Monday, December 31, 2012

Come To Me by Genevieve Ash

Come To Me
by Genevieve Ash

Amanda Wellington is a twenty-eight year old home renovator who is still waiting for Mr. Right. Every day, she's haunted by a ghostly image that resides in her antique mirror, and each night, her dream lover strokes her aching flesh, keeping her just on the edge of release. But men like him don't exist. Or so she thinks until she wakes to find her desires have pulled him from the mirror to her bed.Is Amanda willing to pay the ultimate price--her body and soul--to free the sexy stranger from decades of loneliness?

Cameron Mackenzie--part Norse demigod and part immortal Celtic warrior--must spend eternity in the mirror unless he can find a virgin--not just any virgin--but a direct descendant of the goddess who cursed him. Women have always been a means to an end...until Amanda. This delicate mortal has the heart and the passion to set him free, but only if she can face her own demons and, quite literally, walk through the fires of hell to save him.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, December 28, 2012

At Least Once More by Emma Lai

At Least Once More
by Emma Lai

Miss Annabelle Abbott's reckless determination to find a husband has delivered her into the hands of fortune hunters more than once. So it's only logical her next suitor prove he's more attracted to her person than her fortune...isn't it? After a heated kiss with a delicious duke is interrupted, Annabelle is left hungry for answers. What more is there between a man and a woman? Why does she ache in strange places? And how far is she willing to go to find the answers?

All his life, Gareth Grey, Duke of Powis, has done his duty and obeyed Society's strictures. But when he encounters Miss Annabelle Abbott, he can't resist dancing her onto the deserted terrace in hopes of stealing a taste of her lips. The beautiful debutante's ensuing antics arouse Gareth's body and test his much-valued control. Left with no real choice but to rescue the headstrong woman from ruin, Gareth offers marriage and gives in to her wanton ways.

However, when she misbehaves one too many times on the way to the altar, Gareth decides she needs a lesson in control, and Annabelle's left with only one last question...will he teach her that lesson at least once more?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Risqué Poses
by Ursula Whistler

Yoga instructor Diana Courbet wants to celebrate the end of a messy divorce in the best way possible, starting with a one night stand with the sexy, tousle-haired artist in her yoga class. He's been the object of her desire for close to a year, and while he might be worth more than one sexy evening, that's all her heart is willing to risk.

Mathias Kuning wants two things—to be a successful artist and Diana. Over the past year, he's painted Diana in a series of nudes that show how much he's grown to care for his beautiful muse. But to become a successful artist he has to show the sensual pieces, and to show them, she has to agree.

Will the risqué poses of Mathias' creation be the very thing that keeps Diana in his arms...or drives her out of his life forever?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Irresistible Impulse by Nona Raines

Irresistible Impulse
by Nona Raines

Ordinarily, Tania Talcott wouldn't be caught dead at a speed dating event, but she lost a stupid bet. Checking out the slim pickings, she's convinced the evening will be a total bust--until a classy, sensual, African American woman enters the room. A woman Tania met briefly once before and never forgot.

Latisha Hobbs is only attending this event to support her young cousin, who's ready to start dating again. Latisha's heart has been on ice for quite some time. But she finds herself immediately--and strongly--enticed by the friendly overtures of a vivacious redhead. Or are they more than friendly?

Fueled by an irresistible impulse, Tania wastes no time getting to know the beautiful mocha woman. Latisha is drawn to Tania as well, but memories of an unhappy love affair make her reluctant to act. These two opposites definitely attract, but will their differences be too much to overcome.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Learning To Fly by

Learning To Fly
by Melissa Snark

Cassandra Claeys is a bohemian artist with a passion for shoes and architecture. Her past wasn't pretty and she's got the scars to prove it, but she's determined to live and love again and she's hoping her newest client is just the man for the job. But the crazed serial killer that once held her captive escapes from prison, willing to kill again to make his manical fantasies come true.

Architect Kyle McCloud hires the fiery redhead to illustrate his latest project, never dreaming that she would bring passion and danger to his door. Cassie is easily spooked and as flighty as one of his injured birds, but he's willing to work overtime to make her soar for him alone.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Call for Submission: Subs In Training

I wanted to let you know Scarlet Rose is opening the gates a little wider and we'll start with a new series called Subs In Training. I hope you're be excited about the change as we are.

