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Book tour & interview with Carla Caruso – HOT STUFF: SURFING LOVE

VBT_HotStuff_Banner copyGoddess Fish is hosting a book tour for HOT STUFF: SURFING LOVE (Harper Impulse), a multi-author contemporary erotic romance anthology. Yes, these lovely authors are offering a giveaway, and there’s more on that below, but first, I’d like to introduce the book as well as one of the anthology co-authors, Carla Caruso.

Cover_Hot StuffHot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity on the air … four top romance authors give you their take on summer.

From Carla Caruso – A chance meeting with a pro-surfer on an island getaway …

From Maria Lewis – The world of women’s surfing throws two recent bedmates together …

From Alli Sinclair – A world-famous performer finds her heart and a way to fight her demons in Rio de Janeiro …

From Tess Woods – A Cornish beach retreat proves a full reawakening …

Interview with Carla Caruso

What authors do you like to read?

Chick-lit or romantic comedies are my comfort reads. So anything by Sophie Kinsella, Maggie Alderson, Jennifer Crusie, Liane Moriarty, and beyond. If the author can make me laugh and the novel has a good romance thread and quirky heroine (oh, and a sexy hero), I’m in. :)

Is there a genre you’d like to try writing and haven’t yet?

I’ve had a young-adult tale spinning around in my head for eons. One with a bit of a paranormal bent. Involving cats! I’m hoping to tackle it in the second half of this year. If I write it down, it’ll happen, right?

Tell us about your latest release.

Hot Stuff: Surfing Love is an anthology of short stories involving sexy surfers, penned by three gorgeous Aussie women – Maria Lewis, Alli Sinclair and Tess Woods – plus myself. The logline sums it up well: “Hot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity in the air…four top romance authors give you their take on summer.” Doesn’t it just make you want to go to the beach and check out the bronzed bodies on display?

Can you tell us a little about your current WIP?

I have two-and-a-half-year-old twin boys and I’ve always thought the general craziness I’ve gone through raising twins would make for a great novel. So I’ve got an idea for a story where two aunts end up raising a sister’s twin babies together. There’s a bit of a love triangle and secrets from the past emerging…I just need time to get stuck into finally writing it!

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m somewhere in between. I kind of have ‘goalposts’ along the way to reach and then fill in the in-between bits as I write and the characters ‘guide’ me. But I need to know a lot about the characters’ personalities and conflicts in advance for a solid foundation.

How do you balance writing with other aspects of your life? What’s your favourite time management tip?

Write a little bit most days, if you can, to keep your ‘head’ in a story. I like to focus on one writing project at a time or my mind feels too messy. As I mentioned before, I have young twin boys, who thankfully still have a day nap – my time to write. The less time you have sometimes, the more you use it! I find I get bored after writing for three hours a day anyway. But maybe if I had the whole day free, with a lunchbreak in between, I could keep going. Just work out what works best for you. Don’t feel you have to chain yourself to your desk for ten hours just because a colleague does it. To me, getting out and about, in between writing, is what keeps my creative juices flowing.

What made you want to be an author? At what age did you start telling stories and then writing them down?

I always wanted to be a novelist, annoying my kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them. And in my school holidays, I’d hand-write one-hundred-page novels – for fun. It just took me a while to realise my childhood dream; journalism seemed a more practical course. I worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR and fashion stylist. Then, when I began working from home as a freelance journalist, I got more serious about fiction. It took me about three years, from go to whoa, to get published.

What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least?

Writing is addictive! I love escaping into a different world, making the characters say or do things in real life I never would, and having real life constantly inspire my work. Plus, if I have a bad experience, I can channel it out in my writing and feel better for it. Like the least? The editing part! I love getting the first draft down, the creative bit. Editing’s less fun for me. I’m also impatient, so I don’t fancy the length of time (and commitment) it takes to write a novel – I’m a journalist, used to speedy deadlines. Reading past works also makes me cringe…I’m the ultimate self-critical artist.

If you had one piece of advice for aspiring authors, what would it be?

