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Tropical Tryst – 25 Sexy Romances / One Boxed Set / #99c – Part 4

Escape with 25 brand new and exclusive sexy reads from NY Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors. The Tropical Tryst Boxed set is perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate and enticing tales, set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness! Available for pre-order for only 99 cents. Release date Aug. 1

Bonus: Visit www.tropicaltryst.com for special pre-order giveaways and join the Tropical Tryst Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalTryst/) for updates and a chance to win Tropical Tryst swag!

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0713MQ2TP/

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tropical-tryst-nicole-morgan/1126270355?ean=9781508076988

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tropical-tryst

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicole_Morgan_Tropical_Tryst?id=kOO4DgAAQBAJ

Meet the authors of the Tropical Tryst Boxed Set: 

Celeste Hall, author of Just Trust Me What inspired you to choose your setting? One of my favorite vacations, was a boat trip down the Amazon river, to a beautiful eco-friendly resort tucked inside the Peruvian jungle. It was truly amazing. Most of the crazy adventures my heroine endures, are based on my real life experiences. What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I’d love to see more of the South American jungles, as well as the many nearby isles. Galapagos, Fernando de Noronha, Ilha de Tinharé, and Easter island, just to name a few. It could takes months to properly experience them all. Beautiful scenery aside, I’d really be happy anywhere, so long as I had the right travel companion.  What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? I adore Charlize Theron, but I’m not sure she’d appreciate the situation. Chris Evans would probably make a better choice. I’ve had survival training, so he just needs to be charming and keep me motivated until our rescuers arrive. He seems like a pretty affable guy.  Blurb: When her best friend invites Jenn to spend time in a beautiful Amazon resort, she leaps at the opportunity. Maybe she can finally escape the terror stalking her in New York. She is blindsided by Remi’s surly brother. Ex-marine, now chief in security, Jackson is sexier than ever, but just as unapproachable. When Jenn’s deadly secret unravels, Jackson vows to keep her safe, but to do so, he must gain back the trust he destroyed.

Bio: I am a passionate writer of romance in a variety of sub-genres, but my favorite are probably the paranormal stories. I believe that a great book can do more than offer an afternoon’s pleasure, it can change your life. For that reason, I am absolutely addicted to happy endings. I feel that everyone could use more love and happiness in their lives.  When not writing, I enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy a variety of artistic mediums, gardening, horseback riding, and geeking out online – especially on Facebook. Contact links: www.CelesteHall.com www.facebook.com/celesteh1 www.amazon.com/author/celestehall

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Carma Haley Shoemaker, author of Sunset Seduction

What inspired you to choose your setting? Choosing Saint Lucia took a bit of time. My location needed to be romantic, as well as serene. My character needed a place to find herself again, but the location also needed to offer a tropical setting that would sweep her off her feet, and lower her defenses, allowing the romance to find her.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? My idea of the perfect tropical getaway would definitely include a balance of adventure and romance. I would truly enjoy spending the day exploring a volcano, or hiking to a hidden waterfall, ending with a romantic, candlelit dinner for two on a secluded sandbar or floating pontoon.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? The celebrity I would most like to be stranded on an island with is Jensen Ackles. Jensen plays Dean Winchester in the television show, Supernatural. He is funny, talented, athletic, and is very easy on the eyes.

Blurb:

Haunted by the image of her cheating husband, Julia Turner decided men weren’t worth her effort. Hoping the tropical sun will burn away the bitterness and depression, Julia embarks on girls’ vacation with friends to re-find happiness. When Julia meets Seth, the perpetual groomsman, neither is prepared for the tide of passion to come. Just what she needed to buoy her self-esteem, lustful desires leave Julia wondering if Seth can bring her back to life.

Bio:

A nurse by trade and a writer by nature, Carma Haley Shoemaker is a magazine writer turned novelist. She has written articles for numerous online and national print publications on various topics such as women’s issues including self-esteem and surviving divorce. Now a fiction writer, Carma has published four romance novels, with three additional titles due for release in 2017. You can find out more about Carma by visiting her website: www.carmicwords.com.

Contact Links:

Website – www.carmicwords.com

Amazon page – www.amazon.com/author/carma

Facebook – www.facebook.com/writercarma

Twitter – www.twitter.com/carmicwords

Instagram – www.instagram.com/carmicwords

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Fiona Miers, author of Miracle in Hawaii

What inspired you to choose this setting? I wanted something beautiful, and fun and exotic. Hawaii seemed like the perfect destination, especially for a hero and heroine that live in New York. I

What’s your idea of a perfect tropical getaway? I love to swim, sleep in and sunbake. So anywhere for me where there is room service, crystal blue waters and sandy beaches is perfect for me.

 What celebrity would you like to be stranded on a desert island with? Channing Tatum. I could look at that man allllll…… day!

About Miracle in Hawaii

Samara Jenkins is on a baby mission… but before she puts down her business hat, she has one more thing to do. Julian King needs her help restoring his hotel, and Samara’s skills are perfect for the job.

Samara and Julian are like fire and ice, yet they slide together into a hot, fling. But when Julian declares he doesn’t want anything long term, Samara leaves Hawaii, and takes something of Julian’s with her.

Bio:

Fiona Miers has a super busy life, like most modern women, but always finds time for reading and writing romance. Her love affair with the romance genre started when she was only 11 years old, when her mother, and nana, handed her, her first mills and boon. Since then she’s built her own business, become a mother to two beautiful little girls, and fallen in love with the most spectacular man on the planet. Fiona writes MF contemporary and historical romance, writing more erotic stories under the pen name Tamsin Baker. Thank you for reading this, and hopefully you’ll love reading about her characters as much as she loved creating them.

Contact Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiona.miersauthor

Website: http://www.fionamiers.com

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Whitley Cox, author of Lust Abroad

What inspired you to choose your setting? The hubby and I went to Peru as a part of our 12 countries in 6 months honeymoon and a few terrible things happened to us, so instead of dwelling on it I wanted to put my story to paper, embrace the romantic part of our holiday and find something good to celebrate about our time there. Not everything I wrote is autobiographical, and in order for the story to be exciting I upped the thrill, suspense and drama as well as made the hero and heroine meet and fall in love rather than go there together. I wanted to bring light to a dark part of our holiday.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? Live aboard yacht for four weeks through French Polynesia. Nothing but, sex, scuba diving and sun tanning.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Sir Patrick Stewart. I have a mad crush on the guy.

Blurb

Piper Valentine knows that life is short. Off to Peru to heal, she finds solace in Derrick King, the hot journalist she meets on the airplane. Derrick knows all about loss, too, and his secrets keep him from letting Piper in. Their journey to Machu Picchu quickly turns south as they’re pursued by mysterious gunmen. But Derrick makes her feel safe, even as his lust for her endangers her heart. Is there strength in surrender?

Bio

A West Coast baby born and raised, Whitley is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have a spirited toddler and a fluffy dog. She spends her days making food that gets thrown on the floor, vacuuming Cheerios out from under the couch and making sure that the dog food doesn’t end up in the air conditioner. But when nap time comes, and it’s not quite wine o’clock, Whitley sits down, avoids the pile of laundry on the couch, and writes. A lover of all things decadent; wine, cheese, chocolate and spicy erotic romance, Whitley brings the humorous side of sex, the ridiculous side of relationships and the suspense of everyday life into her stories. With mommy wars, body issues, threesomes, bondage and role playing, these books have everything we need to satisfy the curious kink in all of us.

