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20 September 2014

A Sinfully Sexy Saturday Look At 'Seduction ~ One fortune at a time' #anthology #sexyromance #SSS

It's Saturday! Yay! Here's a sinfully good treat by a group of authors visiting. Welcome!

What are you all going to tell us about today?
* Our sexy, light erotic romance anthology: Seduction ~ One Fortune at a Time.

A look into the anthology
~ Blurb ~
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Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There's a seduction for everyone in this collection of never-before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price!
* Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can't believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?
* Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortune teller's love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on "shore leave."
* Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!
* Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.
* Heart's Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroniʼs quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts.
* Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission - to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.
* Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?
~ A couple of excerpts ~
PG-rated excerpt from HIDDEN FORTUNE by Laura Sheehan:
* Ava watched as Mitch departed, half-relieved and half-regretful. She was so in over her head. When he’d kissed her, she’d just about lost it.
* She had no idea it could be like that. The very best sex she’d ever had couldn’t even compare to the kiss she’d just experienced. And that was just a kiss! She’d been so flustered, she wasn’t even sure what she’d said. Apparently she’d said something about emailing him?
* Just then, her phone rang. Pulling her cell phone out of her pocket, she saw that it was Jessica, probably calling to check in on her. If she ignored it, Jessica might take her earlier message seriously and send the cops over. But she was in no state of mind to have a conversation with Jess right now.
* Having no choice, she answered the call. “Hey, Jess, I’m fine, everything is just fine, I’m about to head home, and everything is fine.”
* There was a long pause before Jessica responded. “Oh my god, you slept with him didn’t you?”
* “What?! No!”
* “Something happened, I can hear it in your voice. Oh, this is just fabulous! Tell me everything. Is he there right now?”
* “He went to the bedroom,” Ava stammered.
* There was a loud squeal, and Ava had to pull the phone from her ear. “No, it’s not like that,” she insisted.
* “Well, then tell me. What is it like? Is he hot? Did you guys kiss? Make out? Get to third base?”
* Ava glanced nervously toward the bedroom, worried Mitch would come out and overhear them. She whispered quickly into the phone, “He’s totally gorgeous, way out of my league, and yes we kissed, but then he stopped, and I’m glad he did because I have no idea what I’m doing and I’m freaking out. It was very exciting and all, but I’m getting the hell out of here before anything else happens.”
* Jessica was silent again, this time for so long that Ava checked her phone display to see if she’d lost the connection. Finally, she heard her friend’s voice.
* “And then what?”
* “What do you mean?” Ava asked, genuinely confused.
* “After you run away with your tail between your legs, what then?”
* “Then… nothing. I don’t know. He doesn’t seem like the relationship type, so I doubt I’ll see him again after tonight.”
* “How would you know? You barely know him.”
* “Exactly,” Ava agreed, glad that Jessica could see if from her point of view.
* Jessica sighed. “What I meant is that you’re running away again. You aren’t even giving this guy a chance.”
* Ava was about to interrupt, but Jessica wouldn’t let her.
* “No, listen to me. The way I see it you have three options. One, you can run away like you always do and regret it for the rest of your life. Two, you can get this guy’s number and then actually call him. And you can’t chicken out, Ava. You have to actually call him and set up another date and get to know the guy. And then, when you finally get comfortable with him, you guys can have wild monkey sex.”
* “Oh, for heaven’s sake… what’s my third option?”
* “Glad you asked,” Jessica said, and Ava could hear the smile in her voice as she responded. “The third option is a lot like the second option, except you skip directly to the end part.”
* “What, just sleep with him?”
* “No, have wild monkey sex with him.”
* “That’s insane.”
* “No, it’s not,” Jessica insisted. “It can be incredibly liberating, not to mention satisfying. You deserve to let your hair down and go a little wild for once in your life. And it’s not like you’re being totally stupid, I know you’re on the pill, and use a condom, of course. But really, it’s just sex. What do you have to lose?”
* Just then, Mitch came back into the living room, still shirtless, carrying a small, white card. The lamplight seemed to glow on his dark skin, and emphasized the sharp features of his face with shadows, reminding her again of a predator stalking its prey.
* For a moment, she imagined surrendering herself to him, submitting to his overwhelming masculinity. She wanted to feel deliciously feminine and awash with passion like she had just a few minutes ago, but this time, she didn’t want to zone out. She wanted to enjoy every second of it, to roll around in the tangible sensations like a cat.
* “Ava, are you still there?”
* “I gotta go,” Ava answered, her voice husky.
* “He’s back, isn’t he? Go for door number three! Wild monkey sex!”
* “Yeah,” Ava answered back before disconnecting the call, unsure if she was placating her or agreeing with her.

