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Claimed by the Elven King: Part One by Cristina Rayne

CBTEK-eBook-Cover-Final-SMFor Emily Ford, being awakened in the dead of night by what seems to be the very shadows in her bedroom come to life is the least of her worries as she is spirited away to become the new wife of an elven king for the purpose of bearing his heirs. Entranced despite herself by his ethereal beauty, Emily surrenders willingly to his seduction and is introduced to a new world of sexual pleasures she had not thought possible outside of a dream.

But can a human ever really win the heart of an elf or have a place within the elven court, especially when the biggest obstacle to both is her new husband’s barren and resentful queen who makes no qualms about wanting Emily gone and, if the whispers within the court are to be believed, is prepared to do the unspeakable to make it happen?
This is Part One of a four-part serialized Fantasy Erotic Romance with a novelette length of about 11,000 words.

Targeted Audience: Adult 21+

Author Bio:
Cristina Rayne lives in West Texas with her crazy cat and about a dozen bookcases full of fantasy worlds and steamy romances. She also has a degree in Computer Science which totally qualifies her to write romances. As Fantasy is her first love, she feels if she can inject a little love into the fantastical, along with a few steamy scenes, then all the better.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love fantasy and steamy romance, so I wanted to write a story that incorporated both equally rather than one being just a subset of the other.

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Love Bats Last by Pamela Aares

pa_book1_lovebatslast_largeA stormy night changes their lives forever…

The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

Targeted Audience: 21-39

Author Bio:
Pamela is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows including Your Water, Your Life featuring actress Susan Sarandon and the NPR series New Voices. After producing The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination, she knew without a doubt that romance lives at the heart of the universe and powers the greatest stories of all.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had just drafted the sequel to Jane Austen and the Archangel and had a fine sense of accomplishment! Readers had been asking for the story of Gabriel, Archangel Michael’s bad boy accomplice. But as sometimes happens, Alex Tavonesi, the hero of Love Bats Last, showed up as my husband and I drove back to San Francisco from LA. By the time we arrived home, Alex and his wealthy, quirky cousins and his hot All-Star teammates were clamoring for stories of their own.

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Blissful Encounters by Dimitria DesJardins

CoverCS3Mia here. So I’m a single woman. I supported my boyfriend as he realized all of his career dreams. I postponed most of my career dreams in hopes of having children and being a stay-at-home mom someday, which, of course, never happened. After years of betrayal, frustration, and sexual disappointment, I found out that this joker was cheating on me across the country! I left his ass, but that was not easy for me. I always put our relationship and home first. Now this is the first time that I’m putting myself before Ken and his stupid needs. I’m devastated by the decision, but deep down; I know it was only a matter of time.
So I’ve saved a lot of money over the years, and I decided to kick things into high gear. I’m going to travel abroad– something I have yet to do, despite traveling all around the U.S. I’m gonna go to beautiful Europe and use my foreign language skills for once. I’m going to visit some of the most romantic places, meet some really cool people, and have the most explosive sex of my life. Hey – a girl can dream!
I wrote all about my trip in my journal, and now I’m letting you read it! Follow me through some old, historic cities and new, unforgettable adventures. Journey with me as I rediscover myself and pursue the things that are important to me. Try to keep up with me during my hot European summer. See if you can handle my Blissful Encounters!

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
I’m a writer with a flair for passion and as you will see that passion flows from through the pen to the paper giving you one hell of a ride on these Blissful Encounters.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My travels overseas and many of the encounters I’ve had inspired me to write this hot and steamy book that allowed me to release built up tension and frustration.

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Antoinette: Shattered Dreams by Wagner Wolf

MouthgagcoverPretty on the outside, dangerous on the inside. For Kerry it was the gift and the curse. Kerry starts out as the typical wife who wants what’s best for her family. After the honeymoon period sizzles out she becomes bored and no longer amused by her husbands lack of excitement and desire. This sets off an unquenchable thirst as she decides to find that missing spark outside of the marriage. What started out as innocent evolved into extra-marital adventures that step beyond the boundaries of what she promised to keep sacred in her wedding vows. Spinning a seemingly impenetrable web of deception gave her power and
confidence, making her even bolder and act in rash ways. Kerry soon gets caught up with the night life and with male co-workers who adore her and are now eating out the palm of her hand. This attention places her on an unstable pedestal she can’t seem to come down from. While men pursue her forbidden fruit, Kerry’s marriage teeters on the brink of collapse. With each covert rendezvous Kerry ventures off to, she gets dangerously closer to the adulterous point of no return. In hopes of finding herself Kerry ends up losing her identity and everything that she once used to hold dear. When her all-American husband Charles becomes aware of his wife’s dirty little secrets, he decides to get his hands dirty as well. Self-drawn images of what his wife is up to makes the man of her dreams become a ticking time bomb as he gives into the powerful forces of passion and jealousy? Charles doesn’t decide to get even by being with other women, he focuses his rage to exact revenge on the one women he vowed to always love and protect. As the relationship continues to unravel, Kerry has no choice but to escape her ominous surroundings. Left with only feelings of regret and despair, Kerry finds herself surrounded by other women who share her pain at the ‘Women United’ center.

