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Author Interview & Giveaway - Chuck Gleason

What's your book about?
It’s a light romance about two college kids.

Care to share your favorite line(s)?
This scene occurs when Lincoln’s sister, a high school junior, arrives for a college weekend with her brother’s girlfriend Keli:

 When Paige arrived Keli was immediately captivated. A sparkly blonde with lots of enthusiasm! “I understand I have a date? Is he good looking? Will I fall in love? Can I kiss him on the first date?”

“Slow down young lady! He’s probably an insecure guy who’s afraid of girls. Otherwise he wouldn’t need a blind date with a high school junior.”

“You’re probably right, Keli. At least you’re being honest with me. I like that about you. Are you planning to marry Lincoln?”

“What did you say?”

“I asked if you were planning to marry my brother.”

“That’s what I thought you asked. I just hoped you didn’t.”

“Well, if we’re going to be sisters-in-law, I want to be in your confidence. Maybe I can conspire to help your campaign.”

What's your next project?
A book …

A Wild Release Day

Good morning, good morning, good morning! You know what day it is? It's release day for Wildwood Spring! Yep, the day is here! Man, has this been one wild journey or what?

I didn't talk about Wildwood on this blog or Facebook as often as I talked about other novels I've written. Looking back, it seems like it wrote easily, but that wasn't quite the case. I had some serious moments of doubt during the writing process. It edges toward the gothic side of romance, something I'd never tried before. Plus throw in a hero with a tormented father, a heroine with a mysterious and none-too-glamorous past, a crew of odd, but lovable house staff, a house that's more museum than home, and a possessive bad guy, give it a shake and you've got Wildwood Spring.

I fell in love with Eureka Springs, Arkansas when I was just a kid. There's something magical (even though Turner Wildwood will tell you there's no such thing as magic) about the town and its surroundings that…

Cover Reveal - City of the Gods: The Betrayal by SJ McMillan

City of the Gods: The Betrayal (Book 2)
Release date: March 20, 2014

Centuries ago, Damian was betrayed by his best friend, his fiancé, and the Gods of his civilization. He vowed vengeance against them all. He studied and mastered the dark arts. All he needed after that was patience.

Damian’s ex, Vivian, now feels like her world is crashing down around her. His curse is threatening her brother Tristan’s life. The only way to save him is to trust a stranger who saved her from a fate worse than death.

Marcus had no idea saving Vivian’s life would put him in the middle of an ancient battle between good and evil. All he has to do is figure out which side he’s fighting for.

“What are you doing?” Vivian screamed.

“You killed Michael. Now, witch, you must pay the price.” Her captor pressed the tip of the knife into the flesh of her throat. Vivian felt a trickle of blood run down to the back of her neck. She closed her eyes and prayed this mess would be over soon. She dared not mo…

Book Feature - A Taste for Killing by H.K. Sterling

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Mystery and Romance blend together when competing detectives Carolyn Woods and Jack Heart are both hired to solve the murder of Pete Wallace, only to realize they are working the same case. To complicate things, Carolyn and Jack have an on again-off again relationship.

Then there is Evan Jones, a handsome architect— but he's also a suspect. Can Carolyn manage to solve the case as more and more murders pile up? Will her relationship with Jack hinder their investigations? And what about Evan Jones? He seems like the perfect man, but could he actually be the murderer? One thing is for sure: someone close to both Carolyn and Jack has A Taste For Killing.

He had six-pack abs, and I wanted to feel the carbonation. This one dressed like the stereotype of a construction worker, down to the handkerchief he used to wipe sweat off his forehea…

Cars and Editing, Cars and Editing

It's funny how when you don't drive for three weeks how strange it feels to get behind the wheel again. I mentioned before, my car had a lot of issues. Like, fix one thing, something else goes haywire. Literally, my father-in-law was bringing it to our house and a wheel bearing went out after the axle was replaced and the wheel seals in the rear. Surprise! You own a POS. She's back on the road today, hopefully for a while this time. At least it's not making that horrible grinding noise every time I turn and it stops way better than it did. I choose to believe it's all downhill now.

Since I finished Reclaiming Her Heart (that sentence is funny, haha), I've spent a good deal of time editing it. This weekend was no exception. It's amazing how many words I can use in the wrong order, or type twice in a row, or replace with a word that sounds the same, but means something different. If being wrong was an occupation, I'd be a billionaire. Couldn't sleep l…

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet (Please?)

