Seven #Romance authors bring you Paranormally Yours

Paranormally Yours

Seven of today’s hottest paranormal authors come together to bring you a boxed set guaranteed to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. Do shifters make you howl? Or do you prefer the bite of a vampire? Perhaps the controlling hand of a demi-god is more your style. Paranormally Yours has a story—or seven—to set your pulse racing.

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Buy Links:
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1vmECAO

Amazon.com http://amzn.to/12gXI5j

All Romance http://bit.ly/123QD7u

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1vSKTrL

 

On a Side Note…

All of these ladies are fellow Liquid Silver Books authors! LSB is being spotlighted this past week at Romance Lives Forever blog. Today is Flash Fiction Saturday. Looking for some more fun? Hop over there and see what the authors have come up with. Stories are limited to 100 words each.

I’ll be posting a story or two sometimes during the day.

#FREE contemporary #romance short story by @Eva_Lefoy

FML 600 BY 400

Free Read – a sexy BBW dance story

Today’s economy just isn’t what is used to be, and my heroine, Cassie has been out of work for over a year. Living with grandma doesn’t have many perks, and Cassie is desperate to get back on her own two feet. So desperate she’ll even try to get a job as a stripper!

She doesn’t get the job, but she does find a fresh opportunity in the arms of a professional ballroom dancer. Can he convince her she can do the job?

 

FOLLOW MY LEAD

Thanks to the economic downturn, Cassie lost her job months ago and is living with her grandmother. Desperate to get her life back on track, she applies for a job as a stripper. But Cassie is plus-sized and competition is fierce. When the skinny girls are hired, Cassie’s heartbroken. Until mysterious dark-haired dancer Joaquin shows her what her body can really do – if she’ll only follow his lead.

This short is FREE at the following outlets;

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/497551

All Romance Ebooks https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-followmylead-1689471-149.html

Coffee Time Romance http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/pubs_product_book_info/indie-authors-eva-lefoy-c-152_176/follow-my-lead-p-13229#

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/follow-my-lead-eva-lefoy/1120853965?ean=2940046435863

And hopefully it will be free at Amazon in the near future!

Enjoy!

 

Eva

 

Author Bio and Contact:

 

Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.

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Creativity and Self-identity #writing #art

I feel like creativity and self-identity go hand in hand in a vicious circle. It is kind of like the question what comes first: the chicken or the egg?

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Many people say I am an artist. Or I am an author/writer. BUT is that who you are or just what you do?

I can tell people that I am family-oriented, caring, a history buff etc. but really being an author is who I am. I feel like it is not just my job description but an important part of my identity. I wouldn’t be the same person without this bubbling creativity inside of me.

When I am not creative I get depressed. My muse feeds my soul. I haven’t written much lately a paragraph here or a page there. I keep at it though. I can’t imagine myself doing anything besides writing.

I know many fellow creative souls read my blog. Feel free to comment! How is it for you? Is creativity part of your self-identity?

My Author Experience with @LSB_lsbooks

One of my publishers Liquid Silver Books is being spotlighted on the Romance Lives Forever blog this week. I’ve shared my author experience on their post today. You can read it here. http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2014/12/ls-books-4-spotlight-on-submissions.html.

I am very pleased that Liquid Silver Books accepted my first historical romance manuscript MIDNIGHT CALLER. I’m happy to now have four historical romances with them and plan to submit more. They are a pleasure to work with.

I remember the thrill of getting my first acceptance letter and contract. Truthfully that thrill never really fades. I am excited with each new contract. It is a blessing to be able to do what I love to do. I’ve always wanted to write and now I’m an author!

I’d not only like to thank Liquid Silver Books but also my fans. Without readers my books would not find an audience and my career would not be possible.

Color of Love Blog Hop 2014 and #interracial #romance #giveaway

I am excited to be participating in the second year of the Color of Love Blog Hop. This hop promotes and supports interracial and multicultural romance.

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There are over 50 blogs participating this year! It is wonderful to see this blog hop grow and I hope it continues to do so.

Those who know me know I like to write my historical romances with a bit of color :)

As a history buff I like to study racial issues. It often adds an added complication to a happy ending, especially in historical romances. I’m never one to shy away from a challenge and the challenge of writing an interracial couple is one I enjoy.

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It is true interracial romance has been around for a while. There are lots of old Harlequin romances with interracial couples. However, they were never widely advertised as interracial romance. It was more of a hush hush let’s see how this goes thing, in my opinion. Finally, interracial romance is getting a chance to shine. Now that these relationships have become more commonplace publishers are not afraid to share what they have to offer in this genre. I’m excited that authors are publishing more interracial romances these days and that they are being so well received. The once overlooked genre has gotten a new life. Many publishers even have interracial romance category search options on their home page/shopping page.

