Six Sentence Sunday Unwrapped, part one

It's Six Sentence Sunday and this week I'm sharing the first excerpt from my upcoming m/m/f Christmas menage, Unwrapped, releasing 12/6 from Loose Id. Enjoy!

Caitlyn, as the eldest, was the one her mother counted on to be the “good girl.” So far she hadn’t let her down on that score. She had her hormones under control -- except for that pesky little problem of her virginity -- and her goals mapped out to the nth degree.
Besides, she had a plan to handle said virginity. She intended to ask her best friends which one of them wanted to do the honors.
C’mon, it’ll be quick -- a couple of thrusts and done!

Visit Unwrapped's Goodreads page HERE
Find more Six Sentence Sunday goodness HERE.

Black Friday blog hop winner!

Thanks so much to all who participated in the Black Friday blog hop! The winner was:

geminicalli at yahoo dot com

...who won through commenting at THIS blog! More contests coming soon!

Thanks again to all...and hope you enjoyed the blog hop!


Amazing One Day TWRP Sale

But first, before I tell you about the sale, check out the AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY BLOG HOP post below! Comment for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

It's Black Friday and I bet you want to get some new ebooks right? Well, The Wild Rose Press is having an incredible one day only sale! Just today, Friday November 25th, enter this code at checkout:  e8f302ffef  for a 30% off discount ALL TWRP books! Here's my TWRP page if you'd like to check out any of mine, including my recent naughty release, BAD KITTY. Click HERE to redirect.

Happy shopping! Now go comment on the Blog Hop post below!

Black Friday blog hop! Win a Kindle Fire!

Welcome to our Black Friday blog hop! See below for the huge list of prizes!
One random commenter (can be on any of the blogs) will win a Kindle Fire, along with all the prizes below! That's the easiest kind of shopping I can think of...

- Cassandra Carr: copy of either of my two current releases, Talk to Me or Head Games
- Kristabel Reed: back list copy of one of her stories and then on her own blog a $10 GC plus a copy of her newest release, Risque, a Regency Menage Tale
- Lucy Felthouse: back list copy of any of her single-title books
- Cari Quinn: back list copy of one of her books
- Leigh Elwood: two back list copies of her books
- Natasha Blackthorne: copies of her two Regency era novellas: Grey's Lady and Waltz of Seduction
- Amber Kallyn: e-copy of Dragos 1
- Camryn Rhys: Kindle copies of The Barn Dance and Off the Record - Foodie Erotic Romances
- Lissa Matthews: two of her back list books
- Misa Buckley: an e-copy of Ironhaven and To Reach the Dawn
- Lacey Wolfe: a copy of Ambers Muse
- Courtney Sheets: a $25 GC to Ravenous Romance and a copy of Kona Warrior - PDF
- Sara Brookes: an e-copy of one of my back list books
- Cynthia Arsuaga: a copy of an e-book, and on her own blog five book charm book tethers
- Louisa Bacio: .pdf copy of my first book in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series, and on her own blog a $10 certificate to Ravenous Romance, and each commenter will also be entered to win a Goody Bag of new Orleans treats
- Malia Mallory: one copy each of The ABC's of Erotica and Santa's Back Door Baby
- Cynthia Eden: a copy of Angel of Darkness (either print or digital)
- Carrie Ann Ryan: an e-copy of The Alpha's Path
- Jacquie Rogers: a Smashwords coupon for Faery Merry Christmas, plus on her own blog, a free copy of Much Ado About Marshals
- KT Grant: print copy of Sweet and Sinful and an ebook copy of her next release, Xavier's Loving Arms

So what are the rules? Simple: visit as many of the blogs as you can and leave a comment for the blog owner. For every comment, you'll get one entry into the grand-prize drawing. Be sure to leave your e-mail address with every comment so we can find you if you win! And don't forget that several blog owners are giving away prizes specific to their blog, too!

One winner will be chosen on Saturday morning using I will contact that person about the Kindle Fire and then each blog owner with a prize will contact the winner themselves to arrange delivery of said prize. Questions? Contact me at AuthorCassandraCarr AT gmail DOT com.

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


Six Sentence Sunday...Hot Text part three

Happy Six Sentence Sunday! Hot Text, my latest Ellora's Cave release, just came out 11/2. In this scene, Karyn and Jeff are having some fun with hot text...

So how come u arn’t naked?

How do u know I’m not?

I can see u thru ur window. U hve paint in ur hair.

