Another Sunday Snog From Taming The Lion

As promised on Friday, here’s a sweet snog from Taming The Lion, Book Two in the Lionhearts series. Lion shifter Kaspar has met Jon, the human he realises is destined to be his mate, and has accepted an invitation to go back to Jon’s for coffee. They’re discussing Jon’s career as a professor of archaeology when this happens:

tamingthelion_800Kaspar turned back to face him. “Do you still go on digs like this?”

“Not as often as I’d like.” He sighed. “I’ve become entirely too deskbound over the last couple of years. But I’m sure you don’t want to hear about all the internal politics of the archaeology department, and I certainly don’t want to talk about them.”

So don’t,” Kaspar said, moving to sit on the sofa beside him, so close Jon could feel the heat of the young Dutchman’s thigh through his jeans. “Talking’s overrated. You can say so much without words.”

He brought his mouth down on Jon’s in a kiss as sweet as it was unexpected.

Jon smiled against Kaspar’s lips, his eyes closed tight. When Kaspar sought to push his tongue into Jon’s mouth, deepening the kiss, he didn’t resist.

“You taste good,” Kaspar murmured as they broke apart for a moment. “I could spend the rest of my life kissing you from head to toe.”

“Well, why don’t you start?” Jon spoke with a boldness that surprised him.

“Anything you say…”

With their mouths locked together, they tugged at each other’s clothing, undoing belts, buttons and all the fiddly things that stood in the way of their being naked.

Kaspar sucked and nipped at Jon’s neck then pushed the tip of his tongue into the folds of his ear. The wet pressure made Jon squirm and he let out a little noise somewhere between a giggle and a moan.

“Ticklish, huh?” Kaspar grinned evilly. “Now that’s something I need to file away for future reference.”
So maybe this isn’t going to be a one-off…

Find out what happens next by picking up a copy of Taming the Lion from Totally Bound. And don’t forget to visit Blissekiss for this week’s selection of juicy snogs.

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Views Of Bath

Taming The Lion is out today, and to mark the launch, here are some images of Bath, where much of the action in the book takes place. (Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Bath Abbey at night by Nikater

Bath Abbey at night by Nikater

The Sacred Springs, Roman Baths by Andrew Dunn

The Sacred Springs, Roman Baths by Andrew Dunn

Pulteney Bridge by Michael Maggs

Pulteney Bridge by Michael Maggs

And because the official symbol of the city of Bath is a lion (something I didn’t discover until after I started writing the book), here’s a particularly fine example from the gates at the entrance to Bath’s Victoria Park.

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Find out more about Taming The Lion at Totally Bound, and come back on Sunday when I’ll be sharing a snog from the book.

Wild After Dark Is Coming Soon!

What happens when a vampire, a werewolf and a human get together? That’s the premise behind the Wild After Dark anthology, which will soon be available as an early download from Totally Bound. As well as my Brighton-based story, Steal Your Soul Away, the collection includes stories by Helena Maeve, Wendi Zwaduk, Aurelia T. Evans, Nan Comargue and Lucy Felthouse. If you like a side order of fangs and fury with your erotic romance, you can find out more by clicking on the button below.

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You can read the full Archaeolibrarianologist review of the anthology here. And look out for the Wild After Dark blog tour – coming to the Naughty Corner and other places soon!

 

An Author’s Journey – Guest Post By Kacey Hammell

Thanks for having me today, Elizabeth, on day 6 of the Guarding Midnight Tour.

GuardingMidnightI’ve written stories for years. I’ve had up to a dozen titles under my belt and have always learned from each story told.

But while writing Guarding Midnight something different started happening. I felt different – more certain in my words, more driven to get this story into readers’ hands – and my belief in myself changed.

As an author, many of us can get into our own kind of funk. Writing story after story where there is a fantastic story being told and charismatic characters that come alive on paper, but there are times when we just write so many stories we can lose the drive and passion for it.

Of course, speaking from my own personal experiences, writing Guarding Midnight I evolved as a writer. My conversations with the characters were different, more complex, the story itself took on a much larger role of its own from the outline I’d done (which I rarely do and am normally a pantser) but the story veered off in path’s I hadn’t expected. And it all made me slow down, take the time to figure out what each character was trying to tell me. How the story came out was so much volatile and passionate than I’d ever thought it could be.

I also fell in total love with my hero. Gavin is someone like I’d never written before. Sure I’d had heroes who had overcome so much and loved fiercely, but Gavin is my first deeply tortured hero, scarred and bruise from his time in Afghanistan, and he embraces me now—everyday I think about him and feel his arms wrap around me. He stands out to me as one of my greatest heroes, even those forthcoming that I can see, Gavin’s need for peace and his compassion for others tears me in two and makes me love him all the more.

