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HOT Book Releases 09/01 – 09/08

August 31, 2011

Thu Sep 01, 2011

One Night in London: The Truth About the Duke*One Night in London:

The Truth About the Duke by Caroline Linden

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Star Crossed Seduction*Star Crossed Seduction

by Jenny Brown

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Tue Sep 06, 2011

Dark Predator (Carpathian)Dark Predator

(Carpathians #22) by Christine Feehan

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Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4)Archangel’s Blade

(Guild Hunter, #4) by Nalini Singh

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Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3)Envy

(The Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward

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Romancing the CountessRomancing the Countess

by Ashley MarchBuy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Desire)Enticed by His Forgotten Lover

by Maya Banks

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*September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and Avon Books is urging our authors and readers to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and to help spread the “K.I.S.S. and Teal” message. Avon Books has made an initial donation of $25,000 to the Alliance. And—with your help—Avon Books has also committed to donating 25¢ from the sale of each book, physical and eBook, in the “K.I.S.S. and Teal” promotion between 8/30/2011 and 2/28/2012, up to an additional $25,000 toward programs that support ovarian cancer patients and their families. So, help us spread the word (you can download an ad for your website or blog here) and reach our goal of $50,000 which will benefit all the women in our lives. Also, you can make a personal donation to the foundation by clicking here.

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Tell Me More by Janet Mullany

August 30, 2011

Tell Me More

by Janet Mullany

Published July 19th 2011 by Spice


Tell Me More

“Tell me every dirty detail…”

Jo Hutchinson is obsessed with a man she’s never seen—only heard. Her late–night calls from the office to the mysterious “Mr. D.” grow increasingly intimate, until they finally become full–blown phone sex. Still, Jo doesn’t dare meet him. Instead, she embarks on a series of sizzling sexual escapades with other guys, sharing every sweaty moment with Mr. D. afterward, a passion–by–proxy arrangement they both get off on. But even as she’s charting brave new naughty worlds, Jo knows that it’s all really for Mr. D. Every pleasure she experiences—eagerly, athletically, vocally—is to please him.

Immersed in fantasy, reality just slips away—even the chance at that elusive combination of love and lust. Her new tenant, Patrick, an Irish hunk in geek’s clothing, is totally into her. And in her lucid moments, Jo knows she feels the same. Can she tear herself away from her kinky dreamworld long enough to appreciate what’s right in front of her? Or has Mr. D. ruined her for real life?

 

•Why am I reading it? Interesting and different story, doesn’t seem like it will have a predictable ending.

• Introduction: Jo works at a radio station and has just broken up with her boyfriend. Her best friend Mr. D has always been there for her, and even though they’ve never met, their relationship starts to change.

• Who is it for? Erotica readers.

 (CONTAINS LIGHT SPOILERS)

♦ What it covers? Multiple partners, phone sex, sex club, some f/f  and m/m interaction.

Context: Compared to other romantica works, this is definitely mostly erotica. Love is a consequence.

Key Words: betrayal, sex, orgy, love.

 (CONTAINS SPOILERS for a further analysis)

→ Opinion

I was hoping for Mr. D to be Patrick and all would live happily ever after. The main characters, especially Jo, go trough a lot of dirty TROUBLE, too many for a novel, I felt so bad for her. I didn’t understand a few of the heroine’s decisions and some scenes switched so fast and I had to go back and read again to catch up.

I thought this story just went from sex scene to sex scene, but then by the end of the book you see how lovely her RELATIONSHIP with Patrick develops and even after all the bad things that happen to them, he’s able to forgive her. But why, oh why, did she have to sleep with Mr. D?! And it was stupid of her to go to that dinner, and so many things she could’ve avoided when she was so happy with Patrick.

Most of the sex scenes are great, some dialogs are really weird and other situations makes the heroine so embarrassed that you wanna scream at her. Tell Me More is a fascinating story but has a lot issues that might disappoint the reader.

 

SEXUAL CONTENT: 5/5


RATING: 3/5

This book was received through Harlequin. That doesn’t affect my opinion about the book.

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Bella Street – Guest Post

August 28, 2011

Today we’re having the author Bella Street here at the blog! She’s one of the the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways featured authors, and we’ll learn how she came up with the Apocalypse Babes series!

Living so close to Nashville has provoked me to take up fiddle lessons. Until my tunes are fit for human consumption, I enjoy paranormal stories (Buffy, Sookie Stackhouse, Kitty Norville, Kelley Armstrong) or anything that combines romance with the just plain weird.

It’s been said that a sure sign of the coming apocalypse is an 80s roller skate disco movie coming to DVD (with special features). In the first book of my science-fiction novel series entitled Apocalypse Babes, a stylish group of twenty-something friends are torn from the Babylonian arms of 2006 West Hollywood and flung nearly thirty years into the past. It might be because one of them purchased the taboo film in a nostalgic moment, setting off a chain of events more disturbing than a roller skating conga line. They wake up in an apocalyptic but strangely familiar landscape, complete with a hidden mountain compound and retro survivalists, hinting at hidden and retro secrets they must face if they want to survive.

