Saturday, August 24, 2013

Release day - Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings



It's release day for "Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings"! On this occasion, this weekend you can download the prequel "Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul" for free from Amazon!
I am also giving away 3 copies of the new book to 3 lucky commenters on this post.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll enjoy Carly and Robert's new adventure!

Book title: Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings (Book 2)

Prequel: Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul (Book 1) - now available  for free on Amazon US and on Amazon UK

Book genre: Contemporary romance

Book blurb:

After two traumatic years spent with her abusive ex husband, Carly swore that she would never remarry. With a low self-esteem and haunting demons from her past refusing to relinquish their grip, she could hardly confide in men until she met Robert, her handsome boss who managed to sweep her off her feet and show her the time of her life.

With his help, her fears and frustrations became a swell of lust, a wave of desire that aroused her numb senses, restoring her lost confidence and reviving her need for a man’s touch and affection, needs that she had suppressed for such a long time.

Naughty, erotic fantasies are fulfilled while on a well deserved vacation to the Andros Island in the Bahamas, adding more spice to their steamy sex life.

Will Robert manage to convince her to give marriage another chance and start a new chapter in their lives?


“Why are you so afraid that I’m going to leave, anyway?” she asked, running her hand up and down his firm abs. She could feel his muscles contract under her fingertips.

“Because it’s happened before,” he answered in a low, feeble tone.

Carly tilted her head up to look at him, taken aback by his answer. “What?”

“Yes, I’ve been dumped before. After that I could no longer trust women. I refused to get emotionally involved with anyone. It was nothing but no-strings-attached sex for me.”

She took a moment to process his words. “Who would want to leave you? You’re the sweetest, craziest, naughtiest man I’ve ever met and if someone locked me up in here with you for the rest of my life, I’d be more than happy to accept such punishment.” She pressed her lips to the pulse that was pounding in his throat, amazed that a sexy, clever guy like him would have troubles in love. Unable to help herself and feeling the need to erase the unwelcome memories she had stirred, she gave in to the impulse and licked along a damp line up his neck, nipping at his chin on the way. She hoped that the sensual treatment she was giving him was enough to make him put everything behind.

His voice was husky when he spoke, “I guess she had better plans…”

“Nothing could be better than this,” she stated and offered him a scorching kiss, devouring his mouth possessively. It was her turn to make him feel at ease. Determination oozed from every pore of her body, and she did everything she could to make him understand that she had no intention of leaving him.

“When you…showed up…for the job interview…” He tried to speak, but she kept interrupting him with kisses, his own tongue playing with hers with an eroticism that made her head swim and her need for him grow.

“Yes?” she asked, curious to hear what he had to say. She angled her head down and moved her mouth back to his neck, then swept it over the curve of his cheekbones, his stubble tickling her soft lips. Her palms were splayed against his chest and her fingers toyed with his nipples in a way that she knew inflamed him.

Robert let out a low roar and moaned her name unintelligibly, but he seemed to struggle to concentrate. “Carly…the moment I saw you…I was struck by your beauty. You innocent smile was the sweetest thing I had seen. I went home from work that day and nearly crashed the car twice. I couldn’t stop thinking of you. It was not something that I had experienced before and I wasn’t sure how to act. Then…once I found out what had happened to you I got so angry. I wanted you even more. I wanted you so much that I ended up knocking on your door in the middle of the night and asking you to sleep with me. Straightforwardness is my thing, but it was the first time I was doing that with somebody that I really liked. I acted on an impulse because I couldn’t stand one more day without holding you in my arms and loving you like you deserved it. I needed you…badly…”

Carly had stopped her playful assault and was hanging onto every word he was saying to her, their gazes locked in a heated clash. She felt an unusual sensation of weightlessness and the illusion held for a long moment as she stood enthralled by the promise in his eyes. “Any other man who would have showed up at that hour requesting such a thing would have most likely made me call the police. But you…I wanted you too even though I was scared as hell. I still can’t believe I did it. I could not recognize myself. But I do know one thing…that was the most beautiful, hot, sensual, enticing night in my entire life and I’d be more than happy to have nights like that with you for as long as I live.”

Their tender embrace turned to raging passion in the blink of an eye. Desire for one another spiraled higher, pushing away thoughts of the past and the future, lost in their happy place, their bodies yearning to move to the rhythm of a melody only they could hear.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Author Interview - Gray Dixon

Author Interview - Gray Dixon

Today, it is a pleasure to have author Gray Dixon on my blog answering some questions and presenting her latest release, "Master King"!


Emily: Is there a genre that you would never like to try?

Gray: I’d probably never write horror, the kind that makes you not want to go to sleep with the lights off. I don’t like to read or watch it so I know I wouldn’t want to write it!

Emily: Where does your inspiration come from?

Gray:  Where I least expect it. I was at the speech therapist the other day because of a problem I have with my vocal cords. I’ve a dysfunction and the doctor told me a story of one of her other patients and long story short, the circumstance will fit perfectly into one of the other Master’s story-lines. You just never know where the ideas come from.

Emily: What would you be if you weren’t an author? 

Gray: I’m retired from the “day job” and I’ve had quite a number of interesting ones. I’m enjoying writing so to do something else right now doesn’t fit into my life. Ask me in a year. 