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JB Duvane, author of Starry Nights What inspired you to choose your setting? I live a couple blocks away from the beach in the Pacific NW and take long walks whenever it’s not raining too hard. I come up with a lot of the ideas for my books while I’m walking out there and this one popped into my head when I was wishing it was a little warmer.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? A private bungalow on a secluded beach where my partner and I could lounge around and have our food and drinks brought to us.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? I’m partial to dark eyes and hair, as well as a quiet intensity, so Jamie Dornan – but specifically in the series The Fall.

Blurb for Starry Nights

Sometimes even being a movie star can’t buy you a second chance with the girl you still hunger for. But true love can…

Bio

JB Duvane writes about tortured billionaires, bad boys with secret desires, and men with a dark past. She loves them all – ranging from hired killers to serial killers to the non-lethal variety of bad boy. Above all, she wants everyone to have their HEA.

Contact links:

Website – http://jbduvane.com/

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/jbduvane/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jbduvane

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14846625.J_B_Duvane

Tumblr – https://jbduvane.tumblr.com/

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Alexis Alvarez, author of Hotter in Hawaii

What inspired you to choose your setting? I had agreed to write a book that featured love in the tropics, and I thought, “How far away from the tropics can I get, while still technically fitting into the box set?  How can I make this unquestionably unique?” I decided to strand the lucky couple in the summer desert of Phoenix, Arizona instead of the lush greenery and ocean of Maui…and still have them experience glistening pools, mai-tais, and great sex.  I wanted to show that sometimes, the things you assume are boring and banal can end up having intricate, amazing features that make you love them.  Getting the unexpected can be a gift, not a punishment, and beauty can come from the place you least expect.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? We rented a house near the beach the North shore of Oahu, one of the most beautiful places in the world.  It came complete with a wrecking ball swing. You know, the thing that Miley Cyrus had in her famous video? So naturally, all of us had to take turns on it, swinging [fully clothed] and laughing until our stomachs hurt. That house also had dressers that fell apart when you opened them, a broken ukulele as part of the décor, fewer bedrooms than promised, and a very small bottle of holy water (!) in the spice cabinet.  The sewage tank was overfull, and the ground near it was swelling and swampy. The caretaker who lived in a separate home on the property told us he was not a caretaker, but a wedding planner, so he couldn’t help us with the broken furniture or septic issues. The owner was not reachable by phone. But the beach was amazing – great snorkelling, and we had so much fun laughing together, my family and I. To me, that was the perfect tropical vacation – enjoying a wreck of a place on the best beach in the entire world, with the people who mean the most to me in the entire world.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? If I had to be stranded with a celebrity, I’d pick one of those guys who deliberately get dropped off in the Alaskan wilderness with one sock and a toothpick, and end up building an airplane and communications tower out of ivy and dust while killing mooses with their bare hands to survive. Or maybe Chris Rock. He’s freaking hilarious.  He could make us laugh while we ate coconuts and waited for a cruise ship full of bloated fat sneaker-wearing American tourists to come and save us. Also, could the “island” be “Greece?”  I’ve always wanted to see Greece.  If the answer is yes, then forget Chris Rock [sorry, CR, it’s been real], and instead I’ll take Betty White (I read that she’s ¼ Greek) and also David Sedaris, who is one of the funniest writers alive, and is also half-Greek.

Blurb for Hotter in Hawaii

Harper Bradley is thrilled to land the job of a lifetime, photographing a brand new Hawaiian resort. She’s working with sexy Zach Taylor, which would be awesome if he weren’t such a player…and if he hadn’t turned her down in an embarrassing episode months ago. When things go awry, starting with an emergency landing in Phoenix, Harper discovers there’s more to Zach than quips and abs. But is this commitment-phobic playboy ready for love?

Bio

Alexis Alvarez is an author, photographer, and digital designer who loves writing steamy romances.  Her female heroines are always strong, intelligent women who fall for the sexiest guy around…and get the happy-ever-after ending of their dreams.

Alexis is a wife and mom, a former chemical engineer, a dachshund-whisperer — wait, that’s a lie. The dachshund usually does the exact opposite of what he’s told.

Do you like contemporary romance with steam and humor?  Darker BDSM/erotica novels with fascinating psychological insights?  Alexis has you covered. She writes in both genres. One really cool thing about Alexis is that she’s a friendly author who loves meeting new people on Facebook. Please come on by and say hello. Thanks, and happy reading!

Contact links:

Website:  http://graffitifiction.com/

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/Alexis-Alvarez/e/B0107LJQEM

Facebook Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AlexisAlvarezAuthor/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14127116.Alexis_Alvarez

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AlexisAlvarezWr

 

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Tropical Tryst – 25 Sexy Romances / One Boxed Set / #99c – Part 3

Escape with 25 brand new and exclusive sexy reads from NY Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors. The Tropical Tryst Boxed set is perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate and enticing tales, set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness! Available for pre-order for only 99 cents. Release date Aug. 1

Bonus: Visit www.tropicaltryst.com for special pre-order giveaways and join the Tropical Tryst Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalTryst/) for updates and a chance to win Tropical Tryst swag!

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0713MQ2TP/

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tropical-tryst-nicole-morgan/1126270355?ean=9781508076988

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tropical-tryst

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicole_Morgan_Tropical_Tryst?id=kOO4DgAAQBAJ

Meet the authors of the Tropical Tryst Boxed Set: 

EmKay Connor, author of Worth the Risk

What inspired you to choose your setting?  Who hasn’t dreamed of running away to a remote tropical island to escape all of their troubles. Sun, sand, umbrella drinks and hot guys. No shirt, no shoes, no problems!

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway?  My idea of the perfect tropical getaway is a modern resort within walking distance of the beach. I like my creature comforts–A/C, wi-fi, room service–even in paradise!

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?  Johnny Depp, but he must be wearing his Cap’n Jack Sparrow duds and have a generous supply of whiskey. 

Blurb

Five years living on a tiny Caribbean island after fleeing the political scandal that ruined her life has dulled Dara Lockwood’s anger but not her disillusioned distrust. The occasional one night stand is working just fine until the arrival of Jack Wyatt. Something about the tall, dark and seriously sexy man makes Dara want to trust him, not only with her secrets but with her heart.

Bio

EmKay Connor is the award-winning author of sexy, sassy contemporary romantic fiction infused with quirky humor and engaging characters. Her bright and breezy romances are set in tropical locations and glamorous destinations where her heroes and heroines discover passion and fall in love. She lives and writes in northeastern Florida.

Contact links

Website:  http://sexysassyromance.com

Newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/bI5sYz

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EmKayConnorAuthor/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EmKayConnor

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Elana Brooks, author of Homecoming

What inspired you to choose your setting? My husband and I took a cruise last January to celebrate our 25th anniversary.  It was lovely to take a week out of our busy lives to spend all day, every day together relaxing and having fun.  A lot of the places and incidents in my story are based directly on things we did and saw. Although with a lot of emotional drama added, of course!

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I would love to take a voyage in a sailing ship across the South Pacific, visiting lots of tiny islands away from the usual tourist destinations. 

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Lin-Manuel Miranda, so I could convince him my books would be the perfect source material for his next musical :).

