Friday 10 November 2023

New Release Guest Post: Accidental Contact - by Adriana Kraft #SapphicRomance #AgeGap #99cents @AdrianaKraft

Good Morning, Readers, I know it's been a while—sorry that—but to make it up to you, I've got a great friend and author as my special guest today. Please welcome back the dynamic writing duo, Adriana Kraft, with a tease from their latest release!

Accidental Contact 
Adriana Kraft


Accidental Contact, By Adriana Kraft
Release date: November 3, 2023

Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Short Story
Pairing: FF
Tropes: Cougar Story, New York City, Snowbound, Just One Bed

Natalie and the much younger Bridgette are real estate agents who’ve often traveled together for business seminars. Now they’re snowbound in New York City in a hotel room with only one bed. Will Natalie dare to make her move?

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What romantic pairings do you love to read? Straight f/m? Bisexual f/f/m? Lesbian f/f? I’m half of the writing duo Adriana Kraft, and we love writing (and reading) all these pairings. Our newest release is a sapphic short story we wrote for an anthology over a decade ago, then revised and updated to release under our indie imprint. Is it really erotic romance? It’s definitely erotic, featuring one of my favorite f/f scenes as Natalie is caught between her fears and her desires in the middle of the night. Since it’s a short story, I’d call it happy-for-now, with a promising future.

And the inspiration? I love New York City, and we love setting stories there. I especially love it in the winter – Rockefeller center, with its giant tree and all the skaters, Central Park, Fifth Avenue with all the shoppers and window displays. Was I ever snowbound there? No, but I was stranded for two steamy August days during the great East Coast blackout of 2003. 

Our conference was just concluding on the NYU campus in Greenwich Village when the power went out. When we left the building across from Washington Square Park, it seemed the entire city was on foot, rumors circulating wildly. Pretty quickly we knew it wasn’t just New York. With 9-11 less than two years behind us, there was speculation about the possibility of terrorism. I can’t remember how quickly that was dispelled with information about failure of the power grid in the heat wave. I do remember that several of us decided to walk the two miles north on Fifth Avenue to our hotel rather than try to board a bus. With no stoplights operating, traffic was basically gridlocked.

Part way back we found a Chinese restaurant with ready-to-go meals they had no way of keeping, and we bought supper, then sat and ate it on the steps of the beautiful beaux arts library at 42nd Street. When we finally reached the hotel, the elevator was out of service, but the staff had set out small candles on every step of the narrow spiral staircase leading up from the lobby, a welcome sight.

So many flights were cancelled that it was clear we wouldn’t get out of the city for a couple days. Some power was restored by the next day, and a friend and I took advantage of the nearby Times Square box office to get last minute discount tickets for two shows. I don’t know what adventures our heroines Natalie and Bridgette might get up to after their bedroom adventure, but I’m sure they’ll find ways to enjoy the city.

“Are you ready for me to shut off the TV?”

“Yes. I’ve heard enough chatter by pundits.”

“Me, too.” Natalie hit the off button, set the remote aside, and rolled onto her side to face the wall. The mattress shifted as Bridgette turned to face the opposite wall. “Good night,” Natalie murmured.

“Good night. I’m looking forward to being snowbound with you in New York.”

Closing her eyes, Natalie didn’t respond. She concentrated on breathing in and out. The predicted blizzard was a pleasant surprise that might prove to be the tipping point.

She’d done all she could do. It was up to fate now. She wouldn’t risk being rejected by her younger colleague. They’d traveled together several times representing their firm at realty conferences. She’d been surprised how comfortable they were as  travel companions, respecting each other’s routines. Bridgette chattered too much, but then Bridgette had probably had to adjust to some of Natalie’s idiosyncrasies, too.

Usually they shared a room with two beds. When they’d checked in at the front desk, Natalie had somewhat berated the clerk for their sleeping arrangements—but she was the one who’d explicitly requested one queen bed when making the reservation. She’d also anticipated correctly that given the size of the conference, there’d be no available rooms with two beds.

Natalie wished she could make the next overture, but she couldn’t. Pride intervened. She had no idea whether the twenty-six-year-old lying next to her would be interested in a forty-year-old divorcee who hadn’t been with a woman since college.

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I’m Adriana Kraft, and I write both steamy romantic suspense and smoking hot erotic Romance. My husband – a criminologist – is my partner in crime. We’ve been writing romance together for twenty years and by now have published more than fifty novels and novellas.

Our goal? To write characters you’ll care about, hot sex scenes, and  compelling stories you can’t put down. Our romantic suspense novels deliver one man, one woman, danger, intrigue, and of course lots of steam. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory. As you’ve probably guessed, our romantic pairings include MF, FF, and the ménage arrangements FFM, FMF, MFM, foursomes, and more. 

