Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween DSDU Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Dark Side DownUnder 2nd Anniversary Halloween Blog Hop!

Yes, it's been two years since the DSDU blog first went live and to celebrate we're holding a fabulous Halloween Blog Hop with heaps of giveaways on offer. Each author in the linky-link below is offering a prize on their own blog PLUS if you leave a comment on each blog in the hop, you're entered for the
Grand Prize of a $30 Amazon Voucher! 

The hop is open from now until 11.59pm 4th November Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time so you have plenty of time to have fun and enter!

Don't forget to leave your email addy with your comment so you can be contacted if you're a winner.

Growing up in the UK, we never really celebrated Halloween. We might have seen the occasional pumpkin head but that was a real novelty and as for trick or treating? I don't think that really registered with me at all until I watched ET and the kids went out on Halloween with the alien covered in a sheet! It wasn't until we moved to Australia fourteen years ago that we got the door knocks and realised that we needed to stock up on chocolates and goodies (um, trouble is those chocolates and goodies never seem to last the night. Anyone else hide behind the sofa and scoff the treats themselves?)

To help celebrate Halloween I'm offering an e-copy of my sexy witch novella, Foretaste of Forever. This was previously published by the Wild Rose Press in 2008 and I've just self-published the book in time for this blog hop :-) No chocolate is consumed by the hero or heroine during the course of this book but there is a lot of smoking hot smexiness!

In addition I'll also send the winner of my giveaway some gorgeous Archangel of Mercy swag! Just leave a comment or share a fave Halloween memory, whether that involves excess indulgence in the candy area or a close encounter with a creature from the Otherworld ~ inquiring minds would love to know!

Erotic Romance - Over 18s Only

Foretaste of Forever

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.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Special - 2nd Blogiversary Participants
1. Eleni Konstantine
2. Mel Teshco
3. Nicole Murphy
4. Imogene Nix
5. Christina Phillips aka Christina Ashcroft
6. Amanda Ashby
7. Jenny Schwartz
8. Shona Husk
9. Maree Anderson
10. Kylie Griffin
11. Lilliana Rose
12. Nicole Hurley-Moore
13. Eden Summers
14. Erica Hayes
15. Sandra Harris
16. Keziah Hill
17. S E Gilchrist
18. DSDU

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sizzling Story for Halloween!

Halloween is almost here, and how better to celebrate than with a sizzling short story about a witch and her forbidden lover? I've just self-published my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever, on Smashwords, and it will soon be up on Kindle and in other online stores :-)

And here is the blurb:

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.

This was previously published by The Wild Rose Press in 2008 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bthroom Etiquette at the End of Days

It's my turn over at the Romance Writers of the Apocalypse blog today, and I'm discussing one of the most basic of human needs (after sex. And food. And shelter... well it's pretty much up there with all the important stuff!)

Bathroom etiquette at the End of Days - do you paper a loo? If so, how will you cope when WCs are nothing but a nostalgic memory? For more burning, philosophical questions of this nature, pop on over to the RWoftheA and have your say :-)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop Winners!

After over 9,000 comments our Alpha Male Hop has some grand prize winners!!

Grand Prize Winners:
Kindle Fire Winner:
Marie Hahn
$130 Amazon Gift Card:
Jessica Mange
Swag Pack:
Natasha Donohoo

The grand prize winners have already been notified and have their prizes or the prizes are on their way!

And the winner of some Archangel Swag (and an e-copy of my erotic futuristic fantasy, TOUCH OF THE DEMON) is
Mel Bourn!

I'll be contacting you very soon.

Thank you to everyone to popped by and joined in the fun! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sizzling Alpha Male Blog Hop

Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop!

What is it about the Alpha Male that makes him such a delicious romance hero?  

I love paranormal romance and one of the reasons is because the hero is often a tough Alpha male. Somehow, I don’t mind an Archangel or vampire or shapeshifter shaking his Alpha ass, whereas for me such behaviour just wouldn’t wash with a contemporary hero.

It doesn’t hurt that these paranormal guys have bodies to die for, eyes that mesmerize at a hundred paces and bedroom skills that make my heart flutter (then again, since these guys are immortal they’ve obviously had lots of practice in this area!)

