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Thursday 30 October 2014

Happy Halloween! Join me for Shivers and Tingles and Bite Marks, OH MY! with the bewitching @lily_harlem #vampires #shifters

Happy Halloween My Pretties! 

I'm thrilled and chilled to be celebrating All Hallows Eve with the lovely Lily Harlem who has dipped her toe into the paranormal abyss with equally naughty and blood-thirsty results. Come sit by the fire, grab some cider, put your back to the wall and join us for some spine-tingling fun...
Have You Been Bitten Yet?
By Lily Harlem

Thanks so much for inviting me over today, HK. I’ve brought with me some hot vampires and seriously sexy shifters! My two newest releases are Bite Mark and Claw Mark – do read Bite Mark first! – and I’m very excited about my first dally into paranormal erotic romance. I’ve mixed my supernatural heroes with one of my other favourite sub genres – ménage a trois - because I’m never one to say three is a crowd! Right since the start of my writing career throwing a plus one into the bedroom has been a bit of a habit of mine.

There is something about ménage a trois relationships that really sparks my imagination. I love the dynamics and the endless possibility for conflicts, sexy positions and happy ever after’s. Throw in fangs and claws and I had a great time writing these books.

I also adore setting my books in London – Bite Mark starts off there – it’s my most favourite city and I try and get there every couple of months for shopping, or dinner or meeting up with friends and family. It was one of these trips, in December 2012, that I had the idea for Bite Mark. Mr H and I were in the Smithfield region which is very central, just outside the meat market, which by the way has been operating as such for over 800 years. Mr H had a meeting and I found myself a corner spot in The Butchers Hook and Cleaver to wile away an hour and watch the world go by. 

But it wasn’t a happy, bright people watching morning. No. It was dark and dank, the fog lay heavy in the air –pea soup Londoner’s call it – and it was hard to see anyone until they were right up close. Figures moved about in the distance, eerily, the lights were still on despite it being daytime and the car headlights were just fudges of brightness.

In the mist I spotted a man, not one of the market workers or even one of the hospital staff that whizz around the area (it’s right next to St Bartholemew's Hospital, a huge place that has many outbuildings). He walked tall, slower than the other people I’d seen, and he had on a hat and carried a cane. He looked out of place, but not majorly so, maybe only to me and my imagination. I began to think of him, as he moved from one end of the market to another shrouded in mist, as a vampire. Perhaps, I wondered, he liked to hang out around the meat. Maybe the scent of blood to him was like us visiting a pretty summer garden to smell the flowers.

And that was it. I was off on a story about The Worshipful Company of the Ancient Order, a secret group of vampires who live in central London with HRH The Queen’s permission and a young butcher girl, Beatrice searching for a missing friend.

When I reached the end of Bite Mark, my two vampires and Bea find themselves lurching into another drama. This time The Carlton Pack, a group of dangerous shifters, are involved as is an evil vampire who is after Bea’s rare Bombay Blood . Claw Mark was born as I had to tell Isaac and Caleb’s story too. They’re great and it’s definitely hard to choose a favourite, vampires or shifters? I hope you’ll check out these two paranormal novels. They’re getting a great response from Amazon readers already. There is a bit more information below. And if you find yourself free on Halloween why not join The Brit Babes for some spooky fun at our Facebook Shivers and Tingles Party! There will be steamy excerpts, sexy pics, raunchy gossip and a contest or two. Hope to see you there.

Lily x 

Bite Mark

Life in London as a butcher girl is hard enough, but when my best friend Denny went missing it became miserable. So stumbling into the Worshipful Company of the Ancient Order while searching for him was like a breath of fresh air. Especially because sexy, sophisticated Aimery promised to help me.

But Aimery’s friend Ryle wanted in on the action. My head was spinning, my body reacting to theirs whenever they were around. But I had questions: What was their obsession with my rare blood type? How did they always appear when I needed them? And how old were they?

Learning the truth about my lovers brought new fears and delights. They could take me higher than I’d ever gone before, show me pleasures I’d never imagined and were prepared to kill to protect me. Being mortal had never been so much erotic fun—or so deliciously dangerous.

Claw Mark

This book is a sequel to Bite Mark; to ensure full enjoyment of this book, please read Bite Mark first.

