Wednesday, August 16, 2017

OUT OF THE DARKNESS by JULIETTE BANKS (erotic romance)




Out of the Darkness



By Juliette Bank



Release Date: August 16, 2017

Publishers: Blushing Books

Media Pack 2

Genre: Erotic romance



"A man could go to war in defence of a body like yours, you know. You hold most men in the palm of your hand.”

The missing father; the predatory stepfather; the abusive lover; they all let her down.

She is one of the most beautiful and photographed women in the world.

She lives the life many young girls dream about.

But sometimes the dream and the reality don’t match up.

William, a powerful and charismatic Dom, who excites her like no other man before, steps into her life.

Will he be different from the others?

Will he recognize her need for loving submission?



"I can't keep traipsing three miles every time I want to spank that delectable little behind of yours."

NOTE: This book was previously published, under the same title but with a different cover, under the author name of Rachel de Vine.



Buy Link:  Will be available when known. Or use Amazon Author Page Link.

Excerpt

I'm not sure that even I know the real me. My life had changed so often since I'd been 'discovered' at the tender age of fifteen, while walking down the King's Road in Chelsea, and within two years I was pictured on the covers of all the glossy magazines. It all happened so quickly. One day I was a fairly ordinary London schoolgirl, and the next I was travelling the world and being wined and dined by the world's glitterati. Then there were the men. Mostly, they were older, successful and wealthy men who bought me champagne and dinner and then thought they owned me. Some of them were very powerful, men you would not want to cross for fear of the consequences. A few were kind, but many were not. I sometimes wondered if the fault lay with me. Did I do or say things to attract the wrong type of man? Did I give off the wrong vibes, or was I simply unlucky? I had no idea.

The working life of most models is quite short; youth and beauty being such transient states. Make the most of it, was the advice I often received, especially by older models who knew that there were always younger and prettier women to take their place. Many of the girls, if they didn't make it right to the top where the serious money was made, adopted the other route of marrying wealthy men. It wasn’t always a guaranteed success. I knew of several older models who had given up the catwalk and married such men, some of whom turned out to be serial philanderers. They became second or third wives, and probably realised with a sinking heart that they were destined eventually to be replaced, as their predecessors had been.

I had a few love affairs, but I had never fallen in love. I saw most for what they were, men who viewed a beautiful woman as another symbol of their success, like expensive sports cars, yachts, and luxury villas. I tried to stay away from that sort of man, but I wasn't always clever enough to spot the ones who should be avoided at all costs. They didn't all look like Russian gangsters.

"Oh I work hard, but I play hard, too. Do you play hard, Marianne?"




 


About me:

I write erotic romance as both Juliette Banks and Rachel de Vine, and love to write about sensual, romantic and erotic characters who lead interesting lives, and who often have to overcome challenges along the way. I prefer to write erotic romance, rather than straight erotica, because I am essentially a romantic person, but I also like to involve my characters in an exciting life of Dominance and submission at different levels.

I am British, love the rural life and live in a beautiful home in the middle of the rolling English countryside. I also like to travel around the world from time to time, and have visited some beautiful and exciting places on the way. I am forever grateful that I was born in a place and at a time to take advantage of the freedoms and pleasures that are still denied to many people of the world. We must never take such freedom for granted.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

COVER REVEAL: TEMPTED by Brandi Evans






Title: Tempted

Publisher: Loose Id

Genre: contemporary, paranormal romance

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Blurb:

The only thing standing between this fallen angel and redemption? The woman he loves.

Eons ago, Seth fell for another angel--literally--and was cast down from the Heavens. Seeking redemption, he works for the Angels of Death, taking the lives of those destined to die, his only desire to return home. But everything changes when a beautiful brunette explodes into his life and plunges his ordered world into chaos, tempting him with something he hasn’t experienced in millennia. Love.

