Thursday, July 31, 2014





IRON SINNERS
Author: H.J. Bellus
Series: Sinners Never Die, Book 1
 ~ SYNOPSIS ~
Griff, aka Grizz, the ideal Iron Sinner, rides hard and dedicates his all to the club. 

A job needs done…he does it. 
Men idolize him. 
Women love him. 

Never shy and always up for a good time, Grizz finds himself jumping from mattress to mattress and digging grave after grave. You want to take a bullet? Cross the club. 

One night, rival MC, Devil’s Idol, do just that. Grizz and Animal are sent to straighten shit out while leaving no witnesses. What Grizz faces that night changes his life forever… 

Piper Jones is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The ruthless business woman, finds herself captive by the MC club. But she’s not one to go down without a fight. 

She slowly destroys Grizz, from his bad boy persona, to his ride or die motto. He should want nothing more than to do away with her with a single bullet. Instead, he finds himself giving his all just to be with her. 

Will Grizz be able to walk away from the one thing he swore he never wanted?



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~ EXCERPT ~

“Who the fuck do you think you are,” I yell as the large man throws me onto the bed.
“Your worst fucking nightmare, sweetie pie.”
“Just let me go, please.”
“Not happening,” he says as he sits on the bed and begins to untie his boots.
“I didn’t see anything. I don’t know names or places. Let me go. I have a very important meeting in the morning,” I beg.
“Not happening,” he replies again.
“Let. Me. Fucking. Go,” I roar, as I sling the Bible from the nightstand and nail him in the back of the head.
“Listen here, bitch, you’re now property of the Iron Sinners motorcycle club. You ain’t fucking going nowhere without one of us. Got it? You witnessed a fucking crime that could put a fellow brother away for life. You’ve been spotted with us by a rival club. You are now marked as a motherfucking Sinner. You leave our side and the Idols will put a really shiny bullet straight through your skull. You’re a walking, talking dead bitch just waiting to get popped. So shut the fuck up.”
Did I just really hear him he say property of the sinners? Bullet in my head?
“So, you’re telling me I have a ticking death threat that could expire at any given moment?”
The man stands, faces me, baring all of his ink and replies, “And I forgot to add shut the fuck up.”
“Are you fucking kidding me?”
He comes closer in an intimidating stance and bends down so we are face to face. “Does any of this read as if I were kidding you, bitch?”
His minty breath reverberates off my skin and envelops all of my senses. He was the bad guy and I, the victim, but god damn he’s gorgeous.
“Let me fucking go. I don’t care about any of that shit.”
I lunge forward off the bed, catapulting myself into his chest and begin my fight to escape. My surprise assault knocks him off balance and he falls back on the bed. I run for the door. Fuck! My bag. I take three steps back, grab my bag, and run.
Halfway out of the parking lot, I'm brought down by my hair.
“You dumb cunt. What part of my speech didn’t you get?” the man growls in my face.
He rips me up by the hair and drags me back to the room.
“I’m done playing nice. You want to run and piss me the fuck off, then you’re going to be treated like a fucking piece of trash.”

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H.J. Bellus

I am just a simple country girl getting one story out of my head at a time. I was raised in small town, USA and still reside there with my husband and children. I am a huge country music fan and am inspired by it everyday. I live and love country life, and you will find those elements in my books. I also adore strong and brave lead female characters, and strive to be a courageous and independent woman in everyday life. In my opinion, life is no fun without a good sense of humor, sprinkles, cheese whiz, and candy. It is the simple things that warm my heart. 
Live life your way, HJ Bellus 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Release Blitz & Giveaway~Kylie Scott~Lead

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.
 
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As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

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Excerpt:

“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”
“Nope.”
“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.
“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”
Can’t find it anywhere…”
“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”
“Sure you haven’t seen it?”
“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.
I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.
He frowned. “No.”
“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”
“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.
“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.
“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”
Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”
“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”
“I’m not!”

About Kylie Scott:
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Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.




     
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY WELCOMES RHONDA DENNIS!

MEET RHONDA DENNIS!



Q&A with Rhonda

- What inspired you to write your first novel?

A college professor inspired me to write my first novel.  I was in school to be a teacher, but I took some creative writing classes.  He put a note on the top of one of my assignments that said I might want to pursue a career as a writer.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to try, and my first novel flowed out of me.


- What books/authors have inspired your life most?

