Rock’s Top 10 Favorite Work Out Songs

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RELEASE is a dark, erotic motorcycle romance and the second book in the Jericho Brotherhood series available October 17, everywhere digital books are sold. When Rock gets a second chance with Avery, he is all in, but as the danger in the MC increases, he doesn’t know if he can keep her safe or if Avery will gamble everything on the Brotherhood.

In RELEASE, Miguel “Rock” Juarez likes to pump iron. Avery, his woman, likes his cut biceps and wide chest most of all, but he loves the pain of the workout. Below is Rock’s favorite thirty minutes of workout music.


Ain’t Nobody Going to Tell Me How to Live, Monster Truck


Love Me Till It Hurts, Papa Roach


Duality, Slipnot


Jekyll & Hyde, Five Finger Death Punch


Bodies, Drowning Pool


Hail to the King, Avenged Sevenfold


Down with the Sickness, Disturbed


Enjoy the playlist!

1016_9781460397480_release_webRELEASE: A DARK, EROTIC MOTORCYCLE CLUB ROMANCE by Jade Chandler

Jericho Brotherhood, book two

Pain is my addiction and tattoos are my art.

In the Jericho Brotherhood MC, I’m the man to get the job done. That’s why they call me Rock.

From the first dance, I knew Avery Winston wasn’t a fast f*ck. One taste will never be enough when it comes to her. I crave her sweet skin and sassy mouth.

I screwed up and she sent me packing. With my second chance, I’ll do anything to keep her by my side.

But that ain’t easy. She doesn’t trust my MC, and they are my life. And there’s too much happening right now to show her what being an old lady means. Brothers fighting and escalating violence has me on the edge.

Then Avery’s family situation turns crazy. When chaos breaks out from all sides, I don’t know if I can protect the one I love.

Book two of The Jericho Brotherhood

This book is approximately 94,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! Find out more at

Jade Chandler lives in Kansas City with her children and animals in less than organized chaos. From an early age, bad boys piqued her interest as much as the strong women who could meet them dare for dare. A romance addict, she turned to writing when her own stories refused to stay in her head. Visit her at, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The Post-Apocalyptic World

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By N.J. Walters, author of EMBRACING SILENCE

We see it in books and movies all the time. The world and its inhabitants have been ravaged by disease, global warming, nuclear explosions, war, or aliens—take your pick—and a handful of people remain to pick up the pieces. What makes these types of books and films popular?

Personally, I think we are drawn to such books and movies because we see humanity stripped bare. We peel back the layers of civilization and reveal who we truly are deep down inside. We see the best and the worst of people in a crisis. Some will rise to the occasion and become more than they ever dreamed they could be—heroes, leaders, freedom fighters. While others will profit from the misery of others, stealing, destroying and hording all the goods and services people need to survive. That’s human nature.

The darkness of this kind of world drew me in, but it was hope that kept my fingers tapping away at the keyboard.

Here are a few of my favorite post-apocalyptic movies.

The Book of Eli


Terminator Salvation


Resident Evil

What’s your favorite post-apocalyptic movie?




Project Alpha, book one

In the erotic first installment of the Project Alpha trilogy, a violent wasteland becomes the backdrop for two assassins who arouse in each other much more than fear and suspicion

Earth 2133

The hunter becomes the hunted

Tienan is Alpha One, created by the privileged few who live shielded from a lawless land. He’s been honed into the perfect involuntary weapon—vengeful, adaptable and ruthless. Finally free of the evil organization that created him, he’s on the run with one option to survive outside the Gate: avoid recapture, even if that means killing again. But the sexy little stalker following him is too delicious to take out.

The captive becomes the captor

Silence is a tracker with the Resistance, a rebel force amassed to end the reign of terror. For Silence to trust Tienan is a risk, but to resist his brutal prowess is impossible.

Enemies become lovers

As raw sexual need takes over, alliances will shift and treachery could become as potent—and as lethal—as desire.


Previously published, newly revised by author

This book is approximately 44,000 words



N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

A Geek Girl Gets Her Wings – 5 Things I’ll Miss the Most

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By Julie Anne Lindsey, author of A GEEK GIRL’S GUIDE TO JUSTICE

As my Geek Girl Mysteries series comes to an end, I find myself looking back at how far my adorably awkward heroine, Mia Connors, has come, and feeling more than a little nostalgic over her adventures. Wrapping up a series isn’t easy for me because it requires letting go. I’m not great at letting go. Ask the old cheerleading uniforms I keep in my garage. I keep them next to my elementary school report cards. Sadly, I can’t keep Mia in the garage. It’s time for her to get her wings, but these are the five things I will miss most:

  1. Twinning – Those rare and wonderful moments when Mia and her identical twin Bree are in harmony instead of wondering which of them was adopted.

