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Feb 122016
 

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Sorority Saint: Domination and Dance Collide by Daizie Draper
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Publisher: Pink Cocktail Publishing
File Size: 671 KB
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

NOTE FROM THE DOM, JASON DELANEY: I know I’m sexy. It’s why they come to me, hunt me down, beg so sweetly. Be my pirate. Be my daddy. Be my prince. For some reason, she doesn’t beg, even though she kinda sorta wants to—Shayna, that self-righteous, prissy little saint with ballerina grace. After I tend to the sorority girl when she’s mugged at the BDSM club where I’m a House Dom, she agrees to dance in my jazz-rock video in exchange for me teaching her the ins and outs of Dominance and submission that she’s oh-so curious about. Oh, I’ll teach her all right. But I wanna tick her off first. Her fury’s just as sexy as her splits. She fights me, goes toe-to-toe, gets hot, but she lets the angel on her shoulder govern her every move and keep her from knowing erotic bliss. I just know a naughty devil’s in there. And I’m gonna free hers, then tie it up and spank it and drive it wild with savage lust so it has the drive to duke it out with the haloed thrill-robber who’s held the victor’s belt for way too long. My money’s on the bad girl.

Will I go to Hell for corrupting a saint? Don’t know. But after she dove into her panties and showed me those glossy fingers upon command when she should’ve slapped me instead, I’d gladly take on any inferno to find out just how naughty and subalicious she truly is. And I will, provided we don’t kill each other first with our verbal daggers or gropey hands.

 

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Feb 112016
 

Dancing with the Flame coverTelling Stories in a Different Way

I fell ill in 2012 with what was eventually diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. I was unable to do anything. I wasn’t allowed to read, to write, to watch television. Not that I would have been able to do that anyway. All I could do was sleep. Being unable to write or read nearly killed me. I lived for words in all their different forms. As I lay bedridden, the stories continued in my head in one ceaseless stream.

After two weeks I was able to read again. I threw myself into reading anything I could get my hands on. While I was thrilled to be reading again, there was a block with my writing. I struggled for weeks with the brain fog, the numbness in my head, with the inability to type anything more than a word or two at a time. The stories were still there, I just had to find a different way to tell them.

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Feb 102016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Kristina Wright to Romancing the Book. Kristina, will you share a short bio with us?
Kristina: Kristina Wright is a full-time freelance writer and the editor of a over dozen erotic romance anthologies, including Fairy Tale Lust and the Best Erotic Romance series. She has written for Harlequin and HarperCollins Mischief and her short fiction has appeared in over one hundred print anthologies, while her nonfiction has appeared in publications as diverse as the Washington Post, USA Today, Narratively, Scary Mommy, Cosmopolitan and more. She holds a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University and a M.A. in Humanities from Old Dominion University and she has taught college composition and world mythology at the college level. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and their two young sons. She blogs regularly at Mom.me and Bookbub.com and you can find her online at kristinawright.com, @KristinaWright on Twitter and facebook.com/kristinacw.

 

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Feb 082016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Sacchi Green to Romancing the Book. Sacchi, will you share a short bio with us?
Sacchi: Sacchi Green is a writer and editor of erotica and other stimulating genres. Her stories have appeared in scores of publications, including eight volumes of Best Lesbian Erotica, four of Best Women’s Erotica, five of Best Lesbian Romance, Best Transgender Erotica, Best Fantasy Erotica and Penthouse. In recent years she’s taken to wielding the editorial whip, editing ten lesbian erotica anthologies including Lesbian Cowboys, Girl Crazy, Lesbian Lust, Women with Handcuffs, Girl Fever and Wild Girls, Wild Nights, all from Cleis Press, and Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire (Lethe Press). Seven have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists, and two of them, Lesbian Cowboys and Wild Girls, Wild Nights, have been Lambda winners. A collection of her own work, A Ride to Remember from Lethe Press, was also a Lambda Finalist.

Sacchi can be found online at http://sacchi-green.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/sacchi.green . She resides in western Massachusetts, with frequent getaways to a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and occasional forays into the real world.

