Loving the Crown by Violet Paige is a must read in two-point-of-view and is guaranteed to satisfy that royal fever craving.
Are fairy tales real? What will happen when one misunderstanding threatens to destroy a royal family?
An actress, an accident and a battle between obligation and the heart that could start a war.
Will Gillian Bradshaw find true love with a real life Prince?
This is a fast read that is sure to satisfy that scorchin hot craving.
Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.
I received a copy from the Author for a fair and honest review.
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Taming His Mistress by Lynne Silver is an erotic historical romance with the perfect amount of spice packed into 99 pages of a must read about one woman’s quest to discover passion, pleasure and ultimately love.
Phillip Butler is on a mission to save his cousin from ruining her future, but Elizabeth isn’t like all the other women he’s known. In a world where women are not usually granted their desires, Elizabeth dares to be bold and outspoken. Will she find a man who will grant her desires and allow her to find the ultimate pleasure?
Despite a plan, a bet, and an explosive attraction, Phillip and Elizabeth will discover more than they ever dreamed possible. Even with baggage that will impact their relationship and ability to achieve their goals, there will be obstacles to overcome and pleasures to be had.
While I received an ARC from the author for a fair and honest review this is the first historical romance I’ve read by Lynne and I was not disappointed. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself desiring a bath ;). Well done Lynne, please tell me there will be more adventures for Elizabeth’s sisters?
Inferno – Will cause you to turn on the A/C, the fan, and take a cold shower.
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Lynne Silver is the author of sexy contemporary romance such as the popular Alpha Heroes and Coded for Love series. She absolutely loves to travel and explore new cities. She has a slight (huge) addiction to donuts, fancy purses, romance novels and video games. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. She loves connecting with readers so please find her on social media.
Welcome to the cafe readers. I’d like to introduce you the first of five Featured Authors for the Coastal Magic Convention that I’ll be chatting with before the Convention kicks off February 27, 2019.
This is my first time attending Coastal Magic and I’m excited to also be a Featured Blogger.
Grab a cup and join us!
Rae: Thank you for hanging out with me. First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Mocha Latte with Coconut Milk. It’s time to switch to something a bit warmer. What would you order?
AC: I like coffee flavored coffee, with non-dairy cream—soy, almond…whatever they have.
Rae: I’m excited to meet you at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach in February. New to the world of Coastal Magic? Click here for more info.
AC: I look forward to meeting you and all the fans of paranormal romance!
Rae: On your website you describe your books as comedy. Can you tell us a little bit about your backlist and if the books all have the same level of heat?
AC: It’s funny, I began writing erotic romance, but as the genre got hotter and hotter, I remained the same. Next thing I knew, I was writing mainstream! LOL I didn’t change—the genre did!
Rae: Your next release is out this month, what can readers expect to find in this installment of Phoenix Brothers?
AC: I like to keep readers on their toes and surprise them with something different in every book. This one actually has two heroes and two heroines! My phoenix shifter brothers are best friends, roommates, and work in adjacent firehouses. It was impossible to separate their stories, so I didn’t! Readers get a two-fer!
Rae: What are some of the challenges to writing paranormal romance?
AC: Probably just the same challenges any writer faces… For me the worst is deadlines, and the screaming, hair-pulling panic that comes with them, if the book isn’t cooperating. I plot as much as I can, but the characters always come alive and kidnap the story, taking it places I never expected. Fortunately, because I write paranormal I can get them out of whatever pickle they’ve created for themselves. Flying motorcycle needed? No problem. I enjoy being as imaginative as readers will allow.
Rae: How do you find inspiration for your books?
AC: I blame my muse, Thalia. She whispers some crazy idea in my head, and then I have to write it, or she won’t leave me alone.
Rae: Prior to writing romance you were a Nurse, how does one transition from nursing to writing romance?
AC: One didn’t have much to do with the other. In fact, I was a creative soul who didn’t get to express much creativity as an RN. I began writing as a way of satisfying that creative urge without hurting anyone.
Rae: When you sit down to write, do you write the old fashioned way or type away at the keyboard?
