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The Pirate's Jewel
by Ruth A. Casie | Interview

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for THE PIRATE'S JEWEL?

Have you ever read a book with secondary characters that scream for a story of their own? Or better yet, characters you want to know more about. Wesley Reynolds and Darla Maxwell, the central characters of The Pirate's Jewel are the parents of Lisbeth Reynolds, the heroine in my story, The Guardian's Witch. They have a small part in the story and begged for one of their own.

Q: I understand it's set in the world of the series Pirates of Britannia. What's...

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The Highland Renegade
by Amy Jarecki | Interview

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Winter Wishes
13 Regency Christmas novellas from favorite authors!
Cinderell And The Lady
The sudden death of Ellie's father leaves her with an uncertain future. Her stepmother, Geraldine and step-sister Mina treat her like a servant. The seductive Countess Tremaine wants to save Ellie from her life of drudgery, but all for a price- her innocence. She feels all hope is lost until she meets a lady who makes all her wishes come true. Lady Kristina, the Duke of Perrault's daughter has returned home after five years abroad. She's expected to marry, but her attraction to women stops her from carrying out her parents' wishes. One night she meets a shy servant girl and becomes obsessed. She'll do whatever she can to gain the trust of this mysterious woman and claim her for her own. With the countess pressuring Ellie into accepting her unscrupulous offer, and her stepmother growing more unstable, she turns to Kristina for support. But then her whole world comes crashing down when she learns the truth behind Kristina's identity and the lies Geraldine has kept from her. As Ellie falls victim to those dark forces set on ruining her, Kristina fights to save Ellie's heart before she loses her forever.
Vanity And Humility
What if vanity threatened to destroy the only love you've ever known? Detective Ethan Brant is on the hunt for a murderess who is seducing her victims and stealing collections of diamonds from each one. When the woman he suspects becomes his father's newest wife, Ethan's fears multiply. He's determined to protect his only remaining family member, no matter the cost. All of his attention is focused on bringing the guilty party to justice. He has no time for, or interest in, women. But when he discovers a beautiful, young woman swimming at the lake on his father's property he feels an instant attraction. Cady Eldon's history with men taught her it was foolish to lose her heart to one. But when she meets Ethan, she can't ignore the fire that burns inside her, making her long for the feel of his skin against hers. Discovering that he's a police detective, she becomes intrigued. Why would a man whose family is wealthy want to live so humbly? Her attraction to him, and her interest in the murder case he's working on, pulls them together on a journey north where they become entangled in the manipulative web of the murderess Ethan is chasing. Ethan and Cady soon learn just how cruel one woman's vanity can be and how she will stop at nothing to get the riches she believes she deserves. Will their love survive, or will they fall victim to the greatest sin of all?
Apathy And Vigor
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy? Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen's best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob's sister, the woman Tristen is in love with. The once confident, handsome, young man is now on a downward spiral of sorrow and depression. Soon after Amalie Fergus lost her brother in a fire, her father died and their family properties were repossessed. She had nothing left and no one to turn to. When she took a job as a maid for a wealthy gentleman she never expected that he would try to force himself on her, or that she would now be on the run for his murder. Running from the scene of the crime, Amalie collides with a man from her past who offers to keep her safe from the police on one condition—she return to Tristen and steal some property papers from him. When Amalie shows up at Tristen's doorstep, begging him to take her in, he's suspicious. Despite their passionate past, and the feelings he still has for her, all he can think about is how quickly she abandoned him. So why has she come back into his life after all these months? With the two former lovers reunited, it becomes obvious that the passion between them is still smoldering, but can they overcome everything that stands in their way, and will they ever discover who is responsible for the fire that changed their lives forever?

BOOK REVIEWS
Wolf Rebel
| Contemporary Romance

With a rapidly growing menagerie of paranormal creatures injecting new life into the SWAT series, WOLF REBEL is a fun and campy, enemies-to-lovers with a twist story as Paige Tyler ups the ante here with more than just repetitive storylines of werewolves...

