Monday, January 22, 2018

Grand Opening, New Website! AdeleDowns.com

Celebrating the redesigned website of author Adele Downs

Visit the official website of award-winning contemporary romance author Adele Downs at http://adeledowns.com and check it out.

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I hope you enjoy viewing the new site. Comments and suggestions welcome.

Adele Downs is the 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 a Delaware beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Anti-hero goodness inside!

Recently I had the opportunity to contribute some anti-hero goodness to an Evernight anthology. I love writing anti-heroes, because I love writing about a heroine who can tame her bad boy's heart. Of course in real life I like guys who are a bit awkward and nerdy like me, but writing romance is about living a fantasy, right? 😉 If you like anti-heroes, be sure to check out Lawless!

Meet the hardcore heroes of LAWLESS! They’re fearless, dangerous, big on revenge, and defiantly walk on the wrong side of the law. Although their morals may be compromised, their loyalty to that one woman is never in question. 

Our twelve hand-picked novellas are dark, dirty, and will make you see bad boys in a whole new light. From bikers to hitmen, these dangerous men won’t be satisfied until they have everything they came for—until they have her.

The King of South Side by Loralynne Summers 
Gentleman Jackson by Nicola M. Cameron 
Hungry Eyes (The Covenant) by Gwendolyn Casey 
Vandal by Amber Morgan 
Given to a Killer by Sam Crescent 
Angel Mine by Maia Dylan 
Kiss of Death (Dark Heart) by Sandra Bunino 
Hitman's Seduction by Olivia Starke 
Hitman's Angel by Elyzabeth M. VaLey 
Eli Logan's Return by Lila Shaw 
Trust by Kait Gamble 
The Last DiLuca by Beth D. Carter

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Darkness Rises is available now!

Good Morning everyone! It's the weekend and I don't know about you, but I am happy to be thawing out from all that cold weather we had this past week!

I'm also ready for the kiddo to go back to school. LOL!

Today I thought I would share with you a snippet of something different. Darkness Rises.

Michele and I wrote this for the London Calling Anthology, and now it has released on it's own!



London 1886

An unseen force has been awakened under the bowels of London. Jonah McRae, and his band of Dreadfuls have been called forth to dispatch the undead, and send them back to the depths of hell. What he hadn’t counted on was a raven-head beauty, Annabelle Craig. 

Monsters are Annabelle’s life. Trained by the best monster hunter of them all, she is ready to take on the scourge plaguing London at night. However, the lines between monster and hero are skewed when Jonah, an immortal and his men are bound and determined to fight beside her. 

The chemistry between them builds. 

Each night the zombie horde grows stronger and shows no sight of easing. Without finding the source of their reanimation, The Dreadfuls along with Annabelle’s Misfits, are doomed to fight until the whole city is razed or the culprit is found. What’s worse; the compulsion to take what is not his, pushes Jonah to the extreme: Take what he desires and let the city burn. Or, forgo his cravings and sacrifice himself to save London.


“Mr. Tinnin laughed. “She is a spirited lass. I’ll have fun watching her.”
“Stay away from her,” Jonah snarled.
“Are you falling for her?” Humor laced Mr. Tinnin’s voice.
“Never. Vampires don’t love.” However, he felt a possessiveness for her, more so than he’d ever experienced or understood. “We take what we want, when we want. We keep pets. Nothing more.”
“Mmm, I would love to have Miss Craig as my pet.” Andres winked at him. “She would be fun to bed.”
Again, the anger-jealousy mix churned within him. Jonah tried to breathe through it. Perhaps the effects from the spell were longer lasting than he or Omer had suspected. “I need to consult Omer. I believe the magic has caused issues with me.” Without waiting for a response, he took off, misting into the dreary London night.
Jonah spent the evening trying to get rid of the cloying need to shred everything in his path, while Annabelle’s faint scent clung to him with each breath. She wasn’t particularly remarkable. Didn’t have some extraordinary beauty to her, except for her raven hair and blue eyes. Yet the minute he saw her, he had to have her.
In some weird way, he wanted her to give herself freely to him. To bare her neck, and allow him to feed. Not enough to change her, but enough to lay a claim. The thought had his dick stiffening behind the enclosures of his pants. The brutal way his heart pounded stole his breath, and for a second he wondered if it might leap from his chest.
None of this made sense to him, and as he topped the hill near the mansion, he couldn’t force his feet to move. He didn’t want to be there. He wanted to be wherever the cursed Miss Craig was, while she wanted nothing to do with him—not surprising, after his little display with Mr. Tinnin. The bastard knew exactly what he’d been doing when he tried to intimidate Annabelle.

