Sep 01

CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Knights of the Board Room by Joey W. Hill

 

Welcome to Round 2 of The Newlywed Game with the K&A men and women! Joey and I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s installment and will join us every day through this Friday as the couples dish about everything from whoopee to muscles. Happy reading and Happy Tuesday!

Delilah xo

 

Interview Final

The Newleywed Game – Round 2

What drink best describes your wife on your wedding night?

“Buttery Nipple,” Peter said dreamily.

“Climax, climax, climax…” Lucas supplied. “And that was before actual sex.” He laughed as Cass elbowed him, but then he gave her an appraising look, his silver eyes getting a heated gleam. “It was so fucking hot to take you over that edge with my mouth, over and over, before I was inside of you. Couldn’t get enough of it.”

“Thank God there’s a good breeze off the water tonight,” Celeste murmured. Though Matt Kensington tended to have pretty strict rules about using profanity around women, apparently he was taking Lucas’s usage as a fervent reverence. From the flush that tinged Cass’s face, she agreed.

“The Butt Burner,” Dana said for Ben. “Oh, right, that would be what you did to Marcie, not the other way around…” She yelped as Ben tackled her and mock-tried to smother her with a decorative pillow. She rolled into Peter’s lap like a petite Ninja, using her feet to push at him while Peter fended him off. When they settled, all laughing and Janet calling for order like a stern schoolmistress, Celeste nodded to Matt.

“I have to go with a grocery store wine,” Matt said. “Because it’s appropriate. Barefoot white, because I woke up close to dawn and she was standing in the open sliding glass door of my bedroom, wearing my white shirt and nothing else. Her blond hair tousled and down, all that pretty pale skin, her feet bare. When she turned to me, all I could think is ‘Savannah Tennyson Kensington, my wife, is standing in my bedroom in my shirt and bare feet’.”

“I’ll do the windy sigh for that one,” Dana told Celeste, and she, Marcie and Cass did it simultaneously, with dramatic flair. Celeste noticed Savannah had a charming blush as her husband pressed a kiss to her hand.

“Sassy Bitch,” Jon said, surprising everyone in the room. He grinned. “Rachel showed a whole different side of herself to me that night. It gave me the opportunity to make good use of her hairbrush.”

“My hairbrush, his belt and a kitchen spatula,” Rachel said, with a little shiver. Cass stretched out to give her a high five.

“You go, girl. Look at you, embracing your bad self.”

What is the most embarrassing thing you have done around her?

“Pass, pass, pass…” Ben said emphatically, reaching for his wallet. “I think I have enough cash to cover that right now.”

“Oh no, you HAVE to tell them,” Peter said. “I will triple that bet just to hear the words come out of your mouth.” The other men jumped in to add to the chorus.

Marcie, grinning, squeezed his hand. “It’s for charity, after all.”

“I hate all of you. And payback is a total bitch,” Ben said menacingly to Peter.

“You shouldn’t have told them about it,” Marcie pointed out reasonably. “Because I never would have. I respect your privacy. It’s not my fault the five of you gossip like a bunch of women.”

“We were not gossiping. We were discussing techniques and they tricked it out of me. I still think you let it slip at one of your girl nights.”

“Would I lie?” She blinked innocently at him, and Ben shook his head.

“If you’d only snapped just one picture,” Peter mourned. “We could have blackmailed him forever. Hey.” He reached over Dana and slapped Ben in the head, which the lawyer fended off with a return punch. “No giving your sub the hairy eyeball. She’s got to play the game fair unless you’re serious about being a chickenshit pussy and paying this one off.”

Ben sighed. “Fine. Fuck all of you. I’ll tell it, because she’d just snicker while she was trying to get it out. I’d custom-ordered a toy, an anal plug made to my…dimensions.”

Cass leaned over Matt’s lap, bracing a hand on his thigh as she whispered to Savannah. “Bet that required extra shipping costs.”

Ben shot her a glance, continued. “It had some specific features I didn’t want to use on her until I was sure of the way it would feel. So she came home while I was field testing it. Bends, stretches, squats, walking… that kind of thing.”

He paused, glared at the other men. “Giggling in men is so unattractive,” he observed.

“It’s just as arousing to a male to be stimulated in that area, so needless to say, he was very…impressive looking,” Marcie said dreamily. “I really wished I had taken a picture. Several.  They would have gone with me to the grave,” she promised him. “I’d want to take them with me. I’d carry them to the Pearly Gates.”

“Not sure if St. Peter would have let you in with those,” Dana said.

“They would if Mary Magdalene was manning the door,” Janet quipped. “And she’d give Ben an automatic transfer from Hell, right up to Heaven’s door.”

“If you had taken a picture, you would have reached Heaven far sooner than later,” Ben threatened. He pointed a finger at Celeste. “And cop boyfriend or not, that story ever leaves this deck, they won’t find YOUR body at all. Stop laughing.”

As Celeste did her best, Marcie spoke up, saving her Dom further embarrassment and giving Celeste time to compose herself.  “How about Matt, Savannah?”

“He was singing in the shower.” Savannah paused, glancing at Matt, who looked pained, but signed, a tacit go-ahead. “‘Love to Love You, Baby’, by Donna Summer.”

“Oh my God.” Now Cassandra started laughing. “Complete with the orgasmic chorus?”

Savannah nodded. “Before I realized he was singing, I thought he was having a stroke. He was going full blast.”

