Friday, January 31, 2014

     It's FROST's book birthday!     
One of my steamiest and most seductive 1Night Stand stories was published by Decadent Publishing one year ago. It's a romantic Valentine's perfect for this time of year.
And it will totally melt you!                    
The heroine is Dagney Night, a sexy succubus, looking for more than sex as the busiest night of the year -- Valentine's Day -- looms.  We first met Dag in LIGHTNING, my first 1Night Stand story. She's the sister of Lily Night, LIGHTNING's heroine. In fact, Dagney talked Lily into signing up with Madame Evangeline's exclusive, high-end dating service, 1Night Stand, in the first place. Now, Dag decides to give 1NS a shot.
The hero is Maxwell Raines, a mysterious artist and reclusive fire-sex demon, whose paintings have a strange effect on everyone who views them at Dagney's Night gallery.


Dagney Night, a sought-after succubus, is no stranger to blazing hot sex. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, she longs for something more. When oddly erotic paintings arrive for display at her art gallery, arousing everyone who views them, she wonders about the mysterious artist who created the works. 

Maxwell Raines, a fire-sex demon, lives a life of solitude and seclusion behind the walls of his compound at Sleepy Hollow, channeling his lustful impulses into his art—until his muse deserts him and his temperature rises past the danger point. He needs sex. Now.

When Madame Evangeline arranges a torrid Valentine’s 1Night Stand for them, will the flames of their encounter be too hot to handle?

Dagney followed her sister’s glance, and her heart flipped like a gymnast unable to nail a vault. Darkness swathed the gallery with the exception of the lights above or below each of the paintings. The large man emerging from the shadows held her rapt. Waves of pure, unadulterated lust smacked her with such force she didn’t even see Lily and Campbell leave. The blast of raw desire crumpled her to the floor. Her gaze remained riveted on the tall hunk of ferocious male stalking toward her, radiating undiluted carnality. He set something carefully on the floor and grasped her by the elbows, his touch surprisingly gentle when he lifted her to her feet.
“I’m Maxwell Raines.”
Yeah. No kidding. Who else could a guy so hot, so studly, possibly be?
She told herself not to swoon. Ordered herself not to swoon. But, Goddess, that rumbling voice. More potent than a train barreling over the tracks. And he smelled so good. Sinfully masculine. A bit of musk, a bite of pine, an essence of dark, smoky nights. Sexy scents. Reminiscent of tangled satin sheets that had been given a good work-out.
Her legs turned to rubber, and she doubted they’d support her on their own. She’d be mortified if he’d have to scrape her puddled body up again. But he hadn’t yet relaxed his grip. Could she bullshit her way through the meeting without collapsing? “You’re late,” she said.
“I’m never late.”
“Well, the party’s over, Mr. Raines.” She waved a hand around the empty room.
“Depends on your perspective.”
“You’re big on perspective, are you?”
“I’m a painter.” A brief shrug accompanied his blunt words. “Obvious connection.”
“Right. But as you can see, everyone’s left.”
“You haven’t.” He gazed down at her, a black brow flaring. “And you’re what I’m here for.”

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover Reveal...Catherine Peace's COMPLETE ME

So delighted to share the cover reveal for Cate Peace's COMPLETE ME, a 1Night Stand story releasing from Decadent Publishing in March!

Out of the dating game for five years, best-selling romance author Claire Ergleston is convinced that writing out the romances she’s always wanted is a lot safer than trying in real life. Then she receives the news that she’s been signed up for a 1Night Stand date “to give her something to talk about in interviews.” Nothing worse than a romance author with no romance to pick apart.

Former rock star Ty Krause has let his past rule him for almost a decade. Unable to let the former love of his life go for good, he spends his days writing passable songs for a British boy band and his nights wishing he had the balls to say goodbye. In a last ditch effort, he signs up for 1Night Stand, thinking that a night of no-strings-attached sex will help him cut the other strings holding him back. 

When the two meet, their instant attraction and connection muddy the waters a little too much. Will past hurts hold them back from each other, or will they be able to move forward and live out their dreams together?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Feel the Bhyrne

Dunno 'bout you, but I'm definitely feeling the need for a little HEAT WAVE.

“Ah.” He gulped what remained in his glass and poured another. Much as he wanted to toss the second drink after the first, he savored the smoky, sherry-scented taste in his mouth, on his tongue. He owed that much to Max. And the Macallan was prime. He closed his eyes in appreciation.

