Book Reviews now accepted through The Book Escape E-zine. Please contact Jennifer at: thebookescapemag@gmail.com with your blurb, release date, author name, and publisher. Thank you!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dangerous Proposition by Jessica Lauryn...

Dangerous Proposition, by Jessica Lauryn - 4 out of 5 stars

               Great Read!
 
Review:
Julia Dyson discovers her father has secretly worked for her childhood crush after he's been abducted. She plans to risk it all to get her father back, and starts by confronting the long ago crush, Collin Westwood, who she presumes may be the man behind it all.

Crashing a party, breaking into his house, and hiding in his bed to retrieve answers result in an unforgettable kiss, and a proposition to become Collin's mistress. With no choice but to let him believe she accepts the offer he's given, Julia is led into a dangerous adventure, a whirlwind of lies, and a struggle to keep her heart in tact. Not only does she need to save her father sooner rather than later, she also finds out that Collin is not the man she thought he was...

Jessica Lauryn does an amazing job yet again drawing her readers in from the very start with amazing plot twists, action, and scorching hot chemistry between her hero and heroine. If you haven't already read this amazing series I definitely recommend the Pinnacle of Power Series starting from the beginning with, Dangerous Proposal. My only recommendation would be to read, Dangerous Proposition second, and Dangerous Ally last. Although Dangerous Ally is the second in the series, I think it would have worked better as the third.

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Blurb:
When Julia Dyson learns her father has been abducted, she believes his hidden profession may be to blame.  But when she discovers a man’s name in her Dad's caller history, a man suspected of shady business activity and also her teenage crush, she decides to take matters into her own hands.  She confronts her father's presumed abductor, resulting in an unforgettable kiss…
 
In the course of one disastrous evening, diamond smuggling kingpin Colin Westwood learns that his best recruit is missing in action, and that the man has been keeping a secret for years—he has a twenty six year old daughter.   Determined to protect his identity, Colin vows to find the young woman, and keep her silent at any cost.  Intrigued to learn that she is actually the attractive woman he kissed, he makes Julia an offer.   Come to New York City with him to search for her missing father…as his mistress.
 
 
 
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Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Freedom to Love with Deanna Wadsworth...


Freedom to Love

The summer of 1976 was a time of celebration for the United States—The Great American Birthday Party. In my book EASY RYDER the reader can experience the celebration thru the eyes of a young man named Michael Ryder. Unfortunately, as a runaway escaping a violent, unaccepting home, Michael isn’t as caught up in the Spirit of 76 like the rest of the country.
 

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Throughout EASY RYDER signs of Bicentennial fever are everywhere as Michael travels across the country, seeking to find a place where he can be free to be himself. He sees all sorts of things painted with patriotic colors and designs—from buildings and fire hydrants, to coffee mugs in a diner. Even the license plates have adopted a patriotic design for 1976. Everyone has a reason to celebrate, but Michael.


Until Michael gets picked up by a mysterious biker in Indiana named Snake. Snake is a Vietnam veteran, lost to his own dark past and looking for redemption. He sees something in Michael and agrees to take him West on the back of his customized Harley chopper. Together they set out on a journey more meaningful than the destination, both of them looking for acceptance within themselves and from society.

Will these two unlikely traveling companions, immersed in a world obsessed with celebrating freedom, be able to find the freedom to love and be themselves?

Or will secrets form Snake’s past and a world not ready to accept them be their undoing?

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a memory of the Bicentennial or a thought on 1970s American culture, please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

~Deanna

Did you know?
The US has no quarters dated 1975.
The United States Mint issued
Bicentennial quarters in 1975, which
were dated 1776-1976. No regular
quarters were issued that year


Blurb:
It’s July 3, 1976, the beginning of America’s bicentennial weekend, and everyone seems to be celebrating their freedoms except eighteen-year-old runaway Michael Ryder. Fresh from rural Pennsylvania, Michael is doing whatever and whoever it takes to get to San Francisco, where he hopes to find a new life with the freedom to love without fear.

While hitchhiking, a mysterious, tattooed biker named Snake offers him a ride west—on the back of his customized Harley chopper. During their journey across Route 66, Snake introduces Michael to new and steamy pleasures, leaving Michael aching for more than just a physical relationship. But a violent encounter with a cruel biker gang and a harrowing secret from Snake’s military past might destroy their unlikely relationship long before they reach the end of the road.

Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.





