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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rakes in Tartan by Suz deMello #erotic #romance #vampires

Good morning, everyone! Today we have author Suz deMello here with her newly released erotic romance, Rakes in Tartan! She's sharing some info about her new book and which features vampires and Highlanders--ooh la la!

Rakes in Tartan by Suz deMello                                        

Setting: London 1816

The social season promises both sex and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. 

The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society to woo and win an exquisite    
debutante and her passionate, unconventional mother while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood, for another vampire haunts the streets of London, murdering noblemen. As he draws ever closer, Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.

Why do we love vamps?

In a word: they’re hot

Like great chocolate, vampires are smooth, seductive and dangerous. They're invariably wealthy because they prey upon whoever they please and can steal for a living if they choose. Anne Rice's Lestat is the classic example.

And many female fans enjoy the fantasy of losing control to a sexy, dominant male. On top of that, our culture worships the young and the beautiful.

In my writing, I emphasize not only the vampires’ sensuality, but also their unnatural strength and speed. In Rakes in Tartan, my hero, Tor Kilburn, doesn’t box or fence to stay in shape, but he “flies”—or appears to. Here’s his version of taking a relaxing jog at night:

Tor stood on the roof of the manse he shared with Andrew. Though the home was centrally located near Piccadilly, the misty streets ’round about were deserted at this extremely late hour. The quarter-moon’s light struggled through the low-hanging fog and gleamed on damp cobbles and pavements. Few lamps broke the darkness. Silence reigned. Not even the turd wallopers were abroad, though the olfactory evidence of their foul cargo floated above the lanes.

He stretched, enjoying the freedom he felt, having stripped off the confining jacket and snug knee-breeches required for entry into Almack’s. Cloak flapping over plain trousers, he leaped to the next building, then to the next and the next. He landed squarely on a girder supporting the glass roof of the Burlington Arcade, knees half-bent.

He sprinted along the girder, then jumped again, arms spread wide. The breeze caught his black cape and helped him across Piccadilly, enabling him to land soundlessly on the roof of Fortnum and Mason.

He enjoyed his hobby as much or even more than he had in Oxford. ‘Twas a lively town but lacked the number and variety of buildings London boasted. Though he had become intimately acquainted with the several colleges comprising Oxford, the sameness of the Gothic architecture had lost his interest. London was large, diverse and highly entertaining...

Oh, and yeah: he’s hot.



About Suz deMello

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello has written seventeen novels, plus several short stories and non-fiction articles. She writes in numerous genres including romance, mystery, paranormal, historical, contemporary comedy and erotica. She’s a freelance editor who’s worked for Total-E-Bound, Ai Press, Liquid Silver Books and Etopia Press. She also takes on private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in PW, Kirkus and Booklist, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, she resides in northern California. Her passion is world travel, and she’s left the US over a dozen times, including stints working overseas for many months. Right now, she's working on her next manuscript and planning her next trip.

Her blog is at http://www.fearlessfastpacedfiction.com. Find her reading picks @ReadThis4fun on Twitter, and befriend her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SueSwift ). Her sites are at http://www.sue-swift.com and http://www.suzdemello.com

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Cowboy's Email Bride by Cora Seton #review #giveaway #GoddessFish



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THE COWBOY’S E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE
by Cora Seton

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BLURB:

Ethan Cruz should be mending fences on his Montana ranch, but instead he's driving to the Chance Creek, Montana, airport - to pick up the bride he didn't know he had. This latest salvo in his ongoing practical joke battle with his best friend, Rob Matheson, has gone too far, and Ethan plans to send his "bride" right back home, then get busy plotting his revenge. One look at Autumn Leeds changes his mind, however. Perhaps he needs a bride, after all. A breathtakingly beautiful city bride.

Autumn Leeds needs a story - fast - or she's going to lose her lucrative contract with CityPretty Magazine, so when she sees the crazy video plea for a modern mail-order bride for a cowboy, it sounds like the story of the century. Making a video of her own, she casts herself as the perfect mail-order bride for a rancher, but when she finally reaches Montana, she's surprised to find Ethan's the perfect cowboy husband-to-be. Against her better judgment, her plan to keep her handsome groom at arm's length disintegrates into a night of passion spent in his arms.

