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Title: Forbidden Forest #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance
Series: The Legends of Regia
Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC
Editor: Finish The Story
Forbidden Forest is currently a FREE download, with 377 five-star Amazon reviews.
Sometimes forbidden is too irresistible to ignore.
Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.
Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.
Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn't matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.
"Five stars...Ms. Jayne's writing is smooth as glass." - Evolved World
"Filled with action, suspense, and adventure, Forbidden Forrest took me on a strange and wild ride...Tenaya Jayne has excellent storytelling skills." - Storm Goddess Book Reviews
The Legends of Regia Series
Book 2: Forest Fire
*Book 2 in The Legends of Regia series. Sequel to Forbidden Forest.*
Banished to Earth. Hunted by the queen's assassins. Forest must fight to find a way back to Regia. Lonely and brokenhearted, she waits for Syrus to break through her banishment. Syrus lives his days in anguish, trapped in a portal that goes nowhere. Separated by galaxies, Forest and Syrus' spiritual connection strains to the breaking point.
As Regia's civil war ravages the land and the balance of power tips, the world will learn it's the Rune-dy pulling the strings. Forest must face the horrifying truth of her father's identity and how her very existence is rooted in one of the Rune-dy's darkest secrets.
Fighting to find her place in Regia's new world order, Forest is desperate to keep her past hidden, while Leith threatens to taint her name forever. Forest must attain her freedom through retribution and wage war inside her very soul. Will she be able to accept the gift Syrus offers, or will one mistake separate them forever?
Book 2.5 Verdant
*26k word novella
It all began with one stolen kissâ¦
10,000 years ago, deep in Regia's forests, the Dryads lived hidden and aloof. Determined to serve the Heart of the World, and keep it secret. Shi was chosen at birth to become a Verdant, one of the twenty princesses to sacrifice to the flame. Plagued by curiosity, one night Shi breaks the rules. A Verdant must always remain pure and innocent and never venture out beyond the boundary.
A month after taking the throne, King Leramiun grows restless confined to the castle by his new responsibilities. After receiving reports about a mass grave in the forests, Leramiun makes a rash decision to investigate by himself. Instead of finding death, he finds Shi, a goddess of life.
One stolen kissâ¦set in motion the destruction of an entire race.
Book 3: Dark Soul
Thief. Murderess. Sacrificial messenger. Netriet has faced death many times but she never consented to the transformation she endured the last time her life was pulled back from the edge of death. Sheâs compelled to live a solitary life for fear the shadow inside her will terrify others. Lonely, Netriet longs for acceptance and friendship. Joining up with the Fair, a haven for misfits, she believes sheâs found home and love with Merick.
The ghosts of Merickâs past haunt him. Helplessly attracted to Netriet, heâs sworn to help her destroy the shadow within, but losing his heart to her cripples him with fear. Mistakes and misunderstanding push her away and Merickâs forced to watch her flee into the arms of another man.
Torn between two men, Netrietâs true nature is drawn to one, while the shadow yearns for the other. At war with the darkness, Netriet must choose, or let the shadow swallow her completely.
The fate of Regia's new republic hangs in the balance as a new enemy arises, backed by a group of violent insurgents bent on destroying everything Forest has worked for. Desperate for intelligence about the terrorist group, Forest learns the leader wants not only to claim the throne, but also her life.
Nationally Bestselling author Tenaya Jayne has always walked a shaky line between reality and fantasy. A nomad by nature, she's lived all over the US, and now resides happily in the Midwest, with her husband and sons. She's an advocate for Autism awareness and women trapped in abusive relationships, and feels everyone has too much pain to not enjoy an escape into a fictional fantasy world. Her passions include reading, independent and foreign films, cooking, and moody music.
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Night after night her dreams revealed so
much more…but are they only dreams?
Title: A Witch's Dream World
Author: Cheryllynn Dyess
Series: Chronicles of Elizabeth Fairbairn, book 1
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Genre: YA / Paranormal / Occult / Romance
Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?
