Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fondled & Gobbled: Going Back For Seconds

Book Spotlight
Fondled & Gobbled: Going Back For Seconds
Fondled & Gobbled is an erotic spoof by 9 Ellora's Cave authors. The first book in this series is Fondled & Gobbled: Someone had to do it which is now available at Ellora's Cave and Amazon.
How did this spoof get started? Nine authors met at Ellora's Cave Romanticon 2012, and a writing and support group was formed: the Cabal of Hotness. We decided it would be fun to do a series of erotic spoofs, and after pitching the idea to Ellora's Cave, Fondled and Gobbled was born. Look for more volumes coming soon!
Blurb:The virgin whose carefully planned hymen removal doesn’t work out the way all the romance novels told her it would. A busty broad doing what she can to get over her penis anxiety—assisted by a cadre of male strippers. A not-so-bright (and not so “big”) alien who comes to claim his life mate, and the Earth girl who wants to be claimed at all costs. A cursed, mute shapeshifter who needs to pop his cherry with his unsuspecting fated mate.
If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.
Sasha Devlin’s A Special Brand of Lovin’:
Heather tried to remain contact with his marauding mouth and still keep her dress at a respectable level. The tug of war would have been laughable if she wasn’t so mortified. He was skipping steps though she could admit she didn’t want the damned slimy oysters.

A.M. Griffin’s Mate’s Desire:
Man’Darin doesn’t seem to notice my efforts. His grin is wicked and I find I like it. He chuckles low in his throat and rubs his hands together. “Time to eat.”
The combination of his smile, his red eyes and the yellow hue of his teeth suddenly creates an unknown reaction in me. I stop breathing.
Eat or eat me?

Amy Ruttan’s Wild Wolf at Midnight:
If he removed them now my imperfections would erupt from the confines of my undies like a tsunami of my pasty white skin.
And that was not flattering or sexy in the least.
“Fuck,” I cursed. I leaned over to protect my secret and headbutted Wulfe, hard, in the junk.

Cristal Ryder’s Keep‘m Coming:
Steve and Nick prowled up to her and she swore she could hear them growl low in their throats. Ravyn purred and stared back at them, her dark hair falling over her face. She began to tremble and the closer they got to her the more she shook with anticipation. Within seconds she was meat in a man sandwich.

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About the authors:
A. M. Griffin: is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies. She has multi-publications in other genres under a different pen name.
Amy Rutan: discovered her love of the written word when she realized that she could no longer act out the fantastical romances in her head with her dolls. Writing
about delicious heroes was much more fun than playing with plastic men dolls
with the inevitable flesh-colored tighty-whities.
She loves history, the paranormal, and will spew out historical facts like a volcano, much to her dearest hubby's chagrin.
When she's not thinking about the next sensual romp, she's chasing after two rug rats and reading anything spicy she can get her hands on.
Sasha Devlin: discovered erotic romance a few years ago and has been addicted ever
since. Her first read was an Ellora’s Cave title (The Changeling if you’re
keeping count) and she was blown away. Here were the stories she’d been
imagining but not finding anywhere. She’s thrilled to have found a home for the
stories that were cluttering up her head.
Though she spends her days elbows-deep in computers, Sasha’s mind is never far from some creative endeavor. If she’s not writing or reading, she’s knitting or singing (albeit poorly). No matter what she’s doing, she loves email! Feel free to contact her.
Cristal Rider: An expressionist through words and art from a young age, Cristal read her first romance at age twelve. Taylor Caldwell introduced her to passion and romance that fuelled a craving to read anything she could get her hands on. Reading long into the night until her father shouted for her to turn off the light.
Cristal wrote her first story at fifteen and spent many hours escaping into worlds she created on the walk to and from high school. Now, ready to experience all life has to offer, Cristal tempts her readers and takes them on journeys of passion to vivid locations with squirm-in-your-seat plots. The combination of artistic talent with her gift for the written word helps Cristal bring to life the characters and stories she weaves.
Cristal lives in a small Canadian town, is a single mom of two college-aged sons and, yes, they do fly home after their initial excitement of leaving the nest! Along with her writing, Cristal works full time in the law enforcement field, loves horses, the outdoors and will jet off at any given opportunity to see the world. Cristal is multi-published and excited to be an Ellora’s Cave author.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

EBook Indie Covers

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After six years of freelance graphic design work – designing CD covers, book covers, pamphlets, banners

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for independent authors. She wants all Indie authors to be able to have the same quality book covers that

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The focus is on ebook covers but Melody also offers a few other services to ensure all needs are covered:

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend Menage: Cara Carnes

Cara Carnes- Weekend Menage
Available now from Ellora's Cave
Genre: Erotic Romance, Menage - M/F/M

One night of controlled passion is all she allows.
Rebecca Ann Majors fled the temptation of a ménage once, but now the two sexy men starring in her wildest fantasy are back and demanding her complete surrender for the weekend. Emboldened by lust, she succumbs to her desire and learns ecstasy has a price.
They demand everything she has and more.

