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SOME LIKE IT HOT: Erotica Roundup

Christina is back with her erotic picks. This month she brings us her favorite science fiction/supernatural erotica.
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MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Thea Harrison

"I could not help but fall in love with Melisande. Even though she puts off the persona of being a “stupid poodle” the reality is she is a brigh -- quite often hilarious -- woman with the will to live and love. She made me laugh (more than once) and she made me cry; the courage she showed in the midst of bone numbing fear make Melly the embodiment of a heroine."
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Q&A: Suzanne Johnson talks PIRATE’S ALLEY

Today we talk to author Suzanne Johnson, author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series from Tor Books, about writing urban fantasy versus romantic suspense, the key elements in all of her books, and how her passion for New Orleans inspired her next series.
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Passion from the Past

There are many theories regarding the soul and soulmates. The concept of a soulmate originates as far back as Ancient Greek writings. A soulmate was said to be the other half of an androgynous being who had been split in two by a wrathful god and only by reuniting with the other half of their soul would that being experience nirvana. Throughout the ages, its meaning has changed into today’s romantic notions of two souls traveling a number of lives, and in each subsequent lifetime they search, even unintentionally, for the other until they meet once again. In crafting Remember Me, I explored the notion of what if soulmates truly do exist?
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THE DEAD PLAY ON by Heather Graham

"THE DEAD PLAY ON is a rich, vibrant story full of love for New Orleans and for music that kept me reading to see what would happen next."
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THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE by Molly Harper

"I’m a sucker for a well-written paranormal romance. I’m also a sucker for a well written comedy. Molly Harper checks off both of those boxes with her Half-Moon Hollow series. Molly Harper offers a fun look at the mystifying world of paranormal creatures and how they interact with undead human society."
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Q&A: Jasinda Wilder Gets Personal — and Paranormal

We all know Jasinda Wilder as a well-established super star in the world of romance and erotic romance, yet her latest book, DJINN AND TONIC, book two of The Houri Legends series, brings readers into the realm of the paranormal. She weaves very different kind of love stories in this paranormal series, yet these books carry the classic theme of all of Wilder’s books: The healing power of love. We chatted with the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author about her newest book, the series, and her decision to write in this genre.
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A CURSE UNBROKEN (Weird Girls #5) by Cecy Robson

"With the story of Aric and Celia coming to a close, will fans of the Weird Girls finally get the happy ending we have all been craving? Through a series of twist, Robson pours her all in this book, pulling out more surprises than a magician."
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Quick Chat with Alexandra Ivy

If you love paranormal and you're not familiar with bestselling author Alexandra Ivy, our Tanya Contois is happy to make the introduction...
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When Paranormal Meets Suspense

Authors Terry Spear and Paige Tyler join us today to share how – and why — they combine the three elements of romance, paranormal, and suspense.   Terry Spear: I love suspense, love mystery, and the paranormal. And a HEA — the happy ever after — is a must. But mostly, I like the conflict that lends itself to suspense stories, and even better if they’re romantic suspense, and even better if they have some kind of other world—either paranormal or like in my Highland historicals. It just gives the story more…meat. More to enjoy. At least for me, and since I’m writing them, they make it more fun for me. Now, the key is really staying true to three different elements: Romance, suspense, and the paranormal. This is because as the story develops, the… Continue
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the TURNED Blog Hop

Thanks everyone for joining the hop – winners are announced below and have been contacted – & if you’ve not won I hope you’ve been intrigued and pick up a copy of TURNED – Happy Reading!!

To celebrate Virna DePaul’s upcoming release of TURNED, (4/1/2014) we’re hopping and giving away free books — see the great prizes below! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! 20 great giveaways in all, and a BONUS! Prizes (must be 18 or older with a US mailing address to participate):
  • 10 Preview copy winners of TURNED by Virna DePaul
  • 5 Preview Copy winners of WANTED by J Kenner
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul
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    Cover Reveal – A Highlander’s Obsession

    What can I say? I’m obsessed over this series – delightfully fun with characters you’d like to meet – sexy and cleverly written and who knew I’d have a crush on a bear-shifter? So, whatcha’ think? Love the cover? Happy Romance!
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    Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED by Virna DePaul – This Is Hot!

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – A new steamy excerpt of our H/H, no blushing – Enjoy!

