Sunday, December 14, 2014

Surreal NAILS it!

Release Blitz for Surreal by RE Hargrave

Release Date: December 15, 2014

Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

Series: The Divine Trilogy

Available on: Amazon


Catherine O’Chancey is a young submissive who has found her happily ever after with a man far better than she’d ever dreamed.

Or has she? When does life ever work out so conveniently?

Jayden Masterson first opened his playroom to Catherine, a provocative Irish beauty with a penchant for pain. Then he opened his heart to her everyday persona, Erin. For him, life has never been more perfect, or more confusing, since he’s comfortable as a Dominant but still finding his way as a lover and equal partner. Jayden is also learning that he can’t protect his jewel from everything—nor should he. Some battles she must fight on her own.

Erin’s past still haunts her, and as the couple move forward in their merging relationship, they must cope with the physical damage left behind by her abuser.

Catherine and her Master still have a lot to learn about each other, and about themselves. If Jayden and his jewel can overcome the challenges they face on the next chapter of their journey, their ending just might be . . . Surreal.

*Cover design by J.C. Clarke of Grafix Momma

What Reviewers Are Saying:


“The Divine Trilogy was an emotional journey for not only these characters, but for me as a reader. I could not have asked for any more from Ms. Hargrave than what she did – write a beautiful story about intriguing characters that entertained me and touched my heart. And in doing so, she has earned not only my admiration and respect, but gratitude.  The dictionary defines the word divine as being supremely good or superb; in that case, The Divine Trilogy was appropriately titled because that’s exactly how good this series was. This is a must read series!” ~Robin with Sizzling Hot Books


“What an amazing 3rd book in this series! I love this series like no other! Jayden is one smoking, sexy, caring Dom that loves with all he has! Erin is an amazing sub that keeps surprising me as the story goes on! She’s strong, sensual, caring, loving and most of all submits to her Dom with all her soul! This is one of those books that you want more from, one that gives you so much that you keep taking it all in and just can’t stop! I loved this series and hope and pray there are more like this one to come from an amazing Author who has put so much into what she writes!” ~Maria, Goodreads Reviewer

There is so much more to this story than you can possibly imagine! The plot of Surreal unfolds in layers. The writing keeps you guessing, questioning and wanting more information. The writing is also clever and witty, even humorous at times! I highly recommend this story to any BDSM lover and anyone who wants to read about an emotionally moving love story that will leave you thinking about it for days!” Kristin, Goodreads Reviewer







Before the driver could pull the car out of the parking lot, Jillian was talking a mile a minute. Paige seemed to be following it all, but Erin felt lost while she watched them banter like a tennis match.

“Whoa, slow down. We’ve got all day and the only actual appointment is at the dress shop. Paige is meeting the seamstress who will be doing the custom work on her gown.”

Paige and Jillian shared a look.

“What?” Erin was on alert at once.

“Erin, sweetie,” Paige began.

“Oh, no. This isn’t about me today, Paige. We’re doing stuff for your wedding, not mine. Jayden and I haven’t even set a date yet.”

“And? Your point is?”

Jillian took over, “Because you two haven’t pinned down a date is all the more reason to get busy straight away. There is so much to sort out and plan—”

“I don’t know. In my mind, I kind of thought it would be small and quick.”

Paige snorted at that, and Erin kicked her friend in the shin before she said something not suitable for Jillian’s ears.

Jillian leaned toward Erin to lay a manicured hand on her knee. “I’ve waited almost forty years for my son to get married. This is one event that will not be downplayed if I have anything to say about it.”

Erin felt her eyes begin to lower under the intensity of her future mother-in-law’s stare. Paige nudged her knee, which reminded her that submitting to one Masterson was quite enough.

“Surely you’ve got some ideas, Erin? A general time frame and colors, for instance.”

The young woman’s thoughts went to the ink encircling her waist. It captured her heritage, the red and green braiding a permanent reminder of her Irish roots.

Paige clapped. “That dreamy look means yes!”

Across from her, Jillian relaxed into her seat with a smug grin, and Erin threw up her hands. “Fine. Bear in mind that I haven’t discussed any of this with Jayden yet—and no decisions will be made without him.”

