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Celebrate Crazy About Curves Release – Eight #Amazon Cards Up for Grabs #bbw #romance

gift cardWhoot! Who doesn’t like a contest? To celebrate the release of Crazy About Curves, the authors are sponsoring a Rafflecopter giveaway. You get the chance to win one of eight $25 Amazon gift cards.

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Crazy About Curves can be previewed or purchased at the following retailers. 99 cents for a limited time!

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What do rock stars, a movie star, several billionaires, some alpha wolves, a mercenary and a couple of guys next door have in common? They’re all Crazy about Curves and they are all part of this collection of ten romances, from sweet to scorching, featuring plus-size heroines and the men who crave their lush, curvy bodies. Brought to you by today’s hottest New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors and romance’s future stars!

Captive Heart – Adriana Hunter (NYT/USAT). Lainey Matthews will stop at nothing to rescue her brother, even if it means contacting a dangerous mercenary with a shady past. But when she comes face to face with Gideon Wolfe, it doesn’t take long before she has to wonder whether she might be the one that needs saving…from him.

Curve Contract – Christa Wick (NYT/USAT). Cheated by her PR firm’s CPA, Pippa Jones is about to lose everything – until billionaire Blake Cross offers to fix both their problems with a fake marriage. But with Blake worshipping her body 24/7, the cost of saving her firm just might be a broken heart.

Alpha Marked #1: Scarlet – Celia Kyle (NYT/USAT). Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering! As if hitting thirty wasn’t enough, unmated Scarlet is summoned to this year’s Gathering. Marked to mate an Alpha pair, she can only find happiness with two werewolves. Which means werewolf speed dating. Great.

Curvy, Crazy, and Confused – Ava Catori (NYT/USAT). Samantha finds her uptight neighbor boring. Christopher thinks she is loud and annoying. Being trapped in an elevator together should be their worst nightmare. So why can’t Sam stop thinking about him, and why is the claustrophobic Chris more than ready for another elevator ride with the plush beauty?

Ripped – Olivia Rigal (USAT). Lyv wants a life far removed from her dysfunctional family and the diner they own, especially now that Ten, her best friend and lifeline to normality, is spending a semester in Europe. What she gets is an absent rock-star baby daddy and one helluva choice to make – unless it’s ripped from her first.

Bought by the Billionaire Brothers – Alexx Andria (NYT/USAT). Twins Nolan and Vince hatch an indecent plan to put accountant Penny McDaniels in their bed at any cost. Soon enough, their feelings for Penny go beyond the physical, but they never imagined their older brother Dillon would return home and threaten everything in their world.

Bikini Curves – Charlotte Summers. Rescued from drowning, layout artist Maddy Davis never expected her hero to be womanizing actor Alex Stone or for the event to be aired live on TV. Now she’s part of a PR stunt to save his tarnished reputation. But how much of Alex’s interest is a role and how much is real?

The Reluctant Billionaire – Danielle Duncan. After a failed affair with a billionaire, Sophie swears off workplace romance and takes a job as another rich man’s chef. Then she falls hard for Rhys, mistaking him for a mere gardener. Can love survive his secret, her ex-lover and a lawsuit that threatens everything?

Something True – Malia Mallory (NYT/USAT). Irish superstar Liam Smith is in trouble with the law – again – and must perform community service. A music charity that entertains hospitalized kids seems like the perfect fit, especially since its director Shelley Taylor is as curvy as his favorite guitar and he wants to play her.

Laid Bear: The Kodiak Clan – Marina Maddix (NYT/USAT). After six years a widow, bear shifter Veronica Muir falls in love, with a human. Her secret might be the one thing marine biologist Jess Slade can’t accept – if a group of human-hating werebears doesn’t rip the couple apart before he can even decide.

Get Lovestruck at Malia Mallory’s Stop on the H0p #free #eroticromance #ebook

lovestruck2013Welcome to the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop. Thank you to our host — Under the Covers Book Blog.

On my blog, all commenters will be entered for a $5 Amazon.com gift card. (US and INT are eligible!)

