Jul 01

*New Release* Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster

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You asked for naughtier lovers, with the same fierce loyalty as The Bradens – Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action—and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man—until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction—no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting—the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Dylan (releasing Dec 21st pre-order available)
Carson (coming soon)
Brett (coming soon)

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Jun 30

*New Release* His Assurance by Thia Finn

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Series: Assured Distraction, #3

Author: Thia Finn

Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance

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One hot sizzling night with a beautiful woman in Paris! That’s what Gunner Wallace, Assured Distractions’ drummer, wants to recreate when he finally sees her again in Austin, TX. He plans to pick up exactly where they left off since he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about that night.

Take your sister and friends to Austin to a music festival! That’s Lola’s mother’s idea for celebrating Journey’s twenty-first birthday. Now Lola’s stuck babysitting five wild college girls for a week in Austin. The only perk, the hot drummer Gunner Wallace. Lola never forgot the night they spent together while he was on tour. Now what did she tell him while they were together? If only she could remember.

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I wrapped around her allowing the perfect tits to scrape lightly up and down my pecs. The warm water added another layer of sensation as the pink tips pebbled. Under the moonlight, they looked like heaven slightly bobbing in the water against my chest. I backed off enough to take one of the stiff peaks in my mouth tonguing and sucking it until I felt her move against my waist, trying to cause more friction where she needed it.

“We need to move this party of two so I can touch bottom. I want to be able to get to all of you.” I maneuvered our warm, wet bodies up the slope.She still had to bounce a little on her tiptoes, keeping her a little off-balance. I liked it because it gave me more control. I put her hands beside her head on the coping, so she held herself above the water.

“Hold on, MaCheri.”

I went under water and found the low riding shorts that had been driving me crazy all day. When she moved the right way, a little strip of tanned skin peeked out to tease me. I couldn’t resist nipping around her navel ring that slightly dangled as I unbuttoned the offenders and slid those tiny panties off at the same time. Lightly sliding my index finger over her bare lips without breaking the seam, I heard her give a little gasp at the tender touch. Between the friction from before and those sexy noises she made, my dick was standing at full attention, waiting his turn.

I replaced my finger with my tongueand broke the surface of the water as I ran my tongue up her midline from pussy to chin. The scorching look she gifted me with made him harden even more. Damn, I needed this girl and her sweet pussy.

I stood and looked down at her. “Damn Lola, you are so beautiful.”

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Chandler Chatam, fresh out of Juilliard, finds herself temporarily playing with four hot rockers of Assured Distraction, an up-and-coming band, out on their first big tour. She’s lead a sheltered life of luxury and is determined to make the most of this tour as part of the band until her world is suddenly turned upside down. Then more life-shattering news alters the course she’s set for herself.

Meeting Chandler at her audition for a temporary spot in Assured Distraction, lead singer Keeton MacDonald flashes a panty-dropping smile knowing that a woman is sure to wreak havoc on the bus for this bunch of guys looking to enjoy the perks of life on the road as the rock stars they are.
Assured Distraction’s tour is the beginning of a raucous journey for them all that leads to fun days, exciting concerts, and hot nights.

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Assured Distraction is headed to Europe as the opening band for Ryder Steel and it’s going to be epic!

Being on tour is amazing for this hot new alternative band, but it’s not so great for relationships as Ryan lead guitarist for the band soon finds out.

Ryan has been working hard to make it big but his girlfriend wants 2.5 kids.

He wants his band to be on top.

Peri has finally landed her dream job as tour manager of Assured Distraction, life has never been better.
When she heads out on tour with the band she isn’t looking for love, but when love literally falls into her hotel room she embraces it.

With love though comes complications that she must weave her way around or give it up.

But Peri has never been a quitter, and this time is no exception.

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1.  I spend my free time riding ATVs in mud, sand, beach, trails, and rocks.

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3.  I vacation at least once every year at an island in the Caribbean.

