Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Entice Me

Entice Me
Luscious Love Stories
The Authors from Romance Books 4 Us
Cindy Spencer Pape, Marianne Stephens, Jean Hart Stewart, Janice Seagraves, 
Gemma Juliana, Denyse Bridger, Rose Anderson, Paris Brandon, Cara Marsi
Genre: Romance Bundle

This sweet through hot collection of love stories includes contemporary, period, and historical romance, otherworldly romance, and romance with a touch of magic by       Award-winning and Bestselling Authors: Cindy Spencer Pape, Marianne Stephens,  Jean Hart Stewart, Janice Seagraves, Gemma Juliana, Denyse Bridger,  Rose Anderson, Paris Brandon, and Cara Marsi.

BELTANE LION by Cindy Spencer Pape
Genre: Historical Romance 
Rhodri of Llyan has returned from the Crusades a cursed man.  On the way home to Wales, a young friend is sorely injured. Rhodri seeks the aid of village healer, Selene, whose gift for healing is as uncanny as her beauty.  Selene’s magic can cure wounds, but she isn’t sure she can break the curse or heal the wounds on Rhodri’s heart? 
Originally published in a shorter form by The Wild Rose Press as Beltaine Bargain ©July 2007

Cindy Spencer Pape firmly believes in happily-ever-after and brings that to her writing. Award-winning author of 19 novels and more than 40 shorter works, Cindy lives in southeast Michigan with her family and a houseful of pets. When not hard at work writing she can be found dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book. Cindy lives in Michigan with her family and a houseful of pets.

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1.    My pets are all named for mythological beings, Loki, Tyr, Sigun, and formerly Grendel, Zuul, Chupacabra, Godzilla, and others.

2.    I have a gargoyle statue named Spot, who sometimes acts as my ghostwriter. You can find him on my website banner.

3.    Spot’s “computer” is a 1929 Royal typewriter that belonged to my great uncle. He taught me to type on it when I was 10. (The uncle. Spot isn’t that old.)

4.    I have a 3-year old granddaughter with an equal love of princess dresses and latex swords. She carries off both with great aplomb. And she has a wicked swing.

5.    My husband and I are slowly remodeling an 1870 house. It’s smallish, built for a retired couple, (which we hope to be someday) not a big Victorian family.

6.    We had a serious debate between painting our house pink or purple. My husband wanted pink until the house across the street went pink. So now ours will be purple.

7.    This summer we celebrated our 30th anniversary.

8.    I have an MS in herpetology but am afraid of snakes. (Even when I know better.)

9.    I am totally UN-afraid of spiders—even though I’m allergic to their venom.

10. The teardrop-shaped scar on my right hand is from a turkey vulture bite.

My grandfather’s first cousin was also an author. He moved to England in the 1920s and 30s and was a reporter, as well as writing 9 novels under the name Erle or Earle Spencer.

OPERATION MAN HUNT by Marianne Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Chris Carlisle needs a man and Tony Davis becomes her goal. He learns the hidden reason for her enticing attempts to capture his attention. Both can’t deny the mutual, lusty attraction. Will true love follow?  

Marianne Stephens writes sensual and highly sensual mainstream romance and nonfiction books. Her other pen name, April Ash, writes erotic romance books. Publishers include, Ellora’s Cave, Secret Cravings Publishing. Self-published books are at Lulu.com and CreateSpace.com. All books are available at Amazon, B&N, and many other book retailers. She writes with The Naughty Literati as Marianne Stephens.
Email April: april@aprilash.net
Marianne also runs a promotional website for author and industry representatives at http://www.romancebooks4us.com, a blog at http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com, and a yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/romancebooks4us.com/info


4. Once slept on the floor of a college lab surrounded by 24 rats in cages.

5. Had a direct line to the White House switchboard in my house when my husband worked at the White House.

6. Met my husband in Norfolk VA – navy city. But I found an army officer.

7. Married after knowing my husband for 6 months – almost 45 years ago.

8. Taught computers to preschoolers in the early 1990s – was one lesson ahead of them.

9. Published first ebook in 1999 – before ebooks became popular.

10. Was going to write a longer version of Operation Manhunt as a “how to find a man” book.

11. Lived in 6 states, all but one on the coast. Prefer the Midwest.

12. Love Shakespeare. Took electives in college that were Shakespeare classes.

DESIRE’S DILEMMA by Jean Hart Stewart
Genre: Historical Romance
When Lady Valanna meets her new guardian, The Marquis of Tendale, she finds her attraction to him overcomes her feeling of resentment for his neglect. When she discovers that neglect was due to dreadful war injuries, the attraction deepens. A former spy for Wellington, Marcus knows his injuries from almost fatal torture will keep him forever from marriage to the girl he has long loved.
Even as Marcus fights to keep revealing his love, Valanna admits hers. Valanna is determined to break his resolve, but Marcus’ honor stands between them. How can these two ever reconcile their differences, and find happiness?
What possible twist of fate can help these despairing lovers?

