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Romance Is Everywhere With Elodie Parkes

Elodie Parkes is back and this time she brings two new romance books from Hot Ink Press to the Spicy Butterfly Garden. Welcome back, Elodie!

Thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new release romance books.

The Flower Box and Candy Hearts, were released very close together, February 7 and 14 by Hot Ink Press.

Contemporary, erotic romance, and without my usual twist of paranormal, fantasy or magic, I’ve enjoyed writing these love stories. They are both Valentine’s Day oriented stories, but can be read anytime. Although they fit into the category of erotic romance, because the bedroom door is open, they are classic romance stories with happy endings.

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The Flower Box (February 7) Novella

Alice longs for love. Oliver wants to give her flowers and candy until he thinks she has another lover. Will his jealously drive him away from Alice or straight into her arms?

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Candy Hearts (February 14) a Hot Ink Single

Tom found a new job, but can he find love?

Working in a surf coast hotel seems like the remedy for his previous unhappiness, but as Valentine’s Day approaches, Tom realizes he’s lonely, and looks around for someone to love.

Five behind the scenes facts from Elodie about The Flower Box and Candy Hearts

  1. Candy Hearts was originally going to be titled, A Piece of my Heart. I changed it as I realized the importance of the hearts in the story.
  2. Amber Tom’s ex in Candy Hearts was originally called Susie. Then I realized there’s a Susie in my book The Winter Girl.
  3. The Flower Box was originally titled, A Random act of Kindness and then I decided it wasn’t a very hot title for an erotic romance.
  4. I very nearly had a male rival for Oliver in, The Flower Box and then decided it wasn’t much of a twist and I do like my twists so I changed the story.
  5. I designed five covers for The Flower Box and couldn’t decide which one I liked best. Even now, I’m not convinced I chose the one with the right color scheme. I always do that to myself, design heaps of graphics, and then can’t choose. (laughs)

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Excerpt From The Flower Box 18+

She pressed her neck against his face as he sucked.

He pulled her skirt up around her waist and kissed up to her ear. “I want you,” he whispered into her ear and she gasped. Oliver pushed her pantyhose down around her thighs. He kissed her lips, and felt her part them to moan as he slid his hand between her legs. She was wet and his cock jerked. His breath came in short gasps as he pushed two fingers into her pussy. The feel of her inner muscles around his fingers sent a spike of sensation through his cock. He thought he’d come right then as his hips thrust in response to her opening her legs wider for his hand. He murmured against her mouth. “You feel so good. I can’t wait to get you home.”

Alice kissed him. “Let’s go. I’m desperate for you.”

Her words made his cock leak. He wondered if he could make it to her car. He took his fingers from her pussy and lingered with his fingertips against her clit.

She held his shoulders and kissed him hard.

Oliver took his fingers from her clit and rested his face against hers. “Sorry, Alice, does anyone else use this path?”

Her voice was low as she answered against his cheek. “Not usually.”

He hugged her. “That’s good.” He moved from her

She made a little sound as he pulled her pantyhose up.

He held her face and kissed her tenderly. “Let’s go.”

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014

Buy Candy Hearts here: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00IFG1FVY

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Excerpt from The Flower Box

“Three years. How can that have happened? You’re smoking hot. I can’t understand why you don’t have a man right now waiting anxiously for you to come home.” Oliver’s tone was sincere and Alice felt sad. She couldn’t understand it either. She looked at him aware tears welled in her eyes, even more embarrassed.

“There’s no one.”

Oliver kissed her again. This time he held her face. His lips were gentle on hers, and full of tenderness. When he stopped kissing her, he leaned back and smiled.

“That has to change.”

It made Alice smile and the tears receded. Their coffee arrived. Oliver asked her again about her work and she told him. He made a sound of admiration when he discovered the shop was hers and a sound of sympathy when he heard how long she worked each day. They sipped at their coffee and gazed into each other’s eyes. When Oliver took her hand and began to stroke her wrist as they talked, she went weak. Her breasts heavy with desire, she felt her nipples grazed by the lace of her bra. Her pussy throbbed. He surrounded her with his masculinity, the air charged with sexual longing. She looked into his eyes and took the chance.

