Saturday, July 26, 2014

Love Is Mermaid Cameo Winner

Dayna, will you do the honors of reaching in and picking a winner out of ye old witch's hat for me? Thanks. Ooh let's see who we have here...

The winner of an ARC (advanced reader copy) of the Love Is anthology cover reveal contest and the mermaid cameo on my blog is...

::drumroll please::

Hiry Hiryuuko!

Congrats Hiry!

Please contact Dayna Hart via her website's contact form or by leaving a comment on her cover list post on her website to receive your ARC of Love Is. To receive your mermaid cameo pin, please contact assistant [at] cassandracurtis [dot] com with the subject head: Love Is Cameo Winner, and please let us know your name and full mailing address so we can get your prize out to you asap. :)

Remember, you have 30 days from the winning announcement date (today) to contact us. After that, we reserve the right to  hold a second chance drawing. Not responsible for lost or stolen packages.  Contest void where prohibited by law.

Thank you to everyone who entered. More contest, games, and prizes coming this August, so stop back by and check what new mischief your favorite redhead is to up...'cause with this southern girl, there is no tellin'. ;)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Finds: Romance, Mystery, and Suspense

The Profiler
By Chris Taylor

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
FREE (sale ends 7/28/14)

A psychopathic killer is stalking the women of Sydney . . .

Federal Agent Clayton Munro, a criminal profiler with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has been called upon to assist in hunting down a vicious murderer who is intent upon carving up his victims while they’re still alive. Guilt-stricken over his wife’s suicide, Clayton’s forced to set aside his personal issues in order to focus on the case.

Detective Ellie Cooper is also no stranger to heartache. Pregnant and abandoned at the altar by a fiancĂ© intent on pursuing a career with the AFP, her opinion of the elite body of officers is anything but favorable. Angered when her boss orders her to partner with the Fed, she’s determined not to cut him any slack.

But women are dying on the streets of western Sydney and the pressure is mounting to find the person responsible.

Will Clayton and Ellie be able to put aside their animosity and work together to catch a killer before it’s too late? And what about the special fascination the killer seems to have with Ellie . . .


Bad Medicine
Eileen Dreyer

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
.99¢ (for a limited time!)

Trauma nurse and part-time death-investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal night at her St. Louis Emergency Department. Then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, victim of a suspected suicide.

One suicide is bad. But when one grows to four in a matter of days, and all the victims are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem.

Were these really suicides? Why would successful, hot young lawyers want to kill themselves?

Then Molly unearths secrets that powerful people don’t want exposed and the puzzle suddenly becomes a threat. Now she must find killer, or become the next victim.


Killer Image
By Wendy Tyson

Genre: Mystery
.99¢ (Sales ends July 27, 2014)

Philadelphia image consultant Allison Campbell is not your typical detective. She's more familiar with the rules of etiquette than the rules of evidence, prefers three-inch Manolos to comfy flats and relates to Dear Abby, not Judge Judy.

When Allison's latest Main Line client, the fifteen-year-old Goth daughter of a White House hopeful, is accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney, Allison fights to prove her client's innocence when no one else will.

But in a place where image is everything, the ability to distinguish the truth from the facade may be the only thing that keeps Allison alive.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love Is Liking Us On Facebook

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? You should. Really. Why? 
Because I said so. lol
Lots of neat stuff, contests, and fun with 40 different authors. 
Where else can you party with 40 authors?
I mean, you can't fit that many of us in your kitchen.

So I hope to see you there.

Complete list of authors:
Sidney Bristol, S.M. Butler, Kat Cantrell, Cassandra Curtis, Keri Ford, Sadie Haller, Faye Hunter, Crystal Jordan, Jennifer Lewis, Molly McLain, Mima, Natasha Moore, Catherine A. Noon,
Elle Rush, Jessica Stone, Holley Trent, AJ Vale, Elle Wylder,
Clarice Wynter, Zoe York, Sabrina Darby, Bonnie Dee,
Jennifer Haymore, Kate Pearce, Vivienne Westlake, Elianne Adams,
Melissa Aires, Mahlee Ashwynne, Sophie Avett, Jennifer Blackstream, Sela Carsen, Cate Dean, Grace Draven, Hailey Edwards, Marie Hall, Dayna Hart, Elise Logan, Lyra Marlowe,
Cate Rowan, and Tina Moss and Yelena Casale!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Love Is...

