Wow! What a Téa Time Treat today. Ruby's Fantasy releases today. Don't you love the cover!
From Cathleen Ross comes a naughty-but-nice story about the fun one can have playing dress-up.
When Ruby follows up a distress call from her twin, she is plunged into her sister’s sexy secret life. Here she meets the gorgeous Jake Steele, who awakens the passionate nature she has always suppressed. But now that she’s discovered the delights of love, will she be able to return to the small town life she had before?
Here's an excerpt ...
Ruby slipped her foot from his lap. When she moved the delicate straps of her nightgown slid from her shoulders so that the fabric revealed the curves of her breasts just above her nipples.
His eyebrows rose. ‘Stay just like that. I’m going to distract you from what happened downstairs. I'm going to take any fear you have away.’ He rose from the chair and moved between her legs.
Her heart was pounding with excitement, desire and trepidation. She’d never been reckless in her life, yet his closeness brought on a sexual rush that she couldn't control. She’d never had a quick fling but she was in Emerald’s place and if ever she was going to find out what it was like to really let go, she’d find out with Jake. Then once she sorted out her sister’s problems, she’d go back to her small accountancy practice in the mountains. Jake would have fun. She’d have fun. There’d be no hurt feelings. Sure. She never normally thought this way, but she was in a different place and state of mind. This was the big city.
Jake leant over her so that she wrapped her legs around his waist while he planted kisses on the tender skin where her shoulder met her neck and she wriggled.
Already her nipples tingled and when she put her arms around his back, the sensation of her nipples rubbing through silk against his hard chest was so intense she could barely draw breath.
When his hand moved lower he cupped her backside, pulling her close so that she could feel him straining against his jeans. He wanted her. She widened her legs and rolled her hips, rubbing herself against him.
‘I need you,’ she said.
‘You’ll get all of me. That’s a promise, but this is going to be all about you.’
Ruby froze. What did he mean? She’d never had an orgasm with a man. That was the problem. ‘Jake…I…’
‘Shh. Don't talk. Just enjoy.’ He planted a hot kiss on her lips before taking control, by nipping her bottom lip so that she opened to his urgent demands. His tongue teased hers, dancing over the tip, testing, titillating before he crushed her to him so that her body moulded against his, releasing her only enough to kiss down her neckline to her silk-clad breasts. ‘You are so beautiful. So perfect.’
The word ravishment came to mind. She’d seen it on old-fashioned movies like when Rhett Butler had taken Scarlett in Gone with the Wind, but she’d never thought that kind of thing was real.
It was real.
Ruby's fantasy is available from Amazon, Escape Publishing and all good e-tailers!
About the author
Cathleen Ross likes to write about the quirky side of life. She loves writing erotic short stories. Psychic Sex and Shift into Pleasure are two of her Harlequin Spice Brief releases. Psychic Sex was included in the Naughty Bits Anthology. Love, lust and Lies is her first Escape Publishing release. When she's not writing for Harlequin, she's working on her Forbidden Fantasy self-published series.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.cathleenross.com
Email address for readers: firstname.lastname@example.org
A twilight touch today from Linda Lee Williams! Don't you just love that cover?
Sisters of the Night
Emaline Hoffbrau is a beautiful hybrid-vampire. Having lost Ambrose Slater, her former love, to a regular woman, Emaline doubts she’ll ever find that “special someone” again. Then the charming Garrett Thompson enters her life and turns her world upside-down. Can Garrett accept what Emaline is? Or will he break her heart in a different way?
Juliana Slater is gorgeous, arrogant, and manipulative. She’s married to Chad Browning, her cousin Ambrose’s best friend and a regular man. After loving Juliana for years, Chad is not so sure he wants to be under her control anymore. Then a tragedy occurs that changes everything. But can the two of them forgive each other and learn to trust again?
Gretchen Eberhardt is living with Bertram Fulbright, a sexy vampire and reputed “ladies’ man.” To complicate matters, he’s slept with her closest friends, Emaline and Juliana. Although Gretchen and Bert share a powerful relationship, can a vampire couple find lasting love together? Or will Bert forsake Gretchen for a regular woman one day?