Ethan knows he can't keep playing this game - he has to come clean with Autumn and tell her the truth; about the practical joke and about the state of his ranch. He's about to lose it all because of the debts his mother racked up before his parents' deaths. Now his sister, Claire, wants to sell the ranch and collect what little money they can. He'll be out of a home and a job, and in no shape to support the bride he desperately wants to marry, after all.

Autumn's in bigger trouble than ever. Not only has she fallen in love with the subject of her expose - she might be carrying his child. If she doesn't write this article and secure her contract for another year, she'll lose everything - her career, her apartment, and more importantly, her family's approval. The only alternative is to stay and marry Ethan. But how can she trust a man she's just met when she knows too well that men always let you down?

Can a love based on lies last?

Excerpt:

She glanced up at Ethan to find him glancing down, and the warm feeling curved around her insides again. Surely New York men couldn’t be shorter than this crew, or any less manly, but she couldn’t remember the last time she’d been around so much blatant testosterone. She must be ovulating. Why else would she react like this to a perfect stranger?

Ethan touched her arm. “This way.” She followed him down the hall, the others falling into place behind them like a cowboy entourage. She stifled a sudden laugh at the absurdity of it all, slipped her hand into her purse and grabbed her digital camera, capturing the scene with a few clicks. Had this man – this…cowboy – sat down and planned out the video he’d made? She tried to picture Ethan bending over a desk and carefully writing out “Sweet. Good cook. Ready for children.”

She blew out a breath and wondered if she was the only one stifling in this sudden heat. Ready for children? Hardly. Still…if she was going to make babies with anyone…

Shaking her head to dispel that dangerous image, she found herself at the airport’s single baggage carousel. It was just shuddering to life and within moments she pointed out first one, then another sleek, black suitcase. Ethan took them both, began to move toward the door and then faltered to a stop. He avoided her gaze, focusing on something far beyond her shoulder. “It’s just…I wasn’t….”

Oh God, Autumn thought, a sudden chill racing down her spine. Her stomach lurched and she raised a hand as if to ward off his words. She hadn’t even considered this.

He’d taken one look and decided to send her back.

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**Nona’s Review of The Cowboy’s E-mail Order Bride by Cora Seton**

Ethan Cruz wasn’t expecting a bride. In fact, after his fiancée dumped him when she discovered his precarious financial state, he’s turned his back on women. One night while drunk he regales his buddies with his idea of the perfect wife. As a practical joke, his friends record his ramblings and upload the video to the internet. From the applicants who respond to this viral “Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy?” Autumn Leeds is selected and flies to Montana to meet her supposed fiancé.
      
What Ethan and his pals don’t know is, Autumn is an imposter. She’s a reporter for a snarky city magazine, and hopes to gather enough info to write an article mocking the “country bumpkins” and save her job.
    
So neither Ethan nor Autumn is being truthful. He doesn’t know that she’s there under false pretenses and she doesn’t realize the video was just a gag. Ethan intends to be honest but as soon as he lays eyes on his “fiancée”, he’s smitten and keeps delaying the moment of truth. It doesn’t take the couple long to get busy in the bedroom. Autumn, meanwhile, finds herself falling not only for Ethan, but for country life as well.
     
This was an enjoyable, sexy story with complications galore. Ethan’s parents left him in debt. He wants to hold on to the ranch, but his sister, who owns half, is pushing him to sell. Ethan’s ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him, even though she’s already hooked another man. Autumn’s self-esteem suffers from constantly comparing herself to her successful mother and sister, neither of whom is dependent on a man.
     
It’s only a matter of time before the dominoes begin to fall and each secret is revealed. The author did a nice job of making me care about the main characters. Neither one is perfect, but they’re basically decent people who are troubled by their respective lack of honesty. They’ve both been hurt in the past. Ethan is hard working, loves his ranch and dreams of becoming a husband and family man. Autumn, to her surprise, finds her own dreams align with his and is determined to help him save his land.
    
We get to meet Ethan’s cowboy friends, as well as others in the town, and they’re an interesting bunch who I hope to see more of in future books. The author even manages to make Ethan’s bad girl ex sympathetic by the end of the story. I recommend The Cowboy’s Email Order Bride for all lovers of romance—and cowboys!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Johnny Loves Krissy by @KyAnnWaters #eroticromance #giveaway #TWRP

Happy Monday, friends! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Monday's often a bit of a let down, but it doesn't have to be--especially when Nona has prezzies for her friends! Well, actually, it's The Wild Rose Press that's offering treats in the form of gift certificates to its website. I've been featuring some awesome books by fellow Scarlet Rose authors and today I have another one: Johnny Loves Krissy by KyAnn Waters. 

