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!
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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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Friday, July 11, 2014

Dragon Riders ENFORCER'S CRAVING by @authorDJ #menage

I'm delighted to welcome fellow Dark Sider and Ellora's Cave author D.J. Michaels to my blog, to help celebrate the release of her debut erotic romance, Enforcer's Craving.

Over to you, D.J. :-)



Hi everyone. I’m really excited to be on Christina’s blog and to be able to share my new release with you. Enforcer’s Craving is my first foray into erotic romance and I absolutely loved writing it. This is the first of a six book series for Ellora’s Cave, so I’m hoping readers will like it enough to linger for a while.




Enforcer’s Craving
DJ Michaels

Dragon Alliance, Book One

Chelsea is kidnapped from her Melbourne home and taken to an alien planet to be sold at auction. Luckily, she a gets a last-minute reprieve and is rescued by Tarkan and Ari, two sexy male dragon riders. Tarkan and Ari have long resigned themselves to the fact that they will never have a woman of their own. But when Tarkan lays eyes on Chelsea he concocts a plan to ensure she not only commits to them, but will fight for their right to be together.

Chelsea has many challenges in her new world but her biggest and most immediate concern is finding her best friend. Alone and without support, she turns to the only two people who have offered to help.

If Chelsea accepts the bargain, the Enforcers will do whatever it takes to rescue her best friend. Chelsea is attracted to them, but can she risk herself and her heart with two men she barely knows.

A Romantica® futuristic ménage erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

In this part of the story, Chelsea has agreed to go back to the Den with Aria and Tarkan. What she doesn’t realize is that trip has to be taken on dragon back. The boys just swing her up onto Benmonth (the dragon) and they are in the air before Chelsea can react.

 Excerpt:

As soon as Chelsea’s terrified scream pierced his eardrums, Ari knew they’d made a mistake. As far as the Enforcers were concerned, conquering a person’s fear of flying was all about getting them in the air. Once the reluctant passenger got used to the motion, once they realized they were safe, their anxiety was easy enough to manage. When faced with Chelsea’s fear, he and Tarkan had fallen into the pattern that had worked for generations.

            But Chelsea was human, far from her home and in a world so unfamiliar she didn’t even understand the most basic concepts of their society. They should have talked to her, explained to her what was going on and what to expect. And now it was too late.

            When her second scream came hard on the heels of the first, the desperation in her voice hurt his conscience more than his ears. Ari moved quickly, pushing away the flapping fabric of her skirts and clamping his arm hard around her waist. He placed his free hand squarely over her mouth.

            “Screaming won’t help you.” She went rigid in his arms but she didn’t fight, nor did she try to bite him, which he considered a plus. “We are in the air and you are safe. Benmonth won’t fall out of the sky or try to dislodge us and Tarkan and I will keep you safe and warm, tucked between us where there’s nowhere to fall.”

            Her breathing was fast and hard against his hand and there wasn’t a hint of give in her body. “You have to relax, Chelsea. This will only work if we act as a team, we have to move with Benmonth, not against him.”

            Leaning forward he gripped Tarkan’s hand, placing it on Chelsea’s leg just above where her stockings tied off and her bare, smooth skin began. Tarkan shifted a bit and slid both hands along the outside of her legs, one on either side, clamping her tight to his thighs. Once she was secure, Ari loosened his hold, rubbing small circles on Chelsea’s softly rounded belly, sliding his other hand across her upper chest to ease her against his body. He dipped his head, nuzzling the escaping strands of hair aside so he could press his lips against her ear.

“Just relax, pretty girl. Slow your breathing, let the tension out of your body. I’ve got you.

            She resisted for a moment and then she followed his instructions like she was born to it. He let his hand wander higher, stroking the smooth, warm skin of her 

            “There’s a trick to riding dragonback,” he said. “Are you willing to try it?’ He felt her nod against his cheek and he gave her a squeeze of encouragement. “Good girl. Try to imagine your torso as two halves. The top half, from the waist up, stays stationary but the bottom half moves in motion with the dragon. Keep your body still and centered, but roll your hips backwards and forwards with Benmonth’s wing beats.” He moved his hands to cup Tarkan’s hips, pulling him in tight to the V of Chelsea’s thighs, then Ari pressed himself up close and personal to Chelsea’s rounded ass.

