Are You Addicted Yet?

For those of you who don't know, I'm a part of a great group with a few pals. Whatever your reading pleasure, you'll find it here!

ADDICTIVE READS is a group of twenty-three authors who have banded together to bring you books from all genres. Our goal is to provide you with well-written and entertaining reads.

Most are award-winning and several of our authors are New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors.

Take a few minutes to look around our site. Each author has an individual page with all of their books listed, along with their social media links. We also have genre pages where you can find books in just about any genre you enjoy. (See the menu guide links at the top of the page.)

And we have FREE ebooks for you, as well as collections (anthologies and box sets) from Addictive Reads authors.

As a thank you for checking us out, we're holding a giveaway. You can enter through Friday, April 4, 2014. Winners will be announced, Saturday, April 5th.

We're giving away one $25 Amazon Gift Card, one $20 Amazon Gift Card, and one bundle of eBooks from Addictive Reads Authors including:

{C}§  {C}LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH Anthology (Horror) with short stories by Rhonda Hopkins & Gregory Carrico

{C}§  {C}EVIDENCE OF TRUST (Romantic Suspense) by Stacey Joy Netzel

{C}§  {C}DEADLY OBSESSION (Romantic Suspense) by Kristine Cayne

{C}§  {C}ETERNITY OF ROSES (Paranormal Romance) by Natalie G. Owens

{C}§  {C}BIRDS DO IT! (Contemporary Romance) by *lizzie starr

{C}§  {C}AIR: MERLIN'S CHALICE (Fantasy) by Meredith Bond

{C}§  {C}ANGEL OF DEATH (Fantasy) by Anna Erishkigal

{C}§  {C}WANING MOON (YA Dystopian) by P.J. Sharon

{C}§  {C}TRUST NO ONE (Suspense) by Diana Layne

{C}§  {C}ALWAYS REMEMBER (Contemporary Romance) by Sheila Seabrook

{C}§  {C}STARS, LOVE AND PIROUETTES  (Contemporary Romance) by Alicia & Roy Street

{C}§  {C}REVENGE (Romantic Suspense) by Dana Delamar 

{C}§  {C}SOME ENCHANTED WALTZ (Time Travel Romance) by Lily Silver

To enter the giveaway, just go to our ADDICTIVE READS site and follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter near the bottom of the post for your chance to win one of the prizes!

We hope you'll visit with us often and connect with us on our social media sites. We enjoy talking with our readers.

Thank you for being part of our reading family! 

*Please note: If any of the winners do not respond within five days, we may select a new winner and the original winner will forfeit any prize.

Let's Do It Again -- 2014 Book Goals!

This one by the Staple Singers is a classic! I need to start working my 'fro.

2013 proved to be a hell of a year!  It was my first year as a full time writer.  I also made the USA Today Bestseller list, released a whole slew of bundles and finished one of my favorite series.

Wow, what a year!  I’m so happy.  I worked my booty off and it paid.  And as you guys know, I don’t make resolutions, I make goals. So how about I do it all again?

I know, I know, I told you guys to warn me against overdoing it again, but I can’t help myself.  I’ve got a million stories dying to get out. And I promise this year I won’t go overboard….much.

So drum roll please.  The goal for 2014 is….


Yes, yes, I’m nuts.  Totally certifiable.  And yes, hubby will kill me when he sees this.  Seriously, he might actually kill me or he’ll wait for the work to do it for him.

Okay, here’s the break down of how I plan to do this madness..  I have to put the words where my mouth is right?  Maybe that’s not the exact phrase, but you get the idea.


Sugar and Sin – At least two S&S bundles. We’re starting the year off with a bang! We’ve added another fab writer to the crew, and we’ve got another bundle for you!  Official release date is 1/15, but you can pick it up on preorder. 

The Protectors are back!  Or they will be.  I’m in the midst of writing Wounded Protector right now!  Can’t wait to bring you Jansen’s story.

And for all you Romantic Comedy lovers, I’ve got a brand new series for you, The Donovans!  Delilah Donovan is getting her story right now.  I can’t wait for you to meet this crazy family. AND I’ll be doing my first Rom Com collabo.  I can’t wait.

