Book Spotlight & Giveaway~ The Hunter’s Moon

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I have the pleasure of hosting Beth Trissel and her new book, the Hunter’s Moon today. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. Beth will be awarding a $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and you can find a list of the stops HERE
Now let’s check out The Hunter’s Moon…
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Book 1 of the Secret Warrior Series
GENRE: YA Fantasy  Romance
Seventeen year old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she’s hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.
 
Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home. And that’s just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets.

Excerpt:

“Should we stay, or go while the smoke lasts?” The cloth muffled her voice.
“You can hardly walk.”
She couldn’t argue that point. Neither could they wait to be found. “The Panteras won’t give up until we’re dead.”
“Maybe they think we are,” he argued under his breath.
“Maybe.”
She suspected Mateo would demand a body, even a charred one. Make that two. She and Jimmy didn’t have much choice, though, other than to crouch in dread while the fire crackled.
“Next birthday, I want an AK-47.” He nudged her. “Look.”
She fixed her blurry gaze on what appeared to be a black wolf emerging from the trees. The creature was larger than she’d thought wolves were, and she’d understood none remained in these mountains. They were all farther north or west. Somewhere else.
Apparently, she was misinformed.
Judging by its size, she guessed this was a male. He stopped before their hideout. Eyes the color of red coals surveyed them before he turned and darted down the trail she’d spotted.
“Holy cow, Batboy. Did you see that?” she whispered.
Jimmy didn’t reply. He prodded her again.
She stared at the big brown and gray wolf that took the black one’s place. Where on earth had he come from?
The beast turned its furry head at her and Jimmy. His eyes shone with a luminous light, like fireflies…
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Married to her high school sweetheart, Beth Trissel lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by her human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, her love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into her work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of her inspiration. She’s especially drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. In addition to YA fantasy romance, she also writes historical, time travel, and paranormal romance, plus nonfiction.
For more on Beth visit her blog, One Writer’s Way, at: ttps://bethtrissel.wordpress.com
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Discover the Men of Mercy Series

LindsayCross_RedemptionRiver_HRTitle: Redemption River, Men of Mercy (book 1)

Author Name: Lindsay Cross

Series Name (or Stand Alone): Men of Mercy book 1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 21st

Publisher (or Self): Cypress Bend Publishing

Word Count: approx. 74,000

Heat Level: Hot

Blurb:

Hunter James didn’t want or need redemption.

 

Until one mission turns his world upside down.

 

He left Mercy to fight for his country and escape a broken heart. Years later, he is hard. Cold. A man without mercy.  Part of an elite Task Force, he tracks a brutal terrorist to his home town. And runs into the woman who betrayed him…

 

Evangeline Videl was destroyed when Hunter left. Determined to move on, she finds another man, but discovers too late the monster hidden beneath his smooth smile. Struggling to find the conviction to live, Evie finds her life spinning out of control.

 

Then Hunter returns…

 

Forced to band together to find the terrorist before its too late, Hunter and Evie must learn to forgive or risk losing the promise of redemption and their lives…

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

“Hey.” His Southern drawl put Matthew McConaughey to shame. Slow. Sexy. And familiar.

Her gaze traveled up the muscled torso to a pair of dark chocolate-brown eyes.

Holy crap.

“Hunter James.” His name breathed past her lips on a whisper.

For the second time that night her heart stuttered and her stomach clenched tight.

Hunter blocked her path, his towering six-foot-four frame packaged in a tight-fitting black T-shirt and jeans that showcased his muscles. His arms had to be twice the size they were the last time he’d been here. His gaze twice as intense. Her reaction twenty times that.

According to the town gossips, he’d been back in Mercy for a couple of weeks, but so far he’d avoided her. And she’d prayed daily he would stay away. Every time he came home on leave, he seemed to make it a point to show up here. At her bar. With another woman on his arm. Making sure she saw he’d moved on. And each time her heart broke a little more.

“Need some help?” he asked.

Her brain took a full minute to kick into gear, then another minute to reconnect to her mouth. “What?”

“You look like you could use some help. Can I do anything?” His serious voice passed through lips that were way too tempting.

She couldn’t think. The man standing before her had gone AWOL with her heart over five years ago, like the tail end of a twister after a storm. Part of her had been happy he’d left. The other part had been devastated. Their love had been wild and crazy, but ultimately destructive.

She noticed the knotted wood cane leaning against the table beside him. “What’s with the cane?”

Hunter grinned and shifted his weight to the side. “What’s with the wet clothes?” He extinguished his cigarette and stepped away from the doorway leading to the upstairs apartment, his limp noticeable.

Evie crossed her arms over her chest, the action squeezing more beer out of her bra. Her lips pressed into a tight line and she forced herself to answer, “Wet T-shirt contest. It’s a new thing we’re trying.”

Evie straightened her arms, clenching and unclenching her fists at her sides in time with the ticking in his jaw. A couple day’s stubble graced the hard planes of his face, only a little shorter than the black hair buzzed close to his scalp. He looked as if he’d been chiseled from steel.

Hunter leaned in close and Evie’s stomach knotted. Lust built inside her, pushing against her dam of resistance. “I bet you won.”

He wasn’t staring at her chest, she had to give him that. No, his target appeared to be her mouth. His head lowered to hers and her mind went blank. If she had been thinking like a full-grown woman, she would have jerked back before his lips made contact. But tonight her brain had pointed and aimed but failed to fire.

