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Silken Canvas Giveaway

My erotic romance, Silken Canvas, is one of my favorite books (don’t tell my others, they might feel bad) Full of sensual imagery (when the hero is an erotic artist and the heroine is posing for him-how could it not?) and strong emotion (It’s also a reunion story, another favorite of mine) and really hot sex (ropes and pearls and more, oh my). And it has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen. I asked the art department to make it like a piece of erotic art and they delivered.

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Excerpt:
Brendan kept losing his focus as he shot pictures of the snakes slithering around Ashley’s body. He knew he should be seeing the whole picture. The lighting. The composition. The images he wanted to capture. The art he was creating.

Instead, he kept seeing the woman.

It could have had something to do with his tight jeans. He was so hard, it was damned uncomfortable to crouch down and get a good shot of the greedy snake trying for her center. He’d like to have his tongue there right now. He shifted to try to ease the pressure. Didn’t work.

He rose to his feet and zoomed in on her luscious lips. He swallowed, his mouth dry. He should be able to turn off his attraction to Ashley. Hell, he’d been attracted to most of his models. He’d even had sex with some of them despite what he’d told her. But when he had the camera in his hands, it had always been all about the art. The models ceased to be women and became his canvas.

So why did he find himself focusing on the pulse point at the base of Ashley’s pale throat? All he could think about was the way he’d pressed his lips there in the past and felt her pulse leap in response. He’d eagerly licked that tender spot, right there, where the green and gold snake appeared to slide over her body. He zoomed in on her throat, capturing the way the snake collared her.

“Lift your hair up. That’s right, stretch your arms high but keep your elbows back so I can get a clear shot of your throat. Can you feel the snake wrapped around your neck? Is his skin smooth or rough? Does his body ripple as he slithers along your throat? Does he nibble on your ear while he whispers those words of temptation you don’t want to hear?”

“Brendan…”

No, he didn’t want to hear her musical voice, the one he still heard in his sleep. “Shhh. I’ll be done soon. You can drop your arms. Clasp your hands behind your back.” He could tell she was tiring. He’d worked her hard and she’d complained very little. But he had to shake off this unsettling lack of concentration and finish the shoot.

He swung the camera around to capture her breast, the one the second snake was prepared to devour. Brendan swallowed as he zoomed in on the tight bud, on the fangs ready to bite into the tender flesh.

“How does it feel when he nibbles on your nipple? It’s all puckered and tight and tasty. Is it a sharp sting, an intense pain you wish would stop? Or is it the good kind of hurt that makes you feel alive? You know what I’m talking about. The kind of aching pleasure that leaves you begging for more.” He tried to ignore her breathy moans and clicked shot after shot, wishing his teeth were there, nibbling on her beaded nipple. He remembered the way she used to cry out when he scraped her sensitive flesh with his teeth, the way she’d clutch him close so he wouldn’t ever stop.

Why were all the details still so vivid, five years later? Why didn’t the women he’d had in between dull the memories? Why couldn’t he remember the taste of any skin other than Ashley’s? Any scent but hers?

He dropped to his knees in front of her. “Spread your legs.” A few more pictures. “He’s hungry for you. He wants to taste you. It’s like an ache inside him. He wants to lick your center. Tease that slick flesh until he sends you over the edge. And then he wants to lick you some more.” She moaned again and spread her legs wider. “Yeah, you want it too, don’t you? You want a tongue between your legs.” Brendan saw the glistening of moisture on her pretty flesh. “You want to stop the aching, don’t you? You want to give in to the need.” He got a couple more shots before the scent of her arousal nearly sent him over the edge.

He lunged to his feet, his cock throbbing so much he could hardly stand it. “We’re done.” He dropped the camera to the counter. She stood there, naked and crawling with hungry snakes that were touching her like he wanted to.

He wanted her more than he wanted his next breath. He almost reached out and touched her. Almost drew her into his arms. Almost plunged deep inside her so they could both relieve their aching need. The only thing holding him back was his stupid promise to her. It had to be her choice.

