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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