Monday, March 10, 2014

Celebrating The Box Set Release Of Tall, Dark And Alpha

All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the TALL, DARK AND ALPHA box set release!  Leave a comment today on our blog, and you're name goes in the hat for a copy of the box set!  Please leave your email address, so we can contact you if you are today's winner!  

For another chance to win, head over to the TALL, DARK AND ALPHA Facebook Event today!



Who doesn't love an ALPHA male? We certainly do! Which is why these 10 bestselling romance authors banded together to create the Tall, Dark and Alpha box set for your reading pleasure! Here's what you'll get in this wonderful and sexy set:
He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business. He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can't get away—and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won't want to. He’s Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence…the richest dark chocolate…and we’re offering him to you in abundance.
Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors: Randi Alexander, Koko Brown, Sam Cheever, Delaney Diamond, Eve Langlais, Afton Locke, Dawn Montgomery, Farrah Rochon, Paige Tyler, and Eve Vaughn. Immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.
Sam Cheever - Tall, Dark and Apocalyptic
Website: http://www.SamCheever.com
Facebook Author Page: http://Facebook.com/Sam Cheever Author
Twitter page: Twitter.com/samcheever
Blog: http://www.SamCheever.com/blog
A grand passion in an apocalyptic world. A love beyond reason and without boundaries.
He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside down. She’s a target, a creature of dark magic. His job is simple. Kill the target. Her goal is more complex. She must stay alive until she finds and destroys the source of death magic staining the twenty worlds. But the passion burning within them may be their undoing. It’s going to take an apocalyptic will to overcome the distraction their bodies are creating…and not lose themselves in the process.

Afton Locke - Rock My Boat
Website: http://www.aftonlocke.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AftonLockeAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aftonlocke
Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thelovechronicle/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Afton_Locke
Once addicted to the sea, you can’t escape its pleasures.
Workaholic CEO Rhonda Simms embarks on a Caribbean cruise to create an ad campaign for a big maritime freight client. She finds it impossible to concentrate, however, when Simon Mann, a blue marlin shifter, sets his sights on her. From a private, hands-on safety briefing to a wild ride in the ocean, he rocks her ordered world.
Simon drowned years ago in a shipwreck caused by Rhonda’s client, and he’ll do anything to be a normal man again. As his mate, Rhonda is the only person who can help him.
Tired of being so responsible, Rhonda is ready to let loose with a shipboard fling. Mating with Simon could cost a lot more than her virginity, however. Will she stick to her present course or will she let this sexy alpha rock her boat?

Dawn Montgomery - Silver Tongued Devils
Website: http://www.dawnmontgomery.com
Writing Blog: http://www.dawnmontgomerywrites.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorDawnMontgomery
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Dawn_Montgomery
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/DawnMAuthor
She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.
Ship thief and notorious escape artist, Raesa Daw was the best in the business until a routine DNA test proves that she’s the last Earthen pureblood in existence. Desperate to escape sexual slavery and breeding for a royal house, she flees the station on the Crimson Star, landing in the arms of a deadly half-breed, Brom Raine.
One kiss burns away her fear, but opens a world more dangerous than she’d ever known.
Captain Anderson Na’varr of the Mercenary frigate Crimson Star shows no mercy to those who stow away on his vessel. He will take the thief and show her exactly how erotically ruthless he and his Executive Officer, Brom, can be.
Seduced by the dark lust and hidden strength of both men, she vows to do everything in her power to corrupt her DNA before the slavers find her.
Na’varr realizes Raesa holds the key to survival, and losing her to the Republic would destroy the fragile peace he and Brom had found in her arms. Her courage would lead them out of the depths of hell but only their love could keep her alive.

Delaney Diamond - Fight For Love
Web site: http://delaneydiamond.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DelaneyDiamond
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelaneyDiamond
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Delaney_Diamond
A former pro wrestler fights to hold onto the woman he lost, but still loves, and the son he never knew existed.
Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of.
Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,” regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer.

Eve Langlais - Crazy (Vampire Love)
Website: http://www.evelanglais.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eve.langlais.98
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EveLanglais
Blog: http://www.evelanglais.com/wordpress
Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.
Ella’s always heard voices and because of them, she ends up institutionalized at a young age. Everyone calls her crazy and she believes she is too until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.
Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to seduce and feed from her, a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices determined to keep Ella untouched. But not even poltergeists can stand in the way of a vampire in love.

