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Per my usual, I’m a bit late in posting my snippet today. I really need to pay more attention to my post times… Apologies.
Without more delay or ado, here is my seven sentence snippet, which comes to you from my most recent solo erotic release, BLOOD AND FIRE.
When the bartender returned, I grabbed the vodka tonic in one hand and my soda in the other. I nodded toward Matt. “Grab a few extra napkins, will ya?”
The rich honey baritone dripped down my spine, calling my nipples to attention and jumpstarting a throb between my already wet thighs. I knew its source without turning around.
I took a deep breath and faced Master Amazing.
If you are looking for more of Frankie and “Master Amazing’s” story, be sure to grab a copy of Blood and Fire. Available at these fine retailers for only $2.50.
Make sure to swing by the other blogs offering you SEXY SNIPPETS today. Happy Sunday, everyone! 🙂
Welcome back to the Book Nook. Today I have a special treat for you all. Another fantastic looking new release from one of my favorite Evernight authors, Sandra Bunino.
If you are anything like me, you have been looking forward to this one…
MAROONED WITH THE MILLIONAIRE
by Sandra Bunino
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Genre: Erotic Romance
Blurb: A fierce Miami storm bring sexy strangers together at The Hotel Del Santos for a night of desire.
Stephanie, still reeling from a failed marriage, needs a break from the past. Shying away from the convention center crowds while on a business trip, she finds solace tucked away in a secluded hotel on South Beach.
Jason, a wealthy Seattle builder, has the worst luck with love. He swears he will never allow another woman to get under his skin, until the clicking of a pair of sexy stilettos across the hotel lobby floor attracts his attention.
Cut off from the outside world, the lives of these two strangers collide and burn with desire when a storm strands them together. Neither wants anything more than a glorious one-night stand.
Their chemistry is undeniable and propels them to a second meeting in Sin City. However, Stephanie soon learns she has more reason to be wary of her mysterious lover than a broken heart.
Excerpt: (Mature Audiences Only)
Stephanie sipped her martini while glancing over to the window. The storm showed no signs of letting up. In fact, it seemed to grow even more fierce. As if on cue, a violent crack of thunder ripped through the lounge as the rain angrily batted at the window. Carlos poured her yet another martini and she lost count of how many times he’d refilled her glass. Was this the third or the fourth? She knew one thing for sure: Jason Royce was sexy as hell. The way his blue eyes sparkled, as the candlelight flickered shadows against his tanned features, rocked her to her core.
Stealing a glance at his strong, muscular build beneath his sports jacket caused her breath to catch in her throat. Until today, she hadn’t thought of another man this way, not since before she was married. As if in a trance, she couldn’t break her stare. However, she quickly became aware of his smile. He watched her drink him in, which made her blush and turn her head in embarrassment.
Jason moved closer and spoke slowly in his silky voice. “I wonder if you might dance with me.”
“I’d like that.” Whoa. What the hell am I doing?
He led her to the dance floor illuminated only with candlelight and the occasional flash of lightning. Placing one hand in his and the
other on his back, their bodies started out a respectable distance apart. Before long, Jason’s warmth drew her in, and she couldn’t ignore the electricity forming between them. Tentatively, she stepped closer and lightly rested her head against his neck. Jason took this as a cue to guide her hand up and over his shoulder. Suddenly, his strong hands urgently pulled her against his rock hard body. The force of his embrace awakened a passion that lay dormant inside her until now. Stephanie couldn’t fight the fire building within her. She closed her eyes and breathed deeply, inhaling his musky scent while caressing his neck with her fingertips. Her face grazed up the side of his neck, stopping at his jawbone. Jason’s touch seared her skin as his fingertips skimmed up her side to her neck and came to rest on her chin. With his thumb and finger, he guided her face upward and she opened her eyes. His smoldering gaze burned a trail down her body. Uncomfortable with the intensity of his stare, she looked away.
Her eyes shifted back to meet his gaze as he lowered his mouth and softly brushed his lips against hers, questioning her, awaiting a response. Accepting his invitation, she parted her lips and moaned softly. His lips were soft and enticing. It had been a long time since she was kissed like this. She surrendered her tongue to his and felt desire fill her belly as an overwhelming passion grew by the moment. Breathlessly, she pulled away, embarrassed by her body’s reaction to the kiss. She looked down and pressed her forehead against his chin.