Blurb: 

Kristina Taylor's biological clock just went off. She has endometriosis. Now “who's your baby's daddy” just took on a completely new meaning. A brilliant plan for conception includes her hot best friend Johnny Huston. Taking him to bed won’t be a hardship—if she can only get him to play by her rules. After all, she wants to maintain their friendship. Not easy if he ends up being the best sex of her life.

Knock her up? Krissy has to be crazy. Or is she? Johnny has loved her since high school. Her plan might not include life after baby. His does. But how is he going to show her how good they can be together with all her rules—no kissing, no touching, no caressing. He can make love to her, but she’s determined not to enjoy it. To hell with that and to hell with her rules. He’s determined to show her friendship is the best foundation for a relationship.

But there are always complications…

With Johnny, Krissy is afraid to look to the future. Right now, she can’t get enough of the present, and she dreads the thought of losing what she’s had with him in the past.



Excerpt:
 
The tension shifted in the room. Johnny’s breathing changed. Before Krissy’s heart had a chance to skip a beat, Johnny pinned her against the wall. Hot and demanding, his lips found and parted hers. His tongue snaked into her mouth. Tasting. Savoring. Stroking the texture, he sucked on her tongue while pulling a moan from her chest.

“Kissing is against the rules,” she said, arching her body closer to his. Angling her hips, she nestled his incredibly hard cock in the apex of her legs. Heat bloomed in her pussy, and her clit ached. Flutters swarmed in her tummy and desire, white hot and intense, surged through her. She moaned when his palm found her breast and his thumb stroked across the peak. Her nipple tightened to the point of pain. She needed more. “Oh, and so is touching.”

Johnny understood her plea and pulled the tie behind her neck. The top fell forward. With insistent lips, he tasted his way down her neck, feathering kisses over her collarbone, until he latched onto her nipple. Krissy moaned and sagged against the wall. His velvety tongue rasped over her taut tip. Sensation streaked, like lightning, down her spine and centered in her clit. Moisture slicked her folds, knowing the pleasure Johnny could rain on her body.

Opening wide, he closed his mouth over her breast, encasing her sensitive peak in warm, wet heat. Working the flesh with his jaw, his tongue flicked the tip. Electric shocks reverberated. Chills broke along her arms as her body warmed. Both shivering and melting.

“Watch out the window.” Johnny stepped away from her and shut the laundry room door. “It doesn’t lock,” he said, coming back to her.

The dark, dangerous gleam in his eyes sucked the breath from her lungs. Dipping his head, he kissed her again. Then she was lost.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Release Day Blitz! Bride Undone by Kate Deveaux #newrelease #LNBookPromos


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A Romantica® erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
General Release: April 11, 2014
ISBN: 9781419903540
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Synopsis

This bride takes ‘I do’ to a whole new level — just not with the groom. In one week Chloe will walk down the aisle. Yet she’s a bride who can’t stop spying on the weddings of total strangers. Desperate to catch a glimpse of what true love really looks like, she is having serious second thoughts about tying the knot. Until she meets Wes — the sexy long lost father of her groom. The hunk from Texas confirms her worst fears. She is marrying the wrong man. Battling her intense attraction for Wes, the flame between them burns too hot to resist. Chloe and Wes give into their scorching passion and struggle with the consequences of their love.
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Excerpt:

    “Not now, Conner. I told you it’s bad luck to see the dress,” Chloe called out.
    “I have your keys, Chloe and I don’t think it’s bad luck for the father of the groom to see the dress.” Wes’s voice carried through the closed door.
    Chloe froze. Wes. What was he doing there? The saleswoman smiled and before Chloe could utter a word, the efficient woman was heading the door.
    “Uh,” Chloe stammered, not sure what to do or say.
    “Can I come in?” Wes repeated just as the door opened and the saleswoman ushered him in.
    Holy mackerel,” Wes said. Chloe thought she saw him stagger back slightly. “Wow.” He stood in the room, staring at her.
    “She’s stunning, isn’t she?” the saleswoman asked proudly.
    “That she is. Completely stunning.” Wes’s eyes were locked on Chloe perched on the platform, looking at Wes who he’d her car keys in his hand.
    “I’ll just be out front,” the saleswoman said, excusing herself and leaving Chloe and Wes alone in the large change room.
    The woman left and Chloe wanted more than anything to run out of the room. Not to be left alone with Wes, it was too humiliating her feelings for him and that kiss in the elevator.
    “I brought your keys,” Wes said, moving toward Chloe. “Wasn’t easy, but I got them out of your car. Conner called me to rescue you as he’s with clients. Had a heck of time with that Beemer of yours. German engineering and all.
    “I don’t need rescuing, but thank you,” she said curtly, trying to appear in control and unfazed by him standing there, his hunky body tormenting her with embarrassment. “Just put them on the chaise by my purse.” She motioned to the chaise.
    “Sure.” He eyed her and then placed the keys where she asked.
    “And could you hand me those shoes?” Chloe asked, motioning to the shoe bag next to her purse.
    Wes took the wedding shoes out of the protective bag and handed the first shoe to Chloe.
“You didn’t answer my calls.” His eyes locked on hers as she tried to slip on the strappy jeweled sandal.
    She really didn’t want to talk about last night—she wanted to put those crazy feelings she had for him as far out of her mind as possible,—but it was going to be hard with him looking at her like that, his sultry chocolate-brown eyes searching her. Like he wanted to sweep her up and carry her far away. Or maybe that’s just what she wanted.
    “I wanted to talk to you about that. I want to apologize,” he said with a serious look. “If you thought in any way I acted inappropriately, I am sincerely sorry, I didn’t mean at all…” he paused and looked unsure as he clutched her shoe in his hand.
    Chloe’s cheeks burned as she looked at Wes, his hand wrapped around her delicate shoe.
“No, I didn’t think that at all. Nothing happened. Okay?”
    “Okay.” He handed her the other shoe. “Damn these things are tiny.” He toyed with the delicate shoe before looking up at her. “I just want my son to be happy and you two to be happy together. I don’t want anything to change that.”
    “That’s what I want too,” she said with less conviction than she felt.
    “Do you?” He handed her the shoe, those brown eyes boring into her, igniting a fire within her that she tried to suppress.
    Balancing on the one shoe, she bent down and gathered the satin dress in attempt the slip on the other shoe. Struggling to find her foot under the masses of fabric, she stumbled slightly off balance and teetered on the edge of the platform.
    Wes reached out and caught her as she tumbled into his arms. He grasped her around her waist, the slippery satin dress sliding through his fingers, his hands ending up holding her right under her breasts. She looked up at him. His muscles flexed, were rock hard under her touch, and she could feel smell his wonderful masculine scent. Damn it, she wanted him.

Author Bio

Kate 4873 2 head edited copy KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since! A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too! What’s Kate up to next? Kate is busy completing several books for release 2014, each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets, and heroes who make your heart skip a beat… Coming soon in 2014….Platinum Pleasures and A Vixen in Venice

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Tag! I'm it!

Welcome back everyone! 

I've been tagged by the lovely and talented Nicki Greenwood to participate in a blog tag. Here's how it works - Nicki tagged me and two other fabulous authors and gave us the following four questions. So today I post my answers, and tag the next people and next Monday (April 7) you stop by their blogs to check out their answers! :-) It's a fun way to share some info about myself and some fellow authors with you all and you get the chance to get a behind the scenes look at some awesome people. And... go!



What am I working on? 
Hmmm, well currently I'm rewriting (and I do mean rewriting like from page one) a romantic suspense I wrote a couple years ago. It was my second novel, and was in pretty rough shape. A couple weeks ago, I cut 20,000 words from the manuscript in 2 days. It was horrendous. And when I was done, I was left with the tattered remains that didn't even resemble a book. Now I'm at the rewrites stage - rebuilding the book, splicing existing pieces together with the new stuff, and trying to make it seamless start to finish. It's been... um fun. Right, fun. That's the word for it. 
Here's a bit more on Los Diablos - Reporter Eva Ramirez is determined to find her brother’s killer. Undercover cop Diego Lopez is desperate to stop his ex-love from uncovering his involvement in her brother’s murder and getting them both killed.
As fire reignites between them, they soon discover if they don’t work together and trust each other, they’ll both wind up in dumpsters behind Lucky’s Bar.   


How does my work differ from others of its genre?


