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Saturday, 29 June 2013

#MySexySaturday Seven Sexy Paragraphs from 'Swap'



My Sexy Saturday belongs to Mike and Hailey and seven sexy paragraphs from what was my debut m/f erotic romance Swap. Here they are with some seriously naughty and forbidden in-law love...


Blurb: 

Hailey Hollinger has it all—a great husband, a fantastic career in journalism, good friends...and one hot brother—in—law that won’t stay out of her fantasies.

When Hailey Hollinger was eighteen she thought her boyfriend, Brent, was the best-looking guy around. That was until he introduced her to his older brother, Mike. From that moment on she had the biggest crush on him and he became the star of all her teenage fantasies.

Hailey’s all grown up now and has been married to Brent for three years. They have great careers, a nice house—they enjoy life and each other. Everything is supposed to be perfect. Except for that pesky little infatuation with her husband’s brother has never completely gone away.

A crush, by nature and definition, is supposed to be short-lived and should diminish over time. But, unfortunately for Hailey, it hasn’t, and it is beginning to mess with what she thinks should be perfection. And if her life is so great, why does she then find herself groping her brother-in-law in the cab of his truck like some sex—starved teenager? And the biggest question yet—why is he groping her right back?

Seven Sexy Paragraphs from Swap:

Something in his voice made every body part I owned turn liquid. In my head, I rushed to tell myself that he meant ‘like a brother’ and that he’d had a few beers, but his next words stopped my thought process cold.

“You might be the only thing I’ve ever envied about my little brother.”
 

Mike moved his hand to the side of my neck and grazed my cheek with his thumb. Then his lips were there, hovering in front of mine as if he were seeking permission. My senses swam with the possibilities. I pounced, seizing what might be my only opportunity to kiss him. I didn’t hold back—he experienced the full-on, ravenous impact of years of worship and sexual fantasies that had run the gamut from sweet, innocent, eighteen-year-old’s kisses to the tantalising nocturnal fantasy that I‘d created just the night before.
 

I flattened my chest against his, trying to get inside his coat. He spun me around and nudged me onto the seat of the truck. I didn’t want to separate from his lips, afraid that, if we lost contact, he would call a halt to this. So I fisted my hands into his shirt and hauled him in after me, opening my legs and welcoming him towards my heat. I crabbed towards the driver’s side, hitting the steering wheel, then released his shirt long enough to grope for the tilt-steering lever and pushed the wheel up to give us a little extra room. He was not a small man. The thought shot another little thrill through my already highly sensitised body.
 

He reached backward with one arm, trying to close the door, but I pulled him towards me with all my strength. I wanted to get as much as I could before he put a stop to this. I knew he would. He was too nice a guy to let this happen. What did that say about me?
 

“Let me get the door,” he said against my mouth, his breathing choppy and heavy.
 

I released him for long enough that he could reach behind him. The door clicked and I didn’t even have to coax him back—he was there and kissing me as I strained to get closer to him. I could feel his erection digging into my wet heat through my jeans. I rubbed my aching cunt shamelessly over his rock-hard cock. I couldn’t stop the sounds of need that kept erupting from the back of my throat. I wanted him more than I’d ever wanted anything, and at that very moment I didn’t care about anything else. Not Brent. Not Cheryl. Not even the fact that I was probably making a fool of myself. There was one thing on my mind, and that was getting him into my body.

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I hope you enjoyed this little sexy tease from Swap. Check out some other sexy snippets from the wonderful authors below. Have a Sexy Saturday...

Friday, 28 June 2013

Welcome Kay Dee Royal

I'm so excited! Today my special guest is a good friend and fellow MuseItUp sister, the fabulous Kay Dee Royal. Check out our interview then enjoy an excerpt from her latest release Savage Smoke. Book Two in the LIIA Lycan International Investigation Agency series. A Contemporary Erotic Paranormal Romance.


What was your favourite book as a child/teenager? 

I didn’t really have a favorite. I read most of the Classics, like Black Beauty, Heidi, Old Yeller, Huckleberry Fin and as I got older I went for the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys series ;) AND, then I found Science Fiction *grins*

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?

It wasn’t really a book in my hand, but movies that pulled at my heart strings…like 1,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Treasure Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth, War of the Worlds…I was a real science fiction geek. Lived for Double Creature Feature, Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, Dark Shadows, Creature of the Dark Lagoon, Jason and the Argonauts, The Blob…I loved them all ;)

Do you believe in love at first sight? And if so, have you ever been so afflicted? Did you do anything about it? (Did you go for it?)