LindsayCross_ResurrectionRiver_HRTitle: Resurrection River, Men of Mercy (book 2)

Author Name: Lindsay Cross

Series Name (or Stand Alone): Men of Mercy book 2

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 21st

Publisher (or Self): Cypress Bend Publishing

Word Count: approx. 85,000

Heat Level: Hot

 

Blurb:

Ranger James accepted his best friend’s death like a good soldier. With guilt. Regret. Vengeance. But a forbidden desire keeps pulling him from his mission…

 

Desire for his best friend’s widow.

 

Killed in Action. That’s why Rachel Carter’s husband wasn’t coming home.

 

A war widow, alone and broke, Rachel struggles to revive her family’s crop dusting service to survive. Now she takes to the skies to find escape. Escape from the pain. From the guilt. From the earth-shattering desire for her husband’s best friend.

 

Rachel and Ranger can’t fight the attraction between them any longer. But one fateful night cleaves their new found love in two…

 

Can they find the will to fight for true love? Or will an evil so shocking destroy their lives for good?

 

Pre-Buy/Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26101086-resurrection-river?from_search=true&search_version=service

Excerpt:

 

Rachel spun around, the yellow airplane a perfect backdrop to her beautiful face. “What are you doing here?”

Ranger let his gaze travel from her scruffy boots, torn jeans and gloriously figure hugging tank, to the top of her dark red head. Her pink cheeks flushed.

“Like what you see?”

Ranger approached, her green gaze turned wary. Good. She should be worried. She’d doused him in chemicals. His skin still itched. He reached forward, plucked an oil stick from her ponytail and sent her hair spilling to her shoulders. He caught the brief scent of flowers and oil.

Rachel grabbed her hair, lips parted. Angry. Stubborn. Sexy.

He held up the stick right in front of her face. “Oil stick.”

Rachel snatched it from his fingers and tossed it across the room. “I told you to stay away from me.”

Ranger shrugged, his brain still caught on the image of her jean-clad ass hanging out of that airplane. Forget Sports Illustrated. He had farm fucking fantastic right here.

“Don’t you think dropping that all-natural excuse for chemicals on me is a bit dramatic? If you want to get me naked all you had to do is ask.” Ranger gestured to himself, sweeping his hand from his head down to his torso, Rachel’s eyes followed.

That definitely wasn’t desperation or anger in her gaze.

The desire he’d been trying to hold in check for months reared up inside him.

“You think I want to see you naked?” Rachel snorted, lifted her chin. “Besides, I figured anything would be an improvement to your normal smell.” So much for her vulnerability.

The wind picked up, blew into the hangar. Ranger shifted, praying the wind wouldn’t open the fly on his boxers, and almost covered himself. Almost. Until he remembered she was the reason for his stench. Instead, he stood tall. “You’ve never had a problem with the way I smelled before.”

“My manners were just too good to say anything.” She strode past him, punishing him with the sexy sway of her hips.

Dammit, he was so hard up for her, even her walk had his mind blanking. He stood there, nearly naked, and drenched in herbicide, and she walked past him like a stranger on a sidewalk.

Running from him. Again.

“Rachel Ann.” He didn’t yell, but she stopped mid-stride. Turned. Lips parted.

“You did that on purpose,” Ranger said. She’d been hard headed even in high-school, when he tried to break up with her, explaining that he needed a little space to see if life in Mercy was what he really wanted. Jumping on the marriage and kids bandwagon at eighteen years old had scared the shit out of him. But he’d obliterated any chance for reconnecting with Rachel when she’d seen him making out with Tonya at the football game senior year.

He hadn’t thought that leaving her to sow the wild oats of his youth would be a self-fulfilling prophecy of regret. Or that his best friend would move in on Rachel so fast and fill the void that Ranger had left in her heart.

“You bet your ass I did.”

“What the hell for?” He couldn’t get her smell, her taste, her touch out of his head. But she’d dumped shit on him for the last time.

Her eyes narrowed and her lips flattened. “I warned you.”

Yeah, she’d warned him to stay away from her. He’d stayed with her for weeks, helping her after the funeral. She’d healed physically, but remained an emotional tomb.

“I promised Shane, if anything ever happened to him, I’d look out for you.” He wanted to take her in his arms and kiss that angry expression right off her face. He’d wanted her since high-school, but when she’d married Shane, he’d vowed to put those feelings away. Forever. But the attraction hadn’t disappeared. And he knew it never would. “I know the chemistry between us is weird. Scary. But dammit it’s real and it’s here and now. You’re just flying through the clouds because you don’t want to see what’s on the ground right in front of you.”

If he hadn’t been studying every minute expression on her face he would have missed the brief flash of vulnerability in her gaze. Then her anger slid back in place. “The only thing I feel is annoyance. Are you so desperate that you have to chase after what you can’t have? You dumped me first, remember?”

Him? Desperate? No. He’d never had a problem getting women. Until Rachel.

If he hadn’t been so young and stupid he would have been the one she’d married. Not Shane.

Now all he could think, all he could see, was the small sprinkle of freckles across her pert nose. He could be on a mission in a third world country or down the road. It didn’t matter. She affected him.

He had an all-consuming need for his best friend’s wife. He hadn’t counted on lust eating him alive.

But he had honor. He had loyalty. Ranger had vowed over Shane’s grave to take care of Rachel.

 

LindsayCross_RecklessRiver_HRTitle: Reckless River, Men of Mercy (book 3)

Author Name: Lindsay Cross

Series Name (or Stand Alone): Men of Mercy book 3

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 21st

Publisher (or Self): Cypress Bend Publishing

Word Count: approx. 78,000

Heat Level: Hot

 

Blurb:

They say you can’t go home again. Jared Crowe never wanted to.

