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The Schoolteacher and the Dom (The Black Rose) eBook: Ella Grey: Kindle Store

The first installment in The Black Rose series is on sale in the run up to the release of the sequel.  Pick it up for 99c or 77p.

The Schoolteacher and the Dom tells the story of Dom Alex and Switch Nola. Can they find love together?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Schoolteacher-Black-Rose-ebook/dp/B00B5NWF36%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJBDF5XQBATGDX4VQ%26tag%3Dspea06-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00B5NWF36

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An Update

Hey guys. It’s been a while since I last updated or did anything with my blog. I promise that I’ve been hard at all. In all honesty I haven’t been doing much besides writing. SO here’s the update.

Weekend with the Dom (Evernight Publishing) is the sequel to The Schoolteacher and the Dom and is out in August.

The Last Days (Breathless Press) got accepted over the weekend. I let you guys know information if and when I get it. This story is set a few years after a zombie apocalypse.

Saving Kat (Decadent Publishing) has gone to edits and hopefully I’ll have something to report soon.

I’m currently working on several wips. The next story in The Black Paw Pack ‘Guarding Mari’ is nearly finished and I’m also working on something completely different that has taken on a life of its own. I have no clue to where it will end up being submitted too but I guess I’m incredibly lucky to have the chance to work with some kick arse publishers.

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Steampunk Submission Callout

After the success of two Steampunk anthologies, Echelon Press is going for a hat trick. So if you’ve ever wanted to write this interesting genre but didn’t know what to write. This is your chance. The deadline has been extended to the end of the month.

http://echelonpress.wordpress.com/steampunk-submissions-now-open/

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Irish Kisses: A Cupid’s Conquest Story

I thought that we’d have a little blast from the blast. My first solo story with Evernight Publishing was Irish Kisses, which is apart of the Cupid’s Conquest line.

Cupid’s been a bad boy…

After years of letting love languish on Earth, Cupid has been banished to the surface until he teaches humanity to love again. One couple—or more—at a time.

Irish Kisses

Abby Smith and Seth O’Connor might live in the same city but their paths have never crossed. It takes a murder to bring them together and fate to keep them there.
Abby has been thrown off the biggest case of the century because it suddenly got too personal. Her best friend and fellow lawyer Dawn Philips is brutally murdered and the witnesses are running scared. Then a man, saying that he was hired by Dawn before her murder, gives her a folder. There’s a witness, the only problem is she’s in Ireland.

Seth O’Connor never expected to meet a woman like Abby on the plane to the country of his birth. A passionate encounter between them leaves him wanting more. Then he ends up saving her life and realises that he can’t say goodbye to the beautiful redhead and he doesn’t want to either.

Buy Link

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/irish-kisses-by-ella-grey/

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The Orgasm Project by Doris O’Connor

This is not the first time that I’ve had Mrs O’Connor on my blog promoting her latest release and it will not be the last. I was very lucky to be a beta reader for this story and I tell you that this story is so hot it practically steams off the page.

Take it away Doris.

Thanks so much for having me here today 
Inspiration is a funny thing and it comes in so many shapes and forms. My muse has a real thing for prompts. Be that submission calls, pictures, or indeed word prompts. My story The Orgasm Project started with these three words.
Not even once.
That was the prompt given for a 250 word flash, and immediately I had my heroine. Unable to orgasm with a man she was frustrated and sitting in a bar with her best friend, admitting to this fact. They were watched over by two drop-dead-gorgeous hunks and the rest, as they say, is history. You can read the original flash here. Just scroll through the comments and you will find my entry.
Carter and Jake kept niggling at me until I wrote their story, and the Orgasm Project was born.
Enjoy!
*grins*
I certainly had fun writing this little hot tale. After all, there is only thing hotter than one hunk, and that’s two, right? Especially when they’re shifters. All that delicious growling…
In fact, my editor had me in stitches by making this comment!
“Growls and grumbles again? You’re writing shifter stories just so I can’t get rid of too many of these, aren’t you? ”
Can you say busted?