    A little back story about the book:
    FBI Agent, Ty Duncan, works for the Belladonna Agency – an organization trying to track and kill rogue vampires – Yes, they are real and no, most of us don’t even know they exist. But in order to make sure this stays true the Agency needs to find their headquarters and do what needs to be done. Ava Martin is recruited to assist the agency by gaining access into a compound they believe harbors a vampire trafficking scheme — what’s in it for her? Well – Ty, of course and finding her sister, who they believe… Continue
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    #TyOnTuesday – The Belladonna Agency Begins with Turned by Virna DePaul

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This is week 2, Chapter One where Ty and Ana meet – enjoy!

    About the book:
    Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must… Continue
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    Winner Announced! #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway!

    Romance at Random is this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – Just comment below answering this question, “What is the number one reason you read paranormal romance?”

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans… Continue
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    #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway and Sneak Peek!

    Tigris Eden hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter http://tigriseden.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/virna-de-pauls-followfriday-turned-out-april-2014/

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are… Continue
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    Alma Katsu: “I used to joke that The Taker trilogy was a Rorshach test for love.”

    The Taker was one of my favorite reads of 2013, reminiscent of the best Anne Rice novels. Now, the trilogy that began with The Taker concludes with The Descent. And Alma is with us to answer a few questions about the love story that had all of us talking: LB: Out of the three love interests in Lanore’s life – Jonathan, Adair, and Luke, did you find yourself choosing favorites along the way? AK: It was hard to choose because I’m the kind of girl who falls for the bad boys. And because in the beginning I was writing this book for myself, it was about the kind of men I like to read about: a real heartbreaker (Jonathan), the absolutely terrible one (Adair) and the good one (Luke, though he has his flaws, too).… Continue

    Super Sampler Saturday! Karen Marie Moning reveals

    When MacKayla Lane’s sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone– Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.
    The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae…

    #CoverReveal – Turned by Virna DePaul


    “Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.

    The New Adult Journey by Lori Adams

    There is a narrow space in time in which we all set sail and cross treacherous waters. We leave the grassy bank of our teen years and head toward the rocky mountains of adulthood. But between here and there is a vast unknown river we must navigate—the New Adult years. It is an unavoidable journey plagued with doubt, insecurity, fear, spontaneous joy, unexplainable bliss, failure, a solidifying of goals, and accomplishment, etc. Sometimes the best we can do is keep both oars in the water, follow the current toward our dreams (even if it means paddling up-stream), watch for low branches that will knock us for a loop, and hang on for dear life.

    Book Review – Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

    Review by: Stephanie at Paranormal Haven Two powerful souls now share the body of Jackson Waverly. On the brink of death, Jackson allowed the soul of Egyptian pharaoh Menes to be reborn into his body so that he may lead his Bodywalkers in their fight against evil. Menes wants his queen at his side and believes the fiery Marissa Anderson will be the perfect host and partner to Hatshepsut. The attraction between Jackson and Marissa is undeniably electric but for Menes’ mate to join him, Marissa will have to give up everything, including her life.

    An interview of J Kenner by Virna DePaul + Giveaway!

    VLD: I am so excited to be talking with the fabulous Julie Kenner today. She’s the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Stark Trilogy but she writes in a variety of genres. You write different genres. What does writing paranormal bring to the table for you that the others don’t? Julie: Oh, good question! I’m a fan of both dark and light paranormal, and have been since I was weaned on shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. For me, paranormal lets me really go crazy with my imagination, while at the same time dealing with the kind of issues that you might see in non-paranormal fiction. In my Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series, for example, the heroine, Kate, is a working mom (albeit a Demon Hunter) trying to juggle the obligations of… Continue

    J Kenner interviews Virna DePaul + giveaway!

    I’m so psyched to be chatting with Virna De Paul about all of her books, but especially her super-cool Para-Ops series! JK: Can you tell us about the Para-ops series? Do you remember the impetus for the idea?

    New Release: A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul + Sneak Peek!

    Authors love Virna’s steam! “If you’re looking for a hot, sexy, emotional read, Virna DePaul delivers!” ~ J. Kenner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Release Me “Incredibly well-written, different, and hot.” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Larissa Ione

    “Virna DePaul is amazing!”
    ~ NYT Bestselling Author Lori Foster
    In this sizzling eBook novella from Virna DePaul, the bestselling author hailed as “amazing” by Lori Foster, a fiercely erotic modern-day vampire discovers the woman he must have for his own. Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat.… Continue

    WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank!

    This week we’re giving away 10 copies of FOREVER by Jacquelyn Frank, the sizzling second book in her sensual new series set in the World of the Nightwalkers—where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers face the ultimate threat. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!