Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday's Montage Mantlepiece: Red Hot Lovers Box Set

Title: Red Hot Lovers
Authors: Milly Taiden, Deanna Roy, VM Black, Cora Seton
Blair Babylon, Zoe York, Olivia Rigal, Daisy Prescott, Lacey Silks
Chrystalla Thoma, Holly Hood, Danielle Bourdon, Olivia Hardin
SJ Mayer, Violet Vaughn, Mira Bailee, Beverly Preston, Sarah M Cradit
Genre: Contemporary, Adult Romance, Suspense
Release Date: March 24, 2015

***Red Hot Lovers Boxed Set will be on
sale at $0.99 for a LIMITED time only.***

ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME! Over 3000 pages from your favorite NYT and USAT bestselling authors!

Eighteen NYT, USA Today, and top-selling authors have banded together to bring you 18 beautifully romantic, heart-pounding stories of love, passion, and thrilling suspense.

These 18 sexy, sweet men will go to the ends of the Earth to win their ladies’ hearts, but will these lovers emerge unbroken?

From first kisses to dangerous encounters and second chances at love, we've gathered all 18 wonderful stories in one big box. This heart-pounding collection is filled with confident, sexy, and sweet men you'll fall madly in love with.

Their Second Chance by Milly Taiden
Nick lost the woman he loved to the heartbreak of infertility. One locked door will either leave them broken forever or back together.

Forever Sheltered by Deanna Roy
A doctor with a secret falls for the unorthodox art therapist at the hospital where he works, sparking a love affair that could destroy both their careers.

Kiss of Memory by V. M. Black
Will has spent his adult life locked in a Victorian sanitarium because he suffers from seizures, but a mysterious baroness offers him a bargain he can't refuse.

The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire by Cora Seton
Bella needs money fast, so she enters the reality show, Can You Beat a Billionaire. If she loses, she’ll have to marry him.

What A Girl Wants by Blair Babylon
Rhiannon, brand-new back-up singer in the rock band Killer Valentine, cannot fall in love with any of the band members. Really. She must not. Really.

Beyond Love and Hate by Zoe York
Tall, dark, handsome, and totally infuriating. Beth can't stop thinking about her new colleague. But Finn isn't the guy for her, and they both know it.

Ripped by Olivia Rigal
Lyv wants a life far from her dysfunctional family and their diner. What she gets is an absent rock-star baby daddy and one helluva choice to make.

Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott
Falling in love is the last thing on John's mind when Diane, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past, moves next door.

My First, My Last by Lacey Silks
Pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia's life after 20 years. Mature. More experienced. Intent on reclaiming his first love.

Azure by Chrystalla Thoma
On vacation in Greece, Olivia meets sexy and enigmatic Kai, but Kai belongs to the sea, and the sea won’t let him go, unless Olivia breaks the curse before it’s too late.

Wicked Little Sins by Holly Hood
The more wicked the sin, the deadlier it can be. Home for the funeral of their mother, four siblings unearth more than they bargained for.

The Royal Elite by Danielle Bourdon
Ahsan-Sheikh Ahsan Afshar, an arrogant, seductive rogue, falls for a woman whose deadly secrets could tear them apart.

All for Hope by Olivia Hardin
Brennan didn’t want to be the love of Hope's life. He wasn’t the man she needed. But sometimes the safest distance between two hearts is none at all.

High Risk Love by S.J. Mayer
Risking it all for the one who could shatter her heart completely? Bad idea. Yet Jasmine can't stay away from Jet any more than he can from her.

Rush by Violet Vaughn
Olympic hopeful Gretchen is all for a sex only relationship. But when it races out of control, love isn’t the only devastation that threatens her chance for gold.

First Taste by Mira Bailee
Cautious Olivia has no interest in the lives of celebrities until Devon Stone—sexy tabloid favorite—insists she cater a party at his mansion.

The Perfect Someday by Beverly Preston
Tracy lives by a strict moral code, but one masked night with a handsome Italian who entices her deepest desires changes everything.

St. Charles at Dusk by Sarah M. Cradit
Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, Oz and Adrienne must survive forbidden love and startling heartbreak.

