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Chasing Perfection Release Blitz





They all think they can sleep their way to the top – blondes, brunettes and redheads. That is, until they meet me. My name is DeVon Ricci and I’m an asshole. At least they all seem to think so. But I don’t give a shit because they never last long. Two or three weeks tops, then they’re gone. Not that it matters. There’s always another talent waiting to take a seat on the casting couch, but I’ve yet to find what I’m looking for. I know what I want and I won’t settle for less. I’m always chasing perfection.

The embodiment of the American dream, DeVon Ricci had come to America from Italy when he was a teenager and then, with hard work and perseverance, had worked his way up in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Now it looks like he has everything he could ever want, except for the perfect woman.


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M. S. Parker is the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè.
Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.



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Wreck Me by Maria E. Monteiro – Book Blitz and Giveaway


Book & Author Details:

Wreck Me by Maria E. Monteiro
Publication date: June 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


All Piper Walker wants is to feel normal again, and for the pain of losing the one person she truly loved to go away. But no matter what she does she feels like she keeps hitting a wall of hurt.

Chase Whitman has finally moved back to town after running away from his troubled home life. He’s trying to fill the emptiness in his heart with all the wrong women, making sure he doesn’t fall in love with any of them.

Now in her sophomore year of college, Piper is trying all she can to right all the wrongs she has done the past year. Which includes almost getting thrown out of school, becoming distant from her best friend, and moving way too quickly with her boyfriend.

After a night of heavy drinking Piper wakes up to find Chase in bed with her. She panics and runs off hoping never to see him again. Little does she know Chase will invade her life in every way possible and become the person she needs the most.

Will they be able to fill the void in each other? Or will their past wreck everything?



Wreck Me

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Maria E Monteiro was born in Chile, but grew up in Sleepy Hollow NY. The Catskills is now the place she calls home, alongside her husband. She has been writing since she was a little girl. Her love for reading and writing led her to obtain a BA in English and a Masters in Literacy. Maria loves to write about the small moments that become huge when falling in love. Hold on Tight is Maria E. Monteiro’s debut YA novel. Her love of writing accompanies her love for music. When she is not writing, Maria can be found at a rock concert or dancing around her house.



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Maria’s other three paperbacks: Hold on Tight, Letting Go, and Because of You

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1.What is your favorite word?

Piper: Dream, because we all have dreams and it’s up to us to make them come true.

Chase: Music. It sounds like a song as it comes out of your mouth.

2. What is your least favorite word?

Piper: Death. It’s just so final.

Chase: Loser. Nobody wants to be a loser.

3. What turns you on?

Piper: Breathing in my ear. And Chase’s blue eyes

Chase: Piper

4. What turns you off?

Piper: Lies.

Chase: People getting in my business.

5. What sound do you love?

Piper: The sound of water hitting the ceramic tub.

Chase: The strings on my Fender guitar.

6. What sound do you hate?

Piper: Lola’s voice when she’s mad at me.

Chase: Piper crying when I know I’m the reason.

7. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

Piper: An English professor.

Chase: A doctor.

8. What profession would you not like to do?

Piper: Anything in politics.

Chase: Any job at my father’s company.

9. Tells us something no one knows about you?

Piper: I fell in love with Chase faster than I should have.

Chase: The minute I saw Piper, I knew she was going to change my life.

Author Spotlight Today – Ella James




Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on:

