Rainbow Snippets: First Kiss

I meant to do this a couple weeks back but I’ve been busy on the weekends. Quite a few covers have been created in that time including one for a brand new author! It’s really exciting to create the cover for someone’s very first book.

At any rate, I’m here and I’m about to address the comments I got last time I did this. Last time out I posted from Out of the Pocket, a kiss between Bryce and Joss after they get back together. It’s a kiss that references their first kiss and people wanted to know about that first kiss so here it is!

“You’re so beautiful.”

The breath soft whisper preceded the press of Joss’s lips to his own and Bryce melted. No one had ever kissed him so sweetly or with such leashed passion. In his lifetime, he’d only ever received a half dozen fleeting, perfunctory kisses from men. He’d always feared being caught so he rarely indulged in his sexual urges. Joss’s kiss spilled over with a deep yearning that echoed Bryce’s own cravings. He didn’t know this man, but his body and soul seemed to as they leaped to respond to Joss.

Like last time, that’s actually seven sentences, but it’s my understanding there’s a bit of leeway there.  This is the first kiss between my football heroes and like the last one I posted, it takes place on a football field as well. I’ve kinda decided I need to table these guys temporarily because I need to get my mojo back and, right now, that mojo wants me to work on something else, something new. I’m hoping that they will flow from my fingers and eventually bring me back to Bryce and Joss so I can finish their story and get them published one way or the other! Meanwhile, I hope you enjoyed their first kiss!

Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group and meme for sharing excerpts from your own or others’ stories about queer/LGBTQ characters. The goal is to share six lines—one for each stripe on the rainbow flag. Most rainbow flags have six stripes, but there are variations with up to nine, so participants have some leeway with the exact number.

Find more Rainbow Snippets on the Rainbow Snippets Facebook page or by looking for #rainbowsnippets and #rainbowsnippet on twitter. It’s a great way to discover new authors.

Have a good one!

Rainbow Snippets – Kisses

This week I’m starting something new. I joined Rainbow Snippets! I welcome all the readers and writers who follow all the links in this Facebook group and read all these lovely LGBTQ+ writing snippets.

As a little background for those of you who don’t know me, posting snippets is how I ended up getting published. I was writing in a multi-writer online fanfic type story and began posting snippets on this blog. A few authors started coming by and one, Jennifer Leeland, started bugging me to get write something for publication. She’s really the first person to honestly tell me I could write and be published. And she was right!

For my first six Rainbow Snippet sentences (which are really seven sentences), I give you Bryce and Joss from my current WIP which is about 2 years past due. (And I know my agent has probably forgotten who I am because I got so sick I’ve owed her this book for a year!) At any rate, there’s less than 20K to finish this and I am trying to find the time to actually finish this year. This what Bryce thinks of Joss’s kisses in Out of the Pocket.

“I love you.”

Joss went so still, Bryce feared what would happen when his lover finally moved. His stomach crawled with apprehension. But then the green eyes lit with a fire Bryce had never seen before and the hands that held his hips gentled in a way he’d never felt before.

And then, Joss kissed him.

That first kiss in the dark had been a revelation, a door opening onto a world Bryce had only dreamed of until that moment. This kiss contained all the treasures of that world.

That’s not a real cover. It’s just a little inspiration I made for myself. For more Rainbow Snippets, please visit the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook, which is public. All the writers either have or will be posting links to their snippets this weekend.

Have a good one!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year everyone! I have a plethora of winners to announce so I’ll just get right down to it.

In the drawing for a free cover from Winterheart Design hubs pulled out the following 4 names: Sue Brown, Jackie Keswick, E.M. Denning and Sierra Brave!

In the drawing for the Great New Year’s Giveaway book bundle, the name he picked is Donna Antonio!

In the drawing for the audio book bundle, he chose A McKeehan!

Thank you all authors and readers alike for participating. We’ll do this again next year with some of kind of twist on the original theme. I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.

Much love to you all,

 

The 2017 Great New Year’s Giveaway!

Happy New Year! It’s time for the Great New Year’s Giveaway, but first I have to announce the winner of the last day of the 30 Days of Christmas Giveaway… Anne! Wooo hooo!

And now on to our New Year’s Eve festivities! I have several books to give away, including books from dear friends as well as colleagues from Passion In Print and Loose Id! It’s quite the line up, I promise. I’ve got luscious books for you from good friends Louisa Bacio, Bonnie Edwards, and Kate Richards, and from my fellow authors at PiP and LI, H.D. March, Sierra Brave and Christina Lynn Lambert! Bear shifters, paranormal agents, an MMA champion, a vixen who sells sex toys, a marine biologist and a soldier, and a menage with aliens! Okay, and my offering…Christmas Cowboys in both MF and MM! And maybe even a little audiobook action…

Christina Lynn Lambert

A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance.  My style is more gritty than sweet and I look forward to writing many more stories with strong heroines and imperfect but determined characters. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog.

