A brief writing hiatus

Hi folks, I just wanted to stop by the blog and let you know I’m taking a brief hiatus from writing after an accident last week. I tripped over while doing the weekly grocery shopping and fractured my arm, among some other not-so-awesome injuries.

I should be back on board in a few weeks, but for now, the Oct 15th planned “re-release” of Educating Ethan is on hold until later in the year.

Typing with one hand is definitely doable, but rather painstaking, I have to admit!

Here’s a little snippet from Educating Ethan to whet your appetite in the meantime (and no, this one isn’t erotic, just sexy!):

Educating Ethan Cover - Jennifer LynneShe gestured Ethan into the room and offered the tray of rolls, then poured lemonade into two frosted glasses and added a sprig of mint from her stash of fresh herbs on the windowsill. So what if her hands weren’t one hundred percent steady? He’d never notice. His eyes were clearly on the food. “I do a lot of my food preparation here, experimenting with new recipes, that sort of thing, so I need a big work area. This was originally two rooms, which I had knocked through into one. It’s the heart of my business, and I guess my home as well.”

It was hard to maintain eye contact as she spoke, with his magnificent chest bare to the world, the pinkish brown nipples puckered slightly in the air-conditioned room, and the faint sprinkling of dark hair that led downwards in an enticing line like a persistent arrow directing her wayward gaze. And her wayward gaze complied, whether she wanted it to or not, noting the curve of those thighs and the implicit strength in the coiled muscles as he moved forward to reach for another roll. She glanced only briefly this time but still he knew. She could tell in the amused curl of his lips as they lifted and the knowing way he slanted his eyes at her. So much for using food and drink to distract his attention.

He’s too young, she reminded herself. And he sure as hell won’t be thinking of me that way. He probably misses his mother’s cooking.

She took a deep, steadying breath. “Careful, Ethan. They’re really hot.”

There. A mother would say something like that. Wouldn’t she?

“But delicious.” His eyes crinkled at the corners as he chewed and swallowed. He looked adorably young. She moved around to the other side of the island and gripped its edges. Now she couldn’t see anything below his hips. Much safer.

“What’s it called?” He spoke around the food, and for a moment, she wasn’t quite sure to what he was referring.

It’s called lust. Or maybe cradle snatching? “Umm…”

“Your catering company. What’s it called?”

“Oh!” Tension released from her shoulders as they ventured into a familiar topic of conversation. Work she could deal with. “Simply Delicious.”

“How very…appropriate.”


Release day! NOT VANILLA (SPANKING) Erotic #BDSM romance

Not Vanilla Spanking coverHere at last! NOT VANILLA (SPANKING), the latest in the erotic romance series by Roz Lee and yours truly, is out now at all good eBook retailers!

Buy now at:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU  /  B&N  /  iBooks  /  All Romance eBooks  /  Smashwords

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Here’s the blurb:

A tempting 2-in-1 bundle that is so erotic it will turn your cheeks pink!

First Time by Jennifer Lynne – On their anniversary weekend away, will a spanking paddle help re-kindle Grace and Henry’s waning libido, or will their first kinky time also be their last?

Domestic Discipline by Roz Lee – How can April tell the man she’s promised to marry that she needs more in the bedroom…that she needs a good spanking?

Great reviews are already coming in for this duet of stories that celebrate both kink and romance:

5-stars at Manic Readers: “The stories are hot, as usual for these two authors, so have a cold drink & a fan handy.”

4-stars at AusRom Today: “A great continuation of the Not Vanilla series and the many and varied fetishes/kinks inside the BDSM lifestyle.”

4.5 stars at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews: These stories are meant to entice, to give you a little taste of eroticism and maybe even spur some fantasies.”

Want to read an excerpt from my story in this hot little bundle? Here’s an Adults-only snippet from FIRST TIME:

Now, Grace. I’m waiting.” Impatience flares briefly in Henry’s features, and then disappears behind the stranger’s mask. This is my husband, and yet somehow it’s not.

My instinct is to immediately bend down and grab my ankles; let him do whatever he wants. The wet slickness that coats the seam between my legs is testament to how much I want to comply. My mind has yet to catch up with my body, though, and for some reason it won’t release the fear that is still holding me captive.

