Category Archives: Horror

#MySexySaturday: Seven Paragraphs of Steamy Goodness From Me to You #erotic #BDSM #Dark


Welcome to the Book Nook and thanks for stopping by for my first Sexy Saturday post. I am hoping to make this a weekly blog feature. Let’s just hope I can stick to that. Sometimes the best laid plans…

Anyway, the idea behind this particular feature is to post 7 paragraphs, sentences or words from a WIP or published work. This week I’ve decided to feature seven paragraphs from a published work — my erotic horror novella, BLOOD AND FIRE.

Here is my teaser for this week:

Rock music filled my ears as we stepped into the large, open space. The scent of sex and leather permeated the air. Massive crystal chandeliers hung from the twenty-foot ceiling. The tiny prisms caught strobe lights stationed throughout the room cast redacted rainbows onto the walls. A giant circular fountain presented a well-endowed statue of a male angel–like the ones at the front walk–dominated the center of the gymnasium sized room. The winged man stood with his arms and face lifted to the sky. A steady stream of water arched from his insanely large manhood into the shimmering pool.

The entire space swam with humanity. One mass gyrated on the lighted floor at the base of two ten foot speakers. The dancers, in every conceivable manner of fetish gear–some naked like me–writhed and ground against one another. A man crawled past on his mistresses leash sporting a studded collar and a headpiece of floppy dog ears. A butt plug with an attached tail wagged to and fro.

Kevin moved further into the crowd. The short leash set my brisk pace as I followed behind. We passed a live incarnation of the Monopoly man, complete with top hat and monocle, but instead of a suit, he wore an adult diaper. I sucked in a breath, yanking my open-mouthed gaze from the black hat bobbing through the crowd, as leather brushed across my nipples.

The scruffy, round man I bumped into flashed a grin and grabbed a handful of my ass.

With a shiver of revulsion, I gulped and scurried to keep up with Kevin.

Fetish stations lined the walls. A small group surrounded a naked man strapped to a spanking bench, where a woman in a vinyl cat suit worked his ass with a large glass dildo. Naked cocktail servers, male and female, carried drink-laden trays high over their heads. At the far end of the room marble steps rose to a red-carpeted dais with a St Andrew’s cross at its center. The spotlight at its base cast an eerie shadow on the overlooking stained glass windows. As I trailed behind Kevin, the cross drew my eyes. I wondered what it would be like to be strapped to it, have everyone’s eyes on me as a flogger kissed my back and burned welts down my ass and thighs. My heel caught in a tile crack, and I stumbled sideways–the jerk on my throat returned my attention to the present.

Kevin glanced back. “Stay with me, kitten.” He seemed to have a specific location in mind as he weaved his way through the maze of flesh and leather. He came to a halt at a collection of couches at the right of the carpeted dais.

Now that I have you all curious and foaming for more (or something like that), here are the details on the work:

Blood and Fire Cover

Blood and Fire

Genre: Erotic Horror (BDSM)
Publisher: MustItUp Publishing

Blurb: College student, Francesca Morgan has finally met the Dominant man of her dreams. Kevin Stevenson is sexy, sure of himself, and knows just how to make her knees quake.

When he takes Frankie to her first fetish party, she is reminded being collared means her Master can do what he wishes with her, including offering her “services” for the evening to a Dominant business associate he is trying to impress.

It doesn’t take long for Frankie to realize their host, Bartholomew Andrews is nothing like any Dom she has ever served. Aside from his devastating looks and heaping financial fortune, Bartholomew can read her thoughts, and knows just how to make her body react.

Can Frankie keep her wits about her and serve at his feet without falling for him, or will Master Amazing steal both her heart and her soul in one steamy night of servitude?


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Thanks for stopping by 🙂

#SexySnippets: Coming Face to Face with Master Amazing #erotic #BDSM #BloodandFire

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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?”

“Allow me.”

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.


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#SexySnippets: Meet Master Bartholomew #BloodandFire #Erotic #Horror #BDSM

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Welcome back for another week if Sexy Snippets, where we post seven steamy sentences from a WIP or published work. With vacation last week, I didn’t get a chance to visit with the other participants last week, and I really missed my weekly dose of teasers. Not this Sunday. Yay me 🙂

Blood and Fire CoverFor my posting this week, I’ve decided to dip back into Blood and Fire, and bring you all a little taste of the dark, sexy and extremely dominant, Bartholomew Andrews to you all. Here is seven sentences from BLOOD AND FIRE featuring Master Bartholomew, or as Frankie has aptly nicknamed him, “Master Amazing”. You’ll have to let me know in the comments if you agree with her or not.

 The desperate swing of my gaze froze when it caught on the nearby dais.

