A new series is releasing from Beachwalk Press
in April. Today I want to share a little snippet from the first book with you.
Punished for sins not her own, can a mortal claim her vampire mate?
The world of immortals must unite to save both themselves and the mortals they co-exist with from an ancient evil.
For Bede MacTaggert this means trusting in the warrior sent for her sister—a man of mystery, of power, and one who could easily sweep her into a world she's destined to be part of.
An imperial guard to the king of vampires, Gawain has always tuned out the needs of the flesh. Dedicating himself to the service of the royals, he's lived on the fringes of his people for centuries. Now he's forced from the shadows and into the arms of a woman who will awaken his heart and body to a passion unequaled.
Content Warning: sexy alpha vampire, explicit sex, violence
FORSAKEN HEART EXCERPT
"Frails are not to be toyed with," Gawain ground out and grabbed the girl, spinning her away, his sword at the ready as the man heaved upward, a dagger clutched in his hand. Gawain's sword rested easy on his palm, ready, the surface slicked with blood as he faced the coward.
"She's mine to do with as I choose." He gurgled, collapsing to the ground, his weapon falling from pudgy fingers. "Paid ten pieces of gold for 'em both, and I aim to get a might of use out 'em."
"Now she's mine," Gawain declared. Raising his sword, he drove it through the man's chest, pinning his twitching frame to the ground. He stepped back, his gaze sweeping the clearing. Males such as this did not travel alone, his cohorts would be close. He'd need to find and kill them…
Searing pain lanced through him, splitting his chest. Gawain glanced down. The thin, sharp tip of a blade stuck from his chest. He touched the blade and snarled. The metal was warm, when it should have been cold. Shock slammed into him as the blade began to glow, turning a searing red before changing back to normal, or as normal as it could be with blood racing down the weapon.
Whirling, his hand already scrabbling for the dagger's hilt in his back, he grabbed his assailant by the throat and lifted. Grunting as he pulled the weapon free, his lips curled upward. "You'd do well, wench, to know your place."
"If you think I mean to let you do her harm…" Sputtering, her nails digging into his wrists, the girl's brown eyes stared into his. Fear lay within the depths but something else stirred. Something dark, dangerous, easily recognized if one knew what they were looking for.
His fingers moved, tightening, loosening as he pulled her against him. Inhaling, he caught the faint scent of blood, fear, sweat, fire, and something sultry, sweet, and light on his tongue. Drawing the scent deep, he wallowed in it, his body responding to the aroma he'd dreamed of but never found.
Gawain inhaled slowly, his muscles tightening, burning. Using the tip of her dagger, he pushed the material of her shift aside. The scrolling marks of a serpent flared before his eyes. It coiled and danced beneath the girl's flesh.
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Lots and lots of winners to announce this morning. All the giveaways have ended and its time to hopefully make someone out there happy. :)
Early this week I was giving away an ecopy of Fool Me Once.
Ecopy of Obsession by Tamaria Soana
And finally, my Thank-You readers giveaway!
$10 Amazon gift card - Mel Bourn
$5 Amazon gift card - Emily Hansen
necklace - Barbara
bracelet - Deborah
I will be contacting all of you shortly. Thank you for entering!
A Complicated Life in a Small Town by Tammy Maas
The road to hell really is paved with good intentions. Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood, at age eighteen, Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents. Her father commits suicide one year after she leaves home. Twenty-three years later she receives word that her mother is dead and that she has inherited more than just the family home. Lily, a twenty-one-year-old, morbidly obese half-sister with Prader-Willi Syndrome, is found in the basement, too big to move out of the home. Lydia sets out on a life-changing journey trying to help Lily, trying to find Lily s father and trying to find herself. In the interim, she falls in love with Tommy Porter who remains with her right up to the climatic, mind-blowing reveal at the end.
About the author
Tammy Maas is a writer who moonlights as a domestic Goddess. Her debut Novella, A Complicated Life in a Small Town, is slated for publication on 2-27-2012. Tammy ghost writes for several online clients. She was published by Oatmeal Studios, and was a writer/photographer for Houston County News. Check out her blog at: http://animaasity.weebly.com
I'm Francesca and you will meet me in each book of the Hot Bods series. In Fool Me Once, I'm the other woman. And in More Than Useful, Adam is my brother.
