Moving Day…

It’s moving day!!!

Stressed Man Moving Boxes for Demanding Wife Surrounded by Other Boxes.

Let me explain…


This week, while I was promoting the release of HYDROTHERAPY and writing on deadline, wordpress decided that my blog was in violation of thier TOS (terms of service) and took it down. Yes, they took down 18 months of posts in a blink of an eye.

They didn’t say why, nor did they give me a chance to fix anything or plead my case. They just took months and months of hard work  down without warning.

man in leather jacket making the stop hand gesture

Needless to say, I was upset. I tried to post on their help forum, but couldn’t. I sent them emails, but they never responded. Desperate, I started looking for other venues to host this blog. it was then that someone recommended tumblr.

So, instead of writing, instead of telling you about HYDROTHERAPY and all of the great characters that I shared with other Eden Authors, I’ve been spending the past twenty-four hours migrating my blog over to tumblrThe blog is now up and running. I still have to fix all of the outside links going to my blog, such as my triberr account, my Facebook and Twitter accounts, both my websites and the links in the back of all 30-something of my ebooks, but those should be updated by the end of the month.

Then this morning, I received an email saying that the wordpress staff was in error. My blog wasn’t in violation of their TOS after all. Then they kindly restored everything to normal.

Sigh. I have a choice now, I could close my tumblr account or close this one. It is with a heavy heart that I decided to close this blog. I’ve worked hard over the past 18 months to build an audience here, and the thought that everything could be taken away from me in an instant, without warning and without cause, doesn’t sit well. Time is money. Even if no one bought my books through my blog, the time I spent worrying over wordpress’ “big brother” attitude was time I could have spent writing for all of you.

I’ll leave this blog up for those who wish to look through previous posts for content and to redirect anyone who might stumble upon this blog from links in the back of my ebooks and such. For the rest of you, please move with me over to my Romance on the Budget Tumblr blog. You will still get the same great posts, just in a different format. I think the tumblr format is better suited for conversation anyway, which is kind of the point of this in the first place, yes?

((HUGS)) love you all…and see you on Tumblr!!!



What if Your Deepest Fantasy Came True?

It’s all about fantasies on the blog today, and that’s because my installment in the Invitation to Eden series is now LIVE. Wheee!


Hydrotherapy features Jenna, who liked to stir up trouble in both Pressure Point and Mind and Body. In this book, we learn why she was so disgruntled and that her true passion isn’t in giving massages, but soemthing else entirely.


I want to stop for a moment and give special thanks to Lauren Hawkeye, who is the mastermind behind this series (a true Master of the Island!) and to Em Petrova, who has edited the entire Ecstasy Spa series and continues to edit all of my self published works for very little in return. So go buy their books and show them the love, because this series never would have achieved the success it did without them!


As of right now, while I’m writing this, Hydrotherapy is hovering around 3,100 on Amazon, and that’s not including all of the sales at Barnes and Noble, All Romance Ebooks, Google Play, and in print. You guys are AMAZING and I’m so grateful for all the enthusiasm you have shown about this series. As long as you keep on loving the staff at the Ecstasy Spa, I’ll keep on writing about their world – I promise!


Hydrotherapy_600x900NYTBook Name: Hydrotherapy (An Invitation to Eden Story)
Book #7 in the Ecstasy Spa Series

Price: $2.99


When Jenna Sanders leaves her dead end job and accepts a management position at exclusive spa on the island of Eden, she hopes to put the past behind her and move on with her life. Unfortunately, the past refuses to be buried, and when she discovers that her sexy boss is her former lover, old wounds reopen and shake the walls she has so carefully built around her heart. Caine is offering her everything she’s ever wanted, but can she trust him? As they rekindle their passion in the bedroom, secrets rise up from Eden’s waters and threaten to tear them apart. Only by diving deeper can they move forward, and Jenna must decide if she is willing to risk her heart for a second chance at love.




Available at the following retailers:

Amazon KindleBarnes and Noble (Nook)KoboGoogle PlayAll Romance EbooksSmashwords

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Jenna pressed her lips together for a moment in thought. “I know you, Caine. You’ll never be happy in one place. You live for the dive.”
“I’ll be happy if I’m with you.” He hooked his finger under a long strand of hair and pushed it over her shoulder.

