December 2013 – Krystal Shannan

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What’s coming for Publishing in 2014?

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Consolidation, Nooble & Agents Who CARE—What’s Ahead for 2014 in Publishing

freeimage-6383794-webPrediction #4—Strong Indie Houses Will Replace Big Publishing

Granted, we live in a time when everyone can be an author and everyone can be a publisher, but this business is tough. It requires capital, business savvy, organization, innovation and raw tenacity. This means a lot of indie publishers won't last, and the ones that do will add increasing value. Because these new publishers are innovative, lean, offer higher royalties, and aren't married to massive Manhattan overhead and paper, they'll eventually replace NY publishing (and we hope they'll learn from The Big Six's mistakes).

When one considers the current business trajectory? Bookstores, libraries and foreign markets are becoming increasingly friendly to indies. They have to in order to survive. Loyalty to NY only goes so far when one is facing extinction. What will NY do when indies can do everything they can and offer lower prices to consumers and higher pay for authors?

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How Romance Novels Can Enhance Your Sex Life

eroticlitHow Romance Novels Can Enhance Your Sex Life

There's nothing like a good book. From the way it pulls you in and makes you think, a great novel can have a lasting effect on you. Although romance books are often overlooked and not considered in the same vein as other works of literature, they can be just as beneficial. What's more, a well-crafted piece of erotica can heat up your relationship or add fire to your dull sex life. For single women, romance novels can provide some of the intimacy that comes with being in a relationship and the sexual stimulation that you may be lacking. If you're in a relationship, an erotic novel can teach you and your partner more about each other and yourselves. Whether you dig into a story full of lust and sex or indulge in an enchanting tale of love, try reading a sizzling romantic book.

For couples, erotic literature can give you and your partner the boost you need in the boudoir. While sex does play a significant role in romance novels, emotional and mental passion are also major themes as the characters usually have strong romantic ties to each other as well. So, besides ravishing each other, these characters express their desires through romantic exchanges and actions, which can help you rekindle that romantic side of your relationship. In addition, erotic lit can also lead to further sexual exploration by you and your mate. Who knows, you two could enjoy that bondage novel so much that you decide to watch some kink films then indulge in some Adam & Eve bondage gear of your own. Explore erotica and you'll find that the possibilities for rejuvenating your relationship are endless.

Regardless of your relationship status, you can easily fall into a sexual rut or develop a non-existent sex life. Because of the overt sexual content and kinky scenarios, romance literature can reignite your sexual feelings and add some much needed sensual stimulation. Women in particular benefit from a good erotic piece as it allows them to use their imagination and provides mental stimulation, unlike adult magazines and videos which show graphic sexual images and are more geared to men. Romance books can also awaken desires that you never knew or realized you had. Read an erotic novel with scenes and situations that include different positions, and improve your skills in bed. You may even find you want to try something completely foreign and out of the ordinary like a threesome or anal play. For those who are shy or may not be ready to explore these new sexual activities with others, romance pieces allow you to fantasize and engage in some of these activities on your own. In addition, reading erotica can help you build up your sexual confidence and self-esteem, making you more bold and less meek when it comes to both sex and dating.

Whether you read them alone or share stories with your mate, incorporating a sensual piece of literature in your sex life can change the way you perform, respond to your partner, and feel about your sexual self.

Author Spotlight: E.L.R. Jones

 

The Craft Society of Divination Mama Katerina coverThe Craft Society of Divination: {Book 1: Mama Katerina}

Have you ever had a secret that you held to yourself and knew if it was found out it would change your family's life?  Not for the better. 

Katerina E. Deshion has one such secret.  As the Leader of the Society of Divination and their covens, Chosen One, she bears a great weight on her shoulders.  One moment of surrender, a moment to allow herself to life, has resulted in cataclysmic fall out.  The end result: loss of someone she holds dear, her son.  

Will she be able to give her son the answers he seeks?  Will she be able to save him from the fate that caused her to remove herself from her son's life?

Buy links: 
http://www.amazon.com/E.L.R.-Jones/e/B00FO8Y6E4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1387637939&sr=8-2

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The Norton Sisters - RaynaCOMING SOON!

The Norton Sisters: {Book 1: Rayna}

The Norton Sisters series tracks the lives of 6 highly independent, self-sustained women who find love when most of the sisters aren't even looking for it.