“The damn song had been in my head ever since your wedding reception.” Matt cast an accusing glare and Ben and Marcie. “Do you know how irritating and distracting it is to be meeting with the manufacturing managers of eight plants and have that going through your head? Desperate times called for desperate measures. I figured if I belted it out, it would get rid of it. It worked…until now.” He sent a sharp glance at Lucas and Peter, who were doing a hip hop style hummed version in the background while smirking. “I will fire both of you,” he said darkly.

“Rachel, how about Jon?” Celeste asked.

Celeste was surprised to see K&A’s mechanical genius look…cranky. Rachel, her lips quivering, curled her hands around his biceps. “You know, at the time it happened, I did say it was nice to know that you aren’t always perfectly serene. So it was kind of a gift to me. An enlightening one.”

“And you do always say that enlightenment is important,” Ben said.

Jon grimaced. “I understand why the Buddha went to sit under the tree, way the hell away from anyone else.”

“It was a prank,” Rachel explained. “They’d put together something for us to watch at the office after hours—something private,” she added, giving Celeste a we-can’t-share-that-part droll look. “So after we all went out to dinner that night, we went back to the board room. Jon has a remote for the display projector, programmed to do all sorts of fancy things. The guys had cloned it, or whatever Lucas calls it.” She glanced at Lucas for confirmation. “Lucas had worked it so when Jon’s remote was supposed to be doing one thing, Lucas would hit a button on the clone he had under the table and it would do something else.”

“It drove him absolutely batshit, trying to figure out why it wasn’t doing what he’d programmed it to do,” Lucas put in. “He about had a brain aneurysm right there. Cursing, totally non-Jon like.”

“First time I’ve ever seen that perfect hair of his standing on end,” Matt grinned.

“Unlike Marcie, we were prepared,” Lucas said as Jon crossed his arms over his chest and studied the stars overhead with great interest. “We got it all on tape, too, since you can record in that room. As the ladies well know.” He cast them a fond look which resulted in various looks of amused discomfiture.

Yet the discomfiture was laced with another quality, one that suggested to Celeste the women were recalling exactly what had been recorded in those private board room sessions with great pleasure. She wondered if those were the type of recordings that had been viewed. “We really should do home movies one night,” Peter added. “Now it’s Cass’s turn.”

“Actually, I think it’s my AND Dana’s turn.” Cass poked her husband and threw Peter a mischievous look as Dana snickered. “Lucas and Peter were over at Jon’s house one night. We’d been out for a girl’s dinner, and when we came back, there was all this thumping in the basement. You can see through the windows from the outside, and all we saw was pitch blackness and…” Cass had started to laugh, too hard to continue, so Dana finished, giggling. “Rachel described it to me perfectly. They were sparring with these extra-large, glow-in-the-dark dildos, doing the Star Wars light saber thing with it. All I heard was Peter yelling in an exaggerated Southern accent: “You’ll call me daddy before this is over, Luke, boy!”

“In all fairness, there was a good deal of beer involved in that evening,” Lucas said, though Celeste noticed with delight his ears were somewhat red. “Speaking of which, refills, anyone?”

**Join us tomorrow for another round of The Newlywed Game!**

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More about the Knights of the Board Room series: Five powerful corporate executives, five bonded males. Together they help each man find the woman of his dreams, even when it takes the sensual talents of all five to break through her shields and convince her that he’s the Master who can love her—body, heart, and soul.

Series link with free excerpts and blurbs: http://www.storywitch.com/series-kbr

Free vignettes revisiting the characters: www.storywitch.com/community

More about the author:

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids… She’s penned over forty acclaimed titles and six award-winning series, and been awarded the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Erotica. But she’s especially proud and humbled to have won the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful, widely diverse readership.

So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst – which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” She has earned a reputation for writing BDSM romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. She believes that’s because strong, compelling characters are the most important part of her books.

“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are captivating and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. That was the defining element of the romances I loved most and which shaped my own writing. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love – that’s the kind of story I love to write.”

Take the plunge with her, and don’t hesitate to let her know what you think of her work, good or bad. She thrives on feedback!

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Aug 31

CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Knights of the Board Room by Joey W. Hill

 

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with the uber fabulous Joey W. Hill on several Knights of the Board Room character interviews. These week long events have been so popular and so much fun that we couldn’t help but do another one. Mainly because when I ask Joey “Hey, what do you think about doing another Knights of the Board Room interview?” she is too gracious to say get lost! *laughs*

All kidding aside, Joey knows that her fans just can’t get enough of Matt, Lucas, Jon, Peter and Ben and this five part event is really something special. I know you all are going to love what we have in store for you! Celeste has talked the K&A men and women into helping her prepare for her upcoming job of emceeing a charity version of The Newlywed Game with city officials. This interview is all about getting the K&A men to relax and spill the beans on everything from what their first married fight was about to what their most embarrassing moments were around their wives. Monday through Friday of this week will feature a new set of questions and answers. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

As always, many thanks to Joey for taking time out of her extremely busy schedule to share the Kensington & Associates men with us one more time. Because as everyone knows, once is never enough with the Knights of the Board Room!

Delilah xo

 

Interview Final

The Newlywed Game

“I think we need to strip search Celeste for recording devices,” Ben advised. “Just to be thorough. And have her sign a nondisclosure agreement.”

“Touch her and I will break both your legs,” Leland responded calmly, taking a swig of his beer. “I’ll vouch for her integrity.”

“A significant other is not a reputable source in court,” the lawyer retorted.

“Good thing we’re not in court.” Leland stretched his arm out on the lounge chair behind Celeste’s shoulders. “Just at a house with a plenty of empty land around it. And coyotes.”

