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Friday, March 29, 2019

One Hell of a Combination + win a free book with @AuthorNicMorgan #Romance #Contemporary #Suspense #Action


Welcome to Sweet N Sexy Divas, I'm your tour host for the day, so sit back, prop up your feet and get comfy. I'm about to share some goodies with you.



One Hell of a Combination!

What do you get when you cross a tenacious woman, a headstrong man, a crazy dog, and a hurricane headed their way?





The backstory…

On November 30, 2016, Hurricane Nina hit Bali, Indonesia. In the aftermath of death and destruction, eight strong sexy men will realize that it’s time for a change in their lives. A resolution of sorts. A contractor, personal trainer, a millionaire, a stuntman, a rock star, a thrill-seeker, an army veteran, and a trust fund prodigal will all find a way to conquer their loss and learn to love. This is Hayden’s story.

Here's a peek into Hayden and Madison’s time together, as they’re forced to wait out the hurricane and try to survive the elements…

“Get in!” he put his hand around her waist and pushed her forward. “Hurry.”
Being careful not to slip, she climbed down the metal ladder which led to the shelter. Her soaked shoes provided little traction, causing her to almost fall more than once.
When she reached the bottom, she looked up to see him walking away. A minute ago, she’d thought he was the biggest idiot on the planet, now she wished he would come back so she wouldn’t have to be alone.
“Hey!” she shouted, knowing full well no one could hear her against the whistling winds.
Almost about to climb back up the stairs, she saw him return with an arm full of banana tree leaves. The man was strange, she’d give him that.
She’d no sooner had the thought before one of the storm doors shot up into the air, taken by the winds, it crashed down on top of the man’s head before she could even warn him.
With a bang, the door hit him in the head causing him to fall backward. Leaves, bananas and a black bag made impact before he did, passing over a dozen ladder rungs on his way down before hitting the ground with a thud.
A trail of blood trickled from his head. In that moment Madison knew she had no time to waste. She stopped on this road with the intention to save a dog. But she’d be damned if she didn’t do everything in her power to save this man.

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Thanks for joining me today. Have a fantastic weekend! 


Thank You for joining me today! I'll see you all next month on the 1st. Have a great month and remember to check out Romance Books 4 Us for some awesome reads! 

Nicole Morgan is an author of erotic romance novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit. While she's written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. From her very first novel about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.

She is a proud member of the Romance Books 4 Us Gold Authors and also one of the Sweet N Sexy Divas.  


Until next month lovies ~ Nic 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Her Damaged Guardian League of Wold Protectors Book One


Now on Sale!

Lincoln Talbert lived by two rules; get the money up front and kids were off limits. That’s what made him a standout enforcer for the Mikhailov family. But when faced with the choice to break rule number two, they weren’t very happy with his choice, turned their back on him, and turned him into the FBI. Recruited by James Brock, head of the Federal Paranormal Unit to work with the U.S. Marshals, he now leads a powerhouse team specifically trained for witness protection and paranormal criminals.

Savanah Delacour hides her true identity to keep herself and her family safe. But when she witnesses a murder she must risk persecution in order to save her grandmother and stay alive. Protected by a man who views personal connections as a weakness, she must breach the wall around his heart to save him, his team, and herself.


"This is paranormal romantic suspense that leaves you wanting more."        "Once I started I couldn’t put it down. ""...hang on to your seats."












Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Romantic comedy with whisper of mystery! Why won't the governess marry him? Book 2 in series!


Pre-order April. 29!
 Book 2 in Delightful Doings in Dudley Crescent where the lords and ladies find enchantment with (gasp!) servants! 

Pre-order for half price April 29!

At No.18, Baldwin Summers, the Earl of Cartwell, deals with innumerable problems. At thirty-six, he’s changed. He is no longer known so much as ‘Win’ that hero of Waterloo but now he’s hailed as his profligate brother’s heir. He’s pensioned off his two mistresses. He’s tired of gambling. Meanwhile, his mother presses him to marry—and he’s discovered no young lady with more than half a brain.

Now too, he’s had thrust upon him suddenly his friend’s eight-year-old daughter. Though she tickles him with her humor…and her exotic pets, the child needs a firm hand. With no idea how to mold her into a socially acceptable creature, he hires a governess.
However, that woman presents his most pressing problem. She enchants his ward. But she’s beguiling him as well. And it’s a wonder because she is so very...odd. She is quite educated, defeats him every time at chess—and dances. Nightly. In his upstairs hall. 
Alone.

