Thursday, 31 January 2013

Paranormal Erotic Romance author, Gabrielle Bissett...

Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
by Gabrielle Bisset
Erotic Paranormal Romance (Action)
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 65,000

I am everything you seek. I am vampire.

Blessed with the gift of telepathy, Terek always knows what a woman wants. His gift has afforded him nightly sensual pleasures and exotic treats for centuries, but beneath the surface he yearns for much more.

Ilona can give him what his soul craves, but only if he trusts his heart. One fateful choice made out of desire puts all he cares for in danger. With a civil war and the threat of Archon hunters at every turn, this Son may lose everything if he can't find the balance between heart and mind.

Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
by Gabrielle Bisset


Ilona sighed. "Terek, I don't seem to be like any of your other vampires."

She was right.

"I have thousands of vampires, Ilona. You've just seen the ones who live here."

"Are they all women?"

Shaking his head, he laughed. "No. Not all of them. Does that matter?"

He saw it did matter by the way her bottom lip quivered ever so slightly. "Ilona, what's wrong?"

She closed her eyes and turned away so he couldn't see her face. "I've never been like this. I don't know what's wrong with me. I barely know you and my head tells me I have every reason to hate you. I know this. But I'm consumed by jealousy at the thought of you with these women and thousands I haven't even met."

Terek stared silently at her, unsure of what to say. It was perfectly natural she would be attracted to him. Vampires were sensual beings, and the pull of a sire to a vampire was common. Everything she was experiencing was exactly as it should be.

Before he could tell her this, she turned toward him. "I don't want to feel this way toward someone who doesn't feel anything for me."

The shame in her voice bothered him. Why did she think he felt nothing for her?

"I care about you as I care for all my vampires."

That wasn't exactly the truth. In fact, he cared much more for her after only such a short time.

"Chattel. Or worse, as a plaything. Somehow you've made me care for you, and I'm simply the latest addition to your collection."

"Ilona, you're not a plaything or part of a collection. I didn't choose to sire you. You were dying because of another vampire's choice and begged me to save you."

"Even worse then. I'm a mistake you're saddled with."

Terek winced at the pain of her words. Mistake. She believed she was unwanted and unloved. She had no idea the effect she had on him and how much he struggled against the growing feelings for her inside him.

He let his desire control him and leaned toward her, taking her in his arms. A need to feel her mouth yielding to his overtook him, and he kissed her hard, needing her to understand how much he wanted her.

But she didn't yield. Instead, she met his desire with her own, snaking her tongue past his lips to tease the tip of his tongue. Such a common act he'd experienced countless times before with women now excited him more than he could believe, and his cock sprang to life, pressing hard against his hipbone.

She tasted like some exotic fruit Jasmine seldom found at the market—a treat he rarely got to enjoy but relished so much more when he could. She clung to him by the neck as she pressed her body to his, leaving him in no doubt as to what she wanted.

He wanted it too.

"Ilona..." He stopped, unsure what he'd wanted to say as she slid her hand down the front of his pants.

Looking at him, her eyes wide, she said, "No, don't say anything. I need this. I don't want to think about who you are with the others. Even if you have to pretend, then pretend. Just let me have something about being a vampire that brings me happiness."

Her hand felt like silk as she slid it up and down his stiff cock, grazing the tip just enough to make his hips come up off the bed. His mind was nowhere else but right there with her.

Groaning his desire for more, he tugged a fistful of hair, pulling her head so she looked into his eyes. "No pretending."

