Guest Post &#Giveaway: the Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare

What Roman and April Can Teach Us About Relationships

My book, “The Divinity Bureau,” comes out September 21st. It’s a dystopian romance about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee, set in a world where a government bureau decides who lives and who dies by random selection.
Roman and April have an interesting dynamic. April is the outspoken daughter of a politician. She’s bold, brash, and not afraid to take control of a situation. Roman, on the other hand, is her opposite. He’s an IT technician for The Divinity Bureau, a government agency that’s in charge of controlling overpopulation by deciding who lives and who dies. He’s sweet, intelligent, gentle – and he is absolutely head over heels in love with April.
I started writing The Divinity Bureau when I was nineteen years old, and it was based on what I knew about relationships. At the time, that knowledge was limited to romance books and one long-term relationship that ended in tears.
Yet while romance novels are famous for coming up with

Excerpt & #Giveaway: Interviewing for her Lover by Ellis O. Day @ellis_o_day

Steamy Romance/Erotica
Date Published: May 2017

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Sarah wants a lover, but she wants one on her terms.  She doesn’t have time to date and picking a guy up at a bar is not only dangerous but it doesn’t guarantee he’ll let her act out her fantasies.  Then she hears about La Petite Morte Club—a place for willing males and females to meet with rules and contracts so that all parties leave satisfied.

She signs up with the club and starts the process of finding the man who’ll be her lover for six nights.  Six nights of fantasy—his and hers. Six nights of sex and then they’re done.  Simple, uncomplicated and fun, but she doesn’t count on Nick’s ability to make her desire everything he has to offer and more.


Sarah opened the door and walked into the room, trying to stay balanced on these stupid heels.  Men wouldn’t find them so attractive if they had to wear them.  The room was dark except for one light highlighting a small platform.  That was for her.  She stepped up onto the small stage.  The room was silent but they were there, above her, hidden behind the one-way mirrors, watching her, deciding if they wanted to take the next step—to eventually take her. 
She stared into the blackness of the room.  It wasn’t huge but its emptiness made it seem vast.  She glanced upward, the light making her squint and she quickly stared back into the darkness.  This was arranged for them to see her.  That was it.  She’d get no glimpse of them yet.  She’d seen their pictures, chosen

Excerpt & #Giveaway: Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Claudette Melanson

It was too late then… He was ringing the doorbell. He looked so much braver than I felt. I could see the anger that had crept back into him in the hard set of his lips, the flash in his dark eyes.
Caelyn had torn the door open immediately, anxiety all over her face. She looked at Ron, dumbfounded. She must have then caught sight of some part of me, because she instantly peered around his shoulder to find me standing meekly behind him, clad only in a boy’s shirt that just barely cleared my hips.
“Maura?! What the…” Her eyes fairly popped with dismayed astonishment.
“Hi, Mom.” What an asinine thing to say. I should have at least started with “I’m okay.”
Caelyn just stood there with her mouth hanging open. I felt the fear turn over, like a living thing in my stomach. How was I going to survive our confrontation? How could I even begin to explain everything that had happened that night?
Luckily, I had Ron. “Hi, um, Ms. DeLuca.” He started out sounding very shy, but as my mother’s brows furrowed closer together, he put a stronger edge to his voice. “I came to bring Maura home.” She was still scowling.
“Um…I’m Ron by the way.” He put his hand out to her. She ignored that entirely.
My mother’s glare was venomous. “Maura! Get in the house this instant!”
Oh boy… She thought Ron was at fault for whatever imagined atrocities were going through her brain right at the moment.
“Mom!” I was desperate to put everything right, despite how much trouble I knew I’d be in. “You have it all wrong!”
“I said GET IN THE HOUSE!” she screamed at me, absolute fury flying from her eyes. I’d never seen her so angry before, and I was terrified. “Do I need to ask you again?”
“N-n-no ma’am,” I stuttered. I hurried past Ron, but not without looking up at him with apology in my eyes. I felt horrible for his being put in the middle, just because he’d happened to save my life.
Once inside, I steeled myself for another attempt at speaking to my mother. “Mom, will you please just let me…”
“Don’t say anything, Maura.” Her voice shook. “Do you have any idea what you’ve put me through tonight?”
I was confused then. Did she want me to stay quiet or answer her question?
Ron saved me again. “I think I can explain.” He took a tentative step onto the living room carpet.
I didn’t like the way Caelyn’s head snapped around when she looked at him. “What was your name again?” she asked viciously.
I saw him swallow hard as he answered, “Ron.”
She turned on him then. “Well, Ron!” It sounded like she’d chewed on his name before spitting the one syllable out. “Do you mind telling me why it is you’re out with my daughter when she’s supposed to be with Katie Parker?  And after you’ve answered that, I’d really love to know why you would bring her home wearing only that!!” She pointed the index finger of her shaking hand at me, standing on the plush blue carpet next to our couch, holding onto its arm for support, my knees knocking together.
Ron went a little pale… I couldn’t stand to see my hero wrongly accused.

