Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Wednesday Writing

Writing tip – if using Microsoft word – the green squiggley line under a comma is a good indicator that you have a comma splice.

Monday, 28 October 2013

What's Doing Mondays

Character profile (this follows from the last two character profiles from ‘Retraining the Sub’) – also check out interview on Friday on Liv Honeywell’s and Jan Bowles’s blogs with more information about this book.


Name – Trey Knight (full name Trevor)

Book – Retraining the Dom
 
Love interest – Olivia (he insists on calling her Livvy). Never married.

Age – 45

Hair/eyes Black hair, grey/silver eyes

Height/weight – 6ft 3in, very fit and hunky

Looks – Arrogant, hard, inflexible


Other – Loves using of impact tools when being a Dom, but never hits with his hand. Enjoys giving demos to music, eg, uses a flogger to the beat of the music.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Weekend Reading

This week's weekend reading recommendations are as follows:



Title of book: Retraining the Dom

Name of author: Jennifer Denys

Genre: BDSM

Main characters: Trey - 40s, Dom, dark, strong, needs retraining, abusive past/Olivia- 50s, Domme with submissive streak, tall, voluptuous, phoenix tattoo

Setting:  modern day, BDSM club

Length: 32k

Synopsis: Trey has to go on Club Allure's Retraining programme, but he is too strong a Dom to be controlled by another Dom. Olivia is a mature, experienced Domme hiding a submissive streak. Can she tame Mr Control himself or will she be tamed instead?

What's Hot?: Double penetration in a hot tub

Buy link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/jennifer-denys/






Title of Book: Monsters Under the Bed   

Name of Author: Susan Laine

Genre: Paranormal MM

Main Characters: Sam Garrett -- Private investigator, ex-military, brown eyes, brown hair, shaggy Bogart-type/Rex Ford -- Landscape artist, ex-police officer, blond hair, blue eyes, gorgeous WASP-type.

Setting: Contemporary Unveiled San Francisco

Length: 156 pages

Synopsis: PI Sam Garrett is hired by eccentric billionaire toy maker and child genius Mozart "Mo" Chance—after his apparent suicide in the hills of San Francisco. The inheritors of Mo’s fortune—the uncle, the butler, the nanny, and the bodyguard—are joined by Sam’s partner and lover, Rex Ford. If Mo endured horrific nightmares about monsters under his bed, there’s no telling what dangers await a nosy PI.

What’s hot: Sex in a changing room.






Title of book: Rock Hard

Name of author: Tatum Throne

Genre: Contemporary MF

Main characters: Kade Gentry – Ranger, black hair, blue eyes, hard tanned face/Wynn South – internal affairs agents for US Forest Service, yellow blonde hair.

Setting:  Kentucky hills

Length: 38k

Synopsis: Internal Affairs Agent, Wynn South, gets a rush from going undercover. Rock climbing atop the Arrowhead, Wynn meets the Ranger she is investigating, Kade Gentry. Forbidden passions ignite when a thunderstorm forces them to take cover. Caught between her mission and passion, Wynn crosses the line. It turns into a fiery affair that she knows she’ll have to end.


What's Hot?: Sex in a jeep.

Buy link:
http://www.bookstrand.com/rock-hard-throne


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wednesday Writing

Retraining the Dom’ is out today!!!






It will be available from Evernight’s website, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Bookstrand, All Romance e-books and others.

Here is the blurb: Trey has to go on Club Allure's Retraining programme, but he is too strong a Dom to be controlled by another Dom. Olivia is a mature, experienced Domme hiding a submissive streak. Can she tame Mr Control himself or will she be tamed instead?

Watch out for excerpts coming up and character profiles. If you are on Facebook I am having a release event on Sunday 27 Oct 1-8pm (UK time). There will be competitions, snippets, titbits, Q&A, discussions, pics……



Enjoy!

