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Jul 17, 2016

#MFRWauthor BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Knight Protector @RueAllyn

An Erotic Medieval Romance from MFRW author Rue Allyn!

Knight Protector, Knight Chronicles # 2
Crimson Romance

Blackmailed into marrying her family’s enemy, then swiftly widowed by illness, Lady Sorcha Marr must take charge of a clan she hates as much as they hate her. But fate intervenes in the form of her husband’s twin—the man who betrayed her and led to her downfall.

Sir Colin Marr fled his Highland home in disgrace, believing he would never again see the woman he loved. Returning a decade later to root out Scottish traitors who have infiltrated his family stronghold, he must persuade Sorcha to set aside her hostility and treat him as her husband in his brother’s place.

He needs the cover not only to save Scotland but her inheritance his resentful clan would gladly confiscate. Has fate set them up to even an old score, or is it giving them a new shot at learning to trust … and love?
"I love a good historical romance and I thought this one was great! Delicious knights, secrets and intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat and reading. Rue weaves a tale of Medieval Highland Romance that will melt your heart."

Colin wanted her to believe that he was truly happy for her. And he was. It was just … Better nae put too much into precise thought, lest he speak his mind.
“Regardless of my hopes, I may nae be able to return for some time,” he hedged, unable to admit even to himself how much he regretted leaving. If only she wasna to wed Brice. “Please, I beg you, grant me a kiss of peace to bless my travels?”
“Of course. When Brice and I are married, I’ll have the Strathnaver priest say masses for you every week, as well.”
“Thank you.” He stood, pulling her up with him.
She tilted her face, and he lowered his mouth to hers.
He intended only the lightest brush of lips, but she lifted herself onto her toes in the same moment, and her soft flesh yielded beneath the added pressure. She opened, and impulsively, he took the chance to taste her, to lick and savor her sweetness.
Her arms went around his neck, and she answered his advance with an artless passion that he wanted to believe came from her heart. She trembled against him. He embraced her, crushing her breasts to his chest. Her tongue’s small forays tantalized him. Desire raced in his heart, and his head swam. Could she love me? How could that be? He dinna know, but he would share this joy with her for as long as heaven allowed.
“Brother, release my betrothed.” Audible but slurred, the menacing whisper pricked his ears the way Brice’s blade stung Colin’s neck.
ABOUT Rue Allyn
I love to hear from readers about your favorite books and real life adventures. Crazy Cat stories are always welcome. You can send me your words of wisdom . . . Don’t shake your head at me; all words are wise in one context or another. You can trust me on this; I’m an author. As I was saying, you can send your words of wisdom, humor, and friendship to me at contact Can’t wait to hear from you.,

Sep 11, 2015

#MFRWorg Features Paranormal Romance @HolleyTrent @LeoRosanna

Predator's Trinity, Gemini Island Shifters 6 by Rosanna Leo

Librarian Suzan Marsh is an empath who has always felt assaulted by the feelings of others. She has had to distance herself from the people in her life, raising a mental barrier to ward off unwanted emotions. When wolf shifter August Crane abducts her, he breaks through the walls she constructed, forcing her to accept a frightening new truth.

Jaguar shifter twins Percy and Byron Moon are familiar with the evil ways of August Crane. Because of him, their childhood was destroyed. Because of him, their way of life at the peaceful Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort is threatened. And they won’t rest until he is dead.

When Crane drags Suzan into his cult and decides to make her his “concubine,” Percy and Byron know they must save the human woman. Their connection to her is strong, and they cannot deny the dream they always held close. That they could share a woman and make her their mate.

But even after rescuing Suzan, none of them are free from Crane’s clutches. The wolf shifter has plans, ones that involve the demise of every shape-shifter at the Ursa Resort. Not only must Percy and Byron keep Suzan safe, they must convince her to accept them both. In order to stop Crane from hurting everyone they love, they must learn to fight together.

ABOUT Rosanna Leo
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Romance and The Romance Reviews.

From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.
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The Cougar's Pawn by Holley Trent

Ellery Colvard escapes her perfectly organized life for a camping trip with her friends, hoping for a tiny thrill. She’ll settle for a distraction, but instead she gets swept off her feet. Literally.

Alpha were-cougar Mason Foye needs a mate, even if he has to resort to drastic measures to get one. But when he and his brothers sweep up Ellery and her friends, the last thing he expects is a woman with a nasty bite of her own. Not only does Ellery know all about shifters, she’s got magic. In fact, the little witch is a bit scary. What’s more, Ellery isn’t convinced fated mates exist.

