Monday, December 31, 2007

Phaze paperback sale

Now through January 2, save 25% on all Phaze paperback romances!

Sizzling works by Bridget Midway, Leigh Ellwood, Jade Falconer, Robin Slick, and the Coming Together volumes.

To get the discount, enter OHOHOH in the coupon code box when you check out.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Holiday Sale!!

Phaze annual Christmas sale is on now! The annual 50% off sale runs from midnight, Dec. 24 through 1 AM Dec. 26, EST. Use the code HOHOHO to get your discount on titles like...

That means these stories a just a dollar! What are you waiting for??

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Phaze in Verse has been nominated in Best Poetry! I have three poems in the anythology, so when we win, I think I'll count it as my first EPPIE :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Candy Havens:

It’s difficult for me to believe that I just turned in my fifth book, “The Demon King and I,” in five years, and now “Charmed & Dangerous” is coming out in mass market on Dec. 4. I still remember sitting on my bed at two in the morning, the night before my very first meeting with an editor. Another writer friend told me I needed to have more than one idea to pitch to the editor, and I was frantically trying to make something up.

It was a strange feeling when I finally wrote about a character who had been dancing around in my head for some time. I’d just heard that “Buffy” was going off the air, and I was angry with creator Joss Whedon for not going one more year. In retrospect they ended at the right time, but back then I was mad. What would I do without my weekly dose of “Buffy?”

That night before the meeting I put pen to paper and created a character who had the attitude of Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) but the power of Bad Willow (Alyson Hannigan). She would use that power to protect important people, and to save the world. I can’t remember how I came up with the idea for the prime minister, but I wanted a really powerful, cool leader. So of course I had to make one up. (Smile)

That one-page synopsis became a book just a few months later, and crazy stuff happened along the way. A love triangle between Sam, Bronwyn and Sheik Azir developed out of thin air one day. Azir met the Prime Minister in what was supposed to be an information finding expedition, but as I described Azir, I fell for him. Funny how that happens when we least expect it.

The powerful wizard Garnout came from the need for Bronwyn to have some sort of mentor. I love Garnout. He’s one of my favorite people. I also wanted to create my dream town. A place where magic abounds, but overall people are friendly with one another. And of course, great food can be found on every corner in Sweet, Texas.

Even though I’ve moved on to new characters that crazy witch Bronwyn is still dancing around in my head. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever run out of stories for her, and I hope to write many more. It still freaks me out a little when I realize these funny stories have turned into very real books. I’m so grateful to Bronwyn and to all the adventures we’ve had together. - Candy Havens

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Warm your heart and hearth this winter with nine naughty and nice stories of hope and love.

Available at Freya's Bower

Christmas in Ireland, a kiss beneath the mistletoe, a snowstorm centuries in the past, Mother's Night in wintry Germany, and the sweet gingerbread aromas of a fine bakery are only a few of the gifts you can give yourself and loved ones this year.

Come visit to find out what other winter treasures await. Help yourself to an excerpt while you're there!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

DRAGONS' CHOICE by Debbie Mumford

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Sorcha and Caedyrn's love has created a new breed of beings. Neither wholly dragon nor fully human, Sorcha's children shapeshift at will. The six fledglings have been raised as dragons, but the time has come to explore their human heritage. Aislinn and Taran are the first to leave the ice aerie for the world of men.

Aislinn discovers the lure of sexuality amidst the intrigues of King Leofric's court, while Taran learns the source of his debilitating malady. The siblings confront danger and prejudice among their mother's kin and discover love along the way. But love creates dilemmas: To live within the ice aerie with their dragon kin, or live amongst humans? Aislinn and Taran must make their choice.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Diamond Heartstone by Leila Brown

Diamond Heartstone
Leila Brown
Genre: SciFi/Shifter
Release Date: 11-21-07

Alycia's always possessed an affinity for cats, big and small. But when she's kidnapped by a being more feline than human it turns from an asset to a issue. A six-foot five sexy one.

Barrick never dreamed when he paid the best matchmaker in the galaxy to find his mate she would choose one so... different. Alycia is a headstrong, opinionated, melt in your mouth delicious distraction. She's nothing he wanted and everything he needs.