“I don’t know why I did that. I need to go sit down.”
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Sandra Bunino is a numbers crunching business professional by day who stays up past her bedtime thanks to her oh-so-sexy imagination. Who needs sleep, anyway? Sandra is constantly searching for different ways to achieve a heart-pumping, stomach-flipping, breath-catching reaction from her readers.
These days, Sandra lives on a wooded mountaintop not far from New York City with her family. She always looks forward to hearing from her readers and she may be contacted at email@example.com. As a social media junkie in need of a ten-step program, you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@sandrabunino).
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Today for my New Release News post, I’ve managed to fenagle a guest author — the fantastic Tasmin Baker has come by to tell you all about her newest erotic romance release, TRUTH BE TOLD.
Take it away, Tasmin 🙂
Hi, my name is Tamsin Baker. I’m an Aussie girl with an obsession with erotic romance. I love m/m, and also mmm, and mmf- but they are other stories in the pipeline. My love affair with m/m first began with Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor (if you don’t know who i’m talking about you NEED to look them up), so when it came to writing erotic romance, it made sense to write something, I myself, enjoy. I am honoured to be able to share Liam and Patrick with you. I hope you love it.
Author: Tasmin Baker
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: LGBT Erotic Romance
Liam is bigger, beautiful and also a top.
A hot and heavy night ensues and a lovely follow up brunch that has them both thinking there could be more to their relationship than just sex.
But Liam is out and proud gay, he finds an insult to one’s pride and integrity not to accept who you are. Patrick disagrees and major problems occur.
“How was the wedding last night?” Liam began spooning noodles onto Patrick’s plate and then put some on his own. “This smells awesome.”
Patrick sat and began dividing the satays between them.
“Yeah, lucky they make it so hot or it wouldn’t have made the trip still warm. The wedding was good. My first cousin, Amelia, was the bride. My mum spent the whole night pushing me towards her friends.”
A burning jealousy gripped Liam’s insides but he forced himself to smile. “So, you picked up then?”
Patrick paused, chicken satay halfway to his mouth, then burst out laughing. “You think I … Are you kidding?” He continued to laugh.
Liam threw a butterfly into his mouth, the fried batter causing him to almost choke. He wasn’t used to such rich foods.
Patrick stood up and moved towards him around the table. Liam tilted up his face and was rewarded with a quick kiss before Patrick sat back down, still chortling.
“Liam, I may not be out of the closet, but I haven’t been able to get it up for a woman in almost ten years.”
Liam relaxed. He’d worried for a moment that he was dealing with more than he could handle. He could compete well with other men, but if Patrick was truly bi- he didn’t really stand a chance. “Good, then you won’t be tired for me.”
“Tired?” Patrick groaned and took a long swig of his soft drink. “The only reason I’m tired is because I couldn’t sleep without you.”
Liam watched in fascination as his lover shut his mouth with an audible snap and blushed brightly. It looked like he hadn’t meant to share that piece of information.
Maybe Patrick would feel less embarrassed if he shared something too? “I pulled myself off thinking about you last night. How your mouth felt around me, how hot your cock was, everything.” He felt his cock thicken in his jeans whilst he said the words, he wanted Patrick now.
Patrick set his fork down and opened his lips to draw a bigger breath, his pupils even dilated.
Liam stood up first and walked around the small table. He reached down and pulled Patrick up to him. Once level, face to face, he thrust his pelvis into Patrick’s and felt the hard ridge along his fly. Thank God he wasn’t the only one affected.
“I have missed you. How crazy is that?”
Liam couldn’t stop the honest words. He had never wanted anyone with this much intensity before.
In answer, Patrick’s hands slid up under his t-shirt and pulled it over his head. Then he ducked his head and sucked on one of Liam’s nipples. Liam moaned as sharp teeth grazed his sensitive flesh. Patrick straightened again and Liam pulled at the boring white t-shirt which he hated.
Liam looked his lover straight in the eye, “You better not want to top tonight, because I need your arse.”
Patrick kicked his feet out of his shoes and dropped his jeans to the floor.
Grinning like a Cheshire cat, Patrick looked him up and down, “We could take turns again.”
Liam laughed and dropped his own jeans. They pooled around his ankles and he quickly stepped out of them. “If you’re still hard after I fuck you, then be my guest.”
He arched an eyebrow at his lover. Challenge set.
