Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday's Montage Mantlepiece: Score One for Love

Title: Score One for Love
Authors: Chantel Rhondeau, Kimmie Easley, Rachelle Ayala
Abbie St. Claire, Stacy Eaton, Lyssa Layne
Jade Kerrion, Michele Shriver, Marcia James, PC Zick
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Cover Design: Delaine Roberts
Score a touchdown with this fantastic collection of 10 romance novellas from award-winning authors. Football, hockey, soccer, baseball and so much more—there’s a sexy story for every sports fan and every lover of romance. So, grab your copy today because everyone’s a winner when you Score One For Love!

Stories Included:
Playing for Keeps by Michele Shriver
Hockey star Colton Tremblay’s bad-boy reputation got him traded from Montreal to the expansion San Antonio Generals. As a female reporter, Maya Dominguez can’t afford distractions from the players she’s assigned to report on, but Colton is used to getting what he wants. Can he persuade Maya that this time, he is playing for keeps?

Racing Hearts by Marcia James
Stock car legend, Tom "Torque" Tyler, faces a bleak future following a traumatic head injury and seizures. Determined to drag her high-school crush from his self-imposed solitude, service dog trainer, Meg Klein, and a tiny but talented seizure response dog bring Tom hope and love.

Loved by the Linebacker by Lyssa Layne
When sports agent Camila Lemos and linebacker Evan Purser meet, anything but sparks fly. When the walls are broken down, will a touchdown be scored or will it be yet another fumble for both?

Finding the Strength by Stacy Eaton
The night Tayla Adams is attacked, Third Degree Black Belt, Cam Giles steps in and stops the violent man. Little did Tayla know that when she takes a self-defense class she will come face to face with her knight in shining armor, but can Tayla learn to defend herself, and gain enough confidence to protect the two of them when the time unexpectedly comes?
Third Base by PC Zick
Baseball star Tomas Vegas puts all his energy into winning the World Series, until he meets the widow Adriana Moretti. His supermodel ex-girlfriend and Adriana’s tightly-knit Italian family threaten them, but the more they’re pulled apart, the more they silently yearn to be together.

Flawed by Jade Kerrion
When burned-out actress Ariel Falconer meets professional beach volleyball player, Jake Hunter, their mutual attraction is immediate and scorching, but neither is ready for the emotional complications of false impressions and clashing expectations. Can Ariel and Jake escape unscathed, or will their conflict shatter their dreams and the promise of love?

An Unforgettable Lesson by Abbie St Claire
Huck Tyson hates golf. Period. When it's suggested that he learn to play for his day job's camaraderie, he's less than welcoming of the idea, although desperate to advance his career. Amelia Berringer, the club's only golf pro, doesn't expect her student to be quite so negative and meets Huck's sarcasm with a snarky bite of her own. However, neither of them expect romance to rise from the greens.

Body Lock by Kimmie Easley
After the violent death of her fiancé, Dakota Asher finds herself with a new desire to tempt fate as an adrenaline junkie. MMA coach, Ford Herveaux specializes in adrenaline. Dakota now specializes in Ford. 

Serving Up Love by Chantel Rhondeau
Melanie Rush has a huge crush on her coach, Ethan Patterson. He has strict rules against relationships within his tennis program, but Melanie wants to break them all. She’s determined to make Ethan hers, no matter what it takes.

Played by Love by Rachelle Ayala
Soccer goalkeeper, Jaden Sloup, has his eye on Ella Kennedy, a woman who won’t date jocks or frat boys. When Ella discovers his ruse, she runs into bullies who force Jaden to fight and prove that jocks and frat boys can be good guys too.

Author Bios:
Michele Shriver
Michele Shriver writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.

Marcia James
Marcia James writes hot, humorous romances and finaled in eleven Romance Writers of America contests before selling her first comic romantic suspense, At Her Command. Her latest releases are Sex & the Single Therapist (a comic romantic mystery), Heating Up the Holidays (a romantic Christmas novella), and Love Unleashed (a super sexy reunion romance). In her eclectic career, she has shot submarine training videos, organized celebrity-filled nonprofit events and had her wedding covered by People Magazine. After years of dealing with such sexy topics as how to safely install traffic lights, she is enjoying "researching" and plotting her novels' steamy love scenes with her husband and hero of many years.

