Sunday, March 29, 2015

Get Lucky, A Sex Irish Romance Box Set Collection





GET LUCKY - A Collection of Sexy Irish Romance Novellas by Denise A. Agnew,Faith Andrews, Monique DuBois, Lynn LaFleur, Lisa Hughey, Titania Ladley, Megan J. Parker  and Nathan Squiers

Special Price: $.99 for all 7 books!!

Featuring Lynn LaFleur's story: "Romancing Raine"
Sequel to Mirage
Publisher: Excessia
Released Date: March 16, 2015
Genre: Contemporary MF, St. Patrick's Day
Length: Collection of Novellas


Excerpt from Romancing Raine:
Kaylen entered the living room to find Raine sitting in a corner of the couch, her legs crossed. He’d turned on the two lamps to their lowest setting. Their soft light mixed with the candlelight turned her skin golden. He almost stumbled at the sight, she looked so beautiful.

He sat next to her, splashed wine in each glass. After handing one wineglass to Raine, he tapped it with his. “To an evening of good food, good wine, and good company.”

Raine smiled at his toast before she took a sip of her wine. “Oh, that’s good.”

“Told you. Wait until you taste the filet.”

“I can hardly wait.”

To prove her words, her stomach rumbled. Kaylen laughed while Raine blushed. “Hungry?”

“Obviously. I haven’t had anything to eat since the torte in your plane.”

“I hope you like French Onion soup. I ordered that instead of salad.”

“I love it.”

“Good.” He glanced into his wineglass, amazed that he continued to feel so nervous about this evening. “It isn’t a good idea to invite a woman to dinner and not find out what she likes or dislikes.”

“I’m not a picky eater. Except for artichokes.” She shivered. “I can’t imagine why anyone would eat them.”

He tapped her glass again with his. “I agree with you there.”

Raine sipped her wine, then openly studied his face. “We seem to agree on a lot of things.”

“Like what?” he asked, stretching his arm along the back of the couch behind her.

“Music. I loved all the songs you played while we were flying today, and what’s playing now. Food.” She lifted her glass an inch. “Wine.”

“I like wine, but I’m not an expert. I asked Kaci what went best with filet. She suggested either Merlot or Bordeaux.”

“I’ll tell you a secret.” She leaned closer to him. Kaylen bent his head so she could whisper in his ear. “I’m not an expert either. I just know what tastes good.”

Kaylen laughed again, delighted at her honesty and humor. Very little about this woman didn’t delight him.

He lifted tendrils of her hair, rubbed them between his thumb and forefinger. So soft, and his touch released the scent of flowers. “You’re so beautiful, Raine.”

“That sounds like something a man would say to a woman before he kisses her.”

“It could be, if that woman wants a kiss.”

“She wants it very much,” she said softly.

Only too happy to grant her request, Kaylen pressed his lips to hers in a gentle kiss. He tasted the wine on her breath, mixed with the unique flavor of Raine.

He knew immediately that one taste wouldn’t be enough.

Tilting his head a bit, Kaylen kissed her again. He draped his arm around her shoulder, pulled her closer as he deepened the kiss. His lips moved over hers, noting their softness and the way they gave beneath his. He touched the seam of her lips with the tip of his tongue. She rewarded his action by parting her lips so he could taste her more fully.

A soft moan from her throat went directly to his balls. They tightened as his cock hardened. Without lifting his mouth from her, Kaylen reached across Raine and set his wineglass on the end table. Now he could wrap both arms around her, feel her soft, firm breasts press against his chest.

Raine pulled away from him long enough to set down her glass also, then she returned to his arms. Her hands tunneled into his hair, holding his head in place while she ravished his mouth. Kaylen didn’t mind giving up control to her. Whatever happened would give both of them incredible pleasure.
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Monique DuBois            https://www.facebook.com/matchscort
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Titania Ladley                http://www.titanialadley.com/
Megan J. Parker            https://www.facebook.com/MeganJParkerAuthor
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

5 Myths About BDSM Lovers


I’ve been writing romance stories containing BDSM for several years now, and I’m surprised how many misconceptions there are about this lifestyle. BDSM is the acronym for Bondage, Discipline and Sadomasochism. The form of interactions and behaviors between those involved in the BDSM world and the vanilla world are different. To some, the vanilla world may be considered the norm, meaning commonly accepted, not to be confused with “normal”!

Just because BDSM practices are not considered the ‘norm’, they should not be considered abnormal, harmful or perverted.

