Friday, July 31, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway - Deacon by Cheryl Douglas



by Cheryl Douglas 



When Deacon Sarkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.

Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse. 

Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?



I barged into Deacon’s office at eight o’clock that evening. Since his silver Lamborghini was one of the few cars left in the parking lot, I wasn’t too concerned about interrupting a meeting.

He looked up from his computer when I stormed in, and a smile quickly replaced his scowl. 

“They let you in without clearance?" 

I plopped down in the seat across from him, trying not to notice how tempting he looked with his sleeves rolled up and no tie on. “The receptionist who usually guards your castle left for the day, and the security guard at the front desk has a crush on me, so he didn’t ask any questions.” 

He frowned. “Which security guard is that?” 

I spotted a stress ball on the corner of his desk. I doubted he used it; it looked like a promo item Alabaster’s gave away. I whipped it at his chest. “You’re not serious.” 

He laughed, catching the ball before it hit him. “You have a pretty good arm.” 

“Shut up, Deacon!” The nagging voice in the back of my head reminded me I was talking to my boss, but I told her to mind her own goddamn business and go back to sleep. “I’m pissed at you.” 

He leaned back, kicking his feet up on the desk as he tossed the ball from one hand to the other and squeezed it. “Do tell.” 

“You told Eleni about us.” 


“So you had no right to do that!” 

He seemed totally unfazed by my anger, which only incensed me further. 

“She’s my friend. I should have been the one to tell her, when—or if—I decided there was anything worth telling her.” That got his attention. 

When he pinned me with that hot gaze, I feared he would demand I bend over the desk and take my punishment like a brave girl. 

“I asked you not to tell anyone, including Eleni. You didn’t, and I appreciate that. Now that you’re single, I’ve decided it’s time your best friend know about our… relationship.” 

The way he said relationship made me feel as though he had been seeking a different word but come up short. Arrangement, perhaps? Was that what this was to him?

Not willing to let him have the last word, I said, “We’re not in a relationship. We’re still getting to know each other. If I like what I see, I might agree to date you, though not exclusively.

I’ve been tied down too long to get serious again so soon.” I swallowed, averting my eyes when the thin skin across his knuckles turned white from the pressure he was inflicting on the ball. 

“Let me get this straight. You might agree to date me—though not exclusively?” 

I was almost afraid to push him further, but if I backed down, that would set a precedent for all future arguments. “That’s right. If you have a problem with that, we can part ways now and— 

He planted his feet on the floor and made his way around the desk slowly, like a panther preparing to devour its prey. He gripped the armrests of my chair, his face a fraction of an inch from mine. I held my breath—waiting, praying, and trying to predict what he might do next.

Pushing him had been a very bad idea. 

“You really think that’s an option?” he whispered. 


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back!
I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber.

It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’

I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.

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Cheryl Douglas will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE

Spotlight & Giveaway - Blue Steel Chain by Alex Beecroft

Blue Steel Chain
by Alex Beecroft

At sixteen, Aidan Swift was swept off his feet by a rich older man who promised to take care of him for the rest of his life. But eight years later, his sugar daddy has turned from a prince into a beast. Trapped and terrified, Aidan snatches an hour’s respite at the Trowchester Museum. 

Local archaeologist James Huntley is in a failing long distance relationship with a rock star, and Aidan—nervous, bruised, and clearly in need of a champion—brings out all his white knight tendencies. When everything falls apart for Aidan, James saves him from certain death . . . and discovers a skeleton of another boy who wasn’t so lucky. 

As Aidan recovers, James falls desperately in love. But though Aidan acts like an adoring boyfriend, he doesn’t seem to feel any sexual attraction at all. Meanwhile there are two angry exes on the horizon, one coming after them with the press and the other with a butcher’s knife. To be together, Aidan and James must conquer death, sex, and everyone’s preconceptions about the right way to love—even their own.


