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Wanton Reads wants to be your “go to” site to find out about Romance books in all genres. Sonja and Katie K would like all our visitors to feel at home and be able to browse our site looking for those special romance books that you want to read. Grab a glass of wine and curl up to find your next favorite book.

Seasons of Love by Ginnie Carmichael

Elsie seems to be the only person Alex is willing to let into his life. She wants to be with him more than anything, and is ready to give him the space he needs to confront his demons. What she doesn’t know is that the man she is slowly falling in love with might need more time than she can give.

Alex has been at rock bottom for far too long and Elsie seems to be the only person who can put some sunshine in his days. That is, until he realizes that she wants commitments he’s not yet ready to make. Dealing with his past is harder than ignoring it, but he’s going to have to face it if he wants to be with Elsie.

They both deserve a happy ending, but are they willing to put in the effort to make it work? Is their love for each other stronger than everything that tries to break them apart?

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Ginnie is a French-Canadian author who decided to follow her dreams and live a creative life. She’s been writing since she was fourteen years old and it’s not a surprise that she chose this path. Being an author also allowed her to travel full-time with her boyfriend. Both her childhood dreams came true and she is ready to do whatever it takes to keep writing and traveling. If you want to know more about her lifestyle and where she currently is, check out her travel blog: FarmBoy and CityGirl

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It’s my first romance novel. For me, it’s all about telling a story that’s been in my head for so long. I just want to spread it to the world and let people enjoy it!

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Sleepover Seduction by Kaylee Mason

When her best friend invites her for a sleepover, Hannah quickly accepts. The young woman has had a crush on Mr. Harrison for months. Ever since seeing him without a shirt at a pool party for her 18th birthday, she knew she had to have him.

Armed with only a cute pair of pajamas, the younger woman knows this is her chance to seduce the older man. She may be inexperienced, but Hannah knows that if her seduction works, she’ll be in for the ride of her life!

Will she be able to convince the much older man, using only her cute looks and charm?

Targeted Audience: Adults

Author Bio:
I grew up in the Midwest and currently live in Pennsylvania. I’ve been married for a few short years. When I’m not writing, I love spending time with my husband and our dog, Max. We bought an old farmhouse that we’re currently trying to restore, but it’s a huge work in progress.

Like everything in my life, I love to keep my writing light and fun. I often realize that I’m putting a little of myself into each of my characters, but everything is 100% fictional. Hopefully you find something you like. Happy reading!!

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Fire Hunt by J.R. White

Julia was dedicated to the cause, even though she was marked a traitor by her own kind for becoming a Federal Witch Hunter. When her partner captures a man from her past, Julia must make a choice: Let the witch be tortured, or blow her cover and go with plan B.

All Edmund wanted was to help the magical community and escape his extremist lifestyle. Instead he was setup and captured by Witch Hunters. Cut off from his magic and held prisoner, Edmund didn’t think things could get worse. Then Julia struts into his holding cell with an escape plan.

Targeted Audience: Adults who love paranormal romance.

Author Bio:
J. R. White has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. After her marriage in 2008 she found the freedom to dive headfirst into her personal world of fiction. Currently she lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with her family, where she fills her daughter’s head with fairy tales.

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After School Seduction: Schoolgirl Seduction #2 by Kaylee Mason

Lovely sexy girl in checkered short skirt
When Mr. Russell offers Madison a ride home, she realizes this is her chance to tease and seduce the older man. The combination of Madison’s short skirt and a dripping ice cream cone soon have have the older man desperate for the younger woman.

When they get to her house, Madison has a surprise for him. Was her teasing and naughty behavior on the ride home enough to make him hot for her?

Targeted Audience: Adults

Author Bio:
I grew up in the Midwest and currently live in Pennsylvania. I’ve been married for a few short years. When I’m not writing, I love spending time with my husband and our dog, Max. We bought an old farmhouse that we’re currently trying to restore, but it’s a huge work in progress.

Like everything in my life, I love to keep my writing light and fun. I often realize that I’m putting a little of myself into each of my characters, but everything is 100% fictional. Hopefully you find something you like. Happy reading!!

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Author Andres Mann Shares Their Story

About the Author
I have written three business books, but now I enjoy writing fiction that focuses on strong female and male characters in a contemporary setting. I have published three books so far: “Tess Awakening,” “Tess Valkyrie” and “Tess Valkyrie Awakening.”
My background heavily influences what I write today. I was an Army Officer, which helps me develop realistic stories about the military. As a business executive, I write credible background stories. Mostly, due to my education in Political Science and International Relations I have an intense interest in contemporary events domestically and in the International arena.
My novels are built around the characters of Tess and Jake. The first two books in the series starting with ‘Tess Awakening’ and a sequel titled ‘Tess Valkyrie.’ Based on real contemporary events, the stories reflect the challenges of international political developments in the Middle East and the issues that professional women experience in today’s world. True to life, I address many aspects of people’s lives, starting with the second Iraq War and ending in the current era. Action, intrigue, deceit, obsession, sensuality, the use of wealth to achieve one’s goals and the struggle between corruption and ethics are a constant theme.

What inspires you to write romance books?
Love, romance and sensuality are part of the human experience and should be an integral part of any story. My novels primarily focus on strong women, their men and well-drawn villains. They are a vehicle to tell stories of great importance, based on real current events. Fiction is a means to explore political and international issues and the impact that such events have on the protagonists who are in the end represent actual human beings trying to make sense of the world around them.