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The Stained series

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The Here series

Before You Go


Red & Wolfe




Andie M. Long wrote two full length
novels before Gabe and Stella entered her mind and so in her usual bonkers
fashion decided to self-publish the first novella, having not even written the
rest of the series. Something she has smacked herself in the face for since.
Part One of The Alphabet
Game went straight to Number One in The UK Amazon Kindle Erotic Short Story
chart. She has several published short stories and poems, including an upcoming
release for Cracked Eye. Andie has a regular blog at, ‘The Emergence of the
Invisible Writer.’
Goodreads: Andie M. Long
Amazon: Andie M. Long
Twitter: @andiemichelle
It’s the end of the games. The sexual alphabet is
coming to a close and Stella has a test to take. 
Arnie Gregory has been pushed too far and the
revenge plan becomes a fight for survival that not everyone around Stella can
win. Her stepfather, Mitch Daniels shows his true colours and there’s someone
else who hasn’t been totally honest about who they are. With fame for some and
infamy for others, The Alphabet Game ends with a kiss … 
Excerpt: From Novella 1 to avoid spoilers.
Getting sexually accosted in Starbucks wasn’t on my to-do list.
My stiletto heels were sharp, like the angles of my razor cut bob
and one tapped on the floor as I stood in line, impatient to get my hands on a
Latte. The intense aromas in the shop made me crave my morning drink even more.
I’d not had time for one before I’d left my apartment this morning, anxious to
be punctual for my appointment. I stared ahead at the menu board, careful to
avoid catching anyone else’s eye. My lips with their natural pout, enhanced by
rose gloss, smacked together as I anticipated my interview at Gregory & Sons,
a firm of Solicitors in Westminster in just shy of an hours time. Every time I
thought of it, butterflies tingled in my stomach.
Lost in the menu, I jump as a warm body brushes past my own, so
close I can identify him as male. I turn around, a flash of fire in my cheeks,
eyes narrowing.
‘I must apologise, I completely misjudged how to get past.’
I take in the businessman in front of me, holding his drink with a
firm hand. His laptop bag hangs over a broad shoulder. Dark brown hair curls
around the nape of his neck, like he’s so damn sexy even his hair wants to cop
a feel, and his icy grey eyes indicate the casualness of his apology, echoed in
his mocking tone.
I tuck my long fringe behind my ear and turn back to face the front.
I’m better off just ignoring the creep, hot or not.
‘Seriously, it was an accident. I’m not a pervert, honest.’
I remain facing the front but shrug my shoulders.
‘Well actually,’ he whispers and I shiver as his cool breath tickles
my ear, ‘I can be a little perverted, with the right woman.’
I give up and turn towards him, ‘Look, I’m just waiting in line for
a coffee, creep, so can you cease the schmooze and bog off? My only interest
this morning is in caffeine.’
He sighs, giving me puppy dog eyes and clutches his free hand to his
heart. I watch as he begins to speak, noticing he has a larger top than bottom
lip. It looks plump and lush and if he wasn’t a psycho I’d be tempted to bite
it. I move my gaze to his hand. Now I’m wondering how well-defined his pecs are
under that shirt. I think I’d better request an ice-cold mocha.
‘I’m jealous of caffeine. I can’t help it if your beauty knocked me
sideways on this gorgeous Wednesday morning. Please forgive me. I shall go and
weep into my flat white.’
I sigh, ‘go away,’ and I turn back to the counter, where the queue
has moved up and I hadn’t noticed.
I order my drink. I feel the loss of his presence and so turn around
to see where he’s gone. He’s taken a seat in the corner and is opening his
laptop. He sees me, winks and goes back to his screen.
Damn. Why did he have to catch me looking at him?
Typically there are no free seats by the time I’m served, so I
wander over to where he’s sitting.
‘Can I sit here without you leering at me? Can you reign yourself
He laughs. ‘I’ll do my best.’ Then he goes back to his screen.
I sip my drink. He’s gone from full on flirting to ignoring me.
Weirdo. I get out my mobile and check it for messages. My eyes keep leaving the
mobile and checking him out. Sexy, hot weirdo. His shirt is open and I see a
small smattering of dark chest hair. I feel my nipples harden under my blouse.
Christ behave Stella, I tell myself. It’s been so long since I’ve been flirted
with that I’m disappointed a pervert hasn’t carried on.
I see the time on my mobile and realise it’s time for my interview.
I take a last drink of my coffee. My hand trembles slightly as I replace the
cup on the saucer. I take a deep breath.
Sexy hot weirdo looks up, ‘You okay?’
I flick my hair, ‘Fine thanks. Have a nice day.’
‘You too. I hope to bump into you again soon.’ He holds out his hand
to shake mine.
I look at him and smile. ‘I’m not shaking your hand, heaven knows
where it’s been. See ya.’
I turn on my heels and walk out of the coffee shop.
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1. Tell us about your book/books?
The Alphabet Game is a series of
four novellas which tells the story of Stella and Gabe.  They both have ‘Daddy’ issues and work
together to bring down the men who have detrimentally affected their lives.  As both men run a series of Sex Clubs called
The Rodeo, Gabe and Stella embark upon The Alphabet Game, working their way
through each letter, so that Stella can become a little more experienced.  Don’t mistake that she’s all shy though.  As she states herself, ‘in her head she’s all
kinds of wanton.’ Stella kicks ass!
2. How did you get started as a
I’ve wanted to write since my
twenties and spent hours thinking up books in my head, imagining them like
films or tv series, but never writing anything down.  When I reached my forties, I decided it was
time to either write, or give up the idea.
I changed my degree course to encompass Creative Writing and never
looked back.  I met a great group of
friends, discovered Camp Nano (where you team up with other writers to
encourage each other to get the words down) and wrote my first book, which is a
women’s drama, not erotica, as is my second.
I’ll release them at some point in the future, but Gabe and Stella
started rattling on in my head and pushed in!
3. What’s a typical day like for
I never have a typical day and I
very much live life responding to the moment.
I work three days a week as a Research Administrator/Medical Secretary
and you can imagine my frustration if I’m typing patient letters and want to
type my books instead! When I’m at home, if the story starts coming, I just
declare to my partner and son that I mustn’t be disturbed and take myself off
to my room and write.  I tend to write in
bursts.  I always leave myself at a point
where I’m ready to continue, so I can get straight back into the flow. Each
evening I spend a couple of hours on the computer, going on Facebook, generally
chatting about books or answering emails.
4. Describe your workspace.
I write sitting on my bed. Back
against the pillow, legs straight in front with my laptop on a tray on my
legs.  Notebooks and pen at one side of
me and the most essential item, Costa coffee at the other (I have a Tassimo
machine).  That’s me all set.  I face the window so periodically I can remember
I’m in the real world and look out at the sky and trees. Now I have a
conservatory, sometimes it’s legs up on the sofa with the conservatory doors
open instead.
5. Favorite books?
My utmost favourites are the
Mayfair Witches Trilogy by Anne Rice.  They
are so involved.  In her books Anne is so
vivid in describing the imagery of New Orleans that I feel like I’ve been there.  That is something that I adore about a book,
when its descriptions transport you there. I also adore the Weather Wardens
series by Rachel Caine and the Succubus series by Richelle Mead.  My family and friends were so surprised when
all my own books turned out to be non-supernatural! Of course I LOVED Fifty
Shades of Grey.
6. Tell us 3 interesting things
about you
I’m totally awesome at baking,
cupcakes a specialty.
It once took me twenty-seven hours
to fly to Berlin from Manchester (an hour and a half journey).  It’s a long story …
I was Head Girl at school.
7. Favorite quote:
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the
brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 
― Dr Seuss.


