Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Release: Magic in His Kiss by Shari Anton

She was wild, willful, and most certainly a princess.

But now she’s the king’s ward, and Nicole de Leon’s future is no longer her own. Bound by duty and honor she awaits an arranged marriage … until a handsome warrior appears to spirit her away. Nicole cannot resist his offer of protection or the darkening of desire in his eyes. But a powerful secret torments her, a psychic gift that only this rough warrior can help tame.

He was tempted, tantalized, and most certainly not of noble blood.

Rhodri ap Daffyd’s duty is to defy the king and deliver Nicole to her uncle, his liege lord. But she's not the spoiled young girl he remembers. She’s a woman steadfast in her loyalty and aflame with passion, a lady never meant for him. An act of defiance brings them together and duty threatens to tear them apart, but will the magic in his kiss reveal a destiny that can’t be denied?

by Shari Anton is available now from your favorite bookseller.

Discover more about Shari at .

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reluctant Reader? Try Erin Lynn!

Demon Envy by Erin Lynn
Know a young person who doesn't like to read? The American Library Association has released their , including by Eclectics' own . Check it out. You just might turn someone on to a lifetime of reading pleasure!

From the book cover: This is my story. The tale of a normal morning in the life of a normal girl—WHO HAS A DEMON POP UP IN HER SHOWER. Yeah, that’s where the vanity comes in. While trying to get rid of a monster zit, I dropped my face lotion in the tub. And while fifty bucks’ worth of it swirled down the drain, it freed a demon from his prison portal. A mysteriously geeky looking demon. (In the movies, they’re always hot, right?)

So here I am, Kenzie Sutcliffe, saddled with a creature who looks and acts like every other guy I know. That is: ANNOYING. At least Levi has a job—if you could call it that. He has to stir up envy and jealousy in humans…or he starves. All he’s tempting me to do is crawl back into my bedroom and hide there until forever. Because believe me, no one is going to be coveting my life after this…

Monday, June 16, 2008

Denise Dietz in Audio

Here's a fun way to enjoy the creativity of Denise Dietz--in audio!

THE PICK-ME-UP TRUCK and DEAD AID have been spotlighted as "stories of the week" and are available for download at Sniplits.

Don't forget to let Denise know which story you liked best.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

fun with books (a meme)

What if all your favorite authors dropped a sentence into a hat? This is a quick and easy meme but the results can be surprising. Here's how to play:

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.

Here's what happened when I tried it on the Eclectics bookshelf:

The cry began as a fluttering rumble, deep in the cat's throat. "I believe we should be off if we are to sail on time." Damien shifted, shielding me with his body, even though no one could see us at this angle, in this light. Something was missing. I didn't smile back, because one never smiles at a crocodile.

Weird how they all flow together to make a strange kind of sense. Hey, I'd read on! ;-)

My five books were:

#1 - Cat Tracks by
#2 - The Perfect Wife by
#3 - Hunter's Moon by
#4 - Married to the Mop by
#5 - Footprints in the Butter by

What's on your bookshelf?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Release: The Power of Love

In June 2008, Berkley will publish "THE POWER OF LOVE," a special anthology from twelve authors - Lori Foster, Dianne Castell, Toni Blake, Karen Kelley, Rosemary Laurey, Janice Maynard, Erin McCarthy, LuAnn McLane, Lucy Monroe, Patricia Sargeant, Kay Stockham, and J.C. Wilder.

The romance collection focuses on the empowerment of women, and in light of that, author and agent proceeds will be donated to the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women's Shelter. Watch the video ...

The book will first be available at Lori Foster's and Dianne Castell's June 2008 Reader Get-together event.

After Lori and Dianne's event, THE POWER OF LOVE will be available at all major bookstores and online booksellers in June 2008. We hope you'll support this important cause by purchasing this anthology of short stories from some of your favorite romance authors.

Order The Power of Love

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Author Contest for June!

New Author Contests - Enter to WinTell your favorite book of all time and you'll be entered to win an autographed book from this award-winning author of the Nightcreature Novels. Enter by: June 30 at midnight (USA EST).