You can buy Deanna’s books at Dreamspinner Press, Decadent Publishing or any reputable eBook seller


EASY RYDER is now available and already receiving 5Star Reviews (there’s some NSFW on this review LOL)
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I'd like to thank Deanna for sharing her newest Decadent Publishing release with us. It sounds like a great book and I love that cover.
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Decadent Publishing One Night Stand, A GIVEAWAY, Character's & The Fangirl's Dream with Fierce Dolan...


Wont You Be My Character?

Thanks for having me today, Jennifer! In the spirit of all things quirky and fun, I’d like to talk about something nearest and dearest to all fangirl hearts—particularly author ones: Who’s going to play your characters?! Isn’t that the squee-est of writer fangirl process? Part of the fun of developing characters is layering in their quirks and charms, their builds and dimples, their muscles and curves… I digress. But you know what I mean. Having a model in your mind to create that breathtaking hero, that stunning diva…  Writing is a hard job.

The question is, do you already know who will play your characters as you develop them, or does the visual come along with process? I have to say, I’m usually keen right away on who will play my characters. In fact, stop by Pinterest to check out who I chose to play Siler Dunham and Farraj Reza, the main characters of my new 1NS release from Decadent Publishing, The Fangirl’s Dream. My Won’t You Be My Character board has some beauties, and while you’re there, see the book’s locations on my Curiosities from The Fangirl’s Dream board.

So what do you think? Comment on who you imagine playing Siler and Farraj, and I will randomly select one response to win an ebook from my back catalog.

The Fangirl’s Dream

By Fierce Dolan

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Blurb

Siler Dunham would do anything to have Farraj Reza, hero of the smash network TV drama, Endangered. Every week she tunes in to watch him calculate the rescue of fellow bus crash survivors trapped deep in the jungle by a ruthless drug lord. A federal public defender with a penchant for saving the unsavable, she can’t resist his sad story, or his badass charm. When she seeks a matchmaking service to meet him, their one night stand isn't what she expected. Forced to choose between unbridled lust and compassion, Siler must forgo her fantasy... or mustn’t she?

Excerpt

His lashes fluttered, then his eyes widened. The gun didn’t waver. “Who are you? Where did you come from?”

“I’m here for you, Farraj, or whatever your name is. I came to meet you. You know—”

He pressed the gun into her neck. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Hawa’a. That’s it right, what I’m supposed to say—some kind of watch word?”

Jaw clenched, his cheek twitched and she imagined feeling it under her lips. “Who told you that word?”

Balancing on her knees with her arms raised in surrender, she toppled onto her bottom. Grit clung to the back of her legs. Something’s not right. “Madame Eve, the woman who arranged our meeting. She told me to say Hawa’a, first thing.”

As much as her restricted movement allowed, she looked around. Tiny beach. Palm trees. Crystal clear water. The cove….

Annoyed, Siler nudged the gun back with her elbow and stood, brushing sand from her bottom and smoothing her wilting skirt. Sweat beaded her brow, and her carefully disheveled tresses cascaded in limp curls over her shoulders.

“What is this?” Knuckles bracing her hips, she glared down the lowered barrel. “This is not what I asked for. What the fuck? Is this some kind of joke?”

Disappointment rolled in her stomach and tears stung her eyes. I’m such an idiot. “You know what? Let’s just forget this whole ‘one-night’ thing, and I’ll go home.” Palms up, she took a step to one side then the other. The only evident path lay behind him. She would have to pass him, and the shotgun.

About Fierce

Erotic mezzofiction writer, Fierce is imagination shapeshifted as a scribe taunting blank pages and carpal tunnel, neither of which are much use for deadlines. Close allies are impeccable timing and a trusty masseuse. Being a switch I/ENFP doesn’t hurt. For kicks Fierce has other personas across several genres, tends to fill in “Other” on surveys without explaining, and chooses the finality of the Japanese Tamagotchi.

Frolic with Fierce on:

·         Facebook

·         @FierceDolan

·         Google+

·         Goodreads

·         Amazon

·         Pinterest

·         Tumblr

Keywords

The Fangirl's Dream, interracial erotica, erotic fantasy, parallel universe, alternate reality, Fierce Dolan, Decadent Publishing, fangirl
 
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Well, you heard the woman, let Fierce know who you imagine to play her characters, Siler and Farraj, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of her back stories. Don't forget to leave your email address' with those comments.
 
She will be announcing her winner on Friday Aug. 30th
 
I'd like to thank Fierce for this awesome post today.
 
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

FREE FREE FREE! Who wants a FREE BOOK?