* * Click HERE for an excerpt. * *

Friday, October 12, 2007

Want a free e book?

Phaze is having a reader answer the questions, send an get a free ebook and a chance to win some print books...and if you let them know Jenna Allen told you about it...I get publisher kudos :)

TO PARTICIPATE: Until we get the form active, please paste the questions below and send your answers to klively (at) phaze (dot) com. We will try to get your book to you ASAP. Thanks for participating.

What is your e-mail address? (So we can send your free eBook)

Name of Phaze Author who referred you to this survey :: Jenna Allen

How many eBooks do you buy a month?

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When purchasing directly from a publisher, what do you consider to be the most important factor?

Would you be more inclined to buy from a publisher that offered regular sales and discounts?

Would you be more inclined to buy from an eBook publisher that offered print books?

If you could change one thing about the website of your favorite publisher, what would it be?

How do you most often hear about a new eBook publisher?

From which publishers do you most often buy eBooks? CHOOSE FIVE

What are your favorite subgenres of erotic romance? CHOOSE FIVE

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If you knew an eBook was going to print, would you wait to buy the print version?

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What length preference do you buy most often?

What heat level of erotic romance do you prefer?


Thank you for answering our survey! Please write the name of the Phaze eBook you would like to receive for free. (Visit for our current catalog).

Jenna's suggestions...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Another review...

Ms. Allen did quite a nice job of describing her characters and I found the plot to be interesting. -- The Romance Studio

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ON review

4 cups! -- CoffeeTime Romance

"A marriage in distress, and a husband wishing to make amends, makes the believable characters spring to life in On Again. I admired Paul the way he seeks to safeguard Kayla. Even though she wishes to help some of the users with drug problems, Paul wants to keep them off the streets. I could share in his logic. Jenna Allen pens a great plot, an interesting couple and learning to get past the heartache. By taking a deepening hurt and no communication, she shows how a relationship often sees past the hurt in this stirring read."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Midnight Melody by Ava Rose Johnson

An Erotic Ghost Story

Available now from Twilight Fantasies

Five years after her husband’s tragic death, Lizzie Jenkins’ life has
come to a standstill. Spending her days like the living dead, she
struggles through, the darkness dragging her down. But when the music begins, arousing her from troubled sleep, long-gone emotions are

The green-eyed piano player hypnotizes her with his soft
melodies, eliciting a desire within her that she has never
experienced and soon she falls into a passionate affair. It doesn’t matter that this man is from another time, his power over her is too strong. She’s addicted. But how long can a relationship with a ghost last? Surely, it must end… right?

Read an excerpt online here. You can buy Midnight Melody here. Vist Ava's website here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday 13...words I've learned lately

  1. EMAIL BANKRUPTCY :: When you have so many emails you don't even try to sort through them...just trash them all and start over.

  2. MYSPY :: Going on MySpace and checking out all your exes, former bosses, the high school quarterback...

  3. DICK FLICK :: The opposite of a CHICK FLICK

  4. DRUNK CATCHER :: Trip spots on the side walk

  5. FLOORDROBE :: Clothes strewn about the room, usually on the floor.

  6. BREAK YOUR CRAYONS :: Ruin your whole day.

  7. VEGI-CURIOUS :: Trying to be a vegetarian.

  8. TRUTHENIZE :: Telling someone a painful truth

  9. HOSTAGE LUNCH :: When the company has lunch brought in to be nice...but really it's to keep you working.

  10. BLOGORRHEA :: blog posts that say nothing...just posting for the sake of posting

  11. GOOGLE DRIFT :: When you start searching for something and all of the sudden, it's 2 hours later.

  12. DEAD FROG :: the front. I guess junk up against a window must look like a dead frog...maybe if they manscape...

  13. EARJACKING :: Someone who hijacks conversations...

Monday, September 10, 2007

On Again...reviewed!

I thought I was never going to get a review for this one. Luckily, a new review site, Dirty Girl, stepped up.

