Thursday, October 23, 2014

Woot! New Release!!!!! UNLOCKED

 Fasten your seatbelts for the ride of your life..........M/M, M/M/M, BDSM. 

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When Delano Briggs, BDSM club owner and volunteer firefighter, is called to aid in the evacuation of a burning New York hotel, he thinks it’s just another job.
But after rescuing the irresistibly sexy Chanze, he learns that behind the velvet curtains of the five-star hotel is one of the most exclusive, and immoral, prostitution rings in the country. For the men at the Cloister aren’t merely lovers for hire, but genetically enhanced sex slaves, created to provide the brothel’s rich clientele with the most insatiable doms and delicious subs.
Kept against his will by the doomsday chip implanted in his brain, Chanze sees no chance of escape. Until Delano and his three fellow super-enhanced operatives infiltrate the club for a walk on the wild side.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In The Hot Seat With H.C. today is C.V. Madison

Welcome , please tell my readers a little about yourself :-)                

Bio: C.V. Madison  is a licensed massage therapist, author, feminist and gamer full of schadenfreude pie and Mountain Dew. She pens urban fantasy, horror and steampunk with a side of heavy romance. Her characters are straight, LGBTQIA  and some shades not on the spectrum. She has been published in both fiction and non-fiction anthologies.
Through the month of November, she can be found in local coffee houses, over caffeinated and armed with her trusty laptop as she strives to bang out 50,000 words in 30 days for  National Novel Writer's Month. She serves as a Municipal Liaison for Columbus, Ohio.
C.V. does book reviews for the  Yeah Books! blog  and  Masquerade Crew  as well as hosting book tours with  Ally Nation. She also writes for the  Caffeine Crew  and is a member of the  D20 Girls.  She often procrastinates  on  Twitter.

Q:  Can you tell our readers a little about your writing? What genres do you enjoy writing?
I write primarily romance, but it comes in the form of fantasy, horror and steampunk. Although I've been known to do contemporary and most of my work has been LGBTQIA. I guess the best word would be “eclectic”.
Q:  Do you write on a schedule or when the Muse decides?
I try to write a little bit every day. Sometimes life doesn't let that happen.
Q: Can you tell us about your writing process, for example, do you write an outline first?
I used to be a pantser, but recently I've found myself plotting a little more. I often get a brilliant idea for an opening scene and write from there until I'm exhausted. Then I go through and plot out the rest.
Q:  What qualities do you instill in your heroes?
That varies from hero to hero. The hero of my contemporary The Layover is a kinky, saucy boy. The hero of With Proper Maintenance is a neat freak with big shoes to fill.
Q. Coffee or tea?
Since working in an indie coffeehouse, I love my coffee. Especially Blue Mountain coffee. However, I've been drinking a lot more tea lately.
Q. Beach or countryside?
Beach. No questions asked. As long as it's warm and sunny.
Q. Do you write about the places you know or prefer to take your readers to exotic places?
I haven't written many of the places I know. I've visited Chicago. I'd like to set something in Toronto, but we'll see what happens there.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
Random ideas pop into my head. Sometimes they come from dreams. Sometimes from story prompts. And sometimes I read a book and go, “Cool concept, but I'd rather do it this way.”
Q: Would you change anything in your life to make writing easier.
I've made changes in my life so writing is easier. I suffer with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Without getting into all the symptoms, getting help has made writing much easier.
Q: We have all suffered submission rejections. How do you cope? Do you have any advice to other writers on coping with rejection?
I've been incredibly lucky. I've only gotten three rejection letters so far and all of the advice given was pretty spot on. I coped by joining a crit group to get better. The better you are, the less rejection letters you'll get.
I offer the same advice with rejection as I do with taking critique. Read the rejection. Put the letter or email away for a week. Then go back and read it again. Often the sting is out of it by then and you can make real progress in making the changes that need to be done.
Q: What do you like to read and who are your favourite authors?
I really like Laura Anne Gilman and her Retriever series. I really liked Orson Scott Card's Ender saga. And Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay does emotion like nobody else. I also really like Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Q: Do you write one novel at a time or do you move between works in progress?
If I have a submission call for something pressing, I jump between. If not, I usually stick with one at a time, but I often get ideas in the middle of a novel for another work I've been doing and sometimes pause to jot a scene or two.
Q: Do you have times when the Muse is away on holiday?
Most certainly. I've had a recent three month hiatus. Although I call all my characters who are clamouring for attention my “muses”, so maybe that's not an accurate answer. My characters are always with me. Inspiration, however, is sometimes not.
Q. What motivates you to write?
I have a head full of characters who insist their stories be told. I also enjoy the outlet of pouring words onto a page. It's very cathartic.
Q. What advice would you give to unpublished authors approaching an e publisher?
Write. Revise. Get someone published to crit your work. Revise again. Your friends and family, as much as they love you, are your cheerleaders, not your peers. You need someone who can give you hard advice on what you've written before those dreaded rejection letters come in.
Q: Is there anything you would like to share with us about upcoming releases?
I wrote a post apocalyptic ninja short story that is slated for publication. No release date yet, but I'm pretty excited. I'd like to do a novel from the short story.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your current novel? What inspired you to write this story?
The story was for an anthology submission call and wound up being its own novella instead. Ethan has been with me for a few years and I'd like to write a book about his mechanical adventures in the future. I've always liked odd couple stories and Ethan and Cecil are about as different as you can get. They say opposites attract!

