Some Like it Hot: Erotic Picks

With Valentine’s Day in February, I thought it would be fitting this month to share some favorite erotic novels that are more romantic than my usual selections. Each of these books is a bit longer and contains more story and character development than traditional erotica, but also has scenes that are far more graphic than what is typically found in romance novels.
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Club Sin: A Series Primer

I’m not going to lie: any book that sells itself as “Perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey,” or “If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll love this” automatically makes me lower my expectations. However, whether you love or hate that trilogy, it’s undeniable that it made erotic romance -- specifically BDSM-themed books -- very popular. Club Sin is very different from that trilogy.

Some Like It Hot: Erotica Roundup

With the new year just around the corner, I’ve got a list of extremely hot short story collections to get 2015 off to a steamy start. Be forewarned: these stories are not for the faint of heart!

SOME LIKE IT HOT: Erotica Picks

This month I’m highlighting what I would call “literary” erotica. To some, that may sound like a paradox. However, sometimes the complex story an author wants to tell simply calls for more sex than is typically found in mainstream novels. I think you’ll find that the novels I’m sharing with you this month have more depth that the typical erotic story.

Some Like it Hot: Erotica Picks

With Halloween right around the corner, I decided to partake in the festivities by bringing you my favorite paranormal erotica. Each of these erotic tales features sexual encounters with the supernatural.   She Craves the Satyr: Villa by Celia Dunroy While I have a soft spot for paranormal erotica, I was especially impressed with the seamless mixture of moments that Celia wove throughout this short. There were raunchy moments that made me tingle, intimate moments that melted my heart, and moments of discovery (both literal and emotional) that kept me intrigued. I genuinely appreciated the flow of this story and how it tapped into many levels of the human psyche.       Moan for Bigfoot by Virginia Wade Wade does an excellent job of “easing” her readers into her story by starting off with… Continue

The Five Real-Life Rockers Who Make Me Swoon

I never intended to write an eight book series about rock stars, fame and the life of the celebrity. It all started with a novella called Tropical Sin, which starred the world’s greatest rock star, Nick Blackthorne, going through an existential crisis and the two people he helps bring together. But once Nick came to be, he wouldn’t shut up…and then his world consumed me and the Heart of Fame series was born. The series started with Love’s Rhythm, which released back in April 2012, and ends with Blackthorne (available now). In between those two books are six stories that all look at the life of the celebrity, and in four cases, the world of the rock stars. And when you’re writing books about rock stars, you have to turn to the sexiest… Continue

Excerpt: FREED (Club Sin) by Stacey Kennedy

We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from FREED, the new novel in Stacey Kennedy’s BDSM series, Club Sin. This novel follows Mary Schmidt, a woman who’s spent her life a submissive, but only to one man: her now deceased husband and Elliott Foster, the brown-eyed Dom, who may just be the man to get Mary back in the lifestyle… FREED will be available for purchase on November 4, 2014. Freed by Stacey Kennedy (Chapter One Excerpt) by Romance At Random

DIRTY ROWDY THING by Christina Lauren

There is a certain “dirtiness” to the male characters in a Christina Lauren book and I always look forward to seeing just which level of dirtiness the new male lead will have.  Let’s just say, I was definitely not disappointed in Finn Rogers and his expertise with rope.  Well…he is a fisherman after all. Dirty Rowdy Thing brings us the story of Finn Rogers and Harlow Vega.  They met in Vegas, were married for twelve hours, and now find themselves part of this dual trio of best friends.  Finn is the rugged outdoorsman who is often quiet and takes on a heavy burden for his family.  But there is just something about him and Harlow that has him letting go, being more himself.  And that version of Finn is a very dirty, very sexual man. … Continue

Strip Club Confessions

Today novelist Rachel Blaufeld joins us to talk candidly about how going to strip clubs inspired her novels Electrified and Smoldered.   The question I’m asked the most is, “Did you go to strip clubs before, during, or after writing this? Are you going today? Now? Tomorrow?” Friends ask my husband, extended family members question my mother, readers are extremely curious if I have friends who are strippers, and most of my husband’s gang has offered join me in doing research. Okay, are you ready? Cue Drumroll. Yes. The answer is yes. I have in fact been to a number of strip clubs before writing Electrified. While the Electric Tunnel doesn’t really exist and all the characters that work there are fictitious, I don’t think it would be wise to write a book… Continue

Flight of Fancy: Inspiration for ALL MESSED UP

I’ve been travelling a lot the last few years, to conventions and writing retreats, and on vacations. When I’m travelling alone I spend a lot of time in airports people watching and eavesdropping and of course, as a writer, wondering “what if….?” Well, my latest release All Messed up is that story of what if…? Who is that attractive stranger? What if he was attracted to you? What if your flight got cancelled and you had to spend the night in a strange city? What if that stranger seemed to be the one person who understood you better than anyone else? And what happens when your flight leaves the next morning? I had the idea for a story about two strangers who meet in an airport and form a connection a long time ago, but… Continue

SHATTERED BONDS (Wicked Play #7) by Lynda Aicher

Shattered Bonds tells the story of The Den Club Co-Owner Noah Bakker and Liv Delcour, sister to Vanessa Delcour, aka Mistress V another co-owner of the The Den whose story is told in Bonds of Courage (Wicked Play #6) — a book I loved. Shattered Bonds opens with a bang, an event that truly rocks this cast of characters. This is a story that features all the characters in the prior books so I would recommend reading at least some of the stories before this one. (I read Shattered Bonds having only read some of the prior books and I had no issues following the story.) Ms. Aicher did an amazing job taking one event (no, I am not telling you what it is — you need to read the book!) and using it as… Continue
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DESIRED Sneak Peek #3

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! It’s release day for DESIRED, the third CLUB SIN book. There are no words to possibly explain how excited I am for DESIRED to hit the e-reader shelves. It’s felt like a long journey for me and seemed to take forever to get here. I had been waiting to write DESIRED since CLAIMED. Now that it’s release day, I’m over the moon to share Kyler with you. He is by far my favorite Dom in the entire CLUB SIN series – though, Porter is slowly winning me over as I’m currently writing TAMED – but don’t tell Kyler that. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and I really do hope you enjoy him as much as I have. Today we’re revealing Chapter 3… Continue

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy Tour, Your CLUB SIN Party Invite, and Giveaways!

It’s time for you to return to Club Sin! Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat with DESIRED, the third book in her irresistibly sexy series.   JOIN THE CLUB! JULY 22 – DESIRED Facebook Launch Party – Visit Stacey’s Facebook event page for a chance to win the swag featured below!   TOUR DATES   July 21– Romance at Random July 22 – Romance Addict Book Blog July 23 – Cocktails and Books July 24 – Steamy Guys After Dark July 25 – Turning Pages at Midnight   July 28 – Wendy Dawn’s Wicked World July 29 – Smutty Kitty July 30 – My Book Addiction and More July 31 – Manga Maniac Café August 1  – Girly Girl Book Reviews   August 4 – Tattooed Book Review August 6 – Tome Tender August… Continue
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DESIRED Sneak Peek #2

I’m thrilled to be back and revealing Chapter 2 of DESIRED, coming July 22nd. If you missed last week’s reveal of Chapter 1, you can find it here – We left off with Kyler and Ella just meeting…and it so sweet and sexy, of course. Would we expect anything else from a CLUB SIN Master? Now our darling Ella is about to realize that not only is the Dom, Kyler off-the-charts hot, but he has decided to focus all that sexy energy entirely on her. Can you imagine? Yes, I’m drooling with you!! Kyler has a few obstacles in his way, of course the biggest being that Ella is a hundred percent vanilla. Though a Dom wouldn’t be a good Dom if he didn’t have a few tricks up his sleeve to… Continue
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DESIRED: Sneak Peek

July 22nd is nearly here, which means so is DESIRED, the third book in the Club Sin series. YAH! Anyone who follows me on social media knows that I have a huge crush on Kyler, the hero from DESIRED. He has been my favorite Dom since day one. I really don’t know what it is about him that has me swooning. Maybe, it’s his playful, yet dominant personality. Perhaps it’s that he knows how to use a flogger, but also understands when a woman needs to be held. Oh, and did I mention he’s a cop? I think it’s safe to say there are a lot of reasons why I adore this hero. We’ve got a special treat for you today and are revealing the first chapter of DESIRED – squee! By far, DESIRED was the… Continue