Blurb

After Juanita is deported, her sister concocts a daring plan to smuggle her home aboard a cruise ship. She and Juanita will switch places, while her friend Ryan poses as Juanita’s boyfriend and accompanies her back to the United States. But when sparks ignite between Juanita and Ryan, things get complicated. Can a lie built on water, wind, and sunshine grow into a truth strong enough to endure once they reach dry land?

Bio

Elana Brooks is the author of the science fiction romance series “The Covenant of the Rainbow.” Book 1, Red Sky in the Morning, will be available in Fall 2017, with Book 2, Orange Blossom Special, following in Winter 2018, and Book 3, A Yellow Wood, in Spring 2018. Elana lives with her husband of twenty-five years in Houston, Texas.  She went on her first cruise two years ago with her whole family, and enjoyed it so much she immediately planned another with just her husband.  She’s already counting the days until she can sail again!

Contact link: https://www.facebook.com/ElanaBrooksAuthor/

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Jan O’Hara, author of Cold and Hottie

What inspired you to choose your setting? Nostalgia and one component of the writer’s arsenal. By pure chance, when the opportunity came along to write this novella, I had just returned from a Jamaican getaway with my husband and two adult children. I was conscious of time slipping away, and that we four may never again be together in such a spectacular location. Using Jamaica for my setting is one way of hanging onto those feelings of connection and trust. While we were there, the resort handled several business events, and my writerly brain responded by noting specific details and beginning to ask “what if” questions. For me, these early moments of a story’s birth are magical, and vastly superior to most travel souvenirs. (Especially those of the parasitic variety.)

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? Access to swimming 24/7, an ocean as a backdrop, plus the ability to be outdoors with little more than sunscreen, a book and a towel. I also love unlimited quantities of fresh, exotic fruit.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Am I worried about survival? If yes, please give me Les Stroud of Survivorman, or someone of his ilk. If I’m safe, then I’d love to spend time with Malala Yousafzai. She amazes me in that she’s so young, yet possesses superhuman amounts of wisdom and resilience. She also straddles cultures with an effortless grace.

Blurb

Finn Wakefield thought he understood the reason for his breakup with Olivia Prosser. Now, during a corporate retreat in Jamaica and in his role as her new boss, new information comes to light. Not only might Liv be innocent, the party who framed her might be continuing their sabotage. But Liv shows no interest in righting the wrongs of the past. Is she over Finn, or protecting the saboteur? Either way, Finn can’t let it go. 

Bio

A former family physician who once provided birth-to-death healthcare, Jan O’Hara has left medicine behind and now spends her days torturing people on paper. (See? Win-win scenarios really do exist.) She writes for the popular blog Writer Unboxed and lives in Alberta, Canada.

Contact links

Website: www.janohara.net

Facebook: http://facebook.com/JanOharaBooks/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jan_ohara/

Newsletter signup: http://eepurl.com/cfOQFX/

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Roxy Sinclaire & Zara Zenia, author of His Diamond In The Rough What inspired you to choose your setting? Pirates of the Caribbean–my favorite movie franchise!! What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I want to go to Maldives, I’ve seen pictures and videos and it looks so gorgeous! Also it’s not the typical going to the Caribbean which most people do! What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Definitely Johnny Depp!!!

Blurb:

Samantha came from a poorer background. Lord Eric Godfrey is British royalty and a billionaire. Both of them are attracted to each other but have their guards up, too. Eric doesn’t trust the poor, especially if he thinks someone is a gold digger. Samantha doesn’t trust the rich and powerful. But will they be able to put that all behind them and accept one another? Or will more accusations and hate come out of it?

Bio:

Roxy Sinclaire writes steamy, suspenseful romantic stories as the main genre, and this includes a variety of different topics. Some of these include dark romances, action packed romances, mafia romances, and many more. She currently works in customer relations in New York City, but is trying to fulfill her passion in writing and eventually have her dream job become a reality. Zara Zenia is the pen name of Roxy Sinclaire, and writes mainly science fiction romance! 

Contact links:

Mailing list signup: http://roxysinclaire.com/mailing-list-signup/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoxySinclaireAuthor/

Website: http://roxysinclaire.com/

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Susan Ann Wall – Off Balance (Superstitious Brides Romance #8)

What inspired you to choose your setting? I recently went on a 7 night Caribbean cruise with my mom. It was so relaxing and beautiful, exploring the islands, enjoying the water and fresh sea air, and there was so much romance happening on the ship. Lots of newlyweds, some ladies on a bachelorette party…it just seemed like the perfect setting for a couple to fall in love.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I’d love to just find a small cabin on a beach where a sexy cabana boy brings you food and drinks without needing to be beckoned, where you can socialize with others when you want to but where it is quiet and peaceful otherwise.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Oh, Tom Hiddleston, no question. And he can talk all he wants, particularly if he tells me how smart and beautiful and amazing I am…over and over and over…

Blurb

Sometimes, to find your center, you must collide with the one who throws you off balance.

Along his journey to enlightenment, Haven Masters has come across many bumps and roadblocks, but never once has anything or anyone thrown him off balance the way Heather Wolfe does. While on a tropical cruise retreat, all Haven can do is look for his center again and hope that he finds it with Heather.

Bio

Big dreamer and certifiable overachiever Susan Ann Wall embraces life at full speed and volume. She’s a beer and tea snob, can be bribed with dark chocolate, and the #1 thing on her bucket list is to be the center of a Bon Jovi flash mob. Susan is a USA Today bestselling, multi-genre author of racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. Her bragging rights include the Fighting Back for Love series, Puget Sound ~ Alive With Love series, Superstitious Brides Romance series, Sunset Valley Women’s Fiction series, and Devon Taggart Suspense series. She also likes to boast about her three maniacal children, two amazing rescue dogs, and a happily ever after that started while serving in the U.S. Army and has spanned over two decades (which is crazy since she’s not a day over 29). In her next life, Susan plans to be a 5 foot 10, size 8 rock star married to a chiropractor and will not be terrified of large bridges, spiders, or quiet people (shiver).

Contact links:

www.authorsusanannwall.com/newsletter

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/susanannwall.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@susanannwall

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Ann-Wall/e/B007NZU7X0

Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/susanannwall

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Tropical Tryst – 25 Sexy Romances / One Boxed Set / #99c – Part 2

Escape with 25 brand new and exclusive sexy reads from NY Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors. The Tropical Tryst Boxed set is perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate and enticing tales, set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness! Available for pre-order for only 99 cents. Release date Aug. 1

Bonus: Visit www.tropicaltryst.com for special pre-order giveaways and join the Tropical Tryst Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalTryst/) for updates and a chance to win Tropical Tryst swag!

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0713MQ2TP/

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tropical-tryst-nicole-morgan/1126270355?ean=9781508076988

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tropical-tryst

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicole_Morgan_Tropical_Tryst?id=kOO4DgAAQBAJ

Meet the authors of the Tropical Tryst Boxed Set: 

CJ Matthew, author of A Major Affair, The Colonel’s Daughters novella 1.5

What inspired you to choose your setting? The garden isle of Kauai, in Hawaii, was chosen for Ed and DeAnna’s tropical tryst in A Major Affair because the breathtakingly beautiful island offers such a wide variety of natural landmarks. I’ve vacationed in Hawaii several times and Kauai is by far my favorite locale.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? The perfect tropical getaway is an island, or feels like one, with amazing natural sights. The lone hotel or resort offers luxurious accommodations, hedonistic-level pampering, a wide variety of sports and entertainment, and discrete privacy.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Stranded on an island…if I ever, much later, wanted to be rescued, I’d choose to be castaway with Harrison Ford. The man is sexy, romantic, and has a terrific sense of humor. Those Indiana Jones skills would pay off when we eventually decided to move our torrid love affair off the island and to a more populated venue.

