Feature – The Murderess and Betrayed By Blood by Allison West

the murderessThe Murderess

Courtesan Slave Trade Book One

by Allison West

publisher: Blushing Books

genre: dystopian, erotica


Women that leave the royal harem, cast out by a Prince of Brayleigh, are sent into the Courtesan Slave Trade. Prince Aaron wants nothing to do with his father’s dark dealings and sinister ways. Sneaking his beloved women away each month is a tedious task and poses great risk.

With no choice but to choose a woman to leave the royal harem, Aaron needs time to think. He evades the guards and his father’s clutches on an adventure outside of the palace.

Love blossoms and danger lurks as Prince Aaron is forced to return home. Can he disrupt the Courtesan Slave Trade, or will the courtesans find themselves in a fate worse than hell?

A dystopian erotic adventure featuring a kick-ass heroine and a virtuous prince. Courtesan Slave Trade is a spin-off series featuring Prince Aaron of Gem Apocalypse. This book begins two days before The Emerald Virgin. It can be read as a stand-alone but will be enjoyed even more by those that have read The Gem Apocalypse saga.


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Betrayed By Blood

Betrayed By Blood

Courtesan Slave Trade Book Two

by Allison West

publisher: Blushing Books

genre: dystopian, erotica

When Aaron discovers his father, King Gideon, and brother, Prince August, are still alive and a verdict for treason to come within a few days, Aaron has no choice but to infiltrate the palace, no matter the cost. Forced to align himself with the rebel leader Rhys, Aaron and Lorelei must return to the palace to seek justice and protect the crumbling nation of Brayleigh. Will she be loved by all who know of her as the murderess or feared for her deadly sins?

Unwilling to let Rhys take command of the country, Aaron will have to become the prince he was destined to be and rise in power to overthrow the new regime. Will Aaron be able to stop Rhys from his rise of power and end the slave trade once and for all? Will Lorelei find herself assimilated as part of the rebel movement or an enemy of the people?

Betrayed by Blood is the riveting conclusion to the Courtesan Slave Trade series and a spin-off of the Gem Apocalypse series.


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About the Author

allison westAllison is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.

Allison writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.

Currently working on a stand-alone Victorian Age-Play Erotica, her debut series Courtesan Slave Trade is a spin-off from The Gem Apocalypse series by Ravyn Rayne.

Allison also writes romance under Ravyn Rayne and young adult novels under Ruth Silver.

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Feature – Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason

SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS – On sale September 29, 2015

About the book

Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle . . .

Ex-cop Cat O’Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It’s a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he’s definitely feeling the heat. And if there’s one thing they’ll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it’s that in this town, true love is always in season

Chloe narrowed her eyes at Cat. “You’re acting like a cop. All tense, looking around as if someone’s going to leap out at us at any moment.”

That was the thing about Chloe. She acted like an airhead, but she wasn’t. She was smart. She read body language almost as well as Cat. “I told you to stop watching Criminal Minds before you go to bed. It makes you jumpy the next day.”

Cat focused on relaxing the muscles in her neck and shoulders as she rounded the corner to . . . Chloe’s dressing room door was ajar.

“I’m not jumpy . . . What are–”

“Quiet,” Cat whispered, her forearm across Chloe’s chest as she gently shoved her against the wall. “Stay here.” She went to reach for her gun, then decided to check out the situation first. If she could avoid drawing her weapon, so much the better. She didn’t have a permit to carry concealed in California, and Chloe would wonder why she was armed.

Cat crept toward her sister’s dressing room and slowly inched the door open. A tall man, his dark wavy hair curling at the collar of his expensive black suit, stood beside the coffee table with his back to her.

“Take one more step toward me, Cat, and I’ll shoot you,” he said in a smooth baritone.

When he moved his arm as though to reach for something in his jacket, Cat launched herself across the room and took him down. His well-developed muscles rippled beneath her fingers as she pushed her hands into the wide expanse of his back.

He fell forward, his forehead bouncing off the arm of the club chair at the same time a cat, it’s white hair standing on end, hissed and flew at her. Startled, Cat jerked back, raising an arm to push the animal away. The thought that the man might have been threatening the cat, and not her, crossed her mind. But it didn’t explain why he’d broken into her sister’s dressing room.


