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Friday, May 31, 2013

Guest Post/Giveaway: Jonathan D Allen, author of Room 3


Room 3
Jonathan D Allen

Bartender and songwriter Kelli Foster had always kept her eyes trained on the dream of stardom as a means to escape her small-town life. That focus blinded her to threat right in front of her: a bar patron who lulls her into a false sense of security and abducts her for a shadowy organization, taking her to a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

Desperate to escape and return to the world she thought she knew, Kelli bides her time, complying with her captors as they force her into a dream world where she must unravel the meaning of a song to free a hostage trapped inside a tree. Failure to free the hostage means only one thing: death, for her and the hostage.

Joined by an important test subject whose sanity unravels almost from the start, Kelli attempts to free them both. When the escape fails, Kelli’s life becomes even more difficult, and she learns that her assumptions about her life – and the world itself – could all be false. As events spiral out of control, Kelli finds herself caught in a battle between godlike beings that hold her fate, and that of the entire Organization, in their hands.

 Lately I've been in a captivity phase, it seems I'm gravitating toward books where someone is trapped for one reason or another.  So when this book popped up for tour, I thought it fit right in.  Sounds like a crazy book, right?  Today I have the author here for a guest post, and a giveaway at the bottom of the post.  Thanks for stopping by!




***Guest Post***
by character Kelli Foster

Let’s get a complicated truth out of the way right up front: I’ve known what a “blog” is for a little less than a week. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s a complicated, but do you think I would have expected to write a “blog” entry, let alone for something involving my esteemed self? I sure don’t think so.

Who am I, you ask? Good question. The name’s Kelli Foster, and as to why you should care – well, I think I have a pretty unique tale. You’ve probably heard some rumors about the thing that happened in London back in October. You know, the whole “terrorist attack”?

Let’s just say I have some inside info and a unique perspective on the whole event, given that I was at damn near center of the whole thing.

People have told me that something about the event seemed off, from the get-go. How does a small band of home-grown terrorists manage to set up enough explosives to blow up damn near a whole neighborhood? London is not exactly an unmonitored city; the last estimate I saw put 1.87 million security cameras in the city, and that’s probably a low-ball estimate. A backpack bomb would be one thing, but this kind of planning and coordination rarely go unnoticed, at least that’s what your average pub-goer would tell you.

So the question remains: how do they manage something like that without the ever-nosey eye of the government raining on their parade?

Easy answer: they don’t. Not without help from some pretty important people and organizations. Not to mention just a pinch of supernatural abilities.

That’s where my story comes in – more accurately, the book that we’ve put together from my own journal entries leading up to “England’s 9/11”. So much of this story has gone untold until now: secret facilities experimenting on innocent women; an unholy alliance between government and a cabal of supernatural beings; and, at the center of it all, a very confused woman trying to figure out where she belongs in the world.

I know it sounds crazy. Sometimes I wonder if I’m going to wake up in a world that makes sense, in a world where I came out of a completely ordinary middle-class upbringing and have lived the life that’s expected of a woman like me, but every day I open my eyes and I’m still here, where I have never belonged.

This is the story that “they” don’t want you to know. The story that could change the way you look at the world. All I ask is that you read my story and consider it, for your own safety and the safety of the world in which your children will grow up.

They’ve already ruined my life. You could well be next.

EXCERPT


This is the first time we see one of Kelli’s visions, following a an injection of the mysterious hallucinogen.
Something rustled in the corn. I whirled, but I knew who it would be before she even appeared. She always found me.

 “Mimi?”

A little girl appeared from between the rows, pushing the bottoms of the stalks apart. She had blue eyes, dark brown hair, and a smile that could just melt your heart – the kind of smile that never, ever survives into adulthood.

She cocked her head. “How’d you know my name?”

She always asked me that.

“We’ve met, but I’ve told you that before, too.”

She put her hands on her little hips. “How come I don’t remember you?”

“I think it’s this place. It always makes you forget.”

“I don’t like that.”

I looked around. “I don’t like it much, either. But don’t worry about it. I’m here.”

Wheels turned in her head. “But why are you here?”

No clue how to answer that one. “You’re looking for something, right?”