The first book in the Donovans series will be Come Home Again


I know some of you were very sad to see the end of the Stilettos Series and I’m happy to tell you that Micha’s story was not the last time you’ll be seeing our terrific Trio.  I’ll have a little short for you before the end of the year.

And Q. Malone lovers, worry not, I’ve got some new books for you too, starting with the release of The Flirtation this January.  It’s been a while, but the gang is back and ready for some sexy stories.

And I’m thrilled to report to you that I’ve written a book in a completely new genre.  That’s right.  London Bound is finally finished!  Woot.  So happy.  Now you will have to wait a little while for this one because I’ve submitted it to a publisher, but it will be out this year no matter what.

It’s going to be a crazy ride.  And I can hardly wait.

So what do you think?  Have I lost my mind?

Inspiration and Promises

Hi gang, please help me give a warm sassy welcome to fellow multiculti writer, and friend, Michelle Alerte!  She's got a new release available and just dying to tell you all about it!  And best part is, she's doing a giveaway!

I have always been an avid reader and can remember writing plays and short stories with my brother during the week, after getting home from school (we weren’t allowed to watch T.V. on school days, a real torture to us back then believe me). Although I grew up with a passion for stories, characters, and what came of letting my imagination run wild, it wasn’t until finishing college that it occurred to me that I could follow my passion into a career.

A Promise Worth Making is my first foray into the romance genre. Being a Haitian-American I knew I wanted to create a heroine who had a similar background. Making her a doctor was another easy decision as I am surrounded by a family of doctors; from there however I gave my imagination free reign. In my mind’s eye the heroine, Rachel Joseph, appeared to me as someone practical (being a doctor and all) and I began to wonder how that pragmatism would show itself in her love life. She seemed like a person who likes cold hard facts and has never been “swept” anywhere, let alone off her feet. Mix in Rachel’s difficult childhood and you have someone for whom falling in love would be neither simple nor straightforward.

Naturally I began to ask myself what kind of man would be the perfect counterpoint to Rachel. As someone who doesn’t believe in love and family she needed the balance of a helpless romantic. Enter Nicolas Marchand, a man who’d grown up surrounded by the love Rachel had lacked. For Nicolas falling in love was as easy as believing in the Marchand gift: Of knowing when you know, that you know. One look at Rachel and Nicolas was sure he’d met his match. All his life Nicolas’ brothers had teased him for being the helpless romantic of the family, so when he sees Rachel on the plane to Haiti, Nicolas doesn’t bother putting up a fight.

I really enjoyed creating Rachel and Nicolas’ story. I loved making it the man who settled into love and family without the usual commitment phobia we see nowadays. And it was even more fun making it the woman who had to be wrestled to the ground and chained to her white picket fence. It wasn’t long before I accepted that I’d have to create Nicolas’ brothers, Jacque and Edward’s, story as well. If Nicolas is the hopeless romantic of the Marchand family, then what does that make Jacque and Edward?

Ah the joys of storytelling…


Nicolas’ father had always told him the Marchand men were “gifted with knowing, when they know, that they know” when they meet the woman with whom they’ll fall in love. Though this had been true for his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Nicolas had never truly believed this would happen to him—until Rachelle Joseph, that is.

The hard part now is convincing the lucky lady the two of them belong together in spite of Rachelle’s trust issues and fear of depending on another person. Will Rachelle overcome her determination to keep control of her life by shutting Nicolas out, or will he persuade her that loving and trusting another person is better than living only on the surface of life?


My eBook A Promise Worth Making (rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon) is available now! Want to check it out with all the reward and NONE of the risk? Enter my giveaway and win a free signed copy along with 2 free bookmarks of the cover!! The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 15th. Enter now and Good Luck!!


Stitch Fix....First Fix

Yay! So my first fix came in.  Woot Woot.  Okay, so I was so excited about this.  I got my pretty box in the mail today.  And all in all I was pretty please.  But it was sort of a mixed bag. 


The first thing I tried on the pair of plum skinny jeans.  God, you guys they feel so good.  And the PERFECT fit.  I mean like they were sewn to fit me.  I love this pair and the best part of it is, that I would never have picked these for myself! 


The next item I liked okay, but it isn't something I'm excited about.  Maybe it it was brighter.  It's a good basic, but not thrilled.  It's also $48 so not exactly cheap, but the fabric is good. Although it's a bit fancy considering I sit around in my house all day and never see anyone... 