Adult-rated excerpt from HEART'S DESTINY by Jennifer Lynne:
* Waves of sensation kept washing through her body. She couldn't stop shaking, especially when he stood, grabbed her butt cheeks and lifted her up in the air, and then straight down onto his waiting cock. There was no finesse. No delicate prodding to ensure the breach was gentle. No chance to change her mind. He was big, and she was out of practice, but the force of his thrust as well as their combined sex fluids aided his entry. Her eyes widened and she clutched at his shoulders to maintain balance. His guttural groan, and the pressure of his organ rooted so deep inside her, ignited little flames within her womb. She wrapped her legs around his hips, and hooked her ankles together behind his back.
* Don't think. Just feel.
* He took a step forward and lay her on the table top, their bodies still joined. When he bent to kiss her, she could taste her own fluids on his lips and tongue. It mingled with his flavor to create a heady aphrodisiac that ramped up her need ten-fold. She sucked in his tongue, forcing it deep in a parody of what they were already doing. He moaned down in his throat with a vulnerable sound that she swallowed into oblivion.
* The thrust when he fucked her was harder than she'd ever felt, and she broke off the kiss to release her own pent-up moans. "Ky." She couldn't say anything beyond his name. There was so much going on, not only physically but in her mind and her soul. It's too much. All she could do was go with this moment, let him fuck her, until there was nothing left but this gorgeous creature hammering into her body with a force that rasped the flesh of her back along the wooden table. Pain. Pleasure. Up and down. Over and over. Pounding. Grunting. Groaning.
* "Oh my God, Eve." He was shuddering, she could feel it in his limbs. His eyes were so dark with hunger they were close to black. His hands clamped around her wrists and imprisoned her arms somewhere above her head. "You're incredible."
* "I'm just…" She could hardly get the words out. "Lying here."
* "But so fucking sexy, spread out over the table." He pounded again and she dug her heels into his ass cheeks, trying to force him deeper still. "I can smell your need. I can see it in your face."
* Their combined scent was wafting around them. "I can smell it, too." She wanted to touch him, to explore the straining muscles of his body as he continued to move, but he wouldn't let go of her wrists. She groaned and fisted her hands. "Let me…I can't…oh please, help me forget, Ky. I don't want to feel anything except you."
* It was like someone else had taken over her body and was encouraging her to do and say things that were not of her own free will. Part of her stayed separate from the raging need, watching with a sense of dismay as she gave up her body to his. Not him. Not here, and not like this.

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Thank you for joining us here today! It was a pleasure getting to know about the anthology.

19 September 2014

What you wanted to know about The Essien Trilogy @Kiru Taye #multicultural

Today we have author Kiru Taye visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book. During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters. When she's not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My story Making Scandal & the 'Top Ten Facts about The Essien Trilogy'.
* First, the top ten...
1. The book series is set in Lagos, Nigeria. Although the characters get to visit other places like London, New York and Johannesburg.
2. The trilogy is focused on the Essien family and the three brothers, Felix, Mark and Tony.
3. Their father is Chief Aloysius Essien and he is chairman of Apex Group Holdings. His sons run the subsidiaries.
4. Felix's mother is different from Mark and Tonys' mother.
5. Kola Banks is the bodyguard but he grew up in the Essien family home.
6. I have been asked if Kola, the bodyguard will get his own story. The answer is yes. There will be a spin-off story at the end of the trilogy.
7. Ebony, whom you meet in Keeping Secrets, is best friends with Faith Brown who is a main character in Making Scandal.
8. There is an underlying mystery overarching the entire trilogy.
9. There is also a series villain. Although each book has its own villain too.
10. The brothers do have a female cousin, Tari, whom you will meet in Riding Rebel.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Sassy, successful Faith Brown has earned her place in the boardroom through hard work and sheer ambition. Making family is not on her agenda when there are businesses to develop and competitors to outdo. So when a casual affair with smooth and irresistible tycoon Mark Essien leads to an unplanned pregnancy, she’s determined not to make the mistakes her mother made by living with a man just for the sake of her child.
* For Mark, personal matters have no place in the boardroom. Spotting the perfect opportunity, he ruthlessly launches a takeover bid for Faith’s Investment Brokerage firm. Finding out he’ll soon be a father, he knows he can’t let the indomitable and sexy Faith go through with her plans of single parenthood. All gloves are off. He’ll seduce her by any tactic necessary if it means his child doesn’t suffer the same stigma he did as a child.
* With the media dogging their affairs in the boardroom and the bedroom, they find that making family is harder than making scandal.
~ Excerpt ~
* Faith's cheeks heated and she half-laughed, half-coughed in a self-conscious manner. Her body still tingled as if it finally woke up from a long sleep. A really long sleep.
* "Of course, I wasn’t expecting that finally getting you to loosen up will get me so out of control I was going to explode within seconds like a teenager."
* How could he say that or even expect her to believe it? In the past year, he hadn’t exactly been lonely. Unlike her. He shouldn’t pretend this was more than it was. Sex. Lust. That’s all they had.
* She rolled over, trying to cover herself up in a semblance of decency. The thought of him with other women had her heart clenching tightly.
* "If I believe that, I’ll believe anything." She pulled herself up and away from him. "You forget that your pictures have been splashed over the papers with different women hanging on your arms this past year."
* The mattress depressed as he sat on the edge. Tendrils of his heat curled around her. Breathing saturated her lungs with his spice. Need bubbled in her veins. She closed her eyes, hating the tightness in her chest.
* Remember, this is just sex. It doesn’t matter how many women he’s been with this past year.
* Bullshit. Her hands clenched into fists, tightening on the seams of her clothes.
* "Yes, I’ve attended events with women all because you refuse to be seen publicly with me. I would rather have had you as my escort on those occasions."
* Fingers, steel bands, wrapped around her ankles and tugged. Eyes flying open, she gulped in air and slid down the bed on her back until her legs straddled his hips. One by one, he removed her shoes and massaged her bare feet. His fingers worked blissful magic. She purred, to her dismay.
* "But I haven’t had sex with another woman since I met you at that conference in Jo’burg."

