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Friday, November 30, 2007
"After All These Years" Gets Another Great Review!

Red Roses for Authors recently did a review of "After All These Years," and they loved what they read! They said: "This is one that once you start reading it you won’t want to put it down until the very last page. It also stays with you long after finishing the last word."

The story got their highest accolade -- Five Red Roses!

Go here to read the full review.

And if you haven't read my latest novella, you can get it here.

Cheers,
Gwen Masters

For More: Website and Blog
posted by Gwen Masters @ 7:15 AM   0 comments
Thursday, November 29, 2007
BLOOD CHASE has a release date!
Hi everyone!

Well, I thought I'd pop in to share the very hot and sexy cover for my upcoming Forbidden Publications release.

Isn't it gorgeous?

And I have a release date now. BLOOD CHASE will be available on December 20, 2007. How cool is that? I can't wait. This is my first eBook release with FP, so I'm very excited.

Oh, and here's the blurb:

Grace is a myth hunter, playing a game of cat and mouse with a dangerous vampire. Dixon scares her, but not as much as the passion that burns between them.

I'll be back another day to share an excerpt.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend!

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posted by Yolanda Sfetsos @ 8:34 PM   0 comments
Available Today...

Merry Christmas to Me! By Aline de Chevigny


Available Now from Forbidden Publications: http://www.forbiddenpublications.com/book_pages/merry_christmas_to_me.html

Blurb

Jennifer was having the worst Christmas ever. She'd just quit her job, her ex had happily married some blonde Barbie doll and the man of her dreams didn't even know she was alive.
Franko was through with women, or so he thought until the hottest little spitfire he'd ever met walked into him and set him straight. He now had five days until she left the mine for good to convince her that he was the Christmas gift of her dreams.



Excerpts # 1

She’d never felt so angry. How could they disappoint so many people, without even a second thought? They’d used some lame ass excuse, about the flight crew wishing to spend the holidays with their families. Well Duh! Who didn’t? Unfortunately for her and everyone else in her boat, they couldn’t leave site if the plane didn’t show. “Damn, stupid, inconsiderate…”
Her tirade was cut short by what felt like walking into a brick wall. Looking up…and up, she came face to…chest with the new hotty mechanic at camp. She knew it was Franko Chissolm, she recognized the shirt.
Taking the step back, she tilted her head further back to look at him in the face to apologize. Her mouth dried up at the sight of him. He was even more impressive to look at up close. His scar, that everyone was talking about, made him look distinguished and dangerous. She always did like dangerous. “Uhm…I…ahhh… damn…sorry about that.” His eyes narrowed quickly at her in anger, she didn’t understand.
“Listen lady, I may not be much to look at anymore, but you can stop starring at my scars right this second!”
Jennifer took another step back in surprise and frowned. Her bad mood had just gotten worse thanks to his obvious rudeness. “Listen, I already apologized for walking into you, and might I remind you I’m the one who got hurt here! You’re built like a freaking brick wall, where I…let’s just say I’m not. As for you’re scars, honey I have no idea who you’ve been listening to, but you are a serious babe and you’d better get used to tongue tied idiots like me acting like dolts around you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go before I stick my foot any further into my mouth.”
Brushing past him, she fought to control the blushes she felt heating her cheeks. She really needed to learn to control her mouth when annoyed. Although, the look on his face when she called him a babe, was worth some embarrassment.
Reaching the door to her dorm residence, she couldn’t resist one last look back to see if he was still watching her.

--
Aline de Chevigny
www.alinedechevigny.com

Is Happily Ever After your thing? Travel the path of love with Aline de Chevigny!
posted by Aline de Chevigny @ 6:29 PM   0 comments
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A New Christmas Release

Join me tomorrow for a new Christmas Release!

AN ANGEL'S CHOICE by Diana Castilleja

Blurb:
It's Micah's last assignment, the one that would earn him his wings. He felt prepared for the challenge ahead of him this Christmas season—until he met her.

Karen had been a forgotten child, a loner, and refused to open herself to hurt. She'd been down that road more than once, and very recently had been dealt a miserable hand, being stood up at the altar.