Cheryllynn's vivid imagination comes through in all she does in life. Her writing started in junior high and although she never truly shared her work until recently she kept them hidden away in an old tattered orange folder. Original works she wrote from 1984 still holding ink on the pages are now being shared. Science Fiction and Fantasy are her favorite genres with mystery and thrillers in close running.
Born in Northwest Florida and raised in Southeast Georgia she gained a love for nature and the outdoors. After almost twenty years in the healthcare industry and obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Information Systems she has returned to her love of writing. Currently living in Central Texas with two of her four children, she has begun a new chapter in life that has opened her heart and soul to many great adventures. Her dreams are to one day return to her native homes and settle in for life with her kids and all her family and to continue writing.
A night of seduction and forbidden pleasure can change everything. #CoverReveal The Capo: Riccardo, by Elle Raven & Aimie Jennison. #Giveaway #StudMafia
Title: The Capo: Riccardo
SERIES: Book Two – Stud Mafia Series
AUTHORS: Elle Raven and Aimie Jennison
RELEASE DATE: late April, 2015
GENRE: Erotic Thriller
COVER DESIGNER: Margret Asselbergs
PHOTOGRAPHER: Shauna Kruse
COVER MODEL: Stephen Hughes-Landers
Temptation. Seduction. Forbidden pleasure.
As the right hand man to The Don, Riccardo Rossi's role is all about Duty. Respect and Honour. Being the crime boss's daughter, Lorena Morassi is forbidden. Although she is young and off limits, that doesn't stop Riccardo from wanting her. She is a pure temptation and to have her would be a betrayal to his Boss and his mafia family.
Lorena has wanted Riccardo for years and she knows he wants her, too. Being with him would only cause bad blood between her father and his right hand man. She doesn't want their strong friendship to be ruined, but her feelings for him grow, and Lorena knows she can't stay away. But a night of seduction and forbidden pleasure changes everything.
Betrayal will not be tolerated and long-standing friendships will be broken.
Warning: This book contains violence, excessive language, and strong sexual content. It's intended to be read by mature audiences
Vincenzo merely nodded. He reached down on the floor and grabbed the scotch bottle, drinking the liquor like it was water. He passed the bottle to Stefano and faced his prey as he prepared to end his life.
“Did you hear that, you piece of shit?" Vincenzo yelled at him. "Capo just said I need to end you! And I'm going to enjoy every last second of it."
"Good. Do it," I encouraged him. I hadn’t thought Vincenzo would have it in him to do the hit, which was why I came. I was wrong. "And hurry. You end this before it's too late and the fucker passes out again."
"Oh, I'm ready. I want him to feel how I am going to make the last seconds of his life the most painful. He's going to wish he died years ago."
I'd witnessed and participated in these hits and beatings numerous times and knew from experience that Dobson was struggling to breathe. He was going to suffocate in his own blood, which was most likely pooling in his lungs, causing his slow but agonising death.
"Capo, pass me your gun," he said.
"My gun? You're just gonna end him with a gun? Are you serious?" I was a sick fuck when it came to rapists. I had no fucking tolerance. I walked over to the bench, picked up the satchel and pulled out a Dirk. This was my favourite weapon. It resembled a dagger, almost like a mini sword. “Get outta my fucking way. You've done enough pussyfooting.” I shoved Vincenzo out of my way.
I stood before Dobson and slid on my gloves, noticing he was almost near death. Grabbing him by his face, I squeezed his jaw until he turned to look me directly in the eye.
“It's just not your lucky day, is it, Dobson? We've been planning this for six years, mate. It would've been in your best interest to have stayed in prison. But...you’re out. You messed with one of our women, a blood relative. I thought you would've learned something being in prison for that long. And what do you do when you come out? You go after Grace again and stick that shrivelled up dick in her without her consent.”
“P…p…lease,” he begged in desperate short breaths. So, the fucker still had some life in him. Good, that was how I liked it--when they could stare at their own death in the face.
