New Release: In His Corner by Vina Arno

This is no April’s Fool. I’m happy to share with you Vina Arno’s new release In His Corner, a contemporary romance set in the dramatic boxing world. It releases April 14, but here’s a sneak peak at this sexy romance between a boxer and a good doctor.

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About In His Corner

WORK OUT

No sex for almost a year could kill a guy, but when you’re the boxer known as the Juggernaut, it’s the price you pay for turning pro. Tommy’s fully dedicated to his craft, until he meets the incredibly gorgeous Dr. Siena Carr. Now he’s looking forward to taking on this prim and proper lady in a wet and wild workout…

KNOCK OUT

Siena has seen many patients come through the ER, but none as sexy as Tommy Raines. With a nasty cut over his eye, she knows he needs stitches, but after he takes off his shirt, she needs some air. With rock-hard abs and taut biceps, it’s clear this man takes care of his body. And all Siena can think about is letting him take care of hers…


 

Excerpt

Dr. Siena Carr dropped the clipboard on the counter and washed her hands. When she turned around, she gasped. “What are you doing?”

The Juggernaut was undressing. Before she could say another word, he was naked. A glorious sight that sent her heart racing and her face burning. Did he know that he looked like a sculpture by Michelangelo? Except for the tattoo on his right shoulder, this man was David incarnate.

She looked away abruptly, grabbing the clipboard. She didn’t even know his name! She looked at his paperwork. Tommy Raines. “Mr. Raines, please put on your clothes.”

She continued scanning his form. Occupation: boxer. Age: twenty-two. Weight: 160 pounds. Height: six feet. Blood type: O positive. No pre-existing health conditions. His temperature and blood pressure were normal. Reason for ER visit: a cut sustained from sparring.

She faced him. Thank God, he was clothed again.

Sorry about that,” he said. “I thought you’re supposed to check me out.”

Did he just say check him out? “Mr. Raines, this is an ER, not a bar. I don’t check out patients. Do you mean to say check up?”

He smiled. “Yeah, check up.”

I’m going to take care of your cut, but I’m not doing a checkup. If you need one, you should go to your primary care doctor.”

I don’t like doctors. I avoid hospitals and clinics as much as possible, but my cut kept bleeding even after I showered. So here I am.”


 

Pre-Order Now!

In His Corner by Vina Arno, published by Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing, will be released on April 14, 2015. You can pre-order the book at:

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About Vina Arno

CindyFazziakaVinaArno-smallVina Arno is a pen name used by Cindy Fazzi, a Philippine-born American writer who has worked as a journalist in the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States. Her short stories have been published in the Snake Nation Review, Copperfield Review, and SN Review. She’s also been profiled by Forbes Magazine.

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Siege is a The Romance Reviews Top Pick!

I’m thrilled to announce that Siege of the Heart, my medieval romance from Kensington, is a Top Pick for The Romance Reviews, the one-stop romance destination on the web.

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Isabel is feisty and brave and what every heroine should be. I loved this girl and her gallant brave honorable knights. It is a 100% great read. The kind you can’t wait to read the next page. An absolute page turner. So exciting and action packed I escaped into the days of knighthood and wars.

I give this book five stars and wished for more. I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read more of this author’s work.

You can check out the rest of the review here.

Special thanks to Linda Hays-Gibbs, fellow author and reviewer for The Romance Reviews, for her kind words!

Release Day for To Eternity by Daisy Banks

Join me in celebrating Daisy Banks and her paranormal romance To Eternity, book two in the Timeless Series. Take it away, Daisy!

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Thank you so much for hosting me, Elise, and helping me celebrate the release of my new book To Eternity, the second book in the Timeless series.

I hope those of you who enjoyed meeting Magnus and Sian in Timeless will enjoy this next step in their story. I hope those of you meeting them for the first time in To Eternity will want to find out about their past in Timeless.

I am presently in the process of writing Out of Time, Book Three in the series and hope to have it completed this year.

One of the elements I enjoyed writing most in To Eternity was the development of the relationship between Magnus and Sian. The visit to the mountains, though necessary, was a challenge that took a lot of bravery on Sian’s behalf. There were times I closed my eyes at the turn of events.

I do hope you enjoy this short excerpt.

Thanks for reading.

