Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Romance Awareness Month

August is Romance Awareness Month. I am a huge fan of romance, after all, I am a romance writer, so I’m all for romance awareness.

Here are some interesting survey findings:
  1. 81% of women and 69% of men agree women are the more romantic sex
  2. 73% of men and 80% of women say they want more romance in their lives
  3. 57% of couples say their anniversary is the most romantic occasion
  4. 34% of American consider Summer Vacation the most romantic occasion    
Both 3 and 4 beat out Valentines Day.

When it comes to romance we often appreciate the little things the most. Such as when your partner or spouse:

·  Caresses your back
·  Takes your hand in theirs
·  or Cooks your favorite meal

GoodReads has a Romance Awareness Month Reading Challenge with several categories, some of them include Reading: 

·  a romance novel.
·  a book that is 7th or 8th in a series, where someone uses a dating service, or where something important happens to the hero or heroine.
·  a book where the hero or heroine does something romantic for someone else.
·  a book that is 2nd or 4th in a series, or a book where a couple celebrates an anniversary.
·  an Erotic Romance where the main characters have a strong or intense connection to one another or a book where the couple goes on an adventure or tries a new activity.
·  a book that is in a romance sub-genre
·  a book with a couple holding hands on the cover.
·  a book where a character has to forgive or trust another character.
·  a book with a couple hugging or kissing on the cover. (About to kiss does not count!)
·  a book where the couple comes together because of a project or something that they have in common.

Click here to take the challenge. All of my romance books meet at least one of the categories. Please check my romance books out at my website

And please comment below to share the most romantic thing someone did or that you'd like someone to do for you?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Award-Winning Book HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs #Viking #Romance #PRN

Do you enjoy reading paranormal romance? HER IMMORTAL VIKING won the HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding fiction and hit the Amazon Top 100 in its category on release day. Readers and reviewers say they love this story. Have you downloaded your copy?

"Downs’ clever mash-up of Viking elements and contemporary romance (and oh, the hot, hot Viking!) make this novella an absolute winner." 5 Stars! ~Words, Words, Words

"I loved this story. I could not put it down and it was an easy read. The chemistry between these two is electrifying and has you craving for more. Look forward to seeing what Adele comes out with next." 5 Stars! ~The Hoarding Readers Corner (Kellie)


Here's a little about the story:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

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Visit Adele Downs on her website at http://www.adeledowns.com
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Monday, August 21, 2017


Hi there! I'm author Olivia Starke, an editor as well as a multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romance. My stories are on the spicy to erotic side and I LOVE MY JOB. I've been doing this since 2009, when erotic romance and ebooks were just gaining ground. It's exciting to see how ebooks have grown in the past eight years, and being part of that is equally thrilling.

Here's seven random facts about me:

1. I am a book hoarder. I quite literally have hundreds of books in my house right now. There is no such thing as too many books. I'm writing this post while sitting in the library, because you can't beat that book smell!

2. I am a shameless fangirl of Doctor Who and Supernatural.

3.  I love Brussel sprouts. True story. I. Love. Them.

4. I'm a crazy cat lady and I will never apologize for it.

5. I grew up on a farm, still live on a mini-farm with horses, cats and dogs, but I'm really a city girl at heart. I miss pizza delivery!

6. I wrote my first romance in 6th grade between a Pegasus and a unicorn. I still hope to self-publish it someday :)

7. I currently have a giant crush on Charlize Theron.

I hope you'll visit my webpage www.authoroliviastarke.com and check out what books I currently have available. I'll be posting some fun stuff in the future so stay tuned!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

#SixSentenceSunday ~ Playing Cat and Mouse Zodiac Shifter Series

Happy Sunday! Here we are, once again enjoying another #sixsentencesunday!

Today, I am bringing you something fun, and special. Tomorrow is my birthday. It's also the release day of Playing Cat and Mouse part of the Zodiac Shifter Series. This is the first book I will be writing for the series and some of the characters will be returning for Borrowed Time.

So, I hope you like the six sentences, and you'll join me for release day/slashed my birthday. (FYI from now until 2 weeks after the 21st, Playing Cat and Mouse will be on sale for only 99cents.)

“You’re not going to leave this alone are you?”
“Nope, not until you make me understand why you’d walk away from your mate,” Wilhem stated.
“Isn’t it obvious?”

No. Not really. “About the only thing obvious here, is you’re being stubborn.”

Saturday, August 19, 2017

M/M Work in Progress~ Evelise Archer

Here's a small snippet from my current work in progress. M/M. still untitled.

Felipe slumped onto the seat of the scarred wooden chair, the legs scrapping a few inches across the luminescent dark stain of the floor.
Tears welled in his eyes as he read the note, handed to him by his good friend Brother Francisco- again.
Mi querido hijo. Es con un corazón pesado que necesito informarle de un accidente de vehículo que tomó la vida de nuestra amada Adelina…
It stated his sister did not survive an unfortunate vehicle accident and he needed to return to his family’s estate post haste. And would not return to the monastery.
Leave the only home he’d known since his thirteenth birthday and return to the family estate, Vides Enredadas- Tangled Vines. His tears finally spilled over. Felipe wasn’t sure which he cried more for- his sister’s death or that he’d have to leave the security of his home for the past nine years.

Evelise Archer is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a new-found lover of tea, and don’t look in her office because what you find may astound you. She currently has twenty tins of tealeaves just waiting to be brewed for her drinking pleasure. She is bilingual, lives in one of the original thirteen colonies, and is a lover of the cold weather and snow. It’s a safe bet that you may find her on the beach in the autumn and winter, but rarely in the summer. She’s been married for over thirty years to a loving man who puts up with her obsession to clean—she currently owns three vacuum cleaners—, read, and spin a tale when the voices speak to her. When she’s not in front of the computer, search her out in the local gym.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Free 1st in Series!

I was surprised to find out how many people did not know Working Girl and all her Mr's were available in North America! I discovered this at RWA17 when in Orlando. People said they'd never seen the book, or the cover until they came to RWA. But people loved the cover and all my download cards disappeared, yay!


You can still get Mr Monday FREE!

Only a few weeks left to get the first book free in the Working Girl series thanks to my publisher Eternal Romance. I was invited to sign at the Grand Central Forever book signing at RWA this past July and I was thrilled to be there! I was signing download cards since it was to tricky to get books over from the UK so quickly.

If you do speak French, German, Spanish or Portuguese, Working Girl has been translated in to those languages and Dutch is coming in the new year.

Some of the awesome sweets at the Harlequin Party.
How cool was it that I sat right beside Heather Graham at the Literacy signing! She sold out her books in about 10 minutes and one reader just missed out and started to cry!
Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference was in Orlando this year and I brought my adult kids with me. It was great to have them around and I was so proud of them. They enjoyed themselves and loved the huge two room suite we got at the Swan Hotel.

 Here is a LINK to Mr Monday.  💫   if you've read & 💞 Tess's story, please leave a review xo. Positive reviews are so important to us.

Sorry my post is late. I had an emergency oral surgery procedure yesterday afternoon and it knocked me for a loop.