So Silken Canvas is available now in both ebook and print. And I happen to have a few of these gorgeous print books sitting on my bookshelf, doing nothing, waiting for someone to read them. So why not give a few copies away? Right? So comment below with what you think the sexiest kind of bondage equipment is. I’ll choose three random commenters – so be sure to leave your e-mail addy to so I can contact you with your mailing info. (And a really sexy idea may make it into another book!)

Oh, and if you want to get a heads up on my new releases and a chance for some mailing-list-only info – you can sign up here.

Natasha
Playing for Real – Paolo’s Playhouse book #5 – available now
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Her Royal Bodyguard – available now
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Free Ebook to Celebrate New Release

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In Too Deep was just released at the beginning of this week. It is the second half of “In Deep Water.” These two stories start with two women just trying to cool off on a hot summer day in Texas. They have no idea how hot things are going to get for them.

Blurb for In Too Deep

On the banks of the Trinity River, Sadie Pepperman is looking for a chance to escape the demands of her in-laws. With her husband’s dead, they want her to marry her brother-in-law so they can take control of her farm.

Suddenly, the peace of the day is shattered when her best friend steps too far into the river. Rushing to save her, Sadie meets a handsome stranger that ignites her dormant lust. She sees her friend rescued by a steamship and backs away from Logan Jansen, only to turn her ankle.

The agonizing pain leaves Sadie with the inability to walk. Needing help, she offers Logan a place to stay if he’ll help with the chores on her farm. With his agreement, Sadie adds another problem to her list. Now, not only does she have to worry about how to bring her crops in from the field and run her farm alone but she also has to fight her attraction to Logan.

Can Sadie end her in-laws’ interference in her life,

run her farm alone,

and give love another chance?

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Right now, you can download “In Deep Water” for free from Smashword by using the code LD34L

Smashword https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349429

Blurb for “In Deep Water”

Skinny-dipping to cool off in the Trinity River couldn’t cause any problem…could it?
Wading into the water, Carolyn Evans takes one step too far and finds herself neck¬deep in the river and fighting for her life.

After saving Carolyn from drowning, Zack Goodman is trapped in an awkward situation when they’re both rescued by a steamboat and hauled on deck.

Naked and embarrassed, Carolyn is quick to save them from humiliation and claims they are married.

Will Zack release her from her claim of matrimony? Or will he teach her once words are spoken…they are not so easily retracted?

Purchase In Too Deep at

Smashword – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/412197
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IMQLOMC

Have a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy my books,

Anita

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Sexy Just Walked Into Town

Hi everyone,

I’m just stopping by to let you know about a brand new anthology that’s available now. The best part is… it’s FREE!

SJWIT200Yes, Sexy Just Walked Into Town is an erotica and erotic romance anthology by The Brit Babes, eight erotica authors consisting of yours truly – Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace, Kay Jaybee, Victoria Blisse, Lexie Bay, Lily Harlem, Emmy Ellis and Tabitha Rayne. We’ve all contributed at least one story to the book which you can bag for nothing (except on Amazon, where they won’t let us put it free, but we’re hoping they’ll price match soon) and get a taste of our various styles of writing.

Here’s the skinny:

Sexy Just Walked Into Town is a collection of delicious erotic and romantic stories from the Brit Babes. These eight British authors have put together a book of tales to tease and tantalise you, each one a sample of the individual Babes’ voices and styles. You’ll find contemporary, BDSM, same-sex loving, ménage a trois, paranormal, sporty, military, Rubenesque and more. There’s something to suit everyone here including a few Brit Babe collaborations.

Ranging from sweetly vanilla to so-hot-it-will-blow-your-mind, the Brit Babes aim to please in every literary fantasy department. Their heroes are strong, determined and soul-achingly divine and their heroines sassy, sexy and not afraid to grab what they want. Passion and pleasure is the name of the game, romance and raunch a top priority and it all comes with a delightful sprinkle of kink.

With a whole host of awards, best-sellers and accolades between them, the Babes just know you’ll find something in this anthology that will keep you turning the pages and squirming on your seat. Then, if you like what you read here, check out the individual authors’ websites to investigate their collection of published works. Also visit the Brit Babes’ home on the web which acts as a library for the hundreds of books published by them. Tell your friends, spread the word, because one thing you can be sure of, is when the Brit Babes arrive, sexy has just walked into town!

