It’s Release Day for Her Bareback Cowboys

When you throw together two self-assured cowboys and one sex-starved photographer, things are bound to heat up. Her Bareback Cowboys releases today from Totally Bound Publishers and I thought I’d share a little about the book.

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From the Back Cover:

When the Groundhog Saddle Company awards twenty-six-year-old freelance photographer and divorcee, Adrian Barlow the coveted assignment of advertising their saddles and other leather products, she jumps at the opportunity. Her bank account is in dire need of replenishing and her reputation as a photographer hangs by a shred over a bottomless abyss. Even when her employer informs her that her duties include playing babysitter for the two cowboys they hired for the job, she doesn’t complain. She needs the money too much to be fussy.

Texan rodeo stars Wade Randall and Maverick Green agree to play fashion model for a couple of months because Wade needs the money to buy his own ranch in Texas and Maverick must rest his injured shoulder. However, nothing prepared them for the sight of Adrian when she collects them at the OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa.

The attraction between the three is instantaneous and the sexual tension so thick it clogs up the interior of Adrian’s four-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser, but none of them are in the market for a serious relationship. Adrian’s past sexual mistakes caused her financial misery and she has no desire for a repeat performance while the men’s plans for life exclude permanent partners for a long time to come.

Isolated on a working farm in the Highveld of the Mpumalanga Province, Adrian is unable to resist the sexual pleasures the two cowboys promise. With the firm understanding that none of them wants a serious relationship, they embark on a journey of sexual discovery that melts the cold winter days.

However, when old acquaintances from Adrian’s past arrive, she learns that over-indulgence always comes at a price…

Reader advisory: This books contains scenes of anal play, anal sex and double penetration.

 

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Exclusive Excerpt – 18+ only

Bathed and dressed in casual slacks and a bright pink sweater, Adrian joined the men in the lounge. With no lights on, the fire illuminated the room, casting eerie shadows against the walls. Before she could pour herself another drink, Marie announced that dinner was ready and they moved to the dining room. The table was set with three plates next to one another. Wade pulled out the chair in the middle and Adrian sat, trying to ignore the zing of his touch on her shoulder.

Although conversation flowed naturally, by the time they finished dinner, both men were struggling to hide the fatigue plaguing their bodies. She pushed her empty plate forward. “I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for bed.”

Seeing the twinkle in Maverick’s eyes, Adrian stood and held up her hand. “Not tonight. I need my beauty sleep.”

“Darn, and I thought we could cuddle.” Maverick closed in on her and she sidestepped him.

She chuckled. “I doubt you have a cuddle on your mind, and I’m tired.”

Maverick exaggerated a pout. Adrian fisted her hand in Wade’s shirt and pecked him on the cheek.

“Sleep tight, cowboy. Tomorrow’s going to be another long day.”

He hugged her, but his arms didn’t linger. Maverick stood with his hands stuck on his hips and his head cocked to the side. Mischief danced in his blue eyes as Adrian stepped closer to him. When she stood on tiptoes to kiss him on his cheek, he turned his head and their lips met.

Gathering her in his arms, he buried his fingers in her hair, holding her head in place. She snaked her arms over his shoulders and he deepened the kiss, exploring her mouth like a treasure hunter on the trail of innumerable riches.

Adrian clung to him as the strength seeped out of her limbs and she trembled with weakness. He dropped his hands to her buttocks and lifted her to him. She hooked her legs over his hips without breaking the kiss.

Maverick strode to the wall, pressed her back to it and captured her hands in one of his big ones. He tilted her head to the side and slid his lips to her chin, exploring the sensitive flesh below her ear.

She gasped for breath as he captured her earlobe in his mouth and suckled. Her limbs liquefied and heat pooled in her pussy. How could she fault the men for the bit of heaven their arms promised her?

“I want to taste every inch of your skin,” Maverick whispered close to her ear.

