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My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Happy Monday, y’all!

I want to say thank you to the lovely and talented Ms. Gynger Fyer for allowing me to partake in this blog tour.

Below are my four answers to the questions posed about my writing process.

1) What am I working on?

Currently I’m finishing up some contemporaries as well as some paranormals. Next month starts my time of writing historicals. Some of what I’m working on are in series that you know and some are in upcoming series. The next in the Interludes series. One for the Astral Guardians series and a paranormal that as of this moment, doesn’t have a home but I will tell you, it’s a shifter story. *grin* Yep, that’s all I’m sharing.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I think what makes my work, and every authors work, different is our voice. How we tell our stories.

3) Why do I write what I do?

Because I write what the characters tell me what to write. I’m not a plotter. I don’t sit down and say, okay, I need to do this this and this. The characters come to me and say, this is who I am, write my story. We will guide you.

4) How does your writing process work?

As I mentioned above, it’s the characters who deem how the story will go. When people talk to me about turning points, and plot points, etc, my eyes tend to glaze over. I tell stories, the characters know them way better than I do and I trust myself to listen to them. Yes, at times it gives me characters that have me scratching my head but…really, isn’t that what human life is about? Nothing is a given, not a person’s reaction to a situation or how we feel they should be responding. Every one of us, whether we’ve done it X way twenty thousand times, that twenty thousand and one, may be when it’s done Y way. I love the journey, the unknown, and I hope, with each story that I create and pen, I am able to take my readers on the same journey’s of ups/downs/and of course, many, many twists and turns.

Now, for next week, I’ve chosen these three authors so make sure you go to their sites and check out not only their writing processes but also the authors they tag. Who knows, you may find a new author to read!

Alexandra O’Hurley:

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www.alexandraohurley.com

Bio: Alex is a multi-published, bestselling erotic romance author.  An avid reader and poet, she turned to erotic fiction after falling in love with the genre over a decade ago.  Published since 2009, Alex writes all over the genre map, be it Ménage, Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary, or Sci-Fi Erotic Romances.

 

Taige Crenshaw:

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Website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com
Blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog
Contact:  http://taigecrenshaw.com/blog/contact/

Bio:

Taige Crenshaw is an multi-published author with books available at Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Totally Bound and Loose Id.

She writes novels set in today between people who know what they want and  how to get it. As well as in the future of vast universes between beautiful, strange and unique beings with lots of spice and sensuality added to her work.

 

Yvette Hines:

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Website: http://yvettehines.com 

Bio:

I’m just Yvette Hines. An erotica author that loves pleasurable hours between the sheets. Whether it is a blended tale of interracial lovers, the clandestine bite and wicked passion of a paranormal lover or the sting of a commanding whip against tender flesh. Even better, make my day and toss in two gorgeously, decadent men who only want to pleasure their woman. Oooh, yeah, now we’re talking. I write erotica because I love it. I’m a Scorpio, so I’m sensual by nature and that just makes me naughty. {giggle}

I’ve been penning erotic tales since 2007, on the hedonistic side of the romance genre. But, I’m eclectic by nature, so I bet I can tell you things that would surprise you. You ready?

I’m married to my best friend. A guy that makes me laugh ’til I can’t breathe. A man who steals my breath every time he walks into a room. A partner that isn’t afraid to bend me over his knees whether I’m good or bad. Oops, that might be one of those TMI moments. {side lip bite} I believe in happily ever after like the rising of the sun depended on it. To me, sex and romance together is essential as gravity to humans remaining firmly planted on earth, they are a connected must. Still haven’t shocked you yet, well then, what would you say if I told you I’m a Christian. Hmm, that made you pause didn’t it. I’m also a part of Christian Erotica Romance Writers. I know, most of you are thinking that is an oxymoron. No problem, it is just who I am.

I enjoy long walks on the beach… well, I do, but really I love meeting readers, going to conference, writing with my fellow authors in a coffee shop, attending BDSM events and Christmas.

