November 30, 2015

Release Blitz ~ A Sensual Secret by Sydnee Dean

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Author: Sydnee Dean
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Contemporary and Fiction/Romance/Gay
Model: Melanie Dawn - Model
Photog: SC Photo
Cover Design: SC Photo Cover-Up Design

When Kellan Daniels and Dylan Michaels opened Sinful Cravings, they never expected to find the one thing that had been missing from their lives for over a decade. Then, she walked through the door.

Joining her friends for a night out, Layla Scott was in for a surprise when they chose to go to the new club in town. It was a place where you went to fulfill your deepest desires, and it both shocked and excited her. Then, she met them.

Two men, one woman…

What happens when she has to make a choice regarding her Sensual Secret? Not every story has a fairytale ending. Will hers?

Note from Sydnee

A Sensual Secret, a M/M/F novella, is the first book in my Sinful Cravings Series. What happens when two males find the one female who completes them? A hot, sexy, roller coaster of a ride! What are you waiting for? Grab your Sin card and head to Sinful Cravings to fulfill your deepest desires.

Buy Links

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About the Author

Sydnee Dean was raised on a small farm in central Iowa. She is now happily married to a husband she adores and they have three beautiful children.

Sydnee has been reading since she was a young child. When everyone else was outside playing, you could find her curled up with a good book. That hasn't changed. She loves to get lost in romance and adventure.

Sydnee writes about several different types of love. In her books you will find MM/MFM/MF romance and whatever else pops up. She has two rules. Love unconditionally and live life to the fullest.

Responses from the Betas

I've got to sit in this for atleast a few hours to come down off my buzz! ~ Annie

I absolutely loved this book! Omg! It was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! ~ Alesha

I LOVED the book! HOT and sexy as fuck! ~ Lizette

Yep... Cold shower needed. Asap! ~ Virginia

Other Titles by Sydnee

Remmington Inc. Series
Saving Him - Book1

November 29, 2015

Blogger Insights ~ When Did Bloggers Become The Enemy...

I was going to post a scathing rant about some unseemly bad author behaviour I had witnessed on facebook recently - but I've had a slight change of heart and decided to tone it down somewhat - take from it what you will...

I was horrified to read recently a number of authors having an open rant session about book bloggers on *facebook.

Apparently, the blogging community at large doesn't do enough for up and coming authors; ie: exposure, raising book sales, extra page likes, website visitors, comments etc. According to these disgruntled authors (and its something I'm hearing more often) blogging is a waste of time and only for the BIG names!

A couple of authors even had the audacity to say not-so-nice things about specific blogs in this rant session because the bloggers didn't make the authors book(s) into best sellers!

Now I do don't know about others book bloggers but I got into blogging because I simply love a good read. And blogging has exposed me to so many books that I would never have found out about otherwise - and by reading other blogs and getting involved in the community I have made some amazing friendships and I love the small part I play in spreading the word about all books... so when I hear or read about an author out-and-out blaming a blogger or bloggers for an authors lack of success, it riles me right up!

I have spent more money on books in the last five years since I started blogging than I ever did before! Because I like to help authors out I will buy a copy of a book even if I was lucky enough to read an ARC, often buying copies for friends, print copies for my keeper shelf, even running giveaways out of my own pocket because I want a great book to succeed.

To say that I, or any other book blogger doesn't do anything for you - farrk off!!

When did book bloggers become the enemy - because a book blogger by definition is someone who blogs about books merely for the joy of the books themselves!

Okay, there's going to be the odd blogger with their hand out looking for the freebies but the majority of the bloggers I know, are not like that at all.

So for all the angry authors out there - please don't whack all the great bloggers with the shit stick just because you didn't hit the best sellers list right off the bat... maybe your expectations of infamy and stardom need to be more realistic, humble yourself, take a look in the reality mirror...

... and if you are one of those grabby hands bloggers looking for your next freebie - shame on you, shame!

*Said rant on facebook was in a private group for authors and bloggers and has since been deleted after numerous complaints!

November 28, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway ~ Annabel Fanning


Annabel Fanning is a British-born, Australian-based writer and full-time cat enthusiast. When she's not indulging in her love of writing, she likes to paint her nails, shop and wander off into nature — not necessarily in that order.

She began writing songs as a child, the most memorable of which was entitled: "Tropical Night in Switzerland". Throughout her teens, songwriting was the most rebellious form of expression that she was willing to partake in (no tattoos, drugs, or biker boys) and her love for storytelling developed. There was just one problem: music wasn't her passion. A month before her 20th birthday whilst sitting under the Californian sun a few deck chairs down from Robert Pattinson, inspiration struck, and Annabel began writing her first novel. The years flew by and now at 26, Annabel has written a handful of novels, which she plans on releasing throughout 2015/16. She'd really like it if you read them.

