Saturday, 28 September 2013

I want want Michael Canton to Teach Me To Ride...

I am thrilled with the feedback from readers I am receiving for my latest release, "Teach Me To Ride" - the general consensus being that quite a few of you ladies wouldn't say no to my hero, Michael Canton, teaching you to ride, LOL!

I love writing this book and really hope those yet to read Michael and Caroline's journey will love the story as much as me. The novella is still only available exclusively to Amazon with general release not until December 6th. Why not get your copy now??


Here the details:


Caroline James wants to be the best investigative journalist London has ever seen. But until she has the money to leave the small town of Fayre Mead, she's stuck and her resentment is building. So when she’s assigned to cover the Lakeland Horse Trials and meets sexy, dark-haired, and astoundingly fit horse trainer, Michael Canton, she is happy to vent some sexual and emotional frustration…and write the story of her career. But after getting personal with Michael, can she remain impersonal with the article?

Michael Canton will do anything in his power to silence his tyrannical father once and for all. Under extreme pressure to compete in the countries show jumper trials and prove his worth, Michael’s fiery emotions are running high. Caroline’s beauty and sexual confidence stokes an inner strength and determination he never knew he had. But can he trust her to know the difference between fact and fiction? Together, they are a formidable team…but will their burning ambitions ultimately blow them apart?

Excerpt:

Still sitting in his lap, she reached behind her and lowered the zipper of her dress. It fell down over her shoulders, revealing naked breasts. His erection ached at the sight of her creamy white, perfect tits with nipples big and dark. He licked his lips and moved forward to suck one hard tip into his mouth. Her gasp sounded above him.
Her skin smelled of something sweet and sexy, innocence mixed with danger. He inhaled deeply as he grazed her pebbled nipple with his teeth before reclaiming her mouth. Her tongue was rigid and demanding against his as they fought for supremacy.
Rolling her over, he shimmied the dress down her body and tossed it to the floor. Naked, but for tiny satin panties, darkened by juices at her clit, Michael didn’t think he had ever seen a woman look more beautiful. He drank in every inch of her, knowing deep inside that this might be the only moment he’d ever see her like this. The only chance to take her, to watch her enjoy unadulterated pleasure. God, he wanted to give her pleasure.
“Michael…”
He snapped his gaze to hers. She watched him. Her eyes were heavy lidded, screaming for him, wanting him. Male pride surged like a fireball behind his ribcage. He crawled up beside her and kissed her, his fingers trailing over her breasts, lower over her torso before diving into her panties.
She was wet. Soaking wet.
His hand glided over her narrow strip of pubic hair to her rigid clit. He circled, stretched, and teased, then moved lower until his fingers found her slit, his blood roaring in his ears. He felt alive, masculine and powerful. Her legs opened and he thrust two fingers deep inside. 
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Love, Rachel x



Thursday, 26 September 2013

Welcome Breathless Press author, Carrie Pulkinen...



Escorting Jessica
by Carrie Pulkinen

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BLURB:

Trevor has starred in Jessica's dreams since high school. Jessica had been the girl who eluded him. Can they start over or will Trevor's job get in the way?

Jessica Snider's dream is to be with Trevor. Unfortunately, just being near him has her burning with desire and babbling like a teenager. When she discovers her high school crush now runs a high-end male escort service, she doesn't know whether to be appalled or aroused.

Trevor Hill wants to fulfill Jessica's every fantasy—including multiple partners—but he wants her for himself as well. If he was hot for her in high school, he's sweltering for her now. However, he's afraid his job will come between them.

Trevor offers her a free—multiple partner—trial guaranteed to satisfy her wettest dreams. Jessica must find her composure and step into his world of sexual fantasies, but can she? Will Trevor convince her to trust his feelings for her and take him up on it? Or will this second chance slip away?


EXCERPT

Her eyelids had just begun to flutter closed when the phone rang. Jessica jumped, sending Chaz flying across the sofa with a hiss. "I'm sorry, baby. Mommy was just startled." The cat narrowed his eyes at her but slinked back into her lap without protest.

She didn't recognize the number on the caller ID. "Hello?"

"Hey, Jessica. I'm so sorry I didn't call you back earlier. I was swamped at work."

