Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Naughty and Nice Blog Hop

Happy Release!!!!

’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.
ROOM AT THE INN by Ruthie Knox
Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls, but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father, he must face all the people he left behind . . . like Julie Long, whose heart he broke once upon a time. Now the proprietor of the local inn, Julie is a successful, seductive, independent woman—everything that Carson’s looking for. But despite several steamy encounters under the mistletoe, Julie refuses to believe in happily ever after. Now Carson must prove to Julie that he’s back for good—and that he wants her in his life for all the holidays to come.
Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous, in love, and prepared to elope the day after Christmas—that is, if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans. After all, Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy. Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past—all she cares about is living in the here and now. But after Maddy’s mother stops speaking to her in protest, and a Christmas Eve heart-to-heart with her father leaves her with butterflies, Maddy starts to get cold feet. She loves Billy, but is she taking this big step too soon?
After being jilted by her fiancé, Jane Merriweather turns to her dear childhood friend, the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh, for support—and unlocks the smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart. Frightened by his newfound feelings, Lucas flees to Scotland. But when the Christmas season brings them together again, one glance is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning. If Lucas can convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow, they’ll turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affair.

The prizes are as follows & Random House will be responsible for the giveaway – easy for you!
Prizes - R@R is giving away (must be 18 or older to participate):
·  15 Net Galley Preview copy winners of Naughty & Nice +
·  5 ABOUT LAST NIGHT paper giveaways (US only) +
·  Grand Prize of $15 Gift Certificate to eRetailer of choice!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sharing my favorite Romance Giveaway Hop

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Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop was organized by Reading Romances!

Today I am talking about my favorite reads. Well, I will start off by just saying Lorelei James Rough Riders. This is one of my all time favorite series. They are hot, intense, and incredibly well written. Not to mention they all have incredible HOT cowboy lovin'. The family dynamics are so amazing that it makes you want to head over to Wyoming and meet them. Once you pick up the first one, you will want to read the rest.  The first book in the series is Long Hard Ride and I really hope you try it out. 

I am offering up a signed copy of Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James to one commenter below. U.S. Only. This is book #10 and you will want to read the rest first. All you have to do is comment below and tell me if you have read any of these books. Don't forget to leave your email with your comment!  

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Need Me by Cari Quinn Blog Tour

I am happy to welcome Author Cari Quinn to Romance Book Craze today.  Below I have an interview with the characters in her book Need Me. I hope you enjoy!


Book three in the Unveiled series.

Some needs are so hot it takes more than one man to fulfill them.

Marcia Daly’s been dating her younger boyfriend Tony for years. They have a great relationship, so why can’t she stop fantasizing about sleeping with his best friend, Cale? As much as she cares about Tony, the idea of a threesome intrigues her. Though she’s not sure how to broach the subject, her decision to write a sex advice book gives her the perfect opportunity to explore her wildest fantasies.

Tony’s falling in love with Marcia and wants to give her an amazing gift she’ll never forget before he asks for a commitment. Sharing her with his best friend at Kink, a local sex club, turns him on more than he would have guessed. One sizzling night soon turns into two. But when the threesome tests their relationship, Tony wonders if Marcia will ever let down her guard enough to trust his feelings for her…or to finally give in to her own.

R-Rated Excerpt:

“Guess what:”

He laughed in that sexy baritone that never failed to make her breasts sit up and take notice. “You’re naked and wet and planning on meeting me at the door.”

“Which door? Yours? Mine?”

“Actually, swing by Cale’s tonight. I’m heading up there after I get done at Kel and Spencer’s.”

“Up and Cale. Now those are two words that rarely go together.”

“Funny girl. If you show up naked, we know he’ll be up for plenty.”

She frowned. There Tony went again with the jokes about Cale wanting her. They seemed to pop up pretty often lately. Sometimes she wondered if there was more truth behind his teasing than he was letting on. As lifelong best friends, Cale and tony shared everything. Did that extend to women too?

Thoughtfully she glanced at her notepad. She’d already begun to formulate ideas about topics she would cover in her book. So far the plan was to write an advice guide for women looking to reclaim their sexuality in whatever form they chose. She’d explore all lifestyles and most of the major kinds in juicy depth.

