Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A New Year's Eve Message from Inner Goddess

Sit back and enjoy our 2014 year in review by Pearls and TinkNCognito.
And for 2015, join our Inner Goddess New Year's Resolution: TRY SOMETHING NEW THAT YOU'LL ENJOY AND SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND!

A Year in Review by Pearls

This was the year that Tink and I let our Inner Goddesses out to play!  After spending a year building the forum and making online friends, we joined the party LIVE and OUTLOUD!  First we spent a Wild, Wicked Weekend in San Antonio.  In addition to hanging out with the 2014 Caveman of the Year Taylor "Takeitoff" Cole and dancing it up at a male review, we got to watch a Drag Queen Review and play dress up like goddesses, cowgirls, and more!  Best of all, we met great friends.  I am so excited to know such warm sweet ladies like Trish, Lori King, Tracie, Desiree Holt, Laurie Olerich, Brenna Zinn, and more.  You ladies not only made the weekend fun, but this entire year! 

Tink and I also were honored to host the Warrior Goddess Charity event for cancer survivors.  We raised over $1000 to help warrior goddesses reclaim their lives.  As we did, authors and readers shared their stories of survival and loss, reminding us of the women in our own lives we dedicate this event to.  We are honored that others join us in this great cause, so THANK YOU. 

RT panel w Lexi Blake & Shayla Black
Rarely are Tink and I separated, but she was sailing the Caribbean while I took a solo trip to RT Booklovers in New Orleans.  WOW.  I can't even begin to list all of the great friends I made, plus running into old friends from WWW.  Best of all I met cherrymarie, who is now working with us on the forum.  All of the workshops were great and I enjoyed meeting authors like Randi Alexander, Sophie Oak/Lexi Blake, Carrie Anne Ryan, Olivia Jaymes, Tiffany Reisz, Cat Johnson, Tina Folsom, Lisa Renee Jones, and the list goes on.  I'll just say Penguin totally rocked Bourbon Street and RT had the most awesome Meet-n-Greet party:  Authors packed wall to wall!

Reunited with my BFF, Tink and I went back to San Antonio for RWA in July.  
RWA with authors
Seeing old friends again, like Melissa, Nadine, and Kimberly was great, but so was meeting new friends like Rhea Regale and Sydney Bristol.  I got to meet some of my favorite authors like Laura Kaye (yes, I completely fangirled) and hangout with Simone Elkeles and her cover model.  It was such a pleasure to see our friend Julie Kenner win a RITA!!!   And our pre-InnerGoddess author friends joined us too: Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra and Victoria Saccenti.

RWA w Randi Alexander
So in this year of living large and letting my Inner Goddess reign, I found that my Inner Goddess is happiest when surrounded by good friends and by books and their awesome authors.  In November, we were invited on our first live Radio talk show with Sable Hunter and Randi Alexander.  I was grinning the whole time, so happy to sit around and chat and joke with two great authors like friends.  I'm not just in awe of them for being great storytellers, but I also like them as people

So whether it was building a fan site for Tara's Temptresses (Tara Rose) or crowning Heather Rainier as the 3-time Hottest Male author champion, it was tons of fun because it was time spent with friends.

I couldn't imaging having more fun running a blog than I am by doing it with my BFF Tink.  Our planning lunches are the highlight of my month.  And she always has my back!!!  Here's to even more fun in 2015!

A Year in Review by TinkNCognito

This has been a banner year number two for Pearls and Tink and the InnerGoddess Blog.  We are having so much fun with all our authors, friends and other fans.  We have hosted around 400 blog posts, held several Facebook parties and Twitter parties and just shared the love we have for erotic literature and our favorite authors.

Goddesses at WWW
Our journey started in February when we went to Wild Wicked Weekend in San Antonio.  Pearls makes a great roomie and we met some amazing authors, many who became fast friends.  We both had fangirl moments meeting Cerise Deland, Desiree Holt and Regina Carlysle and fell in love with Brenna Zinn and Dalton Diaz.  Along with Samantha Cayto, these ladies throw one hell of a party.  It was like spending 4 days with your best friends.  And the cavemen weren't shabby.  We finally got to meet Lori King (we are huge fans), Cassandra Carr, hooked up with Bella Juarez and became fast friends with Laurie Olerich (all are awesome authors so check them out).  We met so many authors that weekend and so many fans, just like us!  It reminded us that authors are also fans, just like we are.  We were sad when it was over but are already booked for WWW in 2015.  Not sure much would be able to keep us away.

