Always Cambridge

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

Friday, 27 June 2014

#MySexySaturday A Steamy Snip from Misfortune of Birth #AlwaysCambridge #RomanticSuspense

For this week's My Sexy Saturday, a snip from Book Three in the Always Cambridge Series Misfortune of Birth. 

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. 
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Holly Cambridge barely recognizes herself anymore. Pretending to be another person is beginning to wear thin. Disguised as Randi Yates, she entangles herself into the perilous life of the irresistible Victor Mayhue. But day by day, she falls more desperately and impossibly in love with her natural enemy. Together they explore a highly sexual, dark and dangerous relationship. The lines between right and wrong and good and evil, begin to blur. And while attempting to shield and protect Victor from the Feds and even his own family, Holly loses sight of her original goal.

Victor understands her more than anyone she’s ever met. Essentially they have lived the same life. He is her other half. But once he discovers who she really is and what she’s done, there will be no going back. Victor Mayhue is not a second chance kind of guy.

And in the end, one of them will be forced to face their true nature.


Excerpt:

I kind of expected her to fight me or push me away and when she didn’t, it more than pleased me. It fired me, spurred me on to get as much as I could just in case she changed her mind. There would be no interruptions this time to remind her to stop. No crying or laughing child. No interfering mother.

Gently, she pushed at my shoulder so I would stop leaning over her, I assumed. As soon as I straightened she threw her arms around my neck and fed on my mouth. Fuck! She felt so fuckin’ good. Why had we deprived ourselves of this all this time? Julie and Alex be damned.
 

I’d been intrigued by her from the minute she walked into my office and introduced herself. She was one of those women you fantasized about. Like I’d fantasized about Holly Cambridge, when I was a teenager. Someone you craved but knew you could never have. Holly because we were supposed to be enemies and she was too good and sensible to run with me and Randi because she was Julie’s cousin. Maybe that was the heightened draw. They were both forbidden, unattainable. And for a guy like me, that was unacceptable. I always got what I wanted.
 

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.

Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge


  Author Note: These novels should be read in sequence. The first five nstallments end in To Be Continued...

I hope you enjoyed today's MSS. Don't forget to check out the other My Sexy Saturday Blog Hoppers from the list below.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

NEW from Lisabet Sarai The Eyes of Bast - It Started with a Sex Toy


Something new from the fabulous Lisabet Sarai...

A Sex Toy Started It All

Funny how things work out. The first chapter of my new novella, The Eyes of Bast, started life as a disguised promo post for an adult toy vendor.

A marketing person contacted me by email, asking if I'd be willing write a blog post about their shop and their products. In return, they offered me a gift certificate which I could either use myself or offer as a prize to my readers.

At first I demurred. I don't like blogs that feel like commercials. (I even feel that way about posts that market my own books!) On the other hand, I was sure that a sex toy gift voucher would be an attractive prize, for at least some of my readers.

So I made a deal. I told the marketing lady I'd write a story that featured sex toys instead. I'd offer the voucher as a prize for readers who commented on the story. And I'd include the toy store's banner and a link as part of the prize description.

That's why the first chapter of The Eyes of Bast  features a rather steamy scene of self-pleasure, utilizing a lavishly described dildo.

I had no plans to expand the 2000 word blog post into a novella. Once I'd created the character of Shaina, though, she wanted more space. I pretty much had to continue the tale. So I made it into a serial on my website, posting a new chapter each month. (Okay, I admit I missed some months. The best laid plans and all that...!)

As the action reached its climax, I wrote faster. By now I'd realized I had an actual book, not just a one-off blog composition. When I put the chapters together into a single manuscript, I was pleasantly surprised by the story's continuity, drama and heat. Not bad for something originally intended to sell dildos!

I hope that you'll agree.

The Eyes of Bast by Lisabet Sarai

Paranormal/shapeshifter erotic romance
Approximately 54 pages
Published by Books We Love, Ltd.
May, 2014

Blurb

Trust your heart. Follow your dreams.

Shaina Williams' grandmother bequeathed her that wisdom, along with a old pendant from the Islands, carved from an ocelot's tooth. When instinct tells Shaina to visit the feral cat trap she'd set in Central Park, she listens to that inner voice, She discovers she's caged a magnificent black tom, but the cat inexplicably vanishes after she tends to his wounds. Seeking the errant feline, Shaina encounters instead a handsome stranger whose slightest touch sets her body on fire. As the day dawns after a night of ferocious passion, her mysterious lover is forced back into his true shape - the tomcat she'd rescued.  

