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6/27/2012

More winners...and a heads up for what's to come!

Lots of winners to announce...yay!


The winner of a Giving It Up swag pack from Amber Lin  is: jessiel JessieL62 (at) comcast (net) )


The winners from Nona Raines' contest are:
- Mel Bourn - Amazon gift card 
- Penny Rader - digital copy of The Perfect Man


Thank you to everyone who stopped by and congrats to the winners!


But what if you didn't win?


Check back for a post from my incredible critique partner, Taryn Elliott, whose 2nd release comes out TOMORROW! She'll be talking about her wonderful new book, ASHES AND WINE, and she'll have goodies to give away! Because, seriously, the best parties always have presents! Check back soon!

6/25/2012

Winners!

See, look how happy he is for everyone!


Winners for Amber Lin and Nona Raines' contests will be announced later this week.


In the meantime, here are the winners to some of the recent events here at the blog. The winners of Carrie Ann Ryan and Tina Vaughn's contests have been contacted separately. All winners mentioned below have already been contacted.


Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop


$10.00 gift certificate to either Amazon and Barnes and Noble and one of my backlist ebooks: 


Red Headed Bookworm (hschrock24112 (at) yahoo (dot) com)



3 other winners who win one of my backlist ebooks of their choice: 


Amanda (willandamanda99 (at) yahoo (dot) com)


Barbara (barbbattaglia (at) yahoo (dot) com)


Terri (terrihawk66 (at) yahoo (dot) com)





LOVESTRUCK Blog Hop



Winner of one of my ebooks is: Nay Nay! (reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot)com)





Sinful Sirens Blog Hop


Winner of one of my ebooks is: Christine! (isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com)



Thank you to ALL who participated and look forward to more contests, bloghop stops, and author interviews coming soon!





6/22/2012

Welcome erotic romance author Nona Raines ~ CONTEST!

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I'm so excited to have erotic romance author Nona Raines on my blog today. Why? Because she's not only an incredible author, she's also a fellow member of my local RWA chapter, CNYRW. She's here to celebrate her newest release THE PERFECT MAN (check out that DELICIOUS cover!) and is offering up some terrific prizes to some lucky winners. Read on for how you can win! Winners will be announced early next week.


Here's Nona!

I'd like to thank Cari for letting me be here today to share a little bit about my newest erotic romance.  "Her Perfect Man" is being released today by The Wild Rose Press.  Here's a little bit about it:

Kim Hansen has terrible luck with men. When her sexy downstairs neighbor shows a more-than-neighborly interest in her, she's suspicious. She's been burned too many times, by too many guys. Charlie Keller is smart, hot and successful-- so what does he want with her besides a few nights of pleasure?

Though Kim does her best to shut him down, Charlie's not put off by her attitude. He doesn't scare easy. Kim thinks she's clever, using sex to keep him off guard and to maintain her emotional distance. But Charlie sees through her prickly exterior to her tender heart beneath.

But Kim needs to be won over. Sure, their bedroom action is awesome, but given her past mistakes, she's convinced that Charlie is too good to be true. Just too perfect. But if Charlie has his way, he'll prove that he's the perfect man for her.

I've had a soft spot for Kim since she appeared as a supporting character in my first book and have wanted to write her story for a long time. She's so used to guys who let her down that Charlie's interest confuses her. He's different from men she's known before. He makes it clear from the start that he not only wants her—he likes her! But can Kim let down her guard long enough for those feelings to become something more?

I had a lot of fun writing this emotional and sexy story. Let me share an excerpt with you here:

He spoke just as she slipped her key in the lock. "Kim. What's this really about?"
She stopped dead. "What do you mean?"
"Does this have anything to do with your ex-boyfriend?"
She could pretend not to know what Charlie meant, but what for? Seeing Adam tonight with his girl had knocked her for a loop. The way he looked at her. She wanted to be the focus of someone's attention, too. If only for one night.
Before she could answer, Charlie spoke. "Because I don't like the idea of being anyone's second best."
Her forehead creased in confusion. "What?"
"I want you to know you're here with me. Not that you're pretending I'm him."
"You're not him." She threw her arms around his neck and kissed him to show just how much she wanted him. He responded, but when she drew back, she saw the hesitancy in his eyes.
"I don't usually do things this way," he told her. "Assbackward."
Kim knew Charlie was right. They were rushing things. She was rushing them. There was always a part of her that knew better. Every time she dived headfirst into deep water without checking for crocodiles, part of Kim would shake her head and think big mistake. But the other part, the part that needed to feel good, needed someone's arms around her, always won out. Even if she knew it wasn't real, wasn't love. For a little while, she'd feel less alone.
"Really?" She made her voice airy as she at last unlocked the door. "You mean you don't usually sleep with a woman on the first date? You're lucky I'm so easy, then."
"Don't." His hand grasped her elbow and when she looked at him he was glowering. "Don't call yourself that."
"Whatever. Look, if you don't want to be here—"
****
She was doing it again. Little Miss Hot and Cold. Drawing him close with one hand while her other pushed him away. How could someone with such a smart mouth and "I don't give a shit" attitude be so insecure?
"Listen up." Charlie's voice was firm. "I do want to be here." There were a lot of things he wanted to say, but he used humor to defuse the situation. "Give me a break, all right?" He hitched his mouth into a lopsided grin. "I'm not used to being treated like a sex object."
Kim grinned back, her stiff shoulders relaxing. "Well, you are." She opened the door and slipped her fingers behind his belt, pulling him inside. "Make the most of it."

To celebrate the release of "Her Perfect Man", I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift certificate and a digital copy of the book to two random commenters. Have you ever been in a situation where something seemed too good to be true? How did it work out?


To purchase a copy of "Her Perfect Man", click HERE 


For more about Nona and her books, please visit www.nonaraines.com

6/21/2012

Welcome erotic romance author Amber Lin ~ CONTEST!

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Welcome to erotic romance author Amber Lin, who's here today with her debut release GIVING IT UP! I had a chance to read GIVING IT UP early and all I have to say is this is a book you MUST read if you like gritty, edgier romance that makes you think as well as turns you on. I adored Colin and Allie, and stayed up WAY too late reading!


Here's Amber with her great post about EIGHT REASONS TO LOVE THE STRONG AND SILENT TYPE (and lemme tell you...Colin definitely is worthy of some swooning!) Make sure to read on to find out how to be entered into the great giveaway!



Eight Reasons to Love the Strong and Silent Type

Thanks so much to Cari for hosting me on her blog! My debut book, Giving It Up, is out now and I want to talk about the hero, Colin. He is the “strong, silent type” which I ADORE. But why?

1.      They brood. What are they thinking about? Something deep, like their tortured pasts or the meaning of life. Or maybe they’re just thinking about what’s under the heroine skirts and how they can get there. WHATEVER, man. It’s hot. My book, Giving It Up, is written in the heroine’s first-person POV, which means you get to follow her journey and enjoy Colin’s broodiness alongside her.

2.      They’re confident. They don’t need to fill in the silence. They don’t need to be hear themselves talk. In the opening scene of Giving It Up, Allie is at a nightclub looking for a hookup. She’s into Colin… and clearly he’s into her the way he keeps checking her out. But he doesn’t give her a quick line or cozy up to her. Nope. He waits for her to come to him.

3.       They act. They show what they mean with their actions, not their words. Allie wants a night of rough, raunchy sex. Colin knows that’s all a lot of bullshit, he’s not going to have a mushy heart-to-heart on the subject. No, he’ll show her how he plans to treat her… with some hot oral smexing. This is EXACTLY why we love you, strong silent types!

4.       A little goes a long way. They are normally pretty quiet, but when they DO say something, you know it’s something important. At the end of their date, Colin stops and considers. Then carefully asks her out. But she can’t, she really can’t!

5.      They understand the value of silence. Because sometimes we just aren’t ready yet. Or something is too hard to say. You know what I’m talking, those moments. Life is beating us down. We need a BREAK. Colin gives her that. He respectfully decides on the strategic retreat, allowing her the space she needs. But oh lord, he is not done with her.

6.       They’re patient. I’m not sure whether it’s a cause or effect, but the strong silent types tend to be patient men! No need to rush something. If it’s important enough to work for it, then it’s good enough to wait for it. Colin knows that Allie will be back, and he’ll be there when she is. But he doesn’t have endless patience either. Next time she comes near him, she better be prepared!

7.       They’re possessive. Now look, the strong silent type has a high tolerance level. Just because some ass is mouthing off in a bar, he’s not going to start a fight over it, because he knows it’s not worth it. Plus, he’d definitely win, and then he’d be paying this guy’s medical bills. Lame. But dare a man put his hand on his woman, speak badly of her, or HURT HER? No, sir. Not allowed. I’ll let you in on a little secret: Colin puts a guy in the hospital. Did I not mention he was a bit of a bad boy, in addition to being the strong silent type?

8.       When they break, it’s SO FUCKING SEXY. There is something about a man showing such reserve… you just KNOW they’re going to break before the story ends. We get to see the little cracks in the Colin’s fa├žade, the signs that the Allie is getting to him. But at some point, he’s going to break wide open, and it’s hot and moving and something you don’t want to miss.

Hot, right? So check out Giving It Up and watch Colin in action…

Giving It Up


Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.


He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.


But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.


"A ballsy departure from romantic conventions. At once gritty and tender, stark and hopeful."
—Cara McKenna, author of Willing Victim

"Giving It Up is an erotic, compelling story that takes us to the shadowy, lonely places but doesn't leave us there. Amber Lin shows us that romance isn't just for the rich and shiny. Love can find its way even into the dark corners of the most damaged hearts."
—Tiffany Reisz, author of The Siren



Check out the incredible trailer for GIVING IT UP!




Excerpt:


We stripped at the same time, both eager. I wanted to see his body, to witness what he offered me, but it was dark in the room. Then he kissed me back onto the bed, and there was no more time to wonder. The cheap bedspread was rough and cool against my skin. His hands stroked over my breasts and then played gently with my nipples.


My body responded, turning liquid, but something was wrong.


I’d had this problem before. Not everyone wanted to play rough, but I was surprised that I’d misread him. His muscles were hard, the pads of his fingers were calloused. I didn’t know how he could touch me so softly. Everything about him screamed that he could hurt me, so why didn’t he?


I wanted him to have his nasty way with me, but every sweet caress destroyed the illusion. My fantasy was to let him do whatever he wanted with me, but not this.


“Harder,” I said. “I need it harder.”


Instead his hands gentled. The one that had been holding my breast traced the curve around and under.


I groaned in frustration. “What’s wrong?”


He reached down, still breathing heavily, and pressed a finger lightly to my cunt, then stroked upward through the moisture. I gasped, rocking my hips to follow his finger.


“You like this,” he said.


Yes, I liked it. I was undeniably aroused but too aware. I needed the emptiness of being taken. “I like it better rough.”


Colin frowned. My eyes widened at the ferocity of his expression.


In one smooth motion he flipped me onto my stomach. I lost my breath from the surprise and impact. His left hand slid under my body between my legs and cupped me. His right hand fisted in my hair, pulling my head back. His erection throbbed beside my ass in promise. I wanted to beg him to fuck me, but all I could do was gasp. He didn’t need to be told, though, and ground against me, using my hair as a handle.


That small pain on my scalp was perfection, sharp and sweet. Numbness spread through me, as did relief.


The pain dimmed. My arousal did too, but that was okay. I was only vaguely aware of him continuing to work my body from behind.


I went somewhere else in my mind. I’d stay that way all night.


At least that’s what usually happened.



Giveaway

Today I’m giving away a Giving It Up Swag Pack which includes a signed book plate, romance trading cards and a $10 Gift Card to Amazon. Leave a comment to be entered to win! Who’s your favorite strong, silent hero?

6/20/2012

Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop! Thanks so much to the incredible Skye Warren for putting the hop together!

Today we're talking naughty summer pleasures. There's nothing like a hot summer night to get your blood pumping and your, ahem, juices flowing. Right now it's almost 100 degrees in my part of the world, so this hop couldn't have come at a better time!

Speaking of naughty, I figured I'd get right to the good stuff...a XXX-scene from my menage UNWRAPPED. UNWRAPPED was just voted the #2 sexiest scene at Scorching Hot Reviews out of TWENTY-FOUR scenes! Read on at your own risk, and be sure to read on for how you can be entered to win the FABULOUS giveaways!



UNWRAPPED by Cari Quinn

Tristan moved back so fast Cait’s head reeled. “Get up on the love seat, spread your legs, and show us.”
She couldn’t. No way. Masturbation was personal, private. She bit her lower lip and glanced at him over her shoulder again. “Only if you come inside me when I’m done.”
A corner of his mouth lifted, and he glanced at his massive erection. “Think that can be arranged.”
Before she could argue herself out of it, Cait rose and went over to the couch, jolting at the tingly feeling of the lube as she sank to the cushions. Her lube didn’t feel that good. But she’d never had Tristan put it on her either.
She swallowed hard and waited for the two guys to take their seats on the sectional across from her. Both already had their hands on their cocks.
Yeah, this wasn’t the least bit intimidating. Or hot.
“Here,” Tristan said, tossing her the vibrator.
She caught the toy. It was the kind meant to be inserted, with just enough girth to make things interesting. She wet her lips, about to flick the on switch, when Tristan added, “That’s for your ass.”
She wet her lips. “This’ll be over quick, then.”
They had no clue how sensitive she was back there. She’d used her vibrator a couple of times during solo anal play, and she’d nearly cried out enough for her two neighbors to hear.
The buzz of the vibe seemed unnaturally loud, though she knew they’d used it on her earlier. Maybe Tris had slipped in fresh batteries, the sadist.
Anticipation coiled inside her as she spread her thighs and braced her feet on the coffee table. Even after sex with Matt, even after her orgasm earlier on his mouth, she was about a dozen climaxes behind from their night of sensual torture. And if they wanted to watch her be a little naughty -- a lot naughty -- she’d happily give them what they desired.
She slid the vibrator along her seam, intending to tease them first. Up and down she rode her pussy lips, inching closer to her ass on every trip. It wasn’t long before she was panting. Before they were panting. She smiled as she noticed they were giving her some inspiration, jerking each other off while keeping their gazes firmly directed on what was happening between her legs.
Her heart racing, she let the circular head of the vibrator graze her clit. She squeezed her eyes shut and pressed hard on the distended flesh. Within two passes, the vibe was soaked with her juices. Tristan’s low groan indicated he’d seen the evidence. All the evidence. If she didn’t slide the vibrator down fast, she’d be coming in a hurry.
And then it was too late.
Cait cried out, helpless in the throes of the sudden orgasm. She extended the moment by holding the slick toy against her pulsing clit. God. Once the waves of sensation ebbed, she went straight for her target, slipping the vibe down between her ass cheeks, slick with both the lube and her own arousal. She figured she’d have to circle around for a couple of minutes, but her body proved her a liar. The instant she slipped the head of the toy inside the tight ring of muscle, her pussy contracted again, her whole body contorting as she moaned her way through another powerful orgasm.
She dropped back against the cushions, the vibe rolling out of her trembling fingers. Dammit, she was going to have to bronze that thing.
“Come here,” Tristan demanded, his voice stirring her from her semidoze. “Come sit on my lap.”
She opened her eyes and let out a soft cry at how hard he was. She could see every vein and ridge of his cock. She wished for enough energy to suck him off, but her feet felt weighted to the carpet. She couldn’t even move to go to him.
“I’ll do all the work,” he added with a smile, patting his thigh. “Come here. I need you.”
With those three little words, she found strength she hadn’t known she had left. She’d crawl to him if she had to.
She all but hurtled across the space separating them, about to straddle his legs when he nudged her around to face the other way. Matt had risen too and stroked his cock as he waited for her to take a seat.
“A new position already,” she murmured.
“We have a lot to work through,” Tristan agreed with a soft laugh.
He quickly put on a condom and pulled her down until she hovered above his cock.
“Spread those pretty thighs for me. That’s it. Take me in --” He stopped and grunted, holding her still.
“What? What did I do?”
“Can’t. I’ll lose it.” He forced out a breath. “Gotta do it slow. You’re drenched.”
“Well, duh. Did you see me come over there?”
Both men laughed, and the sound warmed her through and through. She’d started to get a chill, but now it was gone, lost in the heat of the man sliding inside her. He went achingly slow, but she still jolted as he filled her. Fuck, he was huge. So aroused, so hard, so --
“Good,” she whispered once he was seated.
He caught her hips in his hands as he started to thrust and retreat. He didn’t go deep, not at first. Taking care of her as always.
“All right?” His fingers spanned her stomach, pulling her backward a little to change the angle. She gasped, and he immediately stilled. “Want me to stop?”
“No, stupid. Can’t you feel how she’s creaming around your dick?” Shaking his head, Matt knelt in front of them. When she thought she couldn’t deal with any more sensation, he leaned forward and licked her right above where she and Tristan were linked. Then he licked Tristan’s cock too, before her juicy pussy swallowed it again.
“Christ, that’s so hot. You’re incredible. Watch him fuck you, Cait.”
Shocked at how indescribably dirty it was to watch Tristan’s cock push in and out of her, she stared. She bit her lip at the mini explosions that went off inside her, trying to hold back. Not yet. She didn’t want to come so soon. Tristan was inside her. Finally. She didn’t want it to end.
Ever.
Matt’s tongue flattened against her clit. Fiery need gripped her as she fought to get more of Tristan’s cock and feel more of Matt’s talented tongue.
“Baby, I can’t hold on. Can’t. Sorry,” Tristan grunted, almost shocking her out of her own impending orgasm. He was sorry? “Oh fuck. Oh Caity.”
When he shouted her name as he came, his hips thrashing madly against hers, his breath a hot gust against her back, tears sprang into her eyes. She loved him so much. She hated that she’d hurt him. Worse, that she’d likely do it again.
But she couldn’t concentrate on tears, not when Matt was still between their legs, licking Tristan’s balls, sucking her clit, driving her crazy. An inferno of heat swept over her body, and her painfully erect nipples tightened even further. Then Matt sealed his lips around her clit and pulled.
Pleasure drenched her as her body clenched and released, her pussy flooding yet again. From what seemed like far away, she heard Matt groan and figured he'd probably made himself come too. The climax shot through her harder than all the rest, leaving her weak and sweaty and damn near unconscious.
This orgasm -- the best of the best -- had come from all their efforts. Something the three of them had shared, had given each other. There was no point in denying it.
A few minutes later, one of them picked her up and carried her off to bed. By then she couldn’t even open her eyes to check which. Soft lips glanced off her temple, along with words of love that followed her into sleep.





My giveaway: $10.00 gift certificate to either Amazon and Barnes and Noble and one of my backlist ebooks

PLUS - THREE other winners will win one of my backlist ebooks of their choice!