He cannot ignore her. He cannot control her. Worse, he cannot quell his mad desire to kiss her.

But can he take on the ton and do what he really wants?

Can make her more than his governess?

But why won't this darling deign to become his countess?


Book 1 available now!
Be sure to read the first in this series. 

"Not your ho-hum Regency!" says one reviewer!

Copyright 2019, Jo-Ann Power writing as Cerise DeLand. All rights reserved. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Adjusting Addie by RJ Gray


Release Date: March 21st, 2019

She is a feisty social worker. He is an accomplished chiropractor. Her life needs an adjustment, and he’s just the man to do it.

Addisyn “Addie” Gabriel always knew she needed an alpha male to take her in hand. Former Marine Special Forces Operator turned chiropractor, Doctor Bradley Murphy, is that and so much more. Addie soon discovers that happiness lies with following the doctor's orders.

Publisher's Note: This action-packed romance contains graphic scenes as well as power exchange themes. Please do not read it if this offends you.



Excerpts

1.)   Addie looked up at Brad then and saw that he was sitting in his large desk chair. His broad jean-clad legs were spread evenly apart. His white dress shirtsleeves were rolled right above his elbow, unbuttoned as the cuff couldn't fit over his muscles, otherwise. She didn't know when he had taken off his tie, but he had. It was lying neatly on his desk. She looked into his green eyes and knew she was safe. It was a conflicting emotion, feeling safe with a man who was about to spank her, but it was there—safety. It was a calming realization, although nothing in her was calm as she took the steps toward him, toward her man and the deflowering of her butt.

He settled her until she was standing between his legs and looked up at her. "Good girl. I'm proud of you for making the right decision."

The words cut into her heart, carving away at some of the stone wall she had spent years building.
"Have you ever been spanked, Addie girl?" She shook her head no. "When we are here like this and you are going to be disciplined, I expect you to respond. You will answer me with respect. The phrase you are looking for is, 'No, Sir'. Have you ever been spanked before, Addie girl?"

"No, Sir," she whispered.

"Good girl." She could get used to those beautiful words falling from his lips.


2.)   Addie didn't know how much she needed the spanking. As each swat fell, she slowly gave over to it—the rhythm and the pain, the lack of control, the unwinding of the knots in her stomach, knots she forgot were there. The spanking hurt; it really hurt. Each swat that fell was another burning sensation. The sound of the swats didn't just resound in the room but also deep within Addie. She was able to release all the pent-up emotion, lying there over Brad's lap, by allowing her capable man to take charge of the situation and of her behavior. She felt safe, and she felt loved. There was a sense of calmness that fell over her with that realization. Her bottom was being set off like firecrackers on the Fourth of July, but she was calm in the knowledge that she was safe and he would never do anything to cause true harm to her person.

3.)   "Come for me, baby girl," Brad growled out as he thrust roughly, flexing his hips upward and hitting her G-spot with just the right amount of pressure. The raw, primal growl in his voice, along with the owning of her body, made Addie come undone. The orgasm washed over her body, vibrating and shaking it as her cries of pleasure filled the room. It was the first time in decades that Addie had felt beautiful.


Author Bio:  

RJ Gray started writing at the age of five when she won her elementary school’s story contest. Her writing has evolved from short stories about unicorns to books about dominant alpha males and feisty, stubborn females. RJ holds college degrees in both social work and criminology, topics that can often be found in her novels. She has spent the past fifteen years as the wife of an Army bomb technician and as such, she has a passion for military and veteran causes. RJ lives in Virginia with her husband, two young sons and their recently rescued beagle-lab puppy. 


RJ loves hearing from her readers. You can email her at AuthorRJGray@gmail.com She is quite the social butterfly and you can find her on the internet on her Facebook Page, Amazon,Instagram, Bookbub, GoodReads and Twitter. Another way to keep up with her is by subscribing to her newsletter


March 22, 2019
Wow, what an amazing, page-turning story that held me spellbound as it unfolds, with a great cast of characters, plenty of mystery, suspense, angst, and adventure. The chemistry between Brad and Addie is explosive from the beginning, and the more time they spend together, the more intense it becomes.