Born a cat, Tom was transformed into an unwilling shape shifter by a sorceress who craved a human plaything to satisfy her perverse lusts. Centuries old and irresistibly powerful, Delphine Montserrat will stop at nothing to find her runaway familiar. Shaina vows to do whatever is necessary to defeat the vicious but seductive witch and save the man she believes is her soul mate – even though it might mean losing him forever.


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Excerpt – Rated X

It was near dawn when I woke again. In the pearl-gray light filtering through the blinds, my familiar furnishings were strange and ghostly, shrouded in shadow. Stretching, I realized I was no longer on the floor. My bed had been unfolded, and I lay stretched out on the sheets, nude. Alone.

Groggy with sleep, I raised myself on my elbows to scan the room. It appeared to be empty. “Tom?” I whispered. There was no answer. A sense of unreality seized me. Had I dreamed the entire scene – the handsome intruder, the overwhelmingly sensual kiss, the orgasm that had shot me straight into the stratosphere? I recalled my devastating arousal in the stranger’s presence. What was going on? Could I be suffering from some kind of hormonal imbalance? This seemed like something more than the normal horniness of a woman who’d been celibate for a while.

Thinking exhausted me. I sank back into my pillow, closing my eyes as if that might make my doubts and confusion vanish. Sleep, I told myself. I’ll figure things out in the morning. I was already drifting back into slumber when the sound of running water roused me.

I peered into the dimness. A tall, male form emerged from the bathroom. My heart did a somersault in my chest.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you.”

His low, musical voice melted me. I propped myself up to a sitting position, heedless of my nakedness.
“You! You’re real...You’re still here?”

He’d discarded his clothing as well. In the half-light, I drank in the sight of his smooth, muscled limbs, becoming more intoxicated by the moment. He seated himself beside me and circled me with his arms. Heat radiated from his dark skin.

“Why would I leave, my beautiful one?” he murmured in my ear. Bending a bit, he flicked his tongue across one of my nipples. Lightning tore through me. “There are still a few hours left to the night.”
Before I could reply, he’d fastened his luscious mouth on mine. His firm lips coaxed rather than demanded a response, one I was only too willing to give. I opened to the prodding of his rough tongue, letting him taste me, savoring his wild, sweet flavor in return.

Once again a sort of delirium swept over me. It seemed we were back in the park, sheltered by trees more than a century old. My nostrils filled with the perfume of dew-soaked grass and damp earth, laced with a hint of animal musk. I felt light as dandelion down, drifting in the night wind. Only his strong grip kept me grounded. The moon rode above the clouds, invisible but palpable, stirring tides in my flesh. Desire ebbed then surged, cresting higher with each cycle.

His hands molded my breasts like moist clay. Blind with need, I groped along his furred chest and taut belly, down to his gloriously erect cock. When I squeezed, he moaned into my mouth and bit the corner of my lip. The iron-tinged flavor of my own blood simply added to the stew of sensation.

I smeared my thumb over the slippery bulb. His answer was a savage twist to an already aching nipple. Moisture gushed from my pussy. I tumbled backward, dragging him down on top of me.

“Shaina...” he murmured, breaking the kiss to lick his way along my throat. His saliva felt like liquid fire. He nuzzled in the hollow of my cleavage, then captured one breast and began to suckle. Electric pleasure arced through me when his hardness brushed my inner thigh. I squirmed beneath him, trying to align his cock with my hungry cleft.

“Please....” There was no need for me to say more. The stranger rose above me, supporting himself on his powerful arms. His eyes gleamed like phosphorescent jewels in the grayness. He smiled down at me, baring those sharp, white teeth that had already drawn my blood. An almost inhuman glee painted his features.

He hovered at my entrance, his rigid flesh teasing my engorged clit. I spread my thighs wide. Without a word, he sank his cock deep into my drenched pussy.

About the Author

When I was a little girl, my dad would make up stories for my siblings and me, fabulous sagas about ghosts and monsters, magical races with mysterious powers, heroes on impossible quests, hidden treasures awaiting only the most courageous seeker. I blame him for my lifelong fascination with the magical and miraculous.

Now that I'm grown up, I create my own tales of wonder, weaving in generous portions of human desire with its potent enchantments. In my paranormal tales, love works the most powerful magick.