My earliest influences were Laura Ingalls Wilder, Roald Dahl, and Carolyn Keene.  I wanted to be Nancy Drew so badly!  Later influences include Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Jude Deveraux, Ernest Hemingway, and John Kennedy Toole.  I know the list is eclectic, but when it comes to reading, I’m all over the place.


- Whom would you consider a writing mentor(s)?

I consider my high school English teacher my greatest writing mentor.  She encouraged me, guided me, and helped to mold me into the writer I am today.  I was fortunate enough to have her repeatedly over the course of my schooling, and I gained invaluable lessons from her.  Thanks for everything, Lisa Thibodeaux!


- What book(s) are you reading now?

I’ve been working on a book, and I don’t like to read other works while I’m writing.  The last book that I read was The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by LB Simmons, and it was fantastic!


- Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Lots!  Though she’s a superstar now, Colleen Hoover grabbed my attention a while back.  LB Simmons, Season Vining, Marie Coulson, Karly Blakemore-Mowle… Jeez, the list could go on for a while.


- What are your current writing projects?

I’m putting the final touches on a contemporary romance tentatively titled, Yours Always.  My next project is a romantic comedy that I’ve been pondering for a while.


- What would we find you doing when you're not at the keyboard?

My favorite job is being a mom.  My family means the world to me, and spending time with them is what I generally do in my free time.  However, I have one child, a teenage son, and my husband at home, so sometimes I need a break from the testosterone overload.  That’s when I call my friends and we schedule girlie dates.


- What are your favorite setting(s) to read/write about?

My favorite settings to read and write about generally have something to do with Louisiana.  All of my books have had a Louisiana setting so far.  I love my heritage and culture, and anyone who has visited my home state can tell you that it’s a unique experience, especially the further south you travel.


- If you could be any character in your book(s), which would you be and why?

This might surprise my readers, because I’m sure most will assume that I’d want to be Emily Boudreaux.  Actually, the character I’d like to be the most is Connie from the Green Bayou Novels, just minus the flying monkeys.

- How many books have you written? This can include both published and unpublished works. Describe each of them in 1-2 sentences apiece (if published, feel free to include the links as well).
I’ve written eight novels and three short stories.  The first six novels and three short stories are part of The Green Bayou Novels series.  The series follows a paramedic, Emily Boudreaux, who has finally had enough of the big city drama.  She moves from New Orleans to Green Bayou in search of tranquility, but she ends up in a whole heap of mess. The books offer a little something for everyone: romance, humor, suspense, heartbreak. The order to read is Going Home, Awakenings, Déjà Vu, Unforeseen, Between Four and Five: A Green Bayou Extra (short story), Deceived, Green Bayou After Five: Connie’s Wild Night (short story), Between Five and Six (short story), and Vengeance.
I’ve also released a romantic comedy about a quirky woman struggling to find her niche in the world.  Well, maybe quirky isn’t quite the right term for Magnolia—deluded?  Out of touch?  The book is called Magnolia Blossoms, and it’s laugh out loud funny.  It’s available for Kindle, Nook, and in paperback. 
My latest novel, tentatively titled Yours Always, is a contemporary romance has no set release date yet.

- Tell me a little bit about your current WIP.
As mentioned above, it’s tentatively titled Yours Always.  It’s the story of two broken souls who are brought together by chance, and though they crave a life together, they have to figure out if their pasts have damaged them beyond repair.  This book is in the editing stages right now and has no set release date.  My next project, another romantic comedy, will be underway just as soon as I wrap this one.

- What does writing preparation look like for you? Do you do full outlines and character profiles, or do you just start with a general idea and write?
I applaud writers who have neat organizational charts, boards, outlines, etc.  Unfortunately, they don’t work for me.  I get an idea, jot a few of the main points to help with continuity, and then I type away!

- Editing is a challenge for many writers. Give us some of your tips for editing efficiently and well.
I don’t expect to catch all of my errors.  It’s just not going to happen.  Aside from simply reading the manuscript over and over again, I find that I catch more errors if I read it aloud.  I’m very fortunate to have an amazing editor, and we work together to get the story right.  Thank you, Donette Jumonville Freeman!  I would also like to mention that I came across Donette after my previous editor passed away after a battle with cancer.  Pat Rhoades, helped me to become the writer that I am today, and I love her so much for that.  I miss her terribly.

- Research is another challenge writers face, but is an important part of the writing process. What are some of your research tips?
My favorite kind of research is going out and conversing with others about their experiences and knowledge.  I’ll happily stick my nose in a book, or browse the web for answers, but good old fashioned interviews are the best.

