Wednesday, February 1, 2017

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Midweek Spotlight w/Giveaway: Forever and a Night by Lana Campbell

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Midweek Spotlight!

Today we are spotlighting Lana Campbell's 
Forever and a Night!

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Forever and a Night from Lana Campbell

Lana Campbell's paranormal romance
Forever and a Night!

Nathan Davenport is being stalked by Isabella Ravini, the feral vampire who stole his
human life over a hundred and sixty years ago. She made him her fledging, a slave for
her dark, evil purposes—hunting humans. After a few years she released him, and
Nathan reluctantly learned to accept the cursed life she’d foisted upon him.
Over time he amassed a great fortune, which today has made him famous
worldwide. Isabella decides she wants to be a part of this world of fame and fortune
Nathan created for himself. She’s determined to marry him, and love has nothing to do
with it. His money is her primary target, and the fame and prestige attached to being
the wife of one of the richest men in the world wouldn’t be so bad either.
In an effort to evade her until he can figure out how to stop her, he hides at a safe
house he owns in New Orleans. One Saturday evening in NOLA, he decides to have
dinner in the city. He chooses a quiet little Italian bistro, never imagining this night
will change his life forever. The human woman who delivers his order isn’t a server,
but the restaurant’s sous chef, a beautiful ethnic woman possessing the most delicious
blood scent he’s ever encountered.
The moment Mia Peebles arrives at his table with his plate, tasting her becomes
an obsession. Mia wants nothing to do with him because of Nathan’s reputation as a
playboy. So Nathan enchants her, feeds from her, but his lusts for her blood and body
play havoc with his thinking.
Nathan finds a way to bring her into his life as his personal chef and quickly falls
in love with her. The trouble is Mia has no idea he’s a vampire because during the
enchanting episodes, Nathan blocked her memories of those sensual encounters.
How will Nathan tell her the truth without losing her and keep Isabella from
finding him? Or worst yet, will Isabella discover how much Mia has come to mean
to him?

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Q & A with Lana Campbell about Forever and a Night!

Tell us about Forever and a Night.

Forever and a Night is a romance about a vampire billionaire, Nathan Davenport who has just inherited a host of troubles from his feral, evil sire, Isabella Ravini. She wants to marry him for his name, fame and fortune and she is stalking and threatening him to get her way. Nathan hides from her in New Orleans where he meets a human woman, a sous chef named Mia Peebles. He's drawn to her in a way he can't comprehend and yields to his dark desires to taste her forbidden delights. Using enchantment, he feeds from Mia and has several very sensual encounters with her, but after each one he erases her memories of all they share. His behavior with Mia borders on feral actions themselves and his conscious gets the best of him, especially as he begins to discover Mia is the embodiment of everything he's ever wanted in a woman.
Mia wants nothing to do with Nathan because he has a reputation as a rich playboy, but at this point she has no idea he's vampire. Nathan thinks he has this problem covered when he asks Mia to be his personal chef. She agrees but convincing her to get to know him and date him without using enchantment, just his skills as a man prove very difficult for Nathan. Eventually, Mia lowers her emotional armor and gives Nathan a chance. Romance begins to bud between them until guilt gets the better of Nathan again and he confesses to her he's vampire. He also reveals to Mia that he fed from her and erased her memories of the passionate encounters. Sickened and shocked, she runs from Nathan straight into the clutches of his nemesis Isabella.
Isabella sees Mia as her rival and tries to kill her by ripping out her throat, but Nathan refuses to let Mia die and gives her his blood which turns her vampire. When Mia wakes to discover Nathan has turned her into a spawn of hell, she despises him and wants to die. But Mia is a devote Christian woman and soon realizes although she can never be human again, she can learn to accept her new life as long as she lives by her Christian values. Her greatest hurdle is forgiving Nathan for his deceit, but realizes it's the only way for her heart to be free. Nathan in turn learns to bury his own self loathing in the light of Mia's astounding force of goodness. Eventually he wins her heart and allows God to have His way with his own heart which heals over a century worth of self loathing due to Isabella's effect on his life.

What initially inspired you to write Forever and a Night?
My younger girls obsession with Twilight. I kind of got hooked on the series too and decided I wanted to write a vampire romance for adults. Mia is in her forties and has three grown girls. They become the heroines in future books in this Forever and a Night series.

