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Interview with Hal of Jenna Jaxon’s HEART OF DELIGHT & giveaway

He’ll do anything to be her heart’s delight—except tell the truth.

Gabriella d’Adventure is on a mission. She has come to England as a lady’s maid in pursuit of the Duke of Rother. When she meets Horace Carpenter, valet to a marquess, she is delighted to enlist his aid in gaining her heart’s desire: a meeting with the duke. But will her growing feelings for the handsome valet interfere with her plans for the duke?

The eccentric Marquess of Halford, Hal to his friends, is tired of the demands of Society, especially his father’s decree that he marry this Season. When a breathtaking young woman intrudes on his solitude, he is captivated and introduces himself as his valet in hopes of learning more about her. Despite his fear about the true motive behind Gabriella’s quest to meet the Duke of Rother, Hal agrees to help her gain an audience with him, all the while praying his deception won’t ruin his chances of winning her love.

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  1. What is your name? Jonathan George Horatio Arturus, the Marquess of Halford Do you have a nickname? My friends call me Hal, which I much prefer.
  2. Who is your best friend? At the moment my best friend is my distant cousin, Lady Celinda Graham What kinds of things do you do when you’re together? We dance, we talk, and we plot how to get me what I want: a wife
  3. If you have a family, how do you get along with them? I have a father who I rub along with tolerably well. I’d be getting along better with him if he hadn’t decreed that I marry this Season. Twenty-eight is a trifle young for a leg-shackle, but Father is adamant. If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?
  4. Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them? What an odd thing to ask. But no, I have neither. Should I acquire some, do you think?
  5. When you’re angry, what do you do? Where do you go? How do you deal with your anger? I don’t get angry very often. When I do, I have a nasty temper and people tend to remove themselves from my presence post haste. I have been known to throw people out doors when they annoy me severely.
  6. If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us? I would not make you a meal. I have servants for that. They can be very resourceful if there’s a last minute request. What would you like?
  7. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing? My independence, which is why I’m currently looking for a wife. My father has decreed that I marry, or he’ll cut me off without a penny until I come in to my inheritance. As he’s hale and hearty as a horse, I’m searching for a woman who I think I can get along with.
  8. What makes you laugh out loud? The shallow constraints that Society puts on the men and women in it. Why they think one set of rules—very narrow rules at that—fit everyone, I simply cannot fathom. I try to thwart them whenever I can.
  9. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was s/he? No one has managed to touch my heart yet, so I think there’s no chance of that at the moment.
  10. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it? I’m sorry to say that I don’t think I can have true happiness in marriage because I’ve got to hurry up the process to placate my father. How one is to find the perfect woman in three months, when one hates to move about in Society, makes me think that I will need to marry from necessity rather than love. A pity, as I see many of my friends doing just that—marrying for love.

 

AUTHOR BIO

Jenna Jaxon is a best-selling, multi-published author of historical romance in periods ranging from medieval to Victorian.  She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and two rambunctious cats, Marmalade and Suger.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

Jenna is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is very active in Chesapeake Romance Writers, her local chapter of RWA.

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

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An Interview with Bastian Dean, hero from Love Me, Master Me by Anya Summers

  1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?

My name is Sebastian Dean. Everyone calls me Bastian. Although in the club I’m referred to as Master B.

  1. Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?

My bandmates: Collum, Jax, Lachlan, and Eric. We’ve been traveling the world performing for the better part of a decade. We grew up together in the orphanage in Perth, Australia. We are all members of an exclusive BDSM club. When we aren’t touring, we have a tendency to gravitate toward one of the clubs. Lucky for us there is one in New York and near LA in Pasadena, in addition to the original club in Scotland.

  1. If you have a family, how do you get along with them? If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?

No. My family, such as it was had all abandoned me by the time I was seven. I consider my bandmates my family. We are more like brothers than friends. Have been ever since our ragtag group formed a teens.

  1. Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them?

No birthmarks or scars. I do have some tattoos though on my arms.