4.  I wrote my first book at seventeen but didn’t publish a book until I was fifty something.

5.  I have only lived in two homes in my forty years of marriage.

6.  I taught sixth through eighth grade for 34 years.

7.  I think some of my family (and maybe a few friends) have disowned me for the books I’ve written.

8.  I’ve captain and crewed a Hobie catamaran in the lakes, rivers, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.

9.  I got married at eighteen, then got a BA and MA and had children.

10. I’ve had the same best friend since I was eight.

 

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Growing up in small town Texas, Thia Finn discovered life outside of it by attending The University of Texas, only to return home and marry her high school sweetheart. They raised two successful and beautiful daughters while she taught middle school Language Arts and eventually became a middle school librarian. After thirty-four years, she retired to do her favorite things, like travel, spend time off-roading with family and friends, hanging out at the Frio River, reading, and writing.

She currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her husband and the boss, Titan, the Chihuahua. She can often be found stalking on social media, watching Outlanders, Vikings or Game of Thrones to name a few on Netflix.

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*Cover Reveal* His Assurance by Thia Finn

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Title: His Assurance

Series: Assured Distraction, #3

Author: Thia Finn

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Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance

Release Date: June 30th

 

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One hot sizzling night with a beautiful woman in Paris! That’s what Gunner Wallace, Assured Distractions’ drummer, wants to recreate when he finally sees her again in Austin, TX. He plans to pick up exactly where they left off since he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about that night.

Take your sister and friends to Austin to a music festival! That’s Lola’s mother’s idea for celebrating Journey’s twenty-first birthday. Now Lola’s stuck babysitting five wild college girls for a week in Austin. The only perk, the hot drummer Gunner Wallace. Lola never forgot the night they spent together while he was on tour. Now what did she tell him while they were together? If only she could remember.

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Chandler Chatam, fresh out of Juilliard, finds herself temporarily playing with four hot rockers of Assured Distraction, an up-and-coming band, out on their first big tour. She’s lead a sheltered life of luxury and is determined to make the most of this tour as part of the band until her world is suddenly turned upside down. Then more life-shattering news alters the course she’s set for herself.

Meeting Chandler at her audition for a temporary spot in Assured Distraction, lead singer Keeton MacDonald flashes a panty-dropping smile knowing that a woman is sure to wreak havoc on the bus for this bunch of guys looking to enjoy the perks of life on the road as the rock stars they are.
Assured Distraction’s tour is the beginning of a raucous journey for them all that leads to fun days, exciting concerts, and hot nights.

Not just a life on the bus story, but a story about living messy lives in the real world.

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Assured Distraction is headed to Europe as the opening band for Ryder Steel and it’s going to be epic!

Being on tour is amazing for this hot new alternative band, but it’s not so great for relationships as Ryan lead guitarist for the band soon finds out.

Ryan has been working hard to make it big but his girlfriend wants 2.5 kids.

He wants his band to be on top.

Peri has finally landed her dream job as tour manager of Assured Distraction, life has never been better.
When she heads out on tour with the band she isn’t looking for love, but when love literally falls into her hotel room she embraces it.

With love though comes complications that she must weave her way around or give it up.

But Peri has never been a quitter, and this time is no exception.

Follow Assured Distraction’s European tour that promises adrenaline pumping concerts and hot sexy nights.

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Growing up in small town Texas, Thia Finn discovered life outside of it by attending The University of Texas, only to return home and marry her high school sweetheart. They raised two successful and beautiful daughters while she taught middle school Language Arts and eventually became a middle school librarian. After thirty-four years, she retired to do her favorite things, like travel, spend time off-roading with family and friends, hanging out at the Frio River, reading, and writing.

She currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her husband and the boss, Titan, the Chihuahua. She can often be found stalking on social media, watching Outlanders, Vikings or Game of Thrones to name a few on Netflix.

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Jun 20

*New Release and Review* Unbreak My Heart by Lorelei James

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The right love is worth the wait.

