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Sunday 25 November 2012

New Release - Nasty Business by Lisabet Sarai

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Books We Love has just released Nasty Business by Lisabet Sarai, a BDSM erotic novel with something for everyone...!  

Check it out...


All's fair in lust and business

Ruby Maxwell Chen, lovely and ruthless CEO of a huge British business empire, is used to getting her way. When she encounters the strangely charismatic American entrepreneur Rick Martell, though, she wonders if she hasn't finally met her match.

From the trendy clubs of London to the Hollywood Hills, Ruby and Rick compete for ownership of a strategic factory in Malaysia. Neither has any qualms about using sexual wiles to smooth the path to success. Neither anticipates that their mutual attraction will turn into something far more intense and difficult to control.

As their struggle for dominance escalates, they draw their employees and associates into their outrageous power games. The stakes could scarcely be higher, as Ruby and Rick play for the ultimate prize: a night of total physical surrender.

Novel-length book includes “Shades of Red”, a bonus story about Ruby's introduction to BDSM!

Excerpt (Rated X)

As good as I am at this game, I'm finding it difficult. I know, intellectually, that ignoring her, pretending to honor my promise, will heighten her frustration and ultimately, weaken her defenses. If I came on to her, she'd resist. By seeming to hold back, I draw her to me.

I can feel the arousal emanating from the trim form strapped into the seat next to me. Her body language speaks volumes, though she struggles to silence it. She's dying to have me touch her, or to touch herself. 

The problem is, I have to struggle myself not to reach for her. I have to resist this nearly overwhelming urge to slide that designer skirt up her slim thigh, exposing her smooth flesh. My fingers itch to stretch across the console and tweak those ripe nipples poking through her blouse. My half-hard dick presses uncomfortably against my zipper.

I watch the pavement twisting in front of my hood. I push the roadster a bit harder. Obedient, she races around the curves, graceful and powerful. An extension of my body, my will. Ruby's lips are parted. Her hair has come free from its clasp and flows around her face in jet waves. I want to control Ruby the same way I control my car. I want to feel her respond when I press the pedal a bit closer to the floor.  

A sideways glance tells me that she's looking at me. I risk a few seconds of inattention to turn and grin at her lasciviously. "Take off your blouse, Ruby. Go ahead, you know you want to." The wind tears my words away, but I know she hears me. There's defiance in her eyes, mixing with the lust. "Come on. I dare you."

A contest, then. Briefly, emotions war on her face. Her lust wins. She smiles at me, provocatively.

"Keep your eyes on the road, Martell. You'll get us killed."

She's right. I switch my focus a second too late and barely miss grazing the inside guard rail. When I can afford another look, she's naked to the waist. Her fingers are torturing her plump, rosy nipples. Even in that quick instant, it seems that I can see them thicken and grow darker as blood surges into them.

Now Ruby cups her flesh in both hands, kneading, stroking. Her breasts are pale, perfect hemispheres tipped with flame. I would have thought the wind would blow her scent away, but no, her musk permeates the open car. My cock stirs and demands to be set free. I look back at the road, my heart slamming against my ribs as another curve whistles by.

My next glance shows me her parted thighs. She fidgets on the leather upholstery, though her hands are still massaging her tits. Crudely, I jerk my thumb upwards, then wiggle my middle finger at her.

She is already pulling up her skirt, not waiting for my suggestion. Looking me straight in the eye, she spreads her legs wide, pulls her panties out of the way, and sinks four fingers into her glistening cunt.

My dick jerks to full attention. I watch, fascinated, as she grinds herself feverishly against her hand, pummeling her clit, pinching those scarlet lips until they are almost purple. Her eyes are shut. Her back is arched, pelvis thrust forward to provide maximum access. She's a tiger, tearing at her own flesh in hungry fury. Her scent rises around us, drowning out the eucalyptus that always lingers in the southern California air. There's an ache in my chest that mirrors the one in my cock. I've never wanted anyone so much.

At the last minute, I swerve, barely avoiding the shiny Cadillac coming at me from the other direction. Adrenaline courses through me at the near miss. Ruby doesn't even notice.

There's a turn-out ahead. Hands shaking, I pull into the semicircular parking area and shut off the engine. Now I can hear Ruby as well as see and smell her. She moans and cries as she thrashes around on the seat. Her mouth is open, her teeth clenched. She sounds as though she is in pain. Her harsh grunts become rhythmic and rise in pitch as I watch her ascend the final slope to her climax. 

