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18 Aug

Two of my “rebooted” romantic suspense novels can still be downloaded for free or almost free, but they will soon be back up to their original list prices.


      After nine years on the run, Barbara Johnson believed she was finally safe. Safe with her little boy, in a new city, with a new name. Safe from the abusive man they had escaped and from the wealthy family with the power to take her child.

Then a savage twist of fate exposes her location. And now those wanting to see her suffer and steal her child are coming, with every trick of the law and every weapon of terror.

Determined to stand her ground, Barbara is swept off her feet by a handsome stranger who saves her from a mugger. The timing couldn’t be worse for falling in love, but Kyle Trent is simply too perfect to push away, and she desperately needs someone in her life who makes her feel desirable again.

As the nightmares of Barbara’s past converge with the burning passion in the present, new secrets arise to remind her no one can be trusted.

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    As Ellery Winters watches her mother’s casket being lowered into the ground, a stranger tells her murder may have been the true cause of death and that the vice presidential hopeful, Abraham Lincoln Jones, could have been involved. In order to uncover the truth, Ellery agrees to go under cover as Jones’ assistant.

Two decades ago, Luke Madigan witnessed a whore gruesomely mutilating her client and has had nightmares of the event ever since. For several years the psychotic hooker, known as “The Eye Doctor”, left a trail of victims, but not enough clues to find her. When she strikes again, Luke determines to put an end to his nightmares, even if it means walking right into the Doctor’s waiting room.

Though they don’t yet realize it, Ellery and Luke have a common goal. Their coming together is fueled by lies and distrust, but seduction and lust ignite a passion that will not be denied despite the deadly danger closing in on them.

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Full prologues and first chapters of all four of the “Lust & Lies” books can be found on my site:

Wishing you all Passionate Reads,

Marilyn Campbell; fb: authormarilyncampbell; tw: marilyncampbel3

Guest Blogger, USA Today Bestselling Author, MARSHA CANHAM!

4 Jun

Hello Passionate Readers!

Joining us to today is USA Today Best-Selling Author, Marsha Canham! 

We are thrilled to have her here and here’s what she has to say about her writing career and about her latest releases…

PR (Shannon Emmel): Welcome to Passionate Reads, Marsha!  Thanks for taking the time to blog with us!

Marsha: Thank you so much for inviting me.  Although I think I sort of invited myself after exchanging Tweets with you one day. 🙂

Shannon (PR): We go back a while and one of the things I love about you, besides your books of course,  is your irreverence.  You have a lust for life that is amazing. You always seem to enjoy yourself and never take yourself too seriously….

Marsha: I tried taking myself seriously once, but it didn’t work out. I see you found a picture of the Norma Desmonds. These ladies are all Loopies…friends who were under contract with Dell more than fifteen years ago and joined an email loop.

We’ve stuck together through thick and thin and celebrated our victories, commiserated with our losses, and simultaneously kicked things while sharing frustrations. In case the faces are not familiar in vamp mode, that would be Julia London, Connie Brockway, moi, Sherri Erwin Browning, Jacquie D’Alessandro, and in the front, the queen herself, Virginia Henley. Missing from the vamp squad are Julie Ortolon and Jill Gregory, neither of whom attended the conference that year, and I’m sure that was the *only* reason they didn’t do the Norma with us.

Shannon (PR): LOL Of course …I’m sure  that’s the only reason 🙂

I’ve been a fan for years, but please, tell our readers a bit about YOU…

Marsha: Hmmm. Where to start for a *bit*? Continue reading

Sizzling Summer Contest: The Winners

20 Jul

Can you believe it’s here? The Ultimate Grand Supreme winners! (Okay, so maybe I watch too many episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras. So sue me.) Remember, these winners were chosen via a random lottery not on how many points each participant collected over the time. So, without further ado, let’s get to the winners, shall we?

The winners of a $10 Amazon Gift Card are:

Robin D and Judy Cox

The winner of a $25 Amazon Gift Card is:

acm05 (Anne)

The winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card is:

angel Graham

And the winner of a Kindle and $20 Amazon gift card is:


Congratulations to all of our winners! Please, if your name is here, send an email to passionatereads (at) gmail (dot) com with “WINNER” in your subject line.

