29 May 2009

New Prints - May 2009 - Part Two

Red Rose™ Publishing

~ May 2009 ~

New Releases (Print) - Part Two

Desert Rose Anthology
Jane Beckenham

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-950-3
Price: $9.99

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Will Callie learn the rules of the game or will Tariq take all?

Go or lose her job. Callie Baxter has no choice, but then does her heart have a choice when forced to face her nemeses, the man she blames for her father’s death and whom she is determined to destroy. The man, who also tugs at her heartstrings. Her mind says one thing, her body another.

Home for Sheikh Tariq bin Ahmed al Sulamein is La Isla Perfumada, an island paradise his family have ruled for 800 years. Callie’s public tirade via her newspaper column is threatening to tear all he holds dear.

For Tariq, facing Callie is a fatal error. She is the one woman who could change his future, force him from his protective world, and make him place his needs above those of his country. But Tariq is determined to control the game and play it his way, and not lose his country, or his heart.

But is there really any choice when the heart is involved? Can paradise seduce estranged hearts?

Men of Danger: Book 1
Blake Deveraux

Erotic Romance: Contemporary, GLBT (m/m), BDSM
ISBN: 978-1-60435-974-9
Price: $9.99

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What can bring a strong career Marine to his knees?

Daniel Deveraux is a man of action. He doesn't allow his life to be complicated by anything or anyone. He left the Marines after deciding that the don't-ask-don't-tell policy was more than he could abide. He returned home in search of a simple life, one devoid of the insanity he'd endured in Iraq. Love for him was a distant dream.

Brandon Matthews is an exceptional man, both in body and in mind. His magnetic personality and exceptional good looks were an impenetrable wall behind which this damaged man safely hid. His journey found him working days as a carpenter, and nights as "eye candy" at a local gay bar.

The two men find themselves on a tumultuous journey of emotional and sexual revelation that threatens to destroy them both. The intense sexual relationship binds them in a way neither one expects.

The question remains—will the deep sexual bond bring the two men together in a deep and enduring love? Or will it destroy them?

Melody Knight

Mainstream Romance: Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, Action/Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-60435-937-4
Price: $9.99

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What is the key to the mystery that Cate must find, is it Travis’ heart or something else?

Cate Rothgard doesn't like what she sees when she looks in the glass…literally. While other people view only reflected images, Cate sees far more of the past than she can sometimes bear. Her ability as a glass-seer is both a talent and a curse. When she comes to New Zealand, it is to find her reputation has preceded her, and a mystery awaits which only she can solve.

As Cate is challenged by visions of dead men, cunning murderers, and overly possessive ghosts, Travis Carrithers risks life and limb to save her. There is a killer on the loose who will allow nothing to sway him—not impassioned pleas, not family ties, not death. As the threat to Cate grows ever more desperate, Travis knows there is more at stake than survival, as he ventures body and soul to get past her fears, in his quest to kindle love and passion in Cate's frightened heart.

Biana Kingsley

Erotic Romance: Contemporary, Autumn Rose 40+
ISBN: 978-1-60435-968-8
Price: $10.99

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A survivor of childhood abuse, Aubrey Woodhaus worked hard to become a success in her own eyes, turning her inherited homestead into a business selling natural products. At forty seven, she’s sad that her chance for real love has passed because of her bad choices in men and an inability to trust anyone. When she meets sexy, smart Jensen Keets, it’s lust at first sight - despite that he’s fifteen years younger than her. One night, against her better judgment, she takes him as her lover. No harm done, right? It’s just sex.

Jensen is struck by Aubrey’s independence and brains, not to mention her beauty and killer curves. It’s not just sex to him, so he indulges her impressive sensual appetite for him, while he battles through her thick wall of defenses to the devoted and gentle heart he knows is in there.

Marilyn Lee

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Inspirational, Interracial/Multicultural, Rubenesque/BBW
ISBN: 978-1-60435-907-7
Price: $10.49

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When the car his wife was driving was totaled by a drunken driver, David Jordan lost both his beloved wife and his faith. Diana Stuart accepts the challenge of helping him find his way back to the Lord. Along the way she hopes David will realize that his young daughter needs a step-mom.

The only problem is that David has made it clear the pretty, but full-figured Diana has no chance of being that step-mom. Diana sets out to change his mind without losing her own faith.

Belita Renn

Erotic Romance: Paranormal (Vampire)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-969-5
Price: $8.99

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Can the devil and the angel be one and the same?

Selean was dying from a form of Cancer so she commits suicide. As she is dying and angel arrives to take her away.

Only this angel turns out to be Raggar Vaul, a vampire that seems inclined to torture her. Then he claimed her as his own since he saved her life. He loves her with an unexpected passion that she is happy to enjoy, still she is his prisoner.

While adjusting to living in his castle, he never warns her therefore she is unprepared for the encounters with an evil that is determined to kill her when it attacks.

Will she survive or will the evil take over all?

