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Monday, December 24, 2007

Sexy Beast IV cover

They are men with a fierce, feral power and a sensuality that seduces all who come near. No woman can resist their primal urges for wild and wanton sex.

"Chanku Destiny" by Kate Douglas
Mystical and sensual shapeshifters, the Chanku welcome newcomers Adam and Eve to their forgotten legacy. Together with Oliver the three will revel in a sexual exploration like no other.

"Abundance" by Deanna Lee
For nearly 35 years Jude Aroca and his people have been free from human contact. Now, a human female has arrived on their small jungle moon arousing the feline beast inside of Jude with the exotic smell of her sex.

"Passion of the Cat" by Dawn Thompson
Captain Lyle Clarridge can never forget his erotic interlude in the Hindu Kush when the seductive Ihita healed him from a snow leopard attack. For with every full moon the creature within him awakens seeking the ultimate in sexual surrender.

Kate Douglas has been lucky enough to call writing her profession for over thirty years. She's produced ad copy for radio, worked as a photojournalist, drawn a weekly comic strip, coauthored a cookbook, and written numerous freelance articles. She and her husband of over thirty years live in the northern California wine country where they find more than enough subject material for their shared passion for photography, although their grandchildren are most often in front of the lens.

Deanna Lee has received rave reviews for her erotic fiction, including a 4-star, Gold Medal, Top Pick review from Romantic Times for Undressing Mercy. She lives in Alabama where she is currently working on the next erotic novel.

Multi-award-winning author Dawn Thompson writes sensuous historical romance, including Regency-set historicals, paranormal romance, and Celtic and Norse medievals, incorporating the history, theology, legend, and lore of her heritage in The Ravencliff Bride, The Waterlord, The Falcon's Bride, and Blood Moon. And now, she turns up the heat with erotic fantasy, where worlds are Otherworlds, lore comes to life, romance reigns, and unbridled passions know no bounds.
Coming February 21st, 2008

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winners of the Editors Raffle to benefit Dawn Thompson

Thanks to everyone who entered!

here are the winners of the Editor's Raffle:

15 winners went to Hilary Sares, Kensington;
1 went to Chris Keeslar at Dorchester;
1 went to Leah Hultenschmidt at Dorchester;
5 went to Leanne Burroughs at Highland Press.

All will read the manuscript of the winner and give them a one page critique, with eye to buying anyone that impresses them.

Happy Holidays!!

Winners List

Gerri Bowen of Hanover PA
Barbara Huddleston of Billings, MO
Linda Reynolds-Burkins of Forest Hill, MD
Ronna Hochbein of Phildephia, PA
Ann Gilbert of Chalfont, PA
Jennette Heikes Kettering, OH
Jennifer Ross of Kitchener ON, Canada
TONY Tzuma
Debbie Mazzuca of Ottawa RWA chapter
Cari Gunsallus of California
Elba Junco of Laredo, TX
Charlene Conlon of Silver Spring, MD
Jacquie Rogers of Washington State
Billie Warren Chai of Ohio
Sarah Gross of Altadena, CA
Denise Weeks of Richardson, Texas
Tiffany Carter of Overland Park, KS
Yvonne Melchoir of Woodbridge, Va
Michele Linse of Palmyra NY
Pam Champagne of Exeter, ME
Susan Ostrowski of Saxonburg, PA
Laura Bradley of Antigo, WI

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Romantic Times TOP PICK for THE RAVENING

England, the Cumberland border, November 1871

Paranormal, Shapeshifter
Dawn Thompson
4.5 stars HOT Top Pick
SETTING: 1870s England

The conclusion to the Chronicles of the Blood Moon brings the lord of the vampires, Sebastian, and Milosh, the head of the Brotherhood, to a showdown guaranteed to have chills running up and down your spine with its heart-stopping terror. But Thompson brilliantly tinges the terror with a romance set against a haunting backdrop with the atmosphere of a paranormal gothic.

SUMMARY: After decades, Milosh returns to Whitebriar, the Hyde-White family’s manor in isolated Cumberland. He finds a burned-out shell, his friends missing and a beautiful Gypsy hiding in the ruins. Palmona has found sanctuary after being infected by a shapeshifting wolf/vampire. She yearns to feed but tries to keep the bloodlust at bay with the hope that Milosh will teach her the secret of the Blood Moon, which frees vampires of bloodlust. Innocent Paloma has the power to make Milosh forget his mission to kill Sebastian, and she makes him burn with bloodlust. Now he’ll have to fight not only Sebastian but also his own nature. With Paloma’s love, can Milosh finds a way to conquer the darkness and eradicate his foe? (Love Spell, Feb., 368 pp., $6.99)

~~Kathe Robin, The Romantic Times Magazine

The Ravening by Dawn Thompson
[mass market paper: Love Spell; February, 2008; $6.99;
ISBN: 0505527278; ISBN-13: 9780505527271]

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Book 1 – Blood Moon

Book 2 – The Brotherhood

Book 3 – The Ravening

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Book 3 of the Blood Moon Series

Sunday, December 9, 2007

EROS ISLAND: ANTHOLOGY review from Coffee Time Romance

ISBN#0-7582- 2214-
9 January 2008Aphrodisia-Kensington Publishing Corp.
850 Third Ave, New York, New York 10022
Trade Paperback$12.95
350 Pages
Erotic Romance/Fantasy

Centaur Heart by Lucinda Betts

Chiron, Lord of the Centaurs, wants to be allowed to participate in the Mother Rite Tourney against Lycurgus, The King of the Lapith, who he knows is usingdeceptive practices to gain control of the Isle of Crete, along with thereigning queen, Akantha. Queen Akantha is unsure if the Centaur King, Chiron, should be allowed to participate against Lycurgus. His winning would threaten the alliance between Knossos and Lapith. What occurs changes both Chiron and Akantha and exposes Lycurgus. What secret does Chiron possess that could change the future for all?

Ms. Betts has written a sexy tale about power and magic, both corrupting and destroying the owner. The sex is hot and enticing, while appropriate. I enjoyed this tale.

Thunderstruck by Devyn Quinn

Danicia Ryan is finished with her sculpture of Herakles and after two years of self imposed celibacy, her only fervent wish is for him to be real. Herakles is waiting to be released from his prison of stone by the one woman talented enough to feel his presence. When Dani awakens in the very arms she has sculpted, she cannot believe her eyes, but readily believes her body's responses. Will he stay or be gone when she regains consciousness?

Ms. Quinn has written a fantasy that most women can relate to. Most women would love to create their dream man and in this story the heroine experiences him in the flesh. The sex is quite scintillating; their joining earth shattering. This story is too hot by far. Loved it.

Goddess of The Dreamwell by Dawn Thompson

Gar Trivelyan, Knight of the Realm, washes ashore on the Land's End Shoals. Comingacross a Dreamwell, he makes his wish and The Goddess of the Well rises from the water to offer him her favors. Annalee is the Goddess and she has enchanted Gar, intent on making him her consort. While enjoying Annalee's charms, Gar is threatened by Yan, her jealous consort turned Centaur during Samhaine. Will he survive this night of pleasure?

Ms. Dawn Thompson has written a captivating tale of fantasy and deception. The hero trusts the goddess and forgets the way of all Fay, to seduce and deceive. This is a cautionary tale of trusting too easily. I enjoyed this story immensely.

These three fantasies are sexually charged with nubile bodies and hot encounters. All three authors chose different time periods and they all exhibit a different approach, which makes these stories unique. I really liked their diversity and would recommend this anthology to any reader of erotic fantasy.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Coming January 21, 2008 - Book 3 of the Blood Moon series

Book 3 of the series comes out in a little over a month.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Love Spell (January 29, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0505527278
ISBN-13: 978-0505527271
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Book 2 - A NOR Award Winner in the Best Vampire Romance Category 2007

Sunday, December 2, 2007

5 Cup Review for The Privateer by Dawn MacTavish

ISBN: 0843959819

December 2007

352 pagesHistorical Romance

Rating: 5 cups

Lady Lark Eddington feels her world is being tossed about. She knew that herfather gambled, but now it has fallen to her to try to get out from underthe debt. Her father's death brought much more than mere debt. She has nofamily to help her. She is discouraged and sees no hope anywhere. Althoughshe is a stubborn woman, she knows it will take a very long time for her toclear the debts without assistance.

Basil "King" Kingston is the Earl of Grayshire. He has taken his time tofind someone to marry, even though his mother hounds him to give her anheir. He has a lady in mind but is not sure about making the commitment. Hedoes not want to end up like his father but can see no way out. His mustalso find a companion for his mother and that task is just as difficult since his mother is not an easy woman to get along with.

Being put in Marshalsea was humiliating for Lark. But it cannot be worse than the way the ton treats her and offers her no help. She was set to workoff her debt until she somehow caught the eye of the Earl of Grayshire. Hewants her help, but she is not sure if that is something she wants to do.However, since she is desperate, she does not have a lot of options. King isquite taken with Lark but is engaged to another woman. Will he be able toget out of it? There is a heat between Lark and King that cannot be denied,even when they accidentally touch. Lark just wants to get away and try tostart over her life.

But with dreams of King in her head, she is unsure thatit will be possible. Plans go awry when King does his duty to the crown andheads out to sea. He knows his mother will not be pleased with him but thereis not a whole lot he can do about it. King just hopes that everything willbe okay while he is gone. Lark hopes he will come back safely. Will they gettheir wishes?Ms. MacTavish writes compelling characters.

I found both Lark and King greatto read and learn about. Protocol had a place in the 1800's in England andthis illustrates not only how they lived, but also how things were pushed tothe limit. Being someone who loves history, I found everything very wellresearched. That is not easy to say with all writers. I was pleased with Ms.MacTavish's characters and situations. I hope to read more of her work andfind it just as pleasing as this one was for me.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books

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