Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crossroads 4-Book Anthology - #LGBT #gayfic

Thanks for stopping by today for MFRW Book Hooks. Don't forget to visit all the wonderful authors participating in the hop today!

And thanks for reading about the Best-selling!
Crossroads Anthology
* 4-Book Series
* Paranormal (ghost)
* Suspense/Thriller
* Police Procedural
* Erotic Romance

Crossroads, Book 1
After watching his partner die in his arms, Frank McGuire left the police department and opened his own detective agency. Life is less complicated, less stressful now...until he receives a call from his distraught partner's widow informing him her son has 'gone missing'.

Crossroads Revisited, Book 2
Private Investigator Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is targeting gay college students.

Crossroads Showdown, Book 3
Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost.
Crossroads Shadowland, Book 4

A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. With help from a nun, Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy sections of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.
Excerpt from Book 1, Crossroads (Rand calls his boss, Paddy, to tell him a man stole the box Paddy gave him - a box that holds something dangerous or illegal).

Rand couldn’t stand the waiting, the suspense. He picked up his cell phone and called his boss, Paddy.
"Murphy here."
"Paddy, it’s Rand."
"Why the hell are you calling me at seven in the morning?"
"I had a little problem last night."
Long moments of silence passed. Rand couldn’t tell if Paddy was half-asleep or trying to digest the information. "What kind of problem?"
"You know that box you gave me? Well, someone broke into my room last night and took it."
A string of expletives left Paddy’s lips, then, "I know this ain’t April Fools, so you best start explaining and real fast."
"A man, a man in a black hood, and he broke in with a gun, said he followed me from the bar and wanted to know what was in that box."
"And you gave it to him? Jesus!"
"I had no choice. He had a gun to my head, threatened me." 

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* Warning! This series is scorchingly hot!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Love Cats? Meet CALYPSO the Time Traveling Feline!

Erotic Romance Trilogy

These suspenseful novellas have elements of suspense and time travel. And...all three feature Calypso the time-traveling feline. 

About Cradle of Dreams

With visions of battle still fresh in his mind, Roane Bradfield returns home to find the woman he loves betrothed to another. He corners Kendrick Moreland at Dowager Huggins’ Grand Ball and whisks her into the secluded library. One way or the other, he will know the reason the duplicitous beauty cut him from her life when she promised to wait forever.

About Whisper of Dreams
Sarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she betrayed him once, she appeals to the champion of her childhood for help. He’s more than happy to accommodate her, but the price of risking his life is steep. And the cost has nothing to do with money.

About Scoundrel of Dreams
 Bridger Cantrell breaks into Alcee Slayton’s study one night to steal some much-needed information. Imagine his surprise when he encounters Alcee’s youngest daughter, Lydia, rifling through her father’s desk drawers. What is the little minx up to and will it spoil his plans for revenge? He intends to find out and challengers her to a game of Quid Pro Quo. He soon discovers Lydia is no longer the little bookworm he remembers from his past but an enchanting, beguiling woman who steals not only his heart but his soul.

These stories are scorchingly hot and include an element of BDSM. "Calypso" the time traveling feline appears in all three historical stories. Each story can be read as a stand-alone and do not contain a cliffhanger.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Difference Between a SERIAL and a SERIES


Hello...and thanks for dropping by today. We're talking "serials" vs. "series" books.

So did you know . . .
A Serial is a story with multiple chapters.
A Series is a group or collection of independent stories with something in common.

OR...another way to explain the difference:

A "serial" is usually a fictional story, which is divided into parts
When you think of a series you're thinking of a set of related stories. In other words each episode has a beginning, middle and an end and the story from one episode does not usually carry over to the next.

Right now, both are quite popular on Amazon. Sometimes readers want a quick read with a gripping story line that will continue in part 2 (Or 3 or 4). But readers also seem heavily drawn to series, Book 1, Book 2 and 3 with some connection. The connection is generally the characters but can also be the location, setting or interlocking characters and story line.

What about you? Which do you prefer and have you recently read either a serial or a series?

We'd love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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ONCE UPON A SAVAGE MOON is a 5-part serial featuring a continuing family saga. It's also a western romance/love triangle and includes a Happy Ending!

About Once Upon A Savage Moon:
Brothers Creed and Brand Gatlin love the same woman. One is the father to her child; the other her husband. One left to fight in the Civil War; one stayed home to pick up the tumultuous pieces of their lives.

Sage and Lauren McCain, twins separated at birth, have no idea the other exists...until Fate steps in to reunite them twenty years later.  

Once Upon A Savage Moon is a sweeping saga of two families, the McCains and the Gatlins, caught in the crossfire of the Civil War and the Sioux uprising. Journey with them as they struggle through heartache, betrayal, forgiveness and ultimately love.

Rave Reviews for the book (5-part serial)

"Loved the flawed characters and the many surprises that come out in the book. Makes ya think about what true love really is." 5 Stars

"This is a wonderfully written story. It has a vast collection of characters that everyone can relate with, from the ones who like love stories to people who prefer the war-time stories. Its just another fine example of how this author's stories can cover many generations of readers." 5 Stars

"If you enjoy western romance you will love this book. I really like the way Ms Diablo told the story." 5 Stars

"My Favorite Quote: 'Men and their wars.' Tears glistened in Lauren's eyes. "They leave you no hope, nothing to hold on to.'

"There is great loss, tragedy, love, passion, and warmth with some cheerful moments. I wept at times and I absolutely loved this novel! I clung to every word and found it highly erotic where it needed to be, and extremely tasteful, written in a southern voice, with a matching charm. The characters seemed very true to that time period being the 1800's." 5 Stars



Friday, July 14, 2017

The Servant Signs A Contract To Have His Child - Sojourn With A Stranger

This full-length #romance has it all:
* Voodoo
* Gothic setting
* Ghosts
* Murder
* and...Love

About Sojourn With A Stranger:

A ghost haunts the halls of Stafford House. When Raine Brinsley arrives and accepts a position as a house servant, the ghost is determined to let Raine know who murdered her. Derek and Lyman Stafford race against time to produce the first male heir and secure the title to Stafford House. The brothers will do anything to win…including murder."

A dark, Gothic novel with romance, mystery, suspense and thrills.

EXCERPT: (Raine tells Derek a ghost has visited her bedchamber again).

Cocking his head to the side, Derek grabbed her elbow. "What do you have behind your back?"
Her face paled.
"What is it? Pray tell, not another Bible?"
She shook her head, brought her arms out and held the object before him.
The room swirled around him. "Baby?" He withdrew his hand as if burned by a hot branding iron. "But how?"
"The doll was on my pillow when I returned to my room."
He paced the hallway. "What madness is this?"
"Someone is up to no good."
When he stopped to look at her, she reminded him of a frightened child. Her cheeks were pale, her eyes ringed with dark circles. "I'll get to the bottom of this. The Bible and Baby cannot walk from that trunk in the attic." He looked toward the ceiling." And suddenly materialize in your bedchamber."
"Poor man," she said low-voiced. "The master has finally met a problem he doesn’t understand and doesn’t possess the ability to control."
"What is that supposed to mean? I tell you, Raine, someone in the manor dupes you."
"No, Derek. A spirit placed the objects in my room, a tormented, recently passed spirit."
"You drag the ghost into the conversation again. Tell me, what are you insinuating? You mean to say Cinda’s―?"
"How would I know?" She hissed the words and wrung her hands. "You can’t expect me to know what evil machinations occurred before I arrived."
"Evil?" He felt his forehead wrinkle. "Nothing evil transpired. Lucinda lost her mind, took her life." Despite the facts surrounding his wife’s death, a niggling fear crept up his spine. "If evil played a part, I swear I wasn’t aware of it
"Listen to me, Derek. A ghost finds it necessary to deliver a message to me." She leaned forward, her voice a whisper. "Someone marked a passage in the Bible, whether living or dead, I don’t know. The Bible was opened to a certain passage."
"What passage, tell me?"
"Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me."
Derek shivered and realized he’d never felt so cold in his life.

Rave Reviews For Sojourn With A Stranger

"The ending had a little twist that I also enjoyed. This is one you won't want to pass up." C. Rand, Amazon Reviewer."

"An absolutely wonderful book. I was captivated and submerged from the beginning to the end." BlackRose Reviews

"Diablo did a brilliant job with this historical romance novel. It had great romantic conflict, a bit of mystery and suspense and subtle paranormal undertones." Book of Secrets Reviews

"This ghostly historical captivates with its snappy dialogue, broody, mysterious leading man, and naïve but stubborn heroine." L. Jenkins Reviews