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Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed Blog Tour April 7-18

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If anyone is interested in being a part of my blog tour the sign up is live!!! Lots of cool prizes and such going on. There will even be one just for the BLOGGERS who sign up to post!!! So if you want to get in on the fun just click the little link at the bottom 🙂 You will also get the chance to review one or both books!!!!!

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Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed Blog Tour

 

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SAMSUNG GALAXY WINNER:

TIFFANY MEHRING

SIGNED PAPERBACK WINNER:

OLLIE MOSS

3 EBOOK WINNERS:

TERRI GOOD
E LR JONES
TIFFANY MEHRING

15 SIGNED COVER FLAT WINNERS:

DONNA REYNOLDS
JULIE WHITELEY
KATHY OSBORN
JENN OLDAKER
HOLLY LUFT-HIGHSMITH
MARY GOODMAN
TERRI COX
CHARMAINE PANTELI
EUGENE-PEGGY SALKILL
LORRIANE LILY WICKSON
KRYSTIN GILBERT
BRANDON OWENS
D’EBOOK SHARING
SHADOW KOHLER
SARA KINSELLA

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TERESA ANN RICHARDS
CHARLOTTE MCDONALD
MELANIE POLLNOW MCCLURE
KATHLYN LAU
TANYA CONWAY
AMANDA JONES
SHELLIE HEDGE
COLLEEN EVERLY
GISELLE MARCQ
LAURA NOLAN

10 SIGNED DARK INDISCRETIONS POSTCARDS:

CHRISTINA MCPHERSON-MOCK
JENNIFER WILDNER
CANDACE SWANGO
JENN ALICIA JOE
AMANDA JO JAMES
E LR JONES
ERWIN SAMSON
SPG CHLOMO
KATHERINE HILL
TINA BRIMLOW

Book Promo – Never Been Ready by J. L. Berg

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Presents the Release Event of Never Been Ready by J. L. Berg!

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NEVER BEEN READY

By J.L. Berg

Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing February 4, 2014

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Leah Morgan was done with men.  After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love.  Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her.  She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women.  Keep it simple, and never linger.  That all changed the moment he met Leah.  Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities destroy their one chance to discover true happiness?  When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.

 

Excerpt 2

 

“So, when exactly do I get my striptease?” I asked.

“Well, that’s up to you, Hotshot.”

“Hotshot?”

“Yep. Cocky attitude, arrogant disposition, and sexy as fuck–it’s a good nickname.”

“All right, so what are your terms, Leah?”

I fought back the urge to touch her. Stuffing my hands into my pockets, I paced the room in a vain attempt at keeping myself from just saying, Fuck it, and pinning her against the wall before she could lay down any terms or requirements. Because whatever she was about to say, I was going to agree. She didn’t know it, but she had my balls in her perfect little hands, and I was at her fucking mercy. I both hated and wanted her at the same time. She made me feel out of control and weak with need. I couldn’t stop the pursuit, and I couldn’t walk away.

“I will not be an easy fuck whenever you get too lazy to find a new bimbo for the evening. I will not allow you in my bed, wondering where you’ve been and what kind of sloppy seconds I’m getting,” she declared.

Then, she said the one thing I never wanted to hear.

“I want to be exclusive with you–for however long we decide to do this. I don’t care about labels or dates. You don’t have to take me out to dinner, bring me flowers, or buy me anniversary presents. The only thing I ask is that, for the time we are together, you are mine.”

“Yes,” I answered immediately, surprising us both.

“Yes? That’s it? No counteroffer? No freak-out or temper tantrum, Declan?”

“No, Leah, no temper tantrum. Just one request.”

I joined her on the sofa. My thigh brushed hers, and I heard her breath falter.

“And what’s that, Hotshot?”

“Make it two,” I amended. “First, the same rules apply to you. While we’re together, for however long, you’re mine, Leah,” I purred against her ear.

Her eyes widened, and her breath became ragged, giving me a quick sense of satisfaction because I’d broken through her calm and collected exterior.

“And second?” she asked timidly.

“Don’t fucking call me Hotshot.”

She visibly relaxed and snorted out a laugh before saying, “So not happening, Hotshot.”

 

INTERVIEW WITH J.L. Berg

 

Q: Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?

 

Jennifer: I write full time, so I generally get the kids off to school and then get myself ready which gives me time to think.  I’m a panster which means, besides a rough outline, I write my entire plot as I go.  Making sure I have enough time to plan out each scene is key.  Listening to music usually helps center me and when I do sit down to write, I try to complete an entire scene or chapter in one sitting.  I’ll then get up and brainstorm where I want to take the story from there and do the same thing all over again.  I never know where the story will go from one chapter to the next, but I always have an ending in mind.

 

Q: What was the most fun part to write in Never Been Ready?

 

Jennifer: I loved writing the mighty demise of the great Declan James.  For fans of When You’re Ready, Declan is a Logan’s playboy friend – the one who taught him everything.  He’s wild and untamed, and watching him fall for Leah was pretty spectacular.

 

Q: What books have most influenced your life?

 

Jennifer: There are so many, but the Twilight series really brought me back into reading after a long hiatus.  I’d stopped reading in college when my school work took over, and shortly after, I became a mom.  Reading didn’t have a place in my busy life.  But as soon as I picked up Twilight, I was hooked again, and I couldn’t stop.  I picked up every paranormal romance book I could get my hands on.  After I went through most of our county library, I started reading contemporary romance, and eventually new adult.  Every book I’ve every read has been an inspiration to me because anyone who is brave enough to bare their soul through writing and then share it with the masses should be given a medal.  It’s tough work.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

 

Jennifer: Sleep!  No, I’m kidding.  Kind of.  I’m a mom of two beautiful daughters.  When we are doing math homework or spelling, I love cuddling with them on the couch and watching movies or playing board games.  I’m a huge yoga nut, and usually go to class three times a week.  I love to read, although I never have enough time.  I’ve been married for twelve years, and whenever we can, my husband and I try to sneak off for a date or two!

 

Q: Any future writing news you would like to share?

 

Jennifer: 2014 is a busy year for me!  Along with the February release of Never Been Ready, a novella entitled Ready to Wed will be released this month.  It will be included in a charity anthology called “Pink Shades of Words”.  Also, this year, I will be releasing three other books.  I will be finishing the Ready series with two more novels, and writing a standalone towards the end of the year.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEVER BEEN READY

By J.L. Berg

 

  • In the very first draft of When You’re Ready – Declan was introduced as a British friend of Logan whom he met at boarding school.
  • Leah is based loosely off my real-life best friend Leslie.  It’s no coincidence both of their names start with “L”.
  • The bar Leah and Declan visit on New Year’s Eve is based on the bar owned by my best friend and her husband in downtown Richmond called Honey Whytes – best burgers in town!
  • The infamous cemetery Declan and Leah visit is loosely based on the famous Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
  • The original title was So Not Ready, but I didn’t think it matched the tone and theme of the novel.
  • Leah is very close with the main character of the next book in the series.  😉
  • The “lipstick scene” is based on a hilarious conversation I had with two bloggers and an author at Mimi’s.  It had nothing to do with a limo.

About the Author

J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

 

Website: www.jlberg.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjlberg

Twitter: @authorjlberg ; https://twitter.com/authorjlberg

Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/authorjlberg
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Charity’s Secrets Promo Tour – Author Maya James

Title: Charity’s Secrets
Author: Maya James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 12, 2013

The unbridled heat continues between the beautiful Charity Powers and her gorgeous and passionate assassin for hire, Justin Collins. He exists only to love her and keep her safe, but that’s not so easy when she is such a force of life. Charity makes it her mission to heal Justin’s wounded path, but to do it, she must hide terrible, dangerous secrets from him that risk their entire relationship.

The holidays arrive filled with wonderful sentiments that leave each of these lovers closer than ever, but just as the celebrations come to a close, one of their dearest friends is brutally attacked. There needs to be retribution, and both Justin and Charity deliver it. In the process, evidence of a traitor is discovered on the Panther team, jeopardizing not just everything they’ve worked for—but their very lives.

Discovering Charity’s secrets devastates Justin, but his broken heart is no rival to the fury of learning that his beautiful obsession is being hunted. Rescuing her leads him to the truths of this past.

Nothing can contain Justin’s devotion and intensity. Charity has to be kept safe. The traitor and their enemies, personal and political, must be eliminated if they are going to survive.

Short Excerpts

“There’s no war to wage, no battles to fight tonight, Warrior.” He kisses my head again. “Go to sleep.”

He touches my chin gently and runs his warm finger along my jaw as he stares into my soul. He sets his promise into me with his eyes. Then he takes both hands and holds my face. “You are my world. You’re all I need to survive.”

“Take your fucking clothes off! You want to feel close and I want you to beg. We’re going to have both.” His eyes are on fire, fueled by raw desire. “I ache to feel you; I miss the musky scent of you, the sweet taste of you flooding my mouth, and I can’t wait another minute.”

Long Excerpt:

The bathroom door pushes open easily exposing the brightness inside, the light colored walls and marble counter. Justin is in the shower and the curtain hides him from his chest down, but the top is transparent. Water streams down his head and shoulders before he sees me. Then he notices me in the doorway, looking haggard and drained, and I watch his concern overtake his expression and posture. His prefect green eyes beckon me in. “Undress,” he says with soft control, pulling the shower curtain open.

I realize my hands are obeying him, undoing and dropping clothing to the floor around my feet. I cross the room and step in with him. The hot water feels incredible.

Justin’s arms wrap around me and he draws me in, leaning my fatigued body against the warmth of his. “Just relax, Warrior. There’s nothing for you to do right now, nothing to think about. I have you.”

My soul collapses into his arms, and he holds me up as promised.

