#Sexy, thrilling romance-Passion Shields Series @KiruTaye #Giveaway

PASSION SHIELDS SERIES by Kiru Taye

This is a multi-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 sexy stories packed with sizzling secrets and thrilling suspense.

Contains: sexual situations, strong language and some violence.

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Top Ten Characters in the Passion Shields Series
BENJAMIN MOSS: co-owner of Moss-Star Security firm. Husband of Selina. South African, ex-mercenary. Main character in Scars, Secrets and Scores.

SELINA MOSS: deputy head pharmacists in a major London hospital. Wife of Benjamin. Came to live in London after the Sierra Leonean civil war. Main character in Scars, Secrets and Scores.

CHRISTOPHER STAR: co-owner of Moss-Star Security firm. Benjamin’s best friend. Single. From Chechnya. Main character in Shameless, coming soon.

KENNY CRUZ: Moss-Star team member. Benjamin’s friend. Owns a Bar Atlantic night club. Divorced. Ex-military. From Nigeria. Main character in Surrender, coming soon.

LORA CAMPBELL: Nurse. Selina’s best friend and former housemate. Works in the same hospital as Selina. Main character in Shameless, coming soon.

BEATRICE MOSS: Actress. Benjamin’s sister. Lives in South Africa but wants to move to the UK. Main character in Surrender, coming soon.

KAYA TEJAN-COLE: Selina’s brother. Student. Lives in Sierra Leone. Selina wants him to join her in the UK. Main character in Semper, coming soon.

JUAN ROBERTO: Moss-Star team member. Married to Noni. Main character in Sex Tape, in the 7 Sinful Secrets anthology.

NONI ROBERTO: Office Manager at Moss-Star. Married to Juan. Main character in Sex Tape, in the 7 Sinful Secrets anthology.

CASEY BRADSHAW: recently joined the Moss-Star team. Ex-military. Main character in Semper, coming soon.

scarsl1mScars (Passion Shields, book 1)
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?
Buy link: http://kirutaye.com/booklist/scars

secrets1mSecrets (Passion Shields, book 2)
Blurb:
Her body is his to command, her heart his to win.
Selina Moss bared her body to her husband and allowed him to see her and touch her like no one else has ever done. When a member of the family visits, she realizes there is still so much about her husband she doesn’t know.
Benjamin’s remorse about his family history drives his actions. Selina is his present and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from being contaminated by his past, including revealing the shame that burns his soul.
But for Selina, finding out about Benjamin’s past means investing emotionally in a man who’s only going to walk away once their temporary arrangement comes to an end. Is she ready to bare her heart to him along with the secrets of their past?
Buy Link: http://kirutaye.com/booklist/secrets

Scores_400pwScores (Passion Shields, book 3)
Blurb:
His love possesses her. Will it protect her too?
Benjamin Moss has proven how much he cares about his wife, Selina. She pushed him to shred his iron control and bare his soul to her. In return he’s earned her much guarded heart as well as her body.
But her past has finally caught up with her and scores will have to be settled before they can have a happy ending. Can Benjamin’s love protect her from those who seek to destroy both of them? Or will she finally lose the man who’s possessed her body as well as her heart?

Buy Links: http://kirutaye.com/booklist/scores

 

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AuthorBioA lover of books, as a teenager Kiru used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she’s still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.
After over ten successful years in the corporate rate race, she has chosen a different kind of creative challenge—transforming her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.
When she’s not writing or reading, she’d hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.

You reach her via her
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Meet London Saint James-Inspiration for Dark Tales Diaries #BDSM #Erotica @LSJRomance

Thanks for having me on your blog today.
I’m happy to be here to talk a little about myself and my Dark Tales Diaries
series.
 
Like many authors, I’ve been writing a long time. As a child I playacted out all the stories that were running around in my head, and as soon as I learned how to write, I scribbled down those stories. I wrote and stopped. Wrote and stopped. I had to do the sensible thing as I got older, or at least that’s what I was told. I went to college. Got a job. Did all those sensible things, but I always came back to writing. Around three years ago, I became more serious about becoming a published author and I decided to submit something. I figured what’s the worst thing that could happen? Being told, “You suck as a writer.” I prepared for the worst, but thankfully that didn’t happen. My first published story came in the form of an anthology. From there I’ve been writing as fast as my brain can think and my
fingers can type. *Smiles*
 
For me, writing is my dream job. “Becoming a successful author is nothing but a pipedream,” they said. But that “pipedream,” came true! Dark Tales Diaries is my 12th and 13th published book.
 
