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Seven sexy novellas for 99 cents – limited time offer #NewRelease

Seven sexy novellas for 99 cents – limited time offer #NewRelease

Seduction cover jpgIt has been a while since I’ve been able to share the joy of a multi-author anthology collection. Back in 2009 I shared my first ever romance release with three other authors in the Secrets (Volume 28) anthology from Red Sage Publishing.

Today, for my tenth book release, I get to share the moment again, only this time there are seven of us who have worked hard to bring together a collection of never-before-published novellas ranging from sensual to erotic.

Seduction – One Fortune at a Time is available from today at the special price of 99 cents for a limited time only. Yes, seven novellas for under a dollar! So, if you enjoy sexy romance stories (M/F) with a bit of happy-ever-after, please head on over to grab your copy today.

Seduction is available at these eBook retailers:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AUS

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Apple iTunes (for iPad, iPhone)

Kobo

Here’s the blurb:

Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There’s a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price!

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can’t believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?

Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortune teller’s love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on “shore leave.”

Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!

Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.

Heart’s Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroni’s quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission – to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.

Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?

Be seduced for only 99 cents with Seduction – One Fortune at a Time!

Be seduced for only 99 cents with Seduction – One Fortune at a Time!

Seduction cover jpgSeven seductive stories by seven acclaimed romance authors – all for only 99 cents? Yes! I’m delighted to announce that my erotic romance novella, Heart’s Destiny, will be out 2nd September in the multi-author anthology collection, Seduction – One Fortune at a Time. This boxed set of seven romance novellas, all centered around a seductive fortune, is available for pre-order at Amazon. Click here to order your eBook copy today.

Here’s the blurb:

Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There’s a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price!

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can’t believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?

Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortuneteller’s love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on “shore leave.”

Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!

Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.

Heart’s Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroni’s quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.

Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission – to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.

Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?

Here’s a short excerpt from my novella, Heart’s Destiny:

When Rasa mentioned a lover that Eve would need to let into her heart, she had never imagined someone as sexy as this. Tall and lean, with a dominant presence no one could ignore. Late thirties, perhaps, with slashing cheekbones above a suggestion of dark stubble rimming the jawline added striking impact to his face. When he shifted those wide shoulders in a shrug of impatience, the movement hinted at both contained power and muscled grace.

He would stand out in a crowd of any size but here, in laid back Winter Valley, the latent energy was almost palpable. It was like being in the presence of a volcano about to erupt. The impression intensified when he reached up in a movement both forceful and controlled to run tanned fingers through short, dark hair touched lightly at the temples with grey.

There was something of the brigand about him, and here in this setting, with a cottage that had been built by an outlaw for the woman he loved, this man seemed to fit. She could easily imagine those same fingers tangling themselves in some woman’s tresses, grasping a handful of hair and pulling—hard—until the woman’s neck was exposed in a long creamy line and her eyes gazed up in a helpless plea for release.

What would it feel like, to be trapped beneath someone like you? To hand over power and control, to be totally at your mercy, thrashing in a parody of escape, only to have every thrusting movement drive you deeper, make you harder. Send you over the edge, taking me with you…

What the heck? Today of all days she needed control, not desire. She had neither the time nor the energy for a lustful encounter, no matter how sexy he was. Rasa’s prophecy mocked her, as it had all the way here in the car in a repetitive and annoying mind loop.

“Open your heart. Let him in.”

Oh Rasa, I only wish I could. Especially with a man who looks like this.

A frisson of something strange—more than desire and yet too elusive to name—rippled down her spine. You must let him in. It is your destiny.

Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne

Want to be seduced, not once but seven times over? Pre-order your copy HERE, for delivery to your digital reading device on the 2nd September!

Out one day early! DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) #sexy #romance

Out one day early! DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE) #sexy #romance

JenniferLynne_DemonOfEnvy1400.jpgDue to Amazon being quick off the mark, I’m delighted to announce the release of DEMON OF ENVY one day earlier than expected! This is my ninth novella and the fifth title in the GODS OF LOVE series. This time it is the wayward son of Aphrodite and brother to the erotes who is searching for a second chance at life and love after a lengthy banishment from the world of mortals.

Each story in the GODS OF LOVE series is designed as a stand-alone, and can be read in any order. Want to try DEMON OF ENVY first? Please, go ahead!

Phthonos, god of envy and jealousy, is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.

Steamy romance (M/F) suitable for Adult readers only.

Buy DEMON OF ENVY (GODS OF LOVE)

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Here’s an excerpt

The need to engulf her with everything raging inside flooded over him with such force he went deathly-still. Get it under control. The darkness was too all-consuming, and she couldn’t withstand him if he lost it. She was so delicate and easy to break, despite that elusive core of inner strength, and he had to remember at all times to hold himself back.

