Sara Zalesky’s Top 10 Movies

This was a very hard list to come up with, I have to say. It’s more what movies will I pay to re-watch if they’re On-Demand:

Iron Man (The first one)

Captain America: Winter Soldier

The Last Unicorn – although I have this one on DVD

The Lord of the Rings (counts as one, ‘cause you can’t just watch ONE, they must be binged)

The Hobbit (also counts as one, same reason)

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (the best in my opinion)

Star Trek (2009 and Into Darkness)

Star Trek (The Motion Picture)

Wonder Woman

Bourne Trilogy

Notice a theme here? I prefer action/adventure and sci-fi over chick-flicks. The Last Unicorn is a holdover from my youth and while the singing is atrocious, I love it. I will read the book one of these days. Continue reading


Bree Dahlia Presents, Love, Luck, and Clusterf*ck

Love Lust ClusterFuk Bree DahliaTitle: Love, Luck, and Clusterf*ck (Legal, #3) by Bree Dahlia
Publication date: August 14th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance


From the author of the Legal series comes a hot and hilarious new STANDALONE.

I met him on the luckiest day of the year.

Of course, I wasn’t aware of his true identity at the time. I only knew him as the arrogant blond god who gave me a shamrock necklace. For luck.

As if I needed it.

Okay, maybe I did. But it was presumptuous of him to assume I wanted his help – all because he made it his business to pry into my personal conversation.

I, Perry Sommers, want a life makeover.

I want to stop being so impulsive and start acting like a grown up.

I want to settle down and have a real relationship, instead of a series of clusterf*cks.

I want to fall in love. Just not with this man.

But love isn’t fair. It doesn’t care if someone is off-limits, and Stephen Davidson definitely is. I can handle that. Our intense chemistry tests me on a near constant basis. I can handle that too.

What I can’t handle is how much I’ve come to need him in my life. I never expected this infuriating hard-ass to become my best friend, but now that he has, I never want to let him go.

I can’t destroy the bond we share, but there is only so much a woman can take before she breaks.

Before she throws it all away for one perfect night.

** This friends-to-lovers stand-alone takes place six years before Legal. It does not need to be read in conjunction with the others in the series. ** Continue reading

What Hollywood has in common with Washington DC by Taylor Marsh

Taylor Marsh photoTaylor Marsh writes smart, arousing romance while deciphering world events. She lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C.

Beltway Betrayers, Book 2 of The Beltway Series, will be out in May 2017 and Book 3 of this series will be out in the fall.

She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA Weekly, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Taylor is the author of two traditionally published non-fiction books, The Hillary Effect, and her memoir, The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen.

Taylor was profiled in The Washington Post and The New Republic for her coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary season. She became a contributor to The Huffington Post in 2006 and has written for Washington, D.C.’s The Hill, as well as for U.S. News & World Report and for Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles, among others.

As a seasoned entertainer, communicator and speaker, Taylor have also been interviewed by The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera Media NetworkThe New York Times, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, among other outlets.

Why did you set your book in Washington, D.C., & Los Angeles?

The people who reside in or nearby these metropolises absorb the ego accumulated by the history made in them over decades.

The glamour and power that is Hollywood is unparalleled, and it remains one of the last bastions of male dominance.

It’s just one thing Hollywood has in common with Washington, D.C.

The pageantry and anointed royalty of Hollywood was born many decades ago in the Golden Age of cinema.

It wasn’t until the era of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy that Washington became the center of the world, with beautiful people commanding the ultimate power.

Hollywood had moved east. The world revolved around a swamp area populated by some of the most gorgeous creatures living off the lushest land imaginable, none of them human.

These two cities lend themselves to a psychological thriller (romance) because the continual competition can make for fragile egos, short-lived romances, and lethal battles of will. Continue reading

Two short paranormal romances by T.L. Katt

Winter Thrillz book coverTitle: Winter Thrillz by T.L. Katt
Publication date: December 2, 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Two short paranormal romances: Tigress and Talons. Explore debut author T.L. Katt’s world of paranormal romance.

Jestin, in need of a vacation, takes a break to the mountains where strange events send him exploring the woods. What he finds changes his life forever.

It’s an ordinary day when Meg gets scooped up by a creature. She awakes in her own bed believing it was only a dream, until she finds puncture marks under her arms. In fear that she’s been injected with a virus, she flees to solve the mystery — finding much more.

This book is meant for mature audiences 18 and above. Continue reading

Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman

Gypsy Love coverTitle: Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson & Lynn Vroman
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance


Two centuries ago, Adrian vowed to seek revenge against the Gypsy woman who bound his spirit for eternity. Despite how far under the dirt Miryah Kotorara’s bones lay, he won’t stop tormenting the Kotorara bloodline. The person doesn’t matter, only the name.

