What’s new, you ask? Well, besides navigating through a pandemic, staying busy with work and writing, book three of my Isabella Kole Avalon Adventures series released a few days ago! The long-awaited Karia and The Master is now available.
Here is some info about the book!
Has she finally found her destiny? After a frightening experience with the paparazzi, Karia returns to the academy. Fighting her way back from her fear with the help of her friends and, surprisingly, Master Armstrong, she is finally realizing what she wants her future to look like. But a mysterious stalker on the grounds of the academy seems determined to ruin her newfound happiness. Will Oliver and Karia expose the man before he does irreparable damage? What does the future hold for the young journalism student and her handsome Master?
This is book three in the series but can be enjoyed independently.
Publisher’s Note: This adult contemporary romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, action, adventure, sensual scenes and power exchange. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
Welcome back! I’m so excited that the very first series I ever wrote is now available again! The beloved Fab Five Series is now the Road to Romance Collection, and it includes all nine of the original books plus a bonus book. If you missed these heartwarming books when they first came out several years ago, now is your chance to catch up.
Let me tell you a little about the collection.
Love after loss…
Five strong, beautiful women. Five loving, handsome men. Follow the journey as they and their children find the road to romance, overcoming the many obstacles in their way.
TEN books in one collection.
Crossroad to Love Ten years after a tragic accident claimed the lives of her husband and firstborn daughter, Katy Barron is finally ready to move on. Planning to meet her three best friends “the Fab Four” in Dallas for a week-long vacation, life will never be the same for any of them.
Katy is immediately attracted to the infamous Dallas playboy, Ryan O’Grady, and the feeling appears to be mutual. But when the two discover they share a link to each other’s pasts, it threatens to end the relationship before it begins.
The Road to Her Heart Cara is in love with two men. She loves her fiancé, Caleb, but can’t get over Nick, the one who broke her heart. Days after learning she is pregnant, Caleb is killed in a plane crash, leaving a devastated widow behind.
Nick steps up to the plate, comforting Cara during her grief, even asking her to marry him. He offers to help her raise Caleb’s baby. Angry, Cara declines Nick’s offer, believing it to be a pity proposal.
The Road to His Soul Colt Hart and Kendyl Durant have been dancing around a relationship for years.
When they finally get together, the two lovers immediately enter into a sensual relationship. But Colt is called to Texas on business time and time again, and temptations await him there. Kendyl begins to doubt that he will ever be able to commit to her completely, heart and soul. When she decides to give him a wake up call by calling it quits, she hopes to turn things around.
Love’s Winding Road Sworn off women after the break-up with his long-time girlfriend Alexis, Dr. Jackson is pleasantly surprised to find he is attracted to his brother’s new physical therapist. Fiery redhead Stacie Abbott may be just what the doctor ordered.
As their relationship blossoms, Jackson soon discovers that Stacie has trust issues. She was in love once before and it ended badly.
Rocky Road to Romance Alex is attracted to the hostess at Chloe’s Place, Chelsea Wyatt. But Chelsea has a boyfriend…and a secret. When it becomes apparent to all around her she is in an abusive relationship, Alex is more determined than ever to convince her that he is the guy for her.
The Road to Forever When Dustin stopped calling, she realized it might not be meant to be, so she did what any young girl would do, and started dating someone else.
When Dustin calls to invite her to meet him for pizza and explains why he stopped calling, Cortney realizes, she’s in love with him, not Brandon, the guy she’s been dating.
A Dangerous Road to Destiny Marcos gets under her skin from the start.
Joanna has been hurt in love and would like to find a man she can count on. She starts dating Greg Grayson, whom she met on an online dating site. However, Greg is not who he appears to be.
All Roads Lead to You Jordan and Abbi have had an on and off relationship for years, but through it all have remained the best of friends. When Jordan changes his career plans and drops out of his residency at Baylor, it looks like it’s also the end for the two young lovers.