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Feb 052016
 

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

 

Piper pic 300 dpiJen: Today we welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Piper Huguley. Piper, will you share a short bio with us?
Piper: Piper G Huguley, named 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, is a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist and is the author of “Migrations of the Heart,” a five-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th century featuring African American characters, published by Samhain Publishing. Book one in the series, A Virtuous Ruby won the Golden Rose contest in Historical Romance in 2013 and was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2014. Book four, A Champion’s Heart, was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2013.

Huguley is also the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The series follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. On release, the prequel novella to the “Home to Milford College” series, The Lawyer’s Luck, reached #1 Amazon Bestseller status on the African American Christian Fiction charts. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins.

She blogs about the history behind her novels at http://piperhuguley.com. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son.

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Feb 042016
 

 

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Pepper Winters is a New York Times and USA Today international bestseller. She loves dark romance, star-crossed lovers, as well as the forbidden and taboo. She strives to write a story that makes readers crave what they shouldn’t, and delivers complex plots and unforgettable characters that keep readers talking long after the last page is turned.

On a personal note she loves to travel, has an addiction to creme brulee, and is married to an incredible Canadian who puts up with her endless work hours and accompanies her on signings. She’s also a firm believer that the impossible can become possible.

 

 

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Feb 032016
 

author poicJen: Today we welcome Amanda Mariel back to Romancing the Book. Amanda, will you share a short bio with us?
Amanda: Bestselling author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

Amanda lives along the Lake Huron shoreline in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long-standing love affair with sugary junk food.

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Feb 022016
 

CaraDowney1Jen:  Today we welcome Cara Downey back to Romancing the Book.  Cara, will you share a short bio with us?
Cara: Cara Downey is from North Preston, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in Canada. She is a graduate from Saint Mary’s University and University of Kings College. She is an avid reader of erotic romances and thrillers.  She loves to dish on twitter and via email with her favorite authors about their current and upcoming novels, and anyone else who will chime in.  She loves to interact with readers on Facebook and Twitter.  You can always find Cara on twitter@cara_downey

 

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Feb 012016
 

Do I love superheroes? Of course. Who doesn’t love a save-the-world hero? But as a writer of romantic suspense and spy thrillers, I never expected to write a romance novel featuring a superhero. Then Tara Gelsomino, my executive editor, suggested that I had the superpower to do so.

What kind of story would I write? The proliferation of superhero graphic novels and motion pictures has broadened the genre. Today, some superhero stories remain light and fanciful, but many contemporary tales are as dark as the best noir.

I chose the light, realizing that I wanted to write a story reminiscent of the classic characters I watched on television and read about in comic books while growing up—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk. So far, so good. Then I had to take a turn, make a twist, and create a superhero romance novel. And in the end, Electromancer was born. A powerful superhero who can fly and manipulate electricity for the good of mankind.

But, what about the romance part? Superhero stories aren’t romances, are they? And then I realized, of course they are. Most superheroes have love interests and are motivated, and often conflicted, by love.

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Jan 292016
 

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Jen: Today we are excited to welcome Elizabeth Boyle to Romancing the Book as our next feature for the Historical Romance Retreat. Elizabeth, will you share a short bio with us?
Elizabeth: Elizabeth Boyle, a former pirate hunter for Bill Gates, started writing what she loved to read: romance novels. Since her first book was published in 1996, she’s won the RWA RITA award, numerous Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice awards and seen most of her twenty-some historical romance novels hit the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. She resides in Seattle with her husband and two sons, or “heroes in training” as she likes to call them. When she isn’t writing, she can be found in her garden, walking on the beach, or cooking up some old favorite family recipe. She also knits. A lot.

Elizabeth loves to hang out on Facebook, Twitter (where she spouts off on writing and life), Pinterest  (warning: you had better like decorating, cooking, and crafts, as well as her writing inspiration boards), and Goodreads  (and all the books she’s enthusiastically trying to get the entire world to read).

 

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