Would you give into temptation?

Temptations are all around us. I’m tempted to eat the chocolate bar in our candy drawer. I’m tempted to sleep in during the week. I’m tempted to tell some people what I really think of them. 🙂 But I don’t give into any of those temptations. Why? Because in most cases there are consequences. Consequences I’m not willing to suffer for the sake of a few moments of pleasure.

When I was in my twenties and single I ran into temptation when I went out with my friends. Bars are great places to unwind, dance, have a few drinks. Not so great for meeting your soul mate. I’m not saying it isn’t possible to meet your soul mate at a bar. I know people who have. It’s just not the best place. Back then I romanticized everything but I was also realistic. I was tempted to give into the guys who just wanted in my pants but I didn’t give in. The consequences weren’t worth the pleasure.

When is it good to give into temptation? When the consequences are something you can handle. If I eat that chocolate bar I can mitigate the consequences by spending more time in the pool. When I can afford it, I always give into the temptation to buy a book. Yes, this post is about my latest release – Tempted to Sin 🙂 The temptation is subtle in each of the stories but the characters do have to make a choice. To give into what they want or not. And to accept the consequences.

On sale for 99 cents for a limited time! The price is going up to full price after Easter.

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Would you be tempted?

Each of the stories includes some sort of temptation. Sometimes giving into temptation is a bad idea. But sometimes it’s a great idea.

In Satisfaction Guaranteed a wannabe succubus meets her match for her last assignment: The college boyfriend who broke her heart.

In Scale Deep a reporter learns more than she bargained for when she discovers that dragons are real… and they walk among us.

In School Bites a woman bumps into her high school crush at a reunion. Curiously he hasn’t aged a day in 15 years. When the bodies start turning up she finds out why.

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Sweet, sexy dreams!

 

Keira

It’s Cold Outside – Bring on the Heat!

IMG_7847When it looks like this outside you need something to keep you warm. Sure, hot chocolate is good. Warm blanket and slippers can help. My cat sitting on my lap is always welcome. But how about a sizzling hot read?

The first “episode” in my Keyes Manor series (a fictional television show on a fictional network) is in this box set. It’s a great bargain right now at $0.99!

 

 

 

 

BringOnTheHeat_BoxSet_flatBring On the Heat – 10 stories for .99 for a limited time!
A scorching collection from ten of today’s hottest authors…over 250,000
words of steamy stories!

Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley
BDSM. Submission. Spanking. Skye thought one night with the perfect
Dominant might purge these dark desires from her system. But Adam has other
ideas…and soon all he can think of is breaking Skye—and keeping her for
himself.

Caught by Cassandra Carr
Callie left her Dominant, Jack, three years ago, believing he’d never love
her. Yet when their paths cross, she agrees to submit to him and is drawn
deep into Jack’s world once more. This time, Jack knows he needs to
overcome his fears and claim Callie forever or lose everything.

An Indecent Proposition, Part I & Part II by Stephanie Julian
One woman. Two men. Half a million dollars. One very indecent
proposition…

Burned, Dragos Book 1 by Amber Kallyn
When Calla, a dragon shifter, heads to a sleepy mountain town to
investigate their arson outbreak, she doesn’t expect to find the dark
dragon who killed her mother, or her destined mate. Firefighter Scott
O’Neil can’t fight their burning attraction, even after he finds out what
she is, and the shocking secret of his own past.

Laundry Day by Keira Kohl
Carmela Keyes runs an apartment complex with fun and sex games. Despite her
curious nature she never partakes in the Keyes Manor Saturday night key
parties. She’s got her sights set on Declan McLean to join her own private
laundry day party. Clothing prohibited.

Cherry Tune-up by Adriana Kraft
Desperate for a crash course in lovemaking, Bobbi Jo Martin seeks out her
childhood best friend. A successful contractor with NASCAR dreams, Jack Day
has never forgotten her—but how will he protect his heart? In a moment of
sheer genius he decides to play the role of master…

Riding Rodeo by Emma Lai
The last person Amanda Goodson expected to walk into her bakery was Sean
Cassidy, the bareback bronc rider who rode her hard one night and left
without a good-bye the next day. A nasty hang up ended Sean’s career and
left him with nothing but time to contemplate his past sins—the most
damning one being walking out on Amanda, the one woman he couldn’t forget
once outside the bedroom. Searching out Amanda to right the biggest mistake
of his life, he finds he has competition. Never one to back down from a
challenge, he offers to fulfill her fantasy of riding two cowboys. At the
end of the night, will Amanda decide riding Rodeo is worth the risk to her
heart?