Oh, now we are getting to the good stuff. What do I write: Short and Sexy, Sensual Erotica. Yup, that’s me, SASSE Yvette Hines. So, do I only write short stories, primarily. Heck, we live in a society where a lot of people have to have 2-3 jobs, so it doesn’t leave a lot of time to finish a bunch of full length manuscripts. So, I try to give quality short stories. {If you don’t get that from one of my books, send me an email. Please don’t post it to my Facebook page, my group loop, ARe Cafe or blast me on Amazon or ARe store. Just drop me a respectable line and I’ll thank you for your honesty and grow stronger.} Contemporary interracial erotic romance stories are my main releases. I also write paranormal, menage and fantasy. What is my favorite thing to write? I’m glad you asked, Holiday stories with BDSM themes.

Well, I think I have said enough at the moment. Feel free to drop me a line or ask me questions anytime.

Keepin’ It SASSE! {KIS!}

Thank you!!!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

I have to say, I love my readers. Y’all’s support is wonderful and unbelievable. Thank you so much for putting Preconception in the top 100 at Amazon in multicultural stories. I’m so humbled by this support. Y’all are awesome!

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Happy Sunday!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

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A Naughty Little Christmas boxed set — Yvette Hines’ excerpt

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Ohh, it’s Monday. Normally a start to another long week. Well, not today for we have Yvette Hines’ excerpt from her story in the A Naughty Little Christmas boxset, Illicit Christmas.

Illicit Christmas
Yvette Hines

“Aaah!” Looking up she saw a man walking along the side of the road. “Oh, my God, don’t let me hit him.” Honking her horn and jerking the wheel left toward the street she swerved around, barely missing him, until the rear of her car fishtailed. Thump!
Tires screeched as she slammed on the brakes. Throwing the car into park, she slung the door open, vaulted out of the car and ran towards the back of it. A man lay on the ground illuminated in the red glow of her taillights.
“Are you okay? Are you okay?” She kneeled down beside him and fanned her hand over his face. “Sir…sir?”
“If there’s any mercy left in the word, you’ll stop yelling.” His head rolled toward her, gaze locking.
Reaching out, she brushed her fingers along the side of his forehead. “You’re bleeding.”
“And I’ve just been touched by an angel. A pretty caramel-brown angel.” He smiled.
Her stomach flipped. “How do you feel? Can you sit up?”
“You betcha.” Proving his words true, he sat up. He reached his hand up to feel his head and winced. Looking at the blood on his fingertips, he declared, “Good thing I have a hard head. I think I’ll live.” Sitting there with his dark hair falling over his brow made him look like a modern James Dean.
Unwillingly, her lips turned up on the sides. The humor behind his words caused her to do what she hadn’t done in a year–smile. What was it about this man?
“I’m sorry…my car hit a bump…and I didn’t see you…until it was too late.” She knew she was rambling.
The lopsided smile he gave her let her know he knew it too. “No sweat. I shouldn’t have been walking in the dark.” He held her eye contact.
His level gaze caused her stomach to flip-flop again. “Were you headed somewhere?”
Rising to his feet, he closed his eyes for a moment and took a breath as if to stabilize himself. Opening them again, he swiped his hand across the back of his pants removing the dirt and gravel. “My car broke down before the exit ramp. I was on my way to town.”
She stood as well, almost meeting him eye to eye. He had to be an inch or two over six feet, she was five ten and he still had her by a bit. “Are you sure you’re okay?”
Noticing her height, his gaze traveled down the length of her body. Returning to her face, he lifted an eyebrow and inclined his head. It was an appreciative gesture like when one sees the value in a work of art. “Peachy.”
Tingling sensations ran down the front of her body everywhere his gaze touched. She cleared her throat. “I’m going into town. I could give you a lift.”
“Didn’t your mother teach you not to pick up strangers?” he questioned.
“Yea.” She looked at his wound. “I could leave you out here to bleed to death if you’d prefer?”
The sky chose that moment to open up and present a show of force. Cold, fat drops of rain battered their clothes.
“I believe I’ll take you up on your offer.”
They darted towards her car. Once inside they closed the door against the heavy wind. “It’s always great when a man can see reason.” She rolled up the driver’s side window.
He laughed, deep and masculine. She liked it.
The interior of the car was dark, caused by the overhead lamp that broke years ago. Doug promised to fix it, but never got around to it.
Thunder rumbled outside.
Not wanting to think about her ex, she stuck her hand out in his general direction. “Amber.”
Lightening shot from the sky, light flashed in the car as if someone were taking a picture of them. Of that moment.
Seeing her hand, he grasped it. “Chris.”
For a moment, they sat just like that, in silence, neither of them moving.
His thumb stroked the back of her hand then let go.