On Again was a quick read, filled with emotion and passion... 75% of all married police officers get divorces. It's a stressful job, and most cops don't learn to not bring their work home with them. It was touching and enjoyable. Perfect for a lunch hour read.

Monday, September 03, 2007

SOUL'S KIN by RaeLynn Blue

Let RaeLynn Blue's SOUL'S KIN spice up and show you a new frontier! RaeLynn Blue's latest title is a Froniter HeatSheet title, SOUL'S KIN, is available now.

When the daughter of a great chief, Leela is forced to marry a
man she doesn't even know, much less love, her heart breaks into
pieces. To her comfort, her lover, Kunal, vows to be with her always.
Leela can't believe such talk and dismisses it as a brief bout of
insanity, until on her wedding night a coyote appears to her and
howls pangs of great loss.

Kunal won't stand by and watch the woman he loves become anchored to
someone else. He's willing to do whatever it takes, regardless of how
painful, to join with his Soul's Kin.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

On review

I found a review for On Again at The Romance Studio!

"Ms. Allen did quite a nice job of describing her characters and I found the plot to be interesting."

Not exactly quotable...but hey, it's not every day erotica gets kudos on having a plot!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

HEART OF THE STORM by Jennifer McKenzie

If you like The Deadliest'll love Heart Of The Storm...

Eight years ago, Charlene Henderson had tragically lost her brother, a crab fisherman, to the depths of the Bering Sea. She’d left her home, her family, and the only man she’d ever truly loved and run to California to forget. Forget the pain, forget her love, and leave Alaska and fishermen completely behind her.

Unfortunately Alaska isn’t as ready to leave Charlene alone. Some new information on her brother’s death has surfaced, and Charlene must return to Dutch Harbor and discover the truth about what had really happened to her brother.

Ethan Shannon has never forgotten Charlie Henderson, but eight years changes a person, and she’s not Charlie anymore – she’s Charlene, a stuck-up city girl with no love for the sea. Despite his distaste for her new lifestyle, he can’t help the feelings he still has for her, and his desire to find out what happened to her brother – his best friend.

Peace for Charlene can only come by discovering the truth. But will she be able to face the evidence she finds, both about her brother and her relationship with Ethan? Or will the answers lead her back into the heart of the storm?


Thursday, August 30, 2007

WANNA MAKE A BET by Stacy Dawn

Available NOW...

Wanna make a bet?
When aspiring artist and purposefully single Sophie Montgomery mutters those four fateful words, her sexy neighbor, Jay Coltrane, pounces on the opportunity to prove she’s not as immune to him as she thinks. Before she knows it, Sophie finds herself not only betting against a seduction, she’s betting against her own ability to keep her dreams intact and a certain luscious landscaper out of them.

What people are already saying:

“Lay down your money and let the dice roll, because Wanna Make a Bet is a sure thing. From a drool-worthy hero to an adorable bulldog with a thing for monkeys, this book will hook you in with its depth of characters, humor, and sizzling sensuality. I cancelled dinners and was late for appointments, all because I had to know whether it would be Jay or Sophie who won the bet. Stacy Dawn is a talent and I can’t wait for her next novel!”
-Bronwyn Storm

The story will keep you guessing, right to the end.....CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

And the Beat Goes On...

Last week I posted about how Alison Kent was supporting the Coming Together for The Cure anthology. Now...Jessica D. Russell has picked up the torch. AK is nearing her maximum, so JR pledged another 10 books for 100 comments! What a great way to show support for Cancer Research, and show how supportive the writing community can be of one another!
...and there is more ::
For each author-blogger who hosts such a contest, Alessia Brio is inviting them to include one of their recipes in Coming Together: In the Kitchen — which will benefit Action Against Hunger. Release planned for 2008.
Tilly Greene accepted the challenge as well, pledging 10 books for 100 comments! Plus, she's donating a copy of her December ebook OohRah! to one of the commenters.
This just keeps getting better and better!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday 13 :: Unsolicited Advice

Everyone loves to tell me what to do...and so...I thought, hey, let's see if Google knows any better than the rest of the general hoo-hahs...

Thirteen Things Jenna Needs to do...

