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Arranged Marriage…What?!

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Who agrees to an arranged marriage in the 21st century? Beth Malone can’t believe a date request with the 1Night Stand service morphed into an arranged marriage offer. But after a heartbreaking divorce and no knight in shining armor coming to sweep her off her feet, her desire to find that knight and have a family is looking more like a dream than a reality.

After filling out a 1Night Stand questionnaire worthy of the CIA, Christian Ramos is stunned when Madame Eve offers to arrange more than a date for one night: she suggests a wife! What the hell? And after his best friend Jackson Castillo stops laughing, he advises him to consider the offer. Between the fortieth birthday looming on the horizon and his Latino upbringing, Chris is forced to take a hard look at his life. Reality check—time is running out for what he wants—a family and a woman to share his life.

First comes love, then comes marriage isn’t part of their matrimonial situation, but neither Beth nor Christian anticipated the immediate attraction and contentment that comes with saying, “I do.”


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Cover Reveal Vivien Paige’s Hot and Unusual

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Series: Glamour Nannies – Falling for the Billionaire
Genre: Contemporary romance (sensual)
Release date: 18 August 2015
If there’s one thing emotionally unavailable party-princess, Tayla Watkins knows, it’s clothes. Kids? Not so much. But when her foster brother leaves her with a deathbed wish regarding the son he never had a chance to meet, she can’t refuse.
Armed with a Nannying for Dummies guidebook, all Tayla needs is three weeks at the mansion where the little boy lives to suss out the situation, confirm his well-being then leave without anyone ever knowing who she really is. Totally doable, except she chooses the wrong bed on her first night and faces off with the sexy uncle intent on knocking her off her six-inch heels.
When billionaire adventurist, Jared Miller, discovers his nephew’s sixty-year-old nanny has been replaced with a sparsely clad beauty, his trusted instincts fly off the charts, and so does his intrigue-meter. The glamorous nanny has as many secrets as she does shoes, and he’s determined to shadow her every move to uncover them all.

“I’m the new nanny. Temporary nanny. My name is Tayla Watkins.”
He rubbed his jaw. His silence made her nervous, his scrutiny of her face, anxious. But when his gaze flicked down her body, heat soaked her cheeks. Could he see right through her nightie? The curve of her breasts, her nipples, the absence of her panties because she’d been too tired to put on a pair.
The light chiffon hid nothing. Yet a deep-rooted defiance forced her to stand there, face him head-on as opposed to hiding her partial nakedness behind the curtains while getting all bent out of shape at his daring inspection.
She did the next best thing. With casual pretense, she picked a decorative cushion off the floor and hugged it to her body. The longish rectangle shape, edged with gold tassels, covered her private bits.
“I liked Mrs. D better,” he said, fingering the cut across his forehead oozing a bit with blood. “What happened to her? Is she okay?”
“Mrs. Davis had scheduled a medical procedure and hired me to fill in for her.” She needed to shorten the amount of time she spent in his company with nothing but a cushion separating him from her near-nakedness. “I’m sorry we got off on the wrong…foot.” When really, the word ‘bed’ came to mind. “And I’m sorry about throwing the lamp at you.” She gestured toward his head. “I thought you were dead. Then you moved. I’ll get you something for it.” Without giving him her back and with as much grace as she could muster, she walked the small space sideways back toward the open door.
“No, don’t bother. I need to get a lot of sleep, preferably on that bed, alone, so if you don’t mind, say good-night.” His succinct dismissal irked her, but his large hand, curling over her hip then to the small of her back, forcing her to face forward so he could usher her out, stung her nerves with raw heat. “You know, Ms. Nanny, you did much better in my dreams.”

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Vivien Paige has been eagerly consuming romance novels since her early teens. Strong, dark alpha heroes. Cute, feisty heroines. Combustible, emotional roller-coaster rides to a splendid happy ever after. Perfect! That’s what makes her such an awesome wife…well depending on who you ask :) Now she writes her own romance novels, too.


