Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Sheikh & The Virgin ~ The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride #MySexySaturday



Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday! Today I'm sharing seven paragraphs from my sexy contemporary, The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride, which is the second novella in the box set Taken by the Sheikh.






He dipped his head and she loosened her grip on his shirt. His silky black hair brushed against her jaw as he trailed languid kisses along her throat. Even though he still cradled her head, she clutched his powerful biceps for support. His muscles were rock hard and the leashed power beneath her fingers caused her breast to constrict.

His breath was uneven as he gently nipped her sensitized flesh. The unexpected spark of pain intensified her pleasure and she shuddered in his arms. It was only when his hand slipped beneath her dress and caressed her stocking clad thigh that a sliver of sanity surfaced.

Gasping she pulled back as far as she could, considering his fingers were still tangled in her hair. His eyes were dark with passion and for a moment he looked nothing like the suave businessman she assumed he must be.

He looked wild and untamed, as though the charming philanderer was merely a flimsy fa├žade for the real man.

Instead of shocking her back to her senses, the crazy thought heightened the lust thundering through her blood. She almost forgot what she needed to say.

“Andre.”

“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.”





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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…
Phillips` story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/12/TakenByTheSheikh.html#sthash.vxTmBI9J.dpuf
 
“Phillips’ story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster.” 5 Stars, Pure Jonel
 
“Christina Phillips excels at writing erotic romances… There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story; one minute I was wiping a tear from my eyes and the next I was immersed in yet another scorching scene between the hero and heroine” 5 Stars A Readers Review
 
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Baron and the Mistress #Victorian #Romance by Karyn Gerrard + Excerpt!




THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS By Karyn Gerrard
Release date: April 7th, 2015
Historical/Victorian/Sensual
Approx: 29,700 words
KG Publishing
Great price! 1.99!


Forget the horrors. Remember...me.

A shivering young woman leans against a lamppost in the most notorious street of ill repute in all London. For Asher Colborne, Baron of Wenlock, this is a haunting vision of beauty and wretchedness. Uncharacteristically halting his carriage, he is shocked to discover the thin, dressed-in-rags creature is none other than Chastity Armitage, a beautiful angel who captured his heart at a grand ball more than two years past. For Colborne, her circumstance is a mystery he feels honor bound to unravel.

Chastity and her siblings have been on the run for more than two years. Desperate for food and lodging money, she is forced to sell herself. She never expected a tall, handsome man to appear as if from mist and change her life forever. She is given a choice, continue down the path of never-ending poverty or become the baron's mistress.

Though they are both determined the arrangement remain an emotionless business transaction, the attraction between them is scorching. Many barriers and obstacles lay in Chastity and Ash's path. Can the baron and the mistress embrace true love?

Heat Level: Very Sensual 



Excerpt: Chastity could not believe she allowed the well-dressed gentleman to take her away in his carriage. They did not go far nor did they speak during the short journey. They both sat in a private room at The Pig and Whistle tavern. Her stomach rumbled. The man, who introduced himself as Ash and insisted she call him by that name, ordered beef stew, ale, and extra bread and cheese.
Fifteen shillings? The obscene amount still rattled about in her bewildered brain. With proper planning the money would keep her and her brother and sister comfortable for some weeks. What in God’s name did he wish to do with her? Or to her? What perverse act would she be subjected to? His intense stare made her uncomfortable. This Ash was too handsome by far. After removing his hat and gloves, he ran his hand through his black-as-midnight hair. His eyes were the color of a fine cognac and the gleam of lust that shone from them sent waves of heat through her body. Ash removed his cloak. The silver lining appeared to be the finest silk. His tall frame was perfectly proportioned and how well it filled out the excellently tailored evening wear. A smartly tied silver cravat about his neck completed the look and he did look every inch the rake. Chastity caught a whiff of expensive cologne. The scent of bergamot and lemon invaded her nostrils. Her stomach dipped precipitously. Dear heaven, I find him attractive? Not wise. Chastity’s gaze darted about the small room trying to find a quick escape route.
“What is your name, my sweet?”
His voice was deep, resonant, and cultured. A sensual baritone as rich as melted dark chocolate. Should she give her name? What would it matter? “Chastity.”
The man’s eyes widened briefly as he shifted in his seat, but his concentrated gaze did not waver. “Interesting choice of name for a prossie.”
Fury boiled quick and hot in her veins. “It’s my real name and I’m not a...a...prossie!”
The corner of his mouth quirked in amusement. “Of course not, even though you offered me a quick tup—for coin.”
Chastity’s cheeks burned in humiliation. Before she could answer, the door burst open and the barmaid carried in a tray of foodstuffs. The tantalizing aroma of beef, grilled onions, and fresh bread made her salivate. For a meal such as this and fifteen shillings, she would agree to anything. And she would bet this arrogant, handsome man knew it.







