All the Teacher’s Valentines by N.J. Adel ~Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology Author Spotlight Interview @nj_adel #romancereaders #sweetromance #reverseharem #whychooseromance #twinbrotheromance #tabooromance #virginromance #bookboyfriend #romancereads #anthology #collection #holidayromance

Blurb:


I’ve never had a Valentine’s Day date.

And I’m a twenty-five-year-old virgin.

Laugh at me all you want, but I truly believe I’m cursed. Otherwise why do all my boyfriends break up with me right before Valentine’s Day? Or when it’s time for that third date?

This year is no different, except when I have a meltdown at the mall, screaming to the world how I think I can be very good in bed if someone actually gives me a chance, a man, Kyle, tells me his cousin Zach can help me with my…issue. The only thing I have to do is go on a fake date with Zach to Kyle’s wedding.

I agree, but when I go to his house, I discover Zach is my student’s hot single parent’s twin. And when I’m snowed in with the three Beastly hunks for the holiday, scorching secrets unravel and threaten to tear us all apart.

Could I finally have my Valentine’s Day date and eventually lose my V-card to one of these three gorgeous men? Or will this holiday leave me more cursed than I’ve ever been?

 
Where can readers find All The Teacher’s Valentines?
Available exclusively in the Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology
Grab your 99cent copy!
 
Universal Link: http://mybook.to/STC
 
Sweeter than chocolate and hotter than your heart’s desire. 
 
Celebrate the day of love with sixteen sweet and spicy stories from some of your favorite USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. Brimming with love, passion, and angst, this anthology will satisfy your sweet tooth, set your heart on fire, and leave you yearning for more. 
 
So tear into your favorite box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pour a glass of wine, and start reading for some decadent, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine-themed romances.
 
 
Author Interview
 

Hello and welcome, readers! We have N.J. Adel here with us today. N.J., Thanks for visiting us.

Always a pleasure. Thank you for having me.



How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

A writer since I was eight. I was obsessed with Power Rangers and MG adventures in general, so I wrote my own. It got published in the school magazine. But I didn’t revisit that passion till recently. Several of my short non Romance stories have been published under a different name, and I published my first full length last July.



Tell us about your title featured in: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology.

All the Teacher’s Valentines is a sweet, contemporary reverse harem novella. It features a virgin teacher, three potential dates, and one hot proposition.



How did you come up with the storyline?

The teacher theme has started with my newest series All the Teacher’s Pets. Two full length standalones have been released so far, and three more coming this year. I wanted to write something related to that bestselling reverse harem series, yet different to fit the Valentine’s Day mood. The series is paranormal with extra steam, yet All the Teacher’s Valentines is contemporary and sweet. Depends on the success and feedback I’ll get for that one, I’ll decide if I’ll extend it to a full length that is maybe not too sweet lol. 



What inspires you to write?

Anything. A dream, a feeling, a song, a book of another author…



What is your favorite genre to read?

Dystopian, vampires, psycho drama, femdom steam…



What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about outside of writing?

Chocolate lol…ok, seriously, it’s my old job. I used to teach at college. There has been nothing more satisfying for me than standing in a lecture room.



When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Watching movies, lots and lots of them. Listening to rock music. Spending time with my husband and daughter fishing and doing beach activities.



Tell us about your other books.

I write contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and historical spicy romance. Generally, I write in reverse harem and motorcycle club sub genres, but I dabble in straight contemporary romance as well. Her Royal Harem is a femdom reverse harem erotic historical romance that’s very dear to my heart. Seratis is an Egyptian Goddess reverse harem fantasy that I plan to finish the second half of this year. Nine Minutes complete motorcycle club trilogy is a dark and gritty series that tears me apart every time I come close to it. And finally, my latest series of interconnected standalones, All the Teacher’s Pets has vampires, werewolves, unusual shifters, faes, dragons, motorcycle club bad boys and paranormal prisoners, and all the sexy spicy teacher/student, twins, brothers and brother’s best friends taboos. There’s something for everyone.



Where can readers find you?

Newsletter: http://lunacampaign.com/em/lists/nj899n5oke96c/subscribe

Instagram: http://instagram.com/n.jadel

FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/njadel.royalvault

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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/njadel

Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/NJ_Adel

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/author.n.j.adel

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nj_adel

Website: http://njadelbooks.com

About the Author: 



N. J. Adel, the author of All the Teacher’s Pets, Her Royal Harem, Seratis and I Hate You then I Love You series, is a cross genre author. From chocolate to books and book boyfriends, she likes it DARK and SPICY.

