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This New Year – Read More or Write More? Kindle, Nook or $300 Gift Card in New Year’s Blog H0p

Floral Background in Black and Gold ColorsWelcome blog hoppers and Happy New Year! Thank you to our lovely host Carrie Ann Ryan for bringing us all together.

There are so many amazing prizes up for grabs today on over 200 sites!

Check out the Grand Prizes – Kindle, Nook, Gift Card or a Swag Pack! The winners will be chosen from among all the commenters.

All commenters on this blog will also be entered to win a $5 Amazon.com gift card! Don’t forget to leave your email.

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Resolutions for 2013

We all know about New Year’s resolutiions. We start off with genuine intentions to lose a little weight, go to the gym or clear out our clutter. By February, we are usually left with nothing but our guilt.

This year, I want to try to make a resolution we can all get behind – reading more and writing more. I have no trouble with reading more. I enjoy it and it isn’t a hardship. Writing more I could use a little help with. Maybe I can ask you guys for a little support. Check in with me on the blog, Twitter, Facebook or maybe drop me an email. Ask me how my word counts are coming. Sometimes something simple really jump starts the motivation. Thank you in advance!

Now for you – what is your resolution for the New Year? Feel free to steal mine!

Find the many other great sites particpating in the blog hop here —–> Website: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

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My newest release!

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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.

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His Need, Her Desire is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.

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5 Steps to a Happy Black Friday and a Blog H0p with a Kindle, Nook and More

Welcome blog hoppers! It’s Black Friday again! Thank you to Carrie Ann Ryan for hosting this hop. There are over 200 prizes!

We have some GREAT grand prizes today –

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 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!

All commenters on this blog will be entered for a $10 Amazon.com gift card! Don’t forget to include your email.

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I’m not up for the shopping crush this year, so I have some suggestions for making your day a happy one without shopping.

1.  Don’t Go Shopping.  This is self-explanatory. Unless you want your sexy time to consist of rubbing up against strangers while standing in long lines for items that are probably out of stock, consider alternatives.

2.  Load Up On Sexy Reads.  This is a kind of shopping I can get into! Many promos are going on. Check out titles on Amazon and AllRomance Books in particular. You might get some inspiring ideas for #4 below. (If I may be so bold, consider my new release His Need, Her Desire – see blurb below).

3.  Eat Yummy Thanksgiving Leftovers.  After all the hard work that goes into the preparation of the Thanksgiving Feast, one of the best benefits is getting to eat it all over again without the work.

4.  Spend Quality Time with Your Main Squeeze.  Many people are off work today. Now is a great time to catch up on a little sleep and a little reading (see #2 above). After you are inspired, take your significant other behind closed doors for some “special” quality time.

5.  Spend Time with Family. Today is a great day for family. Whether you want to watch football, watch movies or play video games, there are many fun activities for all ages to enjoy. If it isn’t too cold out, consider a physical activity like touch football on the lawn. Nothing encourages togetherness like . . . well – togetherness!

What do you like to do on Black Friday?

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Keep reading for info about my latest release – His Need, Her Desire.

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 is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.

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Who Are These Alpha Males? Meet Marcus from His Need, Her Desire #erom #bdsm

Hello blog hoppers and welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop. Thanks so much for stopping by! Special thanks go to Carrie Ann Ryan for her wonderful hosting.

This hop is extra exciting with over 200 sites participating and offering prizes. In addition, there are three amazing grand prizes and you have hundreds of chances to enter and win. Visit the other sites via the link at the bottom of this post.

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: Huge Swag Pack (pictured below)!

All commenters on this blog will be entered to win a $5 Amazon.com gift card in addition to the grand prizes! Don’t forget to leave your email in your comment.

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Stay tuned below for an excerpt from my newest release – His Need, Her Desire.

Who Are These Alpha Males?

This blog hop comes at a perfect time for me. I just released a new erotic romance entitled His Need, Her Desire. This gives me the opportunity to introduce you to my hero, Marcus, who is the consummate alpha male. Marcus Granger likes to take charge, not only in the boardroom but in the bedroom as well.

He’s met his match in Tabitha Quinn. She’s feisty, funny and more than a little intrigued by Marcus’s dominant nature.

So what makes Marcus an alpha male? Is it his self-confidence? That certainly helps. Is it his inner strength? That’s a good quality. But what delineates the line between a dominant alpha male and an overbearing, obnoxious oaf?

I believe it is the tempering of the personality. Marcus is not only attracted to Tabitha, he cares for her. He’s considerate and thoughtful in his words and actions toward her. His intent is not to use her, but rather to bring them both pleasure and increase their intimacy. Who could argue with that?

What is a characteristic that you find attractive in an alpha male?

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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.

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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His Need, Her Desire is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.

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What is Romantic? Find Out by Romancing the H0P – Kindle, GC and Swag Pack Up for Grabs

Welcome hoppers to the Romancing the Hop! Special thanks to our wonderful hostess, Carrie Ann Ryan. Check out more about Carrie Ann and her work here.