“Yeah, yeah. Give us the goods, girl,” Paige said with a snicker.

“Well, I don’t want white.” She glanced at Jillian and was relieved her preference didn’t seem to be an issue. “I’ve always liked ivory—it’s more down to earth. For accents, I was thinking red and green. Oh, and for flowers,” she smiled at the secret she shared with her Dom, “I’m pretty sure Jayden will want orchids.”

“Good, keep going.” A notepad had materialized in Paige’s hands, and she was scribbling at a furious pace.

Erin shook her head in amusement. “I like roses, too, so maybe we can combine them?” She continued to ponder aloud. “As for when, that will all depend on when Jayden can take time off from work—”

“My dear child, that boy would move mountains for you. If you have a special date you want, I assure you that business will not keep him from making it happen.”

Go back to the beginning:

When Jayden Masterson–a gentleman Dom with a taste for perfection–meets a submissive with a mysterious past and a natural desire to submit, he can’t resist the spark that ignites inside him. He wants to learn everything about Catherine O’Chancey; not just the intricacies of her body, but her mind as well. But does she want the same? Can Catherine stand up to her past and find the right Dom who can make her feel alive again?

To Serve is Divine (Book One of The Divine Trilogy):Amazon Kindle

A year has passed since Jayden Masterson collared his first submissive, Catherine O’Chancey. To celebrate, Jayden has orchestrated a special day for his jewel: one during which her final fantasies will be realized and his own inner strength tested. Are these two ready to move beyond just Master and submissive? Can they set aside their fears to tell each other the truth at last?

A Divine Life (Book Two of The Divine Trilogy):Amazon Kindle


About the Author:

R.E. Hargrave lives on the outskirts of Dallas, TX where she prides herself on being a domestic engineer. Married to her high school sweetheart, together they are raising three children from elementary age to college age. She is an avid reader, a sometimes quilter and now, a writer. Other hobbies include gardening and a love of a music.

A native ‘mutt,’ Hargrave has lived in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California. She is fond of setting her stories on location in South Carolina and Texas, but its anybody’s guess as to what the genre will be!

Her novella works include:

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Up Today is the 'Unforgettable' Angela Ford.....

Check out my friend and fellow author ANGELA FORD! (oh, and did I mention what a talented author she is?)

Here is my review of CLOSURE:

I started the book last night and couldn't wait to get home tonight to finish it! It is a real page turner and a quick fast paced read . Jess is a young beautiful FBI agent who is working on an Internet case trying to find a killer. Her parents were tragically murdered ten years ago and she is trying to come to grips with that while working on this intense case. Coupled with that is the fact that she has feelings for her boss Tom, who like her has been hiding his true feelings during their tenure working together. After her folks died, Jess threw herself into her work, putting her life and happiness on the back burner. Tom, divorced with a teenage daughter has done the same after striking out in his failed marriage and relationship with his daughter . Working on this case, trying to find this Internet predator who is killing people, Jess comes face to face with the killer , escapes and he finds her. Unbeknownst to her, he is a character from her past. Follow Jess , Tom and the rest of the FBI team as they search for the UNSUB and in the process two people find a love that has been brewing for years. I loved the suspense of the story and the vivid descriptions of the setting and characters make for a delightful read.

Here's where you can find Angela Ford:

Angela Ford

​Best Selling Author of Closure 

A Suspense with a Dash of Romance

Unforgettable Kiss

A Romance with a Dash of Suspense

​Closure's sequel Forbidden

Blind Tasting

Personal Assistant to Angela Ford

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Surpassing ....Surpasses the Others!

Congrats to my friend and fellow author Mary E. Palmerin. Happy Release Day! Wishing her much success with this emotionally packed novel:)



New Release SURPASSING by Mary E Palmerin


Do fallen angels really fly? Does karma really exist? The Harper family is becoming impatient and believing it to be untrue. Just as an unwelcome guest appears at Lyla and Everett’s big engagement party, the pieces they picked up fall apart and scatter in the wind along with the virtue that they clutch onto… hope.



