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Contemporary Romance Feature and Interview: Striker: No Prisoners MC Book 1 by Lilly Atlas @lillyatlas

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Contemporary Romance, Steamy Romance, Romantic Suspense


Release Date: 8/9/16

Dr. Lila Emerson is finally free of the shadow of her politically connected family, with her new job in a small town Emergency Room. But her new peace is shattered when she encounters the dangerous, but compelling Striker. He’s everything she should stay away from, but all she craves. And since he keeps turning up in her ER, he’s hard to avoid.

As Vice President of No Prisoners outlaw motorcycle club, Striker is no stranger to violence. But when it touches the pretty doctor he wants in his bed, he’ll do anything to keep her safe. When Striker and Lila are thrust together, sparks fly and passions ignite. Before long they find themselves entangled in a relationship neither saw coming.

The MC can and will eliminate any threat against Lila, but what if they—and the man she’s falling for—are the reason she’s in danger?

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Chapter 1

The doors to Desert Community Hospital slid open with a whoosh. It was a sound Dr. Lila Emerson heard countless times each shift, so she didn’t bother to look up, focusing instead on completing a written proposal for the concussion and sports safety program she hoped to institute at the local high school. Another forty-five minutes and she would have it completed, and be on her way home to the bottle of Cabernet and warm bath that promised to soothe her tired body after a hectic week. She couldn’t wait.

“Stitch.” Jester’s booming voice bellowed through the lobby. “We need you, girl! Gumby’s face is all busted up.”

Lila groaned. Again? Perhaps the man needed a new nickname. Gumby didn’t seem fitting, considering the number of times his body cracked.

Members of the No Prisoners motorcycle club had burst into the lobby of the emergency room. She could always tell the moment they came through the doors, even without the inevitable we’re here announcement made by Jester. There was a change in the energy of the room: a charge of fear and distrust from some, a nervous respect from others, and a buzz of sexual energy from all the testosterone they seemed to emit. There was a strong possibility she was the only one who noticed that last point.

Jester led the pack of two leather-clad, boot-wearing men as they tromped through the waiting room, and up to the admissions desk. Silence descended as the patients awaiting treatment gaped at the intimidating duo. Jester was a mountain of a man, topping out at no less than six foot five inches, and probably weighed close to three hundred pounds of solid muscle. He had the body type of a serious weight lifter, and could have been one, for all she knew about him. Both arms boasted full sleeves of tattoos, and additional ink peeked out from the collar of his T-shirt. Jester’s dark brown hair was long, past his shoulders, and thick, though usually contained in a ponytail at the base of his neck. He was a formidable figure, and not someone she’d want to meet in a back alley at night, despite his apparent jovial demeanor.

He reached the admissions desk, and braced his meaty hands on the counter. The action placed him directly above poor Anna, the middle aged receptionist who worked the night shift. She had to tilt her head way back to meet Jester’s fierce gaze.

About the Author:


Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author. She’s a proud Navy wife and mother of two spunky girls. Every time Lilly downloads a new ebook she expects her Kindle App to tell her it’s exhausted and overworked, and to please give it some rest. Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet so she can often be found absorbed in a good book.

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How many books do you currently have published?
As of now, Striker is the first book I’ve published. Jester, the second book in the No Prisoners MC series, is available for pre-order, and goes live on November first!

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?
Right now, I’m working on Acer’s story. His will be the third book in the No Prisoners series. There isn’t a release date yet, but I anticipate early 2017.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
I’m a daydreamer, plotter, fantasizer, whatever you’d like to call it. My mind is constantly dreaming up stories and characters. What I enjoy most about writing, is bringing those stories to life and sharing them with others.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?
I haven’t experienced true writer’s block as of yet, but there are times when I get stuck writing a scene. The words don’t flow the way I want, or I’m just not satisfied with the scene. What I’ve found works best, is if I walk away from the computer for a while. My mind never completely lets the scene go, and after some time spent thinking it through—without feeling the pressure of the computer staring at me—I’m able to push past it.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?
I have! Problem is, if I tell you now, I’ll spoil a future story.

Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release, a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character?
Look for the audio version of Striker in the next few weeks. It’s narrated by Noah Michael Levine, who won the 2016 Audie Award for Best Erotica Audiobook. He did an amazing job, and I can’t wait until everyone can listen to the book!

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?
The Fatal series by Marie Force is my hands down favorite series. It has everything I love: complex characters, steamy love scenes, suspense, and intrigue.

What about television shows? Movies?
I’m a huge Game of Thrones nerd. A few other shows that top my list are Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Shameless.

Science Fiction Romance: Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine Part One by Desiree Broussard

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Vampire Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Futuristic Romance

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Keely was used to fighting to survive. It was the only way to live in the ruined and ravaged remains of humanity. Never in her wildest dreams did she really believe that vampires were real. At least she didn’t until the night she was abducted.

Taken and held captive with four other women, they quickly learn the reason for their abduction. Due to a genetic fluke, their blood contains the v factor… and the vampires want them to repopulate their world.

Expected to participate in a market and pick a mate, Keely is floored by her attraction to the sexy vampire that guards her. But he’s not the only one that wants her. How can any female choose?

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About the Author:

I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. My ideal man evolved from tall, dark, and sexy to tall, dark, and sexy with fangs. And so my fantasy was born.

My first release is Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine (Part One). If you like a safe and neat series, this is not for you. Taken is very dark in nature, with strong sexual themes, dangerous situations, and Gothic undertones throughout it. When you open the pages to my series, you’re stepping into a world ruled by beings that survive on blood. There’s nothing safe about that.

The year is 2050, and Keely has just been abducted from her home in small-town USA. Blindfolded and bound, she is taken into outer space and delivered into a world with three moons and no sun. Almost immediately, she discovers her fate. Due to a rare blood factor she’s been taken and now she’s expected to select a male vampire mate and breed.

The attraction between her and her guard is instantaneous, but where can it lead? Now a concubine, Keely is taken for her grooming. The market is quickly approaching, her future dark and uncertain. She’s destined to be a vampire’s concubine, but which one will she pick?

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Fantasy Book Spotlight: Fallen Tiers by Cheryl Matthynssens @balanceguide

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Fantasy, Magical Realism, Sword and Sorcery

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The Blue Dragon’s Geas Book 5

Release Date: 5/12/2017

Premiering on May 12, Fallen Tiers is the final book in the Blue Dragon’s Geas.

From the appearance of a mysterious egg to the onslaught of a vicious storm, Alador must now decide when to move against his Uncle. How will he protect Rena’s egg? Can he save people from a storm of his own making, from the winter before? Can he really eliminate the well entrenched High Minister, who also happens to be his uncle. This last task must be done.. or he will fail his Geas given by the Blue Dragon. Failure of a major geas only ends in death. Alador is fairly certain attempting to remove his uncle will also end in death. Which death will our young hero choose or will he surprise them all and complete the Geas, releasing him from a predestined path he would have never chosen.

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Luthian indicated a chair by the fire.  “I am pleased you could attend me so quickly.  My nephew has informed me that we are in for quite the storm.  As the leader of the stone mages, I need you to send people down to seal our storehouses.”  He waited until she sat down to continue.

“Of course, I am fully aware that our staples are stored beneath the city.” She frowned, her placid face worsened with the grimace.  “We have had storms before. The water has never breached the storehouses, High Minister.”

“Please, we are alone… call me Luthian.”  He smiled, but it was more because the calculated familiarity had its desired effect. The lady smile demurely and dropped her gaze, her cheeks taking on the rosy coloring again.

“Alador has warned me that there will be a wave of an unusual height.  I also know that it will land when the tide is at its highest.” He sighed with a bit of forced distress. “I would rather be safe for our people than regret a lack of action. We have little time.”

Caterine rose immediately.  “Then I had best be off to see the task done.” She turned to head for the door.

Luthian caught her arm.  “One moment, I think we might have an opportunity that would profit us both.” He paused until she turned back to look at him, her face full of her confusion.  “Do you still have ill will toward our Trench Lord?”

