Vote For Wild After Dark In The Love Romances Cafe Awards

wildafterdark_800It’s time for the annual Love Romances Cafe awards, and the great news is that Wild After Dark is in the running for Best Anthology. The collection great paranormal menage stories by Helena Maeve, Wendi Zwaduk, Aurelia T Evans, Nan Comargue and Lucy Felthouse as well as my Brighton-based threesome tale, Steal Your Soul Away.

The voting period runs from today until midnight EST on February 20th. Voting is done via the LRC Yahoo Group – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/loveromancescafe. You need to be a member of the group to vote but it’s quick and easy to join, and once you’re a member you’ll be able to read lots of sizzling excerpts from new and bestselling romance books, enter prize giveaways and chat to people who read and write all genres of hot romance. The winners of all the LRC awards (and there are around twenty categories in total, including readers’ choice selections of Best Hero, Best Heroine and Best Couple) will be announced by Dawn Roberto on February 26th.

The other books nominated in the Best Anthology category are:

Hope & Love Anthology by Tempeste O’Rielly

Unconventional in San Diego (Pride Publishing)

Mythologically Torqued Vol. 2 (Torquere Press)

Tales of the Curious Cookbook by Amber Kell, Mary Calmes, Amy Lane & RJ Scott (Dreamspinner Press)

Travels through the Scarlet Equinox by Freddy MacKay, Angel Martinez, Toni Griffin & J. Scott Coatsworth (Mischief Corner Books)

Bad Alpha anthology-multi-authors (Evernight Publishing)

Good luck to all the nominees and may the hottest anthology win!

The Wild After Dark Blog Tour Is Coming

Next week, all six of the lusty ladies who’ve contributed to Totally Bound’s Wild After Dark anthology will be on a joint tour, sharing the spicy secrets behind our stories. Details of where we’ll be and when are on the banner below, so make sure to drop by the stops and find out more.

WildAfterDark_BlogTour_BlogDates_finalMeanwhile, the anthology has received a rating of five shining stars from Redzworld. You can read the review here.

And come back on Sunday when I’ll be featuring a snog from my story in Wild After Dark, Steal Your Soul Away.

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!

 

Honey And Decadence: Guest Blog By Wendi Zwaduk

Today I’d like to welcome Wendi Zwaduk to the Naughty Corner. Wendi’s one of my fellow authors in the Totally Bound Whip It Up anthology, and a writer with an interesting take on sex and food…

I want to thank Elizabeth for having me here today. I’m glad to be in an anthology with you! The topic was so much fun to write about—sex and food.

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My characters, Roxy and Sean get into food play. Adding some sugar and spice is fun. These two take the idea to a new height. Sean’s having a birthday and he doesn’t want to spend it with anyone. If he had his way, he’d be spending it in quiet solitude. His best friend sees things differently. He knows there’s a special woman perfect for Sean’s needs. Enter Roxy. She has trained in the art of Nyotaimori , or the Japanese practice of serving sushi or sashimi on a female nude body. The difference is Sean doesn’t particularly care for raw fish. But he does like Roxy. She knows what she’s getting into when she agrees to play human dinner table for the birthday celebration. What she doesn’t realize is, Sean is her only diner.  Among the items for sampling are chocolates, including cake, whipped cream and honey.

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The moment Sean sees her, he’s transfixed. He’s always had a thing for Roxy. Having her play the serving role does something for him. He wanted more than a simple dinner with her. Roxy’s taken with him, too. Sean’s an enigma at the restaurant where she works as a regular server. He only comes in rarely and hardly ever speaks. Everyone seems to be afraid of him. Not her.

When I wrote these two, I strove to write simple but realistic people. You could know these two. Roxy has issues like any other woman and she’s not afraid to get her heart broken. Sean is complicated. He’s not one to show his emotions and invite someone into his life—especially someone into his bedroom. There had to be a connection. At first, I thought these two would simply eat the food and have sex. Nope. The food play was integral to their sexual play.

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I liked writing Roxy and Sean because they were different but like people I knew in real life. I hope you love these two as much as I do. I hope you enjoy their world, too. Thanks for reading and thanks to Elizabeth for having me.