She nodded.

I leaned down, putting my hands on my knees. “What are you looking for, sweetheart?” I already knew the answer, but this had gone down a certain path forever, and the show had to go on.

She rubbed her eyes. “Cici’s gone. I can’t find her.”

Cici. The girl forever searched for Cici. I had no idea if she even existed. “Now where did you last see your sister?” I said.

Her eyes widened, like I’d shown her the secret of the universe. “We did meet, didn’t we, that’s how you know about Cici?”

I nodded. “Where did you see her last?” Knew the answer to this one, too.

She pointed over my shoulder. “There.”

I knew what I’d see when I turned. I’d seen it so many times that I’d even started to see it in my dreams. It didn’t matter, though. Every single time I turned to gaze on it, it knocked me on my proverbial butt: an enormous, gnarled tree, soaring up into the sky. This wasn’t just any tree, though. Somebody had carved a wooden organ out of the trunk, with two levels of wooden keys and wooden pipes rising out of the higher reaches.

The largest keyhole you’ve ever seen had been connected to that organ, its details carved right into the trunk, between the keys and the pipes.


“She’s locked in there, isn’t she?”


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Jonathan D Allen

Born and raised in the rural Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Jonathan wrote his first fantasy/sci-fi novel at the age of 13. After studying writing and communication at James Madison University, Jonathan turned his passion for writing into a full-time technical writing career in the DC Metro area, working for companies like Sprint/Nextel, Time Warner Cable, and Sirius XM Radio, where he had an opportunity to combine his love of music with his love of writing. He may have drifted away from fiction at times, but it was always his first love – and he always returned to it. Now living in Bethesda with his wife, two cats, and two quirky guinea pigs for which his publishing company is named, he crafts the kinds of stories that he had always hoped to read but just couldn’t quite find.


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Guest Post/Giveaway: Jonathan D Allen, author of Room 3


Room 3
Jonathan D Allen

Bartender and songwriter Kelli Foster had always kept her eyes trained on the dream of stardom as a means to escape her small-town life. That focus blinded her to threat right in front of her: a bar patron who lulls her into a false sense of security and abducts her for a shadowy organization, taking her to a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

Desperate to escape and return to the world she thought she knew, Kelli bides her time, complying with her captors as they force her into a dream world where she must unravel the meaning of a song to free a hostage trapped inside a tree. Failure to free the hostage means only one thing: death, for her and the hostage.

Joined by an important test subject whose sanity unravels almost from the start, Kelli attempts to free them both. When the escape fails, Kelli’s life becomes even more difficult, and she learns that her assumptions about her life – and the world itself – could all be false. As events spiral out of control, Kelli finds herself caught in a battle between godlike beings that hold her fate, and that of the entire Organization, in their hands.

 Lately I've been in a captivity phase, it seems I'm gravitating toward books where someone is trapped for one reason or another.  So when this book popped up for tour, I thought it fit right in.  Sounds like a crazy book, right?  Today I have the author here for a guest post, and a giveaway at the bottom of the post.  Thanks for stopping by!


Promo/Giveaway: Trilogy Of A Wolf's Endowment by Destiny Blaine

The Wild Side
Trilogy of a Wolf's Endowment 1

The wild side is an interesting stretch of territory where only the courageous survive.

Joe Kramer is a simple-minded young man tending farm with his father. When a neighbor needs a lift, his dad sends him out to give the woman a ride. Soon, a Moonlight Clan Council member has her claws in Joe, leaving him a changed man.

Accepting his fate, Joe joins a wolf pack steeped in history and tradition, but someone among them is threatening to tear their pack apart. To make matters worse, as the pack master, Joe rebukes the traditions of the past while ignoring the mandated placement of two mates.

As he leads his pack to a position of strength, Joe will stand out as the clear Alpha destined to protect the East Tennessee Moonlight Clan Council, but will his lack of experience and immaturity cost the clan what they cherish most? And who, if anyone, will stand beside him when he fights to protect those closest to home?



