Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ursa Unearthed by JL Madore


JL Madore, lover of family, animals and chocolate has a soft spot for romance and a hot button for sexy stories. She didn't find writing so much as it found her. Waking each morning with a vivid cast of characters tangled in chaos in her head, it seemed essential to capture them on the page.

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Mika’s life has never been normal, but it’s hers.

After being told by the Great Spirit to stand up for the Earth Mother’s children and “save the great species from extinction,” she buries herself in an investigative journalism career hunting down poachers and exposing illegal trade in wildlife exotics. A survivor by nature, she would rather fight injustice than maneuver the hassles and heartache of relationships anyway.

When danger suddenly finds her unprepared, Mika’s perception of her life is shattered and she is hurled into a realm of magic and murder she does not understand. Seduced by Bruin, the powerful and sexy warrior who saves her life, Mika is catapulted into a world where Were-creatures and Scourge assassins threaten not only her life but her heart as well.

With the boundary between worlds crumbling, Mika realizes that her destiny to save the great species will draw her deeper into a reality more terrifying to her than anything she has faced before.

Trusting in love.


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Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
This is book two of five and a natural continuation from book one 'Blaze Ignites'. I love series novels and especially a series that focuses almost exclusively on a core group of characters. You really get to know them that way.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
I wrote it in 6 or 7 months of a yearlong writing class. We met every two weeks to hone our skills, listen and learn from the others in the class and get swept away by the freefall writing prompts the facilitators gave us. It's my favourite way to write.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
The mysterious connections that just happen near the end of the story that you didn't intentionally plant, but somehow your subconscious mind put there for you to discover right when you needed it. It's an awesome moment and if I'm lucky, happens once or twice a book.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
Editing to deadline when I have stories buzzing in my head.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
I think I'd be Diana Gabaldon so I could be on set in Scotland watching my novel and characters come to life. That's my end goal. Seeing my characters on TV or at the movies.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
There are a couple purple popsicles in the back of the freezer. I'd guess two years old.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
In the Scourge Survivor Series: Book 3 – Torrent of Tears is in edits. Book 4 – Blind Spirit is being written. I also have a dark paranormal that I've been shopping around to publishers, but everyone says Paranormal isn't trending right now, so no Angels and Demons. Meh. If I don't sell it, I'll self-pub those three. Oh, and I'm also writing a women's fiction loosely framed around the year I lived in Panama. Lots on the go.

Cemetery Highway by Hamish Robert Johnson


I grew up in Melbourne Australia and was fortunate enough to have a relatively unexciting childhood. After high school I attended film school at Deakin University, and while making the requisite pretentious art projects I discovered I had a knack for writing dialogue. In short, I wanted to be the next Quentin Tarantino.

After film school I put my passion asside and began an hilarious and relatively short lived culinary career. Quickly rising up the ranks, I found myself cooking in some of Australia’s finest restaurants and finishing a 3 year apprenticeship in 18 months. It was in these hellish kitchens that I rediscovered my love for quirky, dirty, flirty characters, which again stoked my desire for writing and the arts.

Upon hearing The Strokes for the first time, and with absolutely no preparation whatsoever I moved to New York City in 2003. I was once more surrounded by a bevy of interesting folks, inundating me with stories of hardship, romance and hope. How one cannot find inspiration in this city was beyond me. What was also beyond me was the ability to generate an income, so I hopped on the Greyhound with the little money I had left and got as far away as I could.

Austin Texas was my next port of call. Upon arriving I had a mere $40 to my name, but coupled with the attitude of a fearless traveler I was invincible. I quickly finagled a job, a room in a Revenge of the Nerds style college housing situation and the prominent position as lead guitarist in The Handsome Charlies.

I wouldn’t say I was a great guitarist, but I certainly knew how to act like one, and as we were sharing bills with The Black Angels and Ghostland Observatory I could be excused for thinking that I too would make it. But after a particularly ghastly SXSW performance I found myself standing in the parking lot listening to The Strokes perform “Is this it?” across the road. “No it is not”, I answered, and declared that I would return to writing and not continue to get distracted by flashier pursuits.

I commenced writing screenplays, pilots and web series like a madman and have not slowed down since. I now have multiple screenplays in various stages of development, and have completed my first novel. And I am here to stay!

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Cemetery Highway is a rollicking tale of fame, friendship and falls from grace, set in a world where zombies are the elite and humans are the underclass.