In early May, Tink did her first author interview with Laurie Olerich for YouTube
Belles on Wheels: Lisa Renee Jones
( which was so much fun.  Who doesn't like talking about books and drinking wine.  After the interview.  Laurie and Tink went to meet up with some great authors at Belles on Wheels in Austin.  We met up with Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Proby for a book signing at Book People then afterwards met with some of the group and other fans at the Driskoll for drinks.  Tink is a fan of Lisa Renee Jones - who was our very first blog post - and became a fast fan of Kresley Cole.  She was so much fun.  Tink agreed to be her bail contact if she got arrested in Austin.  It was just so much fun. 

In May, while Tink was sailing in the Caribbean, pearls was at RT in New Orleans.  I know she met with lots of great folks and I am sure she will tell you all about it.
RWA w Sylvia Day
Then in July, Pearls and Tink went to hang out at RWA in San Antonio.  We hung out with our friends Melissa and Nadine and first time authors Victoria and Maria Elena and met up with Laurie Olerich.  The first night was the book signing and Tink was thrilled to meet Sylvia Day and Nora Roberts and to see Rita winner Julie Kenner again.  We each went our own way to meet and get autographs from some of our favorite authors.  There were so many - it was a readers buffet of amazing authors.  Such a fun night and they raised money for a literacy charity.  We came back to the conference on Saturday and met up with our crew and grabbed a table in the lobby.  We were the hot spot to be and be seen.  We had so many authors come by to sit a spell and chat including Laura Kaye (SQUEEEEE), Stephanie Draven, Julie Kenner, Brenna Zinn and many more.  It was so much fun just chatting to our favorites and meeting new ones. 

We have just had so much fun this past year and I can't wait to see what the
WWW w author Brenna Zinn
new year holds.  But we couldn't do it without the amazing authors who grace our blog each and every day.  We do what we do because we are first and foremost readers who love good stories.  We have joined street teams, started street teams, given advice, screened books and promoted, promoted, promoted.  We love our authors and wouldn't be here without them.

From this gal's perspective, I wouldn't know what to do without the technical expertise of Pearls.  Not only is she one of my best friends but she is the backbone of the blog and the website.  She is an idea gal through and through.  She is the creative force behind what you see every day.  Pearls is the heart to my soul!
Keep following us, inspiring us and loving what we do and we will keep doing it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Caution: may spontaneously combust with lust

an Erotic Romance
by Cory Cyr
Releasing Today!


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****18+ due to adult language and explicit sexual content*****

Caspian Vance~former child prodigy, now an accomplished professor of human sexuality at twenty-six has it all—an IQ that's off the charts, a stellar career at which he excels, and the drop-dead looks and body that make women spontaneously combust with lust.

 He's been studying sex and women's behavior since he was sixteen. When it comes to the science of human lust and the rewards of sexual pursuits, he has all the answers.

There's one thing he knows for sure: "love" has nothing to do with it.

Sex is a basic, primal human need—love is an unstable, emotional complication. Both are present in a person, but completely unrelated. His own world of logic and fact accepts this truth and now. . .

He's going to prove it.

When Cass takes a sabbatical to research his theory in order to write his third book, he enlists the help of a former lover and now owner of the world's most exotic and secretive male brothel catering strictly to wealthy older women. On this remote Caribbean island, he uses his keen sense of observation and research to prove "love" is merely a series of chemical reactions in the human brain—nothing more.


Nicola Barrington~ had the perfect life, married to her soul mate. Ten years into her one and only relationship, her idyllic world is shattered by the death of her beloved husband. The loss of her "one true love" sends her into seclusion where she spends the next eleven years pining for the man she still loves.

The beautiful heiress, stays hidden away, her only connection to the outside world being the hired help and her two close friends. Her friends know Nic has much to live for and are eager to see her find love again. . . and if not love, they would settle for her rediscovering the throes of lust.

As her 40th birthday approaches, her two friends succeed in coaxing her out of her emotionally safe haven to celebrate with a trip to an exclusive resort known for "restoring an older woman's brilliant, inner glow."