She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

He shucked off his T-shirt and threw it to one side before moving forward to take over for her fumbling fingers. “With pleasure.” Remember. Do it slowly.

He managed to release two more of the tiny buttons before a waft of her perfume teased his nostrils. It was a musky scent that reminded him of hot nights and seductive need, so long-forgotten that its sudden effect on his senses blasted his self-control to pieces. With a groan that rattled his throat on the way out he grabbed the two sides of her blouse and yanked them apart, the remaining three buttons flying off in all directions with a ripping pop, pop, pop.

“Oh!” Her gorgeous mouth formed into a round of surprise. He clutched at her wrists before she could cover her breasts, then released them slowly when he felt her peak of embarrassment begin to subside.

“No! Don’t ever cover yourself when you are with me. I must look at you.” She was solidly proportioned, with more flesh than was the current fashion, judging by what he’d seen in his brief time back here. But he liked it better when there was something substantial to hold onto.

His fingers trembled as he traced around first one large globe then the other. Her skin was so white he could see the blue network of veins peeking through from beneath. Her life force, so close to the surface. So tantalizing.

Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne

GODS OF LOVE series

The Greek gods of desire are skilled at satisfying the erotic needs of mortals who cross their path. But where do the gorgeous erotes turn for sexual healing when loneliness strikes at each eternal yet world-weary heart? This series of stand-alone novellas that can be read in any order, shows that even the gods themselves are not immune from the influence of love.

Giveaway

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Sex on Saturday: May/December romance EDUCATING ETHAN

Sex on Saturday: May/December romance EDUCATING ETHAN

It’s Sex on Saturday time! What’s your pleasure this week? Mine is May/December romance. I bring you a sentence from my sensual older woman/younger man romance EDUCATING ETHAN, published by Breathless Press in 2012.

Educating Ethan CoverThat warm male scent enveloped her, elusive and yet tangible enough to send her heart rate into overdrive.

Book Junkie  ~ “If you love May/December romances this one will knock your socks off.”

Long and Short Reviews ~ “…I just fell madly in love with Ethan and could eat him up with a spoon!”

EDUCATING ETHAN is available at Breathless Press, Amazon or All Romance ebooks.

Colors of the Rainbow #MFRWColors #transsexual romance

Colors of the Rainbow #MFRWColors #transsexual romance

rainbow-bloghop-buttonWelcome to the bright and beautiful “Colors of the Rainbow Blog Hop”, brought to you by Marketing for Romance Writers. My post celebrates what I see as a minority within a minority – the transgender community. Or in other words, the “T” in LGBT romance.

Jennifer Lynne Aphrodite Calling Book CoverWhen I researched APHRODITE CALLING, the second in my GODS OF LOVE series about the Greek gods of love in a modern-day setting, I could count on one hand the number of good quality romance stories I found featuring a trans* character. Since publishing this novella about a transsexual heroine struggling to define her identity, I’ve received a lot of positive feedback which has been particularly moving – here is a sample:

“I have only recently started to delve into GLBT stories. I honestly wish I had found this one first. It is just simply awe-inspiring. The story line, the characters, their development through the novella. Everything was perfect.” ~ The eBook Reviewers

“…Having a child who is transgender is one of the most amazing experiences one can live with and I do it everyday…Ms. Lynne captured this perfectly. I can’t rave enough about how well the characters were portrayed and will be recommending this to as many people as I can.” ~ review at Amazon

“a beautifully written, almost poetic novella…so wonderfully graphic, descriptive and incredibly titillating that the reader is privileged to be able to ride to this experience, stroke by stroke, right along with Gina.” ~ review at Amazon

Honorable Mention in the Rainbow Awards 2012 (Best Bisexual/Transgender Debut Novel/Book category)

In writing a transsexual romance, I was hoping to deliver an emotional, non-stereotypical story, but I also wanted it to have a broader appeal, and to be able to touch that inner Aphrodite inside all of us. Here’s a short excerpt:

Oh, God, it was loneliness she heard in his voice. He was lonely. She knew how that felt. She’d been alone on this journey of self-discovery for most of her life. Even her parents, supportive though they had been during her teenage years, through the hormones and the surgery, didn’t fully get it. They supported her, yes. But they didn’t get it. And outside of her parents, people neither understood nor supported her. They thought she was a freak. The “Amazon ball breaker” as they had called her at school. The boy who wanted to be a girl.

The boy who was a girl, deep down inside. Only she was buried so deep, no one else could see her.

It sucked, feeling lonely. Big time.

