#SpankOrTreat 2016 - Punishing the Panther - A #Spanking #Shifter #PNR by Tara Quan (Me!)

Thanks for trick-or-treating at my humble home on Spank or Treat 2016 lane. I've got some potential goodies for you in the Rafflecopter at the very end, so don't forget to read all the way through (no cheating, pretty please). Before I present my brand spanking new short story (pun intended), let me get some administrative details out of the way.

In this event, we'll be giving you a taste of the upcoming Spank or Treat anthology. At the stroke of midnight EST (UTC -5) on Sunday, October 23rd, all stories will be returned to the vault until the eBook is released. Each story is a delicious treat in and of itself, but, as always, you'll have the chance to win goodies by participating authors, many of whom are also offering prizes. Visit them all to maximize potential wins! 

Anastasia Vitsky | A.M. Leibowitz | Barbara Winkes | Ever Coming | Kate Richards | 
Loralynne Summers | Louisa Bacio | Merryn Dexter | Regina Cole | Siobhan Muir 
Tara Quan (You Are Here)

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit Anastasia Vitsky’s blog. If you're feeling extra festive, come give Spank or Treat a like on Facebook, join the Spank or Treat Event for a weekend of fun, or throw some #SpankOrTreat hashtag confetti on Twitter.

And now, my personal treat. 

Punishing the Panther

A Spank or Treat 2016 Story

by Tara Quan

 
A scion of two Capital Hill political dynasties, water mage Aaron Masterson already faces overwhelming media attention. When a photo of his naked butt shows up on a gossip blog, he is forced to confront the panther shifter stalking him around town.

 

An excerpt from Punishing the Panther was originally posted during the event (which is over). You can now read the entire story in the Spank or Treat 2015 Anthology, where you will find multiple doses of spanking and hanky-panky.

Oh, as always, I promise you kinky sex. Very creative, magically aided, kinky sex. It's kind of a trademark of mine. On the topic of bondage, Charlotte's big brother Adrien recently participated in a chocolate-covered version. During the hop, his story is on $0.99 sale at Amazon and AllRomance. Take a peak--he's quite delicious.

Feline Valentine

A Witch's Night Out #4

by Tara Quan

Under magical house arrest in her great-grandmother’s suburban cottage, college graduate and reluctant earth mage Shelley Dupree whiles away most mornings spying on the warlock next door. Though erotic daydreams offer some distraction, she faces long working hours, cash flow problems, and a repeat burglar. On Valentine’s Day, she sets a trap for the mysterious intruder, intent on ending his crime streak once and for all. But her scheming cat familiar foils her best-laid plans, and, with a little help from Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service, she discovers a far more dangerous species of magical feline. 

After moving in next to a ramshackle building on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., pastry chef Adrien Chatdurois is plagued by repeat sexual fantasies starring the same curvy brunette. In a state of constant arousal, he devotes his early mornings to grueling exercise and spends the rest of his day handcrafting the city’s best chocolates. When his younger brother stirs up trouble on the shop’s busiest day, the frustrated shifter is forced to pay a surprise visit on his reclusive neighbor. He soon learns not all witches are wart-covered hags, and one in particular might prove the most delicious of desserts. 

Amazon | AllRomance

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Celebrate #ChristmasinJuly with @DecadentPub - Holiday #Romance for #99cents until July 18 + a #Kindle #Giveaway

Is your weekend at the beach getting a little too hot? Cool down with my wintery holiday reads for less than a buck each! It's cheaper than a bottle of fizzy water (in Rome, anyway). 

As part of the Christmas in July event, Decadent Publishing discounted my holiday romances to $0.99 each. You can get both Frosty Relations and Fireworks and Midnight for under 2 bucks--that's right, less than it would normally cost to buy one.

To sweeten the deal, Kate and Val are also giving away a Kindle loaded with a ton of holiday romances. After you browse a few discounted books below (I'm spotlighting other participating titles in addition to my own...chosen for cover color coherence, due to my OCD tendencies), don't forget to throw your name into the Rafflecopter. 

(P.S. I have big news coming soon, so stay tuned!)

$0.99 each on Amazon and AllRomance until July 18, 2016

Craving #romance this #ValentinesDay? A sweet tooth #witch lands a #shifter chef in my #foodie #pnr

I take forever between releases, I know, but this delay I blame on scheduling. After all, the days leading up to Valentine's is the perfect time to release a chocolate-focused sexy tale. The next installment in A Witch's Night Out, Feline Valentine allows me to finally give Shelley a happily ever after (she sorta had crap deal in Fireworks at Midnight). Since I took forever to get this done, I made it up to her with a shifter who knows his way around the kitchen (in more ways than one). 

