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Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Always Hot and Dangerous in Sutter Butte #WolvesofWillowBend #NewRelease



Cassius, Alpha of Sutter Butte, leads the most ruthless and dangerous pack in the United States. Misfits, castoffs, and forgotten wolves, they rose to create a pack more than a century ago in utter defiance of the order of the day. Seen as pitiless and cruel, Cassius wants more for his people than a yearly bloodbath as they fight for a better spot in the pecking order. To change his pack means to change himself, and he will find rebellion on all sides, not to mention from his own defiant heart.

Sovvan Stark, Omega of Delta Crescent, lives a cherished, beloved life in the center of her pack—a delicate and hard won balance. Though she is not the only Omega, she is the most experienced with the tremors of pack upset when power shifts from Alpha to Alpha. When her Alpha approaches her about Sutter Butte’s request, Sovvan considers the matter for several months. While she might hold within her the key to helping the Sutter Butte Alpha, the undertaking could very well kill her.

Accompanied by a single Hound, Sovvan begins a journey to help Cassius rebuild the foundation of his pack, but first she will have to transform him…


Read the first two chapters.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

New Holiday Giveaway from Sabrina York

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Cerise asks, Is Mr. Darcy rich with 10,000 pounds a year income?

Darcy fans ask the burning question: How well would Lizzie Bennet really live after she married Mr. Darcy?

That leading statement that he had “ten thousand a year” sounds rich…but it’s enlightening to learn the facts.

To help you savor the possibilities of stepping into Lizzie’s shoes, I found a wonderful website that translates previous years’ British pounds into current British pounds. So for this Black Friday and your titilation, here’s a sample of the real cost of living for Mr. Darcy and his bride. I’ve added as examples the cost of a hired carriage ride, a girl's boarding school education, a few dresses and hats, a dinner party a month and a ball. The cost of paying his servants’ salaries is included in a percent recommended for expenses based on one's annual income. (Yes, all costs are those I took from original sources or experts of the period, give or take a few years on the publication date of Jane’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE which is 1813.)

A London carriage ride, hired hackney, 1-2 miles
(ex: Charing Cross to Hyde Park Corner)                                          1-2 pounds

Ladies hat, chip straw                                                                        18 pounds
Trim: Ex: Lace trim, 6 shillings per yard

Gown: Fine India Muslin, white, 13 per yard*                               39-65 pounds
(3-5 needed for full length dress)
*Sewing extra
(Alternate fabric: chintz 7-8 pounds per yard)

Dinner party, food and wine, for 16-20                                              20 pounds
Dinner for family of 4, 3-4 courses                                                       5 pounds 

To educate (a daughter) at boarding school, including
Transportation to, from                                                                        43 per year

Recommended expenditure for running complete household:
33% of all income should go to household expenses                                       3300
20% to servants’ salaries, equipage (i.e. horse, carriage)                                 2000
TOTAL:                                                                                                           5300

So, let’s do the math!
Darcy has income of 10,000 pounds a year.
To run his country home, he spends 55% a year of 10,000 =  5300. pounds

He gives one dinner party a month x 12  = 240.
1 ball for 100 = (equivalent of 5 dinners) = 200
Total entertainment of others per year     =                                     440.

5 new dresses for his wife, Lizzie =        65 x 5= 325
5 new hats for Lizzie,                              18 x 5=   90
Total for Lizzie:                                                                                    415.

What remains for him to expense:
·      Clothing for himself, rest of family
·      Education for children
·      Books, entertainment, etc.
·      His club dues, social responsibilities
·      Etc.
And of course, the total to run his London townhouse is not listed here. That amount would be approximate to that of running his country estate. So add another 5300 pounds to his annual expenses as a gentleman.

And by that rule of thumb alone, he would already be in debt by several thousand pounds.