Lyssa Layne
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa's own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

Stacy Eaton
Stacy Eaton began her writing career in October of 2010 and as each goes by, she releases more and more novels. She is a police officer by profession and has been since 2000. Currently, she is assigned as the department detective and enjoys digging into cases and putting the pieces of the puzzles together; not only with interview and interrogation, but by utilizing her certified CSI training.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who is also in law enforcement, and her tween daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and currently servers on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center. When Stacy is not working her demanding job, or spending time with her family, she works on her business and volunteers with the World Literary Café.

In between all she does, she spends her spare moments plotting and every other moment writing.

PC Zick
P.C. Zick describes herself as "a storyteller no matter what I write." And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction.

Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. "Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable."

Her fiction contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. All of her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.

Jade Kerrion
Jade Kerrion is the author of the Double Helix series, which has won a total of eight science fiction awards, including the Gold Medal in Readers Favorites 2013. Her Guild Wars fan fiction was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars. And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too? So here she is, writing science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance novels that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time.

Abbie St Claire
Abbie St Claire I've spent many years crafting stories in my brain. Finally, after the encouragement from those that love and support me the most, I put my first story out by self-publishing in 2013.
That first milestone created a writing monster in me that couldn't be stopped and filled a void I cannot explain. Each story is a true gift from my heart and a sacrifice from my soul, since I find it difficult to let the characters go.

At home in Texas, my husband and I share our life with children that mean the world to us and include a couple of fur babies. When we aren't busy watching sports and betting on the game, we are entertaining with friends.

I do have a writing cave, but honestly, most of my work comes from the kitchen, the heartbeat of any home. Since noise doesn't disturb me too much when writing, I can write and keep the pulse on the family at the same time. And... Possibly enjoy my favorite, sinful treat... Cookie dough!

The writer-reader world is my lifeline. I'm addicted and each time I get a message from a reader, I'm thrilled. There's quite a few stories planned for the next several months. I'm hoping the readers fall in love with my next series, The Creek Series. A story that is guaranteed to bring out all the emotions.

Kimmie Easley
Kimmie Easley is an author who grew up traveling the country, rarely settling in one place for much longer than a minute. Being no stranger to heartache, she allows her unconventional childhood to fuel her writing.

Kimmie is addicted to all things books, wine, cupcakes, and flip flops. She is a homeschool momma, southern wife, and pug wrangler.

Kimmie can be found somewhere in the south writing wine worthy stories.
Gutter Princess coming in 2015 from Swoon Romance.

Chantel Rhondeau
Chantel Rhondeau once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but her passion is in the wonderful hours she spends with her characters in the evenings.

Chantel lives in the western United States, and when she isn't writing she loves playing cards with her family, bowling, and snuggling with her lazy kitties.

Rachelle Ayala
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer's Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

Michele Shriver

Marcia James

Stacy Eaton

Lyssa Layne

P.C. Zick

Jade Kerrion

Abbie St. Claire

Kimmie Easley

Chantel Rhondeau

Rachelle Ayala

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Wonderlust by BL Wilde

Title: Wonderlust
Author: BL Wilde
Series: Steel Roses #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Cover designer: Laurynne Gouws
Natasha White has always been unlucky in love. The men she falls for only want one thing from her, and it isn't commitment. When her boss and on/off fling announces his engagement to another woman, she finds herself running from her feelings for him by taking a job as a personal assistant to the legendary rock god, Alex Harbour €”half a world away.

Her new boss is sexy, damaged, and insatiable, but Natasha has been a fan since she was a young girl. Conflicted by her emotions, she begins a love/hate relationship with the egotistical rock star.

Alex's intentions toward her are clear from the moment they meet, but Natasha isn't about to run from one emotionless connection to another. She is determined to keep her distance from her childhood crush, by any means necessary.

