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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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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Double the Release...Double the Pleasure

If life is not great when the amazing author Sienna Mynx drops a release, then this moment must be mind-blowing with her dropping two. Two books, two breath-stealing stories...the same one great pen diva...

In the mood to travel to Nawlins for some romance, then pick up CHOSEN

For centuries I’ve created many in my image, destroyed more than I can remember, driven by the lust, the burn, the hunger in my loins for a taste of the life force that flows through their veins and not mine. Do I enjoy it? Yes. But even I can admit it’s not enough. And once, only once did I ever come close to an escape. But that was some time ago. Her name was Lysatte.

It is the year 2006. Six months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is celebrating Mardi Gras. There are four fewer days, six fewer carnival krewes and every parade has to use the same route. They say the dead walk the streets in New Orleans now. A city haunted by lost souls. Four college friends decide to abandon their studies at Tulane and celebrate the cities revival. It is a fatal mistake.
They are chosen. Meet Lissette, her destiny is intertwined with a creature beyond her understanding. This is their beginning.

Ready for some intrigue, a Latin lover with secrets and passion that will take you to a world you've never experienced before, then climb into the sheets with Oz

Lyric has everything she wants at this stage in her life. She has a successful career, a new business venture and a sister who has seen her through every trial and triumph since they were little girls. The only thing missing now is someone to share her successes with. She's spent the last year convinced that love on her terms was all that she really needed. That is until she meets Oz. A Mexican immigrant who awakens the deepest passions in her. He wants a friend, a lover, and possibly more. But there's more to him than she knows, and once Lyric enters his world she discovers hers will never be the same...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Get Caught Up in...Hollywood Stardust...(Free Book)

Kim Carmichael is giving away Book 1 in her Hollywood Stardust Series SUPPORTING ROLES


 Some girls only want to have fun.

Giselle Abromowitz lives her life with two simple rules. 1. Have fun. 2. Defer to rule number one. She does what she wants when she wants, and when things get too complicated she moves on to happier, more casual pastures.

As the older brother to Hollywood star, Logan Alexander, Wilson Alexander has played the role of pacifier, parent and protector. With the opening of his club it is his time to step in to the spotlight and make his own life.

When Giselle stumbles into Wilson’s regimented life and takes over, Wilson knows he found the missing piece of his life, now he only needs to convince his lady love that fun and love can coexist.

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Book Two Out Now: Type Cast
What's your fantasy?
Twenty years ago, the movie Hollywood Stardust defined a generation of teens and changed the four actors’ lives forever.
Typecast as the villain both in front and behind the silver screen, Logan Alexander has purposely allowed his star to fade. Now with the 20th Anniversary of the movie on the horizon, he is the only one fit to step into the spotlight, deal with the unwanted publicity, and make sure that things meant to be left on the cutting room floor remain there.

Ivy Vermont has always longed to be a leading lady, yet her paralyzing stage fright has relegated her to stay behind the scenes as a fact checker for Chargge.com’s entertainment webcasts. However, when her one-time poster-boy crush walks in to the studio demanding only she be in charge of his story, she knows she must take advantage of her big break.

Now, Logan tightropes between old loyalties and new love, while Ivy struggles to stay in reality with her ultimate fantasy.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sin on the Strip with Lucy Fargo (New Release)

Lucy Fargo has a New Release...Sin on the Strip

What happens in Las Vegas always burns bright, especially after hours. In this sizzling new series, the city's 24/7 glitz hides one woman's darkest nightmares—and one investigator's seductive secrets...
Control is everything to gorgeous Maggie Anderson. Her exclusive club gives abused and troubled women a refuge from Vegas's merciless streets—and helps her reclaim her shattered sense of freedom. But now someone is brutally murdering those she fights so hard to save. And baring her deepest fears to the one man who insists on protecting her could be the one move she won't survive…

Elite private investigator Christian Beck knows this particular serial killer's MO—and his own wrenching failure to find him—all too well. But staying two steps ahead of Maggie's determination to uncover the truth pushes his well-honed skills past the limit—and ignites his most naked instincts. Now every clue is a lie, each irresistible desire a lethal trap. And the closer he and Maggie get, their shattering secrets will either save them—or torch their lives to glittering ash…

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Mandy Rosko is Making Sure it Burns Like Fire....


A scarred hunter seeking revenge...

Jack Marilla is out to avenge the deaths of his family, and get his revenge for the burn scars that cover his body. His house was burned down with himself and his family locked inside of it two years ago, and he barely survived.