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24 May 2009

New Prints - May 2009 - Part One

Red Rose™ Publishing

~ May 2009 ~

New Releases (Print) - Part One

Aline de Chevigny

Mainstream Romance: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
ISBN: 978-1-60435-960-2
Price: $7.99

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Ares was determined to become the most powerful of the old Gods. And now with Mother Nature missing, presumed dead, and the world in complete chaos, it was his chance. He never dreamed that the twenty first century could hold so much promise and power. Now was the time to act. He’d planned out every contingency he could think of. Nothing could stop him. Nothing except her!

Mother Nature was back; reincarnated into the body of a young woman with a quick wit and sharp tongue… she didn’t have a clue. Now Ares had to make the most difficult decision of his immortal life. Does he help her get both her powers and the elements under control or does he smite what could be true love and aim for the power he so desperately desires?

Serial Killers Investigation Unit Series: Book #1
Aline de Chevigny

Mainstream Romance: Suspense/Mystery, Horror, Contemporary, Action/Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-60435-959-6
Price: $8.99

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Will sparks ignite and set off a fire or will they peter off into a slow burn out?

Doctor Amy Allens isn't looking for love; she's looking for a killer. As a Psychoanalyst she can see into the dark minds that prey on humanity - but Detective Ry Stevens is a complete mystery.

Will their growing attraction make them a stronger team or will the sexual sparks be a distraction that costs them their lives?

Aline de Chevigny

Mainstream Romance: Historical, Time Travel, Holiday (St. Patrick's)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-957-2
Price: $6.99

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What would you be willing to do to find true love?

A grandmother’s last request, a mysterious old coin, and a heartfelt wish.

Armed with a mysterious package, Angelica travels to Scotland to fulfill the requirements of her grandmother’s will. The package contains an ancient coin and a letter telling her to make one wish.

Angelica’s wish for true love sends her back in time and into the arms of a man who could make all of her dreams come true – if she’ll let him.

Jennifer Loy

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary
ISBN: 978-1-60435-963-3
Price: $11.99

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Victoria Slater is struggling through a busy tax time with April fifteenth just around the corner. Working out of her home doesn’t help when someone begins to play practical jokes on her. From mice in her kitchen to embarrassing singing telegrams. She doesn’t have time for the messes the culprit is causing and certainly not the two male neighbors, Christian Taylor or Kirk Jacobson; she’s dealt with for half her life.

Victoria decides to retaliate against Christian. He’s the only one who could be causing the trouble, her enemy since the eighth grade. It couldn’t be Kirk, her all time crush. After visiting a fortune teller she finds out that two men are pursuing her and one is misleading her.

With multiple misunderstandings, a year book note she never found, a sudden change of address, and a tenth year reunion, Victoria learns the true meaning of There Goes The Neighborhood.

Raine McIntyre

Erotic Romance: Fantasy, Science Fiction/Futuristic
ISBN: 978-1-60435-961-9
Price: $11.99

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Fairies and Elves in the future, Oh My! Political intrigue at every corner! Who can you trust to help you survive?

In a fantastical future more than a century away, the world consists solely of the United States, America and Terrantoo, a magical world unlike anything Earth has seen since the time of Faeries and Elves in the middle. A plot to pair Marnie, a half dryad, with Jake, the heir to the American throne and Sam, Marnie’s half brother and half shapeshifter, with Cat, Jake’s younger sister, sends the four from the United States across Terrantoo to America.

Although the denizens of Terrantoo prove dangerous, family plots of the scheming kind, shared histories of wounded pride and mistrust, mutual attraction and sensual exploration that scorch the heart turn out to be the true threat to their peaceful, predictable lives. They battle Ogres, Harpies, Pixies, and Brownies as well as humans and Faeries, to survive while discovering new love and rediscovering old along the way. Magic and passion combine in this erotic tale of political intrigue in a time when fantasy and reality have come to occupy the same space.

Will love be the way of the future or just a thing in the past?

Nicole L. Pierce

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary
ISBN: 978-1-60435-936-7
Print: $9.99

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Run! Run as fast as you can Rachel before the evil finds you!

Rachel McKenzie is on the run and the stakes have never been higher. Having just escaped from an abusive spouse, she's hell bent on protecting herself and all she holds dear. The elusive Rachel may be brave, but she's also vulnerable and destitute.

Matthew Steele is a wealthy philanthropist known for his work to help stop domestic violence, but he's no stranger to heartache. His current life is full of challenges and his past has left him emotionally scarred.

When the handsome and mysterious Matthew sets out to hire a new live-in caregiver for his autistic sister, falling in love is the furthest thing from his mind. But then he meets Rachel. Although he's initially determined to deny his attraction to her and to keep her at arms length, Rachel's innocent and unwitting sensuality proves to be irresistibly tempting. As the couple becomes closer, they forge a caring friendship fueled by an undercurrent of unspoken desire.

Will Rachel and Matthew forever deny their feelings, or will they give in to passion?

