One HOT Little Month! - The Romance Zone
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Here on the Front Range of the Rockies (meaning the eastern side, in the rain-shadow) spring has just barely sprung. Some green grass, a few leaves on trees. The only flower power so far is from dandelions and a few daffodils and tulips in gardens that are well-fenced. Deer don't bother daffodils, but they believe tulips are planted as a special salad bar just for them, and they show up to enjoy.
But I am soooo ready for some summer heat. And if I can't get it outdoors, guess I'll just have to turn to some of the erotic romance authors with new releases in May. Whoopee! I found some, and I want to share with you.
First I'd love to fly you to Hawaii. If this romance doesn't warm you up, nothin' will! Just sayin'.
Burning Up the Rain by Cathryn Cade.
May 7th, Samhain Publishing
Series: Hawaiian Heroes, Book 4
Her powers could save her island…or bring their love crashing down.
Despite her successful career, Lalei Kai-Ho’omalu has always considered herself mere decoration in a dynamic Hawaiian family, with none of their powerful gifts. Destined for life in the background as a useless, upper-crust wife. Until Lalei acts on her sizzling attraction to a guest at her cousin’s island wedding, making him a bold offer he can’t refuse—help her get out of her mother's latest matchmaking scheme, and he'll have a very HOT vacation.
A no-strings, no-holds-barred affair with the sexy Hawaiian beauty is just the break California Realtor Jack Nord needs from his fast-paced career—and an inner darkness he’d like to forget.
But their very public liaison has unintended consequences. Stirred to anger by developers set on carving her family’s unspoiled ancestral lands into a resort, Lalei discovers she now has the supernatural power to stop them. And when Jack learns his lover can bring down the rain and throw bolts of lightning, whose side will he take? The money-making machine? Or the woman born to protect her island home?
Warning: A wahine whose real estate may be too hot to handle, and a Realtor who’s determined to seal the deal.
Lord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford.
May, Loose Id
Series: The Greenwood
England, 1217. In the Greenwood, dark forces are rising and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back--Robin Hood. But his band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood's ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.
Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn't like his old comrades, and he's right. Cal's been raised as a royal spy. His mission—seduce and betray Robin. But mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside the only friend he's ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind them ever tighter.
Their connection will be tested by nature's wildest forces, Robin's past, Cal's lies, and in a baron's darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other--and win their happiness ever after.
Hitched by Erin Nicholas.
April 30, Samhain Publishing
Series: Promise Harbor Weddings, Book 4
And she thought the bridesmaids dresses were her biggest problem...
Allison Ralston would rather be anywhere other than this wedding. Even if
the wedding is hers. Especially since the wedding is hers. But Allie’s determined to restore her family’s happiness, and if tying the knot with Josh Brewster is the way to do it, then she’ll walk down that aisle, toss that bouquet and she'll definitely drink that champagne.
There’s only one thing that could get Gavin Montgomery back to Promise Harbor. And she’s about to say I do to another man. Now he’s back to claim what’s his—even if he has to do it in the middle of her wedding. Allie is shocked—and okay, a little turned on—when Gavin literally sweeps her off her feet. Safe in his arms, she succumbs to fatigue, stress, and yes, the champagne, only to wake up in his bed. In Alaska.
Now that he’s put four thousand miles between Allie and all her responsibilities, Gavin’s determined to show her that they can make a life together. If he has his way, the next wedding Allie will be planning will be theirs.
Warning: Contains a guy so in love he’s willing to break up the wedding of the season, a bride who just needs to get to, well, anywhere else, and enough hot sex to take them from New England to Alaska and back again.
Deep Deception by Cathy Pegau.
May 27, Carina Press.
Colonial Mining Authority agent Natalia Hallowell doesn't always play by the rules, but she wouldn't compromise a case either. Put on administrative leave under a cloud of accusation, with no support from her boss, Natalia seeks a little anonymous companionship at her favorite bar. But she's surprised when the woman who catches her fancy starts buying her drinks.
Desperate, Genevieve "Gennie" Caine has no choice but to seduce, drug and tie Natalia to the bed to get her attention. With the Reyes Corporation after something she has, Gennie needs Natalia to open an investigation and distract them long enough for her to get off Nevarro.
Natalia doesn't trust Gennie—despite the growing heat of attraction between them—but the corporation's suspiciously high profits and abnormal business dealings convince her that they must be hiding something. She has no idea just how deep the deceptions run…
Wounded Angel by Stacy Gail.
May 27th, Carina Press
Series: Book three in The Earth Angels
A descendant of the Angel of Vengeance, Nate da Luca was gifted with an uncanny ability to find things. It made his job as a detective a breeze—until he learned the hard way that some things should remain hidden. After that, his powers vanished, along with his belief in himself. Which is going to make tracking down Gabriella Littlefield for his latest client a challenge.
Personal trainer Ella Little paid a hefty price for her life—now all she wants is to live it in peace. Then a sexy hulk of a man turns up in her gym, reigniting burning desires she thought she'd left behind along with her real name and hair color.
Desires she can't deny even after she discovers Nate's no stranger to her dark past.
Before he can convince her the attraction is mutual, Nate's going to have to earn Ella's trust. But a demon is playing for keeps in the world of humans, using Ella as bait, and the last thing they have is time.
Shameless Desire by Tina Donohue.
April 23rd, Samhain Publishing
Series: Outlawed Realm, Book 3
Passion without limit. Carnal hunger that knows no bounds.
Within Earth’s five dimensions, nothing is as it seems…and desire is never far away.
In E4’s jungle, Kuma was the Alpha werewolf, bent on revenge against the hated guards. Swept with them into the E1 dimension, now he prowls Seattle at night, stopping the thugs from abducting women for use as sex slaves in E4’s Pleasure Palace.
On her way home from her nursing job, Gwen senses danger in the night’s shadows—an instant before a stranger attacks. Clinging to consciousness, she watches the impossible, a wolf fighting him off…protecting her. She wakes in her own bed, convinced it must have been a dream until she sees Kuma in human form. Virile, intense. A man like no other.
Within his powerful embrace, Gwen experiences rapture she didn’t believe existed. His unrestrained lust and burning need end her loneliness, though not the menace they face. The guards are a constant threat in their hunt for women and their determination to see Kuma dead. Together, he and Gwen must fight—for his life, her freedom, their future.
Product Warnings: Out-of-this-world sex and a romance to die for. Features a hunk whose inner beast won’t be tamed, and the woman who craves his most shameless desire.
Okay, so a couple of these hot, hot reads debuted in April. Shhh! I won't tell if you won't.
And … in the spirit of hotness, leave me a comment or question and I'll enter you to win a FREE ebook from one of these smokin' hot romance authors.
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in the romance zone with you,
Columnist: Cathryn Cade writes red hot romance for Samhain Publishing. Her erotic paranormal romances will take you from Hawaii to galaxies far away, with heroes who are more than men, and heroines who are woman enough for any adventure. She loves to hear from readers, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and email. Stop by her website at http://www.cathryncade.com for these links, and to see her complete book list, read excerpts and fabulous reviews, and sign up for her newsletter.