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Thursday
Feb272014

I'm a USA Today Bestseller!!! Thank you, readers!

 

Yesterday I got the fantastic news that the RIDING DESIRE box set hit the USA Today Bestseller list!!!!

*dances around* *throws confestti* *drinks margaritas*

I'm so beyond thrilled. For those of you who don't know, hitting the USAT and NYT Bestseller lists is a really big deal for writers. It's like getting to put Golden Globe Winner in front of your name as an actor. So this is so damn exciting.

And I have YOU to thank. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone one of you who bought RIDING DESIRE. Huge hugs! You're the best.

Now let's try to get to the NYT Bestselller list. ; )  RIDING DESIRE is still available fo 99 cents for those of you who haven't grabbed your copy yet. (Nook | Kindle | iTunes)

 

 


 

Also, NEED YOU TONIGHT, is out in the UK and Australia today. You guys get it early for a change! : )  And U.S. readers, Kade will be here next week! Yay!  (Let's get him on a list too! You know he'd love that. And it would make Jace wildly jealous. ;) )

 

U.S. CoverUK Cover

She’s making a wish list, and he wants to be on top.


From foster kid to trophy wife, Tessa McAllen is about to reinvent herself all over again—and defy every insult her cheating ex-husband ever used against her: Selfish? She’s championing a charity. Stupid? She’s getting her degree.

Boring in bed?

Kade Vandergriff can help her with that one. When they encounter each other at a singles event held at one of his restaurants, Tessa blurts out that kink is for girls who try too hard, and Kade instantly wants to show this sassy stranger how thrilling a night under his command can be…but when he learns her name, the game changes for both of them.

In high school, Tessa was the popular girl who stuttering, awkward Kade fell for. But she chose another. Now, as she eagerly learns lesson after lesson, he’s going to make sure she never forgets him again.

Pre-Order (U.S): Amazon | B&N 

Thanks, y'all!

Tuesday
Feb252014

FIFTY FIRST TIMES is here and only 1.99! Read a sneak peek...

Look at that, it's another release day. This is seriously going to be the busiest three weeks ever for me, lol. But I'm really excited to be part of this kickass anthology. FIFTY FIRST TIMES is a New Adult anthology about *drumroll*...first times. How's that for a high concept title? ; )

My story is one of the two male/male stories in the bunch but there is something in this collection for everyone. And we have some awesome, big time authors in it too. So go forth and buy. This is not the normal price and I have no idea how long the promotional price of 1.99 will run so get it now! 

Buy it: Amazon | Nook | Kobo

And if you want to read a sneak peek of my story "Two In the Morning", scroll down. Happy reading!

Blurb:

You always remember your first time...

Whether it's the couple who decides not to go through with it, the two boys who finally aren't ashamed, the newlyweds whose wedding night could very well be their last night together, the deaf pair who have no choice but to take body language to a new level--or, of course, the two young lovers fumbling and laughing, getting everything wrong. These are the memories that will never fade.
Join nineteen fantastic authors as they pull back the curtain and give you a peek inside that one intense moment in their characters' lives when everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again.
Featuring stories from some of the hottest names in New Adult, Young Adult, and Romance including New York Times Bestselling authors J.Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout, Molly McAdams, Sophie Jordan, and Carrie Ryan.

NOTE: These stories are works of fiction. If you want to know about our first times, you'll have to buy us a pet monkey first.

 

 

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READ THE OPENING OF MY STORY "Two in the Morning"

Copyrighted Material Roni Loren 2014 - All Rights Reserved Harper Collins Publishing Group

EXCERPT

There were three things I knew for sure as I lay in the dark of my cinder-block cell of a dorm room.

One: I shouldn’t be awake.

Two: I definitely should not be listening to my roommate round second base with Cami/Cassie/Chloe, or whatever her C-name was.

And, three: I should not be sporting the monster of all hard-ons from all those deep, growly sounds Malcolm kept making.

Goddammit.

I needed to turn over. I needed to face the window and my desk and the stack of physics textbooks instead of the wall with the closet and the narrow full length mirror that was giving me just enough view of movement to make me feel like some creeper. But I was afraid if I flipped over, I’d alert them that I was awake. I closed my eyes and tried to block it all out, but the girl’s muffled giggle and then kissing sounds made it hard to ignore. 

My gaze flicked over to the mirror again, and there was a flash of Malcolm’s bare shoulders as he shifted what’s-her-name beneath him. It wasn’t an unfamiliar sight. Hell, I’d seen Malcolm in the locker room every damn day during soccer season in high school, but something about seeing him like this was altogether different. It made me want things I shouldn’t. It made me want to tell him.