  1. When you’re angry, what do you do? Where do you go? How do you deal with your anger?

Sex with a willing sub tends to make my anger evaporate. Besides, what do I have to be angry about? I’m living the high life that most people can only dream about. Considering where I started out in life, I know just how lucky I am.

  1. If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us?

I’m surprisingly a decent cook. When I’m home, I’m all about grilling and you’d probably find massive amounts of meat in the fridge. Since I tour for the better part of the year though, room service is typically my go to when I’m hungry.

  1. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing?

My independence. I learned at an early age to count on myself and I don’t want to get dependent on another or have my happiness wound up with another. That way, when they leave it’s no harm, no foul.

  1. What makes you laugh out loud?

Watching the antics of some of the Harbingers fans. And bad lip reading videos.

  1. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was s/he?

Yep, me mum when I was seven.

  1. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it?

As much as I shy away from commitment, I want that one woman, that one sub that belongs to me, who is willing to wear my cuffs proclaiming she is mine and no other. Come on, in my line of work, it’s hard to distinguish the liars and the fakes.

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LOVE ME, MASTER ME (Dungeon Fantasy Club, Book 6)

 

Delilah Gregory is an opera superstar, enchanting the world with her soaring voice and voluptuous form. When her long-time friend, Declan, asks her to perform at his wedding, she can’t refuse, and heads to Mullardoch Manor in Scotland. She’s looking forward to finding a Dom to play with while she’s there, although with the demands of her career, and still recovering from her ex’s betrayal, the last thing on earth she’s looking for is an actual relationship.

Bastian Dean is a rock star, playing to sold-out stadiums worldwide. His bedroom tastes have always been on the wild side, and the only way he can find satisfaction is when he has a bound submissive begging for his touch. Unlike most rock stars, he keeps his dalliances to bona fide members of the Dungeon Fantasy Club – and as far away from the tabloids as possible. When he meets the ethereal beauty Delilah at the manor, Bastian is determined to enjoy the beautiful, submissive woman’s bounty.

Delilah is stunned by the ecstasy she finds within Bastian’s arms. She doesn’t even like the man much – aside from what he can make her feel even as he disciplines her bare bottom. But despite her misgivings about him, what starts out as a bit of fun and play in the dungeon soon turns into a relationship, where Delilah finds herself healing under Bastian’s passionate touch.

When the demands of her career and a threat from her past intervene, Bastian must use every note in his arsenal to convince Delilah that theirs is a duet worth singing. But can she be convinced to trust him with her heart?

Publisher’s Note: While this is the sixth book in the Dungeon Fantasy Club series, it – like all the others – can be enjoyed as a standalone. This story contains explicit erotic and BDSM scenes, so if such material is likely to offend you, please do not read it.

 

Available at: www.blushingbooks.com

Anya Summers

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers and Blushing Books!

Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, Book 1

To Master and Defend, Book 2

Two Doms for Kara, Book 3

His Driven Domme, Book 4

Her Country Master, Book 5

Love Me, Master Me, Book 6, September 16, 2016

Submit To Me, Book 7, October 15, 2016

Her Wired Dom, Book 8, November 14, 2016

PLACES IN MY HEART & Contest with Sheryl Lister

Please join author Sheryl Lister as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Places In My Heart, Pre Order Blitz and Contest on September 15, 2016.

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In celebration of Sheryl’s upcoming release, Places In My Heart, she’s giving away (5) five prizes: (4) four mini-swag packs and (1) one Grand Prize of a Reader Lovers Basket, including a Kindle Fire and $25 Amazon gift card. 


