Wednesday, April 8, 2020

FREE BOOKS: the "Power of Twelve" series by Miranda Martin


All 5 books in the
 post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series 
Power of Twelve
by Miranda Martin
will be FREE 
April 8 thru 12, 2020!


It was the end of the world as we knew it.

The Third Trumpet of the Revelation sounded and the world was ruled by the Shadow. Monsters, demons, undead and worse. Humans have retreated into underground bunkers to survive the Apocalypse.

I don’t belong anywhere. I’ve always been the odd girl out. Weird shit has happened around me all my life. You’d think with the world literally gone to hell I’d fit in better but no such luck. I’m still me, still an outcast, and still all alone.

Kicked out of the only home I've ever known, the first thing I do is run into four gorgeous men who call themselves mages. Remember the weird shit always happening? It's a fleeting encounter but I just can't stop thinking about them when I get to my new home in the bunker.

When Fate doesn’t just knock on my door but bursts it open with undead monstrosities, I’m saved by Efram, Rafe, and Nathanial. A Necroseer, a Demon, and an Angel. Yep, told you shit was weird. They help me escape the fall of the Bunker, and vow themselves as my protectors. I’ve got a destiny to fulfill. I’m special. More special than I ever thought. So they say.

It’s hard going from being solitary to having so many people in my life, people I might care about, but then I meet Tynan too.

He’s dominating. Controlling. Arrogant. Powerful.

Attractive, sexy, brooding, an alpha bad boy that makes my heart race.

And a Horseman of the Apocalypse fully under the control of the Shadow. That sucks.

They say I’m the one to save the world. That’s great, but how?

Apocalypse: The Beginning is a slow burn fantasy romance with magic, dragons, demons, angels and one headstrong heroine who has to not only save the world but navigate her way through multiple relationships.

It is Book One of The Power of Twelve, a five-book series. Previously unavailable in Kindle Unlimited and published as Divine Gift.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FREE BOOK: "A Mermaid's Kiss" by Katie Holland


A Mermaid's Kiss
(Bay State University, #1)
by Katie Holland

Kayleigh is starting a new life as the shy college freshman on an athletic scholarship.Tired of being the 'good little virgin girl,' Kayleigh wants to explore more than just books in college.

Major is just your typical rich kid who's used to getting what he wants. Always looking for his next hot hookup, he doesn't expect to be caught up with the new girl on campus.

Upon meeting, sparks fly, but not in a good way. Kayleigh thinks he's a jerk and Major thinks she's extremely stuck-up. They agree to try to get along so he can teach the girls to surf. Their temporary agreement becomes more permanent when Kayleigh asks for Major's help with something that's very embarrassing for her. The sexual tension starts to rise as they get to know each other. Can they become more than friends or will their individual issues get in their way?

Monday, April 6, 2020

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Susan Golden for "All That's Hidden (Sugar Shack, #2)"

All That’s Hidden
(Sugar Shack, #2)
by Susan Golden

Publication date: August 12th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pet sitter turned entrepreneur, Jennifer Albright thinks she has it all: an expanding business, a new, blissful marriage to a very sexy husband, a dog named Rupert that people frequently think is a bear, and a parrot named Sugar that Jennifer’s pretty sure is psychic. But her idyllic life begins to unravel when a series of creepy incidents threatens to sabotage the launch of her doggie day care center, and the discovery of a hidden treasure thrusts her into the world of federal agents and international thievery. The chaos soon spills over onto her home life and Jennifer reluctantly begins to suspect that her seemingly perfect, unbelievably supportive husband is hiding something from her. There’s just so much that doesn’t add up. 
Tech-mogul Ryan has found the love of his life in his adorable new bride, Jennifer. But trouble seems to follow her like a basset hound. When one strange twist of events offers Ryan an opportunity he feels he can’t pass up, he unknowingly launches himself down the road of suspicion and mistrust. But he’s got this covered. She doesn’t suspect a thing.

~ AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Susan Golden ~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

As this is the second novel in my Sugar Shack series, I was mostly inspired to continue with the characters I had created and had come to view quite fondly. I wanted the characters to grow in their lives, give them some struggles and keep to the inclusion of a mystery/international intrigue subplot. But I also wanted to keep the not-quite-serious vibe going. This story developed rather than struck in a bolt of lightning.

2) Are there any hidden (or not so hidden) themes in the book you hope readers will discover?

