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28 Days of Heart: Marcia James

Marcia James Joins ARe?s American Heart Association Fundraiser
Thanks for hosting me on the blog tour for All Romance eBooks? (ARe) ?28 Days of Heart? campaign! I?m thrilled to be one of the authors who donated sexy, romantic stories for this American Heart Association fundraiser. Heart disease is the #1 killer of woman, and due to Valentine?s Day, February has long been associated with matters of the heart. So this month is the perfect time to treat yourself to ARe?s sensual stories that will warm your heart (and other body parts!), while raising vital funds.
Love Unleashed is my contribution to ARe?s 28 Days of Heart: A sexy contemporary, the story features an estranged couple who are reunited with the help of a stray dog. As with all of my ?hot, humorous romances?, Love Unleashed?s canine character is a Chinese crested hairless dog.
Charlie, the ?crestie? in Love Unleashed, is a homeless dog who?s fostered by the radio DJ hero as part of his plan to woo back his former lover, an animal shelter director. The little pooch wrangles his way into the hero?s heart while playing matchmaker to the couple. The idea behind Love Unleashed began when a friend complained that her boyfriend wasn?t wild enough in bed. (Her exact words were: ?Gentle lovemaking is nice, but sometimes you just want to f*ck.?) When my story?s hero finally unleashes his inner sexy beast, the couple gets a second chance at their happily ever after ? along with some seriously hot sex!
Here?s the blurb for Love Unleashed.
— Marcia James

Love Unleashed blurb:
His best laid plans…
DJ ?Rabid Ron? Hart has a grand scheme to win back the woman he loves. It involves an animal adoption fair, a goofy hairless dog named Charlie and an offer she can?t refuse.
Her hidden desires…
Cara Wilson has fantasies she?s never admitted, and her ex-boyfriend still features in her erotic dreams. If only he didn?t keep his bad-boy urges so tightly leashed.
Tonight they?ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.

28 Days of Heart: Sylvia Shults

Hi there! Sylvia Shults here, the author of A Slightly Different Perfect. I?ve been asked to write a bit of a blog here, and my lovely hostess has been kind enough to invite me to write on any topic I choose. When she threw that out there, of course I was delighted. Any topic, hmm? Oh, the possibilities! And of course that got me to daydreaming, and of course THAT led to my blog post, which I?ve entitled ?What Superpower Would I Want??

If I could have any superpower in the world, I?d choose time travel. I wouldn?t want to change anything, I?d just like to go hang out. And the first time I?d go to would be back to the late eighties. There was so much great music on the radio then. I wouldn?t have to bother with picking out CDs, I?d just turn on the radio. I?d go visit myself in college, I?d arrange to meet myself at one of the weekend frat parties, and I?d try to convince myself that drinking half a gallon of RC cola and sloe gin is NOT a good idea. ?I know, honey, it?ll make for a GREAT story when you get older, but you are going to hate yourself in the morning. And you?ll never, ever be able to drink sloe gin again. Ever.? I would also try to talk myself out of sleeping with That One Guy, the one who took my virginity and turned out to be a complete douche. I don?t know if it would work, but I would try my best to convince myself to wait just a couple of short weeks for the next one. ?Trust me on this one, Self! Please!? (Okay, I guess there are a few things I?d try to change.) And of course my time machine would have to be my car. That way I could fill up with cheapo gas before I left the eighties to come back home. Yep, that would pretty much be the perfect first trip back in time.

I?ve always been drawn to humorous romance, the goofier the story, the better. I figured this story would be perfect for a fundraiser celebrating the heart and all its quirks. What better way to nurture the heart than to write a story about the goddess of Love? A Slightly Different Perfect is the story of a mousy fifth grade teacher, Trisha Gillespie, who gets turned into the goddess of love Aphrodite. In her new incarnation, she learns a valuable lesson about the price and the rewards of true love.

I?d be very pleased if you?d visit me at my website,, or become a fan of my Facebook page, which I?ve called Sparkleheart. I hope you enjoy A Slightly Different Perfect, and I do appreciate your support of the American Heart Association. See, my mom?s got heart disease ? she had a heart attack a couple of years ago and had to have a stent put in ? so this really is a cause that I support for personal reasons. Enjoy the story, support the AHA, and Goddess bless.

