Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Spotlight on Fueled by Lust: Makar and Baruch #mfm #eroticromance #scifi


Today I'm hosting a spotlight for Fueled by Lust: Makar and Baruch, Celeste Prater's latest release in the Fueled by Lust series. Celeste is giving away a $20 gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. 

Enjoy!

~Mia

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Releasing 06/17/2015 exclusively at www.bookstrand.com/celeste-prater and 6-8 weeks later at major retailers.

BLURB:

A quick mission to retrieve a bag of blood leaves Makar Decanus and Baruch Abella’s head spinning when they stumble upon their potential mate. Unknown to them at the time, this isn’t just any ordinary doctor with sea-green eyes and a tantalizing scent of violets. She might very well be the catalyst leading to the destruction of the Insedi race.

Dr. Keely Anderson thinks she’s on to something wondrous when not one, but three patients reveal they’ve seen men disappearing before their eyes. Undaunted by her prick boss’s demand she stop investigating, Keely finds herself swept into the arms of two overwhelming males that want to see her permanently positioned between their sexy as hell bodies. But will her heartrending past keep them at arm’s length?

Book 7 in the Fueled By Lust Series will pull at your heartstrings, make you gasp at the action, and have you fall head over heels in love once again with the Insedi race.

Reader note: Series best read in sequence

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Excerpt:

Her inner fire burns brightly, Makar. She wants to feel our cocks grinding deep inside of her. He lowered his voice and let it slide out as if silk itself.

“Join us, Keely. Your eyes dilate with passion. My senses haven’t failed me.”

“I already told you that I’m not interested.”

Her soft, trembling words helped to release a soft growl from his throat, informing any that heard that he was a male with one goal—to get as close as possible to his mate. The air fairly crackled with the amount of energy streaming between him and Makar. It now swirled effortlessly around their green-eyed goddess.

“You lie, sweetness. We can smell your desire. The intoxicating bouquet of violets beckons us as if a moth to a flame.”

Keely blinked rapidly, yet stayed perfectly still. “That’s ridiculous. You can’t smell desire.”

“Oh, that’s where you’re wrong, little one. Makar spoke of this Insedi trait while you waited under the trees. I was in his thoughts.”

Keely swallowed and pushed up into a sitting position. Her fingers gripped the edge of the cushions. “My desire smells like flowers?”

Rising to his knees, Baruch clasped her calves and slowly pushed her legs wide. Moving between her thighs, he leaned forward until she collapsed against the backrest. He positioned his cock across the thin material separating him from her deliciously fragrant pussy and looked her directly in the eye.

“Do you feel how heavy he lies upon your body? Your sweet flowers have snared the beast. He awaits your decision.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Celeste was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than her small Texas town, she joined the Marines, which satisfied her craving to see more of the U.S. and her drive to see if she could be one of the few and the proud.

A firm believer in educating the mind, Celeste has achieved several advanced degrees, the latest
being a master’s of science.

Her true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.

Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Caelius, Maxim and many more have swirled in her dreams until she had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the Fueled by Lust book series.

Book 1 DRUSUS was nominated as Top 5 Finalist and placed 3rd in the 2014 RWA Passionate Ink’s 9th Annual Passionate Plume Book Contest in Erotic SciFi/Fantasy Category, Book 2 SEVERUS achieved BEST BOOK review rating and won April 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, Book 3 CATO won the May/June 2014, and LUCIEN won the September 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS. All currently released books in the series have made it into the Top 5 Bestseller Lists at Bookstrand.com within days of release as well as making it into the Top 10 Hottest New Releases in Erotic Science Fiction on Amazon.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Celeste Prater is awarding a randomly drawn commenter a $20 Amazon/BN gift card via Rafflecopter. 


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Friday, June 5, 2015

Come Have A Peek At The Lady Mentor by GE Taylor #contemporaryromance


Contemporary romance author G.E. Taylor is here to share her more about her writing style and an excerpt from her latest release, The Lady Mentor. Enjoy! 

