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Q&A with Beth Ciotta, author of the month and creator of the Cupcake Lovers series

Getting to the Heart of a Cupcake Lover

Your Cupcake Lovers series is the most irresistible combination of gorgeous romance and delicious cake! What inspired you to create this series? Thank you for your kind words! I have to say this series is a delight to write. As to how it all began . . . My American editor had approached me with the possibility of writing a small town series revolving around a ‘cupcake club’. My baking skills are limited, but I love eating cupcakes and I adored the idea of writing an on-going small town series featuring recurring characters and a running story arc — although each book highlights the romance of a new hero and heroine. As soon as I created the history and mission of this cupcake club — known as The Cupcake Lovers — everything fell into place for me. Sugar Creek, Vermont, and all of the characters that populate that fictional town, are as real to me as my friends and family. Researching cupcakes is a yummy bonus! Was it always your ambition to be a writer? What do you love most about your job? I’ve always been a creative soul. Although I dabbled with writing when I was quite young, my driving force early on was music. I started singing professionally at age fourteen and maintained a career as a performer (singing, dancing, acting) for more than twenty-five years. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I was seriously bitten by the writing bug. At that point my passion turned to storytelling, and that passion burns stronger by the day. As to what I love most about this job, that’s easy — making a positive difference in a reader’s life even if only for a few hours. Do you have favourites out of the characters you’ve created? What type of hero makes you melt? To date I have more than twenty books in print and more in the immediate pipeline, so that’s a lot of characters! I must admit, it’s quite difficult to choose favourites. I love all of my characters for different reasons. Focusing on The Cupcake Lovers series, as far as the ladies go, I have a real soft spot for Rocky and Rachel/Rae. Very different heroines, but equally compelling. I also adore Daisy Monroe, the eccentric matriarch of the Monroe family. She’s a hoot! As for the men . . . Jayce and Sam ring my bell big time. Jayce has a massive protective streak. Sam’s the strong, silent type—a widower raising two small children. Both men are deep and complicated and extremely alpha. Intimidating, yet sexy. I’m also head over heels for Luke. I adore his kind nature, his joy for life, and love of family. He’s a good man with a minor learning issue. More on the beta side, but just as sexy. Down-to-earth and charmingly irresistible. Who are the authors you read for pleasure? Too many to fully list, but here are a few. Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood, Heather Graham, Zoë Archer, F.Paul Wilson, Karen Marie Moning, Elle J Rossi, Stephanie Bond . . . Happily, the list goes on and on. If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be? A riveting book to read over and over. A journal and pen to chronicle my adventure (or to make something up for escapism). Lipstick—preferably red. What are your guilty pleasures? Coffee—black and strong and lots of it. Chinese food. My dogs and cat. Movies. Reading. Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list? Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Gerard Butler. (Is that wrong?) Your cupcake recipes are always mouth-watering! Have you tried them all? Which would you recommend we try to bake?! Hmm. Well, they’re not my recipes. My recipes need work. (Not that you heard that from me.) The recipes included in the back of the books were submitted by readers who are avid bakers! I haven’t tried them all, but I have tasted most and they are all equally yummy! I adore the fact that readers — Honorary Cupcake Lovers — are willing to share their recipes and I invite anyone to email me with a submission should they be inspired! We’re so excited to read ANYTHING BUT LOVE! Can you tell us a little of what readers can expect from book three in the series? ANYTHING BUT LOVE is quite close to my heart as it features two of the most gentle-hearted characters I have ever written. Luke and Rae possess hearts as big as the planet however they come from opposite sides of the tracks in more ways than one. This particular story focuses heavily on making the most of a life you didn’t plan. It also delves deeply into family members at odds and how those relationships evolve. Readers will be treated to an emotional tale sprinkled with the sexy set-up for book four — IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. And of course, in addition to the romance and family drama, ANYTHING BUT LOVE features the on-going antics and adventure of the Cupcake Lovers!

