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Friday, 31 January 2014

A Girl By Any Other Name @MKSchiller @Totally_Bound

Please welcome fellow Totally Bound author MK Schiller...
 

What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?

I loved VC Andrews books – her novels was dark, addicting and sweet at the same time.

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?

I have to give props to EL James. I never thought I’d like a man with BDSM desires and mommy issues, but yep, I sure as heck fell in love with him.

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 think of it more as interest at first sight. Love at first sight has too much emphasis in the physical. I want to lust someone’s body but fall in love with their mind.

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

Penetrating…lol.

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

Yes, I get blocked, but I usually take a break and read or watch TV. Talking to someone about your book helps a great deal too.

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

Somewhere warm – we’re about to get an avalanche of snow so that’s my vote right now.

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


I think Dillon from The Other C-Word because he’s adorable, funny and a great best friend.

What are you reading right now?

Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard.

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

I prefer stand-alone or if it a series, one where each book has a conclusion.

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

Big Brother – although I’d probably be awful at it. I love that it’s all mind games.

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

Hmmm….I plead the 5th on this one. I was a wild child once upon a time, and I’m still wondering if that will catch up with me.  I will tell you I once out drank a biker in a dive bar when I was sixteen. I beat him shot for shot. I was very sick the next day, but hey, you don’t get bragging rights like that without any scars.  You know what they say – every bad decision becomes a good story.

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

Chris Pine or Charlie Hunnam – both were muses for my books.

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

I like it when a fan reaches out to me or I’m able to comment on a review they have left. I like it to be a natural process.

Favourite movie?

Hard to say, but I do love 80’s teen angst dramas so The Breakfast Club, St Elmo’s fire, and Say Anything are tops on my list.  

Dream Vacation?

A cruise somewhere tropical.

Dream Car?

1969 white Mustang Convertible.

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?

Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.

What can readers look forward to next?

I have a novella in Totally Bound’s Paramour collection. I’m excited to have my story featured with some very talented authors.


Please tell us about your newest release.

This is a story about secrets, childhood love, and a traumatic separation. The hero is a southern all around popular boy, Caleb Tanner. He has a big heart and a penchant for swearing. As a child of the 80’s, I added a few grand gestures, a rocking soundtrack, and a healthy heaping of angst.
 
Blurb –

Everyone tells him he needs to move on, but how can a man function without his heart?

Ten-year-old Caleb Tanner wants nothing to do with Sylvie Cranston, the annoying weird girl who moves next door to him and gets him in trouble for swearing. But at twelve, they become friends when he teaches her how to hook a fishing line and she shows him the value of a selfless act. At fourteen, he falls in love with her.

At sixteen, she dies.

Or so he’s told. But Cal never believes it. Sylvie has become part of his soul. He knows her like the steady beating of his own heart. He’d know if she was dead. Cal looks for her, prays for her and finally he just waits for her.

Nine years later, she walks into the community college English class Cal is teaching. Only this girl claims her name is Sophie Becker and she doesn’t know him. Cal knows better. He’s determined to get the girl he loves back—and protect her from the danger that took her away all those years ago.

Genre: Contemporary suspense romance
EXCERPT :

The worst part of being a kid was that you never knew how good you had it until it was too late.

Childhood was simple. My parents told me it was because I didn’t have bills to pay or mouths to feed, but it was more than that. It was because nothing was planned. When you didn’t plan for it, you didn’t worry about the consequences. They just happened naturally without the coercion, manipulation or mindfuck games that came with becoming an adult.

I never planned for Sylvie Cranston to be my best friend. I never expected her to be the muse in all my dreams, or the girl who later haunted my nightmares. I certainly never planned to fall in love with her, but that was exactly what happened.

Everyone told me I needed to move on. That was like asking me to pierce my own flesh and crush my empty, beating heart. They wanted me to toss it away and continue to breathe. How could a man function without his heart?


