Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spotlight & Excerpt from DESTINED (The Austin Series #0.5) by C.J. Fallowfield

Destined
The Austin Series # 0.5
By: C.J. Fallowfield
Published May 27th, 2014 

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Gabe Austin is tormented by demons from his past. Blaming himself for his part in a tragic accident and abandoned by his father when he needed him most, he uses his charm, good looks and ripped physique to find temporary solace in an abundance of one night stands. Dominating, distant, unwilling to commit, sex becomes his outlet for his pain. Until he sees her. One glance was all it took to turn his world upside down, to make him want to possess her completely. Gabe just knew that she was the girl to heal his shattered heart, she was his destiny.

Destined is a short novella written from Gabe’s point of view. It details key moments in his life, leading to the events that unfold in ‘New Leaves, No Strings’, book one of The Austin Series, which combines erotica, romance and humour.

The Austin Series is six books in total, written from the perspective of Mia Page, and is designed to be read in the following sequence.

New Leaves, No Strings
Baggage & Buttons
Forever & an Engine
The Honeymoon Period
Love & Loss 
Infinite Love



Destined
© 2014 C.J. Fallowfield

I stared at the brunette beauty in front of my eyes and gently clasped her face, her blue eyes met mine and it felt like she could see all the way into my soul. She saw the shame, anger and guilt buried deep inside me, yet she didn’t turn away. Instead she clutched my shoulders, drawing me closer, as her full lush lips parted and softly brushed over mine. I groaned into her mouth as we gently kissed, all the while my stomach was doing somersaults that I’d never experienced until I clapped eyes on her.

My whole body ached with desire. I’d fucked hundreds of women before her, blondes, red heads, tall, short, skinny, plump, the odd brunette, yet I hadn’t felt this level of magnetism with a single one, until now. We were opposite poles destined to be attracted to each other, the odds of finding her had to be one in a … billion, yet here she was in my arms, willing me to taste her, caress her, possess her.

I took her over with deep plunges of my tongue into her warm mouth, as I slid one hand to the nape of her neck, holding her to keep her from escaping. My other gently clutched her throat, my thumb caressing her jaw as she melted in my arms. Damn it, I was feeling things from kissing her that I hadn’t even felt from sex with other women. What was she doing to me? I heard her softly moan my name, which made me groan again, I felt it to my very core. I reluctantly pulled away and tore my t-shirt over my head. I felt a surge of pride when she gasped as her eyes roved hungrily over my solid pecs and bulging oblique’s. Her body looked exquisite too, she had curves in all the right places and the way those jeans clung to that rounded backside made me quiver in anticipation of being able to caress it. I needed her naked, right now.

She looked up at me through her long lashes as her lips parted and her chest heaved, while I slowly unbuttoned her blouse and pushed it off her shoulders. She was bare chested and my cock surged at the sight of her perfectly formed pert breasts, with peaked soft pink nipples. I wanted to touch them, lick them, kiss them and suck them, then rip off her jeans, lay her down on the bed and touch every inch of her flawless porcelain skin. I’d make her come over and over with my fingers and tongue. I’d part her swollen pink folds and lash her clit with my tongue, teasing, pressing softly then hard, circling with occasional plunges into her warmth so she wouldn’t know what was coming next. I’d sink my fingers into her tight pussy and seek out her g-spot, stroking it again and again, as I gently sucked on her clit. I’d make her so wet that she’d be primed to accept my solid thick cock without complaint. Once she was crying with pleasure and begging to me to take her, I’d sink into her and make love to her until she pleaded with me to fill her with my hot salty come.

Make love to her? Something didn’t sound right with that. I didn’t make love, I fucked. Roughly. 

I groaned as I opened my eyes and realised I was in bed, alone, dreaming. That damn girl wouldn’t even leave me in peace when I was asleep. Since the second I’d spotted her I could think of nothing else, I wanted nothing else. Now it was time I did something about it. I was actually meeting her in less than four hours, and the only thing I knew for certain was that I’d stop at nothing until I made her mine.