Until her.

Dr. Mia Kotorara has spent the last ten years trying to forget her Gypsy heritage. Ostracized by her family and emotionally damaged, Mia throws herself into her work to fill the void. She forgets everything from her past—except for the man who solely exists in her dreams.

When reality and dreams collide, Adrian and Mia find something they never expected. Love.

Magic will bring them together, but it may not be enough to mend Mia’s broken heart and Adrian’s lust for revenge.

The Kotorara curse is never satisfied.

As the curse threatens everything they have overcome, Adrian and Mia must fight to save what matters most—each other. Continue reading

Payback is a Bitch Named Victoria

JT Wicked BeautifulTell us about Wicked Beautiful.

My editor called it a “revenge rom-com” and I think that’s a perfect description. It’s a story of a woman, Victoria Price, who decides to get revenge on an old flame who royally screwed her over years ago. What ensues is a very hot, twist-filled, and funny cat-and-mouse game between two smart, stubborn and sexy people. It’s set in Manhattan, one of my favorite cities in the world.

You’re known for your intense, dark romances. What made you decide to write a romantic comedy?
I’d just completed Make Me Sin, the second book in my rockstar romance Bad Habit series; it’s the most emotionally devastating book I’d ever written, and I was wrung out. I wanted to write a lighter, stand-alone romance. Wicked Beautiful is my tenth novel, and was the most fun I’ve ever had writing a book. I can’t wait for readers to meet Victoria and Parker, and watch the sparks fly.

Tell us about Victoria, the heroine.
Victoria is a powerhouse, fierce and unapologetic, yet with a tender underbelly she ruthlessly protects. She’s a survivor, an underprivileged ugly duckling who by sheer force of will transformed herself into a very successful swan. She’s funny, smart, and self-confident, so watching her grapple with the opposing desires of revenge and lust for Parker Maxwell, our hero, is fantastic. Their interactions are explosive.

Speaking of Parker, what can we expect from him? Wicked Beautiful promo
He’s Victoria’s match in every way: driven, successful, and used to being in control and getting whatever he wants. He loves a good battle of wits as much as Victoria does, but soon realizes their intense game might cost him more than just his heart. He’s a gambler, though, and definitely up for the challenge. It was such a pleasure to write about this sexy heartbreaker, and the femme fatale who brings him to his knees.

Are there any fun tidbits you would like to share that you think your fans would enjoy?

The best way to find out fun stuff about me is to follow me on Instagram. (I’m obsessed with Instagram.) To find out fun stuff about my books, my Facebook page is the best. I love to interact with readers, so feel free to drop me a line, or ask me a question. And don’t forget to sign up for my VIP list to get news about giveaways and releases!

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Wicked Beautiful book coverTitle: Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger
Publication date: December 1st 2015
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance


Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

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J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and #1 internationally best-selling author of smart, sexy romance.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

Cat lover, wine enthusiast, and nap connoisseur, she lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based.

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Wrong by Jana Aston

Wrong by Jana AstonTitle: Wrong by Jana Aston
Publication date: October 7th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy


I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

Wrong is a full-length, standalone novel by Jana Aston

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About the Author

Jana Aston works a really boring day job. Really. Boring. In her spare time she loves to read sexy romance novels, especially if they involve an alpha CEO. Wrong is her first novel.

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Luke flexes his jaw and rubs the back of his neck. It occurs to me now how stupid my fantasy crush was. This is the longest amount of time I’ve spent with him, and the only time without a counter separating us. Still, I can’t help being attracted to him. I know it’s wrong. Fucked up. Delusional. I’m already wondering if my future career will pay enough to cover the therapy I obviously need.

Marie is back and places something wrapped in heavy-duty plastic on the tray. The object makes a thud as she sets it down before taking up her seat beside the door again, sticking her face into an old copy of Good Housekeeping.

“Lie back on the table, Sophie.” Luke’s face is unreadable as he walks over to the exam table. He wraps a hand around my wrist and raises it over my head, his eyes passing over my face briefly before he sets my hand on the table.

His fingers move to the gown covering me. Do not be turned on, do not be turned on, do not be turned on, I chant to myself. I snap my gaze away and focus on the ceiling.

There’s a motivational poster on the ceiling right above the exam table. I burst out laughing just as I feel Luke’s hands on my breast.

“Sorry, are my hands cold?”

“No, your hands are perfect,” I blurt out without thinking. I think I detect a slight smirk on his face before I revert my gaze to the poster on the ceiling.