Author Bio: 

Alex Beecroft is an English author best known for historical fiction, notably Age of Sail, featuring gay characters and romantic storylines. Her novels and shorter works include paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary fiction. 

Beecroft won Linden Bay Romance’s (now Samhain Publishing) Starlight Writing Competition in 2007 with her first novel, Captain’s Surrender, making it her first published book. On the subject of writing gay romance, Beecroft has appeared in the Charleston City PaperLA Weekly, the New Haven Advocate, the Baltimore City Paper, and The Other Paper. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association of the UK and an occasional reviewer for the blog Speak Its Name, which highlights historical gay fiction. 

Alex was born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and grew up in the wild countryside of the English Peak District. She lives with her husband and two children in a little village near Cambridge and tries to avoid being mistaken for a tourist. 

Alex is only intermittently present in the real world. She has led a Saxon shield wall into battle, toiled as a Georgian kitchen maid, and recently taken up an 800-year-old form of English folk dance, but she still hasn’t learned to operate a mobile phone. 

She is represented by Louise Fury of the L. Perkins Literary Agency.

Connect with Alex: 


·Twitter: @Alex_Beecroft


Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a signed paperback from Alex Beecroft's backlist. (Any title which has a paperback edition, excluding Blue Steel Chain.) Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 1. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spotlight with Excerpts - Gentech Series by Ann Gimpel

Winning Glory
GenTech Rebellion, Book 1
by Ann Gimpel 

Dream Shadow Press * 60K words
Release Date: 4/21/15 * Genre: Military Romantic Suspense 

The line between hunter and hunted thins, blurs, and finally shatters. 

Series Backstory:
Sometime between the interminable wars in the Middle East and 9/11, the United States moved forward breeding a race of super humans. Clandestine labs formed, armed with eager scientists who’d always yearned to manipulate human DNA. At first the clones looked promising, growing to fighting size in as little as a dozen years, but V1 had design flaws.
Seven years ago, a rogue group turned on their creators, blew up the lab, and hit all the other breeding farms, freeing whomever they could find. In the intervening time, they’ve retreated to hidden compounds and created a society run by men. Women are kept on a tight leash because the men fear if they discover their innate power, they’d launch their own rebellion.   

Spotlight & Giveaway - Welcome To Paradise series by Heidi Lynn Anderson

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway - Breaking Her Rules (Beyond the Cage, Book One) by Jennifer Snow

Breaking Her Rules
Beyond the Cage , Book One
by Jennifer Snow 
Genre: Contemporary Romance * Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date of Publication: July 21, 2015 * ASIN: B00UGG11L0
Number of pages: 300 * Word Count: 72k
Cover Artist: Penguin Random House 

Book Description:
MMA fighters go the distance in this all-new series from Jennifer Snow, author of the Brookhollow novels.
Walker Adams was supposed to follow in his lawyer father’s footsteps, but instead he’s training to be an MMA fighter. And while he works for his chance to make it in the Maximum Fight League, he’s bunking on his baby sister’s best friend’s couch. Gracie Andrews is all grown up—in all the right places. But she’s engaged to the fight match-maker who holds Walker’s career in his hands…
Gracie had almost convinced herself that she’d put her silly childhood crush on Walker to rest. But the sight of him sleeping in only a pair of boxer briefs makes it clear that some things never change. And as old sparks turn to flames, Gracie is forced to decide between the future she thought she wanted or the man she’s never stopped loving… 

Available at Amazon

Excerpt & Giveaway - Bear Wanted (The Grizzly List, Book 1) by Julia Talbot

Bear Wanted
The Grizzly List, Book One
by Julia Talbot 
Genre: Gay, Bear Shifter, M/M PNR * Publisher: ARe Books
Date of Publication: July 1, 2015 * ISBN: 9781943576166
Word Count: 20,000 * Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill 

Book Description:
He always wanted a bear to keep him warm at night…
Lane knows want he wants in a lover, but hasn’t been able to find the perfect bear of a man in his small Colorado hometown. So he turns to the Grizzly List, a regional personal ad service for bears and their lovers. He’s not sure what to expect when he meets Fin, but what he gets might be his perfect man.
Bear shifter Fin has been looking for someone with whom to spend his days, nights, and winter hibernation. He’s a happy guy, but needs someone who wants a big, burly, slightly dominant mate. When he meets Lane, Fin knows he’s found what he needs, but will he be able to convince Lane that they’re made for one another, in human form and bear?