Addie is a social caseworker, was in the foster system as a child, and has so much compassion and understanding for the people, especially the children involved. She doesn’t have the best self-esteem, has a curvy body, is overweight, and has joined the YMCA fitness to work out and lose weight.

Chiropractor Brad Murphy works out each day at the YMCA and has been watching Addie, overhearing conversations, and becomes concerned when she nearly passes out in the cardio room because of overdoing it. This will be the beginning of their relationship, which starts off rocky but will smooth out.

The plot will have Addie uncomfortable with one of her cases and the man who will have supervised visits with his daughter. The little girl is uneasy with him, and it just sets off alarm bells with Addie. But then other things start happening, things coming up missing at home, and Addie thinks she is just misplacing things. When Mr. Whitehall makes some startling statements, it will scare Addie, but luckily Brad will show up to the rescue—but he isn’t a happy man. This is the catalyst for the rest of the story that is suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat action.

Brad and Addie’s relationship will go from friends to a couple who include domestic discipline when he overhears her putting herself down again. Once their relationship changes, it will come with agreed-upon rules. When Brad worries about her safety and learns some things that have happened, he is upset with her for not telling him—but they talk things out, and he just wants to keep her safe.

The story makes you think about being aware of what goes on around you. It does have a stalker who is spying of Addie and takes on a life and death threat and situation. It is also a story of two people who fall in love and make a commitment to live a D/s relationship with discipline. I liked that it brings out that there are different types of spankings, and they aren’t all punishment, sometimes they are for stress release, and sometimes they are for pleasure. There are also mildly explicit sex scenes.

“I love you, Addie girl. I want to be your everything, your partner and your confidant. Don’t worry about me leaving you; I’m here to stay.”

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Monday, March 25, 2019

March Madness isn't only about Basketball--Read a hockey romantic suspense, LOVE ON THIN ICE by Suz deMello (#romance #romanticSuspense #Sportsromance #hockeyRomance)

I fell in love with ice hockey over twenty years ago and, unfortunately, tried to play. I was an awful skater and an even worse puck handler... Needless to say, my amateur team was very happy to see me go! On top of that, I later developed arthritis in my low back and hips. Getting checked to the ice thirty times a week will do a number on the joints.

The only good thing to come out of my obsession was this book:



How far would you go to win your lifelong dream?


When filmmaker Zoë Whipple agrees to shoot a documentary about a hockey team’s season, she doesn’t sign on for scandal, crime and murder. But she discovers that players, rabid to win the championship, don’t let morality or the law stand in the way of their ambitions.



When a rookie dies from cardiac arrest, Zoë is saddened but not suspicious until another player, in the grip of ’roid rage, goes berserk on the ice and ends up in the hospital. Digging into the mess reveals illegal painkillers and steroid abuse among most of the team. Zoë, whose reputation for honest filmmaking is at stake, threatens to expose the scandals.



Is her new lover, team captain “Crash” Crasseau, responsible for the harassment and vandalism meant to scare her into silence? When Crasseau’s ex-wife is murdered, and Zoë’s daughter is threatened, Zoë must choose between her career ambitions and her child’s safety.



What others have said about a previous edition:



Five stars! I genuinely enjoyed this book.



John W. Cobb, Amazon reader



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Whether you are a fan of sports or not, I have no doubt you will enjoy this romance.



Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews


If you like what you read, find it at Amazon

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Reviewers' Heaven, 2 New Releases, and 1 Pre-order






Quite a bit has happened since my last post here at Sweet 'N Sexy, so allow me to bring you up-to-date :-)

February 26th


Death's Shadow

How far would you go to bring your twin’s killer to justice?

No one notices when Brianna Denton goes missing every weekend. With no immediate family or close friends left, being alone is something with which she has become well-acquainted, but when her sister is murdered, she finds herself on a lone mission to identify the killer.

According to the authorities, ‘no body, no case.’ Brianna’s quest to find her sister’s murderer despite the police department’s refusal to help, draws her into a life of drugs, alcohol, and prostitutionthe very elements that led her twin to the shadows and rat holes of the underbelly of North Beach.

