Sunday, July 27, 2014

Venus In Fur Coat by Ela Stein


Joining us today, we have another Evernight author, Ela Stein, with her latest release...

First of all, thank you so much for having me here today! “Venus In Fur Coat” is a bit of a rarity of me – it’s a contemporary romance and I’m more of a sci-fi/fantasy type of gal. But when inspiration strikes, you don’t ask questions. The idea for this story came to me fully formed, which was kind of cool. I also love the art aspect in it – I’ve painted and drawn my whole life, and more recently (well, like the past 10 years at this point), have done a lot of scrapbooking. So I’m a bit of an artist at heart, and I really identify with Derek. And I also identify with Cara, who has a very practical streak to her. After all, I did set all my artsy stuff aside to pursue school and a more traditional career. So I guess one could say that they both have different aspects of my personality… and it was kind of cool watching them come together :)

Venus In Fur Coat” is a Rubenesque/BBW, New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance short story (8,900) words.

Blurb: 

Cara is an accounting major in college, and she is practical, a little cynical, and focused on her studies. When she allows her roommate to drag her to a frat party, the last thing she expects is running into the artsy-bad-boy type who tempts her to throw all her typical reservations out the window.

Derek tends to go with his feelings—intense and passionate, with a strong alpha streak. It will be up to him to bring Cara out of her shell and help her experience life to its fullest. Both of them feel that special spark, and one passionate night could change the course of their lives forever.

Buy Links: 

Evernight
Amazon
ARe
Bookstrand

Excerpt: 

Derek followed her through the hallway. She was already walking down the street, away from the house by the time he made it outside. He watched her walking away, debating whether he should approach her now. It was dark out, and he didn’t want to freak her out by seeming stalker-ish. But then again, if she was going to be walking around alone at night, she’d probably be better off with a friendly stalker keeping her company.

Having decided, he set off at a light jog to catch up with her. She wasn’t too far ahead, likely slowed down by her high-heeled boots. His cock had responded as soon as he first laid eyes on her, standing there all timid and uncertain, and now that he could see her ass wiggling as she walked, he grew painfully hard. His jeans were not designed to accommodate a huge hard-on. He adjusted himself just before catching up to her.

She was everything that turned him on in a woman. Curves in all the right places, so voluptuous that he could just imagine himself sinking into her, her soft cushioning against his own hard planes. Her hair had an adorable bit of frizz to it, and she wore it pulled back from an angelic face. The face of a goddess. A face right out of ancient paintings by the great masters.

His boots crunched on the gravel and she stopped and turned around. His heart picked up speed when their gazes met again, and he was glad he followed his gut. No way was he giving up until he got to know her better. Dating just for the hell of it was starting to lose its appeal. If he was honest with himself, he’d had his fill of it for a long time, but until now, no one had come along that made him want anything more serious. 

“Hey.” Maybe not the most eloquent way to start the conversation, but she stood staring at him with wide eyes and a startled expression, waiting for him to say something.

“Hi.” Her voice was a whisper. The wind picked up speed and rustled through the leaves in the trees around them, as though echoing her.

“It’s not safe to be walking around alone at night.” Criticizing her choices, right off the bat, probably wasn’t the greatest way to make an impression, but it had been a pretty bad move on her part. Even if she wanted nothing to do with him, he didn’t like the idea of her walking around alone at night. There were too many assholes out there, and it just wasn’t safe.

She raised a brow in response and crossed her arms across her chest. He guessed that was her pissed-off look, but it was somewhat spoiled by how hot her tits looked pushed up that way.

“Oh, really? I guess it’s safer to be out here at night with a total stranger?”

About Ela Stein: 

Reading was my entertainment and salvation as a child, and it transferred into a passion for writing. I am still very much a reader, and love many different genres, from erotic romance, to fantasy (and dark fantasy... Game of Thrones, anyone?), to historical fiction, and that love is reflected in my own writing as well. If you'd like to learn more about me, or chat about books and life, you can find me all over the web. I’d love hearing from my readers.

