Christmas is the time for giving, and Totally Bound and Pride Publishing are running a fabulous giveaway to celebrate the release of all the books in the We Three Kings collection. (That, of course, includes Temporary Angel, my reverse menage romance about a woman who adopts the persona of her burlesque dancing best friend, and the three hot men who come into her life over a very memorable Christmas.)
The prize is a $50 First for Romance gift card, which you can spend on enough ebooks to see you into the New Year and beyond, and entering couldn’t be easier. Simply click on the cover image below to go to the Raffelcopter giveaway.
Yes, I know it’s still too early to be talking about Christmas – I mean, we’ve only just enjoyed the fabulous fireworks displays celebrating the demise of Guy Fawkes – but if you’re looking for a hot festive read, may I suggest Temporary Angel?
Part of the Totally Bound/Pride Publishing We Three Kings seasonal collection, Temporary Angel is a tale of deception, desire and one demure gal living our her naughtiest fantasies with a trio of very hot lovers. When Jess’s best friend Hannah, better known as burlesque dancer Angel Golightly, suffers a mishap that lands her in hospital, Jess takes the opportunity to take on a job in Hannah’s place. She finds herself at a very intimate Christmas party, performing for three of the most gorgeous men she’s ever met – Daniel, Ray, and Etienne. Together, they form an intense connection, but what will the men do if they discover Angel isn’t really who she claims to be?
Temporary Angel is released on December 7th, and is available to pre-order now from First For Romance. Now, pass the eggnog – maybe Christmas is closer than I thought…
Everyone has a sexy secret – and if it ever came to light, there’d be a scandal. At least, that’s the premise behind Scandalous, the new anthology from SinCyr Publishing, edited by the one and only Zak Jane Keir. The book features stories from a range of top authors including Kristan X, Sprocket J. Rydyr, Jordan Monroe, Eve Ray, Louise Kane, Elliot Sawyer, Dilo Keith, Colton Aalto, Zak Jane Keir, Allison Armstrong, and Ralph Greco, Jr. and my good self, and it’s released on November 20th.
However, sneak peeks from the stories are currently being revealed as each author gets the spotlight on the SinCyr Publishing blog, and today it’s my turn. So if you want to know more about Bring Me A Stranger Home, the tale of a couple who get all kinds of thrills from inviting a random and very willing third party to join in their games of domination and submission, then check out the blog here.
Want to know more – well, here’s a teaser for you:
My guest at the Naughty Corner today is Nic Starr. Hi, Nic! Thanks for stopping by as you celebrate the release of your new book, Sea of Love.
Thanks so much for having me. It’s great to be here. I’m excited about the release of Sea of Love and happy for the opportunity to tell you more about it.
First off, can you tell us how Sea of Love came about.
It all started with an idea a group of authors had about setting a series of stories on a cruise ship. Unfortunately, the group project didn’t come to be, but the seed had been planted. I loved the idea of the cruise boat setting and thought combining it with a reality TV show would be a lot of fun.
How much research was involved in writing the book?
Nic: To be honest, I made it easy on myself. Firstly, I’ve been on a number of cruises and this one is a Hawaii to Sydney cruise, something I did back in 2018. It was fun to review the old itinerary and take a walk down memory lane with all the videos and photos that I took on that trip. Secondly, I knew I was writing this book (yes, it’s taken that long to complete it LOL) so I’d kept the cruise daily ‘newspaper’ that was left in our cabin each day so I could see all the ship’s activities. However, I did jump on the internet and to check out all the locations and I did research on TV show production.
Do you have a favourite character—Harry or Evan?
I have a soft spot for both guys. They are similar in a lot of ways; both of them really care about other people’s feelings and go out of their way to support their friends. In Harry’s case, way too much! He is guilted into accompanying his horrible ex-boyfriend on the cruise. Lucky for him because he reunited with Evan, but I wanted to give him a good shake for allowing himself to be put into the situation in the first place.
Tell us a bit about what you are working on next.
This may be a bit of a surprise for those who know my writing, but I’m working on a paranormal romance! As I usually write sweet contemporary romance, it’s been fun to try my hand at a something a little different. I’m also co-writing this book with another author and that’s been a lovely refreshing change to my usual process. The book will most likely be released in early 2022.
The cruise of a lifetime. A reality TV show about romance. Falling in love is inevitable.
Evan Williams is the type of guy to stick by his friends, especially when they’ve been hurt and need a favour. And if that favour involves the cruise of a lifetime, then how can he say no? Even when it means pretending to be a devoted boyfriend to Amber and having their fake relationship play out on a reality TV show for all the world to see.