They both moved at the same time. Arms went around each other, lips fusing together. Their tongues thrust, dueling for supremacy as they showed their passion for one another with actions rather than words.
Liam pulled back, panting and held out his hand. He really needed to keep lube and condoms in every room of his house.
Patrick took it without question and followed him into the bedroom.
He went to get a condom but Patrick stopped him. “Allow me.”
His lover ripped open the foil and pulled out the rubber, then carefully rolled it onto him. Liam sighed in bliss.
Patrick poured the lube into his hand and rubbed his cock well. “How do you want me lover? Top gets to choose.”
A big congrats goes out to the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card (selected by random drawing from all eligible entries received).
I have already been in contact with her and her gift will be going out with the mail later this afternoon. A big thanks to everyone who stopped by, commented and entered to win during the Blog Hop. I had a blast reading all the entries.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
I’ve got a great new cover reveal from J. Taylor Publishing for you all today. J. Taylor has the best cover artists, I do have to say. I haven’t seen one come from that house that I didn’t really like.
Anyway, I’m going to let this one speak for itself.
Back of the Book: Werewolf. Bar bouncer. Dad. Standard traits for any self-respecting, reformed criminal, living under the radar in Demos City. For Leon Gray, normal is what he wants—for himself and his not-yet-changed teenage daughter.
Welcome back to the blog for another installment of Sexy Snippets. Sharing seven steamy sentences from a publication or WIP.
In keeping with Evernight Publishing’s #BookBoyfriend Blog event, I decided to feature my chosen book boyfriend, Richard Halstead. However, this time, instead of sharing from my already published Vanilla-Free Christmas story, I have decided to share seven from my expected May 15th release with Evernight Publishing, A LEAP OF FAITH –which also features hunky dominant, Richard Halstead.
Here is this week’s seven:
Strong hands grabbed hold of her kneecaps, startling her. Richard jerked her legs apart until she knelt in an exposed V position. His voice arrived close to her ear, sending a chill through her. “When I ask you to kneel for me, this is how you are to do it. I want you to display your desire. Show your need with the pride of a submissive. Do you understand me, Faith?”
A LEAP OF FAITH is the sequel to FAITH’S GIFT and the second story in my “Roses and Thorns” series. It will be part of Evernight Publishing’s Romance on the Go line with a projected release date of May 15, 2013, so be sure to check it out then.
Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs offering SEXY SNIPPETS this week. There are always some fantastic tidbits and teasers to be found.
See you next time and Happy Sunday.
For Wicked Wednesday this week, I’m happy to bring you a steamy excerpt from Michelle Clay’s latest Evernight release, Light the Shadows.
Light the Shadows
by Michelle Clay
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Blurb: You only get one chance at life then you die. The game’s over, no second chances. But she was never one to follow all the rules.
In a strange twist of fate, a woman flees purgatory only to jump into a newly vacated body. When she wakes in the hospital, she has a brand new life and a whole lot of unanswered questions. Now she’s Micah Munroe, a real estate agent with broken memories of the messed up life she once lived. A mysterious man who claims to be Death says she’s his granddaughter and that she’s something called a grimm.
Sully knows she’s an imposter because he reaped the soul of the real Micah only a week ago. He suspects she might be a misplaced shadow, what he calls spirits and vengeful ghosts. He becomes obsessed with finding out who she really is and just how she inhabited a new body. He’ll stop at nothing to find the truth and send her back to purgatory where she belongs. What he didn’t bargain on was how his body would react to her or how powerful the white light within her is.
When a powerful shadow and her horde of angry spirits kidnaps Sully’s best friend, they must work together to get him back. Fighting their feelings for each other isn’t half as difficult as fighting the army of shadows bent on starting a war with the living.
Excerpt: (Mature Audiences Only)
His husky drawl sent a vibration of hunger through her and ignited a fire deep within her core. “You are so fucking hot.”
Recapturing her mouth, he pressed against her, proving just how hot, how hard she made him. Micah whimpered, and he drew his mouth away from her lips. Just like his tongue and hands, his incredibly sexy eyes ignited a fire within her.
“Sully.” She bit her lower lip and reveled in knowing she was the reason he was so hard.