I go a step further with this genre … or should I say a step back in time? I write historical romance which means when I have an interracial couple it throws another monkey wrench in the works. I’m not saying there wouldn’t be difficulties in a contemporary interracial romance, but in a historical it is even more scandalous. Setting my interracial couple anywhere from the Antebellum era to the late 1800s really ups the tension and I have to walk a tightrope between being historical accurate and respectful.

Based on my observations there are two main historical interracial romances: Black/White romances and Native American/White romances. My newest release Wild and Tender Care will be my first Native American/White interracial romance. I enjoyed the change of pace although many of the race issues were the same. I plan to write more Native American/White interracial romance in the future.

 

Blurb for Wild and Tender Care

wildandtendercareThe town of Big Rock, Colorado is changing its wild-west ways, and ex-madam Ida Page and new town doctor William Steere are finding it difficult to be accepted for who they are. But when these two outcasts meet, they find their rightful place in each other’s arms. Haley Whitehall burns up the pages in her hot, new historical romance, Wild and Tender Care.

Ida Page has seen the worst the west has to offer. Snubbed by the citizens of Big Rock, Colorado, ever since the town cleaned up its act and became civilized, she has tried to change with the times. No other line of work available, she became a laundress after the mayor shut down the whorehouse, but the good people will not allow her to forget her past as a shady lady. She has given up on ever being accepted, let alone falling in love, until a handsome half-breed stranger arrives in town.

After the War Between the States, William Steere has been looking for a town to build a medical practice. He answered a newspaper ad placed by the mayor of Big Rock and hopes their desperate need for a doctor will overrule their race prejudice against his half-breed status. At the Independence Day picnic, he is introduced to all the town citizens except for one woman sitting off by herself. This redhead draws him to her with merely a gaze.

 

Buy Links:

Liquid Silver Books    ~    Amazon US     ~    Amazon UK     ~    Barnes and Noble     ~    ARe

 

READY FOR THE GIVEAWAY?

Every good hop has prizes!
There are five grand prizes up for grabs in the Color of Love blog hop as well as individual prizes on many of the blogs.  Good luck!


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Grand prizes:

1st prize $50 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

2nd prize $25 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

3rd prize $15 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

4th prize $10 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

5th prize $5 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

2. Rafflecopter code for Grand Prize. Every participant needs to add it to their post

I couldn’t get the Rafflecoper code to work on my blog. Here is the link: Rafflecopter giveaway AND if you comment on my post you’ll be entered to win an e-copy of Wild and Tender Care.

 

Haley loves to connect with readers. You can find her here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HaleyWhitehall
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LightonHistory
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5752677.Haley_Whitehall
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Haley-Whitehall/e/B0078EO6CE/

The Story about my #Christmas Story – #Contemporary #Romance Excerpt

So every year since I was little I’ve tried to write a Christmas poem or a Christmas story to include in my family’s Christmas letter. I’ve missed a few years but it is something I still try to do. The lack of snow always seems to be a problem. I need snow either on the ground or falling to put me in the mood to write something Christmasy. A hot Hawaiian Christmas is not for me, lol.

I’m trying to write a contemporary Christmas romance short story this year. Think sweet Hallmark channel Christmas story. Ginger’s Man is the the sugary romance between a small town real estate agent and a handsome baker who moves into the small town to set up his own cookie shop.

I’ve been trying to catch up on publisher deadlines for editing, marketing, and trying not to let my house turn into a mess. I can’t believe it is Dec. 1st already. It has turned bitter cold and I think the snow on the ground is here to stay. So I better get busy writing on my story.

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Just for fun here is the unedited opening:

One of Ginger’s favorite things about living in Icicle Ridge, Washington was the Christmas store. Seriously what was there not to like about a store where it was Christmastime all year round? Leavenworth was a small Bavarian themed tourist town always bustling with new faces, but none of the men caught her eye. Or if they did they were already taken or only here on vacation and not interested in settling down. Last Christmas she’d written Santa. At twenty-eight most would think she was too old to write the man in the red suit, but it wouldn’t hurt. She’d tried just about everything else to get a steady boyfriend including a terrible stint of online dating. So she had asked Santa for a man before next Christmas. Now that it was September she had begun to lose faith in that miracle.

Strolling down the sidewalk, she headed for the Christmas shop. Whenever she was down that store cheered her up. The ornaments made her smile especially the kitty ones. As long as she avoided the mistletoe she’d be fine.

