Desmond Haas on April 5th, 2014
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Consensual by Katherine Rhodes

Katherine Rhodes

I’m a graduate of Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. I have a Bachelor’s of English, Literature and I absolutely love to read– anything I can get my hands on.

Katherine IS a pseudonym I use for my erotic romanace, bdsm and paranormal erotic romance. If you click on J. Rose Alexander you can explore more, but here, I’ll show case the Hot Stuff. *wink* This blog is dedicated to my writings which are kinky, dirty, and fun.

I am a lackadaisical laundry goddess, and an expert in the profundities of bad music and awful literature– thanks to my husband. I’m an East Coast dweller, currently located in the Philadelphia Tristate area. We are the proud servants of three cats and a betta named Fishtian Grey.

Yeah. I named betta Fishtian Grey. It’s a long story.

Consensual

Book 1 in the Club Imperial Series

From the moment Nathaniel laid eyes on Emmy Westerly, he wanted her in his life. He would do anything to get her there and keep her there. To his surprise, Nathaniel found himself quickly pulled into Emmy’s dark world of whips and blindfolds, kink and submission. He was intrigued not only by the thrill of it, but by the enigma which led Emmy there as well.
Emmy could not resist Nathaniel Walsh. She couldn’t deny the electricity between them, the utter animal magnetism she felt for him. Emmy was mystified by someone as honest and uncomplicated as Nathaniel allowing her to lead him into the dark. She adored having him at the tip of her lash.
But Emmy had secrets – deep, cruel truths which led her to Club Imperial, and staying with Nathaniel would mean telling him everything. He wasn’t ready for that.
Neither was she.

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The Katherine Rhodes Interview Show Running Time: 32 minutes, 21 seconds

Desmond Haas on March 20th, 2014
Stirring Up Romance

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Lynn Gutierrez and Bill Robertson from Stirring Up Romance. After interviewing over 100 authors, I wanted to get a fresh take on romance as to what it is and how its perceived by both men and women.

We had a lively discussion with plenty of laughs where Bill and Lynn told me about their web site / community and themselves. Listen to us as we roll back the mysteries of romance.

 

Welcome to the Stirring Up Romance online community.

Stirring Up Romance is for everyone:

  •     If you’re already happy and have lots of romance in your relationship, great, it’s for you!
  •     If you are in a good relationship, but something is missing, perfect, it’s for you, too!
  •     If you are unhappy, but want your relationship to be everything that it can be, then Stirring Up Romance is really for you!

Our mission statement is; To spread romance around the World, one couple at time.

We invite you to join us in our commitment by sharing this website with your family and friends.

Throughout the Stirring Up Romance website you will find tips, tools, ideas, suggestions, gifts and more, which will help you and your sweetheart have more romance in your life.

While much of the site is open to everyone, some of the pages on this site have limited access to members only. In order to fulfill our mission of spreading romance around the world, we have kept the membership very affordable at under $2.50 per month.

We encourage you to explore the entire website and to return often, since we are committed to keeping the website current, by adding Recipes of the Week, Weekly Romance Tips, Fantasies of the Month, periodical Romance Blogs, Members Only Events and much more.

Web Site: https://stirringupromance.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StirringUpRomance

The Stirring Up Romance interview show running time: 41 minutes, 00 seconds

Desmond Haas on March 9th, 2014
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Rock It by Jennifer Chance

Jennifer Chance

I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)

Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.

I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.

To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.

As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.

Rock It

“Jennifer Chance’s Rock It is perfect for those of us who like our books the way we like our rockers: smart, sexy, sweet, and a damn good time!”—Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak Me

Jennifer Chance unleashes her hot new series with the tale of a smoldering rock star and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.

Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.

Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.