I stroke myself through my trousers, in time with her climb. I'm back in control, turned on but pacing myself. I know that I'll get what I want eventually. Ruby twists and writhes. Both her hands are deep in her cunt. Her juices run down her wrists. It's unbelievable how hard she is on herself. I remember her flogger, wish that I had it with me now. She wouldn't even feel it, but it might help her over.

Then, without warning, Ruby screams and arches up off the seat. Her whole body convulses, then abruptly collapses. Little tremors continue to shake her frame for long minutes. Her eyes are closed; she seems unconscious.

She looks fragile, porcelain skin misted with sweat, tangles of hair stuck to her forehead. I suddenly want to take her in my arms, cradle her, brush those tangled locks away and kiss her eyelids until she awakens. At the same time, I have a perverse urge to loose my cock and sink it into her passive, defenseless flesh. To finally make her mine.

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Bio: More than a decade ago LISABET SARAI experienced a serendipitous fusion of her love of writing and her fascination with sex. Since then she has published five single author short story collections and seven erotic novels, including the BDSM classic Raw Silk. Dozens of her shorter works have been released as ebooks and in print anthologies. She has also edited several acclaimed anthologies and is currently responsible for the altruistic erotica series COMING TOGETHER PRESENTS.

Lisabet holds more degrees than anyone needs from prestigious universities who would no doubt be embarrassed by her chosen genre. She loves to travel and currently lives in Southeast Asia with her highly tolerant husband and two cosmopolitan felines. For more information on Lisabet and her writing visit Lisabet Sarai's Fantasy Factory (http://www.lisabetsarai.com) or her blog Beyond Romance (http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com).

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Friday 16 November 2012

Welcome Author Helena Harker

Welcome guest author Helena Harker to Pick a Genre Already

This week marks the release of Helena's Master's Submission published by Ellora's Cave

Warm Welcome Helena... 
What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?

The Narnia series. I love the way it transported me to another world.

Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?

I like steampunk, so I have to thank Philip Pullman and The Golden Compass for initiating me to the genre.

Do you believe in love at first sight? And if so have you ever been so afflicted? Did you do anything about it? (Did you go for it?)

I believe in it, but I’ve never experienced it, and if I did I’d be too shy to do anything about it!

Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about? Mine is over using the word ‘harshly’.

“And”. I overuse it because I try to create long, flowing sentences.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?

I don’t believe in it. Sometimes I’m too tired to write or come up with new ideas, but it never lasts.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

London, England. I was there for three months and I loved it and would love to go back.

Do you base your characters on real-life people or situations?

Sometimes my characters share some of the personality traits of people around me, but they are never completely based on people I know. I write to escape reality, so I don’t want to write about people I see every day.
If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?

I think I would let them remain characters in a book. That’s where I want them to stay. I haven’t yet created someone so memorable that I want them to come to life, but maybe someday I will.
What are you reading right now?

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. I am hoping it will inspire more BDSM stories.

If there was a movie made of your life what would it be called? Which celebrity would you want to play you?

I am such a dull person I don’t think anyone would want to make a movie about it. Helen Hunt could play me. She’s down-to-earth and ordinary. The title? Oh God, I don’t know! Diary of an Ordinary Woman with Lots of Erotic Fantasies!

If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be?

Dancing with the Stars! I can’t dance, so I’d be the first to be eliminated, but I’d really love to try.
What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

I am not a risk-taker. I let my characters do that for me. Hmm, let’s see. I went parasailing in Thailand.
Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you’d most like to get naughty with.

Johnny Depp!
Favourite movie?

There are so many. I love action movies. I hate chick flicks. As far as TV shows go, I am hooked on Dexter, True Blood and The Big Bang Theory.
Dream Vacation?

Ireland or Scotland.

Dream Car?

Hummer H2 – it dominates the road!

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?
Anything with chocolate in it. Mint chocolate chip, mocha almond fudge, etc.
Please tell us about your newest release.

It’s a BDSM Quickie for Ellora’s Cave. It’s my first published piece of erotica. I have quite a few other erotic short stories that will be coming out soon with other publishers. 

