The world of Tallenmere was born in January, 2011 with this first exciting story about Caliphany, an elven noblewoman who longs to leave her gilded cage, and Galadin, the half-elf former pirate who trains her to do just that. To better reflect its place in the burgeoning series and Caliphany's choice between two good men, cover artist Caroline Andrus and I tore down the original cover to make room for a whole new look!
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In the world of Tallenmere, an elven noblewoman longed to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wanted nothing more than to escape his guilty past. Easier said than done...
High elf Caliphany Aranea leads an enviable life as King Leopold's niece and daughter of Sirius, Leogard's most famous wizard. Yet, being forced to follow in her father's footsteps and being betrothed to a man she doesn't even like makes her want a taste of life outside the city walls.
As a young boy, half-elf Galadin Trudeaux witnessed his parents' death at the hands of pirates. After being raised by those same murderers and forced to do their bidding, he escaped and now lives an honest life as a sea merchant and ranger.
When two brutes at Leogard Harbor attempt to kidnap Caliphany while she dreams of faraway lands, Galadin comes to her rescue. Impressed by his skills, she asks him to train her as a ranger. Though he is hesitant at first to train a woman of her class, Caliphany's hefty sack of gold finally persuades him. Unfortunately, her father is not amused, and the two must escape before Caliphany faces a forced marriage and Galadin faces a noose.
From that moment on, she and Galadin embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Only if they can survive the trials ahead, will they find a love that stands the test of time.
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Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother of three, and a writer. Her first novel, A Ranger’s Tale was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya's Song, was published in April 2012. Book Three, Hearts in Exile, is expected to be born in the summer of 2013. Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog recently voted #3 for eCollegeFinder’s Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.
Mysti’s other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, and Christmas Lites II. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazine EveryDayFiction. She is currently a book reviewer for the online speculative fiction magazine SQ Mag and has served as a class mentor in Writers Village University's six week free course, F2K.
Esther is grateful for the strong arms that saved her and her young son from an earthquake. But she wishes their rescuer was someone else. Anyone other than the man who left her pregnant after a holiday fling.
Toby’s carpentry skills take him wherever there’s work, and right now that work is definitely cut out for him. He has to get over the shock that the little boy in his arms is his own son—and convince Esther that he’s always regretted walking away from her.
Esther can’t bring herself to deny Toby his right to get to know Charlie. Besides, with her own home flattened, she has nowhere to go but with him to his apartment…where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.
When Toby invites her to accompany him to the Northland to attend his best friend’s wedding, the opportunity to explore their still-simmering attraction is too tempting to resist. As the steamy scenarios heat up, they start to realize this is more than a game. But Esther’s hiding a secret that could cause as much devastation as the earthquake...
Product Warnings Contains role-playing fun including Roman slave and master, sexy schoolgirl spanking, and interrogation of a spy. Silk scarves included.
He pulled her hard against him and crushed his mouth to hers. The full force of his passion washed over her, and she gasped. He took the opportunity of her open mouth to deepen the kiss, and she sighed as his tongue stroked hers, warm and inviting. He slid his hands up her ribcage over the tight dress, brushing her breasts, and then pulled back.
“I’m sure you look delightful in this pretty bra,” he murmured. “But I’d rather feel the real you. Can you do that miraculous trick girls do and take it off under your dress?”
“Are you sure?” Nerves filtered through her again. “It kind of props up everything that’s beginning to head south.” He just raised an eyebrow, however, and she cursed beneath her breath, trying to remind herself that she was supposed to be a slinky call girl. Slinky call girls didn’t talk about baby tummies and sagging breasts. “Sorry.”
First she took out the check he’d given her from her bra and popped it into the purse she’d left on the table. “Don’t want to lose that.” She reached behind and unclipped the bra, drew the straps down her arms beneath the sleeves of the dress, then pulled the garment out and tossed it onto the table. She glanced down. The dress was really more of a long, tight tube with small sleeves, and it clung to every part of her body, leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination. Her nipples stood out like buttons through the fabric, and her breasts looked huge.
“Wow.” Toby’s eyes gleamed. “You have an absolutely fantastic figure.”
Warmth spread through her at his admiration. “Thank you.”
“You’ve lost some weight.”
“Breastfeeding did that.” The words were out before she could stop them, and she bit her lip. Could she think of any more ways to turn him off?
But he didn’t look turned off. He ran his hands up her body to cup her breasts. “You’re so soft.”
“You’re not,” she said breathlessly as he pulled her to him, his erection obvious even through the jeans.
“Is that any surprise while you’re in my arms, so sensual and womanly?” He moved his large, warm hands over her, making her quiver as he ran his fingers up her back, then brought them around to cup her breasts again. He brushed his thumbs over her nipples, murmuring his approval as her eyes fluttered shut. “You smell fantastic,” he said. He nuzzled her neck and ear, and she shivered.
She kissed him again, holding his face with both hands as she delved her tongue hungrily into his mouth. He tasted divine. It had been so long since she’d kissed anyone—since she’d kissed him, in fact. How had she lived without this for so long?