Eve Vaughn - Sex With an Ex
Website: http://www.evevaughn.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eve_Vaughn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eve-Vaughn/156372768726
After a devastating break-up, Riley Mason believed she had moved on with her life. That is until she crosses paths with the one man who still makes her pulse race and knees buckle, her ex husband Ethan Boudreaux. Though she tries to fight it, the attraction is stronger than ever.
Ethan Boudreaux’s greatest regret is walking away from the woman he loved. But when he’s presented with a second chance with Riley, there’s no way he’ll let the opportunity slip through his fingers. He soon devises a plan to get her back into his life and in his bed.
When these two divorcees reunited in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever. But can their hearts survive the second time around?

Farrah Rochon - In Her Wildest Dreams
Website: www.farrahrochon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorfarrahrochon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FarrahRochon
As owner of Your Wildest Dreams, Erica Cole specializes in creating over-the-top fantasy date nights for her clients, although she never anticipated the headaches that would come with owning her own business. When a consulting firm shows interest in franchising Your Wildest Dreams, Erica is over the moon at the thought of her longtime dream becoming a household name…and the financial payoff that is sure to come. Now, she must create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, and Erica knows just who to call to help her plan it.
Since Gavin Foster opened Decadente Artisan Chocolates, life has never been sweeter. The former tech company CEO has found his true calling, creating high-end chocolates for the discerning palettes of New Orleanians…and the best friend whom he wishes were more, Erica Cole. When Erica requests his help in creating a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin sees it as the perfect opportunity to show her just how sweet their reality could be.

Koko Brown - Player's Challenge
Website: kokobrown.net
Facebook: facebook.com/authorkokobrown
Footballer Devin Spencer is a bad boy in need of handling. Notorious for his off-field exploits, he’s pushed one too many buttons even his agent has washed his hands of him. If he doesn’t straighten up his act, the Champions League goalie could face his last days on the pitch.
Gemma Clarke is at the top of her game. She’s a sports agent with a bright future ahead of her. The only dark spot? The recent addition of her former lover Devin Spencer to her client roster.
Their passionate love affair abruptly ended when Croydon F.C.’s development team came calling and he walked away without looking back.
Now Devin’s back, the chemistry between them is hotter than ever, and he wants to prove to Gemma he’s a changed man. Can this bad boy footballer gain Gemma's trust and get her to over-look the no fraternizing clause in her contract?

Paige Tyler - Two Cops, a Girl and a Pair of Handcuffs
Website: http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com
Blog: http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/PaigeTylerAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/PaigeTyler
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/paigetylerauth/
Working the late shift just got a whole lot more fun!
Cilla Garner has it bad for Hayes Prescott and Reed Lockwood, the two hot cops who come into the coffee shop where she works the late shift. When her coworker goes home early and leaves her alone with Denver's finest, she can't help but flirt. Of course, if they both end up asking her out, she has no idea how she'll choose. The idea of having a threesome doesn't even enter her mind until they hint at it, and then it's all she can think about.
She has the perfect opportunity to take them up on it when they offer to drive her home after work. What girl wouldn't be thrilled at the idea of sleeping with two guys who come with their own handcuffs?

Randi Alexander - Chase and Seduction, Book 1 of the Hot Country Series
Website: RandiAlexander.com
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Randi-Alexander-Books/401939699893294
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Randi_Alexander
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4885056.Randi_Alexander
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/randialexander1/
Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.
Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?


18 comments:

  1. Welcome authors and super congrats on your new box set release!!!

    I love box sets - especially when they are only 99 cents!! I mean what a great way to find new authors to fall in love with!!

    Thanks for letting us celebrate with you today and offering up a copy of the box set to one of our lucky readers! Here's to you all hitting the NY Times Bestseller List with this one! Enjoy your day and have fun!

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  2. Thanks so much DeNita! This project has been a wild ride and tons of fun. We've got a great group of authors in this set and it's been such a pleasure working with all of them. I really appreciate you hosting this Release Party for us!

