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I love romance and writing it is one of my greatest pleasures. Along with writing romance, I love sitting back and talking with authors that love romance just as much as I do. Since I've been reading romance since I was sixteen years old I am a book lover that still reads lots of books in a month. So, weekly I will also post my book picks. They may be picks that are new releases or maybe a favorite book of mine. On this blog you will see books featured by ALL romance genres.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Ready for a Little PDA?

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Hello, Milly Taiden, welcome to SASSE Sheets. I appreciate you spending the day with us here. Before we get started with our talk tell me if you were to eat breakfast for dinner, would it be an omelet or waffle with toppings?

Milly: Oooh waffle please with blueberries and syrup

SASSE: I’m going to serve some up for myself as well, but with blackberry syrup. While your digging in, tell the readers a little about yourself. If you were not a romance writer, what would be your creative outlet?

Milly: That’s hard. I am not really a creative type of person. My sister and husband are so artistic. Me? I can tell a story or do boring stuff like work at an office. I’m not fun lol

SASSE: You are known for creating real, curvy girl heroines. What would do you like readers to take away from journeying through your stories with your heroines?

Milly: That curvy girls can have a happily ever after. That you don’t have to be a model to find a sexy man who will love and want you. That hot sex is not just for slim people.

SASSE: Are you more inspired by romantic movies or romantic music? What was the last movie or song that made you think of a romance story?

Milly: I think romantic music inspires me more than movies. I love oldies. One of my all-time favorite romantic songs is “I’ll Always Love You” performed by Taylor Dane. It’s a classic and my hubs raises the volume big time because he knows I’m gonna sing it at the top of my lungs lol.

SASSE:  Okay, I will tell you. I just get tickled just from reading the short book descriptions for each of these. They are clever and just make me smile. Can you explain to the readers about the Paranormal Dating Agency? How in the world did you come up with such a series?

Milly:  Hah! Well I love writing comedy. Especially romantic comedies with women I can relate to. I think it’s what makes my characters a little more real. The PDA is a business run by head shifter wolf, Geraldine Wilder. She’s not your typical grandmother. She tells it like it is and is very sassy. The women she matches all get a shifter and amazing sex. Because, why not, right?

SASSE: Happy release day! Your third PDA book, Her Purrfect Match, tell readers about this newest edition.

Milly: Thank you! Her Purrfect Match was so fun to write. Alyssa Moran is your typical woman who might hang on to a man a little too long even when she knows she should kick him in the ass. She finally decides if she wants children she needs a professional matchmaker. Enter Mrs. Wilder. Gray isn’t looking for a mate, but sometimes men don’t know what they need.

SASSE: Do you use celebrity character inspiration? If so, who would you choose for readers to really see your mental image of Grayson?

Milly: I don’t! But I did see this photo of a SUPER HOT guy on pinterest with all these swirly tattoos and short cropped hair with abs worthy of a few licks. He was definitely my inspiration for Gray.

SASSE: What was the most emotional challenging book to write out of the three PDA?

Milly: I think the first three were a breeze. I try to keep my stories fun and light-hearted so they keep the readers smiling. I think #4 is actually a little harder as I write it but otherwise they are great fun to write and super easy.

SASSE: I would like to thank you for the time to sit and chat. You’ve always been a sweet, kind and supportive person to fellow authors and this has been my weekly treat. Keep up the excellent writing work!

Milly: Thank you so much for allowing me to visit! <3 o:p="">


Learn more about Milly Taiden!

Hi! I'm Milly (AKA April Angel) I love to write sexy stories. They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to witches, demons and anything in between. I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy kiddo and our little dog "Needy Speedy". Don't ask.

When I'm not working some really long hours at the day job, or hanging out in the awful life-sucking invention known as Facebook, messaging my bestie in the UK or shopping with my sis Julie, then I can be found watching scary movies. Buuut when I'm not doing that, I'm usually writing because the voices won't shut up.

I am addicted to shoe shopping, chocolate (but who isn't, right?) and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

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Other two books in the PDA series. They are standalone so you can buy them in any order.
 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SASSE Spotlight: Someone to Watch Over Me

Today SASSE is shining her spotlight on author Sienna Mynx new release SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME. If you have never read a Mynx romance, this is a good place to start.
 
The enemy of my enemy is a lover of mine…
Sometimes a girl’s savior could be the man no one dare trusts…


KaeCee Everett is a wanted woman. The leader of the Black Spyder motorcycle gang wants her dead. The federal agents sworn to protect her have cut her loose. The Russian mafia has a vested interest in the secrets she protects. And the father she had hoped would love and shield her from the violence of his legacy now sits in prison and plots his revenge. On the run for her life she arrives in Los Angeles with only one hope of surviving the chase. However, one of the fiercest enforcers turned private investigator has her under the scope of his lens. Will he help her avenge her brother’s death and escape the contract on her head? Or will his dark obsession with her be their ultimate demise?

Out Now! Get your copy here
 
 
To learn more about best selling author Sienna Mynx and check out all of her books, visit her website: http://siennamynx.com/

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I WANT TO WIN WEDNESDAY WITH HODGES, HILL & DAY!!

It is a beautiful day to enter a contest. Pick up a book by three fabulous authors Donna Hill, Cheris Hodges and Zuri Day! This is a collections readers have been asking for and talking about with these fine ladies.
 
 
Heat up the winter nights with this trio of sexy, festive stories.
 
A Promise For The Holiday Donna HillDevastated by her divorce, Cara Holiday vowed never to be vulnerable again. Now she's a wildly successful real estate broker, and wildly lonely. Restaurateur Mitch Davis has had his eye on her, but can't break the ice--until he cooks up a scheme to hire her. Soon Cara is enjoying his company--and secretly drawing out the process of selling his house. When their deceptions collide, will their blossoming relationship make it to the holidays?  A Sexy Christmas Carol Zuri DayAfter years of travel working for a pop diva, Carol Robbins has moved back to Detroit in time for the holidays. She's bought a home and bonded with her family. As for romance, she's got no prospects--until she attends a VIP party and makes a surprising love connection. Soon she's torn between her old "big life," her hopes for the future--and one man who may give her the greatest gift of all. . . Christmas Surprise Cheris HodgesTired of coming second to her wealthy husband's career, Lola Yvonne Joseph is sending him a very special gift this year: divorce papers. Then she's leaving Miami for the kind of wintery white Christmas she's always wanted. She definitely does not expect Jonathan to track her down, whisk her away, and do everything possible to win her back. If he succeeds, Lola has one more surprise in store for him. . .
 
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Friday, October 03, 2014

New Release by Yvette Hines: Haulcon's Revenge

When your clan leaves you for dead and your enemy becomes the key to your survival...revenge may be the only way to claim your life back.

USA Today Bestselling author Yvette Hines brings you a dark paranormal romance...

Haulcon has been left to die—without pride or honor. The clan he believed was family, brethren to him, turned out to be vicious thieves. Thieves of life. Now revenge’s blood beats Haulcon’s heart and he will stop at nothing to see those who attempted his murder pay. Resolving the issue of his saving grace, Adair, is a distraction he can’t risk.

Adair Ellis is a wildlife photographer, an explorer of sorts. However, the day she meets Haulcon, her life becomes more of an adventure than she can handle. Everything changes for her when she is drawn into a world so dark and dangerous it seems to rob her of her very being. But, she can’t turn back and she can’t flee the valf that she has become bound to for life.
 
 
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

SASSE is 'Breaking Amish' in Romance with Stacy-Deanne


Hello SASSE Readers, let’s welcome Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) to our SASSE World. Pull up a chair and tell me if you prefer a Dunkin Donut or a hot Krispy Kreme donut for our little chat.

Stacy: Thanks for having me! I’ve never had a Krispy Kreme. I love donuts but don’t eat them. In 2011 I changed to a healthy lifestyle so no donuts for me. LOL! I recently had some after not having any in years and because I don’t eat a lot of sugar or fried foods, they actually began to make me feel sick. It’s amazing how your body changes when you stop eating bad foods. You literally can’t take it. I have a sweet tooth so it can be hard sometimes to fight cravings, but being healthy is the most important to me. Also, I have lost a TON of weight and don’t want to go back to where I once was so I can live without the donuts. LOL! I’ll take some grapes and peanuts though. *smiles*

SASSE: Tell the readers a little about yourself. How did you get into writing?

Stacy: I’ve been in the industry since 1997 when I was 19. So I’ve been writing professionally almost twenty years! I’m single with no kids and live in Houston, Texas. People always told me I was a good writer when I was in school but I never wanted to be a writer until I was 19. I always had a great imagination and loved making up stories. The writing bug hit me when I got my first computer. I was able to just sit there and write down all my thoughts and I started writing stories. Once I’d written the first one I knew I wanted writing to be my career.

SASSE: What was the first romance book you ever read? What was your first impression of the genre?

Stacy: Hmm. When I was a child and teenager I didn’t read much romance. I was always into literary stories and mysteries. Mysteries are my favorite genre so I love romantic suspense especially. I guess I’d have to say it was one of Kay Hooper’s romantic suspense novels. I’ve read so many that I can’t even remember which one I read first. It was either her or Linda Howard. I used to be obsessed with Linda Howard too. LOL!

