Archive | April 2015

The Long Dark Night ~ Cahira O’Donnell

Title: The Long Dark Night
Series: The Seven Sisters Series
Author: Cahira O’Donnell
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2013
Publisher: Dark River Publishing
A woman shrouded in mystery.
One of the prophesized Seven Sisters of the Pleiades, her touch could heal or kill, but once touched, a man was forever obsessed. Talia Martin had lived a life of isolated loneliness by necessity. She was the government’s secret weapon, brought out, dusted off and, once again, put into service to save captured Navy Seals.
A man betrayed by love
Secret Service Special Agent Nickolas Pane didn’t know when he had been more devastated. Even the infidelity of his ex hadn’t shaken him like discovering his kid brother was MIA, captured by the Taliban in Iraq. Then – a mysterious proposal – an opportunity to rescue his brother and the other Seals on the special ops team. He would die to have her and kill to keep her.
She could find his brother, but had to touch Nickolas to do so. Undercover as man and wife, they traveled across the world, insatiable passion flaring between them. While Talia knew this was a mission from which she would not return, her death would free the man she had come to love. Nickolas, determined to bring her back or die trying, desired her more than life itself. He would never release her, or live without her.
“What am I to you, Talia?” he asked, straightening up and
moving closer to her. He crowded her between the big master where her suitcase
lay open and his big masterful body where his heart lay open and bleeding.
“That’s not the point,” she evaded.
“Oh, but it’s exactly the point. Yes, I know your track
record, as you call it, and I also know I was your first lover. Where does that
leave you?”
She dropped her gaze to the suitcase and continued folding
the T-shirt. It was incredibly soft, clearly high quality. She could tell he’d
put a lot of thought into all he’d purchased for her. Fighting tears, she
simply shook her head, not wanting to let him see her heart was breaking.
“Look at me, Talia,” Nickolas demanded.
She shook her head, not looking up. She wouldn’t even meet
his eyes. It broke him. He swept the suitcase from the bed with one powerful
arm. It sailed across the room and crashed against the opposite wall, causing
her to flinch.
“I won’t let you walk away from me, not now, not ever. Do
you hear me?”
“And I won’t spend the rest of my life being your
debilitating addiction. You deserve better than that.”
“You’re not my damned addiction,” he countered.
“Nickolas, think. All the signs are there, you’re jealous,
possessive and controlling. You protect me like a dragon hording its treasure.
Those are signs of addiction.”
“I’ll tell you what you are to me, woman, you’re my god
damned wife, legal and binding,” he shouted, grabbing her by both wrists and
pulling her to him.
“Wife?” She couldn’t have heard him right.
“Wife. We were declared common law.”
“So I could gain custody of you and keep you from spending
the rest of your life vegging away in some damned institution. So I could take
care of you, so I could bring you home where you, by fucking god, belong,” he
“Why would you tie yourself to me like that? Dr. Wilkinson
must have told you I probably wouldn’t ever recover. Did you feel like you owed
me because of Daniel?”
“I can never repay you for what you did for Daniel.”
“We can get this fixed, we can get an annulment,” she
“I tied you to me because that’s exactly where I want you.
There will be no damned annulment!” he roared, lifting and all but throwing her
on the bed. Covering her with his massive frame, he held both her hands over
her head in one powerful fist, wrapped the other in her braid at the back of
her neck to control her, and ravaged her mouth.
She whimpered and squirmed underneath him, driving him
into a frenzy of lust. He would have her. He, by god, would make her his, the
only way he knew how.
Releasing her braid, he ripped her gown from her body,
spilling out her gorgeous breasts. Damn, he’d missed them. The sight of their
perfection stole his breath. Cupping one pink tipped globe, he lowered his
mouth to the other, suckling as if his life depended on it while she continued
to struggle.
“Please,” she begged. If he kept this up, she would never be
able to leave him.


