Monday, October 14, 2019

Paranormal October Sales of all Highland Vampire Romances! This week only , TEMPTATION IN TARTAN is #99cents or #FREE with #KU!


That is, all the HV romances I indie published 
are on sale. 
One story is still in the hands of 
Harlequin Spice Briefs... 
Oh well.


If you're not familiar with my series, 
here's the 4-1-1:


Rumors have followed the chieftains of Clan Kilburn for centuries. 
Said to be descended from the Viking Berserkers, they were ferocious in battle, 
known for tearing off the heads of their enemies and drinking their blood.

The gossip is frightening, but the reality is even darker.
From the elegant mansions of Mayfair to the mist-shrouded Highlands, 
the Kilburn vampires hunt, swive and kill. None are immune to their dangerous allure.
And who are the women who would dare to love them?

~*~

On sale THIS WEEK ONLY for 99 cents 
or free with KU:



An All Romance Ebooks #1 bestseller!

She had to marry a monster…

Rumors had followed the 
chieftains of Clan Kilborn for centuries. 

But English noblewoman Lydia Swann Williston would marry Kieran, Laird Kilborn, to bring peace to the Kilborn lands after the horror of Culloden and the brutal pacification. A widow, she also brought needed wealth to Clan Kilborn. 

For her part, eighteen-year-old Lydia wanted children. With her husband killed at Culloden, she would make a new life in the Highlands.

The old chieftain of Clan Kilborn also died in battle, and she hoped that the new young Laird would lack his ancestors' ferocity.

She was wrong.

What readers thought:

"Murder, mayhem and really good sex!" 
--Coffee Time Romance and More

Five stars! --T.B. Cooper, Petula Winmill


Five stars..."Temptation in Tartan is the first book I've read by Suz deMello. It won't be the last." 
--jmaze (Amazon.com)

"This book was very well written and was a glimpse into Scotland's past, if that past included some pretty hot and smokin vampires." 
--Author Erzabet Bishop (Goodreads)


Score your copy on Amazon


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

ON SALE NOW! For your NaNoWriMo Prep: ABOUT WRITING: YOUR ESSENTIAL WRITING MANUAL

This handy little book has garnered multiple five star reviews from other writers as well as aspiring authors. I'm very proud of it--I've written over twenty books and I think it's the best book I've written.


Perfect for the advanced or aspiring author, ABOUT WRITING includes both Write This, Not That! Suz deMello's bestseller, and the newer Plotting and Planning, a primer on the basics: conflict and character, point of view, scene and sequel...plus much, much more, written in deMello's engaging style.

ABOUT WRITING:  YOUR ESSENTIAL WRITING MANUAL!




Here's a few reviews:


5 stars! A short, information-packed book for would-be writers; a refresher for seasoned pros!
--Anonymous

5 stars! Great for writers at all levels...a small, but powerful book for beginners and 
experienced writers alike. 
--Kathleen

5 stars! Suz deMello wrote a fantastic primer for the beginning writer, but it should not be overlooked by the more experienced.
--Book Addict


On sale only until Friday, October 4!

Get your copy now!

Free with KU
Only on Amazon


Sunday, September 1, 2019

SUSPENSEFUL SEPTEMBER: All romantic suspense discounted! (@suzdemello #romanticsuspense #KU #99cents #FREE)


September brings more than autumn leaves, back-to-school bargains and pumpkin spice lattes: it's my annual SUSPENSEFUL SEPTEMBER promotion... All my romantic suspense books are discounted and/or are in Kindle Unlimited, so that all KU members can read them FOR FREE throughout the month!

Here are the discounted offerings:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BSYJTHQ

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/615145

In wide distribution, but discounted to 99 cents NOW! Down from $3.99--a bargain for an award-winning romantic suspense that received these accolades:

delightful romantic suspense
--Publisher's Weekly, 12/6/10

 an enjoyable inside view of the New York fashion world
--Kirkus, 10/8/10


Swift mixes sex, danger, and fashion in this fun...romantic suspense novel that will appeal to readers of traditional romance as well as fans of sexy mysteries like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum capers. 
--Aleksandra Walker, Booklist, 12/1/10


But what's it about, you ask?


Hot isn't a hot enough word to describe corporate raider Fletcher Wolf, but since he's suing couturier Cara Fletcher for, oh, a gazillion dollars, she figures she shouldn't hit on him...at least not too hard.

On top of that, she wonders if he's responsible for the harassment and vandalism that's plaguing her, irritants that escalate into crimes when her workshop is trashed to the tune of a hundred thousand dollars. The economic damage enables him to seize her company, bringing him into her life on a daily basis. When her Manhattan loft home is torched and her assistant murdered, Cara realizes that the man who wants her and everything she's built is the only man who can keep her safe.