“Oliver, come home with me.”

He nodded. “Okay.” He picked up the flimsy paper tab that was left by the waiter. Took his wallet from his back pocket and put a folded note under the saucer with it.

He took Alice by the hand and led her from the café. Outside he stopped. “My car is a way off, in the park car lot. There’s a taxi rank around the corner.”

Alice moved closer. “My car is behind my shop. I have a little parking space there. Let’s get that.”

Oliver smiled and kissed her on the forehead. “Let’s.” He slipped his arm around her shoulders to walk back to her shop.

Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014

Buy The Flower Box here: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B00IA7OUWO

About Elodie:

Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.

Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.

Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, and Evernight

She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

Where to Find Elodie:

Blog  Tumblr  Facebook  Twitter  Google +  Pinterest  YouTube  Amazon USA  Amazon UK  Smashwords  Barnes and Noble  ARe  Bookstrand  Evernight  Manic Readers  The Romance Reviews

Killian’s Claim by Tyler Robbins

Tyler Robbins is back at the Spicy Butterfly Garden to share her latest Evernight Publishing full length novel, Killian’s Claim. This book follows her short story, The Becoming, in the Alpha’s Claim Manlove anthology. Welcome, Tyler! So glad to have you back!

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Thank you so much for having me!!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a full length book to release, and I’m thrilled that Killian’s Claim is finally here.

Most of my books have been M/M military themed, so my new series, Call of the Wolf, is a fresh and exciting new sub-genre I can’t seem to get enough of.

The first book, The Becoming, is featured in the Alpha’s Claim Manlove Anthology from Evernight. The story intrigued my muse and opened up a whole new world full of sexy, paranormal wolf-shifters.

The Call of the Wolf series follows the lives of several wolf packs across the state of Texas and a few other southern states.

Their species lives by a strict code, and heed the call of the spirit wolf in all things, including matters of the heart. Not an easy undertaking when you’ve been told your sexuality goes against the laws of nature … or does it?

Change is coming, and each pack will inevitably have to make choices that will either strengthen or destroy their way of life.

The characters in Killian’s Claim, face these problems as well, but they have so much more than wolf spirits to deal with.

Here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about…

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Killian’s Claim:

Six years ago, Quinn Kelly barely escaped the brutal murder of his parents. Now the lone-wolf is searching for a place to belong. Well aware of his proclivity for men, his nomadic life hasn’t allowed him to find anyone to call his own, until now.

Wolf-shifter and future alpha of his own pack, Killian Masters wants nothing more than his father’s approval. After meeting Quinn, he’s more determined than ever to make his father see who he is and how deeply he loves.

Captivated by their growing passion, the young lovers have a rude awakening when the vengeful alpha who murdered Quinn’s parents, finds him, and vows to destroy anyone who gets in his way.

Some say the battle between good and evil is determined by which power is fed the most, but in nature, no power compares to that of an alpha’s claim.

 

ADULT Excerpt:

He stood frozen in place, fists balled tight and his cock throbbing with ungodly need. He’d never been balls deep inside another man before, but the longer he stood there, the more he wanted it.

Killian kissed the curve of Quinn’s neck then began to suckle.

Quinn squeezed his eyes shut. How much more could he possibly take? Chills skittered across his skin causing ripples of goose-bumps to coat his tingling flesh. A sensual moan vibrated in his chest as he shuddered from the thrill of Killian’s touch.

Killian pulled away and looked him in the eye. “Follow your instincts.”

Quinn took a deep breath then clutched the back of Killian’s neck. “Like this?” No longer able to hold back, he lunged forward, engulfing Killian’s mouth with his while pushing him back toward the sofa.

Killian tripped over his own feet, and toppled onto the couch.

Quinn stood over him. His engorged cock jerked as Killian’s hungry gaze zeroed in. He slowly unzipped his jeans, taking his time. He then reached in, squeezed his prick and winced from the ache. His experience with blowjobs had been limited to quickies here and there, and even those were awkward, and over before he’d had time to savor the moment. Getting sucked off by some guy he’d never see again was much different from what was happening now.