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  3. Love alpha males and can't wait to read this box set. It has some of my favorite authors as well as new authors. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Vanessa! You're right, there's some real talent in this box set. It's been fun working with them all! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Here's a taste of Player's Challenge by Koko Brown:

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    Footballer Devin Spencer is a bad boy in need of handling. Notorious for his off-field exploits, he’s pushed one too many buttons even his agent has washed his hands of him. If he doesn’t straighten up his act, the Champions League goalie could face his last days on the pitch.

    Gemma Clarke is at the top of her game. She’s a sports agent with a bright future ahead of her. The only dark spot? The recent addition of her former lover Devin Spencer to her client roster.

    Their passionate love affair abruptly ended when Croydon F.C.’s development team came calling and he walked away without looking back.

    Now Devin’s back, the chemistry between them is hotter than ever, and he wants to prove to Gemma he’s a changed man. Can this bad boy footballer gain Gemma's trust and get her to over-look the no fraternizing clause in her contract?

    EXCERPT:

    He remembered her.
    “Aren’t you a sight for sore eyes?”
    Speaking of eyes, she centered her gaze on his chest, so as not to be drawn in by that panty-dropping gaze of his. “Nice seeing you again, Devin,” she said, sticking out her hand, her tone and body language staunchly professional.
    For several seconds, Gemma thought he was going to leave her hanging. But his hesitation had only been a ploy. When she looked up, his hand engulfed hers and a sizzling jolt shot up her arm, connected with all her nerve endings, especially the hundred or so centered in her groin. To ease the growing ache between her thighs, Gemma crossed her legs at the ankle.
    “How you’ve been?” Proud her voice remained steady, Gemma mentally pumped her fist as she slipped her hand from his.
    “I’ve been a bad boy.” He even had the temerity to sport a sheepish expression as he stuffed his hands into the pockets of his trousers.
    “So what’s new?” Feeling a little more in her element, Gemma allowed herself to relax as she followed him down a long hallway lined with black and white action photos of him on the pitch. He was Devin after all. Before all the money, fame and women, he’d been her closest friend.
    “Quite a collection you have,” she said, pointing out the dozen or so photos.

    He cut his eyes at her, the edges of a smile quirking his lips. Gemma’s belly tumbled. Everything about him oozed with sex appeal.
    “Narcissistic?”
    “A tad,” she teased. Without thinking, she reached out and tweaked his arm like she used to when they were kids. The warmth of his skin beneath her fingertips made Gemma’s body tingle. But it didn’t compare to the way his gaze locked with hers as he fingered his arm. It was the same look he gave her when he was no longer interested in his studies and more interested in finding out the color of her knickers.

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  5. Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever:

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    A grand passion in an apocalyptic world.
    A love beyond reason and without boundaries.

    He’s a warrior, a bounty hunter in a world turned upside down. She’s a target, a creature of dark magic. His job is simple. Kill the target. Her goal is more complex. She must stay alive until she finds and destroys the source of death magic staining the twenty worlds. But the passion burning within them may be their undoing. It’s going to take an apocalyptic will to overcome the distraction their bodies are creating…and not lose themselves in the process.

    EXCERPT:

    “You don’t need to run from this, Yeira,” he told her. “In fact, you can’t run. You’re scared and confused because you want me, beyond thought, past caring.”
    Yeira shook her head. “You can’t know…”
    His lips found her shoulder—pressed a lingering kiss there—and she shivered under its power. “I know, because I feel exactly the same. I’ve been trying to deny it since first laying eyes on you. But it’s impossible. You and I aren’t just a man and a woman. Our bodies are tuned to each other in an almost magical way. When we’re apart I can barely think of anything else. I haven’t looked at another woman since I met you. My mind has tried to explain to me that you and I are at cross purposes…that we aren’t suited in any way…but my body doesn’t care about reason. It only cares that your skin is impossibly soft.” He ran a hot, lightly calloused hand up her belly, skimming the swollen curve of her breast. “—that your scent turns my brain to mush and stiffens my cock. I know now that I won’t be able to shove you out of my mind until I’ve tasted you…”
    Hope flared in her breast. “Do you think that will work? That we can push these feelings aside if we just give in and have sex?”
    His lips trailed up the side of her throat and he nibbled her jawline. One hand encompassed her breast and the other slipped downward, to skim beneath the waistband of her battle leather. “What you and I will share won’t be just sex, Yeira. It will be an exorcism…a purging.”
    He easily stretched the leather away from her lower belly, sliding his hand past it to cup her sex. Yeira gasped, fire coiling in her belly. She knew he was right. She’d known it for some time.
    In that moment it seemed impossible to resist what he was offering. Worse, it seemed utterly stupid.
    She turned in his arms and arched into him, her hands lifting to twine through his midnight hair. “Then so be it. Let this be the start of our healing…and the end of our obsession.”

