Welcome to Authors Dish where your favorite authors are sharing what they are reading. Of course authors have a stash and they are revealing it today.
In addition, if you enjoy reading their books they have suggestions for similar book adventures by other authors. It doesn’t get better than that!
Today in the cafe are New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Kaye, New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst, and Cat Johnson
Rae: Who are you reading?
Jennifer Probst: I just finished reading Anything for Love by Melissa Foster, Atticus by Sawyer Bennett, and The Woman in the Window by AJ Flynn. Next up is The Outsiders by Stephen King and Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby!
Cat Johnson: Currently, open on my Kindle is Beloved by Corinne Michaels. I just finished Prince Charming by CD Reiss, Escort by Skye Warren, and Pucked by Helena Hunting
Rae: If readers are a fan of your books, who should they consider reading?
Lauren Kaye: Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Melissa Foster, Corinne Michaels, and Lexi Blake
Jennifer Probst: Jill Shalvis, Melissa Foster, Kristen Proby, Sawyer Bennett, Marina Adair and Emma Chase
Cat Johnson: If you’re a fan of Cat Johnson, consider reading these authors…
For hot military men like my Hot SEALs and Red Hot & Blue series heroes, check out Susan Stoker, Lynn Raye Harris, and Cristin Harbor.
For hot bull riding cowboys like my Studs in Spurs, you can’t beat Lorelei James.
Rae: Thank you so much authors! Let me know dear readers if you try any of these books. I’ll see you next week – same time for new authors and more fun!
** Author Bios **
Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense and has sold more than one million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, Italian food, and wine—not necessarily in that order.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She is also a proud three-time RITA finalist.
She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
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Cat Johnson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance that usually features hot alpha heroes (who often wear combat or cowboy boots) and the sassy heroines brave enough to love them. Known for her unique marketing she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western wear for book signings, and has used bologna to promote romance novels.
Entangled Publishing is celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Holiday Steals. They will be spotlighting a special steal of a deal each day from December 1st through December 25th. So be sure to check back each day to see what special offer is up for grabs that day!
Today’s Steal is…
North of Need by Laura Kaye is FREE December 5th only!
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Book Synopsis Provided by Entangled Publishing:
Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she’s recreated the very thing she’ll never have.
Called to life by Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.
Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration—before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.
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Mastering Her Senses is the second installment in Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy series. Discover a club where boundaries are tested, lines are adjusted and trust is vital to those that dare. Be forewarned if you visit, it’s super hot, the characters are bold and daring, and forever is not just for fairytales.
Cassia Locke lives day to day attempting to cope with her fear and she thinks she has it under control. Full disclosure is paramount at Blasphemy, and she’s about to discover what happens when a vital piece of information is withheld.
Quinton Ross loves to play with his partners senses and the fantasies he fulfills is why his partners come for him at Blasphemy. What will he do when he faces the one woman he thought he’d never see again?
This four pepper spicy latte will take you on a journey of growth, self discovery and show how two people can work through something so terrifying to earn the trust needed for them to be together.
Laura’s BDSM series is sensual with characters that are layered with passion, control and fear. Each book pushes boundaries and test limits. From the sexy cover to the last page this is a series that should not to be missed. This spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.
I received this ARC from InkSlinger PR for a fair and honest review.
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About the Author:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy
About Bound to Submit:
From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…
Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.
Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever
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This spicy latte read is four peppers hot for full on, no holds barred sensuality and situations. It’s for mature readers 18+.
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte 🙂
What would you order? I’d order a hot tea or an iced tea depending on the weather! I’ve always been a tea drinker!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions. I must first say that I LOVE your covers for your Hard Ink series! I discovered your refreshing and fabulous tale in Premiere. In case my dear readers missed it here is the link of my review – https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/an-ex-fiance-and-a-tattoo-require-an-expert/ The collection is a must read! What an honor to be included in the first collection!
Thank you so much! I always say that the cover gods have smiled on me, and it’s never been more true than with the Hard Ink covers which I LOVE! And yes, I was super psyched be included in the Premiere anthology and absolutely loved the challenge of writing something short and compelling! Covering Her Skin was so much fun (and when I get my rights back in 18-24 months, I am thinking of expanding it into a series of novellas!)