Monday, 21 October 2013

What's Doing Mondays

Something you never knew about me - I am a professional genealogist (although I don’t take any commissions any more—too busy writing!) and have given over a hundred classes and workshops.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Weekend Reading Recommendations

Title of book: Night of the Horse

Name of author: Elodie Parkes

Genre: Paranormal

Main characters:
Rosie, thirty years old, long hair, blue eyes, slim and small, computer network specialist.
Jude, unspecified age, as he's lived a long time, looks around thirty. Dark hair, tall, muscles, blue eyes, artist
Justin, age as Jude, blonde hair, brown eyes, artist, dance teacher.

Setting:  Present day England in semi-rural town

Length: 12k


Synopsis: A lonely young woman signs up for dance lessons. Two gorgeous guys find her as fascinating as she finds them. Hearing horses in the night, she opens her bedroom window to watch them - a silver white horse and a tall black one...they turn to stare at her. Had they heard when she sighed over them?


What's Hot?: Two men who are so different, one whose gentle, sensual lovemaking wraps you in a haze of lust. The other whose hot, raw sexual need, wets you through and takes you on a wild ride to bliss.







Title of book: The Sub Who Switched 

Name of author: Jennifer Denys

Genre: MF, BDSM

Main characters: Ellie, just turned 30, co-owner of art gallery, tall and slender, shoulder length blonde hair, hazel eyes, the last of her friends to find a partner but wants someone dominant. Nick, also 30, a photographer, a couple of inches shorter than Ellie,
medium buil, dark blond hair, blue eyes, a gentle soul.

Setting:  Contemporary, some of it in a BDSM club

Length: 26k

Synopsis:
Wanting someone dominant, Ellie turns down gentle Nick. Trying to change his submissive nature, Nick gets tutorials from a Master in a BDSM club and visits a women’s sex shop. It’s not plain sailing, though. Can Nick really switch and persuade Ellie to surrender? An unusual suggestion proves the catalyst.

What's Hot?: The hero getting hot and bothered when he goes into a female sex shop

Buy link: www.bookstrand.com/the-sub-who-switched




Title of book: Saving Master Rafael

Name of author: Clair de Lune

Genre: Contemporary BDSM

Main characters:

Master Rafael Flores - long black cape, wide-brimmed hat and mask covering his eyes. Body muscled and toned. His hair long - glossy blue black. The golden colour of his skin owed nothing to fake tan. Eyes - large and dark, almost black in colour with long lashes and thick arched brows. His nose - patrician. Aged 54

Jess Morgan - most amazing gray eyes, almost silver. Hair - light brown, cut short at the sides, longer on top, falling in an endearing cow–lick over his face.  Strong pointed tongue with the ball piercing. Smooth chest, long elegant limbs, a bit on the skinny side. 36 

Heather Saxton - huge frightened eyes, long lashes. Pretty, heart- shaped face, cupid's bow of a mouth and rosy cheeks. Long very curly chestnut hair to waist. Green eyes wide set. Curvy figure and large breasts. 34

Setting: modern day, BDSM club

Length: 24k

Synopsis: You often find love when you're least prepared. After his loss, Master Rafael is a reluctant participant in the sub auction, then Jess and Heather steal his heart. After a night of passion he leaves them. Can he hold out against the determined efforts of two subs and a Domme with his best interests at heart?

What's Hot?: double erotic spanking over a desk in Rafael's study




Thursday, 17 October 2013

Wednesday Writing

Writing tip – if using Microsoft word – the green squiggley line under a comma is a good indicator that you have a comma splice.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday Writing

Yeah! My cover for 'Retraining the Dom' has finally arrived. It is out on 23rd Oct - exactly one week today. 



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

And the winners of the Evernight Birthday blog hop on my page are.............


The winners of the Evernight Birthday Blog Hop are:

1st – Ashley Applebee. I really liked their comment about the sub having control. If they don't trust and respect the Dom, there is no Dom. Too true.

2nd – Amy Bowens. I liked their comment about liking stories where the sub struggles to give up control/or the Dom takes it all away.

3rd – Ella Grey. I liked their comment about using sensation play as I like that too!



Congratulations to all – I will be emailing you about getting your prizes to you.


If you were unlucky but want another chance to win some great prizes befriend me on Facebook, if you haven't already, and take part in my Release Party for ‘Retraining the Dom’ due to take place on 27 October.

