Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Excerpts from PIRATE'S WOMAN, My Smokin' Hot New Erotic Romance from Ellora's Cave!


Slayter looked past her to where Dunai stood. “Okay, Agus, enough with the games. Where is my payment?”

“Standing right in front of you,” the man said.

Behind Slayter, his men murmured among themselves, but he barely heard them. He was too busy trying to wrap his head around what Dunai had said. Surely the man couldn’t be offering his daughter as payment. “Run that by me again.”

The portly man drew himself up. “My daughter Teyla is very beautiful. She’ll bring you a fortune from any man looking to possess her.”

Slayter narrowed his eyes. “You’re suggesting I sell your daughter as a slave? That won’t bring the money you owe me.”

Dunai lifted his chin. “It will if you sell her in the markets of Arkhon.”

Slayter looked at him incredulously. The slave markets of Arkhon were only known for two things—the buying and selling of sex slaves. “Are you serious?”

Beside Dunai, his wife choked back a sob, but the man ignored her. “You said if I brought you something valuable enough to cover my debt, then it would be paid in full. You set the terms of the deal.”

Slayter ground his jaw. That was before he knew it was Dunai’s daughter they were talking about. Damn the man to the lowest depths of hell. He knew Slayter wasn’t a slaver. Then again, maybe that was why the crafty businessman was offering Teyla up as payment. Maybe he was counting on Slayter refusing. If he backed out on the deal because he was squeamish about selling her on the blocks, it was as good as forfeiting the money Dunai owed him. The man was right about Teyla bringing a good price in the sex slave markets. Slayter couldn’t make as much from selling off Dunai’s company, that was for sure, which is what he would end up doing if he demanded the man’s business as payment instead. Selling the girl would be a hell of a lot smarter, not to mention easier, even if it did leave a bad taste in his mouth.

He looked at Teyla. “Did you agree to this?”

She seemed taken aback by the question for a moment, but then she nodded. “Yes. It’s my duty.”


As he watched his first officer escort Teyla up the steps and along the catwalk, Slayter felt another twinge of guilt. He’d never stooped to the selling of another human being before, but it seemed as if that last moral barrier was about to go by the wayside like all the previous ones. Hard times made for hard men, though, and life in the outer reaches of the Imperial realm definitely qualified as hard times.

That didn’t mean he had to like it, though. He sighed. Just one more stamp on his passport to hell.


Olin’s gaze strayed to her as he placed the basket of bread on the table and he gave her a shy grin.

“I made the bread myself,” he said. “Hope you like it.”

Slayter’s mouth twitched. “Thank you, Olin. That’ll be all.”

Olin gave him a nod, then glanced at her once more before leaving the cabin. Teyla couldn’t help but smile as she picked up her spoon.

“They recruit pirates young, I see,” she said.

Slayter chuckled. “They usually do.”

“How old is he?”

“Fifteen.” Slayter helped himself to a slice of bread. “I picked him up on Nennor when he was twelve. He was living on the streets and tried to pick my pocket. I figured I could either try to scare him straight or give him an honest job.”

She looked at him dubiously. “With a pirate?”

“I prefer to think of myself as a businessman with flexible ethics.”


She took a deep breath and let it out slowly. “This is very difficult to ask, but do you think you might be able give me some advice on how best to please a man?”

“Advice?” His eyes went a little wide at that, and he cleared his throat. “Uh, actually, sex is more of a…hands-on thing.”


Teyla chewed on her lower lip. She couldn’t believe she was even contemplating what she was about to do, but the thought that one of her sisters might end up where she was if she didn’t earn enough money to cover the debt was enough to give her the courage she needed.

She lifted her gaze to look at Slayter. “Would you be willing to give me hands-on experience then?”

He arched a brow, but didn’t say anything. From the expression on his face, though, it was clear he was taken aback by her request.

“I know I probably shouldn’t be asking you for favors, but I just want to make sure you receive the money my family owes you.” When he still didn’t answer, she added softly, “If you don’t find me pleasing enough to bed, I understand.”
She was afraid to think what that would mean when it came to her value on the auction block. What would happen if no one bid on her at all?

The corner of Slayter’s mouth curved. “I find you quite pleasing, Teyla. Perhaps more than I should.”

Her pulse quickened. “Then you’ll teach me?”

There was a very long pause, then, “Yes, I’ll teach you. If that’s what you really want.”

“It is."


“Have you ever given a man a blowjob?” he asked.