Undercover Twin
| Romantic Suspense/Mystery

While UNDERCOVER TWIN leads the readers on an exciting adventure into the inner workings of the mob/exclusive club of villains, the writing is somewhat amateurish. Audrey, the heroine, is described to be a brilliant scientist, and she is at that with...

Ghost of a Chance
| Paranormal Romance

GHOST OF A CHANCE is the second book in the Redclaw Security series, and I was delighted to get the opportunity to read it. Sarah starts off a bit dubiously but don't worry. She comes into her own. She just needs to figure things out first. Casey is...

Submitting to Two Doms
| Erotic Romance

BJ Wane has done it again! Her hot and lusty cowboy doms are back, and this time we get two of them! In the fifth book of her wildly popular Cowboy Doms series, BJ has long been a favorite author of mine, especially since her Virginia Doms series. This...

Rescued by a Mountain Man
| Erotic Romance

A sexy read, RESCUED BY A MOUNTAIN MAN is a short story with likeable characters and a steamy storyline. A good in between read if you are looking for some hotness.

Promise of Darkness
| Fantasy Romance

Bec McMaster's PROMISE OF DARKNESS was an amazing read. Her world building and storytelling were instantly engaging and well before Thiago and Vi finally "join", I was already rooting for their success. Likes: As this is book 1 in her new series Dark...

Shifter Planet
| Paranormal Romance

I began this book a while ago, then left it by the wayside because it was difficult to get into the action immediately. Picking it up months later and soldiering on with more patience, SHIFTER PLANET turned out to be a rewarding and imaginative read that...

Bishop Takes Knight
| Historical Romance

BISHOP TAKES KNIGHT is the first book in the Redclaw Origins series. Now, I have read two books of the Redclaw Security series, and thoroughly enjoyed them. So I was intrigued by the thought of going back to see where it all began. I was NOT disappointed. This...

Witching Hour Madness
| Paranormal Romance

Continuing the mystery that surrounds Meredith and Malcolm, WITCHING HOUR MADNESS is an enticing read. I have enjoyed the development of this series and it characters and found this an enjoyable story.

Bringing Down The Duke
| Historical Romance

Historical romances I read lately tend to blend into one another, even ones by favorite authors. Hence, reading BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE is a refreshing change, and this can be attributed to the author's engaging writing style and beautiful prose. The setting--Victorian...

For Fox Sake
| LGBTQ

FOR FOX SAKE is the first book in Fetish Alley, however this series is a spinoff of the Men of London. I didn't know this when I started reading this story and although I enjoyed this suspenseful, sexy story, I would have been more engaged if I had read...

Arctic Heat
| LGBTQ

There's something I find compelling about Annabeth Albert's Frozen Hearts series, but perhaps it's the wilds of Alaska and the odd, accompanying sense of adventure and danger so far north that pull me in. Here, the urban-suave ex-investment banker and...

Dine With me
| LGBTQ

DINE WITH ME is as much as a tribute to food as it is to romance: two weeks with an ailing celebrity chef (his self-imposed last rites, so to speak) and a foodie doctor on the verge of a career shift. Layla Reyne takes a different direction with DINE...

Pure Dumb Luck
| LGBTQ

PURE DUMB LUCK is a fast-paced, easy friends to lovers romance. Eddie and Woody have been friends since their school days, and the attraction between them has been there just as long. Once they win the lottery, they find the freedom to act on that attraction,...

Lord of the Last Heartbeat
| LGBTQ

LORD OF THE LAST HEARTBEAT is the first book in the Sacred Dark series, and we focus on Mio and Rhodry. Both of these have secrets and 'powers' that have an effect on their lives. Mio no longer wants to 'help' his mother, but can't see a way out. Rhodry...

Broken News: M/M Mafia Romance
| LGBTQ

BROKEN NEWS is a suspenseful M/M romance, with twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Characters who aren't quite what they seem, an engaging story line and a world where some never dare to tread. Overall, a really good read and one I would...

