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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Heat the Sheets this Holiday Season...



Small town Lincoln likes to indulge and explore. The days are busy and the nights get naughty thanks to the popular fetish club, Leather and Pleasure…

Leather and Pleasure,
Rowan plans to surprise her husband on their anniversary and she decides to enact one of his
most desired fantasies. It’s no traditional night on the town for this couple.
When Sparks Ignite,
Rhys has a booming business, money, and women are a dime a dozen thanks to, Leather
and Pleasure
. But, something is missing and it isn’t until he meets, Eden, that he realizes what it is.
Sinfully Sexy, Sable and Lila have been lovers since they started working at the popular fetish club Leather and Pleasure, but Lila has curiosities and would like to have a third join them.
Naughty Noel,
Noel is the star of her first performance at the fetish club, Leather and Pleasure, and finds herself leading her first ménage a quatre for hundreds to see.
A Wicked Wager,
When Kayla visits Leather and Pleasure she’s faced with a sexy bouncer who refuses to let her in. There is chemistry they can’t deny, and as Jake brings out her playful side wagers are made.
Taming Julian,
Notorious playboy Julian Banks is finally ready to settle down and he knows just who he wants, Rachel ‘Red’ Hanson. But, can he convince her that’s he’s serious or will she run again?

WARNING:
You may want your significant other handy and a glass of water to cool yourself off. This book contains six decadent tales of exploration, temptation, friendship, and testing limits. So be careful not to get burned as you flip through these scorching hot pages...

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Best wishes,
Author Jennifer Labelle

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Releases & An Awesome GIVEAWAY with Ellora's Cave Author Lolita Lopez...



Saved by Venom

By

Lolita Lopez
 

Synopsis:

Grabbed, Book Three

 To escape her father's debt to a loan shark, Dizzy seeks refuge in the upcoming Grab. She’d rather belong to one of those terrifying sky warriors from the battleship Valiant than to the sleazy criminal who wants her as his plaything.
 The years of constant war haven’t been kind to highly decorated sniper Venom. Only the promise of earning a wife kept him going through deadly battles. Catching and collaring Dizzy fills him with incredible hope. Finally he has a woman of his own, a mate to love—and bind and adorn with his ropes.
 After a brazen Splinter attack, the Shadow Force uncovers secrets about Dizzy’s late mother that entangle her in a web of deceit. To save Venom, her father and an operative named Terror, Dizzy digs deep and risks it all.
 Venom refuses to stand idly by while Dizzy’s haunted past threatens the future they’re trying to build. He finally has a reason for living—and he’s not giving her up

Sneak Peek Excerpt:

Venom held up his hands to show he meant her no harm. “Don’t be afraid of me, Dizzy.”

“I don’t want to fear you but you’re so—”

“Big?”

She nodded. “You could really hurt me.”

“I don’t want to hurt you.”

“What…what do you want with me?”

“What do you want with me?”

She frowned at the way he had so neatly turned the question around to her. “I’m not the one chasing a woman through the forest.”

He smiled. “No, but you came back to help me. If you’d really wanted to get away, you would have thanked your lucky stars that I’d been trapped and kept on running. Why did you come back, Dizzy?”

She swallowed hard and considered his query. Finally, she admitted, “I don’t have anywhere else to go.”

The smile faded from his face. He crawled toward her, lifting his knees and planting them closer to her. His movements pushed aside the powdery snow and left trailing troughs. “Go with me. I’ll take care of you, Dizzy. I’ll provide a nice, comfortable home for you and all the perks of being an officer’s wife. You’ll want for nothing if you come with me.”

The idea of belonging to this man, of having someone who cared for her and only her, tempted Dizzy a great deal. Since her mother’s death, her father had been so forlorn and distant. There were times he looked at her as if he hated her, as if he resented that she had survived and her mother hadn’t. Lately he only came around when he needed money or a favor.

