Patricia Bates

December 2013 Book Reviews

An Archangels Promise

An Archangel's Promise by Jess Buffett received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Good character development and strong story line keeps the book moving with graphic love scenes, strong romantic bond and a little bit of comedy from the strong heroine."

A Week In Milan

A Week in Milan by Aimée Duffy

Review from Blogcritics
"It's packed full of the realistic emotions and problems people face, as well as an intriguing storyline and lots of hot sex! It's also very well-written, plucks at your heart-strings, and has secondary characters you'll want to know more about. So if you're looking for a hot erotic romance novella to read, then I'd recommend picking this one up."

Best Fake Day

Best Fake Day by Tracey Rogers received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Good quick read with wonderful character development and strong leads."

4.5 stars from Contemporary Romance Reviews
"I highly recommend this read for anyone looking for a sweet, passionate, sensually charged romance read."

3.5 stars from Manic Readers
"I really liked this book. It was a nice fun read to have curled up on your couch with a blanket."

Amber's Fantasy

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"…well written…"

Review from Blogcritics:
"…this well-written, romantic and steamy story is definitely worth a read for erotic romance fans, especially if they're partial to ménage."

Counter Balance

Counter Balance by Patricia Bates received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"…a great alpha man with a strong alpha female."

A Bar In Paris

A Bar in Paris by Imogene Nix received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"This is a wonderful short story…"

Review from Blogcritics:
"This is a fun short story. The characterisation, particularly for such a short piece, is good. The storyline is interesting, the dialogue witty, and the sex is super hot."

Velvet Fletcher says:
"If you're looking for a sweet romantic read, with a liberal dash of sex, this is perfect."

New Releases 11/18/13


Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance/Interracial Romance/Ménage
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

If you had the chance to act out your secret fantasy, would you dare?

Ray Ferris is the first person to discover Amber Jackson's naughty secret desires. While helping her move some boxes, he stumbles on her stash of erotic romances featuring ménages. Despite a strict company policy prohibiting co-workers from dating, Amber finds herself inexorably drawn to Ray. She's never been attracted to a white man before, but his intriguing invitation to actually have sex with two men at one time captivates her imagination. When the barriers to their relationship are swept away, will Amber have the courage to finally act out her forbidden fantasy? And if she does, will the experience open doors to a whole new world, or cost her a chance at true love?

Content Warning: contains scenes of explicit sexual activity

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Counter Balance by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

A woman with secrets. A man with honor. Can love survive?

When an unknown foe kidnaps Alex Caden, her rescue comes at the hands of an elite Navy SEAL team. But there are secrets that will keep those who want her dead on her trail.

Slade Lake has dedicated his life to keeping civilians safe. When he saves Alex, he knows as soon as he sees her that they're meant to be together. With killers dogging their every step and secrets unfolding can they find love or will the enemies from the shadows destroy everything?

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Taming the Hunted by Larisa Anderson
The Hunters Series, Book 1
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Hunting just got hotter.

Marian is a hunter of night creatures. She stalks and stakes vampires, isn't afraid of the odd silver bullet if a werewolf turns rogue, and is perfectly content with her complete lack of social life.

When a staking goes wrong, a handsome, mesmerizing man comes to Marian's rescue. But Gabriel isn't what he seems to be. After Marian loses consciousness she awakes to find herself in a house filled with werewolves.

If she can survive the night she might discover that sometimes opposites attract in the best ways. Now if she could just silence that irritating little voice in the back of her mind that keeps reminding her that hunters are supposed to kill creatures of the night, not date them.

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content

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A Bar in Paris by Imogene Nix
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Turning 30? All alone? A commitment-free weekend in Paris should help…shouldn't it?

What does a single woman do when she's turning thirty? She takes a weekend trip to Paris looking for commitment-free sex. Or that's what Davina Chandler does, anyway.

Enter Johnathon, a tall, charming Englishman. How can she possibly resist his magnetism and that sexy dimple?

What starts out as a lark quickly becomes so much more, but can one weekend turn into a lifetime? And will a lie of omission bring everything into jeopardy?

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November 2013 Blog Tours

Join authors Pepper Anthony, Patricia Bates, and Imogene Nix as they go on tour this month.

