Gorgeous cover! @kathleenwrites brings Night Magic from @secretcravings and a #giveaway


Wow. Now that’s a cover! That makes me think of outer space, or something magical as well as romance and hot stuff!  By the way – is that the Bubble Nebula I spy on there? Woot!

I have fellow Secret Cravings author Kathleen Ann Gallagher here today to talk about her latest release. I have to say that cover intrigues the heck out of me!

Here’s more about the book:


Night Magic ~ Blurb

The beautiful but lonely owner of a bath and body shop, Krista Winter is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after being shunned for being a witch.

Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.

His mother, who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.

A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however, he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts linger between the love-struck couple.

How will Jon’s mother find eternal rest so he can move on with his life? Is he bound to a life of hell on earth?

Will Krista fit into his world when he learns about her past?  Could she be hiding a bigger secret? Is it possible for them to open their hearts to love? Could a touch of Night Magic b just what this couple needs?



Teaser ~ Night Magic

Steadying herself, she stood back and stared into his eyes. As Jon moved in again and plunged his tongue deep into her mouth, he lightly brushed his hand across the back of her hair, and she surrendered to his touch. It was as if a long lost lover had reappeared and claimed her heart’s desire. There was no telling what might happen next. Her whole body relaxed as he nuzzled her ear, teasing her with playful nips at her neck. All rules had been broken, but it didn’t matter. His hard shaft rubbed up against her stomach, and she swayed back and forth, unable to break away from temptation. His breathing sped up and his strong arms were tight around her back. She quietly moaned, lost in another world. Every movement brought her one step closer. Am I that lonely? I’m about to have sex with a man I just met. As his hand trailed across her back, her body rocked with his.

Each touch was electrifying, as if he wanted to devour her, and she found herself in a trance-like state. Is this what I’ve been missing? Running her hand across his firm bicep, she felt woozy. The warmth of his body was raising her level of arousal. Here in the middle of his office, she experienced a passion like no other. Everything seemed right. Lust took control of her senses and she let herself go with it. With each kiss he cradled her in his arms, his embrace warm and protective like a warrior of love. How did this happen? Had she found the man she was destined for or was it all a dream?

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Kathleen lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Writing has been her passion since she was a young girl. Contemporary and paranormal romance are her favorites. She has three adult children and three lovable grandsons. Her favorite romantic getaway is Cape May, New Jersey. You might find Kathleen on a beach down the Jersey Shore, wearing a straw hat, sipping on an iced tea, dreaming up her next romance novel.


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Night Magic will be available on Amazon on Monday, April 14.


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Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three? #menage with @houstonhavens

 Today I’m welcoming author Houston Havens to the blog with info on her new release – Sinful Surrender (Psychic Menage #1) LSB Cover Art Template for PhotoShop


Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.


In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.


Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.


Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?



With handsome men on each side, Fay felt like a fairytale princess as they led her into the candlelit log manor. She peeked out from beneath Drakker’s hat as a blond-haired man about the same towering height as Drakker appeared at the end of a hall. Her lungs tightened as she drank in the sight of him. Can it be? He wore a pair of tight, white pants and an unbuttoned red silk shirt that flowed out to the sides of him as he came rushing toward them in bare feet. Fay’s heart sped up. Tendrils of his shoulder-length locks wafted back, revealing a white feather attached with a beaded leather string. The adornment dangled by his ear giving him a savage but sexy appearance. Excitement raced through her as she realized it was the drop-dead gorgeous Logan Abán. Could her luck get any better than this?

“Where in the hell have you two been?” Logan came to an abrupt halt when his gaze fell on her.

She stopped breathing the moment his penetrating gaze raked over her from head to toe. It was hard to tell if his keen glint was infatuation or loathing.

He cleared his throat and much to her disappointment buttoned his shirt covering his beautiful, muscled chest. “Excuse me, ma’am.”

His voice matched his looks. It was sensual and charming. What she had expected of the Airborne barbarians was so far off from the reality. The men were polite and showed more manners than the average Dirt Dweller. It was making it harder and harder to accept the image her world had given her of these people. It was becoming even more difficult to see them as her enemy.

Leaning into Drakker, Logan hissed, “My office, now.” Logan turned, the feather in his hair swung free to tangle into the rest of his hair as he stalked to another room off the main hall.

Drakker ambled after him, waving his hand for her and Arlo to follow. Fay noticed the floors and walls were polished wood if she understood Rex correctly during her last mission. The decor appeared very rustic and masculine, but there was elegance in the crystal candleholders and lacy drapes.

“Damn it, Drakker—” Logan spun around after entering the room. His chest puffed out when he saw she and Arlo had accompanied them into the den. The room she recognized from her mind-travel mission caused her cheeks to heat. Fay’s heart thumped with adrenaline as she stood in the very room where she’d witnessed her first ménage.

A thrill rushed through her when she twisted around and spotted the safe she’d found the papers in that made her question her own government and take a leap of faith to come here in search of the truth.

“Drakker!” Logan flung his arms out to his sides in a silent question as to why they were here.

“Logan, she’s where we’ve been all this time. We found her—”

He stepped chest to chest close with Drakker. “She got a name?”

