Always Cambridge

Always Cambridge
Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

Friday, 1 August 2014

#MySexySaturday Calculating Risk vs Reward

 Our Sexy Love ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7
Welcome to the 53rd week of My Sexy Saturday.

As we enter out second year of posting our sexy snippets for you, let’s reflect a moment on why we’re here. Each of us want to wow you with the sexy love between our characters. Love is what makes the word go round and as the line goes in a famous tune, all you need is love.

This week share with us your characters sexy love. Show us how they fell in love and how they plan to stay in love. Basically, as readers we all want to know about the love story. So share with us characters who aren’t afraid to show that they love someone. Share with us the characters that will be there a year, ten years or forever with someone they love. Pepper their existence with a clandestine rendezvous or a weekly event, show us why we love, love, love them. From the moment they meet their significant other, their first hot kiss, to the fulfillment of a dream, show us the wonders of finding, falling in love and loving your significant other. 

Although I wished to choose a snippet from my newest release AFTERLIFE, the Fifth book in the Always Cambridge Series, I couldn't risk giving too much away! :) So, today, I'm sharing a snip from Book Four, Law & Order : Crime & Chaos.

“What are you doing here?” I asked, my voice not above a harsh whisper. I was excited to see her but afraid as well. I knew she wouldn’t risk this unless it was bad.
 

She didn’t speak. Her breathing was shallow, fanning out across my jaw. Her hungry gaze roamed over my face. Her fingers traced the same path. With her thumb she lined my bottom lip right before her lips met mine. It started out soft, timid, because of our time apart. A kiss that just conveyed how much we’d missed each other and how wonderful it felt to know we were both still alive.
 

And then it turned hot, ravenous, probably ugly, but it felt so fuckin’ good. We were starving for each other. Mourning the loss. Missing one another. I guess it would never matter how much time passed between us. It would always be this way for us. I grabbed the back of her head and I devoured her mouth. I shifted on the desk, thrusting my hips into her.
 

Letting her know I wanted her. She whimpered into my mouth. I always knew when she made that sound she would surrender to me if it was what I wanted. I knew I could lay her out on this desk and do whatever I wanted and she wouldn’t stop me. I fought with my conscience. Randy would kill me. I tried to keep my mind on that thought when she took over the kiss, sliding her tongue over mine. Her legs tightened around my back and she used her amazing flexibility to ride me. I groaned at the contact of her heat. She wanted me, too.
 

I ripped my lips from hers, gasping. I flung my arm out behind us and I cleared the fuckin’ desk. I stood and placed her sweet ass on it. She started to recline, reaching welcoming arms to me. I put my knees on the desk and followed her down, bracing my arms on either side of her. She opened her knees and I nestled my straining erection right where it belonged. My lips found hers again and we resumed right where we left off.
 

She began to arch against me, straining, moaning my name. She reached for the button on my pants. I wanted to let her. I wanted this so bad, to be with her one last time. I wanted to fuck her. But I grabbed her hand, stopping her. I wanted to weep.
 

She wasn’t about to give up easily. She wiggled her wrist until I let her go and then she slid her greedy palm down the length of me. I couldn’t stop myself from pushing into her hand, groaning with need.
 

“Holly, we can’t.”
 

Her breath rushed. “Please, Victor,” she begged, wiggling against me. “I need you.”

Author Note: This series is a true saga in the sense that each new installment begins precisely where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence. 

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

And coming next month, September 1st, the conclusion...  
Always Holly...

I hope you enjoyed this week's excerpt. Don't forget to check out the other MSS authors from the list below.
Have a Sexy Saturday!

Compelling Drama! NEW Release - AFTERLIFE - (Always Cambridge Book Five) #suspense #FBI #WPP

 Headline: Holly Cambridge and Randy Phillips are dead!

Got your attention? 

Wow! It's almost over. The Always Cambridge Saga is nearly complete.
This whirlwind release schedule has been challenging at times, but we're almost done. Next month will be bitter sweet for me when we wrap it up. But let's not get ahead. Let's celebrate Book Five first! 

Afterlife the second last book in the Always Cambridge Family Saga Series is available today exclusively at eXtasyBooks. (expected Amazon launch date 
August 8)

The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge

Cover Design by Latrisha Waters


Dreams of second chances are only nightmares in the making.

Holly Cambridge and Randy Phillips are dead!

But they re-emerge in Witness Protection as Beth and Andy Gregory, far away from the mob life that nearly destroyed them.

Can Holly finally realize her dream and live in peace without the threat of violence shadowing her every step? Settle down in one place, put down roots with the husband and the loving family she’s always dreamed of?
 
Or will the Mayhue vendetta reach across the ocean and strike Holly where it hurts the most?

Author Note: This series is a true saga in the sense that each new installment begins precisely where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence. 

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

And coming next month, September 1st, the conclusion...  
Always Holly...

Monday, 28 July 2014

A NEW and Bestselling Release from Noelle Keaton The Billionaire’s Network @noellekeaton #mmromance

Please welcome back my friend and fellow author Noelle Keaton, with her latest and bestselling release, The Billionaire's Network! 


Thanks H K for having me back to Pick A Genre Already to share….

My Billionaire Obsession

Okay, obsession might be going a bit far in describing how I feel about billionaires.  However, after writing seven different stories featuring billionaires as the heroes, there’s no denying that my interest in them is more than casual.  I attribute my fascination to a couple of things.

Billionaires have a certain mystique about them.  To me, they always appear powerful and in control, seemingly untouchable.  That’s why it is fun to create stories that speculate as to what goes on behind the cool, calm, and collected surface.

I also find myself wondering what kinds of problems billionaires would have amidst their endless wealth.  What kind of problems could a person have when they have enough money to buy anything their heart desired?  Well, the search for love, problems of miscommunication, and the desire to find a soul mate are common themes and goals in the lives of people from each end of the economic strata as well as those in between.  It’s just that these struggles among the billionaire set happen to intrigue me enough to keep writing stories about them.  J

I hope you enjoy the excerpt from my latest e-book, The Billionaire’s Network, which is available at the Evernight Publishing and Amazon.


The Billionaire’s Network EXCERPT:

“We can’t do this,” Wes said moments before Rick’s lips brushed against his. While only the briefest of contacts, the mere touch sent sparks shooting through Wes that went straight to his dick, which started to throb.

“We’re not doing anything except getting reacquainted.”

Rick’s hand moved from Wes’ shoulder to a caress down his back, and rested near his tailbone. The motion sent an involuntary shudder down Wes’ spine, and he took another step back again.

“The situation is complicated enough with you buying NBS, which makes me your employee. I don’t think we should mess things up further by trying to pick up where we left off fifteen years ago. It would be a train wreck in the making.” Wes realized he was speaking too fast, and not making much sense. But he wanted to stay ahead of his own desires, which were demanding that he strip off his clothes and hop into the nearest bed with Rick.

“My owning NBS has nothing to do with what’s going on between us here and now, except that it brought us to this place here and now. If you don’t want anything to happen between us, that’s fine, but don’t use NBS as an excuse. Just tell me what you’re truly feeling, and we’ll figure out where to go from there.”

You make it sound so simple, Wes wanted to tell him. But then, nothing had ever been easy between them and he had no right to believe that would have changed all these years later. Underlying all their conflicts, a heated desire and yearning for each other always lingered. It was the reason he’d never been able to forget Rick, and why he found it impossible to walk away now.


Blurb:

No one is more surprised than network news anchor Wes Henley when his ex-boyfriend, media mogul and billionaire Rick Sheridan, buys the network where he works. Though it’s been fifteen years since their bitter breakup, it isn’t long before Wes and Rick rediscover their former passion for each other.

But their burgeoning relationship is threatened when Rick’s plans for the network tests Wes’ loyalty to his newsroom colleagues. Wes is forced to decide whether his love for Rick and hopes for their future together outweigh his dedication to his job and allegiance to his coworkers.