So, what are you waiting for? Bag it FREE from All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Smashwords, or for the cheapest price we were allowed to put it on Amazon.

Happy Reading!

Lucy x

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 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, and is book editor for Cliterati. 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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When Cowboys and Psychics Fall in Love – Plus Two Chances to Win Your Own Tarot Card Reading!

I’m writing a story for a boxed set that will be coming out for Halloween this year. It’s a paranormal, and I thought it would be fun to have my cowboy (‘cause I ALWAYS have a cowboy in my books) seek the advice of a psychic.

As research, I thought about talking with a psychic, but then remembered my Facebook friend Niina did Tarot card readings, and I contacted her and arranged for my own reading.

This was only my second reading. The first time I had one, way back in 2011, it was very spooky. In a small room in a psychic shop in Salem, Massachusetts, I had a freaky case of deja vu – that feeling like you’ve been in the exact same place before. When I mentioned it to the reader, he said, “I know. We’ve had this conversation in previous lives.” He also told me I’m an old soul, and this is my last time reincarnating.

Huh? That was a little bit too much for me, but I didn’t run away screaming. I heeded the advice he gleaned from the cards and started writing full-time. To call it good advice would be an understatement. I love my work, and really enjoy knowing all the wonderful readers, reviewers, and authors I’ve met.

This time around, Niina did a reading for my 2014 year. No spooky room in Witch City, no out-of-body experience. This was all done via e-mail. She did the reading, e-mailed pictures of the card layout and her interpretation of them. It helped me so much with decisions I have to make this year, and with my book idea. It was so un-spooky, I want to do it again sometime soon.

Niina

You can contact Niina at her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Little-Tarot-Shoppe/1402766023311499

or at her website: http://littletarotshoppe.weebly.com/

If you’re interested in a reading with Niina, I’m giving one away to a lucky commenter here at 69 Shades, and another one to a commenter at Wild and Wicked Cowboys Blog.

Have you ever had your palm read, a Tarot card reading, met with a psychic, or had deja vu?

Good luck in the contest!
Randi
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Character Interview — Griffin from Somethin’ Dirty by Em Petrova

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Tell us about yourself and the book you star in.

I’m Griffin Turner, and I own a ranch in Wyoming. I’m raising my infant daughter alone, and now managing my mother’s illness and an epidemic in my cow herd. SOMETHIN’ DIRTY showcases my struggles, joys, and one very feisty country girl I can’t keep my hands off.

Most of us want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish the author had done differently with you?

I wish she’d let me use some Grecian Five to get the white streaks out of my beard. *wink*

If you could have added something to the story, and the author would have let you, what would that have been?

More anal. Definitely more anal sex.

What do you think of the author? Promise we won’t tell them….

Em Petrova is very good at taking direction from her characters. She doesn’t make us do what SHE wants.

You get the chance to have the author change your name what will it be?

I’m a big fan of being called “Big G”. I think Nola just might call me that with a straight face.

Give up three of your deepest, darkest secrets.

  1. I bought out my ex. I paid for her college education in exchange for her not aborting my daughter.
  2. I still want to cry over selling my motorcycle to my best friend.
  3. I dread that my daughter’s colic will return. *shudder*

What do you love best about yourself?

I am old enough to know what I want.

What do you like least?

I secretly wish I could sing with Nola and not sound like a hound dog.

How do you feel about the book you’re in?

It. Rocks.

Can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?

My mother told me to learn to enjoy even the tough times—to dance in the rain. One of the best nights of my life.

How do you see your future? Without giving anything away.

I see a healthy cow herd out there grazing and a little girl wearing cowboy boots strutting across the fields. I also hope to someday see a baby in the arms of the woman I love.

Let’s say they make a movie about this book. Who do you want to play you, and why?

I’ve been waiting for this question! Joe Manganiello is actually the actor Em Petrova had in mind while writing my character.

Anything else you would like to tell us?