Congrats on your three upcoming releases! Wow! Three books by September – where do you find the time? You must be a fast writer! Your series, Hard Ink looks fantastic. I’ve already put it on my “need to buy” list.
I’m a full-time writer, so that helps. And I am a pretty fast writer. I pretty much have back-to-back deadlines so I aim for 3,000 words a day, every day, and try to stay on track with my deadlines as much as I can. I think I’ll actually end up with seven releases total by December. And yay for “need to buy” lists! *grins*
I’ve really loved writing the Hard Ink series. Now that all the books in that series are completed (though not yet released), I’m really missing the characters! Luckily, I have a spin-off series coming based on the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club, so we’ll see the Hard Ink team again!
What’s the inspiration for Hard Ink? How many books do you anticipate for this series? Were you able to spend time in a tattoo parlor? I must say I think there are some fabulous tat’s but I’m so indecisive I could never commit. I admire those who can!
There are seven total books in the series, though the last one, Hard As Steel, is a crossover novella between the Hard Ink and the new/spin-off Raven Riders MC series. The inspiration was my love of tattoos and the eight years I worked for the U.S. Military (Navy) as a professor at the Naval Academy. And I’ve lived in/near Baltimore, Maryland, for a lot of my life. I have five tattoos, so I’ve definitely spent time in a tattoo parlor!
I’m very impressed at how many genres you are writing – contemporary, paranormal, fantasy romance and erotica. What’s the most difficult genre to write? How do you keep them all straight?
I think they each have their own challenges. In contemporary romance, building conflict that can’t be resolved by a simple conversation can be a challenge. In paranormal, building a unique and believable world can be a challenge. But I really enjoy writing more than one genre because it keeps things fresh as I move between projects. One way I keep them straight is that I rarely write more than one book at a time. But each series has a feel in my head that’s quite distinct from every other series I might be working on, so switching between them is easier than you might imagine!
Thanks again, I had a blast! Happy Writing! Thanks for having me!
8 Tantalizing Tidbits:
1. A Must read book and why? Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward, because it has the best hero’s redemption of any book I’ve ever read.
2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown? If you come to Annapolis, you have to go down to the City Dock. It’s right on the water, surrounded by historic buildings and tons of shops and restaurants, and right next to the Naval Academy.
3. Castles or Beaches? Castles
4. One thing readers would be surprised to know about you. I had a brain injury in 2008.
5. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go? Scotland. I have been wanting to go for years and would love to write a Scottish Highlander series one day
6. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one? Yes tats! I have five and my first is of a star filled with three roses (one for each of my daughters and my mom) on my right shoulder.
7. What’s on your playlist when you write? I listen to one song on repeat for an entire book, one unique song for each book. Some examples:
Hard As It Gets – Breaking the Habit, Linkin Park
Hard As You Can – Revelry, Kings of Leon
Hard to Hold On To – Again, Lenny Kravitz
Hard to Come By – Blurry, Puddle of Mudd
Hard to Be Good – Latch, Sam Smith
Hard to Let Go – Numb, Linkin Park
8. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )? I would love to see J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series brought to life on screen!
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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Covering Her Skin, by Laura Kaye, is a tale of fixing prior mistakes and having the courage to admit it needs to be done. When a tattoo is an unwanted reminder of an ex-fiancé, Emery Morgan decides to cover it up. Ronan Kane is the artist that inked her and seeks out his help to design a new tat over it. What’s a guy to do when the woman he’s had feelings for comes into his shop? Ronan feels responsible for what happened to Emery and agrees to help her fix the tattoo. What will she do when she realizes there is more to the situation? Will she admit that he’s not just an acquaintance? Will this work out?
Laura Kaye is absolutely fabulous and I enjoyed reading her tale. I plan to download a few more stories and add them to my e-reader soon!
I received this ARC for a fair and honest review and it is completely worth the $4.80 for 18 amazing authors and their must read tales!
Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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