Monday, September 26, 2016

NEW #SUBMISSIONS CALL! Braving the Elements #Fantasy #Anthology


Roane Publishing is seeking submissions for our upcoming ‘ELEMENTS’ themed fantasy anthology!


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Theme: We don’t want your average flame-throwing, Storm-type hero. Give us unique—a woman with the Midas touch, or a tree-whispering peasant who holds nature's life and death in his hands.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2016


  • No contemporary settings, SF, or steampunk.
  • We want hard-core, old-school fantasy—high, medieval, sword & sorcery.
  • No YA
  • No reprints
  • Stories must be at least 15k in length, but should be no more than 20k
  • Romance is not a requirement

*NOTE: Earth and metal elements have been filled for this anthology, but if you’ve got a great idea – and a FRESH take on something more than ordinary, we want to see it!

For more information, please visit the SUBMISSION PAGE.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

#FREE Reads! The Strangest People #Romance and Sacrificial Oath #Fantasy

FRIDAY'S FREE READS!













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Today's Ebook #GIVEAWAY! 



An Outlaw in her Bed
Erotic Romance / Western
by Kastil Eavenshade

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How to enter? Simply head over to THIS FACEBOOK POST and 'like', tag a friend, and share! 1 tag = 1 entry.

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page Sat before noon.


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And don't forget about the SCAVENGER HUNT taking place all week long! Tons of prizes including FIVE signed RP titles and a big swag pack!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#FREE Reads! One Savory Summer #Fantasy #Romance and Love Takes the Cake #Romance

THURSDAY'S FREE READS!













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Today's Ebook #GIVEAWAY! 



Morgan's Mountain
Romance Novella
by Krista Ames

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How to enter? Simply head over to THIS FACEBOOK POST and 'like', tag a friend, and share! 1 tag = 1 entry.

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page Fri before noon.


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And don't forget about the SCAVENGER HUNT taking place all week long! Tons of prizes including FIVE signed RP titles and a big swag pack!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#FREE Reads! I'll be Waiting #Romance and Freedom Found #Erotic #Menage #MMF #Giveaway

WEDNESDAY'S FREE READS!



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Today's Ebook #GIVEAWAY! 



Finding Freedom
Found by Fate 2
Erotic Romance / Menage
by Lynn Burke

The first part of Tessa's story from today's FREE Read, Freedom Found!

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How to enter? Simply head over to THIS FACEBOOK POST and 'like', tag a friend, and share! 1 tag = 1 entry.

Winner will be announced on our Facebook page Thur before noon.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#FREE Reads! Drained #Paranormal and Melissa's Sweetheart #YAlit

TUESDAY'S FREE READS!




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Today's Ebook #GIVEAWAY! 



Portals
Fantasy Anthology
by Various Authors

Some paths aren’t meant to be tread…

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Winner will be announced on our Facebook page Wed before noon.


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Birthday to @RoanePublishing! **SCAVENGER HUNT!** Win 5 Signed Books and SWAG!





We are 

CELEBRATING 3YRS 

with a good old fashioned Scavenger Hunt!



Some of our authors and blogger team are taking part in the Scavenger Hunt, with goodies up for grabs at EVERY stop along the way! 

Enter in the Scavenger Hunt and you 
could win...



Each hunt participant has a letter(s) in their post - in order to enter for Roane Publishing's GRAND PRIZE, you will need to gather all of the letters along the way, then unscramble them to find the secret message. 

Don’t worry if you get lost or mixed up with the linky list. Simply hop back to the ROANE PUBLISHING BLOG POST by clicking on the link or either of the Hunt buttons where you can find the complete list of participants and links.


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ROANE PUBLISHING'S SECRET LETTERS ARE...






Already gathered the rest of the letters and know the message? Then check out the Rafflecopter below & enter for your chance to win! 

*HINT* the answer is found here in RP's blog post!!



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Also in celebration, Roane Publishing is offering a 25% SITE-WIDE sale! Simply use the Promo Code: 3YEARS at checkout time to get those savings!



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Open to US citizens only.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cover Reveal: Harvest Moon #Romance #Anthology #Autumn


Harvest Moon
A Sweet Romance Anthology
By Various Authors
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Keywords: Sweet, Romance, Autumn, Harvest, Contemporary, Short Stories

Claire Davon – Opposite Directions (Contemporary Romance)

Blurb: Vanessa left her small Iowa town for the bright lights of Miami, also leaving behind the boy who devastated her young self by cheating on her with another local girl. Returning after four years to take a teaching job, she finds her attraction to Zane has not diminished in the time she’s been away.
Zane also works at the school and offers to show Vanessa the ropes. She cannot deny her attraction to him is still there, but is unsure if she should act on it. He broke her heart once, could he do so again? Or would their older, wiser selves be able to navigate the tricky waters of love and forgiveness, leading them back to each other’s arms?