Subs in Training 

We’re looking for Erotic Romance or *Erotica that focus on subs in training. These can include male or female characters just discovering or learning to accept their submissive side, first time submissives, or new to the scene encounters, but they must show fully described BDSM scenes with D/s and all the tools of the trade. They can contain any combination of m/f, m/m, f/f, m/f/m, etc.
We want to feel the Dominance and submission, the pleasure and the pain. Strap your heroine to a St. Andrew’s cross, let your hero feel the bite of a flogger or whip. Training can take place in a playroom, fictitious club or wherever playtime takes them. Break all the rules or make some rules of your own, just remember the TWRP no-nos.  See guidelines on Scarlet Rose submission page.
 Double and Triple Rose only.
*Happily ever after or the promise of one not required.
Established Scarlet Rose authors submit to your editor. New authors submit to

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Haunted Garden Halloween Hop - Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat and Give Me Something Good to Drink! (and eat)

Thank you for visiting the Wilder side of the Haunted Garden. I heard you trick or treat. We have both. Sultry heat in the stories and something sweet to wet your lips.

Our treats will bring out your Wilder side.

Milky Way in a Glass
Blend 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Pour over ice and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon

Tootsie in a Glass
Layer in a large high ball glass - 2 oz grenadine syrup, 5 oz amaretto almond liqueur, 3 oz lemon juice. Stir lightly. add 2 drops chocolate syrup and let it sink in the glass.

Caramel Apple in a Glass
Pour 1/4 cup Sour Apple Pucker schnapps and 1/4 cup Butterscotch liqueur into glass
Stir in 1 tbsp triple sec (taste best if ingredients are ice cold)

Snickers in a Glass
Pour  1 oz Dark Creme de Cacao,  1/2 oz Irish cream and 1/2 oz Frangelico over ice cubes. Top with 1/2 oz light cream. Stir and serve.

Cotton Candy in a Glass
Stir together 1 oz. Amaretto, 1 oz. Vodka, and a splash of pink lemonade (to your taste)

And because I love pumpkin seeds, here is a recipe for perfectly roasted seeds.

1 cups whole pumpkin seeds (dried)
1 teaspoons butter, melted
a pinch salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
In a bowl toss seeds with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds onto a baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown (about 45 minutes). Stir seeds as they bake for best roasting.

Thank you for stopping by on this Haunted Garden Halloween Hop. Leave a comment for a chance to win a 10.00 Wild Rose Press gift certificate to or

And continue your trick-or-treating fun with these Wild Rose Press authors

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ripped by Mia Downing

by Mia Downing

Lifeguard/artist Gavin White has been holding the ripped shreds of his life together by the seams. Facing the anniversary of his sister's death, he fights the dark call of dependency and is at the edge of succumbing when his best friend since preschool returns to his life. Handsome geek-turned-hunk, Erik Clarke, wasn't afraid to come out and had been bold enough to kiss Gavin the last time they were together. Damn that kiss. Gavin wants more. So much more, but he was never brave enough to tell Erik his dreams. With his future hanging by a tattered thread, Gavin must trade one temptation for another or risk ripping his life apart.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sugar Walls by Mysti Holiday

Sugar Walls
by Mysti Holiday

When Emilie is dumped by her boyfriend, best friend Jack Voss offers a shoulder and a place to live--the other side of his duplex. He's always there, fixing her problems, her car, her sink. Emilie doesn't know what she'd do without him, or with the feelings she's having for him. His shoulder doesn't just offer comfort anymore; his touch is a turn-on. Their shared wall is the only thing keeping them from sharing a bedroom--and fanning the flames might risk breaking something that Jack can't fix.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hot Summer Sands by Rachel Leigh

Hot Summer Sands
by Rachel Leigh

Chef Michelle Hutton flees her controlling mother in the UK for the sun and freedom of Greece, longing for a new beginning and maybe just a bit of Zante's local heat. Sexy, pro-bono lawyer Sam Clarke might just be the one to teach her to let go. He's sexy, capable, and totally in control. And too damn hard to resist.

Sam Clarke and his best friend had once been the baddest boys to hit the local party scene-- sex, booze, and more sex--until his friend is killed. Sam turned his back on the blatant sexuality of the island years ago, but can't resist Michelle's desire to bask in the sun and explore the need that grows between them.
Click here to read excerpt.

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Review for Texas Passion

"Wonderful writing, quick reading and filled with historical detail, this short story will take your breath away! Ms. Philmar has a wonderful talent and I am very anxious to go back and read more of her work! I definitely recommend this quick read to anyone who is looking for a passionate, spark flying historical romance story!"

By Molly at Romancing the Book,

To read the rest of the review visit

Friday, August 10, 2012

Spy Games: Trained For Seduction by Mia Downing

Spy Games: Trained For Seduction
by Mia Downing

Emma Walters didn't choose to be a spy, but when her crazy father was caught selling bombs to the wrong people, she was given a choice--become a spy or rot in jail. Her exciting new life as agent Kate Wells becomes more so when she discovers her new boss is the agent--undercover and investigating her father at the time--who took her to third base. Emma is already in half in love with the dark and dangerous Chase Sanders. Kate wants nothing more than for him to finish what he started, but he's the devil incarnate. And one doesn't make deals or fall in love with the devil.