Blurb for A Major Affair:

Quinn’s dream mission: spend a week of leave snooping around a luxury Kauai resort, enjoying the amenities, then report back to a skeptical investor. DeAnna’s nightmare mission: spend a week snooping around a luxury Kauai resort, enjoying the amenities, then report back to her employer. Two people on different sides who never expected to fall in love.

About the Author: 

CJ Matthew grew up in an Air Force family living all over the US and around the world, which provided terrific ideas for future books, and the chance to meet real-life heroes/heroines in uniforms and flight-suits. When she isn’t writing, or reading romances, CJ enjoys spending time with her two grown children, their spouses, her brilliant grandson, and her feisty cat, Max. Schedule permitting, she loves to travel, but Max flatly refuses to leave home.

Links:

Website: www.cjmatthew.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJMatthew

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CJMatthewauthor

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/CJ-atthew/e/B013PUB3NO/

Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14216343.C_J_Matthew

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Caitlyn Lynch, author of Finding Cory

What inspired you to choose your setting? A family holiday to Airlie Beach, a town known as the Gateway to the Reef, two years ago. While there we took a boat trip that took in Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and Whitehaven Beach. I fell in love with the islands and knew I had to write a story about them… in fact Finding Cory is planned to be the first of a series set on Sunfish Island Resort, which is based very heavily on Daydream Island.

 

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? Anywhere with palm trees, hammocks and strawberry daiquiris! I’m lucky enough to live in the sub-tropics near Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia, so sunshine and the beach are probably things I take for granted.

 

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Jeremy Renner. Not only is he nice to look at, but he’s a builder/renovator in his spare time so he could build us a fabulous house to live in!

Blurb

Olivia Stratton had it all; a high-powered job in New York, a perfect boyfriend, a perfect life… until it all came crashing down her ears. Being offered the opportunity to live on a beautiful tropical island resort for a year as their marketing manager is her chance to start afresh, where nobody knows about her past. Romantic entanglements are definitely something she plans to avoid, but when she meets Cory, the resort’s too-handsome-to-be-real entertainment coordinator, sparks fly and Olivia finds herself swept right out of her Jimmy Choos and into Cory’s arms.

Bio

Caitlyn Lynch is an Australian mother of two who has always enjoyed reading and writing romantic fiction. Happily married to her very own tall, dark and handsome for 14 years and counting, she draws on a rich imagination to create new scenarios for her steamy contemporary romances.
She has twice been selected as a finalist for Romance Writers Australia short story anthologies in 2017.

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Karen M. Bryson, author of Brooklyn Winters

What inspired you to choose your setting? Growing up, my family took yearly vacations to Sanibel Island, and it’s always held a place in my heart. It’s one of my favorite places in the world.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? A white sand beach, a lounge chair, a cocktail in one hand and a great novel in the other.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Do I have to pick a celebrity? I’d most want to be stranded with my husband.

Blurb
A college student convinces her overprotective father, who is a personal security specialist, to allow her to go on Spring Break, only to have her roommate go missing on the first day of their tropical island vacation.

Bio
Karen M. Bryson is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, contemporary romance and romantic crime fiction with a little spice and lots of heart. She is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry.
Karen is also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter.
When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories Karen likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Karen has previously written under the pen names REN MONTERREY, SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and USA TODAY Bestselling author DAKOTA MADISON.

Contact links:
Website: http://www.karen-mueller-bryson.com
FB: www.facebook.com/KarenMuellerBrysonAuthor/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/karenmbryson/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenmbryson/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenmbryson

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Stacy-Deanne, author of Murder with a Kiss

What inspired you to choose your setting? I wanted a setting that was not only tropical but also mysterious. Jamaica has many hidden elements, and I was interested in learning more about it. I enjoy writing about unfamiliar places because it makes the story more exciting for me if I’m learning as I go along. Since Jamaica has this thrilling aura about it, I knew it would be a great setting for a steamy romantic suspense.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? Jamaica. LOL! No surprise, huh? It’s funny because I have always wanted to go to England so never really envisioned a tropical vacation. Even though I’m not a beach person or swimmer, Jamaica definitely fascinates me. Activities are endless so you’d never be bored and there is something in Jamaica for everyone including the wonderful sights, annual festivals and food.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? I’d say Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I’ve always liked him but since The Tudors, I’ve really been hooked!

 

Blurb

When her twin brother Kirby is murdered, Kayla heads to Kingston, Jamaica to find out who would want her brother dead. Kayla teams up with Kirby’s best friend, Tate, who seems just as anxious for answers as she does.  Kayla struggles with an attraction to the sexy tour guide, but loses the battle while Tate introduces her to the sensuous allure of Jamaica.
Bio

Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning author of sweet to sensual romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction books. She’s written Amazon Top 100 bestsellers, and her work has been praised and reviewed in USA Today numerously. She loves writing stories that focus on main characters who rarely get the spotlight such as characters with physical disabilities, mental illness, and terminal diseases.
Stacy is known for bringing versatile stories to her readers. With her you never know what you’re gonna get, which separates Stacy’s work from the pack. Stacy’s books are full of passion, thrills, intriguing characters and so much emotion you can’t get enough! If you want something different and unpredictable then definitely check out her work.
With Stacy every book is an adventure.

 

Contact links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stacy.deanne.5

Twitter: @stacydeanne

Mailing List: https://goo.gl/forms/f5618UQZIhyV3skA3

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Holly Cortelyou, author of Two Reckless Hearts (A Barrett Ridge Novella)

What inspired you to choose your setting? I’ve always daydreamed of the Caribbean’s silky, warm waters and the magical steel drums dancing in the balmy night air. So it was fun to whip up a make-believe tropical island off the coast of St. Lucia for the luxurious resort in Two Reckless Hearts.

 

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? Beyond the “Must-Have’s” of my hunky partner, pink sand beaches, and an endless pina colada, I’d love to parasail, frolic with the dolphins, and zipline through the tropical forest with birds and monkeys screeching from the bamboo and mango trees…as long as those monkeys are far enough away they can’t jump me as I whiz by!

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? George Clooney, Chris Hemsworth and Jason Momoa would have to have a…shirtless battle to win my hand. Ah, but then Dwayne Johnson’s raunchy sense of humor might win the day. Come to think of it, making me choose is just down right mean!

Blurb:

Five sultry nights. Two reckless hearts. One family wedding. What could go wrong? Jami Barrett’s been jilted by her fiancé, and she must endure her sister’s crazy Caribbean wedding. Now, her arch rival, Beck Kavanagh, has crashed the party! With a make-or-break deal and her loyalty in the balance, Jami’s feeling the pressure…and the heat of her hidden desire. Will steamy island nights tempt enemies to become lovers?

