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Guest Post: Scandalously Yours

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Under the Sun Publishing presents…awesome selections of novellas and novels by bestselling, award-winning authors…something for every lover of sensual to erotic romance.

Scandalously Yours: no reviews posted until March 8 (release day), but here are some snippets from comments about its three predecessors

Sweet Sensations: 4.2 of 5 stars at Amazon!

“A great collection of second chance, friends to lovers, paranormal stories and more…”—Stacy Gregg

“…a collection of sweet touching stories of second chances of loge, a gangster, a thief and billionaire, and much more…read them all, because you won’t be disappointed.” –Bella’s Blog

“A lovely collection of books that warm your heart! While I did have a few favorites, all should be on your must-read list. Each one is well written and made me feel like I knew the characters. You can’t go wrong…” –Cadams53

Enchanted Eternally: 4.6 of 5 stars at Amazon!

“This is the best boxed set I’ve ever read. Such great variety across the paranormal world…I highly recommend this set to fans of the paranormal and fantasy genres.”–Leanne

“…all of the stories here make this one of the strongest boxed sets ever. I’ll be reading my favorites from this one again and again.” –Suzi Q

“I’ve read Jan Springer and Ann Jacobs before and their entries in this boxed set are fantastic, as always. The other authors were new to me but I enjoyed all of them—even the futuristic sci-fi, which isn’t my usual thing. A definite recommend, and a great bargain, too.” –Gabryyl Pierce

Falling in Love: 4.7 out of 5 stars at Amazon!

“Great collection. Loved the blurbs at the beginning of each story.” –Romantically Jaded

“This has a great collection of stories. It is definitely a must buy and read…” –Tracey P.

“…stories were all sexy and romantic…a bit of something for every reader…action, drama, and comedy. I would definitely read more from any of these authors, and you should too.”—Malinda M.

“…8 wonderful stories to get yourself lost in…really good book to curl up with on a cold, rainy day.” –Jaime Kurp

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Excerpts from Scandalously Yours:

Excerpts:

From Wilder’s Thief, by USA Today bestseller, Josie Jax

Well, she was robbing a bank. That certainly qualified her as barmy. But dang it all to hell, she couldn’t afford to slip into the coddling arms of her wild imagination, not in the middle of a cussed hold-up of all things.

From Aphrodite’s Necklace, by Anh Leod:

Holding the necklace and feeling quite steamy in her private area, she stepped into the hallway. She pressed her thighs together and when she separated them, they were sticky with some kind of hot fluid that had moistened her inside. She swallowed her shock as her nipples thrust against her corset. What was happening to her?

From Madamoiselle Makes a Match, by Kate Rothwell

Summoning all of her bravery, she darted in and landed a quick kiss on his chin but then backed away at once. “There. I was the first to touch. You want to touch me now?”

From Seducing Laura, by Lynne Connolly

That reminder of her one disastrous youthful indiscretion nettled Laura. It was something she preferred to forget. She sipped her tea and allowed her quick temper to subside within her. “That was an entirely different case, and our parents dealt with it smartly. Besides, I wasn’t an heiress. Belinda is. You know we have to be constantly on our guard against fortune hunters.”

From The Brass Octopus, by Maeve Alpin

“You seem uncharacteristically bothered. You do love to judge others, but you are usually quite calm about it–especially here among all your friends…the books.” Polly’s eyes gleamed as she flashed a wry smile. “What did he do?”

“He read a passage of Early Experiences out loud.”

From Beneath a Cornish Moon, by Ann Jacobs

The night seemed as fitting as any might be to stand vigil o’er her sire’s earthly remains. While her silent future husband stood the first watch at the foot of the bier, Lea sat beside the window, her head bowed as she fingered her rosary beads.

Silently Lea grappled with stark reality. She glanced toward Alain. His expression told her naught. He appeared as dark as the night, as mysterious as the Eucharist. No less overwhelming now than when he had worn full armor, he made her tremble, yet lent her strength by his presence.

A strength Lea appreciated more as hours went by and she endured the rituals of saying farewell.

From Timeless Voyage, by Cornelia Amiri

Her captive’s extraordinary eyes, fathomless as the sea, drew her to him. How could a Roman be so handsome?

Thoughts swam in her head. I do not know him. Even if I did, he’s a Roman. I have to hate him.

Laig the Dark headed scowled. “We leave no survivors, save for the Roman slaves we set free.”

From Wooing the Librarian, by Jane Leopold Quinn

In his life before becoming a preacher, in his bounty hunting days, he wouldn’t have bothered with a proper looking woman. He’d needed the easy, no commitment, no responsibility, no-morning-after type of woman back then. It was all different for him now. Now he wanted the morning-after woman, the family, the promise of forever.

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About Scandalously Yours authors:

In August 2014, a well-known publisher of erotic romances announced a downturn: slowed sales, layoffs of editors and cover artists, and most important, later and later royalty payments. Authors began requesting reversion of rights, and subsequently a group formed, consisting initially of former authors at this publisher. Box sets had become the project of the time, and so Under the Sun Publishing was formed as a division of Inkwell Royalty Solutions, to revise former titles from this publisher and bring those that fit the UTS guidelines out in box sets. We have since expanded our offerings to include books originally published elsewhere and never-before-published novels and novellas.

The guidelines: all books would be romances between one man and one woman, sensual to frankly erotic but without the coarse language many readers find objectionable. The first of these sets was released in September 2015, followed by two more in October and November. Book four, the first historical set, was delayed while we evaluated effectiveness of promotion, and Scandalously Yours will enjoy a twenty-stop blog tour before and immediately after its release on March 8, at multiple booksellers rather than as Kindle exclusives.

Under the Sun hopes readers will enjoy the stories it has compiled for them and pass the word along that its box sets are not only great reading but also great bargains!

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Buy links:

Amazon.com— http://amzn.to/1QG7y2d

Amazon UK– http://amzn.to/1POPAdZ

All Romance Ebooks– http://bit.ly/1Vk1rED

Kobo– https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/scandalously-yours-2-166.html

Smashwords– https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/612550?ref=cw1985

Books will also be available at barnesandnoble.com and iTunes (Apple), but buy links are not yet available for them.

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What’s your conscience called? #RavenRamblings @RavenMcAllan

Hi all. Welcome to a Raven rambling post on Dirty Birdies.

Yes, it is a fact. I ramble. And often end up nowhere near where I meant to be.

Hey ho. It’s interesting, if nothing else.

So…

Now then, did you now I have a conscience called Doris?

It’s true.

My Doris conscience nags me, pushes and prods me, praises me, shouts at me, and remind me of my obligations. And boy am I glad.

You see when I’m in the throes of a W I P, I sadly tend to ignore most things. Except wine, coffee, chocolate and Dh (mainly because he won’t let me).

Yep I freely admit, I know I have blogs to do posts to post, people to chat do and very sadly washing and ironing to sort out. I kid you not, my ironing basket is not a basket. It’s a cupboard in the hall, and the doors are having a hard time shutting on the shirts in there, it’s full to bursting. And I blank them all out.

Luckily my Doris conscience doesn’t hit me over the ironing. I do it when it is necessary. (At least 5 shirts a week, and anything else with a protest and only when necessary.) If I ever get rich I’m getting someone to do it for me.

But the rest?

Oh boy do I need her.

I admit I’m not the best person when it comes to remembering blogs. I find them hard. Incredibly hard. Not just blowing my own trumpet about a release, but about talking about myself.

I can’t believe anyone one is interested about me, and what I get up to. Not really.

Luckily, my conscience does, and I trust her.

I’ll be honest I’m happy chatting about my books, and the, ‘well, I just sit and write until it’s written’ stuff, but apart from that?

I’m a growing old disgracefully bus pass holding granny, who writes Romance.

 

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Looks at Doris

Okay not enough.

Let’s see.

The other day, I couldn’t get into our village as the road was flooded. Someone asked if I was okay food wise. I was. I had my favourite ‘foods’ wine, coffee and chocolate. A lovely tbr pile on my eReader, lots of old favourites on that and the shelves. I don’t have one particular favourite book, there’s too many to choose from. Ditto music though I’m a bit of an aged hippy so anything from Woodstock goes down well.

I love the sun and warmth, hate rain and cold. Snow can come for a day as long as I don’t have to go out in it, but then I want it to melt overnight. It never does.

I love travelling, can say please/thank you/may I have wine/the bill/where are the toilets please, in a fair few languages, and can’t imagine not writing.

Hows that? Doris nodded

Phew.

Doris looks at me in what I can only describe as a pointed manner See a conscience niggling me. What have I forgotten?

Oh glory, yes.

This last week I have the double joy of two books now on general release. Secrets Learned, which is the 5th book in my Diomhair series set in a restored Scottish Castle

 

You can buy it at these lovely places:  Totally Bound  AmazonUK  Amazon

and Bombers Moon, a WW2 story set in Northamptonshire, and loosely based on takes my mum told me. I had such fun remembering all those anecdotes and putting them into a book. Not everything is true to her, but my nan and aunts snippets about them and their friends were a great help as well. There’s such a satisfying feeling when you can add even a tiny idea that if you didn’t experience yourself you knew someone who did. And it seems it wasn’t all doom and gloom in those days!

 

Blurb:

Who gets caught by the man of her dreams bare-assed and halfway up a wall? Lady Chrissie Stride, of course.

It’s just her luck that she encounters Baronet Archie Duggan. On top of that, the house her London employers requisitioned to keep its staff safe from The Blitz is locked. Climbing the wall seemed like a good idea, until Archie turns up. At least he doesn’t seem to know it’s her.

Archie recognizes Chrissie almost immediately. He never expected to meet her again in deepest Northamptonshire. This time around he is determined to claim the woman he loved and lost. With the war on, priorities change, and love is too important to conform to niceties.

Will the star-crossed lovers finally find their happily ever after?

Buy it here:  Evernight  ARe Amazon UK  Amazon  Bookstrand

I don’t make New Year resolutions, but I have vowed to me and my conscience I’ll do my best to chat more, talk about my books and not get so involved in my WIP I burn the dinner.

I haven’t vowed to do more housework.

Hey the dust bunnies would be so upset if I moved them…

 

Until the next time,

 

Happy reading,

 

Love R x