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Make Me Tremble (Make Me: Part Two)

Beth Kery
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine and The Affair, comes Make Me - a tantalizing serial novel about hidden pasts, dangerous obsessions, and uncontrollable passion, perfect for fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas and J. Kenner. When Jacob Latimer ran into Harper McFadden on the beach, she thought it was the first time their paths had crossed. Only Jacob knows that his murky history connects with hers in ways she couldn't imagine - ways that make their relationship dangerous. He should let her go. But now that he's felt her in his arms, he worries that he'll never be able to forsake her... Harper has never been this attracted to anyone before - nor has she ever been so intimidated. Jacob can go from aloof and mysterious to total mastery of her mind and body in a second flat. In the glamorous setting of his luxurious yacht, he finally stakes his claim. And he won't stop until he has every inch of her under his delicious control...Don't miss the next instalment, Make Me Say It...Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery's Glow.Discover the other captivating titles by Beth Kery: The Affair, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged series which began with Because You Are Mine.

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Make Me Forget (Make Me: Part One)

Beth Kery
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The Affair

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The Affair: Week Eight

Beth Kery
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Beth Kery
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The Affair: Week Seven

Beth Kery
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For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Beth Kery's Because You Are Mine series. Emma discovers startling new secrets about the enigmatic Montand and fears his spiritual wounds are too deep to heal - as the New York Times bestselling author's The Affair continues...The Affair: Week SevenEmma and Montand's exhilarating vacation in France takes them from the glamour of a luxury yacht to the dangerous thrill ride of the Montand Grand Prix, but it's the daring new levels of intimacy they share that leave Emma breathless. Their decadent getaway affords Emma insights into Montand she never anticipated when she learns more of the truth about his damaged childhood, his volatile relationship with his father, and the woman groomed to be Montand's substitute mother. Emma longs to help him fight his demons and end his suffering, but how can she, when his anger and guilt won't let him forgive his stepmother...or more importantly, himself?There's a storm on the horizon, but for now, there's sun-drenched sweetness and the naked truth in each other's arms. Their days together are drawing to a close, giving every touch, every kiss, every moment of sensual submission and possession a wild, desperate intensity. They only have the moment so Emma and Montand surrender to it with total abandon. Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery's Exposed to You.For more sizzling passion, don't miss the stunning conclusion in The Affair: Week 8.

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The Affair: Week Six

Beth Kery
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The Affair: Week Five

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Since I Saw You (Because You Are Mine Series #4)

Beth Kery
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If you adore Sylvia Day, Fifty Shades and J. Kenner you'll love Since I Saw You...Book Four in the New York Times bestselling Because You Are Mine series.When enigmatic billionaire Ian Noble sets his assistant Lin the task of 'taming' his brilliant but half-savage brother Kam Reardon, she eagerly accepts. She's curious about the solitary genius, plus Kam oozes raw sex appeal. Kam avoids intimacy yet never shies away from satisfying his erotic appetites. But there's something different about Lin - a reserve he's anxious to break. A woman he's eager to take his time with...and possess completely. Soon Lin's smooth façade is undone by Kam's overwhelming masculinity and his irresistible erotic demands. Now, as the unpredictable nights between them grow darker, Lin and Kam are certain of only one thing: they're made for each other.For more electrifying, passionate romance, don't miss the other titles in the Because You Are Mine series: Because You Are Mine, When I'm With You and Because We Belong and look for Beth's sizzling new serialisation The Affair.

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Explosive

Beth Kery
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Beth Kery

For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. An emotionally gripping tale of erotic romance suspense from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Dr. Sophie Gable wasn't expecting her peaceful getaway to be shattered by the arrival of a half-dazed, dead-sexy guest. Thomas Nicasio has obviously been traumatized, and Sophie thinks she knows by what. There's something about Thomas's father that he can't - or won't - remember. Something that could get them both killed. Still she can't resist Thomas's electrifying seduction - or her instincts to help him... An ex-Navy explosives specialist, Thomas has never felt this type of volatile need for a woman. Even while he's grieving the deaths of his brother and nephew, something in Sophie makes Thomas want to overtake her, and each time he does, her willing submission makes him want her all the more. But danger is lurking close by, and if he can't face the demons of his past, he and Sophie could be the next victims in a pattern of meaningless violence...Enter the seductive world of Beth Kery where the rules are broken with that first electrifying touch in the sizzling Because You Are Mine, One Night of Passion and The Affair novels.