Bio:

Holly Cortelyou is a romance author who pens sweet and spicy small town, contemporary romances as well as supernatural and paranormal romances. On any given day Holly Cortelyou can be found sipping coffee, perusing Facebook and surfing for gossip on royals, college football (Go Ducks!), knitting, and ghosts! Holly’s living her own Happily Ever After with an uber-handy, broad-shouldered and delicious husband, a sweet silver lab and a fluffball kitty in sun-kissed Southern Oregon. She has hazel eyes, a goofy sense of humor and all the rest is subject to change without notice.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/HollyCortelyouAuthor/

https://www.hollycortelyou.com/hollygram  (Free Novel and newsletter)

https://twitter.com/HollyCortelyou

 

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Tropical Tryst – 25 Sexy Romances / One Boxed Set / #99c – Part 1

Escape with 25 brand new and exclusive sexy reads from NY Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors. The Tropical Tryst Boxed set is perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate and enticing tales, set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness! Available for pre-order for only 99 cents. Release date Aug. 1

Bonus: Visit www.tropicaltryst.com for special pre-order giveaways and join the Tropical Tryst Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalTryst/) for updates and a chance to win Tropical Tryst swag!

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0713MQ2TP/

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tropical-tryst-nicole-morgan/1126270355?ean=9781508076988

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tropical-tryst

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicole_Morgan_Tropical_Tryst?id=kOO4DgAAQBAJ

Meet the authors of the Tropical Tryst Boxed Set: 

Nicole Morgan, author of Swept Away 

What inspired you to choose your setting? Dreams of someday getting to visit there. 🙂

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? A place that has no wifi, where you are forced to enjoy your surroundings and work is not an option.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Hmm… now that is one tough question. There are so many dashing and devastatingly handsome men that I wouldn’t mind being stranded with, but out of all of them I’d probably have to say Shemar Moore of Criminal Minds fame.

Blurb for Swept Away

When Felicia and Trevor Jenning’s hope for the future are shattered by cruel fate, the two soul mates find their love is put to the ultimate test. With each passing day, resentment builds and the two grow further apart until they eventually drift into different worlds that don’t include one another. Will they be lost from one another forever? Or will circumstances intervene and bring them back together once again?  

Bio

Nicole Morgan is a USA Today and International best-selling author who has written romance in various genres of romance. Many of her novels are erotic romance, which more often than not has a suspenseful back story. Basically erotic romance mixed with your good old-fashioned whodunits. While she’s written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. It all began with her very first novel about Navy SEALs – which turned into a fan favorite series – and continues with her more recent releases. When you’re reading a book by Ms. Morgan you’ll be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.

She is a proud member of Writerspace, a Romance Books ‘4’ Us Gold Author, as well as being a Sweet and Sexy Diva. Additionally, you will find Nicole writing under the names of Taylor Brooks and Nicki Day. Nicole also mentors authors, offers administrative services and is the founder of Romance Collections. Find out more about Nicole and her books by visiting her website, or any of her social networks.

Contact links 

Website http://www.authornicmorgan.com

Facebook http://facebook.com/authornicolemorgan

Newsletter sign up: http://authornicmorgan.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe

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Linda O’Connor, author of Perfectly Skeptical (Perfectly Series Novella)

What inspired you to choose your setting? My novella, Perfectly Skeptical, is set in Little Cayman Island. I’ve been to Grand Cayman Island twice, and have had wonderfully relaxing vacations. For this story, I used a lot of what I experienced on Grand Cayman – the snorkeling, the flowers, the trees, the people, and the gorgeous beaches – but I wanted a small town vibe so I thought the smaller Little Cayman Island would be perfect.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? My perfect getaway includes sitting on a sandy beach, doing nothing except watching waves roll onto the shore (under an umbrella, and wearing a wide-brimmed hat and SPF-50). 😀

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? I’d like to be stranded with James Corden. He’s so funny and an amazing singer – I’d be able to laugh and have music!

Blurb for Perfectly Skeptical

Dr. Brianna Scott looked forward to sleeping away her staycation, until a lucky windfall meant an upgrade to palm trees, an ocean view . . . and the sexy Dr. Matt Gaelen. She’ll have fun, but can a holiday fling really turn into a soul mate for life? Doubtful.

Matt has no radar for sniffing out gold-diggers and protecting his heart. Until now. Brianna is more turned off than turned on by his wealth. What are his chances of getting her to overlook it? Dubious at best. Improbable and iffy – the typical path to love.

Bio

Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories 😀 ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net.

Laugh every day. Love every minute.

Contact Links:

Website:  http://www.lindaoconnor.net

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA

Blog: http://www.lindaoconnor.net/news-muse-and-interviews/

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Courtney Hunt, author of Desire a Bridesmaid, 4th in the Always a Bridesmaid series

What inspired you to choose your setting? My honeymoon. We cruised to St. Martin, St. Croix, and St. Thomas. I wanted elements of all three islands so I created Eden Ilse, the setting for Desire a Bridesmaid.

What is your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? A beach chair, an umbrella, and a stack of romance novels. As a mom of a very active third grader, I rarely get to read in my beach chair anymore.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Oh, it’s tough to pick just one of my crushes. But, I think I’ll Dan Stevens. I’ve had a crush on him since Downton Abbey and saw Beauty and the Beast four times in the theatre.

Blurb:

Five years ago, aimless drifter Carter Prescott and recent divorcee Anna Westbrook shared one wild, wicked night on Eden Isle. Now, after a hurricane flattened the island, Carter transformed his ruined resort into the most beautiful in the Caribbean.  When professional bridesmaid Anna arrives in Eden Isle, Carter needs her help to publicize his new destination wedding package. Will Anna and Carter discover that one perfect night in paradise will never be enough?

Desire a Bridesmaid is a standalone novella in the Always a Bridesmaid contemporary romance series about professional bridesmaids finding their own happily ever afters. If you enjoy witty dialogue, unforgettable characters, and steamy love scenes, you’ll love Courtney Hunt’s light-hearted Always a Bridesmaid series.

Buy Desire A Bridesmaid and your happily-ever-after starts today!

Bio:

Courtney Hunt writes smart, funny contemporary romances featuring strong heroines and the sexy heroes who steal their hearts. In addition to her Kindle Scout winning novel, The Lost Art of Second Chances, her work includes the light-hearted Always a Bridesmaid series, the heartwarming Cupid’s Coffeeshop series, and the sensual Billionaire Babes Club.  An attorney by day, Courtney lives outside Washington, DC with her own Prince Charming and their son. Join her mailing list for a FREE starter library at www.courtney-hunt.com

Contact Links:

Website link: www.courtney-hunt.com

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Romanceauthorcourtneyhunt/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/courtneyhunt71

Amazon book link (or author page link): https://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Hunt/e/B001HOK07G

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/courtney-hunt

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Liz Gavin, author of Tristan

What inspired you to choose your setting? I grew up in Brazil and every chance I had I’d spend time in the coast of Santa Catarina State because it’s simply gorgeous. When I decided to write this summer novella, setting it there was a no-brainer.
What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? An enclosed little white-sand beach framing a calm turquoise sea.
What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Only one? Lol Oh, well, if I must… Seriously, it’d Bono, U2’s singer. I’m a huge fan of his music and humanitarian work, so I’d have tons to talk about with him, if we were stranded on an island.

Blurb

Fifteen years ago, Izzie Anderson betrayed Tristan Knight and ripped out his heart. Yet she lied to protect him. Now she needs Tristan to save her son.

