Sunday, May 19, 2013

Snippet Showcase 1: Sherri Hayes and Nikki Prince (Giveaway)

Cowboy Angel is here to wish all our Inner Goddesses a Happy Birthday.  A year ago, we began imagining the type of site we would like to be involved in as readers:  where readers of Romance and Erotica could meet up with others and chat about the books they read.  Our online bookclub forum   grew and evolved, and is now celebrating her birthday.

Cowboy Angel is providing the beefcake.  More desserts in the Hottie & Gentleman's Poker threads. And our wonderful authors are providing the party favors:  Snippets everyday this week for you to enjoy!  Tink and I providing the gifts:  FREE SIGNED BOOKS AND SWAG!

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So let the Party begin.......................

Snippet Showcase:  Sherri Hayes  and Nikki Prince 

Sherri Hayes' Finding Anna series

Slave, Book 1:  Rescued from the underworld of human trafficking of sex slaves, Brianna is broken.  Her rescuer Stephan is a Dom, but does he have enough control to earn her trust so that she can begin to heal?  Follow their heartbreaking and sensitive journey as they both learn together.   {And pick up a new book boyfriend along the way ;)  }

Need, Book 2:  As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life.  She knows she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs? Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued.  Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?

Truth, Book 3: Releases July 25, 2013 

We stayed in his chair until it was time for bed, and he guided me into his bedroom. Like the night before, he stripped me of my clothes, touching me in ways that made me feel warm all over. This time, however, after I was naked, he led me into the bathroom. After removing his own clothes, we stepped into the huge marble shower stall that I’d come to love. He washed me and let me wash him. I loved feeling his body under my hands. There were certain places where I’d touch and he would flex in response. I found one of those areas on his stomach, and I touched it over and over just to see his muscles move.

“What do you think you’re doing?” He smiled.

I giggled. “It moves.”

“You think that’s funny do you?” he asked, stepping toward me.


He moved closer still, until our bodies were flush against each other. I could feel his penis, hard and pressing against me. It had also been subject to my exploration. His body was still so new to me, and he seemed to like it when I touched him, so I kept doing it, trying to learn what he liked.

I expected him to stop moving once we were body against body, but he didn’t. He gripped my shoulders and continued walking us backward until my back was up against the cool tile wall and my front was pressed against the heat of him.

“I think you are being a very naughty girl, Brianna.”

I froze. Was I in trouble? Did I really do something wrong? I felt my anxiety building.

He leaned forward and kissed me with the slightest brush of his mouth, slipping out his tongue to slide gently along the seam of my lips. It was in complete contrast to what he’d just said.


“You’re not in trouble, sweetheart. I’m not talking about that kind of naughty.”

I took a deep breath and tried to relax.


“Brianna, I want to tell you something. Are you listening?” he asked as he moved his mouth from my lips and trailed down my jaw to my neck. I tilted my head back instinctively, asking for more. His mouth felt amazing, and it was hard to think straight.

“Yes,” I gasped.

“I will never, ever, use sex against you as a punishment. Sex is meant to be fun and pleasurable. I would never do anything to make you feel otherwise, do you understand?”

I nodded.

“I want to hear you say it, Brianna,” he said, sinking his teeth with the slightest pressure into the skin just above my collarbone.

“I understand . . . Sir.” I gripped the tops of his arms, feeling the need to hold on to something even though I was pressed against the wall barely able to move.
“Good girl. Now I want you to close your eyes and relax. You’ve had your fun exploring my body, and now I’m going to have fun exploring yours.”

Sherri Hayes   Website  Buying Link

Nikki Prince's Once Upon a Dream 

Waking Beauty, book 1:  Aurora Devine's libido has been asleep for over eight years since running away from her Master, Felipe Santiago Castro. She's convinced the only way she can find peace of mind and pleasure is to go to Once Upon a Dream Fantasies.  Felipe wants to show Aurora that he's the only fantasy she needs.  He plays along and gives her the fantasy she wants, but in the end hopes she'll realize that her submissiveness calls to his dominance and they're a matched pair.

Cinda's Fella, book 2:  Releases May 23, 2013 

Cinda A. Rella's life revolved around helping others. She’s used to not getting what she wanted, everyone else’s needs mattered more. She'd spent her life taking care of her father, stepmother and two stepsisters. When her father and stepmother died, Cinda continued taking care of her stepsisters and ran from the only man who could give her everything she ever wanted.