I do believe in love at first sight…because I married him. Even though we grew up together…through school, we didn’t actually become a couple until our sophomore year. BUT, we both knew at an early age (from later conversations) we were meant to be together. We both had feelings about the other very early, and I want to say we first discovered each other with a look. Sort of like Divine intervention.

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

This makes me laugh…a little. I love my editors (Nancy Bell and Greta Gunnselman) and I asked Nancy how many ways can I say the words ~ arousal, aroused, and stimulated…truly, how many ways are there? LOL

The Lycan in my LIIA series live in a constant state of arousal for each other and are stimulated by oh so many things… *grins* Nancy assures me there’s a strong story behind all of that lusty behavior. Thank goodness!

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’ve discovered something about my “writing process” ~ I write like crazy and then…I stop. I’ll stop for weeks, maybe even a month, and then I purge out another twenty thousand words or so. It’s like I’m processing the story as I write it…like I’m listening for those story-stars to belch it out, even though I’m also running with an outline. If the story-stars don’t agree, well, what can I say;)
For the longest time I questioned this, wondering if other authors would name this a block…and perhaps it is, but I prefer to label it as my personal writing process and allow it to flow as it willJ

The end of Savage Smoke took months of writing and rewriting. Smoke insisted on redemption, and originally I thought it was his time to die…well, when you read the book, see what he’s gone and done. I think we kicked each other’s A**’s. *giggles*

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

I’m a lifer in Michigan…love the entire state. My husband and I are avid fisherman and there are so many beautiful pristine lakes to fishJ My husband is also a hunter, and there’s lots of areas full of game for hunting. To me, the perfect writing retreat is a beautiful view of nature. I’d love to live in Northern Michigan where my backyard is a forestJ I’m definitely not a city girl.

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

I think Chance would be my pick…I’m head over heels in love with him ;)

What are you reading right now?

I can’t list all of the books I’m reading…I read tons of books at the same time. Some fiction, some non-fiction…I usually have around ten to twenty books going at the same time, plus I edit a number of books;)

My favorite genre to read is erotic paranormal romance…but I’m gaining new appreciation for other sub-genres of romance, like Historical romance, Steampunk, Fantasy romance, and Romantic Comedy. Even have an erotic zombie thriller on my kindle;)

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

I hate to admit this, but there are so many authors I want to read, I find it difficult to stick with an entire series…and here I am writing one. If I’m hooked on the characters…I’m locked in, but a story without fully developed characters won’t keep me engaged.

If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be?

OH, HK, I hate reality shows…I’m living in a fantasy world, after all ;)

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

For years I went canoeing with a group of women down a river in Northern Michigan…we called ourselves the River Rangers (LOL) – even had our own song. So, I thought if I could do that and handle canoeing all of these years (like 20), I could handle white water rafting.

OH. My. GOSH. The water wasn’t the only thing white on that trip…my knuckles holding the oar, my face, my pale demeanor. Holy craps, my friend’s raft went over and my groups’ raft raced by it so fast there was no way we could stop or even slow down to help rescue her (she was under the raft). I was never so scared in my life…too many rocks, water too fast, and absolutely nowhere to stop and rest. My friend couldn’t swim either, for goodness sakes.

Thankfully, there are guides that can handle these types of incidents…she came out too scared to continue down the river, so was gratefully able to be picked up and driven back to our motel…and all it would have taken for me to get off that white water death trap was to tumble into the water *smiles* I have to admit, it was empowering to make it to the end without falling out.

Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you’d most like to get naughty with.

Are you familiar with the show Supernatural? Dean stole my heart with his clean-cut naughty boy persona, and his kick-butt hunter expertise, plus his voice…oh, my…kind of like Sam Elliot’s, but not. Sweet as pie…or dark and mysterious as chocolate…melts my insides just the same ;)

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

I’m still working on this one ;) My favorite social media is Twitter…but I still am not savvy on where to meet readers

Favourite movie?

A very old movie ~ An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Debra Kerr;) 
  
Dream Vacation?

A few weeks of lakeside serenity surrounded by rustic wooded area – I love nature…and of course, I would be writing or fishing with DH.

Dream Car?  

RV *grins* People who hang out in RV parks are some of the nicest people in the worldJ Everyone is on vacation.

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?

Mint chocolate chip

What can readers look forward to next?

Book 3 in the series, working title, Smoke ‘n Bliss J

Please tell us about your newest release.

