Thursday, January 17, 2019

Evernight Choice Award Winners!!!! The Beast In A Suit!

Thank you so much readers. I am so honored and excited to have won Best Contemporary for The Beast In A Suit.


And the winners are....

Congratulations to all finalists of the 2018 6th Annual Evernight Readers' Choice Awards!

And the winners are....



Book of the Year:
My Teacher by Sam Crescent
Runner up: Soulmate by Erin M. Leaf

Favorite author:
Doris O'Connor
Runner up: Sam Crescent

Best Teen Book:
Sleepless by Melissa Frost
RU: Breed by Niki Cluff


Best Series:
Breeding Season by Sam Crescent and Stacey Espino
Runner up: McLeod Security by Doris O'Connor

Best Cover:
Miss Simpkins' School of Seduction by Raven McAllan
Runner up: Coming on Strong by Faye Avalon

Best ROTG:
The Indecent Proposal by Mrs. Cortez by Scarlett J Rose
Runner up: Impossible by Allyson Young

Best Mainstream:
Second Time Love by Laura M. Baird
Runner up: Lost Until You by Kimberly Daniels

Best BDSM:
Auctioned to the Bad Boy CEO by Doris O'Connor
Runner up: Her Sir by Megan Slayer

Best Contemporary: 
The Beast in a Suit by Elena Kincaid
Runner up: A Silver Lining by Beth D. Carter

Best Dark Romance:
Beauty Has Balls by James Cox
Runner up: The Mobster's Girl by Lily Harlem

Best Fantasy:
Max's Desire by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Runner up: Captivating Melody by Katherine McIntyre

Best Gay Romance:
Undone by the Beast by Angelique Voisen
Runner up: Stalking the Kilt by Keely Jakes

Best Interracial:
A Thorned Rose in the Sand by Lea Bronsen
Runner up: Hers to Love by Maia Dylan

Best Lesbian:
Getting Nawty with the Coyote by Serenity Snow
Runner up: Hungry by Nikka Michaels

Best May/Dec:
Nicky by Lynn Burke
Runner up: Theirs by April Zyon

Best MC:
Slater's Claim by Amber Morgan
Runner up: Saint's Mercy by Cecile Tellier

Best Menage:
Rough and Ready by Stacey Espino
Runner up: Hidden Cargo by Sarah Marsh

Best Paranormal: 
The Third Wish by Jewel Quinlan
Runner up: The Ghost of Her Ex by Aletta Thorne

Best Rubenesque:
Queen Wolf by Erin M. Leaf
Runner up: Us. Again. by LM Spangler

Best Sci-Fi:
Soft Clay by Megan Slayer
Runner up: His to Cherish by Jessie Pinkham

Best Suspense:
Hidden by Megan Morgan
Runner up: The Falls by Jessica Marting


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

@HKCarlton Guest Blogger HK Carlton with If You Can’t Handle the Heat



Please welcome my Guest Blogger HK Carlton with If You Can’t Handle the Heat.

Thank you for inviting me to your blog today. I’m doubly excited to share not only the re-launch of, If You Can’t Handle the Heat, but this re-release is also my first self-publishing venture.


This story was previously published with the title If You Can't Stand the Heat. Though there is a little bit of added content, the story remains relatively the same.

In this erotic story, two very different professionals are brought together as celebrity judges on a reality-based cooking show. Sesto Théodore—the celeb chef that the show is built around—meets walking cliché, Syn Fully, erotic novelist. Though there is an immediate conflict in personalities, there is also an instant sizzling attraction. A classic clash and burn.


If You Can't Handle the Heat
by
H K Carlton


Blurb:

An unlikely couple is brought together as celebrity judges on a new reality-based cooking show.

Sesto Théodore, is an arrogant yet well respected American-Italian chef, with several five-star restaurants.

Once bitten, twice shy, Syn Fully, is a jaded author of erotica, rocketing her way up all the best sellers lists.

From the moment Syn and Sesto meet, their personalities clash, yet behind the scenes sparks fly. Getting together would be a recipe for disaster, but hot sex with no-strings couldn’t hurt. At least not until real feelings get involved.

But just when Syn considers opening her damaged heart to the cocky chef, video of rather personal content is leaked online. Sesto immediately jumps to conclusions and accuses Syn of the privacy breach.

Can the arrogant chef forgive and forget, or will his pride leave him out in the cold?

Somebody’s about to get burned…

Possible Triggers: Please note one scene contains borderline bdsm and dubious consent/forcible confinement. Also in this story intimate video is obtained without the knowledge or consent of the participants involved, and later distributed online

Author’s Note: This erotic story has been previously published with the title, If You Can’t Stand the Heat. Though there is a little bit of added content, the story remains relatively the same. It has been re-edited and re-formatted for re-release, and has a sizzling new cover thanks to Studioenp


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Excerpt:

Sesto took the opportunity to turn his wrath on Syn. “May I speak to you out in the hall, please!” he demanded, shooting to his feet.

“Of course,” she responded, haughtily, as though she hadn’t just been giving him the initial stages of a hand job under the table.

Sesto allowed Syn to take the lead. He was momentarily captivated by her long shapely legs, as she stalked across the space, confident and oh-so fuckin’ sexy in those red stilettos. Sesto pulled level with her and couldn’t resist the urge to place his hand to the small of her back, left bare by the severe cut of her dress. If he wasn’t mistaken, she’d trembled at the contact. Or was it his hand that quivered?

In the corridor, Syn rounded on him, at the same moment he blurted, “What the fuck do you think…”

The words died on his tongue, as she once again stroked his shaft through his trousers. Her gaze settled on his mouth. Her breathing was shallow.

“Where’s your dressing room?” she asked, backing him up.

Sesto grabbed her other wrist and dragged her into the green room, before slamming the door behind them.

He yanked her hand, above her head and forced it against the door. He half-expected her to fight. What he wasn’t prepared for was the brazen little smile that hooked her sinful lips, as she raised her arm to join the other. With both hands stretched above her head Syn arched toward him, thrusting her beautiful tits, right in his face.

“What the fuck are you doing?” he asked again. “We don’t even know each other.”

“I know. Isn’t it wicked, how our bodies want to though.”

He groaned, shifting uncomfortably foot to foot, yet he couldn’t focus on anything but her lovely breasts.

“Go ahead, Théo, set them free,” she tempted, her voice barely above a whisper.


© H K Carlton

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About the Author:

H K Carlton is a multi-genre Canadian author of romance, with over thirty titles in publication. From naughty to nice, historical to contemporary, time travel to space travel, and everything in between.

Variety is creativity’s playground—It’s where you’ll find me


Join me for the ride:

Blogs:
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Evernight Choice Award Winners!!!! The Beast In A Suit!

Thank you so much readers. I am so honored and excited to have won Best Contemporary for The Beast In A Suit.


And the winners are....

Congratulations to all finalists of the 2018 6th Annual Evernight Readers' Choice Awards!

And the winners are....



Book of the Year:
My Teacher by Sam Crescent
Runner up: Soulmate by Erin M. Leaf

Favorite author:
Doris O'Connor
Runner up: Sam Crescent

Best Teen Book:
Sleepless by Melissa Frost
RU: Breed by Niki Cluff


Best Series:
Breeding Season by Sam Crescent and Stacey Espino
Runner up: McLeod Security by Doris O'Connor

Best Cover:
Miss Simpkins' School of Seduction by Raven McAllan
Runner up: Coming on Strong by Faye Avalon

Best ROTG:
The Indecent Proposal by Mrs. Cortez by Scarlett J Rose
Runner up: Impossible by Allyson Young

Best Mainstream:
Second Time Love by Laura M. Baird
Runner up: Lost Until You by Kimberly Daniels

Best BDSM:
Auctioned to the Bad Boy CEO by Doris O'Connor
Runner up: Her Sir by Megan Slayer

Best Contemporary: 
The Beast in a Suit by Elena Kincaid
Runner up: A Silver Lining by Beth D. Carter

Best Dark Romance:
Beauty Has Balls by James Cox
Runner up: The Mobster's Girl by Lily Harlem

Best Fantasy:
Max's Desire by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Runner up: Captivating Melody by Katherine McIntyre

Best Gay Romance:
Undone by the Beast by Angelique Voisen
Runner up: Stalking the Kilt by Keely Jakes

Best Interracial:
A Thorned Rose in the Sand by Lea Bronsen
Runner up: Hers to Love by Maia Dylan

Best Lesbian:
Getting Nawty with the Coyote by Serenity Snow
Runner up: Hungry by Nikka Michaels

Best May/Dec:
Nicky by Lynn Burke
Runner up: Theirs by April Zyon

Best MC:
Slater's Claim by Amber Morgan
Runner up: Saint's Mercy by Cecile Tellier

Best Menage:
Rough and Ready by Stacey Espino
Runner up: Hidden Cargo by Sarah Marsh

Best Paranormal: 
The Third Wish by Jewel Quinlan
Runner up: The Ghost of Her Ex by Aletta Thorne

Best Rubenesque:
Queen Wolf by Erin M. Leaf
Runner up: Us. Again. by LM Spangler

Best Sci-Fi:
Soft Clay by Megan Slayer
Runner up: His to Cherish by Jessie Pinkham

Best Suspense:
Hidden by Megan Morgan
Runner up: The Falls by Jessica Marting


Thanks for stopping by. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Sixth Annual Evernight Readers' Choice Awards Are Here! #Romance #RomanceAuthor #ContemporaryRomance #Menage #ParanormalRomance

⭐️It's time to vote for your favorite Evernight authors and books!⭐️ Cast your vote today!


I am so grateful to you readers for nominating me. I'm up for two categories:
Best Contemporary Romance with THE BEAST IN A SUIT (A CONTEMPORARY TALE)


And Best Menage with ARCTIC SPIRIT (ARCTIC ICE #1)
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Friday, December 21, 2018

HIS TO PROTECT by Maia Dylan @evernightpub @Maiadylanauthor


Thank you, for hosting me for, His to Protect – An Alpha’s Claim, 2. This book released in November with Evernight Publishing.  If your readers would like to they can post questions to me on Twitter tag me using @MaiaDylanAuthor and I will answer them as I see them.


HIS TO PROTECT – An Alpha’s Claim, 2
Series: An Alpha’s Claim
Applicable Tags:  Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifter, HEA
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Kaea Hemopo was a man on a mission. He planned to kill the bastard who killed his grandmother, and nothing was going to stop him. He had the man lined up in his sights, his finger on the trigger, and was prepared to die to get it done, but then Kaea found out that he was following the wrong man.

Xavier Mulligan had been stalking his own prey the night he met his mate. He’d been shocked to discover that Kaea was not only there to kill him, but thought he was the asshole who’d murdered his own father. Xavier would just have to make his mate see him for what he was, and accept his very nature. How hard could that be?

Can Kaea and Xavier find a way to work together to avenge those who were taken from them, and retrieve that which was stolen from Kaea’s family, or will Xavier’s need for control be the one thing that could tear them both apart?

**M/M, anal penetration, erotic romance, paranormal, shape-shifter



STORY EXCERPT:
Kaea moved a little beneath him, and Xavier had to bite back a groan as his hips nestled a little closer to his.
“Do you—wait, am I naked?” Kaea asked incredulously, and Xavier couldn’t hold back a grin.
“That you are, my lovely. You were damp and dirty from being out in the forest and trying to kill me. I couldn’t very well pop you into bed like that, now could I?”
Kaea frowned as he leaned slightly to the side and looked at Xavier lying on top of him. “And you’re naked because…”
“I was in the shower.” Xavier shrugged. “Again, not somewhere where clothes are necessarily all that helpful. I came out of the bathroom when you woke up. Didn’t have time to go throw any clothes on.”
Kaea nodded, and a delicious red heat swept over the dark skin of his cheeks. “That makes sense, but you could let me go, get up and throw some clothes on now that I no longer want to hurt you, right?”
“But I like it where I am. Do I gotta?” Xavier had never pouted in his life, but he tried in this moment just to have fun with his mate.
Kaea’s laughter was quick and genuine, and had Xavier’s heart doing strange somersaults inside him. “Yes, you do. Come on, it’s very distracting having you lying on top of me.”
Xavier grinned, and knew it was just as wicked as he felt. “I love that you find me distracting, love, because the feeling is most definitely mutual.” Kaea’s eyes darkened, and Xavier knew he liked that particular revelation. “But, you’re right. I’m hungry, and healing this gunshot wound I seemed to have acquired recently has taken a lot of energy.”
Xavier pushed up from the bed, and grinned when he watched Kaea’s gaze wander down his abdomen, but shot back to the puckered scar of the wound on his shoulder. “Crap. Did I apologize for shooting you?”
Xavier resettled the towel around his hips. “No, you did not, and that was very remiss of you. I’ll expect you to make that up to me very soon. Repeatedly.”
Kaea’s soft laughter followed him as he stepped toward the back of the room where he’d put his bag. He grabbed a pair of sweats and pulled them on under the towel, then dropped it to the floor. He turned back toward the bed and laughed himself when he saw Kaea up on his elbows as if to get a better view.
“See something you might like, love?”
Kaea grinned at him, and Xavier could have sworn he felt his heart stutter in his chest. “Maybe, but I’m not a man who gives all his secrets away when he’s just met a man. I prefer a slow build up to a quick flash that’s over too damn soon.” Xavier scowled. “What’s put that look on your face?”
“I don’t like to think of you with other men.” Xavier heard the possessiveness in his own tone, but wouldn’t apologize for it. He was a dominant Alpha bear, and one who did not play well with others. Kaea needed to know and understand that. “I don’t share. You’re mine.”
Kaea arched a sardonic brow in his direction, and it irritated and aroused him at the same time. “Yours?” Xavier could practically feel the temperature in the room fall. “I don’t remember ever being asked if I’d be yours, or even if I wanted you. You presume too much.”
Xavier growled, his anger rising within him. “It’s not a presumption when I could feel your fucking arousal just as sure as you could feel mine, Kaea.”
© MAIA DYLAN, EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING, 2018


ALL ABOUT MAIA DYLAN
Mother, wife, author, and all around crazy…
I write the kind of books that I love to read. Love stories between strong men and their independent soulmates. Usually, their path to Happily Ever After is a bumpy one, but there is always a Happy Ever After. 
In the world's I create there is someone (or two, or three) for everyone!  Love comes in many forms and I believe it is all beautiful and should be celebrated!
I live, love and write in New Zealand, married to my husband of fifteen years with two beautiful children who I truly believe were sent as a blessing, but sometimes to try my patience, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


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