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Saturday, June 29, 2013

COME ON OVER! BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG HOP!

WELCOME TO BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG HOP!  THIS BLOG IS FEATURING ELISE WHYLES AND CIARA LAKE'S FORSAKEN SERIES. 

THIS IS A SERIES YOU CAN'T MISS.  IT'S A SERIES WHICH TAKES YOU TO A WONDEROUS WORLD OF IMMORTALS AND THEIR LIVES BETWEEN THE MORTAL AND IMMORTAL REALMS:

The Forsaken Series

Forsaken Heart
by Elise Whyles
Curse of a Dragon's Claim
by Ciara Lake
Forsaken Paradise
by Elise Whyles
Forsaken Norse Wind
by Ciara Lake
Skarlet Kiss
by Elise Whyles
Enchanted Waves
by Ciara Lake
 ELISE AND CIARA HAVE HAD FINGER NAIL POLISH MIXED ESPECIALLY TO GO WITH OUR CHARACTERS IN OUR FORSAKEN SERIES.  CIARA WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE FINGER NAIL POLISH OR EBOOK TO THOSE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA AND OR A FREE EBOOK TO THOSE LIVING OUTSIDE THOSE AREAS. 
 (IN ORDER TO BE IN THE DRAWING FOR PRIZES YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  THERE ARE MANY PRIZES BEING OFFERED IN THIS BLOG HOP.  SO DON'T BE SHY, LEAVE A COMMENT AND MESSAGE TO POSSIBLY BE A WINNER.)

BEACHWALK PRESS IS A BUSINESS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH WHICH ADDS JOY TO THIS LINE OF WORK.  PAM TYNER, PUBLISHER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF IS AN EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL TO WORK WITH.  SHE LISTENS AND AIDS HER AUTHORS.  HER SKILLS IN EDITING HAVE HELPED ME PERSONALLY GROW AND UNDERSTAND SO MUCH MORE THAN I DID WHEN I STARTED WRITING.  THIS PUBLISHER HAS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION WITH IT'S STAFF AND AUTHORS.  THIS IS MUCH APPRECIATED.  MS. TYNER RECOGNIZES A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AND ALLOWS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT INTO A SPARKLING JEWEL IN A GORGEOUS SETTING. 

THE BEACHWALK PRESS WEB SITE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL MAINTAINED.  AND THE OTHER AUTHORS ARE GOOD TO EACH OTHER, SUPPORTIVE AS A TEAM SHOULD BE.  MANY PROMOTIONAL THINGS ARE DONE TO ENHANCE SALES.  IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO BE PART OF THE BEACHWALK PRESS TEAM!  I HOPE TO HAVE MANY YEARS OF BELONGING TO THIS WONDERFUL GROUP AND UNDER THE SUPPORTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HELP OF A GRACIOUS PUBLISHER. 

* HERE IS THE LINK BACK TO BEACHWALK PRESS BLOG TO WHERE YOU CAN FIND A COMPLETE LISTING OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS.  
http://beachwalkpress.com/2013/07/love-on-the-beach-blog-hop-July-1st-14th/  {note: this link is not currently active, but it will be active at 7 AM on July 1st
Friday, June 21, 2013

DO YOU WANT TO BE PUBLISHED? SUBMIT YOUR PITCH COFFEE TIME ROMANCE TOMORROW!

June 22nd, Crimson Frost Books will be at Coffee Time Romance's blog (http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts) doing another pitch session. Frost Mania will be an all day event!

Simply post your first three lines of your completed manuscript in the comment section and those selected will be notified within 48 hours. We're looking for everything from teasers of 5,000-10,000 words through to our longer works of 15,000 to 60,000 words.

Guidelines: Crimson Frost Books is currently seeking stories in all genres, heat levels, and pairings. The hotter the better. We're specifically looking for holiday teasers for release in Oct through Dec. As well as Valentine stories for release in late 2013 early 2014.

Midnight Frost Books is seeking stories in non-romance genres, though romance elements can be included. These stories can be any genre, we're looking for westerns, horror, thriller, suspence, paranormal, and more. So stop by and give us your best pitch - we're excited to see your books.

