Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last Day on the Insatiable Reads Tour!

Last day on this amazing tour introducing some great authors!!  I had so much fun working with these lovely ladies and I hope they will stop back by here again!!  I have the naughty Julia Kent with me today, and we plotted out a yummy post to go out with a bang!!  So here is Julia telling us why 3 (you knew that was coming!) is sooooo much better than 2!!

Top 10 Reasons Why Three is Better than Two
by Julia Kent

10. There's always someone to rub both your feet at the same time.
9. One to give you pleasure, and one to run out to the store and buy the salted caramel ice cream.
8. Two alphas. Need I say more? ;)
7. You turn heads when you go to weddings.
6. Multiple orgasms come with multiple people. Now that's some fun math. ;P
5. Two guys taking showers every day. Twice as many slippery sex opportunities.
4. All those naked pecs and glutes and...what was I saying?
3. Sometimes the guys have friends who come over and lift heavy things for you. Shirtless. And sweaty. And...was I writing something?
2. Good things come to those who use astroglide in all the right places. And I mean ALL.
1. Twice as much unconditional love.

Julia Kent's newest book, Suspiciously Obedient (, is book two in her Obedient series:

A fake persona with very real emotions...
As "Matt Jones," CEO playboy Michael Bournham has just stumbled into his wildest dream and worst nightmare while playing a middle-management employee role for a reality television stunt. Getting caught making love with his administrative assistant, Lydia Charles, on camera let unscrupulous Hollywood producers blackmail him before launching the video on YouTube. Fired from his job and ridiculed on social media, Mike needs to hit "reboot" on his life. Hiding Lydia away in Iceland with a made-up job, he sends his best friend Jeremy to watch over her. Meanwhile, he disguises himself once more and booked a cabin at Lydia's family's campground in Maine, to immerse himself in her world.
A best friend with deeper intentions...
After more than a decade of world travel and hedonistic fun, dot-com millionaire Jeremy wants more out of his friendship with Mike, but more than that - he wants Lydia. Struck by her beauty and essence, he follows Mike's order and obeys, courting her with a friendship that quickly becomes a deeper bond, charged by Lydia's fantasies about him - and Mike. Unable to resist, he becomes her confidante and bedmate, helping her to come to grips with her impulsive decisions and to find her way back home to Maine.
A woman torn by desire...
Lydia accepts the move to Iceland to become the Director of Communications for European Operations not realizing it's a sham position Michael Bournham created to help hide her from the firestorm of the viral sex tape. Living in a new country should be fun, but side glances and whispers from her new Icelandic employees dig at her. Ignored by her new boss at Bournham Industries, Lydia's disenchantment with her bold move is softened only by Jeremy's appearance. Wild and loose, he fills a void in her life - and soon fills her bed.
When she decides there's no place like home, the new couple embarks for her family's campground - and Jeremy's suspicious obedience will be revealed.


USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent turned to writing contemporary romance after deciding that life is too short not to have fun. She writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Giveaway and Guest Post on the Insatiable Reads Tour with author Terry Towers

How the book came about:

Over the past year, I've wanted to do a charity book - my way of giving back. I've participated in a number of charity bundles and collections, but I've never released one solely on my own. So the question came to me; which charity and which book?

The answer came to me when my mother passed away, on Oct 14th, 2012, after a year and a half long battle with lung cancer. So I chose the Canadian Cancer Society. What they do for people, not only in terms of research, but also through patient support - financially and otherwise - is a blessing to thousands of cancer patients each and every day.

So, I had ideas spinning in my mind for a breeding erotica book that involved a billionaire. It was meant to be short and taboo. However, my mother's death made it perfectly clear where the billionaire story should go. As I started plotting it, the short erotic taboo story that it was originally meant to be evolved into a novel length medical erotic romance. It became so much more!

This was one of those books that I didn't have to think about, the ideas and the words seemed to write themselves as the pages flew by. I'd gotten over halfway through the novel and **gasp** there was still no sex! Crazy right? I think most people who read my work read it partly because of the sex scenes, so it seemed insane to me that I was writing a story without the nasty goodness that people expect from me. Since it couldn't be a Terry Towers book without some good old steamy "action" I made up for the lack of "action" in the final half of the book. I joke that my early stuff could be considered "romantic porn;" so needless to say this book brought me way out of my comfort zone.

An Heir For The Billionaire was released on June 29th and is on track to exceed my thousand dollar goal for the end of August. I've been pleased with the sales and amazed at the positive reviews and emails from readers, many feeling that this book is the best to come from me to date. Needless to say, I'm already hyped for my next charity novel. What it'll be and what charity... that remains to be seen, but there will be another coming this fall. No doubt about it.

As For The Story:

An Heir For The Billionaire was originally meant to be a breeding erotica story, but morphed into something so much more. Instead, I would like to think this is an inspirational love story about hope, forgiveness and rediscovering what is most important in life.

The heroine of the story, Katrina Alexander is a woman stuck in a rut. She's working as a server for a hotel and embarrassed that at twenty-eight years old she hasn't accomplished much with her life. When her high school reunion comes around she considers not even going because she doesn't want people to see that she hasn't succeeded. With some prompting from her best friend, Farrah Glover, she decides to go, a part of her longing to see her former high school love, Damon Garratt.

The hero is Damon Garratt. He's a man that has it all. Money, power and it would appear the world in the palm of his hand. But that's hardly the case. His world is rocked to its core when he discovers he has lung cancer and may only have a year to live. He begins to evaluate his life thus far and realizes that despite the empire he's built around him, his world is empty of what is most important in life. An invitation to his ten year high school reunion makes him realize that he had the most important thing in life already and was foolish enough to let it go, so he travels back to his hometown of Bangor, Maine, in search of redemption.

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Official Blurb:
Katrina has been waiting for her Prince Charming...

Katrina Alexander's bland life has her wondering if she'll ever find the true love she's spent her life hoping for. With no current prospects, and a boring job, she's just about given up. Running into her high school sweetheart at her ten year high school reunion has her wondering if maybe she'd met him long ago.

He's faced with his mortality and in a race against time...

Damon Garratt is a self-made billionaire, but aside from his massive fortune has little else to show for the years that have gone by. Without love or a family, he's feeling empty. Seeing Katrina brings up old feelings from the past, and suddenly he can see his future more clearly. Racing against the clock, can he convince Katrina to give him the one thing he desperately needs - an heir?
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Review: Ningaloo Nights by Tracey Cooper-Posey

Title:  Ningaloo Nights

Genre:  Short Erotic Romantic Suspense (MF Romance)

Setting:  Contemporary; Ningaloo, Western Australia

Publisher:  Me! (This will be my 27th indie title, and 61st title overall)

Retail:  Will be available originally at Amazon, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Kobo.  Later; Apple, B&N, Sony, Diesel ebooks, etc.  Will not be available in print because of the length, but it is part of the Go Get ‘em Women collection, and will be included in a print anthology at a later date.

Price:  $2.99 ebook

Pages:  75 including front and back matter

Formats:  All the popular ebook formats will be available.

Edition:  Second.  This book was previously published with Ellora’s Cave under the same name and author.  Rights have been returned and the book is now being published by me.

ISBN: 9781927423981 (Amazon)


To find out what happened to her sister, Sherry just has to go with Mason Hayward to the ends of the earth…oh, and give him utter control over her mind, body and soul.

New York cop Sherry Abandonato cashes in her savings and dashes to Ningaloo in remote northwest Western Australia to find her sister, who disappeared ten days ago.

The only one with the skill to guide her to Derremawan is Mason Hayward, once an official guide with a reputation for getting people out of trouble, but now the town’s bad man.

In a searing afternoon of unexpected passion, Mason strikes a bargain. He’ll get her to Derremawan, if she agrees to go there with him unconditionally—on his terms and his conditions.

Sherry is astonished to find herself agreeing to the insane bargain, and worse, responding eagerly to the idea of three days of Mason Hayward taking charge under the hot Australian sun.