~Mia

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My Writing Style by G.E. Taylor
When I’m creating a new story, it’s all I think about. After I have the plot in my mind, I talk about it aloud to myself. I like to drive alone so when I’m talking to my characters, there is no one to look at me funny and ask what am I doing. That’s one reason why I like to drive alone. After I put my characters on paper, I draw a line down the middle between the hero and heroine listing who would be involved with them, what would happen and where it would happen. From this framework, I build my story.

Early morning, usually at four or five o’clock when the family is still asleep is the best time for me to think, so that’s when I get up and go to my writing room. Some mornings I’m frustrated because I want to begin to write straight away but nothing is coming. I find that if I relax, do some relaxation breathing exercise, not think so hard my thoughts will begin to flow. Once I get started, I write for a good four or five hours. When the family is up, well, it’s time to switch hats. Later, if I’m able to write another two or three pages in the evening, then that’s wonderful. Consistency is what counts. Therefore, I try to write on a daily basis. I may not be able to write as much as I did the day before but everything I do is counted toward my targeted word count.

I’ve learned though, sitting for more than two hours can be very painful. My neck and shoulders hurt. So I try to move fairly often which I sometimes find difficult to do especially if the story is flowing well, I don’t want to stop.

One of the things I’ve found with writing though, it can be very lonely and I’m trying not to isolate myself. I don’t mind quietness and solitude. In fact, I crave it especially when everything is falling into place-my characters are doing what I want them to do, but that contact of sharing I miss and am trying to do something about it.

On a whole, I enjoy writing and creating a story that hopefully romance readers can enjoy.  My pleasure comes from readers who are satisfied and who want to read more or my work.

Blurb for The Lady Mentor... 
When beautiful Joanna Huntington left the law firm of Petersberg, Ryan and Cole, she never dreamed the storm would force her into the path of the car driven by Vaughn Gordon, the man whom she thought she would never see again. Coming face-to-face with Vaughn at the hospital brought back memories of their first encounter when she‘d lived in Chester. How she’d boldly asked Vaughn to kiss her after she’d sensed the attraction between them was mutual. His touch made her forget any cautious teachings she’d heard and his kisses had sent so much heat flowing through her that every cell in her body clamored for his full possession. But now she wanted to hide.

Vaughn had everything he wanted, except the woman of his dreams. Joanna had been marked off limits, not because she was biracial and he was white but because that was demanded of him. He agreed to back off…for a time. But then she disappeared. Now here she was lying before him possibly hurt.

Fate would not be so cruel to take her from him again just when he found her.

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Excerpt from The Lady Mentor...
“At last,” said Vaughn’s deep voice.

Joanna was so shocked she flopped down into the nearest chair.

“Are you there, Joanna?”

She cleared her throat. “Yes, I’m here. What can I do for you?” she asked, politely while her heart raced away like an unstoppable train.

“I take it you have fully recovered from the accident?”

“Yes. And it’s not necessary for you to continue to call.”

“It’s not necessary?”

“No. As a matter of fact, I wish you wouldn’t. I think you should forget you ran into me. Forget you saw me.”

“But I can’t do that,” came the husky reply. “We’ve been over this already, Joanna. Please have dinner with me this evening.”

“Now, why would I do that when I just told you—?”

“Joanna, I’m picking you up this evening. I’m not playing the waiting game anymore. If you’re not ready when I get there, it will be my pleasure to personally dress you.”

Arrogant bastard! “Why don’t you go harass someone else? I’m sure that banker’s daughter wouldn’t mind. Both of you look like a nice little couple in the papers.”

“I don’t mess around with married women, which she is now. At the time, I was asked to escort her to the function. Besides, I want to be with you, no one else.”

Well, he’d told her he would not waste time, and apparently he’d meant it. He was moving forward with the relationship. Truthfully, she wanted to see him again. They had a lot of unfinished business. Some she couldn’t make go away. Having dinner with him should give her some answers.

“Joanna, is eight okay?”

“Yes, that will be fine. Where are we going?”

“Downtown Newark, to the Neck, to one of the Spanish restaurants. You liked Spanish food, as I recall.”

“You remembered,” she stated quietly, blown away that he would remember such a small thing about her after all this time.

