Watch This Space–Nia Farrell’s New Release

Y’all, let me tell you about a hot new book that’s out TODAY!!  Erotica author Nia Farrell writes beautiful, heartfelt, sexy menage tales with a metaphysical flavor.  Her new book, As Wicked As You Want is a sensual historic menage story with plenty of unexpected twists and turns.  I was lucky enough to snag an ARC and here’s my Goodreads review.

As Wicked as You Want (Forever Ours Book 1)As Wicked as You Want by Nia Farrell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was privileged to receive an ARC of Nia Farrell’s new release, As Wicked as You Want. And I couldn’t have been more excited since I’m a huge fan. The story is set in Chicago and London of 1868, a turbulent period in history.

Elena Davenport, alone after the death of her twin brother Lane, assumes his identity and lives as a man, even enlisting and serving in the Union Army. When PTSD forces her to abandon her duty, she forges a living as an artist with the help of her studio assistant, Daniel O’Flaherty, whom she met when they served together. Daniel struggles with the fact that he finds himself drawn to the man he knows as ‘Lane.’

Their lives are changed with the arrival of Elena/Lane’s stepbrother, British history professor Edward Wainwright. The chemistry between Elena and Edward is instant. With the Pinkertons on Lane’s heel for desertion, Lane and Daniel agree to go to London with Edward, who is interested in both Elena and Daniel.

With Daniel making arrangements for the shipping of their belongings, Elena is alone with Edward and quickly reveals her true identity. The question is, what will Daniel think when he finds out she’s a woman? And will he agree to join them as lovers?

This book is full of vivid historic detail and hot menage BDSM sex. It was thrilling from start to finish. And I love the fact that the subtitle is ‘Forever Ours Book 1.’ Because Elena, Edward, and Daniel have known each other before, in previous lives. And they’ll know each other again. Great read, highly recommended, FIVE HUGE STARS!

I snagged this graphic from Nia’s Facebook page.  I know, it says out tomorrow, but it’s out TODAY.  You can get your copy at Amazon.

Watch This Space–Pride And Punishment

In her new release Pride and Punishment, Nia Ferrell has created an extraordinary new book!  She’s taken Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and set it on its head, re-imagining it as an erotic BDSM tale.

Still here are the familiar characters: Mr. Darcy, Miss Bennet, Lady Catherine, Miss Caroline, and the rest, all still maddeningly constrained by the Victorian mores of proper society.  While dealing with a myriad of dramas and emergencies, Mr. Darcy reluctantly gives in to his growing attraction to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, despite the disapproval of his peers and family.

But underscoring the familiar story is his smoldering desire to own her, to see her submit to his darkest fantasies.  Didn’t we all just know that beneath Mr. Darcy’s calm, cool, proper exterior beat the heart of a red-blooded Dominant?

I was privileged to receive an ARC and loved this book from start to finish.  It’s highly recommended!

Pride and Punishment is out today and available here.

New Pandora Spocks Interview!

The following was copied and pasted from Eeva Lancaster’s Desk website because WP is a pain when it comes to publishing links.  Go visit her website for tons of great posts!

Behind the Words with the Smart and Sexy Romance Author of Rannigan’s Redemption, Pandora Spocks

Move over E.L. James and Jackie Collins, and make way for this superb erotic romance writer.
Fifty Shades of Grey would be a better book if Pandora Spocks wrote it.
Pandora is a moderator of the Alliance of Self Published Authors. Not only is she superb in her craft, she likes helping other self published authors too. Always open to improving her work. Reason why her books are high quality. I admire those qualities… because it’s rare among Indies.

When I first read Luke & Bella, I was taken back to the time when I enjoyed the books of Jackie Collins. I outgrew erotica, but I’d gladly read any of her books. Why? What’s so different about her writing? Like her tagline says, it’s Smart and Sexy Erotica. Strong Characters. Tight writing. Amazingly hot love scenes. And emotional. Her stories are deep. That’s what I love about them. She uses words effortlessly, without pretense – and I can promise you that you’ll keep on reading until the last page.
 There are only a few books that made me cry, and you have to understand that I’ve devoured books since I was 10 years old. That’s a big list. Fine Things by Danielle Steel is one. Now, I have to add Rannigan’s Redemption: Finale to my list. Although I know how the Rannigan’s Redemption Series is going to end, I was excited to see how she will write it. I was not disappointed. I could kill her, really. 70% into the book, I was bawling like a baby. Continuously, until the last page. And then I had to go back to THAT scene just one more time.
After you read it, you’ll know what THAT scene is.
It’s currently on Pre-order. Out on April 18! Get it on AMAZON.

