Ginger Snap (Christmas Encounters)

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Whether you enjoy naughty stories to fill your stocking, werewolf shifters, small town contemporary, cowboy ménage, or lesbian love—Christmas Encounters is sure to heat up your holiday! Celebrate the holidays with seven novellas from New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors.

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Ginger Snap Christmas Encounters Shoshanna EversGinger Snap

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Shoshanna Evers

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Until Tom can be sure their tumultuous relationship will last forever, he can’t give Holly what she really wants for Christmas—an engagement ring. Holly knows she’s naughty enough to get a lump of coal—but she never expected to be taught a lesson with raw ginger! From now on Holly should be on her best behavior…but with this sort of punishment, it’s more fun to be bad. This is a 45 page sexy novella.

See what reviewers are saying about Ginger Snap!

“…fun and sexy with passion and a tantalizing bit of dominance.”
~Sizzling Hot Books
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“Ginger Snap is smoking hot, it’s seriously naughty but above all it’s a wonderful tale of trust and respect and seeing a couple nurturing the seeds of a healthy, fulfilling D/s relationship.

Ms Evers can sure pull out all the stops in a short story! I highly recommend Ginger Snap and defy anyone to be able to pause halfway through – be warned, this is a one stop read from beginning to end.”
~Happily Ever After – Lynn Marie

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More Christmas Encounters books from awesome authors!

Xmas_WrongHollyWrong Holly

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Geri Foster

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Release Date: October 28th

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Newspaper reporter, Holly Morgan, loves everything about Christmas. As a favor to a relative, she agrees to attend a holiday party with a mystery man who needs to hide his sexual preference. Texas Senator Josh Griffin is in town for a fund-raiser and to shake a few hands. When his beautiful escort shows up, he’s more than intrigued. Until she confides the only reason she’s at the party is to help him hid the fact that he’s gay. Josh is determined to prove her wrong. After a magical night together, Holly decides to show Mr. Humbug what he’s missing. Sparks fly when she throws out a challenge and he picks up the gauntlet. He will accept, but she has to participate. Now they both have something to prove. Can the Christmas Spirit survive in a fearful heart? Will Holly show Josh that once a year miracles happen, or will they say good-bye forever?

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Xmas_CowboysCowboys for Christmas

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jan Springer

Preorder Now! Release Date: November 4th

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Jennifer Jane Watson has spent the past ten Christmases in a maximum security prison. The last thing she expects is to get early parole along with a job on a secluded Canadian cattle ranch serving Christmas holiday dinners to three of the sexiest cowboys she’s ever met! Rafe, Brady and Dan thought they were getting a couple of male ex-cons to help out around their secluded ranch. The last thing they expect is an attractive and very appealing woman fresh out of prison. In the snowbound wilds of Northern Ontario, female companionship is rare. It’s a good thing the three men like to share… They’re dominating, sexy-as-sin and they fill JJ with the hottest ménage fantasies she’s ever had. Suddenly she’s craving Cowboys for Christmas and wishing for something she knows she can never have…a happily ever after.

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Xmas_SkiSlopeSki Slope Sparks

By Monique DuBois

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Release Date: November 11th

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OGRW4JS

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Romance-Ski-Slope-Sparks-Christmas-ebook/dp/B00OGRW4JS

ONE-NIGHT ENCOUNTER…OR FOREVER LOVE?

Jamie Fielding has been counting the days until her Christmas ski vacation. Unfortunately, when her cheating boyfriend cancels at the last minute, it looks as though she’ll be spending Christmas Eve alone. Instead, a bad case of altitude sickness lands her in the resort infirmary where she finds herself in the company of a sexy, charismatic doctor. After a passion-filled night in a cozy ski cabin, Jamie awakens in the arms of the best Christmas present ever…Dr. Wyatt Tremaine. Their newfound bond is threatened, however, when lovers from their pasts show up. Luckily, the magic of the season prevails, and soon Jamie and Wyatt are in each other’s arms again, experiencing the kind of sparks that are destined to light an enduring fire…and give them a Christmas to remember.