Thinking of the way her father had betrayed and used her, she asked, “In exchange for what, Venom?”

A little about the character Venom:
Rank: Land Corps Captain, SRU second-in-command
 
 
Specialty: Sniper
Mate: Waiting for his chance to Grab

 


 Ranked as the third best shot in the entire land corps force, Venom is nonetheless the most deadly of all their snipers. During the Sendarian siege, he volunteered to take a risky position outside the wire to keep the desperately needed supply routes open. Haunted by that battle, he lives for the day he can take a mate. Currently, he's the second-in-command of the SRU Alpha Team aboard the Valiant.
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Author Bio:
While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.
As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.
Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.
Lo lives in Texas with her Viking throwback of a husband and mischievous preschool-aged daughter. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica under the pen name Roxie Rivera.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

An Interview with the Authors of the Paranormal Menage Romance Tour...



Why do you write PNR ménage romance?
Beverly:  It is a genre I enjoy reading and writing.  No one man is perfect!  Two or more should cover what I need!  In fact, I’m sure the perfect man SHOULD be superhuman.
Sascha:   I love the depth of the genre and the multitude of love that can be expressed by more than one partner.
Carolyn:  This is my first foray into ménage writing.  I’m a sucker for romance and enjoy writing about people falling in love.  I see this as one of the most romantic books I’ve ever written.  My philosophy is, if the love is genuine and true, the numbers don’t matter.
What is your favorite body part to describe? Can you list a few?
Sascha:  Her entire essence…but if I had to pick one, I’d say, her hips, fingers and lips…
Beverly: The skin, it can be soft and supple, hard-yet wet warm to the touch, rough with stubble, slick with sweat…
Carolyn:  Eyes.  It’s the first thing I notice about a person and the first thing I describe about a character.
How do you judge if it’s hot enough?
Carolyn:  If my test reader is too embarrassed to talk about it.  With this story, I had lunch with her the next day and she blushed every time she looked at me.
Sascha:  If I’m aroused while reading…
Beverly:  If the fan comes out and the clothes come off…
How hot is too hot?
Sascha: No such thing in my opinion.
Beverly:  Is there such a thing?
Carolyn: Hot has to be steamy, sexy, erotic and even romantic.  As long as the scene contains one or more of those elements, the sky’s the limit as far as I’m concerned.
Links
Ghosts of Grace Cottage  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GRM4O8E
 
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Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Who is Your Favorite Vampire? New Releases & A Progeny Trilogy Giveaway with Ahlynne Laynne...


I’m beyond excited to be kicking off the Blood Reborn blog tour here at Labelle Books. This is one of my most favorite places to appear. I’ve also been here the most in the last two years. Today, I’m quite pleased to formally begin my promotion of the fourth book in the Progeny Series. When I had the dream about Ascher three years ago, I never thought that it would amount to anything. Once I started writing book one, I then told myself that I’d never finish it. So, you can imagine my surprise that I’m now writing the seventh book in this series. Blood Reborn is the continuing story of Ascher Rousseau and his eternal love, Shauna.
 
Today, as a gift for Jennifer’s followers, I’m offering an e-copy of The Progeny Trilogy, which includes books 1-3, to one commenter. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us who is your favorite literary vampire of all time. Please leave your answer and email for the giveaway. I hope you enjoy the exclusive excerpt. Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

 



 

BLOOD REBORN (The Progeny Series #4)

“Hell hath no fury like a Wiccan reborn.”

Shauna McCutchin and Ascher Rousseau share a deep and passionate bond that merges their Wiccan and vampire worlds. Destined, they’ve endured trials and suffered unimaginable pain in their quest for a happily ever after.

Endowed with amazing supernatural abilities and the added attributes of her new vampire existence, Shauna is a force to rival all others—a dangerous new breed of vampire that defies conventional wisdom. 

Darkness shrouds the couple’s pasts and enemies are determined to ruin their future. Will Shauna surrender to the evil side of her nature, or will she stand by Ascher’s side as the Rousseaus prepare for the revolution? 