  1. Jenna Needs To Stop. Probaby should stop playing with Google. Yes, I know. Thanks.

  2. Jenna needs to get a stairmaster pronto!!!! How RUDE!!!!!

  3. Jenna needs to do some serious soul-searching. Yes...I think it is at the bottom of a tub of movie theater popcorn...

  4. Jenna needs to like herself again. Again? I like myself's the hoo-hahs that have issues.

  5. Jenna needs to eat a taco. OK

  6. Jenna needs to stay out of the sun. Oh...I see...Google is affiliated with Sunset Tan...

  7. Jenna needs to find out how much notice we need to give our landlord before moving out. I am NOT moving.

  8. Jenna needs to wrap herself in bubblewrap. Kinky!

  9. Jenna needs to realize that she is now the co-mayor of skank town along side of Trishelle. Hey's just bubblewrap!

  10. Jenna needs to go read and understand the three laws of thermodynamics before making stupid-ass comments like that. WOW. Google did well on the SATs.

  11. Jenna needs to sort out what happened and deal with this new reality. Oh, and I was just getting used to the old reality.

  12. Jenna needs to make the decision based on whether the odds are acceptable to her, not whether they're acceptable to me. See... this is exactly how advice gets when it goes on too long...convoluted.

  13. Jenna needs to regroup herself and figure out what is the best next step for her... remember she's more of the model than a beauty queen!

Now you do it...come on....take a minute from your TT rounds and GoogleHack for some unsolicted's got to be better than mine...unless you too share a name with a porn star!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. WendyWings
2. Susan Helene Gottfried
3. Joely Sue Burkhart
4. Ann Aguirre
5. Starrlight
6. Tempest Knight
7. Jenna Bayley-Burke
(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coming Together for the Cure

I thought Coming Together for the Cure, an erotica collection edited by Alessia Brio, was a wonderful project. All proceeds are donated to breast cancer research, the stories are wonderful, the authors all believe in the cause...fantastic, no? And then today I noticed Alison Kent decided to get behind the anthology.

Cancer touches everyone, but hats off to AK who decided to put her support, both promotionally and financially, behind the collection. For every ten comments on her blog, she's buying (and giving away) a copy of Coming Together...up to 25 copies! So...comment up, people! And pick up your own copy of Coming Together!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Portia's Promos...


Acting purely on instinct, I coil my arms around him. I can't believe this is happening and I can't believe what I'm doing. This new, different, impatient me takes the initiative and presses her tongue against his lips, demanding entrance.

He laughs, the sound deep and rough in his chest, and he admits me. Then a second later, it's like he throws a switch and he takes total control.

When vibrant, forty-something widow Annie Conroy espies her new neighbours Maria Lewis and Robert Stone having kinky sex in their back garden, she decides it’s time that she too woke up and smelt the erotic roses. And where better to begin her daring adventures than the luxurious Waverley Grange Country Hotel, and its hidden den of iniquity, the chintz-clad but wickedly pervy Suite Seventeen?

Under the stern but playful eye of exotic master Valentino, Annie quickly discovers the shocking hidden depths of her own sensuality, and surrenders herself body and soul to his outrageous games of power. But when the Waverley’s entire future hangs in the balance, and Annie has the means to help save it, dare she gamble on going one step further… and giving her heart to the mysterious man who’s come to control her?

"...this deliciously seductive story... is hard to put down" ~ Romantic Times, Four and a Half Stars, Sept 07

'Suite Seventeen contains all Portia's trademark treats from the arousing narrative, a wicked blend of deviant episodes, and an undercurrent of pragmatic and poignant romance.' ~ Ashley Lister, Erotica Readers and Writers Association

'I am grinning from ear to ear having savoured every last dripping word...' ~ Ann, poet and blogger

'a cheeky and very lovely read' ~ Madelynne Ellis, bestselling author of A Gentleman's Wager

ISBN 0352341092

Published by Black Lace in June 2007 [UK] and August 2007 [US]

Read an excerpt at [NB. excerpt is NC
17 and suitable for adults only.]

