Hardened Desire by Layna Pimentel (@LaynaPimentel)


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What could Luc Mercier, a gargoyle who’s more than a century old, possibly have in common with modern introvert, Gillian Harris? Loneliness and isolation.

When meddlesome friends bring the two together, neither is prepared for the flurry of emotions nor revelations that overwhelm them. That is, until Gillian stumbles across the truth and struggles with how she let her guard down.

Learning to love again has never been harder.

EXCERPT

Hardened DesireLuc picked up a newspaper from the stand and tossed a two-dollar coin to the elderly man working the counter. He ascended the cavernous stairs of Bloor and Dufferin subway station, irritated by the lights flickering intensely. I should have just taken my car.

But if he did, Luc would have missed an opportunity to observe society other than from the café he frequented lately. A society he didn’t belong in, technically speaking, and had no business being a part of. Long gone were the muddy, off-beaten roads of provincial France. Long gone was the time when an over-flowing bodice was considered scandalous.

Now people thrived on exposing as much skin as possible. The modern day sentiment of what was attractive and acceptable embarrassed him to the core, from the mode of dress to the inappropriate use of language. Didn’t anyone know how to speak without using an expletive every other word? Where had humanity gone wrong? It was ghastly enough that children didn’t respect their elders, much less their parents.

Nevertheless, as much as this modern world perplexed him, nothing could deter him from at least enjoying his freedom, regardless of the limitations restricting his activities to the darkness of the night.

He did, however, miss the ambiance of candle light and the soft cries while seducing a woman, tormenting her with his wicked tongue. Exploring deviant, but heavenly, practices of binding and mixing pleasure with pain. Sweet promises falling from his lips while exploring every inch of her delicate and exquisite flesh.

These days, the few women he was able to enjoy weren’t interested in highly sensual liaisons. No. Today’s women thrived on being in control of seduction, whether they were proficient or not. There certainly wasn’t anything wrong with the scenario, but it wasn’t his taste. He preferred his women soft, like Genevieve…his sweet, sweet Genevieve.

No matter how many decades passed, the only woman he’d ever confided in, and planned to wed, crept into his mind many a time. Genevieve was an old soul, who found him and fell in love. Then, much like a Greek tragedy, their story ended woefully. The trust and courage it had taken to confess to Genevieve of the monstrosity he had become left him restless and, for once in his miserable existence, vulnerable. If not for her kindness, encouragement, and love, who knew what he would be doing and where.

This last week, though, he thought to explore the possibility of trying again. A particular woman, who frequented the café where he spent his early evenings drinking a brandy and reading The Daily Sun, had caught his particular interest. Her laughter aroused his curiosity in the few and far between moments when he contemplated actually living life. Her voice, whether chuckling or whispering to her friend, always made his body react in an animalistic way.

While they had never met, she seemed like someone he’d be interested in getting to know, at the very least, for a little while. Luc doubted very much he’d find another woman like the love of his life and often thought it would be better that way. How could he even begin to explain why he only ever spent time with her at night, and why he’d always be gone before the first sign of daybreak?

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Layna discovered her love of reading at an early age. When she isn’t devouring salacious romance novels or writing, she enjoys losing herself in researching ancient history and mythology, weaponry, and hiking. She lives in Northern Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.

Layna is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and is a monthly contributor at 69 Shades of Smut. For updates on her upcoming releases, or to leave her a comment, you can find at:

Website: http://www.laynapimentel.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LaynaPimentel

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New Release: Turn To Me by Harley Easton

Turn To MeTURN TO ME

HARLEY EASTON

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Spotlight: Confessions of a Sex Addict

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Secrets revealed.

One hot summer, four sultry stories.

An erotic anthology with a twist, set in contemporary New Orleans.

Meet Andi, the bartender from Nashville who won’t be faithful.

Drew, the seducer or the victim?

The anonymous one, the one who watches.

Jennifer the cougar, she’s a good girl, really.

The moderator, friend or predator?

Love. Magic. Guilty Pleasures. Love is the drug.

What’s your secret?

