Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Little Tequila, a Sunset, Steamy Sex and Things Can Get Explosive!

Or at least they do south of the Mexican border!

Ever wonder about the how or the why behind an author picking a story’s setting? Whether the characters are molded around the place or if the characters dictate the location? There’s a multitude of answers to this question, with no real set answer, but there’s still a kernel of wonder when you flip to the first page of a new story.

Every time I pick up a book, location is everything (Not true, it’s the cover that pulls me in. More on that in a minute J). I want to know where I’m going when I step into a new story. I love it when blurbs and covers hint at the destination like it’s a little secret of its own to be discovered. Hmm. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Like a pre-planned trip you only have to show up for.


Inspiration behind explosive scene in Controlled Heat


As romance readers are we not all for exotic adventures of not only places, but of the heart as well? It’s why we love the romance genre, right? Billionaire heroes matched with heroines who don’t give a damn about the hero’s bank account, but still manage to make their girl swoon with the most lavish of trips (50 Shades anyone?). Or how about Latin lovers who draw us into their culture with a flourish of their Spanish flair that strokes our imaginations and our romantic sides? All stories delicious and rich with exotic descriptions.

Before I set fingers to keyboard for the Sexy Siesta books I knew the series needed a place with its own signature, a place readers would want to escape from the mundane world and enjoy seeing through my character’s eyes.


A hidden treasure off the coast of Puerto Vallarta


While His by Sunrise takes place in Houston, the heroine, Isabella is from Mexico. Tequila Sunset and Sunrise for Three pushed a little further south and takes us past the border and into the popular beaches of Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Both known as party towns with a darker side not everyone sees. They say write what you know and after living here for almost twenty years I know Mexico. 😉

Beneath the multifaceted layers of this culture-rich country, there’s a hidden world of danger and adventure. There’s something exciting about crossing the border into a place where time seems to have paused. Where you can ditch the “real world” and become anyone you want while visiting. Its stuff stories are made of and, honestly, serves as a wonderful backdrop for my ruthless drug cartels and a bad-ass group of Recon Marines willing to put their lives on the line day after day.

Add a little tequila, a sunset, and some steamy sex and things are bound to get explosive! 😉

But what about that cover? I’m a total self proclaimed cover girl (I can’t tell you how long I poured over my covers before I was satisfied with their design). Some of you may shake your head at me and tsk, and I totally understand, but want to know a deep dark secret? I never read a book if the cover doesn’t catch my eye first. Harsh, I know, but from the moment I see the cover my mind immediately starts identifying with the characters. First impressions and all that, I suppose. If I’m sold on the package, I move on to the blurb. If both can depict the setting of the story, all the better, right?

Do you get caught up in the artwork like I do? Since I moonlight as a cover artist, maybe my artistic eye has cursed me with the need to see something brilliant before I dive into a new world.

Where do you stand? Do you look for books set in other countries or even cities? Do you look at the cover and decide yay or nay? Let’s talk! I’ll pick one winner for a Kindle copy of Tequila Sunset. Don’t forget to leave your email.


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Until next time…keep it sexy!

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Coming Next from Talina


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Orgasm Denial: Yay or Nay?

Have I got your attention yet? *grins*

So as I stare at my current manuscript that I’m hoping to have finished at some point this year, I’ve reached at a point where I can safely say there’s gonna be some kinky things going on. I thought I would start with something a little fun like orgasm denial. I suspect there will be all kinds of things I need to consider and many other opportunities for naughty things to happen seeing as it’s a novel. I’m just hoping I meet the perfect balance for my readers.

What sort of things do you love about kinky books? I mean, what sort of activities totally have you at the edge of your seat, your knickers soaking, and wanting to go in search of your own action? Wax play, menages, anal? I want to know what turns your crank.

For me, I pretty much enjoy reading anything under the umbrella of BDSM-which is a pretty wide ass umbrella-but I’ve got me an open mind.

Now it’s your turn…fess up!

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A Good Thing

Is there a such thing as too much of a good thing? We’re moving to a different state and while this is a good thing for my family, some people have made it their mission to be mean about it. Moving is stressful enough without the haters.

Another good thing? I start my Master’s Program next week. Woot! That will take my mind off the impending move and occupy a few more hours of my day. And if that wasn’t enough, Love’s Submission is live.

Here’s the blurb:

Hearts and trust were never meant to be broken and Kalista wants to see BJ suffer; but she can’t deny that the attraction and love is still there. Maybe giving him another chance wouldn’t be so bad, if she didn’t have someone else.