Actually, hiding itself is the underlying theme. Throughout the story, lots of emotions, circumstances, intentions and objects are hidden. Each secret has a consequence. Some consequences are good, others not so much. Not every secret is a bad thing, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a bad consequence.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

Not really, no. Although the federal agents are certainly an amalgamation of people I have dealt with. I’m a psychologist and I enjoy creating the characters I need, embuing them with flaws, capabilities and quirks. Each one is unique and, in my head, is totally real.  

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

I came late to authorship, although I have written in journalistic style for most of my professional career. I never really aspired to be an author. I wrote my first book, Catnapped, largely just to see if I could do it. I never expected it would be long enough or interesting enough to become a novel. I found writing was fun and being retired, I had the luxury of time and not much to do. But there are lots of “rules” for fiction writing that I was completely unaware of. Creating professional works has been a steep learning curve. I found a good editor who taught me a great deal about storywriting.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

So, I thought about this for a good while. I took the question to mean fictional characters and Sherlock Holmes came to mind and perhaps the Scarlet Pimpernil, but I’d shudder to think of playing games with Sherlock Holmes and well, the Scarlet Pimpernil is a spy, so… I decided that if I had this one magical opportunity available, I’d much rather have authors than characters. So, here’s my invitee list: Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Eleanor Arnason. We’d play pinochle because I love to play pinochle.  Perhaps the living against the dead. We’d have a big spread of appetizers and finger foods because we are playing cards and I love to cook. It would be an opportunity to test out all those recipes for things I have few occasions to serve. Why my choices for invitees? It’s Shakespeare! I’ve got questions. Jane Austen, let me tell you how far women have come and thank you for plowing your own furrow in the way forward. Then I’d point to Eleanor Arnason and watch these two female authors interact. Ring of Swords inspired me to write a sci-fi romance which still requires an editor’s deft touch, but I’d love to hear what she thinks of the story. I’m not sure how much pinochle we’d get around to, but it would be a night to remember.

6) Do you feel you can ever have too many books?

My husband is the bookaholic. He’s got them stashed all over. I read. I enjoy reading, but I rarely save the books I read. My husband buys hardbacks (non-fiction) and I buy paperbacks (fiction). When I’m done, I donate the ones I’ve read. There’s no great “to-be-read” pile for me except for our library’s once-a-year book sale when I stock up. I don’t think you can ever have read too many books. If you want to save them, that’s up to you. 



Author Bio: 
Retired federal government employee turned accidental author. 


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Sunday, April 5, 2020

BOOK BLITZ for "Kind of Famous" by Mary Ann Marlowe

Kind of Famous
by Mary Ann Marlowe
Publication date: April 7th, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Layla Beckett has a secret. For the past ten years, she’s run the most trafficked fan site on the Internet for her favorite band—under an alias, naturally. When she lands a job at the prestigious New York City music magazine The Rock Paper, she’s suddenly thrust into the world she’s only observed from the cheap seats. Now that she’s brushing elbows with sexy guitarists and hot frontmen, she wants to play it cool and keep her superfan status on the down low. Although she’s dying to gush on her forum, posting her insider adventures online could expose her real-life identity and blow her cover. 
And that’s all before one of those sexy musicians becomes a fan of her. 
From the minute he meets Layla, Shane Morgan’s heart beats a heavy metal rhythm, but his head is full of doubt. Since only the most hardcore fans could pick the drummer out of a lineup, he’s resigned to groupies using him to get closer to the more famous guitarists. But he doesn’t want to be Layla’s passthrough. 
As Layla gets to know the real people behind the music, she’s drawn to the less-than-flashy drummer’s sweet charms, fascinating mind, and banging hot body, but she worries about his insecurities. She needs to convince Shane she’s moved beyond fandom before he discovers her online history and loses all faith in her intentions. 
But the Internet is forever, and secrets have a way of getting out.

