Wednesday, December 10, 2014

3 Desert Sheikhs. 3 Captive Brides TAKEN BY THE SHEIKH #MFRWauthor

 

Three desert Sheikhs. Three captive brides…
Bound by duty to honor their father’s dying wish, three royal brothers must marry their destined brides… by whatever means necessary…
Release date
25th December 2014
 
 
 Book 1: Hostage to the Sheikh ~ Mel Teshco
 
Book 2: The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride ~ Christina Phillips
 
Book 3: Sold to the Sheikh ~ Cathleen Ross
 
 Read Chapter One of The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Christmas Giveaway! Win a Kindle Paperwhite + 6 Hot New Releases!





Hop over to the Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains FB page to enter this fabulous contest! One of the hot new releases is my TAKEN BY THE SHEIKH, the box set with Cathleen Ross and Mel Teshco, and which has its official release date of 25th December :-)


Three desert Sheikhs. Three captive brides…

Bound by duty to honor their father’s dying wish, three royal brothers must marry their destined brides… by whatever means necessary…



Read Chapter One of The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride

Book 1: Hostage to the Sheikh ~ Mel Teshco   Book 3: Sold to the Sheikh ~ Cathleen Ross

Monday, December 01, 2014

Cover Reveal! TAKEN BY THE SHEIKH Box Set #MFRWauthor


Three desert Sheikhs. Three captive brides…

Bound by duty to honor their father’s dying wish, three royal brothers must marry their destined brides… by whatever means necessary…

Release date
25th December 2014



Book 1: Hostage to the Sheikh ~ Mel Teshco
 
Sheikh Shahzad Salah al Din doesn’t have time for hearts and flowers, not when his parents’ bodies are barely even cold in their graves and his country, Omana, is on the brink of revolt. He has to secure peace by honoring a long ago arrangement to make English rose, Lexi Galvin, his wife. The trouble is strong-willed Lexi isn’t aware of her royal Arab lineage let alone her destiny. There is only one way Shahzad can guarantee she will be his queen … and he isn’t above using force to get it.

Book 2: The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride ~ Christina Phillips

In order to secure a powerful alliance for his country, Khalid has no choice but to marry a neighboring princess. It’s not what he wants, but duty must come before pleasure. Yet when he meets the beautiful Sanura he changes his mind… only to discover the virgin in his bed is not his destined bride.

Read Chapter One of The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride

Book 3: Sold to the Sheikh ~ Cathleen Ross

He’d paid a fortune for his bride and he was determined to collect, whether she liked it or not.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Lust at First Sight #MySexySaturday Bad Boy Heroes Coming Soon


Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! This week it's all about a sexy first. So I thought I'd share seven paragraphs of the first meeting between the hero and heroine of my upcoming Brazen from Entangled Publishing. I don't have a title or release date for this book yet but it's smoking hot and super sexy :-)

Jackson Grayson is from the wrong side of town. Scarlett Ashford's family own a powerful media empire. Their 'strictly business' date escalates into a steamy one night stand. But one night is not enough for either of them...



The man standing before her, taking up more space than any mortal had any right to, was over six feet tall with muscles that filled out his black tee to the point of indecency. Her mouth dried as she dragged her fascinated gaze up from his biceps and saw his stubble darkened jaw. A part of her mind registered there was a sardonic smile on his lips, but she was in no state to question it. She was still reeling from the impact of seeing Jackson Grayson in the flesh.
He was built. And he was devastating. But she already knew that from the gossip at work. It was the reason why she’d made the appointment. But even so, she hadn’t counted on him being so perfectly right for her purposes.
“I’ll leave you to it then,” the girl said. Scarlett had completely forgotten about her. She tried not to stare at Jackson’s messy black hair that brushed his shoulders. How would it feel to drag her fingers through that windswept mass?
“Yeah. Thanks, Ella.”
Even his voice dripped with sin. Dark and dangerous with a hint of deadly menace. Strange darts of pleasure stirred in places they had no business stirring. God, she was more turned on than she’d been in ages, and they hadn’t even touched yet.
The click of the door shutting behind her cut through her lustful thoughts. This was crazy. She was here on business. Ruthlessly she pulled up her years of exclusive boarding school education, where she’d learned to hide real emotions behind a cool fa├žade.
She stepped toward him and held out her hand. “Scarlett Ashford.”

