Bearly Cursed (Fairy Tales with a Shift) by Cara Wylde

Bearly-Cursed-cover-for-KindleA retelling of East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Girls my age usually spend their days dancing, singing, and dreaming of Prince Charming. Not me. I spend my days hunting and praying my poor parents and my dear sisters survive another harsh winter.

I never expected to find the solution to all my problems in the cave of the white bear I was hunting. My parents will never starve again, and my sisters will get to live that life of dancing and singing, but there’s a catch: I must become the wild beast’s wife. Giving up my freedom, accepting I’ll never feel the warm touch of a man… it’s all worth it for my family’s happiness. So, I let the beast lock me up in its icy castle, and I get ready for a life of boredom and sacrifice. However, when my first night in the white bear’s home turns into a passionate encounter with a mysterious stranger, I understand my life will be anything but boring.

“Bearly Cursed” is a sizzling hot standalone novella that might just set your Kindle on fire.

Approximate word count: 14,000 words

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Cara Wylde is a new paranormal romance author. Her characters are strong, feisty women and hot Alpha males. When she’s not writing, Cara is reading, planning her next story, or daydreaming.

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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always wanted to write steamy retellings of my favorite fairy tales. “Bearly Cursed” is a retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, a fairy tale which is very similar to “Beauty and the Beast”.

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Weird and Wild Taboo Smut Box Set by Lexi Wood

lexi-weird-wildWant it weird? Want it wild? Lexi’s got you covered!

In this collection of wonderfully wacky erotica, a sexy Easter Bunny needs help from the man of the house to lay her eggs (yes, her eggs!), a teddy bear takes charge of the college girl who shares his bed, a science teacher shows his geeky student the time of her life, a GILF puts her brand new implants to good use, and the piggish mayor of Hogtown gets pegged by a group of very creative sex workers. All this and more!

If you like your erotica tame and safe, keep walking—this is not the box set for you. If you prefer your smut a little odd, a little off, a little quirky and strange, grab yourself a copy of Lexi Wood’s Weird and Wild Taboo Smut today!

Targeted Audience: Mature Audiences Only

Author Bio:
LEXI WOOD is a sock puppet who came to life one night while her keeper was out picking up Chinese food. When nobody’s around, she bashes her face against a typewriter until stories come out. And those stories are shocking.

Lexi’s exterior is 53% acrylic, 37% nylon, and 10% recycled tinsel. On the inside, she’s full of bloodlust, wanderlust, lust-lust, bathtub gin, and pills she found on the floor. She also got into those tranquilizers you give your cat to get it in the travel carrier. You shouldn’t leave those things lying around.

Handmade in Vulgaria.

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Godhunter by Amy Sumida

IndiaGodhunterYou think you’ve got some bad date stories? My last date ended with me almost being sacrificed to a Hawaiian war god. Then I found out that all the gods are real. Only they aren’t really gods, they’re Atlanteans. Yep, that Atlantis.
They screwed up their perfect island(and sank it) and then had the nerve to move in on our territory. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they told us normal humans that they were gods. And we believed them. Why? Cause they did really cool things. So we sacrificed to them and they took that energy and used it to make themselves even more powerful.
Then a little thing called Science came along and we stopped believing in the supernatural. We stopped sacrificing to the gods. They lost their power source and that pissed them off royally. So they started thinking up new ways to get sacrifice from us. Like starting wars. They manipulate us into killing each other and guess who gets that energy? That’s right, they do. They get stronger with each one of us who dies.
You think I’m crazy, right? Yeah, that’s pretty much why I don’t go shouting it from the rooftops. It’s also why I’ve taken it upon myself to stop them in any way I can. I may not be some kick ass superhero but I happen to be a witch, so at least I’ve got magic on my side. I promise you, I won’t stop fighting until I free us from the manipulations of the gods. Not even for a hot Viking god who wields a big hammer. No matter how good he looks in his leather pants.
My name is Vervain Lavine and I hunt the gods.