Teyla shook her head. She’d heard of the sex act before from her girlfriends back home who had performed it, though. From what they said, it was both fun and highly erotic, and she suddenly couldn’t wait to get her first lesson from the handsome pirate.

“Get on your knees,” he commanded softly.

Teyla did as he instructed, then sat back on her heels and gazed up at him. She was a little surprised by how easily she fell into the submissive role. Despite her willingness to pay off her family’s debt, she’d never thought of herself as particularly subservient. She wondered if it was because she was subconsciously preparing for her new life as a sex slave, or whether it was because Slayter was so incredibly dominant.


Just when he thought it couldn’t get any better, she took him all the way in and he felt himself slide deep down her throat. Oh shit. He didn’t think he’d ever felt anything so incredible. He never wanted her to stop. He damn sure wouldn’t last long if she kept doing what she was doing, though.

Wrapping his hand in her silky hair, he took charge, guiding her movements more slowly. Teyla let out a soft, sexy moan at his show of dominance, and the sound made him throb. Did she even know how hot she made him?


He covered her mouth with his in a hard, hot kiss.

“God, you’re remarkable,” he breathed when he finally came up for air.

“I’m glad I can please you,” she said softly.

He grinned. “You certainly did that. And after giving me an orgasm like that, I think it’s only right that I return the favor.”

Excitement flashed in her eyes, but she quickly hid it. “That’s not necessary. You’re supposed to be teaching me how to please a man.”

Taking her hand, he urged her onto her back. “Perhaps the lesson I want to teach you is how to come over and over again until you scream with pleasure.”


Hands braced against the wall to either side of her, Slayter slowly trailed a path of hot kisses down the curve of her arm. Even though she had no desire to free herself, Teyla couldn’t help but wiggle against her bonds a little, just to see how secure they were. They weren’t tight, but they weren’t loose enough for her to free her hands, either. That knowledge excited her even more and she almost wished Slayter would forget about his promise to make love to her whole body and bury himself inside her instead. As he very carefully licked and nibbled on the inside of her elbow, however, she changed her mind. This slow exploration of his might be fun.


He threaded his hand into her hair, tilting her head back so he could kiss her. He tasted of her juices, sweet and just a little bit musky, and she was amazed at how pleasant the flavor was. He sucked her bottom lip into his mouth, giving it a little tug.

“You drive me crazy, do you know that?” he demanded hoarsely, his breath hot against her cheek. “Your scent. Your taste. Your kiss. I can’t get enough of you.”

Teyla opened her mouth to tell him he affected her just the same, but his mouth was on hers again. When he finally lifted his head, she was breathless and weak in the knees. She blinked up at him, waiting for him to untie her and take her to bed, but he surprised her by spinning her around so she was facing the wall. Confused, she looked at him over her shoulder, but he slid an arm around her waist, molding her naked body against his fully clothed one. His cock strained against the front of his breeches, hot and hard where it pressed into her ass.

Slayter slid his hand up her stomach to cup her breast, his thumb and forefinger squeezing the stiff nipple he found there while he ran his other hand over her ass in a loving caress. Teyla sighed, only to let out a startled gasp when she felt his hand come down on her cheek a moment later. Then, before she even realized what he was doing, he lifted his hand and brought it down in several more quick smacks. The spanking caught her off guard and she was about to ask what he was doing when she discovered the feel of his hand smacking her ass was creating the most delicious throb between her legs.


She wondered if sex would be as breathtaking with the man who bought her, but sadly dismissed the thought. As a slave, her pleasure probably wouldn’t be part of the equation. It would be about pleasing her master. Even if she was fortunate to have an owner who considered her needs, she couldn’t imagine how the sex could ever be as wonderful as it was with Slayter. She might not have a lot of experience on the subject, but instinct told her the ship-shaking good sex she and Slayter had been engaging in had everything to do with the man she was with. It made her wish her father had handed her over to the pirate as payment instead of suggesting he sell her on the auction block. There was no guarantee Slayter would have agreed to the deal, especially since apparently women weren’t common on pirate ships, but she certainly would have been happy with the arrangement. Besides being an animal in bed—or wherever else they made love, she thought with a grin—he actually listened to her when she talked, whether what she had to say was as important as suggesting he barter with the Thracians or as simple as what she wanted for dinner. That was rather unusual trait for a man, at least in her experience.