Social Media links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinalynnlambert

WordPress: https://christinalynnlambertwordpress.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chris4lamb

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15900423.Christina_Lynn_Lambert

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Lynn-Lambert/e/B01MCYK0K7

Bear’s Edge (Stranger Creatures Book 2)

After sexy bear shifter Grant lost his girlfriend and three best friends in a fire, he decided he was done with love, done with people, done with pretty much everything. One woman has him rethinking his whole strategy.

As his boss, Shayla is off-limits, so Grant keeps his feelings for her under wraps until…the attraction doesn’t seem so one-sided. Grant takes a risk and lays a piece of his heart on the line. When things get hotter than he could have imagined, Grant wonders- will some of his darker desires be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long?

A reporter who covered the bombing Shayla survived three years before is convinced the only reason Shayla survived is because she’s some type of bionic medical experiment or superhuman freak. When the reporter ropes Shayla’s angry ex, Hunter into the mix, Shayla’s business and her life are on the line. Can she and Grant trust in each other and find a way to slay all the obstacles that stand in their way?

Bear’s Edge purchase/book links

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/b075rt8gml

I-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bears-edge/id1287202129

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bears-edge-christina-lynn-lambert/1127154505?ean=9781682523919

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bear-s-edge

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Christina_Lynn_Lambert_Bear_s_Edge?id=QEk3DwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Louisa Bacio

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.

Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.

Contact Details:

Website http://www.louisabacio.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louisabacio

https://www.facebook.com/Louisabacioauthor/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/louisabacio

Border Town

A thin line exists between reality and the paranormal, between one country and the next. Lucia grew up stuck between cultures on the border of Texas and Mexico and the wavy lines of reality. With the help of her two sisters, she runs the family ranch, or what’s left of it.

Years ago, a hurricane shifted the river, cutting through the property with their land partially ending up on the other side of the Rio Grande. Mother Nature unleashed more than land wars. Legend tells of a supernatural beast slaughtering the livestock every seven years. When the carcasses of goats show up drained of blood, she reaches out for help.

Shaw McDiamond doesn’t want to be stuck in a hick town chasing after the myth of the chupacabra. As part of an elite force of paranormal agents that work the border, Shaw’s group, SLICE, exposes aliens of another kind. This vampiric creature is like nothing he’s encountered, and the woman he’s working with unnerves him even more.

Lucia and Shaw clash over folklore and reality, fate and free will. As the killings escalate with the attack of a ranch hand, the storm returns, and the two become trapped in an ever-shifting world they can’t control. And to survive, they’ll have to do it together.

BUY LINKS

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Kobo

Apple Books

H.D. March

H D March lives on top of a mountain in Wales, which is ideal in the summer but not so much in the winter months or when it rains. She has three grown children, one suicidal cat—it really does have nine lives—and two Alaskan Malamutes. When not writing she delights in backpacking around the welsh countryside with them and is proud to say that both have earned their WPD (working pack dog) titles.

Her first love, however, is reading and writing. She devours any steamy romance and works of the paranormal she can get her hands on and enjoys acting out her own fantasies in print. Her body of work includes erotic romance, psychological thrillers and the supernatural. Recently this has been extended into science fiction with sexy aliens. The first of which are The Dragons of Rhaegos.

hdmarch.com

https://twitter.com/hdmarch

Flint

Mackenzie is devastated to learn her colleague investigating a disappearance is the man that ruined her life, Flint swore he’d love her, instead he destroyed her.

After two years MMA champion Flint Garrison is back in her life and Mackenzie is terrified of the emotions he evokes. She’s never stopped loving him and never forgotten what he cost her. Their undercover mission is to spend a week at Rowan; known for its paranormal activity to discover why people are going missing. Forced to spend time together soon rekindles their affair, but when they are drawn into a parallel world where demon Terez rules their nightmare begins. Parted from Mackenzie they are hunted in the living forest, but Flint swears he won’t let her down again and begins the fight of his life.

 

Bonnie Edwards

Multi-published author Bonnie Edwards lives with her husband and pets on the rainy coast of British Columbia. Her earthy, irreverent, love stories sometimes have a paranormal twist, likes curses and ghosts, other times not. But her books always entertain and guarantee a happy ending.