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Mary E. Palmerin is 27 years old and resides in Indiana. She is married, has two small boys and usually has her nose in a good book when she isn’t writing. She has been writing since she was a young girl, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper, creating poetry through her teen years, and many shorts in between, all of which she has kept. Mary enjoys telling tales that are both raw and real, seeing it as a gift to be able to evoke various emotions from her readers.She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, anything outdoors, relaxing by the pool with a good piece of literature, red wine, coffee, tattoos, and HEA!


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The South is moving North to read this....

Prefacing by saying this is another author in my amazing group who has a release party this week. I've one clicked and I urge you to do the same. Ladies, this is an incredibly talented author - one I highly recommend. Grab the book and savor every word on the pages of True North :)

True North Tour of ME Montgomery

 True North

AUTHOR: M.E. Montgomery

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: November 25, 2014

COVER DESIGN: Cover to Cover Design
WORD LENGTH: 104+K words
CONTENT WARNING: Sexual Content and Violence

Alex and Kayla have found in each other what they need to move moved beyond the tragedies of their pasts and are ready to embrace their future together. But the problem with the past is it doesn’t always agree to be left behind, and sometimes it follows, unwilling to let go.

Now everything they thought they knew to be true is suddenly turned up on end. Collisions between the past and the present challenge their happiness, and hiding in the shadows lurk more obstacles that threaten their future.

Alex and Kayla are determined not to let these twists and turns destroy their happiness. But is love enough? What happens when lies, uncertainty, and deception entangle with their plans? Will determination be enough when faced with disaster?

Plotting a course is easy; finding your True North and staying the course presents a greater challenge.

The woman finished placing her order and waited patiently at the bar, casting her long lashes down as if she were uncomfortable with all the people surrounding her, especially the drunken idiots sitting at the bar next to her. The guy closest to the end leaned backward as he laughed hard at something his buddy said. I watched in disgust as he lost his balance and began to fall sideways off his stool. In the process, he slammed into the beauty standing next to him, causing her to lose her balance. She reached out to try to grab onto something, but her flailing arms found nothing but air. Instinctively, I reached out and caught her around the waist and pulled her toward me and away from him. She was such a light little thing I inadvertently lifted her onto my lap. She landed on my thighs with a little ‘umph’ as she grabbed my waist for balance. Unable to help myself, I inhaled her sweet scent - almost like vanilla with a touch of cinnamon; not like that strong, sense-clogging perfume used by so many of the women I knew.

“Whoa, you okay there?” I asked her.

“Oh, my gosh! I’m so sorry…” She stopped talking as our eyes met for the first time. Or at least I didn’t hear anything else. Her voice was almost like honey, soothing and quiet, calming my tired soul like a comfortable blanket. My mind went blank when I looked into her beautiful hazel eyes. There was no hidden agenda in the green and gold specks that broke up a warm brown, just a genuine look of gratitude alongside a certain wariness. Wearing a dark blue pair of jeans and a white button down shirt, she was much more modestly dressed than the blonde I’d sized up of a few moments ago. A sparkly pink scarf decorated her neck hinting that beneath the conservative exterior there was a spark of playfulness. To me, she was much more attractive for leaving something to the imagination, although pressed against me as she was, I didn’t need to imagine the full curves underneath those clothes.

Her eyes darted across my face and she appeared to be appraising me as well. She focused on my eyes as though she could see into me if she looked hard enough. Her look drew me in. I wanted to pull her closer and go ahead and let her see inside, feeling as if she could soothe all the pain and anger I tried to keep locked up. At the same time, I wanted to hold and protect her from whatever caused that look of caution, almost fear, that abounded in her eyes.

What the hell just happened to me? I had never had these thoughts before. She noticed my intense gaze and her cheeks began to turn the cutest shade of pink. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d seen a woman blush; usually they were so forward I was the one who was embarrassed for them.

“Thank you for catching me,” she said. “That might have ended badly otherwise.”

My mind snapped back to attention when she began to push off of me. I doubt she noticed, but her second hand had settled on my crotch when she landed in my lap, and the gentle pressure she was asserting had it starting to rise and twitch in anticipation of more.

