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Recent Releases and Recommended Reads – December Issue – #AuthorsUnite

There’s been a bit of unrest in Authorland lately as it’s been getting harder and harder for authors to get word of their new book out into the big wide world. There are many theories out there about why it’s so and we can blame Amazon or we can blame Facebook for their lack of visibility, or we could blame a flooded market or we could just start helping each other a little more.

I wrote a post about this a little while ago HERE, in which I announced that I’ll be doing my part by making the effort to find new releases and posting them on my blog and linking that in my monthly newsletter. My thought is that Authorland is a community, whether you’re indie or whether your traditional or hybrid. The world is changing and we need to stick together and help in anyway we can. It takes a village to raise a child, and our books are our babies. Let’s help each other have the best chance we can.

new releases

There are new releases I found via the Hot New Releases sections on iBooks or Amazon, as well as those I found in the newsfeed on Tsū. This is by no means an extensive list, just a few that have caught my eye.

Hard Limit (Hacker series 4) by Meredith Wild –  Amazon – iBooks

GONE Series  by Deborah Bladon – Amazon – iBooks

One Love (Gypsy Brothers, #7) – Lili St. Germain – AmazoniBooks

Unbeautiful (Unbeautiful, #1) by Jessica Sorensen – AmazoniBooks

Friction by LD Davis – Amazon – iBooks

Broken Dolls by Kitty Thomas – AmazoniBooks

Bad Romeo: Starcrossed 1 by Leisa Rayven – Amazon – iBooks

Dancing With Devia by Viveca Benoir – Amazon – iBooks

Three Days by Ariadne Wayne – AmazoniBooks

Broken by Melody Anne – AmazoniBooks

Star Promise by GJ Walker-Smith – AmazoniBooks

Brilliant by Lark O’Neal – AmazoniBooks

Beyond by Chantal Fernando – AmazoniBooks

Captive Films: Season 1 by Jillian Dodd – AmazoniBooks

Until He Met Meg by Sami Lee – AmazoniBooks

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be sure to check out more recent releases on iBooks or Amazon


Facebook Recommends! This is where I asked Facebook users to comment with a new release title or a book they think everyone should read. Below, you’ll find the list of titles they recommended to me. Some are new, some have been around for a while, some are from new authors, some from authors who have been around for a while. But the readers of facebook think you should check them out, so please do, you might find a new author or series you weren’t aware of…

Heart of Hunters -Beloved by Bella Johnson  – AmazoniBooks

Stolen Innocence by S.M. Stryker – Amazon – iBooks

Tomorrow’s Borrowed Trouble by Dennis Higgins – Amazon

Drain Me by Lana Sky – Amazon

Through the Fire or Happily Evan After by Michelle Irwin – Amazon – iBooks

Winter Wolf by Rachel M Raithby – AmazonWinter Wolf (A New Dawn Novel) – Rachel M Raithby

Hard ink series. By Laura Kaye – AmazoniBooks

Silence by Natasha Preston – AmazoniBooks

Fate of the Alpha: Episode 1 – Tasha Black – AmazoniBooks

Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso Masters – Amazon

Reclaim Me by AO Peart – Amazon

Rising by Lisa Swallow – Amazon

Julian by Kat T. Masen – Amazon

Change of Hart by M.E. Carter – Amazon

Pull Me In by B. Benfield – AmazoniBooks

Everlasting Love (Sulfur Heights Book 6) by M.S. Brannon – Amazon

Summer of Seventeen by Jane Harvey-Berrick – Amazon

Violets & Violence by Morgan Parker – Amazon

Evolution by Zana King – AmazonEvolution – Zana King

Wapsipinicon Summer by Jay Soupene AmazoniBooks

Never again: NA sports romance by J Lea – Amazon


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Friday Feature – KNOWING DESTINY by Tamsin Baker

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Aussie erotic author Tamsin Baker. She’s recently Knowing Destiny through Evernight Publishing. Here’s what you need to know about the book and the author…



Shifters of the Land, Sea, and Air, 2

Chase, a golden eagle shifter, is destined to be the leader of his flock, the shifters of the air. But he has a few problems. Not only is he not ready for the responsibility, he isn’t even sure whom he wants as his mate—and there’s the little issue of an unsolved killing to sort out.

