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Date: August, 2012 VOLUME 7, ISSUE # 8


FEATURED AUTHOR—CATHERINE GARDIENE BIOGRAPHY Cat Gardiene spends her days behind a desk and her nights in front of a laptop, but struggles to understand why she doesn’t have a better tan or a firmer ass. A lover of theatre, books, music, and alpha males, not necessarily in that order, she is a proud resident of New York City, where all four are available within a ten-block radius of any corner she finds herself…well, perhaps not the alpha males. But she can always score an excellent cappuccino. Her writing career began in elementary school, when she and her friends would write fan-fiction for a series she refuses to disclose, but says rhymes with Blarsky and Dutch. Since then, her male characters have become more handsome and her dialogue more suggestive, but her obsession with cops and Hollywood continues. Mission Statement marks her first published work outside the fan fiction world.

Contact Cat at: Website: Twitter:!/CatGardiene Email: Buy Links: Amazon— B005ZKJ754 B&N— 1

MISSION STATEMENT Loose ID Publishing, LLC Vicki Simpson's life is crumbling around her, so why not escape to Aruba for a little soul searching? Armed with a Mission Statement she hopes will turn her life in a new direction, she never expects to fall for a man like Michael, a man who pushes her buttons as much as he pushes her limits. Michael Collins had everything under control, especially the women he chose to dominate at Club Marquis. But relationships started and ended at the club door, which was precisely how he wanted it. Drawn by Vicki's vulnerability, he can't stay away. Her body responds passionately, but she keeps her heart and mind closed to him. Can she embrace the submissive he senses inside her, or will his need to control her eventually drive them apart?

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Historical Alternative Lifestyle




Young Adult Dead Girl Walking by Elizabeth Lee


Horror Alternative Lifestyle 6


Inspirational Paranormal

Stranded but Not Alone by Cora Blu


Snakes in the Grass by Adera Orfanelli


The Bull Rider’s Brother by Lynn Cahoon


Touch of the Gods: The Wager by D.X. Luc


Max (Brother of the Elements Series) By Cora Blu


The P-Town Queen by Ute Carbone


The Warden’s Lantern by Joselyn Vaughn


Finding Refuge by Lucy Francis


Sarim’s Secret by Juliette Springs


First Date by R. Ann Siracusa


Wolf’s Bone by Adera Orfanelli


It’s Complicated by Angela Britnell


Fire’s Ice, Elemental Magic #5 by Brynna Curry


Paint for Blood by Emily Ryan-Davis


Salvage Pieces of a Werewolf Lost by Elizabeth Kolodziej


Vampire’s Vengeance by Nicole Graysen


Dead Mix by Marilyn Baron


Contemporary Alternative Lifestyles The Keeper by Jane Leopold Quinn


Giving It Up by Amber Lin


Fantasy Dragon Destiny by Helen Henderson


Windmaster Legacy by Helen Henderson


Love Down Under Anthology (Portals of Oz) by: Sheri Fredericks


The Valkyrie and the Marine by jj Keller Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredericks

Paranormal Alternative Lifestyle A Man’s Sword by W. M. Kirkland


Dirty Weekend by Jezebel Jorge



The Highlander’s Witch by Jennifer France



Romantic Suspense

Fantasy Alternative Lifestyles

All for a Dead Man’s Leg by R. Ann Siracusa



The Wanting Heart by Rionna Morgan


Heaven Scent by Sophie Greyson



The Wakening Fire by Erin O’Quinn


Steampunk Romance

Home Fires by Jana Richards


Asher’s Invention by Coleen Kwan

Daughter of Night by Kelley Heckart


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Soulmate Publishing

June Release

By: Elizabeth Lee

Dead Girl Walking

June 1, 2012

Teen scream movie queen Sharlene Gallagher was the biggest thing to happen to Primrose, Texas. Until she died. Now Sharlene's back as a guardian angel. Only her real objective is a bit more intense. Her charge: figure out the identity of her murderer before high school junior Addison Karchusky falls prey to the killer. Enlisting Addison's help without letting her know her life's in danger? No problem...she hopes. High school's never been easy. Now it just might be murder. Oct.

