Posts Tagged ‘erotic romance’

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Guest Post: Tara Sue Me on Erotica’s Reputation

The Master Tara Sue Me

I think sometimes erotica gets a bad rap. It’s often seen as nothing more than porn without pictures  or it’s something those people read. And you’re not too sure who those people are,  but it’s not you. Other times, I’ve heard it said you don’t have to write good to write erotica. As long as the sex is there, that’s all anybody cares about.

But erotica is so much more.  At its heart, like all romances, erotica is a love story. It’s the coming together of a couple (or more if you’re talking menage, but let’s keep it simple)  as they explore  their feelings, desires, and wants.

Like other romances, there are forces that try to keep them apart  and obstacles to overcome before they find their happily ever after.  Unlike other romances, in erotica,  sex plays a big part of the story.

However,  this doesn’t necessarily mean wild and crazy, swinging from the chandeliers,  sex. Nor does it mean it has to involve whips and chains, floggers and nipple clamps.  Though erotica can have some or all of those.

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Guest Post: Meghan March on Billionaire Playboys

Dirty Together Meghan March

How do you turn a billionaire playboy into the boy next door? To be blunt, you can’t. At least not unless he decides to buy the whole neighborhood on a whim.

The billionaire playboy is a singular breed, and the only changes you’ll see in him are ones that he wants to make. Why? Because the defining trait of the billionaire playboy is the streak of unapologetic alpha male running through him. It’s not an affectation, it’s a lifestyle.

In the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy, Creighton Karas knows what he wants and will never apologize for going after it. So what does that mean for a heroine like Holly Wix who has never encountered this kind of man before? It’s time to hold on tight to your self-respect and convictions because that alpha will not hesitate to roll right over you. Learning to stand your ground, even in the face of a man who is used to having everyone bow to his wishes, is a must.

Dirty Billionaire Trilogy Meghan March
So, is going toe-to-toe with an alpha worth it? Absolutely. When he realizes that woman who he’s drawn to is also strong enough to stand at his side and take on the world, he’s hooked. Alpha down. This is when things get interesting. The rare sweet side starts to make an appearance, and it goes beyond simple acts like opening doors and flowers. Next, the billionaire playboy pulls out all the stops when it comes to being protective. Anything that threatens his woman is dealt with before she has a chance to worry about it. And when she’s scraping the bottom of the barrel on self-confidence? His every word and action builds her up and helps her to see what he sees: That she’s the amazing woman who brought the alpha to his knees, and he’s the luckiest guy in the world to have her in his life.

Living with this kind of man may not be an easy road, but it’s sure to be worth every bit of the wild ride.

Meghan MarchMeghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to send an e-mail.

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and

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Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: WILD LICKS by Cecilia Tan

Today we’re revealing the hot new cover to Cecilia Tan’s latest book, Wild Licks! This is the second book in her Secrets of a Rock Star series out from Forever in August! Here’s the blurb:

Gwen Hamilton’s family is Hollywood royalty–and they have a family secret. She and her sister are the heirs to a secret BDSM club. Gwen thought it would be difficult adjusting to her surprise inheritance, but soon she finds the environment more liberating and carnal than anything she’s ever experienced. She’s dying to try out the ropes but is struggling to accept the idea of a having a dominant…until she meets sexy guitarist Mal Kennealy. The brooding rock star is everything Gwen thought she didn’t want. But with each seductive command, Gwen starts to realize that being bound to Mal could mean fulfilling her heart’s deepest desires…

Now without further ado, here’s the hot cover for Wild Licks!!!

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Guest Post: “The Serial Evolution: To Binge or Not To Binge” by Beth Kery

Glow Beth Kery

If I’d written this article in 2012, I would have called it The Serial Revolution. In 2012, when Because You Are Mine first hit the e-book shelves, the serial novel was an old, but exciting re-discovery. Serial novels were a Victorian era craze. Thanks to e-books, the serial has found a whole new venue.

After several years and four serials written—my fourth, entitled Make Me, will begin releasing weekly on April 4, 2016—I have some new observations about the serial novel. Like the publishing industry in general, the serial is still a work in progress. It was unchartered territory when Berkley’s InterMix and I first put out Because You Are Mine in 2012, each installment releasing on Tuesdays for eight consecutive weeks. People either adored the format, or they hated it.