Zenobia Renquist

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural, Holiday (Valentine's)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-919-0
Price: $7.99

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She wants a boyfriend for Valentine's and her husband wants to deliver.

Tori has come to the realization that her marriage lacks the spark it had in the beginning. She and her husband argue more than anything else and she foresees a nasty break-up on the horizon if something doesn't change. When he asks her what she wants for Valentine's Day, her answer is scandalous and straightforward—a boyfriend.

Rather than be upset, her husband is intrigued by the idea and sets out to make it happen. Tori has set herself—and him—an impossible goal and her prospects aren't that promising. But she's determined to have a boyfriend in time for the most romantic holiday of the year.

Marie Rochelle

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural, Holiday (Christmas)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-904-6
Price: $9.99

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Can you get what you want?

Ever since she could remember Sage Nicole always had a crush on the wickedly handsome Rally Teveare, but the stubborn devil refused to acknowledge her feelings.

To Rally, Sage would always be the little girl his parents took in after her family died in a tragic fire. He refused to admit that he wanted her with a passion that scared him.

Yet, he couldn’t deny that the awkward little girl had grown into a breathtaking woman. A woman who made him dream about things he shouldn’t and wouldn’t.

However, when Sage is vowing to leave his life forever… Rally only has one choice… show Sage her place is with him. Will Sage move on or will Rally step up to the plate?

Marie Rochelle

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-905-3
Price: $9.99

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Will the cop in him be more?

Romance writer Kissa "Bri" Collins tried not to notice how unbelievably handsome the model was the second he sauntered in horribly late to her model search. Dark brown hair with natural highlights brushed the collar of his white t-shirt, compelling gray eyes held hers as she tried to keep her composure as his deep rich voice apologized for being late.

Never being involved with a case that he couldn't handle FBI agent Forbes Huntington takes risks for a living. In the fifteen years he has been an agent there hasn't been a job that he hadn't used his strength, charm or good looks to get solved.

So, he wasn't worried about this new case that his boss assigned him to. How hard could it be posing as a cover model for a romance novel to catch a banker robber? Forbes thought he had everything under control until he walked late into the modeling auditions and spotted the woman of his dreams, his soul mate.

Now how could he pretend to be something he wasn't and arrest her only living family member? When all he wanted to do was risk everything he had for a taste of her perfect mouth?

Desert Rose Anthology
Sheniqua Waters

Mainstream Romance: Historical/Period, Interracial/Multicultural, Desert Rose (Sheikhs)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-964-0
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Price: $10.99

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Kidnapped and sold into slavery, is there more to life than what Laila experiences?

Kidnapped from her home in Cairo, Egypt, Laila is placed on an auction block in Constantinople and sold to work as a handmaid to a wealthy man and his daughter. Unhappy as a maid and leery of the lustful advances of her owner, Laila dreams of returning to her home.

Laila is sold to a Turkish harem where she catches the eye of the handsome yet arrogant palace heir, Kudar al Numan. As Laila fights to deny her feelings for Kudar, their relationship is threatened by the jealous rage of another woman.

To keep the couple apart, Laila’s nemesis hatches a plan to force her to make a choice…return to the family she loves or remain in her new life with her new love. Either choice may be seen as an act of betrayal. Which will she choose? And does going back to relive the past mean there is no hope for the future?

Debi Wilder

Erotic Romance: Contemporary
ISBN: 978-1-60435-947-3
Price: $7.99

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More than a sex shop… A place where fantasies come true… Dead or alive.

Cassandra Jameson is a 21st Century woman who doesn't believe there's a man alive who can sexual satisfy her...except in her fantasies. When she and her best friend, Paige Matteson buy a centuries old building and open their shop Eternal Pleasures, little did she realize that housed among the brick was a handsome and mysterious man.

After losing the love of his life in the witch hunts during the 18th Century, Garrett Alexander made a bargain to join his beloved Victoria. All he had to do was spend the rest of his "existence" among the living providing sexual lessons for the gentile. What he didn't expect was a woman with powerful sensual aurora to call him hundreds of years into the future.

Will Eternal Pleasures be forever or will Cassandra and Garrett just be a moment in time?

The Moon Series: Book 4
Rose Marie Wolf

Mainstream Romance: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal (Shifter)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-953-4
Price: $11.49

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Werewolf Rose Barnett has a serious problem: She's pregnant and unsure who the father of her child is. To make matters worse, her husband, Jason, is gone, unknowing that she is even carrying a child and a new werewolf arrival to the PRDI brings a wave of unexplained "accidents", that threaten her and her unborn child…

As Rose's pack bands together to uncover the truth behind the accidents and keep her safe, Jason works ceaselessly to find out the truth behind his growing psychic abilities. When an unexpected psychic call for help leads him to a research facility, Jason meets a strange woman who may be the key to discovering his true self. But before he can return home with his findings, he must stop a new threat before it is too late for them all.