Sisters of the Night is available on Amazon
Linda Lee Williams writes “contemporary romances with a paranormal twist.” After moving to Denver from Chicago, she taught writing classes at Arapahoe Community College and formed a writers group. Recently, she teamed up with her husband Tim—the artist that illustrated her book covers—to publish her novels on Amazon.
An outdoor enthusiast, Linda enjoys hiking, biking, and birding. She loves critters of all kinds, domestic or wild. During her journeys, she’s called Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado home. Wherever she roams, she draws inspiration from her surroundings.
Where to find Linda ....
THE PROTEA BOYS has just been listed on Goodreads as a print copy giveaway! So don't miss out!
The Protea Boys is an Australian falling for the boss story with a twist or two - firstly the boss is a woman ... The Boys have had some terrific reviews. You can read snippets here or on Goodreads and Amazon.
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Georgie can run but she can't hide from the man who stalks her dreams and throws her ordered life into a tailspin.
Emotional entanglement is not on Georgie Martin's to do list. She has turned her back on her sophisticated Sydney lifestyle, determined to renovate her parents old flower farm and her shattered ego. However, the challenges prove more than she bargained for until a madcap scheme comes to fruition and the Protea Boys are born. The team of efficient, well-tapered six-packs solve her farming problems, but their leader presents a different kind of challenge - their first spark of attraction ignites a passion she cannot ignore.
Tom Morgan likes his women "pretty and entertaining," not "efficient and driven," but the threat of being co-opted as a wine waiter or worse, chef in his brother's restaurant encourages him to take up what he sees as the highly amusing challenge of managing the Protea Boys. It is the perfect distraction while he waits for a new assignment - or so he thinks until he realizes he has found the one woman he cannot run away from.
Years after leaving Cayman because of her notorious serial killer mother, Angel Mason returns as an inspector on the police force. On the twentieth anniversary of her mother’s capture, someone is murdered in the same manner as her mother’s victims.
To complicate matters more, Angel’s old flame, Bren McDougal, is assigned to help her with capturing the killer, and soon it’s undeniably clear that the passion between them is hotter than ever.
As the killer repeats her mother’s deadly pattern, Angel must face the terrifying truth she’d been hiding for twenty years.
What people are saying
“Elke Feuer skillfully keeps you guessing in this twisty-turny romantic suspense story about a Cayman investigator tracking a copycat killer-one imitating the crimes of a her own serial-killer mother. Suspenseful and satisfying!” ~ Francine LaSala, author of The Girl, the Gold Tooth, & Everything.
Angel Mason sat on the edge of her bed and squished the thick caramel carpet between her toes, assurance the deadly grip of another nightmare was gone.
On the nightstand her phone vibrated, startling her. It was Dustin Williams, Chief Superintendent. The time, 6:30 a.m., flashed in red from her clock. She cleared her throat and prayed there was no trace of the bottle of vodka she’d finished off the night before in her voice.
“Dead body at Galleon Bay.” He never minced words.
“Some tourist die in their sleep?”
“No, looks like she was murdered.”
Brittle silence hung in the air as the words echoed in her mind like a broken record.
“I’ll be there in half an hour,” she stammered.
“Good, I want this dealt with quickly. There hasn’t been a tourist murdered on the island since…”
“Since Meredith,” she finished for him.
“Yeah, and we remember how that turned out,” he said dryly.
The phone imprinted her hand as she squeezed it. No one had forgotten how it turned out, least of all her—no matter how hard she tried.
“I want you to collect the evidence,” Williams said.
“What? Why?” She didn’t normally question his decisions, but she hadn’t worked in forensics since she had been promoted to inspector.
“You’re the most experienced scene of crime officer we have.”
“I’ll take care of it, sir,” Angel assured him.
“Johnson, Sanchez, and Ebanks are already there controlling the traffic and crowd,” he said, his voice sounding miles away.
