Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Releases: Twisted Magic by Marissa Farrar

New Releases: Twisted Magic by Marissa Farrar: Book Two in the Dhampyre Chronicles After almost dying at the hands of the carnival people, Elizabeth is settling in at Sage Springs...

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Room Behind the Bookcase: Twisted Dreams by Marissa Farrar

The Room Behind the Bookcase: Twisted Dreams by Marissa Farrar: Rating: 5 Stars *I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.* The main genre I love to read is paranormal and ...

Friday, 10 April 2015

BBW Romantic Thriller! New Release!



Guys like Ryker Russo don't notice girls like Jenna Armstrong.
 
Constantly on the move, Jenna doesn't want to settle down anywhere. As long as her latest motel room has a television, wi-fi, and a vending machine, she will make do. It isn't just Jenna's curves that make her self conscious. Beneath her clothes she hides a secret, one that she is running from. 
But when her car breaks down, leaving her without a mode of transport to get to the next town, mechanic Ryker seems to show an interest in her. With his muscles, tattoos, and piercings, Ryker has trouble literally written all over him. Jenna can't understand why he would want to be seen with a fat girl like her, and besides, she needs to keep moving. Time is running out and she's terrified if she stays in one place, her past will catch up to her. 

Available from:

Amazon.com: http://ow.ly/KudqL
Amazon.co.uk: http://ow.ly/Kudtt
Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/Kudn3

Author Bio:

Marissa Farrar has always been in love with being in love. But since she’s been married for multiple years and has three young daughters, she’s conducted her love affairs with multiple gorgeous men of the fictional persuasion.
The author of seventeen novels and numerous short stories, she has successfully self-published for the last five years. She predominantly writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but has branched into contemporary fiction as well.

If you would like to know more about Marissa, you can usually find her hanging out on her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/marissa.farrar.author . You can also tweet her at http://twitter.com/MarissaFarrar

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

It's all about the books: Cut too Deep by Marissa Farrar

It's all about the books: Cut too Deep by Marissa Farrar: Release Date : 26th March 2015 Description : Guys like Ryker Russo don't notice girls like Jenna Armstrong. Constantly on the move, ...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cover Reveal - Bye-Bye Baby by Morgana Pheonix


Today I'm  helping with the cover reveal of Morgana Pheonix's latest novel, Bye-Bye Baby! It's gorgeous, isn't it, and I'm sure the story will be awesome as well! The book will be out on the 21st of January, so check it out!

Title: Bye-Bye Baby
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: Jan 21, 2015
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb:
​Love has no expiration.

The morning Beth packed her bags and walked out of Cole’s life was the day he swore the only girl for him would be the six year old who called him daddy. He didn’t have time for love, not between raising his baby girl and trying to figure out what the hell he was going to do with his life. But fate has a funny way of coming around and kicking you when you least expect it. Cole’s new life was no exception.  

As a product of a severely broken home, Beth Doan knew better than to ever get married. She’d seen what that commitment did to people and she loved Cole McClain too much to let marriage destroy them. But the minute she boards that bus she knew she was making the biggest mistake of her life. Only maybe she wasn’t, not when she goes running back home to the only man she ever loved and finds him in the arms of another woman. 

When an unexpected accident throws them together four years later, the last thing either anticipated was to become responsible for a little person who needs them a whole lot more than they need their bitterness and hurt feelings. Can Cole and Beth forgive and forget long enough to save the life of a child neither one of them predicted falling in love with?

Or are some wounds just too deep to heal?





Author Bio:
International Bestselling author Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with. 

Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, 
the Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for the Sons of Judgment SagaMy Soul For You, & Kissing Trouble.



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Saturday, 6 December 2014

My Wattpad Experiment

This month I find myself gloriously between books. I'm fairly regimented with my writing regime, and now that I'm having to book my editor months in advance, it means I have to stick to my writing plans come hell or high water. The good thing is with this, is that if I finish a project early, it leaves me with a little play time.

So, I'd had an idea for a story for a while now, one I'd written the title for, together with a couple of character profiles, and a brief outline, and then shelved because it wasn't one of my series books and I didn't have time to write it.

Then a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to an article about Wattpad. I've been a member of Wattpad for several years now, but haven't really used it.

I tend to write my first draft in a big, old, funky mess. I write out of sequence, and I skip scenes that aren't quite working for me at the time, and I leave myself comments in places I need to do research. The result of  this is that I'm able to write a first draft fairly quickly, but when it comes to rewrites and edits, it takes me twice as long and is a real headache.

So I wanted to see if I could write something that would be decent enough for people to read along as I wrote it. I realise this is essentially still a first draft, and edits and rewrites would need to be done before actual publication, but I figured it wouldn't be anywhere near the sort of headache it normally is.
The thing I was worried about was that I would lose my momentum by having to go back through each chapter, and that my pacing would be off. I also worried (and still do) that something will need to happen in the plot line where I would normally go back and fill in the event. I guess that's the trouble with being a pantser instead of a plotter!

I'm now five chapters into my new work, 'Cut Too Deep'.  It's a romantic thriller, with a couple of twists thrown in. Here's the blurb:

Guys like Ryker Russo don't notice girls like Jenna Armstrong.
Constantly on the move, Jenna doesn't want to settle down anywhere. As long as her latest motel room has a television, wi-fi, and a vending machine, she will make do. It isn't just Jenna's curves that make her self conscious. Beneath her clothes she hides a secret, one that she is running from.

But when her car breaks down, leaving her without a mode of transport to get to the next town, mechanic Ryker seems to show an interest in her. With his muscles, tattoos, and piercings, Ryker has trouble literally written all over him. Jenna can't understand why he would want to be seen with a fat girl like her, and besides, she needs to keep moving. Time is running out and she's terrified if she stays in one place, her past will catch up to her.

I hope you'll come and read along on Wattpad. I haven't lost any of my momentum so far, and am posting around a chapter a day! It's great fun, and I'm enjoying feeling motivated and inspired by Jenna and Ryker's story. I can't wait to find out what happens!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween! Lily Harlem and Spooky Inspiration!

Happy Halloween everyone! It's one of my favourite days of the year, where I am allowed to indulge in my love of all things that go bump in the night without looking like a weirdo!

Today I have swapped blogs with the gorgeously sexy Lily Harlem. I'm over on her blog chatting about my top five sexiest werewolves (warning: hot, half naked men on display!). Lily writes some seriously smoking hot erotica and erotic romance and she's here today to chat about the creepy inspiration for her two paranormal novels, Bite Mark and Claw Mark. I haven't yet read these books, but I have read several of Lily's other novels and I highly recommend her work.

So, take it away, Lily!


Spooky Inspiration
By Lily Harlem

Thank you for inviting me over today, it’s great to be here. I love nothing more than setting my novels in my beloved London. I lived there for several years and for the entire time I felt immersed in history and surrounded by the echoes of the past.

One of the best parts about London is the fabulous old pubs, they have great names, are full of atmosphere and once you’re inside, with friends, it’s as if the rest of the world has melted away. Sometimes they’re a bit tatty, the floorboards wonky and more often than not you have to negotiate stairs to find the restrooms, but I love these places.

Non more so than The Butcher's Hook and Cleaver which is where I got the inspiration for Bite Mark. This old pub is set opposite Smithfield Market which has been trading meat for over 800 years and is now homed in a glorious Victorian building. Mr H and I were in the area on a cold, damp December day a few years ago. A thick fog was hanging around, it had been all week, and to be honest, it was pretty damn creepy outside. The market was quiet and still as it shuts up mid morning and there was a definite Jack the Ripper feel to the area with no one around and visibility diminished. The pub was so welcoming, warm and cosy and Mr H unexpectedly bumped into some people he knew. It was while he was talking and catching up that I looked out of the window and saw a man posh suit, cane, top hatwalking purposefully with his head tipped upwards past the market. Aimery was born in my imagination! A vampire lawyer working for the Worshipful Company of the Ancient Order (Worshipful Livery Companies are a real thing in London BTW) who has a tendency to hang around the meat market, enjoying the scents of blood that lace the air.

Aimery has a friend, Ryle, equally gorgeous, equally vampish in his ways. And together they hook up with butcher girl Beatrice who seeks their help to find her missing friend, Denny. Beatrice is one lucky lady to have not one but two sexy vampires who are out to seduce her and keep her safe.

When I came to the end of writing Bite Mark I found myself leaving my characters in a bit of a pickle! You see The Carlton Pack
a group of wolf shifters who have history with the Ancient Orderdemanded to have their story told too. Soon I was far from London, deep in the Canadian Rockies, letting them have their say in the novel Claw Mark , because after all, every story has two sides, and Beatrice is lucky enough to see both the vampires and the shifters.

I hope you’ll check out Bite Mark and Claw Mark. Remember, do read Bite Mark first. Oh, and if you’re around on Halloween then check out the Brit Babes Shivers and Tingles Facebook Party! It’s going to be great fun with contests, gossip, sexy pictures and steamy excerpts from all The Brit Babes.

Thank you for reading.

Lily x



Bite Mark

Life in London as a butcher girl is hard enough, but when my best friend Denny went missing it became miserable. So stumbling into the Worshipful Company of the Ancient Order while searching for him was like a breath of fresh air. Especially because sexy, sophisticated Aimery promised to help me.

But Aimery’s friend Ryle wanted in on the action. My head was spinning, my body reacting to theirs whenever they were around. But I had questions: What was their obsession with my rare blood type? How did they always appear when I needed them? And how old were they?

Learning the truth about my lovers brought new fears and delights. They could take me higher than I’d ever gone before, show me pleasures I’d never imagined and were prepared to kill to protect me. Being mortal had never been so much erotic fun—or so deliciously dangerous.

Claw Mark

This book is a sequel to Bite Mark; to ensure full enjoyment of this book, please read Bite Mark first.

Being married to two sexy vampires is as exciting as it is dangerous. One minute I’m on top of the world, the next I’m running for my life. But it’s okay with Aimery and Ryle at my side—they’ve sworn to love and protect me and keep me satisfied until I’m old and tray.

But when everything crashes down, literally, I can see no way out of the darkness—death my best option. Until two unusual men come bounding to my aid.

Gentle Caleb and prickly Isaac have secrets. They’re full of passion, desire, love and lust and their isolated lives are weaved with mystery. But I know what they are. I’m also craving some serious satisfying, a distraction from my dilemma, and it seems these guys are up for the job.

Will my life always be turbulent, terrifying and tempting beyond belief? Nothing is certain in a world of vampires and shifters.

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Bite Mark





Claw Mark





Lily Bio

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning, best-selling author of contemporary erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including Ellora's Cave, HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Xcite and Sweetmeats Press. Her Hot Ice series regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.

Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse, draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Glass Knot and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews since their release in 2012.

Her novel, Breathe You In, a super-sexy romance with a twist that will not only heat you up but stay with you for years to come, was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2013.

Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae - check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set available exclusively on Amazon - The Novice, The Player and The Vixen - and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel 'every woman should read'.

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!


Lily Links