Beside her, Slayter’s face hardened to stone. He opened the link on his com. “Do we have our sensors up yet?” he asked whoever was on the other end. The man must have given him the answer he was looking for because he nodded. “Good enough. Do you have any life signs on that damn ship still stuck on us?” A pause as he listened. “Get a team of men assembled at the main hatch.” Then, “No, I’m taking them over. I want the team briefed before I get there. There will be no mercy offered and no quarter taken. They need to learn what happens when they attack a real pirate ship.”
Teyla felt a shiver run through her at the murderous look in his eyes. Slayter had every right to be angry with the men who had attacked his ship and killed and injured his crew, but that didn’t make it any easier to know he was going to walk onto that ship and execute every single person he found. It only reminded her that despite all his good qualities, Slayter was still a pirate himself. He made his living with violence, weapons and a merciless heart.

Yet none of that changed how terrified she was for him.

She impulsively reached out to grab his arm as he turned to go. “Be careful.”


The thought that someone would come onto his ship and take what was his, attack his crew, endanger his woman—it had made him seethe with a level of fury he’d never felt before in his life.

It was only after he’d taken out that rage on the pirates who had attacked his ship and stood here now with Genoone watching Teyla tend to his injured crewmen in the medlab, that he realized he had subconsciously called her his woman. Where the hell had that idiotic idea sprung from? Teyla was a beautiful and amazing woman who was not only courageous, talented and business savvy, she was also a natural-born enchantress in the bedroom as well. The one thing she wasn’t, was his woman. She was payment for a debt and she’d be the first to remind him of that.

As he watched her stand vigilantly beside Olin’s pod, though, he had to ask himself if a woman who was nothing more than payment for a debt would have done what she had done—for the ship, for his men, for him.

Slayter mentally shook himself from his musings. That kind of introspection was not only pointless, but dangerous, too. It could make a man think about things he shouldn’t, want things he couldn’t have.


Slayter said little on the way back to the spaceport. Teyla wanted to ask him about the pirate Rommel and whether Slayter thought the man would attack his ship again, but he didn’t seem to want to talk.

“We’ll be landing on Arkhon tomorrow morning,” he said when they were alone in his cabin.

Teyla’s heart seized in her chest at the thought of leaving him, and she was glad she had her back to him. If Slayter knew she was upset, then he might feel guilty, and she didn’t want that. None of this was his fault. It was just how things were meant to be. Tomorrow would bring what it would and there was nothing either of them could do about it. At least they had this last night together. And she meant to enjoy every minute of it.

Forcing a smile to her lips, she turned and put her arms around his neck. “Then that means I have tonight to show you how much I’ve learned.”

She didn’t wait for him to answer, but instead pulled him down for a long, deep, intoxicating kiss.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Squee! New Contract with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid!

I'm so excited! I just signed with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid for my contemporary, fantasy erotic romance SANTA'S WAYWARD ELF!

Here's the blurb!

Santa's Wayward Elf

Being one of Santa’s elves isn’t all sugar plums and candy canes.

At least not for Sosie. Taller than other elves, she’s always had a problem fitting in at the North Pole, so when the transport sled she’s on breaks down in New York City on Christmas Eve, she can’t resist slipping away to explore the world of the “big people.” While she’s having fun, the transport sled takes off, leaving the naïve elf stranded. Handsome police detective Derek Clayton comes to her rescue. Having heard horror stories about the big people, Sosie is relieved to meet such a kind man. Not to mention one so gorgeous and well-built.

Although Sosie expects the North Pole to send out a search party, she finds herself falling for Derek. She desperately wants to tell him she’s an elf, but knows he’ll never believe her. When the lies and omissions start to pile up, Derek can draw only one conclusion—Sosie is working for the mob boss he’s been trying to put in prison for years. Just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, the chief of elfin security shows up to drag Sosie back to the North Pole.

How is a runaway elf supposed to overcome a determined security elf, dangerous mobsters and a suspicious boyfriend all while keeping her pointed ears a secret?


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Reasons to Buy PIRATE'S WOMAN, My Smokin' Hot New Erotic Romance from Ellora's Cave!