Publisher: Self Amazon ASIN: B0087TUL3M BUY LINK/S: Amazon: Genre: Young Adult Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/search/users/%40marybethleeybnp Goodreads:

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June Release By: Cora Blu

“Stranded but Not Alone” Midnight Moanings Collection

June, 2012

Austria was supposed to clear her head. Give Simone a chance to mourn the loss of her baby. Instead she’s stranded with a Russian Adonis, being chased through the woods, bullets flying past her. Wolves are howling around them and now he wants her to swim through the ice-cold water. Seth came to find his twin, only somebody doesn’t want him to. When he becomes stranded with a beautiful American woman in the mountains, will finding his brother be his only agenda? Or will they both be killed by the thirty year old secret that took his brother away from his parents? Sept.

Publisher: Cora Blu Amazon ASIN: B008NNSSBO Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance Warnings: Graphic Love Scenes Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats and Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/9olivia Goodreads:

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June Release

By: Adera Orfanelli

Snakes in the Grass

June 2, 2012

Nothing gets steamier than the Everglades in summer, except Irina's fantasies about her fellow wildlife officer, Javier. When a summer thunderstorm curtails their hunt for feral pythons, Irina and Javier seek refuge, where Irina discovers there's only one thing Javier has been hunting...her. Sept.

Publisher: Changeling Press CP BIN: 05742-01840 Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Erotica Warnings: Explicit Sex, Big Snakes (Mentioned) Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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June Release

By: Lynn Cahoon

The Bull Rider’s Brother

June 4, 2012

Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things: amazing salmon fishing and the first local rodeo of the summer. For four friends, growing up in Shawnee meant one thing—making plans to get out. Five years later, that wish has been granted for all but one. What happens when they all get together again changes five lives. When James Sullivan visits his hometown’s rodeo weekend and learns that his high school sweetheart had his child six years ago, Lizzie’s world is thrown into turmoil. In The Bull Rider's Brother, James struggles with family and Lizzie questions the risk of love. Oct.

Publisher: Crimson Romance ISBN: B008195C2I Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: PG-13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/LynnCahoon Goodreads:

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June Release

By: Ute Carbone

The P-Town Queen

June 4, 2012

Nikki Silva thinks she’s blown up her life. Divorced, funding for her shark research cut off, she’s moved back to Provincetown to live with her father. Nikki’s written a grant proposal funded by a commission run by her ex-husband Ned, who would rather not give money to his ex-wife. Marco Tornetti wants to turn a Newark spaghetti joint into a trendy bistro. His silent partner, Fat Phil Lagosa, wants to use the place to solicit questionable business deals. When Fat Phil turns on Marco and has him marked for a hit, Marco knows he’s in too deep. Marco escapes the hit man and takes the first bus out of the city. Marco figures that Phil would never look for him in Provincetown’s gay community. But when he meets Nikki, he finds that pretending to be gay isn’t as easy as it would seem. Sept.

Publisher: Champagne Books ISBN: 9781927454169 Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy Warnings: None Heat Level: PG-13 Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/Wildwords2 Goodreads: Linked-In:

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June Release

By: Lucy Francis

Finding Refuge

June 16, 2012

Travis Holt’s life is steadily pulling him under, and he’s fighting it. He’s running his family’s construction company, trying to save his addict brother from self-destruction, and dealing with the constant reminder of his personal failures, including the one that shattered his family. When a woman with a mythical name and a soul-warming smile throws him a lifeline, can he dare let himself take hold? Or will he just end up failing her, too? Andromeda Miller has come to Utah to sort out the mess her life has become. She needs a new start: new home, new job, new friends. When she meets a man whose heart is genuine and whose touch makes her crave him, will she let him into the new life she’s creating? Or will his personal demons hit too close to home and doom her to the same kind of consuming pain that destroyed her father? Oct.

