06-02-2010 08:21 AM
"Life isn’t all hearts and flowers. It’s pain and suffering. It’s dirty little secrets buried in the muck and mire where the grubs and worms feed. Secrets I unbury. –Rachel Cord,PI" -- Still a Bitch
Private detective Rachel Cord returns with a vengeance chasing multiple threads through a labyrinth of missing persons, buried bodies, kinky sex, new love, and an ex-lover who may be a serial killer. Threads that threaten to bind Rachel within a tight cord preventing her from getting the answers she needs and saving the woman she loves.
Read the opening chapters at rachelcord.net
Hard-boiled detective Rachel Cord searches for a runaway teen and for answers as to why gay performers are being beaten at Miss Kitty's Kathouse Kabaret. Answers she may live to regret.
06-02-2010 04:34 PM
Tumbling_Block, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed my book! Woo-hoo!
My next suggestion would be for you to go to my book's page and leave a review. LOL
The Merry-Go-Round was written for the Harlequin NeXt line. I searched 'harlequin next' in the ebook store and there is one book by Kristan Higgins called The Next Best Thing...it should have the same 'feel' as my book; however, it's selling for $5.76. My other Harlequin NeXt is called Where's Stanley, but that's not available for the Nook. There's a link on the book's page that states it can be purchased used for $1.99. Where's Stanley?
I hope to have more ebooks available soon! Thanks so much!
Mountain Laurel, $2.99
The Merry-Go-Round, $2.99
06-02-2010 08:17 PM
Everyone has secrets. Don’t you? Most of our secrets are harmless. Sometimes, however, those hidden truths come back to haunt us. Sometimes they even kill…
When long-held secrets come to light in the small town of Leroy, Indiana, death and destruction aren’t far behind. Can the residents overcome their pasts, enabling them to rebuild and face the future, or will the secrets lurking in the shadows rise up to swallow them whole?
Gallery owner Charity Vaughn had a closet full of secrets. Hiding underneath her polished exterior was a terrified girl with a past. When the life she’d tried so hard to make disappear is revealed, Charity won’t be the only one to feel the repercussions.
Lauren Grant didn’t expect her inner demon to rear its ugly head, threatening to destroy everything she had worked so hard to build, but that is exactly what happened. She never expected her secrets to be revealed for all the world to see, but they were. Now the single mother has to try and put the pieces of her life back together. Hopefully she won’t die trying.
Charlie Clark moved back to his hometown to repay an old debt, still looking for that elusive ‘something’ his heart was calling for. He never expected to find that ‘something’ in Leroy, the town he had left years before because of the heartache and memories. Now that hope for the future is being threatened. Will Charlie be able to stop the threat in time, or will he lose everything again?
Come to Leroy, Indiana, and find out who survives…and who doesn’t."
Secrets In The Shadows is the first book in a series based on the town's residents, and has gotten great feedback across the board - crossing both gender lines and genre lines, i.e., folks who don’t normally read mysteries or romance like this book. The second book, Under the Moon's Shadow, is due out in late summer 2010. You can download an excerpt at my website, www.tlhaddix.com, where you can also check out my blog, find out a little more about me and see some bonus materials, such as the evolution of the cover design. Also, there's a link there to a freebie short story, "Confluence", which is a sci-fi/western/romance.
06-03-2010 12:47 PM
A blogger reviewed my book today (6/3). Talk about fun!!! I don't know how often she updates, but take a look:
Oooo, my new cover is finally showing on B&N!
Mountain Laurel, $2.99
The Merry-Go-Round, $2.99
06-10-2010 12:38 AM
Isn't it kind of exciting discovering new authors? Well, I'm not a new author, but perhaps new to you. Just popping in to introduce myself and my books. I'm Keta Diablo and I write Gay Fiction AND Erotic Romance (male/female) for multiple publishers. Following is a list of my books currently available. Hope you'll take a moment to check them out!
