Cover Reveal ~ Tempted Anthology

Tempted Anthology
Release Date:  12 August, 2014
Cover Design:  Robin Harper of Wicked
by Design
Event organized
: Into the Night
Eleven amazing authors have come together to bring you
this anthology of ten full length novels and one bonus novella and all proceeds
will go to March of Dimes, which funds lifesaving research and programs and
works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
Be Brave – Be Real – Be Tempted
Christa Cervone – On the Ropes
R.D. Cole – Learning to Live
W. Ferraro – Three of Spades
Sarah Goodman – Life’s Perfect Plan
Heather Gunter – Changing Tunes
J.M. La Rocca – Lifeless
Isabel Lucero – Living in Sin
Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Desperation of Love
Megan Noelle – Fool For You
Mary A Wasowski – A Changed Life
Whitney G – My Last Resolution (bonus novella)



On the Ropes –
Christa Cervone
***Author’s note*** This book is not
recommended for readers under the age of eighteen, due to strong sexual
content, language, child abuse, and drug reference. Also, this is the first
book in a series.
A murderer’s child…A foster child…A troubled
teen…Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has never had an easy life. Being shuffled from
one foster home to another after his father murdered his mother, he found
himself in and out of trouble with the law. Never giving a damn about himself,
let alone anyone else, his life was spiraling out of control; fast. Until one
man and one sport changed everything.
Frankie Carbone taught Saint how to handle his
anger and rejection; by fighting it out in the ring. On his way to stardom,
Saint finds himself pushed into the spotlight and into the arms of more women
than he can ever imagine; he’s completely content with one night stands and
random sex.
Then Salem Harris comes walking into his life
and changes his game plan. Saint finds himself wanting Salem in all the ways
that scare him. She is off limits; taken. But that doesn’t stop Saint from
going after what he wants, and he wants her.
Frankie showed Saint a new way of life with
Boxing, but will Salem give him the one thing he’s never known – love? Will
Saint find himself fighting for the one thing he thinks he doesn’t deserve or
will Salem end up breaking his heart? Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has had to fight
for every good thing he’s gotten in his life.
** Head over to Christa’s blog for a preview of Chapter 1 from On the Ropes **
Learning to Live
– R.D. Cole
Being alive and living are not always the same.
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has
rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive
boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no
one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she
moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories
of the one person she misses everyday. Too late she finds herself caught in a
storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she’s determined to fight them off.
Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to
attend one of the finest Med schools in the country and follow in his dad’s
foot steps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he
meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she
is unwilling to share, but he’s never given up on something he wants and he
wants Tru.
Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and
welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her
defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax’s reach?
After tragedy living is not easy, but with the
right person it can be learned.
Three of Spades
– W. Ferraro
Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys
everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his
terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach
her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire.
There is one catch. He has to play the part of
Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and
finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of
shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her
body craves and demands in the bedroom.
Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie
teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious
playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he,
himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?
Life’s Perfect
Plan – Sarah Goodman
Married to her college sweetheart, Elizabeth
Thomas has the perfect life, and just about everything is going according to
her Life Plan. A senior lawyer at her firm at thirty, living in her dream home,
the only thing left to check off the Life Plan list is a baby.
Struggling with infertility, and after several
unsuccessful attempts to conceive, Beth’s husband, Grant, just wants life to be
normal again. Together, they decide to give it one more try and Beth is sure
this time it’s going to work. She’s finally going to have her perfect Life
But when tragedy strikes, and a new plan is
needed, will Beth be able to cope with all the changes the new plan throws at
her? Will she be able to overcome her loss and heartache to discover the new
plan is really Life’s Perfect Plan?
Heather Gunter – Changing Tunes
Ashley Davis is over her high school ‘bitch’
label and has decided to reinvent herself. College offers a new beginning, a
chance to be different. After being assaulted, she’s realized that she needs to
change and college is just the place to do it. Nobody knows the Ashley she used
to be and she’d like to keep it that way.
Afraid of falling into the same patterns she
decides that having no friends, no life and focusing on school is the way to
go, but she didn’t bank on someone like Mac as her roommate or the tall, dark
and completely geek hot in his glasses, Zeke Whitman.
Ezekiel (Zeke) Whitman is driven and focused
when it comes to school. When he’s forced to partner with a tall, leggy blonde
with a slight attitude, he’s thrown for a loop. With so much at stake, Zeke
can’t afford distractions and Ashley is certainly that. From their first encounter
Zeke sees more than just another gorgeous girl.
As Ashley grapples with leaving the ‘old’ her
behind, she realizes that sometimes changing tunes isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Sometimes you have to keep a little of the person that you were, in order to
become the person that you want to be.
J.M. La Rocca – Lifeless
After graduating from the University of South
Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually
married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s
time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with
her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works
as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s not Scarlett’s dream job, but it’s
better than not having a job at all, and who would mind working with famous
people, right?
Then she gets assigned to EA’s newest client,
Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also
known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has
an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.
At their first meeting, the chemistry between
them is undeniable.
The love that comes later is unexpected.
But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past
has now intruded on his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets
are, the real deception begins.
Isabel Lucero – Living in Sin
**This story contains graphic sexual content
and strong language. Intended for mature audiences only.**
Jace Jamison is every woman’s fantasy. He’s a
mysterious businessman willing to sweep you off your feet, a tattooed bad boy
from the wrong side of the tracks, and a sexy friend you want to take that next
step with. Jace is everything and anything you want him to be. He’s a highly
paid escort.
But nobody knows who Jace really is; the man
whose dad abandoned him, whose brother was killed, and who had to take care of
his mom at a young age. At the age of nineteen, he was living in Sin City,
ready for a life away from stress and struggle.
Adrienne has been having a sexual drought since
she broke up with her boyfriend. Even then she wasn’t getting fully satisfied.
Being an event planner, she’s constantly working at numerous events. Several
times she’s seen a man she can only refer to as the God-like creature at her
work functions. He’s devastatingly handsome, tall, and has beautiful eyes, but
he’s always with a different woman. The last thing she needs is another player
in her life.
After a few chance encounters with Jace, her
best friend convinces her to just get some good sex out of him and not worry
about who she’s seen him with. But what happens when she finds out that he
isn’t dating these women because he wants to, but because he’s paid to?
Keeping his job a secret from Adrienne seems
easy at first, but when she begins meeting people he knows in his escort life,
and they begin getting closer, he knows he has to tell her before someone else
When their worlds entwine, and confessions are
made, will they be able to work through it? Will she be able to push aside his
sins and focus on the good in him? Will Jace get what he’s never had? A woman
who wants him despite what he’s done. Or will living in sin cost him what he
never knew he wanted?
*An erotic, contemporary romance* – *Book one in a series, but can be read as
a standalone.*
Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Desperation of Love
To the outside world, Jordan Burke appears to
have the perfect life. A fulfilling career, family and great friends, but looks
can be deceiving. Events from her childhood, and a painful secret, keep Jordan
isolated and unwilling to commit to any man. For her, every relationship comes
with its own expiration date.
Alex Garza has lived in the shadow of his
brother’s fame for most of his life. He’s an outcast in his own family and
never able to put his own needs first. When his brother gives up his career to
settle down, Alex is forced to reevaluate his life plans too. Over the past
year, his friendship with Jordan has developed into a source of comfort. Now
that he has the time to devote to a relationship, can he convince her to take a
chance on love or will their painful pasts and a tragic event destroy their
Megan Noelle – Fool For You
Seven years ago Danielle Hamilton left her home
in Serenity Cove leaving behind a drug addicted mother, work-obsessed
Grandmother and the first boy she has ever loved. Danielle promised herself she
would never return, but now – she has no choice. The family Inn her
Grandparents put their lives into is going under and Danielle is the last hope
they have to save it. When she temporarily returns to her home town, she’s even
less prepared than expected to run into her first love, Oliver Garrison.
After their encounter leaves her on edge she
decides what is really needed is a distraction. What she doesn’t expect is the
way she feels when she meets Corey Preston with the bad boy edge, a gentle
heart and smoking body.
Oliver is everything she thought she ever
wanted while Corey is everything she never thought she needed.
Dani promised herself when she left Serenity
Cove at 18 that never again, would this be her home. However, her heart didn’t
get the memo and for the first time in her life, she feels at home.
But will her demons from the past let her have
the love she deserves? Or will she return to her life in New York – once again
leaving her heart behind in the one place she fears to be?
Mary A Wasowski – A Changed Life
Change is never easy.
For seventeen year old Nicolette Vanelle, life
is about to change…
Relocating to California, Nicolette finds
herself starting over. A new high school. New friends. New life.
Attending her first Hollywood event, Nicolette
meets bad boy Michael St. Clair, and unknowingly becomes the object of his
Feeling overwhelmed by Michael’s attention, she
escapes the party to go to the beach where she meets Simon Paulson. He takes
her breath away, an inevitable connection leading to romance between the young
Nicolette and Simon’s happiness is short lived
and their relationship is put to the ultimate test when tragedy befalls
Can Nicolette find the strength and courage to
emerge from the darkness she fell into? Will Simon’s unconditional love be
enough to bring her back into the light?
Life can change in an instant, leaving you
changed forever.
Whitney G – My Last Resolution (bonus novella)
My boyfriend is an asshole.
A pure, one of a kind,
I-wish-I-was-making-this-up asshole.
Every year, I write “Dump his ass” as
my most important resolution, but I’ve never done it.
Until now.
Well, kind of 
Instead of showing up to our “secret”
engagement party, I’ve shown up to the airport–ready and willing to go
wherever the next flight is bound. Determined to keep and fulfill all of my resolutions,
I’m proud of myself for finally striking out on my own.
Until I never make it to my final destination.
Until the sexy stranger who sat next to me on the plane changes everything.
Until my “last resolution” is fulfilled a lot earlier than I thought…



