New Release: Take the Heat, a criminal romance anthology

I’m so excited to present Take the Heat, an anthology of dark, sexy stories of criminal romance. The line up of authors is all-star and the stories themselves are edgy, fresh, and hot as hell.

“Wicked, deadly, seductive…” – KT Book Reviews

The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.

In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark–who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.

New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted

Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all lovers of fked up and delicious. There is something here for everyone and its one of the best Anthologies I’ve had the pleasure of reading.” – Mistik Ink

“The darkness either lures you in slowly or captures your full attention right off the bat… I would recommend this to dark lovers who want to read short stories back to back.” – Amber’s Reading Room

“What an amazing collection of short stories that will shock and titillate. There was a nice mixture of dark and light erotica, some romance, unexpected twists… if you want that and a bit of an edge, I can’t recommend this highly enough. This is one of my Top Picks for 2014.” – Ms Romantic Reads

Read Take the Heat Now:
Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | All Romance

Writing on the Edge: Upcoming Chat with SavvyAuthors

Are you an author? Do you self publish dark or taboo fiction, or are you considering it in the future? If so, I’d love to invite you to my chat with Savvy Authors. Digicon is an online conference for indie and self publishing featuring workshops and chats for authors. I’m hosting the following event:

Writing on the Edge: Killers, Captivity, and Dubious Consent in Dark Romance
May 30, 2014 7:30 p.m. EST

Paranormal romance has explored anti-heroes and taboo themes for decades, and we’re finally getting the same freedom in contemporary romance. Self-published authors are pushing boundaries, and readers are responding by propelling them up the sales charts.

What do you need to know if you’re considering incorporating dark themes in your work? What are the considerations in terms of reader expectations and content warnings? What do Amazon and other distributors disallow?

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. She has been called a “true mistress of dark and twisted love stories.” (The Forbidden Bookshelf) Skye will draw on her self-publishing dark erotica and romance for the past two and a half years to arm you in publishing your own boundary-pushing books.

Please note: This chat will contain frank language of sexual and taboo subject matter.

You can see the full class listing here. I hope you’ll join me on Friday to chat!