Don’t dilute your voice! I went from thinking I should ‘write for the market’ to sell more books, changing my writing style, to going full circle again, realising I wasn’t coming across authentically. Write stuff that you’re proud of and want to read and then find a publisher for it. I feel like I’m only beginning to hit my stride now and everything I’ve done before has been my writer’s ‘apprenticeship’. But then, I always tend to take the long route, I’m a Capricorn. :)

Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

You can visit my author site, my blog, ‘Carla Caruso Author’ on Facebook, or @CarlaCaruso79 on Twitter. Would love you to drop by and say hi!

Here is an excerpt from Carla’s story, SIX-STAR WEEKEND, in the HOT STUFF: SURFING LOVE anthology:

Sex.

That was the only thing on Sage Carlisle’s mind as she peered over her flat-top shades at the surfer emerging from the water at the resort’s private beach. She shifted on her Missoni beach towel, feeling clammy in places that had nothing to do with the late afternoon sun.

No strings attached, down-and-dirty hanky-panky. That was why she was paying a thousand dollars a night for her island stay. Okay, that and maximum pampering. Even her mum had encouraged her to go; Sage was that hard-up. It had been a while between, ahem, cock tales.

Ever since Aaron.

Not that she was meant to be thinking about him right now. This weekend was all about her needs and hers alone. So, instead, she let her mind wander to how the hunky surfer might be described by a beauty brand if he were a mascara. Makeup was how she made her living, after all.

Sage began with ‘amazingly waterproof’. The water seemed to bead off the guy’s chin-length tousle of sun-bleached hair, his deeply tanned face, and the skin-tight black wetsuit, like he was some kind of merman.

An extremely chiselled, handsome merman.

She threw in ‘sweat- and humidity-resistant’ for good measure. He looked like he could handle whatever weather extremes the Great Barrier Reef location threw at him. Unlike her. It had taken a gallon of hair serum to settle her black mane.

‘Intense gaze.’ His eyes looked dark from this angle. Puppy-dog brown possibly. A nice contrast to all the blond hair and bronzed skin. Sea-green would have been too obvious.

‘Infinite length.’ And she wasn’t referring to the wood-look surfboard tucked under his arm … no, siree. Yes, her mind was heading for the gutter now, but at least it was a six-star gutter, as went with her locale.

‘Long-long-lasting.’ Judging by his youthful looks — he had to be seven years younger than her at a minimum — she was sure he could go all night without wearing out. But then, when you were thirty-five, as she was, any guy in your line of vision without a woman hanging off their arm tended to be a juvenile. He never would have had the shocking discovery of a white hair in his eyebrow.

Hmm. Maybe he was a pro surfer, and a surf-brand sponsor had helped fund his luxury accommodation.

She dreamt up some more words. ‘Ability to extend (her) from roots through to tips and beyond. Stretchable. Magnetic. Lush. Daring.’

Yep, he could dip his wand into her formula any day of her overpriced vaccie. Sage looked down to rummage in her beach bag for her powder compact. This time she couldn’t blame the sun’s rays for her perspiration.

‘Do I know you?’ a gravelly voice cut through her thoughts.

Fuck.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

The authors will be awarding an eCopy of Hot Stuff: Surfing Love to three randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during this book tour. Enter below:

 

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Book tour for Vanessa Vale – Wildflowers of Montana series #Historical #Erotic #Western

FS_TourBanner_WildflowersOfMontana (2)Vanessa Vale’s Wildflowers of Montana series is on tour! Hosted by Goddess Fish, Vanessa is offering a Rafflecopter giveaway in which a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card will be randomly awarded to one lucky contest entrant. Details on how to enter below, but first, check out this intriguing erotic historical Western series.

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Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that’s as big and bold as the Montana Sky.

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Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path. Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he’s waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn’t an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs…and he’s going to give it to her. Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that’s as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.

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When handsome Jackson Reed comes home from the army, he catches the immediate attention of the seven Lenox daughters. But he only has eyes for one — beautiful Hyacinth Lenox. It’s apparent that she notices him as well, so why is she doing everything she can to avoid him?