“Don’t be ridiculous. You love adventure too much.”

“I love you, too.”

“You can’t give diving up. It’s in your blood.”

“It’s in your blood, too.” He inched closer. “Look, I don’t like what happened in Chicago, but can concede that you didn’t have my note and therefore had no idea of my true intensions. All of that is in the past. This is our present.” He inched forward. “Our future.”
She shook her head. “I can’t wait around for you to figure things out, Caine.”

“I already have everything figured out. I just need you to wait until the end of this job.”

“And what if another job comes along? What about Rex?”

Fashion portrait of a gorgeous male model relaxing in luxurious swimming poolHe slid his arms around her body and pulled her close. “What about us? Don’t you want to at least try?” He leaned forward and brushed his cheek against her temple. “Try for me, Jenna. That’s all I ask.”

“Why should I try, Caine?” She asked as she eased away. “I gave you my heart before, and you broke it into pieces. Give me one good reason why I should trust you again.”

“You want a reason?” He leaned back and shifted his gaze to her mouth. “Because every morning when I wake up, I think of you. Every night when I go to bed, I dream of us, and how good we could be together. Give me another shot, Jenna. Do it for me. For us.”
The kiss was hard and demanding, just the way she liked it. Damn him for knowing her needs, and damn her for falling for him all over again. Tears filled her eyes as she wrapped her arms around his neck and held on tight. The towel around her shoulders fell to the ground. Caine swept his tongue into her mouth, causing her to shiver with need. He tasted so warm, so good. Jenna knew if she let herself, she could sink deep into this man and never come up for air.

When he finally broke away, she took in a large, steadying breath. Through an erotic haze she watched Caine flash her a seductive smile, then push her backward into the pool.

“Hey!” Warm water hit her hard, and once again Jenna was struggling for breath. She popped back up to the surface and wiped the water from her eyes. When she could focus, she saw Caine pulling off the last of his clothes.

“What are you doing?”

“Making you remember how good we had it—and how good it could be again.”




New Book Discovery: Mother’s Day Edition

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I’ve been busy…being a mom! Spring is alwyas a hectic time for me. This year, my 40th birthday fell in the same week as my kids’ spring musical. Can you say crazy? lol. Good news is, the kids love performing on stage, and hte first night of the show was fantastic! Tonight is the big finale and I can hardly wait. It should be fun.

After the musical, I hope to relax this weekend and get my head back into the writing game. On the agenda will be reading some fantastic books form my InkHeart author friends. Not only are these women amazing writers, but I feel so honored to call them friends. Check out what stories I’m adding to my kindle this week! :)

(Psst – Want to learn more about InkHeart authors? Then check out Carly Phillips blog here! You can join our Facebook page here, sign up for our Newsletter here, Or discover more great reads from InkHeart authors, here!)



Live in the now, they say, but for Jenna Jenkins, the now sucks.

Her fiancé dumped her, and she’s lacking the drive that might lead to a promotion at the eighties-themed cable station where she works. The only thing keeping her sane is her obsession with a brooding rock star, and an era, that died twenty-odd years ago. But then lightning strikes—literally—and sends her back to the year and the man she’s loved her entire life. Jenna has no choice but to take action to save Tommy Seer, lead singer of The Wild Boys, from the tragic accident that only she knows will claim his life.

But the real Tommy Seer is very different from the one who’s spent all this time starring in her favorite fantasies. As Jenna falls deeper into Tommy’s world—under his spell all over again, only this time without the schoolgirl crush—she realizes that his death was no accident. Can she find a killer, prevent a murder, and save the man she loves without everyone thinking she’s crazy?

And who thought shoulder pads were a good idea, anyway?

Buy it from Amazon.




The entire series is now available – and the first book (shown here) is free!

Jamie Sutherland, coffee shop owner and serial ruined-relationship survivor, moves into a beautiful loft apartment for a change of scenery. What she doesn’t plan on getting is an eye-full of her handsome next-door neighbor—in nothing but a towel—arguing with his significant other in the hallway.

Joseph Scarbrough’s world crashes down on him one cruel morning when his childhood sweetheart rips his heart out of his chest and walks away. His humiliation isn’t complete until he turns around to pick up the pieces and sees a beautiful brunette who just witnessed his Dear John moment.

