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Dark Desire (Touched By You #1) by Emily Jane Trent

dark-desireNatalie Baker, a young fashion designer, has an unforgettable sexual encounter with billionaire, Tanner Clarke. The passion between them ignites a flame that can’t be put out. She discovers her dark desire – her life will never be the same.

“There was something in his face. She couldn’t think the thought she grasped for. His skin was pale, and she got the impression he wasn’t out in the sun much. His baby blue eyes were so bright, they appeared luminous. And his dark brown hair shimmered with auburn highlights, here under the blaring brightness of the lobby. He was just beautiful. She’d never known a man could be beautiful, but he definitely was.”

Dark Desire, 1st in the Touched By You series, is a romantic tale that takes place in New York. The author was inspired by the endearing romance in the Twilight series. And the sexual enlightenment, and sweet romance, in the Fifty Shades Of Grey series. Touched By You is a unique love story, with full character development, and added intrigue from the billionaire’s life, that will make each book in the series hard to put down.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Emily Jane Trent writes steamy romances about characters you’ll get to know and love. The sex scenes are hot and the romance even hotter! If you are a fan of stories with a heroine that’s got spunk and a hunk of a hero that you’d like to take home with you, these stories are what you’re looking for. Emily’s romantic tales will let you escape into a fantasy – and you won’t want it to end – ever.

Inspiration for writing this book

I wanted to see where a romance would lead after an unexpected encounter. What the hero do when the attraction was immediate? How would the relationship evolve?

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Maliciously Obedient by Julia Kent

Maliciously-ObedientOne playboy CEO. One curvy administrative assistant. One hidden camera.
What could go wrong?

Lydia Charles wasn’t about to obey any man, especially Matt Jones, her new boss. With all the looks of Christian Grey, and a commanding personality to match, he was under her skin in an instant. He took the job she wanted before they even met, and she wasn’t about to hand over her heart, too. Rather than trying to find a way to overcome his dominance, all she could think about was a way to get him into her bed, which was the last thing she needed for her career. Even if her body disagreed.

“Matt Jones” carried himself as though he owned the building, because he secretly did. “Matt” was really undercover CEO Michael Bournham, used to having everything his own way. Until he met Lydia Charles. She infuriated him, defied him. Which only made him want to possess her. He was determined to bend her to his will. Make her obedient.

Interest from Michael’s eccentric millionaire friend Jeremy left Lydia hot and bothered, with dreams about the three of them that made her want to obey Michael, but in the bedroom, not the boardroom.

When sparks flew and inhibitions faded, a night of unbridled passion in the office made Matt/Mike forget everything – including the rolling cameras – until it was too late.

Or was it?

Sometimes the best way to break the rules is to follow them…

Targeted Audience: 25+

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

She loves to hear from her readers by email at jkentauthor@gmail.com, on Twitter @jkentauthor, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jkentauthor . Visit her blog at http://jkentauthor.blogspot.com

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All Hallows Erotica by Zoe Dawson, June Gray, Natasha Kingston, Reina Stowe, Breena Wilde, Magan Vernon, Angela Corbett, MJ Heiser, Madison Stone

all-hallowsSex on Halloween is bound to get freaky…

UNDER THE HARVEST MOON by MJ Heiser ~ Being typecast as vampire-bait has paid well, but actress Sasha deRocco feels like she’s stuck in a rut–until her publicist, Paul Sims, delivers a sexy script and offers his help in a read-through that spirals out of their control.

MONSTER MAN by Zoe Dawson ~ Community relation’s assistant director, Catherine “Cat” Everhart fantasizes about #66 Shane West, The San Diego Wildcat’s strong safety, a monster of a man, but the no fraternizing policy dictates she keep her distance. It isn’t until the company’s Halloween party fundraiser that their desire explodes its tight bonds.

LIFEBLOOD AND STONE by Breena Wilde ~ Amanda is a junior partner at the prestigious law firm, Lifeblood and Stone. During their annual Halloween Masquerade she meets the elusive Mr. Lifeblood and the sex is to die for – literally.

UNTAMED by June Gray ~ People said he didn’t exist, that the tale of the savage forest man was only dreamed up around a campfire, but when Chloe Jane rents a cabin for the weekend she discovers firsthand that the lore is very real–and that he takes what he wants.

OH, COME ALL YE FRIGHTFUL by Reina Stowe ~ At the annual Upton Swingers Club Saints and Sinners Halloween party, Tania and her husband make new friends.