1. It has a sexy cover!
2. It has a hunky pirate for a hero that you're totally going to fall in love with!
3. And pirates are damn sexy, especially when they look like Angelo (the EC Caveman on the cover, if you didn't know!)
4. It has a heroine who's smart, feisty and eager to try new things (especially in bed!)
5. It has lots of romance!
6. It has sexy spanking!
7. It has kinky bondage!
8. It has some seriously hot out-of-this-galaxy sex!
9. It has adventure!
10. It has some very memorable secondary characters!
11. It's part of Ellora Cave's Ahoy! Series, so if you've read the others, you have to read this one!
12. It has an ending that'll make you laugh, cry, let out a sigh and generally tug on your heartstrings!
13. Oh, and did I mention that super hot cover? And that it has spanking, bondage and sex? Lots of sex!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Release! Enter a World of Spanking, Bondage and Out-of-this-Galaxy Sex in PIRATE'S WOMAN!

I'm so excited to announce I have a new book out with Ellora's Cave called PIRATE'S WOMAN. It's hot, sexy and has a hero you're going to absolutely fall in love with!

I have to admit I usually ignore those themed calls for submissions - you know the ones where the publishers will ask for stories about firemen, or lifeguards, or men who dress up in chicken costumes (okay, I made that one up!). I usually ignore those calls for submissions because I'm not an author who can easily write to a particular theme - mainly because I tend to write whatever story grabs me, which doesn't always fit the theme (okay, it never fits the theme). And by the time I come up with a story idea that does fit the theme, it's past the deadline. But that all changed with the pirate-themed Ahoy! books from Ellora's Cave. The moment I read about it, I immediately came up with a story, mostly because I've always thought pirates are so damn sexy! Blame it on all those historical romances I read as a teen. There was nothing hotter than a big, strong handsome pirate falling for the feisty woman he either kidnapped, rescued or whatever. LOL!

But while my experience with pirates was in the historical genre, I didn't want to write an historical. Instead, I wanted to do sci-fi. And I wanted it to be hot! So, I came up with a story about a beautiful woman named Teyla who agrees to let the sinfully handsome pirate Slayter sell her as a sex slave on the auction block in order to pay off the enormous debt her family owes him. Teyla is determined to bring in as much money as she can, but is afraid she won't fetch a high price because she's inexperienced when it comes to men. That's when things get really fun because she asks Slayter if he'll teach her how to pleasure a man. Just to improve her value, you know? Of course, he agrees. How could he say no, right?

Now, here's where the story gets complicated. While he's instructing her on how to be a sex slave, Slayter starts falling for Teyla, and she for him. But she agreed to pay off her family's debt and he needs the money for his ship and his crew. What can either of them do?

You'll have to read the story to find out! And to give you added incentiive, I'll tease you with a steamy excerpt.



To honor the debt her family owes Slayter Cardona, beautiful Teyla Dunai agrees to let him sell her as a sex slave in the markets of Arkhon. Determined to bring as much value as she can on the auction block, but inexperienced where men are concerned, she asks the handsome pirate if he’ll teach her how to pleasure a man. Intrigued, and more than a little attracted to the lavender-eyed beauty, Slayter agrees.

As he initiates her into the world of bondage, spanking and out-of-this-galaxy sex, though, both Teyla and Slayter find themselves falling for each other. But Slayter has a responsibility to his crew, and Teyla knows it is her duty to pay off her family’s debt. With the deal already agreed upon, there doesn’t seem to be any way for their story to have a happy ending. Or is there?


“Have you ever been to Arkhon before?” she asked, trying to distract herself so she wouldn’t stare at him.

Slayter sopped up what was left of his stew with a piece of bread. “Once.”

She would have thought he’d go there more since he was a pirate. “What will happen when we get there?”

He hesitated. “I’m not quite sure. I’ve never sold a slave before, but I imagine it will be the same process as selling anything else there.”

Meaning she would be put on the auction block and sold to the highest bidder. “Do you know if buyers look for certain things when they purchase a sex slave?”

He frowned slightly. “I suppose.”

“You don’t think they’ll want to…sample the merchandise before they buy, will they?”

“I’m sure some buyers might, but I don’t think the people who run the auction would allow that.” Slayter must have seen the relief on her face because he gave her a reassuring smile. “You don’t have anything to be concerned about, Teyla. You’re a very beautiful woman. Any man can see that.”

Considering the situation, the compliment shouldn’t have warmed her like it did, but she felt herself blush anyway. “It’s just that I don’t have very much experience when it comes to sex. I mean, I’m not a virgin, but I haven’t been with a lot of men, either. I’m concerned potential buyer will know right away that I’m inexperienced.” She looked at him from beneath lowered lashes. “I don’t want you to come out on the short end of this exchange.”

