It’s gonna be tons of fun with lots of fantastic prizes: Gift certificates, books, bags and loads of other goodies. Okay, let’s be more specific. Check out this prize list.
(You might just notice you can win a choice of ebook from my backlist in Prize Package 2 at Whipped Cream Reviews?)
All you have to do is find the eggs hidden on various author sites.
You want more info?
Just click HERE.
The hunt runs from 29/3 until the 3/4.
Go. Have fun. Win prizes.
I’m happy to brag about another Viv Arend release.
Wolf Games. the long awaited third book in her Granite Lake Wolves series releases today at Samhain Publishing. Here’s a little more info about the book:
Wolf Games: The Blurb
True love’s path never did run smooth.
After seven years of total denial, Maggie Raynor’s body—and her inner wolf—are in full revolt. Weak and shaky, she literally falls into the very large and capable arms of the Granite Lake Beta, Erik Costanov. The last thing she wants is a mate, particularly when just looking at another wolf scares her to death. And one as big and sexy as Erik? Really bad idea, no matter what her libido says.
Erik expected to meet Maggie in Whitehorse to escort her to the home of her sister, his pack’s Omega. Sheer chance puts him in the right place at the right time to catch her, but the realization that hits him with the force of a full body shot is no accident. She’s his mate. An even bigger shock? She wants no part of him—not until she resolves her issues.
She’ll have to work fast, because they’re both selected to represent the pack during the premier sporting event for wolves in the north. Not only will she have to work as a team with Erik, she’ll have to face down her fear of wolves. Especially her own.
Let the Games begin.
Warning: Contains uber-sexy werewolves of Russian descent, reluctant mates and exotic travels through the Yukon wilderness. Includes sarcasm and hot nookie under the Midnight Sun.
You can buy your copy of Wolf Games HERE.
And…Viv sent through some interesting tidbits about the setting of Wolf Games:
Ten True Travelog facts about locations in WOLF GAMES:
10. The Liard Hotsprings are beautiful, natural hotsprings with a little man-made boardwalk/decking to minimize the continued impact.
9. The entire Yukon’s population is 30,000. Whitehorse’s population takes up 25,000.
8. Haines Junction is in Canada and is the corner you turn on the Alaskan Highway to get to Alaska (hang a right). Or, go straight, over the pass and down to the Ocean into Alaska to find Haines. Two different towns.
7. Skagway and Dyea were two of the favorite routes to the Yukon Gold Rush. Skagway was for the richer prospector since you had to hire horses. Dyea lead to the Chilkoot trail where men and women carried all their supplies on their back in exhausting repetitive trips. (2 tonnes as required by the RCMP)
6. En-route to Carmacks you pass Braeburn and the shop that serves the ‘Biggest Cinnamon Buns in the World.
5. The Yukon River can be paddled from Whitehorse to Dawson City in an easy 2 week trip. Or you can race it in 3 days in the annual ‘Yukon Quest’ held every June.
4. Most of the dangerous rapids on the Yukon river are gone since the hydro electric dam was built by Whitehorse. Now sweepers (fallen trees hanging over the river) and sand bars are the most dangerous hazards.
3. As they’ve remodeled and updated Dawson City the developers have been careful to check for gold dust that settled through the old floorboards into the dirt under the hotels/bars etc.
2. The tombstone mountains are located along the Dempster Highway. This road ends at the Arctic Ocean
1. There’s this simply AWESOME sushi restaurant in Whitehorse, if you’re ever up that way…
Congrats, Viv, on your new release.
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG TOUR, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR FABULOUS COMMENTS!!!
Prize one winner: Anna H
Waiting for Wednesday ebook by Mari Carr
Autographed print copy of Dream Machine by Jayne Rylon
Only Yours ebook by J.R. Patrick
Choice of backlist ebook by Rhian Cahill or ARC of Coyote Home
Prize two winner: Andrea B
Choice of ebook backlist by Jambrea Jo Jones
Death, The Vamp and his Brother tote bag, plus winner’s choice of Lexxie Couper ebook.
Choice of backlist title by Dawn Montgomery
Autographed copy of backlist print title by Nicole Austin
Prize three winner: Heather P
Bath and Body gift bag courtesy of T
Choice of backlist title and a package of TimTams from Jess Dee
Rodeo Heat by Desiree Holt
Choice of backlist ebook from ZA Maxfield
Prize four winner: Fran L
Choice of backlist title from Amanda Young
$10 gift card to Amazon courtesy of Valerie Tibbs
Choice of backlist ebook from Vivian Arend
Choice of backlist ebook from Carol Lynne
Autographed print copy of Texas Surrender by Claire Thompson
You will be contacted by each author about your prize.
