Showing posts with label Laurie Roma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laurie Roma. Show all posts

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Warrior Goddesses Charity Auction week, Meet the Authors #7

Happy Mother's Day!!!


In honor of mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and more who have fought cancer, TinkNCognito and pearls have created a charity called Warrior Goddesses. We raise money for Pink Door, a nonprofit that helps cancer survivors reclaim their lives.

Romance and Erotica authors provide packages for an eBay auction May 2-10. Please check it out and help to share the word.


Warrior Goddess J Kenner
 
 
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit,  praised by RT Bookclub for having "cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for him." A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy.
 
 
 





 
  Warrior Goddess Lexi Blake
 
 
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are five more books available in the series: Their Virgin's Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, and Their Virgin Secretary. The next book in the series, Their Virgin Mistress, is coming to Amazon this April.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first seven novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master's Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, and A View to a Thrill are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, and Cherished. The eighth novel, You Only Love Twice, is coming in February of 2015, along with two new novellas, Luscious and Adored, coming in May of 2015.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first book in a spin-off of the series, Ripper, released in January of 2015. Look for Addict, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2015.

Lexi will again collaborate with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, will release on July 7, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warrior Goddess Shayla Black
 
Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla's books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader's Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.
 
 
 
 
 
Warrior Goddess Laurie Roma


 

 Laurie Roma lives in Chicago and mainly writes contemporary, romantic suspense, and sci-fi romance. She has always loved immersing herself in a good book and now enjoys the pleasure of creating her own. She can usually be found tapping away on her keyboard, creating worlds for her characters while she listens to music. Of course her playlist depends on her mood...but then again, so does her writing.

An avid reader of the romance genre, nothing bothers her more than annoying characters. Seriously, who wants a happy ending for someone that pisses you off? She loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes, as she believes both are essential to a good love story.


Laurie Roma's Amazon Author Page
http://www.laurieroma.com/

Laurie Roma donated her eBook backlist - all 13 books  



 

Warrior Goddess Linda Gillard

 

Linda Gillard is the author of seven novels and lives in the Scottish Highlands. She lived on the Isle of Skye for six years in a house on a hill overlooking the Cuillin mountain range which featured in her first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY, short-listed for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award.

STAR GAZING, set on Skye, was published in 2008 and short-listed for "Romantic Novel of the Year 2009" and "The Robin Jenkins Literary Award", the UK's first environmental book award.

Linda's fourth novel, HOUSE OF SILENCE quickly became a Kindle bestseller. It was selected by Amazon UK for their "Top Ten Best of 2011" in the Indie Author category.

UNTYING THE KNOT was awarded a 2012 B.R.A.G Medallion by the Book Readers' Appreciation Group, as was CAULDSTANE, a gothic novel in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart. HOUSE OF SILENCE was recently awarded a third B.R.A.G Medallion.


Linda Gillard's Amazon Author page
http://lindagillard.co.uk/

Linda Gillard is donating a signed book, Star Gazing



Warrior Goddess Desiree Holt
Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt
is three times a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award (and a winner in 2014), a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award winner for best BDSM book of the year, and winner of the Holt Medallion for Excellence in Romance Literature. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.
 
 
 Desiree Holt donated 3 items




Warrior Goddess Tracey Steinbach Tracey Michael
I always thought that I would like to write a book some day. I don't know how many times I've started what I thought would be a fantastic story only to have the story go completely out of my head or just get stuck on how to get from one point to another. This summer a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was looking for writers to take part in an anthology. I figured I might as well give it a try. The worst that could happen was she would kindly reject it and that would be that. What happened instead was that she liked it. She offered a couple suggestions for changes that would make it better and I was in. Holy Shit! I was in! This brought new motivation and interest in writing. I did it once, I could do it again, right?

