Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sale on My Backlist at Phaze Books!

Now through December 31, all paperbacks and eBooks at Phaze Books are 40% off. This means you can order my entire Phaze backlist and save big. Phaze offers eBooks in a variety of formats, so you can read these books on different apps and readers. Be sure to use the code HOLIDAY when you check out.

Many of my Dareville romances are available through Phaze Books, so if you're missing some books in the series this is a great time to stock up. There's also some hot M/M and a menage or two. Don't forget to check out other great authors at Phaze, too.

As for current writing, I am still waiting to hear on two recent submissions, one F/F and one M/F with a BBW heroine. I'm 10K into another F/F story and plan to submit that one by year's end. After that, I need to re-release a few stories that came back to me, and set up another M/M print collection. Then it's off to order promo for a few events in 2014. Oh, and I have to bake Christmas cookies before Christmas ends. I'll find the time, I swear.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, if you celebrated. I'd like to host a Christmas giveaway while I'm online, too, so we'll see how that goes.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Santini Christmas is now Available!

Hey, everyone! I know a lot of people wanted to know Joey and Papa's story and now you can read all about it in A Santini Christmas! And, don't miss out on the WEEKLONG Blog CONTEST where a 100.00 GC will be awarded EVERY DAY!


Special pricing for preorders and the first week of release! 

The USA Today Bestselling series is back! 
Join the Santinis as they gather together not for the joy of the season, but in crisis. One major event throws everything they hold dear into jeopardy, rallying the Santini brothers to support them mother and thrusting Joey back to the memories of when she and Papa first fell in love. 

Joey Antonio doesn’t have time for men. Her focus is on saving money for art school. She definitely doesn’t need some jarhead Romeo bothering her. True, every time they run into each other she finds herself more attracted to him—not to mention the kisses he steals are becoming addictive. Still, no matter how sexy the Marine is, she isn’t a woman who is willing to risk her heart. 

Stewart Santini, known to everyone as Papa, is convinced Joey is the woman for him. Sexy, smart and tough—exactly how he likes his women. He finds himself falling even before he knows what hit him…but there is one problem: Joey is willing to share her bed, but not her life. 

Papa knows Joey is surprised when he agrees to a casual affair, but he has other plans. This is one Marine who will battle to win the most precious thing in the world to him: Joey Antonio’s heart. 

The Santinis 

Semper Fi Marines (the popular spin off from the Santinis) 
Tease Me 

Coming in 2014 
Tempt Me 
Touch Me 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Release and an Awesome Giveaway!

Hello, Leigh Ellwood here. I'm busy planning for AAD 2014, but in the meantime I have a new book out under my other name. I am pleased to announce that Kat's latest book, Killing the Kordovas is available for sale in eBook!

Buy now! Kindle ~ NOOK ~ OmniLit ~ Smashwords

WARNING: This book contains rough language, spoilers for a possible sequel to Judy Blume’s Blubber, suggested lyrics for the theme to Sanford and Son, and one very mixed-up romance author.

Words come easily to writer Danni Hewitt. If only success did the same. The news of America’s latest reality sweetheart inking a major book deal sends Danni spiraling into depression, to the point where the idea of soothing her jealousy with a murderous rampage appeals to her.

Of course, this requires getting close enough to Krystal Kordova and her family to draw blood, something Danni achieves when she manages to land a job as Krystal’s ghostwriter.

Is the pen deadlier than the sword? Stick with Danni and find out.

To celebrate my release, I'm giving away a Kindle Paperwhite and select books to get one lucky reader started! I've asked some friends to donate an eBook each to the cause - you'll meet  them later this week. For now, enter to win the giveaway below, and good luck!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cover Reveal: Picture Her Bound by Sidney Bristol

November 19th an original boxed set of erotic romance novellas set in New Orleans will ring in the New Year, covered in ink and dripping in sexy good times.

Midnight Ink will also be the start of a brand new BDSM series from me—Sidney Bristol. Set against the bayou, these are stories of those who walk the dangerous line between the law and their natural, darker inclinations. These will be stories with suspense, action and one heck of a fun time, because consent is sexy.

Picture Her Bound

She's a police officer desperate enough to break the rules. He's the bounty hunter standing between her and ruin. Picture Her Bound--the first book in the brand new Bayou Bound series from Sidney Bristol--a story of right, wrong and binding pleasures. 

Officer Odalia Fouchaeux is a desperate woman. Incriminating photographs of her after-hours job as a fetish model have been stolen and she's willing to break rules to get them back. Standing in her way? The very dominant bounty hunter Jacques Savoy. 