Find out more about me and my books at my website, Lisabet's Fantasy Factory and my blog Beyond Romance. I also hang out on Goodreads and Amazon.  I also have a VIP readers email list where I share release and contest information and run exclusive monthly giveaways. To join, just email me: lisabet [at] lisabetsarai [dot] com.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Hug a Reviewer Day! Reviewers Rock! #gratitude Awesome #Reviews

I have received some wonderful reviews in the last week, for three of my favourite stories, The Devil Take You [historical romance] and some incredible feedback from my very first series Always Cambridge. Both Running [book 2] and Misfortune of Birth [book 3] have garnered some incredible praise.  


I don't usually get very many reviews. So to get some this close together and have them all be such glowing summaries was a thrill to say the least but could not have come at a better time for me as an author.

This past month has tested my fortitude for sure and several times, I considered, fulfilling my contractual obligations then throwing in the pen and closing the back cover on this little venture into the publishing world. It seemed for a time that everything that could possibly go wrong... did. 

But my daughter always tells me, everything happens for a reason. You'd think by now, I'd believe her. She's always right. 

Perhaps it's those 'tests' that make the triumphs that much sweeter.

I want to thank Annie from Amazon and Naksed from Goodreads for the wonderful reviews that they took the time to leave for The Devil Take You and The Always Cambridge series. I can't thank you enough for the amazing reviews but I'd also like to thank you for pointing this writer back in the right direction. You make all the other stuff we authors have to go through well worth the effort.

I'd also like to give a shout out to my friend and fellow author Donna Gallagher who, from half a world away listened to me rant and cry and calmed me down so I could focus and get back to work. She made these last few weeks much easier to cope with. I love you and I'm so glad I've found you. Thanks to our lovely Amy! ;) I love you both.  Cheers!


Hug a Reviewer and Happy Reading!

Review of The Devil Take You               Review of Always Cambridge 
@ Amazon from Annie                                         Book Two Running

                                            
                      Book Three Misfortune of Birth                         

Monday, 16 June 2014

NEW @Amazon Misfortune of Birth Book 3 in the Always Cambridge Series #familysaga #romanticsuspense #crime #mob

Misfortune of Birth Book Three in the Always Cambridge Family Saga Series is now up at Amazon!

Meet the irresistible Victor Mayhue

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. 

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When constantly surrounded by violence, corruption and immorality, how do you keep from becoming the very thing that you abhor?

Holly Cambridge barely recognizes herself anymore. Pretending to be another person is beginning to wear thin. Disguised as Randi Yates, she entangles herself into the perilous life of the irresistible Victor Mayhue. But day by day, she falls more desperately and impossibly in love with her natural enemy. Together they explore a highly sexual, dark and dangerous relationship. The lines between right and wrong and good and evil, begin to blur. And while attempting to shield and protect Victor from the Feds and even his own family, Holly loses sight of her original goal.
 

Victor understands her more than anyone she’s ever met. Essentially they have lived the same life. He is her other half. But once he discovers who she really is and what she’s done, there will be no going back. Victor Mayhue is not a second chance kind of guy.
 

And in the end, one of them will be forced to face their true nature.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Chance Meeting + Smouldering Hot Repairman = Author Fodder #erotic #romance

I'm guest blogging over at Lisabet Sarai's Beyond Romance today. 



I hope you'll stop by and read how my hero Billy Maas, from my latest erotic contemporary romance Hard and Fast, came to be.  

There's an excerpt too! 


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

New Release THE MYSTERY PRINCE by YA Author Mary Waibel

Please welcome back my friend, the lovely Mary Waibel.  A YA author notorious for her romantic spin on fairy tales, has taken the self-publishing plunge with her newest release The Mystery Prince, which is delightfully climbing the Amazon charts!

HK, thank you so much for letting me come and visit with you on your blog. As one of Gard's biggest fans (next to you of course!) I'm thrilled to be here today talking about romance.


When you think of romance what comes to mind? Hearts and flowers, chocolates, romantic evenings under the stars?

Now, think about the fairy tales you grew up with. For me this means thing like Sleeping Beauty where the prince woke her with a kiss and they lived happily-ever-after. That doesn't sound very romantic. How about Cinderella? Two strangers dance at a ball and fall in love. There doesn't seem to be any romance here either.




Now, I'll give you that in the Disney movies we learn a lot about their feelings through songs (rather than watching it play out), but still, the guy doesn't really seem to have to work to win the girl. Okay, Prince Phillip had to fight the dragon to save Aurora, and Prince Charming had to search for Cinderella, but we really don't see the growth of their love. In fact, only two fairy tales come to mind where (at least in the cartoon versions) we see the relationship between the hero and heroine grow: Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.