Ooh, this is a fun one. Let's see... with my erotic romances, I really like to focus on a good external plotline, which I think is missing from a lot of other books in this genre. I like to have a lot going on in my books. It's one of the reasons I usually write long novels. 

My first was An Affair Across Times Square (right) and amid this incredibly sexy voyeuristic relationship between Layla and Tyler, there was also an intriguing murder trial and subsequent mystery to solve which helped create conflict and craziness in the book. 

In the sequel, An Engagement in Paris, (left) I have Mandy and Julien pitted on opposite sides of the marriage battle - he wants to get married, she thinks she doesn't, but agrees anyway, and as the day inches closer and her family descends upon them, she panics. 

With my holiday story Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce (left) Amy and Mason are instantly attracted to each other and then thrown together in this impossible situation - a holiday with their families.... during which his mother and her father begin dating. So it's not just their relationship bubble, but a lot of family dynamics and Turkey Day chaos which help make things a little crazy. 


In Queen of Hearts (right) Erica and Maya have a one night stand. Later, when Erica is in trouble of losing her business, she realizes she ran out on the one woman who might actually be able to help her. It's the pressure of failure that breaks through her barriers and forces her to accept Maya's help. 



My newest one, Break(Through) the Ice is all about Jasmine and Vince battling the elements (and the gossip) to be together. The Adirondack Camp they're in is just as much a character as they are, and that adds a nice element of suspense and danger to the book, which I love. :-)  






Why do I write what I do?

Because sex sells. :-p  No but seriously, I love romance novels. I've loved them since I was sixteen. While my reading in the genre was paranormal and I still enjoy a lot about that genre, erotic romance is so much fun to write. Can't think of a plot point? Write a sex scene. Stuck on why the character hates himself? Sex scene. Want to make the couple's relationship get screwed up in no time flat? Sex scene! Need them to make up? Sex Scene. Can't reveal who the killer is yet? Sex SCENE! Need more time for them to fall in love SEX SCENE! :-) 

I know that sounds really basic, or like I'm filling my book with sex because I can't write the book or don't want to work on the hard (or not so hard) stuff but because the sex, aside from being fun, is an integral part of the storyline. When you write historicals, your characters cannot be having sex on page thirty. You have to slowly build that kind of relationship and there are chaperones and rules of propriety and all kinds of things. When you write erotic romance, you don't have to worry about that, but you do have to worry about keeping things exciting. If your characters are geting busy on page thirty, and then again on page sixty-five, and one-hundred, etc. you better make sure that the scenes escalate, and that they're not random or erroneous. I love making sex an intricate part of the building romance and sometimes it even helps stave off the romance, because sometimes (like with Tyler & Layla) it's just sex in the beginning and then slowly they develop feelings for each other. It's wonderful to watch that unfold. 

How does your writing process work?


Oi - um, this is a hard one to answer because it's different for every book. The things that are the same for me are the basics: 

  • I have to build real three-dimensional characters. That usually means photographs (I use a lot of models or actors for this), their main personality traits (including their astrological sign or exact birth date because that helps me build a full character), a background of their childhood and major events in their lives (death of a parent or sibling, abuse, past lost loves) and basically their damage. Perfect or completely well adjusted characters are boring and also useless in a romance plot because if they're perfect alone, why would they want or need a life partner or romantic attachments. 
  • I have to have an external plot line - sometimes it's a paranormal or suspense/mystery plot, sometimes it's a little less involved. I just finished a BDSM book in which the heroine is on a deadline with a book and has to get the research done and write the book before the deadline, and I have a hero who is in danger of losing his business, his house, and basically every he's worked his entire adult life for. So the stakes have to be high - sometimes my emotional stakes are high, sometimes it's the physical stakes like in the WIP where Diego and Eva are in mortal danger. 
As for the process itself, sometimes it starts with a scene in my head with two people and I build everything off that. Sometimes it's a person or character. Sometimes it's an overall concept like "our parents are dating" or "instant enemies" or other kinds of tropes like that. 
I almost always create a plot using the 3-Act Plotting Method that Alexandra Sokoloff talks about on her blog about using screenwriting tricks to plot your book. And I usually have a visual layout of the main setting in a very basic, ugly, disproportionate drawing (because I have no artistic ability whatsoever) which helps me figure out what's where in a scene. 