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Interview: Harley Easton

Here’s an author interview with Harley Easton. Take it away, Harley…

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Let’s Talk about Sex Baby by Pamela L. Todd

Pamela L Todd_Now You See Me_BlogTour_mobile_finalI’ve never set out to write any particular kind of book. If someone came to me and said ‘Pamela, here’s a million bucks! Write me a *Insert Some Kind of Book Topic Here*’ I’d probably faint. Then whenever I came around I would have to respectfully decline. Unless of course, the *Insert Some Kind of Book Topic Here* could be applied to a book idea I already had, then not only would it be an awesome payday, but it would be a severe stroke of luck.

My first book was written aged six. I asked my mum to make me a book. She cut up some A4 paper, taped it together and voila! I had somewhere to put my words. I wrote a story about a little girl who wandered into the barn beside her house one morning to discover her parents had bought her a horse. Really, it was a happy, but utterly fictitious, story. I’ve never liked horses. Their size terrifies me. But I like giraffes, so go figure.

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Author Profile: Harley Easton

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers.  She’s worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, and been a guest lecturer at a well-known national museum.  Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s become an author specializing in erotic fiction.

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City Nights: One Night in Paris by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985) Just $0.99/77p on Amazon During November!

One Night in ParisFor the month of November, this erotic romance novella will be on SALE. Warm up those winter nights with this smokin’ hot read!

Grab your copy here: http://mybook.to/cnparis

Here’s what it’s all about:

Jacob is nearly forty, and has recently come to the sudden realisation that he’s not doing much with his life. Sure, he’s got his own successful business, but what’s the point in earning lots of money and not doing anything or going anywhere to spend it?

He’s in serious danger of being all work and no play, so he starts to rectify this by organising a twenty four hour layover in Paris en route to a meeting in Dubai. Whilst there, he goes on a bus tour of the city, and there meets Annabelle, a fellow Brit who’s studying in Paris. There’s clearly an attraction between the two of them, so when the gorgeous Annabelle makes an indecent proposal to help Jacob fill his time in Paris, who is he to refuse?

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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New Release: Sapphic Smut, edited by Lucy Felthouse

Sapphic SmutSAPPHIC SMUT

LUCY FELTHOUSE (ED.)

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eBook Review: Semper Fi by Keira Andrews (@keiraandrews)

Semper FiI adored the last Keira Andrews book I read (A Forbidden Rumspringa), so when I was offered the chance to read this one, I jumped at it. Gay, military and historical – what’s not to like?

This book, set during WWII, tells the story of Cal and Jim, two men who meet in the Marines, go through boot camp together, and also to war together. Their friendship has gone from strength to strength, and they very much rely on each other to get them through the tough times they’re experiencing. Cal knows he’s gay, but isn’t “out” – homosexuality was illegal back then, and absolutely not tolerated in society. He’s got incredibly strong feelings for Jim, but has no intention of acting on them – besides, Jim has a wife and child back home, and just isn’t that way inclined. Or is he?

Years later, Cal’s done his best to move on – he’s gone to work for his father and is earning very good money in a job he despises. But it keeps him busy, and his mind off his feelings for Jim, which haven’t diminished despite the time and distance between the two of them.

When Jim’s wife dies unexpectedly, Cal can’t stay away any longer. He can’t leave Jim to cope alone – not with two children and an apple farm to manage, mouths to feed. He goes to Jim’s farm, locking his feelings up tightly, determined to be a good friend to Jim, and nothing more.

Jim is struggling, and is therefore happy that Cal has turned up to help. They fall back into their easy friendship, but before long, it deepens, much to the surprise of both of them. They’ve both survived a hellish war, but can they overcome more adversities in order to find happiness together?

This was one intriguing read. Touching, romantic, sensual, realistic, heart-rending… I couldn’t put it down and found myself diving back into my Kindle at every opportunity. This is another imaginative, beautiful and unique book from Ms Andrews, and I look forward to the next. I’d definitely recommend this to gay romance fans, especially if they like historical fiction, too.

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New Release: Home to Stay by Jane Leopold Quinn

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JANE LEOPOLD QUINN

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Phantom Desire by Houston Havens (@HoustonHavens)

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Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.

Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save a loved one from the grim reaper’s grip and questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.

Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.

Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.

Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?

