Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sweetest Taste of Sin Blog Blitz

I'm thrilled to have my good friend Danica Avet visiting today to tell y'all (see, the Southern drawl is catching!) about her hot new contemporary menage. I love this book, and I hope you will too! Be sure to visit the other participants for more chances to win a gift card and, even more importantly, a set of two "Grand Terre" books! They're awesome!



Series: Southern Sin
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance/ Menage
Flame rating: Sorching

Released: 12/9/2013
Publisher: Danica Avet
Word count: 26K

Tour long Giveaway: $25 gift card (Amazon, B&N or ARe) and set of 2 ‘Grande Terre’ ebooks
Dates: 12/16 thru 12/19

Bio:

Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana (that would be somewhere around Houma) where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing.

Danica is the lucky pet of a compulsively needy dog and two cats. The pitter-patter of little feet has been known to make her break out into a cold sweat.

Writing is how she gives the voices in her head a way out. When she isn’t writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to, and watches hot burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.

WEBSITE:http://danicaavet.com
http://www.facebook.com/DanicaAvet
http://twitter.com/@DanicaAvet
BLOG: http://danicaavet.wordpress.com/
EMAIL: danica.avet@gmail.com



Blurb:

Logan Guillory finally has what she’s always wanted, a loving, sizzling relationship with J.B. Calhoun. So why can’t she shake her overwhelming need for his twin brother Anthony? Her small town morals tell her it’s not normal to love two men with equal fervor, but not even the risk of damaging her standing in Grand Terre, Louisiana can make her stop wanting to be possessed by them both.

Anthony ‘Ant’ Calhoun had his eye on Logan long before his brother entered the picture, but now he’s lost his chance, or so he thinks. J.B. has other ideas, which includes sharing Logan’s sensual caresses and big heart with his brother. Torn between overwhelming need and fear of the scandal that might ensue, Ant resists with all his might, but doesn’t stand a chance against the needs of the two people he loves most.

Giving in threatens everything they all hold dear, but who can resist the sweetest taste of sin?

Note: Contains scenes of one woman being properly seduced and thoroughly enjoying it by not one, but two men who happen to be twins. Very sexy, hot twins.

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweetest-Taste-Sin-Southern-ebook/dp/B00H6UOHOW
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/385844
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sweetesttasteofsin-1369522-340.html


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Friday, December 13, 2013

Guest Blogger, Sabrina Garie

I'm so pleased to welcome Sabrina to my blog today. She's celebrating the release of Thirteen Nights, which came out on December 6th, 2013, and is here to tell us about the book and also to talk about writing warrior women... just my kind of post! So, take it away Sabrina!



All characters grow throughout the course of their story. Strong women romantic heroines, I would argue, develop along their own unique trajectory. Part of that arc is to accept their female vulnerabilities that the wider world, for one reason or another, has prevented them from developing or forced them to keep hidden.

In Thirteen Nights, the heroine is an Amazon warrior, required by culture and vows to be strong. And alone. She has sworn never to permanently bond with another, never to raise her own children even though she is required to try to conceive them. Casual sex partners are organized through a speed dating event.

Annie’s empathic—softer emotions of mercy, love, belonging are a real part of her DNA. On her journey, our heroine comes to realize that strength as she has known it cannot be measured by battle victories or number of kills, but by the courage to follow her own path, and question authority when authority should be questioned. Love, she learns, is not the weakness as she’s been told it was, just a different source of strength.

Here’s her moment of internal choice: Where she accepts her love, and by extension her true self.

Tai made love like he lived. Fiercely. Passionately. He demanded everything, gave everything, never allowed either of them to be less than whole. Stars burst behind her eyes, her body tightened, she was on the edge, so ready to explode into the oblivion he delivered so well. He stopped, ripped his lips from hers. No.

“Say it, Annie,” he whispered against the edge of her mouth, his breath hot against her cheek.

She knew what he wanted, could read the feelings he projected loudly. “I feel love, Tai, but I don’t know if those feelings are my own, or I’m reflecting yours.”

“Yes, Annie, you do.” He did a slow lunge in, pushing his chest tighter against hers.

He was forcing her to choose, asking her for a different kind of courage. Not that of a warrior picking up a sword or a gun and running into the fray of battle, a job she’d trained for since she was four. He asked her to find the courage of an ordinary life, of choosing to love when the world said no, to break the rules that bound hearts and minds from reaching their potential. Did she have this kind of courage?

A bite on her chin. “Annie?”


Her moment of external choice, when she decides to act on the internal moment of choice.

Do you want to stay with me, raise our child together?” he whispered into Annie’s hair, his arms held her tight against him, his mind and heart willing her to say yes.

