Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hard - blog tour


Title: HARD

Author: Cheryl McIntyre

Release Date: March 20, 2015


HARD Synopsis:


I have been staring at her for three months. Watching her. Memorizing her.


For ninety-two days, I’ve looked into those lifeless green eyes.


And for ninety-two days she has inspired me in ways I never knew possible. A muse, unbeknownst to her. Motivating me. Encouraging my darkest desires.


I’m a man who knows what he wants. And what I want is the beautiful and broken Holland Howard.


My name is Jensen Payne—photographer, autocrat, lecher, Scopophiliac. I am who I am and I will not—cannot—change.



*This is an Erotic Romance. Recommended for readers 18+ ONLY.

WARNING: This book contains possible emotional triggers.

HARD is a full-length stand-alone erotic romance novel(approximately 50,000 words).  



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Cheryl McIntyre is the author of the bestselling Sometimes Never series, as well as the Dirty series, Infinitely, and Dark Calling. 


She calls Ohio home, though she secretly dreams of living somewhere much warmer--preferably near a beach.  She is a mother, author, and insomniac, as well as a reader, self-proclaimed movie critic, and incredibly bad singer. Her life revolves around four things: family, music, books, and really bad scary movies.


You can follow her author page on Facebook where she lives part time. On Goodreads—which is like crack for avid readers. On Twitter, though she has still not yet mastered the art of tweeting. On tsū.  Or on her website.




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Untrue Colors - blog tour


Veronica Forand
Untrue Colors
Release date: 3/10/2015

She’s on the run…

Brilliant art appraiser Alex Northrop’s ex used stolen art to fund his nefarious activities. Now he wants her dead. But it isn’t just herself she’s worried about – if he discovers who she really is, he’ll kill her family.

Professor Henry Chilton is shocked to find a beautiful stranger passed out in his bed, and even more so when she reveals a priceless painting is a forgery – the painting he’d planned to use to fund a woman’s shelter. She’s mysterious and frightened, and he is determined to discover why.

Alex's knowledge of art is undeniable—just as Henry’s attraction to her is irresistible. But in order to help him recover the real painting, Alex isn't just risking exposure...she's risking her life.                                                






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He kissed the top of her head, ignoring his yearning to kiss her lips. Her body shivered as her arms circled his waist, and she hugged him close. Nothing had ever fit his body so perfectly. Nobody had ever fit his body so perfectly. She’d have a hard time getting rid of him. She needed a guardian angel, and he’d just appointed himself to the task.

She stopped again and whirled around to face him. With her hand fisted on her hip, her lips pinched together, and an expression that didn’t welcome him into her arms, the feisty woman stood her ground. Feisty looked great on her.

He lifted her chin and deepened the kiss. She tasted of chocolate, the chocolate- covered strawberries served at the end of the party. God, he was hungry for chocolate. Starved.

“Good night, Lord Henry.” Her eyes closed, but a slight smile remained on those pretty lips.

No chocolate for him tonight.




Chapter One

Alex grieved as she looked toward the Louvre for possibly the last time. She wrapped her arms across her chest and tried to steady her breath. Overhearing Luc’s plan to celebrate their four-month anniversary by murdering her had set off her own plan of running as far away from him as possible—not an effective plan, considering the monster sat within six inches of her in a car on the way to her death.

What began as a fairy-tale romance had morphed into a traumatic descent into hell. A glamorous job, a handsome client, a little romance, a perfect life, until she uncovered his deception. Luc was a crook.

And I was the gullible appraiser used to dupe art collectors and even small countries out of their valuable assets. What an idiot I was to believe his lies.

While his main henchman, Pascal, drove them through Paris, Luc held her hand in the back of the Mercedes like they were still lovers. They appeared perfect for each other, a

rich art collector and the young art appraiser who had fallen head over heels for him. Rugged good looks combined with an enormous amount of wealth made him an ideal catch for a woman who didn’t mind being beaten into submission.

Not me. I objected to every broken bone and every bruise on my body.

Luc, dressed in a thousand-dollar suit and wearing a sophisticated five-o’clock shadow across his chiseled features, seemed headed out for a night at the theater, not on the way to eliminate his girlfriend. Alex leaned away from him. She needed to get away. His free hand caressed her arm, rubbed her shoulder, and pulled her back toward him. Moving slowly, seductively, he wrapped his fingers around her neck and started to squeeze. He stared at her, observing her reaction.

“I promise I won’t tell anyone. I swear it.” She pleaded for her life, speaking French, the only language they’d ever used with each other. As his hand tightened, she gasped and struggled for breath.

Luc drew her face closer to his. His lips pinched together, causing the muscles in his neck to tense. “Liar.”

She struggled to pull away; his grip tightened. No longer able to inhale, her eyes watered and her vision faded. With nothing left to lose, she struck out at his face. He released her, but slapped her ear so hard, her head flew into the door. The pain ricocheted through her skull, leaving her numb for a moment.