Title: With Proper Maintenance
Author: C.V. Madison
Release date: 09 October 2014
Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press

Named the youngest head engineer in the history of his company, Ethan Cole’s first voyage on the Platinum Bow is his chance to stand out from his father’s shadow. His dream is dashed by the roguish Cecil Goode, promoted to Ethan’s position just before the ship sets sail. When the Bow is hijacked by pirates, Ethan and Cecil have to work together to bring the pirates’ nearly wrecked ship to safety. Will they make it to port before the ship plummets from the sky? And what will become of the combustible passion between them? Will it outlast the pirate attack?

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Excerpt 1
Ethan signed the bottom of the requisition form and gave the list another once-over. Accuracy was the key to a clean, tight, steam-powered airship. All forms were submitted in triplicate with neat, easy to read handwriting. Two copies would be on the captain’s desk within the hour, just as promised.
Three sharp raps brought him from his work as he finished the final pen stroke. Ethan set aside his quill, careful not to spill ink or make a mis-mark on the copied requisition forms, and pulled open the door.
Captain Quinn, a tall man with a head of thick black hair,  a lantern jaw with a cleft chin and, presently, five-o-clock shadow, filled the doorway. He wore no coat and tie, his shirt was unfastened three buttons down and his trousers hung wrinkled. Ethan hoped he covered his shock at the captain’s attire.
“Good evening, Engineer Cole. I hope I find you well.”
“Indeed. What might I do for you, Captain?”
“Have you walked through the engine compartment? Is everything satisfactory for departure?”
“I found a few pieces in need of attention. I am duplicating requisition forms now, sir.”
“Requisition form?” The captain’s thick fingers pinched the corner and plucked the crisp page from Ethan’s grasp. “I can’t even read this.”
Ethan’s cheeks heated. How could he have been so foolish as to keep the original in hand when he answered the door?
“I will make the submitted forms legible.”
“Tut, tut, tut.” The captain wagged a stout finger and leaned in, his cologne mixing with the bourbon on his breath. “You come highly recommended. I have no worry. Go, find what you need, stop off at the office on the way back and give them your forms. I can’t exactly allow them to see me like this and expect to keep my job, now can I?”
Ethan shook his head and took a step back. The captain weaved in the doorway and, thankfully, returned from whence he came. Once the pervasive odor of stale bedsheets and hair oil dissipated, Ethan drew a breath of relief. If the captain didn’t dry out, Ethan would be certain they wouldn’t leave port. A captain should keep his wits about him at all times. At any point a mechanical failure or invading ship could kill an entire crew. Ethan would not become another casualty of piracy.

Friday, October 10, 2014


Trapped in a medieval world, will Jill win her captive’s heart before the delicious shape-shifter sells her into slavery?
Jill Morfranna, a sassy redhead from New York, is enjoying a photo shoot in the Scottish Highlands when she stumbles into an alternate realm. Trapped in a frightening world of strange creatures, her life turns upside down when a sinfully handsome shape-shifter kidnaps her. Will she win Dare of Knight Watch’s heart or will he trade her for his sister at the next slave auction?

