The Taming of LaRue Release Blast

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The Taming of LaRue

By. L. Loren

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LaRue “Church Mouse” Simmons is a feisty pain in my ass. I knew I loved her when we met in that biker bar two years ago. She blew me off then, but now she’s back and needs my help. I will do anything to show her she belongs with me. Even help her avenge her father’s death. If I can only get her to curb that attitude and listen, we’ll get along just fine. But, who said love was easy? She’s stubborn, independent and thinks she knows everything. I’m a surly bastard who enjoys the game more than she knows. It’s going to be fun taming LaRue.

***This is Book 2 in The Predator MC Series. Book 1 in this series is a prequel, and is only available to the author’s newsletter subscribers. However, The Taming of LaRue can be enjoyed as a Standalone novel.***

A BWWM LoveRotica Tale

Available on Amazon

 

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Interview With Bookish Brown Girls

My platform Bookish Brown Girls was featured on Holland Rae’s site. 🙂

Holland Rae, Writer

I got to sit down with Kay Blake, one of the founders of Bookish Brown Girls, to hear all about this awesome reading and writing programs!

When did you realize or decide you wanted to do Bookish Brown Girls?

37386809_1981626728523594_1901695069220503552_nMy oldest daughter asked me about books with black girls. And while YA has more available now than when I was a kid, there is still so much we can have across all genres. I thought it was perfect to make a place where we can celebrate WOC who wrote books regardless of genre. I also wanted to provide support and encouragement.

What has been your best experience with it so far?

The Instagram page has been great. I gained a lot of followers even from authors I am big fans. The podcast seems to go well too. I have gotten so wonderful emails and messages from people. I am appreciative…

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Author Spotlight & Release Blitz with Gemma Snow

 

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Book two in the Triple Diamond series

When it comes to the two very tempting search-and-rescue survivalists, Lily Hollis is all about getting in touch with nature…

Five years have passed since her fiancé’s death and Lily Hollis has had enough. She’s done with the self-pity and the guilt and putting the brakes on her own life. She’s going to visit her sister, Madison, in Wolf Creek, Montana and she’s going to finish her master’s research, finally graduating, like she never did all those years ago.

But Wolf Creek holds temptation, specifically in the form of the very sexy, very dangerous Dec McCormick and Micah Ellison, two search-and-rescue specialists who run a survival camp near her sister’s ranch. When they suggest she stay with them to complete her fieldwork, Lily is shocked to find herself agreeing. After all, she hasn’t wanted a man in a very long time and now she finds herself wanting two.

Which is…complicated. Because, while some of the folks in Wolf Creek don’t mind unorthodox relationships, Dec and Micah are clear from the start that it doesn’t appeal to them. It’s a shame Lily’s fool heart can’t seem to get the idea, because the more time she spends with the two men, the more she finds herself caring—that is, until one damning question could bring everything to a crashing halt.

Lily knows deep down that there’s more to whatever’s between them, but the question is, can she ever get Dec and Micah to believe it—and what might the future hold if they do?

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I sat down with my friend Gemma Snow to catch up and talk about her new release.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hello! My name is Gemma and I write erotic romance novels with heroines that get the love, support and communication we all deserve in our relationships, no matter what kind of relationships they may be!

I moved from the New York City area to Nashville last month and I’m loving exploring this wild city – expect a music-themed romance story coming soon! I have an adorable red-headed kitty named Vinnie for Vincent Van Gogh because when we adopted him he was missing part of his ear, and I said goodbye to a fluffy mutt named Houdini when we moved. (My family has an obvious attraction to historical figures…)

I love reading, of course! I bake all the time and constantly binge Great British Baking Show. I’m an outdoorsy person with a love of hiking, kayaking, camping, yoga, the whole nine. (But you just moved to a city! Oh ya, I know… ) “You’re the Top” from Anything Goes has been stuck in my head for three weeks straight.

 

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?

I kind of feel like I’m cheating when I answer this question! I’m lucky – my mom was a creative writing and poetry teacher for kids and young adults, so I got a start on formal writing training when I was about eight years old – and never stopped! I published my first poetry chapbook in high school, (let’s pretend I didn’t, ya?) and studied journalism and publishing in college. My first romance novel came out my senior year, so about four and a half years ago. It’s been a whirlwind!