So I play for time and challenge him instead. “Why are you talking like that?” I know why. Of course I do, and yet these stupid questions spill out of my mouth. “Since when is that your thing?” I nod toward the paddle he’s cradling. It’s a style I would have bought myself, if I’d had the nerve. It’s quite large—a good beginner tool, because the larger head diffuses the impact. It’s made of wood, and I can see one side is cushioned with a padded leather cover. Henry is stroking that side on his palm. Clearly he loves the feel of it against his skin, and I have to confess, the thought of that leather caressing my body sends a signal straight to my sex. A breath catches in my throat as my long-dormant clit awakes with a throb.

This weekend might be just what we need, after all.

A slap echoes through the room in a loud staccato and I jump, but he’s struck his own palm, not me. I catch a sudden glitter in his eyes before it’s gone, equally fast. That glimpse shows me just how much Henry really wants this, and I shiver at the realization that I’m going to get a proper spanking tonight.

He smacks the paddle against his palm a second time, and then starts to circle around me, pacing slowly as if studying my form. He pauses when he reaches my back, and a caress meanders down my spine. It’s too rigid to be his fingers. It feels firm and yet somehow slightly squishy. Perhaps he has the paddle on its edge, angled more toward the padded leather side? Goose bumps form along the wandering trail he creates, and when he reaches my butt cheeks he keeps going, sliding the implement into my crevice and continuing the forward swipe.

I look down and see the edge poking out from my mound, and then it swivels slightly until the flat side rests against my pussy.

“Time to do what you’re told, Gracie.” His voice sounds much closer than I expect. A puff of breath warms my skin in that sensitive crick between shoulder and neck, and I arch my head almost involuntarily to one side, willing him to kiss me there. He doesn’t, but his mouth is so close my nerve endings react as if he has. Somehow, he has branded me without a single touch of his lips.

Sp tour bannerTo celebrate the release of NOT VANILLA (SPANKING), Roz and I are heading off on a (virtual) book review tour organized by the lovely Nicole at NK Author Services.

Here are the tour stops – please come along and say hi, and check out some of the reviews we get along the way:

Ebooks Galore
Literature Litehouse
Bounds by Books Book Review
2 Bibliophiles Guide
Ebook Addicts
Books are my friends, come see why
Feisty Girls Book Blog
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
The Color of Ink

Sex Club Secrets is FREE! Limited time only #Menage #Sexy Romance

SCS free graphicI’m delighted to announce that, for the first time ever, SEX CLUB SECRETS is FREE at Amazon this week (Sept 15-18, 2015), so if you haven’t read this ménage à trois erotic romance yet, now is the time to grab your copy! Yes, each of the GODS OF LOVE novellas is stand-alone, so you can happily read this story without having read any of the others in the series.

Get your free copy between Sept 15-18 (note: US time) at:

Amazon US  /  Amazon AU  /  Amazon UK

Here’s the blurb:

Ella is in love with her best friend Kade. But her love has not been returned, so she decides to call a halt on her unrequited love and accept an invitation to a celebrated sex club.

Kade is distressed when the woman he is beginning to see as more than a friend decides to visit Secrets before he can tell her how he feels. He follows her into the club and witnesses her at play with the enigmatic Anteros, a sexy god-like man who seems to know exactly how to satisfy her innermost cravings. But Anteros also feeds the hidden desires within Kade. How can he admit his feelings for Ella when he’s not sure he can commit with his whole heart?

Can Anteros show these would-be lovers that friendship can sometimes be the best place to kick start a lasting romantic relationship? Or has the sexy Greek god of requited and unrequited love finally taken on a challenge he cannot fulfill?

free bannerTo celebrate, I’m heading off on a (virtual) book tour this week, hosted by the lovely Nicole at NK Author Services. Want to hear a few fun facts about yours truly, as well as find out more about SEX CLUB SECRETS? I would LOVE to see a familiar face or two at any or all of the tour stops, so please stop by and say hi!. Here are the stops (some are FB pages) and the dates:

9/15-Ebooks Galore

9/15-Midnight Angel Book Heaven

9/15-LBM Book Blog

9/15-Carly’s Cozy Corner

9/16-Up All Night, Read All Day

9/16-Eskimo Princess Book Reviews

9/16-Author Sandra Love

9/16-Ebook Addicts

9/16-Spreading the Word

9/16-My Reading Reality

9/16-A Book Addicts Delight

9/16-Undercover Book Review

9/17-Anything But Vanilla Books

9/17-2 Bibliophiles Guide

9/17-Dreamer Talks Books

9/17-A Bit Bookish

9/17-Sapphyria’s Steamy Books

9/17-We Read With A Glass of Wine

9/17-Free to Be Me

9/17-Once Upon A Book

9/18-Danielle’s Domain

9/18-Books Are My Friends, Come See Why

9/18-The Color of Ink

9/18-Outrageous Heroes

9/18-Literature Litehouse

9/18-Indy Book Fairy

9/18-Ashley Book Blog

9/18-Alice’s Book Wonderland

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#MySexySaturday – 7 from NOT VANILLA (SPANKING) #BDSM romance #MSSAuthors

mysexySatWelcome to My Sexy Saturday. I’m delighted to join this week’s “talk sexy to me” theme with seven sexy paragraphs from FIRST TIME, my upcoming erotic novella featuring a married couple trying to rekindle their kinky desires on an anniversary weekend away. FIRST TIME appears in the duet collection, NOT VANILLA (SPANKING):


“Well, Sir? What are you going to do about it?” When my wife throws out that challenge for the second time her voice is husky. Naughty girl. My dick aches so bad—especially when she adds in the honorific Sir in such a provocative tone—it’s almost impossible not to take it in hand and stroke. When I was young my erections were almost vertical, but these days they’re usually a bit more toward half-mast. Tonight, when I glance down, the hungry eye of my cock looks straight back up at me, glistening with a drop of pre-cum, and I can’t help the burst of pride that lifts my lips. The old man can still get it up. Right up, it seems.

Grace turns and sashays across the rug, her limp barely noticeable in the subdued light from the fire. She heads toward that comfortable-looking old couch, and I study her rounded ass, considering where I’m going to lay the first stroke. Left cheek? Or right? Either choice will be equally as good as the other. Her behind offers two perfect globes of flesh, their creamy expanse crying out for my disciplinary touch. I look down at the paddle in my hand, and instinct tells me to start this the old-fashioned way. With my hand. We can graduate to the paddle later.

I lay the implement on the side table next to the couch, then step around her to sit down and make myself as comfortable as I can. It’s hard to appear relaxed when so much adrenalin is pumping through my system that my hands are literally shaking. Grace looks nervous too, and it’s up to me to take the lead. I pat my thigh encouragingly. “What am I going to do about it? Naughty girls need a decent spanking to teach them how to behave. Come here, over my knee. You know this’ll be for your own good, and you know what? You’re just gonna have to suck it up and take it, baby.”

My voice is rough and when she glances down at me there’s a blush turning her cheeks a delicate pink. Her mouth purses momentarily into a perfect little “oh” and I imagine those sexy lips wrapped around me. Hot, moist, and tight. My dick jerks so hard it hurts.

Not Vanilla Spanking coverPlay the game.

“Over my knee. Now.” I inject authority into my tone and raise an eyebrow, trying for calm and wondering if she can detect my racing pulse. Is it visible at the base of my neck? I can feel it there, pounding as if I’ve just done a sprint.

I’ve been waiting for this moment so long that now it’s here I feel awkward. Like a novice once again, which I suppose I am really, after all this time. Novice or not, though, my cock is full and hard, and my fingers itch to tan her rear and assert my authority. I won’t do that, ever, until she agrees to play too. I point to my lap, determined to ensure my wife will do as she’s told.

Pre-order NOT VANILLA (SPANKING) now for delivery Sept 22:

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon AU  /  B&N  /  iBooks  /  All Romance eBooks  /  Smashwords

Add to your Goodreads shelf

Please follow the Blog Hop to check out other great entries in this week’s My Sexy Saturday. CLICK HERE, or on the My Sexy Saturday button at the top of this post, to read more sexy sevens!

New cover for an old favorite! EDUCATING ETHAN by Jennifer Lynne #SexyRomance

Educating Ethan Cover - Jennifer LynneI’m delighted to show off the brand-new cover for EDUCATING ETHAN, my sexy romance that sadly was left without a home earlier this year when one of my publishers closed its doors.

First published by Breathless Press back in February 2012, EDUCATING ETHAN will be re-released in October of this year, featuring this lovely new cover designed by the talented Jay Aheer.

With three additional years of writing experience under my belt, I’m also taking a good look at the manuscript to hopefully enhance what is already there, without changing the story too much. EDUCATING ETHAN is my sister’s favorite, so I say to her – I promise, Sis! Definitely not too many changes!

Here’s the blurb:

Who is educating who in this cougar encounter? Ida intends to build herself a new life and a catering career, after a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realize their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion.

Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida is looking for. He is young and vibrant, with his life and his dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage and forced career change, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment?

This novelette-length sexy romance is a re-release of a previously published eBook.

Heat level: sexy (not erotic) 2.5/5

Please keep an eye on the blog for more information about the release date, or better still, sign up for my e-newsletter HERE and never miss a new release!

Educating Ethan Cover

Previous BP cover for Educating Ethan

Past praise for EDUCATING ETHAN:

Book Junkie  ~  “If you love May/December romances this one will knock your socks off.”

Long and Short Reviews  ~  “…I just fell madly in love with Ethan and could eat him up with a spoon!”


The A to Z of #Erotic Author Research #AmWriting

a.k.a. My really weird internet browser history

Ever wondered what sort of things an erotic author might research? My Google browser history is rather eclectic, to say the least. As an author I look up whatever comes into my head during the development and writing of a story, and as a consequence, some of my searches can be rather random!

Of course, as an erotic author, much of my research is sex-based – especially for some of the less “vanilla” erotic romance books such as Sex Club Secrets, Not Vanilla (Spanking) or Not Vanilla (Bondage). My first point of call when I’m not sure is usually my internet browser.

What color is an “intense green eye”? Where do all those extra arms and legs go in a foursome sex scene? When was the first sex toy invented…and what the heck was it? If my hero is a Sagittarius, what star sign is his perfect match? What type of rope is best for a beginner in a shibari rope bondage session? You name it, I’ve probably searched it!

Here’s an A to Z sample of some of the things I’ve looked up over the past few months – all in the name of research, I promise you! Well, except for the Jon Snow thing. And the Thomas Cromwell thing. And yeah, maybe the vontouring – I was just plain curious about that one!

Not Vanilla Spanking coverA – Arse or ass – which is correct?

B – Butt naked or buck naked?

C – Cock Ring – what does it feel like for the guy?

D – Dominant and submissive relationships

E – Erotic spanking

F – Foursome sex variables

G – Greek gods and sexuality

H – Hand or paddle for spanking?

I – Intense green eyes

J – Jon Snow – PLEASE DON’T click the spoiler unless you’re up to date with GoT!


K – Kinbaku or shibari – what is the difference?

L – Lesbian sex

M – Merlin and Myrnin (this one thanks to Rachel Caine’s Morganville vampire series)

Not Vanilla (Bondage)N – Nipple clamps – best type for beginners

O – Olisbos

P – Pleasure and pain in sex

Q – Quotes about romance and passion

R – Rope bondage – types of rope

S – Sex club virtual tours

T – Thomas Cromwell (yes, I was watching Wolf Hall)

U – Urban dictionary

V – Vontouring (My question after looking this up… why?!)

W – What if two Doms fall in love?

X – X-rated alcohol recipes

Y – Yoga and sexuality techniques

Z – Zodiac signs and romance

So, there you have it, some of my recent book research questions. Please leave a comment – I’d love to hear about some of your more unusual, strange or funny internet searches!

Photo credit: © Kiosea39 | Dreamstime.com

Book tour: #BDSM Romance NOT VANILLA – BONDAGE

bannerMy co-author on NOT VANILLA (BONDAGE), USA Today bestselling author, Roz Lee, is all the way over in the US and I’m here in Australia, so we couldn’t quite coordinate a real-life book signing tour. But… we’re doing a virtual one instead! Please join us on our Virtual Book Tour and find out more about the erotic art of shibari and rope bondage, and of course, chat with us at each of the tour stops listed below!

Tour Stops

21 July – Ebooks Galore
21 July – Literature Litehouse
23 July – Author Sandra Love
24 July – Books Are My Friends, come see why
24 July – Ebook Addicts
25 July – We Read With A Glass Of Wine
27 July – Alice’s Book Wonderland
27 July – The Color of Ink

NOT VANILLA (BONDAGE) is available now at the special introductory price of only 99 cents (USD), so grab your copy before the price goes up!

Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon AU  

Smashwords iBooks  /  B&N  /  ARe

Add to your Goodreads shelf

Here are just a few early review snippets:

“Simply marvelous…The sensuousness of rope as an extension of someone’s fingers…you’ll want to read these stories again and again.” ~ The Romance Reviews

“The stories are dynamite hot … I think you’ll love this series.” ~ Manic Readers

“This book is scorching HOT! … Can’t wait to read more.” ~ Book Fancy Book Blog

If you’re interested in trying more forbidden flavors of love in our NOT VANILLA series, why not also check out NOT VANILLA (VOYEURISM) and NOT VANILLA (SPANKING).

Not Vanilla - Voyeurism coverNot Vanilla Spanking cover



Release day! NOT VANILLA (BONDAGE) #BDSM #Shibari #Kindle

Not Vanilla (Bondage)Yes it’s here! Release day for one of my favorite pieces of work and I can’t wait to share it with you! NOT VANILLA (BONDAGE) contains two highly erotic stories about rope bondage and romance, one each from USA Today bestselling author, Roz Lee, and yours truly (Jennifer Lynne).

Get your copy at the special introductory price of only 99 cents (USD) and taste the forbidden flavors of love.

Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon AU  /  iBooks  /  B&N  /  ARe

Oh, and if you happen to see a slightly different cover, with the word “Censored” stamped across the front…yep, the original was deemed too hot for one retailer! But please be assured our gorgeous original cover is still available inside the book file!


HUNG UP by Roz Lee

I should have told Colton what he could do with his money, but I need it to keep the doors of my dance studio open. So, here I am, naked and bound, with a bull rope around my waist, and despite the intricate suspension system holding me up, I’m falling hard. Falling for the impossible man who threw me for a loop and lassoed my heart. ~ Beth

ALPHA SUBMISSIVE by Jennifer Lynne

What happens when a driven, alpha woman is forced by circumstance to participate in a shibari rope display? Bound and immobilized by the country’s leading Dominant rope master, Ava fights to keep control. If she does the unthinkable and allows herself to submit to Roane, will she lose the only part of herself that really matters—her heart—to the man who now holds her destiny in his practiced hands?

Excerpt from ALPHA SUBMISSIVE (18 years +)

My throat is tight, and a tiny moan escapes. Why am I doing this? What do I really know about him? What if he wraps me so tight I can’t breathe? What if… I don’t think I can… Oh, my God…

“You’re doing fine, Ava. Let it out.”

Let what out?

“Focus on the rope. What does it feel like against your skin?”

Okay. I can do this. I’m strong. The rope. Focus on the rope.

I expect it to be scratchy against my skin, but it isn’t. Instead, the rope glides over the contours of my body like the caressing fingers of a lover whose sole purpose is to provide pleasure for his partner. Roane is clearly a Master. I remind myself he’s had lots of practice, but it doesn’t stop the trail of goose bumps forming in the wake of the silken strands and though I fight to control it, a shudder wracks my body as the sensation wends its way once again to my traitorous clit.

“It feels…pleasurable.”

“Yes. Let it out, Ava.”

The only thing that wants out is my panic, and I refuse to give in. I shake my head violently but the rope is there again, together with the exciting brush of his fingertips as he weaves some kind of intricate pattern around my body. I love his fingers on my skin. They are warm, and firm, and the gentle touch mirrors the exciting feel of that cord slithering over my limbs and then pulling taut as he fastens it around me. I’m panting a bit and it’s starting to get painful. The rope. It’s so tight

I press my lips together, trying to contain my emotions, but the anxiety is ballooning as fast as my desire and the breathlessness increases.

“I’m not sure… I’m not sure…”

He pauses and in the silence it’s as if I can hear my own heartbeat pounding in my ears. Fast. Staccato. Out of control.

“Do you want to use your safe word?”

From ALPHA SUBMISSIVE in NOT VANILLA (BONDAGE). Copyright Jennifer Lynne

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