RhapsodyGiveawayBanner1To celebrate the release of Ju Ephraime’s fourth LaCasse novel, Rhapsody in Paris, she and her friends are having a giveaway! Ju’s LaCasse family has seen 3 romances before this one and now Franchesca LaCasse is about to me her happily-ever-after and you can help Ju find a little happiness as well. Please take a moment to enter the giveaway and then follow the links to purchase the LaCasse novels from Amazon! Enter the giveaway and you can win the books of S.E. Felida, Izzibella Beau, Tory Richards and Amazon Gift Cards up to $50. You don’t want to miss out on these great rewards! Good Luck!

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Ju Ephraime’s Rhapsody In Paris Release Celebration!

Meet Ju Ephraime:

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Ju Ephraime began writing professionally at age 19; at that time, she wrote short stories for the local radio station in her home town. She gave up writing to pursue her education and has since earned several degrees, including two Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. During the course of her schooling, she wrote and published a working curriculum for a career school, a business manual and its answer key, as well as other literary work. In 2010 she revisited her first love, writing for fun and enjoyment. She writes high heat, steamy, romance novels. The first was, State of Ecstasy in the LaCasse series, which was soon followed by, Temptation to Sin, Loving Therèse, #2 in the LaCasse series. Ju has gone on to write several more books, including, The Odor of Violet, on tour this month, Complete Surrender, #3 in the LaCasse series; as well as, a Christmas Novella, Footsteps in the Sand and her award winning paranormal, White Magic Woman, Quarterfinalist in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, 2013, out of over 10,000 entrants.

Ju lives in Connecticut, where she is very active in her community. She is the administrator of a business school and the president of a non-profit organization that dresses individuals for job interviews.

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Ju Ephraime Web Tracks:

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State-of-Ecstasy

State of Ecstasy Synopsis:

Ju Ephraime finds passion on the lush island of Martinique in this steamy romance. Twenty-six year-old Daphne Cohen’s life is closed off, hiding behind an introverted personality to keep from expressing her true self and exploring the depths of what she truly desires. With very few friends and having only slept with three men in her life, she believes man number three is the one…until she finds out he’s been sleeping around. Fleeing to Martinique to do some soul searching about her past, she meets her future: Wolfe LaCasse, a devastatingly handsome and sensuous Creole. He takes her on a passionate journey whose fire burns too hot for Daphne and she flees the island before getting burned. The problem is, she can’t forget the state of ecstasy she experienced in his arms. Can she risk everything and, for the first time in her life, follow her heart and return to the island? Spinning a fresh twist on the romance genre, Ju Ephraime’s Daphne is in the driver’s seat and in full control to make the decisions that will change her forever. Daphne’s developed sexuality and power bridge a gap between the classic and the contemporary with subtle nuances, sparkling insights, and a provocative, sensuous narrative style.

Reminiscent of the works of Lisa Kleypas and Stephanie Laurens, Ms. Ephraime’s rich emotional landscape delivers an achingly accessible complexity that makes State of Ecstasy steamy, provocative, and fresh, and its author a forceful new voice who brings an entirely new level of heat.

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Loving-ThereseLoving Therèse Synopsis:

Award-winning author of State of Ecstasy is back, with her most sensuous and steamy novel yet, Loving Therèse.

Foxx is a player, on and off the field, until he met Therèse. Therèse is an intensely passionate English woman, who refuses to follow convention and choose instead to select her man from the natives of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Foxx LaCasse. Soon after meeting Foxx, she begins receiving threatening notes, asking her to stay away from him. Scared out of her wit, she flees back to England, without giving Foxx any explanation. Now two years later, she is back on the island, trying to pick up from where they’d left off, but Foxx was having none of it. He had one goal in mind; to have his way with her, and discard her, as she did him two years ago. But when he finally reunites with his beautiful, passionate, elusive target, he finds himself offering his protection and his heart.

Filled with Ju Ephraime’s trademark sensuality, characters you love to hate and men you wish to love, Loving Therèse will have you enthralled with its unexpected plots and refreshing style, as these two destined lovers, recaptured and embraced their love.

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Complete-Surrender

Complete Surrender Synopsis:

Raymond LaCasse has just completed his studies in Paris, and is on his way home to the French Caribbean island of Martinique. His taxi stops and picks up the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on; little does he know that sharing a taxi with the beautiful stranger will change his life in ways he can’t even imagine. She made such a powerful impression on him that long after she’d collected her belongings and left the taxi, he can’t get her out of his mind. He wishes he could have spent a longer time in her company. He gets his wish, but not in the way he’d ever imagined. Gabrielle Descotte, a model by profession, loves her brother dearly and would do anything for him, even agreeing to assist him in a daring, but illegal, feat. When she meets his intended target, Raymond LaCasse, she swiftly has a change of heart. She now has to choose, her brother or the man who occupies her thoughts every waking moment to the exclusion of all else. Divided by loyalties and bound by a desire that drives them into each other’s arms, Raymond and Gabrielle find themselves in a convoluted web of deceit and danger that almost destroys their new-found love and tears them apart….