Part of Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand Series, my interracial paranormal romance features a witch under house arrest and the warlock next door. A cat familiar, unlikely burglar, and Madame Eve all pitch in to unite the two lust-birds. Add a bag of sex toys, chocolate-covered strawberries, crepe suzette, and a flying carpet, and we get a fun, magical romp that should satisfy any sweet tooth. 

To celebrate Shelley's big night, I’m giving away a $15 gift card. To enter, leave a comment here (or on this Facebook post, if you'd rather) and drop your details in the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post. 

Feline Valentine, available at  Amazon (US) ,  Amazon (Other) ,  ARe ,  iTunes , and  B&N . 

Feline Valentine, available at Amazon (US), Amazon (Other), ARe, iTunes, and B&N

Feline Valentine

A Witch's Night Out

by Tara Quan 

Under magical house arrest in her great-grandmother’s suburban cottage, college graduate and reluctant earth mage Shelley Dupree whiles away most mornings spying on the warlock next door. Though erotic daydreams offer some distraction, she faces long working hours, cash flow problems, and a repeat burglar. On Valentine’s Day, she sets a trap for the mysterious intruder, intent on ending his crime streak once and for all. But her scheming cat familiar foils her best-laid plans, and, with a little help from Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service, she discovers a far more dangerous species of magical feline.

After moving in next to a ramshackle building on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., pastry chef Adrien Chatdurois is plagued by repeat sexual fantasies starring the same curvy brunette. In a state of constant arousal, he devotes his early mornings to grueling exercise and spends the rest of his day handcrafting the city’s best chocolates. When his younger brother stirs up trouble on the shop’s busiest day, the frustrated shifter is forced to pay a surprise visit on his reclusive neighbor. He soon learns not all witches are wart-covered hags, and one in particular might prove the most delicious of desserts.

Excerpt (kinda R-Rated, although you probably already guessed)

“Stop hogging the binoculars. It’s my turn to ogle the warlock next door.”

Ignoring the high-pitched whine, Shelley Dupree zoomed in on a pair of sweat-slicked pecs. A prolonged spying session on her new neighbor seemed the perfect cure for Valentine’s Day doldrums. Though Dulcina, her best friend and cat familiar, could turn into an absolute pest when thwarted, the reward for tuning out her incessant requests superseded all risk. After all, Shelley needed to stock up on copious amounts of drool-worthy imagery. How else was a single witch on house arrest supposed to while away the most romantic night of the year?

Prolonged sexual frustration had long since warped her brain, part of the reason she couldn’t tear her gaze from the delicious male specimen on the other side of her crumbling wall. As she watched the man execute a strict pull-up over his doorjamb, her lips tingled. She imagined trailing them over his lightly tanned chest, pictured herself tracing those rippling muscles with slow, sipping kisses.

Her tongue darted to wet the corner of her mouth as she envisioned sliding her hands under the waistband of his red workout shorts. She’d fuel his arousal with teasing strokes before catching the fabric between her teeth and yanking the garment off.

His body lowered, filling her magnified view with a visage stunning enough to choke off her next breath. Thick fringes of sooty lashes framed dreamy, moss-green eyes. His pale skin darkened to a rusty hue as he sped up the repetitions. Glistening with perspiration, midnight curls clung to his sharp, slanting cheekbones. An overlong forelock snaked down to graze his pronounced nasal bridge.

With his lips pursed and eyes narrowed, the intense, menacing expression he wore added fodder to her prolonged sexual fantasy. She could almost feel his coarse chest hair rasping her chin and cheeks, taste salt as she explored the expanse of taut, supple flesh. Her pulse raced, her erratic heartbeat a warm flurry over each fingertip.

As if by magic, his waistband slipped down his hips, sending his shorts pooling to his ankles before they dropped to the floor. Entranced by the unexpected striptease, her attention zeroed in on his penis. Even from afar, the warlock didn’t disappoint.

With a contented sigh, she imagined tracing the ridge, swirling her tongue over the long, thick shaft before taking the engorged tip into her mouth. While she contemplated the way he might taste, deep grooves formed between his thick brows. His full, sensuous lips flattened into a grim line.

She closed her eyes and ventured deeper into the familiar daydream, a moan catching in her throat as his erection slid back and forth over her flesh. Instead of the binocular’s cold metal chilling her hands, the toned, flexing ass she’d always admired warmed her palms and fingers. She took him deeper, until she could almost feel the head brushing the back of her throat. A hoarse, masculine groan echoed between her ears when she hollowed her cheeks and—

“Meow!” A quintet of sharp claws swiped down her calf, the sudden pain shattering her erotic fantasy.

Spinning around, she nudged at the brown, shorthaired cat with her toe. Her friend must really want attention if she’d resorted to shifting into her hated feline form.