“Don’t pay any attention to Ben, Celeste,” Marcie said, handing Ben a glass of iced tea before settling herself in his lap and curling her arms around his broad shoulders. “I think it’s so cool that you’re using us as a test run for this. Tell us again how it works.”

“It’s basically a modified form of the Newlywed Game. They’re doing it Friday as a charitable event. The mayor and his wife are participating, the chief of police, a bunch of local celebrities. They want me to play Alex Trebek, but give it a Walter Cronkite flare.” Celeste wiped any expression from her face and spoke oh-so-seriously. “So can you confirm that for us, Mayor? You like to lick your wife’s feet, but only when she’s doused them in her special Cajun sauce and has crawdads between her toes?”

At a ripple of laughter and groans, Celeste smiled, a little more at ease. Leland’s brief squeeze on her knee helped. She shouldn’t be nervous—she wouldn’t be here if the five-man executive team of Kensington & Associates hadn’t been wholly agreeable to her doing this. Celeste still couldn’t quite believe they had been. She’d brought it up initially with Marcie as a joke over coffee. But then Marcie talked to Janet, Matt’s admin, who thought it was a wonderful idea. The next thing Celeste knew, she and Leland were invited to a late afternoon pool party and barbecue at Matt’s second home in Texas—flown there by private jet, of course. The plan was to have her do her thing during early evening cocktails, after Nate, Cherry and Talia, Marcie and Cass’s younger siblings, had taken off to the house’s extensive game room.

Now they were all out on Matt’s deck, with its awesome view of the Gulf, the sun setting at the western end of it. When she’d first met Jon, Peter, Lucas, Ben and the formidable Matt Kensington, she’d dubbed them the Knights of the Board Room with caustic derision. Over time, she’d realized they more than lived up to the name. Their five wives, all strong, intriguing women in their own right, would testify to that.

The Dom/sub angle just added the icing to the cake. All five men were dedicated sexual dominants, their wives different levels of complementary submissives. As such, Celeste had a feeling this “test run” would have a very different flavor than the official show she’d be hosting later in the week.

Janet and Max, the K&A limo driver she’d been seeing for a few months now, were here tonight as well. While the efficient admin had not volunteered her participation beyond score keeping, Celeste was hoping she could get a couple answers from her and Max, no matter how closed-mouthed they were normally. Janet was a Domme herself. Max, a former Navy SEAL, was no submissive, but somehow they made it work, and Celeste was dying to know just how.

Nosy reporter. That’s what Leland would say. She slanted a fond and loving glance at her own Master. He was part of K&A’s inner circle, and he fit with them, so much so she could get lost in how safe and cherished she felt with him. What a sap she’d become.

“It’s a little different from the game.” She focused on her explanation once more. “Since it’s more for charity and fun, most questions can be asked in front of the spouse. We only have a couple where we’ll use index cards to see if they guess it right.”

“You know, even the President gets the chance to vet his questions before they ask him anything,” Lucas said. “So he doesn’t end up revealing national secrets.”

“Or looking like an ass. Or like more of an ass than usual,” Peter snorted.

“No politics,” Savannah, Matt’s wife, said immediately, raising a finger. “We agreed on that at the last social gathering. It’s bad enough I have to listen to Matt snarl at the television in the morning because he insists on starting the day with the news. I turn it to Sesame Street as soon as I can get my hands on the remote. When Angelica starts smiling and chattering, he won’t change it back.”

“I’m outnumbered in my own house,” Matt noted.

“You should hear Peter.” Dana chuckled. She wore her dark glasses to screen her sightless pale green gaze. The glasses were studded with diamond rhinestones, which went with the equally bedazzled American flag on her snug white T-shirt. The Army sergeant’s vision had been lost in Iraq, but not an ounce of her character and personality. Now she managed to tilt her head in a way that suggest rolled eyes. “It’s like listening to a one-sided WWE match in high volume. Who knew having a baby would solve a husband’s news-related Tourette’s syndrome?”

“Definitely consider it,” Rachel said, beaming and reaching over to squeeze her friend’s hand. “Baby’s are great for all sorts of things, not just that.”

“I’ve working on convincing her, Rachel.” Peter winked. His long legs were sprawled out under a coffee table. The former National Guard captain was wearing a beige T-shirt that stretched over his impressive physique and revealed the Don’t Tread On Me tattoo on his biceps. “She can’t resist my charm forever.”

“Otherwise known as his incessant nagging.” Dana snorted.

Matt waved a hand to calm the chatter and bring them back on topic.

“While we’re not doing the public event, I think we should contribute to the charity. It’s the NOLA Salvation Army chapter. For every question answered by a celebrity, sponsors donate a certain amount, like a marathon walk. For our private session, I propose we each kick in a generous amount for every question answered. Triple that for every question we decline to answer. Or get wrong, when we have to guess at a right answer.”

“Easy for you to say,” Lucas responded. “You and Savannah have known each other the longest.”

“Sounds like more money for the Salvation Army,” Matt said, unruffled. “Win-win. Janet will be keeping score. Savannah and I will put in $500 for every answered question.”

“We’ll match that,” Lucas agreed, Cass nodding with him. When similar amounts were offered by the others, Celeste beamed.

“That will be wonderful. Okay, are you all ready? More alcohol might be a good idea.”

“No fair getting us all liquored up.” Jon gave her a reproving look out of his midnight blue eyes, though his lips quirked. “It won’t work.”

“Not true. It would work,” Peter said. “I remember some pretty wild Central American poker games that were the result of too much alcohol. Correction: predating these wonderful women in our lives who have erased every memory of such times from our minds,” he added prudently, clasping Dana’s bare foot where she was curled up against him.

“I don’t know,” Ben drawled. “Didn’t you suck down an entire bottle of tequila from between that dancer’s tits–” He winced as Marcie elbowed him and Matt fired a handful of unshelled peanuts at him in admonition.

“First question,” Celeste said at Janet’s imperious nod.

Using a descriptive word that begins with the initial of your last name, let’s hear your wife describe your first date together?

“Oh, hell, that one’s way too easy for Marcie.” Dana chortled. “Soooo freaking easy. And literal, not metaphoric. Ben thinks taking a woman out for a nice dinner includes having the waiter going down on her underneath the linen tablecloth.”

“Not every woman. Just one particular one,” Ben said, reaching over Marcie to flick Dana’s ear.

“Hey, I’m not complaining.” Dana smacked at his hand, connecting solidly despite her not being able to see it. “I personally think that they should offer that service at every restaurant, including the McDonald’s drive-thru. OMG, can you imagine if Lucas had a tongue stud? Cass, you’d need to post a heart warning on his forehead…”

“Orgasmic,” Marcie answered Celeste’s question, with as straight a face as circumstances allowed. “Thanks to the fabulous tongue of our waiter Noah.”

“Hey, I orchestrated the whole thing,” Ben protested. “So I’m the one who deserves the thanks.”

“I could keep going with the rest of his name,” Marcie said, ignoring him. “O’Callahan. Next letter, C – cunnilingus, “a”…”

“Just the first letter,” Celeste said, grinning. “I really wish we could televise this instead of the one we’re going to do. This would be so much more fun. Dana?”

“Peter Winston…hmm.” Dana tapped her drink with a short nail. “I’d call our first date the first session at The Zone, wouldn’t you?”

“Yeah,” he agreed. He had his arm curved over the back of the sofa and she laid her cheek on it now, gazing up at him as if she could see him. “I’d count that.” When he brushed his lips over hers, he gave her decorative choker, adorned with his dog tags, a light tug, caressing her sternum beneath. The gesture let him run his fingertips lightly over the swell of her breasts. Not too immodest, but distractingly possessive and sensual.

Leland’s hand moved off the back of their own settee to slide along Celeste’s nape and caress, as if he were picking up on her reaction, and she was sure he was. She had to force herself to tune back in to Dana’s response.

“The guys had taken Peter to The Zone to decompress right before his deployment to Afghanistan. I was headed to Iraq the very next day. So Winston…W…. Wowsa? WTF? Where are my underwear?”

“I don’t think I ever took off that tiny thong you were wearing that night. I didn’t have any trouble getting past it, that I recall.”

“No you didn’t. You’re a very determined man.”

“Okay.” Celeste took a steadying breath. She and Leland had attended the after party for Ben and Marcie’s wedding, so everyone in this room except Janet and Max had been present when actual sex or BDSM sessions had been going on between all participants. Which meant they weren’t too worried about blatant sexual innuendo. She wasn’t objecting, but she was definitely jumping Leland in one of the seven bathrooms before this was over. “Savannah, um, how about Matt next?”

Matt’s wife, CEO of Tennyson industries and one of the few women on the Fortune 500 list, was the most reserved of all the K&A women, but her blue eyes lit with amusement at the question. “Our first thirty-eight dates, according to my husband, occurred in board rooms. What other people call meetings. But the night we were married, after a wonderful dinner, we took a ride on the beach on his quarter horse. We must have walked four or five miles along the coast, him holding me, the both of us watching the stars come out. He was so gentle, romantic. Kind. So I could say kind for the K in Kensington, but…” An impish look crossed her face, at odds with her normal serious demeanor. It gave Celeste a glimpse of Savannah’s playful side as she met Celeste’s gaze deliberately and spoke after a dramatic pause. “Knightly.”

Celeste laughed with the others. “Perfect.” Privately, she could totally imagine Matt Kensington in a knight’s armor, but it wouldn’t be shiny. It would be battered by a hundred combats, stained with blood. The man had a dangerous conqueror side. “Cass?”  She nodded toward Marcie’s older sister, Lucas Adler’s wife.

“Amazing? Awesome?” Lucas prompted her. Cass was stretched on a lounge chair in a swimsuit and sarong that made the most of her lush figure while Lucas had her bare feet in his lap, stroking them.  “Keep in mind, I can tickle you mercilessly here.”

“Your modesty is only exceeded by your patience for reality TV.” The corporate negotiator who’d raised five siblings pretty much on her own didn’t look fazed by the thread of tickle torture, though her eyes were full of love for her husband.

“Astonishing,” she decided. “That a man could have the utter balls to walk up to an armed woman on a motorcycle and talk her into oral sex without saying a word.”

“Lucas has far better uses for his tongue than talking,” Savannah said, pressing her lips against a smile, which she directed toward Matt when he tugged her hair.

“Rachel?” Celeste didn’t know if she’d deliberately waited to ask Jon’s wife the question last, but there was something about Rachel that often made her want to take extra care. It wasn’t that the woman acted fragile. She was a physical rehabilitator and a yoga instructor who had a comforting healing mojo vibe around her. But Celeste had a sense that Rachel’s road had been exceptionally rocky, perhaps because until recently she hadn’t had this support network. She sat at her Master and husband’s feet now, leaning against his knee, and wore his collar, a lovely creation of seed pearls and silver wire. Since she looked more content and serene every time Celeste saw her, Celeste thought her hesitation might have been overly protective.

“Jon Forte. Our first date was fortuitous. Fate.”