His fingers were at her waist, unzipping then dragging the dress pants down her hips. Micah trembled with need as he shucked them from her legs and dropped them onto the floor. He closed the space between them, and her thighs closed around his waist. Her sex drowned with desire, clouding her mind with seductive thoughts and want. With him so intimately close, his hard-on pressed against her through the damp lace of her panties. She shifted her hips, and Sully rewarded her with a groan.
“Tell me something.” He grinned wickedly then slid his fingers up her inner thigh. They inched closer to her pool of desire and made her heartbeat race. “Are you wet?”
Her hands lifted from his shoulders, ran through his silken hair and down to his chest. Her nimble fingers fluttered across his shirt and even reached the second button before his hand closed over hers, stilling it. He prevented her from going any further by pulling her hand to his mouth. One by one, he kissed her fingers.
She frowned and pulled away from him to look up into his eyes. “Sully, I want…”
“I know what you want, doll.” His eyes glittered with feral passion.
A gasp shuddered past her lips when Sully’s index finger slid past the ribbon-thin panties then traveled downward. His finger slid through the tight coils of hair at the juncture of her thighs then lightly grazed her most delicate area. She clutched his shoulders and tightened her thighs around him. “Sully!”
“Want me to stop?” His voice was full of gravel and sexy as hell.
She nipped his bottom lip. “Don’t you dare.”
Stalk Michelle Clay:
by Lorraine Nelson
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Erotic Romance
Blurb: Cameron Manning has never forgotten his first love. Of Irish descent, he met red-haired, fiery tempered Lacey Kerrigan in England, but her family returns to Ireland unexpectedly and they haven’t any means of contact. He finds her and receives the surprise of his life.
Lacey is thrilled to see Cameron, but is afraid of being hurt again. She keeps her distance and rebuffs his advances while he’s in Ireland, certain that a long distance affair will never work. But when tickets arrive for her to visit his home in Canada, she realizes his love is true and is willing to give them a second chance.
Fate intervenes when they find a murdered man on Cameron’s back deck. All evidence points to Cameron as the killer. Can their reawakened love survive the stress of a murder investigation? Or will it be the catalyst that drives them apart forever?
Cameron had been a randy youth of twenty-five when he left the ranch to go backpacking around the world. His tour began by hiking across Canada to the east coast, stopping whenever and wherever the mood struck. From Halifax, he’d flown across the Atlantic to England, and it was there he’d met the love of his life, although he hadn’t known it at the time.
Lacey Kerrigan was a beauty! All luscious curves and a fiery redhead to boot. She’d been nineteen and on vacation with her family. He’d literally bumped into her while at BuckinghamPalace to witness the Changing of the Guard. From then on, they were virtually inseparable. He and Lacey had managed to sneak away privately several times for lusty moments of true bliss.
Their tryst ended two weeks later when her family returned home to Ireland without any warning. They hadn’t exchanged addresses, phone numbers, nothing. He’d been devastated, but in the way of youth, he pulled up stakes and continued his tour.
Oh, to be young again! To go on his way with not a care in the world. No regrets. No responsibilities.
Except he couldn’t escape the memory of her. Lacey’s lovely features had remained with him throughout the years since, haunting the hours whether awake or asleep. He’d never found anyone to take her place, and he’d finally come to realize that no one could.
So he’d left last spring after the branding of new stock was finished, determined to find her. If he’d known she owned and operated her own business, that search would’ve been a lot easier. He could’ve Googled her name and gotten all the details, but he hadn’t even thought of that. No, he’d just gone off and located her the hard way.
Did she appreciate it? Not hardly.
She hadn’t given an inch in all the time he’d been there, determined to stay independent, no matter how hard he’d tried to resume their relationship.
Would she accept his invitation? Or was he doomed to be disappointed again?
Cam thought about moving to Ireland, but he was Canadian—a cowboy. All he knew was ranching.
Author Bio: Lorraine Nelson is a multi-published author who lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one.
“To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing.”
Lorraine lives alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat, enjoys spending time with her three sons and six grandchildren. When not at the computer, you can find her spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.
Lorraine loves to hear from readers. You can keep up with her releases by visiting the following locations:
Website – http://lorrainenelson.weebly.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/lornelca
Or email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome to my stop on Evernight Publishing’s Book Boyfriend Blog Hop. Unlike many of the other authors you’ll meet in perusing the participants of this blog Hop, I have only one story published with Evernight at this point in time. So for me, there was only one “boyfriend” to introduce you to — the hero of FAITH’S GIFT (Vanilla-Free Christmas), Richard Halstead.