Sierra
Seven years have passed since I fell for Boone West. The brooding bad boy. We were friends, even when I secretly wanted more, but I settled for what he offered. After he left Wyoming–and me–I grew up. Moved on. Or so I believed until he blew back into my life with the scorching force of an Arizona desert wind.

I’m not that innocent sixteen-year-old girl anymore–I’m a businesswoman who swore never to settle again. But this older, wiser, hotter version of Boone unsettles me. How am I supposed to resist his megawatt smile and his built-army-strong body? Especially when he’s inserting himself into every aspect of my life? Now he’s determined to prove he can offer me everything that he couldn’t before–and he’s the only man that can fix the heart that he broke.

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Joining the army? Best decision I ever made. Even though it meant I had to leave her behind. Sierra McKay. The wide-eyed beauty, who saw more in me than I saw in myself. I didn’t dare offer her anything more than friendship, because one kiss, one touch and I wouldn’t have had the guts to go.

I’ve worked hard to become the man I am. I have a career. A purpose. After a chance encounter with the one woman I never forgot–I’m not leaving anything else to chance. Now that I’ve chased her across three states, I’m ready to demonstrate that the passion we couldn’t act on before burns hotter than ever between us. And I’ll use every weapon in my arsenal to show Sierra McKay that she’s always been mine.

NOTE: This is the first book in a spinoff New Adult series! No need to read the books in the Rough Riders series to enjoy it!

 

Review“ARC provided by the author, but that has not influenced my review”

I’m not even sure where to start with my review of Unbreak My Heart. I have so many emotions and thoughts running through my head right now, it’s going to be almost impossible to express them all.

We originally meet Boone and Sierra when he was 18 and she was 16 in Gone Country, part of the Rough Riders series. At that point in time Boone was a bit lost and Sierra was a spoiled rotten 16 yr old girl, not the ideal start to any relationship. They both had a lot of growing up to do. 7 years later, they are reunited and this is their story. You DO NOT need to read that story to understand this one, Lorelei does a fantastic job of sharing flashbacks of their lives so you know exactly what transpired.

Sierra grows up to be a successful business person following in her father’s footsteps while remaining the spitfire of a woman she was at 16. She is simply a better version of herself. She is incredibly intelligent and sweet but still has her McKay fire. Lorelei has shown the struggles of a young woman in the business world and how Sierra struggles every day to prove herself to those around her.

Boone, without giving too much away, chose the perfect career path for himself. He has matured and grown into an insanely attractive man with enough drool worthy qualities to make any woman swoon. He is very successful in his career and I love that Lorelei choose a career where he is the minority and still managed to make him alpha to the core. He also suffers from a slight disability and Lorelei manages to show that even with a disability you can still accomplish greatness.

And the secondary characters *snort* It was so amazing to see the McKay-kateers (Anton, Hayden, and Kylar) as college age kids. They have turned into an amazing bunch of young men that I am am hoping to get to read about one day. There were also some other secondary characters, Lu, Sierra’s roommate, who will have you laughing so hard you’ll struggle to breath and Raj, Boone’s Army buddy as well as Mase, a cousin to Kyler. All of the secondary characters add to the story and give it dept and personality. Once again, I feel like I could head down to Phoenix and meet up with these people at the local bar to hang out. I an thrilled to meet the next generation of McKays and see where their lives have taken them. I hope to see more of them pop up in future books.

I would have to say the the way that Lorelei wrote their story is exactly as I would have imagined it being. The story sucked me in from the first page and refused to release it’s grip until the last page. I HAD to know what happened. From the first encounter (which cracked me up) to the last, Boone and Sierra’s tale was exciting, funny, sexy, and panty melting.

Definitely a MUST READ story of second chances, sacrifice, friendship, and love. I cannot wait for more. Very well done Lorelei, very well done <3

 

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Jun 16

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*New Release* Bad Beats by CL Riley

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He’s a household name. Posters of his tattooed body are plastered across bedroom walls from San Francisco to Singapore. Women want to be with him. Men want to be him. He’s brash, bold, and bossy as hell, and he is about to become my employer and my step-brother, which wouldn’t be so bad; except …

He’s already been my lover.

