Review: Penemuae by Lea Barrymire

Penemuae involves Watchers, Nephilim, and humans that are a bit more than human. It follows the fated-mate trope of many a paranormal romance; this time around it’s Watcher (think sort of fallen angel) Penemuae and human Evelyn (who happens to be one of the few humans who can see Watchers and Nephilim).

There are some funny moments and great lines in this book. One of my favorites was Evelyn’s description of Pen’s scent as “trees and summertime wrapped in cinnamon toast.” There is also some nice interplay between the Watchers.

Despite a good premise, this book falls a bit flat on execution. Grammar mistakes, a dire need for commas, and typos abound, all of which undermined the story for me. I found many of the dialogue sequences featuring more than two characters difficult to follow. It wasn’t always apparent who was talking, and I had to take my best guess. Also, there were a few times during four-way conversations where two of the characters seemed to be talking as if the rest of the characters disappeared for a few moments.

The connection between Pen and Evelyn wasn’t that strong for me. I felt I was being told they were attracted to each other and falling in love rather than being shown much evidence (perhaps too much reliance on the fated-mate trope). Most of their conversations included other characters and were world building in dialogue form (which is a fine way to world build but doesn’t really build rapport between characters). Evelyn’s discovery of the hidden world of Watchers and her role to play in it was a much more compelling story line than the supposed love story.

This book reads quickly and has many entertaining moments, but I just couldn’t love it because I didn’t get to know the characters well enough to fall in love with them. I give it three cat kisses.

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Evelyn and Jessica had met in high school and become fast friends. They’d attended nursing school together and were both hired by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia right after graduation. They were constantly being mixed up by co-workers. Their blonde hair, blue eyes and vivacious personalities were so similar they joked about being twins, separated at birth.

While they were nearly identical in looks, they completely differed in philosophies on life. Evelyn strove to help others whenever she could, softer in heart and soul. Jess had seen evil from a young age, experienced abuse at the hands of her parents and had become harder in heart to deal with the betrayal. She loved strongly and held onto anyone she cared for, but if you hurt her she’d strike back before walking away. Their personalities worked well together, balancing each other out.

“I’ll leave you to your charts. Have fun tonight and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”

Jess pulled her in for a tight hug, a signature of the rougher woman. Evelyn soaked in the embrace and smiled. The reminder for the next day had a shot of enthusiasm burning some of the exhaustion away. The first Saturday of each month was their day together. Both made sure to have it off and never made other plans. They’d spend the entire day doing whatever together, reaffirming their friendship, hanging out and usually ending with buckets of ice cream being washed down with bottles of wine.

“I can’t wait until tomorrow.” Evelyn stepped back. “What’s the plan anyway? This month is yours, right?”

Blurb

Therefore shall they never find peace…

The temptations of love and lust brought the two hundred Watchers together. When they decided earthly possessions were more important than divine instruction, they were bound to each other, and the Earth, forever as punishment.

The Watchers can feel change coming…

After three thousand years, and more heartache than Watcher General Penemuae can remember, all he wants is an end. Exhausted in heart and soul, he lives to fight the Nephilim and atone for his disgrace, his only objective to rid the Earth of evil. Until the day he meets her. Evelyn, the human woman who shouldn’t have survived, who can see things she shouldn’t, who makes him want things he’s sworn not to desire again.

Face to face with evil, Evelyn finally has to accept there is more on earth than mere humans when she becomes the target of an immortal malevolence. Saved by an avenging angel with eyes dark as night and remorse to match, she finds herself in the middle of a fight she may not survive.

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About the Author

Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She’s slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life’s adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn’t reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.

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10 Questions with Author Meredith Bond

Katya: What does your writing process look like?

Meredith: I’m a plotter. I work out in detail my characters and plot before I ever start writing. I then put together an outline and try to write a scene every day.

I am more of a pantser.

Katya: Do you have any strange writing habits?