Targeted Audience: 25-50

Author Bio:
Amy Sumida lives on a little island in the middle of the Pacific ocean with her two gravity-defying felines. She sleeps in a fairy bed, lifted high in the air, and upon waking, she enjoys stabbing people with tiny needles, over and over, under the guise of making pretty pictures on their skin. She paints dark images on canvases in a cave-like studio carved out of the side of a cliff, and beautiful murals on the walls of her home directly above. She’s happiest with her nose buried in a book, or in her laptop as she writes her novels.
She is the author of several books, including the Godhunter series, Feeding the Lwas, The Magic of Fabric, Enchantress, and Bargains of the Heart. She’s been writing since she was a little girl but first decided to pursue writing as a career when she gave her High School English teacher one of her books to critique and unbeknownst to her, that teacher passed her book around to all of her friends. A month later she was accosted in the halls by a teacher she didn’t know, begging her to write a sequel. She’s been writing novels ever since.
She enjoys serious, kick-ass heroines in her literature. “Nothing is more endearing than a woman who goes up against overwhelming supernatural odds with a sense of humor,” she says. “Who wouldn’t want to be that woman? I want to be that woman. So that’s who I write about, the woman I want to be and the men I want to be with.” Her main characters are strong, witty women, who in the midst of trauma will crack a joke, or find the nerve to sass a villain even when they know it’s not in their best interest. Add to that, strong male characters who aren’t intimidated or emasculated by the main heroine’s strength and you have a dynamic partnership. Amy’s books aren’t about women being more powerful than men or subjugating men in any way, they’re about women who can be strong and yet want their men to have their own strengths as well. More importantly, her heroines have humility and weaknesses that make them not only believable but easy to relate to.
She’s also an artist and you can find her paintings for sale on Etsy.com. She paints a series of “Living Voodou Dolls” and also scenes inspired by Hawaii. She enjoys the unusually beautiful as well as the obviously beautiful. It’s hard to ignore paradise when you’re living in it.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been fascinated with world religions. Then one day I started wondering what these gods would be like if they were just people with extraordinary gifts. The story went from there.

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ONCE UPON A TIGER by Kat SImons

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She’ll never run.

Among the tiger shifters, Alexis Tarasova is regarded as fierce and dangerous, with a reputation that would make even the most daring tiger think twice about challenging her. Female tiger shifters may be rare and the Mate Run a critical part of their species’ survival, but Alexis is the only female Tracker and will not back down, even at the threat of Tiger Law. She will not be forced to mate. So when a handful of males band together to force her to participate in the run, Alexis chooses to stand her ground and fight instead.

He’s forbidden to run.

Outcast from the tiger shifters after a vicious childhood attack left him mute, Victor Romanov has never taken part in the Mate Run. He’s never particularly cared, though, since the woman he loves refuses to take a mate. However, when he learns Alexis may be in danger, all bets are off. Nothing will keep him from her side.

Together, they’re unmovable.

The chemistry between them burns wickedly hot and forges them into an unbeatable pair. Alexis knows that being with Victor means she will have to break another one of her people’s laws—a move that might push the tigers too far. But, for Victor, she will risk everything, including her life, and do what she thought she’d never do—run.

Targeted Audience: Adult over 21; lovers of paranormal romance

Author Bio:
Kat Simons earned her BA in Zoology studying dolphins in Hawaii and her Ph.D. in animal behavior studying deer in Ireland. She takes that background and turns nature on its ear in her paranormal romances. Her Tiger Shifter series follows the struggles of the tiger shapeshifters to survive in the face of extinction and how they handle love, lust and survival. When not writing, Kat loves to read, bake, travel, play with her sons, and go to sporting events with her husband and sons. She also plays entirely too much Sudoku. Currently, Kat lives in New York with her family, her funny little dog, and a library’s worth of books.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A friend suggested I write a short story for an anthology a few years back. I came up with the basic idea behind the Tiger Shifter series–a species on the brink of extinction and doing some unique things to try and prevent that. The ideas behind the extinction issues came from some of the issues faced by the Hawaiian Monk Seals of all things–I took that basis and built on it. The short story was actually accepted into the anthology and the editor and my friend both thought I should write more Tiger stories. So I did.

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