Hot Scoop Magazine’s Sexiest Performer Alive, Sean ‘Shag’ Steal, is the front-man for Crude Element, the hottest band on the scene. With every song he pens, blazing up the charts, he’s got the world at his feet.

Attempting to change his public image as a kinky, womanizing pig, hasn’t stopped his wayward ways. I should know.

He played me his music. He played with my body. And he played with my heart, leaving it tattered in tiny painful pieces, nearly broken beyond repair.

I was finally putting the pieces back together, when his mother and my father decide to blindside us. They’re getting married!

Could things get any worse? The answer to that question is a resounding yes.

Pushed by my dad to replace Shag’s former PA, I find myself working for the one man who lives to torment me. He won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and he always gets what he wants. This time he wants me back in his bed, at least until our parents say, ‘I do.’ I have to resist. There is no way I can handle another heartbreak.

If only he hadn’t earned his silly nickname because of his ‘shagging’ skills, resisting would be so much easier.

Warning: This book is for mature audiences and contains sexual situations, language, and subject matters some readers may find offensive. If you like dark, damaged bad boys, you’re in the right place.

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The lights on the small stage explode to life, revealing the band. I don’t waste a second looking at anyone but Shag. He’s all I see, bathed in a blue spotlight and looking like the rock god he’s been referred to so often.

“Welcome winners!” he yells, as if he’s on massive stage, in a stadium of thousands, not a room with three hundred people.

The audience cheers their approval.

“Let’s fucking rock this ship right out of the water!”

And they do.

For the next hour, Shag and his band weave a web of musical madness that’s impossible to resist. Shag’s the spider, luring us in with his dark and dangerous persona. He’s an impeccable front-man, giving the audience everything they could possibly want and then some.

More than once his smoldering gaze finds mine and he grins. Another time he winks. There is no hiding his interest. Shag Steal may be entertaining everyone else, but he’s enticing me with a personal performance that has my heart racing and my panties damp.

Just so you know, I’ve read more than a few romance novels where the heroine refers to her wet panties. I always discarded the over-used reference as an exaggeration specific to the genre.

Now I know the books were right and I was wrong. Damp panties are real, and I’m wearing them.

I’m also positive I am not the only one in desperate need of a cold shower, especially with Shag looking like he does. His bare chest and six-pack glisten with sweat, drawing my gaze to his body-hugging leathers, a different pair than he wore during the Portland concert. They lace up the front, reminiscent of David Lee Roth’s signature eighties style.

But what makes the pants so hot is the way Shag fills them. He’s packing some serious size beneath those laces. The drool-worthy bulge is even bigger than I remember from that first, hometown show. Considering at this venue his crotch is just a few feet from my face, it’s no wonder he seems larger than life.

Two songs ago, he tossed me his t-Shirt, and I’m clinging to the sweaty garment like it’s my life preserver. Every few seconds, his uniquely male scent drifts up from the shirt, adding to my desire. It takes all my self-control to resist the insane urge to bury my nose in the cool cotton.

Robin isn’t helping matters. She keeps passing me straight shots. I don’t do straight shots. At least I didn’t use to.

Because of those shots, I’ve surpassed the tipsy phase, something that’s happened more in the past week than in the last year. The night we used our gift cards to shop for the cruise, I was buzzed. By the pool today, I was feeling no pain. And now…now I’m ready to seduce Shag and worry about the emotional price tag tomorrow.

So much for my stance on limiting any self-indulgent behavior…I’m failing miserably in that regard and can’t make myself care. What I do care about is the man who owns the stage and perhaps even a tiny piece of me.

His next words lodge in my heart, like an arrow from Cupid’s bow, sending a surge of heat spiraling through me. I lean into Robin, and she nudges me, a mischievous glint in her eyes.

