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The Olympus Key by James Ashton

b137Part One of The Olympus Conspiracy. When ex-journalist Peter York is called to the hospital bedside of his ailing former boss, William Ardell, wealthy publisher of the Toronto World newspaper, he is offered a strange job: find the woman who visited Ardell’s hospital room that morning and bring her back to talk to Ardell. The woman has said something to Ardell that he will not reveal. The price for this service: a half million dollars. More curious than anything, Peter York agrees to try and find this mystery woman. An hour later he finds her, only to watch helplessly as she is run over by a black SUV that escapes. Thinking that the investigation is over, he returns to Ardell’s hospital room to give his former employer the bad news. That is when he discovers what the dead woman actually said to Ardell, and why he was so desperate to find her.

Targeted Audience: 22

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Ignite (The Core, #1) by Nola Sarina & Emily Faith

The-Core-1-IgniteThe Core – the new series of short, erotic stories by Nola Sarina & Emily Faith – is secretly more than a rave-style nightclub. Everyone’s there to connect… In every way they want.

But you can’t get in without an invite.

Recently-single, coffee-slinging good girl Andee has never been bold enough to party. She’s certainly never been to a place like The Core before. With music pounding, go-go dancers grinding, and vodka shooting, Andee lets Alice, The Core’s charismatic matchmaker, introduce her to some new friends. She’s never been much for one-night-stands, but Alice’s friends – and The Core’s irresistible, sensual atmosphere – light Andee’s hidden passions on fire.

Shaun, a motorcycle stunt performer with the most panty-drenching moves on the dance floor, leads Andee to the glowing, black-lit corner beneath the DJ booth. He sweeps her away with his rhythm and kisses, and under the scorching hot glares of all the other dancing patrons in the heart of The Core, they do far more than dance.

And he’s only one of Andee’s new friends.

Targeted Audience: 21+ (Erotic short story

Author Bio:
Nola Sarina and Emily Faith are authors, mothers, and lovers of music and art. They draw inspiration for their fiction from Nola’s dark fantasy concepts and Emily’s flair for romance that ignites both in and out of the bedroom. Learn more and sign up for the email contact list for up-to-date info on appearances, new releases, and special offers at www.nolasarina.com/contact/. They also love to be stalked on Twitter @NolaSarina and @EmilyFaith2012.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We took a long walk one day talking about the way women feel ashamed of the idea of exploring a night of wild, wanton fun with multiple partners. We decided to write a book where a strong woman lets go of her fears of judgement and just has fun!

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A SEAL’s Salvation by Tawny Weber

9780373797875.inddWhere Navy SEAL “Bad Ass” Brody Lane goes, trouble follows. Being run out of his hometown years ago for misbehaving with Genna Reilly—the sheriff’s daughter—was one thing. Now Brody is about to step into real danger. Not the suggestive letters he’s been exchanging with Genna, but the kind of trouble that can send a soldier home injured and broken inside…

Genna’s entire life has been orchestrated by her family. The right job. The right friends. Enough! Brody’s return offers the promise of lust-filled pleasures. Of flesh teased and tasted. She’s not expecting to find a soldier with distant eyes who has secluded himself from the world. But this good girl knows exactly how to bring a bad boy back to life….

Targeted Audience: romance readers who love hot stories about sexy SEALs

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty-five hot books, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love writing my Sexy SEAL series. A SEAL’s Salvation is the 4th book in the series (although it does stand alone) about a wounded hero and the girl he left behind. I love writing bad boys, and with Brody, being wounded made him even badder. I also wanted to explore the choices that SEALs (all military actually) and their ladies have to face.

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Protective Custody (Part of the Dangerous Dozen Boxed Set) by Paige Tyler

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Protective Custody by Paige Tyler, USA Today Bestselling Author. Someone is stalking reporter Paisley McCoy, and police detective Gray Beckham is the only man who can protect her. While the chemistry between them is undeniable, there’s no way he’s going near the captain’s daughter, and she had a hard and fast rule that says she doesn’t date cops. Can they both survive the stalker who’s coming after them long enough to realize how good they are together?