Realising his boyfriend is a conceited jerk and dumping him doesn’t stop Harry Bishop from winding up as one half of a supposedly loved-up couple on the Sea of Love TV show. And if that’s not bad enough, he’s faced with temptation in the form of Evan, the perfect blend of boy-next-door-meets-sexy-stud he once crushed on. It’s going to be a long two weeks.
Two weeks of competitions, challenges, and confrontations. They’re here to take out the Sea of Love title—just not with each other—and there can only be one winner. But it turns out that true love isn’t about winning a contest; the real prize comes when you follow your heart.
Sea of Love is a feel-good romance featuring hidden attraction, fake relationships, and friends-to-lovers.
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.
This giveaway is to celebrate the release of Sea of Love. Up for grabs is a set of five gay romance ebooks—Wild Card, Lies & Deception, More Than A Superstar, Rustic Melody, and Fragile Heart—by Nic Starr.
Fernando Inglesias is the typical Premier League League footballer, with a flash lifestyle and a girlfriend who’s famous for starring in a reality TV show. But Fernando has a huge secret – he’s gay, and he knows that coming out would change everything for him. So he keeps his man-on-man encounters swift and anonymous, until he meets Joshua on a trip to a gay club on the island of Ibiza. The two make an instant connection and the sex is unforgettable, but Joshua has reasons for distrusting closeted men, and finding out Fernando’s real identity changes everything…
Tomorrow’s Hero is Book 2 in the Success series, about the complicated lives of men in the celebrity spotlight, and while there’s a loose connection to the first book in the series, Never Too Famous, you really don’t need to have read that book to enjoy this one. You also don’t need to know anything about football as the storyline barely touches on the sport, which would be a disappointment for a huge fan of the game like myself if Tomorrow’s Hero hadn’t been such an engaging read. Thom Collins’ real strength lies in picking apart the celebrity culture that’s sprung up around the stars of reality TV shows, and how someone can have a hugely glamorous life that’s built on little more than Botox and fillers. In this book, he also has a dig at the kind of ultra-buff male action hero who’s stringing out those roles rather longer than he should, in the shape of Joshua’s father, Jason Drake.
There are reasons why there’s currently no openly gay player in English professional football, and Collins explores some of them, giving plausible reasons why Fernando has created an alter ego, Juan Carlos, for his same-sex adventures. It helps to create believable conflict between Fernando and Joshua and leaves you hoping that Joshua can overcome being lied to by Fernando and they get the happy ending they deserve.
By turns funny and tender, and with sex scenes hotter than the Balearic sunshine, Tomorrow’s Hero will have you eagerly looking forward to more books in this deliciously bitchy series.
Tomorrow’s Hero is available from First For Romance, Amazon US and Amazon UK. I was given a copy of the book by Lucy Felthouse at Writer Marketing Services in return for an honest review.
You know I can’t resist posting a cute lion picture, and World Lion Day gives me the perfect excuse. Please enjoy this pair doing what cats of all kinds do best – snoozing…
And there’s plenty of good news to celebrate on the lion front. A while ago I blogged about the lions at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam being forced to relocate to France because the money wasn’t available to renovate their habitat. Well, according to Het Parool, a wealthy benefactor has come forward with enough cash to keep the animals in situ. It’s nice to know there are some generous lion fans out there.
And if you prefer your lions to come in shifter form and you haven’t sampled my Lionhearts MM romance series from Pride Publishing, then the fact the first book in the series, The Pride of Amsterdam, is on offer for £1.99 may tempt you. It’s available from Amazon UK and Amazon US, and it will transport you to a world where someone wants to remove the lions from Amsterdam – permanently and with extreme violence… Will the shifters prevail? Ah, you’ll have to read the book to find out!
Yes, the sudden bursts of sweltering hot weather followed by spectacular rain and thunderstorms (great for all you lovers of atmospheric ASMR videos) means summer is here. And that, of course, means the annual Tirgearr summer sale, when all their full-price books are available at 50 per cent more. Great for stocking up the e-reader and maybe trying out the first book in a new series.
Here’s the blatant plug – my Tirgearr City Nights hot contemporary romance One Night in Brussels is already available at Smashwords for 99p/99c, but to get the historical romance One Knight in Muiden for a bargain price, follow this link, or click on the image below:
If you want to find out more about all things Tirgearr, visit my author page at the Tirgearr site. Happy reading!