“What do you mean, Tai?”

“The blood bond.” A lifetime commitment, like a human marriage, but more.

“The Amazon Elders haven’t permitted a bond since they ruled all conception matches required prior genetic approval and launched Thirteen Nights.”

“I’m not asking the Elders, Annie, I’m asking you.”



Thirteen Nights is Annie's journey. I hope you have as much fun reading about her and Tai as I did writing about them.

Who’s your favorite strong female heroine? What do you like about her?

Thirteen Nights
Divine Temptation
Book 1
Sabrina Garie

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Date of Publication: December 6, 2013
ISBN: 9781419941764

Buy Links:
Elloras Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/thirteen-nights.html
Amazon :
:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GXDNHNA?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00GXDNHNA&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/thirteen-nights
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18996479-thirteen-nights

Book Description:

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

About the Author:

Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine romance fiction has ever known and the hero who can take her. A believer that big, audacious goals spice up life, she relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make those goals (and her characters) come alive.

When not at the computer, she wrangles vegetables and extra helpings of homework into her fashion-loving progeny, kowtows to a fat cat and reads, a lot.

Since it is more fun to travel in packs, come along for the ride.

Blog/Website: www.sabrinagarie.com
Facebook: facebook.com/sabrinagarieauthor
Twitter: @sabrinagarie
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Sabrina_Garie

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sizzling Sci-Fi Virtual Book Tour


Tour long Giveaway:

Grand: $75 in GC's ($25 for ARe and $50 for Amazon or B&N)
1st: $25 Loose ID GC and Lolita Lopez swag pack
2nd: $25 Amazon and A.M. Griffin swag pack

Dates: 12/1/2013 through 12/31/2013

Schedule:

Cristal Ryder                                                12/1- SUN
Candlelight Book Promotions                       12/1- SUN
A.M. Griffin                                                  12/2- Mon
Unearthly Musings                                        12/3- Tue
Close Encounters with the Night Kind           12/4- Wed
Patricia Knight                                              12/5- Thur
Lea Barrymire                                              12/6- Fri
For Whom The Books Toll                          12/7- SAT
AJ Jarrett                                                     12/9- Mon
Silken Sheets                                               12/10- Tue
Anya Richards                                             12/11- Wed
Bound By Passion                                       12/11- Wed
Cara Bristol                                                 12/12- Thur
69 Shades of Smut                                       12/13- Fri
Lusty Penguin Reviews                                12/14- SAT
Tracing the Stars                                         12/16- Mon
Kacey's Kreations                                       12/17- Tue
Giovanni Valentino                                      12/18- Wed
Tattooed Book Review                               12/19- Thur
Whim Notes                                               12/20- Fri
Lillian Mackenzie Rhine                              12/21- SAT
Cassandra Lost in Books                            12/23- Mon
Book Swagger                                           12/27- Fri
The eBook Reviewers                                12/28- SAT
deal sharing aunt                                         12/30- Mon

SciFi Question:

Are you a closet Trekkie? Dr. Who-ite?

Cara:
I like Star Trek, the original and the Next Generation TV shows and the movies, but I don’t consider myself to be a Trekkie. I do think that the original Star Trek TV show was quite bold in dealing with social issues of the day.

Cynthia:
I’m very open about my love of Star Trek. My entire Operation Erotic series is devoted to my fervent love of Data from The Next Generation (grins). I’ve only been to one Star Trek convention however and I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t in costume. My Klingon is very weak also (Worf!!! Woof!). I love Star Wars! Han Solo was my first movie boyfriend. I chirped like R2-D2 for months after seeing the first movie, driving my dear wonderful mom insane. Dr. Who was my first taste of Sci-Fi and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

A.M. Griffin:
Trekki for sure. I don’t watch the old Captain Kirk ones, I like Captain Picard. I think I’ve seen every episode numerous times, but just to make sure I never miss an opportunity to watch one. Captain Picard has a certain authority about him. It might be that tight suit, his bald head, his accent or jus the way he says “Engage”. Whew!

Lolita:
Dr Who. All the way! Some nights, I'll click onto Netflix or Amazon's Instant Video and just stream episode after episode while I write. I'm a huge, HUGE fan of the Shakespeare episode where Dr. Who takes Martha Jones back to Elizabethan England. There's this witch running loose, only she's actually an alien, and….I'm rambling. Anywho. Fantastic show!

 

Lolita Lopez Bio:


I'm just your everyday dirty-book-writing mama. I live in Texas with my Viking throwback husband and a mischievous preschooler. You can find me online at www.lolitalopez.com and on Facebook (goo.gl/UsNFM). My newsletter (eepurl.com/mlTcX) provides updates on new releases, free reads and other cool stuff.