Xx

Daisy Banks


 

Excerpt from To Eternity, Book Two in the Timeless Series:

Nestled beside Magnus in the big brass bed, Sian studied his face in the dim light from the window. Starlight etched his strong features as he rested with his eyes closed. Their love making had left her satiated, filled with a blissful sense of weightlessness, as though both her body and mind had joined the constraint-free realms of the long lost gods. She watched his steady breathing for several minutes, mulling on her questions prompted by their earlier conversation. “Are you awake, Magnus?”

His eyelids rose, and he rolled onto his side to face her with a lazy half-smile. “Yes.”

Tell me more please. Tell me about this place?”

The roots of part of my ancestry lie in these mountains. Though this was never home to my parents, some of those in my mother’s family were born here. The heritage from my mother means this place has a power and importance to me, but there is far more for the one who I choose as my mate.”

She walked her fingers over the wide expanse of his chest. “We both agree that’s me.”

A low chuckle from him pleased her beyond measure.

Yes, you.” He tightened his embrace about her. “My wild and wonderful woman, you are my perfect mate.”

She nodded. “And?”

We we will climb Caer Howld. At the top there is a cairn from which you must take a stone.”

Take a stone? Not add one?”

Yes, take a stone. The alpha female of my pack has the right to take and wear a stone from the founding place of my mother’s family. It will give you the right to dominance over the pack. Without such a sign, you would have to fight to maintain your place. I’ll not have that happen if we can avoid it. “


About To Eternity, Book Two in the Timeless Series:

For four centuries Magnus has lived according to the dictates of the moon, his heart isolated by the domination of his wolf nature. Now fate has brought the beautiful, independent Sian to his house at Darnwell and their irresistible attraction has exploded into a white-hot passion. Yet she is not wolf, and the time has come for her to embrace the change. But once she completes the ritual and claims her place next to Magnus, the rivals will appear on the horizon…

To Eternity

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You can read Chapter One of To Eternity free on Daisy’s blog in the My Books section. Take a peek.


 

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Gemma Brocato and Exposed to Passion!

Today I’m happy to showcase the latest book in Gemma Brocato’s Five Senses series, Exposed to Passion. Just like the other two titles in her series, Cooking up Love and Hearts in Harmony, Brocato’s contemporary romance are a delight to the senses with just the right amount of spice.

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About the Book:

 

They walked through the shadows individually. Will they emerge into the light together?

Leading a vagabond life as a curator for a traveling photography exhibit translates to a lot of bad days for Rikki Salerno. But her trouble doubles when a careless high school student shoves her into a marsh. Being rescued by teacher Sam Kerrigan should have made things better, but Rikki’s inability to confess her true identity casts a shadow over their budding affair.

When Sam refuses an overly aggressive parent’s marriage proposal, she’s determined to ruin him. Not only does she doctor photos to make it look like Sam’s behaved inappropriately in front of students, she hacks the foundation website to reveal Rikki’s true identity. Faster than the blink of a shutter, Rikki’s focus changes from pursuing her full-color future to the black and white necessity of clearing Sam’s name.

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Excerpt:

Rikki quietly set down the coffee cups onto the dresser and snatched up her camera. She liked the funny, considerate, responsible Sam, who interacted so well with the teens he taught. She loved the sexy, demanding, but giving partner he turned into behind closed doors. The sight of him, lying in her bed, completely relaxed, demanded she catch the image on film. It was a picture she could pull out again and again while she traveled, whenever she needed a reminder of this man she was in danger of losing her heart to.

Adjusting the F-stop for the natural lighting, she clicked off several shots, changing the angle of the camera and her position in the room. Zooming in on his face, she fired the shutter three times before she realized his lips had curved up in a decadent smile.

“I hear a camera whirring,” he said, his voice rough from sleep. Or the lack of it. They’d gotten very little last night, putting a big dent in the supply of condoms Rikki had picked up yesterday afternoon.

The sheet fell partially away when he lowered his arm and shifted to his side, coming to rest on his hip. The fire in his eyes heated her where she stood at the foot of the bed. There were those dimples again, and the muscular cuts on his sides. She needed to research spontaneous combustion, because she was pretty sure that’s what was happening right now.

“But I also smell coffee, which might make me forgive you for taking pictures while I was asleep.” Grabbing the sheet, he stared her down, as if daring her to snap more photos.