She glanced out the window and saw salvation. As Pascal slowed for a turn, she opened the door and jumped. Her Chanel suit acted as her only protection when she hit the ground and bounced onto the road. Asphalt scraped

her skin with each rotation until she slammed into the curb. Pain rebelled in ribs not yet healed from her fall down Luc’s marble stairway. Car brakes screeched nearby. In seconds, they would be on her. She hobbled to her feet, sucking in huge breaths. Bystanders pressed around her, trying to assist, but she twisted away, her hands poised to fight anything that touched her.

She merged into the manic crowd entering the Gare du Nord at rush hour. Men and women in suits, groups of schoolchildren, and what felt like hundreds of tourists slowed her escape. With her passports tucked in a travel belt under her skirt and several hundred euros in her possession, she boarded the high-speed train for London and prayed he wouldn’t follow her.



How did you come up with the idea for this story?


I’d written a womens’ fiction novel and had started writing the sequel about the heroine’s sister. When I pitched the stories to an agent, she told me to add a third sister to make the series more marketable. I had the third sister run away from home and live in Paris so I didn’t have to change the first novel. After obsessing about what this sister was doing in Paris, the romantic thriller was born. The other two sisters eventually stepped back into supporting roles.


Where do you find your inspiration?  


Every life experience gives me inspiration, from my embarrassment on prom night, the heartache of watching my boyfriend fly thousands of miles away from me, to the death of a loved one. Those emotions feed every story I write. 


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 


I have a hard time keeping small details in order, so I map out times and places and even names to keep things straight.


What are your current projects?  


I’m doing some edits on the second and third books in this series. In addition, I write a hockey series about the Atlantic City Hustlers with a friend, Susan Scott Shelley. We’ll be starting the third novella for that. I’m also writing a new series about a small town cop.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?  


Heroes can be Alpha and in control of their world and protective of the women they love, yet they must be able to respect the women in their lives choices, even if it goes against their own self interest.


Does music play any type of role in your writing? 


I write in total silence. It’s the only way I can find the emotions and words I need for a scene. If I’m not feeling a certain emotion, however, I have certain music that can transport me into those happy, sad, or scared moments. 


Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?


No. My first book was based on my life, and I felt it was too intrusive. I prefer thinking up a new character for each story and placing him or her in a seemingly impossible situation.


What books have influenced your life most?


I love books that wrap me in a fictional world and have me sad to leave it at the end. Some of the most memorable books I’ve read were “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown, “Outlander” by Diane Gabaldon, “Clan of the Cave Bear” by Jean Auel, and Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series.


Can you share a little of your current work with us?


This excerpt is from “True Deceptions” the sequel to “Untrue Colors.”


Simon turned away from Anna Marie and spit out her saliva. He wiped his tongue on his shirt and then spit again. He'd be fine, but she wouldn't be. He knelt next to the couch and brushed her hair back. Her body rocked, and he held her steady by her shoulders, whispering stupid nothings, but the horror reflected in her eyes didn't subside. Her convulsions had slowed and tears fell fast down her cheeks. She would die in the arms of a stranger who didn't know her, love her, or have the capacity to mourn for her.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?


I try to keep my website up to date with my newest releases and my appearances. www.veronicaforand.com


Do you have a special time to write? How is your day structured writing-wise?


After I take my children to school, I try to write for four to six hours with time for social media and marketing work. If I’m in the middle of an intense scene, I could end up working all night. 


Why did you choose to write romantic suspense stories? 


When I write, I try to create a book I would want to read. I love suspense, that edge of your seat feeling when you read a book. And I love happy endings, so it would be rare for me to end a book without a satisfying resolution.


What is for you the perfect book hero?


Both my heroes and heroines need to have flaws, yet they also have to live by some sort of moral code. My male heroes must respect the women around them or they aren’t hero material. Heroines need to be able to stand on their own feet as well. 


When a hero and heroine join together as a couple, they should be two parts of a whole, not one person being absorbed into the life of the other.





When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?


I plot out my stories before I begin, so I know exactly where I’m going while I write. The characters occasionally take detours and do things I hadn’t anticipated, but they always end up where I want them to go.


When and why did you begin writing?


I’ve always jotted down the beginnings of stories, and then let the ideas fade away. During one NaNoWriMo, I committed to writing an entire novel, and I found finishing stories is a much better feeling than starting them.


When did you first consider yourself a writer?


February 2012. I joined a local chapter of Romance Writers of America and found a group of writers who took their jobs seriously and took my dreams seriously. 


Will you write more about these characters? 


Most of the characters in “Untrue Colors” come back throughout the series. Simon in particular is a key player in book two and three.



Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.


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Crashing Tides - new release


You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.     

Crash one we met.

               Crash two we fell in love.  

                          Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.

