Carly Simmons has lusted after her boss for six months. Throwing caution to the wind while on a business trip in Singapore, she suggests a fling. When Saxon takes her up on her offer, Carly gets far more than the conservative businessman she’s expecting.
Saxon Grant is definitely up for a weekend of red-hot sex, but once he gets his hands on Carly he knows a couple of days will never be enough. Months of wanting her explode into a weekend of tangled sheets and twisted emotions.
And after one wild weekend, these two hearts will never be the same.
Shelli Stevens has a great contest going for her book Take Me. It releases on July 28th from Kensington Aphrodisia. Click HERE to see what Shelli has on offer. I haven’t read the book but I’m hearing great things about it and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Here’s the details to whet your appetite:-
After years as a slave to the pleasures of the powerful, Talia knows how to make a man mad with lust. But her pleasure counts for nothing—until a handsome, ruthless stranger appears. Ryder dares to look at her… to touch her… to awake in her a desire she’s never imagined. When he kidnaps her to learn her secrets, Talia vows not to let her passion take control. But soon she discovers that her captor’s intense gaze and searching hands can perform their own kind of interrogation, a sweet torture she finds impossible to resist…
If you want to read an excerpt go HERE!
Ginny’s thirtieth birthday is shaping up to be the worst ever, until her best friend Ryan takes her to the Way Down Under, a new sex club she’s been dying to visit. Too bad Ryan refuses to let her see anything but the club’s tasteful bar.
Sneaking off to explore, Ginny is busted by Ryan in the Voyeur Room. But instead of taking her home, Ryan intends to teach her a lesson — and immediately commands her to strip. Stunned, Ginny obeys and embarks on a night unlike any other. From shattering orgasms in front of strangers to light bondage, Ginny endures hours of sexual ecstasy, made to succumb again and again to her wildest urges — all by her best friend.
After hiding from Ryan the rest of the weekend — resulting in delicious punishment in his office on Monday — Ginny discovers emotions in their lifelong friendship that may have been there all along. She doesn’t know if she can convince Ryan of the same…but a bit of “sweet” bondage might help.
Can friends become lovers…can lovers remain friends?
A prequel to Ask Adam.
Daniel Tanner’s through with being loved like the proverbial brother. He intends to make his best friend, Amy Morgan, blaze with the same desire he feels for her. The plan? Initiate a series of escapades that will have Amy falling into his arms—and into his bed.
When her trusted buddy suddenly turns up the heat, Amy finds it impossible to resist his sexy advances. But as his best friend, she knows a thing or two about Daniel. While he may be charming and gorgeous, he’s also commitment phobic.
If she trusts her heart to him, she’s sure he’ll leave it—and their friendship—shattered in a million pieces.
This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.
Warning: Contains smoking hot love scenes between two best friends who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other.
Talk about getting your signals crossed…
Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1
Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.
Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.
Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.
Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.
Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…
Warning: Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “talking with your hands”. Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.
One of my CP’s has a new release. I’ve had the pleasure of watching this book evolve and have to say it’s a great story. Devon is a great friend as well as a great CP but most of all she a great author. Go check out her new book, PLAYING FOR KEEPS at The Wild Rose Press – The Wilder Roses. Here’s a snippet of what you can expect.
Pasts are best left behind, hidden deep in your memory—that is where I buried mine. The feel of his hands and mouth on my body, the height of sensuality I reached beneath his touch. I’d fought so hard to forget—how could just the sight of him bring it all back, forcing me to become lost in him? Again.
Years before I had watched him, craved him—a guitarist in a band riding the wave to stardom—my brother’s best friend. On the verge of womanhood, I never dared to reveal how I yearned. Until a cold New Year’s Eve when I offered myself as the woman I’d become, bringing to fruition the deepest of wants. As that night turned, so did my life. Devastatingly so. I never dreamed I’d become another of his one night stands.
Can pasts be exorcised if they come back to haunt you? And when a notorious playboy who broke your heart offers you his…how do you know if he’s playing for keeps?
Don’t forget to check out her other book Addicted.
