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28 April 2016

5 new Dare to Love Kindle World novellas! #NKBlogTours

Join us as we release 5 new Dare to Love Kindle World novellas!
by authors A.C. James, Angel Payne, Cathryn Fox, Victoria Blue and Wendy S Marcus
~ A Scandalous Dare by A.C. James ~
* Sawyer can’t deny his desire to the stunning and seductive Harper Ridgeway. His future with her means confronting a scandal that puts his career as a football player with the Miami Thunder in danger.
* Harper Ridgeway must represent him in a defamation case caused by a conniving woman claiming to be his ex-girlfriend.
* Will Harper trust that the client she's representing is telling the truth and give into her growing attraction? Or will this con artist ruin both his skyrocketing career and budding relationship?
* Passion ignites in this contemporary workplace romance which is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Series on Kindle Worlds.
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~ An Elite Dare by Angel Payne ~
* Some would call it sacrilege.
* I’m living in Paris for a whole month. The city of light and lovers—and now, the newest jewel in Gabriel Dare’s nightclub empire, the Elite Paris, with me as its grand opening DJ—means I’m living a dream. But I don’t want it. I’m only in this for the money, period. Even then, I never would have considered the gig if not for the pleas of my newest friend, Avery Dare. You see, Avery and I share a few commonalities—like daddy issues. Maybe confronting mine, and earning a nice bonus while I’m at it, will be the key to finally putting my past behind me.
* I never asked fate to set up an alternate plan. But the bitch did. Royally.
* Out of all the nightclubs in the city to invest in, Lucien Paget picked Gabriel’s. Now, the billionaire with the gaze of a demon and the body of an archangel has decided on a new challenge for himself. Me.
* It’s pretty hysterical, this little “dare” of his—made even funnier by the money he insists on throwing behind it. But it’s his fortune, and if he wants to invest it in a few platonic dates with me, who am I to argue? He probably thinks his impossible beauty will sway me toward giving up the “extras”…and that his charm will topple me into true love. Well, the joke’s on him.
* Then why am I not laughing?
* Why do I want to atone for my sacrilege…by giving in to Lucien’s sinful desire?
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~ A Tempting Dare by Cathryn Fox ~
* The last place Miami divorce attorney, Katherine Quinn wants to be is at her family’s Hampton home for their annual reunion, especially when she sets eyes on him. Sebastian James: hot shot sports medicine doctor for Miami Thunder, her big brother’s best friend, and the only guy she’s ever really wanted. What will it take for him to see that his Kitty Kat is all grown up, and just waiting for him to make her purr? Her friend dares her to seduce him. How tempting. Jaded by her career, she isn’t looking for love, but a weekend of hot sex to pass the time is just what she needs to get through the weekend.
* It’s been a long ten years of look but don’t touch, and Sebastian has almost reached his limit, especially when Kat initiates a plan of seduction guaranteed to test his resolve as well as his professionalism. Her sweet kisses and searing touches threaten his loyalty to her brother, but he’s willing to risk it all to show her he’s the kind of man she doesn’t believe exists.
* Will this cynical divorce lawyer still be his when the weekend ends, or will she serve him his walking papers and close the file on what could have been forever?
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~ Rival's Dare by Victoria Blue ~
* Does the name Alex Dare ring a bell? Well I’m the guy who rang his bell—literally. My name is Rival McGuire, and my career soared to new heights while his crumbled into retirement from the head injury I dished out.
* My father’s proudest moment.
* The moment I’ve been trying to forget.
* Now, if I can learn to live with the man I’ve become, maybe I can find the happiness I’ve been searching for my entire life with one incredible woman, Lennon Mayes. She says she loves me for the man I am, not the man everyone else thinks I am.
* Can I believe her? I’m not sure. I have no idea if I can become the man she thinks I am. But if I don’t figure it out soon, I’ll lose more than the hunger I left behind on the gridiron that day.
* I’ll lose her.
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~ A Dare With Consequences by Wendy S. Marcus ~
* One night on the Island of Eden changes two lives forever.
* Ren Monighan is living the dream, running his very successful business from a condo overlooking beautiful Miami Beach – not that he’s around much to enjoy the view. He spends so much time traveling between professional and college football teams, filming practices and creating virtual reality play simulations, he has none left over to look for love. But passing a few hours naked with a pretty bartender named, Anya, fits into his schedule just fine.
* Anya Solokov has been working hard to make a better life for herself in New York. She’s moved past her days of scrounging for food and doing things she isn’t proud of to survive. An MBA from NYU will guarantee her independence and ensure she never has to scrimp and save or go hungry again. When an unplanned pregnancy puts Anya’s lifelong goal in jeopardy, Ren’s ready to step up. But headstrong Anya won’t accept his help unless he comes up with a plan that works for both of them.
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Thank you for joining us here today! It was a pleasure getting to know all of you and your stories.

