Monday, April 27, 2015

Keeping It Real: My Sister, My Proofreader

Today is my sister's big 4-0!!! In honor of this monumental occasion, today's post is dedicated to her. Back when I was in high school and college, she was my first (and only) proofreader... and she hated it. Every time she'd finish, she'd have a little fit over my misuse of commas, incorrect spelling (hello settle/seattle), and a slew of other grammatical errors. When she found out I was writing, she cringed... yes, you did, Sha, don't deny it. I believe both you and my hubs said, "Get ready for reviews." Nowadays, I don't impose on her to proofread, although these days my writing is probably much more interesting than the boring papers I had to write for school. So a big thank you, and happy birthday, to my big sister for making sure I know how to use a comma (kinda), can spell check, and who encourages me every day, no matter what I'm doing, and totally understands all my quirks and adult cognizant dyslexia! Love you, Sha Sha!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Keeping It Real: If I Were Famous

Today I am at sea! I am probably sipping an Electric Lemonade and trying to envision what life would be like if I were a famous author. Let's indulge, shall we?

1. A book fairy would really exist so when I typed "the end" then someone would magically take over and do all the editing, publishing, and marketing and all that jazz.

2. I would be on this cruise and need a bodyguard to protect me from all my fans... and he'd be hot... and sensitive... maybe Grant... or Tate... Okay, I need to stop or else I'll have another story to add to my ever growing to-write list.

3. I could go on exotic vacations all the time and consider it to be work because I'd be writing.

4. I'd travel all over to meet my Lovers of Lyssa Layne!

A girl can dream, right??? In the meantime, I love doing what I do and I'll just keep on, keepin' on!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Into Love Boxed Set Cover Reveal


Spring Into Love: 11 Hot Contemporary Romances
From SENSUAL to SPICY this boxed set of ELEVEN contemporary romances includes BESTSELLING and AWARD-WINNING and USA TODAY multi-published authors.

If you like variety in your books these ELEVEN authors provide your heart’s desire from SWEET and FUNNY to DEADLY and SEXY...

SPRING INTO LOVE will warm your heart and your bed. This is a limited time offer, so grab your set today! ONLY 99c!

~~Purchase Links~~
Barnes & Noble: Coming Soon 

~~Books Included~~
Happy Endings - Chantel Rhondeau
Tasting Los Angeles- Kimmie Easley
Taming Romeo - Rachelle Ayala
Consolation Prize - Abbie St. Claire
Sweet Ride! - Bonnie Edwards
Liveon ~ No Evil - Stacy Eaton
Everybody's After Love - Lyssa Layne
Betrayed - Jade Kerrion
Finding Forever- Michele Shriver
Love Unleashed - Marcia James
Kiss Me, Dancer - Alicia & Roy Street



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Keeping It Real: I'm Ahead!

I feel like I could be jinxing myself but I'm finally ahead with my writing! My goal was to publish a book every other month this year in addition or in part with the boxed sets. At this point, the only books I "have" to write to meet this goal is my October release (thinking Jace's story), December release (lots of possibilities here, we'll see where my muse takes me), and the Christmas steamy novella... which is probably going to be closer to novel-length! Either way, it's a great feeling to be ahead! My goal is to have all of this done by July 1 and then I can take a deep breath and start planning out 2016... any requests???

Friday, April 10, 2015

Barbara's Plea by Stacy Eaton


BARBARA'S PLEA
Author: Stacy Eaton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Barbara lives in constant fear of her husband. She finally summons the courage to leave with their young daughter, Allie, but dreads the moment her husband learns of their escape. In his desire to control them and bend them to his will, he will leave no stone unturned to punish them--especially Barbara. 

Grey’s future seems bleak, especially the day he is fired, but everything begins to turn around the moment he absently sinks down on a bench occupied by wealthy Gloria Withers. Gloria sees something in him that no one else bothers to notice and, within moments, a friendship is sparked that will withstand many trials. 

