Tuesday, October 18, 2016

*Tuesday Spotlight Jamie Sterling*

Ladies and gents we have a special Tuesday Spotlight this week, please welcome Jamie Sterling!
Jamie Sterling is always writing something, whether it’s at work or just an idea that will never see the light of day. As a technical writer by trade, it’s sometimes tough making the transition from dry, repetitive instructions and procedural steps to the richer, descriptive prose describing the passion, the conflict, and the drama of a romance novel. At times the dichotomy is overwhelming.

“I live in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley and commute to Manhattan just about every day. It’s exhausting, but at least I get to write on the train, and that is a huge plus! Sometimes, when I’m stuck on a scene, just watching the scenery of the river and the hills surrounding it gets my creative juices flowing and gives me the best ideas.

“Captured Hunter is an exploration of how most people are afraid to pursue what they really want in life. We are all afraid of showing certain sides of ourselves, but it’s only by being brave enough do we have a chance to recognize our dreams.”

Jamie is a voracious reader and enjoys getting lost in the world that a book can create in the mind.  “It’s better than TV or movies, because they force you to see what they show. In a book, the reader creates the set and how the characters look. I love that.”

Jamie’s first full-length romance novel, Captured Hunter, released earlier this month from Siren Publishing and is available as an e-book.

From Captured Hunter:

“We’re going to a haunted house?!” Stephanie nodded eagerly. “Yeah! It’s going to be so cool!”

Hunter looked skeptical. “I have to ask—is this a haunted house with actors playing decapitated corpses and jumping out at you, or is this a haunted house with mediums calling spirits from the dead?”

“Real spirits,” Stephanie said as she parked. “They do a real séance to call them.”

“This is the big surprise?”

“Yup. Scared?” Her voice was almost taunting him, daring him to show weakness. 

“Uh, no. I have to admit I’m a little surprised that you believe in ghosts and spirits and all that stuff.”

“You don’t?” 

“Not a bit. I think they are a combination of overactive imaginations and wishful thinking. There’s nothing that passes as proof, or even evidence, of ghosts. As a woman of science, shouldn’t you believe what the evidence points to?” 

Stephanie seemed entertained by Hunter’s challenging position. “Of course I do. And that’s the beauty of it. I don’t know if ghosts really exist anymore than the next person, because I’ve never seen any evidence. But me not seeing evidence is not the same as there being no evidence, or evidence to the contrary, so I’m a doubter until I see something definitive, like you say. Maybe there is no evidence because ghosts don’t exist, maybe we can’t perceive the kind of evidence they leave behind, or—hey, don’t roll your eyes at me! —or maybe spirits like to tease the living, showing us just enough to make us uncertain of their existence.” 

She parked and they headed for the entrance. “‘Tease the living?’” Hunter was caught up in this debate, mostly because he knew it was in good fun and also because Stephanie appeared entertained by the back and forth. “So ghosts come back from the dead to…mess with our heads? I’d rather be one of those totally evil ghosts that scares the shit out of people and makes them drop dead on the spot.”

“I think you could pull that off!” she said as she slugged him in the arm while they walked. “Don’t you like scary movies?”

“Sure, but that doesn’t mean I think the plot is non-fiction. I like Christmas movies and cartoons, but I don’t think Santa Claus is real or that rabbits and ducks and pigs can talk.”

“Cartoons? Really?” She shook her head dismissively. “Anyway, it’s fun to be scared, and it makes it scarier when you give a little credence to the idea that these things might be real and lurking around the corner, so I suspend my disbelief.” They reached the entrance of the rather large colonial-style home. “I want this to be fun—do you think you can figure out a way to have fun with it?”

He thought for a moment. Hunter had to agree that it used to be fun to turn off the lights and scare the crap out of himself. He had read The Amityville Horror as a twelve-year-old, and it had cost him many nights of sleep, wondering what might happen to him in his house at 3:15 a.m. However, back then he hadn’t been nearly as sure about the lack of ghosts and spirits as now. That would make it harder to fully commit to the evening, but he wanted to have fun as well. “OK, I’ll find a way to enjoy myself and stay in the spirit.” 