Jennifer Chance Web Site: http://www.jenniferchance.com/

Jennifer Chance on Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1fOLlBQ

Rock It at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1cnAZYT

Rock It at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1gbGXeR

Rock It at Heroes and Heartbreakers: http://rrn.me/1hY9rIN

Rock It Review: http://rrn.me/1cnBmCL

The Jennifer Chance Interview Show Running Time: 31 minutes and 31 seconds

Desmond Haas on March 6th, 2014
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How To Be A Man by Tamara Linse

Tamara Linse

Tamara Linse ~ writer, cogitator, recovering ranch girl ~ broke her collarbone at three, her leg at four, a horse at twelve, and her heart ever since. She is the author of How to Be a Man, a literary short story collection. She lives in Wyoming, where she writes short stories and novels.  To support her writing habit, she also edits, freelances, and occasionally teaches. Contact her at tamara [at] tamaralinse.com.

How To Be A Man

A girl whose self-worth revolves around masculinity, a bartender who loses her sense of safety, a woman who compares men to plants, and a boy who shoots his cranked-out father. These are a few of the hard-scrabble characters in Tamara Linse’s debut short story collection, How to Be a Man.

Set in contemporary Wyoming—the myth of the West taking its toll—these stories reveal the lives of tough-minded girls and boys, self-reliant women and men, struggling to break out of their lonely lives and the emotional havoc of their families to make a connection, to build a life despite the odds. How to Be a Man falls within the tradition of Maile Meloy, Tom McGuane, and Annie Proulx.

Tamara Linse Web Site: http://www.tamaralinse.com

Tama Linse Web Site: http://tamara-linse.blogspot.com

Buy How To Be A Man at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1lCLURt

Buy How To Be A Man at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1ov3Pqq

Buy How To Be A Man via iTunes: http://rrn.me/1cyKdlp

The Tamara Linse Interview Show Running Time: 35 minutes, 01 seconds

 

 

Desmond Haas on March 3rd, 2014
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Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Shattered Secrets

After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols’ boy problems seem unimportant.

She couldn’t be more wrong.

The boy who saves her holds her heart.

But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.

Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail’s one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.

Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own.

But has she put her trust in the wrong place?

The Krystal Wade Interview Show Running Time: 37 minutes, 50 seconds

Krystal Wade Web Site:  http://www.krystal-wade.com

Krystal Wade on Amazon: http://rrn.me/1olH3RC

Krystal Wade on Facebook: http://rrn.me/1i8zOPE

Krystal Wade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrystalWade

 

 

Desmond Haas on February 23rd, 2014

Because of You book cover imageCandy Caine

Candy Caine’s specialty is interracial romance —  a sub-genre that has been sorely overlooked in recent years by major publishers. Every work by Candy delicately balances romance, passion, and what it means to fall in love with someone of a different race and cultural background. Her claims to success over the years are not only due to great writing, but also dishing up great stories—romance with a little bit of spice!

With some 200 short stories, several novels and novellas published, hot and spicy Candy Caine keeps her husband, Robert, on his toes in their Long Island, NY home. Supportive of her writing career, he’s always willing to help her make certain the scenes in her stories are authentic. When asked why she began to write, Candy says: “I’ve always loved books and my biggest thrill is to bring the joy of reading to others.

Because of You

Defying her parents by marrying Adam, a white man, Jill Stone believed love could conquer all. And throughout Adam’s rise as an executive in a large New York advertising agency, Jill bottled up her unhappiness about his long hours and many trips out of town. But when their sizzling love life fizzled, she couldn’t keep quiet anymore. She wanted him home. More. And in her bed.

Adam recognized his marriage was going down the tubes, but couldn’t exorcise the demons of Jill’s parents thinking he wasn’t good enough for her, and the fear that he might somehow end up a failure like his father. He had to succeed. At all costs. To compound his problems, his latest boss was a gorgeous blonde who took one look at Adam’s buff, six foot- two body and didn’t make any bones about wanting him. Anyway she could get him.

Candy Caine’s Web Site: https://www.candycaine.com

Candy Caine on Amazon: http://rrn.me/1cFGrEs

Candy Caine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CandyCaineAuthor

Candy Caine at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1bBpPzm

Candy Caine at Smashwords: http://rrn.me/1js5GvS

The Candy Caine Interview Show Running Time: 46 minutes, 50 seconds

Desmond Haas on February 20th, 2014
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Angela Castle

Angela Castle

I have to say Angela is one of my favorite authors, but I hate her! I hate her because she writes more books in a week than I could in months–yes, it’s an exaggeration, but this writer is prolific.

