The polls are now open in the Limitless Press Reader’s Choice Award.

This week, I was thrilled to discover three of my romances were finalists in the Limitless Press Reader’s Choice Award!

Contemporary Romance – both A GOOD MAN and VICE are finalists.

Best Short Story in a Romance Anthology – AL DENTE from Craving: One Night  is a finalist.

Thank you to everyone who nominated me in these categories and all the amazing folks who have read and supported my work.

The final ballot is now open! If you wish to cast a vote for my stories, you can do so here:  https://cravingchronicles17.polldaddy.com/s/limitless-publishing-llc-reader-s-choice-awards-ballot

The polls are open until July 31.

Thank you so much for all the love!

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The First Kisses anthology from @bookandmain is live!

The First Kisses anthology is an exciting new compilation from the authors of the Book+Main platform, and I’m so happy to be part of it.

First Kisses: a Book+Main Bites anthology is LIVE and FREE on ALL platforms!

Embark on thirty-nine scenes of first kisses from favorite romance authors in a multitude of genres.

From Dukes to Highlanders, Shifters to Vampires and a variety of genres in between, binge on these unforgettable first kiss moments, and experience the euphoria that only that first touch of the lips can bring.

Read a Bite from your tried and true favorites, or delve into a new author’s world and become hooked.

This Book+Main Bites anthology is meant to introduce readers to new authors through their words.

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Haven’t tried Book+Main yet? Join me there.

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A Good Man is a Northern Hearts finalist!

I received the email last night at about 10pm and I’ve been in a happy daze ever since. I’m so thrilled to share A Good Man, Handymen 1, is a double finalist in the Toronto Romance Writers Northern Hearts Contest!

Not only is A Good Man a finalist in the Contemporary Romance category, it has also won a spot in the Best Canadian Author category. I am completely overwhelmed and grateful to even appear on this list with so many wonderful authors.

The winners will be announced at the conference in September. I can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of my fellow romance writers at this event. Thank you to everyone at Toronto Romance Writers, at Limitless Publishing, and to all my amazing readers. Your support keeps me going and I am so touched Emily and Michael’s story has found a place in your hearts.

If you haven’t discovered A Good Man yet, it’s never too late. Grab your copy today!

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And thank you for reading.

xoxox

 

Dark Chocolate and Strawberries cover reveal by @DarylDevore.

Author Daryl Devore is doing a sexy cover reveal this week and I’m so glad to be part of it!

What’s a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?

Esmerelda ‘Red’ Hood is summoned to her mother’s executive suite only to learn her sweet granny is headed for a romantic cruise with a gigolo. Horrified, Red races off to save her grandma before it’s too late.

On board, Red meets Andrew Woodsman and Willem Olf. One a cutie with the biggest puppy eyes and the other a dark, sophisticated predator. Her grandmother’s warning rings in Red’s ear “Never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Even with the warning, Red has trouble choosing which man could be the big bad wolf and which could be her happily ever after.

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Sexy Red Hood.

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What’s a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?

Daryl Devoré 

Dark Chocolate and Strawberries – coming soon.
What Happens in Bangkok
Darien’s Desire

Between Despair and Ecstasy

Brace For Impact
 
To be re-released

Billionaires vol 1,  FL.E.S.H., Capri’s Fate, Black Dorn

Writing as Victoria Adams

Coming soon – Sunrise

 

The “hidden gems” of Romancelandia.

One of the things I love most about reading romance is getting to discover new authors and books that might be somewhat “off the beaten path.” There are so many authors and books that are just not getting the press they deserve. Today, I’d like to spotlight some of those hidden gems of the romance world.

I hope you discover some new reads in this list and some new-to-you authors. You’ll find some of my favourites here as well!

MIND: The Beginning by Jenn Nixon

Playing It Cool by Amy Andrews

Tyburn by Jessica Cale

All the Broken Places by Anise Eden

Catch Me if I Fall by Kay Blake

Night Lover by Rosanna Leo

What a Girl Wants by Selena Robins

Gilding Lillian by DawnMarie Richards

The Dead of Haggard Hall by Marie Treanor

Falling for his Convenient Queen by Therese Beharrie

Waves of Change by Nulli Para Ora

Beloved Beast by Karyn Gerrard

Have fun exploring these hidden gems of romance!

 

 

 

Covet, Vegas Sins 2 … cover reveal!!

It’s here! I can now reveal the cover for Covet, Vegas Sins 2!

This novel has been a journey, an emotional one for many people, and I’m so happy to see it coming to light. As you may have seen on social media, this romance picks up where Vice, Vegas Sins 1, left off. I don’t want to post spoilers but there is a new man in town and he is now in charge of Sin City’s three most successful casino hotels. Hero Alex Markov has a rebranding project in mind for Vice, the flagship hotel.