Letting out a laugh, Karyn spun to the window at her side and pressed her palms against the glass as she looked down. Sure enough, there was an older car idling in the drive, lights on low beam. 

Hot Text's blurb, excerpt and buy link are HERE (also available at Amazon/B&N, ARE and all major retail outlets)

Find more Six Sentence Sunday goodness HERE.


Unwrapped's cover!

Coming 12/6 (my birthday!) to Loose Id! Isn't it gorgeous? Huge thanks to the amazing Valerie Tibbs!
Here's the tentative blurb:

Caitlyn Sachs has a great life. A family she loves, check. An incredible design job working with her best friends, Tristan and Matt, check. An amazing home she shares with the guys, double check. But her upcoming twenty-fifth birthday and the desire to shed the burden of her virginity have spurred her to consider something shocking. All she wants is one uncomplicated night with one of her best friends, no strings attached. But how can she choose?

Except there’s another problem. Tristan and Matt are already involved sexually with each other, much to Cait’s shock. And both men have long harbored feelings for Cait that go way beyond friendship. When they whisk her away for her birthday to a cabin in the mountains, she discovers the extent of their lust—and her own. The gift they give her is one she'll never forget.

But when the weekend's over, will she retreat to the safety of the status quo, if they'll even let her? Or will she finally embrace what she's secretly craved for so long?


Six Sentence Sunday...Hot Text part two

Happy Six Sentence Sunday! Hot Text, my latest Ellora's Cave release, just came out 11/2. In this scene, Jeff and Karyn have just met for the first time, and Karyn's starting to realize things may not be what they seem...

“Look, I’ll just give you Lonny’s phone and you can return it to him when you want.”

“Wait,” Karyn said as Jeff set the familiar navy cell on the table. “You’re not going to tell me any more than that? Why do you care if I stay married?” She narrowed her eyes. “Is my husband sleeping with someone important to you?  

Hot Text's blurb, excerpt and buy link are HERE (also available at Amazon/B&N, ARE and all major retail outlets)

Find more Six Sentence Sunday goodness HERE.


First, the winner of Erin Nicholas' HOTBLOODED is elaing8! Erin will be in contact soon!

And the winners of the Halloween Bewitching Trick or Treat Blog Hop are...

Kathryn Merkel has won an e-copy of BAD KITTY

and Jennifer S has won an e-copy of BAD KITTY plus a $10 GC to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Congratulations and thank you for participating! I'll be in contact with the winners soon. And watch this space for more upcoming contests...especially in December as I celebrate the release of UNWRAPPED, my m/m/f menage releasing 12/6 from Loose Id! (Which I just got the GORGEOUS cover for and will be sharing soon!)


Welcome Romance Author Erin Nicholas! And Contest!

So I've told this story before, how Erin Nicholas writes books that make me stay up all night long on work nights to finish them. Seriously, can you imagine? And then she has to go and keep writing MORE amazing books...which reminds me, she has a brand new release out just yesterday from Samhain, HOTBLOODED.

I have my copy...and if you comment after reading Erin's post, you might just win yours! If you don't, go buy it. Because Erin's books=awesome. But Marc from ANYTHING YOU WANT is mine, just saying.

Here's Erin! And don't forget to leave her a question or comment with your email included if you want to be entered in the drawing (you do! trust me, you do!)

I love writing heroes who come to other people’s rescues—sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively. Often the guys I write are reluctant heroes. Ben Torres, Sam Bradford, Mac Gordon, Marc Sterling… yep, all pretty reluctant. They don’t want to be the knight in shining armor. They want to be the bad boys, they want to have a good time, they want to avoid the complications. Yet… they can’t help it in the end. Certainly for the heroine, but even for other people around them.

*sigh*. Reluctant heroes are fun. Because it really shows the depth of their feelings when they step up anyway.

Then I also have a soft spot for the quiet heroes. The ones who do the right thing, are rock solid, always steady, but don’t call attention to their actions. I’m married to one of these. I don’t need dragons slayed or villains battled, but I do need someone to vanquish the things that suck my time and energy and make me less than happy—like laundry. That’s right, he does laundry. All the laundry. All the time. He also shares in cooking, does dishes and grocery shops! Which leaves me time to write. Since I work and we have two kids, giving me time to write this way is a precious gift.

So I really like both reluctant and quiet heroes.

