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REB: Some Hot 1 Night Stand stories & more from Decadent Publishing!

These are all books I’ve recently read and enjoyed. Thus, I thought I’d share them with you. Enjoy!

Somewhere In Between (a 1NightStand story) by Stacey Kennedy

Publication date: September 13, 2011 by Decadent Publishing

GLBT, Menage, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

From Goodreads:

U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Tanning is in a race to catch a serial killer who has evaded the authorities. Just as the case hits a dead end, an unexpected email gives him a lead. As much as he wants to share the surprising message with his lover, Rye Daniels, he must hunt a killer first. 

Darby Grant never expected that one night would change her life forever, but that’s exactly what happened. Not only has she been abducted, but she is in a situation that nightmares are made of. As she begins to lose all hope, fate steps in to offer her aid, but she’s well aware things will never be the same again. Soon, though, Darby begins to realize that might not be such a bad thing…

Somewhere In Between is available from:

Find Stacey Kennedy on her Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

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One Hot Australian Night (a 1NightStand story) by Liia Ann White

Publication date: July 15, 2011 by Decadent Publishing

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

From Goodreads:

When it comes to love, Zalia is a cynic. After her last boyfriend cheated on and dumped her on Valentine’s Day; who can blame her? But after three years of her friend’s pestering, she’s decided to get back in the dating game. She agrees to contact the reputable dating agency 1NightStand with the understanding that if it doesn’t work, it’s a sign she’s destined to be single. 

After a month of no luck, Madame Evangeline finds what she believes is Zalia’s perfect match. 

Xavier is a hot successful lawyer. Two years after his wife’s sudden death he wants to find love again, but doesn’t know how. 

When they finally meet will sparks fly or will it be a failed attempt at happiness?

One Hot Australian Night is available from:

Find Liia Ann White on her Website/Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

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Dessert First by Emily Cale

Publication date: August 10, 2011 by Decadent Publishing

Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

From Goodreads:

Playing perfect daughter at her mother’s parties isn’t Alexis Arnette’s idea of a good time. She always leaves grumpy and hungry. Unimpressed with the spread laid out in the living room, she sneaks off to the kitchen to find something a little more satisfying. What she discovers is chef Morgan Crane, a man who is even more delicious than his baked goods. When one taste of his creations leads to more and her good girl demeanor dissolves, would the boring evening turn into one she’ll never forget?

Dessert First is available from:

Find Emily Cale on her Blog, Twitter and Goodreads.

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Lace, Lightning and Multiple Orgasms (a 1NightStand story) by Azura Ice

Publication date: August 28, 2011 by Decadent Publishing

Science Fiction Romance, Menage, Erotic Romance

From Goodreads:

When Madame Evangeline sees Ellecia Lightmaiden trying to call lightning from a clear night sky, she’s a perfect candidate to experience the new Castillo resort on Planet Vyzani. Stuck on Earth, Ellecia has never been able to find a man who sates her sexual appetite to generate the power she craves. Goaded into going on a date her boss has paid for, she relents once she learns Madame Evangeline has chosen four younger men for her.

However, the method in which Ellecia must travel to Vyzani is terrifying. Can she trust science to send her through cyberspace without losing her body or re-assembling it wrong? And if she does make it to her waiting men, will they be compatible and quench her need for incredible sex?

Perhaps Madame Evangeline’s perceptiveness has sent Ellecia across a galaxy to love.

Lace, Lightning and Multiple Orgasms is available from:

Find Azura Ice on her Website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

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Cake Writing: Guest Post by Emily Cale & BOOK GIVEAWAY

First, I’d really like to thank Jessica for having me here today to talk about my newest release, Dessert First.

Recently, a friend managed to make me agree to bake the groom’s cake for her wedding. I do a lot of baking for friends’ birthday parties and because I like the challenge, but never anything this large or stressful. So late on a Friday night, my husband and I sat at the dining room table eyeing the nine cakes stacked in front of us and preparing for the daunting task of turning it into a mountain.

We carved the stack the way we’d done for the practice cake, but it didn’t look right. It didn’t look like a mountain. It didn’t look like anything except a giant pile of chocolate cake. I was immediately upset and began insisting that we would need to start over because the whole thing wasn’t working (never mind that it took 5 hours just to bake the cakes and that every dish we own was already dirty). He, being the rational one, said no.

So, I started frosting it. The first layer is the crumb layer and really doesn’t do much but lay a base. Still, even I had to admit that it looked a little better. Not yet a mountain, but like something. Then came the real work. The next layer of frosting went on thick and covered every surface. When it was done, the cake no longer looked like three different sized circles stacked on top of one another. I dare say that someone might even know what it was without being told. I started to relax a little and think we might pull it off.

All the little details slowly cake together. Rice Krispie treats covered in brown frosting formed rocks, shrubs were put into place, and licorice rope was tied to the top for the groom to climb. Finally, I got to put in the river running down a ledge and add some nice summer flowers.

You know what? The bride was thrilled when she came to get it. The bridesmaids took a hundred photos. The groom hugged and thanked me at the wedding. It looked pretty damn good sitting up at the front of the reception hall.

Making this cake wasn’t so different from writing a story. The first draft is like the carved cake. It looks like crap and even the author isn’t entirely sure what it’s supposed to be. It’s easy to say that it won’t ever work, throw it out, and start over. The thing is, you’ll never get a finished cake (or manuscript). That part isn’t supposed to look pretty. You have to do revisions and slather on a nice layer of frosting that helps the story take shape. Then there are all the little flowers and rocks that get dotted in during edits that really make it shine.

I wish my cakes came out of the oven looking absolutely perfect and I wish stories fell out of head from chapter 1 to the end without missing a thing. It doesn’t happen though. That’s why the process is so important. If I had pulled the cake out of the oven looking amazing, I wouldn’t have been so proud of it at the actual wedding. As much hard work as it was, I was glad that I did it and could take credit for all of it, even the parts that weren’t absolutely perfect.

Enough writing talk. Who wants a copy of Dessert First? Leave a comment with your favorite dessert or a question for me (or both) and I’ll enter you for a chance to win. Contest is international and ends September 5th, 2011 at midnight EST. Winner will be notified by email.

Blurb:
Playing perfect daughter at her mother’s parties isn’t Alexis Arnette’s idea of a good time. She always leaves grumpy and hungry. Unimpressed with the spread laid out in the living room, she sneaks off to the kitchen to find something a little more satisfying. What she discovers is chef Morgan Crane, a man who is even more delicious than his baked goods. When one taste of his creations leads to more and her good girl demeanor dissolves, would the boring evening turn into one she’ll never forget?

Buy link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=322&osCsid=164037be35562f7bfc124229576cbe20