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Publication Date:  Oct 1, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ISBN-10: 0373864701
ISBN-13: 978-0373864706



About The Book

Omar Drummond is a pro football superstar with a body that’s a pure work of art. But Morgan Gray is forbidden to act on their chemistry, or repeat their impulsive kiss. Proving her worth as a sports agent means securing the notorious celebrity as a client, not a lover. Yet between flowers, sweet notes and heady hotel interludes, Omar is shamelessly seducing her…

Other agents—and exes—have tried using Omar as a meal ticket, and he’s closed himself off from emotional entanglements. With Morgan, it’s a whole new playbook. Smart and tough, she can negotiate a contract and turn him on all in one go, and he craves more. But in matters of trust, he’s just fumbled badly. To win her he has to show her the man he can be away from the field and the limelight, and hope that this time they’re both playing for keeps.


About The Author


Sheryl Lister has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember. She writes contemporary and inspirational romance and romantic suspense. She been nominated for an Emma Award and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award and named BRAB’s 2015 Best New Author. When she’s not reading, writing or playing chauffeur, Sheryl can be found on a date with her husband or in the kitchen creating appetizers and bite-sized desserts. Sheryl resides in California and is a wife, mother of three daughters and a son-in-love, and grandmother to two very special little boys.

Excerpt

Omar knew he had taken a risk showing up at Morgan’s office, but he was desperate. It had taken a lot to persuade Malcolm to share his sister’s information, especially since Omar had declined to say what had happened between them. He toyed with calling first, but changed his mind because he didn’t want to chance her refusing to see him. The woman seated outside Morgan’s office, whom he assumed was the assistant, greeted him with a wide smile and an exaggerated sway of her hips as she led him to the office. Omar ignored the not-so-subtle brush of her breasts against his arm when she turned to leave. In his peripheral vision, he noticed the slight rise in Morgan’s eyebrow and knew she’d seen it, too. He waited until the woman closed the door before turning to face Morgan.
Morgan folded her arms. “What are you doing here?”

“Hello to you, too,” he said.
An embarrassed expression crossed her face. “Sorry. Have a seat.”
Omar took the chair opposite her desk. “I apologize for stopping by without calling, but I figured you wouldn’t see me otherwise.”
“You were probably right. How do you know I won’t call security to throw you out now?”
“I don’t, but I’m counting on your love of football to work in my favor.” They engaged in a stare-down for several seconds until she looked away first.
“How did you know where I worked?”
“Malcolm.” She frowned and he added, “If it’s any consolation, he adamantly refused to divulge your home address.”
“Well, maybe I won’t kill him, after all.”
He chuckled.
“Since you went through all this trouble, I guess I can spare you five minutes.”
Omar knew the mention of football would rouse her curiosity. “I’d like to talk to you about a business proposition.”
“What does that have to do with football?”
“My contract is up for renewal in six weeks and—”
“Don’t you have an agent? If memory serves me correctly, you have one of the best agents around.”
“Things aren’t always as they seem.”
She sat up straight. “What are you saying?”
“I’m saying it’s time for a change, and I’d like you to negotiate my upcoming contract. You’re an attorney and, according to your brother, you know football like you’ve played it all your life.”
Her eyes lit up and her mouth fell open. “Are you serious? Wait a minute.” She sat back again and angled her head. “What about your current agent? Did he dump you or something?”
Omar sighed. “No.” There was more to it, but he would only tell her if she agreed to represent him.
Morgan narrowed her eyes. “There are dozens of sports agents out there, and I’m certain any one of them would be happy to take you on, especially with your numbers from last year. Yet you’re in my office.”

He smiled. “You checked my stats? So, you’re admitting I’ve got game?”
A rush of color darkened her face. “Why me?” she asked, ignoring his questions.
“You want to be an agent, and I need one.” He leaned forward and whispered, “And I know you passed the sport’s agent certification test. It’s a win-win situation for both of us.”
“On second thought, I am going to kill Malcolm,” she muttered.
“I need your help, Morgan. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t.”
“I have to think about this.” She turned slightly in her chair and stared out the window, and then back at him. “You realize I already have a job. And I’m working on a case.”
Omar nodded. “I understand, and I have no problems working around your schedule.”
“Even on weekends or late evenings.”
“Anytime.”
“I see.” She went back to staring out the window.
He could almost hear the wheels turning in her head. She bit down on her lip, drawing his attention and reminding him how much he enjoyed kissing her.