Question: If you loved someone and one day they just vanished from your life, what would you do to try and find them?
 
My answer: Anything earthly possible.
The inspiration for this BDSM series of short stories sparked from a casual conversation with the love of my life. Two words, “Dark Tales,” poked at me. From there, I sat down and typed non-stop. Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One and the
life of Tristan Blackthorn spilled out upon the “pages” of my laptop with
Volume Two soon following.

Title: Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One

Author: London Saint James

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance Series

Blurb:

For years, Tristan Blackthorn has toiled to find his lost love. He finally decides to use Blackthorn Printing, along with his newly created Dark Tales Diaries, as a way to find her. Will her story be one of the three tales in Volume One?

Mistress Guinevere’s calling card is her Red Stilettos. She specializes in a particular fetish and always maintains her control, until a man from her past returns to test her will.

A recently divorced woman experiences the effects of empty nest syndrome after her twins head off to college. With the clock ticking away, she decides it’s far past time to seek out something that has always eluded her. Will she find what she’s looking for with The Leather’s Edge?

And a bored computer programmer learns what it’s like to feel sexual freedom after being bound by a Master in Safe Word.

Be Warned this book contains: bondage, anal sex, sex toys, fetish

Title: Dark Tales Diaries: Volume Two

Author: London Saint James

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic Romance Series

Blurb:

Blackthorn Printing made a splash in the publishing world with the introduction of Dark Tales Diaries, yet despite his efforts, Tristan Blackthorn isn’t any closer to finding the woman he seeks. Unwilling to give up on his lost love, his search for Keira continues in Volume Two.

A voyeuristic moment leads an astronomy professor and his assistant to a steamy endeavor on The Observation Deck.

An invitation for cocktails has the reclusive woman who lives in 204-B pondering why the handsome, wealthy owner of her building would invite her to anything. Does she have enough guts to go to The Top Floor?

And a Maestro strikes the right cord with a young and talented cellist who is trying to find her passion.

Be Warned this book contains: BDSM, anal sex, public exhibition, sex toys, spanking

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London Saint James has lived in many places, but never felt “at home” until she met the real-life man of her dreams and settled down in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. London lives with her husband and their fat cat who thinks he owns them. As an award-winning, bestselling, multi-published author, London is living her childhood dream. She knew all the scribbling she did, that big imagination of hers, and all those clamoring characters running around in her head would pay off someday.

Website: http://www.londonsaintjames.com

Twitter: @LSJRomance

#SexySnippets – Power Play

It’s time again for Sexy Snippets! Here are another seven sentences from “Power Play,” a story abPower Play coverout sensual bondage:

     “Then it’s settled.”
He grinned and his eyes gleamed wickedly. “If you say so. That is your call. Everything else, however, is my call.”
She had ended up a few feet away from him, but he closed the distance immediately. “Everything.”

 

 

“Power Play”

“A seductive brat tempts a sexy artist to risk his one shot at partnership for a fling with her. But when he takes control, who will come out on top?”

When I wrote this, I wondered what kind of woman could seduce a man to risk his hard-won career to be with her. What if there was the danger of them being discovered any minute? I thought it would be fun to see how he’d plan his payback. What would he do if he had complete control over her for a night?

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

#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.

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.

#SexySnippets from Power Play

Here are seven sexy sentences from “Power Play,” my novella about sensual bondage:

When she opened her eyes, his face was inches away. Elusive green-brown eyes searched hers. Her lips parted, matching his, and she tipped her head up to him. She felt how much he wanted to kiss her, and she wanted him just as badly. She waited, dying for the taste of his kiss. She hadn’t given him a chance to kiss her this morning, there wasn’t time. And she’d been dreaming of his kiss since she first saw him in the parking garage.

“Power Play”

“A seductive brat tempts a sexy artist to risk his one shot at partnership for a fling with her. But when he takes control, who will come out on top?”

When I wrote this, I wondered what kind of woman could seduce a man to risk his hard-won career to be with her. What if there was the danger of them being discovered any minute? I thought it would be fun to see how he’d plan his payback. What would he do if he had complete control over her for a night?

Read “Power Play” on Amazon now!
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Here’s where you can check out the other Sexy Snippets this week.

I like to watch…

I think the first time I realised that I like to watch was as a young adolescent. I’d taken the train to the city with some friends to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  It was Moomba (people from Melbourne will relate), which is a public holiday with a street parade. Moomba is an indigenous word meaning getting together and having fun. But I digress…

We had to risk life and limb and cross the road during the parade so we could get to The Regent theatre where the movie was being screened.  I’m pretty sure it was the year I was about 12 or 13 years old.  One of those anyway…lol.