She cupped a hand around his jaw and leaned in to press a kiss to his chin. “When you’re with me, Himeros, you’re not alone. Neither of us are. Whether this is a one night only deal, or whether we see each other again, please, remember that.” She looked up into his eyes, not letting him pull away even when he stiffened. “I’m beginning to see you. Really see you.”

Gina wasn’t even sure what she meant by those words, but they felt right. It was almost as if someone were guiding her to say the right thing. And she could sense his essence. It was beautiful; a shimmering vitality that surrounded him, like an aura of golden light.

Was he a god? A real one? In that moment, with his features frozen in surprise and a sudden energy that had come out of nowhere snapping at her pores, she could let herself believe it was true. It was as if the woman inside had finally found her voice, and she was calling out to the man inside this god.

If you like non-traditional heroes and heroines in your romance, then APHRODITE CALLING (GODS OF LOVE 2) definitely offers an unusual romantic pairing. Available as an eBook at:

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OBSESSION by Sharon Buchbinder: the hidden people of Mexico

OBSESSION by Sharon Buchbinder: the hidden people of Mexico

Obsession_S BuchbinderSharon Buchbinder’s latest paranormal romantic suspense, OBSESSION, is out now from The Wild Rose Press. She’s here today to talk about the Sierra Madre and its people – the setting for this fascinating story.

Sharon: When I began researching Chihuahua, Mexico for a setting for my new paranormal romantic suspense, Obsession, my primary intent was to find a location to build my villain’s refuge.  Lucky for me, the rugged terrain of the Sierra Madre, and specifically,  Copper Canyon, were perfect for a hidden compound for a crazed cult leader, Zeke Edmonds,  who kidnaps his grandson whom Zeke believes is the Chosen One. Copper Canyon is remote, rugged, breathtakingly beautiful, and sparsely populated. The cult leader believes he has it all: isolation, control of a thousand loyal-to-the-death followers, paid off politicians and the Chosen One. Life is looking good for his evil plans. We first learn about the hidden people of Mexico when Zeke’s right hand man tells him about how the cult followers have been living off the land.

“We’ve been living off our own plantings for the last six months.” He held his hands a foot apart. “Brother Nathan grew the biggest butternut squash I’ve ever seen.”

“What’s the secret?”

 “Goat manure” Aaron grinned. “We use portable corrals, pasture them where we plan to plant and let them fertilize plots of land.”

Zeke guffawed. “Where’d did you get a notion like that?”

“From the Indians.” Aaron loved to play practical jokes on new recruits. Did he have the balls to try to put one over on his spiritual leader?

“Indians? You pulling my leg?”

“Nope. They’re around, but you won’t see them much. They’re not fond of outsiders, chabochis in their tongue.” He waved his hand toward the panoramic view. “Some live in caves without electricity or running water.”

 “Threat potential?”

Surprise crossed Aaron’s face. “They’re shy. Call themselves the Rarámuri—the runners. I’ve been told they can chase a deer to death.”

Zeke unclenched his fist and smirked. “We ain’t fawns and we ain’t running away.”

Zeke’s lack of insight into the Tarahumaran people leads, in part, to his downfall. Here’s some of the facts he fails to comprehend.

  • Tarahumaran Mother w Baby, Chihuahua MexicoThe Tarahumaran people, also known as the Rarámuri , have lived in Mexico for thousands of years, yet few people outside Mexico know of their existence.
  • Due to politics, deforestation, and grinding poverty, the Tarahumarans have been forced into increasingly harsh, high altitude geographic locales.
  • They are marathon runners, so hardy they can run for days without stopping—at high altitudes.

While Zeke plots to rule the world in End Days, his wife works to use young Tarahumaran women to achieve the cult’s goals. Neither Zeke nor Miriam count on the fact that the Tarahumara are loyal to the death to their families and communities. No spoilers here, but let’s just say, the Tarahumara get their revenge!

Out now from the Wild Rose Press: OBSESSION

A year after a barbaric childbirth, complete with a near-death experience and an encounter with her guardian angel, Angie Edmonds is just happy she and her son, Jake, are alive. She’s finally in a good place: clean, sober, and employed as a defense attorney. But at the end of a long work day, she finds herself in a parent’s worst nightmare: Jake has been kidnapped and taken across the Mexican border by a cult leader who believes the child is the “Chosen One.”

Stymied by the US and Mexican legal systems, Angie is forced to ask the head of a Mexican crime syndicate for help. Much to her chagrin, she must work with Alejandro Torres, a dangerously attractive criminal and the drug lord’s right-hand man. Little does she know Alejandro is an undercover federal agent, equally terrified of blowing his cover—and falling in love with her.

