Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Only For the Night by Ella Sheridan

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She needs a Dom with heart. He sees the lifestyle as heartless.
Can a brave submissive show a rock star that accepting his true nature will be nirvana for both of them? Letting go with her may help him put the pieces of himself—and his band—back together again.
Struggling with the death of her mother, Sage Lyndsey turned to her Dom for comfort, but his impatience led to a humiliating scene in front of their club. Devastated, she runs to a small town on the Cali coast. Buying into Citrus Pointe’s bakery may be her best decision ever—if she can overcome the embarrassment of having her new landlord’s dog steal her towel right in front of him. It gets worse when she realizes he’s none other than rock bassist Hank Nash, and despite the problems it would cause, she wants nothing more than his talented hands on her, bending her to his will.
Hank is an ex-cop who knows all too well what dominance looks like when it turns to abuse—he saw the consequences on another cop’s wife. After turning the man in, Hank left that life behind to start a rock band, Weekend Washout. Now he’s fighting to keep the band together, and to deny his urge to dominate pretty, spunky Sage. But when Sage’s ex-Dom reappears, Hank is forced into a life-changing decision: Accept both their needs and gain more than one night with Sage, or retreat to the safe life he’s built so carefully.
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Writing has been my passion since childhood, but like many writers, life got in the way. After earning a BA in English Literature, I married and started a family. But the worlds and characters that swirled through my mind just wouldn’t go away, and at a particularly difficult time in my life, I picked up pen and paper (or laptop) and tried to release some of that difficulty onto the page. I’ve been writing ever since. Now I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, run an accountability blog to help writers reach their goals, and am pursuing publication with the same passion I feel for writing.
Nothing pleases me more than sharing the stories of my heart with you, the reader, and I hope, in some small way, these stories will touch your heart too.

At This Moment by Karen Cimms

Sometimes life gives you what you need, even if you don’t believe you deserve it.

Kate Daniels wants it all—a big, crazy life, lots of kids, and an adoring husband. Someday. For now, she’ll be happy just to survive her first semester of college. Billy McDonald wants it all, too. Since the day he got his first guitar, he’s had one goal—to prove he’s worth something. His dream is so close, he can almost touch it.

Thrown together during a freak snowstorm, Kate and Billy’s lives become permanently entwined. On the outside, they have nothing in common, but scars aren’t always visible and abuse doesn’t always leave a mark. Kate keeps the pain of her past buried, while Billy carries his like a weapon.

In spite of finding love, Billy continues to be haunted by his childhood and tempted by the excesses of the music industry. He struggles to keep his career on track and his inner demons at bay, until one night, he makes a mistake that could cost him everything. Kate may have found her happily ever after, but for Billy, the nightmare has just begun.

Set against a backdrop of heavy metal and emerging grunge, At This Moment is the first book in the Of Love and Madness trilogy. A love story that unfolds over twenty-five years, it’s the tale of two damaged people trying to make their way in the world without destroying themselves or each other in the process.