Yvette Hines
http://yvettehines.com
http://sasse-yvette-hines.blogspot.ca/
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There are 8 stories within this collection by bestselling authors. Check out the blurbs below and don’t forget, this 8 story collection is only $.99!!

*~*~*~*
COWBOY JACKPOT: CHRISTMAS
Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1
Randi Alexander
Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.
*~*~*~*
A NAUGHTY NOELLE
The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5
Ann Bruce
When injured vice cop Sergio Ramirez accepts Noelle Mason’s offer to help him, she has no idea the danger she faces, most of it from her desire to share her bed with him.
*~*~*~*
HOLIDAY SURPRISE: UNWRAPPED
Aliyah Burke
Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like…forever?
*~*~*~*
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick’s happiness for her own freedom?
*~*~*~*
A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS
Dawn Halliday
In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.
*~*~*~*
ILLICIT CHRISTMAS
Yvette Hines
Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever…especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.
*~*~*~*
HER XMAS PRESENT
Christin Lovell
After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?
*~*~*~*
ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Paige Tyler
Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she’s too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!
*~*~*~*

Excited?? Hope so, below you’ll find where you can purchase. Enjoy!!

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

BARNES AND NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-naughty-little-christmas-randi-alexander/1117441332

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-naughty-little-christmas

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377809?ref=RandiAlexander

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anaughtylittlechristmas8seasonallyseductiveromancesfrombestsellingauthors-1351214-166.html

GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807577-a-naughty-little-Christmas

A Naughty Little Christmas boxed set — Randi Alexander’s excerpt

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Happy Sunday to all y’all!

Today we get to visit with Randi Alexander and her excerpt for her story in the A Naughty Little Christmas boxset, From Cowboy Jackpot: Christmas. I do hope you enjoy!

From Cowboy Jackpot: Christmas by Randi Alexander

Running her hands slowly up his arms, Gigi sighed. “I want to fool around.”

Boone tipped his head back and laughed like a kid. “You’re the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten.” Against the backdrop of the suite’s windows, he reminded her of a package all wrapped in lights.

His hands slid to her butt and he tugged her up.

Holding on to his shoulders, Gieselle balanced herself and wrapped her legs around him. She loved it when he carried her.

“You don’t have to ask this cowboy more than once.” He strode to the bedroom, bent over the bed, and laid her back on it. Lit only by the lights of the strip, the room wrapped around them, romantic and cozy.

Propping his elbows at her side, his face hovered inches from hers, his breath warm on her skin. “Baby, I’ve got plans for you.”

A hot shiver skittered through her. “Plans?”

“Mm hm.” His eyes darkened and his breath came faster. ”

She unbuttoned one button of his shirt. “What kind of plans?”

He reached behind his back, tugged off her shoe, and tossed it. “Wicked ones.”

Flicking open another button, she asked, “Hot plans?”

“Yeah. And sticky.” He took her other shoe and threw it, too.

Opening the rest of his buttons, her mouth watered for a lick of his nice pecs. “God, you’re sexy.”

“Baby.” It came out on a growl and he ripped off his cowboy hat and threw it onto a chair. “You’re making me crazy.”

She tugged his shirttails from his jeans. “I want to make you naked.”

With incredible speed, he removed his shirt and leaned back over her. “Your turn.” He slid his hands from her knees down her thighs, his fingers tracing the elastic of her panties around her hips.

The rough calluses on his warm hands rattled lusty heat along her skin and down to her pussy.

Boone gathered her dress under her butt and sat her up, pulling it from under her and up over her head.

He froze, his eyes on her see-through lavender bra. “Oh, jeez.”

His stare puckered her nipples and tingled chills across her breasts. Gieselle laced her fingers through his hat hair, releasing the blond mop. The softness on her fingers tugged at her heart. A rugged cowboy with the sweet personality of a gentleman.