And what does 10,000 pounds in 1813 equal in British pounds today?
638,000 pounds
Converting that into American dollars at today’s inflation rate, we get
$1,329,000.90
Darcy is a millionaire. But if he’s running two households, I hate to say this, he’s in financial trouble.
A few who are not in trouble, are the men in my Regencies! Please pick one up, will you? They have rather good reviews and I'm awfully proud of them.
Here's my website for a list: http://cerisedeland.com
MASQUERADE is #3 in my Regency Romp series, debuting soon!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Be Thankful… and Give Generously


Living in a free country does not mean everyone in it is free


More and more people in this country are turned out of homes due to financial setbacks—job losses, medical bills, and other catastrophic events. If they are fortunate, they will have family and friends to help them get by until they are back on their feet. If they are not, there is little recourse for them but a life in the streets, or in a car, if they are have one. Not a satisfactory solution, especially not with the approach of the winter season.

People with money are more free than those without.



Being thankful


I'm thankful that I have a house, a warm bed, and food to fill my stomach. I'm also thankful that I can give to others who are not so fortunate. I think a big part of being thankful is being willing to help those in need.




Do you know anyone in need? Is there something you can do today to give them a bit of comfort and a few more choices in their lives?

Food banks and other charities are fine, but often the help you give goes to nameless faces. Are there any needy people with faces that you can provide with a bit of hope today?







Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Eve! - Cecile Tellier




Happy Pre-Thanksgiving today!  I've got so many things to be thankful for this year, one of the most important is for you all.  Having people to read what I write is integral to not only a career but also just to my soul.  I'm very happy to share my mind's stories with you and hope to keep doing so for a very long time! I'm thankful for my family near and far, my children, and my strong network of support and friends!  I am also very thankful for our troops and service men and women overseas, our fire departments, and law enforcement who tirelessly spend every day working and often don't get Thanksgiving off.  I encourage you to thank any of those individuals you know or see,  or help someone less fortunate.



My newest release Kendall's Promise is now out from Evernight Publishing!  

Blurb:
The Magus of Miami, 1

Alysia Renaldo’s life was fairly typical and without troubles until the day a hurricane hit her family home in Miami.  The storm and the aftermath would forever change her life.  
Kendall Cerda had been waiting for the moment he would see Alysia again.  He didn't count on it coming with a threat to her life and safety.  It will be up to him to protect Alysia and put a stop to those who would take her from him. 
They will need to work together if they have a chance of survival when the danger of a fanatic extremist group comes for Alysia.  Navigating Aly’s feelings for Kendall will complicate things.  Will they make it through the obstacles together or will their lives together be brief?
Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017Y48NDU
Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/kendalls-promise-by-cecile-tellier/
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-kendall039spromise-1927581-344.html

It is also available on iBooks, Barnes and Nobles, Kobu, Smashwords and most ebook retailers. 


People often ask what I'm working on, right now I'm getting ready to unveil a new paranormal boxset that has a new novella in it with a bunch of awesome ladies.  I've also been busy doing photoshoots for some works in progress that are going to be mentioned more soon, for now though bask in the awesome that is Dante one of the male models I've had the pleasure to work with lately! 




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Not the usual excerpt book: Finder of Lost Love @kayelleallen #amreading #puzzle


The book Finder of Lost Love is not the usual excerpt book. This is a sample book that also incorporates a game for readers to play. By either reading all the excerpts first, or by reading them one at a time, the reader is able to answer questions, solve a puzzle, and then get a chance to win prizes. It's a new way to find great authors. The concept is a new one. It's called a Read and Play Adventure.

About the Book

Riley Anderson's fiancé, an investigative journalist, has been kidnapped by the mob, and the police will do nothing for twenty-four hours. By then, she's sure Leo will be dead. Something's wrong. You sense it. But as a new PI with little experience and few friends to assist you, can you save the day, or get Leo and Riley killed?

Locate clues hidden in twelve short stories plucked from romance novels by bestselling authors Jennie Marts, Bev Pettersen, Marie Treanor, Debora Dennis, Red L Jameson, Dariel Raye, Kayelle Allen, Ann Omasta, Lana Williams, Sydney Jane Baily, Nhys Glover and Tonya Plank.

You're the only one who has any chance of succeeding. Take the case! Read the stories, watch the mystery unfold, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and get a chance to win great prizes. It's easy and lots of fun!