Gooseflesh erupted on her arms as the effect of his words flashed through her. She tightened her legs and edged her pussy closer to the hard ridge forming in his trousers. He hissed as she pulled him closer, further fueling the fire dancing between them.

“Hell, you’d better apply the brakes right now. Marie’s still in the kitchen.” Wade leaned against the wall next to Adrian. “And I’m not sure I’ll be worth two cents if we don’t get to bed soon.”

Damn, she’d forgotten about Marie—again. All she could think about was finding a bed where she could ride the cowboys to her heart’s content. Adrian tugged her hands from Maverick’s grip. She clung to his shoulders as she captured his mouth for a last searing kiss before she struggled out of his grasp, lowering her legs to the floor.

“Wade’s right. Besides, our first priority must be the photos. It wouldn’t do if the lens depicted two tired and worn out cowboys.” She palmed Wade’s face. “Goodnight, boys.”

Maverick’s chuckle followed her along the passage and when she closed the door behind her, their footsteps thudded to their rooms. Adrian waited for her heartbeat to slow. Playing with fire had never felt so good.

Also available from Amazon, All Romance E-books and other major online retailers.

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Author Interview: Meet Vicki Ballante

Today we welcome erotic romance author, Vicki Ballante to our blog to share some of her life with us.

Vicki writes erotic and fantasy romance. She loves taking her characters into an alternate world where strange and sexy things happen. She lives with her patient husband and three noisy kids in South Africa. In between being a busy stay-at-home Mom who hates housework and spends half her life cooking everything from scratch, she runs several blogs, writes under another name, and buries herself in the delightful world of her characters. When growing up, her school friends asked her if she wanted to be a nun. She always said “no.”

Tell us a little about yourself. (What country you are from, where you grew up, married, etc.)

I live in South Africa and grew up in Durban before I branched out into the big wide world although Durban often calls my name. I’m married with three kids – two teenagers and an eleven year old.

What made you decide to write erotic romances?

My husband’s constant nagging! No, he did prod me to try, and I put aside all my inhibitions and took the plunge.

What in your opinion makes writing erotic romances different from writing other romance novels?

To be honest, it’s a lot harder! I write sweet romance too. There you have enough to consider, but bring in writing believable, hot, and varied sex scenes which all move the story forward – well you have a lot more to add to the mix. But besides that, it’s great fun.

What do you enjoy most about writing erotic romance?

It’s always about the romance – what holds the couple apart and what brings them together, but I think what I enjoy about erotic romances is often the sex brings them together and over-rides all their barriers.

What attributes does your typical hero have?

I’ve never been into writing the super alpha male. I like a guy with some kindness and tenderness mixed in with his manliness. And typically, an ordinary everyday guy!

Are you currently working on another erotic romance title?

Um…I’m in the middle of edits for three of my other books and brainstorming a new book, so no, not at the moment. But I have several brewing in my head (although they’re predominantly fantasy novels)

What books do you have published and where can readers find them?

This is my first erotic romance. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on the 5 September 2014. Here’s the linkhttp://www.amazon.com/At-Second-Glance-Vicki-Ballante-ebook/dp/B00N5ES6I6

 

Four years after her divorce, Merryn decides she’s ready to find someone. Joining an online singles site, she connects with the perfect guy. Funny, sexy, sensitive. When he suggests they meet, excitement compels her to say yes. 

Kirk pines for his ex-wife, but realizes he must move forward. After several stimulating online chats, he believes she might be the one for him. Smart, sexy, willing to experiment and learn. But when he happens across his ex, all his plans fly out the window. 

Will Merryn learn to relax and have fun without giving her heart? Can Kirk forget the past and become the man he longs to be? 

 

 

If given an unlimited budget, what would you love to shop for?

Um…new kitchen cupboards and appliances like a food processor and ice-cream maker.

Thank you for sharing a little about yourself with us today. Don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of Vicki’s new release At Second Glance.