From the moment BJ met Kalista, he knew she was the one for him, but too much alcohol and a bad decision left him on the outside looking in. Now, he’ll do anything to make up for the pain he’s caused her. All he needs is a chance to prove he’s worthy of her trust and love again.

And if that means challenging her current suitor…then let the best man win.


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New Cowboy! Cover Reveal!


Have you ever dreamed of a faraway place where cowboys walk around naked, serving drinks with umbrellas and massages every night? Haven’t we all?

But I didn’t write that story. I wrote something juicy, though. Cowboys wear clothes, but they aren’t opposed to getting naked, if the time is right.

Where is paradise? At a place called Nirvana Ranch. What will you find there? Cowboy after cowboy, each sexy and ready to please. Who visits Nirvana? Women who are broken. They’ve suffered tragedy, disappointment, ups and downs by the hands of an ex. What can Nirvana Ranch promise? No one will leave cowboy paradise without change. These cowboys have one goal and that is to please the visitors. And only one’s imagination is the limit.

Here is an UNEDITED short excerpt of Cowboy Paradise (Book 1, Cowboys of Nirvana).

“Ben, something’s in my pants.”

He dropped the basket to the ground. “What is it?”

“I don’t know, but…ouch! It stung me!” Afraid if she moved an inch either direction whatever it was would sting her again. “I think it’s a bee.”CowboyParadise2500

“What does the sting feel like?”

“A sting! Like someone shot a staple into my butt.” Tears came to her eyes.

“Drop your pants, Cara.” He was beside her in a flash.

The back of her thigh started to throb in pain but she continued to stare at him in confusion. “I’m not dropping my pants.” She was mortified.

“If it’s a wasp, it’ll sting you again,” he warned.

Fear washed over her, but not from the wasp. If she pulled down her pants he would see her panties, not the pretty, lacey ones she wore once upon a time. These were the granny panties she started wearing when James continually told her how fat she was getting.

“Do you need some help?” he asked.

She smacked his hand away. “No. I’ll do it, but you have to turn your head.”

“Cara, we don’t have time for this. Is it not processing you could be stung again?” The sincerity in his expression made it easier to do what he wanted.

Unbuttoning and unzipping her jeans, she looked up at him. He was polite enough to keep his gaze on her face as she slowly slid the denim down her hips and thighs, slipping them off her feet. All of James’s cruel and degrading verbal assaults crawled through her mind as she stood there, partially naked.

“Where did it sting you, sweetheart?” His gentle voice soothed her, making the butterflies settle—a little.

“On my thigh, the back.”

“Turn and let me take a look.” His gaze slipped past her chest, her stomach and she crossed her arms over her chest.  “If it’s a bee sting you could still have the stinger in your skin, which could cause infection. We can’t let that happen. You’re in Nirvana and that bee just wanted a little taste of honey.”

How did he do that? How did he make everything seem okay? Reluctantly, she turned and closed her eyes. He was quiet for the longest time. Was he silently gawking at her large butt or her huge thighs? She started to turn back but he stopped her with a hand on her waist.  “What is it, Ben?”

“It’s definitely a bee sting, darlin’.” His voice was still smooth as silk.

“Then get it out fast so I can get my pants back on.”

“Well, sweetheart, there’s a problem.”

She didn’t like the sound of that. “A problem?” Before he could stop her again, she swiveled, eyeing him in question. She didn’t like his expression, not one bit!








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What a Deal – 3 Books for the Price of One by @anitaphilmar

Three full length erotic stories – the Banished series is the story of three girls who step out of their world into a strange new world. A forget cloak placed over their heads, they don’t know where they come from or how to get back home.

Banished Hero:

With no memory of her past, Faye Lynn Berton clings to a father who curses her ability to shape-shift, then uses her special skill to scam local villagers. The only freedom she knows comes as she soars through the sky in falcon form. A chance meeting with another changling turns her world upside down. Beyond satisfying the powerful sexual cravings that follow transformation, he reveals a surprising dimension of sex between their kind…one to unlock the secrets of her soul.

Havyn Westmore has questions…Faye Lynn holds the answers. Determined to unravel her secrets, he must strives to gain her freedom and trust. Teaching her the finer techniques of transformation keeps her close while sex strengthens their bond. But on the trail of discovery, Havyn must confront his own past. Accused of a heinous crime, he was banned from his homeland. Now, he must choose between returning to face certain execution—or robbing Faye Lynn of her birthright and a life in Paradise.

