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.

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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

School bites – reunion and a secret

SneekPeekSunday copySix sentence Sunday is no more but  now we have Sneak Peek Sunday! And this one is eight sentences! That’s two more sentences with which to tease you. Below I have eight sentences from School Bites, the third story in my short story compilation, Tempting Evil. It’s a high school reunion and Callie has run into her high school boyfriend.

     “Callie, you look just as delicious as you did in high school.”

     He wrapped strong arms around her. She breathed in his scent, a spicy, woodsy smell that teased her senses and brought to mind rough sex on a forest floor.

     “So do you and you don’t look like you’ve aged at all since high school. What’s your secret?”

     The grin he flashed was the same grin she remembered that had every girl in school wanting to do his bidding. “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.”

     “Or you could do other things to me.”

I’d love to know what you think!

Don’t forget to visit the other authors taking part at http://sneakpeeksunday.blogspot.ccom.

Sweet, sexy dreams!

 

Keira

Amber Kallyn’s Birthday Bash!

Welcome to the blog today! We’re celebrating Amber Kallyn’s birthday with a bash and a blog hop!

Welcome to Amber Kallyn’s Birthday Bash. We’ve got some great giveaways for you to win! It’s the season for giving and this is a way for us to give you something for the holidays!

 

I love the holidays, but not necessarily having my birthday fall smack dab in the middle of them, LOL. But this year, I’d like to do something special for my readers. Over 25 authors and bloggers have come together to celebrate my 24th birthday (I won’t mention how many years I’ve turned 24 again 😉 Keira here. I haven’t stopped counting yet but maybe when I get to 50. 🙂

 

We have some wonderful prizes, and all you have to do is leave a comment at the participating blogs to win. Easy.

 

And don’t forget, Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire, Book 1) is currently free right now for an early present : )

 

Grand Prize

One commenter will win their choice of a NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight or a Kindle Paperwhite (Up to $140 value)

Ebooks from the following Authors

Paloma Beck            (Coming Home, Contemporary romance)

Jami Grey                  (Shadow’s Edge and Shadow’s Soul, Urban fantasy)

Zrinka Jelic               (Paranormal romance)

Christine Fairchild   (An Eye For Danger, romantic suspense)

Marian Lanouette    (If I Fail, Mystery)

Sylvia Hubbard        (5 Ebooks)

Kenra Daniels          (Safe Heart and Kassern, Paranormal romance)

 

A $40 Gift card to either Amazon or B&N

 

Plus, there will be giveaways at some of the other blogs : )

How to win

The contest is open from Dec 19th to Saturday the 22nd. Hop to all the blogs. The winner will be chosen from the commenters on all participating blogs. Leave a comment at each blog for additional entries to win. That simple : ) Winner will be drawn on Sunday the 23rd.

Enjoy meeting new authors and book bloggers, and good luck on winning the Birthday Bash Prizes.

Blogs

Cynthia Arsuaga

Keira Kohl

Kenra Daniels

Lynn Chantale

Elise Vancise

Mona Karel

Lynda Kaye Frazier

Sylvia Hubbard

Marian Lanouette

Jami Gray

KE Saxon

Harlie’s Book Blog

Dianne Venetta

Christina Ricci

Cassandra Carr

Deb Sanders

Shauna S. Roberts

Danita Minnis

Kelly Whitley

Sarah Grimm

Zrinka Jelic

Sherry Gloag

M. S. Spencer

Christine Fairchild

Paloma Beck

 

Keira here!  Don’t forget to visit the other blogs and comment for your chance to win!

 

Sweet, sexy dreams.

 

Keira

Wicked after dark – winner

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of my Wicked After Dark Blog Hop. With NaNoWriMo and then getting sick it took longer than I’d hoped for the announcement.

 

Random.org picked Dawna Newman as the winner of the Amazon eGift card! Congratulations, Dawna!

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to be kept up to date on new releases, contests, and blog appearances. All subscribers will be put into a quarterly draw to win a copy of one of my books. Next draw is January, 2013.

 

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Sweet, sexy dreams!

 

Keira

And the vampire brought room service

I remembered to sign up for Six Sentence Sunday! Here’s another six from School Bites, the last story in my Tempting Evil short story collection.

