Sunday, January 27, 2013

Two might be company, but three will keep you up all night...(Giveaway)

by Corinne Davies

We all have bills, laundry, and bathrooms to be cleaned. Turning on the news will offer you a plethora of reasons to want a break from the day-to-day stresses we all feel. For me and most everyone one I’ve spoken to, reading is a form of escape. A fantasy-driven vacation from reality. Reading about love conquering all and good beating evil can make you feel good and give you a brighter outlook after finishing that last page. Ménage relationships, regardless of the inner dichotomy, are the deep dark fantasies that often push our boundaries.   
            The reality is that human emotions are much more complex and novels are a small slice of the character’s lives. There are a couple TV shows that have recently brought polyamourous relationships to the attention of the media. With that kind of bright light shone down on them, it’s no wonder that everyone can pick at the cracks and easily point out the flaws. This kind of relationship takes more work to create and a lot more effort to balance in real life. Not only do you have to worry about your own moods and troubles but now you are facing two or more other personalities that are relying on you and each other.

            I like to think of the Ménage Romance as a perfect shining side of this unique kind of family. There are no jealous conflicts or needs that aren’t resolved by the time the characters reach their Happily Ever After. The dragons are slain and evil vanquished. No one leaves the milk on the counter to go sour or drops their socks on the floor next to the laundry hamper.
What’s there not to like about having more than one person’s complete attention on you? Four hands on you instead of two? How about six or eight? No matter what your fantasy is, there is always someone there to take care of you.
Enjoying a good menage is my kind of vacation, and it’s a lot cheaper then a Caribbean one.

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Contest Time:  Which two (or more) people star in your fantasy-driven vacation?  Comment below to win an ebook of your choice from Corinne Davies' catalog.  Because we're talking about multiples here, multiple fantasies/posts count as multiple entries.  Be sure to leave contact info.  Contest open Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2013, midnight  Central Standard Time.   {Names drawn by online name randomizer} 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Art of Surrender (w/ Excerpt)


I thought I’d tell you about my new e-book and share a small excerpt. It’s a work in progress so the cover and title – Raise or Fold – are working versions, but the cover adds a bit of colour! Part of the Surrender Series, this book is shaping into a 70,000+ word novel due for release in spring. As expected with this collection of stories, it is not your usual romantic story. The plot is very different from my previous books, although initially it might not seem that way.

Set in the UK, Major Brandon Hunt, ex Royal Marine, has taken over his late father’s publishing business and is busy removing all erotica from its ‘bookshelves’, putting him in direct conflict with his father’s young widow who is actively involved in running the business. She recruits friend and former editor, Keira MacDonald, to change his mind. Keira is now a successful erotica author whose books are also being dropped. She is also a Domme with a sadistic kink who actively practices in the BDSM scene.  Sparks fly when she confronts Brandon over his new policy, and the fact that he hasn’t even read the books he’s removing from circulation.

Their relationship continues its fractious start when Keira manipulates Brandon into a weekend getaway as her ‘slave’. She delights in tormenting him with her overt sadist dominant ways. The weekend does not go according to plan and when Keira’s life is threatened Brandon finds himself increasingly immersed in her world. As events spiral out of control, Keira turns on him and his cautious steps toward a more intimate relationship with her rapidly devolve into disgust and hate.

I am thrilled to have a lot of beta help with this story. It’s an intricate plot walking a fine line between romance and psychological drama, and I am taking on board advice to keep the story from veering off the path to love. The conflict over Brandon’s carte-blanche removal of erotica is a key thread of the story, but the real story is the motives behind his decision, and the dynamics of a love affair where sexual tastes are close to being incompatible.

It is a journey to understanding, trust, and love that is full of twists and turns, turmoil and intrigue. There is sexual tension, hot sex, and dark BDSM play that edges into torture and abuse as an ever present threat of tragedy reaches crisis point.  A subtle twist adds a surprise element that will explain much as the story heads to its conclusion by when I hope readers will have come to love both hero and heroine.