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  6. And now from Paige Tyler's Two Cops, A Girl, and a Pair of Handcuffs...how could you resist a book with a title like that? LOL

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    Working the late shift just got a whole lot more fun!

    Cilla Garner has it bad for Hayes Prescott and Reed Lockwood, the two hot cops who come into the coffee shop where she works the late shift. When her coworker goes home early and leaves her alone with Denver's finest, she can't help but flirt. Of course, if they both end up asking her out, she has no idea how she'll choose. The idea of having a threesome doesn't even enter her mind until they hint at it, and then it's all she can think about.

    She has the perfect opportunity to take them up on it when they offer to drive her home after work. What girl wouldn't be thrilled at the idea of sleeping with two guys who come with their own handcuffs?

    EXCERPT:

    Cilla had always kind of had a thing for cops. The tight uniforms, all that leather, the handcuffs, the air of calm, assertive authority. They definitely did a number on her. Which made carrying on a conversation practically impossible. She managed enough to learn the two cops had been partners for several years, and that Reed was a Denver native, while Hayes was originally from California. From Denver herself, but having visited California, she had something in common with both men.
    “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you hanging around. I feel much safer,” she said. “I only wish I could offer you more than coffee as a way of showing my appreciation.”
    She looked at them from beneath her lashes, hoping one—or both—of them would pick up on her interest and ask her out. Of course, if they both did, she could be in trouble. Which one would she pick?
    Hayes leaned forward, resting his forearms on the table. His hazel eyes were more green than brown, with little gold flecks. “Do you have a boyfriend, Cilla?”
    That was easier than she’d thought. She was afraid she might have been too subtle. “No.”
    She wanted to finish her degree as quickly as possible, which meant taking a full course load every semester, so she hadn’t had much time for a social life. But now that she was just a few classes away from graduating, that wasn’t a problem.
    “What about you?” she asked. “Are you seeing anyone?”
    “We’re both between relationships,” Reed said.
    Was that his way of telling her he was interested in her, too?
    Cilla looked from one cop to the other. “Hard to believe some girl hasn't scooped up two attractive guys like you.”
    “It's hard finding a woman who can handle us,” Hayes answered.
    Us?
    That was an interesting way to phrase it. Hayes hadn't said it was hard finding women who could handle them, or their jobs. But a woman—singular—who could handle them—plural. Had it simply been a Freudian slip, or had he been referring to what she thought he was? The image made heat pool between her thighs, and she squeezed her legs tighter together. She'd never been with two guys at the same time before. Never even considered it. But now that she thought about it, the possibility was intriguing.
    “Maybe you haven’t found the right woman.”
    Had she just said that out loud? Well, she had to gauge their interest, didn’t she?
    Reed chuckled. “Guess not.”
    Cilla’s breath hitched. Oh, yeah. They were definitely talking about a threesome. Since they were both gorgeous and unattached, she wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity, that was for damn sure. This might be her only chance to fulfill her fantasies—with not one, but two hot cops.

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  7. How completely delicious! And what a deal, too! Can't wait to get reading here!

    fedora at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Fedora! I'm so glad you stopped by. Lots of great stories for you to read in this set. Enjoy!

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  8. From Dawn Montgomery's menage, Silver Tongued Devils (great title!):

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    She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.

    Ship thief and notorious escape artist, Raesa Daw was the best in the business until a routine DNA test proves that she’s the last Earthen pureblood in existence. Desperate to escape sexual slavery and breeding for a royal house, she flees the station on the Crimson Star, landing in the arms of a deadly half-breed, Brom Raine.

