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Contemporary Erotic Romance Feature and Interview: Sonnet Coupled by Roxanne D. Howard @roxannedhoward


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Contemporary Erotic Romance, Multicultural/Interracial, New Adult


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Release Date: 4/25/17

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

ALWAYS FAITHFUL

Sheltered and cosseted, Sonnet Mendoza abided by her papi’s wishes her whole life: no boys, studies first and always. Now an ER nurse in a busy Chicago hospital, medical school is so close Sonnet can taste it. Just like her father always wanted. Just like she can she can taste all the things she wants—like Griffith Parker, the man of her dreams and her new housemate.

Working “graves” in a large hospital as a security guard while attending the police academy during the day doesn’t leave ex-Marine Griffith Parker any personal time, but after meeting the beautiful Sonnet Mendoza, business as usual is anything but. Sassy, smart…and interested in him, too? Except, she’s made an art of keeping her distance, and she’s been clear that her plans don’t include him. But the heart wants what the heart wants. His wants Sonnet. He’ll put it on the line to win her.

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Excerpt:

It had grown dark, and the lampposts in the parking lot were lit. She had a little pep in her step as she walked to the ER doors, but she stopped and didn’t go in. He was there, hands on his duty belt as he talked with a patient near the security desk. Griffith emitted shock waves of sex appeal, even from where she stood.
Oh, hell no.
She’d never be able to walk past him after what she’d done the other night. She reddened. Not like he would even know about her stupid fantasies, but she would. She’d half forgotten he would be on graves with her, too wrapped up in the exhilaration of getting into medical school and…other activities.
Evasive maneuvering seemed the best way to go, so she sidestepped and made her way around to the back employee entrance leading into the ER. She smiled to herself over the minor victory, and pushed against the handle to go in, but it didn’t budge.
“You’ve uh, got to pull it.”
She turned around, and there he stood, dangling a black Maglite in his hand. She reigned in the growl that wanted to surface. “I’m sorry?”
“The door. You need to yank the handle toward you, not push it. There’s a sign.”
Sonnet froze, and eyed the PULL sticker she’d been oblivious to, right above said handle.
“Of course,” she murmured. “Figures.” Even though he must think her an imbecile, she raised her chin with defiance and muttered her thanks as she tugged on the door. It didn’t move.
“Use your badge,” he said. “It’s a security measure so no unauthorized personnel get in.” She glanced at him. He crossed his arms, and his lips fought a losing battle to twitch upward.
Sonnet shook her head, flustered, and rooted around her purse for her work badge. “Look, I realize you think I’m a total moron here, but it’s my first night on the floor, my car had trouble starting earlier, and my nerves are all shot to hell. So, I’d appreciate it if you, your ridiculously stacked chest, and all your muscles wouldn’t judge me, okay? I’m nervous enough as it is. We’re not all perfect.” She held her badge to the RFID reader. The second the green light went on, he beat her to the handle and held the door open for her.
She didn’t see a wedding ring on his left hand. Hmm.
He smirked. “Good to know you like my muscles.” He raised his eyebrows as she clipped past him.
“Shut it, Rambo.”


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About the Author:

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Roxanne D. Howard is a U.S. Army veteran who has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the western U.S., and when she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website and social media.


Interview with the Author:

Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey? You bet! I have been writing all my life, but it wasn’t until my mid-thirties that I started writing novels and getting serious about publishing them. It’s been a neat experience and I’ve met some amazing, wonderful people.

How many books do you currently have published? Six

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why? Sonnet Coupled, my new release. It expanded my normal boundaries in a way I hadn’t before, and I found myself loving the characters as if they were real. Sonnet and Griffith are both people I would want to be friends with.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release? I have currently put my writing projects on hold until Sonnet Coupled comes out, but I do have a few books in the works.

What do you enjoy most about writing? The magic. I love what happens when I create something and then it essentially takes me over until it’s a book. I will always love to write.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it? Oh, all the time. The hard thing about life is that it crops up when we most need it to let us write, but during those times I just ride the wave, try to change my routine, and eventually the chips fall back into place.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you? Yes! I’m an outliner, and when I set out to write a novel I like to have it mapped out. In each of my books, the characters decided they were going to do what they wanted, and I almost always charter off course during their journeys and romances. I’ve learned to quit being a stickler to the outliner, and to listen to what they tell me.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why? I have a soft spot for Griffith. He’s a special, unique person and I poured a lot into his character. My least favorite is Janelle, she’s the catty woman at the office that drives everyone crazy.

So far, what has been your favorite scene to write? This is going to sound so weird, but the fight scene in Sonnet Coupled. When I began writing it, it was like Griffith grabbed the pen out of my hand, tossed it across the room, and said, “no, here’s how this is going to go.” It just sort of happened, but I’m happy with how it turned out. Considering all the love scenes I write in my books, I know that’s an odd answer, but it’s often the dynamics and dialogue between the characters that make the scenes great.

