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Date: May, 2012 VOLUME 5, ISSUE # 5



Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly ménage and male/male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes. A lifelong writer of serious non-fiction, Tara only fell in love with EROM in 2009 and had the first novel she ever wrote published in January of 2011. Then she capped off the year by being voted Best Author of 2011 in the LRC Awards and her Genetic Attraction Series was named runnerup for Best Series of 2011! A very good year. After an exotic life of travel all over the world and work in television, education and advertising, Tara settled in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and opened her own small marketing business. Passionate about diversity, justice, inclusion and new ideas, she says on her tombstone it will read, “Yes”.

. Work hard, stay anonymous and don’t expect much. That’s resort housekeeper Mark Sintorella’s philosophy of life. After being kicked out of his family home at sixteen for being gay, Mark knows what it takes to survive. But how is he going to stay anonymous when he wants to be recognized as a great fashion designer? And how can he control his expectations when he’s desperately attracted to Ashton Armitage, the son of the fifth richest man in America? If Ash doesn’t find a woman to marry he’s going to lose his inheritance, but he can’t seem to resist the beautiful kid who cleans fireplaces while hiding behind a black cap and heavy glasses. And then this crazy elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, has Mark running around looking like a fashion model wearing gorgeous women’s clothes. The clock strikes twelve and the wedding follows the ball. Two beautiful princesses line up for attention. But one isn’t interested and one isn’t a woman. Who will be the bride? Will the shoe fit? Only his fairy godmother knows for sure.

BEACH BALLS Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. But coming out would threaten all he’s built as the lead attorney for WMA Development, and the million dollars he can get when he finishes pushing a big land remediation project through the City Council. Then on an early morning scuba dive, Adam meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to live a different life. But Adam’s dreams are shattered when he walks into the council meeting and finds the fire-breathing environmentalist who’s screwing up his chances of winning is none other than that same beautiful man. Sky Sea Mickeljohn doesn’t compromise, so how could he find himself lusting after a damned developer? And what happens when somebody open’s Adam’s closet door? These two better start telling the truth if they’re ever going to find world peace.



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When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away because he doesn’t do physics professors. In fact, he doesn’t do humans; Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he’s expected to save his declining race by reproducing. Sex with humans depletes his power – or so he’s been taught. Then why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody’s a lying witch. With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

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Horror Alternative Lifestyle

MFRW Summer Camp


Contemporary 11

A Hard Man to Love by Delaney Diamond


Private Acts by Delaney Diamond


Wilderness Liaison by Anne Ashby


Clear as Day by Babette James


Contemporary Alternative Lifestyles Latin Boyz by P.A. Brown


Good Gone Bad by Ayla Ruse


Fantasy Fantasy Alternative Lifestyles


Historical Alternative Lifestyle

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The Sentence by Elaine Cantrell


Paranormal The Burning Seal by Jenna Storm


Onslaught by Teri Thackston


The Claimed by Caridad Pineiro


Paranormal Alternative Lifestyle The Sin Eater’s Prince by Keta Diablo


Blood Betrayal by Celine Chatillon Betrayed by the Incubus by Nicole Graysen

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Romantic Suspense


More Than a Cowboy by Paige Tyler Sadie and Her Cowboy by Paige Tyler



Restored Dreams by Toni Noel

Fallen Woman of Vilagos by Ursula Grey

The Fires of Beltane by Ayla Ruse The Scared Stiff Collection


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Random Acts by Alison Stone Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders by M. S. Spencer

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Sci-Fi/Futuristic Kicking Ashe by Pauline Baird Jones


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February Release

By: Toni Noel

Restored Dreams

February 1, 2012

Her roof leaks, the plumbing, too, but on a teacher's salary Treasure Montgomery can barely pay the taxes on her property, so the list of needed repairs to the grand Victorian house she inherited from the aunt who raised her continues to grow. Treasure surrounds herself with other people's children, seeking some fulfillment in an otherwise empty life until she meets Buck. A retired rodeo rider turned philanthropist, Buck willingly donates his labor to anyone who needs a helping hand, spending his father's fortune to make amends for his father's bad deeds, but Treasure wants no part of his charity. Buck persists. Treasure resists. He turns to subterfuge to get around the obstacles she throws in his path. She learns the truth and fears she might lose her house to him. How wrong can a woman be about the man with whom she's fallen in love? June

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 10: 1-61252-136-3 ISBN: 13: 978-1-61252-136-7 Buy Links: Desert Breeze Amazon Genre: Contemporary Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Format Author Website: Author Blog/s: Twitter:!/ToniNoelWriter Goodreads: Linked-In:

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February Release

By: Delaney Diamond

A Hard Man to Love

February 3, 2012

Hating him is easy. Loving him is hard. Derrick Hoffman never quite got over not having a relationship with his biological father. The woman he was seeing is pregnant, and there’s no way he’s going to let her raise his child without him–even if it means coercing her into marriage. Eva Jacob made the mistake of falling in love with Derrick, a man she knows is incapable of love. After their breakup, she discovers she’s pregnant. When she agrees to a loveless marriage, she tries to shield her heart from further pain. But she soon discovers that the heart wants what the heart wants, and her heart wants Derrick’s love. June

Publisher: Diamond Press ISBN: 978-0-9852838-1-0 Buy Link/s: Amazon Genre: Contemporary Warnings: N/A Heat Level: R Format: E-book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Goodreads:

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February Release

By: Delaney Diamond

Private Acts

February 10, 2012

Miguel Delgado fell hard the first time he saw a beautiful woman on stage during a karaoke competition at a bar in Ecuador. Interested in a short, casual affair, he turns on the charm. But she won’t give him the time of day. Samirah Jamison has met her match—in the form of a tall, hard-bodied sculptor who won’t leave her alone. She’s not running scared. She’s just trying to keep a level head and stay out of trouble for once. But it’s really, really hard to be good…when you’re used to being bad. Warning: This book contains a chef whose sassy mouth and swaying hips catch the eye of a sexy Latin artist determined to tame her. June

Publisher: Amira Press ISBN: 978-1-937394-29-5 Buy Link: Amira Press Amazon Genre: Contemporary (Warnings: N/A Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Goodreads:

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March Release

Wilderness Liaison

By: Anne Ashby

March 9, 2012

The concrete jungle defines financier Shal Gregory. He thrives on the liveliness and sheer vitality of the fast paced business world. So how does he find himself alone in the thick of the New Zealand bush with a feisty guide who undoubtedly despises everything he stands for? Jodie Mathieson’s devotion to the wilderness fulfils her. She isn’t prepared for an intimate liaison with a man who clearly does not share her love of the great outdoors. But the sparks between them ignite and soon scare Jodie into flight. Bewildered but determined, Shal tracks Jodie down and resolutely embarks on a course to convince her that having some differing life goals isn’t enough to keep them apart. But can Jodie ignore past experiences? Dare she believe him? June

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ISBN: 978-1-61217-020-6 Buy Link: The Wild Rose Press Genre: Contemporary Warnings: N/A Heat Level: Slightly more than PG13, but not anywhere near R Format: Paperback and E-book Author Website: Facebook: Goodreads:

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April Release

By: Babette James

Clear As Day

April 4, 2012

What's a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever? Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn. The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be. July Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ISBN: 978-1-61217-035-0 BUY LINKS: The Wild Rose Press: Amazon: s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332067454&sr=1-2 Genre: Contemporary Warnings: Heat Level: R = Graphic Sex Format: Trade Paperback and E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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February Release

By: P. A. Brown

Latin Boyz

February 26, 2012

Twenty-one year old Gabe will do anything to keep his family safe from the Locusts XIII Crew, a Cypress Park gang, especially his 14-year-old sister Nattie. In Gabe's struggle to keep his small, fragile family safe, he meets LAPD patrol officer Alejandro Cerveras and must come to terms with his attraction to him--and decide whether to believe his Church’s teachings or what his heart tells him. Then tragedy strikes, fueling his rage. As the need for vengeance drives him past all reason, violence and hatred erupt between Gabe and the gangbangers, spiraling out of control, leading to tragedy and the greatest loss of all. June

Publisher: Amber Quill Press ISBN: 13: 978-1-61124-256-0 Buy Link: Amber Quill Press Genre: Contemporary Alt Life Warnings: GLBT Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats and Trade Paperback Author Website: Author Blog:

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March Release

By: Ayla Ruse

Good Gone Bad

March 2, 2012

Will stepping over that line mean never going back? Rosa Matthews is a journalist who can sense the good and bad in people. It's helped in her job until recently when her ability backfired, causing another's ruin. Her doubts lead her to test her abilities by pursuing a man who might give her answers. Dominic Zane is a grudgingly self-declared bachelor. His constant companion, Gunner, tends to drive the good-wife-material women away. What people don't realize, however, is that Gunner is his Doppelganger -- a twin who doesn't always have Dominic's best interests at heart. When Dominic wants Rosa for himself, he and Gunner come to odds. To build a relationship requires trust and sacrifice. Are Rosa, Dominic and Gunner willing to make themselves vulnerable in order to have a relationship, or will taking that extra step tear them apart? June

Publisher: Changeling Press ISBN: (BIN) 05579-01787 Buy Link: Changeling Press Genre: Erotic Romance/Paranormal/Alt Life Warnings: Multiple Partners/Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book Author Blog/s: Facebook: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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April Release

By: Ursula Grey

Fallen Woman of Vilagos

April 1, 2012

A mistress, a whore, a charlatan, a chameleon, Karolina does what she must to survive. Living such a life can be dangerous. Now desperate and without means, she is forced to knock at the door of a stranger. Will the man who opens it change her life forever? July

Publisher: Red Sage ISBN: TBA Buy Link: Genre: Erotic historical romance Warnings: Explicit sex Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Blog/s: Twitter:!/ursulagrey Goodreads:

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March Release

By: Paige Tyler

More Than a Cowboy

March, 2012

Two of My Best-Selling Cowboy Menage Stories in a Special Two-Book Set! KARLEIGH'S COWBOYS Karleigh Blake hasn’t take a vacation in years, so when her friend talks her into coming out to her Colorado ranch for some fun and relaxation, she jumps at the chance. Once there, she meets up with two hot and hunky ranch hands named Holden Donnelly and Mav Ryan who definitely know how to show a girl a good time. AND THE RANCH HAND MAKES THREE In this sequel to Karleigh’s Cowboys, Heather Collins and her husband Clint hire hunky new ranch hand Blaine Saunders. While he clearly has the qualifications to work on a ranch, Heather and Clint are more interested in how good he is in bed. July

Publisher: Paige Tyler ISBN: N/A Buy Link: Genre: Western Romance Warnings: BDSM, Menage Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:

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March Release

By: Paige Tyler

Sadie and Her Cowboy

March, 2012

When a ruthless cattle baron is determined to do anything to get his hands on Sadie Buchanan's ranch, including running off her ranch hands and killing her cattle, she hires the infamous gunslinger Jake Wagner to protect her property. Despite the fact that they butt heads right from the start, Sadie is helplessly drawn to the ruggedly handsome cowboy, even when he warms her bottom repeatedly for her willful and sometimes reckless behavior. But all the cards are put on the table when Sadie bets the cattle baron that she, Jake and her small band of cowpokes can get more cattle to market than anyone in their right mind would attempt. It's all or nothing for Sadie, her ranch and the dangerous cowboy she's fallen for hard. July

Publisher: Paige Tyler ISBN: N/A Buy Link: Genre: Historical Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: BDSM Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:

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April Release

By: Ayla Ruse

The Fires of Beltane The Scared Stiff Collection

April 2, 2012

What was supposed to be a celebration of life turns into a festival of fear‌ Natalie heard about the Beltane Feast and though intrigued, she plans to observe. When she meets William, he convinces her that trying something new can be as fun as it is daring. William comes to this festival to spend time with his sometime lover. When he meets Natalie his interest is immediate. His intention is to keep seeing her long after the festival ends. Some attendees, however, see the festival as a way to meet needs of a darker nature. When people begin to disappear and death explodes around the celebrants, panic ensues. Can Natalie and William find out who is behind the destruction before they become part of the sacrifice themselves? And will their attraction be strong enough to last, or will they discover their interest was best left burning with the fires? July

Publisher: Total E-Bound Publishing ISBN: 978-0-85715-931-1 Buy Link: Genre: Horror/Erotic Romance/Alt Life Warnings: GLBT content/Violence/Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book Author Blog/s: Facebook: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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March Release

