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Jennifer Kacey: Tattoos tattoos, oh how I love you! (Contest)
Monday, March 24th, 2014

Tattoos tattoos, oh how I love you!

I got new ink – WOO HOO!!!!!

Eight hours of it people. The tattoo isn’t huge but it’s REALLY detailed and it took a super long time. My artist and I stopped twice for around 10 minutes and the rest of the time he was hard at work. Wanna see it!?! Here it is!!! My online ink debut!


Isn’t it awesome?!? It’s on my lower back on the right and then the petals fall toward my right hip and up toward my left shoulder.

The butterfly is me, and the rainbow dahlia represents my first book, Together in Cyn. The other 15 petals are the books I have out or under contract. Yea for smut!! Six petals on one side and nine on the other because three is my lucky number so I wanted multiples of three. I’ll have petals added on each set of three new books I have contracted. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!!

Ink might not be for everyone but it sure is for me. I love it and it’s beautiful and special and AMAZING!

GIVEAWAY – Members Only Series E-book of your choice! Just tell me which book you’d like and I’ll email it over to you. A little bit of naughty does a girl good!!


Members Only, Book Two


A three-lettered word that means different things to many people. Pictures and words that might stand as a reminder of love, loss, rebellion, or camaraderie. For Haleigh Grace, it meant freedom.

Walking through the doors of the tattoo parlor, Inkfluence, marked the start of taking her life back. Making it what she wanted it to be. No one was going to tell her she couldn’t. Not ever again.

Little did she know that behind those doors stood Kyle Muse. He was her best friend, who had walked away years ago without a backwards glance. The one man she fantasized would someday be her knight in shining armor. The one she saved herself for.

But, he has a knight of his own. Tall, dark, and dangerously sexy, Scott Preston. The owner of the very shop Haleigh has an appointment with at midnight.

Feelings long buried rise to the surface and the three find themselves bound by more than just ink…

A Romantica® ménage BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Buy Links:
Haleigh’s Ink Available at Amazon
Haleigh’s Ink Available at Barnes and Noble
Haleigh’s ink Available at Ellora’s Cave
Together In Cyn – Book One Members Only
A Very Menage Christmas – Book Three Members Only
Duke’s Valentine – Book 3.5 Members Only


Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

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A Question…
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

I’m going to be out of pocket for most of the day, but will check back in tonight. My question today is about a hobby I’m thinking of picking up. Those of you who follow me know I dabble in art. I’ve done some watercolor (only four, so far) and paint dominos for pendants, but I’m thinking about taking a zentangle class next month. Don’t know what that is? It’s doodling. Artistic doodling. It looks like fun, and my mother (a true artist—in oils and watercolor) and daughter are going to be joining me for the class. I spent the night surfing Amazon for supplies and books and found this one that I’m thinking about buying:


So my question is, how many of you doodle? Have you doodled in the past?

I love drawing mind-maps for stories and think this might be a lovely way to illustrate a book or my “vision” of a book. ~DD

B.J. McCall: Happy Ever After
Friday, March 21st, 2014

Happy Ever After

I love a good book and I have been an avid reader since childhood. I read a variety of genres, including romance. I write sensual romance and a happy-ever-after ending is a must. I’ve written contemporary, sci-fi, urban fantasy and paranormal stories, but the core of my story is the romance between the hero and heroine.

A romance story has several key moments. The first time the hero and heroine meet, their first kiss, the first time they make love and the moment they realize they are in love. As a sensual romance writer I want to build the sexual tension between my hero and heroine so their first kiss must sizzle and the first time they make love must rock their worlds. The first love scene between my hero and heroine is a moment of commitment, even if one or both may not realize it at the time. When the I’m-in-love moment arrives their lives and hearts are changed forever.

In my dragon and werewolf books the concept of a true mate, life commitment and no divorces are part of my shifter’s culture. In my contemporary, sci-fi, futuristic and fantasy stories my characters must meet his or her soul mate. My hunky hero must be willing to put it all on the line for his woman and my feisty heroine has to adore everything about him, even his flaws.