When Barbara makes good her escape and arrives on the doorstep of her grandmother, Gloria, whom she hasn't seen for years, Barbara is greeted instead by Grey. It doesn't take long for a different kind of spark to fly as Barbara takes up residence in the Withers mansion. 

When Grey falls inexorably in love with not only Barbara, but also her daughter Allie, he vows to do everything he can to protect them from her husband who is out for revenge.

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**ON SALE FOR .99¢ until April 28th!

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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
STACY EATON
Stacy Eaton is a police officer by profession. Currently, she is assigned as the department detective and enjoys digging into cases and putting the pieces of the puzzles together. 

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania and is the wife to a police officer and the mother of two. She is very proud of her son who is currently serving in the United States Navy and equally proud of her tween daughter who is a black belt and cheerleader. 

Stacy also currently servers on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center. When Stacy is not working her demanding job, or spending time with her family, she works on her business and volunteers with the World Literary Café. When there is time, she writes.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

McCallister's Paradise Series by Chantel Rhondeau

Series: McCallister’s Paradise
Genre: Contemporary romance on a tropical island
Author: Chantel Rhondeau
Now available: Happy Endings, Diving Into Love, and For Love or Charity



Fall in love with the strong men and smart women of McCallister’s Paradise!

At their tropical island resort, the McCallister family works hard. Life in Paradise should be perfect. After all, the place is great for a romantic getaway. Unfortunately, the five McCallister siblings are still searching for their happily ever afters… and romance always seems just out of reach.

But determined hearts won’t be denied. And when love is on the line, a McCallister doesn't fall halfway!

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Happy Endings - Book 1 (on sale for just 99 cents!)
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Handsome, wealthy Quinn McCallister is the most eligible bachelor on McCallister’s Paradise. Making his family's island resort a success is all that matters to this workaholic. Everything changes when he meets the beautiful new massage therapist...

Larissa Benner may have survived cancer, but its aftermath left plenty of problems besides the ever-looming fear of relapse. Her family nearly went bankrupt paying for her life-saving treatments. She desperately needs the full-time therapist position on the island and the benefits that come with it. The last thing she wants is problems with her boss, or a complicated office romance.


It’s hard for her to resist Quinn’s charms—or his passionate side. However, Quinn is married to his job. The choice between love and work is tough for him to juggle and has Larissa scared. If the cancer recurs, could she count on him to be there for her? Or would he leave her to face it alone, ending her relationship in tragedy?

Diving Into Love - Book 2
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Parker McCallister is the playboy of the family, never having a care in the world beyond his next fling. When Sierra Burns nearly runs him down on horseback, she challenges him in ways he's never experienced. Now all he has to figure out is how to capture this beauty's heart, and this time it is about more than sex and fun for him. 

Shortly after meeting Parker, disaster strikes for Sierra and her secret troubles are revealed. Now she needs his help in the worst way. The only problem is she wants to earn her place in life and have a chance to be the person she wants to be, not who her rich parents expect of her. Taking charity from Parker or his family would feel like a lie to her convictions, and she doesn't want dating him to be a condition of accepting their help. 

Despite her hesitations, Parker's charms and charisma are hard to resist. Just when she gives up fighting against the attraction and allows herself to hope for love, his past foists a surprise on the new couple and throws Sierra's life out of balance...again.


For Love or Charity - Book 3
Art by http://edhgraphics.blogspot.com/
Sydney McCallister isn't looking for love, especially not from an overbearing man demanding money for his charity after missing the cutoff date for proposals. Doesn't Matthew Coleson realize his organization isn't the only one hoping for a grant from the McCallister family? Tired of dealing with the constant stream of angry people and feeling terribly homesick besides, Sydney wonders if she should give up on New York and head back to the family's island resort. 

When Sydney's office is trashed and she receives a threatening message, she's certain Matt must be responsible. After confronting him, however, she learns there is more to this man than is apparent at first glance. There's something about his eyes... besides, who can resist a man who helps homeless people get back on their feet? He seems to truly care about people and swears he would never hurt anyone.

