Give me some shifter love, Rosanna Leo!

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I have a special guest today for Sinful Saturday.  Please welcome Rosanna Leo!  This post was awesome timing as lately I have been getting way too engrossed in shifter romances!  If you love erotic romance with a fantasy twist but have never tried a shifter love story, you are definitely losing out.  Shifter men are just too hot…too sexy…and way too titillating for my senses.   I often have to fan myself while I’m reading!  Put ‘Rosanna Leo’ in your e-book search box and get started today. 

Please welcome Rosanna Leo as she discusses her latest release:

Thank you so much to the lovely Kate for hosting me today. I’m thrilled to be here.

I’m here as part of my blog tour to help promote my latest paranormal romance Predator’s Serenade, Gemini Island Shifters Book 2. Which brings me to the topic of the day: shifter crack!

Seriously, people…please explain this to me. Shifter fans are rabid. And I’m certainly one of them so I really shouldn’t be surprised. However, since launching this shifter series, I have been privileged to receive comments from readers who’ve never picked up a book of mine before. And I can only come to the conclusion that shifter fans are insatiable…almost as insatiable as the shifters themselves.

One mentions a shape shifter, and immediately there appears a glassy cast in a fan’s eyes. You can just tell she is already dreaming of said shifter, imagining sexy scenarios of all sorts.

Is it the variety? After all, shifters come in all shapes and sizes and species: wolves, bears (my personal faves), eagles, dragons. The list goes on and on.

Is it their powers? Many of them are super strong. Many have incredible appetites, sexual and otherwise. Many take on the aspect of their animal character, making them appear almost wild at times.

Is it the fact that so many of these characters are such Alphas? Macho seems programmed into their very DNA.

Please comment today and let us know why shifters do it for you. Hopefully you’ll add Predator’s Serenade to your TBR list today, and experience my shifters. They are, ahem, hungry for fresh blood.

Okay everyone…I LOVE Rosanna’s challenge.  Please comment and let her know how shifters do it for you.  Let’s all share what gets us all hot and bothered!  In the meantime, here is the blurb on Predator’s Serenade.

 

There are three things that make bear shifter Soren Snow’s skin crawl: mothers, their children, and the great outdoors. Soren is a famed musician and playboy, and he would rather spend his days pressing the flesh with the women in his fan club than developing meaningful relationships. When his brother calls in a favor, forcing Soren to revisit the Ursa Fishing Lodge in Northern Ontario, he couldn’t be more displeased. However, he owes his brother big time.

Gioia Clementine would rather not meet Soren, her drummer son’s rock idol. But when tragedy strikes her home, it seems the only one the boy might respond to is Soren. Gioia begrudgingly agrees to let her son meet him, hoping the rock star won’t turn her tween into a musical misogynist.

When Gioia and Soren meet, the sexual chemistry threatens to set the Ontario woodland ablaze. Can these two opposites find a common ground? And can they manage to resolve their unwanted feelings, even when a mysterious stranger arrives at the lodge, threatening everything?

 

 

 

Tina, Blogger Extraordinaire!

One of my goals for my Sinful Saturday posts was to host my fellow erotic romance author friends.  My other goal was to host blogger/book reviewers that I have met during this remarkable journey of writing.  I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for other authors who have reached out and given me guidance.  What shocked me though was the incredible support and enthusiasm of bloggers and book reviewers.   I had been given advice that when you decide to publish, you have to be able to take criticism.  I was told that reviewers can be brutal.  I sent off my book and steeled myself waiting for the onslaught.  Instead I found women that have cheered me on and inspired me to keep going.  There are a few ladies that have rocked my world.  I want to make it a priority to draw attention to their blogs.

I have to start with Tina from Riverina romantics blog.  There isn’t enough room on this blog for me to say how much I admire Tina.  So, I’ll say it in as few words as I can.  I have a huge lady crush on Tina!  Literally, I love her.  Read on to hear more about this special lady….

Introducing……Tina!