Jon bent and kissed her warmly, gripping her hair in a tender yet unmistakably possessive way. “Fortunate in all ways,” he said. “For me.”

Who is your spouse’s celebrity crush?

“Pass these around to the ladies.” Celeste handed out index cards. “I want you to write down who his celebrity crush is, and then we’ll see if you got it right.”

“This is a trap.” Ben chuckled. “You know we’re supposed to say the only woman we ever notice is our wives.”

“That’s a given,” Janet said pragmatically. “But if you need the caveat, then this is who you’d have fantasies about if you’d never met your wife. Which we know would be instantly replaced by fantasies of her the second you met.”

“I think that’s a time paradox,” Ben said, going over the wording and shooting a grin at Janet when she sent him a freezing look.

“And of course if your wife dies, she’d expect you to pine over her and never look at another woman,” Cass added, nudging Lucas. “Even a celebrity.”

“Another given,” he agreed with a smile.

There were a few minutes of scratching. When all of the women had looked up, Celeste proceeded. “Okay, reverse order this time. Jon, who’s your celebrity crush?”

Jon looked unexpectedly sheepish. “Are you taking a pass?” Celeste asked, nodding to Janet, whose pen was poised to mark the three-plus credit.

“No, he just can’t get it out, because it would ruin his supercool image. Which is an illusion, since we all know he’s a geek. It’s Gillian Andersen,” Peter supplied. “The X-Files chick with red hair. He had a real thing for her when he discovered Scully and Mulder.”

Rachel shrugged helplessly and lifted her card, which was blank. “I couldn’t think of anyone. You always make me feel like…there’s no one else.”

Jon folded up the blank card and tossed it away, then put his hands on her face and brushed his lips over hers once more. At his murmured “There isn’t,” against her lips, Celeste let out a windy sigh. “God, if you guys had done this for the official show, the viewers would have doubled their call-in pledges.”

“Yeah, thanks, Jon,” Matt said dryly. “How’re we going to follow that and still come out on top with our wives?”

Cass grinned. “Well, I’d point out the obvious, that you are ‘tops’, but…” She glanced down the lounge chair at her husband. “Okay, ‘fess up so I can show them how well I know you.”

“Scarlett Johannssen,” Lucas supplied.

Cass grinned and flipped up a card to show Scarlett J written on it. “He loves that part in Iron Man 2 when Robert Downey Jr. says I want one and Gwyneth Paltrow says, No.”

“Ben?” Celeste asked.

“He’s shy about his crush on Justin Bieber,” Peter advised. “Took him a long time to let go of that.”

“Yeah, like you don’t get a hard-on over Dwayne Johnson,” Ben retorted.

“Hey, I’ll take The Rock’s brawny ass over Justin’s any day.”

“Ben?” Celeste repeated, patiently. Janet nudged her.

“Now you understand what I deal with during board meetings,” the secretary said. “They’re like a bunch of toddlers overdosed on Smarties.”

She was sitting on the lounge chair next to Celeste. Max straddled the chair behind her, watching her scribble while he had a hand lightly on her hip, the other curled loosely around a beer. The limo driver, who had Peter’s brawny build and similar coloring with grey eyes and dark blond hair, looked amused at all of them. He didn’t talk much, but he always had a distracting presence, and not just because of that Navy SEAL fit body. He watched over Janet like the sun and moon combined, an appealing vibe to any woman with a pulse.

“Jessica Alba,” Ben said. “Gotta love those brown-eyed blondes.”

“She’s not a natural blonde,” Marcie said primly, though she lifted her card, showing she had the right answer.

“Peter?”

“That’s a tough one. I love women in all shapes and sizes,” the big man grunted.

“You love tits in all shapes and sizes,” his wife supplied helpfully. “You only love one woman. A woman who has an assault rifle and six handguns.”

“Very true. But will I earn points if I say my current celebrity crush is Zoe Saldana. A slim, hot woman of color who can kick ass?”

“Doesn’t sound a thing like Dana,” Ben mused. “Not sure how that’s going to earn you points—ow!” He jerked away as Dana found his leg and pinched it with sharp nails.

“Matt?” Celeste asked, choking on laughter.

“Grace Kelly.”

“Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana and Grace Kelly?” Celeste cast a glance around the room, noting the physical similarities between the men’s celebrity choices and the women they’d married. “I’m sensing a trend here. Jon, they may have figured out how to catch up with you.”

“The real question you should ask is who their crushes were BEFORE they met their wives,” Janet noted. “For Matt, I can vouch that it was always Grace Kelly. Her reserve and style intrigued him. But he’s also known Savannah for quite some time, as Lucas pointed out,” she added with a demure smile at her boss, though her dark eyes twinkled.

“Do you know who the others’ celebrity crushes were before then?” Celeste asked curiously, noting the wives looked similarly interested.

Janet gave Matt a droll look. “I assume it’s not classified information.”

“Would it stop you?” Lucas asked.

“Probably not in this case, because I think brutal honesty is important in every relationship. It’s for your own good. Dolly Parton for Peter.”

At the bark of laughter from his wife, Peter grimaced good-naturedly. “Like that’s a big surprise to any of you…”

“Lucas’s was Ellen Barkin in The Big Easy,” Janet continued, “For her very well-acted, ultra-sexy off camera oral sex scene. Ben’s was Jennifer Lopez, I think because he enjoyed envisioning what he could do to her backside, and Jon’s…” She pursed her lips. “No, nothing there. He truly is very singular in his tastes.”

Rachel beamed while the men made gagging noises at Jon.

