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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: ASAROTICA from Asa Akira!

“What do porn stars find erotic?” is a question that has baffled the minds of adult film fans for decades. Thanks to adult film star and best-selling author of Insatiable and Dirty Thirty, Asa Akira, we finally get our answer—everything!

No one knows the world of sex and eroticism better than those in “the industry.” They’ve seen and done it all, from the weirdest fetishes to the most extreme positions, and now in this hot, new erotic collection they are going to test our own sexual repertoire. Asarotica features twenty-two erotic short stories by some of your favorite porn stars: Joanna Angel, Kayden Kross, Nina Hartley, and Asa Akira herself, among others.

Original, authentic, eye opening, and arousing, Asarotica guarantees to “get you there,” and to inspire a whole new generation to seek out unexpected pleasures…in books or in the bedroom.

Check out an exclusive excerpt below!


From CHAMELEON BY APRIL FLORES

Camila had been single for a few years now. She had become the type of woman who prided herself on being a happy, unattached person. The first time she heard the phrase “fiercely independent,” she knew it would be how she would identify herself in the future. As most single women do, she had curated a stable of handsome men she would keep around for physical connections and sexual releases when she was in the mood.

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Sisters in Love Melissa Foster
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Exclusive Excerpt: One Week to Win Her Boss by Barbara White Daille!

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Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.

One Week to Win Her Boss is the second stand-alone story in Barbara White Daille’s Snowflake Valley series from Entangled Bliss. And to celebrate this week’s book birthday, Barbara’s sharing an exclusive excerpt and a giveaway!


Thanks for welcoming me to EverAfter Romance! I’m happy to be here and thrilled to have a new release from Entangled Bliss, especially because my series is all about the holidays.

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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn
Aural Pleasures

The Soundtrack to CITYWIDE by Santino Hassell | Writer’s Playlist

CITYWIDE, the newest standalone addition to my Five Boroughs series, is a collection of three novellas about three very queer relationships. There is a M/M/M, a NB/F, and a M/F story where the heroine identifies as bisexual. The stories all take place during a massive New York City heatwave, so tempers and passions are running high between the characters as they find refuge in different parts of the city.

As I wrote, I was picturing the city but also thinking of the music that would be playing as each of the characters moved throughout the city. Here are some of the songs that would go on my Citywide soundtrack.


Princess Nokia, Excellent

 

Well baby, my day was good

I worked hard and knocked on wood

I skipped meals and got no sleep

But this was the life for me

 

This song is amazing for a variety of reasons, but it’s really Stephanie’s song—the heroine in my very first M/F novella. Excellent is about being proud of who you are, of working hard and finding success and not letting people bring you down while always remembering where you came from. It fits Stephanie perfectly. She practically raised herself but managed to put herself through college, is successful in her career, and has an awesome apartment. She has everything but a romantic happily ever after, which she finds in her story.


Lorde – Royals

 

My friends and I we’ve cracked the code

We count our dollars on the train to the party

And everyone who knows us knows that we’re fine with this

We didn’t come from money

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Behind the Scenes of THE ATTRACTION EQUATION by Kadie Scott!

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She’s the exception to every rule…

FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don’t allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…

Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.

Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules…


What is your pet named? 

A few years ago, we adopted a dog from the local shelter. We originally planned to name him Dasher, as he was a Christmas present for our family. However, the dog we ended up getting was six years old, and we felt he wouldn’t adapt to a new name. Therefore, we stuck with the name he had.

T-Bone.

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Love in a Small Town | Barbara DeLeo

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I’ve been writing romances set in small towns for over ten years now and I love every minute of it. I’ve set book in cities too – L.A and Auckland – but there’s just something about the dynamics of small town life that’s fascinating. Maybe I’m just a classic nosey parker, but I love the complex relationships in a small town, the incredible connections between people and the depths of history you can find there.