   Billy didn’t say a word when he picked them up at the subway station, and he did little more than grunt when he dropped Joey off at his station a few blocks later. He remained quiet as they drove through Brooklyn, over the Williamsburg Bridge, and into Lower Manhattan. Kate tried several times to engage him in conversation, but he just stared straight ahead, saying nothing.
   After they pulled into the parking lot behind their apartment, he turned off the van and sat drumming his fingers on the steering wheel. She waited until he got out, then followed, expecting to help carry his bags.
   “I got it,” he snapped.
   “Fine.” It was her turn to get angry. She’d only agreed to do this video because of him.    Plus it was his idea—or Christa’s, the little blond weasel—that no one know they were a couple. It wasn’t her fault she caused a stir. Not totally.
   She bolted ahead, letting the door slam shut as he approached, and stomped up the stairs and down the hall to their apartment. Throwing her bag on the couch, she went into the bathroom to take off her makeup.
   When she came out, Billy was sitting on the bed.
   “You think you’re pretty funny, don’t you?”
   “Me? I think I’m hilarious.”
   As she stormed past him, Billy grabbed her by the hand and pulled her into his lap, locking his arms around her. She sat stiffly, staring straight ahead, her jaw tight, not willing to look at him.
   “I’m sorry,” he said finally, pressing his forehead into her shoulder. “I’m not mad at you. I’m mad at me.”
   “That makes two of us.”
   “I’m an idiot. I shouldn’t have talked you into this, and I shouldn’t have agreed to keep you a secret.”
   “Are you saying that because you didn’t like Bailey hitting on me or the other guys looking at me?”
   “I didn’t like any of it. I also didn’t like you having to walk in without me and leave without me, even with Joey—who hates me, by the way.”
   “He doesn’t hate you.”
   He snorted. “I’ll call Christa tomorrow. Tell her we’re not doing this.”
   “The video?”
   “No. That we have to do. But I’m not making believe we’re not a couple. I don’t see the need for it. I’m not in this for the women. I’m a musician, not a gigolo.”
   “You don’t want to be both?”
   He shook his head.
   “Aww,” she purred. “Too bad.”
   He looked up, surprised. “What does that mean?”
   “You’ll see.”
Karen Cimms is a writer, editor, and music lover. She was born and raised in New Jersey and still thinks of the Garden State as home. She began her career at an early age rewriting the endings to her favorite books. It was a mostly unsuccessful endeavor, but she likes to think she invented fanfiction.

Karen is a lifelong Jersey corn enthusiast, and is obsessed with (in no particular order) books, shoes, dishes, and Brad Pitt. In her spare time she likes to quilt, decorate, and entertain. Just kidding–she has no spare time.

Although she loves pigeons, she is terrified of pet birds, scary movies and Mr. Peanut.

Karen is married to her favorite lead guitar player. Her children enjoy tormenting her with countless mean-spirited pranks because they love her, or so they say. She currently lives in Northeast Pennsylvania, although her heart is usually in Maine.

“At This Moment” is her debut novel.

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Seven by Susan Renee

Title: Seven

Author: Susan Renee

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 22, 2016


Moving back home wasn't anything I ever wanted.

But after enduring the worst,

Going home was the only answer.

Being back is everything I thought it would be...

Awful, isolating, a constant reminder of what I lost.

And the last thing I need--or want--is more reminders of my past,

Especially Bryant Wood.


That's all I feel--all I can see when I look at Savannah Turner.

I want to hold her, feel her, love her,

And thank her for what's she given me.

But I can't show her the gratitude.

The relief.

The gift she's given me.

I won't.

It'll ruin everything.

A secret I must keep--a secret that could break her.

Shatter her.

Destroy her.

All over again. 

January 1, 2013

“You are my sunshine…”

Breathe Peyton.

“My only sunshine…”

Fight for mommy.

“You make me happy…”

Breathe baby girl.

“When skies are gray…”

You can do it Peyton.

“You’ll never know dear…”

Please. Please Peyton breathe on your own.

“How much I love you.”

Don’t you die on me baby girl.

“Please don’t take my sunshine away.”

Beep. Swoosh…..Beep. Swoosh…..Beep. Swoosh.

I sit here next to her hospital bed holding her little seventeen-month old lifeless fingers, so delicate, so small. I think about her first birthday and how adorable she was with cake all over her face, her tummy and in her hair. Peyton is the happiest little girl and so full of life.


She was so full of life.

Susan Renee wants to live in a world where paint doesn’t smell, Hogwarts is open twenty-four/seven, and everything is covered in glitter. An indie romance author, Susan has written about everything from lawn mowers to thick colossal bottles of wine, and has won a Snuggle Buddy award for her nonfiction book, “The Hula Hoop Tester’s Guide to Jumping.” She lives in Ohio with her family and seven tiny donkeys. She’s a Pet Whispering major from OMGU with a Masters in medical care for inanimate objects (a la Doc McStuffins). Susan enjoys crab-walking through the Swiss Alps, drinking Muscle Milk, and doing the Care Bear stare with her closest friends.  