So, why do we feel all hearts and flowers with these other fairy tales? Is it because in our minds we play out the scenes where they get to know each other? Do we imagine those little things-the touch of a hand, an endearment, a heated look-that make our hearts flutter with anticipation?


Those are just some of the things I try to bring into my retellings, hoping the reader can fall in love with my prince-or princess-as they fall in love.



                                                            Cover by CK Volnek 
The Mystery Prince, a novella


Book Blurb:

Tristan enjoys being in the shadows as Prince Rand's bodyguard. Similar in looks, the two often exchanged places in their youth, but he never expected the king to order him to impersonate the heir to the throne in order to win the hand of a princess.


Princess Zoe needs to find a husband. After a year of searching with no success, her father insists on hosting a masquerade ball for the eligible princes of the nine kingdoms. Not one prince piques her interest, until she meets the mysterious stranger who won't tell her his name.

When Tristan meets Zoe he finds the girl of his dreams. The only problem? She's a princess and he's impersonating a prince―a crime punishable by imprisonment and floggings. Unable to tell Zoe his real name, he gives her a special navigation device. One that leads to the owner's true love. Will this magic device lead Zoe to Tristan, or will her true love forever remain a mystery prince?

Author Bio:

Mary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn't twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, Different Kind of Knight) are available from MuseItUp Publishing and other major retailers.  Her novella, The Mystery Prince, is available at Amazon. Her Faery Marked (book 1 in the Faery Series) will be available from BookFishBooks this summer.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Discover the aptly named Erotic romp HARD and FAST #NewRelease #Erotic #Romance

Hard and Fast

This is the sequel to Gave Good Face

Meet Billy, the everso hot A/C repairman! 

Available Now

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Excerpt:
 
Joss woke up early the next morning, too sticky and hot to remain in bed and called the superintendent about the air conditioning. She’d been trying to get it to work since she’d returned and now that she needed it, it wouldn’t even turn on.
 

After taking a cool shower, she put on a thin tank top and a pair of sleep shorts as she puttered around, unpacking from the trip to Hawaii and her sister’s wedding that she’d been neglecting.
 

There was a knock at the door. She expected it to be the super. Her building was a secured one, so folks couldn’t come and go without being buzzed in. But when she opened the door, it was most certainly not the manager. Instead she met the amazing blue eyes of the man that had occupied her thoughts all night long.
 

His handsomely rugged features showed surprise as well. The corner of his mouth turned up boyishly. His gaze skimmed over her scant clothing, heating her up again. In a smooth, smug gesture he leaned against the doorjamb.
 

“You’ve got to be kidding,” Joss commented, amused.
 

“Did you call for a service, ma’am…?”
 

Joss snorted at his choice of words and he turned five shades of red then began to back track and trip all over his tongue to correct himself.
 

“I meant a service man, ma’am. Er…aw, fer fuck! Oh, shit, again, I’m sorry.”
 

Finally he just hung his head. Joss waited until he peered up at her through his lashes. He was too cute.
 

“Did my friends put you up to this? You’re not like a male stripper or something on the side, are you?”

“No. I’m really here to repair your AC unit. Your super let me up. I had no idea who lived here.”
 

Shaking her head at the impossibility of it all, she stepped back and let him in. “This way,” she said, very aware of him at her back. Visions of him doing the most delicious things to her body invaded her mind, as they had last night while she’d tried to sleep.

 If you’d like to continue reading Joss and Billy’s story, the links are below. FYI, the scene following the one above is what earned this book the title Hard and Fast. Happy Reading!

 Buy Links : Hard and Fast   
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Want a steamier excerpt? Click HERE
(enjoy the excerpt but be forewarned the contest associated with this steamier snippet ends/ended June 9) 

                 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Snog by the Sea BlogHop #Excerpt from Hard and Fast #prizes #giveaway

This Blog Hop is part of Snog by the Sea over at http://blissekiss.co.uk/snog-by-the-sea/. Leave a comment at Snog by the Sea Central to go into the Prize Draw for UK winners you can win 2 All-Day Smut by the Sea Tickets for you and a friend or for our international visitors we have a mystery eBook bundle you can win with books from some of the hottest names in Erotica.


Here's a steamy snog from Hard and Fast 
[ available Today at most vendors]

Hard and Fast is the sequel to Gave Good Face, which I'll be giving away a copy of, to one randomly selected commenter, on or around June the 9th, when this blog hop ends. You can read the blurb to Gave Good Face HERE! Or click on the GGF banner below. 
[Gave Good Face and Hard & Fast are erotic contemporary romance.]




