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Pre-Order: Eat Your Heart Out 2: A Charity Romance Anthology #charity

Eat Your Heart Out 2: A Charity Romance Anthology

Are you ready for seconds?

Eat Your Heart Out is back for 2022 with 19 brand new standalone stories from bestselling romance authors. Pull up your chair and dig into a variety of drool-worthy stories! Whether you want to dip into something steamy, or nibble on something sweet, you’ll find your perfect match amongst the pages. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer your treats paranormal, contemporary or with a side of aliens, we have a dish for everyone.

All proceeds from the Eat Your Heart Out 2 will be donated to The Hunger Project.

This romance anthology contains stories by:

Arizona Tape
Calista Jayne
Danika Bloom
Demelza Carlton
Erin Bedford
Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson
Jade Waltz
Jessalyn Jameson
K. R. Max
Lacey Carter Andersen
Laura Greenwood
Lexie Miers
Linzi Basset
Margo Bond Collins
Mia Harlan
Rachel Everly
Skye MacKinnon
TB Mann
Zoey Indiana

Pre-Order: Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Protect the innocent.

Provide for families.

We stand with Ukraine.

Across the globe authors have come together to provide stories filled with hope, heart and understanding, inspired by the events of February 2022.

STAND FOR UKRAINE is a collection of romance, women’s fiction and poetry. Proceeds go to Save the Children’s efforts to provide Ukrainian children with food, warmth, shelter and psychological support.

Authors:
Alana Ash, Ally Vance, Amabel Daniels, Amanda Cuff, A McCarty, Pandora Snow, Anna Klein, Anne Mercier, Annee Jones, April A. Luna, April D. Berry, M.A. Lee, A.M. Roark, Sarah Stein, Bee Murray, Riana Everly, Lesley Hoover, C.A. Rene, Caraway Carter, Cassie Simon, Christine Ashworth, Corinne M Knight, Danielle Pays, Dawn McGraw, Debra Elise, Diane Jones, Sharon A. Mitchell, Emery LeeAnn, EmKay Connor, Eva Moore, Ginger Ring, Dylan Quinn, Gwen Dylan, Daniel Cade Quinn, Harlow Layne, Harper Michaels, Heather D’Agostino, Heather Scarlett, Helena Novak, P.T. Macias, Carol Van Den Hende, Jakki Frances, Jane Suen, Jen Stevens, Jennifer M. Miller, JCC Downing, Tasha Blythe, J. P. Uvalle, Judith Lynne, K Leigh, Karigan Hale, Kari Ganske, Kasey Hill, Élodie Garroway, Katherine Moore, Katie Rae, K. R. S. McEntire, Kimberly Halstead, Kristie Leigh, Olivia Rhymer, Krystal Pena, Lisa Wells, M.Culler, S.C. Principale, Maida Malby, Zara M Baily, Mandy Bee, Margo Bond Collins, Maria Macdonald, Megan Ryder, M Jameson, Lissa Lynn Thomas, Merrie Destefano, Chele Maccabe, Michelle Iannarelli, Maya Lemaire, Leila Coltyn, Joslyn Westbrook, Kathleen Ryder, N.J. Ember, Aarti V Raman, A.R. Bell, Renee Dahlia, RJ Gray, Robin Andrews, Rosie Wylor-Owen, Rubi Jade, Liz Martinson, Candace Sams, Guinevere Jordan, Shannon O’Connor, Miranda Jameson, Simone Leigh, Skye MacKinnon, Skye Turner, Sofia Aves, Jo Seysener, J. T. Silver, Suki McMinn, Tanya Dawson, Tanya Nellestein, Taya Rune, T.R. Weatherly, T Wells Brown, Tina Glasneck, Toni Denise, Tracy Broemmer, Tracy Reed, Trinity Wood, Yolanda Olson, Zoey Indiana, Iuliana Foos, Melissa Riddell, Bria James, Rebel Carter, Remy Reigns, Emily Rose, Sabrina Silvers, Margaret Madigan, Andie Bale, Dakota Star, Jeanette Ford, Jenny Fenshaw, Anna Volkin, D.A. Nelson, Susan Horsnell, Sloane Nicole, M.A. Lee

Pre-Order: Pretender (Kings of the East Book 3) by @CharityParkerso

Pretender (Kings of the East Book 3)

Alessandro wouldn’t say meeting Ender was love at first sight. It was definitely love by second glance, though. Too bad Ender is a liar.

While Alessandro is currently serving his second mafia boss, he plans to stop here. Back when he had been a bodyguard for Xiv’s father, Vlad, Alessandro had hated everything about this life, but people don’t quit crime lords. They wait until their bosses are dead or kill them themselves. Xiv is a different kind of crime boss, though. He’s a good man. Alessandro will do anything to keep Xiv in power. But Alessandro never expected Ender.

Ender is only loyal to one entity above himself: the Kapra. While the west coast mafia has no intentions of taking over the east, Xiv has caused problems for Ender’s boss in the past. That’s the only reason Ender is staying in the same town as Alessandro and ending up in the same places. He needs to keep an eye on Alessandro’s employer. At least, that’s what Ender keeps telling himself. That doesn’t explain the longing in his gut or why he keeps making excuses to stay.

When a young assassin meets a seasoned killer, sparks fly. But it’s only a matter of time before everything explodes around them. It’s possible no one will be left standing at the end. Pretender is the third book in Charity Parkerson’s Kings of the East. These books are best when read in order.

Author Dawn Patricia Bolton

Please give a warm welcome to author Dawn Patricia Bolton, pen names Toni Bolton and Alexie Bolton

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a former business and law university lecturer who left and ran a tutorial agency and a guest house.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I wanted to write when I was at school but didn’t start seriously until I left university and started writing stories for the children I tutored.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

An administrator was murdered on her doorstep and this started me writing Escape from fear a romantic suspense thriller. I am partly through book five of this series, Men of valour, Women of steel. I have also a series Dreyda’s Men, a post Napoleonic war romantic suspense series. That was inspired by Georgette Heyer’s These old shades, a historical romance.

What are you working on now?

I have nearly finished a paranormal romantic suspense mystery set in medieval times. This a wonderful period when people still believed seriously in God and witches and there are opportunities to delve into interesting customs from this time.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I cannot work on one project at a time. I don’t like working much in my house and tend to work in the cafe at my gym. If I am at home I like my cat to sit behind the computer on the window sill keeping me company.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to develop books for children and to illustrate them. I am also drawing a wildlife calendar with poems from other authors for an animal charity. I hope to improve my marketing and achieve good sales with my paranormal series.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Get a very good editor and proofreader. The former may give you good advice about publishing. Develop  a website and platforms like Instagram to create a reader base before you publish your novels. Use a book blog to publicise your new novels and try to get ARCS reviewed before you publish them.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for following me and I hope you enjoy my books. Your opinions about my books matter a lot to me. Please email me with feedback.

I love communicating with readers. To receive my newsletter and details of competitions, discounts and free books, please go to my sign-up page.

Author Amber Nicole #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Amber Nicole

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi I’m Amber,
I am a mom to two amazing kids Lawson (9) and Allison (4)
I have been an Air Force wife for 13 years to my high-school sweetheart.
I love to cook, bake, read, sing, write, as well as write poetry and songs and also I love to proofread and edit.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

So I never imagined I would be a writer. I have always loved to write fun little stories when I was younger I have so many notebooks full of random things.

I actually thought I would be a professional chef for awhile there but when I learned I wouldn’t have holidays or weekends off we decided it wasn’t the best thing for me.

I also was looking into joining a publishing house as an editor.
I have always been an avid reader and thought that would be the perfect job for me. I have been told time and time again that I have eagle eyes when it comes to mistakes.

I alpha and beta for so many amazing authors.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So I have recently learned since I started writing that I can no longer watch TV/ movies or even some music videos. I end up getting inspired and a new WIP appears.

Forever Changed was inspired on a few things:
1. The movie Cruel Intentions
2. A music video
3. Ivy Smoak’s untouchable series she broke me in the beat way and I knew my next book wouldn’t have an HEA. Well that’s Changed now that so many people yelled at me but at still ended up with a crazy cliffhanger.

What are you working on now?

I am working on Forever Yours. Its part two to the Forever Changed duet.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I like to go into a bubble and I can’t be distracted. Any noise bothers me. I like to snack on chocolate covered almonds or reisen candies. I also only write my spicy scenes in a bubble bath.

What are your hopes for the future?

To keep doing this. It can be stressful at time but I love it. I’d like to be able to do this full time and support my family. Maybe let my husband retire from the Air Force and be a stay at home dad.

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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Keep at it. Find your tribe. There are so many amazing, supportive people and authors out there that are willing to help. If this is something you are passionate about I say go for it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I am so humbled and blessed to have found my calling and to have all of you incredible people supporting and helping me achieve my dreams.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving my books and connecting to my characters.

Author Alexandra K. Martin #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Alexandra K. Martin

Tell us a bit about yourself… 

If I could use one word to describe me it would be quirky. I love to snuggle when it’s cold, surround myself with animals and have a family that I couldn’t live without. My sense of humour is either dark and dirty or lame Dad jokes, with nothing in between. 

I’m an Australian full-time author and I love it every single day. So far I have written fantasy, paranormal and contemporary RH but I plan on always pushing my limit and evolving my skills. With my husband and 3 kids by my side, I can trudge through anything and refuse to give up when life gets hard.

Unfortunately, I have a rare chronic disease that can push to lower my quality of life but I use it as the fire to remind me to enjoy every soft breeze on my face, the colours that fill the sky and the joy to get older. Never wasting an opportunity to help a person in need, and never bring anybody down or waste my time with idle gossip. 

I am a true believer that kindness does make all the difference.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

Actually I went to university and studied 2 degrees in the hopes of becoming a federal officer or work in intelligence. The motivation to make the world a better place, driving me to success. However those plans never reached fruition as I got diagnosed with my illness and those jobs were then no longer a possibility for me.

So I spent my time doing what made me the happiest – writing. Never once did I consider that my fondest hobby could become my dream career. I hadn’t realised that it was even an option. Even though my home is filled with the tales of countless authors from throughout time, from Homer, Jane Austen, and Leo Tolstoy to the more modern authors Sherrilyn Kenyon (McQueen), Kelley Cole and Serena Akeroyd. 

One day it just snapped in my mind that being an author should have been my dream all along and that my deep desire to make the word better, can be fulfilled by bringing stories of love, laughter and fantasy to those who need it. So, here I am, doing what I love and regretting nothing.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

I read A LOT, and it was getting to the point where I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t find any RH books of single mothers or women in their 30’s. Then I thought, I’ll just make it myself. 

The Rathe Chronicles began with that thought in mind and then grew from there. It’s my plan to have a place for all kinds of women to shine. I have created a world that will show all women; short and tall, big and small, strong and timid, dark and light, older and younger, with and without children, and with different sexual orientations from all walks of life. 

This series will be ongoing and continue to grow and unfold through every chapter told. Rathe is a whole new world of my creation and there is so much that I have to show you and share. It will cover RH, Ménage, M/F, F/F, and maybe even M/M. Each story is individual to the characters needs but they’re all spicy because everyone needs a little spice in their life.

A world for every woman is my inspiration.

What are you working on now? 

Currently I have my focus on Lust. Lust is an RH fairytale retelling from a sinner’s point of view, and it’s a part of a collaboration that I put together with 6 other amazing authors that I feel privileged to be working with. AJ Blackburn, Kira Roman, J. Kearston, Kat Blak, Kris Butler, and Jay Leigh Brown. Each one of us has our own fairytale and sin to tell.

Lust is book number 6 in the series and will be released on the 1st of August, but the book 1 ‘Gluttony’ comes out on May the 15th. 

The Golden Bird is the retelling that I’m focusing on, and I love that because it’s more uncommon than most and it’s exciting being able to create something unique from such a special story.

It’s a contemporary dark romance and could have quite a few triggers involved but it’s all relatable to the story and will have a HEA, I promise. All of the sinners books will.

It’s super fun to write and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. The series collaboration is going to be epic.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I have to be either laying down or with my feet up. I have no idea why. Haha. I like to have my main playlist playing in the background while I write, with a bottle of water by my side.

I also write my daily words in one document before I add it to my manuscript, so that I can go over it again in case I’m not happy with it. It’s way more time consuming but I’m a big critic of my own work and like to make sure that I’m doing the best I can at that time.

I have a quirky hobby of collecting names and have a journal filled with them. I use it to randomly pick names for each character and mark them off so that I never double up in the future. It’s weird, I know. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

My Biggest hope at the moment is to learn how to write quicker and for my life to give me more time that I can dedicate to my career. Writing is everything to me and I look forward to always evolving and I never want to be settled in my writing because there’s always more to be taught.

I love what I do, I just wish there was more time to do it.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world? 

Listen to the advice of those around you and then decide what works for you because everyone is different and that’s okay. 

Be kind and supportive of other authors around you because we’re all in this together and being competitive is a waste of time and the only person you’ll disappoint is yourself. 

Find your support network! Without my little team of people I’ve found in the book community I would be lost, a good group of people to give you honest advice and remind you that you’re doing great is everything and make sure to give that support in return.

Find an amazing PA. My PA’s are my life savers, they are under appreciated and deserve more praise than they get. They work hard for you and keep life easier to maintain, I couldn’t recommend them more.

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Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

You are everything! I appreciate every single one of you for taking the time to enter my world. My main goal in life is to bring you a temporary sanctuary to become a part of. A place for your mind to call home when you need a break and I hope that you’ve found it within my world of imagination.

Author L.E. Martin #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author L.E. Martin

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi. I’m L.E. Martin but most people call me “Ellie” or “Marty”, those nicknames kinda stuck. I’ve been writing for over ten years now. I have four books out in my Laying it Bare series with another coming in April. I also have a Romantic Sci-Fi titled The Renters available. I work full time and write all weekend. I love to bake and wish I had more time to play the piano. I am a chocoholic and wished I lived somewhere warmer – I’m not a fan of cold and snow.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always been a reader but just in the last ten years or so I have become an avid reader and the more I read the more I wanted to create my own stories. Ideas would pop into my head and I began to roll with it.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

For my Laying it Bare series, it started out as a funny exchange of text messages between a friend of mine and me over getting a friend request from a really odd name with an anime picture for the profile. By the end of our texts, she told me I should write a story about that. I started writing and Laying it Bare with a Friend Request was born. And I now have 4 books out currently in that series (all stand-alones) with the next one coming out in April.

What are you working on now?

I have changed gears and am currently working on a paranormal romance about witches and demons. I don’t have many details yet as the book is still in its infancy. I also don’t know if it will be a solo book or turn into a duet or trio. I’m waiting to see where the characters take me.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Yes. I have to really force myself to stay put for long periods of time – even when the characters are excitedly talking to me. I swear I have adult ADD. It can’t be ADHD because I don’t have the energy to be hyperactive. But it not unusual for me to go bake something while I am writing. And then come back to it.

What are your hopes for the future?

I’m hoping to gain more readers and hope to get to meet them too at a future author signing. With COVID, the one I had been planning to attend was postponed. I would love to be able to interact more with my readers.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

It’s a difficult and time consuming job but so worthwhile. Especially when you get those readers who really connect to your stories. Make sure you do your research and give your all for everything. Taking short cuts only ends up hurting you in the end.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for being a part of my world. I hope you love my characters as much as I do and hang around for the fun yet to come.

Author Stella Brie #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Stella Brie

Tell us a bit about yourself

I live outside of Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and my 13 year old golden retriever, Bailey.  My husband got tired of me telling him I wanted to write a book ‘someday’ and challenged me to sit down and write a paragraph. Just one paragraph. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. First, I wrote a serial fan fiction, then jumped into my first book, My Salvation. I learned a ton writing that book! 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

For a long time, no. I was a voracious reader and I worked in marketing. But for the last few years, I kept thinking “this is something I want to do…someday”.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

Music often inspires a kernel of an idea. For my newest book, The Rowan, I heard the song Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer on the radio and all I could think about were vampires dancing on the dance floor, paying homage to a master vampire. That jump started my new series. 

What are you working on now? 

Book 2 in the Killian Blade Series, an urban fantasy reverse harem.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I like to write one chapter at a time. When I sit down at my laptop, I will only write one chapter. I may come back later and write another chapter, but not in one sitting. It helps me focus.

What are your hopes for the future? 

To tell a lot more stories, cross genres and make a living. (Got to feed my dog!)

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world? 

Just do it, publish. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You will learn a ton and that will set up your second book for more success. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you, my heart is so full of gratitude for everyone who reads my books.

Author Lux Carmine #interview

Please give a warm welcome to

Tell us a bit about yourself


I am a self-published author who has been publishing since 2015. Lux Carmine is one of my many pen names and I write enjoy writing all types of romances. I live just outside of Richmond, Virginia with my two cats and my two daughters. We recently became obsessed with K-dramas and we watch them together on the weekends.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


No. In my “first life” I was actually a preschool teacher, then a middle school teacher. But I have been reading romance since I was 11 (I learned real quick that females should ALWAYS have orgasms) and I’ve been writing romances since I was 13. Going to age myself a little here but I was always in the AOL roleplaying chatrooms after school. I never did fight scenes, I was there for the romance. 🙂

What are you working on now?


I’m actually co-writing a book with a friend of mine, Riley Long. She writes M/M romance and I haven’t written one of those and I thought heck! Why not??

What was your inspiration for your current book?


I was flipping through Better Homes and Gardens or something like that this past summer and saw this article about these two men who were florists in upstate New York or something like that. I ripped the article out and gave it to my author friend, Riley, and I said “YOU MUST DO THIS!” And now I’m writing one in her series with her. It has a friends to lovers trope which I adore.

Do you have any quirks while working?


I must be facing a wall when I’m writing. If I can see anything at all it distracts me too much and pulls me out of my story. I wish I could be a coffee shop writer but that’s just not me.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope that my books are discovered and loved by people who need them. My goal as an author is to entertain and to touch the hearts of my readers.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world


New authors — Keep writing! Keep trying! Don’t give up hope if your first book doesn’t make the NY Times Best Seller List. And don’t quit your day job maybe until you do. It’s a tough market and it’s getting tougher every day. Publishing is not a get rich quick scheme so make sure you have a different motivation to write other than money.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?


To my followers, I am so thankful for you. I know that if I’m having a really shitty day, a horrible incident or just read a bad review I can count on all of you to lift me back up. I hope my books are able to do the same for you. I love you all! ❤

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