No way. Trevor? "Umm. That's okay. I was pretty busy, too." I'm such a liar. Oh, well. He doesn't need to know that. She pushed Chaz onto the floor and he landed with a grunt. Such an ungraceful cat. She stood and paced her small living room, waiting for him to speak.

"So, it was good to see you this morning. You looked amazing."

"Thanks." Her voice squeaked. "You, uh...haven't changed a bit."

His melodic chuckle rang in her ear. "Thank you. I try."

She giggled and put a hand over her mouth to stop herself. She would not get her hopes up again. Yeah, right.

"So, Jessica." Her knees went weak at the sound of her name coming from his lips. "I really wanted to take you out to dinner. To spend some time with you, but..."

Yep. Here it comes. The big letdown.

"But I’m swamped for the next few days."

"Oh, that's okay. It's really not that big of a deal. I—"

"Yes," he interrupted her. "It is. I want to see you."

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carrie Pulkinen spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and yearbook teacher in Houston, Texas. Now she's able to channel her love of the English language into stories of amazing sex with devilishly handsome men. In her free time, Carrie likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids. Her other works include the paranormal romances To Catch a Spirit, Reawakened, Her Guardian Lover, and Sweet Release.





Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/carriepulkinen

Carrie will be awarding a $10 Breathless Press GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Welcome erotic romance writers Dmytry Karpov & Kimberly Kinrade...





Hello!! It's so great to have a husband and wife writing team at my blog today...I think you're my first! Cannot wait to find out more about you both and how you manage to create stories together - it's something that ain't never gonna happen in my house! Let's start the questions....

1.    What do you wish men understood about women?

DK: I wish we understood how to make them 100% happy 100% of the time.
KK: I wish all men knew how to please a women in bed. Fortunately, I don't have to worry about that with my man. He's mastered that lesson.

2.    Do you only work on one book at a time?

DK: I'll often outline a few books at a time, but I'll actually write the prose one at a time. For example, right now I'm outlining both Seduced by Lies, a romance and mystery, and Kiss Me in Cairo, the sequel to Kiss Me in Paris, but I'm only writing Seduced by Lies.

KK: I usually have multiple projects going on at once. As Dmytry said, right now we're working on Seduced by Lies as well as Kiss Me in Cairo, but we're also working on a serial novel, Kiss Me Forever (starring Damon Deveaux, a cousin to the Deveaux sisters) and I'm working on a new Three Lost Kids trilogy, The Forbidden Book.

3.    Who is your favorite fictional couple?

DK: Rose and Jack from Titanic. That's my favorite romance film.
KK: Rose and Derek from the Seduced Saga.

4.    Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?

DK: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss
KK: "Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into you answers." Rainer Maria Rilke

5.    Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?

DK: I don't write every day, but when I do, I set small goals for myself. Usually my goal is 250 words every fifteen minutes. It doesn't sound like a lot of words, but it adds up to 1000 words every hour.

KK: When I'm in the writing phase of a project, I like to get 5-10k in per day until that project is completed.

6.  What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?

DK: I usually prefer Twitter. I like the concise tweets. But I do love Facebook groups.
KK: I used to love Twitter (it's how Dmytry and I met after all!), but I've fallen for Facebook recently. It's such a fun way to connect with fans.

7.    What are you working on now?

DK: Seduced by Lies and Kiss Me in Cairo. Both are an exciting mix of mystery and romance. However, Seduced by Lies is paranormal while Kiss Me in Cairo is contemporary.
KK: What he said, plus we've also added a hot addition to the Kiss Me cast. Damon Deveaux, of Kiss Me Forever, will have his own serial novel.



Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 1187 KB
Print Length: 314 pages
Publisher: Daring Books (25 Jun 2013)
ASIN: B00DMTXQHA
No one knows my secret. Ever since high school, ever since I started living in fear, no one has known the true me. But then I met him, and I couldn't hide anymore.

He became my hero, saving me from the villain of my past. He became my friend, his smile a blanket of warmth. And he scared me. Because he, this beautiful man, he might become more. Then he'd see the real me, and I couldn't let that happen.

My name is Winter, and what I desire most I can't have.

Flashes of the night I was drugged rush back to me. His strong arms carrying me through the streets of Paris. The feel of his heart beating as my head rested against his chest. The soft press of his lips against my forehead when he thought I was asleep.

Oh shit. I'm falling for the cowboy. Cade.