Excerpt:

The moon shone bright, but Shane’s eyes remained dark as the deepest ocean. He blinked twice and ran his thumb down my cheek to my chin. I confess that I’d had some illicit fantasies about the guys in the band, but I’d never felt the one-two punch to the gut that I got when his hand slid around the back of my neck and he pulled me forward to press his lips against mine.
He drew back, slowly enough that his lips continued to touch mine for a lingering moment, and I opened my eyes before he did. He looked like he’d tasted ice cream for the first time and wanted to savor it. My mind reeled with questions, and I had this crazy thought that I wished he were more famous so I’d have read something about him on the Internet before, so I’d know who he was and what I might be getting myself into.
If he were like Adam, I’d know to grab hold of him and never let go. If he were like Noah, I wouldn’t want to give him the time of day.
But those lips.
A tiny smile lit his face. “Should I apologize again?”
With that, I threw caution to the wind and twisted both hands into his T-shirt. He laughed when I pulled him back into a less hesitant kiss, but his laughter stopped when my tongue brushed his, and he spun us around so he could press me up against the metal door behind us.
It had been a long time since I’d been physical with a man. Way too long.
Shane’s lips teased mine, and I felt like I’d lived in a desert my whole life, never knowing that water existed. Suddenly I’d fallen into a deep pool. It might turn out to be an oasis, or I might drown, and I didn’t care. My fingers traced his cheek, then brushed his neck, and his body responded in shivers. He lifted the edge of my shirt and explored my lower back, creeping up my spine until he reached my bra.
I’d lost track of where we were. Everything was him. His mouth on mine. His hands on me. His skin. His . . . I gasped. He pressed harder into me, and I ground back, need flaring inside me.
He took the first step away. “Layla.” The fact that his voice came out ragged and breathless only made me want to tear his shirt off and spend the next ten hours licking every inch of him while he said my name.


Author Bio:
Some Kind of Magic was Mary Ann Marlowe's first novel. When not writing, she works by day as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms, plus she has a second-degree black belt. She has lived in twelve states and three countries and loves to travel. She now lives in central Virginia. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.maryannmarlowe.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marlowemaryann/, and at twitter.com/maryannmarlowe. 

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

BOOK BLITZ for "Bait Me (Girl Power Collection)" by Bella Jeanisse


Bait Me
(Girl Power Collection)
Published:  April 2, 2020


Life on the sea is enough for Roselyn, until he gets under her skin.

Roselyn Jensen runs her father's crab boat with an iron fist. When another captain asks for her help, she expects the transition to be smooth. However, all her years on the Bearing Sea haven’t prepared her for him.

Salvatore Russo also comes from a long line of fishermen. Although the most junior of his boat’s crew, he yearns to advance. His hope grows when they need a replacement for their deck boss. He needs the newbie to take over his duties. Then she shows up

Between his resentment of her and her attraction to him, their worlds spin out of control. What happens when their love of the sea threatens to capsize these two jaded crabbers? Will they give in to their urges or stick to their pledge of staying professional?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Bella Jeanisse lives for rock music. Addicted to concerts, Avenged Sevenfold, fictional rockers, and blasting music in the car, she can’t get enough. After her father turned her on to Queen, there was no going back. Of course, it didn’t stop there. Playing guitar became a pastime, which didn’t turn into a career… 
until she started to pen her fantasies and publish them.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York City, she grew up with access to clubs like L’Amour and CBGBs, hung out in Greenwich Village, as well as had plenty of friends in bands. No wonder rockers stayed on her mind. Bringing her ideas to life was a long time coming.

She is now living near Tampa, FL with 3 kids and 2 grandkids, as a single mom. Her family supports her writing even when it seems to take up more time than they feel is necessary. Can’t stop the muse, ya know!

Besides erotic rock star romances, Bella also writes about 
wild bikers, hot college men and more.
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The “Girl Power Romance Collection” is a celebration of feminism in an unprecedented manner and will serve as an inspiration for millions of readers across the globe.

Over the years, men that have made landmark achievements in different facets of life have often been celebrated with very little stories about bad ass women that have excelled in their respective positions. While there are some works that highlight the fantastic achievements of women in powerful positions, there is no particular project exclusively dedicated to celebrating the “girl power.”

The compilation contains short stories with the theme of Girl Power in whichever way the author defines it for herself and her readers. The 33 romance stories are narrated in a diverse yet entertaining and inspiring way and will be released in regular intervals throughout 2020.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVER REVEAL for "Drifters" by Carmen Webster Buxton


Title: Drifters
Author: Carmen Webster Buxton
Genre(s): YA science-fiction
Release Date: April 14, 2020
Cover Reveal Date: April 1, 2020
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Goodreads Link: Drifters
Pre-Order Links: Amazon Kindle | Books A Million



In the far future, sixteen-year-old Jehan Amato lives in New Hope City, on Menkar VII,
a colony world only recently rediscovered by the rest of the galaxy.
He lives with his single mom, and only rarely sees his father.
After a run-in with a dangerous gang
that wants to exploit his secret psy talent for opening locks without tools,
Jehan is sent to live in a Drifter caravan of float trains with his father.
He finds out the hard way that the plains the Drifters travel over
can be as dangerous as the worst parts of New Hope City.
But although Jehan is initially wary of the nomadic people and their unfamiliar customs,
in the caravan he comes to understand and appreciate their way of life.
And he learns things about his family and himself that will change his life forever.