Read opening scene –

Banished Scoundrel:

Known scoundrel Jack Avery must earn the queen’s forgiveness by rescuing her missing daughter from the human world. His sources reveal the Princess Noelani is being held by a powerful man who likes a good game of chance. So with twenty borrowed pieces of gold Jack enters the high-stakes game. Only the lady he encounters is no princess. This pretty Kitty makes him want to hear her purr.

Under a memory spell, Kitty recalls nothing before the governor bought her from her parents and offered her protection from those he claims would kill her kind. So what if, in order to control her, he forces Kitty to morph then deprives her of sexual release after transformation. But the crafty card player she is assigned to “entertain” reveals himself as a kindred spirit—a shape shifter—and unravels the lie she’s been forced to live.

Together Jack and Kitty risk it all, for the stakes are high and the prize is worth it…freedom, forgiveness, love.

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Banished Witch: 

Once a princess of Ardenia, Danella, left her homeland to warn her childhood sweetheart only to be kidnapped and sold into slavery. Learning the dark magic from her keeper, she grew to accept her role as a witch to protect her family and track down the traitor to the crown. But when Omar Mandel, the love from her past, arrives to bring her home, she realizes she can never go home. That doesn’t mean she can’t use his assistance in her plan for revenge and, in the meantime, live out a few unfulfilled fantasies.

The queen wants her daughter to come home and Omar’s job is to see that it happens. However, Danella isn’t the same sweet girl he remembers. In her place is a sexy woman who excites his lust and claims his heart. He must teach her to trust in his love and face the sins of the past if they are to have a future together.

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A Brilliant Brit Bonanza by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Hi everyone,

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’m part of the recently-released Brit Boys: On Boys M/M erotic romance boxed set. Myself and the other authors went on blog tour with the collection this month, and we all answered ten questions. I’ve compiled all the questions and my answers here so you can get all the details on my story in the collection – Love on Location. Here goes:

britboysonboys200What inspired your story?

It was nothing specific, really. The brief we’d agreed on for the collection was that it was to be oh-so-very British. I let my mind wander and it decided it wanted to do a story based in a rural location. The Peak District, in Derbyshire, is one of my very favourite places. I thought it’d be great to have an actor go and film on location and meet someone locally… things developed very quickly from there.

A lot of British authors set their books in the US, are your books normally set in the UK and does it make a difference to your style of writing?

The vast majority of my stories are based in the UK, purely because it’s the place I know best. Some of my much shorter works could, in theory, be based anywhere. But because I live in the UK and I’m British, I know I can write a more realistic story with realistic characters by using the Brit angle. I have written stories based elsewhere, including Paris, Rome, New York and California, to name but a few. The latter two in particular took a lot of research as I’ve never been to those places, and some of the characters involved were American. We may technically speak the same language, but there are so many nuances between British and American English that you just don’t realise until you’re trying to write it down!

Where are you from in the UK and does this influence your writing?

I’m from south Derbyshire, in England. Pretty much right in the middle of the country. In fact I’m just a few miles from the village which is officially the furthest from the sea in England. It doesn’t consciously influence my writing, I don’t think, because I write stories set all over the UK, depending on my inspiration. Some of my much shorter works could, in theory, be set anywhere. But I guess, because I don’t spend much time by the sea, that more of my stories are set inland. I have a particular fondness for stately homes and the British countryside, which I think is clear in my work, especially my novella in this collection!

What is it about British guys that non-Brits seem to love?

I think the accent is one, and I totally get that. I’m a sucker for certain British accents myself—I love a posh British accent (like Theo from Love on Location), also I also like northern English accents (like Eddie from Love on Location). I think maybe part of it is the country British guys come from, too—it’s got stunning countryside, a varied and amazing history, intriguing places, plenty of mystery… and who doesn’t love a guy with a bit of mystery? 😉

How is the process of writing a short story different to writing a full length novel?

I started out in short stories, and it took me a long time to progress because I was frightened. Frightened of getting it wrong, of not being able to finish it, of not being able to think of a storyline big enough to develop into a full length novel. I took a baby step and wrote a novella first, and that was only because one of my publishers asked me and I didn’t want to say no. When I agreed I immediately panicked. But I sat down and figured it out, wrote a plan and eventually achieved my goal. From there I wrote a few more novellas. Having proved to myself I could do it, I decided it was then time to bite the bullet and write a full length novel. It took lots of research and lots of planning, but I found once I’d started, it became quite addictive, especially when the word count started racking up.