After you read Somethin’ Dirty, don’t forget to count your blessings. And crawl under the sheets with someone you love.
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Thanks for reading! I’m giving away 1 book of your choice from my backlist to a lucky commenter!

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Hubby and I are Officially Dopey!

Dopey Challenge

Okay, hubby and I are officially “Dopey!”

4 Disney Parks

4 Days

48.6 Miles

Pics with Mushu, Football Goofy, Santa’s Reindeer, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, Sally and Jack, and Dopey! 18 Hours of Sleep  6 Medals – Pluto, Minnie, Donald, Mickey, Goofy and Dopey!

And lots of fun!

#WDWMarathon #DopeyChallenge

*hugs*
Paige

Hunky Heroes, Kickbutt Heroines, Unforgettable Romance!

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Guest Author – Renee Vincent!

Award-winning and bestselling authors from Turquoise Morning Press share their favorite contemporary romance heroes – all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package!

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From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a “homeless man,” a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent – each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever.

 With an introductory promotional price of only 99¢,

how can you resist this unforgettable boxed set, either?

 

 

 

Release date:  January 30, 2014 Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ISBN: 978-1-62237-258-4

Format: Ebook only

Available at:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | All Romance Ebooks | Smashwords | Bookstrand

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unforgettable-heroes-boxed/id809132853

Promotional Price: $0.99

Retail Price: $4.99 (April, 2014)

 

UNFORGETTABLE HEROES

Eight Contemporary Romance Novels

 

WILL WORK FOR LOVE by Amie Denman, EPIC Award and Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist. Hurricane Destiny leaves a trail of destruction across the island of St. Thomas, jeopardizing the wedding of Whitney Oliver’s best friend. When Whitney arrives on the island, she finds a disaster only a sexy carpenter like Chris Maxwell can repair. Despite the sizzle between them, Chris has secrets that threaten his construction business and force him to work for Whitney’s love.

 

THIS MAGIC MOMENT by Bobbye Terry, award winning author of contemporary, historical and fantasy romanceZack Graham, CEO of Scrumbles Snack Cakes, is energetic, magnetic and forget it—no women for him, except to relieve an occasional sexual itch. He’s a workaholic who refuses to let a woman make a fool out of him again. But what about Crandall Drake, the CEO of Pretzelicious Pretzels? He tells himself all he wants is sex. His heart tells him it wants more.

 

HER HIRED MAN by Cat Shaffer, Golden Heart finalist and award-winning journalist.

Hot nights, a double sleeping bag and a stranger for a husband…how much can one city girl take? Lillian Osborne needs a husband for a weekend. Wesley Hatfield needs money to customize his beloved classic car before Detroit’s biggest auto show. The perfect agreement turns out to be anything but when their accommodations turn out not to be what Lillian had expected.

 

SINS OF THE FATHER by Janet Eaves, Amazon bestselling author of the Ladies of Legend contemporary romance series. Just like the Princess in the classic tale Sleeping Beauty, Aurora’s life doesn’t really begin until her heart is awakened by a handsome struggling artist. But with her life in danger, Aurora must hide who she really is. Unbeknownst to her, her struggling artist isn’t who he appears to be either…. Friend, lover, or foe?

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Jennifer Johnson who writes comedic romances so entertaining even guys read them. Author of the TMP top-selling Rescuing RileyAbigail Benton is a bum magnet, according to her dad, so when she becomes attracted to Eli, a homeless man at the community center where she works, she wonders if what her dad says is true. But when Eli saves her life, Abigail decides she is going to return the favor and save his life by turning it around. Trouble is, Eli isn’t on board with her plan.

 

RAWHIDE AND ROSES by Maddie James, Amazon bestselling author of contemporary and western romance. She’s roses, he’s rough-and-ready rawhide. Kim Martin is hardly equipped for a Colorado camping trip, especially when her mountain guide is a rough-edged cowboy who is as untamed as the wilderness. Thad Winchester’s patience for city women is wearing as thin as the seat of his jeans. But there is something about Kim that puts his hard-and-fast don’t-touch rule to the test.