Monday, 14 October 2013

What's Up Mondays

Retraining the Dom’ will be out very soon. If you want to win a copy of the first book in the Retraining series (Retraining the Sub) check out the Evernight Birthday Blog Hop competition – today is the last day……

Friday, 11 October 2013

Weekend Reading

More weekend reading from authors with Evernight books. If you like the sound of any of them Evernight has a 25% off sale on their website at the moment...





Title of book: No Rest for the Prince’s Virgin

Name of author: Morgan King

Genre: Fantasy/Fairytale (Very Naughty!), BDSM

Main characters: Prince Wilhelm, traditionally tall dark and handsome, not to mention noble and charming as well as a master of seduction. Katrine, lost, uncertain, gentle and kind, with striking pea-green eyes, but most importantly full of princess potential.

Setting: A magical land far far away, where you never know what might happen next!

Length: ( 35K)

Synopsis: What really kept the princess awake all night? On the night of a storm Katrine is swept into Prince Wilhelm’s life like magic. He is determined to seduce the beautiful, lost, woman, using all his powers of seduction. Katrine is no princess and does not feel she deserves the Prince’s attentions. When fate and jealous ladies conspire against the pair can they still have a fairy tale ending?

What's Hot?: Prince Wilhelm binding Katrine to a four poster bed with her woven hair and indulging in wax play!





Title of book: Blood Hunt 

Name of author: Naomi Clark

Genre: f/f urban fantasy

Main characters: Ayla - werewolf, 20s, impulsive, brave, caring. Shannon - human, 20s, cool, intuitive, intelligent.

Setting: modern day Paris

Length: 70k (ish)

Synopsis: On what should be a romantic holiday in Paris, werewolf Ayla and her human girlfriend Shannon find themselves hunted by a mysterious and deadly monster. Can they save themselves before this savage killer catches up to them?

What's Hot?: Blindfolds and silk scarves.





Title of book: Retraining the Sub)

Name of author: Jennifer Denys

Genre: BDSM

Main characters: Luke - dark blond, cut short, blue eyes. About 6ft in. Now muscular torso (used to be thinner). Handsome but now has hard arrogant face. Age 31.

Ann - brassy honey-blonde dead straight to the tip of shoulder (used to be very long, brown and wavy before she took up BDSM), brown eyes. 10 inches shorter than Luke, 5ft 3in. Age 29. Now nice legs and body but used to be very thin.

Setting:  modern day, BDSM club

Length: 29k

Synopsis:
When submissive Ann misuses her safe word once too often she is told to attend a retraining program. However, the only Master prepared to train her is hard, inflexible Luke, the man she jilted eight years previously. It becomes a battle of wills to see who will lose control—the battle being about trust. Who will ultimately win?

What's Hot?: The heroine bound shibari style by the hero


Buy Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/jennifer-denys/ 


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Wednesday Writing

There is still time to take part in the Evernight Birthday blog hop and win some great prizes. See the blog from last week…….




Monday, 7 October 2013

Monthly Author Interview

My inspirational author this month is the lovely K D Grace (who also writes as Grace Marshall) who asked me to do a guest post for a blog a few months ago. My reaction at the time was “Oh, my God. A BIG writer wants me to be on their blog!” And she kindly agreed to be interviewed….


First of all, I’d like to thank you for having me over, Jennifer. It’s such a treat to be here, and it’s been great fun answering these fab questions.

I love to write more anything. Everyone who knows me knows that about me.  Secondly, I love to be outside. I get my inspiration from walking and working in our allotment growing veg. I’m very physically active – always have been. My husband and I do some Chinese martial arts and some Tai boxing, and we get to the gym on a very regular basis. This helps keep us fit for the long walks. (We walked across England two summers ago! ) Thirdly I’m very neurotic, so I REALLY, REALLY NEEEED to walk and garden and work out hard. Those things keep me from getting too twitchy.

I live in South England, right off the North Downs Way, so lots of good walking available for me – and right at my back door. I have a fab husband who is extremely supportive of my writing. In fact, he tells his friends I use him for research!

