Hello: Reviews by Crystal! – DARK (Stronghold) #giveaway #VBT

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I’m having a virtual book tour for DARK!

Today I’m at  – Reviews by Crystal  –  Author Interview

Want to know my writing routine? My favorite authors? Wonder no more. An interview is waiting for you (click the link), along with a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway!

And here’s where I’ll be for the rest of the week:

Aug 21 – A Passion for Romance – Character Interview

Aug 22 – Lusty Penguin  – Guest Post

stop#2 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review/spotlight

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Erotic Romance (MF), May/Dec, New Adult, Rubenesque, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Suspense
Word Count: 38,070
Heat Level 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing

Click here to read an excerpt.

Greyson Dark doesn’t like strangers in his territory.

Eva Waverley doesn’t like being told to keep out.

After her father’s suicide, hiking is the only thing that makes the bullying in Eva’s new school bearable. When Greyson rescues her from a tumble, she falls for him despite his autocratic demeanor. She’s leaving for college soon—what does it matter if she crushes on a man everyone else fears?

Greyson suspects Eva is his true mate, but duty demands he remain aloof. She doesn’t know he’s a long-lived Sentry, sworn to protect Earth from the Spiders, an ancient alien menace. When she leaves for college, he’s relieved, but four years later she comes back, all grown up and more gorgeous than ever.

Greyson can’t afford to care for a mortal woman, no matter how compelling. Hackers are attacking Stronghold, the Sentries’ net, and Spiders are swarming beyond the moon, but when Eva is attacked, he discovers he can’t just let her die…

 

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11 things you didn’t know about me – Rainbow Book Reviews interview!

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Want to know 11 things about me? Head on over to my new interview with Rainbow Book Reviews: click here to read. Here’s a snippet:

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I have no idea. The thing about being a person is that everything you know about yourself is ordinary. It’s only when you begin to tell someone else about your life that your realize there are some parts of who you are that are surprising.

Wicked Wednesday with C.R. Moss

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1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

For the characters in Lovers and the Fiend, they’d probably pick sundae items…chocolate to drizzle on the skin, whipped cream to top things off, cherries to feed each other, ice cream to spread along the contours of their bodies…

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Romance novels: In my teens. I read some teenage romances. Guess they’d be considered YA now. Then in my mid-twenties a friend gave me A Knight in Shining Armor to read & that’s when I got hooked on romances. As for erotica, does some of the material in VC Andrews’ books count? Like Flowers in the Attic? Read that in eighth grade. Other erotica, well since I took a Literature and Sexuality course in college that’d be in my early twenties.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

Any really. I have an eclectic taste. 🙂

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

I like a length between long and short, not so long that he competes against the length of my hair & looks like a chick from behind, but something long enough to be able to grab hold of in intimate situations. 😉

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

Time of day: Afternoons on good days but lately ~ late at night. My muse seems to love getting inspired around 11 pm and keeping me up. Where? Depends upon the time of year and if my office is clean or not. During the warmer months, I take a notebook and pen down to the pool and sit poolside and write. Or I go sit on my back porch. Otherwise I’m in my office if it’s clean. If it’s not, then I’m on my laptop on the couch in the living room.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

If the publishing house requires it, yes. I keep the mechanics of it as short and sweet as possible so as to not detract from the scene.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Today I’m here to tout my latest C.R. Moss release, Lovers and the Fiend.

Lovers and the Fiend is a story in Evernight Publishing’s Naughty Fairy Tale line. The characters, Jack and Kristina, appeared in my short story – Chasing Miss Kringle – that’s in an Evernight Publishing anthology – Stockings and Suspenders. This is the first of a handful of stories I have planned for the NFT line that revolve around the world started in CMK and Lovers. You don’t have to read the anthology story to read Lovers, but it’d be nice if you did. 😉

Blurb:

Ex-cop turned private investigator, Jack Vorst, learns his elf girlfriend Kristina has been missing for a few days after being invited to an underground vampire club. He, too, is summoned to visit club Hexenringe and is taken captive. Jack finds Kristina bound and gagged in a human sized bird cage. They’re both thrust into a kinky world at the hands of Kol, the club owner. Kol, a vampiric beast, shifts into human form to be with Jack and Kristina and needs them to remember their pasts and to love him so he can return to what he used to be. Can Kol make the pair fall in love with him despite his current situation and the fact he’s keeping them captive or will they leave, making it too late for him to change all their fates?

Warning: ménage a trios, M/M, bondage, anal sex, sex toys, public exhibition

Purchase Links:

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/lovers-and-the-fiend-by-c-r-moss/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lovers-Fiend-Naughty-Fairy-ebook/dp/B00B5OAMPI
All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-loversandthefiend-1048240-140.html
Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/lovers-and-the-fiend

Author details:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRMoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRMoss.author
Website: http://www.crmoss.net
Blog: http://crmoss.blogspot.com/
Double D Ranch Tales: http://doubledranchtales.blogspot.com/
Evernight Publishing – C.R. Moss: http://tinyurl.com/CRMoss-EvernightPublishing
Decadent Publishing – C.R. Moss: http://tinyurl.com/CRMoss-DecadentPublishing
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/C.R.-Moss/e/B002DBE49W
All Romance Ebooks: http://tinyurl.com/CRMoss-ARe
Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/cr-moss
Link for Casey Moss ~ http://caseymossbooks.com/

Wicked Wednesday with Kerri Patterson

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1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

I haven’t given the use of food in ‘bedroom scenes’ much thought. I think my characters are much too interested in ‘playing’ with one another in the bedroom and not food. (wicked grin)

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Fifteen, I believe…Johanna Lindsey’s Until Forever. I haven’t read any erotica. Karen Moning’s Fever series is probably the closest, but still not what others would consider erotica.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