To celebrate the first anniversary of International Heat, we’ve set up a Global Warming blog tour and invited some friends to join the party. And what sort of party would it be if we didn’t have prizes? During the week of March 13-17, we invite you to visit our blogs as we will each post a special red-hot excerpt, cover or review for you. Simply leave a comment at each blog you visit. Visit them all and your name will be thrown in the hat for a special drawing. Four winners will be chosen and they will be announced here on March 18. It’s that simple.
What are the prizes?
Waiting for Wednesday ebook by Mari Carr, Autographed print copy of Dream Machine by Jayne Rylon, Only Yours ebook by J.R. Patrick, Choice of backlist ebook by Rhian Cahill or ARC of Coyote Home
Choice of ebook backlist by Jambrea Jo Jones, Death, The Vamp and his Brother tote bag, plus winner’s choice of Lexxie Couper ebook, Choice of backlist title by Dawn Montgomery, Autographed copy of backlist print title by Nicole Austin
Bath and Body gift bag courtesy of T, Choice of backlist title and a package of TimTams from Jess Dee, Rodeo Heat by Desiree Holt
Choice of backlist title from Amanda Young, $10 gift card to Amazon courtesy of Valerie Tibbs , Choice of backlist ebook from Vivian Arend
Blog tour (you don’t need to go in order, but you do need to comment at all of them to be eligible for a prize.)
My Red Hot Excerpt and Cover
Ask Adam – An Excerpt
The car had stopped. At some point, he must have pulled over to the side of the road. His eyes flamed. The ice in them had melted away.
“Lexi,” his voice sounded like gravel. “I have never fucked someone on the side of the road before. But I swear to you, if you say one more word, I will haul you out of this car, throw you over the hood and live out every word of that fantasy, right here, right now.” He swore. “Got it?”
She practically purred in her seat. “I’m so wet, Adam. That little scenario’s got me all worked up.” She undid another two buttons and slipped her hand into her blouse.
A muscle ticked in his cheek. “This road is deserted. No one uses it apart from me.” He dragged his breath in. “Believe me, Lexi, I do not make idle threats.”
Good. Her stomach lurched as she stroked an aroused nipple. “Damn, I’m glad I didn’t wear a bra.”
“Open your shirt.” It was an order, not a request. “All the way.”
With her free hand, she did as he said until the blouse hung open, revealing her braless breasts. “My nipples have been rubbing against the inside of the shirt,” she told him. “The soft caress of cotton is torture when all I want is the firm touch of your hand, the wet probing of your lips.” She tweaked her nipple and moaned, then touched her other breast.
He watched her, swallowed hard. “Your belt. Take it off.”
Leaving her hand on her breast, she unbuckled her belt, freeing it from her jeans. There was not another man in the world she’d do this for. Not out in the open, exposed for anyone to see.
“Now the button,” he rasped.
She raked her nipple, moaned again and undid the button. Only Adam. He was the only man she trusted enough. He nodded and motioned her to continue. She slid the zip down, aware of the irony of her trust. How could she know she was safe in his hands, when he’d shared almost nothing of himself with her?
“Are you going to do it, Adam? Are you going to fuck me here, on the side of the road?” Traffic from the main road was muted by distance. All around, nature called. Kookaburras laughed from hidden branches, a magpie cawed to its mate, and the wind rustled through the leaves of the surrounding trees. She could hardly keep still. Anticipation hummed through her veins. Would he do it? Would she let him do it?
“Take them off.” His eyes trained on her waist, on the hand that rested on her bare stomach.
She kicked off her shoes, lifted her butt and pushed her pants over her hips. “The thought is making me even hotter. I want you to, Adam.” Oh, she’d let him all right – and hopefully, in return he’d put a little trust in her too. “I want you to bend me over the car and take me.” She shimmied out of her jeans, leaving them in a pile at her feet. Shifting her legs a little, she ran her finger between them, tracing a line from her lips to her clit and back again. “Wet,” she muttered thickly.
“Get out of the car.” He sounded tortured.
She complied, opening her door and climbing out. Her body rejoiced in the freedom of space and she stretched languorously.
“Should I leave my panties on?” she asked, looking at him over her shoulder. By his expression, she assumed he was in no state to answer. A smile of sheer, feminine satisfaction tugged at her lips. Casually, she bent over and removed them, dropping them on the seat before taking a step so she stood at the side of the trunk.
She rested her bottom on it. The metallic paint warmed her buttocks, and the breeze cooled her bare flesh. “You coming to join me?” she asked without turning around. The sound of the door creaking was answer enough.