- If you have been published (self or traditionally), what type of marketing did you find worked the best for you? What was the least helpful?
Ugh!  I’m still trying to figure that one out.  The bad thing about self-publishing marketing is that it’s very trendy, and by that I mean that someone comes up with a cutting edge idea for marketing, and then everyone’s doing it in no time flat.  Once that happens, it’s no longer noteworthy and it’s difficult to make your work stand out.

- What genre do you write in? What are some of the challenges to writing this particular genre well?
I’m spreading my wings when it comes to dabbling in different genres.  Green Bayou is suspense.  Magnolia Blossoms is comedy.  My current work in progress is contemporary romance that delves more onto the dramatic side of things.  My next work will be another comedy.  Who knows what will be next?  Maybe I’ll give horror a go.  The biggest challenge with writing any genre is presenting your material in a way that isn’t cookie cutter.  It needs to be fresh, and you want it to be something that the reader will still be thinking about after they close the book.

- What advice would you give to a writer who is starting out?
Be patient, do your research, reach out for help, and don’t give up

- What are your writing, editing, marketing, and research goals for 2014?
I hope to have another novel finished by the end of the year or early next year.  My goal is to keep moving forward and to take one day at a time as far as it all goes.  The market is constantly evolving and changing, so I like to remain flexible.

- Pretend I am from a publishing house and you are looking for me to take on one of your books. Pitch it to me in 1-2 paragraphs.
Cool!  I’ll pitch Magnolia Blossoms.
           
            Imagine living in a lonely, clandestine world above your parents’ garage for the first thirty-two years of your life.  Further imagine that your interpretation of reality is based upon things you learned by reading erotica, watching romantic comedies, and the occasional porn video.  Let me also add that your name is Magnolia Picasso Berrybush, homely is probably a generous description of your appearance, and your parents have personalities that are known throughout all of South Louisiana. (Mom gives nude art lessons to the elderly; dad’s famous for his melodramatic court antics while dressed like a rotund Colonel Sanders.)  Living in such a way is bound to eventually make you snap, and that’s exactly what happens to Magnolia.  Unfortunately, her quest for normalcy is marred by bad decisions, rotten luck, and an abundance of trips to the emergency room.
            These events, instead of deterring her, encourage her to continue her quest for acceptance.  Interesting characters are put in her path, probably the most noteworthy of which is a washed up hooker named Honey LeReaux.  Honey is rough and gruff, but she develops a soft spot for Magnolia, and in a way that only an embittered lady of the night can, Honey helps Magnolia to face reality. Though they are an unlikely pair, Honey turns out to be just what the unfortunate woman needs, and Magnolia begins to blossom.  In the meantime, compliments of being so accident prone and ignorant, Magnolia catches the eye of two prospective male companions, EMT Jace Taylor and Sergeant Nick “The Dick” Ferrera.  This story is a modern ugly duckling, coming-of-age story that promises big laughs and plenty of feel good moments. 

- Finally, is there anything else you would like your readers to know?

You are what makes all of this worthwhile!  Never underestimate how much your words of encouragement, your support, and even your constructive criticism means to the authors you love.  My fans mean the world to me, and I hope that those who read my stories will reach out to let me know how they liked them, and to give me the opportunity to thank them for reading.


- I’m a potential new fan.  Sell me your book in ten words or less.

Lose yourself in Rhonda’s wonderful imagination.  Read her books now!

Top five favorite titles (these do not have to be favorite books)


A Confederacy of Dunces (Purely a genius title.)
The Fault in Our Stars (The title captivated me before I had a clue what the book was about.)
Magnolia Blossoms (It might be cheesy for me to say this because it’s a book I wrote, but the title fits the story so perfectly that it ranks as one of my all time favorites.)
The Sun Also Rises
Gone With the Wind (These are two other titles that have always intrigued me.)

