Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Welcome Ellora's Cave author, Scarlett Scott...





Her Lovestruck Lord
by Scarlett Scott

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BLURB:

Book two in the Wicked Husbands series.

Abandoned by her husband on their wedding night, Maggie, the Marchioness of Sandhurst, longs for a raging passion to free her from her lonely life. A devastatingly handsome stranger at a masque ball promises just the sort of distraction she craves. But after a night of scorching lovemaking, she wakes to find him gone.

Simon, the Marquis of Sandhurst, is horrified to discover the masked siren he bedded is his wife, a woman he vowed to never touch. He shouldn’t want Maggie, but can’t resist her now that she’s been in his arms.

As the truth unravels, husband and wife are estranged no longer, spending their days and nights exploring the desire burning hot between them. But when Simon’s past comes back to haunt them both, their newfound happiness could be forever dashed.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

EXCERPT

It wasn’t long before she’d trounced on his toes. She was an abysmal dancer, he discovered, almost gratified to find something at which she did not excel. For it surely seemed to him that in most ways, his wife was perfection. She laughed up at him, the happiest he’d seen her, and it struck him that this was what she’d meant. Unabashed, raw happiness. Her cheeks were flushed, her coiffure hopelessly defeated, the silk of her blue gown perhaps ruined forever, and yet she was glowing, tilting her head back to laugh as if she didn’t care who heard her. It was infectious, and soon he was laughing along with her as they twirled and she trod on his instep.

“Devil take it, you’re a horrid dancer,” he told her as she laughed at another misstep.

“I am,” she admitted easily. “A proper gentleman would keep that observation to himself.”

“I begin to think I’m not a proper gentleman.” He stopped them and yanked her into his body, tipping up her wet chin with his fingers. “After all, a proper gentleman wouldn’t do this.”

He kissed her, through the rain and the cold and the fear that he was falling under the spell of the tiny American in his arms. Her hands flitted to his shoulders, her mouth opening to him. Their tongues tangled. He relished the crush of her breasts against his chest, the heavy weight of her skirts against his painfully hard cock. She smelled of roses and autumn.

He wasn’t going to last much longer. He had to have her.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes contemporary and historical romance with heat, heart and happily ever afters. Having graduated from swiping her older sister's romance novels to read in secret, she now crafts love stories of her own with a good dose of sizzle and an equal amount of humor. She lives in the Pennsylvania countryside with her Canadian husband and is a proud mom to their adorable but occasionally evil dog with a penchant for eating everything he shouldn't.


Twitter: @scarscoromance




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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Welcome M/M erotic romance writer, Sam B. Morgan...




BLURB:
Detective Douglas Brody has only ever known the life of a cop. Raised strict but fair by his police chief father, he joined the academy right out of school, climbed the ranks hard and fast, and now works homicide for the City of Charleston.  The job is his entire life. For years it’s kept him happy enough to minimize the side of him that craves what he believes is wrong. When an accident on the job puts him temporarily off duty, everything in Brody’s world changes. He has to prove himself once more to be best cop in the department, all while dealing with Zack – his persistent, sexy, and out of the closet physical therapist. 

Zack is big grins, floppy hair and tackles his job with the same full-blown enthusiasm he does everything else. When the “patient from hell” is thrown his way by another PT who can’t handle him, Zack is committed to achieving the impossible.  His new patient is a head strong and hot as hell homicide detective, who oozes as much resentment as he does sex appeal. Any involvement with a patient, never mind a man who is so deep in the closet he can’t see light,  is something Zack swore he’d never do again. 

But Brody slowly proves too much to resist…

Excerpt
He could work out a resting heart rate from this, listening to the strong thumps, quickly glancing down at his watch. Decent. Resting below sixty. Brody was fit. A lot more fit than he gave himself credit for. The muscles in his chest were defined, and that didn’t come from police work. He had to work out regularly. 

The meat of Zack’s hand rested on his broad chest, fingers moving on the swell of his pectorals as they rose and fell with each breath. The stir in his shorts brought him back front and center to the fact that this wasn’t the best idea. Leaning over his very attractive and touch-phobic patient. Even if all he intended to do was see if the man could lighten up. Maybe even laugh.

He wasn’t laughing now. When Zack lifted his eyes to Brody’s, he was hit with the full intensity of stormy gray. Not filled with amusement anymore but with something else. 

It sent heat down Zack’s spine and into his shoes. He wasn’t even listening to the beats, just frozen in place with the buds in his ears, fingers still pressed to Brody’s chest as they stared at each other. The humor of the moment fell away as Brody continued to stare, arms still folded behind his head, mouth set into a straight line.

Zack straightened a tad too sharply and tucked the scope around his neck. Pulling his face into a rehearsed, easy smile, he hid the heat thrumming in his veins. “Yeah. You’ll live.” He started backing toward the door and gave a lame salute that made him want to cringe. God he was such a spaz. “I…I’ll see you next week.” 

He rushed to exit stage left, narrowly missing the doorframe on the way out.

~*~

Zack could be downright pushy when he went into healthcare-professional mode. Brody wasn’t used to being told what to do. The small voice inside him that rejoiced in response was the one he hated most. He clenched his eyes shut and relaxed his leg.

“Good,” Zack said, his voice low as he focused.

He scooted himself up, knelt down, and hooked Brody’s knee over his arm, placing one hand at the back of his thigh, the other on the front. Brody tensed everywhere. He didn’t mean to, he probably shouldn’t, but he couldn’t help it.

“Relax. Hey,” Zack said and didn’t say another word until Brody opened his eyes and met Zack’s gaze. “Relax. The cramp comes right back if you’re tense. Trust me.”

Brody nodded again because it was all he could manage. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust Zack. Oddly enough, he did. But he didn’t trust himself. He didn’t like being in someone else’s hands—yet he did. He wasn’t comfortable with the vulnerability, but he was. And the position he was in was more than a tad suggestive. Except, of course, to someone like Zack. Zack, who only saw physiology, muscles, and ice packs. Cramps instead of sexual tension. Charlie horses instead of thighs.

“Good,” Zack repeated as Brody relaxed. 

Brody focused on the trees to his left and tried not to think about the man between his legs or the hands all over him. It made him wonder about the next time he could get out of town.

“Is this helping?” Zack asked.

“Huh? Oh…yeah. Thanks,” Brody answered without looking at him.

Zack didn’t say anything. Didn’t move. Didn’t seem to breathe. 

Brody knew it was his way of making Brody either talk or look at him or pay attention. Drove him fucking nuts, but it worked. Brody turned his head to glare at Zack like a pissed-off delinquent, but when his eyes found Zack, Zack wasn’t looking back.

Zack’s gaze was somewhere below Brody’s waist, dragging along one thigh, then the other. His attention lingered there, and Brody felt it all the way through his skin. It wasn’t professional Zack checking out his alignment either. Far from. 

Something different, something hungry flashed in the deep brown of Zack’s eyes. Brody felt a lick of pure heat drag up his spine and back down. Straight to his groin. He didn’t know what he did to make Zack meet his eyes. He didn’t flinch or gasp or do anything besides remain frozen in place. Still, Zack looked at him, his eyes weaving a tale that had nothing to do with physical therapy. 

Grasping fingers, slick skin, entwined bodies, and the kind of intensity that hurt so good you’d want it again and again. It sparked between them and hung in the air, thicker than the midsummer humidity. Brody recognized the same lust that continued to torture him right there in Zack’s eyes.

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Sam B. Morgan writes contemporary gay romance with complex, complicated men. A love of travel means settings from small town South Carolina to Sydney, Australia serve not only as backdrops, but supporting characters in each and every book.  Sam enjoys fast cars, slow Sunday mornings, hot coffee, and even hotter heroes. 

   
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Welcome erotic romance writer, Kate Deveaux...




1)  What kind of music do you like?

I like a mix of Jazz, Instrumental and Rock, depending on my mood. A child of the early 80’s I love Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Pretenders… all that good stuff.

2)  Describe your dream home…

What a great question! I think it would be anywhere on the ocean and has to be warm, so Caribbean or Hawaii or Bora Bora. I picture a sprawling open air house, with high vaulted ceilings, and a breezy tropical d├ęcor. And of course — a killer bathroom, open to the outdoors with tropical flowers and the sound of the ocean. Something like Lawrence’s place in Hawaii (Academy of Love). J

3)  Favorite literary hero & heroine?

Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester.

4)   What are you reading now?

I’ve got a bunch on the go on my Kindle. Here’s what I’ve got lined up currently: Sleeping With Paris (Juliete Sobanet), Take Me (J. Kenner), While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (Wendy Wax), Grand Slam (Lucy Felthouse and Lily Harlem)and Revenge(Jasmine Haynes).

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

I’ve written ten books, not all are published yet, but will be soon. Picking a favorite is like picking your favorite child a bit. J If I had to name just one, then it would have to be SAIL AWAY WITH ME,  not only the setting and the sizzling sex scenes, but secondary characters were a blast to write.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?

I’d like to say plot, but they sort of come at once. As soon as I get a hint of a plot I can see the hero and heroine plain as day in my imagination. Then I start pondering the more complex issues of the story.

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

Fingers and toes crossed – lucky so far not to suffer from it.

8)  Twitter or Facebook? Why?

Twitter, it’s fast and up to minute so I can follow many feeds at once and quickly retweet.

10) What’s next for you?