The phone went dead without a goodbye, not that she expected one. He didn’t converse beyond necessity, but she never took it personally. He was like that with everyone.
She went to the bathroom, took out the bottle of painkillers on the second shelf of the cabinet on the wall, and downed two.
As the pills made their way to her queasy stomach, she searched the cloud in her head for how she had gotten to bed last night. Leftover Chinese and drifting to sleep during the nightly news in a vodka-induced haze was all she remembered.
Horrifying screams and blood splattered across her hand paraded before her, remaining trickles from her dream, and the smell of blood filled her nose.
“No!” She gripped the edges of the porcelain sink to steady herself and clear her mind of the images. Her dreams were becoming more frequent and the vivid details lingering long after she awoke.
She let out the breath she was holding and splashed cold water on her face. The reflection in the mirror was an unwanted reminder that she couldn’t escape her heritage or the history that came with it, and there was nothing she could do about it.
Once she showered and got dressed, she pulled her hair into a ponytail. She walked down the short beige corridor to the living room and grabbed her keys off the hook on the wall. The cool morning air blew against her makeup-free face when she opened the door. She inhaled the salty air, and watched the sun peaking over the horizon of the ocean. They calmed her nerves as she made her way down the stairs and to her car. Starting the engine, she pulled out of the parking lot and towards the hotel where Meredith, her mother, had worked before she was arrested for murdering the guests.
Welcome to Australia, Jane! I dying to hear about The Right Side of Mr Wrong ... the shoes had me from the moment I saw them!
Thanks for having me on your blog today Téa, it’s a great place to be! I think this is my first Australian blog stop ever!
Today I thought I’d talk about Edgerton Manor, the (imaginary) setting for The Right Side Of Mr Wrong...
The inspiration for Edgerton Manor came about by accident. I’m in UK, and one summer we were traveling from Derbyshire where we live to my mum-in-law’s house down in Dorset. We were intending to visit some gardens half way to break the four hour journey but unfortunately we got caught up in a summer festival traffic jam. So we changed our plans, took a diversion, and ended up instead at a small stately home in the Cotswolds called Snowshill Manor.(http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor)
Originally, I’d intended to set the novel in a Scottish castle, but as the story developed Brando needed to nip back and forth to London, and Scotland was too far away for this. Then I remembered our lovely afternoon at Snowshill, and realised the Cotswolds with it’s honey coloured stone, its green undulating landscape and it’s fast routes to London would provide the perfect backdrop for Brando. The kind of rambling country house you find in the Cotswolds somehow fitted the characters and story much better than an isolated castle too. I settled on sash windows, dreamed up an orangerie, ordered a ballroom, tossed in the perfect parkland setting, grabbed a treelined driveway, and Edgerton Manor was born! I hope you enjoy reading about it!
Now I'm even more fascinated those pink shoes in an orangerie ... I'm off to pick up a copy! Thanks for popping Down Under!
The Right Side Of Mr Wrong by Jane Linfoot
Published by Harper Impulse, release date 6th March, currently an ebook
One-off, moving on sex wasn’t meant to be this hot…
When determined singleton Shea Summers is persuaded to become the “wife” of the Lord of Edgerton Manor, the last thing she wants to do is play house with a stranger.
Brooding playboy Brando Marshall, is far from happy when Shea turns up at his sprawling estate with production crew in tow. Surely she’s just another woman after his wallet? And if she’s looking for Mr Right, she’s definitely hitting on the wrong guy. Then again, after catching an unscheduled glimpse of her knickers, perhaps Brando needs to teach this “gold-digger” a lesson!
She’s seizing the moment, he’s breaking the rules, and when bad boys can be so much fun, who can resist getting on the right side of Mr. Wrong... AMAZON BUY LINKS: UK | US | Aus
Jane Linfoot writes fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge.