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Xmas_UnwrappingAnnabellUnwrapping Annabell

By USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley

Preorder Now! Release Date: November 18th

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All Amish widow Annabell wants for Christmas is one week—just one—to experience the modern world before she remarries on Christmas. When she sneaks from her village and gets lost one blustery night, it’s an outsider woman who rescues her, one who awakens things inside Annabell she didn’t know existed. Things she should never feel. Or do. Suffering Scrooge syndrome after a recent breakup with her girlfriend, Nicole’s in no mood to bother with a half-frozen woman in Amish garb. Yet Nicole soon realizes Annabell’s a holiday gift, a beautiful, sexy one to be unwrapped and devoured. But the two women have just seven days…one short week before Annabell walks out of Nicole’s life forever and marries a man.

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Xmas_Unwrapping TessUnwrapping Tess

By Krystal Shannan

Preorder Now! Release Date: November 25
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FROM BESTSELLING SERIES — VEGAS MATES

Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister’s twenty-fifth birthday passes, she’d thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt’s pack might’ve been meant for her. No. Such. Luck. Patrick O’Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother’s wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law. Now he can’t think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever. Best. Christmas. Ever.

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Xmas_MakeAWishMake a Wish

By New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author A.C. James

Preorder Now! Release Date: December 2nd
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~A humorous and heartwarming Christmas novella about following your heart, living your dreams, and a second chance at finding love.~ Clara Parker was a small town girl from Overlook, Nebraska who followed her dreams to the Big Apple. On her way home for the holidays she encounters a strange man and finds herself in possession of a life changing book. Unexpected news from her sister, hilarious family gossip, and running into the boy who stole her heart force Clara to acknowledge the truth.

Successful restaurateur Luciano Ventura can’t forget the passionate first love of a high school sweetheart. As the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events with the failing health of his father tear the young couple apart. A meddlesome sister helps these two former lovers discover undeniable truths about the choices that they’ve made. Who would have thought that tiramisu would lead to such a searing reunion! But can he convince Clara that she can live her dreams and be with him too?

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 About the Christmas Encounters authors….

About Shoshanna:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the NYT & USA Today bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Beauty and the Beast (from USA Today bestseller Wicked Hot Reads), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and How To Write Hot Sex.

Shoshanna is a New York native who now lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho. She welcomes emails from readers and writers, and loves to interact on Twitter and Facebook.

Sexily *Evers* After… ShoshannaEvers.com

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About Geri:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Geri Foster writes the action-packed Falcon Securities romance suspense series, and short, cute, sexy novellas.

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About Jan:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Jan Springer writes full-time at her home nestled in Ontario, Canada’s picturesque cottage country. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading and writing.

She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada and The Romance Writers of America. She loves hearing from her readers.

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About Monique:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a boring, predictable life. I work at a low-paying job and have ho-hum missionary sex with my long-term boyfriend, who calls me “pear shaped” (and not in a good way). I’ve never been with more than one man or explored myself sexually. That’s for sexy, skinny girls. Girls with exciting lives. Girls I’m not.

When a series of events send my life into a tailspin, I find myself at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, locking eyes with a gorgeous, sexy stranger who sends my heart racing. Our first night together is one I’ll never forget. Or the next. Shockingly, he wants to pay me lots of money just to have me as his personal sex goddess. Best of all, he’s not the only one.

Soon, I’m discovering my sexuality for the first time, caught up in the exciting, glamorous world of high-class escorting. I’m also discovering myself: the independent, sexy, confident woman I was meant to be. Trouble is, I can’t give my body without giving my heart. I’m falling in love with more than one man, and they with me. I can’t choose just one . . . Or can I?

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About Titania:

USA Today Bestselling Author Titania Ladley is a registered nurse and erotic romance author living in Iowa, USA. She is published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Red Sage, and Indie-published. Her erotic romance genres include menage, lesbian, gay, paranormal, historical, contemporary, vampire, light bondage BDSM, and many more.

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About Krystal:

Krystal Shannan writes stories full of action, snark, magick, a little bit of humor, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

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About A.C.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. She pounds out sexy scenes at her keyboard where romance is laced with horror in hot stories of vampires and bad boy werewolves. Her stories feature strong heroines and alpha heroes, with plenty of action, twists, and turns that will keep you turning pages.

A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

 

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Wicked Hot Reads Hits USA Today Bestseller List at #101!

I’m thrilled to announce that Wicked Hot Reads: Ten Paranormal Romances, a sexy box set book bundle featuring my Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) hit the USA Today Bestseller list at #101!

Congrats to my fellow authors on the list, and THANK YOU to my readers! I love you guys! xoxo

USA Today Bestseller Shoshanna Evers Wicked Hot Reads #101

 

Wanna Get Wicked?

WICKED HOT READS: Ten Paranormal Romances

Wicked Hot Reads: Ten Paranormal Romances by Shoshanna Evers

Indulge in ten sexy paranormal romance novels, written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors. With shifters, vampires, demons, and otherworldly creatures all looking for their own forever-loves… This box set bundle will get you in the mood for a sensual Halloween!

The books in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances would cost over $30 to buy individually. Save $29 by getting the bundle for just 99c for a limited time!

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY:
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WICKED HOT READS: Ten Paranormal Romances

Featuring:

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) Shoshanna EversBeauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…

Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?

The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.

Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…

Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.

Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

AVAILABLE NOW – get all of these books for just 99c! Amazon, B&NGooglePlayKobo, iBooks
For a limited time only!

 

Release Day! TAKE THE HEAT – This Might Hurt a Bit…

It’s release day for TAKE THE HEAT: Criminal Romance. An anthology featuring the never-before-seen erotic short story, “This Might Hurt a Bit,” by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers.

…When a young man holds up the female owner of a sex toy shop, he’s in for the night of his life…when the tables turn, and suddenly — she’s the one with the gun. Those sexy photos for her store’s adult toy calendar require a hot male model — and Courtney’s got the perfect guy for the job, right where she wants him. On his knees.

Take the Heat: Criminal Romance is an anthology
featuring my never-before-seen erotic short story, “This Might Hurt a Bit.”

Available now on AmazonAmazon UKSmashwords
Add it to your Goodreads shelves here!

Take The Heat Shoshanna Evers Skye Warren

The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.

In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark—who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.

Featuring:
New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted

Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…

Available now on AmazonAmazon UKSmashwords

Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances, for 99c!

Wanna Get Wicked?

WICKED HOT READS: Ten Paranormal Romances

Wicked Hot Reads: Ten Paranormal Romances by Shoshanna Evers

Indulge in ten sexy paranormal romance novels, written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance authors. With shifters, vampires, demons, and otherworldly creatures all looking for their own forever-loves… This box set bundle will get you in the mood for a sensual Halloween!

The books in Wicked Hot Reads: 10 Paranormal Romances would cost over $30 to buy individually. Save $29 by getting the bundle for just 99c for a limited time!

PREORDER NOW: Amazon, B&NGooglePlayKobo 
Releases Oct 7th, 2014!

WICKED HOT READS: Ten Paranormal Romances

Featuring:

Beauty and the Beast (an erotic re-imagining) by NYT & USA Today bestseller Shoshanna Evers: The Beast can’t let his little Beauty go free, not while there’s still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse…

Knocking on Demon’s Door by NYT & USA Today bestseller Cathryn Fox: When Michelle discovers what’s really going on at the resort, will her trust in a demon turn her in to one of the missing, or will he save her from the real monsters?

The Wolf Who Played With Fire by NYT & USA Today bestseller Sarah Mäkelä: Mia’s mistakes have forever changed the lives of those close to her, but when her soldier boyfriend, Ethan, goes missing on duty, she harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

Fallen Ever After by NYT & USA Today bestseller A.C. James: Arie wanted Holly from the very first moment he met her, but the long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Bared to Him by NYT & USA Today bestseller Jan Springer: Human by day, and a tentacle shapeshifter by night, sexy Gray Wagner, is the last male that Miranda Bolton dreams of falling in love with, until she begins to fantasize about all the naughty things he can do to her…

A Mate’s Bite by USA Today bestseller Milly Taiden: After an explosive night of passion, Karla is sure she’s a one-night stand for the man she’s wanted for years, but Nate has marked Karla. Only true love and a wolf’s promise can hold together a relationship created with a bite and a hope for tomorrow.

Archangel Rafe by Lisa Hughey: Angelina’s only respite from her overwhelming life is in her dreams with a stunningly hot angel, but when an unexpected threat puts both the Angelic Realm and Earth in jeopardy, Angelina will need to accept her destiny before it’s too late…

Blaze of Secrets by Jessie Donovan: Rescued from a prison for magic users, Kiarra is now a wanted criminal and must rely on a mysterious Brit to help her evade capture. Before long, her handsome rescuer becomes much more than just her trainer…

Mark of the Serapath by Titania Ladley: After a catastrophe unleashes Josie’s Serapathian witch magic, she suspects her sexy, mysterious lover is a Kynthian vampire ordered to kill all Serapaths. Despite the risks, passion explodes between them, threatening the future of the entire world.

Dragon’s Honor by Mina Carter: Bodyguard duty. Undercover. As human. Simple. Until shadow-dragon Baron realizes the woman they’re protecting is his mate. Add in a crazy warlock…and Baron might have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

PREORDER NOW to get all of these books for just 99c! Amazon, B&NGooglePlayKobo 
Releases Oct 7th, 2014!

 

Paperback of The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby!

I’m so excited! The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby is now available in trade paperback!
So, if you like print books, you can order one from Amazon :)

The coolest part about it, is that the paperback contains special Bonus Content
a short story featuring one of the most important (and loving) times in Mack and Lauren’s lives.

 

The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride… and Baby

a sexy contemporary romance by Shoshanna Evers

Like print? Trade Paperback now available on Amazon!

The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby by Shoshanna Evers

 

Available now from Entangled Indulgence!

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a Barnes & Noble Top 50 Nook Bestseller!

 

Now, for fun, I’ve also got a new excerpt for you guys (below the blurb!)… it may be the marriage ceremony, but don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers!

Blurb:

After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother’s will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.

Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution—he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.

Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?

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The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby by Shoshanna Evers quote pic 1New Excerpt! The Marriage Ceremony!

My wedding. It was nothing like she’d hoped it would be. She never dreamed she’d marry a man who didn’t love her. Who couldn’t love her, since all he saw when he looked at her was a solution to a problem. An obligation to his business partner and best friend.

“To love, honor, and cherish her. To be with her in sickness and in health,” the judge was saying. “Forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall live?”

Mack looked at her and smiled. A smile that seemed to say, Wow, we’re really doing this. What a joke we’re pulling.

“I do.”

“And Lauren Peters, do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together in holy matrimony. To love, honor, and obey. To be with him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him as long as you both shall live?”

The word “obey” bugged her, but she wasn’t planning on being with him for as long as they lived, either, so what was one more white lie in this marriage of convenience? Lauren swallowed hard around the lump forming in her throat. This was it.

“I do.”

“Mack, please place the ring on her left hand, and repeat after me. With this ring.”

Mack slid the thin platinum ring onto her ring finger.

He’d had his assistant run out to the jewelry store down the block from his lawyer’s office and buy two plain bands for them as placeholders. Of course she couldn’t have picked out her own ring, what was the point? None of this was real.

“With this ring,” Mack said.

The cool metal closed around her finger. It sure felt real.

 Oh God.

“I thee wed, in love and truth…”

Mack smiled. “I thee wed, in love and truth…”

“And with all my worldly goods I thee endow.”

Well, at least for a while, until we get divorced. And then the airtight prenup she’d signed would eliminate that vow.

“And with all my worldly goods, I thee endow,” Mack repeated.

She wondered if he was thinking the same thing about the prenup as she said the words and placed the ring on his finger.

“Join hands,” the judge said.

She held his hand. It felt warm and comforting as it enveloped hers.

“Mack Hansen and Lauren Peters have consented this day to live together in holy wedlock. They have given and pledged themselves to each other in the presence of these witnesses. Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of New York, I now pronounce you…husband and wife.”

“Wow,” she whispered. This man, this near-stranger looming above her, staring down at her with that gorgeous face of his…was her husband.
Her husband.

“You may kiss the bride,” the judge concluded.

Suddenly Mack’s mouth was on hers, his warm lips pressing urgently against her own. She gasped in surprise at the passion behind the kiss. This kiss…this was no fake kiss.

It was real. At least…it felt real.

Did it feel real to him too?

His tongue slipped inside her mouth and she parted her lips, delighting in his taste. Kissing him was so…familiar, and yet so new at the same time. She’d always imagined what it would be like, and after that one drunken kiss almost a decade ago that she’d pretended to forget, she couldn’t help but fantasize about what would have happened if the kiss had gone further than it had.

She wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him down toward her, deepening the kiss. Her husband. She was kissing her husband. This might never happen again—now might be the only time she got to experience this particular pleasure.

She heard a bemused clearing of a throat behind her.

Mack lifted his lips from hers and smiled at the judge. “Thank you, your Honor,” he said.

“Save it for the honeymoon,” the judge said with a smile, shaking his head. He called to the waiting couples lined up by the hall. “Next!”

She blushed at the thought. “We’re not going to… consummate this marriage, are we?” she whispered in his ear.

Mack tilted his head and looked at her, a slow gaze that left her feeling vulnerable—and desired. “You’re my wife now. I’ve agreed to monogamy, not celibacy.”

Oh God, that was true. She couldn’t expect a red-blooded young man to be abstinent for a whole year. And if she didn’t want him sleeping with anyone else…

She inhaled sharply, desire pooling in her belly. This was really happening. She’d painted herself into a corner with her own rules. Not that she minded her predicament.

Mack smiled again, his crooked incisor inspiring her to smile back. “Yes,” he said, “I expect we should consummate this marriage. Tonight.”

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Family Friend is in Danger

I haven’t ever written a blog post like this before. I haven’t needed to before.

In short: a family friend of mine, Steven Sotloff, is in danger. He’s the American journalist that ISIS is saying will be beheaded next, in the video they released showing James Foley’s beheading.

This is the link to a petition, asking President Obama to do what he can to bring Steve home: http://1.usa.gov/1odkUEx

Now that we have the basics out of the way, let me bring this event a little closer home, specifically, to my parent’s house, in New York.

This is Steven Sotloff.

This is Steven Sotloff.

It begins (for me) with a romance:

When my older brother sat next to a pretty woman on a plane, he says it was love at first sight. They spent the whole flight just talking… at one point, back massages were exchanged. The chemistry between them was intense (and 13 years later, hasn’t waned). Their relationship happened fast; they were a pair from that first chance encounter on. Fast-forward two years, and they got married. I was one of her bridesmaids (and a couple of years after that, when I married DH, she was one of mine – just a short while after giving birth to their first son. She looks beautiful in all my wedding pictures, albeit very tired (no wonder!).

My sister-in-law’s friend is a field journalist – the kind of journalist who goes deep into the Middle East, deep into the conflict zones, to investigate what’s happening, and shed some light on it for the world. He writes (wrote) articles and speaks (spoke) on the news as an expert on what’s going on in the Middle East.

Whenever he stops in New York, where I was born and raised, Steve knows he always has a place to stay at my parent’s house. He would come over, order in pizza, hang out with my folks and then go to sleep, exhausted from his travels. Steve slept in the same bed that I do when I go home to New York, on the same sheets my parents have had for probably 30 years, under the same blanket I remember from childhood.

Steve was on a mission, going on an assignment to Syria, when things got tense. His fellow journalists could feel the conflict rising, and told him it wasn’t safe. Steve does lots of crazy things in the name of field journalism that aren’t safe, mind you, so if he says it’s getting bad, it’s already really bad. Steve is as white as you get, and stuck out as an American. While his friends went home to America,  Steve felt called to be there, to write about it, to know what was going on.

Steve was captured close to the Turkish border. That was last year, August 2013. 

I remember thinking, when my parents told me that Steve had been kidnapped by terrorists, that he’d get out of it. “He’s so smart,” I thought, “he’ll just figure a way out.” Now I know that even a genius would have fared no better if he’d been captured. A year passed, and it was as if Steve had dropped off the face of the earth.

To be honest, I sort of… forgot about him. I forgot that while I live my life, Steve was being held captive by ISIS. Maybe I blocked it out.

Until the video… the video ISIS released showing American journalist James Foley getting beheaded by a man shrouded in black, like the Angel of Death himself. At the end of the video, they show Steve, in orange prison garb, on his knees. He’s not wearing his glasses, and his head’s been shaved. Steven Sotloff is next, they said. 

This is Steve now. He's in danger.

This is Steve now. He’s in danger.

We’re taking it pretty hard, as you can imagine.

Steven Sotloff is only 31 years old. He’s from Miami. He loves basketball.

His parents are desperate.

I didn’t watch the video (I just can’t) – so I didn’t know that our family friend was in grave danger until my dad emailed me this:

Not sure if you saw this in the news.
Please pass this along:
IMPORTANT: It was revealed that our family friend, Steven Sotloff is a captive of the Islamist terrorist organization ISIS. Steven appeared at the end of a video in which reporter James Foley was beheaded. In the video, Steven is seen at the end declaring that he will be next.

There’s nothing I can do, nothing at all, except pray, and hopefully use my platform from writing romance novels to try and spread the word. That’s what I’m doing. Please sign the online petition, and then pass it along. We need 100K signatures, we’ve only got about 3K right now just from it circulating through NY.

If you pray, please include Steve in your prayers. Many of us say we’ll pray for someone, but we forget. So please, take a moment right now to offer up a prayer for Steven Sotloff to come home safely, and that his family might find peace and comfort in this terrible time.

Thank you for your prayers, for signing the petition, and for spreading the word.

I love my readers, and I appreciate that you took the time to read this.

All my best,
Shoshanna Evers

UPDATE: 9/3/2014

It is with extreme sorrow that I have to update this blog post with the horrific news that Steven Sotloff was murdered yesterday (9/2/14), beheaded by ISIS. It is absolutely unfuckingbelievable. I am in a bit of shock about it, I think, that it actually happened. That’s nothing compared to how his parent’s are feeling right now. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM!

In times of mourning, I find comfort in God’s Word.
Isaiah 35:10 (NLT) Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

Please don’t remember Steve for how he was killed. Remember him for his life. I really liked this article Business Insider did on him.

Pics from RWA14!

Here are some pics from RWA 2014 – some are sideways or upside down. Sorry! I just wanted to get them on here!

I’ve got pics of me, Melody Anne, Sabrina Jeffries, Sylvia Day, Liliana Hart, Hugh Howey, the party bus (with stripper pole, naturally) on the way to the S&S/Pocket dinner, Julia Coblentz from B&N Nook Press, swag, Molly O’Keefe, Kelly Bowen, Jane Porter, Delphine Dryden, Christine d’Abo, and more. Me at the Alamo, upside down. Also pics proving how the TSA hates me and goes through my checked luggage, Every. Time. I fly. Rob Sturtz and I at the Trade Show with our table for SelfPubBookCovers.com (sideways, again).

So, enjoy the pics…  Just, ya know… tilt your head around. And, um, try to read around the pics bc apparently I suck at html. ;)

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I flew back home to northern Idaho and got in after midnight. When I woke up, it was release day for The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby! Despite having been amiss in my promoting duties since I was out of town (handing out excerpt booklets counts, though, right?) I was almost scared to see how the book would do. I am so thrilled to post the last pic, a screen grab of my first Entangled Indulgence romance on the B&N Nook bestseller list. It was a wonderful way to end the RWA conference! Thank you to my readers!! I love you!
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After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother’s will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.

Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution—he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.

Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?

 

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Blurb:

After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother’s will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.

Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution—he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.

Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?

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“I know you love that little girl, Lauren. And I know you love your brother enough to not want his daughter to leave this family. Joe wanted us to take care of her. He said so in his will.”

“He didn’t mean us, together,” she said. “In fact, I’m pretty sure Joe would freak out if he thought you were making a move on me. He’s been warning me away from you since you guys were roommates in college.”

Mack waved his hand as if to clear away her concerns. “I’m not making a move on you. This is business. And Joe would understand that extraordinary circumstances warrant unusual solutions.”

“But we’re not married, Mack.”

“It’s just a piece of paper,” he said, shrugging. “We can go down to the courthouse this very afternoon and make it official. It won’t be a real marriage, of course. It would be in name only.”

“It wouldn’t be a marriage in name only, Mack,” she said. “Don’t you see? If we’re living together to raise Callie, it’ll be…it’ll feel very real. At least to me.”

He leaned in so close she had to tilt her head up to keep looking into his eyes. “Is that a problem? We’ve known each other for a long time. I think we could take care of Callie together, at least until Joe and Marisol return. We don’t need to really be in love to get a piece of paper that says we’re man and wife.”

Hmm. What he said made sense. They didn’t need to be in love to get married, not really. Love. It would be so amazing to find a man who’d love her, who’d want to stay with her forever. Not someone like her ex-boyfriend Steve who had waited until his sister had a baby to realize he wanted his own children, something she could never give him. Or any man.

Could this be her only chance to get married?

“For as long as I’ve known you,” she said, “you’ve always said you’d never settle down. Ever.”

“I never thought this would happen, either. Things change. I have a penthouse in Manhattan—plenty of room for you and Callie to move in. We only need to be married until her parents come back. Then we’ll have to be legally separated for a year before we can divorce.”

Divorce? “How do you know about that?”

He laughed. “Thomas schooled me on the legalities of marriage when Joe and Marisol got together, and what it would mean for our joint assets. But it shouldn’t be a big deal,” he said, “unless you have some boyfriend I don’t know about waiting in the wings, wanting to marry you, instead?”

She blushed. Damn him, he always made her blush. “No. But—what about Callie?”

“We’ll share joint custody, of course.” Mack smiled at her as if that solved everything.

“No.” Lauren shook her head resolutely, tearing her eyes away from his handsome face. “This is crazy. People don’t do this kind of thing anymore.”

“What kind of thing?” he asked, amusement creeping into his voice.

Why did he have to be so good-looking?

“A…a marriage of convenience.”

“Stop thinking of it as a real marriage,” Mack said. “Joe was my best friend. I have an obligation to do what he would have wanted me to do. So just marry me and help me raise Callie, like your brother wanted.”

He tilted her chin up, forcing her to look in his chocolate-colored eyes. “Please,” he said softly. “Marry me, Lauren. For Callie’s sake. Put up with me for one year.”

“Everything’s just business with you, Mack.”

Mack’s lips curved into a small smile. “It sounds like you don’t want to miss out on the other benefits of matrimony.”

“Other…benefits?” The words came out breathlessly as images from her dream of him ran through her mind.

He ran one large hand down her cheek, smoothing her hair behind her ear. The light touch tickled her senses, lighting a fire deep within her. “You know,” he murmured. “Benefits.”

“I can’t…I can’t think of any benefits.” Her skin tingled where his hand lingered. His mouth, mere inches from her lips, became the focus of her world.

“I can.”

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Blurb:

After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother’s will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.

Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution—he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.

Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?

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