You might want to get book 1 first, if you haven’t yet.

Ok, enough with the raving. For the Author Spotlight, here’s my interview with Pandora Spocks.
Pandora Spocks, why did you choose that pen name? She’s a witch and you write erotic romance.
The name Pandora Spocks is a pop culture reference from the 60s television show Bewitched, but she was not a witch. On the show, Elizabeth Montgomery played Samantha Stevens, a pretty blonde housewife who happened to be a witch. Occasionally, Montgomery also played Samantha’s brunette cousin, Serena. But in the credits, it was said that Serena was played by Pandora Spocks. I always thought that was clever.

Besides, it’s a pun of Pandora ’s Box, that fabled container from Greek mythology that has come to represent a source of endless complications and problems. I’m a redhead. (laughing) What can I say?

Interesting trivia. I didn’t know that. 

 
How did you get into self publishing? What was the catalyst?
I never started out with the intention of publishing. I began writing my stories online on various social media outlets. Then people seemed to like my work. After I posted my first story, Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over, chapter by chapter twice in its entirety, I thought that maybe I’d investigate the whole self publishing world.

Thank goodness you did. 🙂


Your bio says that you’re happy with your own “Sir”. Tell us a little about that and how it influences your writing.

My husband is my rock, my protector, my partner, my number one fan, the one who makes me believe that anything is possible. Having survived a very young, very bad marriage that lasted way too long, I like to call him my happily ever after. He restored me to the happy, fun girl that I was before my nightmare. When I write romance, I love to create strong, caring men and equally strong, determined women who, together, feel safe enough to be vulnerable with each other.

Tell us about Pandora Spocks, the woman. What makes you tick? What drives you?

I’m a wife, mom, step-mom, sister, daughter, friend. I’m a redhead who was raised in the South, so I can be stubborn. I love to laugh and I’m not afraid to laugh at myself. I care about fairness and equality, I’d like to see a whole lot more love in the world and a whole lot less hate. I love music of all kinds and nearly always have an inner play list. I love reading and I love writing, especially thoughtful, spicy romance. When I do something, I want to do my absolute best.

Your debut novel Luke and Bella was written like a pro. Do you edit your own books?

Wow, thanks! I do edit my own books. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to writing. Editing my own work is sort of like trimming the Christmas tree—I can’t pass by without rearranging the decorations. I read and reread my work and change something every time. At a certain point, I just have to force myself to let it go. A new development, though. For the last book of Rannigan’s Redemption, I had author A. M. Manay do the proofreading.

Aha.. two of my favorites collaborating…


How do you find self publishing so far? What’s your biggest challenge?

Self publishing has been something of a journey with a learning curve for me. The truth is, I accidentally published Luke & Bella the first time. I sort of thought that when I uploaded the manuscript to KDP I’d have the opportunity to look it over, fiddle with formatting and that. All of a sudden, I had a book for sale. I’ve learned a great deal from my mistakes, and I’ve been blessed to meet a lot of very nice authors who have given me indispensable advice. My biggest challenge has been the whole marketing and promotion thing. It takes a lot of time and I’m not sure I’ve hit on the most effective methods just yet.

It’s a long process, but you’re on the right track.


What are you doing to bring your books closer to your readers?

I’m taking this question as being related to marketing. I am involved in several author support groups on social media and we promote one another’s work on a daily basis. I post promotional articles on my author blog as well as on my personal blog. Recently, taking the advice of colleagues and friends whom I respect, I had The Book Khaleesi redesign the covers of my Rannigan’s Redemption series, making them much more attractive to potential readers.

Tell us what being a self published Author means to you.

For me, being a self published author means that I’m able to put my work out there for readers when I’m ready. I don’t wait for acceptance letters or have to change my work to please a boardroom. I see the self publishing movement as doing for literature what YouTube and iTunes have done for music. The public now has access to a myriad of work they would never have known about previously.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years, as an author?

Whew! (big sigh) In 5 years, I’d love to see myself writing full time. Currently, I work a full time job and squeeze in writing (and marketing, promoting, networking) when I can. If I could get my sales up to the level of my current salary, I’d be what was in terms of my job. I have several stories that are already started and a very long list of ideas beyond that. In addition to writing fiction, I read your book, You Want to Be a Freelancer, Now What? and that’s always in the back of my mind, too.

Where do you get honest validation and feedback for your writing?

My husband is never hesitant to tell me exactly what he thinks. I value his input and his thoughts. I’m also a member of the Alliance of Self Published Authors. We read and provide feedback for each other and I’m beyond grateful for their support.

Which authors do you identify with and why?

I love Joanne Harris and Maeve Binchy for creating characters with depth and soul. I enjoy Maggie Carpenter, Amber Lea Easton, and Natasha Blackthorne who writes sexy erotic romance.

What is your favorite book? Name just one.

My all-time favorite book, no doubt about it, is Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. It’s a great story about love and family and forgiveness. I aspire to one day write something as beautiful as the prologue of that book.

For you, what is the best part about being a self published author?

I love pulling up Amazon (or iBooks, or B&N, or Kobo, or Smashwords) and seeing my book for sale right next to my literary heroes. It’s kind of surreal.

What’s the worst part?

The marketing is hard. Business is not my background or education so I’m very much a fish out of water. Suddenly I’m ‘building a brand’. But I like to think I’m a quick learner.

Your romance series Rannigan’s Redemption is complete. What’s on the pipeline?

Yes, Rannigan is finished. It’s been a long labor of love. Currently, I have a couple of projects I’m working on kind of simultaneously.

First, my next novel is For Sparrow. I’m going back to the BDSM theme that was in Luke & Bella. In Sparrow, a woman’s husband dies suddenly. She finds herself not only grieving her husband but also the loss of the Dominant to her submissive. But as it turns out, he made provisions for her before his death.

My other project is a naughty little summer novella called Just One Night. It’s about a woman who is determined to recover from a nasty break-up but finding a guy for a one night fling.

Will definitely wait for For Sparrow. I read the excerpt on your blog. 🙂

If you could speak to all self published authors, what advise would you give them?

Gosh, where do I start?
• Just do it, don’t be afraid to jump right in.
• Surround yourself with great writers who can give you all sorts of input and advice.
• Don’t let slow sales discourage you. Keep on working.
• Follow successful writers and emulate what they do, marketing-wise.
• Don’t be too hard-headed to take great advice (Pandora!).
• Quid pro quo. Support other indie authors and they will support you.
• Pass along what you’ve learned.
Thanks for taking the time, Pandora. 
I won’t wish you the best cause I know you will make it happen.
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Check out her Amazon Page
 

Watch This Space–Jolie Mason

I love to read, been an avid reader since the moment I first read a whole book all by myself (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish if you’re keeping score).  I love erotic romance, obviously, and thrillers and true adventure.  But I’ll have to admit, I’ve never read much sci-fi romance before.

And then I found Jolie Mason.  Her 47th Lancers series grabbed me my the lapels and threw me down ever since I read Riding Redemption.  Mason’s stories are packed with fast-paced action, softened around the edges by heart-felt romance.

Her new release, Redemption Burning, is no different.  The opening of the story is heart-breaking.  And I’ve said it before, Mason insists on giving us the technical details of battle without dumbing them down.  She trusts us to keep up and it’s a better story for it.

Here’s my Amazon review of Redemption Burning.

Action, Adventure, and Heart-Felt Romance

Confession—I don’t have a lot of experience reading sci-fi romance. Then I came across Jolie Mason. Having thoroughly enjoyed Riding Redemption, I was thrilled to read Redemption Burning, the next installment in Jolie Mason’s sci-fi romance 47th Lancers series.

The book opens with a heart-breaking scene. “Briar” Rose MacClellen is having a conversation with an AI representation of her dead lover, “Beezer.” From beyond the grave, Beezer tells her that she needs to take care of his best friend, Herc. Because as Beezer always knew, Herc was as much in love with Briar as he himself had been in life. And if Briar was honest with herself, she knew about Herc’s feelings all along. And just maybe she has feelings for him, too. Against a backdrop of an epic battle, Briar begins to come to terms with Beezer’s death and the living man who loves her.

I absolutely love this series and this book is a terrific addition. The action is fast-paced and Mason doesn’t dumb down the technical details. The romance is heart-felt and passionate and it all comes together to create an epic story. What a great book!

You can buy Redemption Burning here.  Go on, what are you waiting for?

No Spoiler Review of Rannigan’s Redemption Part Deux

I can’t resist passing along the first advance review for Running Rogue, the continuation of Rannigan’s Redemption. I’m so grateful to Jolie Mason. ❤

Future Fairytales by Jolie Mason

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As promised, I am delivering my advance review of Pandora Spocks awesome new series, Rannigan’s Redemption. It’s a serial, and I’m not a general fan of serial cliffhangers, however, there is an exception to every rule. This is mine.

I am going to endeavor not to ruin the book for anyone while giving the low down on what’s new in Mary Margaret’s life. We all, I include myself in the number, made a few assumptions about where things would go between Maggie and Michael. Things were never as they seemed.