Nemma Wollenfang – Amidst the Strawberry Fields (YA Romance)

Blurb: Good grades, happy home, pampered life, perfect boyfriend – sixteen-year-old Beth has it all. She tells herself that… a lot. That is until the new students arrive from the recently-built Traveller’s Site, led by the rakishly handsome Razovan Verlak, who begins to turn her world upside-down. The school didn’t want them, the town tried to avoid them, and Beth is determined to ignore him—them. But Raz is not to be ignored, and he has his sights set on her.
With the autumn harvest due in, and her boyfriend and the usual harvesters notably absent, Beth and her mother have to accept alternative help to bring in their farm’s crops. And Raz is all too eager to oblige. But Beth is uneasy, and with good reason. Raz and his crew have developed a worrying reputation around town. Assault, vandalism, theft – it seems there’s nothing they haven’t done…according to rumour. But are the gossips to be believed?
Will Beth listen to the disturbing tales and keep her distance? Or will she decide for herself and get to know the real Raz as they work together, amidst the strawberry fields?

T.E. Hodden – Autumn Leaves

Blurb: So there I was, on the worst afternoon of my life, surrounded by the kind of argument that left me shaken and single. And there, in the park is Autumn, a beautiful, funny, sweet, trans-girl, who seems to be the only person in the world having a worse day than me. And that...that doesn't seem right.
So, here we are. I have one day, to make her smile, and change her world, before Autumn leaves to face her winter.

Laura Lamoreaux and T.L. French – A Harvest Homecoming

Blurb: When Tanya Sheldon loses her job and her marriage in the same day, she thinks her life is over. Unable to find anything else, she agrees to take a teaching position in her old high school, but moving back to Silver Lake turns out to be harder than she expected when old feelings come to light.
Tanya rejected Jake Green when they were younger, but now he’s all grown up and teaching across the hall. And for a minute, Tanya thought she might have something in her future other than a box of cats. But the moment is gone when Jake’s beautiful girlfriend Ashley returns. After learning the hard way what it’s like to be cheated on, there’s no way Tanya will let herself fall for Jake.

Patricia Crisafulli – Moon Dance

Blurb: For Anna Oliver, life is one big to-do list and her responsibilities, large and crushing. Divorced and a single mother, needing to care for her own mother who is struggling with a cancer diagnosis, Anna has returned to her too-small hometown, which cannot compare with the life she enjoyed in Brooklyn. Now she is overqualified for her job in a community library and overburdened by everything.
When a storm brings down a tree on her roof—revealing damage that the insurance company won’t pay for—Anna feels as split in two as that old ash. Then someone unexpected comes into her life, and she must confront her need to trust, which seems far too difficult and risky. But under the harvest moon, anything can change.


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Friday, September 2, 2016

#FlashFiction Friday! How Well Do You Know Your Spouse? a #FREE Read by Fiona McGier