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“Gabrielle does an amazing job on putting a reader through so many emotions at once. I'm telling you now, if you haven't read these books, you really need to. If you're a fan of paranormal erotic romance, and love vampires, you will love these books.”--5 Moons (Book Lovin' Mamas)

“I have enjoyed every book in this series so far. I love the fact that there is more going on than just a love story. I like there is action and a mystery. Cant wait to see how it all plays out.”--5 Stars Geri, Amazon customer

“With its great characters, vivid descriptions, engaging plot and steamy sex scenes Blood Spirit is a great addition to the Sons of Navarus series. Believe me, you're going to want to hop aboard the Terek train and take him Blood Spirit for a ride!”--4 Hearts (Riverina Romantics)

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About the Author
Gabrielle Bisset's first book was released in June 2011, and since then readers have fallen in love with her paranormal stories with just the right amount of history thrown in. From her own creations, the Aeveren, to her vampires of the Sons of Navarus series, Gabrielle blends the genres of urban fantasy and paranormal romance in her own unique way. Her stories are sexy and smart, transporting the reader to another world.

When she's not writing, she loves to relax with family and friends making great food and memories. Find out more about Gabrielle and her books at

Connect with Gabrielle Bisset
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Giveaway Info:
$5 Amazon GC and swag pack from Sons of Navarus series (bookmarks, cover flats, trading cards). Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Feb 5. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. 

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Welcome Freyer's Bower author, Adrianne Brennan...

         Welcome, Adrienne! So nice to meet you and have the opportunity to learn more about you and your work. First of all, I ADORE your author pic - I'm assuming that is you? If yes, I don't think I could be as brave to have such a picture done. It's gorgeous! Looking forward to the interview - let's get started!

           Who is your favourite author and why?

This question is a challenging one! I have a number of favorite authors. I’d have to say my first picks, in no particular order, would be Madeleine L’Engle, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Phillip K Dick, and Douglas Adams. They all write amazing science fiction and fantasy works which have greatly inspired me throughout the years.

 When did you first consider yourself a writer?

The moment I began to write, I considered myself a writer. That should be good enough for anyone. J
           Describe your writing space?

My room is my writing space. I usually write either on my laptop or on my computer at my desk. I generally prefer a laptop as I have greater control over my working environment and frequently think of being at my desk as being more work and stress oriented. I find that the less stressed I am, the better I can write. Ideally, I prefer not being stressed at all. This means having an organized, comfortable, clean environment that doesn’t make me feel like I have a million things on my to-do list. Having the exact opposite has been a huge obstacle in my past in getting my writing done. 

What are you reading now?

Chalene Johnson’s Push: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body, and the Life You Deserve and Robert Greene’s Mastery. Most of the books I read these days are either pertaining to personal development and physical fitness, as I find that it helps me in all areas of my life: financial, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Not to mention such books assist in getting my inspiration going!

How many books have your written?

I have one full length novel, two novellas, and ten short stories currently out. At present I’m working on various sequels to most of those, including another full length work, two novellas, and a short story.

 What comes first, plot or characters

Yes. I mean, each drives the story. Ultimately I believe in character-driven works, whether in books, tv, or movies in addition to being emotionally invested in those characters. Without them, there would be no story. But I also believe that they drive the plot and in turn, the plot drives the characters. In the end they are (and should be) difficult to separate.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Yes, entirely too often. I’m actually in the process of ending a very long and terribly writer’s block caused by massive amounts of personal stress and upheaval. It is difficult not to feel guilty about it, even when the circumstances are under your control. I have faced three layoffs in the past two years, deaths of friends, and a great deal of chaos, and I am in the process of getting myself and my life back on track.

I think my biggest wakeup call that I needed to find a way to end my incredibly undesired and unplanned writing hiatus was when a supportive reader and reviewer of my works passed away very suddenly at the end of last summer. His last review, written ten days before his death, stated that I was one of his favorite authors. I can’t help but think of how he will never get to see how my series will end, and it’s horribly depressing, devastating even. I still feel horrible about it, and I feel that I owe it to him to keep writing no matter what. He was a good man, strongly supported my work, and attended my first booksigning. My next full length work will be dedicated to him.

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

I enjoy working out, reading, traveling, cooking, and watching various science fiction and fantasy shows and movies.

Tell us about your latest book?

I have a few: the re-release of Dawn of the Seraphs, a futuristic tale of two very strong-headed, powerfully psychic men who butt heads but in the end have enormous chemistry despite their differences, and Love Under Will, a short story in the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance about two angels, one in good standing in heaven and another who has fallen from grace, who find both challenge and passion in each other.

