Character Interview: Ijay from An Engagement Challenge @KiruTaye

Ijay  - An Engagement Challenge by Kiru Taye

Ijay – An Engagement Challenge by Kiru Taye

Hello, readers. My name is Ijay Amadi and I’ve been invited by the lovely Kiru to tell you a little about my job.

My job title is Brand Strategy Consultant. In a nutshell, I work with my clients to find innovative ways to enhance the branding for their businesses or products. A lot of what I do involves analysis of research data and using that to plan for future trends. To do this it’s important that I understand the current markets and trends.

I love my job. But my current assignment comes along with more than the usual challenges. On a professional level, this is my first assignment in Africa. My former projects have dealt with businesses in Europe. So now I have to understand the culture of doing business in Nigeria as well as understand my client’s business.

Secondly and perhaps the biggest challenge is that my new client, Paul Arinze, is also a man I had a sizzling one-night stand with a few months previously. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not pining over him. No way. I’ve long moved on and am currently engaged to another man. It’s just that I worry about our working relationship. Will he be thinking about our night together while I’m presenting research reports? Will he be remembering the way our bodies writhed in the age old lovers’ dance?

Phew. Did somebody turn up the temperature in here? Sorry, I’m going to have to get a glass of water. Thinking about Paul always leaves me needing to cool off. But Kiru spills the beans about what happens between us in her book. So pick up a copy to get the goss.

It’s been nice chatting. Catch you all later.

Blurb:

When savvy PR consultant Ijay Amadi meets successful Industrialist Paul Arinze, the only things on her mind are to forget the pain of her failed relationship and enjoy the delights his branding touch and soul-searing kiss promise. It’s a one-time only event. Perfect.

However, Paul is annoyed to wake up and find her gone the next morning. He isn’t ready to forget the dark-haired beauty or their scorching night together just yet. So he plans to have Ijay right where he wants her—in Abuja, working on his latest business project by day and enjoying the pleasure of his bed by night.

Except when Ijay arrives, she’s wearing another man’s engagement ring. With the explosive desire between them threatening their priorities and loyalties, the stakes get higher by the minute. Who’ll be left standing at the altar when Ijay walks down the aisle?

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#SexySnippets from Flying High

sexywidowHere are seven sexy sentences from “Flying High,” an erotic romance from the male point of view:

“Oh Baby, I fantasize about you every night.” He probably shouldn’t have admitted that, but it was true.
“Then why don’t you call me?”
“Honestly, I like talking to you and all, but it drives me crazy to talk to you when I wanna see you, touch you. You understand? It’s too damn frustrating. If my balls get any bluer they’re gonna have to invent another color on the color wheel.”

“Flying High”

Paul ‘I don’t do overnights’ has met his match with sexy physical therapist Callie. But is this adventurous guy willing to give up his independence to have the wild sexual encounters he craves?

I just finished writing this male fantasy novella, and had a lot fun with it. Paul flies across country for his job, and I couldn’t help wondering what kind of mischief he’d get into in those airplanes…

Here’s where you can check out the other Sexy Snippets this week.

Sexy Snippets – Awakenings @maggienash #erotica #victorian

snippets buttonHappy weekend everyone!

I’m at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Fremantle, Western Australia this weekend but I’m dropping by to give you a special Sexy Snippet from one of my works in progress – Awakenings.  It’s an erotic Victorian story and is related to my short story Illuminations.  This story continues the adventures of those wanting to explore their sensual and kinky side at Maitland House.  As the people of London are expected to be conservative and follow the laws regarding depraved behaviour, they escape to Maitland House to fulfil all of their fantasies without fear of being caught.  We begin with Anna, a young spinster who is convinced she will never marry, so enters the house for an Awakening of her sexual nature and lose her virginity. Here is a sexy snippet for your reading pleasure…

The words of the woman echoed in her mind. Would she find what she was seeking? Did she have the courage to try? Despite the coldness of the late Autumn evening, unfamiliar heat intimately surrounded her body and her unbound nipples tightened almost painfully as they scraped against the roughness of the raw silk shirt she’d been instructed to wear.