Lacey didn't set out in the beginning to include me in any other books but Fool Me Once, where like I said she has me as the other woman. Through out the stories I am portrayed as a gold digger in some ways. I only want a rich man and to live the fancy life. But I was happy when Mrs. Wolfe wrote Accidental Love, which releases in June, to show a different side of me.
I'm not stuck up--well not all the time. But I am going to speak my mind and I am NOT going to put up with anything. Just because I am beautiful and like to pamper myself, doesn't mean I am self-centered. Lacey is currently working on my story, that she has titled Opposites Attract. I think she has a few tricks up her sleeve. Hopefully she can get this story written soon. I must say, I have watched three girls get their man before me. And I have been there since the beginning. Mrs. Wolfe had better not make this to complicated or else I just might have to throw a fit. After all, she is trying hard to get me and Skylar (Fool Me Once) as friends. I could make that very difficult for her, if I wanted.
Before I go, enjoy this excerpt with me and Skylar from Fool Me Once
“So, how do you know Drew?” Francesca inquired.
Rolling her eyes and wondering why this day kept getting worse, Skylar answered, “I told you to ask Drew.”
“Well, I don’t want to. I’m asking you.”
Packing her things up in her cosmetic bag, she tried to ignore the woman, hoping she would just go away. She wasn’t succeeding though, the stupid girl just stood there, arms crossed, toes tapping, waiting.
“We slept together, several times.” Skylar turned toward her, also crossing her arms tightly across her chest.
It was like they were suddenly having a showdown with their eyes.
“How long ago?”
The last thing she expected was for Francesca to burst into tears. All of the sudden she was a sobbing mess. Grabbing a handful of tissues off the vanity, Skylar tossed them at her. There was no way in hell she was going to comfort this girl. All she wanted was for her to shut up.
Gazing up at the ceiling she wondered if this would be a good time to pray. Shit, this day just needed to end.
“I knew there was someone else. I just knew it!” Francesca wailed, wiping her snotty nose.
“If it’s any comfort, it was one time and then a month ago. I can’t be that special, he left me in a hotel room and never called.”
The crying stopped abruptly. “Oh, he left you too. Well, I experienced that just the other night when we were at that new bar on Cleveland Street. First, I lost him for a while and then when we went back to my place to get cozy, he just left me on the couch. I don’t remember much, I was pretty toasted.” She tossed her tissues in the trash.
An odd feeling swept through Skylar. “What night was that?” she asked.
“Uh, a few nights ago.”
Skylar was speechless. She felt like someone had just punched her in the gut. He was in the alley with her fooling around and then the asshole went home with another woman.
“It’s been nice chatting, but I have to go.” Grabbing her stuff, Skylar walked away as fast as she could. She couldn’t bear to hear any more.
I'm Adam from More Than Useful. Or at least...this is how Lacey thinks I look. Only take the scrubs off and add a police uniform.
Okay, are you done swooning? So I am, as you learn from the book, Mr. Sandy Blond Hair Blue Eyed Combo Number Nine. Or at least that is my name until my sister, Francesca finally reveals it.
I was the first male character that Lacey has written that made her heart race while writing. From what I hear, she really enjoyed the scenes that were just her and I and left Amy out.
When you meet me in More Than Useful, I have commitment issues. I like Amy and I know she isn't someone to just 'play' with. But I know before asking her out that I just might be biting off more then I can chew. Amy ends up being everything I've ever dreamed up. Sorry Lacey, but I am thankful to you for creating her.
Since I am a man of few words--and I wonder if your still staring at my picture, I'm going to leave you with a hot little (adult) excerpt. And don't forget, imagine me above but in a cop uniform.
Amy took hold of his shirt and tugged him into the ladies room and to the nearest stall.
“What are you doing?” Adam asked as the door latch locked.
Rubbing her hands along his chest, she leaned forward and let her tongue swirl around the back of his ear. “Having some fun.”
“Uh-huh.” Her lips trailed down his neck, sucking in slightly.
“You know we can get in trouble for this. I could get in a lot.”
Amy snickered as her hands slid inside his pants and she found him hard as a rock. Her fingers danced around the tip of his erection.
“Oh God.” He moaned.
A smile curved her lips as she realized what she was doing to him. Of course, if they got caught, it would be bad, but she had to have him.
Today I have author Adriana Kraft and they are here to tell us a little about their characters.
