Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Kelly Jackson has spent four years running and hiding. Her prince turned out to be an abusive bastard who tried to take her son. Moving into a nice quiet neighborhood the last thing she wants is to be drawn to her McHottie neighbor. No matter that her children think he belongs to the family.
Elliot Hensworth, one of the Realm’s mightiest warriors, was sent to the other side to guard the weakening wall between the Realms. The last thing he needs is a petite sexy neighbor with her inquisitive children to find out that he isn't what he seems.
The Hunter’s Realm is a story of strength, love and courage, face your worst fears and survive, to put your faith and trust in another person and the joy that comes when you do.

The Hunter's Realm

Brianna Hughes 


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Excerpt 1

Pulling his hood down over his face in the shadow, the keen hunter watched with rapacious eyes, the predatory animal in him taking over as his prey hovered over the open dumpster. With a quick look around and blonde curls jiggling, the little mite dove into the giant trash for something, probably a snack since the pixies did like to eat at this time of night.Now time to earn his keep.

He stood up silently and prowled forward to peer over the edge of the bin. His prey, oblivious to his presence, nibbled on a discarded French fry with great gusto. With a swoop, the net came down, the low whistle of its flight not enough warning. With a scoop and a flick, he trapped the pixie within its silken threads. The little creature went into panic mode, its little body thrashing and twisting inside the net, its squeaky words coming so fast they were incomprehensible.

“Enough!” snapped Elliot, almost immediately feeling contrite. He’d have fought, too, if someone had trapped him like a bug.

The pixie settled down and peered up at him with big jewel-like eyes, the reproach in them making the hunter uncomfortable.
“Don’t look at me like that. You know you’re not allowed to cross the border.” The pixie’s eyes glistened. Elliot felt guilt poking him hard. After all, he happened to love greasy fries and burgers too and he could understand the temptation.

“Don’t do that,” he said, sighing. Why do I feel like such a bully?
Squashing his guilt, he reminded himself of the job at hand. “You know you’ve got to go back.” Pulling out a small jar with holes in the lid, he lifted the net up and showed it to the pixie.
Teaser 1 
"What’s this?" asked Rea, holding up a wrench he'd pilfered from the toolbox.

"A wrench, it's for tightening things."
"What’s this?" Rea asked again, holding up something Kellie had never seen.

"It’s called a level which is made so things aren't tilting."

And on it went, he even let the kids help him tighten bolts, guiding their hands to turn the wrench and getting them to hand him tools as he worked. The kids had taken to him like a fish to water, and Kellie watched, amazed. They didn't even squabble once, a miracle in its own right.

Kellie knew she should be getting more done, but found herself mesmerized into watching him, instead. Like a new breed of animal she'd never seen, she studied him, trying to understand what made him tick, but she watched him all morning and came no closer to understanding him.


Teaser 2 

She couldn't deny his wonderful work ethics. Like a busy little ant, he went through the house diligently. Kellie made him the list he asked for and by the end of the afternoon, he'd tackled it all and even fixed some things she hadn't even noticed. Like the handle on her dresser drawer; it had to be her underwear one, of course. He'd just casually dumped it on the bed. Her waist high granny panties, all in the exciting color of white, poured out.

Okay, so she shopped for comfort instead of sexy. It wasn't like anyone usually saw them, but talk about embarrassing. After he'd fixed the drawer she dived onto the bed to put them back, the thought of him handing her underwear somehow too intimate for her to handle.

He'd of course just grinned, a cocky smile that he liked to use a lot and made her insides turn upside down each time he did.


Excerpt 2

After all, wasn't every day that a total hottie almost landed in her lap wearing low-hipped track pants and no shirt to hide the flattest stomach and most deliciously muscled arms ever? However, that's all she'd be doing--looking. No touching, definitely no touching. But God, those clear, bright blue eyes and sun streaked, golden tousled hair almost made her change her mind.

"Sorry if we bothered you," she said. "We've been cleaning all morning, and the twins needed to let off some steam."

"It is I who must apologize for the irregular behavior. I assure you that it will not be happening again," he said, shrugging sheepishly.
Rea tugged on her hand so she looked down.

"Is he a powceman, mommy?" he said in a loud whisper that sprayed from his lips.

Good question. Kellie looked at the stranger. Good looks aside, why had he dived into their yard with a gun?

"No, I'm not a policeman. Although, I do work with them occasionally, I'm an oddity investigator or maybe easier to be known as a missing persons investigator," he answered.

Kellie's eyes widened and in spite of her vow to stay celibate, her libido woke up and yawned with interest. Go back to sleep, she told her awakening body. I swore off men, remember?