Belfast Bound Series by Leigh Stone

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Belfast Bound ~ Series

Lex's Melody - Belfast Bound #1

Lex's Melody is Leigh Stone's first erotic novel, set in the
Northern Ireland city of Belfast. 

Alex Matthews is a tall, handsome dominant. He exists on the thrill that having
a woman submit to him creates. He doesn't date, he doesn't commit. He works hard
as an architect by day, and demands control over his submissives in his
downtime. Melody Anderson is a 26-year-old college student who is about to
change all that. 
When her best friend Jonny suggests that she try a dating website, Mel has no
idea where it will lead. Alex finds her profile compelling, and on their first
meeting in the oldest bar in Belfast makes the suggestion that she should
submit to him. Enthralled by where this could lead, Mel agrees, and the pair
find themselves bound together in submission and dominance. 
Alex soon finds that with Mel, his previous vice of submission only, isn't
enough, and he yearns to make their relationship more, but a dark shadow from
Alex's past looms menacingly on the horizon. 
Will Alex overcome his fears from the past and find a future with Mel, or will
it all end in tragedy? 

Contains graphic sexual scenes including those with BDSM overtones. Also
contains graphic language, and therefore is not suitable for under 18's.

Melodic Minor - Belfast Bound #2

SYNOPSIS: They say the course of true love never runs smooth, and that’s
certainly been the experience for Alex and Mel. Fear drove them away from each
other, and tragedy almost tore them apart forever. 

In a continuation of the love affair between Alex and Melody, we join the pair
right where Lex’s Melody left off, and this time we get to hear the tale
through their own words in this first person narrative. 

What does fortune now hold for the lovers, can they settle down and have the
future together that they both deserve, or will old fears be renewed and
threaten to pull them apart again? 

Only time will tell!

Pulled Apart - Belfast Bound #3

SYNOPSIS: It’s been a long journey to get here. A long, painful journey, I
have the scars, nightmares, and panic attacks to prove it. I never would have
believed, all those years ago, that Oliver Watson would have been my worst
nightmare. I’m not sorry that he’s dead. I’m just sorry that it wasn’t at my
hand. I hate him. I hate what he did to me. I hate what he has taken from me.
More than anything, I hate him for taking the coward's way out. He was supposed
to rot in prison for his crimes, not leave me to be the only one to face what

I’m Juliet Monroe. I’m twenty-five years old and I have been through hell. I’ve
learned so much about myself. The thing that I’ve learned most is just how
strong I can be, but as strong as I am, without my friends, I wouldn’t be here.
I’ve learned that friends can be your lifelines, friends can be your support,
friends can be your saviours, and sometimes, they might just save your

**WARNING** This book is intended for mature audiences (18+) only. The
storyline is a rape survivor's retelling of their story, and as such may cause
distress. While acts of violence are depicted, it is vital to the main premise
of being able to move on with hope.


Magnetic Attraction - Belfast Bound #4

Coming Soon Not 2 Be Missed

Titanic Signing Belfast, 2018 - March 24th.
Held in the iconic Titanic Belfast museum - Saturday March 24th 2018, this international book signing will be an event that will not be forgotten! Afterwards we head on to the Europa Hotel for 'A Night to Remember' with a Gala Dinner and partying on into the wee hours.
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I'm Leigh Stone, I live in Northern Ireland, just outside the capital city of Belfast, in a house I share with my teenage daughter, and our personal zoo (1 Labrador mix, 3 cats, and 2 rabbits!).

I'm first and foremost a reader, and a fast reader at that, often devouring books in a single sitting over a period of hours. I have always had aspirations to write and become a published author, but as a teenager I was encouraged to look for a different profession, as being an author "wouldn't pay the bills."

It was that reading that lead a friend of mine to suggest that I had read so many of those books that I could probably write my own! It seemed like a good idea, and I thought that I would give it a try :) a few months later Lex's Melody was well underway, and the rest as they say is history!