Boone’s mouth covered hers as he laid her back on the bed. He wrapped his arms around her, holding on tight. His big prize buckle chilled her belly.

She traced his lips with her tongue and he dove in, his tongue on hers, on her cheeks, tickling the roof of her mouth.

His overpowering strength did fuzzy things to her brain and wild, jittery things to her core. Her hips made tiny circles, cradling his hard shaft through his jeans.

“Gigi.” He whispered against her lips as his hips took up the rhythm of hers.

She scraped her nails lightly down his back. “Boone?”

“When you do that…” His mouth pressed hard and hot on her neck, his teeth nipping, his tongue tracing patterns. Slowly he eased his body lower, dragging his mouth along her skin, tasting as he went.

She closed her eyes and tipped her head back, thrusting her breasts closer to him as desire swirled and puddled low in her belly.

His mouth traced the line of her bra across one breast, then the other. “You’re so hot. Your skin is burning my lips.”

“Don’t stop.” Her blood raced through her like solar flares.

“No, ma’am.”

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Randi Alexander
“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
http://randialexander.com/

 

There are 8 stories within this collection by bestselling authors. Check out the blurbs below and don’t forget, this 8 story collection is only $.99!!

*~*~*~*
COWBOY JACKPOT: CHRISTMAS
Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1
Randi Alexander
Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.
*~*~*~*
A NAUGHTY NOELLE
The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5
Ann Bruce
When injured vice cop Sergio Ramirez accepts Noelle Mason’s offer to help him, she has no idea the danger she faces, most of it from her desire to share her bed with him.
*~*~*~*
HOLIDAY SURPRISE: UNWRAPPED
Aliyah Burke
Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like…forever?
*~*~*~*
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick’s happiness for her own freedom?
*~*~*~*
A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS
Dawn Halliday
In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.
*~*~*~*
ILLICIT CHRISTMAS
Yvette Hines
Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever…especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.
*~*~*~*
HER XMAS PRESENT
Christin Lovell
After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?
*~*~*~*
ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Paige Tyler
Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she’s too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!
*~*~*~*

Excited?? Hope so, below you’ll find where you can purchase. Enjoy!!

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

BARNES AND NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-naughty-little-christmas-randi-alexander/1117441332

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-naughty-little-christmas

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377809?ref=RandiAlexander

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anaughtylittlechristmas8seasonallyseductiveromancesfrombestsellingauthors-1351214-166.html

GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807577-a-naughty-little-Christmas

A Naughty Little Christmas boxset — Paige Tyler’s excerpt!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Happiest of Saturday’s to all!!

Today’s excerpt comes to us from Paige Tyler and her story in the A Naughty Little Christmas boxset. Her story is titled, All She Wants For Christmas. I don’t know about y’all but I’m always good with having an angel around! Check it out!

ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
by Paige Tyler

As she sipped her eggnog, Hayley realized the conversation had gone from what they were giving their boyfriends and husbands for Christmas to what they hoped their boyfriends and husbands were going to give them.
“Monica and I were just talking about that the other day,” Lyndsay said.  “We’d really like to drop the kids at our parents’ so that Ryan and Cole can pamper us for an entire day. Breakfast in bed, followed by a bubble bath for two, then a nice, long full-body massage, and a romantic candlelit dinner.”
Genevieve rolled her eyes. “Sounds boring to me.”
“That’s just because Lyndsay forgot to mention the part about the mind-blowing sex,” Monica said. “We’d get to that part at some point.”
The redhead shook her head. “If you’re going to ask for the perfect Christmas present, you need to think big. I’d want Chase to whisk me off to a private island somewhere, rub my naked body down with oil, then make love to me for hours on end out on the beach while the waves rolled over us.”
When Hayley and the other girls laughed, Genevieve gave them a disbelieving look.
“Come on,” she said. “I can’t be the only one who has kinky Christmas wishes!”
Hayley blushed and hastily sipped her eggnog so her friends wouldn’t see how red her face was. She wouldn’t exactly call making love on the beach kinky—at least not compared to the fantasies she’d been having lately. Just thinking about them made her pulse quicken.
“Well,” Jill said, giving them a mischievous smile. “I’ve been thinking about how much fun it would be if Philip tied me up and had his way with me.”
Hayley almost choked on her eggnog. She wasn’t the only one staring at the blonde-haired girl in disbelief. Lyndsay, Monica, and Genevieve all looked just as surprised by the other girl’s admission.
“You have to be kidding,” Monica said.
Jill shrugged. “What can I say? There’s just something that turns me on at the thought of being bound and helpless and totally at my lover’s mercy.”
Hayley could only gaze at the other girl in wonder. Well, this was definitely a side of her normally reserved friend she’d never seen before.
“So,” Genevieve said, sipping her wine.  “What about you, Hayley? What’s your kinky Christmas fantasy?”
Hayley shifted on the couch, suddenly extremely aware of her friends looking at her. “Um…” she stammered. “I don’t really have any.”
Jill laughed. “You must. We all do.”
Hayley tucked her long, dark hair behind her ear with a shrug. “Nope. I’m pretty boring, I’m afraid.”
“I find that hard to believe,” Genevieve scoffed.
“Me, too,” Monica said. “Come on, Haley. We all told what we want for Christmas. How about you?”
Beside the other girl, Lyndsay was grinning. “You know we’re going to wear you down you until you tell us.”
Hayley couldn’t help but laugh. She normally wouldn’t have succumbed to their friendly pressure, but the rum in the eggnog had her feeling much less inhibited than usual.
“Okay, but you have to promise that you won’t think I’m weird,” she said, then hurried on before she lost her nerve. “I’d like Conn to spank me. I mean, I’ve never been spanked before, so I’m not really sure if I’d even like it, but every time I think about him putting me over his knee, I get so excited.”
Hayley held her breath as she waited for her friends to say something, but they were all staring at her in astonishment. She felt her face go red.
“Oh, God,” she moaned. “You do think I’m weird. Forget I said that, okay?”
Jill shook her head. “We don’t think you’re weird at all. At least I don’t. I’m just surprised. Not by the fact that you get turned on by the thought of Conner spanking you, I mean, but that you’ve never been spanked before.”
“Me, too,” Lyndsay and Monica said in unison.
Genevieve nodded over the rim of her wine glass.
Hayley looked at them incredulously. “Wait a minute. All of you have gotten spanked by a guy before?”
The other women nodded.
“You’ve really never been spanked?” Lyndsay asked.
Hayley shook her head. “Never.” She frowned. “I guess that means I really am weird since it seems I’m the only one who’s never had my bottom reddened.”
She grabbed a snowman-shaped sugar cookie from the plate on the coffee table and took a bite as she curled her feet under her. How could she be the only one missing out?
Hayley had first discovered her secret desire to be spanked several months ago. She’d been flipping through a fashion magazine at the hair salon when an article caught her eye. It’d been a story about fulfilling your wildest bedroom fantasies, and though she’d skimmed through most of it, she stopped when she came to the part about spanking. According to the article, many modern women found being put over their lover’s knee for a spanking incredibly arousing. Admittedly, Hayley’d been shocked at the idea at first, but the more she’d thought about it, the more intrigued she was by the notion of getting spanked. Since then, she found herself daydreaming about it all the time. But she could never see herself asking her husband to spank her. It would be too embarrassing.
“So, why didn’t any of you ever tell me that you were into spanking?” she asked after a moment.
Jill shrugged. “I guess we all assumed you’d done it, too.”
Hayley’s brow furrowed. “Well, I haven’t. And now that I know you girls have all done it, I’m jealous. Tell me what it’s like.”
Her friends all looked at each other as if trying to decide who wanted to go first.
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There are 8 stories within this collection by bestselling authors. Check out the blurbs below and don’t forget, this 8 story collection is only $.99!!

*~*~*~*
COWBOY JACKPOT: CHRISTMAS
Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1
Randi Alexander
Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.
*~*~*~*
A NAUGHTY NOELLE
The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5
Ann Bruce
When injured vice cop Sergio Ramirez accepts Noelle Mason’s offer to help him, she has no idea the danger she faces, most of it from her desire to share her bed with him.
*~*~*~*
HOLIDAY SURPRISE: UNWRAPPED
Aliyah Burke
Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like…forever?
*~*~*~*
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick’s happiness for her own freedom?
*~*~*~*
A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS
Dawn Halliday
In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.
*~*~*~*
ILLICIT CHRISTMAS
Yvette Hines
Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever…especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.
*~*~*~*
HER XMAS PRESENT
Christin Lovell
After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?
*~*~*~*
ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Paige Tyler
Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she’s too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!
*~*~*~*

Excited?? Hope so, below you’ll find where you can purchase. Enjoy!!