    One kiss burns away her fear, but opens a world more dangerous than she’d ever known.

    Captain Anderson Na’varr of the Mercenary frigate Crimson Star shows no mercy to those who stow away on his vessel. He will take the thief and show her exactly how erotically ruthless he and his Executive Officer, Brom, can be.

    Seduced by the dark lust and hidden strength of both men, she vows to do everything in her power to corrupt her DNA before the slavers find her.

    Na’varr realizes Raesa holds the key to survival, and losing her to the Republic would destroy the fragile peace he and Brom had found in her arms. Her courage would lead them out of the depths of hell but only their love could keep her alive. 

    EXCERPT:

    “So you’re the reason our ship has been land-locked.” His smile widened and she noticed the distinct gleam of fangs.
    Raesa jerked her body to a position which made breathing much easier. The hybrid was built like a cyborg war machine, all bulk and heavy as hell.
    “It’s an illegal search. You can stun them, drop them outside the ship, and then get the hell out of here.”
    “Run from Imperials? Who do you think we are?”
    She realized the sound of fighting grew louder. They were running out of time. “You’re Brom Raine. Second in command to Anderson Na’varr of the Crimson Star.”
    “You forgot hybrid.” The statement ended with a feline growl and he nuzzled her throat. “I’m part animal.” His teeth nipped lightly at her skin.
    Raesa’s pulse leapt, and not from fear. “What are you doing?”
    “Deciding if I’m going to keep you.”
    Other parts of her body were definitely up to that challenge. “I’m housebroken.” She didn’t stop the smirk from twitching her lips.
    “Can you cook as well?” His tongue swiped at her pulse point. It was rough and delicious against her too-hot skin.
    “No, but I can hack my way off this planet and into free space. Word has it you’re in need of a reputable information specialist.”
    Brom pushed himself up on his forearms and stared down at Raesa. The golden gleam of his eyes narrowed to slits while he considered her offer.
    “No one can be that good.”
    She grinned. “I’m the best, baby. That’s why I’m here.”
    A loud rumble erupted from his chest. Was he purring or growling? Her eyes widened and the reverberation filtered through his clothes to the scrap of cloth she wore. His teeth pressed against her throat for a split second and she stopped breathing.
    Was he going to bite her?
    Before he pulled away, he licked her. “Did you plan on getting caught by me, kitten?”
    Raesa’s cheeks burned hot. “Not exactly.”
    “Ending up under me wasn’t on your agenda?” He gently nudged her thighs further apart.
    Raesa put her palm against his chest. She needed to get away. “You were ridiculously fast.”
    “So were you. It’s been a long time since I was taken by surprise. Maybe I should keep you, after all.” He took her hand and pressed it down above her head.
    This wasn’t what she planned at all.

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  9. From Farrah Rochon's In Her Wildest Dreams:

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    When the woman of his dreams asks him to create a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin plans to show her just how sweet their reality could be.

    As owner of Your Wildest Dreams, Erica Cole specializes in creating over-the-top fantasy date nights for her clients, although she never anticipated the headaches that would come with owning her own business. When a consulting firm shows interest in franchising Your Wildest Dreams, Erica is over the moon at the thought of her longtime dream becoming a household name…and the financial payoff that is sure to come. Now, she must create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, and Erica knows just who to call to help her plan it.

    Since Gavin Foster opened Decadente Artisan Chocolates, life has never been sweeter. The former tech company CEO has found his true calling, creating high-end chocolates for the discerning palettes of New Orleanians…and the best friend whom he wishes were more, Erica Cole. When Erica requests his help in creating a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin sees it as the perfect opportunity to show her just how sweet their reality could be.


