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29 July 2016

a look at Hazel Hughes & 'Dance with Me' @HazelHughesER @evernightpub #interracial #RomanticSuspense

Today we have author Hazel Hughes visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Hazel Hughes is a contemporary erotic romance writer and urban nomad. Born in London, Hazel has lived all over the globe, from the wilds of Northern Ontario and the cornfields of Iowa to the concrete jungles of Seoul and Abu Dhabi. Currently, she is living in New York, writing from wherever there is strong coffee and funky beats. When she’s not laying down steamy scenes on the page, you can find her whipping up hot and spicy concoctions in the kitchen or dancing to the beat of her own drummer.

What are you going to tell us about today?
~ Blurb ~
* Reporter Sherry Wilson-Wong knows she’s crossed the line. But playing Alexi Davydenko’s drinking game—a shot and a kiss for every answer—is the only way to loosen the bad boy’s lips. She gets her story, he gets his fun. But his answers only lead to more questions. And Alexi wants more than fun.
* Digging into the ballet company’s shadowy secrets, Sherry learns that the beauty on stage masks some ugly dealings. The more truths she exposes, the more lies she’s forced to tell herself—investigating a company with ties to the Russian mob isn’t dangerous, and licking every inch of Alexi’s naked body while hunting down evidence of his guilt isn’t a conflict of interest. With each touch and each kiss, she's falling deeper in love with the very man who could destroy her.
~ Excerpt ~
* Alexi put his mug down and stood in front of her, tilting her face up with one hand. “Yes, I must rehearse, and yes, you must write. But there is no need to run away like a scared little girl from the wolf.” He bent over to kiss her.
* Sherry wanted that kiss more than she wanted her venti skim latte, and with her throbbing head, that was a lot. But she put her hand on his bare chest, stopping him.
* He looked at her, confusion dawning in his eyes, followed quickly by hurt. He stepped back. “Oh. I see. You have your story now.” His voice was cold.
* “It’s not like that,” she said. Was this just a case of bruised ego, or was he genuinely hurt? She flashed back to what the bartender said about the type of girls Alexi normally brought to the bar. Party girls, he said.
* “So what is it like?” He turned away from her, looking out the window.
* She reached out a hand to put it on his shoulder, the one with the tattoo of Tolstoy’s face on it, but thought better of it. “Look, Alexi. I’ve already crossed more ethical boundaries than I’m comfortable with.”
* “To get your story.” His voice was flat, his arms crossed over his chest.
* “Hey, it’s my job to get the story. I came ready to interview you like I interview all my subjects. The vodka, the kisses, that was your game.”
* He turned suddenly, his green gaze pinning her. She couldn’t look away. “You didn’t want to play?”
* “No. I mean, yes. I did…” she started.
* He moved closer to her, his hand cupping her jaw. “I know you did. I think you still want to,” he whispered, his breath warm on her cheek. His lips touched hers, softly at first, questioning. When she parted her lips in response, he opened them wider, reaching for her tongue with his. Liquid. Melting. From her mouth all the way down to her softest, most private parts.
* He pulled back slightly. “Do you want to play, Sherry?”
* She was having a hard time regulating her breath. He was so close. She put her hands on his chest, but not to hold him back. She ran her hands over his chest, nipples hard under her palm, then down over the ridges of his abs. She hooked her fingers into his waistband, pulling him toward her in response to his question. She wanted to play any game he had in mind as long as it involved what was under his pants, ethics be damned.
* “Yes,” she said.
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Thank you for joining us here today, Hazel Hughes! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

28 July 2016

Stephanie Burkhart & 'A Gentleman and a Rogue' @StephBurkhart @GoddessFish #SteampunkRomance