If you stop by my author home, be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be eligible to win FREE books; I givve away three books every month, all year long. My newsletter is not just about me, me, me, but has all kinds of neat stuff, recipes, trivia, great surfing sites, featured authors, love quotes and much more!
Thanks so much and hope you stop in and visit me:
Author Home, Keta's Haunt, http://www.ketadiablo.com
Keta's Keep Erotic Romance Blog, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com
Gay Fiction Blog, The Stuff of Myth and Men, http://thestuffofmythandmen.blogspot.com
And . . . here's a list of my books in alphabetical order:
Blood Oath – Coming June 20th from Amber Quill Press. Link to web site: http://amberquillpress.com/AmberAllure/
When Kale MacDonald's beloved grandmother dies, she leaves him a letter urging him to travel to Savannah, GA to find his destiny. Kale is confronted by a strange, decadent man who appears to be stalking him. He's also confronted by a trio of rogue vampires intent on killing him. Mystery and danger collide in the City of Secrets, and no one is who they appear to be.
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Boys of the Bite, Gay Fiction VAMPIRE, Ravenous Romance, http://www.ravenousromance.com/fantastica/boys-of-
Vampires are ever young, ever beautiful, and ruled by the cravings of the flesh. In Boys of the Bite, the gay male side of the vampire's legend is explored in every erotic possibility. From historical settings where vampires move through high society to modern vamps you find at the all-night laundromat, these lusty men know how to hunt, whether for love or just a midnight snack.
Mixing stories by gay male authors like R. R. Angell and Ken Panadero with some of Ravenous Romance's stars of m/m romance like Keta Diablo and Ryan Field, Boys of the Bite gives every reader plenty to get his or her blood pumping.
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CROSSROADS, Best-selling Gay Fiction series, Phaze Publishing, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads
Amazon Kindle: B0024NP47U, http://tiny.cc/9kf8m
Handsome ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to locate his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated due to the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. In order to save Rand, Frank must confront the nefarious killers and...confront his long-suppressed feelings for Rand.
Elements: scenes of intense sexual activity
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CROSSROADS Revisited, Best-Selling Gay Fiction Series, Phaze Publishing, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads
Amazon Kindle: http://tiny.cc/jdbjz, B002F82P9Y
Frank McGuire is beginning to think the City has become a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets, only this time the deviant isn't tracking Goth girls, but gay college students. Rumors surface that put Frank's life in jeopardy, and somehow he must protect Rand from the carnage about to unfold. What he didn't count on was Rand becoming the killer's next victim.
Elements: scenes of intense sexuality
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CROSSROADS: Showdown, Best-selling Gay Fiction Series, Phaze Publishing, http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads
Tough PI, Frank McGuire, attempts to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. While channeling his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from the most unlikely of sources. To complicate matters, Rand has decided it’s time Frank commit to their relationship -- or run the risk of Rand being gone when he returns.
FIRST THREE CROSSROADS NOVELLAS AVILABLE HERE IN PRINT: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Crossroads+
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CROSSROADS: Shadowland, BEST-SELLING Gay Fiction Series, Phaze Publishing,
Frank must travel to Louisiana to solve another missing persons' case. This time, Rand insists on accompanying Frank to get a hands-on introduction to the PI business. Evil forces are at work in the bayou. Frank is pitted against a centuries' old ghost and races against time to save two innocent young men from eternal damnation. Rand gets caught in vortex of prejudice when he encounters a sinister duo bent on violence against gays. Sinister machinations converge in a maelstrom of retribution and hate. Frank must pull out all the stops to save the young men and the man who holds his heart.
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Dust and Moonlight, Erotic Romance Fantasy, 1Romance Ebooks, http://1romanceebooks.com/fantasy/dust-and-moonlig
Keta Diablo outdid herself! I had the pleasure of reading Land of Falling Stars several months ago and knew instantly that I'd found an author who would be on auto buy. This is actually the third book I've read by this author and it just keeps getting better and better! I have yet to be disappointed.
In Dust and Moonlight, Diablo brings Kira to another world in another time. A land where her father was summoned from. Kira has traded one battle for another and is faced with the chance at a love that will know no bounds. Her desire to go home is at battle with the desire to stay wrapped in Balion's strong arms of love.
Dust and Moonlight is a definite 5 star read that I highly recommend to any one with a love for romance, fantasy, and time travel. Heather's Reading Romance
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Decadent Deceptions, Erotic Romance, Noble Romance, 2008 Molly Contest Finalist, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=20
Daring and desperate to win Morgan’s love, Olivia Breedlove embarks on a reckless folly. But everything backfires when Morgan remains one step ahead of her and the game ventures down a path of duplicity and murder.
A decade ago, Morgan was a heartbeat away from taking Olivia’s virginity. Her father, Thaddeus, intervened and threatened to meet him over pistols if he so much as looked at his daughter again. But now, Thaddeus is dead and Morgan has no intention of ignoring the ravenous hunger he’s harbored for the blasted woman for ten years.
One way or the other, he will quench this burning desire and make her his forever.
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Holding On To Heaven, Erotic Romance, Amazon Kindle,
When the blazing fires of revolt ravage the countryside, Lauren and Sage McCain are trapped amid the flames of destiny. The Civil War has crumbled a Nation, and the Dakota Sioux uprising has turned southern Minnesota into a violent battlefield.
Holding on to Heaven is a story of love between two men and a woman, love between siblings, and love that crosses all boundaries and forges all cultures.
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Hot and Sticky, Gay Fiction Contemporary, Amber Quill Press, http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/HotSticky.ht
It’s been extremely difficult for Hugh Landon, an up-and-coming lawyer in Washington, D.C., to control his sexual fantasies about his paralegal, Milan Vassar.
When his career hangs in the balance over a missing file, Hugh must call Milan at the midnight hour and plead for assistance. Hugh’s determination not to mix business with pleasure disintegrates when Milan arrives at the office not only to help him, but to confess he’s held the same secret desires for his boss...
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Land of Falling Stars, Erotic Romance, Ravenous Romance, http://www.ravenousromance.com/once-upon-a-time/la
"Land of Falling Stars lured me in immediately with its lyrical title, and hot cover art. I was instantly captivated by the haunting love story of Gavin and Sophie." --Chloe Waits (5 stars)
Penniless, her parents and brother dead, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved childhood home during the Civil War. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill, but before Sophia allows him to rob and pilfer like the others, she shoots him. How is she to know it is Gavin, the dark knight of her youth, carrying secrets too horrific to imagine and a passion that ignites her deepest desires?
As Sophia gradually learns Gavin's secrets-and enjoys his talents in the bedroom-she discovers how to finally know her own heart. Can she save the Land of Falling Stars, or will she lose it all to the horrors of the War and Reconstruction? And will the Southern lady and the Yankee soldier be able to recapture the bliss of their youth - this time in each other's arms?
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Lip Service, Gay Fiction Contemporary, Noble Romance, http://www.nobleromance.com
Coming July 5th
After their recent tiff, Bryan took off for Japan on business and left Navarre home to stew. Now Bryan is expected home after two long weeks, but fate has other plans--mechanical problems with his plane and no rental cars available. So what's a desperate man to do? Find his own means to get to the man he loves. When he finally arrives, Navarre has second thoughts about challenging fate. Bryan has company in his hotel room!
LONG, HARD RIDE, Gay Fiction, Western, Decadent Publishing, http://www.decadentpublishing.com
COMING AUGUST 1st
Grayson Drake has been sent by a covert spy agency from the South to break Marx Wellbourne out of Elmira Prison at all costs.
Ordered to return Wellbourne to Richmond so the Confederate Army can pick his brain about the maps he’s memorized, Gray soon discovers Marx is courting death from malaria and pneumonia. To complicate matters further, the decadent, gorgeous Wellbourne is none other than the same man he coveted from afar four years ago in a Charleston brothel.
Pursued by the villainous warden of the prison, Major Britton Darkmore, nothing is as it seems when intrigue, suspense and raw passion collide on the long, hard ride back to Richmond.
Magnolia Heat, Gay Fiction Historical, Noble Romance, http://www.nobleromance.com/
Coming in June 14th
Craven and his friend Anthony discover they're in over their heads the night they're caught spying on Beresford Hall. When Craven meets the dark, mysterious Dominic Beresford, he wonders if fate really does step in to take you by surprise when you least expect.
A male/male historical that will leave you breathless.
Spank Me Twice, Multi-genre ANTHOLOGY, Noble Romance, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=45
Voted Best Erotic Book of 2009 by Love Romances Cafe. Anthology of four stories by authors Jude Mason, Tara Nichols, Amber Skyze, and Keta Diablo.
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The Devil’s Heel, Gay Fiction Pirate, Noble Romance, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=12
Five years ago Drew Hibbard dismissed Rogan Brockport from his life. Now, they meet again at the Governor’s Ball and Rogan will know the reason for the abrupt, unexplained cut. After Rogan saves Drew’s life during a pirate raid, he kidnaps him and the perfect opportunity to extract answers from Drew is finally at hand. Betrayal. Retribution. Undying Love. The Devil’s Heel.
The Sin Eater’s Prince, Gay Fiction Vampire, Ravenous Romance,
Amazon PRINT: http://tiny.cc/tdpvv,
Owen Rhys, the sin eater of his village in Wales, has been shunned by the local villagers his entire life--except by Andras Maddock, the local physician. In love with the one man he thinks will never return that love, Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from death at the hands of a vampire and admits he cares deeply for Owen.
Dagan, son of Traherne, the vampire Andras killed to save Owen, will stop at nothing to avenge his father's death and obtain the Prince of Wales's mystic sword from Andras. The divine claymore holds the power to grant immunity from the sun's harsh rays-the one exemption the dark Lords of the Underworld has sought for centuries.
Star-crossed love, sorcery, and bloodlust collide on a vengeful path where only one side can remain victorious. Revenge and redemption. Dark versus light. Good versus evil.
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Valentine’s Vindication, Gay Fiction, Noble Romance, https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=25
The dreaded day had arrived. And this year, February 14th had a dual meaning. Since his breakup with his boyfriend, Valentine Giovanni, a month ago, Deke’s life seemed meaningless. The moment Val found out he’d cheated on him, the **bleep** hit the fan . . . and Deke’s shoes hit the pavement.
He didn’t have time to explain the why of it. Val wouldn’t believe him, and even Deke didn’t fully comprehend why he did it. He told himself Val deserved better, a submissive who completely trusted him, who’d commit wholly to his rough sex and demands. So rather than talk over his fears and insecurities, Deke forced a breakup by admitting he’d cheated. He’d never loved anyone like he loved his former dom. He realized that now.
And tonight, he planned to prove his love to Val.
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Oh, and one more thing! I'd be thrilled if you joined my FACEBOOK PAGE:
06-21-2010 08:14 PM
This review was posted over at "that other site" that sells books. I'm very pleased and hope romance readers will take a look at my book.
"It's been awhile since I read a Romance Novel so it was fun to sit down to Donna Fasano's The Merry Go Round. Her heroine is a modern woman, a lawyer, who it totally relateable even down to the way society has taught our generation of women to think. I chuckled at the flashback that Lauren has of her college years sitting around a pool with her friends, with Lauren being the only one ogling the carpenter working on the house while they sunbathe. Lauren's friends are dreaming of men in three-piece suits driving BMW's leaving only Lauren to appreciate a man who can actually fix things. Considering today's climate, I don't think young women will be looking at bankers in quite the same way these days.
Anyway, back the novel, it's a romance novel so you have a man and woman at odds with each other, or in this case, a woman more in conflict with herself then she is with her drop-dead sexy soon-to-be ex-husband. And what a man Greg Flynn is! As far as I am concerned, this man is perfect. He's gallant, noble, tall-dark-and-handsome and as a bonus, knows how to wear a tool belt.