I’m busy finishing up several books and have a few great ideas for new stories I’m just starting on. Keep your eyes open for BRIDE UNDONE, release Summer 2014 with Ellora’s Cave. It’s about A bride who take “I DO” to a whole new level – just not with the groom. BIMINI BOUND AND HOT AS HADES should be ready for publication soon!

Thanks so much for having me, great questions!

Best,
Kate
xx



About Academy of Love:

Are you ready for this boarding school?
Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.

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Kate Deveaux
Contemporary and Erotic Romance Author


About Kate: Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
Born in London, England, Kate has lived in the U.K, Canada, and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona.  When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!

Kate is currently working on several fictional stories for release next year – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink.


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Author website: http://www.katedeveaux.com
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About Academy of Love:

Boarding School was never this much fun….
Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.


Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: August 1 2013





Note to my readers:










There is nothing quite as exciting as a first love and nothing quite as painful as it’s ending. It’s a theme I think many readers can relate to in the heroine and the hero of this story, Cassianna and Lawrence. And the proper girl’s boarding school is something I can relate to from first hand experience. And I can assure you there is nothing prim and proper about what goes on between Lawrence and Cassianna at the Academy!
What happens when ex lovers meet years later -- will the attraction burn as hot? Or will it be scorching?




EROTIC GOES OLD SCHOOL in ACADEMY OF LOVE….

Their love sizzled until he broke her heart when he left her with no explanation. She abandoned her riding dreams and left the Academy with no plans to ever return. When the two lovers are reunited at the Academy, they discover their attraction is unrelenting and sex even hotter than before. Conflicted by her deep sexual desire for him burned by their painful past, Cassianna convinces herself to give into their passion. Just once. No strings attached.




Cassianna and Lawrence play with fire when they reunite and find out the sex is red hot. Careful! Don’t get burned as you turn the pages of their sexy journey.
 







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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Welcome erotic romance author, Shaunna Wolf...



 Hi, Shaunna! Welcome to my blog - I wish you all the best with the tour and the future! Let's start the interview...

Do you write about what turns you on?

They say the best writing comes from writing what you know.  In  erotica, and romance, or any genre for that matter, if you are bored with it, or it doesn’t affect your emotions in some way, then how is it going to affect the reader?  I deplore any scene that reads like a text book or something someone saw on a hot to video.  And that holds true especially in a sex scene. 

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Fry bread with my grandmother’s chili recipe.  She made the chili in her truck stop, and it has been passed down to me, I’ve changed it a little over the years, but it always tastes like home to me, and everyone who has tried it loves it.

Are you a romantic?

In some ways.  I like romance, but at the same time, I don’t prefer snuggling, what most people see as romance, to making out.  Give me romance and hot sex together. 

Do you listen to music when you're writing?

Always.  Every book I have ever written has its own sound track, I start with one song, and then build from there.  I used to drive everyone nuts playing that one song or group of songs, over and over and over, I hated headphones.  But now that they have the noise canceling little ear buds, I live in them.  So much so that I get startled by people tapping me on the shoulder while I am writing because I didn’t hear them. 

Do you ever read your stories out loud?

Always. This is the best way to find things that are wrong, Awkward sentences, misspelled words, or misused words, they jump out when you read it out loud.  You stumble over those sentences that don’t quite work, actions that are bizarre, and find missing punctuation.

LIFE FLIGHT
by Shaunna Wolf

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BLURB:

Malachi Blackfeather has spent twenty years in the Army. Two of those years as a Vietnam POW. Now that he's out, all he wants is some peace and quiet to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Between the flashbacks, and an over interest in sex that is now being called sex addiction, finding his path isn't easy.

Kat is trying to escape an abusive marriage. Her soon to be ex is a master at manipulating the system, and her family thinks she should stay with him, "because no other man will want her". She's looking for escape in any form she can get it.

When they meet, sparks fly. Trapped by a blizzard, can two damaged people, who think there is no chance of love in the world for them, find each other, and survive an unforeseen circumstance that puts both of them in danger?

Mystery, romance, and danger, fill this novel, with a story that will draw you in and not let go.

EXCERPT

The heater stood dark and cold.  I should have gotten up after we were done.  Filled it and restarted it.  I hadn’t wanted to move.  Still didn’t want to, despite the cold in the room.  Dim light streamed in through the window, sleety snow still battered the glass.  Shook the door in its frame.  How long could this blizzard go on?

I tightened my arms around Kat.  Forever.  Then she would have to stay right in this room with me--in my arms.  Nothing made sense, everything my life had been for the last twenty-five years rang like a bad dream, a nightmare from the pits of Vietnam.  So dead inside that any feeling fed me, woman after woman, man after man, no one let me hold on to what I felt for more than a few shared moments.  Lies whispered to the tiny ember of my soul that I had left.  This is the one, they told me, this one will make you feel, will bring you back to life. 

They never did.

