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Welcome Hazel Statham/Contest/Blog Tour Stop

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Welcome to my Reading Nook, Hazel Statham. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.
Comfortable? Wonderful. Now let’s get started.
To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?  They say that good things come in threes – mine just came in fives and I have had five books released over the past two months. Consequence and Dominic  came out in December with His Shadowed Heart and The Portrait in January.  These four books are re-releases, however, For Love of Sara, is a totally new release.

How would you describe yourself using only five words?  Wife, mother, grandmother, writer and animal lover (sorry, that’s a little over five words but they all apply)
If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say? Warning - this woman can’t resist animals
Do you have any guilty pleasures?  My computer!  I spend a great deal of time on my laptop and would be completely lost without it…

This Week's Releases from Dreamspinner Press

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Dreamspinner Press' releases for the week of January 28, 2013
Caller's Secrets by Charlie Piersol Length: Novel | Genre:Contemporary Fantasy Available in E-book & Print
When a Fantasy Muse falls in love with a human, things can get sticky.

On the surface, Ren Crystal appears to be a regular computer repair shop owner—but he isn’t. Ren is a Fantasy Muse, born to covertly pleasure the men who desire him. Although Ren immensely enjoys his purpose in life, he doesn’t feel a personal connection to his “callers” until handsome college professor Will Spencer brings his PC in for repairs. 

When Will unwittingly reveals his secrets to Ren in fantasy, Ren finds himself falling in love. Because Ren is young, he doesn’t realize how hard it will be to date a human like Will, and problems quickly arise. 

Though Ren is uninhibited by nature, Will struggles with his desires. His outward conservative persona conflicts with his inner life. Will could never admit to his attraction to Ren—or the wic…

Blog Tour Stop for Byzantine Gold/Contest

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Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen
A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.
Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.
Teaser Excerpt:
Charlotte answered on the fourth ring. Caller I.D. showed “restricted.”
“Hello.”
“They are called, Angelique tulips. You admired them…

Tour Stop for Lexi Ryan's Accidental Sex Goddess & Contest

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Accidental Sex Goddess by Lexi Ryan
Promotions director Reese Regan isn’t a sex goddess and doesn’t want to be. But the job of her dreams requires enrollment in the renowned Sex Goddess 101. To avoid a trip to the unemployment line, Reese must pass the program and become Chicago’s next seductress—or at least fake it convincingly. Her best friend, the ruggedly sexy contractor Ben Hawk, helps her “fake” her way through the program, and the heat between them flares. When trust is broken and secrets are revealed, it appears they’ve traded years-long friendship for temporary passion. Will faking something so important cost them their chance at something real?
Teaser Excerpt:
Ben stifled a grin. “Please tell me she’s making you burn your bras.” He signaled to the door with his thumb. “I think I have some lighter fluid at the house.”
“What? Of course she’s not.” She scowled. “Cripes. I hope not.”
Ben’s eyes dropped south for a second. “You know, bras are a sign of repression.”
She rolled her eyes…

Welcome author Jaime Rush Today

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Welcome to my Reading Nook, Jaime Rush. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.
Comfortable? Wonderful. Now let’s get started.
Tell us about your favorite character from your books.

Magnus McLeod was definitely one of my faves from my Offspring series. He'd made appearances in a couple of the books as a good guy who drove like a maniac and had a little Scottish accent. At the end of the sixth book, DARKNESS BECOMES HER, he's infected with something called Darkness, which would fundamentally change who he was. I was really curious as to how he would handle it.

Tell us about your current/upcoming release. What inspired this story?

I liked the idea of a good guy being infected with something bad. Then pair him with a woman who has deadly abilities of her own, and let the sparks fly. Especially when she thinks he's a serial killer! Erica has some big wounds to heal, and I love when characters overcome their baggage to find love.
THE END OF DARKNES…