This suspense and psychological thriller dives head first into the inner psyche of men over taken with obsession and unfiltered passion as Kerry vividly recalls her unforgettable tale of Shattered Dreams. During the midst of the storms found in dysfunctional relationships, calm is restored through the self-help therapeutic sessions led by the battered women’s facility director, Antoinette. Her intense psychology and counseling sessions deal with the internal and external pain abused women and victims of sexual abuse experience. Antoinette makes sense of the senseless and answers the age old question “why does he do that” and clearly explains how to be a survivor. Girls who come through the doors of her ‘Women United’ facility leave as Women Resurrected and break free as they begin to heal. Along with her pearls of advice and words of wisdom, Antoinette has some very disturbingly dark secrets of her own and an even darker and more sinister way of punishing the men who cause hurt and pain. They are forcibly taught a lesson they will never forget or bounce back from. Men inevitably all regret the day that they became caught in the cross hairs of the cold and calculating woman of mystery, Antoinette.

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
I enjoy the art of writing and the freedom it allows me to explore where I otherwise could not go. When I put pen to paper my only desire is to bring out stories and characters that capture the imagination. My readers are given a front row seat on a journey like never before when they flip through the pages of a Wagner Wolf publication.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The book is in a sense art imitating life because some scenes and dialogue usage comes straight from what I experienced during stages of my marriage and long term relationships.

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Yes, Doctor by Darling Adams

DA-Yes-Doctor-SmallWhen Dr. Darren Drake catches his Certified Nurse Assistant smoking behind the clinic and gushing on the phone about him, he decides she requires punishment: an embarrassing examination including anal play. Playing around with an employee opens him up for sexual harassment charges or getting kicked out of his practice, but when Chloe asks for more, he just can’t resist.

Despite working in an OB/Gyn clinic, Chloe hates doctors. Their know-it-all God playing rubs her the wrong way–until the man she refers to as Dr. Dreamy shows her giving up control might fulfill fantasies of submission she never knew she had. He seems to enjoy torturing her in the most delicious ways, but he also reduces her to stammers and blushes, which makes it hard to get to know one another. Can he use his dominance to remove all semblance of control, leaving her with no option but to obey and show her true heart?

Targeted Audience: All Adults

Author Bio:
Darling Adams is a naughty author who loves writing about hot alpha males, Dominance/submission and power exchanges. She also writes spanking romance under the name Renee Rose. If you enjoyed this book, please contact her at reneeroseauthor@gmail.com to let her know or consider leaving a review.

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble
Link to Book for sale on Smashwords

Social Media:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5895073.Renee_Rose
https://www.facebook.com/renee.rose.writes
https://twitter.com/ReneeRoseAuthor
http://www.pinterest.com/reneeroseauthor/

Reverb by J. Cafesin

ReverbSmallJames Whren is brilliant, beautiful, rich, and taken—with himself, or more precisely, his genius for creating music. Desired by many, committing to no one but his muse, on the eve of his brother’s funeral, his father inadvertently turns his life into a living nightmare, and James is left abandoned in hell with no one real to save him.

His odyssey to freedom takes him beyond the looking glass, to the reflection of friends and lovers. Humbled and alone, James escapes to the Greek island of Corfu. But instead of finding solace there, loneliness almost consumes him.

Until Elisabeth, and her son, Cameron.

Reverb is a love story, a psychological thriller paced with romantic suspense. Spun from The Magus, also about a man who learns to love someone other than himself, and way beyond 50 Shades of Gray, Reverb is told like Crime and Punishment–modern, clean, edgy verging on sharp. Like nothing you’ve read, guaranteed.

Targeted Audience: 21-55

Author Bio:
Writing fiction is intoxicating. Fully engaging. Hot. Sexual. Physical. Mental. Spacial. Virtually touching real if I’m doing it right, then enter the scene, a million miles from solitude…

I write taut, edgy, modern fiction with complex, compelling characters that bring story live, and linger long after the reads…

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Know many men connected outside of themselves? I didn’t. So I wrote about most men I know–into their own heads, their careers, their interests, and made him…better!

