LANI’S READING LIST
Lani Ito, the heroine of THE PARTNERSHIP (Extra Credit #1) by Charlotte Penn Clark, is a voracious reader and a gifted writer of dance criticism…. Here are ten of her favorite books! Enjoy!
Inheritance of Love
il était une foi (Once upon a time)- Book 1
By Carol Cadoo
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance
Bennett Montgomery was the bachelor at large of his generation in San Francisco with no problems and no responsibility except to show up and look pretty on the red carpet. But overnight he was forced into a situation where he had to grow up and take the reins of the family business or risk losing it.
His assistant gave him the devastating news that he had the responsibility but none of the money or control until and unless he was married by thirty three. That started a series of events in his life that put him on a collision course with his past, the future and his present.
Chevon Bouche grew up fast after she lost her parents in a horrible car accident. She was left on her own to run the family business. Scheduled to marry her longtime boyfriend and settle into a life of boredom and babies. When in her heart she wanted to sing like a bird on the stages of the best Opera’s houses in in the world.
After an unexpected meeting with Bennett, Chevon’s life was thrown pell mell into a new life of glamour and prestige she never dreamed possible. But because of Bennett’s past there were complications that threatened their contracted union and other women were the least of the problem. Chevon and Bennett were forced to make a decision but would they decide on the money or an inheritance of love.
I love writing Chick Lit/ Romance. I recently re-edited and reapplied the lipstick of my Chic Lit Serial, Deja Vu of Love. The series starts off with Deja Vu Packing for the Journey the first book of the story in the Deja Vu Series. As a writer, I am partial to using a third person multiple POV style of writing. Although not well known it is frequently used in Romance and other genres where multiple points of views add to the depth and value of the story line and character interactions.
I prefer moving the story along through the use of dialogue versus narrative. I think it's because I can give a distinct voice to all my characters. As a writer, I believe that dialogue helps define the characters as breathing, warm blooded people. I write about real women with flaws who are strong and confident and ready to live life. Women like all of us who don’t always have dinner ready on the table. The one who acts inappropriately at PTA meetings once in a blue moon you know the girl I’m talking about, it’s you.
I enjoy watching my characters grow and change as the story of their lives unfolds. I try not to be a control freak and let the characters write the story after all, it’s their life.
So if you’re a reader who likes to hear the voice of your characters and share their POV I’m your next favorite writer LOL
Just a little something about me I’m a retired Actress, Director, Choreographer, who discovered her real passion in life, was writing. I have two sons Zachary and Garette I also have two doggie kids Hazel and Harry. My free time is spent in the garden enjoying nature, decorating, and writing. I would love to have feedback from readers I think we are always curious about what people think of our work.
So, here is my suggestion get a great glass of red wine, start the bubble bath grab a couple of chocolate covered caramels with sea salt and enjoy a good book. I hope you love and enjoy reading the characters with minimally twice the enjoyment I had writing them to life.
May you enjoy all the bad boys of romance with none of the pain.
Deja Vu of Love- Packing For the Journey (Book 1)
The Rebound List
by Hedonist Six Publication Date: February 24, 2017 Genres: Adult, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
SYNOPSIS:After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how The Rebound List was born. My journey begins with the first item on my list – a virgin. But it’s not easy to go from squeaky-clean committed girlfriend to wanton sex goddess. Hopefully I’ll have the guts to follow through! What (or whom) would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?
ABOUT HEDONIST SIXCall me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer, though it didn’t occur to me to write down the stories I kept dreaming up until 2012. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us. I first started writing because I craved to see more of “my kind of books” on the shelves. In any scenario, you’ll find me rooting for the underdog. The (emotionally) scarred hero who hasn’t really had much (or any) luck in love. The shy office worker who wants to pursue the man of her dreams, but hasn’t quite mustered the courage yet. All my characters are beautifully flawed and messed up, in a way that makes them perfect for one another.
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Elena Slater grew up on the streets of New York City as the baby sister of Alexander ‘Slay’ Slater. She knows how to hold her own, and she’s anything but submissive. Sure, all her closest friends are members of The Club, Boston’s most well-respected BDSM playground, and she can’t help but see the appeal of power exchange, especially when it comes to the sexy, ultra-dominant, and much older Blake Coleman. But that could never be more than a fantasy for a girl like her… could it?