A recent comment I saw on Facebook made me cringe. The person was commenting to a post about the Fifty Shades movie: “I’d never let my boyfriend hit me. What kind of man would hit his woman?” A man who would hit a woman in anger, absolutely is wrong. And that woman is right about standing up for herself and not allowing that situation to occur. BUT that is not a D/s (Dominant/submissive) relationship. In a BDSM relationship, there is no anger and the submissive is in control allowing the interaction. At any time, the submissive is secure in knowing he/she can stop the interaction with a single word or gesture.

BDSM Misconceptions

    1.  BDSM is Domestic Violence.
As explained above, this is not true. When a submissive decides they’ve had enough, they call out their safeword and the interaction is halted immediately. There is no safeword in a domestic violent situation. There’s no respect, the request to stop is ignored and the abuse continues.

2.  Those involved in the lifestyle have psychological issues or have been abused as children.
Far from the truth. These are mentally stable and healthy men and women from all social, educational and economic environments.  BDSM activities are performed by consenting adults. They come from all backgrounds, various religious, ethnic, sexual orientations. Straight as well as those in the GLBT community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual).

    3.  Dominants are Bullies and Like to Exploit the Submissives
Dominants desire to establish a connection with their subs and enjoy the eroticism that is shared with that individual. They have no desire to abuse anyone or to be involved with those who are not emotionally prepared to engage in a BDSM encounter.

    4. Submissives are Insecure and have Low Self-esteem
The majority are very secure and strong willed individuals. If a submissive has low self-esteem issues, they need to work that out with their Dom first during negotiations. The Power Exchange within a D/s relationship can be emotionally or physically intense. A submissive who surrenders completely sexually, physically and emotionally to their Dom can bring much joy to the relationship but only if both are secure within themselves and their relationship.

    5.   It’s all about the sex
It doesn’t have to be about sex or sexual intercourse. Sometimes a Dom and submissive will interact to experience the power exchange or some other element of a BDSM scene. Partners do not need to be a romantic couple, but negotiations on limits should be discussed first as well as establishing a safe word. Trust and safety should always be considered. The safe word can be used to halt the session immediately if one partner feels it is necessary.


The more educated people are about BDSM, the less fearful, I hope, they will become. And I hope the fewer objections, misconceptions and prejudice. What misconceptions have you heard about this lifestyle? If you’re an author, have you had any issues with publishing your books?  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Zen for Writers and Readers

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(Especially for Those Who Love the Thriller & Suspense Genres)

Have you ever watched a thriller/suspense movie late at night and had troubling sleeping? Or dreamt about it? Or if you’re a writer of these exciting genres, and you write or do research late into the night, does it keep you up at night? I love alpha-male military, CIA, Navy Seal, secret agent, Black Ops stories. It gets my heart thumping. But sometimes my brain won’t shut off at night.

I’m in the final revision stages for RED TAPE PROTECTOR, Book 2 in my FLC series. It’s a thriller romantic suspense (erotic) with a light BDSM element. The story is set around a White House secret society, a private ex-military training site, lots of hunky alpha males, sexy romance, a secret security team, abductions, scandals, terrorists and more. I write until 11 p.m. or midnight almost every night. Is there any wonder I’m not sleeping at night? I keep going over the scenes in my head and occasionally wake up with nightmares.

 
A writer friend (thanks Mitzi) said she uses a cool APP for her smart phone called Zen Meditation or Relax Oriental Melodies. They have tons of them. They have an APP for everything these days. This APP plays a variety of nature sounds like ocean waves, thunderstorms, whale sounds, a Tibetan bell, birds, chimes, waterfall, winter wind, rain on umbrella, even a fan or air conditioner. It also plays a variety of soft music like flute, harp, oriental, new age. And sounds called ‘green noise’, ‘pink noise’, ‘green garden’, ‘awakes’, etc. You can mix a few of the sounds to play together. So, I decided to give it a try. I don't have any affiliate links with this, by the way. Not making any money on this. 

 

Benefits- I’ve read or that have helped me:

·        *Use while traveling if you have trouble sleeping in hotels.
·         *Help with insomnia in general.
·         *Use to drown out outside noise like traffic, people, etc. to help sleep or focus on    work.
·         *I’ve found it does help me sleep.
·         *It also helps me focus during writing.

 
Red Tape Protector, Book 2 -Coming Soon!
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RED TAPE PROTECTOR, Book 2 
Blurb: An impossible mission she doesn’t choose to accept, but can’t refuse.