Okay, this one is a big fat NO! I hate it.  It's like old lady jewelry. Too bad because it matches two of the shirts they sent me. 


This one is also a miss.  Just all wrong. Not my style, no color, bad fit. All of it. Sending this one back. 


And this one I LOVE!  It's just like one i saw on Pinterest, except this one is in color.  The fit is awesome.  I love it.  Definite keeper and only $48!!   


All in all a good experience.  I liked more than I hated. And I will definitely do Stitch fix again.  Though I think I will ask for more accessories and give them more direction there.  I'll also ask for brighter colors.  Not sure my stylist is paying attention to my skin tone on some of these choices. All in all pretty awesome!

Sweet and Naughty....Sugar and Sin

It's Cover Reveal Time!

I'm so excited to bring you my latest endeavor.  I banded with a group of awesome authors to bring you my first ever multi-author bundle!  I've banded with the following authors to bring you a Sassy, Sexy bundle sure to get your blood pumping.

My fellow cohorts include Bestselling Authors:
CC Mackenzie
Liz Mathis
LC Giroux
Kristine Cayne
Stacey Joy Netzel

I'm so thrilled to team up with such a great bunch of women!  And as always, mad props to Kim Killion for another Rockin' cover!


Six full length books from six top selling authors. If you like your contemporary romance on the steamy side this book is for you!
Titles include:
Stacey Joy Netzel's Chasin' Mason
Kristine Cayne's Deadly Addiction
L.C. Giroux's His Lady Godiva
Liz Matis' Love By Design
C.C. Mackenzie's Run Rosie Run
Nana Malone's Sexy in Stilettos

This is a chance to grab a bunch of different authors at a fantastic price! Don't you want a little sugar with your sin?                        

Here's the Amazon link:

Summer, summer, summertime….

As Will Smith says “Time to sit back and unwind…with a good book”

Okay, maybe that’s not exactly how the song goes. Lol. But I do have good books for you! I am so very happy to announce the release of Sassy in Stilettos on JULY 23rd!

Yay! Finally. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for Micha’s story since I released Sexy in Stilettos last year and I’m thrilled to finally bring it to you.

And Big News, Sassy is available for PRE-ORDER!  That’s right, on Kobo And All Romance Ebooks you can purchase it now and get on your device on the day.

It will be available everywhere else on the 23rd Amazon, Nook, Smashwords, and Itunes.


Want a Blurb? Here ya go:

Smart mouthed and in charge, magazine editor, Micha Bennett, has learned the hard way to choose her career over love.  When she’s up for the job of a lifetime, the competition becomes deadly fierce. To protect their best asset, her company hires the one person who’s ever put Micha on edge and threatens her sense of control.

Sexy, security consultant, Caleb Atkins, knows what he wants and it’s Micha Bennett. He just has to convince her she wants him too.  With ugly shadows in his own past, he’ll die before he lets anything harm the woman he loves. Too bad Micha doesn’t think she needs his protection or his love. 

Can Caleb convince Micha to let go of control long enough to fall in love? Or will fear and danger tear them apart? 

Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

Also, In Audiobook news…

Sultry in Stilettos is finally available in Audiobook!  Woot. The narrator of Sexy in Stilettos, the fabulous Traci Odom did a stellar job on Ricca’s story. In other news Sassy in Stilettos Audio will be available before the end of 2013!


Available here: Amazon, iTunes, Audible

I have a few coupon codes left for a free copy of Sultry’ in Stilettos audio version.  Everyone who shares this blog post on Facebook and email me: nana (AT) nanamaloneromance (DOT) com will be entered to get a free copy.

GOAL UPDATE: 12 in 12

Okay so It’s been a hell of a year so far.  For those of you who don’t know, I posted my goal for the year: To Release 12 book products this year.  I know, I know, I must have lost my mind.  But so far I’m tracking to goal. So far this year, here’s the roll call:

Book Products So Far……

Corporate Affairs (Chick-Lit with Heat) (Ebook)

Corporate Affairs (Chick-Lit with Heat) (Audio)

Exposed (Chick-Lit with Heat) (Ebook)

Mismatch (Love Match) (Ebook)

Game, Set, Match (Love Match) (Audio)

Sultry in Stilettos (In Stilettos) (Audio)