Blake Coleman, grieving the loss of his wife and long-term submissive, spent the past year retreating from the world. But he’s slowly recognized it’s time to reconnect with his friends, and reassert himself as Master Blake, the founder of The Club. It’s a full-time job, especially when Alexander Slater’s little sister is determined to keep pushing his buttons. He’s all too tempted to teach her a lesson, but he refuses to give in to the rampant arousal she awakens in him with her sass. She’s far too young and mouthy for the likes of him.
But when Blake and Elena find themselves caught up in a nasty smear campaign motivated by revenge, the two adversaries must form an alliance, and they can no longer deny the magnetic attraction between them. What will happen when the sassy spitfire collides with Boston’s most well-known and respected Dominant?
DISCLAIMER: His Lady, book five in the Boston Doms series, is a standalone novel. It contains elements of BDSM, including bondage and the discipline of adult women.
About the Authors
Jane has been writing since her early teens, dabbling in short stories and poetry. When she married and began having children, her pen was laid to rest for several years, until the National Novel Writing Challenge (NaNoWriMo) in 2010 awakened in her the desire to write again. That year, she wrote her first novel, and has been writing ever since. With a houseful of children, she finds time to write in the early hours of the morning, squirreled away with a laptop, blanket, and cup of hot coffee. Years ago, she heard the wise advice, “Write the book you want to read,” and has taken it to heart. She sincerely hopes you also enjoy the books she likes to read.
Maisy is an unabashed book nerd who has been in love with romance since reading her first Julie Garwood novel at the tender age of 12. After a decade as a technical writer, she finally made the leap into writing fiction several years ago and has never looked back. Like her other great loves - coffee, caramel, beach vacations, yoga pants, and her amazing family - her love of words has only continued to grow... in a manner inversely proportional to her love of exercise, house cleaning, and large social gatherings. She loves to hear from fellow romance lovers, and is always on the hunt for her next great read.
Connect with Jane & Maisy:
Amazon Jane Henry: https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Henry/e/B01BYAQYYK/
Amazon Maisy Archer: https://www.amazon.com/Maisy-Archer/e/B01F5RNKA4/
Goodreads Jane Henry: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/237501.Jane_Henry
Goodreads Maisy Archer: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15233894.Maisy_Archer
Twitter: @janehenryauthor @Archermaisy
Instagram Jane Henry: https://www.instagram.com/janehenryauthor
Instagram Maisy Archer: https://www.instagram.com/maisyarcher/
During the blitz, readers will find out about the authors, their books and their amazing international giveaway. Four winners will receive a selection of best selling paperbacks, hard cover editions and the all new Amazon Echo Dot!
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Presented by: Melissa A. Craven, Michelle Madow, Kristin D Van Risseghem, Kelly St Clare, Norma Hinkens, J.A. Culican, Raye Wagner, Siobhan Davis, Anna Santos, Sarah K. Wilson, Michelle Bryan, Erin Hayes, Kelly Carrero, Karen Tomlinson and Heather Hamilton Senter.
Melissa A. Craven
Emerge: The Awakening
Allie has always believed life is simple.
Youâre born. You live. You die.
But she's about to learn those rules don't apply to her. For years, she has suffered as those around her avoid her at all costs, too intimidated to get to know her. It's left Allie feeling like an outcast for fifteen years.
When an unexpected move brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, he doesnât shrink from her touch. With Aidan, she will discover what true equality means and she'll finally have a friendship unlike any she's ever known.
A Bond of Venom and Magic
Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord is hunting.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the South seems a remote danger, until her home is brutally attacked. Catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half-blood fae have no rights, Diamond is drawn ever closer to her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir. But Hugo is a heartless killer, owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic...
Sarah K. Wilson:
Vera and her bodyguard, Roman, are connected by the computers in their heads and can silently coordinate. The downside? Theyâre on an impossible mission set by a vengeful emperor who would prefer to see them both dead. Not many sixteen-year-olds have to fight an entire empire for survival â and not many would be so good at it.
Girl of Fire
A smoking hot new science fiction tale of dark dealings and treachery in space. In a high-stakes story of shocking secrets, a gutsy heroine with grit and personality takes on the seedy Galactic underworld of cutthroat body poachers and double-crossing space pirates!
Kelly St. Clare
Fantasy of Frost
The veil I've worn from birth carries with it a terrible loneliness; a suppression I cannot imagine ever being free of.
Sometimes it takes the world bringing you to your knees to find that spark you thought forever lost.