“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.

“Cat got your tongue?”

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


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Milly Taiden's A MATE'S BITE

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Mission: Don’t fall in love
After an explosive night of passion during a scenting ceremony, Karla Alves is sure she was just a one night stand for the man she'd been crushing on for years. She teased him and pleased him, and Nate hasn't been around since. Her fear of becoming clingy kept her from risking her heart and asking for more than a few hours of skin sin.

Mission: Crack her walls
She. Is. His. Nathan Wolfe marked Karla. His mate. Deeply involved in pack politics, Nate has had to stay away. When his sister warns that Karla needs him more than he thinks, he'll discover a bundle of secrets only his wolf can sniff out. But getting the woman he cares about to let down her guard may prove to be his undoing.

Mission: Embrace the bite
With Karla's wayward sister wreaking havoc and friends needing more of his time than ever, Nate will have to rearrange his priorities if he ever hopes to earn Karla's trust. But will time with her be enough? Only true love and a wolf's promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite, a scenting, and a hope for tomorrow.

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“I think you should get a tattoo with my name on it.” He grinned, eyes sparkling with mischief.

“You are drunk!” She accused, slapping his sweaty shoulder.

His laughter boomed with the rustle of the wind in the trees. His chest lifted her with each chuckle. “You should. You belong to me now.”

“Belong? Yeah.” She felt his forehead. “You’re either drunk or sick to be speaking that much nonsense.”

He had to be drunk. She’d been in love with him for years. And other than the kiss he’d given her during Ellie’s party, he’d never really done anything near like what he was doing now. A sound alerted her to turn toward the trees. The idea someone was near wasn’t one she liked. She hurried to dress before someone caught her naked.

“I’m going home, Spot.”

He helped her stand and cupped her face. “At least you’re not calling me Furball like Jordan does Aric. I’ll go see if there’s anyone in the area. Give me a few minutes, and I’ll take you home.”

She shook her head. “Not necessary. I’m…I need to think.”

“You’re not suddenly changing your mind about what happened here, are you?” He asked.

“No, but I don’t do these kind of things. You know that. It’s best if I go home, and we see each other in a few days. Take a break.”

“Not a few days. Tomorrow,” he said in the bossy voice she wasn’t very fond of.

“I’ll think about it. You know, for a mutt you’re quite bossy, Spot.” She spun to gather the equipment, but he turned her to face him.

She had to go. All kinds of confusion clouded her mind. She and Nate had finally done something special and incredible. She had a hard time stamping her own claim on him. And there lay her problem. Her heart pounded in her chest as fear flowed through her veins, urging her to move. To go. To run back to the safety of her home and keep away from the man making her want things she didn’t normally need. Emotional attachments frightened her, and she steered clear of them. But it didn’t help her idea of wanting a true family. No matter how she looked at it, at some point she would have to take the step to get past the emotional stuff that seemed so scary. Being always closed off really made her life difficult.

“I’ve made multiple attempts at asking you on dates, and I can never get you to say yes.”

“I didn’t really think you were being serious.”

His brows dipped low. “Why not?”

Why not indeed? There wasn’t a single valid reason for her to have rejected his advances all this time other than the fact she was afraid of the future with any man. Afraid of becoming a clingy copy of her mother. “I…”

“See, you don’t have a reason. This putting me off ends now. Tomorrow we’ll spend some time together. Just you and me. Now, say yes.”

What she wanted to say were a couple of choice words her mouth refused to let loose. But how could she say no again? She’d be turning him down when what she really wanted was to be with him. If she didn’t give it a chance, she knew she’d live with too many what ifs. “I will consider seeing you tomorrow, but I make no promises of any other time.”

He stalked her. Tension poured out of each of his steps toward her. Her hackles rose at the line bisecting his brow into a deep frown. Then he moved forward, crowding her and kissed her one more time before taking a step back from her. “Tomorrow.”

She nodded in defeat. “Tomorrow.” 

Author Bio
Hi! I'm Milly (AKA April Angel) I love to write sexy stories. They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between. My contemporaries are usually anything from soldiers to corporate romances.

I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask.

When I'm not working some really long hours at the day job, or hanging out in the awful life-sucking invention known as Facebook, messaging my bestie in the UK or shopping with my sis Julie, then I can be found watching scary movies. Buuut when I'm not doing that, I'm usually writing because the voices won't shut up.

