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VBT: Loved Up by Scarlett Scott @scarscoromance @ellorascave @GoddessFish

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Book one in the Coastal Heat series.

When she accidentally runs into the back of a gorgeous stranger’s truck at a stoplight, the last thing on Kassie’s mind is indulging in her deepest, hottest fantasies with him. Until he shows up on her doorstep as the contractor she’d hoped to hire to remodel her home and things get interesting…fast.

With a sexy drawl, skilled hands and a body that makes her panties all but melt, Jax is exactly the kind of man she shouldn’t get involved with after breaking off her engagement and starting over in another state. But she’s helpless to resist the powerful desire he makes her feel, and before long she’s letting him have his wicked way with her all over town.

Jax knows falling for a woman like Kassie’s a bad idea. He’s experienced enough heartbreak to see the signs. He can tell she’s ready to run, but when she’s in his arms, he’ll do everything he can to make her stay.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Excerpt:

She got out of her car and realized she was still wearing her pajama bottoms and an old concert t-shirt. Nothing said I’m an adult like puppy-patterned fleece and Matchbox Twenty. Dear God. She ran a hand through her sleep-mussed brown hair and hoped she didn’t look like a complete mess, futile as that was.

Model Man stopped less than a foot away. He was almost scowling at her as his gaze went from his cracked bumper, to her, then back to his bumper again.

“I’m really sorry for hitting your car,” she said, feeling like the awkward girl in school facing the class jock.

“Truck,” he growled.

Huh? He really was taking this alpha man thing to new levels. Not exactly a conversationalist. She blinked. “Excuse me?”

“I don’t drive a car,” he elaborated, his gaze intense and discomfiting on hers. “I drive a truck.”

Really? He was quibbling over her word choice at a time like this? She inwardly downgraded his sex appeal by a few points. But fine, she could play his game. After all, she was the one in the wrong, the one who was severely lacking in the multitasking department.

“I’m sorry,” she repeated. “I didn’t mean to hit your truck. I don’t know what I was thinking.”

He ran a hand through his hair again. “That makes two of us.”

She swallowed a retort. “It was an accident. My fault. Look, let’s just exchange insurance info and move on with our days.”

He nodded. “Good plan. I’ve got to be somewhere.”

Oh good. They had reached a common ground. She tried not to frown at him, because he was as beautiful as he was grumpy. Did he really think she’d ruined her only vehicle on purpose? Or his for that matter? “Me too.”

“I’ll grab mine and we’ll swap. No need to call the cops. I’m already late.” He turned on his boot heel and gave her another excellent view of his tight bum.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes contemporary and historical romance with heat, heart and happily ever afters. After growing up on romance novels, she now crafts love stories of her own with a good dose of sizzle and an equal amount of humor. She lives in the Pennsylvania countryside with her Canadian husband and is a proud mom to their adorable but occasionally evil dog with a penchant for eating everything he shouldn’t.

For Scarlett’s latest releases, exclusive excerpts, contests and more, visit her website, http://www.scarsco.com.

Website: http://www.scarsco.com

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Author Interview with Jocelyn Dex and Spotlight on Valia’s Villain

valiasvillan_msrTitle: Valia’s Villain

Series: Sempire Seductions, Book 2

Author: Jocelyn Dex

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Length: 36,000 words

Valia’s Villain Blurb

When Valia approaches the Ferox demon, hoping for scorching sex and a feed, she doesn’t expect to be handcuffed, transported to the demon realm, accused of dirty deeds she has no memory of committing and held captive for three days. Even though she believes her captor to be crazy, she feels a connection to him she’s felt with no one else.

When Rydin senses the Sempire who locked him up, fed on him and used him as a sex slave many years ago, he knows his wait for revenge is finally over. Burning with the need to punish her, he imprisons her in the demon realm, where she is at his mercy, but as much as he tries to ignore it, a connection sparks between them every time they touch.