  
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Smoldering Excerpt of INTIMATE DETAILS by @tinadonahue #Giveaway!

It's my great pleasure to welcome Tina Donahue today, to help celebrate the release of Intimate Details. Don't forget to enter Tina's fab contest below!





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Blurb:

As a computer hacker, she demands justice.
As a woman, she craves two powerful and commanding men.

Shana’s been hacking one of Manhattan’s most corrupt executives, making him pay for what he’s done to his victims. Using her skills, she convinces Mike and Cody to hire her at their intelligence-gathering firm, where intimate details help their clients.
Never has Mike met a woman as delicious as Shana. Smart as hell, curvy and assured, she’d be a delightful challenge in bed. Cody’s carnal hunger is equally intense. He and Mike want to know everything about her.
She won’t divulge the secrets of her past. All she can offer is unquenchable desire and her heart.
During weeks of shameless lust and pleasure, Mike and Cody peel away the layers of Shana’s life. The stunning truth changes everything. They’ll do all that they can to keep her safe…and in their arms.

 Adult Excerpt



Shana sucked her bottom lip.
Leaning closer to her, Mike murmured, “Is that a yes?”
Against her better judgment, Shana nodded faintly. She’d send them in the opposite direction of her place then hop on the subway and go home.
Her stomach growled again.
Straightening, Mike brought something up on his phone and handed the device to her. “That menu’s from an all-night deli not too far from here. Decide what you want and I’ll call the order in.”
Shana resisted the urge to sniff his phone to see if it smelled like him. On unsteady legs, she followed him and Cody out of the suite to the bank of gold elevators. Mottled black marble graced the floors and walls of the expansive hall. Art Deco chandeliers rained gentle light on them and the numerous plants. Cody stood to her left, Mike to her right.
She pretended to read the menu. The words swam in front of her. Mike and Cody’s proximity, size and heavenly scents overwhelmed.
The elevator dinged. Her heart jumped. She entered the roomy space, its walls and ceilings lined with gold-flecked mirrors.
Cody and Mike studied her reflection in the glass.
She did the same with them.
After pressing the button for the lobby, Mike inclined his head to the phone. “Anything look good?”
Shana had forgotten about the menu. The elevator’s display showed the floors ticking down. Each whooshing sound marked him and Cody getting closer to taking her where they thought she lived. Them trying to find out more about her that they shouldn’t. Perspiration ran down the back of Shana’s neck and between her breasts. She looked from Mike to Cody then back.
Mike smiled. “What?”
She moved into him without meaning to, her arms wreathed around his neck, her free hand pushing his head toward her. He smelled of coffee and need. Their lips touched. His silky and warm, his cheeks deliciously rough.
A surge of something Shana had never experienced rolled through her. Moaning at the intense pleasure, she brushed her mouth over his and slipped her tongue inside. Wet heat greeted her, tasting clean and fresh. Her knees sagged, bumping his.
Mike wrapped his arm around her waist and hauled her close, his rigid cock snuggled against her cunt. He buried his fingers in her hair, holding her still so she couldn’t get away.
Shana had no thought of escape. She melted into him.
They kissed noisily, their movements too eager. Elbows and shoulders bumped the walls in their attempt to get closer, to touch as much of each other as they could, her hands roaming his ass, his fondling and squeezing her breasts. When they were both out of breath, Shana pulled her mouth free, stumbled away from him and moved into Cody’s arms.
He backed her against the wall, his body trapping hers as Mike’s had. Cody kissed Shana’s temple and cheek, then the side of her mouth before he got down to business.
She inhaled sharply at his tongue filling her, his hand on her breast, her tightened nipple pressed against his palm. He squeezed gently before getting a little rough, then paused as if to gauge her reaction.
