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Sparks Fly at the 4th of July H0p – Passion, F-R-E-E Books and More

St. Louis Arch FireworksWelcome hoppers! I’d like to give a special shout out to our host – The Blog Hop Spot.

There are many wonderful authors and bloggers participating, be sure to use the link at the bottom to “hop” around and meet them!

All commenters on this blog will be entered to win a $5 Amazon.com gift card – don’t forget to include your email! (Comment button is at the bottom).

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I have a special offer for every hopper! My book His Need, Her Desire (Book 1) is currently FREE! Please download your copy at major eBook retailers. Links below!

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In addition, to celebrate the release of His Passion, Her Temptation, I’ve marked down the entire series. His Desire, Her Surrender (Book 2), Her Wish, His Command (Book 3) and His Passion, Her Temptation (Book 4) are all 99 cents through July 7 at most retailers.

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His Passion, Her Temptation Blurb

Granger Pharma executive Monica Granger is hiding her relationship from her family. She has to. Her lover is the son of her father’s biggest business rival. Ben Coron is more than Monica can resist; he’s everything she’s ever wanted—including dominant in bed.

But when Coron Health makes a play for Granger Pharma, Monica’s relationship—and her life—blow wide open. She loses her job, and her family rejects her. Someone’s stealing Granger’s vital trade secrets, and worse, Monica’s brother is dodging attempts on his life.

Their passion is too strong to keep Monica and Ben apart for long. They must thwart the takeover and heal the rift between their families. If they don’t, they’ll never trust one another enough to pursue the dominance and submission they both need.

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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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All commenters on this blog will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Amazon.com gift card! Be sure to leave your email address.

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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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Want to Be Lucky in Love? Visit Malia Mallory on the Lucky in Love BlogH0p

Lucky in LoveWelcome hoppers! Thank you for participating in the Lucky In Love BlogHop! Extra special thanks to our wonderful hostess – Carrie Ann Ryan.

There are over 300 participating blogs and two great grand prizes.

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

2nd 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 $5 Amazon.com gift card! Don’t forget to leave your email with your comment. (Comment link is at the bottom of the post).

Being Lucky In Love

I admit it – I’ve been lucky enough to find my love, but the journey was long and hard. I’ve given some thought to what makes one “lucky in love” and I think it is finding that person who appreciates what makes you unique. Your quirks are cute and your bad habits no big deal. The question is – where do you find this person? I think that luck in love is like luck in general. It’s said that luck really isn’t random – it’s the intersection of preparation and opportunity. In this case, I think preparation would be being happy with yourself the way you are. If you’ve created a full and interesting life, worked on your issues and are mentally ready – that’s the preparation. Then when the “opportunity” comes by, you’re set. When you go to a dinner party and meet a new person, run into someone repeatedly at the local grocery or get set up – that’s the opportunity. Hopefully the right kind of sparks will fly.

How would you define being lucky in love?

Best wishes from me to you that you will be Lucky in Love this year 🙂  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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My newest release His Desire, Her Surrender came out last week! Check out the blurb below!His_Desire_Her_Surrender_200x300

His Desire, Her Surrender 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.

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His Desire, Her Surrender is available for preview or purchase on the following sites.

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Coming soon to iTunes and Kobo!

10 Naughty New Year Resolutions for the Naughty New Year Blogh0p!

skyenyhopWelcome blog hoppers! Thank you for joining me and OVER 200 other authors and bloggers for this great event. Thanks to our lovely hostess Skye Warren for her organization!

There are prizes up for grabs at every stop and some great GRAND PRIZES –

1) $100 Gift Card to Eden Fantasies

2) Digital Gift Basket of eBooks

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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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Ten Naughty New Year’s Resolutions

Today we are going to try a new take on New Year Resolutions. Instead of losing weight or getting the car serviced, let’s come up with some that are easy to get behind.

So, what would be a naughty New Year resolution? Here are a few of my ideas.

1 – Eat a bite of chocolate every day – just a tiny bite won’t hurt 🙂

2 – Buy something slinky to wear for the significant other.

3 – Take one of those toys out of the drawer…and use it!

4 – Read a spicy book to your partner.

5 – Sleep in the buff.

6 – Send a suggestive text to your partner.

7 – Make a sex date (sounds unromantic but it works and gets your mind in the mood!)

8 – Leave a love post it where your partner will find it.

9 – Wake your partner up in the middle of the night for some action (this works better on the weekend….trust me).

10 – Ask your partner about sexual fantasies and act one out.

What is your contribution for a naughty New Year resolution?

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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.

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.

Want a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica? Sign up for my mailing list here.

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

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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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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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