I am a very young hearted 44 year old female from the United Kingdom. I enjoyed writing fictional stories as a child but, like many, long working hours in my career meant that I had little time for anything else. Finding myself in the fortunate position of now being able to work from home part time, I have been able to rekindle this long lost passion for storytelling. Writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerrys and copious amounts of coffee. 


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review of TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK HER UP (Deadly Games #4) by Lena Diaz

"My name is Devlin. But given our current ... predicament ... you can call me Devil." - Devlin Buchanan

Take the Key and Lock Her Up
A Deadly Games Thriller
Author: Lena Diaz
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Source: publisher for review

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Lena Diaz returns with another sexy, thrilling Deadly Games novel and the darkest question of all: What do you do when your freedom could cost you your life?

Detective Emily O'Malley just stumbled upon a killer's lair—and the remains of a woman he kept locked away for years. But this killer isn't done yet. More women are missing, and all clues point to Devlin Buchanan—the man who seems to know just a little too much. Emily's instincts are rarely wrong, and now they're telling her this sexy, mysterious man is hiding something big …

As a trained assassin for EXIT Inc—a top-secret mercenary group posing as an international tour company—Devlin "Devil" Buchanan isn't afraid to take justice into his own hands. But when the hot new detective on his trail gets too close to the organization and a contract is placed on her life, Devlin does the only thing he can: he turns rogue agent and kidnaps her to save her life.

With EXIT Inc closing in and passions running hot between them, Emily and Devlin must work together to find the missing women and clear both their names before time runs out … and the key to freedom is thrown away.


After a fairly long hiatus from the genre, I seem to be reading a lot of romantic suspense lately. This works out to my favor because I finally picked up my first Lena Diaz book. Once again, I was clueless going into the book. I didn't know if it was heavy on the romance or heavy on the suspense. I didn't know if it was going to be gory or if it was going to be mild. I will say this, though. I freaking loved this book! It was the perfect mixture of a very cute romance and a healthy dose of suspense. It was gory, but not too gory. Lena didn't go out of her way to gross me out... Well, for the most part. There was one scene that made me turn a little green…

In Take the Key and Lock Her Up, Emily O'Malley and Devlin Buchanan are on a mission. Emily is focused on solving a heinous crime. As a new detective, she often stumbles along. She's impulsive, often jumping into danger without backup. She's rational and irrational at the same time, but under it all, Emily is really a strong character that will do whatever necessary to catch the criminals and protect the innocent. Although, she does often go about things a little backwards. Devlin, on the other hand, is everything Emily isn't. Devlin is hardened. He views the world as right and wrong. In his line of work, it is his job to eliminate the wrong at all cost. Devlin is being framed for murders he did not commit. All he has is his word and an adorable, yet slightly annoying, Emily on his tail. As they work together to solve the crimes and clear his name, their attraction to each other grows. Soon it becomes clear that they have everything to lose.

I loved Devlin. From the moment he first comes to Emily's rescue, I was hanging on his every word. He is intelligent and incredibly strong. He's all alpha, all the time. He wants nothing more than to protect Emily, but he's also drawn to her. It has been years since he's felt this way and he can't seem to help himself as he steals glances and hot kisses. Emily, on the other hand, took a little bit to grown on me. She reminded me a lot of Sandra Bullock's character in the movie Miss Congeniality. Intelligent, strong, but yet aloof and clumsy. At first, I kept wondering how the heck she became a cop. Not only is she clumsy, but she always seems to be forgetting the rules of being a cop. As I got to know her better, Emily proves to be very strong in her own right. She's smart and she'll stand toe to toe with Devlin until he backs down. I loved Emily and Devlin together, both as a couple and as partners in figuring out the murderer. I loved the banter between them. I loved how they bounced ideas off one another. Their relationship wasn't one sided. He needed her just as much as she needed him.

