The Black Room: Four Books Free in New Series from Jasinda Wilder

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Step into The Black Room. Once you enter, anything goes. No fantasy—however dark and dirty and depraved it may be—is forbidden. You have no past, no inhibitions, no morals…and no memory.  

All you have to cling to is the memory of a scorching touch, a searing kiss, the wet slide of skin on skin, and the heat of breath across your flesh. 

Step forward… Turn the knob… Step through into THE BLACK ROOM.

You don’t want to miss this sexy and super hot series from my friend Jasinda Wilder. Books One, Three, Five, and Seven are FREE on Amazon so grab them while you can!

They can be read alone but the other four books are available at a reduced price of $2.99. Limited time. Links to all books on Kindle below. Enjoy!

US KINDLE:

The Black Room – Door One – FREE
The Back Room – Door Two
The Black Room – Door Three – FREE
The Black Room – Door Four
The Black Room – Door Five -FREE
The Black Room – Door Six
The Black Room – Door Seven – FREE
The Black Room – Door Eight

Complete series available in paperback.

Not in the US for can’t access on Kindle? Try some of these options:

Amazon UK
iBooks
Google
B&N (Nook)
KOBO

Author Jasinda Wilder shares a story about The Black Room and how the series came to be:

This is like nothing I’ve published before It might even be like nothing you’ve ever read before. In fact, it’s so different that I’ve gone back and forth about even publishing it at all for about a year. At one point I did even publish a part and then took it down; yes, it has the potential to be that controversial. Encouraged by my amazing WILD WITH WILDER Facebook reader group, I’ve gained the courage to hit “publish.”

It all started with a conversation with a friend about sexual fantasies, I’m going to call her Jade…Jade London. In talking with her, this story popped into my head inspired by a few of her fantasies and experiences. So just for fun, I started writing THE BLACK ROOM. Now, these stories are told in the voice I had in my head of my friend Jade, so you will notice it might be different from my other work and she is also credited as an author, since she was the inspiration for it. Yes, this series is very explicit, enough so that I would call it more like erotica/suspense with an erotic romance theme. If you have been offended by scenes in Madame X, Alpha, or Stripped I will tell you it’s probably best to skip this series all together. The sex scenes in these books are beyond even my hottest level.

You’ve been warned.

In fact, I would go so far as to suggest not reading these during Thanksgiving dinner with family… it may even cause spontaneous pregnancy.

Is that enough of a warning?

The layout and pricing of this series is also a bit unusual. I really wanted the reader to have to “enter” each door, I wanted you to have to take that step to enter the next room. So, artistically, I knew that having them stand alone as 8 separate doors was important. I also wanted to keep the pricing in line with my other books, and the only way that really made sense for me to do that was to make doors 1, 3, 5 and 7 free. Yes, I realize there are people that might take advantage of that and just skip the other doors. But, if you really want to have a unique and powerful reading experience I suggest reading all of them in order. I am publishing all 8 novellas at once because each one does create a bit of a cliffy, and I didn’t want to leave you hanging.

This series is over 800 pages in my usual print format at nearly 200,000 words, so we made the print edition larger, like my BIG GIRLS omnibus, so we could get it all in if you wanted the full collection in print. I’ll be sure to link that below. Shout out to Okay Creations and Champagne Formatting for a beautiful job on the print edition. It’s a piece of art.

Complete series available in paperback.

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Tell Me A Story: Interview with Bestselling Author Tamara Lush

Tell Me a Story just hit #1 in erotica on Amazon in Canada, Australia and the U.K.! Author Tamara Lush is now offering the book free to readers around the globe.

We spoke to Tamara about her dual career as a reporter and romance author, and about her Story Series.  Tell Me a Story is currently free as part of the Vote For Romance campaign on #instafreebie. Get your free copy here.

Find out more about the Vote for Romance campaign on Tamara’s blog and get 12 other free books.

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Get Your Free Copy of TELL ME A STORY.

Your day job is reporter for a major news organization. What’s your beat?

I cover the west coast of Florida. It’s mostly a general assignment beat, writing stories about agriculture and tourism. Also the occasional execution. And hurricanes and alligators and all sorts of weird stuff. I also help out with national stories. 