Meredith: I tend to pre-write. I start out my writing every day by writing a journal entry detailing what I want the scene to be about, what is going through the point of view character’s mind, how what happens will affect them or someone else. It’s me telling myself the story and the implications of it, but it gets me into character, into the point of view character’s head and usually my writing will slowly shift from telling to showing to actually writing the scene.

Katya: What is your favorite/least favorite part of the writing process?

Meredith: My favorite part is definitely the plotting. Figuring out what my characters want and need and how they’re going to get it, and, of course, what is going to stop them from getting it.

My least favorite part—editing! Ugh! I hate grammar. I hate re-reading and re-reading and fixing. I usually go through a book two or three times before I send it to my editor and then I’ll have to go through it at least two more times after that. I get so tired of it and usually by that point I just want to move on to the next book. 🙂

Katya: Is there a subject you would never write about?

Meredith: I’m not interested in writing about wealthy, famous people who are interested in their money and fame or building money and fame. My stories are usually about misfits. People who just don’t fit in to their world and how they deal with that.

Katya: How important are names in your books? How do you select names?

Meredith: Names are vitally important! In my new book, Bridging the Storm, I changed the name of my heroine three times before I found one that I felt fit her personality. She’s a strong person, so she needed a strong name. And she lived during the Regency, so I needed a common English name as well. I think, finally, the name Kate fit her very well. But the way she came across as a person was very tied to her name. When she had the wrong name, she didn’t come across very well. Once I found the right one, she really became the person I knew she could be.

Katya: What literary character is most like you?

Meredith: When I was a little girl I identified a lot with Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden. She was very curious and always wanted to figure things out. She was initially selfish, but then learned that happiness came through helping others (and making things grow).

Katya: What is something you want to accomplish before you die?

Meredith: I want to see my children happily employed and with partners who fulfill them and make their lives as wonderful as my husband has made mine.

Katya: Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t?

Meredith: Australia. I’ve never been there, but I’d love to go—it’s just really far and takes a very long time to get to.

Katya: What books/authors have inspired you?

Meredith: Georgette Heyer is the author who got me started writing Regencies. Jo Beverly, Mary Jo Putney and Julia Quinn have all been big inspirations to me as well. I love their writing and hope to someday write half as well as they do.

Katya: What are you working on now?

Meredith: Right now I’ve just started editing and rewriting the fourth book in the Merry Men Quartet. I wrote it when my children were babies and I think I didn’t spend as much time working on developing the characters as I should have. It’s going to take a good amount of work to make it as good as I want it to be—I’m tearing the whole book apart, dissecting the characters and the plot and will put it back together again rewritten and probably with a lot of scenes added as well.


Meredith’s new novel releases March 15th, but you can pre-order now for only 99 cents!

Can a twenty year-old woman make life worth living for a man nearly a thousand years old?

Kate Cherington is certainly trying her best. The handsome and amusing Sir Arthur Dagonet does exactly what Kate has always dreamed of doing—travel the world, exploring new lands. He also may be her only path away from an aunt determined to keep Kate from having a life of her own. Kate knows that her only hope for the adventure she craves is to escape with Sir Arthur.
Sir Arthur has already lived through several lifetimes, thanks to the gift of immortality from the great Merlin. After centuries of adventure, he’s eager to rid himself of this gift, and to finally die. But meeting the brave and beautiful Kate brings back happy memories of long ago, he just not sure he’s ready to let go of his dreams.
From the mists of legend to the estates of the Regency, Kate and Sir Arthur tussle with a force unanticipated by either, and stronger than any desire for life or death—love.

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About the Author

Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published historical paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart”, Meredith’s romance novels include her new Medieval Fantasy series, the Children of Avalon, her Regency-set paranormal romances in the Storm series and traditional Regencies (without magic) in The Merry Men Quartet—the last one will be coming out in 2015. Meredith also teaches writing and publishing at her local community college. If you want a taste of her class in book form, Chapter One is available at your favorite e-retailer.

Find out more about Meredith, her books and her writing classes by following her on her WebsiteFacebook, or Twitter.