Buy This Book

A free book is available to go along with this book. Visit my website to download Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers. http://kayelleallen.com/bro

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is a best-selling, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Doctor Who Day





November 23rd is Doctor Who Day. I write Sci-Fi romance and Steampunk Romance so naturally along with that, I am a bit of a nerd. I must confess, for whatever reason I'm not a die-hard Dr. Who enthusiast, however it does seem that the day should be honored.

I've included Dr.Who themed photos I've taken at local comic-cons.

As it's the holiday season with Thanksgiving this week, here is a Dr. Who Christmas themed video.



The closest romances I have to Dr. Who are my AI comedy Romances, Mind Date series:


A Woman of Intelectual Means

Her meets Humans meets a 1960's screwball romance
Em met the perfect man online, but he doesn't know she's artificial intelligence -- no body, just code.Em gets to know Jason through emails and Sim dating games. Jason makes her feel...so human. Is Em's superior intelligence enough to find a way to overcome the differences between flesh and code?
Em found the perfect man on the internet, but he doesn't know she's an artificial intelligence system -- no body, just code.

Code of Misconduct
Humans meets Her meets a 1960's Screwball Romance 
For a headless, bodiless, everything but mindless, woman, Betty gets around. She’s just an artificial intelligence system looking for a little fun by dating a hundred hot-blooded men online. The most eligible bachelor is Chet, a real live cowboy. He doesn’t know Betty is an artificial intelligence system. However, Chet has a secret of his own. Will his deep, dark secret save their relationship or doom it?


Happy Dr. Who Day!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AUTUMN IS FOR LOVERS

Not quite ready for Christmas reading, but want to relax with a story set in autumn? The hero and heroine of my award-winning novella NATURALLY YOURS fall in love under the Harvest Moon. This book has received 100% positive reviews, is an Award of Excellence Finalist, and gained numerous 5 star reviews from book bloggers. Give NATURALLY YOURS a try over the Thanksgiving holidays.

“I read this wonderful book in one sitting and I enjoyed every word.”5★ ~Jodie’s W.I.N.E List.


NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world?



Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.
In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books




Excerpt:
 “They called you a hero in the press.” Her dark lashes lowered and lifted and she smiled at him with admiration shining in her eyes. “They were right, of course. What you did for Jack can never be repaid.”
Mickey winced at the hero reference. “I hate to disappoint you, but I only did what I’m trained to do.”
Amanda made sounds of disagreement low in her throat. “Elena told me at least a hundred and fifty cars passed her on the highway. Every one of them ignored her cries for help. Of all those people, don’t you think one might have been medically trained? Or at least cared enough to respond? No. You stopped. Only you.”
Oh. He hadn’t thought of that.
She pointed a finger at his chest. “There’s a difference between you and other people. There’s no other way to explain what happened on that roadway. Elena is convinced you’re special, and I never doubt her perceptions. That’s another reason why I wanted to meet you.”
Mickey stared into Amanda’s eyes and her pupils dilated. Her lips parted, ever so slightly, as if to welcome a kiss. Her tongue touched the inside of her bottom lip and disappeared. Mickey knew then, she felt it too. Synergy. Chemistry. An attraction so powerful it turned kinetic on contact.
Some called it love at first sight.
Amanda. Even her name was beautiful.
She took a sip of her drink and he watched her mouth and throat work the liquid. When she set down the tumbler, she wiped a droplet from the corner of her mouth with a trimmed, unpolished fingertip. Mickey wished he could have swiped the bead away with his tongue.
Amanda leaned closer and pressed a hand to his wrist. “Trained or not, you were the only stranger on that highway who had a heart.”
Mickey laid his hand over hers and she let him keep it there. Until now, he wasn’t sure he still had a heart. His had been chipped away, piece by piece, like a block of ice since the war. He’d considered it long gone, with his soul. In mere minutes, what was left had thawed in the center, leaving him raw and exposed.
Amanda continued to speak; clearly unaware she’d stripped away another layer. “I love Jack like he’s my own son. He’s a terrific kid. I’ve helped take care of him since the day the Martins and I started this restaurant. When you saved him, you saved us all.” Amanda leaned in and pressed a quick, sweet kiss against Mickey’s jaw.
Their gazes locked when she sat back in her chair. The gravity of her words and her straightforward kiss humbled him into speechlessness. He’d been thanked many times before, but this woman had gotten to him like no one else. He squeezed her hand and then downed the rest of his drink. Amanda took another sip of hers and set the glass on the table before retreating into silence. She turned the tumbler slowly in her hands.
Mickey looked back at her and tapped two fingers against the menu’s leather cover. “Nothing here is what I expected.”
Amanda returned a quiet smile, either assuming he meant food choices, or pretending he had. She tucked her arms beneath her breasts and leaned forward against the edge of the table, lifting perfect white swells above the neckline of her blouse. “Organic means untouched by artificiality. Grown and consumed in its natural state. We eat only healthy foods unspoiled by chemicals, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds or cells. Pure.”
Pure. Mickey gazed at the stunning woman by his side. The texture of her skin looked smooth as cream and welcoming to the touch. He longed to run his hands along her thighs, imagining sleek roads leading to heaven at their apex. “I like the sound of that.” The way she looked back at him while he studied her face made him wonder if she’d read his mind.
The one that had gone dirty.