When Talia woke, she found
Nickolas showered and dressed in dark suit pants and a dress shirt. He was
sitting in the chaise lounge, looking at her with flaming hot, ice-blue eyes.
She realized she had never felt so safe or slept so well – hadn’t even woken up
when he left the bed. She’d never imagined she would be able to sleep with
another person present, much less in a man’s arms.
“Did I oversleep?” she asked
“No, ma’am,” he responded, to
which she raised an arched blonde eyebrow.
“Agent Pane, I presume?” she
asked with a small, cool smile.
“For now,” he said, smiling
“Hmm.” She stood from the bed,
naked, and stretched, then turned and sashayed toward her room, her luscious
ass peeking from behind her long, tousled hair. He was on her in a minute.
Grabbing her from behind and lifting her off her feet, he crushed her naked
body against his chest and buried his face in her sleep-warmed neck.
“You’re playing with fire,
woman,” he whispered into her hair, then bit down on the cords in her neck.
“Is it Nickolas now?” she asked
breathlessly as he carried her back to the bed, laid her down on her back, and
then rose over her, pinning her hands above her head.
“I’ll be whoever I have to be
in order to keep that sweet ass of yours safe,” he growled down at her,
searching her face. “Do you understand?” She could feel his erection pressing
into her bare stomach from behind his wool suit pants.
He’d been in every sort of
agony imaginable – waking up with her beautiful naked body wrapped around his.
How the fuck was he going to protect her if he couldn’t keep his hands off of
her? He’d gotten up, taken a cold shower and dressed, before torturing himself
further watching her sleep in his bed.
Nickolas knew he’d never been
so out of control. If he had a brain in his head, he would turn her over to
another agent, but the thought of another man close enough to guard her drove
him into a killing rage. Damn, but he was in a world of hurt here, and her life
lay in the balance.


“I have to secure our quarters,” Nickolas informed her,
taking her by the shoulders and setting her back from him.
“We’re alone,” she assured him.
Alone….Oh god… Swallowing hard, he forced himself away from
her, pulled his Beretta from his shoulder holster and secured every room before
returning. She was still standing in the living room where he had left her.
“Do you feel better now?” Talia asked with a small smile
kicking off her pumps.
Better? Not hardly. How could a woman removing her shoes be so
damn sexy? She walked up to him and started unbuttoning his shirt.
When he clamped his big hand over hers to still her
action, she looked up into his eyes questioningly.
“Are you going to be able to sleep with that ‘not-your-gun’
in your pants?” she asked, glancing down at his tented suit slacks.
“Probably not. No.” Even though he was in a serious hurt, he
had to smile at her comment. His smile rapidly faded, however, when she resumed
unbuttoning his shirt. “Talia, baby,” he implored, wrapping his hand around her
busy little fingers, “I have zero control, I don’t want to run the risk of
hurting you.”
“I’m not as fragile as I look. I promise I won’t break,
Nickolas,” she whispered, looking deeply into his eyes.
“Ah shit, baby,” he groaned, sweeping her up and carrying
her to the bedroom. He could no more stop himself now than he could stop
breathing. He had to have her. She wrapped her arms around his thick neck and
nuzzled against it, as his long, determined strides carried her to the bed. He
had to make it to the bed, damn it, he was not
going to take her on the floor – or against the wall, or…..





Having been brought up overseas and living with local families in many cultures, Cahira O’Donnell has a rich history to draw upon. Throughout her life and her travels she has been a dedicated student of shamanism and an explorer of the esoteric realms. Being psychic herself, Cahira’s real-life experiences with the supernatural infuses her paranormal romance writing with profound accuracy.
Armed with her history, combined with a degree in Psychology and a deep understanding of human nature, Cahira creates stories that are engaging, dynamic, realistic and boldly erotic.
Cahira now lives in the beautiful mountains of Colorado where she enjoys a quiet home, beautiful scenery and immersing herself in the art of storytelling.
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Talia Martin played by Diane Kruger



Exposing the Flesh ~ J.A. Howell

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Exposing the Flesh FrontTitle- Exposing the Flesh

