Fall into #romance blog hop! #giveaways #hopswithheart

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I’m excited for fall. After 17 days in the 100’s in August, I need a break from the heat! Besides, fall is a good time to read. It’s just made for hanging out in the evenings and relaxing with a good book! I have plenty of romance books on my Amazon account and I plan to tear through the TBR pile like nobody’s business.

I have over 500 books to choose from!

Favorite genres: Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Cowboys, GLBT and Science Fiction too.

In addition, I’ll be writing as well. Working hard on a few anthology stories and digging out some moldy oldies from the hard drive that need to be reworked and then published so they can see the light of day.

Genre-wise, I kind of run the gamet here too. I have some GLBT to finish, Romantic Suspense, Erotica, and even Science Fiction Romance. So yeah, I’ll be pretty darn busy!

As you know, keeping readers happy is pretty much a full time job. * wink *

To help me decide what to work on first, leave me a comment on what is your favorite genre and I’ll enter you into my drawing.

sci spanks coverFor this hop I’m giving away a copy of Sci Spanks. It’s a Science Fiction anthology with spanking stories by 15 authors – myself included – and it’s just the thing to read on those darkening nights to keep you feeling frisky!

Happy Fall!




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At Second Glance: #contemporary #African #romance by Vicki Ballante and @decadentpub


Woot! Welcome Vicki Ballante to the blog today with her new Decadent Publishing release, At Second Glance!

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At Second Glance

Vicki Ballante




Four years after her divorce, Merryn decides she’s ready to find someone. Joining an online singles site, she connects with the perfect guy. Funny, sexy, sensitive. When he suggests they meet, excitement compels her to say yes.


Kirk pines for his ex-wife, but realizes he must move forward. After several stimulating online chats, he believes she might be the one for him. Smart, sexy, willing to experiment and learn. But when he happens across his ex, all his plans fly out the window.


Will Merryn learn to relax and have fun without giving her heart? Can Kirk forget the past and become the man he longs to be?




Panda: I have no idea what you look like. Are you as prickly as your profile pic?

Her user name was Hedge, short for hedgehog, her favorite animal. She had downloaded a cute pic of a hedgehog from an online free photos website. The little pokey nose and eyes took up the bulk of the picture, but the prickles were still visible.

Hedge: Are you as cuddly as yours?

His panda bear thumbnail showed one patched eye and a nose.

Panda: Will you ever know? Tell me, I’m curious to know what you’ve learned in your research.

Hedge: Not much actually. I read erotic romance novels. I’ve read up about all sorts of things that I was never willing to try before.

Panda: I gather you were in a relationship before?

Hedge: Let’s not go there.

She took in a shaky sigh. She didn’t want to dump all of her hurt onto a complete stranger, even though she would never see him.

Panda: I’ve had several of those.

Hedge: There. You’re a modern guy.

Panda: That’s why I’m trying to be a bit more old-fashioned. Maybe I should research on chivalry. I’m learning that for women it’s not all about the sexual act. There needs to be a build-up, some stroking and loving first.

The room felt hot. She fanned her face with her hands. This guy sounded dreamy, sexy. So far, their chat had been very platonic. Now suddenly, it had changed direction.

Hedge: You are a guy, right?

Panda: You insult me. I know some guys just want to rush things to climax and are only interested in the sex part. I’m different. I want to build a relationship, too.

Hedge: Yeah, but that can get in the way of having some fun.

Panda: You are a woman, right?

She laughed out loud and peered at the door to ensure Dr. Seer didn’t come with another sample. All the romance novels implied women nowadays were crazy about sex. When she’d first starting reading the genre, she’d hated them and deleted a whole lot from her e-reader. Curious again, she’d downloaded a couple more. She got hooked. Maybe they had something she didn’t have and she could learn from them. When Fifty Shades of Grey came out, she’d already read all the stuff. But if she were faced with a real relationship again, would she be like she was with her ex-husband Kirk, stiff and unsure of herself?