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The Primitive State
Trilogy of a Wolf's Endowment 2


Captivity temporarily restrains, but love forever binds

Shuke and Tommy are forced into captivity by a twisted hunter with knowledge of the Moonlight Clan Council. Desperate to separate the growing East Tennessee wolf pack, the shifter-hunter ships Shuke and Tommy to Arizona where a beautiful woman soon releases them.

Once freed, Shuke and Tommy decide to return to Tennessee, but there’s a slight problem with their plan. They can’t keep their hands off each other. Worse still, Shuke finds he can’t leave the Phoenix area due to an unexpected mate calling.

Following the scent of a woman, Shuke insists on returning to Salt River, the last place he saw the female who freed them. And with the lust growing between Shuke and Tommy not at all overshadowing his desire for a woman, Shuke sees his fate sealed as the trilogy of endowment calls to him in a way he never expected.



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The Savage Release
Trilogy Of A Wolf's Endowment 3


One beast may die, but another one will rise. And his savage ways will live on forever.

Two members of the Moonlight Clan Council are abducted. After they’re pulled away from their East Tennessee pack and shipped to Canada, they awaken only to find themselves surrounded by the snow-covered peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains. To make matters worse, a formidable enemy stands before them and challenges them in a battle for their lives.

Fighting their way to freedom, Len and Ray come face to face with Sable, another wolf-shifter defending their pack’s enemy, Corey Marshall. Once Sable learns she supported the wrong wolf, she realizes how much she stands to lose.

Drawn to their attacker in a way that doesn’t make sense, Len and Ray see vivid images as the trilogy of endowment unfolds before them. They embrace their mating call, but the young woman is quite a handful. And Sable isn’t prepared for Len’s idea of a first mating. After Len and Ray unleash their building passion, Sable is left with only one choice—complete surrender.



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Destiny Blaine is an award-winning, bestselling e-book and paperback author. She writes under several pseudonyms in various genres.
 
When Destiny isn't writing, she enjoys spending time in Mississippi and South Carolina. She loves NFL and college football, college basketball, volleyball, poker, casino craps, and attending outdoor concerts. Her favorite pastime is sitting on the beach reading about intelligent ALPHA males who know how to take the lead in all situations. 
Destiny lives in East Tennessee with her daughter and husband. Her son is serving in the United States Navy. 




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Promo/Giveaway: Trilogy Of A Wolf's Endowment by Destiny Blaine

The Wild Side
Trilogy of a Wolf's Endowment 1

The wild side is an interesting stretch of territory where only the courageous survive.

Joe Kramer is a simple-minded young man tending farm with his father. When a neighbor needs a lift, his dad sends him out to give the woman a ride. Soon, a Moonlight Clan Council member has her claws in Joe, leaving him a changed man.

Accepting his fate, Joe joins a wolf pack steeped in history and tradition, but someone among them is threatening to tear their pack apart. To make matters worse, as the pack master, Joe rebukes the traditions of the past while ignoring the mandated placement of two mates.

As he leads his pack to a position of strength, Joe will stand out as the clear Alpha destined to protect the East Tennessee Moonlight Clan Council, but will his lack of experience and immaturity cost the clan what they cherish most? And who, if anyone, will stand beside him when he fights to protect those closest to home?



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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Promo/Giveaway: Marked by Jennifer James


Marked
Howl Series Book 1
Jennifer James

Five years ago she ran. . .

Kayla is back where she belongs: in Jack’s arms. But after the initial explosion of pent up longing and need have passed, she has to convince him to complete the bond between them.

Ingrained fears sent her running, but the need for her mate and the love she’s denied has brought her back. To be Marked will join their souls together forever, a bond Kayla can no longer live without.

An Alpha wolf, Jack waited for Kayla to return to him and protected her from afar. When he senses her outside his home, he isn’t beyond setting a trap meant to entice her back.

Once he has her, he has to show her it isn’t just her heart he needs.

He needs her trust and with it, her submission.