My parents were high school teachers and as they moved up in their careers it meant moving towns – always small. And by small, I mean 800-1000 people. Okay, there were some annoying bits, like when we’d go away on holiday and the minute we were back home and had switched the light on, there would be people knocking on the door needing something that couldn’t wait a second longer. There were humbling times too. I can remember vividly, the day we held the funeral for a boy in my class who had been killed in a car accident on one of our remote country roads. The whole town came to the cemetery that day and for weeks after when I walked past his parents’ house I’d see home baking and flowers on their front step, or one of their friends mowing their lawns or bringing in the laundry.

I’ve chosen to bring my kids up in a small town too and while my daughters roll their eyes and say our town’s boring, and my boys can’t wait to hit the mall when we visit the city, I think they secretly love it as much as I do.

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Favorite Female Romantic Suspense Leads by Layla Reyne

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In Tequila Sunrise, releasing November 13, Melissa Cruz takes center stage with her lock-pick lover, Daniel Talley. A former FBI Special Agent in Charge who is now a bounty hunter and Chief of Security for the family business, Mel is all alpha. She’s the woman who keeps a team of alpha-males in line, and she does it all in designer heels. Mel follows a long line of badass leading lady in romantic suspense series. If you’re a fan like I am, here are a few of my favorites:

Eve DallasIn Death Series by JD Robb – Eve is one of, if not the, gold standard in this romantic suspense leading ladies. She’s a top-notch detective who likewise wrangles the guys around her, most formidably her husband, Roarke. She’s competent, lethal, but still has plenty of flaws and struggles to make her relatable, and to make her interesting enough for 50+ books!

Kate BeckettCastle (ABC) – While Castle bordered on romantic suspense and romantic comedy, there’s no question that Homicide Detective Kate Beckett was the leading lady. And she always led with grace, beauty and brains. Juggling her team of Rick, Ryan and Esposito, they solved often-times dangerous cases, uncovered the truth behind Kate’s mother’s death, and formed a tight knit family that saw them through the best and worst of times.

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Exclusive Excerpt: Bulletproof Butterfly by Anna Brooks

I wasn’t a rookie, but I made a mistake because I was selfish, impulsive, and headstrong.

I was also in love.

My desire for her overwhelmed me. Consumed me. Distracted me.

To protect her, I stood motionless as my partner pried her from the security of my arms. I watched as she fought his hold. I even listened when she screamed that she hated me.

For years I’ve been patient, I’ve been smart, and I’ve gone by the book. But now… it’s finally over.

It’s time to get my girl back.

When I show up to reclaim what’s mine, I discover she’s not ready to forgive me quite yet… but that’s okay, because I have no problem reminding her just how good it used to be, even if I have to show her over and over again.

What I do have a problem with is the guy who’s been trying to take my place. Because here’s the thing, I’ve waited too long to have her in my arms again to have anybody stand in my way… and I’m done following the rules.

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Without taking his concentration off me, he strides in my direction. The intensity of his attention is suffocating. I sharply draw in a gulp of air because he’s going to be in front of me in a second. Close enough to touch. To smell again.

He ignores another officer calling him and comes at me, stopping even closer than earlier. His arms raise, and the rough callouses on his fingers abrade my cheeks when he holds my face in his hands. “Are you okay?”

My lips part. Words form on my tongue but won’t roll off.

“Livvie.” He leans down so he’s eye level with me. “You okay?”

My heart hammers.

Thud.

Thud.

Thud.

“Yes.” I practically moan, and we sway closer together. His thighs rub against mine, and he’s close enough that if I took a deep breath, my hardened nipples could seek relief from brushing against his chest.

A moment is all it takes. Time suspends and the air around us is without gravity as I float from a single touch. I don’t know exactly what it is, but something is happening between us. Something big.

“Ah! Motherfucker!”

A man yells, and I jump as Jay reacts before I can blink. He turns around, blocking me from seeing anything except his tense and muscular back. Grabbing me with one hand behind his back, he reaches for his gun with the other.

Shielding me.

A moment of panic surges through me, but when his shoulders relax and he lowers his hand from the gun on his belt, my head falls forward to land on the center of his back. His fingers flex on my hip, assuring me everything is okay—or at least he’ll make sure of it—and a state of lust immediately replaces my fear. So powerful it makes me whimper.