His prime suspect is Cindy Chase, the paranormal fire starter who captured his heart, and then set his house ablaze before vanishing.

...and the woman he used to love as his prime suspect...

When he finally catches her, Jack faces his biggest challenge yet. To not believe her when she claims to be innocent, or fall for her tempting seduction.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Find Your SOULMATE Today with a Deatri King-Bey Romance

Introducing Soulmate by Deatri King-Bey

The heart of the Precious Jewels Security Agency, Pearl Nicolas’s life has become one undercover assignment after the next. Happy, yet jealous, that her sisters are finding their soulmates, Pearl reluctantly accepts there is no soulmate out there for her… Or is there?

Tariq Suárez Anzar’s life changed when he became a single father of a teen. When a possible drug ring is suspected on his daughter’s prep school campus, the Precious Jewels are called in to find out exactly what is going on. But Tariq discovers so much more—Pearl. From the first moment they met, everything within him screamed, “She is your soulmate!”

Timing would be perfect for Tariq to go after his soulmate except one tiny thing—his daughter is Pearl’s only lead in the case. Patient as much as he is determined, he will not let this once in a lifetime chance slip by to have the family he wants.

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Amber had never been more right in her life! Pearl continued staring at the headshot of Tariq Suárez Aznar in the Newton Academy’s staff gallery on the school’s website via her iPad. Teachers were not supposed to look like this. Had Professor Suárez been her math instructor, she wouldn’t have learned a thing from dreaming about him all day.

Sincere hazel eyes to gaze into, strong facial features to admire, lips plump enough for kissing, short wavy hair to run her fingers over—if his body were half as nice, she’d never solve the case from drooling over the man.

Resisting the urge to conduct a background check on him, she turned off her tablet and put it away. He’d hired them and deserved his privacy. This was business. Plus a man like him had to be married. Then again, what would she do with a boring teacher anyway? Good looks be damned, she needed a man who could keep up with her. One whose lifestyle matched hers enough that they wanted to share their lives together. She wanted someone who didn’t exist—her soulmate.

Disheartened, she walked from the bench in the main office over to the bulletin board. Pep rally, fundraiser, Halloween party, volleyball game schedule, football game schedule, math club meetings, science club meeting… nothing out of the ordinary.

“Excuse me, Ms. Nicholas?”

That soft, sexy voice had to belong to the new star of her fantasies. Much calmer than she felt, she turned and smiled politely. “Yes. Oh, Mr. Suárez.” Following Spanish tradition, she said his middle name, which was his father’s family name.

Appreciation burned in his bright eyes as he took her in from head to toe. She knew when a man was attracted to her, and Mr. Suárez definitely was.


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce Soulmate. I appreciate it and you.

Deatri King-Bey



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dare to Dive In...

Are you bold enough? Do you love romance enough? Do you enjoy steamy interludes in the sheets? Then I DARE you to dive into 7 great books, by 7 fantastic authors all centered around one amazing series Dare to Love by New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips...come on in.







Collect them all $1.99 each at Amazon.com
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015


J. A. Coffey's Southern Seduction series has a new addition and it is on sale.

Hell on Heels: Starcrossed Lovers
Flamboyant, artistic Caroline Cattrell is determined to remain independent of her wealthy family’s
influence–even if it means losing her friends in the process. After losing her job, she’s forced to use her seductive personality and pose as a honey pot in an undercover operation to keep her head above water.

Stan Kendrick was the one man that everyone had it out for. Branded as a cheating ex, he was forced to uphold his bad boy image to save the lives of those he cared about. But working undercover gets a lot more complicated when the one woman who could help him nail an international crime lord and finally close the case is the last person who would help him.

The Southern Seductions series continues and it’s never been hotter in the South!

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Nook (coming soon)

Pants on Fire: Reunited Lovers
Suzanne Collier has always had it easy…she’s beautiful, blonde and rich–a society girl who hides a tender heart. As a successful charity event organizer, she devotes herself to helping others. But when an old flame who broke her heart resurfaces, she’s ready to pull out all the stops and beat him at his own game.

Golden Boy Chase Weston, is a smoldering hot playboy being groomed for a national sportscasters desk. He let Suze slip through his fingers once, but now he needs her to bring his real dreams to fruition. Now he’s got to use every play in his game book to bag the hottest babe in Hotlanta and convince her to trust him again.

The series continues when Suze uncovers this playboy’s playbook and the game gets serious. Where there’s smoke, there’s sure to be fire!

