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50 Instant Winners - Hero Undercover

Blog Diva - Saturday, July 01, 2017

Love steamy romance? We've got you covered! We are giving away 50 copies of Hero Undercover. All you have to do is click the link. The first 50 people instantly win. If you don't win, don't be sad, the book is on sale through July 2nd (midnight) for just 99 cents. The regular price is $6.99

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Win an iPad Mini!!

Blog Diva - Monday, June 26, 2017


Blushing Books is giving away an iPad mini! Buy the collection on at least two sites, and go to this 
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His Virgin Mate by Grace Goodwin

Michele Callahan - Wednesday, March 22, 2017


One look, one touch, and there is no denying the heat...

Twenty-one and single, Alexis Lopez hopes her lackluster response to men is a problem she's eager to solve by volunteering for the Interstellar Brides Program. One look at the large, dominant alien who claims she belongs to him sets her body on fire. When he tells her, in explicit detail, how he'll claim her in every way, she is eager to give her mate everything, body and soul.

Von of Everis is a ruthless and high ranking Hunter who's spent years fighting in the Hive wars. But his bed, and his life, are empty until Alexis arrives. One look at his innocent little bride and he knows she belongs to him.

Simple, right? Nope. The match is challenged by one of the most feared warriors on the planet and stolen kisses and mind-numbing pleasure won't save Von from a deadly duel. But Von is a Hunter, a warrior, a protector, and someone is trying to take what belongs to him. Only him. He will do whatever it takes to protect, save and claim his virgin mate.


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Her Mate's Secret Baby by Grace Goodwin

Blog Diva - Friday, January 13, 2017


Natalie Montgomery wants a new life. While she may be rich, her life is empty. Her parents were never around, too rich and important to be bothered with a child. And when they present her with a emotionless fiancé, she's done. As a volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, she is thrilled to arrive on the hot, desert planet of Trion, and in the arms of a seductive warrior who makes her body burn.

Roark of Trion is not eager for a mate. Danger and the constant threat of war dog his steps. But one look at his new bride, and his mind is changed. Natalie is everything he ever wanted in a woman...so soft, so passionate, so submissive to his every need. An attack on their outpost leaves Roark fighting for his life. For her protection, Natalie is transported back to Earth. Roark thinks she's dead. But she's very much alive and so is his newborn son. Natalie's anger and regret grows with each passing day her mate does not keep his promise to come for her. By the time he discovers his mistake, it may be too late to win back her heart.

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A Wild Woman: Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs

Blog Diva - Monday, January 09, 2017

With five overbearing brothers, Piper Dare must head West to forge her own life. Her trip takes an unexpected turn when she fills in as a mail order bride for a woman she meets on the stage.

Lane Haskins and Spur Drews are stunned by their new bride. A gun toting, foul language spewing redhead is not what they expected. But they don't mind the little wildcat. In fact, they love her instantly.

But their match takes a decided turn and their love—and devotion—is put to a very powerful test.

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Kiss the Prince: A Cinderella Story by Amanda Adams

Blog Diva - Thursday, December 29, 2016


Kiss the Prince: A Cinderella Story
Ella Miermont's beloved father was executed ten years ago as a traitor to the crown. Despite her noble blood, Ella has been forced to work as a servant in her own home, a slave to her cruel stepmother's whims and the taunts of her stepsisters. But it's the night of the Masquerade Ball, and Ella is determined to pursue pleasure in the arms of a handsome and dominant lover. Just for one magical night.

Prince Dorian of Syrenne is tired of his father's ceaseless matchmaking. When the king tells him he must choose a bride in the next few weeks, Dorian defies him and disguises himself as a servant at the Dungeon Masquerade. There, he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman who submits to his firm hand with a seductive innocence that captures his heart. But all too soon, his lover runs away, leaving nothing behind but a glass slipper and memories of unbridled passion he cannot forget.

Fate seems determined to keep Ella from finding happiness. Her stepmother has promised her to a lecherous old enemy, and once the bride price is paid, she cannot escape that union. Her secret lover, a castle servant named Dorian, has mysteriously disappeared, and besides, there is no hope for a future with him now that she is betrothed. Ella is trying to find a way to escape all her troubles when she stumbles into a plot to kill the Crown Prince. She must forget about Dorian and her own desires, and risk both her life and freedom to stop an innocent man from being murdered – even if he is a member of the royal family who labeled her father a traitor.

But Dorian has been keeping many secrets... and now, his enemies threaten them both.

Welcome to the magical kingdom of Syrenne, where humans coexist with werewolves, vampires, dragons and witches. Where the men are dominant and the women submissive. Where order can only be upheld with the tightest adherence to the laws…

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Announcing - Starry Nights Book Club!

Michele Callahan - Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Welcome to the Starry Nights Book Club!
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Announcing - Steamy Calendar Girls Book Club!

Michele Callahan - Monday, December 26, 2016

As an Exclusive Member, you’ll get a FREE book in your inbox each and every month. Sound good? We thought so, too.
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The Unexpected Bride by Cynthia Woolf

Michele Callahan - Tuesday, December 20, 2016


An Unexpected Bride by Cynthia Woolf 
Alice Carter found herself a widow, her doctor husband murdered as he left the hospital where he worked. Alice, too, is a doctor and thought she wouldn’t have any trouble finding a position with the hospital where her husband had been so well regarded.