Stepping through the door, bells jingled announcing her presence. The smell of pine and cinnamon wafted to her nose, inviting her in. She inhaled deeply and smiled. A large plastic pickle grinned back at her. She’d always thought the idea of hiding a pickle ornament among your Christmas decorations an odd tradition, but finding it brought good luck. Would it count if she was the one to hide it and find it? She let out a small sigh. Probably not.

She didn’t want to listen to her mother make comments about her ticking biological clock over Christmas dinner again. Yes, she knew it was ticking, but that didn’t mean she was going to marry a loser. There was still time for her to find someone special. Just because he mother married straight out of high school and had four children by the time she was her age didn’t mean she had to follow the same pattern.

A loud clanging noise drew her attention. She whipped around and raced back outside, her little leather purse banging against her side. What was that? It sounded like metal on metal.

That’s when she realized the decorated window of the shop next door. “Ye Old Christmas Cookies” it proclaimed. Now that was new. Briefly she wondered what had happened to the previous vendor a natural foods store which had baked bread and other wheat free and gluten free goods. It appeared they had gone out of business. She licked her lips thinking about her favorite Christmas cookies sugar and gingerbread with icing. She preferred a cookie to a healthy piece of bread any day.

How brilliant to have a bakery next to the Christmas store. She had a sweet tooth year round. Cupping her hands around her face, she peered inside. While the sign in the window proclaimed the shop open it didn’t look like a soul was inside. Except for the crashing sound earlier.

She opened the door and sauntered over the display case. Delicious looking gingerbread men, fudge, peanut brittle, taffy and other holiday desserts made her salivate. While she regularly visited the gingerbread store in town, she had a feeling the Ye Old Christmas Cookies would give them valiant competition for her taste buds.

The question was what to order for her first cookie. As tempting as the fudge was she was ready for something sweet but not chocolately. She pushed the little bell on the counter for service and a wiry man with a beaming smile and a white apron wrapped around his muscular frame appeared from the back.

His hazel eyes boldly raked her form before he smiled and stepped behind the counter. “Can I get you something, miss?”

The way he looked at her made her tingle. No man had looked at her like that in a long time.

“I was shopping next door and I heard a terrible ruckus. Are you all right?”

His cheeks turned dark red. “I just dropped a hot cookie sheet. I’m fine.”

“I hope you didn’t ruin any of your delicious looking cookies.”

The man laughed. “I had already removed the cookies, thank goodness. It would be terrible to ruin any of them.”

Was he being sarcastic? Did it seem callous to want to rescue the cookies? She wetted her bottom lip, eyeing the case of treats to keep from ogling the baker. She probably should have asked if he’d burned his hand or something.

“I’d like a sugar cookie please. The snowman.”

The man nodded and picked up a snowman cookie with a pair of tongs and dropped it into a little white paper bag. “Is that all?”

“For today,” she said, batting her eyelashes and handing him two dollars. “My office isn’t too far away and I think I just found the perfect treats to go with my coffee.”

Cyber Monday 50% off #Ebook Sale!

50% OFF at Liquid Silver Books

Did you get an e-reader on Black Friday? Or are have you been waiting for a good book sale? Here it is!

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midnightcallerLife without love is painful, but in 1865 forbidden fruit can be deadly. When a wealthy widow decides to enjoy her new-found freedom, she puts more than her reputation on the line. An unwanted suitor means to have her, or no one will. From sizzling sex to life-threatening danger, the intrigue will keep you turning the pages of Midnight Caller, Haley Whitehall’s sizzling new romance.

 

 

 

Midnight Heat CoverAs a slave, Allison has been abused her entire life. She can only see one way out. But fate steps in and brings a handsome young man to the rescue. Can a woman with a painful past learn to trust the man who saved her from a fiery death? Haley Whitehall brings the 1800’s alive inMidnight Heat, Book 2 of her historical romance series, Moonlight Romance.

 

 

 

Midnight Kiss-CoverApril Windmire is the answer to Matt Seever’s prayers. But racial prejudice in the old South threatens to keep them apart. Haley Whitehall brings you another passionate tale in Midnight Kiss, Book 3 of her historical romance series Moonlight Romance. Sometimes love is black and white.

 

 

 

 

wildandtendercareThe town of Big Rock, Colorado is changing its wild-west ways, and ex-madam Ida Page and new town doctor William Steere are finding it difficult to be accepted for who they are. But when these two outcasts meet, they find their rightful place in each other’s arms. Haley Whitehall burns up the pages in her hot, new historical romance, Wild and Tender Care.