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Jill opened her eyes and blinked to clear her vision. Pain shot through her temples. She wet her parched lips and glanced around. Where am I? Above, a light flickered and illuminated the curved wall of a cave. Terror gripped her and turned her stomach. Oh Lord, I’m tied up. Rope secured her hands and feet. She wrestled against her bonds and gasped at the pain in her wrists. The rough rope had shredded her flesh. Panic rose up her throat in a sob. She rolled onto one side and stared into the gloom.
A small fire surrounded by stones glowed in the darkness and the man from the loch sat cross-legged beside it, his hands resting on his knees. This time he wore soft brown and cream leather clothes.
Jill lifted her head and glared at him. “Where am I and why have you tied me up?”
His large, hooded eyes watched her for a long moment. He rose in one fluid movement and ambled to her side. He cupped her chin in one large hand and examined her face. He mumbled under his breath then knelt beside her and pressed a waterskin to her lips. She shrank away in fear at first, but then common sense took over. If she wanted to survive, she had to stay hydrated. She put her lips to the spout and took a long, greedy swallow. She coughed, choking. Rivulets of cold water spilled down her chin, and into her hair.
“You do not know, Human?” He lifted her hair and ran a warm finger over one ear.
Jill jerked her head away from her captor. She took stock of her surroundings and frantically sifted through all the information she had read about hostage situations. She wanted to scream her lungs out. I must try to stay calm; this is the first rule of survival.
“Well, I know I’m in Scotland, but where, precisely, is here? Why do you call me ‘Human?’ Why am I tied up?” She wiped her mouth on her blood-streaked arm.
The man sat back on his haunches, his face concealed by the shock of black hair that hung to his shoulders like silk. Disorientated, her head pounded and the many cuts across her arms and face burned. He leaned toward her to check her bonds and the waves of fear dissipated. His warm, musky scent delighted and intoxicated her senses, and she sucked in his fragrance like a pain-killing drug. He is gorgeous. I bet he would make a fortune as a cover model. She shook her head. Had she gone completely mad? The man had kidnapped her and might murder her in the next second.
“You are tied because you are my prisoner, and I know not of this Scotland that you speak. This is the realm of Lyoness.”
Jill picked at the knots at her wrists. “Then I’m lost. Why do you call me ‘Human?’ We are both humans.”
He lifted his dark head and glared at her.
“I am not human. I am Arious Pride. He snorted as if insulted. He turned away and bent to add more sticks to the small fire. “You have a name, Human?” He pushed the hair from his face with both hands, and lifted his head to stare at her with frightening intensity.
“Jill Morfranna.”
The man tipped his head back and hissed. His full lips curled to display remarkably white fangs. A knife appeared in one of his hands and he sprung toward her with menace. Jill screamed and rolled away, clawing at the ground in a frantic effort to escape. He has fangs. Oh shit, he’s a vampire. Vampires really exist.
“Witch! As I thought, Morfran sent you through the Stones to bewitch me and steal my soul. I have found the device you carry. Tell me the truth, and I will let you die swiftly with dignity.” He stood over her, waving a sharp blade from side to side.
Jill looked into eyes filled with fury. She sucked in a deep breath to steady herself. He would kill her in an instant if she failed to placate him. She fought back tears pricking the backs of her eyes. Stay calm and reason with him.
“A witch? Give me a break. Do you really think they exist? Look, buddy, I don’t know what you’re on, but I don’t have a device to steal souls. No one sent me to bewitch you. Look at me; do you really believe I could do that? I am butt ugly and fat and no man would give me a second glance. This Morfran person would send someone beautiful to bewitch you, not someone like me. You must be able to see that.” She shrugged. “I’ve never met Morfran, but I do know about the Morfran Stones. In fact, I visited them this morning and took some shots, that’s all.” She inched away until her back hit the hard rock wall. “Hey, let’s talk about this before you kill me.”
The man inclined his handsome head and sniffed, his mouth open as if he tasted the air.
“Mayhap I was mistaken, Human. If you believe, you can trick me you should know that I am not easily fooled. Know this because I will kill you if you allow one lie to cross your lips.”
Jill lifted her chin and met his gaze. “I won’t lie to you, I promise.”
“I can smell your fear, but your underlying scent is indeed strange. Like honeysuckle. It makes my head ache as if it is a demon scent. If you speak the truth, do you claim that you are unable to wield sorcery over me, Human?”
He had calmed, his gaze had turned softer somehow. Jill tried to plaster some semblance of a smile on her lips pleased her calm demeanor had worked to some extent. “I swear I have no special powers, and I’m sorry my perfume offends you. What’s your name?”
He slid down on the floor next to her, and leaned his back against the cave wall. Jill desperately tried to appear calm and unthreatening. With a little luck, she might be able to talk herself out of this. Her attention went to the dagger in his large hands. When he reheated the sharp blade, she sighed with relief.
“You speak in riddles, Jill of Morfran. If you do speak the truth, it would seem that you came in error through the Gate. The Stones hold great magic. Our wise men say they can send travelers through time, and dimension. The Fae tell stories of lost humans abandoned within the Five Gates, never to return from whence they came.”
He sat in silence as if contemplating how to continue the conversation. The long, uncomfortable moment hung between them until he inclined his dark head.