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Cover Reveal for T.L. Reeves’ Miami Heat


A trip to Miami for a blind date—what could go wrong?
Violet Wilson is a book lover at heart. As a librarian she loves her job and quite frankly no one else, from her prospective, could do it better. The only downside for being such a voracious reader, she has a high expectation of men.
Violet needs to let her hair down, embrace life and have fun—something her best friend Kate is willing to help her with. After an afternoon lunch with her best friend, she is handed a plane ticket and a hotel reservation to Miami. However, there is a catch…her date.
Roman Carpino isn’t looking for love. He has his tattoo parlor, his friends and several different women whenever he needs or wants a companion. To him, his life is golden. But, given the chance to take a vacation on his friend’s dime, he relents. What he isn’t expecting however, is his date, Violet.
With a weekend to spend together, will they find what each desires most–or will a friendly gesture damage two lives forever?

“Roman.” She sighed. “You did this on purpose?”
He grinned. “What?”
“You purposely dressed like a god so I would drool all over you.” She swallowed hard, and her gaze caressed his arms and chest. Fuck, he’d never get used to or tired of the way she stared at him.
“I had to prove my statement last night. You love looking at me, and what better way for you to do it than while on a date with me?” He shrugged.
“I’ll be staring at you all day, that’s for sure.” She glanced at his arms and narrowed her eyes. “Are those old-school Universal Studios monster tattoos?” She blushed. “I mean, they’re cool and all. My parents really loved old black-and-white monster flicks. I, however, enjoyed reading about monsters. You know, Universal really bastardized Frankenstein. I’m sure Mary Shelley was rolling over in her grave.”
“Unless she figured out a way to be regenerated.”
Violet rolled her eyes, and he smiled. Actually he was impressed she knew his ink, even if her cover was weak. He loved old black-and-white horror movies. Bela Lugosi was his favorite actor. The range it took to go from Dracula to The Wolfman was insane. So, he’d gone into his shop and showed his buddy what he wanted done. He’d kept it all black-and-white with some shadowing. In the foreground of the work of art sat a mini graveyard with the moon shining high above, casting a silvery glow over the cemetery. Then, behind tombstones, the different characters were added in. The only color on the whole tattoo, which went from his shoulder to his wrist, was in Dracula’s cape. The completed process had taken three sittings and over ten hours. “Yeah. Do you like it?”
“Duh.” She grinned. “From far away I never knew what it was. I mean, I always saw the red strip in it but never got up the nerve to ask. What’s on your other arm?”
“Jason and the Argonauts.”
“Seriously?” She grabbed his hand, and a zing of electricity shot up his arm. Her soft gasp let him know she felt it too. “Sorry. I shouldn’t just grab at you.”

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About Kate Richards

Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and the High Sierras. She would gladly spend all her days in the mountains, but she’d miss the beach…and her very supportive husband’s commute would be three hundred miles. Wherever she is, she loves to explore all different kinds of relationships in her stories. She doesn’t believe one-size-fits-all where relationships are concerned. It’s the love, the joy in one another, that counts.

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Also by Kate Richards

Finally, My Love

Demons Love Cinnamon

Christmas Afternoon Delight

The Vampire’s Bard

Pirate Lady Holiday

Spanking Ms. Whitman

Dungeon Time

Switch, The Trainer

Confessions From the Carnivore Club, Dave and Nancy’s Story

Sierra Seduction

Sensual Delights A Cookie Club Romance

Sci Spanks 2014

Spank or Treat 2014

Love Spanks 2015

The Duchess’s Handmaiden (Coming Soon)


Stories published at Decadent Publishing

One Night on the Beach

Avalon for Christmas

The Virgin and the Playboy

The Virgin and the Best Man

Two Men and a Virgin

Two Men

Virgin Under Ground

Gale Force Passion

Trail of Hearts

The Milkman Cometh

Madame Eve’s Gift

Frontier Inferno

Lily in Chains

Terci in Chains

Box of 1Night Stands: 21 Sizzling Nights

Box of 1Night Stands: 17 Sizzling Nights

The Virgin Series

An Apple Away (Coming Soon)

The One That Almost Got Away (Coming Soon)

Agent in Chains (Coming Soon)


At Beachwalk Press

It’s Just Love


At Blushing Books

Kimmy, Love’s Reprise Anthology

For Ben – Corbin’s Bend Series

Educating Marguerite

Love in the Rockies Antho


From Champagne Books:

Honey Does


From Fated Desires:

Haunting Suspicions

All’s Fair (Coming Soon)



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Fall in Love With Fairytales

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Fairy Tales…I have always sought out the original, non-Disney versions. These tales were warnings for children. No…don’t go in the woods! It’s full of wolves and other things that will eat you up. Beware of scary people along the road. Keep your promises or pay the consequences. So many useful ideas. But the Beyond Fairytales line is a whole different thing. Focused on the romantic elements while still keeping the spirit of the tales.