And let me know if you like the cover. I did it! I occasionally turn out a cover I think is worthy--all the rest of these books sport covers by the FABULOUS Jaycee DiLorenzo of Sweet and Spicy Designs.

~*~

Discounted to 99 cents from $3.99 from 9/1-9/5 and in KU is:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00305GYWU

Publisher's Weekly review: Cyber geek meets seductive spy girl in this feverish Silicon Valley thriller... Half-French, half-Algerian Ani Sharif, whose parents were murdered by extremists 10 years earlier when she was at a private girls' school in Algiers, has joined the United States Security Agency. On her first undercover assignment, Ani must uncover who's selling Defense Department cyber secrets to foreign governments. The prime suspect is Richard "Baby Rex" Rexford of Rexford.com, where Ani lands a programming job by playing the part of an opportunistic cyber pirate. Her mission is to hack into Richard's home laptop and locate incriminating evidence. What she doesn't bargain for is falling in love with this possible traitor. ...a fast-paced romantic romp as the spy games escalate into erotic games, testing Ani's faith in her ability to separate business from pleasure. Swift's brisk narrative offers an unusual blend of romantic suspense and cyber crime. (Feb.) 
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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In KU and discounted to 99 cents from 9/8-14:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9ZPF85

Contemporary romantic suspense. Tough, clever and beautiful, biracial detective Liza Bowman struggles with a San Francisco kidnapping case until she finds the victim’s secret sex diary, which reveals that the young female vic went to a bar dressed in scanty, red leather and read The Story of O. She hasn’t been seen since.

Liza recklessly imitates the vic’s last known location and activities and falls into the hands of James Li, the most notorious whoremaster in the city. Wealthy and handsome, James has already crossed paths with Liza—when she dared to arrest him.

In James’ view, reading a famous bondage novel in public is a blatant come-on, and he’s eager and ready to give his nemesis what she wants.

What readers have thought about earlier editions:

Five stars... Took me by surprise but was a good read. 
Lots of sexual content but intriguing.
Sussan, Goodreads

Five stars
Vivien Glenver, Goodreads
Jessica Osegueda, Goodreads
Iben, Goodreads


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Discounted to 99 cents from 9/12-18 and in KU is my hockey romance:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9DY69F

How far would you go to win your lifelong dream?

When filmmaker Zoë Whipple agrees to shoot a documentary about a hockey team’s season, she doesn’t sign on for scandal, crime and murder. But she discovers that players, rabid to win the championship, don’t let morality or the law stand in the way of their ambitions.

When a rookie dies from cardiac arrest, Zoë is saddened but not suspicious until another player, in the grip of ’roid rage, goes berserk on the ice and ends up in the hospital. Digging into the mess reveals illegal painkillers and steroid abuse among most of the team. Zoë, whose reputation for honest filmmaking is at stake, threatens to expose the scandals.

Is her new lover, team captain “Crash” Crasseau, responsible for the harassment and vandalism meant to scare her into silence? When Crasseau’s ex-wife is murdered, and Zoë’s daughter is threatened, Zoë must choose between her career ambitions and her child’s safety.

What others have said about a previous edition:

Five stars! I genuinely enjoyed this book.
--John W. Cobb, Amazon reader


Whether you are a fan of sports or not, I have no doubt you will enjoy this romance.
--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

~*~

In KU and discounted to 99 cents from 9/22-28:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PXWSZGV


The cruise from hell…

Gen X meets Agatha Christie on the high seas of the Bermuda Triangle when Sherry Case, gofer for the battling bigwigs in the family-owned firm Genesplice, arranges for a team-building cruise aboard the yacht Swashbuckler. However, the mismatched group of passengers feuds even before the yacht has left the harbor.

A rogue wave, faltering navigational instruments and a trio of sharks continue to challenge Sherry and her new lover, the yacht's Captain Freeman. But Free and Sherry aren't fazed until a passenger turns up dead in her locked cabin. The vicious murder throws the ship, its crew and passengers into panic. Who could the killer be? Suspects and motives abound. 

Ordinary twenty-somethings thrown into an extraordinary situation, Sherry and Free must solve the mystery, defeat the myriad dangers of the triangle, and reach land before the villain can kill them. 


“Fans will enjoy this fine at-sea thriller.”
--Harriet Klausner

“Recommended as a fun read… Enjoy. I sure did.”
--Anne K. Edwards



HAPPY READING!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Celebrate the Bad Boy's Birthday! PERILOUS PLAY on sale Aug 16-20! (#Bestseller #KU #99cents #free #BDSM @suzdemello)


I'm always looking for excuses to put a book on sale, and some of those reasons get pretty creative. 

Perilous Play, a memoir of my experiences in BDSM, has at its heart my first D/s relationship, with someone I've dubbed "Trapper Hart"--obviously not his real name. But August is his real birth month--blessedly, I've forgotten if the date is the 17th or the 19th. I'm happy about that. He was one of those vile creeps that carve scars into one's psyche. The less I remember, the healthier I am.