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Rhapsody in Paris Synopsis:

This couldn’t be happening to her. A fall on the track where she runs every day, a chance meeting with the most handsome stranger she’s ever seen, and Franchesca LaCasse, an accomplished biochemist, usually able to handle any situation, finds herself hungering for the stranger’s touch as he gently caresses her face to determine the extent of her injury. With each touch of his hand, he draws her like a moth to flame.

“Look at you,” he whispered, his accent thick and gravelly, the thickest she’d ever heard it.

Damon Dumont comes to an abrupt stop to avoid running over the woman lying in his path on the track; he can’t just walk away. She is not moving. He turns her over to check for a pulse and is not prepared for the unusual beauty of the woman. Everything about her fascinates him, her gorgeous eyes, and the pièce de résistance, her beautiful head of hair—flaming red, his weakness. He calls for the paramedics, and when they arrive decides to accompany her to the hospital. In this moment of near crisis, a spark has been struck and neither can escape the sensual fire that threatens to consume them as they surrender to passion’s embrace.

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Meet Izzibella Beau:

Izzibella Beau is an aspiring writer currently residing on a farm in South Carolina USA. She is married and has 31 children; 3 biological and 28 canine. She earned a bachelor and master degrees in criminal justice from Saint Leo University. She also has many graduate hours in the disciplines of teaching and public services. Ms. Beau in now part of the awesome authors of Beau Coup Publishing LLC. Broken: Book One of the Assumption Series is her first attempt at novel writing. To date, this particular series will have four books based on the lives of BayShore Academy high school students. Ms. Beau enjoys writing, reading, taking long walks, playing with all her children, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She is an animal lover and will contribute a portion of her royalties from the Assumption Series to animal rescue and shelters nationwide.

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Broken

Broken Synopsis:

A girl’s senior year in high school should be a special time. Ayma’s expectations are not very high. She is the daughter of a control-freak mother and a father who has been absent for the past three years. She is ridiculed by the popular kids in school because of her unfortunate name and the way she dresses. Although she’s nearly eighteen, her mother controls every aspect of her life, including what she wears, who her friends are and even what foods she is allowed to eat. The only bright spot in her life is her friend Tabby. Until she meets Colton. 

Colton is unexpected. He’s gorgeous, popular – the guy all the girls want and the one all of the other guys want to be like. When he begins to pay attention to Ayma, she doesn’t know what to think. Things like this just don’t happen to girls like her. One obstacle after another is thrown into their path, but they can’t deny what they feel for one another. Their new-found love will be threatened by secrets from their past, challenges in their present and a future they can only dream about. Ayma struggles to find an identity apart from her mother’s controlling nature while Colton faces the results of an arrest that took place the summer before his tenth grade year. 

Can they find love and happiness? Or will they be destroyed by events beyond their control?

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Barely-BreathingBarely Breathing Synopsis:

The fear of drowning in one’s own life, never seeing the light to bring you back out, the suffocation one feels when life’s problems become too much is something each of us feels at least once in our lives. Is it possible to jump and overcome every hurdle placed in your way? What happens when life’s problems make you feel as if you’re caught in a riptide and there’s no escape but to go under and give into the pull which is dragging you down? Welcome back to Bayshore High School. We join Ayma, Colton, Tabby, Reagan and the rest of the crew where Broken: Book One of the Assumption Series left off. When it seems Ayma’s world can’t get any more complicated, more life changing events are thrown her way. She will face turmoil in love and friendship, never knowing whether she will survive the storm or become a victim of its path of destruction. Ayma and Colton have never had it easy in their relationship. Now the threat of a new love interest, the emergence of an old flame, and a possible addition means more controversy in their love affair. What are the secrets that some of Bayshore students are keeping? What will happen to friendships and love relationships when these secrets are revealed? Finally, light is shed on the secrets of several characters we have grown to love from Broken. Each has their story to tell, and a past which can affect all of their futures. There is more drama and heated romance than a soap opera and as the storyline begins to unfold, you will be drawn in as you begin to either love or hate the students of Bayshore High.