Home meant facing memories of abuse and neglect. Of dark closets and evil nightmares. Of his own relatives intent on killing him. But now his brother’s kidnapping forces him to face those demons. Only this time, Jared isn’t a scared little boy. He’s a full-grown Special Forces operative bent on revenge.

As a little girl, Sparrow Pickney risked her life to free two abused boys. As a grown woman Sparrow needs to earn a place in her adopted family’s business or be forced into a life of degradation. The chance to prove her family loyalty comes when she catches Jared spying on the compound and captures him.

When Jared sees his captor, he realizes she’s the girl of his dreams and vows to rescue her from a life of poverty. What Jared doesn’t know is Sparrow may not be the savior he remembers…but the one responsible for abducting and torturing his brother.

Jared is determined to find the truth. But that truth may be more than his heart can take.

 

 

Pre-Buy/Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26872928-reckless-river-men-of-mercy-book-3

 

Excerpt:

It had been nearly twenty years since he’d seen her, but Jared could never forget those golden eyes. Eyes that had haunted his dreams ever since. Had she joined up with Kay? Or was she simply one of those poor souls struggling to survive?

The thought of Sparrow slowly starving filled him with a sense of guilt. He should have made her leave with them. Even though they’d been children when she’d freed them, Jared had been big enough to drag her out, whether she’d wanted to go or not.

She leaned over him, reaching for his hands. Her floppy hat fell down, blinding her, and she ripped it off and tossed it across the room. Long caramel-colored hair, full of sun-kissed highlights, waterfalled down the sides of her face and tickled his nose. Her scent surrounded him now, flooding his senses. Honeysuckle and wildflowers. His cock swelled in an instant. Jared gnashed his teeth together, trying to quell his intense reaction to her nearness.

Sparrow leaned down further and her loose tank top gaped open, treating him to a glorious view of surprisingly plump breasts cupped in a plain sports bra. His gaze locked onto her beaded nipples through the cotton. Fuck he wanted to rip that bra down and reveal what was hidden beneath. The loose manly clothes she wore made her look stick thin, but womanly curves were concealed beneath them.

Sparrow sighed and sat up straight, leaving rope dangling uselessly on his wrists. Jared gripped the metal headboard with his hands, waiting for her next move. She stood there for a moment and studied him, trying to decide what to do. Well, he wasn’t going to help her out one little bit.

“Keep your hands right there, got it?” Her voice was stern.

“Yes ma’am.” He had no intention of acting up. Yet.

She placed a knee on the mattress, and in one swift movement straddled him, settling on his belly. Jared groaned and closed his eyes thankful she hadn’t sat down lower on his body; otherwise, she would have gotten her own surprise. She leaned over him spreading her knees wider up his chest. His eyes popped open, unable to resist another view of her bare skin.

“You can stop with the theatrics right now, I know I’m not big enough to crush you.”

If only that were his problem. Her shirt dipped down even more and he fixated on the pale mounds of her breasts straining against the material of her sports bra. It was a crime to lock those beauties up in serviceable cotton.

She should wear nothing but pure silk and lace, perfect for him to rip off her body.

Her hair curtained around him again, and her soft lips parted in concentration as she worked. He was aware of every inch of exposed skin—from the graceful hollow of her neck to her supple forearms peeking out from the rolled up sleeves of her checkered work shirt. Even more aware of the intense heat radiating from her core, pressed so intimately to his chest.

“There. All done.” She sat back, a satisfied smile on her lips.

Jared tugged on the rope. He’d completely zoned out on anything other than her straddling him. It didn’t give an inch—the knot she’d tied was worthy of a professional. A small ounce of foreboding seeped into him. “Where did you learn to tie knots?”

“Trapping. Working snares. Been doing it since I was a kid.” Her words were so matter-of-fact, he had no doubt she spoke the truth. Holy shit. He yanked on the ropes, but they didn’t move.

“Impressive.” Jared wriggled his fingers and wrists, testing for any weakness. He found none.

“Might as well stop struggling. Nobody’s ever been able to get out of one of my knots. And I used my new rope too, so it wouldn’t snap easy.” She made a snapping motion with her fingers, the emphasis driving in just how stupid his plan had been. He should have used that easy opening she’d given him with the gun.

His foreboding turned to real worry. He had to get out of here to rescue his brother. Hoyt’s life depended on him. If he couldn’t get free… “Nice, now what?”

“Now you tell me who you are and why you’re here.” Sparrow sat back on her heels, the curve of her ass grazing the tip of his cock. He clenched his muscles, fighting to free himself from the pull of lust.

Remember, you’re the soldier trained in interrogation techniques. Now he just had to stop thinking with his dick for long enough to find out where Hoyt was being held. “My name is Jake.”

She tapped her chin, staring down at him.  Once again he was enthralled by the intense color of her eyes. They were golden, almost like a cat’s, with a darker brown ring around the edges. “Jake. You don’t look like a Jake.”

He enjoyed hearing the name on her lips. Would enjoy hearing his real name even better. Her soft accent and long vowels stretched it out slow. Sensual. “And what do I look like?”

“I don’t know. Killer? Tiger?”

“That’s what people name their cats.”

“True. Why are you here?”
“Why did you take me hostage?” he countered.

“You were spying on my family. Only our enemies do that.” She shifted, brushing against his tip again. Fuck he wanted to rip free of these bonds and throw her down beneath him. Where was his detached logic now? Something about her was making him lose control.