For a while now, I have been her editor, both for a publisher and also freelance, so I may be a little biased. However, it’s hard not to be enamored by her work, especially if you like science fiction romance. I started reading SciFi as a kid and I have a collection of magazines and paperbacks. I’m also a romance author, melding these two genres makes for delicious stories.

I do like that her female heroines are not perfect, slim, idealized women; they are flawed and physically resemble most of the women in real life. This, I believe, allows her readers to easily see themselves in the main character. The male protagonists are extremely tall, well built, handsome…in other words, a wonderful, six-packed, alpha male.

All of her work shows a strong arc for the main characters, which for women is usually coming to terms with who they are emotionally and physically. By the end of the book, the heroine has become strong and secure within her on skin.

Angela Castle at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1fDMOpc

Angela Castle at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1hzUgbO

Angela Castle on Facebook: http://rrn.me/1gOxmKX

Angela Castle at BookStrand: http://rrn.me/1gOxutT

Angela Castle’s Web Site: http://www.angelacastle.net/

The Angela Castle Interview Show Running Time: 31 minutes, 30 seconds

Desmond Haas on February 9th, 2014
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The Heart of Annie by J. S. Foote

J. S. Foote

J.S. Foote is a writer and lawyer living in Austin, Texas. Before relocating back to Texas in 1998, she worked as an editor at Family Life magazine (published by Wenner Media, LLC and Hachette Filipacchi Media, Inc) and writer in New York City. The Heart of Annie is her first book; she is currently at work on its sequel.

The Heart of Annie

A classic love story of two people, who, as they grow to love each other, begin to shed their disenchantment and cynicism, and find in themselves individuals worthy of a happy ending.  The Heart of Annie is a story with which many people in this day and age can identify. The complexities of careers, jaded attitudes toward love and the importance of family all come together in a beautifully written novel that has the reader both cheering for love while scolding their best friend for their stupid relationship mistakes.

Jenny Foote Web Site: http://ccmediatx.wix.com/the-heart-of-annie

The Heart of Annie at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/MD9nD5

The Heart of Annie at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1gd8nA1

Jenny Foote on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSFoote or @JSFoote

The Heart of Annie at Kirkus Reviews: http://rrn.me/1bLhNBY

The J. S. Foote Interview Show Running Time: 36 minutes, 35 seconds

 

 

Desmond Haas on February 5th, 2014
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Love Bats Last by Pamela Aares

Pamela Aares

Pamela has always loved great stories. She writes the books she wants to read, unfurling stories that entertain, transport and inspire dreams. She laces her contemporary and historic series with spell-binding, sensual romance, unique and captivating plots and complex characters that make you believe in love all over again.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela had a successful career as an award-winning writer, producer, and director of PBS documentaries, including Your Water, Your Life featuring actress Susan Sarandon and the NPR radio series New Voices. She completed a Master’s Degree at Harvard and helped non-profit organizations develop their programs to champion the beauty and importance of nature and improve the lives of wild animals.

While taking a break from producing “The Powers of the Universe,” she trawled a favorite bookstore for a transporting and uplifting story. But the books the clerk recommended were bleak and dreary. After Pamela politely turned down the umpteenth suggestion, the kindly clerk said, “Oh, I see—you like romance. We don’t have any of those.” Then she grinned and added,  “If you know what kind of stories you love, why not write them?”

So that’s what Pamela did.

She’d always known that stories guided and inspired. Knew too that the irresistible power of allure pulsed at the very heart of the universe. It made perfect sense to her that romance powered the stories that captivated the heart and transformed the soul. Tapping her love of story to write luscious novels of love, discovery and adventure was a natural next step. Her historical romances bring the past alive through the lens of far-reaching, powerful love stories and her contemporary series transport readers into the complex and thrilling world of modern romance.