In part two, Rannigan is about to face off with himself, being forced to reconsider his life, his choices and his treatment of his friends. His dark moment is very dark indeed, and when he needs someone, the only person there is Maggie.

Spocks manages to do something amazing. She’s written erotic romance that has depth and thoughtful character…

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Watch This Space–G. S. Bailey

I’ve been in promo-mode for the last few weeks with the release of my new book, Rannigan’s Redemption, so I’ve been lax with posting much of anything else.  BUT!  I recently read a really cool book I want to tell you about.

Australian G. S. Bailey is the author of a whole slew of mystery and suspense novels, all with a steamy dose of romance on the side.  I’ve been wanting to read something of his for some time and I finally read his new book, Kangaroo Crossing.  I was not disappointed.  Here’s my review.

Steamy Romantic Mystery

Kangaroo Crossing is Book 5 of author G.S. Bailey’s Mystery Loves Romance series. Journalist Blake is a confirmed city boy. He’s also a player, content to entertain himself with casual hook-ups and one-night stands rather than risk having his heart broken again.
Madeline runs her family’s cattle station in the outback about as far away from the big city as one can get. She and her family are still reeling from the yet unsolved murder of Maddy’s mother years before. While she’s happy with her simple country life, she wouldn’t mind finding a man to share it with.
Their worlds collide when Blake is assigned to look into new evidence in the case of Madeline’s mother and several other cold cases. He’s gentleman enough to know he shouldn’t trifle with her heart. But is it really trifling if he’s falling for her?
I loved this book. The author takes us with him on a trip into the Australian outback, weaving together awe of Mother Nature and terrific suspense. And he builds incredible sexual tension between the main characters. I haven’t read the other books in this series and that’s okay because they’re all stand-alone. But I think I know what goes next on my To-Read list.

Check out Kangaroo Crossing and other steamy mysteries by G. S. Bailey!

New Review of Rannigan’s Redemption!

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Erotica author Patient Lee

I’m beyond grateful to the incomparable Patient Lee for her terrific review of the recently released Rannigan’s Redemption Part 1: Resisting Risk.  She posted her review on Writerotica.  You can click the link to read it.

Rannigan’s Redemption Part 2: Running Rogue will be out in February.

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Part 1 of Rannigan is available at the usual outlets.

Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, and Smashwords

I’m A Lucky Girl

20151208_194941-1All in all, it’s been a great release day for Rannigan’s Redemption.  I mean, there was the day from hell at my day job.  But ignoring that, a few copies have sold, it’s gotten some amazingly positive reviews, and I’ve had huge support from many of you.  I can’t thank you enough.  You all mean the world to me.

And I even received launch day flowers from my biggest fan, my Sir.

Yep.  I’m a lucky girl.

Watch This Space–Suzie Jay

‘Tis the season for a great Christmas romance and  I have just the one for you.  Merry Christmas, Eve by Suzie Jay is exactly what you’re looking for.

Here’s my review on Amazon.

I loved Merry Christmas, Eve by Suzy Jay. Confident, driven career woman Eve Taylor finds herself stranded with other travelers in a snowstorm at the Nashville airport on the day before Christmas Eve. All she wants is to be alone in her own home for the holidays.
One of her fellow strandees happens to be a tall, sexy businessman named Grayson Parker. With nothing but time on her hands, Eve indulges in a little fantasy and flirtation.
But she’s put her personal life on the back burner for so long now, she’s not sure she can take a chance on love. Grayson is a damaged soul with a few mysteries of his own.
Will there be a Merry Christmas for them?

This is a quick read, just perfect for this busy time of year.  While you’re bustling around making sure everyone else has a happy holiday, take a few moments for yourself and enjoy this delightful book.

Watch This Space–Jolie Mason

I just read a cool, exciting, sexy story by Jolie MasonRiding Redemption: The 47th Lancers #1 is a sci-fi thriller with heartfelt, sexy romance.  This is not my usual read, but I have to tell you, I can’t wait to read more of this story.

I’m including the Amazon link because I know you’re going to want to check this out.  It’s only 99¢, and it’s FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Here’s my review from Amazon and Goodreads.

Thrilling Adventure With a Side of Romance

I loved this story! Wendy, call-sign Dahlia, and Beau, call-sign Jackson, are members of the 47th Lancers, tasked with repelling alien invaders. They also happen to be former lovers. But when Jackson got too close, Dahlia broke it off. Now they struggle to work together and maintain their professionalism.

This story has heart-pounding action and I love the fact that the author doesn’t dumb down the technical details of battle. There’s also hot romance. I can’t wait to read the next installment.