Casandra Charles Presents, Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk book coverTitle: The Jamie Reynolds Chronicles: Pillow Talk (Book 3)
Author: Casandra Charles
Genre: African-American/urban romance and drama

Synopsis

There are three sides to every story, her side, his side and the truth, as the men of The Jamie Reynolds Chronicles tell all.

Unclaimed love

David, JR’s off again, on again boyfriend for many years, explains why things never took off with J and where they both dropped the ball to happily ever after.

Friends with benefits

Blue, JR’s old college friend who turned into something more, yet as much as he respected and loved J, he wishes she made better decisions with the men in her life; however, he didn’t mind stepping in to be a true “friend” when she needed one.

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Because I Had To by David Bulitt

Because I had to Because I Had To by David Bulitt
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Jess Porter spent her childhood bouncing from therapist to therapist and prescription to prescription. An outcast at school and a misfit at home, the only solace she ever found was in her relationship with her dad, Tom. Now he’s dead. Feeling rejected by her adopted mom and her biological twin sister, Jess runs off to South Florida. But she can’t outrun her old life.

Watching the blood drip down her arm after her latest round of self-inflicted cutting, she decides her only choice is to find and face what frightens her most.

Because I Had To takes the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law, and the search for a biological family. With a cast of finely drawn, complicated characters, it asks us to consider: can the present ever heal the past? Continue reading

About Best Case Scenario with Dirk B Sayers

Dirk Sayers interviewAuthor Dirk B. Sayers shares the behind the scenes action from his latest novel Best Cast Scenario.

Q: What’s Best Case Scenario about

A: It’s a contemporary New Adult/Coming of Age story following six months in the life of Nyra Westensee, a college graduate in Los Angeles’ South Bay. A year beyond graduation, Nyra is embroiled in the multi-faceted questions of personal and professional identity. On a professional level, she’s trying to sort out a career path, which stubbornly refuses to get started. On a personal level, much like her mother, Nyra’s had awful luck in love, despite being intelligent, witty and attractive. This continuing frustration has her second-guessing herself, even wondering if her mother’s loneliness is a predictor of her own. It is a theme that is one of the motifs woven into the story.

Q: Okay, let’s dive into the obvious. You’re a guy, writing about a young woman. How did you go about putting yourself inside Nyra’s head to write a convincing tale from a woman’s point of view?

A: Very, carefully! (Lopsided smile.) Seriously, I think writing a convincing story about anyone, regardless of gender, demands that the author care enough to want to understand. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have been raised a woman who was a feminist, long before the term was in vogue. I’m also the beneficiary of some incredibly preceptive women in my author’s group, who keep me honest. Last but certainly not least, my editor is a millennial woman with a sharp eye for detail. It has been really gratifying to have my critique group, beta readers and editors all tell me they find Nyra believable and that they’re looking forward to more of Nyra’s journey.

Q: Where did the idea for Best Case Scenario come from?

A: It’s been brewing for quite some time. Best Case Scenario seeks to weave the contextual realities of our time—particularly the impact of sweeping and often bewildering change—with the challenges confronting emerging adults in the 21st century. Nyra’s journey is mirrors the complications of our age and the factors that help make the world today a more uncertain place than perhaps at any time in our history. Best Case Scenario, is first and foremost about one woman’s journey, but it’s hard to miss the inherent conflicts between the entrenched interests of the old ways and the evolving new. Each generation faces this, and I’ve tried to personalize those issues in Nyra’s struggles, both professionally and personally.

Q: It sounds like you’re signaling that readers should expect social themes to show up in Nyra’s story?

A: Yes. And right from the beginning. Nyra story is fundamentally about Nyra and the people in her life, but there’s no missing the social and economic implications implicit in her struggle. Anyone young or old can relate to those conflicts, but young women in particular are likely to relate to Nyra’s self-conscious search for her true identity. And I’m using self-conscious in its most positive, deliberate sense. One of the things I really admire about the millennials I’ve gotten to know personally is their consciousness of and sensitivity to the issues of our time. While Best Case Scenario doesn’t advance an agenda, there’s no missing the social thread running through the story. Continue reading

Meet Dania Voss, Author

Dania Voss iconAbout Dania Voss

Born in Rome, Italy and settled in the Chicagoland area, Dania Voss became a romance junkie in her teens. After decades of voracious reading and dreaming of one day writing her own romance novel, Dania decided to stop dreaming and take a chance on herself.

In November of 2017 she participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time, completing the challenge with over 75,000 written words. Those words became her first erotic romance novel On the Ropes, the prequel in her Windy City Nights series.

When she’s not dreaming up adventures for future stories, Dania and her husband can be found getting into all kinds of mischief in and around Chicago.

10 questions with Dania Voss

What is the thing that you are most proud of?

I’m quite proud of earning my BS in Computer Science (with honors) as an adult attending night school while working a full time job. A 3-week dream honeymoon in Italy and Greece is another amazing thing I’ve done.

If money were no object, what’s the first thing you’d buy just for yourself?

I’d love a villa in Tuscany. My country of origin sometimes calls to me.

Most authors consider themselves as introvert, how do you consider yourself? Continue reading

Introducing Author Sheritta Bitikofer

Sheritta author interviewSheritta Bitikofer has a passion for storytelling. Her goal with each book is to rebel against shallow intimacy and inspire courage through the power of love and soulful passion.