I also write scorching hot romances with a dash of suspense and plenty of sexy tattooed bad boys as Roxie Rivera(www.roxierivera.com) including the bestselling Her Russian Protector series and the Fighting Connollys trilogy.


Blurb:

Grabbed, Book Three To escape her father's debt to a loan shark, Dizzy seeks refuge in the upcoming Grab. She’d rather belong to one of those terrifying sky warriors from the battleship Valiant than to the sleazy criminal who wants her as his plaything.

The years of constant war haven’t been kind to highly decorated sniper Venom. Only the promise of earning a wife kept him going through deadly battles. Catching and collaring Dizzy fills him with incredible hope. Finally he has a woman of his own, a mate to love—and bind and adorn with his ropes.

After a brazen Splinter attack, the Shadow Force uncovers secrets about Dizzy’s late mother that entangle her in a web of deceit. To save Venom, her father and an operative named Terror, Dizzy digs deep and risks it all.

Venom refuses to stand idly by while Dizzy’s haunted past threatens the future they’re trying to build. He finally has a reason for living—and he’s not giving her up.
Read an excerpt: http://www.lolitalopezbooks.com/1/post/2013/11/sneak-peek-2-saved-by-venom.html

Buy links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Saved-Venom-Grabbed-Lolita-Lopez-ebook/dp/B00FMX4F9W
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/saved-by-venom-lolita-lopez/1117057961?ean=9781419948046
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/saved-by-venom.html




Cynthia Sax Bio:

Cynthia Sax lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

Website: http://cynthiasax.com/
Blog: http://tasteofcyn.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.sax
Twitter: @CynthiaSax
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Sax/e/B006HIJICK

Blurb:

Tolui, a clone of a powerful Warlord, is a male without a homeland or a future. Doomed to never mate, he ruthlessly wages war, seeking to give his clone brothers a planet system to call their own, a place where they can live without persecution.

When Tolui crashes on a deserted planet and meets a small human female, he discovers everything he knows about clones is a lie. Lea, his destined mate, frees the passion he’s suppressed over his lifetime. He wants her. He needs her. He’ll do anything to bond with her.

But he won’t share her. Tolui’s greatest battle will be the fight for Lea’s heart. To win her love, he’ll face hundreds of his clone brothers, men who look exactly like him.

Read an excerpt: http://tasteofcyn.com/2013/11/17/warlord-reunited/

Buy links:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/warlord-s-mercy.html
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Warlords-Mercy-Barbarian-Claims-ebook/dp/B00ELJQ8NY
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-warlord039smercy-1269441-340.html


A.M. Griffin Bio:

A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She's a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

For more information please visit www.amgriffinbooks.com



Blurb:

Loving Dangerously, Book Three

Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.

Rasha, captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.

Read an excerpt: http://www.amgriffinbooks.com/uploads/1/1/6/5/11654190/dangerously_hers.excerpt.pdf

Buy Links:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/dangerously-hers.html
Amazon: http://ow.ly/25mwNL



Cara Bristol Bio:

Cara Bristol has written everything from mainstream long and short fiction to nonfiction magazine and newspaper articles. She sold her first erotic romance in 2009. Now multi-published, she has ten erotic romances and two anthologies to her name. The author of the popular Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline series, Cara writes spanking fiction most often, but her published works also include contemporary and paranormal erotic romances. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and watching reality TV shows. Breeder is her first science fiction novel and the start of a series. She lives in the Midwest United States with her husband

Author website
Twitter @CaraBristol
Facebook

Blurb:

To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.

Breeder contains M/F and M/M sexual practices and domestic discipline.
Read an excerpt: http://carabristol.com/my-books-2/breeder-science-fiction-romance/

Buy Links:
Amazon Buy Link
Loose Id Buy Link
ARe Buy Link

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Release Day...

WOOT, it's finally here!

It's funny, but I was so focused on the guest blogs I've been doing I almost forgot to post about my own release here, on my own blog! Mind you, it wouldn't be the first time this happened LOL! But, here it is, in all it's glory...
And it's not only available at Ellora's Cave but also on Amazon!

Now to get started on the next book, tentatively titled Shifting Passions... Happy reading!
Anya

Jaguar in the Sun

Anya Richards

 Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Build Up...

On the Twelfth Day of Pre-Release the author gave to me…
The final build-up to the main event!