I grabbed her wrist gently. “I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you not to push too hard there.”

She tilted her head sideways, not immediately understanding my words until I gestured with my eyes at our hands. I knew the instant she figured it out because her pink cheeks turned bright red and she jerked her hand away.

“Oh,” she gasped. “I…I’m so, so sorry!” she said as she carefully crawled off me.

“Trust me, it was my pleasure,” I teased, glancing at my lap.

M.E. Montgomery has been an avid reader her entire life, and her Amazon account will attest to that fact! Recently, several voices began telling their own stories in her head. After being assured she wasn’t crazy and this was the sign of an emerging novel, she decided to put her fingers to work and started typing, and with lots of encouragement, decided to share Alex, Kayla, and Aiden’s dramatic and heartwarming tale.

Her family considers her adept in most subjects, to include science, history, reading, spelling, and all mathematical studies, which loosely means she is the homework queen to her four school aged children. Fortunately, her biology and elementary school teaching background help her to keep up the expert fa├žade, at least for now.

Although born and raised in the Washington DC metro area, she has considered many places to be called home since she left to attend college in North Carolina. She is a proud Navy wife, setting up hearth and home wherever in the world the Navy sends her husband. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to go camping with her family, drinking wine on the deck, and romantic getaways when her husband’s work permits.

This Release was organized by

Lucy Lit...I Just One Clicked and it Felt So Good!

I'll preface this by saying Lucy Lit is in an author group I am a member of.  We're friends on Facebook and she's a quiet member of the group (I on the other hand, not so quiet).

I grabbed 42 Rue de Jardin: Sultry Savannah Series Book 1 from Amazon and cannot WAIT to read it!

It is with great pride that I introduce you to fellow author, Lucy Lit! #YouGoGirl!

42 Rue de Jardin: Sultry Savannah Series Book 1


Book Description

March 5, 2014

The streets of Savannah have stories to tell…One determined Alpha male. A woman whose faith in love is shattered. Tantric sex. Could be a disaster or maybe a path to healing.What happens when your romance novel fantasies collide with your reality? Forty-something Cullan Davis almost has it all. Loving family, friends, successful business, community activist – and no sex life.

A chronic, disfiguring skin disease and past abuse left physical and emotional scars that prevent her from believing in relationship possibilities. Resigned to being alone, she compensates by living vicariously through the heroines in her beloved romance novels. When her real-life lust from afar notices her, panic sets in. She cannot possibly get involved. Her scars are too deep. No man wants a self-proclaimed freak, do they?

Royce Jacobson is a wealthy philanthropist, single parent of a twenty-year-old daughter and womanizing player. Practicing his own version of tantric sex, he subscribes to the love ’em and leave ’em satisfied mentality. He wants to add Cullan to his conquest list but discovers vulnerability in her, touching a part of him he didn’t know existed. She’s an enigma. And Royce excels at solving puzzles. He’s convinced tantra can break through her reserves… if only she would cooperate.

Flawed self-perception, meet ancient sexual practices. Boom.

*A complete novel with no cliffhanger. Link to the music playlist on my website and listen while you read!

*Contains explicit scenes and language.



How did you come up with the idea for your new WIP?

The concept came when I was revising my first book, 42 Rue de Jardin. My husband (Garage Guy) and I were driving to the beach for our annual vacation and a secondary character from Rue (Stoney Carrington) started jabbering at me, telling me his story and how it intersected with the protagonist, McKenna Beaumont. I stopped talking to Garage Guy, pulled out my notepad and began scribbling. Two hours later, I had the outline when Stoney paused for air.


What excites you most about this project?

I love seeing a strong female learning her strength is not diminished by allowing others to share her life. Plus learning more about tantra has been exciting. You can interpret that how you wish.


What is your least favorite part in beginning this new book?

Insecurity and fear I won’t do justice to the characters who have entrusted me with their story.


What character do you think you connect with most?