Mia and Bree:

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  1. The chemistry she shares with Jake Archer, the handsome detective always trying to keep her off a killer’s radar

emily bett rickards (felicity smoak) / stephen amell (oliver jonas queen / green arrow):

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  1. Renaissance Faire adventures! Writing these books has made me a HUGE fan, and a regular at our local Faire. I love it!

Northern California Renaissance Faire! I saw her twice! She was so sweet even out of costume.:

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  1. Mia’s love of tech, especially gaming and her lack of desperation to find a man

Me (to Mass Effect-loving gamer-girl): So no, then? /:]:

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  1. Most of all, I will Mia’s strength of mind and will because Mia believes women can.

"Here is to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them." #strongwomen #inspiration #quotes:

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1016_9781459290501_ageekgirlsguidetojustice_webA GEEK GIRL’S GUIDE TO JUSTICE by Julie Anne Lindsey

Geek Girl Mysteries, book three

Mia Connors finally has this #adulting thing under control. She’s set to launch a massive project at work, her social calendar is filling up and, if you can believe it, she might finally get the guy. But when one of her grandparents’ close friends is discovered floating in the lake—D-E-A-D—all she’s after is justice. And there’s only one person who can make that happen.

Deputy US Marshal Jake Archer is working undercover when he gets the call about a murder in Horseshoe Falls. The vic may have been close with Mia’s family, but it doesn’t take long for Jake to discover that he had far more enemies than friends.

Horseshoe Falls is abuzz with news of the murder, and Mia’s determined to get to the bottom of things, despite Jake’s direct order to stand back. Jake didn’t open his heart to the possibility of a future with someone just to let her get herself killed. Now they have to contain the panic within Horseshoe Falls, apprehend the fugitive and figure out how to salvage their relationship—before Mia finds herself in the crosshairs.

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie lives in Ohio with her husband and three children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.

The Art of Romance

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By Amanda Weaver, author of A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL

Art figures prominently in A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL. Grace, the heroine, is a great lover of art, and champion of contemporary painters. By 1897, the year A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL takes place, European art was going through a transition. The stately historical scenes and flattering portraiture of the early part of the century had given way to Realism, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionists, and a whole host of artistic movements ushering in the new century.

The Pinterest board for A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL is full of paintings featured or discussed in the book, along with many more that would have appealed to Grace. I’ve picked five to share with you. Which is your favorite?


How about you? Are you an art lover like Grace? What’s your favorite era in art, and what’s your favorite painting?


For more art and inspiration from A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL, visit my Pinterest board!

0916_-9781459290662_areluctantbethrothal_webA RELUCTANT BETROTHAL by Amanda Weaver

The Grantham Girls, book three

From the seaside villas of France to the sumptuous drawing rooms of London’s Victorian aristocracy comes a tale of star-crossed lovers desperate to escape their irresistible—and terribly inconvenient—passion

When Grace Godwyn is introduced to her soon-to-be fiancé’s closest friend, she can hardly keep from fainting. The man whose angry gaze confronts her is none other than the handsome stranger who came to her aid in a dark French alleyway. The stranger with whom she’d shared a moment of reckless passion. And now, with a single word, he could destroy her one chance for security.

Julian St. John, Lord Knighton, owes his friend too much to allow him to fall into the clutches of a craven fortune hunter. He knows all he needs to know of Grace Godwyn: that she’s the orphaned and penniless daughter of a disgraced viscount; that her lips taste incomparably sweet. There is no way he is going to allow this marriage to take place.

Yet the more time Julian and Grace are forced to spend in each other’s company, the more irresistible their desire grows—and the more devastating the potential consequences.

Book three of the Grantham Girls series

This book is approximately 85,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! Find out more at


Amanda has loved romance since she read that very first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel at fifteen. After a long detour into a career as a costume designer in theatre, she’s found her way back to romance, this time as a writer.

A native Floridian, Amanda transplanted to New York City many years ago and now considers Brooklyn home, along with her husband, daughter, two cats, and nowhere near enough space.

Highlights from #CarinaBootCamp and a GIVEAWAY

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Earlier this month, all 10 Carina Press editors descended upon Harlequin’s Toronto office. For three very full days, we talked about our manuscript wish lists, ways to help our authors succeed and unique promotional opportunities. Oh, and pretty much ate nonstop. Check out some of the highlights!

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Comment on this blog post for your chance to win! Sweepstakes ends October 15, 2016, at 11:59PM ET. US/CAN only, excluding QC. Full rules HERE.