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Genre: fantasy/NA/romance

Book 1: January 1st 2016
Book 2: January 14th 2016
Book 3: TBA

Pre Order Links

Both are 99c for a short time only.

Freya Nissan grew up knowing that she was different. A free spirit, an outsider, a maverick who sees beyond the confines of her human world. She’s the soulful, idle daydreamer of her sleepy English village, who no one believes will ever amount to much…until the day she does.
Her visionary beliefs spark in her a passion to bring to life the dreams she has at night — dreams of journeying to other realms (entire worlds that exist alongside and even intertwine with the Earth we live on now). And as this story embarks, Freya disappears from her village in search of a discovery that will change her forever.

Christian Delaney died a long time ago. From that day to this he has been waiting for a love that seems determined to elude him…until the day Freya appears.
The inter-dimensional love story that unfolds between them proves to be as unique as it is troublesome, for not all are enchanted by Freya’s capabilities and for daring to be different she and Christian might just pay the ultimate price.

This series debut from bestselling author Annabel Fanning delivers a thrilling and compelling tale of adventure, love, and believing in your dreams.


“So, where am I?” I ask nervously, walking forward and hoping that this awkward feeling will disappear very soon.
But before I can get an answer, I stumble over my own feet and fall forwards. He catches me in his arms without moving backwards. My hands are splayed on his chest. I remove my left one immediately, but the right one stays where it is. Over his heart.
We stare at each other. There’s a moment’s silence, which feels like hours. Then understanding comes pouring into me.
Oh my God!
I look into his eyes, my own now flooded with a mixture of panic and accusation. He stares sadly back, obviously I’ve reacted the way he feared I would.
I feel nothing under my hand. There is no heartbeat.
“Am I dead?” I whisper.
Images flash through my mind — my parents, Felix, my home…can this place really be where I am safest?
He looks down, then back into my eyes. The back of his hand brushes softly over my bruised cheek, but I pull it away. This is no time for him to be seducing me.
“Am I dead?” I ask again, a little more firmly.
He gently takes my hand off of his chest and places it over my own heart. I feel its quickened pace and sigh in relief.
“No, Freya, you’re not dead,” he says, seriously. “But I am.”

Story Time

This is The Portal Opener's brush with someone famous (Robert Pattinson).

In 2008 I lived in LA, writing and recording music. I was staying in a huge apartment complex and when I first arrived I took the bus everywhere.
I was just outside the complex coming back from the bus stop when an old beat-up black BMW coupe (I remember it because it was SO cool) drove past and I did a double take at the driver. Being a HUGE Harry Potter fan I immediately recognised Cedric Diggory was driving. I thought that was cool, then forgot all about it.
In July(ish) I went to the cinema and one of the trailers before the film was this darkly-lit indie-looking thing which didn't make a very good first impression on me. Twas the trailer for Twilight.
By mid-September I had began writing The Portal Opener. I was 19 and didn't have a fake ID, so had to spend every night in the small apartment I shared. And because I was cooped up all night, I spent everyday sitting on a lounger by the pool, in the beautiful Californian late-summer sun, my computer on my lap, writing, writing, writing.
Everyday Mr. Edward Cullen himself showed up and sat by the pool too. This went on for about six weeks. Me writing, him reading scripts/books or doing I don't know what. Sometimes we were on opposite sides, sometimes right next to each other.
Over those weeks, I saw his anonymity disappear. There used to be no one at the pool during the day, but quietly more and more girls appeared the closer Twilight came to being released.
At the end of October, on the same day, I flew home to Perth and he started the press junket for Twilight. I finished writing The Portal Opener two weeks later. A month later still I was sat in the cinema watching Twilight, thinking...if only I'd said hello!

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“LOVE and SEX at once, is a powerful combination.”

Escape into Annabel Fanning’s feel-good bestselling erotic debut. She Part 1 is a contemporary and humorous look into the lives of two people who are on the precipice of true love. The novel uniquely crosses several genres, mixing first-grade erotica seamlessly with women’s lit and breathtaking romance.

The story unfolds over sixteen thrilling and erotically-charged days, during which the reader is thrust into the heart of Paris, the novel’s backdrop, and into the daily lives of the construction world’s elite.

Logan Leary is a reformed bad-boy who moved to the city of love fifteen years ago to start his life over. Now he owns one of Paris’s most successful companies and leads as seemingly charmed life. There’s just one thing missing: Gemima Samuels.

Gemima Samuels moved to Paris with her down-on-his-luck boyfriend eight years ago. She coasted through life (in that annoying way we sometimes do) until her boyfriend cheated on her and life dealt her a wake up call. Choosing to start afresh, Gemima ends her relationship and quits her job before being hired by the most prestigious interior design firm in the city.