Eternal Road to Love Madison Grey’s life has been out of control since she was fifteen. After learning the truth surrounding her birth, she feels betrayed by all who profess to love her. It takes the understanding and patience of her childhood friend, Caleb Winters, Jr., to convince her that they were only trying to protect her from her biological father.
Road to Romance Mary Kate O’Grady is at loose ends, working in her family’s downtown restaurant while she figures out what she wants to do with her life.
Until the night a sexy Dallas firefighter saved her life, then it all became crystal clear.
And here is where you can buy it:
I’ll have another great release for you next month, so be sure to check back. Until then, happy reading!
Today, I am talking with Author Jenny Plumb! I’m so excited for her to tell you about her new series.
Anna: Hello Jenny. Tell the readers a little about yourself. Where you are from, hobbies etc.
Jenny: I was born and raised in Oregon and haven’t done much traveling outside of the United States. I’m married and have two mostly grown children. Writing has been my hobby for most of my adult life, because I also have a regular Monday through Friday job, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for other hobbies. Although my friends would probably say my other ‘hobby’ is watching / obsessing over certain television shows. Since my books are grounded in reality, it might surprise my readers to know that almost everything I watch has some kind of supernatural element to it. If it’s got a vampire, a werewolf, a ghost, a witch, a zombie, or some other creature in it, I’ve most likely watched it.
Anna: What genre do you write?
Jenny: Everything I write has spanking in it. A story without spanking is as dull to me as eating cake without frosting. Everything I write is also ‘sweet’. There will never be a dark romance from me – I can’t even read them. I need my heroes to have a measure of kindness, even when they’re teaching the heroine a lesson. So far I’ve written in the following sub-genres for Erotic Romances: mystery, suspense, ménage, age play, BDSM, and domestic discipline. At some point in the future I’m sure I’ll write something that has supernatural elements in it.
Anna: Tell us about your latest release.
Jenny: My newest release is titled, May Flowers Campus Life book 5. It’s about a woman named Mia who has escaped an abusive dominant and is afraid to start another BDSM relationship with anyone. But when her friend Aaron rescues her from a robbery in progress and starts showing signs of dominant behavior, she can’t help but wonder if she’d be able to trust again. When Mia’s ex starts harassing her, Aaron’s protective nature goes into overdrive, and Mia finds it harder and harder to keep her submissive side hidden from him.
Anna: What can we look for in the future from you?
Jenny: This year is all about my Campus Life series. A new book will be coming out for each of the twelve months. After that, I’m not sure which of my budding ideas will take the spotlight, but I’m certain that I’ll be writing something, because I can’t seem to stop.
Anna: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us? Contact info? Social media links?
Welcome back! Today, I’m going to tell you all about Karia and the Prince, book two of Isabella Kole’s Avalon Adventures series. Soon, some other very talented authors will be adding a story of their own to the series, but right now, let’s talk about book two.
She’s dating the most eligible bachelor in the country, the heir to the throne, yet she craves the discipline of another man.
Follow Karia’s journey as she begins another year at the Academy of the Arts in the secluded Avalon Mountains. This year, she is deepening her relationship with the prince and finding out what dating a royal is really like. The paparazzi continues to stalk her whenever she is in the city.
Her assignment for this year is to write an article about the fashion industry. Designer Melinda Matthews has been a good contact and has helped her tremendously. Fashion Week is an experience she will never forget.
Still torn by her feelings for both the prince and the master, Karia continues to be confused as she excels in her work and studies. Should she just give up on men completely? Prince Henry is too busy for her at times, and even though the master still seeks to demand her submission, Karia feels that maybe she should forget them both and concentrate solely on her work.
Publisher’s Note: This is a story about power exchange.
And here is an excerpt from this story about a college girl and the love triangle she has found herself in:
Bloody hell, I thought I was going to get out of this. What does he want now? I hope it’s only discuss my week in the city,she thought as she waited for the other students to file out of the room.
Oliver wasted no time in getting to the reason for his request that she stay behind.
“Ms. Daly, I understand your visit to Fashion Week was a smashing success,” he began.
