WHAT’S HOT!: “Symphony of Light and Winter” by Renea Mason

Whats Hot- Symphony of Light and winter

WHAT’S HOT! is “Symphony of Light and Winter”!  It’s the first book in the Symphony of Light Series by Renea Mason

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Renea Mason(Author)

Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.

When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.

Renea is a member of Romance Writers of AmericaThe Paranormal Romance Guild and The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal subchapter of the Romance Writers of America.

She is also a founding member of Coffee Talk Writers and the Coffee Talk website–a site designed to support established writers and foster new talent.

I was extremely blessed to get an interview with Renea and here it is!

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?Not until I was thirty seven.  I wasn’t someone who had always wanted to be a writer.  I wanted to be a singer, but ended up in an entirely unrelated career.  A little over a year and a half ago, I woke and said, “You know what? I’m going to write this story.”

Do you have any authors who inspire you?

I’m a huge paranormal romance fan.  J.R. Ward was the first to hook me, but I fell in love with Jeaniene Frost’s style. Sherrilyn Kenyon is another favorite. Oh, and then there is Karen Marie Moning.  I think they all have influenced me in some way.  Yeah, Larissa Ione.  And Lara Adrian…  The list is endless.  Such fabulous writers.  

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I’m fortunate to have two very young sons and a beyond supportive husband, who believes to this day that he’s the inspiration for Cyril.  We’ll just let him think that. 🙂  I also have another demanding full-time career.  So I’m either, working, writing or spending time with the family.  There isn’t time for much else.   

Do you have any affirmations you tell yourself when you have writer’s block?

I’ve been lucky.  I haven’t had much writer’s block.  But then again, I haven’t had to write on a deadline.  I just write what the characters tell me to and all is good. My problem is finding quiet time to write with a toddler and a pre-schooler in the house.  

What books do you currently have out?

Symphony of Light and Winter is my debut novel.  It was released in June.  

Do you have any books set to be released soon?
I recently completed a short story called, The Impostor’s Kiss. It’s a story of Cyril’s time in seventeenth century Scotland, written from his perspective. I’m still in talks on that one.  I’m also in the middle of writing the second book in the Symphony of Light series.  

What else would you like us to know about yourself and/or your books?
Not much to add except that I’ve been tremendously fortunate to find such supportive fans and wonderful group of writers to call friends.   There is nothing more satisfying than to know your work gave someone a momentary  escape from reality.  I know I’m grateful to those who allowed me to get lost in their worlds for a while.  But without surrounding myself with extremely talented authors, who guided me on my path, Symphony would still be a thought.  Having the world’s most patient and supportive husband didn’t hurt either.  

I truly appreciate you giving Symphony of Light and Winter a read and review.  There are a lot of great books to choose from, thank you for choosing mine. And thank you for this opportunity!  It’s been a pleasure!

Thank you Renea for taking the time to talk with me!  It truly was an honor!!
Renea has also been gracious enough to give away 2 e-book copies of her Smokin’ Hot book “Symphony of Light and Winter”!!!  If you read her book, please leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads and/or Barnes and Noble, I know she’d really appreciate your feedback!

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What’s Hot!- “Reckless” by Skye Jordan

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WHAT’S HOT IS “Reckless”!  It’s the first book in the Renegades Series by Skye Jordan

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Skye Jordan/Joan Swan(Author)

You may or may not know this, but Skye Jordan is the pseudonym for USA Today and New York Times, Best Selling Author, Joan Swan.  Skye Jordan is the name she writes her “steamier” books under and we’re SO thankful she does!!

“Reckless” is the first book in her “Renegades” series as Skye Jordan. The second book, “Rebel”, which I’m dying to read, will be released in the Fall of 2013.

