Dominant Persuasion’s Author Spotlights – Bella Juarez
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I’ve been a fan of Bella Juarez’s for several years, having become addicted to her “Black Ops Brotherhood,” series. She was one, of a select few authors, who featured strong Latinas as heroines, in a sea of “New Adult,” early-20-somethings mania.
Bella’s characters were unique in that they were “Everywomen.” Many were middle-aged, yet in the prime of life. They were intelligent, confident, and fully embraced themselves as sexual beings…with some scorchingly sexy, strong men at their sides.
I am looking forward to the “Dominant Persuasion” Anthology, and “Out of Touch,” in particular, because it is based in my stopping grounds of the Tampa Bay area. I’m interested in how Bella handles the dynamic between a Domme and her gentleman love, who just happens to be a Dom. It should make for an erotically good time! Can’t wait!
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by Bella Juarez
Bella Juarez has a passion for writing and tells her stories with a high level of military suspense and erotic romance. A few years ago, Bella was an IT technician with a craving for military and espionage history and would devour anything, fact or fiction, about the subject. Today, she lives on a south Texas ranch with her family and dogs.
With stories of intrigue running through her imagination, she always dreamed of writing a novel. Finally, in 2012, she wrote and released Rapid Dominance, book 1 of the Black Ops Brotherhood Series. Since then, she has released five more novels in this series. Branching out, she’s written three erotic romance novellas all with military elements.
Her stories blend today’s headlines into thought provoking, intricate plots interwoven with razor-sharp suspense, intrigue, and scorching, white-hot romance.
Bella’s idea of a perfect day starts out…
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Cover Reveal and Giveaway – “Reasonable Doubt (Volume 2)” by Whitney Gracia Williams
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Title: Reasonable Doubt (Volume 2)
Author: Whitney Gracia Williams
Genre: 3-Part Erotic Romance Serial
Release Date: Very Soon!
Cover Designer: Najla Qambers of Najla Qamber Designs
Goodreads Link: Reasonable Doubt: Volume 2
Cover Reveal Tour Organized by: Between the Sheets Promotions
She lied to me…
She betrayed the one rule that I’m most adamant about: Honesty. Complete and utter fucking honesty .
I really wish she was someone else–someone who didn’t have the ability to make me feel, someone I could easily discard like the hundreds of women before her.
I’m drawn to her like I’ve never been drawn to a woman before–completely captivated by the very sight of her. But unfortunately, with my past slowly re-surfacing for all of the world to see, I’ll have to find a way to let her go.
She can never be mine.
Teaser (Appropriate for ages 18+):
Just emailing you to say hello since you haven’t reached out to me, and you haven’t heard from me in a while.
Hope all is well.
His response came immediately.
Subject: Re: ASSHOLE.
I fucked you this morning, and from what I remember, I heard you loud and clear.
Subject: Re: Re: ASSHOLE.
That’s not what I meant…I meant that you and I no longer talk on the phone or email each other like we used to. You only want to fuck, and you still have a big ass problem with leaving me hanging right after. Talking about the weather for five seconds once we get done is not what I meant by post-conversation and you know it.
You’re an asshole.
Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win a $5.00 giftcard, an ebook copy of Reasonable Doubt (Volume 1), or an eARC of Reasonable Doubt (Volume 2).
Reasonable Doubt (Volume 1) buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author:
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the “imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at email@example.com.
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Happy Release Day to Olivia Cunning!
Olivia Cunning’s Sinners are going to the chapel and going to get married!
So, the paperback proof copy of Sinners at the Altar just arrived on my doorstep. Freaking finally… *grumble, overnight airmail my ass, grumble*
And all those lines that were on the digital proof’s cover are nowhere to be seen on the hard copy, so in celebration of the release (of the breath I’ve been holding since Friday *cough*) of Sinners at the Altar, I’m giving away 10 autographed copies of the book w/ a Sinners on Tour wristband. (Two are in the picture so you can see both sides.)
And since I’m feeling generous, I’m giving away 20 additional wristbands. 1 per winner.
So that’s 30 prizes up for grabs!
Well, you do have to enter…
Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win.
Sinners at the Altar Release Day Giveaway!
And yes, it’s open internationally.
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Bella Juarez releases “Hanging By a Moment”
Widower and Air Force reservist, Tom Ryan fills the empty spaces in his life by building dream homes for others. When he’s invited to a client’s party, he meets the owner’s sister-in-law, a tempestuous artist, and discovers that maybe there is a wrong time to meet the right person…
Free-spirited Emily Sanchez is known for pushing the envelope in art, but meeting dependable, and down-to-earth Tom challenges her. The man has submissive written all over him, and she thinks she might be just the woman to peel back the layers and release the brilliant passion inside.
But when they are paired by Madame Eve, Tom turns the tables on Emily, because he’s always been curious about the lifestyle and if the chaotic artist is willing to surrender, they may discover their deepest desire…
Purchase Hanging by a Moment on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or BookStrand.
About the Author:
Bella Juarez is originally from San Antonio, Texas and now lives and writes on a small ranch in South Central Texas. She draws inspiration from the real life heroes and heroines of the United States military and her many experiences in the twelve years she worked within that world as well as from her life in the civilian world. Her love of thrill and adventure are reflected in her stories. When she’s not writing, Bella runs a business and is active in the business community. She also runs half-marathons.
Find out more about Bella on her website, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.
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Book Review – “Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters, Book 1) by Rosanna Leo
After suffering from a book hangover, I was ready to try something different. Something paranormal and furry, but a departure from my favorite wolf shifters was in order. Most shifters are charismatic, debonair, rich, skirt-chasing studs. Normally, I would be all over that yumminess, but Rosanna Leo’s Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters, Book 1) had been on my TBR list and I decided to read about her reclusive bear shifter.
Reserved Grizzly Bear Finds His Private Sexy Author
Ryland Snow created the perfect resort for shifters. Gemini Island was a remote, quiet, virtually human-free sanctuary where he mentored bear shifter teens, and shifter families could vacation without being discovered and harassed. Soren, Ryland’s famous rock star brother shows up for a “surprise” visit, right before they meet Lia Goodblood, an erotica author on the run from a crazed fan. Ryland, having been burned in the past by a human female, does his best to keep Lia at arm’s length. However, they are fated to be together, as mates.
Ms. Leo places two characters that have been living away from the public eye, and limelight, together under some stressful circumstances. In finding each other, they learn how to accept themselves, and their strengths, fully. Lia, who has been living in the shadows, embraces her inner alpha woman to protect her mate. Moreover, Ryland opens himself up to the possibility that he can trust a human woman to protect him, and other shifters. Add in some creative use of honey and the re-enactment of some of Lia’s erotic novel, for “inspiration,” and Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters, Book 1) is the perfect sexy novel to read by the pool…or hot tub. (Soren’s story should be interesting, because he is the quintessential womanizing rock star. When he falls, it will be hard and forever).
Here is the link to my review on Amazon: Review for “Predator’s Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters, Book 1) by Rosanna Leo
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Book Review – “Still” by Ann Mayburn – Explosive Domme Doctor and Her Alpha Gunnery Sergeant Sub
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For some reason, I have been consumed by military romances this Summer, especially those that seem to hit close to home. These stories feature men and women who have left active duty military service, returned to the US and reintegrated into civilian life. The majority of the characters are suffering the effects of PTSD, and other physical, mental, and/or emotional trauma. Perhaps this has been my way of working through some of my issues, as the wife of a former serviceman with PTSD. Or maybe I just like spicy, erotica featuring former military members and the people love them. Either way, anything that brings more attention to men and women who served, and continue to serve, is ok by me.
The latest story I read was Ann Mayburn’s “Still.” TEAR-JERKING SCORCHER.
On the surface Michelle Sapphire was not a female character I would typically like, as she was the typical beautiful, tall, blonde, rich, smart doctor. (Meh). However, she quickly established herself as a multifaceted woman I would want to know, as a professional (Doctor) and as a friend. While she was deployed to Afghanistan as a Navy doctor, she met Gunnery Sergeant Wyatt Callahan and they established a strong “brothers-in-arms” bond.
Upon returning to the U.S. Michelle and Wyatt were reunited suddenly when she bailed him out of jail, following an event triggered by his PTSD. She gave Wyatt two options: go home and never speak to her again, or agree to live with her for a month, as her submissive.
Wyatt accepted the challenge, and together they worked through their relationship, survivor’s guilt and commitment issues. Wyatt learned how to trust Michelle and their connection. Michelle, a Domme, learned to embrace another submissive into her heart and life. She dominated their scenes, but always ensured that Wyatt felt safe and cared for. The more they opened up to each other, the hotter the action got, and the deeper their emotions ran.
This was one of the most realistic depictions of PTSD, in men and women, I have read. Wyatt already respected Michelle, as a higher ranking Officer, so stepping into the role of her sub was a logical transition. By using the D/s relationship, Ms. Mayburn fully incorporated Michelle and Wyatt’s existing (non-physical or emotional) Officer/NCO connection to help each other through the realities of PTSD. It only helped to strengthen their D/s bond because they already trusted each other.
At the end of the book, Ms. Mayburn included a list of resources for service members and their families/friends that provided support services for everything from PTSD and other health concerns, to relocation, and homelessness. This was already an emotional read for me, and seeing the list at the end (in addition to Ms. Mayburn’s note to her readers at the beginning of the book) made me cry. She absolutely understood.
I hope Ms. Mayburn writes Yuki and James’ story, soon!
Here is the link to my Amazon review: Explosive Domme Doctor and Her Alpha Gunnery Sergeant Sub
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