With four ongoing romance series (Tales of Perdition, The Brantons and The Christmas Collection) and contemporary family novels in her newest series, Return to Welcome, she rarely spends a day without writing. She has written novels, novellas and short stories for Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) although now she publishes her work herself. Look for more exciting releases throughout 2018…

For more info and sample chapters:

Find her here: https://www.bonnieedwards.com/

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Bonnie-Edwards/e/B001IO9UTO

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonnieEdwards

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bonnie.Edwards.Author

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bedwards1342/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/283636.Bonnie_Edwards

Sign up for her newsletter:  http://oi.vresp.com?fid=4ecdcb6889

Thigh-High

Thigh high stockings, a gorgeous neighbor, and a sexy bet…

Young, divorced, and broke Kat Hardee’s leery of putting herself in the path of the next great guy. But she’s crushed on her neighbor, Taye since he moved in and would love nothing more than to catch his eye.

Rather than lose her chance with quiet, nerdy Taye, Kat accepts a challenge to get him naked. This weekend!

Taye Connors wants to make up for lost time with his sweet next-door neighbor.

But when innocent Kat turns into a vixen who sells sex toys wearing too-hot-to -handle thigh high stockings, he wonders what he’s in for.

Is Kat a sex kitten or his soulmate — or both?

https://books2read.com/Thigh-High

Sierra Brave

Sierra Brave is a multi-published author of smoking hot romance. She writes across genres, dabbling in a little bit of everything, including ménage and BDSM. Her love of erotic fiction started in her last year of high school when she first read the sensual classic, Fanny Hill. She felt so naughty yet liberated with her copy tucked away in her book bag and hopes her work will have the same delicious effect on her readers.

Crystal Coast Christmas

After escaping a bad relationship and moving into her aunt’s guest quarters, marine biologist Jessica Butler has sworn off love and relationships. Still, she can’t resist a night of no-strings passion with hunky soldier, Captain Chase Culpepper. Their evening sizzles, leaving Jessica satisfied but wary. Her ex did a great job of destroying her self-confidence, leaving Jessica reluctant to take the plunge into romance again. While Chase is asleep, Jessica runs.

Chase can’t believe he’s found his sexual equal in Jessica. When he wakes up alone the next morning, he’s determined to make Jessica his, in spite of her reluctance to put her heart on the line.

Jessica’s sworn off men for good, but the faster she runs, the more Chase finds to love about her. What will it take for him to win her trust and her love?

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FROM YOUR FAVORITE RETAILER. https://books2read.com/u/3RolWn

Kate Richards

Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and the High Sierras. She would gladly spend all her days in the mountains, but she’d miss the beach…and her very supportive husband’s commute would be three hundred miles. Wherever she is, she loves to explore all different kinds of relationships in her stories. She doesn’t believe one-size-fits-all, and whether her characters live BDSM, ménage, GLBT, spanking, or any other kind of lifestyle, it’s the love, the joy in one another, that counts.

Amazon Page http://amzn.to/2bBGzeq

Facebook Fan Page http://on.fb.me/14Vqx48

Goodreads Page http://bit.ly/19yVcWh

Twitter http://bit.ly/17AeWeM

Captive for Christmas

All she wants for Christmas is a safe place to hide

Camilla’s been on the run for a year, since her mother’s death left her at the mercy of her stepfather who expects her to step into her mother’s shoes…in all ways. And as a powerful man in their small town he’s convinced everyone she’s delusional. Even her own grandmother believes him. A travel plaza in the Mojave Desert has been her haven until, just before Christmas, it’s not. He’s found her. How much farther can she go with little money and a broken-down car? How about outer space? Impossible.

Arvan and Tris travel the galaxies in search of a special fuel that makes their technology possible—and the third member of their relationship. But the Universe is a big place and the odds of finding either slim. Especially in the back of beyond, where they are not allowed contact with the locals. Terra may offer what they seek, fuel wise, but as they close in on the location from above, they spot a female racing across the desert landscape, a male with a weapon in hot pursuit. Breaking all their rules, they transport her to the ship to save her life. But now what to do? They can’t send her back with knowledge of “aliens” near Terra. And there’s a bigger complication. She may be their third.

BUY LINK – https://www.amazon.com/Captive-Christmas-Kate-Richards-ebook/dp/B078KHZSSF

Christmas Cowboys – Forbes Ranch Volume 1 MF

Christmas is a special time on the Forbes Ranch on the Central Coast of California. In three Christmas Eve stories set on the ranch we find cowboy supermodel Riley Forbes meeting Elle McAndrews for the first time for a Christmas Hookup, Elle’s assistant Devon Marsh is having a Christmas in Hell stuck in the rain with cowboy Jared Abbott, and Devon’s brother Brad makes a wish on a star but it’s Anne-Marie Reston who finds a way to make both their Christmas Wishes come true.

BUY LINK – https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Cowboys-1-Lex-Valentine-ebook/dp/B078KN4RD5

 

 

Christmas Cowboys – Forbes Ranch Volume 1 MM

Christmas is a special time on the Forbes Ranch on the Central Coast of California. In two MM Christmas Eve stories set on the ranch we find cowboy Grayson Forbes helping former Air Force pilot Mitch Caulfield get over his nightmares of being shot down in Afghanistan the previous Christmas in Christmas Catch and the entire Forbes/Abbott/Reston clan conspire to bring their friends, former lovers Steve Yarrow and Dalton Emory, back together in Cupid Christmas.