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Madison Stone ~ Life as a secret witch is a lonely one. Except on Halloween when Savi Knox’s powers – and desires – are the strongest. Will one night of passion with the man of her dreams be enough?

SWEET BEGINNINGS by Magan Vernon ~ Being locked on the rooftop during a friend’s Halloween party should be Brick’s worst nightmare, but since he’s with Paige in a sexy costume, it’s more like his biggest fantasy.

Plus 3 more amazing stories by:

Angela Corbett

Natasha Kingston

Reina Stowe

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Reina Stowe (a.k.a. Stacey Wallace Benefiel) enjoys creating Happily Ever After’s with a little extra oomph! She’s the author of Open Me, Twenty Questions, Cheating Hearts, The First Time, Crazy On You, Flinging In the New Year, and Upton All Night (The Complete Series).

Zoe Dawson writes romantic comedy and new adult contemporary romance, but will soon release urban fantasy, syfy and erotic romance.

Under the pen name, Karen Anders, she’s currently writing sexy NCIS agents, tough JAG lawyers, rogue Navy SEALs, courageous Marines–a mix of Navy and civilians investigating murder, espionage, and crime across a global landscape. These are the characters that populate her To Protect and Serve Series for Romantic Suspense!

When she’s not busy with writing or her full-time job, she’s painting or killing virtual mmorpg monsters, where getting armor for her characters is better than jewelry. She lives in North Carolina with her two grown children and one small, furry grey cat.

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Visit her websites at www.karenanders.com or www.zoedawson.com
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Natasha Kingston is the author of “Bite-Sized Erotica”, a collection of steamy short stories guaranteed to raise your heart rate.

Currently, Natasha is working on a series of fantasy adventure novellas called “Bearing Gifts”, which will be launching on February 10th. The first book in the series, called “In Her Bones”, is focused on Violet Muñoz and a series of strange occurrences that will change her life, and ultimately the fate of the planet.

In addition to writing, Natasha is the co-creator of the podcast “UNspoiled!”, which reviews books chapter by chapter, and television shows episode by episode. The first series covered was “A Song Of Ice And Fire”, by George RR Martin, and the current program being covered is “Breaking Bad”.

Natasha also has her own solo podcast series called “Natasha’s Spoiler Hour”, where she reviews Scandal and The Walking Dead, complete with a lot of swearing and ranting.

Natasha loves bright colors, cooking, holiday decorating, lipstick, sex, red wine, and talking. She is a devout follower of Beyonce, and would one day like to attend San Diego Comic Con as a VIP so that she can meet Peter Dinklage and have a drink with Norman Reedus.

If you’d like to get in touch, you can find her at:

Website: natashakingston.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/thenatashakingston
Twitter: Twitter.com/NatashaWriting

Breena Wilde calls the West home, but she’s lived all over the United States. The only state she’s never visited is Florida. Someday she’ll rectify that – either before or after she goes to Paris, France.

She’s the author of the international bestselling BLURRED LINES series.

Find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BlurredLinesSeries
Twitter: @BWildeBooks
and her blog: www.breenawilde.blogspot.com

She’d love to hear from you.

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Revival (Book One of the Return to Us Trilogy) by M. K. Gilher

amandakay1106_cover-2-copyIvy Summers is used to hiding her emotions, flaws, and almost all of her grim past. The past that no matter how much she tries, is bonded to her forever. Life has not been kind to her, and waiting for a better future has brought her to the breaking point.

It’s when she meets Dr. Jacade Jordan, the new plastic surgeon with a bad boy attitude, that her entire universe spins in a direction she never knew existed. The force she feels towards him is undeniable.

Targeted Audience: 21 and over

Author Bio:
Writing has always been in my blood; in fifth grade and high school, I won national poetry contests. I grew up seeing my mother fall in love with romance stories, I knew I had to get my own story out. Although I hold degrees that are unrelated to writing, it is an undeniable part of my personality and one that emerges with Revival, my debut in the world of fiction. With compelling characters, sophisticated plot lines, and touching dialogue, Revival sets the stage for a complex yet relatable play that winds its way throughout the Return To Us trilogy.

When I am not writing, I enjoy volunteering, gardening, and spending time with my family. I attribute all of my success to my parents, friends, and family, who have supported me throughout my career.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I feel the success of Revival is due to my own experiences working in healthcare that are weaved throughout the story. These first hand experiences along with imagination allowed me to craft a truly memorable narrative.

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Out of Control by Tory Richards

108sold-1Logan Knight is recuperating from a fire that killed his two best friends. Libby Turner is on a mission to keep her beloved grandmother out of an assisted living facility. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can’t keep their hands off each other. Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual or do they give in to the love that claims their hearts?

