Coastal Magic 2017 Featured Authors Reading Challenge

Hi all!! If you’re a reader who likes to check out each of the authors before heading to an event, we’ve got just the thing for you! Also, if you’re a reader who likes to win cool prizes just for reading, we’ve got just the thing for you, TOO!!

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Starting July 1st (yes, the same day the registration for #CMCon17 begins), we’ll be starting our Coastal Magic 2017 Featured Authors Reading Challenge. There’s a spreadsheet available HERE (and it’s posted in the new CMCon17 Featured Authors Reading Challenge Facebook group, as well), with a listing of a good “first read” from each of our Featured Authors. Of course, if you’re already reading an author, you’re not limited to the titles listed on the sheet – any single book that you read on or after July 1st, from that author, will count toward the challenge.

So, here’s how this is going to work…

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Level 1 — If you read & review 7 books (equivalent to 1 book per month, 7 different authors) between July 1st and January 31st — you will get a small package of swaggy goodness. This will be available to EVERY reader who  completes level 1.

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Level 2 — If you read & review 14 books (equivalent to 2 books per month, 14 different authors) between July 1st and January 31st — you will get a small package of swaggy goodness AND a small gift from one of our Featured Authors. This will be available to EVERY reader who completes level 2.

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Level 3 -HALF WAY THERE!- If you read and review 30 books (that’s 30 books, 30 different authors) between July 1st and January 31st — you will get a small package of swaggy goodness AND a prize pack of cool stuff from select Featured Authors.

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Level 4 -ALL THE WAY THERE!- If you read and review 60 books (that’s 60 books, 60 different authors) between July 1st and January 31st — you will get a small package of swaggy goodness AND a prize pack of cool stuff from select Featured Authors AND be entered into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE of AWESOMENESS (TBD – but it’ll be good!)

So, there are the objectives. Hopefully there’s a level that is comfortable for everyone’s reading agenda. And don’t let the “review” part scare you. You can leave your thoughts about the books you read (good, bad, or just so-so) on your own blog, on Goodreads/BookLife/LibraryThing/etc., or an online retail site like Barnes & Noble or Amazon. You’ll just need to post your links in the handy-dandy Google form, which is HERE, and also posted in the new CMCon17 Featured Authors Reading Challenge group. (All in one place, for easy tallying.)

We’ve got a Featured Author (Tawdra Kandle) and a Featured Blogger [(Tamye from “Books, Coffee, and Crafts News” blog) <– That’s me] to help guide people, answer questions, and keep us all motivated! You’ll see them in the group pretty regularly, and I’ll (Jennifer Morris – she runs the whole shebang) be popping in from time to time, as well. So be sure to ask questions if you need to. (And you never know — we may have a few Featured Author guests come by to chat between now and the end of the challenge!)

We’re so excited to get the ball rolling on this, and we can’t wait for you all to “get to know” our Featured Authors a bit better through their stories. We’re sure you’ve all got some favorites, already — but get ready to add a few more to that list!

Good luck, everyone… and Happy Reading!!

(Disclaimer:  Copied and slightly edited from Jennifer Morris’ post on http://CoastalMagicConvention.com.  

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Celebrate my birthday with me and my hot heroesIn honor of my birthday I am giving away 8 prizesLeave a comment and I will choose 8 people to win their choice of one of my books Today is my 80th birthday, a milestone for sure. It hardly seems possible that I have been writing romance…

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Release Day Blitz :: Roar, Growl & Kiss Box Set — T&L’s book reviews

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The 2016 RITA Best First Book Finalists Blitz Event

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Today we are sharing an incredible giveaway hosted by the 2016 ‘Best First Book’ RITA Nominated Authors! They are giving away 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards, and a copy of each of the nominated titles. There will be 3 winners total. Be sure to sign up below and check out the authors who are participating and their incredible titles.

 

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NO BETTER MAN by Sara Richardson

Book Blurb:
When it comes to business, Avery King always comes out on top. So after a very public breakup, work is the perfect excuse to flee the Windy City for the gentle breezes of Aspen, Colorado. Her mission: acquire the land of a rundown mountain ranch. Avery expects an easy win . . . until she meets the rugged and irresistible rancher who won’t give up his property without a fight.

