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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MORE THAN PLEASURE YOU by Shayla Black Release Day Blitz

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Shayla Black with you today! MORE THAN PLEASURE YOU is part of her More Than Words series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live today! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.


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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black comes a new story in her More Than Words series… Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever? I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. Though he insisted I get over his transgressions, I can’t. So I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rental’s sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. Yeah, it’s a terrible time to start a fling, but I can’t help wanting to give her every bit of pleasure she’s willing to take. When Skye needs a date to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, I’m game to play her pretend fiancé. The jerk should see what he passed up…and that I’m holding her now. But our pretend engagement begins to feel real. Our passion certainly is. So are the consequences. When I’m confronted with the reality that our lives are now irrevocably entwined, I have to choose between leaving Skye to return to the life—and wealth—I’ve always known or abandoning everything familiar to start over with the woman who awakened my heart. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  
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“So you think having a fiancé will finally convince your ex’s mother to back off?”
“I hope. In her head, I’m all alone, and Finn is only marrying Dana because he’s a stubborn dumb ass. But if she sees I’ve moved on, too, I have to think she’ll give up.”
“Tell me one thing that will really convince her you’re no longer interested in Finn.”
Skye pauses. “I haven’t thought about it like that… Probably behaving unlike the way I did with Finn.”
“What do you mean?”
“She was always encouraging us to kiss and hold hands. She would give us romantic weekends away. Once, when I made an offhanded mention that my period was late, she asked me—gleefully—if there was any chance I was pregnant. I didn’t have the heart to tell her no.”
No chance at all? “Not to be too personal, but did you ever have sex with Finn?”
“No. Maybe he might have tried harder if I had been more receptive. But mostly I think we both felt pushed into the relationship.”
“So you and I have to act like we can’t keep our hands off each other?”
“Probably.” She winces. “Yeah. Sorry.”
“It’s not a problem.” At all. I reach for her hand—and frown when Skye jolts. “But if we’re going to convince anyone, especially people who have known you for years, that we’re getting married because we’re desperately in love, you can’t jump when I touch you. We have to leave them thinking that we barely managed to roll out of bed for the wedding and that we’ll probably roll right back in as soon as we’re alone.”
“You’re right. It’s just, um…been a while since anyone kissed me. I don’t count Finn.”
“How long?”
She pauses. “Two years and some change.”
Whoa. Skye deserves to be kissed well and often by someone desperate to make love to that pillowy pink mouth with abandon. Hell, yeah, I’ll volunteer. And if it’s been that long since anyone has kissed her, how long since someone has taken her to bed and pleasured her? I don’t ask—but I’m really fucking curious. “I did not see that coming.”
“Embarrassing, right?”
I shake my head. “No.”
“You’re being nice.” She slides off the stool and onto her feet, shaking slightly. “So you think we should wing the whole PDA thing…or maybe practice a little?”
“Definitely practice.” I can’t help but grin. “A lot.”
Skye bites her soft lip. “You’re probably right.”
I am. And that makes her very nervous.
“No maybe about it.” I flash what I hope is a reassuring smile, not one that divulges the fact that I woke up with an aching cock and her on my mind.
“Okay, how should we—”
I stop her awkward, breathless question by kicking away from my stool. The legs drag across the tile as I stand. That’s the only sound in the room besides the distant crash of surf and her suddenly rapid breathing.
“Come here.” I crook my finger.




Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages. Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years. Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.  

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DARK MOON FALLS Anthology Release Day Blitz

Today we are celebrating the release of DARK MOON FALLS, a boxed set featuring 15 steamy paranormal stories. You can purchase it for .99 cents for a limited time.


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High in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the sleepy town of Dark Moon Falls has secrets ... Hot wolf shifters pursue their one true mate, witches pursue their own agenda, and humans are caught in the middle. In Dark Moon Falls, danger, intrigue, and romance lurk around every corner. This boxed set includes 15 new steamy stories you’ll want to get your paws on! One-click now to book your getaway to Dark Moon Falls and soak in all the shifter romance!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

COUNTER CULTURE by JL Merrow Blog Tour

Hi, I’m JL Merrow, and I’m delighted to be here today to celebrate the release of my new rom-com, Counter Culture, which features a clash of cultures between a socially conscious steampunk and a stressed-out department store retail worker.
About Counter Culture
Customer service has never been this personal.
Robin Christopher, beleaguered retail worker, isn’t having an easy November. His boss is raising stress
levels planning a Black Friday to end all Black Fridays, his family doesn’t understand him, and his best
friend thinks his new crush is a hallucination brought on by watching too many episodes of Doctor Who.

