Thursday, June 27, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway With Cathryn Fox

FLING: Available June 25th
Fling, an erotica collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.
Fans of E.L. James and Sylvia Day will fall for Fling.

********* GUEST POST *********
Because I am alone in an office all day, with no one to talk to but my imaginary characters, most people think my profession is lonely one, but I’m here to tell you it’s not.  When I’m not ‘chatting’ with the characters in my head, I can be found on facebook interacting with readers, fellow writers, reviewers and friends.  Or I can be found emailing other writers to talk about anything and everything, from story idea, covers, blurbs, the industry, hot guys <G> etc.  And when I’m lucky, I get to open an email from my editor to find an invitation to be a part of an anthology with other writers.
This is what happened with FLING.  I’d never met the wonderful and talented Sara Fawkes or Lauren Hawkeye before and suddenly we were thrown together to come up with a story centering on a FLING.  What fun we had brainstorming, and working closely together to ensure our stories flowed from one to another and our characters overlapped.  
Out of the process came a book that we adore and friendships that will last a lifetime.  Oddly enough the three of us were at the RT convention this last May.  I turned around in my seat and read the name tag of the gal sitting there and sure enough it was Lauren.  She then quickly introduced me to Sara.  It was so great meeting these girls in person and I already felt like it knew them for a lifetime.  
I hope I have the opportunity to write more stories with these two gals, but in the meantime let me tell you a little about our release!
To learn more about Cathryn Fox please visit her website at
You can also find Cathryn on facebook at

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Spotlight Tour ~ Lost in Love by Shiloh Walker With Giveaway

Lost in Love

Sometimes a second chance is all you need…

Playing for Keeps
Jacob McCoy and Dana Cochran have known each other for years, but the timing has just never been right. Then she invites him over to play with her and Mason Caldwell…and things get complicated.

Jacob loves Dana so much that he’s even willing to share her with Mason. But a red-hot threesome isn’t all that he wants from her.

When tragedy strikes their fledging relationship, Jacob has to convince Dana that pushing him away isn’t the answer. He wants to be in her life forever. And some things are worth fighting for.

A Forever Kind of Love
Chase and Zoe were the high school golden couple, but Chase couldn’t resist the urge to experience life outside their small town. Now that he’s back, it’s no big surprise she’s married. The kick in the face is she married his best friend.

Zoe has filed those bittersweet memories with Chase under “moved on”.  She loves her life, and Chase keeps an honorable distance. When the horribly unexpected occurs, Chase doesn’t expect her to fall into his arms. But he never expected that this time, she’d be the one hitting the road.

Warning: Contains enough emotion to have you reaching for the Kleenex, and love scenes hot enough to have you reaching for a cold drink.

A little about Shiloh:

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunniculaand has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.

Learn more about Shiloh here

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Virtual Blog Tour ~ Spotlight and Giveaway The Secrets Of Mia Danvers by Robyn Dehart

A lone witness finds her protector... 
Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusionuntil one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime. 
Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to societys expectations for him. Hes never met the woman who lives in the cottage at the edge of his property. But when she arrives at his door in the pouring rain terrified and claiming she has witnessed a murder, she seizes his attention. 
Mia is determined to help the authorities track down the culprit, even though the only person willing to accept her aid is the handsome, arrogant duke. Working closely together proves difficult as Mias beauty and independence tempts Alex to ignore convention and follow his desire. But what neither of them know is that this murderer has struck before in Whitechapel, taunting the British press only to vanisha ruthless killer who knows that Mia is the only living witness to his crime…

