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Friday, November 28, 2014

Beneath the Surface by @DaniWade1 #newrelease #romance

Small Town Secrets Book 1

Available Nov. 30th

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Too many secrets…

Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.

A past not forgotten…

Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.

Time is running out…

Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?


A hard swallow opened up her tight throat. “What are you doing here?” she asked, frowning at the breathlessness of her tone.
            “Bob sent me. He got pulled out to a crime scene and he didn’t want you wandering in this neighborhood alone, so he called and asked me to check on you.”
            Emma didn’t know whether to be relieved or upset. Part of her wanted to be alone to face whatever was behind that door. She’d gotten used to her independence, standing on her own two feet, which made the part of her grateful for his presence that much more shameful. Raising slightly shaky hands, she smoothed her hair down in a nervous gesture. Surprisingly, all the stress from the last few days hadn’t made it stand up as if electrified.
            “I can’t imagine why you would want to,” she said before she even thought about it. Then she drew a deep breath, realizing she’d brought out into the open something that had remained unspoken all day.
            Every time they looked at each other, that night long ago rose like a mist between them. Drained from hours of extreme emotion, she simply didn’t have it in her to keep control. She’d trained herself to lock down her emotions and behave in a logical, professional manner. Now, just like before, being near this man had all the emotions that she’d stuffed deep inside bursting to the surface. Especially anger.
            Colin moved closer, his height making it seem like he loomed over her. She should be afraid, alone in the dark with a man she barely knew, but none of her self-preservation instincts made a peep. Even in this isolated hallway.
            “Emma,” he breathed, the word almost a groan. He moved as if to reach for her but then dropped back, sliding his hands into the hip pockets of his jeans. “Emma, you have every right to hate me. I can’t tell you how many nights I lay awake, kicking myself because I left you like that. I made a stupid mistake, based on youth and wrong assumptions. If I could take it back, change it, I would.”

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#Review: Red & Her Big Bad Dom by @Sydneystclaire #erotic #giveaway #GoddessFish

***The author will be giving away a Once Upon a Dom tote bag, mug and other goodies! 
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Wealthy computer genius Graham Winters is in love with a woman who won’t join him for a stingy cup of coffee. How can he prove he’s nothing like her jerk of an ex if she won’t give him a chance? Then he spots her at a BDSM club and devises a plan. During the day, he’s “that damn geek.” At night, he’s the masked Dom known as The Wolf.

When it comes to her love life, Lucy Sanchez has one rule—no geeks. Not even rich, good looking geeks. She’s attracted to Graham but rules are rules. Besides, she has her wolf, the mysterious Dom who makes her blood sing. Then she’s invited to a fairytale event at Pleasure Manor and this Little Red Riding Hood plans to enjoy every delicious moment with her big, bad Dom.


“Red Riding Hood. Your wolf awaits.”

Lucy stepped forward as did her wolf. He pointed to the ground. Lucy knelt, assuming a submissive posture. Her Dom circled her several times, then stopped in front of her.

He snapped his fingers. “Follow me. The woods await.”

His deep, husky voice with just a hint of an accent vibrated through her, warming her belly and heating her core. It amazed her that his voice alone made her throb. She stood, keeping her head bent, her gaze to the ground. When he whipped around to lead the way, she almost stumbled. Not only was his crotch cut out but so was the seat of his pants.

She stared at the G-string. The black set off his nicely tanned buttocks and was more temptation than she could resist. As soon as they exited through a side door into the garden, she cupped his cheeks, finding the flesh warm and firm. The man most definitely worked out.

He stopped suddenly, eyes narrowed to slits behind his mask. “Did I give you permission to touch?”

Head bowed meekly, Lucy licked her lips. “No, Sir. I’m sorry, Sir. I couldn’t resist. Guess you’ll have to punish me. Sir.”

“Ah, my lovely little sub wants to be punished?”

Lucy shivered. “Oh, yes, Sir. I need to be punished.”

***Nona's Review of Red and Her Big Bad Dom by Sydney St. Claire***

Lucy Sanchez hates geeks. She was married to one who did her wrong and since then, all geeks are off the menu. There’s one guy in her office though, who can’t seem to take a hint--Graham Winters. Though he’s hot and handsome, Lucy’s rule holds firm. No geeks.

Lucy’s not on ice, though. She’s involved in a BDSM relationship with a very sexy Dom who pushes all her buttons. She spends a long fairy-tale themed weekend playing Red to his Big Bad Wolf where all her fantasies are fulfilled. The problem, though, is that she never sees his face and he keeps himself at a distance emotionally. When circumstances force Lucy to spend time with Graham, she finds they have a lot in common and attraction between them grows. But what will she do when she discovers that behind the mask, her Big Bad Dom is really Graham? (I’m not revealing any spoilers here, the reader learns the truth about Graham in the first chapter.)

This was a fun and sexy story. Lucy is a firecracker who knows what she wants sexually and isn’t afraid to go for it. Though she is sexually submissive with her Dom, she’s no pushover. Her verbal sparring with Graham was a lot of fun. I also liked how loyal she was to her shy friend Jaimie. I enjoyed Graham, too. He really kept Lucy on her toes (or should I say on her knees?) but his more tender side was as captivating as his Dominant side.

I thought I knew how the events would play out, but the author threw in a little twist that I didn’t see coming. Let me just say that Lucy’s reaction upon discovering the truth was not what I expected! But I enjoyed the story all the more for that. If you’re looking for an erotic story with steamy BDSM play as well as romance, you will enjoy Red and Her Big Bad Dom. This is the second in Sydney St. Claire’s Once Upon a Dom series--I will definitely be checking out others in the collection.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.

Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success.  Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre.  Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

Contact Links 
Email:              Sydney@sydneystclaire.com
Website:          http://sydneystclaire.com
Twitter:            https://twitter.com/Sydneystclaire
Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/sydneystclaire
Blog:                http://sydneystclaire.wordpress.com
Goodreads:     https://www.goodreads.com/sydneystclaire
Pinterest:         http://www.pinterest.com/sydneystclaire/
Wild Rose Press:  http://wilderroses.com

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Coming soon: Christmas Candie! #erotic #Christmas #menage

Hi friends, happy Friday!

I have some exciting news--I have a new story coming out shortly. It's part of a Christmas anthology published by Loose Id called Nicely Naughty, volume 2. The other stories are by awesome authors Caitlyn Willows and my fellow Diva Rachell Nichole. I'm excited. :-)

My contribution is called Christmas Candie. Let me share the blurb:

Aidan Callahan loves Christmas. His family makes it a big celebration and he does his best to carry on the tradition. Every ornament on his huge Christmas tree has a story and holds a special memory.

He’s been hooking up for six months with Val Stenzler and would like to get closer to her, including sharing his love of Christmas. But aside from their hot sex sessions, she holds him at arm’s length. What’s the problem?

Val hates Christmas. The most devastating, humiliating event of her life happened at Christmastime two years ago, and she’s still trying to get past it. There’s no room for fruitcake or mistletoe in her life. As far as she’s concerned, the holiday season can’t pass quickly enough.

Christmas suddenly becomes a lot more interesting when Val and Aidan meet Candie Hurley. She’s as sweet as her name, as sparkly as tinsel and as mysterious as the Northern Lights. Aidan and Val both fall under her spell, but will the night they spend with her bring them closer together or tear their relationship apart?

This erotic romance novella is an FFM menage. Oh, did I forget to mention all the stories in Nicely Naughty, vol. 2 are menage romances? How could a tidbit like that slip my mind?

This is first time my work has been included in an anthology, and I'm really looking forward to it. Nicely Naughty, vol. 2 is scheduled to release December 16, so mark your calendars! I will definitely keep you posted.

Nona Raines

Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#Newrelease: Don't Let Go by @nonaraines #romance #giveaway #win

Happy Hump Day, all! I have something to smile about today--it's the release day of my new contemporary romance novella, Don't Let Go! To celebrate, I'm offering a $50 GC, so please make sure to scroll *all* the way down to enter!

Annalee wants a no-strings fling. Eric's all about the strings. Twelve years ago, when Eric Sorenson's date dumped him right before the Senior Prom, his older sister’s best friend stepped in to save him from total humiliation. He never forgot Annalee or what she did for him that night…or the kiss they shared. He wants Annalee, and if he has his way, they'll take up where they left off. And this time, he won't let go.

After a messy divorce, Annalee's not looking forward to her high school reunion. She's shocked when Eric appears at her door ready to return the favor and play escort. Gone is the inexperienced boy with a severe stutter—he's a striking, confident man. The memory of the kiss they shared rekindles an attraction that never died, and she's been on her own for a year. Isn't she entitled to kick loose and have a let's-go-crazy night?

He slid closer until their bodies touched. Heat suffused her, and she grew lightheaded under the intensity of his stare. Her heart beat frantically with fear and excitement. What’s wrong with me? I want him, but it’s been so long.
“I, uh…” Her glance skittered toward the ballroom. “Do you think Dee and Thom are wondering where we’ve gone off to?” Damn it, Annalee. Stop being such a chicken.
“Don’t worry about them.” He lifted her chin and looked into her eyes. Flames raced through Annalee. Her nipples bunched. Dizzy now, she gripped his arm to steady herself. Eric held her close. He wouldn’t let her fall.
“Don’t run away from me, Annalee. This is the first time we’ve both been free, and we have too much unfinished business. We stopped at a kiss twelve years ago. Now’s our chance to make up for lost time.”
Her thoughts whirled while her body hummed with arousal. Her breath stopped as Eric lowered his face to hers. Their lips brushed, then clung.
She’d felt the breadth of his shoulders, the broadness of his chest while they were dancing. How large his hands were when they held her. Now, Eric’s masculine presence completely enveloped her. The boy she knew no longer existed. A grown man stood in his place. Instantly, her hesitation fled and desire roared to life.
She threw her arms around him and crushed herself to him. Lightning crackled down her spine and flared out to her breasts, her lips, the crux of her thighs. Even her fingers and toes. A whiff of lime from his aftershave tickled her nostrils. She opened her mouth to his insistent tongue, as hungry for him as he was for her. As their tongues caressed silkily, she tasted the smoky flavor of scotch.
When they broke the kiss, her softer parts ached, wanting him. She licked her lips, tender from his kiss. “Come home with me tonight. Will you? After the party?”
He laughed softly and lowered his head to kiss the side of her neck. “You mean I need to wait that long?”
Excitement zipped through her. “Anticipation will make it that much sweeter.”
He nodded thoughtfully. “All right.” The low timbre of his voice sent goose bumps prickling her skin. “If I can have a little something to tide me over.”
“All right.” She kissed him again, the aggressor this time, searching for his tongue and inviting it to duel with hers. Annalee was breathless when she pulled away. “Better?”
“Very nice,” he answered. “But I had something else in mind.” Shifting a bit, Eric kept his right arm around her while his left hand settled on her knee. “Something a little more daring.”

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