“Mom! Listen to me! If-if it weren’t for him, for Ron…Mom, I’d be dead right now!” I shouted all the words out quickly before she had a chance to silence me again.

Young Adult/Paranormal Romance/Mystery
Date Published: Feb 18, 2014
Publisher: Ingramspark

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2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery
2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal

2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook

Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!
Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura's life get any worse? ...turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

About the Author

Claudette Melanson writes dark fantasy in Kitchener, Ontario with four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.

In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories...along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings. An advocate for good health and ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a snow-filled wood in the Yukon—the perfect writing spot—and the completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

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Excerpt: Grannie Panties are Under Rated by Gayle Erickson

Chick Lit/ Women’s Fiction 
*(contains language)*
Date Published: June 6, 2017

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Elle Martin has it all.

Handsome and successful husband. Check.
Daughter and son attending exclusive private high school. Check.
Privilege, status, and wealth. Check, check, check.

But there is more to Elle’s story.

Already struggling to keep up appearances in a social set full of pretension and ultra-competitiveness, Elle’s fa├žade of perfection is threatened when her husband makes an announcement that will force her to confront a dark past she has successfully hidden for years.

What will happen when long-buried secrets are unearthed and haunting new revelations are discovered? Will Elle find the happy ending she so desperately seeks?

Toggling between the early nineties and the present day, Grannie Panties Are UnderRated captures the Gen X experience from latchkey kid to helicopter parent with keen insight and precision. A page turner full of surprising twists, it is a must read for anyone who has struggled to reconcile the chasm between the person they once were, the person they have become, and the person they long to be.

Praise for Grannie Panties Are Under Rated

"...a highly entertaining and thought provoking book!"
"Gayle Erickson is brilliantly gifted in telling this engaging, sometimes disturbing, yet compulsively addicting story of a woman in crisis due to the bonds of the guilt-filled lens of her past"
"It is visually rich and culturally expansive,"
"You will fall in love with each of these honest, imperfect characters and identify with their struggles, demons, and challenges. Exposing the raw truths we often try to mask..."
"Loved this book, could not put it down"
"A great retrospective of how we come to be who we are and where we are, often without intention or a road map. Like "Grannie's" characters, we all find moments of clarity or awareness, which give rise to change. All this and an accompanying playlist! A song for every chapter...what brilliant context!

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Chapter 12
The All-American Rejects: “Move Along”

May 18, 2017
6:39 p.m.

“Hi, Mrs. Martin!” Tabby waved enthusiastically to Elle. Smiley face, smiley face. Four’s girlfriend spoke with such animated emotion, it seemed like everything she said ended with a corresponding emoticon.

Elle waved back as she walked into the crowded stadium. She liked Tabby. She was a genuinely sweet and perpetually happy girl. She hand-painted fairies and flowers onto children’s clothing and sold them at the Junior League Holiday Bazaar, donating the proceeds to St. Jude’s. Tabby was also pretty in the lithe, wholesome, horseback-riding, patrician sort of way Elle so admired. She would go to a good college, major in art history or French, study abroad, and get an internship at a trendy gallery in the city before marrying.