Get your copy of Darkness Rises, here!

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Cowboys Are Coming by Anya Summers

The final chapter in my Pleasure Island Series, Her Rodeo Masters, is out now. And I must admit that for me as an author, releasing the last book in this series left me awash in sorrow. With the release of HER RODEO MASTERS, it is the seventeenth book set in the same fictional world that began with The Dungeon Fantasy Club two years ago. There are characters whom I have lived with for the last two years and saying goodbye to them broke my heart. Yet this book also serves as a bridge for my next series, Cuffs & Spurs, set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with an all new group of cowboy Masters.

In Her Rodeo Masters, we have two cowboys, Dax and Nate, who are long time lovers that want to add a female submissive into their bed and their lives. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek excerpt from when Ivy first meets the hunky duo:

Entranced, she didn’t notice their presence until the seat beside her dipped. She swiveled her head back and was brought up short. The two men who joined her were deep in the bone, masculine alphas, in black Stetsons and Levi’s, with their ripped, muscular chests bare. Ivy simpered internally at the potent duo. She could actually imagine herself on one of those old school fainting couches with a hand fan whipping frantically to calm her over eager hormones at being so near such potent masculinity.
“Ivy, this is Master Dax and Master Nate. They enjoy topping a sub together and want to get to know you,” Tobias explained as he studied her. 
“If that’s all right with you, darlin’?” said alpha cowboy number one, who’d assumed the seat beside her on the couch. The man had ash blond hair the color of sand, and wore it a tad longer than the height of fashion. It grazed his wide shoulders, framing his muscular neck, poking out from underneath his black cowboy hat. His square jaw was lined with a short-cropped beard a shade darker than his hair, and he had a pair of full, sexy lips that made her think of long, slow kisses on the beach. He had a broad forehead, and his nose was prominent, with a minuscule tilt to it, like it had been broken once upon a time. His lion like eyes the color of molten burnt butter simmered with blatant lust as they raked her form, paying particular attention to her boobs.
“I’m Dax.” The handsome Dom beside her bit his bottom lip as his carnal gaze caressed her body. 
“It’s nice to meet you, Sir,” she murmured, and acknowledged his status with a slight nod of submission. 
The second Dom sat on the arm of the couch opposite his friend and said, “And I’m Nate. We were hoping you might want to get to know us this evening.”
She glanced up at him and was walloped by his smile. It caused a low burn to churn in her core. Master Nate was shorter and a bit smaller in stature than Dax, but no less enticing. He had midnight hair that was almost blue black in its sheen, and a day’s growth of dark stubble lined his angular jaw. His lips were wide and spread in a gregarious, sardonic grin that made her know in two seconds this was a man who would be up for anything: the naughtier the better. Yet it was his eyes that truly stole the show. They were framed by inky lashes and were such a vibrant azure blue, they reminded her of the waters surrounding Hawaii. He was leaner, his muscular chest taut with, she counted, an eight pack, and a dark happy trail which disappeared beneath the belt buckle of his jeans. Ivy had an image of tracing the slender, dark line of hair with her tongue.

For more on Dax, Nate, and Ivy, be sure check out Her Rodeo Masters.


Ivy Phillips is on a mission. She’s an investigative reporter for the Pasadena Tribune, and is hoping to write the story of the century by infiltrating Pleasure Island claiming to be a submissive. Except, when she gets there, she inadvertently finds herself auctioned off for charity and now has two hunky cowboys who want to own her body and soul.
Dax Johnson and Nate Banks have been a rodeo team – and lovers – for years. But they’ve yearned to add a sweet submissive to their union. When they meet Ivy, Dax knows she is the one for them, and the duo set out on a seductive campaign to win Ivy’s affection.
But when the truth is revealed, will their newfound relationship survive? Or will the two cowboys ride off into the sunset without her?
Publisher’s Note: This is the ninth – and final – installment of Anya Summers’ bestselling Pleasure Island series. While we recommend all the books, it can be enjoyed on its own.

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About Anya

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.
Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.
Twitter: @AnyaBSummers

Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers and Blushing Books!

Cuffs & Spurs Series
His Scandalous Love releasing March 8, 2018
His Wicked Love releasing May 8, 2018
His Untamed Love releasing July 9, 2018
His Tempting Love releasing September 6, 2018
His Seductive Love releasing November 8, 2018
His Secret Love releasing January 8, 2019
His Cherished Love releasing March 8, 2019