Oooo…it’s almost here! Tomorrow is release day for Jaguar inthe Sun and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it… J
During my Twelve Days of Pre-Release tour I’ve talked about so many aspects of this book and I was a little stumped for what I should do for this last post. Then I thought, hey, the tour was the foreplay, tomorrow is the Big Event, so this post should be that final little extra something that happens just before the release hits. Yep. Pun intended.
So here’s a little look at what happens when the heroine Cassandra and the hero Xbal are finally alone:

He got the tight sleeves partway down and paused, his gaze slipping down to devour her body just as effectively as his lips had consumed her mouth. The tightening of his fingers on her upper arms, the flare of desire in his eyes and his low moan of appreciation made her shiver with anticipation. It would be easy to pull the sleeves the rest of the way off herself but she stayed where she was, arms trapped slightly behind her body, basking in the heat of Xbal’s perusal. Passivity wasn’t her usual style. She liked being an active participant during sex and still wanted, oh so badly, to experience the feel of his body against hers. Yet here, now, it felt right to let him take the lead, to lie back against the door with her back slightly arched, breasts thrust out, offering herself up for his delectation.
Xbal took a deep breath, his nostrils flaring slightly as he did.
“Gorgeous,” he growled. His gaze still tracked along her body, flicking over her legs and torso, bringing the sparks of arousal beneath her skin to full burn. Cassie couldn’t remember ever feeling as beautiful—or as wanted—as she did in that moment. Couldn’t recall ever craving a man as much as she craved Xbal.
“Are you just going to look?”
Try as she might to make the words amused and inviting, they came out rushed and breathy—far needier than she intended.
Releasing her arms, Xbal flicked open the clasp at the front of her bra, holding on to the edges of the cups to slowly let them part. The spidersilk got caught on her nipples, the soft brush and minute drag making her gasp, and he left it clinging there. His eyelids lifted, and she found herself once more held captive by the dark enticement of his gaze.
“No.” Stark need and blatant intent made the word scrape across her consciousness, sending a shock of fire along her spine. “Now I make you mine.”

Umm… *fans self* Xbal is a sexy beast, and Cassie is a woman after my own heart, strong, determined and, once she makes up her mind, almost unstoppable.

Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating release day over at CristalRyder’s blog, and I hope you’ll stop by for a visit! *does a little jig* I love release day!
Anya

Blurb:

Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Sexy Bucket List

On the ninth day of pre-release the author gave to me…
…a sexy bucket list.
Most people think at some point or another about what they’d do if they knew they had a finite amount of time left. Some say they’d go skydiving or travel to that one special place they’ve always wanted to see. For the heroine of my upcoming release Jaguar in the Sun, book four in the Unveiled Seductions series, she’s drawn to have one day of passion with the man she’s been attracted to for ages:
The elevator doors opened and she stepped into the sleek, leather-lined interior to admire, as she always did, the murals stamped into the skins. Done in a primitive, Mesolithic style and colored with a variety of bright dyes, they were a feast for the eyes. Unable to resist, she traced the figure directly before her, a half-man, half-jaguar she always assumed to be Xbal. Her finger trembled as it struck her she may very soon be touching the real thing, discovering and exploring what she’d only dreamed of up to this point. The lurch of her stomach had nothing to do with riding the elevator to the tenth floor but made the breath catch in her throat and a shiver course over her back and shoulders.
As the lift came to a smooth halt, she let her hand drop back to her side and took a deep breath, trying to put it all back into perspective. In a little while she may or may not be sleeping with a man she found entirely enthralling. In a short time she’d know whether or not this particular long-held dream would come true or not. Yet, as much as anticipation and trepidation crackled under her skin, and as exciting as the prospect of fucking Xbal was, it wouldn’t be a life-changing moment.
Strange how knowing the end of your existence was imminent gave one the kind of cutting clarity that would be beneficial if you had more time to make use of it.
Oh, Cassie, if only you knew. Perhaps if she’d thought about it a little more, she’d realize people don’t put something like this on a bucket list unless it has deep, deep meaning to them. She’s opening Pandora’s box by propositioning Xbal, and what lies ahead will indeed be that life-changing moment she so easily dismissed!
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Jaguar in the Sun
Anya Richards

Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave



Friday, November 22, 2013

The Twelve Days of Pre-Release

We’re getting into the crazy season, and suddenly I realized I had a new release coming up right at the start of it! Uh-oh…I know once December hits I’m out for the count, for a number of reasons. One is all the functions that pop up, some planned (the dreaded office parties), others impromptu (my son’s girlfriend coming for a visit from out-of-town), but there is also the fact I find I’m busier with editing at this time of the year than almost any other.
So, instead of trying to fit blogging and promo in amongst all the madness, I decided to have a Twelve Days of Pre-Release blog tour to introduce book four in my Unveiled Seductions series, Jaguar in the Sun. Pre-Release is a little like foreplay, right? Building the anticipation... because believe me, when a jaguar god and master of sex magic finally gets his hands on the woman he's been wanting since he first met her, you know the heat will be enough to break the thermometer!
Tomorrow I’ll be at the Cabal of Hotness blog to tell everyone a little more about the book, while talking about the perfect proposition. And over the next twelve days I’ll be sharing sneak peeks into some of the action and short excerpts exclusive to each blog. Join me please, on my whirlwind Twelve Days of Pre-Release blog tour!