Beside the St Andrew’s Cross, at the top of the marble stairs, stood the most perfect man I’d ever seen. Hooded by thick lashes any woman would envy, eyes the color of a summer sky scanned the crowded room from beneath a wild mop of jet black curls.

My gaze slid down his smooth chiseled chest, over a washboard stomach, and focused on the silver belt buckle topping his black trousers. It shimmered beneath the flashing strobes, drawing my attention while hiding what I hungered to see most. My eyes swept back to his glorious face, eager to devour more of his dark beauty.

I met with Master Amazing’s penetrating stare.

A gasp tore from my throat.

Mmm…mmm.mmmmmm Tasty vittles, I tell ya.

To read more about Bartholomew, grab a copy of Blood and Fire, available at the retailers below.

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All Romance eBooks  |  Coffee Time Romance  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords

Be sure to stop by the other blogs offering you SEXY SNIPPETS this week. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Happy Sunday!

#WickedWednesday: Something to heat up a chilly afternoon. #excerpt #erotic #dark


Welcome to the first post of what I am hoping will turn into a weekly feature here at the Book Nook. Each Wednesday, I will be posting a wicked excerpt from a released or soon to be released story/novella/novel. They won’t all be my stories, as I am hoping to wrangle some other erotic authors to participate in the coming weeks.

Just a little something to get you through the Hump Day with a smile on your face.

Today’s Wicked Excerpt comes from my most recent erotic release, Blood and Fire.

He moved his hand to the other knob and gave it a twist, until both of my breasts ached in time with the whims of the device in his hand. I groaned in anguished pleasure. My center begged for penetration, evidenced by the juices that made the long trek down my legs, finally reaching my ankles. My hands balled to fists. “Please…Master.”

Bartholomew crouched before me and set the box on the floor between my spread legs.

My eyes followed his movements, watched the flex of his broad, muscled shoulders. His dark head leaned forward, inhaled the scent of my desire in a long sniff. As his fingers spread my soaking folds, tremors shuddered through me. Lifting his eyes to mine, he ran a finger over my swollen nub. Prickles of fire spiraled outward from my pussy, and a cry of pleasure ripped from my throat.

His hand dropped away. Bartholomew rose, towering over me again. The power of his presence rendered me drunk. “Not yet, slave. I won’t take you under false pretenses. Even the Fallen have honor.”

The Fallen? My head came forward until my eyes met his. I tried to find the part of my brain that processed speech. The electric pulses shuddering into my nipples continued to distract me. “What?” The word came out as barely a whisper.

A typhoon of sapphire waves churned in his eyes as the electrodes tore away from my breasts with a jolt. My muscles tensed. The air caught in my lungs.

“It’s time to lift the veil, Francesca.”

The dark tone of his words stabbed into my soul. What veil? I’m naked.

Bartholomew crushed my mouth with his, scattering all productive thought.

My fear disintegrated beneath the onslaught of his lips, and the taste of his tongue as it branded mine. Heat, sparked by his mouth, slid downward, like I’d swallowed a glowing ember. The spark settled in my stomach, and caught flame, spreading through me like a windblown brushfire.

If you are interested in reading more about Frankie’s experiences with Master Bartholomew, here is where you can get a copy.

Buy Links

 MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | ARe | BookStrand 

 Barnes and Noble | Smashwords

Hope to see you all next week for another Wicked Wednesday installment.


#Review: The Trouble With Nightingale by Amaleen Ison (@amaleenison) #YALit #Horror

Okay folks…I am going to be honest with you here. I have NO CLUE why when I was working on my blog I came across the post below as a “DRAFT”. I really thought I had posted this a long time ago. Maybe I did and this will be a repost. *shrugs* Who knows.

Anyway, here is a review I did for a fantastic YA horror novella I read written by an author I consider a friend, aside from thinking she is beyond talented. *gush gush* 😛


The Trouble With Nightingale
The Trouble With Nightingale by Amaleen Ison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful short story!

I gave this one a read yesterday while on the train to NYC for work and I just LOVED it. It had been on my Nook waiting for me to find some time to read it for months and I am so glad I finally got the chance. The characters were vibrant and realistic, even in the context of a paranormal type tale. A completely unique twist on the dart arts and witchcraft.

Ms Ison has a gift for descriptive tales or the supernatural, and The Trouble with Nightingale is no different. I fell in love with the characters, most especially Fabian. Just too cute for words. I don’t put spoilers in my reviews, so I won’t get into too much detail on him, but I bet if you give it a read, you will agree with me.

I highly recommend this for anyone interested in paranormal tales appropriate to a YA audience and those who enjoy reading stories about the occult or witchcraft.

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Cover Reveal: Blood and Fire by R. Brennan (@bexbrennan) – Yup, That’s Me :)

I always enjoy being part of a fabulous new cover reveal, but it is always extra special when the reveal is for your own cover.

MuseItUp Publishing has contracted my paranormal erotic short, Blood and Fire. The release is set for sometime in December 2012, and will be available in eBook format only, but the digital cover is all done and ready for public consumption.

Title: Blood and Fire
Author: R. Brennan
Genre: Paranormal erotica
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Release Date: December 2012
Keywords: Erotic, Paranormal, Erotic Horror, Paranormal Erotica

Back of the Book: 

College student, Francesca Morgan has finally met the Dominant man of her dreams. Kevin Stevenson is sexy, sure of himself, and knows just how to make her knees quake.

When he takes Frankie to her first fetish party, she is reminded being collared means her Master can do what he wishes with her, including offering her “services” for the evening to a sexy Dominant business associate he is trying to impress.

It doesn’t take long for Frankie to realize their host, Bartholomew Andrews is nothing like any Dom she has ever served. Aside from his devastating looks and heaping financial fortune, Bartholomew can read her thoughts, and knows just how to make her body react.

Can Frankie keep her wits about her and serve at his feet without falling for him, or will Master Amazing steal her heart and her soul in one steamy night of servitude?

I have to admit, I just LOVE THIS COVER. Of course, I may be biased. What do you think? You know how much I love your comments. Lay it on me, folks. 😀

One final note: My heartfelt thanks to MuseItUp Publishing and my talented cover artist, Suzannah Safi for the amazing cover.

Purchase Links:

MuseItUp Publishing


Blood and Fire to Be Published by MuseItUp Publishing #erotica #erotic #horror #BDSM

I am so excited to announce that MuseItUp Publishing has accepted my erotic horror short, BLOOD AND FIRE, and will be publishing it as a stand alone eBook.

The story is set for release in December 2012 — which is perfect timing, as my short story, Routine Maintenance will also debut in December as part of the Felt Tips Charity Anthology. The idea of having two stories out at the same time has me really looking forward to winter (and this NEVER happens).

I’m also working on a short story to sub for another anthology featuring holiday themed stories featuring KINK — we all know how I love kinky tales. *evil grin*

A BDSM-style collar that buckles in the back. ...

I’ll be sure to post more information on that as I get closer to actually finishing the story and getting it ready for submission, but I wanted to make sure to stop in and give you all an update on how things are going with me.

Didn’t want you thinking I abandoned you all again.


Six Sentence Sunday: Give me chills, baby! #sixsunday

Welcome back for another sizzling Six Sentence Sunday posting. I’m glad to see you here again.

This week, I thought I would post an excerpt that gives me the chills, since we don’t seem to be getting enough of them in Upstate NY this winter. These sentences are from my published erotic horror short, Blood and Fire.  This posting is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

Hope you enjoy.

Kevin ground the heel of his hand against my clit sending my eyes wide open as shivers of lightning shot through my splayed legs. He slid his hand up, tracing the split of my lips with his index finger, pressing my juices through the intricate lace. He brought the finger to his lips and sucked my pleasure from it like a glazed doughnut. “Such a good girl.”

 I moaned with barely constrained desire as he pulled into a long winding driveway. My fingers dug into the leather seat by my hips.

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Daily Frights: 366 Days of Dark Flash Fiction Now Available

Daily Frights 2012

Cover Price $24.99
 by Daily Flash Publications, an Imprint of Pill Hill Press
DAILY FRIGHTS 2012: 366 DAYS OF DARK FLASH FICTION (LEAP YEAR EDITION) is 2012  flash fiction calendar anthology, with a 500 word or less short story featured  for every day of the calendar year. Filled with 366 short stories, this is a fun  and practical anthology designed for busy readers.
The anthology can be purchased from the Pill Hill Press Bookstore or at Amazon. Soon to be available at Barnes and Noble and other locations. There should also soon be eBook versions available for those of you who prefer that to a paper copy of the anthology.
My Story, Jason’s Obsession is featured on June 24th. The anthology also features shorts by a number of other writers in one of my favorite critique circles.
Make sure to look for fantastic stories by Amaleen Ison, Mark Stone, Ruth Lauren Steven, R.C. Kinkead, RJ MacGregor, and Kristine Goodfellow.

Review: Mile 81

Mile 81
Mile 81 by Stephen King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

At $5.99 for the ebook download, I really expected a novel instead of a short story. I can’t even call it a novella — it was that short.

The story was interesting and I did enjoy the read, but I have to say it was missing some of the dark sparks I expect from Mr. King. Not so much a disappointment for me, as just *meh, it was okay*

Hoping the novel due out in November has more of what I read Stephen King novels for, originality and dark twist you dont see coming.

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