Okeedokee, today we're doing things all backward and weird. Which is why I'm posting today. I have updates and reminders and I'm begging you to stop by my tour stops, and, you know, just throwing stuff out there.

I finished writing Reclaiming Her Heart. I think I mentioned that. I don't remember. So I'm ankles deep in edits (yeah, yeah, that should be eyeballs, but it's not), hoping to get it sent off to Lyrical by the middle of next month. It's not Hazel the Talking Robot's fault things are going so slow. I mean, she's boring as a snail race, but she's way more exciting than Anna the Talking Robot was. At least she pronounces most words correctly. I thought I would enjoy a nice break from writing, get a little editing done, but alas, my fingers have been nudging the keys to write more than edit the last couple of days. It the siren song of something new, of course, but the good news is, every chapter I edit in RHH, the more I like the story. So…

February is in League with the Devil

It seems like February is not a good month for me to blog. February in general is a waste of time to me because everything that could possibly go wrong always does. I hate November because people I love died in November, but February always seems like it's out to get me. I'm short...and contain evil forces with which you can never contend. Mwahahahahaha.

Like, I don't have any nerves left, people. I'm done with nonsense and B.S. and even stuff that's not nonsense and B.S. The trouble starts with one thing--say the zipper broke in my favorite jacket, the one I planned to wear during the zombie apocalypse. I had to get a new coat. One that makes swishing sounds and will get me eaten within the first five minutes of zombie confrontation. It snowballs into my car is making a very, very bad noise when you turn it in either direction. Which snowballs into, guess what? The axle is broken and it needs to be replaced. Which snowballs into, guess what? The something somethin…

The Friday Five - Valentine's Day, Someone Get Me A Cupcake

No, really. Cupcake. Now.

Okay, well, if you're not going to cooperate, I guess we'll have to move on. This isn't a government holiday, which is a real pity. What's even more of a pity is that some kids in school are going to participate in parties where they'll no doubt get candy...and I have none. Which brings me back to that cupcake. Damn, I really want a cupcake.

For your reading pleasure, Valentine's Day facts. Hopefully I'm not repeating these from other years. Just pretend like they're new if you see something familiar, okay?

1) There will be enough roses bought this year to circle the Earth 3.8 times. Damn, y'all, that's a lot of flowers.

2) 127 million pounds of candy (equivalent to the weight 6 Eiffel Towers) will be sold. You can bring it to my house.

3) Valentine is the patron saint of beekeeping, epilepsy, traveling, fainting, and of course, marriages and couples. His skull is on display in Rome and other bits of his skeleton are in…

Book Feature & Giveaway - Phantom Lover by Tamaria Soana

I’m here to tell you about my newest release Phantom Lover. The idea for Phantom Lover came to me one day last year while I was driving and Sweet Dreams by BeyoncĂ© came on. I couldn’t get the idea out of a phantom lover of sorts out of my end, so I began to hash out the story.

Can true love transcend life and death?

Olivia Shaw-Clayton’s life revolves around her job ever since her husband was killed eight months ago in Iraq. She slaves away at her desk in hopes of numbing the pain of her loss and the guilt of longing to fall asleep once again to be joined by her phantom lover.

Phantom Lover is erotic short story with a paranormal twist!

Read an Except:
Olivia was out waiting for her friends at Vipers after work, when in walked the most gorgeous man that she’d ever seen wearing an Army uniform. He was tall and built like a god. She watched as he took off his coat and placed it over his shoulder. She licked her lips at the sight of him in a t-shirt. His huge arms were covered in t…

Hearts On Fire Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day, girls and boys!

Little Cupids, hearts, confetti, champagne, (most importantly) chocolate, and all that good stuff. I hope you're here for the Hearts On Fire Valentines Blog Hop! Woohoo!

Just for fun, how about a Top 10 List of my favorite romance movies. You know, the ones that get your heart racing and blood pumping and you hope and pray and cheer when your favorite heroes and heroines get together.

1. Overboard (1987) with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
2. Pretty Woman (1990) with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
3. Fool's Gold (2008) with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
4. The Notebook (2004) with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
5. The Proposal (2009) with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds
6. 50 First Dates (2004) with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
8. Just Go With It (2011) with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler
9. Alex and Emma (2003) with Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson
10. …