I was having fun drooling over a young Robert Redford. I mean, seriously, who didn’t drool?  That craggy blond hair and mustache…those amazing eyes. *sigh*….then that scene. started..

You know the one…Katherine Ross arrives home to her small cottage and starts getting undressed for a bath.  Robert Redford surprises her and threatens her with a gun, forcing her to take all of her clothes off and untie her chemise.  Slowly.   Very slowly.

Oh. My. God.

My heart pounded so fast and loud I was almost deafened. I was so hot I was sure everyone beside me would be feeling the heat radiating off me. (Okay, I guess this was also when I realised that I liked a bit of Dom/Sub action too, but I didn’t have a clue what it was at the time;-)).

My life changed in that one scene.   It wasn’t just the hormones coming to the fore, it was like a switch turned on.

So now, many years later I still get off on watching.  Mostly watching from the comfort of my bed reading my favourite erotic novel, or erotic movie scenes….the feeling has never died, and now I find myself writing a voyeuristic story.  I have to say it’s making me hot!

BTW…I’ve seen that movie 12 times 🙂  I must get it out again…

So let me know…do you like to watch?  Stand up and be counted!

#SexySnippets from Chellesie

Hello Everyone, thanks for joining in the fun with SexySnippets!

Here are seven sexy sentences from Restless, a work in progress:

Did Lane know he was out there?
Or might be out there. Did Dirk really stay?

She flew to the glass doors, a bare breast and a length of leg gleaming in the starlight. She caught her breath as she saw a silhouette in the lounge chair, the soft red glow of a cigarette floating nearby. As her eyes focused in the dim light, she became aware of a pair of eyes focused on her. She froze in the spotlight, her entire body tingling with the electrical charge of the attraction, then tore herself from the intoxicating allure of the window before her desire overwhelmed her.

 

Restless

Free-spirited Cassie is restless with everything in her life, even her gorgeous blond husband of ten years. When a dark enigmatic stranger moves in, everything shifts. Will his seductive presence unravel what they’ve built, or push them into unknown pleasures?

Night Encounters with Lisa Carlisle

Visiting us today is author Lisa Carlisle, who writes paranormal erotic romance. Welcome Lisa!

Hi, thanks for having me. I’m here to talk about romance series. What is it about a series that we find difficult to resist? Each book ends leaving us wanting more. What happens next with the characters? Or who will be the characters in the next part of the series? I know I’m addicted to several series. What about you?

I write an erotic paranormal romance series with Ellora’s Cave called Underground Encounters and even as I’m writing them, I love wondering what’s going to happen next. When I’m working on a story, ideas come to me on the characters or future ideas for the series and it’s difficult not to run off and start the new story!

My series includes a variety of supernatural characters—vampires, shapeshifters, gargoyles, or humans with supernatural abilities—and I love the conflict that arises from their differences. No matter what type of character, one theme seems to resonate—they feel alone in the world, and perhaps unlovable. Yet when they meet their right someone, well, you can guess what happens next!

Ellora’s Cave just released an anthology called Night Encounters, which contains the first two books in my Underground Encounters series:
Smoldering Nights, an erotic vampire novella
Fiery Nights, an erotic paranormal romance
“…Get ready to be hooked on the series.” ~ Sizzling Hot Book Reviews.

Night Encounters: “Smoldering Nights” By Lisa Carlisle

Nike loves visiting the goth club Vamps—she can exchange her firefighter uniform for a slinky fantasy outfit. There she runs into the man she’d been admiring from afar at a rock-climbing gym. He’s been the star of all her sexual fantasies, so is it any wonder they end up in his private room upstairs? Just when things begin to heat up, Michel’s enemies appear.

Michel isn’t an ordinary mortal. And someone from his past is on the hunt for vengeance. Michel and Nike are forced to run and hide out in a coastal cottage in Maine. They can’t resist their attraction and spend the nights exploring each other’s bodies while trying to sort out how they feel. Can they overcome their differences while evading the predators chasing them?

Read an excerpt

To learn more about the Night Encounters anthology or buy now, visit:

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Author Bio

I gravitate toward stories with dark, brooding, isolated characters (think Heathcliff, Dracula, Darth Vader, and Severus Snape) and tough, independent, caring heroines. My reading tastes very widely, though, and I’ll read almost anything–especially paranormal romance, mysteries, and non-fiction on any new topic of interest.

