Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Big News! Love and Other Games acquired by Swoon Romance!

I am extremely happy to announce that my winter Olympics novella, Trouble with Gold will be published, along with three other amazing stories in an anthology titled Love and Other Games. Swoon Romance has acquired the novel and it will be available in the Fall!

First, I am so happy to be working with these three amazing ladies: Aria Kane, Ana Blaze and Kara Leigh Miller. They are truly talented women and their stories will keep you warmed up on a winter night! We’ve lovingly nicknamed ourselves the Golden Girls – the smexy ones!

Second, I am thrilled to be signing with Swoon Romance! It’s been a dream to join their family and that dream has come true!

Me when I got the news

Here is the UNOFFICIAL blurb for my novella, Trouble With Gold:

US Snowboarder and notorious prankster Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.  
Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she’s not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. 
 Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

And for you VISUAL people, here are a few pics of how I envisioned my two characters, Ty and Nadia.


Even Ry-Ry is excited for me! Thanks Ryan ... and all those rooting for me. Here's to a great year! 

[Cover Reveal] Yours, For Now by Siren Allen

The question: "Would you like to try BDSM with me?"
Elizabeth Kemp never thought she'd ask friend and colleague, Preston Lancaster to be her submissive. Even more surprising, he agrees – on one condition: she has to return the favor. Her two weeks as his Domme end with a dramatic climax she wasn't prepared for – she's hopelessly in love and terrified he'll break her heart.
Dr. Preston Lancaster has been in love with Elizabeth since the day they met. His two weeks with her are more than he ever imagined, but when the tables are turned, she refuses to make good on her promise to reciprocate. Preston isn't giving up with a fight, but he's not fighting for two weeks of dominance anymore. He's fighting for forever.
Can Preston convince Elizabeth that her heart is safe with him – or will two weeks be all he has?

You can add Yours, for Now to your to-read list on Goodreads:

Informaton about the book:
Title: Yours, For Now
Author: Siren Allen
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: 23 September 2013

About the Author:
Hi, my name is Siren Allen. I’m a writer and lover of all things erotic and romantic. I reside in southern Mississippi where I write steamy romances that are guaranteed to make you blush. When I’m not listening to the characters in my head and jotting down their adventures, I am busy working as a Clinical Laboratory Technician.

I love to travel, preferably with my husband, so he can do all of the driving. I enjoy time with my family, who are just as silly as I am. I have no children…yet, wish me luck! My hobbies are reading, writing and shopping, though I hate trying on clothing. If I wasn’t a writer or a Laboratory Professional, I would probably be a Secret Agent. But that’s the beauty of being a writer; you can create your own world and be whoever you want to be. In my imaginary world, I am Queen and my siblings are my minions.

You can Find Siren Allen here:

Monday, July 29, 2013

[RELEASE DAY] Awakenings by J.E. Shannon

Title: Awakenings
Author: J. E. Shannon  
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Genre: YA paranormal romance
Release Date: July 29th 2013

Evie Shepard awakens to a nightmare. She's been buried alive and has no idea how or why. As she struggles to remember what happened, she begins to notice changes -- heightened senses, as well as increased speed, agility, and strength. And her heart no longer beats. She soon makes a disturbing discovery: she wasn't buried alive; she was murdered. Somehow, she has come back...and she wants revenge.

Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords


To celebrate her new release, JE Shannon is giving away a Kindle with an ecopy of Awakenings (US only). One runner-up will win an ecopy of Awakenings (open internationally). You can enter here: http://bit.ly/13v1u59

About the Author:

J. E. Shannon currently lives in Florida, but is a Missouri native. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and taking care of her small child and two crazy dogs. Visit her at www.jeshannonbooks.com.

Author Social Media Links:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Entranced Summer Blog Hop: Time Changes Everything

Welcome to the Entranced Summer Blog Hop where a whole band of Entranced authors celebrate Entranced Publishing and our quality romance novels. We’re happy to pull together and offer an amazing giveaway: a Kindle AND three Gift Certificates.

So, Blog Hop with us, read why our books will entrance you this summer, share a comment and sign up to win!

"She wasn’t going to admit that she liked that kiss. He wouldn’t let her forget."

Amanda Larson is dedicated to her job and doesn't want to make time for anything else. Until she runs into Jake Edwards. He used to be the cute boy next door; now he's a sexy, big shot lawyer.