How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?
By: Fiona McGier

She sighed with exasperation. "Really, Robert? You forgot your dentures? Where did you go without them?"
         Jealousy ate at her. They'd had a whirlwind courtship involving lots of passionate love-making. Their wedding had been a private affair with only a few friends invited. They'd squeezed it in between the election and the inauguration. But lately, he'd been going out at night alone at least once a week and coming home late smelling of perfume which was not hers. She grabbed her keys and her cell phone and called his chauffeur. "I know it's his night out, but he forgot something really important. Where is he?”
After finding out he’d been dropped off at a club she’d never heard of, she got into her Corvette, one of the last vestiges of private life that she had insisted on keeping. At her destination, she handed her keys over to the valet before going inside to find her errant husband, after raising her well-shaped eyebrows at the exorbitant cover charge. She edged over to an open stool at the bar while scanning the crowd, but still hadn't seen any familiar faces when the house lights dimmed and the show started. It was a mildly entertaining variety-type show filled with innuendo-laden skits broken up with music and dance routines. During one of the dance routines, she grinned as she noticed one of the performers trying to be discreet about tucking padding back into the top of the strapless dress.
"Excuse me, is this a drag show?" She asked the bartender as he brought her the glass of Chablis she'd ordered.
           He smiled, "Aren't you the observant one, honey?"
           A loud laugh went around the audience, and she turned to see an extravagantly-clad dancer begin to do a sexy samba, while wearing 5-inch spiked sandals, with a fruit basket balanced precariously atop a towering wig. She laughed along with the rest of the customers, at the dancer who managed to look sexy while being extremely funny. When the dance was over and everyone was cheering, the dancer bowed multiple times, to thank everyone. As she/he turned to the bar area, he looked directly into her eyes and she saw recognition along with a quick flash of fear. The curtain closed and the house lights came back on.
Karen was already on her feet, heading for the backstage area. She gained access to it with a few choice bills handed to the bouncer. “Which door for the last dancer?”
The bouncer tilted his head towards the end of the hall.  
She strode quickly over to knock on the door, turning the handle even before she heard, "Come in."
He was alone. Their eyes met once again and the dancer sagged into the nearest chair in a position of despair.
           "I didn't mean for you to find out this way," he began.
           "How were you planning on telling me? And when?" She tried to keep the irritation out of her voice.
           "I thought I had more time..."
           She peered closely at the face she barely recognized under the stage make-up.
           "How is it you have teeth?" She opened her purse and took out the case that held his dentures.
           "I have two pairs. The ones I'm wearing now have less teeth. It helps to make my face more effeminate." He looked away, ashamed to meet her eyes. "I never forgot the other ones before."
           "I thought we agreed to share everything with each other. Why didn't you tell me?" As the words left her lips, she momentarily felt hypocritical, but she took a deep breath to calm herself.
           He shrugged elaborately, disturbing the layers of ruffles on his shoulders.  "It's kind of hard to just bring up in a conversation, 'Oh by the way, honey, the man you married likes to wear women's clothing and shake bootie in front of paying customers.' I had no idea how you'd react, so I've been putting it off."
From the glimpse she got of his eyes before he turned away again, she could see despair, self-loathing, and unhappiness. His knuckles were white, hands clenched tightly together, a habit she recognized as his reaction to extreme stress.
           "You could have tried trusting me. I love you, you know. Here I was worried about why you were going out alone and coming home smelling of some other woman's perfume. If I'd have known you were the other woman...I'd have felt so much better about things."
           A faint glimmer of hope flashed across his face. "Really? Can you accept this part of me? I love you all of the time, Karen, but this is something I've enjoyed doing for many years. I have no idea why it never made the news during the primaries and the campaign. But it didn't, so I thought I was safe."
          She smiled. "People were too busy focusing on the fact that one of your opponents had a wife and two mistresses, all of whom were raising his children, and the other was a woman with a wife of her own. Maybe they figured this was insignificant compared to that?"
         "Insignificant? It wasn't so long ago that trannies of any kind were outcasts."
         She approached him tentatively, forcing his hands apart with a gentle touch, then taking them both into her own, forcing him to meet her eyes.
"I know you're not gay, but are you bi-sexual too?"
           "Nope. I'm hopelessly hetero. The only one I want to ravish is you, my gorgeous Chablis-swilling wife."
          She breathed in a deep sigh. “Well that’s a relief.” She nodded her head around, noting the various costumes strewn around.  "When are you done here?"
         "My part of the show is already over. I usually enjoy the rest of the show as myself. Only the staff and the other drag queens know who I really am."
         "Then you'll need these, huh?" She grinned, holding out the container with the dentures.
         Trepidation lingered on his face, but hope shone from his eyes, "You'll stay to watch the show with me? Or do we need to talk?"
         "We have the rest of our lives to talk. From what I've seen so far, it's a pretty entertaining revue."
         "I want to hug and kiss you, but..."
         She shook her head, grimacing. "Wash that stuff off your face first, please."
         He moved behind a screen to change clothing. She glanced around the room, taking in the colorful dresses, the gaudy jewelry, and the cluttered vanity covered with various stage cosmetics.
           "What name do you dance under?"
           "Roberta. Why?"
           "I'm just thinking that if the polls show you trailing in the mid-terms, maybe you should introduce the rest of the country to your other self."
           He snorted. "I don't think the country is ready for a transvestite to be a heartbeat away from the presidency."
          "No one thought the country was ready for a gay president either until they elected him...twice."
          When he emerged from behind the screen, it was her husband, dressed in casual slacks and a polo shirt wiping his face with a damp towel.
           "You're really alright with this?"
           "I'm just relieved you're not cheating on me. Besides, it could be worse."
           "How?"
           It was her turn to look guilty, “I’m afraid you’re not the only one who has been hiding something.”
His eyebrows rose in consternation, “What?”

She looked down, stealing herself. Looking up and into his eyes bravely, a small smile played on her lips, "At least you didn't meet me until after my surgeries were done. No need for both of us to worry about being publicly outed as trannies..."
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