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22 May 2009

The First Taste

It’s hard not to think about new beginnings when you’ve been entrusted with an angel for the day. Especially when you and the bundle of joy in question share a birthday. Well almost. (What’s 24 hours between friends?)

So here, three month old, Brielle and I sit, staring at the computer, contemplating quantum realities and string theory. (This kid keeps me on my toes) We’re also pondering the impending birth of my writing career. Daunting topics all.

Fiona Vance calls June 4th our author birthday, one we share with Debra Kayn. (I’ve got the anxious mama nerves to back up that ‘introducing your baby to the world’ image.) And since I was meant to be posting a Scene From A Love Song today I’m reminded of Fiona Apple’s The First Taste:

“I lie in an early bed thinking late thoughts Waiting for the black to replace my blue”

Yep, I’m so excited and worried that I can’t sleep. What if I didn’t do my best? Worse, what if no one likes my ‘kid’ or it gets picked on?

“I do not struggle in your web because it was my aim to get caught
But daddy longlegs, I feel that I'm finally growing weary
Of waiting to be consumed by you”

I’m definitely not complaining. Becoming a writer is my dream and the anticipation of sharing my work with readers and hearing your thoughts is like the first ride on a roller coaster. Thrilling, yet you still wanna throw-up.

“Full is not heavy as empty, not nearly my love Not nearly my love, not nearly”

Even though I’m scared to death. I can’t imagine not doing this. No matter what the outcome, the emptiness of not writing far out weighs possible failure…and isn’t that exhilarating?

“The first taste Let it begin, heaven cannot wait forever Start the chase; I'll let you win But you must make the endeavor"

This last part is like the voice of the divine and reminds me of the quote “Be bold and great forces will come to your aid.” Cheers to hoping…and praying!

Before I go I’d like to share the first taste of Keeper of the Way with you and invite you to share a taste of your first books too. Happy Releases!

taken from KEEPER OF THE WAY

10:15 PM

Dragon thorns were very efficient, Nia’Mora mused. She would be dead from poison-induced paralysis in a matter of heartbeats. And she felt no pain…nothing…other than the agony of her bond-mate. Tears splashed against the cold amber floors beneath her cheek. If not for that, death would be almost pleasant. It was all so clear now, but she wasn’t shown her entire life, as she’d come to expect. Instead, the flickering images replayed only this: her final day…

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21 May 2009

New Releases May 21

Red Rose™ Publishing

~ May 21, 2009 ~

New Releases (eBook)

Mark Terence Chapman

Mainstream Fiction: Science Fiction/Futuristic, Interracial/Multicultural, Paranormal, Action/Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-60435-333-4

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When private detective Donatello Sunrise is coerced into finding a Mob boss’s daughter, he stumbles onto a much bigger case. Dozens of women, all young, all petite, have disappeared in recent weeks. Mysterious and conflicting clues seem to point to a government conspiracy, a mad scientist bent on global domination, or perhaps abduction by bloodthirsty alien vampires. Nothing makes any sense.

Before he knows it, Sunrise and his hooker friend Lola find themselves in a life-or-death struggle. The Mob wants them dead, the cops want them for serial murders—even the kidnappers are after them. With the fate of two worlds intertwined, Sunrise and Lola must somehow help the good guys defeat the evil ones.

The trick is telling one from the other.

Nika Dixon

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-60435-346-4

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Jackson Hale is through with rescuing Casey Marshall. Her crazy stunts and complete disregard for her own safety goes against everything he believes in. But when she witnesses a murder, he’s duty bound to help. As he scrambles to keep her alive, he discovers the true woman beneath the crazy antics, and is left to question everything. If he can’t trust his eyes, how can he trust his heart?

Casey has spent her entire life trying to get Jackson’s attention. She discovers all it takes a dead body and a black hole in her memory. Together, on the run from hired killers, Casey realizes that the only way to keep Jackson safe is to push him away. Even if it costs her a chance at forever…and her very life.

C.A. Hubbard

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-347-1

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What happens when doctors play doctor?

Cardiologist Emily Harte is accustomed to giving orders, but she might learn to enjoy taking them when chief surgeon Drew Dalton seduces her on the night of City Hospital’s holiday party.

What starts out as fun becomes so much more when Drew’s heart turns their game into serious business.

Cia Leah

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Western
ISBN: 978-1-60435-334-1

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Clint Broyhill is out for a good time at the Lazy K Bar. All he wants is to relax and have a few cold ones, but when he arrives, there's a cowgirl in distress with a flat tire.

Being the gentleman he is, he offers to change her tire, but doesn't expect to lose his heart in the process to the hottest little cowgirl he's ever met.

Tales of the Luenan Magi: Book 1
Tara Newlands

Mainstream Romance: Urban Fantasy, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-236-8

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Octavian St James is a Luenan magi, a member of a secret magical race whispered of in human legends since time began. He leads one of three councils who oversee and monitor all magical operations on Earth. Octavian lost the love of his life in 1935 in an inconceivable act of vengeance by a rogue mage bent on his destruction.