Tristan Knight mended his tattered heart in a secluded beach in the Southern coast of Brazil. When Izzie walks into Chez Nous Bistro one evening, he realizes her betrayal left him heartless. Can two damaged souls heal each other? Or are there wrongs that can never be righted?
Bio

International best-selling author Liz Gavin, has accomplished much in her short career. Her books have made to #1 and Top Five best-selling ranks in her home country Brazil and others as diverse as Japan, the UK and the US; both in English and Portuguese, collecting 5 and 4-star reviews. Nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in 2016, and again in 2017, this RWA member constantly seeks new opportunities to improve her craft. This thirst for knowledge propelled Liz to leave the comforts of family and friends in Brazil and move to California to pursue a Master’s degree in late 2015. She lives in sunny SoCal, where she’s researching the writing process, for her thesis, in hopes to figure out why she creates in English instead of her native Portuguese.
Liz Gavin writes in contemporary, paranormal, and historical genres. In her sexy stories, one finds smart, independent women, who don’t need rescuing by knights in shining armor, but indulge in steamy action with swoony Alpha males with big hearts. She also writes about women discovering their sexuality and finding happiness in unconventional setups.

Contact links:

website – lizgavin.com
Newsletter – https://emailoctopus.com/lists/44583e73-26c6-11e7-b170-0244cade5e89/forms/subscribe
Facebook profile – https://www.facebook.com/liz.gavin.54
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LizGavin_author

Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00F5BJC7Q

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Victoria Pinder, author of Tempting James

What inspired you to choose your setting? I made up an island called Grand Bohemia because I wanted to have a specific type of hotel with conference capabilities, set on a beach and the setup wasn’t exactly to life. So rather than day trip from Miami to the Bahamas which might be fun to do, I just fictionalized it. (I live in Miami so there is the $49 boat I could take.) Now the beginning parts where they are in Miami, those are all real settings as I can drive and notice things.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I already live on a beach in Miami. It’s pretty nice but I never really go out and enjoy a beach. If I’m stressed though, it’s nice that it’s there to look at. So the word that catches my eye in the question is ‘getaway.’ This means I don’t have to do anything but put my feet up, read, and have no responsibilities that will need my full attention. So if I’m in a hotel where someone is bringing my food, cleaning up after I eat, making my bed… this sounds like paradise right now.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Steve Amell. I’m just catching up on the Arrow as I skipped it for a few years. Now that I’m #TeamArrow, his character spent a lot of time on an island. He had to have picked up a few things on what we’re to do.

Blurb for Tempting James:

She’s on the run. He’s a distraction. They’re begging for trouble. James Clancy made a promise, and he intends to keep it. But protecting his former Marine buddy’s sister proves to be more than he bargained for. He’s already been burned once. He’s not about to let that happen again. The last thing Scarlett Hawke needs is a babysitter. What she needs is a husband, and a way out. When she meets James, she knows he oh-so-wrong for her, but resisting him might be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do… until she discovers who he really is and just how dangerous that can be. Will Scarlett let love happen or will it only make her complicated life worse?

Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Pinder has always been amazing, adventurous and assured. It’s what gets her through the day.

Her website is www.victoriapinder.com. Please write as she loves writing back to her fans and if you go there you can get a free download.
Contact links:

Visit her at: http://www.victoriapinder.com

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Pinder/e/B00AULD58I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoriapinder1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VictoriaPinder

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Lena Bourne, author of Rider’s Fall (A Viper’s Bite MC Novella)

What inspired you to choose your setting? My story is set on the tropical beaches of Brazil, and I chose this setting because I really want to visit Brazil one day. This way I get to imagine the setting without actually having to go.

What’s your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? I would love to stay in one of those bungalows over the water, reading and spending some well-deserved alone time with my significant other.

What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? That’s a tough one! I’m going to choose Tom Hardy, since I’m a huge fan right now. But there’s a line of others on the waiting list.

Blurb for Rider’s Fall (A Viper’s Bite MC Novella)

Chloe swore off men forever when she escaped to Brazil to start a new life, because her old one was destroyed by an ex. But when the orphanage she volunteers at is threatened, she’s forced to accept the help of a hot as sin biker. But Rider is a man with no home and no wish to have one. Will the love they find in each other be strong enough to change any of that?

Bio

Lena Bourne writes steamy, suspenseful romantic stories, which include MC romances, dark romances, military romances, and everything in between. Hot bedroom scenes and fast-paced, action packed plots are Lena’s specialty. Her heroines are strong, sassy and independent, and her heroes are usually rough-around-the-edges alpha bad boys whose heart is in the right place.

Contact links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenabourneauthor

Newsletter (Get a FREE book with sign up): http://www.lenabourne.com/the-list/

Website: www.lenabourne.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lena_Bourne

 

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Happy Release Day!! ~ All In For Love ~ 6 Stories ONLY #99Cents!!

I am SO excited to share this amazing anthology!!! I was originally a part of it, but I regretfully had to drop out because I couldn’t make the deadline. These ladies are creative, hard-working, and brilliant. And, their efforts have paid off. I’ve read at least parts of all the stories, and I enthusiastically recommend this boxed set.

Without further ado…welcome to LaBonne Chance Resort & Casino…

Six award-winning authors bring you six *sweet to sensual* romances filled with suspense, thrills and maybe even a ghost or two—for less than the price of a cup of coffee—99 cents!

Links

Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071V94BWM

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/allinforloveanthology/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35052000-all-in-for-love

Webpage http://lucky6authorsblog.blogspot.com/  

What happens at La Bonne Chance, doesn’t always stay at La Bonne Chance. Are you ready to roll the dice?

Raising Kane by Kat Henry Doran

She’s Mallory Kane, committed to reporting the truth. He’s Kieran Pollack, slick media spin artist, protecting criminal justice system and those who serve it. Truth or fiction, either could bring them both down.

A few favorite lines:

“If you’d give me a few minutes of your time, I promise to make this all go away. C’mon, whaddya say?”

“I’d sooner walk through a nest of pit vipers than talk to any member of the Victory Police Department.”

A fun fact:

The hero’s mother, a veteran ED nurse, spends her weekly girls’ night out at La Bonne Chance Casino watching the Chippendale Dancers strut their stuff.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Nothing. I’ve done similar projects before both as an author and an editor. This was no different.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

Learning where their minds go in terms of creating plot lines and the characters to go with them. That was lots of fun.

Find Kat here:

http://wildwomenauthorsx2.blogspot.com/

An Inn Decent Proposal by Sharon Buchbinder

Jim Rawlings takes the biggest chance of his life—bidding at auction for a once-grand inn. Genie King attends the hotel auction, never expecting another LBC employee to bid at the sale—much less the guy she had a major crush on in high school. Working together means Jim must share long-hidden secrets. Will Genie reject the man with a past? Or will she love the man he’s become?

A few favorite lines:

Just as she opened her mouth to respond, pitiful caterwauls pierced the cold air.

“That wasn’t me,” Jim said. “Was it you?”

She walked to the kitchen door and opened it. A rail thin black cat strolled in, sat in front of her and howled. Genie contemplated the noisy feline. “You chose poorly.”