Bikers, rock stars, dirty Hollywood heartthrobs, smexy guards and men who serve. She loves it all.

She is a loather of cats and thinks they are Satan’s pets. She used to teach English by day and write fun smut by night with her German Shepherd, Leo. Now, she only writes the fun smut.

 

Love, Creativity & Magick by Kiki Howell ~Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology Author Spotlight Interview @KikiHowell7 #romancereaders #witches #magic #vampires #pnr #bookboyfriend #paranormalromance #romancereads #anthology #collection #holidayromance #spicyromreads



Blurb:


All acts of magick take on shades of gray in the end. Especially for Emma, one of four, female witches, who, by birthright, belongs in the social circles of the privileged, upper ten thousand in London. Yet, by rumor of the unknown and the misunderstood, she stands apart, cut by her peers along with her cousins.



Most of their nights at parties and balls were spent creating a magickal comedy of errors. Nowhere was the color of steam more evident than helping the uptight aristocracy side step their fastidious standards. Only, this year, Emma is not quite sure what is happening to her. Something dark and seductive, something not of this world, is luring her, possessing her, and she has no comprehension of what, or who, the presence really is.



When he does finally show his face, and she feels him to be a nightwalker, she must fear not only the threat he poses to her blood and to the magick he can suck from her, but also the danger he poses to her heart.



To complicate matters further, his propositions are as exciting as they are scandalous. When Valentine’s Day rolls around, a secret is revealed, leaving her even more unsure of her future.

  
 
Where can readers find Love,
Creativity & Magick
?
Available exclusively in the Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology
Grab your 99cent pre-order copy!
 
Universal Link: http://mybook.to/STC
 
Sweeter than chocolate and hotter than your heart’s desire. 
 
Celebrate the day of love with sixteen sweet and spicy stories from some of your favorite USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. Brimming with love, passion, and angst, this anthology will satisfy your sweet tooth, set your heart on fire, and leave you yearning for more. 
 
So tear into your favorite box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pour a glass of wine, and start reading for some decadent, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine-themed romances.
 
 
Author Interview
 

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Kiki Howell here with us today. Kiki, Thanks for visiting us.

Thank you for having me. I’m excited to be here!



How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

Well, I received my first publishing contract in 2007, but I have been “writing” per say since I can remember, back when people used to read me books and I would change them in my head later on. I finally grew up enough to think, hey maybe I should write one myself. 



Tell us about your title featured in: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology.

Oh, it was so much fun to write, regency set, vampire and witch along with a healthy dose of steampunk with some spice added to the mix of genres!



How did you come up with the storyline?

I wanted to write a regency set steampunk, set out with a witch as my main character, as usual, then went with some what if questions. I somehow became intrigued by the idea that the vampire could harm her in more than the usual ways.



What inspires you to write?

Depends. All kinds of things from exploring old lore to a way to deal with a real life situation. Given I write paranormal, no one ever knows when I’m working out something from real life. Writing truly is therapy for me!



What is your favorite genre to read?

I actually split my time between darker paranormal to horror, like I write, to what I call “break times” where I read sweet romances. I do the same with movies. 



What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about outside of writing?

I’m also a yoga teacher, another means of therapy for me. I love to offer people ways to deal with the stress in their lives. 



When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Wow, that is a long list: time with friends and family, reading (for pleasure and research), hiking, making homemade stuff with essential oils, yoga, knitting, binge watching TV, and on and on the list goes. I have too many hobbies. 



Tell us about your other books.

One of my favorite recent books is titled “Whiskey & Witchcraft.” Another one that was a lot of fun to write. My first true bad boy main character in a full novel, that at points in writing it I wasn’t even sure I could redeem. 



Where can readers find you?

Mainly all information is on my Website http://www.kikihowell.com/or I spend too much time playing on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kikihowell



About the Author: 



Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She then followed in a Master’s program in Creative Writing.



“After a long break having my boys, I finally just had to write again. And, as soon as I gave the stories the space, they entered it. It’s both awesome and humbling to find the words in my mind become characters on a page and create their lives.”



She has now had over fifty stories published between eleven different publishers.  She could not be more thrilled or grateful to see her creations polished and out in the real world. Please look around. Although, a bit of caution, most of her stories tend to hang out on the graphically sexy side of town.



