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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Author Spotlight - Casper Graham



Author Bio:
I write because it's a passion. I write because I have stories to share with the world. I write because I need a creative outlet. 

Sometimes, my head is filled with so many competing ideas/thoughts all at once that I simply have to put them all into words. I always have my smartphone with me, including shower time, because the muse hits me at unexpected moments and I don't want to lose the ideas later.

I've been dating a wonderfully supportive and loving man since January 21st, 2013, someone who is willing to accept my shortcomings, someone who is willing to tolerate my idiosyncrasies... The journey has been long and difficult, but we have our good moments. He has a love/hate relationship with the fact that I sometimes include a part of our stories, but I enjoy writing "US" into the stories anyway.

I hope that you will all join me in my writing journey and get a glimpse into my life through my stories.



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Casper's Books: 

Scripts & Lyrics Trilogy


Book One
Casey Duncan, a struggling actor, has been dating Brett Wells, a journalist, for the past seven years. When Brett gets the chance to interview Darren Winters, a famous singer, it leads to an invitation to a birthday dinner for someone working within the movie industry.

Consequently, Casey is offered a leading role in an upcoming movie. Casey doesn't like Darren because he's fearful of losing Brett to Darren, fully aware of his boyfriend's huge crush on the singer. However, he finds himself falling for Darren while acting together in the movie.

Darren, who has fallen for both Brett and Casey, is relieved when they reveal their feelings for him. They decide to try dating one another. Everything moves along smoothly until some of their photographs are posted online and people start throwing about various nasty accusations about them.

Is their burgeoning relationship strong enough to weather the storm? Or will it lead to a heartbreaking conclusion for everyone involved?




Eternity Trilogy


Book One
David Wong never knew he is a clairvoyant—until the repetitive dreams he has turn out to be a soul mate link between him and Andreas Sanford, a powerful witch from an ancient lineage.

Andreas is captured by a power-hungry witch hell-bent on killing other witches to harvest their powers for himself. Meanwhile, Ryan Callaham, a vampire and David’s current soul mate, wants to give David the soul mate bite to cure the clairvoyant of the unknown genetic mutation in his blood. After rescuing Andreas, the three men slowly learn what it means to love and to protect one another at all costs as the danger of the evil witch lurks around every corner.

But time is of the essence, because the murders of other witches continue. Will they survive the final battle intact? Will they mate with one another and live happily ever after for all eternity?



Book Two
Camden Young is a lonely incubus who has existed for more than fifteen centuries without a soul mate. He finally finds the right mate in Axel Christianson, a nephilim who has existed for more than twenty centuries. However, four werewolves, Patrick Tanner, Hayden Irwin, Ethan Decker, and Marcus Henderson, also want to claim him as their mate.

While the six men learn to get along with one another, they also have to contend with the appearance of Dahlia Brown, an evil witch who was blessed with a demonic gift centuries ago. The situation becomes more urgent when Dahlia somehow manages to kidnap a couple of powerful necromancers in a crazy bid for more power and revenge.

Can the six men somehow manage to find a way to get their happy ending while also ridding the world of Dahlia and saving innocent lives at the same time? Or will evil triumph over good?



Book Three
Elemental Alvin Zhu and mafia boss Zachariah Wong try to save Lily, Zachariah’s daughter, from dying. Unlike Zachariah, Lily can’t shield herself from being possessed by spirits of the dead, who feast on her life energy. Alvin uses his elemental power to remove the spirits and defend Lily from them, but it seems futile. The number of spirits increases in spite of his protective shield around their residence. The condition also worsens after Linda, Lily’s mother, visits the house.

Meanwhile, as time passes by, the two men’s feelings for each other grow stronger while Lily grows weaker. Alvin asks Camden, an incubus and an old friend, for advice and a permanent solution to Lily’s problem, but the incubus’s cryptic message is driving him crazy. Then, Lily disappears from the house.

Can he and Zachariah find her in the nick of time? Can they solve Camden’s riddle and resolve Lily’s problem once and for all?




Love Wins Box Set
Marry Me


Nathan Wong wants to marry his boyfriend of more than seven years but has no idea how to propose. Neither of them is particularly fond of huge gestures, so he decides to go the traditional route.

Jason Yang has also been considering proposing to Nathan, and eventually he manages to pull it off. It’s one of the more memorable events in their relationship. The two then begin to plan the wedding with the help of their mothers.

The only problem is neither man realizes the extent of planning for a wedding and how stressful it can be. As the wedding date approaches, frustrations take their toll and put a strain on their relationship. Will they ever get their dream wedding and happy ever after?




His Reality


Wesley Hamilton is an unclaimed omega who has resigned himself to spending the rest of his life alone, looking after his little bookstore. Then three billionaire alphas, Dylan Wayne, Bruce Rockwell, and Hunter Phillips, enter his life unexpectedly. Unfortunately, their first meeting is less than cordial. 

The three alphas try to persuade him to break the lease on the contract of his bookstore, but he is unwilling to do so. Then, Wesley discovers the unique relationship among the three alphas. Out of sheer curiosity, he agrees to a dinner date with them. He does not expect to enjoy it so much. Or to be deeply attracted to all three alphas when the evening ends. 

Is there a place for Wesley among the alphas? Or is he destined to live the remainder of his life unclaimed and without a mate to spend his heats with?



Happily Ever After


Theodore Westbay has finally decided to start dating again after being dumped by his ex-lover, Daniel Worthington. Alan Peterson, a celebrity chef, is sweet and gorgeous and Theodore is slowly falling in love. 

Daniel has never been able to let go of his feelings for Theodore, so he fights for the man when the opportunity arises. His ex-lover has already moved on though. He realizes that it is too late for them to get back together. Nonetheless, they remain as friends. He even hangs out with Alan, strange as it may be. 

After months of interactions, Theodore begins to realize that he has fallen deeply in love with both Alan and Dan. He doesn't know what to do. 

Does he have the courage to choose between the two men? Or will they all be hurt at the end?




Eternity


Dylan Johnson has recently discovered he’s a witch, a true necromancer, to be exact. But frankly, he doesn’t know how to juggle being a new kindergarten teacher and practicing his long-dormant magic. To complicate things, he’s trying to help solve six mysterious, seemingly unrelated, supernatural deaths.

Aurelius Chatzis is one of the detectives in charge of the Supernatural Crimes Division. As a vampire almost three thousand years old, he can’t understand his immediate attraction to Dylan. Their close proximity during the initial stage of the investigation, in addition to his partner’s nosy interference, eventually leads to a memorable first date.

Unfortunately, the mounting danger of the multiple murders will test the strength of Dylan and Aurelius’s new relationship. Will it survive and last for an eternity? Or will it crash and burn from the pressure of it all?




Contentment


Michael Weston is recently promoted, becoming the youngest head of a branch of secret agents. His lover of two years, Timothy Miller, has finally moved in with him and they both work for the same organization. At the moment, Michael’s satisfied with his wonderful life.

The first case he has to personally deal with is a mysterious murder, but Michael can’t make heads or tails of it. All the clues lead to dead ends. It certainly doesn’t help when he discovers his high school bully and crush Ian Davis is somehow involved.

Things get worse when Ian confesses to harboring years of infatuation for Michael, which pisses Timothy off. Meanwhile, the number of casualties in the murder case keeps increasing.

Will the three men be able to find a mutually satisfying solution? And can Michael solve the murders before someone else is killed?




An Unconventional Relationship


Overworked billionaire Michael Lambert is a lonely single parent to a three-year-old daughter, while preschool teacher Lance Johnson and toy store owner Adam Williams are a devoted couple with a pair of two-year-old twins. The problem for Michael, however, is his fierce, overpowering attraction to both "unavailable" men.

A fated conversation with his daughter finally prompts Michael to do something drastic about not only his work life, but his growing and unbearable sexual attraction to Lance and Adam. Will Michael find his "happily ever after" with either of those gorgeous, unattainable men? Or perhaps, maybe even both of them?

Soon, Michael lays everything on the table, offering Lance and Adam an unconventional proposition, and the three men quickly find themselves in a situation that leads to unexpected consequences for everyone involved. Will Michael, Lance, and Adam make the right decision for their individual families, or will any or all of them crash and burn at the end of their experiment in relationships?




Searching for True Love


Ten gorgeous men compete for the affection of Thomas Davis, the "bachelor" on a reality dating show...Thomas is good-looking and has a successful career as one of the senior partners at a prestigious law firm, but he has been single and lonely for too long. He is now ready to settle down.

Enter Jeremiah Lewis, a gym owner, and Antonio Rodriguez, a mechanic and garage owner, two of the contestants on the show. Thomas's choices eventually come down between the two men. The problem is that he is equally attracted to both of them. Deciding on Mr. Right is not so easy after all. He desperately wishes that he could choose them both, but the producers of the show may not like that idea--at all.

Will he select the right man at the end of the show? Or will he make the wrong choice and lose them both? Stay tuned!




Fateful Meeting


Richard Boyd knows that all couples have relationship issues, but Edward Miller has abruptly abandoned him for two weeks now. He misses Edward. The loneliness is killing him slowly inside. Then, he bumps into Samuel Tanner, the nighttime security guy at the office where he works at. 

The instant and mutual sexual attraction surprises him. Edward is still in love with Richard, but he is tired of being taken for granted. He tries to work things out between them, but Richard's new friendship with Samuel leaves him cold and insecure. Samuel faces an unexpected dilemma. He is sexually attracted to Richard, but when he meets the man's estranged lover, he finds himself falling in love with Edward. 

Can the three men find a way to resolve their issues to their mutual satisfaction? Or will they all crash and burn in the end?




Fifth Valentines Day


Matthew Singer loves his two boyfriends very much, he truly does. But he's uncomfortable with all the extravagant gifts he receives on their fifth Valentine's Day/anniversary together. Nothing he says or does seems to discourage them. The gifts, sweet as they may be, are getting more obnoxious every year. Then he comes up with the sweetest punishment to dole out to his stubborn lovers.

Aiden Eastwood simply wants his boyfriends to feel loved. Since he has the money, he can spoil them both to his heart's content. Ironically, Edward Langston is an emotionally stunted psychiatrist, so to show his appreciation to his boyfriends, he buys them the most ridiculous gifts that he can think of.

Will Matthew's punishment discourage his lovers from buying more insane gifts in the future? Or will it backfire on him spectacularly?




Twelve Gifts


Dylan Hughes owns a small bakery. He's doing what he loves and business is good, but he's lonely. After a bad relationship, he's been keeping to himself, and things are worse during the Christmas season. Then there is his unrequited crush on Aaron Tyler.

Aaron is a successful event planner. He and Dylan met more than two years earlier and, after tasting Dylan's baking, Aaron proposed a collaboration. They've worked together ever since. Not willing to risk their friendship, Dylan has kept his feelings under wraps.

But a secret admirer begins to send Dylan thoughtful gifts twelve days before Christmas. The cute, clever gifts keep on coming and he's flattered, but they couldn't have come at a worse time. Aaron has finally asked him out.

What happens when the secret admirer’s identity is revealed on Christmas Day? Will Dylan's blossoming relationship with Aaron survive?




Marriage of Convenience


Magnus Tuckerman must marry before his next birthday, his thirty-fifth, in order to inherit his recently-deceased beloved grandfather's company because it is the main stipulation in the man's final will and testament. Amidst his desperation, he discovers that Oliver Chan, the owner of the bakery across the street from his company building and a long-time acquaintance, is having problems with his own business. 

Magnus then comes up with a hare-brained proposal for them to get married. He will be helping Oliver's bakery financially while solving his own predicament at the same time. Additionally, he will get a ready-made family in the process. Oliver eventually agrees to marry Magnus for the sake of his failing bakery and the future of his twin daughters. Everything is going along smoothly until Oliver's ex-boyfriend returns out of the blue. 

When Magnus and Oliver's daughters are kidnapped, can the two men find the strength and courage they need in each other?




A Perfect Beginning 


Brandon Miller is attracted to his superior, Jacob Connors, and the man’s boyfriend, Harold Collins, but he doesn't want to insinuate himself into another couple’s relationship. Unexpectedly, the two men ask him out on a date and invite him into their lives.

Jacob Connors is having problems with his boyfriend, but neither men is willing to end things between them. Instead of working things out in an ordinary manner, their relationship becomes more complicated when they decide to add Brandon Miller into the mix.

Will Brandon be the missing puzzle piece that completes the relationship between Jacob and Harold? Or will the three men crash and burn together?


What have you been Reading?


I made a promise to myself this year to read at least one book per month, which I would then share with you lovely people. Well, what do you know, its that time of the month again. Time to share all the amazing reads I've devoured these past four weeks.



Can he exact revenge?
High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed, but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal's exquisite Castilian fiancée.

Can she deny her passions?
Lady Annalía Tristán Llorente despises her towering, barbaric captor almost as much as she does Pascal. Her inexplicable attraction to the Highlander only fuels her fury. But nothing will stop her from returning to Pascal—for if she doesn't wed him, she signs her brother's death warrant, as well as her own.

Can there be love between them?
From the moment Court discovers that Anna's prim façade masks a fiery, brave lass, his heart's ensnared, and he dares to defy the curse that has shadowed his life—to walk with death or walk alone. But Pascal vows that he'll hunt the two, never stopping until he's destroyed them both.




He tried to run....
In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.

She tried to forget him....
Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father's enemies, her heartache has turned to fury -- but her desire for him has not waned.

Will passion overwhelm them?
In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man -- and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned...or enflame a love that never died.




Burning vengeance...
Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn't commit. Ethan's reprisal -- bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile -- does little to appease his wrath. Ten years later, a haughty, mysterious beauty enchants Ethan -- the daughter of his enemy. At last, Ethan will have the revenge he's craved; he'll promise her marriage, seduce her, then cast her aside.

Bitter hardships...
When Madeleine van Rowen's family was suddenly plunged into destitution and dishonor, she steeled herself against further heartache. She never weakened, never trusted, until a towering, scarred Highlander relentlessly pursues her, breaking down her defenses.

At what price forgiveness?
The passion between them burns hotter than Ethan's fury, and soon he finds he can't let her go. But when Madeleine uncovers the truth about him, can Ethan convince her to accept all he now offers -- when he once destroyed everything she had?


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Author Spotlight: Jacqueline Anne


Author Bio:
Struggling through health issues, Jacqueline Anne discovered her love for reading romances. Writing then became her escape and a depiction of her spirit. She creates strong female characters that overcome hardships, reflecting some of her own adversities and trials. The relationships are sweet and sexy with characters who embody discovery, lust, trust, happiness, and love.

She leads a full and exciting life in Northeast Ohio. She loves to bake, create, workout, dance, and read. Jacqueline truly believes that everything happens for a reason. Her life can attest to that. Work hard. Play hard. Live life to the fullest each and every day, doing it all in a pair of 4" heels. Who says you can't have it all?

*****

Jacqueline Anne is a pen name that embodies my “wild side.” When I write as Jacqueline Anne, you can fully expect that my inhibitions have been left at the door. I love to write about situations that get my fire burning. I want my books to help my readers escape the ordinary and get down (and dirty) to the extraordinary. My goal is to explore the windows into the souls of my characters that embody discovery, lust, trust, happiness and love all while entertaining to the fullest. There will be sweet moments, times of joy and tears and plenty of hot, steamy experiences. I want my books to be pathways to your erotic adventures.

I reside in Northeast Ohio with my family. I love to workout, read, watch movies, go to the beach and be adventurous. I also love shopping, dancing, wearing 4-inch heels and getting pampered 😉

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. My life can attest to that. Work hard. Play hard. Live life to the fullest each and every day.



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Jacqueline's Books:

Sweet Lovers Series

Book One
Alayna Taylor is a dedicated wife, loving mother, and opened her dream business. A tragic accident overturns her perfect life. Pushing through, she finds strength to move on as a mother and business owner. Then she looks for what she wants as a woman and pursues the man of her erotic dreams, her children’s doctor.

Adam Bryant is a caring, gentle man, the perfect pediatrician. He has dedicated his life to caring for others and always followed the “everything happens for a reason” motto.  A text from his patients’ mother has him ringing her doorbell.

Alayna is clear that she is a package deal and protects her heart and kids. Adam discovers a hungry sexual side that only she brings out of him with her strength and seductive ways. He is determined to show Alayna how much he cares about all of her with his thoughtful, mind blowing surprises.

Both Alayna and Adam find themselves wanting a whole lot more.




Book Two
Sexy stock broker, Mike Foerster, was used to playing the field until he met Catherine Beckitt, the gorgeous business manager of the New York Empires’ baseball stadium.

Catherine is a successful, hardworking professional. She has kept her past a secret since the day she left her hometown nearly twelve years ago.

They were enjoying each other and taking their relationship slow when Mike received a phone call about his job changing. The confidentiality agreement would force him to lie to his loved ones and Catherine. He couldn’t do it and broke up with her on New Year’s.

Fast forward three months, Mike still couldn’t get her out of his mind. He spots her on opening day and she still took his breath away. Their chemistry was even hotter once he convinced her to see him again.

Will Mike’s job tear them apart or will Catherine’s haunted past come back to destroy her? Only trust and time will tell.




Book Three
Anna Bryant is a beautiful and talented woman who is completely focused on building her interior design company.

Sexy nightclub owner and personal trainer, Cole Turner, owns Twilight Enterprises with his brother. They hired Anna Bryant Designs to design their first club and is ready for her to start the next one.

But that’s not all he’s ready for. Cole wants Anna, despite complications which can arise when mixing business with pleasure. Anna is hesitant at first, but moves forward on her own terms. They enjoy experiencing each other and their relationship develops quickly – perhaps a bit too fast for comfort.

When police move in to investigate Twilight Enterprises, Cole and Anna’s professional and personal affairs pull her and her business under the microscope as well, possibly jeopardizing all she has worked for.

Will Cole be cleared and get Anna back? Can Anna put their hardships aside to realize they are meant to be together?




Awakening the Willow's Heart


Coming from a troubled home where no one loves her, Miya Jenkins turns to the only people who ever cared – the Walkers. Her best friends, Cate and Caden, always have her back and their parents treat her like a second daughter. She’s smart, dedicated to her education, and focused on success. Miya learns to trust her instincts and never relinquish control, all while enjoying what life and men have to offer. Trust is a hard thing to come by for Miya, and she refuses to open up her heart. Like the willow tree under which she lost her innocence, she bends but doesn’t break.

Caden Walker – always there for her, always protective, always a comfort, but wanting more.

Miya refuses to reveal her inner self, not even to him, and she’s not willing to sacrifice their friendship. She wants a normal life, to feel anchored in the safety of someone’s arms, but she wonders if anyone can ever tear down the high walls built around her heart. Is it possible the walls already began to crumble beneath that willow tree? Will all of her successful endeavors lead her to the one she thought most unattainable?




Make Me Forget


Bestselling romance author, Paige Mattheson, is experiencing the worst case of writer’s block. She hasn’t written a word in weeks and is struggling with the intimate scenes in her book. With deadlines quickly approaching, she goes on a weekend getaway to the beach to clear her head. She promises herself she will relax and find her true self again, along with some inspiration to see past her heartache and complete her novel.

Fun loving, Tyler Barrow, is vacationing in Montauk, New York. He is passionate about his career as a teacher and about surfing. When Tyler misses his original flight home, a miscommunication with the owner of the rental unit finds Tyler staring at a beautiful woman in his kitchen. He is instantly drawn to her and eager to find out why, even if it is only for the weekend.

Paige is initially annoyed by the naked intruder who has interrupted her quiet vacation. She sticks to the promise she made herself and tries to let go and have some fun.

Will Tyler be able to make Paige forget about her past? Will fate prove to be more than just a weekend fling even though they live on different ends of the earth?

Only time and a bestselling novel will tell.




The Field Series 

Book One
Graham Grayson is a hard worker and all around gentlemen. His dream to play in the majors like his dad just came true. He was called up to be the catcher for the Pittsburgh Buccaneers. On the day of team photos, he meets photojournalist Jordan Michaela Roy.

Still grieving the loss of her dad, Jordan sets aside emotions and memories of her sports reporter father to find her passion again on the field as a sports photojournalist. While working spring training for Major League Baseball, she never anticipates passion igniting off the field, too.

Neither Graham nor Jordan can deny their explosive attraction or the happiness they feel being with each other. Their fathers’ past friendship has them wondering about destiny.

While they worry about the demands of their careers, traveling, and being in the public eye, nothing can prepare Graham for the devastating news that makes him question life, his dream, and love.

Will Graham realize his mistakes before it is too late?




Book Two
Buccaneers pitcher Tyson Best is captivated by vibrant artist Cece Schmidt, and he is determined to uncover the mystery lurking in her eyes. 

Cece knows her one-night rule will never be enough with Tyson. Frustrated with the hold her corrupted family still has over her, Cece can no longer ignore her feelings for Tyson, despite his high-profile career and the life she ran away from. After confessing partial truths about her past, Cece and Tyson begin their secret romance.

Tyson knows they have a strong connection and refuses to let someone special run out on him like his parents did years ago. In order to protect Cece, he seeks the whole truth about her past and in the process unveils crime and terror.

When Cece receives a threat from her uncle, she is desperate to end the fear once and for all—but first, she will have to play a dangerous game. 

Will trust and love pull them through?




Book Three
Fiercely independent café owner Sophia Hudson successfully balances a thriving business with providing a loving home for her son, but when her one true love saunters back into her life, she can no longer guard the truth she’s hidden for years.

Professional shortstop and known playboy Mike Rosen has recently turned his life around. Arriving in his hometown to visit his sister, he walks into a café, floored to see the woman who broke his heart with a toddler-sized version of himself. Although hurt and angered by Sophia’s deceit, he’s determined to be part of her life—and his son’s.

While still loving Mike, fear and doubt consume Sophia. Plagued by those uncertainties, she struggles with Mike’s public life, unwilling to expose their son to it. The resulting emotional roller coaster barrels through love, passion, and pain as both Mike and Sophia accept something needs to change…but is either willing to sacrifice enough before it’s too late?