Hey there!  My name is Tina and I am addicted to reading (wait this isn’t that kind of meeting, is it?).  I have 2 great kids that keep me way too busy and a husband that I absolutely adore (most days.  Some days I plot new and interesting ways to strangle him in his sleep..lol).  In my real life, I am a medical receptionist in oncology.  I am fortunate to work with the best bunch of girls and can’t imagine ever working without them.  In a field filled with so much sadness we laugh and laugh a lot!

Why did you decide to become a blogger/reviewer?

I’ve always been a big reader.  It’s my escape.  When you deal with the tough situations everyday like I do you need to escape into a happily ever after world and you wonderful writers allow me to do this (Thank you).  I read so much that it was beginning to get tough remembering what characters and plots belonged to what books, so I decided to start reviewing every book I read and then it all snowballed from there.  I hooked up with the wonderful women of Riverina Romantics and, as they say, the rest is history.

What is your favorite part of blogging?

Meeting all the wonderful and crazy people that love books as much as I do is definitely my favorite part.  Honestly, when asked if I wanted to contribute to the Riverina Romantics blog I thought “great free books”.  It never once occurred to me that I would make so many new friends.  I now have a couple of authors who I am lucky enough to call my friend, as well as other reviewers and book lovers like myself.  Who would’ve thought that authors are actually normal people who would want to be my friend?  Luckiest girl in the world, I know!

What do you dislike the most about blogging?

Not being able to read and review every request that comes in.  I hate when a book looks so good, but I just know that I will never be able to get to it in time to do right by the writer.

What is the name of your blog and why did you choose that particular name?

Riverina Romantics.  Actually, this blog was started by a couple of other wonderful women who were nice enough to invite me into their wild and crazy group.

Who are your favorite authors?

This is such a hard question because I have so many.  For sure, Eden Summers, Kate Baum and Bianca Sarble (these women are as sweet as they are wonderful, amazing authors).  Kristen Ashley and Lorelei James couldn’t write a bad story if they tried and Jeaniene Frost writes scorching hot vampires like no one else can.  There are so many others!

What are your favorite genres to read?

Contemporary Romance, but I’ll read anything.  Lately, I’ve been all about the cowboys and bikers.  But, really any hot, alpha male that is well written does it for me.  I do love sarcastic wit in a book.  It really makes the story that much better.  Of course, sarcasm is my first language, so that may have something to do with it.

Anything else you want us to know about your blog?

Visit our blog and join our world.  We have interviews, tons of giveaways, book spotlights and the best reviews written by some of the funniest, wittiest women I’ve ever met.  I love to read the different writing styles of Eden, Delilah, Alyssa, Christine, Kaylyn and Megan.  And of course, you’ll find my reviews there, as well.

For readers to find you, please provide the exact URL to your blog:

http://riverinaromantics.blogspot.com

You can also find us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/RiverinaRomantics?ref=hl

Thank you so much for having me Kate!  I am a huge fan, as you know and can’t wait to read more of your Girl Series.  Love you!

Jamallah Bergman!

 

Please welcome author, Jamallah Bergman, who is going to tell us about her “Wrong number!” series.  She just released book two which I can’t wait to read!

 

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Please tell us about your current release:

*My latest book is “Constant Surprises” which is the second book of the Wrong Number Series. This story is where “Sorry…Wrong Number” leaves off. Roy Fulton (who was in the 1st book) is heading home back to Herrington Kansas to stay as well as attend his class reunion.

This is where he meets up with his high school love Amie Brown, who was the only person of color living in the town while they were growing up. When they were young, they loved and cared for each other but of course being in Herrington, they couldn’t take it any further than a friendship for fear of being ostracized by the town.

Here’s the blurb:

 

Herington, Kansas has always been home for Roy Fulton since childhood and now he finally returns to stay as well as to attend his high school class reunion.

All Roy has ever wanted was to start a farm and a family with the one woman he loved. But there is only one problem with this dream…… the woman he has wanted all his life hasn’t been in it for years.

Herington was a place in Amie Brown’s past that she often wished to forget. Now a successful restaurateur in Atlanta, Amie heads home to a place where she was once scrutinized as well as subjected to ridicule by the townspeople.

