HOLIDAY SPARKS by Taryn Elliott release day! CONTEST!

Today is a VERY special day, my CP and bestie Taryn Elliott's release day for HOLIDAY SPARKS! I love this story for so many reasons, not the least of which is it's a holiday story. Who doesn't enjoy a Christmas romance, especially if it's HAWT? And this one is, trust me! Then there's Ben, affectionately dubbed as MYBen because, well, he is. I'll fight you, ladies. You have been warned.

And just LOOK at that smokin' cover!

Ellora's Cave buy link:

Supah-hot EXCLUSIVE excerpt to whet your appetite:

“I did not expect to do this tonight.” Darcy tugged at his shirt until it came up over his head. Ben smiled down at her. Pale hair tumbled over his midnight-colored sheets. She smoothed her palm over his shoulders, down his arm that wasn’t inked and pulled his hand up to her face.

Peach-soft skin filled his palm, demanding patience where he wanted only to take. She explored her way down his other arm, smoothing the pad of her thumb over the flames that exploded around his shoulder and down to the flashpoint where the tree sat, then down the serpentine body of the dragon that hugged his forearm. The tip of her nail traced the dragon tail that circled his wrist, the point accentuating the Chinese character that bloomed over the inside of his wrist in a deep red.

“What does this mean?”


She looked up at him and drew her hands up to cup his face, pulling him down on top of her. The first contact of his skin to hers was so good he hissed out a groan. The tips of her breasts burned into his skin. She opened her legs, cradling him into her. He dug his knuckles into the mattress and lifted himself over her, undulating his hips against where his body wanted to go most.

She gripped his back, her fingertips tightening on his lower spine to draw him closer. Her deep green eyes were wide and so fucking innocent it made his chest ache. She trailed her nails around his belly. The tickle had him arching over her.

Then she levered herself up and flipped him, straddling his thighs with a wide smile. Her long, graceful fingers went to his belt. “The slow thing? Maybe when I’m not so wound up I could scream I’d appreciate it. But right now?” She flicked her tongue around his navel. “Can’t wait.”

In honor of Taryn's AMAZING book, we're giving away an ebook copy to a random commenter 
who answers THIS question: 

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Winner picked 12 am 12/24 so you can get your read on for Christmas!


The Next Big Thing!

Hi all! *waving* I've got a slew of prezzies to get out in the virtual mail, but I thought I'd have some fun and tell you a bit about my WIP! I was tagged by the amazing JENNIFER PROBST so click on her name to visit her site!

What is your working title of your book?

Dirty Distractions

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I love birds and the heroine is an ornithologist (she studies birds) and owns my favorite bird, a conure.

What genre does your book fall under?

Erotic Contemporary

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I have no idea...but the cover I'm revealing soon comes pretty darn close!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

She wants a fling...he wants forever.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Neither. It will be pubbed by Samhain 6/18/13.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I'm not quite done yet, but it's taken a while. I first started the story in January, 2011 in the height of flu season. You'll understand why i mention that particular tidbit once you read it!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Maybe my FULL DISCLOSURE, because both are May/December romances. Both have sexy, confident heroines with a few insecurities they hate to show and hotter than Hades heroes who are deeper than they first appear.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I love birds and cars, so I made my heroine the head of a bird sanctuary and my hero the owner of a repair shop. And umm, smokin' hot Brad would NOT let me alone...

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

Brad knows all about how to make a woman feel better when she's sick. And that's all I'm saying about THAT!

Now to tag five other writers, who if they want to participate just need to answer these questions NEXT Wednesday 12/26 on their blogs and link back to me, as well as picking five other vict...I mean writers to play along!



Entangled Under The Mistletoe Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Entangled Under The Mistletoe Blog Hop! I owe about a million prizes to visitors of this blog, but I'm busy working on my next Entangled book - fitting, right? - so I had to participate in Entangled's first ever blog hop!

Christmas is a fun time of year for a lot of reasons. Because my birthday's smack dab in the middle of the holidays, it seems like the entire month of December is one big celebration to me. And who can argue with that? I love the lights, the smells, the sounds...and the meaning behind it all too.

There's nothing I enjoy more than curling up with a steaming mug of peppermint mocha coffee and a good book while a Christmas carol plays on the radio.

And to help you guys out with the book part of that, I'm giving away a set of my first two Entangled ebooks - NO DRESS REQUIRED and NO FLOWERS REQUIRED. I'm working on the third book in the series right now, so this way you'll be prepared to read that one if you win the first two!

What do you have to do to win?

1) Just leave a comment to this question:
What book are you reading this holiday season to help get you in the mood?

2) Optional newsletter signup on my website: - 
totally up to you if you want updates on upcoming books! 

  Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays! :)

Don’t forget to check out what the other authors participating in the hop are giving away!


Merry Menage Giveaway Hop

Come join our Merry Menage Giveaway Hop hosted by Day Dreaming, My Secret Romance and The Book Tart!

Need a new bedtime story to light your fire? Looking for something with a little heat to warm you during the cold holiday season? Feel like decking the halls naughty style? Well then, come join us as we stand under the mistletoe for this wickedly sexy giveaway hop! The more the merrier! Have no worries, we'll help you trim your trees, deck yours halls, and spark that fire!

Welcome to the Merry Menage Giveaway Hop! Thanks for hosting it, ladies! I love the holiday season because my birthday's next week so I get a double bonus.I love the lights and I love the carols...which I listen to throughout November shamelessly!

And speaking of double's a little X-rated snipped from my m/m/f Christmas menage UNWRAPPED.

UNWRAPPED 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?

Hot excerpt:

“I’m only asking because it’s you. Normally I’d say to hell with it and take my shot,” Matt said, his voice guttural. “I want in those pants of yours, and I’m going to get there. But only if you say yes first.”

To his surprise, Cait gave him a small smile and rubbed her palm over her wool-clad thigh. “I’m wearing a dress.”

“Is that a yes?”

She paused just long enough to make him want to drop to his knees and say a loud, fervent prayer. “No.” He still hadn’t recovered from her answer when her smile widened. “That’s a hell yes, please.”

He soon found himself on his knees anyway, close enough to her heat to breathe her in. He translated the confusion on her face as he rolled up her dress, revealing her pale legs. No stockings or garters. Just pure, untouched flesh.

Really untouched.

His mouth went dry, and he glanced up to seek her permission again. This wasn’t some random girl he’d hooked up with in a bar. It also wasn’t Tristan, who not only took what he dished out but served it right back up to him. This was the girl he’d loved so long, platonically and then otherwise, that he hardly remembered the years before she’d come into his life. It felt like she’d always been there. Always would be.

Trying to get himself back in line, he kissed the inside of her knee. She touched his hair, reaching down to loosen his ponytail like he’d done with hers. She brushed her fingers over the back of his neck, saying more with that one gesture than she could have with a thousand words.

I want you. I trust you. I love you. 

Want to win an ebook copy of another one of my menages, NEED ME, this one NOT Christmas themed so therefore appropriate for steaming up your ereader all year long? 

Just answer this question in the comments....with your email addy!

1) Who or what do you most want to find wrapped up under your tree this year? Price is no object!