I hope you enjoy this small excerpt.

Excerpt from RAISE OR FOLD
(working title)

     Brandon tossed and turned. To add insult to injury, Keira slept soundly beside him—naked—silk pyjamas nowhere to be seen. He stared at the ceiling, his throbbing cock seemingly determined to make him suffer for the lurid thoughts invading his mind. He flung himself over for the hundredth time and encountered a pair of glowing jewels that pierced the gloom.

His breath caught in his throat.

Keira stared at him avidly and when her tongue flickered across her lips he felt like she was devouring him alive. He followed its progress, fascinated as her lips turned moist and glossy under the moonlight filtering between the slightly parted curtains. He had tasted those lips before and the memory stirred a hunger that needed to be sated. He rose onto his elbow and dipped his head down. She returned his kiss with enthusiasm and fingers explored the back of his neck and teased his hair. He lifted high above her and, when his cock brushed her outer leg, lust blew his reservations out the door. 

‘I swore I wouldn’t do this,’ he whispered.

‘I thought I’d lost my touch,’ Keira murmured in his ear.

‘Have you got a condom?’ He’d be amazed if she didn’t.

‘Top drawer . . .  your side.’

He rolled back, opened the drawer and felt around. It took him just seconds to open the packet and roll the rubber on. His fingers trailed down her belly and traced the contours of her hip down to her leg. Her breath caught, her back arched. He could smell her excitement. He changed direction, moving steadily towards the nectar he knew would be waiting. He groaned as his fingers slipped inside her. She was so wet. He teased her folds apart, searching for her special spot that would send her wild. He found the pert nub and flicked it with his nail.

Her response was aggressive.

She surged up towards him and her mouth locked onto his. Their tongues tangled and he was only dimly aware of one hand stealing down his back and over his hip until she captured his wrist. He stilled as she pulled his hand from inside her, thinking he must have hurt her in some way. When she twisted his arm behind him he broke their kiss and drew back, but his withdrawal only caused her to tighten her grip, trapping his hand in the small of his back. He could not withdraw further without conflict.

‘Keira . . .’

‘If we do this, I’m in charge.’ Her tone was uncompromising.

Brandon hung his head and emitted a groan of sheer frustration. Every nerve in his body demanded satisfaction. His dick had gone dark side on him. His treacherous body rested on one hand and his knee between her thighs.

‘I can’t force you,’ she whispered. ‘This is still your choice.’

His head rebelled. His body grew more insistent. He wanted to take her. To sink his body into hers and relieve the tension that had been building in him since the moment she called out her opening bid. The memory tightened the coil of desire in his loins, increasing his urge to take her, to make her submit to him, except he wouldn’t force her either.

‘How far do you want to go?’ he asked.

‘Light bondage.’

His stomach began to quietly creep away from him. He was resting on his nerve-damaged arm and it trembled under his weight. Keira’s free hand reached under him and stroked his hairless balls. Shivers ran up and down his spine. His cock jerked and his hips thrust towards her.

‘Not fair,’ he gasped.

‘I won’t hurt you. I promise you will love it.’

‘Are you Sadist or Dominant?’


‘Which does this satisfy?’

‘The sadist in me enjoys your reluctance, your discomfort. Your body craves satisfaction, but the price of submission is too high.’ She squirmed beneath him and Brandon’s cock swelled to see how turned on she was by his predicament. ‘The dominant side of me loves the thought of your submission. You are so used to being in control, and you know what it is like to lose control. The consequences will haunt you to your dying day and the thought of voluntarily giving it up goes against every fibre of your being. It is a fight between desire and sanity. Do you trust me enough to steer you safely to the other side? Do you trust yourself enough to let go? Sex is a beautiful act of giving. Your submission will take it to another dimension.’