A supposedly inconsequential lunch date turns out to be the start of something phenomenal that will change both of their lives forever.

Set in picturesque Paris, She Part 1 is an erotic tale about falling madly in love. Combining sex, passion, and romance, these two high-flying professionals will leave you saying, “Oh, la la!”

“LOVE and SEX at once, is a powerful combination. LOVE and SEX in Paris, is better.”

In this sequel Annabel continues to effortlessly marry several genres. From laugh-out-loud comedy to steaming erotica to heart pounding romance, She Part 2 has it all.

Picking up where Part 1 left off, Gemima and Logan escape Paris for the weekend to indulge in all manner of pleasurable things on the French Riviera. Relaxation, sightseeing and sex — it’s a perfect combination!
Once back in Paris, life hands out a few surprises, from troublesome ex-boyfriends, to changes at work, to a heartwarming best friends confession. But the lead up to Logan’s birthday brings one event that Gemima must conquer (and try her best not to say anything inappropriate which, you know, is hard for her!) She must meet Logan’s parents, and his bastard of a brother…

Taking place over thirteen electric days, She Part 2 continues to explore love, sex and a relationship unlike any other you’ve ever read. This smart-talking duo will leave you saying, “Oh mon dieu!”


Part 1 is 115,000 words and Part 2 is 150,000 of "oh, la la" goodness. For readers 18+ over only. Contains explicit sexual content, a hero that will make your heart flutter, and a heroine who will make you laugh out loud. To experience the full scope of their relationship, this series is designed to be read in its entirety.
Both books are FREE on Kindle Unlimited
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I incorporated a lot of music in these series (each chapter is named after a song, as is the entire series). The chapter playlists can be found here:
And here's a guest post that went live last week about it:

I LOVE music! It’s a huge part of my life. I spent all of my teen years writing songs and coming up with melodies and putting them to tracks in various recording studios around the city where I live. Music features heavily in the two book series that I wrote before She Part 1 & 2, however with these books I went a little further and decided to name each chapter in the books after a song that I feel best resonates with the contents of the corresponding chapter. Here’s what I came up with…
She Part 1 soundtrack:
1. Begin Again by Taylor Swift
(the lyrics “on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again” could not have been more perfect, because the book starts on Wednesday and (you guessed) the first scene is in a cafe, and the entire chapter is about the excitement of a new beginning)
2. My Funny Valentine by Alice Fredenham (an Ella Fitzgerald cover)
3. Searchlight by Jamie Catto, Kelli Ali, Duncan Bridgeman, Paul Herman, Lévon Min
(I found this song whilst cruising the Chillout Lounge music channel like my characters in the book do. It’s become of my favourite songs ever!)
4. Domino by Jesse J
5. Tell Me by Mia Dyson
6. Ready For Love by India Arie
7. Nothing At All by Santana feat. Musiq
(This choice was purely about the music rather than the lyrics. The smooth and funky Santana beat was perfect for the sexy dancing scenes, oh lala!)
8. You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC
9. Mirrors by Boyce Avenue (a Justin Timberlake cover)
10. Happy by Pharrell Williams
(Although perfect for the story, this is also a bit of an homage to my friend, who I was staying with when I wrote She Part 1. Happy was her ringtone, and her phone used to ring off the hook.)
11. Replay by Zendaya
12. Burn by Ellie Goulding
13. You Got It by Roy Orbison

She Part 2 soundtrack:
  1. Kill Of The night by Gin Wigmore
(I went back and forth on whether or not to use this one. It’s just so damn cool, that I had to go for it.)
2. I’ll Be Your Lover, Too by Van Morrison
3. Ex’s And Oh’s by Elle King
(A late edition which fits perfectly with this chapter. This is the only song in the series that I didn’t find myself. Logan’s number 1 fan, Jennifer, found this one for me.)
4. Empire by Shakira
5. What A Man by Jessica Mauboy (a Linda Lyndell cover)
(Dedicated from Gemima to Mr. Logan Leary.)
6. Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
7. Inside Out by Bryan Adams
8. The Best by Tuna Turner
9. Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson
10. Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon
(Eighteen months I had this song in mind for these particular scenes. My patience paid off, this is a great part of the story, even if I do say so myself!)
11. It’s My Party by Lesley Gore
12. Jungle by Emma Louise
13. Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift, ft. Ed Sheeran
(It seems fitting that the penultimate chapter links back to the very first one.)
14. She by Charles Aznavour
(Ah, the namesake of the entire series! This is such a beautiful, striking and romantic song, and so utterly perfect for Logan to dedicate to Gemima. I couldn’t have finished it in any other way.)

If you’d like to have a little jam session, all the songs are available to listen to on my website:

BONUS chapter
Can be read before, after or during the series.


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