AUTHOR INFO: Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She whiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. Tortured heroes are a must. A multi-published author with a few bestsellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes the occasional contemporary.
As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden.


Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hot Alpha Hero The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride #MySexySaturday




Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday, where the theme is Sexy Me Up. This week I'm sharing seven sentences from The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride, where my heroine suddenly realises her hero might think of her as more than a fleeting one night stand.






His wife. The most beautiful man she had ever met, the man who had stolen her heart between one breath and the next, wanted to marry her.

It was crazy, unbelievable. This had to be a dream.

But it wasn’t. This was real. And it was everything she had ever imagined love could be.




The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride is the second novella in the box set Taken by the Sheikh

 Taken by the Sheikh has hit two bestseller lists on Amazon UK, and the Romantic Erotica List on Amazon US


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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…
Phillips` story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/12/TakenByTheSheikh.html#sthash.vxTmBI9J.dpuf
 
“Phillips’ story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster.” 5 Stars, Pure Jonel
 
“Christina Phillips excels at writing erotic romances… There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story; one minute I was wiping a tear from my eyes and the next I was immersed in yet another scorching scene between the hero and heroine” 5 Stars A Readers Review
 
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Can You Handle the Heat? Secret Confessions: WILLOW #MySexySaturday



This week's theme is One Sexy Night, and I'm sharing seven paragraphs from my latest release, Secret Confessions: Willow. Willow and Seb have been in love with each other for years but have never done anything about it because of something that happened in the past.

But Seb is nothing if not resourceful, and he's decided that Tonight is The Night... and he has some mind blowing techniques to get Willow to change her mind about taking a chance on him :-)



And when Seb has her upstairs, the games are only just beginning...



In the flickering light from the candles he looked strangely primitive looming over her. And why was he still fully dressed? That wasn’t fair.

“Roll over.”

She blinked. “Seriously?”

He flexed his fingers. She stared at them, mesmerised. “Totally.”


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.

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?

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sizzling Stories of Secrets, Sex & Satisfaction: Secret Confessions WILLOW #99c

Tagline: From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…

On 1st April 2014 Escape Publishing contacted eleven Aussie authors with an intriguing premise: an erotic continuity based on the Real Housewives tv series. We were each given a brief character description - my character was "New Age/Old Money" and from there we could do as we liked. As long as it was hot and sexy :-)

We set up a Yahoo group so we could discuss ideas and it was So Much Fun. We found fabulous houses and posted pics of our heroes (research is so important :-) )

We hope you enjoy these scandalous stories of secrets, sex and satisfaction...

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?




Friends to lovers...

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?


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friends to Lovers ~ Secret Confessions: Willow Exclusive Excerpt

Tagline: From the hottest writers in Australia comes a scintillating new series. Enter the world of Sydney’s elite, and find out what goes on behind the doors of the most exclusive addresses in the country…



Only one more day until Willow hits the cyber shelves! Although this is the ninth novella in the continuity, it can be read alone :-)


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?


 “… although Willow is just as hot, as the story between Seb and Willow unfolded, I also found their romance to be incredibly poignant, sweet and at times humorous.”  5 Stars, A Reader’s Review



She wriggled back into the plump cushions and crossed her ankles. The brandy caused a warm glow to slide through her blood and pool between her thighs. She sighed and shifted, but if anything that just made things worse.

She stretched her arms over her head and linked her fingers together before she was tempted to do anything else with them. She’d save that for later, when she was alone in her own bed and she could fantasise about Seb without fear of him catching her.

The hum of cicadas drifted on the warm breeze and Willow closed her eyes and breathed in the scent of lemon from the nearby eucalypts. She didn’t know how long she lay there before a warning prickle of awareness skated over her bare arms. She looked up and Seb stood at the foot of the daybed, watching her.