Author Bio:


Vicki writes erotic and fantasy romance. She loves taking her characters into an alternate world where strange and sexy things happen. She lives with her patient husband and three noisy kids in South Africa. In between being a busy stay-at-home Mom who hates housework and spends half her life cooking everything from scratch, she runs several blogs, writes under another name, and buries herself in the delightful world of her characters. When growing up, her school friends asked her if she wanted to be a nun. She always said “no.” Wonder whether they’d agree if they read her books.


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Online Links for Vicki:


Blog: http://www.vballante.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vicki-Ballante-Sugar-and-Spice/517893148283488

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBallante

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/vballante/




Welcome @nancy_corrigan’s sexy fae with @amazon and @ellorascave #giveaways! #PNR


Today I’m happy to welcome Nancy Corrigan to the blog with her newest book, Hunter Betrayed. When I asked her to do a post about her story world, I totally never expected to learn such a crazy thing ever existed! Read on…

Modernizing a Mythological Creature, the Redcaps ( @Nancy_Corrigan )

My new series, Wild Hunt, is a sexy take on the Wild Hunt myth. It’s an epic tale of love and the battle between good and evil. In this world, the good guys are the Huntsmen and the bad are the creatures of the Unseelie Dark Court.

So who are the monsters of the Unseelie Fairy Court?

Meet the Redcaps…

In folklore, Redcaps are malevolent creatures who must murder regularly or else they’ll die. WOW! That was my first thought when I started researching them. My mind took all the other details I’d learned about them and I gave them life and a purpose in my new world of the Huntsmen.

In the Wild Hunt series, they’re humans who’ve sold their souls to a fairy master in exchange for power and immortality. They retain their personality and act as their fairy master’s right-hand man. Their new position doesn’t come without cost, however. They must kill regularly and soak their gauze cap, their tie to the fairy master, with their victim’s fear-laced blood. If it dries out, they die. Because of this requirement, they are perfect candidates for modern day serial killers.

Raul, the Redcap in Hunter Betrayed, is serial killer whose signature murder is one that haunts Harley’s dreams. He’s not alone, though. There are dozens of redcaps waiting to take his place. As Arawn, Lord of the Underworld, says, ‘One man cannot rid the world of evil.” And he’s right, but maybe his Hunters can.


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Cover_HunterBetrayedHunter Betrayed

by Nancy Corrigan






Wild Hunt, Book 1


Tainted from birth, Harley lives a life cloaked in darkness and temptation. She resists the lure of her evil legacy by holding the memory of her ghostly savior close. Every night without him is agony. She fantasizes about him and yearns for his body, but he’s not the protector or lover she’s envisioned. He’s a Hunter bred to eliminate her kind. He’s also her only hope of salvation.


Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court. For a millennium, he’s sacrificed to ensure the horrid creatures remain in the Underworld, but his strength wanes. He must rely on his enemy’s daughter to save him, but he doesn’t expect the intensity of their lust or love. Her touch calms his wild nature and ignites his carnal desires. He’ll risk all to save her, but doing so forces him to make the ultimate sacrifice, one that’ll damn him to suffer forever in his own living hell.


A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave




Rated R




She swiped her thumb over the slit already glistening with pre-cum. His warning turned into a moan. Liking the sound, she bent and kissed the swollen head. His flavor hit her. A shuddered breath escaped. He tasted as smoky and rich as his scent implied. She licked, suckled and teased more of his essence from him. The moans reaching her ears were hers, but the curses belonged to Calan.


Hands in her curls, he urged her closer. The silent demand reflected her wants. She opened her mouth and drew him in deep, as far as she could. She groaned around the thick cock stretching her lips. The unique flavor of her Huntsman had the potential to intoxicate her. Already lightheadedness threatened. She grabbed his thighs to steady her swaying body. Poised above him, she had him right where she wanted him. She wouldn’t let the opportunity pass.