“I’d like to play you a song I wrote while most of you were enjoying a kick ass meal. My band doesn’t know about it yet, and I don’t have a title. I hope you’re cool with an acoustic version of what I believe is a future hit. Did I mention I’m turning into a certified cat lover?”

Robin pokes me. “Cat lover, huh? Whatever could he mean?”

I take the shot glass from her and throw back my head, letting the bitter liquid burn a fiery trail down my throat. “Maybe he likes felines,” I tease back.

She raises her brow and I stick out my tongue.

Someone from Shag’s crew brings him a stool and hands over a guitar, putting an end to our banter.

The room quiets and chairs shuffle as people sit. Robin pulls me down with her, giving my thigh a pat. I sink into the cushions, keeping my gaze trained on Shag. He adjusts the instrument, his expression thoughtful.

After what feels like forever, he looks up and shoots us his trademark smirk. It doesn’t matter that he’s about to premiere a song he wrote while I was napping and everyone else was eating, he appears cool and utterly confident.

He fixes his gaze on me and strums his fingers across the guitar’s strings, launching into a soulful rock ballad that makes my arm hairs stand up and take notice. Goosebumps trail over my skin and I’m immediately lost in the lyrics.

The song is about a man longing for a woman so bad it hurts. He refers to the woman as Cat and makes use of several clever word plays to insert some petting and purring references into the story. Rather than being cheesy, the cat contrasts add a hint of humor to an otherwise serious song of seduction and bring a unique twist to a tale about a tormented man desperate for a torrid affair with a woman he should leave alone.

Mentions of emerald eyes and a red halo of hair…his very own Tabby Cat, eliminate any mystery about who he’s longing for.

He. Wants. Me.

He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s going to get me.

Tonight.

Just the thought of us together sends a coil of heat through my core. I shift, trying to relieve the pressure and refocus my attention on the lyrics not the ache between my legs.

The verse that touches me most describes how the woman he wants is out of his league and explains he is no good for her, and then goes on to clarify that in the end he will corrupt her, destroying her innocence.

Had the lyrics been lacking, it wouldn’t have mattered, because Shag’s voice is intoxicating, like the finest wine, aged to perfection. It wraps around me like a lush fur blanket, caressing my soul and making me realize how much I want to be corrupted, as long as it’s Shag doing the corrupting.

The man has far more going for him than simple charisma and charm, and he’s not just talented, he’s undeniably gifted. He shines brighter than any star and easily makes the sun pale in comparison to the energy that emanates from him. As for sex appeal, he has it in spades, no one could ever question his shameless sensuality, but it’s more than that.

I’ve seen sexy, talented men before but none who have affected me the way Shag Steal is affecting me now. I feel like I’m the only woman in the world who can satisfy his insatiable appetite, and I’m convinced he alone is the one man who can quench my thirst. It’s as if I’ve been wandering in the desert and he’s the oasis, a place of refuge and release.

There is no denying that whatever this thing is between us has me spellbound. I can’t explain it and I don’t want to. The mystery adds to the magic, making me tremble all over. If I sit here another second, I’m afraid I’ll melt. Robin will have to scrape me off the floor.

Not sure how to handle the tsunami of sensations, I bolt from the loveseat, desperate to find a safe harbor where I can compose myself in the midst of the storm.

The women’s restroom is the closest sanctuary I can think of. So I make a beeline through the audience, trying not to step on any feet along the way. Sadly, I’m not successful. I stumble, and someone, thank God, keeps me from a face plant.

Mumbling an apology, I keep moving, determined to escape what now feels like a room full of vultures eager to pick me to pieces.

When I finally enter the hallway that leads to the bathrooms, my legs turn to JELL-O. Slumping against the wall, I struggle to stay upright.

Rough hands grab my shoulders and I’m yanked against a hard body. At first I think its Shag, but the smell is all wrong. After spending time practically snorting his shirt, I’m confident in my ability to recognize his scent.

This man smells like whisky and musk, a combination that turns my stomach.

“Where are you running off to? We’ve got unfinished business.”

“What…?” My mind is foggy and doesn’t compute his comment, thanks to all the shots.

