Sunday, July 5, 2015

One Love ~ Bring Your Kindle and get 2 free books!




After a year that has brought us from Ferguson to Baltimore to Charleston, I've wracked my brain to figure out a way to foster tolerance, understanding, and acceptance. This is what I've come up with. 


One Love. An online event for readers and writers of romance. We're gonna mingle, chat, and get to know each other. And every attendee will leave the event with 2 shiny new ebooks. You CANNOT walk out the door with just one. 

The event has a simple premise. We have gotta get together. We have to find common ground, and as a romance author, I thought, what simpler way to start than to read a book with a heroine from a different culture than yours? 

I write both Interracial and non-interracial titles. I know many authors who write one or the other...and many readers who read one or the other, but few who write or read both.

How could we change the world if we read books for their content and didn't segregate our Kindles?

As an author, you're committing to gift one book, via Kindle docs or as an Amazon gift, to any attendee who asks, no matter how many or how few that might be. (ARCs are fine)

As a reader, take time to browse the collections offered by the authors in attendance, mingle with all the authors who participate, and at the end, choose TWO titles, which you will receive as a gift from the authors. You MUST CHOOSE one IR (interracial) title and one non-IR title. Furthermore, you agree to READ both. Reviews are optional, but I know most of us would appreciate them.

Authors, post the link to your Amazon pages, starting now. Show off your cover art, blurbs, and anything else that helps us know who you are as a person, as well as an author. Add anyone and everyone you know who will agree to gift their work, or read two free books, in the spirit of changing the world.

Words matter. Diversity matters. Because there's just one love, let the change start with us, the readers and writers of romance. I don't trust politicians, but I trust a romance author to show us how to love.

So, invite your friends, browse the posts and let's open ourselves to change, then we can tackle the world.


Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/976113445744861/976140095742196/ Be sure to invite your friends!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Moved to Tears... and Moving!

In the last week, I’ve been heartbroken, outraged, stunned, and thrilled.

That’s a lot of emotion in a short span.

South Carolina is my home. It’s not the place where I was born, but I’ve lived here longer than I think it’s mathematically possible for me to live anywhere else. It’s where I went to college, got married, birthed my babies, and buried my husband.

As events in Charleston unfolded this week, I’ve seen something that’s unique, and it reminded me of why I fell in love with this state in the first place.

People here are gracious.

My heart overflowed as I watched several thousand people hold hands across the Cooper River to honor the slain Emmanuel Nine.

For those unfamiliar with the beautiful city we call the Holy City, the Cooper River is the same river that slave ships sailed to bring their  kidnapped cargo to shore. It’s the cradle of African slavery in the New World. And now, the same spot has led the charge for change. I believe we will take down the Confederate flag. I believe we will open our eyes and we will change.

And by God, if we can change, anyone can change. All across this nation, we can all change.

So, it is with mixed emotions that I announce I’m moving to Georgia with my daughter. Today.

More changes in a life full of them. Change is good, but a bittersweet moment, indeed.

The new cable company can’t install our equipment until July 6th.

Ouch.

On the other hand, by the time we talk again, I should have a(nother) serious chunk of Pedal to the Metal written. I’ll definitely have had time to perfect Turn & Burn, and will post the updated file as soon as I have internet access.

The first few weeks of a book’s life are the most critical. It’s the time I need to be on hand to nurture her, to push her into the world.

I won’t be able to do that this time, so I beg of you, if you love Shelby’s unfolding saga, please, leave a review.

And, maybe even whisper to alike-minded reader to give those nasty Hannah boys a read.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way you’ve embraced these characters. 

Peace,
~E


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See y'all soon from The Peach state (which, if you've read the De Marco series, you'd know just ain't so, but at least I'm a Braves fan.( <grin>



Monday, June 22, 2015

New Harper Miller release ~ Renewed

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Book Title: Renewed (The Kinky Connect Chronicles Book 2)
Author: Harper Miller
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotica and Interracial/Multicultural Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2015
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I was hurt. I was heartbroken. I felt abandoned and emotionally drained.

Sometimes heartache can open new doors.

Of course, names have been changed to protect all parties involved, but this is my story.

*Disclaimer* This is a novelette. Not a short story, novella, or novel. Content is intended for a mature audience, 18+.

Renewed is the second installment in The Kinky Connect Chronicles. The Kinky Connect Chronicles are short erotic stories/novelettes all wrapped up in neat little bows. These stories are standalones. No cliffhangers in the lot!
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brwngrltrvler: I’m not in NYC at the moment. I’m overseas, for work.

