Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hot Days, Hotter Nights Giveaway Hop + Exclusive Excerpt!

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Welcome to the Hot Days, Hotter Nights Blog Hop!

Summer is coming to an end and I'm excited to be participating in this hot and sexy blog hop. Below is a sexy excerpt from my latest release, HIS BEDPOST QUEEN. Enjoy!

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**Warning: Excerpt below is for mature audience only.**
 
She tugged off his shirt and jerked down the waistband of his pants, fully baring the deep V that led to the shadowy juncture of his hidden bulge. He stepped away from her and pulled them completely off in short time. She got only a glimpse of his glorious body before he came back to her and yanked at her thin panties. The delicate material snapped under his force, and he tossed it aside.

She was no more concerned about the destroyed underwear than he was. Wrapping her hand around his erection, she applied gentle pressure until he groaned. The feel of his smooth, hard shaft beneath her palm excited her. Satin wrapped around steel. That’s what he felt like.

He grabbed the short strands of her hair and tilted her head back, exposing her neck fully for his hungry lips. He sucked gently at the tender spot and she released a ragged breath. Trailing his lips along the curve of her neck, he stopped close to her ear and murmured, “Tell me your name, gorgeous.”

With a wicked grin, she applied a bit more pressure around him. He sucked in a sharp breath. His desire not only aroused her, it also made her bold.

“I think I want you to beg for it,” she breathed.

With her head still tilted back, he gently bit down on the edge of her jaw then lightly passed his tongue over the faint stinging. “Sweetheart, I’ve never begged for anything.”
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Now available in print!
I hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Don't forget to check out my website for more on this steamy series. =)

What's the hottest thing you've done this summer? Leave a comment letting me know and two lucky commenters will get a chance to win an e-book copy of HIS BEDPOST QUEEN from Amazon. And enter in the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win an autographed print copy of HIS FLOWER QUEEN.
 
**Bonus** To celebrate the print edition of my latest releases, I'm offering a limited time 20% discount (to be used in the Createspace store only) for both the Queen Quartette books. Enter code: HT8LJ7WN at the checkout!

And be sure to enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter below for a chance to win some more great prizes, including a Kindle Fire and a $100 gift card!
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Hello August!

It's August--the last month to a very eventful, trying, unpredictable, and yes, HOT summer. I don't know what to say besides man, does time fly! (Whether you're having fun or not.)

Though, I would have loved for the initial publishing schedule for my new series to have been met, I would much rather have them come out later in the utmost quality then fast with mediocre results.

In happier news, books 1 and 2 of the Queen Quartette are now available! And book 3 is coming real soon with book 4 to follow immediately after. I'm happy with how the series has turned out and the response from readers have been overall positive, which is all I can ask for more. =)

What's to come this month?
-Goodreads Giveaway of 5 autographed copies of book 1, HIS FLOWER QUEEN (ends August 31st)
-Print version of book 2, HIS BEDPOST QUEEN, will be available mid-month (sign up for my mailing list to receive exclusive discounts!)
-Lastly, look out for more news and excerpts from book 3, QUEEN OF HIS HEART

In the meantime, enjoy the series teaser (in case you missed it)!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Sexy Saturday! #51

Sneak peek into my upcoming release, HIS BEDPOST QUEEN!

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Coming July 22nd 24th!
She offered him her sexiest smile. “You can continue staring at me,” she said with a small shrug, then glanced down at his hand then his crotch. “Or you can come here—with or without the gun—but I think we can have more fun with just your gun barrel.”

Jeez! Where did that come from? But Athena held on to her seductive smile, gliding her fingers slowly down her hips to her thighs to give her tense body something to do.

His eyes followed her fingers. “I’m good right here. I can enjoy the view and still hold on to my gun.” He smirked. “Both of them.”

Shit. What now? She needed him to come to her…

With another small shrug, she murmured, “You can do both. I’m in no rush. Whenever you stop feeling scared, you can come here and let me have a turn.”  Her heart was still racing, but there was a new kind of interest in his eyes. A blend of curious amusement and primal competitiveness.

“Sweetheart, I don’t think you can handle what I’m packing.”

Oh, wow. “Wanna try me?” she whispered, staring down at his chest, glad for her long bangs, which now partially shielded her gaze. “I promise not to squeeze or jerk the trigger.” She brushed a finger across her bangs. “Not of course, unless you want me to.”
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Sexy Saturday!

Welcome to My Sexy Saturday! Here is a sexy teaser from my latest release,
HIS FLOWER QUEEN...
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“Let’s go find some privacy,” Gabe whispered, trailing feather-light kisses down her neck, both their breaths coming out in soft pants.

Nina pulled away from him, laughing to cover her growing desire. “There’s no one here.”

He looked around the quiet seating area and shook his head. “For what I have in mind, this won’t do.”