Strange men are going to touch me.

She shivered, feeling wicked for even contemplating the thought. Could she go through with this?

 

I look forward to finishing it so I can share the rest!  If you have read and liked ILLUMINATIONS, you will love this story 🙂

(You can check out ILLUMINATIONS now at  Total-e-bound   AMAZON    ARe )

Happy Weekend!

Maggie

www.maggienash.com
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Erotic romance minus the BDSM – am I nuts?

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-sexy-woman-chain-collar-back-view-attractive-topless-handcuffs-bondage-concept-studio-shot-black-background-image31229237Hi, it’s Jennifer here. Today I wanted to discuss the topic of erotic romance and pose a question to readers – what does erotic romance mean to you? Do you automatically associate it with BDSM, and if there’s no BDSM in the story, do you still see it as an erotic romance?

I’ve been writing in this genre for several years now – well before that book series came out! – and other than a little light bondage or a bit of back and forth power play between characters, I don’t usually have Dom/sub characters in my books.

Yet when I explain to people the type of romance I write, they laugh and say it must be all handcuffs, spanking and ben-wa balls. Porn for chicks. Um. No.

I did use a feather and a pair of handcuffs to good effect (I hope!) in SEX CLUB SECRETS, but in my upcoming release IMMORTAL SEDUCTION I have to confess there’s not a sex toy in sight. Only a Greek goddess hungry for love, and three hot firefighters in desperate need of her special brand of healing.

And ben-wa balls? As one of the few on this planet who still hasn’t read FIFTY SHADES I had to look up what they were and how to use them!

For me, erotic romance means an emotional connection between two or more characters who develop a relationship over the course of the story, in which there is high level sex and the potential for a “happy ever after” or at least a “happy for now” ending.

In IMMORTAL SEDUCTION, I’ve attempted to strip the relationship back and leave the sex toys – and the spanking – under the bed. This has given me a chance to focus more on the emotional connection that I believe is what gives erotic writing its romantic edge.

Here’s an Adults-only sample from menage a quatre romance IMMORTAL SEDUCTION, out this month:

Jennifer Lynne_Immortal SeductionA male body was behind him, the slick wet head of a cock prodding between his ass cheeks with a persistence that made him want to bend over and be fucked for the first time in his life. And then…oh, God! There were lips on his thigh. On his scar. Someone was raining tiny kisses all over the disgusting puckered flesh before dragging their moist tongue back and forth across his skin.

How could they face doing that?

His eyes flashed open. It was Hugh who had sucked him in deep, so deep that the top of his cock hit the back of his friend’s hot throat when his hips shuddered in an instinctive thrusting response. It felt so fucking good.  He couldn’t believe he’d made such a big deal about not doing this in the past.

Hugh. He wanted to laugh, and cry at the same time. Who knew?

Breath laced with a familiar whiskey smell was hot and hard against his neck, identifying Kier behind him. His buddy was busy back there, stroking his body and caressing the crease where his butt cheek met his leg, teasing his ass in the most delightful way possible.

But his senses honed in on Aphrodite. She was kneeling in front of him, side by side with Hugh, and she was touching his scar. Celebrating the mutilated flesh on his leg with her lips, and tongue, and even her fingertips.

“Aphrodite,” he whispered. And that’s when the shaking began. Real shaking, as if he had a fever of some kind and his body was no longer his own. “I don’t want…I want…” He couldn’t get his tongue around the quaking words. Couldn’t get his brain around the thoughts. “I don’t know what I want.”

Tears squeezed out of the corners of his eyes and an ache formed deep in his ears and throat as he held in a sob. Jesus. I’m better than this. I’m stronger. But he just stood there, unresisting, tears falling silently as he let them all love him.

~ Copyright Jennifer Lynne 2013

What do you think?

Given the huge popularity of the FIFTY SHADES phenomenon and the plethora of BDSM  stories on the market right now, do you think that is the new definition of erotic romance, or do you think there’s still room for all types of stories in this genre? Please let us know what you think!

For more information about Jennifer Lynne’s GODS OF LOVE series, visit her website or Amazon page. IMMORTAL SEDUCTION releases on the 27th August.