Sometimes it takes death to show you how to live.
To Make a Witch
Being the good girl doesnât always pay off.
Lacey McInnis is hoping to make a fresh start in New Orleansâsheâs also hoping to forget she almost became a powerful witch, and that she almost sold her soul to do it. But when the tomb of the Voodoo queen Marie Laveau is desecrated, and then a gruesome murder is committed in the very heart of Westover Academy, Lacey will need to decide if she's ready to become the witch she was always meant to be.
Jacob is a gargoyle with a curse, waiting for decades for his soul-mate. When he saves a beautiful werewolf girl from near death, he finds the one heâs been looking for. But true love comes with a price and, in Jacobâs case, it can cost him his very own existence.
How to be a Mermaid
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid. So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe. Everything's great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare -- she's turning into a real mermaid herself.
MAGICAL. ROMANTIC. ADDICTING.
Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods... but she doesn't know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
"Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson with an added twist of teenage angst, hormones, and uncertainty... I am officially HOOKED!"
In a futuristic undersea city, Sadie falls hard for captivating Logan â only to discover that he comes from another world! Action, romance and intrigue combine in this addictive page-turner. "The X-Files meets Twilight and blows them both away!"
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children. "Fans of Matched and The Selection will really love this book ... it's amazing!"
Swords & Stilettos
17-year old Zoe needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteenâand if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally.
"Swords & Stilettos; an absolute winner. Could not put it down!"
Strain of Resistance
Bixby and her crew of survivors lost everything on the day the world was invaded by the alien predators. Their homes. Their families. Everything they held dear. No more. This is the story of their resistance.
Luciana dreams of being normal. In reality what she is, is far from normal. But feeling other peopleâs pains does that to a girl. That is until she meets the one man that makes it all go away. Now, Luciana must decide if she should trust her feelings and believe in the man from her dreams who says heâs a Soul Collector and she was the girl he refused to collect.
This is my stop during the book blitz for Melancholy Ghost by Kat Mayor. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 21 till 27 February. You can see the blitz schedule here.
By Kat Mayor
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 14 February, 2017
You can find Melancholy Ghost on Goodreads
You can buy Melancholy Ghost here:
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About the Author:
I am a native Texan, wife, and mom. In addition to The Spirit Chaser, I have written a young adult series, The Circle. I’m a full-time reader, part-time writer, and when I’m not kicking a story around in my head, I love to read and review books on Goodreads.
You can find and contact Kat Mayor here:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Melancholy Ghost. This giveaway is open international. These are the prizes you can win:
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A War Like Oursby Saffron A Kent Publication Date: February 24, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A liar…Three weeks ago, James Maxwell’s wife died in a car accident, but he hasn’t been able to tell his five-year old daughter the heartbreaking truth behind her mother’s death. Instead, he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and to gradually break the news. But a spirited and outspoken maid at the resort has figured out his secret. A hater… After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of her stepfather, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter toward the world—men, in particular. Her dead-end job at the local resort and her convenient girlfriend barely keep Madison from falling apart. When she meets James, however, she’s driven to protect his child from the darkness she sees inside him. A forbidden kiss… But Madison doesn’t expect to find that very darkness irresistible. Drowning in guilt and memories, neither does James expect to be drawn to the sharp-witted woman who has made his life miserable. When their tempers flare, a brutal kiss triggers a need that blurs the lines of hate and desire. As their lust spins out of control, they must decide if their attraction is worth fighting for or if love is the real enemy. Please Note: This book is intended for mature audience. 18+ ONLY.
About Saffron A. KentRomance Writer and Reader. Coffee Addict. White Russian Drinker. Imaginary Ballet Dancer. Wanna-be Poet. Lana Del Ray & Gillian Flynn Worshiper. My stories are grey-shaded and NC-17. I write what I love to read. And what I love to read is always twisted and angsty and emotional. My characters desperately need therapy. They tend to kiss a lot too, among other naughty things. I LOVE to chat with readers about reading and writing so come follow me!
State of Allegiance
How does it feel to publish the 9th installment of the Collapse Series – and your 16th overall?
What’s a typical day in your life like?
What is State of Hope going to be like – and is it the last book in the series?
How do you stay motivated and healthy in your career as a writer?
Advice to aspiring authors?
The Brewing Passion Series #1
By Liz Crowe
Genre: NA Romance
When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
For Austin, it's a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.
The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.
But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.
Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance: Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.