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January 7, 2014


The Kelly/KGI Series

After the Storm
The KGI Series

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.

Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.

Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t…

Over the years, Donovan Kelly has fought relentlessly for justice, women and children always holding a special place in his heart. Working side by side with his brothers, Donovan has witnessed firsthand the toll it’s taken—physically, mentally, and emotionally—on his loved ones, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire. What he never expects is for his next mission to happen right on his home turf—or for it to take a very personal turn.

Picturesque Kentucky Lake is the perfect place for a soul in search of safe harbor. A beautiful stranger has arrived—desperate, breathless, and on the run from a dark past closing in on her and the younger siblings she has vowed to protect. Donovan must now draw on every resource at his disposal—if he wants to save a woman and the children who may prove to be his destiny.

February 4, 2014



Letting Go
Surrender Trilogy

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected…

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world.  He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

Now let’s meet Maya Banks…Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.A few fun facts…


  • Maya spent time in France as an exchange student.
  • Maya got married in the county clerk’s office in Tennessee and then went bow hunting for her honeymoon.
  • Maya worked as an EMT before she realized she’d rather write about drama than experience it in real life.




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Taken By the Duke Book 1 The Pleasure Wars

Today dear readers, we have with us the wonderfully talented Jess Michaels….
So without further ado,
Welcome, Jess!!
MBA&M: Jess, please give our readers some insight into you and how your wondrous mind works?
Jess: Oh dear, that’s a scary place to go. I wish I could give you some amazing answer about castles in my mind or something, but honestly I’m just an author with ideas. Luckily someone pays me to write them down. I write full-time, 5 days a week and I work on promo and other stuff pretty much every day. Hopefully what I do works in terms of people loving the story and FINDING the story. So thanks for helping me with the second part by having me here today.


Taken By the Duke Book 1 The Pleasure WarsMBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “Taken By the Duke”?
Jess: TAKEN BY THE DUKE is the first in a series called The Pleasure Wars. It’s a bit of Romeo and Juliet with a lot of sex. Two families, long at war, experience a tragedy that will bring them together or completely destroy them. In the first book Ava is kidnapped by Christian as a form of revenge, but when she utterly surrenders to his passionate seduction he quickly learns she’s on a mission of peace, not war. It’s dark and sensual and highly emotional. Hopefully it’s a keeper for readers.


MBA&M: Why do you feel readers, enjoy reading Regency Historical Romance so much today, with so many different genre to chose from?
Jess: The Regency isn’t quite as dour as the Victorian era can be and yet still has all the rules and Dukes and gowns and fun of historicals. We want to be transported by stories and another time and place certainly does that.


MBA&M: In “Taken By the Duke” we see a warning label Taken By the Duke Book 1 The Pleasure Wars“Warning: This book contains scenes of erotic seduction, sexual revenge and the healing power of love.” Let’s focus on the sexual revenge part… Can you tell our readers why a book about sexual revenge?What was your inspiration for this?
Jess:I loved the idea of Ava being kidnapped by Christian. First he intends to simply ruin her reputation with the kidnapping and the fact that they are alone together. But soon he decides he wants to ruin her in truth because he wants her so much.


MBA&M: “Taken By the Duke” is #1 in “The Pleasure Wars” can you give our readers some insight into how many books will be in this series?
Jess: There are three books in the series. Christian and Ava are the first story. Ava’s best friend Portia (who gets wrapped up in the drama) and a character named Miles who appeared in my 2012 release AN INTRODUCTION TO PLEASURE and then Ava’s brother Liam and a courtesan named Violet.


MBA&M: If “The Pleasure Wars” became a series,HBO,Lifetime,etc. who do you envision as the actors for your characters?And which channel would you like to see “The Pleasure Wars” appear on?
Jess: Thinking about certain actors helps me center my character appearance when I’m setting up a story. Ava was Olivia Wilde and Christian was Chris Hemsworth. I create a board on Pinterest with each book, too. You can follow me there for all the fun at


MBA&M: What was or is the hardest part of writing a erotic seduction scene?
Jess: I’ve written 19 erotic romances  (some novellas) and another 12 historical romances with strong sexuality to them so I guess I don’t really think so much about it being hard. I think love scenes are such a driving force plot-wise and character-wise in my books that I couldn’t imagine the books without them. It’s not a source or discomfort and hopefully that comes across to my readers.
MBA&M: Let’s play a little game, shall we? What comes to mind when I say the following?(One word answers please,with no extra throught):
Sensual? Romance


