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Chatting with Jack and Jasinda Wilder About Love, Books, and Beta

Jasinda Wilder brought sexy back for women of a certain size in her bestselling Big Girls Do It series. She cracked open our hearts with the emotional, poignant, and gut wrenching love story in Falling Into You. She gave us a good girl with a big problem, a hot movie to help, in Stripped. And she made us all feel the heat--the searing, lusty, jump-your-man, sexual kind--in Alpha. Her newest book, Beta, is a sequel that promises to take us on a hot, sexy, thrilling mystery ride with one of our favorite dominant males, Valentine Roth.
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FREED (Club Sin #3.5) by Stacey Kennedy

Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master’s touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny. Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for—a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary’s lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the Continue
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Cover Reveal: FEVER by Jamie K. Schmidt

If you love fashion and escapism, you’ve got to get in on Jamie K. Schmidt’s Club Inferno series. There are sexy clothes and sexier BDSM action, not to mention the hot studs that frequent the place. Oh, look, there’s one below on the FEVER cover!  Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You will savor a visit to Club Inferno, the erotic playground where glitz and glamour mix with leather and whips.
 
Deep in the shadows of her exclusive fashion resort, Couture, Colleen Bryant presides over a much more intimate world: Club Inferno. The successful businesswoman and sex instructor has built an empire that caters to the BDSM elite, but now she finds herself longing for something a bit more ordinary: a man to love. She’s not sure how to find someone… Continue
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Club Hopping: Jamie K. Schmidt’s Favorite Clubs

Summer is over and it’s back to the routine of school and autumn days.  I can look back fondly at all the beach parties and cook outs with friends and family.  Thankfully, there will always be night clubs that let us have some rowdy fun indoors once the weather turns chilly.  Here are some of my favorite bars and clubs:
  • The Adventurer’s Club – Downtown Disney, Orlando FL.
  • Unfortunately, this club closed in 2008 and lives on only in my memory.  But I remember with glee sitting on the bar stool that veeeeery slowly lowered and raised and drinking rum punch from a plastic monkey’s head.  Congaloosh! 2.  Minus 5° Ice Bar – Las Vegas, NV The temperature is set at a balmy negative five degrees Fahrenheit.  You have to wear gloves, a fur… Continue
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    From Contemporary to Erotic Romance: One Writer’s Journey

    Hi. I’m Carly Phillips and I’m best known for writing small town romance. Hot small town romance with emotional connections between the characters and a connected journey to the hero and heroine’s happily ever after. Now I also write erotic romance.  There. I said it. I’ve been skirting the actual line in interviews and descriptions of my work but with DARE TO SUBMIT, there’s no doubt. I went there. For many people (I think my own mother included), the question is why. Why change things? What people don’t realize is that this was not an overnight change. I started out in publishing in 1999 with Brazen, my first Harlequin Temptation BLAZE, their hottest line. I went on to write a total of 8 Harlequin Blaze books, including a launch for the new longer Blaze line.… Continue
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    Cecilia Tan’s Top Five List for SLOW SATISFACTION

    This week brings the third book in Cecilia Tan’s Struck by Lightening series. In SLOW SATISFACTION, James has finally pushed Karina beyond her limit—not her limit for kinky sex play, but for his extreme secrecy. She has had enough and breaks things off. But James won’t give up on Karina and will do whatever it takes to get her back. He’s ready to share his deepest, darkest secrets, but is Karina ready to hear them? James offers Karina not only the truth but a place at his side… onstage. He wants Karina to star in his final musical production and enter his life and his world fully and completely. As the two work together, they rekindle the trust and love they’d lost. But James’s world is full of deceit. When he is blackmailed by an unscrupulous… Continue
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    LONGING (Club Inferno #2) by Jamie K. Schmidt

    The term “erotic romance” perfectly encapsulates what it contains-a blend of compelling story with very sensual, hot sex scenes. As engaging as the story is in LONGING, the second installment in Jamie K. Schmidt’s Club Inferno series, I have to admit that I couldn’t wait to get to the sex scenes, especially when the heroine, Anya Litton, says things like this when talking about her boyfriend, Clint Reyes, a Dom and a stripper: “Let’s see…I could give up amazing sex with a hot Dominant stripper sex god who worships me and wants me in his life for a rich Italian count who dumped me because his mommy told him to. Decisions, decisions. Money doesn’t mean sh*t. I’m staying with Clint.” Anya is an actress and aspiring fashion designer who’s always been attracted to Clint when… Continue
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    IGNITED by J. Kenner

    IGNITED is the third book in the Marked Men series, about a three powerful men, known as the Knights, and the women that manage to do what no other could.  This last book focuses on Cole, artist, Dom, and a man who still flirts with the wrong side of the law and his obsession with Kat. I did not read the first two books in the series, but it didn’t matter: The author does a great job of ensuring readers understand the underlying current of want between Cole and Kat. Both have been somewhat obsessed with the other, but reluctant to do anything with their feelings. Kat, because she feared a dynamic shift in their little group; Cole, because he wasn’t sure Kat was accepting of his needs as a Dom. They get over their… Continue
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    Why I Write BDSM

