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Q&A: Elle Wright of HIS ALL NIGHT

His All Night Elle Wright

His All Night by Elle Wright hits shelves and e-readers today! Elle has stopped by EverAfter to answer our questions! Pick up your copy of His All Night today!


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

  1. The Bible. No question.
  2. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  4. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Q&A: Amy Gregory of EASTON’S EVERYTHING

Easton's Everything Amy Gregory

Today Amy Gregory’s new release, Easton’s Everything, hits shelves and e-readers and Amy has stopped by to answer our questions! Be sure and pick up your copy of Easton’s Everything today!


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

Can I cheat? I love the Wedding Series by Nora Roberts – but that’s four books right there!

Three Days with Molly – Jan Romes

Burning in Tennessee – Jennah Scott

Cocktail Series – Mari Carr (again, sorry to cheat! But I love to read in a series!)

Love’s Rhythm – Lexxie Couper

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Q&A: Marie Sexton Interviews Heidi Cullinan of WINTER WONDERLAND

Winter Wonderland Heidi Cullinan

To celebrate our Christmas romance releases, Marie Sexton and I are interviewing each other as part of our promotional tour. The following is her interview of me; you can catch my interview of her on December 1 at Coffee and Porn in the Morning.


Tell us a little bit about your current release, Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland is the third book in the Minnesota Christmas series, a gay romance set in a fictional small town in the Northwoods of Minnesota. Three burly bears with soft hearts getting their happily ever after. In Winter Wonderland we get the story of Paul, the last of the three bears, who has sadly been waiting for his man since book one. He’s the only one who went looking for love, except his Mr. Right turned up is the last place he expected, and the one place he really wasn’t sure was a good idea. Kyle, who has been waiting for Paul and Paul alone since being rescued on the playground, will do what he must to convince Paul he’s the one worth waiting for.

How did you get the idea for the story?

Since this was a series and Paul has been a background character pining for his HEA, I knew I had to start with him and keep things in Logan, Minnesota, but beyond that I was a bit stumped. All kinds of guys auditioned but nobody was right. Then a very background character from book one got all in my face and said It’s me, dammit. So I let him make his case, and you know, it turned out he was right. Or he was just so bossy he made himself right. Could go either way.

 

Where can we buy it?

The book is published at Samhain, but you can buy it at many third party retailers, all listed through the buy links on this page at the top of the post.

 

This is the third book in the Minnesota Christmas series. Tell us a bit about the series in general.

The Minnesota Christmas series is a light-hearted escape into an idyllic Minnesota Northwoods small town. In Logan, Minnesota, you can expect shenanigans, snow, plenty of sex, and always a happily ever after. Book one, Let It Snow, features Marcus and Frankie. Marcus is a lawyer-turned lumberjack determined to scrub the Cities from his mind…until a freak snowstorm lands Minneapolis hairstylist Frankie in the cozy cabin Marcus shares with his best friends. Book two, Sleigh Ride, is about the jolly, brash Arthur and the fussy town librarian Gabriel, who hate each other more than they hate anyone else, right up until the point when those sparks ignite a fire they had no intention of starting. Book three, Winter Wonderland, is the story of Paul, the member of the “three bears” who’s pined for love the longest and has found it in the most unlikely of places, the swishy care center nurse Kyle, who once in the bedroom isn’t swishy in the slightest. The series is known for its highly-drawn secondary characters, idyllic small-town setting, serious subjects smoothed out with heartwarming holiday moments, and spicy (but not too spicy) romantic moments.

 

Will there a be a fourth installment next year?

Probably not. But there might be a spinoff series set in summer in a year or two. And you never know, they might wander down to the Twin Cities and show up in someone else’s story…

 

You’ve written stories in a lot of different genres. Do you have a favorite type of story, or does it depend on what story is speaking to you at the moment?

I sometimes feel happiest when writing fantasy, though I can’t ever do that all the time or I’ll fry my brain. I feel I do my best in contemporaries and new adult, but sometimes I have to go play in another genre to refresh the juices. I can’t seem to write a story without a serious element somewhere in the background. Every time I try, something wanders in to darken the mood. So, I’ve stopped fighting it and everything seems to work out better.

 

What can we look forward to next, and what are you working on now?

Next is one of those fantasy departures: Clockwork Heart, a steampunk/alternate historical set in 1910. It will be out in February and is starting to show up as a preorder at third parties. After that is very much up in the air. I have several things started, but this year has been a real curve ball for me on the health and productivity front, so it’s going to be interesting seeing what floats to the surface. I have a novella in the Dance With Me universe planned, and the Roosevelt and Love Lessons series books to write, and another new adult, and another fantasy, and yet none of them seem to want to plant themselves on my desk for more than a few weeks. I’m hoping eventually one of them gets to THE END, at which point I will joyously share it with everyone else.

Well, hurry up! (Okay, I know trying to make the stories hurry never works, but everybody’s anxiously awaiting the next one!)

Thanks for taking time to answer my questions!


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Finding Mr. Right can be a snow lot of fun.

Paul Jansen was the only one of his friends who wanted a relationship. Naturally, he’s the last single man standing. No gay man within a fifty-mile radius wants more than casual sex. No one, that is, except too-young, too-twinky Kyle Parks, who sends him suggestive texts and leaves X-rated snow sculptures on his front porch.

Kyle is tired of being the town’s resident Peter Pan. He’s twenty-five, not ten, and despite his effeminate appearance, he’s nothing but the boss in bed. He’s loved Paul since forever, and this Christmas, since they’re both working on the Winter Wonderland festival, he might finally get his chance for a holiday romance.

But Paul comes with baggage. His ultra-conservative family wants him paired up with a woman, not a man with Logan’s rainbow connection. When their anti-LGBT crusade spills beyond managing Paul’s love life and threatens the holiday festival, Kyle and Paul must fight for everyone’s happily ever after, including their own.

Warning: Contains erotic snow art, toppy twinks, and super-sweet holiday moments. Best savored with a mug of hot chocolate with a dash of spice.


Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. Heidi can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr, and HeidiCullinan.com.

Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway. Marie can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and MarieSexton.net.

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Q&A With K.A. Tucker for SURVIVING ICE

Surviving Ice KA Tucker

K.A. Tucker has stopped by EverAfter today to answer our questions and share an excerpt from her new book, Surviving Ice, which released yesterday! Pick up your copy today!


FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):

What was the first romance novel you read?

Anne of Green Gables. It’s not technically a romance novel, but the love story between Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe plays such a major role in the series, I consider it to be my first true romance.

What do you remember about it?

The way Anne and Gilbert’s relationship developed as they grew from children to adults, from a little boy who pulled on a little girl’s pigtails, to a hopeful and devoted man.

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Jay Crownover Announces Surprise Novella LEVELED and Answers our Questions!

In a surprise announcement, Jay Crownover is releasing a novella, Leveled, to kick off her Saints of Denver series, which is a spin-off of her Marked Men! In Leveled, fan favorite Lando gets the HEA he so richly deserves! This is also Jay’s first M/M book!

Leveled releases on November 2nd, and if you pre-order today you can get your copy for $1.99 (normally $2.99)! There will also be an excerpt of the first Saints of Denver novel, Built in the back of Leveled!


We all need a hero…let the Saints of Denver begin.

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure if he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working towards a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own…if only the man will let him close enough to mend what’s broken.


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

  1. Catcher in the Rye: Because it’s the best book ever
  2. 1984: Because it makes me feel smart
  3. Lord of the Flies: Because I don’t ever want to be ‘That Guy’
  4. Ritual Sins: Because it’s my favorite book and has the best anti-hero ever in it.
  5. Motorcycle Man: Because Kristen Ashley is queen and she should be on any and all lists

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Sarah Castille Answers our Questions!

Sinner's Steel Sarah Castille

Sarah Castille has a new book out today in her Sinner’s Tribe series, Sinner’s Steel! Sarah stops by to answer our questions during her release day!


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

Hmmm. That’s a tough one. If my Kindle could count as a book, I’d pick that, but I suppose that might be cheating.

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Tiffany Snow Answers our Questions!

Playing Dirty Tiffany Snow

Tiffany Snow’s new book, Playing Dirty released this week, and Tiffany has stopped by to answer some of our questions! Pick up your copy of Playing Dirty today!


FAVORITE MOVIES:

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements? Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).

When Harry Met Sally – a perfect example of when love sneaks up on you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56o7lmTtAbQ

The Bridges of Madison County – a heartbreaking example of finding your soulmate, only to realize it won’t be the person with whom you spend your life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAqyy-OJrec

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Paula Quinn Answers our Questions!

The Taming of Malcolm Grant Paula Quinn

Bestselling author Paula Quinn, stops by to answer our questions for the release day of her book, The Taming of Malcolm Grant, the fourth book in her Highland Heirs series! Have you picked up your Highland Hunk today?


FIVE BOOKS

If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?

The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay. Kay’s books are very in depth. I’ve read this one three times and love it more each time.

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley because I love her version of King Arthur.

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Exclusive Excerpt: THE WEDDING PACT by Katee Robert (Bonus Q&A!)

The Wedding Pact Katee Robert

The first book in Katee Robert’s The O’Malley’s series, The Marriage Contract has been received to great critical claim. Fans also can’t wait until the second book, The Wedding Pact, is released in April (so close, yet so far!). To help whet your appetite until the release, we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from The Wedding Pact for you to enjoy!


The VIP room was far from packed and, even if it hadn’t been, no one would blink an eye at two people hooking up in the shadows. But it wouldn’t get him anywhere with Carrigan, aside from a few moments of pleasure. Then she’d be gone and he had the feeling he wouldn’t be seeing her again in the near future—if ever.

That didn’t suit his purposes one goddamn bit.

So he pressed a soft kiss to the sensitive spot behind her ear and backed the fuck off. When she turned and blinked those big green eyes at him, he almost threw caution to the wind and kissed her. Only the knowledge that it wouldn’t stop with a kiss, wouldn’t stop until he was buried between her thighs, kept him from giving in. “I’ll be seeing you, Carrigan O’Malley.”

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