You can find me here:
Website: www.ElaStein.com 
Blog: http://elastein.blogspot.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stein_Ela
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ela.stein.735 
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/elastein/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8142001.Ela_Stein


Friday, July 25, 2014

Illicit


Our latest release, Illicit, is free on Amazon through Sunday. I hope that you will check it out, enjoy the story, and want to read more of Odessa's series. If you have Kindle Unlimited this story is also available there as a free read for the next 90 days. After that Illicit will be available from other ebook vendors. As always, honest reviews are always appreciated. Please feel free to share this special promotion with all your friends.

Can two wrongs ever make a right? 

Lucy Edwards worries that her life has become just as cliché as that age old question. Heartbroken by her husband’s repeated affairs and frustrated by his lack of attention and affection, she is drawn to another man who’s more than willing to give her exactly what she so desperately craves.

What was supposed to be just an alcohol infused vengeful one night stand evolves into an illicit affair. Lucy's new lover pushes her sexual boundaries and forces her to take a critical look at her relationship with her husband. Now she’s got to chose between these newly aroused desires and the security and status of a marriage to a wealthy and powerful man.


Dess would like me to point out that this story is told from a completely different point of view and she is just the nameless red haired mistress across the water. There is adult content with graphic sex scenes, although Lucy doesn't exactly have Odessa's infamous "potty mouth". I had to release this story on my own since the ebook Publishers that I would normally submit to will not consider material with infidelity. In this story Lucy does engage in sex with both her lover and her husband. Not at the same time, though. Sorry, no menages here. :-)


Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Encounter by Jacey Holbrand


I'm pleased to have a fellow Evernight author here with us today.
Please welcome Jacey Holbrand:

I’m so excited! My story The Encounter is now available! The Encounter is the first book in a series I’ve started called: The Agency. An ‘advertisement’ for The Agency goes something like this: “Seen a ghost? Have issues with a poltergeist? Experienced a close encounter? If you’ve come across something odd and don’t know what your next step is, call The Agency. We’re here to help you regarding your supernatural needs.”

Cool, right? (: I’m currently at work on the next few stories in this series, but for now check out The Encounter available from Evernight Publishing.

The Encounter ~ The Agency by Jacey Holbrand
Publisher: Evernight Publishing ( Twitter ID: @evernightpub )
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Gay, Erotic, May/December
Heat Level: 3
Word Count: 17, 775
ISBN: 978-1-77130-909-7
Editor: Tricia Kristufek
Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs

 Blurb: 

The Agency, 1 

Evan ‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about his past he’s not too keen on answering.

Seth Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.

Will Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?

Be Warned: m/m sex

Excerpt: 

Zen threw his arms around him in a tight hold and claimed his mouth with wild abandon. Seth’s head reeled. He couldn’t believe he and Zen were kissing. Granted, it wasn’t anything like the soft moments and slow love making he’d imagined over the years, but he’d take what he could get at the moment.

Zen moved his hands up and down Seth’s back. The heated touch under his jacket and over his shirt seared his skin in a delightful way. Zen’s lips pressed upon his almost too violently. He swept his tongue out, forcing Seth to open his mouth.

Seth adored the taste of him, salty and spicy, and his scent of leather and earth as well.

God, for so long he’d waited to have Zen in his arms, his body close. Zen’s lips trailed down his neck. Seth reached up and cupped the back of Zen’s head. Zen pulled at his shirt, tugging it from the confines of his pants without breaking the kiss. In the process of kissing him, somehow Zen was able to unbutton and unzip both their pants and free their cocks out of the openings.

Desire rushed through Seth, clawing at his insides. Zen clutched at him like a drowning man scrambling for purchase on any floating thing to save him from the watery depths. Hands traveled over his shoulders, up his shirt, feeling all the nuances of his chest and back down to his rock-hard cock. The man held their dicks against each other, and Seth sucked in a long stream of air. The feel of their two satiny lengths rubbing together was a heady sensation.

