Tuesday, April 1, 2014

5 Stars from The Romance Reviews!

“NEEDING YOU is a great example of the power love can have when someone is trying to heal from their past.

Silver Monroe is a world-renowned movie star who uses experiences from her own tortured past to beautifully portray characters that are troubled and full of angst. Kolby Marx is a champion surfer who spends his spare time meditating in the sun and finding peace and balance with the ocean. The two are polar opposites and yet they find themselves drawn to one another.

Four years after their first, brief introduction to each other, Silver and Kolby find themselves together again--on a movie set. Silver's best friend and movie producer, Jimmy, has invited them both to play small parts in an erotic film he is making. When Silver's co-star, who also happens to be her abusive ex-boyfriend, is late to the set, Jimmy asks Kolby to fill in. The sparks fly wildly and Silver and Kolby can't deny their attraction to one another. But Silver has only dated two guys and both were self-centered and abusive; Kolby is sweet and fun-loving and Silver is worried he will be ruined if she allows him into her secret-filled, dark life. It won't be easy for these two super stars with very different lives, schedules, pasts, and personalities to make a lasting connection.

I absolutely adored this book. The emotions were sincere and the author did a fantastic job of making me empathize with both Silver and Kolby. The way the characters were able to use their past experiences to help each other find balance was perfect. One of the best parts about this story, in my opinion, is the slow build. Silver and Kolby don't quickly progress from meeting, falling in love, and then living happily ever after. There are events in Silver's past that have left her emotionally scared and her only coping mechanism thus far has been avoidance. Kolby doesn't step in and heal Silver and immediately make her whole again. Instead, his patience, love and guidance help Silver discover the path she needs to take to heal herself. Ms Fox did a great job writing the whole healing process.

...I felt the characters were expressive and their ranging emotions were wonderfully written. Both the lust and the love between Silver and Kolby were evident and built on each other perfectly.” Reviewed by Lynn for TheRomanceReviews.com


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Deadly Attraction Receives 5 Cups and Recommended Read Award!

I've said it before and I'll say it again! It's always nice when a reader "gets" what you're trying to do with a story.
When I submitted the proposal for Deadly Attraction to my editor, I was nervous that I was making too big a leap into a post-apocalyptic world that would be difficult to describe and inhabit with characters, including paranormal ones.
I didn't want a vampire or a werewolf romance, but I did want one involving a demon. A very powerful demon. The ultimate in kick-ass, take-names and to-hell-with-the-consequences demons. I sort of ended up with that. Yet, I also breathed life into a demon plagued by a haunting conscience, a burning desire to right his wrongs, and a never-ending attraction to a woman wholly off limits to him--a human.
Darien is the king of demons. As such, he's as hot and hunky and larger-than-life as you'd expect from a hero of his magnitude. Jade is a natural leader in the human village that sits in the shadow of the demon kingdom. But it's not until she and Darien finally meet that she realizes her destiny is infinitely greater than anything she'd imagined for herself.
So... I was relieved my editor responded in the positive when it came to my proposal. I was shocked, however, when she began discussing the word count, recommending a minimum of 100,000 words. *Gulp* My longest novel to date was Devil in Texas, at 88k. And that had been a challenge for me, since I'm comfortable in the 30-50k range.
But when I gave serious thought to what it would take to write this book, I realized it had to be a super-plus novel in order to encompass this world I envisioned following demon warfare. I would have to explain to my readers the nuances of the current state of affairs, which incorporate past decades with new facets of life under demonic rule.
I am pleased to say I survived writing this book. Though, there were agonizing days when I wasn't so sure I'd pull through. Ha, ha.
The end result is a labor of love. I truly am happy I endured the lengthy word count so that I could make this book as rich as I possibly could. And leave enough strings for a sequel. ;-)
Coffee Times Romances has given Deadly Attraction not only a 5 Cup rating, but the very lovely above-and-beyond-a-5-Cup-review recognition of the Coffee Time Romances Recommended Read Award!
Reviewer Delane says:
"Jade has spent most of her life looking over her shoulder and locking her heart away from everyone. The death of her parents taught her that demons were bad, but she is finding she may have made a hasty decision.
The Demon King Darien has watched Jade for many years and the yearning is becoming more than he can deny. When danger visits her door he must decide whether to protect her, or his people.
The world has changed since the war between the paranormal and humans. It is time for the world to make another change or the war will visit once again. Darien and Jade are unlikely allies but are unable to deny the feelings for each other, though they are dooming themselves to a lifetime of heartache; or is there another way?
The witty repertoire among the characters makes Deadly Attraction a joy to read. I fell in love with Darien and found Jade to be his perfect match. The romance is sizzling and the love scenes sublime. I am so hoping to see more of the secondary characters and to find out how the paranormal and humans learn to live together. Ms. Fox provides the perfect ending to such a wonderful story. I highly recommend Deadly Attraction to all paranormal enthusiasts."
The e-book is on sale here for all formats: Deadly Attraction by Calista Fox

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hot in Texas!

Get it now, people! Devil in Texas is FREE at Amazon.com! This 272-page novel (which earned 5-star reviews and many reviewer recommended reads from professional reviewers) usually sells for $8.75. Not so this week!!