During a dream quest, he realizes Amanda Carson; a successful Phoenix restaurateur is the lover he lost. In a desperate cross-country quest, Octavian set out to find her before his vengeful enemy can destroy them both.

Amanda believes the caresses of her dream man are mere illusions, yet little does she realize he is real and seeking her with passionate intensity. Can Octavian stop his vengeful rival from recapturing Amanda or will a tragic history replete itself?

Time Displacement Corps Series: Book 1
Delilah K. Stephans

Mainstream Romance: Time Travel
ISBN: 978-1-60435-338-9

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Sarah Beauchamp has made a life for herself in the past having given up on returning to the present. She only has one question – What had happened?

Captain Matthew Barrington is determined to find the longest missing agent – Sarah. She was lost when the Time Displacement Unit exploded.

The Time Displacement Corps greatest fear is causing a Paradox. But when an agent has been missing for ten years, can they avoid it?

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18 May 2009


I titled this blog 'Time' because I need more of it. But don't we all, if anyone's figured it out please blog about it. Then I've got to find time to read the blog. Isn't it funny how we always seem to lose time, but never recapture it. So if we never get it back why do we say we lost it? Losing something implies it was proprietary to begin with, which time never is, and gives us a false sense of hope.

Right now I've got just enough time to talk about something coming soon from Red Rose that I've been working on with my good friend and wonderful writer, Stephanie Williams. Stephanie and I created The Three Sisters Series. It's what else? The story of 3 sisters, 3 very different sisters, so 3 very different stories.

The first story, RINGSIDE, written by Stephanie Williams and myself is about the youngest sister, Atlanta. At 25 Atlanta has had more jobs than she has fingers, unlike her successful older sisters, she's still trying to figure things out. Then she reads this self help book written by an older woman, or so she thinks.

This first book in the series will be released soon, we're hoping for within the next week or so.

The second book is NORTHERN EXPOSURE by Stephanie Williams about Brittany, the globetrotting middle sister, and the third book is written by me, LaVerne Thompson, MASQUERADE, Sydney's story, the eldest sister. Searching for someone to look beyond her facade.

So keep an eye out for these stories, and also if you've got any tips on how to add more time in a day. I really really need another 60 minutes.

LaVerne Thompson

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15 May 2009


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Not every woman who rides the fertility treatment roller coaster winds up like Octomom.

In Double Out and Back by Lisa Lipkind Leibow, three women's lives are intricately intertwined, as Amelia Schwartz and Summer Curtis struggle with the complex dynamics of intrafamily embryo adoption, and Chandy Markum strives to make her patients' dreams a reality.

After more than a decade, anal-retentive Amelia Schwartz finally stops mourning her parents and decides to pursue single motherhood via embryo adoption. Her fertility doctor, Chandy Markum, is preoccupied with the loss of the cosmopolitan Cape Town of her youth and her first love in apartheid-torn South Africa. Summer Curtis, Amelia's niece, a young, married, overachieving attorney, juggles zealous career ambitions, demanding bosses, and friction with her husband over family and fertility issues. They must confront the painful reality that, no matter what technology humans devise to manipulate reproduction, prolong life, and construct family units, they have not yet mastered control over their beginnings and endings.

Lisa Lipkind Leibow’s debut novel Double Out and Back is coming soon in 2009 from Red Rose Publishing. It is mainstream fiction with strong romantic elements.

If you would like to learn more about Lisa and her upcoming novel visit her at http://www.llleibow.com/

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14 May 2009

New Releases May 14

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~ May 14, 2009 ~

New Releases (eBook)

Bliss Addison

Mainstream Romance: Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-60435-222-1

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Nothing ever goes right for Blossom McDougall. Three marriages and three divorces, two degrees and no career, and if it weren’t for bad luck, she’d have no luck at all.

The curse of Clara Teesdale, the woman who Blossom’s great-granny Aggie stole her husband from, is to blame.

As she approaches her thirtieth birthday, the day when she would follow in the footsteps of her great-granny Aggie, granny Winnie and her mother, Gladys, and take her own life as the curse decreed, God answers her prayers and sends her an angel named Fin.

The pair form a strange alliance, and together they fight the battles of the other.

Jon Bradbury

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-335-8

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Tyler Libby was living the good life. He was a wide receiver for the NFL. He had fame, fortune, and money to burn. He had everything, except, that is, a woman to call his own. But then he learns of provision in his Uncle's will, one that says he will get five million dollars -- if he's married.

Along comes Eden Cherry, a woman he's been dating exclusively, who happens to learn about a yoga retreat. The catch -- she has to be married.

So when Tyler pops the question, it's not a hard choice. But when they both learn that their marriage was not based on the most pure of motives, they have to decide if they will stay married.

Honey Jans

Erotic Romance: Paranormal (Vampire)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-331-0

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A Nibble, a bite, what is that, that taste mighty right?