About The Author:

Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

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Buy The Book on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Naturally-Yours-Adele-Downs-ebook/dp/B00O8YLZZ8/

All Romance eBooks:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-naturallyyours-1644351-149.html

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482463

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For more information about books by Adele Downs visit http://adeledowns.com

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Treasured Find is a Night Owls Review Top Pick!! #paranormal #kindleunlimited

I hope everyone's November is going well. Mine's been hectic, but wonderful. I've been busy revising Beautiful Mistake, book 2 in my Royal Pride series, but I wanted to take a moment to share some good news. Treasured Find, book 1, has been reviewed by Night Owl Reviews and has been labeled as a TOP PICK!
Here's a little snippet of what they say:

"This fascinating paranormal romance is a delicious introduction to a world that has very special feline shapeshifters who are part of the elite section of their society. I love the novelty of these multispecies shifters, and the complex organization they have."

Stop over and read the rest! Night Owl Top Pick Review





Treasured Find
Royal Pride, book 1
Sometimes the greatest finds are unexpected
After five centuries, Rafe Alexander knows what to expect from life—boredom broken by the occasional call from Shifter Affairs. No matter how mundane the job, he always accepts their plea for help. He knows what it’s like to lose loved ones to the shifter trafficking rings decimating their species.
But the task that takes him to West Virginia changes everything. A human is dead. A shifter child is missing. And the human female connected to both tragedies is hiding a secret.
He needs to discover the mystery surrounding her. But the felines he houses—lion, tiger and jaguar—want him to get close to her for another reason. Jasmine is special, both for how she affects him and for the treasure she’s been guarding.
And as danger mounts, he’s left balancing his desire for revenge and his need to protect. But the line between them isn’t always black and white, especially where his family is concerned.
NOTE: This book was previously released. It has been revised and re-edited.

Excerpt #1
“Don’t get any crazy ideas. I am not going out with any of your husband’s friends. No more blind dates, thank you very much.”
“You don’t need any help from me. Once you drop the ‘stay away from me’ glare you usually wear around members of the opposite sex, you’ll have no problem picking up a guy.” Cindy tapped a single finger against her chin. “We might even have to beat them off you, especially if you display your goods a little more.”
She tugged at Jazz’s shirt until the lacy edge barely covered her nipples.
Jazz gasped and slapped away her friend’s hands. She quickly righted her top and glared at Cindy. Jazz hated her goods. Her breasts were too big for her frame, but genetics was a crapshoot. You got whatever the DNA mixing bowl dished out.
“Stop it. I am not enticing any lewd perverts with a showing of my goods.”
Cindy raised her hands. “Just promise me you’ll keep an open mind.”
Jazz bit back her sharp retort. Cindy meant well. It wasn’t her fault Jazz had to keep men at arm’s length. It wasn’t Jazz’s either, but those were the facts. Time for another lie. What was one more?
“Fine. The next hot guy who shows any interest in me…” I’ll ignore just like I did with the blond hunk Josh was talking to. She inwardly rolled her eyes at the ridiculousness of her lame fib. “will be the one I take home.”
“Now that’s an offer I can’t resist.”
Jazz pivoted. A wide expanse of muscle filled her vision. She followed the ridges of his stomach lower. His narrow waist met lean, denim-covered hips. Openmouthed, she stared at the growing bulge in his pants. An answering spark of arousal lighted within her. Shivers of awareness, the same ones that had skipped down her spine a few minutes ago, traveled from the hardening tips of her breasts to her clit. The bundle of nerves took on a heartbeat of its own.
She glanced into his face. Exotic, uptilted honey-brown eyes were framed by long blond lashes. Specks of color floated in those oddly bright eyes—gold, blue, green. Beautiful and downright captivating.
His full lips, parted slightly, glistened as if he’d licked them. She swiped her tongue across her suddenly dry ones.
“Am I hot enough for you?” He rubbed his thumb over the corner of her mouth. “Because I’m interested. Very, very interested.”