About the Author

A little about me is I am a person who loves life and living in the moment. I have found a deep passion in my life in writing romance and erotica novels as much as I enjoy reading them too. I started writing as a hobby and since have been inspired to publish what I have. My heroines are always strong women that can stand up for themselves.

My favorite genre to write is Paranormal, but I am delving into other genres as well. My passion is to express how I feel and see romance, sex, and creatures of the unknown come alive on the pages of my books. Immortal highlanders, witches, vampires, Lycans, warlocks and many more, some of my work is inspired by daydreaming , but mostly by a wild imagination.  I am now exploring, Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical and Western Romance, as well as Erotica. I am also thinking of doing a few YA books too.

My first book was published on May 7, 2012, ever since Blood Ties (Wicked Blood Series #1) hit the shelves it has been great and a dream come true. Taking the characters that are in my head and bringing life to them is accelerating. I am staying very busy these days as I am working on three more books for this year. One is another in the Wicked Blood Series and another from my Marshal’s Series and a final one with my Co-Author J.L.Raven. 

Coming June 20,2014 I will be releasing another novel, this is a fantasy romance entitled, “The Hunter’s Realm” published by BookRhythm.

I could not have gotten this far without the Lord's help and several friends and family.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014


I have one word for Art and Seduction: HOT! While really to short to give you a synopsis without giving away to much of the plot, I will say the characters have some amazing chemistry. That kitchen scene alone is worth re-reading! Just thinking about it brought my temperature up a few degrees!
I would recommend this one to any adult, erotic romance fan. You don't want to miss this one on your e-reader! I give Art and Seduction 4.5 stars!

About the Author:
I was born in Burbank, California, sometime after the Age of Aquarius but before the Reagan Administration.  I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, the beautiful Pacific Northwest and currently reside in the middle of Texas…for the moment. Not really sure how I got here. I think I may have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque.
I started writing when I was ten or eleven, continued up through junior high (yes, I’m old enough to refer to it in that regard. What is this middle-school rubbish?), high school and into college before life got in the way. I took a long hiatus, attended the University of Hard Knocks but gained a ton of life experience in the process. I rediscovered my passion around the time I returned to school to finish my degree.  My warped outlook now allows me to bring a cynicism and dry wit to my work, which I love, even if I’m occasionally on the receiving end of a blank stare.
My first published piece, Friendly Temptation, came by way of a wonderful editor, Arial, who decided to take a chance on me.  She made the whole process a great experience and I am happily indebted!  My current story, Art & Seduction, came to be with the help of my current awesome editor, Trish, whom I also owe a huge round of thanks. Both ladies rock!
I share my life with my husband of twenty-one years, two awesome kids, one neurotic but lovable hound dog, an equally neurotic cat (courtesy of the dog), a chill rat, a sweet guinea pig and some indifferent fish.

--Elaine <3

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


There's only one person I want to see when I return home. But I know he won't be waiting. It's the reason I feel safe enough to come back.

I'm so wrong.

Ash isn't the same quiet boy from next door. He's tall, dark, and demanding answers. He wants me, but he doesn't trust me. Who can blame him? When his own family tried to break him down, he still sheltered me in this town full of liars. And I repaid it by leaving him without a word.

But I'll do anything to protect him. I have the scars on my wrist to prove it.

NOT a standalone novel. There are always two sides to every tale, and this is Katie's story.

Contains strong language, sexual situations, and mature themes. This novel is not intended for readers under the age of 17.

A breeze rose up and my hair fluttered into my face, covering my eyes. I brushed the strands away while Ash reached toward me to do the very same thing. He quickly lowered his arm to his side. My whole body pulsed in disappointment, and it struck me how this was a split-second snapshot of our story.

I attempted to walk away, but he braced his other arm on the wall, blocking me from leaving. I forced myself to look at him. Really look at him, and let him look at me. I owed him that much. His gaze stayed on my eyes, daring me to hold the connection.

To my surprise, his face had changed. Ash was always handsome, but his face had taken an edge, losing some of the softness of youth. Only his eyes were the same, starbursts of green and gold framed in thick dark lashes. But the shape of his jaw was stronger. His cheekbones sharper.

I bit the inside of my lip. His nose wasn’t blade straight anymore. There was a slight tilt and bump, as if it had been broken. And a small pink scar over one of his eyebrows. Possessiveness overtook my thoughts. I wanted to know what happened, who hurt him and where I could find them so I could tear them apart myself. I gave myself a mental shake. He wasn’t mine to be possessive about. Or maybe I meant obsessive.

“We need to talk,” he demanded. “You made me think you left for Michigan when you took off.”

“You know how I am.” I tilted my head to hide the fact I was lying to his face again. “I just decided at the last minute, and didn’t think.”