Even if you have the biggest TBR pile in the world, it’s always hard to resist stocking up on a new title or two whenever a sale comes along. And to mark Read An E-book Week, Tirgearr Publishing is throwing one of their excellent Smashwords sales. This means all Tirgearr titles priced above 99c are available at half price until March 13th. If you haven’t read it already (and why not), you can get your hands on my historical romance novella, One Knight In Muiden, part of the City Knights series for this bargain price. If you love handsome knights and tales of innocent deception that turn into something more complicated, this is the one for you. To find the book on Smashwords, click on the link below, and don’t forget to use the code EBW50 when you check out. And keep reading those e-books!
My guest at the Naughty Corner today is Isabelle Lauren, who is currently on a blog tour to promote her deliciously steamy erotic romance Completely Yours.
Elizabeth: Hi, Isabelle, and thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Tell me a little about Completely Yours?
Isabelle: Hi Elizabeth, thank you for having me on your blog. Completely Yours is an erotic romance about a young woman who falls in lust with both her bosses, Daniel and Caroline. During a business trip to New York, things heat up between her and Caroline—and between Caroline and Daniel—and the three of them have to face some difficult obstacles on the way to their happy ending.
Elizabeth: New York is a fantastic city, but why did you choose it as the setting for the new store in the novel?
Isabelle: New York made the most sense from a business perspective for the company. If your company is located in Toronto and you look at expanding, New York would be the next logical step. I also think it’s quite a glamorous city and I wanted Alisha to go somewhere close-ish to Toronto, but still exciting.
Elizabeth: What is your favourite genre to write in, and why?
Isabelle: I love writing erotic romance. Writing about two people falling in lust and love is amazing, as you get to take them on this intense emotional and physical journey. Romance novels are great in and of themselves, but the erotic aspect makes it a little more exciting for me.
Elizabeth: What is the best piece of advice you were given when you started writing?
Isabelle: Write without caring who reads it. I spent so much time in the beginning of my career worrying about how people would receive my books—what they’d like and what they’d hate—and it really stifled my writing. Now I write the first draft for myself and worry about my audience when it comes to editing. It often makes for a much better novel.
Elizabeth: What books are in your TBR pile?
Isabelle: What a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones and Promised Land by Barack Obama
Elizabeth: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
Isabelle: Lemons, oranges, orange pepper, crab sticks and yoghurt.
Elizabeth: What is your next writing project?
Isabelle: I’m taking a break from writing at the moment, as we’ve gone into our third lockdown in the UK, so I’m busy trying to juggle homeschooling with my full time job (which, sadly, isn’t writing).
Elizabeth: What is the one thing about you that would surprise people reading this interview?
Isabelle: I have a full time job working as an accountant.
Caroline is on top of her game. Black Goddess, her company, is opening a store in New York, and a week away from the office is just what Caroline needs. In Toronto, she has to play the role of the prim, successful business woman, romantically linked with her business partner Daniel. But in New York she can be sexually free. It doesn’t hurt that this time, her attractive project manager Alisha is coming with them.
Alisha is attracted to both her bosses, but she is determined not to jeopardise her career. This determination is shaken when Caroline proposes a no-strings attached sexual relationship for the duration of the business trip. Unable to deny her feelings Alisha embarks upon a scorching sexual journey with Caroline.
Daniel is in love with Caroline. Knowing that their romantic relationship is nothing more than a facade with no chance of ever becoming a reality, Daniel decides to quit his job as Caroline’s business partner in an effort to protect his heart. All he has to do is survive the week in New York. But can he continue to deny his feelings, especially when Caroline needs him?
When the media makes details of Caroline’s sexual excesses public, Caroline, Alisha and Daniel must work together to save the future of Black Goddess—and their hearts.
Isabelle has been writing ever since she can remember. She’s tried her hand at pretty much any genre, but being an incurable romantic with a filthy mind, she made erotic romance her genre. Her books combine searing sex scenes with deep emotional connections. She loves making her readers hot with her words and is always happy to hear how her books have affected them.
When I visit Amsterdam, one of my favourite places to spend time is Artis, the city zoo which is one of the oldest in Europe. It’s been extensively redeveloped in recent years to give many of its animals more room to live and roam, so I was sad to read that the zoo is having to send its lions to a new home in the south of France as they can no longer afford to update their habitat.
Though the lions may be leaving Artis, their shifter relatives will still roam the streets of this amazing city. If you don’t know what I mean, then you need to pick up a copy of The Pride of Amsterdam, the first book in my Lionhearts series, available from the First For Romance e-bookstore, Amazon UK or Amazon US, because we all need some big cats – and the men who love them – in our lives…