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Evolved Publishing Releases 4 New Books May 19, 2014

It’s Launch Day!

We really love these days, when we bring new books into the world for your reading pleasure. In this case, this is just the first of 2 book launches 2 weeks apart, so it’s a fun time.

This time around, we have a children’s picture book for the tikes 3-6 years old, a literary saga for readers 13 and older, and a pair of erotic romances for the adult crowd. So you parents can find 2 great books for your kids, and 2 great books for yourselves.

So gear up! We have many hours of relaxing escape from the daily grind now available.

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (3-6 Years Old):

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Jonathan Gould (Author) and John Cardinal (Illustrator)

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When Thomas finds a talking turtle in his yard, he’s amazed and surprised—especially when the turtle insists, “I’m not a turtle. I’m a tiger!” After a visit to the zoo and a fun chase, the turtle—or is it a tiger?—discovers an important truth and makes a fast friend.

Storyteller Jonathan Gould crafts a humorous and heartwarming tale about friendship, acceptance and self-esteem, colorfully illustrated by John Cardinal.

LITERARY SAGA (13 and Older):

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After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light—two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean.

Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena’s plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions.

These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena’s home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself “The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky.” A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom.

But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever… and perhaps their world as well.

CONTEMPORARY EROTIC ROMANCE (Adults Only):

HomeIsWhereTheHeatIs_300dpi_200x300Home Is Where the Heat Is by Amelia James

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The Twisted Mosaic readers’ favorite, Claire, has some twisted fun of her own.

Dependable paralegal Claire O’Connor knows the man of her dreams is out there waiting for her, and she’s ready for him. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she discovers not one but two men who lust for her. One adores her; the other challenges her. One makes sense; the other is a gamble.

Despite the family tragedy that shaped his past, JT Luck has only known success professionally. His personal life, however, is a failure. He doesn’t want a relationship, and while his ‘let it ride’ attitude keeps most women at a distance, Claire is eager to roll with him.

But when she finds out Kurt Langston, the office’s resident computer geek, harbors a secret crush on her, she wonders if he’s the safer bet. Kurt doesn’t get close to people, and his feelings for Claire make no sense in his carefully ordered life. His unexpected bond with JT pushes him to take chances he never imagined.

Go all-in or go home? Either way, the heat could be more than they can handle.

EROTICA / EROTIC ROMANCE (Adults Only):

Protecting_Portia_300dpi_200x300Protecting Portia by Pavarti K. Tyler

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This is the second of the erotic romance series of Sugar House Novellas.

Jackson Grady met the love of his life. Unfortunately, he was running drugs for a pimp named Sasha at the time, who asked him to keep an eye on their new acquisition from Russia, the bedraggled beauty named Portia. She touched his heart and forced him to confront the kind of man he’d become.

Now, Portia and Jackson both work at The Sugar House. He continuously looks out for her, and longs for her with his every breath, but knows he is unworthy of such an angel. What will Portia do to win not only the heart, but also the body, of the man she loves?

Welcome to the world of The Sugar House, and the men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?

Be sure to check out the other Sugar House Novellas, starting with Sugar & Salt, already available, and ending with Dual Domination, coming in December 2014.

Author Pavarti K. Tyler Discusses the Making of “Protecting Portia”

This book launches six days from today, on May 19th!

Protecting_Portia_300dpi_200x300Jackson Grady met the love of his life. Unfortunately, he was running drugs for a pimp named Sasha at the time, who asked him to keep an eye on their new acquisition from Russia, the bedraggled beauty named Portia. She touched his heart and forced him to confront the kind of man he’d become.

Now, Portia and Jackson both work at The Sugar House. He continuously looks out for her, and longs for her with his every breath, but knows he is unworthy of such an angel. What will Portia do to win not only the heart, but also the body, of the man she loves?

Welcome to the world of The Sugar House, and the men and women who will fulfill your every fantasy. But can they find a way to fulfill their own?

Be sure to check out the other Sugar House Novellas, starting with Sugar & Salt, already available, and ending with Dual Domination, coming in December 2014.
 
 
GUEST POST
Bio_Pic-Pavarti_Tyler_300dpi_760x790Author Pavarti K. Tyler has dropped by to talk a little bit about her writing of Protecting Portia. This is the second in the steamy, romantic, erotic Sugar House Novellas series. These quick tales walk the line between romance and erotica, and will likely appeal to fans of both, which is why we’ve classified them in both categories. And now, we’ll let Pavarti tell you how this great book came to be.
 