Her fingers froze in the process of stroking her erect nipple through her dress. How long had he been watching her? When had her hands moved? How long had she been playing with herself? She waited for a wave of mortification to crash through her, but instead scorching lust quivered through her wet pussy.

Shit. She was in trouble. “You perv,” she accused but her voice sounded smoky, as though she was inviting him to join in. Double shit. Brandy had never affected her good sense like this before.

He crawled onto the daybed, his thighs cradling her hips, and planted his fists either side of her shoulders. He was going to kiss her. She wanted him to kiss her. Her lips parted and breath stalled. It was a bad idea, the worst in the world, but she didn’t care.

His dark eyes hypnotised her. His subtle cologne intoxicated her. Her tummy fluttered and nipples ached and then he spoke.

“I need you upstairs.”

They didn’t need to go upstairs. No one would see them out here in the dark. And then she remembered. He wanted her help with something.

“Sure.” She shoved at his shoulder before he could guess how tempted she was to spear her fingers through his hair and wrap her legs around his waist. What the hell was the matter with her tonight? She had to pull herself together before they went inside. Otherwise Seb would have to be dead not to notice how horribly turned on she was.

She smothered a groan and then gasped as Seb gripped her hand and pulled her off the daybed and onto the lawn. And into his arms. But before she could enjoy the illicit encounter he stepped back, still holding her hand, and she caught the wicked grin he aimed her way.

She ignored it. “What do you need help with tonight?” She sauntered up to the house, Seb by her side, so he couldn’t guess the dirty thoughts currently inhabiting her sexually deprived mind. She was throwing out that cognac first thing in the morning. And maybe she’d invest in a vibrator. According to Sienna, although they were nothing like the real thing, they were definitely better than no orgasm at all.

“Getting in the zone.”

She waited for a few moments, but after he locked up behind them and appeared no closer to elaborating, she prodded his chest. “What zone?”

He tugged her towards the stairs and then followed her, his hands on her shoulders. It was a light touch and completely non-sexual. Except the warmth from his palms branded her flesh and caused myriad whirlpools between her thighs. First thing in the morning she was calling Sienna for a shopping trip.

“For my book launch.”

She tripped on a step and his hands instantly tightened around her. His book launch? What did he want to do, read passages to her?

Then she remembered some of the chapter headings when she’d flicked through his book earlier that day. It looked like half of them were dedicated to embracing Tantra and the connection and intimacy of tantric sex.
Tantra she could deal with. Tantric sex, on the other hand, was something she’d never quite got around to with any of the guys she’d dated.

Seb was a different matter. She wasn’t dating Seb. Her hormones didn’t care. It had been a bad move to let him stay the night. And she had another two nights after this one. She wasn’t sure her self-control was up for the task.

“What do you want to do, act out some of the scenes?” She tossed him what she hoped was a mocking smile and he didn’t answer until they were outside his bedroom door.

“Not exactly,” he said, and before she could respond to that he pushed the door open.

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.”

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Taken by the Sheikh #99c Boxset Amazon Bestseller #MySexySaturday



This week's theme is I'm so Sexy, and here I'm showcasing 7 paragraphs from my recent release,  The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride from the box set Taken by the Sheikh.

Special price of 99c until Valentine's Day

This scene comes just after the hero, Khalid (aka as Andre) has asked Sanura to marry him. He has some persuasive techniques :-)  





He pulled the lingerie down her thighs and discarded them, exposing her to his avid gaze. “Tell me you accept my proposal.”

It was a command, but how could she refuse when he worshipped her body with his lips and tongue?

“Yes.” It was a sigh of surrender. Andre loomed over her, like a god from ancient times. His dark hair fell over his face, giving him a wild, dangerous air, and she mindlessly hooked her legs around his thighs.

Triumph glittered in his eyes, but she didn’t care. It was what she wanted.

He captured her lips, his kiss a mark of possession. The head of his cock pressed against her, but he didn’t push inside.

Finally he broke the kiss. She gasped incoherently and plunged her fingers in his hair, but he was immovable. “You won’t regret it.” His voice was little more than a growl and sent shivers of need racing across her skin.


She groaned, and dug her heels into his taut ass. She didn’t want to talk anymore. She just wanted him to love her, the way he had loved her throughout the previous night. With a feral grin Andre thrust into her, his thick length filling her completely. She bucked mindlessly, taking everything he gave her.