Expectation crackled between them. Blood pumped through her veins and need flared in her belly. She touched first one breast then the other, let her head drop back and her eyes close. Ran her hand down until it skimmed over the neatly trimmed thatch on her mound and made its way lower. She touched herself and groaned. Her lips were slick, moisture coating them, and she dipped inside and groaned again.
Footsteps crunched against the leaves on the ground beside the car, and then silence. He stood before her.
“In your office that day, I was so hot. You got me all worked up and I was so ready. I wanted you to take me, to fuck me like you’d said you would.” She shook her head, remembered the frustration that had rippled through her at the time. Remembered the anger in his voice. “You didn’t…you never… All you did was apologize.” She opened her eyes, looked at him. His shirt was unbuttoned and hung loose. His heavy, hooded gaze focused on her hand. “I didn’t just want your apology, Adam. I wanted your touch, too.” She wanted more than that now. She wanted everything he had to give her.
She slipped her finger out, and then pushed it back in again. “Aaah.” It took a few seconds before she could talk. “I still want your touch. But I… I can’t wait.”
“Give me your hand, Lexi.” She heard the effort it took for him to speak.
She reached for him with her free hand.
“Not that one.”
Reluctantly, she withdrew and held it out to him. He closed his hand around hers, lifted it to his mouth and then licked her with his exquisitely warm tongue. Slowly, gently, he licked. First the nail and then the tip, and then he drew the whole finger into his mouth and suckled.
She cried out and he released her, guided her hand back between her legs.
“Touch yourself, sweetheart. I want…” He swallowed. “I want to watch you come.”
Oh. Sweet Lord. She wouldn’t make a minute. How could she touch herself while he watched and manage to stretch out the pleasure? Impossible. She dipped her hand between her lower lips, watched his mouth open and close, and pulled back out.
Sensation fizzed inside. Her lips were swollen, her groin sensitized. The look in his eyes as he watched her was possibly the most arousing thing she’d ever witnessed. Moisture dripped onto her hand and she used it to massage her clit.
“Adam. I’m…I’m so…horny.” Her voice caught as she struggled to speak. “Look what you do to me. Your eyes…watching me.” It was impossible to form whole sentences. “Makes me…heady, hot.” She fucked herself again, did it several times in a row. “I’m thinking of your cock.” Oh, she wanted it now. Wanted it deep, deep inside. She massaged her clit again. “I want it.” She licked her lips and massaged a little harder, aware of the sensation building up, the throbbing between her legs, the breathlessness. Aware of his eyes on her.
“Watch me, Adam,” she gasped. “Watch me, I’m going to come.” Liquid gushed as the sensation peaked. Pressure crowned and waves rippled over her. “Adam, oh God, look what you made me do.” She rubbed frantically as the orgasm rolled through her, the tremors carrying on longer than she’d expected. It was Adam. Watching her. The gratification it evoked was almost as heady as the rush of her climax.
“Christ, Lexi.” The words sounded as if they’d been torn from his throat.
Before the waves had time to settle, he put his hands on her hips. He pulled her off the car, flipped her round and pushed her shoulders down – just like their fantasy. Her breasts squashed against the trunk, her ass poked into the air. Her nether lips still pulsed from her orgasm, gleaming up at him.
The heat from the car warmed her nipples, soothed her breasts. She heard the rip of foil, felt his pants as they swished down his legs, and there he was, pushing into her, filling her. She’d craved this, worked hard for it. This and so much more. He readily surrendered his body to her – would he surrender his emotions as well? What about his past?
She gasped as he entered her, desire exploding within like giant fireworks. There was no time to adapt to his presence, to shift to accommodate him. He slammed into her hard and fast, repeatedly, his balls slapping against her.
“Oh, God, Adam,” she yelled. Rational thought became impossible. She wanted to connect with him on a deeper level – sex honestly wasn’t the only thing she desired from him. But at this point in time, it was the only thing she could focus on, the only thing she needed.
Before, her orgasm had been gentle, rippling through her in soft tremors. This one blindsided her. It came on swift and powerful and sent her into violent spasms of pleasure. She screamed as the euphoria engulfed her, as waves crashed around her, deafening her to everything but the sound of Adam’s moans. She screamed again as her inner walls clenched around him, nerve-endings igniting in a fire of pleasure, demanding his release. He gave it to her, his orgasm as wild and uninhibited as hers.
Ask Adam is available now from My Bookstore and More.
Don’t forget to leave your comment if you want a chance to win one of the prizes.
So, the good news is, I have a new release coming soon.