All except for the one person who never judged her while growing up, the man who took her heart…..Roy Fulton. When Amie and Roy meet at long last, the sparks between the two are as hot as ever.

However, Amie soon lets Roy know that over the years, things have changed, things that she doesn’t know if he will accept or not.

Read on as Amie and Roy come to terms with the past as they make way for their future together.

 

 

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

*Well when I decided to write this, I really had a lot of people asking me about whether or not Roy was going to have his own story because they loved him so much in the first. Plus of course Roy kept bugging me to tell everybody about what happened when he got back home to Herrington.

Plus the story of Amie and Roy is so hot I couldn’t pass it by to not be able to write it.

 

Can you tell us about the journey that led you to write your book?

*When I started to write this, I wanted it to be a bit different than what I’ve normally written in the past. This was pretty intense as far as the sexual scenes and as well as the emotional scenes between Amie and Roy, especially Amie for she has been through so much.

You see Amie lived in a predominately white community and was the only person of color (her parents were Japanese and Black) and being a child brought up in a community that wasn’t all that neighborly towards people of other races, it was hard for her. I couldn’t imagine all that she had to deal with and it was heartbreaking for her. I’m just glad how it turned out in the end.

 

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

*There were parts of this book that when I first wrote it, I had to end up taking out because of the subject matter and in a way, I really hated taking it out. But once I had talked with my editor about it, I was able to come to a compromise with it. Plus the emotional ties between Amie and Roy were intense as well as sweet.

What would you say in your most interesting writing quirk?

*Hmmm…I can’t say I have any quirks

Do you have plans for any subsequent books?

*Well I have too many books that will be coming up, I am forever writing for ideas are always roaming in  my head daily.

Please tell us your latest news

*Right now I am working on another series, a 4 part series about brothers who live in a small town in Pennsylvania. The 1st one is called “Renzo” and then there will be three more, the 2nd book I am editing on as we speak before I turn it back into my publisher. I really love this series because each story I know will be either sexy or sweet or funny, which is something I enjoy writing about daily.

Do you have any specific that you want to say to your readers?

*Write in what you believe in, if you have a story that is dying to come out, by all means go for it and sit down and start to write it all out. Don’t let other people tell you that you can’t do something. Also for readers, please when you read our stories, leave a comment or review about how you felt about the book that you’ve read. We as authors really want to hear back from our fans and readers and want to know whether or not you enjoyed what you’ve read. It doesn’t take long to write up a review and it means the world to us when we get them.

 

Buy links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Constant-Surprises-Wrong-Numbers-ebook/dp/B00DQAT65Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376713077&sr=1-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/constant-surprises-jamallah-bergman/1115887821?ean=2940016744377

ARE: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-constantsurprises-1225882-149.html

SCP: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&products_id=638&zenid=f2b97668aa23a1a5ee578f146d5d0149

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/constant-surprises

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/333376

 

Weblinks

Webpage: http://jamallahbergmansstoriesoflove.weebly.com/index.html

Twitter: @silentbutloud1

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/jamallahbergmanauthor

Romance Novel Center Profile: http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/jamallahbergman

Welcome to Tammy Dennings Maggy, Erotic Romance Author

 

I am honored to welcome a facebook friend who is also part of an incredible author group I’m in, Tammy Dennings Maggy.  Tammy has a new release out.  I can’t wait to share all the exciting news with you all!   Kate

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Please tell us about your current release.

I’m in the editing phases of the third book in my Now and Forever series right now so I’d like feature the second book today to get folks ready for the next one to come out. The Island (Now and Forever 3) actually takes place at the same time as the third book, but is from different characters’ points of view.  Here’s the blurb

After losing her brother in a fatal motorcycle accident, Quinn Quartermarsh’s life spins out of control. Shutting herself off from friends and family in Michigan, she buries herself in her work, wishing for the pain to end. In her dreams she’s finally able to find the peace her heart craves on The Island. Driven to recklessness over a heartbreaking betrayal, Jacob Hartley races his motorcycle on a rain-slick California freeway. Near death in the hospital, he’s given a choice. Stay on The Island or go back for a second chance at love. Destined to be together, but repeatedly torn apart, these two lost and melancholy people draw the attention of the Goddess Fate. As Quinn’s and Jacob’s lives hang in limbo, the soul mates are given a very special gift from the Gods, and the chance to finally have their love of a lifetime.

 

 

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

The entire series came to be because of what was going on in my own life four years ago. I was stuck in a marriage without passion, to a person who’d rather play video games then spend time with me. Having to be the parent as well as spouse to another adult got very trying at times to say the least.  To escape my real life, I turned within and pulled bits and pieces of my own life and turned them into fantasy…a what if scenario if you will.

 

I’m a veterinarian in real life and actually travel to Vegas for the big veterinary conference I talk about in the books. I’ve stayed in the casinos and experienced the night life my characters experienced. As for whether or not I have a Vegas tycoon in my past…I’ll keep that secret just a bit longer. LOL!

 

 

Can you tell us about the journey that led you to write your book?

Letting the characters find themselves and each other through all the pain they had to go through was my way of getting through my own emotional upheaval and life journey. The pain they all go through, I’ve felt first hand. The good, bad, an ugly from my own life and some of my loved ones is out there for all to see.

I’ve gone through weight issues, heartbreaking infertility, loss of a parent, divorce, giving up my career to start again in another state and ultimately finding my own Knight in Shining Armor and happily ever after.

 

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Finishing it and letting go. I submitted the first two to a publisher so there was the fear they wouldn’t like what I’d written. Now that I’ve moved on to publishing on my own, the hard part will still be finishing it and sending it off to one of my editors.

What would you say in your most interesting writing quirk?

I don’t work on one project at a time. I have multiple paper notebooks I carry with me at all times so I can work on whatever scene pops in my head. That can range from erotica to sweet romance to my poetry. I write under three different pen names and the characters are all fighting to be heard.

Do you have plans for any subsequent books?

Yes. The Now and Forever series will be at least 8 books, maybe 9. I may include one or two more to bring it to a total of 10, but that’s still up in the air. There are a couple of secondary characters who keep popping up in my mind wishing to have their stories told. We’ll see.

 

Please tell us your latest news

The latest news is that I’m moving forward with my own publishing house Sassy Vixen Publishing. Up until recently, it’s been in the works and plans were to launch it with another series. With the new venue that opened up with the Now and Forever series, I get to live my dream even sooner than expected.  Look for The Surrender of Julia (Now and Forever 3) to be released in the next couple months.

 

Do you have any specific that you want to say to your readers?

I’m excited about this new venture and the fact that I can take these characters down the paths they want to go. This includes characters that have darker personalities, more LGBT relationships and maybe even a ménage or two. The Now and Forever family and friends have a lot of stories to tell and I hope the readers enjoy them as much as I do.

Bio

Tammy Dennings Maggy is a multi-published poet and erotic romance author with Siren and Sassy Vixen Publishing. Her writing explores many facets of romance from ultimate betrayal to finding your soul mate. Her poetry serves as a companion to her novels and has inspired entire series all on their own. Tammy and her alter egos Lia Michaels and Stephanie Ryan make up the core authors at Sassy Vixen Publishing and together they’ve created the shared world series Temptations Resort. Look for the first books in that series to come out later this year.

Now happily married to her own Muse and soul mate, she continues to live her dream and act as secretary to all her characters demanding to have their stories told

Buy links

Tammy’s Website

Tammy’s Blog

Tammy’s Books on BookstrandAmazonBarnes and NobleSmashwords,  and iTunes

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Author Interview: Ashlynn Monroe!

It’s my FIRST Sinful Saturday and I’m excited to welcome author, Ashlynn Monroe.  Please read on about her amazing new book about a superhero romance!

First off, tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a working mom.  I have two kids my daughter turns twelve today on July 12!  My son is eight.  I’ll be turning 35 in August.  In October, I’ll celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary.  It’s a busy year!

It seems that you have been writing for a while and I want to know, amongst the 50 or so books that you have written which one is your favorite and why?

That’s a tough question.  Every new release feels like my favorite. Reality Hero and Given are my all time favorites.  I wrote Reality Hero in 2009 and it’s been rewritten, expanded, and improved.  This is one of my longest novels and I love the characters.

