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She can’t stop thinking about him. But can she trust him? MISTRUST by Kathryn Kelly #bikerromance #bikergang #amreading #newrelease

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This week’s Revolving Book is MISTRUST (A DEATH DWELLERS MC NOVEL) by Kathryn Kelly. NEW RELEASE! 

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When Roxy Doucette meets the all too handsome, Knox Harrington, sparks fly. He’s the new assistant to the club’s attorney. However, Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell, the club’s president, is suspicious of Knox’s true reasons for being there. Something about Knox just rubs Outlaw the wrong way, therefore, he asks Roxy to get Knox into bed for some “pillow talk”. At first, she’s outraged at Outlaw’s proposal, but accepts that he might be right and the club could be in jeopardy. She agrees to “date” Knox and the war of wills begin.

Born in wealth and privilege, Knox Harrington is a former police officer who has little regard for biker clubs. In particular the Death Dwellers, and ESPECIALLY the president. Now a private investigator, Knox is working on behalf of his uncle to bring Outlaw and the Dwellers down. The club members’ nefarious deeds warrant their destruction. Knox intends to achieve that by any means possible.

When he meets the beautiful, formidable Roxy, there’s instant attraction between them. However, he sees an opportunity to use her to ferret information about the club. He’s over-the-top-arrogant, believing the ignorance and stupidity of Outlaw will ultimately be the club’s downfall. Knox hasn’t a clue that Roxy is on to him. She’s also attracted to him. 

Aside from the safety of the club, Roxy’s in it for the benefits. She has a new lease on life after surviving cancer. Besides Knox’s low-down behavior, she’s a 44-year-old, mother of four children and Knox is ten years younger than she is. However, she can’t resist the challenge when Knox lets it be known that he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. He sure the hell is a tool. The foolish kind and Roxy is determined to teach him a lesson or two.

Let the games begin.

ABOUT KATHRYN KELLY:

Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. She’s always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In her head, she’s the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she’s an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian.

Kathryn loves hearing from readers. You can reach her via her website, twitter and facebook.

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She works for the most notorious biker gang leader in town. And she’s falling for an undercover cop. MISTRUST by Kathryn Kelly @katkelwriter #amreading #bikerromance

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This week’s Revolving Book is MISTRUST (A DEATH DWELLERS MC NOVEL) by Kathryn Kelly. NEW RELEASE! 

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2iGDUAQ

Nook: http://bit.ly/2jw6dlg

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ikeHhO

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2iGJ4wK

When Roxy Doucette meets the all too handsome, Knox Harrington, sparks fly. He’s the new assistant to the club’s attorney. However, Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell, the club’s president, is suspicious of Knox’s true reasons for being there. Something about Knox just rubs Outlaw the wrong way, therefore, he asks Roxy to get Knox into bed for some “pillow talk”. At first, she’s outraged at Outlaw’s proposal, but accepts that he might be right and the club could be in jeopardy. She agrees to “date” Knox and the war of wills begin.

Born in wealth and privilege, Knox Harrington is a former police officer who has little regard for biker clubs. In particular the Death Dwellers, and ESPECIALLY the president. Now a private investigator, Knox is working on behalf of his uncle to bring Outlaw and the Dwellers down. The club members’ nefarious deeds warrant their destruction. Knox intends to achieve that by any means possible.

When he meets the beautiful, formidable Roxy, there’s instant attraction between them. However, he sees an opportunity to use her to ferret information about the club. He’s over-the-top-arrogant, believing the ignorance and stupidity of Outlaw will ultimately be the club’s downfall. Knox hasn’t a clue that Roxy is on to him. She’s also attracted to him. 

Aside from the safety of the club, Roxy’s in it for the benefits. She has a new lease on life after surviving cancer. Besides Knox’s low-down behavior, she’s a 44-year-old, mother of four children and Knox is ten years younger than she is. However, she can’t resist the challenge when Knox lets it be known that he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. He sure the hell is a tool. The foolish kind and Roxy is determined to teach him a lesson or two.

Let the games begin.

ABOUT KATHRYN KELLY:

Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. She’s always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In her head, she’s the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she’s an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian.

Kathryn loves hearing from readers. You can reach her via her website, twitter and facebook.

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He’s working undercover in a biker gang. She’s working to uncover him. MISTRUST by Kathryn Kelly @katkelwriter #amreading #romance

mistrust-post-card

This week’s Revolving Book is MISTRUST (A DEATH DWELLERS MC NOVEL) by Kathryn Kelly. NEW RELEASE! 