Killian sat up, licking his lips, his gaze still fixated on Quinn’s crotch.

Courage he hadn’t expected suddenly engulfed Quinn as he offered his cock to Killian. “Take it.”

A devious grin spread across Killian’s face.

Quinn’s eyes rolled back, and his hips naturally bucked as Killian removed his cock from his jeans. Warm hands gripped it firmly, but not too hard. Quinn sucked air in through his teeth, shuddering as Killian began to stroke him. Slow and easy. Up and down.

He jolted when Killian took him in his mouth, hot and wet. “Fuck.” Never had anything felt so good. He peered down, then twisted the back of Killian’s hair into his fist, guiding his head back and forth as Killian took more and more of his cock into his mouth.

Killian gripped the base of Quinn’s shaft, quickening his pace, sucking and stroking simultaneously.

Quinn’s knees buckled, and he grabbed Killian’s shoulders to steady himself as heat flooded his groin. His cock pulsed, and he struggled to hold off as long as he could. He wanted so badly to lose his load in Killian’s mouth, but doing that would end the pleasure far too soon.

 

Buy Links:

Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/killians-claim-by-tyler-robbins

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lFQGLv

ARe Café/All Romance Books Author Page: http://bit.ly/1hbXWAd

Where to Find Tyler:

Tyler’s Naughty Notions: http://www.tylerrobbins.org/

Tyler’s Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/author.tyler.robbins

Robin/Tyler’s Main Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/robin.badillo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robin_Badillo

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Alexander Skarsgard

There are many reasons for me to watch True Blood… many reasons! To just show a few….

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However, I will graciously admit that I never swayed to the dark side until I watched Eric Northman, played so brilliantly by Alexander Skarsgard. I’m the first to admit I like a bad boy and well, Eric Northman is a bad boy to the Nth degree!

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So, I instantly crushed on him. But to see him wielding those fangs and all that sex appeal, he’ll make a vamp lover out of just about anyone. Myself included.

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So, I thought I’d allow this gorgeous Swede to grace this week’s Totally Tantalizing Tuesday because I was feeling a bit frisky! Let’s sit back and enjoy all that is Alex Skarsgard!

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He even likes a good book! 😉

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If you’d like more information on the character Eric Northman, check out the fan dedicated site: www.ericnorthman.net. Or if you want to know more about Alex himself, check out www.askarsgard.com.

If you missed this week’s Man Candy Monday, you missed a lot, so click over to visit my best gal DC Stone at www.authorscstone.com.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey’s “Dance for Me, Princess”

I’m more than pleased to have Elyzabeth M. VaLey back on the Spicy Butterfly Garden promoting her story, Dance for me, Princess, from the Evernight Publishing Anthology, Alpha’s Claim. She was one of the very talented authors that I had the pleasure of joining in that anthology and I loved her story. Enjoy!

Many of my stories wouldn’t have been born without music. The beautiful, harmonious combination of notes, regardless of the musical genre, appeal to my muse and have sparked the beginning of more than one romance.

Sometimes, the music comes first, but other times it appears half way through the story. Dance for me, Princess was an example of the latter. I knew the characters and I was simply looking for some music for Sophia to dance to. I started out with some of the more upbeat themes of Diary of Dreams, but something was off. Youtube then suggested Blutengel. I’d never heard the German music group before, so I thought, why not? The first song that came up and called my attention was When I feel you.

I still remember hearing the lyrics and grinning like a fool. That was the song. It was exactly how Markus felt. Furthermore, it had a good beat to which Sophia could dance.

Sophia has her own song too. I had already baptized her as Frost Princess when I found that Blutengel had a song titled Ice Princess.  The lyrics have little to do with Sophia, except that indeed there is no coldness in her soul, but the song had an exceptional rhythm.

With the music set, some visual inspiration (check out the Pinterest board), and a whole lot of demanding whispers from the characters, the story of Markus and Sophia became Dance for me, Princess. I hope you enjoy it!