BJM_NightSins_thumbThe idea of forever may present a conflict for time-travel, fantasy and vampire characters. What happens when one of your characters is almost immortal and the other is human? In Night Sins, my cop heroine is faced with the dilemma of joining her vampire lover in his dark world or remaining in a society where she is now considered a criminal. In Kela’s Guardian, my heroine is confronted with falling in love with a man who has lived for centuries and can only be killed by demons. The author must resolve these issues for the reader and having the hero and heroine walk away from one another on the last page isn’t an option.

Not all of my books may end at the altar, but there is a deep commitment between my main characters, an understanding of a future together and hopefully a satisfying ending for the reader.

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Vampires, demons and a sexy hunk from a mystical galaxy? Kela’s life has taken a decidedly supernatural turn.


The vampires lunged at Kela. Using both stakes she slashed, striking arms and lacerating hands. Their attack came in waves of four. Wounded, the first group retreated. Hissing, the second group flew at Kela. One grabbed her cross and shrieked, releasing it as black smoke streamed from her hand.

Despite the gashes and cuts Kela inflicted, Roland’s creations continued their assault. Arms burning with fatigue, Kela backed farther into the alley. Long, claw-like fingernails slashed out, ripping at her leather jacket. In the mayhem, Roland had vanished. Why hadn’t he stayed and finished her off?

Kela stabbed and jabbed, forcing two vampires to retreat. As quickly as the attack had begun, it stopped. As if on cue the vampires lifted their heads and sniffed the air. The vampires ran toward the street, then shrieked at the top of their lungs.

A head flew across the alley and smashed into the wall. Another head tumbled through the air, hit and bounced over the asphalt. A man with long, black hair, dressed in a black vest and black pants, holding a thin-bladed sword waded through the group of screeching vampires.

The remaining vampires split apart, slinking back against the walls, their fear of the sword-wielding man palpable. Leaving their fallen sisters behind, the vampires scrambled up the walls of the alley and disappeared over the rooftops.

The stranger turned toward Kela.

The path to the street blocked, fear spiked through her. Despite the adrenaline rush, she was no match for this guy. Raising the wooden stakes, Kela prepared for his attack. At least she’d go down fighting.


B.J. McCall’s Night Sins and Kela’s Guardian are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance Ebooks.

Keira Kohl: Spring has not sprung…
Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Spring Has Not Sprung

Today is supposed to be the first day of spring. It certainly doesn’t feel like it. We’re supposed to have scattered flurries today.  Winter is my least favourite season because of that fluffy white stuff. I look forward to spring every year because that means the weather is getting warmer, the snow will melt away and more sunshine is always good. I live in a university town so spring also means the mass exodus of students in May. The town goes back to normal, no loud parties keeping us up at night. The coming of spring makes me want to clean out the house, open the windows and enjoy the longer days.

The start of spring last year was when I got the idea for my short story Laundry Day. How can doing laundry be sexy? I didn’t know either when the idea first came to me. I mean, to me, laundry is a chore I’d rather not do. So it piles up until I have no clothes to wear and have no choice but throw a few loads in the washer.  When I thought about a character walking down the stairs carrying a laundry basket full of clothes, wearing nothing at all, the idea evolved to a co-ed laundry day party.

The story was a blast to write but a challenge. The whole turning an every day chore into something sexy stumped me at first. I had the image in my head of a woman holding that basket but no idea how she got there or why she did laundry naked.  Gradually the idea developed  into a kind of key party but with a twist. Carmela runs an apartment complex for swingers. Her key party of choice is actually a laundry day party – clothing prohibited.



Naked, sitting on the sofa with her legs crossed, Carm studied Declan as he pulled his clothes out of the washing machine and tossed them into the dryer. Spending the day naked with a hot guy had seemed like a good idea when she’d first dreamed it up. But after so many months with Declan not applying she’d almost given up on the laundry day she envisioned. She shifted on the sofa wishing she’d put down a towel. While comfortable when fully clothed, the blue fabric irritated bare flesh, making her itch. If she stuck with the naked all day rule she needed more comfortable furniture.