Tabby would always know what to wear.

She was perfect for Four and just the kind of girl Win should have married.

Tabby skipped toward Elle. Along with the de rigueur out-of-school Country Day uniform for females of black lululemon yoga pants and Ugg boots, she wore Four’s #4 away jersey. She hugged Elle, careful to avoid smudging the 4 she had painted in red on her cheek. “It’s so good to see you!” Row of pink hearts. Tabby stepped away from Elle and frowned. “My mom told me about your tennis match. Is everything okay?” Furrowed brow emoji.

            Elle wasn’t surprised that news of the argument at the tennis match had already made the rounds. She ran in a small social circle; it had been Tabby’s mom who had sought advice on the color scheme for her Range Rover at Jane’s house that morning.

Although sure Tabby’s concern was genuine, Elle didn’t have it in her to talk about all the bickering. It seemed pointless. She swatted her hand in the air casually. “Oh, it’s fine. Nothing to worry about.”

“Oh, good!” Smiley face. Tabby looked around and then lowered her voice asking, “Did you hear about Thatcher? It’s such a huge bummer.” Frowny face, frowny face, face with a tear drop.

Thatcher’s suspension was another issue Elle had no interest in discussing, so she didn’t answer. Instead, knowing Tabby was easily distracted and not the type to dwell on anything negative, she changed the subject. “Aren’t you glad the weather is so nice?”

            “Yes! I’m so glad it didn’t rain! But still, I’m sooo nervous for Four!” Wide eye emoji. Thatcher’s fate temporarily forgotten, Tabby jumped up and down, rubbing her hands along Elle’s arms. “They can do it, right?” Nervous face, hands in prayer.

            “Yes! They can. I have a good feeling about this game.” Elle was confident; she had heard “We Are the Champions”—there couldn’t have been a clearer sign predicting victory. She patted Tabby on the arm reassuringly. “Go on ahead with your friends. I’ll see you after the game.”

 “Okay. My stomach is just in knots!” Face with tongue sticking out. Tabby offered Elle another quick hug, waved good-bye, and ran to catch up with her friends. Just like the women on the tennis court earlier that day, Tabby wore her blonde hair in a high ponytail. Adorned with navy and red ribbons, it bounced with youthful optimism as she ran off.

Yes, Tabby was a happy girl. How lucky for

COVER REVEAL: Redemption by Kate Bonham @kbonhamauthor




(Craving Crimson, Bk 2)

Kate Bonham

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Cover Design: Desiree DeOrto

Release: Late October 2017


Everything I've ever known has been a lie. After it all, I only want peace from it all. Peace from the world of Alchemists, Nosferatu and Fae. I am done. Or I thought I was until she came knocking on my door. Now, I'm thrust back into the world I had hoped to escape to seek out my redemption...


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Kate Bonham Bloody Hand Alternate Logo Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself. It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing. When she's not writing, she's spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, spiders, scorpion, lizards, gecko, an axolotl and birds.

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Interview: The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester #Giveaway @michelle_jester

Please help me welcome author Michelle Jester to PNR & More today for an INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY! Read on below for our interview, and to learn more about her novel The Funeral Flower.

Hi! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a hopeless romantic (I always say this is the most important thing to know about me: LOVE COMES FIRST). It helps that I am married to my high school sweetheart! When people talk about how silly it is to be connected to someone at first sight, I laugh because that was us. The moment we saw each other, whether it was lust or whatever, we were drawn to one another so strongly that we couldn’t ignore it. I have two adult children, four dogs, a “pet” wild squirrel and his sibling that live in our backyard, and a wonderful group of family and friends. I try to fall in love with as much of this life as I can. I believe everyone has been through horrible experiences and each one of us has a story to tell. If we share with one another, none of us will ever feel quite as alone.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

Writing is not only enjoyable to me it is also unavoidable, as is photography. I’m so excited to be on this journey and thankful to each of you for sharing it with me!