Together, they work to uncover the identity of the person threatening Sydney, and Matt seems determined to keep her safe. Questions remain for her, despite the excitement Matt brings to her life... Does he care about her for herself, or is he more interested in her family money and what that could mean for his charity?

Love's Ride - Book 4 and Cooking Up Love - Book 5 coming soon!

About the Author:


Best-selling author Chantel Rhondeau once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Chantel is author of six romantic suspense novels, a Christmas novella, and the new McCallister’s Paradise series. She lives in the western United States, and when she's not writing she loves playing cards with her family, bowling on leagues, and snuggling with her lazy kitties.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChantelRhondeau
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Check out all Chantel's available titles: http://www.chantelrhondeau.com/p/my-available-titles.html



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Favorite What If by ME!!!

TITLE: My Favorite What If
AUTHOR: Lyssa Layne
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: April 7, 2015
COVER DESIGN: Kage Cover Designs
LENGTH: 54,000+

Synopsis 

One year after Jacob "Smitty" Smith is stood up at the altar, his good friend Jules encourages him to redeem his honeymoon package before it expires. Reluctantly, he agrees, and finds himself sitting beside free spirit Sloan Talbott, who is attending her sister's destination wedding at the same resort. Both have been hurt. Neither is looking for love. Will one week in paradise be a fling to remember or could it possibly lead to something more?

Book Links
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Excerpt
Carrying my cup of coffee, I walk back to my bedroom and look into the suitcase. So far everything looks alright—swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, dress slacks, and dress shirt. Jules came through on her other promise to go to the store for the trip—deodorant, soap, toothpaste, condoms. Wait, condoms?!

“Jules, what the hell is this?” I ask, holding up the box of Trojans.

Not missing a beat, she grabs the box from me and throws it back in the suitcase, zipping it up. “I got everything you could possible need. Soap, toothpaste, Pepto, Pedialyte—”

“And condoms?” I ask with a raised eyebrow.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t know you had another preferred method of safe sex,” she quips as she pulls my suitcase off the bed and drags it to my front door.

“And just who do you think I’ll be having sex with?”


She shrugs as she walks back to the bedroom and shoves a pile of clothes in my arms. “I don’t know, I don’t care, but you need to get laid. So go to paradise, find some lucky woman, and get some.”


Other Books by Lyssa Layne

If you want to find out more about Smitty's friend, Jules, check out Everybody's After Love

Boxed Sets

Next Release
Lyssa's next release Until You Fall In Love and will debut June 9
Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn't know how she'd survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He's the father her son never knew and he's the rock she's always leaned on. When Abram's father suffers a heart attack, it's Abram's turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she's become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?


About the Author

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
Contact Her

Facebook Party & Takeover
Friday, April 10 Lyssa will be taking over the One-Click Addict Support Group
Also, join the My Favorite What If Gossip Fest one week after it's release so that we can chat about Smitty & Sloan, discuss their future, and share other spoilers. The party will be April 14 at 8PM CT. Join the fun here!

Giveaway/Rafflecopter
Enter to win a Lyssa Layne ebook of your choice, this pair of Love earrings, or a piece of surprise jewelry from La Jolie Fille Boutique. Rafflecopter will close April 14.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Keeping It Real: Writing a Series

When I first started Love is a Fire, I had no intentions of making it a series. Then I wrote "The End", hit publish, and started being threatened by readers so I quickly wrote Burst Into Flame. I had this grand idea that I'd give Jeremiah and Patrick their own stories too... then I got sidetracked and now I've published four books since Burst Into Flame (#4 releasing tomorrow!). I have readers begging and requesting me to finish the series and I really want to... except that I'm sucked into other projects right now that excite me more. Obviously, I jumped into this series not knowing WTH I was doing... and I still don't really! So instead of calling my books series, I prefer to say I have "crossover characters." That works, right??? One day, I promise, ONE DAY, I will write books 3 and 4 in the Burning Lovesick series.

OH and now it looks like I'm starting a new Italian family series-Madonna mi!!!