Arctic Heat
| LGBTQ

ARCTIC HEAT is the third book in the Frozen Hearts series, and although we stay in Alaska, we see a very different side of it. There is less emphasis placed on the beauty of the region, and more on the natural dangers that exist every winter. In this...

Search and Destroy
| Contemporary Romance

In SEARCH AND DESTROY, Julie Rowe amps it up with a serious but sudden outbreak of measles, the mobilisation and the rush to contain yet another outbreak. In a straight, unapologetic continuation from the previous book (those who haven't yet might find...

Good Guy
| Contemporary Romance

GOOD GUY combines forbidden attraction, hockey and a reporter desperately using anything she can to get a scoop on the latest (and oldest) rookie's life, with a little bit of a twist. But Kate Meader is a near-auto read for me most of the time and this...

Dine With me
| LGBTQ

DINE WITH ME is a change of direction from the Romantic Suspense novels I have read by Layla Reyne. And I don't mean in a bad way, as I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Miller is a chef, who has just closed down a restaurant, is getting a divorce from...

Submitting to the Lawyer
| Erotic Romance

You know when you just find that book that you settle in with and don't want to stop reading? Well this is that book. SUBMITTING TO THE LAWYER is the 4th book in BJ's Cowboy Dom series, and each cowboy just keeps getting hotter and hotter as the series...

Here Comes The Son
| LGBTQ

Childhood friends, a first crush turned into more, battles with demons, and more junk food than you can shake a stick at all done Dahlia Donovan style. HERE COMES THE SON is a little different than what I would normally expect from this author with its...

Spellbound
| LGBTQ

SPELLBOUND is the first book in the Magic in Manhattan series, and I seriously can't wait for book two! Set in the 1920's, you get a front seat to all that involves--Speakeasy's, prohibition, mobsters, Germans. It's all here, and gives you an insight...

Submitting to the Sheriff
| Erotic Romance

SUBMITTING TO THE SHERIFF is the second book in the superbly talented BJ Wane's Cowboy Doms series. If you love your men alpha and heroic and your women independent with a slight touch of brat, you won't be disappointed here. BJ had definitely settled...

Safe in the Hitman's Arms
| Erotic Romance

SAFE IN THE HITMAN'S ARMS is a well paced short story, with dynamic characters and an intriguing support cast. I found the storyline engaging and balance between story and romance well delivered. Overall a great read!

Saved Between the Sheets
| Erotic Romance

SAVED BETWEEN THE SHEETS is a collection of stories, all revolving around the world of Superheroes. Some are 'for real', whilst others aren't--one involves a costume of someone going to a KinkCon. Whether it is Reverse Harem, or BDSM, or just plain...

The Alpha Wolf's Mate
| Erotic Romance

THE ALPHA WOLF'S MATE appears to be a standalone, although it could quite easily be turned into a series, as there are a number of characters I want to hear more about. Serena is heading towards her new job when her car breaks down... at night... on...

Good With His Hands
| Erotic Romance

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a quick read, centering around an unexpected encounter in the wilderness. The story is charming with likeable characters and a cute, sexy storyline.

Overture
| Erotic Romance

Skye Warren's daring forbidden themes have been my catnip for a while and I jumped on OVERTURE for this very reason. A warning caveat about the edginess of this story: Ms. Warren respects the consensual age limit, though the age-gap between guardian and...

A Werewolf State of Mind
| Erotic Romance

A psychiatrist and a patient that are more than you can see. A WEREWOLF STATE OF MIND has delightful characters with great interaction. I enjoyed this story. The characters' openness and romantic development were well delivered, leaving me wanting...

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MEET THE AUTHORS
Diana Rubino
Cape Cod

I'm a self-confessed history nut, my favorite eras being Medieval and Renaissance England, and all American history. I've written several novels set in England and the U.S., two time travel romances, a vampire romance, and a fantasy romance, FAKIN' IT...

Nikki Prince
California

I am a mother of two children both still school age. My passion for reading romance began at the young age of 11. So I have been reading romance books for 30 years. I am a lover of chatting and making friends, writing, reading, cooking, gaming and a...