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Guest Post: Tara Sue Me on Keeping Characters Fresh

The Exhibitionist Tara Sue Me

When readers asked for more Nathaniel and Abby after The Training was published, I was hesitant. After all, I’d ended the book with their happily ever after. I even gave a brief glimpse into their lives a few years down the road with the Epilogue. What else was there to tell?

But the more I thought about it, the more I saw that there was so much more to tell. If you think about it, two people coming together, whether that be through marriage or not, is really just the beginning.  Their story of overcoming obstacles to find love is such a tiny portion of who they are as a couple. Real life is what happens after the vows and while, let’s face it, no one wants to read about washing dishes, or doing laundry, there are a lot things that are worth reading about.

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Guest Post: “A Writer’s Journey” by Desiree Holt

Wolf Moon Desiree Holt

I think that I wanted to be a writer for my entire life. When my children were young I loved making up stories for them. I could hardly wait for the opportunity to put those words down on paper and create something of substance. Unfortunately life got in the way, and beyond work and raising a family my dream got stuffed in the closet until I finally retired. Even then it too four more years before I was able to actually begin to write.

Now, you’d think since I’d been dreaming about this for so long that the writing would be easy, right? Wrong! Oh, I even had an outline for my story, a murder mystery. No, not a romance. Not then. Why? Because growing up my mother and my sister only read mysteries while I was growing up so I sort of followed in their footsteps. I enjoyed reading, them, really, and could hardly wait until I had the time to write one of my own.

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Exclusive Excerpt: WOLF BAIT by Nina West

Wolf Bait Nina West

Today is release day for Nina West’s debut novel, Wolf Bait! Today we have an exclusive excerpt from it that we hope you’ll enjoy. Be sure and pick up your copy today! At $0.99 it’s a steal!

I frown, peering over at the boat in question, now even blurrier than before. “I didn’t notice anyone there.”

“Not surprised. Come on. You need to go to bed.” His hand slides around my lower back and prods me toward shore.

A rare defiant streak surges. I didn’t fly thousands of miles away from my overbearing mama only to be scolded and ordered around by a stranger. I jab his chest with my finger. “You can’t tell me what to do. You’re not the boss of me. The boss is the boss of me. And he can boss me.” I’m not sure that made much sense.

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Guest Post: Adventures of a Bad Boy With Callum Hughes from HIS KIND OF TROUBLE by Terri L. Austin

His Kind of Trouble Terri L. Austin

Hello there, my name is Callum Hughes. Though originally from the UK, I spent my life kicking around the globe, seeing new places and falling in love along the way. Mostly with vintage European sports cars, though trust me, women didn’t escape my notice. Have you ever been to Rio during Carnival? Quite an experience, to say the least. The ladies, the parties…well, decadent is one word for it.

Anyway, I’ve developed something of a reputation as a car restoration expert, but really, I just love bringing these works of art back to their former automotive glory. I take pride in my work, but I find it hard to stay in one place for long. Unless I’m obsessing over something like a ’54 Alfa Romeo B.A.T., I enjoy traveling. A lot.

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Exclusive Excerpt: THE QUEEN by Tiffany Reisz

The Queen Tiffany Reisz

Today The Queen, the final book in the Original Sinners White Years by Tiffany Reisz is out! This is a fantastic series that I enjoy and Tiffany’s writing is fantastic! (If you haven’t read the series, you should start with The Siren, which is book one of the Red Years and on sale for $1.99!) We’ve got an exclusive excerpt for you from The Queen, and hope you enjoy!

Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever. 

The time has finally come to keep their promises. 

Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.

While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren’s collar?

With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It’s the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.

Kingsley caressed her cheek with the back of his fingers.

He narrowed his eyes at her, his expression inscrutable.

“What? What is it?” she asked.

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Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Kristen Ashley’s FIRE INSIDE is $.99!

Fire Inside Kristen Ashley

This deal alert for Kristen Ashley’s Fire Inside is at a perfect time. On Tuesday the newest book in the Chaos series, Walk Through Fire, hits shelves! Kristen’s heroes are usually taciturn and dirtily sexy, and Hop, from Fire Inside, definitely fits that description! She’s got a really distinctive voice, and if you read a sample and find it’s for you, she’s got a very long backlist on which to binge.

Here’s the blurb to entice you to pick up a copy today!

Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club…

For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She’s too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can’t say no. And he doesn’t regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that’s ever happened to him-in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.