Tell us about how you write:
I find myself unable to follow good advice about how to write efficiently. I don’t develop an outline beforehand. I don’t even know where I am headed, I just let the story go where it wants to go. Occasionally I get stuck, and I have to pull back until the story progresses to a logical conclusion almost organically. I don’t get up early or write into the night. I put in a good work day. Even though I am writing a series, I ensure that each book is stand-alone and of the proper length. I am very concerned with quality, and even though the stories are published in e-book format, they are actually intended for delivery as printed books.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I discuss the characters at length with my wife. I pay a lot of attention to dialogue which should reflect how intelligent people really talk. In many ways, my characters are real people that keep growing as they work through the stories.

What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t listen to naysayers. Write what’s in your heart and share yourself as much as possible.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to start with Amazon because of their amazing publishing tools.

The erotic content limits what one can do on the Amazon platform, so I am planning to do more with other resources.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In my experience, the traditional vanity press cannot compete with the tremendous, mostly free resources provided by the likes of Amazon. This works for authors that are skilled writers and don’t need their hand held.

Electronic publishing is going to grab an increasing share of the market, but it will not completely displace printed books.

On the downside, the ease of e-book publishing has unleashed an avalanche of short books of questionable quality and value. Things will probably sort themselves out in the future.

What genres do you write:: Romance, adventure, travelogue

What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print

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Her Forbidden Fantasy by Michelle Dare

Jackson Solt is the Founder and CEO of Solt Industries. With his jet-black hair and steel blue eyes, he’s also the hottest man Celeste has ever seen. That’s also one of the reasons why she needs to stay away from him.

Celeste knows she shouldn’t lust after her boss. Being his Personal Assistant is a great job, but she wants so much more from him. When she senses Jackson feels the same heat toward her, she decides to test a theory…and takes a risk that could cost her dearly.

Targeted Audience: Over 21

Author Bio:
Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought to try her hand at writing. She writes contemporary and erotic romance.

She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd, who she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music, and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love reading hot books and love writing them just as much.

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Chasing Karma by C. Shell

My name is Karma Gallo. If you’ve heard of me, I am sure you’re remembering a story about a police raid, missing person report, or an FBI probe into my family. My father is a Chicago mob boss, and I’m his little principessa—the heir apparent with no life of my own. But in twelve days my life will change. College will do that to a girl. So will the frat boy and the bad boy—two panty-dampening guys throwing around the testosterone. They both want to help me with my panties, but what else do they want? And do I care?

Targeted Audience: 21-60

Author Bio:
I have loved books, especially romance novels, since I was in high school. The happy endings and endless possibilities are alluring and addictive. I currently reside in Texas, and when I am not thinking up my next bad-boy character or dirty-tongued alpha male, I’m working with local rescues helping dogs and being a wife and mother to my wonderful family.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was reading a romance book that I was really into and when the ending came I was furious. Not only did the main characters die off but no one came out of it happy or in love. After that I decided to write my own story and give it an ending that left would leave the reader with a smile on their face.

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Mr. Dark: An Alpha Billionaire Romance by Lauren Landish

businessman standing on dark background
“The confident feel of his kiss was different than any
other first kiss I’d ever had.”


Medical student Sophie White is working two jobs to pay for her college tuition. But when she meets the handsome, dark and mysterious Mark, she is thrust into a world that she never knew existed.


A man of confidence, Mark exudes a quiet power and seductiveness, but who he is and how he acquired his wealth remains a mystery. When he meets the lovely Sophie White, he is smitten, and despite every fiber in his body telling him not to, he brings her into his dark world.

Targeted Audience: Over 21

Author Bio:
Lauren Landish is a young, best-selling author of Romance. Writing has always been her first love and she is happy to write for women who are thirsty for a little heat in the bedroom!

Lauren lives in the sunny land of California with her boyfriend and her pet mini schnauzer.

Visit Lauren’s Website at: http://www.laurenlandish.com/

All new releases, updates, and current giveaways will be there. You can also join her mailing list, ARC Team, or just contact her via the website above!

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Gone For You by Jayne Frost

As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and I are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.

Until her…

Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.

So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.

Simple, right?

Targeted Audience: adults

Author Bio:
So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I
wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family
pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.

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The Cowboy and the Rancher’s Daughter (A Western Historical Romance Series Book 1) by Kari Mackenzie

When Clara Fuller inherits her father’s ranch, she quickly learns being in charge is not going to be all that easy. Raised around cattle, she knows the business inside and out, but few men are willing to work for a lady rancher. Even nature itself seems to have it out for her when a drought threatens the livestock. Little does she know, that’s the least of her concerns. A darker cloud is on the horizon. Once a drifter, Jake Talley has finally found a place to call home. As the foreman of the Fuller Ranch he doesn’t mind taking orders from a woman. As Miss Clara’s self-appointed protector, he takes his job seriously. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to help the lady succeed. That devotion is tested when trouble comes to call. Edward Sinclair is a successful man who wants more. He’s used to getting what he wants and few have dared to try and stand in the way. One piece of property is all he needs to have complete control of the one thing his neighbors need most—water. There’s only one problem, the land belongs to Clara Fuller. That’s all right, he’s never met a problem yet he couldn’t erase.

Targeted Audience: 21 and over

Author Bio:
Kari Mackenzie loves writing romance short stories with an edge of realism. She loves to cook, exercise and spend time with her family.

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