Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roni Loren's Forever Starts Tonight Blog Tour and Giveaway



Book Blurb:

The wait is over. They fell in love in Melt Into You, but that was only the beginning. Now New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren dials up the passion as three lovers reinvent the meaning of togetherness and find out if love is truly enough…

Two dominant men, one beautiful woman. Jace Austin knows he doesn’t have what you’d call a conventional relationship with Evan and Andre, but it works. Boy, does it work—until Evan starts acting strangely and Andre’s ex-fiancĂ©e pops back into his life, unbalancing a perfectly happy threesome. Jace is forced to face the unthinkable: that the two people he cares most about in this world are in danger of slipping away from him.

So Jace plans a surprise getaway to a secluded mountain cabin for the three of them. And he knows exactly what he needs to do: give both his lovers a fantasy week they’ll never forget. And the possibilities for pleasure are endless. But when they get snowed in and the heat between them reaches a fever pitch, secrets come out. And Evan has one that could change all their lives forever.

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Author Bio:

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. 

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Excerpt:
Andre and Jace exchanged a look, then Jace pointed to the spot in front of the fireplace. “Naked. Now.”
She rubbed her lips together, silently celebrating her victory. “Yes, sir.”
While she undressed, Jace and Andre left the room, presumably to get whatever equipment they needed and to plan. She laid her clothes over the back of one of the armchairs and hurried to get next to the fire. The cabin was warm but the sudden loss of her sweater and jeans raised goose bumps on her skin. She knelt on the pillow and sighed with contentment as the heat from fire washed over her from behind. She’d felt so ill earlier on the plane, but now her body seemed to be cooperating with her again. After all the stress of the week, she couldn’t pick any better place to be than right here waiting for her two guys to do their dirty best to her.
And being tucked away in a cabin in the middle of all that sparkling snow heightened that feeling of being cocooned in their own world. Here they didn’t have to worry about anyone judging or giving them the side eye. Even at The Ranch some of the other subs gave her looks because she’d taken two sought-after doms off the market. She couldn’t help but feel those What’s so special about her? accusations drifting her way. But when she was with just the two of them, the whole world fell away, and no one could tell her what they had wasn’t right or good or beautiful. She so needed this right now.
She sat back on her calves and closed her eyes, letting herself slide into that quiet space submission could give her, where all she focused on was what they wanted from her. There she could retreat and tuck any lingering worries or issues into a box for a while and live in the moment, feel the experience. Her version of meditation.
They left her in the silence for a while, and she didn’t hear them when they returned because she’d settled so deeply into the calm. But she caught the scent of Jace’s cologne mixing in with the hickory smell of the fire and opened her eyes.
Jace and Andre were standing a few feet in front of her, arms crossed, looming. Jace smiled and stepped forward to take her chin in his hand. He tilted her face up and ran his thumb over her lips. “Look how gorgeous our girl is, Andre. We haven’t even touched her yet and she’s already looking at us with surrender eyes.”
“We picked a good one to kidnap.”
Her attention slid to Andre. If they were going to go with the kidnapping theme, she’d play the role to her fullest. “You said if I did what you told me, you’d let me go.”
Andre’s lips lifted at the corner. “Indeed, we did. Smart girl. Obeying will get you what you want.”
“Not that you have much choice anyway,” Jace added, his green eyes flickering orange in the firelight, making his expression look even more sinister. “There’s no one around for miles. And that snow is pretty heavy. You wouldn’t get far if you tried to run.”
“Y’all must be pretty desperate to get laid if you have to steal a woman to get someone in your bed.” She sent Jace a petulant look. “What’s wrong with you? Bad in the sack?”
He huffed a quiet laugh. Normally, she wasn’t one to be a bratty sub. But tonight she was down for a little game-playing. She wanted to lose herself in this. And Jace seemed pleased that she was getting into the role.
“Now that’s not a very nice thing to say,” Jace replied, his expression cooling from humored to that intimidating dominance. He grabbed her hair, wrapping the locks around his fist, and tugged. “Get up.”
She climbed to her feet, and Jace led her by the hair toward Andre. Some silent exchange passed between the two men, and Andre sat on the couch in front of her. His dark eyes tracked down her naked form with lewd interest, making her shiver. Evan loved how they could make her feel so cherished and precious day to day, but also how they could switch off that softness when they all craved a walk on the shadier side of the street. Andre, who could be as gentle and loving as any man she’d ever met, was staring at her like she was simply an object to slake his lust.
It so totally worked for her. Especially when he tugged off his shirt, revealing all that honed muscle and tawny skin, and those nipple rings she loved so much. He leaned back like a king awaiting his servant, spreading his arms across the back of the couch in an impressive wingspan.
“Dre, let’s show her what happens to captives who talk back.”


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Q&A with Regina Kyle!

1. Tell us about your newest release.
 
Triple Threat grew from my own experiences as an amateur actress and stage mom to my now-teenaged daughter, who worked in regional theater and in a Broadway national tour. I wanted to write a book that both told a moving, powerful (and, okay, steamy) love story and celebrated the dying art of theater. 