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Thank you for joining us here today, Kiru Taye! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?
* That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding. He who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.
* Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed but is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of. She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is.

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15 September 2014

A Look At Tracey Rogers & 'Employee of the Month' @TraceRbookworm @beachwalkpress #romance

Today we have author Tracey Rogers visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Usually found with a pen in my hand, or my head in a book, I’m a contemporary romance author who also thinks fangs and wings are a very attractive accessory.
* A devourer of books from an early age, imagination was my best discovery. I spent much of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn’t searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the world of romance was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana’s books. I’m still in that world and I refuse to leave.
* I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children. An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the world go around. I like nothing more than to be swept away by the words on a page. I hope I can sweep you away too.

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My category length, contemporary romance: Employee of the Month.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
Some rules are made to be broken
* Rule number 1: No touching
* Rule number 2: No kissing
* Rule number 3: Never, ever, fall in love
* Holly Wilder finds some of those rules pretty difficult to follow during her boss’s visits to present the Employee of the Month award. A relationship between them is prohibited, and even if it wasn’t, Holly has no intention of ever falling in love again. But that doesn’t stop her from craving Max’s touch.
* Hotel owner Max Lazzari never expected to break his own rules, especially when they are so important to him. But sexy employee Holly is too hard to resist. Their no-strings, secret arrangement fits in perfectly with his no-commitment plan. A plan to ensure that no woman will ever again have the opportunity to hurt him.
* Sizzling nights together mean Holly and Max start looking forward to the monthly visits more and more. Until they are both brought down to earth with a bump—a pregnancy one!
* Will rule breaking lead to broken hearts?
Content Warning: contains sensual sex and some strong language
~ Excerpt ~
* Holly carried a tray holding freshly ground coffee. The plush carpeted corridor absorbed the tension in her legs as she headed to Max Lazzari’s office. Dragging air deep into her lungs, she inhaled the aroma of coffee, allowing it to invigorate her senses.
* Must be professional, she reminded her lust-filled brain, though her body’s reactions were refusing to comply.
* Balancing the tray on one of her not quite controlled arms, Holly sucked in a breath before knocking on the door.
* “Come in.” His deep tone made her tray wobble. She watched with wide eyes as the coffee almost sloshed over the rim of the cup, then watched how the ripples of liquid aftershock mirrored the way her insides felt.
* Complete turmoil.
* She opened the door and looked at the man with his dark head dipped to the computer screen. “Your coffee, Mr. Lazzari.” The door fell closed behind her. Her brow furrowed when she spotted the full coffee pot plugged into the machine behind him.
* His keen green eyes, hooded beneath long lashes, were lifted up at her.
* She carried the tray over to set it on the desk. “I believe you wanted to speak to me about an upcoming function. Which function would that be?”
* He rose, startling her. Her shaky fingers still gripped the tray, but now her hold whitened her knuckles. The cup rattled.
* “This one,” his husky voice said. With a grin he took her chin in his hand and captured her mouth with his. He dropped his hand, bracing both of them on the desk to kiss her more thoroughly, more deeply.
* Holly allowed arousal to cascade through her, absorbing the softness and skill of his lips as he teased and swept, offering her the taste she’d been craving. She lifted her hand to thread her fingers through the dark hair at his nape.
* God, she’d been waiting for this.
* Arching closer, her thighs dug hard into the desk edge. She tilted her head, inviting him deeper. If her darned pencil skirt wasn’t so tight she’d have crawled over the desk by now. She heard a soft groan. Hers.
* “Missed me?” Max chuckled as he gave her his now familiar lopsided grin. The one she held in her memory to help her through the weeks.
* “I did,” she confirmed, frowning as she mourned the loss of his lips. “There was an extra day in this month.”
* She rested her palms over his jaw, covering the dimples in his tanned cheeks. She liked the feel of his smooth, clean shaven skin, the warmth against her needy hands.
* “But you broke the rules, Mr. Lazzari. Absolutely no touching at work, remember?”

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Thank you for joining us here today, Tracey Rogers! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.