Publisher: Self Amazon ASIN: B008C29UO0 BN ID: 2940014729369 Buy Links: Amazon: Barnes & Noble: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:!/LucysKissyBooks Goodreads:

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By: R. Ann Siracusa

First Date

June 28, 2012

Stripping off your clothes in a restaurant: NOT a good idea on a First Date Tired of celestial politics and wanting some fun, Fate brings together two young people who would have never met. A Your Tour director, Harriet Ruby’s biggest problem is that she has no real problems. Will Talbot is a Europol spy with a dark and troubled past. Wham! Bam! Sparks fly! Fate smiles. "They'll never know what hit them." After teaming up in Morocco for outstanding sex and hilarious adventure, Will and Harriet agree to see if their relationship can develop beyond mutual lust. Now, they're having their first real date. Things are heating up nicely when they learn the "getting to know you" process while on-the-job is fraught with interruptions, frustrations...and the promise of an unforgettable adventure. Oct.

Publisher: Breathless Press ISBN: TBA BUY LINK/S: Genre: Contemporary Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/rannsiracusa Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Angela Britnell

It’s Complicated

July 21, 2012

Charles “Black Ash” Ashton temporarily abandons his jet-setting lifestyle to avoid being blamed for a multi-million pound poker scam and meets quiet, elegant math teacher Emily Worthing, but the odds aren’t in their favor. After a disastrous affair cost Emily her heart and prestigious job, she prizes honesty above all things. Ash makes his living at the poker table, where a little deviousness and the occasional white lie never hurt. Ash must leave behind his irresponsible past, and Emily searches for the strength to forge a new future. Ash puts all his cards on the table one last time to prove to Emily they have an ace in the hand called love. Oct.

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing ISBN: 1-61252-195-9 BUY LINK/S: Publisher: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: Jane Leopold Quinn

The Keeper

May 31, 2012

Sharon Timmons picked herself up from a rough childhood, making a new life for herself. Dumped by her cop boyfriend, his partner rescued her, heart and soul. No one had ever really needed Pete Rayne until Sharon came along. A knockout with insecurities, Pete scooped her up in his arms–literally–and didn’t plan to let her go. He’s determined to prove he’s the one man who’ll love her forever. Sharon finally realizes her intense, honest relationship with Pete is true, and that he is “The Keeper.” Oct.

Publisher: Self Published ASIN: B0087RW3KI Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: Explicit Sex, Light Bondage Heat Level: R+ Format: Kindle E-Book Author Website: Twitter:!/search/realtime/%40jelquinnauthor

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June Release

By: Amber Lin

Giving It Up

June 19, 2012

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests. He tempts her, but kindness and a few mind-blowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way—she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night. But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all. Oct.

Publisher: Loose Id Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: BDSM Heat Level: R+ Extremely Graphic, BDSM Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Twitter:!/authoramberlin Goodreads:

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May Release

By: Helen Henderson

Dragon Destiny

May 7, 2012

Branin is the last dragon shifter born in over 300 years. As a dragshi, he can take the form of his dragon soul twin, Llewlyn and knows the freedom of flight, but not happiness. Both are the last of their kind and have waited millennia for their mates. The firebrand outlaw leader, Lady Broch of Ky'port is more than willing to fulfill that position—with or without Branin's willing cooperation. When a faint thought impinged on Branin's mind, hope for an ending to eons of loneliness soared. Plagued by doubts because no signs of a dragon shifter's birth have been seen, Branin searches the world for the mysterious girl he only knows by the name, Anastasia. All that stands between their happiness is destiny—and Lady Broch. Oct.