Zen turned their bodies and laid them down. He stretched over Seth. Seth loved feeling the weight and heat of Zen’s strong body atop his. Still, Zen continued to kiss him, and he continued to surrender to the demand of Zen’s mouth. 

Buy Links 
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-encounter-by-jacey-holbrand/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Encounter-Agency-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00LHAK0ZC
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theencounter-1561765-340.html BookStrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-encounter-mm

Author Bio
Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world.

Jacey loves to hear from readers! Click the link to eMail her: JaceyHolbrand@gmail.com

Author Links 
Website/Blog: http://jaceyholbrand.wordpress.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaceyHolbrand 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacey.holbrand
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacey-Holbrand-Author/584389541594430
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JaceyHolbrand/ 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Jacey_Holbrand

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Executive Assistant



Unleash your naughty side with Evernight’s Executive Assistant anthology…

These sizzling hot stories dare to explore the taboo world of office romance. From X-rated job interviews, controlling Doms, to the unprofessional use of office furniture—these twelves stories have it all.

Evernight's bestselling authors are determined to make you squirm. You may never see the office the same way again!

Authors: Doris O’Connor, Leteisha Newton, S.J. Maylee Michelle Graham, Allyson Young, Lila Shaw Elodie Parkes, Chacelyn Pierce, Jean Maxwell Beth D. Carter, Jezebel Jorge, Michelle Rhys


I am so excited to have my story featured in this anthology. Here's the blurb for Helpdesk Hijinks:

Jackson Haywood decides to ride out one of Nashville tempestuous summer storms behind his desk. It’s not like he’s got anyone waiting for him at home, so he might as well get a jump start on finishing the end of the month reports while the office is quiet. He’s almost got them all knocked out when a power surge crashes his computer.

The last thing Lauren Davies wants is an overtime trouble ticket. At least until the new helpdesk assistant goes to the 28th floor and realizes the big shot executive is her unrequited teenage crush. He might not have ever noticed her in high school, but the curvy blond geek girl has definitely got the boss’s attention now.

 Giveaway: $10 Evernight Gift Card 

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I'm a Nashville native going on just over ten years now. Every morning I drive by the downtown building where my story is set and one stormy day while sitting in traffic, I thought, hum, wonder what might be going on behind those plexiglass windows? Helpdesk Hijinks came from that thought. And, yes, I really did used to work on a helpdesk. No, I never met any men as yummy as Jackson, but a girl can dream, can't she?


I hope you enjoy reading Lauren and Jackson's story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Purchase from:
Evernight Publishing
Amazon
All Romance Ebooks
Coming soon to all other vendors!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sizzling Summer Reads



The Romance Reviews is having a month of Sizzling Summer Reads with over 200 great prizes and a $100 gift certificate grand prize. Stop by their site every day this month for chances to win some ebooks and lots of other cool stuff.

I'll be participating on June 19th with a giveaway for an ebook copy of Fly Away.

If you're stopping by to search for the answer to my question... What is the name of my Spirit Guide? That would be Odessa. Fly Away is one of her stories and we hope you'll check it out.

As a big of an introduction, I am a medium and practicing witch. Odessa is my Spirit Guide from the other side. I channel her stories recounting her past life. She's also a witch and a fiery redhead with a fondness for snakes.

Another of our stories is also free on Smashwords. Click here to download Always in your favorite file format.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck in winning some awesome prizes from The Romance Reviews.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Beginning -- Witches of the Bayou


Our guest this week is another Evernight author, Cherrie Mack, and she's got a free read I am sure y'all will want to check out, The Beginning -- Witches of the Bayou.

First, I would like to thank my hostess for having me as a guest today. I am thrilled to be here.

My newest read is free, courtesy of Evernight Publishing. This paranormal romance is based on a character from A Late Summer Bloom. It occurred to me, Cecily Jareau, needed her story told. Why was she so jaded? What caused her to hate her royal coven? Why did she want to walk away from her power and her witchhood?

Because her story comes to a satisfying conclusion in A Late Summer Bloom, I thought it would be fun to go back, just a little and tell the story of how it all began. After all, don’t we all love to fall in love? That no holds barred, can’t keep our hands to ourselves, butterflies in the belly kinda love?