Finally she angled her head his direction. “I’ll agree on one condition.”
“What’s that?”
“You keep your hands and lips to yourself. No more kisses.”
Omar groaned inwardly. There was no way he could go without kissing her. In fact, it had been the first thing on his mind from the moment he saw her today. “Morgan—”
“No. More. Kisses,” she repeated.





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Coddiwomple and WATER BEARER by Wendi Christner with GC giveaway

A friend of mine posted the definition of coddiwomple on Facebook. Coddiwomple (v). meaning to travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination.

This word hooked me. It sang to me the way some words do. I believe travelers coined the term, but as we lovers of reading know, there’s more than one way to go places. I do travel in the traditional sense, but books have taken me far more places than cars and airplanes have.

Then I realized I coddiwomple. I coddiwomple when I write. My meandering method used to bother me, but as of late I have fully embraced my process. A lot of writers plot their books from beginning to end. Some fly by the seat of their pants. I sail along somewhere in between. As soon as I begin a book and establish the characters, I generally have a vague idea of where the story might end up. But the ending always surprises me, at least a little.

In stories, whether I’m reading or writing, the journey is what inspires me. While I may not know how the stories are going to end, from the outset my purpose is clear. My purpose when I read and travel is to experience the journey. The purpose of my writing is to take others on the journey with me.

Come on, you know you want to say it. Let’s say it together. Coddiwomple. What an awesome word! Coddiwomple. Coddiwomple. Coddiwomple!

We can delve a little deeper. Think about how we all coddiwomple through life. No matter how purposeful our personal journeys, the ultimate destination is vague. Right up to the very end (if there is such a thing) we are gifted with new discovery and knowledge. Throughout our lives as we move along a twisting path, we can never see far enough ahead to know where the journey will bring us. Isn’t there something so romantic about that? Isn’t that why we keep turning the page?

I hope when I reach my ultimate destination in this life, I think of this word. I hope it makes me smile then the way it does now. I hope it makes you smile and reflect a little on where you are, how you got there, and where you may still go.

Let’s raise a glass to coddiwomple for being the inspiring verb that it is. And for being one of those words that’s just fun to say. To coddiwomple! In everything we do, may we set out with purpose and land someplace more magical than we could have imagined.

Please check out my new release Water Bearer, a story of ever-lasting love and forgiveness that travels deep into my heart. I would be honored to take you on that journey with me.

 One last summer together forever changes the lives of best friends in a small Southern community. These unforgettable characters and their moving story linger long beyond the final page.    Amazon

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Wendi Christner is the author of Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Competition winner “Throwing Stones,” a fairy self-help book, and several novels written under various pseudonyms. Her gritty, emotional stories tend to have a Southern voice born of her roots in the Florida panhandle. She currently lives in Tampa with her husband, son, and their fur family.

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WHEN A MARQUIS CHOOSES A BRIDE & signed print givewaway with Ella Quinn

Dominic, Marquis of Merton, settled into his apartment at the Pulteney Hotel. His pride still stung at having been ejected from his cousin, Matt Worthington’s, town house. Blowing a cloud was the latest thing. Not that Dom would attempt to smoke in White’s, that was not allowed, but he outranked Worthington and should have been treated as an honored guest, not summarily told to leave. Still, it was probably convenient that Dom did not actually enjoy smoking, as he was sure the Pulteney would not allow it either.

He should have gone on his Grand Tour instead of taking a bolt to Town. But his mother had received a letter informing her of his cousin’s plans to wed, and he decided starting his own nursery would be the most responsible course. After all, the succession would not look after itself, and he had a duty to his family and dependents. Perhaps he would travel after he married.

