Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Read Chapter 1 of An Engagement Challenge


An Engagement Challenge
Challenge series, book 2
Kiru Taye


Chapter 1 Excerpt




This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and
incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are
used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any
resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or
persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

An Engagement Challenge
Copyright© 2012 Kiru Taye

ISBN: 978-1-466-19452-6

Editor: Kristie L. McKinley

All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be used
or reproduced electronically or in print without written
permission, except in the case of brief quotations
embodied in reviews.
KT Press



Chapter One




You’ll die a lonely man.

With ease Paul Arinze navigated the throng of people gathered at the party. He ignored the dire phrase echoing in his mind—words that had plagued him in the past few weeks. Instead, he keyed into the thrumming vibe of the urban music thumping out of hidden loudspeakers in the shiny black glass walls of the nightclub.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

More #SexySnippets from Scars #erotic #shortstory


Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

This week I'm sharing another snippet from Scars, an erotic contemporary short story I've just finished, hopefully to be published soon.


Monday, 22 April 2013

#Interview Cover Artist Meets Author @CharismaKnight #Giveaway

Happy Monday, folks. This week's guest author is the lovely Charisma Knight discussing writing and her book, Demoness of Lust. Please make her feel welcome.

Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of her book. A winner will be announced next week.

Last week's winner of A Woman Scorned by T.P. Miller is Abiola. Congratulations. Contact me for delivery.

On to this week's interview.

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Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself


I live in the Maryland area with my soul mate and my youngest child. My oldest is nineteen and has left the nest. I’ve adjusted, and my little bird is doing well.

A writer and lover of erotic romance/erotica, I write in genres ranging from contemporary, science fiction, paranormal, and futuristic.  I’m also a book cover artist and aspiring web designer.


Q2) Have you always wanted to be an author? 


Looking back on my early childhood, I must say yes. I wrote short stories with talking animals, and even tried to draw. These little stories were like an escape for me. When I entered my teen years my auntie introduced me to romance books and that sealed my fate.  ; )

Sunday, 21 April 2013

#SexySnippets Scars #WIP #erotic


Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

If you've stopped by for the Contemporary Novelists Book Fair, click HERE.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

I've been writing a new story--an erotic short story for an anthology with some of the fabulous ladies at The Nuthouse Scribblers. Scars is the working title and I'm partly excited and partly apprehensive about this one as I've never written a purely erotic story before. So I'm sharing a snippet from it this week. 
I'd love to know what you think so please leave a comment. I hope you enjoy it.

WARNING: sexual content. Adults only.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Contemporary Novelists Book Fair


Welcome to the Contemporary Novelists Book Fair hosted by Francine at Romancing The Blog. It is an online 4-day book fair for lovers of contemporary fiction from April 19th to 22nd.


I'm showcasing my latest contemporary romance novella.




Brass Island, Nigeria
Island Bound is a sensual, contemporary romance novella, set in Brass Island, Nigeria. It’s the story of Christy and Joshua who are on the verge of a marriage breakdown and how they get their second chance at a life together. Out 16 January, 2013 published by DecadentPublishing for their new African Ubuntu line.


Monday, 15 April 2013

#Interview TP Miller: Paranormal Meets Erotica @VampyreQueen14


Happy Monday, y'all! This week I'm pleased to welcome author T.P. Miller to my blog as we chat about writing and her latest book. Please make her feel welcome. Leave a comment and you could win a copy of A Woman Scorned. The winner will be announced next Monday.

Last week's winner of Smoke and Fire: A Firefighter's Love Story by Toye Lawson-Brown is Dee Little. Contact me to arrange delivery.

Now, on to this week's interview.

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Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself.

My name is T.P. Miller and I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. I’m a paranormal writer and released my debut novel, Out for Blood last year. I’m a mother of two amazing kids and the wife of a wonderful husband.


Q2) Have you always wanted to be an author?

Not always. I started out wanting to be a veterinarian and tried my hand at it and realized that as much as I liked it, it wasn’t want I really wanted to do. I’ve was always writing when I was younger and it wasn’t until I was older that I took it seriously.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

#Read His Princess #SexySnippets #HistoricalRomance #firstkiss


Happy Sunday, everyone. Welcome back to the Sexy Snippets blog hop hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers.

If you've stopped by for the Historical Novelist Book Fair, click HERE.

The idea is for writers to post a 7-sentence snippet from your work-in-progress or published work and share the post using the hashtag #sexysnippets. You are welcome to join in, just go to  
http://thenuthousescribblers.blogspot.co.uk/p/sexy-snippets.html to sign up for the next hop.

As it's the Historical Novelist Book Fair weekend, I've taken my snippet from the first kiss in His Princess (Men of Valor, book 3). I hope you enjoy it.