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2iGDUAQ

Nook: http://bit.ly/2jw6dlg

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ikeHhO

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2iGJ4wK

When Roxy Doucette meets the all too handsome, Knox Harrington, sparks fly. He’s the new assistant to the club’s attorney. However, Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell, the club’s president, is suspicious of Knox’s true reasons for being there. Something about Knox just rubs Outlaw the wrong way, therefore, he asks Roxy to get Knox into bed for some “pillow talk”. At first, she’s outraged at Outlaw’s proposal, but accepts that he might be right and the club could be in jeopardy. She agrees to “date” Knox and the war of wills begin.

Born in wealth and privilege, Knox Harrington is a former police officer who has little regard for biker clubs. In particular the Death Dwellers, and ESPECIALLY the president. Now a private investigator, Knox is working on behalf of his uncle to bring Outlaw and the Dwellers down. The club members’ nefarious deeds warrant their destruction. Knox intends to achieve that by any means possible.

When he meets the beautiful, formidable Roxy, there’s instant attraction between them. However, he sees an opportunity to use her to ferret information about the club. He’s over-the-top-arrogant, believing the ignorance and stupidity of Outlaw will ultimately be the club’s downfall. Knox hasn’t a clue that Roxy is on to him. She’s also attracted to him. 

Aside from the safety of the club, Roxy’s in it for the benefits. She has a new lease on life after surviving cancer. Besides Knox’s low-down behavior, she’s a 44-year-old, mother of four children and Knox is ten years younger than she is. However, she can’t resist the challenge when Knox lets it be known that he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. He sure the hell is a tool. The foolish kind and Roxy is determined to teach him a lesson or two.

Let the games begin.

ABOUT KATHRYN KELLY:

Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. She’s always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In her head, she’s the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she’s an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian.

Kathryn loves hearing from readers. You can reach her via her website, twitter and facebook.

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Sometimes temptation is too much to resist . . .

GetInlineOur Revolving Book Week continues today with one more book! AND IT’S A SIZZLER! AND IT’S FREE!!! It’s the hot contemporary romance TAKE IT – Book ONE by DJ Stone and B.E. Raj.

GET IT ON AMAZON: http://www.amazon.ca/Take-It-Part-DJ-Stone-ebook/dp/B00P2S501E

BLURB: Jenny Collins is convinced she’s more likely to find Bigfoot in the middle of downtown Boston than have a decent romp in the sack. She’s starting to wonder if maybe all the lackluster love making has more to do with her than she’s been willing to admit. Her days are spent drudging away in a male driven career where the best she can do is apologize for existing as she inches her way up the ladder. Just as she’s about to throw in the towel, a chance encounter with a captivating stranger has her holding onto the hope that her thirst for passion may be quenched.

The only problem is the stranger, Harrison Burke, turns out to be a colleague. Sleeping with him would be highly unethical and probably illegal, which only seems to make her want him more. After Harrison convinces Jenny that nothing will ever change in her life unless she learns to take what she wants, she jumps head first into a sea of unimaginable pleasure and lust. Will she be able to survive the storm that ensues or will she be so blinded by the frenzy of passion that she doesn’t even see it coming?

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Blurred Lines: The Great Erotica/Erotic Romance Debate That Isn’t Quite So Anymore by Alexis D. Craig

Give Me Shelter COVEROur guest blog today is from Lachesis Publishing author Alexis D. Craig. Alexis writes sultry and spicy romantic suspense (Give Me Shelter and Imminent Danger) featuring the brave men and women in law enforcement.  She also writes super hot erotica featuring sexy cops (Undercover Seduction).

There used to be a day, in the early ’90s, when Erotic Romance was just getting off the ground as a legit enterprise. Even then, it was only really in the historical subgenre, and only in euphemism. You wanted more realistic wording and phrases? You went to erotica or porn.

There was a lot of ‘weeping centers of womanhood’ and ‘manroots’ about the place. Not a good scene at all, and one of which I was guilty back in the day when I was starting out.

152403Then I read Chances by Jackie Collins, and all bets were off. Lord have mercy, she had the hottest sex scenes, I mean, realistic, non-euphemistic sex scenes, but they weren’t about love. They were hot as hell, but the motivation was entirely different than romance novels. That, to me, cemented itself as the definition of ‘erotica’, e. g. sexus gratia sexūs, sex for the sake of sex.

The exploration of attraction, arousal, and fun, unencumbered by feelings (and, by extension, consequences), is a fun path to explore. What would you do if you didn’t have to answer for it (literally and emotionally)? The appeal of the forbidden comes in to play, too. Raised in a traditional American society, where heterosexual monogamy was the tacit expectation, it feels good to play outside the box, and take the reader with you.

Want to read about lesbians? Ménage and group scenes? BDSM? Erotica and porn, all day long. It was a playground without context. Arousing, fun, fetishizing, but really, at no point were the two ‘R’ words (relationship or romance) ever really mentioned.