Brandon’s head was spinning. His arm was on the verge of collapse. Her fingers stroking his balls were driving him to distraction. He tested the strength of her grip on his wrist and realised she wasn’t going to let him go so easily. His body stood on the edge of a precipice and the need to make a decision panicked him.

‘Let me go.’


Story due for release Spring.

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(books can be read in any order)

When a suspected mobster arrives at her home, she knows the only way to survive is to turn her submissive nature into a warrior.  A Dominant, he knows the only way to earn her trust is to surrender.  This unconventional power exchange explores what it means to surrender yourself. 

As a soldier, he surrenders his body.  As a man, she wants him to surrender his heart.  This SciFi novel looks at the double meaning of surrender, where love is an alien invasion.

Kayla Stonor once again examines the meaning of surrender by using a military and physical storyline that questions if surrender is given or taken.  

A husband and wife explore their kinkier side and determine which is truly surrendering.  

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Live from Paris: It's Lisa Renee Jones (Giveaway)

Live From Paris:  It's Lisa Renee Jones

Hi to everyone at Inner Goddess from Paris! I’m here through the 14th when I’ll be traveling home so I’ll have a window of time I’m quiet. I can’t get use to this time change. It’s 10:40 in the morning in Colorado right now and 6:40 at night in Paris! I just got back from taking pictures of one of the areas Chris has an apartment. He has a place outside the city and one in the heart of the city. It’s been fun giving life to his back story.
I feel the same way about Rebecca’s back story and I’m excited to talk about The Inside Out series and Rebecca’s Lost Journals.

Rebecca has been very a part of the series from the very beginning and you will find that to be even more the case in book 2 (BEING ME). So these serials allow you to get to know here and even know things Sara doesn’t know since these journals were never in her hands.

In Rebecca’s Lost Journals you get her story in her words from the day she first walks into the gallery. You will also find loads of clues to what happens in BEING ME and I can’t wait to find out which ones you pick up on. One thing I can say about BEING ME is you will get the conclusion to the Rebecca thread of the trilogy. It was very important to me that readers didn’t feel like the storyline got drug out too far. 
That said, book 3 is not a fluff book. It’s very important to the trilogy and you will know why when you get to the end of BEING ME. The story doesn’t end at book 2 but don’t worry! No huge cliffhanger this time:) However, you should really want to read 3 at the end to find out what is going to happen IF I did my job as author right.


Being Me is a very dark book. I can’t promise it will be all roses. In fact, I can promise it won’t be all roses. Real life isn’t about everything being sunny side up all the time but it is about how people heal and come out on top after struggles. I hope that you will find that these stories take you on that kind of journey.

I’ll leave you with a small excerpt.... And I look forward to chatting and answering any questions I can!:)


The opening paragraph of 
Have you ever met someone who you immediately knew could change your life? I’ve heard about this happening, but I never experienced anything near it until tonight.Tonight I met him. I don’t know this man’s name, nor does he know mine, but I still feel the impact of our brief meeting deep inside.
Release Dates for Inside Out Trilogy
If I Were You  currently available in ebook; publisher push March 12, 2013 
Being Me  June 11, 2013
Revealing Us  Sept. 10, 2013
Release Dates for Rebecca's Lost Journals 
 The Seduction  available for pre-order now; releases Jan. 28, 2013 
The Contract  available for pre-order now; releases Feb. 18, 2013
My Master  available for pre-order; releases May 7, 2013
His Submissive  available for pre-order; releases July 9, 2013
The Master Undone   available for pre-order; releases August 6, 2013

Check out Lisa Renee Jones' new website-- Click Here.
Check out Lisa's Spotlight Interview from If I Were You on the Inner Goddess Forum-- Click Here.  
Check out the Inner Goddess Book Club discussion of If I Were You -- Click Here
Lisa will be stopping by to answer questions and comments below.
We love talking about Lisa's books so much, we are doing a **GIVEAWAY** of The Seduction in ebook format.  A winner will be chosen from all who comment below.  In your comment, share your favorite Lisa Renee Jones character from any of her books and why you love them.  Contest ends Jan. 19 at midnight, CST (Chicago time)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Bella Juarez's Black Ops Brotherhood Take Command