Cherish McCloud is a fake psychic with a secret talent she doesn’t want to acknowledge. Lucian Masters is a vampire with a price on his head on a mission to avenge his sister. When they meet after midnight sparks ignite. But will a demon lord with a grudge be able to prevent an alliance that was written in the stars? Or will Cherish and Lucian fall in love at first bite?

Legends of Living, Texas Anthology
Tambra Kendall

Erotic Romance: Paranormal (Vampire), Time Travel, Western
ISBN: 978-1-60435-322-8

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Morgan Remington is forced back in time by The Vampiric Council of Darkness. The Hunter, a vampire exterminator, follows Morgan intent on killing him. Adara Galbraith is from the future, sent to 1880’s Texas to stop The Hunter who hides a deadly secret. Adara and Morgan discover the passion of a lifetime, but will they live long enough to enjoy it?

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11 May 2009

Pushing up roses.

Ask any master gardener and he or she will tell you that the secret to a healthy garden is compost. But what is compost made of? Dead things, rotten things, a putrid mass of what was once gaily colored in magenta petals or emerald blades with golden beards cut down, clipped back, mowed or shaved and cast into a pile of decomposition.

Pretty graphic violence isn't it? All that "pain" just in mowing the grass and dead-heading flowers to keep bushes and seasonal selects producing more beauty. There is pain, pathos and death in the romance of each and every rose.

Just like each rose needs a little darkness in its roots to feed, romance itself benefits from a scary moment or two. Unless you grew up with parent(s) like Sissy Spacek in "Carrie" or the Amish, you've indulged in that teen-aged rite of passage - going out on a date with your favorite guy or gal for a slasher film. Something you knew would give you nightmares, keep you jumping at shadows, and guarantee a vegetarian diet for at least a week, but still you went - and full of breathless anticipation. Why? Because it guaranteed that no matter how shy the other person you'd end up huddled together: protector and protected.

Maybe that's why I am drawn to horror, have always been. It is a question I've asked myself since I was a kid, snuggled between my snoring parents watching Chilly Bill Cardille as he hosted Chiller Theater with all the campy horror of the days before Sam Raimi and the new generation of buckets o' gore. Not to say I don't love those as well, I do, even grossed out guys by eating pizza and slurping down cherry Coke sitting enrapt in front of modern flicks like "Hostel."

Most of us will be spared the real devastation of having to endure walking down an unlit alley, at night, in the worst part of town with a dead cell phone battery, and nothing more than an adrenaline rush to help get you away from a slavering baddie with ill intent. But we all feel drawn to experience it at least once, vicariously through television or movies. Is it to look death in the eyes and laugh with hollow, false bravado - or more simply to help drive together a pair that human over-thinking would keep apart?

That truly is the question. However, given the clamour for more dark erotic novels and paranormal romances - it is clear, a little death provides excellent fodder for romance, as much as it does for the rose - the symbol for the genre.

While you ponder your own answer to that question, have a peek at my newest video trailer for my upcoming Red Rose release, "Flesh." Post a question or comment and be entered to win a cool t-shirt I designed exclusively for this short story.

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07 May 2009

New Releases May 07

Red Rose™ Publishing

~ May 07, 2009 ~

New Releases (eBook)

Sam Cheever

Erotic Romance: Fantasy, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-329-7

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When she hits the writer's block of all writer's blocks, Lindsey Prince thinks her muse has abandoned her. But she opens her door one day to find a gorgeous new one standing there, "anxious" to help her finish her current project. There's only one problem…her new muse, Zahn, has been turned purple by Calliope, Chief of the Muses, for indulging in Purple Prose. Unfortunately, his fate rests on Lindsey submitting a purple prose free manuscript to her editor. No pressure there.

To make matters worse, Zahn apparently has a powerful and cranky ex-girlfriend who isn't all that thrilled by the growing attraction between Lindsey and Zahn. She'll do anything to stop Lindsey from submitting that manuscript. Anything. Based on the extremely heated "research" she and Zahn have been indulging in, Lindsey knows her sexy IR story will sizzle. She only needs to live through the process of writing it.

No easy task, that.

Dreams Series: Book 2
Pat Cromwell

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-255-9

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The 'not knowing why' a man disappears is hard. Nicole 'The Militant' Barnes understands that firsthand. When Ethan Dennaud III walked away without a even a wave goodbye, Nicole's life spiraled out of control to the point she didn't recognize the face staring back at her from the mirror.

Now, through a series of seemingly unrelated events, he's back. Ethan has always been the man of her dreams.

With his re-entry into her life and tale of why he left, will she let him make her dreams come true?

Skyler Grey

Erotic Romance: Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-60435-201-6

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Teala Vine's has been invited to the infamous Masquerade Ball hosted by the Greek gods on Mt. Olympus. After choosing her favorite god to bring her fantasy to life, will Teala find herself wanting to remain behind or will she realize that reality can be a much better place?