What do you do when you are not writing?

I am in public relations, media and marketing as well as a photographer, graphic designer and volunteer. I read all the time!

Do you write an outline before starting a book or just write?

I actually start with writing the basic story in three to four pages, extremely generalized. Then, I fill in the outline as I write the book. I don’t want to become constricted on certain things and although most of it is already in my head, I like the details and elements to evolve naturally.

I know authors get asked this a lot but do you have any advice that you would give to aspiring writers?

Write your own way. Remember that everyone has different writing styles, just like we all have different fashion styles. We may be influenced by designers or other people who wear clothing we like, but we don’t mirror them fully. I’ve received a bit of negative feedback on the way I started The Funeral Flower, but once readers made it past Kelly’s childhood they embrace the style for the very reason I wrote it that way. Keep in mind, we each have our own place in this world, not just in writing but in the world overall. BE YOURSELF and let your work reflect that.

When did you realize that you would like to write and publish a book?

I realized at an early age writing was the best creative outlet for me and have written poems and stories ever since I can remember. One day my daughter, when she was around 13, had gone into the study to look for a new book to read. I found her later reading one of my manuscripts and crying. Immediately she asked why I had never published it. The truth was I love to write down all the stories in my head and it just never got that far. She asked me to please just submit to a few publishers, if nothing comes of it, then I haven’t lost anything. Once I received the interest from a few agents I really started feeling the desire grow.

Can you tell us, in your own words not the book description, a little about your book?

The Funeral Flower is about growing through the good and bad into the person you are meant to be. It’s about using all of it to help others around you. It’s about understanding loss and the way you deal with loss and how other people around you deal with it as well. I’ve had several reviewers make the comment that it is preachy and I get that, even expected it, but if you’ll look at it through Kelly’s (MC) eyes and not your own, I think you’ll see it the way I wrote it. Keep in mind, I wrote The Funeral Flower just for me, never intending to ever publish it and I certainly wasn’t preaching to myself. So, when you read…read it through Kelly’s eyes.

Where can we purchase this book?

Can we expect more novels from you in 2017/2018?

I am in the process of finishing Love, Cutter (sneak peek at the end of The Funeral Flower). Originally it was projected to come out summer of 2018; however it is going so smoothly that I will be releasing it early. Not sure the exact date yet, but definitely late 2017 or early 2018.

How much of you or people you know do you think make it into the characters in your novel(s)?

While my novels are all fiction, I, like most authors, draw from real life experiences in order to relate and write. The characters are fictional; however they are strongly influenced by real people and experiences in my life. All of my writing is influenced that way. The sister, the sweet backyard neighbor lady, the boy between the fence, the bullies, and yes, the friendships and love are all heavily influence by real people. Also, many of the poems I included in the book were written when I was a child, teenager and young adult.

Do you think you will have a follow up book to this novel or is it just a stand-alone novel?

