Monday, March 25, 2013

~ Awesome New Review: Manic Readers ~

Check out the fabulous new FIVE STAR review of One Shot from Manic Readers!

http://www.manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=33806



MR Review Rating:
Reviewer: Alberta
Review:

Tara is a pint-sized firecracker of a counter-terrorist hot on the trail of the arms dealer who tortured and almost killed her and her partner. She is deadly at hand to hand or weapons combat and tough as nails. When she meets Julian, who owns the hotel where she and her team are staying in Las Vegas, it is instant attraction on her part, but instant love on his. Now all he has to do is convince her they belong together. She doesn’t do relationships, and won’t consider leaving her job or her team. Julian sets out to win her trust and her love by being patient, supportive, and loving in all ways; and Tara finally comes around from mere explosive sex to trust and finally love.

I loved these two, plus all the secondary characters as well. There is lots of humor, sass, and the aforementioned explosive sex. The terrorist story was well done, and so was the love story. One Shot is a great read for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

~ New Cover Reveal: Into the Dream ~

INTO THE DREAM
1st Book of the Arcadian Series
coming April 16th!
What happens when a woman gets transported to world where males are born into trios who are searching for the perfect mate to share…

 
Allison Summers is having the mother of all bad days. As a surgeon, Allie is a strong woman who has led a difficult life. She is fighting to make the best of her situation, but everything changes when she is struck by lightning and finds herself transported to another world.

Arcadian Princes Tynan, Cael and Ryder Dracor have been looking for the woman who will complete their souls. Born in a world with a shortage of females, they fear that day will never come. When a goddess suddenly appears they are shocked, but know they want her as their mate. Allie wants to go home but now that they’ve found her, they don’t want to let her go… 

When wills clash and legacies are unveiled, it seems as though Allie was destined to become part of this world. But as she struggles with her new life can she find a way to truly be happy and embrace being an Arcadian?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

~ Symposium: I Need a Hero... ~

Hello Everyone! Today is my birthday, yay! (And no, let's not talk about how old I am so don't even ask...) Because this is a special day, I have a very exciting post to share with all of you! Welcome to my Symposium!

What makes a good Hero? This is the question I posed to 16 of my fellow authors and friends to answer. You will be amazed by the insightful and in depth responses I received. So, sit back, relax and see what some of the hottest authors have to say about what it takes to create the perfect hero and check out their latest releases!



LAURIE ROMA: My perfect hero is someone who is not so perfect. Sure, he needs to be strong, good looking and fuck like a turbo-jack, but that doesn’t mean he is always right or doesn’t have stupid man moments like most do when dealing with women. Underneath it all he has to be a man of morals, conviction and of course he has to know how to love. I like writing heroes that have the perfect balance of possessive and protective qualities. Not so much that he is a scary stalker or a crazy psycho that wants to lock his woman in a basement somewhere, but a true partner. Someone that can meet the needs of his mate and fulfill the promises he makes. Now, I just need to find my perfect hero in real life… ;)

Tara Toshi is a woman on the edge. Code name "T-rex," Tara is one of the elite agents of the IAD Agency, modern-day warriors tasked with taking down terrorists and keeping the world safe. She doesn’t believe that happily ever after exists for her, until her world collides with corporate tycoon Julian King.

Julian King is the owner of a multimillion dollar hotel empire and personally runs the Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He is a man who rules his kingdom with an iron grip and knows that the house always wins. But when he meets agent Tara Toshi all bets are off. As a terrorist plot threatens his city, Julian realizes that he is also in jeopardy of losing his heart.

Passion explodes every time Tara and Julian come together, but can she risk taking this one shot at finding happiness and give her heart to a man she barely knows?


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SAM CRESCENT: What is my ideal hero? I know what I love to read and write but I will tell you that my ideal hero will probably not be for everyone. The heroes that I write about in my books are always confident self-assured men. When I’m writing I like to have a guy who knows his own mind and is not afraid to go after what he wants. My men are always possessive and dominant and in the work of fiction I love delving into the more possessive side of a man. I think there is something hot about a man who goes after his woman without caution. I’d rather write a book with a man who isn’t afraid to go for the woman he loves and protects her with everything that he is. This is the same for reading. I don’t have a different preference. I need to read the stories with alpha males on the extreme but also where they know how to open their heart. There is nothing worse than a man who is afraid to love and let himself be loved.

They’d been friends throughout childhood but could they be lovers?

Leah, Chase, and Mitch were the best of friends since they were young children. Nothing and no one could tear them apart. Leah knows she is in love with her two friends. She never acted on it though for fear of destroying their friendship.

When they were younger, Chase and Mitch fought over who would have Leah. They agreed they would never make her choose between them.

One night after too many cocktails, Leah wakes up naked in bed with Mitch. The commotion brings Chase to the bedroom. She has slept with both of her friends, the only problem is....she can’t remember any of it.


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REBECCA JOYCE: Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are strong, and handsome, while others are smart and lean. A hero is someone who goes above and beyond without any regard for him or herself. Their selfless actions make them stand out in a crowd, or it’s their quiet resolve as they just listen as they help another. A hero can be your best friend who helps you home after a long night, a parent who will guide you in making the right decision. A hero is a neighbor, who is always ready to lend a hand when your life seems overwhelming or a teacher who stays after school to give you that extra help you need to pass a class. Heroes live all around us. They don’t always need to be heroic and save the day. It’s the little things, like a phone call in the middle of the night just to say hi, a friendly hug when you’re upset, or a simple gesture of thanks, that makes someone a hero. So stop and turn around, because if you look closely, you can see a true hero in action.

Orin, Davis, and Jacks McDaniel are the party boys of Treasure Cove. All are single, good looking, and refuse to marry, opening their house for fun, folly, and lots of kinky sex. So when they wake the next morning with wedding rings on their fingers, they are stunned.

Lillian Campbell is just trying to live her life as quietly as possible. Hidden away in Celestial, not more than four hours away from her hometown of Silver Springs, she has managed to stay under the radar. That is until she wakes up to find herself married to three hot-looking cowboys.

As the mystery of the night before begins to unfold, the brothers find themselves between a rock and a hard place. To keep everything they hold dear, they must formulate a plan to hide their wife, keep their marriage a secret, and not lose their hearts in the process. Because even the best-laid plans have a degree of difficulty.

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MICHELLE GRAHAM: Perfect people always scare me a little bit, so when I'm writing, I try to keep my heroes down-to-earth. Sure they're good looking, usually have large schlongs, and mad pussy eating skills, but I like to put in some kind of weakness, too. Sometimes, they're a bit emotionally needy, sometimes they're a bit too detached, and sometimes they're too quick to anger. But the idea is that they can work on those things, especially when they have someone to love and support them (aka "The Heroine"). And it's because of those flaws that I like to write ménage. On their own, none of the heroes is exactly what the heroine needs, but when you put them together, she's got all slots filled. Um, wait, that didn't come out right...
Melanie Hynes owns the brand-new art gallery in Hedon Falls. When she decides to make erotic art the theme of her opening exhibition, she goes in search of artwork.
Justin Gauthier creates a unique blend of painting and photography. Melanie finds his youth and vigor intoxicating. David Hannah can sculpt provocative pieces from ordinary materials. And Melanie discovers that he is very good with his hands. Garrett Anderson’s paintings of BDSM are shocking and arousing. When Melanie asks about the lifestyle, he teaches her.
Three men, each with their own distinct talents, and she falls hard and fast for all of them. When David finds out she is seeing other men, he is hurt and angry. Confused by her attraction to three men, she doesn’t know who to choose. Justin and Garrett show her the joys of sharing, and she thinks that may be the key to her dilemma. Can she convince David to consider a ménage?
ERIKA REED: My idea of an American hero is someone who is assertive and commanding when needed and isn’t afraid to follow or take orders from their commanding officer. They are taught that their only job is to protect and serve their country from the ones that choose to harm us. A true American hero protects us through blood, sweat, and tears to serve his country any way they seem fit and what danger that may lie ahead of them. The hero that I enjoy reading and writing about lives their life day-by-day and puts their lives on the line not knowing if it may be their last. As an American, I am proud of the men and women who serve the United States of America are working hard to protect the great country that we live in.

Lily Mitchell thought her life was over when she woke up in the hospital after she was involved in a car accident, only to find out that her husband Grayson didn’t survive the accident. Luckily, their best friends since college, Gavin Hudson and Nathan Roberts, are there to help her pick up the pieces of her life in her time of need.

Nathan and Gavin have longed to have a sexual relationship with each other since college. Gavin and Nathan’s feelings for one another finally come to a head the minute they bring Lily to come live with them. Together they help bring out their true feelings for one another. Lily has always loved them. Her heart will always remain true to Grayson, but feels the need to allow Nathan and Gavin to show her to love again.


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LORI KING: Confidence is the first quality I think of when I think of a hero. I think of a man who is tough on the outside, a little softer on the inside, and has intense protective instincts. I want him to fall so deeply in love with his heroine that he is willing to sacrifice himself for her. A good hero isn’t necessarily perfect, but he is secure enough to admit his flaws at some point in the story. I personally like the hero to be Dominant in the story, but he has to be flexible enough to understand his heroine’s needs, and daring enough to explore other options. That’s the hero that I create in my books.

Built like Vikings, the Whetstone brothers are a force to be reckoned with. As Beta Wolves of the Gray Pack, Rafe and Ryley are simultaneously two of the strongest men in the pack, and firefighters for the Kansas City Fire Department.

Twenty years have passed since their parents disappeared, and they dream of finding their mate, and having a family. They want to build a legacy of their own, but fate just dumped a big old monkey wrench in their plans by the name of…Shandi Martin.

Fighting cancer for her life, she was devastated when her boyfriend left her. So why would she want to risk her heart again? Facing destiny, she realizes that she stopped living to protect her heart three years ago. But when a mysterious rogue wolf threatens their new relationship, they are forced to make a choice. Can they accept a life with just each other, or do they need a family to be happy?
  
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SUSAN HAYES: I like to write about heroes that aren’t quite perfect. I admit I like to invent heroes that have the bodies of gods and a smile that could make an angel contemplate sin, (Because this is fantasy, dammit!) but they’re never the complete package. They have doubts, they can’t cook, they have a mouth that gets them into trouble or demons they need to vanquish.It’s not just that they need someone to love so they can be whole again. It’s that they’re real, imperfect beings just like the rest of us. And of course I’m influenced by what I find attractive, which is why my heroes tend to have a sense of humor to go with those six-pack abs and smoldering eyes.


Sometimes everything has to go wrong so fate can make it right. Valentina Farro is used to being the hunter, not the hunted, but when a vampire marks her for death, everything changes. Now one of Paladin’s fiercest warriors is fighting for her life and the lives of her Paladin family.

It should have just been another assignment, but nothing goes according to plan when the vampire Aedan Doyle is hunting leads him around the world and into Valentina’s life. Determined to keep Val safe from the vampire’s vengeance, Aedan appoints himself as Val’s personal bodyguard. Then he makes sure he’s guarding her beautiful body up close and personal, every chance he gets.

As the body count rises, Valentina and Aedan’s new bond is tested to the breaking point. Trusting each other with their lives is one thing, but can two solitary warriors find the courage to trust each other with their hearts?
 
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SAGE MARLOWE: When I hear the term hero, especially in the context of romance novels, I think of a big, bulky, bare-chested man who defeats a mortal enemy and then whisks away his woman and kisses her breathless before he throws her over his shoulder and drags her into his lair where he does unspeakably delightful things to her. So far so good. Let's see... I write gay erotic romance, so there is no woman to be whisked away but my heroes sure like to do unspeakably delightful things to one another in the bedroom (and sometimes outside of it). And as to the mortal enemy—does it have to be an external enemy? Doesn't it take a lot more strength to battle your own fears to be with the one you love? For me, that is what makes a true hero: the strength to face one's inner demons, drag them out into the light and either slay them or learn to live with them. Incidentally, I have met such a hero recently. The demons he has to deal with are about as bad as they get, but he tackled them and yes, he was rewarded by winning over his sweetheart. That, ladies and gentlemen, is my idea of a hero and the type of man I mostly write about—someone who will fight the worst part of himself for the sake of love. I'm sure this hero knows it’s him if he reads this, and today, I’m dedicating my book to him. This one's for you :P

How far would you go to save the one you love?

Pierce Hollister is a down-to-earth businessman. Most of the time. His romantic side has him secretly dreaming of Mr Right, a family and happy ever after.

Noah Conway is a single father who doesn't believe in happy families anymore. When his daughter's life is at stake, he would sell his soul to save her but as a sadistic Dom takes an interest in him, he sells his body instead.

A shared session at a BDSM club leaves Pierce intrigued and soon he finds himself willing to do anything in his power to heal the wounds that life has left on Noah's soul. When he realises that the very thing Noah dreads the most might just be what he needs, Pierce sets out on a mission – but maybe it's just not in his power to save Noah. Will Noah be able to battle the demons that haunt him and find the happy ever after Pierce has dreamed up for them?
 
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TARA ROSE: A great hero is the stuff of romance novels, but he doesn't have to be larger than life or perform extraordinary feats to make his lady love swoon. Heroes are alpha males with a heart. He takes charge when she wants him to, but he always honors her gift of submission or simply the gift of her time and company. He's romantic, but not only when it counts or to further his own interests. He loves to make her smile and laugh, and he's proud to be seen with her. He enjoys spending time with her in and out of the bedroom. He will fight to keep her safe from harm, and will defend her when necessary. He's someone she can see herself growing old with, and he wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

When submissive Kari Tye returns home to Racy, Indiana, and opens a sex shop, she contends with more than the town’s surprise. Doms Noah Wells and Adison Kincaid are back in her life and vow to win her heart. But what will happen when the secret she left behind in New York City catches up with her?
 
Noah was not only the town loser—he and Kari despised each other. But now that he’s turned his life around, can he and Kari put the past behind them? Adison took Kari’s virginity in high school, only to later enter a short-lived marriage with a woman he barely knew. How can she ever forgive him for that, let alone become his sub?
 
Both men want her, and they soon realize they’ll have to share her, because she won’t choose between them. But Kari has a secret she left behind in the Big Apple, or so she thinks…

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 ALEX CARRERAS: My definition of a Hero is a noble man that still manages to have a few faults, has a moderate amount of chest hair, is well built, has a gorgeous smile, a generous package and a rock hard butt that can fill a pair of well-worn jeans. This is the man I picture when I am writing. Sounds like a hero to me.

Jared Johnson moves to Siesta Key, Florida, for a chance at a new beginning among the sandy beaches, lush, swaying palms, and warm, turquoise water Siesta Key is known for.

Upon arrival, he meets Officer Grant Wilcox, one hot cop with an ex-wife and a ten-year-old daughter with attitude. Their attraction is instantaneous and combustible, but can their carnal passion last longer than the weekend, or will it wash away with the outgoing tide?

If it’s up to Jared, he’d stay wrapped in Grant’s muscular arms forever, but Grant needs a little more convincing since he still has one foot in the closet and fears he has too much to lose if their relationship is discovered.

Between late-night dinners, sunsets on the surf, and dodging a few bullets, two men from very different backgrounds attempt to make a future against all odds. But is love enough to keep them together?
 
 

CLAIR DE LUNE: He is the man I can laugh with, talk to for hours on end or just sit by, in companionable silence, holding hands or cuddling. Looks fade and, whilst they are important and I want someone who makes me melt as I look at him or cuddle into his embrace, I also want a kind, caring and pleasant man, one I can have fun with. He's my hero and we are in it for the long term, so personality matters. We will share almost everything but I don't expect him to want to do appliqué. While I don't want him to take over my life, as my independence is important to me, he must notice when I need a hand and say "Here let me do that for you." Old fashioned courtesy, opening doors and allowing a woman to go first, is vastly underrated and has gone out of fashion in the modern world, but it does make you feel special. My hero is a man who notices if I am sad and knows that a cuddle in loving arms is all that's necessary to make it all go away. I am tall at 5' 9" so he is taller. 6' 4" or even 6' 6" is the ideal height. He doesn't have to be handsome or rich but both are a bonus. He does have to bother about his own appearance to the extent of neat and clean but no peacocks need apply. Above all he has to make me feel loved and desired. So what if I am a grandma? Sex does not end at 30 far from it. The heroes in my books are best described as loving dominants. The world needs more of them. They may not be called Doms in the Dragon books and "The Locket" but they have all the characteristics. They like their own way but will do anything to protect and care for their loves. Once they have found the one they seek, they are faithful and no-one else stands a chance with them. They may have to administer the occasional spanking as my heroines go their own way and risk their safety, something the loving dominants just can't allow, but they don't inflict too much pain and are not sadistic at all. They are passionate and like nothing better than to drive their ladies wild with desires they are only to ready and willing to satisfy. They nurture their loves, share tears and laughter and appreciate them for what they are. Would I like to meet one? Yes, I'll take Master Angus. Is he based on anyone? That would be telling now, wouldn't it?

Prometheus loves Jenny Oliver, and she him, but the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly. She has a dark secret, which she believes will split them up, and she won’t be alone with him. Fate takes a hand in the shape of Alfred, a man from Jenny’s past who follows her to the club and confronts her, forcing her to reveal the truth. Will Prometheus want her now?

Jenny must confront her abusers in court if she is to have a future with Prometheus, but then she is kidnapped before she even has the chance. Can Prometheus and the police manage to get to her before her kidnapper does her any harm? Will the jury believe her story? Will Jenny and Prometheus get their happily ever after?

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HENNESSEE ANDREWS: Everyone has an ideal type of hero and each vary wildly from one person to another. For me, I’m not a damsel in distress…most of the time, so I’d have to say, I don’t need a knight in shining armor. My ideal hero is a man who will help me up when I fall. He will dust my ass off, give it a pat, and send me back in the ring for round two. I don’t want a man to do for me. Hell, I can change my own tires and oil, but only if I have to, because I’d rather not. My type of hero encourages me, believes in me and pushes me forward even when I’m down on my luck. He is honest and kind, wickedly good looking, and knows just how to please me. My hero is my husband.

Lindsay Evans never expected to be arrested, but the evidence speaks for itself. Highway patrol officer Wyatt Cooper can’t believe what he finds. His dream girl from high school is carrying nearly a million dollars' worth of cocaine, but swears she knew nothing about it. Is she telling the truth?

Wyatt can’t believe the once captain of the cheerleading squad, and the girl he used to wake in the morning for, could fall into such lawlessness. Arresting Lindsay was one of the hardest things he has ever done. Not only is he conflicted, but fantasies since high school of the opportunity plague his mind.

The years had been good to Lindsay, turning her from cute cheerleader to a curvaceous bombshell. Wyatt finds himself stuck between the law and the one woman his heart has desired for the last ten years. Her pleas of innocence make his job much more difficult. What’s an officer of the law to do?

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TAYLOR BERKE: Men come in all shapes and sizes, each one finding a woman who looks at them with love and affection for their many differing attributes. The simplest description of how to make my heroes in any of the novels that I write is to look at what is within myself, what do I need to feel safe, loved, desired and have the ‘utz’ factor. My men are big and strong, quiet but firmly in control with no need to raise their voices often. It is ‘that look’ that tells the heroine whether she is wanted, needed or that she had better run and run quickly. The need to protect and show respect in public places, signs of possession and love to me, make the foundation of my man. Take alternating sprinklings of either humor, sarcasm, or a taste of the non-run of the mill and use those as my decorations. I love my heroes but I guess the main ingredient that brings them all into some sort of commonality is love, deep love that some can express better than others. A few naughty man parts don’t exactly hurt either but so long as the guy gets the girl and protects her with every fiber in his being, you have got your recipe. See my husband for visual references lol!

Dr. Billie Rothman, a beautiful, widowed MD, leaves all that she knows behind, attempting to follow her dreams to Stony Creek, Wyoming. She is yearning for the passionate life she wanted to live after a safe marriage to her best friend.

Jackson Powell, a huge, handsome cowboy, literally saves her life soon after she arrives in town. After being married to a selfish and superficial woman, he decides that women are simply for his pleasure and to ranch alongside him and his family, never expecting the bundle of sensual energy that punches him in the gut after meeting his new neighbor.

While getting to know each other, both these wounded souls cannot ignore the instant attraction or the pulling of their hearts, but in the background lurk several individuals who yearn to teach them both lessons in pain and revenge. Unfortunately Jackson’s ex-wife and a jealous acquaintance from his past try to hurt both of them physically and psychologically.

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ZOEY MARCEL: My favorite type of man to write about is kind of a toss-up. I love alpha males as long as they don’t fall headlong into asshole territory. They can be possessive and caveman, but not swearing at the poor girl when she asks a simple question. I love when the heroes aren’t squeaky clean. Sure they can have honor. But I love when they have a dark history or bad streak in them. It makes them more complex to write about. I enjoy when you can’t tell whether to sympathize with them or be irritated with them all throughout the story. It makes for complexity, and I love the psychology behind characters with multiple layers in their personality. But my weak spot is the tortured hero. I love when they’re strong and vulnerable. They have to be in charge, but they’re wounded and they need you to heal them. I love when you have an edgy, wounded alpha man. Oh yes, that’s the best. J

When Jade Flowers learns that Doc McClellan has cancer, she insists on helping him cross off his bucket list. He agrees to let her and then makes her promise that they won’t fall in love, but it’s a promise neither of them can keep.

Jade’s bond with Sawyer and Kellan Brooks also deepens, but Stetson Brooks remains cold and distant. When she provokes him, she sees a dark side to him that scares and intrigues her.

Stetson secretly desires Jade and Doc, but the haunting demons in his past prevent him from expressing his feelings and growing close to them like he wants.

Jade’s fiancé, Bane Kennedy, searches for the man who attacked them in the desert, but what he learns leaves him unsettled. He soon realizes that Jade’s friend, Ivy Covington, is the killer’s current target, but his intentions with her are far more dangerous.

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 TYMBER DALTON: I like real heroes. I like guys who are fallible, who make mistakes (and own up to and rectify them). I like my heroes to be ones I can relate to, because that's what turns me on. I've never been attracted to the stereotypical "hero" because I'm always wondering how many hours he wastes in the gym every day, or how long does he preen in front of the mirror to fix his hair. (If a guy has more hair care or beauty products than me, or takes longer to get ready than me, that's a no-go. LOL) So I write the kind of guys I love, because otherwise, I cannot get myself vested in them realistically as a writer. If I can't care about them, how can the reader? I know my kind of heroes aren't everyone's cuppa, but that's why it's great we have such diversity out there.

Who needs leather when you can have denim? A denim Dom, that is. Shayla Pierce dumped her lying ex and moved to Florida to start a job at a magazine. An assignment to write about BDSM leads her to discover a new world and make a slew of new friends, including the sinfully sexy Tony Daniels. She’s just not sure she can ever trust again.

Tony is used to teaching about BDSM, but he’s never trained a submissive he wasn’t dating before. After losing hope he’ll ever find the perfect submissive for him, Shayla walks into his life and asks him to train her for her series of articles. He knows about her bad breakup and their agreement is supposed to be nothing more than business. But as she raises the ante, he’s finding it harder to keep his heart under lock and key.

Will Shayla stay a hostage to her past, or allow Tony to become her Denim Dom?

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 SIOBHAN MUIR: I'm a huge fan of stories that have redemption in them. That doesn't mean I prefer bad boy heroes, but I really like and respect heroes who have flaws. They either are aware of them and work to counteract them, or they think they've got the problems handled and then some woman comes and messes it all up for them. I write the kinds of heroes I like to read. These men are strong, self-confident, and determined to get what they want, even if they go about it the wrong way. But they appreciate the qualities of the strong women they love. And almost all of my heroes love women who look like women rather than supermodels. So the perfect hero is a man who can save his lady, but might need a little saving of his own from her as well.
 
Julianna Morris didn't know werewolves existed…until she became one. Hiding her new identity, Julianna returns home only to find her teenage crush, Jeff Lightfoot, is the future Alpha of the Callowwood werewolf pack. She's unexpectedly chosen as a candidate for the pack's next Luna, the Alpha female—and Jeff's mate. This is perfect, except Julianna knows nothing about being a werewolf, and someone's determined to make her fail the Seven Tests of the Luna.

Jeff Lightfoot lusted after Julianna for years, even when he thought she was human. Now she's home and all his—if she passes the tests. She's his True Mate and he wants no one else, but pack politics trump Mother Nature and will prevent him from choosing Julianna if she fails.

For the future she wants, Julianna must pass the tests to become Queen Bitch of Callowwood—or watch Jeff take another woman as his mate.

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BELLA JUAREZ: 1. Authority: Who doesn’t love a big strong alpha man in uniform? The air of authority that comes with a uniform makes us women weak at the knees. The basic instinct of being protected and secure in a big strong alpha man’s presences is warm and inviting. And it helps that most of them are in pretty damn good shape. 2.Command and Control. Need I say more? How about those handcuffs? That water hose that could never douse the flame of desire these men set racing through you. The aggressive, hungry, way the come home after months on a warfront. There is also a tenuous vulnerability in these men that is sweet and attractive. 3. What about those big guns… *le sigh* 4. Rescue me! What woman hasn’t dreamt of a knight coming to rescue her? Doesn’t matter of it’s a street wise Sampson, GI Joe or just plain Officer/Fireman Joe. Who doesn’t want to be carried off and rescued? Show of hands please? You know they play as hard as they work. 5. Sensitivity to a cause greater than themselves: These big guys have an even bigger heart. They understand what’s at stake. They know that dedicating themselves to a higher purpose is not just a job but a calling. The need to be heroic isn’t their motivation. The desire to protect and serve is their driving force. Let’s not stop at number five… Give me six, seven, eight, nine, ten, etc…

Master Chief James “JJ” Jones is at the end of a thirty-two-year Navy SEAL Career. At a chance meeting in San Diego, he meets recently widowed and retired teacher Irene Ortiz. JJ and Irene feel an undeniable attraction that pulls them together for one night. He draws passion from the lonely Irene, the likes of which she has never known.

When JJ becomes the target of a traitor, his life and his budding love for Irene are put in jeopardy. He leaves his beloved SEALs to track down the people responsible for planning his demise when he discovers a plot that could bring the United States military to its knees. JJ is recalled back to Special Warfare Group Five and sets out on a worldwide chase.
Irene decides to follow her heart, and at JJ’s side, she helps him to stop fervent terrorists from unleashing a deadly pathogen. Will JJ and Irene be able to keep the terrorists from unleashing a nightmare?

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Wow, was that awesome or what? Thanks for joining us in my Symposium about HEROES! The only thing that would have made this more fun is if we had all been drinking together while we wrote this! ;) Maybe next time... Until then, don't forget to check out the highlighted current releases by these amazing authors! And feel free to comment to all of us...what type of HEROES do you like to read/write about?



Friday, March 15, 2013

~ Guest: The Amazing Tara Rose! ~

Today I have a very speical guest post from my good friend and fellow Siren author, Tara Rose! Today is the official release day of Winning Her Racy Heart, the first book of her Racy Nights series. Happy Reading!

Welcome to Racy Indiana, population 10,467 (give or take a few) and founded in 1898. Located in northwest Indiana, a branch of the Iroquois River runs through the town, and miles of wind turbines dot the landscape.
 
If you walk along Riverfront toward downtown Racy, you’ll come to Market Street, the heart of Racy’s historic district. The buildings here are all original, and the business owners have lovingly maintained them. Most businesses in Racy have been passed down through the generations, but some have new owners.
 
For instance, Luke’s Bar is on this street. Gorgeous Luke Rodriguez owns it, and he spends most of his time there, until he meets Alexa Monahan, that is. Alexa moved to Racy from Manhattan, where she worked in a sex shop with Racy native Kari Tye.
 
Kari has been gone for fifteen years, but now she’s back. She and Alexa have just opened Tye Me Up, Racy’s first and only sex shop, out on Lawnview Drive. But unbeknownst to them, the secrets they left behind in The Big Apple have followed them to Racy.
 
Don’t worry. Noah Wells, a research and development specialist at Notus Power, the company that owns and operates the wind turbines just outside of Racy, will help keep Kari safe. And what he can’t accomplish, sexy Adison Kincaid, head of security at Notus, certainly can.
 
So come on in and take a stroll through Racy with its spunky heroines and drop-dead gorgeous heroes. This is small town America, and Racy residents gossip as much as anyone, but when the crap hits the fan, they’re there for each other. From ex-Doms and serial killers, to ex-wives and AWOL soldiers, and all the way to tornadoes and arsonists, Racy has its share of trouble, but our heroes are on hand to make sure no harm comes to their heroines.

 

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, sex toys, HEA]
When submissive Kari Tye returns home to Racy, Indiana, and opens a sex shop, she contends with more than the town’s surprise. Doms Noah Wells and Adison Kincaid are back in her life and vow to win her heart. But what will happen when the secret she left behind in New York City catches up with her?

Noah was not only the town loser—he and Kari despised each other. But now that he’s turned his life around, can he and Kari put the past behind them? Adison took Kari’s virginity in high school, only to later enter a short-lived marriage with a woman he barely knew. How can she ever forgive him for that, let alone become his sub?

Both men want her, and they soon realize they’ll have to share her, because she won’t choose between them. But Kari has a secret she left behind in the Big Apple, or so she thinks…

A Siren Erotic Romance

ADULT EXCERPT:

 
“Are these crotchless?” asked Noah.

“No, sir.” Her voice came out breathy and soft.

“Well then, they need to come off.”

“Oh…” Kari let out a sigh as Noah slipped them down her thighs. He lifted one boot then the other to remove them, and then he wrapped something around her other boot.

“You have a spreader on your ankles, Kari. I’m going to anchor it to the bed behind you as well, so there’s no chance you’ll fall forward.”

“Thank you, sir,”

She could almost feel both Noah and Adison stepping back to admire their handiwork. The lust coming off them was palpable. Kari’s breathing had become quick and shallow. Her heart raced. She was their prisoner, and she couldn’t see anything they were doing.

The first touch on her arm was feathery. She made a soft sound then relaxed her muscles. It was only a tickler.

“Just breathe.” Adison’s soft voice was close to her left ear, and she felt his body heat, warming her. “We’re going to take this slow.”

The tickler brushed her arms, slowly up one then down the other, before moving over the front of her corset.

“Does she still have those gorgeous, full breasts?”

“Oh yeah,” said Noah.

Kari’s mind reeled. Adison knew she’d had sex with Noah. How? They must have talked while she was in the bathroom, or earlier this week. The fact that both men knew and were still here, and had agreed to do this, was huge. She started to tremble again. Were all her erotic fantasies about these two really going to come true tonight? It was all she could do not to moan.

The tickler moved down her exposed upper thighs several times. She listened to their breathing, louder now, as someone lifted her skirt. Soft, feathery touches caressed her pussy, and this time Kari couldn’t help but moan.

“Fucking beautiful,” whispered Adison.

“Yes, she is.” Noah’s voice was low and sexy. The admiration in it was tangible.

The tickler was moved over the front of her corset again, her face, the blindfold, and then back down both arms. Kari heard movement, and then something with strips of thin leather or latex was brushed down her left arm. A flogger. She moaned louder.

“Guess she knows what this is,” said Noah, his voice full of humor.

The flogger lightly slapped her forearm, sending tiny waves of pleasure straight to her clit. Someone tapped her other arm with a thick piece of leather, and Kari cried out softly in surprise. The flogger and paddle—she assumed it was a paddle—each tapped an arm several times then moved to her breasts.

Even through the corset the effect wasn’t lost on Kari. She whimpered as her arousal built. The paddle was rubbed across both nipples while the flogger gently slapped its way down her upper thighs and back again.

“Please…” she whispered.

Noah’s hot breath was next to her right ear, and his voice was soft but commanding. “What did I tell you about begging, Kari?”

She groaned as someone lifted her skirt.

“Her legs need to be opened a bit more.” It was Adison’s voice, raspy and low. The spreader on her boots was adjusted after Adison told her to move her feet apart wide, and then someone smacked her pussy with the flogger.

It stung, and Kari yelped, but after the first few strikes the stinging became so pleasurable she began to cry out softly while shaking her head back and forth. When the flogging stopped and the other man tapped her pussy with the paddle, Kari’s cries turned into incomprehensible whispers. She was soaking wet, and her clit throbbed. Her orgasm was very close. Did they know that?

They started alternating between taps on her pussy and nipples with each toy, until Kari was sure she was going to pass out from sheer pleasure. When one of them began to unlace the corset, she begged again.

Noah chuckled, but neither one said a word. She felt two sets of fingers undoing the laces up the front of her corset until her breasts were freed.

“Oh…” That was Adison’s voice. “You weren’t kidding. She’s still fucking beautiful.”

Strong hands gripped her breasts, kneading them, but let go quickly, and Kari yelped when the paddle struck her bare nipples. The flogger stung worse, but both toys, one on each nipple at the same time, sent her over the edge.

Her pussy contracted in tiny spasms as they alternated between teasing her nipples and pussy with each toy. This was more arousing and erotic than any dream she could have conjured up. By the time they stopped, she was ready to let them both do anything they wanted.

“Are you all right, Kari?” Noah caressed her cheek with one finger.

“Yes. Thank you.” She could barely speak, let alone form an answer.

“You let us know if you need a break, okay?”

“I will, Noah. Thank you. Thank you—both of you—for this.”

“No, thank you, Kari.” Adison said gently. “You’re the one letting us play with you this way.”

“Anything,” she whispered. “I’ll let you both do anything you want to.”

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Monday, March 4, 2013

~ Sexy Sneak Peek: Into the Dream ~

You wanted it? Well, here it is! This is the second excerpt from Into the Dream, Book 1 of the all new Arcadian series, coming April 16th!
 
Caution: this one is SPICY so you may need a cold shower after reading...hehehe. Enjoy!
 
 

 
Adult Excerpt

 “You declared you needed time alone in the bathing chamber, yet you reached out to us in your mind as you shaved this little pussy,” Tynan’s voice rumbled out as he lowered himself to his knees so he was perfectly aligned with her now soaking pussy. “It is only fitting that we should get a tasty treat for being good mates before we dine downstairs.”
“Look at all that sweet juice,” Cael purred, his voice making Allie’s body clench with need. Allie’s gasp was caught by Ryder as he swept his tongue deep into her mouth. He swallowed her moan of pleasure as she felt Tynan stroke his tongue over the bare folds of her pussy.
Tynan growled with pleasure. “She is delicious.”
“I can smell her cream. Hurry, so we can have our turn,” Cael ordered.
Allie’s eyes opened wide at his words, and she watched as Cael grinned down at her.
“Yes, mate. Each of us is going to eat your sweet little pussy until you come in our mouths. Only then we will take you down to the festival.”
Oh god, she would be a mess by the time they were through with her. They couldn’t possibly…but they did. Tynan chose that moment to shove his tongue deep inside her pussy, stabbing and fucking it into her as if it were a small cock.
Allie writhed in ecstasy on the table. Ryder and Cael held her in place, and Tynan continued to fuck her with his tongue. He continued to shove his tongue inside her as he used the flat of end of two of his fingertips to slap lightly on her clit. Before she knew it she screamed into Ryder’s mouth as she came, her pussy rhythmically clenching on Tynan’s invading tongue.
When her body settled back down onto the table, she felt Cael taking Tynan’s place between her legs. Cael immediately went to work licking and sucking up any stray juice that Tynan had missed, which soon had her pussy creaming even more.
Ryder released her and moved back as Tynan leaned down, sharing the taste of her own juices with her as his kissed her deep. There was something deeply erotic about tasting herself on her lover’s lips right after he had tongue-fucked her to orgasm. Allie reached up and shoved a hand into his hair, drawing Tynan down closer to her while she felt Ryder’s mouth close over her breast, sucking onto her aching nipple.
Cael’s hum of pleasure at the taste of her had her body shaking in pure rapture as she felt the sound settle straight into the tight bud of her clit. As if he heard her, Cael moved up so his lips clasped tightly around the tiny bud, sucking gently while he flicked his tongue over it. Allie’s body began to shake as he continued his tender assault on her body. Suddenly Allie felt Cael shove a long thick finger into her clenching pussy. He hooked the finger inside her, rubbing at her G-spot with such accuracy it brought her to another startling release that made her cry out into Tynan’s mouth.
When Cael was finished, he pulled back and stood up. Tynan and Cael stared down at her with love burning in their glowing eyes. Cael reached out to stroke his large hand over her platinum-blond hair while Tynan rubbed his hands over her breasts, massaging them gently, making her moan.
Allie’s eyes flew open as she raised her head to look down at Ryder, who had taken up position between her parted thighs. “Oh god,” she moaned as she felt an oiled finger slowly making its way up the tight channel of her ass, parting the tight muscles to gain entry. Ryder sent her a wicked grin before he began to lick and suck at her pussy while fucking his finger into her ass in a steady rhythm.
“You are so beautiful when you come, little one.” Tynan growled softly as Ryder continued to torture her body with exquisite pleasure.
“I wish we could eat your pussy all the time, spread you out for us to taste and suck whenever we wished,” Cael added.
“She was so tight on my tongue,” Tynan said to his brother, “it is a wonder that we can fit our cocks into that hot, silky heaven.”
“Oh, but she likes it when we shove our cocks into her.” Cael looked down at Allie as she lay panting on the table, moments away from another shattering climax. “You like it when we fuck our cocks so deep that you feel every spurt of our hot seed when we release inside you, right, Allison?”
The combination of their words and Ryder sucking on her clit with his finger stroking her ass made her explode. It was so overwhelming she sobbed out as she came, tears leaking down the side of her face. Ryder pulled back and placed a soft kiss on her bare mound as Tynan gathered her into his arms. Cael stroked his hand over her hair as Allie tried to pull herself together. She moved to pull her legs together, but Ryder and Cael held her still as Ryder gently cleansed her skin of any traces of their play with a soft cloth.
Tynan and Cael each picked up their own cloth. Tynan used his to clean the tears from her cheeks as Cael stroked the soft material over her body. When they were finish cleaning her, Tynan lifted the deep-red dress and smiled down at her. “Lift your arms for me, mate.”
Like a child, Allie did what he asked and let him dress her. Thoroughly sated, she looked at each of them in confusion. “What about you? You didn’t—”
Cael pressed a finger to her lips to still her words. “This was for you.”
“Your pleasure is ours,” Ryder replied solemnly.
Wow, Allie thought. At times like this she was damn glad to be stuck in their world.
 
INTO THE DREAM
~ Coming Soon: April 16th ~
Allison Summers is having the mother of all bad days. As a surgeon, Allie is a strong woman who has led a difficult life. She is fighting to make the best of her situation, but everything changes when she is struck by lightning and finds herself transported to another world.

Arcadian Princes Tynan, Cael and Ryder Dracor have been looking for the woman who will complete their souls. Born in a world with a shortage of females, they fear that day will never come. When a golden-haired goddess suddenly appears they are shocked, but know they want her as their mate. Allie wants to go home but now that they’ve found her, they don’t want to let her go…

When wills clash and legacies are unveiled, it seems as though Allie was destined to become part of this world. But as she struggles with her new life can she find a way to truly be happy and embrace being an Arcadian?