We love birds. We feed them and indulge them in our back garden. We even have a black bird who comes to the window to let us know that he wants currants – NOW!

I wish I didn’t have to sleep because there’d be more time to write and garden and walk. Maybe then I could take up a few other hobbies I’d like to try if time weren’t an issue. Ah, but who am I kidding? If I had more time, I’d just fill it up with more writing.
(We are very alike, KD. I love walking and gardening too and have several bird feeders in mine.)


Tell us about your latest book.

My latest novel is a Grace Marshall novel. GM novels are very sexy with the emphasis on romance and a plot that’s very much a romantic thriller. The Exhibition is book three of The Executive Decisions Trilogy.  This is Stacie Emerson and Harris Walker’s story. (see excerpt at the end) Here’s the blurb:

Successful NYC gallery owner, Stacie Emerson, is ex-fiancĂ©e to one Thorne brother and ex-wife to the other. Though the three have made peace, Ellison Thorne’s friend, wildlife photographer, Harris Walker, still doesn’t like her. When Stacie convinces Harris to exhibit his work for the opening of her new gallery she never intended to include him in her other more hazardous plans. But when those plans draw the attention of dangerous business tycoon, Terrance Jamison, Harris comes to her aid. In the shadow of a threat only Stacie understands, can she dare let Harris into her life and make room for love?

It’s the last of the trilogy and, I think the most intense. It’s definitely an edge of the seat sort of read. It’ll be out later this autumn.

After that I’ll be turning my attention to Fulfilling the Contract, the sequel to The Initiation of Ms Holly.

(Sounds great – I wish you lots of luck with it.)


What makes a great hero?

What makes a great hero is not knowing that he’s a hero. That, to me is the number one rule in writing heroes. If a character thinks he’s god’s gift to the world, then he won’t be the hero in my story. I like flaws and I like an unassuming attitude. I like a hero who does what he has to when the time comes, even when the odds are against him.

There’s a wonderful line from the latest Star Trek film, Into Darkness (LOVE Star Trek in all its incarnations I agree!) which illustrates what I mean. To me, it’s the point at which Jim Kirk really becomes a true hero. He tells Spock, when it looks like all is doomed, ‘I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I only know what I can do.’ THAT’S a hero’s line!


Do you have anything in common with your characters?

I think there’s a little bit of me in all my characters. I believe that ultimately we’re never really rescued until we rescue ourselves, and therefore all of my female characters, no matter how neurotic (You see? There I am!) are intelligent, capable and have something to offer an intelligent capable man other than a sexy body. In The Exhibition, for all of Stacie’s cosmopolitan savvy and her love of the natural world (Me again, well the love of the natural world, at least) she has trouble chewing gum and walking at the same time. Though I’m not clumsy physically, I always feel that socially, I’m a total clutz. I fake it pretty well, just like Stacie does. But I’m sure I don’t look anywhere nearly as good as she does in tight jeans or a power suit.
(I can empathise with this. I too take parts of my own character and embed them in my heroines).


Is there any trivia about your latest/forthcoming story that you can share with us (eg, the name of a real life pet that you used in the story)?

I set what I consider one of the most powerful scenes in the novel in Central Oregon, on the Crooked River and then over in the John Day Fossil Beds. I lived in Central Oregon, in the High Desert, for several years, and I claim the area as my stateside home when I go there. Also my sister lives there. When I visited her in March, we took one of the most amazing road trips I’ve ever taken. We drove through the John Day Fossil Beds, which is a HUGE area divided into three major units that took us all day driving to see. And when I say ‘see’, I mean just a quick peek at what’s really there. The next time I visit, there WILL be walks into the gorgeous High Dessert.

No picking up fossils allowed there. Mind you most of the finds that the paleontologists are working with are too big to carry home in your rucksack. Unlike Lyme Regis (Another one of my very fave places) nothing washes into the sea, which is a good seven hours away, and everything is fiercely protected. But the wild, pristine beauty of the High Desert is stunning. The painted Hills do, indeed look as though they’ve been painted. Sheep Rock does, indeed look like a sheep when viewed from the right angle (Though way too big to be called just a rock).