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

BARNES AND NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-naughty-little-christmas-randi-alexander/1117441332

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-naughty-little-christmas

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377809?ref=RandiAlexander

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anaughtylittlechristmas8seasonallyseductiveromancesfrombestsellingauthors-1351214-166.html

GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807577-a-naughty-little-Christmas

 

 

A Naughty Little Christmas boxset–Opal Carew’s excerpt

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Happy Friday to all!!

Today’s excerpt comes to us from Opal Carew and her story in the A Naughty Little Christmas boxset. Her story is titled, Christmas Angel. I don’t know about y’all but I’m always good with having an angel around! Check it out!

Excerpt of “Christmas Angel” by Opal Carew (writing as Amber Carew)

A loud clatter jolted Nicholas Berringer from a sound sleep. He sat up and shoved his fingers through his hair, pushing it back off his face, waiting for any other sound to give him a clue as to what had awakened him. A clunk, definitely from the next room, sent Nick scrambling to his feet. He rushed to the bedroom door and cautiously pushed it open. He fully expected to come face-to-face with an armed burglar.
To his total surprise, he stood gazing at an angel.
He blinked, then shook his head.
The beautiful woman standing in the middle of his living room wore a white gown that glittered in the moonlight, with soft waves of pale blond hair floating to her hips, and wings of downy white feathers that looked so real he could almost swear they were a part of her.
“Who are you?” His voice came out in a whispered tone, full of awe.
What was wrong with him? Bowled over by some woman dressed in an angel costume who had broken into his home!
He drew up his shoulders and demanded, “What are you doing here?”
Her large, luminescent eyes blinked a couple of times.
“I … do not know,” she said in a lilting French accent.
Her words, like a half-forgotten melody from his childhood, washed over him in gentle waves. That voice stirred something deep inside him.
Damn. He had to shake himself out of it! She might look like an angel, but Nicholas didn’t believe in angels. In fact, he didn’t believe in much of anything, especially when it came to women.
“What do you mean, you don’t know? Do you always walk into other people’s apartments in the middle of the night?”
Her fingertips grazed the velvet, paisley cushion on the arm of his burgundy leather sofa as she glanced around in bewilderment, then her fingers clutched the back of the couch as if needing the support to keep standing.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to intrude.”
He stepped toward her and her eyes widened and she stepped backward and bumped into the tree, which started to topple sideways. Nicholas leaped forward and grabbed it just before it knocked over the stained glass lamp on the occasional table. He set the tree back in place.
She seemed a little inept to be a thief.
Maybe she’d gone to a Christmas party—some costume affair from the look of her outfit—and had a little too much wine.
He retrieved two glittering glass ball ornaments, which had rolled across the taupe carpet and bumped against the raised hearth of the fireplace, then re-hung them on the tree branches.
He surveyed her face—heart shaped, with a pert little nose and full, inviting lips—and the bluest eyes he’d ever seen. Wide and bewildered.
“Do you live in the building?”
“No, I do not think so.”
She stepped forward and stumbled on the hem of her skirt. He reached out and caught her elbow so she wouldn’t fall and she leaned against him for support. The warm softness of her body against his sent his hormones into an uproar.
He eased her to her feet and released her immediately, concentrating on reigning in the tumultuous effect she had on him.
Her lips turned up in a delicate smile.
Merci.”
Despite the powerful sexual effect she had on him, she seemed quite fragile. An intense feeling of protectiveness he’d never known he possessed surged through him. Her effect on him certainly was unusual.
He guided her to the sofa. “Why don’t you sit down and I’ll get you a drink?”
She lowered herself onto the couch and he fetched a glass of orange juice from the kitchen. Brandy might have been better, but he didn’t know what, if anything, she’d been drinking already.
He handed her the glass, then sat down on the chair beside her. They sat quietly for a few moments while she sipped her juice.
“You live here alone?” she asked.
“Yes, that’s right.”
She rested her hand on his arm. Warmth seeped into him at her gentle touch.
“I think being alone is not something you like.” She glanced at him with luminous, blue eyes and their gazes locked.
He wanted to protest, wanted to deny her words to himself, but he couldn’t. It was true. He wanted a woman in his life. A partner who would give his life meaning, give him a reason for coming home at night, but his fear of being hurt overrode that need.