I am working on  my story yet…Death’s Messengers. Which naturally lent itself to a tale of a grad student slash goatherd and three gorgeous men… Is she destined to be their Mistress?


Here’s a bit from it:

Once Upon a time, Death made her way along the high rock path above the ocean. Her aged limbs creaked and protested, but her job waited for no man. The narrow, steep trail was a trial for the old thing and she bemoaned the hot weather and long distances she traveled each day. Her quarry lay many miles ahead and as she journeyed the sun lowered in the sky. Soon darkness would descend and her busy time arrive.

Why so many met their end at night, she did not know. Only that they did and she had to be there to collect their souls or they would be trapped in their rotting flesh forever. If humans realized that they would be quicker to greet Death and less protesting. It was for her to fetch the immortal part of  mortal man and return it to the gods.

As the shadows lengthened, she drew her long, dark cloak tighter around her shoulders and forced her aching legs to move faster.  Although it was not cold, she felt the need for the safety of her garment’s voluminous folds.

The caverns loomed deep and dark to her right, the sheet cliff to the dark blue waters to her left. Immortal didn’t mean unable to be hurt, as her throbbing knees assured. If she were to fall off the edge, she’d be in great pain, her job would still need to be done, and she’d have to do it while agony surged through her bones.

The caverns held untold horrors, but none had so far come forth to challenge her this night.


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Connected…The Cover Reveal


Be sure to catch Kat Stiles Connected when it releases in June! I know I will…Wild Child had me at the cover :)
Title: Connected

Author: Kat Stiles

Publisher: Wild Child Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61798-155-5—eBook, 978-1-61798-156-2—print

Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: NA

Length: 87,207

Page Count: 306

Price: $5.99, $12.99

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Release date: 6/3/15

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High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.

Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.

A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.

Or do they? If they don’t figure out the killer’s identity soon, one of them could be next.


Kat Stiles is the mother of a three-year-old girl and a beautiful baby boy whose smiles warm her heart every day. Their father is a sweet, amazing man she’s totally head over heels for, even if he’s not a morning person. She also shares my home with three dogs: a lab, a larger terrier mix, and what they think is a chiweenie mix; as well as three cats, all American shorthairs. The smallest female cat, a black and white tuxedo, is the alpha male of the household and keeps everyone in line. Yes, it is as hectic as it sounds. Yes, she’s perpetually covered in hair of some sort. And before you ask, she doesn’t dress up the chiweenie in tiny outfits. It’s much funnier to watch him get his head stuck in random items, like chip bags or tissue boxes.

Connected is her debut book and the first in the series.

Saturday Spankings – A visit with Terci

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Terci tried to still herself, but when her panties were drawn down to her knees and the hard edge of Mistress’s hand began to work over her bare skin, it became impossible. Hot pain peppered her buttocks and thighs. Then, nothing.
While she drew short gasping gulps of air, Mistress held a hairbrush under her nose. “I think this may help you remember your promises.” The wide wooden back of the brush loomed menacingly before it disappeared and a forearm rested on her back. She’d have to be held in place, or she’d be sure to cause herself harm under the pain of the hairbrush. Mistress only used it in punishment spankings, and would show no mercy.
Pressing her fingers into the floor, Terci counted out the thudding smacks in her head. One. Two. Three. How many more? Five. Six. A total of ten on her buttocks before Mistress shifted to the delicate skin of her upper thighs. She focused on breathing in and out as the pain went from a dull ache to unbearable. But she’d die before she’d be so ungrateful as to safeword when she’d earned every lick of these and more. Mistress hadn’t turned her away when she’d thrown her request for help back in her face, although she could have.
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Blurb: Terci’s success as a BDSM romance author is not mirrored in her relationships. Maybe what she wants is what she writes. And maybe Madame Eve can give her a night to find out if that’s true with the Domme of her dreams.

Author Mariana Martin, aka Mistress K, has received a 1Night Stand as a gift from her agent, but she fears a convention might not be the best place to play. She keeps her life as a Domme separate from her public career. What if her secret is exposed? But she can’t say no to Terci, even if Mariana can’t let the sexy blonde find out who she really is.

Excerpt: To my lovely companion for the evening,
I have one simple request…before I enter, don this blindfold and await my pleasure. And yours.
Mistress K
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