Not that Dom truly wished to leave England. He liked an ordered life and travel was sure to disrupt the structure with which he was comfortable. He did not wish to visit France at all. Any land where the inhabitants would murder their betters held little interest for him. It all came back to the proper order of things. Life was much better when everyone followed the rules and knew their places.

He reconsidered opening up Merton House for the Season, but there was really no point when his mother was not here as well. Without her to act as his hostess, he would not be able to plan any entertainments other than for his friends. The hotel would  suit for the short time he planned to spend in Town. It should not take him that long to find a wife. He was a marquis. Even without his considerable fortune, he would have been a desirable parti.

When A Marquis Chooses A Bride (The Worthingtons, Book 2)

Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this…

The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.
Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…

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Ella Quinn Bio

Bestselling author Ella Quinn’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them. She has just finished her first series, The Marriage Game, and her new series will start in April 2016.

She is married to her wonderful husband of over thirty years. They have a son and granddaughter, one cat and a dog. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make their dreams come true and are now living on a sailboat cruising the Caribbean and North America.

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An Interview with Marcus, Earl of Haversham from HEART OF DESIRE

What is your name?  Marcus, Earl of Haversham. My family name is Stowe, but I’m usually called Lord Haversham.

Do you have a nickname? No, thank God. I have enough names as it is.

Who is your best friend? My best friend is Nathan, Lord Ainsley. He is the brother of Miss Katherine Locke.

What kinds of things do you do when you’re together? We were in school together, so we’ve done a lot of different activities. The one we engage in mostly these days is a friendly game of cards.

If you have a family, how do you get along with them? I have three younger sisters with whom I get along very well. Our father recently died, leaving me as their guardian. My sister Letitia has just come out this Season and I have been chaperoning her to various dances and events. I do tend to be a bit overprotective of her.

Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them? No, I’m afraid I’m just rather ordinary that way. Although perhaps a dueling scar might make me a bit more dashing.

When you’re angry, what do you do? I usually lash out with sarcasm. I love nothing more than a war of words to release my frustrations.

Where do you go? Usually no place special. I’d rather stand and face the object of my anger, as I said, with a scathing verbal rebuttal.  How do you deal with your anger? If that doesn’t work, whiskey usually will.

If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us? I’m not sure what the object is you are speaking of, but I would likely simply ring for the butler, and have cook make us dinner. There’s always chops and vegetables to be had.

What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing? My reputation.

What makes you laugh out loud? Oddly enough, Miss Katherine Locke makes me laugh quite a lot.Has anyone broken your heart? Until recently the answer to that question would be no. However, Miss Locke has managed to take my heart and run it through a vise. She is the most aggravating, shrewish, beautiful, witty woman I have ever met. She is also my best friend’s sister.

What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Miss Locke as my wife.

Why can’t you have it? Well, I think you’ll really have to read the book to find that out.

 

 Follow your heart to find your desire. 

Miss Katherine Locke is irked to start her third season dancing with the disagreeable Lord Haversham, her brother’s friend and her own arch enemy. After three years out, however, she’s finally interested in the dashing Lord Finley—only to find out her cousin has set her cap for him too. To make the man jealous, Kate feigns interest in Lord Haversham, only to be shocked to find the handsome lord apparently falling for her. With time running out, should she accept his suit and risk falling in love despite herself?

Marcus, Lord Haversham, is in a tight pinch. His estates are failing and worse, he’s just lost three thousand pounds to his best friend, Lord Ainsley. Ainsley’s solution: have Marcus marry his shrewish sister and he’ll cancel his gambling debt plus give him ten thousand more pounds for her dowry. With nowhere to turn, Marcus agrees, praying he can keep word of the wager from Miss Locke long enough to charm her into marrying him. But can he avoid falling in love himself?

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Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical  and contemporary romance.  She is currently finishing revisions to  her fifth full length novel, To Woo A Wicked Widow, set in Regency England and the first book in her five part series, The Widow’s Club.

