Sweet, Sexy, Scorching Giveaway Hop Kick-Off


There has been a lot of hype in the media lately regarding "mommy porn" books and the use of ereaders to hide what we’re reading. While we love our ereaders something fierce, it doesn’t mean we’re ashamed of what we’re reading. In fact, we love erotic romance books and want to share it!

People often assume that by reading erotic romance books you’re only reading sex- but it’s not true. There is a great story waiting to be told and so what if there’s a little hot sexin’ going on? It’s just like any other romance novel except with a little more heat and that makes it so much better! Sadly, the media portrays it as "offensive and abusive" to woman. Well, let’s show them they’re wrong!

So that is what this hop is all about. Starting on Monday, we will be kicking off this Sweet, Sexy, Scorching Giveaway Hop. We will be doing a month long giveaway hop with erotic romance authors showing you that there is more to the story than hot sex. It’s similar to the game of ‘Guess Who’. Each day will be dedicated to one author with lines, excerpts, blurbs or snippets from their books. The readers will then have to guess who the character is with a ‘Who Am I’ post and leave a comment on who they think it is. There will be five winners a week, and at the end of the hop there will be a chance at winning a grand prize of books and more. Make sure you check back on Monday when all the fun starts!

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REVIEW: Love's Captive by Myra Nour (Book 1 ~ Volarn Chronicles)

Title: Love’s Captive
Author: Myra Nour 
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing 
Series: Volarn Chronicles I
Genre: Sci-fi, Romance, Explicit 
Length: 322 pages 
Source: BTS Tours
Buy: New Concepts | Amazon | Smashwords

When Serena awakes, after a close and unpleasant encounter with some sort of stun gun, she very quickly learns that resistance is futile and escape only a yearned for dream. She, and the other Earth women Serena meets aboard ship with her, have been captured by the Moyds, interstellar merchants ..their mission, to procure fertile wives for the men of Volarn, where their race is endangered due to the wide-spread sterility of their own women. Learning this is at least some relief to the captured women, but Serena is disgusted to realize that they are nothing in these men’s eyes but baby makers. Regardless, she knows she has no choice but to face the fate that awaits her with as much dignity as she can muster. Once they arrive on Volarn, Serena learns that her assessment has not been entirely accurate. Using their power crystals in the Tarthra Ritual, the warriors approach the women with their crystals to find the mate most suited to them..a woman to love who can love them. Serena is chosen to become King Rhamus’ queen, but, just as she feels herself weakening to Rhamus’ romantic, passionate nature, Rhamus’ enemy, Xarath, abducts her. Rating: Contains explicit sex, graphic language and some violence.

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GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT: Vampire in Distress (Book #2 ~ Family Blood Ties series)

Title: Vampire in Distress
Author: Dale Mayer 
Publisher: Valley Publishing 
Series: Family Blood Ties, #2 
Genre: Paranormal, YA, Action, Adventure, Mystery / Thriller, Romance
Length: 68k words 
Source: CBLS

Buy: Amazon

Note: This is Book 2 in the Family Blood Ties series and picks up exactly where Book I left off.

When Tessa rallies friends and family to find her missing date, they uncover a secret…and start a war that causes ripples in all aspects of their lives.

A vampire with throwback human genes. Sixteen-year-old Tessa finds more than just her friend in this journey…she also finds herself in need of rescue … Imprisoned, she has to find a way to escape and reunite with her family before this war takes out those she loves.

The youngest of his ancient line. Eighteen-year-old Cody descends from flyer vampires wants Tessa back at his side where she belongs – even as he struggles with conflicting emotions about his best friend’s kid sister…

A human determined to protect his people. Seventeen year-old Jared thought his life was over then he finds out that his rescuers are vampires…how can he trust them? And then he finds out the truth about Tessa…and that she’s been taken, too…

Three brave souls struggle as war breaks out around them…a war that shows them no mercy.

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EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Vamipre in Denial by Dale Mayer (Book #1 ~ Family Blood Ties Series)

Title: Vampire in Denial
Author: Dale Mayer 
Publisher: Valley Publishing 
Series: Family Blood Ties, #1 
Genre: Paranormal, YA, Action, Adventure, Mystery / Thriller, Romance
Length: 68k words 
Source: CBLS

Buy: Amazon

Blood doesn’t just make her who she is…it also makes her what she is.

Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn’t hard enough, Tessa’s throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can’t get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the…blood.

Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle–high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He’s smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa’s dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date.

Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what?

