Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monthly Round Up

There's a lot happening around here over the next month or so.  First up, in case you missed them, the first three fabulous stories in our upcoming group anthology, Nine Nights in New Orleans debuted here this month (with another coming up tomorrow). If you missed them, check them out HERE, HERE and HERE.

Next, huge congrats to all our authors who had January releases!

With Strings Attached, the first book in Kelly Jamieson's new trilogy, San Amaro Singles, released January 22th.

The melting point is where it all comes together…or makes a big mess.

Corey Fenwick keeps her bitter past as hidden as the sweet centers inside the handmade chocolates she sells to a growing list of upscale customers. Experience has taught her the only person she can rely on is herself, so her best-friends-with-benefits relationship with Matt is perfect—no strings attached.

After his last girlfriend deemed him “boring”, Matt Ferber watched her ride off on the back of a Harley with a rock musician. Figuring he’s doomed to “let’s just be friends” with the women he cares about, the arrangement with Corey suits him fine too. Until his old friend Dylan Schell rolls into town to hang out while recovering from a surfing injury.

The sexy bad boy makes Corey’s mouth water, and she figures a harmless fling won’t hurt, especially when Dylan suggests she come between him and Matt—in bed.

It’s a win-win-win situation…until somehow there are strings attached. And too late they realize they’re getting all tangled up.

Product Warnings
This book contains an independent woman, two hot guys, some trash talking, a little jealousy, a few beers, chocolate body paint and scary stuff like falling in love.

Catch Kelly on tour at any of these blogs: 

January 30 -  Belle's Book Bag -

February 3 -  Scorching Book Reviews -

February 5 - Harlie's Books -

Skylar Kade's short story "Edge" was released this month as part of the Cleis Press anthology, Only You

Only You
Erotic Romance for Women

The Love We Make
Only You is full of tenderness, raw passion, love, longing, and the many emotions that kindle true romance. The couples in Only Youtest the boundaries of their love to make their relationships stronger. These lovers don't just go along for the ride—they want to take control and see how daring they can be. New parents rediscover their hunger for each other at a hotel in Lolita Lopez's "Mom's Night Out" while first class passengers get creative with ice cubes (and each other) in Catherine Paulssen's "In-Flight Entertainment." Kristina Wright's quarreling couple ends up having the hottest make-up sex imaginable in "The Love We Make." Whether it's a woman wanting to surprise her husband with cuffs and a blindfold, cooks exploring the sensual possibilities in the kitchen, or young artists who simply can't keep their hands off each other, Only You showcases twenty stories that are as loving as they are lusty.

And January also saw a new release for Jennifer Bernard (Juniper Bell's alter ego)  with Sex and the Single Fireman (A Bachelor Fireman Novel).

RT rated it a Top Pick citing its  "Quick wit and sizzling love scenes"

There's a hardnosed new training officer in town, and that's bad news for the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel . . . But great news for firefighter Sabina Jones . . . maybe. The toughest captain on the East Coast, single father Rick Roman has come thousands of miles to San Gabriel to put an end to the "Bachelor Firemen" media hype. But when a stunning woman he nearly hooked up with in Reno turns out to be a firefighter from his new station, Roman realizes it's going to be tough keeping the tabloids at bay. But there's even more Sabina isn't telling him. Before dedicating herself to battling blazes, Sabina led a very different life, one that made her famous. The last thing she wants is to have her secret exposed. The papers, bloggers, and TV gossips will have a field day with that—especially when they sense the obvious sexual heat between Sabina and Chief Roman, who's torn between firing her . . . and falling in love with her!

Also this month, PG Forte is on tour right now, talking about  last month's release Finders Keepers. Check out dates HERE.

Moving on, we have several February new releases to crow about as well. February 19th is a big day for Meg Benjamin. It's the release date for Medium Well, the first book in her Medium trilogy with Berkeley Intermix. 

Real estate agent Danny Ramos has always had a knack for selling homes, but when his boss saddles him with a neglected carriage house, Danny discovers that his abilities are more than simple intuition...
On his first visit to the house, Danny is confronted with visions of a violent murder. His assistant, Biddy Gunter, doesn’t seem affected, and Danny starts to think he’s going crazy—until he gets a visit from his mother, who suggests that Danny’s uncanny talent to sell old houses may stem from his family inheritance: psychic empathy.
When Biddy reveals to Danny her own strange dream about the carriage house ghosts, they team up to investigate and discover both the house’s dark history and their own unexpected attraction. But as the hauntings turn from unsettling to downright dangerous, Danny and Biddy need to figure out how to rid the house of its ghostly inhabitants, before their budding romance meets an untimely end…   

For more information on this title, check back here to read her post on February 18th!

Also releasing on February 19th is Just What I Need, Erin Nicholas' eagerly awaited epilogue to her Bradford series (yes, it's really the end...or is it just another beginning?). 

Expect the unexpected…especially when a Bradford is expecting.

The Epilogue
A Bradford novella.

As family and friends gather to see Dooley and Morgan get married, anticipation is high—but no one saw this much excitement coming. A wedding that doubles as a baby shower, a limo that doubles as an ambulance, a hospital room that doubles as a honeymoon suite… sure, why not? It’s a Bradford wedding, after all.

Dani’s in labor, Sam’s in a daze, Ben’s taking charge, Sara’s crying, Jessica’s got a secret, Dooley’s missing his honeymoon— in other words, things are crazy. As usual. But through it all they’ve got each other. As always.

 Warning: An epilogue to the Bradford series featuring all the couples, a wedding, a baby— or two—and donuts. Because you have to have donuts. 

One week later, on February 26th, Now Comes the Night (the third book in PG Forte's Children of Night series) also releases.

Home is where the heart bleeds.

Growing up, vampire-born twins Julie and Marc Fischer were taught one simple fact of life: you can choose your food, but not your family. Six months after moving to San Francisco, though, the new challenges and choices each are facing are a Gordian knot of complicated.

Marc must decide whether to stay with Conrad and Damian, the only family he’s ever known, or embrace his destiny and the unexpected family—the ferals—that comes along with it. Meanwhile, Julie is forced to deal with the unpleasant realization that the man she loves isn’t necessarily the man who’s best for her.

For Conrad and Damian, the holiday season is stirring up bittersweet memories, and neither can keep from revisiting past passion and pain. 

Faced with new mysteries to solve, new alliances to forge, new secrets to keep, and old relationships to rebuild, it’s no wonder the Fischer-Quintano vampires long for the good old days—when food was food and family was all that mattered. 

Product Warnings
If you’ve previously suffered from Disco Fever, this book could precipitate a relapse. Extreme care is recommended for anyone with a pronounced weakness for mistletoe, fang play or pretty young men of either species. Contains alpha-male vampire single dads, and graphic scenes of manlove involving said vampires--with and without the aforementioned pretty young menMay also contain trace amounts of polyester.

In other news, we have several new contracts--and even more new covers--yay!--to announce. 

Juniper Bell has recently signed a contract with Ellora's Cave for My Three Masters, the sequel to My Three Lords.  Release date TBA.

This fall, Skylar Kade's sexy contemporary romance "A Love Worth Living" releases from Samhain Publishing.

And Kate Davis is excited to announce that The Girls Most Likely To have official release dates! 

Kate's new high school reunion novella trilogy kicks off on March 25 with Most Likely To Succeed, followed by Cutest Couple on April 29, and Life of the Party on May 31. All three titles coming from Carina Press.

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