Best friends Dexter, Michelle, Penny and Cakes have started a group called the Anti Zombie Alliance and plan on sticking it to the zombies once and for all. But when zombie big-wig Max convinces the suave Dexter to trade his standards for stardom, things get ugly.


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What inspired you to write the story?
I have always loved the John Hughes coming of age stories. I wanted to tell a tale about a group of kids who are approaching the point in life where they decide on a career, but as a zombie story. The zombies I chose represent the corporate lifestyle, in that they work 100 hours a week in high profile, yet inconsequential positions.

How long did it take you to write?
The book took me about six months to write. That may sound fast, but I prepared by spending the two years prior writing the screenplay. I know things are generally done in the reverse order, but who am I to go the typical route. Also, the film is in preproduction and scheduled to shoot in December.

What is your favorite thing about writing?
The DIY aspect is what appeals to me. Many other DIY creative activities require more hands on deck, or a certain amount of backing to pull off - film for example. But with writing it’s just me…or you. It’s like DI (all by) Y

What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Forgetting to speelcheck.

If you could be any famous person for one day who would it be and why?
Louis CK. That man is brilliant, and is the most captivating storyteller around today.

What is the oldest thing in the fridge?
A can of Sprite. It’s been in there for years. I just looked and was pretty surprised to find it. I’m pretty sure it won’t be there after lunch…

What can reader expect from you in the future?
Laughs a plenty. I’m planning on putting out a book and a movie every two years. 

Stronger by Sarah Greyson‏


Sarah Greyson is an Amazon Best Selling author. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and four spoiled animals. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a concentration in Professional Writing and her Master's Degree in Education.

When she is not writing or spending time with her family, she loves reading sizzling romantic suspense novels that make her blush. She loves a glass of pinot grigio, back-yard barbecues with friends and family, and helping her kids with their homework (in that order).

Her interests span all genres: from Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to Slave by Shari Hayes to The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV. Sarah's favorite genres are contemporary romantic suspense and erotic suspense; the types of novels she crafts. While the concepts are familiar and comfortable, she brings her own unique story and personality to everything she writes. She loves the feeling of crafting a spicy, action-packed novel. Writing is her passion. She wants to leave her readers breathless after experiencing the intense ride that is her novel.

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They always wanted to fix him. Didn’t they realize there was no fixing his kind of broke?

Haunted by the loss of his beloved fiancée a year and a half ago at the hands of a terrorist cell, ex-Green Beret Rob Fabik doesn’t know how to let go. The sounds and sights of her death replay in his mind, and he tortures himself with the guilt he feels over not being able to save her life, distracting himself with alcohol and women.

Attending Harvard University, Lola Sardeson is a down-to-earth, rich girl who is tired of living under her father’s thumb. One night out with friends quickly turns into a nightmare as she is kidnapped from a busy Boston nightclub. Her nightmare intensifies as she learns that the Ortiz Cartel sells young, innocent girls into the sex-slave trade.

The Unit’s mission is to rescue Lola from the nefarious clutches of the Ortiz Cartel. From the instant Rob sees Lola, she touches something deep inside him, drawing out his protective nature. These feelings only serve to intensify the guilt he feels over losing his dead fiancée.

Forced by circumstance under the same roof, Lola inspires Rob to grow stronger. Can he suppress his feelings for Lola, or will guilt consume him alive? Can he forgive himself for not saving his fiancée? Can Rob save Lola and protect her from the greedy hands of the Ortiz Cartel?


With the release of “Stronger (The Unit 2),” the price of “Closer (The Unit 1)” has been dropped to to 0.99 permanently. “Stronger (The Unit 2)” will be on sale for .99 cents until October 3, 2014. After said date, the price of “Stronger” will increase to its normal price of $2.99.

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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I absolutely love to read erotic romantic suspense. My first series is about a group of Green Berets who are out of the military and working for a private security firm. However, being a Green Beret is part of who they are as men. I was inspired to use Green Berets as my protagonists because my brother is one, and I am very proud of him and of all of the men and women that serve our country selflessly.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I only write on the weekends. I need to work my day job to pay for my writing habit. Therefore, it takes approximately two and a half months to write a 68000 (estimate) word novel.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I love getting to know my characters. I love delving deep into their psyches and learning how they would respond to the world I have created for them. I adore talking to my readers about my book. The ladder is my utmost favorite part!