Being married to two sexy vampires is as exciting as it is dangerous. One minute I’m on top of the world, the next I’m running for my life. But it’s okay with Aimery and Ryle at my side—they’ve sworn to love and protect me and keep me satisfied until I’m old and tray.

But when everything crashes down, literally, I can see no way out of the darkness—death my best option. Until two unusual men come bounding to my aid.

Gentle Caleb and prickly Isaac have secrets. They’re full of passion, desire, love and lust and their isolated lives are weaved with mystery. But I know what they are. I’m also craving some serious satisfying, a distraction from my dilemma, and it seems these guys are up for the job.

Will my life always be turbulent, terrifying and tempting beyond belief? Nothing is certain in a world of vampires and shifters.


              Lily Bio

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning, best-selling author of contemporary erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including Ellora's Cave, HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Xcite and Sweetmeats Press. Her Hot Ice series regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.

Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse, draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot and Scored have been blessed with many 5* reviews since their release.

Her novel, Breathe You In, a super-sexy romance with a twist that will not only heat you up but stay with you for years to come, was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2013.

Lily also co-authors with Natalie Dae and publishes under the name Harlem Dae - check out the Sexy as Hell Box Set available exclusively on Amazon - The Novice, The Player and The Vixen - and That Filthy Book which has been hailed as a novel 'every woman should read'.

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!

Lily Links

Happy Halloween!

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Sunday 26 October 2014

WE STAND ON GUARD—Do Not Mistake Our Passiveness for Weakness #Canada #GloriousandFree

Out of respect, I have sort of avoided social media this week, except for the things I am obligated or promised others I would do.  I also took the time to try and work out my own profound sadness and anger and collect my thoughts over the tragic events that have taken place over the last week and shaken us, as Canadians. I wrote a three page rambling diatribe while weeping one minute, fuming the next, but in the end decided to honour the men we've lost instead of sharing my scattered thoughts, the gist of which I have captured in the title of this post.

Parliament Hill – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot and killed while on honorary guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. He was a Hamilton reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment and the father of a kindergarten-aged son.

The following photo was taken just minutes before the incident. Wednesday morning, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo stood stoically in front of the National War Memorial standing guard over the tomb of the unknown soldier with his fellow guard. This is an honoured position. Two others were also injured during the shoot out. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just days before this senseless tragedy, on Monday October 20th

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was killed after being struck in a targeted hit-and-run attack in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. He was a 28-year veteran of the Canadian Forces. On that day, his partner was also injured.

I would like to extend on behalf of my family, our deepest condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton, and also the family and colleagues of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. And keeping the other injured parties in our thoughts and prayers as they recuperate and heal. Our Nation is in mourning for these brave soldiers lost to these senselessness acts of cowardice. 

We Will Never Forget. God Bless. 

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. 
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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Kathy Cirillo, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's mother, follows the casket carrying her son, two days after he was shot dead by a gunman while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Back in the arms of his regiment in Hamilton 


Saturday 25 October 2014

#MySexySaturday Happy Sexy #Halloween—We're Really Not Alone

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Happy Sexy Halloween

A Sexy Halloween ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #MSSAuthors

Welcome to the 65th week of  My Sexy Saturday.
This week’s theme is a sexy Halloween. What is more sexy than Halloween? We love witches, goblins and everything that this day has come to mean. Of course, for some it’s Samhain and that’s cool too. We just love things that go bump in the night.

This week I'm sharing  an excerpt from the first book in the 
Lustful Possession Series : Meet Me in the Dark
Release Date: Winter... 
(more specifically...your guess is as good as mine)

Meet Me in the Dark : Lustful Possession Series Book One

Crishtin Davenport thought she was attending a simple Halloween eventA good scare to get the blood pumping. But instead she finds her pulse racing over one of the event’s organizers.

Josh Hewes loves nothing more than investigating paranormal activity, but after meeting Crishtin the only thing he wants to explore is her.

However, getting to know one another takes an unexpected turn when some randy spirits get in on the act.

Crish and Josh are inexplicably drawn into a heady web of desire and want nothing more than to possess each other. But they’re not the only ones.

Be careful what you invite in to play…


“Wow, we’re really not alone, are we?”

“My expert opinion, no we are not alone. My senses are buzzing, but let’s find out. Mr. or Mrs. Allen? Congressman Peterson? If anyone is here with us, could you make yourself known?”