Author:  Helena Harker

Title:  Master’s Submission

Genre:  BDSM

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave

Release Date:  November 14th

Buy Link:            http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10497-masters-submission.aspx                 

Author Website: www.helenaharker.com

Author Blog:       http://www.helenaharker.com/blog.html


When Bethany reads her Master’s note, she expects it to contain the usual set of instructions telling her how to prepare for their Friday evening play session. But her Master asks for the unexpected—he wants her to be his Domme. Bethany is terrified at the prospect, but she doesn’t want to disappoint Master. She’ll need to tap into her inner dominatrix if she’s to give her newly submissive lover what he needs.

Chapter One

I stood by the bedside table, where Master had left his instructions on a piece of red paper he’d transformed into an origami swan. Beautiful. A shame to unfold it, really. Every Friday night, he left me prep work for the scene he wanted to act out when he returned from the office.
Sometimes he made simple requests, asking me to answer the door dressed only in my leather collar and crotchless panties, and then kneel at his feet after he entered. Or he gave me more detailed instructions, where I had to cook a three-course meal, light candles, make up the bed in satin sheets and lay out the various crops and floggers in a straight line on the mahogany desk by the window. Master loved scenarios involving costume play, especially when I wore my corseted Victorian gown, and he tied me to the bed, ravishing me while I begged to be set free. Other times I draped myself in filmy veils and posed as a harem girl, shimmying my hips in an improvised belly dance. When I finished removing the veils, dropping them one by one at his feet, he played the sultan and demanded sexual favors.
I held the paper swan to my nose, inhaling its scent. His scent. I caught the faint hint of musky cologne, Fetiche, which I bought for his birthday. One fold at a time, I straightened the paper, tingling in anticipation. What did he desire this evening? Bondage? Spanking? A session with the flogger that ended in a frenzy of fucking? Warmth spread through my pussy as multiple possibilities spun inside my mind. Closing my eyes, I pressed the paper against my lips.
When Master wrote his notes, the pen left indentations in the paper. The precisely looped Ds and bold Ys reflected his assertive personality.

Dearest Bethany,
Tonight, your task is to be my Domme. Do what you like with me.
Your humble servant,

What? Domme him? I didn’t have a clue how to be a Domme. I’d always been his submissive. We’d been together five years and for that entire time, I’d acted as his willing servant, surrendering to him, pleasing him. The roles suited us to perfection. My previous relationships were the same. I’d always been with a Dom, and never, ever considered any other role for myself. Being a sub fulfilled me.
I read the note a second time. He signed it Dylan, his real name. All the other messages had been signed Master.
      What do I do? What do I do?

Author Bio:

Helena Harker is a teacher by day, writer by night, a daydreamer who loves to escape to other worlds. Her fiction is populated by strong men, passionate women and lots of paranormal creatures. In her free time she enjoys photography and curling up with a good book. She is multi-published and also writes in other genres.

Thanks for being my guest today, Helena! Congratulations on the new release! 


Monday 12 November 2012

Cover Reveal ~ Lost Time

New cover art for Lost Time coming February 2013 from Total E-Bound

Cover Art by Oliver Bennett
This is the prefect cover for Lost Time, with the portrait in the background and the Scottish Castle. Hannah and Lock's tattoos are amazing. I especially love the maple leaf on Hannah's wrist! 

Release dates for Lost Time
Pre-order: 14th January 2013 for VIP Members @Total-E-Bound
Pre-release on the Total-E-Bound site: 28th January 2013
General Release: 25th February 2013

Monday 5 November 2012

Author Interview - Welcome Donna Gallagher

Please welcome new author (and world traveler) Donna Gallagher to Pick a Genre Already. Donna's first book Caitlin's Hero is available for VIP members at Total E-Bound right now. Caitlin's Hero is the first installment from Donna's League of Love Series which at present boasts five spicy selections all showcasing Donna's love of Rugby League, rugby players and the women who dare to love them.

Let's get to know Donna a little better...

What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?

Wuthering Heights, I was smitten with poor Heathcliff.
Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?

NJ Walters was one of the first and has remained my favourite author ever since. She writes a range of genres including Contemporary Erotic.
Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about? Mine is over using the word ‘harshly’.

Hmmm! Yes quite a few. ‘See’ or ‘Look’ does show up repeatedly as well as ‘Wet’.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?

