Monday, March 31, 2014

Rising Assets by Rebecca Zanetti - Interview & Review

Rising Assets

by: Rebecca Zanetti


Synopsis: Friends with benefits was never the plan…

Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.

Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.

Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?

Rising Assets is book #3 in the Maverick Montana series, that said, it is a stand alone and can be read by itself. Now, that being said....I am a series whore and will have to go back and read the first 2 books, Against The Wall & Under The Covers. But hey, that's just me!

Colton is a sexy cowboy who is just as comfortable on the ranch as he is behind the desk as the CEO of his family's business. Melanie is a strong woman fighting to keep the ranch that her Grandfather left her, while trying to tackle more personal issues. Even though they have been friends forever, Melanie just doesn't feel comfortable enough to let Colt in on her problems. After doing some digging around, Colt decides he will help Melanie in any way possible, even if it means putting his life's plan on hold. Can they be more than just friends?

Rising Assets is a sexy, fun, feel-good read. I loved the back & forth between Melanie & Colton, I giggled at the idea of the whole town getting up in their business (ie "the bet") and finding out who the bet-taker was in the end was just perfect! This book just makes you feel good....Good friends, good romance, just a really good book!

This is the first time I have read anything by Rebecca Zanetti and I know it won't be the last!


Thank you so much for having me here today!  J

·         Please tell us a little about yourself….


Let’s see.  My life right now is a chaotic mix of deadlines, moving our house, and trying to keep up with my kids and husband’s sports schedules.  I’ve worked as a Senate Aide, lawyer, college professor, and art curator, and it seems like after a couple of years, I get bored and find a new profession.  Or maybe I was just leading up to finally writing and becoming an author, because I’ve stuck with this job for nearly five years now, and I have no intention of stopping.  Once you let those voices free, they just keep talking.  J


·         What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you?


Actually, I’m pretty shy, even though I worked as a trial attorney and a professor.  It’s difficult for me to stand up in front of people and talk, although it’s nice to talk about writing in workshops.  But I think I’ve done enough public speaking by now that I can at least fake that I’m not wanting to duck under the podium and hide.


·         Tell us a little about your latest book?


Rising Assets is my latest book, and it was so much fun to write a sexy romance featuring two best friends who aren’t sure they want to take that leap into the bedroom…although they really want to get each other naked.  Add in a meddling small town, a lost third friend, and some fun family dynamics, and I’m hoping readers fall in love with Colton and Melanie and truly enjoy their romance.


·         What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? Least?

I love writing the first page of any romance book.  The blank page where anything goes, and usually the hero and heroine either meet or meet up again.  Deadlines are probably what I enjoy least, although they’re necessary to get those books out to readers.

·         How would you describe your writing process?


How fun to think I have a process!  LOL!  Let’s see.  I sit down and write the first chapter, knowing nothing really about the plot, the book, or the characters.  Sometimes I end up writing a scene that needs to happen later in the book, but usually it’s the first chapter.  Then I figure out who these people really are, why they can’t be together, and how to finally get them together.  So, I write a first draft.  Then I edit, and edit, and edit…finally sending it to my agent.  She writes back with a couple of suggestions, and I edit again before sending the book off to my editor.  Then I do laundry because I’ve probably ignored it for two weeks, and then I also make a nice dinner for my family because my hubby has probably been cooking for a couple of weeks.  (He’s a better cook than I am, anyway.)  So…that’s my process.


·         Do you have anything due to release soon?


Rising Assets releases today at a special release sales price of less than a dollar!  I’m so excited about this!

Quickie Questions

·         Milk or Dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate…

·         Coffee or tea?

Tea.  Definitely tea these days.

·         Leather or lace?


Oh baby.  Leather. 


·         Hard & Fast or Long & Slow?

Both.  Yep.  I said both.

·         Favorite junk food?

Potato chips.

·         One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without?

Comfy socks.  Definitely.

·         One unusual item in/on/around your workspace?


A miniature flying dragon leaning over the top of my desk to watch me.


·         Favorite adult beverage?


Wine – a good Shiraz is best.

Author Bio: USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Captured In Croatia by Christine Edwards - Review

Captured In Croatia
by Christine Edwards
(Release date: May 1, 2014)

Corporate spy Carew Sloan is sent to Zagreb, Croatia, to retrieve information for a private intelligence agency. Carew’s beauty and talent for computer decryption make her the natural choice for this sensitive mission. After charming her mark, Vasilije Juric, in one of Zagreb’s swanky dance clubs, Carew finds herself in Juric’s bedroom. It will take only a moment to gather the information she was sent for and make her escape. Or so she thinks.

Unfortunately for Carew, Juric has a keen-eyed bodyguard, Zoran, who pegged her instantly as trouble. After a high speed chase, he retrieves Carew from her wrecked car. Rather than turn the stunning spy over to his merciless boss, Zoran takes matters into his own hands and keeps the girl … as his captive. Zoran’s keen intelligence, striking features, and powerful physique prove hard to resist, and soon their mutual hostility takes a backseat to the torrent of lust neither can deny.
Will Carew follow her heart, even it means losing her livelihood? What other dangers await them both beyond Zoran's lair?
"Whether she likes it or not, my beautiful little captive is going to learn a tough lesson about obedience...I’ve always been aroused by a challenge in all aspects of my life. I’ve forever taken the hard road and over time I’ve even learned to yearn for it."
- Zoran Vranic, Captured in Croatia
Christine Edwards hits the mark again with her latest book Captured in Croatia! Action, Adventure,a hot alpha man, and a smart sexy woman! What more can you ask for? How about lots of rolling in the sheets, and on the floor, and in the get the idea.

I have enjoyed every single one of Christine's book but, Captured in Croatia was the best so far.

Carew is undercover looking for info on Juric. Zoran has been hired by Juric as a bodyguard. Zoran knows Carew is up to no good and he tries to persuade her to leave. But, this is her job and she cannot fail. After finding the information, Carew leads Zoran on a high-speed chase and ends up wrecking her car. Zoran rescues her and takes her back to his house to hide her from Juric. While in hiding, Carew & Zoran find all kinds of adventure between the sheets.

This is the hottest book yet.....and I can't wait to see what Christine has in store for her readers next!

You can find my reviews for Christine's other books Claimed in Canada & Nabbed in New Zealand here.

About Christine Edwards:
Erotic Romance Author Christine Edwards grew up in the Deep South on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor's degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales. She continues to publish stories that immerse readers in exotic and realistic geographic settings amid interesting subcultures of adult life.

Within the vein of BDSM romance, her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines. She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine currently resides in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, SC.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shade's Fall by Jamie Begley- Q & A with Lily and Shade

The Last Riders Book Four

By: Jamie Begley


(STAND OF HONOR by Cathryn Williams) *See Below




Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious and he's definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity.

Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex Navy SEAL sniper.

When the nightmares from her past come calling, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation.  Could their passion be Shade's downfall?


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Q&A with Shade and Lily of SHADE’S FALL
Lily and Shade are sitting on the couch in their new home.
Lily, a year ago, did you ever see yourself with a guy like Shade? (No offence to you Shade, but…You are the worst of the lot…hee hee)  What was it about him that finally changed your mind? 
“A year ago, I could not imagine that I would be attracted to a man like him. He can be a little rough around the edges when you first get to know him. I began to become attracted to Shade because of his tattoos, they told me about the man he kept hidden inside, that and the shower it was a package deal.”
Shade, what was the defining moment where you finally said “enough with the other women, I will do whatever I need to do to have her”?
“When she almost died during the robbery at Sex Piston’s shop.” 
Lily, how did you deal with the jealousy over the women members of the Last Riders? (Especially that Bliss, always getting herself in trouble)
“I prayed. A lot.”
Shade, when you finally opened up to Lily about…well…everything that you hadn’t been truthful about, were you afraid that she wouldn’t be able to trust you after that, or did you know that things would work out as they did?
“I opened up and told her the truth because it was in my past, I knew she would forgive me, she is the most loving woman I have ever known. What I didn’t want was for her to find out about my past without me telling her, she expects honesty from those she loves.”
Lily, now that you are settled in your life, what are your plans?  Social Worker?  Still planning to run the Church store?
“Yes, I love my new job. I actually feel like I’m helping more people through the Church store. I wanted to be a Social Worker to help children in need and through the Church store I can actually help them more than I would being constrained by the government position I would hold.”
Shade, the men of the Last Riders have really thrown me for a loop a time or two, do the other men have surprises up their sleeves as well?
“I think Train may have a surprise in store for the readers.”
Lily, are you officially a member of The Last Riders? (You don’t have to share with us how you gained your votes…wink wink)
“Thanks to Shade and the IOU’s that everyone owed him, I am now a member of The Last Riders.”
Shade, have you started working on getting that baby in Lily’s belly?
Shade grins. “I don’t shoot blanks.”
Any parting words for all the Shade and Lily fans?
“My patience paid off and in the end I got the girl.” Lily smiles at her husbands words, reaching out to take his hand in hers. “I won the prize, I got the guy.”

This book is a stand alone story. However, to receive the full experience these books are recommended before "Shade's Fall" in the following order:

Razer's Ride (The Last Riders, #1)
Viper's Run (The Last Riders, #2)
Knox's Stand (The Last Riders, #3)
Sex Piston (Biker Bitches, #1)
Teased (The VIP Room, #1)
Tainted (The VIP Room, #2)

Author Bio

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduate this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing four series of books- The Last Riders, The Dark Souls, The VIP Room, and Biker Bitches series. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years to write, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be this summer. Right now I am typing away on my next story and looking forward to traveling this summer!”


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Stand of Honor
Stand Series #1
By: Cathryn Williams


Melanie Brooks is determined to prove her father wrong, she does have what it takes to be a champion in the cage. The only problem is that she needs a trainer, one that can help her get the championship belt she's determined to win. Her brother's friend Zane is the obvious choice, now she just has to convince him.

Zane, a disgraced MMA fighter, takes one look at the feisty Melanie and knows he is headed for trouble, but decides to go for it anyway. For her own safety, he should stay away, but Melanie’s fighting spirit reawakens his own, forcing him to make the choice to stay a prisoner of his past or fight his way back to being a champion.


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Author Bio

Cathryn Williams is the oldest and only female in a family of four children.  While born on the east coast, she has lived all over the country.  Her father’s job as an engineer caused the family to move throughout her entire youth.  She has spent time in Texas, Idaho, and Nevada before moving back to the eastern part of the country as an adult. It was during these early years that her love of literature began, starting with Nancy Drew and growing with the Sweet Valley High series stories.  This passion grew with each book and has caused her to transition into writing her own stories.  Cathryn’s inspiration stems from a diverse childhood, loving family, and oversized lapdog Scarlet.  When not giving life to her characters, she enjoys traveling, marathoning TV shows, and spending time with her family.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stealing His Heart by Ella Jade- Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Thanks so much for hosting me today. I’m thrilled to announce the release of my newest erotic, contemporary romance Stealing His Heart. If you like your men hot, dirty and southern, I may have just the thing for you.

When the players take the field this spring come meet my players...

Will the bad-boy pitcher strike out when it comes to love?

Shy music teacher Sophia Ballis has sworn off men. After a bad experience with a college jock she decided it was better to be alone than to get burned again. She focused on her education and now her new job at a local private school.

Professional baseball pitcher Paxton Hughes is a player both on and off the field. He's signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don't mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason.

While out jogging one spring morning, the two collide, setting their course in motion. Pax is immediately drawn to the unassuming beauty. Sophia is aware of his reputation and decides one night of meaningless sex with the attractive Texas charmer is just what she needs to get over her self-imposed dry spell. Pax has more than a one-night stand on his mind, but will his bad-boy persona and demanding schedule ruin any chances of a happily ever after?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content

“Can I walk you to your car?”
“Thank you.” Sophia got up from the table and took his hand. “I’m parked right out front.”
Pax led her across the dance floor, waving to the few people who were left, and then out to the parking lot.
“It’s that one.” She pointed to her beat-up car, the one she’d bought her freshman year of college. It was used then but it still managed to get her where she needed to go. “Probably not as nice as what you drive.”
He leaned her against the car and wrapped his arms around her waist. Her heart pounded hard against her chest, strumming loud between her ears. She could smell the beer that lingered on his breath. His hazel eyes narrowed as he swiped the tip of his tongue along his top lip before tilting his head.
“I have a feeling I’m going be seeing you in my dreams tonight.” He sighed as he brought his mouth to hers. “Give me something to remember these next few days.”
She nodded as she placed her hands on his broad shoulders and guided him to her, closing any space between them. When his warm lips touched hers, she thought she would explode. A burn coursed through her and settled between her legs. The mild tingling she’d experienced when they danced was nothing compared to the intensity she felt now.
As he deepened the kiss, his tongue massaged hers. Increasing his hold on her hips, he pinned her between the car and his massive thighs. She tightened her grip on him when his erection grazed her center. Every nerve ending in her begged to be satiated. The ache inside her stomach moved lower until the dampness invaded her panties. Her nipples poked against the thin material of her silk bra.
When she moaned into his mouth, he placed one last kiss on her lips before pulling away. He looked at her for a moment, pressing his forehead to hers, as he stuttered a few words.
“That was...well, I’ve never...” He ran his fingers through his hair. “You have me tongue-tied, sugar. That doesn’t happen often.”
Now she wanted to know what else he could do with that tongue.
“You best get in that car and drive away before I...”
She’d never wanted to have a one-night stand more than she did at that very moment. Maggie had said if there was ever a guy to have one with, Pax would be the one. He was a no-strings-attached player. Why hadn’t he asked her to go home with him?
“Be safe driving home.” He reached for the handle and opened her door. “You have some sweet dreams. I know I sure will.”
Sleep? That was the last thing on her mind.

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About Ella

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped.
Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
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