Could an angel on a mission have the answer to her frozen heart? Could the heart of a wounded child locked inside a grown woman bring a forever love together? Only the choice of an angel will make this a Christmas to remember, for both of them.

Excerpt:
Micah hesitated in the falling snow. A reaction that was as rare as that same snow falling in July. He eyed the building Karen worked in. Should he continue to be visible, or just give her the push in the right direction to get her what she most strongly needed in her life? After reading her history, he had wanted to meet her, face to face. See the woman behind the sadness, behind the bitter wall she kept up for the rest of the world. He knew before he'd seen her that she would be a difficult assignment, after meeting her—challenge was the only word that came to mind.

He couldn't think of one person, and he knew many souls, who he felt was worthy of her. He needed to get to know her better. It was the only way he could really help her.

Pushing the boundaries was something he didn't usually do, but sensing a deeper need in Karen, he felt he'd be forgiven for the plan he was making. Forgiveness was his boss's forte after all.

Available November 29th!

Full chapter download available on my site!



--
Diana Castilleja
Best Selling Author
http://www.DianaCastilleja.com
Romance that thrives in dark places
http://www.sweeterromanticnotions.com
posted by Diana Castilleja @ 4:44 PM   0 comments
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Helping a good cause



I've been helping the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as a nurse and a community member for the past ten years. I'm now helping as an author, as well.

With the purchase of any on my books, either print or e-book, I will donate $2.00 to JDRF. Yes, that leaves me with little royalty money; but what does that mean to a child who takes up to ten shots of insulin a day to survive. The donations will continue year-round, or until a cure is found.

For those who wish to follow my progress, I have a graph on my website: ( http://www.janetdurbin.com ). I will update this on a monthly basis, or quarterly in the case of Forbidden Publications/Fictionwise books.

The annual Walk to Cure Diabetes event for my area is held March 15th, 2008. With your help, it will be a joy to hand them a check to find the cure for juvenile (Type 1) diabetes.

I want to say a special thanks to Rene and her team for allowing me to be a part of the Forbidden family, and for taking on my books. May everyone, readers and authors alike, have a very merry Christmas. :)

Janet Durbin
http://www.janetdurbin.com
Author of Innocence Taken
Now available at http://www.forbiddenpublications.com
posted by Janet @ 8:25 AM   0 comments
Monday, November 26, 2007
"After All These Years" Contest!

Who doesn't love free stuff? I love free stuff. And I love giving free stuff away!

How about a big prize package consisting of an autographed short story collection, maybe a t-shirt, a couple of CDs, plus all sorts of promotional goodies? Here's how!

If you haven't done so already, hop over to Forbidden Publications and purchase "After All These Years." It's only 2.99 -- hey, you spend more than that on a latte! Here's the link to get the novella.

After reading it, answer this: In "After All These Years," William has a tattoo on his arm, something very significant to him. What does that tattoo say?

Send your answer to gwenmasters AT yahoo DOT com. Contest ends on November 30 -- so you've got a few days to get your entry in! One winner will be drawn at random from all the entries, and that lucky person will receive the prize package filled with all sorts of goodies!

Good luck!
Gwenny

For more: Website or Blog
posted by Gwen Masters @ 7:19 AM   0 comments
Friday, November 23, 2007
A wolf tale to warm your heart in the cold of a Christmas winter...

Wolf's Gift
by Anastasia Rabiyah


Coming soon from Forbidden Publications.

A Christmas tale of the paranormal kind...

In an English town budding with the new religion at Christmastime, an old god still shows up in the darkest of places. One such ancient setting is the Darkwood Forest just outside the meadow near Levinia’s home. After her husband is lost in a hunting accident, she must come to terms with his death. The day after Christmas, she calls upon the cast out god, Jul, by burning the Yule log and wishing for the one thing Jul is known for, allowing the spirits of the dead to mingle with the living.



