Friday, August 28, 2015

You can still come!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Join us!

 
It's not too late to join us in DC for the Passionate Pen!
 
 

Blushing Books, along with our sister company, Lazy Day is sponsoring a two day conference/workshop in Arlington, VA (just outside of Washington, DC) this weekend that's perfect for the aspiring writer, or for anyone who just wants to hang out, meet a bunch of published authors, and just have fun for a couple of days.   
 
"The Passionate Pen" has two days of workshops on things like character development, editing, point of view, and marketing.   They are offering four sessions a day for two days, so you have the opportunity to attend eight different workshops.   While they are focusing on romance, writers of all genres will find plenty of value there.

We still have spaces available at the conference, and it's priced so that you can hardly afford not to come!  If you attend with a roommate who is also attending the conference, you can get the two-day conference, plus Friday night at the Marriott Gateway hotel, for only $100 per person.   (Without a roommate it's still only $175, and considering that includes the hotel, it's crazy not to do this.)   There are other packages for more nights & we're also having a welcome reception tonight (Thursday), and an author's breakfast Sunday morning.

Recently, we were at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference in New York - that conference was $400 for just the conference and then $250.00 a night for hotel rooms!  

The Marriott Gateway is a beautiful hotel, just a quick and easy metro ride to downtown D.C. There are tons of great restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

The featured authors include New York Times Bestsellers Alexa Day and Ruth Silver, as well as multiple #1 Amazon Bestsellers, such as Breanna Hayse, Renee Rose, and Alta Hensley.   

I realize this is rather "last minute" but if you're in the mid-Atlantic region & can easily get here, it would be a great & fun weekend for anyone thinking of starting a writing career...or anyone who loves romance and would like to come and meet some of your favorite authors and do a little site seeing.

If you want an opportunity to network with published authors and participate in panels and workshops that will really enhance your craft, please check out the website and consider attending The Passionate Pen!  If you have any questions, please let me know, or you can email our conference coordinator, Bella Bryce, at conference@blushingbooks.com

I hope see you there!

Joey
Production Manager, Blushing Books


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Source: www.passionatepen-dc.com

Original post: pattydevlin.booklikes.com/post/1239039/join-us

New this evening... The Handler by Loki Renard

 

New this evening...
 
The Handler by Loki Renard
 
The only thing more formidable than an advanced super soldier is the man who tames her. Jax is a handler, a man tasked with the most dangerous job in the world - keeping genetically engineered ultra soldiers under control. He does his job very, very well through a combination of natural strength, some synthetic implants, and an iron hard approach to discipline.
 
Sonya is an ultra soldier, a talented young woman with a bratty streak a mile wide. Unfortunately for Sonya, her old handler just died and she doesn't like the new one very much at all. Jax is a strong believer in long hard spankings as a consequence for bad behavior, and Sonya is a believer in getting away with damn near everything.
 
The grieving young woman and her new master clash in a series of erotically charged confrontations during which Jax makes it abundantly clear that she is his in every way possible. He takes her pride, her arrogance and even her virginity.
 
But an ultra soldier is made for war, and when Sonya is called to the front, she goes gladly, having no idea that she is being sent on a suicide mission.
 
Jax knows better, but is powerless to save her from her fate - or is he?
 
For Jax to save Sonya, he will have to go to the ends of the earth and the gates of hell. And for Sonya to survive, she's going to have to learn that there's more to life than rebellion and war. 
  
Chapter One is available for FREE 
 
 
Also available at:
 
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Our weekly "flashback" sale...
 
(Special prices for one week only - sale prices available on Amazon ONLY)
 
On sale for $2.99
Regularly priced at $4.99
On sale for $2.99
Regularly priced at $4.99
On sale for $2.99
Regularly priced at $4.99
On sale for $2.99
Regularly priced at $4.99
 
 
     
 
 

 

Source: www.blushingbooks.com

Original post: pattydevlin.booklikes.com/post/1238872/new-this-evening-the-handler-by-loki-renard

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Our weekly flashback sale - only available at Amazon!

 

 
 
Full Circle by Mariella Starr
 
 
Jaded by too many close calls in her professional life, Josie Raintree returns to her roots with dreams of a simpler, less complicated life.
 
Before long, she accepts the position of acting sheriff, but only until the mayor can find a replacement - something he doesn't try very hard to do. Ten months later, she is still the sheriff, but the quiet little town is shattered by a gruesome discovery!
 