But we can't be anything more. He has his own secrets. His own darkness he keeps hidden, like the letter he keeps with him everywhere he goes.

The letter he refuses to open.

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Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the Kiss Me Series, Eye of NewtSunrise & Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series.
Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogyand children’s fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.
Dmytry writes fantasy—be it urban, dark or epic—is a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife’s and their co-authored books).
They live with three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Welcome Ellora's Cave author, Katalina Leon...


Hi Katalina! It's great to have you here and to be a part of your ongoing tour - I don't think we've met before so I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you 
and your work. Enjoy!!



















Lord Griffin's Prize (Emerald Isle Fantasies)
by Katalina Leon
Paranormal Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Release Date:  July 10, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 50,000

Available at:

Book Description:
Part of the Emerald Isles Fantasies series

Tullamore Castle Ireland is an enchanted place where the unexpected happens. Phantom lovers materialize in haunted beds and a lonely griffin patrols the ramparts waiting to reclaim its mate. And that’s just the beginning.

For the adventure of a lifetime Maeve de’Burgo visits Tullamore to study genealogy. Through a magical act and time travel she becomes embroiled in a dangerous medieval romance and the unfinished life of her ancestor. Maeve gets thrown back in time to be captured, ravished and cherished as a war chief’s prize.

Ronan O’Griofa is a griffin-shifter, the most loyal of creatures. He’s been trapped in limbo as the avenging guardian of Tullamore since 1332 AD and longs to be free. When the soul of his wife returns to the castle he’s granted the privilege of becoming a man for one day to be her lover, win her heart and remind Maeve of a bond strong enough to last an eternity.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Excerpt:


Maeve walked down a long carpet runner of elegant red and blue heraldic designs that stretched the length of a football field. “From looking at the website I had no idea how sprawling Castle Tullamore is.”

“The castle as it stands now has been greatly expanded over the years. We are in the oldest wing. There have been many times during the castle’s stormy eight-hundred- year history when it has housed hundreds, perhaps thousands of people during a siege. Tullamore and its surrounding lands have been peaceful for generations but we still have a few old spirits wandering the halls who haven’t heard the news. They are still on guard for invaders.”

A chill traveled over Maeve. “Not malicious spirits, I hope.”

“No.” Áine pursed her lips. “Protective ones. We have a few devoted souls who watch over the castle with a wary eye just as they did in life. They’re noble spirits and you’ll feel no threat from them.”

“Tullamore is big on spirits, isn’t it?” Maeve didn’t mean to sound dismissive but she feared she did.

“Yes, the castle has more than its fair share. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Castle Tullamore is a supernatural vortex. Things happen here that can’t happen anywhere else.” Áine stopped at the end of the corridor in front of a massive wooden door carved with winged griffins. “This is the O’Griofa suite.” She slipped the brass key into a heavy brass lock, turned the key with a squeak and pushed the door open. “Lovely, isn’t it?”

Maeve stepped into the softly lit room and felt her breath catch. To her right a crystal lamp glowed with the strength of a candle flame and shot tiny rainbows across a pale marble table. A low fire crackled in the massive stone fireplace, which smoldered crimson. The floors were polished dark wood offset by fine carpets. The mantel was ornamented by two graceful stone griffins with wings raised and heads bowed, which cast dramatic shadows on the wall.

The entire room was filled with elegant art and unique furnishings from many eras, but the heart of the room was the monumental oak bed with towering carved posts and a vaulted canopy. The bed’s silk coverlet was a rich shade of viridian green. The carved headboard displayed a victorious griffin screeching in flight, with wings spread wide, and looked as if it belonged in an art museum.

Maeve gaped with disbelief. “I get to sleep in that bed? It’s gorgeous!”

Áine nodded. “Lady dé Burgo once slept in that bed, though ‘slept’ might be too polite a term. According to legend, Lord O’Griofa didn’t let her get much sleep. The bed was simpler too—it has been added to over the centuries but elements of it are the original bed.”

 About the Author:
I’m an artist, an author, mother and wife. I write for Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id Publishing and a couple new publishers to be announced soon. I try to bring a touch of the mystical and a big sense of adventure to everything I write because I believe there’s a bold, kick-ass heroine inside all of us who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author, Marie Tuhart...