She was wrong. Seems no one wanted a female doctor, especially one in mourning. Seeing no other way out, Alice becomes a mail-order bride to a doctor in Hope’s Crossing in the Montana Territory.

Dr. Jeremiah Kilarney, needs help. He needs a nurse to assist him with his patients. Knowing he has to marry the woman or she’ll be inundated with marriage proposals from the lonely miners, he goes to Matchmaker & Co. Specifying his need for a nurse or someone willing to be trained as one, he’s surprised when Alice Carter, doctor, steps out of the stagecoach with her precocious daughter Melly.

Can Alice and Jeremiah have a future when ghosts from her past still hold her heart?

Hope's Crossing can be the answer to their future or the end of their dreams.

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Mated to the Vikens by Grace Goodwin

Michele Callahan - Friday, December 16, 2016


Mated to the Vikens by Grace Goodwin

Out Now!

As an art dealer in New York, Sophia Antonelli's worked hard to build her business, but fate forces her to make a deal with organized crime. When things go wrong, she takes the fall and is offered a choice: twenty-five years in jail or the Interstellar Bride Program. The choice is easy and Sophia is shocked to learn she's mated to not one, but three Viken warriors.

After ten years fighting the Hive, Gunnar, Erik and Rolf are now the Kings' guards at Viken United. Bowing to the new Queen's wishes, they agree to share an Interstellar Bride. It should be an easy task since she's matched to three of them, all battle hardened warriors. But none can save her from being kidnapped during transport.

Accidentally mixed up in an evil organization's plot to assassinate the Viken Queen, Sophia refuses to back down, even with her mates standing protectively in the way. After her experience on Earth, she's not about to let anyone ruin her new life. Sophia will risk everything to expose her enemy, but when it comes to their new bride, her three Viken mates will do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat and keep her...forever.

MATED TO THE VIKENS 
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Contemporary

Stay by Bella Bryce

Ruth West - Saturday, August 19, 2017

In the sixth book in the Waldorf Manor series, perhaps it's time to choose whether or not to
Stay

Identity can make or break a person, and no one knows that better than Damian Fowler or Alice James. Two people from contrasting backgrounds in the same circle, still fighting the demons that lurk in the space between them and the people they love.

Being a Fowler has never felt like a privilege, but a burden. The spotlight shines on Damian when an unexpected offer puts him in a familiar position – with his brogues heading for the door.

And what of Waldorf? Even before Alice can savour the new and idyllic situation whereby her father has married, that joy is robbed. Fear supersedes confidence. Uncertainty replaces content. Co-parenting and the reality of life in a domestic discipline dynamic requires major adjustments to expectation, for all three of them.

Laugh, cry and page-turn with the cast through another partition of a much bigger story that is the Waldorf Manor series.

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The Summer House by Jenny Hale

Ruth West - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Some summers will stay with you forever...

Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.

Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks.

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets... secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?

The Summer House is an absolutely gorgeous, heart-warming summer romance, about the importance of family, not keeping secrets, and learning how to open your heart.

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Your Fierce Love by Layla Hagen

Ruth West - Monday, August 14, 2017

The strong and sexy Blake Bennett is downright irresistible. And Clara Abernathy is doing everything she can to resist his charm. After spending her life in group homes, Clara yearns for the love and warmth of a true family. With the Bennetts treating her like their own, she can't possibly fall for Blake. That would be crossing a line...

But when Clara needs a temporary place to live, and she accepts Blake’s offer to move next door to him, things escalate. Suddenly, she’s not only supposed to resist the man who’s hell-bent on having her, but the TV station she works for is determined to dig up some dirt on the Bennett family.

Blake knows family friends are off-limits, and Clara is more off-limits than anyone. But Clara’s sweetness and sass fill a hole in him he wasn’t even aware of. Soon, he finds himself gravitating toward her, willing to do anything to make her happy.

Blake enjoys bending the rules—much more than following them, but will bending this one be taking it too far?

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P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy

Ruth West - Monday, August 07, 2017

From Marc Levy, the most-read French author alive today, comes a modern-day love story between a famous actress hiding in Paris and a bestselling writer lying to himself. They knew their friendship was going to be complicated, but love—and the City of Lights—just might find a way.

On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. But in real life, she’s an actress in need of a break from her real-life philandering husband—the megastar who plays her romantic interest in the movies. So she heads across the English Channel to hide in Paris behind a new haircut, fake eyeglasses, and a waitressing job at her best friend’s restaurant.

Paul is an American author hoping to recapture the fame of his first novel. When his best friend surreptitiously sets him up with Mia through a dating website, Paul and Mia’s relationship status is “complicated.”

Even though everything about Paris seems to be nudging them together, the two lonely ex-pats resist, concocting increasingly far-fetched strategies to stay “just friends.” A feat easier said than done, as fate has other plans in store. Is true love waiting for them in a postscript?

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Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Ruth West - Thursday, August 03, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Wedding comes a novel about a man and a woman whose summer is about to get very, very hot...

Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford...

Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for...