Suite Seventeen is available from and


Published by TOTAL-E-BOUND - a contemporary super length novel

Available from 6th August 2007


There's something in the air...

Flora Swain is a newcomer to the village of Marwick Magna, renowned for the inspiration it provides to painters and poets. Impetuous and strong-minded, Flora is no artist – yet. But there are creative urges within her, she is convinced, and she has come to the country to give them life.

The strange thing is that Flora’s urges turn out to be almost entirely sensual. Is it the undoubted physical allure of her new neighbour, Declan McKenna, that’s driving her wild? Or the explicitly sexual messages which appear daily in her post? Or could it be that country life has revealed to her an insatiable, highly erotic new self?

Read an Excerpt

Available now from TOTAL-E-BOUND

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Like nothing you've ever imagined...Dayna Hart

“Go Between” by Dayna Hart

Between two races that hate each other, at the doorway between two worlds, can Claire find the strength to be the emissary they all need?

Book One of The Curtain Torn series.

Halfway through her twenties, her divorce, and a bottle of rye, Claire opens her birthday present—a “pressed fairy” book.

One of the fairies is neither pressed, nor a picture. He’s the sinfully sexy Dell, who’s been trapped inside the book for twenty years. The moment Claire frees him, goblins attack her house. Dell and Claire’s only option is to use a “Between”—a rift between their worlds—to escape into the land of Fae.

There, Claire discovers the elven queen, Eliane, has a mission for her—one that has her keeping secrets from Dell. And ousting the goblins from her home is only the start.

Read An Excerpt Online

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thursday 13

I'm totally stealing this idea from Robin. Why not? I check Google constantly in the hopes that someone...anyone...has had time to review On Again. I think all the reviewers are on vacation!

Thirteen Things Jenna feels
  1. Jenna feels torn about her future
  2. Jenna feels terrific about her new hairdo
  3. Jenna feels a whole swarm of old memories bubble up inside her. (uh-oh...get the Pepto)
  4. Jenna feels that her adventurous artistic sensibility is a reflection of the diverse ethnic, cultural, and creative atmosphere in which she grew up.
  5. Jenna feels the passage of wind in front of her face (who was I standing behind! How rude!)
  6. Jenna feels smart, successful, and sexy
  7. Jenna feels compelled to obey the strange voice, to desert her fellows in order to go on a long quest (who told Google about my soft serve ice cream obsession? Hmmm? Who?)
  8. Jenna feels the time for romance has almost past her by. (No. Hubba Bubba is not getting off that easy. Sorry dude. Bring on the flowers.)
  9. Jenna feels confident that she is well prepared for whatever life. may bring to her.
  10. Jenna feels ready for anything
  11. Jenna feels people blame editing as an excuse for bad behavior.
  12. Jenna feels the need for auto-erotic manipulation (see...having the same name as the internets most famous porn star can get you into a bit of trouble)
  13. Jenna feels horrid to say this but she is literally falling asleep on her keyboard

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Shelli Stevens!
2. WordTrix!
(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I need to join EPIC

I'm planning on joining...I just haven't rustled up the cash yet. Maybe ON AGAIN will do really well and pay for me to join. That would be quite nice.
Who's planning on going? Since I won't have to fly...and my Urban Phaze releases that month and is set in Portland...I am quite excited to go! Who else plans to be there?

Monday, August 06, 2007

For my friend Jen (there are LOTS of us!)

Devil's Pearl By Dawn Halliday

After a year of pursuit, Sir Devlin Vaughn has finally found the beautiful woman who made him the laughingstock of London society. Now he intends to keep her as his permanent sex slave, whether she comes willingly or not.

Julia Beaumont escaped Devlin in an attempt to become a legitimate lady. Her plan backfired, leaving her reputation in tatters. Now Devlin holds her in his thrall once again. Can she free herself, or will he enslave her for life?

Read an Excerpt

Buy Now From Ellora's Cave

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday 13 -- #1

Thirteen Things that happened this week

1…. ON AGAIN went up on FictionWise!

2…. Sent out more review requests...everyone seems to be backed up.

3…. Came up with a title idea for my Urban Phaze - Oregon Orgasmic. It's set in Portland.