As I said, I loved this book. The romance kept me wanting more and the suspense kept me turning the pages. I had no clue who the murderer was. Of course I had my suspensions, but both ended up being wrong. My jaw dropped when it was revealed and I promptly messaged my friend asking her how in the world she figured it out so fast. Take the Key and Lock Her Up is a fun book if you like your romance with a suspenseful kick. You don't have to wait until the end of the book before the characters realize their attraction. It is there all along, waiting for the right moment to throw Emily and Devlin together. The ending did leave me wanting more as it set up Lena's next series, which is connected with this book. I won't say how, but I can't wait to find out more. In the meantime, I do have the previous three books in the Deadly Games series to get caught up on. 


Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Promo & Excerpt from THE EARL'S MISTRESS (MacLachlan Family and Friends # 10) by Liz Carlyle

 The Earl’s Mistress
MacLachlan Family and Friends # 10
By: Liz Carlyle 
Releasing August 26th, 2014
Avon Romance

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Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose sensual skills are the stuff of legend. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap to his face, then stalks out with references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is left burning . . .

Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty-but the latter is no use to a servant. With orphaned sisters to feed, eviction nearing, and Hepplewood’s words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset . . .

But when fate unknowingly sends Isabella back into Hepplewood’s arms, the earl must make an impossible choice-draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life.


The Earl's Mistress
© 2014 Liz Carlyle

“Love at first sight, hmm?”

“That’s what Papa called it.”

“She looks beautiful, “ said the earl, still gazing at the painting, “—and so much like you it steals one’s breath.”

And in an instant, the awkwardness between them returned.  “I beg your pardon,” she said a little stiffly.  “I am out of the habit of entertaining.  May I offer you a glass of sherry?”

His gaze flicked toward her, sharp and knowing.  “May I not speak of your beauty, Isabella?”
“I wish you would not,” she said honestly.

He studied her for a long moment.  “You once said to me that beauty could be a curse,” he finally replied, “and that surely I, of all people, must know it.”

“I remember,” she said. 

“What did you mean by it?”

She lifted her gaze from her lap.  “I spoke wrongly, I suppose,” she said.  “It’s true of women.  Beauty for a woman is often a curse.  But for men like yourself who are both wealthy and beautiful—no, I suppose it does not matter.  It’s just icing on the cake of life.”

He shrugged, and looked away.  “I’ve wondered lately if that’s entirely true,” he mused.  “I wonder if it doesn’t worsen a man’s sense of entitlement, and make him more quick to assume what he wants will be his.  That he will, in the end, have his way.”  He stopped for a heartbeat.  “—But in the end, Isabella, I will not have you, will I?  I knew it the minute I laid eyes on you.  And I knew, too, that it would be better for both of us if I did not.  I should never have allowed Louisa to tempt me with that damned letter.”

She drew a deep breath.  “I cannot speak to your assumptions, my lord.  We must all wrestle with our own conscience.”

“I wonder if you ever have to do so.”  He turned to look at her again, his glittering blue gaze searching her face.  “Well, Isabella, I have asked my question, and you’ve answered.  I can ask nothing more from you.”  He set his wide, long-fingered hands over his thighs as if to rise.  “Shall I go, then?  Shall this be the end of it?”

Did she wish him to leave? 

Lord, she didn’t know.  She didn’t understand anything, least of all the feelings that stirred in her treacherous heart as she listened to him.  There was something about his deep, beautifully-modulated voice that melted over her like butter, warming her to the bone and weakening her resolve.

She dropped her head, her hands twisting in her lap.  “I do not know, my lord,” she admitted, her voice threading a little.  “I no longer know what I wish or think or even feel.  Since I returned from Greenwood, I . . . I haven’t understood anything.  Not myself, and certainly not you.”


A lifelong anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of sixteen historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina. You can contact her via her website at www.lizcarlyle.com

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Spotlight & Excerpt from LIGHT UP THE NIGHT (Night Stalkers #5) by M.L. Buchman + Giveaway

Light Up the Night
By: M.L. Buchman
Releases: September 2, 2014
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Romantic Suspense

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Trisha O’Malley rebelled against her affluent family by joining the U.S. Army’s secret helicopter regiment, the 160th SOAR. Now a Chief Warrant Officer, she found her toughest fight yet in the pilot’s seat of an MH-6M attack helicopter.