Available December 4, 2013

Blurb:

Book four in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Cassandra Solinar has a bucket list and jaguar god Xbal Montegro is on it. About to undergo an essential rite she won’t survive, she wants to wring every ounce of pleasure out of the time left. Including discovering if Xbal’s sex magic technique is as good as rumored.
It’s no hardship for Xbal to accept Cassandra’s invitation for one erotic encounter, but far more difficult to let her go once he gets a taste of the explosive passion between them. Now he’s determined to hold on to her, no matter what.
Cassie can’t tell Xbal the truth about what she’s about to do. It’s illegal, but without her death the entire world will perish. It’s a job she’s been preparing for from birth, but the loss will be greater now. For in Xbal she finds a soul-deep connection she doesn’t want to lose, and the one thing she made a point of not putting on her bucket list—love.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Danica Avet 1000th Blog Giveaway!

My pal Danica Avet is celebrating her 1000th blog post with a big giveaway and a fun video! In case you're not familiar with Danica's books, check them out here to find out more about "Erotic Romance with a Touch of Cajun Spice."

Stop by her blog to hear what it takes to make it to 1000 blog posts and enter her Rafflecopter giveaway! Or enter it here... a Rafflecopter giveaway. She's got a LOT of prizes!

Have fun!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Elizabeth Inglee-Richards' Acchrocher Ses Patins (Hang 'Em Up) Tour


Genre: Paranormal hockey romance
Flame rating: Warm to Scorching
Released: 2/1/2013
Publisher: Books To Go Now
Tour long Giveaway: 3 copies of the book and 3 hockey charm bracelets
Dates: November 11th thru 30th

Bio:

Elizabeth Inglee-Richards is a writer of urban, and suburban fantasy. She loves writing about fairies, werewolves, witches and what have you, all set in the modern world. She particularly loves the tension created when the paranormal world touches our real world. Her work is mostly set in Delaware or Massachusetts, the only two places she knows well enough to set fiction.

Blog: http://elizabethingleerichards.blogspot.com
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Inglee-Richards/e/B004KJ04PI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1349544541&sr=1-2-ent
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4623381.Elizabeth_Inglee_Richards
Bookstogonow: http://www.bookstogonow.com/page127.html
twitter: @bodgei

Blurb:

In the nineteen twenty’s the world of Ice Hockey was changing forever, spreading south into the US markets. Two young lovers from New Brunswick were preparing to get married when the young man is offered his dream job as a goalie for a team based in Halifax. The couple has no idea what changes they are going to have to make for the team that doesn’t just wear the Hyena, they become the hyena quite literally.

Buy link:
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237458
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Accrocher-Ses-Pantins-Hanging-ebook/dp/B009DPAY8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349550347&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+inglee-richards
Barns & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/accrocher-ses-pantins-elizabeth-inglee-richards/1112959118?ean=2940015696080

Excerpt

“We should walk and let the men discuss business. I have been told that there is a lovely path to the water from here; we could walk on the beach.”

I didn’t feel as though it was my place to tell her that a walk along the beach in the winter was not all that pleasant. Not much was lovely in the winter. I stood and went with her; if this was what Jennot wanted, I would not ruin it for him. Marie and I walked a ways in the cold before she said anything.

“Your stitches,” she said, “so neat and tidy on the other men, but noton Jean-Mark?”

“He will not let me take my time with him,” I said with a laugh, “He wants to pretend nothing hurts him.”

She nodded as if what I said was important, “Where did you learn to stitch?”

“My father is a sail maker. I can stitch anything,” I told her. It was a source of pride for me.

“Good,” she said. She fell quiet for a few moments, and then she told me, “We can use that. The team takes care of its own. Jean-Mark will be paid and given a job for the off-season; you will be given a home in Halifax. And we will find you a home for the summer. It will be safer than this,” she said with a sweeping gesture to the sea, “My father was taken by the sea,” she added in a quiet voice.

“Jennot’s was as well,” I told her. “Do you love him, or is he just the closest boy?” she asked me quickly. She had turned and was looking at me fiercely.