Melody Knight & N. D. Hansen-Hill

Erotic Romance: Paranormal
ISBN: 978-1-60435-332-7

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Sybil's fate has been cast in glass for hundreds of years. For centuries, her world has been defined within the contours of an antique mirror. Even so, her dreams haven't changed. She longs for a chance to break free, to live her girlish fantasy of sweet future and warm caresses.

Jamie Perriford is a self-made man, acquiescing to family tradition. He visits Perriford Castle with a rolling of eyes and a satirical twist of his lips. Never was a man so put upon by family, by irrelevant traditions, by pursuit from determined heiresses. Jamie has need of neither a wife, nor interference from the past.

When Jamie encounters Sybil, he is as warmed by her form and unique perspective, as he is by her rather dusty and naive charms. When he takes her in his arms, he realizes that although Destiny may have brought them here, it was A Kiss for Luck that has wooed and won her. If he can only hold fast, he may be lucky enough never to let her go.

The Fellorians Series: Book 2
Megan Rose

Erotic Romance: Paranormal (Vampire)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-312-9

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The Fellorians: a new breed of vampire, a new breed of passion

The newly formed Trinity of Fellorian vampires have their first mission together in the mortal world: Return the Merlone Dagger to the realm of Felloria. However, newly rejuvenated vampire Arrbern has a more personal mission. He needs to reunite with the beautiful woman from his past life: in 1815. With a lost love and more dangerous enemies to face, will the Fellorians ever be returned to their homeland?

Sanctuary Moon: First Howl
Linda Sole

Mainstream Romance: Paranormal (Shifter)
ISBN: 978-1-60435-324-2

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A lost princess and a man who keeps changing into a wolf?

Angelica is a princess and her uncle intends to force her into marriage against her will so that he can take over the kingdom that belonged to her father.

Angelica decides to run away, but she is soon in trouble in the forest. Will she be caught and returned to her uncle or will she find the love of her life?

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06 May 2009

Red Rose Publishing Authors Give Back

And you can help us! The Authors of Red Rose Publishing are busy putting together a gift basket filled with goodies for the Brenda Novak Diabeties Auction. There is some fantastic stuff in there!

Autographed Copy of Having Faith by Nancy O'Berry
Autographed Copy of Eureka Point by Betty Ann Harris
Autographed Copy of Infidelity by Debbie Gould

Print Books:
Bare Bones by Aline de Chevigny (Not signed)


Naked Writing-The No Frills Way to Write Your Novel Course from Glenys O’Connell
T-Shirt Flesh by Melissa Glisan
T-Shirt for Rock Bound by Rochelle Webber
Sea Island Cotton Shower Gel from Delilah K. Stephans
Box of tea from Delilah K. Stephans
International Spy Museum Mug from Carol
Book Light
Gourmet Coffee
Red Rose Bath Oils
Small White Cotton Book Bag
Bubble Bath and other goodies...

So far the basket has an estimated value of over $200.00!

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Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Today is my birthday. I hate to limit my good birthday vibes to just one day so I take the entire month of May. I always buy myself a new book to celebrate my birthday. This used to be common- parents, grandparents and even siblings would buy a book, write a short note on the front page, date and sign it. I'm wondering what happened to this once commonplace practice...

I find these long-forgotten books in thrift stores, at the local Goodwill, and even at yard sales. I don't get rid of books and I'm a sentimental person so you can imagine how I feel when I see that someone has carelessly discarded a book that was fully intended to be a lifelong gift. Okay, I understand that everyone can't keep everything ever given to them. (Although my mother doesn't understand that and will give me an evil glare if I put anything she's ever given me in a garage sale!) But aren't books still special to you?

I urge all of you to revive this practice and give a younger, or older, member of your circle of family and friends a book- inscribed and signed. Keep in mind that ebooks could work for this as well. Start a new trend...

 I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they appreciate it. If nothing else you've introduced a dying tradition that should never be forgotten!

Kissa Starling

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03 May 2009

All who wander are not lost

When I accepted the invitation to blog today for Red Rose, I must admit I was anxious. I think it was a form of blog anxiety. This anxiety started me thinking about how we limit ourselves due to fear and how it helps to round characters in stories. In the creation of book characters, writers explore the boundaries of what is and is not possible. This drive is never more apparent than in books of romance and the fantastic.
The human spirit is never more divine or more evil than during times of crisis and nothing challenges what we believe to be the truth more than with the threatened lost of love.
In my upcoming novel for Red Rose publishing, THE DREAM KING and my
earlier work, FOREVER TONIGHT; I allowed my characters to explore how this fear of lost drives us to great heights and lows.
With the hero of The Dream King, Octavian’s fear of losing the love of his life drives him to strive to protect his lover against all odds while his arch nemesis, Jonathan struggles to overcome his own fears of lost though more destructive means until redemption beckons.
In the Sci Fi romance FOREVER TONIGHT, my heroine Ann seeks the protection of her lover at all costs and this changes her life forever.
It is my belief that books of romance and fantastic romance especially, challenge readers to explore places inside that aren’t always allowed expression.
This type of tension creates a rich multihued canvas that makes for great reading. Exploring our shadow selves in the realms of the twin mirror of fear vs. redemption allows us to break free from our own self imposed limitations to see who or what we could be.