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Meet S.E. Felida:

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I’m 30 years old and I live in Holland with my husband and our three amazing sons, I am a student/part time teachers assistant and I work with children from the age of 4 till 6. I’ve always loved to read books and to write short stories and poetry. In my spare time you can find me in the kitchen, on the soccer fields to watch my sons play, reading, writing or having a girls night out with my lovely ladies… If you want to keep in touch with me you can look me up on facebook, My page name is S.E Felida.

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Incredible Dreams Synopsis:

Leona, a woman in her late twenties who has been dreaming about a guy that she doesn’t know finally sees him in real life one day, but she doesn’t approach him out of bizarreness of the whole situation and that leaves her with an feeling of missed opportunity, so when life gives her a second chance she grabs it with both hands. Nathaniel, a police officer who’s been on a hunt to find his brother’s killer for over a year now turns out to be a dreamguy in real life too, and while things are going great between the two of them, Leona’s long life friendship with her dear friend Naomi isn’t. Resenting the thought of having to choose between the two of them she and her two friends Alyssa and Alexandra come up with an idea to whisk Naomi away for a little holiday in the hopes that after they’d spend some quality time together things would finally go back to the way it used to be, but it doesn’t and when Marcus, Naomi’s current boyfriend who followed them out there confesses something to Leona that she really wished he hadn’t, she keeps finding it harder and harder to even look her best friend in the eyes without feeling like the worst friend ever…..

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Irrational-Behavior-amazon-coverIrrational Behavior Synopsis:

Just when Leona finally started to believe that maybe, just maybe, her future was written in the stars – that she was one of those girls destined for a happily ever after – her life takes a dramatic turn for the worse, and she finds herself standing face to face with the man who destroyed her childhood. Will this brutal encounter push her into a nightmare world again, or is the love that she shares with Nathaniel going to be strong enough to keep her from turning into the person she hates the most, and erase all those bad memories for once and for all?

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Meet Tory Richards:

Tory-RichardsI’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but life always seemed to get in the way. I didn’t get serious until a few years ago, when encouragement from my family prompted me into submitting to a publisher.

It surprised and thrilled me when a couple months after submitting to Whiskey Creek Press, I received my first contract offer. That book, Cupid’s Arrow under my real name Debbie Wallace, was on the publisher’s best sellers list for two consecutive months.

Writing is a hobby for me. It thrills me to be able to share my stories and I love seeing my characters come to life with each new book cover.

Originally from Maine, I now reside in sunny, and ALWAYS hot Florida with my daughter, son-in-law, two grandchildren, and 4 cats.

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Kiss Me! Synopsis:

 

NOTE: This is a previously published work. The title, author, and/or publisher may have changed. This is the toned down version or the erotic romance, Passionate Encounters.

Two years after Emma’s divorce she’s looking forward to settling into a quiet life in her new condo at the lake. But thanks to her matchmaking sister she’s running into Stratton’s sexy small town detective at every turn. The last thing Mike’s looking for is a relationship to complicate his busy life, and tells Emma as much. So, if that’s the case, why can’t keep his hands off her?

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Kiss Me! Excerpt:

Emma caught her breath, recognizing Mike the second she heard the deep timbre of his sexy voice. He made a hunky Zorro, dressed all in black in a costume that fit his tall, powerful body like it was tailored especially for him. She’d seen him watching her while she crossed the room, ignoring him on purpose because she hadn’t wanted to encourage any unwelcome attention. Now that she knew who he was, she couldn’t take her eyes off him.

He was what dreams were made of, the handsome hero disguised in a black mask, his steely eyes doing all his talking for him as he leaned insolently against the table with that wolfish grin. The bad boy every woman secretly yearns for. He had to know how he affected women with his mysterious presence. Goodness, she all but placed her hand over her pounding heart. What was wrong with her? It took effort to remind herself he was married.

She was about to step away when a dancer bumped into her backside, causing her to fly directly into Mike’s arms. “Oh!” she gasped, throwing her head back to meet his eyes just as his strong hands curled around the fleshy part of her arms, catching her against him. Their bodies were flush, and suddenly it seemed like they were sharing every breath, every heart beat as they stared intently into each other’s eyes. 

Emma felt warm heat spread throughout her body, a heat that had nothing to do with the hot disco lights glaring overhead. Time seemed to stand still. She couldn’t pull her gaze away from his, too caught up in the spell of the moment and feeling way too much in his strong arms, experiencing way too much sensation against his hard body. She was old enough to realize the flow of heat pooling in the lower half of her body was the result of sharp and instant arousal. She tried to ignore the tingling in her nipples as they tightened against his chest, wetting her lips to issue an apology. However, the only thing that came out was a noise that sounded very much like a purr of surrender, a sound of betrayal if she ever heard one.