It is a standalone novel, but so many readers have contacted me about

Guest Post & #Giveaway: Dirty by R.L. Kenderson @rlkenderson

R.L. Kenderson’s Top 10 Favorite Books & Why

Renae’s 5:
1. Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters Series
This is one of my favorite series because it has my ultimate book boyfriend, Sam Starrett. You meet Sam in the second book (there is brief mention of him in the first book), and he doesn’t get his story until book six. It’s a long wait but totally worth it. I love this series because it has multiple POVs and you really get to know the characters and get in their heads. For example, like I said you meet Sam in book two. You get to be in Sam’s POV and get to see what he is thinking. By the time you get to his book, you feel like you really know him. Then to top it all off, this series is about Navy SEALs. Hot, sexy, tough SEALs. I just love how Suzanne writes them. Plus, I have heard her talk about how much research she has done on the SEALs and she started her series years ago. She doesn’t write about them because they are popular. She writes about them because she is genuinely interested in the Navy SEALs, and her passion for them shows in her work. Book six is my favorite, obviously, because it’s about my favorite book boyfriend.
2. J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
I always think that J.R. Ward is the paranormal version of Suzanne Brockmann, because like Suzanne, J.R. writes in multiple POVs too. Then, to top it all off, she writes about sexy, badass vampires. And one of my favorite things is that her vampires are alive. They are born and can have children. They aren’t undead and they don’t live forever.  Book three is my favorite. I love Zsadist story and he’s my favorite vampire.
3. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
I have to say this book because this was the very first romance novel I read. I have always been a big reader. In middle school, I was a huge Stephen King fan. But it wasn’t until I went to college that I read my first romance. Lara, my co-author, lent me Mr. Perfect and I guess you could say the rest is history. I had no idea books could be written with sex in them. I was hooked. If I remember correctly, I went and bought every Linda Howard book I could find and devoured them. Now, that’s all I pretty much read.
4. Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Chicago Stars Series
After reading all of Linda Howard’s books I had to go and search of new authors. This was back before Facebook and Facebook groups where you could just ask people for suggestions. I remember doing a search online to find other authors like Linda Howard. Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ name came up. Now, she does not write like Linda Howard, but I fell in love with her books nonetheless. These were my first contemporary romance books (before they had all been romantic suspense) and my first sports books. I have read this series multiple times and Susan always makes me laugh. My favorite book is book three and I’ve read that one the most. Cal is still one of my book boyfriends to this day.
5. Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Series
While I have so many books that I love, I have to include this series because this is a series by and indie author. Not only do I love Kristen Ashley’s books, but they showed me that you don’t need to be traditionally published for readers to like your books. This series is fun and Kristen has her own style of writing. Book five is my favorite, and Luke is definitely on my book boyfriend list.
Lara’s 5:
1.      Kristen Ashley – Rock Chick Regret
I love Kristen Ashley’s books because she writes a hot hero and fun characters. This particular book is my favorite because I love how Sadie has all of these different parts of her personality and can’t figure out who the “real Sadie” is. It just makes her so real. Who doesn’t have all these quirky parts of their personality that don’t always fit together perfectly but make you 100% you? And of course I love all the Hot Bunch and Rock Chicks being involved in the story while Sadie and Hector overcome her trauma.
2.      Linda Howard – Dream Man
Love, love, love Linda Howard. Picking a favorite is hard. But this one actually made me check behind doors and in closets and behind shower curtains. And it still freaks me out sometimes. Plus having super steamy hot sex scenes and an alpha badass hero. The psychic aspect makes it fun to see skeptics become believers as Marlie becomes the only one who really stands a chance against this murderer. I just love how Linda blends the hot romance with the suspense. Perfection.
3.      MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead Series
My favorite is hard to choose, but I would have to go with the first book, Undead and Unwed. I love Betsy and Sinclair. Betsy is just hilarious. She doesn’t take herself seriously and understands her “shortcomings” that make her so human. Then she becomes Queen of the Vampires but keeps her human foibles. Girlfriend won’t let a little thing like waking up dead mess with living her life. So much fun to read when most other vampire series have stuffy vamps like Sinclair. ;-) While I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward, I couldn’t copy Renae’s answer. And this vampire series is nice when you’re looking for a laugh instead of a serious vampire battle.
4.      Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories Series
The Mane Squeeze is my favorite of this series, but I love them all. The characters are sexy! The sex scenes are super hot! But everything comes together and is really fun, too. Lock and Gwen are my favorite pair because Lock is such a sweetie.  He just wants to go about his day and avoid drama. So of course he falls for Gwen. Flashy nails and full of attitude. The combination just makes me sigh with joy. The rest of the stories, especially Blayne’s story, are excellent. I don’t know why I love Lock so much when my second favorite story is Blayne and Bo. Bo is the polar opposite (no pun intended) of Lock, but I love both stories. That is the true sign of an excellent series. The characters aren’t carbon copies of each other and you still manage to love them all.
5.      Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights Inc Series