Publisher: Burst Books ISBN: 9781927454084 Buy Links: Burst Books: Amazon: OmniLit: DriveThruFiction: Genre: Fantasy, Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats, Kindle, and Nook. Paperback (Release Date TBA) Author Website: Author Blog/s: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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June Release

By: Helen Henderson

Windmaster Legacy

June, 2012

Ellspeth and the dark-haired archmage, Dal, escort his mother on a final journey to her ancestral lands. Their plans change when mercenaries under the control of rogue mage, Bashim, attack. Dal's mother is fatally wounded. Ellspeth is captured and her sole hope for escape is Nobyn, an untrained wizard going through the throes of awakening magic. However, Nobyn is Bashim's apprentice and under the mage's total control. Dal must make an impossible decision whether to rescue Ellspeth, save his mother, or thwart Bashim's plans. As archmage, Dal might be able to survive killing the future of magic, but as a man could he live with the knowledge he caused the death of a loved one? Oct.

Publisher: Burst Books ISBN: 9781927454176 Buy Links: Burst: OmniLit: Amazon: DriveThruFiction: Genre: Fantasy, Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG-13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Sheri Fredericks

Love Down Under Anthology Portals of Oz

July 13, 2012

Abelia, a Boronda Forest Wood Nymph, came to Willow Bay to satisfy her curiosity of human life, and got more than she bargained for. Jack can't wait to leave Pennsylvania and return to his archeological work in Australia, where life is filled with dingos and roos. Human hunters stalk the enthralling Abelia, and Jack comes to her rescue by creating a ruse of helping her choose a bonsai from a street vendor. The hunters back off, but she suddenly vanishes, and he's left confused as he returns to his home in the Outback. Nov.

Publisher: Ruby Lioness Press ISBN: 978-1-938397-18-9 BUY LINK: Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance Warnings: Profanity, Adult Sexual Situations Heat Level: R Format: Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: jj Keller

The Valkyrie and the Marine

July 18, 2012

Conditioned to not fall in love with her fallen warriors, Kiara cannot fight the attraction she has for Special Ops Marine, Harrison Lombard. When a sabotaged mission critically wounds Harrison he seeks revenge. Will his search lead him to his angel of mercy or death? Oct.

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ISBN: 978-1-61217-344-3 Buy Link: Genre: Fantasy Warnings: NA Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Facebook Twitter: Twitter Goodreads: Good reads Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Sheri Fredericks

Remedy Maker

July 23, 2012

Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing. He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder have broken his spirit. Then an order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is a good-natured Wood Nymph who works to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature. Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other? Nov.

Publisher: Ruby Lioness Press ISBN: TBA BUY LINK: Genre: Fantasy, Romance Warnings: Profanity, Adult Sexual Situations, Mild Violence Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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May Release

By: Sophie Greyson

Heaven Scent

May 10, 2012

As a child, Tarin Worthington is deeply affected by her mother’s death. Her mother’s deathbed advice creates a woman in Tarin who is beyond her time. She is a titled woman destined to move women beyond the constraints of 1848 American society by opening the first female medical college. But she has an uphill battle ahead of her and cannot afford to be distracted from her goals. Rafe Sutherland is the rebel son of a local shipper, returned home after ten years away. Rafe’s time spent serving in the Texas Rangers makes him unlike any other man in Boston. His outlook on life is different—so are the circumstances behind his father’s death. But, he has scars of his own and cannot allow himself to fall for Tarin. Unbeknownst to them all, the couple has an ally in Tarin’s mother, who has a few, heavenly goals of her own. Oct.

Publisher: Sophie Greyson Amazon ASIN: B0080RNJLC BUY LINKS: Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords Genre: Historical Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: Erin O’Quinn

The Wakening Fire

May 12, 2012

Although married life for young Liam and Caitlín O'Neill is just as sensuous as their stormy courtship, they each still need to learn a whole new language—how to show each other their deepest, most secret passions. Liam finds ingenious ways to teach his still-naive wife about his urgent needs, and she surprises him with her own instruction. In the midst of their quest of each other, they find themselves on a more deadly search—for the dark secrets of their old enemy Owen Sweeney, confined to an invalid's cart and seemingly just as dangerous as ever. Their search for the truth of the brooding half man leads them back to the history of Ireland's most famous high king, to the deadly vengeance of a jealous woman, and finally to the hills of sacred Tara, where a high king and St. Patrick himself compete for men's hearts and souls Sept.

