Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Sexy Saturday! #51

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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.”

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Sexy Saturday!

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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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

(Sinfully Steamy) Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' blog hop, hosted by!

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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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

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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!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kiru Taye Book Tour + Giveaway!

"Keeping Secrets" by Kiru Taye
Contemporary Romance

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t even know it?

That’s the dilemma facing Felix Essien when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and sensual woman he’s ever known. He cannot remember her or their wedding; he who had sworn never to get married or to give his heart to another. Yet, he feels an intense bond with her that he intends to explore fully.

Ebony can’t believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he’d proposed, and is now the adoring husband she’s always dreamt of.

She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However, would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

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So many unanswered questions. They wouldn’t all be answered today.

"What are you doing here?” He’d ordered her to take the day off. So had his father.

“I know what you and Daddy said.” She looked away from him. “I met up with my friend for lunch and I enjoyed being pampered at the spa. But I’ve been here every day since you’ve been hospitalised and it felt strange not seeing you.”

“But the shouldn’t sleep in it.”

Shoulders rose and fell as she looked up at him through her long, dark lashes.

“When I arrived, you were asleep, so I decided to read. I didn’t realise I was so tired. I just drifted to sleep.” She bit her bottom lip, drawing his attention to it.

The need to kiss her overpowered him. On impulse, he settled a hand on her back, pulling her close. With the other, he lifted her chin and lowered his head to meet hers.

Muscles on her back tensed. He massaged her skin like he would a skittish horse before a game of polo. With gentle brushes, he swept his lips across hers. The sealed, luscious pair called him to mine their depths. Instead, he coaxed and stroked and traced them with his tongue from one end to the other, bidding his time.

He’d caught a glimpse of her banked passion yesterday when he asked about their wedding night. No matter what else went on, they desired each other. Mutual attraction.

With a low moan, she leaned in and opened for him.

As he slipped in, her sweet flavour exploded on his tongue. She tasted of peppermint and vanilla. In the recesses of his mind, the kiss registered. He’d done this before. Tasted her.

A groan rumbled within and he slid his hands around her waist and lifted her onto his lap so that she straddled him.

Whimpering, she rubbed against him, hips canting against hips, supple breasts crushed to his chest.

Needing intimate contact, he ran a palm over her side, skimming the swell of soft breasts down to the hem of her tunic. He lifted it, his hand making contact with smooth, warm skin. Another moan escaped her lips. He swallowed it, loving her sound and taste. Moving his hand up till it reached her breast, he caressed it through the lace of her bra, flicking the already taut nipple with his thumb.

In response, she ground against his bulge.

Sweet fuck!

Connect with Kiru Taye:
A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket with a torch at night. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.

During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.

When she’s not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RECAP: Romance Slam Jam 2014

Now that Romance Slam Jam has ended, I can return back to my regularly scheduled program. But before I do, I wanted to just recap on what a amazing conference it was! I found out about RSJ at another authors conference last year and I can't believe how underrated this conference is--particularly for MC romance. Slam Jam is a reader-author conference that I believe everyone who enjoys romance should attend.

So what did I do while at #RSJ14? Here is a list of some of the fun festivities I participated in--and experienced--during my 5 day stay in NOLA!
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  • Attended lots of informative workshops--for both authors and readers!
  • Got caught in the middle of a great storm and landed in a Sippin & Seersucker party at a mall, lol
  • Met so many great readers and some wonderful authors, including Farrah Rochon, Angie Daniels, Yvette Hines, Sienna Mynx, Seressia Glass, Sherelle Green, and THE Beverly Jenkins!
  • Ate some delicious beignets--though they weren't the CafĂ© du Monde kind =(
  • Sold all 6 of my books at the Author Meet & Greet with the help of the wonderful Sienna Mynx!
After party--New Orleans style!
This was a jam packed week and I'm so happy I went. Romance Slam Jam '15 here I come! =)

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