Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tour: One Plus One by Kay Dee Royal (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Kay Dee Royal!

Before I get started with my guest post, I’d like to thank Reading Between the Wines for having me here today…and also I’d like to thank everyone stopping in to visit;) You’ll all get a chance to give your own opinion…so let’s get to it.

What Do You Look For in an Erotic Romance?

There are a few things I don’t like…intimate scenes before I know the players and an unsatisfying ending…like there’s no happiness. Geesh…I read for an escape to a happy place living vicariously through the story-stars. (LOL) Don’t we all?

I know there are many genres that expect open endings and such…something to keep the reader on edge with their thinking. I get it…but it isn’t something I expect from a romance.

I’m a real push-over for a happily-ever-after ending…or at the least a happy-for-now ending. So, now that you know how I like my endings, how about what’s inside…the hotness of it all, the erotic part of the story…

I look for story-stars with enough back-story and history plugs within the story that I can pleasingly connect and pull myself into their story…this is what everyone hopes for in a romance, and erotic romances should be no exception.  Most especially, I want to connect to the hero and heroine to give those steamy love scenes even more meaning in their building relationship.

Yes, I definitely want steamy…sizzling hot love scenes, lots of tension getting there, but I also want a reason for it all to be happening, to understand the draw the hero and heroine have toward each other. In other words, the ‘why’ of it needs to make sense to me ;)

Now it’s your turn. What do you look for in an erotic romance? I’d love to hear your take on it.
Kay Dee

One Plus One 
Kay Dee Royal
Contemporary Erotic Romance – 
WARNING: Explicit sex scenes 18+
Coerced by her friend, Lacinda, a woman crushed by love, winds up on a three-week singles cruise.
Blade, a man of means, discovers Miss Right under the guise of a singles cruise set up by his business partner.
Once Blade focuses his efforts he always gets what he’s after, until Lacinda throws his arrogant reputation back in his face.
Can Blade break through Lacinda’s angry barriers? Will she ever see him as anything more than a player?
Muse Info/Buy Page 
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One Plus One Excerpt : 

“Lacinda Gainesly,” a steward called her name. She saw the sign he held with her name printed in bright purple. She slipped on the first step leading down onto the ship and stumbled past the steward. The sign dropped from his fingers and his arms latched around her body from behind. His quick reflexes saved her face from biting the deck, but his hands cupped both of her breasts and squeezed. Lacinda threw her elbow back into his side.
“Hey, a little respect for the guy who saved your life.”
Lacinda shrugged out of his grasp. She met his gaze and realized this was the same man who picked her up from her hotel in a long black limo, only then he was dressed in black instead of the white uniform he now wore. 
“You’re the driver.”
“I’m a lot of things, like possibly a hero.” His eyes looked as happy as his lips.
She noticed his smile, the same he shared earlier when he asked her questions about why she took the cruise quiz. Lacinda thought he was simply a driver for the cruise company so she shared some of her story. He knew about Alex dying in a car crash on the way to their wedding. She searched her memory for anything else she might have shared which could embarrass her later.
“Alas fair maiden, your chambers await your timely arrival,” he said, faking a British accent. He held his gloved hand out. Lacinda refused it.
“I’m ready for my quarters.” She needed relaxation, maybe take a nice hot scented bath and get prepared for the swing of things, anything to distract her from the past that never left her alone.
“As you wish, my lady,” he said, again with a British accent. The steward turned, led her across the deck, and down a stairway. She saw men and women following other stewards or each other. Once on board everyone began mingling, even flirting, judging by the tinkling female laughter and deep manly chuckles.
“There will be an announcement left under your door regarding tonight’s dinner seating arrangements. May you enjoy your day and make sure you take time for a relaxing massage. There’s always a masseuse available. Their extension is listed beside your phone. You’ll find your room key there as well.” 
Lacinda followed him down a narrow hallway until he stopped in front of a door with an elegantly scrolled number 216. 
“This is you. May I answer any questions before I go?”
Lacinda dug in her purse for a tip. Clueless on how much was appropriate and not wanting to give him anything. He got his gratuity when he copped a feel of her breasts. 

Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal and fantasy romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genre to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can reach her at her blog and find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.

Kay Dee Royal is giving away one eBook (.pdf) of One Plus One to one reader. Enter, just answer her question on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. I like my erotica books to be hot and sexy,
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I like a good, believeable story along with the sexy :)

  3. I like there to be a believable story (whatever that means!)and characters that while flawed are likable or redeemable. And of course I like hot, kinky and sometimes inventive sex :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Equal parts erotic and romance in a story is OK by me:) A realistic story always helps, but it's not necessary.

  5. Romance and a very believable storyline Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Hello Debby - I agree, erotic romance should be hot and sexy:)Thanks for stopping.

    Hi Erin - and yes...believable:)I'm so glad you stopped in.

    Hi Cathy - inventive...kinky - yes, all good:) Thanks for stopping in.

    Hello Yadkny - equal parts erotic and romance sounds good to me:) Thanks for the visit.

    Hello Tore - romance and a believeable storyline...yes! Thanks for stopping in:)

  7. Crystal - thanks so much for having me here and for such a nice post:) I thought I'd missed glad I didn't;)

  8. Congrats on the release. I look for a book that is hot, sexy, has a believable storyline, and interesting characters.


  9. And now I know why we get along so well, darlin'! Because that's exactly what I expect out of any book insofar as characters go -- living characters I care about (no matter the genre) but particularly in an erotic romance. Because without living characters whose feelings a reader can feel, it's not erotic. It's just sex.

  10. Hello Joanne - thanks so much for stopping in and checking out my guest post...I, like you, expect interesting characters:)

    Hi Gail - Big Hugs!! I agree with you on the matter of a characters. Erotic romance is so much more than 'just' sex (or should be). Thanks for stopping in:)

  11. i want erotic books to be hott and turn me on lol

  12. Hello Baby Girl, thanks so much for stopping in - and I'm in agreement with your thoughts about what to look for in an erotic romance:)

  13. Hello Baby Girl - thanks for stopping by and adding your thoughts...I'm in total agreement:)


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