Saturday, 28 April 2012

Saturday Promo - Smut by the Sea...

Scarborough, UK to Host Saucy Seaside Smut Convention

April 2012, The North, United Kingdom.

Convention for erotica readers and writers to be held in the
seaside town of Scarborough on June 22nd, 2013.

Do you like to be beside the seaside? Or more specifically, do you like to be smutty beside the seaside? If so, then the Smut by the Sea Convention and Erotic Marketplace is for you!

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, with help from their glamorous assistant, Lucy Felthouse, Smut by the Sea promises to be a smut-filled extravaganza in the beautiful seaside setting of Victorian Scarborough. The town's library will be hosting the event.

Forget fish and chips, candy floss and ice cream – visit the dedicated Erotic Marketplace, including exhibitors Xcite Books and House of Erotica, with many more yet to be confirmed. Buy toys and books and all manner of saucy things. And don't forget to get those books signed by the authors in attendance!

You'll be wriggling in your seat when you attend a range of sexy readings from erotic authors including Victoria Blisse, Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace and Lexie Bay.

Or perhaps you'd like to attend informative panels on getting published, marketing your work and other smut related activities? It's all covered, so you can check out whatever tickles your fancy!

It's certainly going to be a fun-filled day – but it doesn't stop there! In the evening will be the official launch of the Smut by the Sea anthology (calls for submissions available at, closing date 1st June 2012 – edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse), with readings from the authors, and some seriously saucy swag bags with gifts from sponsors Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, Total-E-Bound and Lovehoney, to name but a few.

Just as you're settling down from hearing all those fabulously naughty stories, your heart rate will be rising once more as the result of an intermission with burlesque dancers!

Finally, there will be a Q&A panel with a range of authors, book signings and some good old fashioned networking and socialising.

It's still early days so there will be lots more authors, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees coming on board as the conference draws closer, but hopefully this has given you an idea of what to expect from Smut by the Sea.

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your diaries for Smut by the Sea, 22nd June 2013. Early Bird tickets have been released, and there are less than 200 available at this bargain price, so make sure to grab yours quick, before it's too late! 

Keep your eyes on the following links for further information on sponsors, attending authors, exhibitors and more:

Also, just for a bit of fun, you can share your seaside themed photos on the Pinterest page:

The event is still taking on more exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and readers, so if you'd like to get involved, please


About Smut by the Sea

The brainchild of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik, the Smut by the Sea Erotic Readers & Authors Convention & Erotic Marketplace takes place in Scarborough in June 2013. It will be a smut filled extravaganza with readings, burlesque, panels, Q&As, workshops, erotica and more. See for more details.

About Blisse UK

Blisse UK is the team of Victoria Blisse and Kevin Mitnik. Specialising in bespoke creations, working together they strive to bring originality and excellence into all that they do. Victoria is an award-winning author & Kevin is a twice Webbie winning web designer. They have over 15 years experience of creating successful websites with a portfolio of recent works available on Smut by the Sea is a new venture as they combine their love of the seaside with a love of erotica.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Welcome Loose ID author, Lori Toland!

Great to welcome you back to my blog, Lori! Can't wait to see what you have been up to and to hear all about your new release. I love your author banner by the way! Who designed it? It's fabulous :)

Let's get started with the questions...

1)  Who is your favourite author and why?

This is a hard question because I don’t have just one, and also because I have so many writer friends. I feel bad if I don’t mention them J I do love Evangeline Anderson. She isn’t afraid to take a story where it needs to go.

2)  When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I picked up a pencil to write my first story J I really enjoy creating different worlds. It’s my escape from reality.

3)  Describe your writing space?

Usually I’m at my huge oak desk I’ve had since I was 10 years old. I have all my business papers and bills spread across it with my laptop on a fan to keep it cool. The sexy writing overheats it sometimes J

4)  What are you reading now?

Mine by Mary Calmes

5)  How many books have your written?  Which is your favourite?

I’ve written 10 novels and short stories so far. The Long Con is by far my fave book so far. The chemistry is so hot! Each story is different though, like my next story, coming out from Dreamspinner Press is about going back in time and it’s like a big warm hug.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?

Usually the characters show up first and tell me all about their story. Sometimes they quietly show up and wait to tell me what is going on in their lives that I need to know about.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

No. If I can’t write, it’s one of two things. First is my plot has jumped the tracks somewhere back on the plotline and I need to fix it. Second is when I suffer from keyboard fatigue and I just can’t physically write. When that happens, I tend to get some of my best plot work done or just read. 

