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Blog posts November 2015

Happy Release Day to Red Hot Holidays Anthology! w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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Red Hot Holidays Anthology
by: Lacey Silks, Blair Babylon, Olivia Rigal, Shannon Macallan, Sarah M. Cradit, Daizie Draper, J.C. Valentine, JC Andrijeski, Mira Bailee, Daisy Prescott, V.J. Chambers, Alison Foster, Jacqueline Sweet, Gillian Cherry, Ella Dominguez, Amity Wilde, Jazzmyn Wolfe, Felicia…

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Cover Reveal for Ellie Meade's Maneater


by Ellie Meade
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Sex doesn’t have to come with strings attached. The picking of who and where on a moment's whim is the ultimate control. No names, no exchanging of numbers, and repeat encounters are most definitely ou…

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Happy Release Day to The Joy of Comfort Eating by Suzanne Jefferies w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @suzannjefferies


Title: The Joy of Comfort Eating
Author: Suzanne Jefferies
Series: Standalone
Genre: Chick Lit/Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: Nov 17
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
It’s the worst day of Charlie Everson’s life. Not only can she no longer fit into her clothes—disaster for any public relations director—but also her first love, the sexy super-successful Brian Tendai, is her new CEO, the last person she ever expected to run into. Seeing him again tumbles Charlie back into her past. There are still so many unanswered questions: he’s convinced she left him, she’s convinced he left her. Charlie minimizes the ‘ex’ factor. Tell that to her emotions that are running wild.
But Brian’s not there to rekindle their romance. He’s overseeing Queenswood Communications’ recent merger after a hostile takeover. Guess whose name is at the top of the list?
They agree to one night together, just the one, then it’s back to business as normal. Or is it?
The Joy of Comfort Eating is a contemporary romance novel set in cosmopolitan Johannesburg.

Excerpt 1

Welcome to the worst day of my life. What the hell do I wear?

CHARLIE EVERSON SURVEYED HER CLOTHES CLOSET—a three-sided cubicle—with two sections of hanging space, and row upon row of wooden shelves harboring multi-colored garments.


The wrong size.

Or were once the right size. Back then. But that was then. Now her clothes needed to be bigger, roomier, like marshmallows blown up in the microwave. One size up. No, two sizes up. Even three sizes. Sizes less revealing of the flesh that lay beneath.

It’s not like he’d remember her. Besides, plenty of people were called Brian Tendai. Weren’t they? It was probably a coincidence.

Charlie rooted through a pile of casual shirts slumped against the side of the closet. They smelled of wet wood and Angel by Thierry Mugler. Extracting a crumpled, black tank top with white deodorant marks staining the underarms, she sniffed the fabric before throwing it onto her bed. Then, from another pile that had given up the fight, she found a matching black short sweater—wrinkled. The sweater landed on the tank top with a soft plop, not unlike the sound of a soft serve vanilla, molding into a sugar cone.

Fate wouldn’t drag him back to her in the form of her new boss, now would it? No one had such a sick sense of humor.

Charlie groaned as she spotted her rounded body, a reflection of white flesh sculpted into vase-like curves. For a split second, her eyes registered the slackness of her stomach. She slammed the image shut, tugging her gray panties up around her ass. No wonder James didn’t come around as much as he used to. Who’d blame him?

Scuttling over to her purse, she yanked out a Snickers bar, took a bite, replaced the wrapper, and stuffed it back into the purse.

And, if it was the same Brian, he was probably married with two-point-four children by now. And had a beer belly. And had aged about forty years or so. Though he’d only be thirty now, give or take.

Out came the Snickers bar. One more bite.

Put it back, Everson, put it back.

The Snickers bar retreated.

Besides, that Brian Tendai was there to slice and dice his way through the Queenswood staff. It could not possibly be her Brian. Well, just Brian now. Not hers, not anymore.

Dragging the tank top off the bed, she pulled it over her hair. She then tossed on the black sweater, tugged at a loose thread, and surveyed herself in the mirror when she noticed the nametag hanging out. Off went the sweater, before she put it on the correct way around.

Maybe I should wear a suit. Look professional?

James always pointed out that she could probably do a bit more toward addressing her corporate image. James would. He looked as though he’d been born with a collar and tie.

Her suit hung, pin-striped and pressed. Best she look professional. Pin-striped, pressed and tiny. Far too tiny.

She checked her phone. Still no missed calls. No WhatsApp messages. No nothing. James hadn’t called all weekend. It was so over with him. Just as soon as she worked up the guts to actually tell him.