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Sunday, October 16, 2016

*Author Spotlight Lisa Pottgen*

Lisa Pottgen is an amazing woman and a wonderful author and I am very excited to have her in our Sunday Spotlight slot. I cannot wait for you guys to learn a little bit more about her and be sure to pick up her work!


Lisa fell in love with the idea of storytelling when she first discovered the world of books at a very early age. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to write. Now, after following several different paths, the written word has once again called to her.  Her first published piece, Jacob's Awakening, was first released as part of the anthology, "Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown." It is currently updated and re-released as part of Marfa House's 2016 Halloween Anthology, "The Witches' Cavern" and as a stand alone short. Readers will be able to learn and discover more about Jacob in Lisa's upcoming series, Living Outside the Box. Lisa lives in Florida with her husband, three children, and Schnoodle pup. She has first-hand experience with autistic children from which she drew when developing Jacob's character. She spends her free time reading and trying to instill the love of books in her children.

She currently has several other writing projects in the works as well, including a stand alone young adult fantasy novel and a creative non-fiction work about raising a child with autism.


“There you are! What took you so long to get here, my boy?” It was an older man who had spoken. He pulled away from the mass of human bodies huddled at the far end of the clearing when he saw Jacob standing there, a dazed look on his face.
Something about this man seemed very familiar to Jacob; however, he was sure he had never met him before. “Or have I?” Jacob mused to himself. Something about the older man tugged at a memory he just could not grasp. “The eyes. Those electric blue eyes, where have I seen them before,” Jacob thought to himself. Jacob himself has brilliant, emerald green eyes. He always thought they were a combination of his father's sapphire blue and his mother's honey.
“We have been waiting quite a long time for you to get here, Jake. I knew you would find your way to me eventually. You see, I can explain this all. Help it make more sense for you. Would you like that?”
Jacob stepped back. He was confused, didn’t understand exactly what the man was talking about. “Do not be afraid. You are dreaming and I know that everything must seem very frightening to you right now. But this is not the first dream like this you have had nor will it be the last.”

Twitter:  @destinyisntfree Facebook:  http://facebook.com/LPWrites BLOG:  http://justanotherrabidreader.info Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Marie-Pottgen/e/B00ED5YDL0/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_5
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7203920.Lisa_Marie_Pottgen



Tiegan O’Shea is just your average 16-year-old girl.  She is a junior in high school.  She is active on the soccer team, the swim team and the softball team.  Her best friend, Kieran Tarver, is the boy next door type who has always had her back no matter what.

But there are a few things about Tiegan that are different.  You see, Tiegan has been raised by a single dad.  She knows really very little about her mother.  Her dad has always told her that her mom died when she was very, very small.  Too small, in fact to even remember her at all without the pictures that her father keeps on the mantle in the living room of their New England Colonial-style home.

If only that super relationship could have prepared them for all of the things that were about to change in their lives.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

*Author Spotlight Ashlee Sinn*

I am super excited about today's spotlight guys, she is one of my favorites! Although she has only had a few releases, I completely devoured them in one sitting each time. Be sure to pick up her books! Ladies and gentlemen I am pleased to introduce Ashlee Sinn!!


Ashlee Sinn fancies all creatures of the paranormal persuasion, especially those who like to bite. Her steamy romances tend to feature swoon-worthy heroes and kick-ass heroines. Whether its vampires, weres, or demons, the women who keep them in line have a special place in her heart. And in her chaotic head.



The first book of The Alaska Shifters – a spinoff from The Callaghan Clan books.



Derrick Ward has always wanted a mate. When all of his friends settle down and start a family, he wonders if it will ever happen for him. Brandt, his clan leader, has some females in mind, but Derrick refuses to accept a forced mating. And now the time has come for the shifters to reveal themselves. Derrick fears that once the world knows he’s a grizzly, he’ll never be able to find that right person to fill his den.