Historical, but generally anything that will get me out of todays world 🙂

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Hmmm…I think long, it gives him a rougher appeal. Short isn’t bad either. When I think of short, a rough and tuff soldier with a high-and-tight comes to mind. Don’t think I could do bald though, makes me think of an old man.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I love getting up in the morning around 4:30-5 A.M. Husband is gone to work and the kid is still asleep and I have perfect quiet. Usually I would write at my desk in my office, but we are transitioning into a new home at the time. So until the office is ready, my computer is in a corner on a tote, lol.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

My first two books, this doesn’t apply to. However, I have a WIP in which I considered having my heroine use birth control. They are in a situation where having a condom on hand, much less thinking to use it, just wouldn’t work. However, I decided for her to go without. I think it would have killed the scene if ‘she’ had brought it up.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Bound To A Highlander will release in April. I’m very excited to see this book accepted by Evernight. The novel was actually written before I submitted The Pursuit for Love, but still needed some work. BTAH received much criticism from other agents and editors because the hero handfasts the woman accused of killing his brother. Of course, he only does this because he believes she’s guilty and thinks to punish her himself – a task he finds harder than expected 🙂

As for right now, I’ve begun an exciting new series. It’s my first contemporary. I finished Perfect Stranger a week ago and began edits this week. I’m really excited for this one too. This book is very different for me not only because it is contemporary, but it is a novella. I’ve never written anything under 90k. I’m interested to see how it does.

Author details:

Author Kerri M. Patterson is the author of ARe Bestseller The Pursuit for Love. Her next novel, Bound To A Highlander, will be coming in April.

Website link: www.kerripatterson.com

Wicked Wednesday with Sam Crescent

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1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Whip cream and chocolate sauce.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Cheeky. LOL. I was old enough and that is all you’re getting 🙂

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I love so many. I read all of them as I don’t think leaving any genre out is fair. I’m always willing to read.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

You’re sure giving me hard questions. I think it depends on the hero as to what is hotter. I read a book not long ago where the hero was bald and I thought it was hot.

So, it all comes down to the story and the characters as to what is hot and not.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I’ve actually got my small area set up with plenty of inspiration. I write in the mornings and through lunch time where I most often forget to eat.

When I’m editing, I love doing it away from my office and anywhere I can.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

I use condoms sometimes and I try to spice it up by getting the hero to order the woman to put it on. Sometimes I forget because sex in the heat of the moment can be spoiled by remembering to put on protection.

Again, this one all comes down to the story and characters. Sometimes a condom fits the story whereas other stories don’t.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

The Allusifa Siblings, 1

One night of hot sex was never supposed to be complicated.

Simone hates men who cheat. When she catches her current boyfriend with another woman, she finds the nearest bar and spends the night with a mysterious and alluring stranger.

Come Monday…

Callum Gallagher is looking for a thief. Someone is stealing his money and making it look like Simone is the culprit. He knows it cannot be her. Callum enlists her help with a little persuasion.

She never expected to meet her mystery man or to be attracted to him and his brooding friend. Cole Turner gets under her skin unlike any other man. When their innocent kisses take on a whole new meaning, will she be able to resist both men?

After witnessing the disaster of her parents marriage, Simone cannot bring herself to trust any man with her heart. Will Cole and Callum break the ice surrounding her heart?

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), anal sex, sex toys, spanking

Buy links:

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Time-Play-Allusifa-Siblings-ebook/dp/B00BB2ELR4/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_CBZX

 

Author details:

Sam Crescent is passionate about fiction. She loves a good erotic romance and so it only made sense for her to spread her wings and start writing. She began writing in 2009 and finally got that first acceptance in 2011.

She loves creating new characters and delving into the worlds that she creates. When she’s not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be found in her kitchen creating all kinds of havoc. Like her stories the creations in the kitchen can be just as dubious but sometimes things turn out great.
You can find me here:

Blog: http://samcrescent.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sam.crescent

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/samcrescent

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LovingEroticRomance

Wicked Wednesday with Susan Hayes

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1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

I just finished writing a food play scene, and my characters got carried away with ice cream and whisky soaked, maraschino cherries. They both ended up sweet, sticky, and very satisfied. (and the kitchen floor was a wreck too!)

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

I think I swiped my mom’s first romance novel before I was ten, but I didn’t discover erotica until my best friend heard me complaining that the books I was reading always faded to black at the “good parts.” She laughed and introduced me to erotic romances.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I think it would have to be paranormal, but I love them all, it just depends on my mood and what new releases are out.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

I spent my formative years around police officers and firemen, and so I have a thing for men with very short hair. (And guys in uniform too)

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I seem to find my writing zone in the afternoon, that’s when I get the majority of my work done. I’ve never been a morning person, so it makes sense that I can’t really get creative until I’ve had at least two cups of coffee and a shower!  My office is my preferred writing space. It’s the one spot in the house that’s allowed to be messy and it’s filled with all my favorite things.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

I tend to vary it from book to book, but in general my characters “try” to remember, they just don’t always succeed in the heat of the moment.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

I have a new paranormal erotic romance series coming up, and the first book, Saved by Sin, was released December 18th, 2012. The series is going to revolve around a group of retired military men and women who all work for a security firm. When the supernatural threatens one of their clients, they’re going to start learning more than they ever imagined about the things that go bump in the night.

Saved by Sin is Michelle & Sinjin’s story:   Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while he recovers from a failed mission. When Michelle Jamieson arrives to take refuge in the cabin next door, he finds himself back in the protection business whether he’s ready or not. Michelle’s dead ex-boyfriend is haunting her, and the ghost wants to claim her, body and soul.

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