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Present in Love by Atri Cruizer

hand-reaching-outlast1Present in Love presents a story of two lovers and the presents they shared. The man whom the world has forgotten still has rock-strong belief in his Love. He believes that his Love is still Present in this world and he is set to look for his Queen. As the search comes to an end, sacrifices must be made and tears must be shed. But, Love is a nice Present which will never make anyone sad, he believes, the end must be a happy one.
But how long will it last- the perfect Love? Find out in the fairy tale of Love, Present in Love.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Atri Cruizer is a young writer who loves to employ his imaginative skills as the ink of his writings. Currently residing with his family in West Bengal, India, Atri tries to portray the power of True Eternal Love through his works, which he believes to be the strongest force on Earth. Also being a believer in things yet unexplained by science, Atri’s works generally use supernatural backdrops to reach the ultimate objective. Currently he is busy penning down his first book The Horror Nights and also in his school studies.

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon

Social Media:
http://www.facebook.com/StoryTreasure
https://twitter.com/AtriCruizer

Bad Faith by MIKE OCONNOR

b132A huge lottery win is guaranteed to create a buzz in a small Irish village like Ceanngoorley. When the win in question is attributed to a talking statue of the Virgin Mary, greed and superstition collide in a tsunami of hilarious chaos. The corrupt Parish Priest – Father Fergus O’Hoora – plans to turn the village into a pilgrimage goldmine to rival Knock. Standing in his way is Bishop Patrick St. Patrick, who is prepared to stoop to O’Hoora levels of skulduggery in order to thwart his arch enemy. The foul-mouthed Parish Priest must also contend with statue abductors, a pair of eccentric Cardinals sent from Rome and a mysterious American tourist searching for his real father, who he believes to be a priest.Father O’Hoora is going to need more than one miracle to deliver him from this unholy mess!

Targeted Audience: 22

Author Bio:
Mike O’Connor is an Irish author who travelled extensively before finally settling in his home county of Kerry. An avid fan of Monty Python, Viz comic and the Father Ted sitcom; Mike’s style is irreverence with a dash of slapstick. He has previously had stories and novellas published in the erotica genre. Bad Faith is his first novel.

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon

Kama Sutra 2 With Bob And Brenda by Paul Gwilliam

b131The Kama Sutra book everybody has been waiting for has finally arrived. Kama Sutra 2 with Bob and Brenda has taken over a year to make it to print. After the success of Kama Sutra with Bob and Brenda, its author and illustrator Paul Gwilliam, decided to give the main characters a face lift and sent them both to the gym. Now, Bob and Brenda are back looking fabulous and feeling fit enough to make another gruelling Kama Sutra book. Kama Sutra 2 with Bob and Brenda will have you in stitches while loving it up between the sheets.

Targeted Audience: 22

Website(s)
Link To Buy Book On Amazon

Trick Play by Jessica Kelly

Trick-Play-Cover-JPEGRebecca Stone is smart and driven. She has dreamed of being a sports reporter for her entire life, and now that she has landed her very first job at a TV station in tiny Curtinville, Texas, her dream is starting to become a reality.

The only problem? Curtinville may be small in size, but it’s home to plenty of big secrets.

It doesn’t take long for Rebecca to figure out that money, power, and greed are the names of the game here. Everything that the beloved Curtinville Cats do on the football field is overshadowed by the dirty deals that are going on behind the scenes. The Cats aren’t the only ones who are good at drawing up trick plays. Some of the biggest names in town play dirty tricks every single day.

Rebecca arrives in Curtinville believing that hard work is the key to earning respect and building a successful career. She’s so serious about her work that she refuses to give in to her feelings for the steamy ex-quarterback — even though he has her squarely in his sights. But as she soon learns, doing the right thing doesn’t always pay off. In fact, in Curtinville, it can be the easiest way to land in some serious hot water.

How far will Curtinville’s elite go to keep their secrets hidden?

How many consequences will Rebecca suffer for exposing the truth?

Will all of those trick plays crush her dreams forever?

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Author. Dreamer. Entrepreneur.

That’s how Jessica Kelly describes herself. Just like the main character in her first book, Trick Play, Jessica believes that hard work is the key to success. Luckily, though, creating new characters and new plot twists doesn’t feel like work to her! Jessica has always had a passion for writing, and she has dreamed of becoming a successful author for more years than she can count.

So what about the “Entrepreneur” part?

That proves just how serious Jessica is about turning her dream into reality. Her goal isn’t to write a book or two in her spare time. Instead, she’s focused on building a successful writing career from the ground up. She’s not content to JUST have a dream. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it come true.

Jessica began living the dream the moment she started writing Trick Play. When she’s not dreaming up new story ideas, this native Floridian can be found spending quality time with friends and family, soaking up the sun on the beach, and — of course — reading.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always dreamed of being a fiction writer. Combining someone as strong as Rebecca with football (a sport I love!) and a hunky love interest seemed like the perfect fit!

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