A fun fact:

I based the chef’s character on two real life Culinary Institute of America and James Beard Award winning executive chefs. As a foodie and huge fan of their work, it was great fun to incorporate signature dishes from both of their menus in the seduction scene.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Email communication is a challenge for any project. While using emoticons is helpful, there is still room for error and miscommunication. If I were to do this again, I would want to have a conference call/SKYPE session where all the authors got on the same page, literally.  This is what my co-editor and I do with my best selling textbook in health care management. Any confusion or concerns are addressed in weekly meetings as the project rolls along. It also helps to keep both of us motivated and upbeat.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

Having written several textbooks with over 40 contributing authors, I was comfortable with the process of sharing my work and getting feedback. Since I’d never done a fiction anthology with other authors, this was a great learning experience for my romance writing world.

Find Sharon Here:

Facebook: Sharon Buchbinder Romance Author https://www.facebook.com/sharon.buchbinder.romanceauthor

Twitter ID @sbuchbinder https://twitter.com/sbuchbinder

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sharon_buchbinder/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sbuchbinder/

Blog http://sharonbuchbinder.blogspot.com/

Website http://www.sharonbuchbinder.com/index.html

Goodreads author page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4417344.Sharon_Buchbinder

Link to sign up for Newsletter http://www.sharonbuchbinder.com/contact.html#newsletter

Perfect Odds by Lashanta Charles

Callista Brenner is determined to get her engagement back on track, even if the future groom isn’t as interested. Jayce Gilmore is determined to show her that she is worth so much more than a man who ignores her every move. Too bad she may not live to see it.

A few favorite lines:

“That’s adorable, little dove.

“What’s adorable?” I ask.

“That you think I’d be concerned about anything, especially another man, drawing you away from me,” he says.

Fun Fact:

I’m pretty sure I could be clinically diagnosed with having arachnophobia, but I can’t Google it to find out how true it is because Google will show pictures of spiders and I’m too scared of them to risk seeing them.

What was the most difficult/best thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

I combined these two questions because the answer is one in the same. The best and most difficult thing about working with the other authors is the different levels of creativity involved. We all have our opinions on how things should be and while that made for a great source of entertainment for readers, but it made it just as hard to work with each other.

Find Lashanta here:

https://www.randomlymeandyou.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/authorlashanta

https://www.twitter.com/twiety01

Lashanta Charles
Author of Heart of a Savage
Blogger/Reviewer @ Randomly Me . . . & You
Facebook: Author Lashanta or Lashanta Charles
Twitter: @twiety01
Instagram: LashantaC

A Ghost To Die For – Keta Diablo

Rooney Fontaine must convince the brother of a ghost that his life is in danger. Now she’s running from hired assassins with a gorgeous man who makes her bones melt. Who knew danger could be so sexy?

A ghost, a quasi-medium and an alpha hero join forces to solve a murder. But someone wants to silence them forever.

A few favorite lines:

“What are you, some kind of weirdo with inhuman defenses?”

A ghost.

“What!”

You asked me what I am and I’m telling you. I’m a ghost.

Eyes wide, voice in  shriek mode, she fell onto the edge of the bed and glared at him. “You can’t be a ghost. I don’t believe in ghosts!”

Understandable. Neither did I until I became one.

* * *

“I know this is going to sound crazy to you, as it did to me at first.” God, this is much harder than I thought. “See, the thing is, your brother didn’t commit suicide. Two men tossed him off the balcony at the La Bonne Chance Casino.”

The Adonis look-alike rolled his eyes.

“He’s been wandering around the hotel for two months until-well, until he showed up in my room last night.”

“Thanks for dropping by Rooney Fontaine but I’ll thank you to haul your sweet little ass back into that car and get the hell off my land.”

He thinks my ass is sweet?

A fun fact:

I’ve always been fascinated by spirits (ghosts) so naturally, I think it’s fun to write about them. The ghost in this story, Stuart, had quite a sense of humor, despite being stuck in limbo–between heaven and Hell. He was desperate to solve his murder and finally found someone to help him. Rooney Fontaine didn’t believe in ghosts…until Stuart showed up in her hotel room begging for help. Hope you enjoy the adventure!

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Getting everyone on the same page when it came to the long-term direction of the boxed set. But…these authors are great and were fun to work with. I think they’re all very talented writers too. Don’t forget to download ALL IN FOR LOVE to find out for yourself. Happy reading!

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

It’s always fun to choose a common theme and see what stories come out of it. Some will venture toward humor, some toward suspense and others murder and mayhem. But they all have one thing in common…events or happenings at a large casino. The other nice thing about writing as a group is help with promotion. As every author knows, marketing and promotion takes a toll on us. Some of that is relieved when you have others to help you. Go Team!

Find Keta Here:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ketadiablo. Amazon author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Keta-Diablo/e/B002BODURI/

For Money Or Love by Margo Hoornstra

She’s the one woman he can’t afford to lose.

Mega-millionaire Daniel Winston Montgomery will do whatever it takes to preserve his wealth, knowing his brilliant top assistant, Lindsey Carr, is essential to his firm’s continued success. Though, truth be told, he needs Lindsey far more than she needs him…

Computer brainiac Lindsey Carr wants more out of life than being no more than boring tech support and is convinced Dan and his company will survive just fine without her since he’s never required more from her than her superior analytical skills, except for that one time she won’t let herself think about…

Unwilling to let Lindsey go, Dan must fight to keep her in his life but, in a clash of priorities, will he choose money…or love?

A few favorite lines:

“You and this marvelous specimen.” Rita waited until Lindsey glanced up then met her eye to eye. “As a couple, are old news, right? That’s what you’ve said.”

“Absolutely.” Purposely lowering her voice, she mentally counted to five before she spoke again. “We did the dating thing for a while.” She shrugged one shoulder for effect. “It didn’t work for us.”

Lindsey took a small gulp of wine to avoid having to share more, and was relieved when Rita and Anne went back to hunk browsing. Trying her best to ignore the fact it was Daniel’s hunk they browsed, she gave up to give into her own thoughts about the man.  Bowing to a mutual attraction that became evident soon after they met, Lindsey and Daniel dated for a time. A very short time, consisting of a few casual dinners, a couple of movies.  That one night in….

A fun fact:

Through no fault of my own, I was once asked to get off the merry go round at a popular amusement park before the ride even started. I hope to use that life incident in a story someday.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

The most difficult thing was to stay true to some of the details that would appear in all of the stories such as the color scheme of the interior of the casino, what the attendants’ uniforms looked like, and what named characters held what positions at the La Bonne Chance Resort and Casino.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

The best thing for me was a pivotal plot point idea I got when one of the other authors had a murder in their story. I fed off that incident to ramp up the conflict between Dan and Lindsey, the hero and heroine in my book, and to bring Dan to his come to realize moment.

Find Margo Here:

Website:  www.margohoornstra.com

FB:                  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Margo-Hoornstra-Author/251502834867396

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/#!/MargoHoornstra

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3222492.Margo_Hoornstra

Amazon Author Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Margo-Hoornstra/e/B00504OMPA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1393344784&sr=1-5

Take a Chance on Me by M.J. Schiller

She’s a dealer on a losing streak with love.

He’s a cop who will go all in to save her from the mob.

Can she take a chance on him when this could be her final wager?

A few favorite lines:

Five-Foot-Two-Eyes-Of-Blue. That’s what he’d been calling her for weeks.

How come you get to kiss the handcuffed girl?

A fun fact:

I had to run my gambling scenarios past four of my husband’s friends to make sure I had things straight.

What was the most difficult thing about writing in conjunction with the other authors?

Deciding anything and miscommunication.

What was the best thing about writing in conjunction with other authors?