8. Best and worst part of being a
The best part, apart from the
writing itself which I adore, is someone telling you that they loved your
book.  It was so difficult for me to
actually put myself out there – to then get positive reviews has been so good
for my confidence levels, which tend to hover about my ankles. The worst part?
When I want to write but I’m doing something else and can’t get to it!
9. Advice to writers?


Realise it is NEVER too late.  I could have written when I thought of it in
my twenties, but I actually think that writing in my forties has been the right
thing for me.  Also realise that to get
people to read your work, you do, certainly at the beginning, need to lose your
protectiveness of it.  Yes it’s your
baby, but if you don’t let bloggers and readers have it free of charge in
advance, you don’t get genuine feedback on how good/bad your product is.  I’ve yet to make a profit from my novellas,
despite having sold over eight hundred copies (after buying the book covers and
giveaway prizes etc), but people are enjoying them and at this stage that’s
what counts, building a loyal readership and the satisfaction of having people
read YOUR words, there’s nothing finer.




Teaser – Ablaze by Morgan Black



What if love was like gasoline? Light a match and become engulfed in its flame.

Cheyenne is attempting to run into the arm’s of her betrothed Collin, when fate intervenes and she becomes trapped at her family’s cabin with another man. Luke, a ranch hand at her father’s farm, makes her heart race. When the lights go out, she finds herself falling into his arms, and into his bed.

This is a serialized set of erotic romance titles. Ablaze is the first installment and it is novella length.

*This book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.*


Morgan Black is a hair stylist by day and hottie writer by night. She walks her dogs in high heels and never leaves the house without red lipstick. She firmly believes in the power of Zen, and does Yoga freely in her backyard, in her favorite set of pumps.

Morgan Black also writes hot vampire erom under M. Black.