The look in his eyes was one she was all too familiar with. Eyes darkened and face slightly flushed—it was the look he got when he wanted to be inside her, and she shivered from her own rising need.
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Friday, June 20, 2014

(Sinfully Steamy) Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' blog hop, hosted by www.HopsWithHeart.blogspot.com!

I'm excited to be rolling out my new, sensual steamy series, The Queen Quartette this summer. This series, written in parallel of each other, is sexy and fun--and of course, heartfelt. It's been long in the making and I'm excited to announce the rollout of book 1, HIS FLOWER QUEEN, coming this Saturday!

The next three books in the series will be released each month this summer. But to celebrate the re-release of book 1, there will be a limited time sale of .99ct for this weekend (6/21-6/23) only!

Check out the teaser trailer for this sexy new series!


 
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Please share it with your friends, add the books to your Goodreads shelf, or sign-up for my mailing list to receive the latest on release dates!
 
Now...what's on top of your TBR list this summer?
Something sweet, sexy, or x-rated? =) Leave a comment and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win your choice of some fun prizes.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

A History of "Loving" Relationships... #GiveawayBlogHop

Welcome to the 2014 Loving Day Blog Hop! This is my 2nd year participating in this blog hop hosted by the Swirl Awards and I'm excited to be celebrating this trailblazing couple and the many interracial couples before them.

Before Mildred and Richard Loving, there were a few other couples who defied society's rules and followed their heart. Check out these historical couples that saw beyond color and found their own "Loving" relationship!

Fredrick Douglass & Helen Pitts (married 1884)
Who knew iconic historical figure, Frederick Douglass' had been in an interracial relationship. His second wife, Helen Pitts, was a white abolitionist (the one seated in the photo, if you couldn't tell by the loving way she stares off at him) who married Douglass despite objections from both sides of their family. Helen goes on to say: "Love came to me, and I was not afraid to marry the man I loved because of his color."

Pearl Mae Bailey & Louie Bellson (married 1952)
This is a romance story come to life! Famous actress and singer, Pearl, meets famous jazz drummer, Louie, in London and after a four day(!) courtship, this pair got married--and stayed married for 38 years! It was Louie's third and Pearl's 1st and this goes to show that third time IS the charm. =)

George Stevens and Lucinda "Cinda" Flake (married 1872)
Another IR married couple in the 19th century, George (whose mother was Spanish) and Cinda reportedly met during a square dance gathering. Though interracial marriages would later go on to become illegal in Utah after their marriage, I would like to think they went to live happily ever after. =)

Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue (married 1908)
Lastly, the couple that intrigued me the most as I was putting this list together. If the movie TITANIC had broke from "tradition" and featured an interracial couple, Joseph and Juliette would have been the stars. This one is a tragic true love story of a husband who saved his pregnant wife and daughters while aboard the Titanic. Joseph, the only black man reported to be on the Titanic that fateful night, faced obscene amounts of scorn and discrimination for his relationship with Juliette ye that didn't stop him from taking charge and making sure his wife and children made it to safety. My kind of hero!

You can read more about Josepth and Juliette's story here, along with other fascinating IR couples.

Now tell me who's your favorite famous IR couple--past or present. Two lucky commenters will get a chance to win either a copy of my upcoming release anthology FOR LOVE & LIBERTY or a $10 gift card! The anthology is a treat that includes my first short historical romance, and three other multicultural stories!


Finish the Loving Day Hop by visiting author Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Don't forget to enter the Swirl Award's raffle prize giveaway! 

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Want to read more of the Lovings? Check out my post from last year's blog hop
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Monday, June 9, 2014

It's June Already?!

Man, how time flies!

I'm stepping out of my editing cave for a quick update and to confirm that new releases are coming out this month. First up:

6/14 -- FOR LOVE & LIBERTY (Revolutionary War Anthology)

My short story in the anthology, A SWEET SURRENDER, features an injured British solider and mixed African and Native American woman. Be sure to check out the Hero & Heartbreakers blog for our cover reveal on 6/11. We will also be hosting a panel at the RWA/NYC Romance Festival here in NYC at the Morris Jumel Mansion on Saturday, June 14th. If you're in the area come by--it's FREE!

The first two in the Queen Quartette series are being polished for their upcoming release dates:

6/21 -- HIS FLOWER QUEEN (Queen Quartette I)
6/28 -- HIS BEDPOST QUEEN (Queen Quartette II)

I've been on a wild ride with this series for the last year and a half but the journey has been fun--and one hell of an experience! The rest of this summer, watch out for the releases of the last two Queen Quartette books--QUEEN OF HIS HEART (July) and HIS DIAMOND QUEEN (August). And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to stay in the know on release dates!
Btw, I'm also featuring the first of the Queen series at The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer  Reads Party so be sure to check that out. There are over 100 authors participating with tons of prizes to be won!

Okay, now back to my cave... Happy June, happy summer!
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