Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lilly Blossoms, is now available

Dearest readers:
Every once in a while, a character pops into my head and tells me her story - whispering her dreams and not hesitating to tell me, "No, that's not what I would do."  Lilly Lancaster was one such character.
Her story, Lilly Blossoms, is one of survival and self-doubt and yet she stole my heart with every word she uttered and I hope she will steal yours as well.
The streets of Victorian England are not kind to those born outside privilege and yet Lilly has not only survived, she has made a home for herself. It isn't until she finds herself perched in the boughs of a tree witnessing the strangest and most erotic scene of her life that she begins to wonder if there is more to life than mere survival. Will Lord Carrington be able to convince her that true beauty is not perfection but the ability to look beyond flaws and treasure the beauty within?
This is the third book in my Lessons in Submission series but can be easily read as a stand alone. 
If you missed the first two books of the series, Miss Summers' School and Cherry's Jubilee, now is the time to pick them up on sale for $2.99 at Amazon.
I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and support. It is because of you that I take these journeys and feel blessed that you are traveling right beside me.
Happy Reading!
Hugs, 

Maggie Ryan
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Lilly Blossoms by Maggie Ryan
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I5NLBLU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=romatspanki-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01I5NLBLU&linkId=aceb2cc76ab05f65b668e38eda51dcd7
Beauty isn't perfection - it is the ability to see beyond the flaws.

Beauty isn't perfection - it is the ability to see beyond the flaws.

Victorian England is not kind to those born without privilege, and yet Lillian Lancaster has made a home for herself and a scrawny feral cat. Lilly is happiest working in the gardens, knowing she can never match their beauty. She is one of the flower-girls on the streets selling the bouquets she makes with love for mere pennies. When her very livelihood is threatened by what was intended as a kindness, she assuages her conscience by crawling through the hedge and taking only what she needs to survive. On the day her presence is threatened to be discovered, she takes refuge in an oak tree and witnesses a scene that will change her life. 

The moment Phillip Carrington sees Lilly hidden in the foliage, he is intrigued. The moment he holds her, he is captivated. The moment she gives him her trust, he knows he wants to spend the rest of his life convincing her that she is the most beautiful bloom in the garden.

Will his love be enough to teach this young woman that her past does not need to keep her trapped in fear? Will learning what happens behind the etched-glass doors of the special school run by Miss Eleanor Summers frighten her, or will it let her see that what she perceives as flaws are actually to be viewed as part of the beautiful soul that lives inside her? Will she place her trust in Lord Carrington and, with the gift of her submission, allow him to lead her away from the darkness?

Lilly Blossoms is the third book in Maggie Ryan's bestselling Lessons in Submission series and yet it can also be read as a stand alone.
The first chapter is available for  FREE
Buy it now!

*** If you're new to the series, don't miss this chance to pick up books 1 & 2 on sale this weekend at Amazon! ***

Monday, July 18, 2016

London Lady by Heather Hart

And here it is! My latest romantic roller coaster - offering love, sex, murder, and a pair of villains to drive coffin nails through your heart!

Centered round a true story, London Lady is set in the 1960s. The city is in the grip of fear as two notorious mobster twins make their mark north of the Thames. But they have legitimate businesses too, and driven by need, Claire takes a job in one of their nightclubs as a hostess.

There she meets Bill "Lucky" Underwood. He's their major crime lieutenant, and she knows falling for someone like him is dangerous and stupid. Claire will do anything not to get mixed up in their violent world, but Lucky proves a hard man to say no to....




*****Free Excerpt*****

"So why did you come back tonight?"
"To see you."
She laughed. "No really?"
"Really, I mean it. I was watching you all night in the mirror behind Ronnie. When those idiots put their hands on you I saw red. They're lucky they got off as easy as they did. But after they left I got to thinking. What if they came back? What if they waited until we were gone to get their own back? It can happen in my line of work. I see it all the bloody time. In fact, I couldn't stop thinking about it, so here I am."
"My guardian angel?"
"If you like, yeah."
She smiled, and as she stared at the pavement she felt his skin brush hers as he took her hand. She felt him squeeze it, gently. Inside her head told her to let go, to push him away. This life was not for her. This was not what she wanted. Womanizer or no - there was real danger around him; the kind of shit only a fool would get mixed up in. She knew how her uncle was, and the kind of brute he could be. And he was only small potatoes. Lucky here was mixed up with the read deal. And yet every argument she had, every doubt she cradled, every fear she felt; suddenly none of that mattered. He was holding her hand, and God protect her, she was a fool in love.
"I'm sorry," he said.
"Sorry?"
"What I have to offer - well, it's not going to be easy."
"What are you offering?"
"I want you to be my girl. Ever since I met you, I've thought about you - - about us. About how it would be if we were together. Haven't you?"
She kept her eyes lowered, not wanting him to read what was clearly written on her heart. At least, not yet. "Oh Lucky, I've heard so many things. I can't lie to you, I have to say, I'm a little bit afraid of you. All that business with uncle Frankie...."
He pulled her around to a dead halt; his eyes searching hers. "But do you feel anything for me?"
There was no use lying. Face to face like this her eyes betrayed her. She nodded. "I do."
"And you want to be with me, too?"
"I do."
"Then nothing else really matters, does it?"
With some force of will she pushed him away and resumed her walk along the pavement. "If you were any other man I would say that was true, but you're not any other man, are you? You're with the Kray boys. And don't say they're not as bad as the Richardons 'cos I know it's not true. I've heard stories, Lucky, the kind of stuff that gives little kids nightmares. Now I'm not saying I believe any of it, but if it is true... well... I dunno. I'm such an ordinary girl. All I ever wanted was to meet a nice man, get married, maybe have a couple of kids, just like my mum did. In a million years I wouldn't have imagined this. I think a lot about you, I really do, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a bit afraid of you, too."
He laughed. "Of me?"
"Yes. You're part of it, aren't you? Oh God, I just don't know, I really don't."
He pulled her to a stop again. There was a solid brick wall along the side of the street and he nudged her gently back toward it. Her heart beat wildly; if anything was true it was that she wanted him to kiss her now, so badly. She'd said her piece, but her body ached for him; for his gentleness, for his cheek, and yes, if she were completely honest with herself, for the danger too. In him they all came together as one; an irresistible, provocative package, and she wanted him more than anything else in the world.
He brushed the back of his knuckles gently along her cheek and as he bent his head to kiss her, her last defense melted away. She loved him. Somehow, in spite of her reason, in spite of his life-style, in spite of everything, she loved him. She would be his, body and soul, and as his lips brushed hers, her heart surrendered completely. She had no choice now, she would take a chance, and as he pulled her into his body she gave herself up to an unknown destiny, one that only fate could decide. She closed her eyes, ignored her fears, and just let it happen.

Buy Link: London Lady

Thanks for reading,
Heather!



 

Heather Hart is a British author who lives with her family in Maryland. She’s a writer of hot erotic and romantic fiction – an eclectic mix of innocence and dirt in a hyperactive imagination.

When she’s not frantically scribbling away she’s a cat worshipper and curry fanatic. If you like what she writes, please feel free to drop her a line at authorheatherhart@gmail[dot]com.





Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Coming Soon: Lilly Blossoms (Lessons in Submission Bk 3) #CoverReveal

Lilly Blossoms by Maggie Ryan Available July 8th

Beauty isn't perfection—it is the ability to see beyond the flaws.
LillyBlossoms_200x300Victorian England is not kind to those born without privilege, and yet Lillian Lancaster has made a home for herself and a scrawny feral cat. Lilly is happiest working in the gardens, knowing she can never match their beauty. She is one of the flower-girls on the streets selling the bouquets she makes with love for mere pennies. When her very livelihood is threatened by what was intended as a kindness, she assuages her conscience by crawling through the hedge and taking only what she needs to survive. On the day her presence is threatened to be discovered, she takes refuge in an oak tree and witnesses a scene that will change her life.
The moment Phillip Carrington sees Lilly hidden in the foliage, he is intrigued. The moment he holds her, he is captivated. The moment she gives him her trust, he knows he wants to spend the rest of his life convincing her that she is the most beautiful bloom in the garden.
Will his love be enough to teach this young woman that her past does not need to keep her trapped in fear? Will learning what happens behind the etched-glass doors of the special school run by Miss Eleanor Summers frighten her, or will it let her see that what she perceives as flaws are actually to be viewed as part of the beautiful soul that lives inside her? Will she place her trust in Lord Carrington and, with the gift of her submission, allow him to lead her away from the darkness?
Lilly Blossoms is the third book in Maggie Ryan's bestselling Lessons in Submission series and yet it can also be read as a stand alone.
Disclaimer: This is a book based in the Victorian era and includes the dynamic of age-play. It includes the spanking of adult women and explicit sexual scenes, including anal play. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

The Country Doctor’s Bride 6th book in the Naked Bluff, Texas series

The Country Doctor’s Bride 
6th book in the Naked Bluff, Texas series

Can this doctor help a woman accused of murder?