 
 
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Writing Protecting Portia was an exercise in frustration. I wrote it three times before I finally got it right on the fourth pass. The story of Jackson and Portia just had so much going on, so much depth, so much hotness, and so much for the characters to exorcise, I just had to get it right.

Why was it so important? Well, because I tackled some big issues in this one: sex trafficking, PTSD in vets, addiction and our innate desire to be loved, even when we don’t think we deserve it. Perhaps especially then.

Oh, and then there’s the fact that much of the book is written from Jackson’s point of view. He’s a black man raised in New York city, deployed to Afghanistan, who returned home after a major injury and seeing his entire unit die. So I could totally pull from first hand experience on that… or not!

As an author, we pull in our own assumptions as we write, thoughts and feelings for our characters, but the further one digs into the reality of that world, the less we begin to matter. Jackson became very real to me. I could hear him speaking to me, his self doubt and desperation, but also the sweetness buried deep within him and his complete, undying adoration of the woman he loved.

I kept trying to tell him to go for it, tell her how you feel, but he didn’t listen. Ultimately, it was Portia who had to convince him. Of course it was. She was the one who really understood him, and the only one he really trusted.

Protecting Portia was hard fought, but I believe completely worth the effort. Now that it’s been edited (kudos to Melissa Sawatsky and Lane Diamond) and set to print with the amazing cover Mallory Rock designed, I can sit back and watch as Jackson and Portia share their story with you, knowing it finally got right where it needed to be all along.

Author Amelia James Explains “What Ménage Romance is Really About”

Amelia James, author of The Twisted Mosaic erotica series, says there’s more to ménage romance than you might think.

Before you pop over to Amelia’s blog to get her take on ménage, be sure to check out her full erotica series below. (Or perhaps come back after you’re done.) We’re so sure you’re going to love it, we’re now offering the first eBook in the series for JUST 99 CENTS, giving you a low-risk opportunity to discover this… uh… steamy story.

For Amelia’s blog post, please click on this link:
What Ménage Romance is Really About

Her_Twisted_Pleasures_v2_300dpi_200x300Her Twisted Pleasures
Talia indulges her sexual pleasures, turning her life into a twisted mess. Sleeping with Alex is dangerous and reckless. She craves that excitement. Loving Will is comforting and safe. She needs that stability. Why can’t she get everything she wants from one man? Will has everything under control, and watching his girlfriend flirt with his best friend fuels his lust for her. He loves Talia, and he trusts Alex. It’s all good… as long as he makes the rules. Alex doesn’t give a damn about rules. He knows how to play with fire without getting burned. It’s just sex with Talia. No emotions means no attachments—that’s one rule he won’t break. Sometimes dirty little secrets are more dirty than secret.
 
 
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Alex has everything he wants. He loves the power that comes with his job, and fooling around with his boss provides the illicit kink he needs. He’s in charge and trusts no one. Will should’ve learned something from his disastrous past, but he’s distanced himself from everyone who loved him, keeping the pain in protective custody. He has no use for entanglements. Talia has a new man, safe and secure—and boring as hell. She won’t sleep with him until she knows she wants only him. But she can’t forget, or forgive, the men who indulged her wildest fantasies and violated her trust. They’re happy apart… until Alex’s case forces them back together, and Talia discovers she still craves both her former lovers. Can only one love her enough to satisfy her twisted desires and provide the stability she needs?
 
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Will loves Talia, and he’s willing to give up everything to be with her. Their future hinges on her answer to one simple question. But when he leaves his life behind to pursue her, he’s confronted with choices he didn’t expect. Alex loves Talia, but he needs proof he can trust her. Words mean nothing to him without action. But his actions lead him to believe that love has no limits, and the choices he faces may not, either. Talia loves Alex… and Will. One man pushes her sexual boundaries and indulges her fantasies, while the other understands her twisted desires and keeps her secure in his heart. How can she possibly choose between them? No more secrets. No more lies. Old love? New love? Or do they have a third option? Sometimes, love takes an unexpected twist.
 
The_Twisted_Mosaic_Omnibus_300dpi_200x300The Twisted Mosaic – Special Omnibus Edition
All three Twisted Mosaic books (Her Twisted Pleasures, Their Twisted Love, and His Twisted Choice) in one volume, plus a deleted scene, and three exclusive bonus stories!