If Mason can’t persuade Ellery that they’re destined for a life of excitement together, he’s doomed to spend the rest of his days in his cougar form – without his son, his family, or the woman he’s already fallen for head over heels." If Mason can’t persuade Ellery that they’re destined for a life of excitement together, he’s doomed to spend the rest of his days in his cougar form – without his son, his family, or the woman he’s already fallen for head over heels.

ABOUT Holley Trent
Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances that have both humor and heat.
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May 3, 2015

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: From Out of the Past with #MFRWauthor @DenyseBridger

MFRW Author Denysé Bridger released From Out of the Past, a paranormal romantic
mystery, with Crimson Frost Books.

A series of killings has the Toronto Police Department in turmoil. The press has labelled the killer a “werewolf” and hysteria is on the rise in the heat of the summer… Detective Damien Knightley has secrets of his own that need guarding in this very public investigation. Knightley is a vampire, and as the case gets more complex, what he discovers has him both baffled and worried. History is about to repeat itself and explode in violent death if those involved can’t reach Toronto and capture a renegade on a blood-hunt.

As Damien recalls a love from a century ago, the threads of time are being pulled together, joining the past and the present. The beautiful woman he is falling in love with is bringing back memories he’d rather forget, and when the killer is finally revealed, there are more questions than answers in the identity…" The threads of time are being pulled together, joining the past and the present. When a killer is finally revealed, there are more questions than answers in the identity…

What Reviewers Say...
(From) Out of the Past is a crime-mystery, a thriller, a romance--intensely sensual, interweaving 1880's London with present day Toronto in a heady blend of carefully constructed scenes and a cast of characters that bring the story to life with an undeniable authenticity. This is a tale that will satisfy on many levels. I heartily recommend it for your 'must read' list. Well done, Denysé Bridger. - Amazon Reviewer

This novel is a non-stop action packed blast from start to finish. It made it very difficult to put down. The characters are beautifully and fully developed, and the story is easy to follow and just as easy to become absorbed in. A fantastic ride through the twists and turns of the paranormal world, this novel is an absolute blast. - Night Owl Reviews

“What brings you here, Damien?” DeVallier asked, and offered the knight a drink from his private stock. When the younger vampire didn’t decline immediately, DeVallier’s full attention was captured. He poured the second glass and held it out to Damien, smiling when Knightley took the crystal goblet and peered at it.
“London,” Damien whispered, his eyes still locked on the scarlet wine. “The killings, the ones we know the ‘Ripper’ didn’t commit.”
“What of them?” DeVallier answered, his tone bored but alert to his child’s mood as he drank deeply.
“I think they may be connected to what’s been happening here,” Damien said reluctantly. He knew precisely how ridiculous it might have sounded, to anyone other than DeVallier.
“Very doubtful,” DeVallier responded.
“You know what happened there. You’ve always known!” Damien’s impatience was making him belligerent and DeVallier’s eyebrow rose, the ironic amusement clear.
“I know a great many things that I haven’t shared with you, Damien,” he taunted with a smile.
Damien glowered at him. He looked again at the glass in his hand, then set the untouched drink on the soundboard.
“What is this killer, DeVallier?”
“A madman?” the ancient vampire suggested mockingly. “A lunatic? Perhaps he’s merely a hunter such as yourself, Damien, one who’s become delusional on a grand scale?”
“You’re not helping.” Damien’s eyes were locked on the glass again, and he couldn’t have been certain if the complaint was because of the lack of answer, or the temptation DeVallier had placed before him in the glass.
“It’s not my job to be helpful, Damien,” the master vampire jeered, his mood changing subtly to a darker menace. “If you insist on playing detective, dear boy, enjoy it. But I have no interest in solving crime, or helping the police. Alysse found your little hobby diverting. I assure you, I don’t!”
“Why won’t you answer me, DeVallier?” Damien asked as the older man neared the door of the sound booth. “I know it’s not one of us, so why can’t you tell me?”
“Because I choose not to, Damien,” DeVallier said casually. He didn’t wait for further comments or pleas, simply left the former knight in silence.
Damien leaned forward, hands on the edge of DeVallier’s control board, and tried to calm the roar in his ears. The glass of blood rested on the smooth surface, the dim lights refracting prisms of color within the crystal, all of them enticing shades of scarlet. He  reached to reclaim the glass, saw his hand shake, and pulled it back with a jerk.
Damien fled the nightclub.
ABOUT Denysé Bridger
Canadian born and bred, and a lifelong dreamer, I began writing at an early age and can’t recall a time when I wasn’t creating in some artistic form. My life has had several on-going love affairs that shape much of what I write.  In the past half dozen years, I’ve released books in all lengths and genres, and it’s something I hope to continue to do for many more years. A visit to my websites will show the diversity of what is currently available, as well as other surprises and extras!