When lust begins to cloud her mind, however, she becomes hell bent on protecting her heart. What good could ever come out of falling for a rock star, anyway?

As much as I have loved all of Miss Wilde's previous writings, I went into this one with no expectations.  Well, despite having no preconceived ideas, she has done it again.  Wonderlust is definitely a romance for the adult reader but don't let that fool you, there is so much more than just the hotness levels which are off the chart.  Sometimes characters are real but still don't seem like anyone the average person might know, but Natasha and Alex are real.  They may not live the life that most of us know but as people they could easily be your next door neighbor and friend.  Wonderlust will definitely satisfy your thirst for love, passion, all kinds of hotness, but above all it will satisfy your want for a well written story.


     “You’re pretty good at handling the media,” Alex mused once we’d taken our seats inside the cinema. “You sure know how to put them in their place. I think that was the most effortless set of interviews I’ve ever had.”
     “I have a love, hate relationship with them. I don’t mind being abrupt when they overstep their mark.”
     “That’s a little like us.” I had to giggle at that. “You look really beautiful tonight, Nat.”
     “Maybe you should keep your eyes on the stage instead of on me.” I smirked, brushing of his comment while we watched the director and main leads take the stage. I tried to collect my thoughts, but Alex Harbour had just called me beautiful.
     So many people acknowledged Alex as they wandered past us. Some stopped to congratulate him on the song for the soundtrack. I, myself, was disappointed with the song. It had a more pop feel than rock. To me, it was like he’d sold out on this track. It wasn’t the real him.
     My mouth fell open when Adam Rider came over and had a quick chat with us. He was ‘the’ Hollywood actor at the moment, and gazing up at him, I could see why.  The man was almost as sexy as Alex, with his dark, almost black hair, deep chocolate eyes and sexy irish accent. He wore a tux just as well, too.
     “When are you going to take that jump into the film industry, Alex?” he asked, darting his eyes toward me.
     “That’s never going to happen, Adam. Music is my love. We’ve had this conversation before.”
     “And who is this? I don’t think we’ve been introduced.” Adam held my gaze, the same way Alex did the first time I met him. Celebrities of their caliber always had that effect on me, knocking me breathless with their beauty. It was a surreal moment to realize they were real people, not just a perfect face in a magazine or on TV.
     “I…I…I’m Natasha White,” I stuttered, taking his hand when he offered it to me.
     “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Natasha,” he cooed, kissing the back of my hand. Hollywood actors…were they all this smooth?  “I’m not used to seeing Alex with such a sophisticated woman.”  Now I was blushing.
     “Natasha is my new personal assistant.” Alex’s tone was sharp as he shot daggers at Adam. “You better take your seat, Adam. It looks like they’re going to start.”
     “I need to find my date anyway. Good talking with you, Alex. Natasha.” Gracefully, he disappeared into the crowd in search of his seat.
     “Wow,” I gasped, holding my chest. “I just met Adam Rider.”
     “Are you a fan of his?” Alex didn’t seem that interested in my answer. He was busy playing with the arm of his chair.
     “Who isn’t a fan of his? I heard he turned down the lead role in this film we’re seeing tonight.”
     “I wouldn’t know, but I’m not sure Westerns are his thing anyway.”
     “Do you see him a lot? Are you good friends with him?”
     “Straight Lace, do you have a crush on Mr. Hollywood? I do know him pretty well. We jam together from time to time.” He couldn’t hide his smirk. “Most actors are womanizers, though, and Adam is no different. I wouldn’t get mixed up with him.”
     “I’ve heard that about rock stars, too,” I quipped. “And you definitely live up to that.”
     “Maybe you need to find a more reliable source. You really don’t know me well enough to make that judgement yet.”