Buy OBSESSION at: Amazon

If you are interested in more information on Copper Canyon, Sierra Madre and the Tarahumara people here are some additional resources:

Anderson, A.E. (1994). Ethnic Tourism in the Sierra Tarahumara: A Comparison of Two Raramuri Ejidos. (Thesis). University of Texas at Austin.

Biggers, J. (2006). In the Sierra Madre. Urbana & Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Font, K. (2008, October 17). Tarahumara. National Geographic.

Gorney, C. (2008, November). A People Apart. National Geographic.

The California Native. (2003). Copper Canyon Companion. Los Angeles, CA: The California Native.

The Tarahumara – A Hidden Tribe of Superathletes Born to Run

Sharon BAbout the Author

After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all–a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to “come on back” to writing fiction. Thanks to the kindness of family, friends, critique partners, Romance Writers of America, and Maryland Romance Writers, she is now an award-winning author published in contemporary, erotic, paranormal and romantic suspense. When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, waiting on a large gray dog, fishing, dining with good friends, or writing.

Find Sharon on the Internet at:

Website/Blog

Amazon

Goodreads

Facebook

Twitter @sbuchbinder

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Review: Lost Melody by Dolores W. Maroney

Review: Lost Melody by Dolores W. Maroney

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s what Melody Ravenswood was counting on when she invented a new life for herself as Mel Harper in the small farming community of Willowbrook, Texas. She could be herself, whoever that was. Having long since lost her identity to being the only child and sole beneficiary of a legendary rock and roller, she was finally going to live the normal life she craved – a job, a house, friends and no paparazzi.

Hank Travis is the last thing Mel needs in her new life. The local boy turned rock and roll star’s sexy, won’t take no for an answer pursuit makes her long for a life she has only dreamed of. Before Mel can have the future she wants with Hank, she must confront her past and find the Melody she lost along the way.

My review:

For me, LOST MELODY was a love story in the true sense of the word – very focused on the central relationship between the hero and heroine. At 94K words in length there really was the space to develop this story in a beautiful way. Ms. Maroney fully explored Hank and Melody’s motivations and frustrations, and the complexity of their growing feelings for one another.

As a reader I was left feeling as if I knew these people and the town of Willowbrook intimately. I lived Melody’s pain that stemmed from her past. I “got” Hank’s need for a sense of normality outside the crazy world of rock music. As an author of novella-length stories myself, LOST MELODY made me want to tackle a longer project!

Can a romance be both sweet and sexy? Yes, in this case it was definitely that – a sweet love story with an underlying simmering sensuality that gave the relationship both depth and credibility.

I highly recommend LOST MELODY if you enjoy grand contemporary romance with just a hint of spice – and of course if you want a fascinating, behind-the-scenes peek at the world of music recording as an added bonus!

My rating: 5 stars

LOST MELODY is available from:

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New-look author website and blog – what do you think?

New-look author website and blog – what do you think?

This post equally could be called “The writer’s non-writing life” or “How to juggle lots of hats”! There are so many aspects to being a published author, and alas, the actual writing is but one of many.

I’m itching to get in there and finish my upcoming release, Aphrodite Calling (Gods of Love #2), but my website and blog have had a few issues lately and I’ve had to put my web-guru techie hat on over the past two days to upgrade everything and make it a bit more user-friendly.

Eleven plus hours and countless swear words later…what do you think of the new look?

I’m hoping it is now easier for readers to comment on blog posts, as well as follow me anywhere and everywhere on the web. I also – finally! – have a proper page to showcase each of my books, plus excerpts galore.

Giveaway time!

To celebrate the blood, sweat and tears – yeah, well, there were actual tears at one point, when the site accidentally disappeared – I’m offering  the choice of one of my backlist titles as a prize, for a randomly drawn commenter on this post. And if you follow me as well as comment, you’ll get two entries in the draw. I’ll announce the winner here on the blog on May 6th.

Here are the prizes on offer:

Platinum Passion CoverEducating Ethan CoverPandoras Gift coverSecrets Volume 28 book cover

Praise for Jennifer Lynne’s writing:

PLATINUM PASSION: Hesperia Loves Books ~ “This book was on fire…just the right amount of love, passion and eroticism to make this a smokin’ hot read and a MUST add to your TBR list.”

EDUCATING ETHAN: Long and Short Romance Reviews ~“I just fell madly in love with Ethan and could eat him up with a spoon!”

PANDORA’S GIFT: Coffee Time Romance ~“…a contemporary romance with the feel of a paranormal. It is magical and mystical, filled with passion and compassion…”

SEDUCING SERENA in SECRETS VOLUME 28: Whipped Cream Reviews ~“Serena and Nick…were a couple I wanted to see more of even after the story was complete.”