Publisher: Bookstrand ISBN: 978-1-61926-446-5 Buy Link: Genre: Historical Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Blog/s: Facebook: and also

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July Release

By: Jana Richards

Home Fires

July 4, 2012

Anne Wakefield travels halfway around the world for love. But when she arrives in Canada from England at the end of World War Two, she discovers the handsome Canadian pilot she’d fallen in love with has married someone else. Heartbroken, she prepares to return to London, though she has nothing left there to return to. Her former fiancé’s mother makes a suggestion: marriage to her other son. Badly wounded and scarred during the war, Erik Gustafson thinks he’s a poor substitute for his brother. Although he loves Anne almost from the first time he sees her, he cannot believe she would ever be able to love him as he is – especially as he might be after another operation on his bad leg. Anne sees the beauty of his heart. The cold prairie winter may test her courage, but can she prove to Erik that her love for him is real? Nov.

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ISBN: 978-1-61217-240-8 Amazon ASIN: B008MBM7CS BUY LINK/S: The Wild Rose Press All Romance E-Books Genre: Historical romance Length: 98 Pages Warnings: N/A Heat Level: R Format: E-book in Multiple formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook:

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July Release

By: Kelley Heckart

Daughter of Night

July 24, 2012

Their destiny began in ancient Anatolia. Becuille is a Daughter of Night and a servant to the Great Goddess, created to wield Her vengeance. Callileon is a prince of the Hatti, who may be the one she was sent to punish. When love finds them, they are cursed by the gods and surrounded by tragedy, which even the Fates are powerless to change. Nov.

Publisher: Mundania Press Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60659-347-9 E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60659-346-2 BUY LINK/S: Mundania Press Length: 255 Pages Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats and Trade Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: D. X. Luc

Touch of the Gods: The Wager

May 6, 2012

When love and war make a little wager, what could possibly go wrong? I am Hephaestus, God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. If my divorce from the Goddess of Love isn't bad enough, I’m still being rejected by other women. To make matters worse, my brother, Ares convinced Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical when I lose myself in the sensual aroma and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything—my perfection. Sadly, I sent our lives into a downward spiral of hell. To save her, I must get beyond my demons of the past. And to save me, she has to decide if I'm worth giving up everything. Sept.

Publisher: Sinful Restraints Publishing ISBN: None ASIN: B0080S7PS4 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Warnings: Explicit Sex, Forced Submission. Heat Level: R+ Format: Kindle Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/dxluc

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May Release

By: Cora Blu


Brother of the Elements Series

May 9, 2012

Everyone suspected Max was different, but when he reveals his animal to the clan not everyone likes his kind. One woman wants his friendship no matter how others feel about him. When he tries to protect her from the negative backlash of being associated with him will it threaten to burn the bridge that’s been heating between them for over a year? Or has someone else been sabotaging their relationship for fear of change? Sept.

Publisher: Cora Blu Amazon ASIN: B0081V9J6Q Buy Link: Genre: Parafantasy Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/9olivia Goodreads:

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May Release By: Joselyn Vaughn

The Warden’s Lantern

May 10, 2012

Dark, creaking trees. Cracking thunder. A ghostly orb. Barbara Milanowski couldn’t have picked a worse night for her amateur paranormal investigation, but she couldn’t let her longtime crush Elmer Derecho’s skepticism go unchallenged. When Elmer runs her off the road with his motorcycle and scolds her for being out in the inclement weather, her happily ever after drops with the barometric pressure and the loss of her keys and glasses. While spending time alone with Elmer was one of her fantasies, the dream date didn’t entail diving into the mud and untangling herself from a raspberry bush. While sheltering in a dilapidated guard house, Barbara and Elmer are drawn out of the protection by the Warden’s Lantern, the ghostly light Barbara has been trying to document. Elmer dismisses it as a trick of the electrical storm, but together they attempt to find the true source of the light. Will their shared talents solve the mystery and start a lasting relationship? Sept. Publisher: Astraea Press ISBN: 978‑1‑62135‑031‑6 Buy Links: Astraea Press: Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1336697790&sr=8-1 Barnes and Noble: ean=2940014408172 Genre: Paranormal Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/search/%40joselynvaughn Goodreads: Page 27