For me, a short story is something I can just sit down and write and see what happens. Whereas a novel needs serious thought to make sure there really is enough there to sustain the word count, keep it interesting and also satisfying for the reader.

What British tradition do you think the rest of the world should know about?

I think everyone knows about the best one, don’t they? Drinking lots of tea!

I know we have tons of traditions and some of them are very specific to certain areas. Some of them don’t even make sense to other Brits—like rolling cheese down hills and morris dancing. I love our quirks and eccentricities—and that’s why I love the premise of this book. It’s thoroughly British and will hopefully teach the world some more British slang!

When writing a book set in the UK, do you use slang or do you tend to stick to the more well known words to describe things?

I don’t deliberately use slang. I tend to write the way I speak, so yes, my writing is probably packed full of slang, even more than I realise, no doubt. To me, this is much more authentic—this is the way Brits speak and think, so I’m always really reluctant to change out slang words and phrases if I think a reader won’t get it. I do an awful lot of reading myself, and if I read a word or phrase from a non-Brit author’s work that I don’t understand, if I can’t work it out from the context, I’ll just Google it. I’d much rather learn the word so I know what it means for future reference—and I’d never complain. This is the author’s way of writing, and why should they change it just in case?

What famous Brit past or present would you like to spend a day with and why?

At the moment, it would have to be Benedict Cumberbatch. He’s my current favourite obsession—hence the fact the main character in Love on Location, Theo Samuels, looks incredibly like him. Benedict keeps invading my dreams, and we keep going off and solving crimes together (no, this is not a joke), so I’d like to meet him and ask him why he’s visiting me in slumber. And then I’d snog his face off. He’s on my “allowed” list so my other half wouldn’t mind. As for his other half… well, she’d have to catch me, first 😉

Whats the one place you would recommend to people coming to visit the UK?

Wow, just one? I’m really not sure I could choose just a single place. There are so many incredible places to go—and I haven’t even managed to visit them all myself, yet! I think I’m going to cheat and suggest the Peak District—it’s a huge area to cover, but there are so many amazing sights within the area that lovers of the countryside won’t want to miss out.

How is writing m/m fiction different to writing m/f?

It’s not hugely different, I don’t think. People fall in love just the same, regardless of genre. The things to keep in mind, though, are that men and women speak differently, so I have to remain conscious of that all the time, and I often get feedback from beta readers to “man up” my speech a bit. Also, when it’s m/f, you can just say he and she, and not have to mention names all the time. But to keep saying he did this, he did that, you have to really make sure it’s clear to the reader who’s doing what—especially when it comes to sex scenes! But it’s worth it… two guys together is hot! 😉


I hope you enjoyed learning more about me, the novella and the collection. If you want to check it out, be sure and buy your copy by the end of January – the special introductory price of $0.99/99p ends on the 31st! And tell your friends 😉

Grab your copy here:

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 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, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:

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Incoming ALERT! A Ménage Made on Madison is COMING SOON!

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Hey Guys,

How are you all doing? The last time I blogged, my book, Ménage Material, was newly released, Christmas was approaching, and all the excitement of the Holidays was still upon us. *sighs* I never know if it’s a good or a bad thing when all the craziness is over. All we have to look forward to is the promise of Easter, and the warmth of Summer… or… there’s something else to look forward to now, as my third book has just been accepted by Siren Publishing!! I’m so thrilled to be able to share this news with you all, as I haven’t even shared it on FB yet!! I know, I know, very naughty, but I’m really psyched to blab the news now.

A Ménage Made on Madison is part one of a new series called, The Federation, and has a tentative release date of early March. This Sci-Fi erotic romance is sure to get your panties in a twist!

Here’s the blurb:

For the last sixty years, Parker and Knox Baxx have been in love. Regardless of their cross-mating, she an Earthling and he a Shuzon, they’ve managed to create a successful partnership. In both the bedroom, and the boardroom.

Rich beyond their wildest dreams from the hotel resort they’ve constructed from scratch on the outskirts of Federation territory, there’s only one problem. Shuzons are part of a twin pair, and they share their mates. Without Rafer, Knox’s brother, Parker’s Earthling sensibilities are going haywire. Her body is experiencing a complete system shutdown, and she has only the one option open to her—to bind herself to Rafer.

The trouble is, he’s a high-ranking officer in the Fleet, the Federation’s armed wing, which ransacked and destroyed Earth. Secondly, he has enemies of his own. Thirdly, she doesn’t trust him.

Loving and being loved by Knox is no longer enough. Can Parker learn to trust Rafer with her heart, body, and wellbeing before it’s too late?