Stacie and Harris are returning from photographing Mountain Lions when they pass through this gorgeous area. Harris is a wildlife photographer and, of course he’d be photographing two of my fave animals. In the opening scenes he has an up-close and personal run-in with a family of great horned owls and in the scene on the Crooked River he has taken Stacie with him to photograph a mountain lion. Yep! I’m SO there!


What’s the strangest (bravest, funniest etc) thing you’ve ever done?

The bravest thing I’ve ever done, by far, (And maybe the strangest too, for that matter) was to submit my first story and pursue a fiction writing career in spite of a mountain of rejections. I still get butterflies in my stomach when I think how I really gutted it up and pushed on through the avalanche of rejections to get to where I am now.
(Know what you mean!)


When did you write your first book (and is it published)?

I wrote my first novel when I was 21. I did finish it, but never attempted to submit it. It was a bit of a Pygmalion story with a gym/triathlon sort of twist. Though it will probably remain a ‘trunk novel,’ I am toying around with some ideas based on that novel to create something much more sinister. But that’s for later!
(Trunk novel – good description! Better than ‘stories stuffed in the filing cabinet’)


What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Seriously good coffee. Yup! That’s better than just about anything. That and really good iced tea, (That’s a hold-over from the American part of me. I grew up drinking it, so I guess it’s comfort drink ) I drink iced tea with no sugar, so it’s not really a guilty pleasure, is it?


What are you currently working on, or what’s on the horizon?

I have two projects in the works at the moment. As I said, I’m getting ready to start the sequel to The Initiation of Ms Holly – Fulfilling the Contract – which is set in Vegas and will be loads of fun to write, and hopefully read.

At the moment, I’m working in a different genre on what will be at least an epic fantasy trilogy with a possibility of more books. The first book is written and I’m in the process of last minute clean-ups and of mapping out books two and three. I’m very excited about this project, and having lots of fun with it.  

I’ve also just heard back from Moorita Encantada, with whom I’m collaborating on a burlesque play Eye of the Beholder, which is a modern retelling of the Perseus and Medusa story from Greek Mythology. I’ll be working more on that project as well.


What do you do when you’re not writing?

As I mentioned in the first question, most often when I’m not writing I’m doing something outside – walking or gardening. But in all honesty, even when I’m NOT writing, I’m thinking about writing.
(Oh yes, we writers can get our inspiration from just going to the shop to get some milk!)


What’s the hardest part of writing?

For me, the hardest part of writing is the final few chapters of the final draft of a novel. I call it End of Novel Syndrome. I get a bit crazy at that point (even more so than usual) and I can’t sleep well, I am grumpy (more so than usual) I’m emotional and I feel like I’m gonna die if I don’t get on with it. And then, when it’s finished and I’ve pushed the send key and the project is out of my hands, into the hands of my publisher … I get Empty Nest Syndrome, which is even worse, but much easier to treat. I just make sure my next project is there and grabbing my full attention. You see? I told you! Neurotic!
(Not neurotic at all – I think gardeners actually make good writers because we like to nuture.)



Find K D and Grace Marshall Here:                                     
Websites: http://kdgrace.co.uk/              
                http://gracemarshallromance.co.uk/                 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KDGraceAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KD_Grace    
             http://twitter.com/GM_Romance


The Exhibition Excerpt:
The fact that cops were pouring through the door only half registered in Harris’s Stacie-addled brain. Then some woman screamed raid, and people were running and shoving in all directions. Someone was shouting something in an authoritative voice into a blow horn. It all felt like a scene right out of a gangster movie.

Stacie grabbed him by the hand and dragged him back toward their table. She shoved her iPad in her bag, and shouted at Waters, who had rushed back to the booth with his dance partner hanging on for dear life and was now shooting pictures like crazy.

Every time the man had a camera in his hand, he looked like he was about to get well laid. Did his work really do that for him? The adrenaline rush that came from fear of losing life and limb was the best Harris ever managed.

‘You alright,’ Stacie yelled to Waters.