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Anthology Blurb:

Strength. Power. Domination. 

The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their women.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s Claim? 

 

Dance for me, Princess by Elyzabeth M. VaLey blurb:

When ruthless businessman and shifter Markus Topponiem sets his eyes on something he likes, he pursues it until he gets it. No exceptions. That’s why when he catches a sniff of the delicious scent emanating from a girl with blue hair, he doesn’t think twice about following her and making her his. 

Sophia, a.k.a. Frost Princess, dances to forget and keep her demons at bay. Then Markus comes into her life, and in the wake of his passion he revives the monsters of her past, causing her to flee. 

Will Markus be able to persuade her to give herself to him or will her fear destroy their future? 

Available at:

Amazon.com || Amazon.uk || Evernight Publishing  || AllRomanceEbooks || Bookstrand

 

Excerpt from Dance for me, Princess

Markus Topponiem tugged at the cuffs of his white shirt, adjusting it. He crossed his right leg over the left, resting the ankle on the knee. His hands on his lap, he waited. His gaze slid around the room, and his cock twitched in expectation of what he hoped was to come. His heart thundered in his chest, following the lead of his male organ and anticipating the thing that could change his life forever.

However, even though nerves danced across every pore in his flesh, he played the part of calm and relaxed. No one who saw him could have guessed that he was on the verge of breaking down. Naturally aloof, as was usual among his species, he had been taught from a young age that expressing emotions openly was risky. His mother’s early death had made him unnaturally cold, and his  ability to remain poised and under control in any situation had, not surprisingly, earned him nicknames such as “Ice King” or “Cold Hearted”. Animals didn’t hunt by being rash and irrational; they sat and waited. Everything in life, including the building of financial empires, did well to follow the same rule. Sit, wait, and strike when the prey was weakest. With that in mind, he conducted business in what some called a ruthless, heartless way. Perhaps that was why he was single. He hadn’t found the woman who stirred his predatory instincts. Until today.

 

About Elyzabeth:

Defined as weird since she was about eight, Elyzabeth honors the title by making up songs about her chores, doodling stars and flowers on any blank sheet of paper and talking to her dog whenever he feigns interest.

Losing the battle to the voices in her head is her favorite pastime after annoying her younger sister with her singing. Writing stories full of passion and emotion where love conquers all is her happy pill and she’ll forgo sleep to make her readers live the dream.

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Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Carlos Bocanegra

Growing up in northeast Ohio, football ruled the world. American football. I was going to Friday night high school football games from the age of 2 and grew a great appreciation for the sport living with a father and brother that adored the sport as well. Actually, my dad still holds the record at my high school for longest touchdown pass. He was the quarterback back in his day!

I’d heard of soccer and had even seen some kids play it, but my high school didn’t have a soccer team at the time so the sport was unfamiliar to me. When I moved to Florida and met the man that would eventually become my husband, my eyes were open to the sport (and the men that play it :))! My husband grew up playing soccer and he introduced me to the Major Soccer League (MLS) and the World Cup and what all the fuss was about Man U! Being an athlete myself, I grew a great appreciation for the sport (and the men that play it :))

Today, I’m giving the Totally Tantalizing Tuesday spot to one of the best (and one of the hottest) US soccer players of my time – Carlos Bocanegra.

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He’s played for the MLS Chicago Fire and currently for the Chivas USA. He’s played in the English Premiership for Fulham and in the French, Scottish and Spanish leagues. He’s played in multiple World Cups and was the captain of the men’s national soccer team for a period of time.

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He also graciously posed nude in ESPN’s The Body Issue. Carlos, we are forever grateful for that one! 😉

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Thanks for helping to convert me to a soccer fan, Carlos!

If you want to find out more about this sexy soccer player, you can find him on Facebook here!

(PS – I don’t claim any ownership to these photos. They were readily available on Google. Enjoy!)