I connect with McKenna as a ‘take charge, doesn’t need anyone else’ type because she can handle things on her own. Except she’s wrong. People are not meant to live in a vacuum and accepting help doesn’t make you weak. Connecting with others is vital to who we are as a species. I struggle with that on a daily basis – just like McKenna.


Have you found any plot twists that you were not expecting so far? Is the story basically the same now as it was when you first started writing it?

Both of these questions can be answered at the same time. When I started, I knew who the “bad guy” was but as he told his story, my feelings changed. Consequently, I had to dig deeper and find out the reality behind my initial misconceptions. It was quite a shock to me. So the story changed at that point. Also, McKenna has arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and after the first draft was finished, I realized she needed to confront her phobia where it originated. The final third of the story was scrapped and rewritten. Both McKenna and I are much happier with the result.  ;)

What has been the hardest part to write so far, don’t give us spoilers but let us know what you have struggled with.

The scenes dealing with the meaning of family as seen through the eyes of McKenna’s daughter Elly. They tug at my heart and still make me cry. I hate crying over a story. Goes back to my take charge, don’t need anyone personality. Yeah, it’s a serious flaw of mine. Even though I’m a grandmother, I’m still a work in progress.

Do you have any muses that you are using to help the reader picture the characters?

Readers can check out my Pinterest boards for my books. An interesting backstory regarding McKenna – she’s based on an Irish YouTube vlogger I’ve followed for years. One day as I was starting to flesh out the story, I saw a picture the vlogger posted and I was smacked between the eyes. It was my mental vision of McKenna! While authors use celebrity pictures for inspiration all the time, this woman is not in the public eye (except for YouTube). I contacted her and asked if I could use her likeness on my Belle Chene Pinterest board. To my surprise and delight, she agreed.

– Belle Chene is the second book in the Sultry Savannah Series. So far, eight books are in the series pipeline. The next one is already outlined.

– A new quasi-paranormal/romance series inspired by the 1970s TV show Fantasy Island.

– Three standalone novellas are also loosely outlined.

Whew! Not bad for a newbie, huh?

I’ll be revealing the cover for Belle Chene in the next month.

Lucy’s current release – 42 Rue de Jardin, A Sultry Savannah Novel


A mutual friend of ours, Dorothy Shaw (author) asked me a year ago if I would be willing to work with a new author.  She assured me that Lucy was hard-working and wanted to publish her first book.  I jumped at the chance because I was intrigued just from hearing about Lucy from our friend.

When Lucy sent me her WIP the first time, I swear I took two weeks going over it.  That is unusual for me.  The problem was………….she was such a polished, clean and intelligent writer, we had to make some movement in the information but it was too tight to figure out where to put the stuff.  Cullan had a medical issue that I had never heard of but since working with Lucy have come to understand it more.  We had to keep the information to inform the readers, BUT we also had to not make her a walking medical label.

Royce, geez she had me falling all over him from the first scene, but she stood firm that he was not going to be one of those “Christian G” men, he was going to be real. She also used her knowledge of Tantra with him which was another thing I learned more about while working with Lucy. She is my one author who will send me a list of questions after I read for her and we go through my answers.  I love that, it is a highlight to my job because we “gossip about the characters” and I usually find out she fooled me again with the plot.

So I have been thinking how I explain Lucy to you readers.  I would say she is courageous to strike out and write her first novel at this stage in life.  To throw away her fears and insecurities and put her work out there inspires me. She is brilliant with her plots, you don’t get just a romance, you have a very intelligent, detailed mystery in every story.  Her WIP we are working on now stumped me as to the conclusion.  She gives you real issues that you may never have heard of before and she weaves the knowledge she wants to share into the story, making the reader learn about the topics without really knowing it.  The number one thing I am amazed at is she is telling the world that intimacy and desire does NOT die after the age of forty and if it has then you need to reclaim it.  Her characters are all middle-aged, dealing with the real issues a middle-aged person deals with BUT they have passion and fire still inside of them.  Sexy never dies, people just kill it sometimes because they forget the real woman and man inside of them, behind the labels of work, parenthood and spouse. Lucy wants to bring the sexy back and I am not talking just sex.  She wants her readers to feel confident, loved, powerful, desirable and most of all informed that life doesn’t stop because something happens to you.  If you are still breathing you are still living…….now get to it and make it the best life you can.