Caught in an awkward situation, the two backpedal into their separate worlds. But fate seems determined to make their worlds collide on a regular basis. Is it destiny just being clumsy when it comes to the two unlikely neighbors or is it the start of something good?

Buy from Amazon.



A woman living in secret, hiding her true nature…


Gina is a medical doctor in New York City. What nobody knows is that she’s also tiger-shifter royalty, living in exile. Keeping her secret has kept her safe, but all that is about to change.


An injured soldier who heals in a way that makes him more than he ever was before…


Mitch is injured and out of the action. He wakes up in a strange place, with a beautiful woman. Normally, not a problem, but this woman is special. She’s a white tiger and daughter of the lost tiger king. She’s too good for the likes of him, but there’s an undeniable spark of attraction drawing them closer and closer.


A love that will make the very earth tremble beneath their feet…


When evil challenges, Mitch will fight to keep Gina safe. A harrowing journey to the side of a living volcano brings secret knowledge and a power none of them ever expected. Will it be enough to prevail?


Only victory will keep his lady safe. And only victory will allow Gina to claim the man she truly loves.

Buy it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.




An enigmatic leader…

Harrison Adams has served as leader of the Trinity Masters for a decade. He’s always placed the group above his own needs—even when it comes to the one woman who calls to him. When a dangerous threat to the secret society surfaces, Harrison sets a plan in motion that could save the organization, but it comes with a price.

A steadfast woman…

Alexis turned down an invitation to join the Trinity Masters, afraid to relinquish control over her life, her future…her heart. That rejection means night after night of unrequited lust as she and Harrison are forced to ignore their desires. Her heart aching, she throws herself into her job and her difficult working relationship with her boss, Michael. He’s attractive and maddening, but Alexis has zero plans to give in to the crazy chemistry between them.

An improper proposal she can’t refuse…

Harrison asks Alexis to experiment in a ménage relationship with him and she agrees unable to take another moment of longing for him. Perhaps with a third around she’ll be able to keep her heart intact. She is completely unaware their third will be her infuriating boss, Michael. She couldn’t have known how giving herself to them would inflame her desires. Or how much she would enjoy submitting to them.

But when an evil man looking for revenge sets his sights on Harrison, time is the one thing none of them have. And it soon becomes apparent Harrison’s forbidden legacy could destroy them all…

Buy it from Amazon or Kobo.



Out in Audio.

Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend’s possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he’ll end up falling for her himself.

Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam’s crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn’t ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself—heart, body, and soul—to Liam?

Buy it from Amazon.




Love is waiting on the wrong side of the tracks.


Hot Rods, Book 4


Bryce Ellington has been keeping a really big bomb of a secret. And the platinum-blonde detonator is wearing five-inch heels, standing next to a broken-down Maserati.


His fellow Hot Rods have never pried into the past that forced him from the only life he’d ever known, from the girl he loved. But as recognition dawns in Kaelyn DuChamp’s eyes—just before those eyes roll back in a dead faint—he realizes he’s going to have a lot of explaining to do. And a ton of damage to control.


When Kaelyn’s great escape from her controlling family fizzles—complete with a face-plant in the dirt—she’s relieved to see the flash of tow truck lights. Then shocked to recognize the man behind the wheel. The best friend she’s been missing for too many years.


Once Kaelyn collapses in Bryce’s arms, he never wants to let her go. But if she spills his secret, the resulting scandal could destroy everything he and the Hot Rods have worked for, built, and loved.


Warning: Contains abuse of designer heels, bubble baths gone wild, an inexperienced heroine who can kick some serious ass, smokin’ hot sex as many ways as you can imagine it…and some you haven’t.

Buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo




New Book Discovery: Spring Fling Edition

Spring is a time of new beginnings. The sun finally cranks up the heat and flowers push up from the ground. Animals come out of hibernation and the shorts and sandlas finally come out of the closet. It’s a time for new relationships, and what better relationship to start than with a new author?

If you want to try a new author on the cheap, I’ve got some great deals for you this week. Check it out!





Have your cake and eat it too—your purchase of A Sweet Life helps fight against diabetes! 

Priced at only 2.99 (regular price 7.99), indulge in this stunning limited edition collection of fourteen contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors… 
You can make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of A Sweet Life will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. 

