First Kiss: Fired Up by Anna Durand

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Fired Up
Author: Anna Durand
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

He sets women ablaze, but the only one he needs may be fireproof.

Humiliated by her cheating ex, control freak Mel Thompson has resolved to avoid sex and romance. But her plans skid off the rails on her birthday, when she overindulges in champagne and tries to seduce her best friend, Adam Caras, exposing her long-repressed attraction to him. She’s determined to remain just friends, but her erotic fantasies have other ideas…

Firefighter Adam Caras has seduced more women than he’d ever admit to, earning the nickname the Arsonist, thanks to his explosive sensuality. Unfortunately, he realized he’s in love with his best friend Mel five minutes after she hooked up with her sleazebag ex. For two years, he’s kept his true feelings a secret. His libido, on the other hand…not so easy to rein in. Now that she’s free, he has a plan of his own. He’ll win her heart the only way he knows how–in bed–by employing every weapon in his lady-killer arsenal.

As best friends become lovers, they must risk everything for a chance at happiness. If they can overcome their past mistakes before it tears them apart…

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

His hand on her hip glided down, cupping her ass. “I’m going to kiss you. Now. If you don’t want it, walk away.”

Moving his head, he forced her to tip her head back to see him as he ran his tongue across his front teeth, back and forth, back and forth, and for a heart-stopping second she wondered if he was imagining exploring her with that tongue.

“Adam—”

“Leave, or I’m kissing you.” Continue reading

First Kiss: The Nullifier by Erin M. Leaf

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
Title: The Nullifier
Author: Erin M. Leaf
Genre: Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Romance Suspense/Mystery
Publication Date: November 29, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

Contract killer Felix Zamaro isn’t looking for love—at his age, all he wants to do is retire. When he interrupts a robbery-in-progress, he stumbles into a mess: Nick Banner is in town to help his sister kick her loser boyfriend to the curb.

Nick never thought he’d meet a hot-as-hell assassin in the middle of a random coffee run, but watching Felix take down a couple of thieves in a crappy gas station has him questioning his rule against playing with straight guys.

When Felix’s next mark turns out to be none other than the boyfriend of Nick’s sister, all hell breaks loose. When Nick moves into the house next door to Felix, both men think fate is messing with them. However, it’s Nick’s unexpected career choice that really throws Felix off his game, and for a killer, that could be a fatal mistake.

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

Four hours later, the soft sounds of Nick’s slow breathing sounded in Felix’s head like a metronome of doom. “Fuck,” he whispered, not for the first time. He’d already been to the bathroom twice, once to take a piss, and once to try to deal with the arousal that seemed to simmer along his nerves. He’d jacked off fast and furious, but almost as soon as he’d climbed back into bed, his erection had returned. He’d give it five more minutes, and then if he couldn’t fall asleep, he’d go outside and walk the perimeter. At least he could do something useful with this excess energy.

“Can’t sleep?” Nick murmured, rolling over.

Felix grunted. What the fuck was wrong with him? Just the sound of Nick’s low, sleepy voice sparked another surge of heat.

“Still trying to convince yourself that you’re straight?” Nick asked, sounding more awake. Continue reading

#TRRparty #Featured #Book Guide Me by Chelsea Brighton

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Joseph Slade’s erotic toy business needs an injection of funds—fast. He finds a muse, instead, at an exclusive art gallery in Manhattan. All buttoned up, and sexy as hell, Annie Cavanaugh is an unexpected delight. She’s also the widow of the multi-millionaire who promised to invest in his company. When he discovers his prim and proper tour guide has one of his handcrafted toys, and no idea how to use it, he can’t believe his luck. She already melts at a look or a touch. He takes her to a gentlemen’s club, where the thrill of being watched makes her burn; adding a blindfold and restraints sets her on fire.

Although he’s pushing her a little farther each time they scene, her innocent curiosity shows no sign of abating. She seems fascinated by his diverse range of sex aids, and the fetish furniture in his artist’s studio. With the right incentive, he’s certain she’ll bankroll his new range of erotic jewelry. If she acts as the company’s spokesperson, they’ll take the world by storm. If she steals his designs, he’ll lose his heart as well as his livelihood.

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book Catching Dragos by Gail Koger

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Everyone calls Mariah Smith the Judge. No, she doesn’t wear a black robe or sit on a bench. She provides a unique service to those who have been wronged. She’s an expert in paybacks both psychic and magical.

Mariah’s next target is the famous supermodel Fabian. Smoking hot body, the face of an Italian sinner and dumb as a rock. His crime? Sticky fingers. The man whore makes millions of dollars a year, but can’t resist seducing elderly women out of their jewelry? How does she resist all that tanned, male perfection and unmask Fabian as the gigolo he truly is?

Mariah soon discovers Mister Sticky fingers isn’t quite as dim-witted as he acts. He’s actually the Dragos clan’s top demon hunter who is stealing back magical artifacts that open gateways to hell. Now that she’s attracted Fabian’s attention, he’s determined to possess her and her magical abilities.

