06 August 2009

New Releases 06 August

Red Rose™ Publishing

~ August 06, 2009 ~

New Releases (eBook)

Marina Cross

Erotic Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-377-8
Price: $1.99

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They were from different worlds, different cultures. However, when they met overwhelming sexual heat and passion followed.

Tia Jenning, successful African-American executive led a well-ordered life, a life that included no time for love. Yet, in a bid to become, a sexually liberated woman Tia hatched a plan to find a man for simple sex then dump him.

Scott Jackson, a Caucasian aircraft mechanic did not have a lot of money. Nevertheless, what he did have was a love for Tia that transcended all boundaries. Yet, when he discovered he'd been used as sex toy, he leaves Tia vowing never to return.

Yet, a strange matchmaker acts as cupid leading to a confrontation with ghosts of the past that will determine if Tia can win back the one she loves. Is she destined to lose her lover for the sin of a silly mistake?

Skyler Grey

Mainstream Romance: Regency, Historical/Period
ISBN: 978-1-60435-364-8
Price: $3.99

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Due to the sudden death of Lady Christine and the deep depression of her father soon after, Catherine Townsend is carted off to live with her mother's family and learns quickly that her arrival is not one of welcome. After years of being the brunt of cruel jokes, Catherine's aunt demands she attend a soiree. During the course of the evening's events, Catherine finds herself stumbling upon a private romp and flees in a hasty retreat for fear of being discovered.

Eric Rycroft, is a prince, and London's most eligible bachelor. Only recently returned after being abroad for the past eight years, the last thing he wants to do is attend a boring party with mothers shoving their daughters in his face. As Eric contemplates an early escape, he bumps into Albert Ashbury, who in turn begs for help to search out a noisy busy-body that interrupted his private tryst, which if revealed, could mean the ruin of his marriage.

Eric decides that a game of cat and mouse might actually be a fun way to past the time but it's not until Eric spots his prey across the ballroom floor, that he finds himself intrigued by the golden minx and a rogue's plans are set into motion.

Starla Kaye

Erotic Romance: Contemporary, Western
ISBN: 978-1-60435-379-2
Price: $1.99

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Yee haa! Watch out Cowboy as Callie has come to play!

Callie recently moved to Carsonville, Kansas as the small town’s new librarian. All her life she has followed her Mid-Western upbringing and is the quintessential librarian: conservative, reserved, maybe a little too prim and proper.

Until she meets and briefly dates the area’s bad boy rancher. When he stops calling on her, she decides to make a change in her life. She decides to shift some to the wild side, free her inner wanton, and shake up the cowboy right down to his sexy toes.

Will the bad boy Rancher be up to what Callie has in store for him? Or will he ride off into the night alone?

M. King

Mainstream Romance: Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-60435-384-6
Price: $5.99

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August 28th 1976: glam rock star Damon Brent lies dead on his bathroom floor, his head caved in and his reputation wrecked.

Three decades on, practical grad student Ellis Ross lives alone in her Brighton flat. She doesn't expect a past that isn't even her own to catch up with her, but she soon finds that—when you're being haunted by a man wearing more eyeliner than you are—it's hard to say no.

Damon's back. And he was murdered, or so he says. Reluctantly, Ellis agrees to help him and begins an investigation littered with old grudges, bitter rivalries and broken dreams. But will she risk losing more than just her mind?

Diane Charles Linford

Mainstream Romance: Paranormal, Gothic/Horror, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-378-5
Price: $5.99

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Thirty-something divorcee Sophia Behrens feels cut adrift in her life until she meets a young black man with more confident attitude than she's ever seen before. Stephen Dryor is fascinated by every aspect of the woman with the eastern European background and needs to know everything about her.

In the meantime, together they slowly get sucked into a puzzle which overlaps both their dreams and their waking lives. Circumstances culminate with a dangerous dive in waters which house a mysterious ancient artifact.

Marie Rochelle

Mainstream Romance: Contemporary, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-390-7
Price: $3.99

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Brock Garret has been lusting after the sexy mocha-skinned beauty Jamina Madison ever since he called her to become his daughter’s cheerleading coach. He knew that he should keep his distance, but its hard when she looks so damn good in those tight, white ass-hugging shorts….there is only so much a man can take.

Out of all of the coaching jobs in the world, why did she end up working for Brock Garrett? It wasn’t fair for one man to be that damn fine without even trying. Just one look from his dark blue eyes could make her forget everything going on around her, but Jamina Madison was trying her best to keep her distance.

Because if he could get her hot just from a look, what would happen once she gave in and let his hands touch her body?

August Monthly Contest

Songs of Summer


One Lucky Winner will receive a treasure chest of prizes. Click below link for a full list.