Featuring a foreword by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber. 

Get it from Amazon, Kobo, or Barnes and Noble.






A selection of tasty treats put together especially for Mother’s Day. From the ruggedly beautiful land that is Montana, come these tales of love and romance from some of the genre’s best selling and award winning authors. 
And the bonus is, they’re entirely calorie free! 
Happy Mother’s Day!

Buy it from Amazon.









What choices would you make if you knew you may die soon?
In the Mirror is the story of Jennifer Benson, a woman who seems to have it all. Diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her disease the same way she tackled her life – head on. But while she’s busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected with her kids, and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.
If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? And how would you say no to the one who got away?


Buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.





The best dreams are made of naughty and spice.
Rebecca Williams is about to achieve her goal of graduating from a prestigious university and winning a coveted spot in her mentor’s cutting-edge psychology practice. She just needs one more qualification: sexual experience. She never dreamed it would come at the hands of the man she’s admired and wanted for six years. Dr. Kurt Foster.

Kurt, a brilliant psychologist in the field of sexual therapy, is a scientist to the core. Attraction and lust are nothing more than chemical reactions, in his clinical opinion. Love? It’s just a figment of the imagination born of nature’s directives. He’s on the brink of proving it with a new machine that uncovers latent desires.
In short order, Becca’s forbidden lust for her boss is exposed. As Kurt continues to enlighten her on the darker facets of her sexuality, the student unexpectedly becomes the teacher.

And suddenly Kurt is confronted with the irrefutable proof that love is so much more than a societal construction.
Warning: This book is only suitable for readers who are turned on by hot doctors engaging in sexual experiments, bondage, ménage a trois, exhibitionism, suspension, anal sex and other deviant behavior using mechanical stimulation devices they’ve invented to make your wildest dreams come true. 4. Jayne Rylon has a new spicy audiobook!


Buy it from Amazon.




SALE: $0.99 for a limited time.

There’s power and passion in three.

When Carly Kenan joined the secretive Trinity Masters in college, she knew that one day she’d have to pay the piper. That day has come. Returning to Boston, Carly meets former Marine Lance Glassco, a mathematician for DARPA, and Preston Kim, a celebrated chemist. Though on the surface they have nothing in common, it’s clear the Grand Master thinks that together the three of them can do something amazing. And that’s why he’s declared that Carly, Lance and Preston must unite. In a ménage.

Tempers flare as they struggle to understand each other, but their physical attraction is explosive, and the sex leaves all of them begging for more. Pushed beyond her limits, Carly runs from Lance and Preston. What she doesn’t understand is that she now belongs to them, body and soul…and they belong to her, too. When Lance uncovers a dangerous crime in Preston’s firm, Carly is caught in the crossfire and the struggling lovers are forced to move beyond desire…to trust.

The Trinity Masters have the power to make careers and change lives, but there’s a price. All members know that the day will come when the Grand Master will select them, and pair them with two others. For the Trinity Masters the strongest bond isn’t a pair, but a threesome.

Buy it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.



SALE: $0.99 for a limited time.

What happens when the fairy tale is over? 

Once upon a time, a lovely maiden from Fresno married the man of her dreams. After the honeymoon, she waited for the “happily ever after” part… until her Prince Charming turned out to be a toad. Now Holly Bishop is about to write a new chapter in her life. She moves to San Francisco to become an event planner — only to find that she is dealing with a gorgeous fairy godmother for a boss and corporate witches wicked enough to sabotage her future. Not to mention the egomaniacal frogs Holly finds lurking at the bottom of the dating pool. 

With no one to save her will Holly slay the dragons herself and stand on her her own for the very first time? Will the man behind the mask at her costume ball make her believe in love again? And will she risk giving up her dreams to become the heroine of her own story? 

Buy it from Amazon.

Budget Marketing: Louder Than A Thunder Clap

This past week, I heard of a new promotional tool called the “Thunderclap.”

Lightning over small townBasically, you set up a campaign and ask people to join. The campaign can be to promote a contest, a book, a special sale, or anything at all. The lowest amount of people you can have in your campaign is 100, but if your promotion is popular enough, you can have thousands of people signed up to help you with your cause.