 

Review: At Second Glance by Vicki Ballante

I had the honor of reviewing a debut novel by Vicki Ballante. This is a sweet, erotic romance (seems like a contradiction, but you have to read the story to understand) that touches the heart and well…other places. This releases on Friday the 5th of September 2014 and I urge you to grab a copy for yourself.

Here is the review I wrote for Goodreads. Maybe I could get Vicki to join us on the blog sometime in the near future.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was given this book in return for an honest review and was pleasantly surprised by this debut erotic romance by author Vicky Ballante.

After a divorce, the inevitable post-mortem questions, doubts, anger and guilt usually follow. When enough time has passed, the parties usually decide to ‘get back on the horse’ and face their fears of repeating the mistakes which had lead to the disintegration of the marriage in the first place. This happens in most cases of divorce and it is something many people can relate to and the author made great use of exploiting these fears and insecurities.

Initially hiding behind the anonymity of a chatroom, the parties get to know each other a little better—after all it is easy to be honest when you don’t think you’ll ever meet the other party. When they finally meet, they come face to face with all the reasons why the marriage fell apart in the first place. Although the over-analyzing of these fears can sometimes seem repetitive, I found it realistic and believable in the context of the story.

The love scenes were super-hot because the characters remained honest in their self-doubts and needs. I found it refreshing that the emotions motivating the scenes were portrayed with such tenderness and understanding.

The story deserves the five starts I gave it, despite a couple of editing mistakes that couldn’t distract from a beautiful story.

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Fighting the Cold with Hot Romances

The wind started howling today, whipping up sand and trying to grate the skin off your bones. Above me, the corrugated iron roof creaked with alarming frequency as the support beams desperately clung to the sheeting. Just listening to the gusts assaulting the windows had chills spider-walking down my spine.

Winter had arrived. 

With the wind and the cold comes the inevitable searching the horizon for any signs of fire. A wisp of smoke could mean loss of grazing, loss of livestock and sometimes, if the wind loses it manners like today, even loss of life. What better place to be on a day like today, than under a thick duvet with plenty of coffee and hot chocolate? The only thing missing would be a good, steamy romance novel. 

For those of you lucky enough to do just that, here’s a few suggestions:

Leather Lace & Rock n Roll by Mia Diamond




Brains before Beauty, that’s Rachel Newberry’s motto, especially when her quiet, orderly life is interrupted by international rock star, Jaydon Hawke. And true to her word, brains take center stage when she discovers Hawke has a lot more on his mind than beautiful music. Targeted by a madman, Rachel puts her trust in Hawke, a move that may cost both their lives. 

If you Can’t Stand the Heat by Joss Wood


Resisting temptation has never been so impossible… 

Living on the edge used to make wild-card war reporter Jack Chapman feel alive. These days he needs some time-out before he burns out. So what better distraction than delectable pastry chef Ellie Evans? She’s oh-so-tempting…and sleeping right next door! Perfect for a short-term fling! 
Ellie knows it would be beyond stupid to fall for a guy with ice in his veins who’s always on the move. But daredevil Jack is even more irresistible than her death-by-chocolate cake—and saying no has never been Ellie’s strongpoint!

The Keepers: Archer (Book 1) HarperImpulse Paranormal Romance


‘Don’t ever look for me again, Archer.’

His mouth curled into a smile. ‘Game on.’

Central Park. Sienna Beckham is out jogging in the autumn sun, feeling almost ordinary. Trouble is, she’ll never be. She’s on the run from her life as a powerful witch and the three Keepers blood-bound to protect her.

Evil is hot on Sienna’s tail and Archer Bennett is searching for her, desperate to find her before they do. As one of her Keepers, he will fight to his death to defend her.

Sienna must return and defend her hometown, Rapid Ralls – but she has to face the past and master her powers. And as forbidden feelings blossom between Sienna and Archer, will their love survive the ultimate war?

The Keepers: three strong and handsome warrior brothers, born to protect.

The Trouble with Mojitos (HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance)


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From the author of the fabulous Waking up in Vegas comes another fun, flirty and wickedly sexy romance!