I love Navy SEALs books because Renae introduced me to Suzanne Brockmann.  But I couldn’t copy her answer. I read Julie Ann Walker’s Deep Six Series and wanted more. This led me to her Black Knights Inc Series.  This group of men/heroes are from different walks of life and work/ride motorcycles. Yum! What I think is one of my love/hate parts of this series is that Julie isn’t afraid to kill off a character. It reminds me of the Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. You can’t guarantee that your character is going to be safe. It’s a great way to keep the books realistic. But the part of me that reads romance novels for the HEA is constantly on edge when reading these. “What if she doesn’t deliver an HEA for the main couple?! Whew, I dodged a bullet. But wait! I liked that lady! Why did she have to die?! Is she going to save him?!?!” It’s an emotional rollercoaster of sexy heroes. The first book has a heart-wrenching storyline about a dead team mate. I can’t say more but Julie Ann Walker makes your heart break with this storyline. And, while I tend to avoid sad stories, she weaves in the romance and suspense so well that I had to read the rest of the series that is available.

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: July 1, 2017

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He’s a player. She’s too smart to let him in her pants. Until a night of drunken sex has her kicking herself and vowing she’ll never let it happen again. Or will she? 

After returning home due to her father’s illness, Elise Phillips reunites with her college friends, including Luke Long. Luke was a player back then, and Elise had always prided herself on not being another notch on his bedpost. 

Luke is still gorgeous though, and he knows it. And he checks all her boxes—intelligent and sexy with muscles and a hard body. 

Following a night of beer and shots, her resistance runs out, and he finally does check her box. And Elise knows that it can never happen again. 

Luke had always thought of Elise as the pretty girl that was friends with his roommate’s girlfriend, but now she’s all grown up. When their night of passion rocks Luke’s world he realizes he must have her again. 

The two enter a friends-with-benefits relationship with the agreement that they’re just going to have fun. The only thing is, with mutual friends involved, they have to hide their indiscretion. 

But what harm can come from a dirty little secret?

Dirty is the first contemporary romance from paranormal romance author R.L. Kenderson. If you like laughing out loud, sexy book boyfriends, playful couples, and dirty, dirty sex, then you’ll love this fun contemporary romance.

Get your copy of Dirty and start falling in love today!

About the Author

R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae has always loved reading and in third grade wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then she knew she wanted to write her own.

When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own.

They both live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day and a sexy author by night. You can find them at, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Goodreads. Or you can email them at They always love hearing from their readers.

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Guest Post & #Giveaway: Echoes of Love by Tanith Davenport

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Experiences of the Paranormal... Or Not

I love writing paranormal fiction, and more than once I've worked on stories where characters attempt to investigate paranormal occurrences. So I thought it was only fair that I try this out in real life.

However, I'm too chicken to attempt these things in my own house, so I booked myself in with a paranormal investigative company who sets up events people can join. All safe, surrounded by organisers who know what they're doing, right?

It didn't start off too well, as my satnav got confused and dumped me in the middle of a scary-looking council estate. One quick knock on someone's door later I found myself at the location, which had accidentally had its heating left on and was skin-meltingly hot. I was hoping a ghost would turn up just to cool the place down. Even a spooky breeze would have helped.

After a quick session with the resident medium - who had a lot more luck on Most Haunted than he did here - we began some table-tipping. And here came the problems. We had a group of four girls who had been whispering and giggling throughout - I had a sneaking suspicion they had only come so they could try and fake something. They surrounded the table and, a few minutes later, it zigzagged across the carpeted floor.

Either that was real or they had planned it, because if one of them had pushed the table on their own it would have fallen over. My guess is they did it as a group, because when other people - myself included - took over the table it immediately stopped working. Rather a disappointment.

Which was a theme for most of the night, unfortunately. We tried moving a glass - nothing. A few people went into a side room to try scrying and got nowhere. And then they pulled out the ouija board.

I've used these a few times in stories, but had never used one myself. To be honest, I don't like them. But anything for literary research. We gathered around the board - me, a friend I had brought along for support, and three of the four girls I mentioned earlier - and asked "Can you move the planchette to the first letter of your name?"