Author Bios, Pictures and Social Media Links
Christa Cervone

and raised in New England, Christa is a married mother of three. She began
writing her first book, Broken, in October 2012, as a love story to her
husband, Frank. During the writing process, Christa managed to keep her book a
secret from the majority of her family and friends, including her mother. She
finally revealed that she had written a book on her personal Facebook page just
two weeks before Broken was released.

Broken was released in
February 2013, and within twenty-four hours of its release, it was on Amazon’s
Movers and Shakers list as well as in the Top 20 Erotica. Christa released her
second novel, On the Ropes – Book One in the Down for the Count series, in
February 2014. On the Ropes has also climbed the charts on Amazon, hitting the
Top 10 Sports Fiction and the Top 20 Romance Sports Fiction lists. Book Two,
Going the Distance, is slated to be released in the summer of 2014.
Christa also has
several other novels in the works, with no release dates announced at this
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R.D. Cole

Cole is a lively person with a determination to make it in life. Once her mind
gets set on an idea she pursues it with passion. As long as she has God and her
family she feels she can conquer everyday. Besides reading and writing she
loves to sing, dance, and go mudding on her Souped-up Can Am. Her hubby is 9
years younger but he seems more mature than her at times and they level one
another out. She has a beautiful daughter named Bethani who is a miracle and a
fighter. She’s the only known living survivor of Matthew Woods Syndrome and
when no one thought she’d live R.D. said “yes she will.” R.D. takes
nothing for granted when it comes to life. “Everything can be ripped from
your fingers before they can grasp it. So if you want something in life, do it.
Go for it.”

That same mindset has
helped R.D. write small pieces of her life mixed in to fictional settings and
characters that will capture your heart.
“Read on. Dream
on. Write on.” -R.D. Cole
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W. Ferraro

live in New England with my young family. I’m a stay at home mom to two very
active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I
decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I’m not
writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the

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Sarah Goodman

Goodman was born and raised in Central Florida. She grew a love for the beach
and reading. Sarah married her high school sweetheart and was blessed with
three sons. Sarah has taught off and on for 16 years teaching four and five
year olds. The other time she is a stay at home mom to her boys. Life consists
of baseball, music lessons, soccer, and car pooling. When she isn’t too busy or
tired she writes.

