Thursday, January 31, 2013

Island Pleasures with KT Grant

Anyone who follows my blog should know I'm a fan of the 1Night Stand series. Last summer, I had the pleasure of meeting KT in person -- hanging out in New Orleans over drinks. She's a wild one! Here's a glimpse into the making of her new release, Island Pleasures.

As a writer, it’s great creating unique settings for my books. With Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series, the possibilities are endless when it comes to different settings. The first book I published for the 1Night Stand series, A Bid For Love, takes place in Las Vegas. I know Las Vegas well. I’ve been there three times. It was great to show off my view of Las Vegas and the atmosphere there, as well as the two men who fall for one another while trying out an amazing penthouse suite in a ritzy casino (including a hot tub that’s put to good use by the main couple).

After I finished writing A Bid For Love, I planned for another character, who was introduced briefly, to be the star of the second book in my 1Night Stand world. Carly Kimball is the neighbor of Reece, one of the heroes of A Bid For Love. In her one scene with Reece, Carly comment how she wants to scope out the Castillo Resort on Grand Turk in the Caribbean. The moment I wrote that, I knew Carly had to end up in Grand Turk. It gave me the perfect excuse to set her story on an island paradise, thus the title, Island Pleasures (pretty appropriate, don’t you think?)

I’ve also been to the Caribbean the same number of times I’ve been to Las Vegas, so I have knowledge of what a Caribbean island is like. I’ve never been to Grand Turk, but with the help of the internet, I was able to research this island that’s one vacation destination I recommend anyone go to. Nothing says romance like a clear blue ocean, tropical breezes and a fancy resort where romance is in the air. Carly doesn’t have any interest in being romanced on Grand Turk. Her reason for going there is to expose the 1 Night Stand online dating service and the Castillo corporation, both of which she thinks are shady businesses. What Carly has no idea about is that she’ll not only come in contact with Quinn, a man from her past, but Woody, another man who is also interested in Carly, proving how seductive Grand Turk can be for a single woman who has caught the eyes of two men.

One woman and her choice of two men on a steamy island paradise leads to some shocking yet fun times. The question remains though, does Carly end up with both men or does she only pick one to ride off in the sunset with? To find that out, you’ll have to read Island Pleasures.

KT Grant in her finery.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

M/M Military-Style with Cameron Lawton

Please welcome Cameron Lawton to the blog.

4 and 5 star reviews for the second in the series of the investigators in love. 
The Military Police boys are back and this time it's murder.

A fast-paced murder mystery featuring the two Military Police investigators from "Yours To Command." Plans for the holidays are scrapped when a body is found on an Army base in Germany. Still firmly in the closet at work, they stay in a hotel and indulge in some midnight room-hopping but will Rory be able to cope with his assistant's newly discovered dominant streak? Who killed the translator and why in such a grisly way? Is there a connection to a recent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan? Killing doesn't stop just because it's Christmas, especially in the British Army.

A reviewer on Goodreads said:

We get to see how both Jack and Rory struggle with the strictures placed on them in their relationship by them both being in the Army especially with Rory being a Captain and Jack a Staff Sergeant, they are cautious but Rory is extra cautious because of what happened in the past and Jack learns he doesn’t know his lover as much as he thought he did. We also see Rory’s jealousy of Jack’s loving family but it doesn’t interfere with their relationship, these men are very hot together and make a well suited couple even if they are forced to stay in the closet.

The investigation is really good with some interesting characters, the language is blunt and there is no beating about the bush in this book or political correctness… all the characters are blunt and to the point. I liked the way that even though Jack and Rory’s relationship is very important it faded into the background when it came to the investigation, because damn was that part of the story great with both Rory and Jack using any means necessary (well nearly) to get to the truth. 

I will recommend this to those who love their men blunt and manly, their sex hot and rough at times, their murders gruesome, their military British, strict and blunt and their men getting a happy for now ending.

Visit Cameron's blog  here

Cameron, a trans person, writes having been in the British military and with vast experience of the homophobia and dislike of anyone "different" in those circles. He hopes to be writing more in the Jack and Rory series in 2013. Come on over to his blog and have a chat about motorcycles (his real love) and maybe win a free book.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Double Bill by Lucy Felthouse

Lucy Felthouse is such a favorite writer-friend of mine! And talk about prolific HOT stories. Here's a little bit about her latest.

There’s a British saying about buses – you don’t get one for ages, then three come along at once. My new releases seem to be like that. I have two new releases—three if you count an appearance in an anthology—and I’m here to dish the dirt about them a little.