He turns around but remains close and lifts my chin, causing my head to tilt up so I lock eyes with his. “I need to see you later.”

“Okay.” I need him to see me. I want to see him, too.

“I’m off in two hours. Will you be home then?”

One hundred and twenty minutes. “Yes,” I whisper.

“Jesus.” He steps back and takes no shame in devouring me with his eyes. “Christ. Be ready for me, Livvie.”

©Anna Brooks

9781635761559_fcABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Anna Brooks began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she’s realized her childhood dream wasn’t so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn’t writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn’t for them, she wouldn’t ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen State.

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Exclusive Excerpt: Tyson’s Treasure by Dale Mayer!

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Tyson’s Treasure, the eleventh Heroes for Hire book, reconnects readers with the unforgettable men from SEALs of Honor in a new series of action-packed, page turning romantic suspense that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Dale Mayer.

Tyson lost his wife and child several years ago, and he knows it’s time to move on… So when his wife’s best friend barrels into his new life and he finds out she’s in trouble – as in serious stalker trouble – he steps up because he owes it to his late wife. Only he quickly finds out he wants to be at Kai’s side – any way he can.

Kai has wanted Tyson for so damn long, but from the first moment her best friend saw him first, the two were like a lock and key. When Kai sets her eyes on him for the first time in years while doing a demonstration for a new training program her company developed, she realizes her feelings haven’t changed.

But her life has changed, and she has a huge issue she doesn’t want anyone to know about. After all, she’s got a badass skill set… She can handle a stalker on her own… right?

Or maybe not. As the two delve deeper into the Kai’s troubles, they find out things are much more complicated than they seem – and much more-deadly.

Check out our exclusive excerpt below!


Kai watched Tyson walk away. He’d done incredibly well, considering he was the new boy on the block and she’d been picking on him all morning. She’d beaten the crap out of him, trying desperately to get him to hit back. But she’d forgotten about their code. Not only was it a case of not hitting or hurting a woman but also the fact they had his late wife between them. Tracy had been Kai’s best friend since they wore pigtails and took tap dancing lessons as five-year-olds.

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Exclusive Excerpt: Treachery’s Devotion by Mari Carr & Lila Dubois!

Mari Carr and Lila Dubois are the dynamic duo behind the bestselling Trinity Masters series about a powerful American secret society, whose members all must agree to an arranged menage marriage. Treachery’s Devotion, releasing November 13, 2017 introduces the Masters’ Admiralty, another secret society, this time based in Europe, with all the intrigue, romance and suspense you’ve come to expect from Mari and Lila.

Treachery’s Devotion has it all–intrigue, a red hot menage romance, murder, mayhem, an alpha protector knight, secret societies, a princess, conspiracies and a very sexy numismatist (don’t worry, that word is safe to google).

Mari and Lila are famous for their antics–check out their Trinity Masters Facebook group for daily fun times–and their co-writing style. Here’s a little peek at what it looks like when they write together.


Lila: I know what we should do for the blog post. We’ll start with a question. Here’s the question: “Describe this series in one sentence.”

Mari: Why do you always get to pick the question?

Lila: Because my hair is curlier.

Mari: Fake news.

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Cowboys & Wine Tastings | Heather Slade

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The latest book in the Cowboys of Crested Butte series, Kiss Me Cowboy, has (somewhat surprisingly) a wine tasting scene in which our hero orders a bottle of Marqués de Murrieta Rioja, and pairs it with charred shishito peppers stuffed with almonds, Catalonian flatbread with dates, caramelized onions and bleu cheese, and blood orange sorbet. I don’t know about you, but if an already hotter-than-you-know-where cowboy ordered what I just described, I’d follow him to the ends of the earth.

Readers will find that almost every one of my books has some reference to wine, and as I did in Kiss Me Cowboy, I typically include a food pairing. Why? First and foremost, I am an executive sommelier—which is sort of like an executive chef, except instead of knowing way too much about food, I know way too much about wine.

I can say honestly, that getting my second tier sommelier certification was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Instead of taking seven or eight weeks to complete the program, I thought it would be a good idea to enroll in the seven-day intensive class.

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