“There’s very little I don’t remember about you, Joanna. Give my regard to your lovely mother, and I’ll see you at eight.”

She replaced the phone in its cradle thoughtfully, a deep frown creasing her brows. There was no going back now. Truth be told, she was excited and was actually looking forward to being with him. There was no denying the fact that nobody else made her heart race with such speed or sing with such joy. The time spent away from him made her body even more responsive to him. She craved his touch and felt so alive when she was with him. She didn’t want to look too deeply into why. She only knew that from the first day they’d met, something special, magical was between them. Apparently that had not changed.

As Katherine entered the apartment, she sensed a change, and she looked at Joanna seated on the chair. “Is everything all right, Joanna?” she asked anxiously.

“Yes. I’m going to dinner with Vaughn tonight.”

“Are you sure this is what you want to do?”


Joanna understood this was no ordinary question.

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About G.E. Taylor
I became hooked on reading romance novels during my teen years and my attempt at writing began in high school. All of my manuscripts were mailed under my bed. Eventually, I threw out most of them. That was painful especially since I’d hand written them first, then typed them on my old typewriter.

In college I majored in English but ended up with a Master in Social Work and a Master in Education.

Though I had these different career paths, I never gave up my passion for writing. Now I’m much more committed to it and writing full time. I’ve drawn on my years of practicing social work to give my work authenticity and realism.

I live in New Jersey with my family.


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Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Naughty Hottie Memorial Weekend Blog Jump #eroticromance #hotties #ngwn


Edited to add...
I picked two winners (well, DD did from a random number drawing) for a backlist e-book. They are...

Flchen1
Ginger 

Thank you for playing along! I enjoyed all of the picnic comments. 

~Mia


Welcome to The Naughty Hottie Memorial Weekend Blog Jump! 

All of the Nice Girls are throwing Memorial Weekend parties with their favorite hunks. A different hunk at every stop! Stay tuned to see what you can win as you visit our picnics. 

I personally hate picnics. It's too much sunshine and a dieter's nightmare of cupcakes and potato salad. However, I think my hunks from the Spy Games series would enjoy a good picnic. 


Trained for Seduction: Chase Sanders would kick into total control freak gear for a picnic. He'd man the grill with perfectly cooked steaks, have an assortment of salads and perfectly made munchies. No chips, dip and beer for him! He doesn't drink, so I picture him serving fresh iced tea with mint from the garden. He'd finish the party off with a triple chocolate layer cake made from scratch--his favorite. 


Lethal Limits: Growing up in Texas would make Jake Anderson the king of the barbecue. He'd have barbecue ribs, pulled pork, and heaps of potato salad. He has no clue how to cook, so he'd have to cater everything unless it could be grilled. Or maybe he'd con Chase, his best friend, to make it all for him. He'd definitely want him to bake a cake, too. He's all about beer, whiskey, and cake, so expect to have a great time!


Endgame: Aaron Anderson likes a good barbecue, just like his big brother, Jake. Since he's been in California, though, he's been living the snobby life. He'd probably lean toward lean burgers or turkey burgers topped with avocado. There'd be some artsy beer and sangria. He'd have the cupcake place cater cupcakes for dessert. Unlike Jake, Aaron did learn how to cook, so he'd man the grill with a "Kiss the Cook" apron. I wouldn't recommend doing that given Charlotte's jealous streak and skill with a gun.

Visit my Amazon author page to see more great books! 


Grand Prize of $50 Amazon gift card! 
Simply comment on each blog featured on the Nice Girls Writing Naughty site to win! 

Mia's Contest...
I'm giving away a backlist e-book to one lucky comment leaver. What's your favorite picnic food? Don't forget to leave a comment to win! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spotlight On Texting All Hearts #newrelase #boxedset



Today we have a spotlight on Texting All Hearts, a boxed set done by seven multi-published authors, two of which are in Erotic Cravings with me! They are giving away a tour-wide $25 gift card, so read, enjoy, buy the book, and enter to win!