What’s next for you?

It's the final book in the Oath series entitled "Union". I'm in the midst of edits for it and will be the very next book of mine to come out. It’s the conclusion of the tale of a young woman in the process of self-discovery, empowerment, and mastery through an intensely erotic series of rituals. It’s a fantasy work featuring magick, demons, and all sorts of supernatural events. Once finished I plan to have a sequel to the series in the form of a novella, something a bit longer for my readers to sink their teeth into.

Blood of the Dark Moon
by Adrianne Brennan


A dark flame of passion ignites between Amanda, a devoted follower of the Greek god Apollo, and Jesse, a handsome scholar who shares her love of both the classics and the occult. But little does Amanda know she is destined to fulfill a legacy that began long ago and ended in tragedy. Together, she and Jesse embark on a journey down a shadowy path that delivers Amanda into Jesse’s scintillating underworld of vampires, magick, and secret societies. Will she learn her true identity in time to help those she has grown to care for, and find happiness in her new life with Jesse? And will destiny finally be fulfilled?


I must be losing it. But as Amanda stared up into the sky, too many things fell into her mind, persistent in their logic. She had never seen Jesse during the daylight, had never seen him more than perhaps taste food, didn't know what he did for a living other than "freelance computer work", and now she couldn't hear a heartbeat nor him breathing.

"Jesse?" she queried, her hesitancy showing in her voice.

Feeling him freeze behind her, she wondered if he knew what was on her mind, and thought to phrase her next words with caution.

"You're not a normal guy, are you?  I mean," she continued, trying not to rush through her words, let alone sound nervous, "not that I'm…all that normal myself, and all, but…." Her voice trailed off.  Amanda did not know what to say, or how to say it.

Many moments passed without a response. With great deliberateness he ran his hands through her hair, and she delighted in the feel of his fingertips as they coursed through the strands, brushing against her neck as soft as silk.

In that moment she remembered their first dinner outing, when Jesse showed her the Latin magickal text which referred to strange allegories, symbols and various arcana. She recalled that the text kept referencing "blood" in some mystical context.

"Jesse?" Her voice was quieter, and she was no longer so certain that she was crazy.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Adrianne Brennan stumbled into her love of writing by accident at the age of ten with a creative writing assignment for her science class. The end result was a science fiction comedy featuring numerous puns regarding vegetables. Adrianne's works were previously published through Aphrodite's Apples Press and are now published through Freya's Bower, Love You Divine, Running Press/Constable & Robinson, and Torquere Press. In addition, she is a member of EPIC, Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors, the Midnight Seductions Authors group, and an alumnus member of Kappa Gamma Psi, a co-ed national professional performing arts fraternity. The author resides in Boston, Massachusetts with two cats and a car she has aptly named "the TARDIS." She assures her readers that people tell her it looks bigger on the inside.

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Welcome Phaze Books author, Angela S. Stone...

Boots on the Ground
(Book 2 in Canada’s Finest series)
by Angela S. Stone



Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone: stay alive.

An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, and their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair.

Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks, they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to.

But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them, and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.


The concussive force of the blast blew Ash backwards out of his seat. He could feel the armored vehicle turning end over end. It took him a moment to grasp the car had stopped. He felt dizzy and disorientated, blinking a couple of times.

Where in the heck was he?

The dust of the desert started to settle, and he remembered. Civilian police, Afghanistan, patrol convoy, IED.

He started to move only to bite back a hiss of pain. His shoulder flared with agony. Motherfucker. He couldn’t tell what happened to his arm, but it hurt like a son of a bitch.

His escort and their translator were the other people in the armored vehicle, and they were still and silent. Ash cradled his arm as he started to move, his training helping him to squelch the pain. They were in one of the most volatile and insurgent-ridden districts of Afghanistan. The IED blast had to have been huge to send their armored vehicle flying, especially one five cars from the lead.