            “Match our movements. Feel how we move forward and back, nice and relaxed. It’s just like riding a horse.”

            Chelsea snorted. “I’ve never ridden a horse in my life.”

            Ari grimaced at her confession. These women were so ill-equipped for life on his world it was a disaster waiting to happen, but for Chelsea’s sake he kept his tone light and reassuring. “That’s all right, pretty girl. Once you’ve mastered dragon riding, getting up on a horse will be easy.”
      
     

About DJ Michaels:

Books have always been my refuge, a bit (okay, a lot) like an adult cubbyhouse. When real life gets too much—or too little—I can delve into my library and be utterly transported to places familiar and exotic. I can also meet the kind of people I’d never come across in my normal life, which is not always a bad thing.
These days not only do I get to visit other writers’ worlds, but I get to create my own—worlds chock full of sexy warrior men; strong, capable women; and oh yes, let’s not forget the dragons. My cubbyhouse is very cool, the door is always open for visitors, and new friends are most welcome.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

First Kiss between a Warrior & a Princess HER VENGEFUL SCOT #MFRWhooks


Welcome to my first Book Hooks Meme! Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. 

Today I'm sharing six sentences from Her Vengeful Scot, which released on 4th July. In this scene Cameron MacNeil and his Pictish princess, Elise, share their first kiss :-)







Her lips were soft beneath his and his breath stilled as he savored the moment. She didn’t move, either to push him away or draw him farther into her scented heat. A low groan filled his ears and vibrated through his head. The kiss was chaste. Nothing like he had imagined it would be with Elise. Yet his cock hardened as though she had sunk to her knees and taken him into her mouth.



To avenge his sister’s honor, he must destroy the woman he wants most in the world…
Ordered to remain in Pictland, Cameron MacNeil fights the lust that consumes him whenever he encounters the aloof princess, Elise. Not only is she a cursed Pict, she belongs to the man he has vowed vengeance upon.
Despite her reputation, Elise has no interest in men until she meets Cameron. Lacking the famed Scots charm, his blunt ways enchant her and he ignites a passion she long thought dead. When she is freed from her difficult marriage, Elise places her trust in the tough Scot warrior who has stolen her heart.
Bound by blood oaths, the only way Cam can protect Elise from political schemes is to make her his bride. When Elise discovers the truth, she fears everything she knew about her husband was a lie. All she can do is trust her goddess was right and Cameron is her one true love.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


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Monday, July 07, 2014

Five Sexy Interwoven Novelettes ONE LUCKY NIGHT Only 99c for 2 Weeks Only


One Lucky Night, a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes is on sale for 99 cents for two weeks only!



One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance?


Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whelan meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.



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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sizzling Snippet of HER VENGEFUL SCOT #HighlandWarriorChronicles

Today I'm over at the very lovely Karyn Gerrard's Erotic Romance News, where I'm sharing an exclusive excerpt from Her Vengeful Scot. Although Cameron MacNeil and Princess Elise have known each other for three months, this is the first time they share an actual conversation. Cam, of course, ends up saying all the wrong things, but despite herself Elise can't get him out of her mind afterwards :-)


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Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Dancing! Release Day for HER VENGEFUL SCOT #Giveaways #30daysauthors

Today Her Vengeful Scot hits the cyber shelves and I couldn't be happier :-) This is one of my favorite books, and it was such a relief when Cam and Elise finally overcame all the obstacles in their path and achieved their Happily Ever After.

I'm partying over at the 30 Days of Summer Facebook page today and will share lots of teasers from Her Vengeful Scot. There will be hot heroes and giveaways! Hope to see you over there!

There are a couple of giveaways going on this week if you'd like the chance to win an e-copy of the first book in the Highland Warrior Chronicles - Her Savage Scot. I'm over at the Dark Side Down Under blog and also at the Australian Romance Readers Association blog. I'm also part of the fabulous 30 Days of Summer Blog Tour - don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter below!



To avenge his sister’s honor, he must destroy the woman he wants most in the world…

Ordered to remain in Pictland, Cameron MacNeil fights the lust that consumes him whenever he encounters the aloof princess, Elise. Not only is she a cursed Pict, she belongs to the man he has vowed vengeance upon.