Both books released on exactly the same day, which made things a little crazy, but I’m certainly not complaining—at least I can do all my promo in one go! The books are called Loose Ends and The Military Wife. Loose Ends is an erotic romance short story about two people who knew each other at University, but for various reasons never got it together. They meet several years later at a reunion and the spark is still there. The things that kept them apart are no longer there... so will they finally get together? You’ll just have to wait and see! This book is actually a re-release as I got the rights back from the original publisher, and was lucky enough to have Resplendence Publishing sign it, re-edit it, and give it a lovely new cover.

The Military Wife is a collection of three erotic romance short stories, all with a military theme, as you may have guessed from the title! The first story, The Military Wife, is about a woman whose husband is away on tour with the Army, and naturally she misses him. When he comes home unexpectedly, they have a very enthusiastic reunion. Passing Out Passion is the story of what happens when a girl goes to her brother’s passing out parade (which is what we call it in the UK when recruits pass their basic training) and bumps in to an old flame. They didn’t part on good terms and things are weird between them. Will they get a second chance? Finally, Double Vision is a rather kinky story about what happens when an army wife confesses to her husband something she’d particularly like to do in the bedroom. Her request breaks unwritten rules between the two of them, but her husband is eager to please and tries to work out a way to give his wife what she wants.

Also, just in case you’re interested in the anthology I had a story in – my quirky bondage story, Balancing the Books, appeared in The Big Book of Bondage by Alison Tyler. It’s one of my favourite stories that I’ve written and I was delighted to make my first sale to Alison Tyler!

Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by, and if you want to find out about my upcoming releases, sign up to my newsletter, subscribe to my website and follow me on the various social networks and I’ll keep you up to date J

Thanks also to Louisa for letting me loose on her site today!

When Jonathan and Lauren met at University, it should have been the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Sadly, it wasn’t to be, and Jonathan became ‘the one that got away.’ Years later, at a University reunion, Jonathan shows up unexpectedly throwing Lauren into turmoil. The pair start talking, and soon all the old feelings come back. But will this time be different, or will their mutual affection continue to be unrequited?

Three hot and romantic military tales from the pen of uniform aficionado, Lucy Felthouse. 
The Military Wife
Tess’ salacious fantasies about her husband, Aidan, see her through the long periods of time when she doesn’t see him—when he’s away on tour with the Army. The rest of the time, she has to deal with day to day life alone. One day, a dull chore is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of her husband, and things quickly hot up in their kitchen, and beyond.

Passing Out Passion
When Christina attends her brother’s passing out parade with her parents, she’s full of pride at his achievement. What she’s not expecting, though, is to bump into old flame Phil Ashdown. They didn’t part on good terms and the atmosphere between them is awkward. But when they’re forced into conversation, it turns out that all those years ago, there was a misunderstanding. One that can very easily be put right.

Double Vision
Becky’s a military wife with a uniform fetish. She loves nothing more than having fun in the bedroom with her squaddie husband, where they share and act out many of their fantasies. However, there’s one fantasy that she’s never divulged, as it breaks their rule about bring other people into their sex life. One day, though, Becky decides to bite the bullet and tell Paul everything. She never expects him to make her fantasy come true. But then, Paul’s a very resourceful man.


Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Finding Mercy with D.L. Jackson

Thanks for having me today to talk about my newest release, and a Prepper romance, Finding Mercy. Stick around to the end, I’ll give you a sneak peek at my current WIP in the Evans Point series, Dry Spell and a chance to win a copy of one of my other military-based romances, Cinderella Wore Combat Boots.

Finding Mercy is a story about doomsday preppers and second chances. This mini-series takes place in the fictional town of Evans Point Wyoming, approximately one and a half hours outside Jackson hole. The town is outside a decommissioned Army airfield and sits on top of a massive bomb shelter built in the 1940’s (modeled after the actual town of Alliance, NE).

In 2010, tornadoes tear through the small community, flattening most of the town. When the storms end, the residents rise from the debris with a mission to never be unprepared again. They begin to refurbish the old shelter, and expand. As the railroad pulls its headquarters out of the town after the disaster, the residents band together to create businesses to support the economy of the small town and their on-going project. The town builds solar panel roofing tiles, water filtration systems and free dried foods with a shelf life up to 25 years, using online websites catering to doomsday preppers

Justin is a Veteran, a former combat medic who has run from reporters and questions he can’t anwser, seeking solace in the middle of nowhere, where he tries to forget the role he played that killed all but four men in two Army companies. Mercy Evans is an anchorwoman on forced leave of absence for a story that went horribly wrong, resulting in the suicide of a young woman. When she discovers Justin is the missing hero everyone has been looking for, she sees a way to save her career. Little does she know that falling in love will complicate her plan.