Jake Edwards isn't interested in commitment. He's successful, sexy, and single--and that's how he likes it. When he reconnects with Amanda, Jake realizes he might have to rethink his philosophy on the carefree, bachelor lifestyle.

But, is it too late for them? Or can he convince her that he's ready to give her his heart?

"A great debut! Melinda Dozier did a fabulous job with this story. It was incredibly well written, and even though it was a quick read, it still had a lot of emotional depth. " - Harlequin Junkie
I love books like this.  Short, sweet, and just what every romantic wishes for. - Waves of Fiction 
This new author shows some strong promise as an up and coming author. I can't wait to see how her future works progress. - Delighted Reader 
I loved this story and can't wait to read more from this great author. - Romance BookWorm 
Humorous in places, sweet in others. And some great heat too! A quick, fun read and a really cute couple. -Author Chantel Rhondeau


Time Changes Everything will be available in Audiobook at the end of the year!

My sensual Contemporary Romance, Time Changes Everything, has entranced me for years, screaming to me in my dreams. I finally had to write Mandy and Jake’s story so they’d stop shouting at me! I’m sure it will entrance you, too. 

Amanda and Jake have been mesmerized with each other since they were little chasing fireflies and making mud pies in the springs of Louisiana.  Now as adults, their sexual attraction and tension curl my toes and excite me. Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’m talking about:

He contemplated running his fingers through her hair like he did his first year of college –– the last time they were alone –– the night he left town and never saw her again.
Did she remember the night he left? Of course she did. Seven years ago, he’d ruined their friendship. He knew Amanda almost as well as he knew himself. Well, he’d known her. Now she was a different woman. 
Jake leaned in closer, running his hand down her arm. “Know what I’m thinking?” 
Amanda fiddled with her coaster and smiled at him. “I’m not sure I want to know.” 
“I’m thinking we should spend a lot more time together.” He reached over and held her chin. “It’s been way too long.” 
Amanda licked her lips, and damn it, it actually turned him on. Sweet little Mandy Larson wasn’t so sweet anymore. She was driving him crazy.  
She moved closer bridging distance. “Why wait? There’s no time like the present.” 
“Exactly.” He drank the last of his beer as the waiter returned with her martini sans olive. 
Jake leaned on the table with his elbows, folded his hands together and studied her. “Look at you, drinking a martini, living the life in New York City.” He examined her from head to toe. “A sexy skirt. Tall boots.” He ran a finger down her cheek. “A beautiful face.”  
Amanda hiccupped and put down her glass. “Now, wait a minute. I know it’s been a while, but some things never change, including you.” She wagged her finger at him. “No smooth talking with me. Don’t forget I used to know you better than anybody.” 
Because his fingers actually ached with the need to touch her again, he reached over and held her hand. “Yeah, but things have changed, Mandy. We’re two different people now, and I can’t wait to get to know who you are now.”

Now, don’t forget to enter our amazing giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. The contest runs July 22 – 31 and is open internationally.

imageAnd that’s not all! Entranced Publishing is offering Christmas in July with a contest all of their own – 13 Entranced Publishing books. Make sure you enter to win! Follow the link to fill out the form by July 31.


Don't forget to collect the SUPER SECRET HIGHLIGHTED WORDS at each blog hop stop (there's 14 words in total) for one final way to enter in the rafflecopter!

Now visit the other Entranced authors blogs who are participating in the giveaway by clicking on the link below:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Our Favorite Heroes -- Ull, Jake, Colin are back Like Never Before!

We're at it again!!!

ST Bende, author of Elsker and Endre, and I love to have fun! Today we're featuring our favorite heroes -- those from our books. 

First, we have to see them shake and wiggle. Starring Ull (from Elsker), Jake (from Time Changes Everything), Colin (from Breaking the Rules) and a sneak peek at two new characters you will meet later this year, Ty (from Trouble with Gold) and Grant (from Time Out, Valentine)

Ull (Alexander Skarsgard), Jake (Matt Bomer), Colin (Chris O'Donnel), Ty (from Trouble with Gold) and Grant (from Time Out, Valentine)

It's no lie that ST has actually met her hero, Alexander Skarsgard. Yep! For reals. Here's a photo to prove it. And check out this blog post for more details & photos: The Day I Met Ull

So, it's only fair that I "pretend" that I met my heroes too (thanks to Faceinthehole.com).

Here I am with Jake (aka Matt Bomer) from Time Changes Everything. Jake's a bigshot lawyer in new York City. You can read Jake's story today ... available at all ebook retailers! 