Ben is also a golden eagle shifter, but more importantly, he is Chase’s best friend and three-time lover. He wants to be his best friend’s mate, but can he be honest about his feelings?

Ariana is a young peregrine falcon shifter who has loved Chase for years. But how could she say anything? After all, why would he want her when he can have anyone he wants?

Three shifters, with three separate problems, all fighting to find out who they are and how they can love one another.

Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), anal sex, m/m sex


“Yeah, all better now thanks to Ariana and some sleep.”

Ben smiled, his brown eyes darkening at the mention of Ariana’s name.

“She your latest? Isn’t she a bit young to be fooling around with?”

Chase clenched his fists and glared at his friend, his best friend. He was also the only man Chase had ever fucked. The attraction between them was considered unnatural, but they had indulged in it the few times they had been drunk enough and alone.

“I’m not fooling around with her. I want to know more about her, and she literally ran away from me just now.”

Chase didn’t miss the pain and anger that flashed across Ben’s face before it was quickly disguised. What was that about?

“Why? You like her?”

Ben shook his head. “She’s cute but not on my radar.”

Envy pulsed through Chase, and he hated himself for it. The pleasure he experienced with Ben was unlike anything he had ever felt with any woman. If he wasn’t so attracted to Ariana he wouldn’t have believed he was equally attracted to both sexes. Now he knew he was.

He was a golden eagle shifter, and so was Ben. Perhaps it was their similar genetics that called to each other? There were no golden eagle shifting females in their flock.

“Yeah, who is then?”

Ben shook his head and shuffled his feet. “Are we going to talk to the elders today?”

Chase bit back the smile. Great topic change.

“Yeah, I saw my dad last night, but we’ll need to present a full report to the council today I think.”

Ben nodded. “Right.”

He moved away, and Chase reached out for him, gripping Ben’s thickly muscled arm. They had things they needed to talk about, and he hated the way Ben avoided anything personal.

“Don’t, Chase.” Ben shook him away, and Chase let go, stunned. “Later.”

He watched his best friend walk away, surprised by the intensity of Ben’s refusal. Ben was shorter than Chase, about six foot one, but he was heavier, thicker, more muscled. He was beautiful, with sandy blond hair and his warm brown eyes.

Chase groaned and began to strip. He needed to fly. He was so aroused, confused, frustrated. Where was his control? What was wrong with him?

He had felt the pull of change since he had turned thirty a few weeks ago, and it was frustrating as all hell.

He placed his jeans and shirt on his front step and shifted. His arms became powerful wings, and his face became a golden eagle’s beak and eyes.

He leapt and was soon soaring, the wind across his face and through his feathers, a truly wonderful feeling. Freedom.

He knew his father expected him to choose a mate, to step forward and claim the right to be flock leader. He was of the correct age and was the only son of the current leader. It was what was expected of him, yet he wasn’t ready for that sort of responsibility, especially when he didn’t have a mate to support him.

Chase flew high above the forest and moved directly over the land shifters’ houses. Amazing to think that only a few days ago they had attacked their neighbours over something unsubstantiated. Other feelings made him jerk and fly in another direction. Somewhere down there, their big tiger Alpha was making love to his male and his female mates. Jealousy pulsed through him so hard he had the urge to swoop down for a sticky beak. How would that even work, and could it be possible to find happiness in such a situation?

He flew farther and farther from home, only turning back when he was too tired to continue. He felt lost and confused. Only time would tell what and whom Fate had destined for him. Because God knows, Chase didn’t know.



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Hello everyone!
I am an erotic writer who loves to write anything I love to read.
At the moment I am writing another contemporary m/m but I’m also working on sequels to a female Domme historical and m/m erotica pieces.
I love BDSM stories and have written a few, though I am just tipping my toes into the world of male Dom’s.

I have 2 part time jobs, kids and a hubby and live in the best country in the world- Australia!
But writing is my pleasure, my escape, my sanity.
I hope you enjoy what I am writing because I loved writing it!

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Friday Feature – INTO DARK WATERS by Rebecca Reilly

Today I have the great pleasure of featuring author, Rebecca Reilly and her recent release Into Dark Waters.

Here’s all you need to know —->

Into the Darkness Rebecca Reilly


The mystery thriller, Into Dark Waters, sets murder, adultery, and intrigue against the backdrop of elegant ocean travel.  A cruise ship is an easy place to commit murder.  Body disposal’s a cinch, and suicide’s the likely verdict. The only problem is determining how to choose the next victim.