A hot, historical western stand-alone story with a satisfying HEA.

With no ties to Texas, Dixy secures a ride to the next town on her way out of the state. The driver, Tobias Poe offers to let her rest. While she’s in the back, he is shot.

Rushing to save him, she arrives in Naked Bluff, Texas.

The town’s doctor, Nathaniel Murphy can’t save him, but can he save her?

Penniless, alone, and now a murder suspect, Dixy has no alternative but to accept his help. Can this couple build a future together?
Or will a killer silence her forever?






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Slowly, the clicked-clank of the wheels and the steady rocking lured her to sleep.
Only moments later to her, Dixy heard voices and noticed they weren’t moving. Had they arrived in town?
Disoriented, she listened to the rough cadence of a male voice. His loud, accusing tone shoved back the lure of continuing to snooze. She shifted and squinted up to where Tobias still sat on the wagon’s bench.
“Now, now, there’s no cause for you to get upset. I have everything under control,” Tobias assured the other man.
“So do I,” the stranger yelled.
Pop, pop, pop.
Dixy froze. Gunfire wasn’t something she was prepared to deal with.
Holding her breath, she silently wondered, what the hell was going on?
Several long seconds ticked by, then the distinct sound of horse’s hooves striking the wet ground sang through the silence. Plop, plop, plop, the noise indicated the man had ridden away.
“Tobias, what was that—”
A body crumbled on top of her. Shocked by the sudden attack, Dixy scrambled to one side and sat up to stare into Tobias’ pale, pain-filled face. Misery sat on the tight line of his lips. Blood covered his chest.
“My God, Tobias,” Dixy exclaimed and scurried to give him room to lie down on the hard, wooden planks. “You’ve been shot.

Available at amazon



More about Anita Philmar

Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.
Influenced by sci-fi programs, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where erotic moments come to life in a great read.
Naughty or Nice?
Read her books and decide.

Email: anitaphilmar@yahoo.com



Historical Westerns Naked Bluff, Texas series

In Deep WaterSkinny-dipping to cool off in the Trinity River couldn’t cause any problems...could it? 
In Too Deep – The peace of the day is shattered when her best friend steps too far into the Trinity River.
Duty’s Bride  - Can Sadie have a new life or will her old one rear its ugly head?
More Than Ready – Can a determined woman win her heart’s desire?

Other Historical Western – Texas Passion – A girl determine to get her man no matter the cost. http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Passion-ebook/dp/B0056B5STQ




Friday, July 1, 2016

Win an iPad Mini courtesy of the authors of "Hero to Obey" & Blushing Books!

 
Win an iPad Mini courtesy of Blushing Books and the "Hero to Obey" box set.
 
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Right now, Blushing Books is offering an amazing box set of 22 novellas entitled "Hero to Obey."   This collection features long-time favorite Blushing Books' authors like Bethany Burke, Alta Hensley, Maggie Ryan, Vanessa Vale, Tabitha Black, Maddie Taylor, Livia Grant, Lee Savino, Abbie Adams, Cerise Noble, Sue Lyndon, Renee Rose, Zoe Blake, Maren Smith, Renee Rose, Yasmine Hyde, and Kate Richards coupled with fabulous top selling authors Desiree Holt, Alexa Day, Sierra Cartwright, Paige Tyler, and Selena Kitt.    Stories range from 12K to 35K, and the whole collection is well over 400,000 words of stories featuring a wide variety of tastes and genres from Old West to futuristic sci-fi.
 
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Second, right now, we are offering a great give-away to anyone who's purchased the collection.   Buy the collection, and go to this LINK to answer three simple questions which will be easy to answer for anyone who who's purchased the set.  From these entries, one person will win an IPad Mini!
 
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