Love Match Series Bundle (Includes Game, Set, Match & Mismatch)

Upcoming Releases this year include:

In Stilettos Book Bundle (Will include Sexy, Sultry and Sassy in Stilettos)

Holiday Submission (Chick-Lit with Heat)

Hot for Teacher (Chick-Lit with Heat)

Walk of Fame (Glam Girls)

Mismatch (Love Match) (Audio)

Sassy in Stilettos (In Stilettos) (Audio)

Lullabies and LBDs (Glam Girls) (Audio)

Wounded Protector (The Protectors)

And If I can squeeze in more I will!  My goal is to provide you the fun sassy romantic comedies you’ve come to expect from me.  And I’m loving it!  I’ve got great stories in me to share, so hang on for the ride.

Keeping up with Nana Malone….

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As always, thank you for your unending support.  I couldn’t do this without you.

As a reminder all my books area available wherever ebooks and audiobooks are sold. Like Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Itunes, and Audible



Honey, is it too hot in here?

Hi gang!  Help me give a warm welcome to my fellow writing buds Natalie Owens as she talks writing on the hot side of things and her latest release with the fabulous Zee Monodee.  I thought this would be fitting as we roll into summer.  Take it away Natalie!


The best dishes in the world, the most finger-licking, are often those that are slow cooked. Slow roasted ribs or slab of prime beef. Simmering pasta sauce. Spicy chili on a slow fire to bring all the spices together. Heat is administered slowly, gently, until at last, you end up with a culinary masterpiece that wows your husband, wife, family and friends.

My co-writer, Zee Monodee and I feel the same applies to a book where heat is concerned. Heat is not just turned on to full blast only to burn the pages briefly and leave nothing but a skeleton of itself after it’s done. The chemistry is left to simmer between the characters until it explodes, becoming the ultimate sensory experience. With the Eternelles series, we decided that we weren’t going to write sex for the sake of sex. Yes, we write hot, scorching scenes, and we had fun building the chemistry between the characters—Adri and Des for Zee, and Sera and Rafe for me. In the Eternelles series, you have a double whammy—not one couple but two, as well as other love connections between minor characters throughout. We guarantee the need for lots of fanning and perhaps the odd cold shower or two :).

What surprised us most as we were writing this is how the interactions between my character, Rafe and Sera, burned off the pages. The physical and psychic bond between Sera and Rafe cannot be broken except through death, even though Sera doesn’t take this situation very well. Just a small insight into the characters: Sera is the daughter of the Adri-Sera duo, and relatively innocent compared to her mother, who has often posed as a courtesan to survive and wield influence through the ages. Adri, on the other hand, comes out as the consummate mother, and more concerned with her daughter’s well-being than giving in to her attraction to Des. When this finally happens, it’s a very emotional moment that evokes tenderness more than raw passion. As this series progresses, we will be having so much fun stoking the heat… :).

Let’s see how the main characters deal with their attraction at the start of “Inescapable”…

Adri, a two-thousand-nine-hundred-year-old immortal, cannot suffer fools gladly. She’s not the “sweet” type but more a no-nonsense chick who has had to fend for herself for, well, forever. The first time she meets Des, a mysterious, alluring stranger who is more beautiful and tempting than the Devil, she doesn’t know what to make of him yet her body’s reaction is telltale…

“I hope you’ve eaten before coming here,” Des said in a whisper against her ear.

His warm breath feathered through her loose hair to tickle the nape of her bare neck like a delicious caress. Et merde, encore—of all the times to feel sexual need. The energy pulsing off the crowd was driving her batty, pushing her buttons and sending her in a state of quasi-permanent arousal.

Come on, Adri. She could hold a normal conversation, couldn’t she?

“Why...why do you ask that?”

He started to lead her toward a table in the front row. Thankfully, he idled to the side and she found herself staring at the place card with her name artfully scrolled on it. Something told her to risk a glance to the right, and her heart sank when she read the name Desmond Roxburgh on the card. So he was her dinner companion. She’d bet Susan had manipulated that outcome. Her friend would have some explaining to do when Adri cornered her. She hated it when acquaintances tried to play matchmaker.

“Look at the plates coming in,” Des murmured in her ear.

She glanced around to see waiters marching around in a well-orchestrated ballet.