~Mia

TEXTING ALL HEARTS
by
Bliss Brant, Lorelei Buckley, Debra Jupe, Darah Lace,
Nese Lane, Linda LaRoque, Susan JP Owens

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Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set
Seven Multi-Published Authors

What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts. Over 800 pages of new material from seven multi-published authors! 


Her Cowboy Dom
Bliss

Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can't have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn't do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.

Midnight Road
Lorelei Buckley

Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew's crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.

A Lethal Affair
Debra Jupe

With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.

Sexting Texas
Darah Lace

Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of his...

The Dom Delivers
Nese Lane

He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come…
Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Aden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?

Wounded Hearts
Linda LaRoque

Sarah Lawson's fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah's friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she's projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.

Pale With Color
Susan JP Owens

Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?



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Excerpt from Sexting Texas by Darah Lace

“Got ‘em.” Jangling her keys at him to show her success, Texas pulled open the screen door. It took her a moment to get the key in the lock, but she managed and the tumblers clicked. She turned to thank him. “Goodni—”

He stood close, too close, his big frame crowding her space. She glanced up at his face, but it was too dark to make out his expression. The hand at her waist pushed her against the door. His head lowered. Warm breath teased her lips, and the slight scent of beer tickled her nose.

“Will?” She barely got the question out before his lips brushed hers softly, lightly. Her tummy took a little tumble. Then his mouth opened over hers, his tongue moving in slow to skim hers, and the little tumble turned into a high-rise free fall.

A low groan rumbled in his throat. His other hand palmed the back of her head as his hips ground into hers. She arched against him, aching for the hand on her ribs to venture farther up, aching for his muscular thigh to slide between her legs.

His tongue eased from her mouth, and his lips were gone, along with the weight of his body. The last to leave were his hands as he stepped back and adjusted the hat cocked to one side of his head. He cleared his throat. “Sorry.”

She wasn’t. Like the kiss they’d shared fourteen years ago, this one was a total surprise. And like that kiss, it rocked her world. She hadn’t even thought about stopping him, not for a second. Wished he’d do it again. “Too much alcohol.”

“Yeah, and talk of sex.”

“Huh? Oh, yeah.” Definitely.

He backed up to the edge of the porch. “See you Monday night.”

“Monday?” God, she sounded like a moron. What was it they said about alcohol and brain cells?

“Town meeting, remember?”

Texas groaned. Maybe she’d get drunk again Monday night so she’d have an excuse not to go. “I hate those things.”

“Me, too.” Will pivoted on the ball of one boot and took the steps two at a time. “Night.”

“Night.” Texas watched him for a second, that sauntering walk unmistakable, then sighed and let herself in the house. She shut the door, leaned against it, and traced her lips with fingers that shook. No doubt about it, William Charles Sanderson had kissed her for the second time in her life. And once again he’d apologized.


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AUTHOR Links:

Linda LaRoque 
linda@lindalaroque.com
Blog: http://www.lindalaroqueauthor.blogspot.com
Website: www.lindalaroque.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.laroque
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/649259.Linda_LaRoque
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lindalaroque/
  
Bliss
email:  Bliss@blissauthor.com
website:  www.blissauthor.com
blog:  http://www.blissauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bliss-Author/1390497911252444?ref=hl
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/blissauthor
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/blissauthor
www.loreleibuckley.com

Lorelei Buckley
Website: www.loreleibuckley.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/loreleibuckley/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lorelei_Buckley
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lorelei.buckley.7?fref=nf

Debra Jupe
DebraJupe@gmail.com
www.facebook.authordebrajupe.com
twitter: @DebJupeAuthor
www.debrajupe.wordpress.com
debrajupe@facebook.com
www.pintress.com/debjupe
https://www.goodreads.com/DebraJupe

Darah Lace
darah@darahlace.com
Blog: ‪www.darahlace.blogspot.com
Facebook: ‪www.facebook.com/darahlace
Twitter: @DarahLace
Pintrest: ‪pinterest.com/darahlace

Nese Lane
www.NeseLane.com
www.facebook.com/NeseLane
www.twitter.com/NeseLane
www.pinterest.com/neselane/
www.goodreads.com/author/show/7351128.Nese_Lane
http://instagram.com/neselane

Susan JP Owens
Web Site:  www.SusanJPOwens.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-JP-Owens-Author/241228112562016?ref=hl
Twitter: @SusanJPOwens
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/susanjpowens/
www.goodreads.com/author/show/7423925.Susan_J_P_Owens


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spice Up Your Winter With A Naughty Beach Fling #erotica #newrelease #kindle


Finally! Naughty Beach Fling is out!

Naughty Beach Fling is the perfect way to heat up a cold winter's evening...or afternoon...or morning. A friend gave me the idea to expand into some straight erotica that explores some different avenues than my usual erotic romances. I enjoy reading spicy tales that take place after the newlywed bliss wears off and decided to try my hand at writing a few. I had fun writing this installment and look forward to publishing the next one very soon. I hope you enjoy.

~Mia



Wendy Anderson’s good girl halo tarnishes in a big way when she discovers a few secrets about her husband’s sexy best friend, Travis Smith. Back in college, Travis made porn films to make ends meet. More surprising, her husband, Justin, used to film them and act as director. While on vacation, Wendy’s imagination goes wild, and she can’t help but wonder if the two guys will indulge in some naughty beach fun.

This short novella is a work of erotica. It's short, hot, and contains: Wife watching and a little m/f/m action at the end. 10,800 words.

Available at Amazon

Friday, February 6, 2015

Spotlight On Sacrifice of a Virgin #TWRP #newrelease #dragons



Today we have Renee Charles and her enticing fantasy story, Sacrifice of a Virgin. She's giving away some neat prizes (a $10 GC, a small pewter dragon, and a signed copy of Only Love Survives) so enjoy the blurb and excerpt, and enter the contest below! Enjoy!

~Mia


SACRIFICE OF A VIRGIN
by Renee Charles

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BLURB for Sacrifice of a Virgin:

Rena stands tethered to a post high on a mountain, awaiting the dragon, praying her death will be painless and quick. Although she is meant as a sacrificial virgin, she soon discovers death will not be her fate. Powerful and seductive, the shape-shifting dragon, Marcos, has something far more erotic planned for her. She will fulfill his dark appetites and come to accept her own submissive nature without shame. At the dragon's instruction, the virgin will explore needs and desires beyond imagination and Rena’s commanding lover will teach her just how wicked she can be.
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Excerpt for Sacrifice of a Virgin:

He slipped off the bed, brushed his long hair out of his face and held her stare as he prowled around to the other side. He moved like a panther stalking its meal, muscles rippled with intent and purpose. His defined abs flexed and relaxed with each step. His strong jaw twitched, as if he held back the true power of his desire. The true hunger for his prey. His intensity frightened and excited her all at once.

Marcos lifted her free arm and kissed her hand with firm lips before binding it to the other post. He traced a path down her arm and found the hem of her gown still tangled around her shoulders and ribs. With little effort, he tore the remnants in two and removed them, exposing her breasts completely. He grasped a foot and tied her ankle to one post with a long strip of leather. It wasn’t until Marcos captured the other foot and spread her legs to secure it that she had a moment of panic.

“No, please.” She drew her knees together.

He locked eyes with her. “Use your word.”

Rena stopped struggling and shook her head, but still kept her knees together, her good sense warring with this new wanton desire.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Romance Author, Renee Charles believes all love is legendary. Although she leans toward the strange & unusual, inevitably she leaves you with a sigh at the end.






Contest Details! 
Renee is giving away (tour wide) $10 GC, a small pewter dragon, and a signed copy of Only Love Survives

Feel free to enter as many times as you like throughout the tour for more opportunities to win. Her tour dates can be found at Goddess Fish Promotions.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Spotlight On #DarkRomance With Take Me #anthology #kindle



Today we have a spotlight with some of the hottest names in dark romance. This anthology is available today! I'm not sure if the price is $0.99 or if that was the pre-order price, but even $2.99 is a great deal for dark romance! They are giving away a tour-wide $25 GC to Amazon/B&N, so enjoy the excerpt and enter to win. You can enter as many times as you like at different sites. Here's the Take Me tour link.

BLURB for Take Me:

Surrender to desire with 12 books by the hottest names in dark romance, including bestselling authors Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, and Lynda Chance.

CD Reiss - Spin
Jenika Snow – A Beautiful Prison
Pepper Winters – Destroyed
Skye Warren – Trust in Me
Kendall Ryan – Unravel Me
Anna Zaires & Dima Zales – Twist Me
Shay Savage – Otherwise Alone & Otherwise Occupied
Amber Lin & Shari Slade – Three Nights with a Rock Star
Pam Godwin – Deliver
Lynda Chance – Marco’s Redemption
Gemma James – Torrent

These e-books would cost over $40 if purchased separately. This set will only be available for a limited time.

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 Excerpt from Trust in Me by Skye Warren

Tyler sighed, resigned. “Okay. Come on.”

And really, isn’t that just what every girl wants to hear from a guy agreeing to fuck her? But I wasn’t like every girl. This was a job, that was all.

He led me to the bed and pulled me down with him. But I didn’t want him, not like this. I didn’t want him to have sex with me, not if he didn’t want me. I only remained here to protect those girls from forced sex, from rape. I couldn’t do the same thing to Tyler, not even to spare myself pain.

“Wait,” I said. “You don’t have to do this. Please don’t.”

“I have to,” he said, his teeth gritted.

This was all wrong. “You don’t want this,” I whispered.

He pulled my hand to his jeans where I felt his hardness pushing against the zipper. “Does this feel like I don’t want it?”

I already knew the body had nothing to do with the mind. “No,” I said. “I can tell you don’t. It doesn’t matter about me.”

He pushed me onto my back and loomed over me. “This is happening. Are you going to fight me?”

I shook my head. No, I wouldn’t—couldn’t—fight Tyler, not ever. No matter how I pledged my allegiance to Carlos, I couldn’t help but fight and resist every time he hurt me. With Tyler, it hurt just to be near him, but I’d endure it, if only to pretend a few minutes more.

He kissed me again, and it was almost real. Like a real kiss between two people having sex, as if I knew what that felt like. Both of us were doing this for business or to avoid pain or whatever reason, but none having to do with passion or pleasure. Still, I felt a long-buried stirring of passion. And, too, I felt pleasure as his lips molded over mine and his body lowered.

The weight of him, the heat of him, was delicious. Somehow I felt safe with him, which was a stupid error to make after working so hard and so long to be careful. He was working with Carlos—I couldn’t forget that. If Carlos ever found out I was double-crossing him, he wouldn’t kill me. He would keep me alive and make me wish I were dead.

Tyler’s hands found my breasts and easily slipped under the small halter top. He looked down at my breast in his hand. I knew I had beautiful breasts. Not because they looked beautiful to me—I hated the sight of them—but because I’d been told so. From very young, I’d been told how pretty they were—large, despite my lanky body, and pale with dark, hardened tips.

He groaned, just staring. “So beautiful.”

I hated that he said that, that he noticed what all the other men had noticed, that he was like them after all. At the same time, I almost preened. At least I had pleased him in some way. One of these days my contradictions would tear me apart.

His fingertip, blunt and rough, traced from the top of the slope to the tip.

“Why are you doing this?” he muttered, and it didn’t sound like he was talking to me but to himself.

Why was he doing this? Why did he need to get mixed up with Carlos? It would only end badly for Tyler. I had seen enough of Carlos’s business partners disappear to know that. God, but I didn’t want to think that Tyler would even want to be involved. Carlos had lots of different businesses, but they were all bad—drugs, guns. And my personal crusade, my curse, human trafficking. Which was Tyler involved in?

“You shouldn’t be here,” slipped out on a moan.

“I know,” he said, still mesmerized by my hated breasts.

“It isn’t right.” Why couldn’t he see? I wanted him to be good, but if he couldn’t do that, then at least I wanted him to be safe.

“I can’t stop,” he said.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Please consider following the authors to find out more about their books…
Pepper Winters – Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter
Skye Warren – Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter
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