“Let go,” he says. “You do so much for everyone, Charity. You do so much for me that I don’t know what I’d do without you now, and you deserve a break. I’ll take care of you.”

The hot water rushes all around us, drenching the knots from my muscles. His strong hands press into my sides and back, his solid body gives me comfort.

“I’ll do everything and be everything that you need, because you do that for me every day,” Justin continues.

A long, exhausted breath explodes from my chest onto his neck where my head rests. For a short while I can’t even move.

Eventually I find my strength and I begin supporting my own weight again. Justin steps us back deeper into the water, drenching us. He carefully fixes my wet hair away from my face. “You’re so beautiful,” he whispers. I feel his lips press onto the top of my head.

One of his arms lets go and grabs my shampoo from where I left it yesterday. Its familiar scent wafts into the shower before he even begins rubbing it into my hair. He turns me and dumps the shampoo on, letting me do nothing while he massages my scalp. When he’s done, he rinses it out thoroughly and picks up my body wash.

It amazes me how gentle he can make his touch, with hands that have beaten and killed. They’ve strangled the life out of people but on me they are tender and caring, kneading the life back in to me. He massages my back deeply with the body wash and starts working his way around my body. My nipples do not resist the chance to harden as he rubs them.

“Every inch of you is breathtaking,” his soft voice convinces me.

He rinses the soap off me before continuing with new, fresh lather. The pressure he uses on my feet and calves relaxes them so much they don’t want to hold me up. He slides over my wet thighs and ass, gently cupping my warrior parts.

Of course they react, tingling and twitching, begging for more, but I don’t think that’s Justin’s objective tonight. I want whatever he’s offering, I don’t want to think.

Gently, he pulls me closer, embracing me with one arm so that we are buried in each other’s necks and the length of our bodies are touching. My hands go to his tight sides, as if we might dance in the water.

Justin is still cupping my vulva. Softly, his fingers move through the wet folds of my labia, not entirely penetrating into me, but not teasing me, either.

I squeeze his sides gently, letting him know to continue.

His finger slips up the middle and finds my clitoris. Justin’s thumb pulls its hood back, and his finger begins circling on my swollen tip. My breath spills out into his neck and chest, deepening with each moment.

By my ear, I feel his soft lips. “Relax, Warrior. I won’t hurt you. There won’t be any teasing; you don’t need to beg. Tonight I’m the one begging. I’m begging that you relax and let life catch up to you.”

The tingling becomes throbbing under his steady finger. I squeeze him again, telling him it’s getting close. My nipples are sliding around the wetness on his chest, and I feel like I’m wrapped in a blanket of warm pleasure.

Now the throbbing is nearly reaching my ears. My entire body is looking for this release.

I feel my hips rocking against him.

Just a moment more.

Nearly there.

Don’t—

Stop.

Yes…Christ!

I’m really grabbing his sides now, fingers digging in to hold this moment to its fullest.

Everything leaves me in a satisfying rush and Justin pulls me closer, as if he’s taking all of my problems from me, all of my tension. My moans and pants are muffled into his strong neck. All of it floods out of me and is immediately washed away.

It takes a few minutes to regain myself. I can feel that my smile is back on my face like a loyal friend. Justin’s impressive hardness is pressing into me now as well and I make a move toward it.

“No,” he says in the same voice that had told me to undress earlier. “I told you, you’re not doing a thing tonight.”

Justin shuts off the water and pulls back the curtain. Before he helps himself, he opens a towel over my shoulders to keep me warm. He takes a second and towels off my hair and then wraps it up. With the one on my shoulders, he dries my body and then his.

Casually, he steps out and holds his hand out for me like a gentleman. After he assists me over the tub wall, his massive hands scoop me off the tiles.

“What are you doing?” I ask through a smile.

“You’re not even allowed to walk,” he replies through his own soft grin.

Justin carries me to the bed, sits me on the edge, and removes the towel to dry my hair further. When he’s satisfied with that, he pulls the covers back and asks me to lie down. I feel his warm body slide in next to me, and he wraps himself around me again, pulling the covers over us.

“There’s no war to wage, no battles to fight tonight, Warrior.” He kisses my head again. “Go to sleep.”

Indie Author with my first Romance novel, Charity’s Warrior, and now the second in the series, Charity’s Secrets, publishing on Amazon Kindle, Creatspace, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

I’m very passionate about writing stories full of love, lust, eroticism, and strong characters entwined around each other in an interesting, suspenseful journey.

East coast born and raised, I’m married, extremely happily, with 4 kids, 3 of which are now young adults (not sure when that happened).

I’m a COO in my technology-based “day job,” which requires a mix of technical and creative writing for both internal and client-facing materials, but it was not satisfying my artistic spirit. Writing the “Charity” series has been absolutely fulfilling and exciting.

My favorite writing takes place on my phone while lying on the Southernmost Beach in Key West, where I try to go at least twice a year.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authormayajames

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Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7093948.Maya_James

GoodReads Page for Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18988965-charity-s-secrets

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Maya-James/e/B00E22C76W

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