The Fireside series
Bet Me
The Working Girl
Intimate Negotiations


Release Day Blitz


Because of Beckett, A Torey Hope Novel Book 2

By A.D. Ellis


You met Audrey Decker through Nate and Libby’s story in For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1. This is Audrey’s story. It is highly suggested that you read For Nicky before reading Because of Beckett so that you can be emotionally vested in Audrey’s story.
Audrey Decker is a mean girl, a bitch, a bully. She has no plans to stop treating people badly and she’s definitely not going to stop using sex as power. But when she ends up in therapy against her wishes, an ugly and painful repressed past is uncovered and Audrey’s world is tipped on its axis. Everything she thought she knew, everything she thought she was, is all changing.
Jeremiah Jordan returns from serving two years overseas with a detached and hardened heart. When his world is rocked with unexpected news and difficult challenges, Jeremiah faces them head on. He’s comfortable with where he is right now; he has his parents close by and his son is his world. He definitely doesn’t have time for the hassle that has always accompanied dating in the past. He doesn’t have it in him to put effort into forming relationships that may just hurt him or his son again.
A chance encounter, second chances, and a little boy who believes in learning from mistakes is all it takes to bring Audrey and Jeremiah together. However, deserving a second chance and taking that second chance are two very different things. Learning from mistakes and letting go of the past may be easier said than done. Can Audrey and Jeremiah push through the pasts that are haunting both of them or will their romance wither and die under the weight of it all?
Because of Beckett is a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances.
**Because of Beckett is recommended only for ages 18+ due to harsh language, adult situations, and mature themes. Certain pivotal points of Audrey’s history may trigger unpleasant memories for some readers.**

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Cover Reveal Cursed Fate by t.h. snyder

Cover Designer: Book Cover By Design
Release Date: July 26, 2014
Change, simple for some, life altering for others.
Steve Zotto made a drastic decision in his life, one that was meant to create a fresh start. After years of addiction, he finally realized that the life he was living was either going to kill him or someone else. Too many painful memories cursed him, pulled him away from his family and destroyed everything he had….including the love of his life.
He was willing to become a new man, a good son and a faithful husband….but was it too late?
The day he chose to move on was the day fate took over. Dealing with the events that led him to where he now was, he found that there was only one person that could make him whole. During his struggles he found help in his art, the ink that burned an inspiring message into the flesh of his clients.
His life was changing, he was changing and the future he was longing for was now a vision worth reaching for.
No longer will the curse of his past haunt him, fate has played its hand and he’s found himself all in.
Now A Surprise Cover Reveal For Cursed Heart!!!
Model: Ben McKee
Photographer: Michael Meadows
Cover Designer: Book Cover By Design
Release Date: July 18, 2014
Christian Jack has been tattered and abused his entire life. Being repeatedly placed in and ripped out of foster homes during his childhood, he’s never had a family to call his own. No one has ever shown him love, compassion, or the support he desperately needs. All he’s ever wanted was to be a part of something bigger, something better. 
Driving home from work one morning, he stops into a local diner for a quick bite to eat. Sitting alone, feeling deflated, a complete stranger walks in and changes his world in the blink of an eye. The instant connection he feels toward her is like nothing he’s ever experienced. Wanting so much from this mysterious woman, he can’t help but to see her in his every thought and dream. 
When an unexpected tragedy reunites them, it would be unbearable to him to push away the connection he feels for her. She’s everything he’s ever wanted and needed, but is she enough to turn his Cursed Heart into the man he needs to be for her?
About the Author
t. h. snyder (1979) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For six years she worked in the field of higher education while earning her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Management from University of Phoenix. She’s a single mother to two children. She became an avid reader in spring of 2012 and since has read over 250 books. Her genre of interest ranges from Romance to thrilling Paranormal. This is more than just a hobby for her, it’s a passion to read the words of great authors and bring life to their stories with her reviews and character castings. She started writing her first novel in June of 2013 and is anxious to see where this journey takes her!!
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Bad Boy Redemption- Release Blitz & Giveaway



 Book & Author Details:

Bad Boy Redemption by Candy J. Starr
(Rock Star Bad Boy #3)
Publication date: July 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance




Life is sweet for Hannah and Jack. Finally, they are together and Jack’s band, Storm, have been signed to a major label after completing a successful tour.

Then tragedy hits the band, sending Jack off the rails. Hannah wants him to make peace with the demons from his past but he refuses to face up to his issues. Meanwhile, Hannah has problems of her own when her father’s crimes are exposed, and are much worse than she’d ever expected.