The book releases through Samhain on the 4th of Jan, 2011. (Okay, so it’s not coming too soon, but still, it’s coming.) And I am stoked. Can’t wait to see the cover.
Risking It All: The Blurb
When it comes to love, it’s a safe bet you’ll lose your heart.
A Question of Love:
Four years ago Gabe Carter left Tina Jenkins as a matter of honor, destroying the passionate threesome they’d both enjoyed with Gabe’s best friend, Connor. Now Gabe’s back, armed with promises of love and forever. Picking up where they left off is tempting, but Tina wants the whole package—which includes Connor—and Gabe wants her all to himself. It’s up to Gabe to prove that he is the only man Tina will ever need.
Going All In:
Julia Savage’s weekly poker games are not the only thing she’s betting on. She’s also gambling on the love of two men. Hunter Miles and Jay Baxter are happy to double up and share both Julia’s affection and her body, but their attraction to each other may threaten the budding relationship between all three of them. Now it’s decision time: all or nothing?
Are you ready for a combination game this hot? Double up for a taste of the edgy world of Jess Dee.
Here she is, once again, the fabulous SELENA:
What do you get when you mix Sex and Chocolate?
Oh, sorry, too loud. *blush* What? You like fun don’t you?
My upcoming release from Changeling Press is part of the multi-author Sex and Chocolate. It’s called Chocolate Bliss. When I first heard about the series I really wanted to be apart of it. The problem was what to write? My original premise had the character of Roxi opening up her café n her boyfriend Connor’s adult club. Roxi is very stressed about the opening of the club and Connor is worried about her. So, he creates his family’s special Hot Chocolate to help her relax. Good intentions and all backfires when the Hot Chocolate relaxes her too much and her succubus nature is unleashed and an orgy breaks out and he has to call his best friend for help in handling the situation.
That was my first idea but sometimes things happen and stories evolve, change. The orgy was taken out. I know, I know, I was disappointed too. Maybe one day I’ll write how I’d seen the way the whole thing played out. One day, when I find time. LOL. I kept in the loss of control and the best friend aspect and what I have now is the story you’ll see.
Here’s a peek:
All Connor wanted was for his significant other Roxi to relax. Opening her new café has been stressing her out. So to help her unwind he concocts his special Bliss Out Hot Chocolate. Only it doesn’t go quite as planned. Roxi’s not relaxed at all. The seal containing her succubus nature is deteriorating and the hunger for sex is wearing down her self-control. Connor calls on his best friend, an incubus, for help.
Tired of losing control, she’d sought out the advice of a witch who told about the sealing ceremony. “The magicks involved are volatile and dangerous. You could die,” the witch had warned.
“I don’t care. Just make it happen.” Guilt, fear, anger and desperation had driven her to this point. She either wanted to die or have the monster inside of her sealed away if it couldn’t be killed. Roxi felt as if the hungers were trying to claw their way out of her. Every second that went by, a little more of control eroded away. The arousal extended thin fingers, tracing light touches up and down her spine. It lit nerve endings on fire and caused her pussy to contract. Her clit ached for a touch, anything to ease the need.
The world was a swirl of heat and desire. She swallowed and tried to push it all down. The power only shoved right back. Roxi stumbled backward and gasped as the energy surged upward. It stole her breath and sent her head spinning. She tried to breathe through the heat that was consuming her. A hand settled on her shoulder. Roxie looked up to find herself staring into calm, steady, golden eyes. The arousal slipped away. Rough fingertips trailed over her cheek. She turned into the touch. Her lips connected with his palm. Without hesitation she kissed the soft skin and sighed. The desire simmered in her veins. For the first time since her changing, she could control it.
Roxi closed her eyes and kissed his hand again. She inhaled his scent, a mixture of musk edged with something wild and chaotic. The cologne rushed through her. It sparked fires within her. Her succubus nature didn’t rise instead it lay content at this man’s feet. He pulled his hand away. For a moment the need came roaring back, out of control. Then it was pushed away when he cupped her chin, leaned forward and kissed her.
The first touch of his mouth was tentative, hesitant. When she didn’t push him away, the kiss became more. She heard his heartbeat in her head. The sweet and salty tastes of blood rolled around her mouth. Roxi hungered for him to sink deep inside of her until they were one. A thirst for his blood rose up so strong that she bit him. Instead of moving away from her, he groaned. She felt his arms wrap around her. He pulled her close. When their hips touched she felt his erection pressing against her stomach. Her pussy contracted. Desire dampened her panties. She wanted to feel every inch of him inside of her, fucking her hard.
Roxi broke the kiss. Her breath came out in soft pants as desire threatened to tug under its riptide. She looked up at him. Although her gaze was pulled toward his golden eyes, she studied his features fully from his high brow, to his sculpted cheekbones, aquiline nose and sensual lips. What shocked her most were the scars that slashed through his cheek and dragged the left side of his mouth down.
She reached up and traced the fine lines lightly.
He grabbed her wrist. The world stopped. Fear that she had done something wrong caused her to look away.
“It’s okay. The wounds still hurt, That’s all. Besides, I’d rather have your nails tearing up my back.” He smiled. Heat flushed her cheeks as she imagined their legs tangled with on other as their bodies moved together, trying to reach climax.
“I’m Connor, by the way. Reformed warlock.” He gave her a kiss which made her smile against his mouth. She kissed him back. Roxi lifted her hand and threaded her fingers through his hair. The silken strands trailed against her palm and sent pleasure up her arm. He rocked his hips against hers. She moaned and grabbed a handful of hair. Roxi pulled her face back and looked up at him.
“Don’t start something you can’t finish,” Roxi murmured.
“I’ll finish this as soon as I get the name I’ll be crying out tonight.”
She chuckled. “Handsome and cheesy too. It’s Roxi.”
“Roxi? Sexy. Well, Roxi, I’m here to help you with your sealing ceremony. I intend on making it as pleasurable as possible.”
“Oh really? How so?”
“You’re going to be tied down on your stomach. To help ease any pain or discomfort, I’m in charge of keeping you distracted.”
“I see. What exactly are you planning to do to me?”
“Oh, anything and everything you want.”
“I like that.” She stood up on tiptoe and gave him soft butterfly kisses all over his mouth.
“Then you’ll love this. Come on.” He slipped his arms from around her waist and stepped back, much to her annoyance. With only a few inches between them, her succubus pushed forward to take the softly smoldering fire and turn it into a bonfire. She groaned.
“Let me help you.” Connor held out his hand.
She didn’t hesitate to reach out and take what he offered. Roxi allowed him to lead her out of the room, down a hallway and into a well lit bedroom with a roaring fire in the hearth.
“Take off your clothes, lie on your stomach on the bed and trust me.”
“And if something goes wrong?” She watched emotions flit across his face. Guilt and fear were among them. Roxi squeezed his hand. “I was kidding. I trust you.”
“You do? But you don’t know me,” he said softly. Connor looked away from her and her heart ached for him. There was something about him that made her want to protect and comfort him before she fucked him crossed-eyed. She gave him her sauciest smile.
“I do know one thing about you.”
“What’s that?” He looked at her again, and she sucked in a breath as her heart skipped a beat.
“I know that you’re gorgeous and sexy, and I want to fuck your brains out.”
He laughed, which was what she wanted.
“I’m glad you’re feeling the instant attraction too. I promise not to be a downer. Let’s get you naked.” Connor reached out, took hold of the sides of her shirt and pulled. Buttons flew everywhere.
“Mmm, well aren’t you forward.” She did the same to him, exposing the hard wall of his chest and his ripped abdomen. Her mouth watered at the thought of exploring every inch of him.
“Tsk, tsk. I’m not on the menu… yet.”
“I’m glad you said ‘yet’, otherwise you were going to see a not so happy side of me.”
“I’m all about making you happy, honey.”
“Oh really?” She gripped the open sides of his shirt and pulled him toward her. “Then you better get these very obtrusive clothes off me if you’re going to make me happy.”
Coming to Changeling Press April 18th, 2010.
Use Coupon Code: ChocoBliss for 5% off your order at Changeling Press.com!
Check out Selena’s websites and blogs at:
How cool is this?
If you’re interested, you can buy merchandise with International Heat logos on it.
More than that, you can buy merchandise (I’m talking hats, clothing, cups and mugs, note pads etc) with Jess Dee logos.
Viv Arend (coming soon)
Jayne Rylon (coming soon)
Lila Dubois (coming soon)
Even if you don’t buy anything it’s worth having a look, just to see what’s available.
Click on this International Heat Cafe Press link to view everything.
- Aspen Mountain Press
- Aussie authors
- Australian Romance
- Bandicoot Cove
- Barnes & Noble
- Coming Soon
- Cover art
- Currently loving
- Down Under Divas
- Eye candy
- First page of book
- Free read
- Guest bloggers
- Guest promo
- Heat Wave
- international heat
- Just for fun
- Life in general
- Musa Publishing
- new contracts
- New Releases
- Press release
- Print books
- Prize winner
- Romance Writers Australia
- Samhain new releases
- Samhain Publishing
- Self publishing
- Thursday Thirteen
- Writer friends