Tuesday, 26 October 2021

HIS MISTRESS - Arabella Sheen - NEW RELEASE

SHARING THE NEWS ... IT'S PUBLICATION DAY !!!

I'm delighted to reveal that my latest Evernight Publishing erotic romance - HIS MISTRESS is now available for you to read.




HIS MISTRESS - Arabella Sheen

BLURB
     Anna is horny, and when her best friend suggests they paint the town red, Anna goes along with the idea. With Ben, her seven-year-old son away at a sleepover, it could be her only chance to get laid.
     Anna isn’t after a serious relationship or a romantic involvement with a guy. All she wants is a one-night stand and plenty of sex, and Dan Holland, a handsome stranger she meets at a bar, might be the solution to her problem.
     Can Dan fulfill Anna's physical needs or will he invade her emotional safe space and become entangled in her life?

EXCERPT
The barman brought their drinks over. “There you go, Dan,” he said. “And I take it you’ll want a Friday night special?”
Dan winked. “You know me too well, Kev.”
While Anna and Dan talked, and without her being aware of it happening, Dan had rested his hand on her leg and was subtly rolling his fingers back and forth. He was playing with the hem of her skirt, and while caressing and teasing her with his touch, he gave a gentle rasp of a fingernail against her skin, and had her heart rate soaring.
With the lights in the club dimmed, she wasn’t too concerned about who might look in their direction. Dan’s muscular width concealed her from potential onlookers. But she was worried the blond on the barstool next to him might look over his shoulder and watch as his finger’s caressed her thighs.
“What’s a Friday night special?” she asked.
“A Friday night special is a fast-food takeaway,” Dan explained. “If I don’t get a chance to eat and the guys have already gone, the kitchen usually prepares something for me. Then it’s an early night … and bed.”
Dare I say itWould he think me too forwardGo for it
“Sounds like a good idea to me,” she said. “What would you say if I suggested I join you?”
So far, he hadn’t kissed her. He hadn’t touched her lips. All he’d done was caress her thighs and she wanted more … now.
“It looks like you’re going to make me miss my supper. Come on. Let’s go,” he said.
He reached into his pocket and flipped open his wallet. Extracting his card, he paid the bill, and as they gathered their things together and prepared to leave, Kev returned from the kitchen with a white carrier bag. The bag rustled as it was placed on the bar.
“Your supper,” Kev said. “And enjoy what’s left of the evening.”
Without any hesitation, Dan smiled and winked. “Oh, I’m sure we shall.”
Placing a hand to the small of her back, he steered her toward the door of the club and she wondered what the remainder of the night would bring. Surely it couldn’t be wrong to indulge her desires for just one night.


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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Reluctant Bride - Anthology

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RELUCTANT BRIDE - ANTHOLOGY

12 sexy stories by Evernight Publishing authors
He’s older, wiser, and always gets what he wants. This wedding is happening ... whether the bride likes it or not.
Twelve hand-picked stories that feature young reluctant brides and the older men determined to claim them. These forced marriages may start out frigid, but they will prove that love can conquer all.

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RELUCTANT LOVE by Arabella Sheen - Author is included in this Anthology

RELUCTANT LOVE - Can Amal commit to an unwanted marriage?​
Amal Khan doesn’t want a new man in her life and she certainly doesn’t need a sexy, silver-haired Frenchman nearly twice her age as a lover. But when design engineer, Lucas Martinez, arrives to troubleshoot during the pandemic, he invades not only her world, but also her bed and her heart.
Lucas falls ill with the deadly virus and in an attempt to solve a family problem, he forces the unwilling Amal into a hasty marriage.
Amal’s faced with a dilemma. It’s one thing to have a fling with an older man, but another to marry, knowing Lucas might die.
Dare she take a chance, or would she be out of her depth and facing heartache?


(Reluctant Love is included in the Reluctant Bride - Anthology)



About Arabella Sheen




Arabella Sheen is a British author of contemporary romance and likes nothing more than the challenge of starting a new novel with fresh ideas and inspiring characters.
One of the many things Arabella loves to do is to read. And when she’s not researching or writing about romance, she is either on her allotment sowing and planting with the seasons or she is curled on the sofa with a book, while pandering to the demands of her attention-seeking cat.
Having lived and worked in the Netherlands as a theatre nurse for nearly twenty years, she now lives in the south-west of England with her family.
Arabella hopes her readers have as much pleasure from her romance stories as she has in writing them.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Welcome to Contemporary Author - Paige Onsen

I’m delighted to welcome Paige Onsen to my blog.