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    “Sometimes, I feel like a fraud, creating these elaborate romantic escapades for people, when I have zero romance in my own life.”
    “That’s by choice,” Gavin charged. With a penetrating look, he added, “You could have someone in your life if you really wanted to.”
    “Yeah, right.” She snorted. “My latest attempt at romance cost me fifty bucks—because, yes, we split the check and I covered the entire tip—and a Tuesday night that could have been better spent watching television.”
    “You’re not serious when it comes to these guys, Erica. When you’re really ready to find someone, the perfect guy will be there. Right in front of you.”
    “Yeah, if only that perfect man existed.”
    Gavin huffed out a frustrated breath. “You can’t be this blind, Erica.”
    “What?”
    “Forget it.” He went back to vigorously stirring the contents of the bowl.
    Erica gestured toward the chocolates. “So, you feel bad enough for me yet?”
    “I don’t know,” Gavin said. “You brought this on yourself. I warned you about going out with that guy.”
    “But the date’s not even the half of it.”
    “There’s more?”
    She nodded. “Termites.
    Gavin’s brow rose in blatant inquiry.
    “Ch√Ęteau Dumais has a termite infestation,” Erica explained. “They’ve had to completely shut down, and they don’t plan to reopen for another four weeks. Your Wildest Dreams has fourteen Valentine’s Day experiences booked there.”
    “Now that sounds like a problem,” Gavin said.
    “Breaking the heel on my favorite shoe is a problem. This is a disaster.”
    Erica looked longingly at the rows of truffles lined up like little round soldiers on the slab of glossy marble. Some had yet to be dipped in the bowl of velvety chocolate. Others sat drying, the swirls on top an indication of what flavors resided inside. “I could sure use a pick-me-up,” she said.
    Gavin’s eyes crinkled at the corners, along with his mouth, as he smirked at her. He walked over to the other end of his work area where the darker chocolates were. He picked out two of them, then walked over to her.
    “Open your mouth.”

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  10. From Randi Alexander's Chase and Seduction:

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    Come backstage and get your hands on Chase Tanner.

    Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.

    Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

    Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

    EXCERPT:

    “Woman! Don’t make me come after you!”

    Reno straightened, showing Chase her profile. “You could never catch me, old man.”

    “Old?” He leapt to his feet, and Reno jerked, dropping the flower. “I’ll show you old.” He stalked toward her.

    She let out a shriek and bolted in the opposite direction, laughing crazily.

    He took a hop then ran hard and fast. He was upon her in seconds. Grabbing her around the waist, he lifted her off her feet. “There’s no getting away from me, Reno.”

    She slapped at his hands. “Let me go, you evil letch.”

    He released her only to take one wrist, bend and grasp her opposite knee, and lift her over his shoulder in a fireman’s carry, her warm skin rubbing against his, kindling a fire in each nerve she touched.

    She squealed and laughed. “Chase, you put me down.”

    Dominating her this way sent a rush of desire through him, making her weight feel like a feather as he strode back to their blanket. Reaching up, he swatted her behind. “You hush now.”

    Her indrawn breath was followed by a soft moan. “And if I don’t hush?”

    He spanked her again, harder, and she whimpered, a sound he recognized as pleasure. His woman liked a little discipline. And he’d enjoy giving it. A fresh surge of blood pulsed into his cock as he visualized how he wanted her. On her hands and knees in front of him, her ass high in the air, her slit open and slick for him.

    At their blanket, he set her down, and when she turned to scamper off again, he held her wrist. “Uh uh. The only place you’re going is on your knees.”

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  11. Here's a taste of Eve Langlais' Crazy:

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    Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.

    Ella’s always heard voices and because of them, she ends up institutionalized at a young age. Everyone calls her crazy and she believes she is too until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.

    Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to seduce and feed from her, a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices determined to keep Ella untouched. But not even poltergeists can stand in the way of a vampire in love.

    EXCERPT:

    Free. I’m free.
    It still stunned her how easily her rescuer accomplished the impossible. Of course, they still needed to remove themselves from the vicinity before someone sounded the alarm, but standing on the side of the road, a road not bound within a gated compound, a road that led to liberty, she couldn’t help the elated rush. She spun, her ragged hair spinning around her, laughter bubbling at her lips.
    Dizzy and giddy after several revolutions, she stopped and found him regarding her quizzically. “Do you always dance barefoot in the moonlight?”
    “No. But I have to say, it’s quite nice. This is the first time I’ve felt moonlight on my skin. I’ve never been outside at night.”
    His brows arched. “Never?”
    She shook her head. “For the most part, we are kept indoors. It’s just easier for the staff that way.”
    “Unbelievable,” he muttered. “We should depart before someone notes your absence. Get in the car.” He opened the passenger door and gestured for her to get in.
    “With pleasure.” The voices returned just as she seated herself in the low slung, leather covered seats. They spoke quickly.
    “Stupid girl. What are you doing?”
    “Run while you can. Quick before he eats you.”
    “Freedom at last!” said another while cackling madly with laughter.
    She ignored them all except her own voice in her mind which pointed out an interesting fact. “I just realized something. Here you’ve rescued me, and yet I don’t even know your name. I’m Ella.”
    He tilted his head towards her and she caught the gleam of teeth as he smiled. “Hello, Ella. My name is Zane.”
    Zane. Ella like the sound of it, but the niceties out of the way, she now had a more important question, one that the voices in unusual tandem shouted at her before shutting up. “Is it true? Are you a vampire?”
    The car swerved slightly, and she clutched at the armrests, startled at the motion.
    “Why do you say that?” he finally replied tightly.
    The voices remained silent, not liking his proximity at all. Ella licked her lips, determined to tell the truth, but knowing, just like all the others, he wouldn’t like it. “It’s the voices in my head. They told me.”

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  13. From Eve Vaughn's Sex With an Ex:

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    When two divorcees reunite in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever, but can their hearts survive the second time around?

    After a devastating break-up, Riley Mason believed she had moved on with her life. That is until she crosses paths with the one man who still makes her pulse race and knees buckle, her ex husband Ethan Boudreaux. Though she tries to fight it, the attraction is stronger than ever.

    Ethan Boudreaux’s greatest regret is walking away from the woman he loved. But when he’s presented with a second chance with Riley, there’s no way he’ll let the opportunity slip through his fingers. He soon devises a plan to get her back into his life and in his bed.

    When these two divorcees reunited in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever. But can their hearts survive the second time around?

    EXCERPT:

    Riley drained the remaining contents of her glass and decided she’d done her duty. She doubted she could last another minute at this party without getting too melancholy. As she weaved through the partygoers in pursuit of her coat, the arrival of two new guests at the front door caught her attention. Riley nearly stumbled when she saw who it was.
    Her heart squeezed in her chest, her throat closed up and she couldn’t breathe, couldn’t move, hear or see anything except him. Ethan Boudreaux. She hadn’t seen him in years, but he was every bit as devastating as she remembered. He might not have been the tallest man at the party, standing six-feet-one, but his presence was larger than life. His tailored suit skimmed his broad shouldered, loose-limbed frame, so perfectly, Riley bit back a sigh. From memory, she knew beneath the expensive threads was a toned, rock-hard body of corded muscles. In another lifetime he would have been a warrior on the on a battlefield rather than the successful trial lawyer he was.
    Ethan couldn’t be called handsome in the conventional sense. His bone structure was a bit too angular, his nose a little too long and his lips were more generous than necessary. But combined with a pair of hazel bedroom eyes, he had the type of face that garnered second, third and fourth glances. The way he used to look at her with that I’m-going-to-screw-you smile had always brought Riley close to creaming her panties.

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  14. From Delaney Diamond's Fight For Love:

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    A former pro wrestler fights to hold onto the woman he lost, but still loves, and the son he never knew existed.

    Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of.

    Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,” regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer.

    EXCERPT:

    “What are you doing?” she asked in a panic-stricken voice. She couldn’t get away from him. She was more or less blocked in by the refrigerator to her right and his muscular arm to the left.
    “Piece of lint,” he responded, showing her. “You seem…what is the word…skittish?”
    Her heart rate started a steady acceleration. “You’re too close, and it’s making me uncomfortable. Would you step back?”
    Rapid fluttering like that of tiny butterflies settled in the pit of her stomach. How could she want him when she still bore the wounds of their ruined marriage?
    “Why would you be uncomfortable? I’m not uncomfortable around you.”
    “You’re not the one crowded against the kitchen counter by a giant wrestler.”
    The corners of his mouth lifted slightly in an amused smile before he stepped back. In an ironic reversal, she missed his closeness. A knowing smile stretched fully across his face. He considered her with a long, appraising look.
    “What?”
    “Do you really like him?”
    “I think we need to continue our conversation about boundaries, and we should include respecting each other’s privacy.”
    “I have nothing to hide.”
    “Neither do I.”
    “Then tell me about Deacon Carlton.”
    “No.” She and Carlton had never been intimate. Because of his position in the church, he remained celibate.
    “I just want to know about my competition.”
    Rebekah swallowed, apprehension settling in her gut. “There is no competition. Our marriage is over.”
    “It’s not over until the papers are signed. Until then, you’re still my wife.”
    “Don’t remind me. The sooner we get this over with, the better.”
    “So you can rush off to the good deacon?”
    “I won’t ask you about your affairs, so don’t ask me about mine!” She only took one step before he grabbed her arm and hauled her back around to face him.
    The hard collision with the wall of his chest knocked the air from her lungs. She put up a hand to push away from him, but his arm entwined around her waist like a steel brace and trapped her against him. Everywhere they touched, warmth seeped from his body into hers.
    Her gaze shifted to his sensuous mouth when he lowered his face toward her. Her nose recognized and welcomed his masculine smell.
    “Let’s get one thing straight,” he said. His calm voice held a threatening undertone. “There will be no ‘affairs.’ While you’re my wife, no one comes near you.”
    “I think—”
    “Do not try me, Rebekah.” His face became a hardened mask of anger. “Unless you have a pressing desire to see every bone in the good deacon’s body broken—or any other man, for that matter—I suggest you give him a call and make sure he understands your relationship is over until further notice. If you don’t call him, I will, and he won’t like my conversation.”

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  15. From Afton Locke's Rock My Boat:

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    Once addicted to the sea, you can’t escape its pleasures.

    Workaholic CEO Rhonda Simms embarks on a Caribbean cruise to create an ad campaign for a big maritime freight client. She finds it impossible to concentrate, however, when Simon Mann, a blue marlin shifter, sets his sights on her. From a private, hands-on safety briefing to a wild ride in the ocean, he rocks her ordered world.

    Simon drowned years ago in a shipwreck caused by Rhonda’s client, and he’ll do anything to be a normal man again. As his mate, Rhonda is the only person who can help him.

    Tired of being so responsible, Rhonda is ready to let loose with a shipboard fling. Mating with Simon could cost a lot more than her virginity, however. Will she stick to her present course or will she let this sexy alpha rock her boat?

    EXCERPT:

    He spun her around, locked his arms around her, and pressed her against the railing. Before she could react, his mouth closed over hers. While the railing dug into her back, the stubble on his face scraped her cheeks.

    His lips were fiercer than the sea raging below them. When the ship rose over a large wave, his tongue surged in her mouth. The taste held a teasing hint of salt. She sucked on its essence as if she’d been deprived of the mineral her entire life.

    She swayed and almost stumbled when he let go of her. He’d been holding her so tightly, her upper arms stung. She didn’t mind a bit. Her seasickness was all but forgotten. Instead, fantasies of being bent over one of the deck chairs while he fucked her whipped through her mind.

    He must not have enjoyed the kiss because he looked even worse. Tremors wracked his body, and his face was almost as pale as the moon. After that kiss, she wanted more. The last thing she needed was to have him expire on her balcony.

    “What’s wrong with you?” she asked. “Do you need a doctor?”

    “No. I need…water.” His voice was so hoarse, she could barely understand him.

    “Hang on. I’ll pour you a glass.”

    “Not to drink,” he said with a gasp. “Let’s go for a swim.”

    “I’m not really a pool person.”

    He shot a pointed look at the ocean. “I wasn’t talking about the pool.”

    She backed away from the railing. “No way.”

    Her eyes nearly popped out of her head as he shucked off his clothes. He threw them on the nearest chair until he was down to a pair of snug-fitting briefs. What was going on? One minute he looked sick and the next he was undressing? She was not in the market for a one-cruise stand, but if she was, she expected a little more foreplay.

    “Your dress can stay on, but the shoes come off.” He lifted her, seating her on the railing, and pulled her shoes off.

    “I’m not going down there!”

    “Please, Rhonda.” He gasped, clutching the railing. “I…don’t have…time to…argue.”

    Her heart thundered in her ears. “But I don’t know how to swim. Besides, if we jump off this high up, we could get hurt. And how would we get back on the… Aggghhhh!”

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