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Awesome Artwork by Twisk May 6, 2011

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You may remember from my interview with Michelle Franklin earlier this week that Twisk does the artwork for Michelle’s Haanta Series. I wanted to write up a post to show you more of Twisk’s amazing work! Every time I look at her artwork I have the overwhelming urge to see her artwork turned into an adult coloring book….lol. I would have so much fun coloring her artwork :) So without any more rambling, here is some artwork for you to enjoy!

I love them all but I especially love the last one! There is just something awesome about a giant being friendly with children..hehe. I’m very much interested in your thoughts on Twisk’s artwork so feel free to leave a comment below.

Be sure to stop by Twisk’s Blog

If you like Twisk’s artwork, why not check out her other images in The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu: Book 1 in the Haanta series by Michelle Franklin! Or if you are feeling lucky, you can enter for your chance to win a digital copy of The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu in my Giveaway!

Until Next Time,

Jaidis

Interview with author Miranda Heart May 5, 2011

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Come & Get It Romance and Erotica Week is still going strong here on Juniper Grove! Today I have the pleasure of interviewing author Miranda Heart about her book, Little Book of Fantasies!

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Without giving too much away, can you tell us what your Little Book of Fantasies is about?

Little Book of Fantasies is about two people just trying to seem normal to the outside world. They both want the same thing from each other but too scared to ask for it. Kaitlyn’s journal ends up being the answer to both their prayers. Once Steven gets a hold of what is near and dear to her heart he knows he’s found his match. Using her own words he shows her the night of her life. Lets just say Kaitlyn goes through a whole gamut of emotion. Submission doesn’t come easy, good thing for Steven Dominance is second nature.

How long did it take you to write this book?

A few weeks

What was your inspiration to write this book? 

I wanted to write a book about a kidnapping. Yet, I didn’t want a sad story about a poor woman/child getting taken away. I wanted something fun. What’s more fun than a night alone in an abandoned train car with a guy who may or may not be a lunatic?

I understand you also have a Historical Romance,  Her Dreams Come True. Can you tell us a little bit about it?

During the worst storm England has seen in years, Roshan, offers shelter to the very beautiful Annabelle. He is surprised that the magical stone, that is supposed to lead him to his wife, he wears around his neck is nearly blistering his skin. He is far from sure that he is ready to marry again after his first wife’s death, but he has an entire night with her to rediscover love.

Annabelle is grateful to be taken in by such an unusual gentleman as Roshan. Her surprise is even greater when she realizes they have matching necklaces. The incubus that has been plaguing her dreams has already ruined her soul. Yet, not being nearly as evil as his controller, the incubus has already given her a way out. She has one night to change the outcome of her future.

This will be out May 23, 2011 from eTreasures Publishing.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your books.  

Because there is always something different to look forward to with each one.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’d say my entire life, but it had to be in high school when the school paper wouldn’t take my story because it was too shocking of a subject. My teacher loved it though. From that point forward, I realized there was something I could do that someone somewhere would approve of.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

My impossibly bad grammar?

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? 

Go to the park with the kiddos, go camping, make another failed attempt at pilates

What does your family think of your writing?

The eldest daughter thinks it’s cool her mom is published, DH, I think wishes I didn’t write so risqué so he could share it with his friends…. He may get his wish soon enough.

How many books have you written so far? 

That are published? 5

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 

I cried and then went to dinner with DH.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a published author? 

Go for it. What’s the worse they can do, say no? Rejection for me was easy, it’s managing promos, websites and reviews that gets hard. LOL  But, I always had this insane idea built up that editors were larger than life. They aren’t. They have kids, they eat, sleep and breathe just like we do. They also make mistakes, so just because one says no doesn’t mean another will. If you are blessed enough to have an editor give you advice on why she can’t take your book, think on it long and hard. It could mean the difference between becoming a humble published author or being an arrogant unpublished author.

Do you hear from your readers much? 

Nope. My email is fairly quiet. But I’ve only done these five titles in about five years. I haven’t been around enough.

What do you think makes a good story? 

One that makes sense. If your characters motives don’t make sense then the story doesn’t work.

What genre do you find the most difficult to write in and why? 

Science fiction. The world building and keeping up with it all.

Is there anything that you find challenging in your writing? 