Love. Sex. Danger. Sexy as hell black-ops agent, Jag Denison, is hired to train Alana MacKenna for an undercover security job she doesn’t want, but can’t refuse. After a critical mistake that nearly killed her and exposed the secret White House organization called the FLC, she’s determined to salvage her reputation and return to her job. The FLC uses sex scandal and coercion as political weapons, and Alana had participated as a submissive. Jag is also all Dom and is equally skilled at teaching survival techniques and expanding her sexual boundaries. Love and desire take them completely by surprise at the secluded training facility, but when the true nature of her new position is revealed, it could endanger their mission and shatter their world. Romantic Suspense, erotic thriller, BDSM


RED TAPE, Book 1-Sparks fly between two ex-CIA agents when a White House sex scandal spins out of control and turns deadly.
Bondage in the White House. Hot passion explodes when two headstrong CIA agents and ex-lovers are hand-picked for a secret organization that uses sex and scandal to manipulate a sadistic leader. Danger escalates when their target discovers the plan and devises his own scheme. The mission and love affair spins out of control, forcing a decision between love, loyalty or national security.


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Did 50 Shades of Grey Choose the Wrong Actor?


With all the misconceptions about the BDSM lifestyle, I considered the book 50 Shades of Grey overall to be a positive step to the erotic romance genre, especially BDSM. Because EL James’ book brought this genre out into the open and made it mainstream, the book made BDSM acceptable to some degree, or at least acceptable to read. Want proof? Take a look at how many months her books have remained on the bestseller lists.

I do have my concerns about the book, mainly how the author portrayed the ‘hero’ as having mental issues and that’s why he craved this type of sex. The book made it sound as if BDSM was abnormal. The author absolutely had every right to portray her characters anyway she likes, and write her story. And I congratulate her on writing a series that resonated so well with a vast number of readers! My concern is that readers being introduced to the BDSM lifestyle for the first time by reading this book might assumed that ALL those involved in the lifestyle must be abnormal like Christian Grey. Far from the truth.

I remember a while ago, there was so much talk going around about who would be the actor to portray Christian Grey. The actor Jaime Dornan got the role and I recently heard about his interview with Elle magazine. Now I’m convinced they should’ve chosen someone else. His negative comments about the diverse lifestyle and sexual orientation of BDSM truly surprised and saddened me. For someone who went to a dungeon to observe Dominance and submission to better understand his role in 50 Shades, he better be good at faking it, because he completely missed the point, and frankly, I don’t know how he can do a good job ‘acting’ like he enjoys it even for the movie. Even if a particular lifestyle doesn’t meet with your tastes, his rude and close-minded comments, well, says a lot about his character.

Dorman’s comment to Elle about his visit to the BDSM dungeon: ‘I saw a dominant with one of his two submissives. I was like: ‘Come on guys, I know I’m not paying for this, but I am expecting a show.’”

He later said after he left he went back to his wife and newborn baby and, ‘I had a long shower before touching either of them.’

Seriously? This made me cringe and I would like to ask this actor, “What century are you living in?” Certainly, everyone has different tastes concerning sensuality. I felt his comments were rude, insensitive and intolerant.

Dr. Charley Ferrer, Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Advocate, said about the interview: “I find it appalling that an actor who’s being paid millions to represent a sexual lifestyle orientation would make such derogatory comments. Perhaps films should require their actors to sign contracts were the actors don’t discriminate against those who butter their bread. Or perhaps, Dorkan doesn’t know how to comport himself without cue cards and a camera. Then again, we can’t expect much from an underwear model, can you?”

Dr. Ferrer gives spankings for Christian Grey and also to Dorman’s remarks, “As someone who embraces this sexual orientation and teaches individuals around the world about the truths associated with Dominance and submission, I take offense to Dorkan’s comments as they perpetuate a bias which leads to discrimination and bigotry. It makes me wonder if he would also go to a gay bar or shake hands with an African American and declare his need for, “…a long shower before touching either of them [wife and baby]."

I won’t be watching this film when it comes out on Valentine’s Day.

***There are so many books out there on BDSM that portray the lifestyle as a loving and deeply compassionate relationship, not dysfunctional or cruel. I wish they would make a film from one of those books.***



If you have a favorite BDSM novel that you think would make an awesome movie, please share in the comments. I’d love some great reading suggestions!