Bryce Walker is stunned by the stubborn beauty determined to get what she wants. But what she wants is his last connection to the life he used to have. Bryce has plans to return the ranch to its former glory and no way will he sell his family home. Yet the more time he spends with Avery, the more her sweet touch makes him forget his painful memories. Now Bryce must decide whether living in the past is worth losing his future . .

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NIGHT HUSH by Leslie Jones

Book Blurb:

Night Hush is a 2016 RITA® nominee for Best First Book, and the winner of the New England RWA’s Reader’s Choice Award.

In this gripping and action-packed debut, an Army Intelligence officer and a Delta Force soldier must race against the clock to stop a catastrophic terrorist attack …

When Army Intelligence officer Heather Langstrom’s military convoy is ambushed and she’s taken prisoner, she knows she’ll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.

Delta Force Captain Jace Reed isn’t one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they’ve been dispatched to destroy, he’ll risk everything to get her to safety.

Once back on base, they learn her convoy’s ambush was no accident … she’d been targeted. As the evidence of an impending attack mounts, Jace and Heather uncover a deadly terrorist plot that could kill hundreds of civilians.

But Jace’s protective instincts and Heather’s fierce independence put them at constant odds. And as they close in on the extremists, they must learn to trust one another in order to save innocent lives … even if it means sacrificing their own.

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THE STRONGEST STEEL by Scarlett Cole

Book Blurb:
“An incredible story about healing, pain, and trust…you don’t want to miss this one!” –New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin

“I know what you’re up to,” she said.
“And what would that be?” he asked with a devious smirk.
“You know.”
“Is it working?”
She looked over her shoulder to where he was still reclining against the wall, watching her patiently. All the reasons she’d vowed to stay alone, to remain uninvolved, fled as he grinned at her.
“Maybe.”

In Scarlett Cole’s The Strongest Steel, Harper Connelly never expected to find herself outside of a tattoo parlor at one in the morning. The scars that decorate her back are just one more reminder of things she’d rather forget, the past she wants to leave far behind her, but before she can move on, she needs him.

Trent Andrews has his own reasons for specializing in inking over scars. And there’s no way in hell he’s going to turn Harper away. Not when a swirling mix of tenderness and desire slams into him every time he sees her. Being with Harper is like going ten rounds in the ring―exhilarating, powerful, and dangerous. She stirs feelings in him he thought were long gone… if he can only get past her carefully constructed defenses.

Running was the only thing that saved Harper last time, but each session at Second Circle Tattoos brings her closer and closer to Trent. His lingering touches seduce her, making her believe in a life without fear, where she can be happy, whole, in love. But when cryptic messages start appearing on Harper’s phone, strange deliveries arrive at her door, and Second Circle is vandalized, Harper is convinced that her ex-boyfriend has tracked her down, and worse, that he knows about Trent. She ran from her past once before; this time will she have the strength to fight back?

“This book gave me so many feels! Angst, passion, and love all set in Miami, my favorite city. I can’t wait for more from this author and I can’t recommend this book enough.” – Sidney Halston,USA Today bestselling author of Against the Cage

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ALTERED by Marnee Blake

Book Blurb:

When “normal” ends, survival begins…

The sickness came on suddenly and violently. When it was done, waitress Blue Michaels was different in a really strange way. And the entire town of Glory was dead…except for her.

Only that’s not exactly true. A handful of people made it, including U.S. Army Specialist Seth Campbell, who was caught in the wrong town at the worst time. He’s fierce and protective, and way too good-looking. As much as they need a leader—as much as Blue wants to trust him—there are too many questions and not enough time for answers. Now they are hunted. But what their pursuers don’t know is each of them has strange new powers. And they’ll use their “gifts” to survive…no matter who stands in their way.

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VIKING WARRIOR RISING by Asa Maria Bradley

Book Blurb:

Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found…and he’ll do anything to track her down. Because they’re both running out of time.

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A NOBLE MASQUERADE by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Blurb:

Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother’s old school friend, a duke–with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she’s heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother’s new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.

When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men–one she’s never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda’s heart is far from all that’s at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.

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FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn

Book Blurb:

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision-a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo-a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all-Callie, herself.

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PAIRING OFF by Elizabeth Harmon

Book Blurb:

American figure skater Carrie Parker’s Winter Games dreams were dashed when her philandering partner caused one of the greatest scandals in skating history. Blacklisted from competing in the United States, her career is over…until she receives a mysterious invitation and is paired with the most infuriating, talented—and handsome—skater she’s ever met.