 

How did you choose the genre you write in?

Romance definitely chose me. I’ve always loved reading it and the older I got, the more I questioned why that was a bad thing. Romance has been so consistently denigrated over the years and it didn’t really occur to me that I was allowed to just start writing it until I essentially just started writing it. At the time, I was a huge FanFiction nut and wrote stories a lot. It was an obvious evolution.

 

Where do you get your ideas?

It’s more a matter of where I don’t get my ideas! I love getting lost, working with kids, watching weird documentaries. All these out of the box moments can spark who plots or universes. I’ve outlined an entire series just from looking at a house on the market. Writing ideas come from any and everywhere because romance is universal and all around us.

 

Do you ever experience writer’s block?

I try not to think of it as writer’s block. When a book is challenging me or the scene doesn’t seem to be coming together, there’s usually a reason for it. Sometimes I don’t know my characters well enough or I need to do more research. Sometimes the plot needs reconfiguring. If I’m having trouble writing, figuring out why will make the book better. And if it’s a really off day, there are always social media posts to write or other branding things to work on.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?

I’m a major outliner – I need a guide or the story will wander forever. It’s awesome that I’ve always had an easy time writing quickly, but without a guide, that usually means I end up with 200 pages of just words. So I usually outline pretty deep into the series before I ever get started. Chances are I’ll deviate, but it gives me a place to start.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book?

Yes! Wild Flowers is book two in the Triple Diamond series, set on a ranch in Montana. I really loved writing this story because my heroine, Lily, is a horticultural biologist and often struggles with compartmentalizing science and emotion. I love the idea of working out in nature and also two hunky mountain men, so I had a lot of fun writing this story.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

Pure fantasy! In fact, when I first started this series, I knew nothing about Montana. I found this great real estate website selling luxury ranches with like ten-minute tour videos, so I got a crash course in ranch life. For this book, I had to learn a lot about horticultural biology – helps when your mom is an organic gardener! Also, I dug into the world of S & R and learned a lot about the history of Native American reservations in Montana and the active communities today. I did not do any first-hand research into ménages…

What project are you working on now?

Wild Flowers is actually book two in the Triple Diamond series and set in the fall. Book one, The Lovin’ Is Easy, is set in summer. Book three is winter and should be coming out in January and I have to start book four, the spring story! I’m definitely going to miss Wolf Creek when this series is over! I also have a cool new project that is neither ménage nor set in Montana but features a lot of ballrooms and badly behaved dukes. That manuscript is my current work in progress.

 

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?

It’s two-fold. The obvious one is write. That’s the one you’ll hear a lot when you first get started and for good reason. It’s easy to imagine being a fancy writer in her gilded castle, but in order to do that you have to write, often, well and again. Writing is like, the whole thing of being a writer.

But beyond that and more in line with things I wish someone had told me, treat writing like a business. Yes, it’s your artistic passion. Yes, you get to create worlds and tell stories and people will love you for it. But treat it like work. Go to work, whether it’s full-time or first thing in the morning or late at night. Save all your receipts. Make yourself a brand. The earlier on you treat writing like a business, the more successful your business will be.

 

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Only thank you! Honestly, I could not do it without you. Thank you.

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Gemma Snow loves high heat, high adventures and high expectations for her heroes! Her stories are set in the past and present, from the glittering streets of Paris to cowboy-rich Triple Diamond Ranch in Wolf Creek, Montana.

In her free time, she loves to travel, and spent several months living in a 14th-century castle in the Netherlands. When not exploring the world, she likes dreaming up stories, eating spicy food, driving fast cars, and talking to strangers. She recently moved to Nashville with a cute redheaded cat and a cute redheaded boy.

 

Find her on:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GemmaSnowRomance/

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Dog Days of Summer Reading Giveaway

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August is commonly called the dog days of summer and N. N. Light must have heat stroke because they’ve got a sizzling giveaway! You can win free books plus an Amazon gift card generously donated by some of my favorite authors. The genres range from young adult to romance to mystery to romantic poetry.  If you’re a booklover like me, you crave books like a dog craves a nice walk on the beach. Enter below and good luck!