These Alpha heroes are hot, gorgeous and they invariably know it. Maybe they’re a tad arrogant at times, but so long as his heroine can give as good as she gets, I’m fine with this because let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as delicious as watching an Alpha male fall—irrevocably and forever.

Here's an exclusive excerpt from my upcoming erotic paranormal romance, Archangel of Mercy.  
Over 18s only, please!

A muscled bronzed shoulder greeted her. Definitely male. His face was buried in the curve of her shoulder and neck, and a mass of tangled golden hair teased her cheek.

She hitched in a ragged breath, but not enough to clear the stupor that once again crawled through her brain. He wasn’t dead. She could feel his heartbeat, and it was strong. Gingerly she raised her right arm, the one that wasn’t pinned beneath him, and attempted to push him off her.

It was like trying to push against a mountain. A warm, living mountain, and with horrified disbelief she realized that her fingers were clinging to the taut flesh as if they were magnetized.

He didn’t move, but something stirred. Fingers still glued to his shoulder, Aurora felt her face burn as the unmistakable length of his cock thickened and nudged against her tender core.

The insane urge to part her legs whispered through her mind and if it hadn’t been for the fact it was physically impossible for her to move at all, she had the awful feeling she would have done just that.

Of course she wouldn’t. What was she thinking? Clearly she was oxygen deprived. Her dry spell was catching up with her, and her unexpected thrills on the astral planes were still creating havoc with her libido. There was no way she wanted to shag this stranger. She didn’t even know what he was doing there.

But she knew exactly what he was doing. His erection, even through his jeans or whatever he was wearing, was hard and demanding and angled across her swollen clit. A strangled groan escaped even as she dug her teeth into her lower lip and tried to block the spiraling need that claimed her womb.

She was being turned on by an unconscious man. It was sad and also, if she thought about it, slightly depraved, but she couldn’t help it. He might be out cold, but his cock was the hottest thing she’d felt in years.

His naked chest crushed her and even though she was still wearing her tank top and shorts, her fevered mind imagined them away. Her fingers trailed across his exposed shoulder and hovered over the tempting tangle of golden hair.

This was madness. She needed to pull herself together. Perhaps she could wriggle free? But even as disjointed escape plans hammered through her mind, she wound a silken strand of his hair around her finger.

This couldn’t be happening. Maybe she’d catapulted back into her body too quickly and this was all a hallucination? Did that mean that in reality she was lying unconscious on the ground? Was she seriously trying to convince herself that this was all in her mind?
His weight shifted; a slow realignment of heavy limbs as if, in the depths of his unconsciousness, he was slowly becoming aware of his surroundings. She froze, his hair still twisted around her finger in damning evidence, as his knees languidly eased her thighs apart.

Her heart thudded against her ribs and she tried to ignore the erotic tremors that claimed her sensitized clit. He wasn’t doing anything on purpose. There was no need to get so excited.

But there was a great need for her to drag back control, to squash this crazy lust distorting reality and—

He lifted his head from her shoulder and looked down at her. And her tangled thoughts vanished. For one eternal moment an overwhelming sensation of déjà vu quivered through her. As if his perfectly sculpted face, enhanced by a sexy five o’clock shadow, was as familiar as her own reflection. Mesmerized she gazed into his astonishing eyes, a swirling kaleidoscope of blues, greens and silvers. She had never seen anything so captivatingly beautiful and yet threaded through the awe was a faint echo of haunting recognition.

She might have continued to stare into his eyes forever if he hadn’t once again kneed her thighs farther apart. She gasped and deliberately broke the mesmeric contact as he settled himself more securely against her vulnerable pussy.

“What—?” Her voice was husky, a humiliating reminder of how horny she was for this complete stranger. Why wasn’t she petrified? He could be a crazy ax murderer for all she knew. And yet fear was the last emotion scalding her blood. She glared at his jaw, but his jaw was a thing of masculine perfection and it didn’t calm her skittering pulses in the least.

“Hmm?” The questioning rumble vibrated over her skin as he lowered his head and grazed his jaw along the curve of her cheek. Her mouth dried, throat closed and mind jellified.

For the life of her she couldn’t remember what she’d wanted to ask him.

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I'm giving away some gorgeous Archangel swag for one person who leaves a comment on my blog - please remember to also leave your email addy so you can be contacted if you're a winner! 