Joe Davenport and Dillan Morrisey were used to handling any situation—including the sexy siren who’d sashayed out of their lives two years ago. This time she’ll quench their lust even if it means they have to share her.

When Sunday morning dawns the three must decide if one weekend was enough to sate the passion they shared.

Enjoy the author's interview of her character Rebecca!

Cara: Thanks for sitting down with me and talking about the book and, more importantly, the guys.

Rebecca: *shifts in her chair and tugs on her blouse*. Thanks for writing it for us. You certainly went into a lot more intimate detail than I expected. I don’t remember telling you half of that stuff. It’s rather mortifying to know your readers will know what we… *she clears her throat* I can see I have to discuss boundaries with a couple of men in my life.

Cara: What can I say? The guys had a lot of input in that regard.

Rebecca: Clearly. Neither of them have a filter in their heads apparently. Just because we engage in public relations doesn’t mean we have to be so brazen about sharing it with everyone.

Cara: Can you tell us a little bit about the relationship between you and your brother? I know when I first heard of how you met Dillan and Joe it surprised me most to see that you’d agree to take your brother’s friends in like that.

Rebecca: Family does what must be done for family. Andy would do whatever I needed without question. I’m not about to shirk my sisterly duties. *Rebecca shrugs* What can I say? My brother is a geek deep down. Most of his friends are harmless gamers.

Cara: But not Dillan and Joe. What does he think about the relationship you have with the two of them?

Rebecca: They aren’t into the same games as Andy’s other friends. *shakes her head and a tinge of pink appears in her cheeks* Andy was pretty surprised when they told him. But he loves me and he likes them.

Cara:  You were pretty dead set against relationships before Dillan and Joe came along. What did they do that changed your mind?

Rebecca: *sighs* They made me feel beautiful. Treasured. When I’m around them, I never have any hesitation in sharing what I want or feel. My desires matter. I matter.

Cara:  It sounds as though we all need a Joe and Dillan in our lives.

Rebecca: Sorry, I don’t share. It’s been hard enough getting quiet time with them. They’re still working at whatever the hell they do that’s top secret. They’re resettling here in Austin but it’s going to take some time to get them situated into less risky and secretive work. I have to admit I’ll sleep a lot better when they’re here every night where they belong.

Cara: How do the sleeping arrangements work anyway? I’m sure some readers are curious.

Rebecca: I have a big bed. They guys aren’t shy. They’ve been through a lot together so sharing a bed with me isn’t a problem for them. Thank God. I’d hate to have to choose between them each night.

Cara: So I heard you have a nickname from your childhood years they guys use with you sometimes?

Rebecca: *gasps* Do. Not. Say. It.

Cara: *chuckles* You don’t like Raggedy Ann?
Rebecca: *closes her eyes and takes a deep breath* If you had a brother named Andy and your middle name is Ann, you wouldn’t appreciate it very much either. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some men to talk to about over sharing.


She flopped out of bed in a display of anger no one could see. Assuming they were still stuck on the mile-long stretch of hotels by the airport she’d have a good forty minutes to find pillows, blankets and sheets. The sofa supposedly made into a bed, but she doubted it was designed for normal humans to find comfortable.
Not. Her. Problem.
“I hope they don’t mind sharing a queen-sized foldout.”
Her brother chuckled. “They’ve shared smaller.”
Great. Now she’d have images of the two geeks mugging down because they were probably gay. “They here for the parade then?”
“What?” Her brother paused for a moment and then busted out with a fit of laughter. “They aren’t gay, sis.”
“Yeah. Sure.”
“You’ll see soon enough. But listen, seriously, I owe you big time for this.”
There he went getting all serious and shit just when she’d spiked her pissed meter to a good level. She padded into the living room and trudged to the small hallway closet.
“Just let me know if they give you a hard time and I’ll kick their asses. Somehow.”
“I think I can handle a couple of geeks.” He chuckled and a sense of unease settled into the back of her brain, waiting for the sleepy haze to clear. Something about that sound made her question her assumptions. Then his last word thundered through her. Somehow.
“Wait. Who’s coming over here, Andy? I know most of your friends. There aren’t that many you couldn’t knock six ways to Sunday.”
Two specific names rammed her defenses and shattered her into a puddle of wanton hope. Dear God, if they showed up here she’d jump them. Heaven help them both because she’d walked away from them once a couple of years ago.
A one-night stand with her brother’s friends wasn’t a good idea, and she never allowed a man more time with her than that. She’d learned her lesson a couple of times over. Give a man your heart and he’ll fillet it while you watch. Then leave you a dry husk of what you were.
Not that she was bitter. Or jaded.
Okay, she was both but she had good reason to be cautious and those two men had been way too tempting and determined.
They’d been drunk. The offer had become her most frequented sex dream. The what if I’d become the innocent in their sin sandwich?
She jumped when the doorbell sounded.
“That’s probably Joe and Dillan.”
Oh freaking mother of all that was screwed up. It was them.