Tracey Steinbach's Amazon Author Page


Tracey Steinbach has donated a aperback copy of Gunning for Marie


Tracey Michael -donated - Digital copy of Kritter Tales Anthology

Warrior Goddess Erika Reed

Erika Reed lives with her husband and two daughter's in Southern California. She enjoys writing when she can find the time between being a wife and mother. When she has a chance, she enjoys reading the latest book on her Kindle Fire. You can also find her at Facebook. Erikareedauthor

Erika Reed's Amazon Author page
Authorerikareed.webs.com


Erika Reed -- "Autographed copy of Goldie; Ebook copy of Shattered Hearts; and (Swag) pens, Chapstick, coffee mug"


Warrior Goddess Julie Richman
Julie Richman -- signed set of the Needing Moore Series (3 paperbacks) - open to US

Warrior Goddess Elaine Barris
Elaine Barris -- Signed copy of Master for Tonight - original cover 

Warrior Goddess MA Abraham
MA Abraham donating
1 - physical book (signed) of My Darling, Janice w/swag; and1 - physical book (signed) of For the King and Elven Empire (this is a pre-release copy. Book doesn't release until June 17/15. With swag


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Day of Most Magnificent Menage Nominations


It's Labor Day weekend, which means it's time to honor the hardest working erotic writers out there:
 Ménage Romance writers. 
Nominate your favorite Magnificent Ménage coupling
Aug. 29-31
Vote on Top 10 Final Ballot
Sept. 1
Rules:
1.  Nominate one ménage coupling each day Fri-Sun., Aug. 29-31.
2.  Write nomination in Rafflecopter box.  You can give shout-outs in the comments area to show your love.
3.  Return Monday, Sept. 1 to vote on the Final Ballot from the Top 10 nominees. 
Grand Prize:
Each nomination/vote enters you for the Grand Prize (that's 4 entries!)  
Two winners will be drawn.  The first name will have first pick of 10 authors' items out of the 20 author prize pack.  The second name will receive the remaining 10 authors' items. 
The Prize Pack contains items from 20 Authors!  Each will be featured on the blog Aug. 29-31, so stop by to see what each author is donating. 
Tara Rose   Lori King  Jenna Galecki   Alicia White   Willow Brooke   DL Roan   Randi Alexander   Cheryl Dragon   Jan Bowles    Diane Leyne   Elle Boon    Dalton Diaz & Samantha Cayto   Erika Reed   Honor James   Jess Buffett    Laurie Roma   Desiree Holt   Cara Covington   Lea Barrymire   AB McKinley

View Giveaway Features of Aug. 29
View Giveaway Features of Aug. 30

Tara Rose is the author of 5 Ménage series: Racy Nights, The Alpha Legend, Passion Peak and The Doms of Sybaris Cove.  Whether she writes contemporary or paranormal romance, her stories include small towns and BDSM themes.

Tara is giving away the winner's choice of 3 ebooks from her backlist
(except One Week in Paradise which is FREE by downloading the Bookstrand App)

Summer Nights: The Doms of Sybaris Cove #2 Blurb
Giselle Macey has lusted after Kade Durante and Elliot Raleigh, executives at Phoebe’s Playthings, for most of her life. When she lands a job making custom floggers in their department, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a game of greed and revenge as she learns the chilling truth about her past.
Manufacturing department heads Kade and Elliot are loyal to Phoebe’s Playthings, the company their families built. An ancient curse on the male descendants of both families keeps them on the island, but when they become Doms and lovers to longtime friend Giselle, they couldn’t be happier. They’ve wanted to be more than friends with the energetic, adventurous beauty their entire lives.
But when the company is undermined from within, and the distant cousins are forced to choose between family loyalty, not to mention their jobs, and their newfound love with Giselle, will they lose her forever?


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Laurie Roma writes loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes. She has written 4 series:  3013, The Arcadians, IAD Agency, and Sunset Point, spanning SciFi, Paranormal, MMA, and Military romance
Laurie Roma is giving away eBook copies of 3013: MATED and 3013: CLAIMED
3013:Mated Blurb
Alexis Donovan is a woman whose dream of falling in love with the perfect men has been dashed because of her infertile status. Still recovering from a war that almost destroyed the world, humans have fought to rebuild and have once again opened their shields to outside visitors. As a liaison officer for alien races that are visiting Earth, Alexis does her best to ignore what she can never have, but when she is put in charge of four visiting alien warriors, her entire world changes...