“I’m not sure what you mean, sir. I was able to get a lot of inside information for my article, which Professor Evelyn says is nearly ready to turn in.”
The man smiled, and his dark eyes seemed to twinkle. “That’s good to hear. And only one incident with the tabloids, which turned out not to be bad.”
“Yes, sir,” she replied as she looked down at her hands in her lap.
“Now, Ms. Daly, I doubt that you are going to agree with my rationale on this matter, but I believe you need a subtle reminder that you are no longer in the city with glamourous designers and high society people, attending one of the largest events of the year. You are back at the academy, a student, and you are not staying with the royal family, being given a driver and a royal guard for your use. You are living in a dorm room, attending classes, and your job right now is to study.”
“I’m not sure I understand, sir.”
He smiled at her again, and a shiver ran up and down her spine.
“My reason for saying you would most likely not agree with me. Now, I want you to stand and come forward.”
Karia got up, wiping her sweaty palms on her skirt, and walked to his desk where he now stood.
“Bend over my desk,” he commanded in a low tone.
“Yes, sir,” she answered as every nerve ending in her body stood at attention. He was going to punish her! She hadn’t done anything wrong. What was it he had said? This was a subtle reminder. He was putting her in her place, so that she wouldn’t forget where she belonged. It wasn’t in the city, attending fancy events, wearing designer clothes, or staying in the palace as a guest of the royal family. She was Karia Daly, student, commoner.
Why was she feeling excited? Was she one of those people who enjoyed the pain, the kinky side of life. Did she really like being spanked by the master? Was it just Oliver, or would she take it from any man? Henry certainly wasn’t willing to dish it out. Was she just a slut who wanted to have her cake and eat it too? She was using Henry for sex and Oliver for punishment? No, that wasn’t it at all. It couldn’t be. She was so confused.
She didn’t have time to dwell on it, though, because she felt the cold air hitting her bare behind when Oliver lifted her skirt and pulled down her serviceable white cotton panties required by the school. She missed her sexy lacy ones she had worn last week, the ones Henry liked.
As he rubbed the creamy white globes, Oliver said, “I will give you twenty with my hand and twenty with the paddle today, Karia.” He had used her given name! Not Ms. Daly!
She braced herself for the onslaught, and a second later, the first smack hit. She jumped, having not had a punishment in several days. The sensations began immediately, causing her juices to begin flowing. She only hoped she was spared the embarrassment of having him know.
Oliver rubbed her cheek before administering a second blow, this time, to the other one. His touch ignited something in her that she couldn’t explain. Eight more slaps rang out before he took a break and walked over to his cabinet to retrieve the wooden paddle she hated so much.
Karia was more confused than ever by this point. Her ass was on fire from only ten smacks of his hand, but there was a more intense fire burning within her. What did it mean? Was she attracted to her professor? He was young and handsome, in his dark and brooding way, but really? He was as different from Henry as the dark night was to the bright day. What did it all mean? She would not be able to deny him if he were to throw her over his desk and make love to her right this minute. And that thought, more so than any of the others running through her mind at that moment, greatly disturbed her. She was with Henry. They had never discussed being with others, but she assumed that he thought they were exclusive. Even with his reputation as a playboy and womanizer, she had no reason to believe he was seeing anyone else.
And then, Oliver returned. He had the paddle in his hand, and he commanded in a low tone, “I want you to count each swat of the wood. There will be ten in all, as I said before.”
“Y-yes, s-sir,” she managed to get out.
She heard the whooshas the implement swung through the air before making contact with her already red bottom. “One,” she said, wishing with all her heart that she could reach back and rub out the sting. Oliver prevented that by holding her hands with his free one.
“T-two,” she said, fighting hard to hold back the tears that were threatening to fall.
Another whoosh, and the wood smacked again, causing her to cry out, “Ow!”
“Count,” was all he said before she did.
“Four,” she said, tears now making their way down her cheeks.
The fifth swat hurt like hell, and then he started on her sit spots.