After a long career in business ownership and consulting, I wrote the first of the Sultry Savannah Series to show that romance, sex and tantra can be enjoyed at any age. After all, we older folks still enjoy the steamy side of life, right?I live in South Carolina with my husband (Garage Guy), a persnickety feline (Fred), and dote on my grand-dogs. I know my style won’t appeal to everyone and that’s okay. But if you like my stories, drop me a line. I love to hear from fans! Sorry I can’t accept smoke signals anymore (doctor’s orders). But you can reach me other ways…


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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Check out the Amazingly Talented Mandee Mae!

Distant Myles by Mandee Mae

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Book Description

December 11, 2013

Myles always had his way when it came to women…And he’s had his share of women. The last thing on his mind was LOVE and he definitely wasn’t looking for a relationship.Amelia has always went after what she wants, never letting her past pave the way for her future. Looking for a change, she puts her reservations aside and lets loose while she and a friend are on vacation.Despite their guarded hearts, fate brings them together. When her heart’s one desire crosses her path, will Amelia go after it, or will she go back to her lonely life in Illinois? Will Myles take a chance and go after this woman he feels could be “the one?” Or will it be too late to convince her that they were meant to be together?Follow Myles and Amelia through their journey and find out if the miles that separate them will keep them apart or if they are destined to be together.


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Hiding from his past and the people that surround him, Caleb is convinced that he is meant tospend his life isolated. That is, until he meets his sexy new neighbor. This “hell cat” keeps himon his toes in more way than one, but can he convince himself that she was meant forhim? And if he can, does he stand a chance at convincing her?

Caleb goes on one hell of a ride as he finally comes to terms with how his life is changing. Join

Caleb on his journey and see if he’ll continue his life in solitude or if he finally finds the love of

his life.

“Ride me.”

She looks at me strangely. “Huh?”

She’s so cute. What the hell does she think I mean? “Get your ass up here and ride me. Now.”

Shrugging her shoulder she says. “Okay.”

I grip her hips and help her adjust so she is straddling me and then she takes me in her hand and

guides me to her entrance. I want to let her take the lead and take me in as she needs to. I don’t want to

ram into her and hurt her. She slowly starts to lower herself. God, this is killing me to just lay here and

try to be as patient as I can be. She goes down a little then rises and then goes back down a little more.

She leans forward and places both hands on my chest and does it again, adjusting the angle so I can go

in further, easier.

“All the way. Just a little more and I’ll be in.” She starts rocking her hips, working me in further.

She rises up on her knees and then slams down on me taking the rest of me all at once.

“Fuck!” We both say at the same time. I think my eyes just rolled to the back of my head. Jesus, I

wasn’t expecting that. I’m ready to blow at any minute and she does that to me. “Emma, stop. Give me a

minute, please.”

“Give you a minute. I thought you wanted me to ride you, Caleb?”

The little minx. “Yes, I do want you to ride me, but if you keep doing that, this is going to be over

before it even starts.”

She gets this sexy smile on her face. “See, I don’t think you give yourself enough credit Caleb. I’ll

agree that there are times when I want it to last forever, but there are times that it doesn’t matter how

long it lasts, just as long as the ride to the top is worth it.”

Cocking my head to the side, “Oh, really?”

She nods her head. “Yes, really.”

“Well then, I guess you better hang on for that ride.” I wrap my arms around her, holding her

tight so she can’t move and thrust up hard. She’s in the perfect position for what I have planned.



Let me tell you a bit about myself. I reside in Illinois. I’m married to my best friend and we have two beautiful children. I have a few books published right now and a few more in the works. There’s always something in my WIP folder that needs completed. Sometimes the stories just pour out of me and sometimes they start out that way and then stop. When I can’t go any further, it gets put aside until it does. Nothing is forced. My favorite thing to do is camp. Love it! I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them. They all have a special place in my heart.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Grab a Box of Tissues and HANG ON!