Dragons Warriors from Arcadia, Xavier and Galan Tesera and their best friends Thorn and Brydan Volis, have been curious about Earth ever since they helped the humans defeat their enemy years ago. As commanders of their own space vessel they travel the galaxies searching out the unknown, but in their hearts they know they will never truly be satisfied without a mate by their side.

When the four Dragon Warriors land on Earth they are instantly enamored with the sharp-tongued liaison who ignites a burning passion in their hearts, and know that she is the mate they have been searching for who will complete their souls. Will Alexis take a chance on four alien warriors or will the fear of leaving everything she has ever known destroy her chance of finding true love?
3013: Claimed Blub
As one of Earth’s greatest leaders, Commander Jax Spartan lives his life by a strict code. Dedicated and alpha to the core, he is the epitome of what every Elite solider aspires to be. Second-in-command Sullivan Archer rules by his best friend’s side, and together they form an unstoppable force that few are foolish enough to challenge. Jax and Archer have always known they’d share their chosen, but their hearts have already been claimed by the woman they’ve vowed will belong to them.

Alliance scientist Serra Lysander is a genius who has kept the planet safe with her inventions. She’s lived a sheltered life, separated from society by her brilliant mind and her overprotective mother. The only time Serra has truly ever felt accepted is with the two men that will cost her everything…

When danger leads Serra straight into the arms of Jax and Archer, they will do anything to keep her safe, even claiming her despite the fact she is off limits. With the future of the Alliance on the line, will their love and dedication be enough to save them, or will they be too late to stop the growing threat from destroying them all?



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Randi Alexander writes deliciously erotic cowboys.  Her menage series Double Seduction comes with TWO Hawt Cowboys!

Randi is donating an eCopy of Double Her Fantasy.

Double Her Fantasy: Double Seduction #1 Blurb
At a comic book convention, artist Megan Shore is thrilled to meet action movie hunk Garret McGatlin. Usually reclusive, Megan flirts with the leading man of her sexual fantasies. He invites her to his suite for a drink, but when she arrives, his rancher brother Trey opens the door and unleashes Megan's cowboy fantasy. Both men pour on the charm, and she can't decide which of them she desires more.
The McGatlin brothers have shared women, but none of them were like Megan, irresistible and perfect for both of them. Working together, they execute a potent seduction. During a hot, amazing week, the three-way relationship becomes emotionally charged. When they're thrown into the media spotlight, Megan fears the exposure will trigger a past threat. Garrett and Trey need to prove they can keep Megan safe as well as happy and satisfied in their arms

Amazon     B&N 

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Honor James has written multiple Erotic series ranging from mythology to fairy tales to paranormal to Cowboys.  Her Beyond the Veil series features Menage Shifters.

Honor is donating the first three ebooks of her Beyond the Veil Series.
Lacey's Luhphynes: Beyond the Veil #1 Blurb
Her future was shaky after an attack left her broken, inside and out. But with the help of those around her Briar Sapphire is determined to be stronger, better and deserving of the mates she is blessed to have. But the universe is a fickle thing and she will be tested yet again when danger comes calling right to her front door.
Byrne and Danel have given their mate space, space she needed to heal and to see they would never be a threat to her. But a man can only stand on the sidelines for so long. And time for their little mate has just run out. This Luhpyne and Ahnjel are going to claim the woman they love.
Love conquers all but it may not be enough to stop the threat coming for Briar. This time though, she’s taking a stand and won’t allow her life, fresh and new, be torn apart ever again


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Alicia White is the author of 5 Erotic Menage series, both contemporary and paranormal:  The Wolff Pack, Novikov Clan, Journey of a Thousand Miles, Spirit Colorado, and Sanctuary Montana.

Alicia White is donating a Scrabble tile necklace custom made by her.