Rockstar - Nickelback
Hearts on fire - Passenger
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
I Want You - Bon Jovi
I’m A Mess - Ed Sheeran
Feel - Robbie Williams
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Give Into Me - Michael Jackson
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
I Was Made For Lovin You - Kiss
Rehab - Rihanna
Animals - Maroon 5
Come Undone - Robbie Williams
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran
The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Broken - Seether
Wonderwall - Oasis
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Stigmatized - The Calling
This Years Love - David Gray
I’d Come For You - Nickelback 
Are You Going To Be My Girl - Jet

Alex Harbour
Adored by millions of women all over the world, Alex Harbour has the world at his feet and the ego to match. Once a front man to the legendary rock band, Steel Roses, he is now a solo artist. His lifestyle is sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Fame has corrupted his soul. No one is strong enough to help him face the demons from his past.  That is until a certain PA walks into his life.

Natasha White
All Nat wants is someone that will love her unconditionally, but she has a habit of falling for the wrong man. Maybe secretly she is scared of commitment. Half italian, she has a fiery temper and can stand up for herself. After falling for her boss she has no choice but to take a job to get some distance between them when she discovers he’s become engaged. Running away to LA to work for the rock star Alex Harbour might be the best decision she ever made, though.

1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
It was my characters from The Seductors Series. As you know Heather, the series revolves around sex. ;)  Once I started writing erotic scenes, I realised how you can bring characters even closer together through erotica.

2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I love the actual writing. All my books have never been written out how I see them in my head. I get just as excited about how it’s going to end as my readers do. LOL

3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I’m a sucker for fantasy. I could never write that genre, but I have my angel and vampire stories

4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
I’ve co- authored before with Jo Matthews. Which was amazing. I have so many author friends that I’d struggle to pick one.  I’ve watched a lot of new talent come on the scene lately. Tracie Remond and Elle McKenize  are two newbie authors I’d love to work with.

5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you ʺlater in lifeʺ?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing since 10. I have to admit, I get better with age though. LOL

Author Bio:
B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men.She can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes.  She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it. If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run 'Wilde'.


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Time to Love by Angela Ford

Title: Time to Love
Author: Angela Ford
Series: Mirrors of Time #2
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Release Date: August 2, 2015
Maggie Collins devoted her time to become a Veterinarian. She’d only dated one guy in college—her best friend’s brother. She believed the magic of love to be a myth when he cheated on her and broke her heart. Her best friend Emma wants to take a trip to Bolivia before she gets married. Hesitant at first, the trip begins to give Maggie a different outlook on life.

Her excitement is short-lived when Emma goes missing. Maggie’s search for her friend only finds Amaru, a native who hands her a mirror. His words confuse her. The future is behind you and the past is ahead of you. The water below her begins to ripple. She wakes up in the home of Sir Heth Manning. He is the ultimate of tall, dark and handsome. Maggie can’t remember how she ended up in 1737. She wonders if it matters now that she is falling in love with an eighteenth century English man.

Will she return to the life she knew? Or will the past become her future?

Where the hell am I?

Maggie dug deep in her memory. She could only remember her search for Emma. She gasped. She remembered Emma’s disappearance. Maggie closed her eyes and attempted to force her memory for the lapse between then and now.

“My fair lady is awake?”

Maggie heard his voice. The same one she’d heard earlier.

Did he just call me a fair lady?

She dared to open her eyes, part of her felt like a lost child; scared and alone. She felt a presence close to her. She could smell his scent. It teased her senses. She could no longer resist. She had to look. She opened her eyes slowly. His scent wasn’t the only pleasure she experienced. The ultimate of tall, dark and handsome stood before her. It wasn’t his greener-than-green eyes or long-dark lashes that caught her attention, but the way she felt he delved into her soul with his eyes. She felt a quick pierce to her heart. Never before had a man looked at her that way. His strong jawline curved a clean-shaven face. Her eyes focused on his lips as they parted. A sudden urge to kiss him overcame her sensible way of thinking. But the sudden thought to move only made her head hurt. She flinched and swallowed hard. No man had ever had such an impact on her.

If this is love at first sight, then I’ve been wrong—so wrong.

Author Bio:
Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground!

Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Now residing in Ontario, Angela works in Finance – numbers by day – words by night. Her dedication to volunteer and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure – suspense with a dash of romance that hit the best- selling Action/Adventure and Women’s Fiction. Angela continued this FBI suspense with Forbidden and will deliver the final of the series in 2015. She also writes contemporary romance, sometimes sweet…sometimes spicy and sometimes with a dash of suspense. Unforgettable Kiss delivers a spicy romance with a dash of suspense. Blind Tasting of The Love List series and The Christmas Wreath of the Forever Christmas series are sweet reads. 2015 kicked off with a new Romantic Suspense Surrender .

Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with young adults and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. But it is the furry family members who rule the house – a Puggle (Pug/Beagle), a new Chug puppy (Pug/Chihuahua) and two loveable cats. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come. Angela is an avid reader of romance, a member of the RWA, KOD (Kiss of Death – Suspense Chapter) and Mississauga Writers Group. You can follow her at BTGN or visit her website/blog Romantic Escapes click below to connect with her on her social network sites. She loves to hear from her readers – they keep her smiling!


Time to Love

Spellbound Cinderella

Blind Tasting


Unforgetttable Kiss

The Christmas Wreath



Sunset Kisses

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Release Day Blitz: Pan by KR Thompson

Title: Pan
Author: KR Thompson
Series: Untold Stories of Neverland
Genre: Fantasy/Fairytale/Short Story
Release Date: August 10, 2015
Cover Design: Alchemy Book Covers
Neverland has always been their sanctuary—until now.

Magic is dying in Neverland and only one pixie is brave enough to search the human world for someone to believe. Tink finds a desolate boy flying in the night, peering in windows, searchinf for the life he once knew. But can she convince him to abandon his quest and save Neverland?

Discover the untold story of the boy destined to become Peter Pan.

At least the boy was taking his task seriously, the pixie decided, watching him raise up on his toes in an effort to gain a better look inside one darkened, upstairs room. Some guardians were lazy, but this one was not, which was just as well, she noted, as the small, shadowy figure of a child exited through the window and joined him. A few seconds later, the two flew off into the night sky. The children of humans could be a handful—the ghosts of them even more so, especially when they realized they were no longer among the living. It only made sense to appoint another child to deal with their sorrow and accompany their spirits to the other side.

The source of her attention currently gone, the pixie idly kicked into the open air. Small bits of dust sprinkled each time her feet touched the open mouth of the monster she’d been making a seat of. She glanced down, noticing his bottom teeth now sparkled like gold in the moonlight, giving him an even more ferocious look.

The poor thing looked dreadful, with long curling teeth and bulging eyes—nothing at all like her own pretty, golden self. She gave him a bright smile. Likely, that was the only kindness ever given the monster forever stuck up here on the edge of this roof, so she reached down and gave his hard cheek an affectionate pat before turning her attention back to the sprawling town below. After all, she hadn’t come to save this monster. She’d come for the boy and soon he would need her—but not nearly as much as she needed him.

Author Bio:
K.R. Thompson writes paranormal stories with a bite and fairy tales with a twist. An avid reader and firm believer in the magic of books, she spends her nights either reading an adventure, or writing one.

She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

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Re-Release Day Blitz: Breaking Free by Alexis Noelle

Title: Breaking Free
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2015
Holly James is trying to move on with her life, but it’s not easy. She can’t stand to be touched by anyone, not even her own family. She is a lost broken shell of the person that she used to be. She realizes that shutting everyone out is much easier then opening up and letting someone hurt her.

Drew Walker is no prince charming. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself and has no intention of changing. He loves the life of excitement and entitlement that comes with being the lead singer of a band, and has no plans to get tied down anytime soon.

When these two meet there is an immediate chemistry. The thing that surprises Holly is that she can tolerate his touch. He makes her feel like herself once again and gives her the freedom and comfort she has been desperate to find. On the other hand he is self-centered, egotistical, and everything that she should stay away from.

What happens when the one person who can save you might also be the person who can break you?

“There was something about Drew, but I had no idea what it was. He was self-centered, cocky, and definitely not prince charming. Maybe that’s why I liked him though. Maybe I didn’t want to be saved by the handsome prince. Maybe I wanted to be corrupted by the evil king.” 

**Breaking Free is for mature audiences only—strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**

Author Bio:
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.

She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.

She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.


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