Charlie tugged again at the loose thread on the sweater, this time managing to snap it off causing the material to pucker at the cuff.

Out came the Snickers bar. Nibble, nibble, picking the chocolate off the top. Then, one, two, three, she devoured the whole thing. Charlie checked the empty wrapper for any renegade chocolate dregs before stuffing it into the far depths of her purse.

With her fingers, she snapped at her pantie elastic. Then, flicking through the Rolodex of skinny person pants hanging in her closet, she wondered about wearing jeans.

Shouldn’t have eaten that. This is no doubt why James hasn’t called or WhatsAppe’d.

Hadn’t he mentioned just the other day that it might be an idea for her to actually use her gym membership?

Charlie turned to her pile of folded skirts, passing the hanging rail of skirts altogether, choosing a denim patchwork skirt. Like the folds of a hot air balloon, it curved up at the waist and fell to calf-length. Perfect.

Wriggling and wiggling, the zip refused to budge. Sliding around on her unmade bed, sinking into the feathery duvet, she heaved in her stomach, tucking her flesh under the folds of the skirt.

A straight jacket of denim.

Now shoes.

Row upon row of shoes rose up from the dusty wood floor. Red stilettos, gold gladiator sandals with a beaded finish, black velvet lace-ups with blue satin bows, red suede knee-length riding boots, and pale pink flip-flops—like prawn cocktail spooned into clam shells.

Charlie picked out one of her few pairs of flat shoes; black, shiny patent, backless brothel creepers that slap-clacked on the floor.

“Anytime you’re ready,” called a voice from downstairs. Shelley. Housemate.

After a quick rifle through the jewelry box for the requisite gold hoops, she glanced in the mirror. A fat stranger looked back. Dragging her wet towel off the floor, she hurled it over the mirror.

Her tongue swept over her mouth, the chocolate taste lingering between her teeth.

Shelley’s voice was a whip crack. “Charlie, if we don’t leave, we’re going to hit the damn Jo’burg traffic.”

Charlie moved.

Shelley stood in the kitchen, a pristine vision in a whiter-than-white pressed shirt, and black pants ironed into submission, tapping her neatly clad shoe on the floor as she rapped out her passive resentment.

“I was ready ages ago,” Shelley replied, dragging the word out whilst pouring the remainder of her undrunk coffee down the sink, watching as the steady flow of liquid dribbled away. “Do you mind if we stop at Woolworths on our way?”

Charlie eyed up a crème egg that sat next to the microwave.

“And, Charlie, remember today’s an important day,” said Shelley, following Charlie’s gaze.

“I hadn’t forgotten,” said Charlie, lifting an apple from the fruit bowl.

“It’s so exciting, all the changes with the merger.”

“Gripping. Let’s go, then,” Charlie muttered, finding her car keys and making for the door.

“And what do you think our new CEO, Brian Tendai’s, like?”

His name on her lips.


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Audio Tour of He Completes Me (The Family Series) by Cardeno C. w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

He Completes Me: Home Collection Written by: Cardeno C. Narrated by: Alexander Collins Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins Series: Home, Book 2 Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:09-22-15 Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC   Not even his mother's funeral can convince self-procl…

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Blog Tour for Until Forever Comes in Audio by Cardeno C w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

Until Forever Comes: Mates Collection Written by: Cardeno C. Narrated by: Charlie David Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:09-22-15 Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, gree…

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Happy Release Day to S.O.B by JC Valentine w/a GC rafflecopter giveaway! @indiesagepromo @AuthorJCV

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by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Synopsis: Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks …

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Happy Release Day to His Young Queen (The Steel Jackals #1) by Tiff P. Raine w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @indiesagepromo @tiffraineauthor

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His Young Queen
by Tiff P. Raine
Steel Jackals #1
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance

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Synopsis: Her mother’s drug addiction forced Tish O’Malley to grow up too early. It forced the tw…

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Blog Tour for Tempted in Texas by Sara York w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

Title: Tempted in Texas

Author: Sara York

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 31, 2015

Rusty Briggs knows his chance of finding a man while living outside of Sweetwater, Texas are slim to none. Few know about his little secret, but his ranch hands have run out on him and th…

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Book Spotlight on Laura DeLuca's In Perfect Harmony (a Jersey Girl novel)

Erin Conway swore off men completely after her last boyfriend left her to raise a child alone. Ravi Dawes is a musician running from the grief that nearly destroyed him. When the two meet on an internet dating site, sparks fly and they both believe they've found the perfect match. Unf…

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Blog Tour for Jesse's Diner (a Hope novel) by Cardeno C. w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true. Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself …

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