As Joan swan, she is the author of the “Phoenix Rising” series and the “Covert Affairs” series .  She’s also co-author of the New York Times Best Seller and the last winner of WHAT’S HOT, “Wicked Firsts”.  She collaborated with fellow authors, Alexandra Ivy, Elisabeth Naughton, Laura Wright, Katie Reus and Cynthia Eden.  Joan’s story in the “Wicked Firsts” anthology, is “First Temptation”. It is book 1.5 in her “Covert Affairs” series. “Intimate Enemies” is book 1 and book 2 will be released in late 2013.

She currently has three books out in her “Phoenix Rising” Series, “Fever”, “Blaze” and “Rush”.  I have yet to read these books, but they are on my TBR list and if “Reckless” is ANY indication of what an amazing author she is, then I’m in for a treat.

If you haven’t read “Reckless” yet, I HIGHLY recommend it.  It has become one of my absolute favorite books ever.  In my review I call Skye Jordan/Joan Swan the “Michelangelo of Erotica”, because she paints the most amazing picture with her words. It has the perfect amount of naughtiness to feed the bad girl in us and the perfect amount of class to let the good girl in us think we’re not doing anything wrong. Who are we kidding though right? Soon as a good girl reads about Jax, she wants to do so many bad things to him that we’ll forever be begging for redemption. lol  But oooh what a way to sin. Yummy!!

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Joan Swan’s Books

In Celebration of “Reckless” being WHAT’S HOT!  Skye Jordan/Joan Swan is giving away three e-book copies of “Reckless” to three lucky winners!!! Many, many thanks to her!!

“Wicked Firsts” by Joan Swan, Elisabeth Naughton, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy


Wicked Firsts


WHAT’S HOT IS “WICKED FIRSTS”!  It’s a collection of 6 stories by 6 amazing Authors: Elisabeth Naughton, Alexandra Ivy, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Katie Reus and Joan Swan

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Elisabeth-200x300Elisabeth Naughton: Author of “First Exposure” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle. This story is a sneak peak of her new series “Aegis Security” and “Acapulco Heat” in the “Bodyguards In Bed” Analogy is the novella that launched it all.  She also has other books as well!  Her “Eternal Guardians” series is one of her most popular. Here is a list of her books/series. I have to say Wait For Me, a stand alone book, is one of my favorite books ever.




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Alexandra Ivy: Author of “First Rapture” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle is best known for her AMAZING and one of my FAVORITE series, “Guardians of Eternity“.  She also is Co-Author with Laura Wright(see her information below) on the “Bayou Heat” Series. Which I also love. She’ll be coming out with a brand new series in December 2013, “The Sentinels”. You can find her books/series here.



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about-cynthiaCynthia Eden:  Author of “First Taste Of Darkness” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle has several popular series/books out.  Her “Deadly” and “Bound” series just to name a few. “Mine To Take” is the first book of her newest series “Mine” and I look forward to reading them.  She has several books in the paranormal and romantic suspense genres. Here is a list of her books.




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laura_formalLaura Wright: Author of “First Ink” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle.  “First Ink” is the first story in her new “Wicked Ink Chronicles” Series!(“Shattered Ink”, the second book of the “Wicked Ink Chronicles series” will be released in late September!) Laura Wright is well known for her popular “Mark of The Vampire” series and is also Co-Author with Alexandra Ivy(See her information above) on the “Bayou Heat” series.  Both of which I love!  Here is a list of her books/series.



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Katie-ReusKatie Reus: Author of “First Surrender” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle. “First Surrender” is the launch novella for her brand new “Serafina: Sin City” series. It’s a spin-off from her very popular “Red Stone Security” Series. She also has a brand new series “Deadly Ops” coming out. The first book for it, “Targeted” is set to be released on October 1, 2013.  Here is a list of her books.




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joan.swan_-239x300Joan Swan: Author of “First Temptation” in the “Wicked Firsts” Bundle. “First Temptation” is 1.5 in her “Covert Affairs” series. “Intimate Enemies” is book 1 and book 2 will be released in late 2013.  She’s also author of the “Phoenix Rising” series.  Joan Swan also writes erotica under the name of the lovely Skye Jordan and just released her first book “Reckless” in the “Renegades” series.



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