Smiling impishly, she put the camera on the dresser and picked up the cups. Walking over to the bed, she said, “Sorry, the artist in me had to capture the perfection. Christ, Sam, even your butt cheeks have dimples.”

He chuckled, scooting up in the bed until he reclined against the headboard, the sheet draped modestly across his lap. “There’s something you don’t hear in everyday conversation.” Accepting a cup from her, he grinned, humor and sunlight warming his eyes.

Settling cross-legged on the bed next to him, Rikki sipped her coffee, savoring the strong, crisp taste, the delicious smell of roasted hazelnuts wafting in her face. She smiled at him over the rim. “Did you want to run this morning?”

“What time is it?” He leaned forward to look at the old-style analog alarm clock on the nightstand. He scrubbed a hand over his mouth, stifling a yawn. “Is that thing right? Is it really eight already? I’m sorry, I can’t. I’m supposed to meet Avery in two hours to start work on the exhibit panels.”

“Oh,” she said, unable to hide the disappointment in her tone.

Setting his cup aside, he plucked hers out of her hand and put it down, too. He framed her face, then pressed a light, soft kiss on her lips. The simple gesture escalated until she was on his lap, wrapped in his arms, breathless and straining to get closer.

Ending the kiss much too soon, Sam lowered his hands to her hips, smiling ruefully at her. “Why don’t we go out? I’m meeting my brother and his fiancée at Red’s for drinks tonight. Maybe my parents, too. If Mom can drag Dad out.”

“I don’t want to intrude.”

“Rikki, it would only be an intrusion if I didn’t invite you. But I did, so…” He lifted a hand, as if to say, you know you wanna.

His eyes shone with hope, his grin charmingly lopsided. Her heart tilted in her chest. “Who could resist that look? If you want me to meet you there, you better give me details.”

“How about if we make this a real date? Not a field trip or a business meeting. Just a man and his smoking hot girlfriend going out to meet some friends.”

“Girlfriend?”

Smoking hot girlfriend.”

Oh, jeez. A date—where his parents might show up. Good Lord! Was she ready for that? Maybe. “What time will you be here?”

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About Gemma:

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Gemma’s favorite desk accessories for many years were a circular wooden token, better known as a ’round tuit,’ and a slip of paper from a fortune cookie proclaiming her a lover of words; some day she’d write a book. All it took was a transfer to the United Kingdom, the lovely English springtime, and a huge dose of homesickness to write her first novel. Once it was completed and sent off with a kiss, even the rejections addressed to ‘Dear Author’ were gratifying.

After returning to America, she spent a number of years as a copywriter, dedicating her skills to making insurance and the agents who sell them sound sexy. Eventually, her full-time job as a writer interfered with her desire to be a writer full-time and she left the world of financial products behind to pursue an avocation as a romance author.

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Regan Walker and The Red Wolf’s Prize

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you The Red Wolf’s Prize, a new medieval from historical romance writer Regan Walker. Her book has shot to the top of the Amazon charts. If you loved the post-Conquest setting of Siege of the Heart, you’ll enjoy Regan’s take on William’s early reign in England. Be sure to check out her visual inspiration for the book on her Pinterest page as well. Happy reading!
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About The Red Wolf’s Prize:

HE WOULD NOT BE DENIED HIS PRIZE
Sir Renaud de Pierrepont, the Norman knight known as the Red Wolf for the beast he slayed with his bare hands, hoped to gain lands with his sword. A year after the Conquest, King William rewards his favored knight with Talisand, the lands of an English thegn slain at Hastings, and orders him to wed Lady Serena, the heiress that goes with them.
SHE WOULD LOVE HIM AGAINST HER WILL
Serena wants nothing to do with the fierce warrior to whom she has been unwillingly given, the knight who may have killed her father. When she learns the Red Wolf is coming to claim her, she dyes her flaxen hair brown and flees, disguised as a servant, determined to one day regain her lands. But her escape goes awry and she is brought back to live among her people, though not unnoticed by the new Norman lord.
Deprived of his promised bride, the Red Wolf turns his attention to the comely servant girl hoping to woo her to his bed. But the wench resists, claiming she hates all Normans.
As the passion between them rises, Serena wonders, can she deny the Norman her body? Or her heart?