The after glow of sex is dimmed by the arrival of a serial killer.

     If Evan was right and the killer was a vampire could she come into her hotel room without being invited? They hadn’t gotten around to discussing all the logistics of dealing with vampires. It didn’t matter because she knew what she had to do.
     “Come in,” she said and moved aside to allow Tracey into the room.
     Still going with the room service cover, Tracey pushed the trolley into the room and parked it in front of the window at the same time Evan emerged from the bathroom. Tracey suddenly stood behind Callie, teeth ready to plunge into Callie’s neck.

As always, I’d love to know what you think.

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Sweet, sexy dreams.

Keira

Ivy Bateman and why she’s attracted to a nice set of fangs.

I’ve got Ivy Bateman on the blog today! Loved her post about vampires. I think you’ll like it too.

Here’s Ivy!

Hello everyone!

Recently, my second release with Breathless Press was thrust upon the cyber world. It’s a paranormal erotic eBook called The Fifth Story. In the book, Bryn, my heroine, is lured into the world of her own stories by Darkness. He gives her a mission, or rather, forces her to take on a mission, and one of the worlds she has to enter is that of the deliciously evil Darius. He’s a vampire—or more precisely a space vampire. It may sound crazy, but I swear, in the context of the story, it works.

The other day, when I was trying to come up with a topic for this guest post, my husband suggested writing about vampires and their allure and that I could talk about why I am attracted to them. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but then as now, I’m honestly not sure why I find them so sexy. I HATE the sight of blood. When I watch CSI, the pillow sees the show more than I do. And Vampires, they’re all about the blood. They hunt it, they drink it, and they really like to watch it flow down your body. However, maybe that’s part of their allure, how much they love what they do. It’s not a hobby, it’s a need and they are really passionate about blood collection. In a world so full of chaos and sadness, it’s a welcome thing to find yourself with a job you enjoy.

Ok, so vampires are passionate, that is attractive and I’m a sucker for some neck action so that probably is also part of the allure. The thought of hot, sharp fangs being slowly dragged my neck…yip, that’s a pleasant thought… Plus, in most stories, the vampires are usually very attractive: muscled bodies, sculpted features, eyes that can see through time and most often, very good in bed. This all helps to add to their attraction.

Now my husband believes that the reason many people find vampires incredibly attractive is their aura of mystery. “The ladies, they love a mysterious man.” he says. And I have to agree with him. As much as I say that I prefer guys to just be open and themselves from the get go, the dark, brooding loner, the “oh wow—I’d really like to peel back to layers on that guy” kind of guy is usually the type I’ve most been attracted to in my life up to and INCLUDING my husband. A mysterious guy is a challenge, a mysterious guy opens up to very few people and the thought of being that one person who could crack that shell can be very a lot of fun and fuel the fire.

So, to wrap it up, why do I like vampires? They’re passionate, they’re hot and they’re mysterious. Darius, my evil space vampire, now that I think of it, IS all of these things and I didn’t even do it on purpose. I guess I knew how I felt about vampires and what attracts me to them all along.

Thanks very much to Keira for having me on today!

Ivy Bateman

Blurb for The Fifth Story By Ivy Bateman

Every day we encounter doors. Some of these doors are open to us and some of them are closed, but when we pass through any door, a different truth or mystery lies beyond the threshold.

The night Bryn is pulled into a world of her own stories by a shadowy being, her reality is changed forever. Souls and danger, hauntingly beautiful witches, sexy and dangerous vampires, a soldier with a dying wish; she knows that each door leads to a story and to outcomes she can’t control, but in order to return home, Bryn must complete a set of tasks for the enigmatic and strangely sensual Darkness.

With four stories to enter, four items to retrieve, Bryn takes part in plot points so out of character that she almost loses herself in the tales she’s written. More than once she questions her sanity and curses herself for creating such perilous realities, but she always remains focused on her goal; the creation of the fifth story.

 

 

Me again!

Thanks so much for being here with my today, Ivy! Great post. I have a fascination with vampires and I have no idea why they’re sexy to me. They just are. 🙂

For more Ivy check out her links:

 

Ivy Bateman’s Links.