Red Hot Lovers Boxed Set will be on
sale at $0.99 for a LIMITED time only.


Cover Reveal: Claddagh & Chaos by Cayce Poponea

Title: Claddagh & Chaos
Author: Cayce Poponea
Series: Shamrocks & Secrets #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mafia
Expected Release Date: April 11, 2015
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations 
Shamrocks left us with Patrick posing an intriguing question. What exactly happened during those twenty five years? We know that they got their happily ever after, but how did Patrick and Christi get there? Could love have a shelf life?

Shamrocks & Secrets #1
Event planning, dealing with demanding clients and defusing situations before they get out of hand are all in a days work for Christi O'Rourke.  But when a mystery man seems to appear at every turn will she have the ability to handle him as well?

Power and wealth are staples in the world of Patrick Malloy.  But when family obligations dictate his future, a future involving a certain spirited young woman, will Patrick have what it takes to win her heart or will his lifestyle place her in more danger than he ever dreamed of?

Author Bio:
Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn't setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.


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April Snow by AL Goulden

Title: April Snow
Author: AL Goulden
Series: August Gog #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Quinn has a secret, Jack has a stalking problem, and Alex has a plan that doesn’t include signing divorce papers. In the last nine months Monica has embraced the spectacular devastation of an unpredictable lust and unexpected love. She’s made one terrible decision after another in the wake of meeting Quinn Matthews and spiraled into someone she doesn’t even recognize. But the fog is lifting, and she’s becoming the only one able to see things clearly. Monica finally knows what she wants, where she’s heading, and in who’s arms she’ll be in when she gets there.

Through a provocative affair and devastating separation Monica Waters has tried to grasp her desire and love for two men. This spring, her love will be tested once more in the finale of this emotionally charged and sexually explosive series.

Friday, January 6th -
     “Take off your clothes,” he says in a deep gravelly voice.
     Yes Sir. She doesn’t hesitate to lift her sweater, but clings to the ball of warmth when the cold air scrapes her soft skin.
     “All of them,” he adds.
     She drops it to the floor and unbuttons her jeans, tugging hard on their elastic grip to her legs. Her socks get sucked off with them in the final pull. Her fingers are icy as she slides her panties to the floor. He stands perfectly still with his hands to his sides, giving away nothing as she unhooks the clasps on her bra. She holds the cups as cover a moment longer, searching his stoic face before dropping it to the side. His eyes study the way the light accents the right side of her body. She feels his gaze glide across her flesh, leaving a burning trail behind.
     “On your knees, close your eyes and don’t move.”
     She does as told, deaf to anything above the sound of her own pounding heart until the crack of his knuckle. It was the sign of his tension building, which was the most exciting part of these games. She knows she has just as much control over him. He steps towards her and each vibration through the floor shoots chills up her exposed thighs.
     When he doesn’t stop she turns her head slightly to follow his spicy scent, but soon he’s ascending the stairs and gone. She hears him continue towards their room, so she waits, eyes closed, branding every sound to memory. An electric city bus passes, and then then a distant foghorn blows before a Moped buzzes down the quieting street. Things stand still and she no longer hears anything in the house.
     Minutes seem like hours when you’re naked and alone in a cold room. Still no sounds other than the occasional creak of the old Victorian house. Monica opens her eyes and scans the darkness to orient her focus. She looks down admiring the way the blue light highlights her nipples.
     How long is he going to be? Do I really just stay here like this? Shivering? It’s freezing in here. She looks out as the Christmas lights still on the house across the street go dark. Did he leave me here? Is this his punishment? Or is he testing me? She sits back on her heels and exhales with frustration.
     It’s gotta be nearly twenty minutes already. This is crazy. Just as she starts to get to her feet, she hears a squeak a few feet behind her. Judging by his sharp look she drops back down and faces the empty fireplace.
     “I didn’t tell you to get up.”

Author Bio:
A. L. Goulden has a BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love of a good story came way before college, but when numerous instructors and peers praised her dialogue she realized her creative writing hobby was a skill worth honing. Her 18 year career in interior design, production design and art direction for film and television have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all things together.