Buy Link – https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Cowboys-2-Lex-Valentine-ebook/dp/B078HJNQXQ

And for those of you who read MM, I have some audiobook codes to give away! In order to win one of these, you need to tell me in your comment that you read MM and like audio books! I have several books in audio but I’ve got codes for Afterburner, Broken Bonds, Bitter Bonds, Fire Season, Save Your Love, Rousing Caine and Kissing Joan Collins!

To win this bundle of MF books plus Christmas Cowboys from me, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time on December 31, 2017! If you leave your comment after the clock strikes 12 here in California, you will have already lost! And if you want a chance to win one or more audio books, please state in your comment that you read MM and like audio books too!

Make sure you read back through the rules in the paragraph above so you have the best chance to win! I’m so happy to have had so many authors participate in this year’s giveaways, more than 50 MM authors and a dozen MF authors with books covering every sub-genre! I cannot thank them enough for all the cross promotion and for their generous giving this year. And I also want to thank all of you readers who came here religiously every day to see what the authors were giving away. Your support means everything to all of us authors.

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2018! Happy New Year!

Day 30 – 30 Days of December Giveaway

Today is the last day of the 30 Days of December Giveaway, but never fear, tomorrow is the Great New Year’s Giveaway which has audiobooks and lots of other books for readers! The winner of yesterday’s books from me and Tina Donahue is Debra! Woo hoo!

I’ve got more books to give away today including a paranormal from brand new author Loretta Johns!

Hi! I’m a housewife with her head usually in the clouds, dreaming of romance and far away places. One day, I thought, why not write them down? So here we are. I hope you enjoy hot men, gutsy women, and happily ever afters because that’s what you’ll get from me.

Readers can sign up to my newsletter to get informed of new releases here: http://eepurl.com/c0yKs1

Gundar

The Mylos came for genetic trade, offering a chance for the women of Earth to meet and marry their perfect other half as well as advances in technology and education for all. Darla Levin isn’t looking for a husband. She is, however, looking for money for college. Falling short of her needs using financial aid, she decides to take a gamble and apply for the Bride Registry Scholarship.It seems simple. You don’t get matched unless you’re a perfect genetic and psychological fit, and for the scholarship, the pool is limited to Mylos currently in orbit. Matches are so rare, she’s never known anyone who has known anyone else who has been matched. After her best friend Angie registers and received her scholarship funds immediately, Darla takes the plunge. Only the unthinkable happens, and she finds she is now the mate to Gundar, the Commander of the Bride Fleet itself.

40,000+ words of romance with a happily ever after and no cliffhanger. For mature readers only!

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074WMGZB6

Now, I’ve got a lovely copy of Tales of the Darkworld, which contains several short stories from the Darkworld.

Holiday Hearts
It’s Christmas at Sean Antaeus’s house and everyone is there. Siblings, cousins, mates, and even Mistress Christmas with her reindeer and elf! Emily is pregnant and so is Elysia. Holden discovers Garret’s secret fear. Colin and Eden play in the sauna. Declan hides behind the Christmas tree. Sean and Careen try to make a baby. And Marius faces his fears for the future. It’s a holiday filled with laughter and love, hot chocolate and hotter sex, and a little bit of magic from Magia Alfred Stone.

Blood Play
Vampire Aiden Swann has a tough job: infiltrate Paris’s most notorious BDSM club Perdition. While he’s all Alpha, Aiden’s no Dom, yet he finds his time in Perdition no hardship due to a mysterious female vampire. Cadence O’Connor intrigues him and makes him hard as stone. He knows there’s no reason that a pure blood vampire like him couldn’t play with a mixed blood vampire like her, but Cade disagrees. She’s got a chip on her shoulder about her heritage and refuses to see Aiden as a sexual partner. All Aiden needs to do is convince Cade that she’s no abomination and that everything she is, is everything he wants.

Colin Cuffed
Colin Granville had a bad day and was looking forward to a quiet evening with his mate. But Eden has other plans for him that don’t include “quiet.” Her cousin Emily is away on vacation and Eden has the key to her house. She takes Colin there and introduces him to Emily and Vahid’s private dungeon. Reluctant to play at first, Colin gives in to Eden and is instantly cuffed to the bed. What follows is a night of sensory deprivation and fun with a violet wand, proving that even married couples can be pretty kinky.

WOOT! And that’s it for this year’s 30 Days of Christmas! Leave a comment on the Day 30 post by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win these books! And come back tomorrow because I’ve got books from other authors, books from me including my newest release from Decadent Publishing, and…audiobooks!

Happy Holidays!