Pat Henshaw
Northern California

Pat Henshaw: 1. Is a she, not a he. 2. Writes MM romances. 3. Has interviewed Arlo Guthrie, Big Bird, Fred Rogers, Liberace, and Vincent Price. 4. Has lived and worked on all three US coasts and in the middle of the country, too. 5. Has been a reviewer,...

Anne Barwell
Wellington, New Zealand

I'm an M/M author and write across a range of genres including SF, fantasy, and historical. I live in Wellington, New Zealand and share my home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them. This is an ongoing "discussion," and...

Amy Romine
Oklahoma, USA

Amy Romine has always wanted to be one of the good guys. From playing Charlie's Angels in the backyard of her Macungie, PA home as a child to the pages of her unending projects, Amy has always dreamed of adventure and romance. Her need to make the characters...

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Laurie Keck lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She frequently visits the beach with her two small dogs, and enjoys quiet time in natural surroundings. As much as Laurie enjoys the ocean, she is equally at home amidst the forest and mountains....


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Bridget
Boston, Massachusetts

An historian by training, I've been reading for as long as I can remember. My first real introduction to romance novels came while I was studying in England and the Library Imps stole all the books I was "supposed" to be reading and replaced them with...

Delta
Pittsburgh, PA

Hey fellow romance junkies! I'm a 40-something wife & mother who has been reading & reviewing erotic romance novels for many years now. I absolutely adore MMF menage stories and can often be found with my kindle in one hand and an iPhone in the other,...

Becky
Kentucky, USA

First and foremost, I am a wife, mother, and grandmother who home schools our special needs eleven-year-old. In addition to that I am an avid reader/reviewer, reading an average of 1000 pages daily. I also operate a book blog, Momma Says: To Read or Not...