With her hand on his tight ass, Shana pressed him closer, wanting more.
He fondled her for all he was worth and deepened their kiss, his stubble rasping her skin as Mike’s had. The slight irritation fueled Shana’s passion. They kissed until the elevator came to a gentle stop then dinged.
The doors hissed open.
Shana staggered from him, her mouth still wet from his kiss and Mike’s. She’d mussed his hair. Cody’s tie was askew. Backing out of the elevator, she murmured, “Good night.”
Before either of them could respond, Shana turned to flee. No way could she ever come back here.
“Whoa.” Mike grabbed her wrist as he had in the suite.
The guard at the front desk leaned up in his chair. His beer belly hung over his belt. His expression said the security cameras had shown him what had just gone down in the elevator. “Everything okay, Mr. Russo?”
“Is my driver out there?” Mike asked.
The guard craned his neck to see. “Yes sir, he is.”
“Please tell him we’ll be out in a few minutes.”
“Yes sir.”
The middle-aged man hurried outside. Mike held Shana’s wrist gently but firmly. “Good night?”
His lower lip shone with the moisture she’d left on him. Several locks dangled over his forehead. Unable to help herself, Shana eased them back. “I need to go home.”
Mike’s gaze remained lifted to her smoothing his hair. “Yeah, we get that.” Cody had just joined them. Mike spoke quietly. “You’re taking off after what just happened in the elevator?”
She lowered her hand. “It shouldn’t have.”
Cody frowned, his expression a mixture of confusion and disappointment. “Why not? Clearly, we all enjoyed it. You did, right?”
More than anything Shana could recall. Their strength was thrilling and protective, an amazing combination she longed for but couldn’t risk.
Her throat tightened. Tears threatened.
Suddenly, she felt beyond weary and so alone she rested her head against Cody’s shoulder. Stupid, she knew, but Shana couldn’t help herself.
Cody hesitated a moment, then ran his hand down her hair. Mike played with her fingers.
She fought against smiling and crying. Crap, her emotions were all over the place.
“You okay?” Cody murmured.
Shana nodded then shook her head then nodded once more.
“You’re hungry and tired,” Mike said, speaking softly. “You’re not yourself.”
She laughed, unable to stop. “How can you say that? You don’t know me.”
“We want to,” Cody whispered.

Bio




Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.



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Win 3 of Tina’s backlist erotic romances from this list:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11.  Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures
14. Losing Control - Four and a Half Stars - Sensual Reads
15. Shameless Desire - Four and a Half Stars - The Jeep Diva
16. Illicit Intent - Four and a Half Stars - Sensual Reads
17. Deep Within Me - Four Stars - Romantic Times

 

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Decadent Den of Seduction: #SydneyWives Willow #MySexySaturday






Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! Today it's all about a sexy date night and I thought I'd share seven paragraphs of a sexy date that my hero Seb sets up for his heroine, Willow. Seb has been in love with Willow for years, but because of something that happened in the past Willow is determined to keep everything platonic :-)


Willow has loved Seb for as long as she can remember, but he has a past that she can’t handle, so she’s never done anything about it. But to not have him in her life is unthinkable, so  she holds on to him the only way she can – through friendship. Now his writing career is taking off, and Willow finds herself increasingly jealous of his groupies and increasingly unable to keep her feelings to herself.

An unexpected visit leads to an unanticipated kiss – and Seb and Willow end up in her bed. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Willow, but can she trust that Seb wants more than a bit of afternoon delight – and can she trust herself to let go of the past in order to gain a future?









The room was illuminated by dozens of candles. Rose petals were scattered across the carpet and an elusive scent of jasmine perfumed the air. Willow stared, seeing but not quite believing. Seb’s room looked like a decadent den of seduction.