“My men could’ve made this really easy for you. We could’ve have easily just cut off your dick. But that’s getting a bit old, right, fellas?” I asked them. “I think a slow, excruciating and painful death is more suited for what you did to Grace.”
“I…I w…was high, I h…had no idea what I was doing. Please just make it quick.”
I took the Dirk and ran it along each side of the fucker’s jaw. He barely made a sound as the blade sliced through his skin.
Securing my gloves on more firmly, I stabbed him in the chest and held it there for a few moments. “It’s just a shame Grace will never know how your life ended. There is no way we can tell her what we are doing to you, but I’m sure, knowing you’re rotting in Hell with give her great peace of mind.”
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The Don: Sebastiano
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Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an 'actress' and always the star.
Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can't read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one.
Elle's books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.
Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting
with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.
Aimie Jennison is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys and her husband. Aimie loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t panic, it could be an author basing a character on you.
Aimie has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her characters is at the beach.
Aimie would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on her Facebook page; she loves chatting with likeminded bookworms.
Summer's End (Once Times Thrice) - cover and blurb reveal, and a sale! #contemporaryromance #romance #soulmates
Once Times Thrice is a series about loving big, living big and trusting big.
Contemporary romantic fiction, with just a touch of magic.
Title: Summer's End
Author: Dianna Hardy
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a Touch of Magic
Release Date: Autumn, 2015
Series: Once Times Thrice #2
Book 1: The Spell of Summer
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Pippa knew her life had all but ended seven months ago, when she answered the phone call no one ever wants to receive: her husband had been in a fatal car accident.
Left physically and mentally disabled, David now sits in a care home while she struggles to keep herself together as she brings up their three kids. And on top of the grief, there's the guilt... she should be there for him, too.
One Christmas alone, one Valentine's, one spring, and now summer's nearly over... Can she face it all again?
Jimmy's known Pippa since before they were teens. Best friends with her younger brother and two years her junior, she's never had eyes for him, and when she fell in love with David, Jimmy finally accepted she would never be his. In fact, he swore off relationships altogether – why would he want the trouble of commitment when he has the thrill of the surf, the easiness of one night stands, and a business to run? Plus, he has his own cross to bear no one else needs to be burdened with.
But his torch for Pippa never went out.
And maybe someone, somewhere, knows it, for words scribbled down and said out loud in a moment of desperation, might just be working their magic, about to shine a light on everything they could have ... if they're prepared to take a leap of faith...
Other Books in the Series
The Spell of Summer
Once Twice Thrice Book One
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Dianna Hardy is the international bestselling author of The Witching Pen series and the Eye Of The Storm series. She combines a titillating mix of contemporary and paranormal romance into her writing, as well as urban and dark fantasy, to bring you stories that are action-packed, fast- paced and not short of heat, with the focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length novels and short fiction.
She currently lives in Surrey (United Kingdom) with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full-time.
SIGNS OF A QUIET HEART
BOOK ONE IN THE MY HEART IS YOURS SERIES
Author: Teri McGill
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2015
Cover Designer: Lousia at LM Creations
Formatter: Dafeenah Jameel at Indie Designz
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
When Robbi Bennett, special education teacher extraordinaire, decided to move from New York to California, it was for reasons beyond trading snowstorms for sunshine and surfing. Following the tragic death of her parents, and several doomed relationships, she craved a fresh start; an opportunity to reinvent herself.
Tyler D’Angelo, bad-boy biker and self-proclaimed man-whore, equates love with weakness. For decades, he has kept his heart on lockdown, but meeting Robbi turns his solitary life inside out as they are inexplicably drawn to each other. Can love be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of fear?
(This story features two hearing impaired characters. The story also involves information related to deafness, deaf education, and American Sign Language.)