UNDERCOVER SEDUCTIONIn that respect, erotica hasn’t really changed all that much over time. A lot of things that used to be considered ‘fetish’ material are now de rigueur, but still somewhat independent of relationships and romance. In my story, Rule Number Seven, (Undercover Seduction) Shiva didn’t even start off looking for a good time, but found one with Adam and Jason both, then summarily tossed them out of her hotel room. No cuddling, no heartfelt declarations, nada. Same with Jimmy, and the unnamed female narrator in Cookies, (Undercover Seduction) who he summarily ravishes in an ostensibly public place before she sends him on his way. The lack of Relationship and Romance, note both with the capital ‘R’, don’t detract from the heat of the story, and I’d argue actually increase it by layering a sense of illicitness over the narrative, but then, that’s me.

That’s not to say there’s no erotica in romance. My relationship with the genre began back in eighth grade home room where I’d sneak in the Harlequin Temptation stories I’d picked up at the grocery store during classroom reading time. (I was also reading a lot of Hemingway at the time, and my emotions needed something a bit more uplifting.) I loved the juxtaposition of the HEA endings and the hot, yet still semi-euphemistic, scenes.

th_055356160XErotic romance, as a genre, didn’t really gel for me, until 1994 and I discovered Tami Hoag’s Cry Wolf. I have since purchased numerous copies for other people and had to replace the version I fell in love with thrice. The emotional and sexual interactions between Jack and Laurel damn near burnt my fingers, and ignited a desire within me to recreate that type of heat and engagement with my reader.

I think, with the blurred lines of both language (no more ‘manroot’! yay!) and what is considered acceptable subject matter (LGBTQ* now included, no assembly required), the last stand in terms of difference between Erotica and Erotic Romance is the role of sex within the narrative framework.

Sex is the purpose in erotica, the source from which the rest of the story flows, with a focus on the physical sensations and not as much on the emotions or potential circumstantial repercussions (both good and bad) for the actions. Sex, within the context of erotic romance, is part of the overall expression of feeling and emotion between the characters. It can still be hot and blissfully free of euphemism, but make no mistake; the physical acts as well as the emotional structure in which they occur are on equal footing here, and to a certain extent, the emotions might be more important.

For example, Olivia has extensive fantasies about her and Josh and the naked things they could be doing in Dream a Little Dream, (Undercover Seduction) but hesitates to really discuss it since she has an emotional and professional attachment to him. Eli and Bex, Atticus and Violet, in Give Me Shelter all have the same type of story, their lives beyond their sexual desires dictate that acting on said desires would, most likely, yield disastrous results. Love means taking chances, risking the status quo in a game of ‘what if’, damn the torpedos and all that.

I would suggest that the two genres have merged and overlapped as much as they are going to, reaching an equilibrium between the two that allows them to still maintain their integrity as separate, but closely related, entities that still please their audiences, regardless of their evolutions.

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5 Star Review of Undercover Seduction by Alexis D. Craig (erotica)

UNDERCOVER SEDUCTIONLachesis Publishing author JoMarie DeGioia reviews Lachesis Publishing author Alexis D. Craig’s Undercover Seduction:

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What it’s About:

There’s a hot, new voice in erotic fiction and she is Alexis Craig.

In this first installment of her brand new Sensual Encounters series—Alexis brings us Undercover Seduction, an anthology about the sensual encounters of men and women in blue.

They may serve and protect, but these gorgeous cops, sultry detectives, and hunky SWAT officers also get down and dirty.

Undercover Seduction explores the steamier side of life in six, super-sexy stories: an enticing seduction after a long, hard day at work; a delectable, after-hours interlude in a bake shop; a dream encounter that becomes oh-so-very real; a rousing chess match that turns into an arousing ménage-a-trois; a rainy night and a lusty, late-night house call; a steamy, one-night stand that goes all weekend long.

You have the right to remain aroused . . . until the next Sensual Encounters.

REVIEW:

5-Stars! This collection of stories is scorching hot but that’s what I’d expected. What I hadn’t expected were the touches of heart mixed in with the heat! Without exception, the characters were well-rounded and I cared about them. Their desires and their insecurities. I was bummed when I finished each story but as soon as I turned the page I was immediately engaged in a new one!

The author uses deep point-of-view to extreme advantage, making the reader’s pulse race and their heart sigh. Each story is unique as are the characters.  From secret crushes to stranger interludes, she engages the reader in her vignettes. I highly recommend this collection and would read this author again!