Targeted Audience: Romance Readers who love Romantic Suspense

Author Bio:
Paige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
If you’re familiar with my other books, it’s probably no surprise that I love to write about strong, sexy, alpha males, and Gray Beckham, the hero in the book, is about as strong, sexy and alpha as they come!

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In His Control by Nina Bruhns

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00046]Commissaire Jean-Marc Lacroix will do anything to catch the clever art thief targeting the elite mansions of Europe. Little does he know his quarry is really a beautiful American student. When their titillating game of cat and mouse grows shockingly intimate, he must make the impossible choice between honor and duty—and the notorious woman he has unwittingly come to love.

Targeted Audience: Romantic thriller readers; romantic suspense readers, hot romance readers

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nina Bruhns’ adventurous romantic thrillers contain a unique blend of interesting characters and settings, twisty suspense and sizzling romance. To date she has published over 30 award-winning novels.

Awards and honors for Ms. Bruhns’ books have included two RITA nominations, three Daphne du Maurier Awards for the Year’s Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book, two Romantic Times Reviewer Awards for Best Book of the Year, a National Readers Choice Award, an Eppie Award, and five Dorothy Parker Awards, just to name a few.

Read more about Nina Bruhns and her books on her website: NinaBruhns.com
Please “like” Ninas’ Facebook author page! Facebook.com/Nina.Bruhns.author

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I lived in Sweden years ago, there was a TV mini-series on called “Honest Blue Eyes” and I really loved that mini-series. It was about a gorgeous female thief and a rough-edged cop who was obsessed with catching her. I’d always thought they should get together and have a hot, steamy romance! That didn’t happen in the show, but the idea was planted. Then years later, I saw an old movie from the 70s called The Good Thief, and I absolutely loved it. There were also a thief and an obsessed cop in that movie, and the story was about how they developed a very interesting relationship. Not romantic in the least, but interesting. So I kind of combined the ideas and put my own spin on the story, and of course threw in a bunch of hot sex. LOL. I just love how this book turned out, and the characters are among my very favorites.

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There’s A New Witch in Town by Tawny Weber

DangerousDozenHer magic, his town, their love… is it enough? Or will a witch just regaining her powers have to choose between saving a cursed town, or giving up everything she’s come to care about?

Targeted Audience: romance readers

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty-five hot books, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was excited to work with these fabulous authors and bring my story to as many readers as possible. I loved the idea of writing something ‘dangerous’. Witches are some of my favorite characters to write, and I loved the idea of sharing magic in a way that made it feel as if it could be right next door.

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Tall, Dark & Alpha Boxed Set by Koko Brown

BoxedSetImageAre you ready for the decadence and allure of an alpha’s dark charm? The bad boys in these 10 sizzling stories will make your heart pound. Against these dominant seducers, the heroines don’t stand a chance. Prepare to fall in lust–and love.

Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors: Randi Alexander, Koko Brown, Sam Cheever, Delaney Diamond, Eve Langlais, Afton Locke, Dawn Montgomery, Farrah Rochon, Paige Tyler, and Eve Vaughn. Immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.

Targeted Audience: Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, Multicultural

Author Bio:
Afton Locke is a multi-published erotic romance author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her everywhere–from other worlds and races to the top of a corporate desk.

Dawn Montgomery loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. While her days were filled with long hours & hard work, her nights were left for dark, lustful fantasies.

Delaney Diamond writes sweet and sensual romance novels and is the site manager of Romance Novels in Color, where diversity in romance is celebrated. Originally from the Virgin Islands, she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sam Cheever writes romantic paranormal and mystery/suspense books with characters you’d like to know in worlds you’d like to visit.

Eve Langlais is a Canadian author who loves to write steamy romances with a humorous twist in the paranormal & sci-fi genre.

Eve Vaughn has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. As a child she was always getting into mischief, so when she lost her television privileges, writing served as her outlet. Her stories have gotten quite a bit spicier since then!

Farrah Rochon, award-winning author of the popular Holmes Brothers series, hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has garnered much acclaim for her NY Sabers football series for Harlequin’s Kimani Romance imprint.

Koko Brown is a quintessential erotic romance junkie. Koko’s writing career began at the tender age of nine & never stopped! She published her first erotic novel in 2007.