Pepper Anthony will be touring November 18th through November 29th.

Patricia Bates will be touring November 18th through December 4th.

Imogene Nix will be touring November 20th through December 6th

Click the graphics below for a listing of the dates and places where you can find them.

New Releases 08/19/13


Crypto Love by Stephanie Beck
The Justice Fraternity Chronicles, Book 2
Genre(s): Fantasy/Superhero Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Sidekick becomes hero to save superheroes everywhere.

Chris, aka Crypto Man, loves being a sidekick—especially the 'kicking' part. When he returns to his boyhood home to search for clues about a recent increase in villains coming from the area, he finds himself face to face with a beautiful woman, and for the first time he has a shot at being the lead hero.

Penna Banena always wanted to be a hero. She even gave up modeling to join The Warden's School for Superheroes. When she discovers it's not only a scam but is providing inside information to villains, she stays on to gather enough evidence to take the whole ring down.

Crypto Man's appearance throws her plan for a loop. He's blunt, tough, and everything she's ever hoped for in a man. And although romance has to take a backseat to defeating the bad guys, if Penna has her way Crypto Man's world will never be the same.

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The Right Kind of Wrong by Emily Wood
Rags and Riches Series, Book 3
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

Maybe only someone who's been behind bars can understand how to set her free.

Fresh out of jail, Jamie Pierce is desperate to change his ways and become a better person. He wants to earn enough money to get out of London for good and live a quiet life somewhere in the country. But then he meets Harriet Jones, a beautiful young fashion designer who is plagued by self-doubt, and suddenly leaving doesn't seem so simple.

Harriet has spent years trying to win her father's affection, but time and time again she's been left feeling that she just isn't good enough. When she starts to fall for her rough-around-the-edges neighbor, she knows her father would never approve.

It was only meant to be a fling, but maybe the person who seems so wrong for her could be just the kind of person she needs. Can Jamie help Harriet learn to believe in herself, or will she remain trapped in her own prison of self-doubt?

Content Warning: explicit sex

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Her Heart's Desire by Mary Wehr
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance/Ménage
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Will the shame of her mother's betrayal prevent Sara from having her heart's desire?

Sara Martin spent her life longing for two things—less responsibility and the boy next door. When Cade Dalton finally noticed her, she was thrilled. But when he suggested a threesome with his brother, she knew the rumors she'd heard were true—Cade and Reese Dalton shared women, something Sara despised. Her mother had chosen a life of sordid sex with two men over her marriage, leaving a broken ten-year-old girl behind. No way was Sara going down that road. She was happy to comply with Cade's dominant tendencies, but she would not stand for any "sharing" in the relationship.

To her surprise, Cade agreed to give up his lifestyle in order to be with her. He swore to never again bring up the idea of a threesome, insisting that having Sara as his wife—and the Head of Household arrangement they'd come to—was more than enough to make him happy.

But six months into the marriage Sara's brother-in-law was beginning to look mighty fine. She regretted passing on the chance to be between the two sexy Dalton brothers, but after her violent reaction to Cade's suggestion she was too ashamed to admit she had changed her mind. And too ashamed to admit she wanted the same sordid lifestyle her mother had chosen.

Content Warning: strong language, spanking, and graphic sex, including anal sex

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Spanish Flame by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Historical/Western Romance
Length: Category
Publication Date: August 19, 2013

Can an ex-con and a Spanish noblewoman find love?

Ex-convict, Adam Butler, is a man hardened by betrayal and violence. When he lands in Spain, his only intention is to find a paying job so he can buy his way further west, far away from the memories of his past.

Wealthy and beautiful Evangelina Ortega yearns for the ability to marry for love even as her father is forcing her to wed a man she's never met. When she arrives at her betrothed's estate, she meets Adam Butler, a man with secrets and a checkered past.

Can the Spanish lady and the ex-con find happiness or will their love be destroyed by her father's determination to regain the family honor?

Note: This book was previously published under the title In the Hands of a Stranger, but it has been substantially revised.

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August 2013 Blog Tours

Join authors Stephanie Beck, Emily Wood, and Patricia Bates as they go on tour this month to celebrate their latest Beachwalk Press releases.

Stephanie will be touring August 19th through August 30th.

Emily will be touring August 19th through August 30th (with Tasty Book Tours) and August 19th through September 4th (with Shades of Rose Marketing).

Patricia will be touring August 21st through September 6th.

Click the graphics below for a listing of the dates and places where you can find them.




Love on the Beach Blog Hop (July 1st – 14th)

Two years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To celebrate, we're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. This will run from July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.

The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:
* A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)
* Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.

That's almost 30 prizes in total!

To be entered into the drawings just click on the authors' names listed below to visit their blog, then leave a comment with your email address included.

Each author will be posting a spotlight on one of their Beachwalk Press books (or a spotlight on a series they have with Beachwalk Press), and they will also be sharing what drew them to publish with us. Warning: You'll be seeing some great books, so expect your 'I want to read it' list to increase :)

Participating authors:
Aimée Duffy
Ashlynn Monroe
Ciara Lake
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Elise Whyles
E. Jamie
Hazel Gower
Imogene Nix
Jaye Shields
Kaylie Newell
Lacey Wolfe
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Pepper Anthony
Patricia Bates
Samantha Darling
Stephanie Beck
Sidda Lee Tate
Tara Mills
Tamaria Soana
Theresa Stillwagon
Tracey Rogers
Tabitha Rayne

Author/Reader Chat 05/01/13

Join the following authors for a chat on May 1st at 9:00 pm (est).

Patricia Bates
Ella Jade
Tara Mills
Ashlynn Monroe
Lacey Wolfe

The chat will be held at the Coffee Time Romance Chat Room. Go here to join in the fun: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ctr_chat2.html

Those who attend the chat will receive a promo code for 50% off their purchases at our website.

We hope to see you there!

Steamy Excerpt – The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates



 
A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

 

 

 

 

 

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"So, cowboy, what did you have in mind for this date?" The conversational tone was at odds with the lust in her gaze and her short, shallow breaths. Her red-tipped nails traced invisible lines along her cleavage, dipping down under the fabric before trailing back up.

"I thought we could stay in." Tyson reached out with a finger and eased the strap of her dress down a little further on her shoulder, leaving the silk hanging off a turgid nipple. "After all, I'm starving."

Throaty and flirtatious, her chuckle warmed him and he shifted, his hand going to adjust his erection. Tyson reached for her glass and sat it on the table next to his. He stepped closer to her, his gaze darting over the uncovered flesh. One hand moved up to trail across her graceful neck and tangle in the mass of curls behind her head. He felt the shudder that raced through her body. Her flesh puckered into gooseflesh when he blew across it.

Tyson met her eyes, watched the pupils dilate even further and the lust stand out. Her lashes lowered to half-mast. A flush climbed her cheeks. A tiny gasp escaped her as he leaned forward, the stubble of on his chin scraping along the column of her throat.

Spicy and erotic, the aroma of her perfume rose in a cloud around him. He breathed it deep into his lungs and wallowed in the familiarity. He trailed his lips across her jaw to her ear. The lobe slipped into his mouth easily. He nibbled and suckled it until she clutched at his biceps. His tongue tangled with the diamond stud in her ear, moving it within the small hole delicately. With his teeth nipping at the flesh, he chuckled at her moan. A tortured groan slipped past her lips as he pressed a hot, moist kiss below her ear. He trailed down the smooth skin, his nose buried in her hair. Suddenly, he grabbed at the tender flesh and bit down gently.

A small cry of pleasure echoed in his ear as her nails dug deep into the muscles of his arms. Her hair cascaded over his arm as his fingers crawled into the knot of hair to knock the pins loose. He pulled gently, tilting her head to expose more of her pale neck. He nibbled down the column to lick at her pulse.

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Free eBook – Holiday Kisses

We are happy to announce that Holiday Kisses is now available for free download!

Positively Holly by Pepper Anthony
When Holly and Evan run into each other at the Toy Palace the week before Christmas, the last thing on their minds is rekindling their failed love affair. After all, Holly is one of those wide-eyed optimists, and Evan is a man who deals in practicalities. Things would never work out between them. But two cups of coffee, a pair of shopping bags, and a touch of sexy Christmas magic just might help them find their common ground.