Hyacinth can’t stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson’s love.

But Jackson isn’t a man so easily dissuaded. He’s determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight.

Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that’s as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.

Interview quickie with Vanessa Vale

What are four things you can’t live without?

I’m going to assume this is material things and so I’ll skip the obvious of husband and children!

  1. Lip balm- I live at high altitude so it’s really dry. I have lip balm on my desk, in the bathroom, my purse, the car, everywhere. I put it on constantly.
  2. Martial Arts- Some people run, some people play tennis, I do martial arts. It’s my escape and I’ve done it for over twenty years. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t go to class.
  3. Dessert- Do I need to explain why? Yeah, I thought not.
  4. My pillow- I’m a stomach sleeper so I need a really thin pillow. I’ve had the same one since I was a kid. Yes, my husband thinks it’s time to let this one go, but I haven’t found a replacement yet. They’re too fat or too fluffy or too…something. Where have all the good pillows gone!?

What is your favorite television show?

I don’t watch TV. I do, on occasion, go onto the iPad and pull up Netflix. I just watched Mozart in the Jungle and enjoyed that.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

Definitely Nancy Drew! She had her shit together. Somehow, she could get up in the morning, put on a cardigan and have her hair perfect (yes, I have a slight obsession with perfectly coiffed people) and go off in her jalopy following bad guys around and her father either has no clue or is thrilled she’s helping him with a case.

Author Bio

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica

Who doesn’t love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.

“Montana Maidens” was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. “Montana Men” followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. “The Bridgewater Series” showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn’t enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.

And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn’t love a handsome cowboy? Connect with Vanessa here:

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MediaKit_BookCover_WildflowersOfMontana_dahliaThe series continues with Dahlia, available at these eBook retailers:

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Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card. The prize will be awarded by Vanessa Vale during the tour.

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FREE Novella from Alli Sinclair – Dreaming of Spain #Romance #eBook

TDreamingOfSpain December 2015oday, I’m delighted to bring you details about a free eBook novella written by my friend and fellow romance author, Alli Sinclair (author of the award-winning romance, Luna Tango).

Allie says of her latest Harlequin MIRA release: “Dreaming of Spain is the free novella that is the lead-up to my February release, Under the Spanish Stars. It is a multi-generational story and will appeal to readers who enjoy fiction set in exotic lands. It will also appeal to readers who like romance, sexy foreign heroes, a dash of mystery, and heroines who are not afraid to face their demons.”

Here’s the blurb:

Charlotte Kavanagh is averse to risk and researches every decision she makes. Although it hasn’t helped her recently with her failed romance, a job she despises and a strong feeling there is a better life out there—somewhere. When her grandmother takes ill and requests Charlotte travels to Spain to solve a mystery, Charlotte faces a huge decision—stay with the status quo or face her fears and take the biggest risk of her life…

Get your copy of Dreaming of Spain at any of these eBook retailers:

Harlequin MIRA (Australia)

Amazon

iBooks

Booktopia

Google Play

Kobo

Angus & Robertson

Find out more at Alli Sinclair’s website.

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Out Now – Brit Boys: With Toys Boxed Set #mm #gay #romance #erotica #bdsm

bbwt-boxOut now, Brit Boys: With Toys—a collection of eight M/M novellas written by eight top British M/M authors. All stories feature British characters and are set in British locations. This seriously sexy boxed set has 422 pages of unforgettable M/M literary entertainment that will leave your eReader, and you, burning up. So go and treat yourself this festive season to some uniquely British man-on-man erotic romance, or if you have Kindle Unlimited, read it as part of your subscription.

With stories by Ashe Barker, M K Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sarah Masters and Tabitha Rayne.

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From coast to coast and city to country Brit boys enjoy playing with each other and their toys. Not any old toys, though; guitars, rope, plugs and Moleskine journals all prove to be enormous fun. Throw in a shop that’s wall to wall with kinky ideas, a journalist on the lookout for the next big thing, and Dominants who insist on obedience and there’s sure to be something to cater for everyone’s taste.

Whether it’s a quickie or a slow indulgence, Brit boys know how to hit the spot and they aim to please every time. So take a ride, fly high, come enjoy these sexy boys and their toys.

Brit Boys: With Toys is an anthology of M/M stories written by British authors, featuring British characters in British locations.

Available now on Amazon.

Hard Riders

By Ashe Barker

If there’s one thing Liam loves more than a scorching hot lust-on-wheels superbike, it’s the gorgeous sexy guy who owns such a dream machine. When Jackson finds him all but drooling over his tyres and offers him a ride Liam takes no persuading at all. Soon they discover that their mutual fascination with boys’ toys is not limited to the two-wheeled variety, so it’s just as well that Jackson owns his own sex shop and Liam’s job leaves plenty of scope for dressing up.

But real life is much more than just a few kinky games, and has an unfortunate habit of getting in the way.

All Roped Up

By M K Elliott

When Alex Fraser interviews Conner ‘Big-Mac’ McCaughey, the champion of London’s bare-knuckle boxing scene, he has more than just the fighter in his sights. Hoping to expose the fight club’s illegal dealings, Alex will stop at nothing to get the story, including doing whatever Conner asks.

The moment Conner sees Alex Fraser, all he can think about is what the young reporter will look like bound. Shibari—the ancient art of rope bondage—is the fighter’s passion, and he can’t think of anyone else he’d like to practise on more.

But Alex’s quest to expose the truth could land them both in serious danger…

Doctor’s Orders

By Lucy Felthouse

Hospital porter Aaron Miller isn’t expecting a very exciting birthday. He and his doctor boyfriend, Blake Colville, are working opposite shifts, leaving Aaron to go home to an empty house and the prospect of another shift the following day. Just as he’s leaving work, however, an unexpected sexy encounter in a supply cupboard leaves him feeling in a much more celebratory mood. And an impending dirty weekend away with Blake just puts the icing on the non-existent cake. But who needs cake when you’re dating a dominant doctor?

Toys for Boys

By K D Grace

Alpha Nerd, Will Charles teams up with Caridoc ‘Doc’ Jones in a coast to coast walk across England reviewing outdoor gift suggestions for the Christmas edition of Toys for Boys—an online magazine dedicated to the latest gadgets to tickle a man’s fancy. Will is recording their adventures with the latest smart phone technology. Doc is reviewing the latest outdoor gear. The two quickly discover the great outdoors provides even better toys for boys, toys best shared al fresco, toys that, in spite of Will’s great camera work, will never be reviewed in Toys for Boys.

Mile High Kink Club

By Lily Harlem

Rhodri’s looking for love, but not ordinary love. He needs a man who’ll bend to his will, submit to his desires and obey his every command–including chastity.

So when Gay Hook Ups finds his perfect partner it’s well worth a trip to London. What he doesn’t bet on is his fragile-looking match being a sharp and successful entrepreneur. So when things between them soar, will he unlock the passion, free his desire and will they reach the dizzying heights of ecstasy together? It all depends on whether Darius is prepared to be caged in order to be set free.

Open Mike

By Ashley Lister

Ken finds Mike reading poetry in a bar. Mike is confident and clever and seems capable of teaching Ken everything he needs to know about poetry. And, when Ken asks for his guidance, Mike gladly offers to share his expertise. Consequently, when Mike offers to share more than his expertise in poetry, Ken discovers there are a lot more things he wants to learn from him.

I Get You

By Sarah Masters

Morton is Warren’s boss, and they fancy each other like crazy. Except neither of them has the courage to say so, until Warren blurts out an inkling of his feelings. Morton is stunned by Warren’s offer for them to go away together, but not half as stunned as Warren when Morton accepts. Both of them are pretending to be someone they’re not. And both of them soon realise that being yourself is the best bet.

The Guitar

By Tabitha Rayne

When shy, awkward Kel plays guitar, it’s the only time he feels at home in his own skin. On stage he can hide in plain sight behind his band and the music. It turns him on to play and he can’t help rubbing up against his guitar. Kel is enraptured by a guy he sees every night in the audience and is shocked when this gorgeous guy seems to notice him. So full of his own self-loathing, Kel just can’t accept that someone as perfect as Damien wants to be with him. Will his insecurities put their happiness in jeopardy?

Grab your copy now from Amazon.

And if you want more Brit Boys, check out the first anthology, Brit Boys: On Boys, available from Amazon and all other good ebook retailers.

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Out Now! CUPID by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985 @evernightpub) #christmas #erotica #romance #shifter

Cupid-EvernightPublishing-Jayaheer2015-banner1From Jennifer: As you may know, I’m still recuperating from my accident a couple of months ago, and with one arm out of action I’m a tad limited on the internet. In the meantime, though, I’m delighted to share a holiday erotic romance from my friend and fellow erotic author, Lucy Felthouse. Here’s the skinny:

As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.

One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.

Has Cupid finally met his match?

Buy a copy of CUPID here.

Add to your Goodreads shelf here.

Excerpt:

Cupid-EvernightPublishing-Jayaheer2015-smallpreviewCassius Cupid woke with a start, and then sat bolt upright in his bed. Shit, I’m going to be late! was his first thought.

Milliseconds later his brain switched on, and he remembered. He was on holiday. Flopping back onto the warm mattress and pillows with a contented sigh, he smiled. No work for fourteen whole days—it was going to be utter bliss. He stretched, relishing the feeling it created in his sleep-softened muscles. Ahhh…this is the life.

He knew he wouldn’t go back to sleep—hell, it was eight o’clock, which was practically the middle of the day for someone in his profession—so Cassius fell to thinking about how he was going to spend his day, not to mention the several others in front of him. God knew he deserved to relax and have some fun. He’d just emerged from the busiest part of his year, and he was more than ready to do some chilling out.

He enjoyed his job as a postman—he really did—but the Christmas period was a total killer. He idly wondered how many cards and presents he’d delivered over the past few weeks. It didn’t bear thinking about. Once you factored in the festive period itself, the weird few days between Christmas and New Year, and then the flurry of mail that got sent when everyone went back to work properly at the beginning of January, he’d racked up some serious deliveries. And that was before you even thought about his other job—which was for just one day a year, but was arguably more important than the other 364 put together.

Cassius—or Cupid, as he was known to his boss and colleagues in his second, but most important job—was not only a regular postman for the Royal Mail, but also a reindeer. For a single day of the year, Cassius had the supernatural power to transform into one of Santa’s faithful steeds and help pull that famous magical sleigh, delivering presents to excited children the world over.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Cassius really did eat, sleep and breathe deliveries, but not for the next fourteen days. All he planned to do was watch some TV, read some books, maybe go out hiking, meet some friends… basically anything that wasn’t delivering something to someone. Hey, he might even receive something through the post himself—preferably not the usual crap; bills and junk mail. He didn’t hold out much hope.

He lounged in bed for another ten minutes before realising he was lying there just for the sake of it. Being on holiday didn’t have to equal staying in bed all day—and certainly not for someone as active as him. He reached over to his bedside table, grabbed his glasses and put them on. Throwing off his thick duvet, he walked to his bedroom window and peeked out through the curtains, immediately glad of the effective central heating he and his housemate had forked out to have installed the previous year.

The outside world was covered in a thick layer of snow, and Cassius was mightily glad that he wasn’t out delivering letters and parcels. The stuff was treacherous enough without having to carry a heavy bag up and down driveways, paths, and pavements — most of which either hadn’t been cleared, or had been cleared badly, leaving incredibly slippery patches of ground for an unsuspecting postie to come across. God knows he’d gone down enough times, but, much to his relief, nobody had ever seen him do it. He’d always been relatively unharmed—excerpt for his pride, of course—and had been able to scramble back to his feet and carry on.

The eerie silence outside was broken by the rumble of an engine, and Cassius turned his head to look up the street—he lived in a cul-de-sac, so he knew that’s where the vehicle would come from—and watched as a delivery van made its way slowly and carefully down the road. He hoped the driver was sensible enough to try and steer over the thickest parts of the snow—the more people went over and over the same patches, packing it down, the more the road surface resembled an ice rink. And since the cul-de-sac was on a slight hill, it was easy enough to get stuck. He’d seen it so many times—even going outside one time last winter to suggest the driver go down to the bottom of the road, turn around and try reversing up the hill—an almost foolproof plan for vans with rear-wheel drive. He’d gotten a big thumbs-up for that suggestion as the driver finally got to the junction where the road became flat, and went on his merry way.

As the van drew closer to his house, he saw that the driver was a woman. That would explain her cautious driving—he’d never admit it to one of his drinking buddies, but women were far superior when it came to driving in adverse weather conditions. He even thought he’d seen some survey containing statistics that proved it.

Author Bio

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 140 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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Love’s Last Bite Book Tour and Giveaway #Vampire #Romance

BBT_TourBanner_LovesLastBiteViki Lyn and Vina Grey are offering a giveaway to celebrate the release of their book, LOVE’S LAST BITE, in a tour hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Scroll down for details on how to enter the giveaway, but first, please check out this intriguing paranormal vampire romance (M/M).

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Dark forces, a vampire, plus one sexy cop is a recipe for trouble.

VINCENT KAMATEROS is no longer the lonely exiled vampire running a cupcake shop, but the heir to his father’s throne.

JOHN REEDER is out and accepts his vampire lover, but he has to deal with his lover being destined to rule the vampire kingdom.

While Vince and John revel in their newfound love, dark forces are at work in Orbus Arcana, determined to keep the progressive Vince from becoming the next vampire king.

Time is short and decisions loom. Their irrevocable choices will change their lives forever.

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EXCERPT (Adult-rated)

The exact moment Vincent entered John, John felt complete.

“Dio, you feel good.” Vincent’s voice strained as he pushed forward.

Vincent’s groan sent John’s heart racing and his cock bumping against his stomach. Fangs scraped John’s neck, teasing, and sensual against his skin. The first bite made John’s heart surge. Blood sucked from his veins tightened the intensity in his groin. The craving for Vincent and his bloodlust scared and electrified him.

God forgive him, but he was addicted to the first bite. Addicted to Vincent, insistent, aggressive and hungry. Addicted to Vincent’s love.

Deep within, John sensed all these same emotions in his lover, but also an unfathomable longing for acceptance. This unfathomable ache pushed into John’s heart, and he vowed to always be by Vincent’s side no matter the situation.

AUTHOR BIO

An introvert and artist with a healthy dose of skepticism about life and love = Viki. An extrovert and academic and a die-hard romantic = Vina. It was so not a match made in heaven. But Viki and Vina discovered a mutual love of traveling around the world, the paranormal, good coffee, and a healthy admiration for their respective creativity. Sitting in a coffee shop one day, they started brainstorming about story plots and Vince and John and the car crash in the bakery. A story was born. Vina writes the sappy romance and Viki tempers it. Between them, they managed to find their boys a ‘happily ever after’.

Viki Lyn website  /  blog  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

Vina Grey website  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

GIVEAWAY

Enter here (via Rafflecopter) for the chance to win a $15 Amazon or BN gift card courtesy of Viki Lyn and Vina Grey.
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ROOKIE SEASON Book Tour and Giveaway

NBTM_TourBanner_RookieSeasonThis post is part of a virtual book tour organized for author V.K. Robbins by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn commenter will receive a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card! Read on to find out how to enter the draw.

Blurb

Talented young ballplayer Clay Love has just been called up from the minors to play major league baseball. Freelance writer and divorcée Rose Lasting, the world’s biggest baseball fan, wasn’t expecting to fall in love when she fell into Clay’s arms, but fall in love she did. Now they are caught up in a whirlwind romance complicated by the paparazzi, Clay’s ex-girlfriend, Rose’s ex-husband, and a stalker who puts Rose’s life in grave danger. Saving her life and catching her attacker takes you on a roller coaster of emotion and intrigue that you won’t soon forget.

Rookie Season is the first book in the Love in the Ballpark Series, by V.K. Robbins. This adult erotic romance tale sizzles with romantic and sexual chemistry, emotion, and suspense. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.

Excerpt

BookCover_RookieSeasonHe shared about missing his mother’s last days because he had been out on the road with his AA team, and how he regretted it. I thought about telling him about my grandfather, but I didn’t. I knew I would cry and there was no way I wanted to cry right then. I did tell him, though, about how my dad left when I was six, and I was raised by my mother and her father, my grandfather.

And we talked about baseball – how it was my first love, how he only really felt comfortable and at home out on the field, how I hadn’t missed a Giants home game in 10 years, how excited he was to finally be playing in the majors.

There was a pause again and we were silently looking at each other. I was thinking how comfortable it was just to be quiet with him, how I didn’t feel like I needed to entertain him…when he leaned forward and kissed me.

It was gentle and tentative at first, then it became more aggressive and forceful. My mind went blank for a moment. I leaned toward him and he wrapped his arm around me, pulling me closer. His kiss just pulled me in. Any hesitance I’d had about him evaporated, and I knew I’d never be the same.

Author Bio

AuthorPhoto_RookieSeasonVeronica Robbins is a published author of both fiction and nonfiction who has been writing professionally for the last 20 years. In addition to writing fiction and poetry (her first love), she is also an expert grant writer and copy writer. When she’s not writing, she’s watching baseball, enjoying her children, reading, and trying to train her dog, Handsome, who so far has been very successful at training her. You can follow Veronica on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or through her blog, A Writer’s Journey.

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Guest author Bianca Sarble – Flavour of the Month #NewRelease

Here’s a yummy treat for the year’s end from fellow Aussie author, Bianca Sarble. Her latest release, Flavour of the Month, is out now at Amazon.

Sydney, Australia - August 2011: Harbour with Opera House and BridgeBlurb

When Cate Gallagher thinks her day can’t get any worse, Patrick Garrett comes along to prove her wrong. The sexy stranger awakens her long forgotten libido but she knows from past experiences his type is best avoided at all costs.

Patrick is sure the chemistry between them will set the sheets on fire, if only she would give him a chance. He hatches a seduction plan to show her exactly how right they could be.

But getting the girl isn’t the only obstacle to their Happy Ever After. Misunderstandings and assumptions bring their heat level to boiling point and threaten to scorch their love.

Can Cate overcome her past and let Patrick show her she’s not just the Flavour Of The Month?

Excerpt

Taking a break from the Sunday morning breakfast rush, Cate rested her head on the cool surface of the stainless steel bench wishing the relief she needed would kick in. Either from the pain meds she’d taken for the massive headache, or the two blocks of chocolate she’d eaten to ease the sexual frustration. It seemed now her feminine parts had come out of hibernation, they wanted to feast on spring berries. Specifically, Patrick’s berries.

Gah! She really needed to stop thinking about him. Much more and she’d be studying the spam emails advertising the latest in sex toy technology for an online splurge. Her last vibrator had ended up in the trash with all other Paul related items and getting another one hadn’t been a priority. Until Patrick.

She needed to move, keeping busy was the key to forgetting about latex penises or real ones attached to handsome men who were off limits. She put her apron on over her black T-shirt and shorts on her way out to the main room and stopped dead.

There he was.

Ordering coffee from Millie, complete with panty drenching smile. If he aimed that thing her way again, she’d need another block or two of chocolate which wouldn’t keep her in a size sixteen for long. She tried to turn with the hope he hadn’t seen her.

Author Bio

Once upon a time, in a land called Australia, there lived a delightful young girl named Bianca who loved to read. As she grew older, her sarcastic tendencies and warped sense of humor became evident, as did her preference for raunchy romances.

Now, as well as reigning over their 1/4 acre kingdom with the handsome Prince that stole her heart and feeding their ever-growing children, she not only reads everything she can, but pens her own deliciously sexy stories.

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