Top ten books turned to movies


Bridget Jones’ Diary
The Help
Gone With the Wind
Under the Tuscan Sun
Gone Girl (I have high hopes for the movie.)
The Harry Potter Series
The Notebook
The Shining
One for the Money
The Shawshank Redemption

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Shawn and Michele tag teamed Magnolia Blossoms and both gave it 5 Stars!  Read our reviews here ---> Tag Team Reviews

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cover Reveal~Shadow Whispers~Lexxie Couper

Shadow Whispers

Shadow Whispers
Lexxie Couper
Release Date: August 12th, 2014

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Synopsis

Temptation…
Jared died twenty years ago. Now he’s trapped between Heaven and Hell, sent back again and again to protect those whose time has not yet come. Never before has he been tempted by the desires of mortal flesh. But then, he never had to watch over Tess Darcy before. For Tess he’ll break every rule, even if it costs him his immortal soul.
Haunted by nightmares of the stalker who nearly killed her, Tess has buried herself deep in the Australian Outback to escape her past. But Kangaroo Creek isn’t quite the quaint little town it looked on the map. Nothing is what it seems here. Every night, the same incredibly hot erotic dreams visit her, leaving her wanting more. The Librarian’s channeling demons, and assures Tess the handsome hunk she just ran into is dead. The bookstore seems to have rather unusual clients, and destroyed photos have a way of reappearing over and over again.
Other than that it’s a peaceful little town… until the man who nearly killed her returns from the dead. Is Jared the man of her dreams? Can he save her from her nightmares, or will the magic that haunts this town consume them both?

Excerpt:

Jared watched her walk from the library. Anger rolled from her in waves of tangible heat, rivalling the blistering temperature of the day. His gut tightened. Something had happened inside the old building. Something he should have seen, should have felt but didn’t.
He frowned, tracking her progress down the library steps. The smoldering sulphuric-red hue of her anger floated around her like a thundercloud, staining the air a deep vile scarlet. He’d never seen that color about her before. Auras of pensive blue, yes. Overlays of uneasy, guarded grey and insecure muddied brown, but never this turbulent red. Tess was angry. Very angry.
He clenched his fists, studying the color enveloping her. It boiled about her head, writhing and contorting—like a living thing in the throes of extreme pain. His heart clenched, feeling Tess’s torment. As always, he fought with the overwhelming urge to go to her. To embrace her, hold her to his body and kiss away her pain. She’d been through so much, possibly faced so much more, alone. And yet, she never faltered in her determination to deny it all. He admired her strength. It was almost stubborn, a trait he understood very well. A trait he’d been accused of more than once himself. Tess wouldn’t bow to her grief. But she wouldn’t acknowledge it either, and that was dangerous.
Jared’s heart clenched again. The One Almighty knew that, yet still he was forbidden to help her. Sent to protect and observe and that was all. Denied longing flooded Jared’s being. He focussed hard on Tess as she made her way west, drawn to her innate sensuality and fragile resolve. What’s pissed you off so much, Tess? Why can’t I feel it?
A shower of brilliant white sparks suddenly erupted in Tess’s sullied angry aura, blinding him for a split second before disappearing again. Jared sucked in a hot, dry breath. She’d felt him. Her spirit had felt his presence. How had that happened?
How could that happen?
If her spirit sensed him…
His body stirring in a base, elemental way, he frowned at her back.
And she looked over her shoulder.
Straight at him.
His heart thumped into rapid life and, incapable of doing anything else, he stared straight back at her.
Time froze. For a glorious moment, Tess Darcy saw him. Deep, chocolate brown eyes held him prisoner before, with a distracted frown, she looked straight ahead again and continued hurrying along the street.
His pulse leapt into life and he felt the familiar tug on his being he’d experienced the second he’d laid eyes on her—like a fist around his damned soul. God, he was in trouble here. The last time he’d lost his heart to a woman, he’d had it destroyed. After so many months of watching Tess, of seeing her so deeply, knowing her soul so completely, his dead, shattered heart felt afire with life, with futile hope again. He couldn’t afford to fall for her. To do so would be just as dangerous as Tess’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge her grief. He couldn’t fall for her.
Yet he was.
And he was incapable of preventing it.


 
About Lexxie Couper

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Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.
When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.
Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It’s the best of both worlds – old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.

Lexxie lives by two simple rules – measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she’s laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Excerpt!~Trust~Mia Fox

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Trust

Mia Fox

SERIES – Chasing Shadows
AUTHOR – Mia Fox
GENRE – Paranormal romance/contemporary romance
PUBLICATION DATE – July 20, 2014
PUBLISHER – Evatopia Press
PHOTOGRAPHY - Cathleen Tarawhiti
MODEL - Melanie Bevan
DIGITAL ART - Consuelo Parra
TYPOGRAPHY - Eden Crane



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SYNOPSIS

Ella’s struggle...

After losing Nate, trusting her heart to love again seems impossible for Ella. In spite of her family’s desire that she move on with her life, it’s the last thing she wants...especially since she has a connection to Nate’s ghost.

