Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NEW RELEASE and SALE: AGONIZE by Xavier Neal

Hi everyone! Today I have Xavier Neal on my blog with her latest release, Agonize, a Senses series novel! 

Cover credits: 
Photo: 6:12 Photography by Eric McKinney
Model: Jared McPherson

Here's what Agonize is about: 

Tony Reed has always felt second best. To his family. To his best friend. To every girl he's dated. But when Lex "Lix" Jones, an indie rock star, convinces him to let go of his inhibitions and have a little fun, Tony quickly has a critical decision to make. Are they meant to live in a world of passion together or should he be left alone to agonize?

* WARNING: Contains strong language & sexual situations. *

*** Only 99 cents! ***

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Here's a little taste of Agonize: 




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About the Author

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. (At the top of that list are "Supernatural" and the BBC's "Sherlock"). Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

NEW RELEASE and SALE: ESCAPE INTO ROMANCE Boxed Set!

The ESCAPE INTO ROMANCE boxed set is LIVE! 11 novels / 11 authors / 2,000+ pages for one low price! 

Get books from award-winning and USA Today bestselling Addictive Reads authors Cate Dean, Anna Erishkigal, Kiru Taye, Liz Matis, Nana Malone, Kristine Cayne, Stacey Joy Netzel, Tamara Ward, Dana Delamar, Lily Silver, and Natalie G. Owens. 



This collection has it all—contemporary romance, futuristic romance, romantic suspense, mystery romance, and paranormal romance—with a wide range of heroes, from time travelers, ex-soldiers, Navy SEALs, and multi-millionaire CEOs, to tennis stars, firefighters, Mafia princes, and rock stars! 

Heat levels range from sweet to sizzling, so there’s something to suit every mood.  


*** Only 99 cents! *** 


Friday, February 27, 2015

NEW RELEASE and SALE: INSANITY by Xavier Neal

Hi everyone! Today I have Xavier Neal on my blog with her latest release, Insanity, #3 in the Havoc series! 
⋰⋱★⋰ THE EPIC FINALE IS HERE⋰⋱★⋰⋱

Will this Marine be able to survive his biggest challenge yet or be left to suffer pure insanity? 


Here's what Insanity is about: 

When Clint "Grim" Walker left for elite training, he never expected the opportunity that was waiting. Suddenly the only thing he's ever wanted for his career collides with the only woman he's ever loved. Will Clint be able to survive his biggest challenge yet, or be left to suffer pure insanity?

* WARNING: Contains strong language & sexual situations. *

 *** Only .99 cents! ***


Haven't had the chance to start the journey with this Marine yet? For a LIMITED TIME ONLY you can buy the complete box set of ALL THREE BOOKS for only $1.99!




Here's a little taste of Insanity:





Can't get enough Xavier Neal? 


Havoc Series:



Senses Series:



Deaf 




Agonize - coming soon!


Never Say Neverland Series:




About the Author

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. (At the top of that list are "Supernatural" and the BBC's "Sherlock"). Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY and BLOG TOUR for the Blood and Honor series!

Hi everyone! In preparation for the upcoming release of Reckoning, the fifth book in the Blood and Honor series, I'm doing a mega blog tour! And as part of the tour, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card -- winner's choice! 


I recently did an interview with P.T. Macias, owner of Lions Book Promotions, as part of the blog tour. Here it is, including a sneak peek at Reckoning, which I plan to release in the May/June time frame.  

So, can you tell us what makes Dana Delamar tick?  What got you started on the path to becoming an author?

I’ve wanted to be a writer from a very young age. In my teens, I was constantly writing romances for my sisters and my friends. They were all about the rock stars we adored. I spent hours and hours dreaming up stories!

What are you currently working on?  Would you care to share a snippet?

I’m currently working on Reckoning, the fifth book in the Blood and Honor Mafia romance series. It’s about a hit man who falls in love with the anti-Mafia judge presiding over his boss’s trial. Here’s a brief taste: 

Ruggero grabbed hold of Loredana’s arms. “Is that how you see me? As a man? Or do you see me as a Mafioso?” He pulled her close, his eyes flicking back and forth across her face, before dipping down to stare at her lips.

Both of them were breathing hard. She placed her hands on his chest, his muscles twitching beneath her hands. Her heart was pounding, her stomach flipping. “I see you as a man,” she said, the words just barely above a whisper. 

Before she could second-guess herself, she leaned in and pressed her lips to his. For just an instant, he kissed her back, then his hands clamped down on her biceps, and he broke the contact. “What the fuck are you doing?”

“I don’t know.”

Those wolf’s eyes drilled into hers. “You’d better know, Loredana. I’m not a man you can play with.”

Do you include some of your own personal experiences in your books or do you prefer to use your imagination?

It’s a mix of both. I frequently write about places I’ve been, occasionally about things that have happened to me. But since I’m not in the Mob, a lot of it is drawn one-hundred percent from my imagination!

What genre do you typically write in and why did you choose this over others?  

My first book was a hot contemporary romance (still unpublished). I switched to romantic suspense while I was playing the “what if” game trying to brainstorm my next book. I asked myself, “What if my hero isn’t such a good guy?” And that’s how the Blood and Honor series was born. 

I also really enjoy erotic romance and hot contemporary romance, so I think my next series may be in one of those genres. And I’m not ruling out paranormal either--I just need the right idea!

Do you have a specific process or a ritual you go through when sitting down to write?

Not really, though I have found that I write more easily if I’m doing it longhand in a notebook. I also like to have a cup of tea or chai with me. 

Where do you find your inspiration for your plots?  Do you have any tricks of the trade you would care to share?  

For the Blood and Honor books, I try to put myself in my characters’ shoes. What moves would I make if I were a Mafia don? How would I feel if I found out that the man I loved was a criminal--and he’d been hiding it from me? 

I also do a ton of research, reading about what real-life Mafiosos have done. I’ve picked up little tidbits here and there that have morphed into whole plots. Occasionally, things I’ve dreamed up that I thought were perhaps far-fetched (such as the Mob taking over banks) have turned out to be true. Sometimes I think I missed my calling! ;)

What is the oddest place/situation where an idea for a book/plot has come to you?

I get tons of ideas in the shower or while driving. I actually bought this notepad (Aqua Notes – you can get it on Amazon) so that I could make notes in the shower. It’s been worth every penny!

What makes a book stand out and perk your interest?

The premise. I love books with seemingly impossible conflicts to resolve. 

We all have our favorite authors.  Can you share some of yours and tell us why you like them? 

J.R. Ward, Darynda Jones, Larissa Ione, Pamela Clare, Kristine Cayne (my awesome critique partner!). They all write books with bad-ass heroes, fast-moving plots, and sexual chemistry that’s off the charts! 

We all have a pet peeve, care to share yours?

Mine is books with a great premise but that haven’t been edited. I can deal with some typos, but when words are constantly misused and sentences are so garbled that I have to read them again and again to try to make sense of them, it just becomes work to read. I hate slogging through a book. I want to get lost in the story. If I’m hitting errors in every sentence or every paragraph, I never forget that I’m reading. It bums me out!

When you’re not writing, what are the things you enjoy doing to relax?

Reading, reading, reading! And watching great TV. There are so many awesome shows on these days. One of my all-time faves is “Supernatural.” I’m a total Dean girl!

Malavita (Blood and Honor, Prequel) by Dana Delamar


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Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar




Retribution (Blood and Honor, #2) by Dana Delamar





Redemption (Blood and Honor, #3) by Dana Delamar



GIVEAWAY TIME!

I'm giving away a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card -- winner's choice! Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 

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COVER REVEAL: AGONIZE by Xavier Neal

Hi everyone! Today I have Xavier Neal on my blog with the HOT cover for her upcoming release, Agonize, a Senses series novel! 



Cover credits: 
Photo: 6:12 Photography by Eric McKinney
Model: Jared McPherson

Here's what Agonize is about: 


Tony Reed has always felt second best. To his family. To his best friend. To every girl he's dated. But when Lex "Lix" Jones, an indie rock star, convinces him to let go of his inhibitions and have a little fun, Tony quickly has a critical decision to make. Are they meant to live in a world of passion together or should he be left alone to agonize?


*RELEASE DATE: March 3rd*


* WARNING: Contains strong language & sexual situations. *


Can't get enough Xavier Neal? 

Havoc Series:

Insanity - Coming Soon


Senses Series:


Deaf 




Callous

Agonize - coming soon!


Never Say Neverland Series:




About the Author

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. (At the top of that list are "Supernatural" and the BBC's "Sherlock"). Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

FREE 2/19-2/20 & GIVEAWAY: WHO TO READ AFTER FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by Summer Daniels

I was recently asked to be part of an awesome project that Summer Daniels was putting together. It answers the question: “I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, but WHO should I read NEXT?” Even better, it's absolutely FREE February 19th-20th. AND it includes a special giveaway! Get your copy now!