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Dec 8, 2014

BOOK Set SPOTLIGHT: Summer Heat @IrenePreston #MFRWauthor

MFRW Author Irene Preston, along with several other authors, released Summer Heat: 10 Spicy Romances That Sizzle, a Contemporary Romance, with Crimson Romance this past summer.

Feeling cold this winter? This book will warm you up!

When the summer sun beats down on the beach, Crimson Romance turns up the sizzle between the pages. From hot bikers to powerful venture capitalists and those oh-so-sexy military men in--and out--of uniform, these books put the spotlight on the heroes who make us melt. This collection of Crimson's steamiest stories includes all ten of the following full-length novels:

The Wicked Bad by Karyn Gerrard
Infamous by Irene Preston
Prelude to a Seduction by Lotchie Burton
Inventing Sin by Alicia Thorne
His Fantasy Maid by Susan Blexrud
Island Pursuits by Heather Rodney-Diaz
Dangerous Love by Lilou DuPont
Her New Worst Enemy by Christy McKellen
Blitzkrieg Love by Livia Olteano
As If You Never Left Me by Katriena Knights

10 steamy, full length romance novels in one 99 cent box-set.

Excerpt from INFAMOUS by Irene Preston
In the elevator, he fumbled for the room key that would allow them access to the suites on the top floors. His hands felt big and awkward as they swiped the key through the reader. If you stripped me naked on the hors d’oeuvres table. . . .Christ. She always had a way of knocking him off balance, of peeling away every last bit of self control. She had thrown the words out so casually, and as soon as she said them he had pictured doing just that—imagined shoving aside the crudités and shrimp cocktail and spreading her out like his own personal feast.
The doors closed and she was in his arms. He pushed her against the elevator wall, his tongue thrusting urgently into her mouth. She wound around him, humming incoherent words of encouragement. They weren’t nearly close enough. She tilted her head back, inviting his tongue deeper. He was drowning in the taste of her when he felt her hands slide down between them. His body jerked.
They were still in the elevator. He was damned if he was going to make love in a public elevator. He managed to wrest her hands away from him and anchored them above her head with one of his own.
“Not here.” Could she hear the desperation in his voice?
About Irene Preston
Irene Preston has to write romances, after all she is living one. As a starving college student, she met her dream man who whisked her away on a romantic honeymoon across Europe. Today they live in the beautiful hill country outside of Austin, Texas where Dream Man is still working hard to make sure she never has to take off her rose-colored glasses.

Oct 12, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Final Mend by Angela Smith @angelaswriter #MFRWauthor

MFRW Author Angela Smith released Final Mend, a sensual Romantic Suspense, with Crimson Romance in June 2014.

A recovering alcoholic, Jake Inman has found a new, healthier addiction: training for his successful triathlon career. But when his manager is murdered and beloved goddaughter kidnapped, another obsession takes hold: doing whatever it takes to find Brandon’s killer and keep Amy safe. Jake turns to a private investigator for help in solving the case, and though he finds temptation in her whiskey-colored eyes, he knows he must resist his attraction, or risk losing his heart. After a devastating case,

Winona Wall has turned her back on her skills as a private investigator, preferring a quiet life as a part-time bartender. That is, until Jake storms into the bar, demanding her help in tracking his missing godchild. Unable to resist Jake’s charm, she reluctantly agrees. But even after Amy is found unharmed, Jake insists Amy’s mother was more involved with her kidnapping than the police suspect. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Winona must trust her instincts in order to save them all—and avoid falling in love.

