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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Teacher's Pets Event! #NGWN #giveaway @NGWNblog

Welcome, everyone, to the special Nice Girls Writing Naughty Teacher's Pets Event! In celebration of the return to school, each of us NGWN authors is featuring a "pet" from one of our romances and giving you some fast facts about him. 
Make sure to visit all the blogs on the tour! Each author/blogger is offering her own prize **and** there is a $50 Amazon gift card GRAND PRIZE for one lucky winner!

My "pet" is Chess, the hero of my newly re-released BDSM romance Uncollared. Here's the blurb for the book:

Submissive Mia Manetti is devastated when her first Master uncollars her just as she was hoping for a permanent relationship with him. Trying to move on, she agrees to sub for a powerful and sexy new Dom.

Chess Ryan has wanted Mia from the first moment he saw her at Club Restraint, but it was always "hands off" because she belonged to his friend Philip. Now, thanks to that friend's maneuvers, Mia is finally his. But only for a little while.

Mia finds it increasingly difficult to keep her feelings in check as she experiences erotic delights with Master Chess, sensual and sexual fantasies that she's never known before. Is she setting herself up for another heart ache?

           Guilt, secrets and misplaced pride all keep Chess and Mia from being completely honest with each other. As they connect sexually and emotionally, they realize their relationship has grown too serious to be called "play". How far are they willing to go?

Five Fast Facts about Chess:

1.  When I graduated high school I was voted the most likely to marry a supermodel. 

2.  In high school, I was the President of the Future Billionaires Club.

3.  In college my (platonic) crush was Warren Buffett. My goal was to emulate his success and even outstrip him.

4.  Growing up I wanted to be just like my father, Frank Ryan. He built the family realty company my grandfather founded into the successful business it became. I wanted to launch it into the stratosphere and make my father proud of me. I was convinced nothing could stop me. Too bad I got in my own way.

5. I spent my prom night with the hottest, most popular girl in school. We were voted King and Queen of the Prom. Everything in my life led me to believe I would always be at the top of my game.

Here's an excerpt from the book:

Mia gave the attendant a five-dollar bill, thanked her, and slipped out of the lounge. Yes, she was a coward, but she couldn’t go back to the table. She didn’t want to disrespect Master Philip. But torn by confusion, sadness and, yes, anger, she couldn’t face him now. Now that they had no future.
She’d ask the doorman to hail a cab to take her home.
As she turned toward the lobby she bumped, almost literally, into Chess Ryan. He appeared suddenly, as if he’d been waiting right outside the ladies’ lounge.
“Oh!” She stepped backward in surprise, wobbling on her high heels. Chess steadied her, his hands warm on her bare arms, his gray eyes fixed on her face.
“I didn’t, uh, didn’t expect you—”
“Have you been crying?” His voice was rough. He sounded angry.
“I’m not feeling well,” she murmured, looking away.
His fingers flexed briefly on her skin and then fell away as he withdrew. “Let me take you back to your table.”
“No!” Mia cried, panic-stricken. His eyebrows flew up, and she immediately calmed herself. “I mean, no, thank you. I’m going home now.”
His brow lowered, and his gaze drifted to her bare throat. Something flashed in his eyes. She was shaken, as though he’d seen her nude.
Though one of the most respected Doms at Restraint and one of the most popular, he had never done more with Mia than exchange a few pleasantries. Master Philip wasn’t into sharing, and neither was she.
But now he said, “I’ll take you home.”
“No…your friends…”
“They’re not really friends. Business acquaintances, more like. I’ll make my excuses.” Before Mia could even think what to say next, he quickly took charge. “Wait for me right here. We’ll leave in a moment.”
She could have easily slipped away while he said good night to his dinner companions, but for some reason Mia waited, just as Chess told her. She had no idea why. Was it easier to simply let someone else take charge? Or perhaps Chess’s attention soothed the hurt of Philip’s rejection?
A dull ache throbbed behind Mia’s left eye. She was almost grateful for the distraction it provided from the pain in her soul.
Chess appeared again, his expression still taut with simmering anger.
“Your friends weren’t upset?” she asked.
He shrugged as if it made no difference. “They’re fine.” He paused a moment. “I spoke to Philip.”
Her steps faltered. “You didn’t—”
“I only told him I’m taking you home. He was fine with it.”
Fine with it. Another hurt, another small sign that Philip no longer wanted her.

In spite of Chess’s abrupt manner, he was most gentle as he took her by the arm. “Come, Mia. We’re leaving.”

Uncollared is available at Amazon.

The prize I am offering: a digital copy of Uncollared and its companion story His Kind of Woman. Just comment below and I will select a random winner Monday morning. Please don't forget to include your email address!

And don't forget to stop HERE for your chance to win the $50 Amazon GC Grand Prize!

Have a wonderful weekend, all!
Nona Raines

Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic


  1. Chess sounds like a go-getter! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Cindy. Don't forget to leave your email address! :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing the facts of Chess with us, & for sharing the excerpt!! Uncollared sounds like a great read & i've added it to my wish list/TBR! <3

    Take care & I hope you have a great weekend! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brandi! I hope you have a great weekend, too. :-)

  4. UNCOLLARED sounds really good! I will have to put it on my TBR list :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  5. Awesome excerpt Nona :)
    Chess is sooo hot!

    Mindy :)

  6. Thanks, Mindy! Glad you stopped by! :-)

  7. Great excerpt! Chess sounds like he will take car of Mia. :)
    Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks, Tina, and thanks for stopping by! :-)

  9. The winner is Mindy! Congratulations! I'll be contacting you shortly to confirm your win. Thanks all who commented and tooke part in the Teacher's Pet Event. Remember, the Nice Girls Writing Naughty group has a special event every month. Please join us for lots of continued fun!

  10. Great intro, Nona--thanks for sharing this peek at Chess and Mia! Congrats, Mindy! Happy reading!

  11. Dang it! I was late again. I missed this the first go round. :) Great insight into Chess and loved the excerpt!

    Harlie Williams



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