As soon as I receive the cover, I’ll be glad to share it with you all!

Happy Hump Day!



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Reader Poll: How do you find books?

I’m curious–how do you find new reading material? Some of you will have more than one answer, but choose the answer that fits best.


Thanks for taking the time to answer my poll!

Em Petrova

~hardworking heroes–in bed and out~



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~*~*Welcome Guest Blogger Christa Tomlinson*~*~

Hello readers! I’m Christa Tomlinson, author of erotic romances. My current releases are predominately M/M. But like it says in my bio, I like to write them all: straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told. I’d like to thank the writers of 69 Shades of Smut for inviting me on to their blog. And today, I’m here to talk about tropes.

Tropes. What are they? They’re what helps us recognize what a story will be about. They help us identify whether or not we’ll like the general plot that the author has created. Or as Wikipedia says: The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works. Here’s a small sample of tropes in the romance genre. I bet you’ve read or can recognize them all.

Secret baby

Friends to lovers

Enemies to lover

Gay for you

Office romance

Opposites attract

Forbidden Love

Tropes get a bad rep, especially in the romance novel world. People set them up as a way to show how romance novels are all the same. But I disagree. First, although the general idea may be the same, no two novels are alike. You can ask five different authors to write you a secret baby romance, and you’ll wind up with five very different stories. One of them might have an alien baby. One of them might have a single dad. One of them might have a woman who found an alien baby abandoned by its single dad.

Second, tropes are everywhere, not just in romance. Good looking fella who goes on a quest for treasure and artifacts, facing danger along the way? The Mummy. Or Raiders of the Lost Ark. Or National Treasure. Or Three Kings. Or… well, you get the idea.

For creative types, tropes are a great way to build the foundation for the book, movie, or play that will spring forth. For readers, they offer a sense of familiarity. They let us know if it’s something we’ll enjoy. For example, when I’m book browsing, I can tell right off from the back cover copy if it’s the type of story I like or like to avoid.

Tropes are a good thing and are to be embraced. What do you think reader? Do you use them to help you find stories you’ll enjoy? Do you have any tropes that you love or any that you despise? Writers, do you consciously seek them out when planning your stories? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. Three commenters will receive a copy of my BDSM holiday romance, The Sergeant: A Christmas Story

For a full list of tropes in romance check out this site:

Christa Tomlinson


Latest Release ~ The Sergeant: A Christmas Story

Sergeant Logan Pierce and Senior Corporal Clay Foster have fought past all the obstacles that stood in the way of their relationship. Now, they are in love and committed to each other as Dominant and submissive.
As the holidays approach, all they want is time to enjoy each other away from their demanding jobs as SWAT officers. But someone threatens to ruin their first Christmas together.

Logan refuses to let anyone or anything destroy his submissive’s happiness. What can he do to save Christmas for his love?


… Clay grinned. “I promised you chocolate for our movie night.”

Logan remembered that promise. He’d made it the night Clay admitted he wanted Logan to kiss him. They’d had many movie nights since then of course, but that particular evening would always be special to him. Logan wrapped a gentle hand around Clay’s neck and pulled him in for a real kiss. As their lips met, Logan loved the way Clay relaxed against him with his head tilted back. It made him feel as though Clay loved his touch and craved his domination as they kissed. Logan brushed his lips against Clay’s one last time.

“Movie night with chocolate it is.”

Clay hit play and they both fluffed up pillows behind them so they could sit with their backs against the wrought-iron headboard. The movie started with the turning of story book pages. Logan opened the bag of chocolates. Unwrapping one, he popped it into his mouth, letting it slowly melt on his tongue. Clay held his hand out.


Logan started to get another Kiss from the bag, but changed his mind. Instead, he turned Clay’s head to face him. When Clay’s lips parted in surprise, Logan leaned over and licked between them, sharing the taste of the chocolate on his tongue. Clay’s hand came up to rest on his chest, and they kissed until all the candy was gone.

“Mmmm… gimme another.”

Logan opened another Kiss and sucked on it for a moment before kissing Clay again. This time when the candy was gone they kept kissing, their arms wrapped around each other. Logan’s interest in the movie faded as he rubbed his tongue against Clay’s, tasting his sweetness and sharing his breaths. He wanted to watch the movie, but right now he wanted to make love to his sub more. Logan eased Clay down the bed until he was on his back. After pulling his shirt off, he buried his face in Clay’s neck and breathed in deep. “You smell so good. How come you smell so good to me?”