“Poolside, this morning. Your friend chased me off before I could tell you how much I like women like you.”

Placing my palms against his chest, I push. “Women like me?”

“Full-figured, sexy, and trying to pretend like they don’t want it.”

The fog clears just enough for me to process his words, and I’m pissed. I know I should be afraid, considering he has me pinned against a wall, but instead I’m seeing red. This asshole just called me fat and accused me of cock-blocking.

I do what any insulted woman would, knee him in the groin.

Only problem, I miss. Now he’s angry and running his mouth.

“You little bitch. You think that rock-star likes you. Please. You should feel lucky I want to fuck you.”

This time, I stomp on his foot. I don’t miss and he yelps, releasing me.

Before I can think to move, Omar, Shag’s security guard, the one who walked me to my first ever meal onboard, is between me and Mr. Stalker, shoving him back.

A second later, a shirtless blur appears.

My vision is tunneling and I’m not sure what’s happening. I think the blur is Shag, which makes no sense since I still hear music. Closing my eyes, I try to fight the dizziness that I suspect is a result of the booze. I’ve lost count of how many shots I swallowed down.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to throw up.

Yep. I am.

Unable to stop the inevitable, I bow over and spew out the cause of my distress.

With my stomach empty, I slide down the wall and land on my ass, right before the world goes dark.

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 Interview

About C.L. Riley’s ‘Backstage/Groupie Days’

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 When was the first time you went backstage? What band was it?

The first time I went backstage was in 1979. I was fourteen. I know. I know. I lied about my age a lot and looked way older. The concert was in Portland, OR, at the Paramount Theatre. The band was The Cars.

Who was your first rock-star crush? Did you ever meet that person?

My first crush was Paul Stanley, from KISS; I was just 10 when I plastered my walls with KISS posters. My first rock album was KISS Alive. And yes, I did meet Paul Stanley and KISS. It was during the timeframe when they had stopped wearing their makeup…bummer.

Did you know anyone before they were famous?

When I was around fifteen, Courtney Love lived in Portland, OR, and hung out with our ‘group.’ We went to some concerts together, danced at the same underage clubs, and in all honestly, I was annoyed with her because I felt like she’d ‘stolen’ my best friend, Robin. I named one of my characters in Bad Beats after Robin. I have not remained close with Courtney though we have communicated a couple of times in recent years. She is a very fascinating person.

Who were your favorite bands to ‘party’ with?

That’s a hard question. So many of the guys were a blast. I’ll tell you who I couldn’t stand: Van Halen. They treated women like dogs. I loved Def Leppard and AC/DC. Even rode back to the hotel party in AC/DC’s limo. Limo rides were a big deal back then, especially when you’re with the band. One time, I had all of Night Ranger piled in my tiny car! I drove Rick Savage from Def Leppard back to the hotel…I didn’t go home until morning. Wink. Wink.

What kinds of memorabilia did you collect while hanging out with the bands?

Of course, things like guitar picks and drumsticks, t-shirts etc. I had a really cool robe from China that I got from Chris Glenn (Bass Player, MSG) and a pair of brown socks from Michael Schenker (Lead Guitar, MSG). I have numerous Do Not Disturb door-hangers from hotels and coasters from bars. Yes, I had fake ID. It was the Eighties! I have a great selection of autographs, including Roger Daltrey from The Who.

Was there a group you wanted to meet but never had the chance?

A couple. The biggie was The Rolling Stones. I saw them in concert, in 1982, at the Seattle Kingdome, but went with a guy to the show. I liked this guy a lot, and he was my Mick Jagger substitute, but I regret never meeting the real Mick Jagger. I never saw Led Zepplin or Pink Floyd either.

Best Rock-Star kiss?

Another tough question…really tough. Jake E Lee (Lead Guitar, Ozzy Osbourne), Doc Neesen (Lead Singer, Angel City), Neil Murray (Bass, White Snake), Brian Johnson (Lead Singer, AC/DC)

 about the author

 C.L.