He shook his head. “I really don’t think that’s going to be a problem.”

She frowned. “Maybe, but my family would be very embarrassed if I didn’t earn enough money on the block to cover the debt.” She took a deep breath and let it out slowly. “This is very difficult to ask, but do you think you might be able give me some advice on how best to please a man?”

“Advice?” His eyes went a little wide at that, and he cleared his throat. “Uh, actually, sex is more of a…hands-on thing.”


Teyla chewed on her lower lip. She couldn’t believe she was even contemplating what she was about to do, but the thought that one of her sisters might end up where she was if she didn’t earn enough money to cover the debt was enough to give her the courage she needed.

She lifted her gaze to look at Slayter. “Would you be willing to give me hands-on experience then?”

He arched a brow, but didn’t say anything. From the expression on his face, though, it was clear he was taken aback by her request.

“I know I probably shouldn’t be asking you for favors, but I just want to make sure you receive the money my family owes you.” When he still didn’t answer, she added softly, “If you don’t find me pleasing enough to bed, I understand.”

She was afraid to think what that would mean when it came to her value on the auction block. What would happen if no one bid on her at all?

The corner of Slayter’s mouth curved. “I find you quite pleasing, Teyla. Perhaps more than I should.”

Her pulse quickened. “Then you’ll teach me?”

There was a very long pause, then, “Yes, I’ll teach you. If that’s what you really want.”

“It is. Can we start now?”

They only had a few days before they reached Arkhon, and she didn’t want to waste any time.

He hesitated, then nodded. “If you’d like.”

Slayter might have seemed hesitant when she’d first brought it up, but now that he had agreed, she could see the fire burning in his eyes. Something told her the pirate would be a very thorough teacher. Heat pooled between her thighs at the thought of him showing her all the different ways she could pleasure a man. She might learn more with him in a few days than she probably ever would have with the men on her planet.

Slayter stood and came around to her side of the table. Taking her hand, he gently pulled her to her feet. Teyla had known out the pirate was tall when she’d stood in front of him in the cargo hold earlier, but now she realized just how tall he really was. She barely came up to those broad shoulders of his.

She waited for Slayter to say something, but he simply gazed down at her. The smolder in his gold eyes took her breath away and she swayed toward him. Her reaction to being so close to him caught her off guard, but before she could steady herself, he lowered his head and covered her mouth with his.

The kiss took her by surprise and for a moment she didn’t know how to respond. She hadn’t expected Slayter to do something so intimate. She’d thought they would shed their clothes and get to it. But as his mouth moved slowly and deliciously over hers, she melted against the hard wall of his chest. He slid his hand in her long hair, deepening the kiss with a groan. Teyla parted her lips under his, sighing with pleasure when his tongue invaded her mouth to claim hers. She ran her hands up his chest to clutch his shoulders, afraid if she didn’t hold on to something that she would fall. She didn’t know a man’s kisses could be so intoxicating.

Or that the feel of his hands on her body could set her afire. But as his free hand slid up her midriff to cup her breast through the thin material of her dress, the heat that had pooled between her thighs earlier completely engulfed her. If she responded to him like this when they were fully clothed, how was she going to react when they were both naked?

That was when she remembered the purpose behind what they were doing. She was supposed to be learning how to pleasure Slayter, but instead it was the other way around. She wondered if she should remind him of that, but as he trailed kisses along the curve of her jaw and down her neck, she decided to play the willing student and leave the teaching part to him.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Singer with Songs on My iPod!

Billy Idol

Black Eyed Peas

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry


Lady Gaga


Nelly Furtado




Savage Garden

Taylor Swift

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SECURITY RISK! New and Just $0.99!

I'm so excited to announce I have a new book out called SECURITY RISK! It's fun, sexy and smokin' hot! Oh, and it's just $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and All Romance eBooks!

I got the idea for the story from an article in a magazine in which readers revealsed their most embarassing moments. One of the women explained that she reviewed sex toys for a magazine and that she companies were always sending her stuff at her office so she could review them. Well, she was taking the subway home from work when she dropped her bag in front a cop working security at the station. She was so embarrased that she quickly shoved everything in her bag and ducked onto the subway!

The heroine in my book is going through security at an airport instead of getting on a subway, nor is she quite as shy when the hunky cop who searches her bag suggests they try out some of her toys right then and there!