Targeted Audience: 18 +

Author Bio:
I’m a published romance author who was born in Maine but lives in Florida with 4 furry felines. Retired from Disney, I spend my time with family, friends, and writing. I like to travel. I hated school. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love a good storm.

Genres include: contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance with some suspense. All of my stories have a happily ever after or happily for now ending.

All of my books can be found on Amazon. Stay in touch by signing up for my monthly newsletter or following my blog. I love hearing from readers!

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An_Obsessive_LoveThis compelling story of pain and betrayal takes many twists and turns until it erupts into a shattering climax. “Driven by Lust” treads a middle ground between romance, corporate thriller, and social critique. Good, provocative read. Oleg Medvedkov Best selling Author of Dragon Who Loved Water Lilies and Other Funny Stories.
Anyone who has ever been exposed to the fallout fromSuicide should read this book.

The evil that men do lives on after them – William Shakespeare.”This is a chance in a million Elin. All relationships are a tradeoff. Why should you be any different?”
Should Elin heed the words of the psychotherapist?
What promises does Jonas, the older multi-millionaire make to Elin as he pursues her relentlessly?
Obsessed with younger women, sex and money, he sees all are within his grasp if he can persuade her to marry him. .
Is Guy, her younger, wealthier lover who hovers in the background, a threat to Jonas?
Beset by insecurities and the fear of losing her, Jonas spins his web to ensnare Elin in the ever tightening sticky fibrous strands that inexorably bind her to him as she struggles to overcome her past. As the skeletons come clattering out of the closet, this powerful story lays bare the frailty of doomed relationships.
What is the Secret of the Deed?
Who accuses Elin of murder and how will she save herself?
This compelling story of pain and betrayal takes many twists and turns until it erupts into a shattering climax.
Readers of Helen Cooper and Sylvia Day will thoroughly enjoy this book.

Targeted Audience: 25-70

Author Bio:
I am a slightly off the wall author and my novel The Magdalene Conspiracy, a religious mystery/thriller in the style of Dan Brown, was pretty successful. The second book in the Nicolina Fabiani Series THE IMMORTAL MADONNA is now published and doing well. I am currently working on the third book in the series. Watch my website yvonnecrowe.com for updates.
I refuse to be constrained by genres which led to AN OBSESSIVE LOVE, HER SOUL IN PERIL, FROM SERBIA WITH LOVE and DIAMONDS THAT KILL
Readers have commented that my writing is controversial, compelling, descriptive and evocative, and they become involved with the characters. What more could a writer ask for?
I am unable to restrain myself from becoming emotionally involved in humanitarian issues, as well as with my clients, readers and it comes through in my stories.
I currently live in my hometown in Auckland, New Zealand and love to travel to other countries and have been to Europe many times, as my very talented partner Harald,who designs my covers,is from Germany. This has given me the opportunity to fall in love with historical landscapes and their cultures, and also indulge in three of my passions, good food, wine and great conversation.
I have gleaned many ideas and settings for my stories by traveling to well known cities in Europe, and also through the small villages, each with their own special story, which have enabled me to create believable and sympathetic characters.
Currently I teach English to Muslim immigrants from Iraq. Both of these experiences were so enlightening, giving me an insight into the spirit and courage these people, whom I admire tremendously and respect, portray in their everyday lives and their story is so compelling I will be writing a novel about their lives

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A therapist encouraged me to write a book about abusive relationships. Obsessive Love and emotional abuse are as destructive as physical abuse and many women suffer from this.
This is taken from a true story.

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Call of the Bear by T. S. Joyce

CalloftheBearCoverSmallWhen tragedy brings former childhood sweethearts Samantha Young and Bronson Cress together in the town they grew up in, Samantha learns that things are not always what they seem.

Six years ago, Samantha was devastated when Bron made a decision that shattered their relationship. Determined not to fall for him again, she must avoid the man who broke her heart. The small town of Joseph has changed since she lived there last, and as she stumbles onto a community of people she doesn’t understand, she must figure out if Bron is worth her life being thrust in front of a clan of legendary shifters.

Bronson Cress is set to become alpha of the clan of bear shifters in Hells Canyon, but when his ex blows into town, he isn’t prepared for the havoc she wreaks on his heart. Except he isn’t the only one who’s noticed her return, and the danger that chased her out of town years ago is an even bigger threat to the woman he has sworn to protect now.

Can he control the bear that lives within him? More importantly, can he fulfill his oath and keep her safe?

