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#CalienteBlogHop: You tell me what’s hot. #Erotic #BDSM #Giveaway

Caliente Blog Hop

Welcome to the Book Nook for my little corner of the Caliente Blog Hop, brought to you by the Four Seduced Muses. I have been looking forward to this particular hop because it not only gives me the chance to meet and hopefully earn a few new followers, the rules for this one were super simple, and right up my alley. Just make the post HOT.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to share some short snippets from three of my erotic stories. Each is available in eBook at Amazon and various other retailers, but what I want to know from all of you stopping in, is which excerpt do you think is the HOTTEST. You can vote for your choice in the comments along with your email address to qualify to WIN the prize I’m offering here. The Four Muses will also be offering a GRAND PRIZE (includes eBooks, gift cards and swag) to one lucky hopper.

What’s hotter than that?

Okay, first I will give you the excerpts, and then give you the links and rules for entering to WIN.

Excerpt #1 (from BLOOD AND FIRE):

Once he’d maneuvered a right turn off the ramp, he glanced at me. “Open your legs, kitten. I want to taste my pussy.”

His words burned into my consciousness like a shot of tequila down my throat. My cheeks reflected the heat as I uncrossed my ankles and separated the heeled boots as far apart as the car’s seating allowed. Once I sucked air into my lungs, my tongue peeked out to moisten my lips.

Kevin reached across. Eyes on the road, his hand settled on my knee, slid up my thigh with torturous slowness, and stopped just short of my throbbing prize. He deftly took a left turn while his warm palm rested near my slick opening–unmoving–teasing me with its resistance to explore further.

Excerpt #2 (from FAITH’S GIFT):

She strained against his wristlock, tried to move closer to him.

“Patience,” he warned, holding her in place. “Good things come to those who wait.”

Frustration wormed its way into her chest. “You started it.”

Richard chuckled and released her. “True enough. But, I’m afraid you’re in over your head. I’m having terribly impure thoughts at the moment.”

She flashed a teasing grin. “Like?”

He inched closer, his voice coming just above a whisper. “Like blindfolding you and tying you spread eagle on my bed so I can take my time tasting every inch of you.” He reached up and tucked a long strand of chestnut from her flushed face. “That would be a fair start.”

Her stomach tightened into a knot.

Excerpt #3 (from A LEAP OF FAITH) — releases May 15, 2013

“Tell me, do you bruise easily?”

It took her a few moments to fully comprehend his words. “Uh…I’m not sure. I don’t think so.” She was fairly certain she didn’t want to know why he would ask something like that.

“I’m surprised, considering the paleness of your complexion.” Richard grabbed a handful of round cheek in each hand and pulled them apart. “I could play with you for hours.” He released her. “I’m sure you don’t mind.”

Before she could answer, he swirled a teasing digit around her brown eye, scattering her thoughts. He gathered up some of her creamy goodness and stuffed it into the hungry hole. “Have you ever had your ass fucked?”

Faith recalled Sebastian’s fumbling efforts to take her ass and shook her head. “No, Sir.”

“Such a waste. We should fix that.

Okay. Now that I have you all worked up, it’s time to tell you how you can win the prizes being offered for the Hop.

To enter to WIN the GRAND PRIZE visit FOUR SEDUCED MUSES and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on their site. You can click there name above or HERE to jump over there now and enter.

LINKY LIST of Participating Blogs (make sure to share the love and enter to win bunches of great prizes)

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For my part of the Blog Hop, I am offering a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky entrant. To enter for your chance to win, just comment below and tell me which of the three excerpts above you think is the hottest and why. Don’t forget to tell me why, though, or I’ll have to disqualify your entry.

That’s it. I won’t make you follow this blog or my Facebook or Twitter pages.

But, if you want to, I certainly won’t discourage you. *wink*

“Like” Bex Book Nook on Facebook

Follow R. Brennan on Twitter

Yup. That’s right. I’m serious. No hoops for this one. Just one simple question. But… (always a but, right?) be sure to leave your email address with your entry so I can contact you should you be selected as the winner.

Looking forward to seeing which snippet you all think is the hottest. And, if you are interested in purchasing any of the stories featured in this post, just click the covers on the right sidebar to visit their respective purchase sites.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. It was a pleasure having you over.

