Special Guest Jessica Lauryn

Thanks so much for having me back, Jenn!  I’d like to share a bit about my latest
release, Dangerous Proposition, and talk about one of my favorite elements in
romance novels—danger.
A huge fan of Romantic Suspense, I love to test the
waters by adding lots of danger to my stories. 
Danger adds suspense by virtue of its very nature.  And what better way to bring a reluctant hero
and heroine together than by throwing them into a situation where both are
fearing for their lives?
Even more so than in my other titles, I really
wanted to play up the element of danger in Dangerous Proposition.  My initial goal was to create a story in
which the hero and heroine would end up held captive together in a room, believing
it would be their last night, and act on their burning attraction
accordingly.  Consequently, I had to
create a dangerous world for heroine Julia Dyson and hero Colin Westwood, one
in which there were many unanswered questions, deep hidden feelings, and an
attraction that is burning so hot, it’s literally about to go up in flames!
Dangerous Proposition opens with Julia and her best
friend Abigail walking into Julia’s father’s office.  Tucker Dyson has been abducted and the only
clue left behind is a man’s name in his caller history, Julia’s teenage crush
Colin Westwood.  Colin, who is extremely
attracted to Julia upon meeting her, says that he is her father’s superior in
the FBI and agrees to bring Julia to New York with him while he searches for
Tucker.  What Colin does not reveal is
the world of secrets he’s actually keeping. 
Let the danger begin!
Danger, when used best in Romantic Suspense, elicits
fear, which can spur a looming attraction between a hero and heroine.  As I’m writing this post, I’m reading Trust
Me by Brenda Novak.  In Novak’s story,
heroine Skye Kellerman is being terrorized by the man who tried to rape her
years ago.  Hero detective David Willis
is forced to let go of the burdens holding him back in order to come to Skye’s
aid.  A terrifying situation leads to the
two falling into each other’s arms and giving into their helpless attraction
for one another, something which occurs much more quickly given this added element
of suspense.  In fact it doesn’t just occur
quickly—the danger element can heat-up that first love scene, making it
downright scorching!

Even the smallest element of danger can cause a
reluctant hero to bring out his best side—his protective one.  A hero’s unconscious need to protect is
heightened exponentially when there’s danger, especially if the heroine he’s
attracted to is at the crux of it. 
Danger has the potential to take a shy, reluctant, arrogant or otherwise
oblivious man and turn him into what we all love—a hero!  What a powerful element indeed! 

The Fangirl’s Dream: Fierce Dolan

The Fangirl’s Dream
by Fierce Dolan
Blurb
Siler Dunham would do anything to have Farraj Reza, hero
of the smash network TV drama, Endangered. Every
week she tunes in to watch him calculate the rescue of fellow bus crash
survivors trapped deep in the jungle by a ruthless drug lord. A federal public
defender with a penchant for saving the unsavable, she can’t resist his sad
story, or his badass charm. When she seeks a matchmaking service to meet him,
their one night stand isn’t what she expected. Forced to choose between
unbridled lust and compassion, Siler must forgo her fantasy… or mustn’t she?
Excerpt
His lashes fluttered, then his eyes widened. The gun
didn’t waver. “Who are you? Where did you come from?”
“I’m here for you, Farraj, or whatever your name is. I
came to meet you. You know—”
He pressed the gun into her neck. “I don’t know what
you’re talking about.”
“Hawa’a. That’s it right, what I’m supposed to say—some
kind of watch word?”
Jaw clenched, his cheek twitched and she imagined
feeling it under her lips. “Who told you that word?”
Balancing on her knees with her arms raised in
surrender, she toppled onto her bottom. Grit clung to the back of her legs. Something’s not right. “Madame Eve, the woman who
arranged our meeting. She told me to say Hawa’a, first thing.”
As much as her restricted movement allowed, she looked
around. Tiny beach. Palm trees. Crystal clear water. The
cove….

Annoyed, Siler nudged the gun back with her elbow and
stood, brushing sand from her bottom and smoothing her wilting skirt. Sweat
beaded her brow, and her carefully disheveled tresses cascaded in limp curls
over her shoulders.
“What is this?” Knuckles bracing her hips, she glared
down the lowered barrel. “This is not what I asked
for. What the fuck? Is this some kind of joke?”
Disappointment rolled in her stomach and tears stung her
eyes. I’m such an idiot. “You know what? Let’s just forget
this whole ‘one-night’ thing, and I’ll go home.” Palms up, she took a step to one side then the other. The only evident path lay
behind him. She would have to pass him, and the shotgun.
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About Fierce
Erotic mezzofiction
writer, Fierce is imagination shapeshifted as a scribe taunting blank pages and
carpal tunnel, neither of which are much use for deadlines. Close allies are
impeccable timing and a trusty masseuse. Being a switch I/ENFP doesn’t hurt.
For kicks Fierce has other personas across several genres, tends to fill in
“Other” on surveys without explaining, and chooses the finality of the Japanese
Tamagotchi.
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Special Guest: Caridad Piñeiro – To Catch a Princess

Gambling at Love:  To win her
heart he has to risk his secrets. . .
Romantic Times: 4
Stars
– “From the first page, the pacing is strong, the action plentiful
and the characters interesting enough to hook you in.”
Untold wealth, a loving family, a solid career
in America: the only thing Princess Tatiana lacks is the one thing she really
doesn’t want—a husband. Unfortunately, her parents have just arranged her
marriage to a royal from the old country. Are they kidding? It’s the
twenty-first century!
Police Detective Peter Roman is a royal living
incognito … and escaping a secret that has haunted his family for years. He’s
been quietly in love with his best friend Prince Alexander’s sister for as long
as he can remember. Little does she know that he is secretly the Grand Duke to
whom she is unwillingly betrothed…
When a series of high-end jewelry heists
threatens Tatiana’s exclusive charity exhibition in glamorous Monaco, the two
must trap the clever jewel thief before he strikes again. In a fight for their
lives, Peter’s secret identity is revealed. With danger and passion increasing
to the breaking point, she must decide: catch a thief…or trust the heart of
her true love.