So I'm kind of addicted to Jennifer James.  Not only is she an amazing person who is hilarious and cracks me up, but she is a fantastic author.  She is able to cross genres and still keep the appeal in her books.  I haven't read Marked yet, but I will be very soon - and I'm getting anxious to.  So when she approached me to post something up for it, I was like, "ummmm, hell yeah!"  So here we go! Here is a simple promo just to intro you to the book, and of course, and awesome giveaway.  Good luck!
****
Jennifer James:

I have a bad habit of creating series. I love to read them, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I keep writing them. *grin* Last week I released my very first Indie title, a short story set in a universe called HOWL. This universe will be in the spirit of Felicity Heaton’s Vampire Realms, with lots of different characters, book lengths, and storylines. I hope you’ll enjoy my take on werewolf soul mates in this first installment, MARKED

To celebrate the release of MARKED, I’m running a Rafflecopter through May 31. In it, there’s a chance to win a gorgeous book thong I created! I also two some Jennifer James swag packs up for grabs. But don’t worry, if the Rafflecopter doesn’t smile on you, I’m hosting a Facebook party May 31. There will be ebooks, awesome swag, and lots of games. 


Buy Links

Jennifer James lives in a fantasy land where it’s always 75 degrees and sunny, a river made of non-fat chocolate runs past her house, and dogs don’t poop. (She hates cleaning up dog pooh.) A mutli-published author of erotica and erotic romance, she loves to write stories with heat, heart, and happily ever afters.





Find me on the web! 




Promo/Giveaway: Marked by Jennifer James


Marked
Howl Series Book 1
Jennifer James

Five years ago she ran. . .

Kayla is back where she belongs: in Jack’s arms. But after the initial explosion of pent up longing and need have passed, she has to convince him to complete the bond between them.

Ingrained fears sent her running, but the need for her mate and the love she’s denied has brought her back. To be Marked will join their souls together forever, a bond Kayla can no longer live without.

An Alpha wolf, Jack waited for Kayla to return to him and protected her from afar. When he senses her outside his home, he isn’t beyond setting a trap meant to entice her back.

Once he has her, he has to show her it isn’t just her heart he needs.

He needs her trust and with it, her submission.

So I'm kind of addicted to Jennifer James.  Not only is she an amazing person who is hilarious and cracks me up, but she is a fantastic author.  She is able to cross genres and still keep the appeal in her books.  I haven't read Marked yet, but I will be very soon - and I'm getting anxious to.  So when she approached me to post something up for it, I was like, "ummmm, hell yeah!"  So here we go! Here is a simple promo just to intro you to the book, and of course, and awesome giveaway.  Good luck!
****
Jennifer James:

I have a bad habit of creating series. I love to read them, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I keep writing them. *grin* Last week I released my very first Indie title, a short story set in a universe called HOWL. This universe will be in the spirit of Felicity Heaton’s Vampire Realms, with lots of different characters, book lengths, and storylines. I hope you’ll enjoy my take on werewolf soul mates in this first installment, MARKED

To celebrate the release of MARKED, I’m running a Rafflecopter through May 31. In it, there’s a chance to win a gorgeous book thong I created! I also two some Jennifer James swag packs up for grabs. But don’t worry, if the Rafflecopter doesn’t smile on you, I’m hosting a Facebook party May 31. There will be ebooks, awesome swag, and lots of games. 


Buy Links

Jennifer James lives in a fantasy land where it’s always 75 degrees and sunny, a river made of non-fat chocolate runs past her house, and dogs don’t poop. (She hates cleaning up dog pooh.) A mutli-published author of erotica and erotic romance, she loves to write stories with heat, heart, and happily ever afters.





Find me on the web! 




Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Illicit Intent by Tina Donahue


Title: Illicit Intent
Series: Appointment With Pleasure, Book 3
Author: Tina Donahue
Published: June 7, 2013 - Ellora's Cave
Format: Ebook received for review
Tour: Lit Connect

What’s your wildest erotic wish?

For Piper, that’s easy. Two Alpha males who ravish her like marauding pirates and find her curves beyond luscious. She knows her type isn’t for every man…certainly not Guy and Joel, right? Guy’s tall, dark and sinfully virile. Joel’s blond and bronzed. They’re freaking gods, escorts her friend hired so Piper’s thirtieth birthday is unforgettable with the bondage and submission she’s fantasized about. Carnal games that awaken Piper’s sensuality, while her voluptuous figure and sweet vulnerability fuels both men’s animal hunger.