If someone had told Chase he'd fall in love with a certain virgin when he was on his last mission, he would have shot them dead, sniper style. She was nothing more than collateral damage, damn it. But watching the sexy new spy morph into a bombshell killing machine is too much to bear. So when the powers that be command him to train her in the art of seduction for her first--and possibly last--mission, he's scared witless. Making love to Kate means preparing her for sex with another man.

Somehow, Chase has to find a way to get Kate in--and out--of her mission without dying. And without falling in love.

Book One of the Spy Games Series

Click here to read excerpt.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Diving In Deep by Louisa Masters

Diving In Deep
by Louisa Masters

Cameron is sick of being a stereotypical nerd. In an attempt to "reinvent" himself, he takes three months off for a holiday in Australia--something the old Cameron would never do.

Troy and Jake are in a committed relationship. Co-owners of Sail Away, a water sport and cruising company, their life is about sun, sea and each other.

Neither Troy nor Jake have ever participated in a ménage, but after a day on the water with Cameron, both are fantasizing about sandwiching him between them. Cameron has never been with a man but can't stop thinking about the hot couple, and how they'd look, naked and entwined. When he walks in on them having sex in the underwater observatory, he can't look away--and then they invite him to join in.

Will the old Cameron sink in uncharted territory? Or will the new Cameron find himself diving in deep?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hot Properties by Kelli Zel

Hot Properties
by Kelli Zel

Preston Moore was Rose Juan's biggest regret. A year ago they shared a toe curling kiss but they never closed the deal. When Rose runs into Preston at an open house, she's tempted to show him her own hot properties. Or will Preston make an offer of his own?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Served by Maxine Mansfield

by Maxine Mansfield

Beach volleyball player Sam Waterson knows he made a mistake--a really big one--three years ago when paparazzi interrupted his jubilant celebration with sexy Carlos Delacruz, the love of Sam's life, and with their ménage partner Drew Eversly...and Sam blamed the public exposure on the wrong man. But fate has given him a second chance to prove his prowess on the sun-baked beach volleyball court and at loving the sensual man who has unknowingly held his heart. Can he--or Carlos or Drew--win a spot on the team? But even beyond sweating it out on the court and regaining the spot they had to forfeit three years ago, can Sam win back Carlos's heart? Sam needs to show Carlos that he can spike and score where it counts...between the sheets.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dane's Restraint by J.J. Ranger

Dane's Restraint
by J.J. Ranger

With parents who own a Vegas strip club, elementary school teacher Sara Piermont has always steered clear of kinky. Now she's ready to sow her own wild oats and give in to the sexual fantasies taunting her. Her cousin's bachelorette weekend at an all-inclusive dude ranch seems the perfect place to let her hair down. And Dane Dumen is the rugged cowboy she has set her sights on for a weekend of uninhibited passion.

Dane loves to walk on the wild side, and sexy Sarah is the perfect muse for a fantasy weekend filled with restraints and other naughty things. Though he's never stepped over the line between a fling and commitment, Sarah proves to be a lure he can't resist. Dane quickly finds he's playing with fire and has to decide...rein in his heart or risk a permanent brand.

Book Four of the Dume Ranch Series

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Release Day is Like My Birthday!

For an author, book release day is like a birthday party with friends and family to help celebrate and a big chocolate cake and ice cream to enjoy guilt-free. The thing that makes a release day better than a birthday is that I don't gain another year on my age!

Today's the release day of Turn Up the Heat, and I'm having a blast announcing it on guest blogs and social networks. This is my third book with The Wild Rose Press, and I couldn't be happier to be one of the authors in the garden. My editors, Trish and Diana, are amazing, and have guided my writing and taught me more than I could have ever learned on my own. Thank you!

Diana also created this beautiful cover for me. I loved the picture the moment I saw it. It truly captures the mood of the book.

Here's a sexy excerpt for you. Enjoy!

Mackenzie looked at Gina out of the corner of her eye. Such an amazingly beautiful woman. What would it be like to make love to her?

Not just beautiful, but sexy and passionate. Mackenzie desperately wanted to give in to the temptation to let Gina teach her about sex with another woman. This time, her mouth watered thinking about licking Gina’s nipples, sucking and nibbling them. What would they taste like?

The taste of that pink flesh between her legs. Was it salty like her own? Or would it taste different, maybe sweet, the way Gina’s mouth tasted.

Gina tipped her head. “Beautiful girl, don’t look at me that way if you’re not going to let me kiss you again.”

