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Cassiel Knight: Paranormal romance with kickass attitude. Crazily passionate about the writing industry, Cassiel Knight published a paranormal romance with Samhain Publishing and has a post-apocalypse novella coming in early 2012 from Lyrical Press. She writes paranormal romances with kick-assitude that blend archeology and mythology – just a few of her favorite things. When she’s not writing or doing writing-related things, Cassiel enjoys spending time with her patient and loving husband of over 20 years and thrives with the adorable companionship of her three Shih Tzus, Ginger, Abby and Chloe in the beautiful (and not THAT rainy) state of Oregon. Book: Key of Solomon.- Relic Defender, Book 1 Trust no one…except the one who walks in the dark. Anthropology PhD candidate Lexi Harrison never bares it all when she belly dances for a strip club crowd. She doesn’t have to—she’s that good. Every performance earns money toward her degree, and restores the sense of power that her painful childhood ripped away. Something is different about tonight. A man whose silver gaze seems to touch her skin beneath her veils. When a rowdy customer crosses the line, he comes to her rescue with the speed of a falcon—complete with wings. Mikos Tyomni has never seen anyone dance like Lexi. Trust his tormentor, Archangel Michael, to put him in close contact with the cause of his downfall: a mortal woman. Particularly this mortal woman. The Defender. He has only thirty days to win her trust before Hell’s deadliest demons attempt the mother of all prison breaks. No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi’s career plans don’t include some crazy idea that she’s the last line of defense against the forces of evil. Until her university mentor’s murder leaves her holding the key to Hell. And fighting a losing battle against a passion forbidden by Heaven… Start reading now…to take part in the group chat January 2-21. You can get your copy here: Kindle | Paperback | UK Paperback | UK Kindle | Nook | LuLu | Samhain | Kindle | Cassiel is offering a $10 eBook voucher to be redeemed at Samhain Publishing or Lyrical Press.
Talli Rolland: Chick Lit This Month's read is Build a Man Slave to the rich and the rude, cosmetic surgery receptionist Serenity Holland longs for the day she's a high-flying tabloid reporter. When she meets Jeremy Ritchie -- the hang-dog man determined to be Britain's Most Eligible Bachelor by making himself over from head to toe and everything in between -- Serenity knows she's got a story no editor could resist. With London's biggest tabloid on board and her very own column tracking Jeremy's progress from dud to dude, Serenity is determined to be a success. But when Jeremy's surgery goes drastically wrong and she's ordered to cover all the car-crash goriness, Serenity must decide how far she really will go for her dream job. Start reading now…to take part in the group chat February 4-21. You can get your copy here: Kindle| UK Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Nook | Smashwords Talli is offering 3 eBooks as a prize.
Rose Gordon: Author of all things romance.
Book: Her Secondhand Groom (Book 3)
What he wanted was a plain and meek wife to take care of his children and stay out of his bedroom. What he got was a fiery temptress who, despite her plain appearance, was far more desirable than he could handle.
Patrick Ramsey, Viscount Drakely, is used to having everything go according to his plans. And usually, it does, except when it comes to his three young daughters who are in desperate need of mother and governess. In an attempt to find a suitable woman, he stumbles upon the perfect woman for the job: Miss Juliet Hughes. Juliet, a local village girl, has been educated at London’s most highly respect school for young ladies, and better yet, her plain features will make it easy for him to keep his hands off of her.
But what Patrick doesn’t realize is this plain young lady from a humble background is anything but the docile, biddable young lady he bargained for, and if he’s not careful, he’ll lose his heavily guarded heart a little more with each encounter they have. With unshakable confidence and a strong determination, Juliet has no intentions of letting this lofty lord run roughshod over her and will stop at nothing to remind him that they may have been born at unequal stations, but where it counts, they’re matched perfectly.
Rose will offer an ebook copy of any of the books from her ‘Groom’ series.
A jinn and a demi-sanguine?
Our April book "Kill Me Tomorrow" by Diane Alberts has red hot reviews!
In jinn culture being a virgin is blasphemy and with her wedding the next day Jasmine Baruch must lose her virginity overnight….but the only candidate is her enemy…a demi-sanguine.
'Kill Me Tomorrow' takes you on a red-hot, edge-of-your-seat ride that satisfies.' Amazon Review.
So during April, why not have a little 'me' time and join us here at the Reader's Retreat?
Psst! Diane is offering an eBook copy of "Reclaimed" as a giveaway to one lucky person who leaves a comment.
K D Grace: I was born with a writing obsession. It got worse once I actually learned HOW to write. There’s no treatment for it. It’s progressive and chronic and quite often interferes with normal, everyday functioning. I might actually be concerned if it wasn’t so damned much fun most of the time.
Book: Lakeland Heatwave – Body Temperature and Rising
American transplant to the Lake District, MARIE WARREN, didn’t know she could unleash demons and enflesh ghosts until a voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with the charming ghost, ANDERSON, and night visits from a demon. To help her cope with her embarrassing and dangerous new abilities, Anderson brings her to the ELEMENTALS, a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that temporarily allows needy ghosts access to the pleasures of the flesh.
DEACON, the demon Marie has unleashed, holds an ancient grudge against TARA STONE, coven high priestess, and will stop at nothing to destroy all she holds dear. Marie and her landlord, the reluctant young farmer, TIM MERIWETHER, are at the top of his list. Marie and Tim must learn to wield coven magic and the numinous power of their lust to stop Deacon’s bloody rampage before the coven is torn apart and more innocent people die.
Prize winner’s choice of a PDF of either The Initiation of Ms Holly or The Pet Shop
Tarah Scott: New York businesswoman and award-winning author Tarah Scott is published by Loose Id, Etopia Press, The Wild Rose Press, and Silver Publishing. Professional affiliations include Paper, Candlelight and Quill (PC Quill), where she is assistant director, and leads Word Zone, a weekly critique group, as well as participates in Creative Heights, an intense peer critique group. Tarah is a Southwest transplant to the Northeast where she began her writing career.
Book: A Knight of Passion
Lady Riana Ellis will risk the fires of Hell for those she loves. Can she let a man do the same for her?
As whore for the Duchess of Arundel, Lady Riana Ellis keeps her sister safe from the duke’s lascivious desires. But the duchess now demands that Riana murder the man already sent to her bed.
Sir Bryant Cullen determines to have the duchess’ whore. Her land is a prize, but it’s her secrets he wants. Once he knows what she knows, he will control one of the most powerful houses in Scotland. And she will be his.