C.L. Riley is an author with four books to her credit…under a different name. A name she intends to keep top secret. (If you know the “real” C.L., keep it hush-hush, please!) And no, she’s not some huge, blockbuster author with a seven figure income, though she’d be all right with that.
She loves to read almost anything, but has a major soft spot for broken, bad boy, alpha males, and has found a new love for MC (biker) romances. She enjoys reading and writing romance, dark fantasy, erotic suspense, paranormal, urban fantasy, new adult… Whoa! Let’s slow it down! Clearly, she is fond of reading and writing an array of diverse stories.
She lives in Oregon with her son, just home from college, her teenage daughter, and several furry friends. Her sense of humor is at times a bit over the top, and she’s not one to keep her thoughts to herself. She’s been called, warm, encouraging, and zany…amongst other things.
Her readers mean the world to her, and she welcomes friendly dialogue and hopes you will connect with her on social media. 

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Jun 15

Interview with Kathleen Rowland

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Tell us a little about yourself

Thank you for inviting me here! I’m Kathleen Rowland, and I write high-stakes suspense with a sizzling-hot love story sure to melt readers’ hearts.  I used to write computer programs but now write novels.   Daughter of a psychiatrist, I grew up in Iowa where I caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced a small sailboat.  Now I wear flip-flops and sail with my husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wish there were lightning bugs in California.  While proud of our five children who’ve flown the coop, I appreciate the luxury of time to write—and now it’s the sequel to Deadly Alliance for Tirgearr Publishing. I can be found all over:

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Tell us about your current release, Deadly Alliance

This book features ISIS. I have a personal connection to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers.  I knew a woman who jumped and keep her dear to my heart. In an attempt at modesty, she held her skirt. While Deadly Alliance was still in the edit stage, the attack on Paris was going on. Terrorists had an active drug trafficking ring, and this news fit with the research I’d completed for the book. Although our Muslim communities condemn the Islamic radicals, that group rules large areas. ISIS rejects peace and hungers for genocide. Deadly Alliance features a fictitious fundraising arm of ISIS, named Takbir, a vicious gang.  The story unfolds like a tricky fan.

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Finbar Donahue, former Army Ranger, walked on the wild side in Iraq, but now he lives in the shadows. After his evasive partner, Les, was shot in a random drive-by, Finn discovers cash is siphoned monthly. He fights to keep his investment company afloat. When the late partner’s girlfriend, Amy Kintyre, applies for his bookkeeping job, Finn suspects she knows about his company drain and hires her.

Amy needs a nine-to-five with free evenings and weekends to get her fashion design business back on track. She unearths Les’ s secret bank account and alerts Finn. Freezing of the money laundering account sets off havoc within an Irish gang. Amy witnesses a gang fight between a brutal ISIS fundraising organization and the Irish. Desperate to escape a stalker’s crosshairs, she seeks refuge with Finn. As danger heats up, sparks fly hotter.

Someone is making a deal—trading Amy and stolen drugs for forgiveness. Stakes are high as Finn tracks assassins across the San Bernardino Mountains. If he gets her back, can he trust her?

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 Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

True colors, virtue and character, are revealed in crisis.   In their own ways, heroine Amy and hero Finn undergo personal drama but exhibit calm and rationality when their mountain town is rocked with a gang fight.

 

How do you come up with your characters?

Protagonists need four solid characteristics and one flaw. Antagonists need one good quality.  Otherwise characters would be lifeless. After determining qualities (which involves their horoscopes) how they react is set in stone.
Do you have any writing rituals that you do while writing?

Prior to writing a book, I write the intended blurb for the book, followed by a synopsis.  I place chapter headings in Scrivener.  This avoids a saggy middle and forces forward writing with goal, motivation, and conflict.

 

What types of books do you enjoy reading in your free time or what do you like to do with your free time?