In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder. She’s also had three flash fiction stories win writing contests. Since the fall of 2013, she’s had three novels – Hidden Salem, Salem’s Revenge, and What Lies Within Us – hit Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers Lists in several categories like Paranormal, Suspense, Ghosts, Gothic Fiction, and Occult Horror. Most recently, the second in her Salem Series, Salem’s Revenge, hit the Top 10 on Amazon in Witch & Wizard Thrillers. In October of 2017, Kiki hit the USA Today Bestsellers List.



In a different vein, in March 2015, Kiki coordinated and edited her first charity anthology, We Go On, with all proceeds going to veteran’s charities. She’s also published a children’s book. 



Kiki resides in the Midwest with her incredibly handsome and talented, singer/songwriter husband and two children. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her family, reading, watching tv or knitting.

 

One Great Love by Gina Azzi ~Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology Author Spotlight Interview @gina_azzi #onegreatlove #findingloveinscotland #keiraandlachlan #valentinesdaylove #sweetromance #contemporaryromance #valentinesdayromance #secondchance #lovestory #secondchancelove #contemporary #romancereads #anthology #collection #holidayromance #spicyromreads

 

Blurb:
Four years ago, Lachlan Begay moved to London and broke my heart.

Despite my best efforts, I never truly moved on. 

Every time Lach visits Scotland, we fall back into old patterns that result in new hurts.

My hurts.

Now, my heart is breaking for a different reason.

Preparing my nanna’s final Valentine’s Day gala at our family farm, the last person I need twisting my emotions is Lachlan.

But here he is, setting me on fire with a single glance. 

This time, he swears he’s mine.

This time, he promises me a future.

This time, he says all the words I’ve been waiting years to hear.

The only problem? 

I don’t believe him. 

 
 
Where can readers find One Great Love?
Available exclusively in the Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology
Grab your pre-order copy for 99 cents, but only for a limited time!
 
Universal Link: http://mybook.to/STC
 
Sweeter than chocolate and hotter than your heart’s desire. 
 
Celebrate the day of love with sixteen sweet and spicy stories from some of your favorite USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. Brimming with love, passion, and angst, this anthology will satisfy your sweet tooth, set your heart on fire, and leave you yearning for more. 
 
So tear into your favorite box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pour a glass of wine, and start reading for some decadent, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine-themed romances.
 
 
Author Interview
 

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Gina Azzi here with us today. Gina, Thanks for visiting us.

Hi there! Thanks for having me.



How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

 I’ve been writing since I was a little kid, making up short stories and plays for my friends to act out. In 2011, I started taking writing classes in New York City for fun and to meet other writers. When I moved abroad in 2012, I continued the courses online and began expanding a piece of flash fiction into my first novel, Corner of Ocean and Bay. In 2015, I moved to Dubai and learned I was pregnant with my first daughter. That’s when I began self-publishing and never looked back!



Tell us about your title featured in: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology.

One Great Love is a sweet and spicy second chance romance set in Scotland. It’s a novella focused on acceptance and forgiveness between Lachlan and Keira, college sweethearts with a complicated past. 



How did you come up with the storyline?

One Great Love is a novella spinoff from the Finding Love in Scotland Series! So the second chance romance aspect was quite natural and part of Lachlan’s story from One Last Chance and This Time Around!



What inspires you to write?

Everything! My family, my friends, articles I read and movies I watch. So many different ideas and storylines fill my head, especially when a particular issue interests me, and then I can’t not write. 



What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance! I love the marriage of convenience trope and military romance. 



What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about outside of writing?

Traveling! I love the adventure of going to new places, trying new things, and meeting new people. I search the internet for destinations and flights the way my friends check out home décor! 



When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Be with my family. My kids are at super fun ages where I get to enjoy all their imagined games and act like a kid myself. We love Friday night pizza parties, Sunday brunch, and all the spontaneous dance parties. 



Tell us about your other books.



I have three interconnected series out with a new, super angsty duet releasing in Spring.

The Kane Brothers, starting with Rescuing Broken, is a second-chance military romance that will introduce you to the hot and charming Kane boys. 



The College Pact series has four sports romances featuring resilient heroines. Start with The Last First Game for an unexpected love between a sexy, football God and the medical intern he falls for!



Finding Love in Scotland is all about second chances set in Edinburgh. Begin with One Last Chance (and meet Daisy Kane from The Kane Brothers!)



Corner of Ocean and Bay — my first novel — is a YA romance about first loves and friendship. 



Keep an eye out for The Regret Duet, kicking off with Broken Lies, in March 2020!



Where can readers find you?