Paige Tyler is a USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. She writes books about hunky alpha males & the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander knows a modern woman dreams of an alpha cowboy who takes the reins, & guarantees they’re rode hard & put up satisfied. Randi writes smokin’ hot romance with heroes who’ll have you begging to ride off into the sunset.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We Love Alphas

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Reframing Emma by Missy Kierstead

reframing-emma-cover-150x240My name is Emma McCullough. During the day, I’m a waitress in a little diner a few blocks from my apartment. At night, I’m pursuing my passion; painting. I’m waiting to catch my big break, of course. What waitress isn’t waiting for bigger and better things to happen to her?

When the phone rings, my entire life changes. My big break was on the other end of that phone call, but more surprises line up like dominoes. Since when do positive things just fall into your lap? I should have been more observant, more suspicious, but then I wouldn’t have met him.

Targeted Audience: 21-45

Author Bio:
I plan to live in the alternate universe of my own creation between the ages of 39 and 40 years old. It’s the time where I found my love of writing, and I think I’ll stay there forever.

After being a single mom for a long time, I’m finally free. As free as they’ll allow me to be between phone calls asking for money, babysitting and “Mom, I need you to do ___ for me.”

This leaves me time to figure out who I am and what I want in my life. Things I should have figured out in my early 20s around diaper changes and middle of the night feedings. But who could think straight back then? We were all lucky to make it through alive.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to create a story with a bit of a twist as well as humor and witty dialog. I have a passion for quirky and had to incorporate those qualities in the book.

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Held Hostage A Story of Love & Mental Illness by Bonnie McKeating

b139Meet James A secret agent trapped inside the dire confines of the Mayview Hospital, a mental health facility, on a mission to liberate the prisoners of this institution. Only one thing stands between James and his freedom, his sanity. James is a paranoid schizophrenic, although this truth often eludes him, especially when the voices call to him in the form of a mysterious and dangerous woman he calls Eve. As he struggles on his road to redemption James must learn to confront his past in order to better accept and control his illness. On this journey he meets Emily, a woman who will change life as he knows it. As James and Emily grow closer together James is forced to make a decision to either continue with his treatment or be with the woman he’s come to love. What James must understand is Emily has her own dark secrets and that love does not always conquer all. Held Hostage is a story about mental illness and the sometimes deathly hold it has on its unwilling captors. It’s a story about life, loss and the friendships in between. But mostly, it’s a story about love.

Targeted Audience: 22

Author Bio:
Bonnie holds a BA in Political Science from Concordia University. She previously worked as a Coordinator at the Royal Victoria Hospital, and as a Research Assistant and Policy Analyst at Transport Canada. Presently, she is a Program Administrator at McGill University. She is also finalizing her MA in Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University. Bonnie lives in Montreal and Held Hostage: A Story of Love & Mental Illness is her first novel.

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IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series — Book One by Karen Fenech

Imposter-Final-For-Amazon-New-Cover-Use-This-OneTHE PROTECTORS: Though they work independently and at times are oceans apart, their ties to each other remain strong. They’re related by blood or bond – this group of men and women in law enforcement, government intelligence, and the military who do what others cannot to serve, defend, and protect.

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series – Book One

Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing and marketing a chemical weapon, learns she has been set up as a scapegoat by someone seeking to hide his own guilt. That “someone” wants her dead. Her life depends on making no mistakes – like trusting the Central Intelligence agent assigned to her case, a man she’s falling in love with.

CIA Operative John Burke doesn’t believe her claim of innocence. When an attempt is made on her life, he believes her accomplice has turned on her. But something doesn’t add up about Eve and her role in this crime she’s accused of. Burke has too many questions, including – has his judgment been compromised by his fierce attraction to her?

It’s a question Burke asks himself again and again but when he learns Eve’s would-be assassin is close, he goes on the run with her. It’s a temporary solution – running will not keep her safe. Burke must find the assassin – or die trying.

Targeted Audience: adults who read romantic suspense

Author Bio:
Bestselling author Karen Fenech writes romantic suspense and recently launched a new series called The Protectors. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, Karen loves to shop, watch movies or just kick back in a comfy chair and read. If you’d like to know when Karen’s next Protectors novel is available, sign up for her notification-only news at: http://www.karenfenech.com/books.html

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