Kat ran her hand down my arm.  Snuggled closer to me.  A chill that had nothing to do with how cold the room had become, shook me.  Spoke to me.  I could again with her, and I knew I would keep feeling what I was.  Alive.  Warm.  As if I had a soul inside me, not just a demon who preyed on others for my next fix of emotions.

“I should fill that heater and get us some warmth again.”

“Yeah, I suppose one of us should,” she said with no intention to do so in her voice. 
I tightened the bear’s embrace I held her in, tangled my legs with hers.  She pushed at my arm, wanted to make me let go of her. 

“I don’t want to let go of you yet,” I said.  If I let her go, the surging emotions inside me would vanish with the warmth of holding her. 

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Blog: Critters at the Keyboard http://srhowen1.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Welcome Ellora's Cave author, A. M. Griffin…



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

When I wrote my first book Dangerously Mine, I had no clue how to write a book and what it entailed. I just wrote it and submitted it. My first editor, bless her heart, accepted it and gave me a list of issues to work on. And man, oh man, was it a hefty list. It had all kinds of things on there that I didn’t recognize. One was dialogue tags, she wanted me to fix them. Okay, but what the heck are dialogue tags? And secondly, she wanted me to find a critique partner, someone who would help me develop my book. My first thought was really? There are people out there who would do that for me? LOL. I learned so much from the first editor.

2)   What is your typical day?
Hectic. I work full-time and I’m a full-time wife and mother. When I’m actively writing I’m able to start at around 7 and I write until about midnight or later, go sleep and wake up to just do it again. But I do it not because I have to, but because I love it and I like seeing the finished product.

3)   What do you read while in the midst of a project? Or don’t you?
No, I don’t read while I’m working on a book. It’s too distracting and I have few hours in the day to work on my writing as it is. But, when I am between projects I will indulge. I just finished all three books in the Enders game series and a historical romance. I adore historicals, anything with regency romance and Scottish Highland warriors do it for me.

4)    What do you do with a paperback once you’ve read it?
If its one that I know my mother would enjoy I give it to her. Once she’s done with it she gives it to the library in her apartment building. If it’s one that I don’t think she’ll enjoy or one that I particularly love, I keep it for my personal library. But I do have to admit that my bookshelf is quite overflowing.
5)    Are you nervous about friends reading your book?
Heck no! I want them to read it. I need the Amazon numbers! LOL. I’m not ashamed of anything that I do. My friends and family are eagerly anticipating my releases. The best text messages are from friends and family who text me about the book and the characters and describe a situation like it’s my first time knowing about it. It usually starts off with, “I can't believe (fill in the blank) did that!” I love it.
6)    What things inspire you to write? Location, music, film or even in a book?
Hmm…none of those things. I right to hush the voices in my head. My characters are very vocal and only quiet when I’m telling their story. After I finish their story I feel a sense of accomplishment.

7)   Share your blurb or short excerpt from your latest release with us
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8)    What’s next for you?
I’m in edits with the fourth book in the Loving Dangerously series titled Dangerously His and I’m one week from submitting the fifth book titled Dangerously Forever. Dangerously His is about two people who want to be together but are being separated by forces they can’t control. Dangerously Forever is the story where Eva (from Dangerously Mine) and her best friend Allysan finally reunite. It’s definitely not the end of the series. There are still so many worlds and characters to explore.

Dangerously Hers
by A.M. Griffin

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BLURB:

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

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

A Romantica® science fiction erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

EXCERPT

Rasha raised it out of her grasp. “You should never try to take a warrior’s weapon.”

She pulled her hand back in record speed. “I wasn’t trying to take it. I wanted to feel it.”

He lowered his weapon in front of her.

She flicked her hand out nonchalantly. “Never mind. You're acting like it’s been kissed by Jesus or something.”

“Who?”

“Forget about it. It’s precious, I get it.”

“There’s no reason to get upset. If you no longer want to touch this weapon, I have another…weapon…you can touch.”

She shifted on her feet, feeling the bumbling idiot trying to rise to the surface. “No, thank you.” Yes, please.

He ran his hands down his muscular thighs. “Another time then?”

Jess had the fleeting thought of him running his hands on her. Oh jeez, how good would those hands feel on me.

“Hmm?”

“I shall leave you alone. I’m sure you have plenty of work to do.”

“Alone? again?” As she spoke, she immediately wanted to take the words back.

He cocked his head. “I could stay if you wish. Eva said you would need ‘space’ in the beginning.”

She snorted. The sound wasn’t pretty at all. She might as well have oinked like a pig while she was at it. “I don’t wish you to stay.”

“Really? Are you sure? We could do something about that.”

Was his voice always this deep?

She picked at her hair nervously. “About what?”

He inhaled sharply. “I can smell you.” Then he let his gaze drop to crotch.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

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