 Taken by the Sheikh has recently hit two bestseller lists on Amazon UK, and the Romantic Erotica List on Amazon US


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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…
Phillips` story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/12/TakenByTheSheikh.html#sthash.vxTmBI9J.dpuf
 
“Phillips’ story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster.” 5 Stars, Pure Jonel
 
“Christina Phillips excels at writing erotic romances… There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story; one minute I was wiping a tear from my eyes and the next I was immersed in yet another scorching scene between the hero and heroine” 5 Stars A Readers Review
 
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride #MySexySaturday ARRA Finalist 2014



This week's theme is I'm so Sexy, and here I'm showcasing a scene from my recent release,  The Sheikh's Mistaken Bride from the box set Taken by the Sheikh.

This is the scene when the hero Khalid catches sight of Sanura from across the opulent foyer of his hotel. He discovers he can't tear his gaze away :-)







Her dark hair, with an intriguing hint of copper highlighting her long tresses, was unbound, and beneath the black shawl her dress was a splash of vibrant flame. She stood in the center of the foyer, looking regal and serene, apparently unaware of the admiring male glances arrowed her way, and an unprecedented wave of possessiveness rolled through him.

She was his.

The thought was so powerful it stopped him in his tracks, mere inches from where Sanura stood. Of course when she was his wife no other man would dare to look at her with lust in his eyes, let alone touch her. But it was a shock to realize he wasn’t thinking of royal protocol or etiquette or the accepted traditions of his forefathers.

He was thinking purely of himself.



Taken by the Sheikh is a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Award for Favourite Contemporary Romance 2014.



Capture Taken by the Sheikh at the special low introductory price of  $0.99 for six weeks only!

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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…

Phillips` story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster. – See more at: http://purejonel.blogspot.ca/2014/12/TakenByTheSheikh.html#sthash.vxTmBI9J.dpuf
“Phillips’ story was comically priceless and romantically satisfying. She also broke my heart and then mended it with an emotional rollercoaster.” 5 Stars, Pure Jonel

“Christina Phillips excels at writing erotic romances… There are so many emotional ups and downs in this story; one minute I was wiping a tear from my eyes and the next I was immersed in yet another scorching scene between the hero and heroine” 5 Stars A Readers Review

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Treat! TAKEN BY THE SHEIKH $0.99 Box Set Out Now! + #Giveaway





Capture Taken by the Sheikh at the special low introductory price of  $0.99 for six weeks only!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

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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…

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.

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. Rafi Salah al Din doesn't trust easily. In charge of security for his country Omana, he devotes his life to duty. With his parents murdered it is his duty to stabilize his country by finding his parents' assassin, marry and produce a son to ensure the Salah al Din line lives on. So why does the wife he bought disagree?

Read Chapter One of Hostage to the Sheikh
Read Chapter One of The Sheikh’s Mistaken Bride
Read Chapter One of Sold to the Sheikh 

Release Date: 25th December 2014



Bio

Christina, Cathleen and Mel have been good friends for years, so when Cathleen came up with the idea of us writing a box set together both authors jumped at the chance to create an exciting, interweaving story about three sheikhs finding love.

Cathleen’s Bio: Cathleen loves writing for Harlequin and Escape publishing. Her latest release: Secret Housewives of Sydney: Nella has been described as the most shocking of the housewives. Of that she is very proud and glad she writes under an assumed name. When she's not writing for her publisher she's self publishing. Her latest self-published project is Highlander Romance. For a free Highlander story go to:

http://www.amazon.com/Highlander-Forbidden-Fantasy-Book-2-ebook/dp/B005L388OG

Mel’s Bio: Mel Teshco's gypsy-like upbringing saw her living in many places along Australia's east coast. Each new home stimulated an already over-active imagination, where she spent as much time dreaming about fantasy worlds as the real world - the fantasy sometimes being much better.

She is a multi-published author with a love for the written word along with a short attention span that sees her juggling a variety of genres and heat levels in her stories. From contemporary to paranormal, inspirational to erotic, she hopes there's a little of something for every reader out there to enjoy.

Christina’s Bio

Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance where the stories sizzle and the heroine brings her hero to his knees.

Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.

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