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I would be Sylvia Day. I want to be inside her mind for a day – to think like she does.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
There are some stuffed shells from a week ago still in my fridge. Thank you for reminding me that I need to toss them into the garbage can.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
The third book in The Unit series is slated for release late January 2015. Then I will start on a new erotic romantic suspense series. I love writing erotic romantic suspense. I love combining the danger, the love, the sex, the bad guys (I secretly love torturing bad guys), and the good guys into one novel. I think it makes for an intense escape. That is what I hope to create for my readers: an escape.

Shifting Currents by Lissa Trevor‏


Lissa Trevor has her stilettos firmly entrenched in the romance community. Spank Me Mr. Darcy is her debut novel from Riverdale Avenue Books. She is a frequent reader at Manhattan's Between The Covers events, where her novellas Wild Oats and Timelash from Coliloquy's Entwined volumes 1 & 2 have been very popular. Lissa also created an erotic story template for Coliloquy's ValEntwined promotion that allowed readers to download a personalized ebook starring themselves and their significant other.

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After the meteorite wiped out civilization and most of the population, it took thirty years to scrabble together rudiments of society again. Sex is the main currency, for those who haven’t mutated special abilities.

Bethany, a Tech, is able to channel electricity through her body and charge up electronics. When she saves a Shifter girl about to be sold at auction, the girl’s brother, Lucas, offers to repay the debt with his body. While Bethany would love to have Lucas at her beck and call, she’d rather have sex with someone who wanted her as a partner instead of an obligation. But unable to resist the sexy Shifter, she agrees to his terms.

When an opportunity presents itself to travel cross the ravaged countryside to loot the remains of California, Bethany believes this is the best chance for her to find her own brother, a rogue Shifter on the run for a crime he didn’t commit. Lucas wants to go, too, to free his Shifter pack.

The caravan members are expected to provide sexual services to the owners in exchange for passage out and back. As the lines between pleasure and payment become blurred, Bethany struggles to remain human while the pull of the energy feels good enough to leave her meat sack body behind. Can Lucas learn to ground her against the shifting currents?


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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
This was a dream I had. Most of my stories start out as dreams. Basically my sub conscious goes "What if . . . ." before I go to bed and if I'm lucky, I wake up the next morning with a book idea.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I wrote Shifting Currents on and off again for about three years. I originally had it as just Bethany's point of view, but I knew I was missing something, so I tried writing scenes in other peoples point of view to see who would be the best character to tell the story. It turned out it was all of them. I even cut two point of view characters. They're still in the book, but their chapters were cut in editing.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Creating worlds and people and having them interact with each other. I like letting my mind and fingers go and coming up for air two hours later with a new chapter or story.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Getting started. I can procrastinate for hours. I always wait until the last minute to start things and I'm so used to working under the pressure of a deadline, I don't think I can motivate myself without one.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I would be Donald Trump so I could stay in a swanky Manhattan condo and spend lots of money and give lots of money away.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Oh dear, I'm afraid to look. I suspect it's a jar of sundried tomatoes or a bottle of dressing. I'd say it's about a year old. Usually, I'm pretty good about getting rid of the science experiments, but every now and then something slips into the back and doesn't come out until it's time to play the "What stinks in here?" game.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have a new erotic Halloween novella coming out on 10/28. It's called Triad and it's about a vampire, witch and a werewolf engaging in sex magic to beat an incubus at his own game. Also early next year, my erotic parody novel Menage a Musketeers, which is a mash-up of Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers with sexy times will be out through Riverdale Avenue Books. It’s a tale of sword and debauchery. All for one and one for all – indeed. It’s a follow-up to my controversial first title Spank Me, Mr. Darcy, which is a mash-up of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and BDSM.

Rogue’s Paradise by Jeffe Kennedy


Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.

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Pregnant, possessed, and in love with a man I don’t dare to trust-those are the consequences of the risks I took to save my life. But Faerie, the land of blood and magic, is filled with bitter ironies, and the bargains I made now threaten me and my unborn child.

The darkly sensual fae noble Rogue still tempts me to danger and desire. As we await the birth of our child, I’ve been forced to question whether our offspring is part of a bargain Rogue once made to save himself. He can’t tell me the truth due to a spell the vicious Queen Titania has him under. Would he betray our family against his will? Could I ever forgive him if he does?

