrong guy and it took a long while for her to meet the right one. Absolutely fascinating, so if it gets written I must do it justice.
Before then I have another Kera Faire (my dark side) started. It will be a Dark Isle story with a bit of a twist and this time not just set on the island. The heroine is undercover at a glass furnace.

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If Raig has his way, this particular fairground attraction is one Vairi will not forget in a hurry. Her inner cougar is out to play, and Raig’s going to do his best to keep it there.
All the fun of the fair—and a hot woman to share it with.
What could go wrong?
Raig thought he was merely helping to give the mum of a friend a good time at the fair.
However, it was obvious Vairi didn’t want to be there, or have a good time. She’d rather be at home with a book boyfriend and a cup of coffee.
They both soon found out, there are good times and good times. How was Raig to know Vairi McQueen was such hot stuff?
Their time together was explosive, but with both of them having secrets nigh on impossible to share, would they ever be able to get together and see where their attraction took them?
Sometimes, Raig decided, you just had to take a chance on life—and love. This was one of those times.

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(Raig and Vairi have just ridden the galloping horses at the fair. She insists on calling him Rake.)

“Jeez, Rake, drop the accent, why don’t you. You keep dipping in and out so much I’m giddy. It’s not real, it’s phony. You sound like a stereotypical B movie. Yes?”
He shook his head as he looked at her and replied with not entirely faked sorrow. “That’s where you are wrong. I’ll admit I’ve been piling it on. Lorna said you were a romantic, inspired by sexy accents, and as I’ve been told over the years, the Irish accent is just that, sexy, so I thought, well, why not? To be honest and truthful, the lilt is always there. It’s just been distilled over the years. I resurrected it for you.” He watched her, as she seemed to mull over his statement. He could imagine her dissecting his statement and pulling up to consider the bits she chose to.
“I’ll buy into that. Right.” She took a deep breath and smiled. A look hot enough to split his jeans if he wasn’t careful. A lesser expression than that had started wars, he was certain.
“So, Rake.” The way she purred his name sent his libido sky high and he swore there would be a stain on his jeans. “A good name by the way. Now, what areyou going to show me?”
His cock knew what he wanted. It was hard and tight up against the fly of his jeans, straining the zip in its effort to be free of its confines. He was glad Mr. Levi Strauss knew a thing or two about the strength of denim.
“It depends on how much you want to fly.” His accent was now upper class English. “I know what I’d like.” He saw her considering his statement. “I’ll be open and honest. I agreed at first, because of a photo in Lorna’s purse. The pair of you, somewhere sunny.”
“Barbados,” Vairi said, her voice faint. “Three years ago, just before she married. It was my birthday present. We ate, drank, and sunbathed. No sex.”
“Shame.” He laughed. “Does your daughter not understand you are a living, breathing, sexy woman?”
She laughed with him. “Probably not. No girl or woman or, I suspect, male likes to think their mother knows about, you know, sex. Okay, we’ve had the kids, but then? Zilch. Won’t they be in for a surprise when they get to that state?”
He nodded and decided to use the element of surprise to catch her off guard. “So, Vairi My Queen, did you come on the horse? With its rod pressed hard where my cock wanted to be?” He took a gamble and guessed—hoped—she wouldn’t be shocked or offended by his frank speech. Vairi blushed, but no angry words accompanied it. So far, so good. Now he intended to make her less self-conscious.
“I could have done,” Raig remarked frankly. “Very easily. Hard up against your ass, feeling you rubbing against me and that bloody pole. Knowing it gave you more of a good time than my cock was gutting. Gutting. What I really wanted was my cock in you, never mind the pole. I would be your pole. Hot, hard, and fuck you into oblivion. Hear you come. Feel you come. That’s what I want. To feel you milk me to fruition.”
“Ah…” She seemed to struggle for an answer. Vairi stroked her index finger and seared a line down his cheek to his lips, which she tapped twice. “So? Why are you waiting? Be that pole, Rake. Because all I thought about as I got hot and bothered was you. You inside me, making me come. Now’s your chance. If you’re not bothered how old I am, why should I be? Cougars of the world unite and all that. Show me how you’re going to fuck me, Rake. Show me what you want, how you want it. Let me shout and scream for you.”

About Raven

A multi-published author of erotic romance, Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.
She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge. As once she is writing she is oblivious to everything else, her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.

18 November 2016

Hello Nicole!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

I felt like we’ve had so many alpha males in the leading roles of romance stories that I wanted to change things up a bit and depict an alpha female. A tough cookie who is hard to rein in. J

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?

The female lead, and her almost obnoxious persistence was inspired by a television movie character of the eighties. But I’m going to keep who under wraps. LOL

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?

I need to turn everything off. Social media. The television, the radio, everything. I need to be able to focus on the story itself without any distractions.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

Oh my… I have had such a busy year I have tons lined up, but here they are:
Midnight Solstice Boxed Set December 2016
Snowy Knights Boxed Set December 2016
Midnight Magick Boxed Set January 2017
Under the Mask Boxed Set February 2017
A Valentine for Two Boxed Set February 2017
Dark Fantasies Boxed Set March 2017
Paranormal Boxed Set April 2017
Wanna Be Bad Boxed Set March 2017
Wedding Romance Anthology  April 2017
Shared for the First Time Boxed Set April 2017
The Diamond Club Anthology  May 2017

Thank you so much for having me here today. It was a pleasure chatting with you. J

Snowy Knights Anthology: 10 Suspenseful Contemporary and Paranormal Romantic Rescue Stories
When the cold hits, only he can warm her…
This December, snuggle up with 10 BRAND NEW romantic rescue stories! From literal heroes in the snow, to the bad boy whose soul is saved by love. These sexy stories will burn up your e-reader while melting your heart.


WINTER’S STORM by Gracie Meadows
KISS OF ICE by Kayleigh Malcolm
SNOW-KISSED by Lizabeth Scott
SNOW ANGEL by Rose Nickol

By Nicole Morgan 
Lori Hammond wanted for nothing. As the only heir to her family fortune she’d learned at a young age she only need ask for whatever she desired. All the money in the world hadn’t gotten her the one thing in life that she’d wanted most, Kevin Preston.
As the head of The Gilpin Search and Rescue Team, Kevin knows the dangers that a Colorado blizzard can bring. And with one looming closer to their patch of the Rocky Mountains he and his team prepare for the worst winter storm to hit their county in decades.
Hearing of the blizzard, Lori concocts a scheme to get exactly what she wants. But, will her plan be the thing that brings them together? Or will the rewards not be worth the risk as their very survival hangs in the balance?  


Author Bio
Nicole Morgan has been writing since 2009 and is an author of romance novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit. While she’s written everything from contemporary to paranormal, her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.

Nicole also writes under the pen names of Taylor Brooks and Nicki Day.

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16 November 2016

Hello Olivia!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

It’s probably all just a fluke, honestly. I knew I wanted to tackle the PPNW from a romance angle, but I didn’t want to do something that didn’t work for me. Instead of a strapping alpha male, I wanted a relatable, silly leading man who could make you laugh and tingle and who would, should you ever meet him in real life, take you on a fun date and make you feel like the prettiest, most fun partner he’s ever had. Because I tend toward farce in my writing, that character ended up as Finn, a goofy, sexy, loving and just a little bit cowardly Irishman who can’t quite get anything right.

Finn couldn’t be matched with someone equally as faulty, though, or nothing would ever get done. Plus, opposites attract and, since I had the idea of someone in a position of power working closely with the Prince of Hell himself, I paired Finn with Veruca. She’s generous, smart, competent, and takes no guff. They’re the perfect couple!

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?