I like to write a "dirty draft" after I've done the plotting, some of the research, and the character backgrounds. Inevitably somewhere in the draft I realize that something isn't going to work or that a character happens to have done something in their past which I didn't know until I reached the midpoint climax and then I make notes to go back and fix it after I finish the draft. It usually takes me 1-2 weeks to do the research/plotting/character background stuff and 2-6 weeks to write the draft (depending on the length and topic of the book) and then I let it rest for at least a week and get the real life stuff done that I've been ignoring while fully immersed in the book like grocery shopping and seeing my family. And then I re-read the book, start to finish, without making any changes and I use these mini sticky notes and take notes on everything I need to change, the main characters, and important info I need. Then I start making those changes and when I finish doing one, I get to rip the sticky note off the notebook page, crumple it up, and throw it away. It's VERY satisfying. :-) 

And that's it. Me, my books, and my writing in a (very large) nutshell! 

Thanks so much for the Tag, Nicki!



And now it's my turn to tag some people. I have chosen two great authors to tag and I can't wait to see their answers next week! Check em out: 




Stephanie Wytovich: Stephanie M. Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a graduate fom Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Her poetry collection, HYSTERIA, can be found at www.rawdogscreaming.com. Follow Wytovich at stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com and on twitter @JustAfterSunset.



Priscilla Kissinger: Priscilla A Kissinger is a three-time Golden Heart finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latino flavor. A single mom with three daughters, Priscilla recently earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. During the day she works as an administrator at a major university, and she spends her free time writing, reading, playing tennis, training for half marathons, watching sports and singing karaoke with her family.
You can find out more about her at www.prisakiss.com, follow her on Twitter with @prisakiss or catch her blogging on www.peanutbutteronthekeyboard.com 
and www.ghfirebirds.com.


So be sure to stop by and check out Stephanie and Priscilla's answers on Monday April 7 at stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com & www.ghfirebirds.com 


Thanks, 
~ Rach

Friday, March 28, 2014

Just Ask by Mia Downing #GLBT #romance #giveaway @miadowning007

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's another chance to win a $10 gift certificate from The Wild Rose Press AND to check out a hot erotic romance from TWRP's catalog! Today I'm featuring a male/male romance by Mia Downing--Just Ask. Now don't forget to check out the Rafflecopter after you enjoy the blurb and excerpt! Mia has plenty of titles available at The Wild Rose Press!

Blurb:

When business mogul Jordan Hill inherits half of Bendura Island Resort, a posh vacation destination in the Fiji Islands, the will demands he release his half uncle's ashes somewhere on the island and that he indulge in a real vacation before he sells. As Jordan is reeling with grief and under good circumstances doesn't do vacations, especially if they include horses and looming volcanoes, he finds himself on uneven footing. The footing turns treacherous as Jordan realizes, for the first time in his life, he's attracted to a man--his new business partner.

For resort entrepreneur Ryan McCale, Bendura Island is a dream come true as well as his livelihood. He was warned Jordan would try to sell sight unseen, and after meeting him, there's no doubt the business shark has dollar signs in his eyes. But there's also vulnerability and desire in that chocolate gaze. Suddenly, Ryan's looking forward to showing Jordan the delights of the island and hoping to convince his new partner Bendura could be his dream, too.

Contains: Explicit language, hot m/m lovin', light kink, two gorgeous guys, horses, and an impending insurance nightmare of a volcano. Enjoy!

Approx: 184 pages

Excerpt:

"Then come for five-thirty, dress casual."

There was something biting in Ryan's voice that said if Jordan wore a suit, he was slamming the door in his face. "How casual?"

"Hawaiian print shirt and khaki shorts. Sandals or flip-flops. It's too hot for jeans."Ryan's lips curved into the hint of a naughty smile. "They sell those at the resort shop, too."

"Any certain color for the shirt, or will you allow me to choose that?" Smart ass, tossing the gauntlet like that, assuming he didn't own casual clothes.

A quick mental tour through the suitcase told Jordan that he didn't, which pissed him off. He had stuff for the gym, a swim suit, casual slacks, suits. Which meant another trip to the hell that was the resort shop.

Fuck you, Blake, thinking you know me better than I know myself.

Ryan's gaze thoughtfully slid down and then up Jordan's frame. Jordan's skin heated with a tingle that had nothing to do with the humidity. He shifted, appalled that his cock would stir even just a little as Ryan's perusal ended at his mouth, hesitating there for a nanosecond that Jordan surely read wrong. But stir his dick did, his body obviously okay with being checked out.