“After you.” His sinfully sexy whisper heightened the sense of unreality thudding through her mind. She licked her dry lips and tried to come up with a witty response but her voice had vanished in shock.

When she remained rooted to the spot he slid his fingers through hers and tugged her into the room before kicking the door shut behind them.

“It’s all about relaxation and letting go of your everyday stresses,” Seb said while his thumb caressed the back of her hand.

She let out a huff of laughter. “Nice try. It looks to me more like a prelude to sex.” Of course it was. The only question was would she go through with it or not?

“No, the sex is optional.” His wicked grin scrambled her senses. Optional? Was he serious? “I’m offering you an ultimate stress reliever tonight and that’s not optional.”

The graphic vision of Seb’s hands on her body filled her mind. No sex? Every guy she’d ever dated couldn’t wait to get to the sex part. Then again she wasn’t dating Seb. How many times did she have to remind herself of that?

 My book, Willow, is the ninth in the continuity of eleven novellas. I had so much fun writing this and I can’t wait until it hits the cyber shelves on 19th February 2015!







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Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Tasty Halloween Treat FORETASTE OF FOREVER Enemies to Lovers #MySexySaturday





As it's almost Halloween I thought I'd share 7 sentences of the very first short story I had published six years ago at Halloween. Foretaste of Forever is a sexy little beast that started life as a recurring dream that haunted me for about five years.

The dream was always the same. Midnight (of course it was midnight!) on a beach, with only the moon for illumination. A dark shadowy man stood facing the raging waves, and a beautiful woman attempted to entice him away.

And the damn dream always finished at the same point - without me having a clue what happened next!

It got to the point where I was thinking about this couple during the day, but for some weird reason it never actually occurred to me to write it down. Not until my CPs dared me to write an erotic romance (something I'd told them I would never do, since it was far too hard... absolutely no pun intended there, of course :-) ) and it hit me this dream was the perfect opportunity to stretch my writing wings.

I wrote their story. And discovered their happy-ever-after. And as soon as that story was written, the dreams stopped.






She ripped the last fastening free and dragged his pants down his muscled legs. “Never forget that.” Her voice was uneven, her heart hammering against her breast.

How could he do this to her, after so many years? She had only to think of him to want him, had only to see him to desire him. And when he teased her, she knew in her heart she would willingly die for him.

If she was only given the chance.





Powerful witch Elyesha finally finds the only man she’s ever loved, the man who deserted her countless years before. But Ben is torn between desire and despair when Elyesha, his only love, discovers his retreat. He abandoned her to save her but how can he resist her seductive embrace when she offers him everything his shattered soul craves?
 
He knows what she wants. But the price is too high. He’ll take what she offers for one last night – but as their erotic encounter unfolds so too does the devastating truth.
 
 
Previously published by The Wild Rose Press in 2008
 
Available from Smashwords  Kindle 
 
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall in Love with the Victorian Era with Samantha Holt ~ Cover Reveals!


Tempting His Mistress
Coming November 10th

What could possibly induce at woman to follow in the footsteps of her mother and further sully her reputation by becoming a mistress?

Lilly Claremont is well used to being at the centre of gossip.  Being the illegitimate child of a rich businessman never failed to titillate the gossips and while she cared little about the wagging tongues she never intended to reinforce their opinions of her by ruining herself completely.

But it seems Lord Hawksley is determined to make the fascinating Lilly his mistress…

Evan has no doubt her bold tongue and beautiful body could keep him entertained for some time. Captivated by her, he must find a way to burn through his desire for her. He cannot marry a woman of such social standing so why not make her his mistress?

After the murder of her father, Lilly is searching for answers and they lead her directly to Lord Hawksley. But will they also lead her to his bed...?





Once Upon a Rake
Coming November 24th

In Victorian England, little Ellie Browning swiftly discovered happy endings did not exist, and rakes were simply rakes. When the man she had adored for years kissed her and left her heartbroken, she resolved to put any dreams of fairy tales aside. 