“If you need a great read to throw in your beach bag, make sure Suddenly One Summer is one of your choices.”—USA Today

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Historical

Worth of a Duke by K.J. Jackson

Blog Diva - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fate is fickle. And fate has decided it is time for a hardened duke to do the impossible—let love into his life.

A lady on the wrong side of the ocean.
Lost and wandering the woods, Miss Wynne Theaton was surviving quite nicely until Rowen Lockton appeared. He saves her from getting trampled by a thief’s horse, but then becomes insistent on showing her where she truly is.

A duke refusing to deny fate.
Fate tossed Miss Theaton into his path, and Rowen Lockton, the Duke of Letson, is not one to deny fate. But the woman comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is her belief that she is in another country.

An undeniable attraction neither expected.
He was not looking for a wife. She was only searching for home. But fate has very different plans for the two of them—if they can survive not only forgotten secrets, but demons of the past.

The Lords of Fate: Steamy historical romance featuring strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure. (Note: While characters you know and love will pop in and out of the Lords of Fate and Hold Your Breath books, each one is a stand-alone story, and they can be read individually in any order.)

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To Love a Reckless Lord by Collette Cameron

Ruth West - Sunday, August 13, 2017

Special BONUS edition! Offered for ONE week only and will NEVER be repeated. 
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What would you be willing to sacrifice for those you love?

Entertaining, mesmerizing laugh-out-loud, emotional Regency romance adventures.


To Love a Reckless Lord
The first three full-length installments of the Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Series featuring devilish rogues and the capricious women who capture their hearts.

Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry
Brooke Culpepper resigned herself to spinsterhood when she turned down the only marriage proposal she’d likely ever receive to care for her family and farm. Heath, Earl of Ravensdale is none-too-pleased to discover five young women call the estate he won and intends to sell, their home. Desperate, pauper poor, and with nowhere to go, Brooke proposes a wager. His stakes? The farm. Hers?
Her virtue.

Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss
Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London for a Season. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe--the one man she detests--to assist with her Come Out. Haunted by childhood trauma, Tristan, the austere Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgment, does he agree to aid his closest friend in presenting the Culpeppers to the ton?

Brette: Intentions Gone Astray
A rogue turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. After unexpectedly inheriting an earldom, he determined to make the precocious and petite, Brette Culpepper, his countess—Until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl. Brette adores London Society, but her world is tilted on its axis when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter. Worse, a newly appointed guardian intends to force her into wedding an elderly lecher.

Caution: This collection contains roguish heroes, each with a secret they don't want revealed, heroines with a penchant for getting themselves in scandalous scrapes, a pampered, near-sighted Welsh Corgi, and hysterical feminine mishaps and mayhem galore.

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To Love A Highlander by Donna Fletcher

Ruth West - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

His hate runs deep for her. Will his love run just as deep?

Craven of the Clan MacCara is a fierce Highland warrior, fighting endless battles and conquering his foe, but there is nothing the mighty warrior can do to save his wife and unborn child. He can, however, make the person responsible for their deaths suffer for it. He had nearly taken the healer’s life that tragic day, his hands having been at her throat. To his regret, he let her live and warned her never to return. He has lived with that regret for the past year, but no more. She has dared to return home and he intends to make her suffer before he takes her life. He is called the beast for a reason and he intends to release the beast on her. Nothing will stop him. Nothing… or so he thinks.

Espy has no place to go but home… to her grandmother, the one person who loves her. She has no choice, for what awaits her there is far less frightening than what she is running from. She is a healer, wise in the old ways and knowledgeable in the ways of a physician, her father having taught her. She is hopeful that Craven MacCara, a beast of a man, might find it in his heart to forgive her, since a day has not gone by that guilt, misplaced as it is, has not weighed heavily upon her. If not, then death will be her only salvation… or so she thinks.

Truths begin to surface, lives are threatened, secrets are discovered, and love finds a way to heal the heart, and Espy discovers what it means… To Love A Highlander.

Escape to the Highlands, late 1400s, in this historical romance, book one in the Highland Warrior Trilogy.

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Lady Betrayed by Tamara Leigh

Ruth West - Saturday, August 05, 2017

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
England, 1195 ~ Lady Juliana Kinthorpe is no longer the fanciful young woman who embraced the notions of romance and chivalry nurtured at Queen Eleanor’s Court of Love. Wed to a desperately bitter man, she is forced to steal from the knight who betrayed her husband during the Holy Crusade. But even to save her sister, can she do the unthinkable? That which will cost her dignity, her heart, and perhaps her soul?

A KNIGHT TO DECEIVE
When Sir Gabriel de Vere receives an invitation to tourney from his old friend, he declines, well aware Baron Kinthorpe blames him for his laming at Acre. But the ransoms to be won prove too tempting. Accompanied by his tournament partner, Sir Erec Wulfrith, Gabriel journeys from France to England. Though he finds the fair Juliana much changed, still he is drawn to her—until he uncovers her deception and determines to take back what she stole from him.

Certes, there will be more than ransom to pay…

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The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen

Ruth West - Friday, August 04, 2017

Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire, is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies—including his own—has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.

Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn’t as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.

She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?

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Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal

Fire in His Embrace by Ruby Dixon

Ruth West - Sunday, August 20, 2017

There’s only one way to tame a dragon.