Connect with me here: 



Website: https://www.ginaazzi.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gina_azzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginaazziauthor

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gb346806

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gina_azzi

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GinaAzziGoodreads

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/gina-azzi

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/gina_azzi



About the Author: 



Gina Azzi writes Contemporary Romance with relatable, genuine characters experiencing real life love, friendships, and obstacles. She is the author of The Kane Brothers Series, Finding Love in Scotland Series, The College Pact Series, and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones. 



A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She’s a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Connect with her through www.ginaazzi.com.


Dancing With The Enemy by Vicki Green ~Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology Author Spotlight Interview @rileyks3 #SteamyRomance #ContemporaryRomance #MasqueradeBall #Romance #ValentinesRomance #MustRead2020 #SexyRomance #Mysterious #contemporary #romancereads #anthology #collection #holidayromance #spicyromreads

 

Blurb:
A man who lost his heart.
Punished himself for things beyond his control.
Blame.
Guilt.
A charity masquerade ball on Valentine’s Day.
A mysterious woman intrigues him.
She becomes his conquest. 
Someone to make him forget.
But at what cost?
 
 
Where can readers find Dancing With The Enemy?
Available exclusively in the Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology
Grab your pre-order copy for 99 cents, but only for a limited time!
 
Universal Link: http://mybook.to/STC
 
Sweeter than chocolate and hotter than your heart’s desire. 
 
Celebrate the day of love with sixteen sweet and spicy stories from some of your favorite USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. Brimming with love, passion, and angst, this anthology will satisfy your sweet tooth, set your heart on fire, and leave you yearning for more. 
 
So tear into your favorite box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pour a glass of wine, and start reading for some decadent, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine-themed romances.
 
 
Author Interview
 

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Vicki Green here with us today. Vicki, Thanks for visiting us.

Thank you for having me.



How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I published my first book in 2013. I’d been having a dream for about a year and came home one day after work and decided to write it down on a Word document. I kept adding to it and showed it to a Blogger friend. She told me to keep writing. She wanted to know what was going to happen next. So, I did. That became my first book! While I was writing, an idea came to me for the next book in the series. I published the second book that same year.





Tell us about your title featured in: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology.

Dancing with the Enemy. The song that inspired my story is Dancing with a Stranger, but I couldn’t use that due to it being the songs title. As the story progressed, Dancing with the Enemy became more suited. 



How did you come up with the storyline?

As I said earlier, I’d been hearing Dancing with a Stranger on the radio a lot. Visions became more and more clear as I wrote the story. Mysterious. Intriguing. The song really helped guide me. 



What inspires you to write?

Pictures. A song. It’s really odd sometimes when an idea will hit me. Once, I was brushing my teeth, listening to the radio. A song came on and a story idea came right away. 



What is your favorite genre to read?

Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense, and Romantic Comedy. I guess that’s why I love to write those genres.



What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about outside of writing?

My family. My husband and my two sons. Oh! And, our 3 dogs. Also, we have friends in a band, and I LOVE to dance! We go see them almost every month, when we can. I am very passionate about dancing.



When you are not writing, what do you like to do?

Dancing with my husband and hanging out with our friends. Spending time with our boys, as much as I can. Our youngest son moved out over a year ago so I don’t get to see him as often. Our oldest son just got a new job where he works nights so our time with him has become more limited as well. 



Tell us about your other books.

Well, I have 26 books published. Country Romance, Romance, Romance Suspense and Romantic Comedy. Four series and a few standalones. 



Where can readers find you?

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/VickiGreenAuthor

Twitter:  @rileyks3 – https://twitter.com/rileyks3

Goodreads Author:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7112966.Vicki_Green

Instagram: @vickigreenauthor – https://www.instagram.com/vickigreenauthor/

Readers group – Greens Gabbers – https://www.facebook.com/groups/329727787210554/

Newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/bUQ5gL

Website:  https://vickigreen3.wixsite.com/vickigreenauthor

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Green/e/B00F2ZA9L8

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/vicki-green





About the Author: 

Best selling Author of Contemporary Romance, Romance Suspense, and Romantic Comedy, Vicki lives in Kansas, spending her time with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she loves dancing with her husband, seeing their friends band, and hanging out at home with her family and furbabies.




 

#COVERREVEAL #FUTURISTICROMANCE #SCIFIROMANCE

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I have really  neglected  my blog.  I didn’t realize it had been so long.  I shifted my focus more to the whole newsletter thing.  If you don’t subscribe to my newsletter, I just sent one out today.  It had links to my free book, a couple of .99 books, and I’m giving away a signed paperback. 