Love Bats Last

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale.
Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

Pamela Aares Web Site: http://www.pamelaaares.com

Love Bats Last at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1c3s7lu

Love Bats Last at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1bufxPc

Love Bats Last on Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1fuvHqZ

The Pamela Aares Interview Show Running Time: 36 minutes, 01 seconds

 

Desmond Haas on February 2nd, 2014

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A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Alyxandra Harvey

ALYXANDRA HARVEY is the author of Haunting Violet and the Drake Chronicles. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. When not writing, she is a belly dancer and jewelry­ maker. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with a few resident ghosts, her husband, and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and Mr. Darcy. www.alyxandraharvey.com
www.thedrakechronicles.com

A Breath of Frost
The Lovegrove Inheritance

In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft when their individual magical powers unexpectedly begin to manifest. Now, beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring underworld available only to those with power is now open to the cousins. But by claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the Underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders … because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed … or even worse, before their gifts are stripped away?

Alyxandra Harvey Web Sites:
www.alyxandraharvey.com
www.thedrakechronicles.com

A Breath of Frost at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1i8Ha1B

A Breath of Frost at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1afqplH

A Breath of Frost at Amazon UK: http://rrn.me/1k0kgNo

A Breath of Frost at Indigo: http://rrn.me/1j2Bfib

The Alyxandra Harvey Interview Show Running Time: 34 minutes, 16 seconds

 

 

Desmond Haas on January 25th, 2014
Hold Me Together by Felice Fox

Hold Me Together by Felice Fox

Felice Fox

Felice Fox is the Amazon bestselling author of short erotic romances and novellas.  Her “naughty little love stories” include erotic romance Hold Me Together, The Right Kind of Wrong erotic romance short story trilogy, and steamy bluegrass romance Take Me for Longing.  She works, lives and loves in Los Angeles, California. www.felicefox.com

Hold Me Together

Hold Me Together by Felice Fox is intended for an adult audience.  It includes questionable consent and issues of polyamory/open relationships. Released on October 27, 2013, Hold Me Together is the first book in a series about the men of Cameron Ranch.  Watch Hold Me Together’s book trailer via YouTube.

After boot-stomping all night with every last Cameron man on the ranch, Holly can’t wait to get her honeymoon started with her new husband, Gavin. He’s her dream come true—smart, rugged, and kinky as hell, but the very best part is marrying into his big family, a close-knit, loving clan who take care of each other. She’s never had that. Ever. “Do you take this man…?” was the easiest question Holly ever had to answer.

But when Gavin poses a new, unthinkable question on their wedding night, Holly must choose between the idealized happily-ever-after she’d always dreamed of and sometimes much more than she ever wanted—or needed. Yet her happiness isn’t the only thing put at risk by the unconventional arrangement she finds herself in, and when everything Gavin treasures is threatened, Holly must decide if she can give up the family she’d always wanted for the family that wants her…in every possible way.

Felice Fox’s Web Site: http://www.felicefox.com

Hold Me Together at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDKVAIM

Felice Fox at Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/felice-fox

Felice Fox on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeliceFox

Felice Fox on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeliceFox

Felice Fox at Smashwords: http://rrn.me/1jOw0js

Felice Fox at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1ceQf8n

The Felice Fox Interview Show Running Time:  41 minutes, 25 seconds

 

 

Desmond Haas on January 16th, 2014
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Lady of the Dead by Gretchen SB

Gretchen SB

Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.

She has loved reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember.  Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows.

Lady of the Dead – Night World Series

A Lady of the Dead only comes along once in a century. Gwen knows this makes her valuable but she hates the constant supervision of her Warrior guards. Her increasing power has gifted her some independence until rumors of war spook her guards enough to report to the King

Cesar has been King of North America through several wars and rebellions. When one of his generals informs him these new rumors involve the Lady of the Dead he flies to Seattle himself it investigate, posing as his second-in-command. The instant attraction he feels to Gwen becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Will Cesar be able to protect Gwen while battling his lust? Will Gwen stay with her warrior guards or will Cesar’s dominating nature push her to switch sides? Hidden alliances begin to surface in Lady of the Dead.

Gretchen SB at Smashwords

Gretchen SB – Web Site: www.Gretchensb.com

Gretchen SB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GretchenSB

Gretchen SB on facebook: http://rrn.me/1dkQH41

The Gretchen SB Interview Show Running Time: 37 minutes, oo seconds