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Because We Belong (Because You Are Mine Series #3)

Beth Kery
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Because We Belong is the third book in the Because You Are Mine series, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Affair and Make Me, perfect for fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas and J. Kenner.Ian Noble and Francesca Arno return to reignite the exquisite passions that drew them together, and to finally face the intimate secrets that threatened to separate them for ever. The secrets of an inescapable past that was one man's darkest mystery - a darkness that seduced one woman and held her spellbound with forbidden desire. For both of them, the next step is total abandon...For more electrifying, passionate romance, don't miss the other titles in the Because You Are Mine series: Because You Are Mine, When I'm With You and Since I Saw You.

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When I'm With You Complete Novel (Because You Are Mine Series #2)

Beth Kery
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Paradise Rules

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Sweet Restraint

Beth Kery
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For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. An erotic and compelling tale of suspense from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Chicago Special Agent Shane Dominic was in love with Laura Vasquez until the day she left him and married another man. Laura's never disappeared from his fantasies, or destroyed his desire to learn the truth about why she left. When her husband, the criminal mastermind behind an ring of thieves, is murdered, Shane knows this is his last chance. One look at Shane, and Laura's own memories come back to haunt her, but she'd never divulge her secrets - a desperate vow that's compromised when Shane takes her as his captive to a secluded cabin. Here, she will finally belong to him, be subjected to his every tortuously erotic whim, and be forced to trust him with a shocking truth she's hidden for so long - one that will expose them to a danger closing in on the both of them.Enter the seductive world of Beth Kery where the rules are broken with that first electrifying touch in the sizzling Because You Are Mine, One Night of Passion and The Affair novels.

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Daring Time

Beth Kery
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Captured By You: A One Night of Passion Novella 3

Beth Kery
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Exposed To You: One Night of Passion Book 4

Beth Kery
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Wicked Burn

Beth Kery
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Beth Kery

For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. A scorchingly sexy novel from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair.Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbour, Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in - and finds himself greatly rewarded... Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbour - when she didn't even know his last name - was the craziest thing Niall's ever done. Now, she can't seem to get enough of Vic, or what he stirs in her. Suddenly she's exploring uninhibited pleasures she's never known before. But when her past returns to haunt her, she and Vic are forced to venture beyond the pleasures of the flesh, and risk it all on something deeper, something found only in the heart.Enter the seductive world of Beth Kery where the rules are broken with that first electrifying touch in the sizzling Because You Are Mine, One Night of Passion and The Affair novels.

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Addicted To You: One Night of Passion Book 1

Beth Kery
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From the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, for fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. This is the first in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about a group of connected characters who each begin their romance with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...Irish film director Rill Pierce fled to the tiny, backwoods town of Vulture's Canyon, seeking sanctuary and solitude after a devastating tragedy. Once, his raw sex appeal and sultry Irish accent made women across the globe swoon. Now, he's barely recognisable... But Katie Hughes, his best friend's sister, is not the type of woman to give up on a man like Rill. She blazes into Vulture's Canyon determined to save him from himself. Instead, she finds herself unleashing years of pent-up passion. In a storm of hunger and need, Katie and Rill forget themselves and the world. But will Rill's insatiable attraction to Katie heal his pain - or will it just feed the darkness within him?***This was previously published under the author's pseudonym Bethany Kane***Lose yourself in One Night of Passion: Addicted To You, Bound To You, Captured By You, Exposed To You, Only For You.

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Bound To You: A One Night of Passion Novella 2

Beth Kery
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Beth Kery

From the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, for fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. This is the second in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about a group of connected characters who each begin their romance with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...John Corcoran loved the isolation of the Shawnee National Forest. Isolation is what movie star Jennifer Turner craved too, an escape that only a weekend away from Hollywood could provide. Yesterday, they were strangers - until a fateful acciden throws them together and plunges them into darkness. For Jennifer it is as unnerving as the night itself, trapped in such close quarters with a man as mysterious as John. He is alpha: bold, rough, and masculine, but with a scent she finds intoxicating. In the dark, Jennifer's nightmares spring to life. The only way to vanquish them is by submitting to blind, naked need. Now, as intimately close as a man and a woman can be, they find themselves alone. Only an unexpected passion will comfort them - a sensual experience from which neither is certain they want to be rescued. ***This was previously published under the author's pseudonym Bethany Kane***Lose yourself in One Night of Passion: Addicted To You, Bound To You, Captured By You, Exposed To You, Only For You.