  Inner Goddess Spotlight Author
Bella Juarez

Well we had Bella scheduled for a blog.  Knowing all the trouble Bella’s had with her email and it being hijacked by a covert military group, we never expected Inner Goddess to be on the Watch List as well.  So imagine our surprise when we got this email in response to her blog post.… 

Dear Administrators at Inner Goddess Forum,

Ms. Juarez is currently unavailable for interviews.  However we understand a cancellation would be inconvenient for you.  My Command Master Chief will be answering for Ms. Juarez until she’s becomes available again.  We have developed a list of questions that should satisfy any information your readers may have about Ms. Juarez’s writing career.  If you have any questions feel free to contact my office, see enclosed for email and my office phone number.


J.T. O’Malley                                                         
Captain, USN                                                               
Commander, Navy Special Warfare Group Five          

              1 Attachment: Interview Questions w/ Official Responses

We had heard that the Black-Ops had been hijacking her interviews, but we had thought we were being under the radar this time.  So, we opened the attachment with a sense of apprehension and this is what we read:

Q: What is your writing day like?

Do people seriously want to know this shit?  Can’t we think of something interesting to ask?  Bella’s writing days are numbered if she keeps screwing around with national secrets like she’s the Gossip Girl.  If this doesn’t stop, I’m going to fuck up her planet!  But if you really want to know, she schedules her writing for about four to six hours a day. 

Q: What's the hardest thing about writing a novel?

For Bella? Hacking government computers to find out what the hell is going on inside our group.  I’m still wondering how in J. Edger Hoover she’s gotten into some of our bedrooms to find out what kind of private playtime we’ve been engaging in.  Now that’s a fucking trick! I know Badass sure wants the answer to that question.  

Q: What is the one writing item you cannot live without?

For Bella? Her life.  I’m sick of this shit.  People are getting really nervous about the spew coming from her keyboard.  Next thing we know she’ll be writing the admiral’s story.  You people don’t know warfare until he gets involved – he’s an underhanded prick!  Just saying…

Q: What is the one element you always try to incorporate into your books?

Tell me and we’ll both know. That answer would sure as hell save a lot of time and pain for Bella.    I guess she would call it suspense and intrigue.  I call it, fucking up people’s lives and endangering national security. 

Q: What inspired you to write your first book?

That’s the million dollar question isn’t, skippy?  If we knew how Bella’s twisted, fucked up mind worked, we’d have it dicked and wouldn’t have a problem right now would we?  We should have her body donated to science after this is over and figure out what the hell is wrong with her brain.  But for niceties sake, let me say this – in her dedications she thanks the US military for inspiring her stories.

Q: Do you have a favorite character?

It’s as obvious as the Rocky Mountains isn’t it?  That would be me, Master Chief.  What’s not to love?  She’s just being charitable telling other stories from these no good cocksuckers.  Rock thinks Bella’s in love with him but I think he’s full of shit!  I know deep down inside she really loves me. 

Q: What do you do when you aren't writing? 
Well I don’t write and Bella’s not available to answer right now.  She’s busy with Badass—again.  But I like to read, do some dancing and just be a fun loving guy in general.  Bella runs some kind of computer company and runs marathons for fun.  This is turning into a fucking marathon right now. Do you know how many of these she gets in a day?  I guess running a computer company is where she acquired all those hacking skills which have landed her ass in hot water right now.  Didn’t I just do one for you ladies?  I really hate repeating myself.  Shit!  These things are starting to run together for me now! 

Q: Are you a pantster or plotter? 
For the love of Saint Peter, when’s this going to end!  What the hell is this?  And, what the hell is a panster?  That sounds painful or embarrassing.  Bella’s obviously a devious little plotter whose days are numbered.   She’d better come up with a plot to get her ass out of all the shit she’s in right now.