She curled her tongue around him, licking the head she held grasped in her mouth. Another swirl and more of his smoked and rich flavor overloaded her senses. The demand for more echoing in her head mirrored the controlled lift of his hips. She widened her lips and sucked until he hit the back of her throat. Her gag reflex kicked in, something she’d never experienced before, but no man she’d ever had in this position had been as large as Calan.


Slow deep breaths through her nose eased the automatic response to the thick cock lodged deep.


He massaged her scalp. “That feels good, but ease back, angel. I’m too much for you. Don’t want to hurt you.”


Not if she could help it. She wrapped her hand over the length of his erection and stroked from its base to where her lips held him. His groan encouraged her and she fisted him, working the section of his exposed cock. More involuntary thrusts and more of his delicious smoked taste flooded her mouth. The muscles of her throat relaxed. With the next push of his hips, she swallowed him.


Her eyelids fluttered on a guttural moan.


So. Damn. Good.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. AuthorPic_HunterBetrayedShe enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.


She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she’s not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.


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New release: #romsus Forsaken by @sarahballance #giveaway I haz the cover luv!

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sarah will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please click the banner to see a list of other stops on the tour.

Her past is back to haunt her—and this time, it’s got a gun.

When Gage Lawton finds his brother shot to death on his back porch, every shred of evidence points to one person: Gage’s ex-lover, Riley Beckett. The only gun in town that fires a bullet of that caliber belongs to her.

Certain the shooting is payback for his part in the loss of her parents, he abandons his promise to stay out of her life and confronts her, his rage backed up with a revolver. Yet when she steps through the door, all thoughts of revenge burn to ashes.

A year after Riley unwillingly walked away from Gage, she enters her home to find him sitting in the dark, gun pointed at her head. One look into those achingly familiar blue eyes reminds her how wrong she was to let him go. But now there’s more standing between them than their heated past.

A twist of fate—and a hail of sniper bullets—puts them in the cross hairs of a killer, leaving Riley with just two slim options: trust her greatest betrayer, or face a murderer alone.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Prepare to get caught in a crossfire of profanity, danger, and desire. Intense violence may trigger the desire to wear body armor…and take it off. Very, very slowly.

Now enjoy an excerpt:

“Gage?” Her voice broke on the single syllable. Riley’s grip on the keys tightened, her blood raging hot and cold all at once.

A creak sounded from the corner chair. Her eyes refused to adjust in the darkness, but not even the faint light kept the blond streaks in his russet hair from giving him away. Like rays of sunshine, she used to tease, and her words never failed to draw a scowl across his rugged face.


God help her, her name on his lips sounded as it always had. Coarse. Dangerous. Forbidden. Even before… The memory surged, hot and vivid, leaving a metallic taste in her mouth. White heat assaulted her from every corner of the room.

The keys fell to the floor with a dull clink.

Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids.) When not buried under piles of laundry, she may be found adrift in the Atlantic (preferably on a boat) or in search of that ever-elusive perfect writing spot where not even the kids can find her. To learn more about her work in contemporary, historical, and supernatural romance and romantic suspense, please stalk accordingly.

Website: http://www.sarahballance.com/

Blog: http://sarahballance.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarah.ballance.author.news

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahBallance

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/SarahBallance34/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4103362.Sarah_Ballance

Buy Links:

Samhain Publishing – http://store.samhainpublishing.com/forsaken-p-73612.html

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Forsaken-Sarah-Balance-ebook/dp/B00K7YXB4Q

Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forsaken-sarah-ballance/1119867315?ean=9781619222625

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/forsaken-25

iTunes/iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/forsaken/id878566015?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Google Books – http://books.google.com/books?id=F5OSAwAAQBAJ&dq

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forsaken-Sarah-Ballance-ebook/dp/B00K7YXB4Q/

Amazon CA – http://www.amazon.ca/Forsaken-Sarah-Ballance-ebook/dp/B00K7YXB4Q/

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