If you want to learn and experience the BDSM lifestyle check out the  BDSM Writers Con August 20-23 in New York City Given by Dr. Charley Ferrer. Here you’ll discover that the BDSM community is made up of men and women who respect and care for each other....not to mention have the decency to show respect for those that follow other sexual orientation.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Be Mine: Ten Erotic Romances for Valentine's Day Blog Tour




BE MINE: Ten Erotic Romances for Valentine’s Day featuring contemporary romance, paranormal romance, military romance and BDSM romance from today’s New York Times and USA Today’s Bestselling Authors. This boxed set is ONLY available for a LIMITED TIME so get your copy before it’s gone.

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Snowed in With the Tycoon by Shoshanna Evers: When they get snowed in together on the same piece of land they’re each fighting for, unexpected desire sparks.

Wrong Bride by Geri Foster: Short, sexy fun…

Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox: Will the fire they created turn to ash when truths come spilling out?

Eternal Ever After by A.C. James: BDSM and HOT alpha Vampires…Oh my!

The Erotic Dark (A BDSM Erotica Novel) by Nina Lane: A downright dirty book!

Stay the Night: A Navy Seal Erotic Romance by Caridad Pineiro: Single, soon-to-be mom, Marley Madison’s latest cravings are downright…naughty. She wants a ménage and she wants it bad.

Heat Wave by Denise Agnew: He’s one hot man she can’t resist.

 Romance Quickies (Encounter 2) by Monique DuBois: Brooke is determined to have a one-night stand, but will the sexy stranger let her ride him on the subway?

Morgan’s Match by Krystal Shannan: The biggest catch to being a matchmaker…you can’t work a spell on yourself.

 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

What Does Writing Success Mean to You? AND How do You Get There? #amwriting


Before you can decide what steps to take, and what path to follow toward success in a writing career, you must FIRST figure out what success means to you, and SECOND, write it down. If you’re not clear on where you want to go, then how can you plan how to get there?

Sometimes you may not be quite sure yet what it is you want, so set small goals in the beginning and work toward those first. To some writers, success may be completing a screenwriting class at a local college, or finishing their first book or short story, getting an agent or a publishing contract, self-publishing a book, making $100 extra a month, making $10,000 or more a month, quitting their day job, hitting the New York Time and USA Today Bestsellers Lists, etc. What is YOUR goal?

 
How do you reach your goal?

Whatever that dream writing goal is, no matter how big, take these steps:

·        * Write it down-seriously. When you write it down, it becomes clear on what exactly you want.

·       * Create a deadline. Not: ‘Someday I’ll write a book.’ Instead: ‘I have completed my first book by such and such date.’ Write it as if it already has happened.

·       * Read it daily, or a couple times a day.

·        *Visualize yourself achieving it. How do your feel? But not just that…

·        * TAKE ACTION! Massive action, every day. Plan steps toward that goal.

·        -*Emulate, not copy, the successful ones. Look at those who have achieved that particular goal already and see what they did to get there. How long have they been writing? Did they take classes? What do you like about their work that is missing in yours? What groups, organizations do they belong to? How do they present themselves online, at conferences, etc.? How do they promote and market their work? You probably can’t do exactly what they’re doing right now, but you can begin to make changes in what you are doing now.

·        *Continue to learn by taking classes, and reading books both about writing, publishing and craft, and also read a ton of books within and outside the genre you’re writing.

·         *Don’t give up! Mistakes are an opportunity to set you on a new and exciting path. If something isn’t working, try something else.

 

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

#Steampunk Revelry! Coffeetime Romance


The strange and beautiful disasters of steampunk are happening at Coffeetime Romance Steampunk blog on January 14th —automatons gone wild, mad scientists who want to take over the world, denizens of the deep seas sinking ships, even solar storms that threaten to destroy the earth as in BURNED DEEP, and more, but don’t worry dear reader there will be plenty of time to give out some great PRIZES!!


I’ll be talking about some of these disasters seen in the steampunk genre, including the one in my book: BURNED DEEP, an erotic futuristic with elements of steampunk where a solar superstorm is threatening an underground city of scholars and scientists and those living in the overcities on the surface.

Here’s the blurb:
When a devastating solar storm is predicted, Celia escapes her privileged life as a baron’s daughter in the underground city of Threshold to find her brother. Outside on a harsh, savage surface, she meets Ethan, a daring inventor, who offers to help her. Seized by their fierce attraction, Ethan and Celia are swept into a passionate liaison, but soon plunge into unexpected trouble. As the solar storm approaches, Celia discovers Threshold is targeted for takeover. And Ethan, the man who is stealing her heart, is at the center of the planned invasion. How can Ethan promise the woman he loves a future if he doesn’t know if there will be one at all?

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