4…. We got the proofs on Phaze in Verse. Very exciting.

5…. My alter ego is starting a category romance set in odds are...Jenna Allen will get to set something there for Phaze as well. Multi-tasking my research.

6…. Made a schedule for writing the rest of the year...but now I have to re-do it because of Hubba Bubba stuff. Don't you love life?

7…. Took Rose Colored Glasses' Write 50 Books A Year class.

8…. Sent an On Again except to eCataRomance

9…. Prowled Yahell groups...are there any readers on those, or are they all authors posting excerpts?

10…. Took the kids to swimming and tennis

11…. Got signed up for a sleep study to see if it explains why I am so tired...

12…. READ!

13…. Did my first Thursday 13!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Christine d'Abo
2. Elle Fredrix
3. Joely Sue Burkhart
4. Paige Tyler
5. Diana Castilleja
6. Gina Ardito
7. Robin L. Rotham
...keep 'em coming!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Coming Soon...

Phaze In Verse
September 2007
Phaze Books
An anthology of poetry written by some of your favorite Phaze authors. Includes several of Jenna's poems.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Emily Ryan-Davis has a new e-mailing list wants you to be on it.

To join, email

You’ll receive direct announcements of her new contracts, new releases, new book reviews, new chat appearances, new interviews, and new contests. All her, all the time. None of anybody else.

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Every Sunday ’til they’re gone, she’ll take all the week’s new members, put them in a hat (that pink Hello Kitty sun hat, as a matter of fact), draw a name, and draw a prize from the prize box.

For a complete prize listing, visit Emily's Web Site today!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Portia da Costa's Latest...

When Sylvia sees her new upstairs neighbour doing Tai Chi in the communal garden of their apartment building, she immediately knows she wants to do far more than borrow a cup of sugar from him. Nathaniel Gowen is everything she wants in a man and more—handsome, sexy, mature and mysterious—and she’s trying desperately to think of a casual way to introduce herself to the man who haunts her erotic dreams and fantasies.

But then one day, he comes knocking at her door…

Read an excerpt

Buy from Total-E-Bound

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tawny Taylor's latest...

“Dirty Little Lies”

Buy from MBaM
Genre: ,

ISBN: 1-59998-563-2
Length: Novella
Price: 3.50
Publication Date: July 24, 2007
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

The destruction of a historical landmark sparks a treacherous chain of events…and Reed Harris’s life isn’t all that’s in jeopardy.

Tall, dark and sinfully seductive, Bain Kavanagh won’t stop until he gets his ex-fiancĂ©e, Reed Harris, back in his life and his bed. Danger and unbridled desire keep her there, for now. But with gun-toting treasure hunters thwarting their search for answers, Bain’s resolve, his strength and his love will be tested.

A sweet little old lady drags freelance writer Reed Harris into a world of dark intrigue. Not only does Reed have merciless killers chasing her heels, but one ruthless male pursuing her heart. Spurred on by a lifelong dream of becoming an investigative reporter, Reed casts aside caution to help Bain solve a deadly mystery. Unfortunately, she has no idea what she’s in for. It’ll take more than her sharp wits and a nail file to get her out of it.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, mild violence…and a man with a killer body.

Read An Excerpt Online

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

ON AGAIN by Jenna Allen

On Again by Jenna Allen available NOW!
Phaze, HeatSheet, Force Series

Paul Bentley is a NARC, his estranged wife Kayla is a drug counselor trying to keep others from running afoul of the law. The stress of the job breaks their marriage, but can the passion that remains help Paul and Kayla get back "on again"?


"Kay? I'm lonely."

"Better to be lonely alone." Her lip trembled and she prayed it didn't show in her voice.

"Yeah. Look, I know I agreed to leave you alone. I know there's no going back. You're better off without me dragging you down. But I was thinking, maybe I could come over? We could open a bottle of wine and try and talk again."

"You never dragged me down when you were here. It was losing you and having to see you still here that hurt." Her stomach twisted and she inched lower in the tub, letting the water soothe her wounds.