Caspian’s superiority and logic combined with Nic's innocence and melancholy are on an imminent collision course. Sometimes even a genius has a hard time figuring out a woman. (less)

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Admit it, you think he's hot

Caught Inside
by S. Briones Lim
a Contemporary Romance

Releases Today! 
Even Riley Dillon’s lucky red shoes couldn’t save her from the worst day imaginable—though they did act as great projectile against her cheating fiancé!

After finding her life in turmoil, Riley leaves New York and returns to her hometown of Mistcoast, California where she takes a job at the local surf shop owned by Blake Reynolds, who has certainly grown up a lot since high school.

Blake Reynolds is handsome, talented and driven. At twenty-four the blond haired, blue eyed surfer seemingly has it all: a booming business, hometown following—everything but the girl of his dreams. Luckily, fate decides to give him a second chance.

After ten years apart will Blake finally win Riley’s heart? Or will she continue to see him as the annoying freshman she used to tutor?

One thing’s for sure, only the California sun and surf can help decide.


“Enough of me,” he said coyly. He reached out to grab a stray lock of my strawberry blonde hair. I swatted his hand away.

“Do not touch me,” I hissed.

He rolled his eyes and turned his baseball cap backwards on his head. “Oh, come on. I’m a guy and you’re a girl and—”

“This isn’t going to turn into some tutor/student sex fantasy,” I shot back angrily.

“Admit it. You think I’m hot.”

If I were being frank, I would admit that the fourteen-year-old freshman was good looking in a young Brad Pitt sort of way. Regardless, he was a freshman. There was no way I was even entertaining that idea.

I shook my head. “Nope. Can’t say that I do.”

“Oh, come on, Riley. Stop denying what is fated. We are going to fall in love, get married, and have beautiful children.”

“Do you want me to tell your mother that you’re sexually harassing your eighteen year old senior tutor? Why don’t you take all that energy you’re putting into being a perverted freak and focus on your studies?”

Instead of being angry, Blake’s eyes widened and he burst into a loud laugh. “You are seriously something, Riley Dillon. Seriously something.”

“Just pay attention to the lesson,” I snapped.

“Age ain’t nothing but a number, Sweetheart. One day you’ll find that out.” He grinned his cocky smile and I couldn’t help but wonder if this tutoring gig was even worth it. As his laugh echoed in the empty classroom, all I could do was shut my tired eyes and shake my head in exasperation.

Author's Bio:
 Thanks to her Mom’s unwavering devotion to read a childhood bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM’s love for books began before she could even speak.
Raised in Southern California, Lim initially dreamt of becoming an artist. After a Psychology Degree (Summa cum Laude), a stint in Art School, and a career in Advertising/Media she is finally diving back into her first love – books. As a self-renowned bookworm, Lim’s love for reading has inspired her to pen her own novels and hopes her readers will fall in love with her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.
Her obsessions include time with family, Cherry Coke, popcorn with jalapeños, watching movies and her dogs, Tobi and Roscoe. She currently lives in Virginia with her husband.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

For justice, she'll have to deal with A Necessary Sin

A Necessary Sin
The Sin Trilogy #1
by Georgia Cates

Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees.
But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.




Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV:

“I’m in the business of boundaries and limits. I’m aware of what mine are and how far I’m willing to go to get my job accomplished. It can include lying and sometimes stealing.” I wait a moment for driving the last nail into the coffin. “And perhaps the occasional killing.”
“How do you feel when you do those things?"
“Powerful.” I purposely choose that word because it’s the one she used to describe how she felt when she brought Duff to his knees. I want her to see just how similar we are.
She watches out the window for a minute before speaking again. “Do you like the way it feels?”
I can’t lie. I get a high from it. “Very much.”
Another minute passes. “Okay.”
What? “Just … okay?”
“Would you like me to be horrified?” she asks. “I can do that if it would make you feel better or improve your opinion of me.”
She’s no fucking Pollyanna. So I guess there’s no reason for her to pretend to be. “No. Okay works for me.”
I’m not sure if I should be disturbed by her lack of appall. It feels like a double standard to be shocked by an absence of dismay.
My God, has the pot met the kettle? “I wish I could get inside your head.”
“No, you don’t,” she says. “My mind is a dark place to be.”
I think I may have met the perfect woman. In her eyes, I’m not a monster at all.


