Patricia Bates

December 2014: Featured Sales

This month our featured sales are three great books with a holiday theme. Get them now for only 99 cents each!

Sunnys Second Chance
Sunny's Second Chance by Nola Cross
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance / Interracial Romance / Holiday Theme
Length: Novella
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $3.99 $0.99

What if love really is better the second time around?

It's a rough Christmas for just-divorced Sunny Williamson and her six-year-old daughter, Jasmine. When your no-good husband leaves you for a pretty young dancer, it's hard not to feel old, fat, and frumpy. But then she meets a handsome widower, Ben Stillman, and his young son, Spencer. The two kids hit it off, dragging their parents into an unwitting friendship.

Sunny's never thought about dating a white man. The whole interracial thing seems risky, especially since Jasmine is still struggling with adjusting to her father's defection. What if the little girl gets attached to Ben and Spencer and things don't work out?

Ben has been struggling under the weight of grief since his wife's death a year ago. He suspects it's too soon to move on, but somehow he wants to make Christmas special for Spencer. Then he meets Sunny and everything changes. She chases away the darkness and makes him feel alive again. Can the two of them learn to trust the magic between them long enough to give love a second chance?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some explicit language

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The Mariners Gift
The Mariner's Gift by Kaylie Newell
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

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you least expect.

When LA Times journalist Zola Mitchell decides to head home to San Francisco in December, it's to write a piece on the legendary Alcatraz prison. It has nothing to do with her high school crush Oliver Tworek, who's recently moved back to start up a tour boat business to The Rock. At least, that's what she keeps telling herself.

But when Oliver asks her to dinner, Zola can't refuse. And when he kisses her under a display of Christmas fireworks from aboard his boat, she can barely remember her own name.

After twenty years, nothing seems to have changed. Oliver's still popular and gorgeous, and Zola's still…well, Zola. Behind the successful job, and underneath her shiny, new grown-up exterior, Zola still feels like the skinny girl from junior year English class. Will she ever be able to conquer those insecurities? And more importantly, will she ever get to know the real Oliver—the one who might just have a few secrets of his own?

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TheCowgirlsChristmas
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

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New Releases 08/18/14

Ravens Quest
Raven's Quest by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

After a lifetime of living in the shadows, can Secret Agent Raven O'Connell step into the light with the Navy SEAL who holds her heart?

Raven O'Connell is a woman with secrets. One of the top STAR agents, she's a force to be reckoned with. When she meets Navy SEAL Zach Richter at her best friend's wedding the sparks fly.

Zach is a man used to danger. A seasoned soldier, he's grown accustomed to living on the edge. Getting involved on a permanent basis wasn't something he'd ever considered…until he met Raven. What started out as a no-strings affair quickly blossomed into more.

But can they have a future when dark secrets and a dangerous mission pushes them into a life-threatening situation that will cost one of them more than they ever imagined?

Content Warning: contains violence and graphic sex

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Let It Burn
Let It Burn by Emily Wood
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

Sometimes one person can make you question everything you thought you wanted.

Lydia James is a struggling scriptwriter with big dreams. She's determined to conquer the movie world, and equally determined to stay out of the limelight while she does it. So what happens when she meets Ryan Sharpe, a British actor and Hollywood's next big thing? He could hold the keys to her future, but with him, flying under the radar doesn't seem to be an option.

Ryan has learned his lesson when it comes to women. In his experience, relationships mean heartache and pain. But when he meets Lydia, everything changes. She's a breath of fresh air, and everything he didn't even know he was looking for. There's just one problem—she doesn't want to be a part of his life. Will a weekend in Saint-Tropez give Ryan the opportunity he needs to win Lydia's heart, or will their desires turn to ashes?

Content Warning: explicit sex

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To Be A Man
To Be A Man by Laura Beth Peters
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

Demetrius Gallo is a broken man. Can a woman just as broken fix him?

Demetrius Gallo is a former race car driver, so it's a painful stroke of irony when a car accident leaves him helpless to care for himself. Always a man who had to be in control, he's frustrated by his circumstances. His frustration is only compounded when his brother hires a beautiful woman to be his home health aide, to be a witness to his frailty.

Demetrius knows he's a difficult patient. He refuses to accept his limitations, yet he flounders in the fear that he will never be a whole man again. Demetrius needs to feel like a man, needs to feel like he can still be the virile male he always presented to the world. He convinces his home health aide, Sutton, to share more than his recovery, to share his bed. With Sutton, Demetrius finds pleasure beyond anything he has ever known. But then it becomes something more.

When Sutton pulls away, Demetrius thinks she's in love with his younger brother Antonis. However, when pushed, Sutton reveals a past that is just as tangled in hurt and grief as his own. Can two broken people find happiness in each other? Do they even want to?