Both Arlo and Drakker looked at her with blank stares. Neither one had asked her name, nor did she offer it. Trained as a spy, she never gave information she didn’t have to give. Fay sauntered across the room, seeking refuge near the far edge of the desk, so she could see all three men.

Drakker released a breath. “She’s a Star Rider. She crashed her airship. When we found her she wasn’t able to talk.”

Logan’s chuckle sent a rush of warmth through her.

“Really?” His pleasant demeanor switched to an angry glare, making Fay’s blood run cold. He addressed Drakker in a grating tone. “Did you ever think she might be faking it?”

Drakker narrowed his eyes. “It crossed my mind, yes. But there was no way for me to confirm it until we got back here and let Andonis look at her.” He turned to Arlo. “She traveled with you, bro. With all that chitchat I saw you doing with her, did you think to ask her name?”

Logan looked stunned but recovered fast and said, “Wait, you just said she couldn’t talk.”

“In the last sixteen hours, she’s been able to utter a few words.”

Drakker turned back to Arlo, waiting for his response. “So? How ’bout it? Did she tell you her name? Did you think to ask?”

“Why would I ask her name?” He shrugged before sitting down on a love seat against the wall next to the safe. “I’m horrible with names, you know that. Star Riders’ have names fifty syllables long. Like I’d even be able to pronounce it, let alone remember it. Nah, I just called her my little filly.”

Drakker dropped his chin to his chest and gave his head a shake. Without lifting his head, he peered up at Logan. “So, no, I guess we don’t have her name yet.”

Logan turned and took her left hand into his. Electric tingles shot through her as he gazed down at her hand. His piercing eyes shot up with such intensity it forced her to look away. Logan’s grip tightened around her fingers drawing her attention back to him.

“Tell me your name.” His voice was low and commanding.

Fay swallowed hard and snatched her hand away. Something about his actions intimidated her. She sensed a determined and powerful man lived behind his sexy looks. After all, he was the leader of the Airbornes. “M-my name’s Fay Avalon. I’m—”

“God damn it, Drakker!” Logan ground out. He stomped behind the desk then slammed into his chair. “She’s not a Star Rider.”

“How do you know that?” Standing in the center of the room, Drakker crossed his arms and widened his stance with an arrogant arch to his dark brow.

Fay’s heart rapped hard against her chest. How did he know that?

“Come on, man. Do the simple math! First clue, the names. Fay and Avalon are both Old World Mole names. It’s to convince you she has an Old World Mole bloodline. Jesus Christmas, I can’t believe this. You should know this already. It’s not like this is your first rodeo.”

“It’s the first I’ve heard her name!” Drakker shook his head, looking down at the floor. “Maybe she’s an Old World Mole taken to a space station by a Star Rider.” He shrugged. “Either way, what’s the harm?”

Logan shot out of his chair as if someone had torched it. “Really?” He cussed under his breath, and Fay started to tremble.

“Second clue, Drakker. A Star Rider would not, nor would an Old World Mole, volunteer her last name. Last names are sacred knowledge, given to only a few. Third, if she is a Star Rider’s woman, where is her finger clan tattoo? No woman there is without a tattoo of claim.”

Drakker covered his eyes and rubbed at them. “You’re right.”

“I’m always right! Damn it, Drakker,” Logan continued, appearing not to be affected by Drakker’s defeated posture. “This is all shit you should know by now! What in the hell’s the matter with you?” His feathered braid swung out as he shot his head around to deliver a murderous stare and point an accusing finger at Arlo. “And I ain’t even begun with you!” His glance slid to Fay. “She’s a Dirt Dweller.”

Shit. Fay’s breasts bounced with each nervous breath she drew. Her heart pounded against her ribs. Sweat beaded across her top lip. How am I going to get out of this? She felt the urge to bolt from the room, but her body had turned to stone, cementing her right where she stood.

“Holy saints of hell, Logan! You can’t blame me. Drakker should have told me!” Arlo cussed again.

Drakker yelled back, “You’re the one who said she was a Star Rider in the first place.” He turned to Logan. “How the hell was I supposed to know she’s a Dirt Dweller? She crashed an airship. The Underworld government doesn’t have stealth photon airships.”

Logan shook his head and returned to his seat. “It’s pretty easy to figure the craft isn’t hers. It was probably stolen from a Star Rider.”

“How do you know that?”

Logan glared at him. “She doesn’t know how to fly the cursed thing. That’s why she crashed.”

“Excuse me.” Fay cut in having heard enough of Logan’s insults. “First of all, I know how to fly a stealth photon ship. I’ve been flying them since I was twenty-two.” She wasn’t about to admit to this arrogant man all her flights had been virtual flights. If she did, she was sure he’d find something in those details to use against her, or he’d think she was a fool.

“And you’re how old?”


Logan held out his hands, palms up, to show she’d just made his point for him. She sucked in a hard breath feeling like an idiot for giving him that bit of information. Her cheeks heated. Mortified, she dropped her eyes before returning them to see him acknowledge Drakker’s questioning gaze.