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bound at the Ball: Lea Barrymire

Lea Barrymire- Bound at the Ball

Available now from Siren BookStrand
Genre: Erotic Romance, Science/Futuristic

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Rella Cinder was born to the submissive race on her planet and has finally reached the age of maturity. She has hated her nature since birth and has fought her submissiveness. As the youngest of four sisters, she’s watched the others go off and look for mates. This time she’s forced to comply with the government’s edicts, which includes attending the Unity Ball and taking a mate from the warrior species. What she doesn’t know is that she has already caught the eye of a warrior before stepping foot into the Ball.

Warrior Sabar T'Brun is ready to take a mate but doesn’t want a weak female. He sees what he craves in the willful Rella during her Initiation Ceremony. Her sweet submission and soft cries of passion are exactly what he wants in a mate.

Can they find each other before the Unity Ball ends? Or will someone else claim her?

Excerpt - Rated R
“You taste so sinfully sensual, my little Rella. Let’s continue. How did my hand on you feel?”

He kept asking questions she didn’t want to answer. She huffed and then tried to cover up her irritation before he saw it. He might approve of her answers, but that didn’t mean he’d allow her to be disrespectful. She schooled her face to the blank mask she always wore and answered him. “It felt good, Master Sabar.”

He shook his head. “Not good enough. I want to know what your body felt like. What did you want when I pulled my hand away?”

“I didn’t want you to stop. I can still feel the fire your touch created,” she answered grudgingly.

“That’s the type of answer I want. Thank you. I didn’t want to stop either, but if I didn’t, you’d be naked and spread out under me.” He growled his words against her temple just before kissing her hair.

Those words sparked a need so deeply in her that she shied away from the intensity. Somehow she’d ignored the possibility that they could have sex. The thought of having this male above her, invading her body and space should have terrified her, but it did nothing but stoke the already molten puddle of heat in her belly. A gush of warmth flooded her pussy. She wiggled on his lap and gasped when she felt the beads of her belt move against her clit. She’d forgotten about them, and the reminder that she was mostly naked caused another flood of moist heat to coat her cunt.

“Gods, I can feel your honey coating my leg. You like the idea of my fucking you?”

She gasped at the raunchy term but couldn’t stop herself from nodding. Yes, she absolutely liked the idea. She didn’t know exactly what she wanted him to do, but she wanted something more. Her training had included some instruction in sexual behavior. She knew what sex was, what the positions were for mating, understood what some males enjoyed. Those lessons didn’t translate well into real life. No one had explained how her body would mutiny and desire a man more than her brain did.

“For your reward I think you need to straddle my legs.” His voice dragged her from her introspection. With a show of muscular strength he picked her up by her waist, turned her to face him and placed her gently over his legs. Her arms were still bound behind her back and the new position took more movement away from her as he widened his knees until her legs were opened. A glance down showed that her shaved nether region was completely open, visibly on display. A rush of warm wetness between her pussy lips made her blush.
“Hmm, you like being open to me, don’t you? This is an amazing view and I’m not sure I will ever want to see you clothed. I’m going to touch you and kiss you as your reward. You can’t stop me. Don’t struggle.” He leaned forward and whispered the last few words, warm breath feathering over her cheek.

About Lea Barrymire

Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rugrats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She’s slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life’s adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn’t reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Grammar Goggles

Today I'm featuring Grammar Goggles!

Grammar Goggles is ran by author/editor Anya Richards. Her editing services is one that I have used and support.

Grammar Goggles
That All-Important Second Look

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Whether just starting out or an experienced author, looking to break into a new market or planning to self-publish, Grammar Goggles can help you polish your manuscript and take it to the next level.

My main focus is on grammar and line editing but my rates also include low-level content editing, where I make note of any questions regarding continuity, pacing and story line. These services are built into the charge since I know, from experience, I can't see problems in those areas without making mention of them.

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