What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers? I’ve learned to believe in myself. Like everyone I struggle with self-doubt, but if you have a dream and you’re passionate about that dream, don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Get what you want.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why? Each of my books offers something for everyone. I’d personally recommend Sonnet Coupled or At the Heart of the Stone, as I feel they are my two strongest.

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? Gasp, you want me to ruin the surprises of Sonnet Coupled? Ha ha, not a chance. Read the book, and make sure you keep a fan handy!

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read? I love anything by Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Wladyslaw Szpilman, and I have been getting into YA dystopian novels lately. Basically, I read everything. If there are words on paper of any kind, I’ll read it.

What about television shows? Movies? I am a big Walking Dead, the 100, and Timeless fan. I also love, love, love Star Wars. I think Kylo Ren is one of the most well-written, interesting characters to date.

Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why? Intensity by Dean Koontz. Chyna Shephard is my spirit animal. I love Koontz’ imagery in his writing. That book is brilliantly written, and her character was so strong.

Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions? Very soon, yes! I will be doing book signings in the near future and I plan to attend a conference in 2018. Stay tuned to my website and social media for details!

If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say? I’ve learned never ever to give up on your dreams.

Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers? Sonnet Coupled is out on April 25th! Check it out!



Featured New Adult Book: Missy the Werecat by P. G. Allison #RT @p_g_allison


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Title and Author Name: Missy the Werecat by P. G. Allison

Series: Missy the Werecat (Book I)

Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

 

Book Blurb/Synopsis:

When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She’s a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today’s world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.

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P. G. Allison has always loved stories about female characters with special powers (Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Batgirl) along with stories about witches and werewolves. The Missy the Werecat Series has no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha; Missy is a girl with fantastic abilities doing great things in today’s world, amongst humans. Future books in this paranormal, new adult, urban fantasy series are planned where Missy will go on to West Point and eventually serve in the Special Forces.

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Romance Feature: Inking Scars by M.A. Stacie @MAStacie


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Romance, Contemporary, New Adult


inking scars

Ink and Metal Book 1

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing

Release Date: 1/17/2017

Love will always leave a mark, no matter how fleeting.

Tattoo artist Seth Baxter has had enough loss to last him a lifetime. Focused and driven, he channels his energy into making his store the best in the business. The one thing he can certainly do without is the return of his ex-girlfriend.

Bexley Way is lost. She runs back to the only person who can help her. She’s willing to take Seth’s hurt as long as he’ll offer her the solace she craves. He needs her help in the store and she’s desperate for his forgiveness, as well as his personal brand of security.

Secrets are kept by both of them, even when their old, unresolved feelings resurface. Each day spent in her presence is a step forward for Seth. Their relationship was never truly over to him. Yet Bexley keeps so much to herself. Protecting her heart. Protecting Seth.

But when Bexley is faced with the true horror of her situation, she has no choice but to reveal it all to Seth. However, the words barely leave her lips before it all takes a deadly turn, leaving behind more anguish than ever before.

Are Seth and Bexley strong enough to right a past wrong and give themselves a permanent future?

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You treated me as though I would break. The intimacy stopped.” She turned her back to him, an action he was growing used to. It incited him further.
“Sex?” he growled. “You feel like we should have had more sex.” He stood behind her, grasping her hips hard. “Sex I can do. Why don’t we work on that now? I’m up for a fun fuck or two. In fact, I can think of a few positions I’d like you in. Ass up would be top of my list.”
Bexley looked over her shoulder at him while pushing back at his achingly hard cock. It was the smallest touch, one Seth didn’t miss.
“What? All this shit between us and you think sex right now is a good idea? Why?” she asked, her voice shaking.
He pulled her flush to his front, skimming his hand up her body to cup her breast through her top. Bexley groaned, her head falling back onto his shoulder. “Why?” she asked again as he grazed her neck with his teeth.
“Because I’m still not done with you.”
His name left her lips, little more than a whisper, while she lifted her arms and threaded her fingers into his hair. She held him firm, keeping his lips at her throat while she ground her ass against his cock. The steel ball on the tip of his cock felt heavy.
The embers of lust that had smoldered between them were now burning bright. All sensible thought fled, his dick now making the decisions. “More,” he demanded, his words coming out harsher than intended. Taking hold of the hem of her top, he peeled it over her head and dropped it at their feet.
Bexley faced him, her eyes wide and glassy with arousal.
Seth reached out, flicking open the button of her jeans. “Off.”
Hiding behind his cockiness and confidence would give him strength right now, when his hands were shaking as much as hers.
She did as he’d asked, pushing her jeans to the floor and standing before him in her bra and lace panties. He took hold of her chin between his thumb and forefinger, seeing her pulse beat rapidly on her neck.
“You do know this is such a bad idea, right?” she said before licking her lips.