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Houston HavensBio Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to. Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting.An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series, and numerous articles in literary magazines, she has two award winning blogs. Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com



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#Spring fling blog hop with @LoveLustandLapt – prizes and #giveaways



Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

For me, spring means lots of vegetables are going into the ground for summer eating. The local farmer’s market starts in a few weeks and right now I could really go for a home grown tomato! But alas, I’m stuck with store produce for a little while longer. It’s just not the same. Sometimes, a poor substitution leaves you wanting the real thing even more!

But what if that’s not the case? What if the look-alike has the ability to make you one happy camper? That’s the case with Everett and Samantha from my SciFi Romance novella, Download My Love.

Everett’s a mechanoid, but his love is just as real as any man’s. It’s real to him. But Samantha has to accept it as real, too. Needless to say, it takes a bit of convincing…


Security Core agent Everett is assigned a special case—protect the daughter of Simon Gold, the father of modern mechanoid life. To ensure her survival, Everett’s given a special EMO upgrade, and can experience love for the first time. He’s soon head over heels and the super-charged sexual attraction threatens to fry his circuits while he fights to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. 

Samantha Gold detests her father’s work. She’s an off-the-grid back-to-lander who wants to keep life simple with her cows and her crops. When her father dies and inadvertently transfers a secret code to a hidden receptor in her brain, it’s only android Agent Everett who can protect her. Can she ever forgive her father for creating Everett—a man so perfect for her that he even loves her cows? 


“I don’t know.” Sam bit her bottom lip and held the two spatulas in her hands, weighing the feel of each. “I think I like this one better. It has a longer reach.” She handed her choice to the department store clerk mechanoid and set the other back on the shelf.

“Will that be all, ma’am?”

She rolled her eyes a little at the clerk’s predictable pre-programmed polite blather. If there was one thing she hated about mechanoids it was their droll, utterly humorless predictability. She’d never understood her father’s fascination with what basically amounted to a computer with a human face. When he’d moved into the shop on the basement level of their home to spend more time near his creations, she’d thought him obsessed. Later, when he’d told her he would one day make a mechanoid so human she’d never be able to tell the difference, she’d thought him crazy. Unfortunately, moving out of the house didn’t solve her problem. Her father’s work hummed all around her—from the taxi drivers to the barmaids. It was inescapable. She practically tripped over it everywhere she went, except the farm, her one bastion of sanity in a super-tech world. “Yes, thank you.”

She followed the clerk to the insta-register and held out her arm so it could scan the implanted credits. Even such a simple bit of technology annoyed her. She hated tech. Utterly and completely. Well, except for escalators. She’d always liked riding those. She pulled her arm back as soon as the machine beeped.

“Thank you, Miss Gol—”

A deafening crash drowned out all other sounds. She whipped around to see splintered wallboard flying and two men dressed in dark suits and sunglasses coming through the breach. They both headed directly toward her. She gasped in a breath and froze, every bone in her body turning to ice. The moment she’d dreaded had finally happened—they were coming to take her away for being an unfit citizen.

One of them pulled a gun. “Stay where you are, Miss Gold, and we won’t hurt you.”

The hell. She dodged right and fled down the next aisle, the clerk zooming after her with her purchase.

“Miss? Miss? Did you want to have this gift wrapped? Miss?”

Seconds later a thud shook the floor, probably the clerk being run over by the two thugs. She didn’t waste time looking back to find out. Sucking in air while running full tilt, she raced for the only exit she felt safe taking—the escalator.

Down she went, shoving people aside, and jumping over small children. Down, down, down as fast as she could. Screams split the air behind her, but she could not stop. Fear pounded in her veins, making her limbs loose and wiry and her mouth dry. Got to reach the bottom. Got to get out of here.

Her foot finally landed on the last step. She pushed off and collided with a massive wall of chest. A strong arm came around her, pressing her tight.

“Darling, there you are. I’ve been looking all over for you.” The voice was calm and smooth.

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My giveaway for this blog hop is (1) copy of Download My Love, in ebook format of your choosing. Please comment to win. Winner will be chosen the 24th.

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Thanks for visiting!


Taming Rydin by @cjdurranauthor a new #SFR out now from @decadentpub

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A Warrior Clan Novella 

Prince Rydin of the Royal WindClan Warriors lives in secret exile and frees slaves as penance for the destruction and death he caused in the past. Shunning the responsibilities of his Clan and suppressing his natural sexual desires, he is unprepared for the intense reaction that surfaces when he saves the life of a rare human found on a nearby planet. 

Nova has survived the harsh and unforgiving universe by using her overabundant sex drive to secure her way into her masters’ bedrooms. Fearing for her life, she offers herself to Rydin only to learn he wishes to free her, not use her as her other owners have. 

Although Rydin refuses Nova’s advances at first, his attraction to her grows and soon his urge to mate overpowers him emotionally and physically. Nova, given freedom to choose, is undeterred, and proves that she is willing and capable of satisfying the needs of the WindClan Warrior. Unable to deny Nova for long, Rydin seeks the help of his most trusted friend to find a reason for his uncontrollable desires. He uncovers a truth that will change his and Nova’s lives forever, and may tear them apart despite their heated chemistry.

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