After his cousin is murdered, a recovering alcoholic-turned triathlete hires a former investigator-turned bartender to help track a missing child.
The Jeep bounced along the road, up steep mountain slopes, as rain fell in sheets. Winona gasped as the Jeep slid through slick channels of mud, but Jake managed to hold it tight. The roads were spongy, absorbing water, then wringing it out in a collection of goo.
She imagined water gushing around her. Imagined falling to their death. Being sucked into the earth by sludge. The sky had turned dark, merciless, and she couldn’t see a damn thing but the Jeep lights soaking an otherwise indistinguishable trail. The wind clamored across the ragtop as if it wasn’t even attached.
 “We’re almost there,” Jake had assured her several times as she clenched the grab handle. They had made it past the public roads just fine, and she felt this trail was way worse than he’d described. “It feels worse than it is,” he continued. “I’ve traveled this road hundreds of times.”
“We should wait for backup.” She checked her phone yet again but had no service. She couldn’t call Garret to find out what was going on at his end, and none of her texts was going through. As a private investigator, she’d done many stupid things alone. This ranked top of her list.
She opened the glove compartment. Searched under the seats, behind the seats.
“What are you doing?”
“Looking to see if Chayton has any ammo or guns in his Jeep. Knowing my brother, he doesn’t.”
Her arsenal consisted of the .380 she’d hidden in her pants and the 9mm she kept in her purse. She’d feel much better if she had an assault rifle as backup, or at least her shotgun. Not that she could handle any more than two at a time anyway, if she was lucky to handle more than one.
Jake cracked his knuckles. “The only ammo I need is right here.”
Winona settled in her seat and faced him. He continued to peer out the window as the heavy downpour seemed to crack the Jeep’s ragtop. But the Jeep held steady. “Really, Jake?”
“Yep. That and adrenaline.”
“So your fists, your arms, will help you dodge bullets? You don’t think that whoever we meet at this cabin won’t have their adrenaline? You know we could be heading into a trap, right?”
“You think I care about that right now? All I care about is my little girl.”
“How do we know she’s even there? Lillian could be lying to you. Setting you up. If she had anything to do with Brandon’s murder, anything at all, then—”
“You didn’t have to come!”
“We can’t just go in there without a plan.”
“I have a plan.”
“We don’t even know who’s there. How many are there. If Amy is even there.”
“I know that cabin like the back of my hand. We’re close, and I’m damn sure not stopping or turning around.”
She squared her shoulders, digging in her purse for the 9mm. She checked the clip and handed it to him.
“Do you at least know how to shoot?”

About Angela Smith
During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read Brer Rabbit to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before actually learning to read. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys off-roading, crafting, reading, and dreaming of the places she’ll visit one day.

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Jul 11, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Son of Dragon by #MFRWauthor @AndreaRCooper

MFRW Author Andrea Cooper released Son of Dragons (Legends of Oblivion, 2), a mainstream Fantasy/ Paranormal book, with Crimson Romance on April 28, 2014.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours
the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc's scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances among the heroes are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the . . . Son of Dragons.

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"What a novel!  I felt like I’d walked into a fantasy right from the first page.  Cooper creates this vivid world in a seamlessly captivating manner.  Her descriptions paint it in your mind’s eye.  As a reader you can feel the shifting of dark and light in the author’s writing.  It heightens the sense of magic and surrealism.." - Pure Jonel

"Son of Dragons is a superbly written, fast-paced fantasy adventure with lots of twists and turns.For fans of Tolkein and romance, Son of Dragons will not disappoint. The world is rich and vibrant,..." - Kary Rader

Clean from the bath, Landon let the air from the open window dry his hair. Dressed only in trousers, he leaned against the windowsill.
He thought he smelled the hint of roses and heat on the breeze. Movement from the street below caught his eye. He leaned out, squinting into the night.
Torches lined the cobbled street corners. A cloaked figure waited. Then the innkeeper rushed outside. His hands flew in gestures as the figure nodded.
Then he pointed to the window where Landon watched. At the same instant, the cloaked figure followed his finger’s path to Landon. Green eyes that seemed to glow met his.
Landon jumped up and cursed when his head hit the bottom of the window. When he looked back, both figures were gone.
Thinking the innkeeper would send guards, he waited with his sword in hand and his stare riveted on the door. No one came. He must be getting paranoid, thinking there was a ghost or enemy around every corner. His eyelids grew heavy as he waited for a fight that failed to materialize. Finally, he rolled his shoulders back to ease out the tension.
Still, he couldn’t stop thinking about those piercing emerald eyes. They’d belonged to a woman; he could tell. There was intelligence and cunning in them. Her stare felt as though she saw through the façade he often wore as prince and to please others, and into his kajh.
A woman who was not afraid, but used to being feared. It unnerved him, yet excited him. His pulse quickened and his loins tightened at the thought of those eyes filled with passion for him.
Better get some sleep before the night was gone. Tomorrow, he’d tell Gillespie about what he saw. He doubted he could explain those captivating green eyes that continued to haunt him even now.
ABOUT Andrea R. Cooper
Since childhood, Andrea R. Cooper has created characters and stories. She believes in the power of love and magic. Her favorite genres to read and write are fantasy, paranormal and historical romance.