He was coaxing her body awake, stirring long-forgotten sensations, and an ache grew between her thighs. Her nipples tightened in response to his touch, and she arched her back to push them into his gentle hands. He groaned.
Her fingers itched to touch his skin, so she began to undo the buttons of his shirt, gradually revealing his wide, bronzed chest, shaped with firm muscles. He went to slip the shirt off, but she shook her head. “No,” she whispered, “keep your fuck-me shirt on.”
His eyes widened with amusement. “My what?”
“You heard me. That shirt wants only one thing. You look so damn sexy dressed like that.”
He grinned. “Fine.” He held the bottom of her dress. “But I want you naked.”
Instinctively, she grasped his wrists, stopping him. A skintight dress was one thing. Being completely naked and not in utter darkness was another.
He wrested his hands free, and gently but firmly moved hers away. “My check is now in your purse,” he reminded her. “I seem to remember offering you an amount that would cover pretty much whatever I wanted.” He let go of her hands and held the hem of the dress again. “Arms up.” His voice was firm.
Her cheeks grew warm at the desire in his eyes. Closing her own, she lifted her arms.
He peeled the dress up her body and over her head. The fabric whispered to the floor. Fighting the urge to cover herself, she stood for a moment biting her lip. Even though her eyes were shut, she was sure she could feel his gaze burning through her.
Then his hand cupped her cheek, and she opened her eyes to see him smiling. “Hey, beautiful,” he said.
She looked down at herself, finding it difficult to see anything but the stretch marks and the way her muscles had loosened since childbirth. “You want your money back?”
In reply, he kissed her.
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Title: The Boy Next Door (Prequel to Time Changes Everything)
Author: Melinda Dozier
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance
Available: end of April 2013
Dumped on Homecoming night, Amanda Larson assumes that her life is over. That is until Jake Edwards, her next-door neighbor and long time crush, has come to the rescue. Although he is visiting from college, Amanda can't help but hope that their night will lead into something bigger. Jake, on the other hand, knows that despite his attraction to little Mandy, he can't commit, not while he's away at college. Still, Amanda will never forget the kiss she shares with the boy next door.
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Another week of 8! I will continue with New York Minute.
Chloe has dragged Veronica to a Speed Dating event. Veronica is not happy.
a deep breath, she wound her way to her seat which happened to be an intimate
table with two bucket seats. She scooted in and picked up the pen that sat next
to the cocktail menu and stared at her Speeding Ticket. Ten to twelve dates? She couldn’t even pretend that she
was a people-person for two minutes, how would she do this for an hour and a
half? She looked in her friend’s direction, and Chloe waved her fingers, crossing her legs to try to look prim and proper. Funny that they both had to act like
someone they weren’t.
the doors open and the men entered, the room quieted. All the women checked out
their potential dates like they were in a meat market. Veronica’s heart drummed in her chest and her palms began
to sweat. Just great.
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I'm so excited to have Kara Leigh Miller's latest cover reveal at my blog today! Don't you love it?
Title: Death of a Waeterfall (Book One of the Hayden Falls Saga)
Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Teghan Jacobs didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy was she wrong. Her mother, whose drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. Her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion. And she's lying to all of her friends for fear of being ostracized.
Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who's responsible: Teghan's father.
DEATH OF A WATERFALL is scheduled to be released June 10, 2013 by Rogue Phoenix Press.
DEATH OF A WATERFALL is the first book in THE HAYDEN FALLS SAGA -- an exciting new series from the author of THE GEORGIA CORBINS and THE AURORA ISLAND RESORT SERIES.
It's a pleasure to have Louise D. Gornall's cover reveal at my blog today. Isn't the cover fabulous?
Title: In Stone
Author: Louise D. Gornall
Genre: YA UF Romance
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Release Date: August 12, 2013
Beau Bailey is suffering from a post break-up meltdown when she happens across a knife in her local park and takes it home. Less than a week later the new boy in school has her trapped in an alley; he’s sprouted horns and is going to kill Beau unless she hands over the knife.
Until Eighteenth century gargoyle, Jack, shows up and saves her.
Jack has woken from a century long slumber to tell Beau that she’s accidentally been drafted into a power struggle between two immortal races; Demons and Gargoyles. The knife she picked up is the only one in existence capable of killing immortals and they’ll tear the world apart to get it back. To draw the warring immortals away from her home, Beau decides to go with Jack to Bulgaria in search of the mind-bending realm known as the Underworld, a place where they’ll hopefully be able to destroy the knife and prevent all hell from breaking loose. That is providing they can outrun the demons that are chasing them.
About the author:
Louise is a graduate of Garstang Community Academy. She’s currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English language and literature with special emphasis on creative writing. She’s a YA aficionado, Brit bird, film nerd, identical twin, junk food enthusiast, zombie apocalypse 2012 survivor and, above all things, an avid collector of book boyfriends.
