Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's better than one menage book?

Three of them bundled together of course!

3 in 1
United States Kobo Australia
Canada Smashwords, Worldwide United Kingdom
Germany Allromance.com Bookstrand
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter/Humorous/MFM Romance
Get your freak on and fall in love with some special male shifters as they find their mate and claim her. Wild times in the jungle, inmate seduction, alpha males and awesome heroines. This huge bundle is a shifter lover’s delight featuring not just werewolves but big cat shifters as well.

Contains books 4,5 & 6 from the Freakn’ Shifters series

~ Human and Freakn’ – Forget the dangers of the jungle. In peril is Ruth’s heart when two hunky shifters become determined to claim her despite her humanity.

~ Jungle Freakn’ Bride – Hot, steamy threesomes, chauvinism and more are running wild in the jungle. Can you handle the heat?

~ Freakn’ Cougar – Forget taming their cougar. These hunks want her as is, even if she scratches.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Out Now - The Silk Tie by Lily Harlem

"If you enjoyed The Glass Knot, you'll LOVE The Silk Tie!"

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Professional life in the City of London is tough going which is why my husband Gabe and I live by the motto work hard and play hard. So when something, or rather someone, comes along that changes how he wants to play I’m intrigued by our sexy new game.

But there's always private sides to the ones you love, and in this case new thoughts and desires are stealing Gabe’s dreams. It’s not until I meet Brent—gorgeous and sophisticated yet soul-achingly alone—that I begin to understand the complex layers of Gabe’s needs and exactly what I have to do.

But I’m not afraid; in fact the idea of two men turns me the hell on. In a whirlwind of romance, fear, desire and a new cresting wave of passion we open up to each other, testing the water for one weekend only. Or is it? Will we ever be the same again? Can Gabe and I survive our decision to let a third into our bed? Can Brent just walk away and, more importantly, will we let him?

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The Silk Tie is related to The Glass Knot by its menage a trois theme only. It doesn't matter if you only read one or the other, but if you fancy getting your hands on The Glass Knot here are the details.

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What’s a girl to do when the guy she falls for is married to another man? 

This is exactly what happened to me. Seeing Josh Kendal stroll out of the Mediterranean Sea wearing tight navy swim trunks and looking like a hot new James Bond was a truly delicious moment. Catching sight of his wedding ring was like a kick in the shin and meeting his gorgeous husband, phew, that was enough to make any girl groan at the cruel joke God was playing on her. 

But all was not as it seemed, and when Josh needed a woman to sort out a ‘delicate predicament’ I was the one for the job – heck, what did I have to lose? Certainly not as much as him, literally. 

Trouble is, emotions always get tangled, loyalties can’t help but be divided and with a night of memories so hot they'd have the devil sweating, there was only one thing for it—it was time to get honest, fight for what I wanted despite society’s constraints and open my heart to the people it needed most. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wildlife in our backyard

Living by a nature trail, we are often treated to sightings of wildlife. Some are small, and common, like squirrels and chipmunks (Chippy and Ella really don't like to share our yard and the peanuts with anyone else). We've seen fat bunnies, who despite the fence around our yard, always seem to manage to find a way in.

Not this winter but the one before, there were even coyotes spotted on the trail. Of course my son, the one who saw them running, initially thought they were small wolves. Eep. I kept the pets in for a few days out of fear they'd get eaten.

Deer are also common, as well as wild turkeys. Although, our first experience with one of those was quite comical.

My children playing out front, came in screaming (because they only have two volume levels; loud and excited, and silently plotting). "Mom, there's a mini ostrich out front." Me: "I doubt it." Them: "There is. Come see, it's running in between the houses." Sure enough, between the neighbors house scurried a chubby feathered 'ostrich'. LOL. I'll admit, I didn't know what the hell it was other than it wasn't an ostrich. It was my hubby who declared it was a wild turkey. Seeing as how I'd only ever seen them in a roasting pan or a plate before, it was quite the novel experience. And being a bit of a suburbanite, I ushered the children in the house less the wild fowl decide to attack.

Then there was the bear incident. The roaming furry predator wasn't quite in my yard, but he was close to my kids school, close enough they cancelled recess. He was eventually caught and released in a less populated area, but it certainly got my mind working about the wild animals you can sometimes encounter, in your own back yard. And what if the wild creature came inside? What would you do?

My newest heroine in Kodiak's Claim has a method of dealing with a BIG bear and it involves a frying pan. Little does she know the bear is in fact a man, a sexy one, and fight it as he might, he can't resist the allure of a curvy city girl.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Novice is FREE!

That's right! The first novel in the Sexy as Hell Trilogy by Harlem Dae is FREE! Go grab yourself a copy from AmazonAmazon UK, settle down and read, and when you need more, there's so much more! Check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set that continues Zara and Vincent's wild journey PLUS contains three sexy spin-off stories about secondary characters.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Why Authors and Readers Need Conferences!

