“Coming” Attractions ~ Not to Be Missed ~ Hot Summer Nights Ahead!

Black & White-Seduction

Hot Summer Nights are made for Hot Summer Books.

First, a look back…

Recently, author Deborah Harkness published the incredible conclusion to the stunning All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, & The Book of Life). Earlier this summer, Sydney Jamesson released the epic finale of The Story of Usbringing what has also been called the “TouchStone Trilogy” full circle. These are always bittersweet moments for readers. We anticipate finales for months – sometimes years – but yet, as we read them, we also know we are saying goodbye to some incredible characters that have become like best friends, in a way. Great reads are made to be read over and over again – and inevitably, my favorite books (the print ones, anyway), are well-worn around the edges from long nights of reading and re-reading. All we can do is hope that our favorite authors continue to write and carry us along on new journeys with new treasured characters.  One of my very favorites, Sylvain Reynard, is working on The Florentine Series (Book 1, The Raven, releases in early 2015); and another, Sydney Jamesson, is rumored to be writing again, which will make thousands upon thousands of TouchStone fans delirious with anticipation.  So, as we look back, we can also look forward to new creations by the authors who ignite our senses and stir our souls.

Now a look ahead…

Another “finale” – of sorts – by another favorite indie author, A. J. Linn, is right around the corner…the clock is ticking down as I write this post.  It’s a prequel to the other two popular books in his Gentleman’s Series (A Gentleman’s Affair & A Gentleman’s Secret), and as such, A Gentleman’s Memoir is, in true A. J. style, sure to be hot and hilarious (a lot like its author, as a matter of fact!) Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, it’s never too late to catch up by reading the first two books in the series. Donovan Hart is an unforgettable book boyfriend who’s simply to sexy, snarky, and hilarious to resist. Take a peak, courtesy of The Gentleman’s Hub on Twitter (@GentlemansHub):

A quote from A Gentleman's Memoir by author A J Linn
Photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub
A photo and quote from a BDSM scene in A Gentleman's Memoir by author AJ Linn
Photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub
A sexy quote by Donovan Hart, protagonist in A Gentleman's Memoir by author AJ Linn
photo edit courtesy of @GentlemansHub

 Books 1 and 2 of The Gentleman’s Series are available in all formats here:

A Gentleman’s Affair:

AmazonUS (print version) ~ click on the cover…

AmazonUK  (print)
Smashwords (eBook – all formats for $3.99)
Barnes&Noble (Nook)

 A Gentleman’s Secret

AmazonUS – print version, simply one-click the cover:

eBooks available here…

Nook  (Barnes & Noble)

Smashwords (eBook)



This week on Curl Up and Read:

Tomorrow – Book Tour – the release of Evelyn, a novella from the Fallen Angel Series by indie author Tracie Podger!

As the week continues – a focus on those American Book Boyfriends we love to love! (Of course I will editorialize on my favorites, it’s my blog after all!) Check back and see what you think – comment, debate – enjoy!

Coming Soon (dates TBD) – “The Faceless Men of Facebook!” – interviews with Cameron Lincoln  and E. A. Stanbridge; updates from my naughty friend Jake Malden – and more…


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Paula Radell

Always a passionate reader and a somewhat more casual writer, Paula Radell started her first book review and promotions blog, Curl Up and Read, in September of 2013. In early 2014, she left a career in nursing to become a freelance project management consultant. She also turned her part-time hobby into a full-time passion by becoming a freelance editor, publicist, and a hopeful author. She is a Goodreads Librarian, Group Moderator, and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She has also taken advanced internet and social media marketing certificate courses at the University of San Francisco. Born and raised near the beaches of southeastern Virginia, Paula now lives in Mendocino County, California with her husband Ray, a couple of stray tabby cats, Matthew & Diana, and a 2-year old rescue Greyhound, Willow. When she is not catering to the dog’s every whim, touring and tasting the latest California sparkling wine vintages with Ray, or sitting in Starbucks reading a great book, you can find Paula at her laptop – writing, editing, reviewing or avidly promoting the books and authors she loves. Two releases are planned in the coming year: Where Angels Lie, a dark romance; and an inspirational novella (name still under debate).

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