William Wallace Bruce is an undercover CIA agent who doesn’t trust the military. But when the Horn of Africa is threatened by Somali pirates, Trisha flies out to recover ships and hostages…including one very ungrateful Will. Everything about Trisha triggers his mistrust: her elusive past, her wild energy, and her proclivity for flying past safety's edge. Even as the heat between them turns into passion's fire, Bill and Trisha must team up to confront their pasts and survive Somalia's pirate lords.


Light Up the Night
© 2014 M.L. Buchman

Trisha looked up at Billy. His narrowed eyes revealed that he was indeed totally perplexed.

It was perfectly clear to her, and she just figured out that meant she was too damn stupid to live. She shrugged to herself, feeling the warm weight of his large hands still resting on her shoulders.

Well, stupid is something I'm really good at, she had to admit to herself. With one foot she shoved the door to her cabin closed until the latch clicked. Then putting a hand on either side of his neck, Tricia pulled his face down to hers.

His hesitation didn't last long, then the kiss became everything she remembered from the first one. Power, heat, strength.

And then it became more. When he folded his arms around her and held her tight against him as they teased each other's lips, she was just gone.

She'd never felt such a thing before. In Billy's arms, Tricia O'Malley felt ... safe. As if someone else would take care of the world, just for awhile. That was so foreign, she almost pushed away. Then she changed her mind and leaned closer because it felt so damn good.

Trisha wished she was still wearing the stupid towel, so that she could just let it slide ever so slowly to the floor like some heart-fluttering romance heroin. But she was dressed now, so she went for plan B.

Sliding her hands down to his waist, she tugged Billy's T-shirt free and dragged it off over his head. If she could have shredded it with her teeth, she would have.

When she reached bare skin, rather than throwing herself against it, she hesitated. A desecration of multiple scars ran across one of the most beautiful chest she ever seen. Two obvious bullet holes, one by his waist another terrifyingly near his heart. A third, old one deep on his arm, just below the shoulder -- the one Ralph of Detroit had given him. Thin white lines crisscrossed as if he'd been whipped or dragged over rough ground.

And one deep line that matched the scar across his face, as if a knife had been dragged diagonally down from his ear, over his chin, then sliced him from clavicle most of the way down his ribs below one breast.

Tricia look so slowly back up to his eyes, which watched her intently from just inches away.

Awaiting her reaction.

She didn't know what to think. She'd been all freaked out over a bullet that hadn't even penetrated her armor. He appeared to have been tortured and clearly been close to death several times.

At her continued inspection, he shrugged slightly as if to say, "It's who I am." 

She watched a shiver ripple over the skin as she stroked a single finger down the long line of the deep knife cut.

Then she leaned in and kissed it. The shiver turned into a soft groan that rippled across his magnificent chest.

It was the last sound they made.


M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Spotlight & Excerpt for THE LAIRD (Captive Hearts #3) by Grace Burrowes + Giveaway

The Laird
By Grace Burrowes
Releasing September 2, 2014
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical Romance

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He left his bride to go to war...

After years of soldiering, Michael Brodie returns to his Highland estate to find that the bride he left behind has become a stranger. Brenna is self-sufficient, competent, confident-and furious. Despite her anger at Michael's prolonged absence, Brenna has remained loyal to her husband, though Michael's people, and most especially the uncle who held the estate together for him, make it clear they expect Michael to set Brenna aside.

Though his most important battle will be for her heart. 

Michael left Brenna when she needed him most, and then stayed away even after the war ended. Nonetheless, the young man who abandoned her has come home a wiser, more patient and honorable husband. Brenna is hurt, bewildered, and tired of fighting for the respect of those around her, but if she trusts Michael with the truths she'd been guarding, he'll have to choose between his wife and everything he holds dear.