Writing claims my heart, and one of the best decisions I ever made was when I decided to write full time. I’m pretty ordinary really. But I had the chance to travel a lot when my husband did, and fell in love with England. Since I grew up on tales of King Arthur, when my kids were older and I retired from real estate, I turned to a much-desired career of author. I’m now on my 34th book, and loving every minute I can spend at the computer. But let’s not get on the subject of computers! I just switched from a PC to a Mac and the Mac is much smarter than me!
All my heroes are strikingly handsome, of course, with a flaw or two the heroine gets to correct. Writing has always been my joy and I’m so lucky that readers actually buy my stories!    

1.    Glad I raised my kids when it was permitted to spank them!

2.    My father was killed by a golf ball when I was six. Honestly!

3.    Glad I was raised poor -- taught me to appreciate all I have today.

4.    Gotta watch every calorie to keep my blasted weight down.

5.    Two left feet when it comes to sports, grew up a book worm

6.    When first married, was awestruck at a man shaving and loved to watch.

7.    Learned French in school. Wish now I’d taken Spanish!

8.    If I’m reading a good book, better leave me strictly alone. I don’t bite, but almost!

WERECAT LOVE by Janice Seagraves
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Morgan isn’t expecting romance when she accompanies her friend for a week of skiing, but when she meets Jared all bets are off.

Jared has secrets that he doesn’t mind sharing with a special lady, and he hopes Morgan is that special someone. When his past and present collide it’s worse than he imagined, and he’s forced to run for his life.

Janice Seagraves grew up with a deep love of science fiction and adventure stories. Always the consummate artist, she traded in her paint brush for a laptop to write breathless life-affirming novels that celebrate enduring love.

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1.    Favorite music? I don’t listen very often much since I prefer it quiet when I write, but when I do its rock from the seventies, classical music like Bach and Mozart, or Celtic music like the Chieftains.

2.    My favorite flavor is chocolate. I like it as ice cream, a candy bar or a pie. Or anyway I can get it.

3.    Favorite drink? I love tea. I drink it hot or cold. Tia tea has become a recent favorite of mine.

4.    Hmm, do I have a favorite meal? I love Chinese’s food with fried rice or noodles, sushi (make mine a rainbow roll), Italian Calzone, and Mexican food; tacos, burritos and tamales. Gees, this is making me hungry.

5.    My story was inspired by a real cat named Baron. While I was at the computer typing madly away on a story, Baron would decide it was time to take a nap on my chest and stick his paw down my shirt.

6.    Baron loved me so much he’d stick his muzzle in my ear and purr real loud. I think he said, “If I was only human, grrr.”

7.    I added the paw thing and purring in the ear to my werecat story.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Amalie flees when she runs into danger on the cruise ship she calls home, but soon realizes she can’t afford a ticket to fly home. Xandros is more than the shipping agent everybody thinks he is, and he’s had his sights on Amalie for months. So when she suddenly becomes a stranded damsel in distress, he is quick to suggest a solution.

Gemma Juliana Bio
Multi-published author Gemma Juliana writes romance and mystery in many genres from contemporary to paranormal. When not at her desk, Gemma loves to cook for family and friends, collect sparkly stones, and travel the world. Her muse demands large doses of coffee and chocolate.

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1.    Gemma’s favorite hobbies are traveling, making jewelry, exploring the stars, cooking, and collecting rocks, sticks and feathers.

2.    It took Gemma three years to stay up on water-skis and she still can’t stay up on snow skis.

3.    Gemma’s favorite season is autumn for its bejeweled leaves, rich foods, cool air, and the promise of winter.

4.    Light catchers and wind chimes add a magical quality to Gemma’s home, where some blend of aromatherapy is usually diffusing into the air.

5.    The Xenakis family yacht is named Tesoro, which is the Italian word for treasure.

6.    On the Hawaiian island of Molokai Gemma once rode a mule down an extremely steep winding cliff to the leper colony below. Twenty years later she can’t believe she survived the ride.

7.    Gemma thoroughly enjoys creating menus for her characters. There is almost always a ‘feast’ scene in each story.

8.    When Uncle Menas pushes for an arranged marriage for Xandros he draws attention to the fact that marrying for love is a relatively modern theme in the western world. Arranged marriages are still popular today in many global cultures.

SOMETHING MOOR by Denysé Bridger
Genre: Contemporary Romance
An unexpected trip to Ireland takes Caragh McCarthy back to her ancestral home, and the past collides with the present when car trouble strands her on the moors of Country Tyrone. When Kelan O’Shea comes to her rescue, a 300 year old injustice might yet be set right, and a promised future can be fulfilled.

Denysé Bridger: As an award-winning, best-selling author, Denysé Bridger writes about a multitude of things, always with a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy. Her heroes tend to be alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while her heroines are strong, emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honourable characters drive Denysé’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.

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1.    One of the most relaxing things I do when I’m not writing is making bread, and baking.

2.    I’ve always felt technology challenged and actually wrote my first books out by hand, then typed the manuscripts on my old electric typewriter. Computers and word processors were scary things back then. (Some days they still are, of course!)

3.    I actively dislike almost every book I’ve written. There are a few rare exceptions, but mostly I don’t like my books once they’re done, all I see are the flaws.

4.    My best friend for my entire life has been my beautiful sister, who is three years younger than me, and I remember the night she was born and seeing her for the first time.

5.    If I could sit down and interview him, I’d love to talk to Sherlock Holmes, but would settle for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle if I had to. J

6.    I first watched and read Gone With The Wind when I was 17 years old, and it’s been my tradition ever since to watch the movie on New Year’s Eve, and read the book every few years.

7.    Music was once the passion that ruled my life, and while it’s still important, words are where my creative soul lives now.

Heart of Stone by Madeline Archer
Genre: Fantasy Romance
The story opens with the notorious witch hunts in 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts.

As formal education for women lacks substance in 1904, 
Neila Flannigan leaves Ireland to attend Radcliffe women’s college in America. Shy and introverted, Neila passes her lonesome hours making sketches of the Harvard grounds and sending them home to her father. A chance encounter with a kindly old Irish woman inspires her to sketch a statue in an old, unused building. Desperately lonely, Neila ends up sharing her thoughts and feelings with a man carved in stone. Some days it feels like he listens.

August 2015. Rose Anderson writing as Madeline Archer

Known for crafting characters that stay with you long after the last page has turned, Rose Anderson is a multi-published award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes across genres under the pen name Madeline Archer. No matter which pen name she uses, Rose chooses descriptive words as carefully as an artist might choose a color.

As a self-described “persnickety leisure reader”, Rose especially enjoys novels that feel like they were written just for her. “It's hard to explain, but if you have ever read a book that felt like you alone knew what the author was getting at, then you’ll know what I mean. I tend to sneak symbolism and metaphor into my writing. You might say it's a game I play with myself when I write. I just love when readers email to say they've found something.” These hidden insights are her gift to her readers. Rose hopes readers will feel her stories were written just for them, for that’s the truth.
She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.

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I’ll BE SEEING YOU by Paris Brandon
Genre: Period Romance
Jack Howland, part of an elite group of special OSS agents can’t resist the pull of the moon or widowed USO hostess, Lulu Lane. Their paths cross again after the war but will the truth about what he is send her screaming into the night or back into his arms?

A lover of action-adventure movies and vintage clothing, Paris can be found most days bent over her keyboard, creating worlds where a wolf shifter saving the woman he loves from a Nazi war criminal, is all in a day’s work.    
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CAPRI NIGHTS by Cara Marsi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A San Francisco sous chef discovers she might have bitten off more than she can chew when a yummy Italian man stirs up a recipe for romance on the delicious Isle of Capri.
Sous chef Cat Connors has spent a lifetime feeling like a stale cracker on a plate of fancy hors d'oeuvres among her stepfamily. But when she travels from San Francisco to the sunny Isle of Capri, she’s determined to finally shed her dowdy image and spice up her life. She has big plans for her future as a chef. Those plans don’t include a yummy Italian with a mouth-watering body and a smile that melts her insides like gelato under the hot Capri sun.
When Alex Viteli retreats to his villa on Capri to escape the notoriety and legal troubles brought on by his family, the last thing he needs is a beautiful, tempting dish of a woman. Alex may be the scion of a wealthy Italian family, but that won’t matter if he can’t cook up a scheme to clear his father’s name and keep himself out of prison.
Though they fit together like strawberries and chocolate, Cat and Alex may not have time for more than a quick bite of romance. Cat’s future is in San Francisco. Alex can’t leave Italy. But the sultry Capri nights might tempt them both to savor just one more sweet taste of love.

An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.

When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast in a house ruled by two spoiled cats who compete for attention.
Author’s Note: Thank you for reading my story. I hope you enjoyed this romantic trip to the Isle of Capri. I’ve visited Capri twice, and it is indeed bewitching.
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