“I have no interest in you. I was looking for a family member who went missing, know anything about that?” He studied her reaction intently, watching for any flash of awareness, but she didn’t give away anything.

“Haven’t seen anybody new around here in a long time, and I would know. Sorry, but you plopped down on the wrong piece of land.”

“He told me he was coming here.” Not really, but Jared knew without the slightest shred of doubt that Hoyt had been taken by the Crowes. Miss Kay wanted to finish what she had started all those years ago, even if Jared didn’t know why. It was bad enough his parents had died when Jared was only nine, Hoyt six, but to have his aunt try to murder them….

Jared yanked on the bonds again, testing the bed frame. It screeched but held firm. Shit.

“What does he look like?” Every time Sparrow moved or shifted he felt her. Desire was holding him hostage as much as the damn ropes. Got to get free. Got to find Hoyt.

“What do I get if I tell you?”

“What do you get? You get to live.” Her brows shot down as if confused.

“You won’t kill me.”

“Try me.”

“How about we make a little trade—you give me something, I give you something.”

“Give? What do you want?” She laid her palms on her thighs, kneeling over his body, the position incredibly erotic.

Blushing aside, maybe she wasn’t so innocent after all. He had a plan and she was part of it. He knew he could get more information out of Sparrow than her giant ass brother. And he’d find it a hell of a lot more enjoyable too. “Kiss me.”

She stopped moving all together and her eyes narrowed in on his mouth.

“Give me a kiss and I’ll sing like a bird.”

 

 

Author Bio:

lindsaycrossLindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation.

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams.

 

 

Author Social Links:

FACEBOOK LINK AUTHOR PROFILE:

https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.cross.author

TWITTER LINK:

https://twitter.com/lindsaycross101

GOODREADS LINK:

https://www.goodreads.com/lindsaycrossauthor

AMAZON LINK:

https://www.amazon.com/author/lindsaycross

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Series Blitz~ Club Aegis

Join The Club – Club Aegis Series by Christie Adams @ChristieAdams #clubaegis #britromance

Series Blurb: Club Aegis

Aegis – the shield of Zeus, and by extension, a means of protection. The men and women who are members of Club Aegis have all played their part in protecting their country. They work hard…and they play hard. Their lives are not always easy – and sometimes they have to put their lives on the line, not just for their country but for those they love. 

Purchase Links

The Velvet Ribbon (Club Aegis 1)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Jy3VHg

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1h2aYRG

Love Is Danger (Club Aegis 2)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1RaW6xC

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1iEheQS

A Wanting Heart (Club Aegis 2.5)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Fvpz43

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Jy47q1

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Blurb: The Velvet Ribbon (Club Aegis 1)

Alex Lombard is a Dom with a dark past. The former SAS officer, now a successful businessman, carries the scars of his past both on his body and in PTSD-induced nightmares resulting from more than just his service to his country. The light in his life takes the form of his assistant, Beth Harrison, the woman whom he has secretly coveted since she came to work for him.

Beth has been attracted to her employer from the day she met him. When not at work, she fills her time with writing stories featuring the BDSM lifestyle she craves but has not yet found the courage to explore. Though she knows nothing of his extra-curricular interests, Alex is the inspiration for the Dom in her latest novel.

Then Alex makes a chance discovery, and when Beth becomes the victim of a street crime, the two of them come together to find what is missing from both their lives. However, their path to happiness is beset not just by the teething troubles of a new relationship—a ghost from Alex’s past has returned, bent on revenge, and Alex is not the only one in his sights…

NOTE: This work was previously published. It has been retitled, expanded and re-edited for this release.

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Blurb: Love Is Danger (Club Aegis 2)

Having only just dumped her lecherous two-timing boyfriend, Stacie Matheson never expected, when her car broke down in a storm, to be rescued by a tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed knight in a shining Jaguar. Cam is everything her ex was not—and more besides.

Now that his old friend Alex has settled into married life with his submissive, Beth, Cameron Fraser is ready to surrender his single status. What he isn’t ready for is being blindsided by a beautiful curvy damsel-in-distress.

Fate has brought them together – the Dom who needs a submissive, and the woman who takes her first steps into the world of submission at his side. However, there’s more to Cam’s life than the sensual games he plays with Stacie. When that life intrudes on their relationship, neither is prepared for the devastating consequences.

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Blurb: A Wanting Heart (Club Aegis 2.5)

What happens when a former Royal Navy officer is given a second chance with the woman he loves?

Ryan Quinn is still in love with the woman he lost three years ago. For him, there can be no other. When he sees Fiona again at her sister’s wedding, he has no choice but to risk his heart for a second time, by reminding her of what they once shared.

How wrong can a woman be?

Tragic and complicated family circumstances had left Fiona Pearce with no option but to turn her back on the man she loved and drive him out of her life. When his path crosses hers again, she feels compelled to apologise, even though she fears she may be opening old wounds that are best left undisturbed.

Events take an unexpected turn, giving Ryan the opportunity to suggest that they go away together for a few days. To his surprise, Fiona agrees. In the remote cottage their love is rekindled, but it takes a blizzard to erase the past and allow them to start finding out who they really are – together.

NOTE: This is a previously published work. The title, author, and/or publisher may have changed.

 

Excerpt: The Velvet Ribbon (Club Aegis 1)

The sound of heels on hardwood provided the metronomic fanfare that alerted Alex to the imminent arrival of Beth Harrison—his executive assistant, right-hand woman and, of late, source of growing frustration. He looked up from the correspondence in his hand, eyes narrowing at her approaching reflection in the tinted window that gave him a panoramic view over London. 