LONG DISTANCE LOVE by Margaret Ethridge, contemporary romance fan favorite and TMP top-selling author of Commitment. Sometimes the distance between two hearts can be measured in frequent flier miles. Love may be a many splendored thing, but it’s rarely convenient. Can FBI Agent Jack Rudolph and fiercely independent Ellie Nichols find a way to make a long distance relationship work?

 

SILENT PARTNER by Renee Vincent, award winning author of historical and contemporary romance.

Grayson Anders is a talented Latin-style dancer and wealthy co-owner of a happening nightclub. Chloe LaRoche is a talented artist, but failing entrepreneur with her once thriving studio now on the brink of foreclosure. When the two indulge in a passionate, out-of-control, one night stand, they awaken the next morning consumed with inspiration. Grayson finds his perfect dance partner while Chloe finally finds her muse. Will her secret destroy both their dreams?

Author Bio:

I’m an author, a dreamer, a horse owner, and a medieval history buff. I’m a fun-loving, mildly eccentric, free-spirited kind of girl with a passion for books. From an early age, I’ve always had scenes playing out in my head. Whether it was a story with a moral or a tale with a twist, those ideas have never let me sleep until I wrote them out. And considering I have an eclectic ensemble of stories swarming in my brain at any given time, I write under a couple pen names to accommodate the various genre categories.

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Renee Vincent

(Historical & Contemporary Adult Romance)

From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day, you’ll be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.

also writing as

Gracie Lee Rose

(Lighthearted, Fancy-free Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit)

For those who love to read fun, wholesome, and endearing romantic stories (with a smidgen of spunk) that your mother, sisters, friends, and daughters can enjoy.

Connect with me at:

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Playing for Real released on Feb 4th! Even though it is book #5 in the Paolo’s Playhouse series, it can be read as a standalone. I love this story. Love the characters. Love the beautiful cover.

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It received an awesome review from Harlequin Junkie which says in part:

“Playing for Real (Paolo’s Playhouse) by Natasha Moore is a real scorcher. It is a tastefully done BDSM romance with an engaging plot, interesting characters and an adult playhouse where sexual fantasies come true…Wow, this is an unbelievably hot and erotic book. Ms. Moore’s voice is enticing and smooth, which kept me engaged during a couple of harsher BDSM scenes that would normally turn me off. I found the cover to be extremely inviting, due to the color variations. If you enjoy erotic romance combined with BDSM, look no further than Playing for Real.”

Excerpt:

Julianne stripped and knelt by the door of a different playroom than the one Paolo had brought her to before. While she took her clothes off, she couldn’t help but notice the large four-poster bed in the center of the room. The heavy rings attached to the posts. Her gaze now lowered to the floor, she heard Paolo open and close drawers, move around the room. The floor grew harder beneath her knees. Nervous anticipation made it difficult for her to be calm and prepare for their session.

She’d been foolish enough to Google “sensory play” when she got back to her apartment. It probably would have been better for her not to know what to expect. Hot. Cold. Hard. Soft. Pain. Pleasure. She had to believe there would be pleasure, otherwise she didn’t know if she could handle the idea of the rest.

“Deep breaths, Julianne,” Paolo called out, his voice sharp. She heard his sigh before his voice softened, smoothed into a seductive tone. “Remember, this is not the time to worry or think too much. This is the time to prepare to give yourself over to me.”
Julianne swallowed. Worry did push everything else out of her head. She’d forgotten his previous instruction about breathing. She closed her eyes and took long, deep breaths. Smooth jazz she hadn’t noticed before soothed her nerves further. What would be would be. When would she remember there was comfort in knowing that?

“Look at me, cara.”

She opened her eyes and lifted her gaze. Swept it up his black trousers to see that he’d taken his shirt off. Her mouth watered with the desire to taste his smooth olive skin but she kept her lips together. Her fingers itched with the yearning to run over his sculpted abs, but she didn’t move her hands from where they rested on her thighs.

Then she focused on the blindfold in his hand.

“What is your safe word?”

She swallowed. “Chardonnay.”

“You understand you only have to say your safe word and all play stops. You have that control. You understand this?”