May Release By: Juliette Springs

Sarim’s Scent

May 16, 2012

Fueled with thoughts of anger and revenge, Victoria embarks on a mission to find her father, certain he has the answers to questions she's had her entire life. Questions about why she prefers the night, gravitates toward the paranormal, and bears a strange tattoo on her neck—one she never put there. Her journey leads her into the arms of her childhood friend, Ivan, the only man she lets close to her heart. He understands her and has always been her confidant. But would he remain loyal if she revealed all of her secrets and the real reason she's searching for her father? Weary of living a lie and unable to walk away from family obligations, Ivan is forced to deceive the only woman he has ever cared about, one who he now realizes is his mate. Ivan knows he's doing the unforgivable, and it's just a matter of time before Victoria finds out the truth, but he can't resist the chemistry between them or deny the sensuous passion he experiences with her. When Victoria's search becomes life threatening, Ivan must find the strength he needs to tell her the truth, or risk losing her altogether. Sept. Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing ISBN: 13: 978-1-61935-084-7 ISBN: 10: 1-61935-084-X Buy Links: Soulmate Publishing: & Amazon: s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337625041&sr=1-1 Genre: Paranormal Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Twitter:!/JulietteSprings

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May Release

By: Adera Orfanelli

Wolf’s Bone

May 17, 2012

Even in the Wild West, there’s nothing much wilder than a werewolf. Except a dino shifter. For Ryx, hunting dinosaur bones is more than a scientific curiosity; it's a way for him to connect with his people's ancestors. But he isn't the only member of the team with secrets. He knows Eli isn't really a boy, and she doesn't smell quite human. What he doesn't know is that Eliza is a werewolf, and her past is about to catch up with them. Sept.

Publisher: Changeling Press CP BIN: 05700-01826 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance Warnings: Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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June Release

By: Brynna Curry

Fire’s Ice Elemental Magic #5

June 18, 2012

Ultimate power, or endless love? Born the son of a Scottish laird a thousand years ago, but now trapped by his cousin's spell, Devin McLoch has seen countless battles and death. The erstwhile thief has turned away from darker pursuits to lead a life of peace, protecting those he loves and considers part of his clan. However, there is one woman he can never forget, who must be given a chance to change, to accept her heart and his. Arianne Farrell is just as dangerous and intoxicating as her power. Imprisoned in an ancient stone dance more than a thousand years ago, her only chance at freedom from the spell is through love--a love she denied. When Devin asks for her aid to save another from imminent death, she realizes there is more at stake than just her freedom or her heart. Sept .

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc. ISBN: 9781616503956 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Romance Warnings: Erotic Romance Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: same as website Facebook: Twitter:!/brynnacurry Goodreads:

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July Release

By: Emily Ryan-Davis

Paint for Blood

July 10, 2012

There’s only one substance on earth that can create a new vampire--the blood of a Chalice, a rare individual with magic in her veins. Atlanta’s human-vampire Civility Laws demand that if a Chalice is found, she must be destroyed. Vampire Teijon Reyes allowed the mortal girl Dessa Collier to live despite the threat she posed to society. If he ever finds her again, he will kill her, personal desires be damned. Heiress to a family tradition of ward-working, house painter Dessa Collier has spent the past twelve years pretending vampires don't exist. When a friend-enemy walks back into Dessa’s life after a decade-long absence, everything Dessa has been hiding from comes crashing down on top of her. Thrown together on a mission to protect a city under seige, Dessa and Teijon can no longer hide from the powerful attraction that binds them...or the monsters out to destroy them. Nov.