Caterine’s face-hardened at the mention of Sordith’s title.  With Luthian’s order to assist in the covering of the trench, she had been insulted to find herself working under the Trench Lord’s direction.

“He is not in my favor,” she admitted, her voice hoarse with distaste.

“And those in the trench? Your thoughts on them?” Luthian pressed.

“It is filthy and contains a forsaken lot who are barely more than animals.” Her fingers brushed across her robe as though the mere thought of the trench and its inhabitants made her feel dirty.

Luthian nodded gravely as she played into his hands.  “I feel much the same.  May I suggest a little foul play?” He dipped his head in acknowledgement as a conniving look flashed in her eyes. He had chosen his mage correctly.

“What did you have in mind?” she cooed.

“Send your troublesome mages, those you have concerns over into the trench to seal them against the weather.  This does need done.  Once they are fully occupied, you seal the trench from the first tier.”

“I fail to see what good this will do either of us?”  She eyed him a bit warily.

“I have been told the wave will fully engulf the trench.  The falling rain…” he indicated the window, “needs an outlet as it drains down the tiers, so sealing it against this wave is not an option.”

“You plan to drown them?”  She considered the idea.

“It is such a fine opportunity, don’t you agree? I can assure you that no mages will interfere.  General Levielle is even now giving the order that there is to be no movement between the tiers.” Luthian’s voice was soft and suggestive.

Luthian could tell that her calculating mind was already lining up as she realized what would occur.  “I merely point out an opportunity for us both to rid ourselves of… What did you call them… a filthy and forsaken lot of animals?  The level of crime moving up the tiers is increasing.  It is time we cleansed ourselves of those that do not have enough skill to be of use to the upper tiers.”  He waved his hands in dismissal, as though changing his mind. He lightened his tone.  “What am I thinking? No… We should not.  Why people might hold you accountable for such an act.” He shook his head. “I fear I fell into a bit of whimsical fantasy.  It is hardly a proper plan.”  He sighed with exasperation.  “I just don’t know when another chance might present itself…”

“I can seal them without detection,” Lady Caterine offered.

“Could you?”   He looked a bit amazed, but inwardly he felt like the angler setting his hook.  “I don’t know…  It would have to be our secret.” He tapped his lip thoughtfully.

She moved to him, a bit of hopeful familiarity emerged as she laid a hand upon his robe.  “I can keep secrets, Luthian,” she murmured.

She gazed up at him for a long hopeful minute.  Luthian sighed inwardly. Some sacrifices had to be made when one was attempting to keep his hands clean.   He bent his head to let his lips hover just above hers.

“Then let me send you on your way,” his soft words for her ears alone.  He laid his lips against hers – revolted at the cold fish like kiss she attempted to return.  “I will see you as soon as you have finished.  We can… share other secrets,” he promised.

She nodded happily and turned, hurrying from the room to order her least favorite mages sent to seal the storehouse.

Luthian wiped his mouth on the back of his hand as soon as the door shut.  Thankfully, he would not be keeping that promise.  The woman kissed worse than a virgin.

He turned back toward his desk, seeing Severent step from the side door.  “Is the plan still as we discussed, milord?”  He was dressed in drab grays and browns.  Luthian knew that if he walked the lower tiers, he would likely never notice the man. Here in his office filled with rich tones, he stood out.

“Yes, all is in place as we discussed.  The occupants of the trench will have only one way out.  Through panic or storm, we should see the population diminish greatly.”  Luthian chuckled.  “And the current level of dedication in our Trench Lord means I will likely lose him as well.  Pity… the man had a head for business.”

Severent nodded and glanced at the door, then back at Luthian.  “And the woman?”

Luthian did not hesitate.  “As soon as the last wall is in place… kill her.”

 About the Author:

Cheryl Matt

Cheryl Matthynssens was born in Upland, California, holds a teaching degree and is a licensed addictions counselor. This has allowed her to interview hundreds of personalities over her career.
She loves that everyone is unique and this appreciation and interest has informed and inspired her writing.