After you set up your campaign, its time to promote it through the usual channels on social media. If you meet your goal of  “clappers,” or people signed up for your campaign, then on a designated date and time, your campaign will go live. Hundreds of people will tweet your promotional status update at the same time, causing it to rise above the twitter noise and get it trending.

At least, that’s what happens in an ideal world. :) Sometimes you can’t get enough people to join. When that happens, the “thunderclap” fizzles, the campaign is a bust, and you are out of luck. Then again, the service is free, so you really have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

Well, the BASIC service is free. There are add-ons you can pay for to speed things up and streamline the process, but if you just want to try it out–it’s free.

It’s free promotion, but does it work? Well, I don’t know. This service is so new that no one I know has any data about it yet. This is where you, the reader, come in. If you help support me and a couple of friends with our thunderclaps, I’ll report back here in the next “Budget Marketing” installment and let you know if this promotional tool is a waste of time or a good investment.

Okay, here are the thunderclaps going on. Sign up for as many or as few as you’d like. In a few weeks, I’ll report back and let you know if you should give it a try. :)


My Thunderclap for Tortured Love

Lauren Jameson’s Thunderclap for Bride for a Billionaire

Kaira Rouda’s Thunderclap for In the Mirror

Jayne Rylon’s Thunderclap for Rebel on the Run



My ereader is filling up with all of the great reads from my author friends. (I swear, I need to take two weeks off just to catch up! lol) Here’s a quick list of some of the great reads out this week.



Bryce Ellington has been keeping a really big bomb of a secret. And the platinum-blonde detonator is wearing five-inch heels, standing next to a broken-down Maserati.His fellow Hot Rods have never pried into the past that forced him from the only life he’d ever known, from the girl he loved. But as recognition dawns in Kaelyn DuChamp’s eyes—just before those eyes roll back in a dead faint—he realizes he’s going to have a lot of explaining to do. And a ton of damage to control.When Kaelyn’s great escape from her controlling family fizzles—complete with a face-plant in the dirt—she’s relieved to see the flash of tow truck lights. Then shocked to recognize the man behind the wheel. The best friend she’s been missing for too many years.Once Kaelyn collapses in Bryce’s arms, he never wants to let her go. But if she spills his secret, the resulting scandal could destroy everything he and the Hot Rods have worked for, built, and loved.Product WarningsContains abuse of designer heels, bubble baths gone wild, an inexperienced heroine who can kick some serious ass, smokin’ hot sex as many ways as you can imagine it…and some you haven’t.

Love is waiting on the wrong side of the tracks.

Product Warnings
Contains abuse of designer heels, bubble baths gone wild, an inexperienced heroine who can kick some serious ass, smokin’ hot sex as many ways as you can imagine it…and some you haven’t.

Buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.


MORE THAN A FEELING by CJ CARMICHAEL (on sale for $0.99)

Small town romance…laced with mystery

A dangerous twenty-year-old secret is about to be uncovered in the quaint Vermont town of Carol Falls, where not everyone is who they seem to be.

At first meeting, Spencer Frost appears to be a simple farmer who enjoys reading and quoting poetry. In fact he’s a criminal law attorney from Boston on sabbatical at Frost Family Farm. When he meets Robin Redmond, the lovely new sales clerk at the local independent bookstore, he has no idea he’s about to step into a drama to rival even his toughest legal case.

Robin moved to Carol Falls in pursuit of the man who destroyed her sister’s life. Driven to face him—as well as her own guilt about her sister–falling in love with Spencer is not part of her plans. But as they partner up to unravel the twisted truth behind the crime, she discovers love is the strongest weapon of all.

Buy it from Amazon.


And for today only, THREE JANELLE DENISON NOVELS are bundled together for only $0.99!

Mia Wilde has a reputation for being too wild to tame, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to let someone get away with distributing provocative photographs of her. She needs to find out who is threatening her before her overprotective brothers find out. For that, she’s going to enlist the help of private investigator Cameron Sinclair – – the one man who seems immune to her flirtatious and outrageous personality. But Mia soon learns that appearances can be very deceiving.
Ex-Marine turned security specialist Joel Wilde thrives on the high-wire thrills that come with his job. And he isn’t about to give all that up to settle down – – not even with a sexy woman like Lora Marshall. Which means that while he’s protecting her from a violent gang, he’ll need to set a few ground rules to keep things professional. Good thing he’s always been a rule-breaker at heart.