The Next Sin – Release Date – Feb 9th, 2015

One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.

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One to Hold, #5
(Stuart & Mariska)
By Tia Louise
A New Adult Romance
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Some demons can't be shaken off. Some wounds won't heal. Until a pair of hazel eyes knocks you on your ass, and you realize it's time to stop running.

A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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One to Leave
By Tia Louise
© TLM Productions, 2014

“Take off your top.”

He gave the low order, and I obeyed it. My top was off in an instant, and I stood before him in only my bra and panties.

“Braid your hair.”

Blinking, I wasn’t sure where this was going, but I pulled the length over my shoulder and without breaking our intense eye contact, I started weaving my wavy locks into a thick rope over my shoulder.


 I reached around and unfastened it. The straps tickled my hypersensitive skin as they fell down my arms. The entire garment fluttered to the floor, and his eyes broke from mine to study my body. I couldn’t breathe. Reaching out, he cupped the bottom of my breast and slid his thumb across a tightening nipple. The rough touch of his palm against my delicate skin, the circling of his thumb around my straining buds. Hungry eyes darkened as he watched my body respond to him. Heat pulsed deep between my thighs. My breath hitched then became shallow and fast. I had no idea what he’d do next. I didn’t expect him to turn and go to the bed. He climbed onto it and leaned against the headboard, eyes fixed on mine. I wanted to look down, to gaze at all of him, but I couldn’t.

“Remove your panties.”

His voice had changed, but it still commanded. I only hesitated a moment before catching the thin sides around my thumbs and pushing them down. Standing before him completely nude, I couldn’t stop a shiver. My arms crossed over my stomach, and I tried to cover myself.

“Stop.”  He spoke sharply. “Don’t cover yourself.”

His eyes raked over me in a look so predatory I felt it on my skin. I looked at him as well. His powerful, lined body was tense, ready, and his erection rose up his belly. Thick and long, I shivered at the size of it. Nothing like that had ever been inside me, still I ached for it.

“Come to me.”

It was a lusty whisper speaking words I’d longed to hear since before I’d flown across the country. I crawled up the bed, but just as I reached his waist, he stopped me.

“Do you want this?”

“Yes.” My voice was only a little shaky.

“I want be inside you, but first I want to be in your mouth.”

Moisture pooled between my thighs. I’d never been with a man who made demands, who told me exactly what he wanted and expected me to deliver, but it only intensified my feelings for him. I leaned down to follow instructions, but he stopped me.

“I want to taste you as well. I want to hear you come before I sink between your thighs.”

My brow must have lined because the slightest grin softened his stern face. He pulled me against his chest, and warm breath drifted across my cheek as he spoke to me.

“Beautiful Mariska.”

Hands in my hair, he consumed my mouth. A moan ached from my chest and was lost in him. Strong fingers tightened against my skull, holding me forcefully, taking no prisoners. I moaned again as he pulled my lip between his teeth before pillaging my mouth once more. I held his wrists, my head light. In that moment, he pushed me back against the bed. Stunned, my eyes blinked open, and I tried to get my bearings. It was all happening so fast. He sat back on his heels and gripped my thighs, pulling my hips to his mouth. He gave me one slow, lingering look before licking his tongue from the top of my clit all the way down to my opening, wet and throbbing.

“Oh, god! Stuart!” I cried, flexing my ass in his hands. I was so close, I would come for him fast. He didn’t stop, tracing his tongue back again and slowly circling that small, powerful bud. I whimpered as he repeated the figure eight pattern, circling and sucking until I saw stars.

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  “FIVE STARS: I swear Tia's writing gets hotter and hotter, and some of the scenes (*phew*) were extremely spicy.” –Jezabell Girl Reviews

“If you're looking for a super sexy cowboy-with-a-past to fall in love with One to Leave is definitely the book to pick up!” –Reading Past My Bedtime Reviews

“The story develops with a high level of anticipation and constant anger simmering just under the surface. And the craving…” –Anna K, Goodreads

Books by Tia LouiseONE TO HOLD SERIES
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), Dec. 29, 2014

About the Author
Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire all of her stories... wink)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist. She lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations~ It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.  

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