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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Saturday, September 27, 2014

A First Taste of THE SHEIKH'S MISTAKEN BRIDE. Coming Soon! #MySexySaturday






Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! I'm back after a bit of a break, and today I'm going to share 7 sentences of my deliciously 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.

Three Desert Sheikhs. Three Captive Brides.

The book is due to be released in December when we'll also be sharing the seriously gorgeous cover! But for now here's a taste of my hero, Khalid, when he first meets his heroine Sanura. Khalid is under the mistaken impression he has just met his betrothed. Bound by duty to honor his father's wishes and secure a powerful alliance for his country, Khalid nevertheless hasn't been looking forward to meeting his future bride. That is until Sanura opens the door...





The startled expression on her face was oddly endearing. “It’s an honor to make your acquaintance, Sanura.”

She didn’t attempt to pull her hand away, and he idly caressed his thumb across her fingers. For such a chaste touch he found it remarkably arousing.

Thank God he would have no reluctance in sharing the matrimonial bed with her. The prospect of siring sons to continue his father’s dynasty no longer loomed like a thundercloud on the horizon.

It would be a pleasure.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Secret Confessions: Sydney Housewives Cover Reveal for WILLOW Friends to Lovers

I'm so excited that finally I can talk about a Secret Project I've been involved in for the last few months with ten other awesome Aussie authors! It's a sexy continuity for Escape Publishing, and here is my cover. Hot, huh!



I got the email inviting me to be a part of this awesome project just hours after sending my last book to my EC editor at 3 am. So I didn't get my usual two day break between books. Actually come to think of it I hardly ever get a two day break between finishing one book and starting the next!

My story, Willow, is the ninth in the continuity, and is slated for release on 19th February 2015.

As soon as we get the okay to share blurbs and more information I'll post it here!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Erotic UF THE SORCERER'S SPELL by @dani_kristoff with Sizzling #Excerpt!

I'm delighted to have the lovely Dani Kristoff on my blog today to help celebrate the release of her first erotic Urban Fantasy, The Sorcerer's Spell.  Welcome Dani, and congratulations!



The delightful Christina Phillips has invited me to share my new release with you. I’m fairly new to the romance genre and this is my first time to have a book release labelled erotica. I always knew it was hot!
The Sorcerer’s Spell is published by HarperCollins Australia under the Impulse digital imprint. It is a sexy, body-switching urban fantasy.

Annwyn goes to bed dreaming of making love with her dead husband and wakes up in the body of another woman, a woman who is having hot sex with Dane, a powerful sorcerer. Her body has been stolen by Nira, a sorceress, who feeds her magical power through sex, the kinkier the better. The curse she laid on Dane turns him into a werewolf every full moon. To complicate matters Dane's werewolf friend Rolf, succumbs to Nira when she temporarily repossess her body, causing jealously and confusion. Time is running out, as soon Dane will be a werewolf forever unless he can break the curse. Rafael from the Collegium of Sorcerers is the only one Dane trusts to help them, but when a wider conspiracy is revealed, it's up to Annwyn and her developing magical powers to save Dane before it's too late. But can she seduce an unwilling werewolf to lure the sorceress into a final confrontation?

Here is a short excerpt where Annwyn ends up in the evil sorceress’ body for the first time.

For what seemed like a long time she floated, tumbling free with no bed, no room, no house around her. Burning in her ears, stomach heaving, and skin screaming, the sensations overwhelmed her. The only constant was those large strong hands, lifting her hips, angling them for the next thrust, hot mouth on her throat, biting without wounding.

Down, down to earth Annwyn plunged. She cried out with the force of the movement, the abrupt arrival. The crease of the sheets stuck into her back. An orange-tinged hue haloed the bed and beyond light and dark waltzed in the corner of the room. 

Screwing her eyes shut, she avoided looking. There was something very wrong in what was happening to her. This was not Thomas’s body on her, in her. She jerked once, sucking in a breath. Then, opening her eyes, she screamed. Screamed like the devil. 

‘What the—’ said a deep voice beside her. She heard him but kept on screaming. He disengaged from her, moved away from her yet remained on the bed. The mattress shifted beneath her as the springs adjusted to the change in weight. She screamed again.

‘Stop that,’ the man said, without a hint of sympathy. ‘You knew the consequences of your actions. You knew where this would lead. You will lift the curse now.’

He grabbed her foot. Annwyn kicked out at him, then curled her body into a ball. Through her light blonde hair, she scanned the room. The sound of paws scratching on wood drew her attention to dogs entering from further down the hall to pace around the bed. Some of them moved to huddle together in the corner. All with yellow eyes, watching her. Maybe not dogs. They were too large for dogs. 