Get the book at…

Other shifter books:
ROYAL Pride series
Ø  Beautiful Mistake, book 2, available for Pre-order, releases 1-11-16
Ø  Favorite Obsession, book 3, available for Pre-order soon
KAGAN Wolves series (a parallel series set in the same world as the Royal Pride series)
Ø  Chance on Love, book 0.5, releases 2-23-16
Ø  Bridged by Love, book 1, available now
Ø  Shared for Love, book 2 (MMF), releases 5-10-16

The details…
Book Title: Treasured Find
Series Name: Royal Pride
Series Number: 1.0
Author: Nancy Corrigan
ASIN: B016LI22XC
Length: 92K
Publication Date: November 11th 2015

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A little about Nancy…
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.

She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.

Friday, November 20, 2015

There He Sat: Brooding

The latest release in the There He Sat collection is now available. Told from each male protagonist's point of view, these are alluring tales of betrayal, retribution and salvation and each is peppered with extremely hot sex! Comprising a collection, the stories are not interconnected and can be read in any order.



After catching his fiancée and his boss in a sexual tryst, Josh Dawson needs to get away from everything. A new city, a new life, is the answer. Waiting for the train that will whisk him away to his new beginning, he meets a confounding but enticing woman named Tara. She is everything his ex-fiancee, Kim, is not and Josh soon finds himself in an unexpected but extremely fulfilling relationship.

Rapidly constructing a happier lifestyle, Josh is shocked when Kim appears on his doorstep. Full of remorse and promises of a brighter future, she begs him for a second chance. Forced to question if his feelings for Tara are genuine or if he is merely rebounding from Kim, Josh’s doubt threatens his content new existence.

Torn between two vastly different women, Josh struggles with a decision that will bring joy to one and heartbreak to the other. His past and future collide in his tumultuous present and Josh faces a task that will change three lives forever.

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Excerpt:

The words on the page swam before Josh’s eyes. Try as he might, he could not concentrate on the book in his hands. Reading was to be a distraction, a way to pass the time whilst waiting for the train. However, the intended carefree task had become an exercise in futility. No matter where he was or what he did, he could not block out the image of Kim, naked, straddling his boss, Lou. He could picture her sweat-soaked hair stuck to her neck and shoulders as her breasts swayed with the effort of riding Lou’s cock fiercely. The heavy scents of perspiration and sex filled his nostrils every time he remembered the horrid sight.

With a huff, he tossed the paperback into the trash container beside him and crossed his arms. He closed his eyes and attempted to focus on the new job that awaited him in a new city. He was grateful for the much-needed fresh start. He only wished that he could feel the elation for it that he should. However, Kim had robbed him of that, among so many other emotions. Now, he was either furious or numb, incapable of feeling anything other than one of those two extremes.