The Laird
© 2014 Grace Burrowes

Sometime after she’d fallen exhausted into her bed, Brenna felt the mattress dip and shift. A pleasant whiff of vetiver, whiskey—and meadow grass?—came to her as her husband arranged himself two feet to her left.

The next sound was harder to decipher, but she managed—the soles of two big male feet rubbing together, the bedtime equivalent of shaking the dust of the day from one’s feet, a small safeguard in the direction of keeping the sheets clean if conducted with those feet hanging over the side of the bed.

Michael punched his pillows next, several stout blows that would have knocked wayward notions from grown men.

“Are you trying to wake me up, Husband?”

The punching stopped, and she felt him flop down onto the mattress—and heard the put-upon male sigh with which he tucked himself in.

“You did not lock the door, Brenna. My things are in this room.”

So was his wife.

“Neither one of us wants talk.” The bed was huge, and they weren’t touching, but Brenna could feel her husband thinking.

“I did not want you to conclude I was sneaking up on you.”

“You’re hard to miss when encountered in a bed, Michael. Go to sleep. Morning comes quickly.” And yet, she was pleased the pillows had taken a few warning shots on her behalf.

“You want time.”

“I want a good night’s sleep.” Though she should have anticipated that, like any man, Michael would want to beat a topic to death once broached. He could not ponder a discussion and undertake it in manageable portions; he must have done with it, regardless of the hour.

“I want time, too, Brenna Maureen.”

Brenna rolled to her side, wishing she’d left a candle burning, despite the extravagance. “Time for what?”

“I was a good soldier, once I saw what was expected of me. It’s part of the reason I went to France. I was to look after my men, the same as a laird looks after his people. When I went to France, it was much the same, though I was in a garrison with soldiers of a different nationality. We looked after one another, most of the time, and when a man lapsed in that duty, he suffered consequences.”

What was he saying, and why must he say it to her in pitch darkness?

“If I were planning to run off, Michael Brodie, I would have scarpered long since. Many and many a family has left the Highlands, including entire branches of clan MacLogan. I could easily have gone with them.” Though her own clansmen had hardly recalled where they’d stashed her, once she’d come to live at Castle Brodie.

A considering pause ensued, and then Brenna felt a single, callused finger trace down the side of her jaw.

“You might have left, but you stayed. I’m glad you stayed.”


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.
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Review of TAKE DOWN (Billionaire's Club #3) by Mallery Malone

"I'm coming for you, Karina." - Gabriel

Take Down
A Billionaire's Club Story #3
Author: Mallery Malone
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Source: Netgelly

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Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may leave her wrecked beyond repair.

Little does Karina Armistead know, but Gabriel has decided that she will be his.

He will destroy anything or anyone who stands in his way.


Holy moly! Where can I find a Gabriel Devereaux of my very own? He's built like a man that knows how to pleasure a woman. And he's very...very...VERY determined to stake his claim for Karina. She's haunted him since their relationship ended abruptly, thanks to Karina's controlling father. He's had it out for Gabriel for years. Gabriel's had enough and it is his turn to get his revenge. Unfortunately for him, all thoughts of revenge flee his thoughts the moment he sees Karina. All he wants now is her...

Oh, my god. I am in love with this series. Each of the novellas got hotter as the series progressed and I'm pretty freaking sure Take Down was the hottest of them all. I loved every moment of this short novella. From Gabriel's need for revenge to falling for the woman he's loved all this life to Karina finally standing up to her father. This novella rocked! I loved Gabriel and Karina. Both were so very strong in their own right. Gabriel has had to overcome so much hatred to become the champion cage fighter he is. Karina has had her own ups and downs from dealing with her family to coping with the possible loss of her voice early in her career. Together, Gabriel and Karina can do anything. Most importantly, they can fall in love again. My only complaint is the usual - why is this a freaking novella?! I would have loved a full length novel just to see more of Gabriel and Karina's relationship, especially more of them getting to know each other again and being together. Those were by favorite parts of the novella. Still, I loved it and I hope this won't be the last in the series.