Clockwork Captive by Anh Leod
Enslaved in a gentlemen’s club by a fiendish clockwork device, Liza knows
she has few options…until the night she recognizes Brace. Though he has
no idea they share a secret, he must possess her, and replace her scars
with sexual healing. Rescuing the captive will make her his forever.

First Kiss by Ann Mayburn
Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and
lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma, but now she’s a
pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her
reluctant heart, one night at a time.

Jingle Ball, More the Merrier Book 1 by Cari Quinn
All receptionist Wendy Stanton wants for Christmas is a chance for a
relationship with her sexy, dominant boss outside the boardroom. But his
secrets—and hot encounters including her other boss—are complications she
never expected.

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Sweet, sexy dreams!

 

Keira

Shelley Munro Interviews her character Julia Maxwell: Secretary Turned Strip Club Owner

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have Shelley Munro interviewing her character Julia Maxwell.

Here’s Shelley!

Today I’m interviewing Julia Maxwell. You might have met Julia before in The Bottom Line, the story where her friend Maggie hooked up with another of their friends Connor. Past Regrets is Julia’s story, and we’re in for a ride…

SHELLEY: Welcome, Julia. Tell us a little about yourself.

JULIA: Hi. As Shelley mentioned I’m friends with Maggie and Connor. I met them, along with our other two friends Susan and Christina, at Barker & Johnson where I work—used to work—as a secretary.

SHELLEY: Used to work?

JULIA: *Laughs* My mother owns a club on K’ Road called The Last Frontier. It’s in trouble since Mum has health problems and the manager she hired ran off with most of the takings. I’ve decided to take over the management role.

SHELLEY: You have experience in running a club?

JULIA: I used to work at the club and have a good idea of what constitutes a decent place. Of course we desperately need a spruce up. The place is looking a bit tired these days.

SHELLEY: Wait, you used to work there? What did you do?

JULIA: *glares* I was a stripper and earned the money to pay for my education. The minute I finished my secretarial training, I left the club.

SHELLEY: Okaay. Moving on. I’ve heard a rumor that you’re getting a divorce. I didn’t even know you were married.

JULIA: I don’t want to talk about it.

SHELLEY: So the rumors are true.

JULIA: Shelley, do you have experience with a stripper pole. I’m looking for new dancers.

SHELLEY: I’m a writer. I’m too busy dealing with Susan and her farmer. Things will fall apart if I’m not there to control my cast of characters.

JULIA: You should hurry with Susan’s story. I need her back in Auckland since she’s one of my best dancers.

SHELLEY: Duly noted. So who is Ryan?

JULIA: A cheatin’ scumbag liar. I refuse to talk about him.

SHELLEY: But I understand he’s part of the story in Past Regrets.

JULIA:  *stands* I’m not going to waste time talking about Ryan. I have better things to do.

SHELLEY: Such as?

JULIA: I’m meeting the girls at the pub for margaritas. *she strides from the room*

SHELLEY: She’s a bit touchy about that Ryan, don’t you think? I think there’s something going on there—some past history about to see the light. I guess I’ll have to wait to learn the truth.

PAST REGRETS, due out 10 September from Samhain Publishing.

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Here’s the blurb for Past Regrets:

PastRegrets72webNever look back…unless that’s where your heart belongs.

Julia Maxwell was a seize-the-moment party girl until the night she spent with up-and-coming rocker Ryan Callander. From that moment, she was a one-man woman. Pity he hasn’t kept with the program.

Tired of the secrets that have kept her out of the press and Ryan’s fans happy, angry with mounting evidence of infidelity, Julia is older, wiser, and determined to divorce his cheatin’ ass.

Ryan’s long European tour had more than its share of hard knocks—one of which landed on his head when he was mugged. Divorce papers waiting for him at home are a shock that fills in some of the holes in his sketchy memory. But it could be too late to salvage his marriage.

If Ryan thinks flirtatious smiles, seductive touches, and hot-and-heavy kisses are going to smooth things over, Julia’s got a hammer with his name on it. To her surprise, he picks it up, determined to rebuild a bright future for both of them. But the past is lurking with some missing pieces that could bring their hearts crashing down.