Content Warning: contains graphic sexual content

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Cant Let You Go
Can't Let You Go by Sidda Lee Tate
The Night Series, Book 4
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Falling for him was easy, but can she let him go?

After a year of travel, fun-loving pool shark Lynette Brooks has settled in Pineville to be near her cousin. She doesn't plan to be there long, and she doesn't expect fate to step in, sweeping her off her feet. But when she meets the serious cop, Ty Sellers, she sees a challenge and is determined to get to know him.

Ty is a no-nonsense, by-the-book lawman who keeps to himself. Living in a fog of misery is exactly what he deserves, and getting emotionally attached to someone is not an option…until he meets Lynette. She's spontaneous, reckless, and a gorgeous haphazard of a woman who threatens to break through his guarded walls and unsettles emotions he buried long ago.

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but the guilt Ty lives with every day causes him to push Lynette away. All she wants is him, but how much of his wavering can she take before letting go for good?

Content Warning: strong language and graphic sex

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Author Chats (08/17/14 & 08/18/14)

We have several chats going on this month at the Beachwalk Press Readers' Group on Facebook.

On Sunday, August 17th, Sidda Lee Tate and Emily Wood will be hosting for the day, then on Monday, August 18th, Patricia Bates and Laura Beth Peters will be taking over as hosts.

They would love for you to stop by and join them!

If you're not yet a member of the readers' group, just click HERE to join.

August 2014 Blog Tours

Join authors Emily Wood, Sidda Lee Tate, and Patricia Bates as they go on tour this month.

Emily Wood will be touring August 18th through September 3rd.

Sidda Lee Tate will be touring August 19th through September 4th.

Patricia Bates will be touring August 20th through September 5th.

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

Let it Burn Blog Tour

Cant Let You Go Blog Tour

Ravens Quest Blog Tour

July Chat Schedule

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Three years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To help us celebrate our "birthday", from July 5th through July 20th our authors will be hosting daily chats at the Beachwalk Press Readers' Group on Facebook. We hope you'll join us. We'll be having tons of fun and giving away some prizes too!

If you're not yet a member of the readers' group, just click HERE to join.

Hosting Chat Schedule (note: this is subject to change)
July 5th – Ella Jade
July 6th – Constance Bretes
July 7th – Tamaria Soana
July 8th – Tabitha Rayne
July 9th – Emily Wood
July 10th – Stephanie Beck and Tara Mills
July 11th – Pepper Anthony
July 12th – Lacey Wolfe
July 13th – Ashlynn Monroe
July 14th – Imogene Nix
July 15th – Patricia Bates
July 16th – Tracey Rogers
July 17th – Publisher Day
July 18th – Olivia Starke
July 19th – Jaye Shields
July 20th – Sidda Lee Tate
And then join Nola Cross and Kaylie Newell on July 22nd when they'll be chatting about their new Beachwalk Press releases.

Note: Be sure to check back on July 11th when we'll be posting details about our Birthday Blog Hop which will take place from the 11th through the 13th. The grand prize for the blog hop is a $100 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)!

ARE Sale – 50% off, today only

All Romance Ebooks is having a one-day sale to celebrate the start of summer.

Today only (Saturday, June 21st) at All Romance Ebooks, the following Beachwalk Press books are discounted by 50%!

Don't miss out on this chance to stock up your ereader with lots of great books.

Just click on the title of the book to be taken to the listing at the ARE website.

Taming the Hunted by Larisa Anderson
Macy's Awakening by Pepper Anthony
The Cowgirl's Christmas by Patricia Bates
Just One More by Stephanie Beck
The Centurion's Prize by Harper Bennett
Delayed Justice by Constance Bretes
An Archangel's Promise by Jess Buffett
Undone by His Desire by Dilys J. Carnie
Smash by Susan Child
Revenge in Rio by Samantha Darling
The Monster of Fame by Aimée Duffy
Kane's Mate by Hazel Gower
Be My Everything by Ella Jade
Strawberry Wine by E. Jamie
Soul Dancer by Aurora Rose Lynn
Friends and Lovers by Tara Mills
Slave to His Desires by Ashlynn Monroe
A Death That Lingers by Kaylie Newell
The Plan by Imogene Nix
Mia's Books by Tabitha Rayne
It's Just Love by Kate Richards
Daring to Wish by Tracey Rogers
Confessions of a Sex Demon by Jaye Shields
Obsession by Tamaria Soana
A Path of Petals by M. A. Stacie
Project Terminal: Legacy by Olivia Starke
Forgotten Memories by Theresa Stillwagon
The First Night by Sidda Lee Tate
A Heart's Endeavor by Mary Wehr
Forsaken Heart by Elise Whyles
Amber's Muse by Lacey Wolfe
Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood
Curse of a Dragon's Claim by Ciara Lake

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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