Who was I kidding? It made me want him.

Screw it. I couldn’t keep watching. I needed to move. I rolled over, wishing I could fall into some portal that would take me anywhere but here in this moment. It wouldn’t hurt if the portal could also transform me into a guy who’d be turned on by C-girl’s sighing girly sounds instead of my best friend’s caveman ones. My pillow shifted with me as I rolled, and the corner caught the wire from my phone charger. Horror streaked through me as my phone launched off the crates I used as a bedside table. I grabbed for it, the scene morphing into slow motion, but my fingers only grazed the wire. The phone clattered onto the ugly linoleum floor, making a noise that sounded like a bomb going off in the muffled quiet of the room.

I froze, my lips clamped together to keep the string of colorful profanities from escaping. Please God, please God, please…

Whispered sounds, then Malcolm’s sleepy, lust-drunk southern accent drifting over from across the room. “You awake, Bates?”

That’s it, God, I’m going atheist. 

I debated whether or not to open my mouth. What the hell was I supposed to say? Yeah, man, just hanging out over here listening to you get it on with your girl of the week. Soldier on. Don’t mind the tented sheets. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Fuck.

“Hmm?” I said, a lame attempt to sound like I was coming out of a deep sleep.

  The girl let out a whispered ohmigod, and there was a hurried rustling of sheets or clothes. Her voice was urgent and low but I could hear everything. “Malcolm, where’s my bra? Find it. I don’t want him to see anything.”

Malcolm chuckled at her obvious panic. “Bates, if you’re really awake, close your eyes for a minute. Chrissy’s got to get herself together.”

Chrissy. That was it. I knew it was something like that, but Mal went through hook-ups so quickly I’d need a spreadsheet and a flow chart to keep them straight. And dear Chrissy had no need to freak out. As much as I wished it weren’t the case, I had about as much interest in seeing her naked as I did in seeing my seventy-year old astronomy professor do a striptease. I’d tried the boob thing in high school. Saw them. Touched them. Even tasted one. Well, two, I guess. It wasn’t something you could just do one of,  apparently, but the whole experience had been clumsy and uncomfortable. 

“Um, you don’t have to leave because of me,” I said into the dark. “I can, you know, go hang out in the lounge until y’all are, uh, done or whatever.”  

Awkward, aisle one. But what else was I supposed to do? It was a high bullet point on the bro code that one should not cock-block a friend. I’d learned this freshman year from our dorm neighbors Howie and Jun. Apparently, Howie could never remember the sock tied around the doorknob signal and interrupted Jun and his girlfriend regularly. 

“Dude, it’s two in the morning,” Malcolm said. “What the hell are you going to do in the lounge?”

Not listen to you. Not think about you in completely non-best friend ways. Not wonder what’s she’s doing to get you to make those sounds. “They have cable out there.”

“No, it’s okay,” Chrissy said. “I need to get out of here anyway. I’m leaving early to drive home for Thanksgiving break, so I better get some sleep.”

“Baby, you don’t have to go so soon,” Malcolm said in that voice that I was convinced channeled the Force because it was so damn effective. Chrissy could probably feel her underwear being tugged down by invisible hands.

“Aww, you’re sweet,” she said and the click of heels hit the linoleum as she apparently slipped on her shoes. “But I really shouldn’t have stayed this late anyway. Call me when you get back into town, okay?”

“Definitely,” Malcolm said, all Alabama charm and promises. But I knew definitely probably meant never. Mal was good at finding girls to make out with but rarely hung out with any of them more than once or twice. This was Chrissy’s second rotation, so her library card was about to expire.

There was a quick smooch sound, more clicking of heels, and then a shaft of light cut across the room as she opened the door to the hall. She gave a little finger wave to us both and then slipped out.

I blew out a breath, thankful that my body was finally calming down and cooperating, but still feeling like a dick for interrupting. “I’m sorry, man. I didn’t meant to—”

“Nah,” Malcolm said, cutting him off and flicking on his desk lamp. “I knew you were awake the whole time.”

“What?” I pushed up on my elbows. 

He grinned, a flash of white teeth in the lamplight, as he climbed out of his bed. He grabbed a rubberband off his desk and tied his hair back, somehow making wavy shoulder-length hair look masculine. “Dude, you snore like a fucking lumberjack when you sleep, and you were quiet as a mouse tonight. Perv.”

