Aug 272014
 

BDSMLaurenBlakely

Jen: We’re halfway through BDSM week and today we are excited to welcome Lauren Blakely to Romancing the Book. Lauren, will you share a short bio with us?
Lauren: Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Burn For Me, Night After Night, After This Night and One More Night. In late summer, she’ll release Melt for Him, the next book in her sexy fireman series, and in October she’ll release Stars In Their Eyes, the next book in the bestselling Caught Up in Love series.

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Aug 272014
 

His Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out (# 3.1)
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 62
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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In a world where my only escape has been my art, Sara has been the light in my darkness. And there is darkness, the kind of inky black that can bleed from my life to hers.

She doesn’t see it. She doesn’t understand what I’ve shown her. And my biggest fear is that soon…she will.

 

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Aug 272014
 

Kaine’s Redemption by Jan Bowles
Series: The Billionaires and Their Playgrounds (# 1)
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Pages: 162
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Dynamic and charismatic, forty-year-old businessman Kaine Deville, always gets his way. Self-reliant and self-absorbed, he’s certainly ruthless, especially when it comes to satisfying his voracious sexual appetite. Far away from prying eyes, his private island in the Caribbean is just the place to indulge his hedonistic fantasies.

When he meets Jessica Morris, a twenty nine-year-old Cornish schoolteacher, and aspiring artist, his interest is aroused. Her undeniable artistic talent may seduce and beguile him, but it’s the froth of bright red curls, framing her beautiful elfin face that makes him want to claim this lady all for himself.

Invited to immortalize his island paradise with oils and watercolors, Jessica is instantly attracted to the devilishly handsome billionaire. His captivating charm, mixed with a sexy hint of menace, leaves her unable to resist the potent chemistry developing between them.

Will Jessica be able to stand her ground against Kaine’s all-conquering personality?

 

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Aug 262014
 

BDSMShoshannaEvers

Shoshanna Evers’s Top Five Sexy Doms in Erotic Romance…

5. Gideon Cross

Bared to You by Sylvia Day. That tortured soul, that commanding voice… yes, please!

4. Christian Grey

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Yes, sometimes he’s stalker-y, but this is fiction, after all. When he struts around the Red Room, I’m all his. For some readers, 50 Shades of Grey was their first time reading BDSM erotica, and it opened up a whole new world of books to so many women! Personally, I’ve been reading BDSM erotica since I picked up The Story of O and the Sleeping Beauty Series (Anne Rice) at age 13, and my first BDSM erotic romance was published in 2010 — so when this trilogy came out, I was super excited to see our genre going mainstream!! I will always be grateful to E.L. James for bringing my favorite subgenre into the light.

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Aug 262014
 

Enraptured by Shoshanna Evers
Series: Enslaved (# 3)
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 168
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Lovely, blonde, and young, Jessica accepted a job at New York’s most exclusive BDSM nightclub to make ends meet…and to satisfy her curiosity. Nobody is more intriguing than the BAD boys—Billionaire Arrogant Doms—a trio of unbelievably rich and sexy men. Jessica willingly gets involved with the group, shedding her formerly shy persona to explore the limits of her own desire. But she isn’t sure how vulnerable she wants to be…until the one BAD Boy who never wants to fall in love again—the gorgeous, passionate, and unexpectedly tender Roman—takes an interest in her, and Jessica finds herself drawn deeper into his world than she ever expected.

 

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Aug 262014
 

Claiming Ruby by Scarlett Sanderson
Series: Mission Pleasure (# 1)
Release Date: December 27, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Pages: 143
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Ruby has a secret. Beneath her prissy exterior lies a submissive in desperate need of a Master. After her past disastrous attempt at BDSM, she buried her cravings deep and told herself she’d be fine without giving in to them. Then she meets Joshua. He’s everything she’s ever fantasized about-and everything she’s feared. Joshua didn’t start out wealthy-he’s an ex-marine who made his fortune after seeing his fair share of war. His wealth and lavish lifestyle are nothing next to his driving need to claim Ruby for his own. He’d give up everything to collar her for a lifetime, and he’ll have to use every sinful Dominant trick he knows to make her let him in.

 

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Aug 252014
 

BDSMHannahPeach
Final Author PicJen: Today we kick off BDSM week with a visit from Hanna Peach. Hanna, will you share a short bio with us?
Hanna: Hanna began to write at the tender age of seven, starting with a daring and questionable autobiography entitled Go Suck a Lemon. Perhaps it was a little before its time.

After leaving school she agreed with everyone who said she needed to get a degree and a real job to become a proper adult. She kept writing as a hobby. After starting (and never finishing) several degrees and switching from multiple careers, she finally decided that being a real adult was overrated. In 2012, she sold everything, moved to Europe and began to write full-time.

Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany and Scotland. She is currently residing in England.

She is addicted to coffee and chocolate and would one day like to own a dragon.

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Aug 252014
 

Mine & Yours by Lea Griffith
Series: Dominated Hearts (# 1)
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
Pages: 71
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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He’s returned for the one thing he can’t stay away from. She’s waited for the one thing she can’t give up.

Force Recon Marine Sam has come back home to Camp Lejeune to find the pieces of himself lost in warfare. He’s hoping to find her. Praying she’ll be waiting, Sam’s worried—it’s been a long time. But he’s determined to do whatever is needed to get her body back under his command and her heart in his hands.
Zoe knew the rules, knew what it would take to hold onto her Master, Sam. But then he left and all she’s done is count the days she’s been without him.

After all the waiting, Zoe’s worried—did he forget what they shared? Not if she has anything to say about it. She’s willing to do anything to get his hands back on her body and his soul safely joined with hers.

 

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Aug 252014
 

Masquerade by Lace Daltyn
Series: Secrets (# 1)
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 87
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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The world is full of secrets…

Drea Fortier, a reclusive philanthropist whose painful past influences her belief that there can be no happily ever after for her, reaches out to help others in the hope she can transform their pain and give them hope for the future. Drea’s own story, as well as that of her assistant, Michael Smith, is slowly revealed throughout the Secrets series.

Book One: Masquerade

Frigid bitch. The words seep into Beth Ritmour’s soul, no matter how hard she tries to deny them. A year after her divorce, they still haunt her. So when a mysterious benefactor offers a solution to her problem, Beth takes a vacation from her job as a dental hygienist and follows a cryptic note to Chicago, where she’s soon ensconced as a waitress at Club Masquerade. Although how she’s going to prove she’s not frigid is hard to figure out when the boss makes it very clear that sex, or any precursors to sex, with patrons or employees is strictly taboo. It’s not an easy rule to follow, especially when one deliciously hot bartender keeps very, very close tabs on her.

 

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Aug 242014
 

Once Upon a Wager by Julie LeMense
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 300
Source: book was provided by the publisher for review

 

 

When Lord Alec Carstairs returns from the Peninsular Wars, hailed as a hero in the midst of the London Season, only Annabelle Layton knows the sort of man that he really is, that the honor everyone praises is illusory.

They’d been close friends once, before a passionate kiss changed everything. But if she’d secretly loved him, those feelings had died one bright summer morning, when a reckless wager left Annabelle with terrifying injuries. Alec had abandoned her without a backwards glance.

Hardly the actions of a hero.

But Alec has never forgotten her, despite his vow to stay away. There is more to that long-ago day than Annabelle knows, and shocking lies have distorted the past. Can he uncover its painful truths, and still keep his distance from the stunning beauty? Can he deny his forbidden desire, even as it flares again between them, hotter than ever?

 

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