Now, I'm happy to introduce my latest hero, Dr. Colin Calaway (aka Chris O'Donnel). Colin is a successful doctor, but also a dad busy raising his son alone. When he meets Hope Robinson, his son's principal, he tempts her to break the rules. Breaking the Rules was released on July 8 from Crimson Romance. Check it out!

Now that you've briefly met our heroes, it's time to go buy those books so you can really get to know them. Thanks for stopping by today!

Time Changes Everything by Melinda Dozier

Breaking the Rules by Melinda Dozier

Elsker by ST Bende

Thursday, July 18, 2013

[Book Tour] One Wicked Night by Emily Quinn #giveaway


Angel Jones is a career-driven woman at the top of her game with a big problem: a wickedly handsome boss. It is impossible to get him out of her mind, so her friends talk her into using someone else’s invitation to an exclusive dating service. It’s a dare she can’t resist.

Fernando Durante knows lusting after someone at work is not an option. He has managed to avoid direct contact with her for years, but thanks to a recent promotion, the witty goddess reports directly to him. When a friend emails him an invitation to an exclusive dating service, Fernando accepts against his better judgment.

Will Angel and Fernando let their hearts guide them?

You can add One Wicked Night to your to-read list on Goodreads:

You can find more about One Wicked Night on the Entranced site:

Informaton about the book:
Title: One Wicked Night
Series: Wicked #1
Author: Emily Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 45 pages
Release Date: July 15, 2013

Amazon / B&N / Kobo / Smashwords

Steam rose as hot water covered his body from head to toe, and Fernando’s thoughts wandered back to her. He needed to get Angel Jones out of his head. Lusting after someone at work wasn’t an option, though his dick begged to differ. Angel’s name alone gave him a hard-on every time. He wrapped a hand around his cock and stroked his length. She’d lived in his dreams for the past three years.
It had been a long while since he last dated or bedded anyone. Truth be told, ever since he’d crossed paths with Angel, she’d remained present in his mind. He placed a hand on the shower glass for support, his other hand stroking his cock faster. Whenever he closed his eyes, her stormy, ice blue eyes, black cherry hair, and her voluptuous, baby pink lips came to mind.
It had been easier when she didn’t report directly to him, but thanks to his boss’s latest organizational restructuring, she did now. Being in the same room with her was pure torture. The way she narrowed her eyes at him when she didn’t agree with something, or how she bit her lip when a new idea came to mind, did him in every time. It took all of his will power not to walk up to her, pull her into his arms, and have his way with her. No matter how much he wanted to do that, he wouldn’t. Sexual harassment litigation wasn’t part of his career goals.
Regardless, he couldn’t ignore the attraction much longer. Fernando wanted to feel her soft body against his, her legs wrapped around his waist, and her muscles clenching every time he drove into her tight, slick channel. He’d make her take all of his length until she shuddered and surrendered to him. With a growl, he let his own orgasm take him. 

About the Author:
Emily Quinn writes sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, feisty heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice.

She loves books and falls in love with every hero she reads. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, two kids, and her dog.

Emily loves hearing from her readers.

You can find and contact Emily here:

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of One Wicked Night. One winner will win a $15 gift card from Amazon and 5 other winners will each win 1 e-copy of One Wicked Night by Emily Quinn. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Breaking the Rules Blog Tour Continues ... Week 2

What a fantastic week! 

I hope you've enjoyed the #breakingtherules posts from guest authors! What a bunch of fun ladies! Here are some excellent posts and promotion that happened last week.

#1 Excitement Post - Mention on USA Today's HEA

Now we have a new week with the Breaking the Rules Blog Tour. Here's what's planned:

Joanne Stewart / Author Interview / http://jm-stewart.blogspot.com/

Chantel Rhondeau / Melinda and Colin Interview /http://www.chantelrhondeau.com/

Rachel Kall / Melinda and Hope Interview http://www.rachelkall.blogspot.com/


Selena Laurence / Author Interview / http://selenalaurence.com/

ST Bende / Ull Chats with Colin / http://stbende.blogspot.com

Leslie Garcia / Interview / 

Romance Lives Forever / Character Interview / http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to visit and enter the giveaway! I'm giving away an ecopy of my book AND a Yankees or RedSox cap (winner's choice). 

Also, I have a twitter contest that needs participants. Grab one of the badges below, hashtag #breakingtherules and share how you broke the rules. Easy!