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Heather Gunter
is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys.  She balances spending as much
time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews
book blog and her day job.  Her love of animals sees her home in Canton,
GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.
campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong
conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.
A talented
singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that
goal aside in exchange for her writing.  A self proclaimed geek, whatever
spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.
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J.M. La Rocca
J.M. La Rocca was born
in Chicago, IL. At an early age, her family relocated to lower Alabama where
she began her love for writing. She currently resides in Pensacola, FL with her
husband and twin sons. As a stay at home mom, La Rocca was able to pursue her
love for writing. It was always an unrealized dream to write her own books.
With the love and support from her husband Tony, family, and friends, she set
forth and fulfilled that dream.
Aside from writing she
also loves to read, listen to music, drink wine, indulge on chocolate, chase
her little ones around, and spend time with her family and friends.
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Isabel Lucero
Isabel Lucero is the
author of The Secrets That We Keep, the Amazon bestseller, Living in Sin, and
Unforgivable Sin. She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky
enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air
Force. She’s been married for ten years to the love of her life and Jr. High School
sweetheart. Her husband is Author W.S. Greer and together they have two of the
best and most beautiful kids in the world.
Isabel’s love for
reading is anything but new, she’s been reading since before she was a
teenager. She started reading books by Mary Higgins Clark and James Patterson
before being catapulted into the indie author world thanks to a little somebody
named E.L. James.
She currently lives
overseas and is working on book three of The Escort Series. Isabel loves
connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Alice Montalvo-Tribue
Alice Montalvo-Tribue
lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree
in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends
most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging
out on a beach.
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Megan Noelle
I am Megan Noelle! I
have been writing for many years and currently have two books out that are part
of a series. My For You series were the first novels I published but I had to
stop everything to write Stefan and Grey’s story in, A Broken Forever. I have
been writing since I was old enough to hold a pen and finally pursued my dream
of becoming a novelist.  Writing is my
passion and I am all for following one’s passions! One of my other passions is
being a mom of my adorable daughter Peyton. When I’m not writing I’m a stay at
home mom and a full time student. I’m getting close to finishing my 2-year
degree and I am more than ready for a break.
There are many things I want to do in life, but if I can write, be with
my daughter and my family—I will be happy!
5 *NEW* Random Things You Don’t Know About Me!
  1. I have recently retired my love for Diet Coke and
    focused solely on Diet Pepsi. And yes, I know all about aspartame, and all that
    bad stuff. But, it’s delicious.
  2. I would someday love to write a book that Tim Burton
    wants to make into a movie!
  3. I have an unfailing love for many movies I watched
    growing up (not just Disney) and it is very difficult for me to like anything
    new. Some of my favorites set the bar too high apparently! (When Harry Met
    Sally, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Father of the Bride Part I & II, &
    many more!)
  4. I have a horrible wonderful addiction to book
  5. I have more story ideas in my head than I will ever be
    able to write. 

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A Wasowski
I call New Jersey my
home where I live and share my life with my husband Henry, and our three sons.
Every day is a busy one around the Wasowski home. We are all running in many
directions, but at the end of the day we come together as one.
To write my first book
was an accomplishment I never thought would be realized.  Dreaming of it and actually doing it are two
very different things.
Writing has changed my
entire life. It brings happiness and fulfilment to areas in my life that I
didn’t even know were missing. It’s also one of the hardest jobs that I have
ever done. It takes me away from my family, friends, and the little day to day
tasks that once upon a time seemed normal. Now I have a writing cave. What the
heck is that? Well it’s my second home where I write my heart out and hopefully
produce something that will make many people smile.
Chasing the
dream…one book at a time!
You can find me on
these social media sites:
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Whitney G
A self diagnosed candy
addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to
write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of
Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the
“imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life
Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she’s not locked
inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:
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