She lives in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where her family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos – happily, they are in walking distance of a supermarket. She enjoys writing romance because it means she gets to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. She loves hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When she’s not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, she’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
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Drum Roll ... today's treat is TWO FOR ONE the new book
by Ann B Harrison.It's the first book in a series of four entitled THE CLUB.
Here's the cover ... and some news about
Book Two, Three and Four
Phew! HOT! Just wait until you hear about the rest of the series...
Book Two, FIGHTER BOY - releases around April 18th tells the story of Ryan, the youngest brother and Teddy.
Book Three, HELL RAISER - release around May 23rd and I've been sworn to secrecy ... this is the one I'm waiting for!
Book Four, BAD PENNY is also a secret, I have no idea about this one and there's no release date as yet! Ann's such a tease! In the meantime here's the blurb for TWO FOR ONE ....
and if you scroll down a bit further you'll find an excerpt ...oh and the buy link!
Nothing is going Lizzie’s way. Her sex life is unsatisfying, her job sucks and she has more debt than she needs thanks to her loser brother. Against her better judgment, she lets her best friend sign her up to be auctioned off at a high-rolling venue called The Club. Agreeing to a weekend of adventurous sex with a stranger is one thing, but being bought by the brothers who own The Club means Lizzie is up for a weekend beyond her wildest fantasies.
Ryan and Lizzie hit it off, in bed and out, but it’s his quiet brother, Trace, that has her heart pounding and her panties in a twist. But is Lizzie what Trace needs? Having been burned before, will he take a chance on what his heart is telling him or trust his instincts and send her home after their weekend is over?
Has that got your attention? Here's the excerpt!
“That can’t be legal, surely. And even if it was, no. No way am I going to let you auction me off to the highest bidder for a weekend of sex.” Lizzie sat stunned on the couch, her gaze on Bel.
“Do you have a better idea? There is no way you can lay your hands on that sort of money in a hurry anywhere else, not unless you become a drug mule or something totally gross.” Bel pouted her lips in distaste.
“And being sold for sex isn’t on your gross-out meter?”
“No, of course not. Sex is natural anyway, and you’re always complaining you never get anything worth talking about. Why not use your God-given charms to earn a decent living. It’s not like you have to do it all the time, but this auction is a big deal.” Bel ran a finger down a long, slim leg, feigning disinterest, and then looked up with a smile. “All the high rollers come out to play, and there are some very hot guys amongst them too, I might add.”
“Have you done it, sold yourself I mean?” Lizzie clasped her hands in her lap.
“Once or twice. I make enough money running the bar, but how do you think I got this flash condo? I needed a deposit and my boss’s said it was fine.”
Lizzie licked her lips and blinked rapidly.
“Ooh, you’re thinking about it.” Bel laughed and clapped her hands.
“I can’t think about it, look at me. Who in their right frigging mind would pay for sex with me?” She self-consciously tucked a lank strand of hair behind her ear.
“Let me get the guys to do a makeover for you. Allen is always asking if he can get his hands on you.” Bel rested her chin on her hand and watched Lizzie.
“But I can’t let him do me over. I just can’t.”
“Why not? Come on, Lizzie. There is no one out there with better taste than Allan. Let him have a go, please? I’ll even advance you the makeover cash.”
Lizzie sat twisting her hands together while her mind raced. “I don't feel comfortable anyone seeing me looking like this. Those makeover guys are so trendy and I'm not.”
“Exactly why I want them to work on you.”
“How much money are we talking about making here?” She risked a quick glance at Bel, kicking herself when she saw the satisfied smile on her girlfriends face.
“I got twelve-thousand dollars the first time and nine the last. A fresh face always brings in more money though.”
“But even with the right clothes, I know I wouldn’t look as good as you do.”
“I hate the way you don’t have any confidence, honey. Just let me call Allan, please? You don’t have to put in for the auction just yet. You have a couple of days to think about it, although I think you should just dive in with both feet.”
“Yeah, you would. I though, am just a little bit more cautious than you are. What if I get a weirdo who wants all kinds of kink, or someone whose idea of a good time is hurting me?” Evil thoughts were now racing through her mind as to why this wasn’t such a good idea.