Many hard news reporters end up penning fiction from their beat – crime, politics, etc.  What inspired you to choose romance novels?

I’ve always loved sexy romance stories ever since high school. I was the girl who had the stash of taboo books and loaned them to friends. I considered writing a romance in my early twenties, but was too focused on journalism to really be effective. In 2012, I wrote the first chapter of a book, then stuck it in a file cabinet.

Tell us about Tell Me a Story, which is now free to readers around the world.

The first book in the Story series is a novella is called Tell Me a Story. Bookstore owner Emma Price attends a sexy literacy fundraiser called Story Brothel in Orlando, expecting a few raunchy jokes and a chance to show off her writing. She’s intrigued when Caleb King, a successful real estate developer in a custom tailored suit, pays to listen to her read from her erotic novel.  Later, the mysterious Caleb with beautiful eyes asks her to read him a bedtime story at his penthouse condo – and she can’t say no to his demands.

But Emma’s been burnt before, and is reluctant to be the plaything of a rich man whose world is so different than hers. She also doesn’t need distractions because her business in danger of closing and everything she’s worked for is poised to crumble. Emma’s made it this far in life on her own, but as her one-night stand develops into something deeper, can she trust Caleb when his own secrets are revealed? 

So how steamy does it get?

It gets pretty steamy, but like my other two books, there’s a sweetness to it. Even beyond the hot sex, I love to write about the rush of love. I enjoy writing characters that fundamentally respect each other – but they have internal reasons why they don’t think they deserve a happy-ever-after. 

You have some such an amazing romance writer name. Some people may be surprised it’s not a pen name. Do you think perhaps it was a sign you were destine to be a romance writer?

Ha! I think it was. So many people ask me if my name is a pen name. But no, my parents were just hippies in California in the 1970s and wanted to name me something a little different. 

As a reader, what do you love most about romance novels?

I love reading about the chase. The flirtation. The banter. The anticipation of that first kiss, that first touch, that first moment when the characters know they’re about to have sex…I can’t get enough of that.

Visit Tamara Lush at her website.

A reader on Goodreads called  Tell Me a Story, “pure pleasure from the first sentence.”You can also get the book free at the links below:

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Find all five books in The Story Series.

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Vote For Love: Get 13 Free Romance Books

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By A.C. Rose

If you are a romantic at heart, you may be feeling a bit bummed by some of the less than positive vibes that have been permeating our lives.

Maybe you need a break. A romantic, sexy, swept-off-your feet kind of break. A time out to read some sweet–or steamy–romance (with and without hot billionaires).

That’s why a special group of my romance writing friends got together to launch a different campaign: To share our favorite love stories–as well as a book that pairs great reading with toys that make you feel sexy–and bring back pleasure and joy.

Our campaign is called: Forget Politics…Vote for love.

Studies show that even brief distractions from difficult news can help us rejuvenate. Taking time out to read a romance can help you reset your attitude. It can also bring you hope. Thirteen authors are offering thirteen reasons to hope and feel the love — 12 books and a pleasure pairing guide at a price you can’t beat. FREE. All thirteen!

As Elizabeth Cole,  author of A Heartless Design, puts it: “Romance is the antidote for cynicism. It reminds us that there is always hope for a happily ever after, no matter how dark things seem to get.”

These are amazing books by wonderful authors.  You can order them individually below. Each link takes you to the book pictured. You can read more about it and easily request the book in the format you need so you can start reading now.

These books are available only until November 12. So what are you waiting for?  Vote for love.

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1. Tell Me a Story by Tamara Lush

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2. Seventh Inning Heat by Lyssa Kay Adams

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3. Somewhere Warm by G.G. Andrew

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4. Blackberries in the Morning By Rebecca Brooks

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5. A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole

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6. My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

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7. A Matter of Trust by Kat Faitour

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8. Finding Hope by Stacy Finz

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9. Pleasure Pairing Guide by Thien-Kim Lam/Bawdy Bookworms

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10. The Hart and the Hound by Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae

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11. Caveman: A Short Story with Many Happy Endings by A.C. Rose

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12. Hearts and Flours by Jennifer Sable

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13. The Girl Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by Rachel Shane

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A.C. Rose is a love, romance, and entertainment columnist and author of steamy romance books including My Hot Cop and The Boss of Me. Look for her forthcoming romance, AROUSAL, on Amazon in December 2016. Visit her Website. Find A.C. Rose books on Amazon.