********* EXCERPT ********
She wanted him to kiss her again.
But she couldn’t very well say that. Earlier, he’d all but admitted he thought kissing her was the worst thing imaginable. There was no need to further embarrass herself by admitting her own disruptive thoughts.
He stepped away from her and she heard the drawer at his desk open again. He must have put the tobacco away, then removed the tray as she heard him set it on something across the room. Then he returned and sat in the chair next to hers, for she heard the wood creak under his weight as he settled in. “Mia,” Alex said, then said nothing else.
It was only her name, but the way he uttered that one word caressed over her skin. She wanted to ask him to say it again, but instead she took a deep breath. “What is it?” she asked.
Silence filled the room before he spoke. “I desperately want to kiss you right now.”
Her breath caught and she held it briefly as his words came upon her. He’d felt it, too. Though earlier he’d thought it a problem, perhaps now he’d reconsidered. She knew his words drew a smile to her face and try as she might she could not remove it. “And this is a problem?” Mia asked.
“It is a significant problem,” he said. “You’re smiling.”
“And I shouldn’t be?” she asked, still unable to hide her mirth.
“This is not a casual dalliance,” he spoke softly, his voice a low, seductive whisper. “I am not a man to do such things especially with a lady such as yourself.”
“Should I be offended by that comment or reassured?” she asked. Mia sat and waited for him to answer. Anxiety clawed at her, but she tried her best to ignore it. He might claim to want to kiss her, but that did not mean he would follow through with such a desire.
He pulled her to her feet and for a moment she thought he’d kiss her right then, but instead he brought her over to the settee and sat down next to her. “I suppose you should feel complimented.” And then came the sound of fine bone china, tea being poured, a splash of cream, and two sugar lumps being dropped. He placed the cup in her hand.
It did not escape her attention that he already knew precisely how she preferred her tea, but she reminded herself that that meant nothing other than he was an observant host.
“I am doing my damnedest to keep your virtue intact,” he said, his voice low and deep and full of such desire that Mia lost her breath.
She took a sip to settle herself. There was more to discuss here. He’d left the door open, so to speak, and she had to admit that his sheer annoyance at the situation was amusing. Mia doubted all men of such station were so conflicted when it came to carnal pleasures. “My virtue?” she scoffed. “And if I am interested in ridding myself of such a nuisance?” she asked. She held her breath, not believing she’d actually asked that aloud. Part of her meant it. Most of her meant it, but what would happen afterward? She wasn’t exactly marriage material, but deflowering herself would eradicate any possibility she had of marriage, despite how slight.
He exhaled, his warm breath brushed across the exposed flesh at her wrist. “I don’t know. You are a genteel lady, Mia. A woman of good breeding.”
“Indeed.” It was the logic she herself had stood by for the last decade, but was it truly so very logical? “Would you be so kind as to tell me precisely what my good breeding has done for me?” She took another sip of tea, then leaned forward and placed the cup and saucer on the tea service she knew sat directly in front of her. “Do you see a line of suitors outside my cottage? No. No one even knows I’m still alive, Alex. What difference does it matter if I remain a virgin my entire life? No one knows. And furthermore, no one cares.”
She’d never been particularly rushed to rid herself of her virginity. In truth, she hadn’t thought about it other than wishing now and again she could find the sort of love she’d read about as a girl. But now, here in this moment, she was faced with a man she desired and one who clearly desired her, at least insomuch as kissing was concerned, and the argument of her breeding suddenly seemed so weak.
His warm hand cupped her cheek. “You should not say such things.” His fingers lingered, his thumb rubbed gently against her cheek.
“Why shouldn’t I say such things?” She wanted to pull back from his touch, wanted not to need it so much; instead she clasped her hand onto his wrist to hold him still. “Are you afraid someone will hear?” She moved closer to him on the settee, until their knees touched. “Are you afraid that your mother will come in?” She released his hand so that she could run her own fingers down his torso. “Afraid I will tarnish your perfect reputation?”
“That is certainly a possibility. The bit about my mother at least, but she’s more than likely still abed.” He gripped her hand to keep it from exploring any further down his chest. “My reputation would not be harmed if I dallied with you.”
“Only mine,” she said. “And as I’ve said, I’m not overly concerned about that at the moment.”
“But you could change your mind and then, it would be too late.” He paused a moment before he spoke again. “Coincidentally, my mother has warned me about you,” Alex said.
“Indeed.” Mia had always wondered what the Lady Carrington thought of Mia’s presence on their property. Alex released her hand and when he did she pulled hers away from his body. “What did she tell you?”
“That you were mad,” he said bluntly.
“Is that what people believe? That if I’m not dead, I must be insane?” Mia asked. She wasn’t certain if she should be hurt or amused. Was this something that her own mother had told the Carrington family when she’d pawned off her daughter on their unsuspecting generosity? “I always thought it was so kind of your family to allow me to stay here on your property, but I don’t think, in my naïveté, that I ever considered what your family must think of me. I suppose I should thank you now that your father has passed.”
“It was my father’s decision, not my mother’s. She even suggested I have you removed once my brother died,” Alex said. “But you had never caused any problems, it didn’t seem to make much sense to get rid of you. Put you out on the street. Especially since you are insane.”
“Alex, did you just make a joke?” Mia asked with a grin.
“Perhaps I did. It does happen every now and again.”
“I was not aware you had a sense of humor at all,” she said. There was a long pause where he said nothing and she worried she may have taken the jest too far. “Are you smiling?”
“I believe I am.”
She reached over to him, putting her hands in his direction. “May I?”
He leaned forward, placing his face in her hands. Her fingers roamed gently, feeling the curve of his lips, the slight indentation in his cheeks. “You have dimples,” she said. “I was not expecting that.” She continued her exploration of his features. “And tiny lines at the edge of your eyes. You do have a sense of humor. You should use it more often, it softens your features.”
“I’m not certain, as a man, I want soft features. Aren’t we supposed to be stern and? . .”
“Emotionless,” she finished for him.
He cleared his throat. “Something like that,” he said quietly.
“Now about that kiss,” she said.
He leaned in close, so close she could feel his breath on her cheek, smell the crisp scent of his shaving lotion and the intoxicating blend of his soap. Her fingers moved over his face again.
“You’re not smiling anymore,” she said.
“It’s not amusing.”
“Kissing me, I should hope not. It wasn’t meant as a joke.”
“Do you want me to kiss you?” he asked. His warm breath purred over her skin.
Desire surged through her. “Oh yes,” she breathed. “More than anything.”
He released a low chuckle and it was so deep, so unexpected and so damned sexy she nearly lost her breath. “Then, Mia, stop talking.”