Patricia Bates and Celeste Brammer
Publisher - Crimson Frost Books
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SURRENDER TO ME BY ELLA JADE


Surrender to Me by Ella Jade

 

What happens when a Dominant falls for his not-so-submissive attorney?
 

Martin Abrams, owner of Master M’s BDSM club, has become unfulfilled with his lifestyle. Ever since his sub, Gracie, left to marry her true love, Martin has lost his way. Living the life of the head Dominant in his circle isn’t as appealing as it once was. Something seems to be missing.

Sassy lawyer Arianna Covington relocates to New York City after a humiliating divorce. She’s looking for a fresh start when she agrees to become Martin’s exclusive attorney. She’s intrigued by his domineering personality and wants to know why women kneel at his feet. 

Their attraction is undeniable despite Ari’s initial beliefs that she will never submit to Martin’s desires. But Martin is up for the challenge. Arianna is more than he ever imagined in a woman. He vows to claim her heart, with or without the games. Who will surrender first? 

Featuring Cade and Gracie from Make Me Stay.

Content Warning: contains explicit language and graphic sexual content

 

 

Excerpt:

"Do all the subs act that way around you?" Arianna asked.
"It's the only way they know. It's what's expected of them." 
"I don't understand how any woman would bow down like that. It's not normal." 
"Maybe not for you." Martin understood Arianna's position. Most who didn't participate in a Dominant and submissive relationship didn't get it. 
"It's degrading. She can't use the phone. She's a grown woman." 
"Arianna, this is a lifestyle you can't possibly comprehend because you know nothing about it. A submissive gets just as much as he or she gives. The arrangement they enter into with a Dom is consensual. Roxy is not forced into being here. Her Dom respects and cares for her. She has a very good life."
"He punishes her."
"When she disobeys. It's in her contract." 
"A contract that can't possibly be enforced in court." 
"Spoken like a true lawyer." He finished his scotch. "The contract is to protect them both. It lists what is expected of a sub and what the Dominant's responsibilities are. They outline hard and soft limits. We create a safe, sane, and consensual environment, and that contract maintains trust between the two parties. As long as it is upheld between the parties involved that's all that matters." 
"To each his own, I suppose." She shrugged. "I'm your real estate attorney. What you do here is none of my business." 
Then why are you here, kitten? 
"I'm very open, Arianna. If you have questions, I'll be happy to answer them. People should be educated in my lifestyle. It isn't as uncommon or bizarre as you may think." He reached for her hand. "I hope you won't judge me without getting to know me." 
"Um, no." She looked down at their joined hands. He liked the way her cheeks turned colors when he flustered her. "Of course not. This whole environment is different. It's going to take some getting used to." 
"I understand." He ran his thumb over the soft skin of her hand. "If you'd prefer not to meet here anymore—"
"It's not a problem." 
"Very well." He smiled because as he suspected she wanted to be there. "Will you join me for dinner?"
Martin couldn't remember the last time he'd asked a woman to have dinner with him. He usually just summoned a sub when he was in the mood for company. Gracie was the last woman he'd spent any time with at all. Perhaps it was time to explore his options. Obviously, Arianna would be different than the women he dealt with, but he liked the change. When Gracie left him for Cade everything changed. He hadn't been interested in another sub. As a matter of fact, he hadn't been interested in another woman until now. 
"I'd love to join you for dinner, Mr. Abrams." 
"I'd like you to call me Martin." Allowing people to use his name wasn't a privilege he granted often, but everything was different with her. He stood from the bar and picked up her briefcase. "I hope you like Italian. I ordered enough for six people. I wasn't sure what you would want." 
"Italian is fine." She took his extended hand and walked to the back of the club with him. "Why didn't you just wait and ask what I would want?"
"I'm not used to asking." He motioned for her to take a seat in the huge u-shaped booth that overlooked the Manhattan skyline. 
"Oh, Martin." She giggled. He liked the way his name tumbled off her lips. "You have a lot to learn about non-submissive women."

Buy Links:    Beachwalk Press
Watch the Trailer:

Meet Martin in Make Me Stay
 
Can the sub teach the Dom to play?
Natural submissive Gracie Miller thought she had found her other half in Cade Jameson. Not only did he help her through a difficult time in her life, in the bedroom he brought her more pleasure than she could have ever imagined. They seemed perfect for each other. 