 Today I have my friend and fellow Wild Rose Press author, Marie Tuhart visiting with me - I LOVE Marie's stories and it's really great to have her here to catch up with her latest news and happenings. Let's get started!

1.    What do you wish men understood about women?

         That we're all different, not all of us love the outdoors, but some of us love football.

2.    Do you only work on one book at a time?

         Not always.  Usually I'm writing one, editing another and sometimes even reading galleys of a third.

3.    Who is your favorite fictional couple?

         It would have to be Eric and Sookie from True Blood

4.    Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?

         Live your life as you see fit

5.    Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?

         I do set daily goals, but they're not always around writing.  I do try to write on most days, but life does get in the way.

6.    What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?

         Facebook, I like the interaction with Facebook better, and I don't have to worry about a link being too long

7.    What are you working on now?

         I'm currently working on a short story for Sybarite Seductions, my hero is a sheikh and my heroine a translator, when her plane has mechanical problems, she's forced to stay in London overnight and my hero sheikh kidnaps her for some sexy fun.

8.    Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it

         My latest release is: More Than One Night, here's the blurb:

Bartender Beth Grant has sworn off men after yet another failed relationship, but when a friend dares her to dance with a handsome stranger, she's tempted by the fantasy. Jake turns out to be dashing, charming and very rich, everything Beth avoids. But she can't resist, and one dance turns into an evening of exquisite passion. Beth vows not to repeat a night like this, despite liking the mysterious Jake--a lot.

Successful business owner Jake Masters knows he's met his dream girl the minute he lays eyes on Beth across the crowded dance floor. But the next morning she disappears and all he has is her first name. Jake vows to go to any length to get more than one night with Beth, and when he discovers she has a jaded past, he puts his heart and soul at risk to prove he's the one.


On 9/20/13 it will be at all e-retailers (B&N, All Romance e-books, etc.)

You can find me on facebook:  www.facebook.com/marietuhart
You can find me on twitter: @marietuhart
My website: www.marietuhart.com

I love hearing from readers.

Marie is waiting to chat! Comments??







Thursday, 12 September 2013

Welcome Carina Press author, Lise Horton....



 Hi Lise! Nice to meet you :)

I am so happy to discover an author I haven't read before and help promote their latest release! I have downloaded Words of Lust to my Kindle and can't wait to get started. Love the cover :) Okay, on with the questions...

1.     What do you wish men understood about women?

I’d love men to really understand how complex women are, sexually. That we can desire warm, sensual loving and being put on a pedestal, but other times crave raw, hot sex and being treated like their private concubine.  And that they should never be shy about experimentation, which can keep any relationship exciting and vital, and understand if they are generous, and take the time with us to explore, their efforts will be well rewarded. A sexy win-win for all parties involved.


2.     Do you only work on one book at a time?

I’m a Gemini with a tendency to swing from one book to another depending on my mood – which can be a good thing, or not so much! For example, while working on Words of Lust, with its high level of romance and emotion, I was also writing some harder, kinkier erotica. That gave me an opportunity to indulge in my wilder side rather like a palate cleanser. But I’m trying to be more stern with myself and stick to one project until completion, both to keep on track with my timetable now that my Carina editor is waiting for book two of the Stellato siblings, but also so I don’t dilute my focus.


3.     Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Of course I love my first Stellato siblings couple from Words, Nick and Serafina. They are such different people, yet they complement one another so beautifully. They seduced me rather like a warm summer evening breeze. Book two’s couple, Berto Stellato and Wharton College department secretary Alice, are a fire and gasoline combination. They blew in like a firestorm  - and don’t you just love tempestuous romances?

Beyond my books (and I’m always madly in love the couple I’m working on), I continue to be thoroughly enthralled by kick-ass urban fantasy heroine, Anita Blake, vampire executioner, and her long-time love, Master vampire of the City, Jean Claude. It’s their 20th anniversary this year (or rather Laurell K. Hamilton’s!) and the relationship never gets stale. But be warned, their romance - as intense and complicated as it gets – requires the A/C on high, 24/7.

In contemporary erotic romance I have to say that I fall in love too easily – as the old song says – and when an author creates a couple that sweeps me into their world, I am an eager and willing voyeur. So authors like Maya Banks, Shayla Black, Eden Bradley, J. Kenner, Lisa Maria Rice, and Lauren Dane make me an oh-so-very happy reader.