Warning:  This story features multiple sex scenes, including anal sex, the use of sex toys and MF sexual play.  Do not read this book if frank sexual language and sex scenes offend you.
No panties were seriously harmed during the production of this book.

Ningaloo Nights is part of the Go Get ‘em Women Collection

My Review:

I was definitely squirming around in my seat while reading this one!!  I was shocked at how such a short read could be so hot and so complete all at the same time.  You have two adults in an extremely intense situation.  Add to it, very similar stories of loss, a dangerous trek into the unknown, a tent, a bag of sex toys, and what do you get?  Me dreaming of finding a Mason of my own!!!  I liked that the story was gritty and oh so sexy!!   The attraction between these two is so hot, I swear you feel it as you turn the pages!! I loved the way it ended.  To me that was one of the sexiest parts about the book.  I applaud an author that can take a short and make me feel like I bought a novel.  Hat's off to you Tracey Cooper-Posey, because you absolutely pulled it off!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Giveaway and Interview with the Fabulously Sexy Gena Showalter!!!!

It is my great pleasure to have an author on today that needs no introduction!!  Please give a BIG Encounter welcome to the lovely and talented Gena Showalter!!!!!!  I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing this very busy lady with a few questions I had.  This is what she had to say:

When you first imagined the beginning of the series…what did you see?  To be honest, with the Lords of the Underworld I have seen only a book – or two – at a time, but no more.  Like readers, I’m interested in finding out how some of the plot points tie together LOL  Where is Pandora’s box?  (Where it seems to be in The Darkest Craving, or is that a trick?)  What will happen when the demon keepers find it?  I have a feeling it’s going to blow the minds of the Lords—and me!

Has this series expanded beyond your original expectations?
Far, far beyond.  I never imagined I would pull from different types of mythology, and introduce entire other races, like the Harpies, Fae and Phoenix.  Or that each race would come with its own set of rules, strengthens and weakness.  There are so many playgrounds for me to explore LOL 

Tell us about your newest addition.
With pleasure!

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.  

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, will the love they are building be torn apart?

Do you see yourself doing a spin-off or another series that includes characters from this one? I love the different races (and even William, whatever he is.)  I would have so much fun creating a series for each.  But alas, time.  I shake my fist at time!  I’ve got to finish up the Lords before I delve into another paranormal series.

What are you cooking up for us in the future?   Not counting The Darkest Craving, I’ve got two more releases this year!
Through the Zombie Glass (September 24th):

“Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine...”

Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.

After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.  She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her... from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness.
But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.

Then, it’s the second Otherworld Assassins novel, Black and Blue (Oct, 22nd)!

                                  HE IS EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY. .

Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent...and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help―a woman with even more secrets than Blue.

                                 …SHE BECOMES HIS ONLY OBSESSION

Evangaline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…

Thank you so much for your time.   I look forward to reading more of your work!

Thank you so much for having me over!

WHOOOO!!  I know I'm looking forward to the zombie one!!!  Let's take a look at Gena's series as a whole:
Long ago, twelve immortals warriors – each more dangerously seductive than the last -- stole and opened Pandora’s box, unleashing the evil from within. Now they carry that evil within themselves. Violence, Pain, Death, Disease, Disaster, Misery, Doubt, Promiscuity, Defeat, Lies, Secrets, and Wrath. When a powerful enemy returns, they will travel the world in search of a sacred relic of the gods – one that threatens to destroy them all.

The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld, #0.5)
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1)
The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2)
The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3)
The Darkest Prison (Lords of the Underworld, #3.5)
The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4)
Heart of Darkness Anthology (Includes: Lords of the Underworld, #4.5)
After Dark Anthology: The Darkest Angel (Lords of The Underworld, #4.5)
The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)
The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6)
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7)
The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, #8)
The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9)
The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10)

The Darkest Night

His powers -- Inhuman...

His passion -- Beyond immortal . . .

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments . . . and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love . . .
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive -- and unimaginably powerful . . .