Which is why Jack Silver, the hero in my newest release, Hotblooded, made me a little nervous. When I “met” Jack, I immediately recognized that he was different. He’s not just willing and able to do the right thing, to help people, to take the lead… he thrives on it. He’s an ER physician because he likes to be the hero. His brother (who happens to be a psychiatrist) accuses him of having a super-hero complex. Which Jack doesn’t deny.

He’s pretty in-your-face—in a sexy and charming way, of course ;) -- about doing whatever it takes to make things right. So when he feels obligated to the heroine, Brooke, there’s no getting rid of him. Brooke doesn’t want him around, doesn’t want his help and doesn’t appreciate his pushy ways. But that doesn’t slow Jack down at all.

Here’s what I mean:

“I’m going to help you make this clinic successful.”

Oh, no he wasn’t. Hell no.

For one thing, she didn’t want anyone’s help with anything. Second of all she didn’t want this clinic to be successful. She was here temporarily to fulfill her contract. Period. She crossed her arms and lifted her chin. “I don’t need your help.”

“So you’ve been telling me since I got to town.”

“When are you going to start listening?”

“When you don’t need help anymore.”

She stared at him for several ticks of the clock. Then she said tightly, “I am perfectly capable of seeing the patients scheduled today. That’s the nice thing about having a small caseload.”

“That’s why you should let me help. Let’s build this up, do some renovations maybe, get some—”

“You think we should renovate.” Really? He wanted to put up curtains or something? That’s what all of this was about?

He lifted a shoulder. “Just make it feel a little warmer and friendlier.”

“You think people aren’t coming in because of how we painted the waiting room?” Not that she loved the waiting room either. It was boring and, okay, cold. But that wasn’t why she could hear crickets up there.

“New paint can’t hurt, can it?”

“We’re not repainting.”

He waited until she’d brushed past him.

When her hand was on the swinging door he said, “Fine. But that still leaves one issue un-attended to.”

Don’t ask. Keep walking. Leave. But she asked, “What issue?” anyway.

“The issue of you needing a supervising physician as of…let’s see…oh, yes. Today. Right now.”

She stood stock still at the door for several long seconds. Then she turned. Even once she faced him again, she didn’t speak right away. Finally she asked simply, “You?”

He grinned, clearly pleased in spite of her lack of enthusiasm. “Yes. Me. You need a supervising physician to practice as a physician’s assistant. I’m a physician. It works perfectly.”

She frowned at him. “How did you know I needed a supervisor?” But she held up a hand as the answer came to her. “Carla.” Clearly her nurse—and former friend—had filled Jack in on the fact that Dr. Cunningham was retiring and that there was no replacement yet. The patients on the schedule today were the last ones she could see until someone stepped up to supervise her.

She hadn’t been exactly pushing for that supervisor. All she had to do in this clinic was show up. Patients or not. Supervising physician or not.

So what if that bugged her a little? So what if she was a little bored, knew she was wasting her time and knew there were patients she could be helping? It wasn’t like they were going without medical care entirely. They had to drive an hour but no one was dying. And she didn’t want to get attached. She’d gotten attached in San Antonio and then had to leave. It had been hard on her patients and on her. She wasn’t going through that again. Especially here. She wasn’t staying even if she did get attached and that was that. Better not to have to say any tearful goodbyes.

He nodded. “She confirmed it.”

Brooke rolled her eyes. “It’s amazing the topics that come up over cups of cappuccino. I’m so glad we got that machine.”

He smiled widely. “Anyway, you need me.”

He shouldn’t seem so pleased by that. And she needed to get her imagination in check. She couldn’t go off on pornographic daydreams every time he said the word need or help

or take or…

She shook her head and asked, “So you think you’re going to be my supervising physician?”


“What about your real job?”

“Leave of absence.”


“No.” But he didn’t elaborate.

She studied him for a moment, considering the information.

“You don’t know what you’re getting into,” she finally said, simply, but honestly.

“I’m not worried.”

She sighed. “I know. But you probably should be.”

I can assure you that eventually Brooke comes around. I mean, who can resist a guy whose sole focus is making you happy?

“You should always show your true emotions. You shouldn’t close yourself up. People can tell when you’re holding back and it’s hard for them to trust that. You don’t have to have all the answers or be happy all the time. Just be real.”

“You want real?” she asked. “You want me to just do what I want, whatever I’m feeling, no worries about consequences?”

“I think you should do what makes you happy.”