About the author
Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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Feature – Masquerade by Hannah Fielding

MASQUERADE – On sale August 6, 2015

About the book

Summer, 1976. Luz de Rueda, a young writer, finally returns to her beloved Spain after years away in England. Her first day back in Cádiz, Luz falls from her horse and suffers a nasty head injury. She is found by Leandro, a young man from a local gypsy family, who cares for her and brings her home. In 1970s Cádiz a relationship with a gypsy is out of the question, but nonetheless Luz is instantly attracted to this mysterious man she knows nothing about.

When Luz and Leandro keep running into each other, on the shores of Cádiz and by the colourful gypsy camps, Luz knows she is falling for him. Yet knowing that their relationship is forbidden by her family, Luz buries herself in her work, a biography of a famous Spanish artist, in an attempt to forget Leandro. But then she meets her employer, Andrés de Calderón, the man who commissioned the book she is working on.

Andrés courts Luz in style, taking her to the running of the bulls in Pamplona and the glittering masquerade balls of Spanish society. Shockingly confronted by André’s secret fiancée, and hearing whispered rumours of a family feud between Leandro’s family and her own, Luz finds herself torn between the two men.

Can Luz unravel the mysterious secrets surrounding the two men, and find love, or will deception ruin them all?

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My Top Writing Retreats

To write and to be inspired are two separate things. To write, I need a room with a view and tranquillity. To be inspired, I need access to a little of the world’s exotic cultures and settings and history.

1. Aswan, Egypt

One of the most romantic places in the world, for me, is the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan in Southern Egypt. Built on a granite promontory in the Nubian Desert on the banks of the Nile, the dark pink edifice, in the style of Belle Époque villas of the nineteenth century, has retained all the beauty and splendour of yesteryears.

The setting for Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, the hotel propels you to a time and place far removed from the trappings of everyday life to enter a world of legendry people and stories. Sitting on the magnificent marble terrace overlooking the lush gardens of Elephantine Island, you have a front seat to watch the drama of nature unfold at different times of the day.

In the early misty morning, the dominant impression is one of deep-abiding peace. Your view is that of feluccas, the romantic wooden gull-winged lateen sail boats used since antiquity, moored on the shores of the Nile, waiting to carry clients through an ancient world of relics and ruins; of endless fields stretching afar, peppered with tiny villages with their mud walls and winding ways fringed with palms; and of the large boulders in the Nile next to Elephantine Island, so called because at a distance it resembles bathing elephants.

At noon, under the high, scorching sun, the scenery is painted in vivid colours. You might see a barefoot woman in her flowing gown filling water jars at the edge of the river, a smiling man dangling his legs and oscillating on the back of a small donkey, a string of stately camels ambulating on a straight road bordered by cool and shady date groves. Each is a picture postcard depicting peace-abiding people living today as they had lived a thousand years ago.

And then, at the end of the day, the sunset: the hour when the countryside is wrapped in a glory of colour! One moment the scenery is a dazzling silvery blue, ochre, brilliant green and dappled shadows; the next, without warning, it is flushed to a wild crimson. In Egypt night comes quickly; the sun sets dramatically – bang – just like that below the rim of the desert. Feluccas draw in against the bank with a rattle of chains and the creaking of windlasses and the whine of great sails. The fields are empty and the smoke of little fires rises in the still air from the mud houses.

Now, darkness has fallen and the air is hushed and breathless. The sky is a purple canopy, low hung, and the blazing stars are so close that you can almost pluck them from the sky. The shadowed paths, the flowers in the hotel’s garden and the slender masts of sailing ships loom motionless, ghostly white in the silver moonlight: the desert night delivers infinity, eternity, beauty – all those grand emotions that inspire romance.

2. The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

In Spanish, Granada means pomegranate, a luscious, round, red fruit that appears on the city’s coat of arms. That is just how one of the most magnificent heritage cities seems – with a little stretch of the imagination – as you approach it at dusk by a twisting road down the mountains.

Granada is home to the Alhambra, the amalgamation of fabulous Arabesque palaces and a fortress complex built by the Moors on a steep wooded hill during the mid fourteenth century. Shadowed in the evening light, rising upon its reddish crag as though poised on a vast stage dominating the city, its pink marble spires and domes guarded by the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the Arabian Night’s palace is startling in its beauty and in its impact on the imagination.

There is perhaps an excess of ornamentation, but nowhere else did the Moors create such decorative art and such exuberant splendour: centuries of craft, design and technique delicately carved in stone, marble, plaster and wood, with gushing fountains and canals, a glorification of a long-distant past. Are the thin and fragile marble columns imitations of the tent poles of the desert dwellers of Arabia? Could the brilliant colours of the Arabesque speak of the patterns of carpets that were used to drape the tent interiors?

It is difficult to say which part of the Alhambra is the most superb and the strongest influence on the imagination. In the Hall of Ambassadors, decorated in 152 different patterns, how easy it is to conjure up images of Moorish princes holding reception in this state room. Or picture the virgins guarded by those magnificent marble heraldic beasts that stand guard underneath the fountain. Or still the vaulted domes, which look as if the architect was assisted by a swarm of bees.

In the Room of Two Sisters, legend has it that some Moorish maidens, idling the time away, flung some snow on the ceiling, and that as it hung there the architect came in and swore to make the snow eternal, hence the two large slabs of white marble that form part of the floor.

According to the great Moorish poet Ibn al-Khatib, who was born in Loja outside the city and lived in Granada, the Alhambra was built for emirs to while away the time in an enchanted mansion in the arms of three princesses (Ayishah, Zurayyah and Morayma), at the sight of whom, say Arab legends, all the passionate poison in a man would change to limpid water.

Here, within these silent walls of the Alhambra, where the shadows and echoes of the past confront one at every step, where the ghosts of emirs, slaves and beautiful princesses move through the corridors with silent footsteps; here in this wonderful and mystery-laden atmosphere dwells romance.

3. Oxford, England

Another wonderful place where romantic stories bubble to the surface for me. The town overflows with antiquity. The skyline of gentle domes and spires is only the beginning – the winding lanes and ancient buildings around green quads are clear-cut, refined, dream-like. With wonderful outlines meeting the eyes at every turn, the sheer weight and variety of history is overwhelming.

Add to the mix small groups of bright young people, a mosaic from all parts of the world, hurrying from one ancient building to another, and an hour in a coffee shop watching this scene delivers more story ideas than I could ever properly explore.

But there is so much more to Oxford than just the ancient buildings. One of my favourite activities here is to take a punt on the river Cherwell, drifting lazily on a summer afternoon, watching the sun catch the water and set myriad jewels aflame. The skilled student standing in the back of the punt uses his pole to both push and steer; done well, it looks so completely effortless.

My favourite haunt is the botanic garden, a peaceful oasis on the banks of the Cherwell in the heart of Oxford. I love to visit in the autumn, when the leaves of the many exotic trees turn vibrant colours of yellow, orange, amber and even crimson. I sit under one of those trees, breathe the pure air and gaze in peaceful silence upon the laughing beauties of the earth.

Oxford is a place for walking. Wandering from college to college, visiting the Bodleian Library and making my way slowly back to the Old Parsonage Hotel – a blissful way to spend an afternoon surrounded by the picturesque romance and beauty of an age, and all I want to do when I get back to my hotel room is write and write and write.

4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

I have not travelled extensively in the United States, but after seeing the beautiful aerial images of Yellowstone captured by satellites and ‘Earth from the Air’ photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, I was keen to explore this area of natural beauty. I hadn’t anticipated, however, how inspirational I would find the trip.

We stayed in Wyoming, where the people were so very welcoming and the dinner platters vast. The drive across the state to the park itself was amazing – such wide expanses left to nature’s will, so different to England and to France. There was a sense of abandon and freedom, and at once I found myself calling to mind imagery cast by the great American writers; Faulkner’s ‘The Bear’ whispered to me.

The landscape in the park was like nothing I had seen on my travels through Africa and Europe – wild, rugged, rocky. The lakes were such a deep blue, indigo, framed by forest-green trees and grey, majestic mountains whose tops looked to pierce the sky. Such a juxtaposition of colours took my breath away – every shade of blue and green and yellow imaginable blurring together to symbolise The Great Outdoors.

At the infamous Old Faithful Inn, we stopped for a break. Such a beautiful hotel, the log construction nestling in beautifully amid the scenery and the fireplace – wow, 85 foot! Outside, we waited in anticipation for the nearby geyser, Old Faithful, to erupt. Pretty much to schedule, up it went – a spectacular spout of water and steam shooting high into the air.

Though we explored the park extensively, I am sure we left plenty of the 9,000 square kilometres undiscovered. Still, I had a head full of the sound of rushing water and the scent of pine trees and the sight of the brown fur of a bison against the green grasses of his grazing ground.

Henry Miller once said, ‘One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.’ In Yellowstone, I found a new understanding of America – its peoples, its landscapes, its creatures, its history – and everything I saw made me want to pick up my pen and write.

5. Mombasa, Kenya

The sea, the sun, the friendly local people and the fascinating culture draw me to Mombasa. But ultimately, it is two aspects of Kenyan life that most inspire me: the animals and the sunsets.

Safaris in the surrounding savannahs leave me excited as a schoolgirl. Elephants lumber along, huge ears flapping lazily. Lions sprawl beneath trees, languidly snoozing, tails twitching. Flamingos balance on impossibly thin legs, splashes of pink against azure waters. Rhinos, antelope, gazelles, impalas, hippos, buffalos… all the animals of the fairy stories my governess would tell me as a young girl wander by. Here, you are the intruder, the interloper, and there is a sense of privilege in being permitted to enter the creatures’ world and to watch, safe despite the inherent danger; to admire.

If safaris are exhilarating, sunsets are soothing. In all the countries to which I have travelled, Kenya has without doubt the more beautiful sunsets. Every shade an artist could possibly mix on his palette from red and yellow and blue is daubed across the canvas of the sky. The world hushes, stills to watch the transformation. If you are out of the city and you position yourself with a view across the plains, you may be fortunate enough to catch the outline of a giraffe or an elephant on the horizon, a black silhouette against the sinking sun. Nothing stirs the romantic in me more than a sunset; and an African one is so breathtaking that writing becomes an urgent need rather than a choice.

Hence the setting for my first novel, Burning Embers, whose seeds were sown by the wildness and colour and majesty of the vistas of Kenya.

Conclusion: Home
However wonderful these places are to visit, I joyously return home to France. Writing and inspiration come together for me in a room with a view of the Mediterranean. The best days are those when I wake in the morning, open the shutters and drink in the bright sunshine, the blue of the sea and the grey-green of the olives trees – the essence of romantic inspiration.


About the author
Hannah Fielding was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. Her family home was a large rambling house overlooking the Mediterranean where she lived with her parents and her grandmother, Esther Fanous, who had been a revolutionary feminist and writer in Egypt during the early 1900s.

Fluent in French, English and Arabic, Hannah’s left school at 18 and travelled extensively all over the world. Hannah met her husband in England and they lived in Cairo for 10 years before returning to England in 1989. They settled in Kent, bringing up two children in a Georgian rectory, surrounded by dogs, horses and the English countryside. During this time, Hannah established a very successful business as an interior designer renovating rundown cottages.

With her children now grown up, Hannah now has the time to indulge in her one true passion, which is writing. Hannah has so far published three novels: Burning Embers set in 1970s Africa, The Echoes of Love set in 1980s Venice, and Indiscretion set in 1950s Spain. Her romance novels are adored by readers all over the world.

In July 2014 Hannah’s Novel The Echoes of Love was awarded first place in the Romance category at the 18th Independent Publisher Book Awards held in New York. The award organisers credited the Hannah with the ability to “take chances and break new ground” in the Romance genre.

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Feature – The Taming of Malcolm Grant by Paula Quinn

THE TAMING OF MALCOLM GRANT – On sale September 29, 2015

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Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea-until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life to pieces. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real danger is the magnetic pull she feels to this half-naked Scot recovering in her bed.


With his rugged handsomeness and wicked charm, Malcolm Grant wants nothing more out of life than whisky, women, and the occasional war. The only lass he’s ever trusted left him with more scars than a battlefield. Yet now at the mercy of this sweet stranger, Malcolm can barely resist the gentle hands that make him feverish with desire-until Emma, the one he will never have, is the only woman he wants.

“You’re nothing like your reputation,” she told him.

He laughed softly and then groaned. “I know what ye’ve heard . . .” He paused, rethinking his defense, and then apparently thinking better of it. “I earned m’ reputation. Besides, I canna’ go back and change m’ past.”

She hadn’t asked him to. The idea of him going back and changing his past had never even crossed her mind. Had it crossed his? And why? Why would he care about what she thought of him? Malcolm Grant didn’t trouble himself with those things.

“Would you?” she asked him now that he brought it to her attention. “Would you go back?”

She waited on bated breath for his answer, letting only one thing distract her from his reply.

His kiss. His passionate mouth taking hers over and over. Oh, if he would only do it again she would welcome his tongue.

Or should she have slapped him?

“I dinna’ know if I would go back.”

His answer came but it offered her no comfort. She tried not to look disappointed.

“Mayhap who I was in the past,” he continued, “has shaped me into who I’m supposed to be.”

“You’re supposed to be a heartless rake?” she asked.

It angered her that he believed it and she didn’t bother to hide her fierce scowl.

“Something more than that, mayhap.”

The stillness of his voice shook her to her bones. He wasn’t smiling or being glib now.

The sudden touch of his fingertips on her face startled her. When he traced the pad of his thumb along the seam of her frown, she battled herself to keep from going soft all over him. What was he doing? Why had he said what he did? Why was he touching her so intimately—the way she would touch him to know how he looked?

“Ye’re a bonny lass, Emmaline Grey.”

Was this what it was like to be enchanted? She felt mesmerized, paralyzed, giddy with delight. This was Malcolm slaying her heart, being the charming rake he was rumored to be. He’d said Harry was correct about him, but she didn’t care. Not in this moment. Whatever spell he was weaving on her, she allowed it. Helpless to do anything else.

But she did do something else. She lifted her hands to his face.


About the author
New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven. She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

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Feature – Nowhere to Hide Lindsay McKenna

NOWHERE TO HIDE – On sale October 13, 2015

About the book

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that provides schooling for children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.

Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.

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DELO’s SERIES WHO’s WHO by Lindsay McKenna

It took me five years to cobble this global family together. I’m a globe trotter and have been to Turkey and Greece, among many other places. I have a fondness in my heart for both these country and it’s warm, welcoming people. The great news is that all these books will be available in ebook and paperback!

I had to make family trees of the far-flung family. And I had to go back several generations especially in the Turkish family, which was a lot of fun.

There is the American tree, the Turkish tree and finally, the Greece tree.

Go to: http://lindsaymckenna.com/2015/03/culver-family-tree/ for more information.

You can also download Dilara Badem-Culver’s Greek and Turkish family tree here:



Download the Culver Family Quote Book here:


I’ve set up a Delos section to my website to help readers learn “all things Delos.” Here, you can find the first four books of the series.

Last Chance 0.5A, is the beginning of the Delos series. It introduces Lia Cassidy, heroine. This FREE novella is the prequel to Book 1, Nowhere to Hide. You’ll get to see Lia meet the hero, ex-Navy SEAL, Cav Jordan. In this book I set up the premise of Delos and you get to meet Robert and Dilara Culver, who own and run the 1,800 worldwide Delos charities.

Tangled Pursuit, Book 2, 11.11.2015, introduces you to Tal Culver, the oldest child of Robert and Dilara. She’s a butt kicking Captain in the US Marine Corps. She’s the only woman Marine to run one of the two sniper units out of Bagram, in Afghanistan. Affable, easy going Texan and Navy SEAL, Wyatt Lockwood, has his person sites set on snagging this hard-to-get filly and maker her his own. You’ll see why she becomes CEO of Artemis Security, the in-house firm within Delos charities.