Don’t forget to leave your email in your comment (comment button at the bottom).

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Hi Hoppers! As a reader, I’ll admit I’ve been lovestruck more than once by a wonderfully sexy hero created by a writer. As a writer, I have a soft spot for some of my own heroes as well.

I think my current favorite is Jonah from Her Wish, His Command. He’s smart and sexy but a bit befuddled. He can get the ladies — he just can’t keep them. Unknown to him, his co-worker, Anna, has had a crush on him for years. When he finally notices her as more than a scientist, can he keep her? This is book 3 in a series and my favorite out of the four.

What hero has left you lovestruck?

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wish_command_200x300Her Wish, His Command Blurb

Doctor Anna Foster may just get what she wants: sexy fellow researcher Jonah Granger. She’s been in love with him for years, but Jonah has always been more interested in work at his family’s business, Granger Pharma, than romance. Now that they’ve admitted their attraction, Anna may even be able to tell him what she really wants: to submit to him.

But Granger Pharma faces a hostile takeover. Sensitive data and samples are missing from Anna and Jonah’s lab; it may be corporate espionage. Everyone is under suspicion and, and they’re even beginning to question each other. Anna must discover the truth if she’s going to save both her job and her relationship with the man she dreams of serving.

Her Wish, His Command is available for preview or purchase from the following retailers.

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It’s Seduction and More at Malia Mallory’s Stop on the H0p #free #eroticromance #ebook

summerseductionbloghop1Welcome to the Summer Seduction Blog Hop. Thank you to our host — Silken Sheets & Seduction.

Our grand prize today is a $75 gift card PLUS a book bundle! Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

On my blog, all commenters will also be entered for a $5 Amazon.com gift card. (US and INT are eligible!)

Don’t forget to leave your email in your comment (comment button at the bottom).

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Need_200x300All hoppers can also pick up a FREE copy of His Need, Her Desire at these retailers.

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Hi Hoppers! Our topic today is seduction. If you’ve taken a peek at the free book above (His Need, Her Desire), you know our heroine, Tabitha, is quite willingly seduced while on vacation in Hawaii. After the trip, she doesn’t think she’ll ever see Marcus again. But she’s wrong! Back in New York in Book 2 (His Desire, Her Surrender), Marcus must seduce her all over again to win back her heart. Take a peek at the blurb below!

What kind of book seduces you?

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His_Desire_Her_Surrender_200x300His Desire, Her Surrender Command Blurb

Tabitha Quinn’s Hawaii vacation was anything but ordinary. Dominant billionaire Marcus Granger saved her life, swept her into his bed, and then left her heartbroken. Now she’s back in New York, mourning the man she’s sure she’ll never see again.

Marcus may have left handprints on her skin, but Tabitha’s left handprints on his heart: he tracks her down, and they resume the sizzling affair they began in the islands.

Tabitha belongs to Marcus body and soul in bed, but she worries she doesn’t belong in his high-stakes world. They’ve already dodged a murder attempt, and now Marcus is fighting off a competitor’s takeover. When the rival company obtains critical information, suspicion falls on Tabitha. She has to prove she’s innocent–and worthy to wear Marcus’s collar.

His Desire, Her Surrender is available for preview or purchase from the following retailers.

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Everyone Gets a Book at Malia Mallory’s Stop on the Wet and Wild H0p

wildhopWelcome blog hoppers! Thank you for stopping by today for the Wet and Wild Hop! Thank you also to our wonderful host – Skye Warren!

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I have a special offer for every hopper! My book His Need, Her Desire is currently FREE! Please download your copy at all major eBook retailers. Links can be found here.

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Our grand prize is a $100 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card and digital eBook gift basket!

There are many other great prizes available from the participating sites. All commenters on this blog will be entered for a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. Be sure to leave your email address. The comment link is at the bottom.

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In the spirit of the hop, I have a small excerpt from His Desire, Her Surrender. It’s a scene in a pool … just before the characters get wet and wild!