May 26, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: A Demon In Love @HolleyTrent #MFRWauthor

"He'd give up anything for love, including his father's favor."

MFRW Author Holley Trent released A Demon in Love (Sons of Gulielmus, 2), an Erotic Paranormal Romance with Crimson Romance on May 5, 2014.

Charles Edison has spent most of his 123 years courting women for Hell. As a faithful son of the demon Gulielmus, he’s never known true affection for women. Which is funny, seeing as how he’s descended from a love god on his mother’s side. Now that he sees his brother falling head over heels, Charles wants the same for himself. He wants to belong to someone.

Charles learns the woman destined for him is one he shouldn’t want. Marion Wilder’s family has been on the supernatural Most Wanted List for twenty-five years because they were responsible for the demise of a demon. Gulielmus would kill her if he had the chance.

But Marion’s the only human woman Charles can touch without harming. She’s his one chance at having a normal life and a real family, and he would give up anything to keep her. Even his father’s favor.

“Montana’s a pretty inhospitable place, huh? There’s still a month until winter, but I don’t think the snow cares about timeliness.”
“Mm-hmm.” She patted her pockets in search of her keys. The next thing he’d probably say was that he could make it a lot more hospitable for her, if she had enough cash.
Prostitutes were pretty predictable, and she certainly got propositioned enough, though usually the truck stop hos were a little less—upright.
But, shit, did she really look like the kind of woman who’d pay a man for sex? She wrapped her fingers around the handle, prepared to slam the door.
He moved closer and grabbed the door’s edge before she could pull it. “Hey, why don’t you let me buy you a cup of coffee? You look like you could use a cup.”
“I don’t think so, dude.”
She could afford her own coffee, obviously, but no prostitute had ever offered to buy her anything. Must have been a new sales strategy—the hook ’em, then hump ’em.
She just wanted to get back on the road, but he was right. She did need to refill her thermos, fiend that she was. Coffee was her one vice, and she’d forgotten to take the canister into the restaurant with her during dinner. She didn’t want to give the guy the satisfaction, though, no matter how good he looked.
She let her gaze fall on him once again. He looked harmless enough, with his easy stance and hands jammed into the pockets of his coat. His boots were actually quite good quality. Brown leather with some scuffs. Broken in, and wet from snow, but they looked damned expensive. Didn’t seem like hand-me-downs, either. The heels were too good.
There must have been good money in truck stop whoring.
“No, thank you,” she finally managed, and gripped the door handle again after two failed attempts. “I-I need to get back on the road and get this load delivered.”
“Must be lonely,” he said. His grin waned slowly, and this time it was he who looked away, toward a truck entering the lot. He waited until it had circled around to the gas pumps.
“It’s a job,” she said when he looked up again. Damn, those eyes. They were so sad, and for some reason, that made her a little sad, too. “It is what it is.”
“Do you have a long drive ahead? Maybe you’d like some company for a while before you strike out.”
She opened her mouth to make some snarky retort, but closed it without letting the words pass her lips. Loneliness wasn’t really one of her temperatures, but curiosity was. What was the harm in a cup of coffee?
No, no. She wouldn’t go there. She was too smart for that. “Pretty long, yeah. But I’m used to it.”
“Are you on a deadline?”
“Of course I am. I get paid more if I get it there early.” Fat lot of good that extra money would do her. It’d be more money she wouldn’t spend, and she was becoming increasingly aware that the economy didn’t work that way.
“I promise I won’t hold you up long.”
“Sorry, no. I need to get moving.” It was as difficult as swimming against a tide, but somehow, she managed to close the door and start her ignition."
About Holley Trent
Holley is a Carolina girl gone west. Raised in rural coastal Eastern North Carolina, she currently resides on the Colorado Front Range. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances ranging from sensual to erotic, and they’re usually set in her home state.

Her work is available from Crimson Romance, Lyrical Press, and Musa Publishing. She also self-publishes several series, including the paranormal Shrew & Company.
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Feb 18, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Infamous @IrenePreston #MFRWauthor

Great News! MFRW Author Irene Preston re-released her contemporary romance, Infamous, TODAY, February 18th with Crimson Romance.