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August 2018 Giveaway Prizes

 

print copy of Prophesy: Book One of the Dragonfly Chronicles plus fun Highlander swag by Heather McCollum (US only)

e-copy of A Balancing Act by Ilona Fridl

autographed print copy of Tainted Luck by Cynthia Austin + $5 Amazon gift card

e-copy of Hearts Akilter by Catherine E. McLean

2 e-copies of Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year by N. N. Light

e-copy of Dreamtime Sensuality I and II by David Russell

e-copy of Debriefing the Dead (Book 1 of The Dead Series) by Kerry Blaisdell

2 e-copies of N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration by N. N. Light

e-copy of Don’t Blame Me by Kay Blake

e-copy of Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwan

e-copy of Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton

e-copy of The Queen of Paradise Valley by Cat Dubie

e-copy of Ghost Girl by Catherine Mesick

e-copy of You Dear Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser

e-copy of Once Broken by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of A Debt to the Devil by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of The Kitchen Imps by A. L. Butcher (Smashwords voucher)

e-copy of The Colony and The Last City by RM Gilmour

5 e-copies of Tales of the Faie: The Beginning of Days by Diana L. Wicker

5 e-copies of Fire on the Mountain by Clabe Polk

5 e-copies of Dog Gone by Diane Moat

 

 

The Opposite of Hew By Lisa W. Tetting Release Day Blitz

 

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The Opposite of Hew
A BWWM Novella by Lisa W. Tetting
Kay McQueen is different from the women in her family. She lives her life for her, not
for a man. Though she enjoys an occasional romp with a sexy man, she is not looking
for Mr. Right. Her goals in life are to build her home health care business, and to travel
the world. Well, at least she has her business life together. The travel thing, not so
much. That is until her favorite aunt passes away, leaving a journal with her final
wishes.
As far as Kay knows, Aunt Gigi is the ultimate single girl, the life of the party, even
pushing eighty years old. What she finds in Gigi’s journal causes her to rethink her
position on love and marriage. She embarks on a dual purpose journey; to scatter Gigi’s
ashes and to discover love. Along the way, she encounters a man named Heath who is
tall, sexy, and has magical hands. His kisses set her body on fire, but when she finds
out his true identity, she wants to set him on fire, literally.
Find out how Kay handles the situation and see exactly who Heath is and what it
means to Kay’s family. When these two worlds collide, the outcome is explosive.
Heath’s lies and deception finally catch up with him, as Kay finds that what she was
looking for, she already had. Discover why Happily Ever After isn’t always what it
seems.

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Read an excerpt here:
I allowed my alarm to blare into the room for three minutes before I begrudgingly
unearthed myself from the mountain of covers on my California King. My bed is super
comfy, but that’s not the reason I didn’t want to leave it. This was the most dreaded day
of the year! This was the day when ALL of my family members got together, for the sole
purpose of finding me a man. The McQueen family reunion!
You may think I was overreacting, but I swear, ever since I turned forty they have
been coming out of the woodwork. Aunties, uncles, cousins, play cousins, brothers that
I don’t have and sisters that I wish I didn’t all congregated under the guise of family, just
to torture me. If I had to hear ‘Kay, when are you gonna find you a man and have some
babies?’ one more time, I think I might join a convent. That would shut them up. On
second thought, the nuns would probably be giving me the side eye too.
I finally made it onto my feet in a standing position and stumbled into the bathroom
to take care of my business. Before the water could even heat in the shower my big
sister, Tessa, was blowing up my phone. Mind you, I had a gas water heater, so the

water was always hot. I should let her old melon head go to voicemail, but she will keep
calling until I answer.
“Good morning Tess. What’s good?”
“What’s good? What young boy did you learn that from? You sound like your
nephew when he’s talking to his friends.”
“Did you call to give me lessons on millennial phrases and culture, or was there a
purpose to this call?”
I rolled my eyes and removed my toothbrush from its holder, spreading toothpaste
on the bristles. I may as well brush while she ranted. There would be no way for me to
get a word in edgewise. Putting the call on speaker, I placed my phone on the counter
so I could groom properly without being rude.
“Eww, who pissed in your cornflakes this morning? Anywho, I just wanted to make
sure you were up. You can’t be late for the festivities this year. Auntie Gigi has been
asking for you since everyone arrived last night. You should have seen that woman
trying to twerk. I swear, Kay, if you don’t get your act together, you will turn out just like
her. Old, sad and alone, trying to shake your behind with the young folk.”
Tessa never did get along with Auntie Gigi, but she was my favorite aunt. Somehow,
Tessa thought comparing me to her would be an insult, but I would love to live the kind
of life Gigi had. Pushing eighty years old and could twerk? Are you kidding me?
#lifegoals
My older sister made a habit of asking me when I was going to settle down and get
married. That was her way of showing me that she cared, but her inquiries annoyed me.
As a forty something strong African American woman I did not need a man to validate
my life! Though, if I was being honest, I definitely want one sometimes.