Can you give me a brief description of your writing process?

Chaotic.  I have characters and snippets of stories that run through my brain all the time, sort of like channel surfing, and when one takes hold of my muse, I write it.

How did you come up with the unique concept for Reality Hero?

I wrote this book to cheer myself up when I was done.  I think that’s what gives the book such a unique flavor of humor mixed with darkness. The first scenes popped into my head when I saw my first reality show.  The idea bounced around in my head for about a decade before I actually wrote the story.

If you were granted one super power, what would it be and how would you intend to use it?

I’d want the power to travel back in time and talk to people.  I’d tell myself what mistakes not to make and save people.

Can you tell us what you have planned for this series? How many books do you plan on writing? When we can expect the next one?

I am going to write Ella and Caspian’s story.  If my readers want more after that, I’ll write Bridget’s story too. I’m not sure when this will be available. That will depend on Beachwalk Press’s release schedule.

 

Blurb: Can reality TV handle a reluctant superhero bachelor, ten attention-seeking women, and one evil villain?

Dina Dell’s career as a television producer has hit bottom. Desperate to save her job, she comes up with the idea for a reality show called I Want to Date a Superhero. But the only superhero bachelor she knows is the only man she’s ever loved—Zane Blair.

Zane was once a normal human, but a traumatic childhood incident mutated him, along with Dina’s sister and their friends. Dina was the only one who escaped without any superhero abilities. And while she might be the “normal” one, that only left her feeling like more of an outcast.

Her lack of powers put Zane in danger. Knowing that it was only a matter of time before someone used her to get to him, she left, breaking both their hearts in the process. After all the pain she caused him, will he be willing to help her now?

Then an old enemy emerges, putting Dina’s plans on hold. When her superhero friends are the ones who need help, Dina just might learn that sometimes little Miss Average can be a hero too.

Content Warning: graphic sexual content

Ashlynn also provided us with an excerpt!  Here it is:

Dina Dell sat in the conference room waiting anxiously. A huge lump began forming in her throat. She knew things weren’t going to go well, yet she held hope old Ervin might be feeling generous. Her past hip and innovative programming ideas had once made her his most valued employee. Now she was hanging onto her job by a thread. That’s how the television business is: unforgiving. She was the mastermind behind top rated shows such as Kid Exchange and Please, Someone Marry my Mother.

Unfortunately, the wellspring of creativity had run dry. For the last year, every show she’d produced had been ratings disasters, if her productions had even been lucky enough to air at all. Dina saw the writing on the wall, and with the network making major cuts to combat the economic slump, she knew the axe was coming down…on her head.

Watching the wily old codger walk toward the room through the opaque glass, even without seeing his face, she knew he was on the warpath. His body language said it all. His fists were clenched and his shoulders were tight. He lumbered down the hall as if he were preparing for murder—the murder of her career. Ervin threw open the door with dramatic flair.

My Cat is in Charge? Really? Really and truly? Dear God, Dina. You honestly thought this was going to make good television? Who’d ever watch this? What happened to that brilliant brain of yours? Did you have a head injury? Did you have a stroke? Did someone hit me in the head, and this is all some coma-induced nightmare? What could possibly keep me from canning your sweet little ass right now?”

“Well, the sexual harassment lawsuit over your ‘sweet ass’ comment for one, and two, I have an idea that’ll blow your mind. I swear it. This one will put the network on top again. When the big boys hear the premise, neither of us will ever have to worry about our jobs again.” She paused and took a deep breath. Sweat ran down her face, but she resisted the urge to swipe at it, just in case he didn’t notice. Oh God, can he see that I’m lying? “That whole cat thing was just to get your attention for this. I swear the network will be kissing your ass after this airs.” Dina was lying through her teeth. She had nothing that she could produce. Her only idea was one she could never actually use without destroying people she cared about. The cat thing  was the most creative idea she’d had in months. Plenty of people loved cats. Someone would want to watch a show about families letting their furry feline make major life decisions. Oh fuck, that is awful. Crap. Hold it together, girl. The old man can smell fear. She gulped in another lungful of air.