She resisted the urge to cover herself. Being modest now would shatter the confident impression she’d given earlier. Finished loading the dryer, he began sorting through the clothes on the floor in front of the washing machine. He grabbed a pile of her delicates and a pile of his boxer briefs and threw them into the machine. The image in her head of their intimates rolling around together brought to mind them rolling around on her bed. The play of candlelight across his back emphasized corded muscles. She could stare at him all day but she wanted him inside her again.

If they were going to repeat their performance they needed food. Now that the next load was in she stood and marched into the kitchen. She eyed the stove, fleetingly rationalized wearing an apron to make a hot meal but tossed the idea aside. Start breaking the main rule and they’d start breaking other rules. There had to be something in the apartment they could eat that wouldn’t risk third degree burns.

Laundry Day is available on Amazon but you can get it and nine other stories for $0.99 in Bring On the Heat! Check it out an Amazon –

About Keira

Keira is a former strip club bartender. Nights at the bar gave her lots of sexy ideas to work on. Working nights meant her days were free to dream up characters to put in sexy situations. Now, in the IT industry, her steamy stories are an escape from numbers and computer code. She writes thrillers, paranormals and contemporary stories, usually exploring an erotic twist. Her characters have never complained.

Her fiancé keeps her home life hot and romantic. She lives with him and their three cats.

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Gillian Archer: Researching Bondage (Contest)
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Researching Bondage 

Some books are easy to write. The words just flow straight from my brain to my fingers and BAM! I have a story. While others are…less so. I should’ve known Sawyer would be a pain in my ass. Are things ever really that simple when a Dom is involved? And Sawyer is a rope top which made things especially tangled. (Sorry I couldn’t resist!)

Which is where research comes in. It took me a while but after a few books—both fiction and nonfiction—more videos than I want to admit, and a few lengths of my own rope, the ideas started flowing.

Here are a few nuggets of wisdom I picked up while researching bondage:

  • You cannot go wrong with an Eden Bradley BDSM story, but then I’m biased since she’s my mentor 😉
  • I found instructional videos easier to follow rather than nonfiction books. Some things you just gotta see to understand. I recommend Two Knotty Boys or Twisted Monk.
  • Always have a pair of safety scissors on hand when playing with rope. You don’t want to bother untying knots when things start to get tingly—and not in the fun way!
  • Be very careful which links you click on when hardcore BDSM videos are involved. One person’s kink is another’s squick factor.

I could keep going, but we’d be here all night! I have to be honest—research is one of my favorite parts of this job. It’s a hard life 😉

Have you ever gone outside of your comfort zone for your job? Hit me up in the comments and I’ll pick a couple of lucky winners to receive the first book in my Pleasure Code series, WICKED WEEKEND.

Book two of The Pleasure Code*

After the loss of her dom and first love two years ago, the time has come for Kyla to again allow herself the pleasure of giving up control. She isn’t looking for anything serious yet, just the comforting embrace of rope and a firm hand on her body for the night.

Rope-top Sawyer is extremely skilled and he doesn’t do relationships—but he’s fascinated by the gymnastics instructor who approaches him at a kink con. By the end of the day he’s vowed to help her feel submissive pleasure again, and to introduce her to a few doms she can choose from.

But as Sawyer breaks down Kyla’s emotional defenses, his barriers also come down. Soon he can’t imagine giving Kyla over to any other dom—and Kyla can’t imagine being with anyone else. When their feelings are put to the ultimate test, they’ll learn that while taking risks in the bedroom is easy, taking risks in love is terrifying.

*Up In Knots is part of a series but can be enjoyed all on its own 😉


Kyla’s heart raced at the predatory look Sawyer tossed her way. ZOMG! Had she bitten off more than she could chew here? She swallowed hard and smiled back at him.

“All right, everyone. Now if you’re a nice top, you can untie your submissive before we get to work on the next tie.” He paused as most of the couples struggled with their rope before finally untying their partners.

