This and That


I feel very torn down the middle on a subject that you would think has been, for lack of a better term, stamped “done” and put on a shelf where we don’t have to worry about it ever again.

What am I talking about?


Yes, the big ugly C word and not any other derogatory C words that might pop into your head. Tsk, tsk.

When I read an article this morning and actually saw this statement:

“I believe putting books in Erotica is a result of the FOSTA-SESTA (Anti Sex Trafficking) bill, which recently passed. This bill has hidden items in it like censoring “adult products” which seems to include erotic romance novels.”

Why is this alarming?

Well, first of all, an author who doesn’t categorize her book as erotica, but clearly has it labeled has a contemporary romance in all of their pre-marketing campaigns, but then by a powerhouse, like say Amazon, on release day categorizes it as erotica, that now means reviews can be removed and the authors rank is stripped.

Why does this matter?

Best selling titles sell books. When you, as a buyer, see the #1 status by a name, it makes you look. It makes you want to buy a #1 bestseller vs. a book that only has three reviews. Also, the censor part of the bill now means no promotion on the book site because it is now classified as erotica. Once again, a choice the author didn’t make ahead of time. There is a difference between an author choosing to write erotica and an author who doesn’t. Is the cover too racy? Is the blurb too steamy? What is it that will now move an author’s novel into the erotic classification when, if you read the book, doesn’t even come close to that column.

So, this is alarming part #1.

Alarming part #2 of this thought process, is where I’m torn; the adults only/censorship part of this bill. I thought we were long past the days of burning books, denying people what they could and couldn’t read in this country, um…hello this country just produced a movie trilogy about Mr. Gray and his weird kinks which all started with books that years ago would have only been found perhaps in the back of a bookstore, bottom shelf, wrapped in brown paper.

I’m thrilled to be at point where I can buy what I want to read and read it in whatever format I want to read it in. Print, ebook, audible; all choices are amazing and I commend the publication world for making all of the choices available for every reader.

Where I understand that pornography is easily accessible from any device, I firmly believe that a child is more likely to click on a site and watch it vs. picking up their mommies kindle, start flipping through a book and begin reading it. However, isn’t that the choice of the parent to decide on how to monitor their child’s activity? Isn’t that why there are child protection locks, parental monitoring devices, etc…I don’t condone a child getting ahold of such information, but I also am not here to parent the world, just my own children and that is exhausting enough. When they were little, we had rules, set times, firewalls up the ying yang and most importantly they didn’t have their own smartphones until they older.

Those were our rules, they worked for us and hey, I love my kids. So far they aren’t serial killers and they are still alive so win-win.

I’m know making a lot of assumptions, but I’m also trying to make a point. I believe congress made a lot of assumptions when they included censorship in this bill. I can’t believe we’ve stepped back in time to a place that condones this sort of behavior.

I’m all for ending human trafficking, don’t get me wrong on that, but I seriously don’t make the connection on reading and people being sold into slavery? Perhaps if the world spent less time on evil deeds and more time reading this would be a happier place. It’s a thought.

In conclusion, I suppose sometimes I live under a rock, or more like in the pages of a really good book instead of living in the dredges of the real world. This bill may have been in place for quite some time or it may have come out last week, I admit to not knowing, but if you are like me and didn’t know as well and were wondering why you couldn’t find some fabulous erotic books….then you are now in the know and can feel all the feels right along with me. You’re welcome.

~Kay Daniels
Keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming!

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A Stoker Win With a Blake Assist

Rescuing Sadie; A Delta Force Heroes/Masters and Mercenaries Crossover (Series)
by Susan Stoker/Intro by Lexi Blake (Authors)

This review is from: March 28, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Sadie Jennings is the niece of Sean and Grace Taggart from Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. Sadie is used to domineering men and the strong women who fearlessly love those men. Sadie works for her uncles at McKay-Taggart and has no trouble putting many overbearing Doms in their place back in Dallas, but the moment she literally runs into Chase Jackson she isn’t herself. The confident woman she once was doesn’t know how to act around him. He unnerves her. Not in a bad way, but in a way that makes her yearn. Her life is back in Dallas, and once they catch the crazy psycho who is after her, she has no right to want a man who is settled and comfortable in San Antonio. So why can’t she stop her feelings from evolving for the sexy Captain?