JoMarie DeGioia writes sexy Regency romances for Lachesis Publishing
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Alexis D. Craig writes hot romantic suspense & erotica for Lachesis Publishing.
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How to Write Hot Sex Scenes by Alexis D. Craig (romantic suspense and erotica author)

Give Me Shelter COVEROur guest blog today is from Lachesis author Alexis D. Craig. Alexis writes and sultry and spicy romantic suspense (Give Me Shelter and Imminent Danger) featuring the brave men and women in law enforcement.  She also writes super hot erotica featuring sexy cops (Undercover Seduction). Today, Alexis shares her tips on writing a hot sex scene! Take it away Alexis . . . 

Okay, so you’re writing a romance novel and you have characters whose chemistry has come to a boil. They want to take the next logical step, and you want them to, too, but you’re not sure about writing the scene. Here’s where I come in to help.

Let’s start with a few simple dos and don’ts.

Don’t get uptight about it. You want it to flow naturally and the pace with which it does is dictated by your characters and the context of the scene.

Don’t rush it. You don’t have a set series of points you have to reach in a specific amount of time. The journey is just as important as the destination.

Don’t be afraid to get dirty with it. Sex is messy, the language can be quite vulgar and if your characters are feeling it, go for it. You obviously don’t have to use words that make you, the author, uncomfortable, but the very nature of the scene gives you more leeway in terms of propriety.

Don’t, under any circumstances, get too florid with the euphemisms. I’m not saying that everything has to be perfectly scientifically proper (e.g. ‘penis’, ‘vagina’, clitoris, etc…) BUT if you get too wild while beating around the bush (ahem) you’ll take the reader out of the head space you’re attempting to create and may, or may not incite laughter/cringing.

Do write in a space that makes you comfortable. I have found that writing sex scenes in Burger King tends to make me feel a bit self-conscious. It just doesn’t lend itself to the mood I need to create in the same way that my living room does.

Do use music to help feed your muse. I always talk about music in my posts, I know, but I find that the correct series of songs does carry a scene quite well from my head to the page. I’m not saying we have to bust out the Prince/Marvin Gaye/Usher, but if that’s where your characters are mentally, go with the flow.

Do get up and take short breaks when the scene just isn’t coming (ahem). Get up, walk around, walk away from it on the page and in your head. Take a minute, get a snack, come back to it and keep going. If you force it, the reader can tell the moment the scene switches from a hot sex scene to an ‘insert tab A into slot B’ instruction manual. Unless you’re writing that type of thing, I’m pretty sure that’s not what you’re going for in this case.

Do, for the love of all that is holy (including, but not limited to, little fishes, cats, Nilla wafers, and graham crackers), make sure that the things you write are, in fact, anatomically possible. Nothing ruins a good sex scene like written visuals that make no sense physically. I have, on occasion, solicited assistance to make sure that what I’m writing and what I’m seeing in my head actually work. Alas, there have been occasions where the writing and the limitations of the physical body bore no relation to one another. I put that book down and wanted nothing more to do with it.*

*Caveat to the previous, if you’re writing about non-human entities, the dead, the undead, or formerly alive but not a zombie, shifters, whatnot, those rules are a bit looser. Given the amount of disbelief already suspended by the reader, you could probably push it a bit more, but still, keep in mind that you never want a reader to be thinking, “WTF?” while reading about your characters effing.

Finally, some important points overall:

This is about your characters and their physical expression of their feelings for each other. Keep in mind that just because it’s hot doesn’t mean they have to act differently than they would under other circumstances.

If you’re writing about kink, it would behoove you to read about the kink in which you’re interested. Lack of research becomes painfully obvious, and quickly, if you don’t take the time to do it. Understanding of the subject matter, context, and how the reality differs from the outside world’s perceptions of it will all lend an authenticity to the scene that will elevate the hotness to blistering heights.*

*Caveat, or rather, an illustrative anecdote. During a conversation recently with a friend of mine, she expressed her beef with the 50 Shades series. Paraphrasing, “It’s not realistic. Especially the after care. After care is so important when scenes are over, due to their level of intensity and potential (mental/emotional) trauma to the sub. You cuddle them, clean them up, help them come back to themselves and feel safe and secure again. You don’t just have an intense scene and then walk out like you don’t give a fuck. That’s just asshattery, that’s not BDSM.”

As a follow up to the previous, the aftermath of a sex scene is vital for really illustrating your characters. They’re emotionally vulnerable, physically spent, and disinclined to maintain their facades they show the world. To that end, the partner, and the reader, can really see the character for who they are. Capitalize on that.

Obviously, if you’re writing and you just cannot get over the mental hump (ahem), you can always cut to action off screen (so to speak), and then move on to the next scene.

Finally, the thing I’ve found to be most important when writing the scenes: if it makes you hot while writing it, it’ll make the reader hot reading it.

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