Russian champion Anton Belikov knows sacrifice. He gave up a normal life and any hope of a meaningful relationship to pursue his dream. And he’s come close—with a silver medal already under his belt, the next stop is the gold. All he needs is a partner. While he’s never forgotten the young American skater he seduced one long-ago night in Amsterdam, he never expected to be confronted with their past…never mind share the ice with her.

When what starts as a publicity stunt grows into something real, Carrie and Anton’s partnership will test their loyalties to family, country and each other. With only a few months to train for the competition of a lifetime, can they master technique and their emotions, or will they lose their footing and fall victim to the heartaches of their pasts?

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Sex, Condoms and Birth Control in Romance Writing

Thought provoking article on the use of contraceptives in romance. How do readers feel on this subject? As an aspiring author, I find myself in a bit of a quandary with this issue at times.

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I was recently reading another blog (romancenovelsforfeminists.blogspot.com) about romance novels and contraception and did some reflecting on my own writing. I admit it, I have read many a romance novel and made note of the use of or even mention of birth control and can tell you that it is a contentious topic. Some of the issues involve a creepy double standard that few authors want to mess with. So I thought today I would write about this whole conundrum and let readers post their thoughts.

What about condoms?

It seems like most of the books I’ve read lately have the ‘official’ condom use scene. As a romance novelist I want to write hot and exciting love scenes without having to feel like a public health lecturer. I don’t want to describe how the condom was correctly put on or what lubricants could interfere with…

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RELEASE DAY IS HERE! Josiah’s Love and Justice Volume II: Bonding

 

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Josiah’s Love and Justice Volume II: Bonding
By Lucas X Black
Genre: BDSM
Warning: Be advised this book has mature content, possible triggers, coarse language, and scenes of strict BDSM punishment, not suitable for under 18+
 
As the story of Josiah and his expanded family of slaves continues, the family expands further when new clientele are taken on, potentially to be adopted.  Elaine comes in, injured from an accident at home, with her slaves Marvin and Beth, who have a most unhappy history with Darla.  It is a history that killed Darla’s marriage, and threatens far worse damage to her as fresh revelations from Marvin, and then from Beth, disturb Darla even further.
Conflict arises, deep and profound, as the four become seven, and Josiah is left having to make a map into their future, to end the conflicts and bind them as family.  Will his love and lashes succeed in bonding the seven into one, or are the divisions simply too deep for the damage to be undone?
 Molly had gone to Lucretia the day before, and then both had gone to Josiah with a suggestion, and Josiah accepted the suggestion that he would lash breasts and bellies while Lucretia lashed the backs.  Each slave would be whipped fore and aft at the same time to heighten the misery.  “Pardon my impudence, Master,” Lucretia said.  “But I don’t think Darla needs to see me crying when I whip her.” “Lucretia,” Josiah had ordered.  “If I see you going easy on Darla, you’ll both get punished double.  Do you understand that?” “I …yes I do, Master,” Lucretia said.  “I disagree with Darla, but this is important to her, Master, and I won’t disrespect her with any lenience.  I’ll make her bleed, Sir.  But don’t be surprised if I’m a crying little bitch by the time I’ve laid in her lashes.” “Don’t be surprised if that’s me crying too,” Josiah snorted.  “I don’t want to do this any more than you do, Lucretia.  But … she needs it, or says she does.  She thinks she deserves it and wants to give Beth, at least, maybe Elaine too by now, this … I don’t know … this act of contrition?  Penance?  I’m not sure if she fully understands the ‘why’ of it, but she’s left no doubt as to her request that it be done.”
 

 

I have been a writer for a number of years, finally branching out into publishing. I grew up in Texas, where much of what I write happens. I’ve been a R/L dom for almost a quarter century now. I’ve always liked writing, entering new vistas my mind affords. Life makes us the men and women we are, and I often (changing names to protect not so much the innocent but the delightfully sinful) dip into my life’s experiences for the fiction I will be providing you. 
 
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This ‘n’ That…and a Question! — Delilah Devlin

I closed the Which Stepbrother Story Next? poll. Here are the results. With His Pack was at the top for so long, I had my cover artiste (also known as sister/Elle James) get to work designing it. Who knew With His Seal Team would come in at the end for the steal? Note: There is a…

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