Interview

Thanks for having me here today!!!

Describe your novel in seven words or less?

Revenge, Abduction, Scorching Demon Sex, Overwhelming Love

What is the last book you read?

I just finished two fantastic books. Gena Showalter’s Wicked Nights and AJ Aalto’s Last Impressions.

*Wicked Nights is book 1 in a paranormal romance series with Angels.

*Last Impressions is book 3 in an urban fantasy series called The Marnie Baranuik Files. It features a hilariously foul-mouthed heroine. I highly recommend it.

Who is your favorite character that YOU have written?

Of course it’s hard for me to choose. I love all the characters in my stories–even the assholes–because, well, because they’re MINE. But, I really love Valia. Her self-proclaimed awesomeness and her way with words make me laugh. She’s quirky, knows what she wants and doesn’t let much get in her way or get her down. Oh and she’s not above breaking the hero’s dick. I mean literally breaking his dick. In her defense, he kind of deserved it.

What’s in your refrigerator right now?

Seriously? Like you want to know everything? Probably not. Okay, I’ll give you the highlights.

Tofu (mine), Left Over Chicken (my husband’s), Jalapeños, Coconut/Almond Milk, Sriracha Sauce, Lettuce, Month Old Mixed Vegetables (yuck)

Oh and my favorite… Rotten boiled eggs that a friend and I colored for Easter. We may or may not have been slightly intoxicated at the time. Note to self: Throw rotten eggs away. No wonder the fridge stinks. Geez woman.

What are 4 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?

Tampons (because my uterus hates me)

Xanax (because people stress me out)

Lip Balm (for obvious reasons)

Small Knife (because it’s hard to carry my big-ass machete into most businesses without them calling the cops)

What are your pet peeves?

Oh, there are SO many! My latest though?

Teenage punks outside the grocery store who yell at me (and I quote) “Momma’s got ass!”

Yes, thanks boys. I know I have ass. I use it every day in one fashion or another.

Note to self: Exercise some of that ass off.

Erica Jong says she loves the word cunt and wishes she could “rehabilitate” the word and make it beautiful again. Do you feel the same way about some of the words you use in your stories?

Yes! Cunt!

People, please get over your aversion to that word! I know it’s a rough one for a lot of you. Hell, it was a rough one for me until I decided to conquer it!

But it’s no worse than pussy or vagina or gumbo-pot or hot box or twat or bearded clam or vajayjay or penis fly trap or cock socket or honey pot or snatch… *giggle snort* ◔◡◉ Er, excuse me. I may have gotten off track here.

Anyway, if you want to read how I overcame my aversion to the word, here’s a link to a blog post I wrote about it.

http://jocelyndex.blogspot.com/2013/07/to-cunt-or-not-to-cunt.html

Can anyone write erotic fiction?

I suppose anyone who can spell and string sentences together could write erotic fiction, BUT I don’t think everyone can write GOOD erotic fiction. And yes, I know, “good” is totally subjective, but not everyone is cut out to be a writer, just like not everyone is cut out to be a gardener or a painter or a prostitute, a receptionist at a sperm bank, etc.

Which of the characters in your erotic romance/erotica would you most want to run away with for a weekend?

Man, that’s a tough one. Of course, they’re all fantastic in the sack and super sexy. Let’s see…

*Kean, the hero of Araya’s Addiction, is part incubus and irresistible to women.

*Rydin, the hero of Valia’s Villain, is a TOTAL alpha-male (complete with horns on his head) and kicks ass.

*Fin, the hero of Fin’s Fantasy, is sweet and cooks. Hmmmm… I think it would be Fin just because he has the added bonus of being a great cook. I mean, sex is great and all, but a girl’s gotta eat too!

Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?