It’s a Trashy Sale (aka Erotica Books for 99 Cents)

For our adult readers who enjoy their stories on the steamy side….

Author Amelia James’ 3 erotica books from her Twisted Mosaic series are all on sale for just $0.99, but just through this weekend. So hurry, go check it out at her blog, linked below!

Trashy’s Birthday Fling 99-Cent Sale!

Author Amelia James Discusses Her Approach to Writing

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“My Writing Process and Plan – Or How I Manage to Put Trashy Words on a Page” – A Post by Author Amelia James

Plan? I’m the mother of an energetic three-year-old. Any plans I make are subject to her whims. However, my writing process is as constant as the northern star (Shakespeare as quoted by General Chang [Christopher Plummer] in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). And it’s just as random as the previous sentence.

My process starts rather simply. I get bored, my mind wanders, and eventually I stumble onto an idea either for a work in progress or something new. I write it down as soon as possible, before I forget it. I keep a notebook and pen with me at all times, but usually I drag out my laptop. If for some reason—the above-mentioned three-year-old is most often the culprit—I can’t write it down, I repeat the ideas in my head until I get them on paper. That’s the constant part.

Then I play my favorite writer’s mind game: What if? That’s probably the best part of the process for me. I write down every possibility I can think of, even the bad ideas because sometimes bad ideas lead to good ones. Enter randomness.

Most of this takes place after I’ve met my characters. Romance is character-driven so until I know who they are and understand their conflicts, I can’t write a story. But sometimes I deal with a particularly stubborn character who won’t tell me what’s bugging him until after I finish his book. (Will!) So many times I’ll start writing before I know exactly where I’m going, though I have a general idea where we’ll end up. Romance has a definite formula: boy meets girl, boy sleeps with girl, BIG misunderstanding, makeup sex, and happily ever after. But the journey is much more important than the destination. I believe in making my characters earn their happy.

The journey, much like my process, has many twists and turns I don’t often see coming. I’ll start writing a scene for which I had a pretty clear plan going in, but then someone says or does something I don’t expect. That’s where the fun begins. I’m probably the most unorganized, haphazard writer you’ll ever meet. When other writers ask me for advice, I send them to someone else. What works for me probably won’t work for them. It doesn’t even work for me half the time. I spend too much time self-editing while I write. When it turns into nitpicking, I know it’s time to stop.

But I can’t stop, so I never re-read one of my books after it’s been published. And I never say never (never stick to it, that is). I have plans for two sequels, which will require thorough re-reading. I’m not looking forward to it. (Why did I use that word?) But I’m excited to be writing these two books. It took a while to get in touch with my characters again, but now that I have, we’re gonna have a trashy good time.

Were you looking for an organized, step by step romance writing instruction manual? Sorry to disappoint you. This is all personality. (Yay! I have one.) If I have a point to make it’s this: write what you love and do what works for you. Be true to your characters and listen to them. That’s how my writing process begins and ends.

If you stuck with me through this rambling, jumbled process, I’d like to say thanks to you and all my readers. But I’m more than words. To show my gratitude, I’m offering a few of my titles at special prices this month (details below). Thank you again and enjoy!

Amelia James’ Books:

Tell_Me_You_Want_Me_300dpi_200x300Tell Me You Want Me
Regular Price $4.99
Sales Price at Amazon & Barnes and Nobleicon $2.99 (through Dec. 8)
 
 
Secret_Storm_300dpi_200x300Secret Storm
Regular Price $4.99
Sales Price at Amazon & Barnes and Nobleicon $0.99 (through Dec. 8)
 
 
Her_Twisted_Pleasures_v2_300dpi_200x300Her Twisted Pleasures (The Twisted Mosaic #1)
Regular Price $3.99
 
 
 
Their_Twisted_Love_v2_300dpi_200x300Their Twisted Love (The Twisted Mosaic #2)
Regular Price $3.99
 
 
 
His_Twisted_Choice_300dpi_200x300His Twisted Choice (The Twisted Mosaic #3)
Regular Price $3.99
 
 
 
The_Twisted_Mosaic_Omnibus_300dpi_200x300The Twisted Mosaic – Special Omnibus Edition
Regular Price $8.99
Sales Price Everywhere $6.99 (through Dec. 31) (Click on cover or title for Retail Purchase Links)