Except there were gaps in her knowledge. Back in college, she experimented with girls a couple of times, so that aspect was covered. She’d oft enjoyed the benefits of having a lover younger than her by almost a decade. But orgies? Nope. BDSM or fetishes? Other than Tony spanking her now and then when he was feeling frisky, uh uh. Voyeurism sex? Another big fat no. She’d never even been to Kink, and that place was also popular among the non-kinky set for its bar and dance club. Her seemingly straitlaced brother Spence had hooked up with his girlfriend there, for God’s sake.

She didn’t intend to try everything herself. There was no need, when she could do research on the net like the next Jane. But some things were definitely doable.

Like a threesome. She’d been curious about having a ménage even before she’d met Tony and Cale. Unfortunately the opportunity had never presented itself.

Was it presenting itself now?

Now that she’d had this stroke of inspiration to write a book, she wanted her sex manual to be comprehensive. Even if she didn’t make much money, she’d have done something useful with her life, something a little shocking. She’d leave a mark that was all hers. Her brainchild, her creation.

It wasn’t as if she be having a legacy of children so she wanted this book to be amazing. To make sure it was, she’d have to do the ahem, legwork to explore some of the possibilities her readership might be curious about. In a way, she’d be doing a public service she’d just happen to be paid for-please God-both monetarily and in orgasms.

Which brought her full circle to a ménage. Cale was hot. Undoubtedly. His frequent bed partners proved he had more than good looks as well. Despite his often irreverent sense of humor, Cale was as serious as Tony was carefree. He also happened to be a bit fickle. Though she couldn’t quibble about a man’s choices when she already had one guy and was angling how to get two.

“Marsh? You alive over there?”

Did she dare? She didn’t want to drive her lover away, even in the name of research/

Forget research. She was horny and Cale was delicious. And charming. And so very male that just one look in his ice-blue eyes was usually enough to wet her panties.

Now for the Interview... 

Tony’s Questions 

1) What scared you the most when you met Marcia?
Besides her being incredibly gorgeous? She has such a strong personality. A guy’s gotta bring his A-game every time with her or she’ll eat him alive. Although there are worse things…

2) Besides the obvious…why Cale? 

He’s my closest friend. The only way I’d let a guy near Marcia is if I trusted him with my life, and Cale’s the only one who qualifies.

3) Knowing that you weren’t into the whole threesome/Kink scene, why did you go in the first place? And don’t say, it was for Marcia.  
What, a guy can’t do what his lady likes? While that did play a big part, I guess I was curious. I definitely didn’t think anything was lacking in our sex life, but sometimes you wonder if your woman feels the same. Yeah, I was curious. So sue me. ;)

4) What is it truly about Marcia that makes you think that she is the one for you?

Her brain turns me on. No, really. She’s open to anything, and even the things she’s not sure of it at first, she turns over and over like a Rubik’s cube until she can make sense of them. She’s loyal and funny and honest and she makes me feel like more of a man with her than I could ever be without her. Guess I sound like a guy in love, huh?

5) At the end of the story, what do you think of the final scene with Cale?

I think I picked a really great best friend and an equally amazing girlfriend. Seriously, she’s writing a sex advice book. And you know that can only mean lots of research time for me!

6) What’s going on now with you and Marcia?
We’re a work-in-progress. I’m not going to say there are never bumps in the road, but the road itself is solid. And yeah, that sex advice book? Made of total WIN.

Roundtable with Tony, Marcia and Cale Questions:

1. Now that you’ve had your threesome, what do you think it did for the relationship that you have as friends now? Meaning…it is weird and Cale, please stop touching Marcia.
Tony: It wasn’t weird while we were doing it – we were kinda busy and all, you know? – but afterward, yeah, THAT was weird. At least when we got to the second night.

Marcia: The first night was fine. If Tony hadn’t suggested the second night…

Cale: *winks at Marcia* Exactly right, Blondie. It’s all his fault.

Tony: Except you were the one who mentioned the second night to me, jerk.

Cale: Next question. 

2. Describe your own personal feelings about Kink and what you saw there? Marcia you are the more adventurous of the bunch but you still had issues with Kink? Why?

Tony: Way too many guys. I saw more junk that night than I ever wanted to.

Marcia: *wrinkles nose* I like cherries jubilee ice cream. It’s one of my favorites. But if I gorge on it and eat it at every meal for a week, I’ll never want to see ice cream again. Know what I mean?

