Showing posts from April, 2013

Mafia Secret Review Tour and GIVEAWAY April 29-May 10

The Tasty Review Tour for my mafia romantic suspense, Mafia Secret, is starting today! I hope you will follow along for your chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card. Leave a comment at each blog stop to double, triple, etc. your chances of winning the gift card. Here are the tour stops:

April 29th- My Love for Film and Novels
April 30th-Crazy Four Books
May 1st- Reading Renee
May 2nd- I am a Book Addict...and Proud of it
May 3rd- Emerald Musings
(Stop 2)   Book Bling

May 6th-  Illustrious Illusions
May 7th- Romance Bookworm
(Stop 2)- Tattooed Book Reviews
May 8th- Busy Moms Book Reviews
(Stop 2)  The Self Taught Cook
May 9th- The Guardian's Hangout
May 10th- For the Love of Bookends
(Stop 2)    The Book Enthusiast

Mafia Secret by Angie Derek - A romantic suspense published by Tell-Tale Publishing.

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized …

Cover Reveal: Plotting to Win by Tara Chevrestt

Plotting to Win by Tara Chevrestt. Releasing June 1st.


In New York City, seven writers compete for a hundred thousand dollars, a publishing contract with Bright House, and the title of the next bestseller. One is Felicity James. One is Victor Guzman.

Drama, plagiarism, and trash talk play out to enthralled audiences across the country as all seven contestants compete against each other in a range of heated challenges, with tensions reaching breaking point. As Felicity and Victor start up a show‐mance, their relationship burns up the ratings.

Will this sizzling fling escalate into a vicious battle for money and fame, or will these two authors manage to write their own happy ending?

Author Info

Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she…

Charmeine by Emily Guido FREE on April 19th

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Can romance develop between a Heavenly Light-Bearer and a Hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter? Tabbruis is an extremely attractive Blood-Hunter who has reconciled himself to be alone forever. Over millennia Tabbruis has wandered the Earth alone, aimlessly living through many historical events. Charleen (aka Charmeine) was found in 1997 as a teenager, unable to remember where she was from or where her family was. She was sent to an orphanage where she met her best friend, Shane. With determination, she works hard and becomes a school teacher. Tabbruis comes to her aid when she is attacked by a Blood-Hunter. Charmeine’s power as a Light-Bearer, one who throws lightning, is triggered when she meets Tabbruis, and it grows exponentially. When they meet, the attraction is immediate, romantic and passionate. They are polar opposites and clash together in a dramatic way. Will Charmeine and Tabbruis fulfill their destinies? Will they realize their impor…

Spotlight: Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell

Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell

Beautiful, sweet Shaye and dark, dangerous Tanner don’t have a lot in common. He’s a suspicious big city cop come home to his family’s ranch and she’s a bleeding heart who works for a group that seeks out ranches to conserve after the owners have passed away. 

But the suspicious death of Tanner’s uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together and sparks fly.  Working as a pair, using Shay’s sweet personality and town connections, as well as Tanner’s experience, they set out to find justice - they never expected to find love along the way as well. They both say it will just be temporary but when Shay is put in danger, Tanner realizes that he’ll give up just about anything to save the woman he loves. But will he have to sacrifice his life to save hers?
Author Info:
Elizabeth Lowell’s many remarkable historical and contemporary novels include New York Times bestsellers, Forget Me Not, Only Love, A Woman Without Lies, Autumn Lover and Winter Fire. …

Release Day Blast & GIVEAWAY: Emma: The Wild and Wanton Edition


Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley won the literary world’s heart 200 years ago when Jane Austen first penned the story of their friendship-turned-love.  Emma is the young, rich, beautiful heroine with too much time on her hands and an overactive imagination; Mr. Knightley is her long-suffering friend who is always trying to steer her in the right direction. 

Their love story is one of deep, dedicated affection blooming into passion.  But what about all of that sexual tension that crackles in the subtext?  In this Wild and Wanton edition of Austen’s classic, Emma and Mr. Knightley burn up the pages as they give in to their baser natures.  Discover the sexy scenes that readers of Emma have been imagining between Austen’s lines since 1815.

Excerpt (Less Spicy)

Mr. Knightley smiled, and Emma noticed that his lips were distractingly full.  It was the only thought she was capable of before he startled her by moving from the settee to the chaise to sit beside her.  The movement was slig…

April Kindle Fire Giveaway


Fairy Tale Fortnight

I love fairy tale adaptations, retellings, and inspired bys. There's just something about the dynamics and little tidbits from the fairy tales that make such interesting stories. My first published romance was a fairy tale retelling or inspired by depending on your viewpoint.

The Beast's Redemption came from Beauty and the Beast. If you haven't read my The Beast's Redemption beware there are some spoilers below, but I thought it would be fun to share what I included from the original fairy tale as well as other adaptations.

My heroine is named Belle - the original name of Beauty (and the Disney version). Her surname and the hero's name are also French. My little nod to the fairy tale's origin.

I wanted the rose as a symbol in the story. It makes three appearances. 1) As a single red rose Alexander gives to Belle. 2) The rose emblem on the amulet Alexander wears. 3) The rose journal which has the answer to breaking the curse.

Gold Dress
I had fu…

Release Day Blast: Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden

When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.
Carolina Rodriguez is a large animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida and her overprotective family. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the Internet from a family connection. 
At her cousin’s wedding, she runs into Matt, a handsome Texan in the church parking lot. Matthew McLemore is more than gorgeous, he’s Carolina’s new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying. Matt’s instantaneous attraction to Carolina sorely tempts him to push the boundaries of their work contract, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle. Until she arrives on his ranch and is too hot to resist. 
Carolina refuses to admit Matt’s raw sexuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by this smooth-talking bad boy. But by the time the pathology lab reports comes back, they’ve explored every inch of each other.…