8)  What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Dream about writing. :) I really enjoy creating these new worlds.

9)  Tell us about your latest book?

The Long Con is about Agent Nathaniel Bradley, who works for the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency. I had a great time writing this book, because my characters were forever changing their minds and going in another direction. I really had no choice but to follow them and keep journaling their story J

10) What’s next for you?

Vacation! J Well, actually I’m just coming off vacation so no, probably not. I have a lot in store in the coming months, including a short story from Dreamspinner Press as part of their Time Travel Daily Dose. It’s called Worth The Wait. J So keep an eye on my website for more updates.

Thanks to Rachel for having me by! J

Lori will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter and to the host with the most comments (excluding the host's and the author's).

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

The Long Con
by Lori Toland



British Agent Nathaniel Bradley is tasked with bringing home a stolen heirloom. After tracking the Faberge egg all the way to a group of criminals in New York, Bradley infiltrates a ring of con artists and gets sucked into the role of a high priced prostitute.

While hoping for a chance to take back what is rightfully his, Bradley’s sole mission becomes to seduce Tony Terranova, Jr, the heir to a notorious mafia dynasty. Though Tony is strikingly handsome, the usually dominant Bradley is hesitant to submit to the sexual whims of a dangerous Mafioso.

What Bradley doesn't expect is for Tony to fall to his knees so eagerly for him, leaving him blindsided by how intensely their dark tastes complement each other. Now Bradley is caught up in a deadly game of lies and desire, where what he truly wants may not be what duty requires.



My heart pounded, and I panted from exertion. Replete and relaxed, I knew my weight crushed him to the bed, but if he didn’t say anything, I wasn’t moving. I dropped a gentle kiss on his shoulder, tasting the salt from his skin when I licked my lips.

I opened my mouth, and my heart slammed against my rib cage when I realized what I had just been about to say. Before blurting out my love for him, I pulled out slowly and stood.

I needed to get my shit together and remember I was on a task, one of huge importance to Margaret. I took a deep breath and let it out. When he glanced at me over his shoulder, I put on the same mask I wore around everyone.

His eyes told me he saw beneath the surface, and that scared me. He was much too perceptive, and from this moment forward, I would have to be on my guard. “Are you okay?” he asked.

“Yeah. You almost killed me there.” I laughed it off, but it felt hollow to me. I left him on the bed and walked into bathroom.

I threw away the condom, and when I turned around, Tony stood in the doorway.

“Are you sure?” he asked, his frown worrying me.

I wanted him to drop it, so I just smiled and placed a kiss on his lips. “I’m sure.”

My explanation didn’t seem to satisfy him, but I didn’t stick around to give him the time to question me about it. I flipped on the shower and waited for the water to heat up, a little perturbed about how much I wanted him.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.

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Thanks for being here, Lori and letting me be a part of your new tour - huge luck with your future success and sales!


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author, Marie Tuhart!

So glad to welcome you back to my site today, Marie! I am a fan your work and can't wait to get to your latest. LOVING the cover, gorgeous!!

Shall we kick off the interview? Yes? Here we go...

1) Who is your favourite author and why?

It's so hard to pick one, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Emma Lai, Sandra Sookoo to name a few.

2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Back in 1998 when I decided to take my writing seriously

3) Describe your writing space?

Right now, my writing space is the guest bedroom, it has my desk, bunk beds, a small craft desk, another desk with my printer on it. Two small bookcases. But soon, I'll have a room that is only my office.

4) What are you reading now?

Right now I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey

5) How many books have your written? Which is your favourite?

I've written 15 books, and I really don't have a favorite.

6) What comes first, plot or characters?

Usually characters

7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Yes, I don't really think about it as writer's block, I think of it as my well has run dry so it's time to refill the well by doing something just for myself.

8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Reading, walking, talking about writing, oh and sleeping.

9) Tell us about your latest book?

His for the Weekend

Cassandra Adams has a problem and its name is Marcus DeLuca. The man is quite determined to have her--on his terms. Cassie has had enough of domineering men in her life, yet she's drawn to strong, virile Marcus. Tempted to get that man out of her system once and for all, she agrees that she will be his for a weekend only--but then he must leave her alone forever.

Marcus will do anything to get sexy, non-committal Cassie into his arms, into his bed--failure is not an option. He wants nothing more than to keep Cassie in his life, but he senses a secret that keeps her from being able from committing--from submitting--to any man. Will Marcus's special brand of domination free her to be his for more than a weekend?

10) What’s next for you?

