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An Excerpt from Secret Lovers #contemporary #romance

Here is a short snippet from Secret Lovers. Maggie and her friends go Speed Dating.

Saved by the bell. Surely the dates couldn’t be all as bad as Stewart?

She slipped into the next seat and smiled a welcome. To her relief he wasn’t as bad. He just wasn’t very interesting either. Her mind drifted to spanking and her blog.

“Is there anything you’d like to know about me?” he asked. “Maggie?”

“Yes, what do you think of the idea of spanking in a consenting adult relationship?”

The man’s mouth opened and closed before he replied. “Spanking? During sex, you mean?”

“That’s right,” Maggie said in a crisp voice. She almost felt sorry for him. Almost.

“I haven’t thought about it,” he said. “Er…I suppose I could try it. What would you spank me with? Would it hurt?”

ShelleyMunro_SecretLovers_200pxHere’s the blurb for Secret Lovers, the first book in my Friendship Chronicles series:

A teeny-tiny crush. Maggie Drummond has one on close friend Connor Grey. Such a pity he prefers leggy blondes when she has deep brown hair and determined curves.

Then, there is her newfound pursuit in kinky—no, more adventurous, out of norm sex. Nothing too bad, you understand. It was reading the steamy romance that sent her on a jaunt down Spanking Avenue and now she’s set up an anonymous blog to explore her interest. Perhaps it’s best if she sticks with current boyfriend Greg and asks him to spank her…even if Connor pops into her fantasies like a seductive magical genie.

Friends with benefits…

The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, and luck has gifted him with inside knowledge, he can finally—carefully—make his move. But, given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross.

Secrets from friends…

As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add spicy sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her.

Warning: Contains a girl-next-door with spanking on her mind and a sexy rugby player who sees past her shyness and insecurities to the sensual possibilities beyond.

Secret Lovers is available from Amazon and free with kindle unlimited

Clandestine Lovers is out! #romance #series #contemporary

Clandestine Lovers

Feel like escaping your day? Check out Clandestine Lovers, book three in the Friendship Chronicles series for an armchair trip to Auckland and small country town New Zealand.

Think finding the perfect lover is difficult?

Ask Susan Webb—-she knows it is. Lonely, tired of dull routine and dud men who only think with their lower brains, she takes a calculated risk to shake up her lackluster life.

Now she’s set to take part in a reality dating show. Her objective: to find a good, honest man who’s up for enjoying lots of sexy fun on the road to love. Failure is not an option.

One look at his older brother’s Farmer Seeks a Wife candidate, and Tyler Penrith is intrigued. Prim and proper on the surface, she has a secret smile in her eyes and an exotic dancer sway to her step. And calamity follows her around like a tame dragon.

Susan might be in his brother’s age group, but Tyler’s not about to let Nolan waltz off with the first woman to snare his attention in ages.

As the show’s ratings go through the roof, Susan finds herself falling for the wrong man—and her simple plan for happiness on the brink of falling apart.

Warning: Contains sibling rivalry, lots of sneaking around, sexy times in the great outdoors, a bright blue vibrator, and a reality show that’s giving everyone something to talk about.

Purchase Clandestine Lovers at Amazon or get it free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

50 #Free or 99c Romances #IARTG #Sale

July Romance Sale

Grab my contemporary romance Secret Lovers or one of the other 50 romances on sale or free this week.

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Favored by Felix: Now available for pre-order! #paranormal

 

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Book 2 in the Middlemarch Capture series is now available for pre-order. Favored by Felix is a paranormal sci-fi romance.

Here’s the blurb:

A new resort specializing in capture fantasies—the perfect place for Captain Casey Seonaid to blow off steam. To embrace her feminine side, possibly for the last time. And just as she’d hoped, it’s not long before she finds herself “kidnapped”. Let the sexual hijinks begin.

Attractive yet with an air of sadness, Casey snares feline shapeshifter Felix Mitchell’s attention at first sight. As feelings deepen, he comes to realize Casey just may be his perfect mate. But despite their shared passion, something is amiss with his intriguing lover, something that keeps her from giving herself fully…something she won’t share.

Unexpected troubles plague the resort, drawing the couple ever closer. But the biggest danger comes when soldier Casey finally shares her secret, revealing a familial enemy—and his shocking plans for Casey’s military future.

Inside Scoop: Felix may look big and bad, but Casey knows her shifter mate is just a big pussycat.

Pre-order ebook at: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo |

My Estranged Lover: New Addition to Middlemarch Shifters series #paranormal #romance

Welcome to Middlemarch, home of the Mitchell brothers and their friends. My Estranged Lover introduces Marsh and Caroline Rutherford.

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Here is the blurb:

Mistakes are easy. It’s fixing them that can make or break a marriage.

Caroline Rutherford is at the end of her marriage tether. As much as she loves her husband, it’s time to admit defeat. Their long-term, love-at-first-sight relationship is no longer working, and they’re hurting each other and their two young sons by continuing the happy family farce.

Feline shifter Marsh Rutherford knows his relationship is in trouble, and he and Caroline, his human wife, haven’t shared a bed for months. He made a mistake at the start of their marriage, omitting to tell the truth, and now the secrets are strangling their happiness. Admitting the reality to himself is simple, but finding a solution to fix the problem is tearing him apart because reality has the potential to destroy what little trust remains between him and his wife.