One evening of decadent pleasure isn’t enough. Piper aches to perform ménage acts with them for agency clients who like curvy women. A wicked idea, except for her family’s ties with law enforcement, the threat of exposure. Is it worth the risk?
Hell yeah. By day, she’ll be good. During their wanton acts, the three of them will explore their growing bond as they’re very, very bad…

For a book that I wasn’t too sure of when I first started it, it sure ended with a bang. And there was a whole lot of banging in the middle too (sometimes I laugh at my own jokes!)

After an afternoon of mojitos and cosmos, Piper confesses her m-f-m fantasy to her best friend, Elaine. Later, on the way out to a night on the town, Elaine brings the subject up in conversation again. At first, this section felt a bit forced to me, not really a very natural feel. I understand why it was there, there had to be a reason for what was to happen next. But the conversation just didn’t feel like something my friends and I would say, so I had a bit of issue relating to that.

Elaine turns out to be what I will forever more refer to as “The Best Friend Ever”, and she presents her overworked and undersexed friend with a little present for the evening. And by little, I mean HUGE. She’s gotten her a penthouse stocked full with a couple luscious men, named Guy and Joel. They are paid escorts, and they are there to do her bidding for the whole night. So yeah, I liked Elaine. *grins*

As for Piper, she’s had a bad relationship and her self-esteem has taken some knocks. Who hasn’t been there, right? But once she is able to just relax and be herself with these two gorgeous men, it will be the beginning of a life change for her. I like Piper. She is sensible and intelligent. And throughout the story she shows magnificent tenacity. She’s likened to Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page in terms of her looks, and it’s nice to hear about a voluptuous woman.

Guy and Joel… *sigh* They give her a magnificent evening. They are attentive and caring, intuitive about her needs and seeking her pleasure is a goal. Guy is a bit more reserved as the story goes on, and Joel is a bit more outgoing. But when you get the three of them together it’s no holds barred fun – and it gets very hot!

After their sexy night, Piper decides she needs more of them. And the lengths she will go to to achieve that are astounding. I can’t say I blame her one single bit! The guys felt a connection, too. I really loved the dynamic between the three of them. The guys have history and they have great chemistry with Piper. You can practically see the currents run between them, they’re so connected.

All in all I really enjoyed this story. It started a bit bumpy, but as it went on I was reading as fast as I could, anxious to see what would happen next. The sex is delicious, and very naughty at times. The direction this book takes is pretty unique, and I think if you enjoy m-f-m or erotic romance, this would be a perfect selection for a quick read!

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Meet the Author:

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic
Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
Email: tina(at)tinadonahue.com
Website/blog: www.tinadonahue.com