The volume of his own voice seemed to shock him; he struggled to rein in his emotions as he continued. “Do you remember our first date — how we talked for hours on this couch? I fell in love with you that night, sitting right in this exact spot.” Tyler appeared to lose focus for a moment, as his hand caressed the black velvet cushion, which cradled her soon-to-be-naked ass. “I love this fucking couch.” Robbi’s soft giggle eventually returned him to reality. Her morning-blue eyes sparkled as she sought his gaze. Her voice was so gentle, so full of love; his heart melted on the spot.
“Tyler, I adore your voice, but right now I need you to stop talking,” she demanded in a hoarse whisper, seizing his ponytail and pulling him toward her. “Fuck. Me. Now!”
Teri McGill grew up in Queens, New York and moved to warm and sunny Los Angeles in 1994, immediately following the Northridge earthquake. She taught Mathematics to deaf high school students for thirty years, which explains some of the recurring themes in her stories. When she is not at the computer, either writing or beta reading/proofreading, she enjoys working out, golf, mosaics, Math tutoring, and watching sports.
Blog Tour and Paperback Giveaway: Hourglass Heights, by Ian David Noakes #Erotic #EroticHorror #Horror
Who is brutally murdering the male residents of the Hourglass Heights apartment complex?
Greetings! Today, we've got a fab character interview just below, and after that, all the information you need about the erotic horror / thriller story, Hourglass Heights, including a giveaway for one of TEN paperback copies that you can enter from here. Read on...
Character Interview: THOMAS CRIMPLE
Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? What’s your role in Hourglass Heights?
I’m a police captain on paper, and outside of my professional career I don’t have much going for me. I’m single, with no prospects on the horizon in that department. But I have enough on my plate on a day-to-day basis to keep my mind and body busy and alive.
I was Marcia’s father’s partner back in the day, and a close friend of the Tanaka family. I was devastated when my partner was killed when Marcia was only sixteen years old, and every day since I have tried to fill the void her father’s death left behind: father figure, best friend, confidant and mentor to name but a few.
What’s the challenge you are trying to overcome in the story?
From a professional point of view, I want to catch a serial killer who has been brutally murdering the residents (the husbands) of the Hourglass Heights apartment complex. A little over fifteen years ago, I made a promise to my partner, Shinji Tanaka. He had a daughter who was fifteen years old at the time, and we made a pact that we would make sure our respective families were okay in the event the job took us away from them.
I never did end up with a family, unless you included little Marcia Tanaka. When her father was killed I made good on that promise to the best of my ability. Maybe my best wasn’t good enough, but I tried. I was always available to both Marcia and her mother over the years, and I guess you could say I sacrificed a lot in order to make that happenbut it was something I would have done a thousand times over.
I helped Marcia realise her ambition of becoming a police detective. I didn’t make it easy on her, but if I was to stay true to the ‘protect’ part of the pact, then I would need to make sure she not only became a detective, but that she became a strong, competent one, too. I am proud to say I lived up to my word, and she has the potential to go all the way to the top. If only…
If only I’d been able to protect her from herself. If only I could have helped her grieve and manage the guilt she clung on to over the death of her father. If only… This dark and noisy barrier is still tormenting my Marcia. It won’t let her go without a fight, but I will be here for her when she needs me, and even when she doesn’t.
She isn’t dead. I still have time to make her happy, and I will not stop until my final breath.
Name one thing that you want and how far you are willing to go to get it.
I want Marcia to lead a happy and fruitful life, and there are no lines I wouldn’t cross to make this happen.
Author: Ian David Noakes
Genre: Erotic, Horror, Thriller
Word Count: 277 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.
Who is brutally murdering the male residents of the Hourglass Heights apartment complex? At first glance, it would appear that their spouses are the killers, but Detective Marcia Tanaka believes that a serial killer is responsible.
Through the course of her investigation, Detective Tanaka is pulled into a world of Japanese folklore and the supernatural as she explores the darker side of relationships, sex and psyche. She must learn to defeat her own personal demons before she can defeat one that is far more sinister.
Hourglass Heights combines the mystery and suspense of a supernatural murder investigation with the intense sexual exploration usually found only in erotica.