Excerpt: Hard and Fast

Joss was up before him. They’d slept in, after such a late and eventful night. Billy stretched and opened his eyes, as Joss came out of the bathroom. 

Unfortunately she was dressed. But she was still sexy as all fuck, in faded denim cut offs and an old Steelers T-shirt, which showed her midriff. Her hair was up in a sloppy bun, her face devoid of makeup. Such a drastic difference from the previous evening’s wardrobe. Just the sight of her made his stomach feel weird. She was the sexiest woman he’d ever been with.
 

“You a Steelers fan, Joss?” He reached for her, making grabbing motions with his hands.
 

“Not really, just dig the colors,” she answered before bounding up on the bed and straddling him. “Can’t go wrong with black and gold.”
 

“Bring that tummy here, I wanna devour it.” He stared below her crop top.
 

“Nah-uh, you slept so late, if you want to see kick off, you’d better get that fantastic ass of yours outta bed and plant it on the couch. I have a new flat screen waiting to be christened and a full day of football should do it nicely.”
 

Playfully, he slapped her butt as she threw a leg over him and jumped to the floor.
 

After running to the bathroom and pulling on a pair of pants, he met Joss on the sofa. To his delight she curled into his side as soon as he sat down. For the entire first half, she asked a question about the rules following nearly every play. But he found he didn’t mind explaining the game to her.
 

During half-time, Joss disappeared into the kitchen to make them some snacks. He got up to help but paused to watch her.
 

“Ya gonna help me or just stand there all smoldering hotness, Tech-Co?”

“Sure. What can I do?” But as he moved closer, the curve of her neck with her hair up captured his attention. “Never mind, I know exactly what I can do.” He placed his lips just under her ear, a sensitive little spot he’d discovered last night, which practically made her his fuckin’ slave.
 

He couldn’t help but chuckle when he felt the tension drain from body. She turned all supple and pliant. She tossed the little paring knife she’d been using into the sink and dropped her head back onto his shoulder, giving him complete access.
 

Yep, slave.
 

While running his tongue around the shell of her ear, he stroked along her silky belly and tucked his hand into her shorts. And he was rewarded with a throaty groan. Probing with his finger, he found her sweet pussy slick, more than ready for his touch. “Ya like that, huh?”
 

She mewled something incoherent and shimmied her hips in an anxious gesture.
 

Barely touching her, Billy rounded her clit with learned precision. Sometimes she liked it hard and fast and others, like this. Torturous, she’d called it.
 

“Does it burn yet, baby?” he whispered, circling her clit.
 

“Uh, Gawd, yeah!” She moaned and unfastened the snap on her shorts. She yanked the zipper, making room. Snaking her hands down there, she pulled her pussy lips open. The action caused the coiled little nub to poke out, ever so slightly.
 

Dipping into her slit with his index finger, he gathered more of her lustrous cream. He rubbed his thumb and finger together, spreading it around then he plucked at her clit with relentless care. To his delight her hips jerked convulsively, and she voiced her pleasure so loud he hoped the other fuckin’ tenants heard.
 

She reared back and rubbed her toned arse against his throbbing dick.
 

“Gimme. Gimme it!” she demanded then spun around.
 

Billy grappled with the clasp on his jeans. “I don’t know why I bother wearin’ fuckin’ pants while I’m here.”
 

“Well, no one said you had to.” She wiggled out of her shorts.
 

By the time he’d fucked with the zipper and pushed his jeans to the floor, she’d already hoisted her fine bare arse onto the counter.

“And the perfect height,” he gritted out through his teeth while aiming for her welcoming pussy.
 

He entered her. Searing heat surrounded him, pulling him deeper. He plunged over and over. Right before he was about to come, he cupped her bottom and pulled her right off the ledge and held her to him. Buried to the hilt, his cock nosed right up against her cervix, he exploded, in the best possible place.
 

Joss kissed the hollow at his throat and whispered throatily, “Touchdown!”

 ©Copyright H K Carlton 2014

I hope you enjoyed this sexy snog from Hard and Fast. If you'd like to continue reading, just hop on over to Totally Bound.

Don't forget to leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a copy of the prequel to this story, Gave Good Face. And remember to hop over to Snog by the Sea central and leave a comment for your chance to win tickets to Smut by the Sea for UK residents OR the mystery ebook bundle. 


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