A sob escaped her, a terrified, visceral sob. Then her eyes flicked from one shadow to another. She could not look at the man sitting next to her on the bed. Her gaze leapt to the wall-sized mirror and to the image there. On a king-size bed, with pure white sheets sagging to the ground on one side, was the man, a sheen of sweat glistening between the shoulder blades and down the vee of his spine, his chest rising and falling noticeably after his exertions. Tall, with short-cut blond hair and wide shoulders tapering to a shapely behind, he sat staring at a woman with light-brown skin. 

Annwyn stared at the reflection of the woman huddled near the bed head. It was her, and it was the woman in her dream— she had the same green eyes. She saw blonde hair, generous breasts and the soft flare of hips. Her skin was tawny, not pale and wan like Annwyn’s. Annwyn sat forward and so too did the reflection. She held out a shaking hand and began trembling all over. That woman in the mirror was her. When she had let the woman in, she had taken over her body and thrust Annwyn here, into the arms of this man—a man the woman was obviously desperate to escape.

The man grabbed Annwyn’s legs and pulled her toward him. Annwyn cried out, ‘No, stop!’

The man hesitated. ‘What is wrong with you? Nira? You have not broken the curse. It is still there, waiting to fall one final time. Do it now. I command it.’

Annwyn sat back from him, her arms folded, trying to rub the goose flesh from her skin. ‘Nira? I’m not Nira.’



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Friday, August 01, 2014

A Journey Through Time FB Party Heaps of #Giveaways & Fun!


On 1st August there is a fabulous Facebook party taking place with lots of amazing Historical Romance authors. There will be fun and games and lots of giveaways :-) I will be hosting between 9pm and 10 pm EST (this works out to the morning of Saturday 2nd August for those of us Down Under - 9 am Western Australia and 11 am in the Eastern States. Confused yet? I know I am!!!)

Here is the link to A Journey Through Time - would love to see you over there!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hot & Steamy Friday Feast with HER VENGEFUL SCOT + #Giveaway!

Today I'm over at my good friend Cathryn Hein's blog sharing my Friday Feast :-) It's something yummy and warm for all this cold wet weather we've been having in WA lately and there's also the chance to win an e-copy of the first book in my Highland Warrior Chronicles, Her Savage Scot.







“Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime.” 5 Stars Pure Jonel

Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf
Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf
Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf
Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf
Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf
Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/07/HerVengefulScot.html#sthash.278KzpCe.dpuf

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golden Ankh Nominated TAINTED @MySexySaturday Hot Warrior #Historical





Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! This week we're all about the sexy for those characters who have survived a war or great loss, and have found love again.

This week I'm sharing 7 paragraphs from Tainted, the fourth book in my Forbidden series. Both Gawain and Antonia have suffered in the past due to war and the loss of loved ones, and neither believe they will ever fall in love. This scene is when Antonia keeps her word to meet with Gawain for an illicit liaison, a decision that will change both their lives forever :-)



Tainted and Bloodlust Denied have been nominated in the Historical Section and Twilight (Other) Section for the Ellora’s Cave Golden Ankh Awards for Favorite E-Book of the Year!
If you enjoy my books I would love your vote :-) You can vote from now until 23rd July for your favorite books on the EC Survey

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the EC RomantiCon


A dangerous love Rome will never allow…






A door opened to her left and she turned to see Gawain stroll in from the bathhouse. Her heart thudded against her chest, making it hard to draw breath, and the pit of her stomach trembled with strange, liquid heat.

He looked utterly foreign, a savage warrior, and sunlight glinted on the barbaric jewelry around his throat and at his ear. He smiled, a slow, seductive smile that sent tremors through her blood and did nothing to ease the constriction in her breast.

Except for Elpis, she was alone with a strange man, a man she had virtually propositioned in the street. A native of a conquered land who made no secret of the fact he despised her people. And yet it wasn’t derision that glowed in his eyes. It was lust.

For her.

“Lady Antonia.” His smoky voice wrapped around her senses, as potent as though he had wrapped his arms around her naked body. “You kept your word.”

“Did you doubt I would?” She scarcely recognized her voice. She sounded like a sultry seductress. Perhaps, after all, Gawain would never guess what a novice she was when it came to playing such dangerous games.

He stopped in front of her, so close that the amber flecks in his dark eyes mesmerized her. “No.” The word sank into her blood, igniting sparks of pleasure that skittered across her exposed flesh. “You want this as much as I do.”



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