Free, free, free! BUY LINK

Here's a new review:

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! May 23, 2013

By Lisa C.

Amazon Verified Purchase

I was so pleasantly surprised by Devil in Texas! I LOVED IT! It was a great, hot, sexy love story. I loved all of the secondary characters as well. I actually felt like I was in Wilder when I was reading the book. I adored Liza and ESPECIALLY Jack! He is HOTTTT! You have to read this book - you won't be sorry!. I look forward to reading more from Calista!
Thanks, Lisa!
By the way, Devil in Texas will also be released in print in July!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Coming Soon! Cougar in Texas!

Book 3 in the Rugged and Risqué series.

The cougar and the cowboy leaving tongues wagging and jaws dropping when they steam up Wilder, Texas!

After a humiliating breakup from her lying, cheating husband, Reese is in financial dire straits with her bed and breakfast. She’s also feeling the sting of all the happy hookups of late in Wilder, Texas. But then the ruggedly handsome stranger Caleb arrives in town, in need of a place to stay while he’s fixing up the Painted Horse Ranch he’s just purchased on the outskirts of town.

The sexual chemistry between Caleb and Reese is instantaneous and sizzling hot. There’s no denying they singe the sheets together, but complications arise from his high-society family…and her ex. The cowboy and the cougar will need more than lust to overcome their obstacles and find their own happy ever after.

On Sale October 26 at Ellora's Cave!

And I'm not just talking about the cover! Book 2 in the Rugged and Risque series sizzles!

Wilder, Texas has a new deputy—a hunky Adonis—whose sights are set on the town’s most-talked about lingerie princess...

Ginger owns a sensuous lingerie boutique in Wilder, Texas, and though her steady customers are thrilled her doors are still open, the reverend’s wife would prefer otherwise. Although Ginger isn’t about to kowtow to this second coming of the GCB, she invites a different kind of trouble into her life when an unexpected secret crush from the past, in the form of a hunky Adonis, returns to Wilder.

Ryan’s homecoming is marred by having to explain to his aunt and uncle that he’s applying for a position as a deputy with the sheriff’s office, rather than working at the church. Complicating family matters is his instant and passionate attraction to Ginger that immediately burns the rumor mill to the ground.

Can the preacher’s nephew and the lingerie princess withstand all the talk in town—and Ryan’s dangerous job—giving them a chance to turn their scorching-hot lust into everlasting love?
This sexy read is on sale now at Ellora's Cave!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Greetings from Paris!

While I happen to be in the City of Lights this week, I'm promoting my Halloween/Autumn releases at The Romance Studio's Spookapoolza party, Long and Short of It Reviews, and Goddess Fish Party Pavilion. Visit all three for a chance to win a goody bag from Paris (valued at $70) that I've put together (see below for details on how to enter to win), and the opportunity to learn about a lot of new releases, read excerpts and enter contests offered by dozens of authors!

The Touch of Twilight anthology is only available for 2 more days at the amazingly low price of $2.99!! That's $2.99 for 3 sexy Halloween/ghost stories written by award-winning authors Erin Quinn and yours truly, plus Harlequin writer, Mary Leo! Buy it now at Amazon.com before it's gone!

Touch of Twilight features my erotic, paranormal romance, A Chill at Twilight. This story is now available as a single title release at Books We Love Publishing.

About A Chill at Twilight:

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Best Friend Scorned…

With her country music career in a downward spiral, Rachel Holt returns to her hometown of Onyx, Texas. There, a sexy cowboy named Luc Winston and a ghost as ominous as the town’s namesake awaits her. Not only is the ghost of Rachel’s best friend, who died seven years ago, haunting the Whispering Willow Inn where Rachel is staying, she’s terrorizing Rachel.

Believing Peyton’s ghost feels slighted by her long absence and her sizzling, rekindled romance with too-hot-to-handle Luc, Rachel tries to make amends with the scorned spirit. Only to discover a web of secrets and lies that leave her questioning whether Peyton’s death was an accident, as reported…or murder. But can she survive the ghost’s fury long enough to get to the truth?

And, last but not least, what's Halloween without a naughty witch?? I've got that for you, too! Jaden's Wicked Witch is on sale at Ellora's Cave for just 99 cents!!! Yes, you read that right. An erotic Halloween novella for just 99 cents!

About Jaden's Wicked Witch:

Jaden is a sorcerer from the realm of magik, accustomed to using swords and wizardry when confronting his enemies and completing the tasks assigned to him by the realm’s highest authority, the Oracle. But when she sends Jaden to the material world to persuade Devinia Sparks, the Oracle’s rebellious daughter, to understand and accept her true destiny, Jaden quickly learns this conquest requires a different tactic—the use of his body and his powers of seduction. But Devinia turns the tables on him when, after their first encounter, she leaves Jaden wanting so much more.

Returning Devinia to the realm of magik means that Jaden will lose her. With the fate of their world hanging in the balance, he must choose between the woman he lusts after and his desire for a peaceful world.

To win my goody bag, you just have to leave a comment on one of my posts at the three afore-mentioned Halloween party sites! Good luck and au revoir!