"I feel like I should take that hurt away, you know? I want to hold you and let you know none of it had anything to do with you. I didn't want any of it to touch you."

"I don't live in a bubble, Paul." She took a deep breath for courage. "You don't want to change. You just don't want to be lonely right now. And on again, off again is not good for either one of us."

"We haven't tried on again. Let me come over. I'll bring a bottle of your favorite wine and you can mess up my head. And then once I get it together we can mess up our bed. It's been way too long, Kayla."

"We can talk on the phone." Her eyes felt heavy, tears threatening. She wanted him, the old him, here in the worst way. But she didn't think she had it in her to tell him to leave again.

The phone clicked in her ear. She called his name a few times before giving up and setting the phone on the ground. She closed her eyes, trying not to think of him, but it was too late. His image loomed in her mind, teasing her.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The FORCE is heating up!

The FORCE line-up is starting to be released. I have been excited about this series since its inception - sexy cops and military heroes? Bring it on!

First up is Portia Da Costa's Eyes Of Desire.

Love at first sight? When Megan takes a summer holiday at a country cottage in order to recover from an eye operation, she doesn't expect to encounter a strong, protective stranger in her garden. Even though she can't see him properly, she can still tell that Guy is powerful, charismatic and sexy. Instinctively and instantly attracted to him, can she trust her new friend to bestow some sweet hands-on sensual healing?

The sensual descriptions in this story will show you why she has earned so many fans with her novels from Ellora's Cave & Black Lace.

Kate Burns Into The Heat is up next. And really...what could be hotter than smoke jumpers and unequited lust?

Being a firejumper is hot enough, but when Delia finds herself assigned to a remote cabin for two weeks with fellow firejumper Cooper Tallman, things begin to really heat up. She and Coop take care of all their assignments at the post while doing their best to ignore the growing attraction between them. They manage to keep their internal fires at bay until one afternoon when circumstances throw them into such close contact they can't ignore their smoldering bodies. When duty calls they, of course, answer. But the forest around the couple is not the only thing ablaze and they begin to realize they cannot ignore their feelings for much longer--or can they? After all, in a wildfire anything can happen. There are no guarantees, and not every flame can be extinguished.

Cara North's Fraternization rounds out the titles out now. Realistic characters with flaws and quirks that grow on the reader, and each other make this story work.

Some rules were made to be broken. When a Gunnery Sergeant fools around with a Captain it can put both of their careers at stake. Gunnery Sergeant Scarlett King took a risk, took a break, took a lumberjack to bed, or so she thought. Captain Ezekiel Major needed an escape, found it in a stranger, then found out they had broken a very strict code of conduct. It's so wrong, but feels so right!

Every week brings new FORCE titles...collect all 12!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Did y'all know...Portia DaCosta has a FORCE HeatSheet coming?

Available from June 07 [UK] & August 07 [US]


Acting purely on instinct, I coil my arms around him. I can't believe this is happening and I can't believe what I'm doing. This new, different, impatient me takes the initiative and presses her tongue against his lips, demanding entrance.

He laughs, the sound deep and rough in his chest, and he admits me. Then a second later, it's like he throws a switch and he takes total control.

When vibrant, forty-something widow Annie Conroy espies her new neighbours Maria Lewis and Robert Stone having kinky sex in their back garden, she decides it’s time that she too woke up and smelt the erotic roses. And where better to begin her daring adventures than the luxurious Waverley Grange Country Hotel, and its hidden den of iniquity, the chintz-clad but wickedly pervy Suite Seventeen? Under the stern but playful eye of exotic master Valentino, Annie quickly discovers the shocking hidden depths of her own sensuality, and surrenders herself body and soul to his outrageous games of power.

But when the Waverley’s entire future hangs in the balance, and Annie has the means to help save it, dare she gamble on going one step further… and giving her heart to the mysterious man who’s come to control her?

'I am grinning from ear to ear having savoured every last dripping word... ' - Ann, poet and blogger

ISBN 0352341092

Published by Black Lace in June 2007 [UK] and August 2007 [US]

Read an excerpt at [NB. excerpt is NC 17 and suitable for adults only]

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