A busted radiator strands Lyndi Garrison on a deserted stretch of coastal Maine and shoves her directly into the path of a sexual predator. She fends off her attacker until an NFL-sized stranger appears from the darkness to help. She’s instantly enamored of her quiet hero, and before the evening ends, they share a devastating kiss and a knock-out round of sex unlike anything she’s ever known. Though she can’t help but wonder… 

Has she finally received a second chance at happiness? Or is Fate being a bitch again?

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Interview with a Fallen Angel

Joining us on Character Chat today is Seth, fallen angel and hero from my Loose Id release, Tempted. I'm so honored Seth trusted me to tell the story of how he met sexy, sassy Lyndi Garrison. Their story took my breath away, and I hope it does yours too! So without further ado...

Brandi:

Welcome Seth! Thank you so much for dropping by. I had such a fun time telling yours and Lyndi's story. You two made quite the pair!

Seth:

Thank you, Brandi. I'm glad to be here. I had a great time working with you while you wrote Tempted. That's such an appropriate title, too. Lyndi was certainly one huge, sexy temptation the night we met.

Brandi:

Tell me about it! She is definitely, how shall I say it...headstrong. What do you remember most about the night you met her?

Seth:

That would have to be the incident in the shed.

Brandi:

Oh yeah! There's nothing like a sexy rendezvous in a dark shed to get the libido pumping!

Seth:

No comment.

Brandi:

Moving things to a more serious note...would you tell our readers what you were doing the night you met Lyndi?

Seth:

I was on a job for my bosses, the three Angels of Death. As a Death Worker, it was my duty to make sure deaths occurred according to my bosses' visions and then to transport the newly released souls to the waiting area.

That night started no differently than the countless others--at least until Lyndi exploded onto the scene with her temper and potty mouth cranked to max. She drew me in without even realizing it, and I--

Brandi:

Whoa, whoa, whoa. We don't want to give away too much, Seth.

Seth:

Sorry.

Brandi:

Well, Seth, I don't want to keep you much longer. I know you're busy, but before you go, can you sum up why readers will like hearing yours and Lyndi's story, especially when there are so many great books out there?

Seth:

Easy...Lyndi. She is the most incredible woman I've ever known. She's passionate. She's funny. She's sexy as hell. Who couldn't fall in love with someone so vivacious and full of life?

She has dark scars in her past, but she never let tragedy rule her. Was it any wonder I was so...Tempted?

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Reviews:

"If you're looking for a read with evolved characters, depth, and let's face it, seriously hot sex, this is the book for you." ~Denise, Happily Ever After Reviews



"In her latest book Tempted, Brandi Evans takes the age-old battle between the pleasure of the flesh and the soul to erotic heights.." ~ Tammy Elizabeth Southin, The Pen & Muse Reviews



"The heat was divine and more than hot enough for avid eros readers…" ~Megan, Night Owl Reviews



"This story definitely held my interest, with several unexpected turns, including a life-or-death conflict. I really enjoyed reading Tempted, and can easily recommend this to all true romantics looking for happily ever after." ~Mary, Bitten by Books



"Hot, passionate, all consuming heat radiates from Tempted...I enjoyed this quick, fast paced read." ~Brynna, You Gotta Read Reviews

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Author Bio

Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.

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Excerpt

Seth didn’t know which was worse. Spending eternity in hell or working his way out of damnation by becoming a murderer.

Okay, in his defense, he technically wasn’t a murderer, at least not in the terms mortals used. He had, however, been responsible for the termination of more lives than he could count—all in the name of finding redemption. And no, the irony wasn’t lost on him, but at the moment, he didn’t have time to contemplate his penance.

He was on the clock.

Franklin Michaels jogged around the bend. Each footfall brought him closer and closer to Seth.

To death.

With the dropping temperatures, the coastal park in Redemption Harbor, Maine, was all but deserted. Seth was grateful for the privacy. Not because he feared his target might see him—the job was easier if Seth didn’t think of his victims by name—but because this termination necessitated solitude. The target had to die alone. No exceptions.

Why? Because his bosses, the Angels of Death, deemed it so.