Book Spotlight + Excerpt: Saving Attractions by Rebecca Airies

Adalyn Jameson fears she and her trade ship crewmates will die on the uninhabited planet where they’ve been stranded by pirates. Before panic sets in, Zarain shifters arrive to help them. Ada does not fight her intense attraction to one of the brawny shifters. A short, sizzling affair with this man is the perfect way to occupy her time before she goes back to normal life.

Jagger Antein thought babysitting a stranded crew until they could be evacuated from the planet would be an easy assignment. He never expected to find his mate among those he rescued. Now that he has, he’ll seduce her and keep her close before he claims her. When members of the crew are attacked again, he’ll have to discover who’s behind it and what they’re after if he hopes to keep his mate safe.

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“What do you want, Ada?” Jagger tried not to pull her closer, but his hand continued stroking her back. He’d have loved to make the touch more intimate, but he didn’t want her to say he’d coerced her with sex. Not when she was so close to making the decision on her own. Then he’d show her that she belonged with him.

“I don’t like you.” One of her hands clenched on his shirt, but the other smoothed over skin just above his pants.

He grinned at that blatant lie. She more than liked him. He could feel the intensity of her emotions but couldn’t read her thoughts. Not that he’d ever be able to truly do that. He’d be able to pick up focused thoughts when she learned to send to him or the very strong thoughts when she was agitated.

She didn’t like that everything wasn’t her choice. He’d had a few thoughts about that of his own and he’d expected to automatically be drawn to his mate. For someone who hadn’t expected it, it would take time to get accustomed to the idea even if they could feel the attraction.

“Tell me what you need.” He let her other hand go and cupped her cheek. Her muscles had relaxed and most of the scent of anger had dissipated. Through their connection, he could feel a little frustration, confusion and anger, but more arousal.

“You know I want you. You said you could smell it.” Her eyes narrowed on him.

And her scent was driving him insane with the desire to fuck her, take her and make sure she realized that she was his woman. He was going to make her face facts now. He stepped close to her and hooking a foot behind her ankle, took them both down to the blanket.

“I can and I’m going to taste it as well. You’re going to admit you’re my mate, Ada, over and over again.” He braced himself over her and looked down at her.

Her curly red hair fanned around her head on the blanket. A pink tint highlighted her cheekbones and her brown eyes seemed to glow. She was gorgeous. He lowered his head and nipped at her full lips. He wanted to strip off her clothes and drive his cock deep into her pussy, but he needed to hear those words even more.

As he moved down her body, he realized he should have stripped her clothes off before he took her to the blanket. Too late for that now. He backed away, just enough so that he could tug her into a sitting position. She frowned at him, confused. Grabbing the bottom of her shirt, he pulled it up without a word. She lifted her arms to let him draw the shirt over her head. He dropped it to the ground and pressed her back to the blanket.

“My woman. My mate.” He nibbled his way down her neck. The lure of the reddened nipples drew him.

He’d get her out of her pants and shoes a little later. First, he wanted to give some attention to those hardened peaks. Her hands stroked his shoulders. He lifted his head. He wasn’t going to let her distract him. He gripped her hands and pressed them down beside her hips.

“Keep them there.” He gave a slight squeeze on her wrists before he released them.

He returned his attention to the plump mounds with the darkened peaks. He licked his way up the creamy white skin. Her breath hitched as he swirled his tongue around the stiff peaks. The taste of her skin lured him back just as the deepening scent of her arousal urged him to do more.

He rubbed his lips over the peaks, lightly brushing them, not taking them in his mouth as he wanted. As he knew she wished he’d do. Her back arched, lifting her nipples against his mouth in silent urging.

He swiped his tongue over the right bud. She moaned. He smiled. He loved her reactions. Blowing a puff of air over the moistened peak, he set out to make her even wilder than she was now. He wanted her desperate. After what happened yesterday and her insistence that she couldn’t be his mate, he was aching to claim her.

“Jagger, damn you, suck my breast or stop playing around!” Her voice cracked as he trailed his tongue over the peak again.

He looked up at her and found her glaring down at him. Judging by that searing glance and the scent of her arousal, she was heating nicely. He was pleased that her hands hadn’t lifted from the blanket. “In time.”

