Legacy of Darkness by Jane Godman

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It is 1837 and the young Queen Victoria has just ascended the English throne.
Orphaned and penniless after her father’s death in India, Lucy Alleyne is forced to accept a post as companion to an elderly lady until a distant relative spirits her away to Castle Athal on the Cornish coast. But Lucy’s initial gratitude at Lady Demelza Jago’s benevolence soon gives way to unease.
The ancient Cornish castle, known locally as Tenebris, is a dark monument to the family’s history and secrets. Within its embrace Lucy is drawn into friendship with Tynan Jago. The young Earl of Athal is handsome and poetic yet tortured, like his father before him. Tynan is utterly different from his uncle, Uther, whose seductive, leonine power radiates from his every word and gesture.
Between them the two Jago men have innocent Lucy enthralled—mind, body and soul. If she remains within the bloodstained castle walls, with their history of ill-starred passion and madness, a mere broken heart will seem a blessing.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Jane Godman writes in a variety of genre. Many of her stories are heavily tinged with the supernatural and elements of horror, with haunted characters tormented by dark secrets.
The Jago Legacy Series, her gothic romances, are love stories with a dash of horror and a creepily ever after. Her dark erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series feature supernatural elements and a charismatic, obsessive villain. Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and is working on a three book series for Harlequin in their Nocturne (paranormal) line.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Young Adult horror novella she has coming out later in the year with MuseItUp Publishing!
Jane loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at:
Twitter: @JaneGodman
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Godman-Author/

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Why do I love reading and writing gothic romance?
Gothic romance is a melodramatic style of writing that originated in 18th century England in the tortured imaginations of writers including Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe. Soaring castles, dark dungeons, ghosts, murderers, eerie secrets, kidnap, incest, rattling chains, mad monks…some, or all, of the above feature in the best examples of the genre.
Many of the plots of later gothic romances followed a similar theme to the classics such as Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. A young woman who is all alone in the world goes to live in a creepy old house owned by a mysterious man with dark secrets. Once she gets there she is terrorised by a series of unexplained events, and must find the courage to solve the mystery, usually discovering that the man who appears to want to harm her is, in reality, a damaged soul who she can save with her love.
Reading, and writing, in the gothic style allows us an outlet for our darkest imaginings. From the safety of our armchair, we can accompany the gothic heroine as, clad in a clinging white nightdress, with only a single candle to light her way, she climbs the creaking stairs to discover just what those strange noises in the attic actually are.
In the best gothics, a sense of menace pervades each part of the story, because every character has secrets. We suspect them all. Our heroine’s life is constantly in danger, yet she has to stay in the crumbling mansion or spooky castle. She must find out who is trying to kill her young charge or uncover the mystery of the first wife who haunts her marital home.
The more of the story she unravels, the greater the tension. The hero behaves in a strange and often churlish manner and we are repeatedly invited to question his motives. He has dark secrets, yet our heroine, who we have come to love, is irresistibly drawn to him. Can she/we have got him all wrong?
There was a lot I could not understand about him, but that air of mystery about him enthralled me. There were times when he talked freely about himself, but even at such times I had the impression he was holding back something, some dark secret perhaps, or something he did not entirely understand himself. Catherine, the heroine in Victoria Holt’s Kirkland Revels
One of the best things about a well written gothic is the atmosphere. Picture our heroine in her flimsy gown, nervous but determined as she enters the forbidden abandoned wing, or tiptoes down the stairs to the dungeons, climbs the ladder to the attic full of cobwebs and moth-eaten furnishings, running from the house in terror toward the clifftop… We’ve all seen those scenes in horror films. We’ve all shouted at the screen “Don’t go into the attic!” and shivered with a combination of pleasure and terror when our heroine ignores us.
Gothic romances have been crying out for a revival. Our heroine was due an injection of feistiness. The gender tables had to be turned. The sensuality that was hinted at by Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels and their contemporaries needed to be made explicit.
The ‘New Gothics’ had to happen.