Chase Jackson knew the moment he met Sadie that she was his. He couldn’t begin to understand how he knew, he just did. The thought of her in danger unsettled him every moment of the day and he wouldn’t rest until Jonathan was caught or killed. The man had tried to kidnap and rape Sadie once, and Chase would do everything in his power to make sure that she was never harmed again. With the help of the Deltas at his back and McKay-Taggart if needed, Chase knew he basically had an army at his disposal, then once danger was officially out of the way he could make Sadie his forever.

Rescuing Sadie was everything I’d hoped for. Susan Stoker merged the two worlds of Delta Teams and Masters and Mercs together beautifully. For anyone who is a fan of either series you will find a reason to enjoy this novella.

Sweet, precocious Annie is back from the Delta Force novels and her insight into love and relationships is amazing. And someone correct me, but is Annie just a pint size Ian Taggart? It’s no wonder I love her because Ian is my favorite giant man-child in Masters and Mercs.

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New Release – Getaway Girl

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Bailey comes a new contemporary romance about an unlikely getaway driver and a jilted groom.

GETAWAY GIRL is available NOW!

This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…
After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing…

Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.

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“Well…” I stop to clear the rasp from my voice. “If there’s no picture of us together, we should take one.”

“Good idea.” He crooks his finger at me, unwittingly sealing his fate. “Come here.”

I put my jacket on downstairs when I thought we were leaving, but I take it off now, simply letting it fall. “I want you in the mayor’s chair.”

His eyes stray to my pooled jacket, then tick to mine. “You what?”

“In the picture. I want you sitting in the chair.”

“Oh. Right.” He slides out the brown leather, high-back executive chair and drops into it. “What about you?”

My bravery slips. Whose wouldn’t? This powerful, gorgeous man sits before me, outlined by the city he’s been elected to run. His thighs are thicker than my waist, his sleeves caught up around his elbows. A strong man. A man of conviction who will not be seduced unless he really wants to be.

Or is driven out of his mind and can’t resist.

Before I can second-guess myself, I move between his outstretched thighs and ease myself onto his lap. “Addison.”

I send him an innocent look over my shoulder. “Yes, Captain?”

His chest rises and falls. Once. Twice. “Take the picture.”

The fact that I’m playing with fire stops psyching me out…and begins to excite me. Maybe it’s the gravel in his tone…or the big fists that come to rest on the desk. No…it’s definitely the way he presses his nose to my hair and inhales. As if I’m not going to notice. But I do. I do and it makes me braver. Makes me throb between my legs.

“The picture, Addison.”

“Sorry.” I lean across the desk where I set my purse, taking my time digging through to find my cell before pulling it out, searching for the camera app. All the while, his muscles bunch beneath me, harder and harder…and that’s when I feel it. His erection lifts under my backside, so thick and glorious, I bite my lip to stop from crying out. I want to, though. I want to sob at the proof that he’s physically attracted to me and at least I have that much.

My hands are shaking as I lift the camera, my instincts screaming at me to grind down. Elijah’s breath is pelting the back of my neck. Other than that he’s completely still, though. But when I flip the camera around to selfie mode and get my first look at his face, there isn’t a jury on the planet that would rule him unaffected. His eyes are closed, nostrils flared, mouth open against my hair. “You’ve got five seconds,” he says. “Take it, or—”
“Or what?” Elijah stands up and takes me with him, my ass pressed to his lap, feet dangling off the ground. As if I weigh nothing more than a child. It only lasts for a couple mind-blowing seconds, though, before he settles me on the ground behind his desk. His heat begins to leave me and I sense my chance slipping away, so I twist around to face him. Still mere inches away from me, he pauses with his head tipped forward, hands flexing at his sides. “We could be more than friends.” After easing myself backwards onto the desk, I snag his necktie and tug him closer, guiding his hips between my open thighs. “Just for tonight.”

His laugh is more like a rough expulsion of air, the scent of bourbon hitting me. “That’s not how things work,” he says, his palms scraping up my thighs, twisting in the hem of my dress. “Goddammit, Addison. You’re not supposed to tempt me like this.”

Tempted. He’s tempted. My blood cells crash together. “I don’t always do what I’m supposed to,” I murmur, leaning up to bring our mouths close, a breath separating them. “If I wasn’t your friend, would you kiss me right now?”

His eyes fasten on my mouth, seeming darker than usual. Predatory. “You felt what you did to my cock, sugar. You know the answer to that.”

Author Bio 

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Cover Reveal – I Dare You

IDareYou-SBPRBANNER-CRWall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills brings you a brand-new heartfelt, sexy contemporary romance with I DARE YOU coming April 30th!


Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Travis S.


Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Bad Ass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

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Ilsa LogoWall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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Teaser/Excerpt – Defending Their Mate

Defending Their Mate from Kallista Dane.

Tharan Warrior Menage Book 6

Release Date: April 5, 2018

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ONE captive human

TWO battle-scarred alien warriors

THREE Gornian dragons

They won her heart –

Now they’re fighting for her life

Aliya’s fellow crew members from the Luna are all happily mated to hot Tharan twins. But Aartan, the sexy mature doctor who makes her heart race, doesn’t seem interested in her. What’s more, he’s shrouded in mystery. He doesn’t have a mate and no one will tell her what happened to his twin.

When she challenges him to kiss her and then swear he’s not attracted to her, Aliya unleashes the passionate warrior hidden beneath his cool façade. After one night of pleasure more intense than she’s ever known, he tells her they can never be together and sends her away.

But when Bophe, an old enemy from the past, kidnaps Aliya and threatens to have his Gornian dragons tear her limb from limb in the Arena of Tanis Major, she discovers she has not one, but two fierce Tharan warriors who will fight any foe in the Universe to the death to win her freedom.

A note from the author:

Defending Their Mate is a standalone romance in the Tharan Menage series featuring the Luna’s medical officer Aliya Rashadaman, raised by Himalayan mystics, and a pair of battle-scarred warriors with dark secrets in their past. They’re nothing like the heroes from my other books in the series. But I promise you’ll get an unexpected surprise HEA!


She reached up, caressed his cheek. “I’m sorry. Will you…will you make love to me, Aartan? Please? I’ve waited so long.”

The simple gesture shredded what remained of his resolve. He drew her hand to his mouth, kissed her palm. She sighed and molded her body to his.

Aartan stroked her body, tracing her curves. Gods, she was beautiful! He’d pictured her naked over and over ever since they first met but seeing her, touching her, was far more arousing than any dream. Smooth bronze skin. Lush full breasts, their deep red nipples standing out in tight peaks.

He dipped his head, ran his tongue around one, then drew it into his mouth. Aliya gasped and arched her back. He licked her nipple, then raked his teeth lightly across it. She grabbed his head, ran her fingernails over his scalp. He fastened his mouth over the nipple, sucking hard, and she let out a muffled cry.

He moved his head lower, trailing kisses down her stomach, heading for the alluring patch of dark curls holding the scent of her arousal.

He lifted his head, met her eyes. “I have hungered to taste you since the day we met,” he confessed.

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USA Today Bestselling author Kallista Dane’s steamy romances have hit #1 in Amazon’s Sci-Fi and Western Erotica as well as making the bestselling lists in Sci-Fi Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and BDSM.

She combines eroticism with adventure and intrigue, weaving tale of strong, independent women tangling with the hot Alpha and Omega males who appear in their lives when they expect it least but need them the most.

Kallista loves gardening, chocolate, traveling, chocolate, scuba diving… and did we mention chocolate? She likes to say she’s a little like Goldilocks – she’s lived in northern Michigan, where it is way too cold and the Florida Keys, but that was way too hot. Now she makes her home in North Carolina where it’s (usually) just right!

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New Release – Come A Little Closer

Join New York Times Bestselling Author Kim Karr on another emotional journey in Come A Little Closer – NOW AVAILABLE!! FREE with #KindleUnlimited

What happens when bad meets good? Get ready to find out. Only this time the bad isn’t who you think it is. It was a one-night stand, until she forced him to change the rules.

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I haven’t always been this bad…

Up until recently, I was the kind of girl who wore white cotton panties and bent at the knees rather than the waist.

Pomp and circumstance changed all that.

Jaxson Cassidy was my first taste of bad, and I liked it more than I should have. Just not in the way I was meant to. I couldn’t help myself though. I found him irresistible. That sexy grin, those skilled fingers, and that dirty, dirty mouth were a lethal combination.

I wasn’t supposed to want him. I wasn’t supposed to let him put his hands on me. I wasn’t supposed to do a lot of things…but I did.

He wants to keep me close.
I should push him away.

He says he can help me.
I’m not so sure.

For some reason, he thinks there’s good left in me.
What if he’s wrong?

Everyone knows a good boy can’t turn a bad girl around.
Everyone knows it’s always the other way.
Everyone…except him.

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Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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Update 4/1/18

Due to various unfortunate circumstances concerning the release of CALC, Kim Karr decided the cover needed a new look.


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He’s Bad At Love!

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