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I have been writing like crazy the last few months.  I have a new release coming out May 9, 2019.  It is book 1 and 2 in the Heroes of Neoma series.  It’s being released under a new pen name, Sheridan Knight.  Book 1 is the previously released Charm Him, Disarm Him.  I fast at work on book 3.

Here’s the blurb for book 2:

Phaedra is a New Society female on their planet Nysa.  She has one purpose, and it’s to service assignment soldiers for one month in whatever capacity they desire. Alistair is her doctor, and when he makes a life-changing decision for her, she feels nothing but anger and betrayal for the man.
Alistair is a slovenly, unattractive doctor whose job is to enhance the females to appeal and appease the New Society soldiers.  He sedates and forces Phaedra to leave for the desecrated and disease-ridden Earth, followed by transport to Neoma, the frozen, death planet. His plan was to save her from a life of servitude and offer her a freedom she wouldn’t have had.
But all isn’t as it seems.  And when Phaedra learns to see and trust with her heart and not her eyes, she will risk not only her life, but the life of the man she wants to share it with. Is Alistair strong enough to save them both? Is she willing to trust the feelings that are forming between them?
This is book two in the Heroes of Neoma Collection. It can be read as a standalone but may be better enjoyed if read in order.

 

I have a #newrelease today, and I’m featuring Stella Moore and her book, Daddy’s Perfect Princess.

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First, I will mention that this is another beautiful Blushing Books cover.

Perfection comes in all sizes.

Blurb:

Left humiliated and heartbroken by the man she’d planned to marry, Mindy Kirkman goes on a mission to get the best revenge (body) she can. Her plans take an unexpected turn when she falls hard for sexy personal trainer, Fox Washburn. But Mindy’s quest for revenge takes her down a dangerous path. Will she sabotage her happiness with Fox? Or will she finally accept that perfection comes in all sizes?

Purchase Links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2MQZTY/

Fox took her hand again and led her through a door to his bedroom. She felt like she was walking on clouds. Was this actually happening? Was she really about to get a spanking, not just for fun or role playing, but an honest to goodness discipline spanking?

Fox led her to a bare corner of his bedroom and turned her to face the wall. “Hands on your head.” She quickly complied with the gruff order, and her heart tripped over itself when she felt his fingers in the waistband of her leggings.

“Fox,” she trailed off, unsure of what she wanted to say next.

“They’re coming down, little girl. We already talked about this.”

“Yes, I know, it’s just,” she was mortified to hear the tears in her voice, “I don’t want you to see me. I’m not, you know.”

“I don’t know. Not what, Melinda?”

“I’m not skinny like the girls you’re used to!” she blurted out, tears blurring her vision. “And thank God for that.”

Of all the answers she’d prepared herself for, that hadn’t even been on the radar. “What?”

He leaned down, his breath tickling her ear as he spoke. “I love the way you look. I love your round bottom, your bouncy breasts, every single inch of you. I’ve had to fight to keep my hands off you since the moment you walked into my gym.”

Pinch test be damned, this was definitely a dream. “You don’t mean that,” she replied instinctively. The idea of a man finding her sexy, as she was and not as she potentially could be, was beyond her ability to comprehend.

“I’m going to let that one slide. But we have some work to do, me and you. Now, your leggings are coming down and I don’t want another word about it, or your weight, or I will take my belt to your bottom when we’re finished. Understood?”

The emotions raging inside of her robbed her ability to speak, so she simply nodded. Squeezing her eyes shut, she held her breath as he tugged her leggings and her panties to her knees. “You’re beautiful,” he murmured, one huge hand stroking her bare skin until she trembled. “But you’ll be even more beautiful with this bottom painted a nice pretty red. Stay in the corner until I call for you.”

About Stella and how to find her:

Nestled somewhere in the Southeastern United a States you can usually find Stella curled up on her couch with her tablet, a blanket (because even during a southern summer, she’s freezing) and a glass of wine. If she isn’t writing or tweaking her newest work, she’s glued to a book. Romance, suspense, thrillers, Stella loves a little bit of everything.

Other than reading, she spends her time listening to her husband play his guitar and throwing spontaneous dance parties with her two teenage daughters in the living room. When she can convince everyone else to venture outside, she loves hiking and swimming. Her husband is fairly certain she’s secretly a mermaid, as she’d live in the water if she could.