Yeah, me too. My hope is you take the time to download and read, The Beginning-Witches Of The Bayou and love it as much as I loved writing it.

((HUGS))

Cherrie Mack

Blurb:

A young and powerful witch of royal birthright longs to be human. When she meets a human man who gives her the love she’s never known, her decision to renounce her heritage is an easy one. But, not everything is what it seems.

This exciting, short story is a prequel to A Late Summer Bloom—Witches Of The Bayou.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Phantom Fears by Naomi Clark


Blurb:

As a private investigator with a werewolf girlfriend, Shannon Ryan is used to the unusual. But her latest case has even level-headed Shannon questioning reality. Joyce Bonner swears her daughter is being haunted by a poltergeist. Charlotte Bonner swears she's not. Shannon has one night to uncover the facts behind the supposed supernatural phenomena. Between an over-enthusiastic ghost-hunter and her own scepticism, can she get to the truth?

Available from:
Evernight Publishing
All Romance Ebooks

Excerpt:

Charlotte moaned again, mumbling something incoherent and probably rude. She sat up slowly, as if she was moving through tar. “Whassup? S’not time for school.”

“There was a power cut,” I said in explanation. “We just wanted to make sure you were alright.”

“I’m fine,” she said irritably. “Just wanna sleep.”

Esther fussed around her like a mother hen, fiddling with the duvet and muttering about hormones. I was about to tell the au pair to leave Charlotte be when the screaming started.

I’m not ashamed to admit, I jumped. Esther did too, clutching at the bedpost for support. Charlotte just groaned “What the fuck?” and buried herself under her duvet. I wished I felt so apathetic. It was a woman’s scream, shrill and eerie, and once again I was plunged back into the shadows of Paris. I didn’t want Ayla’s night vision or sense of smell anymore; I just wanted Ayla.

I sucked in a deep breath and reminded myself forcefully that there was no such thing as ghosts. “We should go find out what that is,” I said, impressed at how calm I sounded. Esther gripped my hand as we left Charlotte’s bedroom and I squeezed her fingers as I would Ayla’s, missing the warmth and reassurance of Ayla’s firm grip.

Taiki was running down the hall when we came out, a torch in hand. “How amazing is this? Actual manifestation! I can’t wait to see the data!”

I snatched the torch from him since he was waving it around like a lunatic. The beam wasn’t very bright, but I felt better with a light in my hand. The sound of clanking blended in with the screams now, like some old brass machine full of rusty gears. I gritted my teeth, hating the sound. “Where’s Joyce?” I asked Taiki.

“In the kitchen. Where’s Charlotte?”

“In her room, trying to sleep through this racket.” I shone the torch around the hall, not sure what I expected to see. My chest was tight with adrenaline, but the longer I stood here listening to the awful noise, the less nervous I felt. Noise was all it was. No slime dripping down the walls, no apparitions or flying objects. It was surprisingly anti-climactic and I just wanted it to stop. That meant finding out where it came from.

Without waiting for the others, I ran down to the kitchen, calling Joyce’s name. She sat at the kitchen table, head in her hands. I touched her shoulder lightly and she jumped, slapping my hand away.

“Shannon! Oh goodness, I’m sorry. I just…my nerves…I can’t take much more of this.”

“Then let’s stop it,” I said. The noise wasn’t as loud down here, although I still had to raise my voice to be heard. “Let’s get the lights back on, okay? Where’s the circuit board?”

“In the basement.”

Of course it was. What horror film scenario was complete without a trip to the basement in the dark? “Right, show me the way then.”

About the Author:

My first love as a writer is urban fantasy, quickly followed by werewolf myth and legend. The Urban Wolf series lets me combine the two and put my own spin on them – what more could a girl want? When I'm not writing, I'm probably creating my own perfumes, reading, watching wacky documentaries and/or drinking fancy tea.

Find me online:
Blog - http://naomiclarkwrites.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/naomi_jay
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/naomijclark