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Echoes in the Darkness by Jane Godman

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In the artistic circles of 1860s Paris she is known as the Divine Dita, Montmartre’s most sought-after nude model. But now she’s not so much striking a pose as playing a role, as fiancée to the next Earl of Athal. The charade is a favor to Dita’s best friend, Eddie Jago, a dissolute painter, and the aforementioned heir. As deceptions go, it is innocent compared with what is to come.
On the grim Cornish coast, from the ashes of a ruined castle rises the Jagos’ sumptuous new manor house. The fresh-hewn stone, however, cannot absorb the blood of centuries or quiet the echoes of past crimes. Dita struggles to decipher the Jago family. There is Tynan, the kindly Earl, Lucia, his capable wife, handsome, volatile Eddie and sweet, sheltered sister Eleanor. Then there is Cad, the handsome second son whose reputation is impeccable in business, but scandalous in everything else.
Drawn by friendship, ensnared by lust, Dita uncovers a sordid tangle of murder, desire and madness. It will lay her bare as no portraitist has done before.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Jane Godman writes in a variety of genre. Many of her stories are heavily tinged with the supernatural and elements of horror, with haunted characters tormented by dark secrets.
The Jago Legacy Series, her gothic romances, are love stories with a dash of horror and a creepily ever after. Her dark erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series feature supernatural elements and a charismatic, obsessive villain. Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and is working on a three book series for Harlequin in their Nocturne (paranormal) line.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Young Adult horror novella she has coming out later in the year with MuseItUp Publishing!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book is the sequel to Legacy of Darkness and is the second book in The Jago Legacy Series. Set in a brooding cliff top castle, the characters are a family with dark secrets and smouldering passions. I love writing Gothic romances which feature the supernatural, without being a paranormal romance, and high sensuality, without being an erotic romance. I like to call it romance with a dash of horror!

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Dianthe Rising by J B Miller

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Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. Menage – MMF with MM interaction.
In book one of the Dia Mclearey Series: Twenty years ago a young woman was seduced by the Celtic god, Belenus. She gave birth to a daughter destined to give her mates the power to rule the worlds. However, a mother’s love knows no bounds. She would deny the very gods to ensure her daughter safety.
However, destiny proves it cannot be held back. Now living in London, Dianthe is oblivious to her gifts. Until a girls’ night out almost cost her everything when she meets a hungry vamp. That night, the world she knew turns upside down and she is thrown into the paranormal world.
What does a supposedly human, a wolf king, and an ancient Fae have in common? A woman they each want as their own. Join in as Daniel, Kale, and Robin set out to prove that Dianthe was meant for them.
When the passion flares, can her mates overcome their jealousy before they have to go back to where it all began? Will they survive the battle at the stone of Dianthe’s Rising?

Targeted Audience: adult, erotic romance

Author Bio:
Originally from NC, but moved to the wilds of Scotland in 1999 to marry my haggis hunting Scotsman.
we lived in the far north town of wick until moving to Cheshire in England in 2012.
It was here in England that i finally gave into the driving need to write.
I have always been a voracious reader and writer.
I created stories as far back as i can remember.
(most of them were made up to get out of trouble)
I’ve always believed in fairies, and yes there are ghosts and things that go bump in the night. I use to dream that my personal Arch angel was going to swoop down and take me off to a land of adventure.
I may have gave up looking out my bedroom window for wings in the night.. ” of course i have I’m a grown woman” 😉
but i can keep the dream alive by writing about them.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love to read… addicted really.. and one of my Favorite authors.. aka Connie Suttle… told me to get to it and write. She had a meme on her page that said.. if there is a book that you want to read but hasnt been written yet, then write it. That was it for me… I started writing!

