Pay It Forward Friday – Red Garnier

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Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!

Red-Garnier

I’ve known Red since…well, I started following her blog around January 2007, and actually got to meet her on my trip to Texas that July. I don’t know if she knows it, but I partially based my character Rosie from Personal Protection on her, because like Rosie, Red’s a real spitfire. (Or maybe I should say Rosie is a spitfire because of Red!)

Red is the lady who gave me my tag line of “passionate…provocative…decadent” when she graciously offered me a quote for my website once I got published. Which happened partly because of her advice and support. Since I met her that summer, Red has achieved greatness I still dream of–she found an agent, sold to New York, has hit the New York Times Bestsellers list and been a runaway success. I’m sorry to say I’ve not kept up with her as I should have. As I wish I had… But sometimes life gets in the way… If you read this, Red, thank you! You’re part of the reason why I’m still writing…even on those days I don’t think I can.

You can find out more about Red on her website www.RedGarnier.net, or you can post to Red’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/red.garnier or tweet her @RedGarnier.

Featured-BooksReckless and Yours

recklessandyoursFirst released in the MEN OF DANGER anthology, dive into this sexy short story from bestselling author Red Garnier. Available for the first time ever as a stand-alone e-book, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a good cop gone so, so bad… 

Dangerous and sexy, police detective Zach Rivers isn’t the only man who’s obsessed with the beautiful Paige Avery—but he’s willing to risk everything to be the only man she needs in her life…and her bed…in Reckless and Yours.

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Claimed by Him

claimedbyhimThe Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Graves Buchanan has had to climb farther and higher than any of his friends, singlehandedly becoming a billionaire in less than two decades, even with a rotten poor childhood in the streets. He likes sex the way he learned it; animal, raw and without any strings attached. But even as messed-up as he is, he cares deeply for his best friend’s baby sister, Chloe Lexington. But Chloe is an heiress, a ‘princess’, and no matter how much he wants her, Graves doesn’t think he has it in him to handle a girl like her.

But Chloe has other plans for him, and she’s not taking no for an answer. She’s been warned against Graves by her brother, Daniel, and against all of his eccentric billionaire friends, but Chloe has merely been biding her time. Now that she’s almost twenty-five, she’s determined to have the man she’s always wanted, and she’ll use anything as incentive to be claimed by him, at last.

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Pay It Forward Friday – Amy Ruttan

Pay-it-forward-Friday

Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!


AmyRuttan

Amy is the first person I met when I attended my very first Toronto Romance Writers’ meeting. I’m blanking on what to say about her because she’s just always been there — she’s been so supportive. Both by email and in person. We drove together on a long road trip to New Orleans last year for the RT Booklovers’ convention, toured the French Quarter together, stopped off in Memphis and had dinner on Beale Street, toured Graceland…and toasted her grandmother when we stayed a hotel her grandmother had always wanted to visit when we stopped off in Nashville. She’s just a fantastic person who has supported me every step of the way…

Amy-Ruttan-RT2014Amy discovered her love of the written word when she realized that she could no longer act out the fantastical romances in her head with her dolls. Writing about delicious heroes was much more fun than playing with plastic men dolls with the inevitable flesh-colored “tighty whities”.

She loves history, the paranormal, and will spew out historical facts like a volcano, much to her dearest hubby’s chagrin.

When she’s not thinking about the next sensual romp, she’s chasing after three rug rats and reading anything spicy that she can get her hands on.

She writes sensuous passionate romance whether it’s a little bit on the steamy side or a little bit spicier; her romances are always timeless and full of passion.

What Amy loves most about writing, especially in the historical genre, is the research that goes into her fiction. She loves to learn about new places and new things. She travels the world in her living room through her characters.

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IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS

IHIV_RuttanThe hero she never forgot…

Keeping out of the spotlight isn’t easy for senator’s daughter Dr. Jennifer Mills…especially after being jilted at the altar by her ex-fiancé! Arriving in Las Vegas, she’s just hoping to blend in… But then she meets ER surgeon Nick Rousseau—the same man she spent an unforgettable night with three years earlier!

Now returned from Afghanistan, ex-army medic Nick is struggling to come to terms with his time on the front line. Rekindling his romance with Jennifer reminds this brooding doctor that some things in life are still worth fighting for…
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Pay It Forward Friday – Cora Zane

Pay-it-forward-Friday

Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!

Cora-Zane

Cora Zane lives in an area of northern Louisiana known as “out in the sticks”. She’s currently a full time college student, and her daily routine usually involves sweating the small stuff while trying to keep up with her husband, two boys, a stray cat who moved in unannounced, and a pair of spoiled “Cajun poodles” who think they are people.

Cora’s erotic story Body Work was recently called “surprisingly kinky” by Library Journal. She has been writing erotica and edgy romances since 2006, and to date, she has published more than thirty novellas and short stories, as well as two erotic vampire novels.

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Wicked Obsession

Vampire Julian Sévigné accepts Eleni as his duty-bound lover. Despite his resistance to her charms, passion soon flares between them—passion that comes with a price. His attraction to her has awakened the sleeping demons of his past. Now history is threatening to repeat itself, a history filled with jealousy, tragedy, and death. Julian must face his dark secrets…or risk losing Eleni forever.

After a tumultuous recovery from Biter’s Addiction, Eleni Audridov knows one misstep may lead the vampire council to blot her disgraced bloodline from the Book of Acolytes. Sent to live in southern France with a mal vampire she has never met, Eleni hopes to start her life over.

Scarred, both physically and emotionally, Julian Sévigné reluctantly accepts Eleni into his household as his duty-bound lover. Despite his resistance to her charms, passion soon flares between them—but that passion comes with a price. His attraction to her has awakened the sleeping demons of his past. Now history is threatening to repeat itself, a history filled with jealousy, tragedy, and death. Julian must face the dark secrets he thought long buried…or risk losing Eleni forever.

Wicked Obsession is available in ebook format at Smashwords. Available in trade paperback at CS Direct and Amazon