“Barely enough food for a kitten,” he continued. “You’d think that at eleven hundred dollars a seat, they’d give people some decent food. But no, all five courses will be as artfully skimpy as the one just placed before us.”

She couldn’t help but quell a little smile at the dejection in his tone. She, for one, loved her substantial portions of food. And please, none of that super-size-me fast food crap her daughter adored, or the innovative nouvelle cuisine that looked like doll’s food.

“So why did you come, then?” she found herself saying.

He eyed her for long seconds, during which she squirmed and resisted the urge to lower her head so she’d escape the intent perusal.

“It was high time we met.”

Then there’s Sera, Adri’s daughter and a woman of unknown origins, who has a huge issue when her vampyre maker, the dark and dangerous Rafe, tries to get too familiar with her…mainly because she doesn’t hate it as much as she’d like to.

She stared at him, steeling herself against his intense gaze. He was looking at her in that way. The one that told her she was his, that he wanted her, and that what he wanted, he took. She swallowed again, this time to calm her racing pulse.

Oh no, don’t do this to me.

“You will cooperate. Mia cara, you have no choice in this. I’ll make sure you come to no harm,” he said, as if that would reassure her.

What his words did, though, in particular the unwanted endearment, was send her temper flying to the tropics. That was good, because with anger came courage. Something that was second nature to her mother, but not so much to her.

And the man needed someone to put him in his place—fast.

“Is that so?” she said, lifting an eyebrow and enjoying the jolt of energy her whirling emotions gave her. “I think you need to learn how to speak to a woman if you want to charm her into obeying you. When did you go to school, the Middle Ages?”

Come to think of it, he might be that old.

His lips curved on one side in a shadow of a smile. “If I touched you right now, you’d melt in my arms and beg me to take you.”

Her face burned with embarrassment. She chanced a surreptitious glance at the others in the room. They stared at her, but didn’t seem concerned with this conversation.

“That’s not true.” Her voice trembled a little.

“You know it is.”

She took refuge in her resentment. Conceited prick. “I know nothing of the sort. In fact, I hardly know much about you, except that you take pleasure in ruining people’s lives.” And that you make my blood boil, not just with rage, but in other ways....

So what about you? How do you like your heat in a book? Slow and simmering leading to explosive/tender or simply the more the better?


An immortal born from an unlikely alliance...

Beautiful mythic Greek heiress Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has roamed the world for millennia, taking her pleasure where she wanted. Until one night, when Fate drops a baby wrapped in fire into her arms. Motherhood is a formidable challenge, but so is figuring out the identity of a mystery man who makes her pulse race.

A vampyre’s obsession…

Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios' origins are shrouded in mystery. Torn between a mother whose blood saved her life, and a man who now possesses her soul, the only thing Sera can still cling to is her heart.

One rule matters above all others: Always protect the portal…

When Evil comes to Adri and Sera’s hometown of Shadow Bridge, a place where the mortal human world ends and the supernatural realm starts, it’s up to them to stop a prophecy as old as time itself...or die trying.

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“You won’t regret reading this series; you’ll regret missing it!”—Rebecca Royce, bestselling author of The Westervelt Wolves series.

“OMG … beautifully wrapped and weaved into a believable world…”

“I have no problem giving it 5 full stars. The writing is great, the story is great, the characters are believable. ”


About Zee:

Author, smitten wife, in-over-her-head mum to a tween boy, best-buddy stepmum to a teenage lad, bookaholic, incompetent housewife desperate to channel Bree van de Kamp & Nigella Lawson (and failing miserably!)... Zee hails from the multicultural, rainbow-nation island of Mauritius, in the southern Indian Ocean. Shamelessly addicted to Supernatural, Glee, and Gossip Girl, she did put her brain to good use by getting a degree in Communications Science. Romance remains her big love, though, and she likes nothing more than writing strong, kick-arse heroines.

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About Natalie:

Pink velvet and black lace. Light and darkness. A world of contrasts exists in Natalie’s stories because every rose has its thorn. Her favorite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, and a good dash of fantasy. Married, with one son, she now calls the beautiful island of Malta home after eleven good years in Atlanta, GA. When she’s not working or writing—or muttering to myself about it like a batty old maid—she enjoys spending time with family and friends (both online and offline), reading, cooking, watching a good movie, taking trips, and ogling shoe store displays.

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