It was fun to tie our stories together!

Find M.J. Here:

www.mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MJ-Schiller-Romance-Author/286382241460365?ref=hl

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mjschiller/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjschiller

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/M.J.-Schiller/e/B009JOQFQQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

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Ramblings of a Lifelong Elvis Fan – Part 86 – The Guest House at Graceland

[INTRO: I am a die hard, card carrying Elvis fan and have been for as long as I can remember. There is so much about Elvis to love; his incredible singing voice, his generous spirit, his looks (the most gorgeous man ever), his movies (yes, his movies. They make me happy, so critics can just shush), his service in the army, his magical presence on stage, his transcendent charisma, and…I could go on and on. As a matter of fact, on my 50th post, I believe it was, I DID go on and on. I listed 50 things I love about Elvis. It wasn’t difficult. I am an author and I mention Elvis in almost every story I write. I named my son Presley. I was fortunate to see Elvis in concert three times. I have been to Graceland five times… See? I love Elvis. I have been blogging weekly for more than a year, but going forward, I will blog every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. My life is insanely busy and I found myself missing weeks from time to time. This way, I’m more likely to be consistent. Hopefully, even if you are not an Elvis fan, you appreciate something about him and will find my posts interesting. Feel free to comment. Thank you so much for stopping by!]

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Oh my gosh, have you SEEN this? On October 27, 2016, the brand new hotel, The Guest House at Graceland, will open. It looks magnificent!!! I must stay there before I die. The rooms are a little pricey, but totally worth it. Look at this gorgeous lobby:

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The hotel has 450 guest rooms, some of them with really cool themes.

Such as…

The King’s Suites, one of which is inspired by Elvis’ bedroom at Graceland, the other by Las Vegas decor with both vintage and contemporary accouterments. 

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Vernon & Gladys Suites – Decorate with mid-century flair and inspired by Elvis’ Palm Springs home.

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There are also the TCB & Living Room Suites. Is anyone else surprised there is no Jungle Room suite? I would imagine that even the ‘regular’ rooms are fabulous. I would love to stay in a special-theme room, but I’d be content with the least expensive one.

I am utterly in awe and would LOVE to visit there some day. Not only is it spectacular, but just being at Graceland is a feeling that is indescribable. It’s somehow both thrilling and heart wrenching, and as I’ve mentioned before, there is an almost tangible presence there. As if Elvis’ essence was so strong, it remains. I can imagine how much more amazing the entire experience would be if I stayed at this new hotel. Surrounded by so many Elvis related items and people would be heavenly.

Here is a pic of me with my three kids and my niece when we visited Graceland a few years back. We stayed at The Heartbreak Hotel, and I’m so glad we did since it has now been torn down.

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Maybe I’ll make it to The Guest House at Graceland some day… When I DO go, believe me, I’ll be sharing all about my experience right here. 🙂

You can find out more at the site: http://guesthousegraceland.com/

Have a wonderful weekend!

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EOLS Charity

Elvis was known for his giving heart and charitable work during his lifetime. Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley Enterprises have continued that tradition with their involvement in various charities. In 1984, The Elvis Charitable Foundation was formed. The EPCF created a scholarship fund for students majoring in the arts. The charity also contributes to one of Elvis’ favorite charities, Goodwill Homes, a Memphis facility that provides counseling and services for abused children and their families. The EPCF also assists numerous other charities, especially focusing on arts, education and children’s programs.

Learn more here, including how to donate:

http://www.graceland.com/epcf/

END OF LONELY STREET – Now Only 99 Cents!

On Elvis’ birthday this year, I released a Vintage Romance short story set in 1957, and of course, my heroine is an Elvis fan. 🙂 As a tribute to Elvis’ generosity, and in order to assist with this worthy cause, 10% of my proceeds for End of Lonely Street will go to the EPCF.

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All Toby Lawson wants is to go to college to become a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and some painful memories. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away and helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, she can‘t get past the fact that her drunken mother once kissed him. He soon realizes the true problem lies in Toby’s belief she’s not good enough for him and in her fear she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

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Ramblings of a Lifelong Elvis Fan – Part 85 – 50 Years Ago Today & Other Tidbits

[INTRO: I am a die hard, card carrying Elvis fan and have been for as long as I can remember. There is so much about Elvis to love; his incredible singing voice, his generous spirit, his looks (the most gorgeous man ever), his movies (yes, his movies. They make me happy, so critics can just shush), his service in the army, his magical presence on stage, his transcendent charisma, and…I could go on and on. As a matter of fact, on my 50th post, I believe it was, I DID go on and on. I listed 50 things I love about Elvis. It wasn’t difficult. I am an author and I mention Elvis in almost every story I write. I named my son Presley. I was fortunate to see Elvis in concert three times. I have been to Graceland five times… See? I love Elvis. I have been blogging weekly for more than a year, but going forward, I will blog every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. My life is insanely busy and I found myself missing weeks from time to time. This way, I’m more likely to be consistent. Hopefully, even if you are not an Elvis fan, you appreciate something about him and will find my posts interesting. Feel free to comment. Thank you so much for stopping by!]

 

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September 9, 1956 – Elvis performed “Love Me Tender” for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show “Toast of the Town.” He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.  Record stores were swamped with requests for the record, which had not been released yet.

Songwriter Ben Weisman has the honorable distinction of having written more songs for Elvis than any other songwriter. Guess how many? That’s right…57!! (See how much faith I have in you?) Elvis called him The “Mad Professor.”

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On Elvis’ right, Sid Wayne, on his left, Ben Weisman

Some of my favorites he’s written are: “Slowly but Surely” – “As Long as I Have You” – “Fame and Fortune”

Here is As Long as I have You from King Creole. Very sad moment 😦

Quote from Ben:

“I approached writing for Elvis differently than I did for any other artist. The songs had to have a combination of blues, country, rock and pop [what came to becalled ‘rockabilly’]. It was like walking in his musical shoes. With each new Elvis movie, more of my songs were being recorded. It became more and more exciting, for I was becoming the only songwriter to have so many songs recorded by him.”

And, finally, just a random quote I love:

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
– Jimmy Buffett

Have a wonderful weekend!

~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~*

EOLS Charity

Elvis was known for his giving heart and charitable work during his lifetime. Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley Enterprises have continued that tradition with their involvement in various charities. In 1984, The Elvis Charitable Foundation was formed. The EPCF created a scholarship fund for students majoring in the arts. The charity also contributes to one of Elvis’ favorite charities, Goodwill Homes, a Memphis facility that provides counseling and services for abused children and their families. The EPCF also assists numerous other charities, especially focusing on arts, education and children’s programs.

Learn more here, including how to donate:

http://www.graceland.com/epcf/

END OF LONELY STREET – Now Only 99 Cents!

On Elvis’ birthday this year, I released a Vintage Romance short story set in 1957, and of course, my heroine is an Elvis fan. 🙂 As a tribute to Elvis’ generosity, and in order to assist with this worthy cause, 10% of my proceeds for End of Lonely Street will go to the EPCF.

EndofLonelyStreet_w9180_FINAL

All Toby Lawson wants is to go to college to become a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and some painful memories. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away and helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, she can‘t get past the fact that her drunken mother once kissed him. He soon realizes the true problem lies in Toby’s belief she’s not good enough for him and in her fear she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

Click Here for Kindle

Click Here for Nook

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