Wednesday, May 22, 2013
9:18 AM | Posted by Ing Cruz | | Edit Post
Her Master’s Kiss – Blog News Releases
For those of us keen to learn more about the fascinating real-life world of BDSM, one author sits at the top of every serious erotic romance reader’s list.
Sparx is the author of the phenomenally successful ‘Her Master’s Kiss’ series, (a total of four stories, with a fifth story rumoured to be in the making)
‘Her Master’s Kiss’ is one of the very few stories to receive acclaim from those who actually live the BDSM lifestyle! Along with several other of Vivien Sparx’s titles, her books with a domination-submission storyline have all been praised.
"Vivien Sparx is the undisputed authority on BDSM erotica!"
"As an owner of a bdsm studio I recommend my employees read Vivien Sparx because it depicts the lifestyle most accurately."
- Tiffany Borders
Chateau du Péché BDSM studio
‘Her Master’s Kiss’ is the story of a young woman named Renee who seeks out a Master so she can learn to submit to her boyfriend and hopefully save a failing relationship. But what she learns from the Master (Stefan) rocks her world and changes her forever. During the course of several days and ‘lessons’, Renee’s world is transformed.
"Kiss is the most real portrayal of a Master/sub dynamic I have read."
- Master John.
(J. Taylor, San Diego)
"Being in the lifestyle myself as a sub, I can tell you that Vivien Sparx's stories are much more realistic than most others."
- Jessica, Pittsburg
‘Her Master’s Kiss’ has been ranked as one of Amazon’s Top 500 Bestsellers consistently since first being published back in October 2012. It is one of several Vivien Sparx stories, each available exclusively from Amazon and Amazon UK.
If you’re seriously fascinated with the BDSM lifestyle, and you love erotic romance, Vivien Sparx is your must-read author.
When Renee decides the only way she can save her relationship with a hurtful boyfriend is to become submissive, she enlists the expertise of a dark and brooding master.
However, Renee's training soon has her falling for master Stefan, and as she becomes immersed in the spellbinding erotic world of domination, Renee realizes she's infatuated with a man who remains mysteriously out of reach; a man who refuses to be loved.
Behind Stefan's cold, remote facade is a man dealing with his own past and his own pain.
'Her Master's Kiss' is an intense emotional romance story filled with passion, conflict and steamy erotica!
For Renee, settling in to life as Stefan's submissive is full of challenges - and her dark sexy Master is keen to ensure Renee learns her lessons well!
But even as Stefan struggles to come to terms with his emotional demons and open himself up to Renee, a sudden dark shadow from Stefan's past appears, forcing the couple to confront their greatest fears, and challenging them to face their real feelings for each other.
'Her Master's Kiss 2' is a sexy, erotic romance full of passion, emotion, drama and suspense. It's the ultimate conclusion to the bestselling 'Her Master's Kiss'.
RENEE AND STEFAN ARE BACK - AND THE STAKES COULDN'T BE HIGHER.
"He wanted her. He needed her. But could he ever truly love her...?"
When Stefan and Renee find themselves in a deepening relationship, the fragile bonds of trust so carefully developed are suddenly broken when a careless mistake is made.
Suddenly their future together is in jeopardy as Stefan struggles to deal with a relationship where he is no longer the Master, and he no longer has control. Everything is at risk... and no one is safe.
"In ‘Her Master’s Kiss 4’ Vivien Sparx manages to take her reader on a living breathing journey while riding a plethora of emotions. I am completely in awe of the magnificent way in which she depicts this steamy, tumultuous and downright heartbreaking story to perfection."
THE GRIPPING NEW CHAPTER IN THE LIVES OF RENEE AND STEFAN
Just when they had the promise of a 'happily ever after' life together, Renee and Stefan's love for each other faces the ultimate challenge when a cruel twist of fate tears their lives apart. Faced with uncertainty, tragedy and emotions they struggle to control, the couple are forced to confront questions they never thought they would be asked. Is their love strong to overcome even the greatest of challenges?
Her Master's Kiss (Book #1): Amazon Link
Her Master's Kiss (Book #2): Amazon Link
Her Master's Kiss (Book #3): Amazon Link
Her Master's Kiss (Book #4): Amazon Link
As a writer of erotic romance, the beauty of the genre is not in creating lavish settings for my stories.
Nor is my fascination for erotic romance drawn from the opportunity to create handsome heroes and beautiful heroines.
