Here's a confession–I've been a bit off my game on the promo front lately. What little zeal I had to hurl information into the void that is the interwebs flatlined around mid-January, when I reached an unprecedented point of depletion. Luckily, I had a lot of pre-scheduled posts and Tweets to carry me through the unscheduled hiatus, and I'm slowly dragging myself back on the proverbial horse.
Emphasis on slowly.
In the interim, I had quite a few things happen for which I should have (electronically) done a happy dance. I released a romantic suspense at the end of December titled A Christmas Together, which puts a bow on my Safe Harbor series. Not long after, the lovely ladies at Decadent Publishing compiled three of my paranormal 1Night Stands into a single print volume. A Witch's Night Out is available through Amazon and B&N, and my complimentary copy is in transit somewhere between Chicago and Rome.
Last but not least, the first volume of Sexy to Go came out. The brain child of the very talented Eva Lefoy, this anthology includes Punishing the Messenger, a short story that might end up marking my return to BDSM fiction (depending on how my current work in progress pans out). I'm riding the coattails of a number of very talented ladies, all of whom know how to bring a bit of sizzle and spice.
As for where my story falls on the sexy scale, I’ll let this sample speak for itself.
“Under different circumstances, I’d order you to your knees and have you earn my forgiveness.”
Her breath hitched at the proposition. She couldn’t help but imagine herself at his feet, his hand clutching her hair, her fingers unbuckling his belt. The way he surveyed her sent a shiver down her spine. When their gazes met, she felt her pulse on her fingertips.
“I told you not to look at me like that.”
Fearing he’d somehow glimpsed her fantasy, she bent her head and examined the hands she’d interlaced over her lap. “How do I look at you?”
“Like a lover, daring me to take charge.”
Without further ado, here's the rest of our sales pitch. I'm crossing my fingers our brand of sexy appeals.
Punishing the Messenger by Tara Quan (Me)
When her flighty cousin bails hours before the wedding, Kailee Chan is forced to deliver the news. The dominant groom punishes her instead, and her submission leads to a far more serious commitment.
Trio Concerto by Eva Lefoy
Casi suffers a scheduling mishap, but finds impromptu sex in the forest fulfills more than one personal fantasy. When the sexy shifters vanish, she’s left with an invitation to return. Does she dare?
To Love Again by Allie Ritch
Kara is a reincarnated sorceress who has cheated death to return to her vampire lover again and again. She always comes back to Griffin. And she always leaves him, too. Now the anniversary of her first death has arrived, and she’s fated to die. Will she finally let Griffin turn her so they can be together forever? Or will she love him again in the next life?
Faking It by Sofia Grey
Lucy can’t believe her luck. Upgrade to 1st class flight and a hot hunk in the next seat. He’d never be interested in a geek, so maybe it’s time to reinvent herself? Faking it has never been such fun.
Assistant Seduction by Jocelyn Dex
When the temp agency sends Kyla a hunky male assistant, who looks as if he stepped out of one of her erotic stories, will she get more than she bargained for?
Unconventional Spark by Allyson Lindt
If Jade can’t learn to balance business and pleasure, she’ll lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her—the unconventional spark she shares with her boyfriend, Brandon
Dancing in the Flame by Ann Gimpel
Keira’s an indentured hooker. Mired in the hopelessness of her dreams, she longs for more and finds it in Barrett. He’s not what he seems, but neither is she—except she doesn’t know it yet.
Skin by Leigh Ellwood
Skin - One needs a tough skin to endure an unpleasant situation. When Lt. Andromeda Kurn is sentenced for damaging property during a shore leave, the skin suit she must wear enhances the pleasure of her punishment.
Meant to Be by Nerika Parke
A rock concert, a chance meeting with a sexy musician and a night on the beach turn Jessica’s unremarkable life upside down when she takes a weekend away for her birthday.
Dreamwalker: Key to Paradise by Pamela Moran
Pulled together through a world of dreams, Lena and Davis might have found the Key to Paradise. Can he convince her to take a chance, to believe in impossible possibilities, to hold on to their dream?
For His Pleasure by Shiloh Saddler
A black slave and white plantation owner’s son narrowly avoid being separated when the estate is sold. Forced into poverty they must work hard to survive. But through the hardship their love endures.