“Halfway there,” Oliver said as he placed a sixth on the top of one of her thighs.
“Seven,” she said as he placed a hard swat to her sit spot.
“Eight,” she groaned between sobs as the top of her thigh took another hit.
“Nine, ten,” she managed before she heard him lay the paddle on the desk. He pulled her up and she was in his arms before she really knew what had happened. What was this? He was holding her and whispering in her ear as she sobbed against his chest.
“There, there, it’s all over now, Karia. That’s a good girl, let it all out,” he was saying.
And she did. She cried and sobbed and held on to his shirt. When she had finally calmed and the sobs became occasional hiccups, he reached down and pulled her panties up gently. Her skirt fell back into place and he positioned her at arm’s length. Then, he handed her a tissue.
“How do you feel?” he asked.
How did she feel? Really, he was asking that after he’d just blistered the hell out of her ass? She couldn’t be honest with him. That was for sure. She couldn’t tell him that she wanted him to kiss her at this very moment, to tell her that he wanted her. What in the bloody hell was wrong with her? So, instead, she simply said, “May I go now, sir?”
Find out how it all ends! Book seven, the final book of USA Today Bestselling Author Isabella Kole’s Dominant Men series is live!
Her Ambitious Dom is now available on Amazon, along with the other six books in the series. Each can be read as a standalone, but you won’t want to miss any of them.
Here is the blurb for Her Ambitious Dom:
Combining work and play…
You met Holly Evans and Chris Winters in Her Yuletide Dom. Now, their story continues as they return to their lives in the city to try one of the biggest cases in either of their careers. How will they adjust to being co-workers in the legal field and also husband and wife? To complicate the relationship further, Chris is Holly’s Dom.
This case will determine whether Chris makes partner or not, but what began as a simple environmental issue soon escalates into something much deeper and darker. Danger is all around them and could threaten not only their careers, but their very lives.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.
Her Hesitant Dom by USA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, is available now on Amazon!
When Kayla finally told her fiancé about her past, she feared he was going to call off the wedding. But twenty-four hours after storming out of her apartment, he returned and told her that he still wanted to marry her. He even promised that once they were settled, he would be willing to discuss the lifestyle with her.
Six months passed, and that conversation had never taken place. Until one night, when he let her know that he was displeased with something she had done. Now, Kayla is torn between her sweet, vanilla Zane and the new Dom he has become. She should be ecstatic. After all, this was what she wanted, wasn’t it? Then why is she having such a problem with it? To add to her confusion, the past rears its ugly head and questions need to be answered. It seems they both have issues to overcome.
Will her once hesitant Dom prove to be the man she needs, the one she craves? Can Zane learn to blend his vanilla persona with the new version of himself into the perfect man for his beautiful, sexy wife?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange. While it is book six of the Dominant Men series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
Hi, again! This week, I’m going to talk about my latest release, Her Second Chance Dom. What would it be like to find the love of your life after twenty years? The one you let get away? Well, you’ll find out in this second chance romance as Camille gets her second chance with the guy she walked away from all those years ago. But a lot has changed since then, and some things have stayed the same, so will they be able to put the past behind them and make it work this time? Maybe.
Here’s the blurb for Her Second Chance Dom:
Camille Robertson, savvy professional woman, has found herself alone again. She and her husband have just divorced. However, an old lover reappears in her life at about the same time, so maybe she won’t be alone for long. Twenty years ago, Camille had ended things with this man, the one true love of her life, because he wanted to marry, and raise a large family. He also wanted her to be his submissive. But Camille was on the fast track, climbing the ladder to success, and no one was going to tell her what to do.
Cody Larkin is recently widowed, raising his four children alone. Amazingly, the one who got away has recently come back into his life. They both made mistakes twenty years ago. Can they make it work this time around?
Surprisingly, Camille is ready to compromise with Cody to make a go of it, but his oldest daughter continues to be a stumbling block for the couple. Will Camille ever win her over so she and her second chance Dom can be together?