Only Marriage Will Do, second book in her Georgian  House of Pleasure series is with the editor. Her medieval trilogy, Time Enough to Love, is being published by Rising Phoenix Publications. Book 1, Betrothal is currently available.  Book 2, Betrayal, will be available later this fall.

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Interview with Elsie Beauregard of HER COUNTRY MASTER by Anya Summers

  1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?

My name is Elise Beauregard. No nicknames. My parents didn’t believe in them.

  1. Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?

Kara Lowe. We love going to wine bars or staying in for a girl’s night with romantic comedies, a bevy of chocolate offerings, and a few bottles of wine. Although here lately, Kara’s been taking me to the Dungeon Fantasy Club. It’s a BDSM Club in Manhattan and all I can say is wow! It makes me blush just thinking about what I’ve witnessed.

  1. If you have a family, how do you get along with them? If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?

My parents. We get along just fine. Well I do with mom anyway. Dad can be a little difficult at times. He’s from the good old boys club way of thinking so he and I have a tendency to butt heads a bit. They live in Kentucky so we don’t see each other that often.

  1. Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them?

No birthmarks or scars. Kind of makes me a plain jane. I can pick stuff up off the floor with my toes and hand them to you though.

  1. When you’re angry, what do you do? Where do you go? How do you deal with your anger?

Tums. I have a oodles of tums. When I’m stressed or angry, I tend to reach for the nearest bottle and start popping them. I do yoga as well, but most times tums are what do the trick for me.

  1. If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us?

Lately, I haven’t had much of an appetite with my stress and tums habit. I usually have fruit and veggies, probably some eggs, cheese, and soup. I like to cook. It’s just lately nothing has been very appetizing.

  1. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing?

My career, my ability to support myself. And right now it’s in a rather precarious position.

  1. What makes you laugh out loud?

The stylings of Monty Python.

  1. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was s/he?

They’ve all broken my heart because men don’t buy damaged goods.

  1. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it?

I want a baby and a family of my own. But I’d settle for a man that wants to stay around even though I’m damaged goods.

 

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With the encouragement of her best friend Kara, Elise Beauregard, an avowed urbanite, has begun to test the waters of the BDSM lifestyle at the Dungeon Fantasy Club in Manhattan.

Elise – a wedding dress designer on the verge of a total career meltdown, thanks to a particularly vicious former client – finds herself entranced by the scenes at the club, leaving her with a desire to explore the lifestyle herself. Unfortunately, she wouldn’t even know where to begin.

When she is hired to design the gown for the club owner’s fiancée, Elise jumps at the chance. Declan and Zoey’s nuptials are slated to be the wedding of the year, and this is the lifetime opportunity she’s been waiting for, even if she does have to fly to Scotland to take advantage of it. If she gets this dress right, her career might just be saved after all.

Tyler Jenson is a billionaire rancher and Dom who invests not only in his own future, but also that of the planet. His ranch on the Kansas and Colorado border was one of the first in the state to adopt clean, sustainable energy technology. His other passion is the D/s lifestyle; not only is Tyler a hedonist, he needs a woman’s submission in order to feel complete. Unfortunately, there aren’t many submissives in his neck of the woods, so when he receives a wedding invitation from his best friend Declan, he’s only too delighted to accept. Declan is a co-founder of the Dungeon Fantasy Club, with a branch in the basement of his Scottish manor, so Tyler decides to fly in early for an extended stay.

After a scorching night with Elise, the dominant alpha male in Tyler recognizes she might just be the girl for him. He can only hope she feels the same way.

But Elise has other things on her mind. Not only is she in Scotland to design the most important wedding gown of her career, she also harbors a dark and painful secret which prevents her from getting too close to any man. Including Tyler.

Can Tyler, the country Dom, convince the certified city girl to trade bright lights for starry nights? Or will her secret destroy their happiness before it’s even begun?

Publisher’s Note: Her Country Master is the fifth book in Anya Summers’ best-selling Dungeon Fantasy Club series – however, like all the rest, it can be read as a standalone.