Cade knew what he wanted in the bedroom. Gracie brought out his domineering side and ignited his passion. But he feared he was too dominant for this beautiful, naïve girl, who was so young and impressionable, so he ended their relationship.

Two and a half years later, Gracie returns to town a new woman. She had moved to the city and found a "Master" who showed her what she was truly capable of. Now she's back and wants to show Cade exactly what kind of submissive she could be for him.

But after hearing all that she's experienced, Cade now wonders if he's dominant enough to satisfy her. Can he be the man Gracie needs him to be?

Content Warning: graphic sex, BDSM themes
 
Buy Links:    Beachwalk Press        Amazon      Barnes & Noble
 
About the Author: 
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped. Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
 
Connect with the Author:       Site     Facebook Author Page      Twitter
 
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Ella is giving away two e-copies of Make Me Stay during her Tour.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Curse of the Dragon's Claim...reviewed by Jo at Joyfully Reviewed... Spoiler Alert!

CURSE OF A DRAGON’S CLAIM by Ciara Lake


Curse of a Dragon’s Claim by Ciara Lake
The Forsaken, Book 2
Beachwalk Press
Erotic Paranormal
ISBN: 9781937325268
Reviewed by Jo


Arianna Mergliano is looking forward to the trip she and her father are taking to his business partner’s home.  Even though the trip will be a mixture of business and relaxation, Arianna is really looking forward to the parties and dancing and seeing her best friend again.  Arianna knows that she is now at the age where her father may start looking for a prosperous husband for her at this party among the businessmen he associates with.  But that thought is not something she is going to worry about right now, her major concern is to packher best outfits and not forgetting anything she might need during this visit
Clayne MacDagon is a very powerful dragon with an chip on his shoulder concerning anything to do with vampires.  He has had this ever since his twin sister was killed when the war between dragons and vampires began.  Now the gods have informed Clayne and the other dragons that he has to go forth into the human realm and find a forsaken, mate with her and bring her back to his realm to help keep a deadly vampire locked up in his prison.  Clayne would rather have to face a battle without his best weapon than come into contact with a forsaken – a descendant of a relationship between a dragon and a vampire – a person of mixed blood.  However Calyne will do what his honor demands and seek out this woman.
When Arianna and Clayne first meet there is an instant attraction which surprises both of them.  Clayne knows that Arianna really is his mate due to a unique birthmark she wears and her beauty, both inside and out, urge him to act fast in claiming this woman to his side.  Arianna is amazed and a bit overwhelmed that within a day she meets a man and is suddenly engaged and then married to him.  Clayne wastes no time in mating with Arianna after the wedding but when he tells her the truth about himself and then proves it, Arianna reacts badly at the speed of startling information.  However, she is no wimp and after the shock quickly accepts all that she has been told.  What neither of them can figure out is just how Arianna is supposed to help when she had no idea about who and what she was.  The love between Arianna and Clayne is growing fast and huge, which is a great thing as the dragon’s main god has taken notice of it and Arianna.  Arianna’s gift and power comes to be known during their mating ceremony and it’s a very powerful gift at that.  Clayne and Arianna now have the protection of the gods, but will it be enough to safe them and their love in the upcoming battle?
Fate has brought two powerful people together in hopes to avoid the revival of a horrid war – will their love be enough to bring a shift in the future as the gods play?  Curse of a Dragon’s Claim brings Arianna and Clayne together and their love brings forth the plots and plans of those that want to destroy the dragons once and for all.  I really felt sorry for Arianna at first because she was so overwhelmed by Clayne and her feelings for him and because of her upbringing, believing his magic to be an evil thing rather than just a part of him.  I’m all for straight talking, but I had to shake my head at Clayne when he used his own form of straight talking on Arianna – totally forgetting that he had to go backwards in time to find her and not forwards.  I really enjoyed watching as Arianna and Clayne grasped the beginning of their passion and followed the rocky road as it turned into a deep and abiding love with all that was going on around them.  Clayne might have a dragon’s strength but it was Arianna’s power that seemed to have brought down the evil around them.  There were so many great secondary characters and the swirling multiple story lines that I can’t wait to see how this world evolves and what will happen next.  Curse of a Dragon’s Claim has layers upon layers of intrigue, passion, danger and mystic happenings that keep it a page-turner.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

THREE'S A CROWD BY MELISSA KEIR


 
 
For Lissa, the second time at love was a charm but in marriage, three's a crowd.
 
