Friday, December 18, 2009

Windswept Shore by Janice Seagraves

Windswept Shores by Janice Seagraves
Coming Soon 02/04/2010

Windswept Shores by Janice Seagraves
Cover Contest Winner erotic contemporary romance novella
(approx 25-30K)
price $3.50
Cover Art by Pink Petal Books with assistance from Winterheart Design
ISBN# to be assigned

BLURB: The sole survivor of a plane crash, Megan is alone on a deserted island in the Bahamas until she finds a nearly-drowned man washed up on shore. Another survivor, this time from a boat wreck.
With only meager survival skills between them, will they survive and can they find love?
Yup, this one is mine.
I wrote it two years ago, and when I saw the cover contest at Pink Petal books I liked the second cover, and thought it would be perfect for my ms Windswept.
So I polished it up and sent it in. I wish I could say I turned my mind to other things. But . . .
The truth is I felt a little ill, lol.
It was the first time I have ever sent off a full book length manuscript off. Well it wasn't just like that, I had to make up a submission package first. That's the first three chapter which have to be perfectly edited, the blurb, and the synopsis.
But I did it.
Then I got a request for the full manuscript, then after a two week wait I got the word . . . a contract offer on my book. I had to read the email several times just to make sure I wasn't seeing things, lol. I think a lot of writers have that same reaction.
I have a lot of good people to thank who gave the courage to enter this contest. All the good puppies at Avoid Writer Hell yahoo group. My Mentor Faith Bicknell-Brown she calls us her puppies, and hits us with a rolled up newspaper when we're been bad. Tess McKall, her second in command.
My writer friends Lisa Griffin, Connie Wood, and Brenda Weaver who I bugged constantly for advice. Which one reads better--one, two or three?
My first beta reader Gaynor Lewis, who read my baby when it was just a dream and a couple of chapters.
And the first person to read the whole thing Connie Wood.
She Beta read the full ms, and gave me lots of great advice. You see my hero is from Australia, and so is Connie.
I will forever be indebted to her for her encouragement, and her help with the Aussie slang. She also helped me nail down who my hero Seth is, and where he grew up. We decided that he grew up in Sidney Australia, and learned how to surf at Bondi beach.
It was a lot of fun doing the research for my book. I did tons of web-searches, bought books on how to speak Australian, and on the Bahamas. I also bought a film made by a Bahamian featuring one of the main islands, and another with just film footage of the beaches called Waves. I like to hear the sound of the waves don't you?
Did you know that there are something like three hundred islands that make up the Bahamas? And only about eighty are inhabited? The water is a natural teal color, and an iridescent purple at night. The sea is somewhat shallow and reefing by boats is a real hazard. That's why I had my hero's boat get reefed.
My heroine Megan, was heading to the main vacation spot Nassau when her plane went down, she was the first one to the island and had to figure out how to stay alive.
But life isn't easy on a deserted island, they face dangerously brittle trees, cannibal crabs, meat eating boars, unpredictable weather and even pirates.
But will they find love?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

All Romance eBooks

All Romance eBooks Offers Over 50,000 DRM Titles to Readers on the iPhone Online eBook ( retailer All Romance eBooks™ (ARe) now carries thousands of DRM titles in the eReader format making them available to iPhone and iPod Touch users of the Lexcycle Stanza app.
Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) Dec! ember 10, 2009 -- ARe announced today a move to include the eReader format as an option for their eBook downloads that will increase the number of titles available to Stanza users from 10,000 to over 50,000, including protected DRM files on both their All Romance and OmniLit mobile sites.
"Many of our titles are only available in formats which include DRM (digital rights manager), a form of encryption," explains ARe's founder Lori James. "Now with the addition of the eReader format, we can offer a solution to our mobile readers who want to buy titles such as Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Stephanie Meyer's New Moon, or Lora Leigh's Bengal's Heart."
ARe and Lexcycle, the company behind the critically acclaimed Stanza electronic book reader, joined forces and began offering eBooks to iPhone and iPod users last November. The titles from both of ARe's sites, including fiction, non-fiction, and romance eBooks ( are accessible for reading on Stanza. Stanza is available from the iTunes App Store for free.
About Lexcycle and Stanza Lexcycle strives to bring the digital reading revolution to readers around the world. With over 2.7 million users in 75 countries, Lexcycle's Stanza is one of the most popular electronic book readers for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. To learn more, visit
About All Romance eBooks All Romance eBooks, LLC was founded in 2006, is privately held in partnership, and headquartered in Palm Harbor, Florida. The company owns All Romance, which specializes in the sale of romance eBooks and OmniLit, which sells both fiction and non-fiction eBooks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Introducing Ava James's One Dark Night