And if you haven’t visited DC Stone’s Man Candy Monday post, check it out here!  ;)

Saving the Alpha From “Extinction”

Visiting me today at the Spicy Butterfly Garden is Jorja Lovett. She was one of the ten authors participating with me in the Evernight Publishing Alpha’s Claim anthology that came out on January 24th. I spent some quality time reading all the stories in Alpha’s Claim and I will admit, I LOVED Jorja’s Extinction, so much so I emailed her after reading it to tell her! 🙂  Her wolf story had some many great elements. It was sexy and fun! So, I am extremely glad to have her here to share a little excerpt from her short story! Welcome, Jorja!

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Blurb:

Strength. Power. Domination. 

The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their women.

 Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha?

I can’t resist Evernight Publishing’s anthologies. Especially when they put out a call for yummy Alpha shifters. My story in the anthology is Extinction. Here’s a little snippet…

 Extinction Excerpt: 

“You have nothing to be ashamed of.” The look Lucas shot her pinged Holly’s nipples into points against the flimsy fabric of her nightwear.

“You saw me naked?” Regardless of whether his tale was true or not, she hated that there was a possibility he had seen her at her most vulnerable.

“I think that makes us even, don’t you?” He clutched the pillow closer to his groin. She’d have to remember to put the cover in the wash tomorrow.

“So, you’ve seen me in the nip, and I’ve seen you. It’s been fun, but could you please fuck off now? It’s been a long day.” She wanted to crawl back into bed and pretend the past twenty-four hours had never happened.

“I didn’t realize losing my father’s funding would cause you such hardship. I’m sorry I upset you. That wasn’t my intention.” He had seen her tears after all. Bugger. That put her on the back foot.

“What did you think was going to happen? That we would put the flags out and celebrate our independence? As much as I detest saying it, we rely on your contribution to fund the project here.” She had to set her weapon down so she could wipe away some more stupid tears.

“I’m still trying to get over the loss of my father. I guess I was trying to make it easier on myself by cutting a lot of ties to him. Listen, do you have something I can wear? It’s impossible to have a serious conversation when I’m standing here with my balls in my hand.” He peered at her from under lowered lids, sounding strangely vulnerable.

Maybe he wasn’t such a cold hearted bastard after all. She knew she would go completely doolally if anything happened to her parents. That still didn’t make it any more appropriate for him to be stark bollock naked in her bedroom. The sooner he covered up his six-pack and that happy trail of hair dipping from his navel, the quicker she could resume hating him. She grabbed her robe from behind the bedroom door and threw it at him.

“Thanks.” He dropped the pillow to catch it in both hands.

Fuck a duck! Holly tried to avert her eyes, but she could still see his junk swinging about in

her peripheral vision as he dressed. “I think I’ll go put the kettle on.”

Available now from Evernight Publishing, Amazon, All Romance, and Bookstrand

About Jorja:

Jorja Lovett is a British author with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. Writing since she was old enough to wield a pen, it wasn’t until she joined her crit group, UCW, that she pursued her passion seriously.

Now, with Joe Manganiello as her permanent muse, if she can leave the pause button on her Magic Mike dvd long enough, she hopes to spend the rest of her days writing steamy romances.

 

Author Links: Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Website

 

Who’s “Claiming Ayden”?

Today, Eileen Griffin is at the Spicy Butterfly Garden giving us a look-see at her story, Claiming Ayden, one of the stories in the Alpha’s Claim Manlove edition. She gives us a little background as to what inspired her to create this story. Welcome, Eileen! 🙂

Thanks for hosting me on your blog today 🙂

I’ve been asked what my inspiration was when I was writing “Claiming Ayden”. I have a weakness for Alpha males and absolutely love the wolf sub-culture. They’re fascinating animals that are extremely territorial about their packs, travel vast distances to find food and shelter to ensure the health of their packs, but are also one of the few animals that mate for life. When I was developing my story and characters, I kept envisioning the scene from Last of the Mohicans when Hawkeye (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) was racing to rescue his love, Cora. The intensity with which he traverses the distance and landscape to save her has stuck with me all these years – for me, it was a pivotal scene in the movie. It made me wonder how a wolf/human shifter would react to his beloved, in this case Ayden, was captured by his Alpha’s enemy. The story basically wrote itself from there. It was such an awesome and novel experience to create a world and story for them, that I hope to one day continue Ayden and Thane’s story in future novellas 🙂

~Eileen

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Strength. Power. Domination. 