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Tabitha floated on her back a moment and then swam to the deep end. She treaded water, creating ripples across the surface. Her eyes watched Marcus and her heart squeezed as she tucked away the image of him highlighted by the moon.

Marcus dove beneath the surface and Tabitha lost sight of him. She turned, trying to catch a glimpse, when something grabbed her foot, pulling her under. She bobbed back to the surface, laughing. “Marcus! I’ll have you know that I’m a very good swimmer, despite what happened in Hawaii.”

Marcus swam in behind her, encircling her with his arms. “But if you hadn’t had some trouble with that rip current, we might not have met.”

Tabitha rested her head back against his shoulder. “True, a rip current is trouble for the best of swimmers. However, we would have met anyway, somehow. I had my eye on you.”

Marcus laughed. “What? You did?”

“Of course. Do you think you can just walk around looking so handsome and no one will notice?”

Marcus dunked her under the water.

Tabitha came up, sputtering and laughing. She plunged her arm into the water and splashed him.

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Malia Mallory’s Stop on the Sinful Sirens Giveaway H0p

sinful-sirens2013Welcome hoppers! Thank you for stopping by. Thanks also to our wonderful hosts – Under the Covers Book Blog and Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews.

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I have a special offer for every hopper! My book His Need, Her Desire is currently FREE! Please download your copy at all major eBook retailers. Links can be found here.

Links to all the other sites participating in the hop can be found below.

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What is a Sinful Siren?

I’ll submit that many of my heroines are sexy sirens…in my opinion of course 🙂

I’ll provide you five snippets from His Desire, Her Surrender regarding my heroine, Tabitha. You tell me … is she a sinful siren?

They are taken out of context, but I think you can use your imagination to figure out what might be happening.

1.  Tabitha smiled. “It would be my pleasure.” All thoughts of self-preservation fled her mind. This was Marcus. He was here, right now. And she needed him.

2.  Tabitha licked her lips. Where to start? The enticing hollow at the base of his neck? His rough jaw, prickly with an early five o’clock shadow? His mouth? She hadn’t forgotten his kisses, deep and probing, his full lips on hers, his warm tongue exploring.

3.  Tabitha quivered, balanced on the precipice between coherent thought and mindless passion.

4.   Dipping her finger into the perfect chocolate mousse, Tabitha brought it to her lips. “This tastes divine. You really should try it.”

5.  Tabitha shivered with reaction. “Never let it be said I wasn’t willing to fulfill your fantasies.”

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What Makes a Hero a Heartbreaker? You Tell me! The Heartbreaker Blog H0p

Heartbreaker ButtonThank you so much for stopping by. All commenters on this blog will be entered for a chance to win a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. Don’t forget to leave your email.

In addition, all commenters will be entered for one of three great grand prizes!

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1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

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So, without further delay – onto our topic – Heartbreakers!

What Makes a Hero a Heartbreaker?

Thinking back over the many fabulous books I’ve read with yummy heroes, I’ve tried to figure out what makes a hero so appealing that the readers are drooling. Is it looks? No, I’ve read books where the hero had more rugged or downright ugly looks but was still magnetic. Is it being powerful? No, not all great heroes are billionaires. Some are cowboys or policemen. Intelligence? Probably needed. Humor? Maybe…I’ve read a few where the hero was the strong, silent type. Could it be at some point a willingness to open his own heart? To make himself vulnerable even though he is strong?

I’m open to suggestions. What do you think makes a hero a heartbreaker?

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In my own work, I try to make my heroes the type that could melt you into a puddle and, while they could break your heart, they won’t. From Marcus in His Need, Her Desire to Rogan in Mia’s Cop Craving – my heroes are strong and appealing. When they find the right woman, watch out!

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Mia has a dream—an erotic dream she just can’t seem to stop thinking about. Fantasizing about sex with a cop is something Mia has been doing for some time. She just has to find herself a man in blue. Mia heads to a local cop bar and finds exactly what she is looking for. As she approaches Rogan and begins to chat, Mia and her sexy police officer decide to keep each other company for the night. What ensues is fulfillment of Mia’s intense desire. Her wish is granted as he takes her on an explosive tour of her own sensual fantasy and beyond.