Teaser Excerpt

“What’s your fantasy about?” he coaxed.
She swallowed and closed her eyes.
To gain strength to answer? He wasn’t about to ask. Acting on pure impulse, Guy slanted his mouth over Piper’s, liking how her breath caught then rushed out as he slipped his tongue between her precious lips.
Mmmm.
Her mouth was loose beneath his, exquisitely soft, its heat welcomed. She tasted of something crisp and refreshing, toothpaste perhaps, and the champagne she’d had. She surrendered to him as though she had no will to do otherwise.
Nice.
He deepened their kiss, sweeping his tongue over hers. Tentatively, Piper responded as though testing his response. Guy would have bet several years of his life that she was more concerned about his pleasure than her own.
That wouldn’t do. Tonight was hers. No matter what it took, he’d make it the most memorable she’d ever known, giving her what that jerk Kevin couldn’t or wouldn’t.
 Guy explored Piper’s mouth with great tenderness, taking his time, enjoying her pleased sigh. To him, kissing was the most intimate thing a man and a woman could do. It bared the soul and reached the heart far more easily than sex ever could. That was about lust. This was about being close, telling another person—without the hassle of words—that they mattered. They were special. You liked them.
Piper rested her hand on the side of his neck and ran her forefinger over his ear, then eased a lock of his hair back. She made the small gesture seem as though she was taking care of him as she’d tried to do with the drink.
Her effortless generosity spiked Guy’s arousal more than he’d expected, far greater than he could resist. His gentleness became a memory, his need and hers all that mattered. He worked his hand beneath Piper’s hair and cupped the back of her neck, then lost himself in the moment. Impassioned. Reckless.
They made sounds that betrayed their excitement, the spark of desire burning bright within each of them.
Guy felt it in Piper’s hunger for him, his undeniable craving for her as a desirable woman, someone to be valued.
At last, he needed a breath, sensing she felt the same. Ending their kiss—the first of many tonight—he eased back.
Her flushed skin was several shades darker than her natural color, proving again she’d enjoyed their brief intimacy. Slowly, she opened her eyes. They were dazed with lust, her caution gone.
Guy teased, “Did your fantasy include more than that?”
“Oh yeah,” she breathed, her lips still wet with him and slightly bruised from his passion. “Lots and lots.” She paused to take in more air. “You can’t even imagine.”
He fought another smile. He’d seen and done it all, though never with someone so sincere and vulnerable. Somehow, that made Guy want to devour Piper, while also protecting her. A curious mixture of emotions he wasn’t about to explore.
“Like what?” Joel asked.
Guy suddenly remembered his buddy. So did Piper. She regarded Joel’s fingers stroking the heavenly swells of her breasts. Those luscious mounds wiggled prettily with her heightened breathing.
Damn, she was lush, her body ripe the way a woman’s should be. No bony, haute-couture contours that only a high-fashion designer might covet. She was a woman built for a man, her curves a welcomed sanctuary.
“Tell us,” Guy prodded.
With her attention darting from him to Joel and back, Piper mumbled, “I’m your, ah…”
“What?” he asked at her pause.
She covered her face with her hand, then peeked through her splayed fingers. “God, I can’t say it.”
“Sure you can.” Joel brushed her hair aside and nuzzled her neck.
Her hand fell to her lap. She moaned shamelessly.
Guy went to one knee again and eased her skirt above her panties, the same red shade as her dress. A birthday girl dressed in her Friday best, just waiting to be unwrapped, like a longed-for gift. Pulling in a deep breath to settle himself, he stroked the lingerie’s lacy edge.
Piper whimpered, then blurted, “I’m your sex slave. I have to do whatever you two say, everything both of you want, or else.”
“Or else what?” Guy asked.
She made a strangled sound that sounded embarrassed yet aroused.

Joel stopped suckling her neck and kissed her cheek. “We punish you?”





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Review/Giveaway: Illicit Intent by Tina Donahue


Title: Illicit Intent
Series: Appointment With Pleasure, Book 3
Author: Tina Donahue
Published: June 7, 2013 - Ellora's Cave
Format: Ebook received for review
Tour: Lit Connect

What’s your wildest erotic wish?

For Piper, that’s easy. Two Alpha males who ravish her like marauding pirates and find her curves beyond luscious. She knows her type isn’t for every man…certainly not Guy and Joel, right? Guy’s tall, dark and sinfully virile. Joel’s blond and bronzed. They’re freaking gods, escorts her friend hired so Piper’s thirtieth birthday is unforgettable with the bondage and submission she’s fantasized about. Carnal games that awaken Piper’s sensuality, while her voluptuous figure and sweet vulnerability fuels both men’s animal hunger.

One evening of decadent pleasure isn’t enough. Piper aches to perform ménage acts with them for agency clients who like curvy women. A wicked idea, except for her family’s ties with law enforcement, the threat of exposure. Is it worth the risk?
Hell yeah. By day, she’ll be good. During their wanton acts, the three of them will explore their growing bond as they’re very, very bad…

For a book that I wasn’t too sure of when I first started it, it sure ended with a bang. And there was a whole lot of banging in the middle too (sometimes I laugh at my own jokes!)

After an afternoon of mojitos and cosmos, Piper confesses her m-f-m fantasy to her best friend, Elaine. Later, on the way out to a night on the town, Elaine brings the subject up in conversation again. At first, this section felt a bit forced to me, not really a very natural feel. I understand why it was there, there had to be a reason for what was to happen next. But the conversation just didn’t feel like something my friends and I would say, so I had a bit of issue relating to that.