Author Bio 

MK Schiller is a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. Writing is her passion, but with a full time life and two busy teenagers, it proves difficult. But in the quiet dark of night, she sits by the warm glow of a computer monitor, and attempt to conjure up passionate heartwarming stories with plenty of humour.

She started imagining stories in her head at a very young age. In fact, friends started making requests for stories where they were featured as the heroine and the object of their affection was the hero. You've heard of fan fiction... this was friend fiction.

Even with that, it took many years to realize her dream. She hopes you enjoy my stories and always find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor. 

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My Pleasure MK!

Don't forget to Join the Totally Bound Party On Facebook Monday February 10, 2014 9:30am to 11:30pm UTC — MK will be there!

 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Donna Gallagher's Cassie's Choice Book Blitz + #Giveaway @donnag63 @IMR_Promotions



Cassies Choice by Donna Gallagher
Title: Cassies Choice
Series: - League of Love, book 7
Author: Donna Gallagher
Publication Date: 24th January 2014
Published by: Totally Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Erotic

Book Synopsis:

One night of regret and a simple lack of communication lead to two miserable years apart. What will happen when the two broken-hearted are forced to reunite?
 
One night has haunted Cassie for over two years. After agreeing to something she didnt feel sure about, all for the sake of a manor more correctly, her fear of losing him, she is still consumed with thoughts of her past.

Although a few years younger than her Riley Walters was all man, in and out of the bedroom. So much so that Cassie believed he would tire of her sexual inexperience quickly. For him she was just a bit of funhe never said anything to her to make her doubt that assumption. The reason she put herself in such an uncomfortable situation in the first place to keep him happy. Of course it didnt help. Riley disappeared from her life and never had anything to do with her again. Now hes back, part of her social circle, leaving Cassie to find a way to deal with the attraction she still feels for him even after two years of trying to convince herself otherwise.

Riley was horrified at how much rage he felt that night. Memories of a trauma from childhood quickly surfaced He was terrified that he was becoming a monster, just like the man from his memory. Cassandra Davies filled his mind, his every thought, his obsession. Now hes been offered a position at the Jets Rugby League Club, and an opportunity to work alongside the people he called family, which is something hed always dreamed ofbut how will he survive being around Cassie if he cant drag her into his arms and back to his bed and never let her leave.
 
Book Links: 
Totally Bound  
Goodreads 
Amazon
ARe 
 
Author Bio:

Sydney-born Donna Gallagher decided at an early age that life needed be tackled head on. Leaving home at fifteen, she supported herself through her teen years. In her twenties she married a professional sportsman, her love of sportespecially rugby leagueprobably overriding her good sense.

The sevenyear marriage was an adventure. There were the emotional ups and downs of having a husband with a public profile in a sometimes glamorous but always highpressure field. There were always interesting characters to meet and observe, and even the opportunity to live for a time in the UK.

Eventually Donna returned home a single woman, but she never lost her passion for watching sport, as well as the people in and around it.

Now happily re-married and with three sons, Donna loves coffee mornings with her female friends, sorting through problems from the personal to the international. But she's on even footing with the keenest man when it comes to watching and talking rugby league.

Donna considers herself something of a black sheep in a family of high achievers. Her brother has a doctorate in mathematics and her sister is a wellknown Australian sports journalist.
An avid reader, especially of romance, Donna finally found she couldn't stop the characters residing in her imagination from spilling onto paper. Naturally, rugby league is the backdrop to her spicy tales of hunky heroes and spunky heroines overcoming adversity to eventually find true love.

Author Links: 

Series Information -  League of Love Series Links


Series Information -  League of Love Series Links


Caitlins Hero, #1               Amazon     ARe

Mandys He-man,#2        Amazon     ARe

Lauras Light, #3               Amazon     ARe

Pippas Fantasy, #4            Amazon    ARe

Emily’s Cowboy,#5            Amazon     ARe 

Sarahs Soldier, #6            Amazon     ARe

Cassie's Choice, #7         Amazon     ARe



Emilys Cowboy and Sarahs Soldier are both ARRA finalists in Best Erotic Romance Book

League of Love Series - ARRA finalist in Favourite Continuing Romance Series
       
Im a finalist in ARRA Favourite Romance Author category.