“Mike,” she began, in a breathless tone that revealed her emotions. She was unable to finish, her body trembling on a sudden wave of weakness. Certain her knees were going to give way, she struggled to put the brakes on the obvious signs of what being in his arms was doing to her. “Please…” she began, intending to ask him to let her go, but there was no denying the invitation she heard in her own voice.

Mike’s eyes darkened with desire; he didn’t want to let Emma go. He’d known he was attracted to her from the start, but he wasn’t prepared for the instant results she produced every time she touched him in some way. Even innocently, only this was hardly innocent. He felt every inch of her. His hands tightened around her arms, a low groan locking in his throat. 

The very air around them seemed electrified. He didn’t want to feel the attraction, yet he was powerless to push her away. Instead, he was acting like an adolescent discovering what sex was all about for the first time. Hell, he was breaking out in a sweat! Her sweet scent and softness was more than any mortal could bear.

Glancing down was his undoing. Her lovely breasts, crushed against him, were all but spilling out of their scant covering. The breath hissed from his lungs, lust shooting a direct path for his aching groin. Releasing a low growl of denial, he felt himself turning hard, and realized he should set her away from him at once. But she felt too damn good right where she was. As if she belonged there.

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Nothing-But-Trouble

Nothing But Trouble Synopsis:

Previously released as The Senator’s Daughter by Debbie Wallace at Whiskey Creek Press 

A senator arranges for his daughter, Sophie to be kidnapped on the eve of her wedding. She turns out to be more trouble than her abductor, Brent, anticipated. Spirited and resourceful, he has his hands full. In the meantime, their intense attraction to each other only adds further complications.

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Nothing But Trouble Excerpt:

“I’ll remove my hand, if you promise…”

Brent shouldn’t have reminded her about his hand. The next thing he knew she was biting down on it a second time. Adding insult to injury, she shoved him in the chest as hard as she could at the same time, catching him unaware. Before he had a chance to recover she took advantage of the moment by pushing herself away from the wall and taking flight.

“Damn it!” Brent grunted in anger. She managed to descend one step before he tangled a hand in her hair and hauled her back into his arms. A cry escaped her but Brent ignored it. He yanked her roughly against him. “Bite me again and you’ll find out what it feels like,” he muttered between his teeth.

“Who are you?” she asked softly. Brent felt her slight tremble and steeled himself for what he had to do. “What do you want?”

“One question at a time, princess.” Brent realized he had to assert his dominance early on if he wanted to remain in control of the situation. Not giving much thought to the consequences, he pushed Sophie up against the concrete wall and leaned in close, threatening her with his superior strength and size.

His actions had repercussions he wasn’t anticipating though. Like the rush of heat surging through his blood, turning the victim in his arms into a desirable woman. Wrestling with her provided conditions he hadn’t counted on. Appealing circumstances which could easily upset the scheme of things if he let it.

Too much body contact for one.

“I demand you keep your hands to yourself!” she whispered sharply.

“Do you now?” he said softly, amused at her haughty tone. “You’re not in any position to demand anything.” With every breath Brent took, he could smell her. Beyond the light scent of soap and perfume, to the sensuous woman beneath. A sexy combination of innocence and know-how. It was playing havoc with his senses, preventing him from keeping a clear head. He swore beneath his breath. Nothing good was going to come of this.

She was tall like he liked his women but he wasn’t into rich, spoiled, society types who held themselves above others, thinking they were better than everyone else. He’d watched Sophie long enough to know she was used to the best in life and probably demanded it. A woman who let society rule her emotions, not her heart. He recalled her quiet, almost suffering acceptance of Lord touching and kissing her, putting up with it because it was expected of her and not because she’d liked it. That action alone told him a lot about her.

She was probably as cold as a block of ice in bed.

“I demand you tell me who you are and what this is all about,” she said in a frigid tone, confirming his thoughts.

Her snooty tone grated on his nerves. “Demand all you want, princess, it won’t get you anywhere.” He was glad she’d broken his train of thought. He could care less what she was like in bed and would do well to remember that. What’s more, he doubted her father would appreciate his wayward notions. Brent respected and liked Senator Adams. It was because of that reason alone he was doing this in the first place.

This, meaning kidnapping. So far Sophie was more trouble than he’d anticipated which could cause serious problems down the road. He’d have to watch her like a hawk. It hadn’t taken her long to get the drop on Tom. Well, she’d learn soon enough that he wasn’t a pushover. “Come on.” He yanked her away from the wall.

“Let me go!” She tried to pull free. “Ouch! You’re hurting me! I’m not going anywhere with you!”

Brent swung around and pulled her up against him. “You have a choice, lady; you can come with me the easy way, or like a sack of potatoes over my shoulder.”

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