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The Dead Days Journal by Sandra R Campbell

Title: The Dead Days Journal
Author: Sandra R Campbell
Genre: Dystopia, New Adult
Release Date: March 30, 2015
The daughter of a radical doomsday prepper, Leo Marrok spent her entire life preparing for the end. A skilled fighter and perfect marksman, Leo is her father’s second-in-command when Armageddon comes to pass. Together, they lead a group of survivors to a secure bunker deep in the Appalachian Mountains.

Vincent Marrok is willing to take extreme measures to repopulate their broken world. Leo’s refusal marks her as a traitor. With father and daughter at odds for the first time, their frail community is thrust into turmoil. Until the unthinkable happens, a blood-thirsty horde arrives. The impending attack will destroy all that they have worked for.

To protect her home and everything she believes in, Leo puts her faith in the arms of the enemy—a creature only rumored to exist—the one she calls Halloween. An alliance born out of necessity evolves into feelings Leo is ill-equipped to handle.

The Dead Days Journal is a post-apocalyptic story of love and family told through Leo Marrok’s first-hand account and the pages of Vincent’s personal journal, giving two very different perspectives on what it takes to survive.

***Mature themes, adult language, sexual situations, violence and gore. 18+***

     Ben watched as I finished getting dressed, his eyes glistening in the dark. “I’m so sorry. Please don’t go, Leo.” His whispered pleas were growing louder. I knew he was sorry, just as I knew it wasn’t his fault. Eventually this was going to happen. I had known it. How could we continue to be together and not be together? He couldn’t. I couldn’t.
     “Stop saying you’re sorry.”
     When I stood to go, Ben grabbed my arm. I didn’t pull away but just looked at him with a horrible sadness ripping through my heart. “Let go.”
     Ben released his grip as a single tear escaped his eye and fell. “I love you.”
     Not only did I not say it, I never even looked back. I simply walked away. But my emotions wouldn’t let me stay quiet for long. As soon as I exited the back door, I ran through the cave opening into the early dawn and down to the spring-fed river. Not bothering to take off my mother’s treasured dress, I plunged into the icy-cold river and screamed through the pain under the water.
     I tried to ignore the throbbing ache in my extremities and swam to the middle where I couldn’t touch bottom and the current was strong. I floated on my back and let the river take me away. Above me, the pink hues of dawn were brightening, and I watched the brilliant night stars dissolve into nothing. If only for a short time, I wished to feel nothing, to be nothing. At least now my hands and feet had completely disappeared.
     “Leo! What are you doing?” I didn’t have to look to know it was Lincoln. I recognized the high-pitched squealing and swam toward shore.
     Damn, kid, what are you doing outside alone at this hour?
     Once I started to move again, my arms and legs were no longer unfeeling. My blood was moving as I waded back to shore. Sharp piercing stabs replaced the numb ache.
     “Why are you outside alone?”
     A cool morning breeze raised fresh goose bumps. Chilled straight through to the bone, my teeth chattered like a tightly-wound plastic toy.
     “I had a bad dream and you weren’t in bed.” Lincoln pulled a brown plaid scarf from around his neck and handed it to me. The scarf wasn’t much, but it was enough to get a spot or two dry.
     “Come on. I’ll race you inside and you can tell me all about it.”
     Lincoln didn’t move. He stood there staring past me. I turned around to see Jack crouched on the opposite side of the river. His black hair was shiny wet, as was the rest of his nude, hard-coiled body.      Another chill ran through me that had nothing to do with the cold. Jack’s eyes narrowed to dark slits as he watched me take hold of my brother’s pale hand to lead him away from the riverbank. “Come on. Let’s run together.”

Author Bio:
Sandra R. Campbell lives along the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and weight challenged cat. She can trace her passion for the macabre back to reading Edgar Allen Poe as a child, with her pet crow, Big Fellow, by her side. She has since submerged herself in a wide range of dark literature. An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, diving and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures. Sandra also writes children's stories, is a member of the Maryland Writers' Association, the head of a M.W.A. critique group, and the founder and co-author of


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