“Christmas Angel” by Opal Carew
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There are 8 stories within this collection. Check out the blurbs below and don’t forget, this 8 story collection is only $.99!!

*~*~*~*
COWBOY JACKPOT: CHRISTMAS
Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1
Randi Alexander
Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.
*~*~*~*
A NAUGHTY NOELLE
The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5
Ann Bruce
When injured vice cop Sergio Ramirez accepts Noelle Mason’s offer to help him, she has no idea the danger she faces, most of it from her desire to share her bed with him.
*~*~*~*
HOLIDAY SURPRISE: UNWRAPPED
Aliyah Burke
Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like…forever?
*~*~*~*
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick’s happiness for her own freedom?
*~*~*~*
A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS
Dawn Halliday
In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.
*~*~*~*
ILLICIT CHRISTMAS
Yvette Hines
Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever…especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.
*~*~*~*
HER XMAS PRESENT
Christin Lovell
After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?
*~*~*~*
ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Paige Tyler
Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she’s too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!
*~*~*~*

Excited?? Hope so, below you’ll find where you can purchase. Enjoy!!

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

BARNES AND NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-naughty-little-christmas-randi-alexander/1117441332

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-naughty-little-christmas

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377809?ref=RandiAlexander

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anaughtylittlechristmas8seasonallyseductiveromancesfrombestsellingauthors-1351214-166.html

GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807577-a-naughty-little-Christmas

A Naughty Little Christmas boxset–Dawn Halliday’s excerpt

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Nearing the end of the week. Need a pick me up? How  about a hot Highlander and his woman! Check out Dawn Halliday’s excerpt from her story, A Highlander for the Holidays.

A HIGHLANDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS
By Dawn Halliday

Aileen smiled. “Do you remember the tree stump?”
“Aye. How could I forget?”
Whenever either of them had seen Munro in one of his rages, they’d lay a piece of heather over the stump of a fallen birch tree in the bailey to warn the other to stay clear of Munro that day. Her warnings had saved Niall from beatings at least a dozen times.
“The stump is gone,” he mused. Upon riding through the castle gates, he’d been assailed by memories of his time here, and he’d looked for the stump, only to find smooth ground where it had once been.
She nodded. “’Twas dug up a few years ago. I miss it. It saved me many times.”
“Aye,” he said gruffly. “Me too.”
The reminiscent look on her face called to him. His body resonated with the urge to draw her lush body into his arms, to hold her, comfort her…make love to her…
He shook himself free of that thought. “’Tis good I have been gone so long. Otherwise, I dinna think…” I could have kept my hands off you.
“Is that why you went away?” she asked. “You felt you couldna protect me from him?” She laughed, a soft, smooth sound that slipped under his skin like a warm caress. “If you defended the honor of every wife whose husband took a mistress, you’d be occupied every minute of the day.”
“I’ve no desire to defend every wife,” he said. “Only you.”
Her gaze strayed away, and she didn’t speak. Instead, she took his hand and drew him toward the fire. The gold glow of the lantern light caught the subtle sheen of tears in her eyes before she knelt at his feet to remove his shoes.
Niall stiffened at the gesture. This was inappropriate. He touched his fingers to the top of her head. “Please dinna kneel.”
She bowed her head. “Let me help you prepare for your bath, Niall. ’Twill me great pleasure.”
“I’m your servant, milady.” He’d do anything she asked of him. Even watch her bow at his feet when he ought to be bowing before her.
His fingers itched to stroke her head, to touch that sleek black fall of hair, to caress the gentle slope of her cheekbone. But the Mackenzie had sent Niall here to fetch his sister, to accompany her to Ellandonan as her protector, not to seduce her. To touch her would be to betray his oath to the laird.
There would be no way to hide his arousal when she undressed him. He would shame himself.
As her deft fingers worked the laces on his boots, he tried to think of anything but the thought of her hands on his body. He forced his mind to saddling a temperamental horse. To the puffed cheeks of a man playing the bagpipes. To haggis…
She moved behind him and with skilled precision untied his belt, which she placed on the table beside the bed. Niall helped her to lift off his mail shirt and unwrap his plaid. Her fingertips skimmed over the side of his arse as she worked it off him. Just like that, all thoughts of haggis and everything else fled, until there was only Aileen and her touch. Niall gritted his teeth so hard his jaw ached.
Was her touch deliberate? An invitation?
Of course it wasn’t. The mail shirt and plaid dropped to the planked floor. Still standing behind him, she reached down to clasp the bottom of his shirt. In one motion, she pulled it over his head.
He stood naked, his arousal painfully thrust out. Thankfully, she didn’t move from behind him.
“You must be weary,” she said quietly, touching the back of his shoulder with gentle fingers. “One of your men told me how hard you rode from Ellandonan. I…” Her voice caught. “Please,” she whispered. “The bath is ready.”