Shauna will either be an immortal miracle or an unholy menace.

 
Excerpt from Blood Reborn:

A house full of guests were gathered in the next room, but Ascher became too impassioned to stop. He swept her into his arms, walking them to the wall farthest from the living room. Wrapping his fingers around the pink cotton, he tore the panties from beneath her matching gown and murmured against the hollow of her throat, “We have people in the living room.”

Her hand swiped across the black double dresser, scattering crystal figurines and papers onto the floor, adding to the mess from her earlier rage. “Ash, I so don’t care right now.” She squeezed his dick through the jeans, her tongue slipping along the pale skin of his neck. “I won’t scream if you don’t. You can be quiet, can’t you?” She grazed the razor point of one fang across the two moles near his throat.

Her action caused his cock to jump in response. Grasping a handful of her hair to lift her gaze to his, he growled, “You know what that does to me.”

“I know exactly what it does to you. Question is, what are you going to do about it?” 

Ascher tossed her on the dresser, spreading her legs to allow his fingers access to her clit. His thumb circling the swollen button, he moaned, “I’m going to take you right here on this dresser.”  

“Good, because I can’t wait until tonight.” Her fingers undid the button-fly in his jeans, her hand freeing his hard on from its denim prison. She nipped at his bottom lip, drawing blood, and then sucked on the soft flesh until the sting travelled the length of his body, making his erection pain in her hand.

Ascher knotted his fingers into the loose hair at the crown of her head. “You keep that up and you’re going to get it.”

“You promise?” With a careless lash of her clawed digits, Shauna stripped the nightgown from her body. Her bare breasts sprang free, the velvety nipples pointed with excitement. Her stare grew serious and flashed a stormy gray. “Come and get me, Ascher.”

He pulled on the French braid in her head, running his fingers along the plait until loose ribbons of dark flowing locks spilled down her back and over her face. She looked so fucking sexy, and he used every ounce of his restraint to hold back the urge to screw her into exhaustion.

Seizing her face in his hands, he took her mouth, pulling her against him and pinning his shaft to her soaked folds. “You’re mine,” he growled, edging his hips forward to feel her. The heat of her sex taunted his cock, firing an inferno in his blood. “I can’t believe you’re finally mine.”

Her head fell back in submission. “Yes. Yours. I’ll always be yours, Ascher.” She breathed winded pants. “Now fuck me.”

One minute she was restrained beneath him, her body writhing and arching against him, begging for his dick. The next, she pushed him beneath her, taking matters into her own hands. “Lie back,” she demanded, sinking to her knees and pushing him back against the wall. “I have a surprise for you.”

“Shauna, there are people in the next—Ahhh, baby what are you doing?”

“Pleasuring you.” She caught him with the full force of her silvery gaze. “Do you want me to stop?”

He felt powerless to stop her. “No.” His hands gripped the edge of the dresser, his claws shredding the black lacquered finish. “Don’t stop.”


About Ashlynne Laynne/Q. Lane

Ashlynne Laynne/Q. Lane is a songwriter, poet and author of erotic paranormal and contemporary romance, who has always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing creatures of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music that is of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny. 

                                                                                                         

She loves writing on the edge—combining the erotica and romance genres—and thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the wicked, damned version of Romeo and Juliet. She is currently working on book six of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Alterity Series, and several novella spin offs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively one day soon. Find and follow her online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave a note in her Reader Email.


Fall of 2013, Ashlynne Laynne started her own publishing, Q-Rotic Press. The remainder of her Progeny Series and all future projects will release through this new entity.


She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.

 
About The Progeny Series

At its core, The Progeny Series is simply about a man and woman who fall in love. The fact that he’s a half-blood (half-human, half vampire) and she’s a Wiccan human are secondary factors. When we meet Ascher, he’s grumpy. Frankly, who could blame him? He’s engaged to seal to Ursula—a cold and careless vampire who wants nothing more than to get her hands on a bloodstone— and he feels conflicted about his existence.