About the Author:


Carmen Webster Buxton spent her youth reading every book published by Ursula LeGuin, Robert Heinlein and Georgette Heyer. This combination of far-future worlds, alien cultures, and old-fashioned courting customs influenced her writing, especially in her ThreeCon series.

Carmen was born in Honolulu
and experienced a childhood on the move, as her father was in the US Navy.
Having raised two wonderful children,
she now lives in Maryland with her husband Charlie, and a beagle named Cosmo.
She writes science fiction, YA (young adult) fiction, fantasy,  and romance,

Carmen is also an eclectic reader of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery,
romance, YA, and very occasionally, nonfiction.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BOOK BLITZ for "Whiskey Darling (The Girl Power Collection)" by April Moran


Whiskey Darling

(Girl Power Collection)

by April Moran
Published: March 30, 2020


~Allie Darling

My new boss doesn’t like me, but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing about him. That's all it can ever be, though. Fantasies.

Flynn Alexander hired me because I have a talent, a very special talent I’ve worked hard to perfect. He says it’s a trick, useful but still a trick. He plans to exploit it.

In the business of whiskey, a world where men have ruled for centuries, I’m making my mark. I’ll prove I belong here. I’ll earn their respect and my place.

All I have to do is ignore my thirst for Flynn Alexander.

~Flynn Alexander

Devil’s Gold Distilleries has a new employee. And I can’t stop thinking about her.

She’s smart. Clever enough not to get involved with her boss. Strong enough to resist the attraction we both feel. And so beautiful I forget my own rules.

But like a tumbler of rare whiskey that must be savored, one sip of Allie Darling won’t satisfy me.
I want all of her. The burn. The sweet. The fire.

Will we give in to temptation or keep our distance?

All is fair in love and whiskey, and one more taste might be enough to shatter us both.
 


About the Author


April has been writing stories since she was in elementary school. 
She still has her old notebooks, filled with stories and poems - if you are up for a giggle 
she might let you read a few. Her style has sharpened over the years 
but the belief in the power of romance has never changed.

Living on the Emerald Coast of Florida, April has been married for 30 years to her high school sweetheart. They have one grown, married daughter they are insanely proud of. April is tolerated by a sassy Quarter Horse and suffers from a severe rock-n-roll addiction. When taking a break from writing, she and her husband attend concerts and plan trips to Disneyworld and Nashville.

Following The Taming Series, April intends to dip a toe into the contemporary romance pool. A few steamy chapters are already hiding on her laptop.


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The “Girl Power Romance Collection” is a celebration of feminism in an unprecedented manner and will serve as an inspiration for millions of readers across the globe.

Over the years, men that have made landmark achievements in different facets of life have often been celebrated with very little stories about bad ass women that have excelled in their respective positions. While there are some works that highlight the fantastic achievements of women in powerful positions, there is no particular project exclusively dedicated to celebrating the “girl power.”

The compilation contains short stories with the theme of Girl Power in whichever way the author defines it for herself and her readers. The 33 romance stories are narrated in a diverse yet entertaining and inspiring way and will be released in regular intervals throughout 2020.

BOOK BLITZ for "Trash Queen (The Girl Power Romance Collection)" by S. Cole


Trash Queen

(The Girl Power Romance Collection)

by S. Cole
Published: March 19, 2020

Is my life trash?

I mean, I guess you could say that. I’ve been in garbage relationships time and time again. Something is missing in my life and the situation most definitely does not smell like roses. To top it off, I haul sanitation day in and day out. I’m what you’d call a garbage woman, but I think it’s nicer to say I’m a waste management professional, sanitation engineer, or my all time favorite: Trash Queen.

Though my job technically stinks, it led me to the most gorgeous specimen 
I had ever seen in my life.

Khiry Lexington was a mystery. He was a smooth talker with a genuine smile and what appeared to be a heart of gold. So, why was he single? 
What was he doing in Sunray Sunny, California?

And then there’s Dean White. The sexy date I snagged on Solo No Mo. I thought he was going to be just a rebound, but he may be a real one.

After spending the last seven years looking for something I thought was lost forever, I finally was given hope again that the relationship I craved wasn’t hidden in the dumps.

They say another man’s trash is another man’s treasure...

I don’t know who they are, but I hope they’re right.


About the Author


S. Cole, otherwise known as Shay, is kind of a hot mess. A fun hot mess, but a mess nonetheless. She gets shit done, but... ya get the point. Shay is a daughter, sister, friend, and great worker! She’s really awesome at all of those things, but she probably writes best. She has written stories for as long as she can remember. Like, at least since she was seven years old. That’s when she wrote her first book. Shay loved conjuring up stories so much, she continued writing them into her twenties. But now, she can drink while she’s doing it, so it’s even better! Maybe that’s why the characters that reside in her little black heart finally bothered her enough that she had to actually share them with readers. #winemademedoit

Shay grew up in a home where she was taught to embrace her inner nerd and creativity... and her short stature. At 5’1, Shay is that short girl who writes about the deranged and devious. For some reason, she strayed from her usual love of crime fiction to write something funny. She once told her friend ‘I write dark shit, but when I’m in a dark place, I’ve got to write light’.

You can stalk S. Cole by following her on Instagram @shay_all_day_ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorscole or visiting her website & blog, www.shayallday.com

You can follow her on Twitter @shay_all_day_ but you won’t get much stalking done there because, even after 3 years, she still sucks at Twitter.

You can contact S. Cole through her email authorscole@gmail.com.

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The “Girl Power Collection” is a celebration of feminism in an unprecedented manner and will serve as an inspiration for millions of readers across the globe.

Over the years, men that have made landmark achievements in different facets of life have often been celebrated with very little stories about bad ass women that have excelled in their respective positions. While there are some works that highlight the fantastic achievements of women in powerful positions, there is no particular project exclusively dedicated to 
celebrating the “girl power.”

The compilation contains short stories with the theme of Girl Power in whichever way the author defines it for herself and her readers. The 33 romance stories are narrated in a diverse yet entertaining and inspiring way and will be released in regular intervals throughout 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

BOOK REVIEW for "Beefcakes" by Katana Collins

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Things are about to get sticky...


Beefcakes

the all-new romantic comedy 

from Katana Collins

is now available 

exclusively in Kindle Unlimited!


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I might as well permanently add the label "Ex" to my name. 
I'm an Ex-Mr. Universe. Ex-Mr. Olympus. An Ex-Hollywood Stuntman. 
But no one from my small hometown cares anything about that. 
They only care that I'm the ex-boyfriend to the beloved Mayor's daughter, Elaina Dyker.
And now, ten years later, I'm back, helping my siblings run my mother's bakery 
while she takes on chemo. What should have been a routine cupcake delivery 
turns into utter chaos when the bachelorette party thinks I'm a stripper. 
And what's worse? Elaina is the maid of honor.
But the meme about us sure went viral fast. 
My small hometown has become positively infested with tipsy bridesmaids 
looking for my erotic cupcakes.
Now Hollywood's knocking again—and this time they want me and my ex, 
Mr. Beefcake and Ms. Prude, to star in a reality show.
It could solve all my problems—except her.


~ BOOK REVIEW for Beefcakes ~

***(3) out of 5 Stars

This was another book (of several lately) that I thought was okay but not great.  

Neil returns home to his small town after a decade away, and almost immediately runs into his ex-girlfriend Elaina.  They are basically at each other's throats from the get-go and pretty much do everything they can to harm the other.  Even though he expresses some concern for her (primarily in his own thoughts), Neil acts the most rude, in my opinion.  Add to that the fact that he was the one who left her (with no goodbye) in the first place, and never really does adequately appoligze for that.  And it just made him look like a big huge jerk.  Especially later on when he gets mad at Elaina for not telling him something that she tried to share with him, but for which he shut her down.  Not to mention that pretty much the exact same situation happened to him, but that never comes in to play.  This all made it very hard for me to properly relate to his character, and I was even less able to sympathize with him.

I also just didn't feel much of a connection between these two main characters in general.  And the whole vibe of the book was a little off to me.  And while it was billed as a romantic comedy, I just didn't find it all that funny.  Apparently, it just wasn't my style.  Second-chance romances aren't generally my favorite anyway, so there's that.  I thought the general story concept was an intriguing one though, which is what got me interested in the first place.  And some of the peripheral characters were quite fun (Liam and Chloe, for example); although others were just horrible (like Elliott and Gretchen, among others).  I found the near end unnecessarily emotional and angst-filled.  But at least it did have a happy ending.  


I received a free eBook copy of this title from Social Butterfly PR as part of the release day blitz, 
and have willingly provided and honest review.

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Excerpt:

I arched my brow at her. “I bragged about knowing you so well…but man. I did not see this almond croissant massacre coming. What do you have against almonds? Or was it the amount of butter that offended you? Because as a fitness expert, let me tell you butter isn’t the enemy. Sugar is the enemy.”

She laughed. “I, uh…I might have some anger management issues.”

I took the bag from her and peeked in. There were knuckle marks against the outside of the croissant. Literal knuckle marks. I barked a laugh. “Elaina Dyker. Did you punch the croissant?”

She laughed, pressing her lips together as though this would hide the fact that I saw her adorable little giggle. She brought her thumb and forefinger up beside her temple. “Maybe a little.”“Did you even try a bite?”

She shook her head no. “I like my routine. I like my daily lunch of yogurt and almonds.”

I made a face. Because she had to be exaggerating. Sure…she liked them. But having that same thing every day? Even chocolate cake every day would get tedious. “You can like yogurt and almonds but still indulge every now and then, you know.” I reached in and pinched off a piece of the smashed croissant, holding it out toward her lips. “C’mon. Live a little. I promise you, it is actually healthy, if that’s your concern.” Not that she needed to be concerned about that. “Almond flour. Gluten free. Grain free. Only two net carbs. The only sugar is the honey in the honey roasted almonds and the natural sugar in dates.” Her eyes grew wide at that and I knew I had hooked her.

She reached out her hand to take the piece of croissant from me, but I pulled back. “Nuh-uh,” I teased. “We can’t have your fingers getting sticky. Might ruin that fancy suit you’re wearing.”

She rolled her eyes, but parted her wet lips, her tongue peeking out just enough for me to place the croissant on top of. She moaned as soon as it hit her mouth, and her eyes fell closed as she slowly chewed and swallowed. “That’s…that’s healthy?”

I nodded. “See? I’m not just a pile of muscles. I’ve got some talent, too.”

Her head fell to the side. “I never said you weren’t talented. I just wish you wouldn’t show off quite so much of your other assets.”

I grinned. “I thought you liked my assets?”

“I do,” she answered absentmindedly, then immediately shook her head, realizing what she’d said. “I mean, I did.”


About Katana

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As an author and a story-teller, it is the lifeblood to which my ideas take flight. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Occasionally someone (ie – my husband) will try to secretly switch out my beloved regular coffee for decaf. I always know the difference. ALWAYS (I’m looking at you, SEAN).

I am incapable of achieving the perfect ponytail. I’m dyslexic. I can never wear white without spilling on myself. And I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice (gasp!).

When I was younger and stole my mother’s Harlequins to read beneath the covers with a flashlight (seriously, did we ALL do this? I think we did.), I wanted to read about the tough as nails heroine. The perfectly imperfect girl with quirks and attitude and sass. And the anti-heroes who were anything but “Prince Charming.” Forget the knight on a white horse… give me the bad boy on a motorcycle.

So, now, I write those romance novels I craved to see on the shelves all those years ago—the sassy heroines. The badass heroes. I spend my days in the throes of my imagination, and am loving every minute of it. I can travel anywhere and become anyone I want to be. One day, I’m a mechanic in Boston and the next, I’m a vampire stripping in Las Vegas.

Since penning my first novel back in 2012, I’m now an international author with 15 published books, in a wide range of contemporary romance genres–(Paranormal, New Adult, Small town, Erotic Suspense… you name it!).

After living for a decade in Brooklyn, NY, I took the plunge and moved to beautiful (although kinda chilly) Portland, Maine. I now live full time in ‘Vacationland’ with a kind of mean cat, a mellow chihuahua, and a very NOT mellow lab-pittie mix. Oh, yeah… there’s a husband who draws comics somewhere in that mix, too. I can usually be found in a coffee shop with my nose in my laptop wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.

I love connecting with readers and fellow sassy storytellers, so feel free to drop me an email at katana.collins@gmail.com or connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@katanacollins). You can find a list of my available books over on my Bookshelf or if you’ve already read a book, it would make my day if you wrote a review!

Threats, complaints, and criticisms should go to comments@fbi.gov.


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