Seven years later, the widowed Eleanor, Countess of Hawthorne, has returned to England after years of travelling with a few ideas in mind. Firstly, she will continue to be the refined, elegant woman she has learned to be—or at least she shall try her best—and secondly, she will make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than her.  A fine opportunity presents itself when she discovers she is now a part owner of a cotton mill.


But the owner of the mill and the very same rake who had hurt her, has no desire to let a woman interfere with his business, let alone little Ellie Browning. After one of Lucian’s mills succumbed to fire, he’s fighting to save the other and continue his father’s legacy of fine business decisions and accruing wealth.

However, after a series of accidents, it becomes clear someone wishes the mill to close. But who, and why? Forced together to investigate the incidents, they must get past their shared history if they want to save the business. 

If only the growing attraction between them did not prove such a distraction. With things heating up between them, it becomes clear that they are both at risk of getting burned...




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Love at First Sight THE SHEIKH'S MISTAKEN BRIDE Coming Dec 2014 #MySexySaturday







Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! Today I'm going to share 7 sentences of my sexy contemporary romance, The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride. This is the second of three books in an upcoming boxed set Taken by the Sheikh with fabulous fellow Aussie authors Mel Teshco and Cathleen Ross.



Coming in December 2014


Three Desert Sheikhs. Three Captive Brides.



Bound by duty to honor their father's dying wish, three royal brothers must marry their destined brides... by whatever means necessary...

 In order to secure a powerful alliance for his country, Khalid has no choice but to marry a neighboring princess. It's not what he wants, but duty must come before pleasure. Yet when he meets the beautiful Sanura he changes his mind...only to discover the virgin in his bed is not his destined bride...



“Don’t tell me to stop.” His voice was deep and rich, like dark chocolate and smoky whiskey. His fingers inched higher and toyed with her lacy suspender. “I must have you tonight, Sanura.”
             “Yes.” It was a breathy submission. She struggled to recall why she needed him to slow down. 


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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Can you handle the Heat? Secret Confessions: #SydneyWives WILLOW Online Launch!

Hooray! I am beyond excited to finally share all the scandalous details of this scorching new series from Escape Publishing! And what's more - I have a Pre-Order button for my book Willow, which hits the cyber shelves on 19th February 2015! Yes, it's the little things that make me so happy :-)



Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?

Willow has loved Seb for as long as she can remember, but he has a past that she can’t handle, so she’s never done anything about it. But to not have him in her life is unthinkable, so  she holds on to him the only way she can – through friendship. Now his writing career is taking off, and Willow finds herself increasingly jealous of his groupies and increasingly unable to keep her feelings to herself. 

An unexpected visit leads to an unanticipated kiss – and Seb and Willow end up in her bed. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Willow, but can she trust that Seb wants more than a bit of afternoon delight – and can she trust herself to let go of the past in order to gain a future?




You’ve never met housewives as hot as these…
 
SECRET CONFESSIONS: SYDNEY HOUSEWIVES
 
They’re wealthy, beautiful, glamorous – the elite of Sydney society.
But appearances can be deceiving.
And no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.
 
Until now.
 
Eleven brand-new stories from 11 of Australia’s hottest authors, this scandalous, sexy, secretive series uncovers the privileged lives of Sydney’s affluent: their work, their families, their friends, and their men. 
Each story unfolds in real time, revealing the secrets of one housewife at a time. Each is a member of the influential Double Diamond Dinner Club, and each has everything to lose if their fellow members learn of their needs, desires, and bedroom inclinations. 
 
Debuting  6 November, with a new story every fortnight, nothing is hidden, nothing is forbidden – and nothing will ever be the same

Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives throws open the doors to how the other half lives – and loves. 
Consider this your invitation to the most exclusive dinner party in town – Chanel and Louboutins optional. 
 

 


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