Monday, 24 February 2014

It’s All About the Research: @AdrianaKraft on how The Unmasking #book came to be

Happy Monday, readers. Today I am happy to welcome a new guest to my blog, author Adriana Kraft. She tells us how she did the research for her latest novel, The Unmasking.
Be sure to make her feel welcome. I will gift one lucky person who leaves a comment with a copy of this ebook. So be sure to leave her a comment.

Over to you, Adriana...



It’s All About the Research
 
Authors of erotic romance often get teased about what kind of research they might delve into for the sake of their books – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…**snicker, giggle, knowing wink.** 



The research my husband and I engaged in for this spicy romantic suspense is a little different – some might say, it’s been our entire lives. We’ve both taught at universities (that’s where we met) and we know the academic life from the inside. The choices and struggles faced by our professorial hero, Anthropologist Matt Bayfield, are more familiar than we might like to admit. 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Do you want me to stop? #SexySnippets from Scores #PassionShieldsSeries

Welcome back to Sexy Snippets. This weekly meme is hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers where we share seven sentences from a published book or work-in-progress. If you're a writer, feel free to join us by signing up at the Sexy Snippets page. Sign up opens every Tuesday and closes midnight every Saturday (UK time).

If you read my mid-week tease over at the Passion Shields blog, you'll know I've started writing the 3rd book in the series, Scores. I must confess the story is practically writing itself. It's probably because I've come to know Benjamin and Selina so much as I've watched their relationship develop through time, although I'm discovering new things about them too.

Like in this scene in a night club. At the start of their relationship, Selina would've called a halt at the drop of a hat. But it seems Benjamin has unleashed an exhibitionist after all. Or has he?

This is unedited. Enjoy my sexy 7 sentences.

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"In the meantime, you're going to come all over my hand."
Here and now; In public?
"Ben..." Her voice was husky as she struggled to get air into her lungs. She let her eyelids flutter shut. "I..."
She couldn’t even articulate her thoughts. They'd vanished into the icy smoke of the dance floor as his hand trailed upward against her bare thigh, bunching the corner of her dress.
Warm, rough palm settled on her left hip, inches from where she needed him most.
"Do you want me to stop?"
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I hope you enjoyed it. Leave me a comment. I love to read them.
Check out the other sexy snippets this week. Happy Sunday!

Monday, 17 February 2014

It is here--A Valentine Challenge in paperback #asmsg #contemporary #multicultural

For my beautiful readers who say " Kiru, I want to read your books but I only read paperbacks" this one's for you and all the other digiphobes (I just made that up) / technophobes / cyberphobes out there.

A Valentine Challenge is out in paperback. You can now order it via Amazon US | Amazon UK and soon from other outlets.

There is also a book tour going on, hosted by Love Bites and Silk. I'm giving away an Amazon gift card. So make sure you visit some of the stops and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads paperback giveaway. The winners have been chosen and they are:





Congratulations! The books will be on their way to you shortly.




A Valentine Challenge – Blurb
 Challenge Series – Three friends. Three challenges.
Are they willing to risk everything for love? 
Book 1 – A Valentine Challenge

"Two strong characters collide in this passionate and heart-warming tale." ~ Readers Suite.

Life is good for ex-soldier turned entrepreneur Michael Ede. Or so he thinks. When his friends set him a challenge to exorcise the memory of a woman from his past, he expects it to be a walk in the park.

Socialite Kasie Bosa is spitting fire at men. Her long-term boyfriend has asked for a break via text message of all things. Fuming, she’s told him to go take a dive off the nearest bridge. So the next man who crosses her path is at risk of being shredded with her spa manicured nails.

Bad news for Michael who has chosen her as the object of his challenge. But neither of them can deny the sizzling chemistry between them nor control their responses, it seems. It’s the season of love. Will they escape unscathed?


Available in eBook from:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble

Read the full chapter one here. 

 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

He'd promised to be gentle #sexysnippets A Valentine Challenge #book

Welcome back to Sexy Snippets. This weekly meme is hosted by The Nuthouse Scribblers where we share seven sentences from a published book or work-in-progress. If you're a writer, feel free to join us by signing up at the Sexy Snippets page. Sign up opens every Tuesday and closes midnight every Saturday (UK time).

I'm excited to announce that A Valentine Challenge is now available in paperback. You can pick up a copy from Amazon. And here's another snippet from it.
You can read the full chapter one here.

~*~


He’d promised himself their first time together he’d be gentle and take it easy. Not like the crazy passion-filled incident the other night in the car.

Yet now he knew he was close to losing his control. Whereas the other night, she’d let him take the lead. Tonight she wasn’t being shy about showing what she wanted. The way she touched him, her soft moans, the way she moved her body showed him without a doubt what she wanted--him. And it was driving him crazy.

~*~
I hope you enjoyed it. Leave me a comment and check out the other sexy snippets this week.

Monday, 10 February 2014

What would you do if your love vanished? @LSJRomance tells us #DarkTalesDiaries #booktour


Thanks for having me on your blog today to talk about my Dark Tales Diaries series, part of the Romance on the Go Line from Evernight Publishing.

Question: If you loved someone and one day they just vanished from your life, what would you do to try and find them?

My answer: Anything earthly possible.

The inspiration for this BDSM series of short stories sparked from a casual conversation with the love of my life. Two words, “Dark Tales,” poked at me. From there, I sat down and typed non-stop. Dark Tales Diaries: Volume One and the life of Tristan Blackthorn spilled out upon the “pages” of my laptop.

What is your ideal Valentine's Day gift? #KindlePaperwhite #Giftcards #eBooks

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Gift Hop as we celebrate love, sex, and all things books! Our grand prize will be a Kindle Paperwhite and digital new adult romance basket. Every comment on every blog in the hop will count as an entry toward either of the grand prizes.


Over here I'm showcasing the upcoming paperback release of my Valentine novella, A Valentine Challenge. The eBook is currently available for $0.99 and the paperback is out 14 February. Here is a snippet. You can also read the full Chapter One HERE.




Blurb:
Life is good for ex-soldier turned entrepreneur Michael Ede. Or so he thinks. When his friends set him a challenge to exorcise the memory of a woman from his past, he expects it to be a walk in the park.

Socialite Kasie Bosa is spitting fire at men. Her long-term boyfriend has asked for a break via text message of all things. Fuming, she’s told him to go take a dive off the nearest bridge. So the next man who crosses her path is at risk of being shredded with her spa manicured nails.

Bad news for Michael who has chosen her as the object of his challenge. But neither of them can deny the sizzling chemistry between them nor control their responses, it seems. It’s the season of love. Will they escape unscathed?


Available NOW in eBook from:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Barnes & Noble

Out in paperback: 14 February 2014


CONTEST:
Complete the rafflecopter for your chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Remember to leave a comment to be entered into the Grand Prize draw to win a Kindle Paperwhite or Digital book basket.

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