Cale: *leans back and stretches out his legs* It all worked for me. What’s not to like? Sex is one of the best things going, and sex with hot, anonymous strangers? Sign me up.

3. In the final scene at Kink, will we ever find out what you, Tony and Cale said to each other? BTW, that scene floored me. Did not see it coming and can’t wait to see if it will play out…
Tony: No. That night is over. It’s Cale’s mess to clean up now, and Marcia and me are out of it. Right, babe?

Marcia: *snuggling closer to Tony* We’re way out of it.

Cale: I didn’t see it coming either. And I’m still not sure what I’m going to do about it. Guess I’ll have to tease you all and tell you to read my upcoming book…assuming I clue Cari in enough to be able to write it. J

4. The sex between the three of yall was hot and I needed a towel to wipe the sweat from my brow, but honestly Tony, did you ever think that you would share? And why at Kink? Couldn’t this have happened at someone’s house?

Cale: He would’ve loved to do it at someone’s house instead. But my man Tony’s all about pleasing his woman, and when Marcia has an itch, he makes sure she gets scratched.

Marcia: *shrugging* It gave me more fodder for my book. I got off. Win-win. And yes, I was curious. Of course I was. Everyone in freaking town’s been to that club and I wantd to know what it was like.

Tony: I’m just a vessel for Marcia’s pleasure.

Marcia: *snort* Then how come I’m the one who got filled up?

5. I know all about Kink and I had my reservations with Spencer and Kelly’s time at Kink, so for the uneducated/truly prudish crowd, each of you describe it. What you like about it, and what your kink is.

Marcia: Spencer’s another reason I went. I’ll be damned if my brother’s more out there sexually than I am. If someone as seemingly repressed as my little brother can deal with it, so can I. Not that I’m planning on going back to Kink again—ever—but I can check it off my list as a wild experience I enjoyed once.

My kink is free expression. I want to do it all, whenever and wherever with a willing partner who’ll share control with me. I want Tony.

Tony: *smiling* See, she can be so sweet. As for me? I’m not into Kink. Only one of us was, and you’d have to ask Tall, Dark and Dickly why it works for him.

Cale: *grins* Feeling inadequate again, bro? Yeah, I liked Kink. It’s right up my alley. I don’t like hiding who I am, and there I don’t have to. I’ll be going back, you can count on it. What’s my kink? *scratches chin* I think it’d be easier to say what isn’t.

6. Marcia, now that you have had your fantasy and know what you want in life, will you ever finish the damn book?

Marcia: *winks* Guess you’ll have to read the next installment of the Unveiled series to find out.

Contest Time!

US winner: Scarecrow Candle Holder and Pumpkin votive candle, a Cari Quinn pen and magnet, and ebook set of Reveal Me and Provoke Me, books 1 & 2 in the Unveiled series.

International winner: $5 GC to either B&N, Amazon or Book Depository and an ebook set of Reveal Me and Provoke Me.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Coming Soon!


The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at a mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn't seem to work until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish...

Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex husband who refuses to

acknowledge his daughter's existence and doesn't provide for the son he does. Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last until her son Ben's kind actions lead a stranger to them.

Ah, but it's Christmas time and the magic has begun.

When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, the stronger their feelings grow.

With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life, now if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.

Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.


Nikki Lynn Barrett is a mother and a wife, and loves all things creative. Writing has been a passion since she was in elementary school. Along with writing, she is a reviewer, blogger, online bookstore owner, photographer and most recently, she went into business with her mom to design jewelry. Nikki currently resides in Phoenix Arizona, where she spends her summers dreaming and wishing she had a swimming pool to float around in, and dodges raindrops as monsoon storms roll in and she's out with her camera. The Secret Santa Wishing Well is her debut book, but look out world, for this will not be the last you hear of her, as she has more stories planned to share with everyone.

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Books I've Read and Enjoyed!

Nauti Boy
Reno's Chance: A Navy Seals Story
Rescue Me
Honk If You Love Real Men: Four Tales of Erotic Romance
Long Hard Ride
Wild Card
Dangerous Games
Hidden Agendas
Killer Secrets
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Loving Lies
Cowgirl Up and Ride
Tied Up, Tied Down
Rough, Raw, and Ready
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet
Branded as Trouble
All Jacked Up

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