Happy hopping!!

#BookBoyfriend Blog Hop: Meet NYC Dominant, Richard Halstead


Book Boyfriends…

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

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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.”

“Turn around.”

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.

Don’t you agree?

Good 🙂

Click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend (IE. Richard Halstead)

You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry! While you’re there, check out the list of other Book Boyfriend candidates. I have every confidence you’ll still vote for Richard, even after meeting them all.

What’s up for grabs?

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).
  • Plus, each author (that’s where I come in) offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

For my part of the HOP, I am giving away:

a $10 AMAZON Gift Card to one lucky commentor.

I have only two requirements for entry.

  1. Leave a comment below telling me what qualities you look for in a boyfriend. You must include your email address in the comment, so I can contact you if your selected as my winner. Copied and pasted entries will not be accepted, so make your answer unique.
  2. LIKE” Bex Book Nook on Facebook (YES, this is also required to qualify for prizes)

NOTE: Don’t forget to leave me your email address. Unfortunately, if you don’t leave that information in your comment, I will have to disqualify you for the prize. Rules is rules, dontcha know?

Voting for your favorite Book boyfriend, and entry here for the Amazon gift card are both open until Midnight EST on April 21st

REMEMBER: Keep hopping to the next author or blogger and enter to win even more great prizes.

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#SexySnippets: New Adventures For Faith and Richard #Erotic #erorom #Ds #BDSM

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Happy Sunday and welcome to my little corner of Sexy Snippets. Where we share seven sentences from a published work or WIP.

This week, I started writing a sequel to Faith’s Gift, my story in Evernight Publishing’s Vanilla-Free Christmas Anthology. Here’s a small taste to tantalize you this day of rest and rejuvenation.

In this snippet, Richard and Faith are enjoying an evening together. Faith is currently collared and blindfolded.

NOTE: The below excerpt is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

His whisper came low and husky in her ear, puckering her nipples. “Hands and knees, pet. It’s time for dinner.”

Curiosity danced with fear as Faith lowered to her knees, leaned forward and pressed her palms to the carpet. It took effort to keep her breathing even as she waited in the black silence. Her skin tingled in anticipation of his touch. With no panties to absorb her arousal, moisture slicked her inner thighs.

Mmmm…mmm… Gotta love that Richard Halstead. 🙂 I know I do.

What do you think? I love feedback, so feel free to share your thoughts below.

Be sure to swing by the other sites sharing snippets for you this week. You can find the list of participants HERE. Or you can just click the banner at the top of the post, if that’s easier for you.

Thanks for coming by and happy Sunday!

#SexySnippets: Time to Heat Things Up #erotic #Ds #BDSM

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Welcome back to the Book Nook for another installment of Sexy Snippets. This week, I’ve decided to heat things up with a tiny teaser from my story from Vanilla Free Christmas, FAITH’s GIFT, since I am working on a longer follow up tale with a much naughtier bent.

THIS EXCERPT IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. You have been warned — in all CAPS, no less. 🙂

“You’re absolutely gorgeous when you’re in pain. A wonderful surprise for me, but quite dangerous for you.”

She stiffened. Would he really hurt her? To that point, even the things he’d done to her that had caused pain had also brought intense pleasure.

Richard stroked her cheek. “Don’t panic, lamb. I’m too set on fucking you at the moment to do much else.”

I have to agree with the ladies. Richard makes my knees wobbly. What do you think? I love comments and feedback, so feel free to share your thoughts.

Make sure you visit with the others offering SEXY SNIPPETS this week.

Happy Sunday.

#SexySnippets: A Peak at the First Time #erotica #BDSM

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Today I decided I would share a bit of my piece from Vanilla-Free Christmas, Faith’s Gift. I’ve been working on plotting a follow up story featuring tasty NYC Dom, Richard Halstead and his new submissive, Faith Daniels.

In this snippet,  Richard has brought Faith into his “special room” for the first time so he can “grab a few things…

“And I just say that if I want you to stop?” She cast a worried glance at the giant cross.

“Yes.” Richard tested the collar’s length around her throat, turned back to the wall, removed a different one, and repeated the process. “Lift your hair for me.”

She did as instructed, and he placed the collar around her neck. She put her chin to her chest so he could fasten the buckle.

Can’t wait to dive into more from Richard and Faith. How bout you?

Be sure to stop by the other blogs sharing SEXY SNIPPETS this week. Hit the link or the banner at the top of the post to find the list.

Hope to see you again next week 🙂

New Release News: Vanilla-Free Christmas Now Available #erotica #BDSM #KINK @evernightpub


Title: Vanilla-Free Chrismas
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: December 3, 2012

Blurb: This Christmas, the best gifts are waiting for those who have been naughty…

And the toys under the tree are not for children. Sexy Santas, naughty elves, and dominant shifters are ready to spread some very kinky Christmas cheer. It’s a good thing the ladies in our stories are looking for anything but vanilla.

Be Warned: ménage sex, anal sex, sex toys, BDSM, spanking

~ 9 Author Kink Anthology~

Santa’s Beard by Doris O’Connor
The Olympian by Sandra Bunino
Three in a Tub by Giselle Renarde
A Few of My Favorite Things by Seleste deLaney
The Man Inside by Lila Shaw
Who’s Been Naughty and Nice? by Vanessa Devereaux
Secrets Santa by Raven McAllan
Faith’s Gift by R. Brennan
A Very Furry Christmas by Jorja Lovett

BUY Links:

Evernight Publishing


All Romance eBooks



Six Sentence Sunday: A Taste of Faith’s Gift #sixsunday

Since I am still celebrating my contract signing with Evernight Publishing, I figured I would post another little tease from my Christmas story, FAITH’S GIFT. This week, I have put the focus on Richard Halstead, the oh so yummy Dominant stranger.

“Patience,” he warned, holding her in place. “Good things come to those who wait.”
Frustration wormed its way into her chest. “You started it.”
Richard chuckled and released her. “True enough, but I’m afraid you’re in over your head. I’m having terribly impure thoughts at the moment.”

So, what do you think of Richard? As always, your comments and impressions are welcome.

Be sure to click the banner at the top of the post to visit with the other authors offering snipits today.

Happy Sunday. Thanks for stopping by 😀

Faith’s Gift Has Been Contracted by Evernight Publishing (@evernightpub)! #erotica #BDSM

That’s right, you heard it here. I have finally managed to write a story worthy of the publisher my Pen Sisters, Lila Shaw and Kastil Eavenshade have been raving about — Evernight Publishing.

FAITH’S GIFT, a romantic, erotic short with strong BDSM elements has been accepted and contracted to be included in Evernight’s Christmas kink anthology, Vanilla-Free Christmas.

Most of you know how much I enjoy writing kinky BDSM oriented stories, so this anthology was a no-brainer for me.

I am so absolutely excited to have earned a spot in the Evernight family and to join such amazing authors as Lila and Kastil, not to mention others like Sandra Bunino. So stoked!!

I don’t have a ton of details yet, nor do I know what other authors will be included in the anthology, but I promise to pass along any information I get.

In the meantime, Evernight has already added me to their Authors Page, so you can find my links and contact info — and hopefully at some point soon, get a look at some other titles I will have available through Evernight (yes, ya gotta dream big, baby!)

My Evernight Author Page

Six Sentence Sunday: BDSM and Kink are HOT #duh #sixsunday

For my first post back in the swing of things for Six Sentence Sunday, I thought I would stir things up a bit, and maybe turn the heat up with a little snipit of the erotic short I just finished.

The story was written for a Kinky Christmas anthology, and I am still waiting on word of an acceptance or rejection, but in light of all the talk and hype lately with respect to kink and BDSM in fiction, I figured I would join in on the fun. This is part of a scene between the two main characters, Faith Daniels and Richard Halstead. (BTW — Hercules is Richard’s Saint Bernard)

Without further delay, here is my six sentences for this week:

“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,” Richard agreed. ” 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.”

You have to keep an eye on that Richard, he can be pretty convincing when he wants to be…so like a Dom 😛

As always, I would love to hear your comments or thoughts on the excerpt. Feel free to share.

Oh, and while you’re at it, please make sure to click the image at the top of the post or visit and visit with the other authors participating in this week’s Six Sentence Sunday event.

Thanks so much for stopping in. See you next time.

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