I think listening to music is the closest thing to a habit I have when it comes to writing. Sometimes it’s certain albums, but sometimes it’s just any music, since it seems to get my brain chugging along and thinking up scenarios and plots or working through tangles in the stories I’m working on. Florence + The Machine is a huge help when I’m writing; her music really (har har) sings to me.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

I am not a planner! I usually have an idea of a character but past that nothing is really formed until I’m actually writing. Same goes with plots and storylines. I’ll know as much as, “I want Finn and Veruca to have to put up with a greedy lady mobster!” and that’s about it. Sometimes I don’t even really have a picture in my head of the character until I’m reading over what I wrote and checking for typos. Then it’s like, “oh, I made her a redhead, interesting.”

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

Inspiration is about as far as it goes. If I like the look of an actor or the idea of a story I heard it definitely creeps into my writing, but this series is all fiction. Even if it wasn’t about raising the dead and taking souls, I don’t think I’d put much of my life into it. I’m just not as interesting as anything I could come up with in my writing.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

I’m working on the third novel in this series, as well as an unrelated Urban Fantasy fluff novel about a girl who can control fire and who’s going after the person who murdered her best friend. I’ve also always got a dozen other projects that I dart into here and there, slap out a few hundred words, and then forget about for a few months. I’m rather ADD when it comes to writing unless I’m in the final stretch of a book.

Thanks so much for having me on the blog!

Preternatural Pacific Northwest
Finn's a failure, at necromancy and life in general. "It's not my fault," he'd insist, looking deep into your eyes as he lifts your wallet. You'd catch him, of course. Because he's a failure.

Veruca, on the other hand, is competence personified. She has to be, working as a Reaper directly for the Prince of Hell. When Finn shows up in a stolen sport coat and uses Veruca as cover from his murderous mistress' glowering goons, she finds the one thing she may not be so good at: resisting Finn's handsome face. 

Welcome to the Preternatural PNW, a world populated by demons, magic, and fairies. Meet Finn and Veruca, an atypical couple getting to know each other amongst rogue necromancers, criminal kingpins, and dishonest mercenaries.

Finn’s sexy as hell, eager to please—both in and out of the bedroom—and charmingly daft. Veruca’s alluring, intelligent, and always knows just what she wants. Once she sets her sights on Finn, she knows he’s it, and nothing’s gonna stand in her way.

Follow their adventures, feel their passion, and laugh at Finn’s antics in Rattle, the free read Throb, and the suspenseful sequel Metal, all out from Evernight Publishing!

Available at Evernight, Amazon, All Romance EBooks, and anywhere ebooks are sold!

About Olivia
Olivia lives just outside of Seattle with a clowder of cats and a stink of litter boxes. She enjoys vexing kitties, exploring new cities, eating vegan food, and watching cheesy, big budget movies where people answer questions like, "Who should we call?" with a gruff and overly serious, "Everyone." She also digs making up collective nouns for things that don't already have them, like a spootle of Ruperts and a stink of litter boxes.

You can find her at her blog, on Facebook, but more often she’s tweeting @OliviaRBurton

15 November 2016

Ever wonder about why it takes so long to process your prescriptions? Thought I'd share 10 insider tips about what it’s like working in a pharmacy.

          1) Medical insurance and prescription insurance are two separate entities.  A medical insurance company will hire another entity to process their prescriptions, for instance, Blue Cross Blue Shield usually will have either a company called Express Scripts or Paid, and they are not interchangeable.  So telling the tech “I have the ID number” means absolutely nothing. 

         2) There is not a database of every prescription insurance in the United States.  No, the tech just can’t put in your social security number and magically pull up what insurance you have.

      3) Medicaid is not transferable between state lines.  For instance, if you have California Medicaid and travel to Nevada, I can’t bill the state of California for your prescriptions.  You have to pay cash, and more than likely, you will not be compensated from the state of California.  Same with an HMO insurance, like Kaiser.  Kaiser is not in Nevada, therefore we have no contract with Kaiser and cannot bill them for your prescriptions. 

      4) Medicare is not part of Obamacare.  I can’t tell you how many seniors, who fall in the coverage gap, blame Obama.  No, he had nothing to do with you picking crappy Part D coverage.  And for those who don’t know what the coverage gap is, it’s when the patient meets the limit of coverage then has to pay a deductible (for lack of a better term).  Once that gap limit is reached, the insurance will resume.  Sometimes that gap is a couple thousand dollars.  There are Part D plans that don’t have gap coverage, so make sure you ask the right questions of the agent you’re buying coverage from.

      5) I work for a very large pharmacy chain, which has about 3000 stores nationwide.  If a prescription is filled for you in Kentucky, no it’s not going to be ready in Nevada.  We do not fill every single prescription from every single pharmacy.  We’ll be happy to transfer them, but we don’t have ESP and know that you’re on vacation. 

      6) It takes time to rebill the seven discount cards you’ve brought in. 

         7) Pharmacists are held accountable for the narcotic and controlled substance prescriptions that doctor’s write (at least in Nevada they are).  There is a database that a patient is put into every time a CII narcotic is filled, so we can look online and see every doctor and pharmacy that you’ve been to.  Target drugs, such as oxycodone, is scrutinized heavily.  The reason it may take a few hours to fill #120 oxycodone and #60 morphine ER is because of paperwork.  Many pharmacies give the patient a  24 hour turn-around with one day grace period from the last time filled.  So if I tell you it’ll take two hours for your two narcotics and only 20 minutes for someone else’s antibiotic, it’s not because I don’t like you or are being prejudice.  Believe me, we don’t like it either.

          8) Just because a doctor gives you a coupon doesn't mean it's going to work.  If you have any type of governmental job, or have insurance subsidized by the government, you can't use a coupon. There are many restrictions on coupons, for instance, the current Epi-pen coupon isn't good on patients 18 or younger.  It's all in the fine print.

           9) Just because a medication is prescription doesn’t mean your insurance has to cover it.  Many new drugs are so expensive you’re copay is going to be astronomical.  There are usually tier levels to insurances, for example, tier one drugs costs $10.  Tier two can cost #20.  Each drug is classified, per your insurance, into a tier level. Sometimes they don’t cover a drug at all (called non-formulary). And no, you’re doctor has no idea what your insurance is going to cover.  And no, they don’t care. 

          10)Everything is a pharmacy technicians fault.  Your insurance has been canceled?  It’s our fault.  Your doctor didn’t call in your prescription?  Is our fault.  We don’t have this drug in stock?  Yep, our fault too.  Your Viagra costs $400?  Our fault.  Your insurance is requiring a prior authorization that only the doctor can do?  You guessed it, our fault. I apologize right now for everything. 

I realize there are crappy pharmacies out there with crappy employees, but the majority of the people I’ve met in my 20 plus years in the healthcare field are just normal folks trying to help you out.  At least, my co-workers and I am.  If we don’t smile while we’re helping you, we’re not trying to be unfriendly.  It’s usually because we’ve just been cussed out because of one thing or another, or it’s so busy all I can do is concentrate and focus on helping you to the best of my ability.  I know you feel bad, or your baby is feeling bad, and I’ll get your medicine to you as fast as possible.  But on busy days there might be twenty people in front of you that feel the exact same way.  And just because there might not be anyone in the waiting room that doesn’t mean we’re not busy.  We’re constantly having doctors fax and email us prescriptions all day.  Oh, and just a reminder, when a doctor emails or faxes a prescription to us, it doesn’t come directly to us.  It goes to a third party who verifies that it came from a doctor’s office before we get it.  Otherwise, it’s against the law for you to fax us your prescription.  Thanks for reading and I hope this blog has shed a little light on what it’s like to work on the other side of a pharmacy counter.

14 November 2016
Release BoostTitle: Hot Shot ( Previously release as Heartfire) Author: Joanna Blake Photographer: Furious FotogCover Designer: Mayhem Cover CreationsModels: Nick Bennett and Madena Rose


I put out fires for a living. I'm damn good at it too. I'm known for my bravery, courage and daredevil stunts. Oh yeah, and the way I use my hose.

 Firemen are celebrities in this town. My father, my brothers and all my cousins have put their lives on the line for the people of Brooklyn, NY. I've been in calendars and on TV. I have my pick of any woman I want. Anytime, anywhere. All I have to do is snap my fingers.

But Kennedy Stewart is the one that got away.

A shy girl from strict religious family, we had a hotter than hell fling. I was auctioned off for charity and her friends won me for her as a joke. A shy virgin should've been easy pickings for me. But I was the one who got swept off his feet.

We had a few weeks of bliss, even if we had to sneak around. I even said the 'L' word. The next thing I know she's visiting relatives and won't answer my calls. I swore off women – especially her. But she took a little surprise with her.

My baby. 

 Now she's back in the little bundle of joy bears a startling resemblance to yours truly. I can't be fooled and I can't be denied. I want what's mine.

*Heartfire is a stand-alone novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating! This edition contains bonus materials for a limited time only!*
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12 November 2016

Hello M!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

I think we’ve all had an experience of having a crush on someone who doesn’t return our feelings. It’s especially tough and awkward when that person is a friend. In the case of Cee and Marcus, I’ve more or less eliminated the chance of them getting together because Marcus is gay. I felt like I wanted friendship to be the key to this story. Romance will come later in the series.

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?

Yes, this is the first in a trilogy. I’m currently working on the second book.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?

When my oldest son (now 11) was about three years old, he got into his head that I could transform into a dragon. I think it had to do with his having seen the Disney animated feature Sleeping Beauty. Anyway, later on he convinced his younger sister and brother of this, and I used the idea of having an “inner dragon” as a jumping off point.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

They develop as I write. Rand and Guin were originally just castoff mentions and then became key characters the more I wrote.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

I don’t do it consciously, but whenever I look back at something I’ve written, I can usually see echoes of my real life experiences.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

The second book in the Changers series is called The Great Divide. I’m working on that and also on a Regency romance novel titled Brynnde. I also have a screenplay that’s on the brink of going into production, and a number of other ideas clamoring for my attention. I get requests for more Sherlock Holmes stories, and I’ve had a couple for more in the Peter Stoller series as well . . . I’ll be busy for a while!

Changers: Manifesting Destiny

Sixteen-year-old Cee has a hopeless crush on her best friend Marcus. Unfortunately for her, he’s gay. In the wake of Marcus’s older brother leaving home to join the Aerie, Marcus has become increasingly distant. Then, when Cee discovers she has a troublesome dragon named Livian living inside her things grow even more complicated.
Marcus urges Cee to go to the Magi to have Livian removed, but the more used to Livian Cee becomes, the less certain she is about letting him go. Should she change her natural self for the crush who will never love her anyway?



Heat spread through her. Cee’s face elongated, her arms extended, her nails formed into claws, and her feet became suddenly very heavy. The bony spires erupted from her shoulders, and Cee was compelled to double over to allow the wings to grow.

Throughout, Cee fought the urge to resist, though her instinct was to do just that. She wondered what she looked like, caught a glimpse of red scales, and realized her eyesight had become sharper. All the details of the trees around her impressed themselves upon her brain: the cracks and flakes in the bark, the saw-tooth edges of the leaves, and every little spot and insect thereupon.

How big was she? Cee realized she was at eye level with the middle of the trees. She looked down and saw her friends pushing themselves even harder against the trunks, making way for Cee’s—or Livian’s, she supposed—tail as it snaked by.

Yes, we’re very pretty, said Livian impatiently. But we don’t have time for showing off just now.

The massive wings began to move, slowly at first, gathering speed that put the force of the helicopter’s artificial wind to shame. Cee realized she had no control over what was happening. It was all Livian, and she was housed inside him, somehow, along for the ride.

It was equal parts thrilling and petrifying, bursting through the treetops and being free of gravity. Cee would have liked to spend more time experiencing it, but there was the helicopter, like a massive black bug, and Livian went right for it.


Award-winning screenwriter, produced playwright, and author. Her latest novel CHANGERS: MANIFESTING DESTINY, first in a new YA fantasy trilogy, is now available from Evernight Teen.

M holds a Master of Arts in Writing, Literature and Publishing and a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. She has a love of Shakespeare, having both performed and taught his work, and has also interned on Hollywood film sets. M worked for Houghton Mifflin and Pearson before deciding to devote her full time to writing (and occasionally parenting). She lives in Livermore, California with her family, cat, and hamster. Find out more about her and her books at

10 November 2016

Hello Arlie!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

The two main characters in my book are Briallen Whitcombe and Zachary Wren.
Briallen is a smash-up of two good friends - an eccentric artist and an outspoken free-spirit.

My hero is based on a conglomeration of men that I’ve known and dated (I won’t say more than that except not one was a millionaire at the time we were together!) Zachary wades through decisions by compartmentalizing his life, which I think is typical.

The emotional life of men has always intrigued me. If left to themselves, I don’t believe there would be a great deal of hand-wringing or introspection. But in order to get what they want (heh), they have to engage with the touchy-feelies, at least to some extent. As such, I hold that they are more complicated than women, although not one man of mt acquaintance would agree.

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?

“Colors of Rainfall” is Book One in The Wren Chronicles. There is a large cast of characters who continue through upcoming books and who give their point of view in various chapters.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?

Most of the book is set in Seattle, WA. I lived there for five and a half years and loved everything about the city except the weather. The other location is a vacation spot on the Gulf of Mexico on the Alabama-Florida state line. I’ve spent many great holidays on the Gulf and incorporated my memories into those chapters.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?

I once attended a book-signing by the late mystery author Robert B. Parker. He said that he wrote every day, no matter what, even if it was just a few pages that he might later discard. I find that I keep in touch with my creative side by following this practice.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

The major characters are set. The secondary and cameo-appearance players pop in unexpectedly with very loud voices.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

Every location is one in which I’ve lived or have visited. I try to include local landmarks, restaurants, and neighborhoods to add authenticity.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

The continuation of The Wren Chronicles and The Orchid Collection novellas. I just began to cogitate on a book set in the 1970’s. We’ll see…


A smart, quirky artist meets a sexy but grim tycoon in a local bar. Fireworks explode during a one night stand.

Briallen Whitcombe is an artist thrown into the spotlight with a donation of a work to MoMA in NYC. The world clamors for her art, but she looks for an escape.
Zachary Wren heads a green initiatives company. A lonely boy evolved into a remote, pitiless businessman who lives to work.

Briallen and Zachary have one thing in common. A need to connect anonymously with hook-ups. They meet in a bar and explosive passion erupts. It doesn't ease the craving; it drives them to locate each other again. Can passion lead to love?

For Mature Readers over 18.



Writing romance stories is the latest chapter in my career history. I have worked in Manhattan's garment district, as a producer of talk radio programming at a New York City radio station, and as a marketing rep for a major airline. A return to culinary school and a series of restaurant jobs followed. Over the years I have called New York City, Denver, Seattle, Miami and Orlando my home.

In December 15, 2014, a new series of sexy romance novels were released in the Kindle Store at Amazon. Each book is part of "The Orchid Collection" and takes place in a property owned by the fictional Orchid Hotels International. Eight books in the series have been released, with more to follow. The books feature handsome heroes and memorable heroines.

I have also written a paranormal series, "The Other-Worldly". They are the stories of a Warlock and a Witch who meet in challenging circumstances. Together they are destined to rule the races of The Other Worldly, if only they can stop arguing long enough to do it!

My backlist includes two novellas published in September, 2013. "Sandpiper's Song" tells the story of a late night radio personality and her tumble (literally) into romance. "Lizzie's Beach House" is a tribute to my vacations in Westhampton, NY in my early twenties. Both novellas are available for download.

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09 November 2016

Hello Kat!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?
I used to be a sports journalist who covered the NHL, so I just got creative with players I met and talked to and, of course, because I’m a romantic at heart, made them all hotties with hearts of gold. What fun would it be otherwise? I took the teamwork that professional athletes always show on the ice (or the field, or whatever) and brought it into their personal lives as well. When one of them is in trouble, all of them are there for each other. Loyalty is very important to me, both in real life and my writing.