Jack Rawlings grew up in Rawlings, Oklahoma, a community named for one of his distant ancestors. He'd known Josie when they were children, although she was eight years younger than he was, and he had often found himself the target of her many hair-brained pranks. Now he is back, retiring from a military career and looking for something - he isn't even sure what. When he meets up again with Josie Raintree, he is dazed, for she has grown into a stunning, capable, determined woman - one he wants to possess and protect. He'd even put up with the smart-mouthed twelve-year-old she's determined to adopt, if it could mean a future with her by his side.
 
As the body count increases, Josie makes a startling observation about the victims, and Jack has his work cut out for him if he's to be successful in keeping her safe long enough to marry her.
 
Regularly priced at $4.99, but on sale this week for a special "flashback" sale of $2.99 until thisSaturday, August 29th
 
(sale is exclusive to Amazon only!)  

On sale (exclusively) at: 
 
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Securing It All by Livia Grant
 
A shattered marriage is rebuilt for one couple while their two best friends navigate a newly formed relationship - both against the backdrop of the BDSM culture. Brianna Lambert's infidelity has come with a heavy price. 
 
Being handed over by her husband for punishment by his friend and experienced dominant, Master Lukus, has not only revealed Brianna's deep submissive nature, but allowed Markus to finally expose his hidden past as a dominant. Now the couple revives their marriage with a new dynamic - and new rules. Markus will no longer just be Brianna's husband, but her Dom, and in the Punishment Pit where they once again found each other, Markus begins his beautiful wife's training. But they aren't the only couple charting new ground. 
 
Master Lukus had no idea when he met Brianna's best friend, Tiffany, that he could fall so quickly for a woman. But Tiffany's experience with BDSM has been limited to that of a spectator. Can Master Lukus turn her smoldering interest in the lifestyle into a full flame of passion? Even as his best friend Markus, trains his wayward wife, Lukus find himself with the challenge of introducing Tiffany into his world of pain and pleasure.
 
In this sequel to "Wanting It All," BDSM author Livia Grant guides readers on a realistic and sexually explicit tour of the emotional and physical challenges and rewards of dominance and submission.
 
Regularly priced at $4.99, but on sale this week for a special "flashback" sale of $2.99 until thisSaturday, August 29th
 
(sale is exclusive to Amazon only!)  

On sale (exclusively) at: 
 
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The Runaway Wench by Joannie Kay
 
 
Kristin is afraid that her brother, Ulf, will treat her like a child and spank her when she approaches his castle in the middle of the night without an escort of their sire's men. Instead, she has a new problem when the guard does not believe she is Ulf's sister! Kristin uses one of the tricks her brothers taught her and leaves the guard lying on the ground while she runs for Ulf's protection. Ulf is not pleased to see her when he learns her 'emergency' is to ask him to protect her from the marriage their sire has arranged for Kristin. Ulf assures his friend, Leif, that the feisty little blonde is indeed his sister, and due a good spanking! Kristin is hurt by Ulf's reaction, and she runs away again, but this time it is from Ulf! Ulf has a major accident while looking throughout the castle for his little sister, necessitating he ask Leif to go after his sister and bring her home. Leif is happy to do this for Ulf and Siv, and makes up his mind that the lovely blonde is going to get a spanking to remember! Leif learns he cannot get the pretty girl off his mind, and makes the decision to refuse the girl his father has chosen for him, and go after Kristin, provided she is willing, and she is strong enough to defy her parent to marry Leif! He hopes to gain a brother in Ulf, and not lose a friend. Siv is attracted to the handsome Leif, but she is concerned that he believes in spanking, and spankings hurt!
 
Regularly priced at $4.99, but on sale this week for a special "flashback" sale of $2.99 until thisSaturday, August 29th.  
 
(sale is exclusive to Amazon only!)  

On sale (exclusively) at: 
 
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The Seduction of E.J. by Isabella Kole
 
E.J. Haney is running from a promiscuous past. Involved with the wrong guy, when she makes the decision to make a new life for herself, she goes to the extreme. Hiding behind the facade of a prim and proper small town schoolmarm image, she vows never to love again.
 
Jacob Ransing is hot, sexy and divorced. He's also the new guy in town, moving to E.J.'s town as the new principal. Despite all her reservations, E.J. can't help but fall for his looks, charm and personality. But there is one problem, her belief she'll never be good enough for the sexy man with the reddish-brown hair. Jacob decides a firm hand is the only way to turn her around and it's working until the past rears its ugly head. Can the new lovers move on to find the love that was meant to be, or will the past come between them?
 
Regularly priced at $4.99, but on sale this week for a special "flashback" sale of $2.99 until thisSaturday, August 29th
(sale is exclusive to Amazon only!)  

On sale (exclusively) at: 
 
 
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Source: www.blushingbooks.com

Original post: pattydevlin.booklikes.com/post/1238156/our-weekly-flashback-sale-only-available-at-amazon