Emma Arroyo knows this. She also knows that the big golden dragon captured by her brother’s biker gang is in trouble, and it’s all her fault. He followed her scent, and now his life is in danger.

She has to fix this, somehow. If she could talk to the dragon, they could form a plan to escape, both of them. But the dragon’s mind is wild and full of uncontrollable, killing rage. There’s no reasoning with him. There’s certainly no freeing him, not when he’s like this. But Emma can’t leave without him.

There’s only one way to solve this problem - a mating. When Emma approaches Zohr to claim him as hers, she realizes just what it means to be a dragon’s mate, and how much she’s in over her head…

And she learns how fiercely possessive a drakoni male can be.

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A Second Chance at Love by Kassandra Lynn

Ruth West - Saturday, August 19, 2017





True love doesn’t exist. Forever belongs in a storybook.

Empress Ursila Ufran ran away with Royal Healer Draven for love. What she found was regret and heartbreak. Draven had approached her with an agenda, her father had committed treason, and everyone in House of Ufran had been beheaded. When a magical amulet gives her a second chance at life, she has to avoid her mistakes and prevent her family’s downfall before it’s too late.

Note for readers: Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone.

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Unchained: Feathers and Fire Book 1 by Shayne Silvers

Ruth West - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meet Callie Penrose. Is she Heaven’s Devil, or Hell’s Angel?
Callie is a middle-class, Midwest American girl. And a wizard in training. She works for Roland, a member of the Vatican Shepherds – an elite group of twelve warrior priests who travel the world smiting whatever offends them or their Good Lord.

One problem. Callie isn’t a huge fan of churches… Not even a minor fan, really.

She trains with Roland only to learn how to use those strange magical powers inside her. And because Roland had once saved her and her friend from monsters in a dark alley.

But when a Heavenly spear enters an auction in Kansas City, and Roland is gravely wounded, Callie finds herself forced to step up as an interim Shepherd, and her first night on the job puts her in a bidding war against the infamous Nate Temple – the billionaire wizard from St. Louis. And when demons, shifter bears, vampires, and Nephilim attack the auction for the spear, Nate and Callie are forced to join teams, and one-time foes become hesitant allies.

Callie must learn where she stands as a wizard. Will she hide behind a man, or light Kansas City afire with a name of her own? And will she finally come to appreciate God? Or will the demons and monsters in the shadows take her for themselves?

Because Callie soon learns she isn’t just a wizard, and it was never just about the spear. Monsters have evidently been hunting Callie her entire life, and now, they’ve finally found her…

If you like Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Linsey Hall, McKenzie Hunter, or Ella Summers, you will LOVE the first installment of the Feathers and Fire series.

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Last Chance Mate: Sawyer by Anya Nowlan

Ruth West - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sometimes, a step in the wrong direction leads you to the right path...

Naomi Moore has seen enough in her life to know when things just don't feel right. Running from her past has never felt right and the curvy woman knows what sometimes, you just have to turn around and fight for what's right. When her best friend's husband falls victim to a mysterious murder, Naomi knows she has to take a stand, for both her friend and herself.

But when she's so used to fighting the wrong thing, can she recognize the right one when he's staring right at her?

Sawyer Blake has made mistakes and he'd like to think he's learned from them. Some errors aren't made to be repeated and the former police detective is adamant about staying off the trodden path. When a woman more gorgeous than anything he's ever seen before crashes into his life, he has to make a quick decision. Believe her crazy story and take a leap of faith, or stick to the straight and narrow, even when danger seems to be lurking on both paths?

What will it be? Faith or fear, love or tragedy?

Last Chance Mate series includes stand-alone full-length paranormal romance novels with curvy heroines, big, strong Alphas and mysteries, each with a guaranteed HEA and readable as a standalone!

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Aveoth by Laurann Dohner

Ruth West - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jillian Milzner has lived a life on the run. Her biological sperm donor has made it clear he wishes she’d never been born. Most kids get presents from their dads growing up. He sent thugs to make death threats to ensure she never tries to find him. He needn’t have bothered, since she wants nothing to do with Decon Filmore. His father, however, thinks Jill might be useful. Things go from bad to worse when her grandfather’s goons snatch her up to deliver her to a man both terrifying…and straight out of her sexiest daydreams.

Lord Aveoth isn’t surprised to hear from Decker Filmore. The man is desperate to make the GarLycan lord call off the hunt for his life, and equally determined to reclaim his VampLycan clan. To achieve both goals, he’ll offer Aveoth yet another half-human granddaughter from his bloodline.

It’s lonely being a lord of a clan, so Aveoth agrees to the meeting—and he’s instantly attracted to Jill. He’s also angry to learn she’s been brought to him against her will, but he still wants to keep her. Even if it exposes his darkest secret…which could tear his clan apart.

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Romantic Suspense

Captive by Trevion Burns

Ruth West - Friday, August 11, 2017

After watching his wife die in his arms, former police detective Lincoln Hill never forgot the promise he whispered to her as she drew her last breath. The promise to find their missing daughter, Emma Hill. The daughter he’d never known. The daughter being held captive by a powerful man serving his first term as the mayor of London, England.