About the Author:

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M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she loves getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.

She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with running, knitting, and listening to loud music. However, she is yet to work out how to do them all at the same time.

M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.

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Contemporary Romance Feature: 1/2 Cocked by Michelle Hughes @MichelleHughes_


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Contemporary Romance and New Adult Romance


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Publisher: Tears of Crimson Publishing

Release Date: 8/5/16

Twenty-One-Year-Old College Student Becca Stewart has lived her life by the rules and never stepped over any lines.  For once in her life she wants to be the bad girl and enjoy what she’s missing out on.  She’s had a crush on the star quarterback at her university and decides to tell him how she feels.  He’s all in for a night of wild sex until she confesses to being a virgin.  Telling her he’d love to give her what she wants if she wasn’t innocent, she decides to fight for him.

Hiring a gigolo isn’t something Becca ever thought she’d do, but having Bryce is worth it.  Taking the small nest egg her grandmother left her she hires Colton Dillard and flies out to Las Vegas to get the experience she needs.  Colton owns a company that pleasures women for profit, but he’s not exactly who he claims to be!  Six foot four inches of pure sensuality, he’s every woman’s dream and just the man to teach her the ways of unadulterated sex.

One trip to Sin City will change Becca’s life forever.  Being seduced by a stranger paid to give her all the pleasure she’s ever craved might do more than wake up her hidden passion.  It’s one whirlwind ride of ecstasy, temptation, and discovering that sometimes you don’t know what you really want until it sweeps you off your feet!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michelle Hughes’ new erotic tale hits bookstores Sept. 1

‘1/2 Cocked’ is Alabama romance author’s 28th novel

VERBENA, Alabama (July 26, 2016) – A young woman looking for a night of uninhibited passion makes a confession that leads to a life-changing trip to Vegas and a whirlwind ride of ecstasy, temptation and the realization that sometimes you don’t know what you really want until it sweeps you off your feet.

That’s the story bestselling romance author Michelle Hughes tells in her latest novel, “1/2 Cocked.” It’s a steamy tale about straight-A college student Becca Stewart’s pursuit of a different kind of education from a Sin City gigolo.

Tears of Crimson Publishing is set to release “1/2 Cocked” on Sept. 1 in paperback and eBook format. “1/2 Cocked” will be available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple’s iTunes bookstore and Kobo.

Hughes is the author of 28 books ranging from Contemporary Romance to Erotica. She penned her first book, “A Night at Tears of Crimson,” a paranormal romance tale, in 2009 after leaving a career in health care. Her writing has attracted a large following on Twitter, Facebook and the bookworm hangout Goodreads.

For more information about “1/2 Cocked,” including a trailer and the book’s first chapter, visit http://www.tearsofcrimson.com/p/12-cocked.html.


About the Author:

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Michelle Hughes grew up as a military brat and now calls Verbena, Alabama home. Her love of romance began early in life when she would sneak her granny’s bodice rippers into the bathroom for great plots to play out with her Barbie’s. Now she writes about innocent virgins meeting the ultimate alpha male. She’s the mother of five great kids and married to the greatest fisherman on earth with a real job. Prior to a career in writing, Michelle was a singer/songwriter and hosted a televised talent showcase long before American Idol became popular.

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New Adult Romance Feature and Interview: One Night with Hemsworth by Eden Finley @EdenFin


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Romance/Contemporary Romance/New Adult/Steamy Romance/Erotica


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One Night Series Book 1

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  “A wonderful, completely realistic love story, this novel took me on a roller coaster of emotions! Starting with a sizzling entry, I was left slack-jawed, then chuckling, then in angst, then sighing in pleasure by the end.” –The Recipe Fairy

Cole Turner’s ex-wife is getting remarried. No amount of alcohol can drown that out, but taking home the hot brunette at the bar is a good enough distraction. That’s all Paige is meant to be—a distraction.

Paige Minor is too busy studying for her law degree and getting over a bad breakup to care about finding another boyfriend. All she wants is one night of careless fun with a complete stranger. Cole seems like the perfect candidate.

When Cole goes to pick up his son from his ex’s perfect house, with her perfect fiancé, and perfect new life, the last person he expects to see is Paige. She definitely shouldn’t be the one opening the door. As he stares at the person who was in his bed less than twenty-four hours earlier, a single thought occurs to him: I just slept with my ex’s new stepdaughter.