All of that changes when he meets Shawnette McCutchin. She’s beautiful, intriguing and possesses some of the most potent blood that he’s ever smelled. A war immediately begins inside Ascher. He craves Shauna’s blood just as much as he craves her body and the closer they get, the harder it is for him to control his urges. After Ascher calls off the sealing to Ursula, the trouble begins. His family’s peaceful period ends when Ursula’s army attacks the Rousseaus.

This series encompasses a family dynamic of which we’ve never seen. The Rousseaus share a common mortal and immortal bloodline, but loyalty is the thread binding this clan. Shauna and Ascher’s dissuaded love only strengthens the family bonds. Their unique union transcends bloodlines and completes the prophecy, defying the beliefs of centuries old covenants while shattering the wall between the Wiccan and vampire worlds that has existed for ages. This series is erotic paranormal romance intended for adults, as it contains adult sensuality, language and themes.

 
Ashlynne and Q’s Links



 

Books 1-3 of The Progeny Series. Available for purchase at Amazon US  Amazon UK   BN  Smashwords  i books  Kobo

 

       
 
 


 

 

                                     

 










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I'd like to thank Ashlynne for coming on Labelle Books today. It's always a pleasure to host you. For those of you who aren't familiar with her work Ashlynne's a fantastic writer and the Progeny Series is amazing.

So please don't forget to tell her who your favorite literary vampire is for a chance to win the first three books with your email address' in the comments section.

Ashlynne will announce her winner on Tuesday Nov. 26

Best wishes,\
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://www.jenniferlabelle.com
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are you a Harlequin Lover? Check Out This Interview with Author Jennifer Snow...


Title:
The Trouble With Mistletoe

Release date: November 1, 2013

Author: Jennifer Snow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

 

Questions:

1.      How long have you been an author? I started collecting rejection letters at sixteen, so I think it started around that timeJ But then life took me on several different paths after highschool, so it was when I was on maternity leave with my son three years ago that I started writing seriously again and succeeded in publishing my first novella.
 

2.      What is your favourite genre? I love contemporary romance, especially holiday themed titles.

3.      If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why? I would start with my holiday novella Mistletoe & Molly as it is a quick short, fun read that will introduce them to my style before starting the new Brookhollow series.  However, The Trouble With Mistletoe is the best example of my writing style and how it has changed over the last few years.


4.      What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process? How supportive other writers can be. I have met some wonderful people through conferences and on our Heartwarming Authors blog.


5.      Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress? I am currently writing book three in the Brookhollow series, which is Melody Myers’ story. Readers are introduced to her in the first two books and it was time for her own story. It is heartbreaking at times to write, but definitely one that I think will resonate with readers of the series.

 
6.      Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you. I love the UFC-Mixed Martial Arts. I’m such a girl…until the pay per view fights come on lolJ
 

7.      Name your top three writing goals? Well, I hope to finish my Brookhollow series by the end of next year, and then move on to another series I’ve already outlined-so I guess that’s one. Number two would be to finish a screenplay submission that I am co-writing with my mom. And three-Ultimately, my biggest goal and dream would be to have one of my holiday titles turned into a Hallmark made for tv Christmas movieJ  Dream big, right?
 

Fun Questions -

1.      If you had a warning label, what would it say? I actually have a warning sticker on my truck that says-Caution-Harlequin writer on board, because I am a hazard on the road sometimes when my mind starts to wander to Brookhollow…


2.      If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do? Luke from The Trouble With Mistletoe…and um…that’s private J
 

3.      What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? I can’t put this here, but if readers want to email me privately, I’ll share itJ
 

 
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I'd like to thank Jennifer for joining us today. It was a pleasure to get to know you. LOL, that warning sticker is priceless.
 
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~