Mackenzie blinked and glanced away. Caught fantasizing about eating Gina’s pussy, her own lips swelled and creamed. “Bottom’s up,” Mackenzie said, and downed her shot. She made the mistake of looking at her friend.

Gina’s eyes sparkled as she took her shot. She licked her lips, slowly, deliberately, as if she could read Mackenzie’s mind. “Again?” Gina asked, holding up the bottle.

Mackenzie shook her head, her eyes watering from the burn of the liquor in her throat. She would be hideously sorry in the morning if she did another one. “No. I’m done.”

Gina asked, “You don’t mind if I take one more?”

“Of course not.”

Gina drank her second shot and pushed away the bottle. “Okay,” she choked. “That’s all the punishment I can take.” Gina rearranged the pillows and lay back.

“Punishment?” She lay on her side next to Gina, watching her expression.

“For my stupidity. I knew better than to hope he’d change.”

“Not your fault.” She laid back, her hands under her head. The fire burned slowly thanks to the oak, and they watched the flames for a few minutes. Mackenzie asked, “Are you doing all right?”

“Yeah.” She groaned. “I’m such a fool. I knew he wasn’t in my league, but I jumped in anyway thinking I might be good enough—”

“Stop that.” Mackenzie turned her head and glared at her. “You’re so fucking far above his league, it’s pathetic.” She took Gina’s hand. “Just because he’s famous doesn’t make him worth more than any other cheating jerk.”

Gina’s eyebrows shot up and she giggled. “You know, I always felt flattered that he wanted me. I felt…grateful.”

“Gina. What he did was his problem, not yours. Don’t drag yourself down.” The liquor crept up and grabbed her while she lay there. A surge of defensive affection filled her. “When I look at you, I see an amazing woman. Not just on the outside, but deep inside, where it counts.”

Throwing her head back, Gina moaned, “But I’m so gullible.” Her eyes filled, and when she blinked, tears rolled down her temples to her earlobes.

Mackenzie leaned over her. “No you’re not. You’re a woman who feels things passionately.” Impetuously, she tipped her head and kissed Gina’s earlobe. “Mmm. Salty. I wish I could…” Gina’s vulnerability touched her, made her protective. She wanted to kiss away all her tears. Looking into her eyes, she whispered, “Gina.”

Gina turned slowly, closing in on her.

A liquor fog blurred all Mackenzie’s inhibitions. A sexual awakening made her daring.

Gina’s lips touched hers tentatively.

Mackenzie opened her mouth and touched their joined lips with her tongue.

Gina didn’t waste a second. She rolled half onto her, kissing her with unleashed passion.

Every nerve in her body sang, and she responded to Gina with a desire and intensity she hadn’t thought she could ever feel.

The kiss turned teasing and Gina sucked Mackenzie’s tongue into her mouth, lightly scraping her teeth along the tip. Circling it with her tongue in a move so erotic, Mackenzie had to have more.

They pulled apart for a second. Gina stared down at her, eyes darkened by passion, her breath panting in and out quickly.

Mackenzie made a decision. She reached up and touched Gina’s breast.

To celebrate the release of Turn Up the Heat, I'm giving away this darling custom-made apron and potholder to one person who joins my mailing list by August 8.
Click here to enter the contest.

Turn Up the Heat is available at The Wild Rose Press' Wilder Roses

Thanks, and have a great weekend!
Randi "Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied"

Turn Up The Heat by Randi Alexander

Turn Up The Heat
by Randi Alexander

Mackenzie Jarvis has never slept with a woman. So why has she fallen madly in lust with Gina Volto, host of the reality cooking show Mackenzie is competing in? Mackenzie's wild desire to live out her fantasy battles with her conservative Wyoming values. Then Gina pours on the seduction, Mackenzie runs--home to her ranch, her horses, and her busy career as the owner and chef of a restaurant. But Gina shows up at her ranch in a snowstorm, and Mackenzie allows herself one weekend of  forbidden, kinky pleasure.

When Gina admits she wants more than just a few days, can Mackenzie ignore her upbringing  and her plans for a traditional life with a husband and  children? Or will she give in and turn up the heat?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Up All Night by Renee Ashley Williams

Up All Night
by Renee Ashley Williams

Seth Ferguson has never shared his secret for admiring the male body. His parents would cut off his college tuition. However, a secret celebration of Independence Day with Ryan Jacobs, the university's star swimmer, may spark more fireworks than cast in the sky and challenge Seth to embrace the spirit of the holiday.

Will Seth learn something college could never teach him...that with Ryan's love he can claim his own independence?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Her Perfect Man by Nona Raines

Her Perfect Man
by Nona Raines

Kim Hansen has terrible luck with men. When her sexy downstairs neighbor shows a more-than-neighborly interest in her, she's suspicious. She's been burned too many times, by too many guys. Charlie Keller is smart, hot and successful--so what does he want with her besides a few nights of pleasure?