For One Dark Knight
By: Ava James Other books by Ava James Categories: Historical Mainstream ROMANCE Word Count: 63,277Heat Level: SENSUAL Published By: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.

AVAILABLE: Tuesday, September 29th
Past the suitable age for marriage, Lady Isobel longs for her life to begin. When the chance to flee the clutches of her misery arises, she sets out on a journey to her dower lands and childhood home. But no road is without its perils, and she soon finds she needs someone by her side.
Sir Robert de Gever's duties become vastly more complicated when Lady Isobel stumbles into his life in need of rescue. Questions arise and secrets run deep, leaving desire and suspicion to war within him.
Intrigue awaits the pair, and conspirators abound. Is the bond of one dark night spent together strong enough to save them from their fears?

For One Dark Knight
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, HTML, Mobipocket Price: $5.50


He wished he could keep her locked away—far, far away. The woman
looked as though she were arming herself for battle. Her sweet smiles
changed the instant the last of the men quit the room.

“What is the matter?” Isobel asked with a clipped tone.

“What is the matter?” Robert began his counterattack in falsetto. “Where should I start? My men have all left their posts, and training, to come to the beck and call of the devilish temptress besieging Durham .” He watched her eyes grow wide as he spoke. How was it that even now, he could think of nothing but her lips?
“Devilish temptress? If I tempted any man, it was in no way intentional,
and in every way a result of the man’s baser interests.” Isobel took a
challenging step toward him. She accused him with her eyes and her words. "Furthermore, if it weren't for yer noble act of imprisonment, I would not be here!"

Robert stepped closer to her. Her feminine scent wafted into his
nostrils. She easily broke his train of thought. The aroma that lingered about her intoxicated his senses. Beyond doubt, she was a foul temptress! With every attempt to ignore her, he failed miserably. Each time he was in her presence she distracted him. If it was not her beauty that caught his
attention, it was her voice and words. The woman drew him in and he did
not care to be so affected by her. He needed to reign in his thoughts and

Focus, focus.

In a much calmer voice he said, “Would ye rather I left ye to be ravished
by those Saxon mercenaries?” He took another step closer to her as he spoke. He watched her gaze fall to his lips. Her pink tongue crossed her own bottom lip, and a blush came to her soft cheeks. God’s wounds, he felt too much for this lady. She drew away. “Ravished by those Saxons is not what I want.” Her voice weak, and unusually breathy, he wondered just who she’d like to be ravished by.

His own errant mind conjured up dangerous visions of her naked body slick against his own. He couldn’t help himself, so he asked just what he’d been wondering. “What do ye want?"

Friday, July 24, 2009

An Announcement from Brenda Weaver

For those of you that have not yet bought Hell's Raging Fury it is available now at
New cover, same incredible story!
Hope you enjoy and tell all your friends!


Brenda J Weaver
Romance Novelist
Dragon Lord of Kells: Book 1 The Empowered Spirits Series available at
Ancestors of Fire: Book 2 The Empowered Spirits Series available March 2010
The Guardian: Book 3 The Empowered Spirits Series TBA

dreams are born within the imagination of our souls....let me weave the magic in yours

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Two book trailers from Brenda Weaver

Two book trailers from Brenda Weaver
Dragon Lord of Kells
(If I did it right)

The second in the series:
The Empowered Spirit Series! Book #2 will be Ancestors of Fire

Brenda wants everyone to know that the Dragon Lord of Kells will be the first installment to my new The Empowered Spirit Series! Book #2 will be Ancestors of Fire and Book #3 will be The Guardian.