He returned to his ministrations at her breast. Dragging his tongue over the stiff peak, he tormented her nipple. She moaned and arched, but her hands remained clenched on the blanket. Her body shivered when he finally put his mouth over her hardened nub. He drew on it hard before scraping his teeth over it and drawing back. He moved to the other side and treated it to the same slow torment.

She was trembling when he began to move down her body. As he did, he gripped the waistband of her pants and began to pull them down. He wanted to see and taste her sweet pussy and this was in the way. In any other circumstances, he would have ripped the garment off her, but she didn’t have anything else to wear back to camp.

“Jagger.” Her hips lifted and her thighs parted.

The inviting move sent more blood racing straight to his cock but didn’t help him get the last of her clothes off. He tugged off her shoes and tossed them over his shoulder. After he pulled her pants and underwear off, he stared down at her curvy, long legs. They parted, giving him a glimpse of her pussy. The lips glistened with her juices.

He moved up between them and swiped his tongue over the plump folds. Her hips wriggled. He gripped her hip with one hand as ran his tongue between the folds. Her taste and her scent flooded his senses and he wanted more. He wanted to feel her climax beneath his tongue and then to experience the ripple of her pussy over his cock as he fucked her. Mates. He had to remind himself that he needed to hear her say the words. She’d believe it and know that she was his.

About the Author

Rebecca Airies writes fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi romance. She’s been a dreamer all of her life. She loves getting lost in the lives of her characters and learning about them. In her free time, you might find her reading, writing (Yes, she write in her free time, too—bad poetry, flash fiction and you never know when the muse will strike), gardening, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.  A native Texan, she was raised in small town, but now lives in Abilene. Rebecca would love to hear from you, visit her website and drop her a note. You can find her books at Ellora’s Cave. Www.ellorascave.com

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Review: With a Twist trilogy

Since these three short novellas are all interrelated, I’m going to do my written review of them as a whole. Given that they are written by three different people, I will also rank each book.

The trilogy follows three best friends who own a martini bar named With a Twist. They’ve been tasked by a gypsy to find love by midnight on Valentine’s Day or lose all the success they’ve gained with their bar. Each book focuses on one of the friends.

First up is Jasmine, who has long lusted after artist Jake, but he’s never seemed to be interested in more than a friendship. However, a long sojourn in Italy makes the heart grow fonder and he returns to win Jasmine’s heart. This story was not my favorite, basically because I didn’t enjoy Ms. Fox’s writing style as much as the other two authors. There was a lot of back story at the beginning that didn’t hold my interest. As the first of the trilogy, she did perhaps have more set up to do, but it still felt longer than it needed to be before we got to the action. Once we did, the action is mostly hot sex (this was probably the steamiest of the trio) and then Jake getting stuck in a snowstorm that threatens that he won’t make it back by Valentine’s Day so Jasmine can confess her love in person. This was perhaps the thinnest premise of the three books to build tension. If faced with losing my business due to a gypsy prediction, I would’ve just spilled the beans on the phone.

Second comes Daisy, who has been drifting along in life. There’s a little confusion about who is really the man for her, as she has two pursuers (and some other complications which you can read the story to find out 🙂 ). I liked this story the most, as both the hero and heroine had compelling emotional and circumstantial issues to deal with. They seemed to fit together really well and had the most chemistry. There were some spicy sex scenes in this book too.

Third comes Rose, who has pined after Jasmine’s cousin Max since high school. He’s been globetrotting since then, and she hasn’t seen him in a decade. So when he shows up to visit Jasmine, she arranges an excuse for him to stay at Rose’s place. This was the tamest of the books, sex-scene wise, but there were more sweet moments between the two as they work out their past, present, and future.

Overall, this was a pretty enjoyable trilogy. There are a number of typos (especially in Ms. Quinn’s book), but not so many that it was terribly distracting. There were a few small continuity errors, although this is mainly because we see a few moments appear in different books, so therefore from a different woman’s POV. This actually was a nice touch for the most part. I only found one error that couldn’t be waved away with this reason, and that’s in Ms. Quinn’s book when Daisy says she was a transplant to San Diego in high school, whereas the other books say the three woman met in elementary school. (Unless maybe they are all transplants, but there is nothing to suggest that’s the case and a few details that make it seem not the case.)