Ash glanced though the broken windshield. The force had blown them back and clear of the debris field. There were four vehicles up ahead, all burning or smoking. Ash checked again for signs of life in the other passengers around him.

He found none.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Angela S Stone is a twenty something Registered Nurse living, and working in Ottawa Canada. Her first novel, Sometimes It’s Fate, was published by Phaze books in 2011. Angela finds inspiration in real life personal events for her books, often writing about issues and she is a proud Canadian and an even prouder girl from back east. She thoroughly enjoys writing novels featuring character that live in or are from the Maritimes. She’s recently met Mr. Right and when she’s not occupied with him she can be found hanging out at her local starbucks writing. She spends her free time advocating for minorities and persons with disabilities.

Angela has a severe learning disability called Dysgraphia. Despite this she has written several novels, graduated from university will be starting her Master’s degree in nursing. All things she was told she would never be able to do.

Angela has never met a challenge that she couldn’t overcome. She believes strongly in the philosophy of saying “I can’t” means “I won’t” and advocating for yourself. She has spoken about these topics on provincial, regional and national levels. As well has published several articles in related disability orientated magazines.

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Twitter: @angelasstone

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Welcome erotic romance publishing, Sara Daniel...

So great having you here today, Sara and to be one of the last stops of your tour - I hope you've enjoyed so far and will again today. Let's start the interview...

1)  Who is your favourite author and why?
My all-time favorite hero is Kenny Karmody from Suzanne Brockmann’s Out of Control. That mix of sweet, vulnerable, tough, fearless, and irreverent made me fall head-over-heels in love. Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ First Lady is probably my all-time favorite book because every single character captivated me on every single page. When I finished that book for the first time, I turned to page one and immediately started reading it again.

2)  When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’d been writing since I was a kid, but I never considered myself a writer until 2002 when I took the first step to turn my hobby into a career by joining Romance Writers of America. Five years later when my first book came out is when I began calling myself an author.

3)  Describe your writing space?
My desk is upstairs facing a window that overlooks my backyard. I also do a lot of writing downstairs on a chair looking out my front window. When the weather is nice, I love to write outside, usually on my backyard deck. If I can’t be outside, a seat in front of a window is a MUST. I do a lot of staring outside while my mind is churning!

4)  What are you reading now?
I just finished read Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek. It’s a contemporary category romance. I expected a typical marriage of convenience story because the hero needs to marry in order to save his family’s ranch. But it was so unexpected and wonderful the way the author turned this tried-and-true premise around with an engaging plot and spunky, likeable characters. I highly recommend it to fans of sweet category romance.

5)  How many books have your written?  Which is your favourite?
I am currently the author of seven digital titles. Now I can’t claim a favorite. That’s like having a favorite child! If you like sweet category contemporaries, go for Construction Beauty Queen. If you like paranormal, pick up The Wiccan Haus: A Man Worth Fighting For or The Wiccan Haus: Psychic Lies. If you like single title contemporaries, try Mr. Forever. If you feel like an erotic one-night stand, read More Than a Fantasy. If you want a short contemporary reunion story, you need to read Zane’s Art and Wyatt’s Guilt.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?
I usually begin with a situation. Like, what if a high school art teacher decided to sell sketches drawn by her former boyfriend (now a famous artist) to save her beloved art department? This isn’t a plot. I don’t know the story or the conflict well enough to build a plot out of it yet. But I wouldn’t say I begin with a character either. I have to flesh out the situation by adding personality, quirks, motivation, and a conflict the characters must overcome on their road to happily ever after. By the time I do this, I’ve usually found my plot.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
Whenever I suffer from writer’s block, it ends up being a symptom that something is wrong with the story. Either the plot isn’t progressing in a logical fashion, or the characters are not acting in a way that is true to who they really are. Once I identify and fix the problem, the writer’s block magically disappears.

8)  What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to go for long walks and hikes. I get a lot of good ideas when I’m alone with my thoughts. I have three school-age children, so most of my non-writing time is spent being a mom, but I will confess to a huge obsession with NASCAR!

