Monday, September 30, 2013


Live in the Moment or Plan for the Future?
By Sara Daniel

I’ve always been a planner, but as I get older, I realize that the times I am happiest are the ones when I’m relaxed, living directly in the moment, enjoying life with my family. The times I am most stressed are also the ones where I haven’t planned well, and everything is blowing up in my face, leaving me stressed and overwhelmed by the moment. So, to live in the moment or plan for the future? I think most of us can agree there’s probably a compromise somewhere between those two extremes, but what happens when you put two people together who are at opposite ends of the spectrum? In Captivating the CEO, sparks fly!

 Colin Vanderhayden might only be thirty-five, but he has retirement on his mind full time. Those financial gurus who encourage you to save and scrimp and plan for the worse? They have nothing on Colin. He is all work and no play, determined not to let his life crumble around him the way he watched his grandparents’ plans for retirement dissolve into tragedy.

Then Willow Jeffries steps into his life. If Willow wants something, she does it now. She doesn’t defer gratification. After all, who can guarantee you’re going to be around in the future to enjoy all those things you put off? Certainly not Willow. She doesn’t know how much time she has, but she’s going to make every minute count right now, and what she wants to do most with her time is show Colin how to have to good time and relax.

And she might just be making progress, as long as she doesn’t slip up and allow Colin to start planning on her as part of his future…

Genres: contemporary romance, office romance, medical romance, new adult

He only plans for the future. She might not have a future.

When live-for-the-moment massage therapist Willow Jeffries bursts into Colin Vanderhayden's office, she makes it her mission to loosen up the future-focused CEO, knowing each moment of the present is too precious to waste. Despite her immediate attraction, the only future she can offer is one full of heartache.

 The last thing Colin needs is a flighty woman messing up his carefully-constructed plans, but her heavenly massages and addictive personality prove hard to resist. But he has no idea how sick she is.

No longer able to ignore her life-threatening medical condition, Willow slips away to spare Colin a miserable future with her. Is Colin willing to sacrifice his well-laid future plans to get Willow back? 


 Cupping her face with his hands and angling his mouth, he poured the intensity she'd previously only seen him devote to his work into turning her body into a tingling, craving mass of need. She loved the way he cradled her-so gentle, yet firm.

Stars danced in front of her eyes, but she willed them away to press her tongue between his lips. No matter how light-headed she became, she refused to miss a moment of the kiss. Colin's mouth made the opportunity to enjoy worth the risk of passing out.

But, too soon, he broke off, panting, his eyes dilated with desire. “I have to get that.” 

“Get what?” His words made no sense, then her ears started ringing. No, not her ears. His damned phone.

“Of course you do.” 

But he'd already turned his attention to a conversation he gave far more importance to than anything she offered. 

Sinking onto the couch, she pressed her fingers to her still tingling lips. Dear God, she hoped she didn't affect him as strongly as he affected her. If he became emotionally invested, she'd bring pain and misery into his life.

  About the author: Sara Daniel writes what she loves—irresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. She lives her own happily-ever-after romance with her hero husband. Connect with her online at:

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Monday, September 23, 2013

AReCafe & Me!

Today I'm visiting in the AReCafe, talking about series writing and how SLEEPY HOLLOW came to be.

And SLEEPY HOLLOW is also featured today at WildAboutBones Cover Reveals!
Please stop by and say "hi" if you have a chance!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunset on Summer Blog Hop!

Fall’s Coming…Let SLEEPY HOLLOW Get You in the Mood!

Here in the Hudson Valley, temperatures plummeted from Heat Wave to brisk in split seconds flat.
Now summer is on life support (well, it’s gone, really…even if not quite officially yet) and…I feel like I missed it a little. How about you? Alll geared up for fall?
 The end of daylight savings time. Darkness in mid-afternoon. Football. The holidays.
And all the new fall shows.  Any of them interesting you? Intriguing you? I was totally beside myself looking forward to the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow on Fox. When it debuted last night…whoa, Nellie. Demons, galore. My kind of Sleepy Hollow. And campy and kitschy and a tad snarky and over-the-top. Just the way I like it.  
You think I’m kidding? Then you might want to take a peek at my SLEEPY HOLLOW, recently released by Decadent Publishing as a paperback and a digital ebook.
I can pretty much assure you my SLEEPYHOLLOW is  nothing like Fox’s Sleepy Hollow…well, not quite…but still… We’ve got yer demons, your autumn, your Halloween, your fall…right here!

 The new release has all my 1Night Stand stories in it: LIGHTNING, THUNDER, FROST and HEAT WAVE and also BLIZZARD, my short, hot erotic romance for Decadent’s The Edge line. If you’ve missed one or more, the ebook edition is only $5!  That’s right, 5 books for $5.  You pretty much can’t beat that. And the print edition is absolutely gorgeous.
Here’s the blurb from the back cover: 
“Sexy sizzler to make your heart zing!” ~NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst

Welcome to steamy Sleepy Hollow, where lightning strikes, the temperatures are HOT, and the erotic sparks fly!

 You wouldn't think three sultry succubi sisters, two sexy fire-demons, a reluctant witch and a couple of mega hunky mortals would need hook-ups courtesy of Madame Eve's ultra-exclusive 1Night Stand agency…but hey, the dating scene can be rough, even if you've got extraordinary paranormal powers and live in a mystical village populated by supernaturals… where things tend to go bump in the night.  

Taryn Kincaid's erotic 1Night Stand stories, LIGHTNING,THUNDER, FROST and HEAT WAVE are a little snarky, a lot smokin' and will melt your heart! And then BLIZZARD will set you aflame!
 Yes, autumn’s coming, bringing with it October and Halloween. And what could be better than Halloween in SLEEPY HOLLOW?  Maybe a hot, steamy sizzling 1Night Stand. Or four or five. 

 Paperback available at Amazon  US | UK | DE | Decadent Publishing | Barnes and Noble 

 E-book available at Amazon US | UK | CanadaDE | Decadent Publishing | ARe | Barnes and Noble | CTR

Want to win a Kindle or Nook to read SLEEPY HOLLOW on?  Enter the Sunset on Summer Fun Blog Hop, sponsored by Decadent Publishing and BTS eMag. Leave your comments here and on the other hop participants' blogs.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

My Sexy Saturday 9-14--13

More from HEAT WAVE, Book 4 in my Sleepy Hollow series of 1Night Stand stories from Decadent Publishing, now also available in paperback and ebook in the SLEEPY HOLLOW anthology.

“Cat got your tongue?”

Goddess help him. From eyes to tongue, she slayed him.

He faced the wall and stared at the striking portrait of Dagney to distract himself from his mesmerized contemplation of Zena. The two succubi looked nothing alike, but his examination of Max’s fine art did not help dispel his sudden obsession with the eldest sister. For once, the fire demon’s work gave off no erotic vibes. His cousin wouldn’t channel his carnal impulses into a painting of his love. So no. Bhyrne couldn’t blame his current sorry state on the portrait.

He blinked, sucking air back into his lungs, struggling to maintain control of the throbbing elevator below his belt before it left the lobby and zoomed straight up to the penthouse.

This. Is. So. Not. Good.

He made a show of inspecting the various decanters and bottles on a silver tray. Then he selected the Lalique Macallan again and poured another. A stiff one.

Bad choice of words, there, Raines, all things considered.


Sent into the human realm to retrieve prodigal princess, Zena Night, Bhyrne Raines is shocked and unprepared for his carnal reaction to the sexy succubus. In service to the succubus queen, the rugged enforcer must stifle the instant passion exploding within him. Fulfilling his royal duty doesn’t allow for quickie dalliances. His biological clock is ticking, and he begins to enter breedspawn, an intense and unstoppable frenzy of mating all fire-demon males must endure. But the more he wants to avoid Zena, the more he’s drawn to her.
Reluctant to give up her carefree life of partying among the mortals when the hot-as-sin Bhyrne comes to fetch her for the queen, Zena uses her succubus wiles to entice him, or at least delay the inevitable trip to the royal court. Once in the demon stronghold, hidden deep within the Catskill mountains, she learns the reason for the summons: she must choose a consort within two days.
Zena needs a mate. Bhyrne needs to mate. With time running out for both of them, they each turn to 1Night Stand. With time running out, can Madame Eve come to the rescue?
Amazon US | UK | Canada | Decadent Publishing | ARe | CTR | Barnes & Noble | 


“Sexy sizzler to make your heart zing!” ~NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst

Welcome to steamy Sleepy Hollow, where lightning strikes, the temperatures are HOT, and the erotic sparks fly!

 You wouldn't think three sultry succubi sisters, two sexy fire-demons, a reluctant witch and a couple of mega hunky mortals would need hook-ups courtesy of Madame Eve's ultra-exclusive 1Night Stand agency…but hey, the dating scene can be rough, even if you've got extraordinary paranormal powers and live in a mystical village populated by supernaturals… where things tend to go bump in the night.
Taryn Kincaid's erotic 1Night Stand stories, LIGHTNING,THUNDER, FROST and HEAT WAVE are a little snarky, a lot smokin' and will melt your heart! And then BLIZZARD will set you aflame!
Paperback at Amazon  US | UK | DE | Decadent Publishing | Barnes and Noble |
eBook at Amazon  US | UK | CanadaDE | Decadent | | B&N |ARe | CTR
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

JoAnne Kenrick's SEALTHE DEAL Cover Reveal!

Coming this OCTOBER
Contemporary bestselling author JoAnne Kenrick

Isle of myth and magic. Destined Mates. One extraordinary night.

SEAL THE DEAL, Isle of Man and Selkie book one.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Humpday Hook 9-11-13

Today's Humpday Hook is from HEAT WAVE, 1 of the five sizzling erotic books in my SLEEPY HOLLOW anthology.

“Is it only alcohol that gets you orgasmic?” inquired a throaty, feminine voice from across the room.

He turned slowly, reluctantly meeting her gaze. Totally Acme-anviled when their eyes locked, his thoughts scattered like cockroaches. His legs nearly buckled. The mating drive overpowered his senses. Mine, mine, mine pounded through him like a drumbeat, louder than his thundering pulse. A blood-red haze descended over his corneas, his distorted vision allowing only the image of Zena through the flickering flames, his hunger for her all-consuming, his inner beast raging to be freed, to be fed. His need to be inside her, to mark her as his, clobbered him, so compelling he didn’t know how to resist.

No, no, no. Not her. The Queen would string his nuts on a necklace. Belting down his second drink, he returned the tumbler to the sideboard before his fingers tightened on the glass and cracked the crystal. Pressing his hands to his temples, he squeezed his skull like a walnut, trying to prevent a potential bonding from happening. Not helping.
HEAT WAVE is available at Amazon: US | UK | Canada |  Decadent Publishing |
SLEEPY HOLLOW is available in paperback and eBook!
 Buy the Paperback at Amazon  US | UK | DE and at Decadent Publishing
Buy the eBook at Amazon US | UK | CanadaDE |

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Being a cop can be a dirty job … but somebody’s got to do it.
Sergeant Alyssa Bloom, assigned as Patrolman Nate Wilshire’s trainer, knows what it means to stay in control, be alert to her surroundings, and keep a level head. Not so easy to do around the hot, young rookie.
Nate has the best job in the world—police officer with the sexiest partner a guy could ask for. Alyssa might be training him, but he has a few things he’d like to teach her. Unwilling to act on his desires and risk unprofessional conduct, he asks Madame Eve to find him someone to scratch the itch Alyssa can’t.
With the need to let loose hitting the red zone, Alyssa agrees to contact 1Night Stand. When her date is none other than her sexy partner, she has a decision to make—maintain professionalism and leave…or let her heart finally take control.
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(Don’t have them all yet, but Decadent is releasing a few days early on Amazon. OFFICIAL release date is 08/16/13)