Archie Levine dresses in Victorian style and divides his time between caring for his young son and creating
weird and wacky steampunk gadgets from bits of old junk—when he’s not looking after his mum and
trying to keep on good terms with his ex. The last thing he’s got time for is a relationship, but the flustered
young man he met while disembowelling a fridge is proving very tempting.

When his mum’s social conscience is roused by a local store with a cavalier attitude to the homeless,
former rough sleeper Archie shares her anger. Little does he know that Robin works for that same store.
When Archie finds out he’s sleeping with the enemy, things could cut up very rough indeed.

Steampunk music As mentioned in Counter Culture, there is something of a debate as to what makes music “steampunk” (me, I come down firmly on the “ukulele” side *g*). In fact, the steampunk music scene is delightfully diverse, with not all the acts you’ll see at a steampunk event having, at first sight, a great deal to do with either steam or punk. Here’s a partial (in all senses of the word) selection of acts I’ve enjoyed, with a strong bias towards the UK (because airline tickets cost money): Chap Hop is a perennial favourite, with its leading exponents Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer and
Professor Elemental. As the name suggests, this is basically rap, but done in a refined English accent, and often extolling the virtues of tea. Or cocking a snook at the establishment. I’m not sure if Thomas Benjamin Wilde Esq self-identifies as chap hop, but his song “The Tories Need Another Novelty Toff” definitely pings my chap-dar (and I can’t resist giving you a link to his breakaway hit, “I’ve No More F***s to Give”: Go ahead and have a listen, but, er, probably not if you’re at work or around small children.) A touch of cabaret is often a feature – acts such as Steam Powered Giraffe and Alice’s Night Circus bring showmanship (or, as might be, show-womanship) to the stage along with catchy tunes and steampunk motifs of cogs and automata. Old-time music hall, with its story-telling songs and delight in strong drink and bawdy innuendo, is another influence: see Lady Violet Hugh (eg The Ballad of Connie Lingus) or Aldous Pinch (Here’s to Gin). Actually, it’s probably as much the subject matter as the musical style which makes an act steampunk. If you’re singing about Victorian villains or the sinking of the Titanic (yes, Victor and the Bully, I’m thinking of you) you probably at the very least have steampunk tendencies. Wearing goggles on stage is probably superfluous at this point. ;) Dark and gothic themes are often a feature (VATB again, and ANC). There’s naturally a lot of overlap between Goths and steampunks in terms of visual influences and interests—those good old Victorians were pretty obsessed with death and the supernatural. It’s a truism (i.e. a saying generally held to be, but not actually, true) that steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown. In point of fact, many steampunks (myself included) are very happy to wear black, often with a tasteful skull-and-occult-symbol motif included. Basically, steampunk music defies definition: it’s as eclectic as the fiction genre itself. And anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is probably being less than splendid. *** Question: What’s your favourite musical genre or style? I’d love to hear about it!

About JL Merrow
JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea.  She read Natural Sciences at
Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the
inside of a lab ever again. 

She writes (mostly) contemporary gay romance and mysteries, and is frequently accused of humour. 
Two of her novels have won Rainbow Awards for Romantic Comedy (Slam!, 2013 and Spun!, 2017) and
several of her books have been EPIC Awards finalists, including Muscling Through, Relief Valve (the
Plumber’s Mate Mysteries) and To Love a Traitor.

JL Merrow is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, International Thriller Writers, Crime
Writers Association, Verulam Writers and the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.

Find JL Merrow online at:, on Twitter as @jlmerrow, and on
Facebook at

To celebrate this release, one lucky person will win a $10 gift card to Riptide.
Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, o
November 9, 2019. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following along, and
don’t forget to leave your contact info


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