Short and sweet version: Trevor (Right hand to the LIIA Alpha, Chance) is struggling over the loss of Lindsey to another, Chance has his hands full with Olivia’s condition, Jase goes missing in action, and Smoke escapes detection with a plan to take over the Elders Rule, and a few new story-stars enter with their own agendas.

Plus here’s the Sizzling HOT! Warning: Lots of two-somes, three-somes, even more-somes, like it stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.


Author: Kay Dee Royal

Title: Savage Smoke

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Muse It Hot Publishing

Release Date: June 2013

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Blurb:

Chance and his LIIA pack of agents search for rogue Lycan mastermind, Smoke, kidnapper of Lindsey and fifteen other human women he plans to use for procreating his own army.

Trevor, Chance’s right-hand Lycan, wants his mate back, but believes she’s fallen for her captor. Lindsey loves Trevor but believes he’s given up on her.

Will Trevor come around in time to rescue Lindsey and save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want back with Trevor after spending so long apart?

Short Excerpt:

So far, Smoke didn’t share Lindsey with other males, but she was aware of the orgies inside the central building. She heard a few women talk of them. Some even liked them, being surrounded by hard-bodied men hung like rocket launchers. Those women went at it without the use of the stimulation drug Smoke used on everyone else.

She was used to the little needle pricks and welcomed them. It made acting the part with Smoke so much easier, believing in her heart Trevor made love to her, but guarding that fact from Smoke by holding Trevor’s name in the secret place, locked safely away.

Lindsey understood some of the sexual attraction. She had that once, but she couldn’t go there in her mind. Smoke searched her thoughts almost daily and always found if she’d tapped into any memory nuggets of people she loved. He possessed psychic abilities others didn’t. Already, the thoughts of Trevor that had emerged she’d need to bury before Smoke returned.

If an orgy ensued during their pack meeting, Smoke would be preoccupied for a good while. She reached her arm underneath the mattress, where a few weeks ago she saw Smoke slide his journal. Lindsey had fallen asleep with her back to the fireplace. A crack of thunder wakened her in time to witness Smoke closing a journal and placing it beneath the mattress they shared.

            Lindsey touched its leather cover, wrapped her fingers around it, and hauled it out.


Author Bio: 

Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can reach her at her blog and find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.
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Thursday, 27 June 2013

July 1st I've Got a New Release - Now We're Even

This was a little surprise, even for me and after a quick week and flurry of activity Now We're Even will be released July 1st

Now We're Even was accepted by eXtasy books just recently. When the EIC contacted me and suggested we release on July the first, I jumped at the chance and the challenge. 

This is another little departure for me, a little mild bondage and dubious consent.  This story is a fun little romp compared to the heaviness of my last release with eXtasy. I hope you'll check it out.

BLURB:


College students Callie Read and Haines Bennett rub each other the wrong way. And that’s the way they like it. But there’s an undercurrent of sexual interest that has their mutual friends betting that it’s only a matter of time before they’re doing it the right way.


But after a typical Friday night partying at the local campus pub, Hainsey takes is upon himself to teach Callie a much needed lesson about teasing the wrong guy. For her own good, of course.

But tying her up while she’s passed out, he takes things a little too far.


The next weekend Callie retaliates, getting even and giving Hainsey some overdue instruction of his own. The proverbial tit for tat.
 
Can they bury the hatchet and call it even or have they effectively ruined an already precarious relationship with their raunchy one-upmanship?

Releasing July 1st. Happy Canada Day! :D from eXtasy Books

Saturday, 22 June 2013

#MySexySaturday Streetlight People


My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop... Seven Sexy Paragraphs of Streetlight People
Ménage á Trois M/F/F

Blurb:

We all have hidden desires. Sometimes we conceal them, even from ourselves.

Andrea, your average college co-ed, has signed up for some extra courses at the local university, but so far the only thing that has sparked her interest is the sexy guy on campus with the tight-fitting jeans, muscle-hugging T-shirt and ever-present shabby cowboy boots. From their fiery exchange of awareness, the admiration is not completely one-sided.

After a miserable day at her part-time job and a few drinks, Andi takes a walk, only to find herself in the arms of her campus crush, Street. As the two get to know each other rather robustly against a storefront window, Street’s girlfriend appears and issues a deliciously steamy proposition.

Andrea soon realises she’s about to get a crash course in down-and-dirty street smarts that she won’t soon forget, under the smouldering tutelage of Street and his exotic-looking girlfriend, Toni. Apparently, you can score anything on the street these days—even a threesome!

After a frenzied night of satisfying experimentation, Andi sneaks out while her two companions sleep, escaping the particularly awkward morning after. But in the stark light of day, Andi has to admit that her feelings for Street are more than simple infatuation, and Toni isn’t a part of the new equation.

Could Andrea possibly hope Street might feel the same?

SLP Excerpt:

“It’s okay, baby,” Street soothed. “It’s gonna feel so good.”
 

But I wasn’t scared anymore. I tensed, more in anticipation than fear. And the only thought that kept running through my head was that I wouldn’t be able to stand it. I might not get the chance to enjoy it at all. I was so turned on. I was so hot. My cunt was already on fire and eager, nerve endings rippling with the electricity of what was to come.
 

They worked in tandem, as if they’d choreographed it, or it was practised. I remembered Street saying that Toni had picked me. Did that mean they did this often? Just picked up some stranger on the street corner and took them home to play with? I didn’t want to think about that right now. I’d think on it later, when there weren’t two different tongues laving my nipples.
 

I looked down at them. Toni flicked my right nipple with her delicate pink tongue, while Street lapped at the left, his caress not as soft but just as arousing. They made eye contact and seemed to communicate silently, making their tongues do exactly the same tormenting, slow circuit, followed by a rapid flicking rhythm that had me teetering on the edge of a major orgasm. My hips moved of their own accord, twisting and grinding under Street’s hard body.
 

All of a sudden they stopped licking me and I watched as their heads drew together. Their lips met and I looked on as their tongues began to tangle.
 

I gasped at being left hanging, needing, wanting. Just as quickly, as if with one mind, they broke apart and licked a path softly, teasingly, down my stomach. My belly clenched and shuddered in response. I fell back onto the pillow and closed my eyes against the violent need snaking through me. One of them paused at my belly button and teased it maddeningly, giving me a preview of what I might expect on my burning clit—if they ever got that far. I just might explode at the thought of it before they’d even travelled that short distance.

The snap on my jeans was released for the second time tonight and one of them unzipped me. I lifted my hips and they stripped me of my jeans and panties. I was completely naked now. I couldn’t believe I was doing this, but thought I would die if we stopped now.

 ©Copyright HK Carlton 2013
Cover Art by Oliver Bennett ©Copyright March 2013
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Make sure to visit all the other My Sexy Saturday blog hop participants for some more sexy snippets!

Thanks for stopping and sampling my Streetlight Peeps...

 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

'Better Than Another Man' Release Day

My first m/m story Better Than Another Man and my first release with eXtasy is now available!!!

I'm really excited about this story. This is not a genre that I write in, or one that I particularly read. It is a new one for me and to my knowledge, this will most likely be the only m/m story that I produce, unless my muse has other ideas, but for now he is keeping silent. But when this story came to me, I had to get it down.

The story has already been described as very moving and real. These words meant a lot to me, because these men were very real to me while I was writing them. I feel like the relationship that Bryan and Carey have, is the kind of friendship and love that only a lucky few get to experience and the rest of us strive endlessly to find it. It doesn't matter what gender, we all just want to be loved.

I really hope that if  you choose to read this story that you will enjoy it. I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Thanks for stopping,
 H K

Blurb:

Better than Another Man is a love story between two best friends, Bryan and Carey. Bryan is straight and Carey is gay, but they stand by each other through the milestones of their lives, including Carey’s coming out.

But when a family tragedy strikes, Bryan turns to Carey for support, and their relationship moves in an unexpected direction.

Can a straight man and a gay man enter into an intimate relationship, or will it destroy their friendship forever?

Who knows Better Than Another Man…

contemporary, erotic, GLBT, mainstream with references to heterosexual acts

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Devil Take You Times Two??

Gard and I are in two places at once today. 

We're On The Bench with my friend and fellow Total-E-Bound mate Donna Gallagher (author of The League of Love Series), talking a little bit about writing and creating the villain/hero from my latest historical romance The Devil Take You from MuseItUp Publishing. I hope you'll stop by and check it out and read the excerpt.


And my favourite devil and anti-hero Gard Marschand is also showcased at the fabulous Chantel Rhondeau's (Author of Romantic Suspense) New Release feature over at her blog. There you can enjoy, yet another excerpt of TDTY.



I hope you'll stop by and see what Gard's all about.
H K


Friday, 7 June 2013

Look what I got...
My first book in PRINT...


Aren't they pretty! Thanks Total-E-Bound!