Official release of Once Upon a Twisted Time

This is the official release day of Once Upon A Twisted Time, the first anthology from Moon Rose Publishing! A collection of dark adult fairytales, these stories will turn your idea of what a fairytale should be on its head! From Steampunk to Fantasy, there is something for everyone in this fantastic collection of four novellas. The novellas are based upon The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast-see if you can work out which one is which! It is now available on the Moon Rose Publishing site, and from Amazon!

Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.
This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat. And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…

Song of the Abyss

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation

In a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina "George" Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There's just one thing standing in her way, her aunt - Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt's factories?

Hawke and the Beast

Some curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch's son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man's heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.

Reborn City

Nyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.

Find the Authors:
Lindsay Avalon Facebook Author page
Lindsay Avalon Amazon Author page (Not available yet, but I will let you know if she sets one up nearer the date)
Lindsay Avalon Moon Rose Publishing page!lindsay-avalon/cjvn

Tara Stogner Wood Facebook Author page
Tara Stogner Wood Moon Rose Publishing page!tara-stogner-wood/cfb

Trish Marie Dawson Facebook Author page
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Miranda Stork Facebook Author Page
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Moon Rose Publishing, to celebrate its newest release, is also having a huge contest over on Facebook and their website!
One grand prize winner will win;
·         Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology
·         A personalised fairytale ring from
·         Once Upon A Twisted Time postcards and bookmarks
·         Exclusive charm necklace and bookmark from Tara Stogner Wood
·         Exclusive Once Upon A Twisted Time glossy poster.
And three runners up will win;
·         Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology
·         And bookmark and postcard swag!
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Tingle Tuesday and Morticia Knight is the guest author to EXCITE you

Welcoming Morticia Knight to the blog for tingle Tuesday

When lovers and paranormal investigators Martin and Emilio struggle with an especially difficult case, Emilio begs Martin to contact Sophie, a gifted medium who also happens to be Martin’s ex.
Beautiful waif—like Sophie has vowed to hate Martin forever after catching him with their ghosthunting partner — the sultry Emilio — the year before. But Martin convinces her to help a young couple that are being tormented by an aggressive spirit haunting their home. She is shocked to discover that the ghost is not hostile to her at all — but instead is after her for kinky sex!
While the three former best friends work on solving the mystery of this haunting, they find out more than they’d bargained for—that the old Victorian home they’re investigating has quite a chequered past, and that there’s more to their feelings than they are willing to admit. After a final terrifying encounter with the randy ghost, Sophie starts to wonder about Martin and Emilio’s real feelings for her. Will a Spirit of Love teach them that forgiveness can help pave the way to true love and untold physical delights?

Excerpt contains M/M intimacy

A Spirit of Love

 Two men and one ex-girlfriend. Can a lovelorn and kinky ghost help these three paranormal investigators find true love with each other?     

Martin could feel his body stirring. Emilio was sitting cross-legged on the floor facing him. He reached over and placed a hand gently on Emilio’s cheek, and leaned in to kiss his full sensual lips. Taking the top lip first and suckling it, he then let it go to take the luscious bottom one into his mouth. Finally, he plunged his tongue in, deepening the kiss, and letting Emilio know that he wanted him.
Martin lowered his hand and brought the other up so he could encircle Emilio’s torso to draw him closer. Emilio was now in Martin’s lap. They held each other close, hugging and squeezing, their tongues caught in a dance that urged them on to more sexual heat. Rolling over on top of Emilio, Martin felt the possessiveness that always made his cock so hard when he was with the smaller man.
“I want you in my mouth,” he growled in Emilio’s ear. “Get your fucking clothes off.”
         Emilio laughed lightly, struggling to get out from under Martin’s strong embrace. “Lover, you are going to crush me. Give me more room.”
Martin moved a little to the side, just enough to give Emilio space to wriggle out of his jeans and the tight T-shirt that hugged his lithe body so well, but not enough to scamper away. Once Emilio had his thong pulled just far enough to expose the thick shaft nestled in silky black curls, Martin pushed him back on to the floor, pinned Emilio’s wrists to his side, and gobbled the young man’s penis into his mouth. Martin loved Emilio’s aroma. It was rich and sweet, unlike anything he’d encountered. Even before Sophie, he had always been with both genders. He identified himself as bi-sexual, and his relationships were based completely on his feelings, having nothing to do with gender.
Martin moved his mouth greedily up and down Emilio’s dick, pausing occasionally to suck the tip, making Emilio cry out and whip his head from side to side. Martin loved being in control of Emilio’s desire. He knew exactly what to do to him, and how to do it. As Emilio got into a heavy rhythm of thrusting up to meet Martin’s skilled mouth, Martin abruptly let go of his delicious cock, moved to one side, and rolled Emilio over on his stomach.
“Aaah, you’re trying to kill me,” objected Emilio. “I am so hard, this floor is so cold, and now my guys are being smashed.”
         “I don’t think you’re going to mind,” said Martin as he repositioned himself over Emilio again.

About Morticia 

Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale, whether it is contemporary, paranormal, historical, ménage, M/M or BDSM - she loves it all! One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor. When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on a Three-Book series called Uniform Encounters set in the Southwest that features those yummy men in uniform.
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My Sunday guest is the fabulous Amber Lea Easton and her novel

Welcome to the blog Amber

Thanks for hosting me, Elodie!  I’m glad to be here to feature my new release, Riptide, a romantic suspense novel that’s only been out since August. 

Where do I begin with this story?  Sometimes an author is lucky enough to be able write characters that she truly identifies with from a place deep inside her heart that pours out a wealth of emotion.  That’s how Riptide flowed from me. 

The definition of Riptide is “a stretch of turbulent water in the sea, caused by the meeting of currents or abrupt changes in depth. Also called rip current, a strong current, especially one flowing outwards from the shore, causing disturbance on the surface.”   For me, that definition sums up this story perfectly, hence the title. 

A story about starting over, learning to trust again, opening to love after intense heartbreak, and overcoming tremendous obstacles on the path to happiness, Riptide is truly an abrupt change in depth for my lead characters, Lauren Biltmore and Noah Reynolds.  Both have been hurt in the past, some would call them damaged.  They don’t trust easily, but find that sometimes together is better than alone, even if that means risking everything for a chance at having it all. 

 One violent night shatters Lauren Biltmore’s life.  As an anchorwoman, she’s accustomed to reporting the news rather than being the lead story.  She escapes the spotlight by fleeing to her brother’s home in the Cayman Islands.  Haunted by nightmares, all she wants is a distraction from reality.

Distraction arrives in the form of sexy screenwriter, Noah Reynolds.  His take-me-to-bed looks mask a past ripe with scandal.  He knows he should stay away from Lauren, especially when the worst night of her life unlocks his writer’s block and while he’s dealing with a stalker of his own, but ethics aren’t exactly his specialty.

Attraction sizzles beneath Caribbean sunshine.  As their relationship grows, Noah’s stalker intensifies her torment.  Lauren wonders if her paranoia is justified or a carryover from her past.  What’s real?  What’s imagined?

Tentative trust is tested as their love is swept up against a riptide of deceit, murder and revenge.

Riptide excerpt:

Surrendering, she leaned her head against his shoulder and held on as if her life depended on it. When he wrapped his arms around her, she closed her eyes. He felt like a safe haven in a storm.
“When you look at me, do you think about why I’m here or what I’ve done like Larry does? Tell me the truth,” she whispered against his neck.
“No, I don’t. That’s the truth.” Fingers on her chin, he tilted her face up to look at him. “I see a beautiful woman who’s my friend’s sister and who I’ve been having elicit fantasies about for nearly forty-eight hours even though I know it’s a bad idea.”
“It is a bad idea.” She stared into his eyes as if trying to see his soul. She needed at least one person in this world who didn’t think of her as damaged. “You don’t know me. You don’t know what I’m capable of. I saw the way you looked at me back there. You were wondering if I’d snap.”
“Because a man had been shot next to you, not because of your past. Damn it, I’m shaken up myself.” He pressed his forehead against hers. “You tried to protect me, wanted me to tamper with evidence, that’s sexy as hell.”
She grinned despite the weight that had fallen on her shoulders. “I wanted to see what was in the envelope.”
“ you were driven by curiosity.” His thumb traced the curve of her lower lip. “You’re one helluva woman, Lauren Biltmore.”
“You don’t know me.” She looped her hands around his neck and leaned closer. Damn, the man felt like heaven. “Is someone trying to hurt you, Noah?”
In the darkness, it was hard to tell if the shadows across his face were caused by clouds over the moon or unspoken emotion.
“No one’s trying to hurt me.” His grin seemed fake. “Let’s get you back to Austin’s.”
She held him when he would have stepped back. “You’re lying.”
He pushed his hands through her hair, gaze scanning her face. “Like you said, I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. Maybe it’s best if we stop this before it goes any further. You don’t need my kind of trouble in your life right now.”
“Maybe your kind of trouble is exactly what I need.” She kissed him because the adrenaline surging through her body needed release, and he was the perfect outlet.
He matched her intensity with a fierceness that weakened her knees. She sagged against him, hands clinging to his shoulders for support. Trouble or not, the man kissed like a porn star. Damn, he melted the skin from her bones with every stroke of his tongue against hers.
Her hands roamed over his shoulders to his back. She pressed closer, craving skin on skin. One thought and one thought only penetrated her She wanted him inside her. Now. Fast. To hell with the consequences.
Together they fell against the sand with laughter tangled between their lips. Somewhere between fleeing a crime scene and kissing, fear had transitioned to passion. She needed his touch, his mouth, his body heavy against hers. Desire consumed every cell of her body.
“We’re the most unethical people I know,” he said against her mouth. “I shouldn’t be proud of that, but strangely I am.”
“Take me back to Austin’s. Stay with me.” She caught his lip lightly between her teeth and stared into his eyes.
His hand slid beneath her skirt and up her thigh. “I don’t know if we’re good or bad for each other. I’m not thinking clearly at all around you, making bad decisions, dragging you along with me.”
“I’m going willingly.” She nipped his neck, her hands smoothing down his back before grabbing his ass. “We have too many clothes on.”
“And we’re on a beach within view of anyone who happens to walk by and look closely enough.” He laughed against the side of her face. “Let me take you home.”
“And you’ll stay with me?” She kissed him again, unwilling to let him go. He felt too damn good pressing her into the cool sand at her back.
His kiss softened and teased as his hand caressed her naked thigh beneath the skirt, his thumb moving over her panties. She hungered for him like a woman coming off a diet craved chocolate.
“I’m such a bastard,” he whispered before rolling off of her and covering his face with his hands. “I can’t do this. It’s not right.”
The abruptness of his absence rattled her. They laid side-by-side, their breathing labored and a sea of stars above them.
“Do what? Me? Us? What can’t you do?” she asked even though she didn’t want to talk. No, talking was the furthest thing from her agenda.
“I can’t be the man you need me to be.” He sat up and looked toward the ocean. “That’s just how it is. I’m not a good guy. It’s for the best. Trust me.”

Where to buy Riptide:
 Riptide is available in both paperback and ebook formats from Amazon, AmazonUK, Barnes and Noble and