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27 April 2016

a look at Iyana Jenna & 'Strictly Professional' @IyanaJenna @evernightpub #Gay #Sweet

Hi! Thank you for having me on your blog. I hope you and your readers are going to enjoy what I have here. This short story was released previously as a part of an anthology, Just Desserts. When it was no longer out there, Evernight adopted it. I’m so thankful for them. This is an MM sweet short story with the stress on the sweet. ^_^ Strictly-Professional-evernightpublishing-JayAheer2016-smallpreview

Strictly Professional

Published By: Evernight Publishing Published: March 23, 2016 Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Word Count: 10,500 Heat Index
As the only senior graphic designer at Downey Handbags, Zane Kotsky expected to become the head of the creative art department when the company planned to expand its business. His hope crashed when it turned out that the company wanted someone from outside to be the manager. Knowing that, Zane planned to leave the place at once, but that was before he met the man who would become his boss, Joachim Wessling. This is a previously published work. It has been revised and edited for Evernight Publishing.
“Downey must be very lucky to have you.” The kid—because that was what he was to Joachim, a kid—stared at him a bit too long. “Watch the road.” Zane snickered, and switched his attention back to the traffic ahead. “Lucky. Yeah, I’d call it lucky they decided not to kick me out after denying me what should have been mine by right.” Joachim hadn’t expected to hear those words. “I'm sorry. I don't have any idea what you're talking about.” Zane sucked in a harsh breath.
“God, I'm sorry. That was totally uncalled for. Forget what I said, okay? And enjoy your stay here. People at Downey are the best, or I wouldn't have lasted this long.” Joachim frowned. Honestly, he didn’t know this would be the case. When they’d invited him to join the company, there was no talk that someone else might be qualified to be the head of the art department. In fact, he was under the impression that there hadn't been an art department before, only a small division under a larger unit. “You know, I can always talk to Mr. Downey and set things straight.” Joachim had never before seen an expression change from slight panic to utter horror. “No,” Zane practically shouted. “You can't tell him that. You have to promise you'll never talk to Mr. Downey about the things I said. I'll be happy to work under you. Work together with you. It was just a spur-of-the-moment outburst. Promise me, please?” Joachim tried to think past the words work under you, and Zane's pleas didn't help the matter. He took a deep breath and gazed ahead. “Okay, I promise not to say anything, though I’d prefer it if we're all open and honest and don't hide things from each other.” “I’ve been open and honest with you.” “Yeah, and I bet you regret it.”
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26 April 2016

Philippa Lodge & 'The Honorable Officer' @plaatsch @GoddessFish #HistoricalRomance

Today we have author Philippa Lodge visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Philippa Lodge is author of the Châteaux and Shadows series of historical romance set in Seventeenth Century France.
* Philippa Lodge has been an avid reader since she asked her mother to point out where it said "Ma" in Little House in the Big Woods. She read everything she could get her hands on until grad school in French Studies, at which time she lost her reading mojo.
* Only through the twin discoveries of Harry Potter and romance has she gotten her groove back and gone back to the stuff she loved about seventeenth century France: kings, swords, opulence, and love.
* She lives in the suburbs of Sacramento, CA with her husband, three children, two cats, and a head full of courtesans (Oo la la!). She edits the newsletter for her local chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
France, 1668
* Hélène de Bonnefoi’s spirit has been squashed by the ever-critical aunt and uncle who raised her. Serving as nanny and stand-in mother to her cousin’s child has saved her from the convent, especially after her cousin’s death. When suspicious accidents threaten the toddler, Hélène overcomes her near-blindness to seek the help of the child's father, a colonel in Louis XIV’s army.
* Jean-Louis, Colonel de Cantière, has spent his life proving his worth, integrity, and honor, first to his family and now in the army. When his daughter’s caretaker appears in his camp during a siege, claiming someone is trying to kill the girl, his loyalties are sorely tested.
* Hélène must convince Jean-Louis the threat is real. But the true danger is to the heart of a shy young woman who has always loved her cousin’s husband from afar and to the colonel’s desire to resist complicated emotions.
~ Excerpt ~
* His first view of Mademoiselle Hélène took his breath away. She was sitting in a beam of light, smiling, her hair glinting gold in the sunlight and her pink lips parting as she laughed.
* “Mademoiselle Hélène, the Colonel de Cantière is here to see you,” said the woman.
* Jean-Louis bowed deeply, then found his little girl staring at him, wide-eyed. Mademoiselle Hélène’s features blanked, erasing the sunshine he had just witnessed.
* “Ondine, chérie,” she said to the girl who peered around her, “it is your papa, come to see us. Get up and curtsey, ma petite.”
* The girl stood up on the bench and bobbed clumsily, clutching at Mlle Hélène for support.
* Jean-Louis hadn't seen his daughter since his wife's funeral over a year before. He drank in the little round cheeks, the tangle of short curls—shouldn’t her hair have grown more?— her delicate skin, and the huge blue eyes wide in fear. Ondine likely had no memory of him, yet her mistrust cut him to the heart.
* “Please, Monsieur, join us for breakfast,” said Mlle Hélène in that soft, shy voice that made him want to protect her.
* He gritted his teeth. He was being ridiculous. There was no threat here. Leftover nerves from the battle. Lack of sleep. The argument with the Prince de Condé to get two days to solve the problem. The journey to the inn had sapped what was left of his strength.
* He sat across the table from the lady and his daughter and waved Fourbier to a chair. The innkeeper’s wife bringing bread, jam, and sausage.
* They ate in strained silence. It had been weeks since he had eaten properly, even though he ate better than his soldiers. “Well, Mademoiselle, I would like the rest of the story of how you came to bring my daughter to a war.”
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Thank you for joining us here today, Philippa Lodge! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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