"Infamous has everything I love in a romance: witty dialogue, steamy sex, and great characters. … a fun and flirty book that I couldn't put down!" --Emily McKay, bestselling author

As a Hollywood insider, Jessica has spent her life partying with A-list celebrities, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and living through scandal after scandal. When her estranged husband offers her a second chance at a "normal" lifestyle, she can't pass up her shot at real happiness. Soon Jessica's spending her days attending P.T.A. meetings and burning cookies, and her nights in sexy role-play, hoping Morgan will overlook her deficiencies as a homemaker. But what will Morgan do when Jessica winds up back in the tabloids--with his teenage daughter right next to her?
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Apr 11, 2013

Book Spotlight ~ Worth the Wait ~ @synithiaw #mfrworg

Author:  Synithia Williams
Book:  Worth the Wait
Release Date:  January 7, 2013
Publisher: Crimson Romance
ISBN: ISBN 10: 1-4405-6183-4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length:  78,000 Words
Price:  $3.99
Warnings:  None
Heat Level: R
Format: E-book

After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity, she decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a secret. Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape the night unscathed.
Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the East to the West Coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms going from one sex-only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few types of women he avoids—a good girl—the man in him can’t turn down her tempting offer.
What starts out as a one-time thing quickly turns into an affair neither wants to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.

Mar 20, 2013

One Moment’s Pleasure Interview @RueAllyn #mfrworg

Today we have author Rue Allyn to tell us all about her new book, One Moment’s Pleasure.

One Moment's Pleasure.

Blurb or Log Line: One Moment’s Pleasure Becomes A Lifetime Of Love.
Buy Link: Amazon
Price: $3.99 USD
Genre: Western Historical Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance Publishing
Release Date: March 18, 2013

One Moment’s Pleasure will become a lifetime’s passion when spinster, Edith Alden, embarks on a search for her missing sister.  Pretending to be a rich bored woman looking for an interlude with an anonymous male Edith enters the San Francisco bordello where her sister was last seen. She escapes the bordello almost too easily, but she can’t escape the passion ignited by a stranger’s kiss. 

Born and raised in the brothels of the California gold rush, Dutch Trahern worked for years to erase a childhood spent committing petty crimes and worse in order to survive. That past comes back to haunt him in the form of a woman he rescues from prostitution. Now his hard won respectability is threatened by an irresistible desire for a woman he shouldn’t want.

Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?

One Moment’s Pleasure is my first western historical romance and the first book in my Wildfire Love series coming from Crimson Romance Publishing. In addition to being a heart melting romance and a whooping good adventure, One Moment’s Pleasure is a story of persistence winning out over adversity. Dutch and Edith are two of the most persistent (each would say the other is stubborn) people I’ve ever met. Edith will let nothing—not even falling in love—stand in the way of finding and rescuing her sister, Kiera who disappeared from a San Francisco bordello. (You’ll have to wait for Wildfire Love Book #2, One Night’s Desire, to meet Kiera. Dutch has rescued himself and his brother from the San Francisco flesh pots and has become a respected businessman. He will let nothing—not even love for the wrong woman—drag him back to the gutters of his youth. This couple shares some admirable character traits, strength of character, determination and devotion to family.  However these very traits may keep this couple apart.

One Moment’s Pleasure is also a testament to my determination as an author. The original concept for the story is over ten years old, and while that concept has been revised many times during the intervening years the core idea is still present. I recently wrote an article at about One Moment’s Pleasure’s journey to publication. The article is an eye-opener for readers and new authors.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m very happy to announce that a few weeks ago, Crimson Romance Publishing offered to publish the remaining two Wildfire Love books. Book 2, One Night’s Desire will be available in July or August 2013. I do not yet have a release date for One Day’s Loving, book # 3 in the series, but Crimson Romance’s publication schedule is fairly quick. I don’t think readers will have to wait too long. In addition to the Wildfire Love books, I’ll be publishing a contemporary romance with The Wild Rose Press later in the year. Fans of my erotic romances won’t be left out. Hazard Duty, Sexy Sailors # 2 is due out in July 2013 from Red Sage Publishing and a third Sexy Sailors book is in the planning stages.

How do we find out about you and your books?

The best place to find information about me and my books is my website, You can also find information at my publisher’s sites, and

Why did you decide to write romance novels?

Partly because I love them. I’ve been reading romance novels for longer than the present day idea of a romance novel has existed. I toyed with the idea of writing a romance novel for decades. The tipping point came the day I turned in my doctoral dissertation. I had much more fun reading books than studying them. I figured I’d have more fun writing an actual story than I did writing a book about stories. I was right. I am having more fun.

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

Some of my personality shows up in my characters. I tend to talk and think in parenthetical phrases. Check out my description above of One Moment’s Pleasure for examples. Thoughts pile up so fast that if I don’t interrupt myself to state them I’ll lose them. I have to work really hard at not allowing my characters to start commenting on what they’re saying and doing. Some of that is okay, but an entire book would be exhausting. All of my life experiences (outside the bedroom and my immediate family) are fodder for my books, but I have never lived any experience like those I describe in any of my books. I use experience as I use research, to make a book plausible. I’m not writing biography. I’m writing fiction that has to be ‘real’ enough to be believed or it will not be entertaining.

When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms?

I finished my dissertation and received my degree in 1996. I probably submitted my first ms (I shudder at the thought of that disaster) in 1997, by 2000, I had published my first book with a royalty paying publisher.

Generally, how long does it take you to write a book?

From the first letter on the first draft to the last letter on the manuscript that I’ll submit to a publisher approximately three months. I can do it in less time, but three months is my preferred pace. This amount of time may vary depending on the length of a book. 25,000 words takes less time than 150,000 words.

Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you just go with the flow?

I try to spend eight hours a day in writing or writing related activities. When that eight hours happens can change with a variety of factors.

What is your writing routine once you start a book?

Pretty much the same. Put my butt in the chair and write.

Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, outline, or...?

In theory the writing starts with the concept. As I pointed out with One Moment’s Pleasure, that concept can spring to life years, even decades, before the actual words start appearing in any way that makes sense. Between the concept and the finished products a recursive process occurs. (Recursive because the process repeats in a fashion that appears to—but doesn’t really—curve back upon itself.) The steps in this process are the same for every author. Yet those steps usually occur in a different order or fashion for every author. Those steps are Concept, Brainstorming, Researching, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Proofing, and for some authors Publishing. Any one of these activities can re-occur and almost any point in the process. I’ve given a rather long answer to a question that looks to be simple. The short answer is that I begin writing with the idea.

What about your family, do they know not to bother you when you are writing - or are there constant interruptions?

My children are grown and no longer live at home, and my husband is very well trained. Of course, I don’t interrupt him when he’s running bandsaws, planners and other dangerous noisy equipment in his woodshop. Not a good analogy you think? I disagree, if you don’t think the murders, kidnappings, emotionally charged encounters, corporate take overs, and even the passion of love-making isn’t dangerous—well, I suspect you don’t read romance.

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?

Read, watch TV, go to movies, visit with friends, have really good food, and travel.

What truly motivates you in general? In your writing?

I’m like any reader. I want to find out what happens. Yes, I know the story ends ‘happily ever after.’ I want to know how these two characters are going to get there, especially if they are the most unlikely couple to begin with.

How do you come up with ideas?

I almost never know how to answer this question. I don’t ‘come up’ with ideas. The ideas are just there waiting for me to see them. So look around you. Everything you see, taste, touch, hear, and smell has some sort of story attached to it. Take a look at an apple and say, ‘What if this apple were magically poisoned and….’ or ‘What if this apple were the only home one cute little worm had ever known….’ Or What if Adam refused to eat it. . .  I could go on forever, but hopefully you get the point. Notice also that all of those examples start with “what if.” There are other questions that can start the thinking process, but ‘what if’ is my personal favorite.

Do you feel humor is important in fiction and why?

Humor is vital in life. Fiction and life are reflections of one another. Yes, fiction is important. To put it baldly, without humor a story is implausible because it isn’t lifelike.

Do you find them difficult to write?


What kind of research do you do?

All sorts.

Would you like to write a different genre than you do now, or sub-genre?

The only genre I haven’t tackled that I really want to tackle is light paranormal.

What does your husband/wife think of your writing?

My spouse wishes I earned enough from writing to make a living at it.

Do you ever ask him/her for advice?


Easy Answers

Leather or lace? Yes.
Black or red? Red. I
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Yes.
Ocean or mountains? Both but saving the best for last visit the mountains first and live near the ocean.
City life or country life? Cottage in the woods for me, but I have to be able to visit the city for my theater fix.
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Hunky.
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quiet dinner for two.
Dogs or cats? “Cats rule; dogs drool.”

Fill in your blank favorites.

Dessert ~ Really good crème brulee
City ~ Vancouver British Columbia, New Orleans, San Francisco in that order
Season ~ Late spring into early summer
Type of hero ~ Alpha please.
Type of heroine ~ Alpha please.

Where can your readers find you?


Where’s your favorite place to hang out online? Facebook

Author of historical and erotic romances, I fell in love with happily ever after the day I heard my first story. (Yes, I was a precocious little brat who read at the age of two, but I could hear much earlier than that.) I studied literature for far too many years before discovering that writing stories was much more fun than analyzing them. Heck, as an author, I get to read the story before anyone else. I am happily married to my sweetheart of many, many years. My husband and I share the home of two cats, who condescend to allow me to feed them and clean their litter box. (The cats only tolerate my husband's assistance when I am not available.)They occasionally permit me to pet them but demand my love and attention as their right. (Funny, my husband demands the same. Could I be married to my cats? Does that make me a trigamist?) Regardless of my specific relationship status with our cats, I am in awe of their feline ability to dominate with half a glance or a mere twitch of tail. Insatiably curious, an avid reader and traveler, I love to hear from readers about your favorite books and real life adventures. Crazy Cat stories are especially welcome. You can send me your words of wisdom . . . Don't shake your head at me; all words are wise in one context or another. You can trust me on this; I'm an author. As I was saying, you can send your words of wisdom, humor, and friendship to me at Can't wait to hear from you.

Feb 26, 2013

Book Spotlight ~ The Bull Rider's Manager

Author:  Lynn Cahoon   
Book:  The Bull Rider’s Manager  
Release Date:  11/19/2012
Publisher:  Crimson Romance
Genre: Comtemporary Romance
Length:  134 pages
Heat Level: PG13
Format:  E-book in multiple formats, paperback.
Author Website:

Barb Carico’s all about business.  Now that her best friend tied the knot with Barb’s new business partner, she’s busier than ever. Managing Jesse Sullivan’s career and public persona can be a handful. Add in an aging mother who goes through home health nurses like candy, Barb’s hanging on the edge.

Her one salvation?  Hunter Martin, prodigal son of Martin Family Dairy and, hopefully, Jesse’s next sponsor. After his brother’s death, Hunter's become an instant dad to his seven-year-old niece.  For Hunter, the rodeo weekend with Barb is the perfect excuse to relax.

When their dinner turns into a quick trip to a Vegas wedding chapel, both Barb and Hunter agree their nuptials were a mistake Barb doesn't know anything about being a wife or mother but she needs one favor.  A favor she'll trade her lifestyle, independence, and even risk her heart to make come true.

Dec 20, 2012

Book Spotlight ~ You Can't Plan Love

Author:  Synithia Williams
Book:  You Can’t Plan Love
Release Date:  August 20, 2012
Publisher: Crimson Romance
ISBNs: 10: 1-4405-5426-9, 13: 978-1-4405-5426-1, 10: 1-4405-5427-7, 13: 978-1-4405-5427-8
BUY LINK/S:  Crimson Romance ; Amazon
Genre: Contemporary, Multicultural Romance
Heat Level: R
Format: E-Book
Author Website:

Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a stable life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look. After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks… but also its costs. When Brad suspects there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he works harder to keep Kenyatta by his side. Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. Yet Brad isn’t as perfect as he seems, and by the time Kenyatta realizes this it may be too late.

Dec 11, 2012

The Saint's Devilish Deal

Author:  Kristina Knight
Book:  The Saint's Devilish Deal
Release Date:  October 1, 2012
Publisher:  Crimson Romance
ISBN:  1440552355 and 9781440552359
Amazon ASIN:  B0096D6WFE
Genre:  Contemporary
Heat Level:  R
Format:  E-Book in Multiple Formats

Esmerelda Quinn has been looking for a place to belong since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was young. The closest thing to home has always been Aunt Constance's villa in Puerto Vallarta, so after a string of hotellier jobs, she's coming home to run the villa.

Santiago Cruz has called the villa home for as long as he can remember. In between surfing events, Constance has always had a room for him. Color him surprised when Constance leaves him with a joint interest in the villa—along with her niece Esmerelda.

Esme isn't thrilled to share ownership of the villa with the the youngest Cruz brother—especially as the Cruz family has been after the villa for years. But Santiago has grown.


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