Hometown Miracles by Patricia Bates
The holidays hold little interest for Leanne Wilson, a single mother who receives devastating news mere days before heading home. Once she arrives, she runs into the one man who holds her heart. But she can’t reach out to him now…after all, this may be her very last Christmas. Jay Locke has loved Leanne for years. When she left town, he forced himself to move on, but now she's back with a darling little girl and a Christmas wish he just can't say no to.

Believe in Me by Aimée Duffy
Leona Sharp and Ryan Lee have been friends forever, it seems. Although there's an attraction between them, they've never acted on it. On New Year's Eve, Leona finally allows herself to give into the temptation, but she vows that it will only be for one night and as soon as the clock strikes midnight they will put it in the past and go on as if it never happened. Ryan, however, has other plans…

His Holiday Lifesaver by Hazel Gower
Brad isn't looking forward to Christmas dinner with his family as they are always trying to set him up with women. This year he has a plan involving Hailey, a female tourist he rescued at the beach, posing as his girlfriend for the next couple of weeks. The only problem with the plan is he didn't expect to fall in love with her.

Drawn To You by Tara Mills
If a picture's worth a thousand words, what does that make a series of sketches? Drawn to the same beach over and over again to secretly sketch this quiet, contemplative man, Rachel is about to find out.

Reunion by Ashlynn Monroe
Years ago, Shayla left her small hometown to pursue her dream. When she did, her family turned their back on her. Leaving also meant she had to forget about the boy she loved. When her mother dies, Shayla realizes that while some things change, other things are doomed to remain the same. She returns home, but doesn't feel very welcome until the boy who haunts her memories steps into her present. Luc is no longer the farm boy she'd fallen for—he's grown up, and quite nicely too. Can Shayla rekindle what she lost with the man she never stopped loving?

Winter Break by Kaylie Newell
Harper Smith is a horrible skier. She can't stand it, almost as much as she can't stand her irritatingly sexy ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be a member of the ski patrol. So when she finds herself in a life-or-death situation on a cold, dark mountain, she has mixed feelings when Justin Noble shows up to rescue her. Part of her would rather freeze to death than accept his help. The other part can't help but warm up at the sight of his messy, sun-bleached hair and cocky grin. Without her consent, Harper's heart tips dangerously close to falling for him again. But will this time be any different?

Mistletoe & Holly by Tamaria Soana
Zoey is going through the normal Christmas Eve ritual with her three-year-old twins. The only difference is that her husband Preston isn't there to share it with them. He's been deployed overseas and won't be home for the holidays. After Zoey tucks the kids in for the night, she places the gifts under the tree, snuggles on the sofa to watch It's a Wonderful Life, and falls asleep. She's startled awake by a loud noise. Is she dreaming, or is her Christmas wish standing under the mistletoe?

Katrina's Christmas by Sidda Lee Tate
Christmas has always been just another day to Katrina Bryant. She works hard and expects her employees to do the same. When her sexy assistant, Grant Ward, quits on Christmas Eve she becomes worried she will never see him again, and she wonders why that bothers her so much. To her surprise, he arrives at her home hours later and whisks her away for a Christmas she will never forget.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Todd by Elise Whyles
Recently widowed, Mary Todd isn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone. She's determined to keep a low profile during the madness—that is, until she meets her sexy neighbor, Walter. He seems intent on helping her get into the holiday spirit, and she just might let him.

The Gift Beneath the Tree by Lacey Wolfe
Tara won't be spending Christmas with her family this year, but she's not entirely alone. Her roommate, Brad, who's currently single, is also at home with her. Tara goes to bed Christmas Eve with hopes Santa might bring her what she most desires. After hearing a loud crash, she goes to investigate, and underneath the tree, she finds the present she's been dying to unwrap.

Content Warning: some stories contain explicit sex

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December 2012: Featured Sale

Looking for a little holiday romance? The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates is on sale during the month of December for only 99¢!


The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Holiday Theme
Length: Short
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $2.99 $0.99

A sexy cowboy to unwrap…what more could a girl want?

For Holly Walker Christmas is about more than just flashing lights, it's about having some sexy time with her husband. This year, however, she's got a secret that could destroy everything…or save their future.

Content Warning: explicit sex

 
Click HERE for more information