He nodded breathlessly and handed Stacie something that Harris couldn’t see. ‘Need to do me a favour.’ His words were clipped, excited. ‘Can you take care of this for me?’ He nodded toward the ladies room.

‘Seriously? You brought that here?’ For a second, Harris thought Stacie was going to belt the man.

But Waters only shrugged, gave her a sheepish grin, and kept shooting. ‘I didn’t think.’

She said something that Harris couldn’t hear over the chaos, something he figured wasn’t very nice.

She grabbed Harris by the hand and headed toward the bathrooms, dragging him right on into the women’s room. ‘What the –’

She shoved her way into the first stall, dropped a tiny plastic bag with what looked like a couple of roll-your-owns into the commode and flushed with her booted foot.

‘Jesus! Are you kidding me?’ Harris felt the tension ratchet up a notch in his shoulders as she watched the swirl of water in the toilet to make sure her efforts were effective. ‘He brought pot here? Idiot.’

She placed a finger to her lips, then slammed the cubicle door shut once she was satisfied with the results. ‘I’m sure that’s not what they’re looking for, but it’s enough to land him at the police station.’

Outside someone shouted, ‘Hastings, check the crappers.’

Before Harris knew what hit him, she pulled him into the cubicle at the other end of the row and locked the door behind him talking in a fast whisper. ‘Sorry about this. Not very professional, I know, but I promised to do my best to keep us out of jail, and I’m thinking groping in the ladies’ room’s not what this raid’s all about.’ The words were barely out of her mouth before she launched herself at him lips first. Damn it; he wanted to be mad at her. They were about to go to jail, for fuck sake! But instead of giving her a piece of his mind, he kissed her right back, hard, and felt her yield and open, and his tongue was in heaven sparing with hers, tasting, testing, thrusting. He found himself hoping that the inevitable arrest would wait until after he got his fill of Stacie Emerson, and that could take a while. She felt way better than she had even in his fantasies, and when his badly-behaving hands moved down to cup her magnificent bottom and pull her closer, she returned the favour and gave his ass a good grope. As though that gave him permission to explore, he slid anxious fingers inside her trousers wriggling down past a miniscule thong to cup an impossibly soft, impossibly firm buttock that gave a muscular clench in his hand, forcing her hips forward until she couldn’t possibly miss the press of his appreciative hard-on straining his jeans to get closer to her.

In the hall the noise got louder and the door burst open.

She had just managed a good firm stroke to the front of his trousers that had his full attention, and then some, when a heavy-handed knock on the door caused her to yelp, and he nearly fell back onto the commode.

‘All right, you two, tuck it in, and come on out.’

Stacie opened the door before they could even attempt to disguise what they’d been up too, and he cursed out loud just as the door swung wide and an unimpressed police woman, who looked like she could take them both in a wrestling match and not break a sweat, stood glaring at them without the least bit of surprise on her way- less-than-interested face. ‘You two got any drugs?’

‘I’ve got some aspirin.’ Stacie held her gigantic shoulder bag open for the police officer’s perusal.

The woman gave her a bored look. ‘You?’ She nodded to Harris.

Harris pulled his pockets inside out and a quarter and two pennies pinged against the edge of the toilet and went rolling across the floor.

The officer shook her head. ‘Get outta here and get a room. I really don’t need to see this kinda shit when I’m trying to work.’

Thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed. I’ve come to realise reading this that you are I are a lot alike – walking, gardening, birdwatching, star trek (except for coffee – I’m an Englishwoman, give me tea any time).


Next month is the turn of Doris O’Conner.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Weekend Reading

All the recommendations this week are Evernight books since Evernight are celebrating their third birthday! Also note that all Evernight books are 40% off on Evernight website until 7 October or 25% on All Romance Ebooks.



Title of book: Grading the Curve

Name of author: Nicola Cameron

Genre: contemporary, May/December

Main characters: Alex, 38, a handsome widowed English professor who hides his grief behind a sardonic wall. Ellen, 21, an orphaned scholarship student who just wants to finish college and start life.

Setting:  Modern day, small Midwestern college town

Length: 13K

Synopsis: On the eve of her college graduation, Ellen wishes she could tell her favorite professor how she feels about him. To her shock, she finds out he’s just as interested in her. Is this a classroom crush, or something more?