Disclaimer: This book contains explicit scenes including anal, spanking, and other BDSM elements. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

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Blushing Books: http://www.blushingbooks.com/

 

Anya Summers

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, Book 1

To Master and Defend, Book 2

Two Doms for Kara, Book 3

His Driven Domme, Book 4

Her Country Master, Book 5, August 17, 2016

Love Me, Master Me, Book 6, September 16, 2016

Submit To Me, Book 7, October 15, 2016

Her Wired Dom, Book 8, November 14, 2016

DEATH AT THE DAY LILY CAFE & autographed print giveaway ~ Wendy Sand Eckel

 

Rosalie Hart returns to the sleepy town of Cardigan on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in this delightful traditional cozy mystery series filled with to-die-for recipes and small-town charm.

Rosalie Hart has finally opened the café of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stocked with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Café is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor—to help clear her little sister Lori of a first-degree murder charge.
With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it’s not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in town, and the suspect list grows daily. When Rosalie’s daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal in this charming cozy perfect for fans of Dianne Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke.

Wendy Sand Eckel is the author of MURDER AT BARCLAY MEADOW, the first in the Rosalie Hart mystery series set on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A member of the Mystery Writers of America, she has degrees in criminology and social work and a passion for words and their nuanced meanings. DEATH AT THE DAY LILY CAFÉ, the second in this series, will be released by Minotaur Books July 26, 2016.

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Name: Lucy Martin

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Profession: Accountant

 

Describe your body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: 

I’m a five foot nine statuesque woman, with a golden skin tone and blazing red hair. And I have this fairy tattoo on my right shoulder blade.

Who is the significant other in your life? 

At the present time, no one. But I did meet some recently though. Jesse Noble, aka Mister Yummypants as I like to call him. He seems to rev my engine like no one else has before.

What is your character’s family like? 

I was adopted by Pete and Nicole Martin. Through my wonderful adoptive parents I have this whole passel of cousins and relatives because of it. I love them all dearly, but it’s my best friend, Zoey, who I’m the closest to. We are really more like sisters than best friends.

Do you have children? 

No, not yet. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want to experience motherhood in all its facets, the time hasn’t necessarily been right though.

What inner doubts causes you the most difficulty? 

That I can be me in a love relationship, be loved for who I am.

What past event causes your character the most fear? 

I suffered abuse at my real father’s hands. That’s not something you ever fully recover from not matter how much therapy you undergo.

What is your biggest personal flaw?

That I use bravado to hide what I’m really feeling. It means I tend to deflect my true feelings and have been known to come off as an Ice Queen. It’s not true. I feel everything, deeper than anyone knows.

 

His Driven Domme (The Dungeon Fantasy Club Series, Book 4)

Jesse Noble loves fast cars and even faster women. A professional race car driver, he’s used to being in the driver’s seat, until a devastating loss on the track forces him to walk away from the only life he’s ever known. After months of rehab and soul-sucking depression, Jesse heads to his friend’s place in Scotland, thinking a month or two of indulging in the fleshy delights of the Dungeon Fantasy Club will help him maneuver the road to recovery more than any painkillers.

Lucy Martin is the mistress and commander of her world. Labeled an ‘Ice Queen’ by her co-workers, she hides her tender and passionate heart from the world, even as she hopes to one day find a man who will help soothe her shattered heart. Now her best friend Zoey, the only person on the planet Lucy can confide in, has gone AWOL and left the country for some Scottish laird. On a mission to rescue her BFF, Lucy travels to Mulladoch Manor and has her world turned on its axis; finding herself in an exclusive BDSM club where she feels right at home.

When the dominant Jesse spies the luscious Lucy sporting four-inch stilettos and leather in the Dungeon Fantasy Club, he surrenders to a night of mind-blowing ecstasy, her caresses somehow driving away every one of his inner demons with supreme skill. In the race of his life, Jesse moves out of the driver’s seat and willingly becomes her passenger – if only she’ll continue tying him up and paddling his bare ass into the most erotically charged, world altering orgasms he’s ever experienced.