Despite her reputation, Elise has no interest in men until she meets Cameron. Lacking the famed Scots charm, his blunt ways enchant her and he ignites a passion she long thought dead. When she is freed from her difficult marriage, Elise places her trust in the tough Scot warrior who has stolen her heart.

Bound by blood oaths, the only way Cam can protect Elise from political schemes is to make her his bride. When Elise discovers the truth, she fears everything she knew about her husband was a lie. All she can do is trust her goddess was right and Cameron is her one true love.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave






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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Countdown to HER VENGEFUL SCOT's Release Day! #HornyHDay #Giveaways






Happy Horny Hump Day! Only two more days until Her Vengeful Scot, the second book in my Highland Warrior Chronicles, hits the cyber shelves on 4th July!


Today I'm sharing three sentences from the scene just after Cam and Elise have enjoyed their first kiss. Enjoy!



He wanted her. Needed her now. But she was a princess and no matter what she had done before, he could not take her on the rough ground or up against a cold stone wall.






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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sizzling Goodness! 30 Days of Summer Blog Hop #Giveaways #30daysauthors



Join me and 29 other amazing authors for the 30 Days of Summer Blog Tour, from 1st July to 30th July! There will be Grand Prizes and giveaways and a whole lot of summer fun (or winter fun for us Down Under!) For all the details hop on over to the Facebook page, where there’s a list of all the participating authors. I look forward to seeing you on the tour!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hot Highland Warrior HER VENGEFUL SCOT #SPeekSunday #erotic #historical



Welcome to this week's Sneak Peek Sunday! Today I'm sharing 6 paragraphs from Her Vengeful Scot, the second book in my Highland Warrior Chronicles set in the ninth century, and which is hitting the cyber shelves this coming Friday - 4th July!


This scene comes directly after Cam and Elise share their first kiss...



“I must go.” Her voice was breathless but she didn’t look away from him, as if searching for an escape route. She stared at him, and he had the strangest certainty that the lingering tendrils of fear that still clung to her were not directed at him.


It didn’t make sense. None of this made sense. He gritted his teeth, fought to batten down the rabid lust that clamored through his blood and only then trusted himself to speak.


“Why?” It was a feral growl and Elise tensed. He had the surreal notion she was bracing herself for scathing insults. What the fuck was he thinking? No man would insult a princess. Certainly no man would insult Elise. He bared his teeth at her in a poor attempt at a smile. “Because I don’t shower you with pretty words?”


She bit her lip. He caught a glimpse of her white, even teeth and the sight sent a shocking spear of need through his groin. But much as he wanted to despise her, he had the uncanny certainty that she hadn’t deliberately led him on.


She had, after all, promised him nothing. It had all been in his mind. But it didn’t ease the fire in his blood or the ache in his balls.


Or the grim knowledge that had he been Ross, this night would not have ended with harsh words or thwarted lust.








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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cover Reveal for HER VENGEFUL SCOT #MySexySaturday Hot Highland Warrior



Welcome to this week's My Sexy Saturday. I've been MIA for a while but am now back with some sizzling hot Highland Warrior goodness :-)




Her Vengeful Scot, the second book in my Highland Warrior Chronicles, hits the cyber shelves on Friday 4th July 2014. Today I'm sharing 7 paragraphs of the scene where Cameron MacNeil first kisses Elise, his Pictish princess.



He lowered his head toward her. Her lips parted, a silent invitation, and his mouth captured hers.


Her lips were soft beneath his and his breath stilled as he savored the moment. She didn’t move, either to push him away or draw him farther into her scented heat. A low groan filled his ears and vibrated through his head. The kiss was chaste. Nothing like he had imagined it would be with Elise. Yet his cock hardened as though she had sunk to her knees and taken him into her mouth.


The thought pounded in his mind, a heady counterpoint to the thundering of his heart. He cradled her face and traced her parted lips with the tip of his tongue. A tantalizing hint of spiced wine teased his senses and he couldn’t hold back.


He claimed the short space that separated their bodies. Her breasts crushed against his chest and his erection burned through his plaid. Surely she could feel him? Feel how much he wanted her?


His tongue penetrated her mouth. Her strangled gasp caressed his tongue. His fingers tightened around her face, holding her still as he plundered and explored. She tasted of heaven.


He would go to hell.


He did not care.







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