Here’s a little bit more about my story, Honey and Decadence:

‘Honey and Decadence’ by Wendi Zwaduk

In the Whip It Up Anthology

Total-E-Bound

Contemporary, M/F, Anal Sex, BDSM, Food Play, Fetish, Novella
All work and no play makes life boring…unless there’s a dollop of whipped cream and a studded paddle involved. Then it’s all fun.

Roxy loves her job at the Delight Tonight restaurant, but she longs for more. She’d rather find employment using her accounting skills. Her boss, Sean, has mentioned he’s interested in bringing her on as an accountant. Can she keep her wits about her or will she cave in to the blossoming feelings she has for him?

Sean doesn’t date his staff…ever. Except, Roxy makes him rethink his rules. She’s curvy, sexy and one of the few people he trusts. When he’s given the birthday surprise of his life, he knows he wants Roxy in every way.

Will getting her into his bed translate into a love to last forever, or a lust and chocolate-filled disaster?

Available here:

http://www.total-e-bound.com/product.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=&P_ID=2329

EXCERPT:

Talk about a great surprise. Sean picked up a second berry, then dragged it through the whipped cream. He licked the cream off the crimson strawberry but barely tasted the fruit. He focused his attention on the sight of Roxy, his fantasy girl, covered in food. Elias knew what Sean liked and how to come through in the clinch. Sean trailed his fingers down her leg. She shivered and stuffed her hands under her bottom. He couldn’t have imagined a better display for his birthday supper.

“So pretty.” He sat on the chair, then leaned over her and sucked one of the cherries into his mouth. She closed her eyes and her lips parted farther. The Nyotaimori girls weren’t supposed to react to the patrons—not in a traditional setting. But this, this was not traditional by a long shot. Sean dipped his finger in the whipped cream then drew a heart on her sternum.

Her cheeks flooded with colour and she whimpered.

“Talk to me, Roxy.” He dragged the other cherry in the fluffy white cream, then dangled it over her mouth. “First, take a bite.”

She curled her tongue around the cherry before pulling the fruit from the stem. Her brown eyes glittered and she moaned.

“So sexy.” He hooked his finger in the cake, then smeared frosting on her belly. The contrast of the perky blue frosting and her pale skin turned him on. He swiped his tongue through the sugary concoction, cleaning her up. His cock thickened and the blood rushed through his body. If they were in his bedroom, he’d do so much more with her. So much more.

“Don’t stop,” Roxy panted. She arched her back, offering herself to him. “Please?”

Oh hell yes, he’d take things further. He scooted to the head of the table and cupped her jaw in his hand. The sugary confection on his fingers smudged on her cheek. Time to tell her about their shared past and how much he wanted to give their future a try.

“You’re not wearing your red velvet mask.” He pressed a kiss to her lips, then licked her bottom lip. “It’s sexy as hell, but I like you better without it.”

“You remembered,” she whispered.

“I couldn’t forget.” He kissed her again, this time taking total control of the connection. He tangled their tongues and learnt her taste. When she moaned, he slid one arm behind her neck. “I want to play with you. More than anything we could do at Push and so much hotter.”

Her chest heaved. “Play?” The corner of her mouth curled. “I’d love to be yours for the night.”

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Here’s a little bit more about me:

I’ve always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line.  I love playing with words and letting the characters run wild.

NASCAR, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, animals and second chance romance  all feature prominently in my books.  I also write under the pen name of Megan Slayer. I’m published with Total-E-Bound, Resplendence Publishing, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books, Turquoise Morning Press, Decadent Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. Come join me for this fantastic journey!

If you like my work, tell your friends and email me. I love hearing from readers!

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The Craziest Chocolates You’ll Ever Eat

Ever tried onion-flavoured chocolate? Or truffles with a lavender filling? No, I’m not making them up, and those are just for starters…

I’m a guest of the lovely Wendi Zwaduk, talking about some of the weirdest chocolates you can buy, and how they provided the inspiration for my BDSM-themed novella, More Than Vanilla, from the Total-e-bound Whip It Up collection.

Find out more at http://www.wendizwaduk.net/2013/10/whip-it-up-with-elizabeth-coldwell.html

And don’t forget, there’s still time to enter the competition to win a bundle of e-books from the Whip It Up authors – visit the Whip It Up And Win page at smutters.co.uk for all  the details.