A life-long love of stories and adventure, it was either become a stuntwoman for the movies or live out those adventures from the safety of her PJ's and computer. Award-winning author, Robyn DeHart chose the latter and couldn't be happier for doing so. Known for her unique plotlines and authentic characters, Robyn is a favorite among readers and reviewers. Publishers' Weekly claims her writing to be "comical and sexy" while the Chicago Tribunedubs her "wonderfully entertaining." Robyn is an award-winning author as well as being a four-time RT Bookclub Reviewers' Choice award nominee, and a three-time RomCon Reader's Crown nominee. Robyn lives in Texas with her brainy husband, two precocious little girls and two spoiled cats. You can find Robyn on-line at her website or at one of her group blogs, the Jaunty Quills or Peanut Butter on the Keyboard

The Secrets of Mia Danvers 
Blog Tour Schedule

6/17 - Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance (Spotlight)

6/18 - Read Your Writes (Spotlight)

6/19 - Ex Libris (Guest Post)

6/19 - Books to Brighten Your Mood (Interview)

6/20 - Bookworm 2 Bookworm (Interview)

6/21 - Stitch-Read-Cook (Spotlight)

6/24 - TBQ's Book Palace (Interview)

6/25 - The Romance Dish (Interview)

6/26 - United By Books (Spotlight)

6/27 - Romantic Crush Junkies (Guest Post)

6/28 - Herding Cats and Burning Soup (Interview)

7/01 - What I'm Reading (Interview)

7/02 - Reading Between The Wines (Guest Post)

7/03 - Cocktails and Books (Spotlight)

7/04 - Ramblings From This Chick (Guest Post)

7/05 - Readaholics Anonymous (Guest Post)

******** GIVEAWAY ********  
Robyn DeHart will be giving away winner's choice of the following:
Amazon Paperwhite
Nook Glow
$120 Gift Card for Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

Open for US shipping ONLY.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Montana Mustangs Blog Tour ~ Series Spotlight and Giveaway Danica Winters

The Nymph's Labyrinth
 Book 1 of The Nymph Series
 Publication Date: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo
Book Description: *(Featured in USA Today)*
 A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed. 
A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his trouble making son.  When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened,Ariadne is forced to make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger.
Can Ariadne have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?

Montana Mustangs
The Nymph Series Book 2
Danica Winters
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
 Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo
Book Description:
A Nymph.  A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death.  As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love.  Until she meets Dane.
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter.  As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp. 

When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life…  Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice? 

Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic.  When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing).  She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.

Other Titles by Danica Winters:
An Angel’s Justice

Coming Soon from Danica Winters (2013):
Winter Swans, The Nymph Series #3 (Crimson Romance)

June 20 - July 20

6/20- Darker Passions (spotlight & Review)

6/20 - Mama's Reading Break (series spotlight)

6/21-  Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog (interview)

6/22- Snarkology of a Romance & Fantasy Author (interview)

6/22 - KT Book Reviews (series spotlight)

6/23- Literal Addiction (series spotlight)

6/24- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (series spotlight)

6/25-  United by Books (series spotlight)

6/26-  Regina May Ross (interview)

6/27- So Many Reads (series spotlight)

6/27 - Smoldering Heat (series spotlight)

6/28- Book Monster Reviews (series spotlight)

6/29-  Addicted to Heroines (interview)

6/30- I Am, Indeed (series spotlight & review)

7/01-  Bitten by Paranormal Romance (interview & review)

7/02- The Jeep Diva (series spotlight)

7/03-  Herding Cats, Burning Soup (interview & review Book 2)

7/04- Mad Hatter Reads (series spotlight & review Book 1)

7/05-  For the Love of Reading (spotlight & review)

7/06-  Romance Junkies (interview & review)

7/07- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)

 7/08- Reading Between the Wines (series spotlight)

7/09-  The Reading Café (series spotlight & reviews)

7/10- Sassy Book Lovers (series spotlight)

7/11-  Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (Interviews & reviews)

7/12-  You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)

7/13- Confessions of the Paranormal (series spotlight)

7/14- Page Flipperz (series spotlight)

7/15- Book Lovin' Mamas (interview)

7/16- Night Owl Reviews (guest post)

7/16 - Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)

7/17- Nette's Bookshelf (series spotlight & reviews)

7/18- Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)

7/19- Cocktails and Books (series spotlight)

7/20- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)

********* GIVEAWAY *********
Danica is giving away a the following prizes when her tour ends:

$25.00 Amazon gift card

TWO runners-up will get a copy of An Angel's Justice
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