Seth’s job wasn’t to question but to do. To fulfill his obligations without emotion and with as little deviation from the plan’s parameters as possible. Simple.

Ha! There was nothing fucking simple about carrying out a person’s death, even a scumbag like this one.

For reasons Seth didn’t understand, this asshole hadn’t been slated for termination two years ago when he’d had his first heart attack, with the coronary Seth would cause tonight being the second. No, fate had allowed him an additional two years of blessed breath. Time to see his daughter get married, to see his son welcome his own child into the world—to rape four more women.

He’d beaten one woman with such animalistic rage she’d    later succumbed to her injuries. Another had died by her own hand when she could no longer withstand the black void he’d punched into her soul.

Seth hovered toward the target. A lone spiritual “touch” was all it would take to send this bastard into a lethal episode of cardiac arrest and straight to hell where he belonged. Seth reached out and—

“Son of a bitch! I’m gonna set a blowtorch to your ass and turn you into a damn sculpture!”

Seth pulled back. Curiosity forced him to turn toward the very angry, very sultry female voice—a strikingly odd combination.

Just off the main road near the park entrance, a woman stood with her back to him, kicking the shit out of the tire of a tiny little hybrid car, white smoke billowing from its engine. Under the soft glow of the streetlight above her, she ran her fingers through long chestnut hair with a hint of auburn undertones, as if she’d spent much of the summer camped out on one of the nearby beaches. No pants protruded from the hem of her dark, calf-length jacket. The skin of those toned legs set off a creamy contrast to her coat—so okay, maybe no long hours spent on the beach.

His mind went wild. What did she wear beneath the jacket? A skirt or dress? What did it look like? Would the material cling to her body like a second skin? Or would it fit loose while still managing to show off her every curve?

Or maybe she wore nothing at all?

Concentrate, he scolded. You’re here on a job.

He turned to his mark, but he was gone.

Damn it. Seth opened his mind, searching out and instantly finding the target. Up the walk, he’d folded himself into the shadows, his dark arousal filling Seth’s being like onions wrapped in ripe gym socks. Beautiful-Potty-Mouth was exactly this animal’s type. A pretty little brunette who was all alone. The Guardian in Seth would be damned if he’d let the fiend hurt her. Not on his watch.

Yet even as the noble notion entered his mind, so did the warning against intervention. Death Code and Angelic Code both forbade intervention in the affairs of mortals, except by Divine Order. Seth had one purpose here tonight. To make sure his target died in the manner his bosses foresaw. No more. No less. To disregard the Code was to risk all hope of ever returning home.

To assure his banishment would indeed be for eternity.

Still, he moved toward his target. It didn’t take a genius to figure out what the other man was doing. Stalking. Dark anger welled up inside Seth’s chest. How was he supposed to sit back while this creep raped and maybe killed an innocent? If Seth killed the target now, before he made his move—

Beautiful-Potty-Mouth turned from the car. Toward Seth. And something happened, something he hadn’t experienced since he’d lost his wings.

His soul stirred.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CROSSING THE LINE by JEN KATEMI (mfm romance)


CROSSING THE LINE

by Jen Katemi

Evernight Publishing

Erotic Romance - Ménage (MFM)




CROSSING THE LINE is an Evernight Editor’s Pick!



BLURB



Love is always a risk…but some decisions in this dangerous game come with consequences.



Tam

I’d do anything to keep my wife Julia happy…until her proposal for a sexy ménage tryst threatens everything I thought I knew about us, and our relationship.



Julia

I adore my husband Tam, but in this dangerous high-stakes game am I risking too much for the future of our marriage?



Dominic

Tragedy took my wife and left me in a shattered mess. I’ve been running from commitment ever since, until Tam and Jules reach out. There’s no denying the chemistry that flares between us, but has our night of kinky threesome sex pushed us just that little bit too far?



Sex. Love. Marriage. A ménage gamble puts everything on the line.





EXCERPT



Darcy holds out a beckoning hand toward Tam. “I’m not taking your place, man, I promise. Tonight is about Jules and her needs, but it’s also about you. Come here.”