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02 May 2009

April 2009 Contest Winners

Egg Hunt April 2009 Winners:

Grand Prize winner of all of May's New Releases:
N. Simon

Second Place winner of a free download from Linda Mooney:
Charlene Coyle


The new contest is up and ready to be played. How well do you know RRP's covers? Check out the clues and find out!

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01 May 2009

Getting Opposites To Attract

It’s Not Just In Physics Anymore

I initially wrote Tanner's Devil, my upcoming book with Red Rose Publishing in 2007. Now that it's 2009, I've had to dig through my memory of the experience.

Good thing I wrote it live which helped when i went back to review readers comments about the book.

(To see more about my live books check out my website)

Anyhoo, after refreshing my memory and as I go through with my editor (Hey Faith) of making this story even more perfect for new readers, I sit here and wonder, how the heck had I created something way out in left field.

Not only did I create it? But it was darn good!

This isn't the first time I've come out of left field, but this was my most unusual.

So how did Tanner's Devil come to fruition?

Well first let me tell you about the story.

Tanner has lived hard on Detroit's streets all her life. Medical expertise passed down from generation to generation, she's trying hard to become a legitimate doctor because she wants to better herself. Unfortunately money is running short and she has less than 24 hours to come up with the last payment for her tuition or she can forget about graduation this year.

Her hope is to get a street gig so bad she gets the money, but that's not the case. She gets tempted by a lot of money to turn to her old profession - the oldest profession of all time and she knows if she doesn't accept escaping this life will have to wait.

Accepting this assignment means that she has to become Donetello's woman again. And this time he won't let her go.

Devlin, a duke and a virgin finds himself upset after discovering his fiancée having sex on their wedding day in the back room of a church with his brother. Wandering off to find his equilibrium, he ends up in Detroit, where he has resolved to end his celibacy by arranging to have a woman - any woman.

To his pleasure, he gets Tanner and one time isn't enough.

That's off the top of my head, but that's enough to get you knowing what I'm going to explain in the next part. Plus I just needed that amount to get your reading appetite wet.

Early 2007, I was challenged by a group of readers and writers to come up with a story of two unlikely people. The trick was that they came up wit hthe characters.

For the heroine, they chose Tanner. An ex-street walker, current street doctor trying to get out of the life she was living. She was pretty enough and not only with street smart but book smart, but determined to get to her goal in life - away from the one she was living, and not relying on any man. She didn't want love in her life, because the last time she had been in love (which had been with Donetello), it had deterred her too much from her goal.

For the hero, we have a thirty-year-old virgin, Devlin. A man who had honed his body and mind to please a woman, but will not give up his innocence because it is the only way he can keep the dukedom title his mother inherited through the Queen of England. He fully intended on losing his virginity very very soon until he found his soon to be wife having sex with his no good brother on their wedding day.

Now how were they to meet? I mean Tanner was from Detroit. A hood rat, street chick and had never stepped outside of Detroit for more than 24 hours.

And Devlin was a world traveler. Detroit was like Mars. Somewhere he'd maybe like to go, but really wasn't that interested in it.

My job as a writer was to bring these two opposites together.

On top of their status, there was also the fact that Devlin was white and Tanner was black.

Devlin expressed his emotions. Tanner kept her emotions to herself. Devlin dressed professional all the time, while Tanner loved to dressed comfortably. Devlin ate in palaces and mansions food so expensive, it would take Tanner a year to afford the kind of food he ate in just one week.

They were on the far ends of the character line and bringing them together was not only a challenge, but a feat of monumental proportions.

Yet as I laid my fingers on the keyboard very excited about the possibility of jeopardizing Tanner's life with the rage Donetello was going to feel when he found out she was not going into his services like he wanted, I felt a pleasurable peace. Even though I knew I’d have to deal with the animosity Tanner was going to have to face from the fiancée desperately trying to get Devlin back. I was shaking in excitement. (That was a really long sentence I know, but this is a blog and I'm not working on limits.)

Tanner's Devil was an impossible feat, but challenging myself as a writer every time I introduce a story to my readers is fun. I really do love it and as I rode the wave of writing a story off the top of my head I literally had braingasms. Yes, Braingasms!

And knowing this, makes me smile, because I know if I had fun writing the book, I know my readers will have even more fun reading it.

I look forward to all your comments and so forth about Tanner and Devlin's "adventure," and I look forward to giving Red Rose Publishing even more of the imaginative minds of Sylvia Hubbard.

Look for Tanner’s Devil coming soon to Red Rose Publishing!!

Loves and kisses
Your Author, Sylvia Hubbard

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