About the Author
Ian David Noakes is a former projectionist who now loves writing stuff: funny stuff like Partners In Crime; Scary stuff like Hourglass Heights. And even serious stuff like Tables Turned.
As Ian had too much time on his hands with only his wife, five children, screenwriting, novel writing and Mocha drinking trips to Starbucks, he decided to train to become a behavorial therapist too.
Ian started writing his debut novel, Hourglass Heights, during the of summer of 2012 after producers were complimenting his ‘dynamic writing style’ year after year, writing that would never be read more than a handful of times in a window-less office.
He completed it a year later, but during the publishing process he completed two novellas (Partners In Crime, Tables Turned), as well as his second novel, The Ancient Lawman.
Hourglass Heights has been nominated for the People’s Book PrizeTM in the U.K., and it is also a contender for the National Book Awards.
Oh, Ian also loved this review: “Noakes knows his way around words and paints a brilliant, dark world where creatures of the night become all too real.” --MIKE J. HULTQUIST - Author/Screenwriter (Victim, Squeal: Blood Harvest and Arena - starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz)
Join the Hourglass Heights Facebook event to talk with the author, Ian about his novel.
Stay and chat for some chances to win signed paperbacks and some exclusive Hourglass Heights swag on February 1st 2015
Event takes place at Noon US Central and 6pm UK time HERE.
Greeting all, and Happy New Year!
Over 2015 we will be implementing some changes, both good and not-so-good: firstly, our prices for most of our signed paperbacks will come down, BUT we will no longer be posting them worldwide - just within the UK. If our team ever grows, and if sales ever increase, we will look at options for posting abroad again, but as it stands, we are not currently able to without losing both time and money.
For international readers buying Dianna's books, we will be stocking Dianna Hardy signed bookplates that can be sent out for just a nominal fee to cover postage.
UK postage will still be free, sent out by Second Class Royal Mail
Merchandise (the Book Quote Charms) will also only be available to send within the UK. Other international merchandise can be purchased from Dianna's Zazzle store.
By the end of January, we will be selling signed books by Elizabeth Morgan, too. This is awesome! We are very excited about this - do check her books out if you haven't already.
Virtual Signings have ebbed and flowed in popularity on this site depending on which books are being promoted, but they will continue, although we can't always guarantee they will take place BEFORE publication of a new release. The next virtual signing will be for Broken Lights. Look out for the date (it'll be soon).
Look out for some special offers on signed paperback bundles, too!
Ninfa Hayes' publishing term with us will come to a completion at the end of March 2015. Her books will leave this site and other retail sites after the end of March. As of yet, we cannot let you know of her future plans for her books and her wonderful writing, but you can keep up with all she does on her Facebook Page - she's a very busy lady! We wish her all the best and an abundance of happiness with whatever she decides to do.
Our new Showcase function on this site, right on this page, is great fun, going well, and it's great to see so many new authors emerging, and older ones still going strong. Going forward, we're going to limit it to maybe around one showcase a week, but our Facebook Page posts about books and new releases pretty much daily (or every other day), so do stop by there too.
Lastly, 2015 promises to be a challenging, sometimes gruelling year for indie authors, but also fulfilling for those authors willing to rise to all those challenges - some of them will seem like obstacles! Self-publishing is no longer a "new" thing. Many are doing it. There are hundreds of thousands of books out there by independent authors now and so, so many being published every month. Getting your books seen by a new audience is a harder and harder task for many. We always say, remember why you started writing in the first place. If it was for money, well ... good luck! You might need it! If it was for a creative venture, you may still find peace and contentment within this industry, and if you're very, very, lucky (or work like an ox until your fingertips are calloused and your brain's about to fall out of your head), you might just bring in the pounds, too. Whichever it is, make sure you're happy doing it. You can't take any of this to the grave with you, but what you write will potentially be immortalised and left for future generations to read. THAT is something quite spectacular. Make sure you have a story worth telling.
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Author: Ian David Noakes
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