Third Time's a Charm: Novikov Clan #4 Blurb
Forced into a life she doesn’t want, Beth Steele leaves her husband behind in Seattle. She doesn’t have any family or friends to turn to. As a last resort, she calls her cousin Emma in Alaska who she hasn’t seen in ten years. Luckily, she’s welcomed with open arms and starts over.
Kaden and Jason Schiller want a mate. They’ve watched their friends find their happy endings, and now it’s their turn.
Younger brother, Jason, leaves home in search of the woman that he’ll share with Kaden. Bored and lonely, Kaden waits behind until he meets his mate. Without Jason around, Kaden and Beth start a relationship. When Jason returns, Beth isn’t sure she wants to be shared.
If Kaden is willing to pass her off to his brother then who’s next? With her past heart breaks…will Beth be able to accept both Kaden and Jason?

Amazon      Bookstrand

 
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Diane Leyne is the erotic author of 4 menage series: Club Libertine, Satisfaction Texas, Call of the Wolf and Libertine Island.

Diane is donating an ecopy of Finding Satisfaction

Finding Satisfaction: Satisfaction, Texas #1 Blurb
Jess Archer is a woman on the run. It's just her and her dog and a hundred thousand dollars in stolen drug money heading to Texas and her brother for help. When she learns he's out of the country for a week, she has to find a place to hide out and finds herself in Satisfaction, Texas, where she meets rancher Murphy Smith and blacksmith Cole Reacher who introduce her to the joys of a ménage.

Their happiness is short-lived, however, when her ex, Detective Lance Dent, tracks her down looking for the money and her drug sniffing dog that he’s promised to sell to a drug cartel. If he doesn’t deliver, he knows he’s a dead man, so he’ll do anything to achieve his ends.

Things go from bad to worse when Lance decides to sell Jess, too, and it’s up to Murphy and Cole to rescue her.

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Cheryl Dragon  is the author of 5 Erotic series, both MF and Menage,stories with sinfully hot erotic romance or suspenseful mainstream paranormals.  
Cheryl is giving away an Ecopy of Sterling New Year.
Sterling New Year Blurb
Melody's stuck in Sterling, Alaska over the holidays, sewing custom dresses for her friend’s wedding. She'll do anything for her friends and is determined to be the best maid of honor she can be. There are just a few very sexy distractions.
Dale, Jason, and Ryan are lovers with an eye out for the right woman to complete their family. They're happy to let Melody use space to make the dresses, but Dale especially doesn’t expect the perfect woman for them to show up in their small town. How are they going to explain Sterling's unusual relationships. Even so, the trio is definitely interested in more than simply helping out with the wedding but can they win Melody over?
Melody has never been anywhere like Sterling—where group relationships are a tradition. She can’t pass up the experience of three hot men in bed but rearranging her life for them, or any man, is a ridiculous idea. Normal marriages don’t last and she’s had repeat wedding dress clients to prove it. What the quad has is more than sex but they have a lot of baggage to sort through for her to make it a Sterling New Year
AMAZON       B&N
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To honor the true Labor of Love by our Military men & women
AB McKinley is a Scottish veteran of the Middle East who continues to risk his life for the safety of others.  He is the author of the steamy romance Kilted Desire series and the erotic The 12 Subs of MacMas.
AB is donating e books of Kilted Desire1 -Sands of Betrayal, Kilted Desire 2- Russian Roulette
a Scotsmen do it Kilted- Tank Top, a Cover Model Button and Magnet, a Kilted Desire Bookmark, a Cover Model Teddy Bear, a Mug, and Scottish Tea and Biscuits ( cookies )
Sands of Betrayal: Kilted Desire #1 Blurb
Sensual! Exciting! Passionate!
Scott Maclaren, a strong, Special Forces Scotsman, terribly injured during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey begins with a broken heart after his wife leaves him for another man during his time in the hospital. Traveling across the Atlantic to visit family, his story now begins.
After years of physical therapy and being alone, things were about to look up. Katie Johnson, a beautiful Ohio schoolteacher, was where his ‘dream’ of passion and love were to become reality. Smoldering embers became a passionate, raging fire between them. A wanting and desire that burned for one another as neither had ever experienced before.
Scott’s love for Katie and her two girls would lead him to great lengths to make all their dreams come true, including a six-month security contract in the Middle East. The money would ensure financial security for life.
The contract was to secure the safety of a young attractive businesswoman, Britney Parnell, who is accustomed to getting what she wants… and she wants Scott. She wastes no time in making her yearnings known. All can see her motives, but Scott. His only thoughts while in Baghdad are to keep her safe amidst terrorist attacks, shootings and bombs exploding all around them…
This sensual, sexy adventure begins with the ultimate betrayal and is filled with action, intrigue, passion and steamy love scenes.
Inspired by true events…
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Come back tomorrow to see who made the Top 10 and vote for your favorite.
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Opening our birthday presents! Oo La La!