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Nook .99

Liar Liar: A Get Away Romance
Have you found your perfect match?

Certified fraud examiner Jessica Barlow catches liars for a living. After a sexless first year of divorce, she decides to branch out of the traditional dating scene to find romance at LoveLines, an upscale online dating service with a guaranteed success rate. But just when things get interesting, she’s assigned to snoop on the very company that might show her a good time.

Texan horse rancher Matteo Brandt is secretly the corporate owner and mastermind of LoveLines’ thirty-one point matching system. He suspects Jess might be a plant for a pending court case. She just can’t be as good as she looks. He’s determined to save both his company and his reputation-- even if it means seducing Jess himself.

Will it be all work and no play? It’s all clothes barred in this battle for truth and love.

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Every J.A. Coffey romance includes a deliciously decadent recipe-FREE. For more details, visit www.JACoffey.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Curvy Girl Romance Books and Contest

Do you love hot romances with voluptuous heroines and breath stealing heroes? Then let me introduce you to authors you will love. Contemporary, Shifters, Billionaires, Military and more...come and get them.

Can a war vet with a secret and a woman with a painful past find their happy future together?

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When Jerome finds himself free to finally pursue Hannah, he discovers she's eloping to Sin City to marry someone else--unless he can get to Vegas first.

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When Mave, the witch who cursed Dimitri, discovers that the curse she placed on him is breaking, she goes to great lengths to stop him from becoming human once again.

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Being his everything for one night could ruin their friendship forever. And she thought her life was out of control before. 

Haven't gone far enough...take the journey for 2.99

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.

Get your revenge between the sheets!

Other Curvy Girl Romance Authors: Lissa Matthews, Mina Carter, Catherine Vale, Michelle Fox, Brandy Walker, Erika Masten, Christin Lovell, Harper Ashe, Elle Thorne, Delphina Miyares, Willsin Rowe, Melanie Marchande, Tabitha Conall, Amie StuartVM Black, Tasha Black, Sass S Lewis, Linda Barlow, Olivia Rigal, Aidy Award, Kate Kent, Lainie Suzanna, A Payne


Follow the link and comment on the FB post at Curvy Girl Romance: What was the last BBW (Big Beautiful Women) book you read by any of the CGR authors shown or listed on this blog posting?

What can you win? All four released stories in Yvette Hines BBW Lingerie Series and $10 Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts GC.

Drawing happens Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Releasing the Scottish Wulvers with Selena Kitt

Hello, Selena Kitt, welcome to SASSE Sheets. I appreciate you spending the day with us here. Readers have loved you for years and your naughty erotic shorts that push the boundaries. *smile* You have made a way for a lot of romance authors to express themselves freely in erotic writing.

SASSE: Please share with the readers a little about yourself. If you were not a romance/erotic writer, what would be your creative outlet?

Selena: I’ve been writing erotica and erotic romance since 2006. I started at Literotica, and was publishing on Amazon before the Kindle was even invented! If I wasn’t writing, I’d probably still be doing birth photography.  I was a doula and apprentice midwife before I started writing again. 

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SASSE: I love historical romance books and paranormal books. When I stumbled across your Highland Wolf Pact series it was like Christmas and my birthday all in one. I bought all three and started diving in. How did your muse convince you to take the readers on an adventure to 1500 Scotland? What sparked this series to life?

Selena: I was actually in a boxed set called “Highland Shifters.” The authors wanted to time the release with the premiere of Outlander, which we did.  The idea was to combine Scottish romance (which was entering into the mainstream with the STARZ series Outlander) and the popular shifter genre. 

SASSE: Tell us about Book 1, Highland Wolf Pact. What was your inspiration for this storyline?

Selena: My inspiration for the book came from doing a little Google research about werewolf lore in Scotland.  Interestingly, Scotland doesn’t have any real werewolf stories, but they do have legends about “helpful wolfmen” called “wulvers.” This piqued my interest, and I started imagining a race of wolf shifters hidden in the highlands.  My heroine came into being when I decided I wanted to something involving the ongoing conflict between England and Scotland that was so common in the 1500s.  King Henry VII had the idea of “marrying the border” (combining English and Scottish households) and had been sending English brides to Scottish lairds on the border in order to help decrease animosity.  Sibyl Blackthorne turned out to be quite a spunky female for the time period—of course, she had to be, to hold her own with a wulver like Raife!  After she’s promised in marriage by her uncle to a very cruel Scottish laird, circumstances take Sibyl out of the frying pan and into the fire, when she’s “rescued” by a wulver—and taken into an entirely new world!  I had a lot of fun researching and developing the wulver’s world.  Women in the 1500s didn’t have much of a choice/voice (like Sibyl getting married off without her consent) and so I found it interesting to make the female wulver situation parallel (female wulvers don’t have any choice about when they change/shift, and it’s tied to birth and their cycles).

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SASSE: Take a moment to tell us what your favorite scene to write in Book 2, Compromising Position.  

Selena: My favorite scene to write in that one was when Kirstin runs off on her own to find a way to be with Donal, which leads to—well, I can’t say much or I’ll spoil it.  I loved Kirstin as a character, and writing a romance between a she-wolf shifter and human male hero was a fun challenge.  I got a chance to more fully develop the wulver lore in this one, and Kirstin as “healer” played a large part in that. 

SASSE: Have you ever been to Scotland? If not, is it a place you plan to visit one day?

Selena: No, I never have.  I’m far from a world traveler, I’m afraid.  Airplanes scare me.  But maybe I’ll take a trip across the ocean someday.  It would be fun!

SASSE: Last but just as good a book as the other two. What was the most challenging or difficult part to write in Book 3, Blood Reign?

Selena: The fight scene—when our heroine Bridgit meets our wulver hero, Griff.  (Griff is actually
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Raife’s son – Raife from book one). But I loved making Bridgit a warrior-in-training.  How often do you meet the man you love by being forced to fight him? Great scene, but I’m not an action writer, and you can probably tell.  Blood Reign, I think, is my favorite.  I loved Sibyl and Raife – but Raife’s son, Griff, might even be hotter.  And I adore Bridgit as a character.  She was a blast to write.

SASSE: I would like to thank you for the time to sit and chat. Keep up the excellent writing work! What is next for you that readers can expect?

Selena: I am working on two more in the Divine Vampires series.  Blood of Angels and Kiss of Angels are out now.  And I have a new release, Step Beast that just came out.  And if you haven’t picked it up yet, Highland Wolf Pact is on sale for $0.99!

Connect with Selena Kitt!

            Website: www.selenakitt.com
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            Twitter: @selenakitt
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Southern Shifters Kindle World Release: Fast & Furless by Yvette Hines

Finally ending her obligation to the government, Brita is ready to live a life of freedom. Always a loner, even in a secret military task force, she now looks forward to getting lost among the tourist of a small town resort area. No more violence or killing that is her new motto. The day a stranger walks into her place of work and mistakes her for someone else, everything changes. She’d always been told that she was one of a kind—no others like her. She sets out on a mission to discover the truth and to find her pack—if one exists. Maybe, just maybe they can be the key to unlocking the mysteries that have held her bound.

Alek was feeling restless. The choker of Alpha is dangling to close to his neck. He needed time to decide if he wanted to engage in a dominance battle. His life didn’t seem to be leading anywhere else, but he refused to just given in because it was what was expected of him. He believes time away from his world and the open air of the Blue Ridge Mountain area could bring him just the clarity he needs.

In a whiff, his relaxing vacation becomes encumbered by a demanding anomalous whose one sexy-ass feline. Brita’s arrival brings out the base needs of his cat and he can’t simply stand back and let the local shifters handle it… No. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove to Brita that he’ll be by her side—and she is his.

Get your copy of Fast & Furless (1.99) today at Amazon: Click Here


~Questions you may have about the Southern Shifters Kindle World~

1. The books are only available in the US at amazon.com, they will not be available on any international amazon sites.

2. "Why can't I get this on Nook or Kobo?" - The Kindle World is a publishing program designed by Amazon, and only Amazon US. If you have other reading devices, you can download the Kindle App for free on your smartphone, iPad or Tablet. https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/kcp-landing-page

3. "I don't understand, is this a bundle?" No. This is not a bundle. We are just 14 individual authors invited to write into Eliza Gayle's Southern Shifter World. Creating stories that spin off the wonderful paranormal world she has already created. Enjoy all of them. If you have never read any of Eliza Gayle's Southern Shifters I hope our stories intrigue you enough to want to dive into her stories.

4. "Do these have to be read in order?" No, they do not have to read in order. Each authors story is  a standalone, but connected in some way to one of Eliza Gayle's Southern Shifter stories

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Double Release for Tiana Laveen

Bold and unapologetic, romance author Tiana Laveen always takes readers to the edge with her creative imaginative works and she's at it again. With a double book release, Tiana gives readers two full length romances that don't cut corners. That's right, so get ready, fasten your seatbelt, put your foot on the gas and blast yourself into her world of interracial romance.

They say there are two sides to a story. And two sides to every man… Aaron Pike is one of those men. Aaron is a white nationalist, a Commander in the organization and Nazi who grew up in Frisco City Alabama. He ends up in the prison system, serving a stint for beating a man nearly to death in what is perceived as a racially driven assault. While serving his term, the recidivist Aaron believes as he's always done that he will serve his time and be right back out on the front lines of the movement. However, fate ushers him down a different path altogether…

Mia Armstrong is an elementary schoolteacher from a conservative, Christian background. She also volunteers at the prison, and is asked to help spread the word about a prison pen pal program. In that process, she runs into Aaron, and before long, the two hit it off. Only there is one problem… Mia Armstrong is African American.

The two forge an alliance and that friendship flourishes into pure, unadulterated love. How can Aaron force himself to hate a woman he adores and loves based on her race alone? Will Mia be able to stay by his side after discovering the darker edge of the man she’s fallen helplessly in love with? Step inside of this explosive double novel, ‘The ‘N’ Word’ and ‘Word of Honor’, to find out how this story of unlikely love unfolds.

Buy them today for your Kindle: The 'N' Word and Word of Honor

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

12 Authors Setting Sheets on Fire with Cowboys

I love all things spicy...food, music and books...so to get this collection of books with 12 Alarm Cowboys...I'm fist pumping and hip-wigging all over my house. So, if you enjoy sexy Cowboy Alphas come get 'em.

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AFTER THE FIRE by Cora Seton
When a series of fires keeps bringing him to her door, a firefighter must uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret or risk losing her forever.
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE (A Cowboy Way Novella) by Becky McGraw
Cowboy Austin McBride follows a herd to a new town, but firefighting is his passion, so he applies at a local station. Standing between him and the job is a blonde bombshell who thinks she's a shoe-in.
SADDLES AND SOOT by Cynthia D’Alba
Rancher and volunteer firefighter extinguishes a grass fire accidentally started by the town’s sexy temporary veterinarian but there’s something about her that ignites a fire inside of him.
CONTROLLED BURN (Cowboys on the Edge, Book One) by Delilah Devlin
Rancher and volunteer firefighter assigns himself to watch a reformed firebug during a controlled burn but she lights the fire inside him instead of the dead grass around them.
HIS FIREFLY COWGIRL by Beth Williamson
When an arson investigator returns to her hometown she clashes with the firefighter cowboy who broke her heart. Embers turn to sparks between a cowboy and his firefly cowgirl.
HER VOLUNTEER COWBOY (Book 6: Harland County) by Donna Michaels
Sparks reignite when one-nighters reunite. Can the firefighter/Guardsman convince the reforming bad girl she’s worth fighting for, or will she leave before he finds the courage to volunteer his heart?
When a cowboy firefighter works a fire at a nudist resort, he’s sure his ex-girlfriend, the bookkeeper, is to blame. But as he investigates her, his gut tells him he’s going to get burned.
A Cowboy-Volunteer Firefighter helps a runaway city girl put out a car fire only to find himself embroiled in a hot little mess of the mob persuasion.
REKINDLED (Dallas Fire & Rescue, Book One) by Paige Tyler
A hunky firefighter rescues his best friend’s sexy sister from a hotel fire set by her psychotic ex-boyfriend who’d rather see her dead than with another man.
TEXAS WILDFIRE by Sable Hunter
Honored VFD hero is no angel. In love with his Captain’s wife, all hell breaks loose when Titan learns Makenna is abused. The firestorm their love ignites is so intense no one will emerge unscathed.
HOT IN THE SADDLE – Randi Alexander
When a rancher/volunteer firefighter is injured saving the life of a female stockcar racer, she stays to pay her debt of gratitude. Will he regret risking his life when he learns why she came to Texas?
When offered a second chance to seduce his high school crush, cowboy/fireman Cade Silver cannot resist. Despite her resistance, he is determined to win her, come hell or high water.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Battles on the Field and in the Heart...Wounded Warrior Series

Hello, J.M. Northup and Simone Beaudelaire, welcome to SASSE Sheets. I appreciate you spending the day with us here. So, excited to talk to the two of you and find out more about your books and the writing duo.
JM Northup: Please, call me Julie and thank you for inviting us today.  We are excited to be here!
SASSE: Tell the readers a little about yourselves. How did this writing team come about?
Simone Beaudelaire: We met through our publisher, Creativia, but I quickly discovered Julie and I had a lot in common. We became friends. Then, because writer friends complain about writing, I mentioned a partially completed book I couldn’t finish because I didn’t know where to take it. After some discussion, we decided to work together to complete it, and Saving Sam finally came to light. But as we discussed the story, it quickly became obvious a trilogy, not a stand-alone, was being born
SASSE: What was the first romance book you read that made you think ‘I want to do this.’?
Simone Beaudelaire: I honestly can’t remember. I started reading romance really young. Like 12 years old (without permission) and I was hooked. I had always been a bit of a make believe/storyteller kid, and somehow the two merged together into a desire to write romance of my own.
JM Northup: I honestly didn’t know much about the romance genre.  I considered romance to be an emotion or motivator within a story; a natural human response.  I can say the first book I read with actual love scenes was Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.  It wasn’t until I met Simone (and some of our mutual romance writing friends) that I was really introduced to the genre.  The creative, poetic way they depicted romance and the artistic way they described sex drew me to the genre and I hooked!
SASSE:  Can you explain to the readers about the Wounded Warrior series? How did you come up with the idea for it? Is this just another ‘military hero story’?
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Simone Beaudelaire: I started writing Saving Sam long ago, before I even knew I was capable of writing anything. I didn’t finish it because I got stuck, but even then I was just hoping to write a sexy story about a hot soldier. It required Julie’s experience with the military and PTSD to turn my half-baked idea for a hot romance into a deep, powerful story of life after battle.
JM Northup: Being a veteran myself, I am very connected to our stories and I wanted them to have a deep meaning.  Discussing the stories with Simone, it was obvious she wanted to write something of substance to honor our veterans and their families as much as I did.  Ultimately, I think we achieved our goal and in doing so, I don’t believe our books are just another “military hero story”.  I think they touch on some very profound topics and are filled with a lot of heart. 
SASSE: As most of my readers know I’m a Wounded Warrior. I was in the military for fourteen years. So, your series jumped out at me. Before deciding to write this series where you both familiar with Wounded Warriors? In what way?
Simone Beaudelaire: I’ve been aware of them, of course, but not on a personal level. Julie opened my eyes to a whole world I didn’t know. Oh, and thank you for your service.
JM Northup: Yes, thank you for your service and sacrifices!  I first heard about the Wounded Warrior Project while I was stations at McChord AFB in Washington State.  My cousin, who was in the Army at the time, stationed at Fort Lewis, was very active with the organization.  I was really moved by the work they did and when I had the chance to do something to give back to them and, more importantly, to my fellow veterans, I felt honored to be included.
SASSE: What was the most emotional challenging book to write out of the three of them?
Simone Beaudelaire: I think of the three books, Saving Sam was the most challenging. It sat half-
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finished for years before Julie showed me how to finish it. But Justifying Jack is by far the most emotional. I cried buckets writing it. I like to write emotional works, so that isn’t the biggest challenge to me. I lacked deep information about the military needed to make the stories come alive.
JM Northup: Each book had challenges and each spoke to me on a different level.  Still, I would have to say that Justifying Jack was the most emotionally challenging story for me.  It is the book that focuses the most on the family and what happens when a military family loses their loved one to war.  That was very moving to me and having seen my own daughters’ reactions to my service, it was the most personal for me.
SASSE: When readers read your stories, what is a common theme that you want them to walk away with?
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J.M. Northup and Simone Beaudelaire: That love doesn’t heal physical or emotional wounds, but it can provide the support survivors need to allow themselves to heal. No one can love you so much you get better, but having love makes the work more bearable.
SASSE: Thank you both for sitting down with me and talking about such a wonderful series that I am excited to dive into.
Learn more about J.M. Northup and Simone Beaudelaire!

Simone Beaudelaire is the pseudonym for a single mom and graduate student from Texas.
In her spare time, Mme Beaudelaire reads romances as fast as she can get her hands on them, and when she isn't reading them, she's writing them!
J.M. Northup is an American author whose work tends to cross genres.  She’s a native Minnesotan living in Texas, a wicked cat lady, and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. Julie’s happily married to her best friend, Dusty and together, they have 2 beautiful daughters!           

Simone Beaudelaire - https://twitter.com/SimoneBeaudelai
J.M. Northup – www.twitter.com/JM_Northup

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