“I can tell you for a fact no one will hurt you. My boss runs an elite club with clients who have tastes…how shall I say…a little different to those a normal escort agency provides for. Their lifestyles don’t allow them to explore their needs the same way most people would in a normal relationship, hence the Club’s service. They are all vetted and known to Trace, my boss. He makes them pay a huge bond, and if any of the girls get so much as a bruise they lose it and she gets a bonus. But hey, a bit of kink may be what you want anyway. You set the rules at the very start.” Bel smiled and raised an eyebrow at Lizzie. “Here is your chance to try out all of your wildest dreams.”
What do you think? TWO for ONE releases TODAY!
Ann swears she was born with a book in her hands and has never put it down. A lifelong love of reader has finally culminated in achieving her dream of writing...and publication.
She lives in the beautiful Hunter Valley with her own handsome hero of many years. Ann has always loved the ups and downs of life in small communities and she shares this with readers in her rural romances.
Strong sexy heroines with a good dash of sass thrown in feature in her stories. Of course these women need an equally strong hero. Bring on the outback hero and watch the passion ignite.
When not writing Ann enjoys reading, gardening, walking her very large dog Hugo and fighting with her computer.
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STOP PRESS: TREE CHANGE, THE PROTEA BOYS and A WINNING STREAK ebooks are discounted 50% on Smashwords until March 8th.
Will the path of true love incur the wrath of the virgin Goddess Artemis?
Georgie can run but she can't hide as the sparks fly and bushfire threatens...
Forced to choose between the man she loves and the life she wants...
Can you remember that feeling as a kid at Christmas when you could see all the presents under the tree and all you wanted to do was to touch them?
I'm suffering from that right now!
As of today my three Australian contemporary romances are available in print and I haven't got one in my hot little hand yet!
Please Mister Postman, look and see,
If there's a parcel,
A parcel for me ...
(with apologies to Brian Holland, The Carpenters, The Beatles et al!)
In the meantime, may I present TREE CHANGE, THE PROTEA BOYS and PASSIONFRUIT & POETRY now available in print or digitally!
Eve Devon’s ‘Her Best Laid Plans’ (contemporary romance)
Zara Stoneley’s ‘Love is a Four Letter Word’ (erotic romance).
Look out for the deets for TWO GIVEAWAYS via Rafflecopter and using the comments section on this blog at the end of the post.
‘HER BEST LAID PLANS’
by Eve Devon
The Totally Perfect Life Plan of Amanda Gray
Step 1 – Take total control of own destiny and avoid getting too wrapped up in the details.
Step 2 – Definitely do NOT kiss gorgeous bad-boy businessman who doesn't know how to live life without scheduling it six months in advance, even if he is absolutely irresistible.
Step 3 – Don't even THINK of accompanying him to London as his PA to enjoy steamy encounters in a metropolitan paradise.
Step 4 – Absolutely, positively, whatever you do- do NOT fall in love with him…
Available from AMAZON or click here for other retailers.
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‘LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD’
by Zara Stoneley
Take one tough guy who thinks possession is nine-tenths of the misery law.
Mix generously with a land dispute and a whole lotta lust….
And what have you got?
Sometimes being bad can be just too good to miss.
Available from AMAZON or click here for other retailers.
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Question 1: What is Amanda’s brother (Jared’s best friend) called?
Question 2: What is Georgie’s step-mother called?
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All correct entries will be put into the grand draw for the Goodie Bag. Winners will be announced on March 6th HERE
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Leave your best four letter word (no profanity, please) to describe reading contemporary romance in the comments section and a winner will be chosen to receive an iBooks Voucher for a HarperImpulse title (please note if your first choice is not available you may have to pick another!). The winner of today’s competition will be posted at the end of the blog hop on 6th March. Only ONE iBooks voucher is available each day, if the Blog Hop is visiting more than one blog then ALL entries for the day, from all participating blogs, will be entered into the daily competition.
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