Thursday, August 21, 2014

Art of Redemption Teasers

 Early release August 24, 2014! Coming very soon to Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, and iBooks. 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Art of Redemption Early Release!



New release day set for The Art of D/s prequel, The Art of Redemption. 

Coming 8.24.14. 




For Isabel, art was her saving grace and redemption from a life of abuse and cruel words. Having escaped her father's iron fist and making her way in a strange city, she finds herself alone, going from empty relationship to unfulfilling relationship. Bored with conventional sex, creativity becomes the outlet for her secret desires. Introverted, self-critical yet spirited, she yearns for love, acceptance and control.

For Dylan, the answer to his control issues and sadistic fantasies was waiting for him within the walls of the Dark Asylum in the form of an acronym - BDSM. His redemption from his overwhelming guilt and sadness over the loss of his parents was discovering the escapism of art. Feeling undeserving of happiness, he delves into the art world and BDSM with voracious passion. As he concentrates on mastering his knowledge in all things art, he also sets about honing his Dominant skills while training new submissives, never wanting anything more than brief physical encounters. 

This prequel explores Dylan and Isa's pasts and the people who crossed their paths and became integral parts of their lives. This is the journey that led them to the fated Studio 210 gallery show where Dylan first caught glimpse of the erotic paintings that spoke to him, leading him to find the love of his life, his soul mate and his own little artist with a hidden dominant streak - Mistress Isabel. The very same night that forever changed Isabel's future, leading her to the man who would capture her heart, Dominate her world, and ultimately give her complete control.



On August 24th, I'll be hosting an all day event to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Art of Redemption. There will be loads of giveaways with prizes including a Kindle, Amazon gift card, ebooks, paperbacks, Coach bag, Juicy Couture & Victoria's Secret items, and tons more. 





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Return to Grace Street Cover Reveal



This was seriously the most difficult decision I've ever had to make regarding a cover image. Due to my original image being used on so many other books, it was decided to change it. I narrowed it down to two images, but the poll didn't help much as it essentially ended up being a tie. Though it did tell me that both the covers were going to be accepted. Thanks to everyone who voted!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Crossroads by Dylan Cross

Crossroads a collection by Dylan Cross


Crossroads is the second story collection by Dylan Cross, one of the masters of the “edge erotica” genre. If you’re looking for a touchy-feely romantic storyline, this isn’t it.
In “Secretary’s Day,” a sexy but naive secretary gets “help” from her boss with her financial problems, but the payment plan may be more than she bargained for.
“Amanda’s Road Trip” follows the co
ntinuing tale of the hapless blackmailed housewife from “Amanda’s Descent”… as this time, her tormenter enjoys her in, on and around her car.
In “Closure,” Kevin and his ex-girlfriend’s breakup wasn’t exactly under the best of terms, but Sami is eager to do whatever it takes to set things straight. The fact that Kevin is now happily married won’t slow her down either…
These stories, plus several thrilling and chilling shorts, will make for a sizzling bedtime read!
Get the book today: Dylan’s official page to get your copy of Crossroads.
As a special bonus…
Crossroads includes the story Amanda’s Road Trip, which continues the misadventures of the hapless heroine from Amanda’s Descent…

About the author
Dylan Cross is an independent author of erotica. His titles include Fair TradeAmanda’s Descentand Back to School. Cross is a former Marine and software developer, and is a founding member of the Erotic Authors Guild. He can also be found online at www.dontcrossdylan.com.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Return to Grace Street Excerpt

Return to Grace Street by Ella Dominguez
The photo is of Leo Rico. (I do not own the rights to this photo.) He's been my inspiration for Victor since day one.