Julia Housten has been in love with Derrick for years. Still recovering from the negative reputation her father left behind by his failed challenge for clan leader, she worries that Derrick will never accept her as a potential mate. So when she has an opportunity to do something good for the clan, she can hardly contain herself when she learns she’ll be working with Derrick.


The International Shifter Coalition is moving forward with the big reveal while Julia and Derrick discover just how perfect they are together. But with the reveal comes a danger they hadn’t expected. A new threat that could tear them apart looms nearby, and it will take the whole clan to protect everything, and everyone, they love.



As I set down my fork after cleaning my plate of salmon, crab legs, and roasted potatoes, the smile grew on my face. “I seriously think that was the best dinner I’ve ever eaten as a human.”

Derrick smiled and took a drink of his wine. “As a human?”

I shrugged. “My bear likes raw salmon.”

“Isn’t that a stereotype?” he teased.

“Maybe, but it’s true. If you don’t know where I am, check down by the shore.”

“Good to know,” he said with a wicked grin. Raising his glass, he stretched out his arm in an offered toast. “To the last day of anonymity.”

The worry in his face ruined the handsome jawline. “It will be okay,” I said after I clinked my glass to his.

“Do you really think so?”

“I do,” I said, taking a sip. “People aren’t what they used to be. They’re more tolerable of differences and more curious about the unknown. I mean I think it will be a little rough for a while, but something else will come along that’s louder and shinier, and their interest will move on.” When Derrick just stared at me, I shook my head. “What?”

“Do you even understand how much I want to take you back to my place right now?”

“Huh?” Words simply wouldn’t form as the aroma of his bear filled the space around us. His hand found my knee under the table and the feeling of skin on skin ignited a fire of need in me that I hadn’t felt before.

“I will never forgive myself for wasting so much time with you.”

“What do you mean?”

“I knew you had a crush on me. The brothers teased me about it all of the time. But I wouldn’t listen. I refused to listen. Even if, now that I can look back, even if my bear was trying to tell me otherwise.”

I swallowed the emotions welling up in my throat. “What are you saying, Derrick?”

“I’m saying that I want you to be mine. And I wish we hadn’t wasted so much time getting to this place, but now that we’re here…I don’t ever want us to be away from each other. These last few days have been torturous for me. My bear wants you. I want you.” Derrick lifted his hands and reached across the table for my own. When I placed them inside of his, he smiled. “You’re my mate, and I love you.”



The Vampire Huntress Series


The Callaghan Clan


The Alaska Shifters




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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

*Tuesday Spotlight Jodie Pierce*

Hey guys sorry for the late post, but we are so happy to be able to have this spotlight without further ado here is the wonderful, Jodie Pierce.

Jodie Pierce is both a traditionally and self-published vampire Author that has also dabbled in vampire horror and vampire erotica. She has four traditionally published novellas and many other self-published novellas as well. She has had a fascination with vampires since 7th grade but it wasn’t until she read an Anne Rice book that she started writing about the vampires she had loved for so long. She finally got to meet her Idol, Anne Rice and she was everything Jodie’d hoped for and more. Christine Feehan was the reason Jodie started dabbling in Erotica so she used her vampire influence and wroth a few vampire erotica books. She also got to meet Ms. Feehan and they spoke for a very long time as they realized they had many things in common. Jodie was very excited about meeting her two idols and will be a day she’ll never forget (they were both at the same show together).
Jodie also is CEO of an online ezine, Darkness Within which she puts together every month. She decided as she has person history with familial Alzheimer’s that she’d like to do a Halloween edition of the ezine and publish it as a book instead of just an online ezine. All the proceeds from the charity book will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. She is also working closely with a friend to get a website up for the ezine so look forward to that.
She is happily married to the man of her dreams and has one kitty named Pixie. She enjoys research so many things in her stories are real with fiction in her stories. She was an exchange student in Brazil in high school so you will find many of her influences from there. She is taking a short break from vampires and currently working on a mental health memoir of sorts. She hopes to help people with the book. Don’t worry though, she’s also working on another project with vampires and the UFC but not exactly them by name.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

*Author Spotlight* Micalea Smeltzer

Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Excerpt for When Stars Collide

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.
Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend. 