Have I got your attention yet? J

My novel, Meant To Be, is up for FREE on Amazon, August 23rd and 24th.

I’d like to thank everyone for joining me here, and I hope you enjoy it! *coughs* Don’t forget, I’m always up for some new reviews too. If you have the time that is, in the meantime please check out the blurb and excerpt below and get your very own copy today before time runs out! J

Oh and please share if you know anyone that might be interested in the book. The more downloads the better...


Book blurb:

Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.

 After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harboring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.


Excerpt:

He smiled again, taking the last plate from her to dry and shook off the extra suds. Drips of water and soap suds flew through the air getting her wet in the process, and he laughed at her shocked expression.

    “Oh, really,” she said in the mood to play. Taking the sprayer hose from the faucet, she turned it on and gave him a squirt. She laughed, and it was his turn to pause in shock.

    She could tell by his expression that this meant war and made a run for it, laughing the whole way. She made it into the living room before he extended his arm to catch her, swooping her up as if she was feather light.

“Got ye.”

    They both laughed, but when she turned to face him, he became serious suddenly. She knew then that the games were over. He brushed a strand of hair from her face and pulled her towards him. Slowly moving his face closer, his eyes sparkled and completely absorbed hers.

    The kiss started out slow, and she wanted him to take his time with it. She held back a groan when his mouth pulled away and pulled him tighter against her. Her adrenaline pumped faster, and she could feel the warmth coursing throughout her body. There was no thinking twice about it; her desire consumed her.

     Pushing him against the wall, she kissed him hard, wanting him in that moment more than she’d ever wanted anything. She liked where this was going, liked being in control, needed it in that moment.

Placing her hands on his chest, she slowly moved them down his beautifully sculptured abs. “Stay,” she whispered, taking a step back so that he could watch as she unzipped her dress. It slowly slid to the floor exposing her bare breasts and the sexy black thong she wore. She kicked it out of the way, pulled his shirt off, and pressed herself against him again, flesh against flesh. 

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Best wishes,

Jennifer Labelle

 

 

 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fetishes, A Peep Show, and an Awesome GIVEAWAY with Award Winning Author Kristine Cayne...


The Exciting and Bewildering World of Fetishes

Hello Jennifer. It’s a pleasure to be visiting your blog and your readers today. I hope you’ll enjoy this glimpse into the world of Everything Bared, the second book in my Six-Alarm Sexy firefighter erotic romance series, in which the heroine is an exhibitionist and the hero is an up-tight CFO.

Sex clubs feature in several scenes in Everything Bared.  At the beginning of the book there is a dream sequence where Dani is participating in a peep show. Later, William and Dani (the hero and heroine) visit a sex club called Club L’Estrange.

Since it was impossible for me to physically visit a wide selection of sex clubs in my area, I did a lot of online research and created a club based on the aspects I liked best from the ones I’d read about.

The Lusty Lady – Peep Show Anyone?

From the 1970s to 2010, Seattle was home to one of the Lusty Lady clubs famous for their peep shows on the main stage as well as booths. It was located in the downtown area near Pike Place Market. As a firefighter in the area, Dani would have known about this club and probably answered calls there on occasion. It seemed a perfect setting for her peep show dream.


Fetish 101 – Hold Onto Your G-String. It’s Going to be a Wild Ride!

Once William starts to loosen up, Dani brings him to a fetish party at a local sex club. There is a lot of information available regarding sex clubs (including BDSM and swinger clubs). I went on some wonderful video tours, learned about the rules and confidentiality agreements, peeked into private rooms, and took note of the availability of props, toys, and play furniture.  While these clubs all looked like a great time, I wanted something more general and all-inclusive for William and Dani’s first visit to a club together, an environment in which they could test out their shared desires. A pansexual fetish party, with its mix of kinks and levels of experience was the perfect solution.

Fetish parties are often held in sex clubs or night clubs and usually have a theme. Since I didn’t want William to freak out, I decided on a fetish party for beginners, where kinky outfits are mandatory, but nothing extreme is required. I found great photos of a huge variety of fetish theme parties at: http://www.thefetishparty.com/ Talk about inspiration!

FetishFactory – Kinkwear For Everyone!

Now that I’d created the settings for both scenes, I had to find some appropriate outfits for Dani and William to wear. It was time to go shopping. After some more online research, I found this fabulous fetish clothing store called Fetish Factory (http://fetish-factory.com/). The styles range from almost regular clothing to extreme kinkwear. Since William is a beginner at this, I went easy on them.