While I was doing edits the voices in my head went silent, so I guess that was a form of writer’s block. I really just type what the voices tell me too, so I have to wait for them to show up. Usually when I’m in the middle of one book another character starts harassing me to write their story, they can be quite insistent wanting my attention and compete with my own children for my time. Once I was forced to write with pen and paper, while trying to watch my youngest son play hockey, just to keep the peace.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

I love where I live in Sydney, Australia – but if I could move closer to the harbour – maybe where Brodie James (my character in Caitlin’s Hero) lives, that would be nice. Love water views.

If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?

I have a crush on JT, so it would be him – sorry Mandy!

Do you base your characters on real-life people or situations?

Yes and NO. All the characters live in my head, so I guess they are not real but some of the situations they are force to deal with are from my experience or knowledge.

What are you reading right now? 

Well as I write this I have just finished a wonderful contemporary erotic story ‘A Touch of Confidence’ by Aussie author Jess Dee, it made me cry! I’m really looking forward to reading ‘You Found Me’ and ‘Lost Time’ next February, H K.

            Thank you, Donna! :)
If there was a movie made of your life what would it be called? Which celebrity would you want to play you?

I love Susan Sarandon so I think I would have to cast her.

           I could so see her playing you! And she's an incredible actress.

What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

I left home at 15, so the list is quite extensive. Probably hang gliding would be the most exciting. Craziest was marrying my first husband! And the most dangerous would be moving out of home at fifteen, I ended up living in Kings Cross, it’s a scary place. I guess you could call it the ‘red light’ district of Sydney, not really a place I would recommend for a young girl to hang out. I did learn a lot though and came away unscathed, it does give me a shiver up my spine when I think about all the things that could have gone wrong. Youth! 

           I left home the day I turned 18, that was scary enough, I can't imagine 15!
If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be? 

A sports show; I hate reality shows!
Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you’d most like to get naughty with.

I feel a little shy in saying…oh okay I’ll spill, but this is only metaphorically because they are both married. Actor – David Boreanaz (Angel) and a retired footy player, Steve Price. (It’s okay my hubby knows how pathetic I am. He had to live with an Angel poster in my laundry for years, until he renovated! And I used to carry a footy card – you know you get a few in a pack with bubble gum - of Steve Price in my wallet.

P.S. He follows me on twitter…Yay!

Steve Price
David Boreanaz

Steve Price

Ohh! I'm with you, Donna, I see your fascination with Steve Price! Mmmm! But I'm a bit of a sport nut too! :) Hockey players and CFL! (a different kind of football) Is my Maple Leaf showing? ;P 

Favourite movie?

Dream Vacation? 

Next year’s holiday to the UK and Europe. (I’m going to a wedding in Scotland at Dundas Castle)

I'm jealous, Donna. Scotland is my dream vacation. But my family won't let me. I have promised them if I am ever lucky enough to go, I won't be coming back! (I am determined to find my hero in a kilt!) 

Dream Car?

Mine, I have a little convertible BMW Z3.  It has a story, I wanted to get a tattoo a few years ago and hubby offered to buy me the car if I didn’t. I love tattoos but apparently he doesn’t ;)

Favourite Ice Cream Flavour?

An Aussie brand by Maggie Beer – Burnt fig, honeycomb and caramel, Yum!

Tell us about Caitlin's Hero.

All the books in my series are based around a fictitious Sydney rugby league team, the Sydney Jets. Caitlin’s Hero is the story about the captain Brodie James and Caitlin Walters. Brodie is feeling a bit jaded by life, he is holding onto some emotional baggage resulting from a disastrous marriage breakdown and finds he has lost enjoyment for the game he used to love to play, that is until he meets Caitlin Walters. Caitlin gives Brodie a new lease on life, on and off the footy field. Brodie begins to question his decision to not become emotionally involved in another relationship. For Caitlin, her life having been put on hold, after the death of her parents, to look after her younger brother, Brodie opens up a whole new world - A world that includes a nasty ex-wife an underhanded reporter and some loyal new friends. Brodie also awakens the sensual side of Caitlin that has remained dormant due the pressures her life has yielded - Romance and Rugby League.

Author: Donna Gallagher

Title: Caitlin’s Hero – Book One in the ‘League of Love Series’

Genre: Contemporary Erotic

Publisher: Total E Bound (pre – order 15th October)

General Release Date: 26th November


Falling for him is easy. Dealing with his high-profile life—a life deemed public property by his fans and the press, plus an ex-wife out for blood—now, that’s the hard part.