Determined to get his daughter back—with more rage in his veins than blood—Linc snatches the mayor’s wife, Mia Ali, at a fundraising event for his re-election campaign. Linc’s terms are straightforward: Emma for Mia. A simple exchange.

At least, it had felt simple.

It had felt simple until he laid eyes on Mia’s gorgeous face for the first time. Until he laid hands on her supple, voluptuous body. Until she laid her hands on his body too—a body that hadn’t been touched by a woman in six long years—lighting fire to his skin with the softness of her warm, nimble fingers. Lighting fire to every inch of him until his bones nearly melted away with the burning need to be inside her.

No matter how beautiful his captive, however—or how deep the attraction—Linc refuses to get addicted to the ebony goddess he’s snatched.

When it comes time to make the exchange, losing Mia is the only option…

Or it might be a fight to the death.

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Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason

Ruth West - Sunday, August 06, 2017

Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her--and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.

In a sweeping plot that takes them into long-buried memories--and the depths of the heart--Haley and Steven will have to solve the mystery of Haley's past while dodging bullets, bombs, and bad guys who just won't quit.

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True Hero by Susan Owensby

Ruth West - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Will he be the hero that saves us from my mistake?

Ally
On the run, with no one to turn to.
I’m doing all I can to stay alive, protect myself, and my little boy.
I left everything behind, determined to start over and give my child a normal life.
I have rules. Rules I have to follow. Rules that keep me alive.
1. Keep my head down.
2. Keep life simple.
3. Trust no one.

That definitely includes retired ex-military, Navy Seal Jonah Bradford. He’s completely off limits.
It doesn’t matter if he wakes up the woman inside of me.
I can’t be that woman anymore. No matter how much he makes me wish I could.

Jonah
Giving up my career to run the family business wasn’t an easy decision. Once a SEAL, always an SEAL.
Yet, I’ve adjusted. I like my life, but something is missing.
One look at the freckle-faced beauty working at the local diner and I know exactly what it is.
But, I’m alive today by following my instincts and everything about Ally is setting off alarm bells that scream she’s in trouble.
I don’t care. I want her.
The problem is she won’t give me the time of day.
That’s okay. I like a challenge.
I just have to uncover all of her secrets and end the fear that keeps shining in her eyes.
Operation Ally is underway.

True Hero is a standalone romantic suspense novel and part of the True Hearts Series with no cliffhanger and no cheating. It features a sexy ex-military alpha male Hero, a realistic fiery heroine who over comes an abusive past, who just might stumble their way into a happily ever after.

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Breaking All Barriers by Cait Jarrod

Blog Diva - Friday, March 20, 2015

A Romantic Suspense

Businessman Cole Dunbar breaks away from inventing the latest gadgets when the woman who has broken through his protective walls turns up missing. Mother Nature and a sex trafficking ring have Cole racing against time and breaking all barriers to find Dina Wright. But does Dina need saving?

5 STARS: Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.

“This is an amazing thrill ride. You will be on the edge of your seat, between wanting Dina and Cole to get together and seeing all the other story threads play out. There are no cliffhangers; all of the story lines are wrapped up and the ending left me satisfied. It definitely keeps you enraptured until the very end. Just when you think nothing else could go wrong, a new twist is thrown in. I would say this is one of the best romantic suspense stories that I have read recently. Fans of Maya Banks’ Slow Burn series will enjoy the intensity of the story and the steaminess of the attraction between the characters.” Read More

Twisted Innocence By Terri Blackstock

Blog Diva - Friday, February 27, 2015

Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Holly has had many consequences throughout her life—job losses, financial collapse, relationship problems—but none has ever shaken her like her pregnancy. She cleans up her life as she carries her child, but she never tells the father. When he learns about Lily’s birth, he comes back into her life, but he brings a world of trouble with him. He’s a suspect in a murder case, and when Holly uses her private investigating skills to help police locate him, the tables turn and he takes her and the baby hostage. But is he really a killer or a victim? His link to her family’s arch-nemesis creates an even more tangled web.
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Inspirational

Finding Christmas Love By Juliette Hill

Blog Diva - Sunday, February 08, 2015

Inspirational Romance is by far my favorite genre in which to write. A perfect example of this is in my novella (the title piece) of my book Finding Christmas Love and Other Stories. My publisher actually gave me the challenge of writing a story to go with a title that she had come up with, Finding Christmas Love. To my delight, my imagination began working overtime, conjuring up a wonderful holiday-focused storyline that would incorporate all of the elements (recurring themes) that I weave throughout my sweet romances. Specifically, love, family, tradition, hope and faith.

In Finding Christmas Love, my protagonist Holly Carlyle is only twenty-two years old, but has faced her share of tragic events that have molded the person that she is today. Having spent her early years up until age eight at the family’s Vermont farmhouse on the property comprising their family’s Christmas tree business, lovingly named, Christmas Tree Farm, Holly’s father moved them to Boston after his wife died. Read More

The Daughter Of Highland Hall By Carrie Turansky

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Guide to Edwardian Courtship

By Carrie Turansky, author of The Daughter of Highland Hall


When eighteen-year-old Kate Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society her main goal is to meet the right young man and secure a marriage proposal by the end of the season. Her overbearing aunt insists her future husband must be a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father's title and estate. When Kate meets Edward Wellington she think he may be the man she has been looking for. But as she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London's East End, Kate’s not sure which man should win her heart.