I have two stories coming out this summer in an anthology called Hooked Up At The Wedding from Sybarite Seductions

Here's the blurb: The secret fantasy, hooking up with someone, no strings attached, then walking away. Has the best man, caterer or another guest at a wedding caught your eye and triggered the “what if” question? In a situation where love, romance and sex abound, three authors present six short stories about just that.

Excerpt from my current release His for the Weekend:

“I can’t take this anymore.” Her voice was whisper soft, but he heard the words as clear as if she had shouted them.

His heart leaped—now he could prove to her there was more to him than a co-worker and give their relationship a chance. “What are you willing to give me?”

Her head snapped up and she gnawed on her lip. “Twenty-four hours.”

“Not enough. A hundred and twenty.”

Her mouth opened then closed. Her gaze darted left, then right, before settling back on his face. He could almost see the wheels turning in her head. A good sign—she was willing to be his.

“Too long. Forty-eight.”

He stood and crossed over to her. He needed to be close to her as they negotiated. “Still not enough. Ninety-six uninterrupted hours with you.”

Her nose scrunched up and her lashes swept down, cutting off the view of her expressive eyes. “Sixty—six tonight until six Monday morning.”

He noted the stubborn set to her chin. It wasn’t ideal, but he could do it. He would not fail in winning her over. Leaning close, he whispered, “I’ll take it.”

She exhaled, lashes rising until she stared at him. “What are the ground rules?”

“There are none.”

Her eyes widened. Oh, yes, he had her now and he wasn’t letting go.

“No barriers. No rules.”

Her shoulders dipped, then straightened. She acted like she was preparing for a battle, but it would be a battle of sex. “All right, but when the sixty hours are done, we’re finished. I mean it. No flowers, no gifts, no mention of this weekend. Ever.”

Without another word, she spun on her heels to walk out of his office.

He was quick to cross the room. He captured her by the shoulders, bringing her to a halt. His lips brushed her ear and a shiver shook her. “Remember what I said at the party?”

She didn’t answer him, but her swift intake of breath was the only answer he needed.

“You belong to me.”

“I belong to no man.”

He slid his hands down her arms, past her clenched fists and encircled her waist, bringing her back flush against his chest, her breathing shallow.

She didn’t struggle, not even when he tilted his hips, letting her know how much she aroused him.

“You will belong to me. I promise.”

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Twitter: @marietuhart

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Great interview, Marie - we sound like very similar people. If I'm not writing, I'm talking about it or thinking about it while walking the English countryside. Not a bad life... ;)


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Saturday Promo - Becca Simone...


Under the light of a full moon and lurking in the restless waves of the deep blue sea,

someone or something watches a ship cutting through the dark waters.

Insurance fraud investigator Kate Hargrove is looking into the disappearances of women from a cruise line. She soon “disappears” herself when pulled undersea by a giant sea creature. Now, this beauty is trapped beneath the sea with a desperate beast.

100 years ago, Thaddeus Ryker was cursed and banished to the ocean depths. He has only three more days to find someone to love him in his monstrous half man/half sea creature state or he’ll spend eternity as a monster of the sea.

When her terror subsides, Kate realizes she’s both attracted to and repulsed by Thaddeus. As she gets to know him, she discovers a sexy, haunted man. Can she learn to love him – a monster – in just three days?


“Then shut up and kiss me, Thaddeus,” she muttered.

He lifted his head. “You modern women are so demanding,” he said, before clamping his mouth onto hers. This time, he was the one in control, his tongue demanding and thorough. “Heaven on earth, you taste amazing,” he said, coming up for air.

“And this isn’t my tastiest body part,” she whispered, feeling incredibly wanton and frisky, so unlike how she usually was with men. This whole situation was so surreal.

His chuckle vibrated behind her ear. “What is your tastiest part?”

She giggled and dropped her head back, allowing him better access to the sensitive skin of her neck. “You’ll know when you find it.” God, this was fun.

His tongue dipped into the shell of her ear. He blew on her softly. “Mmm, you taste pretty good right here,” he murmured. He bent her backward over his strong forearms, and kissed a path down to her breasts. He met her eyes, grinned, and then his mouth closed over a nipple, drawing it into his hot mouth. Every suck pulled deep in her pussy. If she didn’t know better, she’d think he was kissing her clit at the same time as the pleasure radiated between her legs.

“You’re doing that mind thing again, aren’t you?” she asked, her voice breathless.

“I’m sorry, my love. I have been too long without a woman and I’m afraid I can’t keep my lusty thoughts from the sweet spot between your legs.”

That sweet spot ached and she squirmed against the rock. “No apologies necessary,” she gasped.