Forged in Fire, Book 3, 12.3.2015, introduces you to one of the fraternal twins, US Army/Delta Force Sergeant Matt Culver. His kid sister, Captain Alexa Culver, USAF and a combat jet pilot, were born five minutes apart. He was the first to come out and always holds it over his ‘baby sister’ that she was second. Matt’s life is turned upside down when he meets medical volunteer to an orphanage, Dr. Dara McKinley.

Broken Dreams, Book 4, 1.2.2016, introduces the last Culver child to be born, Alexa. She might be last of the three siblings but she’s a combat pilot who takes no prisoners. Like a sunbeam who walks into people’s lives, making them feel better, Alexa is powerfully drawn to Marine Corps sniper Sergeant Gage Hunter. His quiet intensity draws her powerfully to him. He changes her life.

Drop by my website and introduce yourself to my new global family saga. If you love adventure, romance, suspense and a series that will draw you emotionally into each story, you will find Delos a treasure chest just waiting to be opened to whisk you away!


About the author
Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.

Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!

Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.

Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at http://www.lindsaymckenna.com. And be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to her loyal and faithful subscribers!

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Feature – Grave Misfortune by Ravyn Rayne

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Grave Misfortune (Palace Secrets Book 3)

by Ravyn Rayne

Published by Blushing Books
Genre: Historical Romance, Romantic Erotica

Married to a gambler and drunk, Helene is the madam for a brothel, where she looks after her girls and services the clientele. When Vincent, a royal guard from the palace, arrives at her doorstep and tries to defend her honor, little does he know she’s both married to the man and a Madam for the establishment. Could things get any more awkward?

Hours later, a fire breaks out, putting her life and the girl’s that live with her in danger. Who would wish to set fire to the brothel? Going home to the cottage with her husband hardly seems a viable option. Vincent invites her to court, but can she handle what is in store for her? Not used to taking orders, Helene will have to learn to submit to Vincent, in order to protect her.

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“Come with me.” Vincent’s tone is sharp and short. “You broke the rules, Helene. There are consequences for not following orders.” He grabs me by the elbow and whisks me into a nearby room, kicking the door shut behind us.

I slip from his grasp as he blocks my exit. Consequences? Is he out of his mind? I should have known not to trust him and come to court. Not that I felt there was much choice but I could have lied to the king or told him I had a husband to stay with. It might have begged more questions but those I could have skirted. “Let me go!”

“Not until you’ve been taken over my knee.”

I scoff at his words. He’s not serious. “What are you going to do, spank me?” I’m half-joking. Rowland wasn’t a prince but he never would have had the strength to discipline me.

Meet the Characters in the Series



A madam and owner of her own brothel, Helene is related by blood to King Alexander, though she’s never come forward to claim any relation to the throne. She prefers her relation to be kept secret. Married to a drunk, Helene spends more time looking after her girls and babysitting her husband than caring about her own needs.



As a guard for King Alexander, Vincent is loyal, but don’t mistake his kindness for lack of strength. With a reputation for being dominant and adventurous, Vincent has decided he wants a woman to marry, one that loves him for his kink as much as his desire to command her in the bedroom.


Queen Isabella ‘Ella’

Formerly a princess, Queen Isabella is married to King Alexander. With a secret history of romancing her Lady-in-Waiting, Hannah, Isabella has come to accept her role as queen. Will she accept everything else going on in the castle right under her nose?


King Alexander

While his father lay on his death bed, Prince Alexander searched for a woman that would join him in ruling his kingdom. Strict, dominant, and every sense of the word ‘alpha’, Alexander knows how to keep his queen in line with a good spanking when she disobeys.

king alexander


Lady-in-Waiting for Princess Isabella, Hannah travels with her to Prince Alexander’s court. Keeping their relationship a secret is a necessity or she and her queen will face death. Given the opportunity to find love and her own life away from the palace, the arrogant Lucas Covington, a Duke with riches and a title, desires Hannah’s hand. He’s smug, annoying, and enjoys taking Hannah over his knee when given the opportunity to discipline her. Is it too much for her?


Author Interview


What are you currently working on?

Right now I’m writing a Victorian Age Play novel that will be published under the name Allison West. It’s currently untitled and I’m about half-way through writing the first draft. I’ve also recently created the domain spankingauthor.com which highlights both Ravyn and Allison (spanking author) titles.

What names do you write under?

Ruth Silver, Ravyn Rayne, and Allison West.

How much do you write per day?

My goal is 6k words a day. Somedays I can get that done in three hours. Other days it takes 8 or 9 hours to write that amount.

What are you favorite genres to read?

I love romantic erotica, dystopian (YA or adult), and some fantasy.

Are you self published?

Nope. I’m published with Blushing Books, Lazy Day Publishing, and Booktrope.

What else do you like to do besides write?

I love photography, reading, traveling, watching television, blogging, and making book swag.

What sport are you good at?

I used to be good at bowling. I bowled on my high school team and on our college campus in a league for fun.

What show on television are you most looking forward to that’s debuting this season?

Good question! There’s two shows I’m really excited about watching. Quantico and Shadowhunters. My days are spent writing and nights are spent relaxing to television or hanging out with friends.

Do you have a favorite board game?

Settlers of Catan and Pandemic. I love both of them equally.

Which do you prefer: Kindle or paperback?

Lately I’ve been reading on my kindle. It’s easy to download, I can get samples set to my device, and I don’t have to wait for a book to ship. I do have trouble remembering to charge the Kindle though!

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Palace Secrets

by Ravyn Rayne

Published by Blushing Books


Love comes in many forms and always at a price.

At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.

When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband.

Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and erotic encounters in this steamy medieval romance.


Available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE and on Amazon for just $2.99

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“Make a sound and you’ll get another spanking,” Alexander says. His tone is firm but light. Unlike the last time, he doesn’t sound angry or disappointed with me. Is this how our lovemaking will be?
I’m both aroused and craving more of Alexander’s affection. I bury my face into the pillow, trying my best not to make any noise. I moan quietly as his lashings grow harder, burning against my skin, making me wet. I’m glad Alexander’s attention is on me. There’s something about his power and control that fires me up inside. Is he doing this to teach me a lesson for being naughty or to arouse me?
“No, Hannah.” Alexander’s answer is both quick and abrupt. “I’m the only one in charge.
Maybe I should spank you both regularly for sneaking around the castle, behind my back. Would that make sure it doesn’t happen again?” Alexander lets his hand land hard on my bottom. The sting grows fierce and I whimper in protest. When will his spankings turn to sex? He offered it to me the last time and I rejected him. It had been the only amount of control that I’d been given. Tonight, I would give him everything, and if he asked me to beg, I would.


Maiden Claimed (Palace Secrets Book Two)

by Ravyn Rayne

Published by Blushing Books


It was supposed to be a simple trip to the market in Paris.

Nothing for Lady Hannah is ever simple.

One secret after another.

The lies are mounting up.

Lady Hannah has made a deal with the devil. Worse she’s falling in love with him. There’s no turning back.

A steamy medieval romance filled with spankings and erotic pleasures.


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Waiting outside the bathhouse, a gentleman, with honey-golden hair and eyes as green as the blades of grass on a summer’s day, stops in front of me. He looks me over and smiles. His face is covered in scruff and dirt licks his skin. “I approve.”

There’s an arrogance surrounding this man, and I have the urge to silence him.

“You approve of what?” I ask and cross my arms defensively. My eyes narrow, unpleased.

“I approve of you joining me in the bathhouse. Though I admit you look pretty clean already. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised.” He reaches out to touch a strand of my blonde hair and I swat his fingers away and force his arm down to his side.

“You’ve lost your mind.” My grip on his wrist is forceful, showing him who’s boss.

“What do you think you’re doing?” he asks, glancing down at my hand still holding his wrist.


About the Author

Ravyn RayneRavyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation,
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.wherever it might be. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her young adult books here.



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Feature – Fate’s Love Series by L.A. Cotton

It has been one year since L.A. Cotton published her debut novel, FATE’S LOVE, and she wants you to help her celebrate!!! 


Come join L.A. Cotton’s One Year Publishversary Party, going on Friday – Sunday. There are some amazing authors (and a few blogs) signed up for takeovers and some amazing GIVEAWAYS!


The complete Fate’s Love Series, together, in one box set. 

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