He is also seeking his own transformation. For him, moving to Vegas from New York is a sort of relocation therapy. He has suffered loss and shame and wants to start a new life.

Unfortunately, there are some who won’t let him forget his old life.

On one of his first nights in Las Vegas, he meets the woman who will become his heroine. Dana Hamill is suffering losses of her own when he encounters her in a tacky tiki bar off the Strip. Dana is a beautiful Black woman, successful and strong, but someone has hurt her badly and she is doubting everything. They share one passionate night…believing it will go nowhere…until they see each other again at Vice.

Covet addresses the topic of infertility and may be a difficult read for some. However, I hope it will also be an inspiring read. Dana and Alex find their HEA and she finds empowerment and fulfillment.

I hope you love it!  Covet will release July 31.

Stay tuned for more details!

And don’t forget to read Vice, Vegas Sins 1 before Covet arrives!

Buy Vice here 

 

 

Eccentric Editing Tips from @elizadwrites.

I’m very happy to host Eliza David today, with some valuable editing tips. She calls them eccentric but I think she’s got some great ideas here!

Killing It: Eliza’s Eccentric Editing Tips

When Rosanna invited me to drop by her blog this week, coming up with a topic to discuss wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I’m currently in the middle of a third round of edits for a WIP I’m querying. And, as most writers can attest, my revisioning period can be a little messy. This is because I believe that the way to bring out the best version of my manuscript is to kill it and then use my edits to bring it back to life.

After self-publishing almost a dozen books and working with betas and editors throughout my writing career, I’ve learned how to streamline my editing process. Here’s my top three tips to keep your sanity intact when all you really want to do is fling yourself and your WIP out of the nearest window:

  • Kill a Tree – Now this may be the most controversial advice I have to share. Like most environmentally-sound people, I hate wasting resources. I recycle everything and even have one of those pretentious Please don’t print this email taglines in the signature of my work email account. But is printing out your 200-page manuscript really a waste? Not in this case. I am a firm believer in printing your draft out and taking a red (or purple or orange) ink pen to your words. It will give you a wider scope of your project and you don’t have drive your eyes batty scrolling up and down your laptop screen.
  • Kill Your Negative Self Talk – It inevitably happens during the course of the editing process. You begin to doubt your story, your characters, and yourself. This ain’t the time for that, though. Banish the boo-hoo voice that tells you to quit while you’re ahead. Sure, your first draft is most likely a mess but what keeps my negative vibes at bay is reminding myself of what I call the Sandbox analogy. I imagine my first draft as a sandbox in the middle of a public playground – random toys stuck in the grains, clumps of sand spilling out of the wooden confines of the box. It’s my job as a writer to jump in that sandbox, clear out those toys, collect those clumps, and build a castle from the grains. Your first draft isn’t indicative of your abilities as a writer; it’s a testament to the real work ahead or you: turning that mess into magic.
  • Kill Your Ego – While you shouldn’t be hard on yourself during the editing process, don’t be so souped our yourself that you think you can do it alone. If funds allow, invest in an editor. In the indie world, you can snag an editor for around a dollar per thousand words. Ask your fellow writer buddies who they’ve used for recommendations. Beta readers are another cost-prohibitive way to get some feedback on what went right and wrong with your WIP. Bottom line: Do yourself a favor, let go of your ego, and let someone read your words at some point during the editing process. Your future readers will thank you for it!

I hope these tips are helpful to your #amediting arsenal. Your book is hidden in that draft – bring that puppy out and kill the idea that you can’t!

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Eliza David is the erotic romance author of eleven self-published novels, including the six-book Cougarette series. She was born and raised on the noisy South Side of Chicago, but now lives in quiet Iowa City, one of the renowned Cities of Literature. When she’s not writing, working full-time, or raising two children with her loving husband, Eliza enjoys reading throwback Jackie Collins and indulging in the occasional order of cheese fries.

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New hire Shauna McIntyre joins The Charisma Group, a New York-based talent agency specializing in social media management. Even though she has never been much of a fangirl in her personal life, Shauna expects that her signature professional task is managing the online fandom of her famous clientele. What she didn’t expect was to fall in love with one of them.

R&B sensation King Smith has made a career of singing soulful tunes and strumming his guitar for his adoring fans. King also harbors a secret: he’s in recovery for sex addiction. When King lays eyes on Shauna, the crooner with a craving for no-strings lust decides to change his life in an effort to hold on to her.

Once King is tempted by the admiration of a persistent online fan, Shauna has a decision to make. When professional lines are blurred and relentless love takes hold, will Shauna sacrifice her rising career for an affair with a famous man with a seemingly insatiable thirst for his fandom?

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