Hey, Tink! 
I found our present. 
I think he comes with his own candle for us to blow {wink}


If you haven't met TinkNCognito yet, you need to.  She's the yin to pearls' yang here at Inner Goddess.  Tink says "why don't we do this?" and pearls jumps online to figure out how to do it.  You can follow her on Twitter @FollowMyRead.  She also has another site, The Outlander Book Club, that she co-runs.  Happy Outlander Day! 

Tink and I like to play a game we created called Hottie Poker, where we take turns finding photos of sexy guys.  It is on the forum, but only viewable by members because, hey, we like our photos sexy!  We started this site as a book club so we could talk to other readers about great romances and erotica.  Feel free to drop in anytime to tell us about books you are reading.  Authors are welcome to drop in and tell us about your books, too!  Check out the Forum here. 

Before Inner Goddess opened 2 years ago, we had already been working on a website together for 4 years.  So after 6 years, we basically finish each others sentences--And right about now Tink is telling me:  Enough about her, move on to the good stuff.

So here are some more Birthday gifts, some snippets from awesome authors!

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Sable Hunter has been supporting us since we opened.  The author of several series, she is best known for her Hell Yeah! series set around a family of Texas ranchers.  It's spin-off Cajun Spice follows a friend back home to Louisiana, creating a second storyline.  She even offers "Sweeter Versions" of her stories for those who prefer less graphic romance.  Sable is giving away Kindle ecopies of Green with Envy (It's just sex) and Badass (sweeter version ).  Green with Envy was co-written by Ryan O'Leary.  Here is a sneak peak at their up-coming collaboration,
Come for Me from the Red Hot and Boom anthology.
 
 
 
She watched as Jake walked around the room. His jeans cradled his firm ass just right and Lacy found her eyes darting back and forth from Jake’s backside to the bed in the middle of the room. There were still a few articles of clothing on the bed that she hadn’t put away yet, and all Lacy could think about was the wrinkles those clothes would have after she and Jake rolled around on them for a little while.
 
Jake stood at her window, holding open the blinds. “You even have a great view of the course and the lake from here.”
 
Her view looked right down on the section he’d been working on for the last few days, reshaping the new fairway bunkers and digging the interweaving irrigation ditches. Shit. Jake thought to himself. Lacy could’ve seen him at any time from here. It was a strange feeling, but Jake actually got turned on at the thought of this cute little thing sitting up in her room, watching him work. His cock started to stiffen in his pants at a new thought. What if she sat up here, watched him…and touched herself?
 
There was no doubt about it, with just that thought Jake was full-on hard in his pants. His big cock stretched the inseam of his jeans. He turned his entire body to face out the window. Lacy picked her purse up off the table beside her. “Should we go?”
 
Unease settled inside of Jake like an unwelcome houseguest. There was no way in hell he could turn around and let her see him like this. She’d probably have him arrested. “You can see everything from here,” he said, trying to buy himself some time. He wished he hadn’t worn such a fitted shirt tonight, because the one he had on didn’t come down low enough to mask his desire.
 
Lacy came over to the window and stood beside him. “Yea, I can keep an eye on you all day.”
 
Although Jake liked the idea of that, it did nothing to quell the pulsing erection and with Lacy this close to him, he got a whiff of her perfume.
 