I loved how Linda and Kay mix suspense into many of their romances and have such deep characters. Before reading them I assumed all romances were like Harlequin books.

SASSE:  I don’t believe I have ever seen an IR Amish story before. It is an original breath of fresh air. Can you explain to the readers about Outside Woman? How did you come up with this story line?

Stacy: Yep, the fact that it’s different is why I did it. I strive to be different and bring something that either no one else has or that hasn’t been overly-done, to the table. I don’t follow trends or what might be popular. I write stories I enjoy, whether the idea is popular or not. I never want my books to blend in. I always want readers to know with me they will get a different experience, or at least something they don’t see over and over. I like to venture into storylines you don’t see in IR especially all the time. I also like to put a twist in my storylines or within my characters. I think writers should always come up with fresh stuff and switch things up.

Outside Woman is about a black woman, Thea, who is running from the law and she holds up in an Amish community. She is taken in by Elijah Roth, who is Thea’s uncle’s childhood friend. While there she meets the allusive Jacob, Elijah’s son, and gets dragged into the Roth’s family’s issues and helps them even more than they help her.

I came up with this story like I do all my stories. It simply started with an idea. I also find the Amish lifestyle interesting and fascinating so I wanted to write about it. I also hadn’t seen it done interracially so that was another plus.

SASSE: I can’t wait to read this book. I have already pre-ordered my copy. Will it be a series?

Stacy: Thanks for the support! Someone else asked about a sequel too. LOL! I hadn’t planned on writing a series but who knows? Honestly right now I prefer writing standalones. I’ve gotten burned out on writing series. I have two romantic suspense series going now and I’ve grown tired. I still love the characters, but I like how with standalones I can jump from storyline to storyline. It gets complicated writing a series, especially a long one. I find myself being bored after a while and if I am bored with the series, I know it’s time to wrap it up. Standalones keep things interesting for me because I can jump from storyline to storyline and embark on new adventures with new characters.

SASSE: Was there a challenging scene or aspect of this book that was difficult to write?

Stacy: Honestly, nope. I enjoyed writing each scene and once I started, the story just flew by. Nothing became hard for me emotionally or anything. Sometimes in my stories, that does happen, but I didn’t have any scenes that made me feel that way in Outside Woman.

SASSE: If you could think of a show readers should watch to get them ready to read this book what would it be?

Stacy: There isn’t a show I would suggest because all the Amish shows on today seem to be reality shows. I would say the movie Witness from 1985 with Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis would be a good comparison. Ford is a cop who has to live in McGillis’ Amish community to protect her son who witnessed a murder. Any film with an outsider in an Amish community would be good to watch to get more insight into Outside Woman.

SASSE: If Hollywood called and asked to make this series a movie…BUT they wanted you to pick the people to star in it, who would you ask to direct it, play the hero and play the heroine?

Stacy: I love Ron Howard as director. He’d turn it from a romance to some big epic story like Far and Away. LOL! That might be cool. To star as Thea, I’d say maybe Kerry Washington. She reminds me of Thea with the crinkles, etc. To play Jacob, maybe Ryan Gosling or Leonardo DiCaprio. I’m a huge Leo fan. Since Washington and DiCaprio have already been in a film together, it would be cool to see them as love interests. Leo is a bit older than Jacob, but he favors him and he can pull off any character.

SASSE: Thank you Stacy, this has been just fantastic to sit back with you and learn a little more about you and your writing.

Stacy: Thanks for having me. I appreciate it!

Learn more about Stacy-Deanne

Stacy-Deanne (pronounced Dee-Anne) is an interracial romance and interracial romantic suspense author. She is an award-nominated/bestselling author and winner of a 2013 Swirl Award, which recognizes excellence in interracial and multicultural books. Some of her books have received high praise on USA Today’s HEA blog.

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While running from the law, Thea ends up in an Amish community inhabited by Elijah, the childhood friend of her late uncle. Not knowing the real reason she’s showed up, Elijah agrees to let her stay with his family temporarily. However, Elijah has two rules that cannot be broken.

First, Thea has to adopt the Amish lifestyle and respect their culture. Second, she has to stay away from Elijah’s son Jacob, who has been shunned by the entire community. Thea has no problem with the first rule, but from the moment she sees Jacob, she realizes Elijah’s second rule is impossible to follow.

Jacob is just as infatuated with Thea and refuses to turn his back on her, even after he finds out her secret. When Jacob decides he must leave the community, will Thea run from him or with him?
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