Mallery Malone is the author of contemporary and historical romance of all heat levels. An avid reader, she loves to discover new worlds and characters that strike a deep emotional connection.

Mallery lives on the outskirts of Atlanta with her guitar hero husband, several cannibal fish, and two standard poodles who think they are lapdogs. When not working the day job, she spends her time hanging out with friends, people watching, and working on her next writing project.

Her current work is the upcoming Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans.  The Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans novellas, by Mallery Malone, are steamy contemporary romance stories centered around the Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men in New Orleans.  They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

A visit with the authors of the Brought to His Knees box set + giveaway

Hello there! Today I welcome the 11 super talented authors from the sexy box set, Brought to His Knees. Author Cynthia D'Alba recently gathered the authors together and asked them what makes their hero (or heroes) sexy. 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

Take it away, Cynthia!

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Hi all! Cynthia D’Alba here. Thank you to Ms. Crystal for having the gang from the BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES author collection on her web home today. Brought To His Knees is a collection of 11 stories from 11 well-known authors celebrating the fall of the Alpha male when finally succumbing to love. Here’s a little enticement….

The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.

Enter with anticipation. Finish satisfied…

Now, just about any romance reader will tell you that the Alpha male is sexy, so each author was asked…What Makes YOUR hero(es) Sexy?

Author Name: A.M. Griffin
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Dark Wolf Enterprises
Sub-genre: Paranormal
Kristof Farkas of Dark Wolf Enterprises is a wolf shifter. Need I say more? LOL. He’s tall dark and handsome. He’s a take control sort of guy. He’s also willing to put his needs over others. He’s not perfect, and I don’t like perfect hero’s, but he comes around in the end and that’s all that matters.

Author Name: Amy Ruttan
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Building Bridges
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
I really like Alpha males. Especially Alpha males who are broody and have a secret. I love when a heroine comes in and breaks down an Alpha’s carefully placed walls. Plus, William is a cowboy. Cowboys make me swoon every time.

Author Name: Anya Richards
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Three Strikes
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary, M/M, multicultural, erotic romance
Sergeant Kyle Pictou is not just a handsome cop, but he’s controlled, astute and ambitious, a very sexy combination to me. He also has a big secret, which makes him emotionally distant. The other hero, Vincent Williams, is scarred, physically and psychologically, but he’s worked hard to get past that as much as he can. I love his strength of character, the fact that he loves animals—dogs in particular—and that, like me, he’s a Jamaican.



Author Name: Cynthia D’Alba
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: A Cowboy’s Seduction
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary, Western
I love hero with a good sense of humor, especially dry humor. My heroes are smart and loyal, two traits that are uber-sexy. But when you add in muscular legs, strong arms, and washboard abs, it’s impossible not to want to want the whole package. With Brock Wade, the reader (the heroine!) gets all that and more. A caring and honest lover who’s willing to try anything for the woman who brings him to his knees.


Author Name: Danica Avet
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Born to Sin
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
Oh Sin is sexy because on the outside all you see is big, bad tattooed mechanic, but when you really get down to the essence of who he is...he’s hot, he’s confident and he had a hidden soft spot a mile wide. I’m actually looking for my own Sinclair Rivas right now.

Author Name: Felice Fox
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: The Sound of Your Name
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Western
Brody loves sex and he’s damn good at it. He’s very confident, until he meets Ellie—he’s forced to learn her body and how to please her while resisting his own urges. To me, a man who makes his woman’s pleasure a priority while holding back his own, is incredibly hot.

Author Name: Jennifer Kacey
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Beneath the Pages
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary / Menage / BDSM
Radigan is an actor. Tall, dark, broody, and he’s dominant with a capital YUMMO!!! His security detail are sexy, delicious and willing to follow his orders on how to pleasure his woman. Acacia never knew what hit her.