What's Hot?: semi-public foreplay, sex in an auditorium bathroom

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Grading-Curve-Romance-Go-ebook/dp/B00F4M2KTI






Title of book: The Last Werewolf 

Name of author: Jennifer Denys and Susan Laine

Genre: MMF

Main characters: Summer Harrison, English (with Finnish mother), strawberry blonde hair, tall, mid twenties, fit, witty, smart, a sports coach (and werewolf).
Rik Linna, Finnish, late twenties, bi-sexual, a banker, dark haired, hunky, easy going.
Leevi Valo, Finnish, mid thirties, bi-sexual, owner of a garage, blond, very tall, lean, ruggedly handsome, brooding.

Setting:  Contemporary – England and Finland

Length:  60k

Synopsis:
Summer believes she is the last werewolf in the world, but when she finds an old letter from Finland she travels there. Although drawn to a Finnish man, Rik, he confesses to having feelings for his ex-boyfriend, Leevi. Uncovering the truth about her wolf heritage is fraught with peril when she is abducted and imprisoned in an old fort.

What's Hot?: A threesome in a hill fort in the wilderness of Hell’s Lake.

Buy link:    
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-last-werewolf-by-jennifer-denys-and-susan-laine/ 






Title of book: A Mile High

Name of author: Bethany-Kris

Genre: Contemporary

Main characters: Olivia "Liv"- Mid twenties, tall, dark wavy hair, web designer, and a workaholic in need of a vacation. Sal- Thirty-one, tall, dark, handsome, and charming Newfoundland native; a business owner making big changes in his life.

Setting: Modern day. Maine, a plane, and Newfoundland, Canada.

Length: 15k

Synopsis: Olivia is in desperate need of a vacation, but when the airline screws up her plans for a getaway to the beautiful Barbados, instead putting her on a new path that intertwines with Sal, she can’t say no to his offer of joining the mile high club.

What's Hot?: sex in first class on a public flight.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Evernight Birthday Blog Hop

Celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!


In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor!
That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…
Prizes include:
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Touch
$100 Evernight and Amazon Gift Certificates
Mega Evernight Swag Pack
Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!

Many Happy Returns to Evernight. As an author, I’m thrilled to share my stories with you and Evernight helps make my books shine! I have been with them for just over a year and have seen how they have grown in that time with lots of new authors adding great books to their booklist, some of whom I am pleased to say I have become friends with. I met up with three of them (fellow UK writers for Evernight), Morgan King, Doris O’Conner and Michaela Rhua during the summer. I also visited Tatum Throne in the US last Autumn, as I did Susan Laine in Finland (co-conspirator on The Last Werewolf!). It is a great community of writers.
My latest book is due out with Evernight later this month. This is ‘Retraining the Dom’, the sequel to ‘Retraining the Sub’, which came out last year.

Synopsis:

Club Allure has a retraining program for Doms, and Trey must go on it. However, he is much too strong a Dom to let anyone else order him around. The owner of the club comes up with the idea of asking an older and extremely experienced Domme to retrain Trey, and try to understand his hidden past. Unlike the Dom, Olivia sticks to the rules, and is also very imposing physically. What no-one knows is that Olivia is a sub at heart, but through circumstances became a Domme. She has to try to stop Trey topping her, but he is everything she ever wanted in a Dom and a man, except too many years have passed. Meanwhile, Trey finds himself having fun with a woman for the first time and gradually recognizes the sub in Olivia. But when Dom challenges Domme, who will win?


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Excerpt:

Sean grimaced as he warily watched the ‘play’ taking place in the room.  He was the owner of Club Allure one of the most successful BDSM clubs in the city.
His eyes narrowed as they alighted on Master Trey, one of his long-standing Doms who was in his forties. He was in his usual stark black outfit, matching his hair, and was very stubborn and moody. Like now, Trey had his naked sub tied over a spanking bench and was hitting her with a crop. There was nothing unusual in that since sadomasochism was an element of BDSM that many practitioners took part in, but in this case Trey was possibly being too forceful given the look of agony on the sub’s face.
Sean glanced down at the document in his hands and frowned.

