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Guest Blogger: Miranda Baker (Contest)
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

NaNo Day 7:
SS-2—0 words (vacation)

Psychic Sex

I believe in magic, ESP and unseen forces. I love paranormal romance, super hero movies, Harry Potter books and Tolkien. I always wanted to impress one of Anne MacCaffrey’s queen dragons, and I’m still hoping that one day I’ll wake up and have super powers.

Even with my love of lore, I’m not sure how Crystal, the heroine of Hook Up, ended up being psychic. I think she started out as a smartass know-it-all, and I decided to validate her ability to put her friends on the spot. Crystal went through hell after a one-night stand left her with empathic abilities, but her friends think it’s a nifty power to have. She always knows how people feel about her. Her gift enabled her to start a successful sensual psychic business. When things begin to go south in a relationship, she can bail before it gets messy. Sounds pretty cool, huh?

I have to admit there have been several moments in my life that would have been easier with some emotional intel. For example, I broke up with an actor when I was in my twenties. He was devastated. Riiiiight…In hindsight, I think he was enjoying playing the break up scene. I was sobbing. He was shouting. What a power trip for him! If I could have sensed his true emotions, I bet I would have played that scene differently. I would have gotten up off my knees and gone out for a celebratory drink!

And then there were all those first-times in bed when I wondered am I doing this right? Oh, to be Crystal then! I wouldn’t have had to wonder if my partner was having a good time. I’d have known! High school romance would have been easier, too. I remember the first time I got the it’s not you, it’s me spiel. If I were an empath, I would have known he was lying. I would have known it was me. The truth hurts, but it’s more humane than complicated emotional half-lies. If I remember correctly, I spent at least another year hoping I could change him. Alas, it never happened, and yes, I occasionally stalk him on Facebook! *snort*

However, you know what I really love about paranormal romances? The hot sex. When characters connect on a physical and a psychic level, the sex is off the charts. In Hook Up, the sex blew Crystal’s mind—literally. When they reconnect, it’s even hotter. I’ve been lucky enough to have moments with my husband that felt supernatural, and I fully expect our connection to get even hotter when my psychic powers come in. What about you? Have you always wanted to be a witch? A shifter? Vampire? Do you want to fly? Do you wish you could read minds? What’s your favorite super power? Or are you just in it for the psychic sex? Do you have a paranormal author who blew your mind? I’d love to have a rec for my TBR pile! Leave a comment and I’ll put your name in the sorting hat to win a Hook Up Survival Kit.

The Hook Up Kit includes:

Orchid temporary tattoo (just likeCrystal’s!)
Mini Magic 8-Ball (to check the auspices for a hook up)
E-copy of Bottoms Up, the first book in the Come Again series (because I can’t actually hook you up, but I can offer you a few hours of reading pleasure. If you already have it, you can re-gift it!)
Two STUDDED condoms (Safety first! In Hook Up, Ryan buys condoms at Come Again and discovers there is more to life than ribbed.)
Romance Trading Cards for Bottoms Up and Solo Play (because I love e-books, but I do miss actual book covers!)

A blast from the past can be hell on the heart.

“Spend the night with me, Crystal.”

One college hook-up with Ryan Anderson ripped Crystal LaRusso’s emotions wide open and hot-wired her to the world around her. After gaining control of her new abilities, she rebuilt her life and started a business as a sensual psychic. She’s bold, fearless and, admittedly, a little freaky. Black leather, exotic makeup and a reputation for only dating women keeps the world at a necessary distance—distance she can’t maintain when Ryan reappears in her life.

Ryan has spent the last ten years wondering what went wrong between them, and now that she’s back in his life,Crystalhas a lot of explaining to do. The chemistry is just as potent as it was ten years ago, so why does she keep running away? One night won’t be enough to satisfy Ryan’s need for her, but it might take the edge off. At the very least, he can ask her why she broke his heart—and this time he’s not leaving without an answer.

Product Warnings: This book contains an unforgettable one-night stand, a heroine with a taste for beautiful women, a quest that begins in a sex shop and ends in a sex club, and enough mind-blowing psychic sex to change one lucky man’s life forever.A Hook Up excerpt can be found here and Hook Up can be purchased wherever naughty books are sold!

About Miranda Baker

It makes me chuckle to think about all the romantic short stories I wrote in my rather too literary creative writing classes in college. If only one of my professors had steered me toward popular fiction! On the other hand, if I had discovered my calling back then, I wouldn’t have gone to culinary school, I wouldn’t have met my husband, we wouldn’t have had three children and I wouldn’t have turned to erotic romance to get my mojo back during all this hair-raising kid raising. To learn more about me, please visit:

My den of iniquity: http://www.mirandabaker.com
My home away from home: https://www.facebook.com/MirandaBakerfans
Or my favorite hangout: https://twitter.com/Miranda_Baker

Delilah, I know you understand the appeal of writing hot paranormals. Thanks so much for having me on your blog today! And thank YOU for stopping by—please comment to enter the Hook Up Survival Kit giveaway, and let’s talk sexy super powers!

12 comments to “Guest Blogger: Miranda Baker (Contest)”

  1. Jody
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 6:18 am · Link

    Hey, I would really love to win this pack especially the book as I am a new reader of Miranda Baker. god I love discovering new authors. :-P :-D



  2. Beckey
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 6:31 am · Link

    May be a shifter or a witch
    Nope on the flying part but yup on reading minds as long as like a light switch where you can turn it off and on…
    Not interested the super powers or the psychic sex
    My recommend authors would be
    Nina Pierce
    Jennifer Ashley
    Carrie Ann
    Terry Spears

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

    Email Following



  3. Beckey
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 6:41 am · Link

    oh and Judy Mays…



  4. Susan W.
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 7:41 am · Link

    Being a shifter sounds good to me. Especially a big cat! A few of my favorite paranormal authors is Dana Marie Bell, Shelly Laurenston, Carrie Ann Ryan, Stephanie Julian, Marie Harte. Oh I have other favorites too! Thanks for the giveaway!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net



  5. Miranda Baker
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 8:20 am · Link

    I’ve always wanted to be super strong. I have a new paranormal series coming out in January (superpowered kink!) and one of the characters is impervious to pain. That would be cool. It would definitely cut down on the backaches from hunching over a computer all day! And I’m psyched because Thea Harrison’s latest book in the Elder Races series just came out. Talk about psychic sex! The Djinn sex in the Djinn book was AWESOME!



  6. Michele H
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    I’d like to be able to read minds and/or be invisible. That could prove to be very interesting… I’ve been reading Elisabeth Naughton, Melissa Mayhue and Felicity Heaton recently. Best of luck to you!!



  7. ELF
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm · Link

    I have always been fascinated by shifters…and I adore Thea Harrison’s books as well as Eileen Wilks’ and Patricia Briggs’. Both “Lord’s Fall” and “Mortal Ties” only added to my love of these authors! Thanks for sharing your intriguing blurb and good luck with the new release!



  8. Stacy Wilson
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      · November 7th, 2012 at 11:10 pm · Link

    I have always loved loved loved shifters!! So, I’d be one! :p And I would love to be able to read minds.

    Authors….

    Lora Leigh
    Tymber Dalton
    Delilah Devlin
    Gena Showalter
    Angela Knight
    Christine Warren

    Just to name a few!

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com



  9. June
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      · November 8th, 2012 at 2:57 am · Link

    I have to tell you all, if you have not read Miranda’s books, you need to NOW! I am reading HOOK UP right now (I am limiting myself to reading it on my treadmill so that I will WANT to exercise, lol). I have waited so long for this 3rd book of the Come Again series that I am trying to make it last :)

    I guess the first paranormal author that had a twist that I love is Lynsay Sands. Her vampires have a shared pleasure. When they are having sex, they feel each other’s pleasure, and it bounces back and forth between them, building and growing. They generally end up passing out because the pleasure is so intense. Oh, to experience that, LOL.

    I would definitely recommend books by Larissa Ione, Katie Reus, Felicity Heaton’s Vampire Erotic Theatre series, Eve Langlais has some hot, fun paranormals & sci-fi.

    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com



  10. Miranda Baker
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      · November 8th, 2012 at 7:24 am · Link

    My TBR pile is growing! Thanks for the recs. And thanks you for stopping by to chat. Today I wish my super power was endless energy. Teaching nights always sucks the life out of me, and I also have a cold. Wah! Oh well, time to make the lunches and dive into the day! I hope y’all have a good one. Contest open ’til 11/14!



  11. Fedora
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      · November 8th, 2012 at 11:51 am · Link

    Ooh–super powers? I can’t wait for your new series, Miranda!!! I do quite enjoy paranormal romance (once I got around to reading them! What was I thinking, avoiding them for so long?!) — I’m not sure I have a favorite kind, but I do love shifters :) Lexxie Couper has a few scorching paranormals…



  12. pam howell
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      · November 8th, 2012 at 12:07 pm · Link

    would LOVE to win & read! PICK ME!!



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