I guess it’s a damned good thing Richard is a cut above most men. Not only a successful NYC businessman, he’s quick witted, roguishly handsome, of course, and an Alpha male all the way. The lifestyle dominant has no problems going after what he wants — in and out of the bedroom. Not a bad choice to be stuck with, don’t you think?
He made quite a splash with the ladies in my Vanilla-Free Christmas tale, FAITH’S GIFT, so Richard Halstead and his sweet submissive, Faith will be making another appearance in my May 2013 Evernight Romance on the Go title, A LEAP OF FAITH.
Meaning there is more of this hunky Dominant on the horizon. *wicked grin*
Here is my “pitch” for Richard — who by all rights should be selected as your favorite “Book Boyfriend”. I’m sure you’ll agree once you’ve read the rest of this post.
The following excerpts are all taken from FAITH’S GIFT by R. Brennan – Vanilla-Free Christmas Anthology.
Available from Evernight Publishing HERE.)
Faith glanced down at the dog who’d taken position at her feet. She gave the fluff at the top of his thick head a scratch. “Laura was right, Hercules, the view is really amazing.”
“I agree completely.”
Faith jumped and spun about. Her scream died in her throat.
The most beautiful man she’d ever encountered stood across the room from her, clad in nothing but a fluffy, white towel. Wet, black hair dripped onto broad, bronzed shoulders. The tiny rivulets of water chased each other down the hard lines of his chest, drawing her gaze along washboard ridges of a firm stomach.
Swallowing hard, Faith forced her gaze away from perfect abs, back to the man’s equally distracting face. Her heart hammered against her ribcage as she gauged the distance between herself and the front door.
Poor Faith. She never stood a chance, really. If his rugged good looks aren’t enough to persuade you, perhaps we should take a closer look at Richard’s quick wit and charm.
“I should really get going, Mr. Halstead.” She reached down and grabbed her bag. “I’ll just come back tomorrow at the same time.” Faith glanced at Hercules. “As long as you promise not to growl at me again.”
“Yes, you’re right. Absolutely. I’m sure it’s much safer to ride the subway this late than to take a well meaning stranger up on his offer of kindness.” The deep timbre of his voice made her shiver.
She wrinkled her nose. He did have a point. And besides that, what did she have to run home to? Certainly nothing as attractive or interesting as the male specimen standing in front of her. Laura’s most recent admonishments echoed in her mind—Live a little, take a chance. If Faith were brutally honest with herself, she had no real desire to leave—at least not yet. A prickle of warning jabbed at her spine, but she ignored it. “I guess you’re right.”
“Good, then you’ll stay.” Richard turned and headed to the mirrored bar built into the wall near a huge flat screen TV. He poured himself a drink from one of the crystal decanters and glanced over his shoulder at her. “Would you like one?”
See what I mean? Faith never had a chance at resisting a man like Richard Halstead. Still not convinced? Seriously?
Alright, time for the big guns… Richard’s secret weapon — his smooth, commanding Dominance…
He hadn’t moved. He just stood there, his intense green gaze devouring her.
With insides squirming and cheeks burning hot, Faith unbuckled her pants, slid them down to her ankles, and stepped out of the legs. They joined her blouse on the floor. Standing upright, she thanked the heavens she actually bothered to wear matching panties.
“Undergarments need to go as well. I want to see every inch of you.”
After a slight hesitation to gather her courage, Faith’s bra and panties joined the growing pile of discarded clothing. She stood before him, arms folded protectively over her bare breasts. Her weight shifted from left to right as he continued staring at her. God. Did I do something wrong?
“Good girl,” Richard said finally, breaking the tenuous silence. “I want you to lock your fingers behind your head. Be proud of what you offer, Faith. You are a gorgeous woman.”
She swore she blushed all the way to her toes. “Thank you, Sir.”
Faith took a deep breath and swung about. Just knowing he watched her, inspected her, gave her chills of excitement.
She let loose a gasp of shock when his warm hand caressed the curve of her hip and slid upward along her waistline, sending shivers of pleasure through her limbs. “On your knees, Faith.”
She quivered at the command in his words and tried to ignore the dampness growing between her thighs.
*swoon* I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m convinced. Richard Halstead is my choice of Book Boyfriend.
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