I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Virginia Nelson's Runaway Groom

Please help me welcome the lovely Virginia Nelson, my guest today! Her new release is RUNAWAY GROOM, and she agreed to not runaway if I raked her over the coals, er, um, interviewed her...and she had some fun!

He’s ready and waiting. She’s wanting…but wary.


   Runaway Groom
Watkin’s Pond, Book 1
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The groom is back in town.

Abigail lost her best friend years ago when he ditched her at the altar like a loaf of stale bread. Now he’s back and determined to do whatever he has to—even lie, apparently—to get under her skin. Although he makes her hormones rev to life in a way that no one has since he left, she is equally determined not to fall for his boy-next-door charm.

His bride-to-be is somewhat reluctant.

Braxton Dean was too young and stupid to know better when he walked away. Years of trying to fill the Abby-shaped hole in his heart have left him empty, and now he’s going to win back his girl—or get over her. But first he needs answers. Particularly why she never responded to any of his letters.

It might take a whole town to make this wedding happen.

With the help of their friends, the two battle it out. The army? An entire town of busybodies. The prize? Happily ever after. 

Warning: Contains indignant old ladies, steamy sex (but not with indignant old ladies), seduction cake, and condom bouquets. Yes, we went there. 

Enjoy the following excerpt for Runaway Groom: 

July 7, 2005


I’m sitting in a diner in the desert. The sun peeking over the mountain lights up everything in these reds so bright they almost hurt the eyes. You’ve never felt a hot like this, all dry, nothing like the days that we went swimming over at Watkin’s pond…

I don’t really know why I’m writing you. I don’t have answers and right now you probably want them. I just know I couldn’t do it.

I miss you though.

Love, B

Knuckles white, Abigail put her beat-up Ford Focus in Park, and glanced at her best friend. “I can’t do this.”

“Pussy.” Applying a coat of lipstick to her lush red lips in the mirror, Carnie shot her a glance. “You can do this. It isn’t like you’re about to face a firing squad. It’s just a bonfire.”

Shoving her hand through her short, pixie-cut brown hair, Abigail blew out a frustrated breath. “I would rather face a firing squad. If you ditch me to go running off with the new boyfriend…”

Carnie gave her a dirty look, tucking her red hair behind her shoulder. “I would never do that. I know how bent out of shape you get every time we go anywhere that Braxton might be. Really, though, it will be fine. The crap happened a thousand years ago. You’re adults now.”

Abigail didn’t feel like an adult. She felt like the rejected teenager even thinking of Braxton Dean.

It didn’t help that he’d become sexier with age. Heartbreakingly handsome, Braxton made her thighs clench with just a glance. She needed to remember the pain and humiliation rather than how it felt to be pushed into a bed by him. Better to remember the chest-constricting, blinding terror when he’d ditched her and vanished rather than remember his face a mask of unleashed passion and his green eyes wild with need. The former would keep her knees together.

The terror of that time—it wasn’t something she shared with anyone, not even Carnie.

Remembering gave her the strength she needed to peel her fingers from the wheel. “You’re right, of course. I can do this. No big deal. We’re both more mature now. He probably won’t even say a word to me.” The last came out a bit hopeful, even to her own ears.

“Yeah, at his birthday bonfire, he isn’t going to say a word to the woman he dated for years and ditched at the altar like a loaf of stale bread. Really, Abs, you need to get pissed off rather than feeling pissed on. You’re totally the injured party here.”

“He had his reasons. I’m sure he did.” Why was she defending his dumb ass?

“What reason could be good enough for that grand act of douchebaggery?” Carnie raised one well-plucked brow at her. “Besides, these are our friends. You need to remember why we’re here. He took off. He stayed gone. This is our town. You’re going to walk in there and show him what he is missing. Rub in his face what he can’t have.”

“I don’t know. He really wasn’t a jerk…not most of the time.”

“Let’s just go find Mike and the crew, and have a good time. All of our friends from high school are here and it’ll be good to catch up with them.”

Nodding, stomach still a bit of a knot, Abigail opened her door and stepped out into the muggy Ohio night. Stars hung like tiny lanterns above the recently mowed field and the sound of laughter carried on the breeze. The bonfire, a huge conflagration, was surrounded by what looked like hundreds of folding chairs, coolers and other party miscellany that beckoned Abigail onwards. Who knew? Maybe she would meet someone new and end up being really happy she wasted the extra five minutes to make sure everything was shaved and neat?