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Once Upon a Shifter by Kim Fox

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Once Upon a Shifter contains ten sexy, steamy and fun romance shifter novellas (and one full length novel) by some of your favorite, and some new, PNR authors.
The perfect way to spend a quiet day now that the little kiddies have gone back to school!
Get your pulse racing and your Kindle smoking with these tough and romantic shifters.

Includes:

1. Bought by the Billionbear by Zoe Chant
2. Bearly Breathing by Kim Fox
3. Shiftr: Swipe Left for Love (Dina) by Ariana Hawkes
4. Wounds to Bear by Terra Wolf and Lily Marie
5. Midnight Moonrising by K.S. Haigwood and Anne Conley (full length novel!)
6. Bear Bride by Shelley Shifter
7. The Right Bear’s Arms by Nora Eli
8. An Heir for the Billionaire Werebears by Alyse Zaftig
9. Claimed by the Werebear Billionaire by Mackenzie Black
10. Shifters With Secrets (MMF) by Roxie Noir
11. Plus a secret Bonus Bear Shifter Novella!

18+ Contains lots and lots of dirty talk (oh yeah!)

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
A hot, new paranormal romance writer who loves Werebears and the tough, BBW that can handle them.

Her latest series is Smokejumpers: Werebear (Bear Shifters of Flathead Forest) a cast of fun, lovable and sexy smokejumping shifters. Each book focuses on a different member of the crew and the women that they fall for.

http://www.authorkimfox.com/

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Shadow of the Moon #1 (Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn

shadowmoon1Detective Maria Selena’s nights were just like her days, long and boring. That is, until she answers a midnight call about a suspicious person and meets a mysterious stranger with yellow eyes. His alluring gaze and sensual bite lead her down a path of seduction and lust that threatens to engulf both halves of her life, the light and the dark.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
A seductress of sensual words and a lover of paranormal plots, Mac enjoys thrilling reads and writings filled with naughty fun and pleasures. She writes ebooks in the paranormal and romance categories and always enjoy a good chat with fans and romance junkies, so feel free to drop her a line.

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Bear Back Mountain by Artemis Wolffe

BBMsmallBear shifter Hunter Reed has never had much luck in the love department. As if his struggles weren’t enough, the pressure of his family’s tradition to be mated by their 30th birthday is wearing down on him. In an effort to appease his family and ensure a strong line of heirs, he joins a dating service as a last-ditch effort, not expecting it to lead anywhere.

Fitness trainer and former party-goer Alexander Gray only craves one thing now; the comfort of a lifelong relationship. When he meets Hunter at their gym, the smoldering tension between them is undeniable. Before either of them realize it, their relationship is moving to the next level, as secrets are revealed and mysteries solved. That is, until one day the dating service calls Hunter to notify him of his ‘match’.

Betrayed and broken, Alex writes off what he thought was something special as just another mistake in his life. When Hunter comes after him though, he isn’t taking no for an answer. For him, love is more important than rules, which are made to be broken. Armed with the power of a granted wish, Hunter tracks down his lover to claim him as his own and to provide his family with the heir they desire.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Artemis Wolffe has always been fascinated by strong men, alpha personalities, and hot encounters. Being born in hills of Appalachia, he knows his way around panthers, bears, and wolves.

While he loves to write about his deepest desires, he is at heart, a romantic. There may be beastly men in his tales, but they know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it with style and grace.

All of Artemis Wolffe’s work is available on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited platform.

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Kissed by Kimberly Loth

Kissed-Sml_1Trapped in a dark cult, sixteen-year-old Naomi Aren has lived a quiet, albeit unhappy, life nestled deep in the hills of the Ozarks. With uncut hair, denim skirts, and only roses for friends, Naomi seldom questions why her life is different from other kids at school. Until the day her abusive father, who is also the cult’s leader, announces her wedding. Naomi must marry Dwayne Yerdin, a bully who reeks of sweat and manure and is the only one person who scares her worse than her father. Then she meets Kai, the mysterious boy who brings her exotic new roses and stolen midnight kisses. Kisses that bring her a supernatural strength she never knew she had. As the big day approaches, Naomi unearths more secrets of about her father’s cult. She learns she has power of her own and while Kai may have awakened that power, Naomi must find a way to use it to escape Dwayne and her father—without destroying herself.