It moved to NO.

"Are you attached to the house?"


"Are you connected to one of us?"


"Would you like us to leave?"


Oh well. I suppose if someone came into my house and started asking me silly questions I'd want them to go away too.

So my own attempt at paranormal investigation wasn't exactly a success. Fortunately these things are a lot more fun to write than they are to do, so my heroine will have a much more exciting time talking to the vardoger than I had talking to my Bradford ghost...

Echoes of Love
Tanith Davenport

Genre: Paranormal erotic romance

Publisher: Totally Bound

Date of Publication: 18 July 2017

ISBN: 978-1-78686-218-1

Number of pages: 52
Word Count: 13,845

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Tagline: Kala wants to catch a ghost. The ghost wants to catch her. What does Tor want?

Book Description:

Paranormal writer Kala Westenra, staying with her best friend Vika in Norway, is hunting for a new subject for an article, and finds it when she hears footsteps in the hall twenty minutes before Vika's hot brother Tor Viitanen arrives home. This, Vika tells her, is the vardoger - a Norwegian ghost, a future echo which always precedes a person's arrival.

Kala plans to stake out the hallway to catch the vardoger in the act - and is shocked when, on its arrival, it kisses her. Her feelings for Tor have been hidden ever since she first met him two years ago; could it be that the vardoger is acting on Tor's secret desire for her?

As Kala and Tor work together to understand what is happening with the spirit, their longing for each other begins to overtake them - but the vardoger has more to show them than they expected...

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Tor reached over the arm of the sofa, pulled up a cushion and threw it at her. Vika threw it back, knocking over her wineglass at the same time.
“Here, let me get you a refill.” Kala reached for the bottle, but it was empty. Vika stood and made for the door, picking up her jacket from the hook on the back on her way past.
“I’ll run out and get another one. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.”                           
Kala launched the cushion after her, hitting the door instead.
“I can see why you and my sister get on so well.” Tor raised an eyebrow. “You’re both drunks.”
“Oh, shut up. I’m still technically a student. I can drink if I like.”
“Soon to be a writer and they drink a lot, too, I’ve heard.”
Kala laughed. “I don’t know about journalists, though. Although I’d quite like to be a writer, too—novels or something. I don’t know what kind yet.”
“I’ll keep my eyes open for your hot new release.”
Kala held his gaze, her insides stirring strangely. Maybe it was the alcohol, but there was something in the words hot release that made a rush of heat flow through her body, her skin tingling.
After a long moment, Tor spoke again. “So, Vika thinks you need a man.”
“I don’t need a man. I may want a man.”
“Oh, yeah?” Something flickered across Tor’s face, his eyes glowing. He shifted onto his knees, leaning over the arm of the sofa, his face close to hers. “What sort of man do you want?”
“Oh, you know. We hotshot journalists don’t like to be tied down.” Kala gave him a taunting look, leaning closer to him so that their faces were almost touching. “Tall, dark, commitment-phobic. That’ll do me.”
“I can help you there.”
A sudden rush of movement and Tor’s mouth was on hers.
This is a bad idea. He’s Vika’s brother.
But somehow she no longer cared and Tor was right here and he was moving, moving over the arm of the sofa as they were still kissing, then his body was pressing down onto hers and they were still—
To hell with it, she thought and arched up against him, tangling her fingers in his hair.
She felt his hard cock through his jeans as it brushed against her leg, sending a dart of wet heat straight to her cunt. His hands ran down, caressing her neck, her shoulders, cupping her breasts and rolling his thumbs over her nipples through her bra.
Oh, God—
Then the sound of the lock clicking.
Immediately, Tor rolled off her and onto the floor, twisting round to position himself back at the side of the sofa. Kala sat up and ran a hand through her hair.
Shit, that was close.

“Here's the wine,” Vika announced as she came through the door, shopping bag in hand. “I got back as fast as I could.”

About the Author:

Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme. Her debut novel "The Hand He Dealt" was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.

Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.

Tanith's idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.

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