Available on Amazon , FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
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It’s a Princess Kind of Thing

Saturday, April 14, 2018 was one of the best times I had in a long time. I say this because after 4 months of paying for things, cooking, sending invites and a whole list of others, my youngest cub finally had her special day. It was a day fit for a princess.

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Now, let’s talk about princesses. There are so many cool ones. We have Tiana, out first black princess. Smart, sassy and a vast knowledge of how to make our stomachs happy. We have Mulan who saved her father and a country. Moana who had to stand on her own two feet and followed her heart. Jasmine, a spitfire woman who was loyal to an end. And one of my favorites Belle.

Belle is my ultimate favorite. Why? Because she too is super smart. She too is a bookworm and appreciate what a good story can do. As a writer, books is one of the tools we use to write. Books allowed us to transport anywhere we wanted to and so Belle speaks to me. The library she got from Prince Adam aka The Beast was one to die for. That is a goal of mine to have before I die. But, before I get carried away, she was perceptive of people and valued the importance of women being their own person. I loved that. While, I do appreciate Tiana and Jasmine for having the stubborn, sassy and spitfire qualities, there is something to be said about the girl who has her head in the book.

That is the reason I chose Belle as the princess me and my cub would be for her big day. Though she changed her mind many times, Belle won her over. And to see all the other little girls dressed up as princesses and having crowns, it made me think of how those princesses will grow up to be Queens. Queens that will have their own values and will wreck the good kid of havoc on the world. And while it was only just a kid’s party, I liked how determined my cub was in making sure her friends had a good time and that she had things that fit her personality.

So tell me, what princess are you?

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Until Next Time,

Kay 

xoxo

Tempting Him (An Obsessed Novella) By: Jeanne St. James (Love Me Hard Boxed Set)

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Tempting Him (An Obsessed Novella)

By Jeanne St. James

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, BDSM 

On Sale for a limited time for 99¢ in the Love Me Hard Boxed Set

A set of 15 hot & spicey romances that will tickle your fancy!

 Buy Link: https://books2read.com/lovemehard

 Blurb:

It’s not just a love story, it’s an obsession…

Skylar:            

Every time my neighbor jogs past my house, I do my best to tempt him. Washing my car, watering my lawn, doing yoga in the grass with my all my assets in the air. I’m not sure if he notices me, but I sure can’t miss him.

Then one day he falls… into my arms and into my bed. Surprisingly, we’re better matched than I would’ve expected. But when he reveals who he is, my world comes crashing down around me because if he finds out my secret we’re finished before we’ve even begun.

Cade:

Three days a week, I put myself through hell by jogging through my neighborhood. I suffer through it simply to catch a glimpse of a woman I don’t know. Every time I pass her house she’s outside tempting me. Until one day I fall… over my feet, over my heart, over this woman and into her arms.

I know nothing about her, but I want to discover everything. Even her deepest, darkest secrets. However, little does she know, I have one, too. One that may sever the tie that binds us.

Excerpt:

 Chapter One: Skylar:

I watch as sweat drips one bead at a time onto my over-priced yoga mat. The sun is so freaking hot and here I am, like an idiot out in my yard, bent over in the downward facing dog pose for the past million years. Okay, not years… maybe more like a million seconds. But my body has decided it hates me (nothing new) and is cramping while my head spins. Even better, my over-priced yoga pants have clawed their way up my crack (as well as one other place). And still…

No neighbor.

What the hell?

Despite my eyeballs’ attempt at bulging out of their sockets, I peek at my sports watch. He should’ve been by here two-point-five minutes ago.

Shit.

The man is usually like clockwork, jogging by my house on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons every week. For the most part, anyway. Though, thunderstorms seem to discourage him from his cardio. (Not sure why.)