9)  Tell us about your latest book?
Wyatt’s Guilt is my new release, starring the siblings of the hero and heroine from Zane’s Art. Nicole trusted Wyatt with her heart once. She won’t make the same mistake twice. If you’re not fond of sequels, don’t worry. Both books stand alone. But if you do like a peek at continuing characters, Wyatt’s Guilt takes place over Zane and Julianne’s wedding weekend. That’s not a spoiler! I always guarantee that my books end in a happily ever after.

10) What’s next for you?
I have a lot of ideas simmering! One Night with the Bride is scheduled to come out this spring as part of Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series. I’ve also been toying with another book for Musa’s Wiccan Haus shared world. And I’m currently working on a book that picks up the story of two characters who were first introduced in Construction Beauty Queen. Thanks for having me stop by.

Zane’s Art
by Sara Daniel
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Published by Musa Publishing
Released on October 19, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 9,500

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High school art teacher Julianne Truman's last chance to save her beloved art department from budget cuts is to sell the old sketches that her former boyfriend—and now famous artist—Zane DeMonde drew for her. But is she prepared to let go of his artwork and the last traces of him in her life?

Desperate to save his artistic reputation from the exposure of his early works, Zane returns to the home town he wanted to forget. He accuses Julianne of profiting from his success and demands she take his art off the market and cancel the auction.

Their high school attraction flares back to life, forcing Julianne to choose between the students who count on her and the man she never stopped loving.

About the Author:
Sara Daniel writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance and captivating small-town drama. She writes to entertain and to give people hope and a belief that everything can and will turn out happily ever after. On the personal side, Sara is a frazzled chauffeur, chef, personal assistant and slave to her children. She's crazy about country music and the drama of NASCAR. She has her own happily-ever-after romance with her hero husband. In addition to Zane’s Art, she is also the author of Construction Beauty Queen, The Wiccan Haus: Psychic Lies, The Wiccan Haus: A Man Worth Fighting For, Mr. Forever, More Than a Fantasy, and Wyatt’s Guilt (sequel to Zane’s Art).

Zane’s Art
by Sara Daniel

Julianne sank into the driver’s seat of her car, hoping for a quick second alone before Zane sat down next to her and looked at her again. She was an idiot. She was still hot for him after all these years, but he was completely out of her league now. It wasn’t enough that she knew it. He made sure she knew that he knew it too.

“Julianne.” His voice compelled her to turn to him as he took his seat in the car. No one said her name quite like Zane did. “We’re both wondering. Let’s find out and put it behind us.”

He caressed his hand over her cheek, as he leaned across the seat toward her, leaving no question about his intention. His lips touched hers, sweetly, the merest brush of warm soft lips, like she was a canvas he was going to paint.

His mouth was a wonder she couldn’t back away from. She leaned into him, needing more, needing to show him she was his partner in this masterpiece he was creating. She bit lightly on his lip.

His hand slid up her cheek, his fingers combing through her hair and massaging her scalp. He delved his tongue into her mouth. She shifted, desperately wanting to move closer to him.

A car horn blared, and she straightened immediately. She looked around, but the parking lot was empty.

“I believe that was you,” Zane said, with a pointed look at her elbow resting against the steering wheel. His damp, flushed lips curved in amusement.

“Oh.” She turned to face forward and pulled her seatbelt, hoping he wouldn’t notice how much her hands were shaking. Putting that kiss behind her was absolutely impossible as long as he sat next to her.

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Giveaway Info:
Prize is 2 eBook copies of "Zane's Art" (1 each to 2 winners)Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 30. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Welcome Loose Id author, Cari Quinn...

 Welcome, Cari! Apologies for being so late posting your interview - yesterday completely got away with me. Hope you enjoy your time here. I'm looking forward to hearing what you've been up to since we last spoke. Good luck with Test Shot!

Thanks so much for having me here today!