“But for those of you asshole rope tops who brought along extra rope, you can leave your partner’s legs tied for the next lesson. Everyone ready? Great. I’ll show ya’ll how to tie a rope shackle next.”

Kyla held her breath. She was disappointed he was going to take away the rope so soon. The abrasiveness of the rope against her bare ankles reminded her every second of its presence. That she was trapped. At his mercy.

She closed her eyes and took a few deep breaths to try to calm her racing heart. It didn’t work. She wanted more.

But instead of untying her legs, Sawyer reached into his bag and pulled out another length of rope. Her confusion must have broadcast over her face because instead of addressing the group, he turned toward her.

“What? You didn’t think I was a nice guy, did you?”

He barked a soft, cruel laugh. “Oh, honey. I think you might be in too deep here.”

He might as well have called her a sissy. Little did he know, she was used to proving herself. She had years of training and self-discipline under her belt. Plus the crap she went through the last two years would have crushed a lesser person. But she had nerves of steel and bigger cojones than half the men she knew. She could handle whatever Sawyer threw her way.

Sawyer stared down at her, assessing her. She knew if she didn’t say something soon, he would untie her and send her on her way. There were scads of eager, willing women to take her place. All he had to do was snap his fingers and the line would form to his left. A few titters from the group reminded her of their audience.

She could feel their stares, but it didn’t faze her. Heck, she had practically grown up in front of an audience.

This small group was nothing compared to the stress of a televised National gymnastic trial.

She could do this. To see that thrilling look in his eyes, feel his hands and his rope on her body again and what it did to her… Oh, yeah. She was beyond willing.

“Bring it.”

“Ooooh,” a few brave souls in the group chorused.

But Kyla didn’t turn in their direction. She couldn’t look away from his hypnotic stare.

“Okay. Have it your way,” he growled menacingly.

The implied threat in his voice had her sex swelling and pulsing in response. Cripes, this man was potent.

And yet her inner imp couldn’t help but mutter, “Don’t you mean your way?

Apparently not quietly enough.

His ominous expression told her he’d heard, and she’d be paying for it later when or if they were alone.

A shiver swept her body and her nipples hardened at the promise of dark, forbidden things in his eyes. She really, really hoped they would be alone later.

“I think after the rope shackle, I’ll show you all how to tie a gag for those bratty submissives.” He sent a significant glance her way, and the group chuckled.

Available now from Carina Press and all major etailers!

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About Gillian

Gillian Archer lives in Northern Nevada with her amazing husband and two goofy dogs. When she’s not writing (but probably should be) Gillian is usually thinking about naughty things, doing naughty things, or watching reality tv (hey, don’t judge! LOL). You can find her at her website, on Facebook or Twitter.

COWBOY HEAT is here–don’t miss the party!
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I have a few announcements. Pay particular attention to the second one,
because that’s happenin’ today! ~DD

Cowboy Heat releases today!

Cowboy Heat

Here’s what the book’s all about…

Broad Shoulders, Well-Worn Jeans and a Lean-Hipped Swagger

He may ride off into the sunset, but the cowboy in our heart never goes out of style. Even when coated with dust from riding alongside a herd of cattle or up to his knees in mud taming a wild stallion, this stud still generates plenty of Cowboy Heat.

USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin takes you back to the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy your desire for a real man. In “Shall We Dance?,” by Myla Jackson, a waltz teacher learns about rhythm from her rancher student at the Flying M. The rodeo champion in Megan Mitcham’s “Coming Home” discovers that true love might be waiting at the end of the trail. A high school reunion at the honky tonk finds a city girl back in the strong arms of her cowboy crush in Cat Johnson’s “Unfinished Business.” Saddle up!

“A wild ride!” —Beth Williamson, author of Hell for Leather

“Devlin Devlin is the go-to for cowboy romance that will make you hot under the collar.” —USA Today

Check out the roster of authors who contributed stories and find all the BUY LINKS to this collection at our website: Cowboy Heat Website. And if you do get your copy, please take the time to post a review to tell other readers about the book!


Cowboy Heat Release Party

Most of the authors who contributed stories to COWBOY HEAT will be online today, between 9:00 am – 10: pm Eastern Time, as part of our release day party! There will be prizes all day long and a chance to chat with some of your favorite authors! Click on the link to come join the fun! I’ll be there in the evening, but will make it a point to jump in as often as I have time to say hellow!  Cowboy Heat Release Party

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Poll Results

One last quick note…

If you recall, I ran a poll last week, asking you what “flavor” of short story collections you would want to see in the future. The results were very interesting. As popular as New Adult books seem to be, y’all weren’t all that keen on seeing a collection of short stories following that theme. I was also surprised with the 2d place tie between the Fast & Furious/Fast Car theme and the paranormal collection, because I thought paranormal themes were waning… You’ve definitely given me plenty to think about! And thanks to everyone for your suggestions for things you’d like to see that weren’t listed. I’ll be sharing the results with my publisher!

What themes would you like to see featured in future collections?

  • Bad Boys -- bikers, rockers, tattooed bad boys, etc. (33%, 27 Votes)
  • Red Hot Wheels -- think 007’s Astin Martin, Fast & Furious, NASCAR drivers, illegal drag racing (19%, 16 Votes)
  • Love Everlasting -- paranormal stories that are “fresh”—not all vampires! (19%, 16 Votes)
  • Sports Heroes -- the hockey player, football player, etc. (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Small Town Love (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Celebrity Crushes (6%, 5 Votes)
  • New Adult -- young women in college or in their first job, finding their first loves... (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Nikki Duncan: A TASTE ME DEADLY Interview (Contest)
Monday, March 17th, 2014


When we’re lucky, someone comes into our lives who holds the power to change how we view things, even ourselves. With that power comes the ability to twist us into knots of worry and frustration, and those knots can turn us into so many different directions that could lead to the greatest love.

TASTE ME DEADLY, the 5th story of the Sensory Ops series, explores that kind of relationship. Through the exploration, Liam Burgess’ biggest secrets are revealed. I thought it would be a little fun to interview Liam to see what it was like for him to meet his someone.
Let’s get started.

Nikki: Can you tell our readers today when you met Grey?
Liam: Two years ago. In Vegas.
Nikki: I already know you’re not a big talker, Liam. It’s part of what made your story so challenging. Can you try to come up with a little more, though?
Liam: Maybe.
Nikki: Okay, let’s try this question. Your friends have tried setting you up several times in the last few years, but they’ve mentioned you never gave in.
Liam: I did not.
Nikki: As if I’d give you another one word answer option. Tell us, because I’ve put the timing together, what it was about what happened in Vegas that you didn’t want to leave it in Vegas?
Liam: That’s a complicated question.
Nikki: (I greet him with a silence that would do him proud in an interrogation room.)
Liam: (He sighs heavily.) My mom always said I was a romantic at heart. There was something about Grey that called to me. When she disappeared the morning after, and I couldn’t find her, I guess I became obsessed.
Nikki: That sounds like an over simplification, Liam. Is there some secret you don’t want us to know?
Liam: You do realize I’m an FBI Agent, right? Secrets are my life.
Nikki: So that’s a yes. Can you give us a hint? Women aren’t normally the ones to do the sneaking out the next morning. And you’re a great guy. Seems to me, fear would be a great reason for a woman to leave a man she seems to like. Fear of what, though?
Liam: That’s a great question.
Nikki: Are you going to answer it?
Liam: It’s not my place.
Nikki: It’s Grey’s.

And that simply I knew I would have to wait for the answers, because Liam wasn’t going to be opening up. The good news is, the wait for answers is just about over, because TASTE ME DEADLY releases tomorrow.

Until it does, what do you think would motivate a woman to
walk out on a great guy like Liam?

Commenters will be entered into a drawing for a .pdf copy of the first two books in the Sensory Ops series – SOUNDS TO DIE BY and SCENT OF PERSUASION.

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