Bad For Me Tour + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / April 20, 2015

  An obsessive bookworm, CODI GARY likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. 10 Things to Love About Rock Canyon   Even when you hate them, the town’s characters have so much life, you feel like they’re real. Buck’s Shot Bar is a place where everyone knows your name…and your business… There are so many places to explore…and sneak off to get your mack on with one of the town’s resident hotties. Speaking of hotties, whether you like your men with a halo or black, crooked wings, we got a guy for you. Our heroines are flawed, but fierce when fighting for the people they love. The small town gossip blogger, Miss Know It All, will root for you to find your true love (even as she exposes all your dirty deeds). The animal sidekicks are quirky and their antics hysterical. Proof that country must be country wide. The bad guys (and slightly obnoxious busy bodies) get theirs one way or another.  Happily Ever…

Review: A Woman of Love + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / April 16, 2015

  When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life. A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves. Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted. Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss? A Woman of Love by Marlow Kelly   Quickie gem! The beginning of story felt rushed but satisfying enough for a quick sexy read. The author could’ve spent more time describing the characters before the confrontations started, there were moments where I felt she had potential to do that, for example: “She expected him to turn over, and go to sleep once he was done, but he held her close,…

Untrue Colors Excerpt + #Giveaway
Excerpt , Giveaway / April 13, 2015

  A Bostonian by birth, Veronica Forand regrettably lost her Boston accent while moving from state to state and country to country. Cleveland probably had the most profound effect on her ability to pronounce the “r” in the word “park.” Her experience in crime involves time as a court appointed attorney. Eventually, she switched fields to where bigger crimes take place, corporate tax. The allure of spending mornings in her pajamas homeschooling her children and writing fascinating fiction caused her to change careers again. Now that the kids are out of the house (in school), she writes romantic thrillers by day and is the perfect wife and mother at night.      Bellow is an excerpt from Vernica’s new book, Untrue Colors! Enjoy!   Alex grieved as she looked toward the Louvre for possibly the last time. She had no choice but to leave Paris and the sublime treasures forming its artistic soul. Overhearing Luc’s plan to celebrate their four-month anniversary by murdering her set off her own plan of running as far away from him as possible. What began as a fairytale romance had morphed into a traumatic descent into hell. Luc had no problem stealing fine art and…

Fall Semester Excerpt + #Giveaway
Excerpt , Giveaway / April 9, 2015

  Stephanie Fournet lives in Lafayette, Louisiana—not far from the Saint Streets where her novels are set. She shares her home with her husband John and her daughter Hannah, their needy dogs Gladys and Mabel, and an immortal blue finch named Baby Blue. When she isn’t writing romance novels, she is usually helping students get into college, teaching AP English, or running. She loves hearing from fans, so you can follow her on Facebook, message her on Goodreads, or email her.   I don’t need this. But he made no move to go, to even stand. He looked at the girl in the bed, and the thought of returning to his car and driving home seemed airless, crushing. You can’t possibly think… But some part of him told that voice to clam up. As though he were leafing through a reference book, Malcolm consciously tried to draw to mind every encounter he’d had with Maren Gardner and explore it carefully. He remembered their first meeting, her abrupt introduction at the beginning-of-term mixer. Had it been abrupt? Or had she just been exceedingly warm to talk to a joyless prick like himself? He remembered her telling him about her father and,…

Lynda Simmons’ Flash Fiction + Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / April 8, 2015

  Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was. Good Works – A Serialized Novella By Lynda Simmons Chapter Three You don’t spend years working in conflict zones without learning one of life’s great lessons: never let the bad guy take you anywhere. So when he started dragging me toward the dumpster, I jerked back against him quick and hard. Throwing him off balance long enough to stomp on his foot while reaching behind me for a fistful of something. “Crazy bitch,” he muttered, his hold loosening when my fingers locked in his hair. “Thank you,” I said, throwing myself back again, toppling us both in a heap beside the dumpster. I rolled to the side, tried to get to my feet, to run away, but a hand shot out and grabbed my ankle….