“I…” Tam swallows, takes a tiny step toward us and stops.

Both of you, Thomas.” Hearing Darcy use Tam’s real name like that is a bit of a shock. Especially when he utters the words in that gruff, slightly husky voice that rolls right over my skin. I shiver and watch Tam carefully for his response. No one calls him Thomas anymore, except me when we’re in the midst of an argument. How will he react? Does he also feel this same strange connection to Darcy that I do?

“Come on, man.” There’s a coaxing edge to Darcy’s tone now. “Let’s put the real world out of our heads, for the next few hours at least. This is about the three of us, no one else, and this here hotel room is now our world. Nothing else matters, and in here, anything goes, as long as it’s consensual.” He gestures again for Tam to join us. “Consensual by all three of us. It has to be that way. Or not at all.”

The silence is thick, as if charged with unspoken excitement. The gentle hum of the heating unit pushes at the edges of my awareness and I almost laugh. I doubt the steady flow of warm air is necessary, given the emotional heat raising the temperature in the room.

After a moment, my husband nods and then he’s suddenly there in front of us, grabbing me back out of Darcy’s now loosened embrace and leaning in for a kiss of his own.

Whoa! Where did that come from, husband?

Tam’s kiss is fierce, almost punishing, and the most passionate one he’s delivered in at least the past three or four years. It is so different to Darcy’s gentle quest. Tam’s lips, his tongue, his whole mouth devours mine, until my brain switches off and all I can do is feel, and lust, and need.

I need this. I need him. I need them both.


AUTHOR BIO



Jen Katemi (aka Jennifer Lynne) writes short contemporary romance, sometimes sensual, often erotic, and occasionally with paranormal elements. When she’s not writing, Jen is working in the admin day job, looking after the family, pampering various cats, and trying to find a smidgen of time for her husband. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Jen is published as Jennifer Lynne with Red Sage and formerly with Breathless Press. More recently she embarked on an indie journey with the publication of her popular GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing.

CROSSING THE LINE is her debut title with Evernight Publishing, and her debut title as Jen Katemi. A match made in heaven!

Want to connect with Jen? She loves to hear from readers and fellow book lovers. She can be contacted via her website & blog, or sign up for her e-newsletter to be in the running for regular giveaways, and never miss a new release.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

WORLD BUILDING CLASS from Author Catherine Peace



Ever read a book and wonder how the author created such an incredible, engrossing world? Do you want to BE that author?

Writing is a lot more than just Characters + Dialogue + Action = End. For genre writers especially, worldbuilding is a critical skill that will help you create a world that jumps off the page and into your reader’s mind.

How do you get there?

Where do you start?

Worldbuilding is one of the most intimidating aspects of the writing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In Why Worldbuilding (is the Secret Ingredient): The Complete Beginner’s Guide, Catherine Peace, author of books like Gemini—a science fiction romance featuring a universe built around giant cats, Chuck Norris facts, and aliens galore—will guide you on the journey from creating bland settings to vibrant, believable worlds for your characters and stories to inhabit.

Starting October 16, you'll get your chance to learn about one of the hardest and most rewarding parts of the writing process: Worldbuilding. Using examples from some of science fiction and fantasy's best known worlds, you'll gain the tools and insight you need to create your own.

Once you’ve gone through the course, you should be able to:

·         Understand worldbuilding’s importance and function in your story

·         Utilize the building blocks that will guide you through building your world

·         Calculate the air speed velocity of an unladen European swallow (this is not true; I suck at math)

·         Seamlessly weave your worldbuilding elements into your story

Over the five-week course, we’ll explore some of storytelling’s lushest worlds—from Westeros to Hogwarts with a few unexpected stops in-between—and break them down into easily digestible concepts you can use to beef up your stories and give them the punch that will set them apart. BAM!

Put on your apron, grab your chef’s hat, and join me at my website in October!

***REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 15***

*Course details: You will get out of this course exactly what you put into it. It will use a ton of examples from abovementioned famous books and my own writing, and there will be some homework involved. (Don’t worry, I’m not grading anything.) I will always be happy to answer your questions.  

Not a writer? You can still get plenty out of Why Worldbuilding! LARPers and RPG enthusiasts alike can use the course to brush up on worldbuilding skills!

Course schedule
Each class is $30, or you can complete the set for $130

Week One – Intro to Worldbuilding: What is it? And why should I do it?

o   Covers:
October 16

§  What worldbuilding is and what it isn’t

§  Worldbuilding and your setting: Houston, I think we have a                problem.


             October 18

§  Worldbuilding and your characters: Who am I and how did I get here?

§  Worldbuilding and your plot: What does this button do?


 October 20

§  Worldbuilding and your genre: We go together like....

§  Worldbuilding and your story: A mechanic without his tools is just a tool.



Week Two – The Basics: What you need to know and why you need to know it.

o   Covers:

October 23

§  Know your genre.

o   You can mix and match in a thousand different ways, but you need to understand what makes genres, genres.

§  Know your story.

o   Plotters will likely have most everything nailed down. Pantsers need to have a working knowledge of their story - some beginning, mushy middle, vague end. Your world affects it all.

October 25

§  Know your (character's) role in your plot.

o   Basic plots & how your genre shapes them and your characters.

                       October 27

§  Know your characters.

o   Whether you know enough to fill out a dating profile or volumes of biography, you should at least know 3 things: A name, a role, and a goal

Week Three – Playing God, pt 1: The Building Blocks of Civilization

o   Covers:
October 30

§  Family

o   The Family (or lack thereof) Unit

o    What do we eat? When do we eat? …Do we eat?

o    Where do I live?

o   Gender roles & Familial bonds

§  Love and Sex

o   Sex and sexuality

o    What is Love?

                        November 1

§  Science, History, Religion

o   Science and advancement—is it even allowed?

o   How is history recorded?

o   Religion, mythology, philosophy, factions, and cults

o   Doctor, Doctor: your physician and you

o   Education: Who gets to learn stuff?

                               November 3

§  Culture at Large

o   Language! (Bonus: Hilarious profanity, colloquial sayings, blasphemy)

o    Transportation: Hoof it, drive it, fly (on) it? How do you get where you need to go?

o   Authorities and vagabonds: Who's in charge here? Should they be?

o   Power dynamics: Who has it and who wants it?

o   When Harry Hates Sally: cultural clashes (Bonus: How we wage war and why it matters)

o   Fashion: You’re wearing WHAT?

o   Currency and economic system: I need stuff, you have stuff, how do we trade?

o   What do I live in?: How architecture tells its own story


Week Four – Playing God, pt. 2: Constructing Your World

o   Covers
November 6

§  History lessons: you don't have to know it all, but you have to know enough to be dangerous.

November 8

§  How boned is your world?: Man’s inhumanity to man, nature, God, and you.

o        Radioactivity, weird-ass seasons, crazy weather? WE GOT IT ALL!

§  How hard does your world bite back?: The flora and fauna and beasties that make the world an interesting and dangerous and scary.

o        Here be Dragons, Magic Zombies, Strange Fruit, and more!

                            November 10

§  What in the actual world(s): Stuff. Thangs. What’s where, why, how?

o        Where you’re from and what it says about you

o        Culture, language, and tradition

o        Technology—Regardless of genre, technology is an important aspect of any society

o        Geography—Not just a category on Jeopardy!

o        Seats of Power

Week Five – Weaving the Tapestry: How does it all come together?

o   Covers
November 13

§  Avoiding the infodump: As you know, Bob, it’s a novel, not a history lesson.

                           November 15

§  How much does your reader actually need to know?


    November 17

§  Showing vs. Telling: AKA the reason the Song of Ice and Fire books are soooooooo loooooooooooooooooooong

§  Clever inclusions

Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories. When not being a slave to the people in her head, she’s a slave to two adorable dogs.