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

*Sunday Spotlight* Regina Wamba

I’m an eternal optimist; negativity only serves as an anchor to creativity. Hate is a four letter word.

I graduated in 2006 from Brown College with a Degree in Visual Communications (Graphic Design). In 2010, I joined a forum and started doing fan art, using my design to make art from the books I read. While there, I met authors and the idea of covers and self-published work snowballed into what I’ve built today.

I loathe socks . . . absolutely detest those suckers . . . creeping down my foot, slouching into my boots, crinkling between the toes. <shivers>

Striving for excellence, and pushing myself to always step outside of the box, is something of a hobby of mine. 

But I don’t want to reach the top without a crowd of peers around me, so I look to push people to find their passions and grab hold—no matter how nauseating that might be. Lift as you climb!

My clients include: Amazon, Atria Books, Random House, Penguin Books, Skyscape, Montlake Romance, Jessica Sorensen, Gail McHugh, Cambria Hebert, Leslie Dover, Lexi Blake, Micalea Smeltzer, Amy Bartol, and hundreds more.

If you hire me, my focus will be on designing you a cover with originality and significance.




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

*Author Spotlight S.N. Garza*

I am super excited about this author because she is one of my personal favorites, so without further ado please allow me to introduce you to S.N. Garza!
About the Author
S. N. Garza is from Southeast Houston, Texas, with her husband and two small children. She is a full time Chilihead employee at Chili's Bar & Grill. Author of steamy, sexy, sinfully beautiful stories about strong alpha men and the women who fall for them.
When she's not taking care of her family, or working her tail off, you can find her writing well into the night with her headphones on, or reading another steamy romance novel, attaining another fictional boyfriend.
Where the men are strong, the women, stronger.

Amazon Author Page URL
Goodreads Author page
Facebook Page
Instagram: @sngarza124

Bound: Smarturl.it/boundbook1

Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow
to her abusive pimp. It taught him a lot about relationships and how
never to get involved in one. When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life
is forever changed. Her gentle personality has him thinking maybe his
vow to never commit is misplaced. Until she disappears out of his
Adelaide knew the only way to escape the darkness she’s lived her life
in, is to go back to the one place that’s haunted her dreams. Home.
Reuniting with Courtland is the last thing on her mind until she
becomes helpless to his every kiss. Hopeless to his every touch. And
no matter how far she tries to run, her heart is irrevocably bound to

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Amazon: Smarturl.it/daagbf 

***for mature readers due to sexual content, graphic language, and violence. Not for young adult readers***
He will show her a world she never imagined.
She will show him how to open his heart to love.
Scarlet Castle is a small-town girl with big-city dreams. Ever since she can remember being a dancer on Broadway has been her goal, but downtown Houston is as far as she’s gotten.
Dax Dixon keeps the books at Saints and Sinners Lounge, a well-known cabaret in the heart of Houston. He’s also the grandson of a hard core motorcycle club president. No one can prove the club is full of criminals, but Dax doesn’t need proof for what he already knows. And he also has no intention of being involved.
As for the opposite sex? They were only good for one reason.
Then he meets Scarlet. Then all bets are off.
One night at the lounge Scarlet becomes a witness to a crime, living proof that the MC is not as pure as they want people to believe. Dax’s grandfather wants to eliminate her and he sends someone she least expects to get the job done.
Can Dax get to her in time to save her from the MC determined to destroy their future?

