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

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

Elias loves Vicki and she loves him.

Jesse loves Vicki and she loves him.

Elias and Jesse not only aren't interested in each other, but Elias is one protective alpha cop who doesn't want anyone else involved with his woman. It's all he can do not to flatten the other man. At first, he's guilty enough -- because he walked out on their relationship three months ago -- to tolerate whatever she wants to get a second chance with her. As the days go by, it becomes more and more apparent that Jesse isn't just a cause she's going to "save" and then go on with her life. She cares for him too much. Losing him would hurt her as much as losing Elias hurt her.

Some readers are probably going to be disappointed that there's no MM
action. But it definitely adds conflict to their situation. Elias has no interest in another man. He's the most dominant in the relationship, alpha all the way. How can he possibly accept another man in her bed? Can his pride survive the fact that he's not enough for her? That she needs more than he can provide or she wouldn't be so attracted to Jesse in the first place?

Now that's a complex menage. What better way can a man prove his love
than to give his woman every single thing she desires?

Even if it's another man.
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All fire and gunpowder need is a stray spark…
The Connaghers, Book 3
The day one of her old clients gunned down a cop, former defense attorney Vicki Connagher lost everything—her passion for justice, and her lover, Detective Elias Reyes. The dead cop’s partner.
Even though she’s following her dream to start her own fashion line, it’s tough with heartache as her only companion. Until she brings Jesse, a wandering street artist, in from a freak Texas snowstorm. His submissive flirting brings out dominant tendencies she never knew she possessed, yet she hesitates to let him take her as far and as hard as she wants to go.
Some homeless junkie in Vicki’s house? Not on Elias’s watch. Pride kept him away, but as long as Jesse is staying in Vicki’s downstairs shop, he’s staying with Vicki. On the couch, but it’s a start.
As the days go by, the three work out an uneasy alliance. But Vicki’s joy at having Elias back in her life is tempered with a growing desire to have it all. Elias in her bed, and Jesse under her command. The only question remaining is if her tough alpha cop is willing to embrace all that she is… 
Product Warnings: Explicit sex, BDSM, a tough alpha cop, a reluctant Domme, and a smoldering submissive street artist willing to do anything to belong to her.

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Joely always has her nose buried in abook, especially one withmythology, fairy tales, and romance. Find her on her website, Twitter, and Facebook...  Be sure to check out her freereads!

Joely is giving away one eBook of Yours To Take to one lucky reader today! To enter just leave a comment on this post or share your love of Joely and her books and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. I haven't read Joely's books yet, but I have some on my kindle waiting for me for my summer reading. I know it will be HOT!!

  2. Although I usually read about Doms not Dommes, I am very intrigued by Yours To Take. I loved Dear Sir, I'm Yours.

    Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. I haven't read any of Joely's books, but wow! This one sounds good.

  4. This book sounds interesting! I really enjoyed the authors take on her novel. Thanks for hosting!

    Sara @ Just Another Story

  5. I haven't read any of Joely's books yet, but they are on my wishlist. This book and series sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Sounds like a HAWT has an interesting twist to the story...can't wait to read it! FAB/SMEXY cover too, btw! ;) Thx for the giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @

  7. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  8. Happy Birthday week, Joely. Hope your fun continues on through the weekend.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  9. I haven't read any of Joely's books but I have heard of this book and it had been on my tbr list ever since...really want this book!!!

  10. I'm really interested in reading more about Yours To Take. It certainly sounds like a conflict. Umm maybe later there will be some M/M action.
    I haven't read any of Joely's books, but I can't wait to delve into this one.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  11. I haven't read any of Joely's books yet, but this one sounds so good. I'm interested to see how the three of them deal with this conflict.

    proudarmymom32 at yahoo dot com

  12. This is an interesting premise and I can't wait to see how Joely resolves it. I usually find menages to be unrealistic because it seems like the negative emotions are rarely acknowledged.

  13. A huge thank you to Reading Between the Wines for having me! If anyone has specific questions about Yours to Take, just let me know.

  14. I really enjoy JSB's books. I think she has a unique view on the paranormal and the romantic/erotic world that tells an imaginative story worth reading every thime. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Hi Joely,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it's gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful.

    tammy ramey

  16. Sounds really good, thank you for sharing.

  17. I haven't read her books yet, but would like to. This one sounds interesting.

  18. I already have this series on my TBR. :)
    It sounds so very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to read it.


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