I'm very excite to share with readers one of the special projects I'm participating in this year and can now post all the fun details. 

The Love Is Anthology

On August 5th, the LOVE IS... anthology will release at ebook retailers! A collection of 300,000 words, and more than 40 authors, covering all heat ranges and genres, there's something in here to appeal to everyone.

And all of the proceeds are going to charity—specifically, to: Reach out and Read which prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Today, we are celebrating with a cover reveal for the anthology webring style. Participating authors are revealing the anthology cover, and ALSO sharing their individual story covers. 
(Individual stories may be released on their own at a later date.)

Anyone who comments on my blog and each of the blogs (listed at will be entered to win a copy of the anthology when it's released. ALSO, anyone who comments on my blog will be entered to win a copy of the anthology AND a lovely mermaid cameo pin (pictured below)!  So please, when you're done looking at the covers below, click the link for the next author's blog, or continue to The List to find more authors to visit. Thanks!

So, here they are:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Finds: Sizzle and Spark

On this week's Friday Finds, we celebrate the seasons, starting with bestselling author Marie Force's book, Season For Love.

By Marie Force

Genre: Contemporary Romance
.99¢ (Sale ends July 20, 2014)

 McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 6

His idea of permanence is the VW van that takes him from one gig to the next. . .

Owen Lawry has made a living as a traveling musician and enjoys his footloose and fancy free lifestyle. But after meeting Laura McCarthy and helping her to land the job as manager of his grandparents' hotel on Gansett Island, Owen decides there's something to be said about a roof over his head and a warm, sexy woman in his bed.

Laura, a newlywed who discovered that her husband never quit dating, came to Gansett for her cousin Janey's wedding, but ended up staying after she met Owen and took on the renovations to the dilapidated Sand & Surf Hotel.

As Owen and Laura's attraction simmers during months of close proximity, they form a tight bond that will be tested when her estranged husband refuses to grant her a divorce. As summer turns to autumn and Laura and Owen take baby steps toward love, favorite characters from past Gansett Island stories continue to live their happily ever afters.

“With the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again.” —Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Serendipity series


By Allie Boniface

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Romantic Suspense
.99¢ For a limited time only!

Welcome to Lindsey Point: home of a haunted lighthouse, a 50-year old murder mystery, and a romance about to erupt between travel journalist Sophie Smithwaite and hunky local handyman Lucas Oakes.

Sophie is a feisty travel show host in town to film an episode about Lindsey Point's haunted lighthouse. But digging into the story of a tragic murder-suicide and love gone wrong reveals startling connections to Sophie's own past.

Part-time paramedic, handyman, seasonal Santa-Lucas does it all-except get attached. He's still reeling from the death of his best friend ten years ago and the more recent infidelity of his ex-fiancee. Yet despite Sophie's big-city nosiness and her insistence on chasing long-dead ghosts, he's drawn to her.

As the mystery deepens, sparks fly and legends crumble. Is preserving tradition and protecting secrets worth giving up a chance at true love?


By Amber Kallyn

Genre: Paranormal Romance
FREE  For a limited time only! 

When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn... it bites.

For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him only to face more than she bargained for in a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman. With duties as Keeper of the peace and Sheriff, Shane Spencer must protect humanity and stop the friction between the local Arcaine races before it turns into an all out blood war.

When wolves start turning up dead, the tension between the races grows and suspicion falls on Niki. Shane knows she’s not to blame, and it has nothing to do with the primal urges she stirs within him. Working together, they must stop the hostilities from going over the edge. Trouble is, the desires raging between them might prove more dangerous than the surrounding threats.


By Cindy Sample

Genre: Cozy Mystery 

.99¢  (Sale ends July 25, 2014)


When Laurel McKay attends a Hawaiian wedding, her vacation soon becomes more deadly than the calorie count in her daiquiri. Her post-wedding holiday upends after a beautiful hula dancer is found dead on the rocks below the oceanfront restaurant owned by Laurel's brother and sister-in-law. When a family member is arrested for the murder, Laurel is plunged into a mystery where exotic Big Island locations--a coffee plantation, black sand beaches and a volcano--reveal their deadly side.

And where is her hunky on-again/off-again boyfriend detective when she needs him? Laurel zip-lines and four-wheels her way through the island paradise unearthing long hidden secrets. Will ingenuity and pluck be enough? Or will this hula be her last?