**Join us tomorrow for another round of questions!**

 

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More about the Knights of the Board Room series: Five powerful corporate executives, five bonded males. Together they help each man find the woman of his dreams, even when it takes the sensual talents of all five to break through her shields and convince her that he’s the Master who can love her—body, heart, and soul.

Series link with free excerpts and blurbs: http://www.storywitch.com/series-kbr

Free vignettes revisiting the characters: www.storywitch.com/community

More about the author:

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids… She’s penned over forty acclaimed titles and six award-winning series, and been awarded the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Erotica. But she’s especially proud and humbled to have won the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful, widely diverse readership.

So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst – which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” She has earned a reputation for writing BDSM romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. She believes that’s because strong, compelling characters are the most important part of her books.

“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are captivating and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. That was the defining element of the romances I loved most and which shaped my own writing. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love – that’s the kind of story I love to write.”

Take the plunge with her, and don’t hesitate to let her know what you think of her work, good or bad. She thrives on feedback!

Website: www.storywitch.com

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Twitter: @JoeyWHill

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Aug 27

RELEASE WEEK BLITZ/EXCERPT/GIVEAWAY: Tough Love by Lori Foster

 

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lori Foster’s TOUGH LOVE! TOUGH LOVE is a Contemporary Romance and is a part of Lori Foster’s Ultimate Series, published by Harlequin HQN. Grab your copy today! And if you haven’t before, make sure you grab the other books in this fantastic series!

 

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Praise for TOUGH LOVE:

“Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary. Foster ably tosses out red herrings and also seamlessly lays the foundation for the next book in this series. This luscious tale will appeal to Foster’s legion of fans and attract new ones—even those who aren’t fans of professional fighting.”– Publishers Weekly

 

TOUGH LOVE Excerpt:

 

A hundred times Vanity had thought about this moment, about playing it cool, taking her time.

Being in charge.

Not likely, not now that she finally had Stack in her house, ready, willing, even anxious. He smelled so good, a little like smoke mixed with the chilly night and his own, delicious scent of macho man. She tunneled her fingers into his cool hair. In warmer weather the sun bleached his light brown hair into a dark blond. Now, though, after a recent trim for the wedding, most of the blond was gone. The wind and the fire had left the wavy strands mussed. She loved it.

She loved his incredible body even more.

While he kissed her, she drowned under the feel of him, so tall and strong with fluid muscles that shifted against her. She trailed her hands down to his hard shoulders, then over his strong chest.

Stack freed his mouth and drew her close, her head to his shoulder. One of his hands knotted in her hair, and she felt his heartbeat knocking hard against his ribs.

“Stack?”

“Give me a second.”

But…why? Levering back enough to see him, she started on the buttons to his dress shirt. When she had four of them free, she slipped her hand inside. Crisp body hair teased her palm; his skin was so hot, his chest solid.

“Hold up.” He caught her wrist and kept her still while he sucked in air. “Shower,” he said. “And your arm.”

“Take your clothes off.” She didn’t mind that idea at all. “Then we can shower.”

His rough, strained laugh made her smile.

“I like that.” He touched her mouth. “I like how your smile always twitches into place. One side kicks up first, then the other, almost like you’re trying not to smile but you can’t help yourself.”

An apt description, at least whenever she was around him. He made her happy. She loved talking with him, laughing with him, looking at him.

Loved getting closer to him.

Would love loving him if he’d give her half a chance.

All the fighters were focused on their careers, but Stack, more than the others, had always seemed disinterested in the possibility of a relationship.

And so she’d used underhanded tactics to get him onboard.

“Right here,” she told him, “right now, you could notice things other than my smile.”

Hands on her shoulders, he stepped her back. “Yeah, and I do, believe me.” With some space now between them, he trailed one fingertip over the neckline of her dress, dipping low between her breasts before dropping his hand. “Turn around.”

That husky command curled her toes. “What will you do?”

“Get you out of this dress.”

 

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TOUGH LOVE Synopsis:

She’s playing hard to get…to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?

 

TOUGH LOVE is part of the Ultimate series. Check out all the books in the Ultimate series today!

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Hard Knocks

No Limits

Holding Strong

Tough Love

Fighting Dirty

 

 

 

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Author PhotoAbout Lori Foster:

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

 

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Aug 27

COVER REVEAL/GIVEAWAY: Reckless Rendezvous by Eden Summers

 

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Synopsis
 
One kiss sends Leah Gorman’s life into a tailspin.
 
After years sacrificing herself for Reckless Beat, Leah needs to catch her breath. She has to escape the constant chaos and revive her frayed nerves. There’s no better place than Vegas and the memory of a heavily-inked man with talented hands to make her heart palpitate for reasons other than stress. 
 
Logan is exactly what she needs right now… Or is he? Her pleasure comes at a price, and she will be left to question every aspect of her life and what her future holds.
 
This novella starts straight after the events of Sultry Groove (Reckless Beat 4) and will lead you into the final book of the Reckless Beat series.
 



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Author Bio
 
 

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

 
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Other Books in the Reckless Beat Series
 
Blind Attraction 
Book 1
 
Passionate Addiction
Book 2
Reckless Weekend
Book 2.5
 
Undesired Lust
Book 3
Sultry Groove
Book 4
 
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Aug 26

NEW RELEASES

Here are some of the books that are releasing this week. Do any of them catch your interest? If so just click on the cover to learn more about it!

Megan

Aug 20

REVIEW & EXCERPT BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: Tough Love by Lori Foster

 

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Lori Foster’s TOUGH LOVE! TOUGH LOVE is the next novel in her Ultimate Series published by Harlequin HQN. This amazing book releases on August 25th! If you haven’t before, make sure you grab the other books in this fantastic series today!