Excerpt
Victor’s muscular body leaned back into the vinyl as his index finger made lazy circles on the tabletop, and Elsa was suddenly hit with déjà vu. While his hard gaze sent her a silent message, she felt the same damned attraction for him she felt over a year ago. What the hell was wrong with her? He had hurt her beyond repair and yet, she was still captivated by him. Disgusted and angry, too, but… fascinated. He was still harboring his secrets and despite having forced herself to move past him and the damage he had inflicted on her, those untold secrets haunted her more than ever.
"You hardly know Nathan and you're marrying him. It’s obvious, at least to me, that you’re settling for someone your heart doesn’t have an investment in.”
Investment. There it was again. That dreaded word that flooded her with unwanted memories of their time together. Her brown eyes narrowed down to slits. He had a helluva lot of nerve making a statement like that.
"Why don't you direct those keen observation skills onto yourself and get your own shit together before you tell me how to live my life, Mr. Black," she emphasized his preferred title.
With staid calmness, his sparkling irises focused on her mouth. "I know you think what I did to you was harsh, and I'll admit that many of my methods were severe, but you can't deny that what I put you through didn’t make you stronger."
Elsa’s mouth parted in horror. The fucking nerve. "Harsh?” she hissed. “You were more than that and you damn well know it. You didn't make me stronger; you made me bitter and afraid to love again,” she whispered contemptuously as she leaned across the table, ready to lunge at him and slap his perfectly chiseled jawline.
Some indecipherable emotion flashed across his face. Regret? Shame? Hurt? No… Elsa reminded herself that it was more likely satisfaction that he was feeling having put her through everything he did.
"You fell in love easily enough with Nathan. So much so that you're willing to take his name,” he casually pointed out.
Gathering her wits, she crossed her arms over her chest and glared at him. "I care deeply for Nathan, but what I feel for him isn't love. I doubt I'll ever be able to l feel that emotion again."
His left brow shot up. "Then I was right. You are settling.”
"No, I'm accepting; accepting that this is as good as it’s ever going to get for me."
"You deserve better."
"You're in no position to determine what’s best for me." It was as if no time had passed between them and this conversation was just as pointless as all the rest had been. Why did he show up anyway? To remind her what a failure she was? How stupid she had been to trust him? She did enough of that herself. Irritated, she stood to leave but felt his warm fingers wrap around her wrist, halting her.
"Sit."
God, his touch… so controlling… so devastating. Her knees threatened to buckle beneath her from his growled command but she forbade it. She closed her eyes, hoping this was all just an awful hallucination and prayed that when she opened her eyes, he would be gone. This couldn't be happening. Not again. What little shards were left of her heart couldn’t withstand Mr. Black’s wrath.
Snatching her wrist away, she moved out of his reach. "This is all a little too familiar only this time I know the outcome."
"Elsa... Please." The gritty, desperate quality of Victor’s voice and his eyes, the color of moss, pleaded with her, sending her brain spiraling.
Quickly his face emptied of all emotion with only his stone cold mask staring back at her. With his composure back in check, the heat of anger darkened his eyes to ebony and his voice deepened and changed. Mr. Black was back. Unconsciously she cringed as she recalled the sting of leather on her back. He had scarred her, not only physically, but mentally. Mr. Black’s actions of that last horrible day with him would be forever emblazoned on the skin over her shoulder blades and seared into her psyche.
“If you don’t say yes, I can and will make you play.”

Copyright Ella Dominguez, 2014
This excerpt cannot be distributed in any form without strict written permission



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Blog Tour Guest Appearance: Thicker Than Water by Kim Mullican

Thicker Than Water

Blood may be thicker than water, but family isn’t necessarily who you’re related to. In this suspenseful mystery with a romantic twist, we follow Private Investigator Michelle Mott on her most exciting case to date.


Wisecracking Mott has been a loner since her parents died. When Daniel Cardinale walks into her office with her most interesting case yet, his world threatens to turn hers upside down. He needs her to find out who is sending him anonymous money and what the truth is behind his dead fiancé’s demise. If his case weren’t complicating her life enough, local crime lord Gino Salito has taken an interest in Mott.


Mott’s empty life begins to fill up with an unexpected and rag-tag group of people, and she’s afraid her dangerous life will take them away, leaving her alone once again.


In truth, it’s Mott’s life that may be the one at risk. She’ll have to hope that blood isn’t always thicker than water.


Author Bio
Kim Mullican was born in Northwest Indiana, where she was raised on the family farm. She attended International Business College in Fort Wayne before continuing on at Indiana Wesleyan University.


When she’s not writing, she’s probably cooking a meal for her rather large family. An assortment of children and pets keep her on her toes.


On the rare chance she and Mr. Mullican can pull away, you can find them on a quiet body of water, fishing poles in hand.


She’s a cross-genre writer delving into crime fiction, PNR, mystery and suspense.




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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Twenty-One by Jake Malden

Twenty-One by Jake Malden

It’s Brooke’s twenty-first birthday and she’s celebrating at a hot Manhattan night spot. But when her bitchy friend Kimber throws down a coming-of-age gauntlet, she feels obliged to take it up – to hit on the ‘James Bond type’ at the bar. He’s a businessman from London, England, named Gavin McClain – and Brooke has no clue as to the kind of man with whom she’s tangling. Will the evening turn into a scary rite of passage, or will it be the sexy night of her young life? The answer is quite possibly … both.

Excerpt
His palm flexed to envelope the side of her face and he’d put his lips on hers before she’d had time to react. She could taste the Scotch, fresh and sour on his tongue, and his aftershave was sharp in her nostrils. The kiss was firm, slow and rhythmic, drawing from her a full-mouthed response as her scared body melted into his Armani-wrapped frame. His restrained hunger absorbed her senses and blotted out all sensible thought till his mouth broke from hers.

“I think,” he told her, fingers still caressing her face, “that that was a good-girl kiss. Very pleasant, but good-girl nonetheless.”

Her response was instinctive. She hadn’t set out on her birthday evening to be labelled a ‘good-girl’. Gripping his face with both hands she kissed his hard mouth, plunging her tongue and lapping at his, her body pressing close and the taxi guy look all he damn well like. Her heart-rate surged from her boldness with this great strong man. When she let him go she was panting with the rush, but bit her bottom lip to disguise it. “What about that one?”

“Definite bad-girl potential,” he said, voice heavy with approval. “Tell me, Brooke, what’s the baddest thing you’ve ever done?”


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Author Bio
Jake Malden is a freelance journalist and writer based in London. He has been experimenting with erotica both on the page and off for some years and has a growing number of titles available. His interests, aside from the staringly obvious, are theatre, cinema, literature, fitness-training and travel (particularly back to his native Ireland). He is an enthusiast of juicing, in every possible sense.


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