Nicolai Charming is a dominant used to getting what he wants, and he wants Cinda. Nico has the antidote for what ails Cinda and he plans to make the fantasy he holds for them come true. With help from friends, Felipe Castro, Aurora Devine and Doctor Godwin A. Fairee he finds a way to get her to Club Fantasy so that his Once Upon a Dream can come true.


 She finally found her voice. “Nico, what are you doing here?”

He laughed and she flushed. What a stupid question. “Hmm, well, this is my office, Cinda.”
  “Yes, right. I guess I meant why’re you here so late. But then that would bring up the same answer. You can be here as much as you’d like. I was just cleaning; I can go and come back when you’re gone. My regular janitor for your offices isn’t here.” She was rambling. He stood and with a gasp she hurried towards the door. Her only thought was of escaping.
  “Going so soon, Cin? We haven’t seen each other in years.” He was barring her way. She stopped just in front of him.
 “There’s a reason for that, Nico.” She licked her lips and groaned inwardly as his gaze riveted to her mouth and his grin widened even more.
  “Now, now … you know you don’t mean that. I know you so very well, like the back of my own hand, Cin.”
He was right, he knew her, though that didn’t mean they needed to be together in any way, shape, or form. He advanced and she moved back. She held her hands up to stop him from getting any closer; he pressed his chest into her hands, and she discerned it was on purpose.
 “Master…” The word was out before she could stop it.
“There, now tell me that doesn’t feel right. Tell me.”
  She didn’t say anything, just continued to stare up into the most gorgeous eyes ever. She swallowed hard.
  “You can’t tell me because it wouldn’t be true.” When he cupped her chin in his hand, she let go the ragged breath she’d been holding. His touch sent electricity through her body. He was always so gentle and caring, something she hadn’t had in her life before him or since.
  “Tell me that you don’t want this … me.”
  She couldn’t tell him that, because it wouldn’t be the truth. She’d wanted him from the moment she’d met him. He used the pad of his thumb to stroke over her bottom lip and when she didn’t move away he moved his thumb and replaced it with his lips. She moaned, her hands still against his chest, but curled into his dress shirt.
 He tugged at her lips with his teeth then teased along the seam with his tongue, demanding entrance. Unable to deny him anything she parted her mouth and moaned softly as his tongue filled her mouth.
 He drew her even closer when he hooked his fingers into the belt loops on her jeans and tugged her forward. The evidence of his desire pressed against her lower belly through his pants. She didn’t resist him. In fact, she whimpered when he parted the kiss.
  “Damn, I’ve missed your taste, girl.”
 She licked her lips again and his gaze darkened.
  “You know just what to do to me.”
  As he said those words he walked her backwards and then she felt the desk bump the back of her legs. She opened her mouth to protest and it was as if he knew that’s what she was going to do as he covered her mouth with his own.
 Besides their breathing, the only sound in the room was the rasp of her zipper as he undid her denims then pulled them down over her hips. They pooled at her feet and he picked her up and settled her on the edge of the desk, causing her jeans to slip off and onto the floor. She was in a pair of silk bikini panties and a t-shirt that was emblazoned with her business name, Midnight Cleaners.
 He drug his mouth from hers. “This is your last chance to say no…” He was gently massaging her back. He’d always had strong, capable hands that turned her to putty.
 “Please what, Cin? It hasn’t been that long that you don’t know who I am to you.” He pulled her t-shirt up over her head, tossing it to the floor. When he cupped her breasts and kneaded them, she arched into his hands. She cried out as he nipped the tops of her breasts.
 "Who am I to you, Cin?” he said once more, a bit firmer than before.
  “Master Nico...”
 Nikki Prince  Website     Buying Link

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  1. Nikki Prince will be posting next week on our blog, so be sure to check back to learn more about her new series, Once Upon a Time.

    Sherri Hayes will be blogging with us July 23 in time for a Truth giveaway on its release day July 25. Be sure to come back and learn more secrets.

  2. I have read both Slave and Need and they are some of my favorite books! I preordered Release the day it went on sale at Amazon! You won't be disappointed, these books are amazing. You will love the characters and root for them finding happiness.

    I haven't read Nikki yet but you can best believe after reading the snippets, they are on my list!

    Thanks ladies for the wonderful snippets.

  3. Sherri Hayes is one of my favorite authors. I have read all her books and just love the Finding Anna series. I am counting down the days to the July 25th release day for Truth.