By: Elaine Cantrell

The Sentence

March 22, 212

Has her father totally lost his mind? How could he bring the man who burned the church into their home for six months? Yeah, it was an accident and her dad’s a minister, but if he wanted to help Clint Hayes, why didn’t he go to the prison to do it? And no matter what her friend Christina says, she doesn’t watch Clint every single moment they’re together! July

Publisher: Astraea Press ISBN: 978‑1‑62135‑014-9 BUY LINKS: Astrea Press: Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1332672817&sr=8-1 Barnes & Noble: ean=2940014238359&itm=1&usri=the+sentence+by+elaine+cantrell Genre: Inspirational Warnings: None Heat Level: G Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Linked-In: Page 22

March Release

By: Jenna Storm

The Burning Seal

March 25, 2012

Detective Danni Keegan is plunged into a dark, demonic world where survival depends on deciphering the connection between ritual killings, and a demon terrorizing her for a “gift” she wasn’t even aware she possessed. She must unravel her dreams of another woman who lived during ancient times and battled a bloodthirsty demon—the same demon who now hunts Danni. The loss of her body and soul looms imminent as her only chance to destroy the demon depends on changing her new partner’s convictions. He is a sinfully sexy man, who exudes power and self-assurance with the ease of breathing and has an iron-willed determination not to believe in the paranormal. July

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing ISBN: 978-1-77127-008-3 Buy Link: page=shop.product_details&product_id=341&category_id=157&flypage=flypage.tpl&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1 Genre: Paranormal Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/JennaStormWritz Goodreads:

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March Release

By: Teri Thackston


March 10, 2012

Sorrow’s Point, Texas is under attack. Robberies, drug trafficking, a suspicious fire… for local cop Joshua Dawson, the only thing missing in this assault on his coastal hometown is a hurricane. But it is September—the month for vicious storms—so he’s not betting against one. Ronnie Clarke never broke a law in her life…until the day she kidnapped two monthold Danny. But it was the only way to save the baby from the nut-case cult that wants to sell him to the head of a Mexican drug cartel. So she hides with him in quiet little Sorrow's Point. But Sorrow's Point isn't as quiet as she hoped. The bad guys are closing in. Joshua Dawson is asking too many questions about her and Danny…personal questions that she would love to answer. But he’s a cop and she’s a kidnapper. So, to protect Danny from the evil pursuing him, she must withhold the truth from this man who insists on always doing the right thing. Joshua, however, is determined to uncover her secrets. And that September storm, like the attraction brewing between them, is building on the horizon. July

Publisher: Teri Thackston ISBN: TBA Buy Link: : -1 Genre: Contemporary/Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: Caridad Pineiro

The Claimed

May 1, 2012

Victoria Johnson loves her life. She’s her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It’s Victoria’s duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden. A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate…but as a Light Hunter, she’s his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don’t want peace-and they’ll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever… Aug.

Publisher: FOREVER ROMANCE ISBN: 0446584606 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Romance Warnings: No warnings Heat Level: R Format: Mass Market Paperback; E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/CaridadPineiro

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February Release

By: Keta Diablo

The Sin Eater’s Prince

February 15, 2012

Owen Rhys, the sin eater, has been shunned by the local villagers all his life—except for Andras Maddock, the local physician. In love with the one man he believes will never return that love, Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from death at the hands of a vampire. Dagan, Dark Lord of the Underworld, vows to avenge his father’s death and obtain the Prince of Wales’s mystic sword from Andras. The claymore’s power holds an immunity the vampires have coveted for centuries. Star-crossed love, sorcery, and bloodlust collide on a vengeful path where only one side will remain victorious. June

Publisher: Keta Diablo ISBN: None Buy Link: Kindle US: Genre: Gay Fiction/Vampire Warnings: GLBT Content, Explicit Sex Heat Level: R Format: Ebook Author Website:

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March Release

By: Celine Chatillon

Blood Betrayal

March 1, 2012

Vampire Vlad Drakul has found the love of his existence in the beautiful and intelligent businesswoman, Sofia Martinelli. But is the sex-loving vixen all who she appears to be? Leo Van Helsing cherishes his family’s calling. A bit too much, perhaps. He’ll see the heinous bloodsucker dead and he’s not above using others to obtain his goals—even if it kills them. One fatal night in Istanbul will change Vlad’s afterlife forever. Can he abide a Blood Betrayal? June

Publisher: Extasy Books ISBN: 978-1-77111-124-9 Buy Link: Extasy Books Genre: Paranormal Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Blog: Celine’s Dreams Facebook: Twitter: Amazon Author Kindle Page: Goodreads:

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March Release

By: Nicole Graysen

Betrayed by the Incubus

March 10, 2012

In a move designed to consolidate its power, the Harmonian TriCouncil gave Miranda Nightengale to another and sent them away from Rhira. Enraged by the loss of his soul mate, Phillip Devlin Moreau left Harmonia and sacrificed his wings to absorb the soul of an immortal Incubus. Intent on revenge against the TriCouncil, Phillip searched for a descendant of Miranda. After 700 years, his quest has come to an end. All he has to do is seduce Fiona Nightengale Richardson to create the instrument of his revenge—a child. July

Publisher: Moonlight Mountain Books ISBN: TBA Buy Link: Amazon: Barnes and Noble: Genre: Paranormal Horror Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: You must be 18. Contains explicit and M/M sex. Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book (Multiple Formats) Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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April Release

By: Alison Stone

Random Acts

April 24, 2012

Second chances can have a terrible sense of timing. When they were young, Patrick Kingsley broke Danielle Carson’s heart. Now a family crisis brings her home, and she is forced to face the past—and the disturbing fact that her sister’s car accident was staged to mask a brutal beating. A police officer and widower, Patrick guards his heart as fiercely as he guards his beloved daughter. Seeing Danielle again unexpectedly reignites their old flame, but no way will he introduce a woman into his daughter’s life. Certainly not one whose values on faith and family are so different from his own. Yet they’re drawn together—until Danielle learns Patrick helped put her sister in harm’s way. Her fragile trust is crushed, but he’s the only man who can help her stop the villain before everything they both love is destroyed—faith, family…and their second chance at forever. July

Publisher: Samhain Publishing ISBN: 9781609288242 BUY LINKS: Samhain Publishing: osCsid=5b08dd7b840ef752872a706c2cacda22 Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1332727116&sr=8-1 Barnes & Noble: Genre: Romantic Suspense Warnings: N/A Heat Level: G (Sweet/Inspirational) E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: (@Alison_Stone)

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April Release

Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders

By: M. S. Spencer

April 24, 2012

Waiting out the rain, Milo Everhart takes stock of her widowhood and the handsome man standing in the door to the bar. Little does she know she will meet that man again and again under both passionate and terrifying circumstances. Tristram Brody waits for his date, too conscious of the beautiful woman sitting by the door. Little does he know that she will hate him for trying to destroy her beloved art center, and even suspect him of murder. Nor that she will be drawn inevitably into his arms. Little does either of them suspect they will be embroiled in not one, but two murders, in which the fate of the Torpedo Factory, an art center housed in an old munitions factory on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, will be decided. Aug.

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing ISBN: 978-1-61885-250-2 Buy Link:


Genre: Contemporary Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads:

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February Release By: Pauline Baird Jones

Kicking Ashe

February 24, 2012

With hearts and lives on the line, a kiss may be all they have time for... Time has dumped Ashe on a dying planet and she needs to figure out why before she ceases to exist. Or gets vivisected by some Keltinarian scientists. Or worse. Vidor Shan might help—since someone somewhere is trying to hose him, too—if she can convince him to trust her. And maybe kiss her on the mouth. Probably shouldn’t have told him that only someone he trusts can betray him. Vid would love to kiss the girl, but his brother is lost, he’s got hostile aliens on his tail, and the stench of betrayal all around him. Can he trust the woman who told him to trust no one? Then a time quake hurls them to a nasty somewhere and some when... June

Publisher: L&L Dreamspell ISBN: 978-1-60318-448-9 Buy Link: Amazon Genre: Science Fiction Romance Warnings: Mild violence Heat Level: G Format: Trade Paperback, or E-Book in Multiple Formats) Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/paulinebjones Goodreads:

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