Publisher: Emily Ryan-Davis Amazon ASIN: B008J7MR4I BUY LINKS: Publisher: Amazon: BN: Genre: Paranormal, Alt Life Warnings: Includes Mild, Unconsummated GLBT Content Heat Level: R=Graphic Sex Format: E-book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:

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July Release By: Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

Salvaged Pieces of a Werewolf Lost

July 11, 2012

Zou Tai learns his birth caused his blood to be connected to the evil King Lycaon, the original werewolf. Wanting to find answers about his birth and decides to go to Japan to seek an elder monk. However, the worst of it all happens right before he leaves for Japan. One of the Thirteen Werewolf Warriors is killed by vampires. Knowing the warriors are the strongest of any other, Zou Tai grows suspicious over the death of his friend. Especially after he finds out Tadashi was in love with a human, breaking a law punishable by death. Finding the human, more questions are raised when she points the finger at the magistrate, Deshi. With more questions than answers Zou Tai is pitted between his friends and the laws that bind him. But why would the magistrate have wanted to kill Tadashi? And how were the crazy Japanese vampires involved? Nov.

Publisher: Third Broom on the Left Press ISBN: 9780983449461 Buy Link: ie=UTF8&qid=1342286965&sr=8-1&keywords=Salvaged+pieces+of+a+werewolf+lost Genre: PNR, Fantasy, Paranormal Heat Level: PG13 Format: E-Book Author Website: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: FB Group Page:

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July Release

By: Nicole Graysen

Vampire’s Vengeance

July 13, 2012

Seraphina never believed the tales her grandmother told of otherworldly creatures. She has a great job, lives in sunny Key West, and best of all, she found The One. Life couldn't get any better. Damian lives a half-life as a vampire trapped within a painting. When a drop of Seraphina's blood releases him, he seeks her out to obtain the child necessary to break his clan's curse. Corrupting her and stealing her soulmate's life are pleasurable entertainments in the pursuit of his clan's freedom. Nov.

Publisher: Moonlight Mountain Books ISBN: 978-0-9853781-1-0 Amazon ASIN: B008KP6CBS Buy Links: Publisher: Amazon: Genre: Erotic Paranormal Horror Warnings: Explicit Sex, Dubious Consent Heat Level: R+ Extremely Graphic Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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August Release

By: Marilyn Baron

Dead Mix

August 1, 2012

The devil went down to Georgia. Roswell, Georgia, and more specifically, The Lion’s Den music store. Enter at your own risk. The proprietor there specializes in mixing music to die for...on CDs that are guaranteed to knock you dead by the final note. As the citizens of Roswell go missing, one man, Daniel Craig, ventures into town on the hunt for lost souls, a search that will change his life, forever. Nov.

Publisher: TWB PRESS ISBN: 978-1-936991-46-4 BUY LINKS: TWB Press Genre: Paranormal Length: 43 Pages Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads:

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June Release

By: W.M. Kirkland

A Man’s Sword

June, 2012

When Gabriel Woodweiss brought home an ancient sword to display as his latest antique treasure, he didn’t imagine that its original owner would show up in his basement to claim his property. One moment Marius was praying to his god to save him from servitude in the gladiator ring; the next he’s in a room where the only familiar object is his sword. The fact that a handsome man claims ownership of Marius’s beloved weapon—and knowledge of the strange and wonderful world in which he now finds himself—is proof to Marius’ mind that sometimes the gods do answer the faithful. Now Marius just has to convince Gabriel that keeping the sword is fair and just—as long as he keeps the man who comes with it. Sept.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press ISBN: TBA Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal, Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: Explicit Sex, M/M Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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July Release

By: Jezebel Jorge

Dirty Weekend

July 16, 2012

Take a trip back in time to when a young Courtney first seduces pro wrestler Billy Dalton. Along the way she also gets tag teamed by a couple of hot young studs - Chase Storm and Miguel Alvarez. Nov.