Twenty-year-old Caitlin Walters was living a normal life. She attended university, socialised a little and had a good relationship with her mother and stepfather. But when her parents are tragically killed in a car accident, Caitlin’s life is forced to change. The once carefree girl becomes sole guardian of her stepbrother. Giving up her university course to support and raise eleven-year-old Riley, Caitlin struggles to deal with her new responsibilities.

Her job, singing at a local Italian restaurant, brings Caitlin some peace. On stage, she leaves her life and its troubles behind. Feeling comfortable and sensuous, she is like a siren calling out to lost souls. It’s on one of these nights that Caitlin begins a romance with Australian Rugby League captain, Brodie James. Brodie, not content with his so-called perfect life and struggling with commitment issues following a disastrous marriage, falls hard for Caitlin.

The relationship does not run smoothly for the self-sacrificing Caitlin, as she learns how to deal with Brodie’s nasty, jealous ex-wife, a muck-raking reporter and intrusive but well-meaning rugby fans. Along the way she makes new friends, and awakens the untapped sensual desires of the woman inside.


“Caitlin did not know how or when it had happened, but her blouse and bra were now undone, leaving her breasts bare to his heated gaze. She loved the way he was looking at her, touching her. She had never gone this far before, and was unprepared for the intensity of her feelings. Oddly, she was not embarrassed at all to be so open to him. She wanted to touch him and tried to pull his jumper up but couldn’t free him of it, so snugly did it fit over his bulging biceps and chest. Brodie pulled the wool garment over his head in one move, and she caught her breath at the sight of his muscled, masculine chest.
Curly, light brown, almost golden hair covered the upper part of his chest, and she couldn’t help notice it tapering down to form a path to his pants waistline and what lay beneath. She explored his chest, getting to know the feel of it, touching the hair and twisting it, brushing her hand across and around his distended nipple. He groaned and before she had taken another shallow breath, she was lying beneath him. He had lifted her off his lap and laid her on the sofa, stretching out next to her with his leg over hers.
Caitlin was unaware of how much time had gone by. All she knew was this man. She wanted to climb right under his skin and needed to feel closer. All the while he touched her and stroked her, and the hardness of his erection pushed into her hip. She wanted to touch him, but he had both her hands held in one of his, lightly pinning them above her head. The other hand was making its way up her skirt—he touched her through her panties. She felt the lips of her vulva swell at his touch. She was so wet she could feel the seep of liquid coming from her body. Unsure, she pulled away from him a little.
“Can I touch you, angel? Feel if you’re all wet for me?” Brodie whispered in her ear, the words both shocking and exciting Caitlin at the same time. “I sure hope you are wet for me. It’ll make me feel so good knowing that you’re as hot for me as I am for you. Trust me, angel, I won’t hurt you. If I do anything that you don’t like or feel comfortable with, just tell me and I’ll stop.”

Author Bio:

Sydney-born Donna Gallagher decided at an early age that life needed be tackled head on. Leaving home at 15 she supported herself through her teen years.

In her twenties she married a professional sportsman, her love of sport -- especially rugby league -- probably overriding her good sense.

The seven-year marriage was an adventure. There were the emotional ups and downs of having a husband with a public profile in a sometimes glamorous but always high-pressure field.

There were always interesting characters to meet and observe and even the opportunity to live for a time in the UK.

Eventually Donna returned home a single woman, but she never lost her passion for watching sport, as well as the people in and around it.

Now happily re-married and with three sons Donna loves coffee mornings with her female friends, sorting through problems from the personal to the international. But she's on even footing with the keenest man when it comes to watching and talking rugby league.
Donna considers herself something of a black sheep in a family of high achievers. Her brother has a doctorate in mathematics and her sister is a well-known sports journalist.

An avid reader, especially of romance, Donna finally found she couldn't stop the characters residing in her imagination from spilling onto paper. Naturally rugby league is the backdrop to her spicy 'League of Love Series' available through UK publisher Total-E-Bound, tales of hunky heroes and spunky heroines overcoming adversity to eventually find true love.  

Buy Link Caitlin's Hero

Donna Gallahger's Website Link

Check out the League of Love Series Books 1 - 5  on Donna's Website for Titles, Release Dates and the all-important Blurbs. And watch for Book 2 Mandy's He-man pre-order release date December 10, 2012

Thank you so much for being here, Donna, you are so much fun! Best of luck with the whole series! Can't wait. Cheers! :)