Here's the back cover copy:

Sabotage and Seduction!


The Playwright: It's emerging playwright Holly Nelson's big break. Broadway. Having survived her traumatic marriage and divorce, Holly is now aiming for success, not love. And any naughty dreams about Nick Damone, the gorgeously dishy star who was her crush back in high school, must remain a fantasy.
The Star: For Nick, Broadway is a chance to go from big-screen eye candy to serious actor, and to explore the lust blazing between him and Holly. But life-threatening accidents will force a chain of events that could bring down the curtain on the whole production, or give Nick and Holly a chance to finish the sexy something that started fifteen years ago!


2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

 
A lot of things surprised me. When I started Triple Threat, I really had no clue how to write a romance. I mean, I knew the mechanics of grammar and stuff like that from my years as an attorney, but a romance? Character arc, GMC (goal, motivation and conflict), story structure, hero's journey, black moment . . . all writer stuff I had no idea existed. But I think what surprised me most was my own determination to finish what I started this time. I had a bunch of false starts, manuscripts I abandoned, before Triple Threat. Maybe I quit on them when the going got tough or maybe my gut was just telling me they weren't the story I needed to tell, and Triple Threat was.


3. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or rituals?


Not really. My house is a mess (another casualty of writing the my understanding family puts up with - see answer to question 5, below), but my husband promises me he'll clean out the back room soon so I can have a dedicated writing space. There's a desk (currently buried) that sits by a row of windows overlooking Long Island Sound, and it's a perfect spot (or will be) for writing. Until then, I tend to do most of my writing in bed. I don't have a TV in my bedroom, and the internet doesn't work as well there as it does in my living room, so there's less distractions.


4.  What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?


I can tell you the two books that started it all for me: Leslie Kelly's Slow Hands and Susan Elizabeth Phillips' It Had to be You. The first was a free read for my new Nook. I read it, and then devoured just about everything Leslie had written. They certainly weren't my mother's Harlequins, and I started to wonder if I could write something like that. The second was the first book I checked out from the library on my Nook (once I figured out how to do it). I was totally blown away by Susan's writing: her quirky characters, her vivid descriptions and the grand gesture at the end - wow. That woman really knows how to paint a picture with words. I wanted to do that, too.
But I have to say, as far as who's helped me on a day-to-day basis, it's my gal pals in the best RWA chapter out there, Connecticut Romance Writers of America. I can't tell you how many times they're cheered for me, talked me off the ledge, consoled me with chocolate and/or wine. They're my critique partners, my beta readers, my friends. There's no way on earth I'd be anywhere near where I am if it weren't for them.


5.  What does your family think about your career as a published author?


My teenage daughter's my best beta reader, except for the steamy parts, of course. She and my husband have been hugely supportive and understanding, putting up with way too many take-out dinners and cries of, "Not now. Mommy has 200 more words to make goal." The one person I really wish was still here to celebrate this with me is my mom. She was the ultimate Harlequin junkie. There was always a stack from the library next to the front door. I think she would have gotten a real kick out of the fact that I've written one (although she might not appreciate some of my, uh, language).


6.  Besides writing, what other interests do you have?


I'm a huge theater geek, which I used to my best advantage writing Triple Threat. I started performing in school and community theater productions at age 10, and I haven't really stopped since, although it's been a few years since I was last on the boards. When I'm not on stage, I'm in the audience. I'm fortunate to live only about an hour and a half from New York City, so Broadway's pretty doable for me. I also enjoy swimming and kayaking on Long Island Sound, and I've been known to whip up a pretty good gumbo when the mood strikes me.


7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?


There will be three more books in the Art of Seduction series for Blaze, tentatively titled Triple Time, Triple Dare and Triple Strike. Each involves another one of the Nelson siblings: Gabe, Ivy and Noelle. I'm working on Gabe's book, Triple Time, now. Both he and the heroine, Devin, are in Triple Threat. He's a workaholic assistant district attorney; she's a free-spirited tattoo artist/bartender. They couldn't be more different, and when they're together on the page, boy do the sparks fly!


8. How can readers connect with you online?

 
I'm all over the internet. On Facebook, it's www.facebook.com/reginakyleauthor, I'm on Twitter at @regina_kyle1, for Goodreads it's www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomreginakyle and there's always my website, www.reginakyle.com.

Buy Links:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0373798229/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/triple-threat-regina-kyle/1119127430?ean=9780373798223

Author Bio:


 
Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age ten with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.
A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenaged daughter and two melodramatic cats. When she's not writing, she's most likely singing, reading, cooking or watching bad reality television. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and treasurer of her local RWA chapter. Her debut novel, Triple Threat, will be released by Harlequin Blaze in print on September 16, 2014, and in e-book on October 1, 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Promo: Kindle Alexander stops by on her blog tour stop!



Title: Full Disclosure (Nice Guys #2)
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014


Blurb:

Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.

Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.

As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan...especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.

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Author Bio:
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com
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