Warning: Contains a pissed ex-stripper turned burlesque dancer, a bunch of nosy friends and a smooth-talking rocker with one thing on his mind. Stripper poles and skimpy costumes may be involved.

Purchase links:

Samhain Publishing http://store.samhainpublishing.com/past-regrets-p-72998.html

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CZ8MCII

Shelley Munro – Bio

Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.

Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at the links below:

WEBSITE: http://www.shelleymunro.com
BLOG: http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ShelleyMunroAuthor
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/ShelleyMunro
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/ShelleyMunro
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/ShelleyMunro

Keira here again.

Loved the interview, Shelley. And I’m intrigued. I like to read books with strip clubs because I used to work in one as a bartender.

Sweet, sexy dreams.

Keira

Why Alexandra writes erotic romance

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I have Alexandra Anthony talking about why she writes erotic romance with a blurb for her book.

Here’s Alexandra!

When I first decided to write professionally, I knew two things: I wanted to write an erotic romance and I wanted to write about vampires.  So why not combine the two?  To me, vampires exude raw sexuality and without the burden of writing those fade to black sex scenes, I had a lot of freedom with my writing.

I currently write two paranormal erotic romance series: The Vampire Destiny Series and The Dark Hart Chronicles.  When I had the ‘a-ha’ moment for my idea for Tempted, I thought it would be so much fun to combine the world of rock ‘n’ roll AND sexy vampires.  And since my vampires are day walkers, I don’t have that pesky problem of my vamps dying for the day (which gives me a lot more time for my characters to get frisky).

Erotic romance books are not for everyone.  But for me, I can’t imagine writing anything else!

Book Blurb:

546170_310961182338675_1891104345_nWhen personal assistant Savannah Wood lands a dream job with up and coming rock star Nick Hart, it seems too good to be true. He’s devastatingly handsome, reserved and charming…but he has a secret he’s determined to keep.

Their attraction to one another is immediate and Savannah is determined to keep a professional relationship between them. She’s been burned before and has no desire to reopen old wounds.

The lines between professional and personal begin to blur when Savannah finds out Nick’s secret: he’s a century old vampire with a painful past. He’s also hesitant to open himself up to her, yet they find their temptation to one another is stronger than either can resist.

The paparazzi, a string of murders and cryptic, ominous letters threaten their budding relationship. Will their attraction and love be enough to keep them together…or will it tear them apart?

*This is an erotic, romantic book. It contains sexy vampires, graphic language, adult content and situations that aren’t for the faint of heart or those 18 and under.  Consider yourself warned.*

About Alexandra Anthony:  

Alexandra Anthony is an independent author of two romantic, erotic book series: The Vampire Destiny Series and The Dark Hart Chronicles.  Both series feature sexy vampires to die for, steamy scenes and twists and turns in her character’s many adventures.  Her books are not for the faint of heart.

She was most recently featured in USA Today in an article by Joyce Lamb titled, “It’s time to put some Paranormal Activity into your Reading” and was listed under Self-Published/Indie Authors for her most recent release, ‘Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4)’.

Website: www.alexandra-anthony.com
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/authoralexandraanthony
Facebook Book Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheVampireDestinySeriesByAlexandraAnthony
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/AlexAnthony80
Blog: www.alexandraanthony.wordpress.com

Keira here again!

Thanks so much for being here Alexandra.  The book sounds interesting. Must check it out.

Sweet sexy dreams.

 

Keira

Late 19th Century pregnancy corsets

Welcome to a new feature on my blog! Guest bloggers! Today I have Seven McBay talking about corsets. But not any corsets. Pregnancy corsets.

Here’s Seven!

First, I’d like to thank Keira Kohl for letting me visit with her and her readers on her blog. Great fun to be here! And now, without further ado:

Late-19th-Century Pregnancy Corsets

If there is one thing that men found sexy in the late 1800s, it was the female hourglass figure. By mid-century, gone were the Edwardian gowns that cinched in under the breasts and fell to the floor like shapeless nightgowns (think Jane Austen). By mid-century on, women strove to show their curves and to create them where they had none. Women’s fashion played around with corsets and bustles each decade, always trying to achieve that perfectly alluring figure. (Even the Edwardian women wore corsets, but they were designed to make the woman into a column from under the breasts straight down.)