As a whole, I’d give the trilogy 3.5 cat kisses. Individually, I’d give book one 3 cat kisses, book two 4 cat kisses, and book three 3.5 cat kisses.

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From the sexy, martini-inspired “Love With a Twist” Valentine Romance Collection by award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Calista Fox, New York Times bestselling author Erin Quinn and USA Today bestselling author Mary Leo:

A prophecy whispered in Jasmine Rosso’s ear by a gypsy fortuneteller in San Diego’s Seaport Village leads her to a sizzling night with sexy blown-glass artist Jake Hartnett. But the clock’s running out on the time allotted to fulfill the prophecy, and if Jasmine doesn’t make a true love connection with Jake before midnight on Valentine’s Day, she’ll lose everything she’s worked so hard to achieve this past year…including the trendy martini bar and bistro, With a Twist, that she owns with her two best friends.

Worst of all, she’ll lose Jake—the only man she’s ever wanted.


Fate may have served up the wrong man, but for Daisy L’Amore, love comes with a twist.
Daisy L’Amore is faced with impossible choices. A prophecy given a year ago has Daisy and her two best friends racing the clock to find love before midnight on Valentine’s Day or they will lose everything they’ve worked for, including With a Twist, the martini bar and bistro the three of them own. A crystal heart and a gypsy’s words guide them, but love has a way of making its own rules, and Daisy is afraid to break them.

Romeo Corazón is shaking up Daisy’s world, but will the transformation he brings to her life be the downfall of everything she values? Or will falling in love with the wrong man make everything right?

 


When a gypsy’s prediction begins to come true, Rose Cupido dismisses it as a coincidence, but when a past estranged boyfriend shows up reminding her of the love she once felt for him, Rose can’t help wondering if that gypsy had true magical powers.

Review: Spell Bound by Stephanie Julian shines

Review: Spell Bound by Stephanie Julian

This set contains a lot of books, some by authors I’ve read before. I chose to review one by an author I haven’t read before, and I wasn’t disappointed. This book drew on the history of the Etruscans and built a fully realized world. The heroine, Shea, is on the run with her young brother after their parents are murdered. Both have magic and are learning just what they can do. They turn to the hero, Gabriel, for protection and help. He’s a flawed hero with wounds of his own. The growing relationship between Gabriel and Shea is well-paced for the most part. There were only a few moments where I had that “come on already” moment (which I have in almost every book–a little bit is part of the fun and it’s a fine line for authors to walk).

The secondary love story was also well done. I really want to check out more by this author. I give this five cat kisses. I hope the rest of the books in this bundle are just as good!

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Lori Handeland

Lori Handeland has written over fifty novels, novellas and short stories in several genres–historical, contemporary, series and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy.

She is a New York Times, USA Today, Waldenbooks and Bookscan Bestselling Author and the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal and Best Long Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, the Write Touch Readers Award, the National Readers Choice Award and the Prism Award.

Published world wide and known for her popular and highly acclaimed Nighcreature paranormal series, as well as her urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles, Lori is also the author of the Shakespeare Undead historical fantasy series, The Luchetti Brothers contemporary series and The Rock Creek Six historical romance series (with Linda Winstead Jones).<

She also writes sexy, adventurous western historical romances under the name Lori Austin. Her series “Once Upon a Time in the West” began with the critically acclaimed Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (http://tinyurl.com/8pz2oma).

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, enjoying occasional visits from her grown sons.

Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty books in paranormal and contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Caridad Pineiro

NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 40 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking. Caridad writes dark and sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romances for those who live to love on the edge. Her sweet, but still naughty side, Charity Pineiro, writes contemporary romances packed with emotion and humor. For more information on Caridad/Charity, please visit www.caridad.com or www.rebornvampirenovels.com. You can also find Caridad/Charity on:Twitter at https://twitter.com/caridadpineiro

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Caridad.AuthorPinterest at http://pinterest.com/caridadpineiro/Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/Caridad_Pineiro

Caridad also sends out a newsletter to her friends! To subscribe, please visit http://bit.ly/CaridadNews.