Blurb:
What’s a girl to do when her best friend confides her inability to orgasm? Set up the Orgasm Project of course, and Maria knows just the guys to do it. Full of themselves her hot as Hades brothers might be, but at least they are safe. What can possibly go wrong?
Anastasia wants the ground to swallow her whole, when she meets the twins. How embarrassing can this be, even if the gorgeous hunks set her knickers aflame with just one look?
Jake and Carter know their mate when they see her, and nothing is going to stop these cougar shifters from claiming her. Their night of passion leads to discoveries neither one of them is prepared for.
Has their bite awakened a monster or their destiny?
Excerpt:

“What if I don’t want to go home with you?”
She opened her eyes to find Jake smiling down at her. Carter’s gaze, too, sought hers through the rear view mirror, and a shiver of unease went down her spine at the disapproval she read in his eyes—eyes that bled from blue to golden and back again as she watched in stunned fascination.
“What are you?” The question left her lips before she could stop herself, and she inwardly groaned at her stupidity.
“You know what we are.” Jake said, his hot breath a whisper’s breadth away from her neck as he sniffed her again. “Look into yourself and tell me that you don’t feel this connection. I know you do. Your body gives you away as surely as your sweet scent. You’re wet for us just thinking about what we might do to you, and that’s not fear I can smell, but arousal. You want us as much as we want you, have wanted you from the first moment we caught your scent all those months ago.”
“You can’t be serious.”
Anastasia shook her head and pushed against his chest. His heartbeat thundered under her fingertips in tune with her own galloping rhythm. The fact that he seemed as affected as her by whatever was happening between them gave her a heady rush of feminine power. Liquid arousal pooled between her thighs and slicked the top of her legs. She put up no resistance to Jake’s questing digits trailing up her inner thigh. Underneath the skimpy dress she had worn at Maria’s insistence, his hand inched ever upwards until his knuckles brushed against the damp fabric covering her slit, and she bit back a moan when his thumb found her clit. That normally shy little bundle of nerves contracted under that slight touch and seemed to swell in need. Jake caught her groan in his mouth, and Anastasia forgot any objections she might have had at the first swipe of his tongue inside her mouth.
If she thought he smelled good, then he tasted even better. His musk exploded on her tongue, and she opened to his gentle insistence. He swooped in and took possession of the kiss. One hand fisted in her hair while the other still showed homage to her little nubbin, and she gasped into the ever more passionate kiss, when one of his incredibly long fingers slid under the elastic of her thong. She was so wet that he slipped right into the tight clasp of her body, and her internal muscles contracted around that digit. He growled low in his throat, and she ground herself against his hand as his thumb settled on her clit.
He added another finger and then a third, thrusting in and out of her needy pussy in tune with his tongue’s thrusts inside her mouth, and Anastasia gave herself up to the ever more urgent demands of her body. Her hands fisted in his shirt, as the tingles started deep inside her core. Like a tidal wave of sensation they grew and tumbled forth, retreating a bit with every thrust, only to double in force with every faster pump of his fingers inside her channel.
The car lurched round a corner and then came to an abrupt stop. Cool air rushed into the heated interior, and Anastasia moaned her denial when Jake withdrew his fingers. In the blink of an eye she was freed out of her seat belt, and Jake broke the kiss to shift her body backwards. Carter’s strong hands gripped her thighs, and she caught a glimpse of his glowing eyes, before he buried his head between her thighs. Her underwear gave way with an audible rip, and then his hot breath on her swollen folds robbed her of any coherent thoughts.
“My turn to taste her, brother.” The growled words vibrated against her slit, seconds before his tongue delved into her quivering channel. Anastasia arched her back in desperate need to get closer to the hot mouth he used to such devastating effect on her clit. Jake chuckled in her ear, and she saw him lick his fingers, slick with her arousal. The sight was incredibly erotic, and she could taste herself in the kiss he gave her. Carter chose that moment to bite down on her clit, and she screamed. The barely functioning side of her brain marvelled at that need-filled scream, muffled as it was by Jake’s kiss, and she clamped her thighs around Carter’s head, as she started to tumble over that elusive edge no man had ever managed to help her over.
Unlike the weak orgasms she had managed by her own hand, this one took her breath away. All sense of time and reason disappeared as her body convulsed under the hands of her lovers. Carter pushed her over that edge again, and again, and again, whilst Jake’s hands played with her breasts and nipples. He rolled each hard nub between his thumb and forefinger, pinching hard, and the sharp pain zinged straight to her clit.
Jake finally broke the kiss and nibbled his way down her neck as her body shook in delicious aftershocks.
“All ours,” the men grumbled in unison.

Buy Links:
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-orgasm-project-by-doris-oconnor/

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theorgasmproject-1227977-146.html

http://www.bookstrand.com/the-orgasm-project-mfm

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Author Bio:
Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris… at least that’s what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.