My real love for the genre stems from the opportunity to take my readers on a journey and engage as many of their emotions as possible.
I believe writing erotic romance gives authors the most influence over how a reader feels as we engage them in our stories.
Writers of action books, or horror books certainly can create compelling situations, but with erotic romance we writers can immerse our readers in a multitude of emotions unprecedented in any other form of creative fiction.
I can frustrate readers, make them laugh, make them cry, delight them, intrigue them, inform them – erotic fiction is a total emotional experience, and it is gratifying to hear readers respond to stories with passion.
I believe readers want to be engaged and drawn into the pages of a story, and as a writer of erotic romance, we have the greatest opportunity because our stories are always relatable. They may be fictional worlds and fictional characters, but the themes of love and romance and erotica are so universal, and so personal to each of us that we all respond to stories in different ways.
But we all respond.
And that’s the true joy of writing erotic romance. It matters not so much how you respond as you read… it matters only that you do respond. If a writer can engage you and make you feel, then the story’s journey is one well worth taking.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
3:30 AM | Posted by Ing Cruz | | Edit Post
Both men smiled at Piper with what appeared to be genuine pleasure.
Their charm and utter masculinity drew her closer…the proverbial moth to the flame. She tamped down her reservations reinforced by a spit-and-polish upbringing, a by-the-book father. It would only be dinner and conversation after all. No harm in that. Even her dad might approve of this—if they lived in an alternate universe where sex wasn’t taboo, but something to be celebrated and indulged in as often as possible.
She reached the terrace. The heady scent of soil and vegetation surrounded her, along with the newest tune, a bluesy instrumental heavy on piano and sax. The sounds wicked, seductive.
Guy came around the sofa first, his sudden proximity delivering his scent. Something fresh and aquatic that reminded Piper of her pirate fantasy and made her heart pound, the same as his great looks.
He appeared to be in his early thirties and was one of the most beautiful men Piper had ever seen outside of a movie. Tall, at least six-three, he loomed over her, his body lean, muscular. His hair was thick and black, not dark-brown as she’d first thought, curling around his ears and at the nape of his neck, the ends of it fluttering slightly with the fan’s breeze. His brows were also black, his lushly lashed eyes a rich cocoa. In them, Piper saw heat and surprising tenderness. As though he too had been unwanted in the past and understood her uncertainty.
He held one of the roses from the sofa and offered it to her. “Happy birthday, Piper.”
His baritone soothed and enticed. His gentle smile made her yearn.
Piper wondered how it might feel to be important to him, really treasured. She imagined meeting him after a long workday at a crowded restaurant filled with gorgeous women. He’d be at the bar, alone, nursing his drink, his expression bored—or forlorn—until he spotted her. His handsome features would light up. Ignoring all of the other females, he’d go to her.
“My turn,” Joel murmured, his deep voice beyond pleasant.
Like Guy, he appeared to be in his early thirties and was as tall. He wore his blond hair cropped short on the sides and in the back, which made him seem more reserved, similar to a cop.
Piper wondered if he’d brought handcuffs along tonight. She suppressed a whimper, part excitement, part worry, and continued to stare at him.
In the candlelight, his hazel eyes appeared to also have a hint of green. His features were rough and masculine.
He too offered her a rose and a kiss on her cheek. His beginning stubble felt delicious in contrast to the aching softness of his lips. He smelled so clean, of summer days and sun-baked skin.
“Happy birthday, baby,” he said with unexpected affection.
Piper’s lower lip trembled.
Gently, Guy wrapped his long fingers around her upper arm. His hand was hot, his palm dry. Piper’s throat constricted with too many emotions, all of them tangled.
“You okay?” Guy asked.
Quick tears clouded her vision. Their kindness and concern were overwhelming, proving more powerful than if they’d shown her simple lust. Oddly enough, their attention made Piper realize how much she’d missed out on. Coy flirting. Outrageous seduction. Being the star of someone else’s fantasy.
She answered his question with a nod, then for reasons Piper couldn’t begin to understand, she added, “I’m thirty today.”
“A great age,” Guy assured.
She smiled weakly. “Not really. Well, maybe for a man. How old are you?”
“Thirty-two. Joel’s thirty-one. Right, buddy?”
“Last time I looked. You want to sit down?” he asked her.