Though Kim does her best to shut him down, Charlie's not put off by her attitude. He doesn't scare easy. Kim thinks she's clever, using sex to keep him off guard and to maintain her emotional distance. But Charlie sees through her prickly exterior to her tender heart beneath.

But Kim needs to be won over. Sure, their bedroom action is awesome, but given her past mistakes, she's convinced that Charlie is too good to be true. Just too perfect. But if Charlie has his way, he'll prove that he's the perfect man for her.

Book 3 of The Man Series

Click here to read an excerpt.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Review for HotWired

Ross is sexy, rich and powerful. Kayla is seductive, wild and the rest at

Thank you Donna for reviewing my book,


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Story of Her Own

I'm so excited! My third erotic romance, "Her Perfect Man", will be released this week on June 22. It's also the third installment in The Man Series, and features Kim Hansen, who's appeared in the first two stories.
Sometimes we writers will create supporting characters then find we want to know more about them. I've wanted to write about Kim since she first appeared as Adam Vostek's on-and-off girlfriend in "One Good Man". She had attitude and no trouble expressing herself, but it was clear that she cared more for Adam than he did for her. What was her story?
Kim's had bad luck with men, mostly because of her poor choices. But why would she pick partners who treat her so callously? That's what I tried to figure out when writing her story. And more importantly, I wanted to know if she'd be able to break the pattern and find someone who values her.
That someone is Charlie Keller, her downstairs neighbor. Kim's a bundle of contradictions, but he's intrigued by her. She, on the other hand, doesn't quite trust him. Charlie's a nice guy, and Kim's not used to that. He may be too good to be true. Too perfect.
But nobody's perfect, of course. Charlie has a few issues of his own, but what I liked about him was that he could see through Kim's attitude to see the tender-hearted woman beneath.
I really enjoyed helping Kim find her perfect man…though it's not an easy road to happiness. I hope readers will enjoy the story as much as I loved writing it.
To celebrate my upcoming release, I'm giving away a $10 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press or to The Wilder Roses (your choice). Please leave a comment regarding a supporting character in a book you've read or (if you're an author) written. Was there a supporting character who seemed to "call out" for a book of his/her own?
Thanks so much! I'll select a random commenter on Thursday.

For more information on "Her Perfect Man" click here.

To learn more about Nona's other books, please visit

Nona Raines
Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hook, Line & Sinker by Sarina Wilde

Hook, Line & Sinker
by Sarina Wilde

Outdoorsman Taz Harris can't imagine life in a stuffy office, but times are hard and his family's hunting and fishing business is on the line. That's why the week he'll serve as entrepreneur Ridge Pender's fishing guide has to be perfect. Even if that means denying what he feels for Ridge.

Denial is the last thing Ridge wants. He's returned to Harris Mountain Lake, for more than sunshine and fresh air. He wants the sexy fisherman who made him forget his fast paced life. He wants Taz--in his arms and in his bed.

But as their passion sizzles in the summer heat, finances--not fishing--could tear them apart forever.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, June 8, 2012

One Hard Ride by M.M. Bordeaux

One Hard Ride
by M.M. Bordeaux

Amanda Sloane’s passion has been solely focused on becoming a well-respected, NYC art appraiser. With that appetite sated, she can no longer ignore her body’s carnal desires.

Tasked with authenticating an uncataloged Randell painting that could be worth millions, she meets a trio of Texas ranch hands who take her on an erotic ride imagined only in her deepest fantasy. Between ranch owners, Jake and Justin Morgan, and their ranch foreman, Luke, the cowboys ignite in Amanda a raging fire of uninhibited sexuality.

For years, the Morgan brothers have fought off their greedy cousin's attempts to take their ranch, including poison and sabotage. Now, Jake is counting on the elegant and sophisticated art appraiser to authenticate his grandaddy's painting to stave off foreclosure on the family ranch. Awakening the big city vixen’s sexual hunger has his body ablaze with need and his heart yearning for love.

Can Amanda give up the intoxicating pleasure of her sexual awakening? Or is Jake's love unconditional enough to encourage her to continue her erotic odyssey?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Friday, June 1, 2012

HarlequinJunkie Romance Reviews: Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee

Sara jumped on Twitter and asked if she could review my book... boy am I happy I  said yes.

HarlequinJunkie Romance Reviews: Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee: Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book Blurb: Carter Billings: Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, C...

Surrender to the Siren Prince by Kate McKinley

Surrender to the Siren Prince
by Kate McKinley

Marine biologist Morgan Johansen doesn't believe in fairy tales, so when rumors of a sexy male siren surface, she sets out on her boat to prove them wrong. But when she's tossed overboard by her ex, she comes face to face with a strong, virile siren who's undeniably real and promises to awaken her every erotic fantasy.