Let the fairytale come alive…

Turquoise blue waters. Sandy white beaches. Mojitos…

Film location scout Kenzie Cole has found herself in paradise. And working in the Caribbean for a week is just what she needs to escape the long line of exes in her closet.

Though the last thing she expects is to be picked up at the resort bar by a disgraced former Prince!
Luckily for Kenzie, exile is suiting the man formerly known as Prince Fredrik very well. And it’s not long before his rugged, pirate charm is proving hard to resist.

But Rik’s been spending his time in paradise exorcising demons of his own and he has danger written all over him. If Kenzie was sensible she’d run a mile instead of lose herself to her lust – although, they do say that sometimes you have to get lost before you can be found….

If these books doesn’t warm you up what about some heavier erotic romances like those of Sierra Cartwright 

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She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.
Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former girlfriend on her knees, behaving as the submissive he’d always wanted.
Is it too late? He should refuse her, but an undeniable sexual attraction consumes him.
Sarah had been under Reece’s spell from the moment she met him. When she found a steel collar in his drawer, she panicked. The idea of a lifetime of his relentless demands, sensual and otherwise, suffocated her.
In the years they’ve been apart, she hasn’t met his equal. Now, convinced one last night will vanquish his memory, she sets out to seduce him.
The Reece she returns to is even more determined to have his way. Is she now strong enough, brave enough, to surrender to his love?
Reader Advisory: This book contains sensual torment, flogging, anal sex and sex in public.
Hope you have a happy reading weekend, snug under the covers and hot under the collar (pun intended).

Brent’s Law Book Trailer

After struggling for a while, I finally managed a first attempt at a book trailer. As you all know, Brent’s Law is a cougar romance set in sunny South Africa. Have a peek and tell me what you think.

Brent’s Law by Ylette Pearson, Book Trailer

Brent’s Law is available at Amazon, Kobo books, Totally Bound and various other online retailers.

ROSA: Excerpt Sunday—Brent’s Law

Today I’m on the ROSA blog with an excerpt from Brent’s Law. Sometimes the setting of a story adds a great deal to the advancement of the romance. Take a look at the exclusive snippet from the book and tell me what you think.

ROSA: Excerpt Sunday—Brent’s Law: A couple of weeks ago, fellow author Kathleen Bosman provided us with some great tips about setting your books in Africa. Brent’s Law ha…

Brent’s Law by Ylette Pearson Releases on 4 April 2014

Have you ever wondered how an older woman ends up with a much younger man? What set of circumstances and personality traits lends itself to the building of a relationship between two such people?

First of all, it takes a particularly strong man to entice an independent woman into a relationship that is against the accepted norms of society. International rugby player, Brent Russell knew he was such a man. Confident, self-assertive and according to the females clamouring for his attention, not too bad in the looks department. So he shouldn’t have a problem getting what he wanted, right?

Divorce attorney Samantha Owen almost proves him wrong. She shuns his advances and makes him wonder if maybe he had it wrong all along. The more he tries to override her protests, the more determined she becomes to resist the attraction lighting up the air around them. 

So Brent decides it is time to take some serious action to get the woman plaguing his dreams to succumb to his will … 

Brent’s Law releases on the 4th of April 2014, but you can grab an early download from the Totally Bound website.

When the Going Gets Tough …

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As most of you know by now, November is NaNoWriMo-month. Not a big deal to anyone except the authors who bargained on finishing that one more novel they needed before the end of the year. Hmm … I’m one of them—except I wanted to finish TWO 30 000 novella’s in November.

Yeah, right.

I might have been a tad ambitious when I made that decision seeing that I haven’t done any planning for the books and at the moment have only a vague (very vague) idea what I want to write about. And to top it all, it’s already the 6th of November and I haven’t written one single word.

But what the hell, when the going gets tough, the tough go … blogging!