Ever since I made the crazy decision to organize a romance conference in Ottawa next April, the most common question I get is "Why?" Why did I go insane? Why did I think we needed a convention? Why on earth should authors and readers attend?

I'll tell you why. To have fun.

Too often, authors get stuck behind their desk, tapping away at their keyboards, letting their muse drive them and with deadlines stressing them out. We often forget what time it is or even the day of the week when we're determined to reach a goal or finish a scene. Writing can be a very solitary job. Yes, we interact with people on social media, and we have editors and beta readers, BUT, when it comes to real contact, face to face with humans (not our imagination), we often neglect that part. This is where a conference can help.

Now there are two kinds of conferences, those that deal with improving your skills and networking with other authors. I've never been to one of those, so I can't comment on it, but the other type, a conference where you get to meet readers? Well, I've done a few now and all I have to say is they are awesome.

There is something utterly mind blowing about the first time a reader approaches you and says the magic words, "I read your book." It takes you aback and stuns you, or at least it did in my case. It was a jaw dropping moment where I was like, "Uh, you did?" Sure, I'd gotten emails and Facebook posts saying the same thing, but I'll tell you something it's just not the same as that face to face meeting. Some people might say it's an ego trip, and yes, you'd be right. It is. But, at the same time, I'll tell you, that sometimes that ego stroking is needed.

Writing is hard work. Writing can be lonely. Often times, friend and family around us don't grasp what we do. Especially for those of us who write romance ("You write what?!") But readers get what we do. Readers appreciate the fact we plop our butts in to a chair X amount of hours a week, typing until our hands cramp or our legs go numb. They'll tell you they loved Hero Z and how he made them swoon. They'll gush over the romance of Book Y, or they'll laugh again as they tell you their favorite part in Book C. It's incredible to be able to share a moment with people who know our worlds, who know our characters.

And then, there's meeting other authors, people just like me who worry about market trends. Who wonder if their next story will sink or soar. Who fear writer's block. All of a sudden you start talking, and you realize you're not alone in your doubts and tribulations. You can talk shop with someone who doesn't get a blank look in their eyes wondering what you mean when you talk about those damned commas, or how your epub failed authentication.

Conferences refresh me. I laugh. I talk. I play games. I lose my voice. And yes, it does cost me financially, but I need them I've discovered. I need that time away from my desk meeting like minded people and having a blast doing it. I need that feel good moment with readers. I need that bonding moment with my peers. I need a break. And this is why I'm organizing a conference. To give other authors and readers, this time north of the border, a chance to experience the same thing.

I hope you'll join me, and the others who've signed on next April. Come talk and play with us. I'd love to meet you. But I warn you, if you do come, prepare for cheek cracking smiles, awesome memories and a bag full of gifts!And authors, don't be surprised if you go home with an extra skip in your steps, and a muse all revved up and ready to go.
Cover Puzzles. It's a game I plan to play with readers, and the best part? You get to keep them after we play.
This is an example of some of the swag, I've given out at conferences. Awesome, eh?
I love meeting fans and getting goofy with them lol.
More swag. Did I mention you won't go home empty handed?
Meeting that fan you've been talking with on Facebook for years? Awesome!
Interacting with other authors who understand your dilemma when it comes to creating believable shapeshifters? Fabulous. (PS, that's Milly Taiden!)
So I don't know if I've convinced your or not to come to Romancing the Capital, but just in case you're thinking of it, check it out.

Monday, July 7, 2014

FREE - Enchanted Submission

My raunchy fairytale, Enchanted Submission is FREE on Amazon UK and iTunes - go grab your copy and if you enjoy please leave a review.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Scored by Lily Harlem

Got World Cup Fever? Fancy a soccer hunk of your own to enjoy for a few hours? Why not pick up a copy of my novel Scored…

Okay, so I eat, sleep and breathe football and reporting the beautiful game is my dream career. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for a major crush on the England captain, Lewis Tate. The bloke is sex on legs, hot with a capital H. Add in his awe-inspiring talent, his brooding good looks and what’s not to lust after? 

So my excitement is sky-high as I set off with the official press team to cover England’s battle for the European Cup. But when a series of unfortunate, or as it turns out fortunate events, attracts Tate’s attention my way, who am I to say no? 

Add in a misogynistic manager, an over-zealous colleague, two blue silk ties and some incredible ball-handling skills and it becomes clear the road to victory, for me, will be an intensely erotic journey. Determined to savor every moment, I hang onto my sanity as best I can while living the fantasy and wondering if it can ever become reality. Because once Lewis Tate has taken me to heaven and back, its clear no one else will ever compare. 

Scored has 26 5* Amazon reviews (USA and UK combined)