Elaine turns out to be what I will forever more refer to as “The Best Friend Ever”, and she presents her overworked and undersexed friend with a little present for the evening. And by little, I mean HUGE. She’s gotten her a penthouse stocked full with a couple luscious men, named Guy and Joel. They are paid escorts, and they are there to do her bidding for the whole night. So yeah, I liked Elaine. *grins*

As for Piper, she’s had a bad relationship and her self-esteem has taken some knocks. Who hasn’t been there, right? But once she is able to just relax and be herself with these two gorgeous men, it will be the beginning of a life change for her. I like Piper. She is sensible and intelligent. And throughout the story she shows magnificent tenacity. She’s likened to Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page in terms of her looks, and it’s nice to hear about a voluptuous woman.

Guy and Joel… *sigh* They give her a magnificent evening. They are attentive and caring, intuitive about her needs and seeking her pleasure is a goal. Guy is a bit more reserved as the story goes on, and Joel is a bit more outgoing. But when you get the three of them together it’s no holds barred fun – and it gets very hot!

After their sexy night, Piper decides she needs more of them. And the lengths she will go to to achieve that are astounding. I can’t say I blame her one single bit! The guys felt a connection, too. I really loved the dynamic between the three of them. The guys have history and they have great chemistry with Piper. You can practically see the currents run between them, they’re so connected.

All in all I really enjoyed this story. It started a bit bumpy, but as it went on I was reading as fast as I could, anxious to see what would happen next. The sex is delicious, and very naughty at times. The direction this book takes is pretty unique, and I think if you enjoy m-f-m or erotic romance, this would be a perfect selection for a quick read!

Pre-Order Your Copy From:




Meet the Author:

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic
Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
Email: tina(at)tinadonahue.com
Website/blog: www.tinadonahue.com


Teaser Excerpt

“What’s your fantasy about?” he coaxed.
She swallowed and closed her eyes.
To gain strength to answer? He wasn’t about to ask. Acting on pure impulse, Guy slanted his mouth over Piper’s, liking how her breath caught then rushed out as he slipped his tongue between her precious lips.
Mmmm.
Her mouth was loose beneath his, exquisitely soft, its heat welcomed. She tasted of something crisp and refreshing, toothpaste perhaps, and the champagne she’d had. She surrendered to him as though she had no will to do otherwise.
Nice.
He deepened their kiss, sweeping his tongue over hers. Tentatively, Piper responded as though testing his response. Guy would have bet several years of his life that she was more concerned about his pleasure than her own.
That wouldn’t do. Tonight was hers. No matter what it took, he’d make it the most memorable she’d ever known, giving her what that jerk Kevin couldn’t or wouldn’t.
 Guy explored Piper’s mouth with great tenderness, taking his time, enjoying her pleased sigh. To him, kissing was the most intimate thing a man and a woman could do. It bared the soul and reached the heart far more easily than sex ever could. That was about lust. This was about being close, telling another person—without the hassle of words—that they mattered. They were special. You liked them.
Piper rested her hand on the side of his neck and ran her forefinger over his ear, then eased a lock of his hair back. She made the small gesture seem as though she was taking care of him as she’d tried to do with the drink.
Her effortless generosity spiked Guy’s arousal more than he’d expected, far greater than he could resist. His gentleness became a memory, his need and hers all that mattered. He worked his hand beneath Piper’s hair and cupped the back of her neck, then lost himself in the moment. Impassioned. Reckless.
They made sounds that betrayed their excitement, the spark of desire burning bright within each of them.
Guy felt it in Piper’s hunger for him, his undeniable craving for her as a desirable woman, someone to be valued.
At last, he needed a breath, sensing she felt the same. Ending their kiss—the first of many tonight—he eased back.
Her flushed skin was several shades darker than her natural color, proving again she’d enjoyed their brief intimacy. Slowly, she opened her eyes. They were dazed with lust, her caution gone.
Guy teased, “Did your fantasy include more than that?”
“Oh yeah,” she breathed, her lips still wet with him and slightly bruised from his passion. “Lots and lots.” She paused to take in more air. “You can’t even imagine.”
He fought another smile. He’d seen and done it all, though never with someone so sincere and vulnerable. Somehow, that made Guy want to devour Piper, while also protecting her. A curious mixture of emotions he wasn’t about to explore.
“Like what?” Joel asked.
Guy suddenly remembered his buddy. So did Piper. She regarded Joel’s fingers stroking the heavenly swells of her breasts. Those luscious mounds wiggled prettily with her heightened breathing.
Damn, she was lush, her body ripe the way a woman’s should be. No bony, haute-couture contours that only a high-fashion designer might covet. She was a woman built for a man, her curves a welcomed sanctuary.
“Tell us,” Guy prodded.
With her attention darting from him to Joel and back, Piper mumbled, “I’m your, ah…”
“What?” he asked at her pause.
She covered her face with her hand, then peeked through her splayed fingers. “God, I can’t say it.”
“Sure you can.” Joel brushed her hair aside and nuzzled her neck.
Her hand fell to her lap. She moaned shamelessly.
Guy went to one knee again and eased her skirt above her panties, the same red shade as her dress. A birthday girl dressed in her Friday best, just waiting to be unwrapped, like a longed-for gift. Pulling in a deep breath to settle himself, he stroked the lingerie’s lacy edge.
Piper whimpered, then blurted, “I’m your sex slave. I have to do whatever you two say, everything both of you want, or else.”
“Or else what?” Guy asked.
She made a strangled sound that sounded embarrassed yet aroused.