After many years in the upper Midwest struggling with ice-packed driveways and foot-deep snow, we gave my mother’s antiques to the kids, sold our house, and spent a couple years traveling the county in our motor home while working remotely. We especially loved spending several weeks in a region, learning its history and its less popular hidden gems. Santa Fe, Taos, Puget Sound, and the Black Hills were special favorites. 

We now live in sunny southern Arizona, where we enjoy hiking, golf, and travel, especially to the many Arizona Native American historical sites. Oh – and if it’s too hot to go outside? We’ll probably hold an impromptu writing retreat. Arizona summers give us lots of opportunities.


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Thursday 10 August 2023

Release Blitz : WILD [A Mafia Rose Novella] by Brooke Harper @thebrookeharper #MafiaRomance #agegap #DarkRomance | @agarcia6510



(Mafia Rose Novella)

Author: Brooke Harper

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Cover Designer: EmCat Designs
Publication Date: August 10th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Rose did the one thing I never thought possible…she found my heart.

As blackened and hard as it may be, she stole it, owns it. Somehow, through it all, she made me feel a little less ruthless. A little less like a monster.

That’s just how Rose is.

She’s my weakness—she always has been—and soon, I’ll be able to call her my wife. Mrs. Wilder. Then, she’ll be mine in every sense of the word.

But when an old enemy tries to rip my family and my empire apart, the wedding plans have to be put on hold. I refuse to let anyone take away the happiness I’ve worked so hard to find.

The happiness we deserve.

To keep my place at the head of the Wilder table, I’ll need to open old wounds. Go deeper than I’ve ever gone before. Be that monster again.

I’ll do it, but this time, I’ll do it with Rose by my side.

It’s the only way we’re going to make it to the altar alive.

This series is a dark age gap mafia romance. It contains situations and themes that some readers might find offensive and/or triggering.

Brooke Harper creates dark and sexy worlds for her characters to play. A lover of strong coffee and old tombstones, she spins dark tales of sex and sin, pain and passion, and misery and madness that’ll have you flipping the pages and begging for more.

Dark Contemporary pen name of Harper A. Brooks.

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Friday 28 July 2023

New Release Guest Post with Adriana Kraft - Seren's Story : From Beyond The Curtain #eroticromance #paranormal #timetravel #lgbtq

Happy Friday, folks. We're starting the weekend off with a bang! If you are a regular around here, you know I love me some steamy time-travel. So, I'm delighted to welcome back dynamic author duo Adriana Kraft with a sneak peek of the second part to Seren's Story : From Beyond the Curtain — erotic, paranormal, time-travel with a twist. Enjoy!

* * * If you missed part one here's the link to Adriana's guest post here at Pick a Genre Already — Seren's Story: Two Seeds are Sown

Title: From Beyond the Curtain

Author: Adriana Kraft

Series: Seren’s Story, Book Two

Publisher: Extasy Books

Release Date: July 14, 2023

Length: 22,500 words 

ISBN: 978-1-4874-3897-5

Genres: Contemporary Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Time Travel

Is she a ghost? A visitor from another time and place? A siren? A temptress? Or just a meddling dream mistress? 

Seren has bided her time for centuries, waiting for the moment when two of her descendants fall in love and release her, finally, from the place between worlds. The many gifts Seren has inherited from her ancestors—time travel, entering dreams, telepathic communication—have been unsuccessful thus far. Will Gwen and Dante be the ones?

Gwen McFarland has always been in touch with her Celtic roots. When Seren—who looks to Gwen like a Celtic goddess—materializes and invites her to a love tryst in another time and place, she does not hesitate. That Seren sometimes brings along another woman is simply an added benefit.

Fast paced trial lawyer Dante Emmanuel has no time for sentimentality or relationships. A string of satisfying sexual encounters suits him just fine. He’s mystified when a recurring figure enters his dream life, but he won’t turn down Seren’s exotic sexual talents or the dreams that now seem more real than ever.

Who will make the first move in this three-part game of chess? Timing is everything.

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Across the Boundaries of Time and Space - by Adriana Kraft

What are your favorite paranormal features in erotic romance? I’m especially fascinated with time travel – perhaps to an earlier era in our own world, or perhaps even to an unknown world. If you’ve ever meditated to a trance state, studied shamanism, learned Reiki, or joined a drumming circle, you may have sampled experiences that have this quality, even if you never physically left the space where you sat.

