Sunday, December 14, 2014

Guest Blog: Lisa Carlisle's Dark Muse

I'd like to welcome Lisa Carlisle to the blog today! She's celebrating the release of her latest book, Dark Muse, part of the Chateau Seductions Series! She's offering us a delicious excerpt!

Blurb:


It takes time before Gina Meiro warms up to people and her shyness is often misunderstood. She hasn’t had to worry about meeting new people at a remote art colony until a new resident arrives—a rock guitarist more suited for a billboard. Her carefree days of painting at the medieval-styled castle on a remote New England island are shattered when she stumbles right into his welcome gathering.

After a falling out with his band, Dante Riani wants nothing more at Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island than solitude to work on new songs. When a shy young painter asks to paint him at sunset, he’s tempted by the opportunity to be alone with her.

Someone at the colony claims to know what Dante is and asks for his help. Dante fears his plans are coming undone, especially as grows more drawn to Gina. Her scent and vulnerability are too difficult to resist. But he must stay away from her—she would never understand his secret.


Excerpt:



     Gina bit her lip, building up the courage to speak her mind. “Actually, I was thinking something,” she confessed.

     “Go on.”

     “It may sound weird, and feel free to say no if it is.”

     Dante’s eyes widened. “Something kinky?” he teased.

     “No,” she swatted his arm. “Nothing like that.”

     “How disappointing. So what’s on your mind?”

     “I noticed you when I was inside the castle.” She left out the part about how long and how many days she had done this. “The silhouette of you playing guitar against the sunset is a perfect juxtaposition. Dark against light. The color contrast. The musician playing into the sunset. Brilliant.”

     “Hmm.” He cocked an eyebrow. “I’m wondering where this is going.”

   “Would you mind if I painted you one day?”

     A smile crept from the corner of his decadent lips. “You don’t paint people often.”

     She raised her chin. “I make exceptions when I see something worth painting.” Was she flirting? Time to shut the hell up. Heat rose in from her chest up to her cheeks. Always one to throw an awkward statement, she added, “Nobody would have to know it was you,” she added. “I’d hide your face.”

      “You don’t like my face?” The hint of a smile developed into a full blown smirk.

     “No!” She protested. “I do.” Shut up, Gina. You’re making it worse. “I meant for your privacy.”

     “So you do like my face?” He grinned.

     “I’m a p-painter,” she stammered. “I’m looking at this strictly as an artist not letting an opportunity slip her by.”

     “So it’s for art, eh?” His eyes twinkled with amusement.

      She nodded. This was a better move than trying to speak.

     “I’ll think about it. Had plenty of photo shoots with the band, but never a painting. That’s kind of cool.” He stood up, picked up his guitar, and took a few steps toward the castle. Then he stopped and turned back. “I’d be careful about watching me too closely.”

     “Why?” She smiled to match the sassy tone in her voice.

     The smirk that had lingered on his face dropped away, replaced by a serious expression. “You might not like what you see.”



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About Lisa Carlisle:

Lisa Carlisle is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance and suspense. She loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent, caring heroines. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All Romance Ebooks. When she was younger, she worked at a variety of jobs in various countries. She backpacked alone through Europe and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. and draws on her travels for inspiration for settings. Lisa also owned a bookstore for a few years as she loves to read. She’s now married with two kids, has a cat and many fish.


Connect with Lisa:


Website: http://www.lisacarlislebooks.com 


Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaCBooks - @lisacbooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6463824.Lisa_Carlisle
Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Carlisle/e/B009C7T8L4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1413555884&sr=8-2-ent


Thank you for stopping by, Lisa!
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Guest Blog: The Best Man by Adriana Kraft #giveaway

I'd like to welcome Adriana Kraft to the blog. She's celebrating the re-release of The Best Man. Be sure to check out the other blogs part of Adriana's tour with Bippity Boppity Book Tours.





BLURB:

Bad boy meets bad girl. Is there anything more?

Passionate, hardworking and every inch a businesswoman, Chicago realtor Kitty Paige likes her sex raw and edgy, and sees no reason to limit herself to just one man. Never married and not quite forty, the striking blonde has successfully raised her daughter, Susan, and is already pushing her new-found freedom to the limits.

Wealthy commodities middle-man and race horse owner Jared Jacobs is father of the best man at Susan’s wedding. He is smitten by the vision in yellow who exudes sex as she escorts her daughter down the aisle. Also single, the handsome mustached California ranch owner with mischievous eyes views his sex life as a series of splendid love affairs, and sets out to make Kitty next on the list.

Together and apart, their chemistry is explosive, and their sparkling repartee and steamy sex catch both partners by surprise. Jared is first to recognize he’s fallen in love. When Kitty panics, can Jared finesse his every move and reel her in?

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“That tickles,” Kitty squealed, clearly not trying at all to hide her broad smile.
“I thought it might,” Jared said, letting the fringe of the long yellow Thai silk scarf draped around her neck graze the taut nipple of one breast.
“Don’t ignore the other one.”
“I don’t intend to.” He let the scarf dip in her cleavage. He laughed when her eyes rounded, then he let the sash rest against the other breast before dragging it up and over the hard nipple.
“Torture,” Kitty purred. “But sweet torture.”
He nodded. Slowly, he dragged the end of the scarf down the centerline of her chest and belly, pausing to tease her belly button before proceeding lower. Kitty gulped for air as he brushed and re-brushed the sensitive line between her navel and the apex of her pubis. He smiled when he heard her soft moans and watched her labia swelling, expanding and opening just enough to provide him with a pinkish view.
She was primed, but not as primed as he wanted her.

Piqued your interest? You can read the rest of this steamy scarf scene at the following link:
The Best Man Copyright © 2014 by Adriana Kraft used with permission of author 

Book info and Buy Links:

Title:  The Best Man
Series & Number:  Stand Alone
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Heat Level (sweet to erotic): erotic
Author:  Adriana Kraft
Pages or Word Count: 260 Pgs.
Publisher: B&B Publishing
Publish Date:  24 May 2013 *this is a re-release for wide availability at eRetail sites
Link to title on GoodreadsGoodReads
Purchase Links

Amazon | AllRomance |B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords



Author Bio:
Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married pair of baby-boomers who believe that good sex is meant to be enjoyed. We write in two genres: erotic romance for two, three, or more, and sizzling romantic suspense. Our romantic pairings include straight m/f, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings.

We especially write for couples (married or otherwise, straight or LGBTQ). We craft scenes that appeal to both genders, scenes that invite fantasizing, scenes that can be part of foreplay, scenes that lead to one of our favorite lines from a reviewer of Colors of the Night, our very first published book: “The reader will no doubt want either a partner or a bucket of toys close at hand.”

We blog about erotic fiction and also feature a Stay Sexy column focused on keeping vibrant, healthy, excited and sexy across the life cycle. Whether we're crafting erotic fiction, sharing health tips, reviewing books, movies, and toys, or talking about our personal experiences, we hope to inspire our readers to live life to the fullest, embrace their sexuality, and do what is within their power to maintain healthy bodies and minds.

We invite you to stop by our Website, browse our Blog, and sample a taste of our world, “filled with warmth, blazing hot sex, well-developed characters…not for the faint of heart.” (Romance Junkies). 



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Giveaway: 
Open to everyone -21 and up.
Grand Prize: $10 Gift Card to Amazon or AllRomance with an eBook copy of choice from Adriana Kraft’s backlist.
TWO second prize winners will get an eBook copy of choice from Adriana Kraft’s backlist.

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Thank you so much for stopping by Adriana!

Happy Reading!