William’s outfit is a little more sedate: leather pants, military-style boots and leather vest. Pretty mundane, right? Except for the collar and nipple clamps he wears. LOL


William and Dani have a fabulous time at the sex club, even if that evening doesn’t end well for them (sorry, keeping spoilers to a minimum, LOL). A reader has asked me if I think they will go back anyways. My answer: absolutely!  William learns a lot about himself through that experience, but there is still so much more for him to explore and Dani is all too eager to show him.

Question for the readers: Have you ever been to a sex club, BDSM club, or fetish party? Do they intrigue you?

 


Two polar opposites—she’s kinky, he’s uptight—discover they share a taboo desire that may destroy both their futures.

Firefighter Dani Harris has always wanted a family, but doesn’t think it’s possible because of her demanding, high-stakes career. Her sex life is as high-adrenaline as her job, and that’s just one more thing that makes her unsuitable to be a wife and mother. Her secret kink—exhibitionism—has gotten in the way of more than one relationship. Will she ever find a man who not only shares her wild fantasies, but loves her for them?

Burdened with ensuring the success of the struggling family business, William Caldwell IV needs a wife suited for a CEO—one with money and connections, who can manage his busy social life and raise their 2.5 children. He’s got everything all mapped out, but when he meets Dani, a woman who’s  every kind of wrong, she taps into desires he’s only half-recognized and long-suppressed. Suddenly his carefully crafted five-year plan feels as confining as a straightjacket.

As Dani and Will’s sexual experimentation escalates, they test the limits of polite society by baring all and risking exposure—an exposure that could cost them their reputations and careers.

Excerpt:

A spotlight snapped on, bathing Dani in a harsh white light. Perched on a low wooden chair, she took in the small round platform beneath it, and the dozen shuttered openings surrounding her. Each was no more than a couple square feet in size and close enough for her to touch if she stretched out her arm. A pulsing beat filled the space and her body.

A man’s low, smooth voice broke in. “Begin.”

Begin what? Where was she? That’s when she noticed her clothes. Or rather her lack of them. A black corset laced up her abdomen and tied between her breasts, and sheer boy shorts barely hid her important bits. Garters tied to the corset held up silky thigh-highs. All things considered, it was a pretty sexy get-up, though far more modest than what she usually wore when she went to her favorite fetish parties. Is that where she was now? At a sex club?

When the platform began to rotate, she shifted and her foot hit something on the floor. Beside the chair was a basket full of toys. Sex toys.

One of the shuttered windows slowly slid open. In the near darkness, she could make out the broad-shouldered shape of a man.

Not toys. Props.

This was a peepshow. And she was the star attraction.

Her nails dug into her thighs as she tried to figure out if she was awake or asleep. Was she dreaming? If so, her subconscious was a right bitch to play with her fantasies like this.

The music cut out again. “Is there a problem, princess?”

That voice. It sounded so familiar, but not. She swallowed and shook her head. Since she was here, she might as well enjoy herself.

 



Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com

 
 
Kristine Cayne’s links:

 
 
Six-Alarm Sexy Series Book Links
Everything Bared (Six-Alarm Sexy, Book Two)
Amazon:  http://bit.ly/1e5hHlY ; Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/17OakO5 ;  Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/16e8Uxj ; Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/1c4ZubE;  Amazon FR:  http://amzn.to/1bAa2Ae
Six-Alarm Sexy, Volume One (Bundle Aftershocks & Under His Command)
Amazon ebook: http://bit.ly/16JJxjO; Amazon print: http://bit.ly/14ZpHCW; Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1bdNrsZl; Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/13b0KRVl; Amazon DE: http://amzn.to/15eb3b8; Amazon FR: http://amzn.to/18y18yB; B&N: http://bit.ly/14ZpQGA; Kobo: http://bit.ly/18lrt2G;  Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1aTjvPa; itunes: http://bit.ly/1bWUjLO;  ARe: http://bit.ly/18yneQF
Aftershocks (Six-Alarm Sexy, Prequel)
Under His Command (Six-Alarm Sexy, Book One)
 GIVEAWAY TIME!
 

Kristine has offered up one e-copy of Six-Alarm Sexy, Volume One (contains Aftershocks (prequel), and Under His Command (book one) OR a Six-Alarm Sexy T-shirt to one lucky commenter. So, please leave a comment with your email address', follow this blog and let her know if you'd like the two e-books or the t-shirt. 
I'd like to thank Kristine for this awesome post. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Kristine will announce her winner on Friday August 23.
 
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~