Kate is blindsided when her husband cleans out their house and bank account before skipping town with another woman. Desperate to get out of her sister’s apartment, Kate jumps at the chance to help Rick and Wes, DEA agents whose latest case finds them in urgent need of a house-sitter.
Taking care of the old farmhouse is just what she needed. As the months pass, a stronger Kate emerges. She’s also developed an email friendship with Rick, and it isn’t long before they secretly begin starring in each other’s lust-filled fantasies. Problem is, after her failed marriage, Kate wants only a physical relationship. She’s terrified of losing her heart—which is exactly what Rick intends to capture upon his return.
They reach a compromise. One that involves explosive, no-strings sex—for now. Rick patiently deflects her fears and willingly slakes her passion while keeping his darker fantasies in check, afraid of scaring his shy, innocent lover. But unbeknownst to Rick, Kate has a few untapped fantasies of her own.
Kiss Me, Kate releases on the 24th from Ellora’s Cave.
Duck over to Mari’s site for a sneak peek.
I know I haven’t been here in a while. I’ve got life stuff taking up most of my time and energy and I’ve neglected the blog. Sorry. So I’ve done some writing, this suspense series that morphed from 1 book to 2 to 3 is coming along slowly. Very slowly. The third book that popped into my head happens to be the first book and well…. Jolene has some series scary baggage. Real bad shit that keeps her closed off in every way but one. She’s opened her home women in need of shelter and manages to give them back some of their self esteem while having a very low view of herself. It’s hard to get into her head. I see her and feel her but feeling her ain’t a good thing. She cuts my heart open. I’m not sure I’m ready to write her story but as she needs to come before Del or Dover I’ve got no choice. So these books are on the back burner for a couple of weeks. I’m busy writing a couple of stories and an editor requested rewrite for my other self. One story in particular is light and lifts the dark cloud that Jolene puts me under. But I do know that I need to tell her story and as much as I think it’s going to be hard I’m looking forward to the challenge.
On to the title of this post. LINDA WINFREE is an amazing author. She writes romantic suspense and her first book WHAT MATTERED MOST was my first taste of her work. One book and Linda was instantly on my most by authors list. She followed this heart-wrenching tale with the first book in her HEARTS OF THE SOUTH series, TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES, HIS ORDINARY LIFE, HOLD ON TO ME, ANYTHING BUT MINE, MEMORIES OF US and HEARTS AWAKENED. I dare anyone to read any one of these books and walk away unaffected. Linda has you riding the emotional roller coaster with her very real characters. I’ve reviewed all but one of her books now and I have to say I’ve never read an author who can portray her characters so well. They’re real. Not just an image in your head, she paints them with such color and depth that you’d swear she’s writing about real people. Holding nothing back is another of her admirable traits. She’s not afraid to deal with the tough decisions, the tough subjects of everyday life. Her characters always get their HEA but she makes them work damn hard to get there. And as a reader you’re pulled into the world of her making with such ease that even when you’re crying your eyes out and reaching for the tissues you can’t put the book down. Head over to her website and check her out. Click on any one of the books names above to be taken to her publishers site. I can’t recommend her books enough, and as HEARTS AWAKENED only released on Sept 2nd I know I’ve got a long wait for the next one. I’ll leave you with the blurb for HEARTS AWAKENED.
HEARTS AWAKENED by Linda Winfree
It’s not the past that wounds us…it’s the ghosts we hold on to.
Hearts of the South Book 6
A lifetime ago Mark Cook’s pregnant wife vanished, taking everything and leaving an empty, aching hole in his life. Since then, as penance for his failure as a husband and father, he’s refused to allow himself to live. Refused to lay his sleeping heart on the line for any woman.
Enter Tori Calvert, his best friend’s baby sister. Suddenly, against his will—and against his better judgment—that same damaged heart seems determined to reawaken. And Mark’s not sure he can withstand the pain.
When she was a teenager, a vicious attack ripped away Tori’s very essence as a woman. Finally she feels ready to focus her existence on something other than her job as a rape crisis counselor. And to step outside the shelter of her loving, protective family. She trusts Mark more than any man, yet fear holds her back.
Fear that even the healing light of love may not be enough to banish the shadows of the past
Go see what you’re missing.