Group Sex: The Art of the Erotic Romance Anthology

Writing is usually a solitary endeavor. Just you, your computer and those people in your head who won’t shut up. Some days, those people are good to you. Some days, you want to pull your hair out trying to get them to talk. And then when you send your finished baby out into the world, all that pressure for success rests squarely on your shoulders. But wait, there’s another option: Rope your friends into writing an anthology! Now, you have three other people to share the crazy with you. And that’s how ONE NIGHT ONLY… came to be. I have to say, the idea wasn’t really mine. In November 2012, Olivia Cunning invited me to an original anthology with her, Cherrie Lynn, Cari Quinn and Raven Morris. That one had a Christmas theme, which was… Continue
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NEW Book Trailer for Ruined by Tracy Wolff!

Check out this steamy new trailer for RUINED by Tracy Wolff! Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me will be hooked on Ruined, an electrifying journey of emotional and sexual discovery that pushes two damaged souls to their breaking point—and beyond.

Praise for Ruined
“Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages, and she proves it again in Ruined. If you’re looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner “Fall in love under the spell of a master. Tracy Wolff knows how to keep you panting for more and utterly satisfied all at once.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Beth Kery “Heat sizzles off the page and the oh-so-sexy Ethan Frost will make you swoon!”—… Continue

The Professional, Part Two by Kresley Cole

The Professional, Part 2 by Kresley Cole January 6, 2014 Pocket Star Graduate student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of wealth, wanton pleasure, and extreme danger… I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series. I understood the characters’ motivations better, the action was streamlined, and the sex scenes could thaw the Polar Vortex. Seriously, among the hottest I’ve ever read. We pick up right where we left off in book one, with Natalie and Sevastyan in the sauna. If you recall from book one, there is one big catch to their consummating their relationship: Once they have sex, they are bound together for life. Those are the… Continue

The Professional, Part 1 by Kresley Cole

Pocket Star/December 16, 2014 ARE YOU READY TO PLAY? A scorching new erotica series about a young woman desperate to uncover the mysteries of her past and the hitman bound to protect her. From an opulent palace in Russian, to the wicked playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, to the sultry beaches of Spain, the two lovers will discover that even their most intimate—and forbidden—fantasies can come true… The plot set-up in this novel is the stuff prime time dramas are made of, and I mean that in the best possible way: A young, hard-working college student searches for her long-lost Russian parents who put her up for adoption, and gets way more than she bargained for when a Russian hit man shows up to take her back to the Motherland. Natalie is a feisty,… Continue

Unrestrained by Joey H. Hill

Just when I thought I was maxed out on BDSM erotica, I was enticed back in by Unrestrained, the story of a widow and the retired Navy SEAL who rocks her world. I’m a fan of erotic novels featuring older heroines, and Athena Summers is a classy, accomplished woman in her forties with her own wealth and status to boot. Another plus: Athena enjoyed a fulfilling, adventurous sex life before meeting the hero of the novel. Athena was married for twenty years, and it had been her late husband’s idea to take their play out of the bedroom and into a BDSM club called Club Release. Athena and Roy enjoyed a very rewarding erotic life at the club, where she made a name for herself as a skilled Domme. But in the two years… Continue


This week we’re giving away 10 copies of A MILLION DIRTY SECRETS by C. L. Parker, a wickedly erotic new novel of innocence, desire, and unbridled pleasure. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win an eGalley of CLAIMED!

This week we’re doing something a little different. We’re giving away 10 NetGalley copies of CLAIMED, a novel of erotic discovery and forbidden desire that goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey, and it is the first book in the steamy new Club Sin Series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of COMPLETE ME!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of COMPLETE ME, the third book in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy including Release Me and Claim Me. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

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

The “S.E.C.R.E.T.” is out.

Have you heard about S.E.C.R.E.T.? Everyone has their secrets, fantasies and desires – some that they can hardly admit to themselves. In L. Marie Adeline’s scintillating novel readers discover what happens when one woman embraces those fantasies and brings them to life.

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of RELEASE ME by J. Kenner!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of RELEASE ME by J. Kenner, an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!