Stella has been writing spanking fiction off and on for years, but she’s just recently taken the plunge into writing full on novels. She is from the school of “write what you know”, and her husband is always willing (sometimes too willing!) to assist with any research she needs.

Follow Stella:
Instagram @author.stellam
Twitter @authorstellam

I have a story, Where I Should Be, in this anthology released today, Real Men: Silver Foxes.  I loved writing Crystal and Paul’s story.

Real Men. 
Real Lives.
Real Romance.
Younger men can be fun and exciting. But, sooner or later that appeal eventually diminishes, and women want more than just those fleeting moments of desire. 
They want something real. 
And they find themselves craving a man who can offer something more.
A man who will treat her like a lady.
A man that will leave her breathless.
Enter the world of these women who find the real men that they hunger for.
These men will give new meaning to the term silver foxes.

Blurb for my story – Where I Should Be

Some say love finds you when you least expect it.

For over twenty years, Paul has kept to the road as a long-haul truck driver more than he’s been home.  He isn’t running away from his past, he just prefers it stay where it belongs, in the past.  It’s impossible to repeat mistakes which involved others if you have no one.

Right after high-school graduation, Crystal ran off with her “bad boy” boyfriend, Derek.  She never anticipated things getting as bad as they did.  She never expected to indulge in activities she did and to wound up not only hurting herself but hating herself.  In the last year, she has decided to change her life and be a better person, but Derek finds her each time and obliterates all the effort she’s made.

Breaking free of him again, she stumbles into a truck stop and into Paul’s arms.  A man desiring only solitude, and a woman wishing to escape her life become traveling companions.  They find they not only share a physical attraction, but each discovers that together might just be where they should be.  There’s more than the obvious concern of a big age difference hindering them from pursuing their relationship, and both will need to believe in themselves as individuals and as a couple to make it work.

 

Her Match, Her Mate, Her Master by Vanessa Brooks

I am thrilled to feature a historical romance today by fellow Blushing Books author, Vanessa Brooks.  This cover intrigued me and had me wanting to know more. 

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Now that my youngest has graduated high school, and we had an awesome trip to London (her choice, my first visit, and I must say, she chose wisely) I feel like I can get back into my writing and reading.  This is on my must read list.

A headstrong English Lady who is no match for her ruggedly determined American husband!

Blurb:

A tempestuous honeymoon, shipwreck, adventure…

A shrewd, rugged American travels the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean in order to meet a beautiful, spoiled aristocratic English girl.

Adventure awaits this mismatched couple, leading Linnet to become taken by natives. Can an English rose flourish in the wilds of America?

Excerpt:

She pulled the rug up under her chin, staring warily over it with narrowed eyes, while failing to repress her shivering.

“Now what is the matter?” he asked. “Look, as much as I would like to put you over my knee and spank you soundly, which incidentally, you do very much deserve. I think we must concentrate on getting you warm, if not dry, before you catch your death from cold. Just look how wet you are!” He took hold of the blanket and pulled it away from her. “Come now, there’s a good girl, let’s get you as dry as we can,” he coaxed.

He’d intended to rub her briskly with the blanket, but when he stretched out his hand, she whipped forward and sunk her teeth deep into his wrist, drawing blood. “Yee-ouch! Why you spiteful baggage. I have a good mind to- You have been asking for this you little brat, well that’s decided it, I’m going to warm you up properly!”

Provoked beyond endurance and recalling her vicious attack upon him earlier in the evening, not to mention her ill-mannered behaviour over the past few days! He hauled Linnet across his knee, determined to teach her a much needed lesson in manners. Raising his arm he proceeded to spank her with emphasis. Her head was smothered in the wet wool rug, which hampered her struggles and muffled her cries. She managed to sink her teeth into John’s thigh, although the blanket took the worst of the bite, he jumped and gritted his teeth, compelled; he taught the English harridan a lesson she’d not soon forget.

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Author Bio:

International bestselling author Vanessa Brooks lives in Sussex England. She has a lifelong love of history, most especially English and American. She has written a couple of western tales, one notably for the Red Petticoat series which was such a huge success in America. Her Georgian series, Masterful Husbands, set in the 1700’s has also proved highly successful both sides of the Atlantic.
Vanessa’s novels are generally historically based; she has a knack of bringing an authenticity to the era in which her novels are set. Vanessa carefully researches each time period and strives to ensure that any historical facts she uses are correct.
More importantly, she likes to write an entertaining book for her readers to enjoy. She includes passion, adventure, romance and domestic discipline, de rigueur within the eras of her popular novels.