Perilous Play has become pretty popular--when I promote it, it leaps to the top of the Amazon bestseller list in "Sexual Addiction." Pretty much where it belongs. I'd define "sub frenzy," a phenomenon you can read about in Perilous Play, as sexual addiction. 

As well as chronicling my affair with Trapper, I discuss a variety of kinks and kinkdom, including Doms and subs (of course), switching, polyamory, roles and role playing, and the various and interesting ways people self-identify--my favorite being "gender playful."

So--Perilous Play is in Kindle Unlimited, where KU members can read it anytime for free. But for everyone else, I'm discounting it from $4.99 to 99 cents from August 16-20. It's a good read, so enjoy--and learn a lot.



Here's the 4-1-1:

Want to know the real deal about kink and BDSM?

You won't find it in BS like "Daddy's Little Milch Cow" or The Fifty Shades books.


But you'll find it in Perilous Play, Suz deMello's memoir.

Want to read the real Fifty Shades? 

HERE IT IS

Readers said:


"Five stars! BDSM viewed from the inside out."


"Five+ smashing stars! I wish more people knew about this book."


"Five stars! A candid and page-turning account."


FIND IT ONLY ON AMAZON



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

ANTHOLOGY AUGUST: Enjoy Romance collections and anthos by Suz deMello for free or on sale! (@SuzdeMello #romance #KU #Free #anthologies #short storeis)



This month I'm celebrating anthologies and collections by putting all of mine into KU and discounting one as well!





In KU and on sale for 99 cents 8/26-31!


But what's it about, you ask?


A Fortune to Win: A Romance Miniseries

Drug addicts Harvey, Lord Darlingside, and his supermodel wife, Mara, died by drowning in the Trevi Fountain while on a heroin binge. In a previous rare moment of sobriety, Harvey created a trust for their three children with a peculiar stipulation designed to ensure none would go his way: each must demonstrate maturity by making a substantial non-monetary contribution to others.

A Fortune To Win is the story of the Darlingside heirs' journey to love and their legacies.

Alice's Sheikh


Genre: contemporary romance
Setting: an island in the Red Sea

A virginal English noblewoman finds herself under
the complete control of an autocratic sheikh—
an unexpectedly sexy one 
who will do whatever he must to have her.
(includes light bondage)


Saving Sophia
Genre: contemporary romantic suspense
Setting: London, UK

“It doesn’t matter” is cynical Sophie Fortune’s motto.
Then her best friend is killed and Sophie herself is attacked.

Can Detective Inspector Nick Wendell 
keep her safe and heal her heart?


Peter's Story
Genre: contemporary romance
Setting: London, UK

Peter Fortune, Earl Darlingside, awakens beside a corpse. Accused of homicide, he must change his dissolute ways or face life in prison. Barrister Roxanne Fox, called Foxy Roxy, is charged with his defense. Will desire derail Peter’s case?

BONUS PREQUEL

The Cowboy, His Countess,
and Her Companion
Genre: historical erotic romance
Setting: England, 1870

The Honorable Amelia Haddon must marry, or lose the income that supports her and her "companion." 
 Averse to men, she is desperate until 
an American cowboy proves to be her unlikely rescuer.

But will judgmental society
drag this happy trio apart?
(f/f; ménage sex)

What Amazon readers thought:

"Entertaining!"

"Light and fast-paced..."

~*~

BUY IT ONLY ON AMAZON

~*~


In KU this month are two of Suz's sexiest anthologies chock-full of the romantic, steamy fun and games you've come to expect from this sizzling storyteller:





Available only on Amazon!

Six sizzling short stories by award-winning, best-selling author Suz deMello, including contemporary, multicultural, New Adult, historical, paranormal, shapeshifter, medieval Scottish, 
vampire, and power exchange. 

What readers have said about these stories: 

Five stars! Sizzling hot! 

--Kathy Heare Watts, Goodreads reviewer 


hot and steamy! 

--Tina Williams, Goodreads 


Five Stars! sizzling hot. 

--Redrabbitt on Amazon.com 






Free with KU!
Buy it only on Amazon

With something for every reader: vampire, romantic suspense, BDSM, contemporary, witch, futuristic, holiday, kink...


HAPPY READING!







Sunday, July 28, 2019

IS DAENERYS REALLY DEAD? And a sale on the tale of another queen (#GoT #KU #FreeWithKU #futuristicromance)

Now that the gnashing of teeth and general dissatisfaction with the final season of Game of Thrones has passed, perhaps we can look back at it with a little more objectivity.