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?
This is the holiday novella for my Las Vegas Sidewinders series, which is my fictional NHL expansion team. Vegas is one of my favorite places in the world so all my books are at least loosely based there, although the characters travel and move around a bit. All the stories are stand-alone but the characters are recurring and there is a theme of friendship, loyalty and teamwork, both on and off the ice. The women aren’t all young and perfect either. One of my heroines is overweight, another was in an IED explosion in Afghanistan that left her with burns over 40% of her body and one of them is actually 40 and marries her 29-year-old boyfriend. I love having a diverse group of women as my heroines.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
I dreamed up the idea of a hockey team in Las Vegas several years ago even though I only published in April 2016. Ironically, just two months after I published, it was announced that a new hockey team would be moving to Las Vegas! I don’t know if that’s good or bad, though…

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?
We’re big hockey fans in our house and I firmly believe you should write about things you feel passionately about. Hockey, rock and roll and love and all things I feel passionate about, so that’s what most of my books will be about, although I may branch out a little.

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
Not really. I try to write every day but I take days off to just read and clear my head.

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
Both. I have an idea of who everyone is and what they’re going to do, but sometimes they develop personalities and start to tell me more about themselves as I write. The M/M I talk about later happened organically. Originally the story was supposed to be a menage but the two men had other ideas and they drove the direction they would go, not me.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
Since I write about a hockey team, and I worked in the field, I try to keep the professional parts of the story realistic, even though their personal lives are completely made up. As writers, I think we subconsciously people watch no matter what we do, so I think I draw in a little bit of everything I see and do.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?
In 2017 I have all kinds of things planned. I have a short story in a March of Dimes charity anthology, I’m working on my own hockey-themed anthology, and a whole new series, the Inferno series. Inferno will be a spin-off from the Sidewinders, so you’ll see lots of familiar faces but it’s going to be a bit darker, kinkier and with some non-traditional relationships, although all with happy endings. I’ll be publishing my first M/M in that series, which I’m very excited about because I feel strongly in real life about letting go of hate and finding more love and acceptance in the world. It’s a book about true love and that hardships of being bisexual, as well as the inevitable hate. I hope people understand that it’s so much more than just a romance novel—it has a lot more depth.


My first series is about a fictional NHL team, the Las Vegas Sidewinders. Each book focuses on one player… I try to create characters that are realistic, men that aren’t all cocky alphas, and women that aren’t 22 and perfect. 

Book 1 in the series is FREE! 

Book 2 in my series is Drake and Erin's story. She's a Marine who was badly scarred in an IED explosion in Afghanistan and he's a hunky hockey player looking for the right woman... her past is about to catch up to both of them and it’s up to Drake to figure out how to protect her.

Book 3 is about Karl and Kate. He’s a 6’4” goalie from Sweden who’s so hot women line up around the arena to get to him. Kate’s a PR whiz with a few extra pounds who can’t believe he’s in love with her. Karl likes it a little kinky in the bedroom, too, which ups the hot factor more than a little. Just when things are going well, his ex shows up and throws both of them into a tailspin—this is a story you cannot miss! 

Toli’s book is Book 4, and after nearly 20 years with the same woman, he’s single again. Meeting Tessa is completely unplanned, but their week together burns hotter than either of them expected. The only problem is that she’s not officially divorced yet and her ex isn’t giving up that easily.  (this link is temporarily broken--I changed the price and Kobo hasn't put it back up yet)

Book 5 is Zakk and Tiff's story. He’s never considered settling down until the widow of his late coach starts showing interest in him. As their friendship grows, so does something else, but someone else is determined to have her at all costs-even if it means making Zakk choose between the woman he loves and his freedom. 

Buy links for the Novella:

06 November 2016

Hello Nancy!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?
Hi! To be honest, my characters just come to me in a sudden flash- as if they already existed somewhere in the world (because I’m sure they do) and I’ve just bumped into them! They have their own mind and take absolutely no notice of me!

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?
Yes, this is Book 3 of The Husband Diet/ Amazing Erica series.
First came The Husband Diet, published by Bookouture, then the sequel, My Big Fat Italian Break-Up and finally Romance, Rivals and Ravioli. It features Erica Cantelli’s journey to her dream life in Italy with her two children and that dream man (not her husband, BTW!)

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
Absolutely! My character, Erica Cantelli, is a whacky, fun-loving, ambitious and… ahem... curvy woman who will not surrender to being middle-aged and drab. She gets up to all sorts of antics and if it weren’t for her BGFF she’d be in a heck of a lot of trouble three quarters of the time! Plus, she has an issue with sexy Hollywood divas who show up on her doorstep trying to take her man away from her.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?
Women. Women like us around the world who basically face the same challenges of raising a family, earning an income, trying to stay ahead of the game and sometimes even managing to not fall apart when one of those juggling balls shoots into outer-space! And oh- trying not to let go of yourself so you look like a gorilla in a stained T-shirt and cargo pants!

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
Yes and no. I write on a daily basis but in snatches of time, so on a good day when I don’t have to rush off to work, I’ll wake up, let the dogs out, fix myself some toast and a cup of coffee while watching the news. At that point I start to feel guilty so dive right into it. Then when I’m stuck I take the dogs for a walk on the beach and then come back for cakes and more coffee...

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
No- they are already living their own lives before they leap out of my laptop screen to grab me by the throat, telling me exactly what’s going to be happening and am I taking notes or not?!

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
My heroines are mostly of Italian descent or living or moving to Italy. That is me. The love of food? Me again. But the whacky? Not so much. I’m a very staid middle-aged lady!

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

At the moment I’m working on edits for my Sicilian Lovers series soon to be published by Beachwalk Press and also working on a real tear-jerker (yes, sometimes I need to do that!). I’m also working on the prequel of The Husband Diet which is about Erica’s life before she met the men of her life, including her BGFF Paul Belhomme.


Besides killing her, what do you do when your husband's old flame returns from the past, offering to give him what you can't? 

Eight idyllic years (well, sort of) into their new life in Italy, plump and plain Erica Cantelli is now dealing with a middle-aged body while Julian appears to be as young as ever. As a matter of fact, her celebrity husband, bored with the Tuscan countryside and their tranquil life, now wants a new project- a baby. But at her age, and weighing what she weighs, can she pull it off? Does she even want to? 

Her body just won't work with her. It's not going to happen, period, if you'll pardon the pun. Never mind that Julian's become an international sex symbol on the force of his new career while she's already plucking her gray hairs and packing it on. Never mind that her rival Genie Stacie is always hanging around him and that she wants him back with a vengeance. To make things worse, her two teenagers are smitten with the peroxide flake, wreaking havoc in all of their lives. With her simple, bucolic Italian life, flip-flops, sundresses and ravioli dishes, how can Erica compete with the gorgeous Hollywood diva who's half her age and a third her dress size? And when Genie Stacie shows up on their doorstep with the biggest temptation of all, will it be too much for Julian to resist? 

Find out in "Romance, Rivals and Ravioli", Book 3 of the best-selling The Husband Diet series following The Husband Diet and My Big Fat Italian Break-up. For fans of Jennifer Weiner, Jen Lancaster and Sue Watson.


Nancy is Canadian by birth, but has lived in Italy for most of her adult life. She teaches
English and is married to a Brit.  
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05 November 2016
***It’s time to nominate books and authors for the Fourth Annual Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards 2016***
By starting the survey below, you’ll have a chance to win a $25 Evernight Publishing gift certificate!
Nominations are open until Nov. 13th. Semi-finalists will be announced on Nov. 14th and you’ll have the chance to vote in the finals round Nov. 14 – 28.
Be sure to enter your name and email address at the end of the nomination form for your chance to WIN a $25 Evernight Gift Certificate!
*Books published between 11/1/15 – 10/31/16 are eligible for this contest. Books published after 10/31 will be eligible for next year’s awards.
My eligible books: A Man After Midnight (Erotica, Contemporary), Between You and I (Mainstream, May/December), and Wicked Man Forgotten Rebels MC (MC Romance)

03 November 2016

Hello Katerina!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you about your book Tenderly Wicked.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?