Nate waited at the floor-to-ceiling window of the hotel room and stared out across downtown San Diego. Tall skyscrapers soared around the city, their tops dusted with popping colors of green, blue, and red. Cars passed by in a blur, and with dusk only minutes past and the weekend kicking off, nightlife began to bloom along with his own anticipation.
He tucked his hands inside the charcoal dress pants and rocked back and forth in the uncomfortable black dress shoes. After spending days in his boots and uniform, the toes of the shoes pinched at his toes, and the soles unforgiving. He did not miss them. At all.

The door behind him clicked and a brush of air alerted him someone entered the room. He stilled, his heartbeat kicking out an erratic tempo in his throat, but he didn’t turn, instead watching a woman cross the threshold in the window’s reflection. She assessed the larger-than-normal hotel suite before her gaze settled on his back.
Perplexed, he tipped his head, recognizing her familiar features. She progressed with a lethal grace only a trained law enforcement officer would know, her steps purposeful, but silent, even in heels higher than he’d ever seen her in.
Standing to the side, she set her purse and a small black bag on a table, giving him her profile. A flash of deep red hair grabbed his attention. He sucked in a breath and pivoted in slow motion, refusing to allow hope to grow any more than it had, yet at the same time, fear sliced through. The one person he needed to get out of his system stood in the same room as he.
The night was about to go to hell.                                                  
    Facing away from him, she took in the overwhelming luxury of the room. Desire slammed into him, he came to life with a kick against his fly.

D.C. Stone is an e-book author and full-time fraud investigator when she isn’t diving into the world of Fiction.
She lives in the north-east with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the all American black Labrador puppy. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of Financial Crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.
Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance one of her favorite past times. That passion took a back seat as soon as she discovered her own love for writing and recreating her own stories and characters.  Her writing concentrates on Romance with specifics in Paranormal, Suspense, and Erotica.
Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. Trying to keep up with that crazy bunch is a skill many would yearn to have.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter or her website and say hello!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Kacey Hammel's 69 MUSTANG


By Kacey Hammell
Book 1: Revved and Ready Series

Contemporary Erotic Romance

ISBN: 9780987799319

Word Count: 4,415 Short Story

Only $0.99 cents!!!

Revved and Ready for passion, heat sizzles between two friends… 

For Hayley Fitzgibbon, the heat wave blanketing her small town is nothing compared to the inferno inside her whenever she looks at her best friend, Rory. On the night of his parents’ anniversary party, she no longer resists her burning desire and makes it known how much she wants him. Secluded under a willow tree, down a lover’s lane, she’s revved and ready to claim her man on the top of his ’69 Mustang.

Excerpt © Kacey Hammell, 2013:

“The party was fantastic, Rory. Your parents looked so happy.” Hayley Fitzgibbon shifted in the front seat of the black ’69 Ford Mustang her long-time best friend owned since he turned twenty-one. She’d come to love it as much as he did, how it handled. It still hummed like it had when brand new. No car was sexier to her. Mustangs, especially the classic ’69 had lines that were slick, masculine and just screamed fast and hardcore. The vibration from the engine tingled through the back of her thighs and buttocks causing a delicious thrill through her body. “Thanks for driving me home. It was a great celebration. I can’t believe your parents have been married fifty years.”

“Yeah. It’s practically unheard of these days.” Rory clicked on his blinker then turned right. “They really seemed to like the gift Max and I got them. You think so?”

She nodded and brushed the white shrug off her shoulders. The heat wave spreading through Belleville, Ontario had reached staggering levels in the last couple of days. The air conditioning in the car barely cooled her skin. Plus being such an enclosed space alone with him after hours of dancing, soft touches as they mingled and were less than five feet away from one another all night had her on edge. “Of course they did. Who wouldn’t want to take a three-week cruise around the Caribbean? I’ll be sure to remind you and your brother of your generosity for my next birthday.”