Emily: Do you have other passions besides writing?

Gray: I like to do crafts—sewing, knitting, painting. Also like to cook.

Emily: What do you think is the hardest thing about writing?

Gray: Starting, getting the motivation once the idea/inspiration takes hold. 

Emily: Which is your favorite character that you created?

Gray: Probably Mitchell Prince. I’ve had him in every story with more than a walk-on. He has lines! Don’t know why, but I love how dark, and all Dom I made him.

Emily: How do you deal with bad reviews?    

Gray: So far, I haven’t had any bad reviews. The first two books have been well-received. My novella, Cristale’s Awakening, hasn’t received any reviews. I’m just happy people are reading my stories.

Emily:  What was the best review that you received?

Gray: A recent one for Master Prince. “Wow! and again can you say wow? I enjoyed the first book in this series, Master Knight, But Master Prince absolutely blew me away. I couldn’t put Master Prince down.” By Tamara at Smile, Somebody Loves You! This isn’t the entire review, but it was enough. 

Emily: Do you prefer writing series or stand alone books?

Gray: Right now, I’d say the series. There are seven books planned, but new characters are evolving, so who knows, maybe more in the future. I like the series because I can create a world within a world with each story. There’s continuity and the characters are like part of my family too. 

Emily: Do you plan your book carefully before you start writing or do you let yourself go and see where the story takes you?

Gray: After the initial synopsis, I let it go. I tweak with the story-line from the original synopsis, but the “meat” of the story is a pantster methodology.  


                                             Master King
                         Book 3 of the Masters of Tabu series

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, BDSM
Book tagline: Tomorrow, a few new rules have to be put in place, but tonight…he has other plans.
Book blurb:
Jared King has hard rules and plays hard with the submissives at Club Tabu.
Living the high life the way he wants has caused more problems with his family. His kink lifestyle is an embarrassment to the King family name. He refuses to settle down and fall in-line with what his father wants. Then there’s his childhood friend haunting his dreams, but the woman told him she despises him. Deep down, he’d defend her honor and lay down his way of life for her.
Now what?
Bailey Melchor is a boutique owner and daddy’s little girl, except she wants to succeed on her own, not using his money. She’s had one true love, but she can’t stand him. Their one-time hookup turned into a disaster twelve years ago. They meet again at a friend’s wedding, but after too many glasses of champagne, they wake up in bed together. Not Dallas, but Vegas.
Now what?

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“Jared King, if you don’t let me up, I swear I’ll…I’ll…”

“You’ll what, sugar? Scream? Fight me? Divorce me?” He thought he’d throw the last one in to gauge her reaction and maybe see if she’d change her mind about having nothing to do with one another.
“No. Biting might be a good choice considering how close I am to you right now.”
With a defining effort to express his displeasure, he narrowed his eyes and tightened his lips to a thin line. The cold and fierce expression he’d used innumerable times to bring a sub back in line always worked. He didn’t expect her to react in such a violent, demonstrative manner and needed to nip that attitude quick. He leaned into her and spoke with a firm, monotone voice.
“Oh, sugar, I strongly suggest you not even try if you don’t want the same done back to you. Your punishment would be extreme to say the least.” He stood his ground, fists gripped tight on her upper arms, sliding his left hand to her shoulder and squeezing. The reminder of his bite from last night would emphasize his point. “Bailey, you’ve known me a long time. I’m a nice guy, but I don’t care if we’re old friends. You don’t threaten me like that. You understand? I will not—”
“Punishment? I’d like to see you try, mister. I’ll have you know I’m a black belt.”
He let out a throaty laugh. “I bet you do have one and blinged out with diamonds too.” The hold he had around her upper arms tightened. He didn’t mind a little feistiness from his woman, but threats of bodily harm he never, ever tolerated without consequences.
“Oh, you arrogant—”
“Go ahead and try and see what happens. As a matter of fact, I may just do it anyway. Disrespecting your husband is unacceptable behavior.”
“Let me go. You may think you’re my husband because you put a ring on my finger, but that was a mistake we’ll fix damn quick! I also might’ve slept in the same bed and done a few things I can’t remember last night, but that doesn’t mean it will happen again. Now, let me go so I can sit down like the captain said.”
He stared her down and then the pressure of her mouth came down on his groin, but not enough to cause pain. Defiant little vixen. A low growl came from the back of his throat. In slow motion, he released her arms and fisted a hand in her hair, pulling her head back. His eyes narrowed to slits. “That’s it, Bailey, Mr. Nice Guy has left the building.”
He grabbed her under her arms, lifted her in one swift move, spun her around, and yanked her over his knee.
“What are you doing, Jared? Let me up!” She kicked and flailed her legs and arms, but his strength was too much for her to fight against. “You can’t do this. Stop!”  
“I’m not sure you’ll enjoy this, sugar, but I don’t care because I plan to take pleasure in every minute.” He slipped his leg around hers and pinned them between the seat and his calves. He grabbed her wrists and held them with one hand. With his free hand he snatched the hem of her dress and scrunched the fabric up to her upper thighs. He slid his palm along her flesh, stopping short of her hip. “Hmm, no panties? Perfect.”


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