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
T.S. Joyce is devoted to bringing hot shifter romances to readers. Hungry alpha males are her calling card, and the wilder the men, the more she’ll make them pour their hearts out. She werebear swears there’ll be no swooning heroines in her books. It takes tough-as-nails women to handle the shifters of Bear Valley.

Experienced at handling an alpha male of her own, she lives in a tiny town, outside of a tiny city, and devotes her life to writing big stories. Foodie, bear whisperer, ninja, thief of tiny bottles of awesome smelling hotel shampoo, nap connoisseur, movie fanatic, and zombie slayer, and most of this bio is true.

Bear Shifters? Check
Smoldering Alpha Hotness? Double Check
Sexy Scenes? Fasten up your girdles, ladies and gents, it’s gonna to be a wild ride.

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Complete Bliss by Julia Kent

Complete-BlissThe New York Times bestselling Her Billionaires series AND the Random series continues…

As Laura struggles to understand her relationship with Mike and Dylan, her best friend Josie recommends a surprising ally: Josie’s niece, Darla (from the New York Times bestselling Random series). When Laura and Darla meet for lunch at Jeddy’s diner and are served by wise-cracking waitress Madge, what was supposed to be a moment of connection for two very unique women turns into a rollicking screwball scene.

Turnabout is fair play: Mike and Dylan meet with Joe and Trevor (also from the Random series) for the least comfortable conversation ever. While all the guys bond and spar, for Mike and Dylan it’s like looking back in time…and maybe the past has a few surprises they didn’t see coming.

It’s one thing to feel unique, but it’s quite another to feel lonely. The gang learns that being connected means being vulnerable…with unexpected results.

Readers who love Darla, Trevor and Joe from the Random series AND Laura, Mike, Dylan Alex and Josie are in for a treat as everyone meets at Jeddy’s Diner and Madge serves up one heck of a lunch…

Targeted Audience: Contemporary Romance Readers

Author Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Gay Tentacle Surprise (Tentacle Friends #1) by Olivia Lyons

gayt1bJeremy is absolutely, positively sure that he’s NOT gay – at least, that’s what he thought for the first 20 years of his life. But then his sexy roommate, Tim, leaves a vulgar man-love porn website on his computer. One look at those gorgeous guys going at it gets him all hot and bothered.

When he gives in and tries to relieve the tension between his thighs, he finds a tentacled creature in his dorm room toilet. This fellow happens to have a thing for handsome human men, and he’s more than willing to show Jeremy the ropes of anal exploration.

This erotic short story contains adult content, including M/M lovemaking with a tentacle creature. Approximately 4,500 words.

Targeted Audience: Mature adults

Author Bio:
Olivia Lyons is an author of erotic fiction and romantic erotica stories. She lives in Texas with her family and three cats.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a gay love story with a twist.

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Shag. Bang. by Caelia Portier

ShagBangIt’s like watching a train crash. You want to divert your eyes, but you can’t.
Megan is living the college dream. She’s a college cheerleader, gets to party like a rockstar, and has a boyfriend, Brad. Unfortunately, Brad uses Megan’s status as a university cheerleader to try to impress friends in public, but demeans her love of cheerleading in private. And Megan is sick of it.

After meeting two handsome strangers visiting their alma mater during homecoming weekend, Megan decides she’s going to use these two fine specimens of older men to teach the immature Brad a lesson: Brad will be forced to watch his cheerleader girlfriend with David and Darius.

Shag.Bang. is a 6600-word scorcher of erotic fiction. WARNING: Not for the weak of heart, and for adults 18+ only. This work of fiction is the product of the author’s wild and fun imagination. Any similarities to real life characters, places, and events are completely unintended and purely coincidental. Please further note that all characters depicted are of legal adult age. It contains graphic descriptions of sex acts, including interracial cuckholding and cheating with a black man. If you are offended by the nature of such stories, please do not purchase this book. Otherwise, enjoy.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Caelia Portier is an erotica and erotic romance author, and self-proclaimed tech geek. In her “regular” life, Caelia loves playing with her precious niece and nephew, spending time on the family farm, and herding her little flock of chickens. {Yes, they all have names!}

Caelia has a strong sense of justice. She believes in equality for ALL people, regardless of their gender or sexual preferences. Caelia believe everyone should be permitted to love who they want to love. She enjoys writing books that blur the line of sexual identity and preferences.

Caelia hopes you’ve had fun reading her books, and she invites you to stay in touch. You can grab two FREE eBooks right here–> http://eepurl.com/TQmyb

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