Racing to save his people, Erik, heir to the siren kingdom, must find the one woman destined to be his queen. When Morgan hits the water, he feels her presence and knows instantly she's the one. Now he must convince her to abandon her strict scientific beliefs and submit to the powerful desire that grips them both. But one question remains to be answered...

Will Morgan return to the surface, or will she surrender to the siren prince?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Buckskins, Boots & Bondage by Desiree Holt

Buckskins, Boots & Bondage
by Desiree Holt

Twins Justin and Tucker Davis only want one thing--one woman to share for the rest of their lives. Angel Cruz wants two men who will cherish her forever. Sex between them is hotter than the Texas sun in August as they play out their fantasies at Rawhide, the private bondage club. But when her job threatens their livelihood, will their newfound connection be strong enough to survive?
Click here to read and excerpt.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Caught You Reading!

May is "Get Caught Reading Month".  You can almost always catch me reading something. I'm one of those people who takes a book with me wherever I go. Hey, you never can tell when you might need a book to keep you company! And now that I have an e-reader, I'll sometimes take that with me and have any number of books at my disposal.

I'm so lucky that my parents were readers and that there were always books in our home.  I sometimes drove my mom to distraction when I'd rather be inside reading than outside playing! But when I began working in a school, I learned that not all children are as fortunate as I was.  It broke my heart to realize that some children had no books at all in their homes. Thank goodness for the school library!

And thank goodness for public libraries. In spite of my e-reader, I still borrow many books from my local library. I'd go broke if I didn't. As the saying goes, so many books, so little time.

So guess what, you caught me reading! Right now I'm reading "Sweet Magik" a Faery Rose novel by Penny Watson. I'm really enjoying the story of Oskar Klaus and Kianna Grant.  Oskar, one of Santa's five sexy sons, is a snowboarder and a bibliophile.  As "Director of Elfin Resources" Oskar has his hands full as he tries to win Kianna's heart, deal with a malevolent elf named Wiebe, and discover who's released the Dark Magik that's causing mayhem at the North Pole.

Did I catch you reading? Please leave a comment and tell us about the book you're reading right now. I'll be giving a $10 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press or The Wilder Roses (your choice) to a random commenter, to help you buy even more books.  Thanks a lot!

Nona Raines
Hot Contemporary Romance
Edgy ~ Emotional ~ Erotic

Read excerpts or purchase Nona's books here.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Question for the Readers

So, life as an author...

Not glamorous for most of us. We write. We work other jobs. We deal with families and the ups/downs just like the rest of you. We simply have overactive imaginations that we cannot stop, nor would we want to stop, because it gives us something else to do! (I'm only speaking for myself, although I'd be willing to hear what other authors say about that imagination thing.)

But, besides writing, we're also supposed to blog. That's an entirely different animal in the writing world. Here's why:

I'm not quirky. Well, I am, but only during Halloween and Mardi Gras. Then, I'm full of quirk. My online writing? Not so much.

Which gets me to thinking...

What do you as readers want from authors besides the next story? Do you like blog posts about our pets? Do you want us to be as bad/naughty/sexually adventurous as our heroines and to write about that? What really do you like to read from authors?

I'm serious in asking. I'm the type of author that stares at my website/blog page that says "New Post" like that proverbial deer in the headlights. I even resorted to posting a photo of Captain America this week. I'm that desperate for blog material. Therefore, I'm reaching out to you. Tell me what you'd like to know about me, a character, or anything at all.

I'll do my best to fulfill your blog fantasy. (That so sounds dirty, but it's virtual, which makes it clean.)

I'm not bad. I just write that way.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Touched By The Magic by Maxine Mansfield

Touched By The Magic
by Maxine Mansfield

New to The Academy of Magical Arts, Briarlarn Tumbleweed wants to learn the art of a True Healer, but her nerves get the best of her when she’s paired in the sexually dynamic healing class with Uthiel Stoutheart, Paladin of the Realm. Between burning off his eyebrows and overturning a candle on certain exposed male parts, she isn't making a very good impression. But how can she focus when Uthiel is strong, brave, and touches Briar in a way that leaves her weak in the knees, quivering with pleasure, and begging for more?

Falling in love with the accident-prone but talented Briar was not what Uthiel had planned, but life with the sexy healer is adventurous, hilarious, mind-blowingly stimulating, and clearly his destiny. His soul awakens while taking her to new heights of ecstasy, yet he can't allow his own pleasure. There’s no getting around it—he must leave The Academy and pursue his quest to right the wrongs done to his people if he can ever hope to find happiness with Briar.