I wanted to write controversial characters. Likeable, but flawed. So both men in my novel aren’t ideal. Max, an American expat in Moscow, finally plunges into exploring the world of BDSM after having repressed his desires for a long time. He’s nervous about his ineptness, and he makes a bunch of wrong decisions. One of my readers said she got very angry with him at some point. I was glad to hear that because you don’t get angry with someone who doesn’t seem to be real enough :) Vadim, Max’s Russian lover, is not a newbie in BDSM at all, but he has a history of abusive relationships, and it messed up his priorities a lot. Both Max and Vadim strive to make their relationship work, but there will be a lot of misunderstandings and angst.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?

My native language is Russian, but I couldn’t publish such a book in my own country – there are no M/M romance publishers at all in here, so I had to write it in a foreign language. I’m very proud I coped with this task, but also a bit sad because I can’t share this with most people I know. It’s not easy coming out as a writer of BDSM romances :)

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?

I tried to give as many details on living in Moscow is possible, so readers could wander the Moscow streets with my characters and see how fascinating my home city is.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?

At the moment, I’m writing several M/M and M/M/F stories simultaneously. All of them are set in Russia.


Max has always been interested in the wicked ways of BDSM. Now he has Vadim, an eager Russian sub willing to fulfill his most daring fantasies. But there’s one problem—Max isn’t quite ready to accept what's right in front of him. His deep-seated insecurities threaten to spoil what's growing into more than just a kinky pastime.


Vadim stood in the middle of the room, his gaze wandering in the direction of a double bed, and Max slowly circled him, eyeing his guest appreciatively in what he hoped to be a slightly unnerving manner—hands clasped easily behind his back, bare feet stepping soundlessly across a green carpet with thick, dense woolen pile, the only decoration in the studio, clearly bought by the owners in an attempt to make the rental apartment seem more homely. It felt soft and pleasantly ticklish.
“Before we begin, tell me your safeword,” Max said at last, satisfied with his survey.
Vadim winced, as if annoyed. “Is it really necessary?”
Well that was a surprise. Max had always thought a safeword, slovo in Russian, was essential to every BDSM community. As far as he could tell from weeks of night chatting, there was no exception to this formality in Moscow. Why would Vadim be reluctant to use one?
Max stopped directly in front of him, in his personal space, and let out a slow smile, not exactly threatening but still dangerous. At least he thought so. He’d been practicing it in the mirror for a long, long time. “I’m going to establish some ground rules here,” he said in a low voice. “When I give you an order, you obey me. Instantly. If you don’t, I’ll have to assume you misunderstand your position and think you have some control left. Then I’ll have to correct your flawed reasoning in the most visceral way possible. Is it clear enough?”
“Yes,” Vadim whispered after a small pause.
“Good.” Max unclasped his hands and traced down Vadim’s left cheek and then his throat with a finger. Vadim shivered under the touch. “Show me you can be obedient then. Give me your safeword.”
“Red.” Vadim’s voice hitched when Max brought his thumb across the young man’s smoothly-shaved chin and touched his plush bottom lip.
“That will do,” Max confirmed. A reasonable choice for playing with a stranger, an international safeword code. It was like traffic lights, easy to remember. Red for stop, yellow for a breather. “Ready to begin?”
“I thought we had already,” Vadim murmured cheekily, eyes now closed halfway, shaded by long eyelashes, and lips wantonly parted as Max kept stroking his chin. But he gasped and his eyes fluttered open when Max squeezed it sharply, drawing him in for a quick harsh kiss that vaguely tasted of coffee and cigarettes and then let him go. “Now we have.”

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About the Author
 Katerina Ross lives in Russia and works as a journalist. There are no M/M publishers in her country at all, and thus she wrote a hot and kinky M/M romance in English. It’s set in Moscow, so you’ll get to know the city she lives in.

Come find Katerina on…

…if you’re so inclined

02 November 2016
Hello, Nancy!  Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today!  It’s such a pleasure to chat with you.  So tell me…

Q) How did you dream up the dynamics of your characters?
In And Never Let Her Go, my MC, Erin, is strong and independent and has decided to live alone after realizing something about herself that she feels no man will want. She’s sadly mistaken and learns she has more to give than the broken part of her. Slade is a man racked with guilt because of his love for his late brother’s old girlfriend. He never gives up on her and goes after her after the tragic event of his brother’s suicide. Slade needs to bring her a letter written by his brother after he finds him. He’s a former Marine, which gives him the strength to do this. I love writing intense characters and giving them depth.

Q) Is this book part of a series?  If so, can you tell us about it?
It is but as a standalone set in the same town (Town of Destiny). I write about different couples with intricate situations that’ll have you guessing to the end. I love adding suspense to my stories and getting the reader to turn the pages. I’m currently working on books 3 and 4 concurrently.

Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
And Never Let Her Go is set in my hometown Plainfield and have my characters sit at the outdoor cafés in our downtown. I love to work in the crazy weather we have here in Illinois and have used storms to help my couple along, especially tornadoes.

Q) What gave you the inspiration for your book?
Women or even men who don’t feel they’re good enough inspired this story. People who have deep flaws and conquer them, embracing their so-called brokenness and giving the gifts they do have. Erin and Slade conquer their flaws. The part where it’s an ex-boyfriend’s brother came to me because with old boyfriends, there was always that younger brother who had a crush on me, so wove that into my story, ha!

Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
Not really. I just open my Word document and start writing. I’ve burned candles and cut my nails because I hate typing with nails, but mostly just see my story and get lost. I forget all time and space when I’m in that zone. Just ask my husband and kids!

Q) Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I really don’t plan. A story will just come to me and I write that first scene. I write a soft outline to choose my characters’ names, ages, and backgrounds so I know who they are, but that’s it. The story I’m writing now I honestly feel is writing itself. I’m trying to keep up as fast as I can with the scenes that pour into my mind. I have no idea how it’ll end, but know it’ll be a happy ending and complete without any continuation.

Q) How much real life do you put into or influences your books?
The town is my real hometown, but the characters are fictional. In my recent release, And Never Say Goodbye, it is based on my husband’s job as an organ recovery coordinator. It’s based on his organization and how the process unfolds. He surgically removes the organs, so I needed his help for all the OR portions, so that book has a lot of factual information. There are sad donor stories in there that would happen in real life. Other than that, I think my characters are a mixture of me and people I know.

Q) What are your upcoming projects?
I’m currently working on the 3rd book, And Never Give Up Hope, and the 4th, And Never Close Your Heart, two very emotional stories consistent with my other two books. I like to go for the emotional gut of the reader plus give an intense love story with some suspenseful secrets. I’m hoping to get them published January/February. I believe fans of my Town of Destiny Serieswill be pleased with these new stories and will love my new couples, at least I hope!


Eight years ago, Erin Donahue had it all--her own city apartment, a career in photography, and a man who'd do anything for her. But things change. Fate steps in. Now, living in the small town of Destiny, IL, Erin embraces her new life, free of hurting anyone else. She's all alone, and she likes it like that. Independent, strong...and broken. Until a handsome, divorced rancher drives up her lane and drags her back into a past she wants to forget.

A forbidden crush born long ago...

In Afghanistan, Slade Callahan tucks Erin into his dreams and his heart. Guilt plagues him for wanting her when she isn't his to want. She belongs to his older brother. But when Erin breaks his brother's heart, she never realizes she's breaking two. Honor keeps him from going after her. Discharged from the Marines, Slade moves on with his life and lets her go. Until tragedy strikes. His brother is dead.Found in his car with two to his wife--and one to Erin.