Today we have author Stephanie Burkhart visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* Lady Keira Russell is destined to bring compressed natural gas to Britain. Her inner courage and mental toughness rarely falter – except when Prince Edmund Windsor is involved.
* Edmund of Wales is from the future. His last jaunt through history muffed up the time line. Now, he's here to set it straight and win Keira's heart.
* For Keira, if it isn't one obstacle, it's another. Queen Victoria has sponsored a competition to find a cleaner fuel source than coal. Keira's father is trying to build a windmill and the Ridgecrofts are working with gasoline. Then there's Edmund, whose sensual kisses and heated stares distract her down to her bones.
* Keira has a choice: trust Edmund's notorious mischief-making or put her faith in Queen Victoria to make the right decision, but if Keira makes the wrong choice, the future of Great Britain will be changed forever.
~ Excerpt ~
* Richard pursed his lips.
* "All right, then. I have orders to take you, Alice, Grayson, and Jonas back immediately."
* "That ought to be fun -- especially Jonas. He's helping Keira's father build a windmill."
* "Petrol and electricity are the future."
* Edmund grimaced.
* "No, they aren't. Alice and I tried to tell you -- Keira's compressed natural gas powers our future."
* His voice filled with conviction.
* "Ever since we were children--"
* "History changed when Grayson came with Alice. He's here to fix it now."
* Keira held up her hands.
* "Now, boys, let's not raise our voices. I have a feeling you've had this conversation before and came to no resolution."
* "That's true," Edmund conceded.
* Richard nodded.
* Edmund glared at his brother.
* "I'm not leaving. Alice and I have every intention of setting history straight."
* Richard sighed.
* "Besides, the only way to get back to the future is for us to warm our coin necklaces in our hands. You can't do that for us."
* "Ever heard of an override switch?"
* "No." Edmund's eyes narrowed. He didn't like the sound of that.
* "Professor Byron gave me one."
* A sinking feeling descended into the pit of his stomach.
* "What other tricks do you have up your sleeve?"
* "That's telling."
* Exasperated, Edmund raked a hand through his hair.
* "Think this through, Richard. No, better yet -- listen to your instincts."
* His brother chuckled.
* "What's so funny?"
* "I had an interesting conversation about instincts today with Jocelyn."
* Keira tilted her head slightly, a curious expression crossing her face.
* "Do you know Jocelyn well?"
* "I'm staying with the Dunkirks."
* "I can't imagine Lord Ridgecroft meeting the suitable test with his goggles and cigars," said Edmund.
* "Actually, I find Jocelyn and her father very refreshing."
* "So, Richard, what are you going to do?" Edmund asked.
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Thank you for joining us here today, Stephanie Burkhart! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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27 July 2016

a look at Norah Bennett & 'R.I.L.Y. Forever' @TheRealNorahB @evernightpub #ContemporaryRomance





Julia and Ethan meet at the age of sixteen and are drawn to one another, first as friends then as lovers. When everything and everyone Julia holds dear is threatened, Julia is forced to do the unimaginable. Under a veil of secrets and lies, the young lovers are violently separated. The last time Julia sees Ethan, he gives her a heart-shaped silver locket with the inscription, R.I.L.Y. Forever.

Twenty-two years pass before Ethan and Julia’s lives intersect again in a small town in Northwest Jersey. Their reunion is unexpected and emotional. Their passion reignites and their relationship flourishes despite Julia’s abusive ex-husband and Ethan’s possessive ex-wife. But the past rears its ugly head and the lovers soon discover that a foundation built on secrets will always crumble. Can Ethan and Julia overcome their painful past and learn the lessons of honesty, trust, and forgiveness in time to save their love?

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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/R-I-L-Y-Forever-Norah-Bennett-ebook/dp/B01IFH66CK/
Evernight http://www.evernightpublishing.com/r-i-l-y-forever-by-norah-bennett/
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Excerpt

Julia stopped walking, thinking, breathing! Her world narrowed to him—his tousled, thick, brown hair, his mesmerizing gray-blue eyes that changed with his every mood, and his long, thick lashes that were the envy of every girl in high school. Julia devoured Ethan with her eyes. She couldn’t help herself. She was starved. He was taller and more built than she recalled, but his handsome face with its square chin, slightly crooked nose from years of playing football, and full, sensuous lips, was the same image that visited her dreams nightly.

Julia knew the instant he became aware of her. He stopped answering Aimee as his gaze shifted and centered on her. His pupils widened and his eyes darkened to a smoky gray. Aimee followed his gaze. Her brows furrowed and she took a step toward Julia. But Ethan grasped her elbow and shook his head.

Julia’s eyes never left Ethan’s tall, muscular frame as he walked toward her. The room and all its inhabitants fell away until there was only him. The soft caress of his eyes touched every inch of her. She studied his face, but his expression was neutral. He stood silently examining her and it was left to Julia to break the silence. The problem was she had no idea what to say. No words were adequate to express how she felt. But as her eyes locked with his, she hoped they voiced what her lips couldn’t. She missed him. Missed him every second, minute, and hour they were apart. When he was hers, he was her best friend, her lover, her confidant. He was her everything. When she lost him, the ground beneath her feet shook so violently, it brought her to her knees and it took years to learn how to stand on her own, without him.

Tears pooled in Julia’s eyes and spilled down her cheeks. She wrapped her arms around herself. Ethan’s assessing gaze tracked her every movement and then his eyes, followed by his mouth, softened. 

He remembered. 




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About the Author


Norah is a contemporary romance writer living deep in the woods on a lake in NW Jersey. She has been married for thirty years to the love of her life. She has two adult children, a Great Dane, a Maltipoo, and a Cockatoo. There is never any peace in her house and she likes it that way.

By day she is a serious professor and administrator at a university in the Northeast. By night she lets her imagination flow as a romance writer. Although it is incredibly hard to balance both worlds, it’s a hell of a lot of fun walking around having this delicious secret, this alternate life that few people know about. Welcome to the world of Norah Bennett.

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