He opened his eyes and looked about the station as he shifted his body on the hard wood bench. At this late hour the building was almost deserted, apparently not many people rode the midnight train to Calgary. He caught sight of a custodian and watched him languidly push a broom around the floor in front of the washrooms. After a few moments, he grew bored of the man’s slow and lazy movements and stared at his shoes, cursing himself for arriving at the station so early. He knew it would be difficult to pass the time and yet he could not stand being in his parent’s home a moment longer.
Despite their continual reassurances that they understood what he was going through, he could not help but feel like a failure when he had had no choice but to temporarily move back home.  He truly appreciated them allowing him to stay there while he had found his new job and prepared to move to Calgary. However, he could not bear another second of his father’s encouraging words that starting over was a good thing or his mother’s tearful begging for him to keep in contact as he was moving so far away.

The sound of small wheels caught his attention and he looked up to see a young woman walking toward him. She wheeled two suitcases behind her, one in each hand, and had two bags slung over each shoulder. She shuffled her flip-flop encased feet under the weight she carried, her floral sundress moving erratically around her legs. He wanted to look away but knew she was approaching him. There was no one else present and the lost look upon her face informed him that she was about to ask him something. Steeling himself for an unwanted conversation and hoping it would be over quickly, Josh held her gaze until she stopped before him.

Now he could see how red and puffy the areas around her eyes were. He assumed she had been crying recently. She smiled thinly at him. He thought the gesture looked forced, as if she did not want to smile but believed she should.

“Is this where the train to Calgary boards?”

Her voice was low and timid and held a sweetness he had not anticipated.  The small but genuine smile that formed on his lips surprised him.

“Yeah, the platform is right out the doors behind me.”

“Oh, thank God,” she sighed.

She righted the suitcases and then shrugged her shoulders to drop her bags. One of them hit a suitcase and then rolled several feet away on the filed floor but she did not seem to notice. She shuffled a few more steps and then plopped down on the bench beside him. He immediately straightened his spine and slid to the furthest end of the bench, wondering why she had not sat on the empty bench beside the one he occupied. His peripheral vision caught her head turn in his direction, and he reluctantly looked back to her. He watched the corners of her lips twitch and thought she was about to smile again. Her chin quivered and then, to his surprise and gross discomfort, she burst into tears.

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Author Bio:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing stories, and exploring my imagination. I’m a relatively new author in the publishing world, having recently had the first three stories in the There He Sat series, a collection of erotic shorts, being published. Before that I self-published two novels. One is a sweet romance, and the other a somewhat steamier look at the passionate relationship between a single mom and a vampire.

While I have been writing my entire life, I had to set aside my dreams to tend to the realities of attending college, working and raising my family. After planning a career and studying for it, I was sidelined by health issues that continue to plague me. The downtime allowed me to reopen the door to my writing ambitions, and here I am, writing daily and publishing professionally now. If you’d like to check out my work, I write in multiple genres, so there’s something for everyone! You can follow me on social media, as well. Links and all that, as well as my blog, can be found on my website. I’d love for you to visit me there!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Freedom is so Sweet



No matter how you feel about Pharrell's Happy, it fits in this situation. I'm extremely happy. As of today, 18 Nov 2015, I am FREE of Ellora's Cave. Completely free. My rights are my own again.

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Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance & Erotica
http://zenobiarenquist.com
Charmed Lovers (Box Set) :: With humans caught in a war between vampires and mages, three couples' love endures amidst the chaos.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Party in Hawaii

Come for mai tai's, sunsets and hula dancing!

Guest authors are coming for a day of teasers, giveaways and excerpts. Celebrating release day for our book, Lesley Kelly and I, A Taste of Paradise, along with other Blaze releases! Regina Kyle, Kelli Ireland and Vicki Lewis Thompson.


Regina Kyle
Dani Collins
Tawny Weber
Scarlett Cole
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Stefanie London
Kelli Ireland .
Jamie K Schmidt
Gina Gordon
Annie Raines
Karen Booth
Sophia Henry
Cathy McDavid
Juliet Burns
Vonnie Davis
Taryn Leigh Taylor
Tina Marie Clark
Kate Pearce

Click HERE to join the party fun and for more details

My newsletter will be starting up in December with freebies too! Please click HERE if you'd like to hear from me. I promise it will be short and sweet :D I also have links to all sale sites for my books on my website.

Hope you see you in Hawaii! Aloha!