“The poster.” I gesture upward with my free hand. It strikes me funny that there’s a motivational poster on the ceiling. Like that’s gonna take my mind off where I’m at. Or is it meant to motivate me to stay on this table? I giggle again. Luke tilts his head and looks at the ceiling.

Shit, are my nipples hard? That’s normal, right? He’s not doing anything erotic, but his hands are on my breasts. Yeah, my nipples are hard. His fingers are flat against the sides of my breasts now. He’s rotating them around in what feels like a spiral pattern before lightly pinching my nipple. I have to stop myself from moaning a little. His hands feel good. I’m sure they’re not supposed to, but they do.


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Conversing with Sandra Brown

I have been running this blog for the last two years and I have had many wonderful authors come and chat with me. Today I am truly humbled to welcome Sandra Brown, author of over 60, you read it right 60 New York Times Bestsellers! I have been a fan of Ms Brown for as long as I could remember, so naturally I jumped at the chance to be a part of her blog tour.

Here’s my interview:

Photo Sandra BrownWhat made you switch from writing thrillers to writing a heartwarming story like Rainwater?

The characters of Ella and Rainwater wouldn’t leave me alone!  They kept coming around every few months, insisting that I tell their story.  In between contract books, I began writing, and before I knew it, I had a first draft.  I put it away, wrote another thriller, took it up again.  I worked on it that way for about a year and half before I sent it to my agent, who had no idea I’d been writing it.  She liked it and sent it to my editor.  I’m pleased it was received so well.  Their story deserved to be told.

When you started writing did you ever think you would make a full time living off of it?

That’s a yes and no question.  From day one, yes, I wrote with the intention of being published.  I knew that if I approached it as a hobby, something to dabble in, I’d never make it.  So I treated the writing like a job, “going to work” every day, although it was only a commute to the spare bedroom where I’d set up a typewriter on a card table!  Did I think I’d ever write over 75 books, be a bestseller, be published worldwide?  No.  But I’m so grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to do what I love doing and making a living at it.

The publishing industry has changed a lot since you started your career. What are your thoughts on the changes and how have they affected you?

I think we in the industry are still on the learning curve of the changes and how they affect us!  Publishing is evolving.  What I love about the introduction of electronic books is that it has enabled me to grow my audience. Readers on every spot of the globe have access to my books.  The disadvantage to it is that readers on every spot of the globe also have access to me! Constantly feeding social media requires a lot of time. It’s a juggling act to allocate time to it, without sacrificing time that should be spent writing.  Writing a good book is the best thing I can do for my reader.

What was your biggest challenge when you first started writing?

Not so much the writing itself (because I had dozens of stories basically outlined in my head and couldn’t wait to put them on paper) but combining my new “habit” with daily life.  Fortunately, I had a good husband, who knew how badly I wanted to write, and was willing to help with kids and all the craziness that family life entails. We ate carryout a LOT!

What is your biggest challenge now?

What it’s always been: Writing a story that people want to read. I still approach each day with a healthy dose of FEAR. Is this character compelling?  Will this plot excite and engage the reader?  This self-doubt is actually beneficial. Complacency would be deadly. Continue reading

Delancey Stewart’s Writing Process

I’m always curious about other author’s writing process, today Delancey Stewart talks about hers. Enjoy.

Photo of Delancey StewartI guess there are two ways to look at my writing process –  and it totally depends on whether I’m elbow-deep in a book that I’m working on, or if I’m at the stage of conceptualizing.

The first is the nitty-gritty day-to-day writing. And since I’ve got kids, a job, and lots of time-sucking obligations outside of writing, it happens early. Like 5-6:30 in the morning. It’s not much fun, and the snooze button is a serious temptation, but once I get myself to the desk with a steaming cup of coffee, this is my best writing time.

My brain isn’t fully on, so I don’t self-edit too much. In order for it to work well, though, I have to have done good planning. I try to spend a little time at night reviewing whatever I produced in the morning; editing and making sure things are on track. And I’ll try to set myself up for the next day so that when I sit down half-asleep, I know what I need to write about. If I’ve done all that, and I manage it almost daily, then the words come pretty easily most of the time.

If I’m in between books, or plotting something new, there’s less of a daily routine. Instead, I try to do the broad strokes mentally over the course of a couple days, letting my brain work on who the characters are, what they want, what’s stopping them from getting it… then, when I’ve hit a wall, I’ll sit down and write out a couple pages without worrying too much about the actual writing – more of a “this is what happens” kind of thing. A synopsis, really. That helps me figure out how to break up scenes, chapters, and acts. And then I build a new Scrivener project and get to work!  Continue reading