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book Strategic Alliance by Vanessa Liebe

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Witches and vampires must unite in order to fight their common enemy, the fraklov demons. The last thing Princess Isabelle wants to do is marry Prince Lucian, but the survival of both their races depends on it. Isabelle is determined to fight Lucian every step of the way, and he is just as reluctant to wed. Then they meet… Strategic Alliance is the intensely passionate beginning of Vanessa Liebe’s new fantasy romance series, The Witchpyre Legacy.

Isabelle is a witch princess and far from impressed when she is told that she must marry a vampire prince in order to secure a strategic alliance with the undead; without help from the vampires, witch covens face extinction at the hands of the fraklov demons. The same is true for the vampire covens.

Isabelle agrees to the marriage for the sake of survival but she resolves to fight the vampire prince every step of the way. That resolve is severely tested, however, when she sneaks into the prince’s room to discover exactly what she is up against and sees Prince Lucian for the first time.

Prince Lucian is also against the arranged marriage and extremely reluctant to be marrying a witch. When his vampiric sense of smell detects an intruder in his room, the prince is highly insulted and is determined to locate and punish the intruder. His plans for the intruder change though, when he meets the princess and discovers it is her. Suddenly marriage to the witch doesn’t seem quite so distasteful.

Content Notes: Intense, Voyeurism, Violence, Light BDSM, Sexual Assault, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Action, Adventure, Demons, Magic, Witches

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book In His Keeping: Taken by Mia Frances

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Out of work and on the verge of being homeless, Sylvie Jenkins is desperate. Her desperation leads her to take a job with a reclusive writer living in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She’s never heard of Connor Hudson, but the man is offering her room, board, and an extremely generous salary. How bad could he be? Sylvie is shocked to learn that she might not know who Connor Hudson is, but millions of readers do, scarfing up the books he writes under various pseudonyms. And Connor’s not just a bestselling author. He’s a billionaire entrepreneur whose publishing and media empires span the globe.

Her new employer is a drop-dead gorgeous hunk, but he’s also surly, dominating, and demanding. He’s accustomed to being obeyed and kowtowed to, but he soon discovers that his feisty new assistant refuses to do either. Sylvie thinks he’s an arrogant, condescending jackass! Connor is shocked that this little imp isn’t cowed by his wealth, power, and position. That fascinates him. The Dom in him is determined to have her…and her obedience and submission as well. Naive and nerdy, Sylvie mistakes sex for love. But Connor can’t love her. He’s keeping secrets: dark and dangerous secrets. He says he’s incapable of love. But as the body count begins to rise, you can’t help but wonder…is he capable of murder?

IN HIS KEEPING Book #1 TAKEN is an erotic romance murder mystery thriller with a cliff-hanger ending. The story continues in Book #2 BANISHED and concludes in Book #3 CLAIMED.

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book Charmed by Jacey Holbrand

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The Glorious Guild of Lady Windsurfer, 2

Charm knows how to get what she wants, but when faced with opposition, she tends to make bad choices. After a plan to subdue a Rullix goes wrong, Charm forces her way into two Auraths’ lives. They have a ship after all and can help her escape Earth and the Rullix.

Step-brothers, Thorne and Wade, are discussing Earth and mates when Charm dives into their presence. Each man believes her to be the partner he’s been waiting for. The men allow her passage in their spaceship, but are shot down by the Rullix and crash in a canyon.

Charm finds them sanctuary, yet even in the middle of nowhere, she still gets into trouble. Thorne and Wade have to figure out how to travel to Aurath before Charm’s bad choices lead to their demise.

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), anal sex

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book Dream Across Time by C.R. Moss

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A woman in love. A ghost in need. A man possessed.

Evelyn Sheridan is in love with Raritan Manor Ranch’s resident ghost, Quinn, but can only experience his embrace in her dreams.

Quinn VanAlder, who doesn’t realize he’s a ghost, loves Eve and wishes she’d stop saying they can’t be together.

While at the ranch, Alex VanAlder arrives for a visit, and Evelyn’s hopes rise. Perhaps she will be able to have a real relationship after all. Alex, though, has no interest in Evelyn. Yet, every time the house cat, Myrddin, comes around, Alex feels like a man possessed and wants Eve with a passion.

Caught between loving a ghost and putting up with a man who can’t make up his mind, Evelyn is at a loss. Can the magic of the ranch help Evelyn to stop being caught between two worlds?

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#TRRparty #Featured #Book Surviving Sydney by Shelby Kent-Stewart

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Sydney Forrest has secrets. A forensic scientist for a clandestine international firm by day, by night she assumes whatever identity is necessary to search for those who are lost, the ones time has forgotten.

**For Readers 18 years and older**

Returning to the states from a two-month assignment in Bahrain, Jordan Dunham wants answers. A mysterious disc has shown up, one which could ultimately blow their cover and endanger Sydney’s life. As much as he wants answers, there’s something he wants even more, Sydney, the enigmatic beauty always just beyond his grasp.

When she narrowly escapes an attempt on her life, Dunham will use everything in his military and professional background to keep her safe and draw on everything in his emotional arsenal to make her his.

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