I’ve always told my children that no matter your age, ‘you’re never too old to learn’, and I learned a lot about myself, writing, and compassion while working on Guarding Midnight. I grew as a writer and a person every moment I spent on it.

Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell Canadian Muscle 1 Contemporary/Suspense/Erotic/Romance

ISBN: 978-1-77233-292-6

Now available with Evernight Publishing

Reviews:

“This is a book that will consume you. From that sensual first kiss through terrifying suspense filled moments, Hammell’s writing will pull you in.” ~ 5 Stars from S.J. Maylee, author of the Love Projects Series

“…doesn’t disappoint…characters, plot and storyline was amazing, overall this was an easy contemporary romance that will have some enjoying on how the story unfolds.” ~ 5 Stars from Beckey, In the Pages of a Good Book

“… an amazing book…background story was amazing and the main character and background characters, I fell in love with them right away. I couldn’t put this book down.” ~ 5 Stars from Stephanie, Goodreads

“…very well written with amazing plot and storyline.” 5 Stars from Chantale, Canadian Book Addict

Blurb:

Canadian Muscle …

When Desires Need Protecting.

No one knows sacrifice better than former Army Sergeant Gavin Bennett. He’s witnessed firsthand the emotional, physical and mental toll of being caught in the crossfire. Being a bouncer-slash-bodyguard may not be Gavin’s dream job, but he’s willing to do just about anything to help out family. When Gavin reports for his first day of work, he quickly discovers a woman who threatens to crack his legendary cool.

Shree Walker is on the run from a dark past she tried to shut away. Battered and broken, a happily ever after doesn’t exist for her. Ready to start fresh with a new life in a new city, she is happy dancing at the Vixen Club. She’d be even happier without the presence of the prickly new bouncer who won’t let anyone or anything get past his carefully guarded defenses. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need. And a temptation she can’t resist.

When Shree is kidnapped by the criminal mastermind hell-bent on taking the club at any cost, Gavin has to make a decision. Hold tight and continue to keep Shree at arm’s length. Or break down his walls and take a chance on something more powerful than them both: Love.

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Trailer by Beckey at In the Pages of a Good Book

Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…

Canadian-born author Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic. A romance reader from a young age, she fell in love with happily ever afters.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass, and emotion to the many genres she writes.

A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Connect with Kacey…

Website / Newsletter / Facebook / Twitter / Amazon / Goodreads / Pinterest / Instagram / Authorgraph

Click on the button below to catch up with the other stops on the Guarding Midnight tour:

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Sunday Snog – Looking After Liam

all night longHere’s a snog from the archives. Looking After Liam comes from Xcite’s All Night Long anthology, and is one for those who like fem dom tales. Liam is Marina’s dream submissive – she sees the willing slave hiding beneath his brash, arrogant exterior, but her friends remain to be convinced until Marina engages Liam in a rigged game of strip poker where she holds all the cards…

‘Oh, dear, Liam,’ Claire said as the cards went against him yet again. ‘That means a forfeit for you, and I think Zoe would like it if you gave her a kiss.’

Slowly, Liam leaned over, pushed Zoe’s tousled curls out of her eyes and kissed her gently on the lips. She opened her mouth, drawing him deeper into the kiss, pressing her body against his and snaking out a hand to catch hold of his bobbing cock. He groaned and reached to cup one of her tits, but with a supreme effort she pulled away.

‘That’s quite enough of that,’ she managed to whisper, and reached for the cards.

Liam managed to escape for the next couple of rounds; by this time, both Claire and I had lost our bras. When I’d taken mine off, slipping the straps from my shoulder and managing to conceal my breasts till the very last second, I had seen Liam practically licking his lips.

When he lost again, it was my turn to choose the forfeit. I toyed with the possibilities: tying a pink ribbon round his cock and writing the word ‘SISSY’ in lipstick above it; taking him outside and making him run round the front garden naked; using my favourite vibrator to play with his arsehole till he came. They were all so delicious, so perfectly in keeping with my desire to subjugate him, and yet none of them would give us as much pleasure as the game I had actually had in mind.

To find out what Liam’s forfeit entails, pick up a copy of All Night Long, which also includes stories by Charlotte Stein, Chrissie Bentley, Kay Jaybee and Giselle Renarde among others. And don’t forget to visit Blissekiss for more sizzling Sunday Snogs…

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It’s Springfest At Long And Short Reviews…

…and I’m joining in the fun with a post about Easter in Amsterdam. From what to eat to where to enjoy the best in Easter choral music, it’s all in my handy guide. Click on the banner below to read the blog:

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I’m also giving away an e-book copy of The Pride of Amsterdam, the first of my Lionhearts male/male shifter romances. To enter, just leave a comment on the Springfest blog post and I’ll announce the winner after the closing date of April 4th. Good luck!