Author Name: Lynne Silver
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Cruising for Love
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary
I go for smart. A guy can have smoldering looks and 8 pack abs, but if he can’t make me laugh or think, he’s done for. Jonah, the hero of Cruising is a doctor. And he’s trying so hard to be an alpha male because he thinks it’s what Andi, his heroine, wants.

Author Name: Sabrina York
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Whipped
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Erotic Romance
The sexiest thing about Dane Coulter isn’t his rock hard abs or his Special-Ops-warrior physique. To me, what makes this man irresistible is the fact that he swore—swore—he would never fall in love, and then, right off the bat, he meets a woman who shatters his resolve. To his chagrin, she is the one woman he can never touch. I love the conflict in him, the heinous tug between desire and a man-code that clearly needs to get tossed. And Tina is determined to make him suffer. It’s delicious.

Author Name: Sayde Grace
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Chief Sin
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary Western
Bowie Sinet is calm and collected except when it comes to my herione. They have a past so she knows what to say to make him come out of his brooding seriousness. His last name starts with sin and he knows how to.  Not to mention he’s tall, black headed, southern and the sheriff. What more could you want? I know, how about a man with a great sense of humor and honor? Well then Bowie Sinet is the guy for you. I love writing characters who make you smile and this cowboy will do just that.

Author Name: Tina Donahue
Title in Brought To His Knees Collection: Make Me Surrender
Sub-genre promoting: Contemporary menage
Physically, they’re hotter than sin. Travis is the proverbial tall, dark and handsome hunk with sin in his eyes and a wild streak. He owns a saloon that caters to bikers. Need I say more? Dutch, who’s just as hot, looks like a biker, what with his shaved head and impressive tats. Emotionally, what makes them irresistible is that they honestly respect women. They’re bad boys, sure, but they don’t use, they don’t hurt. They’re Alpha heroes who command and cherish. A potent combination.

Well, if this collection doesn’t keep you up reading late into the night, I don’t know what will!

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A.M. Griffin
A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies. ARC for new books are here. Sign up for my newsletter to receive info and giveaways.

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Amy Ruttan
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. When she's not furiously typing away at her computer, she's a mom to three children.
Life got in the way, and after the birth of her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a romance author.

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Anya Richards
Multi-published author Anya Richards lives with her husband, youngest kid, a mutt, and two cats that plot world domination one food bowl at a time. The humans support her writing while the animals see her preoccupation as a goad.

Insatiably curious and irreverent, Anya loves history, music, the sea and a good rum punch. To learn more drop by Anya’s website www.anyarichards.com or follow her on Twitter @AnyaRwrites.

Cynthia D'Alba
Award winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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Twitter: @CynthiaDAlba

Danica Avet
Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing. When she isn't writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to and watches hot, burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.

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Felice Fox
Felice is a big fan of bluegrass and country, and a lover of all things woodsy and romantic. Her cowboys have been described as “a danger to panties everywhere” (Herding Cats & Burning Soup) and “not for the faint of heart” (Fresh Fiction). Felice lives, loves and occasionally sends out naughty text messages from Silver Lake, California.

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Jennifer Kacey
Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in the great state of Texas. She writes contemporary, adores menage, but regardless of the number of partners each tale she weaves will come with a full side order of kink. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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Lynne Silver
By day, Lynne lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.

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Twitter: @LynneSilver

Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the award winning author of over 20 hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy erotic romance to scorching BDSM. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests, to download her free Teaser Book and enter to win the royal tiara.

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Sayde Grace
A native of South Alabama Sayde Grace was raised among the cotton fields and dirt roads of the south. A lifelong story teller, Sayde began writing full time five years ago. Her books range from romantic suspense to erotica. Growing up in the equine and cattle industry have given her a behind the scenes knowledge of the industry.

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Tina Donahue
Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist for Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Her romances have been finalists in the EPIC competition, named Book of the Year at a French review site, received Awards of Merit in the Holt Medallion competitions, and won second place in the NEC RWA contests. Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market and is a total chocoholic.

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