Where you can find Noelle

Friday, 25 July 2014

The Anniversary Edition #MySexySaturday - I Came For You #erotic #romanticsuspense

Our Sexy Year ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #OurSexyYear

Welcome to the 52nd week of My Sexy Saturday.

Wow! A whole year we’ve been entertaining people with our little bit of sexy. We say, let’s go for another one!!!

This is really all about the authors and readers this week. There’s no theme except to say that we are celebrating each and every one of you. And because this is in the middle of summer, we couldn’t decide on just what we wanted to do to celebrate, so we decided to hold off for you until Halloween or Christmas…decisions, decisions…we can’t decide which.

So…why don’t you all help us to decide…do you want our anniversary celebration to be held around Halloween or at Christmas? Either way, we’ll have fun and prizes galore…but you need to give us a hint here…and you can tell us by sending us an email at mysexysaturday@gmail.com with a subject line of ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION and tell us what you want. We’ll keep you posted on the outcome!

This week, all we want you to do is to share a sexy tidbit about anything your heart desires. 

Well, since anything goes this week, I'm going with the sexiest character I've ever had the pleasure to write... the dark dangerous, exotically sexy and arrogant, Victor Mayhue. Irresistible with a capital I
 
Here's a snippet from Misfortune of Birth Book Three in the Always Cambridge Series. I came for you...
 
I lifted Randi right off her feet. Her softness flattened out against my chest as I enjoyed her hot sweet mouth. I’d never been with someone as tiny as she was. I usually liked my women with a nice healthy booty as well as a bust. Everything about Randi was so compact, petite. Not that she didn’t have great tits. I’d admired all of her assets longingly on the yacht. Or as she bent over the desk at work. She was just so small, I was afraid I might hurt her. She was like a china doll and I was a bull.
 

“This. Is. So. Wrong,” she mumbled between kisses but she made no attempt to quit or let me go. I could have cheered in jubilation if I wasn’t so busy.
I set her on her feet though, giving her the choice. I could still step away from her now, if that was what she wanted, but not after much more. She clung to my shoulders.
 

“It might be wrong, but it feels so fuckin’ good,” I said, running my lips over her jaw and down her neck. Slowly, I began to unbutton her blouse. Her hands covered mine, stopping the action. I could have groaned out loud. This was the end. I’d moved too fast. Or maybe too slow. Perhaps I should have had her on the verge of something big before I’d attempted to take off her clothes. I could have had her begging. I looked down at her. Her gaze roamed over my mouth. I ran my tongue over my lower lip, slowly, shamelessly. Again, she bit her lip in that familiar gesture. I ran my thumb over it, smoothing her teeth away. “Hey, quit abusin’ that thing. I’m not done with it yet.”
I lowered my head and she shocked the shit out of me again, by letting me. I thought she’d been about to call it off. Could it really be this easy?
 

“I’m not thinking about Alex or Julie either,” she said against my mouth. It was the only way to talk, since neither one of us seemed to want to let the other go.
But I did stop. Confused. “Huh?”
 

“You’re right, it does feel fuckin’ good.” The expletive coming from her sweet lips caused my cock to jerk. “You’ve been drinking. You’re not thinking clearly. I don’t want you to regret this later on when you’re more yourself. I should go.”
 

I couldn’t believe her. She was concerned for me? “I’m not that drunk,” I defended. “You’re not taking advantage of me if that’s what you’re worried about. I know what’s going on here. I know precisely what I’m doing. I know exactly what you’re doing, and you’re doing it very well. I wanna fuck. Pure and simple.”
 

All of a sudden, her expression dulled. “And anyone will do?” she asked, cautiously.
 

“No. Not anyone will do. You. I need and want you. I came looking for you. There were lots of willing women at the bars. But I can’t think of anyone these days, but you. I can smell you. I can taste you. I wake up in the middle of the night and I think I’ve already had you. Maybe I’m taking advantage of you. I know you’re not happy with Alex. It’s why I came to the office—I came for you.”

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge

Author Note: The Always Cambridge Series is a true saga in the sense that each new installment begins precisely where the last ended. The books should be read in sequence.  

I hope you enjoyed this week's steamy snip. Don't forget to visit the talented MSS author's from the list below.

Have a Sexy Saturday!

Friday, 18 July 2014

#MySexySaturday - One Sexy Irishman #mmromance

My Sexy Howl ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #MSS51 

Welcome to the 51st week of My Sexy Saturday.

 

This week is all about my sexy howl.  And you all know what we mean…don’t you?

It’s all about the shifters this week. Those sexy beings that howl in the night. Or in the day when necessary. Shifters are downright sexy and if you have one, we want to see them.

This snip is from an upcoming release, part of the Wild Darkness Calls Collection. This excerpt comes from my series of short stories (the Lustful Possession Series) Book 5 Dark Seed. A little m/m action. I'm not saying Joel is a shifter— at this point in the story, we don't know exactly what he is, other than one sexy feckin' Irishman!


Completely naked, Mishel lounged with Joel in his bed after some intense rough and tumble sex. Letting his hand turn circles on Joel’s sculpted chest, Mish moved, looming over his lover. “Are ya ever gonna tell me about yourself?”

Inhaling deeply, Joel moved out from under him and stood, pulling on a pair of boxers. Mish followed him.

“You obviously have a gift...”

“A gift,” Joel scoffed. “Ya had it more right the day when ya asked me what I was. And ya might want ta dress now, because I’m certain, you’ll be runnin’ the opposite direction when I’ve finished.”

Gripping Joel’s shoulders tightly, Mish looked into his eyes. “You seem to know what I’m thinking and feeling at all times. I think you know I’ve no intention of going anywhere. Even though I question why you work for Haydn O’Conner, I’m still not inclined to run.”

Joel searched Mish’s gaze. “Men are usually afraid of me. Ya never have been. As you say, even though ya have questions, your mind is open. But then again, ya have a bit of protection tha’ I have not seen with most humans.”
         “Oh?” Mish leaned forward in interest.

I hope you enjoyed this little teaser from my upcoming release. Don't forget to check out the other MSS authors from the list below.


Have a Sexy Saturday!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Special Guest Historical Fiction Author David Cook @DavidCookAuthor

Please Welcome David Cook—'A New Voice' in historical fiction...


My thanks to David for agreeing to submit to my version of an author interview.

What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?

I would say Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and Robin McKinley's 'The Outlaws of Sherwood'. Both came at a time when I was beginning to enjoy reading rather than having to read at school. I was learning to love books.

Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?

In my teens I received Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Siege book for a Christmas present from my dad and I was hooked on the Napoleonic era. It has started a well, I won't give my age away, but its more than twenty-five years of love for that period of history.

 Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about?

I think I have too many passive voices, or basic grammar issues that gets passed these eyes. So i try to get other people to help. I run a free software programme called Editminion before giving it to friends (social media friends and colleagues rather than intimate ones) to critique. From there is goes through about 8-10 versions until i'm happy with it. Liberty or Death, my debut novella, I used the services of 3 people to review , then a professional editor overhauled it. Heart of Oak, I ended up using 10 people to review it.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?

I don't believe in it to be frank. I think writers just need to change what they're doing. Write something different, use another style and setting. I have days when I can't move past certain plots. I sometimes struggle to think of a sentence, but I keep at it.

I do believe in taking breaks too. Long walks in fresh air. Visit something different. Stuck at the screen for too long is unhealthy.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

For me it would be the convenience of everyday life, but secluded far away. At the time of this interview, I'm living the British Midlands. It'll do for now.

If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?

I would say Benedict of Sherwood, from my unpublished story of Robin Hood. He is very me, but far better in every way possible. He lived a full life and would have lots of interesting things to say.

What are you reading right now?

I'm reading a host of non-fiction about the Battle of Waterloo. I won't bore you, but I have a large number of books on the subject and I'm researching for my novella in The Soldier Chronicles series about the campaign. My desk is cluttered with tomes.

Fiction - I am reading James Aitcheson's Norman Conquest series, G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) and Bernard Cornwell's Making of England series.

When you read, do you prefer a stand-alone or a series?

No preference. As long as it grips me. 

What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I moved from the UK to Iceland to be with my then girlfriend where I stayed for 3 years. That was exciting. Many years later and with a different partner I got married, and became a father. It's all crazy, dangerous and exciting!

What is your favourite way to promote or connect with fans?

I've only just started out so I've been trying facebook, Goodreads and Twitter mainly. I try to get my name out there where possible and love to answer questions from anyone. And I had good success with fans on helping to choose my second novella's ebook cover on facebook. I advertised on a facebook group a free read of an unpublished story in the Napoleonic series and had sixty requests to read it. It's not a bad start for someone unknown.

As a writer, I can’t stick to one genre. I write what moves me at the moment. I follow the muse, inspiration, whatever you want to call it. Hence the name of this blog. And I’m always fascinated to know if it is the same for other writers who genre hop like I do. And since I have David on the hot seat, I’m gonna put it to him. The question, that is. Naughty minds! I know he’s thinking of breaking genre, so David, my question is, Why? :)
 
I have a few ideas in my head for other genres. I won't name them all at this time, but I think they work so for me, it doesn't matter what genre the story falls under. It's whether the story is good enough for people to like.

I also know, David self publishes. I know a lot of authors are going this way. I think it is incredibly brave. What made you self-pub? Can you share the pros and cons as you have found so far? And what advice would you give a writer who is thinking of going that route?

I sent off a story (in my head its 12 volumes in the series) to agents back in 2008. In the lull of the big wait to find out if I had representation, I wrote back stories which form The Soldier Chronicles - snapshots of military men, spanning the years between 1794-1815. Then I didn't get anywhere with it, so instead, slightly despondent, I wrote the Robin Hood story which is based on the oldest records we have. A different style, first person. I wrote that between 2009-2013 - in the meantime getting married and becoming a father, plus relocating and changing jobs - tough slog .

By 2013 I hadn't gotten anywhere with that story either so going through my stories I looked into self-publishing. I was happy with the work, found a graphic designer and started with Amazon. I'm now with Amazon and publish through Smashwords too. It's been a learning curve, the formatting side. Getting it right - I've certainly sweated over it.

The ebook covers have been fun to choose and involve the fans as I said earlier. I will continue to self-publish - I'm not in it for the money, I want to build reputation first and grow.

The Quickies!

Favourite movie?
       Star Wars: A New Hope
  
Dream Vacation?
       To visit the States and Canada

Dream Car?
       An Audi Q8

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?
       Rum and Raisin

What can readers look forward to next?

Blood on the Snow is to be released in September on all ebook formats and is the third in The Soldier Chronicles series. It's a story of bravery and self-sacrifice against impossible odds. The fourth will follow in January.

Author Bio:

David Cook is from Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, but now lives in Leicestershire with his wife and young son.

David has been interested in history since his school days, and developed a love for the Napoleonic Wars era from his father, who painted and amassed a lead model army of the Battle of Waterloo. From there, David became fascinated with The English Civil Wars, the Wars of the Roses and English medieval history, particularly the legend of Robin Hood. David is writing a novel entitled The Wolfshead, a story of Robin, but based on the original medieval ballads as the source.




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Heart of Oak (The Soldier Chronicles Book 2)


It is December, 1799, and Captain of Marines Simon Gamble has been sent behind enemy lines to capture an impregnable fortress called Dominance on the Maltese island of Gozo.

Gamble must lead his lightly-armed men against the prime veteran soldiers of France, in a daring and brutal fight where there can only be one winner.
Success means freedom for the Gozitans from their French oppressors; failure means the marines face an unmarked grave on foreign soil.

A hero and a soldier to some, but certainly no gentleman, Gamble; battle-scarred and haunted by the horrific bloodshed at the Siege of Acre prior to this mission, must fight a new guileful enemy, even if the price means death or dishonour.

This is Gamble's toughest fight yet, and one he knows he cannot afford to fail.

For the ultimate battle will be for revenge.

Heart of Oak, is an authentic historical story set during the liberation of the Maltese Islands, the second novella in The Soldier Chronicles series. 

Book One (The Soldier Chronicles)


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