Ryan cocked his head, a slow smile spreading across his lips. "Blue. Or Green."

"And if they don't carry one?"

"You're coming to talk to me about selling your portion of the island. It would be wise to humor me if you want me to listen to what you have to say. I can make this deal sit in court for years and years, so if I want you to show up naked, I suggest you do." Ryan's tone was soft, but his eyes glinted with blue steel.

Jordan couldn't remember the last time he'd been given an ultimatum, so this was another fucking first.

The sizzle of anger paled in comparison to the jolt of desire singing along his nerves, one that joined with the fierce need to run right out and buy that blue shirt and khaki shorts. Holy fucking shit.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Guest Post & #Review by Rach: THE SUBMISSION GIFT by Solace Ames



Welcome back readers! Today we have a guest blog and a review of The Submission Gift by Solace Ames

The Submission Gift
LA Doms
Book 2 (stand-alone)
Solace Ames

Genre: Erotic Romance, Ménage

Publisher: Carina Press

Date of Publication: March 24, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-4268-9828-0.
ASIN: B00GKBIPLY

Number of pages: 254
Word Count: 100,000

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Book Description:

Newlyweds Jay and Adriana had a happy marriage and a spectacular sex life—until tragedy struck. Wounded in a car accident, Jay spent a year recuperating while Adriana worked overtime as a chef to pay their bills. Though he’s made nearly a full recovery, some aspects of their intimate play will never be the same. It’s a small price to pay, all things considered.

But when a long struggle with the insurance company results in an overdue payout, Jay has a plan. He’ll take some of it and hire a high-end rent boy who specializes in sexual dominance. Not for him, but as a gift for Adriana, for taking care of him for the past twelve months.

Paul is the handsome stranger they choose…and the one who changes everything. What starts out as a onetime session to fulfill a fantasy turns into something bigger than all of them. But when the money runs out and Paul’s dangerous past resurfaces, the sacrifices required to stay together may end up tearing them apart…


And now a bit more from the author...

I won’t name any names, but as a reader, I get frustrated with books that promise loads of BDSM and end up delivering only the same flavor of D/s. So when I wrote The Submission Gift, I wanted to lay out a fuller kinky table setting of imaginative, consensual BDSM.

I especially enjoyed writing the erotic electrostimulation part of the novel. Although this kink sounds futuristic and high-tech, it’s actually been around for hundreds of years. Back in the 19th century, terrifying electric belts were marketed for both men and women, sometimes as general health aids, sometimes as “cures for impotence”.

Today’s e-stim devices are a lot safer and smaller. Follow the manuals and don’t use them it near the heart area! At lower settings, the sensations aren’t painful at all. In fact, similar gadgets are common in physical therapy.

The idea of experiencing alternating waves of pleasure and pain at the flick of a switch sounds appealing, whether in real life or fantasy. It’s also an interesting analogy for the reading experience itself. The story is the little magic box we use to shock ourselves!

So I hope you have a wonderful time turning the pages and flicking the switches.



Rach's Review: 3 out of 5 Divas 


Favorite Line: Does it come with a St. Andrew's Kitchenette? 

I really liked a lot about this book. Jay, Adrianna, and Paul were all damaged characters with some pretty good background. The sex scenes on the whole were pretty good and I enjoyed the way Ames jumped between POV for the three characters. The writing style was great - having some nice lyrical almost literary writing in there which made it lovely. 

Jay and Adrianna were a good couple and I really liked the way they opened their lives to make a relationship with Paul. It was a good book and worth a read. There was humor and some great heart-felt moments between these three characters, but for me it fell just a little bit short of making me really care and feel for the characters. 







About the Author:

Solace Ames has roots in the Southeast US, although her heart lives somewhere along the Pacific coast of Mexico. She's worked in restaurants, strip clubs, academia and the corporate world and studied everything from the philosophy of science to queer theory to medieval Spanish literature. Rejecting neat categories, her writing sprawls across genres and genders and swings from high art to low art, marching with the erotic avant-garde, tongue sometimes in cheek and at other times... well. Along with writing, education and political activism are her passions. Family takes up most of her time, but she loves to keep learning.



Website and Blog: www.solaceames.com




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