I bring my Kindle everywhere and often read before falling asleep.  The types of books I enjoy most are sexy contemporaries and romantic thrillers. My husband and family center my life, but I love travel to Hawaii, Europe, and favorite places in the U.S. We rent some type of small boat if possible on vacations.


Does your family read your books?

Yes, and because my grandchildren wanted to read my books, I wrote a new adult, sweet futuristic Intervenus series for them.  The first book of the series, A Brand New Address, finaled in the Book Buyers Best in 2015.

 

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Coffee or Tea?

Coffee in the morning, tea in the evening.

Jeans or sweats?

Fitted jeans with a cute top.

Beer or Wine?

Now and then, white wine.

Chocolate or Chips?

Dark chocolate kisses.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

Thank you for inviting me here!

 

Thank you for visiting Romance Novel Promotions. I hope you’ll visit again.

 

Jun 10

*Must Read Author* Cassandra Bella!!

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At the tender age of eighteen, Jessie Bacelli learned the truth of evil. After the murder of her father, Jessie steps in to take care of her younger sister, Annie, while following in her father’s footsteps and becoming an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dedicating her career to bringing down Luther Rabago, the man responsible for her father’s death, she doesn’t have time for distractions in her life. Especially when they are as handsomely annoying as fellow agent, Alec Chambers.

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When a murder at The Cullar Resort brings Gabi Cullar and Chase Winters together, sparks fly and passions ignite. But Gabi still clings to the memory of her dead husband, leaving Chase to wonder if there will every be room in her heart to love another.

In a twist of fate, Gabi and Chase come together but it will take some “Divine” intervention before Gabi can ever accept Chase into her heart.

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A touching story of letting go and starting over, with steamy scenes of a budding relationship.

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Cassandra Bella believes it wasn’t just the fact that she was born the day before Valentine’s that she was fated to write romance. Intrigued by deep emotions that touch the heart and that special spark of falling in love, she enjoys creating stories and characters that leave her readers with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye.

Cassandra has been writing for as long as she can remember, and for nearly as long she’s been letting others know. Just look back into her junior high and high school yearbooks – both proclaim “Author” as her career goal. She completed her first book, “Dear Diary” in her grandmother’s family room on a manual typewriter at the age of 12 – that manuscript still holds a place of honor in her home.

Her current passion for romances stems from her love of stories that touch the heart. Her characters are born in many people, from old friends to grandparents to her “dear, sweet, loving husband.” When it comes to heroes, hers usually have some sort of law enforcement background and their inspiration lies in her father, who made a life-long career of keeping the peace.

Cassandra was born and raised in Colorado, and currently lives there with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart, three sons, one daughter and her first grandchild.

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Jun 09

*Pre-Release Blitz* Bad Boys After Dark: Mick by Melissa Foster

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Title: Bad Boys After Dark: Mick

Series: Bad Boys After Dark, #1

Auther: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 22, 2016

 

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The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

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Indulge your inner vixen…
You asked for naughtier lovers, with the same fierce loyalty as The Bradens – Meet the Bad Boys… Four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.
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Everything’s naughtier after dark…
Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action–and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.
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Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man–until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction–no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting–the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

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Dylan (releasing Dec 21stpre-order here)
Carson (coming soon)
Brett (coming soon)

More After Dark books:
WILD BOYS AFTER DARK (Available Now!)
Logan
Heath
Jackson
Cooper

The AFTER DARK series are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

 

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown MagazineThe Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

 

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Jun 02

* New Release * Lost in His Darkness by Elizabeth Hayes

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I came to the club as an unknown. They turned me into a club whore. They used me. That’s ok though because I used them too. One member changed it all. He stripped me bare. Scared me out of my routine.

I’m lost. Will I ever be able to go back?

WARNING 18+ This book contains substantial adult content and language. It also contains topics that may be disturbing to some readers. This may includes topics of drug use, rape, graphic violence, and or domestic abuse.

 

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Elizabeth is from the Midwest where she lives in the middle of nowhere. When not writing she spends her time with her family, two legged and four legged. She enjoys gardening and almost anything in zebra print.

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