Matthynssens enjoys the universe of fantasy for the way it connects to the mind’s creativity and imagination as a colorful escape to distant lands of mystical beasts and fantastic quests where the hero really does save the day. As she’s matured artistically, Matthynssens has found writing to be a comforting counterbalance to a world where beloved characters don’t always get back up after they fall down.

Matthynssens currently lives in Wenatchee, Washington, and has four beautiful children and four wonderful grandchildren.

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Paranormal Romance Spotlight: Dark Experiments by Lana Campbell @foreverandanigh

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Paranormal Romance

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Release Date: 5/21/17

Christian is the exception to Tiffany’s rule that all males are louses. For years Tiffany has lusted after Christian and of late she can’t help but wonder what it might be like to have a brief fling with him. The opportunity to explore her secret fantasy appears when Christian offers her a job as the IT person for his practice, the V clinic. She knows if he gives her the green light, she’s going to have a romp with her sexy vampire. When the night finally arrives and she and Christian have sex, the experience is so overwhelmingly powerful, Tiffany backpedals and tries to turn down the heat between them. She’s human. He’s a vampire. She can’t afford to fall in love with him.
Christian has other ideas. During their sexual encounter, he discovers Tiffany is his life mate and he vows to change her thinking. His intentions are put on hold when he gets caught up in an angel of death’s vicious plan to chemically terminate V clinic patients’ pregnancies. Tiffany herself falls victim to a lethal dose of arsenic and Christian can only save her by turning her into a vampire. She’s furious when she wakes from her turning and discovers what Christian has done. She wants nothing to do with him ever again, but when she’s kidnapped by this angel of death and used as a guinea pig for deadly experiments she only has Christian to turn to save her life.

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Lana Campbell

Hi. I’m Lana Campbell author of Forever and a Night, a paranormal, vampire romance. I love writing and reading paranormal books. I live in Avoca, AR with a husband and a cat. Love cats too! Forever and a Night is the first book in a vampire series I’m writing. Forever and a Night Dark Experiments coming soon!

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Paranormal Romance Spotlight: Forever and a Night by Lana Campbell @foreverandanigh

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Paranormal Romance

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Nathan Davenport is being stalked by Isabella Ravini, the feral vampire who stole his human life over a hundred and sixty years ago. She made him her fledging, a slave for her dark, evil purposes—hunting humans. After a few years she released him, and Nathan reluctantly learned to accept the cursed life she’d foisted upon him.
Over time he amassed a great fortune, which today has made him famous worldwide. Isabella decides she wants to be a part of this world of fame and fortune Nathan created for himself. She’s determined to marry him, and love has nothing to do with it. His money is her primary target, and the fame and prestige attached to being the wife of one of the richest men in the world wouldn’t be so bad either.
In an effort to evade her until he can figure out how to stop her, he hides at a safe house he owns in New Orleans. One Saturday evening in NOLA, he decides to have dinner in the city. He chooses a quiet little Italian bistro, never imagining this night will change his life forever. The human woman who delivers his order isn’t a server, but the restaurant’s sous chef, a beautiful ethnic woman possessing the most delicious blood scent he’s ever encountered.
The moment Mia Peebles arrives at his table with his plate, tasting her becomes an obsession. Mia wants nothing to do with him because of Nathan’s reputation as a playboy. So Nathan enchants her, feeds from her, but his lusts for her blood and body play havoc with his thinking.
Nathan finds a way to bring her into his life as his personal chef and quickly falls in love with her. The trouble is Mia has no idea he’s a vampire because during the enchanting episodes, Nathan blocked her memories of those sensual encounters. How will Nathan tell her the truth without losing her and keep Isabella from finding him? Or worst yet, will Isabella discover how much Mia has come to mean to him?

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About the Author:

Lana Campbell

Hi. I’m Lana Campbell author of Forever and a Night, a paranormal, vampire romance. I love writing and reading paranormal books. I live in Avoca, AR with a husband and a cat. Love cats too! Forever and a Night is the first book in a vampire series I’m writing. Forever and a Night Dark Experiments coming soon!

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