What's really important in a romance novel are the scenes that lead up to the bedroom, and Fasano does a marvelous job of creating sexual tension. This novel is a long slow burn that never lets up until the end. The characters are fully created and with the main character growing throughout the novel. Or growing up if you will.
This is exactly the kind of book I want to be reading on a plane ride or on a beach. It's as relaxing and pleasureable as sitting with friends enjoying a bucket of margaritas. Sure you could be reading War & Peace, but sometimes you just need a book that doesn't tell you about how terrible the world is, a book where love conquers all, that assures you that there are plenty of romantic men out there just waiting to be found."
All the best,
Mountain Laurel, $2.99
The Merry-Go-Round, $2.99
06-22-2010 10:30 PM
It would be helpful if you would mention if the books are are available as ebooks on Barnes and Noble, as well as the relevant link. When I scroll through looking for interesting ebooks for my blog/ website I can then see if they are interesting for me to fetch.I only post ebooks.
I am an Affiliate of B&N for most of my ebooks (some of my customers are not in the USA).
06-23-2010 11:14 PM - edited 06-23-2010 11:16 PM
The Anomaly is my third completed work and I'm excited to share a bit of information with you. This is book three in The Other Realm series. However, you don't need to read the first two books to get into the story. With a fast paced plot that's laced with twists and turns, every reader that turns back the cover can feel like they've been there from the beginning. The wizard/witch idea is taken to a new level as our three main characters are faced against a Demon God that desires nothing more than to demolish the Mortal Realm in an effort to destroy one of their own. No one is safe from Megnificent and relentless desire to return home. It all comes down to how much one is willing to sacrifice to destroy her.
You can download the first 5 chapters for FREE by clicking here.
Available for Kindle as well as at www.robertbrianwinters.com
Everything is more than it seems in a world where no one can truly be trusted. Alexander loses his position of power within the Council, only to be replaced by his student Jen. Her timid demeanor leaves her at the mercy of the other Council members. A former friend to Alex, Anna, is Jen's only aid in her pursuit of power.
Secrets reveal the truth about The Anomaly and the unusual connection it has to one of the main characters. With vampires lurking in the background, Demon Gods running wild, and enemies around every corner, you won't be able to catch your breath. The suspense builds as the conclusion draws you in for the finale and a preview of what's to come.
From the text:
"Inside this room lies the fate of civilizations past and future. Some of what has been seen has come to be witnessed by the eyes of those in reality, while some have crumbled upon their own foundation of non-truths. The gift of vision, that so few have, can be a dangerous gift. You see what you may not wish to see, and you hold inside what you may despise, but it is always there."
Thank you for reading. I welcome comments and discussion!
06-26-2010 10:35 AM
Not Just for Breakfast Anymore is a middle grade book about a twelve-year-old boy who learns that standing out from the crowd isn't necessarily the zit on his face he thought it might be.
From the back cover:
Benny wants a pet—a dog or a cat. You know, the kind of pet everyone else has. But other kids don't have his mom. She likes to do things differently. So Benny doesn't know what to expect when he first opens the pet carrier. Certainly not that his neighbors will want to kick his family out of town—he just got here! And he was just about to make the baseball team, too.
What will he do?
Not Just For Breakfast Anymore is available in print.
And as a low-cost ebook for the Nook.
Suite 101: Book Reviews says, “[it’s] a classic book for modern kids.”
Jandy, of Jandysbooks.com, wrote, “PV Lundqvist has written a wonderful book.”
Not Just For Breakfast Anymore, “Would be a huge hit among fourth to seventh graders,” according to Literary Sojourn.
Reader PJ Culley wrote,"Both of us really enjoyed the story! ...Now, please get him [her son] off my back about why we can't have a pet pig in our apartment!"
About the author: PV Lundqvist is a writer and full time dad. He blogs about his kids and writing here.