A letter full of hope and secrets...

Erin and Slade come together, fighting a love that won't let go. Tormented by guilt, shame, anger, and the need to forgive, walls slowly crumble. Setting off a firestorm of buried passions, they embrace the truth in the stars. But their journey is only beginning when the letter is read. Decisions must be made. Is Erin strong enough to accept herself and trust in this beautiful love, or will she repeat history with another Callahan man?

Where to find:

And Never Let Her Go Released 6/3/16

Nancy Glynn’s Amazon Page:

01 November 2016
Do you like Bikers?
Badass motorcycle riders with tats and the attitude to go with it?
Then you might like The Forgotten Rebels.  They’re a motorcycle club who requires its members to
do a stint in the military before full membership is given.  In Unbroken (book 1), the President’s sister comes live with the club when her family is gunned down by a psycho stalker. In Wicked Man (book 2), the President, Wick, meets up with his old flame even though she’s still on the run. 

At the end of the book 2, one of the members, Heart, is visiting his aunt when he crashes his bike.  Book 3 is titled Take Aim and Reload.  Heart is taken in by an angel, a beautiful woman named Cherry who nurses him back to health.  Cherry, however, has her own trouble that she’s running from.
Here is a little excerpt from the beginning of Take Aim and Reload:

Cherry banged on the door to her sister’s mechanic shop, fear forcing her to glance over her shoulder to make sure she hadn’t been followed.  Only the chirping of crickets could be heard but that didn’t alleviate her terror.  Again, she pounded on the door and this time she heard the grumble of her sister tromping through the closed shop and relief poured through her.  Church would help her, would know what to do. A second later, the light flicked on as the door abruptly opened.  Her sister, Church, stared at her through eyes identical to her on, in a face that was a mirror copy. 
            “What the fuck, Cherry?” Church demanded, her small frame seemingly able to fill the doorway. 
            “Let me in, Church,” she said, a bit of desperation threading through her voice.  “I’m in trouble.”
            Instantly, her sister’s anger disappeared and she stepped back to allow Cherry entrance.  As she hurried inside, Church closed the door behind her and doused the light.  Even though it was the dead of night, a sliver of moonlight filtered through the windows, allowing them to stare at one another.  Church placed her hands on her hips.
            “What’s going on?”
            Cherry dug through her pocket and pulled out a flash drive.  “I-I got it.”
            Church shrugged.  “Got what?”
            “Proof.  On Cabot Pharmaceuticals.”
            For a moment Church stared at her, the concern melting away to dawning realization.  “You…what?”
            “Remember when I told you that I thought the CEO was being shady?”
            Church nodded warily.
            “I-I broke in tonight.”
            “You did what?”
            “I had to, Church.  I had to ease my concerns.  So I broke into Warren’s office and got into his computer.”
            “Wait, wait, wait.” Church held up her hands.  “You broke into Warren’s office?  You mean your boss, Warren Cabot, the president of the pharmaceutical company?”
            Cherry nodded.
            “Oh my God.  And you hacked your way into his computer-”
            “Actually, I knew the password.”
            “Okay, but you?  You did something illegal?”
            Cherry could understand her sister’s disbelief.  Their entire lives had been shadowed by the fact that they’d been grossly misnamed, with Cherry being the good girl and Church rebelling against every rule.
            “I-I had to do something,” she said.  Silently she cursed her stutter that always manifested whenever she was stressed.  “We’re the biggest pseudoephedrine pharmaceutical company in the mid-west and I-I just knew he was brokering some type of underhanded bad deals.”
            “I’m not quite sure how I feel about this,” Church said, smirking a bit. “This role reversal is kinda freaking me out.”
            “Stop it,” Cherry said sharply.  “I-I didn’t get away scot free.”
            Church’s teasing nature dropped away and she glanced behind Cherry to the door.  “Someone caught you?”
            “The head of security saw me.”
            A myriad of emotions crossed over her sister’s face as the repercussions filtered through her head.  “If he knows you then he knows about me.”
            Cherry nodded.
            “Well, fuck!” Church threw her hands up in the air and turned away.  “God damn it, Cherry, why couldn’t you just keep your fucking nose out of their business?”
            “I-I couldn’t do that and you know why.”  Cherry twisted her fingers together. “They’re selling it to gangs who make meth and in return, they get a kickback from the club.  They’re putting the drugs directly in the hands of kids, Church.  Kids just like Ricky.”
            Church rubbed a hand over her face.  “Yeah.  Alright. You don’t need to talk about him.”
            Cherry laid a hand on her sister’s arm.  “Yes, I do.  We can’t forget about him.”
            Suddenly, a loud explosion erupted through the night.  Glass shattered. Something smashed into the wall next to her head and the next thing Cherry knew, Church yanked her down. 
            “Holy shit!”

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31 October 2016

~ * ~ The Q & A ~ * ~

Q) Can you tell us about your series?
A) Originally The Agency series was supposed to be a bunch of different stories following different peoples’ dealings with paranormal and supernatural activities. But that changed with the writing of the second story. Turns out one character stumbled across what he believed to be a conspiracy theory. The series ended up revolving around him, his friends/co-workers, and their plights in dealing with a scary clown-rabbit looking alien race. Of course, there’s also lots of male-male goodness and love in the air in each book.
Q) Can you give a fun or interesting fact about your book?
A) Abductions are not always about "collecting DNA" or experimenting as many people think. Instead, it's often about creating incredible terror in abductees and harvesting the energy of that terror.(*) Which Zen learns first hand in The Encounter. (*:
Q) What gave you the inspiration for your series?
A) I originally wrote The Encounter for an anthology call where an alpha boss was to be paired with an assistant. When the story was requested to be expanded so it could be published separate from the anthology, I then came up with the series idea I first envisioned, as I stated above.
Q) Do you have any habits that get you in the writing frame of mind?
A) Going for a walk helps to clear my mind, get the blood and thoughts flowing, and give my muse a happy boost. Brainstorming with a close friend of mine who is also a writer; listening to music; finding a quiet place to reflect helps to get me in the right frame of mind as well.
Q) What are your upcoming projects?
A) I’m revamping a story that I’d submitted for an anthology that was out-right rejected. Then I’ll be writing two more stories in that new series. I’m leaning toward self-publishing those. I’ve been poking at a spin off series from The Agency that will be more sci-fi/romance based. In addition, I have several taboo stories to do last edits on, then I’ll format and self-pub those. I also have a bunch of projects under my other pen name, so I’ll probably be focusing my attention there for a while as well.

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Jacey Holbrand believes life and love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share her stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world.
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Story 1
The Encounter

Evan ‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about his past he’s not too keen on answering.
Seth Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.
Will Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?
Be Warned: m/m sex
*** Desire rushed through Seth, clawing at his insides. Zen clutched at him like a drowning man scrambling for purchase on any floating thing to save him from the watery depths. ***
*** Seth had such a great soul. There was still a part of him, though, that felt he didn’t deserve Seth’s attention, love, or understanding. That is, if Seth loves me. ***

Story 2
Breeding Seth

Evan Zenas and Seth Trivos had a tumultuous start to their relationship which has finally mellowed out. But now, something is wrong with Seth. Concerned for his health, Evan convinces his boyfriend, Seth, to see the doctor, and the prognosis is alarming.
Seth is pregnant.
The mystery is how.
Not only is their relationship at stake due to the life altering news so is Seth's life.
Be warned: m/m sex, anal sex, mpreg, public exhibition
*** The thought of Evan’s sturdy body holding and supporting his while they took each other up against the rocks in the heat of the day, the sun beating on their bare bodies, sent his heart fluttering like he was an inexperienced teen. ***
*** So far, the tryst was living up to his fantasy. The sun toasting his skin. The air teasing his body. Completely naked in public with the chance of getting caught. ***