Excerpt from The Red Wolf’s Prize

The door opened with no warning knock.

Serena gasped and pulled the cloth over her breasts and belly, keenly aware her legs were bare for anyone to see.

The Red Wolf stepped into the chamber, his piercing gray gaze sliding over her body and coming to rest where her breasts strained against the thin cloth. She could feel the heat of her blush as she looked down to see the drying cloth clinging to her wet skin.

Without saying a word, he turned to the side and took off his belt. Then, with a grunt, he pulled his mail over his head and struggled out of his tunic. She would have offered to help had she not been so scantily clad. Had she not been so shy of his disrobing before her.

When his tunic slid to the floor, she nervously asked, “What do you intend, my lord?”

I should think that was obvious, my lady. I am claiming my bride.”

Now?” She gripped the drying cloth more tightly to her still damp body. The long strands of her pale hair, wet from the bath, clung to her skin. No man had ever seen her in such a state.

Yes, now.” His eyes considered her carefully, and he shook his head. “God knows I’ve left it overlong.”

While still staring at her, he shed his spurs and boots and doffed his linen shirt, leaving his chest bare and his lower body clad in only hosen and braies. He was a beautiful man with his bronze skin and muscled chest. Her eyes were drawn to the white cloth circling his upper arm.

Your wound,” she said, as she focused on the white bandage around his upper arm. The wound from the arrow he took for Jamie. How could she not love such a man?

Aye.” He glanced down at the bandage. “My token from the siege at Exeter.”

Does it pain you?”

His gray eyes narrowed intently. “If you are asking if it will impair my performance in our bed, nay.”


About Regan Walker:

Bestselling author Regan Walker loved to write stories as a child, particularly those about adventure-loving girls, but by the time she got to college more serious pursuits took priority. One of her professors encouraged her to pursue the profession of law, which she did. Years of serving clients in private practice and several stints in high levels of government gave her a love of international travel and a feel for the demands of the “Crown” on its subjects. Hence her romance novels often involve a demanding sovereign who taps his subjects for “special assignments.” And in each of her novels, there is always real history and real historic figures.

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Regan lives in San Diego with her golden retriever, Link, whom she says inspires her every day to relax and smell the roses.
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Release Day for Snow the Vampire Slayer

Today, Book Two in Rebekah R. Ganiere’s Farielle Series Snow the Vampire Slayer releases from Fallen Angel Press. If you like kick-ass heroines but still have a soft spot for fairy tales, look no further.

 

About Snow the Vampire Slayer:
Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of playing “mother” to her seven Vampire Slaying brothers. For the past two years, she’s yearned to be out there fighting at their side as they hunt for bloodsuckers in the black of night. Snow is as good a fighter as any man, but she wasn’t called to be a Slayer. A mere formality in her book.
Prince Sageren, Son of Lothar has spent the last fifty years in exile, awaiting the day when he can finally avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he’s forced to face his inner demons and the monster he once was, compelling him to vow to never drink from humans again. A simple enough task–until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her.
When Snow runs into Prince Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she’s torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs within her. And when Snow’s life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Prince Sage must enlist the aid of Snow’s brothers to not only help him save her life, but to also regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires.
If Sage can keep the Slayers from killing him first.
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About Rebekah:
Rebekah is an award winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer will be releasing in September 22, 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released Nov. 17th 2014 by Kensington’s Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating on SavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.
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Tuesday Treat from Elise Cyr

The wonderful Daisy Banks hosted me this week where I share the first meeting between my hero and heroine…Check it out!

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Welcome to this weeks Tuesday Treat. My guest today is the very talented

Elise Cyr with a post you’ll enjoy.

 

Thanks so much for hosting me, Daisy!

For today’s treat, I’m sharing a scene from my medieval romance Siege of the Heart, which released this year from Kensington and recently became available in paperback.

This is the point where my heroine Isabel, an English heiress, confronts Alexandre, a Norman knight who has unexpectedly arrived at her father’s castle. This is the first time she’s had a chance to speak to the man and she’s none too happy to find him taking command of her home.

Enjoy!

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 Excerpt:

The servant made one last attempt to smooth Isabel’s thick chestnut hair underneath her headrail. “We should go. This way, my lady.”

“Wait.” Isabel picked up her mother’s brooches from the table. “I would wear these too.”

“Yes, my…

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