Jacques has been watching out for Officer Foucheaux. He wants her safe from harm as much as he desires her body, her soul—and her submission. Odalia’s in trouble and struggling to walk the line of the law. His solution? Work together to find out who stole her pictures, what the thief wants and how to stop them. And if they find a pleasure unlike any other along the way, well, laissez les bons temps rouler.

Let the good times roll.

Add Picture Her Bound on Goodreads.

The first sneak peek into the Bayou Bound world…
Odalia bent and picked something off—

Oh. That.

She turned, holding up the glossy magazine, one brow arched.

A woman, her, sat on a white box, wearing a pair of lace panties that were see-through. One arm was planted on the box, while the other held her hair up. The way her back was arched, the camera caught a glimpse of her breast, but the eye was captured by a vivid black and gray tattoo stretching over her back and down her hip. It was a mural of New Orleans history, so detailed he expected the gator on her side to open its jaws and snap at him. One of the articles was about the rebounding of the alternative lifestyle in the city after Hurricane Katrina.

Odalia’s skin coloring was perfect for such a tattoo. Jacques had asked her outright about her lineage, and it turned out to be a fascinating mix that created the most beautiful canvas. Her mixed-heritage of Spanish, French and Native American descent created a light, warm, sienna tone for the art.

The only thing about the photograph he hadn’t liked was that Odalia’s face was turned away. It was sexy, but he didn’t feel a connection to it without her eyes.

“I told you I recognized you.” She was a hard person to miss at the dungeon. Attractive, physically fit and responsive, he’d seen her with a variety of play partners, but never collared.

“It’s a good shot.”

He glanced at the cover and he wondered what she thought of it now.

“Odalia?” Jacques rose and walked across the loft to her. He took the magazine from her and tossed it back onto the coffee table, next to all his other tattoo and gun magazine subscriptions.

She dropped her chin, staring at his chest. He’d observed Odalia in many states, and never had she seemed this disheartened or depressed. She was spitfire and gin, a Molotov Cocktail in human form. He itched to shake some sense into her. The world wasn’t going to end because of a few pictures.

Jacques reached around her, wrapped her long, glossy hair around his hand and yanked her head back. She gasped. He felt her switch into submissive mode as one might feel the change in air pressure before a storm. It was a palpable thing. Her body softened, bowing toward him and her eyes dilated. She grasped the front of his shirt, fisting it in both hands.

The sweet zing of chemistry flashed between them. He’d sensed it during the photo shoot as he’d bound her, positioned her body and when she posed, she seemed to do so for him, not the camera. But now, outside the bounds of professionalism, he couldn’t help but stare at her lips and wonder, again, what did they feel like? How would she kiss?

She licked her lips and shifted her weight forward.

It would be so easy to take her mouth.

“Boo, I’m going to let go of you, and we’re going to talk about this for a minute, then we’ll figure out how to find the camera. Feel me?”

She flattened her hands against his chest. “Yup.”

Sassy possede’.

Jacques released her and took a step back. She swayed, but remained where she was. They stared at each other, breathing in time.

It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life.  She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Bookie Awards ballot is LIVE!

The 2014 Bookie Awards ballot has opened and it's now time to vote! Please be advised that you MUST select a nominee for each listed category in order for your ballot to be accepted.

Polls close on October 27th. Don't delay!

Good luck to all of the nominees.

Happy voting!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Sexy New Contemporary Series from #AAD Featured Author Heather Long

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Releases February, 2014

The Martini Sisterhood—five women bonded by the ties of friendship, supporting each other through challenges of surviving love, and loss.  For these women, life can change on a whimsical dare and a Magic Eight Ball…

She’s good at sorting out professional messes…

Accountant Zip Crenshaw spends so much time on spreadsheets that’s she’s forgotten what it’s like to be between the sheets. During her weekly cocktail hour with the girls, they consult a Magic Eight Ball about her crush on bartender Tony. When the toy advises her to go for it, Zip dares to color outside the lines and go after the man who heats her dreams… 

He’s in the middle of a personal trial…

Tony Giordano enjoys Friday nights above all others, because it’s the one night a week he’s sure to see the sexy accountant and her friends. Having long since resigned Zip to the look, but don’t touch category, he’s blown away by her invitation.  Tony's always been a planner but with his custody battle looming, he's not prepared for the effect she has on him…

One night leaves them both shaken…

What began as a whimsical dare quickly turns passionate, but is an unquenchable desire—and a Magic Eight Ball’s advice—enough for these two planners to risk happily ever after on?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Announcing the 2014 Bookie Awards Nominees!


Each year, we get TONS of nominees, but only some make the cut.

This is how we do it…

 ~ Any ballot that has less than 15 individual noms gets cut.