Adriana’s Swinging Character
Thanks for having us as your guests today, Lacey! Readers may not know that Adriana Kraft is actually the pen name under which my husband and I write erotic romance together. We’re having the time of our lives concocting steamy stories and getting them on the page to entertain and titillate our readers.
Today we thought we’d give you a glimpse into the sexy world of the swing lifestyle through the eyes of one of our characters. Jen and Brett Andrews are the stars of our Swinging Games
series at Extasy Books. I think the simplest thing will be to just turn Jen loose to tell her story uninterrupted – without further ado, here’s Jen! Oh my, all this excitement is more than I anticipated. I’m just a normal Empty Nester, married to the man I love for over a quarter of a century ~ it’s hard to imagine what all the fuss is about. Eight books to chronicle my adventures, more on the way, and now this interview opportunity? I meet so many women just like me in the swing lifestyle it’s hard to think there’s anything remarkable about me. It all started innocently enough. After our two adult children moved out, Brett and I naturally had more time for bedroom activities, and less chance of being interrupted, so we started renting some adult videos created just for couples, usually by women. Let me tell you, we could count on those to get our juices flowing! Before long I noticed that what turned me on most wasn’t the hot hunks or the famous “money shot” finishes – no, what I loved to watch and re-watch was slow sensuous scenes of women loving women. That never meant I wanted to leave Brett or that I wasn’t satisfied with him – whatever happened next, I wanted him to be a part of it, to share it with me. One of the videos had something about the swing lifestyle as part of the plot. I wasn’t even sure it really existed – boy, was I ever wrong! We did a little internet research, joined a couple sites, put our profile together and started meeting people. What can I tell you about those early days? For sure, I went from feeling crazy to feeling quite normal. In fact, in that lifestyle, Brett and I are pretty vanilla – there’s a lot of kink out there that doesn’t trip our triggers. But that’s part of what I love about it – something for everyone, and no judgment implied. So I hope that reading about Brett’s and my adventures offers a little something to feed your fantasies, whether or not you’d ever want to check out the lifestyle. There’s just something incredibly decadent and delightful about two, three or even more tongues – lips – pairs of hands – bodies, giving and receiving pleasure. Our latest adventure was released in January: Pushing the Limits. Here’s the blurb:
Their new Unicorn Sarah Creston may be out of town, but that doesn’t stop Jen and Brett Andrews from burning up the wires with some scorching three-way phone sex. While they’re waiting for Sarah, Ryan eagerly pursues Brett for some hot male action, followed by a house party that challenges Jen and Brett’s stereotypes. Sarah finally arrives, exhausted and drained from weeks spent helping her aging parents. Jen and Brett provide total tender care for three days—but when Jen invites Sarah to move in for the whole summer, Brett asks himself, is there a limit? You can read more about the series HERE, and you’ll find an excerpt from Pushing the Limits HERE. Hope to see you between my pages soon!
Where to find Adriana:
Midnight Seductions http://midnightseductionsauthors.blogspot.com/
Sapphic Planet: http://www.sapphicplanet.com
Adriana’s Author Pages at Amazon.com
and All Romance Ebooks
Today I want to tell you about my friends new releases, Obsession. And she has brought along one of the characters from the story, the hot cop, Anthony Stevens. Sit back and enjoy, and even better, be sure to leave a comment for you chance to win a copy. This will run all week. Winner announced this Saturday.
Meet Anthony Stevens from Obsession. He is the forty-six year old father of Alexandria Stevens-Smyth. He’s a New York City Police Detective and single. He raised Alex by himself, gave her everything her could and encouraged her dream. Now he finds himself having to play both cop and father when Alex’s life is danger. Can he find out who is stalking his daughter before it’s too late?
You will fall in love with this hunky detective. Next year Anthony has his own book coming out called To Serve & Protect. It will take place during the last chapter and the Prologue.
Is there anywhere safe when you're the object of someone's obsession?
Alexandria Stevens is a New York Times best-selling romance novelist. After she makes a guest appearance on a popular TV talk show, she creates a Twitter account. Within a few short weeks she meets a fan, and they become fast friends…or that's what Alex thinks. When Alex finds herself being stalked, the person she least suspects is her new friend Jillian. What she doesn't know is that Jillian has been obsessed with her for years. She wants everything Alex has, even her husband.
Content Warning: sexual situations, adult language, violence
To read an excerpt to Obsession. Please click Read More below.
I (Skylar) figured I would start the week off on this blog take over. After all, I was the very first character Lacey came up with. I was the vision in her head. So first, I want to share the scene that played through her head, so I can show you how this whole series was born.
Skylar’s eyes met his across the bar. Shit, she thought. Those were the last pair of eyes she wanted to see. She had hoped to never see him again. The last time she’d seen Drew was the amazing weekend they had spent together. He’d wined and dined her for two nights straight.
Her lips knew every part of his body, her tongue knew every taste. He was an amazing lover and had magic fingers that could send her over the edge in just a few strokes. When she awoke on the last morning they were to share together, she had expected to have a wild morning quickie, instead she found an empty hotel room. That was a month ago, and she hadn’t seen or heard a word from him since then, until now.
She blinked her eyes and pushed the memory away. A blonde woman was attached to his arm, and she looked like the type who could have whomever she chose, unlike Skylar. The woman was so busy gabbing with people around her that she hadn’t realized Drew’s focus was no longer on her.
Draining her drink and setting the glass on the bar, Skylar knew it would be best to look away. As she willed herself to get out of there, she saw Drew had excused himself from the blonde and was headed her way. Hell no! Taking a quick glimpse around the room she looked for the bathroom as an escape. She caught sight of a hallway to her left and walked toward it.
“Skylar!” she heard him call.
She picked up her pace and ducked into the darkened hallway, expecting to see bathrooms, but instead all she saw was an exit door. “Shit.”
She pushed the door open and found herself in an alley behind the building. This was the last place she wanted to be. The sound of the door opening again echoed, and she knew she was no longer alone.
“Skylar, why did you take off?” Drew’s voice was just as she remembered, deep with a slight southern drawl.
That scene is what inspired Mrs. Wolfe. It played through her head over and over and finally she just had to get it out. And well, I was born. And I have to say, looking back, if you continue from where the above left off, it gets pretty heated between Drew and I in more then one way.
I wasn't any easy character, I'm sure. I have a mouth on me. I cuss and complain a lot. And I often times got mad about things and really overreacted. However, I did not over react to Drew leaving me in a hotel room all alone. But, enough about that. Supposedly your suppose to leave the past in the past and Lacey helped Drew and I get it all figured out in our story.
But seeing as though I do what I want, and it always caused Lacey to stress, I've decided to giveaway a copy of Fool Me Once...without her permission. Let's hope she doesn't hop on and find out! So, if you want to read my story, simply leave a comment. And on Saturday, I'll be back to announce the winner. :)
Have you been curious about my newest Hot Bods book, but just not sure yet? Well today I am going to share with you an excerpt to give you a little insight into Adam from More Than Useful. I hope you enjoy it.Buy Links: Amazon
Parking his patrol car in front of Sweet Muffins bakery, Adam took a deep breath. It was Wednesday, not his usual day to be here. Normally today he would be at some fast food place eating a stale biscuit and wishing he was here. There was something about Amy; she stirred unusual desires in him. He lusted over her, sure, but something about that sweet face of hers kept bringing him back.
A relationship was the last thing he wanted. He was too busy working his way up in his job. He didn’t want to be a patrol officer forever. He liked it all right; he worked a lot of hours but not as many as those above him. The amount of time his co-workers spent on the job was one reason he hadn’t pushed for a promotion.
He didn’t think he was ready to settle down, but he was tired of the one-night stands. Being an officer, women fell at his feet. He yearned for something more, maybe a girlfriend. Even that thought scared him. Raking his hands through his hair, he wondered again what in the hell was he doing here. Amy was not the “play with” kind of girl. But he found himself drawn to her and was ready to ask her out.
Nervousness swept through him as he stepped out of the car. Slowly, he made his way to the bakery door. He took a deep breath and grabbed the handle, hearing the bell jingle as he entered. His eyes darted around the small place and took in everyone. Rooms always quieted when he walked in with his uniform on.
As he headed toward the counter to order, she stood there, her gaze focused on him. Today she wore a tight fitting bright yellow shirt. Her hazel colored eyes really stood out. Brushing her bangs to the side, she flashed him a flirty grin and he hoped it was only for him.
He cleared his throat and stepped up to the counter. “Hi.”
“Well, hi.” She beamed. “Same as usual?”
“Ooo, a change. I like that.”
Laughing, he said, “I figured I might want to try something else.”
“What can I get you then?”
She was beautiful. Once again, seeing her sweet and innocent face, he had to remind himself that getting involved with her was dangerous. She was likely to steal his heart and make him feel things. Yet, here he stood, ready to take this up a level.
“A date muffin?” She looked confused, and he liked that he had caught her off guard.
“No, a date with you.”
He watched as her grin seemed to get even bigger. That was a good thing, he hoped. It seemed he had a chance of not getting turned down.
“I’d like that.” She spoke in a quieter voice.
“I’m off duty Friday evening, does that work for you?”
Happiness leapt through his body. She said yes and he didn’t know why he was so giddy. He couldn’t recall ever feeling this excited about a date before.
“Is there anything else I can get you?” she asked.
His gaze dropped to her lips a moment, and he imagined how soft they would feel against his. Wondered if they tasted as good as he thought they would.
“Uh, let me try a blueberry walnut muffin.”
“Those are my special today.” She turned to head to the container where all the bakery items were kept. She returned with a brown paper bag, rolled up tightly, and a cup of coffee. She handed it to him as he gave her the money. “I’ll be looking forward to Friday.”
He started to turn to leave when she called to him. “Um, should we exchange numbers or something? That way I can let you know where I live. Or do you want to meet somewhere?”
His face flushed, and embarrassment was all he felt. How could he have forgotten something as simple as a number?
Setting his order down on the counter, he pulled out his cellphone, trying to appear collected. “What’s you number?”
She told him and he programmed it in.
“I think you’ve got everything now.” She giggled.
While grabbing his order he said, “I think so. I can already tell you’re going to be useful.”
He gave her a slight nod and rushed back toward his patrol car to try and gather himself. Sitting down, he let out a long breath. He felt a little stupid and hoped he hadn’t made a fool of himself.
Opening the bag, he reached in to take out his muffin. He took a bite without looking and he recognized the flavor. Pulling it away, he saw he was eating his usual banana nut. A quick glance in the bag and he saw another muffin, the blueberry walnut, and a small note. Just in case you didn’t like the blueberry. Amy, x o
A whole new emotion flooded through his body, and he couldn’t quite pinpoint what it was. One thing he did know—it was nice, but it scared the hell out of him.
Today I am spotlighting Lila Munro's newest book, Assumed Identity.
Innocent childhood games of dress-up and pretend…
Julie Stevens is as straight as they come. Or so she tries to convince herself. But it isn’t easy believing that little white lie when she has the two most sexually eccentric best friends on the planet. One is a bi-sexual Domme who believes if it looks fun, try it. The other is a gay man in the role of slave to his very sexy Master whom Julie often wishes wasn’t gay. Dante’s commanding presence makes her want to do things that set her on fire with need and embarrassment. Given her boring vanilla life, how exactly does she fit into their world? Would they like to have a shinier third wheel?
Are a completely different animal for grownups…
After one wild evening and a bit too much liquid encouragement, Julie discovers a side of herself she’s always tried to ignore. The realization she’s a sub not only scares her, it excites her and she yearns for more. But the process of finding the right man to teach her becomes a real issue, until Mason comes along. He’s everything Julie imagines a Dom should be. Armed with her masque and Renaissance costume, Julie is thrown for a loop when the handsome Master draws more willingness out of her than she ever thought possible. Is it possible she’s more than a submissive? And will the assumptions he’s made about her identity end up tearing them apart? Website
Lila Munro pens contemporary erotic romance and currently resides on the coast of North Carolina. She is a military wife and takes much of her inspiration for her heroes from the marines she’s lived around for the past fifteen years. Coining the term realmantica, she strives to produce quality romance in a realistic setting. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, trips to the museum and aquarium, taking field research trips, and soaking up the sun on the nearby beaches. Her works include The Executive Officer’s Wife, Bound By Trust, Destiny’s Fire, A Slower Lower Love, A Slower Lower Life, Salvation, Force Recon: Beacon Bayou, Force Recon: Somalia, True Identity and Identity Crisis. Currently she’s working on sequels to several series to be released throughout 2011-2012. She’s a member in good standing with the RWA and Passionate Ink. Ms. Munro is also the Vice President of Business Affairs at Rebel Ink Press. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted via her website http://lilamunro.weebly.com , or through Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Lila_Munro You can also contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Rebel Ink Press please visit their website at www.rebelinkpress.com