“My name is Darrius of Knight Watch. My friends call me Dare. Methinks witch or not, I will spare your life, for now. You will make a fine trade for my sister.”

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Check out Tamsin Baker’s new hot release!

Prowling the Vet

MFM shifter hotness!
Laura is a veterinarian in a country town near the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. She's intelligent, beautiful, over-sized, and not interested in a relationship with any man. When she literally gets knocked off her feet by a pair of twins, she's horrified to find she can't resist the attraction.

Brandon and Tyler have been waiting for their perfect mate since they were teenagers. Brandon's buried himself in alcohol and women, but Tyler's so lonely it hurts. When they meet the voluptuous Laura they must pull together to win the heart of their fated mate, and prove why a Perfect Pair of mountain lion shifters are exactly what she needs.


Oh God, she was the one. Her taste, oh fuck…her taste!
Fire was burning under Brandon’s skin and he couldn’t clear his mind of the sweetness of her mouth. Every inch of his body needed Laura to touch him again. He’d never craved such a thing before. He wanted to strip off every item of clothing he wore and beg her to lay her hands on him. How pathetic was that?
“What just happened?” Laura swayed a little from side to side where she sat on a hay bale, looking as intoxicated as though they’d fed her a bottle of whiskey.
Brandon shook his head and growled at his brother. He couldn’t talk, and he wasn’t explaining this to her. He felt wild. He only held onto his lion by the tips of his claws.
“It’s proof that you are meant to be ours.”
Brandon threw up his hands and walked to the far end of the stables, shaking his head and grunting.
Fuck, Tyler! I thought you’d be more eloquent than that.
He strutted back to the place where Ty and Laura sat, just in time to see Laura’s shocked expression turn to one of outrage.
“What?” She screeched, the sound bouncing around the barn.
Brandon glared at his brother and stepped into the exit so she couldn’t get away. Now that he’d tasted her, he knew she was the one, and there was no way in hell he was letting her get away.
In truth, he’d kissed her hoping to feel revulsion at her size, to dislike the way she kissed him. Anything to assure him that he had not found his mate, that he could continue to live the life of a carefree bachelor.
He’d been wrong.She was his and now he’d never let her go.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said it like that…”
Tyler really did have to work on his charm if that was the best he could do.
“Shouldn’t have said that? Shouldn’t have said what? What the hell is going on?”
Laura was really screeching now, and seemed to be hyperventilating as her breath wheezed in and out.
Tyler was doing nothing, and Brandon really didn’t like the noise.
He strode forward and grabbed her arms, silencing her with his mouth. She moaned and sunk into his embrace, making his body come alive. Her taste exploded through his senses, the perfect combination of sweetness and lust. He needed her.
Her hands slid under his shirt and stroked his skin. His lion leapt inside him, then settled to purr.She pulled away a little to whisper against his lips. “Why do I want you like this?”
Brandon couldn’t speak but he moved his hands down to her ass and gave it another good squeeze. Fuck, why did he like that so much?
“Brandon? Tyler?” Their mother’s voice called out to them and Brandon reluctantly stepped away from Laura. It almost hurt to do so.He hated the loss of warmth when her hands weren’t against his skin.
“Here you boys are.”
Their mum stood in the doorway, her lovely wide smile on full display as she looked between the three of them. She gestured to them.
“Laura. Come with me and meet some of the family.”
Laura looked up at him, her green eyes worried and open.
Brandon nodded once to her and she seemed to slump. She better not want him to protect her from his mum. That was never going to happen. To be honest, he wasn’t even sure it was possible.
Laura moved up next to their mother, her lovely cotton dress clinging to her curves. That ass just called out to him. Bend me over and fuck me, please.
He shook his head and growled in impatience. When would they be able to claim her?
Rosalie took Laura’s arm and looked back over her shoulder at them.
“Come on, boys. I think Laura needs to meet some of your cousins.”
Brandon groaned and shared a mutual aggravated look with his twin. Their courtship of Laura had just been completely taken over.

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