Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrating Some Of Red Rose Publishing's Newest Releases

All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating some of the newest releases from Red Rose Publishing - for a look at all their new releases, head to their release page!

TOY BOX - by Kissa Starling 

Ambers been instructed to buy a vibrating toy. She'd was more than startled when the store clerk showed her how it worked right out in the open.

What will she do when her master gets a hold of it in a public place? 



THIRST OF THE SEA by Scarlet Hunter

After refusing the proposal of a jealous and vengeful god Aretha, goddess of soul is banished to Earth. Cursed with never being able to be touched by a male, human or otherwise. And if that's not enough she's condemned to living as a Pegasus by day, human by night. In order to survive she must fight off human hunters seeking to destroy her. One night she crosses paths with one of the damned and evil.

Could he be her savior, or will he lead her into making a decision that will cost her what little she had left?

Alaois, birth born vampire, existing in the hidden caverns off the Seas of Marmara encounters a female the likes of which his kind rarely come in contact. The female triggers something inside he’d never thought possible, thus he could not stay away from her. Discovering she was being hunted by human hunters, he risks everything to save her.
Would he be in time or would his actions cost both their lives?



ELIGIBLE BACHELORS by Kindle Alexander

Can you start over based on a lie?

Alexa had a chance to live a dream when she was chosen by the popular television show Eligible Bachelors to date twenty guys. All vying for her attention, and pledging their undying love for her. Unfortunately, it was all lies.
Christian entered the show as a dare but as soon as he met Alexa it became real to him. How could he convince her he was falling in love with her when everything else was a lie?



STORM AT MARSHBAY by Clara Wimberly

Isabella Brady is surprised to be invited to a party at the seaside mansion called Marshbay, home of the wealthy Fitzgerald family. She is even more surprised to learn that before her Father died; he won a wager with the patriarch of the Fitzgerald family, which promised one the Fitzgerald sons would marry Isabella. 
Isabella is shocked and is not inclined to follow through with the wager. But when her mother dies, Isabella learns that her mother had sealed the deal by turning over their family home and land to Ian Fitzgerald.
Isabella finally agrees to the marriage but from the first day at Marshbay, there are mysteries and warnings that worry her. Including the rumor that Ian Fitzgerald had something to do with his first wife’s death. Yet despite that and her doubts about marrying a man she doesn’t know, she finds herself intrigued by Ian Fitzgerald. And against her will she begins to trust him and perhaps even to love him.
Is it the biggest mistake of her life? Perhaps even a fatal one? Or has she found the man she will love forever?


PARTY GIRL, INC. by Destiny Wallace  

Want to party hardy?
Ebony Harris is the owner of Party Girl, Incorporated. She makes a living planning parties. Ebony takes her job very seriously, no matter how much her assistant and best friend Jenna tries to get her to lighten up. Ebony is all business...until she meets Brock Huntington.
Brock thinks he's going to another boring wedding reception, but finds himself drawn to Ebony. He soon discovers that she's unlike any woman he's ever met.
Suddenly, Ebony's personal life clashes with her professional life. Can Brock convince her to finally put pleasure before business?


WIN - Leave Red Rose Publishing and/or one of the authors a question today and your name goes in the hat for your choice from their new releases - click here to check them out!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Welcome Red Rose Publishing authors and super congrats on your new releases! What a fantastic selection!

    Some of you are new to me, so please stop in and tell us about yourself, your new book and how we can learn more about you.

    I hope you enjoy your cyber launch party today and here's to your new releases being bestsellers for you all! Have fun!

  2. Hey from Georgia!
    I am so glad you contacted me on Goodreads. I'm a longtime fan of Author's Island. A little about me- I write, read and research every single day. Research is my favorite of the three; I love learning new things. I enjoy old movies at the drive-in, playing board games and drinking sweet tea with tons of sugar.

    About my short story, Toy Box. I wrote this a few years ago for a contest on and won first place. It sat on my hard drive for a while and one day I pulled it out, revamped and sent it to Red Rose Publishing. It's a small taste of my writing and one that I hope readers will enjoy. Many of my characters engage in some form of BDSM, as these characters do. Toy Box is more about the mindset than the actual play form of D/s.

    I hope someone asks me a question, I'll be on and off most of the day. If you want to know more about me, visit my website:


  3. My, my, break out the fan. Just the type of story I need to help me hibernate this winter. My question to any of you is do you read your reviews and if so do you let it affect your writing?

    1. Donna, I happened to think that I didn't answer your question fully. While I certainly don't enjoy a review that berates my writing, I put it into perspective. I have such a huge support base through family, friends and others I haven't even met, that I strive to continue writing from the heart so that I don't disappoint those I hold dear. I appreciate the questions. I was afraid I'd be lounging around the island by myself all day!

  4. Hi Kissa:
    Enjoyed the blurb and the excerpt for your book. What is a typical day of writing for you, do you like to listen to music or do you prefer quiet?

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks for reading the blurb and the excerpt, Jean! What is a typical day of writing like for me?
      I almost always have some kind of noise in the background while I'm writing. Sometimes it is reruns of NCIS and other times it is classic rock. It doesn't matter what it is because I tune it out about five minutes after I begin writing. I have to get into the story to write it, often assuming poses the characters are taking so I don't write the impossible, or listening to the song they like or even eating the food they have. I'm bad about stopping for breaks so music in the background is good because if something like Move Like Jagar comes on I get up and dance with my dog for a few minutes. Ha, ha. My german shepherd loves to dance! Uh, oh. I'm rambling again, better get back to work. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. BTW Kissa I too am from GA. Really glad Issac missed us.