 

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Excerpt Final

Oblivious, Tabby said, “Mom, did you know Stack brought a woman with him?”

That got both of his mother’s eyes open. She even lifted to one elbow. “What? Who?” She looked around. “Where is she?”

“In the waiting room with Phil. You should see her. She’s beautiful, built and really nice, too.”

“Stack,” his mother said, getting her first good look at him. “Are you in a tux?”

“Be right back.”

“I want to meet her!”

Stack didn’t reply. For a woman who only moments before had been incapacitated with a headache, his mother still knew how to issue orders. Urgency made his stride long and hurried as he went down the hall, past friendly nurses and a few worried visitors, all the way to the waiting room.

Vanity had her nose in a magazine.

And Phil, fucking Phil, was seated too close beside her, talking nonstop, fake laughing, schmoozing, doing his utmost to get her attention.

Vanity ignored him—just as she sometimes ignored Stack.

But this time, as she felt his stare and looked up, she immediately put the magazine aside. Smiling, she came to him, walking right into his arms. “Hey.” She squeezed him with comforting concern. “How’s your mom?”

In that moment, Stack felt a lot of things. Too many things, damn it. At either side of her head he threaded his fingers into her long hair, anchoring her for his kiss.

Out of deference for the hospital atmosphere, he kept it brief. “She’s okay. How are you holding up?”

“Me?” She laughed, looking not just gorgeous, but precious, too. Her hand rubbed his biceps. “I’m not the one who was hurt.”

That earned her another kiss before he lifted her arm and feathered his fingertips over the soft skin above the bandage. “It’s been one hell of a day. You haven’t had any sleep.”

“Neither have you.” That sweet, teasing smile twitched into place. In the barest of whispers, she said, “But at least I had two orgasms, so all in all, for me, it’s been a pretty good twenty-four hours.”

Urges rushed through Stack. The urge to hold her. To laugh with her. To use her to chase away the endless frustration he worked so hard to hide. To maybe confide in her about how badly he wanted to demolish Phil—and why.

To somehow claim her…for more than a quick taste.

In that moment it all became clear to him. Vanity tried to control things. But he needed that control, and once he had it he’d sway her to his way of thinking.

 

TOUGH LOVE Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule

August 17th

A girl and her books – Review

books chocolate and lipgloss – Review

An Aussie Girls WILD Book Addiction! – Excerpt

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

NightWolf Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Talk Books to Me – Review & Excerpt

August 18th

Romance Bytes – Excerpt

The Bookworms Obsession – Review

Indy Book Fairy – Excerpt

Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

Mythical Books – Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt

August 19th

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Best Book Boyfriends – Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Tome Tender – Review

Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt

I Heart YA Books – Excerpt
From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

August 20th

A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt

Riverina Romantics – Excerpt

Author Groupies – Review

Pages Abound – Review & Excerpt

2 Greek Girls Reading – Excerpt

BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt

Romancing the Readers – Excerpt

August 21st

grownupfangirl – Excerpt

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Life With Two Boys – Excerpt

stories and swag – Review

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

August 22nd

Books, Booze, and BDSM – Excerpt

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review

naughty Book Eden – Excerpt

The Book Review – Review & Excerpt

Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt

The Smut-Brarians – Review & Excerpt

Making it Happen – Review & Excerpt

August 23rd

Cruising Susan Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

YOLOFORALIVING – Review & Excerpt

mommas secret book obsession – Excerpt

Books and Warpaint – Review & Excerpt

August 24th

Will Read for Feels – Excerpt

Wild and Dirty Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Becky on Books – Excerpt

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

Vera is Reading – Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

BJ’s Reviews – Excerpt

August 25th

Naomi’s Reading Palace (Previously – Nomi’s Paranormal Palace) – Review

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

Alleskelle Blogs – Review & Excerpt

Boundless Book Reviews – Excerpt

Obsessed With Myshelf – Review

Books Like Breathing – Review

August 26th

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

Stormy Day Reading Books – Review & Excerpt

Between The Lines – Review

Sultry, Steamy Reading – Review

I Bookin’ Love To Read – Review & Excerpt

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review

BBF BookBoyfriends – Review & Excerpt

August 27th

KT Book reviews – Excerpt

PBC – Review

Kimmy Loves to Read – Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review

This Mom Loves Alphas – Excerpt

August 28th

Talking Books Blog – Excerpt

Fic Central – Review

Coast to Coast Book Besties – Review & Excerpt

Caroline Jane Reads – Excerpt

The Book rogue – Review

mignonmykel : reviews – Review & Excerpt

J&J’s Southern Spice Blog – Excerpt

August 29th

G&T Indie Café – Excerpt

My YA NA Book Obession – Review & Excerpt

Love, Laughter and Happily Ever Afters – Excerpt

alpha book club – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Moms’ Story Time – Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Review

Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt

August 30th

JB’s Book Obsession Blog – Excerpt

Books Need TLC – Review

Margie’s Must Reads – Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

Rock ‘n’ Romance – Excerpt

Books and Friendz – Review & Excerpt

Sexy Bibliophiles – Review

 

TOUGH LOVE is part of the Ultimate series. Check out all the books in the Ultimate series today!

Ultimate Novels- cover banner

Hard Knocks

No Limits

Holding Strong

Tough Love

Fighting Dirty

 

 

About TOUGH LOVE:

She’s playing hard to get…to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?