“Yes.”

“Good.” He circled behind her. “We have five senses. Sight is the one we use most often. The one we rely on above all others. I will be taking that sense away from you tonight so that you may more fully experience the rest. Scent. Touch. Taste. Sound. This is what we will focus on tonight.”

She nodded. She’d expected that. She already knew the comfort of the blindfold. She could relax into the darkness. Submitting was much harder in the light.

The blindfold was heavy leather but was lined with something soft against her skin. The darkness was complete. There was no quick burst of panic this time. Only a sigh of relief. He could do whatever he wanted to her now.

“Come.” He helped her to her feet and led her over to the bed. “Climb up and lie on your back.” As soon as she had, he quickly tied her spread-eagle on the mattress. His motions were efficient, not rough, but there were no extra strokes or arousing touches. No seductive words to soothe her. She heard him walk away.

Paolo had spoken often of the role anticipation played in their sessions. Was his body heating up as he thought about what would happen this evening? Did his cock tingle and swell as her sex did? Julianne’s heart raced and she couldn’t stop the moan that escaped her lips.

She hated the waiting. And he knew it.

As a little Valentine’s Day treat, I will give away one ebook of Playing for Real to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment telling me your favorite Valentines’ Day treat (and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you!)

Natasha
Playing for Real – available now
Her Royal Bodyguard – available now
Her Royal Masquerade – available now
Her Royal Mistake – coming Spring 2014
The Cottage Next Door – coming Sept 2014
www.natashamoore.com

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Not every day is Valentine’s Day when writing with a partner, but it sure can be an adventure

When I first burst onto the erotic romance scene (sorry, I have a flare for the dramatic, it was more of a slow saunter than a burst) I was courted by a fellow authours. By all accounts that I have heard, a male who writes the kind of stuff that I write, is somewhat of a rarity. Truth is, most men would rather write about guns, or bombs or crooked shadowy organisations that secretly run the world. That’s all well and good, but for me, the prospect of writing something that is going to turn on a female reader, make her heart pound and make her long for the man liek the one I have written in my story, is something I get more joy out of. I get my reward from the readers pleasure so I prefer to write romance with a certain steam factor.

Where was I? Oh yeah, “bursting”.

Anyways, liek I said, I was courted by a few female writers in the romance genre, something about my XY chromosomal structure made me appealing to them and offers to write with female writers frequently found their way into my Facebook chat windows or my emails.

Although sales of my books don’t reflect it exactly (not yet at least), apparently there is a demand for romance books written from the male POV, so I guess I can see the appeal of writing with me in a way.

I said no to everybody (this isn’t entirely true, I did a small collaboration with Ginger Ring on her holiday story, Getting Busy For Christmas), if for no other reason than that I was new at this whole writing romance thing and truthfully, I had no idea how it was going to all workout. I’d never written anything with a partner, so I had no idea what to expect and then Sable “Fucking” Hunter wandered into my life and we became friends. When I met Sable, she was selling enough copies of her books to make me and most independent authours jealous, but humble ol’ Sable just refused to see it. She gave me a book of hers to read and I knew that while she was selling well already, she had the potential to really make a name for herself in the genre. She suggested we write something together, but admittedly, I was intimidated by her work and her ability to do it so often. She’s this remarkable little juggernaut who never stops creating and that scared the crap out of me. Never the type to push, Sable accepted my no to her first proposal, but left the door open to discuss it in the future.

When she approached me to help her with a book she was writing I begged off, but she assured me that she wasn’t asking me to ‘co-authour’ with her, just to lend a helping hand with some parts (mostly the sexy parts J). I took her up on her offer, surely I could make a few suggestions relating to plot and add some ‘fuck’ to her sex scenes.

It was easy to be honest, I read what she’d written and added my 2 cents. The book was Forget Me Never, a book that also included some added writing by her brother Jess. I’ve been to the book page on Amazon and I’ve read the reviews, but mostly I’ve read the negative reviews. A few were upset that this Sable Hunter book wasn’t as good as her previous books, that something seemed ‘disjointed’ and a few even pontificated that it was the inclusion of the other writers that made it so.