Paige Onsen - Author

Hello Paige - It was lovely to connect with you through our mutual publisher, Evernight Publishing. Before we learn more about your latest release I’m Your Man, here are a few questions that will hopefully give your readers and followers and insight into some of the things that matter to you.


Arabella: Authors can release books, making them available to readers in various ways … via an agent, or working directly with a traditional publisher, or they can even go the self-publishing route. Which method of publishing do you prefer, and why?


Paige: I have always dreamed of having my book published by a traditional publisher. I’ve envisioned this since I was twelve. When I think of my childhood, I remember sitting at my desk, getting completely lost in writing my newest story and then taking a book from my mini library and showing it to the world. I’d open the window and start expressing gratitude to the audience outside. I doubt anyone listened, but it felt great. J 

In April this year, I manifested working with Evernight Publishing. The entire team is very professional and knowledgeable. A few months prior to sending my manuscript, I read the interview with Stacey Adderley and was impressed with her forward thinking and the advice she gave aspiring authors, so I decided to give it a try. The experience has been amazing so far.

I can’t wait to hold my book in my hands. The first thing I’m going to do is take a deep breath and sniff it.

 

 

Arabella: A slice of Chocolate Cake, a piece of Fruit, or Burger and Fries?


Paige:  What an interesting question! Food is always a great conversation starter and I have to say a piece of fruit for me, please. I love anything that comes from mother nature in its purest form. Although, ten years ago I would have said a piece of chocolate cake. When I was younger, I had a serious sugar addiction (it’s a real thing and can be pretty nasty) and I got to the point where I had to choose between destructive indulgences and my health. Of course, I chose me and worked very hard to get where I am now. Still, while I don’t eat sugar—not nearly as much as I used to—a slice of chocolate cake would be a delightful treat as long as it is vegan.

 

 


 

Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, I’m Your Man?


Paige: This book came to me in my dream and was inspired by a friend’s story and an influencer I’ve known for many years. I started writing in April 2018 in a shiny pink notebook that I got from my mom. (I am a stationery addict and I cannot live without notebooks and pens). I first write my ideas and paragraphs in my notebook and then I type and save everything in a computer program file. I’ve always been a pen and paper gal and there’s something about that action of gliding a smooth-writing pen on paper that awakens my creativity every time.

 

 

Arabella: If the person of your dreams, (husband/wife/partner/or superstar), were to take you out for the night, where would they take you and what would you do?


Paige:  I’m always up for adventure although I am not a big fan of going out. I’m an INFJ and I am most energized in the morning. I wake up at 4:30 and go to bed at 9:00. By 8 p.m., I’m in my PJs, curled up on the couch, reading. I do love to go out on dates, so if hubby wants to take me on a trip around the world, I’d never say no. But right at this moment, I would love to spend a romantic evening on one of the famous rooftops in Paris.


 

Paris

Arabella: Who or what chases away your blues?


Paige:  An emotion-filled romance novel or a romantic comedy. Long hugs from my boys. Talking to my mom and dad over the phone since we don’t live in the same city. A swim in the sea. Watching the clouds from the top of the hill. A vigorous early morning run. Journaling.



 

Arabella: Currently, what is your most favourite T.V. programme, and why?


Paige:  I’ve been watching Ted Lasso lately. I’m a soccer fan and there’s something in that show that intrigues me. I recently finished watching Sex/Life, and I enjoyed it very much. I also love documentaries. Real-life stories inspire me.

 

Arabella: When writing a book or chapter, which do you concentrate on first: plot, character, or setting?


Paige: Hmm, let’s see. I usually like to start with writing a story down in as many details as I know. But to answer your question accurately, I’d say characters. Dialogue is very important to me and this is usually where the story begins. I have a character sheet that I always keep in the notebook of the book I am currently working on. I write everything I know about my characters and as I write the book and the story progresses, the characters speak to me. I don’t have everything planned out all at once, but I know the main points that I want to focus on. I also have to know the setting, as this helps me better visualize the most important scenes and where the action takes place. For example, when I started writing I’m Your Man, I knew my hero, Jason Tanner, would be a strong, sexy, down-to-earth guy who is confident around women (of course) and I knew he had to be a photographer, surfer and a passionate biker. I knew his age, where he lived and what his history was. With Rhea, it was similar but with a few tiny details that I changed along the way. In my process of writing, my main characters are the pillars of any book I write, and I like to keep them in close proximity at all times without interrupting the flow of their interaction for too long.

 

 

Arabella: How do you research your novels and characters?