 

Ivy’s Blog: Ivy B Misbehavin’

Follow Ivy on Twitter – @IvyBateman

Become an Ivy Fan on Facebook

The Fifth Story By Ivy Bateman Book Trailer

The Fifth Story is available at Breathless Press

Sweet, sexy dreams!

Keira

Six Sentence Sunday – a vampire with tells?

It’s time for another installment of Six Sentence Sunday! These six continue after Callie’s discovery of Evan’s secret.

 

     Would the undead betray the truth physiologically like a warm blooded person? Somehow she doubted it. But she knew Evan, at least she had known him, had known all of his tells. Surely those hadn’t changed over the years.
     “Callie, I would never hurt you. I want to fuck you like there’s no tomorrow, but I would never hurt you.”

Thanks for stopping by! As always I’d love to hear what you think.

Don’t forget to check out the other authors at the Six Sentence Sunday blog.

Sweet, sexy dreams.

Keira

Another Six – School Bites – again

I curse my social life sometimes. I missed signing up for Six Sunday last week by ONE minute. By the time I went to the page it was after midnight and the list was closed. 🙁 But I’m back today and have six more sentences that continue almost right after last week’s six. You can read those here first if you want.

This is continuing the scene with Callie and Evan.

 

 

     “Don’t be afraid,” Evan said.
     Before she could blink he was in front of her, a few inches from her, invading her personal space. Personal space she gladly wanted him to invade just two minutes earlier. “Really? That’s the first thing you say when I figure out what you are? What the fuck is going on?”

I’d love to know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out lots of talented authors at SixSunday.com.

Sweet, sexy dreams!

Keira

Aargh – Or why you shouldn’t order marketing materials when you’re tired

When this posts hubby and I will be on the road headed for Chicago and Chicon7. It’s my first WorldCon and I’m very excited. So excited that I wanted to bring rack cards and business cards with to give out. I noticed some of the programming leaned towards the paranormal. And I do have a scifi/erotic/thriller idea bubbling.

It was late and time was running out. If I wanted to bring something I had to do it right away. I created the front and back of the rack card in PhotoShop Elements. It looked great. I created a business card that looked awesome. Headed over to my printer of choice and uploaded my projects. Quick once over and I thought they looked good. Keep in mind that by now it is now after midnight. I zip through the order process, pay extra to have it arrive within three business days. And then I wait.

The package arrived Tuesday. When I got home from work I ripped into the box and looked at the business cards first. They look great! Except the font for my address and social media is a little small. Probably still readable but small. Then I looked at the rack card. First impression was loving it. Then I noticed the errors. Gasp! How can I give these out now? Errors on the front, errors on the back copy. Hubby said I should give them out anyway, after all I paid for them.

I decided to turn it into a contest! If you picked up one of my rack cards at Chicon7 and would like to be in a draw to win a copy of my first book (or a future book if the first doesn’t interest you) go to the contact page and let met know what errors you spotted. Your name will go in a draw for a book. I’ll pick 5 winners. If you can also tell me where the QR code brought you do I’ll put your name in the hat twice!

The draw will take place the second week of September and I will notify the winners by email so be sure to include your email address in the message you send to me.

If you didn’t go to Chicon7 but still want in on the contest I’ll be posting the front and back of the rack card on the blog for another contest after I do the draw for this contest!

Sweet, sexy dreams!

Keira

Two plus two = vampire

It’s been a while since I’ve done Six Sentence Sunday. I keep forgetting and by the time I remember midnight has come and gone and it’s too late.

This is six sentences from School Bites, the last story in my short story collection.

Keira and Evan know the killer they’re looking for won’t make a move unless they appear to be occupied so what better way than to have sex?

     Wait a minute. She stopped mid kiss and sat up, casually looking over her shoulder. Well, as casually as she could while straddling a man with an erection her pussy ached for. She locked eyes with herself in the mirror over the dresser. Anyone seeing that image would think she was kneeling on an empty bed.
     She put two and two together and got vampire.

I’d love to hear what you think! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the talented authors on the main blog: Six Sentence Sunday.

Sweet, sexy dreams.

 

Keira

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