We have AMAZING prizes for our commenters!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack

All commenters on this blog will be eligible to win a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. Please leave your email! All commenters on all the participating blogs will be eligible for the grand prizes. The more you comment, the more entries you have! Over 100 chances to win!

Keep reading after my post for a steamy excerpt from my work in progress.

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Today, we’re all blogging about one of my favorite topics – romance!

Usually when we think of romantic gestures, we think of flowers, chocolates or a bottle of wine. When we contemplate romantic activities, we might imagine a candlelit dinner or walk on the beach. However, some studies show that while love poetry might be appreciated, real romance involves doing the dishes. Just do a Google search on “men doing housework” and you’ll find a host of articles describing how men who pitch in have happier marriages, better sex lives and lower rates of divorce. This is not to say that women don’t love receiving flowers or that occasional bottle of perfume, but it does seem to indicate that what happens day in and day out is more important over the long term.

There are a number of hypotheses about why a more equitable division of housework leads to happiness in the bedroom. Could it be a sign of respect? Is it simply more fair? If the household and childcare duties are more evenly divided, does that free up time and energy for other activities? My question would be, is the relationship happier because a man does more housework or are men who do more housework more supportive partners?

Speaking for myself, I’m thrilled when my husband empties the dishwasher without being asked.

What do you find romantic?

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For your reading pleasure, here is a little snippet from my work in progress. Remember – it’s unedited so be gentle!

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Marcus reluctantly lifted her away from himself “Privacy. We need some privacy.” Marcus took her hand and led her below. He guided her into a stateroom and firmly closed the door.

Tabitha turned toward Marcus and the look on his face froze her. It was predatory, blatantly sexual. His gaze trapped her and her heart began to race. Everything that was female inside her responded to his purely masculine intent.

In a flash, he captured her in his arms and plundered her mouth. He bore her down to the carpet and his hands grappled with her clothing. He tugged her bikini top off and seized her nipple with his mouth. Tabitha bucked under the onslaught. She gloried in the strength of his need, which sparked in her an answering desire.

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Malia Mallory Shares from The ABCs of #Erotica – F*R*E*E Story #SixSunday

Hi Readers! It’s time once again for Six Sentence Sunday. For your reading pleasure today, I’m presenting a selection from The ABCs of Erotica.

A is for Anal is available for FREE from major ebook retailers. It’s a short teaser story to help you decide if you like my writing style and heat level.

<——-Here is a preview of the new cover that I’ll be uploading!

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Excerpt from A is for Anal from The ABCs of Erotica

The steam picked up the jasmine scent and spread it through the air. He slid his hands through her hair and massaged her scalp with the pads of his fingers. Her skin tingled with sensation from his attentions. His fingers slipped though the strands of her hair, long and silky to the touch. Slow and thorough, he worked the lather, combing his fingers through scalp to ends. She arched toward him, silently asking for more.

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Gavin from G is for Gigolo Shares His Tips for A Hero’s Blog H0p – #Kindle and More from Over 100 Authors

Welcome!

We’re ready to share our hunky heroes! Starting today and ending on July 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance heroes.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger. See all the prize details below!

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My newest release from The ABCs of Erotica is G is for Gigolo. The hero in this story is Gavin, a male escort. He’s not what you might expect. He’s not only attractive and hot but sensative and intuitive as well. He makes a real connection with Candace, the heroine of the story, and helps her find that sensual side she’s kept buried for so long. Have you ever wondered what a guy might do as he gets ready to go out, especially for this kind of interlude? The story opens from Gavin’s point of view. Please enjoy the excerpt below!

The ABCs of Erotica – G is for Gigolo (Excerpt)

Gavin wasn’t really in the mood today but man, money was money and well, he’d said he would. If he cancelled again, he’d probably blow his shot at future assignments. Actually, he didn’t think he’d accept another after the last time. Shelley, the booker, had insisted she’d make it up to him and this was it. She said this client struck her as a big tipper, and big tippers helped keep the lights on.

He had to get ready. Was it actually possible not to want to masturbate? Okay, no, it really wasn’t. Not for him. Like most men, he’d probably keep his hand on his cock all day if he could. When he had to come to prepare for work, it was still enjoyable yet somehow a little different. Maybe it was because work made masturbating a ‘have to’ and not just a ‘want to.’ It was similar with his clients. Did he enjoy having sex with them? Sure. But, it wasn’t about him, it was about them and he knew it.

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What comes next is too spicy for my blog! If you’d like to preview more, here are the links!

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We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Huge Swag Pack!

All commenters on my blog will receive a free eBook and one lucky winner will receive a $5 Amazon gift card (to hopefully go with your new Kindle!).

Don’t forget to check out all the other participating sites linked here!

It’s a Bloghopping Summer at The ABCs of Erotica Blog – Contribute Your Thoughts for a Nook, eBooks, GCs and More!

Hello Bloghoppers!

Here are three great opportunities to win prizes and have fun. Prizes include a Nook, a 40 book gift basket, a $100 gift certificate and much more! All commenters get a free ebook from me.

Comment to win and don’t forget your email. Share your favorite characters, your tips for sex on the beach and contribute to my one-line-at-a-time story.

Just click the photos to go to my main post for each contest.

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