Paige:  I’m a very visual person and I believe that imagination can take us anywhere we want to go. After I write the storyline and visualize details of specific scenes, I go online and look for photos that I immediately put on my vision board. Then, once I start writing and I am fully invested, I have the help of the vision board in case I struggle to finish a scene. If my characters have deep emotional issues, like my heroine Rhea who suffers from PTSD, I spend a great deal in learning about the topic if I am not familiar with it or I speak to my friends who are physicians and people I know who’ve been through similar situations (including myself). When it comes to settings, I rely on my imagination and the trips I’ve taken so far. I have been so lucky to have had the chance to travel the whole world in my twenties and see some of the most magnificent places on earth. Despite my being an introvert (that’s a whole new topic), I love meeting people and absorbing different cultures while I secretly plot my next novel in my head. Oh, and I always, always have a playlist that I listen to as I write.

 

 

Arabella: What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their writing journey?


Paige:  Read, read, read, then write. And always believe in yourself. Someday you are going to be someone’s favorite author.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Arabella! Keep up the amazing work you’re doing.

 

 

Thank you for being a super guest on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat, Paige. I must confess I didn’t know who or what INFJ meant. After Googling…

An Advocate (INFJ) is someone with Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. They tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things.

Wishing the best for your latest release - I’m Your Man

Arabella

www.arabellasheen.co.uk


About  Paige Onsen


Paige Onsen - Author

An incurable romantic with imagination in constant overdrive…

Paige Onsen is a contemporary romance author who started writing from a very early age. As a curly-haired girl with giant pink glasses on her skinny face, she has always been an avid reader of romance, mysteries, and adventure books.

After secretly writing for years, Paige finally decided to come out in the open and share her stories with the world. She enjoys a hot and steamy story but she is a sucker for romance novels that are emotional, strong and irresistibly sexy. She is best known for her sexy, witty and emotion-filled contemporary romances with strong independent heroines.

When she is not writing, plotting or swooning over her sinfully sexy alpha heroes, she takes care of her family and enjoys a delicious cup of tea in her lush green garden. An avid globe trotter, she has traveled the world lengthwise and crosswise and loves using her experiences and faraway corners of the world as motivation to create memorable characters and dazzling settings.

Paige is a badass at smashing goals when it comes to writing, but her life goals are pretty simple: to raise two happy and healthy young men into strong and compassionate real-life romance novel heroes, to continue traveling for as long as she can, and to never stop writing powerful love stories with passion.

Website and social media links:

Website:  paigeonsen.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paigeonsenauthor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100058555543265 

 

Book Blurb:  I’m Your Man



Rhea Torres is a powerful woman. She runs an extravagant multi-million-dollar company while enjoying the benefits of the lavish lifestyle she’s worked so hard to achieve. Yet, under that perfect facade is the girl who has never been enough. Growing up in foster homes, she knew what it meant to go through hell and work her butt off to get to where she is now. 

Jason Tanner is a vibrant, utterly fulfilled man who leads a life of purpose. He lives in LA. He lives in Hawaii. And he is everything she is not—healthy and energetic with a vigorous desire for life. With a smile to kill and a body to seduce, he is the ultimate catch. 

Too bad Rhea’s not interested. Because she knows not to trust men. She never has. 

As Jason tenaciously pursues Rhea and she gets to know him, there’s something about him that draws her in and she accepts his dinner invitation. But when things start to sizzle and she realizes that Jason is so much more than the hunk she first thought him to be, she lifts her guard up and lets him in. Until she finds out that Jason hid a very important piece of information from her—a secret that could potentially ruin what they have and change their lives forever. 

BUY LINKS: 

Paige's Website:  paigeonsen.com 

Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/ 


Friday, 15 October 2021

Welcome to YA Author - Iyana Jenna

I'm delighted to welcome Iyana Jenna to my blog.


 

Hello Iyana – It’s lovely to have you on the blog and I’m sure your readers are looking forward to reading what you have to share. But before we discover more about, Santa’s Reindeer, here are a few questions that will hopefully give your readers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.


Arabella: How did you manage to get your first novel published and what did you learn from the experience?

Iyana:  It was actually a short story that became my first experience as a published author. I think I waited quite sometime until I heard back from the publisher so I actually kind of forgot that I sent something out there! Well, I don’t know. Perhaps I had so many things to do that I didn’t even remember. LOL.

My short story got a rather nice welcome. A reviewer even gave it a ‘Booyah!’ However, it turned to be a bitter experience, too, with the publisher since they ran away with the authors’ money. Well, I haven’t got too much money from my story, but imagine the other authors. They lost thousands of dollars!

I’m thankful that I had another publisher republish it. By the way the story is titled Just a Little Unwell and it is now with JMS Books.


Arabella: Roses, Lilies, or another flower of choice?