Cafinated Reads
North Carolina, USA

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Cursed Mates
FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED! Spookalooza! "What if you were honor bound to kill the man you love?" Nick Radford is a reluctant werewolf who's been fighting the Beast within for nearly 500 years. He's never killed a human, but the Beast is gaining strength and Nick may not be able to ward off his inner demon much longer. Kyla Yaeger is an elite were-hunter with a scarred past. Her life's mission is to slay the werewolves that slaughtered her parents. Her quest has brought her to Maine, where she's been summoned to destroy the werewolf terrorizing the quaint little village of Heavensent. The last thing she needs is to get distracted by her mysterious—not to mention hunky—new neighbor, Nick Radford. By the time Kyla learns Nick is her target, she's already fallen for him, making her task of killing him that much harder. She is torn between her love for him and her duty to kill her sworn enemy. Nick fights his forbidden love for Kyla, knowing she is duty-bound to kill him. Kyla and Nick must join forces to fight an even bigger threat—one that will destroy all humanity. Only by their combined powers, can they destroy the evil and bring an end to a centuries old curse.
Book 3 Heart Of Stone
When widowed Nicholas MacPherson, Earl of Rothbury, returns from a two-year pilgrimage and finds himself in desperate need of a governess for his son, the last person he wants to see at his door is Julianna Feathers, the lass he had loved since he was a child servant in her father's castle. He doesn't want her back in his life, but his son needs her. Soon, Nicholas realizes that he needs her, too. Her familiar smiles and the ease he feels when they speak - even to argue - becomes harder to resist. But he doesn't trust love. Her love. Still, when she stirs the rubble in search of his heart, the heart she once knew, he is helpless to stop her. Julianna Feathers once lived the life of the privileged, but that was before the Scots attacked her castle and killed everyone in it. Before her father's debts left her penniless and without title. Before she married a monster. Dreams of the love of her youth gave her strength to run, to free herself and find him. She knows him as William Stone. She let him go once because she was a coward. But she has changed. She has grown up, and she wants him back…until she meets him and decides she doesn't like the earl with his new name and the diamond-hard set of his eyes against her. But she sees him beneath the rocks and rubble and she resolves to help him find his way out. Falling in love with him all over again is the easy part. Being torn from his arms by an enemy from their past is something else entirely.
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*99 cent NEW RELEASE SALE!* Alien warrior Tennn (yes, that is his real name, and he is all that—plus about two inches more). Anyway, Tennn abducted me—no, wait, rewind. Can I call it abduction, when I was basically screaming ‘take me'? Well, regardless of my embarrassing and probably unusual state of willingness, Tennn has a job to do: deliver me to the flesh traders at Daorheris. But stuff's about to get complicated. Because he's had a taste of me, and I sure as heck made sure to have a taste of him, as unfamiliar with that notion though he was. And it seems neither of us is quite done with our meal yet… Designed to be read in a couple of hours, these fun, steamy stories are for adults only! The Warriors of Crasasi are served up in three searingly-hot, bite-sized morsels. Because you can only...handle...so much at a time. Which means-dun-dun-dun... Yes. Cliffhanger. Sometimes, delayed gratification is everything :-)
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Cinnamon Jones decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. A romance short story with a universal appeal.
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Planet Talzor Needs Brides
Mitzi leads a quiet life as a professional matchmaker. Her cozy life is turned upside down when she is chosen as the matchmaker for an alien species searching for wives. Naturally, she refuses. Unfortunately, she's having a hard time saying no to the dashingly handsome but domineering alien warrior. Although, he makes her heart flutter, it's a good thing he's not her type. Jax, captain of the Talzor starship, is ordered to hire a shalhinari, a spiritual matchmaker, to find soul mates for six of his men. He locates the best shalhinari on Earth; yet, Mitzi Selig the earthbound woman tries his patience. To his distress, he is drawn to her beauty, questioning his judgment. Worse, his long suppressed empathy gene awakens, a trait not seemly for a warrior. The magnetic pull between Captain Jax and Mitzi is astronomical. Yet, can a tormented warrior and a woman who refuses to leave Earth find love? A long light-year distance relationship is one thing, but looming danger could curtail any chance for their star-crossed passion.
(watch Me) Break You
Here comes trouble… Men. Women. Drugs. Dima Zhirkov's favorite things. Add in the element of danger and he should be right as rain. But not today. It's not working, hasn't for a long time. He's grasping at the flimsiest of straws to prove he's indeed strong enough to run his streets. Until he sets eyes on him. In the midst of a room full of strangers, Dima is drawn to a man as cold and dangerous as he's beautiful. Captivated, Dima embarks on a ruthless campaign to get his new toy into bed. Here comes the danger… Xavier "X" Storm is content to pull the strings while someone else handles the day to day dealings of his gang, The Rude Boys. He's after what Dima holds closest—the Coney Island streets. He contracts out the job of killing the Russian, except Dima isn't that easy to kill. When he suddenly shows up in X's path, tempting him to indulge in the dirtiest play, he finds Dima isn't all that easy to shake, either. His cocky attitude and rough submission tempt X to go where he'd vowed to never return, and they plunge headfirst into an affair fueled by possessive obsession. Run for cover Sex and pain Dima can handle, and X delivers the most depraved kind. Their connection is explosive, their games addictive, but Dima can end it whenever he wishes. He doesn't see that X is breaking him down, giving Dima everything he wants and even more than he ever thought to need. By the time he realizes who X is and what he wants, Dima is raw and bullet-riddled. It's run or fight. And Dima doesn't back down. Neither does X.
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Riley's Journey
The research project was only for an "extended period." No one said anything about forever! Deceived and betrayed, Riley is sent back 40,000 years to be the mate of a man she'd never before met. Her journey will take her into a world fraught with dangers—a world made more treacherous by savage beasts, primitive Neanderthals, and the incursion of the aggressive Cro-Magnon man. Surviving alone for five years in this vast wilderness, Nathan, along with his enormous dog, Demon, carve out a life in the perilous environment. Though thrown together by forces beyond their control, Riley and Nathan nevertheless find love—but can these two lost souls survive against such overwhelming odds?
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