Retraining Program (Doms)

Dammit! How on earth was he going to tell Trey, one of the most powerful Doms that Sean had ever come across, that he had to go on the club’s Retraining Program?
“Hey, Sean. Seems like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.” A deep voice interrupted his musings as a tall, well-built woman in her early fifties came and sat next to him at the bar.
“Oh, hi, Olivia. I surely do.” Olivia Redmond was one of his mature Dommes. Now why can’t Trey be more like her? She sticks to the rules.
“What’s up? Can I help?”
He chuckled sarcastically. “Yeah, sure. You can go and tell Trey that he has to go on the Retraining Program.” Sean didn’t expect her, for an instant, to comply with his request.
Instead she burst into laughter. “You have to be kidding! Trey on the Program. Mister Control himself.” She continued her laughing, attracting the gazes of all those nearby. Olivia was a loud person not only in what she wore, which on this occasion was a red leather top which barely kept her voluptuous chest covered. The top was teamed with a matching pair of tight trousers and five inch stiletto heels. This made her tower over Sean, despite the fact that he was fairly tall himself, but she was also loud in her mannerisms. One could never lose Olivia in a crowd. If you didn’t see her a mile away, you would certainly hear her.
Thankfully Trey wasn’t close enough to hear her outburst, but Sean still shushed her.
She simply raised an eyebrow, before continuing in a slightly quieter voice. “So how’s the Retraining Program going?”
Sean had instigated the program to ensure the high standards of the club were kept. These not only included safe BDSM practices, but also members respecting each other so all could enjoy the lifestyle. There was a similar program for subs. He smiled to himself as he recalled one particular couple it had worked out really well for, that of Master Lucas and his sub, Annabel—now his wife.
The sound of a voice penetrated his daydream. It was Olivia repeating her question. “Sorry.” Sean explained further at her questioning look. “Didn’t you hear about the incident the other night?” Olivia shook her head. “Trey totally lost it. He was punishing his sub and went hell for leather at her, swearing, calling her all sorts of names. We had to pull him off before he did permanent physical damage.”
“Ker-rist!” Olivia was clearly shocked. She rarely swore, and then only when she was riled.
“Respect works both ways. Yes, a sub has to respect her Dom, but he has to return it. That’s the problem with Trey. He doesn’t care about his subs, neither their physical well-being nor their emotional.”
“Good luck telling him this.” Olivia’s misgiving was obvious.
Sean harrumphed and shifted in his seat trying to ease the tension in his shoulders.
Olivia frowned. “What are the options if he doesn’t go through with the Program?” She answered her own question. “I guess he has to leave, and that will affect his reputation in the community so no-one will want to sub with him again, if another club will let him in, that is.”
 “That’s the crux of it. He could advertise for a sub, but chances are any reputable sites won’t take his advert. Of course, there are the less-than-desirable sites. I worry that he’ll take a sub on privately and get carried away with no-one around to stop him. At least here we can keep an eye on him.”
Leaning back against the counter of the bar, Olivia replaced a clip to restrain a wayward curl. She always kept her long, dark hair tied back neatly giving her a quite severe look. “How about a warning to see if that will curb his excesses?”
 “Yup. Try telling me something new. Or even better come up with a solution.” Sean could hear the desperation in his own voice.
Olivia was silent for a few moments as she seemed to think through the dilemma. “Okay, how about teaming him with someone physically strong enough that he will think twice, like Mike?”
“I asked, he won’t do it. And I agree. They’d just kill each other.”
A few more seconds went by and then she said, “Here’s another idea. How about a using female, one of the Mistresses, but a resilient one? One he can’t dominate even if they are a Dominatrix. It’s more subtle than using a Dom.”
Sean stared at Olivia in astonishment. She wasn’t looking at him, but he knew that was exactly what he needed. “That is absolutely brilliant! And I’ve got just the person in mind.”
She swiveled her head around to look at him. “Who?”
He grinned at her. “So what are you doing at this moment…”



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