Buy Links:

Amazon ebook http://bit.ly/PhantomDesire

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*****

Phantom DesireExcerpt:

She pulled his bearded face up to look at him. The core of her froze the second she realized his eyes weren’t the eyes she remembered. “What has happened?”

“You’re not supposed to be here. They’re trying to keep you from seeing—remembering too much of this place.” He dropped his starry gaze to her mouth and sealed his lips to hers in the same raw fervent desire they’d always shared. Their tongues dueled in desperate passion. Her needs sparked into a blaze. Strike after lover’s strike her desire soared higher, filling every thought, every emotion in her. His passionate kisses consumed her. Heaven was the closest comparison she had to what she was feeling—total love.

He murmured something about their need to say goodbye, but the heat of his caressing mouth only stirred her ecstasy. It’s been so long since he kissed her like this. An odd pain shot through her body as she tried to recall why their love had changed. The answer was at the tip of her tongue, and she was about to remember when a dark, dense sensation crept into her mind. Before she could obsess over it, Ortello’s wonderful, roaming hands made her respond to him, instead of thinking. Whatever she had forgotten couldn’t be important or she’d have remembered it. Her body prickled; hadn’t she thought that before about something important? She let go, moaning as she laced her fingers into his silky hair.

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Houston HavensAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.

Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series and numerous articles in literary magazines.

Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com

Links:

Website: http://houstonhavensauthor.wix.com/houstonhavens

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No More Virgin Sex! by Callie Gold

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There’s an axiom accepted among erotica writers that says that if you want to have great, exciting sex, you must be a virgin, or at least, have very little experience. What these books are telling us, is that if you want to be excited about men, about sex, then you have to be clueless. And you’re only clueless when you’re in your early twenties. Early twenties. After that, that’s what we’re told, it’s all gone. The excitement, the thrill, the OH-MY-GOSH sex.

Well, I hate that axiom. And resent it. And most of all, I think it’s bullshit.

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New Release: Multi-Orgasmic by Lucy Felthouse (@cw1985)

Multi-OrgasmicMULTI-ORGASMIC: A COLLECTION OF EROTIC SHORT STORIES

LUCY FELTHOUSE

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eBook Review: Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's StandI very much enjoyed the previous books in this series, so looked forward to reading this one on its release. Reaper’s Stand is the story of Reese ‘Picnic’ Hayes – he’s the president of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, so we’ve met him in the previous books, and he is, of course, a very pivotal character. He’s had a tough time of it – losing his wife and having to bring up two girls by himself, but things finally seem to be looking up for him. He enjoys nothing more than flirtations and the occasional nights with women – certainly nothing approaching relationship status.

That is, until he gets to know London Armstrong. She runs her own cleaning company and has contracts with the Reapers MC, which puts her directly in Picnic’s eyeline. And it seems he likes what he sees…

Despite both their best efforts, the attraction between them grows, and is given a massive boost when something happens to throw them together. From then on, it’s one drama after another – but how will things turn out? And will everyone make it through?

This book is one hell of a ride, if you’ll pardon the pun. It’s got tension, thrills, drama, sex, sensuality and romance. It’s a very gritty series, and this book was a great addition. I look forward to seeing what Ms Wylde comes up with next.

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New Release: The Gathering by Jacey Holbrand (@JaceyHolbrand)

TheGathering_TourBannerThe year is 2112, and the world has changed…

Jake Landry is interested in having some fun. He’s in Las Vegas, newly single and just off his most recent tour of duty. In Vegas he has met up with his old friend Nicola Goodheart, a scientist and inventor who studies portals, other worlds, and strange beings. Jake has also met and become enamored with Alexander, a gorgeous man with violet eyes. Jake goes with Nic on a portal finding mission, and they all end up in Alexander’s alien world.

Recruiter Alexander Bloodworth is interested in Jake for himself and in Nicola for placement in a pleasure house on his home planet of Aurath. When he hears word one of his people’s enemies are after Nicola and Jake, he goes to save them both, even at the peril of losing his job.

Will they risk their hopes and dreams—Alexander and Jake for a chance at love and Nicola for her career—or will they falter and lose everything anyway?

Be Warned: m/m sex

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