Saturday, August 31, 2013

eFestival of Words: Kristine Cayne Wins Best #Erotica and Best Villain + #GIVEAWAY

Last weekend at the eFestival of Words was a lot of fun. The workshops and panels were great, and it was a wonderful opportunity to talk with other authors and readers. But not only that. The winners of the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards were announced.

I'm incredibly honored to share with you the news that two of my books won in their categories, while two anthologies in which I participated were runners-up! So, I'm celebrating with a giveaway. Read to the bottom of the post to enter and win!

Best Erotica

Under His Command by Kristine Cayne

Runner Up
Billionaire Bad Boys Club by Emma Holly
Wicked Sinners (The Sinners Series) by Charity Parkerson

Best Villain

Vivian Carmichael (Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne)

Runner Up
Muhammad Qasim Al-Khafji (The Anvil of the Craftsman by Dale Amidei)

Best Anthology

Runner Up
Romance in the Rain (Six Seattle Novellas) by Kristine Cayne, Charlotte Russell, Marianne Stillings, Dawn Kravagna, Sherri Shaw, Clare Tisdale

Best Romance

Runner Up
Hearts and Arrows by Kristine Cayne, Ann Madden-Walsh, David G. Pierce, Cecilia Peartree, Lexi Revellian, Talli Roland, David Wailing, and Lou Wellman

For the full list of winners and runners-up, please visit the eFestival of Words announcement page:

I'd like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who participated in this competition: readers, authors, editors, cover artists, eformatters, and of course the judges and everyone who voted. I will repay your overwhelming support in the best way I can: by writing more books!


In the meantime, how about a little giveaway?  If you'd like to win a signed copy of one of my print books, enter the rafflecopter below (US-only). International winners will be awarded the ebook versions (which I can sign via Contest ends on September 6th at midnight PST.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Villere House by Leslie Fear and C.C. Hussey

"Villere House" by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

Coming Early Fall, 2013


The last thing college senior Lottie Boyd expected while on spring break in New Orleans was having strange, yet vivid dreams of a 19th century young widow, desperately trying to save her dying little girl. When doctors are unable to do more, the beautiful woman in Lottie’s dreams is forced to go beyond her beliefs for one last attempt.
Compelled to find answers, Lottie is drawn toward the historic Villere House of Voodoo, where she meets the owner, Xavier Villere. She is attracted to his intriguing creole good looks, but his skepticism of his family's century-old link to Voodoo and the occult keep pushing her away. It isn’t until Xavier begins experiencing unexplainable events from his own past that he begins to understand why he must help Lottie with hers.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Logan's Acadian Wolves by Kym Grosso

Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4)
Kym Grosso

I'm so happy to be participating in the cover of Kym's new book. Logan's Acadian Wolves is the forth book in an amazing series. This super sexy cover was created by PickyMe Artist.  Look for this book to be available for purchase on September 17th, 2013.

Book Description:

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night.  Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies.  After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city.  Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.
Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector.  As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts.  Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.
Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate.  Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack.  Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate?  And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Please visit Kym's website for more details about this fabulous series and Logan's Acadian Wolves:

Monday, August 19, 2013

eFestival of Words - Vote For Your Favorites Before It's Too Late!

eFestival of Words - Please vote for your favorites!

Voting for the eFestival of Words closes August 22nd! Have you voted for your favorites yet? I'm super excited to be a finalist in four categories, and I'd really appreciate your votes. :)

Best Villain - Vivian Carmichael in DEADLY OBSESSION
Best Anthology - ROMANCE IN THE RAIN

The winners will be announced during the eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair, scheduled for August 23-25th. To vote for the winners, register for free at the eFestival of Words ( and go to the Awards Hall ( to vote for your favorites. Voting begins July 1, 2013!

How to Vote
1. You must be registered at the eFestival of Words to vote. Registration is free. Please note, after you hit “Submit” your registration is complete. You don’t have to do anything with the ad that shows up after you click “Submit.” Some people think this is part of the registration process. It isn’t. The ads help pay for the site so feel free to check them out if you like, but you are not required to do anything with them. It’s just the way the forum is set up.

2. Once you are registered, go the Awards Hall.

3. Each category has a separate thread in the Awards Hall where readers can discuss the finalists. Click on the category you want to vote in, and then enter your vote!

4. Please note, only one vote per member. Multiple accounts for purposes of voting prohibited.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hot August Nights Reads Giveaway Event - Almost 50 ebooks and a $150 Amazon Gift Card! #HotAugust #HotReads

Welcome to the Hot August Nights Reads Giveaway Event (August 2 - 4, 2013)

Summer, beach, a great book. What could be better? We are over 40 authors giving away a ton of great ebooks and prizes. Keep reading to find out what they are!

Hot August Nights Reads Giveaway Event
Have you joined our event on FaceBook yet? Please take a moment to do so and invite your friends. We are using the event page to highlight the books that are being given away on our blogs. We're also having some games you can play to earn additional entries in the giveaways. Come on over so you don't miss out on anything!

Facebook event link:

Book Prizes
We have almost 50 ebooks to give to our readers! You can win one of these nine wonderful ebooks, right here on my blog.

Bright Scoundrel, Book two of Reluctant Heroes by Lily Silver: "Lock up your daughters and even their maids, neither are safe from that Bright Haired Scoundrel, Lord Greystowe’s uncivilized heir!”

So the London papers decree and notorious rake Kieran O’Flaherty flees to Ireland to hide from the scandal attached to his name. At Roisin Dubh Castle, Kieran meets Rose de Lacy, a determined spinster who follows the radical philosophies of a feminist author.

As an adept in the magical arts, Kieran struggles to free his ancestral home from a menacing evil with a thirst for human blood. In his quest to find a spell to vanquish the supernatural being, he encounters creatures of legend; a clever fairy, an old druid hermit, enchanted animals and the banshee of the O'Flaherty Clan. Can he convince them to help him vanquish the evil that has taken up residence in his home?

Jade by C. Ivonne Macias: Jade’s dissolution with love leaves her open to enter a new world of the highest and most unimaginable pleasures she has ever experienced by joining an elite club called Impressions. Jade, however cannot deny the strong and dizzying hold that Jackson Roberts has over her in which
has left her with a strong yearning for more of him that she cannot escape.

Ominous Love by Patricia Puddle: When sixteen-year-old Eloise's parents go away for two weeks, she's thrilled. She's looking forward to going to end-of-term parties with her friends. But strange sounds on the roof and outside her bedroom window at night have her too afraid to be alone in the rickety old house. Her boyfriend, Tom, isn't much help, he's only after one thing!

Things take an interesting turn with a surprise meeting on the beach. Who is this gorgeous boy, and where did he come from? Eloise never believed in love at first sight, but when this dreamboat touches her, she's consumed with a desire she's never known before. Still afraid of being alone at night, she invites the handsome stranger to stay with her while her parents are away. Though she melts in his arms when he kisses her, she wonders if she's making a huge mistake, after all, someone is stalking her every move, but who?

Forget Me Not by Sarah Daltry: Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.

Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.

Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?

See where it began in the short story, "Her Brother's Best Friend."

Verses of Athine by Shannon McRoberts: Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window... Do you have any idea what Zeus, Odin, Pandora's Box, Atlantis, Machu Picchu, Hera, Nike, Dragons, Vlad, Clones*, and Vampires have in common? Athine does!

The Daughter of Ares Chronicles follows Athine as she uncovers the secrets of her destiny while interacting with key figures from many mythologies. Athine is not your ordinary immortal born goddess. Learn of her mysterious origins, learn why Zeus hates her so much, find out where vampires come from, and learn what really happened to the dragons.

Contains books 1-4 and is the only way to read Worlds Collide. This allows you to catch up on all the action in preparation for the next book Cursed Bloods (WIP). *Clones-for a full understanding of this also pick up The Secret of Genetic Corp X.

Finding Claire Fletcher by Lisa Regan: Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire’s siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead.

During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family.

Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department's consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.

Searching for Moore by Julie Richman: Attended by reality TV star wannabes and Southern California social climbers, Schooner Moore knows the party his wife is throwing for his forty-third birthday has little to do with him and everything to do with her social standing in Orange County. The evening turns out to hold more surprises than just his wife's Botoxed friends groping at his privates, when a conversation with his old college roommate, Beau, reveals the biggest surprise of the night.

Beau has had contact on Facebook with Mia Silver. Just hearing her name sends Schooner into a tailspin, as he is now just a Friend Request away from the one who got away when she disappeared without a goodbye, leaving him wondering why she left.

A serial failure at romance, Manhattan boutique ad agency owner, Mia, gets a blindside of her own when a Facebook Friend Request from first love, Schooner, appears in her email. Going with her gut reaction, Mia hits accept, propelling her past to catch up with her in a New York minute, as a forceful Schooner is determined to understand what tore them apart and to explore the possibility of a second chance at love.

From a 1980's Southern California college campus and a devastating first love to present day New York City, Searching for Moore explores how technology has eradicated the divide between our past and our present, and asks whether you would give up everything to reconnect with The One in a single keystroke?

Immortalis Amor, The Masquerade by Dominique Vandorien
A powerful Erotic Paranormal Romance that will seduce and possess you "The Masquerade" is the second book in the Immortalis Amor series. Uncensored, these are the memoirs of author Dominique (Nikki) Vandorien: a true disclosure about her life and loves inside a vampire coven and secret organization. The second book continues Dominique's story, finding herself seduced into this new world of mysteries, intrigue and dark eroticism...yet also an earth shattering romance. Above all this is a profound LOVE STORY...unlike any you will ever read. Dominique has given you the key to her diary, unlock her darkest secrets...and step beyond the veil.

Queen of Storms by Ashen White: Gerry O'Keith loves to collect quaint antiques with an occult flair, but his summer purchase of a one of a kind Tarot deck from an old gypsy witch bring a whole set of new dimensions to his summer nights - and some of them are not as welcome as others!

Here's how it works: There are six of us who are featuring the giveaway books on our blogs. The books will be won individually so your chances of winning are very high. Be sure to go to all six blogs to maximize your odds.

To enter: fill out the rafflecopter below. The more actions you do, the more entries you get!

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Grand Prize
Now for the grand prize. We are also giving away a $150 Amazon gift card!

To enter: fill out the rafflecopter below. Complete as many of the actions as you can to increase your odds of winning!

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What Now?
For more great ebooks to win, please return to the Hot August Nights Reads Giveaway Event page. We'll be highlighting more ebooks, and the blogs where you can go to win them.

Thanks for joining us!