Stephanie Julian

 Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.
She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games 1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games 3) will release in July 2014. Her serial erotic romance, An Indecent Proposition, is a reader favorite.
She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers.
Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

Opal Carew

Hi. I’m Opal Carew, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. I write erotic romance for St. Martin’s Press and Samhain Publishing, and I self-publish stories. I also write romance as Amber Carew.

So why do I like writing erotic romance? I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries. I like dealing with a female character who is growing and evolving – questioning her sexual boundaries and pushing past them. My stories usually include menage a trois. It is great fun to write a heroine choosing between two equally appealing heroes… or more.<

These aren’t women who just jump into bed with anyone. They find themselves in an unusual situation – something exciting and erotic – but a situation where they have to push themselves beyond their comfort level. As a result, they grow as a person. So often fear holds us back – of what others will think of us, of what we will think about ourselves – and we don’t follow our hearts. These women push past that fear.

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Randi Alexander

USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander knows a modern woman dreams of an alpha cowboy who takes the reins, and guarantees they’re rode hard and put up satisfied.

Published with Cleis Press, Wild Rose Press, and self-published, Randi writes smokin’ hot romance with heroes who’ll have you begging to ride off into the sunset with them. When she’s not dreaming of, or writing about, rugged cowboys, Randi is biking trails along remote rivers, snorkeling the Gulf of Mexico, or practicing her drumming in hopes of someday forming a tropical rock-band.

Forever an adventurous spirit with a naughty imagination, Randi is also family oriented and married to the best guy in the world, her own cowboy, Kick. Give in to the allure of erotic passion, strong but vulnerable heroines, and irresistibly seductive cowboys, as Randi’s emotional love stories sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless with passion.

Saddle up! And prepare yourself for the sexier side of happily ever after.

Randi Alexander loves to connect with her readers! Say “Howdy” at https://twitter.com/Randi_Alexander, sign up for her newsletter at http://RandiAlexander.com/, and fall head over spurs for her cowboys athttps://www.facebook.com/RandiAlexanderBooks

Terry Spear

USA TODAY bestselling, and award-winning author and creator of award-winning teddy bears who have found homes all over the world including Australia, Switzerland, China, and Russia, and a retired officer of the US Army Reserves, I love to plant trees and flowers and if I could, I’d turn all the deserts green. Time travels are my favorite read, although I love to read most anything, and the Bourne series, Romancing the Stone, Sixth Sense, Legend, The Princess Bride, Stardust, Inkheart, LOTR, and tons of other movies are my favorites.
I love to research, to make urban fantasy worlds real, to bring a little of the paranormal into our world. Even in “Winning the Highlander’s Heart” the heroine feels she is cursed and she has second sight. But I try to do it in a way that feels real, and not fantasized. 🙂 Currently, I’m working on book 2 of the new jaguar shifter series, but still am working on wolf book number 12 and 13! So more hunky wolves to come! A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing has just released.

Paige Tyler

Paige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.

Sara Humphreys

Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

In 2013 Sara’s novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys. For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her website at www.sarahumphreys.com

Judi Fennell

Judi Fennell has had her nose in a book and her head in some celestial realm all her life, including those early years when her mom would exhort her to “get outside!” So she did—right into Dad’s hammock with her Nancy Drew books.

These days, she’s more likely to have her nose in her laptop and her head (and the rest of her) at a favorite writing spot, but she’s still reading either her latest manuscript or her friends’ books, or helping authors bring their books to readers with her formatting business, www.formatting4U.com. A PRISM and Golden Leaf Award winner, Judi is thee author of lighthearted romantic comedies. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her own menagerie—which just might include a few of the two-legged kind. Check out excerpts reviews, and deleted scenes on her website: www.JudiFennell.com or visit her online at