1)   When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?
Hmm, well, probably when I realized I wouldn’t become the next Barbara Streisand! That was my dream up until eighth grade, when I switched my preoccupation to writing. I always loved the freedom creating stories gave me. When I write, I can be and do anything.

2)   What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?
I don’t have an agent and have never queried any, but the best thing I’ve learned from an editor is probably from Heather Howland, my Entangled Publishing editor. She said, paraphrased, that number one, readers are looking for an escape. While I knew this, hearing it out loud helped me think about what feelings I wanted to leave a reader with when they finish one of my books.

3)   Favourite author/s?
So many! But my first favorite author was la Nora, and she will always be one of my favorites. Her books are truly comfort reads for me.

4)   What is your typical day?

If I’m being good, I’ll get up around eight a.m., take care of some errands, then shuffle to the computer by ten, bleary-eyed with my cup of coffee in hand. On a really good day I get right to work. On a not-as-good day? I waste several hours on the internet before diving into that day’s writing. I do that on and off until dinner, then hopefully unwind for a couple of hours before I’m back at it again. This schedule definitely gets compressed at deadline time though! (like right now!)

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

Aidan would be Josh Duhamel, thanks to the perfect image of him from TEST SHOT’s cover. Sawyer kind of looks like country singer Hunter Hayes, which is coincidental since Hunter’s song “Wanted” was one of the two songs that influenced me most when I was writing the book. And Layla would be Isla Fisher, who has the right mix of innocence and playfulness.

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

I did plan this book, but it still changed on me. Some of the things I planned on happening just wouldn’t work. Originally TEST SHOT was originally meant to be m/m/f but Sawyer flat out didn’t want to touch other boys, LOL. So I went with it. The characters are often smarter than their writer.

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

That the work is just beginning! Your release day is just the starting line for promotion…and then of course, you need to immediately start writing the next book if you’re on deadline.

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

I have a desk in the corner of my living room with my big screen monitor and my tunes cranked at all hours of day. Someday I hope to have a dedicated office with lots of shelves and drawers, but that’s a ways off.

10)                   What’s next for you?

My next erotic book will be out later this winter. LOVE BITES is my first paranormal romance and will release soon with Decadent Publishing. Next up after that is DIRTY DISTRACTIONS, a fun cougar story that’s releasing from Samhain Publishing in June. And then, hopefully this summer, NO ROMANCE REQUIRED, the third book in my Love Required series, will release from Entangled Publishing.

Test Shot (Hot Shots #1)
by Cari Quinn
Published by Loose ID
Erotic Contemporary Romance (M/F/M)
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count: 80,000

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Layla Palmer is starting over in New York City with a new job at Hot Shots, an agency that specializes in hiring talent for jobs with an erotic bent. Happily engaged, she writes off the changes in her relationship with her fiancé, Aidan, as growing pains. But that all comes into question when her beloved fiancé comes up with a startling suggestion: he wants to watch her have sex with another man.

Aidan's a man on the edge, fighting demons he won't name in fear of losing the woman he loves forever. But the game he's playing can only continue for so long, especially when the man they decide to invite into their bed turns out to be Layla’s newest prospective model, Sawyer Blake.

Passion explodes between them, threatening to spill over and burn them all. Soon Aidan and Layla's already incendiary relationship hits the boiling point. Now she's fighting her own battles, including the conflicted feelings of lust and love she harbors for both men. But how can she figure out who to trust when everything she ever knew is changing, including herself?

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“Like what you see?” Sawyer couldn’t help flexing a little for her. She was so pretty, and he wanted to impress her even if he knew this was a one-time thing. It didn’t matter. Right now, she belonged to him.

“You know I do. I love your body.” Layla fanned her hands over his chest, grazing his nipples with her pinkies. He stiffened at her purr of pleasure. “Sensitive here?”

She lowered her head to lap at one of them, then repeated the move on the other while she hooked one leg around his hip and massaged her heel into his back. Her wet pussy met his skin, leaving some of her arousal behind. First on his thigh. His belly. Finally on his cock. She eased back again, stirring up just enough air for him to feel every trail of her desire across his skin.