Kate has spent months preparing for the season and learning all that’s expected of her. Understanding the “rules of courtship” for men and women was part of her training. Here is some of the interesting advice given to guide young men and women during courtship in the Edwardian Era in England.

1. When walking with a lady, the gentleman takes the protective position closest to the street. Leave her the inner side of the pavement. – Beadle’s Dime Book of Etiquette

2. No gentleman should permit a lady, whom he likes, but does not love, to mistake for one hour the nature and object of his intentions. Women may have some excuse for coquetry; but a man has none. – The Illustrated Manners Book Read More

Written in the Stars By Robin Caroll

Blog Diva - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Julian clenched his hands into fists. Beat up, broken bones... Sophia Montgomery looked like a discarded doll. And now, he’d had to rip out the only bright light left in her life. He knew it was all part of the job, but this time . . . well, this time, it stung.

“I’m so sorry, Sophia.” The apology sounded lame to his own ears.

She looked like a stone statue, wrapped in gauze in places and looking like she’d gone twelve rounds with the heavyweight champion. That she was even alive was a miracle and able to communicate was beyond belief.

“Politsiya?”

Julian faced Alena Borin, Sophia’s grandmother who she didn’t recognize. He needed to remember she’d lost her daughter on top of nearly losing her granddaughter. Sophia’s road to recovery would be long and trying. He put on what he’d perfected as his reassuring smile and held up one finger. “Just one more moment, please.”

He turned back to Sophia. “Your grandmother is back. Do you recognize her now?” Maybe she’d just been confused. Some of the pain medications she took could make anybody loopy. Add to that the trauma she’d endured, and a recipe for blocking things had been built. Read More

Home to Chicory Lane By Deborah Raney

Blog Diva - Sunday, August 24, 2014

An excerpt from Home to Chicory Lane:

Landyn Spencer craned her neck to check the Interstate traffic behind her in the rearview mirror. But all she could see was the U-Haul trailer she was pulling. The extended mirrors on the behemoth were smeared with a dozen hours of rain and dust.

New York was thirteen hours behind her, and with the sun finally coming up she realized she was on familiar territory.

She’d left the city after ten last night, starting out on only four hours of sleep. She’d been watching the lit up Empire State Building fade into the skyline in her rearview mirror, and not until she’d passed through the Lincoln Tunnel and come out on the New Jersey side, had she finally allowed herself tears.

That was a mistake. She’d been crying ever since. But enough. She had to get hold of herself before she got home. She swiped at damp cheeks, took a deep breath, and steadied her gaze on the road in front of her. If her eyes got any more swollen, she’d have to pull the Honda over. And if she did that, chances were good the stupid thing wouldn’t start again. Then she’d really be up the Hudson without a paddle. Besides, right now, she just wanted to put the past––and Chase Spencer––as far behind her as she could.  Read More

Firewall By DiAnn Mills

Blog Diva - Sunday, July 06, 2014

The Life I’m Living and the Life I’m Observing

I’m a lot like you. Average in so many ways. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, neighbor, friend ... and writer. Perhaps the last descriptor is what makes me different from most people. Yet the life I’m living and the life I’m observing are much the same. I’m always looking for story, the perfect characters, the tension-filled plot, the setting that fights my protagonist’s goals, the balance of emotion and symbolism, witty dialogue, and a novel better than I’ve ever written before.

I write suspense. That means I look at the world through the eyes of my imagination—and possible crime. Nothing is ever as it seems. People, events, situations all have the potential to leap onto the pages of a book with lots of yummy stress and conflict. Story ideas jump at me like mosquitoes in summer. Instead of using bug spray, I look for ways to draw them tighter and force them to react and respond.

I hear part of a conversation and twist it into a crime or a victim’s response. I see people interacting and wonder if someone is in danger. I focus on media reports, and “what-if” sparks a story idea. Read More


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Erotic Romance

Stolen: Alpha's Control Book 1 by Addison Cain

Ruth West - Friday, August 18, 2017

He stole her off the streets in broad daylight—the first Omega discovered in Bernard Dome in generations. He took her with violence while none intervened. He broke her, swearing he’d put her back together.

Brenya Perin was ordered to submit.

Bernard Dome is the jewel of Europe, a bastion of art and culture, pleasure and decadence. But life in the city depends on the occupation chosen for you at birth. There is no subversion, no question of who rules. There is no freedom.

Peace has a price, a price the Commodore of Bernard Dome is willing to pay… so long as the Omega remains his.
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Shepherd’s influence is on the rise. His machinations are subtle, his hands full tending to his recovering mate. Her safety is his priority, and something he’s willing to risk war to assure. Bernard Dome has what he wants, and they will all be dammed if they deny him.

Publisher’s Note: The Alpha’s Control series, is a dark Omegaverse tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

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Seeing Ronnie by Libby Campbell

Ruth West - Sunday, July 16, 2017

AVAILABLE FOR FREE this weekend only!!

