Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cover Reveall! Fall To Pieces by #Author Candice Scrooby



Title: Fall To Pieces
Author: Candice Scrooby

Cover designed by Concierge Literary Designs & Photography
Cover Image by CJC Photography
Model: Lance Jones

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: TBA





Olivia
I try not to think about that night.
The night I don’t quite remember.
The night I spent in the arms of the only boy I ever loved.
In the aftermath of my blackout and Gabriel’s rejection a week later, my life spiraled out of control. So I did the only thing I could – I ran.
Forced to return home after ten years, I need to face what really happened. I only plan on staying long enough to convince Gabriel to tell me the truth. I didn’t expect old feelings to come thundering back, reminding me of everything we could have been.
Gabriel

I try not to think about that night.

The night I can’t forget.

The night the only girl I’ve ever loved broke my heart.

I thought I was over her, but when Olivia walked back into my life, my entire world to tilted on its axis. I can’t lose her again – I won’t.

A decade is a long time to live with secrets, but I’ll do anything to protect Olivia from the past. Because everything she thinks she knows is a lie. And if she finds out the truth, it will all fall to pieces.





Candice Scrooby hails from the land of Funsunzi. Affectionately named by the locals for its fun, sun and sea, Durban, South Africa is a culturally diverse and beautiful city that offers warm weather, big smiles and a host of attractions. 
Candice spends her nine to five in the finance division of a shipping company and recently completed her diploma in Financial Accounting. 
Words are her escape from reality. When she's not working, writing or studying, she can be found devouring a book or baking to her heart’s content.
Candice also writes YA/NA Paranormal Romance under the pen name, Roxanne Kade. Her debut novel, Therian: The Bloody Crescent #1 was published by 48fourteen











Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Audio Release! Asher by #Author Jo Raven


★Available Now In Audio ★
Title: Asher 
Author: Jo Raven 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Performed By: Samantha Cook & C.J. Mission 
Published By: Podium Publishing 







Almost three years ago, a car crash took Audrey's dad and scarred her for life. Now 18, she returns to her hometown for the first time after the accident.
She's here to start again. Go to college and have fun. Make new friends. Get over the past. But the past won't let go.
Asher is here - her first kiss, her first heartbreak. More handsome and distant than ever, he's still the boy who used to be her best friend. That was before he changed into someone she hardly knows anymore - the boy who started getting into fights and gave her the cold shoulder for years.
Asher isn't what she needs. In fact, she hates him and should try her best to keep away from him.
Yet her body doesn't seem to care about how she feels, and maybe, just maybe this time her body got it right. Not that she has much of a choice. Asher draws her like a bright flame, and if she isn't careful, she'll burn.

And that may not be such a bad thing after all....


Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature listeners only. Not intended for young listeners.
©2014 Oh My Audiobooks (P)2017 Oh My Audiobooks




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Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.



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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order! Sexy Bad Boss (Sexy Bad Series #3) by #Authors Misti Murphy & Tami Lund







Title: Sexy Bad Boss (Sexy Bad Series #3) 



Authors: Misti Murphy & Tami Lund 



Genre: Contemporary Romance 



Release Day: Jan 23rd 



Cover Designer: Booming Covers 























James Frost is all work and no play. He’s made billions as the CEO of Frost, Inc. He can broker a deal between two pissed off Irishmen and the devil and still walk away with a smile and not a wrinkle in his Armani suit. As his assistant, I’m faced with his dashing presence every day.

Can you blame a gal for having a crush?

So when he asks me to help him find his perfect woman, I throw myself at him. Only James Frost would never mix business with pleasure. He’s never looked at me in that way. I’m so mortified, I quit on the spot.


But a freak accident leaves him with a few broken bones and amnesia, and me with a dilemma. I’m playing nursemaid, at his beck and call, until my two weeks’ notice is up. And that raise I never thought I would get from him might be on the table after all. But how far am I willing to go before my pride demands I cut bait and move back home to London?
































Misti Murphy & Tami Lund They live on opposite sides of the world, but an eighteen-hour time difference doesn't stop these two obsessed authors. They write, they debate over storylines, they thoroughly enjoy the process of gazing at hot men while trying to come up with cover ideas, they fall in and out of love with their characters, and at the end of the day (which day is anybody's guess), they create sexy bad books for your reading pleasure.














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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sex In Young Adult Books

When I wrote BEYOND THE EYES, I was wondering how I should write the sex scenes. What was appropriate and what was crossing the line?

Before I go on, there may be spoilers in this post.

You have been warned.

My main character Paige, gets sexually involved with Nathan, rather quickly. She’s not a slut or anything. In fact, she was a virgin, however, she couldn’t deny her feelings for Nathan. I knew though, as I wrote this book that some people wouldn’t buy the whole love-at-first-sight deal. But I left it there anyway because it does exist and can happen. I know because it happened to me back in January of 1994. I did wonder though, how I should tastefully write the sex scenes. I then thought about the popular teen shows on TV and reflected back to when I was a teenager. I also thought about the romance novels that wrote stuff like, ‘He put his throbbing love muscle into my dripping honeypot.’

Um, no.

There’s no way I’ll ever write something like that because it’s ridiculously funny and cheesy that when I read something like that it always makes me giggle.

Call me immature, but it is what it is.

So I had to be creative in writing the sex scenes and not be too explicit. I had to write it in such a way to where my readers could fill in the blanks with their own imagination. But then I wondered, would that be supporting promiscuity among teens? I mean, shouldn’t I be standing on the pulpit promoting abstinence instead?

Maybe.

But the truth is, teens are having sex and with the technology we have nowadays, they’re constantly exposed to anything and everything that has to do with it.

When I was growing up we didn’t have the internet and computers weren’t prevalent in every household. Hell, we didn’t even have cell phones. If we wanted to send a message to somebody we wrote a note and would slyly pass it in class to that person. Instead of having the internet to look up sexual content, we had Playboy or Playgirl. We also had the VCR and HBO, which meant easy access to porn.

The point is, even back then without the technology we have today, teens knew about sex and were having it. Even the movies back then, like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, didn’t hide the fact that teens were doing it.

So as a writer in the YA genre, I had to come to terms with the whole "sex issue."

Should I leave it out and not promote it and turn a blind eye to the fact that teens are having sex? Or, should I keep it real and trust my teen readers to be levelheaded enough in their own lives to make the right decisions for themselves?

I decided to trust my teen readers and to write each sex scene modestly, even though they can click on the TV and see teens having dirty, monkey sex.

No. I wouldn’t ever take it to that extreme when writing in the YA genre. If I was writing erotica, yeah, but not in a book about teens.

So to sum it all up, I don’t see any harm–if it’s done tastefully–in writing about older teenagers having sex.