Series- Love & Ink # 3

By- J.A. Howell

Genre- Erotica

Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing

Expected Publication Date- February 12th, 2015


*Warning: Intended for 18+ only. Contains graphic language and sex, as well as depictions of violence and sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.*

Niall Donovan is a talented photographer. When it comes to women, he can have his pick and has. But beneath the flirtatious, joking smiles he’s hiding long buried pain and traumatic memories. Memories that are breaking the surface once more. Memories that he’ll do anything to shut up. When suicide doesn’t work for him, he indulges in pills, drugs, and physical pain. They seem to help some, but they barely take the edge off.

London Black has been put through the wringer. Between a car accident that nearly killed her, months of physical therapy, and finding out the boyfriend she moved to Midtown for has been cheating all along, she’s done being the sweet wholesome girl everyone thinks she is. A one night stand with the sexy photographer she meets at a club is just the thing she needs to boost her ego. It does more than that when the explicit photos of them are the main exhibit at the local art gallery. Embarrassed, angry, and now without a prospective job, she confronts him on opening night. But when he offers her a generous deal with room and board in return for more photos, she accepts. Taking naked photos with him for a large sum of cash doesn’t seem like that horrible of an option, and besides they both intend to keep things completely professional.

When the shutter starts snapping, however, it’s hard for either to deny what’s developing between them. Neither are in a good place and prefer those desires stay hidden in the dark, but the camera doesn’t lie. Baring it all may expose more than their bodies. But exposing their hearts may be more than Niall or London bargained for.




“Christ, Niall! Ye got a big set of bollocks, don’t ye?” Grant laughed as soon as I grumbled a half-hearted “yeah” into the phone

I grunted, sitting up in bed and looking around my bedroom. What time was it?

“The feck are ya talkin’ about, arsehole?”

“I’m talking about the exhibit tonight.”

“What about it?”

He wasn’t making any sense. As far as my work went, the collection of candid shots I’d taken were the tamest I’d done in a while.

“I just went tae get coffee and saw a nice big poster for it in the window of The Pump & Grind. Ye got yer head buried in some brunette’s snatch.”


“Here I’ll send ye a pic.”

I heard the snap of his camera phone and a second later my phone buzzed. Sure enough a picture of me going down on London filled the screen. At least they’d covered her breasts with the title of the exhibit.

“Oh feck! Oh feck, she grabbed the wrong negatives!”

I was out of bed and charging down the hall to my dark room as Grant broke into snorting laughter on the other end. Sure enough, when I tore the other negatives from their clip, they were the candid photos I’d meant for Hayley to grab. Not that I really needed confirmation of this given Grant’s picture.


Grant managed to calm his laughter just a little, still snorting randomly as he asked, “So I take it the lovely brunette doesnae have a clue aboot this, does she?”

“Nope.” I sighed, already pulling on a pair of jeans and sneakers. “Can ya come get me? I need ta talk to the gallery as soon as possible.”

“Um, ye kin they’re no’ openin’ until tonight tae prepare fir the openin’, aye?”

“God. Feckin’. Dammit.” I growled, pressing my forehead against the doorjamb. “They cannot show those pictures! Who the hell even gave them the go-ahead with what we were doing in those?”

“I’m goin’ tae see yir bollocks tonicht, aren’t I?”

“Ya were the one sayin’ they were big.”

“Aye! Noo they’ll be huge all blown up for the exhibit!”  He erupted into another fit of laughter. I sighed.

“It’s not funny, Grant. This chicks goin’ ta skin me alive if she sees these.”

“Aye, probably…but think positive. Maybe she won’t see them?”

“Ya think so?”

“Feck nae! Unless she was just visitin’ she’d be blind not to see these. They’ve plastered ye two all over town.”