Story 3
Cooper’s Condition

Cooper Hanes has met the love of his life, Doctor Micha Levi, and the chemistry between them is instant and hot. Yet life takes a turn when they go on a fateful trip.
Alien abduction. Experimentation.
Cooper’s left to deal with the greatest challenge of the ordeal.
Being pregnant.
Can their lives and love survive the aftermath of the encounter and the changes that come with Cooper’s condition?
Be warned: m/m sex, anal sex, mpreg, public exhibition. A gay erotic sci-fi story.
*** Micha’s expressions were so flirtatious and seductive, Cooper’s knees weakened for a moment, but he was able to gather his wits in spite of his raging libido causing him to go all moony eyed. ***
*** When the doctor shook his hand, a pinch of electricity bit into Cooper’s palm. The sexual magnetism he felt between them intensified. ***

Story 4
Mason’s Mijos

... He’ll do anything for love.
Mason Diaz is shocked when he sees his two ex-boyfriends, Flynn Grayson and Ryker Gemmings, together and at an alien encounters support group. Old feelings for them resurface when they tell Mason they want a threesome relationship. Eager to rekindle the connections, Mason goes up to Flynn’s house in the mountains for the weekend of a lifetime with the two men.
Abductions. Food play. Secrets and confessions about alien origins and shifting.
It’s not exactly what Mason had expected.
Especially the pregnancies.
Can he continue to love each of them while trying to survive the life changing events and all the revelations the weekend has in store?
Be Warned: MPREG, m/m sex, menage sex (MMM), food play, rimming, double penetration, voyeurism
*** Mason kissed Flynn’s knuckles on one hand then the other. “And I love you. That’s what I decided. Who you are on the inside is what matters. Not where you come from or what you can do. I. Love. You. What can I do to help you with your mission? Find a woman for you to knock up? I’m sure my sister has some friends who’d be interested in you.” ***
*** Mason inwardly sighed. Having their lips meet was like coming home after a long vacation. Flynn hadn’t lost his touch in the art of kissing. He molded into Flynn’s body as if no time had ever passed, each dip and plane remembering how they fit into Flynn’s. ***

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30 October 2016

Let me introduce you to Charlotte Perth... 

Charlotte is all about sass because her job reminds her all too well the limits of human life.  You see, she can talk to ghosts, but her gift is unique. She can only summon murdered souls and interprets the visions they send her.  When she’s hired by a wealthy woman to determine the fate of her great nephew, little does Charlotterealize this is one ghost that refuses to cross over.

Detective Jonas Daire feels Charlotte is a fake, out to swindle money from his rich aunt.  When Charlotte proclaims the nephew is not only dead but has been murdered, Jonas feels especially disgusted at Charlotte’s “profession”.  But when his cousin’s body is discovered in the place that she said it would be, with detailed accounts of how he died, he places her under suspicion. 

Jonas and Charlotte work together to find the killer.  As the two grow closer together, another malevolent force won’t stop until the truth is buried…until Charlotte’s ghostly visions are her own.

This is Book One!

Book Two features the second love of Charlotte's life, Agent Nash McKnight!

Charlotte Perth has been sent to Missouri to find the bodies of three missing women and she’s dragging her injured new boyfriend, Jonas Daire, along for the ride.  Only when she arrives in Rock Ridge does she realize that Agent Nash McKnight has been hired to protect her, and his nearness is driving her absolutely crazy.

As if having to deal with a wacky Southern Belle who’s channeling more than the dearly departed, the local sheriff who’s convinced she’s the murderer, and an underground sex club wasn’t challenging enough.  Now she’s got to worry about her unwanted attraction to Nash as they go undercover to ferret out a killer.

Charlottedoesn’t want to betray Jonas, but she’s not quite sure how to squash her feelings for Nash.  And just when she thought she might have it all figured out, a secret she uncovers is enough to put her on the murderer’s high priority list.

Book Three brings them all together in one wacky menage relationship!

Leaving the troubling dilemma of loving two men behind, Charlotte Perth heads home to California.  The last time she was there she’d just come back from the dead with the gift of being clairvoyant.  Now, another young swimmer has drowned and Charlotte realizes it’s another victim…one that might not have been if she’d only told the truth twelve years earlier.

She doesn’t count on Jonas and Nash following her, ready to hammer out the details of being in a ménage relationship.  Both love her so they’re willing to share, as long as they don’t kill each other first.  Only now they have to convince stubborn Charlotte they can make the unusual relationship work.

Before she can possibly think of the future, however, she’s got a murder to solve while not falling victim twice to the same killer…one who’s waited a very long time for Charlotteto come home.


24 September 2016

Coming September 28th from Evernight Publishing!

Caroline Grace has been invited by her best friend, Aldy, to New York City.  Needing a vacation because her marriage is almost finished, she jumps at the chance to relax and perhaps take the advice of her friend for a no-strings weekend fling.  Feeling too restless to sleep, she is down in the hotel bar when a drunk patron tries to pick her up.  Feeling disgusted, she leaves, only to be accosted by him.  She is saved by the very handsome Wren Calder, Aldy’s boss, who seems to immediately recognize what makes her tick.

Caroline is immediately swept off her feet by the powerful attraction she feels toward him.  She doesn’t hesitate to indulge in a one night stand, but Wren has other ideas.  He proposes a no strings weekend fling and Caroline decides it’s just what she needs to get over her divorce.  Wren slowly frees her inhibitions, opening her to a sexuality Caroline has long denied herself.    

Overshadowed by the mistake she made in the past, Caroline leaves at the end of the weekend vowing to forget him. But she soon comes to the conclusion that getting over Wren is going to be a little more difficult than she thought, because she realizes just how much she’s fallen in love.   


I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers.  I try to write characters who aren't cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box.  I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things.  I’ve lived in France, travelled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  I am a mom to an amazing little boy.  I’ve walked a red carpet event and visited the USS Voyager. I hate washing dishes but I love cooking. I hate washing clothes but I love wearing them. Writing my bio is difficult because I never know what to say so I hope you like this one.  My favorite color is red but I look best in black (it’s slimming).  I hate people who don't pick up their dog's crap in public places, people who don’t use turn signals, and I really hate people who are rude and condescending. I especially hate discrimination in all and every form.  And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, whom I’ve named Ruby.  I love to hear from readers so I’ve made it really easy to find me on the web: 

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20 September 2016
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I put out fires for a living. I'm damn good at it too. I'm known for my bravery, courage and daredevil stunts. Oh yeah, and the way I use my hose.

Firemen are celebrities in this town. My father, my brothers and all my cousins have put their lives on the line for the people of Brooklyn, NY. I've been in calendars and on TV. I have my pick of any woman I want. Anytime, anywhere. All I have to do is snap my fingers.

But Kennedy Stewart is the one that got away.

A shy girl from strict religious family, we had a hotter than hell fling. I was auctioned off for charity and her friends won me for her as a joke. A shy virgin should've been easy pickings for me. But I was the one who got swept off his feet.

We had a few weeks of bliss, even if we had to sneak around. I even said the 'L' word. The next thing I know she's visiting relatives and won't answer my calls. I swore off women – especially her. But she took a little surprise with her.

My baby.

Now she's back in the little bundle of joy bears a startling resemblance to yours truly. I can't be fooled and I can't be denied. I want what's mine.


