AuthorIsland: A New Release In LaVerne Thompson’s Dark And Sexy Hidden Series
DARK SHADOW by LaVerne Thompson
The Hidden Series
Did you really think you’d live forever?
She never planned on dying at eighteen, much less awakening to live in the world as a creature of the night. Still, Noel doesn’t complain. She embraces who she’s become, even through the dark loneliness she feels at times.
Have you ever had dreams so alluring you couldn’t get them out of your mind?
Jett knows they’re only dreams, but they feel real to the point that he closes his eyes during the day just to embrace them again. No matter the danger to his soul if such a beautiful nightmare does exist. It goes by the sweet name Noel.
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LaVerne Thompson is an award winning, best-selling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen name Ursula Sinclair. She is currently working on several projects.
She has a daughter in her first year of college and a senior in highschool, so technically she has more time to write. Visit her website to read excerpts of her books. She’s recently discovered the world of interactive storytelling and can also be found online at http://rpworldgroup.org/ as herself.
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2 days, 1 hour ago ago
AuthorIsland: Book Two In Erin Nicholas’ Sapphire Falls Series Only 99 Cents For A Limited Time
GETTING WORKED UP by Erin Nicholas
Sapphire Falls, Book 2
Phoebe Sherwood is in love with the perfect man. Well, except for the fact that he’s in love with someone else. But Phoebe isn’t the type to let a little detail like that keep her from getting what she wants. And as she’s plotting how to get him back, she meets the perfect solution—Joe Spencer. The city boy is in town to retrieve his sort-of fiancé—the woman who stole Phoebe’s man— and when he hears Phoebe’s plan to reclaim their respective soul mates, he’s in
Bright and sparkly. That’s Joe’s first impression of Phoebe. He’s always been attracted to sparkly things—like neon casino signs, sequined evening gowns and Porsches. In fact, his affinity for those things, and the trouble they can cause, are exactly why he’s determined to change his habits and settle down.
But if he’s going to win his girl back, he’s going to need to learn a new way of life. Country line dancing, guzzling homemade moonshine and getting rid of his custom-made suits are what it takes to fit into Sapphire Falls… and he’s got some work to do.
But Phoebe is the perfect coach.
And everything will be just fine… as long as they can keep their hands off of each other and remember which hearts they are trying to win over.
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Erin has been reading romance since her mom first let her into her book cupboard when Erin was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber… they took Erin’s ‘happily ever after’ ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.
She’s been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with her head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. She’ll confess that her very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by her father’s love of the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, Erin’s sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.
But it wasn’t long until Erin started writing about true love and that’s where she’s been ever since.
She’s so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you and hopes that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, She hopes that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.
Erin loves to hear from readers! Please write her at Erin@ErinNicholas.com
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2 days, 3 hours ago ago
AuthorIsland: All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we’re celebrating book three in Kallypso Masters‘ bestselling Rescue Me Series!
NOBODY’S PERFECT by Kallypso Masters
Rescue Me Book 3
Savannah Gentry, now Savi Baker, escaped the abuse, torture, and degradation forced upon her by a sadistic father for eleven years and has made a safe life for herself and her daughter. When her father threatens her peace of mind–and her daughter’s safety–Savi runs to Damian Orlando for protection. Eight years earlier, young Savannah shared one perfect day with Damian that changed both their young lives and resulted in a secret she can no longer hide. But being with Damian reawakens repressed memories and feelings she does want to keep hidden–buried. At Damian’s private Masters at Arms Club, she discovers that sexual healing might be achieved through BDSM (Bondage, Dominance/submission, sadomasochism)—specifically SM administered by a loving Service Top named Damian.
Damian, a wounded warrior, has had his own dragons to fight in life, but has never forgotten Savannah. He will lay down his life to protect Savi and her daughter, but doesn’t believe he can offer more than that. She deserves a whole man, something he can never be after a firefight in Iraq. Damian also has turned to SM to regain control of his life and emotions and fulfills the role of Service Top to “bottoms” in the club in need of catharsis by whipping or other SM practices he is skilled at delivering. But he could never deliver that level of pain to Savi, who needs someone gentle and loving, not the man he has become. But when Savi witnesses a cathartic whipping scene on her first night at the club–delivered by Damian–she begins to wonder if this Damian could also help her regain control of her life and reclaim her sexuality and identity.
CONTENT WARNING: Readers who have a history of past abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional) may be triggered by scenes in this story. Before reading this book, please be aware that it is primarily about an incest survivor dealing with the sexual aftermath of years of abuse. She has dealt with non-sexual issues in years of therapy, but has tamped down anything related to sex. In this story, she struggles to find healing through a trusting, consensual BDSM relationship. If you believe that reading about PTSD flashbacks of incest, whipping for catharsis, mindf**ks, and related topics might be triggering for you, but you still choose to read it, please make sure you only read this book in a safe environment with supportive people available to you.
The BDSM scenes in this book (some of them beginning and advanced sadomasochism techniques) are the result of many conversations with submissives and Dominants who have worked through similar abuse issues using activities in the BDSM community and lifestyle. Therefore, the BDSM is portrayed as healing rather than titillating. If you are looking for the latter only, this might not be an enjoyable read.
But if you want to delve into the roller-coaster journey of a young couple trying to work through intense issues in a compelling story that pulls you into the characters’ world and doesn’t let you go, then you might find healing and entertainment in this story. The author, also a child-sexual abuse survivor, has found that writing the story has provided catharsis for her, and hopes other survivors who read it will see that they are survivors, too, and no one is ever so wounded she or he can’t find love.
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Kallypso Masters writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the women who can bring them to their knees. She also has brought many readers to their knees— having them experience the stories right along with her characters in the Rescue Me series. Kally knows that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so her couples don’t solve all their problems and disappear at “the end” of their Romance, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the series.
Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her “day job” the month before. MASTERS AT ARMS was her debut novel (published in August 2011), followed by NOBODY’S ANGEL, NOBODY’S HERO, NOBODY’S PERFECT and SOMEBODY’S ANGEL. Next she looks forward to writing the long-awaited book of Luke, NOBODY’S DREAM.
Kally lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog and cat. Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook’s “The Rescue Me Series Open Discussion” secret group— send a friend request to the Karla Montague link below on Facebook to join; she also visits the Fetlife “Rescue Me! Series Discussion Group” regularly) and in live online chats. She hopes to meet you in her future travels! If you meet her face to face, be sure to ask for a Kally’s friend button!
To contact or interact with Kally, go to Facebook (Facebook.com kallypsomasters), her Facebook Author page (Facebook.com KallypsoMastersAuthorPage), or Twitter (@ kallypsomasters). To join the secret Facebook group Rescue Me Series Open Discussion, please send a friend request to Karla Montague (Facebook.com karla.Montague. 1) and she will open the door for you. Must be 18 or older to join.
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We’re also celebrating all day today over on Facebook! Stop by to meet Kallyspo and learn all about her Rescue Me Series and to get your name in the hat for an AuthorIsland Goodie Box! Kallyspo Master’s Facebook Event
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