Targeted Audience: YA

Author Bio:
Kimberly Loth can’t decide where she wants to settle down. She’s lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, California, Oregon, and South Carolina. She finally decided to make the leap and leave the U.S. behind for a few years. Currently, she lives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband and two kids.

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The Alpha’s Punishment by Renee Rose

alphaspunishmentIt started with a small deception… Now, five long months later, Ashley’s alpha shifter fiancé still thinks they’ve been trying to conceive a baby when she’s secretly been taking the pill the whole time. When he finds out, there’s going to be hell to pay, and that means a thorough, humiliating punishment and a bottom which will soon be sore both inside and out.

The characters from Renee Rose’s hot new erotic romance The Alpha’s Hunger return in a short story full of sex, spankings, and hard, dominant lovemaking.

Publisher’s Note: The Alpha’s Punishment contains spankings, figging, sexual scenes, anal play and punishment, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, Renee Rose is a naughty author who writes romance books centered around her favorite kink: spanking. She also pens BDSM stories under the name Darling Adams and has been a top 100 erotic author on Amazon under both names. Her current release, The Alpha’s Hunger, is an Amazon top seller in the Erotic Paranormal category.

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Bigfoot, Big Deal by Michelle Vongkaysone

91FCoxXAW6L._SL1500Once settled within Boulder, Colorado, Inanna longs to become close with her mortal saviors. However, in the process she and Tanner run into Bigfoot while on a hike.

The game afoot, they go in search of the beast while Benjamin tries to talk some sense into them. Amidst all the chaos and skepticism lies a burning lust which threatens to consume all in its wake.

Targeted Audience: 20-35

Author Bio:
My name is Michelle Vongkaysone. I am a native of Texas and a distinguished scholar of Amarillo College and West Texas A & M University. I’ve been a life-long advocate and enthusiast of the arts, but especially literature.

I’ve been told, by educators and peers alike, that I have a flair for writing. Whether they be scholarly essays, contemplation on life’s nature or merely little fictional drabbles, people have been enthralled by my works. As such, I have had various pieces published within academic compilations and the like.

However, I’d like to broaden my horizons with fictional works. Some are short, stand-alone stories, and others are part of a larger whole. They may fall under any genre, covering numerous topics. But, remember: I write because I love this craft. I adore building these worlds, painting my thoughts into prose, just telling the tales of my very own creations.

And now I’d like to share them with you, my attentive audience.

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First of Spring by Kelsey Jordan

First-of-Spring-Cover-516x800Caution: The Gardinian World Novels are a trip into a paranormal world where the gods of Gardas are real, the sex can be downright raunchy, and more than a few four letter words litter the page.

Forged from a childhood filled with bloodshed and death, Trent had been raised with a blade in his hands. He lives the life of a warrior and carves through his enemies as if seeking redemption for his mother’s ultimate sacrifice. As the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys, Trent leads the most dominant Lycans in the world. For that reason alone, he has no use or understanding for those who wallow in their vulnerabilities, rather than exercise their power over their own destiny.

Aryana doesn’t dream of everlasting love. Her life is ruled by a song that echoes from the halls of Oblivia, a fate that came to her under the thundering hooves of the Mares of Night. She is going to die, but with no clue as to when or why, Aryana is forced to do everything she can to negate the haunting words of fate,

“Weakness dies and you are weak.”

But the gods are merciless in their meddling in the lives of powerful mortals and the ones they love. How far will Trent have to fall for the weak female who steps in his life and claims his soul?

Targeted Audience: 21 – 55 women

Author Bio:
Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Gardinian World novels. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.

As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. To learn more, visit her at:
http://kelseyjordangw.com/

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