“We’re gonna run a line of three inch pipe down that trench on the far side,” he explained, trying not to think about how soft and sweet she’d be in his arms. Lacy had no idea what he was talking about. But she smiled politely and asked questions while Jake pointed and explained. He hoped telling her about the redesign project would get rid of the naughty thoughts he was harboring about the woman standing beside him. If he could just distract his libido for a few minutes, he’d be able to readjust himself and they could leave. He had a jacket in the car and he’d put it on after to avoid another situation like this. This would have all been so much easier if she’d just left the room for a few seconds, Jake could just do the old tuck job, a survival skill every man learned and perfected through his high school days, but that would mean putting his hands down his pants and manipulating his package, and that wasn’t something he could do with her in the room.
 
“Over there,” Jake said with a point. “That’s where we’ll start laying the pipe.”
 
Why is he doing this? Lacy thought. It’s like he’s torturing me on purpose. He’d come into her room with his easy smile, five o’clock shadow and perfectly sculpted body, smelling like he’d been in the woods all day chopping wood. The man was masculinity personified and now he was torturing her with talk of laying pipe. She was right up beside him now, both looking through the tiny crack in the blinds that Jake had made with his fingers.
 
“Like you said, you could just sit here and watch me work all day,” Jake said with a laugh. Oh, my God! Could he know for sure? Lacy’s heart started to thunder in her ears. The way he looked at her now, with his top lip pulled back over his teeth, there was no doubt what he was thinking about. He was imagining her watching him from the window. Oh, Lord, if he only knew she touched herself after watching him. Lacy would die, she would die! The thought of saying she was sick and would have to pass on their date raced through Lacy’s brain. How could she sit through dinner when he’d be smiling and talking to her, but inside he’d secretly be laughing at her. She closed her eyes tight and tried to calm down. She was nervous and shaking! Don’t overthink it, Lacy, she told herself. Unless he has x-ray vision, there’s no way he could have seen your failed attempt to make yourself cum.
 
Jake just stared at the scene in front of him, the sun was hanging lower in the sky and the muddy soil glistened in the afternoon light. Saints be praised, all he could think about was rolling around in bed with Lacy for a few hours. “Oh, fuck it,” Jake said out of the blue.
 
“Fuck it?” Lacy questioned. What was going on? Tears welled up in her eyes. Before she knew what was happening, Jake turned and placed a palm on her cheek, lowered his mouth to her and kissed her full right on the lips. Lacy’s legs went to jelly. He’d caught her completely by surprise. But it was a wonderful surprise. Jake deepened the kiss. It was amazing. He kissed like no man Lacy had ever been with, melting every cell in her body with nothing but his lips.
 
The urge to pull Lacy flush to him was overwhelming, but he’d already taken a risk in just going for it. If their bodies touched and she felt the throbbing hard-on in his pants, she might think he was moving too fast and be scared away. So Jake kept his arousal to himself.
 
“I just had to do that,” Jake finally said, pulling his lips from Lacy’s and looking deep into her eyes. “I apologize if it was too forward. I know we don’t know each other that well, but it was killing me. And I would’ve regretted not kissing you at least once if things went bad tonight and we never went out again. I’ll understand if you don’t want to continue our date, but now I’ll never have to wonder what those succulent lips of yours taste like.”
 
Wow. Words eluded Lacy, her brain was completely scrambled. She couldn’t think about anything but the feel of their lips together and the electricity coursing through her clit. If he kissed her like that one more time, he’d own her for the rest of eternity.
 
“I’m uh…I uh...” The words wouldn’t come out of her mouth intelligibly. Jake had just stolen her breath. He looked down at her mouth and back up to her eyes. There was a longing in Jake’s eyes, it was unmistakable. He wanted more and Lacy wanted to give him what he wanted. It felt like slow-motion, Jake’s mouth came slowly toward hers. His cheek passed over her nose then over her own cheek, the rasp of Jake’s scruff irritating her delicate skin as his lips got closer.
 
“How’d they taste?” Lacy said breathlessly as Jake’s lips hung agonizingly close to hers without touching.
 