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When the band begins to play, I can’t help but smile.  I feel at home.  This beach is my other home, now if only I could dance.  As couples begin to shag on the dance floor, I can’t help but look at Brett’s reaction.  He’s taking it all in and watching their footsteps.  I begin to giggle.  “What?” he asks.  I stand and take him by the hand.  “I have no clue how to do this.”

“It’s easy.  Just remember, one-two-three rock back.  I’ll help you, no worries.”  I wink.  After a few songs, he becomes a natural and, we are laughing, smiling, and dancing like we have been dance partners for years.  When the song ends, they slow things down and Brett never lets go of my hands.  Instead, he pulls me close to him as we sway back and forth and my lips meet his.

He takes me from the dance floor and leads me to the marshwalk.  We walk hand in hand from Wicked Tuna to Sisters Marina while looking at all of the fishing boats and yachts.  On our way back, we walk a little slower and stop to watch the tide flow into the marsh.  Brett wraps his arms around me and I can’t help but look into the clear Carolina night sky and pray this is real.



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About the Author

    Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

    After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

    Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy), and author.  Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Desires Unleashed - new release

Title: Desires Unleashed

Author: Miles Hightower

Release: March 31, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24975166-desires-unleashed?from_search=true




Mitch and Molly have a happy marriage, but they are wanting something more. They both admit to having similar fantasies and desires that go beyond their current relationship. See which discoveries they act on and how their marriage handles their erotic adventure as their desires become unleashed.


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I look at a clock and see we are getting close to being late.  Must be a guy thing, but I hate to be late.  Molly doesn’t seem to mind.  My only thought is that there is two other women we are meeting, and they are probably running late too.  


I hear her coming down the steps.  My heart starts racing in anticipation of seeing what she has been hiding from me for the last few days.  


Molly turns the corner wearing a white dress.  I don't think I have seen her in a white dress since our wedding.  She looks beautiful.  The dress is skintight. It has a silver choker collar that attaches to an inverted V front.  It barely covers the sides of her tits as it hugs her body.  The edges of the dress finally come together in the small of her back, just above her ass and barely reaches down to the middle of her thighs. The back is completely open.  With bare skinned legs and white-strapped pumps, fuck me . . . 


Her hair is down, but tucked behind one ear.  Molly doesn't typically wear a lot of makeup, and tonight is no different.   Diamond strings hang down from each ear and accent the sparkle in her eyes.


"How do I look?" she asks.


I stand staring, speechless.


"So . . .?" she asks again.


"You look beautiful," I tell her.  "Simply beautiful."


I didn't know how else to put it.  Molly turning the corner from around the steps in a white dress took me right back to her turning down the aisle on our wedding day.  I was speechless then too, but at least I had the time she took walking down the aisle to take her in and collect myself.


"Come on," she says as she walks past me.  "Don't just stand there.  Let's get going.  We are going to be late."


Her scent as she walks by is divine.


She knows she just blew me away.  Now she is just teasing me again.


I compose myself; grab my bottle of bourbon and her wine, get the car keys and we get going.


The drive starts out pretty quiet.  “So, are you nervous?” Molly asks breaking the silence.


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Author Bio:


Miles Hightower is my alter ego and now pen name.  He came about as my wife started reading erotic romance and discussing the books in FB chat groups.  Wanting to be apart of what interested her, I came up with Miles Hightower as a persona to lurk about in the social media world while keeping my personal life personal.


I am a husband, for 16 years and counting, to my wife Sara.  We have two children.  When not being a husband and dad to them, I enjoy flying.  At one point I wanted to be a career corporate pilot, flying Lear jets all over the country.  After I graduated from college I taught people how to fly for three years.  Long story short, a flying career didn't work out and I ended up working in manufacturing.  But that's where I met Sara.  So it did work out after all.  I still work in manufacturing, as a Quality Engineer and now just fly for fun when the weather is nice.


Along with flying I also enjoy playing golf, darts, taking my family to water parks, sitting in our hot tub or on a beach with Sara and a glass of wine and now writing.  I tried to learn the guitar a few years ago, but that didn’t go so well.  Apparently I have no musical talent whatsoever.  I am a product of the 80’s and still am very into the hair band music from that era.  And no, I didn’t have big hair back in the day, but I did sport a mullet.


As far as my writing goes, I don’t write “Disney Fairytale” style romances (as I like to call them) where a knight in shining armor comes in and saves the damsel in distress.  I write about fictional erotic fantasy from a guy’s perspective; about how a guy might think, feel or act in a particular situation.  My stories are ideas I make up with a little reality involving the things that interest me, like flying, and life in general tossed in.  I do research the things that I don't know anything about, in an effort to make the story seem a little more real than complete fantasy.  If it's on the internet it's true, right?  I like my book(s) to come of as fantasy, yet slightly plausable.


Anything else you want to know about me, hit me up on my author page on facebook or at www.mileshightower.com.


Again, thanks for stopping by. Miles



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