Friday, 12 April 2013

Historical Novelists Spring Book Fair

Welcome to the Historical Novelists Book Fair hosted by Francine at Romancing The Blog. It is an online 4-day book fair for lovers of historical fiction.

I'm showcasing my historical romance Men of Valor series set in pre-colonial West Africa. I hope you'll stay, browse and indulge yourself in some decadent romance from the land of dark chocolate. :) Feel free to ask questions, if you wish.

Monday, 8 April 2013

#Interview Suspense meets Romance Toye Lawson Brown @QuietBreezes #Giveaway


Happy Monday, people. Today, I'm pleased to welcome the lovely Toye Lawson Brown to my blog as we chat about writing and her latest book, Smoke and Fire, A Firefighters's Love Story. Please give her a warm welcome.

As usual, one lucky commenter will receive a copy of her eBook. Make sure you follow my blog via email to be eligible. Winner will be announced in next Monday's post.

Last week's winner of Take 2 by Linda Bolton is Mary Preston. Congratulations! Contact me to receive your copy.

Now on to this week's interview...

Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself

I am the mother of two adult children (a son and daughter), and have two granddaughters that I adore.  My spouse and I have been together for over twenty years and we’ll be together until the end of time.  By day, I work in the legal field and write as a way to relieve my stress.

Friday, 5 April 2013

#New #Book #Alert: The Enforcers - Blood Bar Chronicles #3 #Anthology

It's official. The Enforcers are finally here. The Blood Bar Chronicles is an anthology of paranormal romance stories set in Edinburgh, Scotland. The original idea for the series was devised by the fabulous ladies of The Nuthouse Scribblers back in 2011.

Book 1 - The Alphas, and Book 2 - The Protectors are already out. Today sees the release of the final instalment, The Enforcers which features a story from yours truly.

Help me spread the word about this book release and you could win a $10 gift card. Check out the rafflecopter details below for how to enter.

So it is with much pleasure that I present The Enforcers.


Title: The Enforcers
Series: Blood Bar Chronicles Book 3
Genre: Paranormal romance, Anthology
Heat level: Spicy
Word Count: 43790
Publisher: Breathless Press
Release date: 5 April 2013

Available from: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Breathless Press | All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand |


 Blurb:The Blood Bar Chronicles Book 3, The Enforcers 

When the Wicked Ladies of Fiction meet up in a Scottish bar they don't expect a night filled with danger, lust and hot supernatural men...

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Earn my submission or bite me! #erotica vs #romance


This week's Thrusty Thursday post is a little early. But I have a book release on Friday, so I decided to post this today.

Also it's not a book review. Well, not it the normal sense. Still, It was triggered by a book I read recently. So while I'm not going to mention the actual title, I want to discuss the content.

It's no secret that as well as other romance categories, I read erotic romance and erotica. And for those who don't know the difference between the two, I'll help you out.

Wikipedia has a good definition of Erotic Romance: 

"Erotic romance novels are stories written about the development of a romantic relationship through sexual interaction.[1] The sex is an inherent part of the story, character growth, and relationship development, and couldn’t be removed without damaging the storyline."


It goes on to say that...

"Erotic romance novels have romance as the main focus of the plot line, and they are characterized by strong, often explicit, sexual content.[3] The books can contain elements of any of the other romance subgenres, such as paranormal elements, chick lit, hen lit, historical fiction, etc. In fact, many erotic romance novels are often categorized by one of the categories already defined in the industry.

Erotic romance novels take the reader beyond the bedroom door where more traditional romance does not breach that barrier. The sex scenes, while explicit, are there for the purpose of character development."

Monday, 1 April 2013

#Interview Daydreamer Meets Author @Lindalou42 +eGift

Hello, everyone. This week I'm pleased to host new author Linda Bolton on my blog as she shares about writing and her debut book Take 2, a contemporary romance. Please make her feel welcome.

I'll be giving away a copy of her book, so make sure you leave a comment to enter the prize draw. A winner will be chosen at the end of the week.

Last week's winner of the Absolute Surrender eBook by Georgia Lyn Hunter is Divavixenqueen. Contact me to arrange delivery.

Now on to the interview. Here's what we've been chatting about.

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Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself


I live in Dallas and my first book, a contemporary romance, was published Dec 26, 2012. I have been writing since I was in high school but never took it seriously until a couple years ago. I work full time in HR and play with my granddaughter. I stay very busy between writing and having fun. Sometimes its hard to balance.


Q2) Have you always wanted to be an author?


I had poetry published but never really thought about becoming an author until after my daughter was grown and I seem to have too much time on my hands. I have a huge crush on Gerard Butler (movie actor - 300, Ugly Truth, P.S. I Love You, Bounty Hunter) and decided to do something with all my daydreaming.