As a social blogger, Ronnie Flynn—aloof, beautiful, cool as a cucumber—is desperate to get to the society event of the year: Simon and Sadie’s engagement party on Seguro Island. It’s no surprise that her name isn’t on the guest list, but as always, Ronnie has a backup plan. A plan that involves the handsome Del Franklin.

Del agrees to a swap: Ronnie gives him the scoop on his estranged wife’s dirty secrets and he takes her as his date to his boss’s party. The handsome, buff man of Italian descent has only one condition; Ronnie had better be good. No snooping. No manipulating. No digging for dirt. Or else.

With crossed fingers, and in spite of Del’s threat of putting her over his knee for disobeying, Ronnie ‘promises’ to be a good girl. Right. She’s not worried about Del. Her code of keeping a healthy distance will protect her heart, and her backside. She’s too wily to get caught, anyway.

Ronnie sees. Literally. She can channel people’s feelings and see into their hearts. All her life, she has been hiding this secret weapon—her psychic ability—because what she sees is often too hard to understand and impossible to share. If she can handle that secret, surely she can handle Del. Or can she? He’s not like anyone else. Nothing has prepared her for him. She shouldn’t react like this to his dominance. She’s an independent, wealthy woman in her own right. No man will tell her what to do. Yet, there is something about this sexy dominant Latin lover that makes her pulse race.

Will Ronnie allow Del to break her code of keeping a healthy distance? Will seeing Ronnie open Del’s eyes to a new world? Will the two of them ever see life the same way?

Publisher’s Note: Seeing Ronnie contains elements of domestic discipline and sexual themes.

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Claiming Cinderella by Amy Brent

Ruth West - Saturday, July 15, 2017

I'm supposed to marry a princess, but f*cking Cinderella will break all the rules./
Promises and commitments?
Nah...that's not me.
Mom throws a masquerade ball to find me a high society bride.
What a f*cking bore.
But I'm bewitched by the girl without an invitation.
Crashing a celebrity party? That makes my magic wand HARD.
One look into her ocean blue eyes and I know I'm in trouble.
I want to feel her all over, kiss those lips, and have her in more ways than one.
She's come to my party. I'll have her coming all night long.
But at midnight she runs.
I grasp her hand. She pulls away.
The ring that she drops is the only evidence that our hot night together did exist.
I have to find the slender finger that fits the ring.
I have to claim... my Cinderella.


This dirty fairy tale will keep you warm tonight and you will fall in love with Aiden Prince, wanting to come with him in his princely bed.

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Major O: A Bad Boy Military Romance

Ruth West - Wednesday, July 12, 2017


She’s never had an orgasm and I’ve never failed a mission.
I spent 12 years going through hell as a major in the marines.
But hell itself wasn’t enough to make me forget Abby Greenwood.
I said I’d never set foot in this town again.
Yet here I am… and there she is…
With her perfect body and alluring eyes, begging me to take her.
I never got to taste her before I left.
But now I’ve got a second chance.
My new mission? Deliver her first “O”.
My weapon? Ten inches of all-American muscle.

I’m the only one who can give her what she needs, even if it takes me all night.

Major O is a full-length standalone romance with steamy extras included! R.R. Banks loves happy ever afters and hates cliffhangers just as much as you do!  Read More

Her Lawful Master by Anya Summers

Ruth West - Monday, July 10, 2017


Piper Delaney keeps men – Dominants in particular – at arm’s length. There are dark secrets in her past that have been keeping her from willingly submitting, or forging any type of intimate relationship with anyone. That all changes when she is hired to photograph Pleasure Island for a brochure and she runs headlong into Theo, a man who stirs her body and challenges her lonely existence.

Theo Brown is a lead solicitor who hasn’t ever found someone he wanted to keep. Most were rather dull and insipid once he got them out of their knickers. Then he runs into the sexy as hell Piper, a professional photographer on assignment and she makes him burn with desire for her.

When Piper asks Theo to pose for her, he turns the tables and makes a proposition: Agree to be his while they are on the island and at the end of the week, they go their separate ways. No harm, no foul, no attachments. Sparks fly when Piper hesitantly agrees.

But what starts as a simple arrangement morphs into something a lot deeper as Piper surrenders more than just her body to Theo’s skillful mastery. When her secret is revealed, will it tear their fledgling relationship apart? Or will Theo be able to convince Piper that he should be hers forever?

Publisher’s Note: This dramatic, sexy tale is the fourth book in Anya’s bestselling Pleasure Island series. While we do recommend reading all of them, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

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Young Adult

Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman

Ruth West - Saturday, August 12, 2017

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He'd do anything for Sal--even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life--and he's completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?

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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Ruth West - Saturday, July 29, 2017

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

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180 Seconds by Jessica Park

Ruth West - Friday, July 28, 2017

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.

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The Breeders by Katie French

Ruth West - Friday, July 21, 2017

When you're an endangered species, it's either LIVE or LOVE.

Sixteen-year-old Riley Meemick is one of the world's last free girls. When Riley was born, her mother escaped the Breeders, the group of doctors using cruel experiments to bolster the dwindling human race. Her parents do everything possible to keep her from their clutches-moving from one desolate farm after another to escape the Breeders' long reach. The Breeders control everything and they're hunting Riley.