Iyana:  Umm, I’m not really a flower person. Heheheh.

 


Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, Santa’s Reindeer ?

Iyana:  My latest release is Santa’s Reindeer, and like many of my other stories, it was also inspired by my favorite actor, Elijah Wood.

 

Arabella: If you could choose, which would it be?

1)      A walk in the woods

2)      A walk along a beachfront to dip your toes in the sea

3)      A day shopping for clothes

Iyana:  A walk along a beachfront to dip my toes in the sea



 

Arabella: Which authors or what books have influenced your writing?

Iyana:  J. R. R. Tolkien with his otherworldly trilogy The Lord of the Rings is the sole reason why I started writing. But I admire other authors, too, such as Paulo Coelho, Jeffrey Archer, and John Grisham.


Arabella: Some authors write at first light, others need a mug of coffee or a glass of wine before putting pen to paper. When writing, are there any “essentials” you need to help the words flow?

Iyana:  Unfortunately I can’t drink coffee anymore because of my GERD. *weeps* But I just need my song playlist when I write stories on my cellphone.



Arabella: You’re halfway through the work-in-progress and you’re stuck! If you had to contact an “author/publisher/editor friend” for guidance, who would it be?

Iyana:  I’m a kind of person who believes that I’m not supposed to talk to others when it comes to stories that are unfinished. So I just stop and read others’ stories when I get stuck.

 

Arabella: The T.V. is on and you’re in control of the remote. Which would it be?

1)      A quiz programme

2)      An afternoon of sport

3)      A family soap

4)      A romantic film you always wanted to see but missed when it was shown at the cinema?

Iyana:  Either 3 or 4

 

Arabella: Do you have any great writing, publishing, or marketing tips you’d like to share with “want-to-be” authors starting out on their writing journey?

Iyana:  I know I’m not really a best-seller author, yet, and I also haven’t dedicated all my time to writing or marketing, so I’m not too ambitious. But I still do whatever I can to share what I have published out there in terms of marketing. And yeah, marketing a book doesn’t stop only when it is released. It has to be done consistently and continuously.

One more thing, I’m always afraid to be a one-hit wonder. So I try to always have new releases every time. Building a blacklist is very important for an author.

 

Thank you so much, Arabella! Wow, I’d say you are very good at making questions. It was so much fun answering them. I’m sorry, though, if I talk too much. LOL.

 

Thank you for joining me on Arabella's Blog and Chit-Chat, Iyana. Your latest YA MM release - Santa’s Reindeer, sounds amazing. Congratulations...

Best wishes and lots more happy-ever-after writing.

Arabella Sheen

www.arabellasheen.co.uk

  

About  Iyana Jenna

Reading, watching movies, and being unable to find exactly the thing she wanted to read have led Iyana to write her own stories, mostly about man-on-man romance that has fascinated her since as early as the Starsky and Hutch era. Teaching and writing English course books during the day, Iyana spends her nights mostly dreaming about love stories between two men who are protective toward each other.

 

Author Links:

https://facebook.com/books.by.iyanajenna

http://instagram.com/iyanajenna

http://twitter.com/IyanaJenna

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/iyanajenna

https://www.amazon.com/Iyana-Jenna/e/B00C9C41IO/

http://iyanajennaauthor.wordpress.com


Book Blurb  Santa’s  Reindeer



Tyler gets left behind by the group. He makes a mistake of landing on earth when Santa is delivering a package. He is enticed by the sparkly stuff at a window. He has seen things like that when he was with Santa going places but never got a chance to watch closer. Now he does.

Excerpt:

The night was getting dark and the snow was falling harder and thicker. Tyler tightened the thin blanket he’d snatched from a clothesline earlier this afternoon around his body. It didn’t help much. The best it could do was keep his dignity.

He looked around the town. It wasn’t as lively as several hours before. Not many people were still on the streets—which was completely understandable judging from the weather and cold temperature—and not for the first time Tyler regretted his own stupidity. He wanted to blame those sparkling lights coming from the stores and the streets’ Christmas decorations, but that wouldn’t be fair. Those lights had always been there every time he stopped by the town, which was only his second time this year. Yeah, what did you expect? He was just thirteen. The youngest Santa allowed a boy to come along was twelve.

Buy Links:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1100164

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/520831934/Santa-s-Reindeer

Chapters Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/santas-reindeer/9781005070687-item.html

Genre: YA MM Christmas shifter short story

Length: 2,900 words

Release Date: October 7, 2021 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Welcome to Romance Author - Elyzabeth M. Valey

I’m delighted to have Elyzabeth M Valey on my blog.