By the 1860s, there were crinolines and hoopskirt cages along with the mandatory wasp-waist corset. By the 1880s, the hoopskirt gave way to a bustle, which still gave everything below the waist a generous roundness, especially the derriere. Yet despite the changes in dress shape that went on below the waist, the corset didn’t change much from 1776 to 1876.

Flaring hips, wasp-like waist, and thrusting breasts—the corset’s effectiveness rivaled that of any modern girdle and push-up bra. Not only did it make women look great in their clothes, the corset looked pretty darn sexy after the man removed all the other layers (sometimes up to 13 lbs. of layers). He could feast his eyes on his woman in nothing but pantaloons or drawers, stockings, and a corset. That usually led to amorous congress (that’s sexual relations to you and me).

At that point, the woman might find herself in a certain condition, enceinte, or with child. What to do about keeping that lovely figure? Naturally, women turned to the pregnancy corset. This wasn’t designed to offer support though they needed it. Their stomachs had been trussed from an early age in whale bone stays and leather (among other corset constructions), so their abdominal muscles were rather . . . well, non-existent. Stick a baby in there and that stomach was going to sag all over the place, and rather quickly.

Enter the pregnancy corset which, though it offered much-needed support, was mainly used to create the illusion of not being pregnant for as long as possible. In some cases, probably too long. It seemed to push the baby as low as possible to go into the section of the skirt that would be fullest, and, of course, it squeezed the infant into the smallest space imaginable. Poor mother, poor baby. But, hey, as long as the woman looked good!

Next week, the joys of chastity belts. Just kidding! But as for me, I’m happy to put on a corset for visual purposes only and I’ll keep doing crunches for the abdominals when the corset comes off.

Bio: Seven McBay

I’ve been writing for many years and have recently turned my attention to historical erotica. I need to use that B.A. in history and M.A. in English lit. for something, right? And who doesn’t want to write (or read) about a sexy lord unlacing his lady-love’s corset by candlelight before he . . . well, engages in amorous congress with her? I know I do.

The clothes were more beautiful, definitely sexier, and a lot more difficult to remove in the nineteenth century. What a fertile field for a writer of erotica. I also write historical romance under a different pen name. Shh! That’s a secret.

As for my own slightly unusual name, I was born on a lucky day, that’s all!

Cheers,

Seven McBay

My website, Eromantica is at http://sevenmcbay.wordpress.com/

Recently released:

One Lord to Go, Book 2 of The Erotic Lords series

 Short Historic Erotic Novella (approx. 14,000 words)

Lord James St. John has tired of London life, including its whores, until he picks up an unexpected female on the way to his country estate.

Stranded on the side of the road, Clarissa Belmont doesn’t expect her rescuer to be a powerful nobleman, one who asks her to marry him before he’ll give her a little sexual relief.

Just when he thinks he has her right where he wants her, in his bed, she disappears. Was she after his money or his body, or both? Will he bother to get her back or leave her to another’s devious plans?

Available for purchase:

At Smashwords, at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/320964
At Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/One-Lord-Erotic-Lords-ebook/dp/B00CQAE152

 

Keira here again!

Thanks for being here, Seven. Very interesting information. I would like that hour glass figure again. Getting a corset would be a lot easier for me than going on a diet.

Sweet, sexy dreams.

 

Keira

 

Erotic Horror

So I’m taking this fabulous class with JK Coi over on Passionate Ink’s workshop forum. I love horror and I’ve started writing erotica so I thought it would be fun and scary to combine the two. After the first few lessons I realized that one of my horror stories could easily be tweaked to be erotic horror. I’m looking forward to making those tweaks and upping the erotic moments.

If you watch a lot of horror you know that horror and sex go hand in hand. At least in Hollywood movies. When I was younger that’s why my friends watched horror. For the nude shots. There was always a nude shot (or more). Sadly, they were almost always of the blonde big boobed bimbo instead of the hunky guys. When I got older I got annoyed with the nudity because I wanted the story, the horror. I wanted to be scared.

Now, taking this workshop I understand better why the sex and the horror go hand in hand. I’m also excited to work on some of my stories to add more horror. I think I might be able to tweak more than that one story to have erotic elements as well. We’ll see. I’m still working on coming up with an idea for the class that will work because my one idea will work better as a movie. I need to start thinking sexier. And scarier.

I found this list of erotic horror books on Goodreads interesting.

Off to search for sexy, scary inspiration.

Sweet, sexy dreams.

Keira

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