When the local Sheriff abducts the adult members of her family, Riley and her brother Ethan are left to starve. Then Clay arrives, the handsome gunslinger who seems determined to help to make up for past sins. As Riley's affection for Clay grows she wonders can she trust Clay with her secret and risk her freedom? The three embark on a journey across the scarred remains of New Mexico.
When Riley is forced into the Breeder's hospital, she learns the horrible fate of her mother-a fate she'll share unless she can find a way out.

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The Gender Game by Bella Forrest

Ruth West - Tuesday, July 11, 2017


For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes a story like no other...

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender.

Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom ... including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive...

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Writing 101

Suspension of Disbelief By DeeAnna Galbraith

Blog Diva - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The technique whereby a person’s beliefs, or what they think they know to be true, are altered. People have been suspending disbelief ever since they could communicate. A hominid embellishing the story of taking down his prey; a tribal elder keeping alive the tale of his peoples’ origins; or a sixteenth century actor and playwright whose famous Sonnet 18 - compares a lady to a summer’s day. All edging out what our senses, or common sense, tells us is true.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, nineteenth century poet and philosopher used the term “a semblance of truth.” So if you tell me the hero of a contemporary romance lived in a building with four walls made of uncontained water, I would have to take my business elsewhere. Or not. True, it’s a contemporary romance and not sci-fi or paranormal, but maybe the hero is a scientist on the cutting edge of force field technology. Maybe the contemporary romance has elements that bleed into other sub-genres. Convince me. Some writers assume since they are writing fiction, it’s the reader’s responsibility to use his or her imagination when given a scenario that falls outside the realm of the five senses or the world of physics. The responsibility, as I see it, lies with the writer. He or she lays the groundwork, and if they’ve done a credible job, the reader suspends disbelief. Read More

Five Rules for Writing Romance By Nichole Severn

Blog Diva - Sunday, February 02, 2014

Whether you write suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, or erotic romance, the same five rules apply across all sub-genres to make your readers fall in love with your book and your characters.

Rule One: No matter what sub-genre you write, romance is the central theme. Suspense and thrills keep readers turning the pages and historical and paranormal details are fascinating, but that’s not what you’re writing about. Not really.

You’re writing about characters twisting and stumbling their way toward love.
According to the 2012 Romance Book Consumer survey, the top reason for readers to buy your romance is the story (Bowker). Those ups and downs your characters experience in their relationship are the reason that reader picked up or downloaded your book. So no matter how many action scenes you have, what your character does for a day job or how big a part your hero’s pet plays in the plot, romance is the only thing that matters. Read More

How to get Twitter followers by Cynthia Woolf

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thanks for having me today. I’ve been asked how I get followers. I have about 24,000 followers right now on Twitter. Now I doubt very seriously that all of them are readers of my books, though I would say that about 90 percent of them (my guess, no hard data) are readers of fiction. Why would I say that, well because of where they came from. Read on.

I’m going to use myself as the example in my instructions. This is how you build your Twitter followers. First you need to get rid of all those who you are following but they are not following you back. To do this you need to “flush” them away.

I use Tweepi to do this. You can find them at www.Tweepi.com. Make sure you are signed into Twitter before you go to Tweepi. Then I sign in and do the “flush” option. Just before writing this post, I flushed 161 people who weren’t following me. It took me less than a minute. This leaves me more room to find those who will follow me back. Read More

Book Covers 101-Part 1 By Jennifer Zane

Blog Diva - Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Covers are the FIRST thing people see about your book. The first thing. In a library or online, it's what pulls a reader to your story. Am I one of those people who choose a book by its cover? ABSOLUTELY!

I stand in the New Fiction section of my library and will pick up a book to read the blurb if, and only if, I like the cover. Sometimes I'll pick up the book because the cover is so bad. I'll stare at it amazed it got through the publishing process with something so terrible. And you know there's a book or two out there like that. I know you've seen them yourselves.

I'm breaking down this blog into several parts because there's so much to say about a great book cover. Why am I an expert? Some of you know me from RomCon stuff like blogs, the convention, etc. I'm also the main book cover designer for the Pre-Made Book Cover store and also do all of RomCon's custom cover work. I have a degree in Graphic Design and over twenty years of design experience. This isn't meant as self-promotion (because I'm really not that exciting), but gives a little bit of background why I know what I'm talking about. Read More

Are You A Lazy Writer? By Sylvia McDaniel

Blog Diva - Monday, January 13, 2014

Are You A Lazy Writer?

Okay, I know you're now on a diet and exercising to lose those holiday pounds. So what about your mind? Have you exercised your mind lately? Have you stretched yourself as a writer or have you gotten lazy.

Recently, I received a rejection letter that not only said I was using the "same old" plot devices, but that my writing was repetitive. Hmmm...that was a new one. Yes, I admit I used the "same old" plot devices, mistaken identity, etc...but this publishing house is known for wanting the same ole same ole. I tried to write something they would want...I should have put a Cowboy instead of a doctor and they probably would have bought it.
But the repetitive part made me think about my writing. I also read a new author and her sentences jumped off the page at me, and I immediately knew mine didn't do that. Hmmm...I contemplated, have I become a lazy writer? Am I just putting the words down on the page trying to reach the end? Read More



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