Sad and sexy, women find Detective Jim Tanger attractive.  He doesn’t care.  His wife’s suicide three years ago froze his soul.  When he hears that Sunburst Cruises has lost another young female passenger, and that it is assumed she committed suicide, Jim’s passions erupt.  He pushes the department and the cruise line into letting him investigate.  He thought he could do it from land.  When surges of single women sign up for a thirteen-day cruise to Hawaii, Jim is forced to go undercover.  Battling seasickness and overwhelming shyness, Jim must protect the women and find the killer only he believes exists.

Julie Cooper loves her husband Joel.  She hopes their anniversary cruise to Hawaii will be a new beginning for them.  Before her suitcases are unpacked, someone unleashes a campaign of terror against her.  Anonymous threats, cryptic messages in her cabin, and an attempt on her life force Julie to look at the one person who might want her dead; the one person she trusted with her life.

Joel is fond of Julie and glad he married her.  But right now he is shooting up the corporate ladder and the benefits have gone to his head.  Remembering his socially awkward youth, half of him is surprised at the money he is making and the prestige he now enjoys.  The other half is positive he earned it.  For the first time in his life, Joel believes he is irresistible.  Why wouldn’t he?  Kim Rochelle, every man’s fantasy, seduced him and now warms up his private office on a regular basis.  Too bad he’ll have to leave Kim when he cruises to Hawaii with his wife–or will he?

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Excerpt from Into Dark Waters:

He moaned, deep and feral, as he watched her walk by.  I see you.  I see you gloriously alone.  Not a soul paying any attention to you–except for me.  “Don’t go back to your room yet, little Geri,” he whispered.  “Just keep going; the deck is waiting.  I know you well enough to know that you’ll choose to go somewhere private, away from the crowds.  Enjoy the beautiful night, Geri.  Keep walking.”  He smiled when she moved past her stateroom door with only the slightest hesitation.

It was dangerous to take her on the first night.  There were more people out walking around now than there would be later on in the cruise.  There was another problem.  After Geri was celebrated, there would be twelve nights left.  What would he do for all that time?  There would be no anticipation, no planning or no dreaming to entertain him.  Maybe he could look at the other girls.  He’d invited a lot of them.  But he never knew which ones would come, or which one would appeal to him when he saw her face.  He’d never spent time with more than one girl on the same trip.  He was a one-woman-man.  He laughed at his own joke.  But tonight Geri was calling him.  He would take care of Geri now and worry about the rest of the cruise later.

The white wake foaming up over the dark water mesmerized Geri; and the sheer power of the ship cutting across the ocean thrilled her.  Looking out, she could see nothing, just black.  No stars, no fish.  The sea felt almost sinister, and the hair on the back of Geri’s neck rose.  The great dark ocean swirled deeply beneath and around her, hiding predators and prey.  It showed nothing–revealed nothing, and it suited her mood.  She could hear dancing on the open deck above, but she did not want to be there.  The sound was too cheerful in contrast to her gloom.  Here she stood alone–she felt much safer when she was alone.  Geri didn’t hear him walk up behind her.  She sensed his presence only as he slid the scarf around her neck.  Before she could move or make a sound, he twisted it tight.  Then there was nothing at all.

About the Author:

Rebecca Reilly spent 39 days traveling the oceans last year to “research” Into Dark Waters.  She loves research!  When she’s in her Northern California home, she works as a pastor of student ministries, a massage therapist, a health coach, and a writer.  Rebecca enjoys variety in life and in books.  Nora Roberts, Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, James Patterson, LM Montgomery, and Lisa Lutz are among her favorite authors.  She enjoys writing mysteries, but has also written humor (Diary of a Christian Woman: How I Used 50 Shades of Grey to Spice Up My Marriage) and a children’s chapter book (The Geek Club).  Right now, Rebecca is working on follow-up novels in all three genres.  You can follow Rebecca on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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I’ve been tagged! Blog Hop Interview

A little while ago I was tagged by the lovely Dennis Higgins, a man with a penchant for writing about time travel with his Time Pilgrims Series, to complete this series of interview questions and then tag more authors to keep the post hopping along.

You can find out all about Dennis and his series by reading his blog hop post HERE.