Giveaway Information

Donna is offering a $20 Amazon gift voucher and 3 copies of Caitlins Hero, League of Love book 1
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:
 
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Monday, 27 January 2014

2 book #Giveaway #Contest #Ménage #mff

In celebration of my latest m/f/f ménage release with Totally Bound, The Best of Both Worlds, I'm doing a giveaway. And if you read to the end of this post, answer the question and leave your answer along with an email address in the comments section, you'll be entered in for a chance to win not just one, but two ebooks.

 BLURB: The Best of Both Worlds

Single white female seeks perfect couple…

After participating in a threesome with her boyfriend and a female schoolmate, Antoinette Oakes finds herself alone. But Toni is less upset by the loss of her boyfriend than she is by the realisation that her idea of the perfect relationship requires two people. A man and a woman.

The week before graduation, in the midst of setting up job interviews and apartment hunting in New York, Toni is summoned back home to Manchester, Georgia—a place she swore she’d never return to—and to a father she has no desire to see. The last thing Toni expects is to rekindle old feelings for her high school beau, Griffin, let alone reawaken a past infatuation with her former best girlfriend, Avery, with whom she once shared a passionate kiss and a little bit more.

But keeping her eye on the ultimate prize, Toni is determined to move to New York, where the impossible dream of finding that perfect couple just might be possible. Something the small town intolerant community she grew up in would never understand. Toni wants the best of both worlds and will settle for nothing less, even if that means leaving Griffin and Avery behind, for a second time
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The Best of Both Worlds is all about Toni striving to find her perfect and permanent polyamorous relationship. But before that, Toni shared an unforgettable threesome with Street and Andi from the first book Streetlight People.

BLURB: Streetlight People
 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?


Here's an excerpt from Streetlight People

Street swept me up in his arms, as if I weighed nothing, and took me to their bedroom. He set me gently on the bed then pulled his T-shirt over his head. My heart tripped at the sight of his bare chest and tanned, bulging biceps. I opened my arms to him. He levered himself above me and kneed my legs open, settling his hips between my legs. The weight of his big body felt good bearing down on me.
 

We went straight back to kissing each other crazily, all tongues and teeth, nipping and teasing, hot and hungry. It was a good thing I was already lying down, because this was the kind of kiss that would normally have made my knees buckle. I ran my hands over his back, exploring his hardness.
 

I could feel myself relaxing by degrees, as though a slow wave of warmth was flooding my body from top to bottom. I wondered for a split second if she’d slipped a little something more into my drink than just the rum because, as I began to unwind, the thought of touching Toni didn’t seem so wrong to me anymore. I actually wanted to. I mean, I still wanted to touch Street more, but I also thought that her and me touching each other might turn him on too.

But I didn’t have time to think for long because Street kissed down my neck
and chest, finally pausing to take my nipple back into his mouth and circling his tongue around the tight bud. I closed my eyes and savoured the tension growing inside me. I felt his hand encircle my other breast and begin the same slow swirl with his finger. I started to rock my hips against him, needing the added pressure.
 

The bed dipped with Toni’s weight and I felt her body spoon against my side—and Street’s too, since he was mostly on top of me. I felt her warm breath on my skin and I tensed.
 

“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 H K Carlton 2013

Now, for what you've all been waiting for, here's the contest/giveaway. 

I will be giving away to one lucky commenterboth books an e-book of Streetlight People and the sequel The Best of Both Worlds

And the skill testing question is...
What is Toni/Annie's complete first name? 
HINT:  
Check The Best of Both Worlds blurb displayed near the top of this post.

Leave your answer in the comments below and on January 30th, I will pick one winner. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed the excerpts.

Until then my Streetlight Peeps...Take Care and Happy Reading.