Their future looks murky until a new opportunity presents itself—a fresh start for the entire family, a means for husband and wife to reconnect in and out of the bedroom. Caroline and Marsh agree to grasp the chance for a new future. Things are going well and their sex life has never been better, but those mysterious secrets hover in the background like pesky flies. Marsh must discover a way to make everything right because Caroline is his mate and the only woman who can make him happy. Losing her isn’t an option.

Warning: contains a sexy feline shapeshifter felled by a good woman. He’s confused and befuddled and makes mistakes, but it’s not too late, folks. We can fix this mess with love, with tears and a few humorous mishaps during the romantic journey. Fingers crossed…let’s go!

Purchase: Amazon | All Romance | 

(the links for other retailers will be available very soon)

I Like Leopards, I Cannot Lie

I love feline shifters.

There’s just something graceful and powerful about big cats that makes them excellent heroes and heroines. Leopards are my favorites when it comes to big cats, and I’ve written over a dozen romances featuring them, although occasionally I’ve written tiger and lion shifters too.

Black Leopard

Here are a few leopard facts:

· Leopards are the most widespread of big cats. There’s a reason I’ve written so many books featuring leopard shifters.

· They are also the most secretive. Mine live amongst humans, keeping their shifter traits hidden.

· They live in different habitats ranging from rocky country to savannah lands and forests. My shifters live in the South Island of New Zealand.

· Leopards are nocturnal and hunt at night. My leopard heroes hunt during the day too. No female is safe from their charm.

· They usually sleep all day in a tree. Not my guys. They prefer a big comfortable bed.

· Their spotted coat is excellent camouflage in the patchwork of light and shade in the forest. Most of my shifters are black leopards, but they blend well once they’re in feline form.

· A leopard’s spots are actually small rosettes.

· Leopards are loners and only come together to mate. My guys are a little more civilized than this, for which the heroines are very thankful!

· The mother brings up the cubs until they can fend for themselves. My leopard heroes make great fathers, and they’re big on family and community.

· They are built for bursts of speed and for climbing trees. Hmm, I haven’t given my heroes much in the way of tree climbing scenes. Maybe something for the future.

· They have strong jaws, chests and front legs and can move an animal as big as themselves. Agreed! My shifters are certainly not pansies!

· Leopards like to ambush their prey, waiting in a tree for an animal to walk underneath. My shifters like to confront their problems/enemies face to face.

· Leopards drag their meals up into trees to keep it safe. My shifters like to eat their meals at a table. They prefer to eat meat, but their mates entice them to eat their vegetables.

· Black leopards are often called panthers. They are the same species, but their spots are hidden. They are more common in Asia. My shifters are mostly black leopards, and they live in New Zealand.

· Their tongues are raspy. Yes, this is true, which makes for interesting love scenes. Just ask my heroines. Winking smile

I’ve noticed authors are venturing into quite different shifters such as deer, gorillas and elephants. Have you read any books featuring these shifters? What do you think?

The Alpha’s Heart Series by Bella Jewel

Hard to Forget

Alpha Males, Heroines with Unusual Occupations…Romances by Bella Jewel!

I’m thrilled to showcase Bella Jewel’s latest cover. I loved the first book in this series, Hard to Fight, which is currently available. Hard to Fight reminded me of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, but with hot love scenes.

HARD TO FORGET

An Alpha’s Heart Novel

By Bella Jewel

St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks

On Sale: December 15, 2015

eBook: $3.99

ABOUT THE BOOK

The third book in the sexy Alpha’s Heart series by USA Today bestseller Bella Jewel.

Delaney, a professional bodyguard, has spent years trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry.  Now she’s facing her greatest challenge yet.

Bad boy billionaire Jax Shields has made plenty of enemies on his climb to the top, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has put his life at risk. Now he’s putting his life in the hands of Delaney and her team. He demands the best in everything, and he doesn’t think she has what it takes to protect him. He’s also made it clear he’d rather have her on her back then covering his. Will Delaney be able to prove herself to the most arrogant-and devastatingly handsome-man she’s ever met?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bella Jewel is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in North Queensland where she’s working on her next novel.

Website: http://bellajewelbooks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBellaJewel

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Hard to ForgetHARD TO FORGET – $3.99 – Available December 15th

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I’m certainly looking forward to reading books 2 and 3 in this series. If you enjoy reading romances with alpha heroes and heroines in unusual occupations then give this series a try.

Love, Lattes, and Mutants! Check out this NA Paranormal Romance Cover…

I’m thrilled to help blogging buddy Sandra Cox show off her new cover for LOVE, LATTES, AND MUTANTS…

Love Lattes and Mutants

Blurb:

Finding love is hard, even when you aren’t a mutant.

Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why…

Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn’t the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn’t have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story…

Sandra Cox

Bio:

Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Paranormal and Historical Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee and enjoying a good book. She’s a vegetarian and a Muay Thai enthusiast.

Links:

EKensington

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

Blog: www.sandracox.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sandra_cox

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraCox.Author

 

Giveaways

First prize:

A Piper-approved necklace and $10 Starbuck Card

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