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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Welcome erotic romance writer, B J Hayes!

I am thrilled to welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author, B J Hayes to my site today - before we get started with the cover I just have to say...your title? Your idea or your editors? So, so naughty!

Here come the questions...

1) Did you set any goals for 2012?

Yes! I very high financial one :).

2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?

Typing "the end." Writing is difficult work, as any writer will tell you. To quote Gloria Steinem, "I do not like to write. I like to have written."

3) The worst part?

Sitting down at the computer and just doing it. I'm an expert at procrastination!

4) What is the book you wish you’d written?

Fifty Shades of Grey. I haven't even read it yet, but I'd love for one of my books to go viral like that!

5) Favourite author/s & book/s?

Too many to count! A few who have inspired me through the years: Lisa Kleypas, Judy Blume, J. K. Rowling, Jaid Black, Nora Roberts, Laura Ingalls eclectic mix, I know.

Some of my favorites books: The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, No Gentle Love by Rebecca Brandewyne, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman.

6) Tell us about your latest release?

Oral Invitation is my first release as B.J. Hayes. My alter ego, Helen Hardt, has been publishing since 2008. I wanted a new name for my m/m work.

7) Tease us with a blurb/short except


Dylan Lindstrom has always loved women and always will. At least that's what he thinks until free spirit Jackson Carter invites him back to his place for a beer. Jackson is athletic, outgoing, good-looking, loves motorcycles—a man’s man—and Dylan feels an instant connection with him. But when Jackson offers him more than a bike ride through Denver, Dylan must decide if he’s ready to accept Jackson’s oral invitation.


“Here it is.” He handed Dylan a brochure. “I’ve done this ride before. We go through Dillon, then over Rabbit Ears Pass through Steamboat to this tiny little town called Murphy where we have dinner and spend the night. Then we head back around the long way.” He pointed to the map inside the brochure. “There’s some great scenery through here, and we ought to glimpse some wildlife. A beautiful canyon. It’s about four hours the first day, five hours home the second. Because it’s short, we don’t have to get up at the buttcrack of dawn.”

Dylan laughed. “That sounds good. I’m not a real morning person. Except when I get up to play racquetball.”

“You play? So do I. We should play sometime.”

“Yeah, sure. I’d like to.”

“Okay, I’ll give you a call.” He pressed the brochure into Dylan’s hand. “You can keep this. I hope you’ll think about going.”

“I sure will. I haven’t had the time for a long ride in a while. I’ve missed it.” He took a long draft of his beer. “I used to ride all summer when I was in college, the years after college, too. I haven’t had time lately. Been too busy building my business. I sure miss the sun and wind on my face, though. So relaxing.”

“I know what you mean,” Jackson said. “There’s something about being on that bike that relaxes me like nothing else.” He let out a soft chuckle. “Well, almost nothing else.”

“Yeah.” Dylan couldn’t help smiling. “I’d take a good blow job over a bike ride any day.”

“Me, too.” Jackson looked straight into Dylan’s eyes. “You want one now?”

Dylan nearly blew beer out his nose. “Excuse me?”

Jackson’s dark eyes penetrated his skin. Dylan closed his own for a moment, but Jackson’s stare still burned him. Like a thousand little fire-laden thorns prickling his entire body.

“I asked if you’d like a blow job.” Jackson’s deep voice was husky, sensual.

“Well…b-by whom?” Dylan stammered.

Jackson’s full lips curled upward into a teasing grin. “By me, fool.”

Dylan swallowed. “You can’t be serious.”

“Oh, I am.”

“Oh my God.”

“You haven’t lived until you’ve had a blow job by a guy. Guys have stronger mouths, and I’ll never complain about my jaw aching, because I’ll enjoy every mind blowing minute of it.”

8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?

I guess I'll answer for both heroes, lol. What I like most about Dylan is his innocence. What I like most about Jack is his love of people for who they are, not their gender. And of course they're both smokin' hot!

9) What’s next?

What's not next? Lol. I'm getting ready to self publish some of my backlist, I'm working on a two-part series on self-editing, and I'm toying with an anthology of lesbian erotica. I'm also getting ready to submit stories to two of my publishers.

10) Tell me where you write?

I'm lucky enough to have an office in my home. I do most of my writing there.

11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?

I would like to be self-supporting as a writer. With my name on the NYT bestseller list, of course!

12) Where can we find you?, and on twitter @bjhayesauthor

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Guilty Pleasure Book Reviews are my pleasure!