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Friday, October 25, 2013

Jayne Kingston's Series Tour

Today I welcome the awesome Jayne Kingston with her Mischievous Matchmaker tour! Jayne kindly answered a few questions for us, and has offered a gift card and Key Party key tag as a prize to one lucky entrant. And check out some of her other stops for additional chances to to enter. Have fun!

Unearthly Musings10/15- Tue
Illustrious Illusions10/16- Wed
I am a book addict...and proud of it10/17- Thur
Lusty Penguin Reviews10/18- Fri
Literary Nook10/19- SAT
Kick Start Your Heart Romance10/19- SAT
The Jeep Diva10/21- Mon
For the Love of Bookends 10/22- Tue
AJ Jarrett10/23- Wed
All I Want and More10/24- thur

Series: Mischievous Matchmaker

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Flame rating: Scorching
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Tour long Giveaway: $25 GC to Ellora's Cave and a "key party" beaded key chain
Dates: 10/15 thru 10/25

Bio: 

When Jayne Kingston was growing up she spent many hours daydreaming about a time when she could flee the too-small town in Ohio where she grew up and run laughing for the sunny West Coast. Of course she stuck around and raised her family in that small town instead, and doesn’t regret it for a moment. Now she spends her days dreaming about the delicious fun two people can have while falling in love.

Find Me Here Links:
Website: http://www.jaynekingston.com
Email: jayne@jaynekingston.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaynekingston.writer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jayne_kingston

Jayne Kingston Interview

In your opinion, what makes a great hero?

In any type of story and in any type of situation, I want my heroes to react with integrity when they’re challenged to do the right thing. Even if he starts out as the most self-centered, self-serving creep on the planet, I want it to be their first gut reaction to be to step up and run into the face of danger. Bold fearlessness goes a long way with me.

Do you prefer strong women for heroines, or the ‘damsel in distress’ type?

You know, my first reaction to this question was “Ugh. Damsels.” And then I stopped to think about my stories and realize I write them quite a bit. I got a kick out of writing Bree in Cupid’s Choice because she’s sort of a reluctant damsel. She’s extremely independent for the most part—until she finds herself in a situation where she needs to be rescued, that is. And it was too much fun that she wasn’t especially thrilled about the hero on hand at the time.

Do you have anything in common with your characters?

I sneak a little something of myself into my characters here and there. I’m sure most writers do. Slipping in a belief here or a principle there not only adds another facet to the character, but it helps me, the writer, connect with them in a personal way. Especially if one of my characters has a vastly different personality from mine, which most of them do.

Having superficial things in common with them helps as well. Rachel from Key Party used to be a massage therapist on a cruise ship—when I was a massage therapist years ago I toyed with the idea of working on a cruise ship once my kids were grown and out of the house. ALL of my characters drink coffee—I can’t live without the stuff.

What item, or items, is absolutely necessary to your writing mojo?

I have a drawing of a hand with a finger pointing—think Uncle Sam and “I want YOU!”—that’s pinned to the corkboard above my desk. One of the writers in my Saturday morning group always points her finger at all of us when it’s time to stop chatting and start working. That drawing reminds me to get my butt in my chair and write, no excuses.

I also have a framed quote from Dita Von Teese that says “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches” that helps me keep things in perspective.

What’s the strangest (neatest, coolest, etc) thing you’ve ever done?
Back when my oldest was just a baby my husband and I stayed with friends at a cabin they had on a small lake up in Canada. We had to take a boat from a dock to the cabin itself. It had no running water or electricity and the outhouse was something out of a bad dream. (Seriously. The spiders that lived on the ceiling were the size of plums, I swear.) We ate fresh fish cooked on an open fire every night and bathed in the lake, and one night we got to see the Northern Lights, which were both eerie and spectacular. It was the most amazing vacation I’ve ever been on.

What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?

I’m currently working on a short story to tie up one last loose end in the Mischievous Matchmaker series. I kind of left someone hanging, and I tried to tie his story up at the end of Luck of the Draw, I really did, but then someone twisted my arm and I *had* to write this last book. (Just kidding. She said she “would like to read” so-and-so’s story and I caved. I’m so easy.)

After that’s finished I’ll be getting back the series that has spun off last year’s Ink Lust.

Luck of the Draw: Book 3

Blurb:

Turnabout is fair play. Or maybe karma is a bitch is more fitting.

Wanting to repay the favor she did for them, Petra’s friends throw her a key party to help her move on from a months-old heartbreak. While she is not interested in falling in love again, getting her stunted sex life back on track doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

Except someone sabotages the key drawing before she gets her turn. Instead of spending the night with the ultra-hot doc her friends intended to “accidentally” set her up with, she winds up drawing her good friend Alex’s keys instead.