The shifters in our Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition anthology have one thing in common—they won’t take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won’t let anyone stop them from claiming their men.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?

 

Blurb:

Thane, Alpha of his pack of shifter wolves, is running out of time. Drake, Alpha of a rival pack and Thane’s enemy, has stolen into Thane’s camp to capture three of his youngest members, including his intended mate Ayden.

Drake needs numbers to increase the size of his pack and he does not care how he accomplishes that feat. Will Drake succeed and not only increase the number of his pack but eliminate Thane as a rival Alpha and enemy to his pack? Or will Thane’s need for his mate and desire to have him at any cost be the tipping point that will help him overthrow Drake and claim Ayden once and for all? 

Excerpt:

 Thane looked down at Ayden’s white blond hair and felt his chest tighten. He lifted his hand and settled it in the pup’s hair. He had to hold back a moan when he felt a tremor go through the pup’s body the moment his fingers brushed along Ayden’s scalp. Thane tightened his fingers in Ayden’s hair and pulled the younger man’s face to his. Crystal blue eyes stared back at him. Nowhere in them was there any fear or pain. Instead, Thane saw the same expression of surety and desire Ayden had worn when he’d wandered into their camp almost two and a half years ago.

“Thank you for the food, pup. But that’s not the sustenance I need tonight.”

The tremor Thane had felt turned into a shudder as Ayden placed the food and water on the ground. Then in a show of true submission he gently leaned his head into the grasp Thane had on his hair, leaving his neck exposed.

Thane’s cock filled with blood and hardened against his body. His eyes roamed over the battered body of his true mate to check for damage that would prevent him from taking the action he should have completed before they had begun their journey to the winter lands. Roane approached Thane’s side and slid the leather thong from his neck, pressing it into his leader’s free hand before backing away.

About Eileen:

Eileen Griffin lives in Texas, but loves to travel and has spent many summers crossing Europe with nothing but a backpack on her back. She enjoys TexMex, lives for good wine, and has a certain penchant for purple unicorns. She loves reading all genres of books, but her current obsession is writing M/M romance. She currently has three works out, Chasing Matt, a M/M novella co-authored with Nikka Michaels, Dinner For Two, a M/F romance novella, and “Claiming Ayden”, a M/M shifter romance that is part of a M/M anthology of short stories. Eileen is currently at work with co-author on two M/M foodie romance novels set to be released summer/fall 2014.

Buy Links:

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/alphas-claim-manlove-edition/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Alphas-Claim-Manlove-Tyler-Robbins-ebook/dp/B00I0HESDA

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alphas-Claim-Manlove-Tyler-Robbins-ebook/dp/B00I0HESDA/

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-alpha039sclaimmanloveedition-1404572-166.html

Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/alphas-claim-manlove-edition-mm

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Channing Tatum

Those people that know me well know that I’ve had a crush on Channing Tatum for a ridiculous amount of time. From the moment I saw his moves in Step Up and then again in Magic Mike, I’ve kept my eye on him… well… because any man that can move like that is worth watching! Seriously! So I was asked by a few girls that know me pretty good why I haven’t spotlighted my long time crush on Totally Tantalizing Tuesday and my response is: Here he is! 🙂

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Oh so serious… Oh so sexy

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One of my most favorite pics of him of all time! I want to be those sunglasses! 😉

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I want to be that tape measure! 🙂

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Breaking it out in Magic Mike

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How I like him best… shirtless!