My face went hot. “Y’all were noisy.”

He waggled his eyebrows. “I have that effect on women.”

I snorted. “If you knew I was up, why didn’t you say something sooner? You know I would’ve made myself scarce.”

He stretched his arms above his head, causing his pants to sink lower on his hips and his abs to flex in their full glory. God, did he have to preen? I was having a hard enough time focusing as it was. The talk I gave myself on a daily basis lately ran through my head on loop. He’s your best friend. He’s straight. He thinks you are, too. Ruin this and you have nothing. 


Monday
Feb242014

Win Gift Card Goodness in the RIDING DESIRE contests!

Hi y'all! First, HUGE thanks to everyone who has bought the RIDING DESIRE boxed set. We've been holding steady in the Amazon Top 50 since release and are a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Anthologies! Yay! *hugs*

And if you haven't bought it, get to it! The 99 cents release price is only for a limited time. And where else can you get 14 hot biker novellas for under a buck? Available at Amazon or on Nook. (Apple and Kobo links are coming soon!)

And tomorrow, I have another release I'm super excited about with FIFTY FIRST TIMES: A New Adult Anthology. More about that tomorrow. (And then next week is Kade!)

But for now you have a great opportunity to to win a $50 gift card from Amazon with this contest:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

AND The Smutketeers are running a Biker Pimp Dash in honor of RIDING DESIRE, so you can also pop over there and win up to $100 gift certificate!

See y'all tomorrow! 

 

Tuesday
Feb182014

RIDING DESIRE: Bad Boy Biker Boxed Set is here and only .99 cents!

All right, ya'll. The first of three release weeks is here. Lots of great stories coming your way. And I'm kicking it off with the RIDING DESIRE boxed set. This is 14 never-before-released novellas by 14 bestselling authors - 1200 pages of yumminess, y'all.


The stories are mostly New Adult (which is what mine is) and Erotic Romance. And it's only going to be at this price for a limited time. And the boxed set itself will only be up for a few months, so get it now before these are all broken into their own books!

Here's a little about my story:

 

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Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with an uppity chick from the private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the blue-collar help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.

 

Now go, click, buy! ;)  Amazon | Barnes and Noble

 


Monday
Feb102014

Cover Reveal: BLURRING THE LINES (Invitation to Eden series)

Hey y'all. I know I've been revealing cover after cover lately, but that's because I have so much going on! (That's a good thing, right?)

This book won't be out until August and is part of a fun multi-author series that centers on the mysterious island of Eden, where the island always knows what you need. : )

The series starts at the end of March with a FREE prequel from Lauren Hawkeye. Then each month, three new books will release. Mine will be in August, but I hope you'll check out some of the others, too, as the series progresses because man, we have some great authors including Carly Phillips, Joey W. Hill, Opal Carew, Sara Fawkes...the list goes on. See the full list of 27 authors here.

And if you want to find out more about the Invitation to Eden series and the books in it, check out our shiny new website.

In the meantime, here is my cover. Isn't it GORGEOUS? I'm in love with it. Blurb is also below.

*Note: Mine will not be up for pre-order because this is an indie project, but you can add it to your Goodreads list and I'll be sure to keep you updated.

Also, there is lots of things coming up--contests, free books, etc. So if you haven't signed up for my newsletter, get to it, people! ;) Sign up form is in the sidebar -->

 

 

BLURRING THE LINES (Invitation to Eden series) by Roni Loren

Coming August 2014!

After the devastating loss of her fiancé, Gretchen Price has moved back home to New Orleans to find her way again. But it’s been a year, and all she’s done is bury herself in her work and shut the world out. Her only indulgence is her weekly pop-ins to The Daredevil Travel Agency where her fiancé’s younger brother, Burke, regales her with tales of his thrill-seeking adventures. She can’t seem to move forward, and he can’t sit still.

Burke Brennan knows what Gretchen is going through. But he can’t stand to see the girl he’s wanted since high school becoming a shadow of herself with each week that passes. He wants to show her the beautiful, exciting side of life again. And he’s tired of doing it through stories. So when Burke gets an invite to a private luxury island, he knows what he has to do. This invitation’s for two, and he’s not going stag.

But when they arrive at the mysterious Eden, and Burke sees all of its sexy offerings, it’s time to put up or shut up. Gretchen needs an escape, and he’s the man who can give it to her. He just hopes that when they get back to the mainland, the fantasy won’t fade. He’s not afraid to show her exactly how he feels, but how can he compete with a memory?

 

What do you think?