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous authors, reviewers and bloggers participating in this Hop! You can find a list of them at Carrie Ann's Alpha Male Hop

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

All prizes, except for the swag pack, are international!

Alpha males - love them? Hate them? Who is your fave Alpha hero (books/movie/TV series) or if Alphas make you want to kick their ass, what kind of hero is your fave?
Leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop Coming Up!

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

All prizes are international except for the swag pack.
This Hop is for over 18s only :-)

Pop by on Friday or over the weekend to read a sexy excerpt of
Archangel of Mercy.

Monday, October 15, 2012

DarkSiders - 2nd Anniversery Celebrations!

Hard to believe, but it's almost the second anniversary of the Dark Side DownUnder blog! To celebrate we're having a Halloween Blog Hop from 31st October to 4th November with lots of goodies on offer. More details coming soon but mark the dates in your diary!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Out of Sight by Amanda Ashby

Huge congrats to Amanda Ashby on the release of the third book in her fabulous Sophie's Mixed-Up Magic series, Out of Sight! Isn't the cover cute!

Sometimes wishes do come true…

With her powers under control and things with Jonathan on track, Sophie can now focus on learning the whole truth about her dad (not to mention trying to figure out how she can save him and bring him back to their family). Fortunately, she’s got Malik, her djinn-guide, to help her as she navigates carpet-flying, learns how to make herself invisible, and braces herself for what promises to be a very exciting adventure. But if it brings her dad back, it will all be worth it!

 Sophie’s Mixed-Up Magic book 3
Out of Sight
Puffin October 11 October 2012
ISBN 978-0142416815
Find out more…
Buy the book
Book Depository

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mind Raider by Anna Hackett

So happy that book two, Mind Raider, in Anna Hackett's The Anomaly Trilogy is now on the cyber shelves! I read book one, Time Thief, a couple of weeks ago and it is sensational! Can't wait to read Mara's story :-)

Book Two
Never hide, never cower and live by your own rules.
Life has taught mind raider Mara Ross to never let anyone break her. Especially not the crime lord who tortured her for her ability to control other people's minds. But now her former tormentor has kidnapped another woman and Mara will do anything to save her—including joining forces with a dark, powerful man who is more dangerous than anything Mara's faced before.

The CIA's experiments left Callahan with lethal powers he must control with every inch of his will. As the leader of Haven, a sanctuary for anomalies, he stays focused and alone...until Mara blazes into his life. Cal knows he must keep his distance from the fiery mind raider because she threatens his control...and if his control breaks, people die.

On a mission deep in the wilds of Indonesia, desire explodes between Cal and Mara. But as the two wounded souls are drawn to each other, terrible secrets from Cal's past threaten to drive them apart.

Read an excerpt


Monday, October 01, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Teasers & Giveaways!

This week two of the fabulous girls from the Romance Writers of the Apocalypse have book releases - Kylie Scott with her debut, Flesh, (zombies!!! but the heroes and heroine are completely human!!) and Erica Hayes with Revelation, the first in her new series featuring hot fallen angels! Pop over to the RWoftheA blog and leave comments on the party posts to be in with a chance of winning a copy of either book!

When the plague hit, her neighbours turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.
Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realises that being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.

When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilisation.

Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three battle to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.



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Dark apocalyptic urban fantasy/romance



Book 2 - REDEMPTION (March 13)

A fallen angel with a mission and a medical examiner who's lost her faith are fighting for their souls in a glittering, near-future Manhattan...
Blind faith is for fools. That's what Dr. Morgan Sterling believes. And she's going to prove it by curing the zombie plague ravaging her city's slums. She's certain it's not a sign of the End of Days, but a nasty disease—until an angel appears in her morgue in a flash of glory.
Luniel is not just a fallen angel. He's a powerful warrior sworn to fight evil in hopes of a chance at redemption. He's after the demon princes who are stealing the seven vials of holy wrath which, when perverted, will unleash eternal hell on earth. To stop the plague, Luniel needs Morgan's help, and her faith. But Morgan believes science is their salvation. If the zombie plague is a demonic curse—and if Luniel is true—he’ll have to prove it. Even if he loses his heart to true love or his soul to Hell...

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Amazon (UK)