He cocked a bushy, gray eyebrow and crossed his arms over his chest. Waiting. She took a breath. Folding her hands, she put them in her lap so he wouldn’t notice them shaking. Closing her eyes, she exhaled slowly. It was time to pull out the dramatics. She’d been around enough TV personalities to have picked up a thing or two about acting. Okay, maybe if I lie well, he won’t send me to spend the rest of my life living on the street and rambling incoherently about my glory days working in television. The desperate thoughts sent her heart racing. She opened her eyes and regretted it. Ervin was staring at her. He still hadn’t said a word, but she could see curiosity in his expression. Good. He’d taken the bait, too bad she had nothing to reel him in with.

“I respect you, Ervin, but I’ll take this idea to another network if you don’t want to hear it.”

His eyebrow rose. “Okay?”

He was giving her one last chance. She opened her mouth to condemn the one person who really mattered to her. Her mouth went dry and she shut it. Biting her lip, she closed her eyes. There was no more waiting, she had to do it, even if this idea cost her what was left of her soul. She looked up at her mentor.

“What if I told you I had a superhero who was willing to star in a new show? Would you want me to run with that?”

His watery eyes bulged, then he recovered and a scowl replaced his shock. “You’ve made this network some serious money, but that’s in the past. For the last year, you’ve been a harbinger of series death. Whatever you’ve touched around here has turned to steaming piles of…crap. Your ideas stink. Once upon a time, I called you the Queen of Reality TV. What happened to my amazing, rising star? Why are you pushing terrible, idiotic, horrible programming? Everything you’ve done lately makes me want to stick sharp pencils in both my eyes so I can’t see them, and scratch off my ears so I can’t hear them. Then I’d rip the hair out of my head so the pain can distract me from the memory.” His face was turning from red to purple. She cringed. This graphic assessment of her talent left her queasy. He glared at her before  opening his mouth, as if to speak, then closing it again. The old man ran a hand through what was left of his straggly gray hair and pinned her with a less than friendly look. She tried to stand her ground, but under the weight of her mentor’s ire, she crumbled. Her shoulders slumped, and she couldn’t meet his eyes.

“If I didn’t respect you so much, and love you like the daughter I’m glad I never had, I’d have put you out of here six months ago. I put my sweet ass on the line for yours this morning with the network, so don’t screw me. I swear this cat thing made me want to stick a firecracker up my nose and blow my head off.”

She winced, Ervin was never one to spare feelings, but ouch…harsh. His dramatic criticism felt completely deserved. He was right. She did suck. The old coot’s face was still red from his tantrum.

“If this thing works out, I’ll be the queen again. So cool off before my only supporter has a massive heart attack and dies. Just think about your wife, and how much she’d like to spend your life insurance money.” The words seemed to calm him down, but not much.

“You’re giving your only supporter the heart problems, so last chance, kid. Turn the dung into gold or you’re fired.” He whirled around, leaving the same way he came in: abruptly. She could almost see him wiping her self-respect off his shoes as he marched away. If she screwed up this time, her career was finished. Dina genuinely worried about his health. For all his bark, he wasn’t a bad guy. He’d given her a good start in the industry. She’d been the one to screw it all up.

Dina sat quietly looking at the blank, smooth tabletop. She nibbled her lip and fought back tears. She had the perfect idea, but it was going to be a hard sell. Oh, it’d be easy to get the network interested, they’d love it. Old Ervin would respect her again. Masses of television viewers would praise her. Yet she’d hate herself…probably until she died. The only person who could star in this thing was the one person she loved the most. He was the only person she’d ever intentionally hurt. The person who could save her was the one who’d given Diamond City almost everything, and now she was going to ask for one last thing—his heart.

For more information on this exciting author, see the links below!

Links:

 

http://www.ashlynnmonroe.com/

http://amazon.com/author/ashlynnmonroe

http://www.facebook.com/AshlynnMonroeAuthor

http://twitter.com/#!/ashlynn_monroe

http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/ashlynn_monroe
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3442759.Ashlynn_Monroe