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Check out this exciting new release by romantic suspense author,
Crime & Passion
Genre: Romantic suspense/mystery
Release date: March 15, 2013
Cover art done by LFD Designs for Authors
A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following
the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body
on the beach.
Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any
woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children,
Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.
Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place
to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from
peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the
Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a
killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone
is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even
fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can
clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.
The body count rises and no one is safe.The murderer
makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on
protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with
her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned
by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may
prove harder than keeping her alive.
Donovan and Chantel. It’s an honor to have you here.
begin. How did you two meet and how long ago was it?
We actually met in March of 2012 when I first started writing Crime
& Passion. Donovan was the first responding officer to a 911 call made by
my heroine, Madeline, when she reported a murder on the beach.
Melinda: What was your first impression of each
Donovan: **laughs** I knew she was trouble right
away. I just knew she’d want to pull all sorts of feelings out of me and make
me a better person.
Chantel: You thought I was trouble? Well, my
first impression of you was that you were a total jerk!
Donovan: Wow, that’s harsh. Tell me what you
really think. Now I see where Maddie gets it.
Chantel: Being outspoken? I’m glad she’s that
way. Madeline said some truths you needed to hear.
**raises her eyebrows** Are you really sorry we met? Didn’t I make it
all worth your time?
**nodding** Yeah. Maddie’s definitely worth it.
Chantel, what does Donovan do that annoys you the most?
Donovan is sort of an all-or-nothing person. Either totally reckless or full
throttle with trying to conform. Also, he buried his feelings deep down a long
time ago and it was hard to get to know the real him. He’s a tough case.
Donovan: That sounds like no matter what I try to
do, you don’t like me. A guy can’t win around here.
Chantel: **rolling her eyes** Don’t be sensitive.
It’s all good now. You grew on me the more time we spent together. At first,
though, I thought you were difficult.
Melinda: I thought you were pretty hot, Donovan,
if that helps any.
Donovan: It helps a lot. Nice to know at least
somebody around here appreciates my finer qualities.
Chantel: And those would be what, exactly?
Maddie definitely gets that attitude from you.
Melinda: Donovan, if you could say just one thing
to Chantel, what would it be?
Donovan: Even though you like to harass me, I
will always appreciate the fact that you helped me find a woman who I could
trust. I needed someone I could be honest with about my past in order to face
my demons. Thanks for that.
Chantel: Awww. Now I feel bad for being so harsh
Donovan: **trying to cover a smirk with his
Melinda: What’s the most embarrassing thing
that’s happened between you two?
Donovan: I’ll tell you what embarrassed me the
most. Chantel showed everyone my disastrous date with Christy. I don’t want
that up for public consumption.
Chantel: It’s your fault. You had that planned
before I even met you. If you stopped dating college girls earlier, I wouldn’t
have had to tell anyone. You’re the one who didn’t break the date after you met
Donovan: I couldn’t break a date at the last
minute. I know you think I’m a jerk, but that’s low.
Ummm…I don’t even know how to respond to that, considering how many
hearts you’ve broken. I guess at least you realized you’re too old to date
twenty-somethings and wanted a relationship with more substance.
Donovan: **grins** Like the one with Maddie.
Chantel, what do you feel the worst about doing to Donovan?
Chantel: Where do I start? There are lots of
things I feel bad about putting him through, but what sort of author would I be
if I didn’t present challenges? I think the worst might have been making him
deal with one particular ex. She sure caused problems.
Donovan: No kidding! I could have done with a
little less drama and terror in my life, thank you very much.
Melinda: Do you think you two will
meet again in the future?
Donovan: Please no. Just let me have
my happy ending and leave my family alone.
Chantel: **laughs** Normally, I tend
to agree with Donovan. He and Madeline went through a lot and I’d like to let
them get on with more peaceful lives. However, despite Donovan’s flaws, I ended
up really liking him once I knew him better. I wouldn’t be opposed to him having
a small cameo in a future book. I’m not making any promises, but he and
Madeline were characters I wouldn’t mind spending more time with.
Chantel: Thanks for having us here
today, Melinda. It was fun chatting with you, but I guess we’d better get
Donovan: Thanks, Mindy. Good luck
with your upcoming book, by the way. I hope Jake and Amanda can find happiness,
just like I found with Maddie.
Chantel: Donovan, are you crying? I
didn’t know you were such a sap for romance.
Donovan: No, I’m not crying. Sheesh.
You make me sound like a bad guy and now want people to think I’m a wuss.
You’ve got problems, lady. I’m out of here. Thanks again, Mindy.
Melinda: Well, it was certainly
entertaining to have you both here today. I wish you the best of luck with
Maddie, Donovan. And I, for one, would love to see a little Donovan
cameo in a future book. *wink wink*
Thanks for stopping by!
About the author:
once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was
the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense
novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories
took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical
transcriptionist, but her passion is in the blissful hours she spends with her
characters in the evenings.
lives in the western United States. When she isn’t writing, she loves playing cards
with her family and snuggling with her lazy kitties.
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