Drawn into the dark underground society to face Tatianna’s killer, Brianna is about to come face-to-face with her own shocking destiny. As she unearths long-buried secrets, the tight edge of reality comes to light, challenging her tenuous grip on life as she knows it. Finding the answers she seeks could lead her to an even darker place.


March 12th



Generations ago, he died for her. Now, it’s her turn.



Pride kept them from looking at one another, but their bodies could not lie. Recognition lived in their souls, rekindling memories of passion, love, betrayal….and death.

Apache Elder Aidan Stringfellow, V, is a very wealthy man with one wish – to free his only son, the brilliant, yet abrasive David, from the curse that has plagued his family for generations.  When his controversial plan for a cure is revealed, shock and disbelief are only the beginning, for David has deadly, yet beguiling secrets of his own.

Choosing to honor Aidan’s wishes, David and Katala unwittingly awaken an ancient evil desperate to lay claim to the last-born Stringfellow – David. The tumultuous consequences of a vengeful pact spanning generations, defies time, tradition, and death itself.

Katala finds herself falling in love with a man whose gaze and touch ignite long-forgotten passion, propelling her to fight for his life. She unearths one devastating clue after another on her winding journey toward the truth, but unseen forces escalate their attack as truth collides with myth. Clinging desperately to her own sanity, she must find a way to reconcile the two, for even her own identity comes into question. Trust no one. Not even David.

Time is running out. Promises will be kept, and if the devil has his way, souls will be claimed.



Available now for April 9th release



A gift, a posh bed and breakfast, and a one-night-stand with a hesitant demon on leave from Hell could be just what she needs to save her life.

Can a punishing angel, a magical matchmaker, and a few moments of passion break the chains of Hell?

Kushiel, one of three punishing angels, and warden of a special league of assassins, has many secrets. One of his best kept secrets is an assassin called Hunter.

Deemed too dangerous to live among other wards of third Hell, let alone the general population of humans, Hunter resides in an isolated corridor of Hell. Unlike most of his cellmates, Hunter is allowed short periods above-ground, three-days, to be exact, each time to rectify a horrible wrong, meting out Kushiel’s justice.

Orphaned in her teens, Anitra just wants a normal life - to feel safe - but when dark secrets rise from her past, she escapes to an exclusive resort to get away from it all.
Anitra’s inhibitions take a vacation when she meets Hunter, but can a permanent resident of third Hell be trusted?






Reviewers' Heaven: Multi-genre Reviewer Roundup going on now!
Last week was for novellas, but there's still time to get in on novel week. Books galore with something for every taste! In fact, "Devil's Claim" and "Dark Opius" are both available for review during this event. Join us here.



Saturday, March 23, 2019

Death of a Pen Name

Yesterday, Maeve Alpin, a pseudonym I used for my steampunk and sci-fi books passed on. At one point I thought since I was branded as the Celtic Romance Queen, I needed a different name for my other genres but when the classification of sci-fi fantasy became more common Maeve’s death was imminent. 



Pretty much all my books, except I Love You More, fall somewhere in the sci-fi fantasy range. And  Maeve caused extra promotion work—I had to have two websites, brand two names instead of one, etc. Sadly, it became clear Maeve’s days were coming to an end. 

It wasn’t immediate, I had to stretch my funds to redo the covers of those books and to reformat them. Yesterday, the last three books that carried Maeve’s name for several years were transformed to—by Cornelia Amiri. They were the time-traveling fantasy romance duology of As Timeless As Stone and As Timeless As Magic, and a short romantic fantasy novelette, The Ghost Lights of Marfa. 


It was a privilege to use Maeve Alipn as the author name of  my books for that brief time. She served me well. So, I take a moment to reflect on Maeve Alpin and say my final goodbye to her. RIP Maeve. 



Regency Society forbids their romance, but can their love transcend time with the aid of robots and magic?

Little does Ricard know when he sets the broken head of an ancient Egyptian statue onto its body, the stone figure will transform before his eyes into the most beautiful flesh and blood woman he’s ever seen. 

Seshat, an ancient Egyptian Priestess has awakened in 19th century Paris, after centuries as a stone statue. Though enchanted by the wondrous inventions of steam-servants and a steam-carriage, she is enthralled by the inventor, Ricard. He ignites her sensual desires and in a steamy night of carnal magic, Seshat transforms Ricard’s life forever. But how far will he go to secure her happiness? Is Ricard’s love for Seshat powerful enough to transcend time?