AC: I actually dictate my books now. I never learned to type. (I know…I hunted and pecked my way through 30ish books, before I discovered dictation. Gaaaa!) Now I don’t have to sit at a computer.
Rae: Writing all the words is a challenge, do you have a writing ritual or secret location to get the work done?
AC: I love sitting outside on my deck with my little handheld Dictaphone, and as long as no one can see me talking to myself, I’m free to ‘write’ more and faster than I can type.
Rae: Are you the writer who has a notebook for all the words that flow while driving or do you dictate into your phone?
AC: Neither. I used to, but a near accident will kill your inspiration faster than anything. I get ideas in the shower that make me jump out, dripping wet, and run to my computer.
Rae: How do you tackle plotting your series? Is it on a massive board, sheets of paper or just write as you go with a simple outline?
AC: I do what is called ‘storyboarding.’ I have an actual cork board behind me, divided into 3 rows (3 acts,) and 6 boxes in each row (6 chapters per act.) I’m now doing basically the same thing with a chapter by chapter outline, but it all goes on the computer. It’s easy to move scenes around or change them completely when the characters do their own thing.
Rae: I belong to a few Facebook groups for planners and organizing to stay focused and succeed in my personal goals for 2018. How do you keep it all from spiraling out of orbit between the family life and writer life? Are you a planner girl or digital calendar queen?
AC: I write the olde timely way on a calendar. I know. It’s primitive.
Rae: Where can readers find you in the next few months?
AC: I have 4 major appearances in 2019, beginning with Coastal Magic! Then in April, Barbara Vey’s reader/author luncheon, then in May I’ll be at the new Book Lovers Con in New Orleans. In October, readers will find me putting my blood, sweat, and tears into my own conference! Fall in Love with New England is the only 2 day Romance Reader/Author conference in New England. We didn’t have one I could drive to, so I started one myself! 2019 will be our third, and it will be better than ever.
Rae: What can we expect in 2019? Do you have other projects in the works?
AC: I expect to move from NH to FL, so my writing will be on hiatus for a time. As soon as we get settled, I imagine Thalia will begin beating my funny-bone with a stick. I already have ideas for four series. Who knows which I’ll write first? Any requests? Chic-lit; YA fantasy; paranormal bodyguards; or Witches?
Rae: Thank you for hanging out in the cafe today.
AC: Thanks for having me!
1. What is a must read book and why? Outlander. Because it’s captivating, intelligent, and full of adventure.
2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown? Boston. My hometown, Reading, is pretty boring unless you hop on the train heading into the city.
3. Do you take-in or cook? If so, what is your “go-to” dish? I’m a terrible cook. But I have a go-to dish. Chicken, apples, and leeks. That’s it. The whole recipe. You’re welcome.
4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you? Maybe that I’ve been married 3 times? I finally got it right. Mr. Amazing and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in January. Our song? You Make Lovin’ Fun!
5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist? Classical, instrumentals, new age, or any music without words.
6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go? New Caledonia. Not sure why. I’ve just felt this weird pull to that island. But if I’m going all that way, I’ll stop off a New Zealand and Australia too.
7. What is your guilty pleasure? Watching HGTV
8. What are you afraid of? Horses (no joke)
9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one? I only have one. It’s a 5 inch lotus blossom nestled in my cleavage.
10. Organized or Free Floating? Organized Chaos
11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)? Never binge. Everything in moderation. Shows—eclectic mix of dramas and comedies.
12. What’s on your playlist? I don’t have one.
13. What play or musical do you want to see next? Trans Siberian Light Orchestra
14. Are you a crafter? Yes. I make jewelry and decorate seashells.
15. What’s your favorite TV show and why? Project Runway. I love to see creativity at work, and that show really pushes people to their creative limits.
16. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )? Well, Outlander has already been made into a movie (TV series) but Gerry Bartlett has a series: Real Vampires. With titles like Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs; Real Vampires say Read My Hips; Real Vampires Don’t Wear Size Six; Real Vampires Have Curves; I would be SO up for watching that!
17. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why? Chocolat. (Spelling is correct.) Johnny Depp as a gypsy, Juliette Binoche as a chocolatier… A message about tolerance. What’s not to love?
18. Would you rather see a movie in the theater or at home on DVD and why? Home, where my fridge and bathroom are nearby and my remote has a pause button.
19. What is the one thing you can’t live without? Entertainment!
20. If you could invite 5 people to dinner (not friends and family – that’s too easy) who would be at your table? Where would you eat? Do they have to be real people? I think I’d like to sit down with some of my favorite Disney characters in a field of lavender with a picnic prepared by a French chef.
21. If you could try any career for a day, what would it be? Cruise Ship Captain
22. Person you admire and why? My mom. She lived about a dozen lives and overcame challenge after challenge. She was so incredibly mature, but still had a wicked sense of humor.
Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but sweet, wanting only to give readers satisfying stories that leave them smiling.
She worked as an RN for 20 years, but now writes full time. She’s a multi-published, award winning author of paranormal romantic comedies, represented by the Seymour Agency.
She lives in NH with her true superhero husband Mr. Amazing (who looks like Hugh Jackman if you squint.)
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Imperfect Heart (Combat Hearts Book 4) from Tarina Deaton is coming October 9th and I have the new cover!
It’s not a mid-life crisis if you’re finally doing something you love, right?
Separating from the Air Force after thirteen years may seem drastic to some, but Zoe Acevedo is finally doing something for herself. Opening an independent bookstore in Haven Springs, North Carolina is a major undertaking, but Zoe has a plan and a list. What she doesn’t have is time for distractions like her interfering family, her cheating ex, or the sexy neighbor who always manages to find her in the most awkward situations.
As a Haven Springs police officer, Tim Larken has dedicated his life to protecting and serving. He learned the hard way that the damsel in distress doesn’t always want to be saved, but somehow he manages to help his curvy new neighbor out of one tight spot after another.
Their attraction is undeniable, but when true disaster strikes will that be enough for two Imperfect Hearts to heal together?
This is the final book in the Combat Hearts series. Guaranteed HEA.
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Tarina has spent her entire life in and around the military – first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.
In 2015, a friend challenged her to complete NaNoWriMo. She dusted off one of the many stories she had started over the years, threw it in the trash, and started all over.
Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016. She draws heavily from her own military experience to create authentic characters and personal challenges.
Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of four-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a stay-at-home mom.
The Whole Latte
Brooks Carter is an adrenaline junkie who will stop at nothing to achieve fame and success on the race track. A lifetime of disappointment broke his heart, is he worthy of love? What will happen when he discovers that his heart wants the one thing that could destroy his newfound success?
Faith Ridley is torn between her family business and the pull of her heart. There is nothing more frustrating than a sibling rivalry and family tension when it comes to business and love. Will she survive the storm that’s brewing and find her place in the business without compromising her heart?
I love a story that takes us on a journey where a hero’s faith in love and loyalty is renewed. Love isn’t neat, planned or scheduled when we need it most. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to discover you one true love. Brooks is about to discover that if you’re lucky, it can happen in the blink of an eye and when it does you need to be ready to hold on for the ride.
If you’re looking in the mood for a hot read with great characters and lots of race car action one-click Misadventures with a Speed Demon now. This scorchin read may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.
One of the many reasons I love the Misadventures series is that each story is a standalone read. There is never a worry for those who like to read a series in order that you’ll fall behind or miss out because you skipped a book. Fear not, this is the first book in the Fall wave of Misadventure releases and will leave you craving more adventures. Get ready readers your next misadventure is here!
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Meet the Author
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster. Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Happy Book Birthday Big Stick by R. C. Stephens.
A hockey romance that weaves a story around one tragic event in this friends to lovers romance.
Myles Sanders has a secret, he’s in love with his best friends sister. But there’s just one problem, he walked away from her when she needed him most. Can he find a way to explain the truth without losing her a second time?