Those damn fuck-me shoes! A muscle tensed in his tightly clenched jaw. While her working wardrobe went from black to white, with every shade of grey between, her footwear was downright rebellious—immaculate heels, never less than four inches in height, in a myriad selection of styles and eye-catching colours.

Which ones today? It was a question that crossed Alex’s mind every morning. He’d never considered himself to have any kind of shoe fetish until Beth came to work for him. Every morning it was the same, and the litany of colours was ever-expanding. As for today—would it be the peacock blue? Or the metallic purple, perhaps? He was rather fond of the latter.

No, today it was a new pair…new to the office, at any rate. The vivid red patent leather heels, with an ankle strap adorned with an eye-catching bow, were incredibly flattering to her slender feet and shapely ankles…and those gorgeous legs clad in sheer black nylon with seams straighter than an arrow. Oh, the fantasies he’d had about having those legs wrapped around his hips while he sank his cock into her lush body, felt her contract hard around him, heard her panting cries as he spilled inside her at the moment of her climax…

His eyes continued upward, taking in the flannel-grey pencil skirt—the fabric clinging to her curves, so fitted that it gave her hips an ultra-feminine sway as she walked. He experienced a sharp, momentary twinge of disappointment; for the lines to be that smooth, there was no way she was wearing stockings. He tried to curb his disappointment that beneath the skirt, there would be no tantalising exposure of creamy skin at the top of her thighs.

She wore the crisp, brilliant white cotton blouse with the top buttons undone, hinting at a delicious cleavage, the long sleeves fastened at her delicate wrists with mock cufflinks. French-manicured nails tipped elegant fingers that clasped a notebook and pen.

And then there was her face: heart-shaped, lightly made-up, alluring green eyes behind unremarkable spectacles, all crowned by upswept, luxuriant, brown hair threaded with gold, and not one strand out of place. In the three years that she’d been his assistant, he’d never seen her anything less than cool, calm and utterly professional.

What he’d give to see her come apart under the force of the orgasms he could give her.

Author Bio

When she isn’t actually writing, Christie is often thinking about writing – either the book she’s currently working on, or one of the dozen other stories she’ll have percolating away at the back of her mind.

In addition to writing, she also loves lazing around with a good book, or browsing the internet in search of cute pictures of dogs and puppies, a pastime that often helps with writer’s block – or so she claims. She likes James Bond movies, and cries at the end of “You’ve Got Mail” every time.

Good chocolate is also one of her passions in life, often accompanied by a glass of her favourite tipple, English sparkling wine. And if she can be persuaded to abandon her writing for a while, she finds that chocolate, wine and a good movie on TV is an excellent way to pass a dark winter’s evening.

Social Media

Twitter                                                             https://twitter.com/ChristieAdams

Facebook                                                         https://www.facebook.com/christie.adams.author

Website                                                           http://christieadamsauthor.com/

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Breaking in Waves Series Spotlight & Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway at the end of the post.
 
Title: Breaking in Waves Series
Author: Laila Blake
Genre: Erotic Romance / Literary Erotica
Release date: Book 1 July 17, 2014
Book 2 July 17, 2014
Book 3 January 6, 2015
 
Blurb: Breaking in Waves is an erotic trilogy comprising Driftwood Deeds, Trading Tides
and Saltwater Skin.
 
It follows the relationship of  hermit screenwriter Paul Archer and young media journalist Iris,
who comes to interview him in his seaside home. While Iris has long been curious 
about
Dominance and submission, she has never had a taste. So when Paul offers to give 
her
one, she jumps at the chance for an adventure.
 
Of course nothing is ever that easy and when feelings start to develop between them, they have
try and make to work across the distance and an age gap,
  try to fit their disparate puzzle pieces together somehow.
 
Breaking in Waves may never be a story everybody loves. It wasnt conceived that way,and
that
s not its goal. Its erotic fiction with a literary bent, with a whiff of rebellion against
the expected and the profitable. It
s a story that searches for those qualities in its readers,
too, a story that wants to latch onto someone who is also searching, longing for 
something
just a little bit different. And just maybe its been searching for you.
Interview with the author
Please tell us about your latest or upcoming release. What is this gem about?
 
I just released Saltwater Skin, the last installment of the Breaking in Waves trilogy. It brings to a close the love story of Iris – a young media journalist, and Paul – a hermit screenwriter, who have found  themselves attracted to each other and then try to figure out how to bridge an age gap, expectations and distance to be together and make each other happy.
 
How often does your muse distract you from day to day minutiae?
 
Honestly, I think day to day minutiae are tend to intrude on my writing more than the other way around. It’s all about a schedule, I think. About making time and – for me, especially – to accept there is only so much I can do in any given day and not drive myself crazy ;).
 
What do readers have to look forward to in the future from you?
 
Oh, so much. At our little publishing house Lilt Literary, we’ve just set up a publishing schedule for this year. There will be a new erotica series centered around a secret society, the last installment of the zombie drama After Life Lessons, which I am co-writing with L.C. Spoering, a new urban fantasy series by the both of us which is based on the world I started in the Lakeside Series and so much more. It’ll be an exciting year!
 
Writer’s block—real or hype?
It depends on the definition. I definitely think there are things that can block you – for me, that’s expecially not know knowing how to go with a scene or plot, or doubting myself etc.  – and then it’s my job to figure out what it is and get over it. Writer’s Block as a force of nature that plagues writers: hype :).
 
Do you prefer to extensively plot your stories, or do you write them as they come to you
 
I tend to plot. It depends on each story, how much. My Breaking in Waves series is slightly plotted – as in I had an outline of where to go. My fantasy series is plotted in much more detail.
Last year, I went through a lot of changes in my life and I realized how little I like multi-tasking, how easily I get overwhelmed. I took some steps to implement this in my real life – and for writing it meant that I realized how much easier and more enjoyable writing is for me when I don’t have to make up plot AND word it at the same time.
 
Do you have a favorite genre? Is it the same genre you prefer to write?
It changes. I don’t really have a favorite genre – mostly I love it when authors bridge that gap and write something surprising and transformative. Like Margaret Atwood or Philip K. Dick, like Murakami or even Gillian Flynn with Gone Girl. I like to read books that surprise me, make me think, that are beautiful in style and wording, and I suppose that is also what I try to do in my own fiction, although I still have a lot to learn.
 

Thank you so much for having me. This was fun!

 
 
Title: Driftwood Deeds (Book 1)
Release date: July 17, 2014
 
Blurb: When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter
Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of 
dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all.
 
Called a “gem for fans of BDSM romance and the perfect starting point for readers new to
the genre” by RT Book Reviews, Driftwood Deeds is a novella of sexual awakening as 
well
as consent and communication in bdsm.
 
 
Title: Trading Tides (Book 2)
Release date: July 17, 2014
 
Blurb: Love, they say, is magnified by absence.After the dream-like quality of Iris’ visit at Paul’s sea-side home, she is back in the routine and drudgery of her city life. Struggling to put a label on what they have together, they phone and write letters, trying to sustain the flame, until they can make time to be in each other’s arms again. But once they are, how do you pull back into proportions a love so magnified it burns?
 
Contains adult themes and bdsm.
 
 
Title: Saltwater Skin (Book 3)
Release date: January 6, 2015
 
Blurb: In this last installment in the Breaking in Waves series, Paul takes the helm and tells the story of how he and Iris move in together. Two decades of a bachelor’s lifestyle are not easy to merge into a life together, and Paul goes on a journey of embracing Iris in his seaside world. Without holding back and without fear.
 
Saltwater Skin is a 37.000 words erotic novella, covering adult themes and bdsm. It is
the 
third installment in the Breaking in Waves trilogy.
 
 
Tour Schedule
 
January 26 – Promo – Word Forward
January 27 – Review – Erzabet
January 27 – Guest Blog – Pub Slush
January 28 – Promo – Paranormal Book Club ( PBC) 
January 29 – Review – She Hearts Books
January 30- Promo – Bookcrastinators
 
February 2 – Promo – Desire Me Only
February 3 – Guest Blog, Promo – Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My
February 4 – Interview & Promo – Harlie Williams, Writer
February 5 – Review – Addicted to Books and Authors
February 6 – Promo – Dawn’s Reading Nook
February 9 – Promo – Erotic Notions
February 10 – Promo – IndieWritersReview
February 11 – Promo – Daydreaming Books
February 12 – Promo – Books Are Magic
February 13 – Promo – Sweet Love and Hotness Britches
February 16 – Promo – Penny’s Tales
February 17 – Review -Simpliread
February 18 – Guest Blog & Promo – Bookin’ It Reviews
February 19 – Promo – Bridging The Gap Promotions
February 27 – Promo – Lisa Loves Books
 
March 2 – Promo – Must Read Faster
March 3 – Interview & Promo – Raine Delight’s World
March 4 – Promo – Deal Sharing Aunt
March 13 – Promo – Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
March 20 – Promo & Review – Harlie’s Books
 
About the Author
 
Laila Blake (lailablake.com) is an author, linguist and translator. She writes character-driven
love stories, co-hosts the podcast
 Lilt and blogs about writing, feminism and society.Her
work has been featured in numerous anthologies. Keeping a balance between 
her different interests, Laila Blakes body of work encompasses literary erotica, romance, and various fields in speculative fiction (dystopian/post-apocalypse, fantasy, paranormal romance and urban fantasy) and she adores finding ways to mix and match.A self-proclaimed nerd, she lives in Cologne/Germany with her cat Nookie, harbors a deep fondness for obscure folk singers and plays the guitar. She loves photography, science documentaries and classic literature, as well as Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.You can find her across the web. To stay up to date with her most recent publications, please consider signing up for her spam-free newsletter.


Talking with Rod Dracon today

Haunting Magic

Please give a warm welcome to Rodrick Dracon, my hero from Haunting Magic, Devon Falls 4. A wolf shifter, he finds love with the one person who can drive him extremely nuts. Now take it away Rod…

How did you get together with your heroine, Jaxon Sinclair in Haunting Magic?

Rod Answers: Well hello there and thanks for having me here. *smiles and settles on the bar stool*

Jax is one woman who knows how to needle really, really good. *sighs dramatically* I wasn’t looking for a long term relationship but my wolf had other ideas and since I don’t relish being a lone wolf, I decided to look around. I was not expecting my true mate to be Jaxon at all. Lets just say when Jaxon and I are in the same room, sparks fly and man,  she is the only woman I know who can pull no punches either. She is fiery, wonderful, loyal and more. She is by far the one woman who lets me know when I am being an ass and I would do anything for her. She is the one woman who knows me inside and out and still loves me for it, flaws and all.

What do you sleep in?

Rod Answers: Well nothing really *winks*

What is it about your love interest Jaxon that makes you crazy in a good way?

Rod Answers: Well the fact she can make me mad in under thirty seconds to wanting to rip her clothes off and ravish her the next thirty seconds. She knows how to push all my buttons. *grins*

Find out where to go next in the blog hop at http://samcheever.com/blog/character-interview-blog-hop/

Haunting Magic

Get all the information on how Rod and Jaxon got together in Haunting Magic, now available at Secret Cravings Publishing, Amazon and All Romance (ARe)

A wolf shifter finds that falling in love is not the only problem he has. Can he convince Jaxon that his love is true?

For wolf shifter Rod Dracon finding his destined mate just got harder for the woman his wolf wanted was none other than Jaxon Sinclair. A woman who would sneer and quip about his life but he couldn’t deny that she called to him on a primal level. Now the question is can this wolf shifter claim his mate before she walks away….forever.

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Welcome Karenna Colcroft

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Hi and welcome to my blog, Karenna. Please make yourself at home and grab a drink from my hunky cabana boys, Zeke and Jake. 

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

My most recent release was Try the Tofu, book 5 in my M/M paranormal series Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat. It was released August 1, and is a bit of a change from the previous books both in tone (it’s darker) and in narrator; all the previous books were narrated by the world’s only vegan werewolf, Kyle Slidell, but by reader request, Try the Tofu is narrated by Kyle’s mate (and alpha) Tobias Rogan. My next scheduled release won’t be until December of this year, and I’m currently taking a short break from writing while I work out some career things, so I don’t have a work in progress at the moment.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?

I love the TV series Degrassi, which is essentially a soap opera for teenagers. I also confess to watching Dance Moms.

If we asked your muse to describe you using five words, what do you think they would say?

Complicated, stubborn, annoying, fun, imaginative

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

As recently as 2006, I couldn’t say the word “sex” without cringing, let alone write about it.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’d probably stay in the Boston, Massachusetts area (where I currently live), but I want to live on a houseboat.

If someone hasn’t read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

If they’re interested in male/male romance, I would recommend they start with Salad on the Side, the first book in Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat, because I think it’s one of my more unique books and one of the ones I most enjoyed writing.

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?

I wouldn’t say any of my characters need to be taught how to love, but many of them need to learn to open themselves up to the possibility and to let go of the past to embrace what’s being offered. Hence my tagline, “Open your heart.”

What can readers expect next from you?

My next scheduled release is due out in December. Whatever He Wants will be released from Ellora’s Cave as part of their “Boys Will Do Boys” series and is a male/male contemporary romance about a “player” who gets played and falls in love in the process. At the time of this writing, I have three projects under consideration at different publishers, but I’d rather not say much about those since I’m waiting for initial responses. I have a few projects planned to write as soon as I finish the career planning stuff I’m working on; I’m transitioning from having a part-time income-earning job in addition to writing to doing only the writing, so I have a few things to get organized and settled before I dive into the next project.

Thanks for coming. Is there anything else you want to add? 

Thanks for having me! And thanks to Zeke and Jake for keeping me well-hydrated and entertained during the interview. (Those abs… dang!)

Readers who want to find out more about me can visit me in the following places:

My website www.karennacolcroft.com

My Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/karenna.colcroft

My Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/261093317316839/

My Twitter @KarennaColcroft

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Blurb for Try the Tofu:
As he and his mate Kyle Slidell prepare to travel to Pennsylvania for the twice-yearly regional Alpha gathering, Tobias Rogan knows something will go wrong. His fears are proven correct when a visiting werewolf from another region challenges Arkhon Zane Wolfskin for leadership of the Northeast–and wins.

Tobias and his allies learn the challenge was part of a larger plan to destroy their region, and Tobias will not allow it to happen. But can he defeat the new Arkhon and take charge of the region himself?

EXCERPT:

Javier looked around the circle at the stony faces of all the alphas. None of them met his gaze, and none gave any indication they would be pleased about filling the role. He swallowed hard and faced me again. “I give my challenger the right to choose.”

A ripple of sound ran through the alphas, but they quieted almost immediately. Javier should have chosen his proxy, but he didn’t know whom among the alphas he could trust. Still, his passing the choice to me would be seen as another show of weakness on his part.

I had to win this fight. No matter what it took, and no matter how hard the Anax tried to prevent it, I had to win.

“I choose Christian Brown, Alpha of Easternmost Pack, to give the signal and ensure the fight runs to protocol,” I said, loudly and clearly so there would be no mistake.

Christian was behind me, so I missed the expression on his face. His tone gave away his astonishment. “I accept the role you have given me, Tobias.”

I managed not to sigh with relief. Whatever Christian decided as proxy, the other alphas would be unlikely to argue. Christian was vocal and abrasive about those he disliked, so it was no secret he didn’t approve of me or of Javier. He was probably the least biased person present.

“I accept Christian Brown as moderator and proxy,” Javier said slowly.

Christian came up beside us. He looked at me with a question in his gaze, and I looked back with what I hoped was complete neutrality. I couldn’t risk giving anything away.

He hesitated. “Shift and wait for my signal to begin.”

Javier and I removed our clothing and began the process of going wolf. I hated shifting, but I had trained myself well. Taking wolf form hurt like hell, but I’d learned not to let the pain get to me too much. As alpha, I couldn’t afford much recovery time after a shift. As challenger in this fight, I could afford even less.

In my white-furred form, I stood and faced my enemy. He had not yet completed his shift, and his pain was evident and appealing. I smelled blood and fear and forced myself to be still. I could not attack until word was given.

But I would taste my enemy’s blood. He was weaker and more frightened, and he could not defeat me.

Finally he stood before me, fully wolf except the too-human panic racing through his mind. That I felt that emotion from him didn’t surprise me. He was Arkhon, in name if not power, and a bond existed though he had not solidified it as he should have.

I looked at the human-shaped alpha beside me. On his word, I would kill the enemy or die in the attempt. My legs twitched as I held myself back from the fight. I didn’t want to wait. I wanted to kill.

“Begin,” the human said.

Despite my desire to fight, I held back, waiting for my enemy to make the first move. He did the same, and I smelled confusion. I had challenged, and he didn’t understand why I wasn’t acting on it.

Finally he came for me.

I let him knock me to the ground but rolled us so I had him pinned. Reaching along my bonds to mate and pack, I drew as much strength as I was able. The enemy struggled and managed to shake free, but his next move, a bite aimed at my bad leg, merely gave me another opportunity to take him down.

From somewhere, he, too, pulled strength and continued fighting. Blood flew and I was dimly aware of pain in my chest and bad leg. I tasted blood without being fully aware of where my teeth had landed on his body.

A sudden desire hit me to lie down. To end the fight now before I was hurt. I was no ruler. I should give up and let Javier take the win.

I obeyed for only a moment or two. Urgency surged along my mate bond and I remembered what Kyle had told me. I didn’t have to obey anyone. I was strong and powerful, and the only one I had to obey was myself.

 

 

 

Book Spotlight~ Tabitha Rayne’s Taking Flight

Taking Flight

 

Taking Flight by Tabitha Rayne

 

Thank you so much for having me at your place!

I’m here to highlight my new erotic novel, Taking Flight – it’s book 2 in The Meeting Point trilogy – but don’t worry if you haven’t read book one yet (A Clockwork Butterfly) because it doesn’t matter which order you read the first two.

Hope this whets your appetite for a raunchy dystopian adventure 😉

Tiny snippet

“If we part ways,” he started but Deborah pressed a finger to his lips, she didn’t want to hear it, speaking it might make it true. He pushed her hand from his face and held it at his chest, his woozy gaze fixed on hers. “Deborah, if we part ways, I’ll find you. I’ll find you at the meeting point. Do everything you can to come. We are more than the physical.”

 

Longer snippet – Marcus and Deborah have just finished making love

Marcus flopped on top of her and she struggled to breathe with the weight of him on her chest. He shifted his body a little to allow her to take in air but held her fast with her fingers still jammed to her sex and him still inside her.

‘I want you to remember this moment. Remember this time of us being utterly as one.’ That look had returned, and panic rose in Deborah’s chest.

‘Silly talk …,’ she said dismissively and feigned a giggle, but his intense stare never wavered and she had to look away.

He was right. They’d got away with it for too long. He was sure to be found soon and taken to the farms. She thought of the day they’d made the decision to hide him here, in their home. He’d quit his job, saying he was going back to look after his parents south of the border. That was before the pleasure farms were common knowledge; where men were taken and used as playthings for the increasingly powerful Archmatria government. Deborah had heard rumours of their existence and they’d acted on them immediately, playing out an acrimonious split for the benefit of neighbours and colleagues, but he’d never left. He’d simply stayed indoors and hid.

‘Why don’t we start an uprising?’ Marcus had said, only half joking, before he’d gone into hiding. But they’d both known it would have been a futile waste of their remaining time together.

They’d decided the only way was to keep working on a cure. Or at least discovering a reason for the sudden proliferation of the toxins.

Deborah prised her way out from underneath Marcus and rolled onto her side. Their mingled fluids trickled from her onto the sheets and she reached down between her legs and gently cupped her hands over her sex, trying to keep it all inside. If she could keep it all in, maybe he would be able to stay for ever. The excitement from the discovery at the lab ebbed away, leaving a soft melancholy in its wake.

***

Harsh banging at the front door woke Deborah and Marcus into full alert. Panicking, Deborah frantically clutched at the detritus on her bedside table, searching for a clock.

‘Don’t bother.’ Marcus reached over and laid a calming hand on hers. ‘It’s still dark. They’ve come for me…’

 

Blurb

“Find me at the meeting point. We are more than the physical.”

Four generations from now, toxins are ravaging the land and the future of mankind is in peril. The surviving men are being rounded up and taken to holding facilities. Research scientist, Dr Deborah Regan is hoping to stabilise the decreasing male population before her lover, Marcus becomes one of those taken away.

When the authorities come looking for Marcus, Deborah abandons her research to go on the run with her lover. They flee to the forests where they stumble across a couple who are intent on finding an ultimate sexual union where at the point of climax their spirits break free from their bodies and unite. Plunged into a life of lust and survival, Deborah soon realises she can easily slip into this trancelike state and she and Marcus set out to create a transcendent bond of their own. Can they achieve the ultimate unity before fate separates them for good?

An erotic dystopian fantasy following a young couple trying to elude capture and separation.

The prequel to A Clockwork Butterfly.
In a dying world – is love the only means of true survival?

 

Buy Links for Taking Flight

Available in ebook and paperback

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FAUTAD8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00FAUTAD8&linkCode=as2&tag=lucyfelthouse-21

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Buy links for A Clockwork Butterfly

Available in ebook and paperback

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Bio:

Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene – she’ll explore any genre.

Her short stories are included in anthologies from Xcite, Oysters & Chocolate, Cleis, Ravenous Romance, Mischief, and House of Erotica. She has novels with Beachwalk Press and Xcite Books.

TabithaRayne.co.uk

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Thanks again and happy reading x x x