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Caveman: A Short Story with Many Happy Endings

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CAVEMAN is available for FREE for a limited time. Click here.

By A.C. Rose

It began at a party in New York City.

The Caveman spotted me from across the room and made his way over. We were at the Manhattan birthday party of a mutual friend, yet he approached as if we were in a romantic scene from a foreign-made film. He introduced himself and I extended my hand. Instead of shaking, he reached for it, brought it up to his mouth, and kissed it. He lingered there for a moment and looked at me with gorgeous blue eyes. His beautifully shaped mouth sent a rush of energy into my entire body.

“I’ve been watching you,” he said with a slight Eastern Bloc accent. “And I’ve been thinking you are a woman I am meant to meet.”

“Seriously?” I said, snapping back from my momentary daze from the surprise hand kiss. “That’s your pitch? I’m supposed to believe that?”

I eyed his handsome face and fit body, noted he was clothed in an expensive suit, and wondered if he were a player or a gigolo looking for a somewhat older woman like me to be his sugar mama.

“Why would I lie, Baby?” he asked, apparently surprised by my comment. “With me, what you see is what you get. I go after what I want but I don’t play games.”

“Everyone plays games.”

“Not me. And I don’t disappoint women.”

“Is that so? You’ve heard that from every one of the women you’ve ever known?”

“Yes. I have never had a bad relationship or a bad experience with a woman.”

“How old are you?”

“Old enough to know how to make a woman feel like a Goddess.”

“And young enough to be cocky and think you know it all.”

“I can tell you’ve been hurt. Don’t be bitter, Baby.”

“That’s a pretty big assumption to make, especially with someone you barely know.”

“But I’m right. You’ve been hurt and disappointed, and you are clearly very protective of yourself. And you have probably shut down, emotionally and sexually, because of bad romances. You need someone to love you back to happiness.”

“Okay, we’re done here.”

Arrogant. That was the first thought that crossed my mind. And really cute, hot, and built like an athlete or a fitness model were the thoughts that tumbled into my brain next. Truth is, he was perfect looking. And he was spot on. The accuracy of his statement made me squirm a little. I had been burned by too many thoughtless men and, over time, I had built a protective wall. I was stunned by his boldness and oddly excited by it too. But he was being a presumptuous ass. I should walk away from this stranger, and his annoying forthright assessment of my personal life, yet I seemed rooted in the same spot, wondering what would happen next.

“I know that past experiences would make you hesitant to be with a real man,” was his follow up. “I don’t want you to be hesitant with me.”

“I just met you two seconds ago,” I said. “I should slap you for being so rude and forward.”

“And I should just pick you up, put you over my shoulder, and carry you out of here, and into bed,” he said. “It will be the end result of this conversation, anyway. Why fight it?”

“What … are you a freaking caveman?” I snidely asked, with exasperation in my voice.

“Yes.” he said, looking deeply into my eyes as if trying to throw me off with his dominating glare. “And this caveman will not disappoint you.”

Continue reading for free for a limited time, here.

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Copyright 2015, A.C. Rose. All rights reserved.

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Author Angela Knight Teaches How to Write Hot

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Angela Knight is well-known for writing steamy novels and teaching others how to craft them. She believes both aspiring and published authors should always keep learning and improving.

Her next workshop is Burning Ink: How to Write Erotic Romances with Characters and Scenes that Sizzle. It’s offered by the Passionate Ink Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). The four week course starts September 8 and runs through October 6, 2016.

It’s for RWA/Passionate Ink members only but you can find out about joining RWA here and join Passionate Ink here. (Check her website for other courses over the year).

Also look for Angela’s latest novel is Paladin, the story of a fantasy novelist whose fictional hero becomes more real with every kiss.  We spoke with Angela about writing and teaching.

How would you define an erotic romance book?

An erotic romance is a romance in which the love scenes are a driving force in the plot. That is, they aren’t just porn breaks; if you tried to skip the love scenes, you’d have a hard time following the story because major plot events happen in those scenes.

Why do you suspect the field has become so popular and populated with new writers?