“Like heaven,” Jake whispered before rubbing his lips across hers, taking small bites of the plump fullness. The nibbling was short lived. Their lips came together again in a frantic dance of tangling tongues and straining bodies. Jake wrapped a strong arm around her waist and clasped her to him. He still had his body turned slightly to avoid her being aware of his erection. Jake let out a breath. “Oh, fuck it,” he groaned again. With a low growl, he turned to face Lacy head-on, no sense being bashful now. He pulled Lacy tight to him and her arms came up and slid around his neck.
 
She wanted to cross her ankles and press her thighs together because her pussy was throbbing so hard. Her nipples ached at the contact with his firm chest. God, she was sweet. If Lacy was aware of the turgid erection rubbing against her stomach, she didn’t push him away. Jake thought she might be too excited to notice. He walked her backward to the bed. Her knees made contact with the edge of the mattress and Jake laid her down softly on top of the clothes piled beneath them. It looked like they were going to get wrinkled after all.
 
 Jake looked down on her. Behind his head the ceiling light glared, blocking out his features. It was only when his face came close enough to kiss her, that Lacy saw his eyes. He held her stare while they kissed, the heat in his gaze was immeasurable. Lacy was so turned on she was trembling. Jake pressed his hips down into her softness and it was then Lacy felt the hardness of his cock.
 
“Is this for me?” she asked before she realized she was speaking.
 
Jake chuckled. “It’s not over the thought of laying that pipe outside, I’ll tell you that much.”
 
  
 
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One of the fun parts of blogging is watching authors that you love as they collaborate on projects, seeing how their different styles compliment one another.  I first saw Laurie Roma and Susan Hayes collaborate on the Sunset Point series, a collection of stand-alone contemporary romance novels set on an island of menage couples.  Now, Laurie and Susan are collaborating on a SciFi series called 3013.  Laurie has written 2 books in the series and Susan has written one.  Only 6 months in, the series if very popular and they are giving away an ecopy of each book: 3013:Mated,  3013:Renegade, 3013: Claimed.
 
Snippet of 3013: MATED:  

"We want more than one night with you. What we ask is far more than you might be willing to give, but we will do our very best to make you happy if you choose to give yourself to us."  ~ Xavier Tesera - Dragon Warrior

Snippet of 3013: CLAIMED:

"I don't think you understand how this all works, Serra. There is nothing I wouldn't do for you. Do you hear me? Nothing. You don't need to thank me. Ever." ~ Commander Jax Spartan

Snippet of 3013: Renegade:
 