Tell us little about the characters Forever and a Night.
Mia is in her early forties working as a sous chef in an Italian restaurant. Her driving goal in life is to get her youngest daughter the funds necessary to attend Harvard Medical School. So when billionaire Nathan Davenport offers her a job as his personal chef, she's wary, but desperate and takes the job.
Nathan is a hundred and sixty year old vampire whose life revolves around making money. He's given up on true love and happily ever afters at least until he meets Mia, a woman with such a passion for life and goodness, he finds himself enchanted by her and becomes determined to do whatever it takes to get her into his life and bed.
Unfortunately Mia rejects Nathan's overtures initially, but she begins to see some good in him and opens her heart only to have it broken when she realizes she's fallen in love with a son of the devil, a vampire who used her to slate his satanic needs.
Good triumphs over evil in this story in the form of Mia's devotion to serve God, to love and forgive. Her choices change the very fabric of Nathan's heart in the end.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?
Getting it from a book the size of War and Peace into the 120K book it is now. I'm a long winded writer. LOL

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
There first date at Marie Laveau's grave. It was both romantic and humorous and I loved bringing some of the history of New Orleans into the plot. This is a pivotal scene for Mia. This date is where she begins to fall in love with Nathan.
What are your future project(s)?
Right now I am actively seeking an agent for book two in my Forever and a Night series. The name of it is Dark Experiments. It's about Mia's oldest daughter, Tiffany Peebles. 

Tiffany Jane Peebles takes a job as an IT for a gorgeous, sexy vampire, Doctor Christian La Mond’s OB/GYN vampire practice the V clinic. Passion sparks quickly between them until she falls victim to an angel of death poisoning V clinic staff and pregnant vampire patients. 
Christian is the exception to Tiffany’s rule all males are louses. For years Tiffany has lusted after Christian and of late she can’t help wonder what it might be like to have a brief fling with him. The opportunity to explore her secret fantasy appears when Christian offers her a job as the IT person for his practice, the V clinic. She knows if he gives her the green light, she’s going to have a romp with her sexy vampire. When the night finally arrives and she and Christian have sex, the experience is so overwhelmingly powerful, Tiffany backpedals and tries to turn down the heat between them. She’s human. He’s a vampire. She can’t afford to fall in love with him. 

Christian has other ideas. During their sexual encounter he discovers Tiffany is his life mate and he vows to change her thinking. His intentions are put on hold when he gets caught up in an angel of death’s vicious plan to chemically terminate V clinic patients’ pregnancies. Tiffany herself falls victim to a lethal dose of arsenic and Christian can only save her by turning her into a vampire. She’s furious when she wakes from her turning and discovers what Christian has done. She wants nothing to do with him ever again, but when she’s kidnapped by this angel of death and used as a guinea pig for deadly experiments she only has Christian to turn to save her life.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?
Forever and a Night isn't a typical vampire romance. I've woven the seedy dark side of vampirism with the theme that love triumphs evil both in the vane of human and spiritual love. This theme continues throughout the entire series.

Author Bio:

My first vampire romance, Forever and a Night was published April of 2016 through Tate Publishing and currently has a four and a half star rating on Amazon. I’ve always been a passionate fan of paranormal romances and I love writing them. I’m working on my second currently and already have a good start on my third in this series. I love being a writer and attending writing conferences and book signings. Oracon in Springfield Missouri was the last conference I attended this fall where I was featured as a published writer. I've also been interviewed and featured on several writer's blogs and in the spring I have an interview set with nationally publicized cable TV show.

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Lana Campbell Spotlight Giveaway

Book Blast w/Giveaway: Red Hots: A Valentine Anthology by Various Artist

Red Hots: A Valentine Anthology
by Caitlyn Lynch + 17 others
GENRE: Romantic Erotica


The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.. Please visit to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.



Red Hots is a steamy collection of Valentine's Day themed stories by 18 new and established romantic erotica authors. From a lonely lighthouse keeper's strange encounter with a ghostly sea captain to a husband surprising his wife with a sexy game; from an alien discovering just what Valentine's Day means to her human lover to a store owner receiving an unexpected Gift With Purchase that makes her best friend look at her VERY differently, there is something here for everyone who loves the Valentine tradition!


Excerpt :

From Power Outage by Caitlyn Lynch:

It wasn’t long at all before the doorbell rang; Raquel hurried to answer it. The electrician was tall, with dark hair, high cheekbones and blue, blue eyes. Stubble shadowed his strong jaw, giving him a rough-and-ready sort of look. Broad shoulders strained at the seams of his blue work shirt, which had SCOTT stitched in neatly machined letters on the breast pocket. There was a toolbelt hanging around his waist, black jeans clinging snugly to his long legs.

“Mrs. Morrison? You need an electrician?” His voice was a low, husky rumble, those incredibly blue eyes intent as his gaze swept over her, taking in her dress, her shoes, her hair and makeup before giving her a slow, appreciative smile. A little shiver of lustful anticipation rippled through her; she sternly ordered her knees not to shake.

“Yes, our power’s gone out.” She was still holding the candle, though she could see him perfectly well by the streetlights; he smirked at it and produced a big flashlight, handing it to her.

“You want to show me to your fuse box?”

She accepted the flashlight, put the candle down on the sideboard and gestured for him to follow her through to the garage, where she knew the electrical switchboard was. Walking through the house, she had the distinct impression that Scott was watching her ass, the sway of her hips as she moved.

Well, you did put this dress on for a reason, Raquel, she told herself, a little smirk of feminine triumph touching her lips.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Annika Steele began writing at the age of 8, but abandoned her stories in college. A ridiculous number of years later, she stumbled across fanfic, put fingers to keyboard, and hasn’t stopped writing since. You can follow her on Tumblr at or on Facebook at
Margot Wren has been writing ever since she realized that's how stories get made. In between projects she contemplates the universe, yields to the demands of her two cats, and bakes more cookies than she can eat.
You can find Margot on Tumblr at
Caitlyn Lynch is an Australian erotica author and happily married mother of two. She has a number of published works available on Amazon.
You can also find her at, or on her social media accounts.
Ariel Bishop is an American erotica author who feels strongly that all love triangles are best resolved through healthy polyamory.
You can find her on Facebook at and on Tumblr at
Christina Rose Andrews is actually two friends, Lark and Rose, writing under one pen name. Lark boasts a degree in "Do you want fries with that?" and is a proud parent of two dogs and one cat. Rose considered becoming a cult leader before deciding it was too much effort. In her spare time, Rose likes watering her plant and plotting to take over the world.
You can find them on Twitter:
And Facebook:
Vanessa Sweet may be summoned under the cover of night with offerings of chocolate and erotica. She is mildly shocked that her submission for this anthology contains neither bondage or spanking.
She can be found on Tumblr at
Gwen Marshall lives in a full house with 2 cats, a dog, a child and a husband in the Pacific Northwest. When not writing, she spends her time at the local comic book store or playing softball.
You can follow her on Tumblr at
Tally Bane lives on the west coast of the US with her husband, children and pets. A stay at home mom who spends her free time dreaming up new stories to tell her readers.
You can find her on Tumblr at or Facebook at
Barbara Be is a German woman who lives on the internet and feels half as old as she really is. She loves writing aliens and elves, and she's also a sorceress of all things computers, an engineer, a mother, a good cook and a master of procrastination.
Barbara has a Tumblr with writing advice at and a blog at
A lifelong lover of reading, writing, and dark-haired hotties, Ava Bari is a junior in college pursuing a degree in English. When not hitting the keyboard she can be found hitting up Amazon. This is her second published story.
Find out more at
Briar McKenna was told that the only secret to writing is sitting at a typewriter and bleeding, well she tried that but all that came out was glitter. Hailing from red dirt country she has half a degree in Anthropology and a dumpster worth of thoughts to share with you anyway.
You can find her on Twitter at and Tumblr at
R. A. Stone has been a lover of romance novels for most of her life. She’s dabbled in writing through the last decade and aspires to write more with the support of her daughter and their dog, Rocco.
Find her on Tumblr at
Livvy Ward was born and raised in Australia. She’s been a fan and avid reader of paranormal romances for the past twenty years and has just recently made the transition to professional writing.
You can find her works on Amazon.
You can also find Livvy on Tumblr:
and at her Website:
Annalee Locke lives in the middle of the US. While usually found working or catering to the whims of two cats, you can sometimes spot her dancing in grocery stores or staring into space, mapping out her next writing project.
Sera Taíno is a married mother of two. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University and currently lives in the Southern United States. When she isn’t teaching middle schoolers the fine art of writing and running a creative writing club, she is at her desk, working tirelessly on her next project.
You can find her on Twitter:
and Facebook:
Abbigail Clark is a seventy-five year old woman trapped in a twenty-two year old body, so kindly step off the grass, dear.
In her spare time, when she isn’t writing stories, Abbigail loves to sing Strauss to her collection of bobbleheads and sew hoop skirts for her mother’s poodle, Charles.
Líadáin Douglas is an American author of erotica stories. Also an avid reader, she enjoys taking an active role in various creative communities. All creativity is art, regardless of medium.
She publishes primarily in the LGBT genre and you can find her works on Amazon.
You can also find her on Twitter:
and Facebook:
A born-and-raised California girl, V. T. Charbonneau's favorite word growing up was "dangerous." Thirty years later she's still rocking that West Coast life along with two cats, one dog, and a husband. Dangerous remains her favorite word, but she's learned a few more in the meantime. She uses them to write steamy fiction with hot guys, smart girls, and a touch of romance.
You can find her published works on Amazon. You can also find her at:


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Release Day Blitz: Little Black Dress by Various Authors


Little Black Dress - Anthology

All net proceeds donated to Gilda's Club - Rochester charity Only 99 cents and available on Kindle Unlimited!!

 There’s something about the little black dress. The go-to wisp of material that’s perfect for any occasion. The quintessential LBD hugs, stretches, and moves with the female form. Every woman needs one at some point, and sometimes that means borrowing from a friend. Starting with Abby, this lucky LBD makes its way into the stories of Lucy, Katie, and Winnie right when they need it most. Four women, four stories, and four happily ever afters… And it all started with one little black dress. Warning: Keep your hands off our Little Black Dress if you're not 18. lbd-teaser-happy-satisfied All net proceeds will be donated to Gilda’s Club, Rochester. With over 1,200 FREE programs offered to men, women, teens, and children, they offer much-needed social and emotional support to those living with cancer, their friends, and family.


Sarah O’Rourke: Brynne Asher: Layla Frost: Sarah Curtis: lbd-layla


Blog Tour: Titan World featuring Bullets and Bluebonnets by Jessie Lane


We're so excited to host a day on the blog tour for TITAN WORLD, featuring Cristin Harber and ten authors writing in Cristin Harber's Titan world. The book being featured today is BULLETS AND BLUEBONNETS by Jessie Lane! Check out an excerpt below.

Did you miss what Titan World is all about? Read the announcement here!

About BULLETS AND BLUEBONNETS by Jessie Lane From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and best-selling author Jessie Lane comes an exciting collaboration… What happens when Titan and Ex Ops work together? Terror has gripped the NYPD. A rogue sniper took out, not only the NYPD’s SWAT snipers and police chief, but several others. Now they must turn to the only person they can trust: Jared Westin and the Titan Group. There’s only one problem. The Titan Operatives are currently tied up with their own missions. Unwilling to leave the NYPD hanging, Jared Westin cashes in a favor from Commander Jaxon Wall. Only, Jared doesn’t want to send Jaxon’s Ex Ops Team for the job; he wants to send in someone Jaxon has kept secret: his goddaughter, Billie Jean Beasely, one of the best snipers working for the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, if only her male counterparts would let her prove it. The NYC mission could finally give her that chance. Thing is, Jaxon Wall isn’t willing to send his goddaughter in alone. He wants to send one of his own men to help her. Chase Anderson. Will Chase turn out to be yet another man who thinks Billie is less of a shot just because she’s a woman? Or will Billie finally meet a man who realizes she loves her bullets as much as bluebonnets?
Get your hands on BULLETS AND BLUEBONNETS and all of the Titan World books now!

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Read an Excerpt

Damn, I needed to get this case over with. The man didn’t know it yet, but as soon as we were done with this case, I was going to jump his bones. “BB? Sweetheart? You all right over there?” As Chase’s voice brought me out of my thoughts, I focused back on his face. “Yeah, why?” The side of his mouth tipped up, making my girl parts clench. “Because, I think for a second there, I wasn’t the only one having a conversation with myself.” “I plead the fifth.” I was unwilling to admit I had to talk myself out of jumping across the table to kiss him. Frankly, this attraction was just plumb crazy? Who acted like this after just meeting someone? Billie Jean the ho, apparently. “I would love to know whatever you’re thinking, sweetheart,” he murmured in a sexual purr that curled my toes. “Only if you tell me about the conversation you were having with yourself,” I volleyed back. “Well, to be honest, I was talking to my dick.” “What!” I shouted back, my eyes bugging out in shock. “You really are nuts, aren’t you?” Chase let his head fall back, staring up at the ceiling with a look of despair. “I’ll be honest, if he keeps talking, I might have to admit myself in the nearest hospital.” Unable to stop myself, I asked, “What the hell is he saying to you?” Chase brought his face back down to look at me. “That you’re the best thing I’ve seen in my entire life. That I want to be inside you more than I want my next breath. Hell, he even says that you liking to shoot guns is the hottest thing he’s ever heard of, and we want to see you do it in a bikini.” “That’s sort of sexist, you know?” I told him dryly. Chase nodded. “Yeah, I know. Are you going to report me to your godfather?” I pretended to think it over, just to make him sweat a bit. Then I finally gave him the truth when he nervously took a sip of his drink. “Nope, but only because I want to see you shoot my gun wearing nothing but a banana hammock.” Soda sprayed everywhere in a fine mist as he choked.  
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About Jessie Lane

Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.
She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.
She’s also a proud member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Release Blitz: Rock The Dream by B.B. Miller & Leslie Carson

Title: Rock The Dream (Redfall Dream Series #1)
Authors: B.B. Miller & Leslie Carson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Multi-platinum, award-winning rock musician Kennedy Lane has it all—packed arenas, private jets, and loyal fans. Everything is at his fingertips... until a tragic accident twists his dream into a nightmare. Haunted and lost, the only place he comes alive is on stage, playing for a sea of nameless faces. He’s desperately wanting more, and losing hope that he’ll ever find it.
Abigail Walker, Executive Director of an international children’s charity, lives for her job. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, she pours her energy into making the lives of the families she works with just a little better. But her dedication doesn’t keep her warm at night, a fact that she’s beginning to regret. When a little boy’s hope to meet his idol brings them together, Kennedy is shocked to find that determined Abigail may be the one to help him make his dreams come true—if he’s strong enough.
Purchase your copy today!
Rock the Dream Teaser Chapter 1 Kennedy “Don’t you want more?” My voice sounds disembodied, dry, and raspy, like I’m a seventy-five-year-old chain smoker who doesn’t give a shit about what a lifetime of nicotine has done to his lungs. A booming bass fills the penthouse suite at the San Francisco Fairmont, where my band, Redfall, and a host of strangers party into the night. “Mmm... You’re so fucking hot.” It’s a slurred and intoxicated whisper against my neck from some nameless groupie sitting on my lap. Gin and desperation roll off her in waves. She licks the curved chaos of ink snaking down my shoulder and grinds her skinny, naked body against mine. I shudder at the feel of skin and bones against me. She pushes her tits forward, and breathes in my ear. “Touch me, Kenny.” “I always want more. So do you.” The voice of my tour manager, Brodie Dixon, drifts to me from somewhere far away. I lean back against the couch, trying to open my eyes in an attempt to find him. I feel like I’m floating in a dream or a nightmare; it’s hard to tell which. I’m stuck somewhere between reality and a fucked up fantasy. “Name’s Kennedy,” I mumble. “Kenny, Kenny, Kenny,” she chants as she rolls her hips against mine. I turn my neck in the direction I think Brodie’s voice came from, making a feeble attempt to brush away the hand flattening against my stomach, and drifting south. I can feel her jagged nails scratching over my hip, fumbling, as she attempts to unhook my leather belt. Her hot, liquor-laced breath fans over my exposed chest, and her fingers lazily drift along the tatt that covers my neck. She doesn’t give a shit about me. She’s just here because I’m Kennedy-Fucking-Lane and she wants to say she fucked me. Somehow, I manage to open my eyes. Through an intoxicated haze, I can make out Brodie—at least I think it’s him—bent over a table, slowly moving his face along a mirrored surface. I lift the dead weight of the bottle of Jack to my lips, welcoming the burn as the whiskey hits my throat. Muted light filters in from the gaps in the curtains, catching the glare from the mirror and splaying prisms of color over Brodie’s body. He leans back in the chair and lifts his hand to his nose, snorting back any excess coke he may have missed. He cracks his neck like he always does when he’s finished, and pats his thigh. It feels like I’m watching in slow motion as a groupie appears like an apparition out of nowhere and floats to his lap, immediately wrapping her arms around his neck and crashing her lips to his. I shut my eyes, guiding the heavy bottle back to my lips, hoping the magic liquid will block everything out. It hurts to swallow. My throat feels like it’s on fire. I wonder how much is enough to numb the pain.
About B.B. Miller & Leslie Carson
Once upon a time, a Canadian vegetarian and an American carnivore bonded over a shared love of shoes, wine, and good storytelling. Leslie Carson lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her busy family and seems to spend more time at the hockey rink than outside of it. From her home near Portland, Oregon, B.B. Miller spends her days with family and friends in search of the perfect pear martini.
Their first novel in a four part series - Rock the Dream - is coming soon.