“Bullshit.” He leaned in closer. The air thickened as his breath tickled my cheek.“ Changed your phone number and deleted your email accounts at the last minute, too?”

When I’m not plotting elaborate schemes in my head, I’m having a fabulous time with my own real life story. That’s what happens when you have three awesome kids, two fluffy (useless) cats, and one very patient husband. Currently, we live in the mountains of West Virginia. 

I can cook like a fiend but prefer to eat doughnuts with sprinkles for breakfast. Sprinkles make everything taste better. An avid reader of all genres, I shamelessly admit romance will always be my favorite. And while I enjoy the safe and familiar, I’m always up for an adventure.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014


"Please Handle Me Carefully For I Have Been Broken" follows several fictionalized characters as they deal with the spirit of rejection. Flabia Thembeka, a minister, wants readers to gain some insight on how abuse and rejection go hand and hand. While you travel through these pages, her desire is to show you that you’re not alone. There is help available for you to repair the brokenness in your life, and to become whole for the first time in your life.

I wasn't sure what to expect when asked to review this book. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Ms. Thembeka gives a good lesson of the consequences of rejecting our fellow human beings and the ripple effects it can create. Her five short narratives reminded me of the parables from the Gospels and were fine examples of the brokenness created by rejection. I found her view points to be both insightful and easy to identify with. When haven't each of us been rejected by someone, either a loved one or a stranger?
This book would make a wonderful addition to any bookshelf. I find this to be a book for all ages and stages of life. It is very Christian oriented, as the author is a minister, but it speaks more about the power of the human spirit that I think those of all walks of life can relate to. I give Please Handle Me Carefully For I Have Been Broken 4 stars!

Flabia Thembeka is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She has been teaching the Word of God for over eighteen years and counting. Her willingness is to be used transparently by the Holy Spirit in an evangelic ministry, be it a one-on-one situation or from the pulpit of a church. Her heart’s desire is to take and share her healing discoveries with the multitudes.  Flabia has a lot to say to those who are or have been broken.  She has discovered the secret healing power for all the souls who have dealt with or have suffered at the hands of these horrendous spirits. Her love for God has given her a sincere love for His people. Her commission in life is helping others to know the Word of God inside and out, to help the helpless and the hopeless through God’s life-giving and life-changing Word. 

She is the mother of three and of many more whom God has blessed her with through her ministry. Flabia lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Keeping Secrets by Kiru Taye
Contemporary Romance

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?

That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding; he who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet, he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.

Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed, and is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of.

She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However, would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

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So many unanswered questions. They wouldn’t all be answered today.
“What are you doing here?” He’d ordered her to take the day off. So had his father.
“I know what you and Daddy said.” She looked away from him. “I met up with my friend for lunch and I enjoyed being pampered at the spa. But I’ve been here every day since you’ve been hospitalised and it felt strange not seeing you.”
“But the shouldn’t sleep in it.”
Shoulders rose and fell as she looked up at him through her long, dark lashes.
“When I arrived, you were asleep, so I decided to read. I didn’t realise I was so tired. I just drifted to sleep.” She bit her bottom lip, drawing his attention to it.
The need to kiss her overpowered him. On impulse, he settled a hand on her back, pulling her close. With the other, he lifted her chin and lowered his head to meet hers.
Muscles on her back tensed. He massaged her skin like he would a skittish horse before a game of polo. With gentle brushes, he swept his lips across hers. The sealed, luscious pair called him to mine their depths. Instead, he coaxed and stroked and traced them with his tongue from one end to the other, bidding his time.
He’d caught a glimpse of her banked passion yesterday when he asked about their wedding night. No matter what else went on, they desired each other. Mutual attraction.
With a low moan, she leaned in and opened for him.
As he slipped in, her sweet flavour exploded on his tongue. She tasted of peppermint and vanilla. In the recesses of his mind, the kiss registered. He’d done this before. Tasted her.
A groan rumbled within and he slid his hands around her waist and lifted her onto his lap so that she straddled him.
Whimpering, she rubbed against him, hips canting against hips, supple breasts crushed to his chest.
Needing intimate contact, he ran a palm over her side, skimming the swell of soft breasts down to the hem of her tunic. He lifted it, his hand making contact with smooth, warm skin. Another moan escaped her lips. He swallowed it, loving her sound and taste. Moving his hand up till it reached her breast, he caressed it through the lace of her bra, flicking the already taut nipple with his thumb.
In response, she ground against his bulge.
Sweet fuck!

A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket with a torch at night. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.
During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.
When she’s not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014



Dreams Do Come True!
Shy Riley Whitten achieves her goal of writing a Hollywood movie. When she arrives for the filming, she finds her heartthrob Matt Davis has been chosen as the lead. Matt and his lover Travis Hale begin to shower Riley with their love and attention. Not understanding why they are pursuing her, she fights them every step of the way.
Matt and Travis have been looking for a woman to round out the family they want to be. Falling in love at first sight with Riley, they overwhelm her, not only with their love, but also with something she hadn’t expected. With the roles Matt plays on television and in the movies, Riley had always thought Matt would be the dominant one. She makes the discovery that Travis is the Dom and Matt his submissive. Bringing her into their little family, they try to mold her submissive side.
Will they succeed at proving their love for her? Or will she disappoint them?
A Siren Erotic Romance, Menage, M/M/F with M/M elements, Consensual BDSM.
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And Riley makes three! Oh my! Eileen Green has yet another BDSM novel to add to the TRB pile. This one is as sweet as it is hot. When the book starts, we already have a happily married couple, Matt and Travis, in a BDSM relationship. Matt is instantly taken by quiet, reserved Riley. He and Travis want to make it a forever threesome, but Riley has enough baggage to go to Europe and never wear the same outfit twice!
Riley's suffered emotional, mental, and physical abuse at the hands of her adoptive mother and ex-husband. She's lost her baby and then lost herself in writing. Getting the chance to make a movie is a once in a lifetime opportunity. She already had an actor in mind for her leading man. What she doesn't know is how connected they about to be.
Matt and Travis want her the instant they meet her. She's a natural sub to add to their relationship. The problem is approaching her without spooking her. How do two handsome, rich men convince a traumatize woman that she's beautiful and desirable? With time and patience and a whole lot of love.
I really liked this one. Green does a good job keeping the BDSM in the background while the story develops. A more vanilla reader would be able to enjoy the story and get a little taste of the BDSM scene closer to the end. This makes the story more accessible to a wider audience. There's just enough to be naughty without making the average reader uncomfortable. The plot moves the story along rather well. I just wished the part where Manny gets his comeuppance wasn't away for the heroine's POV. I would have loved to see the beat-down he so desperately deserved! Lessons of Trust will certainly make waiting in the carpool lane to get the kids go by faster. I'm giving it 4 stars!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


A Summer for Love Blog Hop is here! Trip around the hop to find ideas for romantic vacations, steamy dates, summertime experiences, and, of course, hot summer reads to take poolside!

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Now one to a romantic destination, the historic Grove Park Inn! This charming hotel is nestled in the heart of the North Carolina mountains in Asheville. With spa packages, couples retreats, romantic wedding packages, golfing, and a drop-dead gorgeous indoor pool, the Grove Park Inn has been a favorite destination for over a century. Asheville is a great town as a retreat from the summer heat. The Grove Park Inn is a romantic way to do it in stlye!

Not far from this cozy getaway is a little town called Sylva, NC. It boomed as a railroad town, back when the train was an important part of the daily American landscape. These days, it's a quiet little community and the setting for parts of my Celestial Jewels series. Being a NC mountain native, I'm a little biased as to the beauty of my beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. Add a little vampire love action or some paranormal romance in Water's Lover, and I'm hooked! I see these gorgeous peaks everyday. I hope you enjoy a peak into my world, both real and imaginary!

Sabrina Rivers, an orphaned half witch and magical misfit, has been hidden from the world for
almost a century by her Aunt Eleanor. Her only possession is a mysterious dark crystalline pendant she can’t remove. She knows nothing about its powers or purpose.
When mercenaries attempt to steal the pendant in broad daylight, Eleanor has no choice but to entrust Sabrina’s safety to vampire Brandon Thorpe, kingpin of Atlanta’s supernatural underworld. While Eleanor hunts the would-be assassins, Sabrina learns what it means to finally be free to live and to love, but freedom has a cost. Her sheltered life left her with a heavy burden and no way to protect herself.
Is Brandon’s love real or a ploy to get Midnight’s Jewel? Will what she doesn’t know about her past get both of them killed? Can he protect her from her enemies and his? What price will she have to pay for love?
A Siren Erotic Romance

 About the Author

I started my love affair with vampires as a kid by reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was the only vampire book our little local library branch had back then. Then, I discovered mail order books and fell in love with the tortured characters in Interview with a Vampire.  In the mid 80’s, the most amazing thing happened! My family bought a VCR, and I was finally able to see movies! All the vampire flicks I could beg for flickered across the screen, making the love affair into a passionate, lifelong relationship. Today, I write fantasy and paranormal romance and never pass up a chance to pair up vampires with the less-than-usual characters. Witches and elves currently top my list. I love weaving vampires into legends and myths where none exist. It’s my private world of the erotic, weird, and wonderful, and I invite every reader to go along for the ride.