Carnie strode with her usual impulsive bravery into the melee. Abigail stuffed her hands in her jeans and resisted casting her head down to avoid any stares that might be coming her way. Instead she held her head high, but refused to meet anyone’s eyes. In small-town Ohio, everyone knew she hadn’t seen Braxton since that fateful day when he left her standing, flowers in hand, waiting for a runaway groom. Everyone knew that instead of marrying her, Braxton—golden boy and football hero—ran off to parts unknown, and she’d neither heard from him nor caught a glimpse of him when he’d come to town until a few weeks ago. He only returned home now to help his father with his tool store after his father’s stroke made it hard for the old man to get around like he used to.

Everyone watched to see how she’d handle it.

She wouldn’t give them a show to chew over for the next decade. She’d act like it was ancient history, like she hadn’t spent years wondering how a man could go from saying he loves her to leaving her to stand alone against a whole swarm of gossips with nothing better to do than tear her to shreds for being moronic enough to think he would stay.

She concentrated so hard on what she wouldn’t do, she slammed to an abrupt halt against a firm chest. His firm chest. Braxton. He smelled the same, damn him.

Even over the scent of wood burning, the ripeness of summer and the bitter tang of someone’s spilled beer, she inhaled his soap, familiar cologne and under it all, simply Braxton.

Her stomach clenched. Part of her wanted to smack him and demand answers. Part of her wanted to run away. Part of her wanted to pull his face down and kiss him because she’d missed him so much.

Instead she hid behind an armor of polite civility and gave a short, sharp nod. “Braxton.”

“Abby.” The word came out almost a plea. His eyes held a sad look she quickly identified. He pitied her.

Double damn him. “Happy birthday.”

And even though she promised herself she wasn’t going to give everyone a show, promised herself she wouldn’t feed the rumor mills...

The sound of her slap rang out across the field. Even in the flickering light from the bonfire, her handprint marked his strong jaw and she couldn’t ignore the pleasure it gave her. Silence seemed to spread across the night as he touched his cheek. Her mouth hung open, shock rippling through her as his gaze locked on hers.

“I deserved that.” The timbre of his voice seemed to stroke across her skin, stirring up a potent cocktail of emotions—lust, love, fury and pain. The worst part was disgust at herself for feeling anything.

“You deserve worse.”

Instead of arguing with her, which almost would have made her feel better, like it meant something to him, he simply nodded. “Wanna go somewhere to talk?”

About the Author

Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself. When she’s is not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects. Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.



1.      So…RUNAWAY GROOM, huh? Did you ever know any of those in real life?

Nah, mine stuck around for that part. It was after the wedding ceremony was over that we started having problems…lol

2.      I love scenes in runaway bride movies, like Julia Roberts scampering away from the altar, or in The Graduate, where Dustin Hoffman steals Katherine Ross from her     wedding and they’re riding on a bus, her in her wedding gown. Brides running away on motorcycles, on horseback. How does your groom do it?

     He just leaves before the ceremony takes place. No phone call, no notice…he just never shows up at the church when Abby expects him. Not as dramatic, but she lives in a small town. It is quite hard to live down being the girl who got left at the altar like a loaf of stale bread.

3.      Did you have any trouble redeeming your RUNAWAY GROOM?

Sure! Abigail isn’t terribly interested in his reasons for why he left and, when she finally lets him tell her, she smacks him down—hard. The reason he couldn’t forget her was she was his best friend…which is exactly the reason it is hard for her to forgive him.

4.      If they made a movie of RUNAWAY GROOM, who’d play the heroine?

Maybe Katie Holmes or Zooey Deschanel? Brown haired, 30s, lovely, but in an understated way.

5.      And (maybe more importantly, LOL) who’d play the hero?

Jonathan Rhys Meyers or Colin O'Donoghue could both pull off Braxton. Handsome, dark haired, light eyed…a little bit naughty. Brax is the kind of man who is willing to bring up that one time you skipped wearing underwear because he asked…and pretty likely to ask you to do it again.

6.      If they made a movie of YOUR life, who’d be you?

Me? Yikes. Melissa McCarthy has the bod and the attitude. Dye her hair rainbow colors and she’d nail it.