Piper realized her legs were trembling. She glanced at the sofa, large enough for three.
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Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
9:13 AM | Posted by Ing Cruz | | Edit Post
Wow for a short read this book packed a lot of smoking sexy punch to it. I love friends to lovers kind story lines and Hold Me Down Hard fit the bill. You have Eden and Jay who have been friends and neighbors for about three years. Each is seriously crushing and lusting after the other but neither will make a move. During one night of poker with her fellow actresses friends, they convince Eden to make the moves on Jay. Eden usually has Jay rehearsing scripts with her so Eden and the girls come up with a plan to write a specific fake script just for Jay, to get things to change from friends to lovers. Sexiness ensues and no holds bar banging happens. Handcuffs are involved and there are some exhibitionist happening in alleyways. The aggressive way these two go at the smexing, had this reader turning down the thermostat. Seriously Jay is one hot man. He's not only smoking hot but he's a cop too. I love me some men in blue who know how to work it and Jay knows how to work it. Eden was lovable and definitely has a dirty side that Jay can't resist. I like the pacing of the book. Cathryn gave me enough details to believe in their chemistry. If you are looking for a quick hot read with lovable characters definitely check this book out. I also want to say that I love this cover!
Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love. Cathryn also writes Young Adult novels under Cat Kalen and co-writes paranormal romance as Taylor Keating.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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I loved the first book, Arouse. This couple is sexy as heck together. They have taken me on an emotional coaster ride. I enjoyed every moment! Check out my review of Arouse HERE. I can't wait to dive back in to the intense and emotional journey of Dean and Live in Allure.
Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
5:00 AM | Posted by Ing Cruz | | Edit Post
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Chefs Do it Better by Kate Meader
Thanks to Ing for letting me talk hot chefs here at As the Pages Turn, specifically one gorgeous chef: Jack Kilroy, British, famous, arrogant… and hot-as-a-griddle. What is it about chef heroes that make us swoon? Let me count the ways…
1. Not to overstate the obvious, but let’s get it out of the way, shall we? They cook! What woman doesn’t love that? It’s fairly safe to say that most women love when a guy makes a meal—and when he’s an award-winning chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant (or two), then the lucky lady is pretty much picking up knife and fork and saying, “Feed me.” After a particularly rough morning when Lili, the heroine in Feel the Heat finds out her hot smooch with the most famous chef in the Western hemisphere went video viral and now her butt’s trending on Twitter (oops), Jack cooks for her. It doesn’t make it all better, but it sure does help.
2. Cooking is about crafting an experience and creating emotion: it invokes all sorts of primal feelings from nostalgia to comfort to just plain arousal. A hero who can get his woman into that emotional space is worth another look, don’t you think? When Jack cooks for Lili, she feels special and loved…not a small thing for a woman who thinks she’s too average for a grand passion.
3. The chef hero is a leader in the kitchen and his bossy alpha-ness usually translates in a very sexy way to the rest of his life. This guy usually knows what he wants whether it’s how that night’s dinner service should play out or what’s on the menu in the bedroom. By the time Lili and Jack get hot and smoldering between the sheets, he’s clear about his desires—and not afraid to tell her.
4. Chefs are creative individuals. They have to regularly invent stunning dishes that take diners to new levels. They have to think on their feet when the kitchen is short two commis chefs and the back row of burners has decided to go kaput in the middle of the worst service in history. And they bring that creativity into other areas, such as using goat cheese caramel gelato to woo AND as a topping on his woman’s silky skin. Yes, that happens in Feel the Heat. (Recipe here!)
5. It’s all about the hands! Have you ever seen how fast those hands move on TV cooking shows as they chop and julienne and mince? A chef’s hands are often scarred and callused from years of abuse in the kitchen. Combine that with the make-your-vision-blur skill level and think what those instruments could do to a woman’s body. Are you thinking about it? Lili thinks about it. She thinks about it a lot ;-)
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Kate Meader writes contemporary romance that serves up delicious food, to-die-for heroes, and heroines with a dash of sass. Originally from Ireland, she cut her romance reader teeth on Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boons thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, and she’s there. She has a bachelor’s in law (useless), a master’s in history (not as useless), and another master’s in library and information science (yay, using). When not writing about men who cook and the women who drool over them, she works in an academic library. Her stories are set in her adopted home town of Chicago, a city made for food, romance, and laughter – and where she met her own sexy hero.
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