Yes, I also found much to complain about. It would have been really cool for Jaime to offer his sword immediately to Bran upon seeing him in the courtyard of Winterfell, and entirely in keeping with chivalrous traditions plus Jaime's changed character. It's inexplicable that the dragons did not harass the Night King's army on its way to Winterfell; quick, unexpected passes over that army with spurts of dragonfire would have done a great deal to thin their ranks. Euron's ambush of the fleet was ridiculous. Of what use is the three eyed raven if he can't do recon? And Daenerys allowing her dragon to be shot at repeatedly and dying is likewise inexplicable.

I could go on and on, but I want to get to the point of this blog.

Is Daenerys really dead?

I say no. Emphatically, no.

First, looking at the situation for a purely mercenary (realistic) point of view, this show has been too successful for HBO and its creators to let it die.

Secondly, and within the world-building of GoT, there's precedent. Melisandre, the Red Priestess of the "Lord of Light," brought Jon Snow, a Targaryen, back to life; being a true dragon, his fire within apparently was difficult to quench. He, like Daenerys, had taken a knife in the heart.

I'm not alone in this belief:


This article is a little more convoluted than my simpler explanation, going into detail about where Drogon had taken Daenerys' body--he was seen flying toward the east. The belief in R'hllor, the so called "Lord of Light" or the fire god originated in Essos, the continent to the east of Westeros. Probably a lot of Red Witch priestesses there to bring Daenerys back to life!



All this is preamble to blogging about a sale of my speculative romance, Queen of Shadow.

How is this related, you ask? Well, there aren't any resurrections in QoS, but there's a shapeshifting dragon, plenty of action-adventure, and an otherworldly flavor, sort of old-timey, like GoT.


The story posits a terraformed planet 30,000 years into the future on which three societies have evolved. One is modeled on medieval Vikings, one on Georgian England, and one on ancient Egypt, but it's the most technologically advanced.

There's a murder mystery, cloning...and a lot of very hot sex.

And it's in KU, so it can be read for free! 

Here's what it's about:

Janus is a planet which lacks both tilt and spin, and its Shadowlands are the pewter band of dusk dividing the violently hot Lightside of the planet from its Darkside, imprisoned by eternal night. Because of the peculiar conformation of the planet, birthrates are low and indiscriminate mating encouraged.

Audryn, Queen of Shadow has reached that time in her life when she must choose a King to rule with her or fail to bear an heir, casting not only her realm but all of Janus into chaos. Despite her duty, she is reluctant to share power, even a bit distrustful. Janus’ nobles vie for Audryn’s hand. Although she enjoys trysting with all her suitors, none seize her heart.

Then Storne, the warrior Prince of Darkness, arrives to claim her as his bride.

Will his masterful ways allure or repel the willful Queen?

A lot of people liked this book:


"sexual elements that can set your eyebrows on fire..."
--Mrs. Giggles

"thrilling...Spicy, erotic sex scenes so hot they singed the pages...exceptional  erotic fantasy."
--Coffee Time Romance

"excellent... The plot line unfolded perfectly leading us into...dangerous political intrigue...will keep you glued to the pages... Another winner!"
--Sensual eCataromance

"an ingenious plot...the story blazes..."
--The Romance Studio

 "The Planet Janus all but leapt off the pages and into my imagination...Suz deMello has done a wonderful job...an extremely satisfying read." 
--ParaNormalRomance.org 

"An extreme amount of very hot sexual activity...
I enjoyed it immensely... Queen of Shadows fulfilled my every desire."
--Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews



And if you like it, please leave a review! 

Happy reading!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Get TWISTED by AJ Adams (#KU #99cents #romanticsuspense)


Twisted
By AJ Adams
Release day 11th July 2019
Amazon only, KU

Persia York has the face of an angel and a reputation that’s pure gutter but she will do anything for her family. Forced into debt-slavery to save her brother, things aren’t what they seem. No matter how hard she works, Persia can’t free herself. Worse, she publicly disses Jorge Santos, the leader of the Zeta cartel, and is catapulted into a turf war. Abducted and a helpless captive of the deadly drug lord, Persia decides she’s had enough. It’s time to fight back.

Dangerous, devious Jorge Santos doesn’t take shit from anyone. When a meeting with a rival turns ugly, Jorge goes to war. Determined on destruction, his first step is to abduct his enemy’s most prized possession, the beautiful but mouthy Persia York. But Jorge soon learns his victim is not as easy to break as he thought and to his shock, he falls for his adversary’s woman. As the war heats up, the cartel boss is forced to make decisions that may cost him his life – and his love.

A ruthless man on a quest to win no matter what it takes.
A woman intent on holding her own, even if it destroys her.

Twisted is a compelling tale of vengeance, murder, cartel violence and finding love in the darkest of times.

Warning: This bad boy dark romance contains explicit scenes of dubious consent and graphic violence.

Pre-order at 99C, regular price $3.99 






Again, thank you for all your support. I couldn't do this without you. 🥰