The Heart & Soul series is a multi author series. Six books by six different authors, all taking place the same week at the same location. If you pre-ordered the first two books of the series, you’ve already received your books and I hope you enjoyed them. On Friday, May 24th, my book, Cali’s Cravings, which is book three, goes live.
Cali’s Cravings by Anna Kristell
If you didn’t pre-order it already, let me tell you a little about it.
You’re invited to an all-inclusive mountain resort and spa. Come and relax and let nature take care of your mind, body, and soul. And its gift to you in return is LOVE!
Cali George is appalled when her younger sister books the two of them for a week at a Wellness Spa and Resort in the mountains of Tennessee. She hates health food and anything to do with outdoor activities. Since her latest breakup, six months ago, she works around the clock, eats junk food and is content to run around with no makeup and her long blonde hair in a ponytail or a messy bun. Her sister, on the other hand, is her polar opposite, always has been, and won’t rest until she transforms her sister and changes her bad habits.
But, when Cali is looking over the spa’s brochure and spots a photo of the resort’s hot events manager, things may be looking up. And when the man himself, Austin Butler, introduces himself to her, the week is suddenly looking better to her every minute.
It seems as though it’s love at first sight for both Cali and Austin, but could Cali be mistaken? Is Austin a player? Cali may be headed down another path of heartbreak if a certain rich female guest has her way.
I’m back again with exiting news! Book four in my (Isabella Kole) Dominant Men series is live on Amazon! The series continues with a new story, this one about Audrey Carter, a New York gal, and Beau Birch, a Texas cowboy. Even though Audrey appeared in book three, this book can be read as a standalone. Let me tell you a little about it.
Her Texas Dom
Audrey Carter is feeling very discontented. She’s hoping a trip to visit her old friends in Texas will help give her a fresh perspective on life. What she doesn’t count on is meeting the only man who has ever made her heart sing, and finding a peaceful place where she’d like to spend her days. But she is a New Yorker, through and through. How can she possibly even consider giving up her city life for the quiet of the country?
Beau Birch is a cowboy slash cover artist. Handsome enough to be on one of the covers he designs for his friend’s new publishing company, he hopes to pursue his dream of working in the industry full time. When he meets Audrey, who is visiting his publisher friend from New York, he falls head over heels for her, something he finds quite astounding. He has been thinking of settling down but didn’t think he’d ever find anyone who could meet his expectations. Until now.
But both of them are keeping lifestyle secrets, and when Audrey returns home to a whole new set of problems, it looks like a future for the two of them is out of the question. Is there a way for Beau to convince her to give up everything to be with him in the Lone Star state?
Publisher’s note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange. While this is book four in the Dominant Men series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
Hi, everyone, and happy Friday! What’s going on in my world this week? Well, today, book three in Isabella Kole’s Dominant Men series released! The title is Her Promised Dom and I’m going to tell you a little about it. I hope you’ve read the first two, Her Blue Collar Dom and Her Convenient Dom already. In this series, the books can be read as standalones. Some of the same characters pop up from time to time, but each story is a separate one.
How about the blurb, for starters?
Can they possibly find their way back to each other, after all this time? Is there any amount of compromising that could make him keep that long-ago promise? And will Cora be able to accept life as a submissive if he does?
Cora Watson is headed back to her hometown in Texas for her grandmother’s funeral. Now a successful New York editor, she rarely makes it back to the small town she grew up in. She’s in for a big surprise, however, when she goes out for a night out with an old friend and discovers that her high school sweetheart happens to be in town at the same time.
Dale Barton broke her heart. Now, here he is, looking better than ever and wanting to spend time with her. So much has changed, though. She’s moved on, never looking back, and he is now a club Dom, a self-proclaimed confirmed bachelor. He lives in Texas, and she in the Big Apple. And then there’s that promise he made to her, all those years ago – one she has tried to put out of her mind.
Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance blends spicy with sweet as these two lovers are reunited. While it is part of the Dominant Men series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.
How about an excerpt?