As best we can learn in the modern era, the Celts of northwest Europe and the British Isles accepted such experiences as common. With great ritual and effort, they believed they could cast themselves to another location and interact with the people there. Sometimes they could bring back a physical object from the other dimension, and in times of great danger, perhaps even a person.

This form of time travel was one of the Celtic gifts my husband and I bestowed on Seren when we were crafting this series. In her life during the third century AD, Seren was able to communicate with her deceased grandmother, and she could visit her daughter across time and space, appearing in the daughter’s dreams. Trapped between worlds since her death, she retains these abilities.

We chose to treat this gift as something handed down across the centuries in the DNA of Seren’s descendants. Some may have carried only a trace, while in others the gift was more concentrated. For some, perhaps a wise teacher was available to help them hone and amplify the gift. For a few across the millennia, Seren became the teacher, traveling across time and space to join them.

In From Beyond the Curtain, Seren’s Welsh descendant Gwen is so richly gifted she has already time traveled before our story opens. Dante, on the other hand, treats any such experience as merely a dream, though he’d love to have more of them.

Our three characters still have much to learn about what they can and cannot do in such travels. What are the rules? What do Gwen and Dante bring back from their other world encounters? And for Seren, are the gods who unfairly trapped her between worlds still playing with her? To say more would be to create spoilers.

Chapter One

Inhaling the strange yet familiar exotic scent, Gwen McFarland stretched her naked body to its full length and ran her fingers through her hair. She loved this place, though she didn't know exactly where it was. She beamed at her phantom lover, whom she'd visited off and on for over a year now, though she still had little idea who Seren might actually be. Seren was real. That was all that mattered. It didn't matter that Seren was from beyond the curtain—somehow beyond the veil of time and space. Gwen herself had come by time travel naturally. It was in her blood, in her Celtic roots.

She'd time traveled before Seren had beckoned her to this small cottage by an oak grove—a collection of giant, ancient oaks, so different from the sere desert of Gwen’s native Arizona. She’d never seen anything like them.

She'd had lovers in other times and other places. With few exceptions, they'd been female lovers. Most had only sought her out once or twice. Seren was different. Gwen had been called to the grove seven times, and Seren had visited Gwen in her own time and place twice. Gwen shivered slightly. She hadn't expected any of her time travel lovers to come to her. That wasn’t the way it worked. But she knew she hadn't dreamed Seren's presence. Seren was as real as anyone she knew, in whatever time or space.

Today? Today was even more unusual. All other times, Seren had appeared at night in Gwen’s dream and joined her there or traveled with her to the grove. This morning, Gwen had been at her desk, awaiting her next physical therapy client, when she’d suddenly found herself here in bed with Seren—and now it felt as if they’d made passionate, exquisite love all night.

Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married pair of retired professors writing erotic romance and erotic romantic suspense together. We like to think we’ve broken the mold for staid, fusty academics, and we hope lots of former profs are enjoying life as much as we are.

Having lived in many states across the Midwest, we now make our home in southern Arizona, where we enjoy hiking, golf, and travel, especially to the many Arizona Native American historical sites.

Together we have published more than fifty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story.


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Friday 7 July 2023

Release Blitz : Thorns of Death [Thorns of Omertà, bk #3] by Eva Winners @EvaWinners #MafiaRomance #DarkRomance #ForcedProximity | @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Thorns of Death
Series: Thorns of Omertà #3
Author: Eva Winners

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Tropes: Single Dad, Grumpy/Sunshine, Forced Proximity
Release Date: July 6, 2023


Enrico Marchetti.
One of the five Italian mafia kings.
Powerful. Untouchable. Corrupt.

It started with one innocent look across a room in Paris. He was a lot older than me. A Roman god dressed in an Italian suit, surrounded by an aura I couldn’t resist.

When I ran into him again, he effortlessly pulled me under his spell. But little did I know, a night full of carnal pleasure would cost me everything.

When Enrico Marchetti wanted something, he didn’t just take it. He possessed it. Now, his sights were set on me.

There were secrets this man was keeping. They surrounded him, his dead wife, his children.

I wanted no part of it, but there was no escaping him. He had taken me to his kingdom, locked the doors, and thrown away the key.

Now the only thing left to do was fight. Even if it killed me.



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Eva Winners released her first novel Second Chance At Love in 2020 and has been writing feverishly ever since. She writes about everlasting romance for every century focusing on characters emotional development and always guarantees an HEA.

She loves yoga, wine and her kiddos. In her spare time, she seeks adventures either hiking through trails or exploring the beaches.

Writing books has always been her passion and she brings real life to the forefront in everything she writes about.

Deeply passionate characters and stories will draw you in and you'll never want to leave.

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