4.     Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?

Like anyone, I have very optimistic periods in my life and then others colored by pessimism, but no matter what’s going on, I try to be strong and keep striving to achieve my dreams. Maybe this is why my characters are always such fighters. I’ve always admired folks who stand up to adversity and never back down. All my life there’s been a simple quote I loved, one of my favorites of the always quotable Winston Churchill:  “Never, never, never quit.” It’s perfect reinforcement, no matter whether you’re at the top of your game or working through a tough time. My favorite quote about love is more irreverent, from a feisty woman after my own heart, Mae West:  “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

5.     Do you set daily writing goals?  Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?

Because I work a full time day job [at an entertainment law firm], which requires a 3 hour round trip commute daily, and as a parental caretaker, writing time is always at a premium. But I use that 3 hours commuting to write and edit, or read research materials. Evenings I can usually get in an hour or two and on weekends and holidays I am a writing fiend. It always feels so wonderful to have those days with nothing to do but write! I will make lists of overall goals but I try not to hold myself to set word count or page count because I can get frustrated when fate thwarts my plans. I just keep writing and on a weekday can get 2,000 – 3,000 down. On a day off, when inspired I may hit 10,000. Of course, on those days the housekeeping tends to suffer and dinner might consist of nothing but pretzels and wine!

6.     What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook?  Why?

I’m still pretty much a novice at social media, though I’ve been blogging for a couple of years, I use Twitter more as a quick connection to folks in the media, entertainment and publishing industry, and Facebook more as the social community, to get to know folks, talk books, writing, reading, and all the things that I am passionate about, like animal rescue, special needs children and adults, and women’s issues. I’ve discovered some wonderful friends via Facebook, from all over the US and the world, and I love sharing information and inspiration there. It’s also a terrific way to support people by adding my voice to their causes.

7.     What are you working on now?

I am finishing up the draft of book two of the Stellato siblings series. You meet all 5 of the Stellato brothers and sisters in Words of Lust, but book 2 (working title Hot In the City) is, as I mentioned, Alberto & Alice’s story. Berto is the quintessential wise-ass, New York alpha male, but this outward persona is, in part, a defense against a secret that has caused him great pain and humiliation in the past. Alice is a young, single mother of a special needs boy with her own troubled past, who needs Berto’s help when her ex returns to threaten her and her son, Graham. She’s a passionate woman, but won’t let another man into her life for long because trusting a man has always led to heartbreak. So Berto has his work cut out for him to convince her that she can count on him: He’s the real deal. They are a super hot couple and I’m having a blast creating their steamy sexual relationship as well as the tormented emotional one. It’s also fun writing a linked series because I keep discovering more and more about the family of characters which will make writing those future stories so much more fun. By the way, all of my stories are set in New York City because I love the amazing worlds that all co-exist side by side by side here. I enjoy sharing these details with my readers and hope that they’ll be sufficiently seduced to want to come and get to know the Big Apple themselves. And if you pop into town, give me a holler and I’ll show you the sights!

8.     Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it.

Words of Lust is a full-length erotic romance (88,000 words) available in digital format direct from Carina Press (www.carinapress.com), and also on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the Apple bookstore. 

After a decades-long career as a NYC theatre performer and award-winning cabaret singer, Lise turned her creative hand to writing romance. She’s a “method writer” of contemporary, paranormal and historical erotic romance with short stories in two Ravenous Romance anthologies, “My First Threesome” and “Slave to Love”, and under her erotica pseudonym, Lydia Hill, her short story “My Master’s Mark”, will be included in the 2014 Cleis Press anthology, “Slave Girls” edited by D. L. King. As the past president and 6-term board member of the RWA/NYC chapter, she is passionate about romance fiction and publishing and connecting with readers from every corner of the globe. She reads and writes in her wild garden, which is a certified National Wildlife Habitat, and loves her rescued greyhounds, her special needs brother who visits from his adult group home, her Mom and all of the writers who have seduced her since she picked up her first book. She dedicates her writings to her love and inspiration, the late crime writer, Milton T. Burton, who showed her what indulging a true passion of hearts and minds can mean. Please stop by her website, www.lisehorton.com, and connect with her on my social media to talk books. And she urges everyone to always remember: Feed Your Passion!

Lise is waiting to chat!! Comments??