“I know you said you like being a swinging bachelor, but haven’t you ever found someone whom you really cared for?” she asked as she took a sip.
Looking at her for a long moment before answering, he finally answered, “I wasin love, once. But it didn’t work out, and I’ve just never seen any reason to get tied up with anyone since then.”
“Oh, I see. Did she break your heart? Is that why you’re so against settling down?”
“No, she didn’t break my heart. It broke my heart that we didn’t work out, but she didn’t do it. How about you, Cora Beth, is there a guy waiting for you back in the Big Apple?”
She shook her head. “No, there’s no one special. I date, but there’s never really been any one person in particular who has kept my attention past a few casual dates. I’m pretty busy with work, anyway, so a serious affair probably wouldn’t work out.”
They lingered for hours, talking and laughing. They found that even after all this time, they still shared a good many common interests. When they finally left the restaurant, he asked if she’d like to go dancing with him.
She readily agreed, and he drove to a club he’d heard about from Bruce. As they walked into the dimly lit room, they saw several couples on the dance floor. A slow song was playing, and he led her onto the floor. Taking her into his strong embrace, he slowly moved with her around the floor with ease, pulling her closer as he kissed the top of her blonde head. He leaned down and whispered, “I’d love to get you alone, baby, but I’m at my folk’s place and you’re at yours, so I guess it’s off-limits for us.”
“Damn the luck, Barton. There’s always your car, like the old days,” she teased as she looked up at him.
“Don’t tempt me, or I might just take you up on that, Cora Beth.” He grinned and winked, remembering the times that long-ago summer when they had parked in his car and made sweet love. “Or I could take you to my place in Austin one day this week. We could be alone there and rekindle the old flame for a while,” he whispered.
“Dale, I really don’t think that’s a very good idea. I’m not one of your one-night stands, and I’ll be going back to New York soon.”
“I never imagined for a moment that you were one of my one-night stands, Cora. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that.”
“We may never be together again, Dale, so why open all that back up?”
“Why indeed, Miss Watson?” he replied as he led her off the floor and to a table.
He ordered drinks for the two of them. When the server had gone, he said, “The offer still stands. If you’d like to spend a day with me in Austin before you go home, say the word. We don’t have to jump in the sack. I would just like the chance to spend some more time with a very dear old friend.”
“Let me see how things are going with Gram’s house, and I’ll get back to you,” she said as she fought the desire to throw caution to the wind and readily agree.
“Fair enough, Cora Beth,” he replied as their drinks arrived.
They talked for a while longer, finished their drinks, and then he announced that he was going to take her home.
She allowed him to take her hand again as they strolled slowly to his car. Once inside, he leaned across the seat and kissed her, gently, at first. When she responded willingly, he deepened the kiss, probing the softness of her mouth with his tongue. As he released her, he looked into the familiar amethyst gray eyes he’d once loved and smiled.
She shyly returned the smile, hoping that he couldn’t hear the pounding of her heart or notice that her limbs had turned to mush. The heat from his kiss spread through her body like wildfire. If he’d tried, he probably could have had her right there in the car in the parking lot of the club. But, instead of taking it further, he started the car and silently drove her home. When they arrived, he walked her to the door and once again kissed her passionately.
As he started to walk away, he reminded her, “Call me, Cora Beth, and let me know you’ll spend another day with me before you go back to the Big Apple.”
Knowing that after tasting his sweet lips again, she could never refuse him, she replied, “I will.”
She walked into the house and up the stairs. As she undressed for bed, her mind was already made up. She would go to Austin with him, and whatever happened would happen. After all, it was the year of their thirtieth birthdays.
Now, here are the buy links so you can find out what happens to Cora and Dale.
Next week, I’ll be heading back to my home state of Indiana to speak about writing romance at a writer’s workshop and I also will be signing books at my hometown library. While there, I hope to see a lot of family and friends. So, until next time, happy reading. Book four in the Dominant Men series will be here in May! There are a lot of exciting things coming up, so stay tuned!