Are they damned beyond repair or can their love redeem them?






I came downstairs in my suit. Jack always laughed at me when he saw me dressed like a “corporate bitch” but this time he wasn’t laughing. He’d slept on the couch again, as though he felt obligated to do so now, but woke up when he heard me in the kitchen.
“You aren’t still going to work for that guy?”
“Yes. It’s my job.”
He glared at me.
“We don’t need the money. You have a job – managing my band.”
“And having contract law experience is only making me better at that job.”
He stared at me and I stared back. I sure as hell wasn’t going to back down on this. I couldn’t let him start controlling my life or who knows where it would end.
“He’s a creep. You said so yourself. And you’ll be alone in that office with him all day. That isn’t good, Hannah.”
I turned on the coffee machine and let the noise drown out his voice. I remembered last Thursday; we’d gone a whole day without arguing. That was a great day. I should circle it on my calendar.
I made Jack a coffee, despite his bitching.
“I can look after myself. I’ve known this guy since I was a kid. He’s not going to start sexually harassing me now. He’d get a swift kick in the balls and a lawsuit. I’m not a simpering little sap who can’t stick up for myself. Anyway, there’s a whole office full of people. It’s not like we’re alone.”
“Cheers,” said Jack, picking up his coffee. “Is there every going to be a day when I say something and you go ‘yeah, Jack, you are totally right, I’ll do that’?”
I sat down beside him.
“Chances are pretty damn low on that, I’d say.”
Jack laughed.
“You wouldn’t love me if I was like that anyway.” I punched him on the arm.
“Who says I love you?”
“You do, every time you look at me and every time you speak to me. You may as well get a tattoo on your face saying ‘I love Hannah’ because that’s how much it shows.”
Jack’s kiss tasted like coffee and that made it all the sweeter. It was like multitasking.



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Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

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I am writing a piece on seduction and will share with you when I am done. This is my first attempt at writing anything, other than those old college papers I wrote a long time ago. Those were about business and marketing plans.

I believe seduction comes in different ways. My husband and I seduced each other over the phone, 35 years ago. I want you to share how you have experienced seduction. Did you give in to it? How have you been seduced? Or did you do the seducing? What does seduction mean to you? It can be just one word, a sentence, a person, a book, an act….feel free to share, be creative, be yourself.

One of my Facebook Blog follower wrote:

Seduction can mean a variety of things. It can mean that you’re persuading someone to sin; it can mean you’re persuading someone to do something they wouldn’t normally do; it can mean you succeed in getting them to show you them at their most vulnerable and intimate. I think it just has a different meaning for everyone.

Is this picture seductive? Is it the color red? The woman’s pose? The skin showing?



Can food be seductive?


Pre-Release Blitz-My First My Last by Lacey Silks


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Title: My First, My Last
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Wordcount: Approximately 78,000
Publisher: MyLit Publishing
Format: eBook and Paperback
Fate has kept them apart for twenty years.
Their roads hadn’t crossed and the stars didn’t align until now…

Matured, more experienced, pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia’s life to reclaim his first love. And the moment she sees him she can’t even remember her own name. Adrian Reed had always remained in Mia’s heart. After all, he was her first boyfriend and the man she’d lost her virginity to, but that was twenty years ago. His sudden appearance at a bar, on a girl’s night out, has Mia acting like the fifteen year old girl she was when they parted.

But life now is not as simple as it was twenty years ago. With two kids, a hopeful ex-husband and new insecurities, Mia finds opening up to a new relationship more challenging.

Will she give her first love another chance, or will she push him away, this time for good?







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Author of Erotic Romance, Lacey Silks writes her stories from life experiences, dreams and fantasies. She likes a pinkish shade on a woman’s cheeks, men with large feet and sexy lingerie, especially when it’s torn off the body. Her favorite piece of clothing is a birthday suit.When she’s not thinking about writing steamy stories, which is a rare occasion, Lacey enjoys camping and skiing with her family (not at the same time of course). She’s a happily married wife blessed with two kids who adore going to the library. She’s an early bird by nature, but loves the nightly adventures with her hubby which provide good content for her books.



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Can’t wait for My First, My Last? Try one of Lacey’s backlist titles. Dazzled by Silver is the prequel to the Layers Trilogy and it’s free at most retailers.