Q: What do you find the sexiest thing about a man?   
A man!  Who the hell do you think has been talking here?  These ugly assholes around here are enough to make a hyena gag so I try not to look at them too close.  I’ll tell you about what I like in a woman.  I want ‘em curvy and classy.  I love me a nice lady who’s a wild thing when we close the bedroom door!  I also like a perfect set of toes…

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Want to know more about the Black Ops Brotherhood Series?  

Dominant Deception  Coming from Siren BookStrand January 2013 
Navy SEAL Captain Jack “Rock” O’Malley is playing a deadly computer game with a hidden enemy.  Jack must look outside his SEALs to an unlikely savior.  Anna Santiago keeps her head down as a quiet system administrator hiding a painful past.  Anna buried her outgoing, confident personality along with her husband and daughter but Jack sees behind the glasses and is drawn to the irresistible Anna. Both fight the pull of a powerful attraction.  Can Jack keep his relationship with the unwilling Anna professional?  In fighting an enemy he can’t see Jack drags the reluctant Anna into his Black Ops world.  They’re sucked into a cyber-rabbit hole of dire consequences.  Jack discovers that his beloved Anna is the terrorist’s next target and is faced with a choice that could end his military career and possibly his life.  Can Jack and his SEALs keep Anna alive before the terrorists stalking him decide its GAME OVER?

Hostile Home Front     Available at BookStrand
 Special Agent Gavin “Bad Ass” Walsh of the FBI is sent to South Texas to investigate terrorist activities. While out on a disturbance call, Gavin encounters a mysterious seductress. Compelled to attend a local social function, Gavin is introduced to the woman who has become his growing obsession: Dr. Amy Livingston.  As they fall in love, they deal with challenges from their damaged pasts. After twenty four years as a SEAL, Gavin is haunted by demons of war.  Amy carries on the quiet life of a Librarian but the facade hides a damaged soul. As the pieces of a dangerous plot come together, Gavin must survive terrorist, dirty cops, and gang bangers all taking aim at him.  Gavin walks a razor thin line when terrorist decide to use Amy as bait.  As Amy’s life hangs in the balance, Gavin realizes that failure is not an option to save the woman he loves.   

Rapid Dominance        Available at BookStrand, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles

 Engineering student, Victoria Saenz, lands a dream job as a housekeeper while she attends graduate school.  Major Reese Thompson, USMC, is no ordinary master of the house. His hard body and strict military manner is male perfection. Reese is stuck in a loveless marriage with a hypochondriac wife.  He returns from Iraq to divorce papers left with his maid.   Victoria agrees to stay, to help him pick up the pieces, but Reese’s attraction to Victoria grows every day as the house seems to get smaller. The brunette beauty is there at every turn, tempting him. They discover a deep, sometimes dark, love for one another, as danger looms. The terrorist cell Reese has worked tirelessly to take down has a secret weapon in their war against Reese. Will Reese's and Victoria's love withstand the storms of war, despite all the forces threatening to tear them apart?

BlackOps Brotherhood Series are about exciting men and women who play just as hard as they work.  This series will appeal to both men and women with hard hitting military action and the right blend of erotic romance.  These stories are about real world issues and real time relationships complicated by the ever changing mission of the military.  Bella has created a world of intrigue that is experienced by very real heroes and heroines.  These strong women and even stronger men find ways to save the world and keep loving, sometimes dark, relationships going behind closed doors.  Be sure to check for what's coming next and her latest works in progress on the series.   So far, Siren Publishing has accepted five of these novels.  The sixth novel is currently in progress. 
Bella can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Inner Goddess Forum, and her Rough and Ready Blog at  Bella’s website has all the links you need and she always welcomes new friends on Facebook.  

Get to know Bella Juarez and the Black Ops better by visiting the Spotlight Stage on the Inner Goddess Forum.  Enter by clicking here.