He laughed and winked. “You’d have to be a very, very good girl.”

I’ll show you just how good I can be. Hayley pushed the thought away. For weeks she’d been having the same dream over and over. The erotic fantasies starring herself and Rory had left her breathless every time she woke, sweating and panting. It was all she thought about anymore. Images of the two of them having hot, sweaty sex—anywhere and everywhere—consumed her day and night. She trembled, flashes of heat zinging along her spine. Heart racing, she drew in a deep breath.

He captivated her in so many new ways these days. His kindness had always been there, but lately, she’d smile if mentioned helping an elderly lady get her groceries to the car. And the way he talked about himself, she got upset and angry. He complained about being a ginger, especially in the summer when he burned easily, but she loved his unique looks. Kind of geeky and studious mixed with sexiness and cute buoyancy he didn’t realize he possessed. She disliked hearing him put himself down.

How were any of her new reactions possible? They’d been best friends forever, and had shared all their secrets with one another.

Maybe the intense and potent way he looked at her now. At times when she’d glance at him, she’d catch darkness and smoldering heat in his eyes that made it difficult to breathe. Was it because she’d slimmed down over the last eight or nine months. She didn’t want to think about him like that, knew deep down that he wasn’t that shallow. But he had been giving her the eye lately, passion-filled stolen glances. Since then, the air around them had shifted.

He hadn’t hidden his reaction to her tonight when he’d picked her up for his parents’ anniversary party either.  Rory’s normally soft hazel eyes had turned a golden rich hue, and when she walked out of her bedroom, he’d let his gaze roam over her body. She knew she looked great in the bright blue satin, off-one-shoulder, mid-thigh gown that really made the azure in her eyes pop. Perhaps he agreed. His breath had hitched, his hands shook as he’d helped her with her shrug. His touch had lingered on her shoulders longer than needed. The warmth from his palms scalded against her already hot skin. He’d stood inches behind her, smoothing his hands down her back, and electricity tingled through her body, filling her with sudden fervor and desperation to feel his embrace. And make some of those naughty dreams she’d been having come true.

“You’ll be what, thirty-seven in a couple months, Hales? Maybe we should plan a cruise or something awesome for your fortieth? You’d look amazing in a skimpy bikini you know. Maybe a nude beach?”

The sound of Rory’s voice pulled her from her thoughts. She gulped and cleared her dry throat. “Um, yeah. Sure.” The air in the vehicle was nearly smothering.

“Hey.” He laid a hand on her thigh. Hayley gasped. Heat shot along the skin, hitting her straight to her pussy. Her pulse raced. “It’s like you’re in another world. You okay?”

“Of course,” Trying to mask her nerves, she laughed away his concern. “Fine. Just warm in here.” And I want you. So bad.


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5 Stars from Susan W. @ ~ “If you have only a short amount of time and want to read something hot then this is the book to read. Loved this story and can't wait to read more in this series!”


5 Stars from Lindsay @ ~ “This short read is a hot one. Guaranteed to make your body temperature rise, and will have you thinking of other uses for your car in no time. I'm looking forward to checking out the next installments in this series.”


5 Stars from Amy Miller @ ~ “Great story about two friends who both are in love with one another. On one hot night they finally go for it and put their friendship on the line and it involves a super hot car and hot sex. What more can you ask for. For a short read this is a good one. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Great Job Kacey Hammell!!”  

4.5 Stars from Author, Carly Fall ~ “…true Kacey Hammell style: written well, hot sex and fun characters.”

 4 Stars from Author, Lucy Felthouse ~ “…very well-written, hot and sultry read with a satisfying outcome.” 


Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…

Canadian-born author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.

 A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

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Winner will be drawn Sept 10th.