The Darkest Kiss

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.
But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining.…



The Darkest Pleasure

Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods.
Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her fami ly have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.…



The Darkest Whisper

Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers.

So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern... until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.

Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love.




The Darkest Passion

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with another sizzling installment of the Lords of the Underworld series, as Aeron, keeper of the Demon of Wrath, dares to taste the forbidden .  .  .
For weeks, the immortal warrior Aeron has sensed an invisible female presence.  An angel--a demon-assassin--has been sent to kill him.  Or has she?  Olivia claims she fell from the heavens, giving up immortality because she couldn't bear to harm him. But trusting - and falling for - Olivia will endanger them all. So how has this 'mortal' with the huge blue eyes already unleashed Aeron's darkest passion?

Now, with an enemy hot on his trail and his faithful demon companion determined to remove Olivia from his life, Aeron is trapped between duty and consuming desire. Worse still, a new executioner has been sent to do the job Olivia wouldn't... 



The Darkest Lie

In this riveting new installment of New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, Gideon, keeper of the Demon of Lies, fights to uncover the truth….

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife.  He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her.  But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her means risking everything.  Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .     



The Darkest Secret

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when new demons possess him, the immortal warrior must be chained and isolated to protect those he loves. Death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty…. Haidee is an infamous demon assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.





The Darkest Surrender

The Lords of the Underworld return in this enthralling tale of an immortal warrior determined to win and the beautiful seductress he can’t resist.
Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain.  For him, nothing stands in the way of victory.  Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.
Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die.  Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he as an agenda of his own – steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named.  But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter – the love neither had thought possible… 





The Darkest Seduction

Possessed by the demon of Promiscuity, immortal warrior Paris is irresistibly seductive—but his potent allure comes at a terrible price.  Every night he must bed someone new, or weaken and die.  And the woman he craves above all others is the one woman he’d thought was forever beyond his reach…until now.   
Newly possessed by the demon of Wrath, Sienna Blackstone is racked by a ruthless need to punish those around her. Yet, in Paris’s arms the vulnerable beauty finds soul-searing passion and incredible peace. Until a blood feud between ancient enemies heats up.
Will the battle against gods, angels and creatures of the night bind them eternally– or tear them apart?



The Darkest Craving
Release Date:  July 30, 2013

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.  

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, their love might just tear them apart...




Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series.  She has written over thirty novels and novellas.  Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  

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Gena Showalter THE DARKEST CRAVING Blog Tour -
July 26 – August 9:

7/26 - GraveTells

7/26 - Froggarita's Bookcase

7/27 - Reading Between The Wines

7/27 - The Jeep Diva

7/28 - Book Lovin' Mamas

7/28 - Ramblings From This Chick

7/29 -Close Encounters With The Night Kind

7/29 - The Reading Café

7/30 – Book Monster Reviews


7/30 - Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies, Oh My!

7/31 - Reader Girls

7/31 - Head Stuck In A Book

8/1 - Under the Covers

8/1 – Riverina Romantics

8/2 - Cocktails and Books

 8/2 - Salacious Reads

8/3 - Bitten by Books

8/3 - I Smell Sheep

8/4 - Romance Junkies

8/4 - Paranormal Book Club

8/5 - Deal Sharing Aunt

8/5 - Red Hot Books

8/6 – Paranormal Haven

8/6 - Books A' La Mode

8/7 - Over The Edge

8/8 - Books-N-Kisses

8/8 - Romancing the Book

8/9 - Night Owl Reviews

8/9 - Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews

8/9 - Jocelyn Dex's Blog

7/30/13, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST/10am PST/6:00pm BST/4am AEST

Celebrate the release of The Darkest Craving with NYT Bestselling Authors Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole with a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the book!

Make sure you follow @genashowalter, @kresleycole, and @HarlequinBooks, and use hashtag #LOTUChat.
Gena is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE:  $100.00 gift card to Amazon

RUNNERS-UP:  Two (2) runners-up will receive a paperback of THE DARKEST CRAVING


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