7.      What would they title it?

Stranger than Fiction

8.      What type/flavor of wedding cake? Go ahead, be graphic. I will live vicariously through the sugar.

I only had a tiny wedding cake from a grocery store—a birthday cake repurposed at the last minute by scrawling our names on the top—so if I’m getting or writing a cake? It has to be chocolate with whipped icing and ganache filling. Layers of chocolate, towering so high toward the ceiling it looks as if it will topple in a giant chocolate avalanche that you could just swim in…

9.      What type of ring? Big? Small? Platinum? Jewels? Rainbow Loom?

My darling son would say rainbow loom, but if I’m picking for me? Platinum with blue stones around the diamond or maybe chocolate diamonds. If I’m picking for Abby? She’s a traditional gal, so I think she’d prefer yellow gold and a nice, not overly pricy, diamond set. Then again, any ring that actually got put on her finger rather than sitting in a jewelry box would have pleased her.

10.  What’s your perfect / ideal / dream honeymoon location?

Mine would be to tour Ireland, maybe for a month or two to really soak it in. I think Abby would like to stay at a nice, local B&B…since she wouldn’t plan on leaving the room.

11.  What are some wedding traditions you absolutely love?

The dance with the parents always touches me. I think because I’m a mother and there is something so final about your child picking who they are spending their life with that it tears me up to think of my own children starting their lives with someone... I bawl at every wedding, regardless of my relationship with the couple, but especially for those I know and love. It is such a beautiful, life affirming event and life is full of so many dark ones.

Also, cake. Because…cake.

12.  What are some wedding traditions you absolutely loathe?

Dress sizings. Gah, the dreaded three-way mirror. I’ve been a bridesmaid far more times than I’ve been a bride so, yes, having my fat actually measured is traumatic. Can’t we just get me a tent to wear and be done with it?

13.  As a reader, what’s your favorite type of hero? What do YOU look for in a hero?

I love to read historicals and my favorite kind of hero comes from those—the rake. Other than that, I love my heroes like I love my real men—knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, men who are heavy on the intelligent snark and low on the charming prattle. I like my men to be men—which means, yeah, they’re not afraid to cry, but they don’t WANT to cry. They don’t always say the right thing, but they try to be good people as a general rule. And brains? Brains are a must. Talk nerdy to me, baby.

14.  As a writer, what kind of hero do you like to write best?

Book two in my Watkin’s Pond Series, the follow up book to Runaway Groom, features probably one of my favorite heroes of all time. He’s not a terribly nice guy, he was very hard to redeem, but he had a heart of gold under his cactus like armor of snarl and growl. I like those heroes best because they are a challenge to wrangle…and often think more than they say. (Literally, he might have a paragraph of thoughts in his point of view, but all he said to the heroine was, “No.”) Writing a character like that? Well, it’s a bumpy ride, (I described him as barbed wire in my brain) but it is soooo worth it in the end.

15.  What’s your favorite kind of heroine?

Smart, unbreakable even when the odds are stacked against them, sometimes lacking in elegance and grace, and willing to go toe to toe with the hero rather than swooning when he bats his eyes at her. Not that my heroes do a lot of eye batting, but you know what I mean.

16.   Can you tell us (without having to kill us) what you’re working on now?

I would hate to have to kill anyone…blood stains are really hard to get out of carpet. Instead, I’ll tell you what is coming out soon.

Runaway Groom releases in January from Samhain and it’s the first of an at least five book series. The second book of the series, While You Were Writing, is slated to release in October of 2014. These stories are all set in small town Ohio and feature heroes who aren’t afraid to get a bit of mud under their nails. I can’t begin to tell you how fun it has been for me to write what I live daily—small town life full of small town snark.

Magical Curves, the first of a paranormal trilogy, also releases in January, but with Evernight Publishing. Featuring a plus sized bookworm who travels to another world in her dreams to spend time with a magical prince in a kilt…who finds out that her dream world might be more real than reality… this series has been a blast for me to write.

I don’t have a release date for Calling Caralisa, but it is also the first of a planned five book set, The Bond of Three Series, with Ellora’s Cave coming some time in 2014. This series features ménage situations for a race of people…who aren’t quite like anything I’ve ever read or written. I look forward to introducing readers to their world.

Other than that, I have two stories currently out on submissions. The first is a contemporary with a hero inspired by Robert Downey Jr. (swoon) and the second is another paranormal, this one dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. All in all, lots of exciting things coming this year!!

Thanks so much for having me! These questions were fun J
And thanks so much for stopping by to play, Virginia!