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Unnatural, Twisted, Wicked, Carnal, Part 2 – GIVEAWAY

8 Jul

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how those words had bubbled to the top of a brainstorming session over new titles for my Lust & Lies series of romantic (and erotic) suspense novels. But the next step–choosing the right image for each of the titles–wasn’t much easier. All four have now been uploaded with a Vengeance, as well as Unnatural Wicked Hunger, and I wanted to share the final packages with you.

To celebrate, the publisher (e-Publishing Works!) has offered to GIVE AWAY one of the books below, in the e-reader format of winner’s choice. All you need to do to be entered into the drawing is comment on this post with your selection, email address and either friend me on facebook or follow me on twitter (at end of post). Easy-peasy.


Holly Kaufman was one of a group of young coeds sexually violated by fraternity brothers playing a cruel game. With nowhere to turn, the girls formed a support group.

Two decades later, they are still meeting. Only now, revenge is the only item on the agenda. To see their abusers pay for what they did, Holly must feed information to a reporter without implicating the group, and David Wells is the best man for the job.

David smells a prize-winning story and Holly Kaufman looks like his best bet for unearthing the truth. Although seduction is his preferred tool for getting information from a woman, he’s unprepared for being the one seduced.

When the former frat boys start turning up dead and minus a certain organ, Holly wants out. Unfortunately she’s a prime suspect and her only hope of being proven innocent lies with the man who is reawakening her passion and cannot be trusted. 

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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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While Teri Carmichael is being hailed as one of New York’s most-promising new artists, her marriage to a compulsive gambler is wrecking her life. When her low-life of a husband refuses to give her a divorce, she thinks her life can’t get any worse.

Then the police find his brutally murdered corpse in an empty apartment.

Further complicating Teri’s life is her new photographer, Drew Marshall. He’s starting over from a disastrous downward spiral of his own, and nothing gives him as much hope as meeting Teri; despite the circumstances.

Together, their powerful chemistry could drive them to the happy ending they’ve always wanted, if it wasn’t for the web of evil being spun around them. A hardened NYC detective is convinced Teri killed her husband, and Selena, a young woman who loves Teri like a mother, is willing to kill to protect Teri from harm…in fact, she already has.

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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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Cover Love + MD Giveaway

13 May

Once upon a time in the strange land of Publishing, an author had little or no input into the cover design of her book. My worst experience was when another author was late completing her manuscript and mine was in early, so the Publisher simply switched our release dates. As this occurred in the days prior to computer-generated covers, there was no time to have artwork done for my novel, so they just used the one created for the other author’s book. It didn’t matter that nothing about that cover was relevant to my story. Apparently I was lucky they changed the back-cover blurb.

As the years went by and my sales numbers increased, I was permitted to make limited cover suggestions and, more often than not, I got something I was happy with. In fact, once, because I asked for a long-haired hunk on a motorcycle, they managed to get a Harley into the artist’s studio by standing it upright in the office building’s elevator. That effort more than made up for the earlier disappointment.  

Publishing has changed drastically since I was a newbie. An author doesn’t need to be a star to have cover input. I am thrilled to say that every cover Ellora’s Cave’s artists have created for my books has been outstanding and the newest is no exception. SERVING NICOLE is the first of a magickal, erotic romance series and the cover art is absolutely perfect for the story. (Release date to be announced.)

As a reader, what draws your eye on a cover? A clinch? Naked flesh? Storyline suggestion? Colors? Tone? Whether or not you are celebrating Mother’s Day, I have a gift for someone. One commenter will win his/her choice of one of my e-books featured here.

And now, in honor of Mother’s Day, here’s the link to the Mother’s Day (MILF’s) blog posted by my pal Shannon Emmel last year (I couldn’t compete with that one.) http://passionatereads.com/2011/05/08/the-%E2%80%9Cmutha%E2%80%9D-of-all-blogs%E2%80%A6-a-mother%E2%80%99s-day-m-i-l-f-smackdown/

Wishing you many Passionate Reads,

Marilyn Campbell

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“Who you callin’ a Ho?”

4 Dec


Ho! Ho! Hooooo!

There’s a BOOK GIVE AWAY included in today’s blog, so keep reading!



It’s that time again. The time when stockings are stuffed and men are hung.

Preferrably WELL hung and waiting by the fire after the kids are all asleep!