    Chances are, if you ever meet me, you’ll find out pretty quickly that I’m an open book. I also don’t hide what I write. Well, unless I’m talking to people I went to seminary with and then—do you blame me? So, pretty much everyone in my life knows that I write BDSM fiction. Yes, my parents and grandmother are aware of it. They just don’t want to talk about it. I often joke and tell people in my day-to-day life they aren’t old enough to read my books yet, which gets a few laughs. Every now and then, someone is curious enough to ask me the real question. Why do you write kink? To be honest, at first I did it just because I was curious. I wanted to know if I could write what… Continue
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    Talking INSIDE OUT with Lisa Renee Jones

    Deep secrets, dark eroticism, forbidden sex, romantic suspense, hot alpha men, and an extremely well-crafted story are some of the elements that attracted readers to Lisa Renee Jones’ bestselling “Inside Out” series and have kept them there for three steamy books and seven novellas—thus far. Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the fourth full-length novel, No In Between, publishing today. The story begins in the San Francisco art world, and revolves around darkly erotic journals found in an abandoned storage unit.  A high school teacher is left with the task of clearing the unit for a friend and becomes obsessed with reading the intimate details of another woman’s life. Concerned about the woman’s well-being, she sets out to find out what happened and in the process assumes the other woman’s… Continue
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    Getting BREATHLESS FOR HIM with Sofia Tate

    Sofia Tate joins us today to talk about her Forever Yours debut, BREATHLESS FOR HIM. (If that cover doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what will.)The story: As a gifted opera singer, Allegra Orsini’s only obsession is music-until she meets him. A strikingly handsome and powerful man with a life splashed across the tabloids, Davison Cabot Berkeley isn’t what she expected. He’s unlike the other wealthy patrons who dine at Le Bistro. Davison sees more than just a coat-check girl working her way through grad school. And from the moment he looks at her, those deep green eyes ignite a fire inside Allegra she’s never felt before.  She craves Davison’s touch-his possession-endlessly. Even though every fiber of her being is telling her to stay away, that it’s best for both of them, she can’t. As his Continue
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    GODZILLA—A Surprising Love Story

    When I was a little girl, I watched old-school Godzilla on Ted Turner’s Supersation 17 (or TBS for you real old-timers) in Atlanta, Georgia. I might have just dated myself. Let’s keep that between us, yeah? I remember Godzilla being this big, scary dinosaur/sea/who-knows-what-it-is monster and of course I remember people scattering like ants when he roared. I remember the epic battles with Mothra, Ghidora and King Kong. Death, mass destruction, mayhem—Godzilla was one of the original death-bringers. So when my three teen girls asked me to take them to see the new Godzilla, I was skeptical. I expected more death, mass destruction and mayhem only this time (SPOILER ALERT PEOPLE) Godzilla was a good monster, full of love and caring for the human race—look, I could be stretching that a bit, but bear with me. Bottom line?
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    The Ultimate Book Boyfriend

    Those are six of my book boyfriends that I would gladly give up an evening to spend with. It’s a good thing there’s a lot of these guys to go around otherwise I’d probably have to fight a few people off for someone them. And I’d fight dirty too. Hands off the 998th Lord Commander of the Night Watch, yo’. The ultimate book boyfriend has doesn’t have to be the Alpha Male, but the majority of them are. The best book boyfriends, at least for me, also have to have a code and live by it—even when it’s not convenient or easy for them to do so. I like a hero to have a weakness for the heroine, that bumps up against the lines he has drawn for himself. And that weakness, which we all know is really strength, allows him to become more—better.
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    Cover Reveal – FREED by Stacey Kennedy – You Betcha, More Club Sin!

      It’s finally here – Cover Reveal of Freed by Stacey Kennedy! Ladies, get ready for an emotional read – Club Sin continues with Mary & Elliott’s story. Mary Schmidt’s ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission has passed away. It’s been a few years now and she misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but the pain of his loss is still so deep she cannot imagining developing that kind of love with someone else. Elliott Foster instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for— the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive — now he needs to free her from her past love — not to forget, but to begin anew. OMG – this is so heart-wrenchingly wonderful that you will not be able to put… Continue
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    Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 by Kyra Davis

    Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 February 18/Pocket Star/$1.99 A beautiful young woman is out for revenge—only to find the man she’s targeting has secrets as dangerous as her own, and a passion she cannot resist. Ever since her mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell has been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the head of the powerful Gable family, international bankers who will crush anyone for profit, or amusement. Now she’s determined to take the Gables down—from the inside. Seducing her way into the life—and bed—of the family’s rebellious youngest son, Lander, she figures it should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy the Gables. But Lander turns out to be much more complicated than Bell ever could have imagined. Continue
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    #CoverReveal – Too Much by Lea Griffith

    In Lea Griffith’s Loveswept debut, a novel that’s perfect for erotic romance readers, two lovers who have shared exquisite pain and unforgettable bliss find solace back in each other’s arms. Jeremiah Copeland and Daly Edwards have a history. Even though he grew up a criminal struggling to care for two younger siblings, and she’s the pampered daughter of a power-hungry senator, they formed a bond that nothing could break. Only a lack of trust ripped them apart. Seven years later, Daly has reason to believe that Jeremiah’s brother is in trouble. She reaches out to Jeremiah the only way she knows how: at his BDSM club, The Underground. But one look ignites a heat she thought had cooled forever. As Jeremiah takes control of her body once again, Daly quickly loses control of her… Continue
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    Stacey Kennedy’s BARED blog tour kickoff – A look back at Aidan and Cora in CLAIMED

    This post features mature content and is recommended for adult audiences only. We’re thrilled to kick off Stacey Kennedy’s BARED: Club Sin Blog Tour. Readers of Stacey’s USA Today bestseller, CLAIMED: Club Sin, are familiar with the D/s relationship between Aidan and Cora, and Stacey promises to take you even deeper into their romance in BARED. To reintroduce you to the world of BARED, we wanted to go back to CLAIMED, into a key scene at Club Sin between Cora and Aidan viewed from Cora’s friend Presley’s perspective. If you love this scene, stop by Romance at Random on February 10 to celebrate BARED’s release–and get a special Aidan/Cora surprise from Stacey!  … Continue

    Cops Are the Ultimate Alpha Heroes in Virna DePaul’s New Erotic Series

    Actors aren’t the only ones adept at wearing a professional mask. As a criminal prosecutor, I had mine and I worked with many cops who certainly had theirs. Cool. Calm. Solid and dependable. A cop protects others, so he needs to project all these things. However, many cops give off a sexy vibe without even trying. What is it about a “man in blue” that’s so darn intoxicating? There’s the uniform, sure. The handcuffs. The gun. But there’s also the confidence. The authority. Everyday, cops must overcome dangers that would terrify average citizens. This knowledge naturally lends itself to fantasies of meeting a man who is intuitive enough to know what a woman wants, dominant enough to give it to her despite her own inhibitions and insecurities, and gentle enough to cater to her heart… Continue

    Countdown – 10, 9, 8 . . . . 2, 1 – Release Me! + $25 GC Giveaway!

    Starting tomorrow, I’m counting down the days until Release Me hits the shelves with a page reveal. Two or three pages daily, in order, from the book! I’ll be starting right after the Scribd excerpt that’s already online, so be sure to check it out first. Here’s the Scribd widget. Enjoy! And check back tomorrow for a few more pages! Release Me by J. Kenner (an excerpt) I hope you enjoyed! Come back tomorrow for more!… Continue

    Guest Post & Giveaway – Erotic Romance Tops the Sales Charts by Beth Kery

    Join Beth Kery today & her analysis of why Erotic books are so – – – – hot – enjoy! We all know it’s true, erotic romance is more popular than it’s ever been before. The question is, why? One can’t ask the question without having four words pop into their head: Fifty Shades of Grey. I call E.L. James’ blockbuster bestseller a gateway piece of literature, because it opened up a floodgate for millions to not only the joys of sexy romance, but also to the wonderful experience of reading. Young and old, men and women, housewives and Army colonels are admittedly addicted to this book.… Continue

    Romance Readers Are Asking: What to Read Next After Fifty Shades of Grey

    Our blog today, is based on what to read after you’ve read the series of Fifty Shades of Grey It is thrilling to see the influx of readers into our Romance genre, the question is can we say it is all because of E L James & her Grey series — probably not, but it is still fun to see just the same. Over the last few weeks you all have been testing my bookselling knowledge as I’ve been trying to come up with books for you to read when Grey is done. Never fear, I’ve put my fingers to the keyboard searching for ‘those’ books; I’ve made my mind perform memory-gymnastics trying to recall all of those sexy books that sell so well; and I’ve asked other readers what is hot in Erotica,… Continue

    Fifty Shades of Grey – what do you recommend to read next?


    Here it is! The book that is taking the Romance world by storm!!! So, what do you recommend to readers that have ventured into the romance genre with 50 Shades of Grey . . . . it’s like eating Godiva first and a Hershey bar after . . . everything else is not going to deliver the same level of satisfaction, you know what I mean? A reader asked me this question just the other day, and I came up with a few authors whose stories reached that level of steam: Robin Schone; Bertrice Small; Lora Leigh; and a few others but then I started blanking out — I could not come up with other steamy stories . . . HELP So help me help others — together let’s come up with some other titles Continue