Excerpt - The Angel's Name by Selena Rivera

The Angel’s Name
By Selena Rivera
Genre- Erotic Romance
Publication Date- June 24th, 2015


When songwriter Rebecca Evans moves to Tennessee to pursue her career in writing music for a country singer, she meets cowboy football player, Bobby James, who becomes an angel in her life. But she's worried that she must leave her world behind. Her grandma would never understand. Will Rebecca take a chance on a new life with the man she loves? Will it be the right choice? 

I noticed the older couple still dancing when I felt Bobby-James pulling me closer, tighter to his body. The scent of his cologne woke all my senses, causing my body to tingle.
This is more heavenly than I ever expected.
She is beautiful, dancing with her feels amazing. To feel her body so close to mine makes me want her more.
My body is on fire with passion. I can feel the heat flowing through my veins. Having him this close is driving me insane with desire!
His eyes looked at my lips as if they were a feast, his lips got closer when he suddenly stopped.
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About the Author-

Selena Rivera lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada . A self-proclaimed "Country Girl" at heart, she loves country music. She also likes to sing and dance and has an interest in astronomy. By day, she is a busy secretary. Her life struggles have pushed her to fight for her dreams. She's an artistic person and has been writing since the age of 12. Above all she wants to share her world with everybody.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway - Eve's Rescue by Sarah Marsh


Eve’s Rescue
by Sarah Marsh
Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.

Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh's ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?
Kham handed her a drink when the server came around, and she enjoyed the mildly fruity wine that he had given her. When all of the men suddenly stilled and looked off to the right with expressionless faces she didn’t know what was happening. But a few seconds later when a tall beautiful blonde with an icy cold smirk strode up in front of Arkenon, Eve guessed she was about to meet her evil nemesis.
“Arkenon, so good to see you,” the woman said in an exaggerated tone as she stopped a few feet in front of Roan’s brother.
She was wearing an almost nonexistent bright red dress. There were only a few straps of material holding it onto her clearly enhanced bust. Eve could feel the jealousy creeping up as she compared her curvy frame to Lara’s willowy model-size body. When the other woman’s eyes found her and did a once-over she was quickly dismissed as they then moved on to Roan’s body.
“So,” she continued in a haughty tone, “your wayward brother has finally come home to do his duty.”
“Not likely,” was all Roan replied in return as he put his arm around Eve and pulled her closer.
“Lara, you were notified that Roan is now mated and that due to your instability the agreement between our families has been annulled,” Arkenon said in a respectful voice that was surprising considering the loathing that Eve could see in his eyes.
“Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying, can you? I thought I’d give Roan a chance to change his mind once I saw the homely little alien he’s tied himself to,” Lara replied, running her hands along the farce of a dress she was wearing, “I’d even be willing to take on the pharaoh and Kai if you insist on a package deal. I think I may enjoy that very much actually.”
Eve was seriously pissed now. This hussy had not only called her ugly, but the crazy biotch had actually just offered to step in and take all three of her husbands from her!
“Why you crazy bit—” Eve said as she tried to lunge forward and grab the other woman by her brassy blonde roots.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia where she still lives, she has only recently began her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five office job. She’s been a science fiction and romance junkie for years and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own. Sarah’s also a former pastry chef and spends a lot of time cooking and baking for friends and family as well as painting and knitting. Her biggest weakness is animals of any kind, she loves a happy ending.
Sarah Marsh will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE