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Flora Dain: On “The Masseur” ?>

Flora Dain: On “The Masseur”

A couple of years ago, I was looking forward to the most wonderful summer. At the start of it, my first novel was due out; two months later, my second; and two months after that, my third. A whole trilogy in one year! I was over the moon. One small thing—I also faced an operation. Nothing major but still scary, and guess what? My first ever launch date was the very same day as my op. Stuff happens. But the…

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Almost Here! (Contest) ?>

Almost Here! (Contest)

Today was supposed to be about a brand new release. Here’s the cover… My publisher says it’s a glitch, and that the book should be live soon, but we’ll see. In the meantime, I’d love to remind you about all the anthologies I’ve edited that are already available! Click on the covers to learn more about these spicy anthologies! You’ll find great authors, scorching hot, inventive stories—pretty much everything you’d want in a short story collection!          Contest…

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Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale! ?>

Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale!

Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire is out! This mini-anthology includes my stories previously published in Delilah’s collections now available together for the first time. “The Promise of Memory” was published in Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors, and “Protecting Her” was published in Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance. It’s my very first anthology of my own stories, which means it’s really a “collection of short stories” rather than an anthology (which implies several authors). But…

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CONQUESTS is here! ?>

CONQUESTS is here!

This anthology was a pure labor of love. I adore Vikings. Read the introduction I wrote for the book below, and you’ll know why. Congratulations to all the contributing authors! Thanks for trusting me with your stories! Readers, I hope you enjoy it. There’s variety in settings and characters—despite the fact every story has a Viking hero! I think you’ll be surprised! And if you have time after reading it, we’d really appreciate your taking the time to review it…

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6 Days: Protecting Her by Regina Kammer ?>

6 Days: Protecting Her by Regina Kammer

Vikings in Byzantium Let’s just get this out of the way, but the History Channel’s production of Vikings has given a sexy cachet to the fiercest warriors of the Middle Ages. When Delilah put out a call for stories in a Viking erotic romance anthology, my heart just went pitter-pat with excitement. And then the excitement sort of dissipated. My knowledge of Vikings is limited given their era is out of my purview. My field of study is Late Roman…

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Write What You Know: Paranormal Edition ?>

Write What You Know: Paranormal Edition

Beginning writers are often advised to “write what you know,” that way words and stories and emotions will resound authentically. The general public has glommed on to this aphorism and often conflates “write what you know” with “write your actual lived experience”. Erotica and erotic romance writers especially fall victim to this definition. We get a lot of “heh, heh” “snicker, snicker” at parties and such, because of course we’ve all done every blessed thing our characters have done. Sigh….

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Vikings are Coming! ?>

Vikings are Coming!

For those of you who’ve enjoyed my previous collections, there’s another set of manly stories headed your way! Click on this link to check out the new stories coming July 14th: CONQUESTS!   Vikings. Fierce warriors who terrified all in their path as they raided and marauded, enslaved and murdered during Europe’s Dark Ages. But these rough men from a rugged land were also sailors, explorers, craftsmen, and highly sought after mercenaries. Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance will…

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Welcome to Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance! ?>

Welcome to Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance!

Welcome to our new webpage! Gorgeous, isn’t it? In the next few months, the authors who contributed to this wonderful new anthology will share news about themselves, their books, and what inspired their stories inside Conquests. This book is the 8th anthology of short stories I’ve had the privilege of selecting the stories for. With so many submissions by some very talented authors, the choices were tough. I can’t wait to see what you think of the stories that made it into this…

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11 Days: Invasion of Nefyn by Lizzie Ashworth ?>

11 Days: Invasion of Nefyn by Lizzie Ashworth

Hunky Warriors — who can resist? Sexy romance stories are a perfect match with historical scenes and characters. Both take us far away from today and the daily grind of our lives. That’s what we expect from any entertainment media, and Hot Highlanders, Wild Warriors delivers the goods. What a great bunch of stories! My inspiration for “Invasion of Nefyn” was triggered by reading historic novels by Bernard Cornwell. Details of daily life command just as much of the reader’s…

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The Star – Tahira Iqbal ?>

The Star – Tahira Iqbal

I’m lucky enough to be promoting two stories this summer with editor Delilah Devlin, and the one thing they have in common, apart from being hot and sexy, is that they both feature a man in uniform. In the High Octane Heroes anthology, due out this year, I focus on an American Air Force pilot in my short story “The Star.” As this website so rightly says, “Heroes inspire lustful fascination.” They also garner the highest respect. To me, there…

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