Ethan’s resolve...

Ethan knows about grief. Not only does he counsel people suffering from loss, he’s also lost a loved one. When he meets Ella, he makes it his mission to heal her broken heart. With time the boundary between patient and doctor blurs as Ethan finds himself falling in love. Yet he must suppress his feelings for fear of crossing a line that is based on trust.

Nate’s determination...

Being without Ella while in Afghanistan was hard. Having to say goodbye again is even worse. Although now a ghost, Nate can still make Ella happy when he visits. Their time together is precious, yet fleeting. Although being with Ella again is life’s sweetest gifts, Nate is desperate to heal her troubled mind and broken heart.

An unbreakable bond...

When Ella becomes increasingly reckless and sets off on a dangerous journey into the rugged wilderness, it’s up to both Nate and Ethan to find her. One man represents her past and one her future. One will use his marine training and the other his knowledge of psychology to keep Ella safe and help her...Trust.


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EXCERPT

I loved Nate with all my heart and the tragedy of losing him became somehow manageable when his ghost visited me. I never would have believed, if it hadn’t happened so many times. But it’s real. It’s possible for me to still be with Nate -- even if nobody else believes me.

Lily things I’m nuts, which is why she was so in favor of my being counseled by Ethan. If my work hadn’t insisted, I would never have agreed to it. And if I had known that being near Ethan would lead to even more heart ache, well...

At least he doesn’t make me feel as if I’m going crazy for saying that I can see Nate. He’s been through something this side of horrible as well. Maybe that’s why he’s the only one who doesn’t look at me with pity. Yeah, I could fall for him.

But in doing so, I would lose Nate. I just know it. I lose a bit of him every day and it just tears me apart to betray his memory, even when he tells me to go on with my life. The only way to figure out this mess of my life is to spend time away from both of them. So that’s just what I’m going to do. Looking out into the distance, I can see the high peaks of these mountains that encompass the National Parks Recreation Area. They extend for miles from inland valleys, up and over the passes, to the ocean shore. One could spend hours and days, weeks and months, and never have the chance to explore every inch of them. It was a perfect escape.



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AUTHOR BIO

Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, and Chick Lit. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C.
Before writing full time, she worked as an entertainment publicist, a career she chronicles in her novel, “Alert the Media.” However, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children, Casey, the Wonder Westie, and Bean, his brother.


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Cover Reveal~Stephanie Julian~An Indecent Affair Part III


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Title: An Indecent Affair Part III

Author: Stephanie Julian


Release date: August 11th, 2014




About An Indecent Affair Part III:



Letting her insecurities get the better of her, Katrina pushed Adam away after another amazing night in bed between him and Tristan. In the light of day, she realizes she needs to apologize. She only hopes Adam will listen.


After walking out on Katrina, Adam believes the only way Tristan can have a shot at a relationship with her is for Adam to step aside. He’s not the kind of man she needs in her life and Tristan has wanted her for too long to give up now.


Or course, passion has a way of derailing the best of intentions…


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Excerpt



Adam’s masterful kiss made her feel as if she was drowning in lust. His lips moved over hers with a purpose that had her pressing closer, rubbing against him.

Tilting her pelvis into his, she tried to get closer, her body moving instinctively. The hard ridge of his erection nudging against her clit made her moan. Made her want more. Harder. Faster.

How did he do it? How did he turn her into this crazy, impossibly horny person she didn’t recognize?

Simply by kissing her?

But it wasn’t just the way he kissed. It was the way he used his hands. The way he held her tight but didn’t make her feel threatened or dominated. The way he kissed her with complete concentration yet still managed to stroke her body into utter surrender.

She wanted him to stroke every inch of her skin with his hands. Wanted to get her hands on him. Just thinking about it made her moan into his mouth.
Adam groaned and pulled away from her mouth but not from her body. “Jesus, Kat.” He put his mouth against her neck and sucked on her neck hard enough to make it sting. “This isn’t smart.”

No, it really wasn’t. She tried to pull away, wanted to see his expression, but he wouldn’t let her move far enough away. He kept her tight against him, his erection pressing against her stomach, making her want to slip her hands into his jeans and stroke him.
This wasn’t why she’d come here.

Wasn’t it?

She tried but couldn’t catch her breath. His scent surrounded her, making her thighs clench and her sex moisten. She didn’t want to stop.
She didn’t want to be smart. She wanted to be naked and have Adam pound into her, make her scream his name.