When I was younger, I served in the Marine Corps and lived in Parris Island, the California desert, and Okinawa, Japan. Then I backpacked alone around the US and Europe and lived in Paris, France. These experiences have provided me enough settings and characters for a lifetime of writing. Currently, I live in the Boston area with my fantastic, supportive husband and two kids.

I love to stay in touch with readers. Visit www.lisacarlislebooks.com. More books in the series are coming as well as a military romance. Follow me to stay tuned!

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Is a Bad Habit Okay if there’s a Good Reason?

We are excited to welcome erotic romance author Maggie Nash as she talks about her bad habit, and there’s a contest for one lucky commenter!  Here’s Maggie…

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Thanks so much for inviting me! Today I’m talking about a bad habit I have. It’s shameful I know, but I can’t help myself.
They say that the first step is to admit it, so here goes —
I’m an eavesdropper.
There. I said it.
I am one of those terrible people who watches people and listens in on conversations. I know it’s wrong. I know it’s invading the privacy of others, but that doesn’t seem to matter to me. I do it anyway 🙂 Bad me.
Occasionally I can’t hear what they are saying, so I make up stories about what they might be saying. It’s amazing how exciting the life of perfect strangers can be!
Other times I listen in while I’m walking down the street. Sometimes I can hear people inside their homes talking to each other, and other times they are talking as they walk. I hear conversations about things as mundane as what they had for dinner last night, or as deep as the answer to World Peace. Of course it’s a lot more fun when I hear people teasing each other, or having fun!
My absolute favourite place to listen in is on the train. No one makes eye contact on a train these days so little ole me can sit quietly, pretend that I’m not there, and glean any number of conversations and file them away for future use.
My mother would be so disappointed in me. She tried to drum into me from an early age that it is rude to listen in to what others are saying, but can I remember what she taught me? No Ma’am.
So why do I do it? I have a really good reason, and you might even forgive me when you hear it.  My mum might even understand.
Eventually 😉
Okay, back to the reason I do it.
Research. Pure and simple.
That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I file away stories, conversations, characters, situations, names – you name it, I steal it! But it’s all in a good cause. They find their way into my stories eventually.
It’s not all bad :-), and I’m certainly not giving it up just yet!
So next time you talk to a friend in public, remember – you never know who’s listening. It could be me!
What bad habits do you have? Go on – you know you want to share!

Maggie’s next release – KINKY BET
Available NOW for pre-order!

Blurb: Who knew losing a bet could be this much fun?
Erica Nielsen agreed to a bet with her best friend, but she never imagined losing would involve a weekend of punishment at Dangerous Liaison, a BSDM retreat. But was it really punishment being trained by a sexy Irishman who takes her on a sexual journey of a lifetime?
Conal Brennan agrees to help a young woman find her submissive nature. He always enjoys being the one in control, but one look at the Nordic blonde he calls ‘Fire girl’ and he’s not sure who’s controlling whom.

 

Excerpt:

The man knocked twice on the intricately carved wood with the ornate brass knocker. It opened as he stepped back, ushering her inside. The hallway was narrow but a door appeared immediately on her right.
“Go inside the first room. There you will be given instructions for the beginning of your training.”
She turned, wanting to thank the man for his direction, but he’d already left. She knocked lightly, and the door opened under the pressure of her hand. The room was warm and inviting with a cast iron fireplace blazing with flames. She walked farther inside, spying a wide partners’ desk and several chairs. All class, taste and decorum. No kink to be seen.
From where she stood the area appeared unoccupied. Not sure of what was expected of her she made a beeline for the comfortable looking couch and sat down.
“Did I say you could sit down?”
Shit, where did he come from? Erica struggled to stand back up, almost slipping to the floor as her dress slid on the buttery soft leather cushion. Way to make an impression, girl. “I’m sorry,” she said before she managed to scramble to her feet. “I didn’t realise there was anyone h—” Oh my God it’s him. The guy from the bar. The one who was so much like Colin Farrell he could be his twin brother. Her knees faltered as she tried to stand up straight. It was then that the penny dropped. The bar had been a set-up.

BIO:
I’m Maggie Nash and I write romance novels. Some of them are suspenseful, some are pretty hot, and some of them are a little bit kinky, but what they all have in common is a fun, romantic ending.

I started writing more by accident than design when one day I ran out of books to read so I started writing one myself. And boy am I glad I did, because writing has become a huge part of my life.

I live with my family on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales in Australia. You can find me most days having a cappuccino at the beach!      Website   Facebook   Twitter

Pre-order the book here: Kinky Bet

Post a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book!  The winner will be chosen at the end of the week.