    1. Hey Donna!
      Nice to meet someone else from Georgia. I love finding reviews and I always read them. I know that my stories aren't for everyone, but I do hope to elicit some form of emotion from those who read them. The nicest thing I ever read in a review- I wish it had been longer. The worst thing, so far, is that I didn't develop my characters enough. I understand that. I have almost all short stories published at this point, I don't always focus on developing the characters as much as I would in a full length novel. I will say that I have taken the hint and I'm working on a full length novel as we speak, so to say.

      PS- The sun is out, it is a beautiful day and I, too, am glad Issac missed us! I feel so sorry for others who weren't so lucky. I'm counting my blessings.

  6. I am loving the sound of each and every one of these books on here! What shocked me was that I already have PARTY GIRL, INC. by Destiny Wallace I just haven't read it yet. That book just moved up on my list to read.

    My question is for any of the authors to answer. Do you have a favorite book that you enjoyed writing? Are there any genre's that you don't want to read or write? Sorry that's more than one question I was just really curious.

    tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

    1. Hello Tiffany.I would have to say my favorite book I have written so far has to be Dust of Darkness. I fell in love with both Raina and Sarkis. *leans in closer and whipsers* But, I did have a bad crush on Roderick, even though his appearance was a brief one. hahahahaha

      As for a certain genre? I love them all...*giggles*

  7. Hey Tiffany!
    This is a great group of books; I have to agree with you on that. Red Rose publishes a variety of passion.

    A favorite book that I have enjoyed writing? I'll have to say a favorite series, my Lifestyle Series is about couples who live the BDSM lifestyle and are married. They have problems to work through just like every other couple in a relationship and I address these throughout this series. So many write about the sex and the 'fun' part but I thought it was important to show that some marriages are strong in the lifestyle despite their issues.

    are there any genres I don't want to read? Never, I love reading. It's all about the characters and the author for me. Any pairing can work if done right and the relationship appeals to me.
    As far as a genre I'd never write- never say never, right? As of yet I've written sweet romance, hetro romance, lesbian and bisexual romance. I haven't delved into gay romance, m/m. I have no experience with this, but like I said, I would never totally rule it out. I've read a few phenomenal gay romances and until I could do that genre proud, I'll stick with what I have.
    Thanks for the question.

  8. Hello Everyone...My name is Scarlet Hunter. Thank you Author Island, for posting Thirst of the Sea. I am such a HUGE fan! If anyone is interested you can also find me at and check out my Blog I'd love for anyone to stop by and say HI!!!! *smiles*

  9. Ooh, these sound fun! Congrats on your new releases, Destiny, Clara, Kindle, Scarlet, and Kissa! Are your stories stand-alone, or part of a series? Are you doing anything special to celebrate?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    1. Thank you, fichen1

      Thirst of the Sea is not part of a Series. However, my other two releases available now at Red Rose are. Dust of Darkness is Book One to The Reign of Darkness Series.

      My first eBook release, (Snowline's Visitor), one of four stories in 'A Special Christmas Anthology' is Book One to the Arise of the Guardians Series.

      I am hoping to have Book Two in both those series available in 2013 *smiles* As far as celebrating? hahahaha I usually celebrate with a glass of wine in the company of some of my dearest friends.

  10. Hey Flchen!
    Toy Box is a stand alone title. The characters are brand new and not part of another book. I love series though so I may write another one with this couple, especially since it is so short.
    I love to celebrate! This time my husband took me out to dinner and I got busy telling everyone about it. I love getting new covers and releasing new books. It's so much fun!
    Thanks for the question.
    I'd love a few new friends on facebook:

  11. Congratulations to you all! All the books sound good. How will you be celebrating?


  12. Hey BN!
    Those are some sexy initials. : )

    I kind of answered this above, usually my husband takes me out to dinner or a date to celebrate. As an author the best way to celebrate is to write another book so that I can plan another release. haha

    Thanks for the question and I hope you drop by Red Rose Publishing soon.
    I'd love a few new Twitter followers:

  13. I love when Author Island has publisher days when we can learn about several new books and authors. I'm very excited because I believe all of you are new-to-me authors! I will have to check my records, because Kissa's name sounds familiar, but I can't recall reading any of her books off the top of my head. And as I have mentioned, I love finding new authors to love :)

    My question is for all of you, what was the inspiration to make you actually sit down and write that first word?

    Now I'm off to check out each of your books and, I'm sure, add to my mountainous to-read pile! Much success on your new books!

  14. Hey Beckie!
    (I love the way you spell your name by the way)
    I've always enjoyed writing since I was young. I remember finding one of those multi-colored pens and drawing a circus on my mother's white wall when I was about four or five. Before she caught me I'd made up a story to go with all of the people in the circus. I have to say- it was well worth it!
    Now as far as writing with the intent to publish, that came about for me when I saw a contest call. I thought to myself, I can do that! It takes a lot of patience, motivation and help along the way to succeed. I've been lucky with all. Thanks for your question, Beckie and don't forget to add your email.

  15. Wow these all sound great .Thank you all for sharing with us .You rock.Have a great weekend