Even immortals need a vacation now and then?

When Trisha Gillespie, mousy fifth-grade teacher, is chosen to take Aphrodite’s place on Mount Olympus, she thinks she is up to the task. Who wouldn?t want to be the goddess of love, beauty, and physical perfection? But then she does the unthinkable and falls for a mortal. Will the new goddess accept her fate knowing she?ll have to leaving love behind?

All proceeds from the sale of these shorts, which will be offered exclusively on and as individual eBooks, will be donated to the American Heart Association.

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28 Days of Heart: G.A. Hauser

Sometimes love hits you when you least expect it?

Exchange student Elia Gianni arrives at the Dayton airport ready to soak up everything American. When the young Italian was offered a placement with the Steele family, he knew he’d been given the chance of a lifetime. What he didn?t anticipate was the Steele?s blond, blue-eyed son, Rick.

The instant Rick sets eyes on the fantastic foreigner he falls head over heels. But the big, macho athlete was used to hiding his feelings and desperately wanting things he couldn?t have. Revealing the truth would change everything and throw his family into a tailspin.

Reality, however, becomes harder to deny when Rick is forced to share his bedroom with Elia. The summer immersion experience turns out to be more than anyone was prepared for as the two young men become lost in one another, sharing an exchange…of hearts.

All proceeds from the sale of these shorts, which will be offered exclusively on and as individual eBooks, will be donated to the American Heart Association.

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Author Bio:
Award-winning author G.A. Hauser was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA and attended university in New York City. She moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a patrol officer with the Seattle Police Department. In early 2000 G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began her writing in earnest and published her first book, In the Shadow of Alexander. Now a full-time writer, G.A. has written dozens of novels, including several best-sellers of gay fiction. For more information on other books by G.A., visit the author at her official website.
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Author?s list of book titles:
The G.A. Hauser Collection
Unnecessary Roughness
Got Men?
Heart of Steele
All Man
In The Dark and What Should Never Be, Erotic Short
Mark and Sharon (formally titled A Question of Sex)
A Man?s Best Friend
It Takes a Man
The Physician and the Actor
For Love and Money
The Kiss
Naked Dragon
Secrets and Misdemeanors
Capital Games
Giving Up the Ghost
To Have and To Hostage
Love you, Loveday
The Boy Next Door
When Adam Met Jack
The Vampire and the Man-eater
Murphy’s Hero
Mark Antonious deMontford
Prince of Servitude
Calling Dr Love
The Rape of St. Peter
The Wedding Planner
Going Deep
Double Trouble
Miller’s Tale
Vampire Nights
Teacher’s Pet
In the Shadow of Alexander
The Rise and Fall of the Sacred Band of Thebes
The Action Series
Acting Naughty
Playing Dirty
Getting it in the End
Behaving Badly
Dripping Hot
Packing Heat
Men in Motion Series
Mile High
Driving Hard
Leather Boys
Heroes Series
Man to Man
Two In Two Out
Top Men
G.A. Hauser
Writing as Amanda Winters
Sister Moonshine
Nothing Like Romance
Silent Reign
Butterfly Suicide
Mutley?s Crew

28 Days of Heart: Cornelia Amiri

I write Celtic/Romances about long swords, hot heroes, and warrior women and I?m calling all warriors at heart to join the battle against heart disease by reading a romance from All Romance Ebooks 28 days of Heart Campaign. One will be released each day of February so you can read all 28.

Mine will be released February 20th, TIMELESS VOYAGE. With the purchase of Timeless Voyage and any of the 28 Days of Heart Ebooks, all proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. As you read about the strong hearted warrior woman, Anwen, remember you are a warrior as well as your purchase helps AHA battle heart disease.

Love isn?t bound by the limits of time?

Off the mist shrouded coast of Ireland, a pagan lady-pirate, Anwen, captures the enemy, a Roman, Titus Rufius Kaeso. The Celtic warrior woman presses her hard iron dagger against Kaeso?s throat, but her arm does not obey the will to slay him. From time out of mind, memories of fated lovers, druids, and sacrifice, stay her hand. Kaeso is also captivated by dreams of the woman he loved in a previous life, the mirror image of Anwen. But in this lifetime they are foes, Roman and Celt. Can Anwen and Kaeso steer their timeless voyage to a happy destiny or will they be robbed of love once more?


?I shall sing to you, Ovid’s poem, Amores.? In a tone muted with lust he recited, ??Hair parted along her ivory neck.??

Lifting one hand, he brushed his fingers down the back of her smooth neck in feathery strokes. Her skin was so warm and soft. Moving his hand to her face, he traced the outline of her lips. He pressed his lips against hers, gently covering her wet, warm mouth. As he slipped his fingers down her arm, he rested his other hand on her waist, drawing her close. Bodies pressed together, their feet moving in small rhythmic steps, they glided across the sand, dancing to the roar of rushing, white-foamed waves.


Cornelia Amiri is the author of seven Celtic/Paranormal/Romance books: Queen of Kings, A Fine Cauldron of Fish, The Fox Prince, One Heart One Way, Danger Is Sweet, The Vixen Princess, and Druid Quest. She also has stories in three anthologies with L & L Dreamspell, Sleeping With the Undead, A Death in Texas, and Romance of My Dreams. Coming releases in 2010 are a Steampunk/Romance, As Timeless As Stone, a Celtic/Romance novel, Druid Bride, and a short in an anthology, Dreamspell Goddess. She lives in Houston Texas as does her son and granddaughter.

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28 Days of Heart: K.F. Zuzulo

What Makes Your Heart Beat?

My husband makes my heart beat. Smart heroes with a tender side. And genies. They?re powerful, captivating, and mysterious. Along with all those great traits and some mystical skills?which can actually be heart-stopping?genies have feelings, too. I write romance novels about genies and despite the paranormal aspect, genies get under your skin (literally) because they?re not afraid to show their emotions. The emotions aren?t always warm and fuzzy, or hot and titillating. They can be vengeful, angry and ferocious and, if well written, will get your blood rushing.

The novella I wrote for ARe?s 28 Days of Heart is called Angels & Genies and introduces genie Match Ramsey, who gets the blood rushing in teacher-turned-realtor Angeline Delaire. Match and his surfer-dude angel sidekick Miguel seek to block the entrance of evil jinni Iblis to the earthly realm. Angeline holds the key to the sought portal. The only hint I?ll give is?as any realtor will tell you?it?s all about location, location, location. But the real story is the conflict Angeline feels?about herself, her career, and Match. That?s where the emotion is. It?s also in the awareness Match increasingly feels that he?d do anything to help her.
This book, as well all the books being sold as part of ARe?s campaign, has an extra dose of emotion because of its intention?to help raise money and awareness of heart disease in women. So, check them out! You?ll be getting a healthy helping of intrigue, passion, and romance, plus you?ll be helping out. That?s where the heart is.

What makes your heart beat?

You can learn about K. F. Zuzulo, her books, and the romance of the jinn at her website,
Angels & Genies will be available from All Romance eBooks on February 24th.

Between Heaven & Earth Lies Temptation

Contractor Match Ramsey has 36 hours to find the portal between the earthly realm and Jinnistan, the land of the jinn from which he comes. He is a genie warrior charged with protecting humans from the trespass of the demon jinni, Iblis. Somewhere beneath his cliffside property lies the doorway. His focus is diverted by the entrancing and determined Angeline Delaire, a sexy realtor who has been directed to buy the property from him at any price.

Angeline is a woman with a fiery temper and independent spirit. She is conflicted by the directive of her client, Mateus Ring, a handsome tycoon who has infiltrated her dreams. Yet, it is Match who inflames Angeline.

She soon realizes that the lustful yearnings ripping through her body come from an evil source. She will have to find clarity between her desire for Match and the overwhelming craving for Mateus. One will redeem her, but the other could destroy her.

28 Days of Heart: E. Cameron Stacy

Dear Earthlings:
Thanks to those of you who have purchased my books. Please also consider buying titles associated with 28 Days of Heart whether it?s mine or not. My contribution is just about candy anyway.

Also, It is an honor to be published with such an outstanding cast of authors.

I wish you all success and sincerely hope this greatly benefits the American Heart Association. I only blog through My Space.

1. Describe a moment that really tugged at your heart.

The devastation from the earthquake in Haiti.

2. What is the most romantic thing that you’ve ever done?
Dropped everything and got on a plane to Europe with my true love.

3. Share a little about why you chose to participate in 28 Days of the Heart.

I?m involved with several organizations for humanity and continue to add to the list. It?s just the right thing to do.

4. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your stories?

Whatever the pay off is or isn?t, your best bet is to say what you want.

5. What do you enjoy reading? Can you name your five favorite authors?

Chuck Palahniuk, Chuck Palahniuk, Chuck Palahniuk. Okay there are others. Robert Harris comes to mind.

6. Reading romance reduces stress and can help relax you from your worries. Do you feel that writing romance helps you cope with your own worries and stress?

Nope. I?m more stressed most of the time than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Deadlines. But I love it.

A vacation drizzled in chocolate segues into something much more decadent

In a resort dedicated to the enjoyment of chocolate, all Veronica wants to do is escape a miserable breakup by spoiling herself with the dark confection. Then she finds she?s deliciously receptive to the flirtations of a rugged grad student vacationing there as well.

When she invites an exotic couple to join them for more than dessert, Veronica finds herself indulging in more than the brochure promised.

Projects in the works: the third installment of the Quench series entitled Quenched and Hell?s Guitar Hero.


28 Days of Heart: Barbara Hancock

There’s just something about a haunted abbey surrounded by the foggy moors of Northern England…especially when it’s home to a dark and dangerous vampire who’s waiting for his reluctant bride. In “A Shadow’s Kiss”, I decided to lean a little gothic and I enjoyed every minute of it. The atomosphere, the emotion, the sensuality–every element came together–making me fall in love with my tortured hero and the woman who doesn’t expect to love him.

I’m excited this story was chosen to be one of the novellas in the 28 Days of Heart campaign. I never knew my grandmother. She died as the result of a heart attack before I was born. But I’ve seen my mother’s battle with heart problems first hand and I’m so glad that I can help raise money for The American Heart Association by sharing something close to my own heart…paranormal romance.

Can their love overcome a legacy of evil?

Anna Benecia can’t escape her destiny. A promise signed in blood binds a Shadow for eternity even if the one bound longs to live in the sunny here and now.

Malcolm Hayes is the new host for the hunger of an evil spirit who has walked the earth for a thousand years. The Darkhaven shade must have the blood of innocents fed upon by the vampires he creates and controls in order to remain manifest. Freshly possessed and cursed to burn with a hunger only his Shadow bride can slake, Malcolm is determined to fight.

Can a young woman destined to marry into darkness bring the light of hope to a man newly cursed to walk the night?

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As the daughter of an alcoholic, Barbara learned at a young age to turn to fictional worlds for escape. She especially loved fantasy, romance and science fiction. When she decided to write, it was natural that she should combine her early loves. Barbara has a special affinity for characters who live in the shadows but refuse to be defined by the darkness that surrounds them. She loves exploring deep emotions, bringing happily ever afters to life on the page? and Glacier Mint ice cream.

28 Days of Heart Leigh Ellwood

Everybody needs a nudge in the right direction sometimes. For a guy like Cale Durbin, alone and not looking forward to burning off a birthday with a blind date, the Bat Signal shining down on the home of the man of his dreams would be a big help. Instead, he’s gifted with a quirky GPS device with a mind (?) of its own. Where is Cale going? You can find out on February 21 when GPS releases through the All Romance 28 Days of Heart celebration. GPS is an erotic romance featuring explicit male on male lovin’. 😉

Proceeds from the sale of GPS are donated to the American Heart Association in conjunction with their Wear RED campaign to raise awareness of heart disease among women. Usually when we think of women and overcoming illness, the discussion turns toward breast or ovarian cancer. Perhaps sometimes we lose focus and don’t realize that good heart health is equally important. We only have one, after all, and we should take care of it. 🙂

Heart disease awareness is a cause close to my, er, heart as well. Both of my parents lost their fathers to heart attacks, and in both instances neither man lived to see 60. Granted, on my father’s side there had been a history of heart problems among the men (up through his line, several men succumbed in their 50s and 60s to heart trouble), yet it’s because of associations like the AHA that we learn things that break these cycles brought on by genetic patterns. As I head into my 40s, I don’t want to worry about having my life cut short by something that could have been prevented.

For just two dollars (maybe more if you check out the other titles available at ARe), you can help a great cause and read a hot story that gets your heart pumping. Hope you enjoy it!

Leigh Ellwood – Visit my website, blog, Facebook and Twitter.

28 Days of Heart: Samantha Sommbersby

As an author and lover of romance, matters of the heart are important to me. I was thrilled to have my novella, Touch of Fire, accepted by All Romance for their 28 Days of Heart series. Valentine?s Day is filled with imagery of hearts and flowers, expectations of boxes of chocolate, or dinners out. I love the idea of doing something to promote awareness, especially in women, about the importance of taking care of our health and our hearts.

My novella is especially personal because it also pays homage to something else I?m grateful for, the brave firefighters of San Diego county who help save lives and fight the wildfires that plague us every year. Check out the yummy cover and little blurb:

He’d brave the fires of hell just to hold her…

Firefighter Garrett Flint rescues the beautiful Nicole from a burning building, and then breaks all the rules by taking her into his home and into his heart.

In honor of the series release, I?m running a contest!

Enter the Your Heart?s Desire Contest

1. Post a list of the four titles from the series you?d most like to have someplace on the web. Facebook, myspace, twitter, your own blog, one belonging to a friend, this one?all fair game.

2. Using the contact page on my website samanthasommersby [dot] com, email me the URL where I can find your post and your email address

What?s the Fabulous Prize?
At the end of the month I will fulfill the wishes of seven winners for a total of 28 books. Winners will be contacted prior to fulfillment just in case their top four selection has changed.

Why seven winners, four books each? Because I really want to encourage everyone to support this endeavor. With 28 titles to choose from in so many sub-genres, and for a super reasonable price ($1.99-$3.50) you?re sure to find some others that you can?t live without. Right?

Samantha Sommersby lives in San Diego with her husband and son. In 2007 she left what she used to call her ?real life? day job as a psychotherapist to pursue writing full-time. She now happily spends her days immersed in the world of the Forbidden, a world where vampires are real, where magic is possible, and where love still conquers all. Samantha is the author of over a dozen novels and novellas including The Temptation, book four in the critically acclaimed Forbidden series releasing March 5 and published by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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28 Days of Heart: Jackie Kessler

28 Days Tour: Hell?s Angel by Jackie Kessler

Blurb: Where can an angel find comfort? A lonely banished angel sits outside the gates of Paradise, lamenting the joy she has lost. When she is joined by a fallen archangel, she learns that one doesn’t need to be in Heaven to experience bliss.

Hi! I?m Jackie Kessler, and I like to write about demons and angels, among other things. When I heard about the 28 Days of Heart, and that all proceeds would be going to the American Heart Association, I knew I wanted to write a Hell story for it, one that was about connection, and possibly even redemption.

The angel called Angel first appears in my second book, THE ROAD TO HELL, but you don?t need to read it to understand why Angel is alone outside the gates of Paradise…or why she feels so horribly alone. And you don?t need to read the first book, HELL?S BELLES, to know who the archangel is that she meets. (But of course, I hope you **will** read the books!)

?Hell?s Angel? is somewhat of a departure from the Hell on Earth series in that it?s not humorous, it?s not written in first person, and it?s not about the former succubus Jezebel. Whether you?re new to Hell on Earth or if you?ve read all the books and novellas, I think you?ll enjoy the story.

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Books and stories by Jackie Kessler:

Hell on Earth series:
Hell?s Belles
The Road to Hell
?A Hell of a Time,? Eternal Lover
Hotter than Hell (mass-market reissue coming September 2010)
?When Hell Comes Calling,? Lilith Unbound
?Hell Is Where the Heart Is,? A Red Hot Valentine?s Day
?Hell?s Angel,? 28 Days of Heart
?Hell Bound,? Those Who Fight Monsters (coming fall 2010)
Hell to Pay (date TBA)
?Hell?s Fury,? Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (date TBA)

The Icarus Project series (with Caitlin Kittredge):
Black and White
Shades of Gray (coming June 2010)

Young Adult novels (by Jackie Morse Kessler):
Hunger (coming October 2010)
Rage (coming spring 2011)

Jackie Kessler on the Internet:
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Twitter: @JackieKessler, @JackieMorseKess