…to everyone who voted for Wild After Dark in the Love Romances Cafe awards. Up against some stiff competition in the anthologies and box sets category, the book received an honourable mention. Congratulations to the authors of the winning anthology, Dreamspinner Press’s Tales of the Curious Cookbook, and to all the other winners and nominees across the various categories.
It’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!
As part of the Wild After Dark blog tour, I’m over at The Blogger Girls , talking about why I chose Brighton as the setting for Steal Your Soul Away. Click on the image below to read the post, which also features a hot extract from the story, and find out how you can win an ebook as part of the Wild After Dark giveaway.
As promised, here’s a snog from Steal Your Soul Away, my story in the Totally Bound Wild After Dark anthology. Burlesque dancer Angelique has a secret – she’s really a 250-year-old vampire. It’s one of the reasons she has a ‘look but don’t touch’ rule with the guys she dances for. But that rule has gone out of the window on meeting Tom:
“Merde, now we’ll have woken everyone in the building up.” Angelique barely knew her neighbours, though she occasionally saw one or other of the students if they were staggering home at the same time as she arrived back from Club Peekaboo.
“Don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll be fine.” Tom paused on the stairs to kiss her again, on the lips this time.
His mouth was warm and soft, and she realised with a shock just how long it had been since she’d been properly kissed.
By the time they reached her front door, Tom had pulled off her shawl, and she had loosened his tie and undone half of the buttons on his shirtfront. Need pulsed through her veins, and when she gazed into his eyes, she saw that the pupils were wide with lust.
Angelique dragged Tom into her flat without effort. Her strength and muscularity didn’t seem to surprise him. Perhaps he put it down to her gymnastic dance routines.
She pushed him up against the wall and quickly undid his shirt the rest of the way. He shrugged his jacket off, then the shirt, and Angelique smiled at the sight of his bare, brawny chest. His skin was tanned an appealing shade of honey. A small, deeply buried part of her envied his ability to spend time in the sun.
Tom drove the thought from her mind by mashing his mouth to hers, while with one hand he groped for the zip on her dress. She went limp in his arms as he stripped the garment from her, only stepping out of it once it had dropped to the floor.
This wasn’t how she’d envisaged the seduction. She’d planned to take him up to the roof garden, where they could have drunk wine and maybe enjoyed a few stolen kisses. But his blood was roused, and she could scent his excitement, more subtly masculine than the sharp, intoxicating stink of his friend, the wolf.
Don’t think about him. He has no place here…
Tom brought her back to the moment by reaching for the fastening on her bra and pulling it open
“Gorgeous,” he murmured, looking at her breasts with stunned admiration.
So funny of him to be so in awe of what he’d already seen on stage, but she supposed he must be trying hard to separate her fantasy persona, the distant and untouchable Clair de Lune, from the woman who stood before him now in nothing but lace panties and heels.
“You’re pretty easy on the eye yourself,” she responded, pressing herself tight to him as she worked to unbuckle his belt. His cock, long and virile in his clinging trousers, was imprinted in her mind, and she was desperate to hold that big, beautiful thing in her hand.
She nipped at his neck, playfully at first, but as he responded to her caresses, she felt her canine teeth begin to lengthen. They pricked at his skin, hard enough to draw blood. The rich, coppery aroma awakened her need to feed on him, and she fought the urge to sink her fangs deeper.
Find out how Tom reacts to Angelique’s revelation of her true nature, and read five more stories that mix vampires, humans and werewolves in the sexiest of ways in Wild After Dark. And check out lots more spicy Sunday Snogs at Blissekiss – where kissing is always erotic.
The Wild After Dark anthology is out today, and to celebrate its release, Totally Bound is having a special sale on all vampire and wereshifter titles. You can pick up the first two books in my Lionhearts series, The Pride of Amsterdam and Taming The Lion, at 25% off, as well as a fang-tastic selection of books about hot bloodsuckers and fierce, sexy creatures. Click on the image below to go to the Totally Bound bookstore and treat yourself.
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.
Meanwhile, 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.
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.
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!