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✯ Release Day ✯ Strengthened by Fire by Andrew Grey

Title: Strengthened by Fire
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Fire, #2
Release Date: August 8th 2012
Genre: M/M, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 103
Source: Author

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Lee Staunton and Dirk Krause have been seeing each other for a couple of months when they get the bad news: the firehouse they work at will be closed unless they can come up with the money to complete some maintenance and repairs. The union wants to stand and fight. There’s just one problem: the only suggestion for how to raise the money is Lee’s. And Dirk hates it.

Unfortunately, everyone else thinks Lee’s “Chicken and Beefcake” dinner—which they’ll attend in just their hats, boots, and fire pants—is a great idea, and Lee goes ahead with the organizing. But interference from the borough council and low ticket sales threaten to rain on Lee’s parade. If Dirk can’t put aside his pride and stubborn nature for one night, it could cost both him and Lee their jobs—never mind their relationship.

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Tasty Tuesday ♦ Blood Bound

Tasty Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by authors Tempeste O’Riley and Carrie Ann Ryan. Anyone can play as long as you have a WIP or Published Manuscript to tease wit.

Tasty Tuesday


Today I’m sharing a little bit from Blood Bound, book 2 of the House Millar series. 

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One Stubborn human and one reluctant vampire . . .
Whatever could they get up to . . ? 😉

“No! Not one of those,” came a strange, frantic voice a moment before I felt powerful hands grasping me, trying to throw me from Declán. Not the easiest thing since my legs were still wrapped around him, and he was still clutching me, moaning in the euphoria my bite had caused.

I let go of Declán, spinning quickly to address the attacker – obviously not one of our friends given the words. Dropping into a defensive stance in front of Declán, with a slight growl slipping out, I screamed, “Stop!” Desperately looking around to make sure there was only the one attacker.

My combat and voice abilities were lethal, my tracking ability however . . . Sigh.


How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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Why We Like To Scare Ourselves by Michelle Pickett, Author of Concilium

Title: Concilium
Author: Michelle K. Pickett
Series: Concilium, #1
Publisher: MuseItUp
Release: July 27th 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Romance, Horror 
Length:  338 pgs

Buy: Amazon | MuseItUp
Autograph: Kindlegraph

“A tale of deadly creatures and forbidden romance”

Leslee hit a strange animal with her car. Now she’s marked for death.

It was a simple car accident – the animal didn’t even die – but it drew the attention of the Cruor Imbibo. Driven by their insatiable need to feed, the secret society of Imbibo has devoured the dregs of civilization for centuries. Afraid Leslee will expose them, and put an end to their meal ticket, the Imbibo want her dead.

The Concilium is Leslee’s only protection. Guardian of the ancient secret and the protector of humans, the Concilium fights to control the Imbibo and end their feeding frenzy. Miller works for the Concilium. Keeping Leslee alive is his next assignment.

Now Leslee is on the run, and the only thing between her flesh and the snapping jaws of the Imbibo is Miller. He and Leslee quickly form a bond, but will falling in love make Miller’s job more difficult? Because if he fails, Leslee will be next on the Imbibo menu.

The Cruor Imbibo are coming, and they’re coming for Leslee.

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{Virtual Blitz} Dracula’s Secret by Linda Mercury, Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Dracula’s Secret
Author: Linda Mercury
Series: Blood Wings, #1
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Length:  202 pgs 

Buy: Amazon | ARe | Nook | Kensington Books


She calls herself Valerie Tate. One of the few vampires left on earth, as beautiful as she is powerful, Valerie has resisted her craving for human blood for years, just as she once hid her true gender. But the night she lays eyes on the most enticing man she’s ever seen, it’s game over. He radiates goodness and light—and searing sexual energy. Valerie must have him. Taste him. Consume him. For he is temptation—and he is her destiny…


Lance Soleil is a rugged war veteran who runs a homeless shelter in Portland. At first gaze, he knows what Valerie is—and wants her even more. But when he welcomes a pack of werewolves into his shelter, he attracts the attention of Valerie’s oldest rival—her bloodthirsty brother, Radu, who hopes to become the first vampire President of the United States. Valerie knows Radu has a hidden agenda, and with Lance’s help she is determined to stop his unholy rise to power. But first, she must risk their growing love by fully revealing herself—as the one and only Dracula…

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Interview with DUST OF MY WINGS Bestselling Paranormal Author Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Dust of My Wings
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Dante’s Circle, #1
Publisher: Fated Desires
Release Date: July 27th 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Length:  200

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Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.

Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.

Sneak Peek @ Chapter 1 of Dust of My Wings!

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