But is their love strong enough to mend the magic so desperately needed to preserve their world, and that touches both their souls with a searing heat?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Birthday Celebration Winners

Birthday Prizes from the Wild Rose Press

Congratulations to
Emily Tardy for winning a Kindle Fire!

25.00 digital gift certificates to either The Wild Rose Press or The Wilder Roses (erotic romance) digital catalogs are going to...

Amy Smith
Jenni Jacobs

All Winners will be notified by email, facebook, or Twitter.

Thank you for celebrating with The Wild Rose Press

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Celebrating a Fabulous Publisher!

Happy birthday, Wild Rose Press! I've been with the Cowboy Kink line for over a year, and I truly love it here. I'm so happy with my editor, Trish, and Diana, the head editor of the Scarlet Rose line, I know I'll be seeing many, many more birthdays as a Wild Rose author.

Here's a naughty little excerpt from my latest release, Her Cowboy Stud.

Slowing his pace, Trace eased his cock out of Macy's tight core and reached over the side of the bed for the purple bag. He dumped the contents onto the mattress beside them.

She blinked a couple times. "What are you up to?" Her voice came out hazy but her sly smile conveyed her interest.

How dark were her submissive urges? The toys he'd dumped out were basic. A rabbit vibrator, a smaller anal vibrator, heart-shaped nipple massagers, a vibrating cock ring and a tongue vibrator. All of them could be used to enhance their sex, but his tastes ran wilder. He needed to bind, to whip and clamp. Would that be too much for her? Would it send her running?

She lifted the nipple vibrators. Grinning, she asked, "For you or me?"

He chuckled. "You. Definitely." He opened the package and pressed the button to start the vibrator on one. Holding her breast in his big hand, he affixed the suction to her hard nipple.

She jumped and her breath left her with a smile. "I like that." The second vibrator caused a similar reaction, and she reached her hands over her head and grasped the pine rungs of the headboard.

His cock twitched and his balls tightened just watching her. Shit. He'd love to tie her to it, tease her and pleasure her until she cried for mercy, but that would have to wait for the next round. He needed to be inside her slit, and damn fast or he'd embarrass himself.

Picking up the big vibrator, he waited for her eyes to lock on his and wagged his eyebrows. "You won't be needin' this any more."

She laughed, a soft, tortured, seductive laugh. "No. I have my own stud, now." She glanced down at his hard rod, which made it jerk and weep for release.

"Try this," she said, reaching for the cock ring and pressing the button to turn on the vibrator through the cellophane packaging.

Hell, how would he get it on his shaft without shooting his cum? He needed a minute. He set it on her stomach, letting the vibrations tickle her bellybutton.

Macy writhed, her muscles long and sleek as she arched her back and circled her hips. He ached to be inside her sweet cunt, pumping, answering her primal rhythm. He looked away, hanging on to his control by sheer force of will. His gaze fell on the vibrating butt plug, packed in a bag with a bottle of lube. Yes. He could see how open she'd be to anal play. He held up the bag, and repeated her words. "Try this?"

A shiver rattled her body as she whispered, "Yes."

Have a great day!
Randi Alexander
Her Cowboy Stud and Chase and Seduction are available at The Wild Rose Press

Happy Birthday Wild Rose

Thanks for the memories.

And here's to the first book I published with you.

Blurb - Amanda Spencer had spent years searching for clues to her first husband's murder. Now, she was close, too close to let William VanHorn get in the way. He wanted to claim her as his wife, but she didn't have time to satisfy the man's needs. She wanted answers not sex.
Set on fire by Amanda, William wouldn't let the lady escape. If she wanted answers, he'd get them. As head of the Dragon Center, he had connections and nothing would stop him from capturing her heart.

Available in e-book and paper.

Drop by my website and read excerpts of my other books,


Happy Birthday to the Wild Rose Press

I love dwelling in the wilder side of the garden and have to say that I adore everyone I have had the pleasure of connecting with—editors, artists, authors, and readers. A special salute to my editor, Diana, who is lovely even when she is kicking my butt into shape. So congratulations to you all, and thank you for allowing me to hang with you on occasion.

Be sure to read below about how you can join in the birthday fun.