Women have historically been told that they shouldn’t like sex, that they’re sluts or worse if they do. If a woman is shown enjoying sex in, say, a horror movie, you can be sure she’s shortly going to die. Erotic romance shows women enjoying sex, going after what they want, and getting it. That’s very empowering. New writers are often readers who have discovered erotic romance and want to write it — to explore their own secret dreams of falling in love with an incredible man and doing all kinds of amazing, erotic things with him.

It’s been a few years since the steamy book market exploded. Why is it important for authors to update skills and gain new insights about how to craft good and sexy fiction?

I’ve been writing for 20 years, and I’ve written more than 50 novels, ebooks, and novellas, yet every year I go to conferences and read books on writing, often by people who haven’t written as many books as I have. Yet I often find I learn something new about the craft even from a writer who has less experience than I do. Maybe she’s created an interesting technique I haven’t thought of, or gives me an insight I didn’t have. The minute you think you’ve learned everything and have it down is the minute you start getting stale. It’s vital for writers to experiment with new techniques and learn new things in order to keep their work fresh and challenging. Otherwise you might as well flip burgers.

Can you share one secret ingredient needed to make erotic tension sizzle in a novel that you use in your own books?

Conflict. If the characters have a tremendous physical attraction, and yet some really good reason they think they really shouldn’t go to bed, that just lights a wonderful erotic fuse on the firecracker.

What are some of the keys to erotic romance writing success you will cover in your upcoming workshop?

We will be exploring how to:

  • Write a romance hot enough to burn the pixels off the screen.
  • Create characters with the intense sensuality needed in erotic romance
  • Build a believable erotic attraction that gets lovers into bed without turning either of them into sluts.
  • Design a plot in which sex plays a major role, without morphing into porn.
  • Craft an evolving romance with intense sexuality.
  • Give readers something they haven’t seen before.

Is your course also helpful for people who have trouble writing sex scenes? How so?

The mistake people make is they focus on what they’re revealing about themselves when they write a love scene. We have the attitude this is something good women aren’t supposed to talk about in such steamy detail. Put all that aside. Focus on the characters. Here you’ve created this sexy, remarkable man and this heroic woman.  You’ve worked so hard to build their romance. Now you have to give them the amazing sex scene these people deserve. You have to show how glorious it is. You don’t want your hot, sexy stud to be a lousy lover, right? Of course not. Focus on that, and you won’t feel shy about what you’re doing. Because then it’s THEM, not you.

People tend to think erotic novels are about the author’s love life? Any thoughts on how true or untrue that may be?

I also write about vampires. Nobody asks me if I drink blood. <Smile>

What makes you fall in love — or lust– with a character when you are writing?

I have to fall in love with him, or I can’t write about him. I think heroism and the fact that he genuinely cares about the heroine. She’s not just a piece of ass to him. Though it’s also important that he really CRAVES her, and that he’s dominant and demanding.

Where does the magic happen? Do you write in a home office?

Yep, sure do. Though these days I also go out and dictate the day’s pages into my smart phone in four-mile walks. Then I use Dragon Naturally Speaking to transcribe the pages. If I just wrote it at the keyboard, it would probably take me four or five hours to write 2000 words. This way I get it done in an hour and a half.

And the question we ask all authors: Why do you think erotic romances are good for readers?

Because sex is great for the brain and body. There have been all kinds of studies that say a good orgasm is fabulous for promoting mental and emotional health. It’s also good for your relationship with your significant other, because a hot romance makes you want to find your lover and try out some of the fun things you just read about! There’s just no downside to reading erotic romance, no matter what the prudes may say.

Find out more about Angela Knight here.

Buy her latest book, Paladin.

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How to Write Erotic Romances with Characters and Scenes that Sizzle

Erotic romance authors: Here’s a chance to brush up on your skills and learn new tricks to writing sizzling fiction. Don’t miss this workshop! It is free to members of Passionate Ink, a chapter of Romance Writers of America. Click here to join PI.

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Burning Ink: How to Write Erotic Romances with Characters and Scenes that Sizzle
By Angela Knight
September 8 through October 6, 2016
TRACK: Craft
LENGTH: Four Weeks
FREE for Passionate Ink Members
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE –Click here to join PI

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

New York Times bestselling erotic romance author Angela Knight is back by popular demand with an all-new course on how to write erotic romance book. It’s been a few years since the steamy book market exploded and it’s time to update your skills and gain new insights about how to craft good and sexy fiction. Angela will cover everything from setting to sensual detail to BDSM. And she will discuss how to:

  • Write a romance hot enough to burn the pixels off the screen.
  • Create characters with the intense sensuality needed in erotic romance
  • Build a believable erotic attraction that gets lovers into bed without turning either of them into sluts.
  • Design a plot in which sex plays a major role, without morphing into porn.
  • Craft an evolving romance with intense sexuality.
  • Give readers something they haven’t seen before.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse paranormal series for Penguin Putnam’s Berkley imprint. She started out as a comic book writer in 1988, but was first published in erotic romance in 1996 in Red Sage’s Secrets anthology series. Since then, she has written 21 novellas and eight novels. She has also won two Critics Choice awards from Romantic Times magazine for Best Erotic Romance and Best Werewolf Romance. This year, she was nominated for a career achievement award as well as an award for Best Shapeshifter for Master of Dragons. All of her novels have received Top Picks from the critics at Romantic Times.

This exclusive workshop is for Passionate Ink members only. PI members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their required Registration Key. Click here to register.

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Jessie Clever Shows Romance Authors How to Create and Manage Newsletters

Every author needs a newsletter and an Email list of readers. But where do you even start? And how do your build your list?

Newsletters are a dynamic vehicle for communicating with readers between books — and selling books when published — but your newsletter is only as good as its content. Find out how and where to launch your newsletter, how to add value, and how to develop rapport with readers and keep them interested.

We spoke with Jessie Clever, who is teaching 16 Secrets to Creating a Successful Author Newsletter, August 8 through September 2, 2016. This offered online via Passionate Ink/Romance Writers of America.

How to Register: Click here to register. RWA Members should login to myRWA to receive their 10% discount. PI members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their 25% Discount Code.

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$25.00 for Non-RWA Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)

Why is a newsletter so important for author?
A newsletter is the strongest tool in your marketing arsenal.  It is your one direct connection to your reader that will guarantee delivery of your message. This reader has already indicated they are interested in your work, and your newsletter can take them from a casual read to an autobuy.
With so many newsletters out that, how can an author stand out?
There are two objectives you want to keep in mind when crafting your newsletter.  You want to make it memorable and you want to establish a personal connection with the reader.  The second is probably the strongest link you can create between you and your reader.  Be sure to focus on that for every newsletter.
What are some of the platforms authors can use to create newsletters?
Platforms range from Constant Contact to Mad Mimi to MailChimp.  In this workshop we’ll spend an entire lesson on determining which platform is right for you.  It’s not about one being better than the other.  It’s finding one that makes creating a newsletter seem less like a chore, so you’re more apt to complete it on a regular schedule.
What kind of bonus material makes newletters appealing?
Readers want more of the same.  The best bonus material is that which inserts the reader back into the world you’ve created.  Whether it’s a short story or a character interview, give the readers more of what they already love.
What are the topics covered in your class
Lesson 1: Choosing the Right Features
Lesson 2: Choosing a Platform
Lesson 3: Get Readers to Sign Up
Lesson 4: Avoiding Spammers
Lesson 5: Responsive Design
Lesson 6: Consistent Features
Lesson 7: Using Polls and Surveys
Lesson 8: Bonus Materials
Lesson 9: Get Personal
Lesson 10: Utilizing Photos
Lesson 11: Get Subscribers to Share Your Newsletter
Lesson 12: Giveaways
Lesson 13: Give Readers a Reason to Sign Up
Lesson 14: Buddy Up
Lesson 15: Members Only
Lesson 16: When to Send a Newsletter
Can participants look forward to your feedback and support on their newsletter ideas and plans?
Absolutely!  The last few days of the class are saved entirely to present your ideas and mock ups to the class and receive feedback.  This workshop will be a wealth of experience, and I want my students to be able to take advantage of that.
Anything else you hope to impart?
Newsletters above all else are the most important tool you have in marketing.  They are your direct connection to your reader.  Make the most of it.

Click here to register. RWA Members should login to myRWA to receive their 10% discount. PI members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their 25% Discount Code.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged***

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