Turning her head, she bit his neck. Not hard, just enough to make him shudder against her.

“Fuck.”

In the next second, he laced one hand through her hair and tugged. Her head tilted back and he sealed their lips together again.
This time, he demanded so much more. And she was more than willing to give it to him.

She returned his fast-building intensity with her own, her hands working under his shirt until she felt warm skin. Flattening her hands on his back, she pressed him closer, moaning when he settled his hand on her ass and ground his cock against her.

God yes.

The desire to wrap her legs around his waist and rock against him made her frantic. Her fingers dug into his back and she rose onto her toes, trying to make up the height difference. Her breasts felt tender and swollen, aching for his hands to cover them. Or his mouth. His teeth.

Gasping into his mouth as he lifted her off the floor, she wrapped one arm around his shoulders to stabilize herself but had no fear he’d drop her.
 The arm around her waist felt strong as steel, and the hand on her back made it clear she wasn’t going anywhere.

But he was moving and she was pretty sure she knew where he was taking her.

Still kissing her, he carried her to the stairs, navigating as sure-footed as a cat. Every movement rubbed her pelvis against his and finally, she had to break the kiss to catch her breath. Every nerve in her body was energized, every cell straining for something she was fast becoming addicted to.

That should scare the shit out of her. And somewhere inside her brain, it did. But that part of her brain had been hijacked by the unfamiliar sensation of wanting so badly and having what she wanted within her reach.

When they reached the top of the stairs, Adam stopped, and sudden fear swept through her. She didn’t want him to put her down and tell her to think about what she was doing. That he was going to ask her if she was sure and she was going to say no, she wasn’t, because that’s what he expected to hear.

“One question. Do you want me to stop?”

That had an easy answer. “No.”

Leaning close, he spoke directly into her ear. “Good. Because we’re about to cross a few lines, and I can’t even force myself to care. All I want is you naked and under me.”







Have a look at Part I & Part II of An Indecent Affair



Part I


Indecent Affair Part I
One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire.



Katrina refuses to give in to her mother’s demand to marry a man she can’t stand. After years of trusting no one with her heart or her body, she wants to be swept off her feet, to experience complete surrender, if only for one night.



Tristan has lusted after Katrina for years and tonight he’s making his move. He’ll steal her away from his brother, who doesn’t deserve her. Then he and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants…







Part II



Indecent Affair Part II
Katrina is finally taking control of her life. She's quit her job in Boston and is opening her own law practice in Philadelphia, home to Tristan and Adam. She spent one sensually mind-blowing night in their arms. And then she snuck out before morning.
Tristan is looking forward to breaking down Kat's walls and starting a relationship. Adam isn't sure Kat is the woman he and Tristan need in their lives. And he'll do whatever it takes to make sure they don't make a huge mistake...









About Stephanie Julian:



Stephanie Julian
I'm a reformed reporter who enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life.

In sixth grade, I found my mother's stash of romance novels hidden under her bed and realized they were much more interesting than the books in the school library. I devoured Rosemary Rogers, Bertrice Small and, most especially, Kathleen Woodiwiss.

In college, I majored in English and continued to expand my favorites list. Shakespeare, the Canterbury Tales, the Bronte sisters, Mary Shelley. Then I graduated and discovered there wasn't much I could do with an English degree.

That's when I found out they would pay me to write for a living at a newspaper. Want to learn how to write tight and clean? Work for a daily local and condense a three-hour meeting with an angry mob of residents upset about a sewer system overhaul into 15 inches in 20 minutes.

After my sons were born, I freelanced, working at home in my drafty attic office, and developed a two-book-a-day Harlequin habit that turned into a writing habit. My first attempts at romance were firmly rooted in the Harlequin tradition and I sold my first two romances to Avalon Books under the name Stephanie Scott.

But writing sweet romances was not what I'd had in mind. I wanted to write books where people actually got to have sex. I contracted my first erotic romance to Ellora's Cave and never looked back.

I write sexy series that combine heat with heart. Four are linked by Etruscan Magic: Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers, Forgotten Goddesses and Darkly Enchanted. I also write the silly-funny, super-sexy Lovers on the Fringe series and the straight contemporary DeMarco Investigations series. I'm also writing the serial menage, INDECENT.

BY PRIVATE INVITATION, NO RESERVATIONS and OVER EXPOSED comprise the contemporary erotic romance series, Salon Games.

I'm happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and I'm the mother of two sons who introduced me to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.













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