Fingers pressed against his throat, feeling for a pulse.
“This one’s alive.” Someone hoisted the weight of a large chunk of wreckage from his torso. Two sets of hands slid under him. “On the count of three. One. Two. Three.”
They moved in unison, rolling him onto a stretcher.
“No,” he begged. He wasn’t alive. This couldn’t be real. Another protest gurgled from his throat and he began to convulse, unable to hold his limbs still.
“Hold him down so I can sedate him.” Hands grasped his wounded limbs. Bone cracked and shifted under their grip. He tried to arch up, but remained restrained by several soldiers. He yelled and thrashed. They grabbed both sides of his face, holding him still.
Justin screamed. The sound was so inhuman; if he hadn’t been the one who’d made it, he wouldn’t have believed it came from a man. A stick with a needle. Burning.
As the seizure eased, they released their hold. He turned his head toward the medic who’d drugged him. The man blurred in and out. Justin’s vision came back into focus as a burned picture of a woman and baby caught the breeze and tumbled across the baked earth next to where the medic kneeled. Justin swallowed and his eyes blurred with tears. Sanders hadn’t even gotten to hold his daughter.
“You’re going to be okay.”
Let me die. Please. Let me die. Pain rode his nerves like an electrical wire, sending jolts of agony to the tips of his fingers and toes. He opened his mouth, but nothing came from his throat. Boom, boom, boom. His heartbeat slowed as the sedative did its job.
“Get him on the chopper.”
Regardless the drug, every step the medics took hurt as they hauled him toward reprieve. Broken bones, burns, but nothing compared to what played through his head. He’d killed them all and survived to see his handiwork. Nothing could be worse than that.

You’ll die in three minutes without oxygen, three hours without shelter, three days without water and three weeks without food. But could you live a lifetime with a broken heart?

Mercy Evans has come to Evans Point hoping to collect herself and find a way to resurrect her career as an anchorwoman for Cheyenne’s news station. Sergeant Justin Redway has come to Evans Point to try to forget his past and survive all he’s done.

One is a battle-damaged veteran, the other a desperate woman who will go to any extreme to get his story. When their worlds collide, sparks fly and old wounds open. As the chasm between the fated lovers widens, it might be too big to cross.

One town, two lovers, and a second chance at finding mercy.

Available via Amazon, Decadent Publishing and other eRetailers.

A Look at the WIP:

She reached in her pocket and pulled out an inactive reserve card. “I just got out of the Army a month ago. I’m headed to California and running low on funds. I’m a meteorologist, or that’s what I used to do in the Army. I’m hoping I can pick up a job doing the same thing.”
That state again. He held his hand up, not wanting to hear a word about the West Coast. “That doesn’t explain why you were climbing over the fence onto private property.” He glanced down at the card. SSG. Addison Smith. Army? She didn’t look like any female soldier he’d ever seen, but then again, he didn’t get out of Wyoming much. “So, Ms. Smith, care to tell me what any of this has to do with you breaking the law?”
“I knew if I could get video of this storm, I could sell it for a profit and have change to spare when I got where I was going. Plus it would look great on my resume. Best shot was from up there. Just trying to make a little money to get home.”
The hair on his neck stood on end. There was a funny electricity in the air, like he clinged to high voltage. Jake ignored the warning and focused on the pretty woman before him. “So you were going to stand in the rain and film, hoping something would happen?”
“Actually,” she said, “something is going to happen.” She used her thumb to gesture behind her. “See all those bumps in that cloud that dip down like a bunch of breasts? That’s a cumulonimbus. Those pockets hold hail stones. A supercell is created when a cold and warm front collide. I’ve been tracking this weather, watching and waiting. And look at how low they are—the little wisps and the rotation? Incredible. I can’t put words to it. It’s....”
He looked up and noticed not only the rotation, but the twister that dropped down as she spoke. “A tornado.” Though he could appreciate the graphic description, breasts in the clouds and all, but there were much bigger things than tittles in the sky to worry about. He grabbed her hand. “This way.” Jake dragged her at full run a hundred yards down the interstate toward a culvert that ran under the highway. They were lucky she’d stopped so close to it, or they’d be out of luck.
She glanced back. “Oh. A tornado. Wait.” She lifted her camera and he jerked her around and all but shoved her through the fence and down into a dried out stream bed. He gave her another push toward the galvanized pipe under the pavement, big enough for two people to squeeze into. “Get in there.” The beast roared behind them, drawing closer. Jake unclipped his flashlight and slapped it into her hand. She looked back again, but this time she didn’t hesitate, diving into the dark tunnel, the bright beam bouncing before her. He crawled in after her.

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