March 8, 2017

Rana: Teenage Queen #YANovel by Liza O'Connor

The Reading of the Heart

The most useful of all of Rana’s powers is the ‘reading of the heart’. If she can safely place her hand over a person’s heart, she can discover what they truly feel, rather than what they tell her. This is how she knew her father had killed her mother to prevent King Schnell from taking her as his wife. This is how she knew which ministers wished her dead, even when they assured her they would support her. This is how she determined which men in her police were members of the black mafia. And most wonderfully, this is how she discovered that Prince Seren truly loved her.


Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle. Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want. 


Rana had not realized how frustrating and difficult finding truly good workers was until she tried to do it without using her ability to read the heart.

She thought the first candidate interviewed for Public Works quite excellent until they walked him to the door and she placed her hand over his heart.

He only wanted the position to make himself rich as his predecessor.

Once he left, Seren closed the door and smiled. “I believe we have found a very good minister.”

She sighed heavily.

“You don’t agree?”

She shook her head.

“What did I miss?” he asked. She could hear the disappointment in his voice. He was already losing faith in himself.

She led him to the table and sat down beside him. “Seren, I have to tell you something.”

Time slowed.

“You cannot tell him you’re a fairy,” Ditter warned.

“I have to tell him something.”

“He hates witches, as well.”

She sighed. “Will you just trust me?”

Ditter stared at her a long moment and then returned time to its normal speed.

“Go ahead,” Seren stated, looking as if he stood before a firing squad.

“God has given me a gift. It’s why I knew which ministers to remove, which to keep, and which to hire as replacements.”

“What is it?”

“If I place my hand upon a heart, I can tell what the person feels. The candidate who just left did everything right, said just what we wanted to hear, but when I touched his heart, I discovered he wanted the job to make himself rich like the one before him.”

Seren’s eyes narrowed. Then he grabbed her hand and placed it upon his heart. “What am I feeling right now?”

“Doubt…You don’t believe I have a gift…You think I’ve changed my mind and want to break the engagement and return to Stronghold…shock that maybe I do have a gift…”

She then pulled her hand away from him and stood up from a shock of her own. “You still love me!”

He remained seated so they were nearly the same height. “With all my heart. And I am now convinced you do have a gift. My only concern is what will you do with your newfound knowledge? Before you run in fear, I should remind you that I still need a new minister.”

She continued to stare at him, trying to make sense of this new information.

His hands shook and he met her gaze. “I wish I had your gift, because I need to know what you are thinking right now.”

Rana threw her arms about his neck. “I love you. I love the man you’ve been this week.”

His arms tentatively, then determinedly wrapped around her small body. “Really?”

“Really, really, really!”

“Then let’s find our ministers so we can get onto more romantic issues.”

About the Author

Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.



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February 19, 2017

The Painter is a Lady by Adriana Kraft #RomanticSuspense

We’re so excited to share this fabulous cover for our upcoming Romantic Suspense The Painter is Lady! Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?

Book Info:

Title: The Painter is a Lady Release Date: March 17, 2017 Author: Adriana Kraft Publisher: eXtasy Books Word count: 74,600 Genre: Romantic Suspense Heat Level: Three flames

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When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to his home town on the shores of Lake Superior, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operating on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own along the way. Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything. Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet—and it will fit in perfectly with his high stakes game. When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?


We loved working with Syneca Featherstone of Original Syn designs (and what an original title for her business!) One shot, over and out – she nailed our concept, our characters and their hot moment in her first try. We hope we can work with her again and are so glad she’s now in the eXtasy Books stable of cover artists! Here’s what she had to say about putting this cover together: “When I read the cover request I remember thinking how important it was to find an image of a couple with obvious chemistry and with luck, appeared to have real emotion. I was starting to despair that I was not going to find what I wanted and then tada!! It went so well with the background I selected and gave the overall feel of the location and the couple. I was on pins and needles waiting to hear back from Adriana. When she approved the cover I did my little happy dance (no worries, it was in the privacy of my office so no children or fuzzy animals were scarred for life because they saw it). I hope I get the chance to work with Adriana again and hope this book sells a MILLION!!” Us, too!   Subscribe to our Newsletter for sneak peeks, extra excerpts, and more about how we came to write this book!

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February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Plans #Valentines #love

Love is always in the air, but never so much as it will be tomorrow.

Tell me:

Do you have plans with/for your Valentine?
If so, what will you do?

January 21, 2017

Sexy Becomes Her #MySexySaturday #Tarzan

Welcome to the 173rd week of My Sexy Saturday
This week’s theme: Sexy Becomes Her

Lord of the Jungle
Book 1 – Jungle Island series

“Jaguar’s gone.” The female swung her attention back to Tarzan and stared at his lengthened male part. “And I have a feeling my clothes will be, too.” 

Whatever she’d said to his tool, it must have involved her mouth, because she licked her lips. 

Uh-uh.” He pulled on the flowered blue cloth that covered her breasts, then pointed at the tougher shield over her legs. All females bore an opening in which the mating part slid in and out. 

At the thought, his tool jumped. Tarzan wrapped his hand around the hardened length to subdue it. 

“Here? In the tree?” With her brow wrinkled, the female appeared agitated again. “Seriously?” 

He gazed down at her, wondering what caused such a reaction when moments before she was all sweet sounds and closed eyes—a sign of her readiness to mate. Hmm. It first happened when he’d touched the covering between her legs. Female gorillas in his family band didn’t like their hair stroked in the opposite direction. Perhaps it was the same for this hairless female. 

For the sake of his heavy mating tool, Tarzan tried again, reaching to stroke a soothing path over her covered breast. 

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November 20, 2016

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November 12, 2016

Sexy In The Sky with Troll-y Yours #MySexySaturday @MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #Romance #romancenovel

This week's theme is Sexy In The Sky!

I'm sharing seven paragraph excerpt is from my Award-Winning Paranormal/Fantasy romance novel

Troll-y Yours

Scene set up:
Eli, a Troll, is secretly meeting Nubbs, his Centaur contact, deep within the Boronda Forest. In a mythic world where the lines of friends and enemies are blurred, sometimes things aren't exactly what they seem.


            While he stared out over the lookout point, dawn broke over the valley. Behind him, the sun struggled to rise, spilling brilliant shades of orange to paint the western mountain range.

            Trees on the distant ridge stood like soldiers at attention, lighting up as if they were on fire, spearing streaks of bursting yellow between slots of early morning mist. Beyond the serene stream that zigzagged through the valley below was the flat granite face of the Centaur palace. The tips of the boulders would grow warmer as the daystar climbed higher.

            When the older Centaur stepped off the trail into view, Eli checked his watch. The male’s stroll was casual and unhurried, his face expressionless. His devil-may-care fashion was khaki trousers, brown shirt, and leather jacket.

            Over the cliff’s edge, wisps of cotton-candy haze broke apart. The ghostly pieces floated upward, then disintegrated in the sun’s powerful rays. To keep warm, Eli stuck his hand back into his pockets.

            Nubbs stopped beside him on the flat ground and glanced out at the wide-spread scenery. “Been waiting long?”

            “Would you care if I was?”

            Nubbs swung his gaze toward him, then chuffed a soft laugh. “Hell, no.” He tilted his head toward the tree line behind them. “Let’s get out of this fucking wind.”


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November 7, 2016

Six Choices - You Decide For Sheri Fredricks #Tarzan #romance #EroticRomance

So I’m thinking of how I should describe the little monkey who makes a grand appearance in my Jungle Island series that everyone seems to love.

Initially I described him as having a white face, but that’s generic and broad. Readers seem to want this bothersome character to appear more often, so if I’m to write him into my stories, he’ll need to evolve. 

I will leave it up to you, my enthusiastic readers, to decide Chee-tah’s fate. 

Please vote your choice in comments, and share! I’d like to know what others think, too!

Monkey 1

Monkey 2

Monkey 3

Monkey 4

Monkey 5

Monkey 6

Cast your vote and help me decide which monkey side-kick is best suited for the
Jungle Island series.


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A Matter of Trust by Jill Blake #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticSuspense

The Silicon Beach Trilogy, Book 3
by Jill Blake