On those days, I would be willing to recommend another type of cardio to get his heart pumping. And maybe get his hips pumping, too.

Anyway… look at me! Doing yoga on my front lawn, on the uneven grass, waiting like a desperate woman. (I’m not, really, I promise! It just looks that way.)

But, damn, the man is fine and when he jogs past shirtless, he’s shiny with sweat, which makes me want to drag him inside and give him a sponge bath with my tongue.

My thighs start shaking as I peek between my spread legs, because, of course, my ass has to be facing the street. I want him to get a good look at what I’m offering.

I may even wiggle it a little when he jogs by.

That is if I don’t pass out into a heap first.

I sigh.

Then sigh again a little louder just for good measure.

Maybe it would be easier if I just took up jogging. Wear one of those sexy sports bras, put my hair up in a cute little pony tail, plaster a smile on my face and follow him around the block at a perky pace.

I’ll die first.

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Cade:

Why I ever started this shit, I’ll never know. No, I lie. I know. I thought, “Cade, dude, wouldn’t it be great to up your cardio game and start running?”

I answered myself with, “Yeah, man, that would be great and fun, too!” And then maybe I won’t get so winded when I play basketball with the guys. I’ll have more endurance, I’ll look and feel younger, and…

Fuck that.

Running sucks. And I don’t even think what I do can be considered as running. No, it’s more of a jog. Or a lope. Or trotting like a donkey with a lame hoof.

Inhell. Exhell.

My chest burns, my leg muscles spasm, my balls feel like they’re floating in a puddle of sweat, and the crack of my ass…

I’m not even going there. (Trust me, you don’t want to, either.)

So, why don’t I just stop the torture? (Good question!)

I’ve asked myself that for the past month.

And the answer has always been…

Her.

I sacrifice three days a week just to see a woman I don’t know.

Not sure why, but she always seems to be outside at the same time of the day. For that reason, I make sure that’s when I go running (jogging, trotting, limping) by.

Am I crazy to torture myself because I find someone attractive and I’d like to get her attention?

Eh. Maybe.

Why don’t I just knock on her door and ask her out? (Another good question.)

Maybe I want to impress her with my physique and athletic prowess.

But honestly, something has to give and it has to be soon. Because this running shit sucks balls and I’d rather stick razor blades under my fingernails.

At least my slow trot is the right speed to observe her without being creepy. Walking would be too slow and obvious. Driving too quick and useless, not to mention dangerous when she’s clearly a distraction.

And, of course, my pace always allows me enough time to enjoy the show she gives me.

On Wednesday, she was out washing her car, her top soaked, her nipples pushing through the thin fabric of her shirt, and when she bent over to scrub the hood of said car, my boner just about popped out of my shorts. You know, those little nylon running shorts. The ones with the mesh liner, clearly not made for sexual arousal.

But I digress.

The week before, she was out watering her lawn. And, once again, her top was wetter than her grass.

Here’s the thing, the entire neighborhood has built-in sprinklers.

Maybe hers are broken.

It’s possible.

I grunt as I turn the corner and try to push myself a little faster since I’m off my game today. I’m later than normal, and I want my running to look as effortless as possible. It needs to look as though I’ve got my shit together and I’m not secretly suffering.

My eyes swing to the left as I jog. She’s the fourth house up. The brick ranch home with the two-car garage.

Two houses to go yet.

One house.

My eyes widen as I see her ass in tight black yoga pants in the air. My step stutters but I can’t stop my momentum.

My mouth becomes an O, partly because I’m falling over my own two feet, the other because she’s dropped to her knees and is now arching backwards grabbing onto her heels, her generous tits straining against her top.

Last thing I see is her blinking upside down at me as her head hangs down her back.

Suddenly, I’m staring at nothing but pavement (and my loss of manhood). The little bit of oxygen I had sucked into my lungs is now gone.

Then, what seems like seconds later, bare, cute, red painted toes come into view.

I want to just die.

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About the Author:

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JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling erotic romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing. Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Want to read a sample of her work? Download a sampler book here: BookHip.com/MTQQKK

To keep up with her busy release schedule check her website at www.jeannestjames.com or sign up for her newsletter: http://www.jeannestjames.com/newslettersignup

 

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