A night with Alex is coveted among players. Petra quickly finds out the reality of Alex far exceeds his legendary reputation. The moment they kiss they discover a chemistry so combustible it’s positively nuclear. Instantly engulfed in a red-hot haze of passion, neither of them sees it coming when Petra’s ex returns, repentant and threatening to ruin their newfound happiness.

Buy Link:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/luck-of-the-draw.html


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- Contest host/organizer is not responsible to misrepresented/mis-typed email addresses, spam filters, mailer demons, and other internet wackiness that may crop up at the time of winner notification.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kara Leigh Miller 'Jilted' Blitz


Welcome to Kara Leigh Miller on her 'Jilted' Blog Blitz! Make sure to visit her other stops for more excerpts and chances to win one of two different books Kara's offering as prizes!

Unearthly Musings10/22- Tue
A.M. Griffin10/22- Tue
Perusing Princesses10/22- Tue
I am a book addict...and proud of it10/22- Tue
For Whom The Books Toll10/22- Tue
Writing About Love10/22- Tue
A.M. Griffin10/22- Tue
Lusty Penguin Reviews10/23- Wed
Jayne Kingston10/23- Wed
Anya Richards10/23- Wed
Virginia Brasch10/23- Wed
Love Between the Sheets10/23- Wed
Literary Nook10/24- Thur
deal sharing aunt10/24- Thur
Lea Barrymire10/24- Thur


Bio:

Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.

Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.

Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!

Social Media Links:
Website/Blog: www.karaleighmiller.com
Email: karaleighmiller@yahoo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KaraLeighMille1
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/KaraLeighMiller


Jilted

Author: Kara Leigh Miller
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: Scorching
Release Date: 9.15.2013
Length: 49K
Heat Rating: Hot

Blurb:

Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?

Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-ebook/dp/B00F6DFUG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379161399&sr=8-1&keywords=Jilted+kara+leigh+miller

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jilted-kara-leigh-miller/1116906522?ean=2940148724681

EXCERPT:

"I'm telling you, man, this is a mistake," Steven said.
Brett glanced at his brother, annoyed. "Mom said the same thing to me earlier." The wedding was scheduled to start in less than twenty minutes, and he was going to take his place at the altar to wait for his bride. Once he took his spot, he looked out at the seated guests.
Steven put his hand on Brett's shoulder. "We all know the woman you should be marrying is sitting out there," Steven nodded, "fourth pew back."
Brett's gaze landed on Amy, who was talking to his mom. Amy looked gorgeous, as usual. She said something to his mom, and then laughed. The sight of her smiling face made him smile, until he realized that he wouldn't get to see her like that very often anymore. "Amy and I are just friends."
Steven laughed. "Stop wearing your ass as a hat and open your eyes. Amy King has never been just your friend."
"That's real nice, Steven." Brett sighed and shook his head. Marrying Vanessa wasn't a mistake. It wasn't. And Amy was just his friend. He was doing the right thing by marrying Vanessa. Wasn't he?
"I'm your brother. I don't want to see you make a mistake."
"Exactly. You're my brother, which means you should support my decision. I love Vanessa. I'm going to marry her."
Steven shrugged. "If you say so."
Brett turned and glared at him. "And you decided to have this conversation with me now? Ten minutes before Vanessa will be walking down that aisle. Nice timing." He went to run his hand through his hair, but stopped, not wanting to mess it up. Vanessa hated when his hair was messy. She said it made him look sloppy, as though he didn't care. Amy never seemed to mind though. In fact, she laughed at him every time he messed up his hair. He sighed and turned back around to look out over the pews. His gaze once again wandered to Amy.
"It's not like you've been around much. It’s been kind of hard to talk to you," Steven muttered.
He was right. Brett had been occupied with Vanessa and pulling the wedding together in such a short amount of time. "I know. Sorry."
They were silent for a few moments before Steven leaned close to Brett's ear and whispered, "It's not too late, Brett. You can still call this off."

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Big Cocks & Broomsticks Blog Hop


I'm still buzzing from Romanicon 2013. It really was one of the highlights of my year to date, an occasion where I got to meet a bunch of people I'd only ever met over the internet, made some new friends and caught up with old friends I hadn't been in contact with for a while.

And one of the big surprises of the conference was, along with all my fellow authors, winning an award from Ellora's Cave for our Fondled and Gobbled series! It really was a thrilling moment.

The Cabal of Hotness, left to right: Lea Barrymire, Cristal Ryder, Piper Trace, Sasha Devlin, Cassandra Carr, Amy Ruttan, Justin Whitfield, me, Cara Carnes, Danica Avet, A.M. Griffin, and our wonderful editor/publisher Raelene Gorlinski.