Duration: August 01 - 31, 2009 (EST)

How to Play:

  • Click the names of each author to visit their websites and find out the song they want to hear. (Note - Links open in different windows. This is NOT a scavenger hunt.)
  • Once you've confirmed everyone's song, get the list to the DJ.
  • All valid entries are entered into a lottery on September 01, 2009.
  • Winner notified and announced on the website, blog, readers' loop, and other announcement locations September 02, 2009.

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03 August 2009

A Vacation with the Fam? What Was I Thinking??

A couple of weeks ago a large part of my extended family met in the Outer Banks, North Carolina for a week of blessed togetherness (sarcasm). Twenty people of all ages and sizes squashed into a beautiful house on the beach. I’d like to say it went off without a hitch. But I’d be lying. All in all, though, a good time was had by…well…most. #:0)

Being with family is always an experience, no matter what your age. When any family gets together for an extended period of time, certain things will happen. Old rivalries will resurface, competitive instincts will revive, and entrenched insecurities will rise to the surface.

It is, of course, no different in my family. But we perhaps cope with it a bit differently than other families.

In my family we don’t go at it face to face. We abhor direct, frontal attacks. They make our palms sweat. We prefer a sneakier program, rich with whispered sniping and private smoldering when somebody doesn’t quite come up to snuff. We embrace passive aggressive techniques and have grown expert at dishing out playful but revenge-tinged activities that both entertain and satisfy.

We put firecracker caps on toilet seats, play tackle kickball on the beach, and put spider “ice cubes” into people’s drinks.

Of course ye old water balloon made a soggy appearance. And a few of us found ourselves chewing an air sandwich on our way into the pool fully dressed. But these are mundane revenge tactics…almost not worth mentioning.

I prefer to talk about the fake cat poop that kept showing up everywhere. Now that’s a truly classy form of revenge!

Seriously though, we all love each other. And we have a lot of fun when we get together. But between the heartfelt hugs and the I love yous, we’re all thinking whether adding shaving cream to the water balloons or short-sheeting the twelve-year-old’s bed would give us more pleasure.

What can I say…we’re a playful bunch.

The tackle kickball? It didn’t start out that way. But we’re very competitive and, well, it was too boring doing it the normal way. So I threw the first tackle. I admit it. And it was a sight to behold. My older sister, a beautiful and kind woman who’d do anything in the world for any of us, was rounding second on her way to third after an impressive kick to the outfield (which my team-mates were stumbling and bumbling to retrieve). A consistent and infuriating size 4, my lovely sister didn’t have a chance when I set my sights on her. I lift 50 lb bags of grain in my barn on a daily basis, so the added 60 pounds of her diminutive frame were almost nothing to me. I picked her up and slammed her (gently of course) to the warm sand, giggling in delight) I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that my delight had nothing at all to do with the fact that the woman couldn’t gain a pound of fat if her life depended on it. While I, alas, have many scars from a lifelong battle with the pudge monster. No, it was all in good fun (lie). And it gave the family many hours of hilarity discussing how her head bounced off the sand as I landed on her.
And we were off.

Bodies flew everywhere. Hilarity abounded (word?) Other people on the beach stopped what they were doing and pulled up chairs to enjoy the show. A gorgeous storm slid in over the water and sent high winds into the game, blowing us around like one of the team.

At one point, my niece (a very confident woman) and I advanced growling on my daughter’s six foot five inch boyfriend as he rounded third. He screamed like a girl. Unfortunately, he also danced like a butterfly and got around us, making it home for a point.

Dang it.

I’ll get him next time.

Yes, we are competitive. But I’m proud to say we drew the line at tackling my 77 year old mother (yes, she was playing too!) or my 8 year old niece to the ground. And great fun was had by all. Well, except for my brother, who’d been tackled by a girl and wasn’t too happy about it. Yay for me!

I love my family. They’ve given me a wonderful place in this world. They’ve provided me with love. They’ve offered undying, unconditional support, and they’re always there when I need them. They ground me and give me a sense that I belong in this world. I wouldn’t trade them for anything and I cherish every last one of them (damn lie).

But that doesn’t mean I won’t tackle their butts next time we play kickball!
What can I say, as that great philosopher Popeye once said, “I yam what I yam.”
And mostly I’m okay with that.


Award winning author Sam Cheever mixes in a little fun, a little adventure, and a little real-life spice to create her sexy fantasy and romantic suspense stories. Sam’s fictional peeps fight their way through a dizzying array of dangerous challenges without letting little things like mean tempered ex girlfriends, dangerous villains, or angry, manipulative gods dampen their zest for life and hot love!

To find out more about Sam and her work, please pay her a visit at any one of the following online hot spots: her website; her author page on Facebook; her MySpace page; or her blog. She always loves to chat with readers.

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01 August 2009

Vampires and Vixens

My first in my new series.........."Vampires and Vixens" will be out September 03 2009. It's an exciting story with a Vampire Detective in the main role. Then watch for my other stories each with a Vamp or a Vixen in the driver's seat.

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