Ex-Marine and security agent Ben Cabrera isn’t going to complain about his latest assignment protecting the daughter of a gubernatorial candidate. After all, spending 24/7 with Christy Delacroix isn’t exactly a chore. But it turns out that Christy’s seduction tactics are top notch and it soon becomes impossible to keep things strictly professional . . .

Buy it from Amazon or Kobo.


And my buddy Avery Aster has a fun contest going. First, go HERE for a chance to WIN over 27 prizes. Then, get the scoop on this Spring/Summer MUST READS here.

(Psst – did you see Hollow in there? :) Pretty cool, eh?)


Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the HUGE Invitation to Eden Facebook Party taking place on May 17-18 to celebrate my new release, Hydrotherapy. Marian Tee and Sharon Page will be giving sneak peeks of their Eden books, too.  There will be prizes, games, and FUN! Sign up here.


There you have it. Happy reading!!


Behind the Scenes…and Buried (Again)

Yeah, yeah, I know I’m late with my writing update this week. Just when I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel work-wise, I got buried again, lol.

This week the kids are home for school vacation, so in addition to keeping up with my writing deadlines, I’m policing the kids and trying to keep them entertained. It’s crazy, I tell ya, lol. I’m struggling with balance as I try to spend some time with my kids and get everything done on time.

So, what’s been going in my writing world? Let me tell ya…

HOLLOW1) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  Get ready, because the FREE ESAMPLER will be coming out May 1st. There’s a lot of work going into the sampler — not just with editing, but planning the promotion. I also got line edits for HOLLOW this week, and I hope to start that soon. Finially, I’m still drafting the sequel to Hollow (Shattered). This is what I have been working on the most this week. Tomorrow I should hit the half way mark. YAY! Only 40-45k to go…

2) BAD BOYS OF BOSTON (SUZANNE ROCK): This is in a holding pattern…until my editor comes back with edits. *grins*

3) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m hoping to release Conquista as a stand alone novel in June, and the third (yet unnamed) book in October.

4) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): Release day is coming! Hydrotherapy is in copy edits now. I’m hoping to release this in both ebook and print this month. I’ll be promoting it on Facebook at the Eden Facebook party on May 17-18.
QuickFix 500x750
5) BOOK UPLOADS. New covers for Quick Fix and Aromatherapy are uploaded at all venues. I’m hoping to do Rub Down and The Great Escape this week, and the last two books in this series by the end of the month. I’m also working on uploading all of my books to Google Play and iTunes, and hope to have my entire backlist live at both places by the end of May.


6) WORKSHOPS. BUILDING BELIEVABLE WORLDS workshop is finished – yay! The next time this class will be available in October. The next class I’ll be teaching is my famous WRITING STEAMY SEX SCENES: MAKING YOUR READERS BEG FOR MORE. I will be teaching that class starting May 12th.


So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!


New Book Discovery – So Many Books, So Little Time!

I couldn’t believe how excited people were to see my New Book Discovery feature last week. Since it was such a big hit, I decided to do it again. Here’s some new releases and sales from myauthor  besties this week. :)


Full-Position-500x750FULL POSITION BY MARI CARR ($2.99)

How much is she willing to risk for a forbidden fantasy?

Though Bella Carper has crushed on Justin and Ned since her first day on the job, she’s smart enough to know a ménage with her hot bosses is probably number one on the list of workplace no-nos. But a frigid genius wouldn’t say no to their exceptionally tempting offer — a no-holds-barred night of wicked fantasies at a local sex club.

Justin and Ned believe in propriety in the workplace, but falling for their sexy graphic artist has blurred the line between professional and personal. These Big Easy men might surprise their small-town girl with their bedroom habits. But the biggest shock could come the morning after…when Bella discovers what they really want.

Buy it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.






Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.
With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.
She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. But she’s got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…
Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes. This ebook edition also includes the prequel novella First Night, which precedes Night After Night.

Buy now from Amazon.


HotRide_200x300HOT RIDE by OPAL CAREW ($2.99)

Hot, hard, fast, and handles like a dream!
Oh yeah, and the bike’s not bad either.