Her biggest thrill comes when she presents love in a genuine light, where the protagonists not only feel a physical attraction to one another but a deep emotional (and dare we say spiritual?) connection that fuels their relationship forward into something that will endure much longer than the last pages of their novel.

A devoted wife and fur-mama to two shelter rescue dogs, Sheritta’s life is never dull. When she’s not writing her next novel, she can be found binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, being creative with her husband, playing with her shelter rescue dogs, or painting at a medieval reenactment event.

How did you start your writing career?

I’ve always been a creative person. I’m an only child and my parents divorced when I was young, so when my mother was working or too busy to play with me, I’d play pretend and come up with stories.

My cousins lived right around the corner from me, so I’d sometimes go over there to play. These were the days before [the] internet, cell phones, electronic interactive games, etc. So all we had were each other. We came up with stories together and I found that I always wanted to keep the game going long after we were done.

As I grew up, I discovered libraries and books where I could go on adventures from the safety of my own living room. When I learned how to write, I would make these little picture books for my friends. I even came up with a play for my second-grade class to perform. Continue reading

Kingston by Dani Rene

Kingston 4 fathers seriesKingston (Four Fathers #2) by Dani René
Publication date: April 9th,  2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Synopsis:

I am arrogant. Insatiable. A single father.

I desire things that would make most people blush.

Normally, I find outlets that allow me to free the sexual beast living within and play to my heart’s content.

And when my voluptuous, innocent assistant starts starving me after a little taste, I decide I’ll let my inner animal feed—on her.

Trouble is, once I have her, I can’t let her go, and that makes things complicated.

My name is Levi Kingston.

I am a dirty, ravenous, greedy man.

People may detest my kinks, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting me.

Four Fathers Series by bestselling authors J.D. Hollyfield, Dani René, K Webster, and Ker Dukey

Four genres.
Four bestselling authors.
Four different stories.
Four weeks in April.
One intense, sexy, thrilling ride from beginning to end!

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Winnie Archer presents, Crust No One

Crust No One coverCrust No One A Bread Shop Mystery #2 by Winnie Archer
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis

Business is booming at Yeast of Eden. But with a deadly mystery taking over the seaside town of Santa Sofia, the Mexican bread shop can’t possibly leaven a killer’s appetite . . .

For once, Ivy Culpepper feels fulfilled. An apprenticeship at Yeast of Eden has opened her world to time-honored baking techniques under owner Olaya Solis’s guidance—as well as the freshest small-town gossip, courtesy of chatty regulars known as the Blackbird Ladies. Ivy even begins accepting that she and restaurateur Miguel Baptista may never again rekindle their romance—despite the undeniable tension between them . . .

But she’s tied to Miguel again when his trusted produce supplier goes missing. Old Hank Riviera’s financial troubles would make anyone consider running away forever. And with his relationship woes, there are plenty of people who might want to see Hank disappear. As Ivy, with the help of her octogenarian sidekick, turns to the loose-lipped Blackbird Ladies for leads, she soon finds herself caught in a web of lies stickier than a batch of Olaya’s popular pastries . . . Continue reading

MK Schiller Present, Kiss the Sky

Kiss the sky book coverKiss the Sky  by MK Schiller
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Love can move mountains . . .

Strong, athletic, and driven, Tristan Sinclair is determined to fulfill his late brother’s wish to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain. He never expects part of the challenge will be getting along with one of his fellow climbers—or that the greatest peril may lie beyond the summit . . .

A passionate, life-long climber, Pakistan born Farah Nawaz is skeptical of the hotshot from Arizona. But as she and Tristan help each other conquer obstacle after obstacle, they find they have more in common than they thought—including a simmering attraction. And when suspicious deaths put them in the sights of a ruthless killer, they’ll have to cover their tracks long enough to find out why—and stay alive for a future together . . . Continue reading

Never Trust a Vampire by Vivian Lane

Never trust a vampireNever Trust a Vampire Strange Allies #1 by Vivian Lane
Genre: Urban Fantasy
166 pages

Synopsis

The people we save look at us like we’re superheroes or guardian angels, but we bleed.

We break.

And sometimes, we even die. Becoming a paladin means sacrifice of self.

Saving innocents is always top priority, so when the vampire Adam asks for Agent Seven’s services to rescue children from L.A.’s reigning vampire, The Agency won’t let her refuse. Company motto is the only good vampire is a dead one, so what makes this guy different from all the rest? This feels like a trap.

Will Adam prove her wrong, or be her downfall?

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult situations. Continue reading

Fierce by LG Kelso. New Adult Sports Romance

Fierce book coverFierce by L.G. Kelso (A Whatever It Takes Novel)
Publication date: April 3rd 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

Synopsis

Three years ago, Tori beat the wrong man. Her MMA training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped—shattering her trust and confidence.

Now, she’s putting herself through college, avoiding all things fight related, and keeping her fists to herself. That is, until her uncle’s failing health draws her back to his gym and her old pounding grounds. With her demons still haunting the cage, she’s determined to keep up the wall she’s so carefully constructed between the past and present.

Until pro-fighter Max Estrada saunters into her life.

The temptation to go glove-to-glove with the sexy Columbian is too much, drawing her back into the world of MMA—a world where her ex-partner reigns as current Middleweight Champion. The secret they share is a liability to his career, and he’ll do anything to keep her quiet. If she wants her old life back, and a future with the fighter she’s fallen for, she’ll have to do more than just survive. With her life on the ropes, she’ll have to face her past and fight like she’s never fought before. Continue reading