Of course, getting hugs from may favorite Caveman, Rodney, and the new Alpha Caveman, De Angelo, were also highlights LOL! Which red-blooded woman would pass up opportunities like these?



Yeah... that was all kinds of awesome! 

So, in honor of the wonderful memories, I'm giving away a copy of either Fondled and Gobbled, Someone Had To Do It, or Fondled and Gobbled, One More Slurp-- winner's choice. Just comment on this post for a chance to win, and be sure to visit all the other blog stops for a chance to win one of either a $100, $50 or $25 gift card for Amazon or Barnes & Noble! A full list of participants can be found here.

Go forth and win! Good luck to everyone, and thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Wendy Jay Blog Tour

Welcome Wendy Jay and her Treasure Series Blog Tour, highlighting Another Man's Treasure and Undiscovered Treasure, two scorching contemporary erotic romances. She'll be giving away a set of books and five sets of rack cards, so make sure to enter for a chance to get lucky!


Schedule:

Jayne Kingston 10/14- Mon
Candlelight Book Promotions 10/14- Mon
For Whom The Books Toll 10/17- Thur
Anya Richards 10/18- Fri
The eBook Reviewers 10/19- SAT
AJ Jarrett 10/21- Mon
Lea Barrymire 10/23- Wed
Cristal Ryder 10/24- Thur
Unearthly Musings 10/24- Thur
Book Reviews & More by Kathy 10/25- Fri
A.M. Griffin 10/26- SAT
Tattooed Book Review 10/27- SUN
Kick Start Your Heart Romance 10/28- Mon


Bio:

I live in Northern NH, in my hometown. I have enjoyed reading and writing since I was a young child and wrote poetry since I can remember. Through my school years, I took every opportunity to take a literature or creative writing class. I worked in finance for 28+ years until Feb. 2012 when the company downsized and I lost my job. The opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream of writing a novel came about when a Facebook friend encouraged me to try after reading a couple blurbs I spit out upon being asked some advice! I took my vivid imagination, my gift of words which I attribute to God, and wrote my first novel Another Man's Treasure. Admittedly, I fell in love with my own characters and continued their story with my second novel Undiscovered Treasure.

I write romance/erotica and at some point in the future want to try my hand at paranormal and adventure/action. My biggest inspiration is my sister Jennifer. She has stood behind me all the way and given me so much emotional support. Along with her, I have some amazing friends who I refer to as "my cheerleaders". They keep me motivated along my writing adventure. When I am not writing, I have to admit I am an electronic junkie. If it has a push button, I either have it or want it!

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WendyJayAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7103509.Wendy_Jay
Twitter https://twitter.com/SweetSinNH
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69946134


Blurb:

Jude Delaney…A dark haired Adonis with a slightly kinky side. He fell in love with a red haired beauty in high school, only to have her torn from him and sent away. Miranda, his first love…his only love.

Ross Guthrie…A tall, sexy man who carries a gun. Jude’s best friend from college. More brother than friend. Ross now works for the FBI and his assignment sends him to Jude’s hometown…to protect Miranda.

Miranda Jones…A sassy red-head. She takes charge of her life and runs from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Hank Castile. Leaving California behind, Miranda moves back home…and right into Jude’s loving arms. Two best friends…Both determined to protect this woman at all costs. Will Jude and Ross have what it takes to save Miranda from Hank Castile…the man who abused her and now wants her dead?

Excerpt:

Jude looked in the rearview mirror at the old farmhouse. He loved that old house where Grandpa Joe lived, where he was raised and eventually where Jude was raised. The town named the road after Grandpa Joe because at one time he owned most of the land surrounding it. He sold off parcels of land to local folks who wanted to build homes and start families. He loved family above all else, especially his grandson, Jude. Before he died, he gave Jude the deed to the farmhouse. His Grandpa’s words stayed with Jude all these years. “Jude, don’t ever sell this parcel of land. Keep it in the Delaney family.”

True to his word, Jude kept the farmhouse, moved in right after college and made the necessary repairs. The house was pretty big for a single guy, but if it was important to Grandpa, then it was important to him. After all, Grandpa Joe had raised him since he was 12 and he owed his life to him. Memories of Grandpa Joe always brought a smile to Jude’s face. Lost in thought, Jude flew past the Jones’ house at a rate of speed that would have brought a hefty fine if he had been caught.

Who the fuck is that? Looking over his sunglasses in the rearview mirror, he saw a redhead amidst a cloud of dust and dirt yelling obscenities and flailing her arms.



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