When their past secrets are revealed, Jesse will have to convince Lucy to enter the fast lane with him – and prove that he’s willing to submit to all of his Domme’s utmost desires. Can he make the ultimate sacrifice and give up control – for love?

Publisher’s Note: While this is the fourth installment of Anya Summer’s Dungeon Fantasy Club series, like all the books in the series, it can be read as a standalone. It contains explicit sexual themes including anal play and BDSM elements, as well as femdom scenes. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

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Anya Summers

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a M.A. in History.

Anya is a #1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name, Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the midwest with her two furry felines.

Visit her website     Amazon Author Page        FB         Twitter: @AnyaBSummers

 

Dungeon Fantasy Club Series

Her Highland Master, April 15, 2016

To Master & Defend, May 15, 2016

Two Doms for Kara, June 12, 2016

His Driven Domme, July 15, 2016

Her Country Master, August 17, 2016

Love Me, Master Me, September 16, 2016

Submit To Me, October 15, 2016

Her Wired Dom, November 14, 2016

ONE SUNDAY AT A TIME by E.N. Joy

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Book Title: One Sunday at a Time
Genre: Fiction
ISBN-10: 1622867173
ISBN-13: 978-1622867172

Book Release Date: March 2016

Author: E. N. Joy

 

About The Author

Joylynn M. Ross now writing as

BLESSEDselling Author E.N. Joy (Everybody Needs Joy)

BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the author behind the “New Day Divas,” “Still Divas,” “Always Divas” and “Forever Divas” series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” She is an Essence Magazine Bestselling Author who wrote secular books under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY. Her title, If I Ruled the World, earned her a book blurb from Grammy Award Winning Artist, Erykah Badu. An All Night Man, an anthology she penned with New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson, earned the Borders bestselling African American romance award. Her Urban Fiction title, Dollar Bill (Triple Crown Publications), appeared in Newsweek and has been translated to Japanese.

After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, E. N. Joy divorced her career and married her mistress and her passion; writing. In 2000, she formed her own publishing company where she published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin’s Press. This award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels in her home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. She also conducts publishing/writing workshops for aspiring writers.

Her children’s book titled The Secret Olivia Told Me, written under the name N. Joy, received a Coretta Scott King Honor from the American Library Association. The book was also acquired by Scholastic Books and has sold almost 100,000 copies. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops E. N. Joy instructs in schools nationwide.

In addition, she is the artistic developer for a young girl group named DJHK Gurls. She pens original songs, drama skits and monologues for the group that deal with messages that affect today’s youth, such as bullying.

After being the first content development editor for Triple Crown Publications and ten years as the acquisitions editor for Carl Weber’s Urban Christian imprint, E. N. Joy now does freelance editing, ghostwriting, write-behinds and literary consulting. Her clients have included New York Times Bestselling authors, entertainers, aspiring authors, as well as first-time authors. Some notable literary consulting clients include actor Christian Keyes, singer Olivia Longott and Reality Television star Shereé M. Whitfield.

You can visit BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy at www.enjoywrites.com or email her at enjoywrites@aol.com.

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What does crazy look like? Let Deborah tell it, it’s the reflection that looks back at her in the mirror. She has a career she loves, two beautiful children and a handsome and successful husband. Her life seems to be the blueprint almost every woman she knows would kill to live. But working full-time, being a full-time mother, full-time wife and a full-time Sunday only Christian seems to be taking its toll on her. With all the scheming and shenanigans Deborah orchestrated to get this lifestyle, she might have to come up with a whole set of new ones to maintain it.

Lynox is Deborah’s husband who she thanks God for putting back into her life after a game of cat and mouse that defies the laws of romance. He feels that all Deborah needs is to let her hair down, maybe make some new friends and live a little. When Deborah agrees and then suspects Lynox of having an affair with the woman that he suggested she form a friendship with, will he live to regret his own advice?

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