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Chocolate, Roses and Handcuffs – What a Combo for Blog Hoppers!

CRH3Welcome Blog Hoppers! Thanks for stopping by and hats off to our wonderful hosts!

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Today we are having a sort of pre-Valentine’s Day discussion for our blog hop! The big day is coming and even if you aren’t a VD celebrator, you still might like the occassional surprise from your significant other.

What kind of romantic are you? Chocolate, roses or handcuffs? All three have high points. Chocolate – can’t go too far wrong here. I love chocolate. However, don’t get me any of those icky coconut covered chocolates. Carmels are fine. Milk chocolate is preferred over dark.

Roses? I like flowers. Roses are beautiful and smell great. However, my favorite flower is the calla lily…just saying.

Handcuffs – mmmm who are they for? 🙂 There are a ton of options. There are the classic fuzzy handcuffs…or how about the policeman style? I saw some lovely cuffs recently that were padded leather with black ribbons.

What is your idea of a romantic gift?

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His Need, Her Desire Blurb

Tabitha Quinn didn’t come to Hawaii to be spanked. But when vacationing businessman Marcus Granger saves her from drowning, they begin an affair that moves from the beach to the bedroom and straight into an experience Tabitha’s never had before: dark-haired, blue-eyed Marcus is a dominant, and spanking is just the beginning. The sex is intense, the emotion even more so, until they both must decide if this is a holiday fling or the real thing.

His Need, Her Desire Excerpt

Tabitha’s smile grew wide. She held out her hand. “Really, I can’t thank you enough for your help.”

He held her hand in a firm grasp a shade longer than necessary, but Tabitha didn’t mind. She enjoyed looking at him. Though he had probably shaved that morning, an attractive shadow highlighted his chin and strong jawline.

“I’m glad I was in the right place.”

Tabitha released his hand. “So, where’s your sister?”

“My sister? How did you know?”

Tabitha bit her lip. “I’m sorry to say that I eavesdropped a bit. I was sitting near you at dinner last evening.”

“Eavesdropping? That seems extremely naughty.”

Tabitha was caught off guard by the tone of his voice. He was teasing, and yet, there was a thread of authority running through his words. Tabitha tried to suppress a shiver. “Well, sometimes I just can’t help myself.”

Marcus appeared disarmed by her honesty. “Are you traveling with anyone?”

Tabitha gave him a playful look. “Why do you ask?”

Marcus smiled. “Because I’m interested in knowing the answer, of course.”

“Well, if you’re thinking about ditching my body at sea, I’ve got six family members waiting for me in my hotel room upstairs. If you’re thinking about asking me to dinner, there is no reason why you shouldn’t.” Tabitha amazed herself. Where is this coming from? This man brought something out in her. She’d bet those broad shoulders and sexy smile had enticed many a woman.

He laughed. “You have nothing to worry about. I never use force, unless of course, it is desired.”

“Oh?” The truth burst into her mind. It suddenly became clear that he was fishing around a bit. There had been several hints here and there, but it seemed like he might be looking for a certain sort of woman. No, he couldn’t be. I’m imagining things.

“It’s true. I would be pleased if you joined me for dinner this evening.”

Tabitha did a mental fist pump in her mind. Woohoo! Dinner with Gorgeous Guy. “What did you have in mind?”

“Would you be averse to allowing me to surprise you?”

Tabitha hesitated then plunged ahead. “Not at all. It’s clear you have excellent taste.”

Marcus raised an eyebrow. “What makes you say that?”

“Well, we both dined at the same restaurant last night, and I thought it was terrific.”

“Ah, well, my meal was less than pleasant unfortunately.” His tone indicated the subject was off-limits.

“Perhaps it was the company and not the food?”

Marcus laughed. “You are undoubtedly right and surprisingly honest.”

“My mother would say that my tongue is quicker than my brain.”

The corners of Marcus’s mouth lifted. “I’ve always been a fan of quick tongues.”

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