Why read a magazine while waiting for your plane to board, when you can have a kinky quickie with a gorgeous officer of the law instead?

Magazine columnist Lake Cooper is shocked when the hot cop working with airport security announces he has to search her bag. Suddenly, the fantasy she had a few minutes earlier of the gorgeous Officer Shane Nelson "arresting" her isn't quite so exciting. When he takes her into a private room to open her suitcase, she’s embarrassed to discover she accidentally tried to board the plane with the bag of sex toys she’s supposed to review instead of her carry-on.

Shane pulls one sex toy after another out of the bag, asking Lake what makes each one worthy of a high mark on her rating scale. As the conversation heats up, it’s obvious the sexy stud with the handcuffs is coming onto her.

More than a little attracted to him, she suggests they set up a date when she gets back so he can help her test out the newest batch of vibrators for review. She surprised when he instead proposes they try them out right then and there. She eagerly agrees and soon they’re trying out not only the vibrator, but a leather paddle and his police-issued handcuffs, too!


"Have you ever rated a toy a perfect ten?”

Man, this conversation was getting hotter by the second. She looked up at him from beneath her lashes. “I haven’t given anything a ten yet. I’m leaving that spot open for when I come across something that really rocks my world.”

His gaze was lazy as it roamed over her. “And what would it take to rock your word?”

Someone tall, dark and handsome equipped with a gorgeous body and a big, hard cock would certainly do it.

“That’s tough to answer since I haven’t found it yet. I’ll know it when I see it, though. It will have to be something that makes me orgasm so hard I’ll forget every other climax I’ve ever had.”

He let out a soft, sexy chuckle. “I don’t think any toy is going to be able to do that.”

“Probably not. But I’m always looking. A couple of vibrators have come close, though.”

His mouth curved. “That’s your sex toy of choice, then.”

“Most definitely.”

“What is it about vibrators that put them near the top of your orgasameter?”

She couldn’t believe how nonchalant he was about vibrators. Most men she’d met were so intimidated by the thought of women using vibrators that they treated the little technological marvels like they were some kind of evil creation.

“Most sex toys—like dildos—take a lot of effort,” she said. “With a vibrator, I can relax and let it do all the work. I can completely immerse myself in whatever fantasy I’m having and focus on the orgasm. Or orgasms, if it’s a really good vibrator.”

He considered that. “But you still have to hold the vibrator just like you would a dildo.”

“I agree that can sometimes be a distraction.”

“It’d be better if someone held it for you then, wouldn’t it?”

She felt color tint her cheeks. “I haven’t found many men who are comfortable with a woman whisking out a vibrator in bed.”

“Then you haven’t been in bed with the right man.”

Her breath hitched. That was one opening she couldn’t ignore. “Officer Nelson, are you coming onto me?”

“It’s Shane.” His mouth twitched. “And if you can’t tell I’m coming onto you, I must not be doing it right.”

Oh, he was doing it right. And the thought of him using a vibrator on her had her pussy throbbing.

Lake gave him a come-hither look. “Well, then maybe we should get together when I come back, so you can help me test out the newest batch of vibrators for review.”

The suggestion was wild and bold and unlike anything she’d ever done before, but there was something so irresistible about the handsome Shane Nelson that she couldn’t help herself. She wanted him, and she wanted him bad. Besides, she deserved a good romp after the dry spell she’d been in.

His eyes turned to molten gold. “Why wait until then when we could try them out right now?”

She blinked. She was so startled by his proposition she could barely make her mouth work. “Now?”

He reached out the gently run the backs of his fingers down her arm. His touch sent a delicious shiver through her, and Lake bit her lip to stifle a moan.

“Sure,” he said. “Your flight doesn’t leave for two hours, and testing out sex toys is way more fun than sitting around reading a magazine while you wait for your plane to board.”

She couldn’t argue there. “But what the TSA agents? Won’t they wonder where you are?”

He took a step closer. “I went off duty five minutes ago.”

Damn, he smelled good. Not like cologne, either. Just pure, unadulterated male. It was intoxicating. “But anyone could walk in.”

“Not if I lock the door.” He bent his head, his mouth hovering mere millimeters above hers. “Do you want me to lock the door? Or would you rather go read that magazine instead?”

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Authors I Hung Out With at the Lori Foster Get Together!