Read on to find my answers to the interview questions:

1. What are you working on right now?

Phoenix: The Beauty in Between. It’s the companion novel to my romance A Beautiful Forever.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?

It is a part of a romance series, but it’s anything but. It follows the life of Paige, who was thrown out of home at a young age and was forced to do everything she could to survive. The point of this book is to show readers Paige’s journey before they met her in A Beautiful Forever, it will have a hopeful ending as it will take them on her journey up until she meets the hero of Forever.

3. Why do you write what you do?

Would you believe that little people are living in my head and won’t be quiet until I write down their story? … No?

Ok, I write what I do because I’m in love with love and I’m in love with the journeys people embark on to find themselves.

What is it that makes a person think they aren’t worthy of others? What is it that makes someone think that they are more deserving than others. What is it that makes two people who are so different choose each other?

I like to show that love, caring and patience can make all the difference in someone’s life and give them the strength to move on.

4. How does your writing process work?

I’m constantly thinking about my stories and how I want them to go. Normally, I sit down with my husband and talk through what I’m planning for the story. I know that he will be straight with me and ask me lots of questions to uncover plot holes and any inconsistencies that I may not have looked at.

Then I sit down and write. I write the story from start to finish. This first draft is my bones.

I then go back to the beginning and start again, adding the flesh and giving the story more life.

I make lots of notes when new ideas pop into my head or if I realise I forgot something and I organise them throughout the story as I work back through it. It’s very rare that I will go backwards, but occasionally, I’ll wake up in the morning and realise that I need to change everything I wrote the day before.

Thank you for the tag, Dennis! Good luck with your WIP! 

In addition, I am tagging the following authors. Be sure to check out their blog posts next Monday!

Monique McDonell –

Ronnie Strong – 

Aviva Scott –


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Friday Feature – HEART’S TRUTH by Tamsin Baker

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Aussie erotic author Tamsin Baker. She’s recently released her M/M erotic romance called Heart’s Truth. Here’s what you need to know about the book and the author…

Tamsin Baker


Marcus is a 30-year-old successful architect. He wants someone to love and knows the right man will turn up when he least expects it. That moment arrives at his friend’s party. He sees Danny for only a moment, yet his interest is piqued. What could be more irresistible than a blue-eyed beauty who is completely untouched?

Danny knows he doesn’t find women attractive, but how is he going to find out if he’s gay? His sister’s party answers his prayers and the most gorgeous guy he has ever seen asks him out. But can their love survive when Marcus wants more than a closeted partner and Danny wants nothing more than to hide forever?

This book is rated 5 on our ‘Steam Scale’.

Interested? Here’s the buy link – 


Hello everyone!
I am an erotic writer who loves to write anything I love to read.
At the moment I am writing another contemporary m/m but I’m also working on sequels to a female Domme historical and m/m erotica pieces.
I love BDSM stories and have written a few, though I am just tipping my toes into the world of male Dom’s.

I have 2 part time jobs, kids and a hubby and live in the best country in the world- Australia!
But writing is my pleasure, my escape, my sanity.
I hope you enjoy what I am writing because I loved writing it!

Link up with Tamsin –


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Friday Feature – WEATHER WITCH by Shannon Delany

 Today I have the pleasure of featuring Shannon Delany and her YA book, Weather Witch.

The first in an exciting new young adult series from 13 to Life writer Shannon Delany, Weather Witch is about a young woman enslaved for being a weather witch, and who must fight for her freedom to be with the boy she loves.

Some fled the Old World to avoid war, and some fled to leave behind magick. Yet even the fiercely regulated New World–with its ranks and emphasis on decorum–cannot staunch the power that wells up in certain people, influencing the weather and calling down storms. Hunted, the Weather Witches are forced to power the rest of the population’s ships, as well as their every necessity, and luxury, in a time when steam power is repressed.

Jordan Astraea hails from a flawless background with no taint of magick, but on her seventeenth birthday she is accused of summoning an unscheduled storm. Taken from her family, Jordan is destined to be enslaved on an airship. But breaking Jordan may prove to be the very thing her carefully constructed society cannot weather.