JapKenDoll: Nice! Your passport is getting a workout. That’s right, you did say it was late where you are. Where’d your travels take you?

brwngrltrvler: Why are you asking? You plan on flying all the way from New York, Superman? I’m in London.

There’s a long pause.

JapKenDoll: Good thing I just got my cape back from the dry cleaners. :) Tanya, I kid you not, I’m in Paris for work. It’s Fashion Week, which is a pretty big deal in my industry. I realize this is going to sound crazy, and you’ll probably say no, but I’d like to meet you. I fly out of De Gaulle with a layover at Heathrow for about an hour tomorrow. We can grab a cup of coffee as friends.

Well, that explains him checking into a hotel. Friends. Hmm, friends. Well, Kenji said he was transparent, but he doesn’t want to be just friends; I am sure of it. We were chatting via a kink-centric website. This is where people went for hookups. I’m sure he wanted something, something I most likely couldn’t give him.

brwngrltrvler: That’s a bad idea, Kenji.

JapKenDoll: Better to meet in London than New York, right? Afterward, you go off in your direction, I go in mine, and we never have to see each other again. Humor me. Have coffee with a man you’ll never see again. :)

I know it’s a bad idea, everything in my being is screaming it’s a bad idea. I’m emotional, I’m raw, I’m . . . stupid.

brwngrltrvler: What time?

Yes, incredibly stupid.
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Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.

A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.

When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine, and going on bad dates.

She loves hearing from readers. Feel free to reach out!
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Are You Ready for the Burn?



 The wait is over. Turn and Burn is live.
"People say love hurts. I'm going to prove them right."

After four years of hiding away at college, Shelby's determined to pay the Hannah brothers back for humiliating her, then get the hell out of town and never look back.

But things take an unexpected turn when Dale bets his prized '71 'Cuda Hemi that Shelby can beat Ridenhour's hot new driver in a drag race.
Throwing the race will give her the revenge she's longed for.
And cost her everything she's ever wanted.

When she finds herself once again on the country road where Colt Hannah ruined her life, it doesn't take long for the passion between her and her stepbrothers to reignite.

When you play with fire, you might get burned.
When you play with love, all bets are off.


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As I was finishing this story, nine innocent people were murdered in Charleston, S.C.
I'm still devastated, reeling from this viscous act of hatred. 
I love South Carolina. 
Sure, I enjoy taking my shots at the conservative mindset, but at the end of the day, this is where I raised my children and buried my husband; this is my home. 
But, dammit, we're out of excuses for our lack of tolerance.
I don't know how to change the world. I can only change myself.
If there's a message to be wrung from The 'Cuda Confessions, it's 
to be tolerant. We're all going through some shit.
Keep us in your thoughts as we struggle to heal.

~E


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kaia Bennett ~ Mind Over Matter ~ Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

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Mind Over Matter
by Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #3
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
Also in this series: #1 Crush, Closer
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial, Romance

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Synopsis: They said they would try. They said they would give their love a chance.

But when the mistakes of Gabriel's past clashed with Nicole's hopes for the future, they realized love wasn't enough. They tied up the loose ends of their broken hearts and walked away.

Now, Gabriel's career is on a meteoric rise and he is back to his bachelor ways. He told Nicole he couldn't promise forever and did his best to let her go, but these days he wonders if he spoke too soon.

Nicole has a new life, a new man, and she refuses to look back. To everyone around her though, not looking back looks an awful lot like running scared from the past.

With Jackie and Ian's wedding approaching, a reunion between the best man and the maid of honor is to be expected. What they don't expect is for the olive branch of friendship to catch fire with a love and need that is stronger than even their best intentions.

They called it quits. But is it really over? They still love each other. But does that even matter when they've made up their minds that there's no going back?

*NOTE* Mind Over Matter is the third and final book in the Loose Ends series.

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Closer
by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #2
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Interracial, Romance
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Synopsis: After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.

Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can finally indulge their insatiable passion. At least until Gabriel’s increasingly popular band goes on tour.

But the ticking clock of his budding music career isn’t the only obstacle to contend with. A blast from Gabriel’s wild past, a guy that kept Nicole warm in Gabriel’s absence, and fear of what the future holds all converge just as they’ve begun to realize this might be love…

Author's Note: This book contains strong language and sexual content with dark elements, some of which readers may find uncomfortable.

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#1 Crush
by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #1
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
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Synopsis: Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.

Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.

Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each other's arms.

Will they indulge and move on? Or will this crush turn into something more, something deeper? Something that leaves loose ends begging to be tied…

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About Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.

She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.

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