WHO TO READ AFTER FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by Summer Daniels 







“I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, but WHO should I read NEXT?”

I’m glad you asked.

Come learn about some of your favorite New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling authors, including: H.M. Ward, Sandi Lynn, Jennifer Probst, Rachel Van Dyken, Gina Maxwell, J.C. Reed, Annabel Joseph, Lauren Hawkeye, Eden Bradley, Kelly Elliott … and 40+ more!

Are you ready for Fifty After Fifty?

Welcome to the first volume of WHO To Read After Fifty Shades of Grey. Exclusive interviews, author biographies and no-holds-barred excerpts hot enough to melt your Kindle!

As a reader and as an author, I found the interview answers fascinating. Find out what some of these authors think of Fifty Shades, who influenced or mentored them, who they enjoy reading themselves, and what advice they would pass along to aspiring authors - plus some very personal inside information.

Connect with them via social media to learn more about what they are working on and upcoming release dates.

NOTE: There is a giveaway embedded within this ebook! Scrambled words have been inserted into each author interview. Readers must unscramble the words and assemble them into the exact wording of a paragraph from one of our author excerpts. All correct answers each month will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. See the introduction inside for more details!

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy learning more about this stunning collection of authors!



Thursday, February 12, 2015

GIANT GIVEAWAY: Valentine's Day Kindle Fire, Ebook, and Gift Card Giveaway!



Hi everybody! I'm part of an AWESOME Valentine's Day giveaway happening from 2/13-2/19! There are over 40 amazing prizes, including a Kindle Fire, ebooks, audio books, paperbacks, and gift cards! 

A number of authors have come together this Valentine's Day to create an amazing giveaway opportunity for you! There are many great prizes, including a Kindle Fire donated by Marissa Dobson. The prizes are listed below. Want to enter for your chance to win? Click the Rafflecopter link below! 
  1. Kindle Fire from Marissa Dobson
  2. Ebook Over the Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia
  3. Ebook Meet Me in the Garden by Rosa Sophia
  4. Ebook When It's Least Expected by Heather Van Fleet
  5. 2 Ebooks of A Valentine's Surprise by Melanie James
  6. 2 audio books of A Valentine's Surprise by Melanie James
  7. Ebook Hers to Bear by Tamara Hoffa
  8. Ebook Crazy In Love by Casey Bond
  9. Ebook of Sin, The Complete Collection by Casey Bond
  10. Ebook winners choice from Beverly Ovalle
  11. Ebook Blocked by Jennifer Lane
  12. A signed rack card and winner's choice of any of my ebooks by E.L.R. Jones
  13. Ebook A Mother's Burden by Ellie Keys
  14. Ebook Redefining Me by Ellie Keys
  15. Ebook copy of Revenge by Dana Delamar
  16. $14 Amazon giftcard from Donna Michaels
  17. Ebook Prince of Punk Rock by Jenna Galicki
  18. 3 Ebook copies of Bloodlust by Nicole Zoltack
  19. Ebook of Revival by M.K. Gilher
  20. Paperback of CryWolf by Karen Fuller
  21. Paperback of Cover to Cover by Alexandrea Weis
  22. Paperback of Dylan by Kathi S Barton
  23. Paperback copy of To Save a Mate by Krystal Shannon
  24. Lakeshore Evil Series Set by KC Harper
  25. 2 Ebook copies of It's love by KC Harper
  26. 2 Ebook copies of Sweet something by KC Harper
  27. Ebook Wesson Rebels Book set by Shyla Colt
  28. Signed swag from Chloe Barlow
  29. Ebook Corrupted by Alicia Taylor and Natalie Townsend
  30. Ebook Warped by Alicia Taylor and Natalie Townsend
  31. Ebook Avowed by Alicia Taylor and Natalie Townsend
  32. $25 Amazon or American Express GC from K.E. Saxon
  33. Ebook A Stranger's Kiss by K.E. Saxon
  34. Ebook Highland Vengeance by K.E Saxon
  35. $5 Amazon gift card from Louisa Bacio
  36. Ebook winners choice from Nicole Garcia
  37. 3 Ebooks from Lacey Wolfe
  38. 2 ebook copies of Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne
  39. $5 Amazon gift card from Cynthia St. Aubin
  40. Backlist ebook from Lucy Felthouse
  41. Love is Never Past Tense Trilogy by Janna Yeshanova