Family secrets, love, betrayal, and a few twists and turns make this a sports romance you don’t want to miss.
This Spicy read that’s best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan.
I received an ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
He takes a step toward me, and a charge of electricity runs through my body. Myles wraps his arms around my waist and pulls me into him. His stare heats my whole body. I don’t know why my hand, which is still in a mitten, comes up to caress his face, other than I need to touch him.
“Do you remember the time we went tobogganing?” he asks out of nowhere. His voice is raspy and filled with longing.
“There were many times. You may want to specify,” I answer, a hint of my previous laughter still lacing my tone.
“It was in ninth grade, and I was home for Christmas break,” he says and cuts me such a hot glare that I know exactly what he’s talking about. We had gone out that day on our own, since Oli was home sick. I begin to see a pattern I’m only noticing now. It was at times that my brother wasn’t around that Myles and I got into these heated situations. Kind of like now.
“We went down a hill on the toboggan, and I thought it would be fun to give us a little spin along the way, and we ended up wiping out, and I landed on top of you,” Myles says, his breath ragged and his eyes trained on mine. My lips ache to touch his, and judging by his searing gaze, I know he wants it, too.
I nod and swallow.
“I wanted to kiss the hell out of you that day. I want to kiss the hell out of you now.” His face moves closer to mine. I nod, and before I can remember where we are and what we are doing, his lips press to mine. His warm skin makes my body want to combust. He wraps his arms around my back, and I wrap my arms around his head, and our lips mesh together, our mouths open as our tongues tease and taste. I want him to touch me all over, kiss me, love me, but the voices that were background noise only moments ago come to the forefront of my mind, and I hear them more closely now. We aren’t alone. Our kiss slows, and he presses his forehead to mine as we take a few breaths to gather ourselves. To tuck the unbridled heat away. This, too, is becoming a familiar motion. He presses a kiss to the top of my head. The gesture is warm as he holds me close. He releases me and looks down at me.
“That day, when I didn’t kiss you, I told you that you couldn’t be a lost boy anymore. You had to be Tinker Bell.” He smiles.
“That was the most romantic thing anyone had ever said to me,” I answer, a little breathless. But the sarcasm in my tone dominates.
“I should get points for that, right?” He chuckles. “You became my Tink that day.” He takes my hand. I don’t answer him, but in my head, I agree with what he’s said. We reach the entrance to the coffee shop. “You want to get that drink?”
I take a breath. I don’t know why I feel like I am holding my breath around him.
“Yes,” I answer, and he guides us toward the restaurant.
We are seated at a table for two off to the side. The lights in the restaurant provide a romantic glow. We order hot chocolate. I take the warm mug in my hands and watch the little marshmallows float on top. Myles is quiet. One look at him tells me he’s gone inside his head.
“In some ways this feels like déjà vu,” I say a little hesitantly. He’s been making an effort with me. Trying to break me out of my shell. Now it’s him who’s withdrawn into his shell.
“We spent a lot of time together growing up. We’re bound to have lots of these moments,” he says.
“What are you thinking now?” I ask. For the last seven years I’ve had a picture in my mind of how things would be if I ever saw him again. Only now it looks nothing how I pictured things would be. Seeing him reminds me of what I lost. I figured the feelings I once had for him were gone but they aren’t. My feelings are very real and overwhelming.
“I want you so bad it physically hurts, but inside here”— he touches his chest where his heart is—“I don’t think I’d be any better at caring for other people than my father, and that scares me to death. I can’t date you because I want all in with you.”
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As far back as R.C. Stephens can remember she was a sucker for a good romance. Of course there had to be a prince charming even if he ultimately was a dark knight and there had to be a happy ending. She watched the movie Dirty Dancing way too many times growing up and Jean Claude Van Damme movies too. Go figure! After years of saying she would write a book one day, she finally put pen to paper and carved out the plot line for what would eventually become the best selling Twisted Series. Now R.C. is just finishing up her tenth book and can’t seem to stop the stories running through her mind. Visit R.C. on her Facebook page to find out what’s new in her life and what releases she has coming up.
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