I thought I'd use my Saturday Promo spot to share not one but two fabulous reviews Guilty Pleasure Book Reviews gave both my novellas, Explicitly English and Coming Back. I am so thrilled! Thank you, lovely, Kitty for writing such lovely things about my stories :)

Have a great weekend - I hope to announce the release day of novella number three very soon!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

New Release, Contest, and Book Giveaway - welcome, Randi Alexander!!

Welcome, Randi! Looking forward to chatting with you today and thanks so much for hosting a contest and giveaway. Let's start the interview and get to the all-important giveaway! :)

Thank you, Rachel, for interviewing me today. I'm Randi Alexander and I write cowboy erotic romance. I'm published with The Wild Rose Press' Cowboy Kink line. My second Cowboy Kink, Her Cowboy Stud, was released March 23.

1) When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?

I started writing Regency historical romances about fifteen years ago because I loved reading them and wanted to create my own world. I finished two, both about pirates, and actually had an editor read one. She gave me some great suggestions, but then with everything going on in my life, I packed the manuscripts away and they're still under my bed! I picked up writing again in 2008 when friends encouraged me to follow my hibernating dream of becoming a published author.

2) What is the best and worst thing you have learned from an editor/agent?

I have a wonderful editor at The Wild Rose Press. She's taught me how to look at a sentence, a paragraph, and a scene and infuse more emotion, more sensuality into it. Her suggestions have given my writing new life. It brings readers deeper into the story and involves them more intimately with the characters.

3) Favourite author/s?

There are so many, it's difficult to name them all. I love Linda Lael Miller. Her cowboy stories are so well written and have such strong messages, they always inspire me. I adore the Black Dagger Brotherhood series from J.R. Ward. For historical romances, I always reach for Lisa Kleypas.

4) What is your typical day?

After feeding the family and hustling them out the door, I spend time checking e-mails, Facebook, favorite blogs, etc. Then I write; whether it's blog posts, reviews, or pages of my manuscript, I try to get in at least five hours of writing each day. Most afternoons include a nap, which is my way of restoring energy. Then it's supper, family time, and I try to get in at least an hour of social networking or writing after the house quiets down.

5) Share your blurb or short excerpt from your latest release with us

I'd love to!

Trace McGonagall’s quiet life on his Houston stud ranch is shaken up when gorgeous Macy Veralta arrives to claim an inheritance left to her in his uncle’s will. Trace sees her as just another gold digger, but he also can’t resist her curvy body. When she hints at being the perfect submissive to his Dom, he has to have her.

Macy wouldn’t have been three months late to claim her inheritance if she’d known Trace was sin in jeans. The cowboy’s dominant bearing and the smoldering glint in his eyes send shivers to her toes and stirs images of being bound in his bed and disciplined at his hand. But could Trace’s perfect seduction be part of his plan to reclaim her inheritance?

You can read the first chapter on my website.

6) Who would you cast to play your hero & heroine in a movie?

Since Trace is a Dom, I imagine him played by Alex O'Loughlin (from Hawaii 5-0.) I think he'd be a hot and sexy cowboy. Macy is a strong, confident woman, and I could see Reese Witherspoon playing her in a movie.

7) Did you plan this book? Or write it as it came?

I outlined the book and wrote it as a short story. When I submitted it to my editor at The Wild Rose Press, she suggested I add a little BDSM and some more adventurous bedroom play, and that's how the book made it into the Cowboy Kink line.

8) What surprised you the most when you became a published author?

Definitely the wonderful support I receive from other authors. I'd imagined it would be a cutthroat world of business where every author jealously guarded their readers and shared nothing with newly published writers. It's absolutely just the opposite!

I'm also amazed at the connections I have with readers. I love to hear from readers, whether it's praise for my writing or suggestions for my next cowboy hero. I've made many friends, and I hope to hear from many others.

9) Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?

I write in a bar. Our spare bedroom was converted into a bar with a small, private patio attached. My LazyGirl chair is in there, and that's where I usually write. I posted pictures of it at Wild and Wicked Cowboys Blog if you'd care to see them.

10) What’s next for you?

I'm writing a space opera. It's like a soap opera, but it takes place in outer space in the near future. There's an alien, a cowboy, and a beautiful heroine. I'll let your imagination take it from there…

To celebrate the release of Her Cowboy Stud, I'm giving away, to one lucky *commenter, an e-copy of my new erotic romance short story anthology, Cowboy Bad Boys. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow. *Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.

I'm also giving away a custom-made messenger bag and a $50 gift certificate to Pureromance to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my website,

Good luck, and thank you!


"Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied"


Her Cowboy Stud available at The Wild Rose Press Wilder Roses

Kindle version is available at