All of a sudden Crishtin's flashlight dimmed, then went out.

“Ha, there goes the other one.” Josh chuckled. “Keep an eye out. If we're lucky we might catch an orb.”

“God, it’s so dark,” she commented. “I can’t see a thing? Can you?” In the darkness, she noted the bedsprings creaking again.

“Here, take my hand.”

Trusting, she reached into the dark abyss. “Oh, your hand is so cold.” And it was, but that electric current of awareness when they touched was warming her right down to her toes. It was just more of the same humming sensation she’d been experiencing ever since she'd entered the house.
Now in a crouch position, Josh gave her a little tug and helped her stand. “Then why don’t you come here and warm me up, darlin’?”

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I hope you enjoyed this week's excerpt and sneak peek. Don't forget to check out the other MSS authors from the linky list below.
Have a Sexy Saturday!

Friday 24 October 2014

Romancing Christmas Cover Reveal: 10 Holiday Love Stories—Coming November 3 #HolidayRomance

Romancing Christmas 
10 Love Stories to Spice up the Holidays

Multi-author boxed set
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Holiday Romance

Cover Artist:
Bella Media Management
Do you like your Christmas nice...or a little naughty? Bring the season into your heart with love stories to match your mood. This boxed set from 10 of today’s hottest romance authors will warm your heart even on the coldest night.

Just 99 Cents for a limited time!

~~Preorder Links~~


Barnes & Noble

Apple iBooks


Add it to Goodreads


Join the ROMANCING CHRISTMAS authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EASTERN TIME).

Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

~~Novellas included in set~~
USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer ~ Broken Protocols 3.5 

Award-winning author H.D. Thomson ~ Shades of Holly

Chantel Rhondeau ~ Season For Love

Award-winning author Leslie Lynch ~ Christmas Hope

Award-winning author Sandy Loyd ~ A Christmas Miracle
Website: www.sandyloyd.com

Barbara Lohr ~ The Salty Carmel Christmas 

Website: www.BarbaraLohrAuthor.com

Marcia James ~ Heating Up the Holidays

Carolyn Hughey ~ Insanity Claus  
Website: www.carolynhughey.com

Tallulah Grace ~ A Family for Christmas 

Website: http://www.tallulahgrace.com

Rachelle Ayala A Father for Christmas

~~Preorder Links~~

Wednesday 22 October 2014

#ReleaseDay Blitz Claiming Carlos @RachelleAyala @onceupon_acrush

"Sexy & hilarious foodie romance -- too hot in the kitchen."

Enjoyed Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco. See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos.

Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco.
See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos. 

Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends
forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant.
When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls
head over heels and gets a makeover.

Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. When Johnny launches a full
scale change on the menu, Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming
Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to
doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and
steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.

love scenes and language. Suitable for readers 18+.


[Cooking Fantasies]

“Explain this.” He kisses beneath my ear, his lips caressing the sensitive spot behind my jaw. He lets go of my neck and his hand wanders down to my waist.

The music pounds out front, and my body relaxes into the heat surrounding me. I close my eyes and inhale his scent. Nothing makes sense. But I can’t think, not when his lips are nibbling my neck and his fingers trailing sparks from my waist to the area between my legs.

I’m helpless in his embrace, and when his fleshy lips tickle the corner of my mouth, I tilt my head toward him. Sparks of excitement pulse in my chest.

Don’t think, Choco. Let it go, for now. It won’t be long. Seize this moment.

I take the last breath of my life and lock onto his lips, tugging his hand to my breasts, willing my recurring dream into reality. I’m trapped in a shiny, deluxe restaurant kitchen with a celebrity chef. He dips his tongue into chocolate whiskey pots de crème and licks the line between my lips. I eagerly sweep the taste from his mouth into mine, sucking the tangy, bittersweet aroma from his breath.
I can’t get enough of it. He’s so much of a man, so hard, strong, edgy, rough. And he’s not complaining, he’s moaning, hands and fingers busy over my stretchy red-hot slut dress.


Rachelle Ayala is an author
of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her
heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging
stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

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http://eepurl.com/lR5kv and find her books at online retailers Amazon,
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Apple iBookstore, and more.

Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love
Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love,
Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos

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