Rogue insists on an eternal commitment from me, even as Titania’s forces close in on us. I don’t know if Rogue and I can withstand her onslaught, or that of the beast within me. But I will not stop looking for answers-even if it brings the walls of Faerie crashing down.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Position by Dahlia Salvatore‏

Dahlia Salvatore is a thirty-two-year-old female author living in Seattle, Washington with her husband. She comes from Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to Seattle six years ago. She loves the west coast and doesn’t see herself anywhere else.

Her influences include contemporary writers J.K. Rowling, Mary Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and many many others.

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Dylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He’s prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did he get where he is today—to the level of Junior Executive of Design Production?

Well, that involves how he takes his pants off…

and for whom…

Hoping to break through the glass ceiling under which she’s been trapped for years, Valerie Caplan picks up her life and moves to Seattle. After hearing about the position of Senior Executive of Design Production from an art director at Kerrigan, she decides to apply. When she lands the big interview, she never thinks for a minute that she’ll have any serious competition. She assumes that she has the job in the bag…until she discovers that the only competition has something she doesn’t have—the willingness to go outside the office to impress Danica Stewart, their uptight female boss.


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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I wanted to write an erotic novel with main characters who were forced into a situation where they were forced together and have a relationship come out of that.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
Two months.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
It's a fantastic outlet for emotion and stress.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Insecurity. Sometimes I feel like I suck, but my beta readers are great cheerleaders and know how to keep me in shape. :)

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Deborra-Lee Furness... because she's married to Hugh Jackman.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Butter. A week and half old.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I am writing a lot of things right now including the first book in a revenge trilogy. I cannot wait to release the first book. I'm hoping it'll be out by Christmas.

The Second Coming: A Love Story by Scott Pinsker (Theo-Thriller)‏

A nationally-recognized Public Relations expert, Scott Pinsker has worked with professional athletes, musicians, comedians and countless celebs-in-peril, managing everything from crisis communications to reputation management. His analysis of publicity trends and political brand-building tactics has been featured on FOXNews.com, the Washington Times and Jewish World Review.

Pinsker developed the concept for The Second Coming: A Love Story almost 15 years ago, while attending law school in Washington, DC. As the author tells it:

“According to Christian theology, the Devil is thousands of years old and deviously brilliant. I remember wondering one night, if such a creature didn’t want you to know who he was… how would you know? How could you out-think a creature that’s not only smarter than you, but also thousands of years more experienced and capable of supernatural powers? We get fooled by ordinary people every day – and most of the time, they’re not particularly clever! So what prayer would we realistically have to outwit the Prince of Darkness?

Then I had a further thought: If the Devil really wanted to con mankind, he wouldn’t appear with a pitchfork and horns. All those horror movies have it wrong; that’s too obvious. Instead, his best option would be to appear as a holy man – and to attach himself to the faith of his target audience. Because if I were Satan’s publicist, that’s what I’d recommend.

For the last 15 years, I’ve been obsessively researching the subject matter, studying ancient texts and combing through the delicate intricacies of Christian eschatology. The end-result is The Second Coming: A Love Story. You needn’t be a theologist to enjoy this “thought-experiment” but it certainly won’t hurt: I’ve woven-in countless clues and subtle references to the identity of the true Second Coming – and to the identity of Satan – throughout. No matter your faith, no matter your background, this book will challenge you to reconsider the very nature of existence. And that’s the God-honest truth.”

Scott Pinsker lives in Tampa Bay, Florida, with his wife, two young boys, two rescue cats and his 220-pound mastiff. This novel is the first in a trilogy; the follow-up, Three Days Later: A Revenge Story, will be released in 2015.

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Two men claim to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Each claims the other is Satan in disguise – but only one is telling the truth, and the reader isn’t explicitly told who’s who. The United States soon splits along ideological lines, with Red America swearing allegiance to the conservative “savior” and Blue America (naturally) worshiping at the altar of the other. A furious Culture War-turned-Holy War erupts, with both sides waging a win-at-all-costs marketing campaign to prove their savior’s supremacy. 

It’s finally happened: Red America and Blue America are headed for Armageddon!

Adding to the intrigue, the key characters are modernized updates of Bible heroes. For example, Mary Magdalene is recast as Margaret Magdala, Esquire – an unscrupulous attorney who sells her “services” to the highest bidder, until a self-declared savior rescues her from a lifetime of sin.

But was she really saved? Or damned to Hell?

And how well do any of us REALLY know the face of God?


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