STALKING LINKS:
Website http://www.dorisoconnor.com/
Blog http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter https://twitter.com/mamaD8
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doris-OConnor-Romance-Author/241366635885432
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dorisoconnor/
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/pages/Doris-O%27Connor.html Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Doris-OConnor/e/B00694IRSI/

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A Little Sunday Flash

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This is the IT guy? Mira worked on trying to focus on anything but his sexy grin, the roughly style hair and his hard body hidden under the white shirt and trousers. Who was she kidding at this rate she’d be having the conversation with his left ear. I wondered what it would be like to nibble on it. Okay, maybe not his left ear then.
“Can I help you with something?
How about the zip on my dress as you take it off? She thought silently. “I think that there’s a problem with the network, my computer keeps kicking me off.”
He frowned, pushed his glasses up the bridge of his nose. Mira had always thought that glasses were incredibly sexy on a man and she quickly lost her train of thought. “What’s your number?”
“Excuse me?” Did he just ask me for my telephone number?He smiled. “The number on the computer, I can log onto the computer from here and check out the problem.”
Mira pulled out the chair opposite him and sat down. “You can do that?” As he nodded she gave him the five digit number for her computer. A few minutes passed as Mira listened to him type on the keyboard and click the mouse a few times.
“Okay, you’re good to go now.”
“That’s it? That was quick.”
He looked at the computer and mumbled something that she barely caught. “That’s the only thing I’m fast at.”

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Nick Valentino

For those that have read my blog for awhile now the name Nick Valentino will not be new to you. I met him virtual through MySpace a few years ago and it’s through him that I got my first publishing contract. Now besides being a great friend, he’s also a brilliant writer. I’ve offered up my blog for him to promote the sequel to his popular Thomas Riley series.

Take it away Nick 🙂

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Hello! My name is Nick Valentino and I’m the author of the Thomas Riley Steampunk series. First off, I want to say thank you so much to Ms. Grey for hosting me today! If I know my hosts/hostesses I like to give a little background on how we know each other. Originally, I met Ella through MySpace. So we’ve known each other virtually for quite some time. She is an incredibly talented writer and not long after we spoke, she was published by Echelon Press.

My reason for being her today is my second Steampunk novel, Thomas Riley and The Maelstrom was just released on ZOVA Books and I’m doing a blog tour in support of it. If you don’t know exactly what Steampunk is, it’s basically Victorian Science Fiction much like Jules Verne. Think gadgets, goggles, airships and wacky inventions mostly based off steam power and clockwork. My books are lean toward the action/adventure side of things. The easy way to describe them is ‘Indiana Jones with Sky Pirates and lots of airships.’

While this book is has the same action and adventure of the first book , it also has much more depth. I wanted to explore the characters and give the reader a little more “meat on the bone” when it came to personalities and actions. The first book, simply called, Thomas Riley, was a sort of an introduction to the characters and their Steampunk world while I feel like Thomas Riley and The Maelstrom immerses the reader more into the war between Thomas Riley’s country of West Caniva and Lemuria. There’s also the second element of a love story which provides twists that even I didn’t expect when first sitting down to plot the book. So, I have to say, I’m quite excited to share this with fans and new readers alike.

Thomas Riley and Cynthia Basset are off on a new adventure. This time, the tale is a darker one that explores a Steampunk world in more depth and detail. If you read Thomas Riley, I feel like you will really enjoy Thomas Riley and The Maelstrom and if you haven’t read the first book in the series, fear not, you can read each book without reading the one before it.

Want to know more? Here’s the teaser blurb from the back of the book:

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Thomas Riley and Cynthia Basset’s adventures in their Steampunk world have turned down a dark path. After an assassination attempt, the West Canvian heroes receive a message from a mysterious woman about the whereabouts of Cynthia’s missing suitor and famous sky pirate, Sam Burges.

Cynthia insists on pursuing the lead despite great risk, so the two of them take off with a rogue colonial sky pirate and his eclectic crew to find the man that she loves. On their journey, Thomas and Cynthia learn that Sam has joined with their enemies, the Lemurians, under the supervision of the mad man, Doctor Wolfgang Gerhard.

To make matters worse, Sam is in a commanding position on board the secret airship, The Maelstrom, that has the ability to control the weather in a most nefarious way.

Thomas and Cynthia’s loyalty to their country and to each other are laid on the line in this Steampunk tale of love, loss and adventure.

Want a copy for yourself?

Get signed copies here: http://thomasriley.bigcartel.com/

Amazon.com Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Riley-Maelstrom-Nick-Valentino/dp/0615794742/ref=sr_1_2_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372180234&sr=1-2

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Riley-Maelstrom-ebook/dp/B00DCCR1LO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372179906&sr=1-1&keywords=Thomas+Riley+and+The+Maelstrom

Barnes & Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thomas-riley-and-the-maelstrom-nick-valentino/1115658868?ean=9780615794747