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Excerpt:

Finally getting to the door, I had no idea who I was expecting, but Hemsworth was definitely not on the list.
My heart pounded in my chest, and my stomach did a flip.
“What are you … how do you know where I live?” My first thought was Holy crap, I have a stalker! But there was confusion on his face too, so I had no idea what was going on.
It wasn’t until Cody came running out, throwing his arms around him and screaming “Dad!” that I realised what actually happened last night.
I slept with my new stepbrother’s dad. I had sex with my stepmother’s ex-husband.
I wanted to shrink back into myself. It didn’t really happen, did it? We have to be in some kind of alternate universe. Like Asgard. That would explain why Thor is here, at my fucking house, looking like the god he is in black jeans and a light denim button-down shirt.
Cole hugged Cody tight but didn’t take his eyes off me. “Hey, buddy. How ya going?”
“Good. Wanna see my new room? We just moved all my stuff in.”
“Of course,” he said, finally releasing me from his stare and looking down at his son. “I’ll be along in a minute. I need to … umm … I forgot something out in my car. I’ll be back in a sec, okay?”
“Okay.” Cody ran back inside, leaving us both standing in the entryway completely silent and completely stunned.
“This isn’t happening,” he mumbled. He started pacing the porch, running his hand through his hair.  “Please tell me you’re a babysitter, or a housekeeper, or … fuck, I don’t know. Please tell me you’re not who I think you are.”
My mouth opened, but nothing came out.
“Reece said Paul had a daughter. I just assumed a pimply pre-teen with pigtails. Not … oh, this is not good.” He looked like he was about to hyperventilate. “Did you know who I was?” His eyes snapped to mine.
“What?” I choked on the word.
“Did you know who I was?” he said, slower this time and through gritted teeth. He stepped closer so he was within an inch of me.
His aftershave smelled incredible, and being that close to him made me want to reach out and touch him, kiss the mouth that explored all of me last night. I forced myself to find my voice. “I swear, I didn’t. I wouldn’t have …”
We were interrupted by Reece coming to the door. “Everything okay out here? Cody said you forgot something.”
Cole took a step back and tried to wipe the terrified look off his face. “Yeah, yeah, everything’s fine. Thought I left my phone in the car.” He pulled it out of his jeans. “But it was in my pocket.”
Reece looked at him like he’d lost his mind, but stepped aside and invited him in. “Dinner’s almost ready.”


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Interview:

Thanks for doing an interview! Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?
I actually started writing young adult books under my real name and had four of them published before I ventured over to the romance genre. My characters in book number five kept trying to add steam and would use colourful language that really doesn’t belong in young adult. I started a side project to release all of their sexual frustrations and came up with the One Night series.

How many books do you currently have published?
The One Night series has two books currently published, with the remaining three of the series planned for release in 2017.

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?
One Night with Hemsworth was so easy to write. Cole and Paige’s story was desperate to get out, so the first draft only took me two months to complete. I loved that it was easy, unlike One Night with Calvin where I kept hitting blocks. I blame the main character, Hunter, for that though. He was so perfect in Cole’s book, I was worried he wouldn’t live up to the hype in his own book.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?
I’ve gone a bit backwards and I’m actually working on book four of the One Night series before even starting book three. But I’m hoping to release them both close together sometime next year.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
The escape from real life. The fact I can fantasize about my boyfriends and my husband can’t get angry at me because they’re fictional.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?
I have terrible ADHD, and generally when I get stuck on one book, I’ll start another. Also writing young adult means I flip-flop between two or three (okay five) projects at once. I go wherever my mind takes me, which is why my drafts take anywhere from two months to a year to write.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?
I haven’t with my romances, but this happens in nearly every single young adult book I write. Teens are a pain in the ass to work with. Even fictional ones.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?
I LOVE Hunter in One Night with Hemsworth, and then he gets his own book in One Night with Calvin. He is the epitome of what I want in a man. A little less manwhorish would be nice, but apart from that, I think he’s perfect.
My least favourite is Reece. She is the ex-wife of Cole in One Night with Hemsworth and she does some pretty nasty manipulating. However, her book is book three of this series, and while I haven’t started writing it just yet, I do have high hopes she can turn her life, and her attitude, around. I’m hoping she finds redemption.

So far, what has been your favorite scene to write?
Any scene with Hunter. He’s definitely a show stealer.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?
Each One Night books are standalones, but I’d recommend starting with Hemsworth because I may have a slight case of OCD and I have to read a series in order, even if they are all standalones that are interconnected.

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?
Anything YA or steamy romance. My favourite author is Elle Kennedy. I really only have one prerequisite for the books I read, and that is they need to make me laugh. I’ll read a serious book (I loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green) but it needs to have splashes of humour throughout so my brain isn’t fried by the end of it.

Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why?
The Hunger Games is the book that made me fall in love with reading and writing again. I can pretty much thank it for my writing career. I basically hadn’t read anything since high school, and once I started again at twenty-eight, I couldn’t stop. Which in turn, made me want to write, and then a few years later, I’m suddenly a published author, making a living out of doing the thing I’d always loved but was too distracted with a “real job” to give it my full attention.