Joel stopped suckling her neck and kissed her cheek. “We punish you?”





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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blitz/Giveaway - South of Surrender by Laura Kaye - One Day Only!!!



South of Surrender
Laura Kaye

She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within…

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.

Yay!  It's here, it's here!  I've been waiting for this blitz!  Laura Kaye is just the awesomest, and I'm really excited to be a part of this! Sit back, check out the excerpt... gaze at the cover a little bit... gaze a little more.... wonder what's under her name on the cover... and then enter the super awesome giveaway!  This is only for 24 hours, so do it now while you are here!
*Liz


*****

I am thrilled to welcome Chrysander Notos to the world today! Chrys is the hero of South of Surrender, the third book in my Greek-mythology inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greeks associated with controlling the wind, the weather, and the seasons, and as the summer god, Chrys is the hottest of them all! Need more proof? Check out this hot excerpt and the giveaway that follows!
-Laura Kaye


EXCERPT

Unable to resist the draw to her any longer, Chrys claimed her mouth, devouring, searching, taking.

Laney froze, then was right there with him.

Their tongues met, dueled, twirled. He fisted his hand in her hair and guided her, deepening when he wanted, restraining her when he needed.

Her hands slid up his chest toward his neck.

Chrys gasped into the kiss, but fought the reflexive desire to pull away. Instead, he pushed her back one step, then another, until her back encountered the door. He grabbed her arms and pressed them to the surface over her head. The control flooded relief through him and fueled his arousal another notch.

“I want to touch you,” she whispered around a kiss.

His brain scrambled for a moment, and then he wedged his body in tighter, the ridge of his cock coming in snug against her belly. She unleashed a strangled moan as Chrys plundered her mouth, relished her sweet taste, bathed in her life-giving heat.

Good gods, her body was absolutely alive with her arousal. She clenched and unclenched her hands, her arm muscles flexing where he restrained her. Her abdomen writhed against his, creating a maddening friction against his erection. Her thighs shifted and squeezed.

It was only with the barest of restraint that he resisted willing her clothing away, turning her to face the wall, and tugging her hips out so he could bury himself deep.

Lost in the imagery, Chrys didn’t notice the change in her movements until she slowly dragged her injured leg up the outside of his. Her wrists pressed against his hold and a yearning moan worked up her throat. “Chrys,” she whimpered, her thigh moving higher and wrapping around.

His pulse lunged into a sprint. Damnit. He pulled back and stepped away, the phantom feeling of her flesh trapping his spiking fear through him. “I’m sorry,” he said, rubbing his lips, regret a rock in his stomach. He could still feel her, taste her. Making sure she was steady on her feet, he dropped his hands from holding hers.




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Laura

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About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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