“Jesus Christ, Layla.”

“I need you. Hurry.”

Sawyer did a backward crab walk to the basket of supplies and grabbed a couple of condoms. Bright pink and blue. Man. But they’d get the job done.

He tossed a quick glance at the sofa and noted Aidan sat almost as placidly as before, if not for the tight lines of strain carving his face. Without shame, Aidan drew his gaze down Sawyer’s body. His eyes didn’t fire with anything but mild interest, but the look alone caused Sawyer to turn away.

This was new territory for him, being observed while he was with a woman. That watching-being-hot thing apparently only applied while everyone was dressed, because if he thought too much about Aidan studying them—and likely getting aroused himself—Sawyer had a feeling he’d go as limp as overcooked broccoli.

He tore open the condom and unrolled it over his length, hoping Layla would give him time for a repeat performance. If he didn’t get inside her fast, his thoughts would win. And he wasn’t about to let that happen.

“Pink’s your color,” she teased when he threw the other condom on the coffee table.

“It’s yours too.” He drew the swollen lips of her pussy apart, visually drinking his fill of the arousal coating dusky rose flesh. Her clit stood proudly, begging for the press of a finger or the flat tip of his tongue. He’d do both before the night was over. “Look at that, all for me.”

“Yes.” She jerked her head, and he knew she’d glanced at Aidan. “All for you.”

He stroked her with two fingers. Up and down he rode her seam, finally pushing them into her sheath. Fuck. So tight. Inferno hot, even more so than before. Her muscles squeezed him as he started to move, testing them both with his deep glides.

Good goddamn, she turned him on. Enough to forget where he was. Even why he was. There was just the two of them, giving and taking pleasure.

Twisting his hand around, he gave her three fingers and used his thumb to toy with the button of distended nerves, each flick pushing her nearer to the point where she’d rain over him. He caught her gasps with his mouth and pushed into her harder. Knowing she could take it. That she yearned for him to shove her to the limit of her control. He could see all that, and more, in the glazed depths of her eyes.

Her orgasm approached with hurricane force. He could feel it gathering inside her, a vortex gaining speed. Drawing energy. He wanted her to break around him, a moment only they would share.

He pulled free, and she cried out. “Shh.” He quieted her with a kiss. “I’ll give you what you need.” He tweaked her nipples with his wet fingers, then licked off the juice he’d displaced.

She gripped his head in both hands, holding him while he tucked his nose into the curve underneath her breast and absorbed her scent as if it were air. Lovemaking had never before been this sweet—or this bitter.

“Sawyer, please.” She encircled his width and scorched him right through the condom. “Come into me.”
“TEST SHOT will lead you down a road of passion and heart break almost at the same time it takes you from the ultimate highs to the lowest of lows. You'll enjoy the roller coaster of human emotions and probably miss these characters when you reach the last page.”--5 Stars, Sizzling Hot Books

“This book is outstanding. It played with my emotions, tore strips off my heart and left me reeling. I didn’t expect this book to hook me the way that it did and didn’t predict the way the plot turns would leave me ignoring life in general to keep reading right up until the end.”--5 Stars, Scorching Book Reviews

“Man oh man, oh man! I love when I “discover” a new author who immediately engages me and makes me want to neglect everything in my house so I can finish her book from cover to cover. Cari Quinn has done that with her first book in the Hot Shots series, Test Shot. Besides an amazing cast of characters she has managed to write a brilliant story with a plot line quite unlike anything I’ve read before.”--A True Gem, 4.5 Stars, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she'd ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today.

Though she also fires up her computer as a graphic designer, proofreader and editor, she can’t resist the lure of disappearing into a world of her own creation. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. The only thing she loves more than writing is hearing from readers! Visit Cari at

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Giveaway Info:
Prize is 10 eBook copies of "Test Shot" (1 each to 10 winners). Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 28. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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