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There are 8 stories within this collection. Check out the blurbs below and don’t forget, this 8 story collection is only $.99!!

*~*~*~*
COWBOY JACKPOT: CHRISTMAS
Cowboy Jackpot Series, Book 1
Randi Alexander
Award Winning Novella. A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and college student Gigi Colberg-Staub.
*~*~*~*
A NAUGHTY NOELLE
The 19th Precinct, Book 1.5
Ann Bruce
When injured vice cop Sergio Ramirez accepts Noelle Mason’s offer to help him, she has no idea the danger she faces, most of it from her desire to share her bed with him.
*~*~*~*
HOLIDAY SURPRISE: UNWRAPPED
Aliyah Burke
Recuperating in wintery Massachusetts, Heath Dixon gives cold-hating Kassia Green something much hotter to focus on. But can he keep her after Christmas? Like…forever?
*~*~*~*
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
Opal Carew
Given one chance to break the curse which has held Angelique in its grip for two hundred years, she is faced with a heart-rending decision. Can she sacrifice Nick’s happiness for her own freedom?
*~*~*~*
A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS
Dawn Halliday
In the wintery Highland mountains, Aileen and Niall unleash their forbidden passion. But Aileen is promised to another this Christmas, and the wicked Lowlander will stop at nothing to have her.
*~*~*~*
ILLICIT CHRISTMAS
Yvette Hines
Even during the holidays a woman can have one reckless night that will change her life forever…especially when the man she was with is determined to prove they belong together.
*~*~*~*
HER XMAS PRESENT
Christin Lovell
After being apart from each other for a year, Libby and Tyler realize their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Are they willing to risk years of friendship on a chance at love?
*~*~*~*
ALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
Paige Tyler
Hayley Knowles has always fantasized about getting spanked by her husband, Conner. But how can she possibly ever get her husband to do it, especially since she’s too shy to tell him? This is the holiday season, though, so maybe Hayley might get exactly what she wants for Christmas!
*~*~*~*

Excited?? Hope so, below you’ll find where you can purchase. Enjoy!!

AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naughty-Little-Christmas-Randi-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00GOKA1N6/

BARNES AND NOBLE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-naughty-little-christmas-randi-alexander/1117441332

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-naughty-little-christmas

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377809?ref=RandiAlexander

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anaughtylittlechristmas8seasonallyseductiveromancesfrombestsellingauthors-1351214-166.html

GOODREADS:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18807577-a-naughty-little-Christmas

Yay!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Ohh, my book’s being featured. Check it out.
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Newsletter!!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Big news y’all.

I’m starting up a newsletter in Jan 2013 with monthly releases. It will be full of release information, occassional exclusive contests, and a slew of other things. I’m nervous about this, haven’t done this before, so fingers crossed all goes well.

So, if you’d like to be kept up on this, just sign up here: http://www.aliyah-burke.com/newsletter.htm

I’d love to have you part of the newsletter group!!

Happy reading,

~Aliyah