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


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.



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.

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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

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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.

Twitter: @sabrinagarie

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


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?

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.

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!

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 and on Facebook ( My newsletter ( 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( including the bestselling Her Russian Protector series and the Fighting Connollys trilogy.


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.
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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.

Twitter: @CynthiaSax


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.

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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


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.

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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


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.
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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!

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!


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