"Holy shit..."
I turned to see what Lowe was looking at and my jaw dropped. She was here. In the bar.
Kennedy was here.
But she... didn't look like Kennedy.
Gone was the innocent little beauty I'd fallen for, and then lost. This girl was confident. Wild. She oozed sex. From the corset top she wore to the frayed denim miniskirt and high heeled booties. Her hair was blown out and luxurious, like she was in a shampoo commercial. Her pouty lips were shiny and red. Her stunning eyes were lined with something dark and smokey.
She was hot. She was sex on wheels. And she was already getting way too much attention.
Her cousin Jamie smirked at me. I knew that she'd done this to spite me. To torture me.
To get even with me for being a damn jackass.
And it was working.
I growled and slammed my drink down. I strode across the bar and grabbed Kennedy's arm. Then I dragged her right back outside.
"What the hell do you think you are doing?"
She squeaked as I released her. I stood there, panting as she looked at me in shock.
"Drew... I didn't know you would be here."
"Like hell you didn't!"
"Jamie said I needed to get out. So, we're out."
"Go home, Kennedy! I don't want you here!"
Her gorgeous eyes blinked at me. Then she blinked again. I stared at the solitary tear that rolled down her cheek.
I ran my hands through my hair.
"Kennedy... shit, I'm sorry. I didn't mean that."
She pulled her purse tight over her shoulder and shook her head.
"No, it's fine. I should have realized Jamie was up to something. We'll just... I'll go somewhere else."
I stared at her, my jaw clenching.
"You should go home. You're going to start a damn riot! Why are you dressed like that? What are you trying to do to me?"
She squared her shoulders and tossed her hair over her shoulder.
"Nothing. I'm leaving. Like you said. Tell- tell Jamie I'll see her at PJ's."
"PJ's! Hell, no you are not going to PJ's alone!"
She gave me a cold look.
"I don't see that it's any of your concern. I have a sitter. I'm an adult. I can go anywhere I damn please!"
I snarled at her, taking a step towards her.
"No, you can't."
"Yes. I can."
She was trying to sound tough but she took a step backwards.  I followed her until her back was against the wall. She gave me a nervous look. Good.
She should be nervous.
"No. You can't."
I was inches away from her. I could practically taste her lips. She always reminded me of strawberries and cream. I wanted to see if she still tasted like that.
I wanted to see if the fire was still burning between us.
That was a lie.
I knew it was.
Even after everything she'd done, I could not resist her. I'd tried to stay away. And I'd failed.

28 June 2016
What is your secret fantasy? That one thing you dream of doing but have never had the chance to fulfill in real life… Thirteen writers present sexy, steamy stories of women getting the chance to live out their personal fantasies. What’s yours? Whether it’s several lovers at the same time for a pulse-pounding ménage scene or the allure of getting caught in public, these stories will set your mind ablaze. From voyeurism in a sex club to swinging, cuckolding to cosplay, SURPRISING MYSELF brings you stories from thirteen hot new writers to watch out for and just might make you think about fulfilling your own wildest fantasy.  



Lorna, a young American reporter, travels to a port town in France to cover a yacht race. She hopes she’ll be able to experience her wildest fantasy on the beach – sex in public. Due to getting on the wrong train, she has an argument with the controller, who she finds both immensely sexy and annoyingly arrogant.

When he brings her to the engine, pretending to restrain her but instead getting intimate with her, she sees the opportunity to live out her fantasy…



If lucky, I might even meet a handsome Frenchman with whom to spend Saturday night. I’m single, have been for the past few months, and at twenty-three, the lack of sex for such a long time is driving me half-nuts. An interlude with a local hotness on one of the warm beaches of Sables sounds like an irresistible idea. Yes, a beach, or any other public place. The eBook I’m reading features a heroine getting the fuck of her life in an open park at night against a tree in full view of passersby. I want that kind of excitement, too. The three boyfriends I’ve had in the past few years were good in bed but not daring enough. I yearn for someone to do something crazy and a little forbidden with me, in public visibility. Surely, that hint of dangerousness, the possibility of being caught by the authorities, should increase the sexual experience—and our orgasms—tenfold.

For now, I’ll have to do with checking out the cute Maghrebian controller while waiting for him to examine my ticket. Row after row, he walks the narrow aisle toward me, distributing polite smiles to the passengers and answering questions. Tall and broad-shouldered, he has the looks and build of a soccer player. A black tribal tattoo appears below the short sleeve of his purple shirt and travels down his sun-kissed, muscular forearm. Beneath his gray cap, he sports a short buzz cut, and two or three days’ worth of black beard stubble covers his cheeks and chin, just enough to make him…oh, God, immensely sexy. With full lips, a strong nose, and black olive-shaped eyes, he’s a gem of North Africa, an exotic, roughly polished jewel. He would definitely fit in my fuck-on-the-beach fantasy.

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Lea Bronsen

 I like my reads hot, fast, and edgy, and strive to give my own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with my debut novel Wild Hearted, I divide my writing time between psychological thriller, suspense romance, and erotic contemporary romance. I love to hear from my readers! Write to or meet me on: Website / Lea's Crazy Nights Blog / Facebook profile / Facebook page / Twitter / Amazon  
23 June 2016
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Title: Go Big
Author: Joanna Blake
Cover Model: Chase Ketron
Cover Designer: LJ Anderson of Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: June 21, 2016




That’s how I live and how I play. With baseball, with women… I’m always the biggest player on the field. I grew up poor. Dirt poor. The oldest of six kids, I learned early that a fist or a smile could get me out of almost any sticky situation. My swing is what got me out of the sticks for good. Now I'm in the spotlight, playing in the big leagues, and the club's owner wants me to be the club's spokesperson. I just need to deal with the bossy woman who runs the show. His daughter. Camille Rivers is the heir to the richest man in America. She's the most stubborn woman I’ve met in my life. With all her wealth and manners, you would think she'd be a little nicer to her daddy's star player. Spoiled and prissy, daddy's little princess is everything I should stay away from. The problem is, I just can't keep my hands off her. I think she's playing hard to get because she likes me. She thinks it's because I'm a horse’s rear end. Either way, she doesn't complain too much when I'm kissing her. She’s used to getting what she wants. Then again, so am I. And I want her. *Go Big is a stand alone romance novel with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating! This edition contains bonus materials with brand new exclusive epilogues for a limited time only!*    
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I bounced on the balls of my feet, waiting for the next lob. I had the tennis machine set on random so I wouldn't always know when to expect the next ball. Otherwise it was too easy. I didn't like easy. I liked to be challenged. And I liked to win. I swung hard, hitting the ball to just inside the baseline of our private court. I grinned, waiting for the next ball. Then I did it again, with expert precision. I still took lessons from the club's tennis pro now and then, but now it was just to keep my edge. Besides, he said I could give him lessons at this point. "Need some help with that?" I turned sharply at the sound of his voice. Cade Dupree. The damn man had been haunting my dreams all week and now he was here. I glared at him, ready to tell him to go to hell. "Look out!" I jumped out of the way just as the ball came careening towards me. I watched as Cade walked to the other side of the court and turned the machine off, rubbing my neck with a clean towel. He came back over and leaned against the fence, looking supremely relaxed. "Mr. Dupree." "Ms. Rivers." He was staring at me with unconcealed lust. "Damn girl you look good in that short skirt." "It's a tennis dress." He grinned at me stupidly. "I like it." Something about the way he was looking at me annoyed me, but didn't offend me the way that it normally would have. He wasn't looking at me like a piece of meat exactly. It was more like I was a ten course meal and he was a starving man. I did want to smack him though. "May I help you with something? Or do you always sneak around, interrupting hapless women who are trying to play tennis?" He gave me a hurt look. I snorted. I didn't buy it for a second. "Your father invited me to dinner. " I smiled sweetly. "He has a thing for strays." I wiped down my racket and slid it into its case. "But I don't." "I'm real sorry to hear that ma'am." I rolled my eyes, scooping up my bag. "Since you are obviously lost, I will show you the way." "I'm not lost." He wiggled his eyebrows at me. He was so ridiculous I almost laughed, but I didn't want to encourage him. "Darlin' I have been found." Now that did make me laugh. I couldn't help it. I smothered it quickly, forcing myself to give him a dirty look. He just chuckled and followed me to the house. Just when I thought he couldn't get any more annoying he managed to do just that. Cade Dupree was whistling.  
    Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them. She's thrilled to be collaborating with Pincushion Press on her new series! Come along for the ride! XoX, Joanna
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