So comment away to be entered into my giveaway and the two grand prize giveaways of $100.00 Edenfantasys gift card and a digital basket of books from some great authors!

How do you win?

1) Become a follower of the blog

2) Leave a comment with your email addy telling me what your favorite naughty summer activity is...even if your naughty guilty pleasure is just eating a pint of double fudge chunk in front of the TV!

In your comment, please let me know if you're interested in being added to my newsletter list. I'm just gauging interest at this point and you wouldn't receive newsletters more than once a month.

GRAND PRIZE #1: $100 to Edenfantasys





GRAND PRIZE #2: Digital Gift Basket of 50 erotica ebooks


Special thanks to Kitty Thomas, Candice Blevens, Cari Quinn, Cara Bristol, Karla Doyle, Lucy V. Morgan, Eliza Gayle, Annika Martin, Donya Lynne, Savannah Chase, Sara Brookes, Shoshanna Evers, Bonnie Bliss, Lillian Grant, Cari Silverwood, Jennifer Lynne, Alyssa Fox, Annabelle Weston, Cassandra Carr, Elise Hepner, Eliza Knight, Suzanne Rock, Skhye Moncrief, Leilsa Desint, Erica Chilson, Daryl Devore, Malia Mallory, Sadey Quinn, Brandy Buckwhine, Sasha White, Jane Lyre, Ella Ardent, Trinity Jane, Aubrey Watt, Shyla Colt, Patricia Green, Brandi Whyne, Lolita Lopez for their donations.






Be sure to visit all the stops for more naughty books and prizes! 


6/15/2012

LOVESTRUCK giveaway hop!

Hi hoppers! Welcome to my blog and the LOVESTRUCK giveaway hop! I'm a bit behind in getting my post up (and in getting out prizes for the last hop I participated in) but I'm here now and slowly but surely getting caught up!

I've been having extreme technical difficulties tonight, so click on the button to return to one of the hosting sites to continue the hop! Thanks so much to Bona Fide Reflections and Under The Covers Book Blog for hosting!



UP FOR GRABS: winner's choice of one of my ebooks


Want to win? Just 1) become a follower of the blog AND 2) leave a comment telling me who your favorite hero ever is! (hard to pick, I know!) That's it!

What book has made me LOVESTRUCK? Well, there have been a lot of them. But today I'll pick ANYTHING YOU WANT by Erin Nicholas. I've raved on and on about this book, and that's because it's AWESOME! It features a singer heroine and a sexy as heck hero and enough fun and sexy times to make you stay up all night reading. As I just might've done. ;) Check out the blurb below and head on over to your favorite ebookstore to get your own copy! (Plus there's an incredible sequel, too!)

Buy ANYTHING YOU WANT here:


Just My TypeSuppose the solution to all your problems is the one thing you never wanted...

It figures the one time Sabrina Cassidy is determined to do the responsible thing, karma kicks in. After four years on the road chasing her musical dream, she's stranded six hours from home with no money, a ruined credit history—and morning sickness.

Out of options, she swallows her legendary independent streak and calls the only person who won't hang up on her. Luke, the man she left behind.

Marc Sterling's first instinct is to protect his business partner and best friend from another broken heart. That means letting her think she's talking to Luke, then finding a way to send her in the opposite direction.

When he shows up at her hotel room, there's something in the air beside their customary insults. Sure, her rebellious attitude, smart mouth—and purple panties—still drive him crazy, but now it's a different kind of crazy. The kind that has him driving her home instead of to the nearest airport.

And when Luke offers to solve all her problems if she'll only say "I do", Marc realizes he's just crazy enough—about her—to forget whose heart he wanted to protect.

Warning: Contains two people who don't like each other very much, a Toyota that can't quite handle the road trip home, and a spontaneous proposal. Or two. Or three. And foreplay with—what else—pie filling.

Remember: click on the LOVESTRUCK button above to return to one of the hosting sites to visit the next stop on the hop. Happy hopping!