Hayley is looking for more excitement in her life, but doesn’t know how to find it.
Excitement finds Rip, a biker who’s seen more than his share of trouble.

When trouble finds Rip yet again and a bar brawl starts, both he and Hayley are thrown to the curb.

Hayley knows this is her chance to find the excitement she so craves, but Rip doesn’t want to be some good girl’s bad-boy experience, so he turns down her advances, leaving her feeling rejected.

But life is never that simple for Rip, and he soon finds himself in her bed and wanting more. When his three biker friends show up, Hayley’s love of numbers turns into an erotic adventure none of them will ever forget.

But is there a chance for more than that between Hayley and Rip? Find out by taking a Hot Ride you’ll never forget.

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What if your deepest sexual fantasies could come true?

Bad boys, alpha males, and dominants… three red hot fantasies
from New York Times Bestselling Author Opal Carew.

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Three determined bosses…

Tate Baxter, Eric Cohen, and Kellan Kent are partners for one of the most respected law practices in Chicago. But these three masters of the courtroom also share a partnership in the bedroom, fulfilling the darkest needs of their female submissives night after night. Everything was fine—until they hired Annabelle Wright as their administrative assistant.

One beautiful secretary…

Belle felt sure she’d hit the jackpot with her job, but in the last year, the three gorgeous attorneys have become far more than her bosses. They’re her friends, her protectors, and in Belle’s dreams, they’re her lovers, too. But she’s given her heart to them all, so how can she choose just one?

An unforgettable night…

When her bosses escort her to a wedding, drinks and dancing turn into foreplay and fantasy. Between heated kisses, Belle admits her innocence. Surprise becomes contention and tempers flare. Heartbroken and unwilling to drive them apart, Belle leaves the firm and flees to New Orleans.

That leads to danger.

Resolved to restore her late grandmother’s home, she hopes she can move on without the men. Then Kellan, Tate, and Eric show up at her doorstep, seeking another chance. But something sinister is at work in the Crescent City and its sights are set on her. Before the trio can claim Annabelle for good, they just might have to save her life.

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Taylor Harris–Marietta, Montana’s new librarian–is the quiet type who likes her glamour between the book covers. When she’s pushed into attending the formal Valentine Ball with Marietta’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Troy Sheenan, Taylor can’t imagine a worse pairing. What in the world would she have in common with a wealthy playboy like Troy?

Technology tycoon Troy is forced by business concerns to return to his hometown and take the town librarian to the Valentine Ball… what he doesn’t expect is that Taylor is even less excited about the prospect than he is! Intrigued by the only woman in town who wouldn’t be thrilled to take his arm at the big event, he’s determined that she will not just agree to be his date… bur she’s going to like it. Can Taylor turn a cold shoulder to Troy’s heart-melting charms, or is this about to be Marietta’s hottest Valentine’s Ball yet?

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Roommates Laura and Angie couldn’t be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices.

On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the mystery, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. But will anyone be able to stop the next murder?


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And, of course, the new releases in the Eden series:



Go HERE for more informationon all three Eden stories (only $2.99 each)!

OMG – so many books!! My ereader is filling up fast. It seems like my besties are as busy as me when it comes to productivity. :)

Hope you enjoy the stories!

Happy reading! :)

April in Eden

I’m so excited to announce that the April releases for the Invitation to Eden Continuity series is here! There’s some great storytelling this month. Check it out!



Jetting to Martinique for a modeling assignment with three of Europe’s hottest magazine photographers—Gustave, Fabian, and Leon—should’ve been easy, breezy beautiful. Never did I expect to look up and see a hole in the ceiling of our plane that was bigger in size than my Birkin bag.
Shit! We’re nose-diving toward Eden Island. I pictured how my New York Times obituary might read when I’m gone, “Taddy Brill, Manhattanite, dethroned descendant of the Austrian House of Brillford royalty, dies at age eighteen, penniless, unloved, and a virgin.” I swear this crap only happens to me. Suddenly, Leon pulls me with Fabian and Gustave. Adrenaline racing through me, our bodies clung as one. We prepared to…crash.The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships.
Reader warning: Contains mature content intended for readers 17 and up.




You ever really think that you’ll win the lottery? Meet Mr. Right? How about two Mr. Rights?
Somehow the universe is handing me everything I want, and I don’t like it. Not one little bit. Because just when you get all your dreams handed to you on a silver platter, that’s when an airplane dumps its sewage on your house. Or your mama’s diabetes takes a bad turn. Or your mobile phone gets stuck in your hoohaw.(What? It happens…)
Boring old average me got everything I wanted already, moving from small-town Ohio to big-city Boston to follow my heart. So when the fancy invitation offering me a pile of money to come with the band, Random Acts of Crazy, to perform on an island resort and be their manager arrived, I thought it was a cosmic joke. Enough money to help my mama get what she needed, five days in sunny paradise, and a shot at greatness for the band? Unreal. One big shoe was waiting to drop. On my head. Just like no one really ever finds a naked man wearing only a guitar standing by the side of the road hitchhiking and ends up falling in love with him and his friend and moving halfway across the country for true love, no one gets an invitation to come to what turns out to be a resort where people make what me and Joe and Trevor do together look like a chaste peck on the cheek. But… Well. I guess these things do happen.
To me.




When curvy single and struggling romance author Alana Saunders receives a  mysterious invitation to spend an all-expense paid week on a tropical  island, it’s seems too good to be true.  Who is responsible for sending  the invitation?  Why does the envelope smell of dominant male  possession?  And most importantly, why her?
With a string of  failed relationships and a career on the downslide, Alana feels she has  nothing to lose. But when she arrives at her destination, far away from  everything she knows, she can’t help but wonder if she made a mistake.   That is until she comes face to face with the incredibly handsome Cain  Marks, a tortured stranger with dark secrets, and a man who will take  without asking. With just one touch he awakens a desperate need within  her.
Before too long Alana finds herself caught up in a game of  irresistible obsession, where truths are exposed, and the dangerously  blurred line between fantasy and reality threaten to drive her to the  point of no return.




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Behind the Scenes…and I See the Light!


Another busy writing week for me. Still under deadline and writing late into the night. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel however, and that light is August 4th. That’s the date of my last deadline. Right now I’m keeping my eye on the prize and pushing until I can make it to my goal. In August I promised myself that I’ll take a week off from writing, because let’s face it. I’ll probably need a vacation by that point, lol.HOLLOW

So, I know you all want to know what’s going on behind the scenes. Here’s my updated list. :)

1) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  I learned that Hollow is going to be part of a FREE ESAMPLER coming out May 1st. I’m with such a wonderful group of authors! It’s humbling, to be sure. To get ready, I’ve been eyeball deep in edits. The good news is that they are behind me now – YAY! HOLLOW is up for preorder on Amazon, and I have a good start on the sequel, SHATTERED. Finishing the first draft of SHATTERED will be my goal in the upcoming weeks.

2) BAD BOYS OF BOSTON (SUZANNE ROCK): Okay, this is a tentative title for my hotelier series with St. Martins Press, but I like it, don’t you? :) All of my commitments are done with this series for now, so I get to rest for a little while…until my editor comes back with edits. *grins*

3) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m hoping to release Conquista as a stand alone novel in June, and the third (unnamed) book in October.

Hydrotherapy_600x900NYT4) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): May 13th is the big day. That’s when HYDROTHERAPY releases. The initial response from beta readers is very positive. I know you’re going to love it! Meanwhile, the first three books in the Eden series will be releasing this week. Go to the EDEN WEBSITE for more information. I really love this series and I’m thinking of doing a Christmas story next. Tell me, would you like to see what a Christmas is like at the Ecstasy Spa?

5) BOOK UPLOADS. Right now I’m working on uploading new covers for all of my backlist Ecstasy Spa books. Quick Fix and Aromatherapy are already uploaded. The rest should (hopefully) be uploaded by the end of April. Because I had to redo the covers, some of the print versions of the books will be unavailable for a short time.

I’m also working on getting my books back up at the ibookstore and Google Play. I’m hoping to have these done by the end of April as well. I’ll let you know when they become available.


6) WORKSHOPS. I’m wrapping up the BUILDING BELIEVABLE WORLDS workshop this week. The next one will be available in October. The next class I’ll be teaching is my famous WRITING STEAMY SEX SCENES: MAKING YOUR READERS BEG FOR MORE. I will be teaching that class starting May 12th.


So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!