The Birth of a New Series #PassionShields @KiruTaye @EvernightPub

Welcome to the month of August! I’m mighty excited to announce that I have 2 books out this month. SCARS, my Romance On The Go novella, and SEX TAPE, featured in the 7 Sinful Secrets Anthology, are both out now. Both these books contain characters from the same series Passion Shields.

Passion Shields Series

This is a ten-part series following the exploits of the sexy men and women of the Moss Star Security firm owned by Benjamin Moss and Christopher Star. We meet the lovers they possess, the clients they protect and travel internationally from London to Freetown, from Johannesburg to Los Angeles in stories packed with sizzling secrets and thrilling suspense.

WARNING: These stories contain sexual situations, strong language and some violence.

Each story is short, designed to be like an episode in a TV serial, a sexy bite-size reading for when you’re waiting in a queue or taking a train journey. Perhaps you shouldn’t let anyone read them over your shoulders. These are definitely ADULT ONLY material.

SCARS is the first book in the series and introduces some of the major characters from the series. This and the next two stories focus on Selina and Benjamin Moss and their developing relationship.

SCAR Blurb:

She clutches at control to cover her flaws. He wants to strip her bare because she’s beautiful.


Selina Moss hides a secret beneath her controlled happy exterior. Her body is covered in scars and she’s never revealed them to anyone. She’s not beautiful and she doesn’t want pity.

However, it’s her wedding night and husband, Benjamin Moss, is determined to strip down her barriers.

Benjamin is not playing fair, not when he’s deploying breath-stealing seduction as well as mind-melting sex toys. But will he still want her when she bares all?

 

Book Excerpt:

“There’s something I need to show you in our suite upstairs.”

The corners of his mouth lifted in a boyish grin as the lift doors opened. Her gaze fixated on his lips—sensuously full, they were a mix of firmness on the edges and softness on the inside—and she wondered if he would kiss her.

Her pulse rate skyrocketed as they rode up and he pulled her into the circle of his arms. He looked so handsome in his fitted charcoal suit, broad torso tapering at the hips. Leaning this closely to him, his taut muscles beneath the soft silk fabric offered protection as well as a glimpse of the possession to come. With her head on his shoulder, his all-male spice permeated her pores with every breath she took.

“You do know we can’t leave our guests at the reception just for a quickie,” she said. Tilting her head so she could see his face, she curled her lips in an I’d-like-you-to-take-me smile. Her womb contracted in agreement.

Truth was, she needed to get laid—the hot, fast, sweaty kind. Since she agreed to marry Ben they hadn’t been together, not even for a hand job. The mad rush to organise a wedding ceremony in such a short period of time, his insistence for her to move her things into his waterside penthouse apartment in Chelsea, combined with a pretty hefty schedule at work for both of them had left little time for anything else.

“Who says we can’t?”

He kissed her, a ruthless sweep of his tongue and demand of his lips. She clutched the lapels of his jacket, hanging on as sensation assaulted her.

Beneath her dress, her lacy thong got soaked as she squirmed against him. She’d worn the skimpy underwear to avoid panty-lines showing through her dress. Perhaps she should’ve chosen something sturdier like French knickers.

When he lifted his head, she was breathless, panting.

“Ben?” she asked when she finally got her voice back.

The dark colour of his suit emphasised the intensity of his eyes and complemented his tanned skin. With his South African heritage, his skin tone was always on the golden side, despite the recent bad weather and lack of sunshine.

“No. But I’ve got the next best thing for you.”

They stepped out of the lift, and he opened the door to the bridal suite. She followed him in, heart pounding in excitement.

“By the time the reception is over, you’ll be begging me to fuck you.”

Copyright: Kiru Taye 2013

Available to buy from: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance | Bookstrand

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CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

To celebrate my book releases this August, I’m giving away 2 $10 gift cards to 2 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter the prize draw is to leave a comment on this blog post and complete the rafflecopter entries. This contest is open internationally. Entrants must be 18 years and over. Contest ends 31 August, 2013. Winners are chosen randomly via rafflecopter.