In the midst of all of the holiday hustle and bustle, I thought today would be a good time to remind everyone that it’s OKAY to take some time for yourself to unwind and endulge in the holiday spirit.

Hey! You! Step away from the liquor bottle! I said holiday spirit, not spirits!

Granted, between the general holiday stress, inlaws, outlaws and pepper spray as a means to knock out your competition for hot sale items, the holiday season can drive you to drink–

However, I’d like to offer a safer and more effective way to relieve holiday stress and anxiety.


It comes in a wide variety of options that can be enjoyed alone, or in public. 

( Seriously… even in public! If anyone notices the big smile on your face as you’re sitting in the food court for a quickie during your holiday shopping, they’ll chalk it up to the “holiday spirit”…or maybe holday spirits. either will work!)

Oh, stop with the shocked gasps! The kids won’t even notice if you’re slick about it and with all the new electronic gadgets to please and tease all ages, they’ll probably think you’re just checking your email, texting, gaming or listening to iTunes!

The truth is, everyone has time to slip in a quickie, even during the holidays, and like I said, sex is a GREAT way to relieve stress!

I’m talking about hot, steamy, unexpected knock your socks off kinda sex…  Continue reading

Help Me Help You Help Me

10 Sep

Yes I know I’m random but it will allllll makes sense I promise.  This week was my birthday — and yes I’m still milking it — and my gift to myself always involves books.

And I’m always looking for good suggestions, so if you Help Me (by suggesting something good), I can Help You (by giving you a $20 Amazon gift card), and you will Help Me (by guiding my shopping so I don’t spend my usual 3hrs to find 5 books).

To enter, leave a comment with a book suggestion and a random commenter will win a $20. I’m looking for a romance and I read pretty much anything except inspirational though I’m not super fond of historicals.  (The last three books to knock my socks off were a m/f contemp, a m/m/f menage and a m/m/m BDSM romantic suspense).

Contest ends today at 11:59pm, winner announced tomorrow.  So won’t you Help Me, Help You, Help Me?


Christmas In July

27 Jul

In the last month, I wrote a Quickie Christmas story for Ellora’s Cave. Yup, in July. I have to admit, while I do like the Christmas spirit, I had a rough time getting into the holiday mood when it’s 92 degrees outside and I’m taking Tot to the swimming pool. So I had to force it, and I listened to a LOT of Christmas music. To the point where I was humming it unconsciously, and Hubs would throw pillows at me. (Look. I’m no American Idol nominee…)

I don’t typically listen to music as I write. I’m more of a “total silence” author. But this time, it really worked for me. So first, I’m going to share my favorite Christmas carol video ever. The 12 Days of Christmas, as interpreted by Straight No Chaser, an a cappella group. This thing is just fantastic. You’ll love it.

And in the Christmas spirit of giving, I’m curious. What’s YOUR favorite Christmas carol? I’ll pick one random commenter and they will win a $15 iTunes gift card. (Ends at 11:59pm Eastern tonight, winner posted tomorrow.)

Go ahead. Let me know your favorite carol. And watch the video. You won’t regret it.


KJ Reed is an erotic romance author. She writes sexy contemporary stories featuring alpha men and the women (and men) who can’t resist them. You can find out more about KJ, get behind-the-scenes glances at her books, and catch up with her blog by visiting her site: authorkjreed.com

You’re giving away a present on your birthday?

19 Mar

Why yes I am. It’s my birthday and I can if I want to. The unfortunate thing about today is that I also happen to have the flu. Ugh. Thank you universe for that wonderful gift. So yes, this post is short on content, but I’m giving something away so you forgive me, right?

I hate being sick especially  on my birthday. Meh, I’ll live. Thirty six is not twenty one so there are no big celebratory events planned for this evening. No bar crawls for me, more like a hot bath with a good book, Thai takeout and an upteenth viewing of The Secretary. Exciting huh?

Like my fellow author Brandi, I’m also looking for good book suggestions. What better way to spend my birthday money? I read everything, but right now I have a craving for some good BDSM. Know of any? I’d also like to giveaway a $20 Amazon GC. All you have to do to enter is comment and leave me a book suggestion. That’s it. You have until midnight tonight. Be sure to leave me a valid email address so I have a way to contact you if you win. Thanks and good luck!

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