H K

Saturday, 25 January 2014

#MySexySaturday ~ That Loving Feeling

 
Welcome to the 33nd week of My Sexy Saturday. 
  
Have you ever read about characters and wondered where their loving feelings have gone? Face it, we love characters coming back together after a fight, a long hiatus from each other or maybe it was a lifetime. We love seeing those characters getting their sexy back, remembering how it was to love someone. 


Here's a snip from Lost Time (erotic time-travel romance)

“What are ya doin’ to me?” he pleaded. “I feel like I know ya, lass. I want nuthin’ more than to kiss ya.”
 

“Do it,” she challenged him breathlessly.

Llach barely moved and his lips were on Hannah’s. He closed his eyes when she opened to him and took control of her mouth. As soon as he did, flashes of her naked, writhing beneath him, blinded him behind his closed lids. Glimpses of various beautiful body parts danced evocatively through his mind. Of her on top of him, kissing his chest. It was more than just wishing to see her like that. It was more like a memory.
 

Llachlan wrenched his mouth from hers. “Why do I know ya?” His chest heaved. “Why do I know that ya have a tattoo on the inside of your wrist?” His thumb stroked the soft skin there.
 

“The same reason that I know that you have one on your left bicep,” she answered, also breathing hard. She wrapped her hands around his upper arms, holding him tightly as he tensed at her words. “You know me.” She stared deeply into his eyes.
 

“How can I know that you have another just above your lovely left breast?” He imagined his lips closing over it and sucking softly, even though he could not remember exactly what the image depicted.
 

Hannah took hold of his chin. “Because you know me,” she whispered, as her lips closed over his. She went wild in his arms, pressing her lovely little body against his hard one. She didn’t kiss him timidly, like a guy expected a woman he’d just met to do. There was no exploration or awkwardness. She just went at him like a lover, driving him to forget to be gentle, driving the blackness in him to take over.
 

Her fingers battled with the clasp of his jeans as she palmed the length of his painful erection. He couldn’t stifle the growl that erupted from his chest.
 

He snaked his hand down her stomach, heading for the destination that his hungry cock wanted to be. He thumbed the button open and slid down the nylon zipper. “And how do I know that when I reach down here you will be as smooth as silk?” He slid his hand into her panties and groaned loudly when he found exactly what he knew would be there. “Oh God, it feels beautiful.” He slicked his fingers into the soft folds of her wonderfully wet cunt.He slipped a finger inside her. She gasped and clenched around him just as he’d known she would.
 

“I feel like I have already loved ya,” he murmured against her temple. “Not like my excitement for ya is new, but that I have already sunk myself into your sweet heat and I canna wait to get back there.”

 ©Copyright H K Carlton
 
Lost Time ebook edition  Totally Bound     Amazon Canada    Amazon US      
Amazon UK   All Romance Ebooks      Barnes&Noble         BookStrand
Lost Time In Print 
Blurb:

Within this frame, his curse is time…

Hannah Keys thinks she's setting off on the trip of her dreams, but after one mishap after another—beginning with her best friend abandoning her in the airport and ending with the man of her dreams dead—she's renaming it the vacation from hell.

When Hannah Keys discovers a four-hundred-year-old portrait in Wales, she is intrigued and somewhat saddened by the handsome Highlander portrayed by the artist's masterful, lifelike strokes. But when she runs into the majorly hunky model for the painting—in the flesh, in the middle of the night—she learns first-hand all about masterful strokes when she shares a night of medieval passion with him.

Lockhart Munro has been cursed inside the portrait until he meets Hannah Keys. For four hundred years, no one has heard him or seen him, let alone touched him. The one woman who can do all these things may be the key to his long-awaited freedom.

But if Hannah sets Lockhart free from his prison, will she be cursed to spend the rest of her lifetime without him?

Or perhaps freeing Lockhart will be just the beginning…

 I hope you enjoyed this week's excerpt from Lost Time. Don't forget to check out the other My Sexy Saturday authors from the list below.


Have a Sexy Saturday!