With her bell skirt and layers of petticoats knotted, Felicity shamelessly straddles her motorized steam bicycle and rumbles down the streets of London. 

When a dark, handsome and half-naked bystander captures her attention, she crashes into a brick wall. 

After tinkering with a time machine, Heru, an ancient Egyptian, is swept through the ages to nineteenth-century London. He rushes to the aid of a woman in ridiculous clothing, riding a noisy brass-horse. 

Once he lifts her into his arms, he doesn't want to ever let her go. However, her father will stop at nothing to steal the time machine. 

How will Heru protect Felicity and the time machine and keep them away from her father?



Adventures Of A Small Town Single Mom - Beamed To An Alternate Dimension. 

Taking off, with no money and no prospects, to a small town in the Texas desert may not be the smartest move. However, when Kristy, a down-on-her-luck single mom, loses her job and gets evicted, she follows her intuition and heads to Marfa Texas to show her five-year-old son the famous ghost lights. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring is in the Air!


It’s officially spring! There may still be patches of snow on the ground, but there are hints that the winter has finally loosened its grip. There are still a few chilly nights ahead, and there is nothing better to keep you warm than a sexy werewolf. And they don’t come much sexier than Mikhail Matheson from Wolf of her Own.


Wolf of her Own
Salvation Pack, Book 9

Mikhail Matheson may be an outsider in Salvation, but he stays with the pack to be close to his sister. It has nothing to with the fact that Elise—the most fascinating woman he’s ever laid eyes on—is part of the pack. Mikhail has wanted Elise for years, but being with her could cost him his life. Soon he’ll have to decide if he’s going to leave the pack or risk it all to pursue a place at her side.
                            
After escaping her abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and seriously handsome Mikhail. But can she finally put her past behind her and dare to move on?
                                        
When danger creeps into the pack, both she and Mikhail have to be willing to sacrifice everything to have a chance at love.

Buy Links:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWQ4PK1/
Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/wolf-of-her-own.html
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-of-her-own-n-j-walters/1128615958
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wolf-of-her-own/id1381437118
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-of-her-own     


TEASER:

Elise set her mug down on the table and stood, curling her bare toes against the cold wood. She was going to get dressed, grab her camera, and try to capture the essence of the morning. She’d taken one step toward the door when she realized she wasn’t alone.

He was out there.

She always knew when Mikhail was close by. Every cell in her body hummed in a way that made her both hot and uncomfortable. She seriously thought about pretending she didn’t know he was there, but that smacked of weakness. And after so many years of being browbeaten by her former mate, she was through being a coward.

“Come out,” she demanded. Heart pounding and hands damp, she waited. Her breath quickened when he coalesced out of the morning mist. He was a big and powerfully built wolf. His fur was dark brown with glints of red and some streaks of gray on the top of his head. His green eyes shone with intelligence and something else she really didn’t want to acknowledge.

“What are you doing here?” Elise knew he often watched her. She could feel his gaze follow her wherever she went. She knew one word to Jacque and Louis and they would send him away.

She told herself she kept quiet because she knew how much Rina needed her brother. The truth was much more complicated. Elise was conflicted about Mikhail. The one thing she knew for sure was that she’d miss him if he left.

He stalked slowly toward the porch. She wanted to take a step away but held her ground. She hated how even after all these years, she automatically took a defensive stance around a male werewolf. Ten years her mate had been gone, but Pierre LaForge was still controlling her life.

No more.

She straightened her shoulders and reached for her wolf. She didn’t shift, but the presence of her wolf inside her gave her courage.

He shifted suddenly, going from primal wolf to powerful male in a heartbeat. His fur receded to display tanned flesh. He pushed himself upright so he was standing on two strong legs. His jaw cracked and reformed and his ears reshaped. The wolf was gone, leaving behind a man who was more than a little intimidating.

His features were rugged. She’d made a study of his face over the past months and knew it as well as her own. His jaw was square, a sign of his stubborn nature. Thick lashes that any woman would covet highlighted his vivid green eyes. Dark eyebrows slashed over them. His cheekbones were high and prominent and his nose had a slight bump in the middle. She wondered what kind of damage he must have done to himself for that to not heal properly.



N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.     

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