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Though originally from Alabama, Channing is pretty famous for his stint as a stripper in the Tampa Bay area! No one was more disappointed than me to learn that Magic Mike was filmed in Tampa/St. Petersburg and I did not weasel my way in as an extra for that movie! 😉 He’s in a ton of films now and has made a real name for himself. I loved him in The Vow and 21 Jump Street. And I love that fact that he always appears to be such a doting husband to his wife Jenna. I’m sure he’ll be just as doting to his adorable daughter too! If you want to check out more of Mr. Tatum, check out his great website: http://channingtatumunwrapped.com/

If you missed DC Stone’s Man Candy Monday, don’t fret! You can find it here: www.authordcstone.com

L-O-V-E … the Valentine’s Day Gift Hop

Welcome all you romance fiends! And I can call you that because I’m one too! 😉 ❤ There’s rarely a better time to get your blood pumping and your heart racing than on Valentine’s Day! Though I’m not necessarily one of the gushy girls that goes ga-ga over Valentine’s Day, I’m not inclined to ignore a day that emphasizes love and romance. I spend a good amount of my time writing about love and romance. I try to create stories that make us believe that romance and chivalry are not dead and that love is worth fighting for… but I do think love and romance should be celebrated every day, not just on Valentine’s Day! Right?!

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I am happy to participate in Skye Warren’s Valentine’s Day Gift Hop. The prizes are great… a Kindle Paperwhite and digital new adult romance basket!

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Plus, I’m giving away a free ecopy of my latest erotic romance story. Panther Ridge is my story in the latest Evernight Publishing anthology, Alpha’s Claim.

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Nathan Thorne is many things. Confident. Proud. Strong. Ruggedly good-looking. And a firefighter. But what really makes him different from most men is that he’s part animal… literally…he shifts into a Florida panther. Nate has spent most of his life a loner, finding satisfaction in random women and roaming his one hundred fifty acres of Florida flatlands in Panther Ridge that his mother left him. He was content. But when Ciara Black enters Nate’s favorite hangout he doesn’t know what hit him. She’s everything he’s ever desired and he knows without a doubt that she’s his mate.

Ciara is on the run trying to escape her father and step-brother’s attempts to steal her Momma’s money. Life is hard and full of disappointments until she meets Nate Thorne. He turns her inside out with just a few words and a smile.

When someone threatens Ciara, Nate can’t do anything but protect what’s his. Can Ciara love him and the animal within?

If you want to see how I envisioned Nate and Ciara while I was creating their story, check out my Panther Ridge Pinterest board here.

If you’re interested in purchasing this anthology, you can find it at these following book distributors:

Evernight

Amazon

ARe

Bookstrand

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Love Is In The Air… Evernight’s Love Scene Blog Hop

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

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We all love to read about it. Some of us love to write about it. And hopefully, we are living it! LOVE. I’m not one of those women that gets all gushy and crazy over Valentine’s Day. I feel love should be celebrated in some way every day! I don’t need roses or jewelry. But then again, I will admit… I do love chocolate! 😉

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This year I’m participating in the Evernight Publishing Love Scene Blog Hop! The Grand Prize will be a $100 Visa gift card awarded by Evernight. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments left on the various blog posts along the hop…so make sure you leave a comment everywhere you go and leave your email address so we can get you your prize! Also, I will be doing a random drawing for a $10 Amazon or BN gift card from the comments left on my blog! Answer me this: What was the most romantic thing someone’s ever done for you?

I have three books and one short story in an anthology published by Evernight, so I had to think long and hard as to which couple could use a new love scene. It wasn’t an easy decision because I truly do love all the characters I’ve created. I live and breathe them while I’m writing them. But I thought I’d spark a little excitement for one couple that I don’t feel has received enough attention. Greg Snow and Tessa Mills from my book Board Approved book 2 in the Taking Advantage series. Click here for the blurb:

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The biggest feedback from readers was that I didn’t draft the shower scene indicated in this excerpt below. I’ve included the last few lines of that chapter and am now giving you all what you asked for… the shower love scene! Enjoy!

“When I first met you yesterday, you were cussing like kindergartener.  Now, all I hear is fuck and cock,” he said with a laugh.

“True.  You are a bad influence on me,” she said with a thoughtful tone.  “Do you think we can get another round of bad influence in before I pass out?”  He pulled his head up from the spot on her neck that he showered with kisses.