This of course bothered me. Now, I’m well-aware that there will be negative reviews, that’s just a fact, but it bothered me and it only made sense that I was to blame for these reviews, after all, I had been one of the other writers who had joined Sable for the book. So I was hesitant when Sable and I again broached the subject of writing together, this time, co-authouring a book and making it into a series. After some lengthy discussion, we decided to try it and I started telling people about it.

Inevitably, people started asking how we would do it and I was dumbfounded. I myself had no idea how we would do it. Sable is able to keep these complex worlds and plots straight in her head, she writes based on emotions and feelings and I’m the kind of writer who needs a roadmap. This happens, then this happens, then they do this, then this happens. That’s how I see and write. So I think we both understood that it was going to be hard, we’d have to learn each other’s styles as we went along, adapt to each other and basically make it up on the fly.

It hasn’t been easy. We fight, we disagree and we don’t always communicate well because of the distance between us, but those are the obstacles of writing a book with someone who lives over 1200 miles away from you. You negotiate the hazards and believe me, there are many. Liek I said, we fight and we make-up and then do it all again. And then there are the sex scenes, discussing those alone can be a hazard, a good hazard, but a hazard none the less.

So how do we do it?

We just do.

Somehow we know each other well enough to know that we will get over each hurdle and keep going.

If anyone out there reading this has had that same idea to collaborate with a member of the opposite sex, I say go for it, try it, it just may work, but don’t forget, God’s greatest joke was making men and women so very different, so don’t be surprised if along the way you find yourself saying, “What the hell is she/he talking about?”

Here are some of my links and an excerpt from my newest book – HAPPY TO BE STUCK WITH YOU. Also, check out my other books. I have J’s Closet, Green With Envy with Sable Hunter, Forget Me Never with Sable and Thunderbird to be released in the spring.

Buy link –

http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Stuck-You-Ryan-OLeary-ebook/dp/B00HUB492M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1392303475&sr=1-1&keywords=happy+to+be+stuck+with+you+by+ryan+o%27leary

Facebook page –

https://www.facebook.com/WriterRyanOLeary

http://beaucoupllc.com/erotic-romance.html

HAPPY

Excerpt from Happy to be Stuck With You:

 

“Your dad? I get that. Well, I have some money socked away for a rainy day.” I gestured toward the window. “And today seems like a rainy day. It’s not enough to get you a place, but you’re welcome to it if you need it.”

“When did it start raining?”

“You must have not noticed because I’m so handsome.”

J growled at me and nipped my chin. “That you are, Mr. Ross. Thank you for the offer, but I think it’s a little early on to be taking money from you.”

“We can say it’s for service’s rendered.”

“I told you, I’m not a hooker. And if I was,” she pulled away from me and headed for the door, looking back over her shoulder at me, “you couldn’t afford me.”

I darted after her and she screamed. “I’d rob banks, run drugs, perform contract hits if I had to, to get the money.”

“But you don’t.”

I pulled her snug to me and kissed her hard. Instantly my cock surged with blood.

J placed a tiny hand on the side of my face. “Easy, Boy. As much as I’d love to stay and partake in what I can feel pressing against my stomach…” I ground my erection into her, our lips millimeters apart. “I need to get to work.”

“I’ll call your boss and tell him you can’t make it,” I offered.

“I doubt he’d understand.”

“Then I’ll kill him and you won’t have a job to go to anymore.”

“Then you’d go to jail and we’d never see each other again. Except for conjugal visits, I guess.”

“Those would be some epic conjugal visits, wouldn’t they?”

I was horny as hell again. I picked J up and carried her over to the table full of sweaters I’d been folding earlier.

“Travis.” She kissed me on the neck. “I can’t. Really, I’m late as it is. I can’t afford to lose this job. Not now.”

“Arrrrrr!!!” My growl of disappointment echoed through the small shop. “This is so not fair.”

She was so small in my arms, I just couldn’t bring myself to let go of her.

“Put me down, Baby.”

Baby.

She called me Baby.