Overuse of words. I have my crutches and it seems I give up one just so I can lean on another. LOL

Do you ever experience writer’s block and if so, how to you overcome it?

All the time. I take a break. A long break if I have to. Just came back after three years. And the only reason I came back was because one day while showering I wrapped up a novel that had been driving me nuts for years.

What is the last book you read? 

Larissa Ione’s  Eternal Rider

If you could take any book and rewrite it, putting your own twist on it, which book would it be and why? 

I can’t really think of any.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie music, silence, chocolate) 

Silence, coffee, smokes.

Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on? 

Several!

Club of Hearts will be a BDSM Trilogy when it’s finished.

The Witch and The Vamp is almost finished, this is a paranormal romance or erotica, not sure yet.

Mistress is a historical romance of about 100k that’s in rewrites right now.

Last but not least I have another possible series, but at least one book for sure called Mystic Pleasures, world building is giving me hives in this one. LOL

How many books do you read a week/month?

4-6 a month if I could afford it would be closer to 10.

If you could have dinner with 1 person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Katharine Hepburn. I loved her style, class and honesty. I would just love to soak that up for a while. And see a big part of our American history from her eyes.

If you could travel into the past or future, where would you go and why? 

I would go to the past. Hard for me to choose. For one, I’d like to see the fall of Adam and Eve. Then I’d want to just make a pause every fifty years or so to see how folks were living back then. I loved that they were able to write letters and wait months before getting a response. I want to know how in the world women and men wore those high collar dresses and layers upon layers of clothes with corsets and still not die of a heat stroke. I’d love to learn how to make shoes the old fashion way and bake a pie over a fire. What caused the ice age and how did people deal with crazy weather patterns when there was no news forecast. What kind of stories folks told at night when they put their kids to bed and how did they view the bible back then vs today. Just so many questions I’d love to have answered.

What does the word success mean to you?

Joy. If you’re a joyful person, you’re successful. You can have all the money in the world and still feel like a failure. You can have nothing and live on the streets and have so much joy it overflows from you. And joy is something that can’t be taken from you no matter your money status, good or bad spouses, kids or no kids.

If you had to compare yourself to an animal, which one would it be and why?

This week? It would be a cheetah. I start off strong running like crazy with a target and then peeter out about noon. LOL

If you had to have one word or phrase written on your forehead for an entire week, what would it be?

DOH!

If you had to trade lives with someone for an entire week, who would you trade with? Keep in mind that they would be living your life as well.

It would probably be my husband. But, the grass is always greener on the other side. Still, I’d like to know what it feels like to juggle a few less things and yet I know he can be really stressed at times.

What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you? 

It’s your mouth, only you can control what comes out of it.

One food you would never eat? 

Octopus, squid, any sort of innards.

Biggest Pet Peeve? 

When a person disagrees with everything that you say.

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Thank you Miranda for stopping by and allowing me to interview you!

Little Book of Fantasies is available now at Freyas Bower

You can see the other books Miranda has out on her Website

Follow Miranda on Twitter

Until Next Time,

Jaidis

Come For the Sexy, Stay for the Happily Ever After May 4, 2011

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Come For the Sexy, Stay for the Happily Ever After

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Jenna Petersen

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Hi everyone and thanks again for having me (last week you had me as my alter ego, Jesse Petersen, who writes zombie books). Today, though, I’m Jenna Petersen and I’ve been thinking a lot about why I write romance, historical romance to be more specific.

I came to romance late in life. I’d actually started writing it before I started reading it. And I fell in love with very sexy stories like those written by Lisa Kleypas or Sabrina Jeffries. That’s always what I wrote, the sexy romances set in the Regency period. I like sexual tension and erotic scenes. I’ve always been very comfortable writing them (which is probably why the transition to also writing erotic romance as Jess Michaels was pretty easy).

But as much as I’m one of those readers who skims through the books I pick up for the “good stuff” and a writer who likes to put the “good stuff” into my books, that isn’t the reason I love romance novels (reading or writing). The reason I love romance is the emotional journey that leads to the happily ever after.

See, aside from writing sexy, I also like to write dark, angsty stories.  I like an intense emotional journey between the hero and heroine, a journey where the reader isn’t totally sure they can work it out and are on the edge of their seats until the moment where it DOES work out. Because to me, that dark angst make the happily ever after all the more satisfying.

Additionally, I also really love the whole concept of the happily ever after. Real life isn’t always easy. It certainly isn’t always fair. But when I read a romance, I know that despite any pain or suffering the hero and heroine go through, in the end, it’s going to be okay. They will find a way to overcome the obstacles that stand between them, they will find a way to let love win instead of anything else that is negative. And that is an uplifting and wonderful thing.

If I can write it well and give a reader a good day… then I’ve done my job. And I love it.

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Jenna Petersen’s latest release is ROGUE FOR A NIGHT, available on Kindle and Nook. Her “Billingham Bastards” series ends with A SCOUNDREL’S SURRENDER in August 2011, from Avon Books.

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I’d like to thank Jenna for taking time out of her day to visit Juniper Grove!

You can check out all of Jenna’s romances at her Website

For a chance to win a copy of What The Duke Desires and a copy of The Unclaimed Duchess, enter my Giveaway

Until Next Time,

Jaidis

Interview with author Michelle Franklin May 3, 2011

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I had the pleasure of interviewing author Michelle Franklin for Come & Get It Romance and Erotica Week here on Juniper Grove! Read her interview to learn more about The Haanta Series and her upcoming book, Tales from Frewyn!

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Without giving too much away, can you tell us what Tales from Frewyn is about?

“Tales from Frewyn” is a small collection of short stories from the Haanta Series: the ongoing, online romantic fantasy collective. It features many amusing and sensual stories about the lives of the characters from the series while living in the Diras castle keep.

How long did it take you to write this book?

As the book is a collection of tales taken from a series that has been ongoing since August 2010, I would say these stories would have only taken me a month to write. I write about 200,000 words a month so these stories along with the others on the site take only a few hours to write while I’m writing the novels.

What was your inspiration to write this book?

I am always inspired by everything, whether it’s a modern-day custom I do not fully understand or a delicious chocolate pie I see in the window of a shoppe near my home. Everything to me has the potential to be a story, and while I’m writing the books for the series, I often find many things to write about in between. What the characters think of things we find in our society is an endless source of entertainment for me and make stories out of the ones I find most interesting.

I understand you are also the author of the Haanta Series. Can you tell us a little bit about it?

The Haanta Series is a progression of epic and romantic fantasy novels beginning from the time when Commander Boudicca MacDaede met the Den Asaan Rautu. I published the first book last year. Many seemed to enjoy it so I sent it off for traditional publication. We’ll see what that yields.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your books.

If you enjoy epic fantasy with a humourous and sometimes erotic edge, then the Haanta series is for you.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I think it was grade 4 when I first wrote a story about cat people. How horrid. However, I haven’t stopped writing since.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I write for about 16-18 hours a day so I have little time for much else. I exercise, walk around my neighborhood to enjoy the fresh air, bake cookies, do yoga, discuss the direction and plot of the book with Twisk, play a few games, read some Jane Austen, and sleep if I can.

How many books have you written so far?

In general, I’m not certain. I have written much and abandoned much, but in the Haanta Series there are so far sixteen books, all of them over 150,000 words.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

I started writing the next book.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a published author?

Just do it. Just write. Don’t think about who will read your work or what publishing house will take your books. Just write. Write every day, write all day.

Do you hear from your readers much?

I do receive quite a few emails and messages a day and all of them saying how much they enjoy the series and the art that goes along with it. I am very grateful to the readers and pleased to provide something they enjoy.

What do you think makes a good story?

The manner in which it’s told. If the writing is compelling, the subject only enhances it.

Is there anything that you find challenging in your writing?

Choosing which story or chapter to write next. There are always a million stories I want to write and I have notebooks filled with them. The biggest challenge it deciding which one I must write first.

Do you ever experience writer’s block and if so, how to you overcome it?

Sometimes I have to write one story in order to continue another. Most of the time, I’ll write a spontaneous story over MSN while speaking to Twisk and then edit it later merely to get it out of my head. I am very fortunate to never have traditional writer’s block.

What is the last book you read?

Persuasion by Jane Austen. For the tenth time.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie music, silence, chocolate)

Quiet, a specific track for the characters in the current story I’m writing, and snacks.

Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on?

I’m currently writing a new story arc for the next book of the Haanta Series.

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I’d like to thank Michelle for stopping by and for allowing me to interview her!

Curious about The Haanta Series? Check out the Blog HERE

Be sure to follow Michelle on Twitter

The artwork for Michelle’s The Haanta Series is drawn by Twisk so be sure to check out her Blog as well!

For your chance to win a digital copy of Tales from Frewyn, enter my giveaway HERE

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

Violet Midnight Teaser by Allie Burke May 2, 2011

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My name is Allie Burke. I’m the author of The Enchanters series, a three-part paranormal romance series which begins with Violet Midnight. Emerald Destiny, the second installment of the series, is scheduled to release this month.

The following is a short story I’ve written in honor of Come & Get It Romance & Erotica Week. It takes place between Chapter 25 and the Epilogue of Violet Midnight. Want to read more? Well. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! :)

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She didn’t like beds. She didn’t like days.

Once he promised he would never let her wake up alone. Once he said he wasn’t going anywhere.

For two days he lied with her as she slept off the pain. Excruciating pain that accompanied betrayal, loss. Pain of death.

Beside him she laid sideways beneath the covers, the thick, violet comforter pulled to her chin, her pale hand lax beside her cheek on the white pillow. Gently gliding his hand across her face, he pushed back the wild crimson curls falling into her eyes. Her eyes fluttered open, emerald and luminous under the moonlight gleaming through the bedroom window. Briefly she gazed into his eyes, and then she started to cry.

“Don’t,” he growled, his thumbs swiping at the tears flowing down her cheeks. His arm linked tightly around her tiny body and he pulled her close, his hand cradling her head into his chest. “Please,” he whispered, “don’t do that.”

Her eyes rose cautiously and she once again gazed into his eyes.

“Christian is fine,” he said, flattening his hand on her cheek. “Cam’s fine. I’m fine. Mark, Lana, Shawn—beautiful, you saved everyone. We are all breathing because of you. So please, just… don’t cry.”

She let out a long breath that she very well may have been holding for two days, her eyes slitting as the last of her tears leaked out of her eyes.

He hooked his finger under her chin, summoning her gaze to his. His fingers coursed down her neck, crossed her heart and traced a line between her breasts until his hand settled flat on her stomach. She smiled softly, and she craned her neck to kiss him. Her tippy toes leveraged against the sheets, raising her to him. His hand went around to the small of her back, slipping under her thin tank top and pressing her body hard into his. Beneath her lips her throat sang for him as he kissed her. Her toes glided between his legs, her foot fastening around his ankle, and, wrapping her arms around his body, she rolled him onto her. Breaking the kiss and breathing frantically into the crook of his neck, she tugged on his t-shirt, pulling it over his head. He kissed her neck, his arms tight around her and his hands locking in her thick curls. A melodic cry filled the room. Impossibly limberly her body arched high into his. She kissed him eagerly.

His grip loosened in her hair, he froze.

Fire burst through his chest, flames rising up his throat and blazing bright behind his eyes. The overwhelming scent of thick smoke filled his head. Unbearable heat burned his skin, bubbling down his arms and searing his fingertips.

He let go of her. Backed himself away to the farthest corner of the bed and closed his eyes. He clamped his lips together, slowly inhaling the clean bedroom air into his lungs.

A sudden hazy smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. Flooding into him was relief. The cold plunged deep inside him, distinguishing the flames and breezing away the black smoke. Slowly the fever relieved and cool tingling brought the sense of feeling back into his hands.

“Open your eyes,” her beautiful voice said.

He found her crouching before him, her hands flattened on his chest, her eyes closely assessing him.

“I’m sorry,” she said.

He smiled loosely, drunk from the leftover power that washed through him. He didn’t bother with the question of why. It wasn’t anything like this out on the clearing, but at the time he wasn’t thinking of her sexy, bare body, or of that noise she always made when his lips and tongue caressed her neck. There were fifty people out there that night. This wasn’t the same thing. This had something to do with her. With him, and her.

The sweet harmony of her laugh wafted pungently through the room like a fresh stick of rosemary.

“What?”

“I’m sorry,” she said, cupping his cheek in her hand. “I forget how new all of this is to you. It’s cute.”

“Cute,” he repeated sarcastically.

Her eyes flung at the door of the bedroom. At the front of the house, a door opened and quietly clicked shut. Her reaction showed no fear, no distress, but surprise. As he had, she distinguished the visitor’s identity the very second the door opened.

Her eyes turned to him, her eyebrows furrowing in confusion, her lips pursed as she asked him the silent question.

Why.

He took her hand in his, carefully helped her stand from the bed and steadied her body against his chest.

“I’m okay,” she promised him.

He led her away from the bed, and in her usual graceful step, she followed him down the hallway. She halted in the living room as she caught sight of the man standing nervously by the front door. He blinked his bloodshot eyes at her from across the room, waving his hand through his sandy brown hair and slowly stepping towards her.

“What are you doing here?” she asked him.

He hesitated.

“He’s been here,” Elias said quietly. “For most of two days.”

He softly kissed her cheek, dropped her hand and walked purposely into the kitchen. Voices were clear through the cracking of egg shells and the sizzling of bacon.

“Your wards fell,” the man told her.

She did not answer.

He breathed long and hard. Elias imagined him nervously running a hand through his hair. “Are you okay?” he gently asked her.

Again, there was no answer from her.

Elias quietly sidestepped, and through the opening of the kitchen he watched her glide forward and wrap her arms around him. He buried his face into her shoulder, and his arms enveloped her, his hand tight on the back of her neck under her curls, as if, for one last time, he could hold her like he had done so many times before.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m so sorry. I was the one, I was the one who was supposed to—”

“It’s not your fault,” she stressed.

“It is—”

“No.” She held his face in her hands, her deep breaths soothing harmony back into her voice. “You listen to me. I’m. Right. Here. Without you, I wouldn’t be.”

His hands shook recklessly on her back, and his gaze faded away from her.

“Look at me.”

The sound of her voice brought him back to her and his bloody, chestnut eyes gazed intently at her.

“You have always been here for me. Through everything. You’ve done more than I could ever ask for.”

He nodded like a child would if he were being lectured.

She draped her arms around his neck until he firmly returned the embrace.

“Thank you,” she said.

He inhaled the lavender scent lingering in her hair, and he kissed the top of her head. He turned to leave, but, stepping into the living room and approaching them, Elias called him back.

“Chris.”

His back to Elias, he twitched. Elias had yet to call him by that name. Only she called him that. It wasn’t some intentional motive on Elias’s part. At that moment, his name just seemed to come out that way.

Elias offered his hand. Without hesitation, he shook it steadily.

“Thank you,” Elias said.

“I didn’t do anything,” he said. He shook his head, his eyes lost in it, and he left.

Elias laid his rigid arm over her shoulders and held her tight against his side. “You alright?”

A silent moment passed before she nodded her head. “I’ve never seen him like that,” she said absently. “Ever.”

It may be true that Elias should have reacted differently at that moment. Had he said something, maybe her blindness for what lived in her heart wouldn’t have compelled her so to look away for so long. Instead, he walked her to the kitchen table and set a plate of breakfast in front of her.

She scooped a load of fluffy yellow eggs into her mouth, and she moaned. “Elias,” she grumbled, covering her full mouth with her hand, “you are a god with a spatula. I swear.”

He smiled, taking a chair across from her and delicately gliding his hand under hers. He squeezed it gently, twisting the outrageously large Tiffany’s diamond around her finger.

“Do you want to get married tonight?” he asked her.

Her jaw stretched as she ate, she froze. Her face lit up, her emerald eyes wide and more dazzling than usual. She gulped her food down, and she smiled.

“Yes,” she said brightly. “I do.”
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Copyright 2011 by Allie Burke

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Thank you SO much Allie for stopping by and sharing this with us! I can’t wait to read your series now!

Want to know more about Allie? She can be found at the following places:

Allie’s Blog

Twitter

Facebook

Be sure to enter my Come & Get It giveaway HERE where you will have the chance to win a digital copy of Violet Midnight!

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

Come & Get It Romance and Erotica Giveaway! May 1, 2011

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Welcome to my Come & Get It Romance and Erotica Week and giveaway here on Juniper Grove! If you are a fan of romance and/or erotica then you won’t want to miss this week! Not only do I have an awesome line up of posts to share but in true Juniper Grove fashion, I have a giveaway as well!

To give you an idea of what you have to look forward too…check out the guests who will be taking part in Come & Get It Romance and Erotica Week!

* Author Allie Burke

* Author Jenna Petersen

* Author Michelle Franklin

* Author Miranda Heart

* Artist Twisk

And now for the giveaway!

Details:

* Giveaway will run until 11:00 pm EST on May 7th

* Winners will be selected using Random.org on May 8th and will be announced here on the blog and via email. The first name drawn will win the first prize, second name second prize and so on.

* Winners have 48 hours to email me back to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected

* Juniper Grove is not responsible for lost or damaged goods or that are shipped from 3rd parties

So you may be wondering what is up for grabs? Well take a look!

1 Lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of Violet Midnight by Allie Burke! Since this is a digital copy it is International.

Description:

He knew she was gone the second her cool touch withdrew from his arm. He never saw her but had felt her disappear into some cold, dark place. He perceived the black emptiness where she has been summoned, her deep anxiety filling his heart. But he couldn’t reach her. He didn’t even know her name.

Elias moved to Hazel Grove, California to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be going crazy when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice.

Jane is content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her special magic sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist.

Look into the world of The Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love – is destiny.

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(The cover of Tales from Frewyn is still being designed so here is a little peek at the art for The Haanta Series! Amazing isn’t it? Check out the artist’s Blog)

1 Lucky winner will receive an ARC digital copy of Tales from Frewyn by Michelle Franklin! Since this is a digital copy it is International.

Tales of Frewyn is a collection of stories from the Haanta Series which happens to be the longest, ongoing, online romantic series! Red Willow Press has recently acquired the rights and will be publishing Tales of Frewyn so while you wait for it to be released enter to win an arc here :)

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Description:

1 Lucky winner will receive a Print copy of What the Duke Desires and a print copy of The Unclaimed Duchess by Jenna Petersen! These are the first two books in The Billingham Bastards Series! This prize is available only to US/Can residents.

Description of What the Duke Desires:

As the new Duke of Billingham, Simon Crathorne has one main duty to fulfill: find a proper wife and continue his family’s exalted name. But of all the eligible women who have come to his country party, he desires only one. And she may be the most unsuitable bride of all.

Lillian Mayhew is desperate to expose a devastating secret about Simon’s distinguished late father so she can salvage her family’s reputation. Yet from the moment she meets her rakishly handsome host, she begins to question if she can destroy his world so callously. She once wanted nothing more than to destroy his good name—and now she wants nothing more than his kiss.

Caught between vengeance and ecstasy, Simon and Lillian begin a passionate affair. But betrayal lurks behind every stolen touch—and the duke’s shocking past may be his ultimate undoing . . .

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UPDATED: 1 Lucky winner will receive a digital copy of The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu: Volume 1 of the Haanta Series by Michelle Franklin!!

Description (via Amazon):

Captain MacDaede and Frewyn’s armed forces face defeat at the hands of the Galleisian infantry. The young captain searches for men to join the fight and defend their homeland when she finds a mysterious and mountainous creature sitting within the hold of the armoury. Seeing no other choice than to enlist the help of everyone she can to save their kingdom, she asks the callous colossus for assistance in exchange for his freedom. She realizes that he is one of the Haanta, a reticent race of noble giants who follow a strict code of conduct and do not deviate from their tasks. When the impossible battle for their outpost is won, Captain MacDaede is made Commander of Frewyn’s armies and honours her promise to giant responsible for their victory. When the giant claims he must redeem himself in the eyes of his leaders to be called back to his home, the commander offers him a place at her side to continue to defend her nation against invasion and the giant reluctantly agrees. One year later, Frewyn has suppressed the Galleisian threat and the Den Asaan Rautu receives an invitation to return to his home with honour. When he extends the offer to the Frewyn commander she readily accepts. But when the commander and the Den Asaan arrive at Sanhedhran’s white shores, they uncover a plan of war by the neighboring Thellisian Empire that will change the relationship between the Haanta and Frewyn forever.

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To Enter:

Following is not required to enter this giveaway. However, following will get you 1 extra entry and comes with virtual hugs :)

Simply fill out the form HERE

Comments are appreciated but will not enter you in the giveaways!

Happy Reading,

Jaidis