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Scratches Down My Back

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Title- Scratches Down My Back

Series- Love & Ink # 2

By- J.A. Howell

Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing

Genre- Erotica



**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.** 

Liam Donovan can’t connect with women. The only woman he thought he had something with was his best friend Shayne, but she chose his younger brother over him. Single, bitter, and with a non-existent sex life, he’s accepted the only good things he’s got going in his life are his tattoo shop and fighting in the cage.

When Lucy Stevens walks into his shop for a tattoo, he dismisses her like so many of the beautiful but vapid girls he’s met over and over. Unfortunately for him, this five foot blonde bombshell is more than capable of going a few rounds, easily putting Liam in his place. He finds her ability to keep him on his toes both intriguing and annoying. But he isn’t just afraid of being able to keep up with her verbal jests. Despite nothing being medically wrong with him, Liam hasn’t been able to “perform” on that front in years… 

But Lucy isn’t one to back down from a challenge. When she gets this man in a compromising position and it seems once again his body won’t cooperate, Lucy takes control of the situation. A little tough love never hurt anybody, and it seems with Liam, that’s just what he needed. 

For someone that’s spent the last decade having to be in charge, Liam finds complete release in handing it over to her. But Lucy is keeping a few secrets from Liam. Secrets that have previously destroyed her life and her past relationships. As she falls for Liam, she knows she needs to tell him. But will he still want to submit to her once he finds out the truth? Or will this be the one fight he walks away from? 




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Marks on my SkinBook Info-

Title- Marks on my Skin

Series- Love & Ink # 1

By- J.A. Howell

Genre- Erotica

Publication Date- March 15th, 2014

Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing



**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.** 

Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that. 

In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles. 

Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else? 

Just another mark on her skin. 




J.A. HowellAbout the Author-

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.








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Tiger Tracks Alaskan Tigers ~ Marissa Dobson ~ Available 4/28!

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Series: Alaskan Tigers Book Nine

Author: Marissa Dobson

Cover Design: Fantasia FrogDesigns

Release Date: April 28, 2015

Styx has a mission. He’s chasing after a woman who’s on the run from a vindictive Alpha. His skills as an assassin will aid him in finding her, and then he can get her somewhere safe.

Mira’s intentions have been exposed: she’s a secret supporter of the Alaskan Tigers. Now she has to run for her life. She never thought wanting a better future for shifters would cost her so much. She has lost her clan and her family, but her decisions have brought her someone she wasn’t expecting—her mate.

Styx believes he’s undeserving of a mate, and is having difficulty coming to terms with his former life as an assassin. No matter how much he’s done for the Alaskan Tigers, he doesn’t believe his mate would be able to overlook his past. Choices. Life is full of them, and those choices are what bring two mates together. It could also be what tears them apart.

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Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Marissa Dobson now resides about an hour from Washington, D.C. She’s a lady who likes to keep busy, and is always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, she believes you are never done learning.

Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave her the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read she has always had her nose in a book. It wasn’t until she was a teenager that she started writing down the stories she came up with.

Marissa is blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He’s her other half and allows her to stay home and pursue her writing. He puts up with all her quirks and listens to her brainstorm in the middle of the night.

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Cover Reveal ~ addicted ~ S. Nelson

Title:  Addicted
Author:  S. Nelson
Series:  Addicted Trilogy, book 1
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 11, 2015
Cover Designer:  CT Cover Creations


Desperate to escape her tragic past, Sara Hawthorne packs up everything she owns and moves across the country to Seattle with her best friend Alexa. With the recent passing of her grandmother, there is nothing holding her back from starting over. She dreams of a normal life, one which isn’t constantly plagued by nightmares. Everything seems to be going her way until a gorgeous stranger walks into her shop, turning her world upside down.
When Alek Devera sets his mind to something, there is no stopping him. Although he’s not the relationship type, everything changes once he comes face to face with Sara.
She intrigues him.
She challenges him.
She threatens the secret he’s been hiding for years.
Will a promise made long ago be the very same thing that destroys their chance for happiness?
S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until a year and a half ago.
When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.