And thank you to everyone who participated. It was so much fun, we all had a great time. And we appreciate you, the readers, for hanging out with us every day.

And as a special treat, NY Times Best Selling author Heather Graham is going to be here on Saturday, July 23rd. Make sure to stop back by and see what she has to say!

Your crew at Passionate Reads

Sizzling Summer Contest: Final Day

19 Jul

It’s our last day here at the contest. And in all technicality, there are no featured authors today. But this is your last chance to catch up if you missed a few days on the scavenger hunt. All emails with your answers must be received by noon today, Eastern time, in order to be counted.

And of course, we have our last daily contest winner. The lucky poster who will be  given Eve Cassidy’s Old School is…


Congratulations! Eve will be in contact shortly with your prize.

Remember, head over HERE if you need one last reminder of the prizes that are up for grabs. Come back tomorrow when we announce the winners!

Sizzling Summer Contest: Eve

18 Jul

It’s our last day, can you believe it? I can’t. You guys have all been wonderful, and I know you’re anxious to find out about the last day’s icon hunt. Our last featured author is Eve Cassidy, whose blog can be found HERE. You’ll be looking for the Sizzling Summer icon and learning one thing about Eve on the page where the icon is. When you find them, mail both that and the location of the icon to passionatereads (at) gmail (dot) com. {Replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .}

And for an extra treat, Eve will be giving away a copy of her book, Old School, to one commenter in this blog post. (Contest ends 11:59pm eastern)

Remember, all your emails must be turned in by Tuesday, July 19th at noon eastern time. Did you miss a day? That’s okay, go back through, find the day, and complete the icon hunt. No points deducted for tardiness here!

And of course, the winners from yesterday’s drawing for their choice of KJ’s backlist. The winner is…


Hey, nice going! I’ll be in touch with you soon for your prize!

Now, what are you all waiting around here for? Come on, get to searching! It’s the last day! Check tomorrow if you’re a winner for Eve’s book. And remember, come back on July 20th to see the winners of the big prizes!

Your hostesses,

Kaily & KJ

Sizzling Summer Contest: KJ

17 Jul

So close to the finish everyone! Keep going! Today’s author is, well…me. KJ. So, if you are ready to go take a peek, head over to my website HERE. Be on the lookout for the official contest icon, and when you find it, email the weblink, along with one fact you learned about me on that page, to passionatereads (at) gmail (dot) com. {Replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .} Need help remembering the contest rules? Our official contest rule page is here!

And while you’re there, take a quick peek at my current books out. I’ll give one lucky commenter in this blog post their choice of my backlist. Let me know if you see something that catches your eye and you might win! (Contest ends 11:59pm Eastern.)

One more author, y’all. Tomorrow is the last day to score points. All emails must be received by noon on Tuesday, July 19th. That’s Noon Eastern time. So do your best to keep going, and rack up those points. Every point gets you that closer to a Kindle!

And to round out today’s post, the winner of their choice of Charlotte’s backlist is…


Lucky you! Charlotte will be in contact soon to talk about your prize. Congrats!

See you all here tomorrow, same time, same place!

KJ & Kaily

Sizzling Summer Contest: Charlotte

16 Jul

We are coming closer to the end of our contest. Is everyone doing okay? Finding all those icons? Good! From our end, it looks like everybody’s doing wonderful. So, our very own Charlotte is up today. You can find her blog HERE. And just a reminder, you will be looking for the contest icon, and emailing the webpage that you find it on, along with one fact you learned about Charlotte to our email address: passionatereads (at) gmail (dot) com. {Replace (at) with @ and (d0t) with .}

And the sweetie that she is, Charlotte will be handing out one book to a commenter in this blog post. Your choice of her backlist. Make sure to take a peek while you’re sniffing around for the icon and see what appeals, let her know in the comments and you could win your wish!

Oh, we also have a winner to choose, don’t we? Well let’s just play our version of the Price Is Right and come on down…


You’ve won your choice of Cat Grant’s backlist! She’ll be with you very shortly to double check your choice. Congratulations! I know it’s not a new car. But it’s better…tax free!

Check back tomorrow for another featured author. We’re almost to the end, don’t give up now! There’s a Kindle on the line!

Your lovely hosts,

Kaily and KJ

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