  • I do plan a fourth book in the Sempire Seductions Series but haven’t started yet.
  • I recently completed a short (approximately 50 page) contemporary friends to lovers story. I’m shopping it around.
  • Right now, I’m working out the kinks (unfortunately, not the good kind) in a demon bounty hunting manuscript.
  • Oh and I have an erotic short story coming out in a Cleis Press Anthology in August 2014. That one surprised me. I’d never written anything quite soooooo erotic. Makes me blush just thinking about it. Probably not gonna show that one to my mom. ◔◡◉

Where can readers stalk…um…I mean, find you?

Ooh fun. Stalking. But hey! It’s only fun if it’s online. In person, well, watch out for my machete!

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Blog * Goodreads

I also blog at Silken Sheets & Seduction on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Silken Sheets & Seduction

Valia’s Villain Quickie Excerpt

Valia couldn’t remember ever wanting another being so desperately. Her body hummed as his tongue worked her into a frenzy. Bossy son of a bitch, he was, but she expected no less from a Ferox.

She shuddered and moaned as he rolled his tongue around her clit, the pressure building in her lower abdomen. With her free hand, she wrapped her thumb around one of his horns as her fingers dug into his scalp, urging him to send her over the edge.

He growled and bit the inside of her thigh.

“Stop,” Rydin commanded.

“Stop what?” Valia asked.

“Don’t touch my horns.”

“But they’re so sexy.” She gave him her best pouty face.

He blinked at her, a look of surprise crossing his face, quickly replaced with a scowl. “Are you teasing me, female?”

“I told ya, my name is Valia, male. And no, not teasing. Your horns are super sexy and I wanna touch them.”

He looked at her for another long moment as if searching for something. He dipped his head and bit the inside of her other thigh. God, he was going to drive her crazy. He looked back at her and said, “They are sensitive and I am already too stimulated. I want to fuck you. I’m going to fuck you. If you do as I say, I may give you permission to touch them later.”

Oh wow. She hadn’t known his horns were an erogenous zone. Now she really wanted to touch them. His tongue lapped at her clit furiously. She avoided his horns but couldn’t stop herself from grabbing a fistful of his hair. Her hips ground against his tongue, his lips. Intense pleasure knotted deep inside. Little sparks began erupting inside her but just as she was about to fall over the edge, he stopped.

She groaned and still with a fistful of his hair, tried to force him to continue.

His eyes dark and his lips glistening with her pleasure, he said, “You were about to come. I did not give you permission.”

She choked out her words. “If you don’t want me to come, you shouldn’t lick me like that.”

His lips quirked into a cocky smile. “My tongue pleases you?”

“It’d please me if you’d put it to better use than asking me stupid questions,” she grouched.

Author Bio

jocelyndex_shadesJocelyn was born in Iowa and currently resides in hot-as-hell Texas. She shares her home with her very own 6’4″ alpha male and varying numbers of spoiled cats and dogs. Teaching one of her dogs to file his nails is one of her all-time favorite accomplishments.

She thinks dragonflies are awesome, spiders are creepy and it’s rumored that she sleeps with a machete by her bed in case zombies attack in the middle of the night. Jocelyn loves to paint, loves to read, and loves to write sizzling erotic romance about yummy demons that would make your momma blush.

Here’s where you can buy Valia’s Villain

Ellora’s Cave * Amazon * ARe * B& N

 Giveaway

And because this is Bitches Be Writin’, I’m giving away a $10 Bitch Face Cosmetics Gift Card to one commenter. Or maybe two. I’ll decide later but definitely one. 🙂

Tell me your favorite slang for vagina to enter.

Really, you can just say hi and you’ll be entered, but I’m always looking for slang to make me giggle.

book blast: cream by zenobia renquist

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CREAM

by Zenobia Renquist

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She’s entered a world where blood, sex, and cash rules everything around her.

What do a four hundred-year-old vampire and a mid-level necromancer have in common? Money. Jeliyah needs it to pay off the people who trained her and Teaghan enjoys killing to get it. Together they hunt rogue vampires—assuming Teaghan can focus on something other than getting her in bed and Jeliyah doesn’t put a bullet in him first.