1. Maddy Barone
2. Virginia Cavanaugh
3. Keri Ford
4. Kaily Hart
5. Mary Quast
6. Sasha Devlin
7. KJ Reed
8. Jess Granger
9. Renee Vincent
10. Gayle Donnelly
11. Robyn Mackenzie
12. Monette Michaels
13. Linnea Sinclair

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lori Foster Get Together!

The Lori Foster Get Together is always awesome, but Lori and Dianne and their volunteers totally outdid themselves this year!

My hubby and I got there on Thursday. We had dinner with my good friend Moni Draper, her husband, and author Linnea Sinclair, who is awesome! We had so much fun with them that after coming back to the hotel, we quickly unpacked and went down to the bar to hang out with them some more!

The Get Together officially starts on Friday, and begins with stuffing the goody bags! This year, there were four hundred attendees, so that's a lot of bags to stuff with swag! But it's a great opportunity to hang out and talk with everyone, so it goes fast.

Since we had some time before registration started, my hubby and I went to the IKEA store. We've been hearing about it, but hadn't ever been to it, so we wanted to check it out. The place is huge! Let me tell you, it definitely lives up to the hype!

Okay, back to the Get Together!

After registering, we went into the ballroom to sit at our table. This year, authors made up centerpieces for the tables, so Lori asked us to sit at the tables with our centerpieces. I showcased my new paranormal romance GHOST HUNTER with a signed copy of the book, an EMF Ghost Detector, a collector's edition of Ghostbusters, the Best of the TV show Ghost Hunters, a book on the ghosts of New York, chocolate chip cookies, Ghiradelli chocolates, and the cutest plush Casper! It was a huge hit and Melanie, the person at the table who won it, loved it!

The Get Together is all about hnging out with friends, and that night it was at a pizza party. I got to see lots of friends I made at previous Get Togethers, as well as meet a lot of new friend, including some of my fellow Ellora's Cave authors, and Romance Divas, which I was really excited about! It's so much fun to finally meet people you talk to online! They all totally rock, by the way!

On Saturday, we sat in on a workshop taught by Jenn Stark about promotion and what works and what doesn't. Then after lunch, it was time for the book signing. At previous Get Togethers, we did it in the ballroom, (that sounded naughty, didn't it?! LOL!) but this time we did it (couldn't resist!) in the atrium. It was so much better, and as always, so much fun! Oh, and the awesome Kate Douglas, whom I met at previous Get Togethers, and who was also signing books, specifically asked me to keep my Ellora's Cave book IF YOU DARE for her because she'd been wanting to read it! I was so flattered!

Throughout the weekend, they raffle off the baskets the authors make, finishing it up Saturday night after dinner. Fellow author and good friend Renee Vincent won my basket. And no, I didn't rig it! LOL!

After that, we hung out with friends, talking, laughing and saying how we can't wait for the next Get Together!

Oh, almost forgot! I'll be posting more pics on my Facebook as soon as we download them! I'll let you know when I post them!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Promo Items We're Bringing to Lori Foster's!

Mr. Right-Now Postcards

Good Cop, Bad Girl Postcards

The Cutler Brothers Series Postcards

Vampire 101 Postcards

Animal Instinct Postcards

Animal Attraction Postcards

Paige Tyler Magnets
Dead Sexy Magnets

Pirate's Woman Bookmarks

Dead Sexy Trading Cards

Ghost Hunter Trading Cards

Dead Sexy Bookmark

Ghost Hunter Bookmarks

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Romance Trading Cards!

I first heard about Romance Trading Cards from author Jeannie Lin. Having collected Charlie's Angels Trading Cards when I was a kid, I was immediately excited by the idea and ready to run out an order them right away. Then I remembered I first had to pick which characters I wanted to feature!

After thinking about it for a little bit, I decided to go with Drake Parrish, the hero from DEAD SEXY and Trace McCord, the hero from GHOST HUNTER. Okay, so I was off and running again to order them! Then I realized I needed to put some stats on the back of the cards!

So, I did some more thinking and came up with what I think are some pretty fun details about each hero. On the back of each card, you'll find the hero's name, occupation, strength, weakness and his best line.

I really love the way they came out, and if they're as popular as I hope, then I'll get some made for some of my other characters!

Drake Parrish from DEAD SEXY!

Trace McCord from GHOST HUNTER!

Oh, almost forgot! I'll be handing them out at Lori Foster's Get Together and Ellora's Cave RomantiCon, so if you'd like to add them to your collection, come on over and see me!

To read more about DEAD SEXY and GHOST HUNTER, visit my website at