She licked her lips and nodded, her eyes on his. “Okay. You asked for it.” She shrugged out of her jacket and let it drop to the floor behind her. Then she leaned in, wrapped her arms around his neck and put her lips against his. “Why is it whenever you’re within five feet of me I want to kiss you?”

Ah, consequences.

“Five feet? Hell, girl, I can’t be in the same town without wanting to kiss you.” Then he sealed his mouth over hers.

The moment she stroked her tongue along his, he put both hands under her butt and lifted her, turned, kicked her chair out of the way and set her on the edge of her desk.

So, how about you? Do you like the guys who swoop in and save the day, cape billowing behind them (figuratively ;) ) or do you like those guys who try to stay aloof but in the end can’t help being heroic? Personally, as long as they do laundry, I like ‘em all! :)


And just so you can get to know Jack even better, I’m offering an e-copy of the book to one commenter! So let me know what you think! (we’ll draw the winner on Saturday, November 12th :) and I’ll e-mail the winner directly, so don’t forget to include your e-mail address!)

See what I mean...HOTBLOODED sounds like a winner! And trust me, with Erin in control of the keyboard, you know it will be. Just leave her a comment or question and you'll be entered in the drawing!


Six Sentence Sunday...Hot Text part one

It's here! Hot Text, my latest Ellora's Cave release, came out this past Wed. 11/2. In this scene, Jeff and Karyn have just met for the first time...with results neither expected. ;)

“Mr. Maddox,” Karyn interrupted, lifting a brow, “I appreciate your concern, but you should save your breath because Lon and I are not reconciling.”

“But if you’d just—”

“Do you know how many orgasms I’ve had with him in the last three years?”

Again Jeff appeared stunned, his pupils widening as he opened and closed his mouth like a guppy. Then he shook his head.

“Few enough that it's lucky for him I have minimal needs or I might have divorced him a long time ago.”

Hot Text's blurb, excerpt and buy link are HERE (also available on Amazon, with more retail outlets available soon.)

Find more Six Sentence Sunday goodness HERE.


Nov 2nd means a Twitter Release Day Party!

My great author friends Chloe Cole (Christine Bell) and Cassandra Carr both have books releasing the same day as mine! We thought we'd have a release day party to celebrate.

Just find one of us on Twitter on November 2nd, and retweet any of our tweets with the hashtag #HotHeadQuinn and you're entered to win! We're going to give one winner a $25.00 Amazon gift card and each of us are offering additional prizes, so there will be multiple winners! Chloe (Christine) and I will each be picking two winners to choose any book from from our backlists. Cassandra will be picking ten winners who will receive her hot new romance trading cards!

You can find us on Twitter here: 

Please stop by Christine's and Cassandra's blogs for more info on their prizes.

Christine's blog: Click HERE
Cassandra's blog: Click HERE

Here's a little bit about each of our releases:

Convincing Quinn by Chloe Cole (Christine Bell)

Book one in the Rock Hard series

Quinn Myles loves her life. She’s in a kick-ass rock band, and they’re on their way to the big-time. If only her two band-mates hadn’t told her how they felt, she could have controlled her own desires. Choosing between them might tear the band apart, but maybe, for one night, she can have them both.

Rex Campbell used to enjoy life on the road and the groupies that came with it. That was before he realized he was mad-crazy about Quinn Myles. He knows he’s the man for her and if it takes sharing her with Beau once to prove it, he will.

Beau’s willing. Now, to convince Quinn…

Convincing Quinn's 
Buy Link:

Head Games by Cassandra Carr

Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand—they want forever.

Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men, much to her own mortification. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love.

There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

Head Games' Buy Link:

Hot Text by Cari Quinn (me!)

Sometimes what you think you want and what you need are two very different things.

As a technical editor, Jeffrey Maddox deals with plenty of words, leaving him few to spare on people, except his baby sister. To keep Daisy from wrecking her newly rehabbed life by shacking up with her older, married lover Lonny, he impulsively texts Lonny’s wife, Karyn. And then meets her at a coffee shop on a snowy night, ostensibly to convince her to stay with her philandering husband.

But soon texting turns to sexting. After spending the night getting to know Karyn, Jeff wants something much more personal—Lonny’s wife. For himself.

Despite her misgivings about Jeff’s intentions, Karyn can’t fight their attraction. She’s still not divorced, though she knows there’s no way she’ll return to her husband. But maybe an amazing night of conversation—and even more amazing lovemaking—can lead to more than just one night of hot text.

Hot Text's Buy Link: