Once upon a time
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Want to be on Cupid’s Team?

Read everything below and then check out what you need to do.

First, the story

A freezing winter’s night, a hot stranger and a sexy female with erotic plans. One hot Valentine’s Day coming right up.

When Jessie Rawlins’ boyfriend dumps her just before Valentine’s Day, she ends up by herself at her isolated cabin in Maine with all the trappings for the holiday—including a bag of kinky toys—and no one to celebrate with. Then a snow storm dumps gorgeous Riley Malone on her front porch. Running from a broken relationship himself as well as a business partnership gone bad, Riley thought his good luck had run out. Until fate—and Cupid—strands him at Jessie’s cabin.

What woman hasn’t fantasized about having a sexy, handsome stranger come out of nowhere and rock her world? When Riley shows up on her doorstep, frozen half to death, Jessie knows exactly how to warm him up. But will Riley want to play along with the games she’d planned for her Valentine’s celebration? A night of hot, erotic, sizzling sex answers that question. But what will happen when the day for lovers is over, the storm is gone and it’s time for him to be on his way? Will he take a piece of Jessie’s heart with him, or will Cupid’s arrow strike them both?

Now the history and the campaign

I think everyone who is my Friend on Facebook knows a bout nay. battle with Amazon to remove an outdated one-star review that didn’t even discuss the story. So let me give you some background.,

Once upon a time…….

2006 was a memorable year for me. Although I did not go to the RWA conference that year, serve of my RWA chapter friends had gone and were talking about Ellora’s Cave call for open submissions for Valentine-themed Quickies. (No, not what you think! That’s what they called novellas under 15K!) . At the time EC was the top of the ladder for erotic romance and did not have open submissions. I asked one of my friends to email me the specifics so I could look at them. My late  husband was still with me then and was reading over my shoulder.

Him: “Are you goin g to try to write for that?”

Me: “I don’t know. I’ve never written anything that spicy or explicit.”

Him: “You can write anything you want. You should try for it.”

(Has there ever been a man who believed in his wife so strongly? I still feel his presence.)

Me: “I’m  not sure I know where to begin.”

Him: “Just buy two or three, read them, and you’ll figure it out.”

And that’s what I did. I submitted Cupid’s Shaft in September then sat back and waited. And waited. And waited. Actually it was only five weeks but to me it seemed like five years. But then, hurrah! Joyous excitement! I got the email offering me a contract for Cupid’s Shaft. The story released February 14, 2007 and was an instant hit.And Ellora’s Cave asked for another for a wedding-themed series. Desiree Holt’. career as an erotic author was born.

 

Fast forward to 2014. Cupid’s shaft was among the first group of titles I received the reversion of rights to from EC. But I say with it, deciding what to do. Other things came into my life and it continued to sit. Then EC closed its doors forever and I had avenues to release those old titles. Totally bound (love you guys) contacted several of them, including Cupid’s Shaft.

February 13, just in the for Valentine’s Day 2018.

However….isn’t there always a however?

Amazon in its wisdom migrated JUST ONE of the many reviews from the older edition. And damn! It’s a on e-star, that slammed the return process, not the book. So we need to get the word out. Here’s is what yup can do:

I am looking for 12 Cupid’s Arrows! yes, arrows who will point at the reading audience.

I have 12 ARCs to give to the first 12 people who reply. In return, all I ask is that you post an honest review on release day (Feb rural 13). But it must go up release day.If you are Goodreads, I ask that you post it there.

And everyone who responds to this will et a copy of Quarterback Sneak, and read about a s sexy quarterback and how he made Valentine’s Day work for him.

Oh, and be sure to leave your email in your comment.

Ready? Set? Go!

Hot new paranormal to warm your nights
Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Turning the Tide: A Siren’s Revenge

Will Daphne heal the man who ruined her life?

Release date: January 18

AMAZON       IBOOKS

 

After a year of unemployment, Daphne Wells comes to Wiccan Haus to learn hydrotherapy for a new career as a healer. When her assigned patient turns out to be the sexy ex-boss who laid her off, resentment gets in the way of healing.

Giovanni Denaro arrives at Wiccan Haus, desperate to find a cure for the debilitating tension that threatens his high-level financial career. But after some intimate healing sessions, everything loses value except his need for Daphne’s forgiveness.

When a mermaid, filled with her own bitterness, offers Daphne a chance to get revenge on the man who ruined her life, will she dare to turn the tide?

 

Excerpt:

“What happened to you?” she asked.

“I had Myron give me a reading about the stock market. Apparently, it fell a lot today.”

“Hello? It’s been doing that for years.” She raised an eyebrow. “It always rallies, doesn’t it? Are you sure nothing else is bothering you?”

Nothing but the truth. The ugly reality that would turn her gentle eyes into hard pools of hatred. He couldn’t help crying out as the biggest cramp yet squeezed his body. She crouched over him on the stone bench, one leg on either side of him.

After crying out, too, she collapsed on top of him and laid her damp cheek against his. “Tell me what to do for you,” she said in a strangled whisper. “Or I’m calling the guys.”

Having her weight on him made breathing even harder, but feeling her soft skin was worth it.

“Kiss me,” he whispered back.

Her mouth covered his so fast it stole what little breath he’d managed to draw. Her lips were salty with tears. Nothing had ever tasted so good. He drank from her—her love, her healing, her very essence.

She shifted her pelvis, sliding it over his hardening cock. When the indentation in her blue terry cloth shorts contacted the head, he pushed, needing to enter her more than breath.

“I need—” he gasped.

“What?” When she dragged her torso across his chest, he felt her erect nipples through both their shirts. “Anything, Giovanni. I’ll do anything for you.”

Instead of replying with words, he forced his hand down the back of her shorts and gripped the sweet curve of her buttocks. The scent of her arousal mingled with the misty air, impossible to ignore.

“Yes,” she cried, swinging a knee to one side of him and tugging down her shorts.

His groin clenched at the sight of her wet panties. Knowing he’d aroused her so much gave him ten times more power than running a high-level board meeting. With one hand, he pulled up her white tank top so it rested above her breasts. With the other, he helped her out of her shorts and panties.

He’d never grow tired of gazing at the thatch of neatly shaved hair between her legs. It looked as businesslike as the suits she used to wear to work. How often had he fantasized about undressing her when he was her boss? Now he knew how those tantalizing dark hairs felt and tasted slipping across his tongue.

One by one, his muscles eased their tension from pain to anticipation. His cock was so wet with pre-cum when she grasped it, her palm slid to his balls in a single stroke. Although his neck still hurt, he lifted his head to gaze at her rosy nipples and the puckered skin around them. Droplets of mist from the hot water spring jet on their side of the pool dotted her smooth skin, making her resemble a goddess.

“Protection,” he muttered, letting his head drop back to the hard bench with a smack. “We don’t have any.”

“Yes, we do.” With a hand still on his cock, she rummaged in the nearby towel cabinet with the other. “They’re hidden in here.”

She wouldn’t have known exactly where they were unless she’d considered using them with him. More pre-cum pooled on the head of his erection. Finally having her, after years of lusting for her, was more than a fair exchange for missing critical time from work.

To hell with the truth. He’d tell her afterward.

 

Intrigue! Hot bodyguards! Danger! Check it out and win a book!
Monday, January 15th, 2018

Win a copy of Raw Edge of Fear, Book #1 in my Omega Team series. Print copies US and Canada only. Digital copies will contain instructions to get a digital author signing.

Do you know there are under the radar companies in the United States (probably everywhere) that provide security not only for private citizens and corporations but for the government as well? Think about it. There are things the government cannot do that nevertheless are a danger to this country if left untended. oft en security is needed or dangerous missions are required that must be off the books for the Central Intelligence Agency or the State Department. Who do they contact? Companies like Vigilance, a private agency located in the sleepy Florida beach town of Arrowhead Bay. All its agents are former military and are well-trained in everything it takes to be a Vigilance agent.

Why did I name the agency Vigilance? Because vigilance is defined as the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.

In March Book 2 in the Vigilance series, Without Warning, will release but it is already up for preorder. Grab a copy of Book #1, Hide and Seek, and preorder the next one.

*****

Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .

After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .

Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .

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EXCERPT:

Avery gave her a studied look. “I think if we get some coffee into you it might settle your nerves. Although I have to say, you’ve done a damn good job of not showing them.”

Coffee. That sounded wonderful. She would kill for a cup right about now.

Clanking sounds echoed in the air and when she looked over she saw the driver hooking up her vehicle. She’d have to make some kind of arrangements for a rental to use until it was fixed. She’d ask the March sisters who in town handled that. Someone would have to give her a ride back to the house, too, but right now Logan and the sisters were huddled in discussion. She wondered what on earth that was all about.

More clanging and grinding from the tow truck got everyone’s attention.

“I’ve got ‘er all hooked up,” the driver called out, “and I’m ready to leave. I’ve got your cell number, Miss Cole. I’ll call you when the mechanic assesses the damage.”

“Thank you. Listen, where can I rent a car in this town?”

She couldn’t be without wheels. Right now she’d get one of them to give her a ride back to the house, and she’d make a call and take care of it. She pushed herself out of the truck, then had to lean against the open door, surprised to find she was lightheaded and unsteady on her feet.

Avery was next to her in a hurry, reaching out to steady her. “You’re okay. Take a breath. Delayed shock, and probably adrenaline crash.”

“That’s what Logan said before. Holy Hannah!” She put a hand to her forehead.

Avery looked her over to make sure she was steady on her feet. “What’s up?”

“I need a ride back to the house.”

“Devyn, you can’t go back to that house alone.” Avery looked at her sister. “Right, Sheri?”

“Absolutely. Until we know what the hell is going on with your father, it isn’t safe for you to be there alone. Those guys from today aren’t finished with you.”

She’d been afraid of that. “So what am I supposed to do?”

“I’ll stay with her.” Logan’s deep voice startled her.

Devyn stared at him. “What?”

He grinned. “Looks like you need a bodyguard. That’s part of my job.”

“B-But I can’t pay you,” Devyn protested.

“Did I say anything about money?” He glanced over at Avery. “I just finished a job and I have nothing up on the books right now. This okay with you?”

Avery shrugged. “Hey, it’s your time. And I agree she needs protection. God knows who else is out there waiting for her. And let’s not forget the reporters hanging around.”

“I-I don’t know what to say.” Devyn was independent but she wasn’t stupid.

Logan’s mouth curved in that killer smile again. “Say ‘Thank you, Logan. I’d love to have you stay at my house with me.’”

A little shiver of anticipation raced along her spine, making her wonder if she’d truly lost her mind. She needed to focus on something besides how sexy her new bodyguard was. But then she thought about what had brought her to this point. The chill that raced over her had nothing to do with sexual awareness and everything to do with fear.

 

 

 

A vampire and a god! What could be a better duo?
Sunday, January 14th, 2018
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Blood Dance
from the very talented Samantha Cayto
What lurks in the dark is not always a monster. Sometimes it’s your deepest desire.

A thousand years ago, Alex captained an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Stranded, he has tried to keep his men together while forging a new life. He’s locked into a never-ending war with mutinous crewmembers that makes unsuspecting humans collateral damage. That humans mistake them as vampires is all to the good. Humans are still not ready to learn that aliens live among them. Alex has finally found some peace running a
private club, but the memories of a human—loved and lost—keeps him alone.

Quinn Cooper was kicked out of his family when he came out as gay. Having traveled to Boston, he takes a job in Alex’s club. His boss and the men around him are large, scary and hard to ignore—as is his instant attraction to Alex. Becoming involved with the boss is always tricky. There’s something about Alex, however, that’s too sexy and compelling to ignore.

Knowing that seducing the vulnerable and virginal Quinn is a bad idea, Alex tries to keep his distance. He’s also trying to protect the boy and everyone else when the traitorous crew once more stirs up trouble. Alex’s and Quinn’s growing attraction leads Quinn closer to the frightening truth of whose bed he shares, while putting him in unfathomable harm’s way. Alex has to find a path forward to end the alien war for good or risk losing another love.
Cupid’s Shaft
revisiting  my debut erotic romance

A newly edited version!

A freezing winter’s night, a hot stranger and a sexy female with erotic plans. One hot Valentine’s Day coming right up.

When Jessie Rawlins’ boyfriend dumps her just before Valentine’s Day, she ends up by herself at her isolated cabin in Maine with all the trappings for the holiday—including a bag of kinky toys—and no one to celebrate with. Then a snow storm dumps gorgeous Riley Malone on her front porch. Running from a broken relationship himself as well as a business partnership gone bad, Riley thought his good luck had run out. Until fate—and Cupid—strands him at Jessie’s cabin.

What woman hasn’t fantasized about having a sexy, handsome stranger come out of nowhere and rock her world? When Riley shows up on her doorstep, frozen half to death, Jessie knows exactly how to warm him up. But will Riley want to play along with the games she’d planned for her Valentine’s celebration? A night of hot, erotic, sizzling sex answers that question. But what will happen when the day for lovers is over, the storm is gone and it’s time for him to be on his way? Will he take a piece of Jessie’s heart with him, or will Cupid’s arrow strike them both?

Master Lovers-a hot read for cold days (or any day!)
Friday, January 12th, 2018

Master Lovers Box Set

Love stories about hot Doms? This is a must have.

His for the Weekend by Marie Tuhart
Cassie Adams has had enough of domineering men in her life, yet she’s drawn to strong, virile Marcus DeLuca. Tempted to get that man out of her system once and for all, she agrees that she will be his for a weekend.
Marcus wants nothing more than to keep Cassie in his life, but he senses a secret that keeps her from being able from committing–from submitting–to any man. Will Marcus’s special brand of domination free her to be his forever?

Exceeding Boundaries byMia Downing
Megan Connors wants a man that will make her forget the pain of her past. Her boss, Adam Wentworth, is a confirmed player. He’s perfect for a weekend of non-committal sex that will entice her inner woman out to play for good.
Adam is attracted to Megan, but his preference for dominance and her fragile air kept him at bay. But after one kiss, he wants more than a weekend. Will the past to keep her bound or can Adam convince her she’s strong enough to submit?

Legally Bound by Rynne Raines
For years, Eve has craved sexual domination, but a kinky romp in the hay isn’t worth destroying her legal reputation over. Even if that romp’s with her handsome rival and legendary Dominant, Donavan Carver. Desperate to protect her secret, Eve clings to the lie she’s told for two years—she’s a Domme. Donavan doesn’t buy it. Given an opportunity to put Donavan’s doubts to rest, Eve lures him into a bet he can’t win–one that will tether him to her leash. So what if she cheats to win? He’ll never find out. Or will he?

Buckskins, Boots & Bondage by Desiree Holt
Twins Justin and Tucker Davis only want one thing–one woman to share for the rest of their lives. Angel Cruz wants two men who will cherish her forever. Sex between them is hotter than the Texas sun in August as they play out their fantasies at Rawhide, the private bondage club. But when her job threatens their livelihood, will their newfound connection be strong enough to survive?

Red & Her Big Bad Dom by Sydney St. Claire
Wealthy computer genius Graham Winters is in love with a woman who won’t give him a chance? When he spots her at a BDSM club, he devises a plan. By day, he’s “that damn geek.” At night, he’s the masked Dom known as The Wolf.
Lucy Sanchez is attracted to Graham but has a rule of no geeks. Besides, she has her wolf–and a fairytale event at Pleasure Manor. This Little Red Riding Hood plans to enjoy every delicious moment with her big, bad Dom.

At His Command by Felicia Forella
Julia Stone is swept off her feet by a hot young executive with a healthy appetite for sexual dominance. But after years of emotional submission to a controlling ex, will she choose to submit?
All work and no play makes Dalton Fairchild a boring boy. However, a chance encounter with Julia challenges the dom in him, and he must convince her that, though she’s At His Command, submission is the ultimate power.

 

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