“Pheromones,” Clay gasped out as Logan sucked on his neck.

Logan laughed as he kissed his way down Clay’s body. Hooking his fingers into the waistband of his flannel pajama pants, he dragged them off. Once he was naked, he licked a slow trail up Clay’s stiff erection.

“Is that why you taste so good to me too, baby? Pheromones?”

Clay stuttered out a response as he flicked his tongue across the tip of his cock. Logan smiled before he sucked his lover down slowly.


Author Bio:

Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.

Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters’ romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.

Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a semi-retired member of Houston Roller Derby. She enjoys hearing from readers. You can follow her on Twitter at @christa_writes and on Facebook at Christa Tomlinson. For more on Christa’s work, including deleted scenes, excerpts, and free reads, visit

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Evrest Cimarron invites you to the island…


I hope the beginning of everyone’s year is going wonderfully. I’ve been trying to send good ju-ju to my readers and friends being screwed over by the polar vortex…so I hope my post heats up your day a bit. Since I live in Southern California, I just cannot imagine what that sh** feels like–though right at the beginning of the year, we got hit with our own tiny version of it. Snow actually dusted our local foothills…and Victoria Blue, the goddess who writes the Secrets of Stone series with me, received 8 inches of it at her house, about 40 minutes up the road from me! Crazy!

Evrest12I’ve picked some special images to help get you toasty…and I hope they help! This is Hrithik Roshan, the Indian actor who has been providing a lovely physical inspiration for King Evrest Cimarron, the hero of my BRAND-NEW book series launching on February 3rd.

I really hope you enjoy the new stories, set in a fictional Mediterranean island kingdom called Arcadia. Evrest is the ruler who falls in love with Camellia “Cam” Saxon, a member of the first western film crew to ever be allowed on the island. Since Evrest’s kingdom has been somewhat sheltered from the “real” world, he is a very alluring package of sin and innocence that was so much fun to write.

I’ve included a snippet here. Hope you enjoy…

He stopped me with another blood-melting kiss. And a lot more.

The second our mouths slammed again, he hauled me up from the mattress, molding my body against his, stopping our clutch long enough to growl out a single directive. “On your knees, Camellia.” As soon as I curled my legs in compliance so our upright torsos were smashed tight, he dropped his head and claimed my lips again, growing our passion with longing, plunging sweeps of his entire mouth. The new position gave me the chance to explore the sinewy plateaus of his back before scratching my way along the slopes of his shoulders. I could seriously take a whole day just touching every inch of him then yearn to do it all over again. The lines of his body were like a living work of art, captivating me anew every time he moved.
Though now, with his cock fitted against the most sensitive cleft of my body, I rapidly scooted that analysis toward the bottom of my priorities list. Even the thought of being so close to finally merging with him, having him inside me, tore a moan of impatience from me.

Hell. Only my jeans remained as the final barrier between us. I slipped my hands from his shoulders to take care of the issue but had only twisted the button free when Evrest grabbed me by both wrists, wrenching them up over my head.

My fingers collided with something there. Metal? I looked up. Sure enough, Evrest wound my grip around a shiny steel rod, suspended on chains from the bed’s sturdy canopy support system. Okay, this was…interesting. My pulse tripled, easily acknowledging a fresh flood of sensations. Fear. Excitement. Fear again. What the hell now? The stare I shot to Evrest yielded what I anticipated—his alpha wolf eyes at their strongest, his rugged jaw at its stoniest—conveying his low command before he even uttered it.

“Keep them there.”

EvandCamkissMy chest pumped as his just had. What a difference a few minutes made. I thought of how he’d surrendered his erection into my hands, trusted me with the most vulnerable part of his anatomy, allowed me to pleasure him…and now, stretched into a similar position, breasts jutting and body stretched, questioned why it was so hard for me to do the same.

Because this reminds you that your body isn’t the only thing bared to him right now? Because with every passing moment, in bigger and bigger chunks, your spirit is investing in this, too? Perhaps even your heart?

I got rid of the thoughts by plunging back into humor. “Ah. So this is the part with the handcuffs.”

One side of his mouth lifted. Not in a smile. “No handcuffs.”

My chest tightened a little more, again in a battle between anticipation and trepidation. “Well, where’s the fun in that?”

“No handcuffs.” He bit on the words a little more. “Not needed.” His hands skated down my arms until curving in at my waist. While bracketing me there, he brought his face closer, angling over me until I had to tilt my head back. “You’ll simply obey me, Camellia—because you want to. We both know it.”

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