Rayna is the first to venture out of her comfort zone.  The outspoken, strong willed Lawyer will have her resolve tested when a certain easy going, self assured Artist sets his sights on her.  Will she be willing to get out of her own way to usher in this newfound relationship and the awakening within that is destined to occur?  Or will she continue to guard her heart to the point that she loses the one good thing that has happened to her in years? Enjoy the ride Rayna and Chris’ story will take you on.

Will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple Store and CreateSpace.  All will have a paperback or ebook version.


 

 

 

Author's photoMeet the Author:

E.L.R. Jones is an Author of several Interracial, Paranormal and Contemporary Romance fiction novels.  She also has created short stories and poetry. In the near future, she hopes to release a children's book series. Ms. Jones incorporates all avenues of creativity into her works.  

E. L. R. Jones began writing when she was just beginning her teen years. A pen in hand meant she needed to vent words that she couldn't otherwise express. Living a life that was already filled with pain and heartache, Ms. Jones began writing poetry. The ability to release the barely contained emotions was enough to inspire her to take Creative Writing classes in college. 

Finding her stride with creative writing, she continued to write. E. L. R. Jones has put thought to page to amass quite a collection of work. Inspired by life and the dreams that press her to give “voice” to her characters, she is excited to bring her first work to fruition. There will be many to follow.
 
Ms. Jones resides in the South Carolina area and hopes to use her knowledge to educate other aspiring Authors. Enjoy the workings from an overactive mind!

CONNECT with ELR Jones@

www.elrjones.com

www.facebook.com/elrjonesauthor
 
www.goodreads.com/elrjones
 
www.twitter.com/elrjones

COVER REVEAL and Giveaway from Samantha Holt!

Cover Reveal!

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Title: Not Another Solider

Author: Samantha Holt

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 17th January 2014

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I’ve just buried my husband. I was going to divorce him and now he’s dead.

After five years as a military wife, Sienna is moving on. She’s keen to leave behind the misery of her marriage to Rob but for some reason the past won’t let her go. It doesn’t help that her closest friend, Nick, is also a soldier. Unfortunately Sienna is struggling to deny her attraction to the sexy marine, even knowing there can be no future in it. When the injured soldier admits he wants her just as badly, and has always wanted her, the fight to control her feelings becomes harder.

And now she’s learning things about her late husband that surprise even her. When the secrets of Rob’s life come to light, Sienna finds herself involved with some very nasty people and Nick is determined to protect her, no matter what.

As the danger grows to both her heart and her life, Sienna needs to decide if it was the army that was the problem or her late husband. Is Nick worth the heartache of being a military spouse again? And will he be able to protect her from the ring of drug dealers slowly closing in?

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 “It’s just a little ice,” he spoke in a low, seductive manner.  Taking the cube of ice, he brought it from her pussy, to her bountiful melon shaped breasts.  As he locked his eyes on hers, David traced along the perimeter of her now hardened nipples.

Mel moaned in delight, as he masked the chill of the ice with the warmness of his tongue.  “Whoa!” she cringed, taking another deep breath.  Her juices were slowly making their way from the top of her spine, down her back and crashing down between her legs.

David was an expert at this beyond any doubt and he basked in the knowledge that he was pleasuring her, immensely.  His sweet caresses became more intense as he rolled his tongue over an around her hardened nipple. Tearing his lips away from her, he allowed a few droplets of the water to sip from the melting ice cube to her overly sensitive peak.  As the cold liquid, landed on her, a jolt of pleasure cut through Mel.  Once again, her breath caught in her throat, when he took her nipple into the warmness of his mouth, sucking hard and amplifying her desire for him

When he suddenly withdrew himself and took her into his arms again, she almost cursed him for stopping.  However, she quickly realized that they were simply moving to his bedroom.

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About the Author

Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier (Yes, seriously!). She traditionally writes historical romances involving chivalrous knights and hot highlanders, but occasionally dabbles in contemporary romance. When she reluctantly leaves her computer, she enjoys exploring old ruins and indulging an early midlife crisis. Adrenaline filled suggestions for the bucket list are always welcome!

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NEW RELEASE! Trevor (A MacLaughlin Family Novella)

Trevor

A MacLaughlin Family Novella

By

Krystal Shannan

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Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister's best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn't seen her since.

 

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

 

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he's always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?

 

Excerpt:

Trevor opened the hotel room door at 9:05pm. The meeting with the client had taken longer than he expected. The flooding had taken down a wall, collapsed a roof, and ruined several large machines. The owner was paying upfront for a quick salvage, but it would be tomorrow morning before he could have a crew mobilized and here.

As late as it was, he’d managed to find a little place still open and got them both a home-style burger and fries. Hopefully she would forgive him for being so late.

The site that greeted him was adorable and frightening at the same time. Her luggage was open on the floor and appeared to have been dug through, as if whatever she’d wanted was at the very bottom. A pair of pink satin and lace panties lay draped over the edge and a matching pink and black bra lay just inside the suitcase on top of a pile of shoes. The thought of seeing her in those made blood rush to his dick. Papers and books were scattered across the bed along with a tablet computer wrapped in a bright yellow cover.

He set the bag of food down on the dresser next to the tv and picked up one of the books off the bed – Ancient Gods and Goddesses. He flipped through a few pages. Next to it he picked up an inside out black, over-sized sweatshirt. He turned it the right way and chuckled. On the front it read –Men say a women’s place is in the kitchen. Just remember, that’s where all the knives are. This girl was something else.

The door of the bathroom clicked open. Lorelei walked out half wrapped in a towel, wet hair glistening, looking like one of the goddesses from her book. I’ve truly died and gone to heaven.

“Holy mother of popcorn balls! Trevor!” She screeched and ducked back into the bathroom, but not before giving him a nice peek at her bare ass. “You could at least make a little noise when you come in,” she spat out through the barely cracked door.

“Where would be the fun in that?”

He heard a faint curse, but couldn’t decipher what she’d said.

“Can you please leave so I can get dressed?”

He had no intention of leaving the room. “I can bring you clothes. What do you want?”

“I…fine. The yoga pants and the sweatshirt on the foot of the bed.”

He picked up the requested items and glanced down at the lacy bra and underwear. She hadn’t asked for them. A few steps brought him to the bathroom door. She opened it far enough to stick her arm through, snatching the clothes from his hand and shutting the door in his face.

“Anything else?” Underwear, perhaps?

“No.” Her voice was irritated, but husky. The raspy quality made his mind go places it shouldn’t.

~~~~~~

Available now @ Amazon | B&N | Smashwords

 

Meet the Author:

Romance author, Krystal Shannan, lives in Texas and is married to the love-of-her-life. They have a spunky young daughter who believes in fairies and keeps them both on their toes.

Krystal professes to loving shoes, but avoids wearing them at all costs. She is a SyFy geek at heart. Anything and everything that has to do with magick, supernatural, or paranormal is her cup of tea. Which, by the way, she drinks by the gallon.

If she’s not curled up on the couch with her laptop creating sinfully delicious stories with just a splash of humor, she’s probably watching movies like Underworld, X-Men, or even Die Hard (nothing wrong with a little action, right?). She doesn’t think so.

Favorite TV shows include, but are not limited to… Lost Girl, Merlin, Warehouse 13, Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Revenge.

She enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a ‘Happily Ever After’, she’s on board!

She is an active member in her local RWA chapter DARA.

 

Krystal Shannan

Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.

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Kristin Elyon’s debut release – Melissa’s Fate

Please give the fabulous Kristin a warm welcome. Not only is she a good storyteller, she is a fabulous and sweet person! Her first book MELISSA'S FATE released recently and I'm so excited for her.

 

 Title: Melissa's Fate
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 10 2013


Summary:

Life was quite predictable for Melissa Clayton, she had a good job, a loving boyfriend and everything seemed to have fallen in place for her. However when a family emergency arises, she leaves Texas for a while, engaging in a long distance relationship with her lover. When she returns things are not the same.

Heartbroken she moves back to California vowing to never love again. But life can be unpredictable. A blind date with a handsome young designer, proves to be just the beginning of something beautiful for the emotionally scarred Melissa. Perhaps everything she’d been through was meant to bring her to this point.

Could this be her fate? Could David Whitmore be the ONE?

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“It’s just a little ice,” he spoke in a low,
seductive manner.  Taking the cube of ice, he brought it from her pussy,
to her bountiful melon shaped breasts.  As he locked his eyes on hers,
David traced along the perimeter of her now hardened nipples.

Mel moaned in delight, as he masked
the chill of the ice with the warmness of his tongue.  “Whoa!” she
cringed, taking another deep breath.  Her juices were slowly making their
way from the top of her spine, down her back and crashing down between her
legs.
David was an expert at this beyond
any doubt and he basked in the knowledge that he was pleasuring her,
immensely.  His sweet caresses became more intense as he rolled his tongue
over an around her hardened nipple. Tearing his lips away from her, he allowed a
few droplets of the water to sip from the melting ice cube to her overly
sensitive peak.  As the cold liquid, landed on her, a jolt of pleasure cut
through Mel.  Once again, her breath caught in her throat, when he took
her nipple into the warmness of his mouth, sucking hard and amplifying her
desire for him
When he suddenly withdrew himself
and took her into his arms again, she almost cursed him for stopping. 
However, she quickly realized that they were simply moving to his bedroom. 

Add to your Want to Read on Good Reads:

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18759441-melissa-s-fate



About the Author: 

During the day I work as a senior portrait photographer and a graphic
designer. I'm also a college student who loves zombies, vampires, and
werewolves. Anything supernatural I am drawn to along with Starbucks
frapes! I spend my free time watching The Vampire Diaries and True
Blood. 

Author Links:

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NEW RELEASE!

Trevor

A MacLaughlin Family Novella

By

Krystal Shannan

Trevor - standard

Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister's best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn't seen her since.

 

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

 

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he's always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?

 

Excerpt:

Trevor opened the hotel room door at 9:05pm. The meeting with the client had taken longer than he expected. The flooding had taken down a wall, collapsed a roof, and ruined several large machines. The owner was paying upfront for a quick salvage, but it would be tomorrow morning before he could have a crew mobilized and here.

As late as it was, he’d managed to find a little place still open and got them both a home-style burger and fries. Hopefully she would forgive him for being so late.

The site that greeted him was adorable and frightening at the same time. Her luggage was open on the floor and appeared to have been dug through, as if whatever she’d wanted was at the very bottom. A pair of pink satin and lace panties lay draped over the edge and a matching pink and black bra lay just inside the suitcase on top of a pile of shoes. The thought of seeing her in those made blood rush to his dick. Papers and books were scattered across the bed along with a tablet computer wrapped in a bright yellow cover.

He set the bag of food down on the dresser next to the tv and picked up one of the books off the bed – Ancient Gods and Goddesses. He flipped through a few pages. Next to it he picked up an inside out black, over-sized sweatshirt. He turned it the right way and chuckled. On the front it read –Men say a women’s place is in the kitchen. Just remember, that’s where all the knives are. This girl was something else.

The door of the bathroom clicked open. Lorelei walked out half wrapped in a towel, wet hair glistening, looking like one of the goddesses from her book. I’ve truly died and gone to heaven.

“Holy mother of popcorn balls! Trevor!” She screeched and ducked back into the bathroom, but not before giving him a nice peek at her bare ass. “You could at least make a little noise when you come in,” she spat out through the barely cracked door.

“Where would be the fun in that?”

He heard a faint curse, but couldn’t decipher what she’d said.

“Can you please leave so I can get dressed?”

He had no intention of leaving the room. “I can bring you clothes. What do you want?”

“I…fine. The yoga pants and the sweatshirt on the foot of the bed.”

He picked up the requested items and glanced down at the lacy bra and underwear. She hadn’t asked for them. A few steps brought him to the bathroom door. She opened it far enough to stick her arm through, snatching the clothes from his hand and shutting the door in his face.

“Anything else?” Underwear, perhaps?

“No.” Her voice was irritated, but husky. The raspy quality made his mind go places it shouldn’t.

~~~~~~

Available now @ Amazon | B&N | Smashwords

 

Meet the Author:

Romance author, Krystal Shannan, lives in Texas and is married to the love-of-her-life. They have a spunky young daughter who believes in fairies and keeps them both on their toes.

Krystal professes to loving shoes, but avoids wearing them at all costs. She is a SyFy geek at heart. Anything and everything that has to do with magick, supernatural, or paranormal is her cup of tea. Which, by the way, she drinks by the gallon.

If she’s not curled up on the couch with her laptop creating sinfully delicious stories with just a splash of humor, she’s probably watching movies like Underworld, X-Men, or even Die Hard (nothing wrong with a little action, right?). She doesn’t think so.

Favorite TV shows include, but are not limited to… Lost Girl, Merlin, Warehouse 13, Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Revenge.

She enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a ‘Happily Ever After’, she’s on board!

She is an active member in her local RWA chapter DARA.

 

Krystal Shannan

Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.

___________________________________

Receive a free book for subscribing to my NEWSLETTER!

www.krystalshannan.com

www.theromancetroupe.com

www.satinsheetsromance.blogspot.com

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So excited you popped over to visit me at my new website! Take a peek around. There's more to come soon.

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Krystal