Do Not Disturb ~ A.R. Torre



Title: Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)
Author: A. R. Torre (Alessandra Torre)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Releasing: April 21st





18712934Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

My rules:

1. Don’t leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don’t kill anyone.
The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.



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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.


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Alicia ~ Dahlia Donovan


Author: Dahlia Donovan

Book: Alicia

Series: Blackbird Series #5 (Can be read as a standalone)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Louisa at LM Creations
Editor: Hot Tree Editing 


Born into a Moroccan family both wealthy and well-connected, Alicia has wanted for nothing her entire life. Choosing to abandon her family business for fashion, she has built her own business and lives off the fruits of her own labour. Her traditionalist mother has longed for her to settle down with a good man.
Alicia has never wanted a good man until Josh Withers. Tired of meaningless flings, Alicia has found someone who challenges her in all the right ways. So what if he occasionally turns himself into panther?
No one’s perfect.
Now in a fight for her life as enemies from both her family’s past and her best friend Ivy’s recent nightmares come hunting for her. Alicia can only hope Josh’s military background and shifter strength will keep them safe.
He caught her by the hips to twist her around. “Do you know what happens when you dangle a prize in front of a feline, kitten?”
“Minxie generally rolls around in catnip and runs her head into things.  Will you do the same if I bring out a cat toy?” Alicia teased him with a wicked grin. “Or do you prefer yarn? I’ve a lovely scarf which would work perfectly.”
“Such a naughty, teasing kitten.” Josh resisted the temptation to allow his hands to drift from her hips to grip her arse firmly.  He sensed Alicia wasn’t quite ready for anything other than a little lark to lift the oppressive sadness which lingered under the surface. “Going to play tour guide for me since the others have swanned off to entertain the whinging bint?”
“Sure.” Alicia eased into a pair of heels no one should’ve been able to walk in and smirked over at him. “Done looking at my arse?”
“Not a bloody chance.” Josh trailed behind her, making sure the balcony doors were locked and the cameras working before securing the front door to the suite. “You can never get enough of a beautiful piece of art.”
“Art?” Alicia’s laugh was like a sweet melody which resonated deeply in his soul and his groin.  Her gaze flitted down his front to the bulge in his trousers. “Honestly? How do you men walk around with it swinging out of control?”
“Who says it’s out of control?” Josh guided her down the stairs toward the lobby.

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Dahlia Donovan started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, she morphed her love of investigating accidents and studying people into writing about them. She’s a bit of a hermit and despises being in front of a camera. Her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.
Her first novel Ivy started out as a crazy dream which she turned into an adventurous and suspenseful paranormal romance. It was followed up by Natasha, Masquerade, Twelve Days and now Alicia. A fourth main novel in the series, Lorcan, is due out late 2015

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Cover Reveal ~ Show Me How

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Show Me How – It’s Kind Of Personal # 2
by Anna Brooks
Audience: Adult 18+ – Genre: Contemporary Romance – Format: Ebook and Paperback – Publisher: Anna Brooks – Cover by: Cover to Cover Designs – Editor: Editing 4 Indies – ISBN: 978-1511769945 – Expected Date of Publishing: May 19th 2015

One choice can ruin everything…

When a stop at a shady motel puts Brandon Parker face to face with his best friend, Mary, for the first time in over a decade, he almost didn’t believe it.

He’d never stopped searching for her, but even a career in law enforcement couldn’t help him find a woman who wanted to stay invisible.

When Mary Benson ran away at eighteen, she did it with good reason. A man was in the hospital because of her, and the people she loved were in danger. She had to leave to keep them safe.

Mary’s guilt was her consolation. She’d lived with her decisions and accepted the hand dealt to her. But Brandon was about to shuffle the deck in a way she never expected.

One thing was for sure, he thought she’d be happy to see him… and he’d never been more wrong about anything in his life.

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Anna has always had a passion for writing, and is thrilled to be able to bring her stories to life. Born in Wisconsin, she’s lived in several Midwestern states. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys.
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