Elyzabeth M. Valey - Author

Elyzabeth – It’s lovely to connect with you through our publisher Evernight Publishing and I’m pleased to hear you have a new release for your readers to enjoy. But before we discover more about Dark Heart, here are a few questions that will hopefully give your readers and followers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.

Arabella: Are there any organisations, writing, or reader groups, you belong to? And, how do they support or help you when creating a romantic novel?

Elyzabeth:  I belong to several writing and reader groups on Facebook and they’re all great in their individual ways. The best support is from my own group, Elyzabeth’s Dreamers. Their presence and enthusiasm keeps me going.

 

Arabella: Where do you read? Sofa or bed or ____?

Elyzabeth:  Sofa, bed, and bus. I have a long commute to my day job, so I take advantage of the time to read or write.


 

Arabella: In your latest release, Dark Heart, who is your favourite character and why?

Elyzabeth:  My hero, Daryl Jones, is my favorite character in Dark Heart. He’s gone through a lot, and it shows in his personality, but at the same time, he hasn’t given up.

 

Arabella: When writing a novel, how do you work? Are you a plotter or pantser?

Elyzabeth:  50/50?  I start off being a pantser, just with a basic scene but after that I make an outline of how I’d like the story to go. Of course, in the end, characters rule and things never follow the plan the way they should.

 

Arabella: Which would you prefer to do?

1)      Spend a morning vigorously working out at the gym

2)      Be pampered from head to toe at the spa and beauty salon

3)      Indulge and pile on the pounds with a romantic dinner for two?

Elyzabeth:  Indulge and pile on the pounds with a romantic dinner for two! 


Arabella: Which of the following would you rather wear?

1)      Beach shorts and top

2)      A long evening skirt and blouse

3)      Pyjamas and slippers

Elyzabeth:  Pyjamas and slippers (It’s actually what I’m wearing now. LOL)


Arabella: We all have a long list of books we keep meaning to read but never have the time for --- which book is a must read for you this season?

Elyzabeth:  Great question. I have to choose one? I think, I’d go with the Reluctant Bride - Anthology, since it has a lot of great stories. 



Arabella: What about your future plans? Any books or series in the making?

Elyzabeth:  Yes! I’m planning to write book two in the Shadow Shifters books (you can find the first story as part of the Romancing the Shifter anthology which is only available until October 16th). I’m also looking to republish one of my very first stories, a very short vampire tale.


Elyzabeth, thank you for being a super guest on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat, today. Your Facebook group – Elyzabeth’s Dreamers – sounds amazing. Wishing you all the best for your latest release, Dark Heart.

Arabella

www.arabellasheen.co.uk


 

 

 


About   Elyzabeth M. Valey



Elyzabeth M. Valey - Author

Elyzabeth M. Valey is a writer of sizzling, sexy romance who firmly believes in happy ever after. From paranormal to contemporary, fantasy, or historical, she enjoys exploring her characters' darker side and writing stories about tortured heroes, strong heroines, and all that comes between them and their love.

When she's not writing, she can be found walking in the Spanish countryside with her black Lab and Golden Retriever mix, exploring castles, or enjoying some tapas with her friends and family.

Website and social media links:

Website

http://www.elyzabethmvaley.com

Facebook Author Page

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorElyzabethMValey/

Twitter

http://twitter.com/ElyzabethVaLey

Instagram

http://elyzabethm.valey/

Bookbub

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/elyzabeth-m-valey

TikTok

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorElyzabethMValey/

 

Blurb - Dark Heart



The world is changing...

Ten years ago, Daryl Jones lost his pack to a group of demon vampires. Since then, he not only lost his will to battle for good, but his life has become a spiral of drinking, fighting and fucking anything in sight. In his opinion, a pretty perfect existence. Until he meets the new SOA representative sent to convince him to go back to the lab. With mile long legs, a tight little ass, and a smile to kill for, when she offers him a bargain—how can he possibly refuse?

Silvia Adams, has one mission: convince Daryl Jones to work for SOA again. The agency needs him to get back into the lab and help develop a serum to neutralize the growing number of vampires. She knew it wouldn’t be an easy task, but with her job on the line, she’ll do anything it takes—including bargaining with the shifter and surrendering to her deepest desires. Only problem is, she might have bartered for more than she can handle.

 

BUY LINKS:

Website: http://www.elyzabethmvaley.com

Evernight:   https://www.evernightpublishing.com/dark-heart-by-elyzabeth-m-valey/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Heart-Romance-Elyzabeth-VaLey-ebook/dp/B09GYQ6482/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Heart-Romance-Elyzabeth-VaLey-ebook/dp/B09GYQ6482/


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