With hardly any reads on the blog, only a few people will know that I’d spent my writing time planting vegetables (we live in South Africa so it’s high summer here), reading some of my favorite Harlequin author’s books (Joss Wood) and tried not to expire from the heatwave blanketing the country. Now, I’m faced with a word-count that is staggering in order to finish (2500 words a day, if I don’t miss any days), no outline for even one of the novels and panic that’s grabbing me by the throat.

What the hell am I going to write about?

Easy? Did you say EASY? Just because I write erotic romances and erotica it doesn’t make writing them any easier. (Ahem, there’s just so many ways you can describe humping a guy’s brains out, you know?) Nope, there has to be a story about how the two (or three) actually got the point of engaging in some funky business.

And therein lies my problem at the moment.

Totally Bound has a call for submissions for 15-20 000 words novellas featuring handsome pirates and feisty ladies due on 1 January 2014. Maybe I should consider writing one or two of those. But then again, I know nothing, nada, zip, about what pirates should or could do. I don’t think watching Pirates of the Caribbean only once, qualifies me as an expert on the subject—especially as the story took a backseat to me gawking at Johnny Depp.

Maybe I could try my hand at writing an erotic horror? Hmm, don’t know how I could keep it sexy and fun if all the heroine or hero wanted to do was hide under the bed. Would you want to drop your panties when the hounds of hell were snapping at your heels? I thought not. Sigh, no that’s not going to work either.

What about an older woman with a younger man? Who wouldn’t want to read about a woman finding love with a younger man despite the odds being stacked against them? This one I could do. But wait, I’ve already done that and Brent’s Law is being published in March by Totally Bound. Could I really do another one? Wouldn’t people think I have a secret fantasy if I wrote of them in a row? Nope, not going there.

That leaves me back at square one. Now I’m off to do some research and see what I can come up with. Hope all of you have a lovely, productive week.

What type of erotic romance/erotica would you like to read?  

Review of Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart

Coffee and CockpitsCoffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first time I awarded 5 stars to a book written in the first person. At first, I was skeptical about finishing the book, but it took the author three pages (my limit is ten pages then I give up)to hook me completely and make me finish the book.

Without adding a spoiler, this was well written, the plot satisfactory with enough twists and turns to make you want to read just one more page and the romance believable enough to have me rooting for the characters form the first couple of pages.

It is a must-read for all lovers of romantic fiction.

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Erotica Books Selling Like Hot Cakes

Lately I’ve noticed a trend towards series writing in erotica novels. The two books below are no exception to this rule. They are high on both the best sellers list and highest rated list.

More and more people are reading erotica, but they want something more than just plain sex in the book. A great romance story appears to be a pre-requisite for a book to be favoured by the general reading public. Well the two below appear to adhere to this rule. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Temptation by KM Golland

Temptation

The teaser as it appears on Smashwords.com:

This book is for mature audiences 17+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.
That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out, when decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realises a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot, and is a man who always gets what he wants, and what he wants is Alexis. She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension and playfulness between the two of them is intense. He has copious amounts of money, sex appeal and above all, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along, and he is positive that one true love, is Alexis.

There is one problem, she is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand, but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?

Satisfaction by KM Golland

Satisfaction

The teaser as it appears on Smashwords.com:

Life hands out challenges that we all unwillingly accept. We have no choice in the acceptance really because that it is essentially what life is; a series of unavoidable challenges thrown our way for us to overcome.

Alexis Summers is no stranger to facing challenges as she has had her fair share of them since meeting and subsequently falling in love with Bryce. He was her new employer who had dominantly pursued her while she was happily married. But it wasn’t until her husband Rick, had confessed to previously having an affair, that Alexis finally allowed herself to give in to the temptation that was Bryce Edward Clark.

In Satisfaction—Alexis and Bryce spend the most amazing week together, and discover the connection and love they share with one another, goes far deeper than anything they have ever experienced. What Alexis doesn’t know, is the truth behind her husband’s confession, and the underhanded deal Bryce made with him behind her back. Alexis’ world will come crashing down around when she discovers their secret, and she will once again find herself faced with having to overcome more of life’s challenges.