 

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Praise for TOUGH LOVE:

“Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary. Foster ably tosses out red herrings and also seamlessly lays the foundation for the next book in this series. This luscious tale will appeal to Foster’s legion of fans and attract new ones—even those who aren’t fans of professional fighting.”– Publishers Weekly

 

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About Lori Foster:

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

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Aug 16

SUNDAY SWAG GIVEAWAY: Maya Rodale

Sunday Swag Post

Welcome to Sunday Swag! I absolutely love swag. I think it’s the perfect thing to collect. You can have a whole bunch and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. One day it occurred to me that a lot of people might have the same feelings about swag as I do. That’s when the idea of a Sunday Swag feature came to me. I could both show off my love of swag and give some away! Plus, it’s a great way of spreading the word about all the fabulous authors out there!

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This week I’m spreading the word about Maya Rodale!

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Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post,Bustle.com and more. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

Maya speaks about romance novels and teach workshops on how to write them. Contact her about visiting your group.

Maya also write regularly about the romance genre and women’s issues. Check out a list of her published clips.

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Megan

Aug 13

RELEASE WEEK BLITZ: Consumed by You by Lauren Blakely

 

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We are completely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lauren Blakely’s CONSUMED BY YOU! CONSUMED BY YOU is the third standalone novel from Lauren’s New York Times bestselling Romance Series, Fighting Fire! This passionate, high-heat fireman romance series is a three-book series about sexy fireman and the women they love and is being published through Entangled Brazen. Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories –one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And CONSUMED BY YOU is absolutely no different! CONSUMED BY YOU is the next book in the red-hot Fighting Fire Series and is Travis and Cara’s sexy love story.

 

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Praise for CONSUMED BY YOU:

A seductive tale of bets and propositions that will ignite your senses and warm your heart.” – Patricia at A Literary Perusal

“This book was amazing!! Cara and Travis are awesome together! They can go from friendly joking to smoldering lovers in the blink of an eye. A 5-Star Read!” – Book Lovers Obsession

“I totally loved Consumed by You. It was an amazing book about second chances, about finding and fighting for what you want in life, about sexy deals and, of course, about how easy is to fall in love with a firefighter as awesome as Travis Jansen, my new addition to the book boyfriend collection.” – Angelica at Collector of Book Boyfriends

The intensity that flows between Travis and Cara not only consumes them, but the reader as well.” – Liz’s Reading Life

 

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ABOUT CONSUMED BY YOU:

A sexy romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’s playing with fire…

Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing about her sexy-as-hell client, firefighter Travis Jansen, is getting in the way. Her only option? Get the confirmed bachelor out of her system-in every position possible-so she can settle down with Mr. Right. Starting right now.

Travis doesn’t do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance. Until Cara goes and changes the game. She’ll fulfill all of his fantasies if he agrees to walk away when it’s over. But when the wildfire between them blazes out of control, it will consume everything-and everyone-in its path….

CONSUMED BY YOU is a full-length, standalone romance novel that follows Travis and Cara’s scorching story.

 

 

And don’t miss the first two titles in the Fighting Fire series!

Burn For Me

BURN FOR ME

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MELT FOR HIM

 

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Author PhotoAbout Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and thirteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. This summer she’ll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

 

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Aug 12

REVIEW: Ascension by Caris Roane

Ascension

(Guardians of Ascension #1)

by: Caris Roane

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3.5 HEARTS
3-5 Hearts

From Goodreads

Vampire. Warrior. Legend. Lover.

Discover a secret, sensual world of winged vampire warriors and the women they crave—in an epic battle between unearthly longing and immortal love…

On The Wings Of Desire

Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: “I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me.”

In The Heat Of Passion

Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman’s love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.

My Review Final

Alison is a woman who is about to undergo a life-changing event to top them all. She is trying to get her plans in place when one chance encounter sends everything spiraling out of control. She soon discovers she is not the only one with unexplainable abilities.

But Kerrick isn’t any better. Discovering who Alison was only made his situation more complicated. More than it already was, anyway. It’s his job to protect her, but there is something about her that he can’t seem to escape.

Alison is a woman who is just trying to live her life as normally as she can. Afraid of what she can do, she just wants to get away and figure things out. She is a strong woman, but she is also vulnerable, which I like. It made how she handled what she can do more believable. She panicked, but she adapted. It showed she was capable of great things, but she wasn’t going to accept it like pie. She was incredibly powerful and intelligent. She understood what she had to do and she did her best to do it. She tried to figure out the world she was dropped into and do her part. Her attraction to Kerrick was good, it moved well but wasn’t instantaneous. It was a kind of tug-of-war between them that built to something unheard of and envied. They gave in to a destiny greater than they ever imagined and found acceptance and healing in each other.

Kerrick wants nothing to do with Alison. He’s fine kicking ass and taking names. Very much the warrior he has been honed to be. He knows his job and does it well. He’s strong and loyal. Always doing what is expected of him, even though he may argue about it. He was devoted to his cause and was willing to sacrifice anything for it. But Alison is central to this cause, so he protected her. The more time they spent together, the harder it was to deny what is between them. Separate that are powerful. Together, they are unstoppable. But the love they have goes beyond anything that may get in their way.

I loved the world building in this book. I just wish the character and story had stood out more to me. Also, the concept of what Kerrick is, although intriguing, I don’t think fully worked. It seemed a little too hodge-podge, even for me. However, overall it was a good read.

 

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4 FLAMES
4 Flames

Alyssa (2)

Aug 11

NEW RELEASES

Here’s some of this week’s releases? Any of them strike your fancy?
Just click on the book to learn more about it.

 

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