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Black Widow #giveaway – last few days #darkromance

Posted 31 July 2014 By Polly J Adams

Due out 4th August:

Black Widow
a dark romance

Black Widow - a dark romance by PJ Adams

Two years ago Eleanor Dryton lost her husband, her job and her friends.

She lost everything about her old life that ever mattered to her.
All she had left were her will and a burning desire for revenge.

Now, El has served her time for being an unknowing partner in her murdered husband’s crimes. Her prison sentence has toughened her up and she’s learned that she can be bad.

But when her search for revenge leads her to a man who takes bad to a completely different level just how far is she willing to go? If prison has hardened her, what effect will the man who killed her husband have? And does she even have any control over what happens next?

A dark and disturbing romantic thriller from the bestselling author of Winner Takes All and The Object Of His Desire.

–Author’s Note–
This is a dark romance novel. It contains themes of violence and mature situations that could make readers uncomfortable.

 

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Black Widow by PJ Adams

Black Widow

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Spotlight: This Time When We Touch by Tina Donahue

Posted 17 July 2014 By Polly J Adams

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AVAILABLE: Thursday, July 17th
This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, July 24th.

This Time When We Touch by Tina DonahueFate has cruelly torn them apart through the centuries…

Endless desire and unparalleled love will bring them together a final time.

Through numerous reincarnations, Jade Jacome has adored one man. His love for her has repeatedly led to her murder, always on the same day and time. Jade’s scientific research proves this is their final rebirth, her last chance to outwit destiny and fulfill their passion. Against a backdrop of Brazil’s lushly decadent Carnaval, Jade has forty-eight hours to meet and tempt her lover, now known as Patrick Kane, then break fate’s deadly pattern.

Irresistibly drawn to Rio, Patrick senses Jade’s yearning that matches his. Seeing her again, time stops. Though they’ve never met in this life, he feels their connection, and that she’s in danger because of him. Baffled and unsettled, Patrick resists his attraction to Jade to keep her safe.

In a contest of wills and shameless seduction, Jade must gamble all, even her life, before the anniversary of their first separation or risk losing Patrick forever.

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Excerpt

Jade regarded the young women who’d spoken to Patrick. The one on the right snatched his tee and pressed it to her nose. Her girlfriends reacted with surprise, dismay, jealousy, then all of them fell back to their towels, laughing loudly.

Their happiness touched Jade. She wanted the same for herself and Patrick. Turning to the sea, she spotted him. His strong, solid strokes took him farther from shore and her.

Jade followed for a few feet then stopped, warning herself against joining Patrick, telling him she was the woman he’d searched for when he’d moved down the beach. Her confession might flood him with too many painful memories, which would make her seduction that much more difficult.

When he saw her again, she needed him to recall a warm summer day in 1510, moments after he’d finished his swim. He’d stood in a shallow part of the stream then, the water reaching just above his knees. Beads of moisture dripped from his eyebrows, stubble, and long dark lashes. Sun drizzled through thick stands of cork and olive trees, dappling his broad shoulders with flecks of golden light. With his head lowered, he’d scooped water then flung it beneath his arms.

Secretly, she’d watched him, as she had for weeks, ever since he’d arrived at her papá’s castle to tutor her younger brothers.

His tall, strong body had intrigued her from the start, along with his educated voice, sculpted features, and bearing with his charges.

Unlike her papá’s other servants, he didn’t defer to her brothers, indulging their every whim. With a firm but fair hand, he’d schooled them in advanced mathematics, Latin, Greek, science, horsemanship, and other physical pursuits. At those times, he’d worn only a linen shirt and hose as he ran and played with them. Grinning broadly, he’d ruffled her brothers’ dark hair when they performed to his satisfaction.

She began to imagine his smile directed at her, his touch belonging to no one else.

At night, she dreamt of him. During the day, she couldn’t think of anything else, consumed with everything he did. Where he slept, what he ate, how he enjoyed his few moments of freedom from her brothers and her papá’s demands.

Clearly, he enjoyed bathing in the stream, rather than the iron tub in the castle. As though he preferred to be outdoors because it allowed him to be alone. Or so he thought.

Water poured through his fingers as he finally sensed her. His hand remained suspended in air as he forgot to bring it to his chest.

Slowly, as though uncertain at what he might see, he’d lifted his face and stared at the hem of her yellow gown. The insistent breeze had pulled the linen away from her legs and around the tree trunk where she’d been hiding.

A warning registered in her mind, telling her to yank the garment back, then turn and run, not stopping until she reached the chapel. There, god would expect her to feel badly for what she’d witnessed.

Carnal desire proved more powerful and compelling than eternal damnation, trapping her where she stood. With her palms on the stout ancient tree, she leaned to the left, knowing he’d see her face, not caring if he did. All she could do was drink in his powerful male form—his flat nipples, as richly brown as the earth, the dark tufts of hair beneath his arms, the silky strands swirling around his navel then trickling to his groin.

Flushed with embarrassment, fevered with need, she stared at his male organ, captivated as it lengthened and hardened before her eyes, the skin growing dusky, the head rounded and so plump his skin seemed in danger of splitting.

When she finally glanced up, she forgot to breathe. In his dark eyes, she saw desire to match her own. The promise of what life should be, not what her papá had planned for her with the count. A man she could barely stand.

Trembling with excitement, she stepped from behind the trunk and faced him.

Beneath his lust, she saw how bewildered he was. He had no idea who she might be or where she belonged. Although he’d lived at her papá’s castle for weeks, there was no reason for her father to have introduced them. He was a mere tutor, she even less. A female relegated to the shadows, ordered to be quiet and meek until her nuptials.

Undeniable need drew her closer to him, a sense of destiny singing in her blood.

This Time When We Touch by Tina Donahue is available from Bookstrand.

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BIO

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

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CONTEST

Please leave a comment. Tina will be choosing one winner randomly from the comments section. The winner gets her choice of one of Tina’s backlist ebooks – FIFTEEN IN ALL – contemporary, paranormal, suspense, ménage. From this list:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT

2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit

3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award

4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT

5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT

6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller

7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books

8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR

9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR

10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book

11. Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR

12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times

13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures

14. Losing Control – Four and a Half Stars – Sensual Reads

15. Shameless Desire – Four and Half Stars – The Jeep Diva

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Dark Desires (Dark Romance Boxed Set)Just out:

From some of today’s most captivating New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon and B&N bestselling authors.

You want hearts… flowers… romance?

You think you do, but your heart has darker desires.

I know what you want. What you need. Yeah, you’ll fight me. But you don’t have a choice. You’re mine now. I’m going to make your darkest dreams come true. You can’t tiptoe around the brink of darkness without expecting to be pushed over the edge.

Maybe you think I’m broken. Maybe all I need is your healing touch to cure me of a lifetime of pain? Not even close. You’ll never understand the real me. Think I’m lying? Still want to give it a shot? That’s exactly what I want you to do.

You think you can soothe me, heal me, tame me? Not a chance. You can’t save me from the darkness; I’m dragging you into it.

YOU. ARE. MINE.

These must-read dark romance novels come to you from some of today’s most captivating New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon and B&N bestselling authors. Give in to your Dark Desires. It’s too late to turn back now…

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Contents

Nine dark romance novels:

Taming A Dark Heart by Terry Towers: Colin Almond is exactly the kind of man Gabriella tries to avoid, but he also has an air of danger and excitement about him that’s impossible for her to resist. Gabriella quickly discovers that the man she’s falling for isn’t exactly who he says he is. He has deep, dark secrets and that darkness is threatening to destroy them both.

Black Widow by PJ Adams: Two years ago Eleanor Dryton lost everything and ended up in jail. All that remained was a burning desire for revenge. Now, she’s learned she can be bad, but when her search for revenge leads her to a man who takes bad to a completely different level, just how far is she willing to go?

Uncover Me by Linda Barlow: On a dream Aegean vacation, photographer Ellie Heath stumbles into trouble. Captured by the sun-bronzed pirate who heads up an antiquities smuggling ring, Ellie is forced to submit or die. As she struggles to obey the harsh demands of the elusive man who holds her, she begins to realize that there’s more at stake than her own freedom.

Master Over You by Cerys du Lys & Ethan Winters: My name is Noah. I’m not a nice person. This isn’t cupcakes and candyland, love. I’ll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. It’s business, nothing personal. You wouldn’t understand, and I’m not going to explain it. Just know that there’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.

Ruthless by Vanessa Waltz: An ex-pool hustler must fight her attraction to a sinful, sexy biker when she’s kidnapped by the Dragons MC and sold to the club’s Vice-President.

No Limits by Adriana Hunter: Anna Pierce is about to discover a world where pleasure and pain meet and her darkest desires come to life in a series of tortuously erotic lessons handed down to her by a mysterious Dom.

Surrender of Persephone by Selena Kitt: Persephone must face not only her past, but her present and her future as well, and the choices she will be forced to make will change the world forever.

At The Mercy Of Their Games by Gia Vanna: Anna is wrenched from the polite society of Regency London and plunged into a world of crime. Two brothers run the cartel and Anna falls for the dark power of Tristan. But the brothers are at war with each other; has she chosen the right man to save her?

My Love Forgive by Anna Antonia: I wasn’t supposed to be this reckless. Or this stupid. The beautiful captor that held me, the one I fell deeply, obsessively in love with, was determined to break me, to make me accept the new circumstances of our life. People like me were supposed to be safe, sane, and all the rest, yes? No. Not even close.

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All I Want… erotica and romance recommendations

Posted 14 July 2014 By Polly J Adams

Dark Desires (Dark Romance Boxed Set) by Terry Towers, Cerys du Lys, Selena Kitt and more

From some of today’s most captivating New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon and B&N bestselling authors.

You want hearts… flowers… romance?

You think you do, but your heart has darker desires.

I know what you want. What you need. Yeah, you’ll fight me. But you don’t have a choice. You’re mine now. I’m going to make your darkest dreams come true. You can’t tiptoe around the brink of darkness without expecting to be pushed over the edge.

Maybe you think I’m broken. Maybe all I need is your healing touch to cure me of a lifetime of pain? Not even close. You’ll never understand the real me. Think I’m lying? Still want to give it a shot? That’s exactly what I want you to do.

You think you can soothe me, heal me, tame me? Not a chance. You can’t save me from the darkness; I’m dragging you into it.

YOU. ARE. MINE.

These must-read dark romance novels come to you from some of today’s most captivating New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon and B&N bestselling authors. Give in to your Dark Desires. It’s too late to turn back now…
Amazon USAmazon UK

Burlesque Beauties: Lesbian Historical Romance by Giselle Renarde
Orchid lives in a small cabin behind Madame Mireille’s big burlesque house. There’s barely room enough for herself, let alone her growing daughter. Ginger is in a similar situation, living with her young son Roger on Madame’s seaside estate. It’s been more than a year since Orchid has worked, and she’s sincerely indebted to Madame, but she can’t live in such cramped quarters much longer. When Madame Mireille takes the children for a car trip, Orchid catches a saucy burlesque performance… but the sight of her lover Petra dancing for all those leering “jerks” and holidaymakers makes her jealous beyond belief. Perhaps Petra will join her by the seaside to remind her there are certain things the burlesque beauties only do for each other? But what about Orchid and Ginger’s housing situation? They can’t bring themselves to ask Madame for more space. Can precious Petra find a solution?
Amazon USAmazon UK

Outlaw Revenge (A Back Down Devil MC Romance Novel) by London Casey
Emily didn’t want to go watch a bunch of bikers fight each other, and by the time the fight is over, her best friend is shot dead and Emily finds herself clutching the leather cut of a sexy guy named Gaige as she’s on the back of his motorcycle, escaping gunfire. As Vice President of Back Down Devil MC, Gaige Gaen’s world is consumed by the club, the life, and finding a way to make it all work. The last thing he needs on his plate – or in his bed – is a woman like Emily. He can’t stop looking at her, and he definitely can’t stop touching her. He promises to avenge the death of Emily’s best friend, Rachel, but then the situation takes a turn for the worse when Rachel’s father – a rich man hell bent on revenge – shows up and wants answers that the MC doesn’t have. Emily is in fear of returning to a past she had escaped. She and Gaige can’t seem to stop their feelings for each other, and as her dangerous past digs its way into the present, Gaige and Back Down Devil are now in the line of fire. The war in Emily and Gaige’s hearts rage on, but the war outside needs to be fought… the question is, who is going to make it out alive?
Amazon USAmazon UK

Meeting Trouble by Emme Rollins
Sabrina can’t believe her luck – she’s always dreamed of front row seats to see her favorite band, “Trouble,” but when she bumps into lead singer, Rob Burns, and he invites her backstage, she finds herself hoping her luck doesn’t run out – and that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams will come true.
Amazon USAmazon UK

Forbidden Folk by Giselle Renarde
When Winter Green’s estranged mother dies, the two remaining members of her folk trio plead with Winter to come on tour. No way! Winter grew up on a tour bus. She’s got a different life now. She can’t go back. She can never go back. But Steven and Virginia hold one secret nobody else knows: the true identity of Winter’s mysterious father. Will her desire to meet him be enough to bring her back to the folk music fold? Or will it take forbidden love for her late mother’s bandmates to convince Winter to return to the life she fled at fifteen? An erotic novelette from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.
Amazon USAmazon UK

Going Gangbusters by Petrea Algar
Packed with hot men and wanton women, these six salacious tales of debauchery explore the idea that too much of a good thing is barely enough to get by.
Amazon USAmazon UK

Crazy About the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt
Doc and Mrs. B have hired a new au pair and she’s crazy about the Baumgartners. Poor rejected Gretchen, fired from her previous job and still licking her wounds from a recent breakup, is desperately seeking the kind of attention and affection only the Baumgartners can offer. So why do they seem to thwart her advances at every turn? It isn’t as if the polyamorous couple has been secretive about their fondness for threesomes. Naughty Gretchen makes up her mind, on their annual trip to the steamy sun and fun of Key West, to show the Baumgartners just how crazy she is about the both of them.
Amazon USAmazon UK

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Winner Takes All hits the US charts now!

Posted 10 July 2014 By Polly J Adams

Winner Takes All - bestselling romantic suspenseAfter a couple of weeks of success in Canada, now Winner Takes All is hitting the charts in the US, making it my most successful book to date!

Part of this is down to a big promotional push this week, including a short-term price-cut to 99 cents. That deal is due to run out in a day or two, so if you don’t have a copy already why not hit the buy links below?

And now, please forgive the bragging, but…

Canada

Highlights include:

  • Number one in Amazon Canada’s Romantic Suspense chart.
  • Number three in Suspense.
  • Number four in Thrillers.
  • Number five in Romance.
  • And number eleven in Canada’s entire Kindle chart! (EDIT: a few hours later it hit number eight.)

Bestseller in Canada!USA

  • Really close to the top 500 overall (doesn’t sound dramatic, but that’s way higher than I’ve reached before). (EDIT: a day later it hit number 462)
  • Number 31 in Suspense, and number 25 in Suspense Hot New Releases.
  • Number 35 in Romantic Suspense, and number 22 in Romantic Suspense Hot New Releases.

Winner Takes All is available from (price dropped to 99 cents for a day or two more only):

 

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“The book was full of mystery and suspense and of course lots of hot lovin’… I love PJ Adams’ books, and she nailed this one!” (I Am A Book Addict… And Proud Of It)

“Wow. Wow. This book just blew my mind. It got under my skin and I couldn’t put it down.” (Amazon review)

Winner Takes All - steamy romantic suspense by PJ AdamsWhen a guy in a tux walks into a bar in the middle of nowhere, dripping wet from the storm, and pulls out a sodden roll of hundred dollar bills, you just know he’s going to be trouble.

Denny McGowan has lost his girl, his best friend and millions of dollars. All he has are the clothes on his back, the money in his pocket, an easy, wise-cracking charm that could melt the hardest of hearts… and two gangsters on his tail and out for revenge.

Cassandra Dane is down on her luck, and on the run from a father fresh out of jail. She’s probably the last girl you’d expect to hook up with someone as hot and exciting as Denny – and she knows it. But things are not always what they seem and sometimes you’re just on the tail-end of a string of bad luck and worse decisions.

When a one-night stand looks like becoming something more than that, Cassie must decide whether she can trust a complete stranger like Denny and work out what he’s really after. As matters of the heart become matters of life and death, Cassie has some tough choices to make.

And foremost among these: just how many chances do you give a guy like Denny McGowan?

Winner Takes All: the explosive bad boy romance from bestselling erotic romance author PJ Adams.

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