Hot Houston Nights: Boxset (2 stories for the price of 1)
Hot Houston Nights: Boxset
Graham & Isabella/Grant & Pippah

Graham & Isabella: What happens when a one night stand, doesn’t stay just that? 
Out for the first time after a long term relationship, Isabella wasn’t expecting much except a good time with the girls. A one night stand wasn’t in the cards, until she met him. 
Graham is damaged both physically and mentally by a past that refuses to let him go. When he sees Isabella for the first time, she wasn’t at all what he was expecting. 
One night. No regrets. That’s all it was supposed to be. But fate has different plans. Follow Graham and Isabella on their discovery of trying to fight fate, but one night just isn’t enough. 

This is a three part serial series of hot sexual encounters and conflicting emotions. Their journey to their happily forever after will be a hard one, but so worth it.

Grant & Pippah: Grant Moore is fine being a bachelor. He has no intentions on letting a woman lead him around by the nose like his best friend did. Until the one night he slept with a virgin. When morning came, she disappeared with the night. Leaving him feeling robbed. Something about her ignited a flame that he wasn't ready to burn out.
Pippah Walker had a list. Being the daughter of a wealthy man, she was making it happen. But when he cuts off her expenses and ships her to Texas to learn some real life lessons, Pippah decides to take a risk and mark off one of her quests. Having a one night stand.

No names were exchanged. Just red hot passion.


His Second Chance

As a young girl, all Kellan ever wanted was to be herself. Always compared to her perfect older sister, Kellan leaves for college with hopes to be free of condescending parents. When tragedy strikes, and her older sister gets murdered, she’s more ostracized than ever. So she stays away.
Five years and a big blow up with her boyfriend, Kellan returns to Bay Creek. A small Army town in west Texas.
After the tragic loss of his wife, Beckett took every mission he could to avoid his hometown. Letting his family raise his son in his absence. When Kellan shows up, he’s reminded what it feels like to be alive again. Only one thing…he never expected to fall in love again. Not with the sister of his dead wife.
Sparks fly and passion ignites. How could something so wrong, feel so right?
Will his second chance at happiness blow up in his face?
Secrets are uncovered. And the betrayal cuts deep. But love…cuts the deepest.

X-Treme Measure
Smashwords: smarturl.it/xmsmash

X-treme Measure Blurb

* this is a contemporary romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter*

X-TREME MEASURE: where everything is for your pleasure.

Daniel 'The Duke' Greensboro wants nothing more than to take care of his little girl. Being a male stripper and escort made that happen. He wasn't looking for anything else. Until she moved into the apartment next door and turned his world upside down.
When Moriah's financial aid is cut off, she has to find a new place to live and going home to deadbeat parents wasn't an option. Finding a posh apartment in the heart of Houston was her only choice. She didn't anticipate meeting hot, sexy-as-sin, single dad Daniel Greensboro...the neighbor across the hall. When he asks for a favor, she just can't say no. 
Then one night Moriah goes out with the girl's from work and they head straight for X-treme Measure. She has no idea what to expect, until she sees Daniel, heating up the stage. 
Seeing Moriah at X-treme Measure is shocking but it provokes him to give her just a little tease of what she could have. 

Sometimes you find love in all the wrong places. Every once in awhile, it's so worth it.


Coming November 24th
Amazon pre-order 

Sarah Connelly's had a crush on Team USA Volleyball player Donovan Richards ever since she could remember. When she finally gets the chance to meet him, she never thought she'd catch him with his pants down. What's a girl to do?
The intense, focused gold medalist Donovan Richards never believed in love at first sight. Until Sarah, the new sports medicine trainer, came walking in, catching him almost naked in the locker room and staring straight at his dick. 
Sarah is dedicated to her job, but Donovan is relentless. He goes for what he wants and that's the sexy, sassy Miss. Connelly.

Should she choose love over having the career of a lifetime? Or can she find a way to have both? Donovan certainly thinks so, because he's never giving up on her or on them. Even if it means quitting Team USA.