Let me preface by saying that I hope you will all consider reading this eye-opening emotional series. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mary Palmerin at Indie Mashup Springdale this past summer and I can tell you that she is an incredibly talented author...her talents extend far beyond her 27 years!

I attended her seminar about writing bridge novellas and was so motivated by her speaking that I wrote my own bridge novella and for that I am forever grateful.

I am so happy our paths crossed and consider her not only a fellow author, but a wonderful friend. Without reservation, I am proud to share with you....

Succumbing by Mary E Palmerin


Book Description

October 1, 2014

Lyla Harper is sure she will be alone for the rest of her life. After she leaves Kansas for college in Chicago, she hopes she will never have to face her dark secrets again. Four years later, Lyla lands an internship at a prestigious firm, hoping to plant her roots and close the door to her past forever. Unfortunately, Lyla is about to learn that the past has a way of finding her, no mater how well she hides.After she is assigned to assist a marketing millionaire and notorious jerk, Lyla attempts to overcome her pessimistic view of the world and move on with her life. But after she lays eyes on her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor, Everett Brown, her secrets begin to resurface, prompting her to regress into her old coping ways. Led by curiosity and an undeniable attraction, Lyla pursues a passionate relationship with Everett and slowly begins to feel like a woman again. Now all she has to do is decide to tell him the truth.In this contemporary erotic romance, only time will tell if a young woman’s new lover will be able to save her from herself as her past emerges from the darkness to confront her once and for all.**Graphic content including underage drinking, drug use, non-consensual sex, and self-mutilation. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.**



“This book is not your mama’s Danielle Steele’s novel, not wanting to give anything away, Mary writes about a taboo subject matter that will make people feel uncomfortable, but the story of Lyla is a story worth writing, as it can give hope to any women that has gone through this exact life changing event. Lyla is stronger than she realizes and her test will be her saving grace and provide her the will to live. If you have not read this book, please I beg you to pick it up and READ IT! You will find yourself as I did, crying for Lyla.”


5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read by an awesome author! October 10, 2014

“Mary Palmerin is an incredible writer who pulls in the reader to fall in love with her characters and want to root for them. This book is raw and gripping and at times will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is another can’t put down book! As with Secrets, you’ll also need tissues with this book.”

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I was not working with Mary when she wrote this book, but we have spent many hours talking about the story of Lyla and I have read every book in the series.  I think the most important message I want to make to the readers is that when you pick up this book, you are holding a piece of Mary Palmerin’s heart and soul.  She “bleed” her heart out onto those pages knowing it was going to offend some readers but she maintained her focus on trying to reach out to the silent reader who lives this pain.

I have stated more often than not, that within the first five minutes of meeting Mary at a book signing it was clear to me her writing wasn’t a career, it was a passionate drive to be the voice for the silent.  Yes this series will rip your heart out and will make you want to run and panic, BUT there are real women out there who live this daily.  They can’t ignore the situation, they can’t run and panicking will more than likely leave them dead.  Mary wants to bring awareness to those who can help spread the word and stop the silence and I am so proud of her for doing this.

It takes a great amount of courage to open yourself up as an author to such emotions, only to have to turn them off or try to calm them so you can go back to role of mother and wife.  I know for a fact Mary has been haunted by Lyla and her ordeal.  Her empathy for this character never leaves her as she carries on her own life at work and at home.  I can hardly wait for you to read the book she is working on now.  On some levels Gwen is going to be draining Mary of her emotions just as Lyla did, but in no way are they the same character.  Mary is taking each step she makes farther into the genre she holds the most passion for, the kind that makes the reader stop and think, then want to jump into action to make the changes society needs.



Mary E. Palmerin is 27 years old and resides in Indiana. She is married, has two small boys and usually has her nose in a good book when she isn’t writing. She has been writing since she was a young girl, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper, creating poetry through her teen years, and many shorts in between, all of which she has kept. Mary enjoys telling tales that are both raw and real, seeing it as a gift to be able to evoke various emotions from her readers.She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, anything outdoors, relaxing by the pool with a good piece of literature, red wine, coffee, tattoos, and HEA!