A howl broke the silence outside. This time she was sure of what it was. She closed the door and slid the bar down to keep it in place, not that a wolf could push open a door, could it? Fingering the handle of the bow, she breathed in deeper the underlying scent of hay. The first time they’d made love it had been in this barn amongst the fresh straw. The feel of his lips against her neck lingered in her memory, the heat of his skin touching hers, the thrill of being alone, finally able to give herself to him after waiting for so long.

She leaned her head against the door and closed her eyes. It began as a playful game of teasing and tickling, hands knotting and testing limits. She’d leaned up and brushed her lips over his. Borys balked, but smiled his sideways grin, his brown eyes glistening with mischief and a familiar hint of desire. He’d pushed her down into the itchy hay and kissed her into submission.

Something ran across the snow, its paws crunching just outside the door. She wondered if loud noises would frighten it away. Levinia had never seen a wolf before. She’d only shot her husband’s bow a few times, and she wasn’t good at it. She backed away into the dwindling light. Claws scratched against wood. It whimpered.
“Go away!” she shouted, startling the sheep. They flinched and skittered backward. Small bleats echoed in the barn.

The animal outside whined.

Levinia stared at the bow, and wondered if she could do it, if she could kill a wolf, much less anything at all. She clenched her teeth and swallowed her fear. Taking a step forward, she decided she must confront what had taken away her happiness. One hand shot out, no longer shaking. The wooden bar slid up and away. It was dark outside, so no shadow of legs cast itself beneath the door. She knew the wolf was there though. She knew it had to be the one that killed her husband. Now it had arrived to take her as well.

“But I won’t go,” she vowed.

She kicked the barn door with the toe of her boot. It creaked on its hinges. The cold air rushed in, carrying snowflakes. Among the snow her adversary stood, a mangy creature with gray hair and golden eyes. Its muzzle bore dried blood. The wolf took a step forth on long legs.

Levinia lowered her bow, aiming at the animal’s head.

Ears flattened. A bushy, gray tail lowered. The wolf snarled, revealing yellowed teeth. A line of spittle fell in a string to the snow.

From the forest, another wolf cried. Its call was long and painful, so much so that Levinia hesitated, her finger frozen on the trigger. She shot a glance past the beast before her. A pale creature came limping from the woods. It walked slow, but with purpose. A sudden movement drew her attention back to the animal in front of her. Its head lowered and it lunged. Levinia squeezed. The crossbow fired, its shaft whizzing through the air. It thunked, hitting its mark.

The wolf yelped in midair.

She backed up, dropping the empty weapon in the hay. Fur and the stench of death gagged her. She screamed as the beast knocked into her. Falling seemed to take forever. Her head smacked against something hard, sending a strike of agony through her body. She blinked and flailed, desperate to escape.

Teeth snapped and caught. Pain lanced her forearm. She brought her knee up in a swift kick, gouging the animal’s belly. Then the darkness took her.
posted by Unknown @ 9:23 PM   0 comments
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Coming 29 November 2007 Merry Christmas to Me! By Aline de Chevigny
Merry Christmas to Me! By Aline de Chevigny

Coming this Christmas from Forbidden Publications: November 29, 2007

Blurb

Jennifer was having the worst Christmas ever. She'd just quit her job, her ex had happily married some blonde Barbie doll and the man of her dreams didn't even know she was alive.
Franko was through with women, or so he thought until the hottest little spitfire he'd ever met walked into him and set him straight. He now had five days until she left the mine for good to convince her that he was the Christmas gift of her dreams.