 ~ Any ballot that has the SAME author through the entire thing gets cut.

 ~Any identical ballots get cut, especially if they are consecutive in a row.

 ~ Any categories that don’t have enough noms get cut.

 Nominations that were counted were ones with two or more ballot noms for an author or book. Please bear all of this in mind when the nominations go out.

Once the ballot is ready for voting, we’ll post the link on both Facebook and the AAD blog.

Congrats to all the nominees!

Anthology of the Year

Coming Together: Girl on Girl – Edited by Leigh Ellwood

Cereus: Opening by Sean Michael, BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot

Seals on Fire by Brenna Zinn, Nicole Austin, Samantha Cayto, Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer, Cerise DeLand and Regina Carlysle

O Come All Ye Kinky by Jane Davitt, Kim Dare, Joey W. Hill, Ava March, Katie Porter, Elyan Smith, Alexa
Snow, LA Witt and Sara Franz


Author of the Year

Joey W. Hill

Melissa Schroeder

BA Tortuga

Desiree Holt

Tiffany Reisz

Bianca D’Arc


Author Website of the Year

Melissa Schroeder

Joey W. Hill

Kallypso Masters

Sean Michael

Dannika Dark


Best Couple in a Romance Novel

Sirus & Gwen – Something Darker by S.A. Price

Max & Janet – Willing Sacrifice by Joey W. Hill

Braxton & Camiela – Silent Tears by Lacie Nation

Markus & Sebastian – Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga

Troy & Lauren – Feel the Heat by Desiree Holt


Best Cover

Giving up the Ghost by S.A. Price

A Fistful of Dreams by Heather Long

Silent Tears by Lacie Nation

Gravity by Dannika Dark

Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga

Nailed by Desiree Holt


Best Fictional World

The Dark-Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mixed Breeds by Julia Talbot

Fevered Hearts by Heather Long

New Species by Laurann Dohner

Knights of the Boardroom by Joey W. Hill


Best Hero

Micah Kane – Micah & Mrs. Miller by Heather Long

Brax Godfry – Silent Tears by Lacie Nation

Brett – Alpha Call by BA Tortuga

Blake Massey – Soul Dreams by Desiree Holt

Damian – Nobody’s Perfect by Kallypso Masters

Best Heroine

Jo Miller – Micah & Mrs. Miller by Heather Long

Cameila DeLuca – Silent Tears by Lacie Nation

Nikki Trian – Suddenly Beautiful by Boone Brux

Wendy – Alpha Call by BA Tortuga

Amy Stark – Buck Naked by Desiree Holt

Maggie Cisco – Tucker’s Fall by Eliza Gayle           


Best Villain

Harrison Miller – Micah & Mrs. Miller by Heather Long

The Lunar Queen – Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Jack Michaels – Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga

Terrell Garrison – Touch Saga by Airicka Phoenix

Kurt Olberman – Feel the Heat by Desiree Holt


Biggest Friend to Romance

S.A. Price

Miranda Grissom

Joy Harris

Joey W. Hill


Blog of the Year

Joyfully Reviewed

Two Lips Reviews

Riverina Romantics

The Book Nympho

Maryse’s Book Blog


Contemporary Novel of the Year

Pick Your Pleasure by Janyne Rylon

Willing Sacrifice by Joey W. Hill

Silent tears by Lacie Nation

Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga

The Boss by Abigail Barnette

Personal Assistant by Cara North


Contemporary Short Story of the Year

Marine with Benefits by Heather Long

Tucker’s Fall by Eliza Gayle

Leonardo by Melissa Schroeder

Adding to the Collection by BA Tortuga

Reunited by Cara North


Cover Artist of the Year

Stella Price

Dannika Dark

Sour Cherry Designs

BS Clay

Kendra Egert

S. Carpenter Cover Design


Cross Genre Novel of the Year

Plan Witch from Out of Town by Heather Long

Suddenly Beautiful by Boone Brux

Giving up the Ghost by S.A. Price

Wicked as She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson         

What She Wants by BA Tortuga


Ebook Only Short Story of the Year

First Exposure by Elizabeth Naughton

Fever for Three by Julia Talbot

Fated by Carly Phillips


Erotic Romance Novel of the Year

Taken by a Vampire by Joey W. Hill

A Little Harmless Fantasy by Melissa Schroeder

Willing Sacrifice by Joey W. hill

What She Wants by BA Tortuga

The Boss by Abigail Barnett

Feel the Heat by Desiree Holt

Complete Me by J. Kenner

Erotica Novel of the Year

Scandalous Wish by Ann Mayburn

Taken by a Vampire by Joey W. hill

Vanilla on Top by CJ Ellison

Beaten by Sean Michael

Nobody’s Perfect by Kallypso Master


Fantasy Novel of the Year

Wicked as they Come by Delilah S. Dawson

Possessed by Desire by Elizabeth Naughton

Plan Witch from Out of Town by Heather Long


Fantasy Short Story of the Year

Frost by Taryn Kincaid

Flying with Dragons by Sean Michael

Kiss of Venom by Jennifer Estep              


GLBT Novel of the Year

Strength of the Pack by Kendall McKenna

Sweet Young Thang by Anne Tenino

Lover at Last by JR Ward

Fighting Addiction by BA Tortuga


GLBT Short Story of the Year

A Marine Affair by Heather Long

Love comes in Darkness by Andrew Grey

The Haunted Heart: Winter by Josh Lanyon

Hitched by Sean Michael


Historical Novel of the Year

Wedding in Sin by Jade Lee

Taming the Wild Highlander by Terry Spear

Big Blue Sky by Hildie McQueen

Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice by Michelle Pillow


MC/IR Novel of the Year

Guarding Hope by Ann Mayburn

A Little Harmless Fantasy by Melissa Schroeder

Sinful by Marie Rochelle              

The Good Fight by Andrew Grey

Menage of the Year

Taken by a Vampire by Joey W. Hill

A Little Harmless Fantasy by Melissa Schroeder

What She Wants by BA Tortuga

Dragon Storm by Bianca D’Arc

Chloe’s Double Draw by Fiona Archer


Most Accessible Author

Heather Long

Joey W. Hill

BA Tortuga

Kallypso masters

Jayne Rylon


New Adult Novel of the Year

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Giving up the Ghost by S. A. Price

Bittersweet by Dallas Coleman

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder


New Adult Series of the Year

Forevermore Series by Scarlett Dawn

13 Shades of Red by S.A. Price

The Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle


Online Community of the Year

Joey W Hill Fan Forum/JWH Connection

Harmless Addicts

Evernight Readers Group


Two Lips Reviews


Paranormal Romance Novel of the Year

Darkness Avenged by Alexandra Ivy

A Fistful of Dreams by Heather Long

Show White the Demon Huntress by Kerrianne Coombes

Slade by Bianca D’Arc

Dark Wolf by Kate Douglas


Paranormal Short Story of the Year

Levet by Alexandra Ivy

Into the Spotlight by Heather Long

Closer by Dannika Dark

Desires of a Dark Lord by Jae Lynne Davies


Publisher of the Year

Ellora’s Cave

Secret Cravings Publishing

Evernight Publishing

Torquere Press

Samhain Publishing

Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year

Silent Tears by Lacie Nation

Shadows and Silk by Liliana Hart

Feel the Heat by Desiree Holt

Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden


Series of the Year

The Vampire Queen Series by Joey W. Hill

The Phoenix Agency by Desiree Holt

Eternal Guardians by Elizabeth Naughton

Hot Rods by Jayne Rylon


Shifter Non-Wolf Novel of the Year

Tiger Magic by Jennifer Ashley

Rocky by Bianca D’Arc

Savage Hunger by Terry Spear

A Tiger’s Claim by Lia Davis


Shifter Short Story of the Year

Craving More by Brandy Walker

Forgiveness by Carrie Ann Ryan

Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reuss

The Sweetest Mercy by Amanda Bonilla


Single Author Anthology of the Year

Always a Marine Volume 2 by Heather Long

Mythological Messes Redux by Tilly Greene

Powertools by Jayne Rylon

Vampire Novel of the Year

Darkness Avenged by Alexandra Ivy

The Vampire’s Reflection by Shayne Leighton

Taken by a Vampire by Joey W. Hill

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

Blood Moon by Jae Lynne Davies


Vampire Short Story of the Year

Levet by Alexandra Ivy

Vampire Mine by Aline Hunter

Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye


Werewolf Novel of the Year

Shattered Emotions by Carrie Ann Ryan

Wolf Hills by Bianca D’Arc

Testing Fate by Belinda Boring

A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear  


Western Romance Novel of the Year

Micah and Mrs. Miller by Heather Long

Two Times as Hot by Cat Johnson

Big Blue Sky by Hildie McQueen

Sacred Waters by Lydia Michaels

One Night with a Cowboy by Cat Johnson

Kissin’ Tell by Lorelei James

Young Adult Novel of the Year

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

The Elite by Kiera Cass

Echo by Amanda Clay

Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Assension of Evil by Ciara Knight

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep


Young Adult Short Story of the Year

The Prince by Kiera Cass

Descent by Cameo Renae

Ethereal by Alivia Anders

Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep