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Thursday, May 31, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #31

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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!




How to join in:
-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!


Question of the Week: Is there a super hawt & smexy book that you've read and loved but would die if you ever caught your mom reading? 

The World is a Stage by Tamara Morgan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Tamara Morgan



It’s Not That Kind of Shakespeare

When I tell people that my newest release has a Shakespearean theme, I can almost hear the moans and groans across the Internet.

It’s not that I blame them…most people hear the word Shakespeare and immediately revert to their high school years, when the obligatory Hamlet or Henry V was shoved down their throats, burning all the way. I don’t know a whole lot of young readers who love Shakespeare and, admittedly, I was one of the many students who would watch the movie instead of actually reading the play. (High school survival tip: When watching the movie, always go for the Kenneth Branagh version. Always.) 

ARC Review: Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half by Samantha Grace

Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half
Beau Monde #2
by Samantha Grace
Paperback 384 pages
Published June 5th, 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 9781402258343
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley
Lady Amelia Audley and Jake Hillary have been in love with each other for years; unfortunately, a cruel set of circumstances and misunderstandings tore them apart. When Amelia marries Jake's best friend, he vows to forget his love for her. But when she returns to town newly widowed, Jake must decide whether or not to let the beautiful lady back into his heart before fate intervenes and tears them apart forever.
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Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The Book Depository


Lexi's Thoughts:
The chance to marry for love was not a common occurrence in Regency England. So not too much of a surprise that Amelia and Jake found love but were unable to marry. Why you may say, those reasons are fun to discover in Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

JILL SHALVIS' LUCKY IN LOVE BLOG TOUR (Q&A/GIVEAWAY)

Today I would like to welcome back romance author, Jill Shalvis, with her newest Lucky Harbor novel, Lucky in Love!



Q&A


Hi Jill, thank you so much for taking the time to be with us today! Can you please start off will telling us a little bit about Lucky Harbor, the town your series is based in?
Lucky Harbor is a small beach town on the Pacific Coast, where you could leave a bucket of money on your back seat and it wouldn’t get stolen, but you couldn’t keep a secret to save your life.

4th Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest—Open for Entries!

Good morning lovelies! Sourcebooks author, Sara Humphreys, has an amazing contest going on right now as a Thank You to those who serve our country and their wonderfully supportive families. It started over the Memorial Day weekend but runs until Labor Day weekend.



4th Annual U.S. Military Wives Contest—Open for Entries!
 
For the past couple of years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I have held a contest just for Military Wives. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience. I had the privilege of meeting several incredible women and their beautiful families. It's so easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by the conflicts overseas. Hearing the personal stories of these families helped me remember that our troops are husbands, fathers, brothers and sons who are immensely loved and sorely missed.
This contest will run from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend but start sending those entries in now! 

Guest Review: A Wild Night's Bride by Victoria Vane

A Wild Night's Bride (The Devil DeVere #1)A Wild Night's Bride 
(The Devil DeVere #1)
by Victoria Vane 
Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Breathless press
ASIN B007XV3E5W
Courtesy of Author
WITH THE DEVIL IN CHARGE...THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY... What happens when a struggling actress and a grieving widower come together in a night of unbridled debauchery orchestrated by a bored and machinating rake? 
She’s a lonely lady down on her luck... Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling Covent Garden actress with a bruised heart and a closely guarded secret.
He’s steadfast and eminently respectable Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his intimates, is guilt-ridden over his beloved wife’s death and avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life … of celibacy.
With the devil in charge — there will surely be hell to pay.Devil in disguise, Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is determined to return his best friend, Ned, to the land of the living. His meddling machinations result in a night of mind blowing passion after which “dull dog Ned” awakes to find himself in the King of England’s bed!
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Khelsey’s Thoughts:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tour: Once Her Man, Always Her Man by Heather Long (Guest Post)

Today I would like you to please give a warm welcome back to romance author, Heather Long!


Why Marines? Why Not! 

Once Her Man, Always Her Man kicks off the 1Night Stand sub series Always a Marine. In Once Her Man, Always Her Man Luke Dexter and Rebecca Ranier connect after an 11-year separation, allowing the Marine and his high school sweetheart a second chance at love. 

The second book, Retreat Hell! She Just Got Here finds Gunnery Sergeant Jasmine “Jazz” Winters enjoying leave to visit friends and family back in the States. At the end of her active duty contract, she plans to ‘re-up’ and ‘re-deploy’ with her unit to the Middle East but before that happens, she wants one night to feel like a real woman.  Thanks to Madame Eve’s service, she also gets her other desire fulfilled: the opportunity of a ménage with two fantastic men (and Marines) Logan Cavanaugh and Zach Evans. 

The next three books follow men from Luke’s unit (including Brody who like Jazz is still on active duty) as they participate in 1Night Stands in an act of unity to show their brothers and sisters that re-integrating into civilian life has possibilities and pleasure.  If you can’t tell, I love this series, but I love it because I fell for each and every Marine I wrote about.

Ménage a May: Somewhere In Between by Stacey Kennedy (Guest Post/Giveaway)



Welcome to the last day of our Ménage a May. Thank you so much for joining us and a huge thank you to all of the fabulous authors who participated in our event! To end things we have the super sweet Stacey Kennedy joining us with her book, Somewhere In Between.



Huge thanks to Reading Between the Wines for allowing me to take part in the Ménage a May! What a great event! Nothing better than celebrating those smexy threesomes!

I’ve written a couple ménage stories, each a sizzling tale that had me fanning myself. But I have to admit that my favorite story to write was SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. This story was two firsts for me. I’d never written a suspenseful erotic romance before. Sure, I’ve done urban fantasy stories that tend to have a suspenseful edge to them, but I’ve never written one in a contemporary setting. And that was simply FUN!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sexy Snippets: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter

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Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. To join in just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!

Ménage a May: The Naughty List by Jodi Redford (Excerpt/Giveaway)


Happy Memorial Day, lovelies! Ménage a May is winding down to an end but we aren't there yet so lets keep the fun going! Today I would like to welcome Jodi Redford who has a sexy snippet for us from her book, The Naughty List! 





Makin’ a list, and rocking it…twice.
Perpetual good girl Lacey McGuire has two Christmas wish lists. One suitable for public consumption…and a private one that’s too hot to handle. Right at the top: wild, wicked fantasies about her best buddies and business partners Ryan Hollister and Bram Colton.
Besides the fact they’re both poster boys for Hunks ’R’ Us, they’ve been there for her through thick, thin and the heartbreak of a cheating fiancé. So what if her boys will never know they star in her sexiest daydreams? In her fantasy world, her heart will never get trampled again.
Ry and Bram are pretty sure Lacey never meant to email a list of some of her raunchiest wants. Particularly the one that tightens their shorts—she wants a threesome. With them. Although they’ve loved her for years, they made a pact to keep Lacey off limits in order to protect their friendship. Now all bets are off. And the quest to give her all she wants—and more—is on.
Warning: This book contains a wickedly hot M/F/M ménage that will heat up the holidays. Friends steaming things up in a hot tub. Bondage and blindfolds. Sexy shenanigans at a Christmas tree lot. And maybe even a glimpse of Santa…in a Speedo.

Unspent Time by Graham Parke (Launch Party)


Unspent Time Launch Party

Get free books and win a Kindle Fire or a Kindle Touch



Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%*
(* These statements have not been evaluated by any person of consequence!)


From the award winning author of ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ comes a collection of impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time; time that was allotted but never spent. This is where we find the stories that could have been true.


Such as the story of Kiala, whose caretaker disappears one day, leaving her as the sole Huntress to battle the giant octopi to feed her village. Or the revealing tale of Goki Feng Ho, the ancient Chinese art of decoding the meaning of car license plates. And the heartbreaking story of the man responsible for choosing the colors of the insides of your shoes. And let’s not forget the story behind Unspent Time itself, the metaphysical ramifications of which will leave the scientific community feeling mostly indifferent about it for decades to come…

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tour: A Skinwalker's Legacy by Shae Wynters (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to Shae Wynters who is joining us on tour with her book, A Skinwalker's Legacy



Paranormal Sensuality
by Shae Wynters


The paranormal narrative craze is still strong in the land of romance. While the focus has gone beyond werewolves and vampires, many other creatures are waiting in the wings for their chance at romance.


The Navajo Skinwalker legend served as the backdrop for my series A Skinwalker's Legacy with a focus on the dangerous coupling of a guard and his chieftess. I always loved forbidden romances, especially ones which pit our couple against an age old prophecy that keeps them from being together.
Lexia Torrance is a self-sufficient woman who has lived her life closed off. Battling changes in her body due to the emergence of her skinwalker powers, she has trained herself not to trust or get close to anyone. Her life is her work as she assists the local police with solving crimes.
Galen Cortes is a part Fae and part Skinwalker guard of Southwest Skinwalker tribe. He has been watching Lexia since she was young, making sure she remains safe not only from the outside world but also herself.
Galen was one of the reasons I loved writing this story. One of the sexiest and most fun things about paranormal romances are the hot heroes that get to seduce our heroines. He's a big muscular protector who isn't afraid to let his lady take the reigns both in and out of the bedroom.

Ménage à May: Olivia Starke (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Paranormal romance author, Olivia Starke is joining us today for Ménage à May with her fantasy ménage trio and a giveaway, enjoy!






My Ménage Fantasy Trio


We all have our fantasy trios when it comes to group sex. When it comes to men, I have several ideas who I’d like to play with and what parts they’d play. Here is a rundown of my top picks for a fantasy threesome. 


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Guest Review: Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks

Sweet Addiction (Sweet #6)
by Maya Banks
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Berkley Heat
Courtesy of Publisher


He awakened a need within her… Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there’s only one he can’t stop thinking about. His childhood sweetheart, Renita. He’s never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them—or the pain he brought upon her… But now she belongs to another… Her long ago brush with submission awakened a longing in Ren that drove her to walk the darker edge of desire. She’s become a beautiful woman at ease with her sexuality and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man. When Cole finds her again, he’s gutted that she belongs to another. Ren’s current master agrees to give her to Cole for a short time, but then she must return to his keeping. And though Cole agrees to this bargain, he knows he will never be able to let Ren go again…

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Kelly's Thoughts:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ménage à May: Yours To Take by Joely Sue Burkhart (Guest Post/Giveaway)



Welcome back lovelies! Today I would like to welcome erotic romance author, Joely Sue Burkhart to our Ménage à May event. Joely is joining us on her blog tour for her newest contemporary erotic romance novel, Yours To Take.



When a Menage Isn't Three Ways


Okay, okay, we know that a ménage à trois involves three people. But what happens if all three people aren't physically attracted to each other? It's hard enough to write a menage in a modern-day world where three people end up in a committed relationship. Why on earth would people choose to stay together if they all didn't love and desire each
other?


That's the challenge I faced in Yours to Take.


Elias loves Vicki and she loves him.


Jesse loves Vicki and she loves him.

Ménage a May: Worlds Apart by Barbara Elsborg (Feature/Excerpt/Giveaway)


Welcome to Day 7 of our Ménage a May event! Today we have an excerpt and giveaway of Barbara Elsborg's spanking new release, World's Apart


Worlds Apart
Love has never been so close—or seemed so far away.
I love you. Niall is in hiding, but not from the police. He’s trapped between the world he longs for and a place he can’t leave behind. Cursed to hold his tongue, unable to claim what he wants until it’s given, he’s allowed one year to capture his heart's desire. But speaking those three simple words, the most important words in his life, might very well kill him.
I can’t love you. As a private investigator, Taylor walks daily through the ashes of love burned out. He’s witnessed the aftermath of love—destroyed marriages and wrecked lives that leave behind nothing but bitter memories of betrayal. He’s convinced that love will never plant a seed in his heart—until Niall sparks a completely unexpected reaction in both mind and body.
I want to love you. Roo has spent her entire life bouncing from relationship to relationship, offering her heart only to get it trampled on. When she finds herself out in the cold again, she discovers love can come from the most surprising of places. Her choices are simple. Do the right thing. Do the wrong thing. Do nothing. The wrong choice could be simply devastating…
Product Warnings : Beware faeries with killer tattoos and girls dressed as chickens—broken hearts can follow… Or lots of love. And lots of sex—three-way, two-way, every which way. But no chicken sex. Thank god.

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Excerpt

Review: Dragon's Lair by Seraphina Donavan

Dragon's LairDragon's Lair
by Seraphina Donavan 
ebook, 37 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Cobblestone Press
ISBN13 9781600887079
Lilly Montague has spent her life caring for others. Free of her responsibilities, she moves to New Orleans and takes the only job she can get—waiting tables in a sex club. Hopelessly attracted to both Phillipe, the doorman, and to Remy, the club’s very dangerous owner, she can’t hide her disappointment in realizing they are a couple.
But one night changes everything, and Lilly is confronted with her deepest, darkest desire—to have them both. Remy and Phillipe are far from mere mortal men; however, and indulging her desire garners Lilly more than she bargained for.
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Crystal’s Thoughts:
Ridiculously hot, Seraphina Donavan cranks up the heat with her erotic novella Dragon’s Lair!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ménage a May: Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye (Feature/Excerpt/Giveaway)

You all know how I adore Laura Kaye and she has graciously provided us with a smokin hot snippet  from her novella, Just Gotta Say, as well as a giveaway for our event. And let me warn you, get out the ice cold water and desk fan for this one!



Just Gotta Say
Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends. 
Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them. 
As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say...yes.
Add to your GoodReads Shelf
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Find out more at: http://www.laurakayeauthor.com/justgotta.html



EXCERPT

Ménage a May: Dragon's Lair by Seraphina Donavan (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Good morning lovies! Now I would like to welcome author Seraphina Donavan to Ménage a May. She is joining us with a wonderful post that I'm sure you'll enjoy and a giveaway of Dragon's Lair. Don't you just love the cover? 



Jumping Into the Deep End.... 

So last summer I went to the big RWA Conference in New York.  I had written one (yes, just one) Regency Romance novel.  I did not have a contract for it, but I thought I could go to this conference and maybe, just maybe, come home with either a contract or an agent.  What I actually came home with was a bunch of business cards where people asked me to submit my work and turned me down.  Some did it quicker than others, some did it nicer than others, but sadly, everyone said no.  I DID get a contract for that book from a house I had submitted to prior to the conference and it comes out in August, so yay me.  My book with the happy ending got its own happy ending. 

The other thing I came out of that conference with was the notion of writing erotica.  The leap from romance to erotica is not as big as some would think.  If you have the ability to write to begin with, making that leap only requires a working knowledge of anatomy and a lack of shame.  So, I listened to all these people at the conference talk about writing erotica (and yes, most of them whisper when they talk about it), and I realized that as a market, it is growing by leaps and bounds.  I mean, come on, who doesn’t want more hot amazing sex in their lives, right?  I came home, I thought I can do this.  And then it all goes to hell in a hand basket. 

Review: My Wicked Gladiators by Lauren Hawkeye


My Wicked GladiatorsMy Wicked Gladiators
by Lauren Hawkeye
ebook
Published by Avon Red 
Courtesy of author & Bewitching Book Tours
Alba has spent her entire life pleasing others.
As an upper-class plebeian woman in Ancient Rome, that is her place in life. But when her husband Lucius, the owner of aprestigious gladiatorial school, uses her body as a bargaining tool to increase his fortunes, she is faced with doing as he demands, or finding herself on the street.
Forced to lay with masked gladiators chosen by Lucius, Alba is surprised to discover pleasure in being powerless. Only in the forbidden arms of Caius and Marcus does she find comfort, however temporary it may be.
But with Lucius’ demands looming and the threat of death for her gladiators ever-present, will Alba’s fleeting pleasures be enough? Or will Alba finally grab hold of her happily ever after, no matter the consequences?
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Crystal’s Thoughts:
Travel back in time to ancient Rome and the time of Gladiators with Lauren Hawkeyes dark and delicious novel, My Wicked Gladiators!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #30

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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:
-You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
-Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
-Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
-List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
-Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
-Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!


Question of the Week: Do you feel the need to write a review for your personal reads, as oppose to requested reviews, or are there some books you read just for the joy of reading? 

Ménage a May: Retreat Hell! She Just Got Here by Heather Long (Feature/Excerpt/Giveaway)


Hello lovelies, we are half-way through our Ménage a May event, thank you so much for joining us! Today I would like to welcome romance author Heather Long. Heather would like to share her book, Retreat Hell! She Just Got Here, with our readers and has a menage of books to giveaway at the end. Enjoy! 





She's one of the few…
Jazz has been one of the guys for over a decade, serving her country with distinction, but she longs to explore her femininity, to be desired as a woman, to flirt, cavort and fulfill every sexual desire. When her mother of all people, signs her up for a 1Night Stand, she's not sure whether to be exhilarated or pissed. Flying to Las Vegas on the promise of a total escape, Jazz plans to be Jasmine for just one night, because tomorrow, she plans to re-up for another five years.
They're two of the proud…
Logan Cavanaugh grew up across the street from his best friend and brother-in-arms, Zach Evans. Inseparable, the two have shared everything, including women, until the year before when an IED attack during combat injured both of them. Zach suffered a concussion, but Logan's injuries were far more extensive. After a year of physical therapy, he can walk, but he'll never run or love a woman again, or so he fears. He’s ready to accept his impotence, but Zach has other ideas. He hopes a 1Night Stand date with the perfect woman will heal Logan's confidence and masculinity.
They're all Marines…
They’ll share each other, but will one night be enough?
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Purchase today at Amazon and B&N



SUPER SEXY EXCERPT (Heat Warning):

Review: Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye

Just Gotta SayJust Gotta Say
by Laura Kaye
ebook, 65 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Decadent Publishing
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5/5

Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends.
Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them.
As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say...yes.

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Just Gotta Say by Laura Kaye is fifty-five pages of delicious sensuality and characters that you can’t help but love!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Menage a May: Master's Hunt by Verity Ant Tour (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back lovely! We have another great post for our event with erotica author, Verity Ant. She is joining us on tour for her book, Master's Hunt and also have a deliciously fun giveaway for it. Enjoy! 



Multiple Women Ménage
by Verity Ant

It has always been the case that ménage with one man and two women has been popular in men's erotic fiction. In more recent years, some of that has trickled over to women's erotic fiction as well. More prevalent, over the last five years or so, has been the trend toward two men and one woman for women's ménage erotica. M/F/M sex has been a fantasy of women for a long, long time, but they're only now getting a chance to read about it more freely and publish it openly.

Ménage a May: Blushing Violet by Ann Mayburn (Feature/Excerpt/Giveaway)

Moving right along in our event a master of erotica, Ann Mayburn, has provided us with a fun little snippet from her M/F, M/F/M novel, Blushing Violet. She is also offering a copy to giveaway at the end, enjoy! 



Blushing Violet
Shy and quirky Violet Bishop has finally found the perfect way to meet a man who could fulfill her hidden submissive desires, something that she has never dared to ask her conservative and uptight ex-boyfriends to do. She joins an on-line matchmaking site that puts couples together based on the books that they love, in this case the BDSM erotica that lines her bookshelves.
Two Dominant best friends and business partners, Carlos Romano and Morgan Kane, are matched with Violet. They both want to date her and rather than fight about it they decide to keep the fact that they know each other away from her and let her pick who she wants to be with. A good idea in theory but something that become impossible as they both fall in love with Violet and wish to make her their own.
Carlos and Morgan work on building up Violet’s almost non-existent self-esteem and help her find an inner strength she never knew she had, along with an almost bottomless craving for their dominant touch. When Violet discovers they have been lying to her, the men realize that they have made her strong enough to leave them, and they have to find a way to win their perfect woman back, no matter what.
Blushing Violet Excerpt

Review: Captivated by Lauren Dane

Captivated (Phantom Corps, #3)Captivated 
(Phantom Corps #3)
by Lauren Dane
Paperback, 326 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Berkley Heat
ISBN 0425247368 
Courtesy of Publisher
Vincenz Fardelle, exiled son of the Supreme Leader of the Imperialist Universe, has spent much of the last ten years working to stop the threat his father poses. But he’s not alone in his quest. Julian Marsters has lost his best friend and countless others in the war and has made vengeance his only goal.  In each other, Julian and Vincenz find not only like minds, but kindred spirits. However unexpected their relationship, everything changes for Vincenz and Julian when Hannah Black comes into their lives. Having been captured and held in near total isolation by imperialist troops, their immediate response is to protect her. Emotionally shattered but resilient, Hannah rebuilds herself.  Because of the warm safety she finds in the arms of Julian—and Vincenz—she becomes someone harder, stronger and bent on preventing the Imperialists from harming anyone else. For the two men, wrestling with their passionate feelings for Hannah is only the beginning. War is about to send all three into harm’s way and an equally dangerous secret could tear them apart.
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Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 


Crystal's Thoughts:
Captivated by Lauren Dane is hot, hot, hot! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ménage a May: Tour for My Wicked Gladiators by Lauren Hawkeye (Guest Post)


Hello lovies and welcome back to Ménage a May! Now I would like to welcome back erotica author, Lauren Hawkeye, who is joining us with her new release of My Wicked Gladiators. A sexy menage historical!




Erotica is in again.

As a writer who first sat down at the computer about five years ago, when erotica was hot last time, this is a huge relief. Many writers pen stories in a plethora of genres, but chances are that only one or two feel like “home” to them. Erotica is that home to me.

I have been teased many a time about writing erotica... people I know say that the stories are “smut”, “not real books”, even that they are “porn”. I used to get mad... now I just laugh. Why? Because the genre was hot five years ago for a reason, and it’s hot again now for the same one. 

Ménage a May: Cassandra Carr, Head Games & Cold as Ice (Excerpts)

Erotic Romance author, Cassandra Carr, is joining us now to help us celebrate our event with some sexy excerpts from two of her books from the Buffalo Intimidators series- Heads Games and Cold as Ice. Enjoy!





Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand - they want forever. Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love. There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sexy Snippets: Captivated by Lauren Dane


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Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. To join in just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!

In the spirit of our Menage a May event happening right now I thought a little snippet featuring two sexy men and their lady would go well...

Ménage a May: Stephanie Julian (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of Ménage a May! Please give a warm welcome to an author who is both talented and super sweet, Stephanie Julian! 





I love writing ménage.
I mean, if one hero is good, two has to be better, right?
Absolutely.

The first ménage I read was Lora Leigh’s FORBIDDEN PLEASURE. I was hooked. Her Men of August series is still one I pull out every now and then and reread.
I’ve written four ménages over the past few years and I always love when the story dictates a threesome.

In a ménage, there are three people but four sides to the relationship. There’s the relationship between the heroine and hero one; the relationship between the heroine and hero two, the relationship between the heroes; and finally the relationship between all three.
And yes, even though I don’t write male/male/female relationships (where the men also have a sexual relationship), the men always have a relationship. The story wouldn’t work without it.