Here is a tiny taste of my newest from TWRPSweet Restraint (a sequel to Sweet Temptation).
Why was he there? How had he found her home address? What the hell had she done? Fighting the urge to step into his sexy embrace, she slipped around him and hurried to the nice, safe kitchen where she could at least keep the table between them.
“Would you like some tea or maybe a beer? I think I have a couple. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I keep some on hand just in case. You know for when friends stop by. Kate likes a beer now and then. Maybe it’s old. Does beer get old? I think I have some wine, too. Guys don’t like wine though, do they? Not guys like you, anyway. I don’t have whiskey or anything, but I have juice.” She laughed at the stupidity of the last offer. “Yeah, I don’t suppose apple juice does it for you either. I could—”
 Savannah.” Long fingers closed over her hand when she tugged on the refrigerator door and gently pushed it closed again. “You’re rambling.” 
She backed into the counter as he stepped closer. Her knees buckled. Was her throat swelling shut? Good God, how could one person smell so damned amazing? 
He circled her waist with his hands and boosted her to sit on the counter, stepping between her thighs. The room dipped and swirled a moment as the man overwhelmed her. A shiver of desire raced up her spine. Leaning even closer, he kissed his way from the slight V of her work shirt to the pulse that raced in her veins. “Did you miss me, beauty?”

Happy Birthday, Wild Rose Press!

It's a very special birthday today for The Wild Rose Press! I'll always be grateful to Rhonda and everyone at TWRP for helping me attain my dream of becoming a published author. When I got "the call" from my editor at The Wilder Roses that my first book, "One Good Man" had been accepted, I was over the moon!
In "One Good Man", heroine Andie Benedetto is too shy and insecure to reach out for the things (and the man) she really wants. She's afraid of wanting what she can never have. I could identify with Andie as for a long time I was afraid to try to reach my dream of being an author. I started many stories but couldn't seem to finish any. Writing is such a solitary activity, it's easy to look at your work and think "Ugh, what's the point? I'll never make it." But with the support of fellow writers  I at last finished a manuscript. And the support from everyone at The Wild Rose Press has been incredible and everything a beginning writer could wish for. 

But hey, it's not all about me! It's a celebration! Woo hoo! Happy happy birthday Wild Rose Press and may there be many more.

Nona Raines

Happy Birthday to The Wild Rose Press

It's The Wild Rose Press 6th Birthday.  I'm so happy for the company, Rhonda, RJ, Lisa, all the editors, cover artists and authors of this great company.

I've been with TWRP for almost 3 years now and I couldn't have picked a better company to work for.  I found a home for my sexy writing and enjoy working with everyone.

Here's an except from my current release: His for the Weekend

Cassandra Adams has a problem and its name is Marcus DeLuca. The man is quite determined to have her--on his terms. Cassie has had enough of domineering men in her life, yet she's drawn to strong, virile Marcus. Tempted to get that man out of her system once and for all, she agrees that she will be his for a weekend only--but then he must leave her alone forever.

Marcus will do anything to get sexy, non-committal Cassie into his arms, into his bed--failure is not an option. He wants nothing more than to keep Cassie in his life, but he senses a secret that keeps her from being able from committing--from submitting--to any man. Will Marcus's special brand of domination free her to be his for more than a weekend?

Enjoy the day everyone.

It's TWRP Birthday - So let's add a Little Fun to Your Sex Life

The process of making love in the same old way can get boring. Admit it, and your half way there to curing the problem. Finding time, opportunity, and energy might also add to the problem. After all, who can make a grand production every time you want to jump between the sheets?

The single most important way to alleviate the problem is communication. Man or woman, sometime the people that we love don’t see the things the same way we do. If you can talk about what you want or what you’d like to try, then you can get feedback and develop a plan to make it better for both of you.

“Our sex life is boring”
“I agree.”
“How can we change it?”
“Don’t know.”
Don’t let this be the end of conversation.

Now in every article about the subject, most experts say to try different positions. Okay, it changes things up but it doesn’t necessarily add some fun, not unless you are a contortionist. Change for change sake might help a little while but it won’t increase the fun factor.

“So what will?”
“A change in attitude.”
“Oh, no, the awful statement about changing my attitude. Look, I’m tired, busy with my kids and my job. I don’t have time to play at sex. I want to get in, get out and go to sleep.”

“Fair enough, and I can relate, but I never said this would be easy. Having fun is hard work, just look at every sport out there.”

Let’s first look at a way to find ideas that will increase the fun factor.
  1. Read erotica – find a scene in a book that you think might be fun to try, have your lover read it. Then come up with a way to do it.
  2. Watch love scenes or romantic comedies, what happening in those scenes that you wish you could try. Develop it in your relationship. (A love scene in the park – try your back yard or deck.) New places can always add a thrill to the mix.
  3. Talk about it – the more you think or talk about sex the more you begin to see the potential of enjoying yourself.
  4. Be adventurous – buy sexy underwear, go commando, visit an adult toy shop, do things that open your mind to new ideas. No one says you have to try them but at least let your mind toy with the idea.

Hopefully, one of these suggestions will provide you with a way to increase the element of fun in your sex life. Then you can discover the joy of playing with your partner both in and out of bed.