Publisher: Witch Lit Chick Amazon ASIN: B008M2HWIG Buy Links: Genre: Paranormal Alt Life Length: 84 Pages Warnings: Multiple partners, Explicit Sex, Menage, MM Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book, Coming Soon To Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads:

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August Release

By: Jennifer France

The Highlander’s Witch

Late August, 2012

For years, twenty-three-year-old Skye Bennett has been waiting for someone to sweep her off her feet and bring about her deepest fantasies. But there’s just one problem—she comes from a family of witches and her sister interferes in every intimate relationship she has. Her aunt’s attempt at magical matchmaking lands Skye in fourteenth century Scotland where she is saved from a brutal cougar attack by a Scottish Laird. Aiden returns home from a skirmish to save her life, despite the fact that he thinks she's a lad sent to spy on him. When he realizes she's a female, his concern grows, as does his lust. This woman could be Aiden’s downfall but she calls to him in a way he cannot deny. Has she been sent to destroy all he has fought for, or is she his salvation? Nov.

Publisher: iUniverse ISBN Soft Cover: 9781475934250 E-Book: 9781475934267 Buy Links: Genre: Paranormal Alt life Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: Paperback & E-Book Author Website: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:

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June Release

By: R. Ann Siracusa

All for a Dead Man’s Leg

June 1, 2012

Tour director Harriet Ruby is a young, well balanced, smart, and hardworking overachiever. So far her life has been good but predictable and ordinary. Her biggest problem is that she doesn’t have any real problems and is much too trusting. Directing her first solo tour, she and her group get lost in the souk, the old walled marketplace, in Tangier. There, one of her tourists becomes ill and needs a doctor. Harriet can't find her way out. When a handsome and mysterious stranger, Will Talbot, pronounces the tourist dead and offers to help her smuggle the body out of Morocco, Harriet's oncepredictable life turns upside down and will never be the same. Their fast-paced romantic romp through exotic foreign lands takes them in hot pursuit of murderers, smugglers, international terrorists, a dead man’s secret, and a healing, once-in-a-lifetime love. Sept.

Publisher: Breathless Press ISBN: 978-1-77101-792-3 Buy Link: Genre: Romantic Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/AnnSiracusa!/rannsiracusa Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Rionna Morgan

The Wanting Heart

July 9, 2012

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true. She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer. She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life. She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife. Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy—from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head, saying he was sorry. He thought all would be forgiven. What he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love—it will cost Kate her life. Oct.

Publisher: Crimson Romance ISBN: 978-1-4405-5148-2 Amazon ASIN: B008BIAFF8 Buy Links: Publisher: Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1340768521&sr=8-1&keywords=rionna+morgan Genre: Romantic Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book & Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/RionnaMorgan Goodreads: Linked-In: Page 39

June Release

By: Coleen Kwan

Asher’s Invention

June 25, 2012

Five years ago, Asher Quigley broke his engagement to Minerva Lambkin, believing she was an accomplice in a scheme to steal his prototype for a wondrous device. Minerva swore she was innocent, though the thief—and Asher’s mentor—was her own father. Now, sheer desperation has driven Minerva to Asher’s door. Her father has been kidnapped by investors furious that he’s never been able to make the machine work. Only Asher, now a rich and famous inventor in his own right, can replicate the device. He’s also become a hard, distant stranger far different from the young idealist she once loved. Despite their troubled past, Asher agrees to help Minerva. He still harbors his suspicions about her, but their reunion stirs emotions and desires they both thought were buried forever. Can they rebuild their fragile relationship in time to save her father and their future together? Oct.

Publisher: Carina Press ISBN: 978-14268-9398-8 Buy Links: Carina Press Amazon Amazon UK Barnes & Noble iTunes Genre: Steampunk Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/ColeenKwan Goodreads:

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