Single mother Lissa Vincent found her soul mate in her best friend's ex-husband.  Alex Hunter couldn't believe his fortune when his ex-wife told him her best friend was
available.  After divorce, finding love again could be a challenge but it appeared Alex and Lissa had gotten lucky.  Yet as they start their lives as newlyweds, Alex and Lissa don't realize just how difficult it might be to blend a family.
 
When Alex's ex new marriage begins to unravel, she sets her sights again on Alex.  Does
Alex still have feelings for the mother of his child?  Will Lissa keep her best friend or lose her husband?
 
Fairytales promise a happily-ever-after.  But what really happens after the after
 
Excerpt:
 
Sipping a glass of ice water while I waited, I looked forward to seeing Chloe.  We'd been
co-workers and friends for years.                                                                                              

When Chloe Walks in, I watch as all the men's heads turns to stare as she approached our table.  Her beauty always drew gazes and left me feeling like a weed planted next to a stunning flower. 

 

After Chloe and I make a bit of small talk and order, I ask the question I've been dying to
ask since I ended our phone call.  "What is going on Chloe?  What can I do to help?"
 
"Mike's quit his job at the college and decided to open his own catering business and the
stress of having no money coming in is taking its toll on us.  All we do is fight.  I can't
stand that I have no say in how our money is spent.  Would you believe he bought a delivery truck for his business but hasn't even gotten the brakes fixed on my car?"
 
"I'm sorry, Chloe.  What does Mike say when you talk to him about this?"
 
"He really doesn't understand.  He has stars in his eyes about what the future holds and
can't see what's happening right in front of his face.  My salary is the only thing paying
the bills.  With the way Mike's spending money, it's going out as fast as it's coming in.
You know, Lissa.  You're so lucky to have Alex.  He's a wonderful provider.  What I
wouldn't give to have him back in my life."
 
Ouch.  Chloe's words hurt.  I knew Alex was a wonderful husband, but he was mine now.
Was she really indicating she wanted him back?
 
"Alex is a fabulous husband, father, and friend.  I'm lucky to be his wife."  Needing to
establish my territory, I made sure to point out Alex was mine.
 
"Yes, he is.  I'd give anything to have him back.  Just to make it clear, if you even hurt him. or let him go, I'm going to be right there to pick up the pieces.  After all, we have a child together.  We'll always be in each other's lives."
 
"Well, Alex is very happy and I'll do anything to keep him that way."
 
The rest of lunch passed in a blur.  I couldn't keep my mind off her ultimatum.  Maybe
Chloe was just reacting to all the problems in her own marriage by lashing out at me.  I
was willing to give her the benefit of doubt.  However, all I wanted to do was to escape the original lunch from hell and get home to Alex to reassure myself of his love.  For me.
 
Buy Links:       Amazon        Barnes and Noble     All Romance eBooks
 
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Watch Lissa and Alex fall in love in Second Time's the Charm
 
 
 
How does a middle aged, divorcee with two children find her way back to love after a
devastating divorce leaves her with no self confidence and no faith in love?  Lissa's ex-husband has shredded her self-esteem so she's thrown herself into her children and her work, leaving time for nothing else. 
 
When an life threatening illness in her best friend's family puts Lissa on the path to romance, Lissa finds new love in a most unexpected way--an introduced by her new guy's
ex wife. 
 
Who knew that first time loves could lead to second chances?
 
Buy Links:  Amazon    Barnes and Noble
 
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About the Author:
 
As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing.
She's a member of the Romance Writers of America and EPIC.  Melissa is always
interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.  She also believes in
helping other authors and features authors and their books on her blog.
 
Melissa doesn't believe in down time.  She's always keeping busy.  Melissa is a wife and
mother, an elementary school teacher, a book reviewer, an editor for a publishing
company as well as an author.  Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady
Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry.
She loves to write stories that feature "happy endings" and is often found plotting her next
story.
 
Author Links:  Site      Facebook Fan Page    Twitter 
 
Giveaway:
 
Melissa is giving away a swag pack with a necklace.
To enter for a chance to win just fill out the Raffle copter below.

 

 
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