At least this story seemed like a good idea at the time. I blame it on my years marinating in material by Joss Whedon, Wes Anderson, and Edgar Wright. Makes for some crazy, angsty ideas.

Add to that my contrary nature. I felt that there was a dearth of slightly pathetic females amidst all the leather-clad, kick-ass heroines out there. My heroine, Seffy (short for Persephone), wears a pink velour tracksuit and sometimes gets a little whiney (hey, zombies and psychonautics aren’t exactly a cake walk). But instead of being Too Stupid To Live, she’s on an epic journey, whether she knows it or not, and is pushed to meet unexpected challenges—from her past issues to her present love triangle.

I added the zombie element to editorialize about the relationships and lifestyles of the friends. In Night of the Living Dead, the zombies represent the mind-numbed pointlessness of racism. Another film, Shaun of the Dead, highlights the shambolic lives of English pub-crawlers. What I love so much about zombies is that they represent something you can’t outrun, whether it’s death or your past. It will always catch up to you when you least expect it. The ‘Apocalypse Babes’ friends have quite a few secrets and issues they’d like to keep on the down low, but are forced to deal with them when they realize they’re stuck in the past, literally and figuratively.

Apocalypse Babes is a six book series. The first three books (The Z Word, The X Factor, iRobotronic) are available on Kindle and Smashwords. The Z Word is free at Smashwords and part of a contest where prizes include a Juicy Couture tracksuit, Pink perfume by Victoria’s Secret, a $30 Amazon GC, and signed copies of my books.

Where you can follow the author:
website | blog | facebook | twitter

Where you can buy THE Z WORD:
Amazon | Smashwords | All Romance eBooks

*Bella has donated copies of her book, THE Z WORD, as a prizes for the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways !*

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Ley Mesina – Guest Post

August 26, 2011

Today we’re having author Ley Mesina here at the blog! She’s one of the the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways featured authors, so let’s get to know her!

Ley Mesina spent most of her childhood and young adult life writing short stories. She planned to teach after she graduated with her Master’s in Psychology but, instead, decided to pursue her passion for writing. Ley lives in Southern California with her husband and children and is a frequent visitor of her own imagination.

When did you start writing?

I started writing at an early age. In elementary school we would have to write short stories and sometimes there would be contests. I remember my teachers telling me that my writing was very good, but it was too “scary” for school material. My writing continued throughout high school, and then I took a hiatus for a few years when I was going through my Bachelor’s degree. The program was pretty intense and I was consumed with writing a paper (sometimes two) each week.

I started writing again toward the end of my degree. I’ve had several stories started but unfinished. Then I came up with Reborn and started writing non-stop once I graduated with my Master’s in Psychology in 2010. I was planning to teach, but during that time schools had put a freeze on any more hires, so I thought it was a perfect time to pursue my passion in writing. The truth of the matter is I enjoy writing! I’m perfectly content writing books because in a world where most (not all, but most) things are so serious, where responsibility is always a priority, getting lost in my imagination is a sense of release and freedom that I’ve never felt. It’s like going on vacation. When I write, I get to live in that world and I feel connected to the characters I create. It’s truly an amazing experience and I want to share it with the world.

Which writers inspire you?

When I was younger, my biggest inspiration was R.L. Stine. I really enjoyed his books and I wanted to write books just like him. Edgar Allan Poe also fascinated me, as well as William Shakespeare and Greek Mythology. As I grew older my interests expanded and I would read just about anything that caught my attention. I have a wide range of interests and that’s the way I like it. Life is too short to not explore (whether in real life or imagination).

How did you come up with the story for Reborn?

I had several stories at the time but none of them felt right. So I took some time to re-evaluate. During this time there was so much hype about vampires and werewolves that I just thought, “why not write about vampires? It’s what’s “in” right now and it’s something that interests me. As I was thinking about the storyline, I thought it would be a great twist to add witches into the mix. Then I came up with the idea of incorporating mythology and thought it would be perfect if I combined that concept with my witches.

Do you have any parting thoughts for your readers?

Writing has always been such a big part of my life and I just want to be able to share it with them. I’m grateful for everyone who has supported my writing, the newcomers who have just discovered my books, and even those that didn’t like it so much. All the ups and downs have made me grow as a writer and I’ve learned to appreciate the good with the bad.

CONNECT WITH ME:
Ley Mesina’s Blog |Facebook |Twitter |Goodreads

WHERE TO PURCHASE REBORN:
Amazon.com |Amazon.co.uk |Amazon.de |Barnes and Noble |Smashwords |Createspace (Paperback Edition)

*Ley has donated one ebook copy of her book, REBORN, as a prize of the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways !*

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