“Seriously?” he asked, looking into her blue eyes.

“Seriously,” she replied, moving her hips against him.  He groaned and felt himself start to stiffen again.

“I haven’t even pulled out yet and you’re ready to go again?”  He ran his fingers along her cheek.  His thumb brushed gently over her bottom lip.

“Please,” she said with a giggle.  He lowered his lips to her and nuzzled her bottom lip between his teeth.

“You’re going to be the death of me, Tessa,” he whispered against her mouth.  “But I can’t think of a better way to go than buried inside you.”  He pulled out of her, tossed her over his shoulder and walked her to the bathroom, where he fucked her in the shower until she was incapable of standing.   Then he carried her back to his bed and slept like a log wrapped around her beautiful body.

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Throwing Tessa’s naked body over his shoulder, Greg strutted across his bedroom toward his en suite bathroom. Her yelp made him chuckle, but it was her bite on his bare ass cheek as she dangled upside-down that made his cock thicken… again. Damn!

“You’ll pay for that,” he said. His voice was a mix of playfulness and desire.

“Where’re you taking me?” she giggled. She squirmed in his arms. Pushing the bathroom door open, he walked across the room and into the large shower stall tiled in multiple shades of blue and green Caribbean glass. He’d always loved his bathroom, particularly the shower that he’d actually designed with this type of fantasy in mind. Tessa would be the first girl he’d ever take in this shower. He twisted the knob and cold water pelted her bottom and the back of her legs. “Ahhhh! That’s freezing!” Her little hands pounded his low back.

“The cool water will do you good,” he said, teasing her. Lifting her upright, he held her under the spray of the shower allowing the water to turn warm and soak her from head to toe. The water rolled off her blonde ringlets and over her perky breasts. He caught a pert nipple in his mouth, lashing it with his tongue before biting it gently. The sound that escaped her caused his chest to rumble with lust. They hadn’t known each other very long, but she already had him by the balls… almost literally.

Pressing her against the shower wall, he lowered her until they were eye level. His hands grasping her hips. Her blue eyes sparkled with hunger as her legs wrapped around his waist, pressing her wet warmth against his length. She sighed.

“You said you wanted another round of bad influence,” he said in a teasing manner.

“Uh-huh,” she said in a whisper. Her eyes were hooded. The tip of his cock was poised at her entrance, begging to get inside of her. She pulled her bottom lip between her teeth and gave him a look that caused him to lose all sense of control. With his fingers digging into the flesh of her hips, he raised her just enough before impaling her fully on his cock.

“Ahhh! Christ!” he cried out. She gasped, releasing her bite on her lower lip and he took advantage. His mouth slammed into hers, his tongue sweeping between her lips and dancing with her tongue. His kiss was hard and energetic, as if they hadn’t just made love ten minutes ago. Their slippery chests pressed against each other causing a divine friction between them. His pelvis pounded into her, his cock slick from her juices and that of the shower. Her hips rotated against his own as her legs tightened around him.

“Greg,” she whimpered against his lips. Her hands clenched in his hair, pulling and grasping in desperation. Slipping a hand between their bodies, he pressed his thumb to her clit and she came instantly, shuddering around him. “Oh God! You’re amazing.” Her body went limp against the shower wall as he placed little kisses along her jaw.

“Oh baby, I’m not nearly done with you yet,” he said. He pulled out of her body and set her feet on the ground. Turning her around, he placed her hands on the wall, covering one of her hands with his own. The water rolled down her back and over her beautiful ass. He stood behind her for a few seconds admiring the view. She was gorgeous… every part of her. Holding his cock in his hand, he pressed inside her core, one slow inch at a time. Her legs trembled.

“You’re kidding, right? How long can you go?” she asked. Her body quivering under his. He slipped a hand down her abdomen and between her legs, circling her clit with his middle finger. Her head fell back against his shoulder as she cried out.

“I’ve got all night, baby. All night.” In fact, if he were honest, she had him all tangled up inside… he had the rest of his life and he no plans to waste a moment of it.

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