Excerpts # 1
She’d never felt so angry. How could they disappoint so many people, without even a second thought? They’d used some lame ass excuse, about the flight crew wishing to spend the holidays with their families. Well Duh! Who didn’t? Unfortunately for her and everyone else in her boat, they couldn’t leave site if the plane didn’t show. “Damn, stupid, inconsiderate…”
Her tirade was cut short by what felt like walking into a brick wall. Looking up…and up, she came face to…chest with the new hotty mechanic at camp. She knew it was Franko Chissolm, she recognized the shirt.
Taking the step back, she tilted her head further back to look at him in the face to apologize. Her mouth dried up at the sight of him. He was even more impressive to look at up close. His scar, that everyone was talking about, made him look distinguished and dangerous. She always did like dangerous. “Uhm…I…ahhh… damn…sorry about that.” His eyes narrowed quickly at her in anger, she didn’t understand.
“Listen lady, I may not be much to look at anymore, but you can stop starring at my scars right this second!”
Jennifer took another step back in surprise and frowned. Her bad mood had just gotten worse thanks to his obvious rudeness. “Listen, I already apologized for walking into you, and might I remind you I’m the one who got hurt here! You’re built like a freaking brick wall, where I…let’s just say I’m not. As for you’re scars, honey I have no idea who you’ve been listening to, but you are a serious babe and you’d better get used to tongue tied idiots like me acting like dolts around you. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go before I stick my foot any further into my mouth.”
Brushing past him, she fought to control the blushes she felt heating her cheeks. She really needed to learn to control her mouth when annoyed. Although, the look on his face when she called him a babe, was worth some embarrassment.
Reaching the door to her dorm residence, she couldn’t resist one last look back to see if he was still watching her.
posted by Aline de Chevigny @ 8:04 AM   0 comments
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Innocence Taken - Not Your Average Book


For those of you who like a book that makes you think; a book that makes you fully aware of your surroundings; a book that leaves you glad you're still alive--then this is the book for you. I must warn you, though, this book will leave you wondering who the killer is until the very end. So far, no one has guessed who it is. Will you be the one to finally accomplish what others have failed to do? Only time will tell....

Here is a blurb to tantalize you:

Nature Kranderson, a reclusive psychic, stumbles upon the work of a serial killer when she tries to locate a missing teen for her family. For some reason, the killers face remains shrouded. That has never happened before. She has always been able to ID them. It frustrates her, and makes her a little nervous. Unfortunately, she can see everything he does to the girls—every perverted detail—including a wire whisk used on one girl and a riding crop on another. He gets off keeping them naked and using them as often as possible before he becomes disenchanted. When that happens, death follows.

Nature joins forces with Sheriff Web Westerly and begins a cross-country journey that takes them to Florida. Another teenage girl is missing from the Brevard County area, and the police have asked for her help. They want to find the girl before anything happens to her. After they arrive, Nature discovers her disappearance has nothing to do with the 'Man', as she's dubbed the killer.

While in Florida, the police approach her about another missing girl. She was taken from a park near the beach and they suspect it may be the serial killer who has her. Nature confirms their suspicions. Afterwards, thinking her work is done, she gets ready to go home, back to Montana. Before that happens, she is called upon for another case in Daytona. The Man has struck again.

The news people catch wind of the missing girls. They learn of Nature's involvement and track her down, seeking an exclusive interview, flashing her face across the television screen once they locate her. Unfortunately, someone else is watching that day. A serial killer is looking for his next target, and he thinks he may have found her on the news.

(Warning: this book contains graphic sexual material and language. Everything a growing mind needs. lol)

Janet Durbin
http://www.janetdurbin.com
Author of Innocence Taken
Now available at http://www.forbiddenpublications.com

A book that's scary in its realism, yet leaves you thankful it's only fiction...
posted by Janet @ 8:05 PM   1 comments
Friday, November 16, 2007
Not Her Mr. Right Gets a Recommended Read!
Hi, all,

I wanted to share this terrific review Not Her Mr. Right received from My Book Cravings. The reviewer gave it five flowers and a Recommended Read. You can't ask for more than that!

"I loved this book from the very beginning. It’s light-hearted and funny, while dealing with the emotional baggage that woman who are heavier than the societal norm have to deal with every day…and Miss Carrington does it tastefully, for which I applaud her. It’s a breath of fresh air when an author deals with a larger size woman finding a man who still wants her. The characters of Jake and Emma are well rounded, realistic and totally right for each other and I wanted them to find happiness from the very start. I loved Jake’s dogged determination to make Emma realize how much he truly cared for her, especially when she kept taking things he said the wrong way. In addition, Emma’s meddling mother was a hoot, who I couldn’t decide if I wanted to strangle, or possibly arrange a few sessions of family counseling for. I’ve not had the opportunity to read anything by this author before, but after reading this engaging story, I’ll be remedying that in the very near future." ~ My Book Cravings, 5 Flowers

Rachel Carrington
www.dawnrachel.com
posted by Rachel Carrington @ 10:13 PM   0 comments
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
EROTIC ROMANCE WORKSHOP GROUP

Never miss a workshop.