Chocolate,vanilla or strawberry? Chocolate 



Last but not in the least, Jess, please tell our readers where to connect with you and where they may find “Taken By a Duke”?
I’m all over the place. First, I hope people will join my newsletter I give away a Kindle or a $75 Amazon Gift Card to a member EVERY month! And you get all the latest news. You can also stay around there and check out my website:
I’m also on Twitter as @jessmichaelsbks and on Facebook:!/authorjessmichaels
I’m very interactive at all those places, so they’re a great place to say hi and see what I’m doing.
Jess, do you have anything to add today?
Jess: Just that I hope if you do pick up my books you’ll find them to be dark, erotic, emotional reads that touch your heart! 🙂
Thank you so much for spending time with us and our readers today! Congratulations on the new release!


Taken By the Duke
The Pleasure Wars, Book 1

Taken By the Duke Book 1 The Pleasure Wars

Amid all the lies and scandals that fuel Society’s gossip mill, one truth has always stood out: House Rothcastle and House Windbury have always hated each other.Lady Ava Windbury prays the feud will someday end, to no avail. One dreadful night, her brother accidentally causes the death of Christian Rothcastle’s sister, a tragedy that leaves both men maimed.


Consumed by grief, Christian makes a grim decision. He will kidnap Lady Ava so that her family will feel the pain of loss as keenly as he feels the loss of his own sister. But once he has Ava in his clutches, desire takes unexpected hold. Even more surprising, she willingly surrenders to his every sexual whim—after haggling over the terms of giving up her virginity.


Too late, he realizes she is using her body for peace, not war. But just as their affair of revenges turns into an affair of the heart, the past rears its ugly head to take matters into its own hands…

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A Bit About Jess Michaels

ess Michaels began writing full-time in 1999 after being encouraged by her husband to follow her dream. In 2003, she sold her first novella to Red Sage Press, an erotic historical romance about an Egyptian tomb and a very sexy curse. Since then she has published (or has contracted to publish) nearly 50 novels, novellas and short stories under three different pen names with several major publishers, small presses and via self-publishing. Her erotic historical romances have been national bestsellers and won awards from booksellers and readers.

She and her husband live in Tucson, AZ. There she enjoys hiking in the beautiful desert, spending time with her nephews, designing jewelry, reading and spending time with her awesome husband and cats.

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Book Title:  Playing Patience

Author:  Tabatha Vargo

Release Date:  April 26th 2013

Genre:  New Adult/Romance/Contemporary

Presented by:  As You Wish…



Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him.

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

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“How did you know I was here?” I asked. I didn’t want the kids behind her to hear us, so I moved in closer. “Does your daddy know you’re stalking me, Snowflake?”

Her eyes filled with panic and it p***d me off that she was afraid of him. Then she stepped back so quickly that she almost tripped over her sneakers. With a pinched mouth, she glared up at me. She was p***d off about something.

“My. Name. Is. Patience!” she yelled at me.

I had to admit, I liked it when she yelled at me. Mostly because it let me know she wasn’t as weak and defenseless as she looked, but also because I’m a f****d up individual and occasionally I get off on being jerked around.

Her voice reached every wall of the gym and everyone turned to look at us. I watched as a pretty, red blush crept up her neck and filled her cheeks. Her eyes started to water and become bloodshot and she looked like she was about to blow up from embarrassment. The poor thing, she looked like she was about to pass out, but it was funny to see her so pissed off and embarrassed. I kind of enjoyed ruffling her feathers.

I laughed softly to myself, earning another evil glower and I couldn’t help put poke the bear one more time.

“Careful, Snowflake, if your face gets too hot, you might melt.”









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Tabatha’s been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She’s now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful seven-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel, Wicked Fate, in May of 2009.

She’s now pursuing her English degree and she hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

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The Shifter's Kiss

First of all let’s everyone sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Caridad, for dear readers, today is Caridad’s BIRTHDAY…..SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO…



One of the things I think about when starting a story is what new thing I can bring to readers. Since my last few books have been set in places like Atlantic City (THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE) and the Jersey Shore (GHOST OF A CHANCE), I decided to really go somewhere different for THE SHIFTER’S KISS – the San Blas Islands.

The San Blas Islands are a collection of islands off the coast of Panama and only a few of the islands are actually inhabited.  They are a tropical paradise and I could just imagine how sexy and romantic it would be.

But there was something else about the San Blas Islands that drew me – the legends of the Kuna people about shark gods who protected their islands.

I thought it would be so cool to write a story about a shark shifter who was the last of her kind and could only spend so much time on land without losing her powers to shift.  That heroine, Nali, is lonely since there are so few of her people and even her father has sacrificed most of his powers to stay on land with a human wife.

But Nali cannot ignore the sexy man who she has seen in the tropical waters, especially when he risks himself to save her from some fishermen who come to hunt her.  As she stays with him, she comes to learn the secrets of the scarred firefighter and his story and sexiness tempt her more than she ever thought possible.

I won’t spill more and ruin the story for you!  THE SHIFTER’S KISS is a sexy erotic paranormal romance and I hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy it.

And now for a little birthday fun since TODAY is my birthday!  Please visit my blog today at to answer some questions in order to possibly win a REBORN Vampire novel t-shirt, copy of KISSED BY A VAMPIRE and a $10 gift card! 

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caridadfaceABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Caridad Piñeiro® is a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.

From the start, Caridad’s novels have received acclaim and have helped redefine the landscape of modern romance novels. In 1999, Caridad was published by Kensington as part of Encanto, the first line of bilingual Latino romance novels. In 2000, Caridad was one of the first Latino authors featured at the launch of BookExpo America’s Spanish Pavillion. In December 2006, Caridad helped Silhouette launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with DEATH CALLS, one of the novels in the award-winning THE CALLING Vampire series. In addition, Caridad has appeared at BookExpo America on numerous occasions and has captained both the multicultural and vampire genre panels at the RT BookClub Conventions.

Caridad’s CHICAS novels, including her seventeenth release, SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN from Simon & Schuster’s Downtown Press, have garnered praise from both fellow authors and reviewers and are helping to make Latina fiction a vital part of the publishing mainstream.

In recognition of her work, Caridad has received various awards and honors. In 2007, a year marked by the debut of six novels from Harlequin and Pocket Books, Caridad received the Golden Apple Award Author of the Year Award from the New York City Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other honors that Caridad has received include the selection of DANGER CALLS and DEATH CALLS as the Top Fantasy Books of 2005 and 2006 by CATALINA magazine, the Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award for Best Nocturne in 2006 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf award in 2001 for Best Short Contemporary. Her other titles have received a number of nominations, such as the Harlequin Readers Choice Awards and RIO Reviewers Choice Awards. Both DANGER CALLS and SEX AND THE SOUTH BEACH CHICAS have been book club selections.

Caridad’s eighteenth novel, MOON FEVER, a paranormal anthology with Maggie Shayne, Susan Sizemore and Lori Handeland, debuted in late September 2007 as #32 on the New York Times Extended Bestseller list and #123 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List. HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, a paranormal anthology with Maureen Child, made the BookScan Top 100 Adult Fiction list.

In 2009, Caridad will debut a new paranormal romantic suspense series with Grand Central Publishing. The first novel in the series, SINS OF THE FLESH, will be released in November 2009.

Caridad has appeared on Romance Novel Television, Fox Television’s Good Day New York Early Edition , New Jersey News’ Jersey’s Talking with Lee Leonard and WGN-TV’s Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad’s works have appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina, RT BookClub, NJ Monthly, Star Ledger, Home Tribune News, Sun Sentinel, Variety Yahoo! Online News, Latina and the Waterbury Republican-American.

When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad is also an attorney, wife and mother.

Caridad PineiroAlso about the Author:

Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. Caridad earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University and became the first female partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, an intellectual property firm in midtown Manhattan.



Erotic paranormal romance novella
Available March 1013
ISBN 9781460307441
Harlequin Nocturne Craving

The Shifter's Kiss


After almost losing his life in the line of duty, firefighter Victor Edwards turned to his true passion: the ocean, the one place he feels at peace. By day, he studies a magnificent shark. By night he is haunted by erotic dreams of a beautiful woman, filled with a longing he can’t understand.

Nali is almost the last of her kind. She knows it’s dangerous to swim so close to shore, but she is drawn to the scarred man watching her and craves his touch on her human form. She can’t help revealing herself to help Victor when he’s injured—and offering herself to him for one week of pleasure. For she only has a few days before she must return to the sea…

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