“You have no idea how irritating it is to know you two are in there when I can’t get eyes on you,” Nikolai complained, dragging her thoughts back to the present.
“I wouldn’t be very good at my job if I showed up on security footage, now would I?” she asked sweetly, keeping her voice to a thin whisper.
“Former job,” Colin reminded her. He was speaking so quietly that she could only hear him through the earpiece, which seemed very strange given that he was close enough she could see his lips moving. Without another word Colin settled in to wait, lying back on one of the crates with his hands behind his head and his long legs crossed at the ankle as he contemplated the ceiling.
“Any sign of movement from Bolger yet?” she asked Nikolai.
“None so far. Looks like you two are in for a wait. You might as well get comfortable. I’ll let you know when the target moves. Until then, stay out of trouble.”
“Like there’s any way for me to find trouble up here.”
Colin smirked and crooked his finger at her, then rolled over onto his side and patted the floor right beside him. She didn’t know what he had in mind, but there was no doubt that whatever he was planning, it was as close to trouble as they’d be able to find stretched out on the top of a stack of crates during a stakeout. She couldn’t wait to see what he had planned.
Colin knew he was about to chuck fifteen years of training and discipline out an airlock, and he didn’t care. He needed to touch Alayna, taste her lips and uncover her tattoos so that the world would know who she belonged to. The second she was within reach he hauled her down beside him, sealing her lips with a kiss. She moaned as he rolled over, pinning her beneath him.
“You two are trying to kill me!” Nikolai snarled.
Alayna burst out laughing and Colin captured the sound with his mouth. Once she was silent he shifted his body to one side and put a finger to her lips, grinning all the while. “No idea what you’re talking about, Griz.”
“The hell you don’t. Get your hands off our girl and get your head back in the game.”
“We’re sitting here, waiting for Bolger. I can’t help it if your mind’s in the gutter.” He grabbed one of the cleansing wipes he’d tucked into his back pocket and tore the packet open with his teeth. It was time for that cover-up to come off Alayna’s face.
“Where did you get that?” she whispered.
“I came prepared.”
“Prepared for what? Fuck! What are you two up to now?”
“Hold still, princess. I need to get this off of you.”
“Get what off of her? I swear I’m going to kick your ass the next time I see you, you bastard!”
Alayna laughed very softly and turned her head so Colin could wipe away the make-up that covered her tattoos. When the moisturized pad touched her skin she deliberately moaned again, making Colin’s cock harden in response to her soft sound of pleasure. Fuck, he hadn’t planned on doing more than kissing her, but if she moaned again…
“Yeah, just like that,” she whispered, winking up at him.
“Alayna Grekov-Nielson, if you don’t behave yourself I’m going to take it out of your hide, do you hear me?” Nikolai said.
“I am behaving!”
“Oh yeah, she’s being very, very good.” Colin finished revealing the first mark and leaned in to kiss her before nudging her head over to the other side. He started cleaning away the star, revealing the delicate scrollwork tattoo hidden beneath it. Alayna moaned again, setting off a tirade of cursing from Nikolai and shattering the last of Colin’s good intentions.
He swiped the pad over her face one more time and then tossed it aside. She moved into his arms with a soft sigh, lifting her head to kiss him as her arms tangled around his neck, drawing him down on top of her again. Her taste was on his tongue and she writhed against his, tempting him to forget everything but the pleasure of losing himself in her body. She was everything he’d ever dreamed of, and so much more.
Alayna was a tangle of contradictions and he loved every one of them. She was sensual but fierce, fearless yet vulnerable. Colin knew that he and Nikolai had been given an incredible gift the night they’d found her running through their home, and he intended to show her how grateful he was for her every day they had together.
“I hate to break up your sexcapades, but Bolger just walked out of his office and is heading your way. You may want to have pants on for this next bit.”
“We’re dressed, Griz. Calm the hell down. We were messing with you…mostly.”
“Colin was cleaning me up so those stupid tattoos were showing again. Apparently having guys look at me without knowing I was claimed was making him crazy.”
“Fuck. Who looked at her? I’ll kill them,” Nikolai snarled.
“Quit bitching. You two still aren’t wearing my mark. You can get all territorial after every woman in this town knows you’re taken.”
 
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Another fun part of blogging is watching authors grow in their craft.  Iyana Jenna is someone that grown a lot in the year I have known her.  Last year, she was just publishing her first piece.  Now she has several novels and shorts, each better than the last.  This snippet is from her upcoming MM short story from Breathless Press, Apparition.
 

"Christ, you're so hot. I want you so much." Zach's hand slithered down and took Drew's length and slowly stroked it up and down. Drew threw his head back to rest on Zach's shoulder, moaning and gasping as the orgasm built in his cock. His hands ran through Zach's hair, grasping it, taking Zach's face down to his own, seeking out Zach's lips and kissing them.

"I want you too," Drew said, breathing into Zach's mouth. "I want you inside me. Please." He took Zach's hands, sniffing, licking them, tasting himself there, and he got harder. Zach kissed him more intensely, their tongues dueling inside as if wanting to melt them into one. Zach pressed his hard-on against Drew, who mewled wantonly and began to rub himself shamelessly. "Yes, oh yes. Like that, Zach."

To Drew's dismay, though, Zach seemed to fade until what was holding Drew was merely a wet trail of shadows. A whisper breathed in Drew's ear, "Later." Zach was gone.

Drew froze. Small hairs rose on his neck and he began to shiver, slightly at first, and then more violently. He ended up shaking, his hands trembling so badly he found it difficult to turn off the water. He hugged himself, stumbled backwards until he hit the wall, and slid down the wet marble tiles. What was going on?
 
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