The uneasy partnership promises to be lucrative until Teaghan and Jeliyah get on the wrong side of a feud. Jeliyah is forced to use forbidden magic and finds herself bound to a man she should hate—but whom she can’t stop fantasizing about.

Every second they stay alive fuels a growing desire Jeliyah is unwilling to deny. Is it the magic? The danger? The only way to get the answers she craves is to outrun the enemy or kill them. She knows Teaghan’s preference but it’s Jeliyah who must put their mind-blowing sex aside and make the choice that will decide both their fates.

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First chapter online:

http://drb1stchp.com/2013/05/cream-by-zenobia-renquist/

Excerpt:

Teaghan kicked the room door shut behind him and then laid her on the nearest bed. “At least this time you’re not glowing. Let’s not make a habit of this.”

“I feel the same.”

“Then again…” His gaze wandered to her breasts.

Images of Teaghan running his hands over her breasts and teasing her nipples entered her mind. She reared up and smacked him at the same time she brought her other arm up to guard her chest.

Teaghan didn’t react except to grin at her. “You’re flushed, necromancer. Your heart rate jumped too. My little idea get you all hot and bothered?”

She glared at him.

“No? How about this one?”

A mental picture of Teaghan yanking off her panties so he could run his tongue over her clit invaded her mind. The detail was so vivid Jeliyah felt her pussy twitch in anticipation. Damn the man and this stupid mental connection. It might be one way, but she had access to his thoughts and now he wasn’t trying to hide them. “You can’t do that without an invitation.”

“So invite me.”

“Shouldn’t you be going to sleep? The sun is up.”

“Sun’s got nothing to do with me.” He moved closer, planting his hands on either side of her legs and leaning into her. “Invite me.”

Jeliyah scooted back off the bed and away from him. Once on her feet, she said, “Don’t get all cocky just because I took some of your blood, vampire. I told you that was a one-time thing and not to get ideas.”

“Yeah, I heard you but,” he hopped the bed and crowded her against the wall, “here’s the thing. You could have gotten the same results by asking me to open a vein. A simple prick to the finger for a few drops of blood would have sufficed. You kissed me, necromancer.”

“It was a split-second decision. Back off.” She clutched the necrome at her throat and said, “Shield.”

Teaghan laughed as the shield expanded to include him. “Forget something important, did you? Your necromes recognize me now. I’m not a threat.”

Shit. She’d forgotten one of the major side effects of Recognize. Her necromes—and any others made from her blood—no longer worked against Teaghan. There was no way to deactivate Recognize either, just like an invitation once given.

She shoved at his chest but he kept leaning forward until his lips were close to hers.

He said, “Let’s talk about that kiss.”

“It was spur of the moment. It meant nothing.”

“Care to test that theory?”

“You can’t. I haven’t invited you.”

“Kissing is the one thing I don’t need an invitation to do.” He pushed his lips against hers as he forced her hands over her head and pressed his body closer.

Jeliyah couldn’t turn from the kiss, though she tried. This wasn’t fair. Vampires needed permission to enter a person’s body. Why didn’t that extend to kissing? And why was she giving in to his kiss?

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Zenobia Renquist lives in her imagination. When not traveling through her fantasy worlds, she can be found in Hawaii living with her husband and two cats.

She is an Air Force brat turned Air Force wife, which means she’s accustomed to travel and does it whenever possible (so long as she doesn’t have to fly). Her favorite pastime is torturing her characters on their way to happily-ever-after for the enjoyment of her readers.

On the few occasions her muse flees the scene of the crime, Zenobia likes to read (comics, manga, and romance), go to the movies, play a few levels of whichever puzzle game has hijacked her interest or experiment with a new chainmaille weave.

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website – http://zenobiarenquist.com
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Buy Links:

Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/cream.html