Simply go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EroticRomanceWorkshop/?yguid=283942630

ALL WRITING WORKSHOPS CAN BE FOUND IN THE FILES SECTION FOR EASY REFERENCE.


Anyone interested in presenting a workshop just email me to schedule.


Marie Roy aka Collette Thomas
HOT SEX WITH A STRANGER: A Case of Mistaken Identity at www.forbiddenpublications.com
posted by Collette Thomas @ 11:06 AM   0 comments
Monday, November 12, 2007
Come celebrate the darkness...
Double Demon Drawing

Enter to win a dark tote of demon goodies filled with: a bear angel, two bookmarks, two cover flats, two small boxes, assorted temporary tattoos, a demon postcard, vanilla incense, a notepad with magnet for hanging, a colorful zippered cosmetic bag and a small notebook.



See the Contest page on my website at: RabiyahBooks.com for deatils.
Hurry, it ends November 30, 2007!

Anastasia Rabiyah

posted by Unknown @ 3:56 PM   0 comments
Another Great Review!

My little novella, After All These Years, just got another great review! Lacey at Bluegrass Romance Reviews calls the story "a definite keeper." Thank you so much, Lacey!

Go here to read the review.

And if you don't have your copy yet, you can take care of that problem by clicking here. I hope you enjoy it as much as Lacey did!

Cheers,
Gwen Masters

For more: Blog and Website

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Thursday, November 08, 2007
After - coming soon from Forbidden Publications


The first book in the Journey of Twins series will be coming soon from FP. It's in the editing phase right now, but doesn't the cover look fantastic? Here's a short blurb:

After is a science fiction novel depicting what the world could be like if we're not careful. Drayco and Shyanne are twins who survive a virus that wipes out a large percentage of the Earth's population, only to watch all technological advances disappear. Unfortunately, the virus alters them in inconceivable ways. For one, it is manageable. For the other, it is a living nightmare.

They become separated, and, over time, begin looking for each other when the longing for family fills them. Upon finding one another, they learn that someone else is looking for them, as well. The Boss wants Shyanne badly. Why--they don't know--but they're going to find out.

With their animal companion, a genetically altered mountain lion named Drizzle, the twins embark on a cross-country journey. They encounter many obstacles along the way. The worst is a mercenary named Ruben. He will stop at nothing to accomplish what he is paid to do, even if it involves killing his own men. Unfortunately, he succeeds in getting Shyanne.

Now Drayco must survive his biggest challenge, a challenge filled with pain and suffering, if he is to help his sister survive the Boss.

Stayed tuned for further updates; I will post them when they become available. Until then, happy reading.

Janet Durbin
http://www.janetdurbin.com
Author of Innocence Taken
Now Available at Forbidden Publications
posted by Janet @ 10:32 AM   1 comments
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
New Interview at Bluegrass Romance Reviews
This week got comfy in my chair, poured a perfect cocktail, and enjoyed the opportunity to talk with Gracie of Bluegrass Romance Reviews. The questions were unusual -- this was not at all your typical kind of interview. I had such fun doing this!

Read the interview here.

Thanks, Gracie!

Cheers,
Gwen Masters
posted by Gwen Masters @ 11:34 AM   0 comments
Monday, November 05, 2007
"After All These Years" is a Reviewer Top Pick!

At Night Owl Romance, reviewer Sara loved After All These Years. Here's a bit of what she had to say:

"After All These Years" is a book that will keep you reading to the end. It's full of emotion and suspense...a story worth taking the time to read.

Thank you so much, Sara!

To read the whole review, click here.



Cheers,
Gwen Masters

For More: Website and Blog

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