I squeezed her tight. “If you live to be a million years old, you will never understand how good you just made me feel by saying that.”

She looked me in the eyes. “It felt right, didn’t it?”

“Nothing has ever felt more right in my life.”

I kissed her again and this time she kissed back just as hard before pulling away harshly.

“Arrrrr!!!” This time it was her turn to howl in frustration. “You’re right, this is so not fair. I wanna stay here in your arms all night, Baby. But I can’t. I really have to go.”

I placed my face on her chest and she stroked the back of my neck. “I’ll let you go, on one condition.”

“What’s that?”

“Say it again.”

“Say what, Baby?”

I put her feet back on the ground and released her from my grip—the hardest thing I’d done all day. “I will never get sick of that. Now get the hell out of here, Walsh. This is a classy joint.”

“Well, I never,” she huffed.

“Did you bring an umbrella?”

“Where would I have kept it?” She opened her coat.

A low whistle escaped my lips. “Don’t be cruel like that, Walsh. I don’t see one, you better let me check your inside pockets to make sure.”

She slapped away my probing hand. “Down, Boy.”

I lifted an umbrella out of a stand beside the door. “I’ll walk you to your car.”

The rain was pounding down. Luckily, J had parked just out of view of the store windows and the big black Burberry canopy above our heads deflected the rain nicely and forced J to huddle close to me.

I opened the door, kissed her and let her in. “Nice car.”

She slid into the posh interior of her Audi. “It’s his. I’m getting rid of it as soon as possible.”

“You got an umbrella in there somewhere with you?”

I could see there wasn’t one.

“Somewhere,” J assured me without even pretending to check.

I shut her door and closed the umbrella after flapping the water off a few times. “Take it.”

“No, Travis. I can’t.”

“I’m not asking. I’m telling.”

“I’ll bring it back tomorrow so you don’t have to pay for it.”

“Don’t worry, Walsh. I get a good employee discount.”

“Thank you.”

“My pleasure, ma’am.” I leaned into her open window and gave her a kiss. “Now go make some money. And don’t forget to put some clothes on. And, J.”

She looked up at me with a smile. “Yes?”

“Nothin’.” I stepped back and smacked the roof of her car.

She pulled away slowly, not even bothering to check to see if anyone was coming.

I stood in the rain, already soaked to the bone. “I love you.”

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Man Candy – Tom Hiddleston

Hi everyone,

Oh, I do love me some eye candy 😀  A couple of my favourites just now (if you want to see them all, go here, but you have been warned, you’ll be there a while!) are Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston. They’re both not my usual “type” I suppose, as I’m usually quite the fan of muscles and well-built chaps. But while Benedict and Tom are not scrawny, they’re not big, either. But it doesn’t matter, not one bit. They’re both tall and damn sexy, it has to be said. Tom in particular keeps sucking me into YouTube for more goodness. My favourite video, so far, is below. He’s in a suit, he’s got almost ginger hair, and that smile… *swoons* oh yeah, and he says some very funny things and he DANCES. I know some folks won’t be able to see this video due to copyright and stuff, so if you can’t, head to YouTube and search for “tom hiddleston chatty man” – you won’t regret it 😉 Oh, the hotness. I’m totally going to be writing him into one of my stories soon, it’s just got to be done.

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Stately PleasuresLatest release:

Alice Brown has just landed her dream job. Property manager at Davenport Manor, a British stately home. It’s only a nine-month contract to cover maternity leave, but it’s the boost up the career ladder she so desperately needs.

Unfortunately, things don’t get off to the best start, when Alice finds her boss, Jeremy Davenport, in a compromising position. Far from being embarrassed by what’s happened, Jeremy turns things around on Alice and makes her out to be the one in the wrong. So when he and his best friend and head of security, Ethan Hayes, then throw an ultimatum at her, she’s so stunned and confused that she goes along with their indecent proposal.

When the dust settles and Alice has time to think about things, though, she realises that perhaps it isn’t such a bad thing. There are worse things she could be doing to advance her career, after all.

More info, excerpt and buy links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/stately-pleasures/

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 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, and is book editor for Cliterati. 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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