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Excerpt for Weather Witch:
The knock roused Bran from his reading, and taking the lantern, he stumbled to the door of his modest apartments on the tower’s thirteenth story. Listening for any sign of trouble (because a summoning at such an hour was highly unusual) the Maker slid open the peephole and peered out at one of the town’s watchmen. He was a great beast of a man, tall, broad, and with a wicked scar that turned his every expression into a sneer.
“Mister Maker, sir. Seems we’s got a late night delivery of some import for you,” the man said, his rank breath seeping in to sting Bran’s eyes.
Bran slammed the peephole shut, squinting. “There is no delivery of such great import that should pull a man from his privacy at this hour. Find me first thing in the morning,” he ordered. As he turned away, more knocking sounded. A distinct and rapid knocking. “Sir, good Maker,” came the high-pitched voice of Maude, the head servant. What brought her to his door at such an hour raised many questions in his mind. He and she had parted ways weeks ago and he had already seen her enjoying the attentions of another man.
“Good Maker,” Maude tried again, “I really must insist…”
He rubbed his eyes and fiddled with the locks on his door, grumbling his way through each. “Dear God, Maude, what could possibly have been delivered at such an indecent hour and of such great import as to cause you and a watchman to be at my door demanding my attention?” The door groaned open and he glared at them both with equal vitriol.
One hand tucked behind her back, Maude looked over her shoulder and made a soft cooing noise. The watchman shifted his substantial weight from one foot to another, peering behind Maude’s back.
“What?” Bran demanded.
“Have a care, you’ll frighten the poor dear…”
“The poor–?” He dodged around her, shoving Maude aside.
There was a squeal and a blur of movement as a child dashed behind Maude’s skirts to hide again.
About the Author:
Shannon Delany grew up in a community that was traditional and respectful of superstitions and old religions and was very creative. She was surrounded by arts, crafts, and other languages from a young age and enjoyed sampling everything that atmosphere had to offer. Her childhood directly impacted her fascination with myths, legends, and the paranormal and has enjoyed using that information to write her 13 TO LIFE and WEATHER WITCH novels and her short stories.
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Friday Feature – Jill Prand’s Blog Tour Stop for ‘Watch Me Walk Away’

Welcome to another Friday Feature – the purpose of these posts is to help another Indie author get the word out about their new book release. Today I’m featuring Jill Prand, whose new book ‘Watch me Walk Away’ is out now.

Check out the blurb and excerpt, as well as the giveaway below and see if it’s something you might want to check out.




At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was supposed to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby again.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she’s with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to “Watch Me Walk Away?”


I hear his car pull up and am out the door like a bullet. I wave to Arthur in the front seat and the back door opens and he is here. I freeze and just look at him. God he looks good enough to eat. He shuts the door and walks up to me and stops. I want to throw myself at him and shove my tongue in his mouth.

“Hi Beautiful,” he lifts his hand to caress my cheek. “God you look good. I missed you.” And that’s it. I grab his hair and pull him down for a kiss. We both groan when our mouths touch. His arms go around me and he picks me up and holds me close. Our mouths open at the same time and our tongues battle for dominance. All thought has left my mind I just want to get closer to him. I wrap my legs around him and use my thighs to push up so my mouth is above his. One of his arms goes under my ass to hold me up. Both my hands are now in his hair my elbows resting on his arms. He nips on my lower lip and I counter by sucking on his tongue. Finally I need to take a breath and pull away.

“Hi Handsome,” I pant. I release the pressure of my thighs a littlw so I am more eye level with him.

“Wow, that was some welcome,” he smiles at me.


About the Author

I live in Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have always had ideas and characters running around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them down on paper.

I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you.




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Blogs as scheduled~

June 15, 2013

Book 2 Book

June 15-

S.Cu’Anam…Cu’s e-Book Giveaways

The Suburban Eclectic

June 15-

Gabrielle gabs

June 16-

Seductive Romance Reviews

Lady Amber’s Reviews


June 17

    Nose Stuck in a Book


The Conley Corner


June 18

    Maria’s Book Blog


Stories and Swag


June 18

    Mama’s Reading Break


Promotional Dream Hideaway






June 19

  Free Ebooks and Those Responsible for Them


June 20

  Readers Candy


  Inside the Pages of a Book


June 21

  Confessions of the Paranormal

Lilliana Anderson


June 22



To Live Again


The Paranormal Bookworm


June 23

  Kats Read



    Girly Girls Book Reviews

June 23

Lookin for a Bookin

June 24-

Confessions of an Obsessed Bookoholic Anomaly

Butterflies, Books & Dreams

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